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New Line Cinema is looking to give SXSW Film Festival attendees nightmares on Saturday with their Face Your Fears panel featuring never-before-seen footage from the new It movie and Annabelle 2, as well as discussions with the films' respective directors, Andrés Muschietti and David F. Sandberg.
This is huge news for those who have been itching to see the first footage from the new adaptation of Stephen King's It (the first of an expected two-film adaptation), and many horror fans have been waiting to see what Lights Out director David F. Sandberg has in store for them following the initial Annabelle 2 teaser video that was released last September.
Daily Dead is in Austin covering the SXSW Film Festival, »
- Derek Anderson
With Guy Ritchie now set to direct Disney's highly-anticipated Aladdin remake, the studio is shifting into casting mode. A new casting call has surfaced, which reveals that rehearsals for both the Aladdin and Jasmine roles will take place next month, and that filming is slated to begin this summer. The casting notice may also put some fans at ease, since it's clear that Disney is looking for Middle Eastern actors, with the studio making good on its promise that the cast will not be "whitewashed."
Twitter user Dani Fernandez posted the casting notice, which reveals that the studio is looking for actors and actresses between the ages of 18 and 25, who "must be able to sing," with dance experience a plus. Filming is slated to begin this July, running through January 2018 in the UK, although it isn't specified which studio will be used for this live action adaptation. The fact that »
Once we finally calmed down after hearing that Disney is in the process of rebooting Aladdin with a live-action film (à la the new Beauty and the Beast), we realized we have quite a few questions. Who can possibly fill Robin Williams's shoes? Will the musical numbers be just as magical? And how, exactly, are they going to handle the talking parrot? Related:This Crazy Fan Theory About Aladdin Is Actually 100% True The Story So far, not much is known about the new story. Although we're sure it'll follow the same basic plot of a young thief who meets a magical Genie who grants him three wishes, it's been described as "nontraditional" and "nonlinear," so at the very least we can expect the remake to take a few liberties with the 1992 animated classic. The Cast It looks like Disney is trying to avoid the accusations of whitewashing in which projects »
- Quinn Keaney
Get ready for more Pennywise the clown, and sooner than you may think. We haven't even seen the first installment of the new movie adaptation of Stephen King's It, which had previously been adapted as a two-part TV miniseries in 1990, but it seems like New Line Cinema has a lot of confidence in it. Case and point, the It sequel may already start filming this month, which would mean that part 2 will probably hit theaters sometime next year or in early 2019.
The news comes courtesy of My Entertainment World, who recently updated a production listing for the It sequel, which is seemingly going under the working title of "Accordion." If their report is correct, and they have become a very reliable source for this kind of information, the movie will be filming in Toronto, Canada starting on March 17. That is six months prior to the release of the first It, »
Breathe easy, the best buddy cop on television will be back for more
Fox has ordered a second season of the hit action drama Lethal Weapon!!
Was there really any doubt Riggs and Murtaugh would be able to pull this off? No way. They're here to say!
“Lethal Weapon continues to fire on all cylinders,” said Madden.
“Every week, it delivers a big, fun rollercoaster ride, but also remains touchingly human and genuinely emotional, and that’s due to the chemistry that’s developed not only between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, but the entire cast."
"We want to thank our producing partners, Warner Bros., as well as Matt Miller, McG, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz, who have done a fantastic job in crafting a series for which a second-season order is well deserved.”
Lethal Weapon delivers a total »
- Carissa Pavlica
Fox has given an early renewal to buddy cop series “Lethal Weapon,” Variety has learned.
The TV adaptation of the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover film, starring Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans, has proved a more than solid performer for Fox, averaging a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and an average audience of 6.63 million; Fox says that viewing over all linear and digital platforms brings the total viewer average up to 11 million per episode. It was the network’s first new series to be given a full season order back in October.
