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Todd McFarlane Announces New 'Spawn' Movie at SDCC
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During a Facebook Live with Kevin Smith aboard the #IMDboat at Comic-Con 2017, comic-book creator Todd McFarlane dropped an exclusive: He's working with producer Jason Blum on a new Spawn movie. What's better: McFarlane has a draft of the script ready to go, he'll be making his directorial debut on the project, which will certainly be a hard-R vision of his former mercenary turned reluctant soldier of the devil.
‘Dunkirk’ Takes $8.6 Million in Early International Openings
France is the leading market with $1.8 million on 668 screens in its first two days, followed by South Korea with $1.6 million on its opening day on Thursday at 1,252 locations. The Korean results were in line with Nolan’s “Interstellar” and above “Gravity” and “American Sniper.”
“Dunkirk,” based on the 1940 evacuation of 300,000 stranded Allied troops from France, stars Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, and Harry Styles. Film critics have already offered extensive praise for the cinematography, direction, acting, and musical score.
Australia took in $938,000, including Wednesday night sneaks, on 535 screens for a 54% share of the top five films. The results are 45% ahead of “Gravity,” 33% ahead »
- Dave McNary
Dwayne Johnson Won't Appear in 'Shazam!,' DC's Geoff Johns Says
"We haven't announced any casting yet," Johns told Yahoo Movies. "But Dwayne isn't going to be in this movie. He's still doing Black Adam, but he won't be in Shazam!"
News of Shazam!, which follows a young boy who transforms into Earth's mightiest mortal, being the next DC film in line to shoot was reported Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter. The film is yet to cast its leads, but Johnson has been attached to the role of Shazam's main antagonist, »
- Patrick Shanley
'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail to Write, Direct Bermuda Triangle Movie
Earlier drafts of the untitled project were written by Miles Millar & Alfred Gough, and Juliet Snowden & Stiles White. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps. The mysterious Caribbean area known as the Bermuda Triangle stretches between the Florida Straits, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Over the years, several ships and planes have disappeared in the area under mysterious circumstances. Theories about paranormal or alien causes have long swirled around these strange disappearances.
Dylan Clark (Planet of the »
- Rebecca Ford
Venice: New Films by George Clooney, Guillermo Del Toro, Stephen Frears Expected to World Premiere (Exclusive)
Rome – George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Stephen Frears’ “Victoria and Abdul,” and Paolo Virzi’s “Ella and John,” starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, are among the titles strongly tipped to world premiere at the upcoming 74th Venice Film Festival.
Less than a week before the official announcement, the buzz on the Venice lineup remains somewhat muted, though some locked-in titles have surfaced, including Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” which will open the fest. There’s also certainty over the absence of some titles – especially “Blade Runner 2049” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!”, both high-profile movies that had been considered as possibilities.
- Nick Vivarelli
George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' Release Date Moved Up
Darren Aronofsky's horror film mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will get a wide release on Sept. 15, opposite the wide releases of Open Road's Blake Lively drama All I See is You and Lionsgate's Michael Keaton actioner American Assassin, as well as the Annapurna comedy Brad's Status directed by Mike White, IFC's J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye from Danny Strong and the A24 thriller Woodshock, starring Kirsten Dunst. It was previously scheduled to open on Oct. 13.
- Ashley Lee
John Corbett, Lana Condor Join 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Film (Exclusive)
Awesomeness Films has found the cast for its newest teen flick.
X-Men: Apocalypse actress Lana Condor has signed on to star in To All the Boys I've Loved Before alongside John Corbett. The film, based on the novel by Jenny Han, is being directed by Susan Johnson and was written by Sofia Alvarez. Production on the film, which is also being produced by Awesomeness and Overbrook Entertainment, has begun in Vancouver.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before tells the story of Lara Jean Covey (Condor), a high school junior who spends her lunch reading and imagining her life as »
- Natalie Jarvey
Ben Affleck's Batman Future in Doubt as Warner Bros. Plots Franchise
Ben Affleck is heading to Comic-Con this weekend to promote Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice League movie, set for a Nov. 17 release. But how many more times is he likely to put on the Batsuit? Probably not many, if ever again.
