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News Bits: Live, Sana, Horror, Soup, Mason

28 August 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Live By Night

Chris Messina ("Argo") is in negotiations to play Dion Bartolo in the Ben Affleck-directed adaptation of Dennis Lehane's Prohibition-era crime drama novel "Live By Night".

The story follows the black-sheep son of a police captain who gets involved in escalating levels of organized crime during the Prohibition. [Source: Deadline]

Sana

"The Age of Adaline" screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe has sold the original action-thriller pitch "Sana" to Studio Canal. The story follows a Germany-based Air Force major who who flies Predator drones over Yemen.

He discovers his entire squadron has been poisoned by a jihadist infiltrator. Given only days to live, he travels to the Arabian Peninsula to hunt down the men responsible. [Source: THR]

Untitled Horror Project

Red Granite Pictures ("The Wolf of Wall Street") are developing an untitled psychological horror film based on an idea from co-topper Joey McFarland. Riza Aziz and McFarland are producers while Seth W. Owen will pen the script. »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Second Life of Nick Mason’ Movie in the Works at Lionsgate

27 August 2015 12:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has acquired the movie rights to Steve Hamilton’s upcoming novel “The Second Life of Nick Mason.”

The studio has set up the project with “Hunger Games” franchise producer Nina Jacobson through her Color Force production company and with Shane Salerno via his Story Factory.

Lionsgate made the deal with Hamilton’s reps preemptively. Putnam will publish “Nick Mason” in May as the first in a series; the titular character is a career criminal who’s released early from prison and finds himself forced to commit felonies for a Chicago crime lord while pursued by the detective who put him behind bars.

Hamilton also wrote “The Lock Artist” and the Alex McKnight series.

Jacobson is producing “The Odyssey” for Lionsgate with Francis Lawrence directing and Hugh Jackman in talks to star.

Salerno’s credits include writing “Armageddon.” He co-wrote one of the upcoming “Avatar” sequels with James Cameron. He »

- Dave McNary

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Lionsgate Makes Preemptive Deal For Steve Hamilton Novel ‘The Second Life Of Nick Mason’

27 August 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Lionsgate has preemptively acquired The Second Life Of Nick Mason, a potential franchise based on the first in a series of books by Steve Hamilton. This comes on the heels of a new four-book deal Hamilton signed with Putnam, ending his 17-year relationship with St. Martin’s Press. Putnam will publish the novel next May. Hamilton is the two-time Edgar-winning author of The Lock Artist and the Alex McKnight series that spans 10 books. Nina Jacobson, who produced T… »

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Hugh Jackman Eyes Homer's 'The Odyssey'

20 August 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The dusty old tome Homer's The Odyssey just got fuel-injected with some much-needed excitement. It sounds as though Hugh Jackman is taking this trip to ancient Greece. The star is currently in talks to headline the Lionsgate fantasy adventure based on the ancient poem. It was announced in April that Lionsgate plans to turn the title into a huge action-adventure tentpole.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 director Francis Lawrence is behind the helm. And he's bringing producer Nina Jacobson along for the ride. In May, CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed that Francis Lawrence's deal is for more than one movie. Though how many installments are planned isn't yet known.

Francis Lawrence also directed the second installment of the The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, after original director Gary Ross backed out. Nina Jacobson has been onboard for all four of The Hunger Games movies, »

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Hugh Jackman May Lead The Odyssey For Lionsgate

20 August 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Variety is reporting today that Hugh Jackman is in talks to lead Lionsgate’s upcoming adaptation of The Odyssey, which will be based on the famous poem by Homer.

So far, Jackman is the only actor attached to the project, though the studio has already set Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence to helm and producer Nina Jacobson to oversee the film. Penning the script will be another Hunger Games alum, Peter Craig. The scribe wrote both Mockingjay films, and it’s clear that him and Lawrence worked well together on that franchise, which should bode well for The Odyssey.

The studio is hoping for Jackman to take on the lead role here, that of Odysseus, a Greek hero who “makes the long voyage home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy. This 10-year journey sees Odysseus’ ship blown off course, which leads him and his men into a variety of thrilling adventures. »

- James Garcia

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Hugh Jackman Takes An "Odyssey"

20 August 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to star in a new film adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey" for Lionsgate.

"The Hunger Games" sequel director Francis Lawrence and that series' producer Nina Jacobson are attached to the property, as is "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" scribe Peter Craig who will pen the script.

A follow-up of sorts to "The Iliad," the classic 8th century B.C. tale centers on Odysseus and his legendary journey home after the fall of Troy. During the many years it takes, his wife Penelope fights off suitors.

Lionsgate has not set a release date for the film.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Hugh Jackman in Talks for ‘The Odyssey’ Adaptation From ‘Hunger Games’ Team

20 August 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to star in Lionsgate’s movie version of Homer’s “The Odyssey.”

