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‘Imaginary Mary,’ ‘Real O’Neals’ Canceled at ABC

11 May 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Imaginary Mary” and “The Real O’Neals” have both been canceled at ABC after one and two seasons respecitvely, Variety has learned.

Imaginary Mary” starred Jenna Elfman as a woman in her 30s whose childhood imaginary friend — voiced by Rachel Dratch — suddenly reenters her life when she finds herself getting into a serious relationship with a father of three. It also starred Stephen Schneider, Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, and Erica Tremblay.

The series’ prospects were dim from the start, with ABC trimming its episode order from 13 to 9 before it even premiered. Its ratings also failed to live up to other ABC comedies. Its debut on March 29 after a new episode of “The Goldbergs” drew a 1.4 rating and 5.4 million viewers, well below the 2.0 achieved by fellow freshman series “Speechless” during its fall premiere in the timeslot. The following week, “Imaginary Mary” dropped over 30 percent in both key measures to a 0.9 rating and 3.5 million viewers. None »

- Joe Otterson

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Unlocked review

25 April 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Noomi Rapace stars in Unlocked, a new spy thriller from director Michael Apted. A new franchise in the offing? Ryan takes a look...

Are filmmakers having trouble titling their spy thrillers? Think about the names of classic examples of the genre: The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. The Ipcress File. Three Days Of The Condor. The Day Of The Jackal. Cool. Evocative. Enticing.

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Now consider the following: Salt. Spectre. The Double. Unlocked. Don’t exactly get the pulse racing, do they?

Still, there’s plenty of tension and paranoia to go around in Unlocked, even if its name slips from the mind as soon as you’ve looked at the poster. Noomi Rapace stars as Alice Racine, a former CIA interrogator who’s reluctant to return to the fold after »

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An Aggregated Oral History of 2009 Films Ruined By the Last WGA Strike

18 April 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The last time Hollywood writers walked out seeking a better deal, there were consequences for several tentpoles and would-be franchises.

Hollywood is facing the threat of another Writers’ Guild Strike, one which would immediately stop all writing and rewriting on guild signatory productions — essentially everything from the major studios. So far, negotiations have been contentious, with the WGA arguing that though the business has seen record profits, the average writer’s income has declined in this boom period. And yet, at the bargaining table, the AMPTP — who represent the producers — came offering not gains, but rollbacks. They basically asked the writers to accept less than their current contracts.

The total cost of what the writers are asking for is not particularly excessive. For instance, the cost to Disney would be $21.2 million a year — barely more than half of Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger’s $43.9 million salary last year. I don’t want to get too far »

- The Bitter Script Reader

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Dylan O’Brien stars in new trailer for American Assassin

18 April 2017 9:44 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The new trailer for Michael Cuesta’s American Assassin which sees Dylan O’Brien as a fledgeling CIA recruit with Michael Keaton, a Cold War Veteran, as his instructor take the fight to stop a lone terrorist threat causing a world war in the Middle East has made an appearance.

Piecing together his memories of losing his parents at 14 O’Brien’s Mitch seems to have had a turbulent upbringing from being kicked out of boarding school and eventually landing on the doorstep of the CIA. The trailer, in which we see O’Brien, angry at the loss of his girlfriend to a terrorist attack on a beach just after proposing, take on the instruction of Keaton’s Stan Hurley at what can only be described at a deadly school for assassins after being sent there by the CIA.

Based in the 15-book Mitch Rapp series by author Vince Flynn, »

- Zehra Phelan

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Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton Spar in ‘American Assassin’ Trailer (Watch)

18 April 2017 9:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dylan O’Brien has to deal with tragedy in the official teaser trailer for “American Assassin,” which also stars Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan and Taylor Kitsch.

In the film O’Brien plays Mitch Rapp, a CIA recruit, who is first seen on the beach and in the water at an idyllic tropical resort, proposing to his fiancee. Moments later, terrorists attack the resort, killing the fiancee — which leaves O’Brien grief-stricken but motivated to serve in a black ops mission aimed at stopping World War III in the Middle East.

The movie follows Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Keaton), who would be the most feared training officer in the CIA if more than a handful of people at the agency actually knew of his existence. CIA deputy director Irene Kennedy (Lathan) tasks him with training O’Brien for the mission.

