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Marwan Kenzari to Play Jafar in Disney's Live-Action Aladdin

4 August 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Perhaps you'd like to see how snakelike Marwan Kenzari can be? The 34-year-old actor is in negotiations to play the villain Jafar in the live-action remake of Aladdin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Disney has not commented on the alleged casting, but several sources also told Variety that Kenzari is involved in the upcoming movie. Jafar, vizier to the sultan of Agrabah, was voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the animated film. Kenzari joins Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine) and Will Smith (the Genie). Nasim Pedrad has also joined the cast as a handmaid and friend to Princess Jasmine. Guy Ritchie is directing the project from a script by John August. Dan Lin is producing the »

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Reboot Casts ‘Mummy’ Actor as Jafar

4 August 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marwan Kenzari is in negotiations to play Jafar in Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” reboot from director Guy Ritchie, sources confirmed to Variety.

He joins Naomi Scott, who will play Jasmine, Mena Massoud, who will portray the title character, and Will Smith, who will voice Genie (a role made famous by Robin Williams in the animated classic). Nasim Pedrad has also joined the cast as a handmaid and friend to Jasmine.

John August, whose credits include “Big Fish,” wrote the new “Aladdin” script. Dan Lin, who produced Ritchie’s two “Sherlock Holmes” movies for Warner Bros., is also producing “Aladdin” through his Lin Pictures company. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing.

The original animated movie was a comic take on the Arabic folk tale about a young man granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp.

Aladdin” was the highest-grossing film of the year in 1992, and won Oscars for best score and best song for “A Whole »

- Justin Kroll

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Marwan Kenzari in Talks to Join Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Remake as Villain Jafar

4 August 2017 11:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Marwan Kenzari is in talks to join Disney’s “Aladdin” remake as the villain Jafar, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Johnathan Freeman voiced Jafar in 1992 original animated film. Guy Ritchie is set to direct from a script by John August (“Big Fish”). Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) is producing. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing. Disney announced at the recent D23 Expo in Anaheim that Will Smith has officially been cast to play Genie. Read More See Marwan Kenzari's latest Power Move. PowerRank: 7477 The studio also announced that »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Lego ‘Brick Race’ Movie Draws Director Jorge Gutierrez

2 August 2017 6:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has tapped “The Book of Life” director Jorge Gutierrez to develop the “Billion Brick Race” project in a studio off-shoot from its Lego franchise.

“Billion Brick Race,” which has not yet been greenlit by the studio, was previously in development with Jason Segel and Drew Pearce. Producers are Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee. Chris McKay and Jill Wilfert of Lego are executive producing.

The Lego Movie” grossed nearly $470 million worldwide in 2014 amid strong support from critics and fans for its goofy story line and unique look. That success spurred Warner Bros. to develop “The Lego Batman Movie,” which opened in February and grossed $310 million worldwide; and “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” which opens Sept. 22.

Warner Bros. announced earlier this year that it had hired “Trolls” director Mike Mitchell for  “The Lego Movie” sequel for Warner Bros. Animation. He replaced Rob Schrab on the project, which is set for a Feb. 8, 2019, release »

- Dave McNary

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New It Footage Shows More Pennywise

2 August 2017 8:50 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

We need more Pennywise. It is a novel that has one of the most memorable villains in the shapeshifting Pennywise, and as fans of the book, we really want to see as much of Pennywise as we possibly can. Sure, that very idea goes against everything most great horror films do, but what can we say? We live in an era of instant gratification, and any bit of extra footage that we can get will go a long way in convincing me that this version of the character.

So far in the trailers, we got a couple lines here and there, and a couple of extended looks, but we have still to see much of the clown in motion. In this new clip from a Latin American TV spot, we get to see a little bit more of the famed supernatural baddie. It may seem like small stuff, but seeing »

- Joseph Medina

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New ‘It’ Trailer Scares, Plus We Have The Brand New Poster

27 July 2017 11:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Warner Bros. Pictures have released a new trailer and poster for It, as premiered at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

It will be in cinemas on 8th September.

