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Guerrilla: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Showtime?

23 May 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWhat will become of Jas and Marcus? Has the Guerrilla TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Guerrilla season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?A love story on the Showtime premium cable channel, Guerrilla stars Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Idris Elba, Rory Kinnear, Patrick Gibson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Brandon Scott, Zawe Ashton, Bella Dayne, Wunmi Mosaku, and Nicholas Pinnock. The political drama takes place in racially charged 1970s London. It centers on Jas Mitra (Pinto) and Marcus Hill (Ceesay), a politically active couple and the rise of the British Black Panther movement. Read More… »

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TV Drives Growth at Entertainment One Amid Overhaul of Film Side

23 May 2017 2:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Gordon and TV distribution powered growth at Entertainment One in 2017, as the Canada-based company overhauls its film operations and plans for fewer bigger-budget features next year.

International sales drove TV revenues, with new series “Private Eyes,” “Cardinal,” and “Mary Kills People” coming through in the company’s 2017 financial year. EOne also has AMC zombie hit “The Walking Dead,” as well as ABC series “Designated Survivor,” after taking a majority stake in The Mark Gordon Co., which posted a seven-fold rise in revenue to £119 million ($155 million). Overall TV revenues for eOne were £328.2 million, up 85% from the previous year.

Film revenues were £594.2 million, a 7% increase year-on-year. Earlier this month, U.K.-listed eOne had warned investors to brace for $47 million of writedowns, mostly stemming from its film business.

The largest single charge recorded in the full-year results released Tuesday was $25 million, which eOne said related to an unspecified film distribution agreement. »

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TV Drives Growth at Entertainment One Amid Overhaul of Film Side

23 May 2017 2:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mark Gordon and TV distribution powered growth at Entertainment One in 2017, as the Canada-based company overhauls its film operations and plans for fewer bigger-budget features next year.

International sales drove TV revenues, with new series “Private Eyes,” “Cardinal,” and “Mary Kills People” coming through in the company’s 2017 financial year. EOne also has AMC zombie hit “The Walking Dead,” as well as ABC series “Designated Survivor,” after taking a majority stake in The Mark Gordon Co., which posted a seven-fold rise in revenue to £119 million ($155 million). Overall TV revenues for eOne were £328.2 million, up 85% from the previous year.

Film revenues were £594.2 million, a 7% increase year-on-year. Earlier this month, U.K.-listed eOne had warned investors to brace for $47 million of writedowns, mostly stemming from its film business.

The largest single charge recorded in the full-year results released Tuesday was $25 million, which eOne said related to an unspecified film distribution agreement. The »

- Stewart Clarke

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Ron Perlman Will Not Return in Pacific Rim 2

22 May 2017 4:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of Guillermo Del Toro's giant robot monster movie Pacific Rim finally have a sequel to look forward to next year, which is the good news. The bad news is, yet another cast member from the original movie has confirmed that he will not be coming back. Over the weekend, Ron Perlman confirmed that his character Hannibal Chau will not be in Pacific Rim 2.

The actor, who very regularly works with Guillermo Del Toro, recently made an appearance at Motor City Comic Con. During a panel he spoke at, the subject of his possible return in Pacific Rim 2, officially titled Pacific Rim: Uprising, came up. As reported by Dread Central, Ron Perlman reportedly said that he won't be in the movie. Here's what the report had to say about it.

"Also during the panel, Perlman confirmed that he does not reprise his role as Hannibal Chau in Pacific Rim »

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The Bachelorette Star Rachel Lindsay on Her Historic Casting, This Season's 'Bromance' and Her Celebrity Crushes

22 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

She wasn’t sure about it at first… but now Rachel Lindsay is very happy she decided to become The Bachelorette.

After getting rejected by Nick last season, Rachel will be the one handing out the roses this time to 31 eligible men as the franchise’s first black Bachelor/ette. And she’s already revealed her season has a happy ending: Rachel says she’s engaged and “very much… in love” with one of this season’s contestants.

With Rachel’s season debuting on Monday (ABC, 9/8c), TVLine sat down with her to chat about the premiere’s craziest limo introductions, »

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The Gunslinger And The Man In Black Get Dark Tower Character Posters

21 May 2017 7:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a bit of a strange journey for The Dark Tower, Sony and Nikolaj Arcel’s long-in-development – and we do mean long-in-development – adaptation of Stephen King’s undisputed magnum opus that’s booked in for release on August 4th. As we just mentioned, the project’s been in various stages of development for years now, passing through numerous actors and directors until it finally started to come together in its current form.

That’s not the only concerning thing about it, though. Far from it. What’s perhaps more worrying is that it was only recently that Sony began to market the pic, which is surprising given that it’s a fairly major release and is quickly approaching. For a film like this, you’d usually see the promotional campaign start far in advance, but the studio’s only kicked things into gear in the past month, with »

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Studiocanal Revs Up Production, Including Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut (Exclusive)

19 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Studiocanal, already Europe’s biggest film and TV producer and distributor, is doubling down on production.

