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15 items from 2015


2015: the year Netflix got serious

29 January 2015 3:03 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Between Marvel, sitcoms, and returning favourites, Netflix is producing more and more original content, here's what we can expect in 2015...

Not happy with being the undisputable king of subscription streaming TV and films, Netflix has spent the last few years finding its footing in creating original content. It's enjoyed some big hits with the likes of House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, but has also produced some less well-received properties such as Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development’s resurrection.

Marco Polo, the service's big budget drama following Mongolian leader Kublai Khan, was a sizeable risk for the network and one that didn't exactly lit the critical world alight (though a second season may well help with the teething problems).

Looking ahead, it seems that we’ll be seeing a new face of Netflix before the year is out. Netflix has more upcoming projects than ever before and »

- louisamellor

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Caroline Kaplan joins Cinereach

21 January 2015 1:15 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cinereach has hired independent film specialist and producer Caroline Kaplan as head of creative initiatives.

The former IFC Productions and InDigEnt executive will guide strategies for film-maker support and strategic partnerships at the not-for-profit film company

“Each film we support faces unique creative and financial challenges,” said Cinereach founder and executive director Philipp Engelhorn.

“Our approach is to tailor our support to those challenges and Caroline’s experience and perspective will greatly expand what we can offer in terms of resources for filmmakers. She will also be a major influence on how Cinereach responds to the evolving independent film landscape.”

Cinereach is an organisation that holds such a unique and thrilling place in our industry,” said Kaplan. “Its work reflects the ideas, artistry and perspective on cinema that I am most passionate about. I am excited to be part of their continued evolution.”

Kaplan’s producer credits include Letters To Juliet and the upcoming Time Out Of Mind, while »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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David Manpearl Named Evp of Production at Matt Tolmach Productions

21 January 2015 12:26 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tolmach is currently developing Drew Goddard’s “Sinister Six” for Sony Pictures

David Manpearl has been named Executive Vice President of Production at Matt Tolmach Productions, the company announced Wednesday.

In his new role, Manpearl will identify projects to bring into the company and will oversee development and production, both in film and television.

Also Read: Oscars 2015: The Nominees (Photos)

Tolmach has a first look deal set up at Sony Pictures Entertainment and is currently developing the studio’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” spinoff “Sinister Six,” with Drew Goddard attached to direct. Among the projects Manpearl will oversee are the “Jumanji” reboot, »

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Marvelous DA7E 79: "S" is for Spider-Man, 'Suicide Squad' and Secret Wars

21 January 2015 10:48 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome To Issue 78!

If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation. 

This Week: Brought To You By The Letter "S" for Spider-Man, Suicide Squad, Stuffed sequels and Secret Wars! (and a little Savage Hulk)

It seems a lot of you are excited about the possibility of Spider-Man rejoining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and rightly so. I’ve been tweeted at, e-mailed and asked directly a whole bunch of detailed questions about how/when/if Spider-Man is making the move, and I can’t get more detailed at the moment.

Here’s why: the stuff I’m hearing is not coming from the rumored “Spider-Man” summit, so I don’t know if it occurred or what the subject matter will be. Marvel has plans as to how it is going to use Spider-Man moving forward and »

- Da7e

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Sony Pictures Teases Sinister Six Film

16 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It's been a mess over at Sony Pictures for the last few months, and know one knows exactly what the hell they plan on doing with their Spider-Man franchise. The future of the superhero is up in the air, but it looks like they still plan on moving forward with that Sinister Six spin-off film, which is being developed by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). The studio recently posted this image teasing Sinister Six on their official International Facebook page:

The English translation of the text in the image (thanks to ComicBook.com) is, "We have plans for you … #Spider-Man." I'm not sure why they would post this if they weren't still planning on making the movie. Last year, Sony gave Sinister Six a release date of November 11th, 2016. I wonder if they still plan on trying to get the movie done by then.

I'm a fan of Goddard's work, »

- Joey Paur

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'Marco Polo' Renewed for Season 2 on Netflix

7 January 2015 10:29 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced a new ten episode chapter in the adventures of Marco Polo and upcoming premiere dates for some of its highly anticipated new original series. Marco Polo, the sweeping adventure that follows the famed explorer's exploits in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China, will return to delight the global Netflix audience. Creator John Fusco's tale of Marco's journey will continue for 10 all-new episodes as Marco navigates Kublai Khan's world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry. Fusco serves as executive producer along with Dan Minahan. Academy-Award nominated directors Joachim R&#248nning and Espen Sandberg also serve as executive producers. Season 1 was shot in Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Italy. Produced by The Weinstein Company, the series stars Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco and features Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Zhu Zhu, Chin Han, Olivia Cheng, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, Uli Latukefu, Mahesh Jadu, »

- MovieWeb

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Netflix Sets ‘Daredevil’ Premiere Date, Renews ‘Marco Polo’ for Season 2

7 January 2015 10:28 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has set premiere dates for seven of its upcoming original series — including “Marvel’s Daredevil” — and renewed “Marco Polo” for a second season of 10 episodes.

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos announced the news at the streaming network’s Television Critics Assn. panel on Wednesday in Pasadena.

Marco Polo” stars Lorenzo Richelmy as the titular explorer.

Daredevil” will premiere Friday, April 10. The series stars Charlie Cox as the blind hero, with Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson rounding out the cast. The superhero show is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios; executive producers are Steven S. DeKnight, Jeph Loeb and Drew Goddard.

Tina Fey’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” starring Ellie Kemper, will debut with 13 episodes on March 6.

