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Veteran executive lines up four initial projects at multi-platofrm content creator.
Brad Weston, who most recently served as president of production for New Regency, has launched global content creation company Makeready backed by eOne.
The venture will develop and produce original features and high-end television for premium cable, Ott and emerging platforms on a worldwide basis.
The plan is to release two features a year starting in 2018, with Universal handling worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution, while eOne will directly distribute in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
eOne will also handle international distribution on all television content. JPMorgan Chase will lead the production facility for the new enterprise, which is fully funded for the development and financing of premium content.
The first projects are television series Saigon from Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson’s Appian Way and writer David James Kelly; Black Lives Matter limited series They Can’t Kill Us All; a series based on the »
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The new venture plans to release two films annually, beginning next year through Universal, which is committed to handling worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution for the company’s feature films, with eOne handling theatrical distribution across Canada, the U.K., Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, and Spain.
EOne, the lead investor in Makeready, will also handle international distribution of all TV content. JPMorgan Chase will lead the production facility for the new enterprise.
Weston most recently served for five years as president and chief executive officer of New Regency, which he departed a year ago. He oversaw “The Revenant,” “Birdman,” “Gone Girl,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “The Big Short.” Prior to joining New Regency, Weston served as president of production for Paramount Pictures, overseeing “Star Trek,” “Cloverfield,” “The Fighter,” “Shutter Island, »
- Dave McNary
20th Century Fox has debuted an intriguing new clip from Logan today, which gives us a glimpse into the title character's (Hugh Jackman) new job as a limo driver. While Logan is seen driving around with a bridal party and a number of other intriguing customers, we hear a voice message he leaves for someone who is selling a "Sunseeker" boat, as Wolverine tries to talk him down in the price. This voice message offers some interesting hints about the story, while showing how miserable Wolverine's daily life has become.
The clip surfaced on 20th Century Fox YouTube, which is interestingly enough in black and white, although we've seen in the Logan trailers and other pieces of the footage that the film is most certainly not entirely in black and white. While it isn't quite clear why director James Mangold chose to go with a black and white look for this sequence, »
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Today, we have the very first clip from Wolverine 3, which introduces a new friend of Logan's.
A group of rednecks roll up on Mr. Morrison, a new ally of Wolverine's played by Eriq La Salle. Apparently, he's been trespassing on a Texas pump house where Wolverine has been staying. Morrison makes it quite clear that he has an agreement with the previous owner of the property. The leader of this small gang of backwoods militia assures Morrison that 'previous' is the operative word. That's when Logan steps in.
Wolverine, clad in nothing more than a white wife-beater and jeans, tells the gang to go play 'oakie-dickhead' somewhere else. »
The latest movie in the X-Men universe has gotten a new trailer. New”Logan” footage dropped during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, featuring old pals Logan (Hugh Jackman) and Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) working to help young mutant Laura (Dafne Keen).
In his last performance as Wolverine, Jackman plays a weakened version of the unbeatable and unbreakable anti-hero. Since his healing powers have lessened, Logan has been earning a living as a chauffeur, hiding out in a border town while caring for the ailing Professor X. Their small world is shattered by the arrival of young Laura, whose powers are similar to Logan’s and have attracted quite the violent following. Logan, always reluctant to help others, appears to eventually come around and become protective of Laura, one of the few remaining mutants in the country.
The action-packed trailer — set to “Amazing Grace — shows Logan and Laura demonstrating their ferocious fighting skills. »
- Dani Levy
Now that 20th Century Fox's Logan is getting closer and closer, hitting theaters in just over a month, fans are preparing for what will be Hugh Jackman's last performance in a Wolverine movie. There have been plenty of questions swirling around this project, including what year the movie takes place in, which James Mangold recently confirmed is 2029, five years after the X-Men: Days of Future Past prologue. Among the other mysteries swirling about is the peculiar fact that Patrick Stewart's Professor X actually has hair in this movie. But it turns out there is actually a perfectly good explanation for that as well.
It has long been confirmed that Professor X has grown quite ill in Logan, and Hugh Jackman's title character has seen better days as well, in this story partially based on the iconic Old Man Logan comics. We have reported in the past that »
When the final Logan trailer debuted last week, one of the early scenes featured Hugh Jackman's title character discovering that Dafne Keen's X-23 is a fan of the X-Men comics. We get a brief glimpse at some of the panels, as Logan rmuses that "maybe a quarter of it happened," referring to the events depicted in these fictional pages. As it turns out, this on-screen comic book was actually brought to life for the film by Marvel's chief creative officer, Joe Quesada, who is sharing the page as seen in the trailer. If that wasn't enough, Hugh Jackman just debuted a sneak peek at the new Empire Magazine cover featuring a look at Logan after having been shot numerous times, along with four more photos from inside magazine.
