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Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’ Movie Won’t Have Much Spawn In It
It’s been twenty years since “Spawn” stalked the big screen, and fans have been waiting for the character to return in an adaptation more suited to its comic book origins. Well, it’s finally happening, with none other than creator Todd MacFarlane himself making his directorial debut, with horror shingle Blumhouse backing the picture. Sounds pretty good, but the MacFarlane’s movie might not feature much of the title character at all.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Harold Ramis' Daughter Addresses 'Ghostbusters 3' Possibly Including a CG Egon
Reitman made the comment while discussing possible projects in a panel related to the beloved franchise, which included "wonderful plans for an animated feature that we're deep in design on already and a really great story ... And of course a new live-action film. I am not giving any more secrets," he said.
Screen Rant reported that Reitman was asked during the panel if any consideration was given to creating a CG version of any »
- Ryan Parker
John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church join 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'
Principal photography underway in Savannah, Georgia.
The film directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz centres on Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome who has been confined to live in a retirement home for most of his life.
One day he breaks out and takes to the road to try to find his hero, a retired wrestler named The Salt Water Redneck. Along the way Zak experiences adventure and danger, and joins forces with a desperado crab fisherman and a kind nurse.
Armory Films’ Tim Zajaros and Christopher Lemole are producing and financing the film, alongside Bona Fide Productions’ Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, T Bone Burnett, Lije Sarki, and David Thies. Burnett will also »
New James Bond Movie Set for 2019 Release, No Word on Daniel Craig
James Bond is heading back to movie theaters with or without Daniel Craig.
Franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of Eon Productions, announced that the 25th James Bond film will hit the U.S. on November 8, 2019. It rollout in Europe one week prior, in keeping with tradition.
More to come. Read the full announcement from Eon:
Producers Michael G. »
- Matt Donnelly
Universal Hits $4 Billion in 2017 Worldwide Box Office, Led by ‘Fate of the Furious’
Universal noted Monday that it’s the first studio to hit this milestone in 2017. It’s taken in $1.265 billion domestically and $2.791 billion internationally so far this year.
“The Fate of the Furious” set the mark in April for the biggest global opening of all time ($542 million) and the biggest international opening ever ($443.2 million). The film has gone on to gross more than $1.239 billion worldwide and is only the sixth film in history to cross $1 billion at the international box office. At $392 million, “Fate of the Furious” is the highest grossing foreign film of all time in China.
Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3” has grossed more than $732.5 million globally. The »
- Dave McNary
‘Justice League,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Among Most Tweeted Topics at Comic-Con
As a mecca for fans of franchises ranging from Marvel to “Star Trek,” it’s no surprise that San Diego Comic-Con’s output of teasers, panels, and meet and greets would foster an explosion of tweets. Topping this year’s outpouring of excitement with the most tweets were properties that revealed new trailers or are supported by obsessive fandoms.
Marvel’s pantheon of offerings was pushed out by DC’s “Justice League” as the most-tweeted about movie, followed by “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Kingsman.” Warner Bros. released an Sdcc-exclusive “Justice League” trailer, which may have prompted the tweets.
New ‘Black Panther’ Footage Gets Standing Ovation at Comic-Con
As for television, MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” with its massive following, beat out The CW’s “Supernatural,” “Arrow,” ABC’s “Once Upon A Time,” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead” as the most-tweeted show. The series’s main star, Dylan O’Brien, »
- Erin Nyren
‘Justice League’ Extensive Reshoots Causing Headaches for Star Schedules (Exclusive)
The studio, which had no comment on the scheduling trouble, is spending approximately $25 million on extensive reshoots that have dragged on for roughly two months in London and Los Angeles, according to multiple insiders. Like “The Avengers,” “Justice League” centers on a group of superheroes who band together to save the world. The ensemble nature of the comic book movie, and the fact that its cast includes several of the most in-demand actors working in Hollywood today, is creating scheduling headaches that have prolonged the shooting.
