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George Takei petitions against all-white casting choices for Akira adaptation

1 hour ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the controversy surrounding the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings, legendary Star Trek actor and King of the Memes George Takei has spoken out against the proposed casting choices for the American adaptation of popular anime Akira.

It was reported last month by Deadline that the cast choices included Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) for Testuo and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Chris Pine (Horrible Bosses 2), Joaquin Phoenix (Her) and Justin Timberlake (Friends with Benefits) for Kaneda.

See Also – Christian Bale defends the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings

“The manga and anime phenomenon is mostly white in this country,” he told The Advocate, speaking out against the casting. “It originated in Japan, and, of course, it has a huge Asian fan following. But it’s the »

- Luke Owen

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Warner Bros. Pushes ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ Back a Year to 2017

11 December 2014 3:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has moved the release of its live-action film “Jungle Book: Origins” back a year until Oct. 6, 2017 — nearly two years after Disney’s rival project opens.

Andy Serkis is directing and will also produce with “Harry Potter” scribe Steve Kloves and with Jonathan Cavendish, Serkis’ partner at his London-based production company the Imaginarium. Callie Kloves wrote the adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling stories about a young boy raised by wolves.

Disney’s “Jungle Book” opens Oct. 9, 2015, with Jon Favreau directing and Idris Elba voicing the tiger, Shere Khan. Kipling’s original stories were published in 1894 and are in the public domain.

Jungle Book: Origins” is the first title to be dated for October 2017.

Benedict Cumberbatch signed on to “Jungle Book: Origins” in August as the voice of the villainous Shere Khan. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Jack Reynor will also provide voice work.

It is the first feature directing gig for Serkis, »

- Dave McNary

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EW's 'Fabulous Baker Boys' reunion: The stars all sing a different tune

6 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Truth is like a good jazz standard: a different version emerges from everyone who sings it. When you start reminiscing with the stars of The Fabulous Baker Boys 25 years later, a kind of three-part harmony emerges. Everyone hits a different note, but somehow they're still in sync. "We get all mixed up. We have different versions," Jeff Bridges says. "But when we talk, we hash it out." In Entertainment Weekly's annual reunions issue, we bring together Jeff, his big brother, Beau, and Michelle Pfeiffer, who plays the torch singer who both energizes and threatens to destroy their piano-dueling partnership. The 1989 film, »

- Anthony Breznican

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More Superhero Movies Coming

15 October 2014 8:24 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Warner Bros.' Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara has outlined an aggressive content strategy for the Studio aimed at increasing profits while "doubling down on outstanding content, working with the best talent and maintaining the culture that makes Warner Bros. so great...", including new stand-alone superhero movies, based on DC Comics characters:

"The demand for high quality video content is growing fast – in the United States and around the world – as new technologies have created new platforms and millions of new connected consumers," said Tsujihara. "The opportunity is huge. And no studio is better positioned to take advantage of it than Warner Bros."

As part of his presentation, Tsujihara announced a bold expansion of the industry’s broadest theatrical slate, built around the largest, most important global franchises. Warner Bros. Pictures will release three Lego-branded films over the next four years, building upon the enormous success of this year's "The Lego Movie »

- Michael Stevens

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'Fantastic Beasts' and 'Lego' Movies Release Schedule Unveiled

15 October 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Warner Bros. announced its DC Comics release slate earlier today, the official announcement also included the official release schedule for three new Lego movies (Ninjago, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Movie 2), set for release in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively, and confirmation that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will become a trilogy, with each movie debuting in 2016, 2018 and 2020.

Take a look at the excerpt from Warner Bros.' official press release, then read on for more details.

Warner Bros. Pictures will release three Lego-branded films over the next four years, building upon the enormous success of this year's The Lego Movie ($468 million worldwide box office), starting with Ninjago in 2016, directed by Charlie Bean and produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Batman will take a star turn in The Lego Batman Movie in 2017, directed by Chris McKay, and the sequel, The Lego Movie 2, »

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Warner Bros. Reveal Their Massive Upcoming Release Slate

15 October 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Today, Warner Bros. officially laid down the gauntlet to Marvel as they announced and named a whole bunch of movies which they’re intending to release all of the way up to 2020. The list of films obviously contain quite a few DC titles, and the big news to come out of the announcement, made by Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara at the Time Warner Investor Day, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, was that a movie based on The Flash is set for 2018, starring Ezra Miller (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower), and Jason Momoa will officially play Aquaman in a stand-alone film in the same year.

Before all of that though, the WB will release Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad in 2016, a solo Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot in 2017 and Justice League: Part One in the same year, which will be directed by Zack Snyder. »

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Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be “at least” a trilogy

15 October 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We assumed this would be the case anyway, but with Warner Bros. announcing a host of upcoming release dates – including its plans for a DC Cinematic Universe – it has now been confirmed that the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be “at least” a trilogy.

Following the already announced date for the first movie of November 8th, 2016, the as-yet-untitled second and third movies will hit in 2018 and 2020 respectively. David Yates – director of the last four Harry Potter films – is set to return to direct the first movie, with Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves also involved in some capacity (helping J.K. Rowling with the scripts, perhaps?).

