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First Look: Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

26 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Filming recently wrapped on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated action adventure superhero film from director Zack Snyder that will bring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman together for the first time on the big screen. Starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man Of Steel, and introducing Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, as well as Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, and Tao Okamoto, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is scheduled for theatrical release on on March 25th, 2016. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Round-Up: Tom Savini, Steve Johnson & Sergio Stivaletti Announced for Ill Willed FX Workshops’ International Classes, Plants vs. Zombies Comic Book, Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys

12 March 2015 4:41 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Jason Voorhees, the living dead of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, the librarian phantom from Ghostbusters, the reanimated dead of Cemetery Man—these memorable horror movie characters and many more came to life onscreen due in large part to the talented hands and crafty eyes of FX legends Tom Savini, Steve Johnson, and Sergio Stivaletti.

Tate Steinsiek, an FX artist who also has an impressive résumé, teaches Ill Willed FX Workshops around the world, and on his international tour this summer, he's bringing in the aforementioned talented trio to offer their priceless advice in select sessions, with Savini joining the Amsterdam series, Johnson coming in for the Dublin series, and Stivaletti set for the Rome series. Also included in our latest round-up are details for Dark Horse's Plants vs. Zombies: Bully for You #1, the first issue in a new comic miniseries debuting in June, as well as »

- Derek Anderson

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'12 Monkeys' Renewed for Season 2 on Syfy

12 March 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Syfy announced today that the widely praised adventure thriller 12 Monkeys has been greenlit for a second season, expected to air in 2016. With Natalie Chaidez prepping her next Syfy series (Ucp and Valhalla Productions' Hunters), Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita), co-executive producers and writers of the pilot, will be stepping up to serve as Ep/Showrunners. Atlas Entertainment's Richard Suckle (Suicide Squad, American Hustle, The International) and Charles Roven (Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, American Hustle) will continue to executive produce with Atlas' Jake Kurily producing. Roven served as producer on the original 12 Monkeys film.

Currently in its first season, 12 Monkeys has reached 15 million viewers to date, and is experiencing record L3 lifts for the network (average L3 lift is 104%). The renewal also comes as the series continues to gain momentum, with its most recent episode (Friday, March 6) seeing an increase of 6% over the prior four weeks, »

- MovieWeb

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Syfy Renews ’12 Monkeys’ For Season 2

12 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“12 Monkeys” is coming back for Season 2. Syfy announced the renewal Thursday.

The new season will feature new exec producers/showrunners, current co-exec producers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who will be stepping in for Natalie Chaidez, as she preps for her upcoming Syfy series “Hunters.” Matalas and Fickett also penned the “12 Monkeys” pilot.

The time travel thriller from Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, who produced the original film, stars Aaron Stanford (pictured), Amanda Schull and Kirk Acevedo.

Richard Suckle and Charles Roven of Atlas will continue to serve as exec producers, and Jake Kurily, as a producer.

“We are absolutely committed to ’12 Monkeys,’ and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned,” said Dave Howe, Syfy president. “The talent both on and off-screen have delivered a series that has us all on the edge of our seats, providing exactly the smart, exciting storytelling Syfy is known for. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Syfy's '12 Monkeys' Renewed for Season 2 With New Showrunners

12 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Syfy is bringing back 12 Monkeys — but there's a catch. The network has handed out a second-season renewal for the drama based on the movie of the same name, but series showrunner Natalie Chaidez will step down. The prolific producer will segue from the breakout series to showrun Syfy's upcoming Gale Anne Hurd drama Hunters, which she wrote. 12 Monkeys executive producers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita) — who created the Syfy show — will take over as showrunners on the series. Fellow exec producers Richard Suckle and Charles Roven (the latter of whom produced the original

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- Lesley Goldberg

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"Wonder Woman" Solo Movie

12 March 2015 9:22 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Development continues on a solo "Wonder Woman" feature starring Gal Gadot as 'Diana Prince', following her cameo introduction in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":

Michelle MacLaren will direct the "Wonder Woman" solo feature from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs ("Pan") with director Zack Snyder introducing Gal Gadot as 'Wonder Woman' in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", then producing MacLaren's spin-off feature with Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder.

