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Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer

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His first name may translate as "cool breeze over the mountains" but it's more a case of "shitstorm in the kitchen" for Keanu Reeves in exploitation homage Knock Knock. The Eli Roth home-invasion thriller has a new trailer to watch below.Knock Knock finds Reeves as a seemingly happily married man living with his wife (Ignacia Allamand) when two beautiful young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) show up. They seduce him and end up wrecking his perfect life. With knives and guns and whatever else comes to hand. Ouch.It's another chance to see Reeves doing genre work, with John Wick's success - and planned sequel - showing there's plenty of appetite for that. On this evidence, though, he's on the receiving end of the majority of the punishment, until the tables, presumably, get turned.Roth has billed this one as a "psychosexual thriller" in the spirit »


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Release Date For World War Z Sequel

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The screenplay was signed, sealed and delivered by Steven Knight in January. Now the sequel to 2013's World War Z has a release date. It'll be out on June 9, 2017, leaving just the small matter of Juan Antonio Bayona's actual production in the meantime. Half a billion dollars at the box office meant that the first World War Z was not at all the disaster that many had predicted. Bayona (The Impossible) and Knight (LockeHummingbird, Eastern Promises), signed onto the project around this time last year, with Knight dropping the intriguing bit of intelligence that the sequel is "a clean slate".With no plot details revealed so far, it's still unclear what that means. Is it possible that World War Z is set to become an anthology series, with each potential instalment a smaller piece of a bigger puzzle? Are we going to move our focus to different characters, »


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Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2

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DreamWorks Animation announced in April 2013 that it was working on a sequel to caveman family comedy The Croods, but given how long it takes to produce CG films generally, it’s not a shock to have to wait for updates. But we do at least now know that Kat Dennings and Leslie Mann will be part of the voice cast for the follow-up.The sequel, which is once more from writing/directing team Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, picks up with the prehistoric family (including Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Clark Duke, Catherine Keener and Ryan Reynolds as human pal Guy), settling into life in a community. But this time, they’ll have to deal with snooty upscale neighbours who want to compete with them. Mann will play the matriarch of this new family, with Dennings as the daughter, who has had her hunting instincts suppressed.Mann, last seen in The Other Woman, »


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Whiplash's Melissa Benoist Driven To Lowriders

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She made an impact with just a couple of scenes in Whiplash and is set to become a much bigger name thanks to scoring the title role for TV’s Supergirl, but Melissa Benoist is still finding time for indie movies. She’s signed on to star in Lowriders.Ricardo de Montreuil is set to direct, working from Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping’s script for the film, which already boasts Demian Bichir, Eva Longoria, Tony Revolori, Gabriel Chavarria, Theo Rossi and Yvette Monreal in its cast.Lowriders follows a teenager caught between his traditional father and estranged gang member brother when he enters an annual "supershow" for lowrider vehicles. Benoist will be his girlfriend, Lorelei, having won the role over the likes of Nicola Peltz and Lily Collins. It also marks her reunion with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, which helped make Whiplash.Benoist will be back on the »


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Justin Lin Brings Bruce Lee To TV

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Back in 2013, word arrived that Justin Lin was developing a television project based on some unrealised ideas by the martial arts legend Bruce Lee. No specific details were forthcoming at that point, but this morning comes the announcement that the project is still in good health and has found a home at Cinemax. It's called Warrior, and it's a crime drama.The series revolves around a morally ambiguous fighter having some sort of existential crisis after his long-term plans for revenge against an old foe come to nothing. Lee worked on the project for some time in the early '70s, initially as a Western before Warner Bros. and Paramount persuaded him to re-tool it as something more modern. But Lee's accent was always a concern for the studio suits, and the series' thunder was eventually stolen by Kung-Fu.Lee's daughter Shannon found her father's copious notes on the idea »


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John C. McGinley Faces Horror In The Belko Experiment

