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Kevin Bacon says the 'Tremors' reboot is heading to SyFy channel

26 June 2017 5:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kevin Bacon has revealed that the Tremors reboot which he is developing with Oscar-nominated Whiplash producer Jason Blum is set to be made with broadcaster SyFy (formerly the Sci-Fi Channel).

“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,” the Footloose and Diner star told Screen while at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where he was attending a screening of Story Of A Girl, in which he co-stars.

Bacon originally approached Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum, whose horror credits include Paranormal Activity and Insidious, with the idea of reviving cult comedy-horror Tremors as a feature film, but the project is now being developed as an eight-episode TV series, which Bacon will star in and produce.

He will again be playing Valentine McKee, the Nevada handyman who tussles with gigantic man-eating sandworms. »


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‘Conjuring 3’ in the Works With David Leslie Johnson Attached to Write Script

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The “Conjuring” universe continues to expand.

New Line is moving forward on its third iteration of the “Conjuring” franchise with “The Conjuring 3.” David Leslie Johnson is on board to script. James Wan will serve as producer through his Atomic Monster production company with Peter Safran.

The logline for “The Conjuring 3” is under wraps. As with the first two “Conjuring” films, which starred Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal researchers Lorraine and Ed Warren, the story will be taken from the Warrens’ case files.

Johnson wrote “The Conjuring 2,” which went on to gross $320 million worldwide. The news comes two weeks after New Line launched development on “The Crooked Man,” based on the malevolent character in “The Conjuring 2” in the the fourth film spinoff from Wan’s 2013 hit “The Conjuring.” The others are “Annabelle,” “Annabelle: Creation” and “The Nun.”

The two “Conjuring” films and 2014’s “Annabelle” have combined to gross $897 million in box office worldwide. “Annabelle: Creation »


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Sissy Spacek to Make Return to Stephen King Multiverse in ‘Castle Rock’

16 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sissy Spacek is making her return to the Stephen King multiverse in the upcoming Hulu series “Castle Rock.” In “Castle Rock” she will play Ruth Deaver, the estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Andre Holland). Henry is the series lead — a retired professor with fading memories and a complicated history about the town. One of Spacek’s best known roles is thanks to a King work. She starred in the 1976 adaptation of “Carrie,” in which she played the titular, telekinetic high schooler. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance. Also Read: 'Moonlight' Star André Holland Cast as Lead Stephen King. »


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Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo Untitled Drama From Dan Gilroy Lands at Netflix

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has won an auction for the movie rights to an upcoming untitled feature film drama set in the art world and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo.

Dan Gilroy will direct from his own script. The project re-teams Gilroy with “Nightcrawler” stars Gyllenhaal and  Russo in which the former played an ambitious cameraman and the latter a local news producer.

Gilroy has been directing a legal thriller with Denzel Washington for Sony, which recently changed the title from “Inner City” to “Roman Israel.”

Gyllenhaal stars Netflix’s “Okja,” directed by Bong Joon-Ho, which competed at the Cannes Film Festival last month. The movie also starred Korean child actress Ahn Seo-hyun alongside Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano. Netflix will make “Okja” available to stream on June 28.

He will be seen next as Jeff Bauman in the Boston Marathon drama “Stronger.” Gyllenhaal’s production company Nine Stories produced “Stronger” along with Mandeville and Bold. The film, »


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Warner Bros. Developing 'The Accountant' Sequel With Ben Affleck

20 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Warner Bros. is readying a sequel for The Accountant, with Ben Affleck in talks to return to star.

Writer Bill Dubuque and director Gavin O’Connor are also in talks for the proposed sequel to the 2016 feature, which followed a highly functioning autistic man who worked as an accountant for criminal organizations. When the Treasury Department starts to follow his activities, he uses his background as an assassin to protect himself and others. 

Producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams are also eyeing a return.

The action-drama grossed $86 million at the domestic box office on the relatively modest budget of $44 million. »


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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’ Filming Dates, Title Details Revealed

23 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s a good thing the early reactions to Spider-Man: Homecoming are positive, because it sounds like Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are moving full-steam ahead on the sequel. Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 was announced for release in 2019 back in December, and with less than two weeks to go before Homecoming hits theaters, Sony and Marvel are wasting no time in getting preparations underway for the follow-up. Collider’s own Steve Weintraub caught up with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and producer Amy Pascal at the press day for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and while the two … »


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Elvis Presley Manager Biopic ‘The Colonel’ in Development (Exclusive)

26 June 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spencer Proffer, Steve Binder, and Joe Berlinger are developing a feature film about Elvis Presley’s manger Colonel Tom Parker.

Production is slated for early 2018. Parker, who died in 1997 at age 87, arrived in America as a 20-year old undocumented Dutch immigrant, and took great pains to hide his past. Before leaving Holland, he might have committed murder. »


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Spike Lee’s Netflix Series ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Sets Fall Premiere Date

23 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has revealed the premiere date and first teaser for Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” the series adaptation of Lee’s 1986 debut film.

The 10-episode series will launch Thanksgiving Day (November 23). DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent), and Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos).

The series also stars Chyna Layne, Ilfenesh Hadeara, Margot Bingham, Sydney Morton, and Joie Lee. Lee directs all 10 episodes of the series, in addition to producing. Lee has previously directed for television, but this is the first time he has directed an entire series. Tonya Lewis Lee is executive producer, with Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage producing. »


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President Trump Bashes CNN as Video Surfaces of Producer Criticizing Russia Coverage

22 minutes ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

President Trump renewed his attack on CNN as “fake news” on Tuesday morning after conservative provocateur James O’Keefe released a video of a man believed to be CNN producer John Bonifield criticizing the cabler’s coverage of Trump’s ties to Russia.