“He’s not ready, but he will be,” Keaton tells Lathan. »

- Dave McNary

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Trailer: Sanaa Lathan Is a CIA Deputy Director Investigating Random Attacks in ‘American Assassin’

18 April 2017 8:53 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

CBS Films and Lionsgate have premiered a first trailer for the adaptation of Vince Flynn’s massive bestseller “American Assassin,” which is directed by Michael Cuesta (“Kill The Messenger,” “Homeland”) from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff (“The Americans”). Lorenzo di Bonaventura and… Continue Reading → »

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‘American Assassin’ First Trailer: Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien Take on Terrorism in CIA Black Ops Thriller

18 April 2017 7:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lionsgate has dropped the first trailer for “American Assassin,” a fast-paced action-thriller about a young man recruited into the nation’s most elite counterterrorism program.  The film stars Dylan O’Brien as the new recruit Mitch Rapp and Michael Keaton as Stan Hurley, the head of the covert operations group.

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Here’s the official synopsis:

American Assassin” follows the rise of Mitch Rapp, a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley.  The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets.  Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch »

- Graham Winfrey

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Bumblebee Spin-Off Shoots This Summer, Will Be a Prequel

6 April 2017 7:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week during CinemaCon, Transformers: The Last Knight director Michael Bay teased that there are 14 more Transformers movies that Paramount is planning, which were developed through the massive writers room the studio put together. After Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters, the next project coming out will be the studio's Bumblebee spin-off, which has been slated for release on June 8, 2018, with Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) set to direct. Michael Bay, who will be producing all of these spin-offs, recently confirmed that this Bumblebee movie will be a prequel, with another report claiming that filming will begin in July.

MTV caught up with Michael Bay during CinemaCon, where he reiterated his previous statement that there have been 14 Tranformers movies already written. When asked specifically about the Bumblebee spin-off, the producer wouldn't shed too much light on the story, but he did confirm it will be a prequel, and »

- MovieWeb

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Rob Cohen to direct $100m China-us thriller 'Speedhunters'

5 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce with Jiaflix, China’s 1905.

Us and China-based Jiaflix Pictures is teaming with its Chinese partner 1905 Pictures and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce $100m futuristic action thriller Speedhunters (working title).

Rob Cohen [pictured] is directing from a script by Josh Parkinson (Free Country). The film is scheduled to start shooting in Shanghai, Studio Babelsberg in Germany and other international locations in July 2017 for release in summer 2018.

Set in the near future, the film follows a team of racers and their crew who get drawn into the intrigue surrounding a revolutionary technology that threatens to change the world.

“Speedhunters has all the tenets of a global franchise with its action sequences, visual effects, relatable characters and a storyline that takes ordinary people through a journey of extraordinary circumstances,” said Di Bonaventura.

“We are excited to work with Hollywood powerhouses Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Rob Cohen, both who have exceptional track records in developing and directing »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Rob Cohen Helming ‘Speedhunters’ From China’s Jiaflix, 1905 & Lorenzo Di Bonaventura

5 April 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Reteaming after 2014’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Jiaflix Pictures, China Movie Channel’s 1905 Pictures and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are revving up Speedhunters (working title), as they eye the start of a global franchise. The $100M futuristic action thriller has The Fast And The Furious and xXx helmer Rob Cohen aboard to direct from a script by Josh Parkinson. Huahua Media, whose Chairman Kenneth Huang is a co-founder of Jiaflix, is one of the main Chinese investment… »

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Rob Cohen to Direct $100 Million Action-Thriller ‘Speedhunters’ for China’s Jiaflix and 1905

5 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jiaflix Pictures and 1905 Pictures, part of state-owned China Movie Channel, have hitched up with Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce car-racing action-thriller “Speedhunters.” Rob Cohen, who previously made “Fast and Furious,” will direct.

The film, which has a budget pegged at about $100 million, is set to shoot in Shanghai and Berlin’s Babelsberg Studios from July. Theatrical release is expected in summer 2018.

The film is set in the near future and rooted in the world of Formula racing. A colorful team of racers and crew gets drawn into high intrigue around a revolutionary technology that threatens to change the world.

