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"Power Rangers" Actors Show Off Training

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Filming on Lionsgate's cinematic reboot-continuation of the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" franchise is about to get underway in Vancouver, and the four young new stars have been using their social media accounts to show off their training preparation for the film.

Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger), Becky G. (Yellow Ranger), Rj Cyler (Blue Ranger) and Ludi Lin (Black Ranger) all show off their prep, though Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger) hasn't been doing the same. The quintet will take on Elizabeth Banks who signed up last week to play Rita Repulsa. The new film opens March 24th 2017.

Last training session today! Massive shoutout and a huge thank you to the guys down @waimaclub Phil, Andrew and Graham. It's been an incredible journey and I've come so far in the last few months and still have so much to learn and space to grow. I feel honoured to have been trained by you guys, »

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News Bits: Inside, Conquest, Dunkirk, Clapper

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43rd Annie Awards

Pixar's "Inside Out" took the top honor of Best Animated Feature at 43rd Annie Awards on Saturday night, taking ten trophies in all including nods for the director, writers and actress Phyllis Smith.

"Boy and the World" took Best Independent Animated Feature, while "He Named Me Malala" scored a Best Animated Special Production and "World of Tomorrow" won Best Animated Short Subject. Other awards went to titles like "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas," "The Good Dinosaur" and the game "Evolve". [Source: Variety]

Conquest

Paramount has acquired the rights to the Leonardo DiCaprio-led "Conquest" with Davis Entertainment producing. Plot details are under wraps. "The Revenant" co-writer Mark. L. Smith penned the script and John Davis will produce. [Source: The Wrap]

Dunkirk

"Interstellar" cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema will reunite with Christopher Nolan for the latter's World War II action thriller "Dunkirk". Production is slated to begin in May and will use a combination of »

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Gellar Considers "Cruel Intentions" TV Series

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Sarah Michelle Gellar has reportedly been approached to reprise the role of Kathryn Merteuil, which she played in 1999's "Cruel Intentions," in the upcoming NBC sequel series based on the film.

NBC ordered the TV pilot last week with the film's original director Roger Kumble coming back to direct and pen the script with Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross. Whether Gellar accepts the role is uncertain but she is reportedly reading the script now.

The story picks up fifteen years on and follows Bash Casey, the son of Seabstian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) and Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon) who leaves behind his small-town Kansas upbringing for a scholarship at the prestigious academy in modern-day San Francisco.

Source: Deadline »

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TV News: Blue, Daredevil, Eyewitness, Gilmore

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Shades of Blue

After five episodes having aired, NBC has renewed Jennifer Lopez's rookie cop series "Shades of Blue" for a second season. Ray Liotta and Drea de Matteo also star in the show which has been averaging a 2.5 rating and 11.2 million viewers in Live+3 ratings.

No word on the episode count of the second season, though it's likely to match the thirteen of the first. The series will continue its first season through until April. [Source: The Live Feed]

Daredevil

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Marvel has released a brief new teaser for the upcoming second season of Netflix's "Daredevil" which goes live on the service on March 18th.

Eyewitness

"Twilight" and "Thirteen" director Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to direct and executive produce the first two episode of USA Network's straight-to-series crime thriller "Eyewitness". Adapted from a Norwegian series, Adi Hasak is serving as showrunner on the series which begins production later this year. »

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"Revenant," "Ex Machina" Top The DGA Awards

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"The Revenant" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the top honor at the Directors Guild of America awards.

This marks the second year in a row Inarritu won the DGA trophy following last year's "Birdman". Inarritu beat out Tom McCarthy ("Spotlight"), George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road"), Adam McKay ("The Big Short") and Ridley Scott ("The Martian") for the honor.

Another big winner was Alex Garland who took home the First-Time Feature Film Director honor for "Ex Machina" ahead of Joel Edgerton ("The Gift"), Laszlo Nemes ("Son of Saul"), Fernando Coimbra ("A Wolf at the Door") and Marielle Heller ("The Diary of a Teenage Girl"). Matthew Heineman won the documentary award for "Cartel Land".

On the TV side, David Nutter won the Directors Guild drama series award for the "Game of Thrones" episode "Mother's Mercy," Chris Addison won the comedy series award for the "Veep" episode "Election Night". Dee Rees »

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Park Chan-wook To Helm "Genocidal Organ"?

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Park Chan-wook ("Oldboy," "Stoker") is looking to helm an adaptation of Project Itoh's 2007 novel "Genocidal Organ" for The Sean Daniel Company says Twitchfilm.

Set in a time when Sarajevo was obliterated by a homemade nuclear device, the story reflects a world inundated with genocide. An American named John Paul is responsible for all of this and an intelligence agent named Clavis Shepherd treks across the wasteland of the world to find him.

