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U.N.C.L.E.: Will International Moviegoers Save WB's Domestic Box Office Flop?

19 August 2015 3:54 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 2015: Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' movie is a domestic box office bomb: Will it be saved by international filmgoers? Directed by Sherlock Holmes' Guy Ritchie and toplining Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger costar Armie Hammer, the Warner Bros. release The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has been a domestic box office disaster, performing about 25 percent below – already quite modest – expectations. (See also: “'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Movie: Bigger Box Office Flop Than Expected.”) This past weekend, the $80 million-budget The Man from U.N.C.L.E. collected a meager $13.42 million from 3,638 North American theaters, averaging $3,689 per site. After five days out, the big-screen reboot of the popular 1960s television series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum has taken in a mere $16.77 million. For comparison's sake: »

- Zac Gille

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them officially starts filming

18 August 2015 1:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Shooting has officially started on the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in the UK. Warner Brothers announced the news late yesterday that the firt of a planned series of film has started filming at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, just north of London.

David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies will helm ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ directing a cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell.

The film, which is set around 70 years after the Potter movies, will be released on November 18th 2016.

Track down for the full release.

Burbank, CA – August 17, 2015 – Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which »

- Paul Heath

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Begins Filming – Stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston And Colin Farrell

17 August 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time.

Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” feature films.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time »

- Michelle McCue

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"Fantastic Beasts" Begins Production

17 August 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Leavesden Studios has once again become the home of the wizarding world of "Harry Potter" as the franchise's spin-off feature "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" has officially begun production at the UK facility.

David Yates, who helmed the last four 'Potter' films, returns to direct the spin-off which sports a screenplay by J.K. Rowling and is produced by returning regulars David Heyman, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Eddie Redmayne plays the lead role of Newt Scamander, the magi zoologist on a mission to document the magical world;s peculiar creatures. On a trip to New York, he meets several curious characters.

The cast includes Colin Farrell as Graves, Katherine Waterston as Tina, Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister Queenie, Dan Fogler as Jacob, Ezra Miller as Credence, Samantha Morton as Mary Lou, Jenn Murray as Chastity, and young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty.

"Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them »

- Garth Franklin

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'Fantastic Beasts' Starts Filming: New Details on Harry Potter Spinoff

17 August 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

And so it begins! Principal photography has started on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, directed by "Harry Potter" veteran David Yates, and set in the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling. It's exciting news, and by "exciting" we're directly quoting the Harry Potter author herself, who just tweeted about the start of filming:

Exciting. https://t.co/r95qEXKDss

- J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 17, 2015

That "exciting" probably could've used more oomph, but who are we to question the queen? That tweet link led to a press release from Warner Bros. Pictures with more details on the movie. Here's a portion of the release, which includes more casting news:

Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four "Harry Potter" feature films.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything") stars as Newt Scamander, »

- Gina Carbone

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Starts Shooting

17 August 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It hasn't been turned back into Hogwarts, but Leavesden Studios is now officially a wizarding world once again. Shooting on the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is underway, with director David Yates (every Potter since The Order Of The Phoenix) conducting the magic as before. Usual alumni David Heyman, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram are producing, as is Jk Rowling, who also wrote the screenplay.As you probably already know, Eddie Redmayne has nabbed the lead as Newt Scamander, the magizoologist on a mission to document the magical world's peculiar creatures. On a trip to New York, he meets several characters, including Colin Farrell's wizard Graves.Other encounters along the way will include Katherine Waterston as Tina; Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller as Credence; Samantha Morton as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray as Chastity; and young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty. »

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Filming begins on Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'

17 August 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Highly-anticipated new film, written by J.K. Rowling, directed by David Yates and starring Eddie Redmayne, starts production.

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new adventure set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter series.

Filming started today (Aug 17) at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter feature films - part of the highest-grossing film franchise of all time.

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent ‘magizoologist’, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. 

The film also stars Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Tina; Alison Sudol (Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; Samantha Morton (In America) as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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'Harry Potter' Prequel 'Fantastic Beasts' Begins Shooting

17 August 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' highly anticipated feature Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter feature films.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world's preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. The story takes place years before Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione made their way to the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. Newt Scamander's will become a text book that is used by the students in their studies.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them »

- MovieWeb

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Cameras Roll on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

17 August 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you've been eager to see the wizarding world introduced in the Harry Potter films, back on the big screen you're now one step closer to seeing it.  The upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has officially started production.  