“‘Speedhunters’ has all the tenets of a global franchise with its action sequences, visual effects, relatable characters and a storyline that takes ordinary people through a journey of extraordinary circumstances,” said di Bonaventura (“G.I. Joe,” “Transformers”), the lead producer.

Cohen, who is currently in post-production on Foresight Unlimited’s “Category 5, »

- Patrick Frater

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Rob Cohen to Direct $100M China-Set Thriller 'Speedhunters'

5 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rob Cohen, the filmmaker behind the original The Fast and the Furious, is set to direct Speedhunters, a car chase action-thriller for Sid Ganis' Jiaflix Pictures and China's 1905 Pictures.

Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, best known for the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises, the film is budgeted at $100 million and will begin shooting in July 2017 in Shanghai and at Germany’s Studio Babelsberg, with other international locations to follow. The producers say a script has been submitted to Chinese regulators for consideration as an official China-u.S. co-production. The movie will feature a Chinese and international lead cast.

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- Patrick Brzeski

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TF1 Studio Celebrates One Year as French Film Banner

3 April 2017 9:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TF1 Studio is about to turn one year old. France’s largest commercial network launched the vertically integrated film banner in May as a way to consolidate their disparate acquisition, development and multi-platform distribution channels.

By centralizing its organization, unifying aims and offering partners a single point of contact, TF1 Studio execs say a clear brand and a steady hand will give them a competitive advantage in the country’s ever-difficult film distribution marketplace.

Run by Nathalie Toulza-Madar and Tristan du Laz, and overseen by TF1 Entertainment director Olivier Jacobs — he is also responsible for TF1 Films, a co-financing and production subsidiary that is nonetheless wholly apart — TF1 Studio will partner with local distributors for 12 theatrical releases this year, and up to 15 in the years to come.

In keeping with TF1’s mainstream brand, the slate has a decided focus on crowd-pleasing, wide-appeal features. Upcoming films “Dr. Knock,” a period »

- Ben Croll

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Who Is the Last Knight in Transformers 5?

29 March 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

During Paramount's CinemaCon presentation yesterday, the studio brought out director Michael Bay along with stars Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, and Isabela Moner to introduce more than 20 minutes of footage from Transformers: The Last Knight. Ever since The Last Knight title was unveiled, fans have been curious about what exactly it means, as rumors began to spread about a medieval connection to King Arthur and his mythical Knights of the Round Table. During one particular scene in this CinemaCon footage, it seems that this Last Knight has in fact been unveiled, and it's not who you may expect.

ComicBook.com was present at the event, revealing a detailed rundown of the footage that was put on display at the Las Vegas convention. Among these scenes is one where Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) is told by a "human-looking robot" named Corpin (who may be the British Transformer previously revealed as Cogman) that he has been "chosen. »

- MovieWeb

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Paramount First Looks: Garland’s ‘Annihilation,’ Payne’s ‘Downsizing,’ and Bay’s ‘Transformers’

29 March 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Paramount is going through an awkward moment. Looking back, the studio’s CinemaCon presentation could only highlight 18 Oscar nominations; looking forward, the release slate is skimpy and Nickelodeon division’s is woeful, anchored by “SpongeBob SquarePants” and designed to make the studio look like they have exploitable IP.

That said, change is coming: Genial ex-Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos replaces outgoing 12-year veteran Brad Grey. (Said worldwide marketing president Megan Colligan, “We are thrilled to have him leading the ship and taking us into our future.”) Gianopulos has full greenlight authority over what remains of the studio’s skeleton crew, but he needs top-level (and top-quality) help. One production candidate, Scott Stuber, skipped to Netflix, while Oscar producer Michael DeLuca kept his lucrative deal at Universal.

The studio does have two franchises it can still exploit. “Mi 6: Mission Impossible” starts shooting April 8 in London, India, Paris, and New Zealand, for »

- Anne Thompson

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Paramount First Looks: Garland’s ‘Annihilation,’ Payne’s ‘Downsizing,’ and Bay’s ‘Transformers’

29 March 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Paramount is going through an awkward moment. Looking back, the studio’s CinemaCon presentation could only highlight 18 Oscar nominations; looking forward, the release slate is skimpy and Nickelodeon division’s is woeful, anchored by “SpongeBob SquarePants” and designed to make the studio look like they have exploitable IP.

