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'Kong: Skull Island' makes an impressive Comic-Con debut with a new trailer

21 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Brie Larson had a pretty good Saturday at Comic-Con, I think it’s safe to say. She's had to do a fair amount of juggling around this film so far. When she won her Oscar this spring, she had to fly in from where she was shooting Kong: Skull Island to do so, and Saturday, they had to pull her away from her press duties for Kong: Skull Island to take the stage in Hall H to announce that she is officially signed to play Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, in what will easily be one of the most eagerly awaited films Marvel has ever made. But before we get all crazy about a movie that doesn’t even have an announced director yet, let’s look at the other film she came to San Diego to discuss today, because that is a seriously awesome trailer. Jordan Vogt-Roberts and screenwriters Max Borenstein, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Comic Con: Kong, Arthur trailers unleashed

24 July 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It has been a busy weekend for new movie trailers and we’re going to attempt to bring all of them to you over the next couple of hours. Let’s kick things off with a couple of trailers from the Warner Brothers panel from over the weekend, and in particular the trailers for Kong: Skull Island and Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword. Both films are set to hit cinemas next March.

First up, Kong: Skull Island.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.  In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston, »

- Paul Heath

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Watch The Brand New Kong: Skull Island Comic-Con Trailer

23 July 2016 2:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Discover how Kong became King in this exciting first trailer for Kong: Skull Island.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary PicturesKong: Skull Island reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Oscar winner Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly.

The international ensemble cast also includes Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero. Vogt-Roberts directs the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly. “Kong: Skull Island” is produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni with Mary Parent. »

- Michelle McCue

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Comic-Con 2016: Watch the First Trailer for Kong: Skull Island

23 July 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“This planet doesn’t belong to us…” Daily Dead’s live Hall H coverage from Comic-Con continues with the release of Warner Bros.’ first official trailer for Kong: Skull Island.

Press Release: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”).

In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World”), Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful Eight,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Trainwreck”), John Goodman (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Argo”) and John C. Reilly (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Step Brothers”). The international ensemble cast also »

- Derek Anderson

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King Kong Revealed in Skull Island Comic-Con Poster

22 July 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Throughout the day, Warner Bros. has been unveiling posters for all of its new movies that will be put on display during their Hall H panel tomorrow morning at Comic-Con. We've already seen new posters from Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but now we have a new one-sheet from Kong: Skull Island that gives us our first glimpse at the massive King Kong. It was previously teased that this ape will be the biggest version of King Kong ever seen on the big screen, and from the looks of this poster, that doesn't seem to be an exaggeration.

The poster, which debuted on Twitter this morning, is actually quite similar to motion posters that teased this massive ape is coming. One of these motion posters features an unnamed character standing atop a huge skull while holding a green flare, »

- MovieWeb

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Skull Island Motion Poster Warns Kong Is Coming

21 July 2016 11:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, just days after the full Comic-Con schedule was announced, Warner Bros. revealed that they will be showcasing highly-anticipated movies like Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Lego Batman Movie and King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword during their Hall H presentation. It is expected that new trailers for all of these movies will be showcased during the panel, which will take place Saturday, July 23 at 11:30 Am, moderated by Conan O'Brien. While we impatiently await this massive panel, the studio has released new motion posters for Kong: Skull Island, teasing that Kong will arrive in just a few short days.

While we still haven't seen King Kong himself yet, new photos debuted last week, featuring stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John Goodman exploring a massive bone yard on the island, with an ape skull dwarfing the cast, »

- MovieWeb

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New Image from Kong: Skull Island

15 July 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Early next year, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. will take viewers to an island where colossal creatures still roam the land, and King Kong’s cry can be heard… and feared. Ahead of Kong: Skull Island‘s March 10th, 2017 release, the film is teased in a new image from EW.

EW‘s image shows co-stars Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson among the bones of a giant beast. Viewers can expect to see plenty of towering threats onscreen when Kong: Skull Island comes out, and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) tells EW that his version of Kong will be the biggest one yet:

“Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.”

The cast and crew of Kong: Skull Island will be at Comic-Con as part of Warner Bros. Hall H presentation, and »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic-Con 2016: Warner Bros. Pictures’ Hall H Presentation to Include Suicide Squad and Kong: Skull Island

12 July 2016 3:31 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Conan O’Brien will take Comic-Con’s Hall H stage on Saturday, July 23rd to host Warner Bros. Pictures’ anticipated presentation, teasing Suicide Squad, Kong: Skull Island, Wonder Woman, and more:

Press Release: (July 11, 2016 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Pictures will once again commandeer the convention when the Studio’s biggest stars, DC’s best Super Heroes and “worst” Super-Villains, fantastic beasts great and small and more head to this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego.

On Saturday, July 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Warner Bros. will showcase several of its most-anticipated upcoming feature releases in its Hall H presentation, headed up by master of ceremonies Conan O’Brien:

• “Wonder Woman” stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Connie Nielsen and director Patty Jenkins.

