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New Line’s four-film “Conjuring” series has scared up more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, thanks to “Annabelle: Creation” taking in more than $110 million.
The low-cost franchise launched in 2013 with “The Conjuring,” starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal investigators, and was spun off with 2014’s demonic doll “Annabelle,” followed by the 2016 sequel “The Conjuring 2” and this summer’s sequel “Annabelle: Creation.”
James Wan and Peter Safran have produced all four films and Wan directed both “Conjuring” movies. New Line will release another spinoff, “The Nun,” in July. The studio is also in active development with Wan’s Atomic Monster and the Safran Company on “The Conjuring 3” and another spinoff, “The Crooked Man,” based on a character that appeared in “The Conjuring 2.”
Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Levitates to No. 1 With $35 Million
- Dave McNary
As production continues on Godzilla: King of the Monsters, director Michael Dougherty has taken to Twitter to share the following image, which features an interesting connection with Toho’s original 1954 movie…
Godzilla fans will recognise the above as the Oxygen Destroyer, a weapon designed by Dr. Serizawa which is used to kill the King of the Monsters in the original film.
Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Dougherty is teasing the death of Godzilla: it’s possible that the Oxygen Destroyer could be used against one of the other kaiju in the film, or perhaps even a hint towards the creation of Destoroyah, the main antagonist in 1995’s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, »
- Gary Collinson
There’s a part of me that can’t help but admire the whole Conjuring franchise. They have their main series movies directed by James Wan and starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, huge stars for mid-budget horror movies, and then in the off-years they can make these spin-off movies like the Annabelle movies or the two forthcoming spin-offs from The Conjuring 2 and just harvest money from their big ideas using lower budgets and less-known talent. It’s brilliant. It doesn’t make for a particularly good movie in this case, but I can’t knock the hustle.
Annabelle: Creation is supposed to be a prequel to explain the origins of the haunted doll from The Conjuring. Interestingly, three years ago they released Annabelle which was also an attempt to tell the origin of the same haunted doll and it started with the titular doll being a mundane non-evil object. »
- Arthur Martinez-Tebbel
Four movies in — with at least three more on deck — and the burgeoning The Conjuring Universe is continuing to scare up big box office bucks with no sign of slowing down. Even during the downturned, dog days of summer, the latest film in the franchise, prequel-to-a-sequel “Annabelle: Creation,” topped out as the weekend’s biggest winner, pulling in over $35 million in domestic returns and handily dispatching with its nearest competition (“Dunkirk,” now in its fourth week, made just $11.4 million to take second place). The 21st century has already played home to one of the genre’s biggest hit franchises ever and has steadily rolled out new offerings that seem destined to inspire their own series but, for now, “The Conjuring” is king. And it won’t stop until it becomes the biggest horror franchise of the century.
The franchise has some stiff competition, including the “Paranormal Activity” films ($401.4 million) and »
- Kate Erbland
Director Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is hard at work on Godzilla 2 right now, which is currently slated for release on March 22, 2019. The movie is going to do a lot for hardcore fans of the franchise by bringing on some classic kaiju from the history of the series with Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah joining up with the King of the Monsters. Now, Dougherty has revealed a new set photo that appears to be teasing a major connection to the original 1954 Godzilla movie.
Michael Dougherty recently took to Twitter in order to post a photo from the set of Godzilla 2 that doesn't feature any monsters in it, but is definitely a (potentially) big deal. Those who have seen the original Godzilla will likely recognize the weapon depicted in the photo as the Oxygen Destroyer, a weapon that removes oxygen from whatever body of water it is placed in and was used to »
The post Mike Dougherty Teases Connection to the Original Godzilla for 2019 Sequel appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »
- Spencer Perry
Image Source: Flickr user volvob12b This Friday marks the release of Annabelle: Creation, which is the second Annabelle movie and, technically, the fourth movie that traces back to famed paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren. In its Hollywood context, the Annabelle doll first appears in 2013's The Conjuring (but, sadly, not in The Conjuring 2) as a pretty gnarly little object with some quite impressive drag queen eyebrows. What you might not know is that the doll has been totally creeped up for the big screen, and, in actuality, is just a vintage Raggedy Ann doll. Believe what you will, but the real-life Ed and Lorraine Warren have a full account of Annabelle on their official website. Ahead of Annabelle: Creation, we're presenting the highlights of the haunting tale. 1. The Beginning According to the Warrens, the story of the Annabelle doll began in 1970 when a woman purchased an antique »
- Ryan Roschke
Annabelle: Creation is almost upon us, and for those of you venturing out to catch David F. Sandberg’s horror prequel on the silver screen, keep your peepers peeled for an exclusive 4-minute preview of It.
