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'The Big Short's' Charles Randolph and Rupert Wyatt Team for Sci-Fi Thriller Series (Exclusive)

14 September 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Big Short scribe Charles Randolph and Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt are joining forces.

Gaumont and Ivanhoe Pictures are set to co-produce a sci-fi thriller from the pair, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Titled "Red Rush," the drama is set in the 22nd Century where Mars is the new Wild West, luring those in search of wealth and freedom to its inhospitable surface. A brilliant scientist studying Earth from afar, an outlaw miner hoarding a vast but illegal fortune, a ruthless intelligence operative with cameras and spies everywhere—all will be drawn together into a »

- Kate Stanhope

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Barry Jenkins’ New Film Finds Lead in Newcomer Kiki Layne (Exclusive)

13 September 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kiki Layne will play the lead role of Tish in Barry Jenkins and Annapurna’s adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel “If Beale Street Could Talk,” sources tell Variety.

The filmmakers auditioned more than 300 women for the role and began their search in earnest earlier this summer. Layne, who auditioned in recent weeks, immediately won over Jenkins, who was blown away by her reading.

“We saw hundreds of young women and while many were artists with gifts we admired, Kiki Layne’s ability to showcase a rich interior life ultimately won the day,” Jenkins said of the casting. “I absolutely adore working with her and cannot wait to have her join us in translating Baldwin’s vision of this heroine to the screen.”

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Annapurna Pictures is financing and distributing the love story, with Jenkins writing and directing. Production is expected to start in October.

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- Justin Kroll

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’s Madeline Brewer Signs With CAA

12 September 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Madeline Brewer who stars as Janine on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and will return to Season 2 of the program which has been nominated for 13 Emmys this year, has inked with CAA. Brewer, who works in both TV and film, has several features with lead roles upcoming. Her upcoming credits include Rupert Wyatt's Captive State, Mark Webber’s Flesh and Blood and Mitzi Peirone’s Braid. Brewer, who is one of those actresses who steadily works, also had roles in Orange is… »

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Participant Promotes Jonathan King, Diane Weyermann to Lead Film, TV Initiatives

10 September 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Participant Media has promoted Jonathan King and Diane Weyermann to the newly established roles of presidents, with King overseeing narrative film and television projects, and Weyermann handling documentaries.

The promotions were announced on Sunday by CEO David Linde. Both Weyermann and King report to Linde.

“By shepherding inspiring and highly compelling films over the last decade, Diane and Jonathan have played integral roles in shaping Participant into the dynamic company it is today,” Linde said. “Their promotions are not only well deserved, but also reflect their substantial commitment to our success and Jeff Skoll’s prescient mission of creating socially impactful content that inspires audiences to action.”

Skoll founded Participant in 2004 as a means of inspiring social change. Its most notable titles have included “Syriana,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “The Help,” “Lincoln,” “Spotlight,” and “Citizenfour.”

King and Weyermann said, “We are grateful to all the talented artists who share our belief that films can be both popular and »

- Dave McNary

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Listen To Tracks From Benjamin Wallfisch’s It Movie

25 August 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

WaterTower Music today announced the release details of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for New Line Cinema’s highly anticipated It, the movie based on the iconic Stephen King novel of the same name which has been terrifying and thrilling readers for decades. Double CD and Digital versions of the album will be released worldwide on September 8, the same day the film opens in theaters. Special vinyl picture disc and double vinyl versions arrive just in time for Halloween, on October 27.

Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Benjamin Wallfisch (A Cure for WellnessLights OutAnnabelle: Creation), widely acknowledged as one of Hollywood’s most exciting and innovative composers, has assembled a thrillingly unsettling 38-track Original Soundtrack for It with a palpable spirit of suspense, adventure and anarchy, using powerful themes, a full symphony orchestra and children’s choir.

