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New James Bond Movie Set for 2019 Release, No Word on Daniel Craig

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

James Bond is heading back to movie theaters with or without Daniel Craig.

Franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of Eon Productions, announced that the 25th James Bond film will hit the U.S. on November 8, 2019. It rollout in Europe one week prior, in keeping with tradition.

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are returning to write the script, as they have for each Craig-led Bond — titles including “Skyfall,” “Spectre,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale

More to come. Read the full announcement from Eon:

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ABC Sets Fall Premiere Dates for Marvel’s ‘Inhumans,’ Daveed Diggs’ ‘The Mayor’

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ABC has set their fall premiere dates for the 2017-2018 season.

The network’s new offerings will kick off with medical drama “The Good Doctor” starring Freddie Highmore premiering on Monday, Sept. 25 following “Dancing with the Stars.” The new Marvel series “Inhumans” will then launch with a two-hour premiere on Friday, Sept. 29.

The Kyra Segdwick-led drama “Ten Days in the Valley” will begin on Sunday, Oct. 1 following the Season 9 premiere of “Shark Tank.” Comedy series “The Mayor,” from executive producer and “Hamilton” breakout Daveed Diggs, will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 3 after the Season 4 premiere of “black-ish.” “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” formerly “The Gospel of Kevin,” will air immediately after.

ABC’s other new series orders–“Alex Inc.,” “The Crossing,” “Deception,” “For the People,” and “Splitting Up Together”–will debut at midseason.

Read the full list of premiere dates below. All times listed are Et, and new shows are listed in bold.

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‘Justice League’ Extensive Reshoots Causing Headaches for Star Schedules (Exclusive)

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Warner Bros. and DC are spending big money to ensure that “Justice League” builds on the creative success of “Wonder Woman” instead of serving up a “Suicide Squad”-style disappointment.

The studio, which had no comment on the scheduling trouble, is spending approximately $25 million on extensive reshoots that have dragged on for roughly two months in London and Los Angeles, according to multiple insiders. Like “The Avengers,” “Justice League” centers on a group of superheroes who band together to save the world. The ensemble nature of the comic book movie, and the fact that its cast includes several of the most in-demand actors working in Hollywood today, is creating scheduling headaches that have prolonged the shooting.

It’s standard for big Hollywood movies to schedule a few weeks of pick-up work, but the cost and time allotted to the work on “Justice League” is raising some eyebrows. Reshoots, or additional photography, to »


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George R.R. Martin Says ‘Winds of Winter’ Could Hit Shelves in 2018

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George R.R. Martin gave fans another update on his long-awaited next installment in the “Song of Ice and Fire” novel series.

“I’ve seen some truly weird reports about [‘Winds of Winter’] on the internet of late, by ‘journalists’ who make their stories up out of whole cloth,” Martin wrote on his Livejournal. “I don’t know which story is more absurd, the one that says the book is finished and I’ve been sitting on it for some nefarious reason, or the one that says I have no pages. Both ‘reports’ are equally false and equally moronic. I am still working on it, I am still months away (how many? good question), I still have good days and bad days, and that’s all I care to say.”

Martin also said that he is working on a two-volume history of Westeros’ history under the Targaryen dynasty, which is currently titled “Fire and Blood,” with »


- Joe Otterson

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C.C.H. Pounder Returning for 'Avatar' Sequels

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

C.C.H. Pounder will reprise her role as Moat in James Cameron's Avatar sequels.

In the 2009 sci-fi fantasy, Pounder played the Omatikaya Clan's tsahik, or spiritual leader.

While plot details for the sequel are being kept under wraps, the actress is joining returning castmembers Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver

Oona Chaplin is one of the few newcomers joining the four follow-ups. 

Avatar 2 will open wide on December 18, 2020, with subsequent movies coming out in December 2021, 2024 and 2025. 

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- Mia Galuppo

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Sarah Paulson Joins M. Night Shyamalan Thriller 'Glass'

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

Sarah Paulson has signed on for M. Night Shyamalan's thriller Glass. The American Horror Story actress joins James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, who already have boarded the Universal film.

Written by Shyamalan, Glass is a sequel to the writer-director's 2000 thriller Unbreakable, which centered on a man (Willis) who learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan and Shyamalan are producing Glass.

The film has been dated by Universal for Jan. 18, 2019.

Shyamalan announced the news in a tweet, writing: "Incredibly fortunate to round out our iconic »


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SXSW: Barry Jenkins Among Keynote Speakers at 2018 Festival

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Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, author and psychotherapist Esther Perel and the technology entrepreneur and quantum computing expert William Hurley, who goes by the name whurley, have been selected to serve as keynote speakers at the 2018 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals, which will run from March 9-18 in Austin, Texas.