Early Tuesday, Trump suggested in a tweet that “Fake News CNN” was in for a management shakeup. The video released by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas features in a nine-minute discussion with a man identified as Bonifield, supervising producer of the CNN Health unit, in which Bonifield criticizes CNN’s heavy focus on the probe into the Trump administration’s connection to Russian officials.

Bonifield describes the Trump-Russia story as “mostly bullshit” and said the coverage was driven by the desire for ratings. Bonifield does not appear to realize that he is being videotaped.

Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories »


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Stephen Colbert Has a Whole Russia Week on the Late Show Planned So Trump Can See What He Got Up To

35 minutes ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

He has returned from his travels with the truth. Maybe. »

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Editors wage war over Best Drama Actress: Will Emmy go to Elisabeth Moss, Claire Foy or … ? [Watch]

37 minutes ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Can Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) finally win an Emmy after seven combined losses for “Mad Men” (2009-2013, 2015) and “Top of the Lake” (2013)? Or might newcomer Claire Foy (“The Crown”) be coronated the Emmy champ? Gold Derby editors Chris Beachum, Marcus James Dixon and Daniel Montgomery wage war over all of the 2017 […] »


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Stephen Colbert Returns From Russia With a Mock Apology for Trump (Video)

38 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stephen Colbert returned to Monday’s “Late Show” after a surprise trip to Russia with a lacerating apology for President Donald Trump, whom he’s been ridiculing relentlessly on his CBS program. A day after Colbert’s return from St. Petersburg, where the comedian filmed footage for upcoming sketches, Trump took to Twitter to accuse former President Barack Obama of failing to act despite knowing about Russia meddling in the U.S. election. “The real story is that President Obama did Nothing after being informed in August about Russian meddling,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “With 4 months looking at Russia…under a magnifying glass, »


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Ted Danson Is Having ‘Much More Fun’ Playing The Good Place’s Resident Villain

39 minutes ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Why he couldn’t stop telling people about the show’s twist before it happened. »

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‘Son of Sam’ Murders Explored in Smithsonian Channel’s ‘The Lost Tapes’ (Exclusive Video)

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Smithsonian Channel has unearthed some rarely seen footage surrounding the murders of serial killer Son of Sam as part of the last installment in “The Lost Tapes” series. Set to premiere on Sunday, July 30 at 9 p.m., “The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam” will tell the story of the New York City murderer David Berkowitz using no interviews or recreations. The hour-long documentary solely uses media reports and home videos from the time, including contemporary press coverage of the murders and interviews from people who knew Berkowitz. The doc is timed to the 40th anniversary of Berkowitz’s killing spree, »


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Billboard Hot 100: Is ‘Despacito’ the song of the summer? It spends a 7th week at number-one

1 hour ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Is “Despacito” the song of the summer? The Spanish-language hit single by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, is on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week in a row. As we get deeper into the season — this chart is dated July 8 — “Despacito” could be on its […] »


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Robert Pattinson’s Hair Is Insane in the Propulsive New Good Time Trailer

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Behold Robert Pattinson’s excellent American accent and insane blond dye job. »


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The Best Movies of 2017 (So Far)

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Including Get Out, Baby Driver, and The Beguiled. »


- Emily Yoshida,David Edelstein

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Why Jon Hamm Hasn’t Become a Movie Star, Yet

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And why Baby Driver may signal a new phase for the actor. »


- Angelica Jade Bastién

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Outsider Pictures Handling Sales on Small is Biutiful Title ‘1,200 Souls’ (Exclusive)

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Paul Hudson’s L.A. based Outsider Pictures has boarded “1,200 Souls,” a fantasy thriller set in the high Pyrenees, and one of the highlights at the 10th Spain-Ile de France Small is Biutiful in Paris, a prestigious boutique Spain-France co-production forum which unspooled June 23.

Outsider Pictures is handling international sales rights on “1,200 Souls,” the latest movie from the Zaragoza-based producer-director tandem of Marta Cabrera and Pablo Aragues whose “Novatos,” also repped by Hudson, was a Netflix worldwide distribution pick-up.

In his first two features, Aragues tackled sects (“Vigilo el camino”) and hazing (“Novatos”). Backed by the Aragon Film Commission, “1,200 Souls” is set in a small town in the lap of the Pyrenees, to which a young woman, Carla, returns to scatter her mother’s ashes, only to be confronted by violence, deaths and the seemingly supernatural, such as spontaneous combustion.

A film about “a girl looking for her origins,” Cabrera told Variety, »


- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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See Pharrell Battle Jimmy Fallon in Song-Naming Challenge

1 hour ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Pharrell Williams squared off against Jimmy Fallon in a musical battle of wits on The Tonight Show on Monday.

Their "Name That Song Challenge" followed straightforward rules. The Roots pick a tune – this set was heavy on 1980s radio hits – and play it one instrument at a time, usually leading with a synthesizer line. The contestants are equipped with buzzers; whoever rings first gets to name the track.

Fallon dominated the first half of the game, quickly identifying A-Ha's "Take on Me" and Toto's "Africa." He chortled with glee after »


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