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F. Scott Frazier To Write Harlen Coben Adaptation ‘Tell No One’ For Universal

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Exclusive: Universal Pictures has just set F. Scott Frazier to rewrite Tell No One, an adaptation of the bestselling thriller by Harlen Coben. The studio and producer Frank Marshall have been sweet on this for several years, and Frazier, whose recent credits include xXx: Return Of Xander Cage and Collide, will rewrite an earlier draft was written by Argo‘s Chris Terrio. We keep waiting for Coben’s novels to pop onscreen, and this one has taken a circuitous route to get to… »


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‘Proud Mary’ Trailer: Taraji P. Henson Dressed To Kill As Hitwoman

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Taraji P. Henson gets dressed to kill in the first trailer for Proud Mary, director Babak Najafi’s action movie with the Empire Emmy winner playing a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Set to the tune of — what else? — “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner (her solo version, sans Ike), the trailer has Henson suiting up in leather and heels, with a visit to a secret weapons closet that could make James Bond envious — all for what seems to be an action-packed… »


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Movie Tickets Hit Record High Average Of $8.95 In Q2

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Movie admissions fell in Q2, but exhibitors may find a silver lining when they tally their revenues. The average consumer outlay for tickets hit a new high, $8.95 — a 2.5% increase vs the period last year — the National Association of Theatre Owners reports. That tops the $8.84 in Q1, the previous high. People paid premium prices for theaters with recliner seats and for hits in 3D and large screen venues. Movies that did well in the settings included Guardians of the Galax… »

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Comic-Con: On Jack Kirby’s 100th Anniversary, Tributes To “The King Of Comics” From Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Kevin Feige, Geoff Johns & More

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Without Jack Kirby there would be no Comic-Con. Period, full stop. On the 100th anniversary of the birth of the man now known as the King of Comics, no tribute can really do justice to Kirby’s vast impact and importance. Last week at D23, Disney boss Bob Iger made a pretty fine effort when he praised Kirby as “an industry icon who redefined comics.” With those words in mind, we reached out to Kirby’s most famous collaborator Stan Lee, DC Entertainment head Geoff Johns… »


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‘Only The Brave’ Trailer & One-Sheet: Story Of The Heroic Granite Mountain Hotshots

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Updated with exclusive first look at poster: Sony has unveiled the first real look at Only The Brave, the newly titled Columbia Pictures drama about the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, the elite forest fire crew that saw 19 of its members killed while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire that blazed near Prescott, Az in June 2013. In honor of this country’s inaugural National Heroes Day, Sony today released a first look at the one-sheet for the movie, which tells the… »


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Anne Hathaway To Star In Contained Sci-Fi Thriller ‘O2’

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Exclusive: Anne Hathaway will star in O2, a contained thriller with sci-fi elements that is fast coming together for a fall shoot. Im Global is closing a deal to finance the film that will fall in the $10 million budget range. In the script by Christie LeBlanc, Hathaway will play a woman who wakes up inside a cryogenic chamber, with no memory of how she got there. She must escape the chamber before her air runs out. Its sci-fi elements make it a closer cousin to Gravity… »


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‘Brigsby Bear’ Trailer Hits Ahead Of Comic-Con Closeup

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Sony Pictures Classics paid $5 million for rights to the quirky Kyle Mooney-starring Brigsby Bear after it bowed at Sundance this year. After a stop at the Cannes Critics’ Week sidebar it’s now ramping up for a July 28 theatrical release by unveiling the official trailer ahead of its afternoon appearance in Hall H at Comic-Con. From longtime Saturday Night Live collaborators Mooney (who co-wrote with Kevin Costello) and Dave McCary, who’s making his directorial debut, the… »


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Comic-Con Photo Gallery: ‘Legion’ & ‘Game Of Thrones’ Go Large, ‘Stranger Things’ & ‘Defenders’ Take Over Gaslamp In Annual Marketing Blitz

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Forget about Marvel vs. DC or The Walking Dead vs. Game Of Thrones in Hall H. The really big battle at Comic-Con this is between Legion and People Of Earth. With the confab officially underway today, the FX/Marvel drama and the TBS comedy about an alien abduction support group have taken over the most marketing square footage by far in San Diego this year. The scrimmage for the attention of the tens of thousands and more descending on the city over the next few days has… »


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Fathom Events Owners Tap Ray Nutt To Be CEO

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The nation’s three largest exhibition chains have turned to a Regal Entertainment exec to lead their effort to provide theaters with non-Hollywood content including concerts and sports events. Ray Nutt is now CEO of Fathom Events, moving from Regal where he was Svp of Business Relations. The announcement does not mention the status of John Rubey, Fathom’s CEO since 2014 when it was split from National CineMedia. AMC Entertainment, Regal, and Cinemark Holdings own… »


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Deadline’s Pmc, Hollywood Filmmakers & Sports Teams Back Launch Of National Heroes Day

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A group of Hollywood filmmakers, sports teams and Deadline’s parent company Penske Media Corp are among those teaming to support the launch of this country’s first annual National Heroes Day today. The Day is designed as a celebration of every day Americans who perform courageous and selfless acts of heroism. National Heroes Day comes on the 48th anniversary of Nasa’s successful Apollo 11 Moonwalk mission, and is inspired by the heroism of those who sacrificed and risked… »