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller It, directed by Andrés Muschietti (Mama), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

It stars Bill Skarsgård (Allegiant, TV’s Hemlock Grove) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (TV »

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It Movie Trailer Filled With Scares And Pennywise

27 July 2017 8:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “It,” directed by Andy Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Check out the scary, and I mean Scary, trailer now. I’ll have nightmares for weeks now.

“It” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops »

- Michelle Hannett

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New Full It Trailer Gives Us Our Best Look At Pennywise Yet

27 July 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller It, directed by Andrés Muschietti (Mama), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. Last week, the folks over at San Diego Comic-Con had an opportunity to check out a brand new trailer for the film, and it didn’t take long for audiences to sing its praises. Now, New Line has released the trailer to the general public, and man is it dope.

The new full trailer for It gives us our most extensive look at Pennywise the Clown yet, as well as an actual idea of what he’ll sound like. While there are some Stephen King fans who chastise the film for making Pennywise so overtly terrifying, we can’t really blame them for taking this route. The concept his superb, and as it stands he really makes for »

- Joseph Medina

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Pennywise Haunts the Losers’ Club in New Trailer for the It Movie

27 July 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For those who survive, life will never be the same in the town of Derry after Pennywise the dancing clown is through with it, and it's up to a group of outcasts known as the Losers' Club to try and stop the sinister force in a new trailer for the It movie.

Press Release: New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “It,” directed by Andy Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

“It” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’s Hilarious Cast Delights at Sdcc Panel

21 July 2017 12:04 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Lego Ninjago Movie panel at Comic-Con was full of actors cracking jokes, kids in costume garnering adoration from cast and crowd alike, and an exciting peek into how the Ninjago mythos will be incorporated into the Lego cinematic universe. Producer Dan Lin was on hand to talk about the film, accompanied by members of a star-studded cast including Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Olivia Munn, Abbi JacobsonKumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, and Zach Woods. Some highlights from the panel: Yes, that did say mythos above – The Lego Ninjago Movie is an adaptation of a TV show that'… »

- Lily Lapidese

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Comic-Con 2017: Pennywise Lurks in the Fog in New It Poster

20 July 2017 9:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

You can only see his silhouette, but the red balloon Pennywise holds promises unimaginable terrors in a new Comic-Con poster for It.

Based on Stephen King's epic 1986 novel of the same name, It is enjoying a big presence at this year's Comic-Con, and our own Heather Wixson was on hand to watch new footage from the film last night at the ScareDiego event, and con-goers can also enjoy an immersive It-based virtual reality experience in the Interactive Zone.

Check out the new poster below, and check here for our latest Comic-Con coverage live from San Diego.

"New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “It,” directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest »

- Derek Anderson

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Guy Ritchie’s ‘Aladdin’ Casts Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine [D23 Expo 2017]

15 July 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The other day, it was reported Disney and filmmaker Guy Ritchie were having trouble finding their stars for Aladdin following a worldwide search. The news was a bit of a surprise considering they met with over 2,000 actors, looking for unknowns of Middle Eastern or Indian descent to play Aladdin and Jasmine in the musical. Producer Dan Lin previously […]

The post Guy Ritchie’s ‘Aladdin’ Casts Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine [D23 Expo 2017] appeared first on /Film. »

- Hoai-Tran Bui

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‘Aladdin’: Disney Casts Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

15 July 2017 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney has officially found its Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie for the live-action “Aladdin” remake. The three cast members were announced at the D23 Expo on Saturday.

The House of Mouse may have been having problems finding its titular Aladdin for the remake of the 1992 animated classic prior to D23 this weekend, but the same cannot be said for Jasmine and Genie. Naomi Scott has officially been cast as Princess Jasmine, while Will Smith will be taking on the Genie. Relative newcomer Mena Massoud has also joined the cast as Aladdin.

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Guy Ritchie was previously announced as director.

