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‘Legion’: Noah Hawley on Season 2 Release Plans, Finale Easter Eggs, and David’s Burgeoning Clarity

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[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the “Legion” Season 1 finale, Episode 8, “Chapter 8.”]

In the aftermath of the Season 1 finale of “Legion,” fans can rejoice because showrunner Noah Hawley already has a premiere date planned for Season 2 of the surrealist superhero show. Currently, Hawley’s goal is to have 10 episodes for Season 2, with the same 2018 premiere date as Season 1.

Read More: ‘Legion’ Finale Review: Noah Hawley Goes Full Marvel Without Losing What Makes This Series Revolutionary

With a surprise ending, and an even more surprising mid-credits scene (props to the Marvel fans who stuck it out), a lot of questions were left to delve into in the second season. In a joint call with showrunner Noah Hawley and other reporters, a few things were cleared up looking back on Season 1, with exciting ruminations on what to look for in the not-so-far-off Season 2.

Division 3’s Secret Weapon

When asked about the supposed “peacemaker” Division 3 has on hand during the finale, Hawley alluded to its »


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CinemaCon: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Stuns Theater Owners With Epic War Drama

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Las Vegas — An impassioned Christopher Nolan introduced intense footage from his World War II epic “Dunkirk,” expressing his goal of taking moviegoers back to the massive 1940 evacuation.

“This is a story that needs to carry you through and make you feel you are there,” Nolan told exhibitors at Warner Bros.’ presentation on Wednesday afternoon at CinemaCon, the annual theater owner trade show taking place this week in Sin City.

Nolan shot “Dunkirk” from his own screenplay on a combination of Imax 65mm and 65mm large format film. “I wanted to tell the story in the most visceral way possible,” he added.

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Dunkirk” will focus on the rescue through a quickly assembled British fleet of more than 800 boats, which saved more than 335,000 soldiers who had been cut off by the German Army. As the rescue was concluding, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told Parliament, »


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Aaron Sorkin is Taking Meetings With DC and Marvel

29 March 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Can you imagine Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince doing a classic walk and talk through the hallways of Wayne Enterprises? How about Spider-Man and Hawkeye exchanging not just a throwaway line or two, but having an epic back-and-forth conversation full of quotable one-liners? Well, the future is wide open, because Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, A Few Good Men) […]

The post Aaron Sorkin is Taking Meetings With DC and Marvel appeared first on /Film. »


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Lee Daniels Reveals Plans for Oprah's 'Terms of Endearment' Remake and 'Empire' Spinoff

29 March 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

That Terms of Endearment remake that Lee Daniels is going to do with Oprah Winfrey? Turns out it'll be a complete makeover.

The Empire co-creator offered plot details at Loyola Marymount's Hollywood Masters series with THR's Stephen Galloway on March 22, revealing that the film — still uncast, except for Winfrey in the Shirley MacLaine role — will be set in the '80s and include a storyline about black men who brought HIV/AIDS to their female partners.

"I've got to tell stories that are important to me, and so many African-American women died," said Daniels. "I want to »


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Academy Chooses to Stick with Accounting Firm Despite Envelopegate

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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has decided to continue working with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the wake of the massive Best Picture mix-up at last month’s Oscar telecast.

“Last night the Board of Governors met for the first time following what was, in so many ways, the most extraordinary and memorable Oscars ceremony in decades. As you may know, the Board meets approximately six times a year to discuss the business of the Academy,” Academy president Cheryl Boone Issacs said in an email to its members. “After a thorough review, including an extensive presentation of revised protocols and ambitious controls, »


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Golden Globes: HFPA Announces Timetable for 75th Annual Awards

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

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the timetable for next year’s Golden Globes.

Nominations will be unveiled on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

This year’s best picture Globe winners were “Moonlight” and “La La Land.” Top TV honors went to “The Crown,” “Atlanta” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

Full timetable below.

Monday, July 10, 2017 — Submission Website for 2018 Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entries is now open

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — Deadline for submission of Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entry forms

Friday, November 24, 2017 — Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young

Monday, December 4, 2017 — Final screening date for Motion Pictures

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — Final date for Motion Picture press conferences

Thursday, December 7, 2017 — Deadline for receipt of nomination ballots by Ernst & Young, at 8:00p.m.

Monday, December 11, 2017 — Announcement of »


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Vin Diesel Chokes Up While Paying Tribute to Paul Walker at CinemaCon

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Vin Diesel choked up while paying tribute to the late Paul Walker at CinemaCon on Wednesday.

He said that he decided to go forward with “The Fast and the Furious” franchise to make good on a promise Walker made that there would be an eighth chapter in the long-running series. That film, “The Fate of the Furious,” opens next month. Universal later surprised the audience by debuting the full movie.

“It was Paul Walker who promised eight,” Diesel said. “It played over and over again in my brain.”

Walker died in an automobile crash in 2013.

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“Part of Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot,” Diesel said. Diesel, who has called Walker his best friend, said the actor continues to live through the characters.