It’s standard for big Hollywood movies to schedule a few weeks of pick-up work, but the cost and time allotted to the work on “Justice League” is raising some eyebrows. Reshoots, or additional photography, to »
- Justin Kroll and Brent Lang
C.C.H. Pounder Returning for 'Avatar' Sequels
In the 2009 sci-fi fantasy, Pounder played the Omatikaya Clan's tsahik, or spiritual leader.
Oona Chaplin is one of the few newcomers joining the four follow-ups.
Avatar 2 will open wide on December 18, 2020, with subsequent movies coming out in December 2021, 2024 and 2025.
- Mia Galuppo
Sarah Paulson Joins M. Night Shyamalan Thriller 'Glass'
Sarah Paulson has signed on for M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Glass. The American Horror Story actress joins James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, who already have boarded the Universal film.
Written by Shyamalan, Glass is a sequel to the writer-director's 2000 thriller Unbreakable, which centered on a man (Willis) who learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.
The film has been dated by Universal for Jan. 18, 2019.
Shyamalan announced the news in a tweet, writing: "Incredibly fortunate to round out our iconic »
- Tatiana Siegel
‘Wonder Woman’ Becomes Top-Grossing Summer Film as Warner Bros. Crosses $1 Billion Domestically
On the same day Warner Bros. wowed fans with trailers for “Justice League” and “Ready Player One” at Comic-Con, “Wonder Woman” passed “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” to become the highest domestic-grossing film of the summer. In addition, the estimated $50.5 million opening for Christopher Nolan’s WWII film “Dunkirk” has pushed WB past the $1 billion domestic mark for the 17th consecutive year, a streak longer than any other in Hollywood. “Wonder Woman” grossed an estimated $4.6 million in its eighth weekend in theaters, bringing its domestic total to $389 million. “Wonder Woman” has shown incredible staying power, currently holding »
- Jeremy Fuster
Sylvester Stallone Once Again Hints That Ivan Drago — or His Son — Will Appear in ‘Creed 2’
Sylvester Stallone’s Instagram has become to go-to spot for updates on “Creed II.” After teasing that Ivan Drago will return in the sequel to Ryan Coogler’s “Rocky” spinoff and that the “sins of the father” will be a factor as well, Sly more or less confirmed that a Drago will appear — though it may not be the original.
“Just Done …. if you are curious , around 439 handwritten pages translates into about a 120 page typed screenplay…#writers cramp #rockybalboa #drago #adoniscreed #MGM,” he wrote alongside a picture of the notebook that apparently contains the handwritten screenplay for “Creed II.” That second hashtag is of the most interest to viewers ready to see Dolph Lundgren reprise his role as the fierce Russian boxer who kills Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in the ring.
Read MoreSylvester Stallone Pays Tribute to ‘Rocky »
- Michael Nordine
Henry Cavill Comments On Superman's 'Justice League' Absence, Jokes About Missing Comic-Con
Henry Cavill continued to tease Justice League fans about Superman's seeming absence in the upcoming superhero epic when he took to Instagram on Saturday to share a look at the film's new trailer, released during San Diego Comic-Con.
The 34-year-old star posted the awesome new trailer with the caption, "All in! Well, almost."
Momoa and his Jl co-stars -- Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher -- were all together at the San Diego Convention Center over the weekend, to promote the film at the Warner Bros. panel and meet fans at the massive pop culture event -- but Cavill was not spotted among them.
In response to Momoa's comment, Cavill cryptically »
Why Directors Are This Summer’s Biggest Stars
While movie stars continue to fade at the box office, directors are having their day in the sun. “Dunkirk’s” $50 million opening weekend is just the latest indication that the spotlight may be shifting from actors to filmmakers, even for blockbusters and summer popcorn fare.
