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Britney Spears Biopic Is Coming to Lifetime in 2017

9 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past few years, the Lifetime Network has been in the process of rebanding itself, debuting controversial "unauthorized" movies that went behind-the-scenes of hit sitcoms like Saved By the Bell and Full House. Their rebranding has also included the Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig thriller A Deadly Adoption and the cult-classic remake of Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? from James Franco. Today we have word that the network has ordered a biopic centering on pop icon Britney Spears, simply entitled Britney.

TV Line reports that the network has cast Natasha Bassett as the Princess of Pop, although no other cast members have come aboard quite yet. The biopic will be produced by Asylum Entertainment for Lifetime, with production scheduled to begin in Vancouver on September 19, with Lifetime eyeing a 2017 debut. Here's the official plot description, courtesy of the network.

"Britney Jean Spears was just a young girl from »

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Low Budget Thriller Lights Out Passes $100M at Global Box Office

21 August 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lights Out, the acclaimed horror hit teaming first-time feature director David F. Sandberg and producer James Wan, has surpassed the $100 million mark, it was announced today by Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The modestly budgeted film clicked with audiences in its July 22nd North American debut, posting a strong opening weekend and holding its momentum for a current domestic gross of $63.1 million. This, combined with an estimated cumulative international return of $41.7 million, brings its global box office total to more than $100 million to date, with openings still ahead in Europe and Asia.

Sandberg takes his first bow as a feature director on Lights Out, following a catalog of horror shorts that has generated an enthusiastic internet fan base, including the one that inspired the film. The success of Lights Out also marks another crowd-pleasing and critical nod for Wan, whose credits include the global box office hits The Conjuring, »

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Movie Review – Lights Out (2016)

21 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lights Out, 2016.

Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander Dipersia, Billy Burke, Alicia Vela Bailey, and Maria Bello.

Synopsis:

When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie.

It’s a unique feat to make a film which you start to forget even as you’re still watching it. That’s been achieved by the latest jump-scare shocker Lights Out; a run of the mill horror that riffs on nearly every horror cliché there is.

Opening with a strong nightmarish sequence in a factory, the premise of Lights Out is intriguing and made for a terrifying short film from director David Sandberg. As a feature length film it is bloated and quite dull. Rebecca (Palmer »

- Helen Murdoch

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Box Office: ‘Ben-Hur’ Left in the Dust by ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘War Dogs’ with $4 Million Friday

20 August 2016 7:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After pulling in about $4 million on Friday, “Ben-Hur” is looking at a dismal opening weekend at the box office in the range of $11 million at 3,084 locations.

The film, from Paramount and MGM, is eyeing a fourth or fifth place finish this weekend despite a big budget of about $100 million.

Warner Bros. is staying on top as “Suicide Squad” will most likely keep the throne with a third weekend in the $20 million range at 3,924 locations. The same studio’s “War Dogs” is looking at about $15 million at 3,258 locations after pulling in $5.5 million on Friday.

Sony and Annapurna’s second weekend of “Sausage Party” is eyeing a second weekend in the $15 million range at 3,103 locations after a $5 million Friday.

The tight box office race is only squeezed tighter by Focus’ launch of the animated adventure “Kubo and the Two Strongs” from Laika, which looks to open to about $12 million at 3,260 locations. Its »

- Seth Kelley

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Giveaway – Win a merchandise pack to keep you safe with Lights Out!

14 August 2016 1:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Are you ready for the horrors that are exposed in the dark this summer in the terrifying brand new film Lights Out? Prepare yourself by winning one of five bundles of Lights Out kits that we are giving away!

See Diana appear on a heat changing mug, be fully prepared for any dangers in the dark with a peel and stick night light and flashlight keychain, and kit yourself out in glow in the dark detailed clothing.

Lights Out hits UK cinemas on August 19th 2016.

From producer James Wan (The Conjuring Franchise) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark.

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that »

- Gary Collinson

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Zoo: Season Three Renewal for CBS Summer Series

10 August 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

In good news for fans, James Patterson's Zoo TV show has been renewed for a third season on CBS. The scripted summer drama series, based on Patterson's best seller, is currently in its second season on the Tiffany Network.The Zoo TV series cast includes: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, and Billy Burke. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Michael Katleman, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, and Steve Bowen executive produce.Read More… »

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Lights Out Helmer David Sandberg Defends Movie’s Eerie Final Scene

1 August 2016 3:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it may have traded a compelling story for jump scares and shock value, David Sandberg’s directorial debut Lights Out has hit the ground running, conjuring up a box office haul of $63.6 million worldwide – off the back of a $4.9 million budget, no less – along with a full-blown sequel at New Line.