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James Gunn is taking the drip feed approach to casting announcements when it comes to The Belko Experiment, the horror thriller he’s producing. The Guardians Of The Galaxy director has announced that John C. McGinley and Melonie Diaz are now aboard the film.Wolf Creek’s Greg McLean is handling the directorial chores on this one, since Gunn has his hands full wrangling together another script about Rocket Racoon and co. The Belko Experiment, which Gunn wrote several years ago and has since polished, is set at a facility of the Belko company in South America which is mysteriously sealed off at the beginning of a work day, and its employees ordered to either kill each other or be killed themselves. This starts an escalation of violence, where we discover the true nature of each and every Belko employee. McGinley will be socially awkward executive Wendell Dukes, a man »


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Reese Witherspoon Goes Magical For Tink

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Disney has been enjoying some success with its live-action versions of popular fairy tales, and is looking to keep the magic and the money flowing. Reese Witherspoon is attached to star in and produce a new take on Tinker Bell, which is in development under the name Tink.The Mouse House has Finding Dory co-writer Victoria Strouse at work on a script that will aim to do for Tink what Maleficent did for, well, Maleficent. The unexplored side to the occasionally temperamental sprite will fill a story that has yet to be specified and there’s no director on board right now. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, this will be a more modest film than the lavish spectacle of the Angelina Jolie-starring fairy tale revamp. Peter Pan’s fairy pal has been well used by the company since she rose to more prominence in its 1953 Disney 'toon of his adventures, »


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The Help's Tate Taylor Catches The Girl On The Train

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Looking to jump on the bandwagon – or maybe the bookshelf – of novel adaptations such as Gone Girl, DreamWorks is turning to director Tate Taylor to help bring Paula Hawkins’ thriller tome The Girl On The Train to cinemas. Taylor is no stranger to novel adaptations – he made The Help into a huge, Oscar-winning hit for DreamWorks and more recently directed James Brown biopic Get On Up. Hawkins’ novel follows a recently divorced woman struggling with her life and sinking into alcoholism to try to cope. She sees a seemingly perfect couple from her London train ride every day and starts to fantasize about their lives. But things take a turn when she returns home covered in blood after a blackout drunk spree, and may have become intertwined with their lives...With roughly two million copies of the tome sold so far, it’s easy to see why DreamWorks might see the potential in this one, »


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Gabrielle Union Ready For A Sleepless Night

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We learned in February that Jamie Foxx had taken the lead role in a new thriller called Sleepless Night. Gabrielle Union has now joined him in the film. Swiss director Baran bo Odar is aboard to make the movie, with Andrea Berloff adapting the 2011 French thriller Nuit Blanche for American audiences. Foxx is set to play a cop with connections to the criminal underworld that finds his family – specifically his son – in danger when he double-crosses some very bad people. The title refers to him scouring a nightclub and, presumably some of a city, to find his kidnapped child. Union is set as his ex-wife, who will have to help him if they’re to save the boy from the gangsters’ clutches. It’s not her only film scheduled for this year: the actress has also landed a main role in Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s film Keanu. The »


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George A. Romeo Bringing His Empire Of The Dead Comics To TV

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The man who helped usher zombies into mainstream pop culture is back shepherding the undead. George A. Romero, who expanded his horror reach to graphic novels with Empire Of The Dead, is now aiming to bring the story to television.Demarest, which produced films such as A Most Wanted Man and Kevin Smith’s horror comedy Tusk, is backing the effort, which boasts Romero and long-time writer Peter Grunwald on scripting duty for the project, which has yet to land a channel or announce whether it’ll be intended as a long-running show or a limited, “event” series as Us TV is so fond of calling them these days. Empire Of The Dead, which was featured art by Alex Maleev and was published by Marvel, is set in the world years after the undead plague originally erupted, and finds humanity dealing with it in different ways. Manhattan has long been quarantined as a zombie zone, »


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Batkid Begins Trailer Shows Heroes Come In All Sizes

