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11 items from 2015


Jay Roach to Direct Action Comedy 'Mad Dogs' for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

27 January 2015 4:39 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Warner Bros. has picked up Mad Dogs, an action-comedy package that adapts a novel from Six Days of the Condor author James Grady. Jay Roach is attached to direct the project while Wes Jones, a well-regarded screenwriter whose script College Republicans topped the 2010 Black List, will pen the adaptation. Dan Lin, who produced the award-winning The Lego Movie with Roy Lee, is on board to produce via his Lin Pictures banner. The company’s Mark Bauch will executive produce. Using the book as a jumping-off point, the story centers on three dysfunctional guys working low-level

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Ryan Reynolds Hears ‘The Voices’ In Horror Comedy Trailer

26 January 2015 11:17 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Marjane Satrapi’s English-language debut The Voices premiered at Sundance last year and is gearing up for release in the U.S. via Lionsgate and in the UK via Arrow Films (see trailer above). Ryan Reynolds plays a lovable, but disturbed, factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, the man’s talking pets — a sinister cat and benevolent dog — lead him down a fantastical, murderous path. Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver co-star. Michael R Perry wrote the script and Matthew Rhodes, Adi Shankar, Roy Lee and Spencer Silna produced. Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Persepolis was nominated for an Animated Feature Oscar in 2008. Lionsgate unleashes The Voices in theaters and on demand on February 6, Arrow takes it out on March 20.

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- Nancy Tartaglione

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"The Strangers" Sequel Finally Happening

26 January 2015 2:29 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After years stuck in development, the sequel to Bryan Bertino's 2008 home invasion film "The Strangers" is finally making progress.

According to The Wrap, Marcel Langenegger is in negotiations to direct the film which will begin shooting this Spring.

Ben Ketai ("Chosen") is the latest writer to take a crack at the sequel which follows a family with a troubled teenage daughter who travel to a mobile home park that her aunt and uncle run.

Upon arrival, they find their relatives bodies - victims of a  recent visit from the three masked strangers. That night becomes a race for the family to escape the trio.

Roy LeeDoug Davison, Nathan Kahane and Trevor Macy are returning to produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting: Scodelario, Wakd, Cohan, Tucci, Brady

26 January 2015 1:31 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

She was rumored for the part last week, now Kaya Scodelario ("The Maze Runner") is officially set to play the female lead in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" at Disney Pictures.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer announced the news on Twitter, confirming her involvement in the film which begins shooting next month in Australia.

Geostorm

Egyptian star Amr Wakd ("Lucy") will join the Dean Devlin-directed, Gerard Butler-led sci-fi blockbuster "Geostorm" which is currently shooting in New Orleans.

Wakd will play the French head of security at an international space station when the earth’s climate control satellites fail to function. Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and Sterling Jerins also star. [Source: Variety]

The Boy

Lauren Cohan ("The Walking Dead") has signed on to star in William Brent Bell's horror thriller "The Boy" at Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment. »

- Garth Franklin

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‘The Strangers 2′ Moving Forward; Marcel Langenegger in Talks to Direct for Relativity (Exclusive)

24 January 2015 1:49 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman starred in Bryan Bertino’s hit 2008 home invasion movie

After several years in development, “The Strangers 2” is finally moving forward, as Marcel Langenegger is in negotiations to direct the sequel this spring, TheWrap has learned.

Relativity and representatives for Langenegger did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Ben Ketai (“Chosen”) is the newest writer on the sequel, which follows a family on the verge of sending their troubled teenage daughter to boarding school as they embark on one last family trip to a mobile home park that their uncle runs.  Their ast bonding »

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'Walking Dead' Star Lauren Cohan Joins 'The Boy'

23 January 2015 7:46 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan has signed on to star in the upcoming horror-thriller The Boy from Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment. While the actress has appeared in features such as last year's Reach Me and 2010's Death Race 2, The Boy will mark her first leading role in a feature.

The story centers on a young nanny (Lauren Cohan), who has been tasked with caring for a lifelike doll by a strange couple, who use it as a coping mechanism following the death of their young son. The nanny eventually starts to believe more and more that this doll is actually alive.

William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside, Wer) is directing from a screenplay by Stacey Menear. Lakeshore's Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg are producing alongside Jim Wedaa and Vertigo's Roy Lee and Adam Stone. Production is scheduled to begin this March in British Columbia.

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

14 January 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

14 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work »

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Liam Neeson And Ed Harris Star In New Trailer For Run All Night

11 January 2015 2:43 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Liam Neeson is having a great weekend. His latest film, Taken 3, is number one at the Us box office this weekend with an estimated $40.4M – worldwide $81.4M.

Now the Oscar nominated actor reteams with Non-stop director Jaume Collet-Serra in this first trailer to the action thriller Run All Night.

The upcoming movie also stars Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, Holt McCallany, with Common and Oscar nominee Ed Harris.

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective (D’Onofrio) who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy’s only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass.

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Liam Neeson Is a Hit Man Fighting to Keep His Son Alive in ‘Run All Night’ Trailer (Video)

8 January 2015 10:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Liam Neeson is no stranger to playing tough guys on the big screen, and in his latest film he gets to do it with his son. Not his real son, but Joel Kinnaman as his estranged son who suddenly becomes the target of a mob hit. And it looks like it’s all Neeson’s fault in the full trailer for “Run All Night.”

Once feared as The Gravedigger, Neeson was a hit man of some renown with a good friend in a local mob boss played by Ed Harris. Things go south when Harris’ son dies at Neeson’s hands, »

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James Wan’s ‘Conjuring 2′ Brings on ‘Wrath of the Titans’ Scribe for Rewrite (Exclusive)

6 January 2015 3:24 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Wrath of the Titans” scribe David Leslie Johnson has been hired to rewrite “The Conjuring 2” for New Line and director James Wan, TheWrap has learned.

Johnson will rewrite an earlier draft Wan penned with Chad and Carey Hayes, with revisions by Eric Heisserer.

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Also Read: How ‘The Conjuring,’ ‘We’re the Millers’ Became New Line’s Unlikely Summer Smashes

Peter Safran will produce for The Safran Company along with Wan. New Line executives Dave Neustadter and Walter Hamada will oversee the project for the studio. Production »

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