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Disney loses 'John Carter' rights: What's next for the franchise?

48 minutes ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

John Carter was not the hit Disney hoped for at the box office. The studio reportedly lost $200 million on the film, expecting it to launch a blockbuster franchise but instead delivering a Taylor Kitsch-fronted flop. There are some admittedly interesting ideas and imagery in the film, but there's no denying its critical and commercial failure. Still, some left a candle burning in the hopes that the John Carter of Mars franchise was not dead. And now it seems the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs may live on—just not at Disney. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. announced on Tuesday, Oct. »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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What are the Most Expensive Movie Trilogies of All Timec

2 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One of the most talked about pieces of news today surrounds the report that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, which will come to a so-called "definitive" end on December 17 with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has already run up a $745 million price tag when you take into account the production budget on all three movies. Make no mistake, that's a lot of money, and it really calls into question the so-called $281 million budget for the first three Lord of the Rings movies, but that's what's been reported, though I have seen it as high as $310 million. Taking all this into account I decided to start doing a little research so I hit up Box Office Mojo (and Wikipedia when necessary) in an attempt to find out just what exactly are the most expensive movie trilogies of all-time and I have a list of 50 of them directly below. »

- Brad Brevet

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What are the Most Expensive Trilogies of All Timec

2 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One of the most talked about pieces of news today surrounds the report that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, which will come to a so-called "definitive" end on December 17 with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has already run up a $745 million price tag when you take into account the production budget on all three movies. Make no mistake, that's a lot of money, and it really calls into question the so-called $281 million budget for the first three Lord of the Rings movies, but that's what's been reported, though I have seen it as high as $310 million. Taking all this into account I decided to start doing a little research so I hit up Box Office Mojo (and Wikipedia when necessary) in an attempt to find out just what exactly are the most expensive movie trilogies of all-time and I have a list of 50 of them directly below. »

- Brad Brevet

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The Snap: The Real Reasons Horror Classics are Still Scary

2 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Why is "Halloween" still scary? And "Scream"? And "The Exorcist"? Because people refuse to talk about their scariest moments. Have you forgotten the most horrifying moment in "Child's Play"? The Snap reminds you today. Check out all episodes of 'The Snap': Ep. #30: Everything You Don't Know About Taylor Swift Ep. #29: 5 Unanswered Questions About 'Gone Girl' Ep. #28: 19 Beautiful Things That Look Like Donald Trump Ep. #27: 20 Reasons Fall is the Worst Season Ep. #26: Everything Wrong with Urban Outfitters Ep. #25: Joan Rivers' True Legacy Ep. #24: Our Unanswered 'Saved by the Bell' Questions Ep. #23: Beyonce's 20 Biggest Flaws Ep. #22: Everything We Learned From Robin Williams Movies Ep. #21: A Tribute to the One Woman in Every All-Male Ensemble Ep. #20: Clueless at Comic-Con Ep. #19: The Comic-Con Preview We Need Ep. #18: We Review Every Celebrity Sex Tape Ep. #17: The Biggest Movie Bombs of 2014 Ep. »

- Louis Virtel

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Watch: 'Star Wars' Prequels Recut Into 2 Hour 40 Minute 'Turn to the Darkside: Episode 3.1'

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

Recently blasting Hollywood studios by saying "they don't have any imagination and they don't have any talent,” George Lucas might be advised to look in his own rearview mirror, particularly at the years spanning 1999 and 2005. That was when he released his "Star Wars" prequels, a digitally cumbersome, narratively dull disappointment that found the filmmaker taking his rich, imaginative universe to the dullest places possible. Fans, including the likes of Topher Grace, have all tried their hands at recuts, and now one more has arrived for your viewing pleasure (probably until the wrath of Disney and Lucasfilm legal departments take it down). And so, here's "Turn To The Darkside: Episode 3.1" from Double Digit, which takes all three prequels and tries to whittle it down to the essentials, cutting out the crap about trade embargoes and focusing more on the central relationship between Anakin and Padmé. Here's the statement of intent from the. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Does Anyone Want to Make ‘John Carter 2’? Or Maybe 9 Other Movies?

