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Marvel Honcho Kevin Feige Hints ‘Captain Marvel’ Will Lead to Fourth ‘Avengers’ Film
Marvel Studios President and producer Kevin Feige has offered hints long suspected in fanboy circles, suggesting the upcoming “Captain Marvel” will lead into a fourth “Avengers” film. In an interview with Indie Wire, Feige discussed the plan moving forward after the fourth “Avengers” film and how the Captain Marvel film will play a big role in bringing the current story to a close. “We’re really focusing on ‘Captain Marvel’ and the work that Anna and Ryan are doing,” said the Marvel honcho. “It’s going to be a big part of heading towards this epic conclusion and epic finale »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Uber Sexual Harassment Movie in the Works With Susan Fowler
Good Universe is teaming up with Susan Fowler, who exposed Uber’s sexual harassment problems, for a movie about her experience at the company.
Fowler disclosed the ride-share company’s problems in a Feb. 19 blog post titled “Reflecting on One Very, Very Strange Year at Uber.” The post led to an internal investigation and CEO Travis Kalanick’s resignation.
Fowler wrote in her post, “When I joined Uber, the organization I was part of was over 25% women. By the time I was trying to transfer to another eng organization, this number had dropped down to less than 6%. Women were transferring out of the organization, and those who couldn’t transfer were quitting or preparing to quit. There were two major reasons for this: there was the organizational chaos, and there was »
- Dave McNary
‘Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp To Star In ‘Abe’ From Director Fernando Grostein Andrade
Exclusive: Noah Schnapp, of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, has been tapped for the title role in Abe, an indie drama that tells the story of Abraham, a 12-year-old boy who loves to cook. Brazilian director Fernando Grostein Andrade (Wandering Heart, Quebrando o Tabu) is attached to direct the film, which is shooting in New York. Seu Jorge (City of God) and Mark Margolis (Breaking Bad) co-star. Spray Filmes and Gullan are producing the pic while Fj Productions (Like… »
‘Hunting Ground’ Filmmakers to Make Hollywood Sexual Assault Documentary
Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering announced on Monday that their next documentary will tackle systemic sexual abuse in Hollywood, continuing their look into sexual abuse that began with their 2015 film, “The Hunting Ground.” “Documentaries, more than any other medium, bring an intensely moving investigative lens to controversial subject matter,” said Kirby Dick. “What our film will capture, especially at this pivotal turning point in Hollywood history, is the underlying current of abuse and manipulation at the hands of power. Our film will also underscore the courage it takes to come forward and be a catalyst for »
- Jeremy Fuster
David Fincher Didn't Want the Stress of Directing a 'Star Wars' Film
The Oscar-nominated director was in the running to direct 2015's The Force Awakens (it ultimately went to J.J. Abrams), which he called a "plum assignment." But he recently told Empire on the Empire Film Podcast that he stayed clear of the project because he knew the stress would be too much.
“I can’t imagine the kind of intestinal fortitude one has to have following up the success of the last two or three,” Fincher told the podcast. “That’s a whole other level. One is that you »
- Ryan Parker
‘Paddington 2’ Producers Seek to Exit Distribution Deal With Weinstein Company
With the future of the Weinstein Company already uncertain, the backers of the family film “Paddington 2” are looking to sever distribution ties with the company, Variety has confirmed.
According to The Guardian, Heyday Films and French company StudioCanal, the co-producers of the film, feel that a movie that caters to children shouldn’t remain associated with the sex harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
TWC also distributed the first “Paddington” film in the U.S. through its TWC-Dimension label, where it grossed $76.3 million, making it one of the company’s highest-grossing movies. Bob Weinstein has referred to “Paddington 2” as a reason why TWC’s future is not completely dire, and if the contract is not terminated, “Paddington 2” may become TWC’s biggest hit since 2012’s “Django Unchained.” The film is set for release in November in the U.K. by StudioCanal and January in the U.S. via TWC-Dimension.
“TWC has had nothing to do with the making »
- Erin Nyren
Michael Mann Talks New Project ‘Comanche,’ Praises ‘Avatar’
Michael Mann doesn’t put projects in front of the camera, until they’re absolutely ready, but it doesn’t mean he’s some kind of Stanley Kubrick perfectionist. The director still has “Ferrari” brewing, and is at work on the TV series “Hue 1968,” however, there’s a couple more feature film projects cooking on the stove.
Stopping in Paris for the Lumière de Lyon Film Festival, the director spoke with Liberation and revealed he’s got an intriguing sounding western on his desk.