• “Suicide Squad” stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach and Karen Fukuhara, »

- Derek Anderson

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Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad Are Coming to Comic-Con 2016

12 July 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Pictures will once again commandeer the convention when the Studio's biggest stars, DC's best Super Heroes and "worst" Super-Villains, fantastic beasts great and small and more head to this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego. On Saturday, July 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Warner Bros. will showcase several of its most-anticipated upcoming feature releases in its Hall H presentation, headed up by master of ceremonies Conan O'Brien. Leading the way for this all-star panel will be Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach and Karen Fukuhara, along with writer/director David Ayer.

The panel will also feature Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and director Patty Jenkins. Director Chris McKay and star Will Arnett will also be present to promote The Lego Batman Movie, along with Charlie Hunnam, »

- MovieWeb

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Meet ‘The Night Of’ Star Riz Ahmed, Who Just Wants To Keep Things Honest

8 July 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Night Of” didn’t happen overnight for Riz Ahmed. The actor first began work on the HBO drama four years ago, back when the late James Gandolfini first brought his passion project to network. “I started shooting this in 2012. I was a different person,” he recently told IndieWire. “I’ll never forget this experience. It’s emotional, because it was a lot of blood, sweat and tears for everyone to get to this point.”

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ Premiere Takes Bad Luck to an Artful Extreme

In “The Night Of,” adapted from a British miniseries by Richard Price and Steve Zaillian, Ahmed stars as Nas, a young man whose bad luck drags him into the criminal justice system. But right now, Ahmed — who broke out in Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler” — may be about to explode on a whole new level, as he heads into the blockbuster world »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Meet ‘The Night Of’ Star Riz Ahmed, Who Just Wants To Keep Things Honest

8 July 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Night Of” didn’t happen overnight for Riz Ahmed. The actor first began work on the HBO drama four years ago, back when the late James Gandolfini first brought his passion project to network. “I started shooting this in 2012. I was a different person,” he recently told IndieWire. “I’ll never forget this experience. It’s emotional, because it was a lot of blood, sweat and tears for everyone to get to this point.”

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ Premiere Takes Bad Luck to an Artful Extreme

In “The Night Of,” adapted from a British miniseries by Richard Price and Steve Zaillian, Ahmed stars as Nas, a young man whose bad luck drags him into the criminal justice system. But right now, Ahmed — who broke out in Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler” — may be about to explode on a whole new level, as he heads into the blockbuster world »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Godzilla 2’ Director Gareth Edwards Exits Reboot

13 May 2016 11:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gareth Edwards has departed as director of “Godzilla 2” after helming the 2014 reboot for Warner Bros. and Legendary.

The exit comes three days after Warner Bros. moved back the release of “Godzilla 2” by nine months to March 22, 2019. Warner Bros. and Legendary partnered on “Godzilla,” which grossed $529 million worldwide, then announced last August that they had scheduled “Godzilla 2” for June 8, 2018, with Edwards returning as director of the monster movie sequel.

A source close to Edwards indicated that his decision is not related to any difficulties with the material or “Godzilla” franchise, but rather a desire to do smaller projects after directing two tentpoles (“Godzilla” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) back to back. Edwards’ “Rogue One” opens on Dec. 16.

Legendary disclosed last year that Godzilla would be joined by Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah in “Godzilla 2.” The first Godzilla appeared in 1954 and has generated 28 movies.

The next film in the Warner-Legendary partnership, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Godzilla 2’ Moved Back to 2019, ‘Godzilla Vs Kong’ Set for May 2020

10 May 2016 7:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has moved back “Godzilla 2” nine months to March 22, 2019, and dated its “Godzilla vs. Kong” movie for May 29, 2020.

Warner Bros. and Legendary announced last October that they would officially unify the two monster franchises in “Godzilla vs. Kong” with an unspecified release date.

Warner Bros. and Legendary partnered on the 2014 “Godzilla,” which grossed $529 million worldwide. They announced last August that they had scheduled “Godzilla 2” for June 8, 2018, with Gareth Edwards returning as director of the monster movie sequel.

The next film in the Warner-Legendary partnership, “Kong: Skull Island,” opens on March 10 starring  Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and “Straight Outta Compton” actors Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell.

Kong: Skull Island” will be set in the mysterious home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the island. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing from a script by Max Borenstein, John Gatins and Dan Gilroy. Legendary »

- Dave McNary

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Directors Drop Out Of "Death Wish" Remake

5 May 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Big Bad Wolves" directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado have dropped out of the upcoming remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson revenge classic "Death Wish" currently in the works at MGM and Paramount.

The pair have left over a matter of creative differences. According to Deadline, they wanted to make over the film with their signature stylized action and sense of humor along with doing a spiritually closer adaptation of the original Brian Garfield novel rather than a direct remake of the previous Michael Winner-directed film.

That upset the studio which had a script that star Bruce Willis signed off on, a start of production date and a projected release date all set. Their departure is said to be more amicable than when Carnahan dropped out of directing.

Roger Birnbaum is producing the film which boasts a script by Joe Carnahan, Dan Gilroy and Graham Yost. »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ First Look: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson Go Behind the Scenes of Monster Movie

11 April 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New behind-the-scenes footage from 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island” debuted Sunday night during the MTV Movie Awards.