John August, whose credits include “Big Fish,” wrote the new “Aladdin” script. Dan Lin, who produced Ritchie’s two “Sherlock Holmes” movies for Warner Bros., is also producing “Aladdin” through his Lin Pictures company. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing.

The »

- JD Knapp

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Ready Player One, It, Justice League and More Are Coming to Comic-Con

7 July 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Pictures brings some of its biggest films and brightest stars to this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego. On Saturday, July 22, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Warner Bros. will light up Hall H with a presentation showcasing some of its eagerly awaited upcoming releases, with exclusive footage and revealing conversations, helmed by master of ceremonies Chris Hardwick. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, who had this to say in a statement.

"Every year we look forward to Comic-Con and every year we-along with our wonderful actors and filmmakers-eagerly share our enthusiasm for the upcoming Warner Bros. slate. Coming off the success we're enjoying with Wonder Woman, we are more excited than ever to interact with the fans, thank them for their ongoing support, and give them a taste of the incredible films we have for them in the coming months and into »

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Stephen King's It Remake Is Rated R for Bloody Horror Violence

21 June 2017 9:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since New Line Cinema started to put together their It remake, the people behind this project have stressed that it will be rated R, and now that has been confirmed. Producer Roy Lee confirmed in February 2016 that they were aiming for an R-rating, while another producer, Dan Lin, reiterated in February of this year that it will be R-rated, while also confirming that the second movie is still happening. It was finally confirmed today by the Motion Picture Association of America that It will be rated R, which will certainly make plenty of fans happy.

Box Office Mojo reports that the MPAA has handed out the It R-rating today, for "Violence/horror, bloody images, and for language." Now that the R-rating has been confirmed, perhaps fans will be treated with a red band trailer, offering a glimpse at some of the bloody violence and language that will be contained within this long-awaited theatrical remake. Regardless if a red band trailer happens or not, the second trailer has a lot to live up to, since the first trailer was so popular.

After the first It trailer debuted in March, the footage shattered the record for most views in a 24-hour period, with an astonishing 197 million views. This easily broke the previous record of 139 million views set by The Fate of the Furious. The record for trailer views often leads to a huge opening weekend, with The Fate of the Furious opening at $98.7 million in April, while the previous record holder, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which had 127.6 million views for its trailer, opened with an impressive $174.7 million earlier this month. Star Wars: The Force Awakens previously set the record with 112 million views in the first 24 hours, which paved the way for its record breaking opening weekend of $247.9 million, although Fifty Shades Darker broke that record with 114 million views, and it opened to just $46.6 million, nearly half of the first Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

This movie will be the first of a two-movie adaptation, with this movie following the Losers Club, a group of kids in Derry, Maine who are forced to face their biggest fears, when children begin to disappear in their sleepy town. These kids will ultimately have to square off with a nefarious clown named Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard), whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. The second movie will reunite these Losers Club characters as adults, as they must band together once again to defeat Pennywise once and for all.

Back in March, Stephen King himself revealed that he has seen the full It movie, and while he wouldn't offer any specifics, he did state that fans should stop worrying about the movie, since the producers did a "wonderful job" with the adaptation. While the trailer was widely beloved, many actual clowns were quite upset with the movie's portrayal of this clown trying to harm children, with one clown stating that the movie, and the spate of evil clown sightings, are "ruining" their whole business. It remains to be seen if any sort of formal protest will happen as we get closer to the It remake's September 8 release date. »

- MovieWeb

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New Line Officially Commits To R Rating For Its Adaptation Of Stephen King’s It

21 June 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“It’s a scary clown trying to kill kids. If you’re going to make a ‘Rated-r movie’, you have to fully embrace what it is, and you have to embrace the source material.” That’s producer Dan Lin discussing It in a previous interview concerning New Line’s adaptation and, more specifically, its approach to Stephen King’s horror classic.

