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Djimon Hounsou Is King Arthur's Merlin?

19 November 2014 8:35 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Djimon Hounsou is in talks for the role of King Arthur's mentor in Guy Ritchie's upcoming "Knights of the Round Table" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow.

Charlie Hunnam plays Arthur, Astrid Berges-Frisbey is Guinevere and Jude Law is in talks to play the villain in the project which aims to be the first of a potential King Arthur franchise.

Hounsou's role is described as a "Merlin-esque figure"who trains and mentors Arthur in the film. Hounsou takes over from Ritchie's "RocknRolla" collaborator Idris Elba who was also reportedly up for the role but couldn't do it due to scheduling issues.

Joby Harold wrote the script and is producing with Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell. The film is slated to open July 22nd 2016.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Knights Of The Round Table Finds a New Merlin In Djimon Hounsou; Guardians Of The Galaxy Star To Replace Idris Elba

19 November 2014 2:53 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A few months ago it appeared as though Idris Elba was going to play a "Merlin-esque figure" in director Guy Ritchie's upcoming epic Knights of the Round Table (formerly known as King Arthur).  That's obviously no longer the case since Djimon Hounsou is now said to be close to taking the role.  He would join Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and probably Jude Law in the long gestating project. Maybe if they get this right they can make it the six film spectacle that Ritchie, Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow seem keen on giving us, even though one has to question the  public's appetite for these medieval epics.  Perhaps the upcoming Seventh Son (in which Hounsou also appears), will give us an indicator of that appetite (though if that flops it may just be because, by all appearances so far, it looks like »

- Evan Dickson

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Djimon Hounsou Eyes Merlin-Like Role in ‘Knights of the Round Table’ (Exclusive)

19 November 2014 10:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Djimon Hounsou is in talks for the role of King Arthur’s mentor in Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s “Knights of the Round Table.”

Guy Ritchie is directing with Charlie Hunnam playing Arthur and Astrid Berges-Frisbey playing Guinevere. Jude Law is also in talks for the role of the villain.

Idris Elba was also up for the role, but when dates could not be figured out, the studio turned to Hounsou for the role described as a Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.

Joby Harold wrote the the script and is producing with Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell. Plot details are being kept under wraps, and the pic will open on July 22, 2016. Niija Kuykendall and Cate Adams are overseeing for the studio.

The studio hopes the film can kickstart another franchise for Warner Bros., with the story to be told over six installments.

Hounsou has »

- Justin Kroll

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International Trailer Lands For Jeff Bridges Fantasy Seventh Son

17 November 2014 1:06 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Like a phoenix rising very slowly and wearily from the ashes, fantasy adventure Seventh Son will soon land in theatres. After a very lengthy stint on the shelf following the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures divorce, its new owners, Universal, have cobbled together an international trailer. The question is, though, will it outshine the somewhat hit and miss efforts of the last preview?

Early talk surrounding the epic, which is directed by Sergei Bodrov, has revolved around its addiction to genre conventions. Warriors, CGI monsters, dodgy accents, and dingy clothing are a few of the typical fantasy tropes that the pic is harnessing to ensnare audiences. If we’re to throw this international trailer into that mix, it seems Universal are attempting to capitalise on the success of Game Of Thrones. But without the cunning, genius or creativity.

To be honest, it’s a damn shame these teasers don’t seem »

- Gem Seddon

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Christine Lahti Ascends ‘The Steps’; ‘Destined’ Calls Cast; Jude Law Eyes ‘Knights’; ‘Money Monster’ Adds Jack O’Connell & Julia Roberts

14 November 2014 7:21 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Oscar winner Christine Lahti is joining James Brolin and Jason Ritter in The Steps, an indie drama from director-producer Andrew Currie (Fido). The pic follows down-on-his-luck Jeff (Ritter), who accepts his father’s invitation to spend the weekend at his lake house to meet his new wife (Lahti) and family. Robyn Harding scripted. Mary Waterhouse is also producing with Currie. Lahti recently shot indie Safelight with Juno Temple and Evan Peters and Mania Days with Katie Holmes. She recurs on Netflix’s Grace And Frankie opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Cory Hardrict, Jesse Metcalfe, Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire), Zulay Henao (Fighting), Rob Riley, Jason Dohring, Mo McRae, Hill Harper (CSI NY), and Lala Anthony (Think Like A Man Too) have joined the cast of Destined for director Qasim “Q” Basir and producer Tommy Oliver’s Confluential Films. Oliver (The Perfect Guy) is producing with Whitewater FilmsRick Rosenthal »

- Jen Yamato

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Jude Law in Talks for Guy Ritchie's King Arthur Movie

14 November 2014 11:31 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jude Law is in talks to join Guy Ritchie's King Arthur movie as the villain. The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow project will be a reunion for Law and Ritchie, who worked together on Sherlock Holmes and sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is starring in the film as King Arthur while Astrid Berges-Frisbey will play Guinevere. Ritchie is directing from a script by Joby Harold, and the film is the first of a planned series. It has a release date of July 22, 2016. Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell, Harold

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- Rebecca Ford

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'Knights of the Round Table' Casts Jude Law as the Villain

14 November 2014 11:26 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Guy Ritchie and his King Arthur reboot Knights of the Round Table have found their main villain in Jude Law, who joins a cast that also includes Charlie Hunnam as Arthur and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere.

Joby Harold (Awake; Army of the Dead) wrote the script, and will produce alongside Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell. No official plot details have been released at this time.

Knights of the Round Table is being used to set up a massive medieval franchise that will carry the legend of King Arthur thorough six movies. It is not known if Jude Law is appearing as the villain only in this first installment, or if his character will carry over into the other sequels.

Guy Ritchie is currently testing actors to serve as Arthur's mentor, the last major role yet to be cast before the film goes into production. Idris Elba »

- MovieWeb

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Jude Law Circling Villainous Role in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur Film (Exclusive)

14 November 2014 10:53 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jude Law is in negotiations to play the villain for Guy Ritchie in Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s King Arthur tale “Knights of the Round Table.”

The film stars Charlie Hunnam as Arthur, with Astrid Berges-Frisbey playing Guinevere.

Joby Harold wrote the the script and is producing with Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell. Plot details are being kept under wraps, and the pic will open on July 22, 2016. Niija Kuykendall and Cate Adams are overseeing for the studio.

The studio hopes the film can kickstart another franchise for Warner Bros., with the story to be told over six installments. It’s unknown whether Law would be appearing in one movie or play a villain throughout the course of the franchise.

Ritchie is currently seeing actors for the part of Arthur’s mentor, the last major role to be cast before the film goes into production. Idris Elba was originally in contention, »

- Justin Kroll

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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, »

- MovieWeb

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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. »

- Paul Heath

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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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