With projects like Idris Elba’s directorial debut “Yardie,” a new adaptation of children’s classic “The Secret Garden” and a film about Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgis, the studio expects to have 10 or 11 international English-language movies in production this year, chairman and CEO Didier Lupfer told Variety.

The Vivendi-owned powerhouse also plans to produce 40 movies out of France, Germany and Britain by 2018, and 180 hours of TV in 2020, up from the 60 hours that it produced or distributed last year.

“Over the past 18 months, there was a focus on a wave of development. We are going to start seeing the fruits of that right now,” said Ron Halpern, Studiocanal’s executive vice president of international production and acquisitions. He cited the Liam Neeson thriller “Hard Powder” and the new “Radioactive” project, in which Rosamund Pike »

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Studiocanal Revs Up Production, Including Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut (Exclusive)

19 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Studiocanal, already Europe’s biggest film and TV producer and distributor, is doubling down on production.

With projects like Idris Elba’s directorial debut “Yardie,” a new adaptation of children’s classic “The Secret Garden” and a film about Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved corgis, the studio expects to have 10 or 11 international English-language movies in production this year, chairman and CEO Didier Lupfer told Variety.

The Vivendi-owned powerhouse also plans to produce 40 movies out of France, Germany and Britain by 2018, and 180 hours of TV in 2020, up from the 60 hours that it produced or distributed last year.

“Over the past 18 months, there was a focus on a wave of development. We are going to start seeing the fruits of that right now,” said Ron Halpern, Studiocanal’s executive vice president of international production and acquisitions. He cited the Liam Neeson thriller “Hard Powder” and the new “Radioactive” project, in which Rosamund Pike has just been cast as Marie »

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Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Grace Two New The Dark Tower Posters

19 May 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Two new posters are here for The Dark Tower featuring Roland the Gunslinger and the infamous Man in Black. Check ’em out! Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Tom Taylor, and Katheryn Winnick co-star. Based on the King-penned… Continue Reading →

The post Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Grace Two New The Dark Tower Posters appeared first on Dread Central. »

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Star Danny McBride Talks Working With Ridley Scott, ‘Vice Principals’ and His ‘Halloween’ Reboot

19 May 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Danny McBride may not be the first name to come to mind when thinking of the “Alien” franchise, but the man of many talents is ready to change that with the latest sequel.

In Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant,” McBride plays Tennessee, a member of the titular colony ship, the latest group of space travelers to be terrorized by the classic extra-terrestrial monsters.

As one of the few members of the “The Four Guild Club” (DGA, SAG, WGA, and PGA), among company including Seth Rogen, Ben Stiller, and Jordan Peele, the multi-hyphenate is not only busy in front of the screen, but behind it as well. In an interview with Variety, McBride talked about landing the role of Tennessee, the final season of “Vice Principals,” and where his new take on the “Halloween” franchise stands.

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Matthew McConaughey’s Man in Black and Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain featured on The Dark Tower character posters

19 May 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Two new character posters have debuted for the hotly-anticipated big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy epic The Dark Tower featuring Matthew McConaughey’s Man in Black and Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Dark Tower here

See Also: The Dark Tower action figures unveiled by Diamond Select Toys

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate »

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Western’

19 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Custody of a white horse is one of several bones of contention between Bulgarian locals and visiting German laborers in Valeska Grisebach’s “Western,” a dispute that takes on the most classic symbolic dimension of the traditional oater: Does he who rides the white horse also get to be the good guy? That’s one of several oblique ways in which the eponymous genre improbably bleeds into this quietly involving culture-clash drama, down to its lone-wolf protagonist (Meinhard Neumann): a strong, mostly silent stranger whose incursions into the Bulgarian community set masculine tensions flaring on both sides. A welcome return for writer-helmer Grisebach, ending the too-long hiatus that followed 2006’s heart-piercing “Longing,” “Western” lacks that film’s emotional force, but it’s a sharp, expertly slow burn; discerning distributors should saddle up.

Maren Ade may be among the film’s producers, though even if she weren’t, “Western” would »

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The Gunslinger Takes A Stroll Through Earth In All-New Pic For The Dark Tower

19 May 2017 5:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With the haunted Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) by his side, Roland Deschain takes a stroll through Earth in this all-new action shot (seen below) for The Dark Tower, Sony and Nikolaj Arcel’s long-in-development – and we do mean long-in-development – adaptation of Stephen King’s undisputed magnum opus that’s booked in for release on August 4th. Quick note: UK readers can expect the fantasy-fuelled epic to make its way across the pond in time for August 18th.