“‘Lethal Weapon’ continues to fire on all cylinders,” said Fox Broadcasting entertainment president David Madden. “Every week, it delivers a big, fun rollercoaster ride, but also remains touchingly human and genuinely emotional, and that’s due to the chemistry that’s developed not only between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, but the entire cast. We want to thank our producing partners, Warner Bros. »
- Oriana Schwindt
Fox has renewed its buddy copy comedy “Lethal Weapon” for a second season, the network announced Wednesday. “‘Lethal Weapon’ continues to fire on all cylinders,” said Fox Broadcasting President David Madden in a statement. “Every week, it delivers a big, fun rollercoaster ride, but also remains touchingly human and genuinely emotional, and that’s due to the chemistry that’s developed not only between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, but the entire cast. We want to thank our producing partners, Warner Bros., as well as Matt Miller, McG, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz, who have done a fantastic job in crafting a. »
- Linda Ge
Producer Dan Lin got the idea to make a movie involving Legos after watching his son construct elaborate fantasy worlds. “He was talking to his Legos as he played with them,” says Lin. “There was such a grand adventure taking place in his mind.”
Last weekend, Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Batman Movie,” the latest installment in the family film franchise, opened in theaters, doing a smashing $55.6 million at the box office. Unlike 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” this spinoff will unfold in the widest screens of all — Imax.
“We’re trying to capture kids’ imaginations,” says Lin. “We want these worlds to be immersive, and showing these films in Imax helps with that.”
Getting to this point required a course correction. Imax turned down the first Lego movie and has declined to show other animated and family-skewing titles, believing them too far removed from its core fanboy audience.
While becoming the »
- Brent Lang
Warner Bros. debuted the new animated adventure The Lego Batman Movie in theaters over the weekend, the first of what could be several spin-offs of 2014's The Lego Movie. Will Arnett returned to voice Lego Batman, with a bunch of DC Comics characters rounding out the cast. Some fans were quite surprised that, aside from the title character, certain characters from The Lego Movie did not return, particularly Chris Pratt's Emmet and Elizabeth Banks' Wyldstyle. As it turns out, there's a perfectly good explanation for why these characters weren't seen in this spin-off.
The Lego Movie became quite the surprise hit around this time of the year in 2014, opening with an impressive $69 million en route to a $257.4 million domestic haul and $469.1 million worldwide, from just a $60 million budget. It didn't take long for spin-offs The Lego Batman Movie and Ninjago (September 22, 2017) to move forward, and since Lego Batman »
Last week we brought you a look at Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and now producer Barbara Muschietti has took to Instagram to reveal images for the rest of The Losers Club which includes Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom; take a look here…
See Also: New look at Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise from It
Meanwhile, during an interview with Collider for The Lego Batman Movie, producer Dan Lin has confirmed that the film will be R-rated:”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. It is a scary clown that’s trying to kill kids. So of course that »
- Amie Cranswick
If there was ever any doubt that New Line and director Andrés Muschietti’s ambitious, two-part It remake would pander to a PG-13 audience, let it be known that the horror film will be rated R so as to fully “embrace the source material.”
That source material is, of course, Stephen King’s nervy page-turner from 1986, one which unleashed the monstrous clown known as Pennywise upon the unsuspecting masses of Derry, Maine. For this new interpretation, New Line has assembled a motley crew of young up-and-comers, who together will form the Losers Club of It. Among them is Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard, who is all but set to become a missing person when the lights go down on September 8th. His disappearance places the town of Derry on red alert, though it’s really the core cast of kids – namely Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs »
- Michael Briers
Things have been pretty darn confusing over the Stephen King front. In general, the man’s novels tend to be long — often breaking one thousand pages in length. As such, when it comes adapting, many fans don’t see the standard film as the ideal medium in which to tell the stories. There’s a reason why The Stand was made as a mini-series, and why The Dark Tower is set to spread across both TV and film — there’s no other way to do it. But what about King’s other magnum opus? We’re talking about his beloved horror novel It, which follows a small town’s dealing with a psychotic supernatural killer named Pennywise.
The book isn’t quite your traditional story when it comes to it’s structure. Told over the course of decades, it follows a group of friends named the losers in their fight against this shapeshifting baddie. »
- Joseph Medina
While many suspected that It, the long-anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen King's seminal horror novel, would be Rated R, there was always a lingering fear that it would go the PG-13 route. In a recent interview, producer Dan Lin confirmed that wouldn't be happening. This version of It will keep all the thrills of the original classic novel intact.