“Every now and again, you come across a movie where the storytelling is so powerful, »

- Michelle Hannett

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‘Moonlight’ Star Ashton Sanders in Talks to Join Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer 2’

24 August 2017 2:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Moonlight” star Ashton Sanders is in talks to join Denzel Washington in a lead role in Sony’s “The Equalizer 2,” with Antoine Fuqua directing.

Sony has set a Sept. 14, 2018, release date for the sequel, which begins shooting next month in Boston, but is keeping plot details from Richard Wenk’s script under wraps.

Narcos” star Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play the antagonist. Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman are returning from the 2014 film. Washington, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan, Tony Eldridge, and Mace Neufeld are producing the sequel.

The Equalizer,” based on the 1980s crime drama series, starred Washington as a retired CIA black ops operative who lives in Boston and becomes a vigilante against mobsters. The film, directed by Fuqua, performed respectably, grossing $192.3 million at the worldwide box office.

Sanders played the teenage version of the main character, Chiron, in Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” which »

- Dave McNary

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Channing Tatum says the Gambit movie's starting from scratch

23 August 2017 4:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The star of the Gambit feature film - Channing Tatum - says it’s still on, but needs to start over.

With two directors having come and gone, a release date yet to be determined and a script not quite nailed down, it seems as if the long-awaited movie based around X-Men character Gambit has been as shaky as a house of cards in recent times.

Both Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) and Doug Liman (Edge Of Tomorrow) have sat for brief spells in the director’s chair, which is currently vacant. Yet star Channing Tatum - who has stayed attached to the project throughout its development - said in a new interview with Hey U Guys that Gambit is still alive.

“I think we got lucky – we got hit with some setbacks and it was all for a good reason", he explained. »

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Joker Origin Film in the Works With ‘Hangover’ Director Todd Phillips

22 August 2017 3:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Joker may be getting his own origin tale.

Sources tell Variety that “War Dogs” and “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips is in talks to co-write and direct an untitled movie centered on the origins of the most iconic Batman villain, the Joker.

Martin Scorsese is in talks to have some sort of role on the film, but it’s currently unknown what that role would be.

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This yet-to-be announced new banner under DC Comics would give the studio the opportunity to expand the canon with unique story angles that aren’t included in its current cinematic universe.

Scott Silver will join Phillips as a co-writer on the film, which will delve into what it took for the Joker to become to be a mastermind criminal. Sources say the story will take place in the ’80s and have more of the look of a gritty crime drama than comic »

- Justin Kroll

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Top Ten Movie Franchises Based on Books

16 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

For as long as there have been movies, there have been movies based on books. This is a look at the best movie franchises that are either based on a book or several books.

It’s one thing to have a movie that is based on a book. It happens all the time. It’s more rare to have an entire franchise of films based on a book or set of books. Over the last two decades, it seems like we have been seeing more and more franchises emerge that are based on books. This seems to be happening for a few reasons. First, Hollywood is more than ever looking for established properties on which to base films. Book, have been and always will be one of the best established properties for a movie to be based upon. Second, if the books have a big following, chances are that the »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: How Jessica Lange Made Conniving Joan Crawford Sympathetic — Career Watch

14 August 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jessica Lange, who’s at the height of powers at age 68, revealing depths of emotion as fading Golden Age star Joan Crawford in FX’s mighty Emmy contender “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

Bottom Line: Jessica Lange has matured from a gorgeous movie ingenue to a theater and screen character actress with extraordinary range who keeps surprising audiences with what she can make them feel.

Career Peaks: From the start, Lange impressed people even when she was in the clutches of the Dino De Laurentiis incarnation of “Kong Kong.” She followed that up with her performance as a sexy waitress who seduces Jack Nicholson on a kitchen table in Bob Rafelson’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1981) and with a weighty dramatic role as the depressed »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: How Jessica Lange Made Conniving Joan Crawford Sympathetic — Career Watch

14 August 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jessica Lange, who’s at the height of powers at age 68, revealing depths of emotion as fading Golden Age star Joan Crawford in FX’s mighty Emmy contender “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

Bottom Line: Jessica Lange has matured from a gorgeous movie ingenue to a theater and screen character actress with extraordinary range who keeps surprising audiences with what she can make them feel.

