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Joss Whedon To Guide ‘Justice League’ As Zack Snyder Deals With Family Tragedy

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The superhero wars, the constant pitting of Marvel versus DC Films, doesn’t seem abate in the social media sphere, as both sides lob fiery tirades about why their team is better than the other. But let’s face it, these are just movies, and while that’s not to diminish the talents involved or the passion of the creatives, the responsibilities and realities of real life are always the number one priority, and today comes a bracing reminder of that fact.

Continue reading Joss Whedon To Guide Post-Production, Direct Additional Scenes For ‘Justice League’ As Zack Snyder Deals With Family Tragedy at The Playlist. »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Resident Evil’ Franchise Reboot: James Wan On Board To Produce From Greg Russo Script

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Exclusive: More details are leaking out on the Resident Evil franchise reboot. James Wan has come aboard to produce the first of the Resident Evil reboots from a script by Greg Russo, we’re hearing and it will have an entirely new cast. Russo wrote Mortal Kombat and Wan is known for producing the box office coups Lights Out, Annabelle and Saw, to name a few. The Wan brandname is a strong one and should give a boost to the reboot. Also producing are Constantin Film and… »


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A meme come true: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o to star in film based on tweet

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Selma director Ava DuVernay will direct film for Netflix after joke movie pitch about photo of stars goes viral, with a script from Insecure breakout Issa Rae

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are set to star in a buddy movie for director Ava DuVernay after a tweet of the two went viral.

The Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-nomimnated actor were pictured together at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014, which was then used as part of a joke movie pitch on Twitter in April.

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Does ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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Although it’s been six long years since Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow hit the big screen, he returns May 26 in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” And what’s more, audiences who stick around to the very end of the credits will see a bonus scene — one that also teases a possible sixth installment in the fantasy adventure franchise. (The studio has not slated another installment.) “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” directed by series newcomers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, features returning stars Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom as well as newcomers like Javier Bardem, »


- Thom Geier

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'Angry Birds Movie' Sequel Set for 2019 Release

9 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sony is set for a second Angry Birds Movie.

Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment announced that a sequel to last year's animated film will hit theaters on Sept. 20, 2019, a release date coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the original mobile gaming app. It will open ahead of Universal's animated adventure Everest and a Warner Bros. event film, both of which debut the following week.

Thurop Van Orman will make his feature directorial debut with the followup,  as the flightless birds and scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level. John Rice, who served as lead storyboard artist on The Angry Birds »


- Ashley Lee

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‘Spider-Man’ Star Tom Holland to Play Young Nathan Drake in Sony’s ‘Uncharted’ Franchise

9 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Tom Holland is attached to another major Sony franchise, joining Shawn Levy‘s “Uncharted,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Shawn Levy is directing the film in which Holland is set to star as the young thief Nathan Drake. The film will take its inspiration from a sequence in the third version of the famous video game, in which Drake first meets professional rogue, Sullivan. Sony is yet to find a writer for the screenplay. Producers include Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Why ‘Dangal’s’ Triumph in China Could Be a Game-Changer For India

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Indian drama “Dangal” crossed the $100-million mark at the Chinese box office Saturday, becoming the biggest foreign-language film of all time in China and reshaping perceptions of the movie market in the world’s most populous nation.

The film opened May 5, going head to head with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and coming second to the Hollywood superhero movie in its first weekend. But as “Guardians” lost momentum, “Dangal” picked up speed and screens.

This week, its third on release and second at the top of the chart, “Dangal” overtook “Your Name,” the Japanese animated smash hit that scored $82 million (RMB566 million) in China last year. “Dangal,” with more than $113 million (RMB780 million,) has now made more in China than in India.

“‘Dangal’ tells us that an Indian film done well can not only release in China, but be the No. 1. ‘Dangal’ tells us that there is no glass ceiling, »


- Patrick Frater

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Jordan Peele’s New Social Thriller Set for 2019 by Universal

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After signing Jordan Peele to a first-look deal following the success of his directorial debut, “Get Out,” Universal has dated his next film for March 15, 2019.

Currently untitled, the movie’s plot details are being kept under wraps. Peele will write, direct, and produce the social thriller based on his original idea.

The pic will face stiff competition from Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel,” which opens the week before, and Millie Bobby Brown’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” which launches the following week.