Yes, Warners’ film studio chief Toby Emmerich tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman. We want to keep him in the cowl as long as we can." And Matt Reeves, who will direct the studio’s still-undated (and unwritten) The Batman, has said that he means to keep Affleck in the »
- Kim Masters
Fox Reportedly “Reassessing” Future of the ‘Alien’ Franchise in Wake of ‘Alien: Covenant’
It appears the future of the Alien franchise is once again uncertain. Anticipation was mighty high for director Ridley Scott’s return with 2012’s Prometheus, and indeed despite some mixed reviews, the sci-fi pic grossed a hearty $403.3 million worldwide. Scott intended for Prometheus to relaunch the franchise in an intriguing way, but while he was busy making Exodus: Gods and Kings and The Martian, filmmaker Neill Blomkamp convinced Fox to give his own separate idea for an Alien movie a go. However, as soon as Scott got wind of this, he forged ahead with Prometheus 2, … »
- Adam Chitwood
‘Cloverfield’ Movie Bumped to February 2018
Paramount’s “2017 Cloverfield Movie” has been pushed from October 27, 2017 to February 2, 2018, the studio announced Friday. Jennifer Lawrence’s “Mother!” was previously scheduled for an Oct. 13 release but will now open a month earlier, on Sept. 15. George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” will also open a month earlier than previously announced, on Oct. 27. Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” will be a horror-thriller, and a star-studded one at that. Lawrence and Javier Bardem lead a cast that includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Domnhall Gleeson, Ed Harris and Kristen Wiig. The synopsis reads: “A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Kevin Spacey Playing Author Gore Vidal in Netflix Original Biopic (Exclusive)
U.S. director Michael Hoffman (“The Last Station”) is helming the 1980s-set film about the late American author, playwright, and occasional political candidate. “Gore” is currently shooting in Rome but will move next month to Vidal’s longtime villa in Ravello, a village on the Amalfi Coast, sources tell Variety.
Netflix was not available for comment.
Vidal’s beloved gravity-defying villa La Rondinaia, nestled on a craggy cliff in Ravello a thousand feet above the Tyrrhenian Sea, will feature prominently in the movie, according to the president of the Ravello Foundation, Sebastiano Maffettone, local media reported. At La Rondinaia, which he sold in 2004, Vidal entertained his vast network of high-profile friends and acquaintances, including Greta Garbo, »
- Nick Vivarelli
‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Star Storm Reid Joins David Oyelowo in Thriller ‘Only You’
A Wrinkle in Time hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but young star Storm Reid is already booking exciting new projects. Having shouldered an anticipated Disney sci-fi blockbuster that boasts a slate of Oscar-nominated stars and directors, Reid’s next choice is understandably a little more low-key. Storm Reid has joined David Oyelowo in the Blumhouse Productions time […]
- Hoai-Tran Bui
Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Mother!’ Moves Forward to September Release
The studio confirmed the date change Thursday but did not elaborate. It’s possible that “Mother!” could be premiered at the Telluride Film Festival or Venice Film Festivals — both which open on Aug. 30 — or even at the Toronto Film Festival, which opens Sept. 7.
“Mother!” is directed and produced by Darren Aronofsky through his Protozoa Pictures banner along with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel. It co-stars Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kristin Wiig, Domnhall Gleeson, and Ed Harris, in addition to Lawrence.
Lawrence and Bardem portray a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
- Dave McNary
Noah Hawley Developing Doctor Doom Movie for Fox
At the end of a Comic-Con panel for “Legion” Thursday, Hawley announced that he was developing a new film at Fox — one he would say just two words about. “I’ll just say two words. The first one is Doctor and the next one is Doom,” he said.