Here are the rest of Netflix’s premiere dates:

Jan. 16: DreamWorks Animation’s “The Adventures of Puss in Boots” premieres in North America, Latin America, U.K. »

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‘Marco Polo’ Renewed for Second Season by Netflix; ‘Daredevil’ Gets Debut Date

7 January 2015 9:43 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix has renewed “Marco Polo” for a second season, and set premiere dates for “Daredevil” and other coming series.

The epic historical-based exploration adventure will get 10 new episodes taking place in Kublai Khan’s 13th century China.

Daredevil” will begin on Friday, April 10.

Here’s the full press release, more to come:

Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, today announced a new ten episode chapter in the adventures of Marco Polo and upcoming premiere dates for some of its highly anticipated new original series.

Marco Polo, the sweeping adventure that follows the famed explorer’s exploits in Kublai Khan »

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Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix Show Premiere Date Set for April 10th; Motion Poster Revealed

7 January 2015 9:39 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

At long last, Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show premiere date has finally been set.  Kicking off the TCA’s (look for our extensive coverage over the next few weeks), the streaming service announced today that all 13 episodes of Marvel’s Daredevil, as it's officially called, will be released simultaneously on Friday, April 10th, unveiling Marvel’s first foray into Netflix territory.  The series stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a blind attorney living in modern day Hell’s Kitchen who practices law by day and fights injustice in the streets by night as the superhero “Daredevil”.  Vincent D’Onofrio plays the primary villain Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, and the Season One cast is filled out by Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, and Elden Henson. Drew Goddard penned the first two episodes before departing as showrunner, while Spartacus alum Steven S. DeKnight subsequently took over head honcho duties.  Daredevil is the »

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'Marvel's Daredevil' Premieres This April on Netflix

7 January 2015 9:32 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Season 1 of Marvel's Daredevil will premiere with thirteen (13) one-hour episodes on April 10, 2015 at 12:01 Am Pt in all territories where Netflix is available. Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero "Daredevil" in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

Marvel's Daredevil is a grounded, authentic, suspenseful and edgy action drama featuring a great cast that includes: Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Ben Ulrich, Scott Glenn as Stick, Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna, Bob Gunton and Leland Owlsey, Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley. Marvel's Daredevil is one of the best known properties of the street level heroes and will be the the first of »

- MovieWeb

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'Daredevil' Premiere Date Announced By Netflix

7 January 2015 9:26 AM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"Daredevil" has a premiere date.

The Marvel/Netflix series will premiere on April 10, it was announced at the Television Critics Association Winter Tour on Wednesday in Pasadena.

The series, from Executive Producers Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus), Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") and Drew Goddard ("Cabin In The Woods"), stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock.

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As a lawyer, Matt fights injustice during the day and crime at night as Daredevil.

Netflix also confirmed on Wednesday the premiere date for the Ellie Kemper comedy, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," from Tina ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Netflix News: 'Daredevil' Will Premiere in April, 'Marco Polo' Renewed, and More

7 January 2015 4:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Netflix has released premiere dates for its exclusive shows, including "Marvel's Daredevil" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Netflix has also renewed "Marco Polo" for another ten episodes, although it's not clear when those will be released.

"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which stars Ellie Kemper as a former cult member making her way in NYC, premieres on Friday, March 6. It was co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and co-stars Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, and Carol Kane. The first season will run for 13 episodes.

Family drama "Bloodline" will premiere on Friday, March 20, and run for 13 episodes as well. It's got a sweet cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek, and Sam Shepard, so we'll definitely be keeping an eye out for that one.

"Marvel's Daredevil" is, dare we say, the one we're anticipating the most, and that premieres on Friday, April 10. Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock, who fights »

- Jenni Miller

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New Still From Marvel's Daredevil Series Released

6 January 2015 10:37 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Marvel's Daredevil follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Marvel's Daredevil Netflix series stars Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Franklin "Foggie" Nelson), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Marianna), with Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple) and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin). Marvel's first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Goddard (writer of first two episodes), and Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb, and will premiere early May! What do you think? »

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Might The Amazing Spider-Man 3 be back on?

4 January 2015 11:24 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A new casting call suggests that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is back on - possibly before Sinister Six happens...

It's proving just a little bit tricky keeping up with Sony's plans for the Spider-Man movie universe. Appreciating that the waters have been muddied by the release of lots of stolen emails that have revealed all sorts of internal discussion over the future of the Spider-Man series (and we're not going there), the plan post-The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was to kickstart a Spider-Man movie universe.

Had The Amazing Spider-Man 2 been better received, then The Amazing Spider-Man 3 would be in production by now. However, whilst Sony considers just where to take the faltering movie franchise next, it seemed that Drew Goddard's Sinister Six film had made it to the front of the queue, with strong rumours suggesting that it'd introduce a new Spider-Man (replacing Andrew Garfield), and reboot the series again. »

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Daredevil TV Series Is Grittier And Edgier Than Anything Marvel Has Done Before

1 January 2015 7:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In terms of TV series set to debut during 2015, few are as highly anticipated as Daredevil – the first of Marvel’s four planned Netflix shows. With an astonishing cast on board – including Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, Scott Glenn, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Ayelet Zurer – the show has already wrapped its 13 episode first season, which will be released in its entirety in May 2015.

Based on the Marvel comic book of the same name, Daredevil focuses on a young, blind lawyer named Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), who uses his heightened senses to fight crime as a superhero at night. Though the source material presents Daredevil as a ‘man without fear,’ the creative team behind the show (which was developed by Drew Goddard) have sought to express an alternative interpretation of that character, as Charlie Cox explained:

“Someone who does not have fear – literally does not experience fear – is not that interesting. »

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