"It is a rated-r movie. 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. It is a scary clown that's trying to kill kids. So of course that's going to be a rated-r movie. The kids are amazing. You very much get a Stand by Me vibe as far as their camaraderie and the way they joke with each other and that they really care for each other. They do have a scary clown »
Music to our ears, I tell ya! That’s what the latest coming out of the camp of Stephen King’s It are promising fans, and we couldn’t be more delighted. Recently Collider caught up with producer Dan Lin, who had the… Continue Reading →
The post Stephen King’s It Shooting for an R Rating; Promises to Be Scary appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
This is the year horror fans return to Derry, Maine in New Line Cinema's It movie. Due out in September, the latest adaptation of Stephen King's seminal 1986 novel is highly anticipated, and in a recent interview with Collider, producer Dan Lin confirmed that the film will have an "R" rating, and he also briefly discussed the movie's potential sequel.
When asked by Collider's Steve Weintraub at the press event for The Lego Batman Movie if the new It movie will be rated R, Lin confirmed the rating:
"It is a rated-r movie... It is a scary clown that’s trying to kill kids. So of course that’s going to be a rated-r movie... They do have a scary crown that’s taken over the town of Derry, so it’s going to be rated R."
- Derek Anderson
9 February 2017 6:40 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Holy sweetheart, Batman!
Tracking suggests Lego Batman will take in north of $60 million for Warner Bros. Animation and producer Dan Lin. More bullish box-office observers believe the spin-off will even approach or clear $70 million, considering The Lego Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, debuted to $69.1 million over the Feb. 7-9 weekend in 2014.
In Lego Batman, Will Arnett voices the role »
- Pamela McClintock
To say that we live in a very fragile political climate would be an understatement. In our increasingly globalized world, there is a pressure to try and represent the diversity that many Americans see day in and day out. Without getting too political, it’s been difficult for Hollywood to embrace this idea. The fact is they like money, and up until recently, it’s largely been white actors who have become the big Hollywood A-listers, and in a continued effort to keep the gravy train going, studios have often clung to those familiar faces, assuming they would result in better box office receipts.
Of course, with those decisions come backlashes. We’ve seen it in films like Exodus: Gods and Kings, Gods of Egypt, Ghost in the Shell, and of course, The Prince of Persia face all sorts of criticism for their choice in leads.
So what does this »
- Joseph Medina
If you’re harboring concerns of potential whitewashing with regards to Disney’s live-action Aladdin movie, don’t; producer Dan Lin has revealed that the Mouse House is making a conscious effort to recruit a diverse ensemble cast for the Guy Ritchie-directed fairytale.
Collider caught up with Lin in anticipation of The Lego Batman Movie gracing theaters this coming weekend, at which point the producer stressed that Aladdin won’t succumb to the lack of diversity seen in Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Instead, Ritchie and the creative team are drafting up plans to cast relative newcomers as the film’s leading duo, Aladdin and Jasmine – and make no mistake, Ritchie’s live-action version will be a musical through and through.
First up, on the topic of casting concerns, Dan Lin noted that the Powers That Be at Disney want to make a movie “that’s authentic to that world. »
- Michael Briers
After a short teaser that debuted yesterday, Warner Bros. has released the full-length trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie. We also have the first poster, all of which can be seen in your local theater this weekend as Lego Batman Movie makes its premiere. The Lego movie universe is expanding, and as evident in this latest footage, there's going to be some bad blood raging through the rivers of Ninjago.
A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures' Lego franchise, The Lego Ninjago Movie} stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan. 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, »
Chan says in the voiceover that he’s forming a secret ninja force and assembles his friends, asking, “Are you ready to risk your life for Ninjago?” Everyone replies in the affirmative, followed by one voice saying “maybe.”
Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, and Olivia Munn star, with the secret ninjas voiced by Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods. The film marks Charlie Bean’s feature film directorial debut, with a screenplay by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher.
The animation closely resembles that in 2014’s hit “The Lego Movie” and the upcoming “Lego Batman.” It’s based on Lego’s ninja-themed toys. Producers are Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee, who previously collaborated on “The Lego Movie, »
- Dave McNary
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