More to come.
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- Daniel Holloway
Zoey Deutch to Co-Star With Johnny Depp in Im Global’s ‘Richard Says Goodbye’ (Exclusive)
Wayne Roberts is writing and directing the pic with Im Global financing. Producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik and Im Global president of production Greg Shapiro, with Stuart Ford and Depp executive producing.
Judge Tosses Part of Tmg’s Lawsuit Against Johnny Depp
The dramedy follows a college professor who lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Deutch will play his daughter in the pic, and production is already underway.
This is a major gig for Deutch, whose star has been on the rise since breaking out in her first starring role earlier this year in Open Road’s “Before I Fall.” She »
- Justin Kroll
‘Purge 4’ Finds Director in ‘Burning Sands’ Filmmaker Gerard McMurray
McMurray’s feature directorial debut “Burning Sands” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. The film chronicles the brutal hazing process at an all-black university. McMurray also produced and co-wrote “Burning Sands.”
All three films center on America having devolved into a culture where murder is legal for one night every year. The franchise’s producers are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum; Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller »
- Dave McNary
Anna Faris-Eugenio Derbez Comedy ‘Overboard’ Lands April Release
Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, and Edward Herrmann starred in the 1987 original directed by Garry Marshall. Hawn played a selfish heiress who got amnesia when she fell off her yacht, while Russell portrayed a carpenter who ultimately fell in love with her.
The original movie has been re-imagined with a reversal of the leading roles. The story now focuses on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families, portrayed by Derbez, who falls overboard off his yacht. He’s then convinced by Faris’ single, working-class mom that he is her husband. Eva Longoria also stars. »
- Dave McNary
New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Trailer Teases Everything Coming Together
A new Game of Thrones trailer released today at San Diego Comic Con has brought the hype for the rest of this shortened season, expanding on scenes first teased in the "Stormborn" preview. And while I have enjoyed every season of Game of Thrones (even when things got shaky in the middle there), the reward of seeing so many of these disparate plot lines come together at the end of Season 6 and into Season 7 has been really fantastic to watch unfold. Case in point: When Jon references Daenerys and her dragons, I mean, guys it has taken a … »
- Allison Keene
Syfy Acquires ‘Con Man,’ Adding the Emmy-Nominated Independent Comedy To Its Lineup — Exclusive
The Emmy-nominated, record-breaking independent online comedy “Con Man” has found a new home, one that producers deem a perfect fit: Syfy. The network announced Friday during the show’s Comic-Con panel that it had acquired both seasons of the “Con Man,” which will premiere on television this September.
The Alan Tudyk series is a somewhat fictionalized version of his experiences as a well-known sci-fi actor who attends a lot of fan conventions. This is big news not just for fans of “Con Man,” but for anyone fascinated by the evolution of the concept of independent television.
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“Con Man” was born in 2015 via a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign launched by Tudyk, his fellow “Firefly” star Nathan Fillion and producer P.J. Haarsma. Over two seasons the show has featured a huge cast from the fan convention world, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
‘Game of Thrones’ Couples, Fandom, and Deaths: 7 Things We Learned from This Year’s Comic-Con Panel
With one episode of Season 7 already out, the “Game of Thrones” Comic-Con panel was bound to be a close-lipped affair. Twelve episodes remain overall, and no one is eager to have any of the few remaining moments spoiled.
But the group in San Diego — including Isaac Hempstead Wright, John Bradley, Natalie Emmanuel, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Jacob Anderson, Conleth Hill, Alfie Allen, and Gwendoline Christie — had to say something during their hour in Hall H, and Kristian “Hodor” Naim’s moderation did draw out a few choice secrets. Here’s what we learned about Season 7, the final year, and more:
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It took just one photo for the “Game of Thrones” fandom to find their new favorite couple in Westeros, and the first question of »
- Ben Travers
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