“You are reminded of this angel that was so integral to »


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‘Prison Break’ Reboot Cast Explains Why the Reboot Makes Sense

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

Fox’s popular drama “Prison Break” ended its run in 2009. But seven years later, given the industry’s fascination with reboots, the series is back with the original cast. Show creator Paul Scheuring returns as well, working with executive producers Vaun Wilmott and Michael Horowitz to craft the nine-hour story. The cast and creatives appeared at a special premiere event at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. The panel featured cast members Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Mark Feuerstein, Inbar Lavi, Augustus Prew and Paul Adelstein, and focused on why the reboot makes sense now.  

Purcell recalled how the reboot got off the ground. “Wentworth and I started reminiscing about the good old days on ‘Prison Break,'” he said. “And [we] talked about the Netflix generation discovering shows there.”

Scheuring chimed in, “There’s no version of recreating the show without Dominic and Wentworth. We »


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‘The Voice’ season 12 poll: Which of Adam Levine’s artists from week two of battles is likeliest to win?

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

In the final two Battle rounds of “The Voice” this week, coach Adam Levine pitted four pairs of his artists against each other. He had to choose one singer in each duet to take on to the knockout rounds. And he picked up two more artists for his team when she stole away a reject each from Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani. Levine already had two of the eight […] »


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Watch Samantha Bee Compare 'Trumpcare' Fail to Atlanta Falcons

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After the Republican party failed to push a new healthcare bill through the House of Representatives last week, Samantha Bee poked fun at President Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, and the Freedom Caucus during Full Frontal on Wednesday. 

She was especially amused that a President who brags about his deal-making abilities was unable to eke out a compromise around a major initiative. "Trump couldn't sell Obamacare repeal to a House that voted for it 60 times already," she pointed out. "Closing deals is the one thing President Trump was supposed to know how to do. »


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MipTV: Secuoya, Focus, Dramedy Team To Develop ‘The Survivors’ (Exclusive)

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

Barcelona– Spain’s Secuoya Group, Focus Group and Scenic Rights are developing historic thriller “The Survivors” a TV series inspired by the true story of the survivors from Che Guevara’s guerrilla fighting force in Bolivia, and their perilous escape from the CIA and the Bolivian army after Che Guevara’s arrest and execution on Oct. 8, 1967.

U.S. producer and writer Noah Evslin has boarded the project as the series’ showrunner. Evslin has served  as co-producer on ABC shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” He penned episodes of “Colony” and “Private Practice” and also worked as a history professor at the University of Hawai.

Series recreates the escape of the six survivors (three from Cuba, the rest from aBolivia) who formed part of the guerrilla force that revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara formed in Bolivia.

Cubans Dariel Alarcón, Leonardo Tamayo and Harry Villegas and Bolivia’s David Adriazola, Inti »


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5 Things We Learned From 'Legion,' Season 1

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Now that its first season has wrapped, FX's Legion has to go down as the most audacious superhero show that any big-time TV network has ever attempted – which makes sense, given that it featured a character who's one of the oddest in the history of the X-Men comics. A scarily strong telekinetic mutant, David "Legion" Haller (played by Dan Stevens) has trouble distinguishing between his ability to read minds and the "hearing voices in your head" strain of mental illness. So even in the series' season finale, when David was »


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Iff Panama: ‘1977, The Treaty: Son of Tiger and Mule’ Explores how Panama Took Over its Canal

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Buyers are circling around Annie Canavaggio’s upcoming Panama Canal docudrama “1977, The Treaty: Son of Tiger and Mule,” which will trace Panama’s contentious path towards recovering its sovereign rights to the Canal. Scoring best docu at the December round of Panama’s state fund awards, the docu will focus on the seven-year negotiations leading up the signing of the treaty by General Torrijos and President Carter, and its ratification afterwards.

Taking a page from Michael Winterbottom’s “The Road to Guantanamo,” Canavaggio aims to blur fact and fictional re-creation in her docudrama. “I hope to show more nuanced facets of the key players in this major event by combining reenactments with archival material,” said Canavaggio. “I want to show Torrijos as a human being, not just the hero he has been portrayed to be,” she said. “By merging my co-writer Vicente Ferraz’s investigative skills and my narrative flair, »


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‘The Voice’ season 12 poll: Which of Alicia Keys’ artists from week two of battles is likeliest to win?

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In the final two Battle rounds of “The Voice” this week, coach Alicia Keys pitted three pairs of her artists against each other. She had to choose one singer in each duet to take on to the knockout rounds. Keys already had five of the eight artists that will move on to the next stage of the competition from last week’s two battle […] »


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eOne Sells Canadian Crime Drama ‘Cardinal’ to Canal Plus France

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European paybox Canal Plus France has acquired French pay TV rights to the first season of Canadian thriller series “Cardinal,” from co-producer and worldwide distributor Entertainment One.

Toplining Billy Campbell (“The Killing”) and Karine Vanasse (“Revenge”), “Cardinal” is set in a small town in Northern Ontario, following two detectives as they attempt to solve the mystery murder of a teenage girl.

The first season of “Cardinal,” made up of six one-hour episodes, recently aired on C More in Scandinavia, where it became the network’s biggest foreign drama series. The series will premier in the U.K. via the BBC later this year.

