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Rick Famuyiwa in Talks to Direct Martial Arts Movie ‘Son of Shaolin’

42 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures is in negotiations with “Dope” director Rick Famuyiwa to come on board teen martial arts movie “Son of Shaolin.”

Dwayne Johnson is producing with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through his Seven Bucks Entertainment company. Johnson is not attached to star in the film.

“Son of Shaolin” is based on on the graphic novel by Jay Longino and Caanan White, which focuses on a struggling street artist discovering he is the last of his bloodline and must find a way to survive a seemingly unstoppable killer.

Longino wrote the first draft of the script and will serve as an executive producer. Ryan Kalil is also executive producing. Sony execs Matt Milam and Maia Eyre are overseeing for the studio.

The logline for “Son of Shaolin” is under wraps, but it will be a modern day martial arts movie influenced by classic Hong Kong cinema.

Famuyiwa’s credits as a director and screenwriter includes “The Wood” (1999), “Brown Sugar »

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Rick Famuyiwa In Negotiations To Helm ‘Son Of Shaolin’ For Seven Bucks And Sony

1 hour ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Rick Famuyiwa, who directed the breakout indie hit Dope, is in negotiations to helm the feature version of Son of Shaolin, which is based on the graphic novel created by Jay Longino who also wrote the first draft and will serve as exec producer. The project is set up at Sony with Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions producing. Johnson is not attached to star. Ryan Kalil is also on as exec producer. Famuyiwa was offered a number of… »

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Rick Famuyiwa in Talks to Direct 'Son of Shaolin' (Exclusive)

20 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rick Famuyiwa is in negotiations to direct Son of Shaolin, a teen martial arts feature project that is set up at Columbia Pictures.

Dwayne Johnson is producing with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia via the group’s Seven Bucks Productions banner.

Based on a graphic novel by Jay Longino and Caanan White, the modern-day kung fu epic combines Shaolin mythology with a story about a group of teens who live in a neighborhood that is being gentrified. An aspiring street artist struggling to make ends meet discovers he is the last of his bloodline and must find a way to survive »

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Revenge of the Auteur: As Bloated Franchises Bomb, Original Stories Own the Box Office

24 July 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When it comes to the summer movie season, late July is the new August. Now that blockbusters jockey for attention in early May, we already feel wrung out by the barrage of spectacle. And with that, an exciting new box office trend has begun to make itself known: franchise fatigue, with a twist. Audiences seem to be rejecting force-fed franchises, and instead opt to check out original material.

The numbers don’t lie. While films designed to launch brand-new franchises like “The Mummy” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” burned out at the domestic box office, original offerings are making big bucks. Even more compelling? Those would-be one-offs could start their own franchises.

This past weekend was won by a pair of original projects that couldn’t be more different: Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” and Malcolm D. Lee’s uproarious girls-gone-wild comedy “Girls Trip. »

- Kate Erbland

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Dwayne Johnson’s Apple Movie With Siri Dominating The Day

24 July 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update with latest numbers: Dwayne Johnson and Apple unveiled a mini-movie via a worldwide launch today teaming the action star with the tech company’s Siri voice assistant, which has been jostling with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant in the marketplace. It’s already at 2.7 million views on Johnson’s Facebook page, 1.7 million views on Apple’s YouTube channel and is being shared on Johnson’s formidable social media channels, where he started promoting it last… »

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Apple Siri Mini-Movie Goes Viral

24 July 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson found time to squeeze one more thing into his already packed schedule: making a mini-movie for Apple that promotes the digital assistant, Siri. 

The actor's packed schedule is important to mention because that is what the nearly four-minute commercial revolves around. 

In The Rock x Siri Dominate the Day, Johnson does an assortment of adventures only one of his larger-than-life characters could pull off, including flying an airliner to Rome to touch up the Sistine Chapel and walking in space to get a selfie, all while making it back in the nick of time for a large action scene in »

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Newswire: Ivan Drago will totally be in Creed II

24 July 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Lately, Sylvester Stallone’s been following in the footsteps of the action stars who followed in his, filling his social media with hints at his new projects, a la Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel. In early July, the Rocky franchise director shared some images of his big match with Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. The stills were followed by a respectable Photoshop job that replaced Rocky Balboa with Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), suggesting the Soviet science project would find his way into these sequel series. Stallone’s latest Instagram tease is a bit more direct, featuring images of the handwritten script for Creed II (or Creed 2, we’re not sure how that’s going to shake out) with a “Drago” hashtag.