Continue reading Michael Mann Talks New Project ‘Comanche,’ Praises ‘Avatar’ at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
China Box Office: 'Kingsman 2' Wins Weekend With $40M, 'Never Say Die' Crosses $300M
Fox's spy sequel The Kingsman: Golden Circle debuted to a strong $40.3 million at the Chinese box office over the weekend.
That's a sizable improvement over the $22.5 million opening its predecessor, The Kingsman: The Secret Service, made in the Middle Kingdom in 2015.
The cheeky action-comedy, again directed by British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, dominated screen shares while also earning $3.5 million on Imax. Worldwide, Golden Circle has brought in $250.3 million from 61 markets.
Viewer reviews in China are mostly positive — the film holds an average score of 7.3 on Douban and 8.4 on Maoyan — suggesting a »
- Patrick Brzeski
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Script Is Almost Finished
James Gunn took to social media to announce that he's almost finished with the first draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 script. The second installment of the Guardians franchise came out right before the summer and is the third highest grossing movie of 2017, earning some big-time cash at a relatively quiet year for the box office as a whole. But as far as the McU is concerned, the attention is directed squarely on the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok (which has been compared to Guardians in terms of humor and soundtrack) and the almighty Avengers: Infinity War.
Though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was recently just released on Blu-ray/DVD, director James Gunn took to Instagram early Friday morning, bedhead and all, to announce that he's just about finished with the first draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 script with 70 pages complete. Gunn had this to say.
"Yes the »
Drew Goddard Producing ‘Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow’ for Fox
The studio bought the movie rights last year in a preemptive deal. The Jessica Townsend novel will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on Oct. 31.
Translation rights to the middle-grade series have sold in 27 countries so far. Daria Cercek is overseeing the project for 20th Century Fox.
The title character has to deal with being born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born — meaning she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks along with being doomed to die at midnight on her 11th birthday. But she’s then whisked away by a remarkable man named Jupiter North to a secret, magical city called Nevermoor — where she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, if she is »
- Dave McNary
‘Dora The Explorer’ Live-Action Pic In The Works At Paramount Players With Nick Stoller, Platinum Dunes
Deadline has confirmed that a Dora the Explorer live action movie is in the works at Paramount Players for a 2019 release. The label at the studio is devoted to producing films derived from the Viacom flagship brands, including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Bet. Micheal Bay’s Platinum Dunes label and his partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing with Neighbors and Storks director Nick Stoller working on the script. Dora the Explorer will center around Dora… »
Heroes: Will ‘The Punisher’ Release Date Make an Impact on ‘Justice League’ Box Office?
On this 187th episode of Heroes (October 23, 2017), Jon Schnepp is joined by Amy Dallen and Robert Meyer Burnett to bring you news from the world of Heroes and Villains and answer your Twitter questions which include: Thor: Ragnarok rocks critics! Shazam hits theaters on April 5th 2019 The Punisher goes head to head with Justice League. Can we expect more battles for viewers's minds and money in the future? Jon has launched the first comic book of his own comic book universe. Go to Kickstarter after this show and get it. Kickstarter link https://tinyurl.com/ybqb45ca … »
- Collider Video
‘Hunting Ground’ Filmmakers Working on Hollywood Sexual Assault Documentary
The exposé will examine abuse and cover-ups within the entertainment industry and focus on the behavior of “predatory perpetrators,” such as Harvey Weinstein. The project will also explore the culture that enables and protects them, provide a safe place for survivors to share their stories, and profile the many emerging voices for change.
An Oct. 5 New York Times report detailed Weinstein’s settlements in at least eight harassment cases, leading to multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and launching criminal investigations. Weinstein’s reps have denied that the sexual activity was non-consensual.
Dick received Academy Award nominations for 2005’s “Twist of Faith” and 2012’s “The Invisible War.” Ziering was nominated for an Oscar for producing “The Invisible War,” which deals with sexual assault in the military. Dick and Ziering then teamed on the 2014 campus rape documentary “The Hunting Ground.”
- Dave McNary
‘World of Tomorrow Episode 2’ Trailer Brings You The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts
One of the best films of 2015 was only 17 minutes long. Don Hertzfeldt‘s brilliant, funny, heartbreaking animated short World of Tomorrow packed more nuance and emotion into its brief running time than most feature length films, and received an Oscar nomination in the process. Now Hertzfeldt is returning to the World of Tomorrow with World of Tomorrow […]
- Chris Evangelista
‘World of Tomorrow Chapter 2′ Trailer Teases Don Hertzfeldt’s New Sci-Fi Masterpiece
In my time reviewing movies here on Collider, I have only ever given one A+ rating to a film. That film is World of Tomorrow Chapter Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts, Don Hertzfeldt's incredible follow-up to his mind-bending, soul-crushing animated short, World of Tomorrow. Appropriately, this new teaser is all about telling you how damn amazing this movie is without actually showing you much from the film. Back in 2015, the sci-fi short took home the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and went on to earn an Oscar nomination, not to mention a … »
- Haleigh Foutch
‘Stranger Things 2’ is a Completely Different Experience Than Season 1 Because of Everything Off-Screen
“Stranger Things” was a slow-growing phenomenon. “Stranger Things 2” will be a three-day event. So whether you like the new episodes or not, “Things” has changed.
