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Hannibal Is Taking Steps Towards A New Movie

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Bryan Fuller's brilliant Hannibal series might have come to an end on television this past weekend, but it's possible that we have not yet seen the end of the show's impressive continuity. As we learned back during San Diego Comic-Con, one of the options being pursued for the future of the story is the idea of making a big screen movie - and apparently producers are already out talking to people about making that idea a reality. With the Hannibal series finale airing last night on NBC, The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with Bryan Fuller about the show's present, past and future, and it was during the conversation that the showrunner revealed progress for a possible feature follow-up to the series' three season run. At this stage, executive producer Martha De Laurentiis is apparently looking into financing for the project, and Fuller already has a specific idea of the »

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Weekend Box Office: Straight Outta Compton Three-peats, We Are Your Friends Bombs

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Straight Outta Compton enjoyed a third weekend as number one movie, earning its three-peat not so much on staying power but a lack of anything better showing up to compete. Religious drama War Room was the weekend's highest per-theater earner, banking almost $10,000 per screen, but given its limited release, sales only added up to $11 million. That wasn't enough to topple Compton which dropped a normal 50% from last weekend, adding #13 million to its now $134 million total. No Escape didn't have a built in audience to play to like War Room, or if it did (does Owen Wilson have a fan club?) they didn't show up to help the movie off to a good start. With an $8 million opening it managed a weak fourth place debut. In a bid to milk as much summer revenue as it can out of its newest and goldeniest cash cow, Universal almost re-doubled the number of »

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Boarderlands Video Game Is Getting A Movie, Get The Details

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With Hitman: Agent 47 having only made $15 million in its first two weeks of release here in America, now doesn't exactly seem like the best time to be announcing new projects based on video games. That, however, doesn't seem to be stopping the folks over at Lionsgate, as they are now working alongside Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Gearbox Software to make a big screen adaptation of the title Borderlands. Lionsgate officially announced the project via a press release, noting that the movie is being developed as a tent-pole feature that has Spider-Man producers Avi and Ari Arad attached to shepherd the project. A first-person shooter available to play on both Playstation and XBox consoles and PCs, the Borderlands series launched in 2009 and has produced two direct sequels: Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! To date, more than 26 million copies have been sold around the world. Not to be confused with »

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The Richard Pryor Biopic Is Stacking Its Cast With Stars

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The upcoming Richard Pryor biopic has been in development for a very long time, but now is finally starting to really get its wheels in motion. Having found its lead actor more than a year ago, the project is getting around to building its ensemble, and this weekend has begun stacking its lineup with big names. Deadline says that the Weinstein Company is just about ready to grant the greenlight to the untitled Richard Pryor biopic, and director Lee Daniels is doing what he can casting-wise to convince the studio its the right call. If all goes according to plan, production will start up next year, and it looks like it will move forward with a lot of big names attached... To start off with the actor assigned the role of Richard Pryor himself, the project has Mike Epps set to perform as the legendary comedian. Given the actor's background, »

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Who Josh Brolin Is Most Excited For Thanos To Face Off In Infinity War

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The Mad Titan Thanos has faced off against numerous heavy-hitters of the Marvel Universe since his first appearance in 1973. With Josh Brolin primed and ready to take on the entire heroic roster of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Infinity War, just which hero is he most excited to take on? Brolin recently spoke to MTV News about his impending battle with Earth.s mightiest heroes as well as the villain.s egalitarian tendency towards their destruction, I don.t have a favorite because it.s me against all of them. I think the entirety is what I.m most looking forward to. Each and every one. I.m bringing the wrath. Now if those words aren.t enough to get any comic book fan excited about what Marvel.s Phase 3 has to offer, then I sincerely don.t know what will. The answer also provides of scale with regards »

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Michael Jordan's Space Jam Uniform Is Auctioning For A Crazy Amount Of Money

