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After The Best Man Holiday, a star-studded follow-up to 1999′s The Best Man, became a huge hit last November, Universal must have realized what a hit it had on its hands. Now, the studio has set a third installment, titled The Best Man Wedding, for release on April 15th, 2016.
A few things made a third installment in the series a near certainty. Firstly, The Best Man Holiday, budgeted at $17 million, had a terrific $30 million opening weekend and went on to bcome the fifth most successful R-rated romantic comedy of all time. Secondly, it received a stunning A+ CinemaScore across all quadrants. And finally, it starred an embarassment of in-demand stars including Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall. All of those actors are expected to be back for The Best Man Wedding.
Plot details were scarce, as »
- Isaac Feldberg
Universal has announced that the third film, which follows 2013’s The Best Man Holiday and 1999’s The Best Man, is titled The Best Man Wedding and will be released on Friday, April 15, 2016. As the film’s description puts it, the gang returns to “celebrate the group’s most unexpected wedding to date.” Malcolm D. Lee will again write and direct, with Sean Daniel returning to produce. »
- Samantha Highfill
“The Best Man” series of films will definitely continue, and now its fans know exactly when to look forward to the next installment. Universal Pictures has announced “The Best Man Wedding” will be released on Friday, April 15, 2016. Also read: ‘Best Man Holiday's Nia Long Joins We TV's First Scripted Series “Malcolm D. Lee again writes and directs the third film in his signature hit series, and Sean Daniel (“The Best Man Holiday”) returns to produce “The Best Man Wedding” alongside Lee,” Universal said in a press release. The announcement also indicates that the cast will return as well. Also read: »
- Jason Hughes
Hot off the presses, straight from my email inbox... Universal Pictures’ The Best Man Wedding will be released on Friday, April 15, 2016 About The Best Man Wedding The cast of The Best Man series returns to celebrate the group’s most unexpected wedding to date. Malcolm D. Lee again writes and directs the third film in his signature hit series, and Sean Daniel ("The Best Man Holiday") returns to produce The Best Man Wedding alongside Lee. The Universal Pictures release date announcement didn't come with any specific casting info, but we can assume that those who made it to the end of the last film, will return for this third and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Universal Pictures is bringing back the guys from The Best Man series. The Best Man Wedding is set to be released April 15, 2016, with writer-director Malcolm D. Lee returning for the third installment and Sean Daniel producing. Photos 10 Highest Grossing Movie Sequels 1999's The Best Man earned $35.1 million domestically, while last year's The Best Man Holiday took $70.5 million. Universal says the cast will be back. The stars of the previous films include Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall. Lee is also
- Aaron Couch
(Cbr) Update: 7/15/204 11:04 Am Pt: Valiant has issued a press release about the current "Archer & Armstrong" film, with further details about its partnership with the Sean Daniel Company. The script by BenDavid Grabinski was fully funded by Valiant Entertainment, similar to Marvel Studios. The press release also included an official synopsis of the film, which follows below. Archer & Armstrong is an action-adventure/buddy comedy colliding a drunk, delinquent immortal who has given up on saving the world and the idealistic young man who needs him for a globetrotting quest to stop history’s oldest conspiracy from toppling modern civilization. The release also contains comments from Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "We couldn’t have more apt partners than Sean Daniel -- who, as an executive at Universal, shepherded the seminal movies in the genre in "Blues Brothers," "Midnight Run" and "Animal House" -- and BenDavid Grabinski, who »
- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources
While Marvel and DC Comics are the top contenders in comic book movies, there are still some lesser known, but beloved, comic book titles that make their way to theaters every now and then. Now one more will make the journey as Valiant Comics has announced that they're adapting their series Archer & Armstrong to film. THR reports the comic book company commissioned a script themselves with friend of the site, BenDavid Grabinski, landing the job of writing it. The man has the perfect sensibility and love of buddy action movies to make this work. The film will also be produced by the Sean Daniel Company, which is also working on remakes of Ben-Hur and The Mummy right now. So what's this comic about? Read on! For those who may not be familiar, Archer & Armstrong is an action buddy comedy in which the young Obadiah Archer is confronted with the “Great »
- Ethan Anderton
The action buddy comedy follows a Obadiah Archer, a young man raised in a Kansas evangelical cult who has been raised and trained to defeat the ultimate evildoer.