Back in May, producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that production was under way on Logan, the final Wolverine movie starring Hugh Jackman. And that the movie will be R-rated. Today, James Mangold announced on social media that the MPAA has awarded an R rating for Logan, while explaining why this particular rating was handed out. Here's what the filmmaker had to say in a brief Twitter statement..
"Official: Please be advised that Logan has been rated R for 'strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.'"
The filmmaker wouldn't offer more details about the rating on Twitter, including which cast members go nude in the film. The strong language was teased a few months ago when James Mangold released a photo featuring the second page of the Logan screenplay, containing a number of "f-bombs" and a scene where Logan is being beaten by a group known as the Bangers. »
An older, grayer Jackman is hiding out in a border town with Patrick Stewart’s ailing Charles Xavier (a.k.a. Professor X) when the adolescent Laura — who has plenty of power — becomes part of his life as she’s being pursued by dark forces. She’s played by Dafne Keen, first seen in a convenience store with Jim Croce’s “I Got a Name” playing in the background.
The trailer is packed with plenty of fight scenes as Laura and Wolverine confront their relentless pursuers and begin to bond. “She’s like you — very much like you,” Stewart observes wryly.
Jackman, who’s playing Wolverine for the ninth time in a movie, tells Stewart that someone will come along to look after Laura. »
- Dave McNary
Earlier this morning, 20th Century Fox released the second Logan trailer, which featured plenty of new footage of the young mutant X-23, along with mutants Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Professor X (Patrick Stewart). The studio's UK counterpart also released a slightly-extended red band trailer, which featured two new scenes, both of which feature R-rated language, one of which is quite hilarious. If you're averse to F-Bombs, or have young children in your vicinity, you should stick to the all ages trailer for now, but if not, this red band trailer offers a glimpse at what some of the R-rated scenes will look like.
The trailer debuted on the 20th Century Fox UK YouTube, which is structured exactly like the domestic trailer from earlier this morning, although there are two more brief scenes added. The first comes at the 1:13 mark, where Hugh Jackman's Logan sees the young mutant X- »
Watch the new Logan trailer below.
20th Century Fox have just released the brand new Logan trailer ahead of its release across the planet this March! As you may expect, this one is as violence and as expletive filled as the last one – which is just the way we like it. I have a very good feeling about this movie.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Logan is set to have its world premiere at Germany’s Berlin Film Festival next month where all of the stars are set to turn out to support the film. »
- Paul Heath
A few weeks ago, 20th Century Fox launched a viral website offering fans a special postcard featuring one of 1974 frames from the final Logan trailer. Those postcards were sent out last week, with star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold sharing the first and last frames. Today, we have word that this trailer debuts Thursday, January 19, and that it will in fact be a full trailer, reportedly clocking in at two minutes and 21 seconds.
Trailer Track spotted a Facebook listing by Fox Taiwan, which revealed the final Logan trailer will drop on Thursday, January 19. Some fans were concerned that the final trailer will be quite short, since 1,974 frames comes in an at just under 90 seconds. The German agency Fsk recently rated the new trailer, revealing that the runtime is two minutes and 21 seconds. Much like the October trailer launch, there have been two separate trailers that have been rated, so »
As the countdown continues towards Logan hitting theaters on March 3, fans have been treated to a number of new Logan photos by director James Mangold, through his Twitter account. Over the weekend, the filmmaker shared three new images, featuring Hugh Jackman's Logan, Patrick Stewart's Professor X and Dafne Keen's X-23. The director also released a statement to the fans, who keep asking him when the new trailer will arrive. Here's what the filmmaker had to say in a series of tweets.
"To all asking directors (like me) to drop a trailer, please know, its not like we sit on them waiting for best worded tweet to move us. Directors have influence over many things. Even dates. But the dates chosen for a trailer drop are result of much corporate planning. And once these dates are set, there is nothing that is going to make a worldwide distribution machine change course. »
Read the official Logan synopsis below.
Hugh Jackman has revealed the official Logan synopsis. The actor, who will return to his iconic role of Wolverine one last time this coming March, posted the plot outline on his Twitter account on Friday.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) January 13, 2017
As above, it reads:
“In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.”
Short and sweet, but os so luring.
Logan is set to have its world premiere at Germany’s Berlin Film Festival next month where all of the »
- Paul Heath
A few weeks ago, just before the New Year was rung in, 20th Century Fox launched a Logan website that not only teased the final trailer is coming soon, but offered 1,974 lucky fans a chance to own their own special piece of the trailer itself. The website was entitled 1974 frames of Logan, which gave fans a chance to sign up and receive a limited edition postcard that features one of the 1974 frames in this impending sneak peek. As it turns out, star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold received the first and last postcard frames, which they both shared today through social media.
At almost exactly the same time this morning, both Hugh Jackman and James Mangold took to Twitter to share their postcard frames. James Mangold had the very first frame, which shows the outline of Logan's Chrysler 300 limousine, although we can't see the full vehicle. You may »
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