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Tatum May Not Be X-Men's Gambit Anymore?

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Channing Tatum may not be playing the "X-Men" mutant Gambit after all. Tatum spoke of his love for the role for some time and was set for a standalone "Gambit" film from 20th Century Fox a while back.

A few months ago "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" director Rupert Wyatt came onboard to direct and an October 2016 release date was locked in. At last report around Comic Con a few weeks ago, things seemed to be progressing smoothly and production has been in the process of testing young actresses for the female lead including "Spectre" actress Lea Seydoux.

Today comes a report from the The Wrap which says Tatum's deal is in jeopardy of falling apart and he is planning to exit the project. Another source says that though Tatum's reps are still in active discussions with the studio, they acknowledged that "something is up".

If Tatum opts out of starring, »

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First Trailer: Michael Bay's "13 Hours"

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The first trailer has been released for Michael Bay's "13 Hours," the action thriller about the 2012 attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Based on Mitchell Zuckoff's book about the attack that left U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead, the film focuses on the special forces team sent in to try and rescue the ambassador.

Bay helms from a script by Chuck Hogan, and the movie stars the likes of John Krasinski, Dominic Fumusa, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber. It opens in cinemas on January 15th.

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Kenan To Direct "Five Nights At Freddy's"

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Gil Kenan ("Monster House," "Poltergeist") has been hired to direct "Five Nights At Freddy's," a live-action feature film adaptation of the popular video game series.

Set in a Chuck-e-Cheese-like eatery during the night, you play a security guard who uses security camera feeds to keep an eye out for the animatronic animals which become murderers at night and will kill you.

The game has become an online sensation, not just in terms of play but watching others play it and getting scared silly. It has also spawned three sequels.

Kenan will write the script with Tyler Burton Smith while Roy Lee and Seth Grahame-Smith are producing.

Source: Deadline »

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Pine Set As Wonder Woman's Love Interest

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Chris Pine has closed a deal to play Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot in the stand-alone "Wonder Woman" movie for Warner Bros. Pictures says The Wrap.

Gadot's first appearance in the role of Diana Prince will take place in next year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", but Pine's character won't appear until the dedicated "Wonder Woman" film which Patty Jenkins is directing and which opens June 2017.

Pine joins the DC Movie Universe in a multi-picture deal that includes sequel options. It also puts to rest rumors of Pine playing the Hal Jordan incarnation of DC superhero Green Lantern.

Steve Trevor will reportedly be no mere love interest and will have plenty of action in the film which is scripted by Jason Fuchs. Pine is currently filming Justin Lin's "Star Trek Beyond". »

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"Black-ish" Creator Plans "Shaft" Remake

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"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris and "The Goldbergs" executive producer Alex Barnow are teaming to pen the script for a new reboot of 1970s blaxploitation franchise "Shaft" at New Line.

Richard Roundtree starred in the original as a private detective hired to find a missing girl in Harlem, and became iconic for several reasons including Isaac Hayes' soundtrack.

John Singleton starred in a 2000 reboot with Samuel L. Jackson in the role which was actually the nephew of the character. Whilst that one had a relatively serious tone, this new one is said to be more comedic.

John Davis and Ira Napoliello will produce the new version. Davis opens another franchise reboot - "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." - in two weeks.

Source: THR »

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Jon Watts Talks New "Spider-Man"

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In his first interview since being announced as director of the Marvel-approved reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise at Sony Pictures, Jon Watts has talked about how he scored the high profile gig.

Watts is currently out doing promo rounds for his new indie film "Cop Car" and spoke to EW about how he went from directing a Sundance hit to tackling such a huge superhero franchise:

"I'm not really sure what happened. I had never been to Sundance before. I was nervous because that was the first time we were showing the movie to an actual crowd. So I was dealing with that.

I mean, Sundance is like a genre. At least it was to me growing up and in film school: it's like a Sundance kind of a movie. But [Marvel] got to see Cop Car and they really liked it. But yeah, this trend is interesting.

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Will We Get More "Sense8," "Kimmy," "Arrested"?

22 hours ago

With the Netflix TCA Summer Tour this morning, the producers of the streaming service's various shows have offered updates on where they're going next.

"Sense8" executive producer J. Michael Straczynski has revealed that his and the Wachowski's sci-fi series has yet to receive a second season renewal: "We're still awaiting word [about season two], and we're cautiously optimistic, but it's Netflix's call."