“We’re delighted to have secured Canal Plus as the French broadcaster for ‘Cardinal’ season one as we head into MipTV,” said Stuart Baxter, eOne TV International president. “We’re incredibly proud of this captivating series which is already gaining early success among international audiences.”

Produced by Sienna Films and eOne in association with »


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Iff Panama: Central American Box-Office Grows by 8% in 2016

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

Central America continued its sturdy box office growth in 2016, primarily driven by the opening of new multiplexes.

Total box office for the region in 2016 was $140.5 million – 8.3% higher than in 2015 and 46% higher than in 2012. New multiplexes generated $8.2 million in new revenues – 76% of the year’s total box office hike.

According to Luis Vargas, comScore’s managing director for Latin America, the fastest-growing market was Panama, with 16.2% box office growth and the slowest Nicaragua, with 4.4%.

U.S. blockbusters dominated the region’s box office. The top three titles were “Captain America: Civil War” – with 1.3 million admissions and $ 7.7 million box-office – followed by “Batman vs. Superman” and “Finding Dory.”  These three titles delivered over 10% of the region’s total box office.

IMAX films recorded lower box-office (-25.9%) and attendance (-29.4%) in 2016, with 29 titles released. By contrast, in 2015, IMAX films recorded 13.16% growth in box-office and 10.6% in attendance, driven by IMAX releases of “Furious 7,” “Avengers – Age of Ultron, »


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Former Rai TV Exec Giancarlo Leone To Head Italy’s TV Producers Association (Exclusive)

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Rome — Giancarlo Leone, the former top exec at Italian pubcaster Rai who launched its Rai Cinema unit, is set to become president of Italy’s TV producers’ association Apt.

The move is seen as instrumental within Italy’s industry to boosting its scripted TV content output and capitalising on buzz generated by the country’s widely exported “Gomorrah” and “The Young Pope” skeins.

Leone’s appointment by Apt’s board, which took place on Tuesday, still needs to clear a final collective vote on April 12, considered a formality. He will replace former local politician Marco Follini.

According to insiders a key plank of Leone’s plan is to boost high-end Italian TV production and accellerate its international expansion thanks in part to his vast network of international industry ties, including in Hollywood where as head of Rai Cinema Leone forged close rapports with Lakeshore Entertainment, Lionsgate, Harvey Weinstein, among other indie players, and »


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Alejandro Sanz, Javier Limon Link on Mediapro Entertainment Format ‘Son of Songs’(Exclusive)

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Madrid — Famed Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz and Javier Limon, one of its most significant music producers, are teaming with “The Young Pope” producer Mediapro on an original primetime entertainment format, “Son of Songs.”

A music talent contest that celebrates the vast range of styles open to modern artists, “Son of Songs” will be produced by Mediapro, Gazul Producciones, which represents Sanz, and the Limon’s U.S.-based record production label, Casa Limon.

“Son of Songs” also marks one of the earliest formats to emerge from Mediapro as its drives into upscale TV production. Laura Fernandez Espeso, Mediapro intl. content director, and “Homeland” producer Ran Tellem, development director at Mediapro, will executive produce for Mediapro.

With Sanz also taking an executive producer credit, “Son of Songs’” format features eight young talents, drawn from different styles of music, who pay tribute to a guest star performing their greatest hits in different styles. »


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India’s Zee Flies ‘Beyond the Clouds’ With Iran’s Majid Majidi (Exclusive)

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

Jaipur – Sambhar, a village in Rajasthan, located some 200 miles from New Delhi, is adjacent to India’s largest saline lake and produces some 10% of the country’s salt. It has some glamorous antecedents too having hosted prominent Bollywood productions like “Jodhaa Akbar,” “Delhi-6,” “P.K.,” and “Highway.”

For much of March 2017, Sambhar witnessed a film shoot rather different from Bollywood. Iranian auteur Majid Majidi, director of award-winning films such as “Children of Heaven,” “Baran,” and “Muhammad: The Messenger of God,” chose a house in the village to stand in for a residence in Mumbai, where his latest film “Beyond the Clouds” is set.

Majidi had been planning to make an India-set film some eight years ago. “There are many similarities between Iran and India in culture, language and clothes,” says Majidi. “Sometimes we even use the same words and slang as well.”

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CinemaCon: Cheryl Boone Isaacs Receives Pioneer Award, Stresses Diversity

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs accepted the Pioneer of the Year Award at CinemaCon on Wednesday night and used her acceptance speech to stress the need for diversity in Hollywood.

“We’re all stronger, our art is more alive, our industry more innovative when we are awakened to fresh perspective,” she said in a speech at Caesars Palace. “I believe we all have a responsibility to open our industry to reflect the complete mosaic and diversity of our country and the world.”

Boone Isaacs, who is in her fourth and final year as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was honored by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. She is the first African-American and third woman to hold the office of Academy president and has represented the public relations branch of the Academy as a Governor for 24 years.

Boone Isaacs oversees the Oscar ceremonies and has been »


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