Career Peaks: From the start, Lange impressed people even when she was in the clutches of the Dino De Laurentiis incarnation of “Kong Kong.” She followed that up with her performance as a sexy waitress who seduces Jack Nicholson on a kitchen table in Bob Rafelson’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1981) and with a weighty dramatic role as the depressed »

- Anne Thompson

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Exclusive: Andy Serkis Reunites With 'Lotr' Co-Star Elijah Wood, Talks Possible 'Planet of the Apes' Oscar Nom

22 July 2017 5:18 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Warning: Possible War for the Planet of the Apes spoilers below!

It's a Lord of the Rings reunion!

Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood reconnected in Et's suite at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.

Watch: Orlando Bloom and Elijah Wood Have Epic 'Lord of the Rings' Reunion With Co-Stars

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Serkis stopped by for an interview with Et's Ashley Crossan, where he opened up about his latest project, War for the Planet of the Apes, which some reviewers say should earn the actor an Oscar nomination. Serkis, however, said that there's still "prejudice" against motion capture performances.

"I'll tell you what I'm striving for, and something that frustrates me is that there has been in the past -- it's slightly changing now -- but there is prejudice against performance capture as being something that is different to acting and it's not," he shared. "The process of playing a role using performance capture technology is no different than going »

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Channing Tatum Says ‘Gambit’ Being Reconfigured In Wake Of ‘Logan’ & ‘Deadpool’

21 July 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While 20th Century Fox has plenty on their superhero plate including “Deadpool 2,” “New Mutants,” “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” and even a brewing “Dr. Doom” movie, their long in development “Gambit” remains at a standstill. The film has already been through a couple of directors — Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman — and while it still has Channing Tatum attached to star, it has obviously never gotten the greenlight.

Continue reading Channing Tatum Says ‘Gambit’ Being Reconfigured In Wake Of ‘Logan’ & ‘Deadpool’ at The Playlist. »

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Runaway Success Of Logan And Deadpool Has Resulted In Fox Adopting A Different Approach To Gambit

21 July 2017 9:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With reports claiming that 20th Century Fox plans to reserve New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and X-Men: Dark Phoniex until Nycc in the fall, it wasn’t all that surprising that the studio selected Kingsman: The Golden Circle to be its headline act during yesterday’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Alas, those pining for any mutant-related announcements were left high and dry, but coming out of The Golden Circle‘s showcase, Yahoo! caught up with Channing Tatum to discuss Gambit and his long-standing commitment to the troubled X-Men spinoff.

Without a director or even a release window to call its own, many feared that Gambit had effectively been placed on ice, but rest assured, it’s still very much alive, with Tatum even going so far as to say that the Powers That Be are actively developing the Remy LeBeau origin movie. Not only that, but thanks to the back-to-back success of Logan and Deadpool, »

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Sdcc: Channing Tatum confirms he’s still attached to Gambit, but rethinking the approach after Deadpool and Logan

21 July 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Channing Tatum spoke to Comic Book and confirmed that – unlike directors Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman – he’s yet to abandon 20th Century Fox’s planned X-Men spinoff Gambit.

“Yeah, of course,” replied Tatum when asked if the Gambit movie is still moving ahead. “We’re working on it right now.”

Meanwhile, speaking to Yahoo, Tatum said that he and writer Reid Carolin are having “a bit of a rethink” with regards to their approach following the success of Deadpool and Logan:

“We had a first draft it was good, but we were coming to at a time at that creative phase of [the X-Men], where these movies went through a bit of a paradigm shift, where the X-Men movies and the superhero movies with Logan and Deadpool really broke down a lot of doors for us,” said Tatum. »

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‘Planet of the Apes’: With ‘War’ Over, What’s Next for the Blockbuster Franchise?