The first look at the action-adventure film, which centers on the origin story of King Kong, features cast members Tom Hiddleston, Brie LarsonCorey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell divulging plot details on the star-studded reboot.

“The film is about a group of explorers who set off on an adventure to a previously uncharted island,” Larson, who plays a peace-driven photojournalist, reveals in the video.

Hiddleston, who stars as a resourceful former British Sas officer, adds, “They get to this island and discover that all is not quite as it first appears, and there are strange new creatures, mythic beasts that come into the midst, and they have to get off the island alive.”

Mitchell will star as a helicopter pilot in the action pic, which will be set in the Vietnam War era.

Samuel L. Jackson, »

- Alyssa Sage

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The Superman Films That Were Never Made

20 March 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway looks at Superman movies that were planned but never shot…

When the Christopher Reeve fronted Superman films came to a juddering halt in 1987 it would be almost twenty years before Clark Kent made another appearance on the big screen.

To be fair, between Superman IV: The Quest For Peace and 2006’s under appreciated Superman Returns, Superman was rarely off the small screen, featuring in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from 1993 to 1997 and in Smallville from 2001-2010 (proving that Gotham wasn’t the first attempt to show the origins of a DC superhero on TV). However, its near ubiquity on television didn’t stop several attempts to return it to the big screen.

Producer Jon Peters (who had produced Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film) spent the mid nineties attempting to bring Superman back. Originally titled Superman Reborn, Kevin Smith (such a comic book fan »

- Neil Calloway

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'Death Wish' Remake Is Back on with Bruce Willis

4 March 2016 10:31 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After languishing in development for several years, Paramount and MGM's long-awaited Death Wish remake is finally moving forward. Deadline reports that Bruce Willis has signed on to star, with Israeli filmmakers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) coming aboard to direct. Paramount and MGM will distribute the remake, which hopes to get production started this summer.

The original 1974 Death Wish starred Charles Bronson as an ordinary man who becomes a dangerous vigilante after his wife is killed by street thugs, who also raped his daughter. Joe Carnahan was initially attached to direct, and he also wrote a draft of the screenplay, before he dropped out of the project back in 2013. The filmmaker left the project over a casting dispute, since both Paramount and MGM wanted to cast Bruce Willis, but the director wanted to go in a different direction.

We reported in 2012 that Joe Carnahan wanted to cast »

- MovieWeb

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Bruce Willis’ ‘Death Wish’ Remake Sets Israeli Directing Team

4 March 2016 10:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado will direct the remake of “Death Wish,” starring Bruce Willis.

The Israeli directing team helmed the 2013 black comedy “Big Bad Wolves,” which was an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Paramount released the original “Death Wish,” starring Charles Bronson, in 1974 with Michael Winner directing and Dino De Laurentiis producing. The $3 million film was a major success, grossing $22 million at the box office.

Former MGM co-chairman Roger Birnbaum is producing the new project. He was a producer on the “Rush Hour” franchise, “Bruce Almighty” and 2009’s “Star Trek” before joining with Spyglass partner Gary Barber to take over MGM in 2010. Birnbaum returned to producing in 2013.

Joe CarnahanDan Gilroy and Graham Yost have worked on the script for the remake. The 1974 original was based on the Brian Garfield novel about vigilante Paul Kersey, who goes after criminals when his wife is murdered and his daughter »

- Dave McNary

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Bruce Willis To Star In Death Wish Remake From Big Bad Wolves Directors

4 March 2016 9:55 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Aside from raiding his own back catalogue for titles to reboot (ahem, Die Hard), Bruce Willis now turns to Charles Bronson’s. The classic action franchise Death Wish is in Willis’ sights, as Deadline reports he plans to lead the Paramount/MGM remake.

Now, it might be a good idea to take this with a pinch of salt, as a proposed revival of the revenge flick has been bouncing around for years now. In fact, Joe Carnahan (Stretch) was attached to direct at one point – oh, what joy that would have been! Alas, he skipped out, and passed the torch onto Gerardo Naranjo (Miss Bala), who is now being replaced by Big Bad Wolves directors Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado. There’s no word on whether early drafts by Graham Yost (TV’s Justified) or Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) are still in play, but we’ll likely find out soon.

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- Gem Seddon

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Open Road’s Peter Lawson to Depart Following ‘Spotlight’ Success

26 January 2016 6:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With the Sundance Film Festival in full swing, Open Road Films has announced that acquisitions chief Peter Lawson will leave at the end of February.

“We thank Peter for his contributions at Open Road and wish him the best with his endeavors,” said a spokesperson.

Lawson’s chief accomplishment during his two-year tenure as exec VP of acquisitions was bringing in “Spotlight,” which has been nominated for six Academy Awards including best picture, best director, best supporting actor, best supporting actress and best original screenplay.

Open Road co-financed and co-produced “Spotlight” with Participant Media after acquiring U.S. rights to the drama. The movie has grossed $33 million in the U.S. since its Nov. 6 release.

Lawson came to Open Road in 2014 during Sundance following stints at Thunder Road Pictures and the Weinstein Co. Open Road’s first major acquisition came at Cannes when it bought rights to Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Nightcrawler, »

- Dave McNary

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