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"Deadpool" Aiming For $150M Opening

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It seems the comic adaptation "Deadpool" treated the box-office this weekend the way its title character was treated by his girlfriend on International Womens Day in the film itself.

20th Century Fox's release, budgeted at an economical $58 million, absolutely smashed the President's Day Weekend box office and continues to surpass all expectations. Yesterday, after the opening day figures came in, the film was on track to make around $117 million over the three-day and $130 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

Those estimates have again been revised considerably upward. The three-day estimate now stands at $135 million with the four-day total now looking to hit as high as $150 million. That not only easily surpasses the previous record for this holiday, but it's also the biggest ever opening for an R-rated film - shattering the long held $91.8 million three-day record that "The Matrix Reloaded" did in 2003.

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"Rogue One" To Get Its Own Force Friday

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Following on from what happened with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" last year, Disney has used the current Toy Fair 2016 to announce that this year's upcoming first spin-off feature "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" will be getting its own Force Friday.

Set to hit September 30th, the event will be the same as with its predecessor with the merchandise being unleashed in stores to ahead of the film itself in December. Retailer will open their store and online doors at 12 am sharp to allow fans to get their hands on the tie-in merchandise.

None of the new toys were revealed as part of Toy Fair 2016 though. With the exception of one still, and a brief teaser screened at a convention last year, there's no real materials from the film at this point.

Source: Movieweb »

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Jesse Eisenberg On A "Realistic" Luthor

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While the reactions to his appearance in the trailers have been mixed, word out of the first screenings of Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has been that Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor is the scene stealer of the film.

Sitting down for a recent interview with Playboy, Eisenberg revealed that his take on Luthor is more in tuned to what modern-day audiences want from their big screen villains:

"The character is in line with what audiences want to see now, which is a more modern, psychologically realistic concept of Lex Luthor. His motivations are multifaceted; he has a way of using language that's specific to the way his mind works; he struggles with interesting philosophical dilemmas like that of the individual having too much power, even if that individual is using that power for good. For instance, Superman has so far been using his powers to do some good, »

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Daniel Craig In Talks For "Purity" Series

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Around half a dozen networks and streaming services such as Showtime, FX and Netflix are in talks to commit to a limited series in an adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's novel "Purity".

Daniel Craig would star in the project which would get a straight-to-series order and follow an aimless young woman named Purity but known as Pip.

Raised in unusual circumstances in Northern Californi, she winds up bouncing around after college from Oakland to Bolivia to Denver in a series of jobs and relationships with equally offbeat characters.

Franzen and Todd Field ("In the Bedroom," "Little Children") are penning the script, Field will direct and Scott Rudin will produce the project which is seeking a twenty episode order. This would mark Craig's first TV series in the United States.

Source: Variety »

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"Adventures in Babysitting" TV Remake Trailer

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Joining the long list of unnecessary remakes, The Disney Channel has delivered a modern "reimagining" the classic 1987 family comedy favorite "Adventures in Babysitting" (aka. "A Night on the Town") with a Summer premiere being targeted.

Baring no real resemblance to the original beyond the basic premise, this is much more a toddler friendly and generic looking affair in which Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson take a two-handed approach to the Elisabeth Shue role. There's also a rap battle, a rare ferret, extra kids and sadly no sign of Vincent D'Onofrio as Thor.

Check out the trailer below and compare that with the tone of the original in the clip included below that:

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First "Ghostbusters" Trailer Gets Teased

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Thirty years on from the original film, the "Ghostbusters" franchise returns rebooted with a more female-centric cast. Coming off the very well regard "Spy" last year, filmmaker Paul Feig helms the new film which has been the subject of much controversy and debate in recent years.

Beyond a few photos though there's been nothing seen from the film with many anxiously awaiting the first trailer. Today comes word on when we'll see that trailer - March 3rd - in a new 'teaser of a teaser' clip which keeps it vague. The film itself opens in July.

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"Deadpool" Heading For $130M Weekend

13 February 2016 8:31 AM, PST

"Deadpool" continues to obliterate all box office expectations as its first day haul has exceeded all expectations.

Going into the weekend, the studio was suggesting a $60 million domestic haul over the four-day holiday while rival studios were pegging a figure closer to $70 million. Those were revised yesterday up to $90-100 million in the wake of $12 million in previews on Thursday night and a projected $35 million opening day haul.

Well the final figures for Friday are in and the numbers have been revised upwards again. The superhero comedy pulled in $47.5 million on Friday, including the $12.7 million in Thursday night previews, which is the highest opening day ever for an R-rated film.