17 July 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sometimes, reboots can be a good thing. Such is the case with one of modern cinema’s most unexpectedly rich and rewarding (and unique) blockbuster franchises, the effectively rejiggered “Planet of the Apes,” which used the bones of a beloved classic to craft a series that continually stands out on its own merits. Three movies in, and the Fox franchise has become a thinking-fans summer movie delight, bolstered by eye-popping special effects and a reworked mythology that pays homage to the originals while pushing onward.

With last week’s “War for the Planet of the Apes” opening at the number one spot at the box office amidst a slew of stellar reviews, it’s only understandable that fans are eager for more adventures within the world. And while the third film in the trilogy could easily function as the final chapter in the story, there’s plenty more to tell. »

- Kate Erbland

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War For The Planet Of The Apes – Review

13 July 2017 5:57 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

And just a week after the highly entertaining reboot of the web-slinger, here comes another franchise reboot, but rather than a first entry, here’s the third chapter, the rumored final one (only the grosses will tell) of a trilogy launched six years ago. But its roots go back nearly 50 years (we’re getting into Bond territory). Oh, and this is really the second reboot (first one didn’t…take). That original ancestor is that 1968 classic Planet Of The Apes, the movie that gave Charlton Heston an iconic role not from biblical times, rather it established him as a science fiction star (mainly in dour futures as with The Omega Man and Soylent Green). Sure Chuck brought the adults in and made it “respectable”, but for the younger set, the flick was all about the fabulous simian make-ups enveloping some great character actors. Those John Chambers designed prosthetics continued on »

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‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Review

13 July 2017 5:56 PM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Writer/director Matt Reeves took over the re-imagined Planet of the Apes franchise after Rupert Wyatt started the ball rolling. I was pleasantly surprised with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, bringing a grounded, emotional, exciting, and technologically mind blowing appeal to a notably campy, strange series. Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was better in nearly every way, expanding and building on the themes while greatly raising the stakes with a very logical but unexpected villain. Even better was that the bridge between motion captured apes and human characters was very, very minimal. I’m happy to report that War For the Planet of the Apes has approached a new level of realism that is unprecedented, all while maintaining the emotional depth and fantastic scope that made the second film so memorable.

It feels like a number of years have passed since the events of Dawn. »

- Mike Hassler

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review

13 July 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Amiah Miller, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval | Written by Matt Reeves, Mark Bomback | Directed by Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves is telling us something: This is what happens when a blockbuster budget is used well. The third part of the Apes reboot, following Rupert Wyatt’s Rise and Reeves’ Dawn, may be the pinnacle of the series so far.

In a universe of cinematic universes, War for the Planet of the Apes bucks the trend and feels like a different beast to its predecessors: a true next chapter, with a different mood and a new rhythm, and the balls to bring beloved characters to the end of their arc.

Following the catastrophic events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in which civil war broke out between the proud Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the hateful Koba (Tony Kebbell), relations between humans and apes are at an all-time low. »

- Rupert Harvey

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The Beautiful and the Damned Dirty Apes: A History of The Planet of The Apes

12 July 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Cai Ross

The original Planet of The Apes movies occupied a curious netherworld of critical opinion. With each film, the budget was sawn in half, leading to a successive pattern of diminishing returns that led to a cheapening of its esteem. The spin-off TV show was quickly cancelled, further dulling the lustre and few people even remember the animated series that finally put the Apes to bed until a rude awakening in 2001.

However, for all their child-pleasing capers (the family-friendly G rating was a mandatory stipulation from the studios), the Apes movies deftly juggled important themes and arguments about slavery, free-will, nuclear war, vivisection, racism and oppression, and man’s innate capacity for cruelty. In pure storytelling terms, the circuitous plot links the first five movies (and the new post-Rise cycle) into a pleasing, if relentlessly pessimistic, self-perpetuating full-circle.

Enormous box office successes in their early stages, they spawned »

- Cai Ross

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