Sure, Harry Potter won't be showing up this time around, nor are we likely to see many familiar faces, but that's not the point.  We're going to be diving back into this incredible world, and with a script from J.K. Rowling herself, we could be in for a treat.  David Yates is back at the helm and ready to start off a new series , with cameras starting to roll Today.  Check out the full press release below for more casting information, and who's working behind the scenes. 

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”  The all new »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ is a Stylish Throwback to 60s Spy Cinema

16 August 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Written by Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram

Directed by Guy Ritchie

USA, 2015

It’s the 1960s. The Cuban Missile Crisis is still fresh in memory. Tension between the USA  and Russia are at an all-time high. Seems like the perfect time for their top agents to work  together, right? Suave former thief and CIA operative Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) infiltrates East Berlin to get spunky car mechanic Gaby (Alicia Vikander) out of there to  assist him in locating her missing scientist father. On their tail is Ilya Kuryakin (Armie  Hammer), Kgb’s top agent and human tank. However, circumstances force the two  enemies to work together as partners in order to thwart a nuclear threat. Based on the  1960’s TV Show of the same name, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is director Guy Ritchie’s stab  at the spy genre. For better or for worse (mostly better »

- Dylan Griffin

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WB Drops Another Bomb: 'U.N.C.L.E.' Flops Disastrously in North America

15 August 2015 7:31 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' box office: Bigger domestic flop than expected? Before I address the box office debacle of Warner Bros.' The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I'd like remark upon the fact that 2015 has been a notable year at the North American box office. That's when the dinosaurs of Jurassic World smashed Hulk and his fellow Halloween-costumed Marvel superheroes of Avengers: Age of Ultron. And smashed them good: $636.73 million vs. $457.52 million. (See also: 'Jurassic World' beating 'The Avengers' worldwide and domestically?) At least in part for sentimental (or just downright morbid) reasons – Paul Walker's death in a car accident in late 2013 – Furious 7 has become by far the highest-grossing The Fast and the Furious movie in the U.S. and Canada: $351.03 million. (Shades of Heath Ledger's unexpected death »

- Zac Gille

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Cry U.N.C.L.E.: TV Series Reboot Starring Superman and Lone Ranger One of Year's Biggest Domestic Bombs

14 August 2015 5:58 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' with Henry Cavill. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' box office: Hollywood's third domestic bomb in a row Right on the heels of Chris Columbus-Adam Sandler's Pixels and Josh Trank's Fantastic Four comes The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a big screen adaptation of the 1960s television series, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Man of Steel hero Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger costar Armie Hammer. (See updated follow-up post: “'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Movie Box Office: Bigger Bomb Than Expected.”) Budgeted at a reported $88 million, to date Pixels has collected a mere $61.11 million in North America. Overseas things are a little better: an estimated $73.6 million as of Aug. 9, for a worldwide total of approx. $134.71 million. Sounds profitable? Well, not yet. First of all, let's not forget that distributor »

- Zac Gille

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. movie review: Cold War, lukewarm

14 August 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Guy Ritchie’s spy-themed GQ fashion shoot. Pure popcorn nonsense, sleek and chic and vaguely funny, but instantly forgettable. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I’ve literally just come from a multiplex showing of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and already I’ve forgotten it. I seem to recall not disliking it while it was unspooling, so I guess that’s good? Now, though, I’m struggling to come up with a reason for the existence of this movie at all. Was there a demand for a big-screen version of the 60s TV show that I was unaware of? Or has Hollywood simply run out of old properties to do over? Is there a trend thinktank working somewhere in New York or London that is desperately trying to get us all into Cold War chic »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." versus "Straight Outta Compton" at the Box-Office

14 August 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

It.s .The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. versus .Straight Outta Compton. at the box-office this weekend. .U.N.C.L.E. is based on the popular 1960s TV series. This one stars Henry Cavill as an American spy and Armie Hammer as his Russian counterpart. It.s directed by Guy Ritchie. .Straight Outta Compton. is the big-screen docu-drama of the rise and fall of N.W.A. Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!