Featured speakers, announced Monday, include space entrepreneur and futurist Bob Richards; Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson; Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 chairman and CEO Ingrid Vanderveldt; artist and poet Cleo Wade; and author and Future Today Institute founder Amy Webb.

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‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner to Press: ‘Shut the Hell Up’ About Jodie Whittaker Backlash

23 July 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Outgoing “Doctor Who” showrunner Steven Moffat blames the media for what he says is a false narrative about backlash against the casting of a woman in the show’s title role.

“There has been so many press articles about the backlash among the ‘Doctor Who’ fandom against the casting of a female Doctor,” Moffat said Sunday at Comic-Con. “There has been no backlash at all. The story of the moment is that the notionally conservative ‘Doctor Who’ fandom has utterly embraced that change completely — 80 percent approval on social media, not that I check these things obsessively. And yet so many people wanted to pretend there’s a problem. There isn’t.”

Jodie Whittaker will take over the role of the Doctor from Peter Capaldi beginning next season. Whitaker will be the 13th actor to portray the character, and the first woman.

Doctor Who” fans, Moffat said, “are more excited by the fact that there’s going to »


- Daniel Holloway

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Apple Siri Mini-Movie Goes Viral

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson found time to squeeze one more thing into his already packed schedule: making a mini-movie for Apple that promotes the digital assistant, Siri. 

The actor's packed schedule is important to mention because that is what the nearly four-minute commercial revolves around. 

In The Rock x Siri Dominate the Day, Johnson does an assortment of adventures only one of his larger-than-life characters could pull off, including flying an airliner to Rome to touch up the Sistine Chapel and walking in space to get a selfie, all while making it back in the nick of time for a large action scene in »


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‘Wonder Woman’ Becomes Top-Grossing Summer Film as Warner Bros. Crosses $1 Billion Domestically

23 July 2017 11:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

On the same day Warner Bros. wowed fans with trailers for “Justice League” and “Ready Player One” at Comic-Con, “Wonder Woman” passed “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” to become the highest domestic-grossing film of the summer. In addition, the estimated $50.5 million opening for Christopher Nolan’s WWII film “Dunkirk” has pushed WB past the $1 billion domestic mark for the 17th consecutive year, a streak longer than any other in Hollywood. “Wonder Woman” grossed an estimated $4.6 million in its eighth weekend in theaters, bringing its domestic total to $389 million. “Wonder Woman” has shown incredible staying power, currently holding »


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‘Doctor Who’: Pearl Mackie Confirms She’s Exiting Series After Christmas Episode

23 July 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Comic-Con panel for “Doctor Who” was always going to be a bit bittersweet since this was the last one for Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. Sadly, Pearl Mackie, who plays new companion Bill Potts, also confirmed that she will be leaving the series after the Christmas special.

Mackie has become an instant fan-favorite from her very first episode. Bill Potts had the honor of being the first openly gay companion in the series. While her sexuality wasn’t the main focus for her character, it wasn’t ignored either. In scenes throughout the season, various characters were seen accepting the fact that she is gay with no real issues. In the season finale, she was seen joining her love interest from the first episode to explore space aboard an alien ship.

Read More‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Teaser Trailer: Two Doctors Tackle a Twist in Time

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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Sneak Peek Hints at Season 2 Case

23 July 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” was one of the final pop culture pieces to present at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but fans of the BBC America sci-fi series were not left disappointed.

That’s because a new sneak peek for Season 2 has officially dropped, featuring stars Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, and Jade Eshete.

In the clip, Barnett’s titular Dirk finds himself held captive in some sort of futuristic prison. Wood and Eshete then break into the building in an attempt to rescue their eccentric friend — complete with their same masks from Season 1. Unfortunately, it turns out just to be a bad dream with Dirk remaining in the clutches of his captors.

Dirk Gently” is based on novels by Douglas Adams, the beloved British author who wrote “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Max Landis created, primarily wrote, and exec produced the series.