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Any kid who grew up in the '90s will tell you that Space Jam played an integral role in their childhood, and elevated Michael Jordan from basketball superstar to cinematic hero. Now, the uniform worn by Jordan as leader of the "Tune Squad" will go up for auction on October 1 . but good luck affording it. According to Sporting News, online auctioneer Invaluable will auction off the actual uniform worn by the former star of the Chicago Bulls during the climax of the 1996 film, and bidding will begin at a whopping $10,000. Description of the items up for auction is as follows: Screen worn complete basketball uniform including (1) Xl Ais brand mesh, red, white and blue-trimmed sports jersey with .Tunesquad. logo on the front and signature number '23' emblazoned on the back and (1) matching pair of size 38 shorts. Worn in the climactic showdown between Michael Jordan.s .Tune Squad. and »

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Wait, Is An Iron Giant Sequel Actually Happening? Here's What Vin Diesel Says

29 August 2015 3:12 PM, PDT

Although it did not make much of an impression at the box office, 1999.s tearjerker The Iron Giant has developed a strong cult following in the sixteen years since its release. Now, The Iron Giant himself, Vin Diesel, has some encouraging words for the fans that have long clamored for a sequel. On his Facebook page, Vin Diesel recently posted a trailer for the upcoming release The Iron Giant Signature Edition. In the caption, he explains that the enormous alien robot remains one of his favorite roles he has ever undertaken, and that we should not be surprised if we see Warner Bros. decide to announce a follow up to Brad Bird's sentimental classic in the near future.     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js »

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This Dark Knight Fan Theory Puts The Joker As The Hero, And It Kind Of Works

29 August 2015 2:21 PM, PDT

The beauty of great film is that it when they end, they often leave room for debate as to what the audience has just witnessed. Seven years after its release, audiences continue to find new and intriguing ways to interpret the events in Christopher Nolan.s Batman epic The Dark Knight. According to a fan theory posited by Redditor Generalzee, Heath Ledger's Joker is actually the protagonist of the events that transpire in The Dark Knight. While he.s certainly unhinged, and leaves a trail of carnage in his wake, he does more to actually clean up the streets of Gotham City than Batman or Harvey Dent ever could. The theory reads: Entire sections of the city were closed off due to madness, organized crime ran rampant, and the majority of important city officials were wildly corrupt. The city even tolerated a renegade vigilante who ran around wearing a »

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Watch Hugh Jackman Surprise Wolverine's Biggest Fan In Emotional Video

29 August 2015 1:11 PM, PDT

We love superheroes; they entertain and astound us with their flamboyant personalities, incredible abilities, and feats of bravery. And every so often, an actor comes along who is just as much of a hero off screen as he is on. This time around Hugh Jackman stood out as the greatest hero. Check it out.     Sitting in the recording booth of Kiis 106.5 in Australia, 9-year-old Domenic, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, had been given the opportunity to go on the radio by the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The DJs Kyle and Jackie O begin discussing various superheroes, as the topic comes to Wolverine: Domenic.s favorite. Domenic explains that he loves the X-Men character because of his claws (replicas of which he even brought to the studio) and his ability to heal after near certain death. Eventually, the radio hosts decide to call up Jackman himself. Once on the phone, Domenic . unaware Jackman »

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The Chicken Soup For The Soul Movie Picked One Of The Worst Possible Release Dates

28 August 2015 7:41 PM, PDT

Usually, when plotting the release of your film, you want to use give your product, which you.ve spent a significant amount of time, effort, and capital to produce, every advantage you can get. Increasingly, there.s more and more competition for fewer and fewer audience members. Chicken Soup for the Soul, however, just made what appears to be a very counterintuitive move, scheduling its release up against what is sure to be one of the biggest movies of 2016. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chicken Soup for the Soul has set its release date as December 16, 2016. If that specific Friday some 16 months from now sounds familiar, that.s probably because it also happens to be the release date of the first of the standalone Star Wars Story films, the Gareth Edwards-directed Rogue One. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens looming on the horizon this December, hype for the »

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Woody Allen Already Replaced Bruce Willis With ...