He was also asked about a long-term plan for the intricate plots in the series? "The way that the Wachowskis and I tend to work - we created the show together and we are running the show together - we are long-thinking people. We look down the road and we say to ourselves, 'Where is this going to go?' Season one is like an origin story and season two has some particular arc and we figure it out from there. But to spoil that here would not be the best »

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"Witch" Director To Helm "Nosferatu" Remake

22 hours ago

Studio 8 has set up an untitled remake of F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent film "Nosferatu" with Robert Eggers set to write and direct the Dracula-inspired tale.

Eggers, who won the directing prize at Sundace for "The Witch," will helm what's being called a more "visceral adaptation" of the classic. Jeff Robinov, Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen are expected to produce.

Eggers is also closing a separate deal with Studio 8 to write and direct the medieval film "The Knight".

Source: Deadline »

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Netflix Chief Talks Future Marvel Shows

28 July 2015 10:09 AM, PDT

With the Netflix TCA press tour this morning, the company's Cco Ted Sarandos talked about the success of "Daredevil" and how the eventual "The Defenders" mini-series is coming together along with the other Marvel/Netflix shows.

Sarandos tells IGN they have a plan in place for the series with "Jessica Jones" getting a fourth quarter 2015 release:

"I think ideally there will be a rhythm of about every six months you'll get a new season or a new series from the Defenders group. And then they'll crossover into a combined [Defenders] season once we've launched the first season of each of the four characters. Some will selectively have multiple seasons as they come out of the gate. So they'll probably be two launches a year."

What about the potential of spin-off series involving breakout characters from the show, such as Jon Bernthal's The Punisher in the upcoming second season of "Daredevil »

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Tommy Lee Jones Joins Fifth "Bourne" Film

28 July 2015 10:06 AM, PDT

Tommy Lee Jones is set to join Matt Damon in the upcoming fifth installment of the Jason Bourne franchise.

The pair star alongside Alicia Vikander and Julia Stiles in the Paul Greengrass-directed action sequel which he co-wrote with Christopher Rouse.

Jones will reportedly play a superior officer at the CIA, basically taking on the role Edward Norton, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox and David Strathairn played in previous films.

Greengrass, Damon, Frank Marshall, Greg Goodman, Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner will produce. Filming aims to begin later this Summer ahead of a July 2016 release.

Source: Variety »

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Why McQuarrie Can't Helm "Jack Reacher 2"

28 July 2015 10:03 AM, PDT

In late 2012, the Tom Cruise-led film adaptation of Lee Child's Jack Reacher scored solid reviews and a soft $80 million domestic box-office along with a further $138 million overseas.

Christopher McQuarrie penned and directed that adaptation based on the tenth Reacher novel "One Shot," and it has subsequently had a strong life on disc, VOD and cable - so much so that a sequel based on the novel "Never Go Back" was greenlit.

One surprise though came in May when it was announced that McQuarrie was out and Cruise's "The Last Samurai" director Ed Zwick and writer Marshall Herskovitz would take over the follow-up from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. McQuarrie is remaining onboard though as executive producer.

Out doing promotion for "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" which he penned and directed, McQuarrie revealed that he couldn't return to do the second "Jack Reacher" due to his commitments to 'Rogue Nation'. »

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Red-Band Trailer: "The Night Before"

28 July 2015 9:12 AM, PDT

The "50/50" team of director Jonathan Levine along with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen re-team for the upcoming Christmas-themed dark comedy "The Night Before". Levine, Ariel Shaffir, Kyle Hunter and Evan Goldberg penned the script and the film is slated to open in November.

Anthony Mackie joins the pair as a trio of guys who have held the long standing tradition of conducting a night of drinking and debauchery every Christmas Eve. As one is becoming famous and another is about to have a baby, the guys decide to do one last night to remember and things start going crazy.

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Michael Moore Announces Next Film

28 July 2015 9:10 AM, PDT

It has been almost six years since Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has done a movie, and with this morning's announcement of the Toronto Film Festival line-up came word of what his next project will be.

Entitled "Where to Invade Next," the 110-minute documentary has been been completed in secret and will premiere there next month as part of the Special Presentations category. In a Q&A on Periscope, Moore talked about his aim with the film:

"The issue of the United States in infinite war is something that has concerned me for quite some time, and provides the necessary satire for this film... Now the secret is out: I have a new movie. We're very excited about having the premiere in Toronto. I've been very quiet about the making of this film. You probably haven't seem much of me… We've been very diligent about keeping this under cover... I »

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New Trailer: "Sicario"

28 July 2015 9:07 AM, PDT

Announced as part of the Toronto Film Festival line-up earlier this morning, a new trailer is already out for Denis Villeneuve's thriller "Sicario". Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro star in the film which explores the drug war riding on the border between Mexico and the United States. Roger Deakins served as cinematographer on the film which opens September 25th.