Since a hashtag with your (character’s) name is basically a contract, we can safely assume Lundgren’s started eating his daily spinach in »

- Danette Chavez

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The Rock and Siri Made a Short Film That’ll Make You Wish Your iPhone Was This Badass — Watch

24 July 2017 6:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has shared the screen with the likes of Kevin Hart, Zac Efron, Mark Wahlberg and Vin Diesel, but no one compares to his brand new co-star: Siri. That’s right, Apple’s artificial intelligence assistance is top-billed in “Dominate the Day,” a short film in which The Rock and everyone’s fun-to-mess-around-with iPhone voice team up to prove that Johnson can do just about anything in a single day.

Read More: Dwayne Johnson Isn’t Your Average Superstar: How The Rock Has Built a Career With Smart Choices

“I partnered with Apple to make the biggest, coolest, sexiest, craziest, dopest, most over the top, funnest (is that even a word?) movie ever made,” Johnson wrote on Instagram about the short film. “And I have the greatest co-star of all time, Siri. I make movies for the world to enjoy and we also made this one to »

- Zack Sharf

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Dwayne Johnson, Apple Collaborate on ‘Craziest, Dopest, Most Over the Top’ Movie ‘Ever Made’

23 July 2017 6:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dwayne Johnson has a new leading lady in his future. She’s brilliant, mysterious and has what some think is a sexy phone voice. Her name is Siri. Yes… that Siri. The Rock has been one of the biggest guys in Hollywood this summer (we’re talking about “Ballers,” “Baywatch” and the upcoming “Jumanji”), and now he’s added another project to his growing To Do List: a collaboration with Apple Inc., where he will co-star with the “intelligent personal assistant” Siri in a movie called “Dominate Your Day.” Also Read: Dwayne Johnson for President? Fec Reports 'Run the Rock 2020' Committee to Draft. »

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Universal wants Channing Tatum for Van Helsing in the Dark Universe

23 July 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal has already assembled plenty of star power for its Dark Universe, and it seems they could be looking to add another A-lister, with THR reporting that Channing Tatum is being eyed for the role of monster hunter Abraham Van Helsing.

Van Helsing made his debut in Bram Stoker’s original Dracula novel, and has made numerous appearances on the big screen, having been portrayed by the likes of Edward Van Sloan, Peter Cushing, Laurence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins, Peter Fonda, Mel Brooks and Christopher Plummer. His last Universal appearance came in 2004’s Van Helsing movie, where he was portrayed by Hugh Jackman.

See Also: How to Save the Dark Universe

Should Tatum sign on, he’d join the likes of Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe (The Mummy), Javier Bardem (Frankenstein) and Johnny Depp (The Invisible Man), while Dwayne Johnson, Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson have all been frequently linked to The Wolfman, »

- Gary Collinson

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Warner Bros. Shows Off Logos For Upcoming DC Films…Which Movies Are Still On The Way?

22 July 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

The DC Extended Universe has been a tough beast to follow. A couple years back, they released a multi-film slate that extended through around 2020. It seemed overly ambitious at the time, and it seems like that may have indeed been the case. They counted their eggs before they hatched, and after seeing how these films performed, were faced with the reality that they would need to change course after the first few films. It became clear that after Justice League, things would be changing.

The studio has spent the past year developing several projects — these included sequels and spinoffs of successful films, and standalones for superheroes that have yet to see the light of day on the big screen. But given that we have no idea what the current status is of their slate, how many of these movies are actually set to actually hit the big screen?

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- Joseph Medina

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Dwayne Johnson Will Not Be In Shazam!

21 July 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

What do we know about the DC Extended Universe film Shazam!? Well, it feels like since the dawn of the Dceu, Dwayne Johnson has been attached to play Shazam baddie Black Adam. Shazam! has been on the slate for a long time, sans release date, but only yesterday we learned that the project will actually be the next Dceu film to shoot, set to go into production in January or February of next year for a likely release in 2019. Following this year's Justice League and next year's Aquaman, that makes Shazam! the next film in the universe, even beating Flash to the finish line. Yesterday, it was also announced that David F. Sandberg would be directing, best known for his recent horror film Lights Out and the upcoming Annabelle: Creation.

So, we hold all these truths to be... well... true, correct? Wrong! It appears the longest held belief about Shazam! »

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‘Shazam!’ Will Be the Next DC Film to Start Shooting, But Dwayne Johnson Won’t Be In It [Updated]

21 July 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Update: DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns says Dwayne Johnson will not appear in the Shazam! movie. “We haven’t announced any casting yet,” Johns told Yahoo Movies. “But Dwayne isn’t going to be in this movie. He’s still doing Black Adam, but he won’t be in Shazam!” Our original article follows. The future of the DC Extended Universe remained uncertain […]

The post ‘Shazam!’ Will Be the Next DC Film to Start Shooting, But Dwayne Johnson Won’t Be In It [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

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Dwayne Johnson Won't Appear in 'Shazam!,' DC's Geoff Johns Says

21 July 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Dwayne Johnson will not appear in the upcoming superhero film Shazam!, according to DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns.

