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Millennium’s Avi Lerner Rips Into Keanu Reeves For Walking Away From Movie ‘The Detail’; Reeves’ Lawyer Disputes

Millennium’s Avi Lerner Rips Into Keanu Reeves For Walking Away From Movie ‘The Detail’; Reeves’ Lawyer Disputes
Exclusive: The Detail was a film that was expected to star Keanu Reeves with the well-regarded second unit director Simon Crane making his feature film directorial debut. The action/adventure film was to shoot in South Africa starting on October 14 and end by Christmas. Producer/financier Steve Richards at Endurance Media was financing along with Millennium. Crew was hired, location scouting had begun, script was being tweaked and all seemed on course. Until Monday…
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Go Inside the Epic Jason Bourne Las Vegas Car Chase | Exclusive

Go Inside the Epic Jason Bourne Las Vegas Car Chase | Exclusive
After a successful theatrical run, earning $162.1 million domestically and $415.2 million worldwide, Universal debuted Jason Bourne on Digital HD this week, ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD release on December 6. Today we have an exclusive preview that takes fans inside the epic Las Vegas car chase scene. This preview features interview segments with star Matt Damon, director Paul Greengrass, producer Frank Marshall and second unit director Simon Crane.

Simon Crane, a legendary stunt coordinator who has worked on Titanic, Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan before transitioning to a second unit director, reveals in this preview from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment that he can't believe what the city of Las Vegas is letting them get away with. Paul Greengrass reveals that they were allowed to shut down the entire Las Vegas strip, which was filled with several stunt cars and stunt drivers for this thrilling action sequence. Matt Damon reveals in
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‘Jason Bourne’ Hitting Digital 11-15 And Blu-Ray 12-6 Loaded With Bonuses

Jason Bourne was one of the highlights of the summer this year, and the film is hitting soon on Digital and Blu-Ray/DVD, including 4K Ultra HD, and it’s one of the definite buys of the next few months.

The release has plenty of bonuses, including several Bts featurettes, and while it doesn’t have a commentary track, it looks to have quite a lot of interview coverage that possibly manages a lot of what we might get from one anyway.

Take a look at all the details below, and mark your calendar.

Available On Digital HD November 15, 2016

4K Ultra Hdtm, Blu-Ray™, DVD And On Demand December 6, 2016 From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Matt Damon (Bourne Franchise, The Martian) is back and this time it’s personal in Jason Bourne, the action-packed fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise, coming to Digital HD November 15, 2016 and 4K Ultra HD
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Legendary sets Justin Lin to direct Hot Wheels movie

It seems like forever since we last heard about the planned big screen adaptation of Hot Wheels, but now it looks like Legendary Pictures is revving up its engines on the Mattel toy adaptation with Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond) signing on to produce and direct the film.

Lin – who may also co-finance the movie through his Perfect Storm Entertainment production banner – certainly seems like a good fit for the project, having helmed four instalments of the Fast & Furious franchise from 2006’s Tokyo Drift through to 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. He is also attached to direct Space Jam 2, and his been linked to the live-action Akira adaptation, but Hot Wheels is said to be next on his slate.

The Hot Wheels movie has been in development since 2003, with McG (Charlie’s Angels) originally attached to direct when the project was set up at Columbia. It then moved on to
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Justin Lin Drives Towards Hot Wheels Film

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond) has signed on to direct Hot Wheels for Legendary Pictures. The Hot Wheels film is based on the popular toyline from Mattel. Lin will develop and produce the film through his Perfect Storm Entertainment production banner.

Directors McG and Simon Crane were previously attached to Hot Wheels. Lin helmed this summer's Star Trek Beyond for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious films. 

Lin and his producing partner Troy Craig Poon, and Legendary Pictures will search for a screenwriter to pen Hot Wheels. Lin is expected to film Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James for Warner Bros. Pictures. 

