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The 20th Century Fox-owned Marvel universe has been having a pretty big day today. First it was announced by director Bryan Singer that the X-Men franchise will be back with X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, and now The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Simon Kinberg, who co-wrote and produced the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, has inked a three-year deal with Fox to help further develop their comic book universe. Unlike Marvel Studios, which maintains the rights to hundreds of different heroes, Fox currently only holds the Fantastic Four and mutant characters like the X-Men, but the writer/producer plans on helping Fox expand on those franchises in bigger and better ways. Speaking with the trade, Kinberg was open about his goals and blatant about where they will be taking inspiration. "I have a lot of ideas on how to built those brands and do what everybody is thinking of »
The four-year, $130-million agreement will cover local language movies in India, Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan.
Fox International Productions has closed a co-financing deal with Ivanhoe Pictures for local language films in Asia.
The 20th Century Fox subsidiary and the film and TV financier have inked a four-year, multi-picture agreement for local language movies in India, Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan. Ivanhoe's initial allocation is $130 million.
Photos: 10 Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time at China Box Office
“Last year, Asia as a whole represented 42% of the International box office and local language films globally account for $6.5 Billion, or around 30% of the total International box office,” Fip president Sanford Panitch said in a statement. “With the top four local product markets all being in Asia (India, China, Japan, and Korea), it continues to be a priority for Fox International Productions as we expand our activities in the region with this new deal. »
- Hilary Lewis
When “Star Wars: Episode VII” arrives in theaters, it will do so without some very familiar music. The Twentieth Century Fox fanfare that has started every “Star Wars” film since “Episode IV: A New Hope” will be gone, because Disney bought Lucasfilm last year. It’s an obvious change, but one that only occurred to me with Thursday’s announcement that the next film in the saga will premiere Dec. 18, 2015. Also read: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Coming to Theaters on December 18, 2015 Disney confirmed to me Friday that no, of course it wouldn’t open the film with another company’s logo and. »
- Tim Molloy
Fox has officially ordered the pilot for the Oscar winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash-directed comedy, “Fatrick.” The “Way, Way Back” duo are not the only big comedy names on board with the project: “Fatrick” is written by Nahnatchka Khan (“Don’t Trust the B— in Apt 23”) and Corey Nickerson. Also read: TBS Orders Steve Carell Police Comedy Pilot The 20th Century Fox Television series follows Patrick, a 30-something man and former fat kid, who must face the damages and insecurities caused by years of being Fatrick: a chubby little kid just trying to survive. The show will live in the present, »
- Tony Maglio
Watch the trailer for Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett's Devil's Due starring Zach Gilford and Allison Miller. Samantha McCall (Miller) has fallen pregnant. What a joy. Or is it? The 20th Century Fox eerie-looking horror written by Lindsay Devlin gets ready to spawn all kinds of hell at the box office on January 17th, 2014. All I can say is, it looks way better than the Paranormal Activity films we've been subjected to lately, which have gotten progressively worse with each offshoot, and should be pruned before further visual pain is inflicted on those who insist on watching them. Also in the cast are Steffie Grote, Geraldine Singer and Sam Anderson. »
Here at the Vienna International Film Festival there are no multiplexes devoted to the festival. Every cinema is a single screen—all quite beautiful and some, like the Urania, Metro, Künstlerhaus, and Austrian Film Museum, very special indeed—and, scattered at a bit of a distance from one another, they trace a lopsided kind of ellipsis, a loop of cinema if you plan your itinerary right.
Above: Out 1, noli me tangere.