The original 'Wonder Woman' was created by William Moulton Marston, (aka 'Charles Moulton') who saw the educational potential of comic books and in 1941 was hired as a consultant for "National Periodicals/All-Winner Comics" (DC Comics). 

He created his female superhero, in a field dominated by male characters, inspired by his mistress Olive Byrne, who lived with him and his wife in a 'polygamous, polyamorous' relationship.

Having 2 children with both women, Marston said »

- Michael Stevens

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Full Cast For "The Great Wall" Revealed

12 March 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Legendary Pictures has revealed the full supporting cast for Zhang Yimou's upcoming fantasy epic "The Great Wall," the largest film ever shot completely in China.

The film's confirmed leads are Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe whilst Chinese stars for the film include Andy Lau ("Infernal Affairs"), Tian Jing ("New Police Story"), Hanyu Zhang ("Taking Tiger Mountain"), Eddie Peng ("Fleet of Time"), Lu Han ("Miss Granny"), Gengxin Lin ("Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon"), Zheng Kai ("Fleet of Time"), Chen Xuedong ("Tiny Times 3"), Xuan Huang ("The Golden Era"), pop star Wang Junkai in his film debut, and newcomers Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong.

Set in the 15th Century, the story follows soldiers who go out in search of gunpowder and come across the construction of The Great Wall of China. They learn that the Chinese are not only building the Wall to keep out invading Mongolian forces, »

- Garth Franklin

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'The Great Wall' Announces Full Cast Led by Matt Damon

11 March 2015 6:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Legendary Pictures revealed the supporting cast for their upcoming epic The Great Wall, which will be the largest film ever shot completely in China. Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe have been confirmed to star, with the production bringing on Chinese stars Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers), Tian Jing (New Police Story, Special ID), Hanyu Zhang (Taking Tiger Mountain, The Assembly), Eddie Peng (Fleet of Time, Rise of the Legend), Lu Han (Miss Granny), Gengxin Lin (Taking Tiger Mountain, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon), Zheng Kai (Fleet of Time, The Running Man), Chen Xuedong (Tiny Times 3), Xuan Huang (The Golden Era, Blind Massage), and pop star Wang Junkai in his feature film debut.

Director Yimou Zhang has also cast newcomers Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong in supporting roles. The plot is set in the 15th Century, following soldiers who go out in search of gunpowder, »

- MovieWeb

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Zhang Yimou's 'The Great Wall' adds Andy Lau

11 March 2015 5:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Infernal Affairs actor among final additions of cast on Us-China co-production, set to go into production at the end of the month.

Andy Lau has joined the cast of Legendary Entertainment’s The Great Wall, directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers).

The Infernal Affairs actor is among the final additions to the Us-China co-production, alongside Eddie Peng, Jian Tian, Zhang Hanyu and Lu Han.

Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Defoe are among the previously announced cast members.

The Great Wall is set to go into production at the end of the month and centres on an elite force making a last stand on the eponymous structure.

Universal has set a Nov 23, 2016 release. Le Vision and China Film Co. Ltd will distribute in China during the 2016 holiday period.

Producers are Thomas Tull, Charles Roven, Jon Jashni and Peter Loehr, with Er Yong, Alex Hedlund and Eric Hedayat co-producing.

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- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Andy Lau scales 'The Great Wall'

11 March 2015 5:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Infernal Affairs actor among final additions of cast on Us-China co-production, set to go into production at the end of the month.

Andy Lau has joined the cast of Legendary Entertainment’s The Great Wall.

The Infernal Affairs actor is among the final additions to the Us-China co-production, alongside Eddie Peng, Jian Tian, Zhang Hanyu and Lu Han. Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Defoe are among the previously announced cast members.

It is set to go into production at the end of the month.

Directed by Zhang Yimou, the film centres on an elite force making a last stand on the eponymous structure.