28 August 2015 6:25 PM, PDT

So, Bruce Willis left the latest Woody Allen movie, and though initial reports say it was due to a scheduling conflict, the latest reports are that the Die Hard star got canned. But don't worry if you're super psyched for the neurotic auteur's next film and worried it might be delayed, because they already replaced Willis, and they landed a an A-lister to boot. According to a report from Deadline, the as-yet-untitled film has cast The Office and The 40-Year-Old Virgin star Steve Carell to take over for Bruce Willis. There's definitely a different style moving from one of these actors to the other. This will be Carell's second time teaming up with Allen, as he was also part of the director's 2004 romantic comedy-drama Melinda and Melinda. Though there is little in the way of details on this latest Woody Allen joint.he.s »

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Michael B. Jordan Will Follow Fantastic Four With Another Comic Book Movie

28 August 2015 5:20 PM, PDT

You might think that after Fantastic Four, which was a debacle on every level, those involved might want to steer away from comic book movies, at least for a while. That may be the case for some, but not for Michael B. Jordan, who played Johnny Storm in the ill-fated film, as he has set his sights on the comic book-based vampire comedy Blood Brothers, which sounds like it's going to be awesome. According to The Tracking Board, Jordan is in talks to take one of the two leads in Blood Brothers for MGM. He's up for the role of Tree in the film that is described as an "edgy two-hander." While the story does indeed originate on the pages of a comic book, that's where the similarities with Fantastic Four begin and end. This is not your typical superhero comic book we're talking about here. »

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Mel Gibson Continues To Stack His Cast For Hacksaw Ridge

28 August 2015 4:43 PM, PDT

The cast of Mel Gibson.s upcoming war epic Hacksaw Ridge continues to grow, and the production officially added Luke Bracy to its already all-star call sheet. Hacksaw Ridge portrays the true story of Desmond Doss, a solder in the Pacific Theater of World War II who became the first Conscientious Objector to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor. According to Deadline, Bracey joins the cast as a character named Smitty: a chest beating, gung-ho American GI who serves as a direct foil to the pacifistic Doss. As the story unfolds, the carnage of battle peels away the layers of both of these men, and they begin to see that, for all their differences, they have just as many similarities. Beginning during their stateside basic training, the plot of Hacksaw Ridge will follow Smitty and Doss.s unit . the 77th Sustainment Brigade . as they ship out to face the »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens' New Star Destroyer Has A Terrifying Name

28 August 2015 4:10 PM, PDT

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens this December, it jumps ahead 30 years after the end of Return of the Jedi. That.s a long time, and as we.re well aware of the pace at which technology evolves, things are bound to have changed quite a bit. And now we know that includes a new version of the Imperial Star Destroyer, and because that.s not scary enough on its own, it has a terrifying name to boot. Just a warning, we may get into Spoiler territory beyond this point. Just wanted you to know so you can plan accordingly. The folks at Star Wars 7 News got their hands on a photo from an upcoming Star Wars book called Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy. It.s one of the many Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens books coming out over the next few months. »

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Jk Rowling Fires Back At Claims Fantastic Beasts Is Too White

28 August 2015 2:20 PM, PDT

While fans of the magical world of Harry Potter are excited to return to that realm in the spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the casting has stirred up a bit of controversy. Set in New York in the 1920s, a veritable melting pot of a city, what we know of the cast is exclusively white, which has raised some eyebrows. Potter creator, and Beasts screenwriter, J.K. Rowling, has now chimed in, hoping to assuage these fears. An article in Hypable recently showed up and raised concerns about New York City, which was and still is a mixture of cultures from around the world, will be whitewashed, and others have expressed similar concerns. Rowling took to Twitter and said:   @Vividscarletsky Everyone in #FantasticBeasts is not white. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 25, 2015 While we don’t know all of the cast members just yet, »

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It Sounds Like Bruce Willis Was Fired By Woody Allen

