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El James' Husband to Write Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel

23 April 2015 7:56 AM, PDT

"Fifty Shades of Grey" was a massive hit for Universal Pictures, grossing almost $570 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million. The next installment has already been announced, but author El James has been demanding some changes. Sam Taylor-Johnson won't return as the director and now comes word that James has convinced the studio to hire her husband, Niall Leonard to write the script for "Fifty Shades Darker." Leonard worked on the British series "Wire in the Blood" and "Wild at Heart." He also did uncredited rewrites on the first film. "Fifty Shades Darker" will bring back Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. It's expected to hit theaters in 2017. A director has yet to be hired. »

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Five Actors in Talks for Spider-Man Reboot

23 April 2015 7:56 AM, PDT

It was recently reported that Sony Pictures teamed up with Marvel on the future of the Spider-Man franchise. The superhero will next appear in "Captain America 3: Civil War" on May 6th, 2016 and then get his own solo film on July 28th, 2017. Sony and Marvel have no interest in bringing back Andrew Garfield and have been discussing making Peter Parker a teenager. And now that the studios have about 2-3 weeks left before they have to pick an actor to play the role, we get a list of who is being considered. Thanks to The Wrap, we know that the contenders are Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars), Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game, Hugo), Tom Holland (In the Heart of the Sea), Timothee Chalamat (Interstellar) and Liam James (The Way Way Back). Meanwhile, Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) remains the frontrunner to direct the new "Spider-Man" movie. »

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21 Jump Street Directors to Helm Animated Spider-Man Movie

23 April 2015 7:55 AM, PDT

At Sony's presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Tom Rothman announced that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) will direct an animated "Spider-Man" movie. The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe. Lord and Miller will also write the treatment for the movie and produce. The animated film will then hit theaters on July 20th, 2018. Meanwhile, the live-action Spider-Man will first appear in "Captain America 3: Civil War" and then get his own film on July 28th, 2017. »

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First Look at Point Break Remake

23 April 2015 7:55 AM, PDT

Today we have our first look at Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum) and Luke Bracey (GI Joe: Retaliation) in the upcoming "Point Break" remake, with Ramirez playing Bodhi (played by Patrick Swayze in the original) and Bracey playing Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves in the original). Check everything out below. Plot: A young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world.s economy into a tailspin. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes. The new movie is directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) from a script by Kurt Wimmer (Law Abiding Citizen). It co-stars Ray Winston (playing Gary Busey's role from the »

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Photo: Johnny Depp is Crime Boss Whitey Bulger in Black Mass

23 April 2015 7:54 AM, PDT

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have our first look at Johnny Depp as the infamous Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger in the upcoming "Black Mass" film. Check it out below. Plot: The true story of Whitey Bulger (Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. "He could be charming. He could be ruthless. He was like a cobra . you never knew where he could strike," said director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). "A lot of people on set knew Whitey intimately. They got chills at [Depp's] resemblance. Some of them couldn't even look at him. It's easy to be the mustache twirling villain but this performance couldn't be further from that. He is truly gifted." "Black Mass" co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, »

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Poster for Jake Gyllenhaal's Southpaw Boxing Film

21 April 2015 10:59 PM, PDT

After losing 25 pounds to star in "Nightcrawler," Jake Gyllenhaal transformed his body again to play a championship prize fighter in "Southpaw," a role that originally had Eminem attached. And today we have the poster for the film, for which Gyllenhaal had to gain 15 pounds of muscle and cut down on the majority of body fat. He accomplished this by training two times a day, seven days a week. Plot: The story focuses on Billy "The Great" Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When tragedy strikes and he loses it all, Billy enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves. "Southpaw" is directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, Training Day) and co-stars Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, and Naomie Harris. It's set to hit theaters on July 24th. Poster: (click to enlarge) »

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First Poster for M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit Thriller