That said, change is coming: Genial ex-Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos replaces outgoing 12-year veteran Brad Grey. (Said worldwide marketing president Megan Colligan, “We are thrilled to have him leading the ship and taking us into our future.”) Gianopulos has full greenlight authority over what remains of the studio’s skeleton crew, but he needs top-level (and top-quality) help. One production candidate, Scott Stuber, skipped to Netflix, while Oscar producer Michael DeLuca kept his lucrative deal at Universal.

The studio does have two franchises it can still exploit. “Mi 6: Mission Impossible” starts shooting April 8 in London, India, Paris, and New Zealand, for »

- Anne Thompson

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CinemaCon: Anthony Hopkins, Mark Wahlberg Dominate ‘Transformers’ Footage

28 March 2017 7:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount opted to highlight its most successful franchise Tuesday at CimemaCon, concluding its presentation by offering a well-received 15-minute sneak peak at”Transformers: The Last Knight.”

Aside from the usual barrage of mechanized transformers — both good and bad — battling each other, the action-packed footage was dominated by Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner and newcomer Anthony Hopkins. To introduce the footage, the studio offered comment from Michael Bay, who is directing his final “Transformers.” A  lively Bay touted the film as being the first to be shot entirely in Imax 3D.

“The scale of the ‘Transformers’ is meant to be seen on the big screen,” Bay asserted.

Moner’s portrayal of a street kid who’s wise beyond her years included a tearful goodbye to one of the Bots who had been trying to protect her. And Hopkins was particularly well-liked by the crowd in the key role of Sir Edmund Burton, »

- Dave McNary

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CinemaCon: Paramount teases 'Downsizing', 'Annihilation', 'Suburbicon', 'Transformers 5'

28 March 2017 4:40 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exuberant studio session on Tuesday showcases R-rated comedy, sci-fi, adult thrillers, satire.

George Clooney and Matt Damon, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, Alexander Payne and none other than former Us vice-president Al Gore were among the celebrity highlights of a high-wattage studio presentation on Tuesday.

Mark Damon introduced “one of the very best directors in the world” Alexander Payne to cue up 10 minutes of footage from the satire Downsizing.

The footage dazzled the crowd and drew sustained applause at the end. Damon and on-screen wife Kristen Wiig volunteer for a ground-breaking social experiment in which they are reduced to the size of dolls.

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution for overpopulation and climate change, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink people down to five inches tall,” Payne, who is editing the film now, said. “What people soon realise is it’s actually a way to consume more.” The »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Puppet Master Reboot Begins Shooting with Thomas Lennon

27 March 2017 5:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We know that Hollywood is pretty remake and reboot happy these days, but the rehash that literally nobody was asking for has officially started filming. Yes, the upcoming Puppet Master reboot, which is titled The Littlest Reich, just began shooting in Dallas, Texas. What's perhaps most surprising is that the movie actually sounds like it could be a lot of fun.

The official Puppet Master Instagram account posted an update today that revealed production is officially underway on Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. It was also recently revealed that Reno 911 and The Odd Couple star Thomas Lennon is set to star in the movie in the lead role. It is said that this new take on the enduring horror series will blend comedy with horror, which makes Thomas Lennon seem like the perfect guy for the job. Here is the synopsis for Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.

"Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich »

- MovieWeb

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Thomas Lennon and Udo Kier join Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

27 March 2017 8:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in May of last year it was announced that Charles Band’s cult horror franchise Puppet Master is receiving the reboot treatment with Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, and now comes word from Variety that Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!) and Udo Kier (Nymphomaniac) have joined the cast of the film, which begins production this week.

The Littlest Reich “centers on a recently divorced young man discovers a mint condition Blade doll in his deceased brother’s closet and plans to sell the toy at a convention in Texas celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose at during the auction when a strange force animates all of the various puppets throughout the convention as they go on a bloody killing spree.”

The film is being directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wilund (Wither) from a script by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk). TransformersLorenzo di Bonaventura »

- Gary Collinson

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