One problem, his enemy is actually a drunken immortal calling himself Armstrong who couldn’t be less interested in bringing about the apocalypse. Obadiah's own parents and the cult they belong to might have slightly less trustworthy ambitions.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Valiant Comics has announced plans for an Archer & Armstrong movie.
The publisher confirmed the recent rumours that it is developing a film based on the superhero comic.
Archer & Armstrong centres around the titular unstoppable fighter raised by a religious sect and the hard-drinking immortal.
"Archer & Armstrong is one of the greatest untapped franchises in comics, and BenDavid's script is delivering a vision for these characters that has made us all very, very excited," said Sean Daniel.
"The movie is about the relationship between these two amazing characters, »
Back in April we got the first word on a new series heading to Syfy, a "space opera" entitled "The Expanse." Now we know who the lead actor is going to be, and it's someone most genre fans know and love.
From the Press Release:
Syfy and Alcon TV are pleased to announce that three-time Golden Globe nominee Thomas Jane ("Hung," The Punisher, The Mist) will star as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of “the Asteroid Belt” between Mars and Jupiter, in "The Expanse."
The new 10-episode space opera based on James S. A. Corey's international best-selling book series will premiere on Syfy in 2015.
Jane's Miller is a detective for a corporate security force operating as the law in The Belt. Ragged, in search of something even he can’t identify, Miller remains a dedicated cop with great instincts who discovers a newfound sense of purpose when he’s »
- Debi Moore
The 10-hour drama, which is being described as a space opera that is set 200 years in the future, follow’s Jane’s Detective Miller — a native of “the Asteroid Belt” between Mars and Jupiter where he is a dedicated cop for the corporate security force operating as the law in the Belt. He finds a new sense of purpose when he and a rogue ship’s captain lead an investigation into a missing heiress that helps them uncover a great conspiracy.
“Thomas Jane is exactly the type of high caliber actor we hoped this project would attract,” said Bill McGoldrick, Syfy’s exec VP of original content, who made the announcement. “The intelligence and nuance he »
- Whitney Friedlander
Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, have special guests, throw out future Scream Factory release wish lists, and celebrity interviews.
In this week’s insane episode, Sean and Brad talk John Carpenter’s Prince Of Darkness with special guest The Wolfman. Also, the guys unveil a new show theme courtesy of The Wolfmen Of Mars and their “Top 5 John Carpenter Flicks!”
Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!
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- Phil Wheat
Hurrah! The Britain's Got Talent auditions have finished, the live shows begin tomorrow, and we have our semi-finalists. It was all revealed tonight in a typically grand fashion, but you'd be forgiven for missing who actually made it through in amidst all the crying and hugging. Never fear, though, for Digital Spy is here to rescue you with a full list of the Bgt semi-finalists...
The Golden Buzzer Semi-Finalists
Christian Spridon: 35-year-old Christian from Romania won David's Golden Buzzer after his performance of 'Sex Bomb' - but the other judges had already buzzed him off, and Simon was aghast.
Paddy and Nico: 79-year-old Paddy wowed the judges with her energetic salsa with 39-year-old Nico, and won Amanda's Golden Buzzer.
REAformed: The girl band - aged between 15-21 - »
We have bad news for horror fans hoping the next version of The Mummy would venture more into horror territory. While Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall) was originally set to direct the next reboot of The Mummy franchise, he left due to scheduling conflicts and Mama director Andy Muschietti boarded the project.
This time creative differences are to be blamed for Andy Muschetti leaving, with The Wrap reporting that he “wanted to deliver a darker take rather than the four-quadrant, more family-friendly action-adventure blockbuster that Universal now has in mind.”