Mattel Toys is starting to follow in Hasbro's footsteps by adapting feature-length films based on their popular toy brands. The first major film project is Max Steel, from one of Mattel's action figure lines, which is opening October 14. Various movie
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Hot Wheels Movie Gets Fast and Furious Director Justin Lin

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Hot Wheels Movie Gets Fast and Furious Director Justin Lin
Mattel is hoping they can enjoy the same success Hasbro has by bringing their toys to the big screen. Just like Hasbro did with Transformers, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is developing a Hot Wheels movie with his production company Perfect Storm Entertainment. The project is reportedly in the very early stages, but Lin is attached to direct the movie for Legendary Pictures.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, also revealing that Justin Lin and his company Perfect Storm will have the option to co-finance the movie. The director and his partner Troy Craig Poon, along with Legendary, are reportedly searching for a writer to board the project and bring Hot Wheels to life. The report also notes that this project will not be Justin Lin's next directorial effort, as it is still very early in the development process. He is also attached to Space Jam 2, so perhaps
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Newswire: Justin Lin to play with his cars again as the director of the Hot Wheels movie

Director Justin Lin spent four years (and three eclectically named sequels) pushing cars around as the temporary steward of the Fast & The Furious franchise, ramping them off of stuff, setting off giant explosions, and (we’re guessing) making “vroom-vroom” noises with his mouth. Now, after a brief detour into the world of spaceships and even bigger booms, Lin is getting back to playing with his cars again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Star Trek Beyond director has signed on to helm the Hot Wheels movie, the one that various Hollywood studios have had in the works for years now.

Last we’d heard, Hot Wheels was being directed by prolific stunt coordinator and second unit director Simon Crane, and was set to center on “a washed-up Illinois State Trooper who, after a dangerous military device falls into the hands of a criminal, fights the man his father once ...
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Fast & Furious Helmer Justin Lin Will Direct Legendary's Hot Wheels Movie

Justin Lin, the man who rescued the Fast & Furious franchise from the brink of death and turned it into one of the biggest movie series in the world, is getting in the driver's seat for a different car-themed film.

THR reports that Lin, who most recently directed Star Trek Beyond, has signed a deal to develop, produce, and direct Hot Wheels for Legendary Entertainment, a movie based on the beloved toy line. This film has been in the works since 2003, with directors like Simon Crane and McG pulling in and then peeling out in recent years. Lin seems like an obvious natural fit to direct the four-wheeled action here, though the storyline remains to be seen; a new writer will be hired soon to take a crack at a script.

One quick thing from THR's report that I thought was worth mentioning: a statistic they quote about the prevalence of
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Justin Lin Picked To Steer ‘Hot Wheels’

Justin Lin Picked To Steer ‘Hot Wheels’
Justin Lin, coming off directing Star Trek Beyond, is getting behind the wheel of Hot Wheels, a feature film based on the classic Mattel car toy line that Legendary Pictures has been trying to put together for a while. The live-action take at one point had Simon Crane helming back in 2013 with a rewrite by Paul Attanasio from a script by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Lin and his Perfect Storm Entertainment will produce this and set a new…
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Legendary Appoints Star Trek Beyond Director Justin Lin To Helm Hot Wheels

Star Trek Beyond helmer Justin Lin is returning to the realm of petrolheads and piping hot automobiles for Hot Wheels, the long-in-development feature film based on Mattel’s lucrative toyline.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Lin, no stranger to the genre after a long career on Universal’s Fast and Furious franchise, has struck a deal to direct, develop and produce the adaptation via his Perfect Storm Entertainment banner, lending the project its first tangible lease of life since 2014. Then, it was director Simon Crane who came attached to Hot Wheels at Legendary, after the studio had snapped up rights from Columbia some years before.

That all changes today. With Lin at the helm and his producing partner Troy Craig Poon by his side, the search is on for a writer to steer Hot Wheels onto the starting grid as Legendary eyes a sizeable blockbuster. Falling into
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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Director Justin Lin Straps In to ‘Hot Wheels’

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Director Justin Lin Straps In to ‘Hot Wheels’
Justin Lin, who directed “Star Trek Beyond” and helped make the “Fast and Furious” franchise into a worldwide phenomenon, has closed a deal to helm “Hot Wheels,” a movie based on the pocket-sized toy cars, for Legendary Entertainment, TheWrap has learned. Lin will develop, produce and direct the movie. He and his Perfect Storm Entertainment also have an option to co-finance the film. A film based on Mattel’s toy cars first entered development in 2003, but the project never got off the ground, as film rights went from Sony to Warner Bros. and finally Legendary. Simon Crane was brought on to direct the.
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Composer Michael Giacchino Replaces Alexandre Desplat On ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Here’s a question that I think is worth some consideration: is “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Disney and Lucasfilm‘s “Suicide Squad“? Let’s face it, both films have been through pretty much the same thing, but one has received (so far) a pass from too much scrutiny, thanks for a carefully orchestrated PR counter-attack. But none of that changes the fact that ‘Rogue One’ has gone through extensive reshoots that are more than just your standard pick-ups (sorry, you don’t hire two additional directors — Tony Gilroy (who is also doing rewrite work) and Simon Crane — to get that done) and the picture hasn’t been able to fully swat away rumors that executives were concerned about director Gareth Edwards‘ “dark” movie, and were looking for something with more of the four-quadrant friendly vibe of every other “Star Wars” movie.