5 hours ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

As an anonymous high school student once sort of wrote (no, really), “If you want something very, very badly, let it go free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, it was never yours to begin with.” Walt Disney Pictures has apparently decided to put their own twist on this little bit of life advice, letting go of something they didn’t love or want very much, desperately hoping it never comes back to them again. According to a press release over at PR Web (via Cinema Blend), all rights to Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ “John Carter” series have reverted back to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. — and, yes, that includes all movie, television and merchandise rights. For Disney, this might come as a bit of a relief, as their 2012 feature film John Carter is one of the studio’s biggest flops ever (Disney claimed an $84M loss on the film, which »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ to air in UK with extra scene

7 hours ago | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The critically-acclaimed epic adventure Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, which delivered 6.5-million viewers in its premieres on Disney Channel and Disney Xd around the world , will air on Sky1 this coming Monday with an Extra scene not seen in the recent DVD release. Executive Producer Dave Filoni states:

We wanted to do something special. We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV, the Star Wars Rebels story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost – cowboy Jedi Kanan, »

- Phil Wheat

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Star Wars: Episode VII scene description and set photos featuring Stormtroopers

10 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to fan site Making Star Wars, we’ve got a couple of new set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII, which – if you squint and look very, very closely – just about shows the white blur of an Imperial Stormtrooper. Check the images out, followed by a scene description below…

Some images are from the lot where they seem to be dumping a lot of trees, vines and rocks which I believe must be props, the other 4 are from the area around the blue screens, the castle/megaliths/ruins…and a Stormtrooper, well, just about.

Unfortunately they’re not quite as vivid as we’d have liked, but with a bit of zooming you should definitely be able to make out the Stormtrooper. There were 4 I think in this area, running through the explosions, I think I remember another 4 or so coming from the opposite direction, but that was not all… »

- Gary Collinson

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Sons of Anarchy’s Jimmy Smits on Nero’s Decision and Hooking Up With the Boss’s Wife

18 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Spoilers for this week's episode of Sons of Anarchy. Every time he thinks he’s out, they pull him back in! Nero Padilla, the pimp Jimmy Smits plays on Sons of Anarchy, has long been discussing an exit strategy from the flesh-peddling business. But can anyone ever really escape Charming, California? In this week’s episode, “Greensleeves,” Nero tried to talk his ladylove Gemma (Katey Sagal) into splitting town, but instead she recruited him for a Samcro mission to help a dead gay preacher’s widow kick heroin. (If you don’t watch SoA, don’t ask.) Smits spoke with Vulture about Nero’s gut, why he’s not reprising his role in the new Star Wars, and — oh yeah — that time Pee-wee Herman introduced him to Madonna.Why has Nero decided to quit now — is it because all of his girls were killed?There are just too many bad fuckin’ things happening. »

- Bruce Fretts

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Arrow, Grey's, Supe, NCIS, Once, Grimm, Mindy, Brooklyn, Hawaii Five-0 and More

22 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Grey’s Anatomy intel please? —Sammi

Ausiello: Amelia’s past substance-abuse issues — specifically the massive relapse she suffered while starring on a little show called Private Practice — will become a majorly hot topic around Grey Sloan Memorial in the Nov. 13 episode.

Question: Do you have anything on Laurel and Oliver on Arrow? I’m dying here! —Micaela

Ausiello: Would you settle for something on Ray-Felicity-Oliver instead? (You’re gonna have to, ’cause it’s all I gots! »

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Poll: How Do You Feel About Ezra Miller Playing The Big Screen Version Of The Flash

22 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The response to Ezra Miller being cast as The Flash has been vocal to say the least. Some fans believe he's completely wrong for the role due to the fact he shares very few similarities with the Barry Allen from the comic books, while others would have preferred to see the small scren Flash (Grant Gustin) get the chance to speed onto the big screen. The casting appeared to come out of nowhere, though Miller's physical similarities to Adam Driver (who was said to be up for the role of Nightwing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before picking Star Wars Episode VII) could mean that the actor playing The Fastest Man Alive was being decided on long before we even realised!  Anyone who has seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower or We Need to Talk About Kevin will know that Miller is an incredible actor, and there's »

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Delightful Star Wars Comic Book Cover Art by Skottie Young

23 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Artist Skottie Young created this wonderfully adorable trilogy of interlocking comic book cover art for Marvel's new Star Wars comic based on the classic movies. These comics will be set shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The three comics are being coordinated with Lucasfilm to make sure that they line up with both the original films and whatever is coming in Episode VII, VIII, IX and whatever else Lucasfilm in planning. The three comics they are developing are:

Princess Leia #1, kicking off a five-issue miniseries in March, 2015 by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson.

Star Wars #1, launching in January, 2015 from writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday.

Darth Vader #1, following close behind in February, 2015 by Kieron Gillen with art by Salvador Larroca.

Young talked about the project in a statement he gave to MTV:

“Like most people my age, »

- Joey Paur

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Page 2: Spielberg, Star Wars, Bttf, Lego, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, 2001, Star Trek, Spaceballs, Simpsons, Indiana Jones

23 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Steven Spielberg on the […]

The post Page 2: Spielberg, Star Wars, Bttf, Lego, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, 2001, Star Trek, Spaceballs, Simpsons, Indiana Jones appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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New ‘John Carter’ Movie Planned as Rights Revert to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.

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

Disney may not have scored with an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars,” but the author’s estate still hopes his book series can become a film franchise.