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New "Batman v Superman," "Deadpool" Photos

28 July 2015 5:45 AM, PDT

Warner Bros. Pictures and 20th Century Fox have released three new high-resolution photos each from both next Spring's "Deadpool" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" films.

Empire posted the stills online from the movies including Henry Cavill's Superman standing in the wreckage of Wayne Manor, Ben Affleck's Batman by the Bat-signal, and Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. The "Deadpool" pics show off Ryan Reynolds in all three pics along with Morena Baccarin and Brianna Hildebrand.

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"Arrow" S4 Villain To Be "Pure Evil"

28 July 2015 5:43 AM, PDT

Marc Guggenheim, the executive producer on The CW's "Arrow," says the major villain for the upcoming fourth season will be quite different to what came before.

The first season it was Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), the second Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (Manu Bennet), the third Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable). With the fourth we're getting Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and Guggenheim tells Access Hollywood that this guy is pure bad news:

"Damien's a different kind of villain than we've had on the show before. He's not as centurion as Ra's, he's not as looney tune as Slade, he's not as -- and people will be surprised I use this word -- but he's not as noble as Malcolm Merlyn.

He's pure evil. We wanted someone who was truly, truly malevolent. We've never done that on the show before. All of our big bads always thought they were doing… the wrong thing for the right reason. »

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Netflix Renews "Bojack," Sets Show Launches

28 July 2015 5:42 AM, PDT

The Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Tour has just gotten underway and will run for the next two weeks with the major networks and streaming services making major announcements.

Netflix was first in the line-up and announced premiere dates for several of its upcoming series along with word that they've officially renewed its animated comedy series "BoJack Horseman" for a third season. Twelve new episodes of the show will hit the service in mid-2016.

The dates announced include a September 10th launch for the new Netflix-exclusive ten-episode fourth season of AMC's "Longmire," a November 6th launch for Aziz Ansari's comedy show "Master of None," and unspecified fourth quarter 2015 releases for Marvel's "Jessica Jones," the short sketch comedy series "With Bob and David," the third season of "Hemlock Grove," the animated comedy "F is for Family," and Sofia Coppola's "A Very Murray Christmas" special.

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Douglas Not Signed For More "Ant-Man"

28 July 2015 5:29 AM, PDT

Marvel Studios is famous for signing on its actors for multi-picture deals. Most often it's six, though that number can go up and down depending upon the actor.

In a surprising admission though, actor Michael Douglas has revealed to Yahoo that he hasn't signed on for any more appearances as Hank Pym in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as yet:

"I'm not signed up to anything more. I've learned a whole lot and would look forward to more if it comes my way but if not I've enjoyed the experience."

Douglas adds that if Pym does return, he would like to get a bit more humor elements to work with:

"Paul and Adam (McKay's) re-write bought a lot more humour. I accused Paul of bringing a lot more humour to his character! Michael Pena can take care of himself. I on the other hand was left giving the exposition and the plot, »

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HBO, Peter Berg Plan Western Drama

28 July 2015 5:27 AM, PDT

"Friday Night Lights" creator Peter Berg will executive produce and direct "Untamed," a new hourlong Wild West set drama for HBO.

The story follows three mismatched travelers as they set out on a treacherous trek from 1840s Wyoming across the Rocky Mountains to Utah. Along the way, they're forced to embrace some of their most primitive instincts to survive.

Mark L. Smith ("The Revenant") will pen the script and also executive produce. The project joins HBO's other projects in the works including "Westworld" and "Utopia".

Source: EW »

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Diane Keaton Joins HBO's "Young Pope"

28 July 2015 5:26 AM, PDT

Oscar winner Diane Keaton has signed on to star opposite Jude Law in the eight-part upcoming series "The Young Pope" for HBO and Sky.

Law will play Pius Xiii who is a fictional American pope who becomes the most conservative leader the Catholic Church has ever seen.

Stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers yet full of compassion toward the weak and poor, he faces the prospect of losing those closest to him - even his God.

Keaton will play Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City. The project marks the first-ever TV series from Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino who will co-write all the episodes with Tony Grisoni, Umberto Contarello and Stefano Rulli.

Source: The Live Feed »

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