28 August 2015 2:07 PM, PDT

Bruce Willis has indeed left the cast of Woody Allen’s upcoming film, but not for the reasons that we initially thought. While early reports indicated that Willis departed from the project as a result of scheduling conflicts with his participation in an adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery on Broadway, it has now come to light that director Woody Allen may have in fact fired the Die Hard star.  According to Hitfix, this news comes based off a Twitter excange between The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider and Tom O'Leary, which indicates Willis experienced immense difficulty delivering his lines. This trouble impeded production and caused excess stress on cast and crew members.   @TheInSneider Yep. Fired. A friend is on the film. Bruce couldn't remember a line. Cue cards were no help. Cast were losing their minds. — Tom O'Leary (@TomOLeary4) »

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Godzilla In Pacific Rim 3? Guillermo Del Toro Wants It

28 August 2015 12:43 PM, PDT

We already know that when Pacific Rim 2 stomps through theaters in 2017, it.s going to be big. It.s a movie about giant monsters battling giant mechanical warriors, how can it not be massive? However, if director and mastermind Guillermo del Toro has his way, the franchise will get even bigger: he wants to bring Godzilla into the fold. Even months ahead of the release of the first Pacific Rim, and more than a year in front of Gareth Edward.s Godzilla reboot, the Hellboy director was talking about the possibilities. Moviepilot just put together an argument (we made a very similar case a few years back) for how and why this could happen, and pulled this quote del Toro gave in an interview with Collider back in 2013. Riffing on the possibility, he said: So far with the sequel, what we.re writing, what we.re creating, is very different, »

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Watch Paul Bettany Become The Vision In New Avengers Video

28 August 2015 12:31 PM, PDT

Ever wanted to have your own Vision costume that was exactly like Paul Bettany.s in Avengers: Age Of Ultron? Of course you do, because it.s cool as funk. Well, a brand spanking new video to promote the upcoming release of Age Of Ultron on DVD has shown just how much rigmarole went into the actor becoming the Vision, and it will almost certainly have you rethinking your Halloween costume.  I.m going to put it out there: I love Paul Bettany. He just looks as though he.s one extremely positive and happy soul who is grateful everyday that he is a successful actor. Plus, it also probably helps that he.s married to the astonishingly talented and downright gorgeous Jennifer Connolly.  However, one point in time when Paul Bettany wasn.t that pleased with the world was when he realised the complicated process that he.d have »

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Suicide Squad Shares An Epic Photo As Production Finally Wraps

28 August 2015 11:26 AM, PDT

Production on Suicide Squad sounds like it.s been one hell of a journey. Not only have the likes of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Jai Courtney been tasked with creating DC.s more anarchic version of Guardians Of The Galaxy, they.ve also had to put up Ben Affleck.s Batman causing mayhem on set just through his appearance, Comic-Con, and an abundance of tattoos. But now all of that is over, and to celebrate/commiserate, director David Ayer uploaded a rather magnificent picture to Twitter showing everyone on set together. It's a wrap folks! #SuicideSquad #WarnerBros #DCcomics pic.twitter.com/1Rkvd9t3JX . David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 28, 2015 Doesn.t everyone look terrific? Front and center you can see Will Smith.s delightful, beaming smile, while if you look close enough you can also pick out Cara Delivigne, Margot Robbie, and the rest. Plus, those of you »

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Matt Damon On How Recent Political Scandals Helped Shape Bourne 5

28 August 2015 10:15 AM, PDT

Matt Damon just provided an update on the upcoming fifth instalment to the Bourne franchise, explaining the main thrust and drive that drew him back to the character. As it turns out, we have Edward Snowden and the recent austerity crisis across Europe to thank for Damon.s involvement. During his recent discussion with Buzz Feed, Matt Damon, who previously starred in The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Legacy, which in turn helped to turn him into a legitimate action star, admitted that everyone involved had to wait for the world to change in order to bring a fresh edge to the series. He explained that after discussing the idea of a follow-up a number of times with director Paul Greengrass over the years, it wasn.t until Edward Snowden and the Nsa whistleblowing tales emerged that they felt they had a story worth telling. Damon said: »

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