Official .The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. Synopsis

Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel") stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer ("The Social Network") as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo and Kgb agent Kuryakin. »

- Manny

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Review

13 August 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Brits are playing the Americans, the American is playing the Russian, the Swede is playing the German, and everybody is playing everybody in Guy Ritchie’s accent fluid, punctuation hogging The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Just weeks after Tom Cruise flew into theatres for a fifth Impossible Mission, another name-brand defector from Mother Boobtube is out to prove it’s the top asset in this den of cinematic spies called 2015. While it’s not the cleverest, funniest, smartest, or most consistent espionage flick so far this year, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is certainly the Guy Ritchiest of the bunch, for better and worse.

Co-scripted by Ritchie, along with Sherlock Holmes collaborator Lionel Wigram, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a 5th-grader’s envisioning of a ‘60s spy movie. That’s a compliment. Ritchie, born the same year that the original U.N.C.L.E. series ended its TV run, is a stylist first, »

- Sam Woolf

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'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' (2015) Movie Review

12 August 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

From top to bottom, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a good movie and good in some surprising ways. A pair of performances from Henry Cavill and Elizabeth Debicki are outstanding in a movie that's not only fun, but so tongue-in-cheek it's almost sincere. There are some nits to pick and overall it's rather slight, which prevents it from being downright wonderful, but none of this takes away from its overall entertainment value. Henry Cavill's performance as post-World War II smuggler-turned-cia-spy Napoleon Solo trumps any recent iteration of James Bond when it comes to playing the suave, debonaire and downright cool secret agent. This isn't to say that's necessarily what they were going for, but I'll be damned if director Guy Ritchie's intent wasn't to throw a little jab 007's way, dressing Cavill in Savile Row suits, almost visibly winking at Sean Connery along the way. Come to think of it, »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’: Guy Ritchie’s Journey to Bring Spy Series in From the Cold

12 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Directors including Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino and Matthew Vaughn once circled the project, as did stars like George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum. However, the hoped-for bigscreen adaptation didn’t get real traction at Warner Bros. until Guy Ritchie, the director who reimagined the studio’s 2009 blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” and its sequel two years later, pitched his take.

“There were several screenplays along the way, but it never got to the starting line before Guy,” says Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros. Pictures. “It needed a direction, it needed someone who had a point of view and a real voice. It’s very particularly Guy Ritchie’s ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ ”

That said, “U.N.C.L.E.,” which cost $75 million to produce, and tens of millions more to market and release, poses a sizable risk for the Burbank studio. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Guy Ritchie on The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Strong Women, and Gorgeous Clothes

11 August 2015 2:46 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Even beyond its awfully good-looking leads, Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is an aesthetic pleasure. Based on the 1960s TV show (and adapted by Ritchie and co-writer Lionel Wigram), U.N.C.L.E. pairs charming CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and tightly wound Kgb operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) on a mission that zig-zags through the most beautiful places on the planet as the two tussle over an enigmatic German (Alicia Vikander) and try to foil the evil, glamorous Victoria (Elizabeth Debicki). After months of serviceably shot summer movies, U.N.C.L.E.'s beautiful clothes and zippy action scenes are a relief, and Ritchie called up Vulture this week to talk about how he arrived at those visual pleasures.The costumes in this film are gorgeous. Has your own relationship to fashion changed with age?As I've got older, I've become more interested in women's clothing. »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”: 2015 is the year of the retro spy movie

11 August 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Quietly, this year is turning into the year of the retro feeling spy movie. Yes, 2015 has had no shortage of the genre getting some really nice outings, even ones that are more modern than retro. Without even batting an eye I can rattle off titles this year like Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and Spy, with the James Bond outing Spectre still to come. Also, of course, is one other thing. Yes, we have this weekend’s release of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. as well, the latest film from Guy Ritchie and apparently, like some of 2015’s other genre outings, one of the better spy movie outings of the last few years. The movie is an adaptation of the Sam Rolfe created television program, which also was a spy show, obviously. Here, it’s a 1960’s set spy thriller, centered around CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill »

- Joey Magidson

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'Man From Uncle' Director Guy Ritchie Reveals the Cool Action Scene You'll Never See

11 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"The Man From Uncle" is full of explosions, car chases and fist fights. But even a summer blockbuster as big as this one doesn't have room for all its action scenes.

Moviefone recently sat down with director Guy Ritchie and his cowriter/producer Lionel Wigram to chat one major set piece that didn't make the final cut as it was originally shot, but they did find a very inventive way to work the footage in. The end result of the scene? Kinda awesome.

"Uncle" hits theaters this Friday.

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- Phil Pirrello

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