But one point of contention that some viewers took issue with was the film’s eerie ending. It’s something that A.V. Club came down hard on in their review, prompting David Sandberg to issue a response to clarify his creative choice. We’ve included both the review extract and statement after the jump to safeguard you from spoilers.

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In the interest of context, A.V. Club’s critique stated: “So to kill the monster, she kills herself—an ending that felt, to this writer anyway, dangerously close to an endorsement of »

- Michael Briers

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Zoo: Season Three Needed to Resolve Cliffhanger Ending

27 July 2016 8:17 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It seems Zoo has some surprises in store. The cast of the CBS series recently revealed the season two finale will feature a major cliffhanger, TVLine reports.The drama follows a young zoologist (James Wolk) as he tries to figure out why animals have started attacking humans. The cast also includes Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Billy Burke, Josh Salatin, and Alyssa Diaz.Read More… »

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Sequel to Horror Film ‘Lights Out’ in the Works at New Line

27 July 2016 3:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line is in early development on a sequel to horror-thriller “Lights Out,” which grossed $27 million domestically in its first five days on a budget of under $5 million.

The key creatives are returning for the project with David F. Sandberg back to direct from script by Eric Heisserer. James Wan will again produce through his Atomic Monster company along with Lawrence Grey through his Grey Matter shingle.

The film stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Maria Bello and Sandberg’s spouse Lotta Losten. The story centers on a malevolent apparition that attacks in the dark with Heisserer’s script based on the 2013 short film that Sandberg made with his wife.

Lights Out” performed above expectations at the U.S. box office and added $8.5 million internationally  at 3,737 screens in 32 markets.

Sandberg is currently directing “Annabelle 2” for New Line, which has given that sequel a prime release date of May 19, 2017.

Annabelle, »

- Dave McNary

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Second Opinion – Lights Out (2016)

24 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lights Out 2016.

Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander Dipersia, Billy Burke, Alicia Vela Bailey, and Maria Bello.

Synopsis:

When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie.

Lights Out is terrifying. That is the only way I can think of to even begin describing this small budget horror flick produced by James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw) and directed by David F. Sandberg who is adapting his own excellent and revered two-minute YouTube short into a feature-length movie. The term feature-length should also be used lightly considering that the movie is only 81 minutes, but by God they will be some of the most inventively terrifying 81 minutes of your life.

The concept isn’t even anything remotely refreshing or original, »

- Robert Kojder

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Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Heads for $60 Million Opening Weekend

22 July 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount’s “Star Trek Beyond” is dominating the U.S. box office, blasting off for an impressive weekend of as much as $60 million at 3,928 locations, early estimates showed Friday.

It’s a solid start for the 13th film in the durable franchise, following a summer that’s seen notably disappointing performances from several sequels.

That negative trend appears to be dragging down Fox’s animated comedy “Ice Age: Collision Course,” which looks to under-perform in the $22 million range at 3,992 venues. The fifth “Ice Age” movie may wind up trailing the third weekend of “Secret Life of Pets” and the second weekend of “Ghostbusters” in a battle for second place.

New Line’s low-cost horror-thriller “Lights Out” is overperforming with initial estimates showing a debut between $15 million and $20 million at 2,818 sites.

Star Trek Beyond,” the third film in the rebooted sci-fi series, opens Friday at 3,928 sites and appears to be performing in line with projections. »

- Dave McNary

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Review: ‘Lights Out’ Is Too Dim To Make Its Ambitious Premise Really Shine

21 July 2016 6:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Within the first five minutes of David F. Sandberg’s feature film debut, “Lights Out,” an understandably addled character has managed to figure out the primary rule of engaging with the freaky spectre haunting him: She disappears when illuminated. Even while being chased around an appropriately creepy textile factory (is it really necessary to have that many slump-shouldered mannequins just hanging out?) by a stringy-haired and sharp-clawed monster, Paul (Billy Burke) can still figure out what it is that keeps the baddie at bay, a realization that Sandberg telegraphs to both his character and his audience with the minimum of time.

Too bad then that Sandberg can’t keep such a simple and clever premise going during the relatively slim 80 minute runtime of his film, a horror offering that suffers immensely from wicked rule-bending and a disregard for the snappy chills that initially recommend it.