21 April 2015 10:58 PM, PDT

Today we have the first poster for M Night Shyamalan's ultra-low budget thriller, called "The Visit," previously called "Sundowning." Check out the poster below and come back on Thursday to watch the trailer. The story revolves around a mother and her two kids as they visit the grandparents before something goes wrong. The term "sundowning" refers to a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Symptoms also include agitation and mood swings. The new movie stars Kathryn Hahn and is set to hit theaters on September 11th. Poster: (click to enlarge) »

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First Look at Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 5

21 April 2015 10:58 PM, PDT

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has unveiled the first photo from "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales," giving us a look at Johnny Depp at Captain Jack Sparrow. Check out the photo below. Plot: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea... including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. The new movie is set to hit theaters on July 7th, 2017. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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New Trailer for George Clooney's Tomorrowland Sci-Fi Film

21 April 2015 10:57 PM, PDT

Disney just unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming "Tomorrowland" sci-fi film, which stars George Clooney and is directed by Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles) from a screenplay by Damon Lindelof (Prometheus, "Lost"). Check it out below. Plot: Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes the world - and them - forever. "Tomorrowland" is set to hit theaters on May 22nd. Trailer: »

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Photos: Marvel Putting Up Tiny Ant-Man Billboards

21 April 2015 3:42 AM, PDT

"Ant-Man" is set to hit theaters on July 17th and Marvel has already started putting up billboards to promote the film. And sticking with the theme, the billboards are tiny. We have three photos of these banners, which come mostly from Australia and look to be placed randomly around town. There's a good chance this marketing campaign will soon spread to the Us. Check out the photos below. "Ant-Man" stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll. Photos: (click to enlarge) »

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First Look at Jared Leto as The Joker From Suicide Squad?

21 April 2015 3:41 AM, PDT

We already know that Jared Leto will play the Joker in the upcoming "Suicide Squad" comic book film. The actor has been posting photos of himself with green hair, but never a shot of what he'll actually look like in the movie. Today, we have a blurry photo of what looks to be the final version of what Leto will look like on the screen. The photo was taken from a distance and features the actor showing a photo on his phone. That photo seems to be a shot of himself as the Joker. Check it out below. "Suicide Squad" is set to hit theaters on August 5th, 2016. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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Transformers 5 Coming in 2017

21 April 2015 3:41 AM, PDT

Last month, it was revealed that Paramount Pictures was moving forward with a plan that would expand the "Transformers" franchise into not only sequels, but also spin-offs. Now, during an earnings call, Hasbro spoke about the plan, revealing when the next sequel will be released. "You may have read something about some writers being hired," said Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro. "We have in fact brought in [Akiva Goldsman] to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around 'Transformers.' We think there's any number of stories to be told. It's a brand that's been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology. We would expect the sequel to the 'Transformers' movie to happen in 2017." Goldsman (I Am Legend) will lead the team of writers, along with Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Goldman won't actually write any of the scripts, but it's been reported »

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New Jurassic World Trailer is Here!

21 April 2015 3:41 AM, PDT

Universal Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming "Jurassic World," starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D'Onofrio, Judy Greer, Omar Sy, Bd Wong, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, and Idris Elba. Check it out below. In the film, a laboratory in the park will create dinosaurs by splicing in DNA from other animals. Eventually one of these hybrids will go out of control and terrorize the visitors. Meanwhile, the park officials will be forced to fight back using some of the other dinosaurs, which include a T-Rex and velociraptors. "Jurassic World" is set to hit theaters on June 12th. Trailer: »

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Photo: Full Batman Costume From Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Revealed

21 April 2015 3:40 AM, PDT

Last night, Warner Bros and director Zack Snyder hosted special IMAX screenings of the new "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer, which contains about five seconds of extra footage. After the screenings, Snyder unveiled a photo on his Twitter page, giving us a clear look at Ben Affleck's Batman costume. Check it out below. There's no word whether the IMAX trailer will be released online. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is set to hit theaters on March 25th, 2016. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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Furious 7 Crosses $1 Billion at Box Office