Like the blockbuster sequel to a surprise indie hit, budget isn’t the only difference since the world first discovered the little Netflix-show-that-could in 2016. Season 2 will be absorbed by our culture differently because it will be absorbed by individuals differently, and recognizing this fact before diving into “Stranger Things 2” is important for processing the nine new episodes.
Just think about one word: Barb. Before Season 1, Barb was just a shorter version of the formal “Barbara,” or perhaps a reference to a sharp retort. Now, Barb carries conflicting connotations for everyone who’s seen “Stranger Things”: There are Barb lovers, Barb haters, and those who never want to hear Barb’s name again because we can’t stop talking about Barb. The phenomenon that drove »
- Ben Travers
Antalya Festival: Juliette Lewis on Harvey Weinstein, Acting with Robert De Niro, ‘Natural Born Killers’
Antalya, Turkey — When asked whether she’s ever had trouble from along the lines of the alleged sexual assaults of Harvey Weinstein, Juliette Lewis said producers were too frightened of her, even at age 18, to try anything.
“I scared everyone,” she told fans at the Antalya Film Fest. “Even at 15, people thought I might blow their head off. It’s a good power to have.”
Speaking to an audience who had just seen “Cape Fear,” the 1991 Martin Scorsese film that launched her career, Lewis added, “In any field, it’s nice when things get revealed. It’s important for any line of work that people get found out for their crimes.”
Having received the key to the city from Antalya’s mayor at the fest’s opening gala Saturday, Lewis reflected on the many lessons she gleaned from filming with Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte and Robert Mitchum.
“I was 18 when I did ‘Cape Fear’ but I’m playing »
- John Hopewell
’Star Trek: Discovery’: New Klingon Design Influenced by H.R. Giger and Bryan Fuller
The new design for the Klingons in “Star Trek: Discovery” has been polarizing with fans. Some are intrigued by the new take on the bellicose alien species, while others decry what they perceived to be flouting canon. On the most recent “After Trek,” lead creature designer Neville Page and prosthetics/special FX makeup effects department head Glenn Hetrick explained that Bryan Fuller, who has since departed the show, was a huge influence on what the revamped Klingons look like.
“The biggest thing we did was we removed the hair,” Page said, which allowed the prosthetics department to reveal “detail on the back of the head… and the cool stuff underneath.”
Read More:‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: The Surprises of ‘Lethe’ Include Friendly Replicators and Unfriendly Vulcans
Page also revealed the signature ridges contain extra sensory receptors, and the spinal column grows up the back of the head, which is full of nerve endings. »
- Hanh Nguyen
TV Bits: ‘Magnum P.I.’, New Mike Schur Sitcom, ‘Ray Donovan’ Season 6, ‘Lady Dynamite’ Season 2 Trailer
In this edition of TV Bits: There’s a Magnum P.I. reboot in the works at CBS Amazon Pilot Season 2017 announced Mike Schur is developing a Mexican-American family sitcom with Shea Serrano Ray Donovan renewed for season 6 A trailer for Lady Dynamite season 2 A first look at Wgn America’s Bellevue Magnum P.I., the show that made Hawaiian shirts […]
The post TV Bits: ‘Magnum P.I.’, New Mike Schur Sitcom, ‘Ray Donovan’ Season 6, ‘Lady Dynamite’ Season 2 Trailer appeared first on /Film. »
- Chris Evangelista
Kit Harington Apologizes For Those Pesky Comments About Men Experiencing Sexism
It appears Kit Harington has been boning up on his feminist literature. The “Game of Thrones” star retracted and apologized for an earlier statement about men experiencing “sexism” in the entertainment industry. “[T]here’s a sexism that happens towards men…as well,” Harington told The Cut last year, prompting the ire of feminist writers and Jon Snow fans everywhere. Harington recently set the record straight, however, amending his statement with what sounds like genuine understanding and empathy.
“I was wrong there, though,” he told The Guardian. “Sexism against men is not something I should have really said. I think what I meant was, being objectified.” He continued:
“At that time, I did feel objectified… I do think men can get objectified. I do feel I have been objectified in the past, »
- Jude Dry
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