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It’s already been targeted for a remake by Julia Roberts’ production company, but the trailer for Batkid Begins is now online. Take a look below and wonder whether it’s getting dusty in the room...Directed and produced by Dana Nachman, the documentary follows the build-up and to and events of November 15, 2013, which saw Miles Scott, a five year-old from Northern California whose Make-a-Wish request was to be Batman for a day. The result was one of the biggest events of its kind, with San Francisco turned into Gotham City for a day so Miles could aid Batman on a crime-fighting mission. Thousands of supporters turn out to help, and the day became a massive presence on social media. Exploring the phenomenon, the documentary chronicles the initial campaign, the build-up and the day itself, with commentary from the family, those involved in bringing the wish to life and even »


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New Trailer For Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

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Already a darling of this year’s Sundance, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl lands at the ember’s end of the summer with prizes and goodwill in tow. It’s going to have to struggle hard to avoid the ‘this year’s Fault In Our Stars’ tags, although Juno, Little Miss Sunshine and Napoleon Dynamite may also muscle onto the posters quotes too. Regardless, it’s one we’re looking out for. Check out the film's new trailer below.Our protagonist is the socially-awkward Greg (Thomas Mann), a man with a clunky turn of phrase that's occasionally at odds with his pathological desire to fit in. When he finds himself thrust by his well-meaning parents (Connie Britton and Nick Offerman) into the company of his classmate Rachel (Olivia Cooke), he’s all, like, "god-do-i-have-to?" and “whatever!” about it.But Rachel's potentially life-threatening illness – she’s been diagnosed with »


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Andrea Riseborough In Talks For The Crow

20 May 2015 7:48 PM, PDT

With a new tragic hero firmly on board in the shape of Jack Huston, director Corin Hardy is looking to make an interesting choice for his new version of James O’Barr’s The Crow. He has Oblivion’s Andrea Riseborough in talks to play the main villain.This could be a fascinatingly fresh take on the character of Top Dollar, as portrayed in the 1994 version by Michael Wincott. In the graphic novel, Top Dollar is the head of a crime syndicate responsible for the brutal murder of rocker Eric Draven and his fiancée, with Draven brought back to supernatural life to avenge the killings.Hardy has Claire Wilson working on the latest draft of the script, which will follow the graphic novel even more closely than Alex Proyas’ effort thanks to O’Barr’s contributions as consultant. Relativity Studios is backing this one, with the cameras expected to start »


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Vincenzo Natali No Longer Directing Neuromancer

20 May 2015 5:09 PM, PDT

There's good and bad news this morning for anyone following the tortuous and slow development of Neuromancer. The good news is that the adaptation of William Gibson's cyberpunk classic is still out there and has just secured some new funding. The bad news is that the long-attached Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) is no longer directing. And with him has gone the Gibson-approved screenplay that was supposed to have been cracked.The UK-based Gfm films remain in play on the project, and the company has now partnered with the Chinese C2M Media Group for co-financing and further development. Producer Lucas Foster (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Man On Fire) is currently in talks with unspecified new writers and a new director.Published in 1984 (two years after Blade Runner, which, when he saw it, almost caused him to stop writing), William Gibson's book was part of the vanguard of the cyberpunk movement. »


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Robert De Niro To Star In Mike Newell's The Comedian

20 May 2015 5:08 PM, PDT

Once he was The King Of Comedy for Martin Scorsese. Now Robert De Niro is set to be The Comedian for Mike Newell. The actor and director will join forces for the film, based on a screenplay by Art Linson (What Just Happened?).De Niro will also produce the film, and has been keen to get it underway for some time. There's no information on the plot so far, but The Comedian revolves around an aging "insult comic", reportedly not dissimilar to Don Rickles, who made an appearance alongside De Niro in Scorsese's Casino. Comedy Central's Jeffrey Ross has written the stand-up material.Linson, Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton are also among the producers, and shooting is planned for November in New York. »


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Ellen Page And Allison Janney Turn Out For Tallulah