Get Out” opened at the top of the domestic box office in February, and the thriller has since become both a commercial and critical success, grossing almost $230 million worldwide. Under his new deal, Peele will also produce a wide range of movies for the studio through his Monkeypaw Productions, including several micro-budget projects with Jason Blum, »


- Justin Kroll

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Failure To Launch: ‘War Machine’ Starring Brad Pitt Is A Major Misfire [Review]

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You’ve heard the refrain from filmmakers before: making a movie is like going off to war. The director leads the troops, his actors are soldiers on the battlefield, and everyone leaves their loved ones behind for months. The crucial key to the battle plan is a vision and the unswerving belief in that ideal in the face of all odds and obstacles. For filmmakers, faith in what you’re doing — as you take the plunge and jump off the cliff to make a movie — is everything.

Continue reading Failure To Launch: ‘War Machine’ Starring Brad Pitt Is A Major Misfire [Review] at The Playlist. »


- Rodrigo Perez

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Hounds of Love review – savagely intense Australian horror is the scariest film of the year

35 minutes ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In a directorial debut comparable to The Babadook or Snowtown, the foul and fetid psychological energy clings like an unshakeable dream

Perth-born writer/director Ben Young launches his feature film career like a bat out of hell with the bone-chilling horror-thriller Hounds of Love, a savagely intense and frightening tale of suburban sickos that is hands down the scariest movie you’ll see this year. By contrast, it makes the recent, racially charged water cooler horror hit Get Out look like something you watch with grandma after tea and scones.

Australian cinema’s new enfant terrible (soon, inevitably, to be snapped up by Hollywood) cut his teeth on music videos, including a zombie-infused love story for the John Butler Trio. Hounds of Love is a tough watch but Young’s direction is not gratuitous – given how high impact the film is, it’s surprising how much of the action takes place off-frame. »

- Luke Buckmaster

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TV Talk: ‘The Witcher’ Series Coming to Netflix; First Trailer for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

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Plus, reviews for 'The Leftovers' and 'Twin Peaks.' »

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Sam Mendes in Early Talks to Direct ‘Pinocchio’ Live-Action Reboot

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Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Pinocchio.”

Sources close to Mendes say this it is premature and that the director has not fully committed to coming on board yet. Mendes has not been able to have a full sit down on the project due to his commitment to his West End play “The Ferryman”, which is currently in production.

Peter Hedges penned the script.

Mendes will no longer direct the “James and the Giant Peach” remake for Disney, which he was attached to less than a year ago.

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The original, 1940 animated film “Pinocchio” was based on Carlo Collodi’s 1883 children’s book, “The Adventures of Pinocchio,” about a puppet and a poor woodcarver. “Pinocchio” was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, following 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” but »


- Justin Kroll

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The Works Boards Sundance’s ‘L.A. Times,’ Spy Thriller ‘The White Rabbit’

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Worldwide sales rights to relationship drama “L.A. Times” have been picked up by The Works International, which is introducing the film and also upcoming World War II spy thriller “The White Rabbit” to buyers at Cannes.

L.A. Times” (pictured) premiered at Sundance this year. The film is from writer-director-star Michelle Morgan (“Girl Most Likely”).

Variety‘s review said that “L.A. Times” explores the lives of three thirtysomething Angelenos “with a heavy dose of Whit Stillman and sprinklings of Woody Allen, Noah Baumbach, and Lena Dunham, among others.”

The Works is also kicking off global sales of “The White Rabbit,” which is loosely based on the British spy who partly inspired the creation of James Bond, and follows the British Secret Service’s covert operation in occupied France. Filming begins early next year for delivery in winter 2018 and global release in early 2019.

Torquil Deacon and Tom Radcliffe penned the screenplay.

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- Stewart Clarke

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Sam Mendes May Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’

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The James Bond director is in early talks for the live-action adaptation. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Superhero Bits: Agents of Shield Season 5 Premiere, Ron Perlman Comments on Hellboy Reboot & More

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Who are the best fighters in Injustice 2 and what can you expect from the first downloadable content? When will the fifth season of Agents of Shield debut on ABC? What did Ron Perlman have to say about David Harbour becoming Hellboy? What cameo is Arrow star Stephen Amell teasing in the season finale? Does […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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