Read More: ‘Lights Out’ Trailer: »

- Kate Erbland

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'Lights Out' Review: I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness

21 July 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Why do we still get scared at thing that go bump in the night? At the movies, I mean. Lights Out, the feature-length (well, 80 minutes) film version of a horror short that went viral online, allows Swedish filmmaker David F. Sandberg to earn his stripes as a director in the big leagues. It was horror master James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) who gave Sandberg the go-ahead for a $5 million feature.

He does a solid job of raising hell. With screenwriter Eric Heisserer fleshing out a 146-second short, Lights Out »

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Review: Lights Out, When Darkness Rules

20 July 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Modesty is an underappreciated virtue, especially in horror movies. Lights Out revolves around a frightening idea: turn out the lights and something sinister appears. Turn on the lights and the something disappears. A few years ago, filmmaker David F. Sandberg captured the idea perfectly in a short film, which ran less than three minutes. But how to expand that nugget into a feature film? The opening sequence of the feature version establishes the premise splendidly, as a factory manager named Paul (Billy Burke) must confront the disturbing phenomenon. Flash forward in time and Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) is introduced. She's in a relationship with Bret (Alexander Dipersia) but steadfastly reluctant to commit to anything more than a casual affair. Rebecca, to be frank, looks like she's...

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Lights Out Review

19 July 2016 2:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When the first trailer for David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out surfaced, I feared that we’d have another Annabelle situation on our hands. Translation: James Wan would produce a film where the director simply tries to mimic Wan’s signature style. It’s easy to get lost in current trends that seem to be working, especially for a blockbuster rookie. So, how does Wan’s protégé fare? Well, Sandberg proves early and often that he’s no WANnabe horror stud – he’s here to kick some genre ass.

Lights Out lunges from the darkest, deepest reaches of enjoyable horror masochism (why do we love scaring ourselves to death?), and dismantles a whole host of tired clichés with ease. “First-time filmmakers make silly genre mistakes!” or “Shorts always make for weak feature adaptations!” or “Mainstream horror is a dying artform!” – nope, not here, and definitely not. Sandberg deviously delivers one helluva cracked-out haunted attraction, »

- Matt Donato

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Watch: New Lights Out Clips Tease Shadowy Scares

15 July 2016 4:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Something sinister watches from the shadows in three new clips from Lights Out.

“From producer James Wan (“The Conjuring”) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.”

Directed by David F. Sandberg and based on his short film of the same name, Lights Out stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander Dipersia, »

- Derek Anderson

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In Nod to ‘Lights Out’ YouTube Origins, Warner Bros. Taps YouTube Creators for Scary Promos (Exclusive)

15 July 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David F. Sandberg’s feature-length directorial debut, “Lights Out,” is set to bow next week — and Warner Bros. is using his YouTube-to-bigscreen success story to market the horror film.

The studio pacted with YouTube to invite eight up-and-coming creators to shoot scary short films at YouTube Space New York, on new sets inspired by the “Lights Out” movie. The videos are slated to go live Friday, one week ahead of the July 22 debut of “Lights Out,” a New Line Cinema presentation distributed by Warner Bros. The shorts will appear on the individual creator channels, as well as the YouTube Space channel, the official Warner Bros. YouTube channel and promoted through social media platforms.

“It’s a Cinderella story born at YouTube,” said Blair Rich, president of worldwide marketing for Warner Bros. “So it seemed like the most natural place to promote the movie was with YouTube.”

In 2013, for a short-film competition, »

- Todd Spangler

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New clips and TV spots for the James Wan-produced horror Lights Out

15 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just a week to go until its Us release, we’ve got a bunch of new TV spots and clips for the upcoming horror Lights Out, which is directed by David S. Sandberg, from his award-winning 2013 short of the same name; take a look below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Lights Out

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Lights Out In St. Louis

11 July 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From producer James Wan (“The Conjuring”) comes Lights Out – a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark.

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.

But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

Starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Alexander Dipersia and Maria Bello, Lights Out opens in theaters July 22.

Wamg invites you to enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance screening of »

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Zoo: Season Two Ratings

29 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Despite lots of negative reviews last year, Zoo did okay in the ratings for a summer show. CBS renewed it for a second season. Will the numbers rise or fall this time around? Will the Zoo TV show be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.On Zoo, a young zoologist (James Wolk) spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa. He begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals and works to figure out the reason for them as the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious. The rest of the cast includes Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Billy Burke, Josh Salatin, and Alyssa Diaz.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as »

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