20 May 2015 5:01 PM, PDT

Eight years on, Juno MacGuff and Brenda are to be reunited. Or rather Ellen Page and Allison Janney will be sharing a screen again. They've both signed up for Sian Heder's comedy drama Tallulah.Babies are involved again, too, although this time rather differently. The plot revolves around a bored Beverly Hills housewife who hires "free spirit" Page as a babysitter. Page is then initially thought to have kidnapped the kid, but forms a deep friendship with the mother, and with the mother of her ex-boyfriend, who somehow becomes involved.Heder has most recently been writing and story editing on Orange Is The New Black, and Tallulah marks her feature writing/directing debut, after a couple of short films. She's also an actress, but no-one's yet saying that she's earmarked a role for herself.“We believe in emotionally-charged stories with universal themes,” says producer Russell Levine. “This project has »


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Peter Sarsgaard Will Be The Magnificent Seven's Villain

20 May 2015 1:58 PM, PDT

It feels like we’ve been reporting for a while on the people who will play the heroic gunslingers in Antoine Fuqua’s new take on The Magnificent Seven. But what about the villain of the piece? Now we know that Peter Sarsagaard is in negotiations to fill that role, finalising a deal to play Bartholomew Bogue, a robber baron.Bogue and his goons target a small town perched near a gold mine. When the villains kill several people in their attempt to take the place over, a young woman (Haley Bennett), who lost her husband in the fight, hires a bounty hunter (Denzel Washington) to dispatch the bad guys, supplying him with the necessary funds to hire six gunmen to help him in his mission. Which is where Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Luke Grimes, Wagner Moura, Byung-hun Lee and Vincent D’Onofrio come into play.But one thing Sarsgaard »


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Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman Hired For New Transformers Films

20 May 2015 1:57 PM, PDT

This past March brought news that Paramount, in an attempt to turn the Transformers franchise into the sort of shared universe, film-generating concept that has worked out so well for Marvel, would be hiring a team of writers to work with Akiva Goldsman on new robo-projects. Deadline today brings word that the first batch has made a deal, with Robert Kirkman, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Zak Penn and Jeff Pinkner are all reportedly involved.While Goldsman himself doesn’t plan to write any of the screenplays, he is overseeing a writers' room that will operate much like those on most Us TV series, where the stories are figured out as a group before individuals (or teams) go off to write the actual scripts. All the new hires have genre credits, though we’d have thought Kirkman would have enough to do working on the hugely successful TV adaptation of »


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Cinematographer Roger Deakins Joins The Blade Runner Sequel

20 May 2015 1:04 PM, PDT

If you still have concerns about the Blade Runner sequel, you can now seemingly rest assured that it should look good. Because director Denis Villeneuve has hired regular collaborator (and even more regular Oscar nominee) Roger Deakins as his cinematographer for the film.The sequel is still in development, with Hampton Fancher and Michael Green at work on the script. While Ryan Gosling has reportedly been in talks to star in the movie, there is no confirmation of a deal or whether he even got to the negotiating stage. Plot details naturally remain scant, but we do know that Harrison Ford in aboard to reprise his iconic role as conflicted cop Rick Deckard.Deakins, who has now been nominated for 12 Oscars without a win, worked with Villeneuve on Prisoners and the director’s latest, Sicario, which has been premiering at Cannes. “Roger is an extraordinary talent and we are very »


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Mimi Rogers Cast In Ash Vs. Evil Dead

20 May 2015 1:01 PM, PDT

With production already under way, we can only imagine the rigours that Sam Raimi has gleefully been putting Bruce Campbell through for Evil Dead TV spin-off Ash Vs. Evil Dead. But at least Campbell will have some more help, as Mimi Rogers is joining the cast.Rogers has been cast as Suzy Maxwell, mother to Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) and who must deal with an uncomfortable family reunion even as she also has to confront some uninvited guests.In the series, Campbell’s titular, chin-tastic hero is suspected as the source of a new Deadite invasion. It’s just another weight of this fantastical world loaded onto our hero, who has spent 30 years avoiding both the horror of the Evil Dead and any sort of real responsibility. But he’s spurred into action by a fresh plague of Deadite swarms, which threaten all mankind. With DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago and »


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