Sean Daniel ("Everybody Wants Some," "Ben-Hur") will produce. Manglobe was previous developing an anime adaptation to be written and directed by Shuko Murase, but that project was shelved indefinitely after the company went bankrupt. »

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"John Wick" Producers Unleash "Smoke"

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"John Wick" and "Sicario" producers Thunder Road are assembling the action thriller "Smoke on the Water" which Basil Iwanyk and Kent Kubena will produce.

The script by Trey Callaway ("I Still Know What You Did Last Summer") and Rick Parks ("Ever After") deals with the worlds of offshore boat racing, high-tech open water drug trafficking and the so-called 'nautical narcotic highway' from Cuba to Key West.

The film has more of a "Fast and Furious" than "Sicario"-style tone of energetic and fun action, and will reportedly make good use of the still cinematically untapped world of Cuba as a filming location.

Thunder Road is currently developing "Gang Story" with Liam Neeson, "A Star is Born" with Bradley Cooper and "Splinter Cell" with Tom Hardy.

Source: The Tracking Board »

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Hawke Joins "Hours," Sought For "Training"

6 February 2016 10:04 AM, PST

Ethan Hawke has signed up for the Brian Smrz-directed thriller "24 Hours to Live" which goes on sale shortly at the upcoming European Film Market. The story follows an assassin given another shot at life after being revived by his employer.

The casting comes as CBS is reportedly seeking Hawke to reprise his role of Jake Hoyt from 2001 cop drama "Training Day" in the upcoming TV series based on the property says Deadline.

The new show will follow a now corrupt older white cop taking a young black detective under his wing, a reverse of the original film's setup. At least two versions of the pilot script existed, the one that got greenlit has Hoyt in support as the Deputy Chief.

The site indicates Hawke would be fine with the occasional guest appearance (ala Bradley Cooper in "Limitless") but not a regular recurring role. »

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2016 Superbowl Movie TV Spots (Updated)

6 February 2016 9:17 AM, PST

Superbowl 50 gets underway in a day and so the various movie commercials scheduled to air before, during and after the big game have started to come online. As they go online, they'll be added below, check out the current ones available now:

Gods of Egypt

Eddie the Eagle

Bourne 5 (The Bourne Betrayal?): Still To Come

Captain America: Civil War: Still To Come

Deadpool: Still To Come

The Jungle Book: Still To Come

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows: Still To Come »

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"Furious" Scribe Pens Thai Prison Film

6 February 2016 8:35 AM, PST

"The Fast and the Furious" scribe Gary Scott Thompson has setup the action-thriller "Champion" at Storyscape Entertainment and Pioneer Pictures.

The original screenplay is based on real events and explores a centuries-old tradition within Thailand's prison system where inmates compete in state-sanctioned Muay Thai tournaments to win early release.

The story an American locked up abroad who must learn Muay Thai in order to fight for his freedom. Bob Cooper, Richard Saperstein, Robert Kravis, Tyler Mitchell and Karl Herrmann will produce.

Source: Heat Vision »

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Tatum, Levitt Team For Musical Comedy

6 February 2016 8:35 AM, PST

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are re-teaming up for a currently untitled R-rated musical comedy at Universal Pictures from "Wicked" producer Marc Platt.

Both actors are attached to star in the film which Gordon-Levitt came up with the idea for and enlisted Michael Bacall to pen the script. Bacall previously worked with Gordon-Levitt on "Manic" and Tatum on the "21 Jump Street" films, whilst the two actors previously worked together on "Havoc" and "Stop-Loss".

All that's known about the story is that it features two pilots on a misadventure. Platt, Tatum, Gordon-Levitt, Adam Siegel, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan will produce.

Source: THR »

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Heathcote Joins "Fifty Shades Darker" Cast

6 February 2016 8:16 AM, PST

Bella Heathcote ("Dark Shadows," "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") has joined the cast of "Fifty Shades Darker" for Focus Features.

Heathcote will play Leila, a woman who had been in a relationship with Jamie Dornan's emotionally and psychically scarred Christian Grey.

This casting follows the recent announcement that Kim Basinger will play Grey's first lover. James Foley is set to direct the next two installments of the E.L. James adaptation which premiere Valentine's Day weekend in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Source: THR »

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Snyder On "League," Multiverse, Batman Theme

5 February 2016 9:03 AM, PST

We're only a month away from Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and a new interview with the director has gone up over at the Hall of Justice Podcast (via Cb) in which he talked about how the film sets up the "Justice League" films. Namely, don't expect much of Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg in this particular outing:

"As far as the other Justice League characters go, they play a very small role. It's really just a whisper they exist. Except for Wonder Woman, we see her really well. But really the movie is about Batman and Superman. And we really take time with them and we really drill down on the why of them and what they stand for and their beliefs and them as characters. That's pretty much the why of the movie. But again as I said, it does begin the conversation about these guys are out there. »

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"Star Wars" Blamed For "Mockingjay" Drop

5 February 2016 9:02 AM, PST

It is not unexpected that investors would take their punishment out on Lionsgate now that its "Hunger Games" cash cow is over, but no-one expected it to be this fast.