Are you excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? Let us know…

The post Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be “at least” a trilogy appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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New Harry Potter Spinoff Series Could Be More than Just a Trilogy

15 October 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Fan Art by DeviantArt user HogwartSite

Warner Bros. released some additional information today on the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Up to this point all we've known is that it will be directed by David Yates from a script being written by J.K. Rowling and that the first film in the trilogy would be released on November 18th, 2016.

Today we've learned from Kevin Tsujihara, the CEO of Warner Bros., that the series they are developing would “at least” be a trilogy and that we can expect to see the second and third installments on the big screen in 2018 and 2020. Now, when you use a term like "at least," it says to me that Harry Potter fans could expect more than just a trilogy. A trilogy is the least that they will do, but they are leaving the door open for more films, which is awesome. »

- Joey Paur

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Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Upcoming Super Hero And Harry Potter Spinoff Films

15 October 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Today at a Time Warner investors meeting, Warner Bros.’ Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara outlined an aggressive content strategy for the Studio aimed at increasing profits while “doubling down on outstanding content, working with the best talent and maintaining the culture that makes Warner Bros. so great.”

As part of his presentation, Tsujihara announced a bold expansion of the industry’s broadest theatrical slate, built around the largest, most important global franchises.

Warner Bros. Pictures will release three Lego-branded films over the next four years, building upon the enormous success of this year’s “The Lego Movie” ($468 million worldwide box office), starting with “Ninjago” in 2016, directed by Charlie Bean and produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Batman will take a star turn in “The Lego Batman Movie” in 2017, directed by Chris McKay, and the sequel, “The Lego Movie 2,” will debut in 2018.

The Studio will release three pictures, »

- Michelle McCue

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WB boosts tentpole pipeline

15 October 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Warner Bros is lining up a war chest of three Lego-themed films in the next four years, a trio of titles based on Jk Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and “at least” 10 DC adaptations from 2016-20.

Warner Bros chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara outlined the aggressive global content strategy at the Time Warner investors meeting on October 15.

The plan will see the release of Ninjago in 2016, The Lego Batman Movie in 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018. The Lego Movie grossed $468m worldwide this year.

Turning to the Rowling adaptations, Warner Bros will release films based on her original story and screenwriting debut in 2016, 2018 and 2020.

Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them features magical creatures and characters inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook and its fictitious author, Newt Scamander.

David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, will direct Fantastic Beasts and reunite with David Heyman, Rowling, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Updated: Warner Bros' DC Comics Movie Slate Revealed Through 2020

15 October 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Warner Bros. has officially announced a massive expansion of the Studio's DC Comics-branded movie universe with plans to release a slate of at least ten movies -- as well as additional stand-alone Batman and Superman films -- from 2016 through 2020, expanding the DC universe very much in the same way Marvel has developed their Avengers universe, which expanded further with Guardians of the Galaxy earlier this year. Here's the official plans for future Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema releases of DC Comics movies, not including said stand-alone Batman and Superman films: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016 Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer (Fury) on August 5, 2016 Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot on June 23, 2017 Justice League Part One directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams on November 17, 2017 The Flash starring Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin) on March 23, 2018 Aquaman starring »

- Brad Brevet

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Could Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Span More Than Three Films?

15 October 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

DC superheroes weren’t the only talking point of today’s Time Warner Investors Day, as Warner Bros. revealed big plans for its Harry Potter-themed spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Initially, we understood that the tale of fictitious author Newt Scamander would indeed be a prequel that spanned the length of three films. However, Kevin Tsujihara — CEO of Warner Bros. — announced that the adaptation will be “at least” a trilogy, opening up possibilities for more tales set within J.K. Rowling’s wonderful world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Here’s an extract from the company’s recently-released press release:

The Studio will release three pictures, in 2016, 2018 and 2020, based on best-selling author J.K. Rowling’s original story and screenwriting debut, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Set in an extension of her familiar wizarding world, featuring magical creatures and characters inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook and its fictitious author, »

- Michael Briers

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DC Universe Movie Slate Revealed, Including Justice League, Wonder Woman & Green Lantern

15 October 2014 9:56 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This summer, Warner Bros. set aside release dates for a batch of unknown DC films in an effort to create a shared cinematic universe for its superheroes, similar to Marvel and Disney’s comic book structure. Since that time, fans have wondered which superheroes will get their own films and in what order they will be released and now the wait is over, as Warner Bros. has confirmed the titles to fill those empty release dates.

Here’s the list of 10 confirmed DC films in the order that they will come out:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder (2016) “Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016) “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017) “Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017) “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller (2018) “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (2018) “Shazam” (2019) “Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019) “Cyborg, »

- Derek Anderson

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DC Movie Release Schedule Revealed Plus Fantastic Beasts And Lego Movies Dates

15 October 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Today at a Time Warner investors meeting, Warner Bros.’ Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara outlined an aggressive content strategy for the Studio aimed at increasing profits while “doubling down on outstanding content, working with the best talent and maintaining the culture that makes Warner Bros. so great.”