"We haven't announced any casting yet," Johns told Yahoo Movies. "But Dwayne isn't going to be in this movie. He's still doing Black Adam, but he won't be in Shazam!"

News of Shazam!, which follows a young boy who transforms into Earth's mightiest mortal, being the next DC film in line to shoot was reported Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter. The film is yet to cast its leads, but Johnson has been attached to the role of Shazam's main antagonist, »

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Report: Beyond The Batman, Ben Affleck’s Days As The Caped Crusader Are Numbered

21 July 2017 10:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Soon after Ben Affleck announced his decision to vacate the director’s chair on The Batman, thereby allowing Matt Reeves (War For the Planet of the Apes) to pick up the torch, many believed that the actor was mulling over his future in the DC Extended Universe.

Truth be told, that uncertainty gripped the Internet for many moons, and it wasn’t until Reeves publicly thrust his support behind Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader that that speculation was silenced. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, beyond the release of The Batman, Affleck’s days sporting the cape and cowl are numbered, with one source claiming that Warner Bros. plans to ease his Dark Knight out of the DC Extended Universe gracefully.

That tells us WB’s leading creatives will incorporate the changeover into the story itself, possibly killing off Affleck’s Bats and opening up the field for another character (Nightwing, »

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Universal Courting Channing Tatum For ‘Van Helsing’ Remake

21 July 2017 10:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Reports are coming in that Universal Pictures are looking in the directing of Channing Tatum for the Van Helsing remake, which will form part of their Monster’s Universe, the Dark Universe. The new comes from the direction of The Hollywood Reporter who state that the studio are moving ahead with the series of remakes, despite the soft performance of this summer’s The Mummy with Tom Cruise.

Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast) will direct the next Dark Universe movie hich will be Bride of Frankenstein, set for release on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

The studio are still after Angelina Jolie to play the the tile character in Bride of Frankenstein, while Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem will star as The Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s monster. Russell Crowe is playing Dr. Henry Jekyll, who appeared in The Mummy, while Dwayne Johnson is being considered to play The Wolfman. Stand-alone movies »

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Dwayne Johnson Won’t Be in Shazam, Confirms Geoff Johns

21 July 2017 9:16 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

DC Films president Geoff Johns confirms Dwayne Johnson won't appear as Black Adam in Warner Bros' Shazam as previously announced. »

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Ballers Season 3 Review

21 July 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

HBO’s Ballers, the football dramedy meant to scratch the lingering itch left by the beloved Entourage, returns this Sunday for its third season, which doesn’t stray far from the series’ trusty playbook. The show’s greatest boon continues to be star and executive producer Dwayne Johnson, who carries it with his (currently highly, highly lucrative) easy charisma and ever-improving acting skills. The first four episodes of the upcoming season provided for review deliver the same rock-solid, bro-mode entertainment of the first two seasons and, while still never clicking as well as Entourage, adequately fills the niche left by that show in HBO’s stacked lineup.

Season 3 picks up with ex-nfl player turned athlete financier Spencer Strasmore (Johnson) as he tries to finesse the biggest deal of his career, moving the Oakland Raiders to the bright lights of Las Vegas. The arc »

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Stars React to the Heartbreaking Death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

21 July 2017 6:56 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

News broke on Thursday that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by suicide at the age of 41. According to La law enforcement, the legendary musician hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates, and his body was discovered on Thursday morning. Shortly after his death, celebrities began flooding social media with condolences for his family as well as praise for his unmatched talent. In addition to bandmate Mike Shinoda confirming the news on Twitter, saying he is "shocked and heartbroken," stars like Chance the Rapper, Jimmy Kimmel, and Dwayne Johnson also spoke out. Rihanna posted a photo of Chester performing on Instagram, writing, " »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Dwayne Johnson is Registered to Make a Run at President

20 July 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Dwayne Johnson has caught the attention of the media with his statements about a potential run for the President of the United States. Now, a campaign committee has filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to draft him as a candidate, meaning that he has become eligible to run for the U.S. presidential election in 2020 should he choose to do so. What Are Dwayne Johnson’s Politics? For those who are unfamiliar with Johnson, he might be more familiar to them as the Rock, which was his ring name when he wrestled in the WCW and the WWE

Dwayne Johnson is Registered to Make a Run at President »

- Nat Berman

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