I came anticipating this particular suggestion of cinematic infinity, not just because of my memories of the last two years of repeatedly treading this touring path around the constrained city center of Vienna, but because of the promise of a much desired (by Jonathan Rosenbaum since 1996, and thereafter by an untold multitude of tantalized cinephiles) festival pairing of Jacques Rivette and Suzanne Schiffman's improvised serial intended for television, Out 1, noli me tangere (1971), and Louis Feuillade's »
- Daniel Kasman
Watch the official trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past starring Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Jason Flemyng, Ellen page, Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters, Peter Dinklage, Lucas Till, Booboo Stewart and Daniel Cudmore. The 20th Century Fox rtelease hits theaters on July 18th, looking for a huge take at the worldwide box office. Singer helms from the script by Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn, based on the comicbook by John Byrne and Chris Claremont. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the X-Men travel back in time in order to change a major historical event that could have a major impact on both humans and mutants alike. »
Exclusive: It took a week from when we first broke news that Tony Sella was heading for the exits at Fox, but the move has just been made official. Studio chief Jim Gianopulos just issued an internal memo. Sella will stay on as creative advisor till his contract is up. The 20th Century Fox Film chief creative officer made the move after the department was restructured and marketing chief Oren Aviv was ousted. Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus were promoted by Gianopulos to be co-Presidents of Worldwide Theatrical Marketing & Distribution. Under the new structure, both the domestic and international marketing and distribution teams will report to Jegeus and Hanneman. Sella began making noises about leaving within days. I am saddened to advise that after 23 years at Fox, Tony Sella has decided to leave when his current contract expires in a few months. I know many of us share in the »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski who worked together on the Oblivion sci-fi adventure are back together for Go Like Hell , reports Variety. The 20th Century Fox film is based on the book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and their Battle For Speed and Glory at Le Mans" written by A.J. Blaine. Apparently the story recaps Ford's challenging Ferrari with a Carroll Shelby-designed car, and the battle for dominance in the sports car marketplace. Cruise, who's last opener was Oblivion, was in Jack Reacher alongside Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Jai Courtney, Werner Herzog and David Oyelowo. He's up next in the eagerly-anticipated Edge of Tomorrow »
The early October slot will give the film, which is currently in production, the possibility of an awards season push. Based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, the thriller stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon.
The 20th Century Fox pic about a woman who disappears on her fifth anniversary will face off against Gary Shore’s vampire movie “Dracula Untold” opening on the same date. It’s the same weekend on which Fincher’s “The Social Network” opened in 2010.
- Maane Khatchatourian
A new international trailer for director Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is now online and viewable in the player below. The 20th Century Fox production co-stars Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn and is set to hit theaters on December 25. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. »
“Modern Family,” fresh off its fourth straight Emmy for best comedy, opened to strong numbers in its broadcast syndication premiere on Monday.
The 20th Century Fox Television comedy matched or slightly outperformed the 2011 bow of juggernaut “The Big Bang Theory” in key demos to become the top-rated off-net comedy premiere of the past five-plus seasons, according to Nielsen.
In adults 18-49, the premiere average of 0.8 for “Modern Family” ties it with the “Big Bang” bow of two years ago and puts it ahead of the launches of “The Office” (0.6), “House of Payne” (0.5) and “How I Met Your Mother” (0.5), among others. The last show to open better than “Modern Family” (and “Big Bang”) was “Two and a Half Men” in 2007.
Among adults 25-54, “Modern Family” (1.0) came in ahead of “Big Bang” (0.9) and others. And in households, its 1.5 opening-day average is second best to “Big Bang” (1.7) among all off-net comedy premieres since “Two and a Half Men. »
- Rick Kissell
Fwoopers, pogrebins and acromantulas will make perfect fodder for a lucrative Hogwarts spin-off series. And it should be fun, too
• Fantastic Beasts carry Harry Potter back to the silver screen
• The Making of Harry Potter – the Warner Bros Studio tour London – in pictures
At first glance, the idea of a film series based on Jk Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sounds about as impressive as a big-screen take on Jrr Tolkien's little-read The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. But the more one looks at yesterday's announcement by Rowling and studio Warner Bros, the more it looks just the ticket to return Harry Potter fans to the world of Hogwarts, muggles and fizzing whizbees.