Tsujihara said: 

“The demand for high quality video content is growing fast – in the United States and around the world – as new technologies have created new platforms and millions of new connected consumers. The opportunity is huge. And no studio is better positioned to take advantage of it than Warner Bros.

As part of his presentation, Tsujihara announced a bold expansion of the industry’s broadest theatrical slate, built around the largest, most important global franchises. Warner Bros. Pictures will release three Lego-branded films over the next four years, building upon the enormous success of this year’s “The Lego Movie” ($468 million worldwide »

- Kellvin Chavez

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DC Movie Release Schedule Reveals 'Justice League', 'Wonder Woman' in 2017

15 October 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Today at a Time Warner investors meeting, Warner Bros.' Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara outlined an aggressive content strategy for the Studio aimed at increasing profits while "doubling down on outstanding content, working with the best talent and maintaining the culture that makes Warner Bros. so great."

In a massive expansion of the Studio's DC Entertainment-branded content, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will release a slate of at least 10 movies, as well as stand-alone Batman and Superman films, from 2016 through 2020 that expands this prized universe of characters:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder (2016)

Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer (2016)

Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot (2017)

Justice League Part 1, directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)

The Flash, starring Ezra Miller (2018)

Aquaman starring Jason Momoa (2018)

Shazam! (2019)

Justice League Part 2, directed by Zack Snyder (2019)

Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher »

- MovieWeb

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WB Announces Three ‘Lego’ Movies & ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Off Trilogy

15 October 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After building over $468 million in global box office this year with The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. has three more Lego-branded films set to hit theaters in the next four years, Kevin Tsujihara announced today as part of WB’s super-sized shareholder announcement. In addition to investing in the Lego brand and its massive DC slate, the studio is plotting three films based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them to be released in in 2016, 2018 and 2020.

The first Lego pic to hit will be Ninjago, directed by Charlie Bean based on the ninja-themed Lego line anchoring a hit TV animated Cartoon Network series of the same name. Lego Movie producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee, plus Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are aboard to produce.

The Lego Batman Movie will spin-off the popular Lego Movie character voiced by Will Arnett into »

- Jen Yamato

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Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch Set for 'Jungle Book: Origins'

21 August 2014 9:02 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has assembled an impressive roster of stars for “Jungle Book: Origins,” its new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis. The action adventure, which will blend motion capture and live action, will be released on October 21, 2016. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The actors performing the roles of the story’s central animal characters are: Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”) as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the sinister snake, Kaa; Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter,” the “Dark Knight” Trilogy) as the cunning panther, Bagheera; Andy Serkis (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) as the wise bear, Baloo; Peter Mullan (“Hercules”) as the leader of the wolf pack, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Andy Serkis to Direct Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Jack Reynor in Jungle Book: Origins

21 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Get ready for the duelling Jungle Book movies.

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has assembled a big cast of stars for Jungle Book: Origins, its new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

The action adventure, which will blend motion capture and live action, will be released on October 21, 2016.

Meanwhile, Disney’s The Jungle Book will be in theaters a full year earlier. Helmed by Jon Favreau, this film will star Bill MurrayChristopher WalkenGiancarlo EspositoBen Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson, and will released October 9, 2015.

The actors performing the roles of the Jungle Book: Origins’ central animal characters are: Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”) as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the sinister snake, Kaa; Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter, »

- Michelle McCue

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join 'Jungle Book: Origins'

20 August 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has cast more characters for The Jungle Book: Origins, which marks the directorial debut of motion-capture performance artist and actor Andy Serkis. This follows the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the main villain Shere Khan, which was announced yesterday.

Rohan Chand will lead the film as the story's main protagonist Mowgli, a young jungle boy raised in the wild by wolves. Cumberbatch's man-eating tiger is the boy's lifelong enemy, and the two have vowed to kill each other, setting up the dark tone at play in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.

Andy Serkis has given himself the primary role of Baloo the bear, Mowgli's best friend. Also joining the main cast are Christian Bale as sly black panther Bagheera and Cate Blanchett as Kaa, the sinister python with a knack for hypnotism.

The secondary cast includes Tom Hollander as the jackal Tabaqui, who is Shere Khan's right-hand man. »

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join 'Jungle Book: Origins'

20 August 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has cast more characters for The Jungle Book: Origins, which marks the directorial debut of motion-capture performance artist and actor Andy Serkis. This follows the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the main villain Shere Khan, which was announced yesterday.

Rohan Chand will lead the film as the story's main protagonist Mowgli, a young jungle boy raised in the wild by wolves. Cumberbatch's man-eating tiger is the boy's lifelong enemy, and the two have vowed to kill each other, setting up the dark tone at play in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.

Andy Serkis has given himself the primary role of Baloo the bear, Mowgli's best friend. Also joining the main cast are Christian Bale as sly black panther Bagheera and Cate Blanchett as Kaa, the sinister python with a knack for hypnotism.

The secondary cast includes Tom Hollander as the jackal Tabaqui, who is Shere Khan's right-hand man. »

- MovieWeb

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