The Mummy was scheduled for release on April 22nd, 2016 and there is no word on if that date has been pushed back or who Universal is looking to replace Muschetti. Others still involved on the project include producers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Sean Daniel, and it’s likely they’ll continue to move forward with the screenplay from Jon Spaihts »
- Jonathan James
“Mama” director Andy Muschetti has exited Universal's reboot of “The Mummy” due to creative differences, TheWrap has learned. Jon Spaihts wrote the current draft of the script, which reimagined “The Mummy” franchise in modern day with new characters not seen in previous iterations and a protagonist imbued with a human personality. Sean Daniel is producing the planned tentpole with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who recently parted ways regarding feature projects, though their split is unrelated to Muschetti's amicable exit from “The Mummy.” Also read: Director Len Wiseman Exits ‘The Mummy’ Reboot at Universal When Len Wiseman was previously attached to direct “The Mummy, »
- Jeff Sneider
Britain's Got Talent group Jack Pack have suggested that they have a wider reach than just Mother's Day albums.
The four-piece - Adam, Alfie, Andrew and Sean - told Digital Spy today that they were thrilled to be compared to Michael Bublé, with Alfie pointing out that he appeals to a "vast audience" and Andrew saying he has made the swing genre "fashionable".
Asked if Jack Pack can appeal to a wide group of people, Andrew replied: "There's no reason why the songs can't. It's the songs that do it - they're phenomenal."
Alfie said that the genre is "so cool" and has "sex appeal", while Adam added: "I think it's a timeless genre really. I think you're never going to get away from categories of Christmas and Mother's Day and things like that, just because they're perfect songs for that time.
"But then I also think there's kind of »
Britain's Got Talent swing singers Jack Pack have defended their experience of singing.
However, speaking to Digital Spy today, the men insisted that they're still a new band.
"Obviously, it would be silly to say we'd never sang in our lives before, so we have all done the odd gig and stuff on our own," Alfie said. "But this is brand new to us as a group - this was the first time we'd sung together. And also, gigging in the past, none of us earned great money doing that, which is why we had our day jobs as well.
"Now we're focusing on this and seeing where we're going. Obviously this would be our dream to do this as a group. »
We're already into the fourth week of auditions on Britain's Got Talent, and as always, there was a huge variety of acts. Sure, we got our singers and dancers - but of course there were some slightly more 'unusual'. But Digital Spy is here to round up all the action, so read on for the good, the bad and the bizarre...
Patsy May: Well, that's certainly one way to start a show! Puppet Patsy was great fun - just as cheeky, flirtatious and mischievous as you would hope. The vixen finally made it to the stage after demanding lattes, perving over other contestants, and talking about how she wants to be the world's biggest celebrity. Okay, so she's kind of similar to Miss Piggy (except not a pig), but at least she's good. I mean, maybe I shouldn't have found it funny, but I couldn't help but chuckle »
Da Vinci’s Demons, Season 2: Episode 6 – “The Rope of the Dead”
Directed by Jon Jones
Airs Saturday nights at 9 on Starz
Ever since Spartacus, the series which will most likely remain the network’s standard forever, Starz has been trying to build a brand that works for them as a premium cable network. That branding, unfortunately, doesn’t allow for a series like Magic City, which was better than it needed to be in its short run. However, the intent to create an identity in contrast to what HBO and Showtime do is one that I find admirable. And, finally, I think Starz knows exactly what it needs. “The Rope of the Dead” is that thing. It is the perfect blend of high octane action, visual spectacle (enhanced by a little bit of sexiness, of course) and powerfully emotional character beats. The »
- Sean Colletti
Timur Bekmambetov will direct the story of a wrongly accused nobleman condemned to years of slavery who exacts revenge on his best friend.
In keeping with the outlook of Burnett and Downey, the film will focus on the nature of faith and revisit the themes of Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ. Ridley will revise Clarke’s screenplay.
MGM will handle production. Paramount will distribute worldwide while MGM retains select territories and all television rights.
Charlton Heston starred »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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