It is, in essence, a timely primer designed to drum up excitement for the movie’s release in September. As for Creation, New Line and Warner Bros.’ spinoff is all set to become the next chapter in the ever-growing Conjuring universe, and while taking a short breather from Aquaman, executive producer James Wan turned in a status report to Entertainment Weekly about The Conjuring 3 and its upcoming offshoot, The Crooked Man.
First up, the latter; when discussing The Conjuring universe and its many spinoffs (The Nun is another property simmering in development), Wan stressed that each new instalment will have “a very different flavor.”
We think we have a really exciting story. What we want to do, »
- Michael Briers
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As production continues on the MonsterVerse sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the official Monarch Twitter account has shared a new viral image teasing the appearance of the classic Godzilla villain Mothra with a stone carving featuring the Temple of the Moth; check it out here…
Mothra will be joined in the sequel by two more of the King of the Monsters’ biggest foes in Rodan and King Ghidorah.
See Also: Godzilla vs. Kong director discusses size difference between the two monsters
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set for release on March 22nd, 2019 and sees Michael Dougherty (Krampus) directing returning Godzilla stars Sally Hawkins (Dr. Vivienne Graham) and Ken Watanabe (Dr. Ishiro Serizawa), and new additions Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones »
- Gary Collinson
Own remains sweet on Queen Sugar.
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Own broke the news with a tweet, thanking the show’s fans for their support:
Thank you to our fans! #QueenSugar renewed for season 3! https://t.co/WD7pCyhkCC—
Queen Sugar (@QueenSugarOWN) July 26, 2017
Atlanta actors, listen up! Stay in the loop about what’s currently filming in your fair city (and projects that may just need an extra or two) with our weekly roundup. Looks like Lorne Michaels, creator “Saturday Night Live,” is coming to the Peach State to executive produce a Broadway video for Comedy Central. “The Other Two,” (formerly known as “Chaselyfe”), is being cast by NY-based Estrin/Bergstein Casting and is seeking kids who can sing pop. Smash sci-fi hit "Stranger Things" wrapped in June for an October release on Netflix but plenty of projects are still shooting. Lee Daniels is shooting season 2 of “Star,” and it appears Billy Hopkins and George Pierre will be casting leads while Central Casting will provide extras. Vera Farmiga is spending time in the Atlanta area shooting the Warner Bros. feature “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” Sarah Finn, who previously cast the Atlanta-filmed »
Vulture WatchWhen will Norman's madness end? Has the Bates Motel TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on A&E? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Bates Motel season six. 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 prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock's feature film, Psycho, airing on the A&E cable channel, Bates Motel stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, and Nestor Carbonell, with Kenny Johnson recurring. Rihanna will guest as Marion Crane, a role originated by Janet Leigh in the 1960 movie. At the end of season four, Norman Bates (Highmore) murdered his beloved mother, Norma (Farmiga). Season five kicks off two years later, with Norman living a double life. He appears to be a »
The wait is almost over. Nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday at 11:30 am Et
(watch them live right here on TVLine) and here’s what I can promise you: HBO’s Big Little Lies and FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan will dominate the limited series categories, NBC’s Trump-fueled Saturday Night Live will walk away with one of its largest nomination hauls ever, and the list of egregious snubs will be as long as it will be painful. Beyond that, it’s a total crap shoot.