That also puts it on track for a Presidents Day four-day weekend haul of more than $130 million. That's literally double the studio's initially conservative estimate and easily topping the $93 million record for that weekend made last year by "Fifty Shades of Grey »

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Egerton, Ehrenreich Up For Han Solo?

13 February 2016 8:28 AM, PST

At last report the likes of Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen and Blake Jenner were all rumored candidates to take on the role of a younger version of Harrison Ford's iconic "Star Wars" bounty hunter character Han Solo.

Whomever is chosen will star in the upcoming stand-alone spin-off film being directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller which is currently targeting a May 25th 2018 release date. There's also the possibility that once selected, they'll be hired to shoot a cameo for the upcoming first spin-off feature "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

Today, a new report over at StarWarsNews claims that two more names have been added to the list - "Kingsman: The Secret Service" star Taron Egerton and "Hail, Caesar!" scene stealer Alden Ehrenreich. The report indicates the pair have auditioned multiple times for the role and in fact »

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Warners & DC Film Plans May Be Revised?

13 February 2016 8:27 AM, PST

The release of the new trailer for Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" this week has already generated much discussion, much of it positive and indicating it was the best trailer for the film thus far.

One of the most interesting pieces popping up on Hitfix. Speaking with Roth Cornet, veteran film journo Drew McWeeny has revealed that the film has begun screening and judging by early reaction the future plans for Warner Bros. Pictures' DC expanded universe may undergo some release shuffling should 'Dawn' not reach the stratospheric heights it needs to:

"If I was a betting man, if i were going to lay a bet on what's going to happen... 'Suicide Squad' they'll go all in on, they'll push all their chips on that and I think 'Suicide Squad' is going to be a hit for them. I think 'Wonder Woman' will be »

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"Thrones" S6 Trailer Hits With "Vinyl"

13 February 2016 8:26 AM, PST

The sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" doesn't air until April 24th, and so far there's been no real footage from any of it beyond one or two shots in the network's 2016 promo. That is all about to change on Sunday it seems.

HBO used Twitter to announce that the first trailer for the new season will screen this Sunday, just ahead of the series premiere of the Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese-produced series "Vinyl". Check out the 'tease' of that teaser in the tweet below.

Send a raven. The #GoTSeason6 tease will air this Sunday at 8:59Pm Et before @VinylHBO

(Warning: You will be teased)https://t.co/93Pl8aCEie

Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) February 12, 2016 »

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"Huntsman: Winter's War" Gets A TV Trailer

13 February 2016 8:25 AM, PST

Following on from the new trailer released earlier this week, Universal has released the first TV spot for the upcoming "The Huntsman: Winter’s War" which serves as a prequel to 2012's "Snow White and the Huntsman". Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt star in this story about evil sister queens, magic mirrors and ice palaces. The film is slated to open in April.

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Ashley Judd Joins "Twin Peaks" Revival

13 February 2016 5:20 AM, PST

Ashley Judd has joined the cast of David Lynch's much anticipated revival of the "Twin Peaks" TV series on Showtime.

Judd will join a cast confirmed to include returnees like Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee, Madchen Amick, Michael Horse, Dana Ashbrook, Miguel Ferrer, Peggy Lipton, Everett McGill, Ray Wise, Grace Zabriskie, Warren Frost and Lynch himself returning as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole.

Other newcomers to the franchise include James Belushi, Larry Clarke, Laura Dern, Balthazar Getty, Grant Goodeve, Caleb Landry Jones, Robert Knepper, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amanda Seyfried, Tom Sizemore and Naomi Watts.

The new 'Peaks' is being written and produced by series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost and is directed entirely by David Lynch. The new episodes air in 2017.

Source: Deadline »

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Rudd, Coogan To Play A Married Couple

13 February 2016 5:19 AM, PST

Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are set to star in Andrew Fleming's comedy "An Ideal Home" for Remstar Studios.

Rudd and Coogan play a bickering couple with an extravagant life, Coogan's a celebrity while Rudd is his hesitant partner. When the grandson of Coogan's character shows up and has nowhere to go, the couple reluctantly decide to take him in.

Fleming wrote the script while Gabriella Tana, Maria Theresa Arida, Maxime Remillard and Aaron Ryder will produce.

Source: THR »


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Eric Jonhnson Joins "Fifty Shades" Sequel

13 February 2016 5:18 AM, PST

"The Knick" actor Eric Johnson is in talks to play Jack Hyde in both "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed," the sequels to last year's global hit "Fifty Shades of Grey" at Universal Pictures.

In the books, Hyde is Anastasia Steele's new boss, an assistant news editor who falls for her and begins pursuing her - something Grey very much dislikes. He appears

Kim Basinger and Bella Heathcote also star in the films in which Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini are reprising their roles.