20 April 2015 5:03 AM, PDT

Several new wide releases couldn't knock "Furious 7" from the top spot at the domestic box office. The seventh installment in the lucrative franchise grossed another $29 million to bring domestic total to $294 million and worldwide total to $1.15 billion. It is now the seventh highest-grossing film of all time. Kevin James' "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" had to settle for second place during its opening weekend. The comedy earned $24 million, which is less than the $31.8 million earned by the first installment in 2009. The sequel cost $30 million to make, which means that it will easily become profitable, but currently has a disastrous 0% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Taking third place was the microbudget horror thriller "Unfriended," which grossed $16 million on a budget of only $1 million. It has a 64% fresh rating. Meanwhile, "True Story" drama, starring James Franco and Jonah Hill, was released in 831 theaters, but was only able to gross $1.9 million. It has a 49% fresh rating. »

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Trailer for Ridiculous Mega Shark vs Kolossus

20 April 2015 5:03 AM, PDT

Today we have a Japanese trailer for The Asylum's "Mega Shark vs Kolossus," which is the fourth installment in the "Mega Shark" franchise and stars Ileana Douglas (Ghost World), Amy Rider ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager"), and Brody Hutzler ("The Young and the Restless"). Check it out below. Plot: In search of a new energy source, Russia accidentally reawakens the Kolossus . a giant robot doomsday device from the Cold War. At the same time, a new Mega Shark appears, threatening global security. Now the world must figure out how to stop the deadly giants before they destroy everything on land and sea. The new movie is set to be released on VOD and DVD on July 7th. Trailer: »

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Teaser for Star Wars Spin-Off Film Leaked Online!

20 April 2015 5:02 AM, PDT

"Star Wars" celebration has come to an end, but on the last day, director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) made an appearance to talk about his upcoming "Star Wars: Rogue One," the first of many spin-off movies. Edwards first revealed that the plot will focus on "a band of resistance fighters, [who] unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans." He went on to say that pre-production is currently taking place in the UK and the Jedis won't appear in the film. "It's about the fact that God is not coming to save us," the helmer explained. "The absence of the Jedi hangs over the movie." And one of the bigger moments of the event was Edwards unveiling a teaser for "Star Wars: Rogue One." We have that teaser for you below. "Star Wars: Rogue One" stars Felicity Jones as a rebel soldier and will be released on December 16th, »

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Two Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Teaser Posters

20 April 2015 5:01 AM, PDT

We recently got a look at the teaser trailer for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." And now, director Zack Snyder has unveiled two new teaser posters. Check them out below. The new movie stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, plus Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is set to hit theaters on March 25th, 2016. Posters: (click to enlarge) »

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Full Fantastic Four Trailer is Here!

20 April 2015 5:01 AM, PDT

20th Century Fox just unveiled a full trailer for its upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot, starring Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell. Check it out below. Plot: The story centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. The new movie is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and is set to hit conventional and 3D theaters on August 7th. Trailer: Poster: (click to enlarge) »

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Chris Pratt and His Raptors in New Jurassic World Poster

20 April 2015 5:00 AM, PDT

Universal Pictures will unveil a new trailer for its upcoming "Jurassic World" later today (Monday). To promote the release, the studio has been revealing new posters. And today, we have another, showing Chris Pratt and his trained velociraptors. Check it out below. In the film, a laboratory in the park will create dinosaurs by splicing in DNA from other animals. Eventually one of these hybrids will go out of control and terrorize the visitors. Meanwhile, the park officials will be forced to fight back using some of the other dinosaurs, which include a T-Rex and velociraptors. "Jurassic World" co-stars Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D'Onofrio, Judy Greer, Omar Sy, Bd Wong, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, and Idris Elba. It's set to hit theaters on June 12th. Poster: (click to enlarge) »

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