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Comic-Con: ‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ Director Angela Robinson On Bondage And The Iconic Superhero

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In Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, writer-director Angela Robinson brings the fascinating — and provocative — life of the titular Harvard psychologist and creator of the superhero Wonder Woman, Dr. William Moulton Marston to the big screen. Amidst the bells and whistles of CG-laden, fantastical Hollywood blockbusters and fanfare at Comic-Con, Robinson’s film brings a different side to the hero experience that strips away the flash and cuts deep into the social… »


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Red West Dies: ‘Road House’ Actor, Stuntman & Songwriter Was 81

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Red West, best known as an actor for his role as Red alongside Patrick Swayze in Road House, and a longtime friend and songwriting partner of Elvis Presley, has died. West died Tuesday at a Memphis, Tn hospital after suffering an aortic aneurysm, his wife, Pat, told The Commercial Appeal newspaper. He was 81. The Bolivar, Tn native befriended Presley in high school, and went on to appear in small roles in several of Presley’s films in the 1960s. As a songwriter, he… »


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Christopher Nolan Tells New York Crowd He Prefers Blu-ray To Netflix

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Admitting that every film is a "big gamble," Christopher Nolan today sat down after a mid-day screening of his Dunkirk hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The discussion on the eve of the release of his World War II epic also featured the staunch supporter of theaters admitting he "rarely" uses Netflix when watching movies at home — he prefers Blu-ray — while he continued his long-standing mantra extolling the virtues of making movies with film. "Is this a… »


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‘Invasion Of The Body Snatchers’ Coming To Life At Warner Bros

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Exclusive: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is coming to a pod near you, courtesy of producer John Davis and Warner Bros. David Leslie Johnson (Dungeons And Dragons, The Conjuring 2) is penning another remake of the classic film — and there couldn’t be a better remake to do. In the 1970s, the last time it was remade with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Kevin McCarthy (who had been in the first remake), the United Artists movie became a political statement about cult… »


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Comic-Con: Essential Panels, Surprises + Backstage With Ricky Whittle Of ‘American Gods’

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"It's like Disneyland for adults — I still geek out," American Gods star and Comic-Con veteran Ricky Whittle says of the colossal San Diego confab that officially kicks off tomorrow. To help negotiate the July 20-23 fanboy and fangirl extravaganza, Whittle and his backstage insights joined Deadline to, er, whittle the hundreds of panels, activations and events that fill Sdcc's schedule to its core essentials. Check out Deadline's Comic-Con 2017 video preview and see who… »


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Auteur Ambitions ‘Dunkirk’ & ‘Valerian’ To Brawl At Weekend Box Office

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Two very expensive movies, both personal stories to each of their directors, are facing off at the weekend box office with openings that are expected to be less than spectacular when juxtaposed to their $150 million-plus production costs. Over the past month in tracking, Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk has had the upper hand over Luc Besson’s French comic-book feature adaptation Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, with opening ranges… »


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Peter Bart: Can ‘Dunkirk’s Christopher Nolan Sell Brit-Centric WWII Tale To U.S. Filmgoers?

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Poised and primped as always in his crisp blazer, Christopher Nolan takes center stage Friday as a forceful advocate for his ambitious film Dunkirk. In his pitch to filmgoers and to the media, Nolan urges viewers to see Dunkirk as a Hitchcockian suspense movie, not as a conventional war film. Indeed Nolan's repeated references to Hitchcock reflect his reverence for his mentor's showmanship in promoting his films, as well as for his directing gifts. Reserved and formal by… »


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Well Go USA Gets In On Action With ‘Triple Threat’ Deal

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Exclusive: Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Triple Threat, the Arclight Films action thriller that teams a slew of big-name international action stars including Michael Jai White, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, Scott Adkins and Michael Bisping. The deal will see the film aim for a U.S theatrical release in early 2018. Directed by Jesse V. Johnson, the movie centers on a down-and-out band of mercenaries (Ong Bak‘s Jaa, The Raid‘s Uwais and M… »


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‘The Snowman’ Trailer: Michael Fassbender Stars In Chilling Crime Thriller

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Universal Pictures has released the trailer for its forthcoming crime thriller The Snowman, from director Tomas Alfredson and based on Jo Nesbo’s novel. Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer and J.K. Simmons, the film is slated to hit theaters October 20, just in time for Halloween. The pic follows elite crime squad detective Harry Hole (Fassbender) who investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter. He… »


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Vincent D’Onofrio Taps ‘Valerian’s Dane DeHaan To Play Billy The Kid In Suretone Western

19 July 2017 11:31 AM, PDT

Exclusive: On the eve of opening in the Luc Besson-directed Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, Dane DeHaan has been set to star as gunslinger Billy The Kid in The Kid, a Western that Suretone Pictures is backing. He will star alongside Ethan Hawke in the feature directed by Vincent D'Onofrio. The Andrew Lanham-scripted pic focuses on the infamous gunfighter in a tale told through the eyes of a young boy who reaches out to his hero to help save his family. Jordan… »


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