That fabled R rating has proven to be a constant point of fixation for those fans eagerly awaiting It‘s release in September, and in order to put any lingering doubts to rest, the official MPAA rating has been unearthed by the folks over at Bloody Disgusting. Spoilers: It will light up theatres on September 8th with an R rating, with the official classification citing “violence/horror, bloody images, and strong language.”

Orchestrating that nerve-racking thrill ride from behind the lens is Andy Muschietti (Mama), who has spent much of the film’s production posting incremental status updates via Instagram – creepy set photos, close-ups of Bill Skarsgård’s otherworldly demon, and posters of the film itself. That steady stream of content will likely continue right up until the movie’s release, and knowing that Muschietti has been given the freedom of working on an R rating is music to our ears.

Casting-wise, Stranger Things breakout Finn Wolfhard is attached to the part of Richie Tozier, who spearheads a Losers Club comprised of Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher), Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Stan Uris (Wyatt Oleff), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis).

It Part 1 – The Losers Club will creep into theatres on September 8th, before a second, conclusive chapter in New Line’s adaptation – one which picks up years after the fact, at a time when the Losers Club tackle Pennywise as adults – arrives the following year. »

- Michael Briers

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Lego Ninjago Movie Poster Finds the Ninja Within Ya

19 June 2017 5:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has released a new poster for their highly-anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, The Lego Ninjago Movie, which could hint that a new trailer is on the way as well. It's been four months since the first Lego Ninjago Movie trailer debuted in February, so perhaps this poster could be getting fans ready for the next batch of footage. This one-sheet features several of these stealth ninja character, seem hiding high in the trees above, brandishing several different Lego Ninago weapons like swords, nunchucks and a bow and arrow set. These ninjas are certainly not ones to be trifled with.

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive interview with Chris McKay on The Lego Batman Movie and Lego Universe

12 June 2017 4:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh interviews director Chris McKay

The Lego Batman Movie Producer Dan Lin and Director Chris McKay (courtesy Tai Freligh)

Chris McKay has an extensive background in television work, including editing, directing, producing, animation and visual effects. He is best known for his editing work early on for Robot Chicken and Moral Orel before later adding directing to his resume.  He was animation co-director on The Lego Movie with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller before making his feature film directorial debut with The Lego Batman Movie.

The news came out in late February that McKay would direct a live-action Nightwing movie, the first of its kind for the character who has had a long history in comic books and animated television shows.  While McKay couldn’t talk about Nightwing just yet, he did say that he might have some news soon, so stay tuned to Flickering Myth as we get »

- Tai Freligh

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Unikitty: Cartoon Network Orders New Series Based on Lego Movie Character

16 May 2017 3:04 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Cartoon Network has ordered the Unikitty TV show to series. The animated TV series centers on The Lego Movie character, and her family in friends, Puppycorn, Dr. Fox, and Hawkodile. The Unikitty voice cast includes Tara Strong, Grey Griffin, Kate Micucci, Roger Craig Smith, Eric Bauza, and H. Michael Croner. Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Roy Lee, Jill Wilfert, and Sam Register are executive producing the series. Read More… »

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TV Deathwatch: ‘Powerless,’ ‘No Tomorrow’ and More Broadcast Shows That Are Now Officially Canceled

11 May 2017 6:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Many series that launched during the 2016-2017 season quickly fizzled, but still were holding onto hope.

From shows like Fox’s “Pitch” to the CW’s “Frequency” and “No Tomorrow,” all of which did not receive back-orders for their freshmen seasons, to NBC’s “Powerless,” which was pulled off the network before its final three episodes aired, the writing has been on the wall — but now, network executives are officially pulling the plug.

Other shows that either were yanked off the air or did not receive additional episode orders, include CBS’s “Doubt,” which was pulled after just two episodes,” medical drama “Pure Genius,” plus ABC’s dramas “Notorious” and “Conviction” — those series still await their final fate. Tragically, Bill Paxton’s “Training Day” on CBS was shuffled around the network’s schedule after the actor’s shocking passing.

Here are the shows that have been nearly cancelled, but are now officially cancelled…

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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