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Justin Bieber Cancels Remainder of Purpose World Tour

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Justin Bieber has canceled the remaining dates on his Purpose World Tour, the pop star announced on Monday. No reason was given for the decision beyond “unforeseen circumstances.” Bieber had 15 more shows scheduled in the U.S., Canada, Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia through October. He has played more than 150 shows since the stadium tour began in March 2016. Tickets for the upcoming shows will be refunded. Also Read: Justin Bieber Banned From Playing in China Over 'Bad Behavior' Bieber’s 29 shows in 26 cities in the first half of 2017 earned more than $93 million. Combined with the shows Bieber performed »


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Fox Film Names Pia Chaozon to Marketing Post

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Pia Chaozon is joining Twentieth Century Fox Film as senior vp of worldwide theatrical marketing. Reporting to Fox Film Evp of marketing John Helfgot, Chaozon will be involved in both development and execution for marketing initiatives across all Fox films on a global basis. 

"From both a strategic and execution standpoint, Pia’s innovative thinking and proven track record will be invaluable assets for our entire marketing group," Helfgot said in announcing the appointment, which is effective immediately. "As we continue to find new and more effective ways to engage consumers, she will play a key leadership role in ensuring our content resonates »


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Why Directors Are This Summer’s Biggest Stars

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While movie stars continue to fade at the box office, directors are having their day in the sun. “Dunkirk’s” $50 million opening weekend is just the latest indication that the spotlight may be shifting from actors to filmmakers, even for blockbusters and summer popcorn fare.

Star-driven films like Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s “The House,” Scarlett Johansson’s “Rough Night,” Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy,” Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” and Charlie Hunnam’s “King Arthur” all failed to deliver audiences to movie theaters. The directors were the focus of the buzz on Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” earlier this year, and more recently for Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” and Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” Even comic book tentpoles and sequels like “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” directed by Jon Watts, and Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” succeeded with lesser-known leads taking on properties with troubled pasts, thanks »


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WGA West Members Facing Higher Health Care Costs

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Members of the Writers Guild of America West will face higher health costs next year, the guild’s leaders have told members.

The missive was sent Monday to the 9,000 members of the WGA by president Howard Rodman, VP David A. Goodman, secretary-treasurer Aaron Mendelsohn, and executive director David Young.

The changes are due to concessions that the guild made in its negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in order to shore up its health plan, which had been running at a deficit. The two sides reached a deal less than an hour before the contract expired on May 1.

“Our Mba deal includes both contribution increases from our employers and an agreement by the Guild to cut costs,” the missive said. “Basically, the companies agreed to increase contributions by $30 million annually and we agreed to make cuts that yield $7 million in savings annually. Now comes the tough part.”

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WGA West Members Facing Higher Health Care Costs

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Members of the Writers Guild of America West will face higher health costs next year, the guild’s leaders have told members.

The missive was sent Monday to the 9,000 members of the WGA by president Howard Rodman, VP David A. Goodman, secretary-treasurer Aaron Mendelsohn, and executive director David Young.

The changes are due to concessions that the guild made in its negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in order to shore up its health plan, which had been running at a deficit. The two sides reached a deal less than an hour before the contract expired on May 1.

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“Our Mba deal includes both contribution increases from our employers and an agreement by the Guild to cut costs,” the missive said. “Basically, the companies agreed to increase contributions by $30 million annually and we agreed to make cuts that yield $7 million in savings annually. Now »


- Dave McNary

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Emmy episode analysis: Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘SNL’) shows off insane musical talent as host

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Lin-Manuel Miranda earned his second Emmy nomination this year for his hosted episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” The multi-talented Broadway favorite is nominated in the Best Comedy Guest Actor category, where he faces tough competition from his fellow “SNL” hosts Dave Chappelle and Tom Hanks, as well as “Girls” guests Riz Ahmed and Matthew […] »


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Sony Pictures TV Names Jeff Frost President, Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter Co-Presidents

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Jeff Frost as president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter are co-presidents. “I am thrilled to take on this new role at Spt and honored to work with some of the most talented and creative individuals and teams in the business,” said Frost in a statement. “I am particularly excited about working with Chris and Jason. The landscape of our business continues to rapidly evolve, and Spt is in an ideal position to take advantage of industry shifts due to our diversity of programming and ability to air across a broad array of. »


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‘Deadpool,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ Used Stolen Effects Technology, New Lawsuits Claim

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“Deadpool” and “Terminator Genisys” used stolen technology to create their big-screen razzle-dazzle, according to new lawsuits filed by visual-effects company Rearden. In complaints filed against Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox in federal court in California on Monday, Rearden claims that 2015’s “Terminator Genisys” and 2016’s “Deadpool,” among other films, employed a technology called Mova Contour Reality Capture, which according to the suits was invented — and stolen from — Rearden. The suit against Fox similarly claims that the Mova technology was used without authorization from Rearden to create the face of Colossus for “Deadpool.” Also Read: 'Deadpool 2:' Josh Brolin Shares. »


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