Universal has set a Nov 23, 2016 release, while Le Vision and China Film Co. Ltd will distribute in China during the 2016 holiday period.

The Great Wall is produced by Thomas Tull, Charles Roven, Jon Jashni and Peter Loehr, with Er Yong, Alex Hedlund and Eric Hedayat co-producing. Jillian Share, [link »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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‘Bea Catcher Chronicles’ Books Adapted As Series By ABC Family & Atlas

20 February 2015 1:58 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ABC Family is developing Sketchy, a drama series based on Olivia Samms’ young-adult novels The Bea Catcher Chronicles. Samms will write the TV adaptation for Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment. A crime procedural with a supernatural twist, Sketchy follows Bea Washington, an edgy, rebellious 18-year-old with a “skill” in which she can draw the truth out of people — literally. Shocked by what she sketches while observing the latest victim of a series of assaults on young… »

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'Space Invaders' Movie Brings on '12 Rounds' Writer

13 February 2015 3:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just seven months after Warner Bros. picked up the long-gestating video game adaptation Space Invaders, the studio has brought on screenwriter Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds) to write the screenplay. No story details have been released, but Daniel Kunka seems like a prime candidate to craft a story based on a video game with no narrative. The writer landed on The Black List last year with his screenplay entitled Yellowstone Falls, a 52-page, dialogue-free script that follows a mother wolf who must defend her cubs against mutated humans, in the aftermath of an apocalyptic event.

Tory Tunnell (Trumbo) and Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow) will produce through their Weed Road Pictures company, with Akiva Goldsman (Winter's Tale) slated to executive produce. The original video game centered on one lone gunman trying to stave off a massive alien invasion, although the archaic game did not include any back story as to why the »

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Joel Kinnaman Eyed for Rick Flagg Role in ‘Suicide Squad’

13 February 2015 11:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joel Kinnaman is in early talks to replace Tom Hardy in Warner Bros. and DC’s “Suicide Squad.”

The film currently stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne, with David Ayer directing.

Based on the DC comicbook, the story centers on the team of supervillains who are given a chance at redemption by the government. The catch: Their mission will probably kill them all.

Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are producing. Production is set to begin in April.

Hardy fell out in January for unknown reasons, and Warners worked quickly to find his replacement in order to meet the start of production. The studio has long viewed this project as the “Ocean’s Eleven” of comicbook movies and has been looking to load up the roster with top-tier talent.

The film is set to bow Aug. 5, 2016.

Kinnaman beat out several actors for the role, which »

- Justin Kroll

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Amy Pascal’s Exit Could Affect Sony’s Spider-Man Franchise, ‘Dragon Tattoo’

5 February 2015 2:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Pascal’s departure as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of its motion picture group leaves Hollywood unsettled over the fate of the studio’s upcoming slate.

The biggest questions at Sony surround the Spider-Man franchise, sequels to the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and the “Cleopatra” project.

It could take several months at the minimum before the post-Pascal priorities come into focus. And of course much depends on who her successor turns out to be. If Pascal’s top lieutenant, SPE Motion Picture Group president Doug Belgrad, gets the gig as many expect, there could be minimal changes to the line-up.

Pascal will remain in place through May, at which point she will segue to a producing deal at Sony. Besides Belgrad, other possible replacements from within are former Fox studio chief Tom Rothman, who runs TriStar Pictures; and Columbia Pictures Production President Michael De Luca, who »

- Dave McNary and Justin Kroll

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Noam Murro To Direct Black List Script ‘Blink’ For Atlas Independent – Berlin

29 January 2015 1:05 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

As the European Film Market approaches, Atlas Independent has set Noam Murro to helm Blink, the 2014 Black List script by Hernany Perla. Murro, who recently directed Warner Bros’ 300: Rise Of An Empire, is gearing up for a summer production start. Highland Film Group is launching international sales next week in Berlin.