Meanwhile, today’s new pic comes to us by way of Empire, after the outlet spoke with Idris Elba (Deschain/The Gunslinger) about his preparation for the iconic role. Ever since The Gunslinger was first brought to life in King’s genre-defining saga, the illustrious author has continually compared his anti-hero to Clint Eastwood. Be it Dirty Harry, Unforgiven, or The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Eastwood was at the forefront of »

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Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War synopses revealed

19 May 2017 4:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to the new issue of License Global, we have synopses for three of Marvel Studios’ hotly-anticipated superhero blockbusters in Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War! Check them out here…

Thor’s world is about to explode in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. His devious brother, Loki, has taken over Asgard, the powerful Hela has emerged to steal the throne for herself and Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe. To escape captivity and save his home from imminent destruction, Thor must first win a deadly alien contest by defeating his former ally and fellow Avenger… The Incredible Hulk!

Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features Marvel veterans Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk alongside Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, »

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Lego officially unveils its Marvel Super Heroes Thor: Ragnarok sets

18 May 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lego has officially unveiled images for its two upcoming Marvel Super Heroes Thor: Ragnarok sets: The Ultimate Battle of Asgard (complete with Thor, Bruce Banner, Hela, Valkyrie, and two Berserker minifigures), and Thor Vs. Hulk Arena Crash (which contains minifigures for Hulk, Thor, Loki, a Sakaarian Guard, and The Grandmaster); take a look at the promotional images here…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows »

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Matthew McConaughey’s The Beach Bum purchased by Neon/Vice

18 May 2017 11:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Us rights to the Matthew McConaughey comedy The Beach Bum have been picked up by Neon and Vice.

Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum is a comedy about the misadventures of a loveable rogue, which sounds like the perfect fit for McConaughey and a throwback to his earlier work. Production for the project begins in the fall, with the film arriving in cinemas in 2018, and will serve as Korine’s follow up to Spring Breakers.

As well as directing the film, Korine will take up writing duties, and LeGrisbi Productions’ John Lesher, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce.

Matthew McConaughey will next appear in the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower adaptation as the villain, The Man in Black. He will star in the film opposite Idris Elba as Roland the Gunslinger. »

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Sam Rockwell to Play Kkk Leader in Taraji P. Henson’s Civil Rights Drama ‘Best of Enemies’

17 May 2017 3:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Rockwell will play a Ku Klux Klan leader opposite Taraji P. Henson in the civil rights drama “The Best of Enemies.”

Production will start in Atlanta on May 22 under Fred Bernstein’s Astute Films banner. Henson has been attached since 2015 to star in the film, set up with “Empire” producer Danny Strong, Tobey MaguireMatthew Plouffe, Bernstein, Matt Berenson, Robin Bissell, and Dominique Telson. The executive producers are Rick Jackson and Jeremiah Samuels.

Bissell, an exec producer on “The Hunger Games” and “Seabiscuit,” will make his directorial debut from his own script, based on Osha Gray Davidson’s book “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South.”

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“Empire” star Henson will portray Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist in Durham, N.C., who battled Kkk leader C.P. Ellis for a decade until 1971, when »

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First look image from Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie

16 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production now underway on Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie, and a first look image has arrived online for the upcoming crime drama featuring Elba and leading man Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner, The Butler).

“I am interested in making human stories with characters that are either, full of grace or flawed,” states Elba. “In Yardie the audience will see a film that hopefully means something to the people. I’m honoured to able to shoot it in my home town of London and as a guest in Jamaica.”

Yardie follows the story of a young Jamaican named ‘D’ (Ameen) who, on arriving in early 1980s London, unexpectedly finds the young man who assassinated his revered brother back in Jamaica ten years before. His quest for justice explodes into a violent street war that could end up killing him and his loved ones. 

Yardie is based on Victor Headley »

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Filming starts on Idris Elba’s feature film directorial debut, Yardie

16 May 2017 6:08 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Only last week, Idris Elba caused a complete meltdown in the middle of London when he posted an open casting call for extra’s via social media for his feature film directorial debut, Yardie. So much so that the police had to step in and shut it down. After that little hiccup, shooting has now commenced on the film and a first look image has been released.

Adapted from Victor Headley’s cult novel of the same name, Yardie follows the story of a young Jamaican named ‘D’ (Aml Ameen) who, on arriving in early 1980s London, unexpectedly finds the young man who assassinated his revered brother back in Jamaica ten years before. His quest for justice explodes into a violent street war that could end up killing him and his loved ones.

Idris Elba commented: “I am interested in making human stories with characters that are either, »

- Zehra Phelan

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Idris Elba has started shooting his directorial debut ‘Yardie’

16 May 2017 4:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Idris Elba has officially started principal photography on his directorial debut Yardie.

The news was announced this morning by StudioCanal, confirming that Elba has begun work on the feature adaptation of Victor Headley’s cult novel of the same name. Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner, The Butler) starring in the lead role as ‘D’. Yardie will shoot on location in London and Jamaica for seven weeks.

Additionally, Stephen Graham (the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, This Is England, Little Boy Blue) will play the role of Rico, while Idris Elba will star as Piper. The film will introduce exciting new Jamaican talent including Shantol Jackson as Yvonne, Sheldon Shepherd as King Fox and Everaldo Creary as Jerry Dread.

Idris Elba commented: “I am interested in making human stories with characters that are either, full of grace or flawed. In Yardie the audience will see a »

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