Star-driven films like Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s “The House,” Scarlett Johansson’s “Rough Night,” Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy,” Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” and Charlie Hunnam’s “King Arthur” all failed to deliver audiences to movie theaters. The directors were the focus of the buzz on Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” earlier this year, and more recently for Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” and Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” Even comic book tentpoles and sequels like “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” directed by Jon Watts, and Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” succeeded with lesser-known leads taking on properties with troubled pasts, thanks »
- Justin Kroll
WGA West Members Facing Higher Health Care Costs
Members of the Writers Guild of America West will face higher health costs next year, the guild’s leaders have told members.
The changes are due to concessions that the guild made in its negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in order to shore up its health plan, which had been running at a deficit. The two sides reached a deal less than an hour before the contract expired on May 1.
David A. Goodman Running Unopposed for WGA West Presidency
“Our Mba deal includes both contribution increases from our employers and an agreement by the Guild to cut costs,” the missive said. “Basically, the companies agreed to increase contributions by $30 million annually and we agreed to make cuts that yield $7 million in savings annually. Now »
- Dave McNary
2017 Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Predictions
Louie Anderson won this category last year. Tony Hale won two out of the past four years. Ty Burrell won in 2011 and 2014. None of that matters because Alec Baldwin is taking this easily for his iconic performance as Donald Trump on “SNL.” You can even expect a Trump tweet about it is already ready to go. [Posted July 24]
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Continue reading 2017 Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Predictions at The Playlist. »
- Gregory Ellwood
2017 Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Predictions
Will the fact there are three actresses in this category from “SNL” cancel each other out? Not likely. Kate McKinnon should repeat her 2016 win easily. If she falters look for the very deserving Judith Light to add an Emmy to those two Tonys and that Daytime Emmy Award already on her mantle. [Posted July 24]
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
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- Gregory Ellwood
Tommy Dewey & Francois Arnaud To Star In Marc Carlini’s ‘She’s In Portland’
Exclusive: Causal star Tommy Dewey and Francois Arnaud are attached to star in Marc Carlini's written-directed indie film She’s In Portland, which Carlini is producing under his Tilt/Shift Films banner. It centers on two 30-something guys who, after a college reunion, decide to take a road trip up the California coast to find Maggie, the one that got away. Dewey plays Wes, a charismatic, east coast banker grappling with a stressful home life and a marriage that’s gone… »
2017 Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie Emmy Predictions
This category is very, very interesting. Emmy voters rewarded great performances that might not have made the cut, Jackie Hoffman, as well as longtime favorites such as Regina King (the winner in this category the past two years) and Judy Davis (12-time nominee, three-time winner including twice in this category). But, Laura Dern is now a six-time nominee who has never won and Michelle Pfieffer is a first-timer who falls into the legendary category with the ladies in the lead version of this category.
Continue reading 2017 Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie Emmy Predictions at The Playlist. »
- Gregory Ellwood
2017 Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie Emmy Predictions
This is another tough category which almost any of the nominees could win (do you detect a theme?). We’re going with our gut here that “Feud’s” Alfred Molina pulls it out, but his co-star Stanley Tucci and “Big Little Lies'” Alexander Skarsgard are right in the mix. [Posted July 24]
Outstanding Supporting Actor a Limited Series or TV Movie
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- Gregory Ellwood
Comic-Con 2017 Winners & Losers: ‘Westworld,’ ‘Archer,’ Halle Berry, ‘Mr. Robot’ and More
The anticipation that surrounds the lead-up to the San Diego Comic-Con is always intriguing, because there’s a legitimate potential for things to fall apart. You can’t always anticipate how fans will react to big reveals or changes, not to mention new properties that are hoping to gain traction with the convention’s geek-inclined audience.
Read MoreComic-Con Stunts Prove That The Future of Entertainment Isn’t Technology, But Live Interaction
In this week’s Very Good Television Podcast, Liz and Ben are joined by IndieWire executive editor Michael Schneider, as the three of them spent the last several days running around San Diego (literally) to check out all of the excitement to be had at Comic-Con.
While there was so much to experience — in the podcast above, the trio mentions a ton of things they enjoyed over the course of the convention — there were even more notable winners and losers. »
- Liz Shannon Miller and Ben Travers
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