Perla’s story centers on a man left fully paralyzed during an infamous, unsolved bank robbery. Years later, he is taken hostage for the secrets in his head. With only the use of his eyes, he must outwit his captors and solve the mystery of the heist. William Green and Aaron Ginsburg are producing with Jake Kurily of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment.

An eight-time DGA Award nominated commercials director, Murro made his feature debut with 2009’s Smart People. He is repped by CAA and Management 360. Perla is exec producing Sony’s action thriller Shadow Run and »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Tom Hardy Leaves Suicide Squad, Scarlett Johansson to Co-Star in Captain America: Civil War

15 January 2015 1:23 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Chances of survival are slim for the team of villains known as the Suicide Squad in the upcoming film of the same name. They have already lost one of their own, though it’s not due to the story’s high stakes. It’s been revealed that Tom Hardy has departed from Suicide Squad, with another big name rumored to replace him. And on the Marvel movie news front, Scarlett Johansson has been confirmed for Captain America: Civil War.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hardy will no longer co-star in Suicide Squad due to scheduling conflicts. Hardy was lined up to play Rick Flag, the Suicide Squad team leader with a military background. It’s believed that Jake Gyllenhaal has been offered the chance to play the vacated role, but no official deals have been made. As shown below, the movie still retains a star-studded lineup:

Jared Leto as The Joker, »

- Derek Anderson

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Tom Hardy Drops Out of ‘Suicide Squad’

15 January 2015 12:05 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Hardy has dropped out of Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad,” ditching the Rick Flag role in the DC Entertainment tentpole directed by David Ayer.

Jake Gyllenhaal, who worked with Ayer on “End of Watch,” is being considered as a replacement, according to The Wrap.

Hardy’s departure was due to a tight schedule. He’s currently shooting Western drama “The Revenant,” directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu with Leonardo DiCaprio also starring, and he’s committed to a publicity tour for Warner’s upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which opens May 15.

Suicide Squad” stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne. The movie will begin shooting in April in Toronto and has an Aug. 5, 2016 release date.

Producers are Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. Based on the DC comicbook, the story centers on the team of supervillains who are given a chance at redemption by the government.

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- Dave McNary

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Jake Gyllenhaal Eyed to Replace Tom Hardy in David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’ (Exclusive)

15 January 2015 11:42 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jake Gyllenhaal may not have received an Oscar nomination for “Nightcrawler” on Thursday but he could still end the day with a win, as David Ayer is courting his “End of Watch” star to replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in “Suicide Squad,” multiple individuals familiar with the comic book project have told TheWrap.

Warner Bros. had no comment, while a representative for Gyllenhaal didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hardy was forced to exit the project because Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “The Revenant” is going over schedule into mid-March, after which Hardy will be needed to »

- Jeff Sneider

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Duncan Jones' "Warcraft"

12 January 2015 5:13 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new teaser posters, plus the 'orc' named 'Orgrim', from writer/director Duncan Jones' upcoming 3D fantasy feature "Warcraft", based on the Blizzard Entertainment "World Of Warcraft" video game series:

Jones co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Leavitt for producers Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Tessa Ross, Charles Roven, Alex Gartner, Stuart Fenegan and Chris Metzen.

Cast includes Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell and Rob Kazinsky as 'Orgrim' leader of the orcs.

"...'Warcraft' follows the origins of the of the initial encounters between humans and 'orcs', with an emphasis on the 'Alliance' and the 'Horde' sides of their conflict...

"...including characters 'Durotan' and 'Lothar', set in a variety of locations first established in the video game series..."

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- Michael Stevens

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Viola Davis Nearing Multi-Picture Deal to Play Amanda Waller in ‘Suicide Squad,’ Other DC Comics Movies

9 January 2015 11:38 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis is nearing a multi-picture deal to play Amanda Waller in Warner Bros.DC Comics Universe, starting with a key supporting role in David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap, which reported on Dec. 2 that the actress was being considered for the coveted role.

Warner Bros. had no comment, while representatives for Davis did not respond to multiple requests for comment over the past week.

Suicide Squad” stars Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney »

- Jeff Sneider

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