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New Trailer For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Looks To Overcome Reshoot Rumors

It was a rather remarkable summer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The seemingly impossible-to-do-wrong Lucasfilm had to navigate a full blown crisis when word emerged that extensive reshoots were scheduled for the franchise’s first spinoff, with Tony Gilroy and Simon Crane brought in to help with shooting. But looking to counter the bad […]

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New Jason Bourne Featurette Focuses On The Movie’s Massive Las Vegas Set Car Chase

A brand new featurette has been released for Jason Bourne, and it takes us behind the scenes of the movie’s huge chase sequence which was shot on location on the Las Vegas strip. It features Matt Damon squaring off with Vincent Cassel’s villainous character, and includes comments from both them and second unit director Simon Crane.

The Jason Bourne cast is made up of names like Alicia Vikander, Scott Shepherd, Tommy Lee Jones and Julia Stiles, so there are a lot of reasons to be excited for the movie beyond just this sure to be memorable action sequence. Still, based on past experience, it’s pretty much a guarantee that it will end up being the biggest talking point when all is said and done.

Despite being rumoured for years, it seemed like another instalment of the franchise revolving around the character it’s named after was never going to happen.
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New Jason Bourne Featurette Examines That Absolutely Insane Car Chase On The Las Vegas Strip

After a fairly quiet June, it looks like the summer movie season is about to kick it into high gear in the next few weeks with the eagerly awaited debuts of Jason Bourne, Suicide Squad, Star Trek Beyond, and Ghostbusters! Speaking of the ever-elusive Mr. Bourne, Universal Pictures has released a brand new featurette that takes you behind-the-scenes of the franchise's wildest stunt yet - the hotly anticipated car chase on the Las Vegas strip, which was filmed on location and features Matt Damon's titular assassin going toe-to-toe with Vincent Cassel's The Asset. Check it out below as Damon, co-star Alicia Vikander, director Paul Greengrass, and second unit director Simon Crane detail the absolutely bonkers sequence: Update: Here's a special first look, courtesy of HBO: Global superstar Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role as Jason Bourne in the fifth installment of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise. Acclaimed
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"Rogue One" Enlists Another For Reshoots

Depending upon whom you believe, reshoots on "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" are either fairly minimal and mostly just about making it better, or they're extensive and part of some serious retooling. All seem to indicate the studio is keen on making something that's tonally more akin to the main "Star Wars" series and more familiar than the first cut screened for executives - one which is rumored to be more of a dark war movie than people might expect.

On Friday we learned that "Bourne" film series scribe Tony Gilroy had come onboard to help with re-writes. Now, THR reports that not only will Gilroy's role be more extensive than that, he'll be joined by someone else.

The trade says that along with re-writes Gilroy will be behind the camera during additional filming, supervising the reshoots, while veteran stunt coordinator and second unit director Simon Crane ("Edge of Tomorrow,
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Tony Gilroy and Simon Crane enlisted to help with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reshoots

Is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in crisis? It’s hard to say, but those rumours about reshoots taking place have ended up being accurate, and it sounds like Disney definitely isn’t happy with what director Gareth Edwards has delivered. The Hollywood Reporter says that the studio wants to lighten the tone of the movie […]

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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Enlists Renowned Stunt Coordinator for Reshoots (Exclusive)

'Star Wars: Rogue One' Enlists Renowned Stunt Coordinator for Reshoots (Exclusive)
Veteran stunt coordinator and second unit director Simon Crane has been tapped to assist with the lengthy reshoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Rogue One, being directed by Gareth Edwards, will undergo significant additional filming this summer, it was revealed earlier this week. Disney and Lucasfilm are hoping to accomplish several goals with the reshoots, including working on the tone of what has been described by sources as a “war movie.” The lightening of the feel of the film is meant to broaden its appeal. Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed more

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Say What You Will About the Academy - But Some Cool International Names Among 2015 New Member Invitees

Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has
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Oscar News: 322 Invited To Join; The Academy Museum Receives Approval

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”

“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy
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