Just kidding! I already glimpsed the final nominations via »
Elizabeth Ludlow, who plays Arat, a member of the Negan-led Saviors on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has joined Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the upcoming sequel from the Warner Bros/Legendary monster cinematic universe. Michael Dougherty is directing the pic, which he co-wrote with Zach Shield. Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Ken Watanabe and Zhang Ziyi co-star in the film, which is slated for March 22, 2019. Plot details are being kept… »
Filming is now underway on the Atlanta set of Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, and the first behind-the-scenes stills have surfaced online to prove it.
First spotted by Facebook fan page Gormaru Island (via Screen Rant), the photos themselves are fairly nondescript in that they only spotlight various nighttime shots, controlled explosions, and a handful of camera operators and other members of the crew. Bear in mind that this is a CG-heavy blockbuster, and considering that King of the Monsters only began filming in mid-June, it’ll be some time yet before we catch a glimpse of Gojira’s new nemeses: Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah.
Nevertheless, eagle-eyed readers may be able to glean some additional tidbits from the set photos below, which appear to showcase either the aftermath of a Kaiju attack, one in which the humans go up against those God-sized monsters, or some form of monstrous brawl »
- Michael Briers
Today’s casting roundup has the king of all opportunities. The upcoming Warner Bros. feature film “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” starring Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Kyle Chandler is casting background actors for its July shoot in Atlanta! There are also opportunities for a Showtime series in Chicago and an internal sales video. “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters”The Warner Bros. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” feature film is currently casting actors for background roles. Male and female talent aged 18–80 are needed to portray pedestrians. The films shoots July 6 and 20 in Atlanta, Ga. Pay is $64 for eight hours. “The Chi”Showtime’s “The Chi,” a series about a young African-American man coming of age, needs several actors for background roles. Male and female talent aged 21–65 are sought to portray businesspeople and bike messengers in the series’ final day of filming. The shoot is June 30 in Chicago, Il. Pay »
In two months’ time, Warner Bros. and New Line will peel back the curtain on their latest installment in the ever-evolving Conjuring universe. Its name? Annabelle: Creation, a horror sequel coming by way of David F. Sandberg.
If that name rings a bell, it should; following up on a string of no-budget shorts, two years ago Sandberg delivered a cracking feature film debut in the form of Lights Out, and the picture proved so successful – so downright terrifying – that the filmmaker was quickly drafted into the Conjuring universe.
It’s fast becoming one of the biggest horror franchises in Hollywood, too, what with plans in place for multiple spinoffs (see: The Nun and The Crooked Man) along with a third Conjuring film to be written by franchise veteran David Leslie Johnson. Director James Wan is yet to sign on for the threequel, though if Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson have their way, »
- Michael Briers
Rob Leane Jun 30, 2017
Channel 4 and Amazon are bringing us a Phillip K Dick anthology series that's worth getting excited about...
Philip K. Dick’s writing has been translated to the screen numerous times, with most of the results being brilliant in their own ways: Blade Runner remains one of the best-loved sci-fi films of all time; Minority Report stands out as one of the best Tom Cruise movies; Total Recall, the first one, has cult classic status; and The Man In The High Castle has really captured imaginations over the last couple of years.
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Now, Amazon and Channel 4 are teaming up to offer fans an unprecedented number of Dick-adapted stories all at once. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is an anthology series, arriving this autumn, which gives short stories from the iconic author a Black Mirror sort of treatment. »
That's a wrap! The Nun, the second spin-off movie series from The Conjuring universe, has officially finished filming and is heading into post-production. The news was confirmed on social media by director Corin Hardy (The Hallow), who is getting ready to start cutting the movie together so that we can see it in just over a year from now on July 13, 2018.
Corin Hardy took to his Twitter account to declare that filming on The Nun is officially complete. He posted a couple of photos to honor the occasion, one of which featured a clap that was being used during shooting on the final scene. He also posted a wrap photo that featured the entire cast and crew, minus a couple of pretty important figures who couldn't be there. Here's what Corin Hardy had to say about it.
"Day 38. Aaaannndd.......Holy Habits, that's a wrap!! #TheNunMovie #NunArmageddon #missingBonnieandJonas"
This is going »
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