James Foley is taking over directing reins from Sam Taylor-Johnson, while Niall Leonard and James are penning the script. Both films will be shot back-to-back ahead of February 2017 & 2018 releases.

Source: Variety »

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Hannibal Buress Joins "Baywatch" Film

13 February 2016 5:17 AM, PST

Comedian Hannibal Buress ("Broad City," "The Secret Life of Pets") is in final negotiations to join Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in the "Baywatch" film at Paramount Pictures.

This film version of the 1990s television series about California lifeguards is expected to take on a more comedic tone. The story centers on the leader of an elite group of lifeguards (Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young hotshot former Olympian (Efron) in order to save the beloved bay.

Seth Gordon will direct the fil which also stars Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra and Kelly Rohrbach. Buress will play one of the locals in the bay community and filming begins February 22nd.

Source: THR »

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Kaminski To Direct "The Postcard Killings"

13 February 2016 5:16 AM, PST

Steven Spielberg's regular cinematographer Janusz Kaminski is attached to direct the crime thriller "The Postcard Killings" for Good Films.

Based on James Patterson and Liza Marklund's 2010 novel, the story centers on New York detective Jacob Kanon who joins forces with Swedish art critic Dessie Larsson to investigate a seemingly senseless sequence of killings of couples across Europe.

Postcards are sent to apparently random journalists by the killer, each heralding the next horrific crime. Larsson has just received such a postcard, and she and Kanon must piece together the clues to catch the killer.

Marklund and Tove Alsterdal penned the screenplay. Filming will take place in New York, Munich, Stockholm, northern Sweden and possibly Norway.

Source: Variety »

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Transformer Bumblebee Gets A Spin-Off

12 February 2016 10:22 AM, PST

News came earlier this morning that Paramount Pictures had locked in June 2017, June 2018 and June 2019 release dates for three more "Transformers" films.

The 2017 one is certainly set to be the Michael Bay-directed fifth sequel in the series with Mark Wahlberg returning, but there were no details on the other two other than them being labelled "Transformers 6" and "Transformers 7" at the time.

Speaking on a conference call today, Hasbro's Tom Warner has offered some clarification - seems the company is doing the "Star Wars" style approach with a spin-off feature sandwiched between the main sequels. That means it'll be "Transformers 6" rather than a seventh in 2019.

So what will the 2018 film be? It will Not be the animated Cybertron spin-off project as some have suggested, rather the character of Bumblebee is getting his own stand-alone spin-off film which will open June 8th 2018 opposite Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" sequel.

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Wayans Is Murtagh In Fox's "Lethal Weapon"

12 February 2016 10:20 AM, PST

Damon Wayans Sr. has been set to star as Roger Murtaugh, the role made famous by Danny Glover, in the upcoming TV series reboot of the "Lethal Weapon" franchise on Fox.

Wayans, who was a regular on Fox's sketch comedy show "In Living Color" many years ago, is set for the role after a prolonged dealmaking process. With that now in place, the project has received a formal pilot pickup.

Warner Bros. Television is producing the project in which former Navy Seal Martin Riggs suffers the loss of his wife and baby, and moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with Lapd detective Roger Murtaugh (Wayans Sr.), who, having recently suffered a 'minor' heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.

The key role of Riggs, played by Mel Gibson in the films, has yet to be cast. Matt Miller ("Chuck," "Forever") is executive producing »

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"Deadpool" Sets February Box-Office Record

12 February 2016 8:40 AM, PST

Opening with previews last night ahead of its full release today, 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool" has set the records for both an R-rated Thursday night preview and a February preview.

The Ryan Reynolds-led comic book adaptation took in a gross of $12.7 million, easily beating the $8.6 million made by "Fifty Shades of Grey" in the same February weekend slot last year.

Four-day estimates for "Deadpool" over the holiday weekend current hovers anywhere between $60-80 million depending upon whom you ask. That would put it in line with other R-rated comic book openings like "300" ($71M) and "Watchmen" ($55M).

That figure is also far ahead of comedy sequel "Zoolander" which pulled in $750,000 from Thursday night previews. It is expected to open in the low $20 million range, though may go lower considering that film's shocking reviews which sit at 22% positive on Rotten Tomatoes.

Source: Deadline »


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"Flash" Extended Preview Is Zoom Heavy

12 February 2016 8:39 AM, PST

The CW has released a new extended trailer for "The Flash" which offers up a bunch of new footage from the next couple of episodes and even teases the long awaited unmasking of the main villain of the season - Zoom. Next week's episode wraps up the Earth-2 two-parter, and subsequent episodes feature "Arrow" character John Diggle and the villain King Shark.

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