As part of its quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts this morning, the subject of the underperformance of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" came up. That film grossed $653 million - the lowest grosser in the franchise to date and off from Lionsgate's own estimates - the studio saying the film "underperformed their profit margins by over $100 million".

Combined with duds like "Mortdecai" and the "Point Break" remake, Wall Street reacted quickly and shares in the studio quickly dropped 32% in trading this morning. Blame for the underperformance was put on terrorist attacks in Europe and the box office overperformance of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with the latter "hitting our numbers by somewhere between $50M and $100M." The film's weak »

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Alicia Witt Joins "Walking Dead," "Fear" Promo

5 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST

"Cybill" and "Justified" actress Alicia Witt has joined the cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead" for its upcoming seventh season which premieres in October.

Witt announced the casting on Twitter, though production on the episodes isn't expected to get underway for a few months yet. No word on what chracter she'll play at this point.

The remaining eight episodes of the sixth season have wrapped filming and will return on February 14th. Also today, AMC has released the very first promo for the second season of its spin-off series "Fear The Walking Dead". The season starts off with the heroes taking refuge on Victor's boat, but will they be safe from Walkers?

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Czurchy Back, McCarthy Not In New "Gilmore"

5 February 2016 7:44 AM, PST

"The Good Wife" star Matt Czuchry will reprise his role of Logan Huntzberger on Netflix's upcoming "Gilmore Girls" revival series.

It has yet to be determined how many episodes out of the four new installments (each 90 minutes in length) Czuchry will participate in, but his deal has reportedly closed.

The character was Rory Gilmore's (Alexis Bledel) boyfriend in Seasons 5-7 and was last seen in the series finale heading to California after Rory turned down his marriage proposal.

Show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino says they want to include as many of Rory's former love interests as they can in the revival. The two key ones before Logan being Dean (Jared Padalecki) and Jess (Milo Ventimiglia).

Meanwhile actress Melissa McCarthy, who played Sookie St. James on the family drama for seven seasons, revealed on Twitter earlier this week that "no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow" but »

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"MacGyver" Feature Film Reboot Coming

5 February 2016 6:58 AM, PST

Along with the recently announced TV pilot reboot, Lionsgate is also planning a cinematic reboot of the property as part of its development partnership deal with CBS.

Producer Neal Moritz and original "MacGyver" creator Lee David Zlotoff will produce the film reimagining for Lionsgate, and at the same time CBS will continue with its own TV pilot adaptation from scribe Paul Downs Colaizzo which has Henry Winkler executive producing.

The original MacGyver series ran for seven seasons and 139 episodes, spanning two TV movies on ABC in 1994.

Source: THR »

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Photos: Gotham's Mr. Freeze, Supergirl's Kal-El

5 February 2016 6:54 AM, PST

The DC universe on the small screen is getting a little bigger shortly as new images and a new promo today have highlighted the arrival of two key characters from DC comics to two of the biggest series based on the same universe.

First up, the first photos are out of Daniel Dimaggio as a young Kal-El before he becomes Superman on CBS' "Supergirl". This particular episode airs on Monday and sees Kara attacked by an alien parasite and having visions of her family back on Krypton including her younger beloved cousin Kal-El.

Then there's, a new promo and some new set photos have shown off "House Of Cards" actor Nathan Darrow in full Mr. Freeze costume for the upcoming second half of the second season run of Fox's "Gotham".

That show returns with all new episodes from February 29th with villains such as Matches Malone, Clayface, Calendar Man and »

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Vin Diesel Shows More "XXX3" Photos

5 February 2016 6:32 AM, PST

Filming continues this week on "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" and actor Vin Diesel has shared more photos from the set, mostly involve him being shirtless and dressed in clothes that look like one of his outfits from the 2002 original film. The photos were posted on both his Facebook and Instagram accounts along with the following message:

"The Director, producers and myself sitting in wonder as we take in the artistry of the many craftsmen that have built these amazing sets. You can tell the first day what level of crew you will be working with and it is clear that XxX has the very best. Grateful for the opportunity to make magic… The years of development, the months of preproduction… And here we are at the beginning of production."

Check out the photos below:

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Which Films Are Getting Superbowl Ads?

5 February 2016 6:31 AM, PST

The Super Bowl is scheduled to air this weekend and with it will come some major new TV spots and trailers for various major film releases in 2016.

Though there's no definitive publicly available list of which commercials will air and when during the broadcast, many of the key movie-related ones have already been announced or teased. Today, it's time to break down what's coming by studio. At a cost of $4.6 million to $5 million for a 30 second promo, it's not something done lightly either.

First up, neither Sony Pictures or Warner Bros. Pictures have booked ads for the game.

Paramount Pictures has booked a 30-second spot for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," Universal Pictures is doing a 60-second slot for the fifth Jason Bourne film.

20th Century Fox has two 30-second spots - one for "Deadpool", the other for "Eddie the Eagle".

Lionsgate will have a pregame »

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