The studio announced in April that it had set “The Odyssey” with “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson attached. CEO Jon Feltheimer disclosed in May that the deal with Lawrence was for more than one movie.

Lawrence took over directing duties on the final three “Hunger Games” movies (including the upcoming “Mockingjay — Part 2”) after Gary Ross exited following the first film. Jacobson has also produced all four films through her Color Force producing banner.

Peter Craig, who co-wrote the two “Mockingjay” films, is penning the script for “The Odyssey.”

The Odyssey” is believed to have been composed by Homer in the 8th century B.C. It centers on Odysseus and his journey home after the fall of Troy while his wife Penelope fights off suitors.

Lionsgate has not set a release date for “The Odyssey. »

- Dave McNary

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Top Ten Tuesday – Comic-Con 2015

21 July 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Another San Diego Comic-Con International has come and gone. This year was a great year for films, friends, and fun! Check out my Top 10 cinematic moments from this years con. Also, be sure to share your favorite moments from this year. I’d love to hear from you! Now, let’s get started!

10. Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Let me start off by saying that I have not been looking forward to this film. I’m not stoked on the new batsuit, and disagree with their casting of Lex Luthor, simply because I feel as though the character should be older. Having said that, this is the best trailer that I have seem thus far, and I really hope that they prove me wrong. Check out the all new trailer that debuted in Hall H and let me know what you think!

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, »

- Melissa Howland

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‘Fault in Our Stars’ Author John Green Signs First-Look Deal with Fox

21 July 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox 2000 Pictures has entered into a first-look producing deal with John Green, the author of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Paper Towns.”

Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler said in statement Tuesday: “We are elated to expand upon our already extraordinary relationship with John and feel honored to be able to enhance our creative horizons together. He is truly a force of nature and we are proud to be part of his world.”

Under the deal, Green will collaborate with Temple Hill Entertainment principals Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen on several projects. Temple Hill, which produced the “Twilight” movies and “The Fault in Our Stars” film, already has a first-look deal at Fox.

The Fault in Our Stars” was a breakout hit last year with over $300 million in worldwide grosses on a budget of under $15 million. The film adaptation of “Paper Towns” — produced by Bowen, Godfrey and Green — opens Friday »

- Dave McNary

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New Hunger Games 4 Mockingjay Part 2 Spoilers Dished Out By The Cast At Comic Con,New Clip

17 July 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Last weekend, some of the main stars of the upcoming "Hunger Games 4 Mockingjay Part 2" drama/action flick, arrived at the huge 2015 Comic-Con event in San Diego,California to participate in the Q&A spoiler panel (video below). The panel featured stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Willow Shields along with director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, and it was moderated by talk show host, Conan O'Brien. In the clip, Francis revealed that Katniss will get totally back into action in this final installment. She'll be going after the evil President Snow. It's going to feature some really exciting battle footage. He went into talking about shooting some very difficult scenes in New York and so on, and so forth. After that, each of the stars talked about their respective characters and what they'll be up to in the final installment along with answering fan questions, and more. Check it out, »

- Andre Braddox

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Comic-Con No-Shows Signal Shifting Times for Blockbusters

11 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer

San Diego (AP) - There's a Hulk-sized hole at Comic-Con this year. Three of the major studios and Disney/Marvel are not hosting a panel in the main hall at the annual fan festival. That means no Iron Man, no Captain America, and no Spider-Man - at least their filmed versions.

Going back to 2010, Marvel has been a main event at Comic-Con, with their Disney properties usually serving as the marquis presentations. With a slate that extends through 2019, a film currently in production ("Captain America: Civil War") and another coming out next week ("Ant-Man"), it seems like an odd choice.

Their absence in the San Diego Convention Center's huge Hall H is not only dispiriting to fans, it's also a subtle sign that the 45-year-old pop-culture extravaganza has become less relevant to the shifting marketing strategies of the major studios.

Sony Pictures, which just »

- The Associated Press

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 At Sdcc (Video)

10 July 2015 7:07 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’s Jennifer Lawrence [Katniss Everdeen], Josh Hutcherson [Peeta Mellark], Liam Hemsworth [Gale Hawthorne], Willow Shields [Primrose Everdeen], Director Francis Lawrence, and Producer Nina Jacobson participated in Comic Con International’s Hall H Panel, walked a press line, and then completed a Press Conference on behalf of the film in San Diego, California, and Wamg was there. Check out the press conference in its entirety below as Jennifer talks reality TV, Malibu, and playing such a strong character. Video is below… because, come on… there’s no other way to capture the essence of J-Law’s awesomeness!

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage »

- Melissa Howland

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' Comic-Con Interviews

10 July 2015 4:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2's Jennifer Lawrence [Katniss Everdeen], Josh Hutcherson [Peeta Mellark], Liam Hemsworth [Gale Hawthorne], Willow Shields [Primrose Everdeen], Director Francis Lawrence, and Producer Nina Jacobson participated in Comic Con International's Hall H Panel, walked a press line, and then completed a Press Conference on behalf of the film in San Diego, California. The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival - they are for the future.