For a start, the first instalment in the Fantastic Beasts series will be written by Rowling herself, making her debut as a screenwriter. It therefore matters little that the original source material comprises a »
- Ben Child
Downtown Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay is in talks for the female lead opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Frankenstein. The 20th Century Fox’s film also stars James McAvoy. Paul McGuigan is directing the movie, which retells the Mary Shelley horror story from the perspective of Igor, the hunchbacked assistant of Victor [...]
- Kimberly Behzadi
Ben Stiller enjoys a coffee on a mountain in new poster for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The 20th Century Fox release which is also directed by Stiller, opens on Christmas Day. These posters are coming in at quite a rapid pace of late; check out the others via the thumbs below too. Walter Mitty follows an office worker who lives inside fantasy worlds where he leads an adventurous life, romancing his co-worker. When both their jobs are threatened, Walter Mitty sets off on a global journey to fix things. Kristin Wiig, Kathryn Hahn Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine and Patton Oswalt also star. »
Ridley Scott is adding Aaron Paul, John Turturro and Sigourney Weaver to the cast of his upcoming biblical tale Exodus , Variety reports. They join the previously-announced Christian Bale in the role of Mosese and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. The latter two stars will play Ramses' parents while Paul (who is still said to be in negotiations) will play a Hebrew slave. The 20th Century Fox film features a script by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage that follows the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt into the Sinai desert and eventually to their Promised Land. Paul, best known for playing Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad," can be seen coming up in Scott Waugh's video game adaptation Need For Speed . Turturro, meanwhile, soon stars opposite Woody Allen »
Ridley Scott is eyeing Joel Edgerton to play the part of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses in his upcoming biblical tale Exodus . The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the The Great Gatsby star would appear opposite Christian Bale in the leading role of Moses. The 20th Century Fox film features a script by Steve Zallian, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage that follows the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt into the Sinai desert and eventually to their Promised Land. Edgerton, who also recently starred in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty , can be seen coming up in Matthew Saville's Felony , Gavin O'Connor's Jane Got a Gun and Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special . Exodus is slated to hit theaters on December 12, 2014. (Photo Credit: C. Smith / WENN.com) »
The 51st New York Film Festival, running September 30th – October 13th, is underway and news that Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ will make its world premiere as the festival’s Centerpiece Gala was just released. Ben Stiller has this to say about the premiere, “I am incredibly honored and excited to have The Secret Life Of Walter
Mitty premiere in the New York Film Festival. When I first heard, I wanted to make sure it was the one at Lincoln Center and not one in Utica or somewhere. Making this film has been a wonderful collaboration with a really special screenwriter, Steve Conrad, and all the extremely talented cast and crew who worked on this movie. Having grown up a few blocks away on Riverside Drive, I couldn’t be happier to have it premiere here.”
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty stars and is directed »
- Christopher Clemente
Rada graduate Taron Egerton (represented by United Agents) is set to star alongside Colin Firth and Michael Caine in Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn's new film The Secret Service. The 20th Century Fox film is an adaptation of the Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons graphic novel of the same name.
Taron, orginally from Aberystwyth in Wales, graduated from Rada last year and went straight into playing Daniel in The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre followed by a role in Polly Stenham's No Quarter at the Royal Court. He will next be seen in new Sky1 drama The Smoke but The Secret Service will be his feature film debut.
Variety previously reported that Vaughn met with young »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
Burton and Taylor (BBC4) | iPlayer
Why Don't You Speak English? (C4) | 4oD
Notes from the Inside with James Rhodes (C4) | 4oD
Dominic West was wonderful, yes, and Helena Bonham Carter too, yes, yes, but the main thing to be said about Burton and Taylor was: what a shame. Such a shame that this phenomenal strand of BBC4 biopics ended there and then, thanks to "budget cuts". They'd done Kenneth Williams, Tony Hancock, Enid Blyton and many others, lives unwrapped with forensic writerly skill, and some magnificent acting, and, yes, a hefty salting of dramatic licence – and yet, throughout, somehow each one netted and skewered the soul of the character in question. The 20th century, in Britain, had at least another three dozen ripe characters to offer up, and now it won't happen. »
- Euan Ferguson
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