The movie, TV and merchandise rights to “John Carter” have reverted back to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., it announced this week, saying it will seek a new studio to continue the sci-fi adventure.

“’John Carter of Mars’ was the creative stimulus behind such movie classics as ‘Superman,’ ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Avatar,’” said James Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. “Edgar Rice Burroughs was the master of adventure and his literary works continue to enjoy a worldwide following. We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the 11 Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops.”

It stopped at Disney, however, when “John Carter,” produced for $250 million, flopped at the box »

- Marc Graser

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'John Carter' could head back to Mars now that Disney has lost the film rights

21 October 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

My guess is that it will not take as long for us to see a second "John Carter" movie as it did for the first one to get made. It still seems sort of amazing that it took almost 100 years for John Carter to jump from the pages of the stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs to the big-screen, especially considering how many other properties took direct inspiration, sometimes to the point of theft, from the writing of Burroughs. While "John Carter" does not completely work, and it definitely suffers from having to follow many of its antecedents into the pop culture arena, it at least managed to capture some of the spirit of the source material. Andrew Stanton's film may prove invaluable to whoever steps up next to try to turn the property into a viable big-screen franchise. They'll be able to learn from the casting, from the marketing, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Disney Loses 'John Carter' Rights But That Won't Stop More Movies

21 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

While there are those who simply didn't like Disney's adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic character John Carter back in 2012, there are even more people who didn't give it a chance because the studio just didn't market it well enough. It's a fun, impressive space adventure worthy of comparison to Indiana Jones and Star Wars in tone and scope, even if it's not the most groundbreaking film. After the film was a huge flop for Disney, there was little to no chance that a sequel would happen, but that doesn't mean we won't see a new John Carter adventure, because the rights to the character no longer belong to Disney. In fact, a press release has announced that the movie, television and merchandise rights to John Carter have reverted back to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., the company founded by the author himself. They've overseen every adaptation of his literary works in publishing, »

- Ethan Anderton

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DC's 'Cyborg,' Ray Fisher, didn't know he was getting his own movie

21 October 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Nobody told Ray Fisher the plan. The 27-year-old had no idea he was set to explode into Hollywood movie stardom, top-lining as the title character in a Cyborg movie set for release in 2020. In fact, producers called the New Jersey-born theater actor on Oct. 15 with the heads-up only hours before Warner Bros. publicly revealed its slate of mega-budget superhero movies tied to the DC Cinematic Universe—Wonder Woman, The Justice League, Suicide Squad, and Shazam among them. “I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character,” says Fisher, who was hired in »

- Chris Lee

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Prepare For Tons of Special Effects in Avengers: Age of Ultron

21 October 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Avengers 2 will have more special effects than any other Marvel film - Moviefone Did you catch this Easter egg in episode 2 of The Walking Dead? - Moviepilot Moments on TV that created bizarre real-world consequences - Cracked Here's what the cast of Now and Then looks like now - BuzzFeed Find out who was cast as Abby's ex-husband on Scandal - BuddyTV 5 things you probably didn't know about Pretty Little Liars - HuffPost Entertainment Create a playlist using songs from the new episode of Tvd - The Vampire Diaries Goats sing the Star Wars theme song and it's hilarious - Popsugar Tech »

- Kelsey-Kennick

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John Carter Rights Revert Back to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.; New Films Planned

21 October 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I like John Carter.  It’s not a perfect film by any means, but Disney spent years trying to get an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ series of sci-fi novels off the ground, and I think director Andrew Stanton and his screenwriting partners Michael Chabon and Mark Andrews did a swell job of bringing the story to life.  Most strikingly, Stanton’s world building in the film is magnificent; you really feel like you’re on Barsoom for the film’s two-hour runtime.  I was really hoping to spend more time in Stanton’s John Carter world in future sequels, but unfortunately the film failed to catch on with audiences at the box office and its bloated budget made turning a profit near impossible.  Disney’s marketing was all over the place, and many thought the film looked derivative despite the fact that it was Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars »

- Adam Chitwood

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Disney Loses 'John Carter' Rights; Burroughs Inc. Plans New Movie

21 October 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. announces that the movie, television and merchandise rights for John Carter have reverted back to the company. Walt Disney Pictures held the rights and produced the movie John Carter in 2012. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be seeking a new studio to continue this seminal Sci-Fi adventure.

Here's what James Sullos, President, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., had to say in a statement.

"John Carter of Mars was the creative stimulus behind such movie classics as Superman, Star Wars and Avatar. Edgar Rice Burroughs was the Master of Adventure and his literary works continue to enjoy a world-wide following. We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops. Along with a new Tarzan film in development by Warner Bros., we hope to have John Carter of Mars become another major »

- MovieWeb

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