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends - including Gale, Finnick and Peeta - Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 »

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Hunger Games: Watch the highlights from Mockingjay's Comic-Con panel

10 July 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Quite a lot of gossip about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 was revealed at its Comic-Con International panel yesterday (July 10).

From the sound of drums signalling the entrance of franchise superstar Jennifer Lawrence, to some cheeky jokes from moderator Conan O'Brien, our camera captured it all.

Particularly of interest to many fans will be Liam Hemsworth's promise that the heroic Gale will have a lot more to do in Mockingjay - Part 2 than in past movies.

"I've kind of been on the sidelines for a long time," he admitted. "I've been watching the fight happen, and he's finally in the mix and heavily a part of the uprising and the military operations."

Bringing an end to such a successful franchise has been an "emotional" journey for both cast and crew, according to producer Nina Jacobson.

"It's a combination of trying to nail it and make it completely »

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Watch 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' Comic-Con Panel

10 July 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 made its appearance at Comic-Con yesterday with a grand entrance that was gloriously over the top and filled with surprises. The cast, including the three leads, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, were greeted on stage by Conan O'Brien for what could possible be the last Q&A held in San Diego for this franchise. Lionsgate went all out in making the event something to remember. And now they have officially released video from this epic farewell.

As you will see in the video, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 panel kicked off with a literal bang, as it became the first big movie of 2015 to make its way to the Hall H stage. A crew of drummers stormed the set, beating on their timpani drums. The musicians only grew in size, as they literally took over the giant convention hall. The tribal »

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Jennifer Lawrence on Bill Murray, Drunk Emailing Woody Harrelson, and More

10 July 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

On Thursday afternoon, following their panel in Hall H, the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 sat down for a press conference to talk about the much anticipated conclusion to the franchise. Joined by director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson, the stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Willow Shields discussed important elements of the fourth installment and expressed their feelings about putting the franchise to rest. Among the topics, the cast talked about the film’s focus on war, their character’s journey, and Lawrence touched on the pressures of landing a leading female role in Hollywood. The cast had some playful insights as well, with Lawrence sharing her experience of meeting Bill Murray for the first time. As usual, her compelling charisma was in full force, reinforcing all the reasons why she’s so beloved by fans everywhere. [caption id="attachment_481627" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Lionsgate[/caption] Lawrence »

- Elena Butler

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Jennifer Lawrence Has a Potty Mouth; Swears Like Sailor on Conan (watch!)

10 July 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Jennifer Lawrence has been known to fire off expletives at a moment’s notice, so Conan O’Brien challenged her last night (July 9) to swear as many times as she could in 30 seconds. He paid $100 for every word and let’s just say she cleaned fu*king house. Lawrence and co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson popped in on the talk show host following their appearance at Comic Con in San Diego. O’Brien hosted the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2″ panel at the convention, which included the three, plus Willow Shields, Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson. ...Read More »

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Comic-Con 2015: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′ Viral Teaser, Plus Full Trailer Description

10 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

On Thursday, July 9th, Lionsgate stormed Hall H with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the final chapter in the young adult sci-fi franchise. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson were on hand for the panel, but we’ll get to that in another post. Instead, we’d like […]

The post Comic-Con 2015: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′ Viral Teaser, Plus Full Trailer Description appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Comic-Con's Mockingjay - Part 2 Panel: Five Things You Need to Know

9 July 2015 11:38 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If Bill Murray in Hall H promoting Rock the Kasbah wasn't enough off a great start to Comic-Con, immediately following him was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 panel. Jennifer Lawrence was her usual awesome self (We so didn't mind when she wiped her nose on the tablecloth). Josh Hutcherson was as giddy as ever and Liam Hemsworth was, well, Hot! Joining them on stage were co-star Willow Shields, director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson. The last day of shooting wasn't, as expected, very easy. "That night," Jennifer said, "we held each other and slept like puppies." She added, "You guys challenged me. I love you." Awww. With that, here »

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Hunger Games: Why Being The Mockingjay Isn't Enough For Katniss

9 July 2015 10:34 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Hunger Games series is drawing to a close on the big screen, as Mockingly Part 2 heads into theaters this fall. In anticipation of the approaching film, the cast, director and producer were here at Comic-Con to talk about the final installment. Among the topics discussed at the Hunger Games press conference was Katniss. role in the revolution. In the end, being the Mockingjay really isn.t enough for Katniss. She wants to take action.  Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson explained Katniss. mindset as it relates to her role in the revolution that.s playing out in Panem. As Jacobson explains it, it.s one thing to be a poster child, it.s another to do what needs to be done. There.s a difference between being a war hero and being a symbol of a revolution. And Katniss is inherently a character who wants to take action and to »

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