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Egyptian multihyphenate Amr Waked (“Lucy”) has joined the cast of Gerard Butler sci-fi blockbuster “Geostorm,” in which he will play the French head of security at an international space station when the earth’s climate control satellites fail to function.
“Geostorm,” which is currently shooting in New Orleans, will mark the feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin, who teamed with Roland Emmerich to produce 1996’s “Independence Day.” Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing with Skydance Productions. Key American cast besides Butler includes Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and child actor Sterling Jerins.
Warner Bros. has slated the sci-fi action thriller, centered on catastrophic climate change that endangers the world’s survival, for release on Oct. 21, 2016.
Waked’s character in “Geostorm,” is named Ray Dussette, an intimidating and rugged security expert with little patience for error and stupidity who works hard to keep everyone safe, according to pic’s publicity notes. »
- Nick Vivarelli
True confession: I may be the only person in the United States who dramatically slid down a wall and let out a tortured “Nooooooo!!!!” after learning that American Idol will eventually cut back to one night a week midway through Season 14.
After three consecutive hump days of middling vocals, “heard it all before” backstories and not nearly enough scenes of Ryan Seacrest getting bear-hugged by jubilant families, however, I’m reconsidering my stance.
Perhaps, in a world where orange is the new black and Idris Elba could/should be the next 007, less is destined to be the new more »
This post may, inevitably, have what turn out to be some spoilers for Independence Day 2 in it.
Thus far, most of the recent chatter about the project has been to do with the casting of it, specifically that Will Smith won't be returning to the lead role. But over at Film Divider, a few other details about the film have come to light.
It reports that the focus will once again be on "different small groups in their separate, awful situations", and that amongst the characters returning for the new movie will be those played by Judd Hirsch, Vivica A Fox and - of course - Jeff Goldblum. »
6th Update, Tuesday, 3 Pm: Rentrak Theatrical filed the weekend’s actuals with Warner Bros.’ American Sniper counting a four-week cume through yesterday of $110.4M. Talk about the spoils of war: American Sniper propelled the 2015 box office, in its first 19 days, 3.6% percent over the same frame last year with $667M. It stands to reason that this would be the highest-grossing four-day Mlk weekend of all-time with $248.5M after American Sniper broke a slew of records, read Eastwood’s career-high bow, best three-day opening ever during January and February. Previous Mlk record was 2009 with $231.5M when Sony comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop zoomed up a four-day bow of $39.2M. American Sniper had the biggest theater average of the four-day weekend with $30,100, followed by Sony Classic’s Still Alice, which chalked up $20,685 PTA or $248K in 12 venues.
The consensus is that American Sniper is going to hold for another two weekends. Wide releases »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
Warner Bros previously acquired rights in Germany while a Us deal is understood to be in the works.
Currently in post-production, Stonewall recreates the events that culminated in the riots outside the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, in June 1969. The events are considered by many as a turning point in the gay rights movement.
Irvine plays Danny Winters, a young man who is kicked out of his home by his parents and flees to New York where, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the watering hole of local drag queens, gays, lesbians and everything in between: the Mafia-run Stonewall Inn.
There he meets the suave Trevor (Meyers), but catches »
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In 2014, the total amount earned by just the top 5 films in India netted ₹ 1940 Crore! Quite an impressive number! We thought we would give you a look into those top 5! Bear in mind that this countdown is based on pure fact and figures and what films the audience came out in droves to see! You may have liked some of the films and some of them you may have not – but come what may, these are your top five grossers for 2014.
Director – Rohit Shetty
Release Date – August 15th
- Rima Bhatia
There are some big updates on some really big sequel in this edition of Sequel Bits. Below, read about the following. Paul Feig says his Ghostbusters reboot will take place in New York and include winks to the original. Don’t fret, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are returning for Sharknado 3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 […]
- Germain Lussier
2007 was one of the best years for Shahrukh Khan as he had one hugely critically and commercially appreciated film in ‘Chak De India’ and one out-an-out commercial film in ‘Om Shanti Om’. In 2015, the superstar has two keenly-awaited films lined up for release – while ‘Fan’ is confirmed to hit screens during the Independence Day weekend this year, ‘Raees’ is likely to Read More »
- Indicine Team
We started this website back in 2007, and since then, the names of some sequels seem to come up with reasonable regularity, albeit with no sign of the film itself. And in the time we've been going, yet more names have added themselves to the list of follow-ups that are seemingly stuck in development hell.
With the new Ghostbusters film set to escape and become a real thing in the next year or two, here's just a sample of the other projects struggling to get off the ground (with one or two edging closer to a greenlight than others...)
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Eros International, a leading global film company in the Indian film entertainment industry has emerged as the biggest Indian movie studio on Facebook with more than 7.5 million fans, a massive lead over any other Indian studio. One of the biggest Indian entertainment brands in the world, Eros through its digital platform ErosNow has now established itself as the number one movie studio in the digital world with a clear edge over other brands with its premium entertainment content on Facebook.
Commenting on the proud accomplishment, Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO, ErosNow said, “When it comes to social media strategy, Facebook still gets the maximum attention in the social space and we are so happy and proud to have built valuable communities here. We are constantly focusing on pushing great, engaging content to reach out to Indian film fans all over the world who have clearly identified our page as a preferred entertainment platform. »
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The hiatus between films will be slightly longer this time, but to nobody's great surprise The Purge 3 was announced as heading our way last autumn. Series writer/director James Demonaco will once again be calling all the shots from his bunker at Blumhouse, and the film now has a release date of July 1, 2016.That date, you'll notice, is Independence Day weekend: a mischievously appropriate slot for a series that satirises America as savagely as The Purge has so far. Should you be unaware by this point, the high concept is one night a year when Us citizens can legally indulge their gun-nut bloodlust with a spree of consequence-free mayhem, up to and including murder. The tradition was inaugurated as a measure to reduce crime the rest of the year, by the mysterious and sinister governmental New Founding Fathers.A lot of people miss the joke in that set-up, but »
For the past two years, we've seen The Purge and The Purge: Anarchy, but this year we'll get a break from the annual night when all crime is legal. Though last fall brought news that The Purge 3 was definitely going to happen with James DeMonaco writing and directing again, Ben Fritz of The Wall Street Journal posted news on Twitter that the sequel wouldn't arrive until July 1st, 2016. That's the best release date the franchise has received so far. The first film debuted on June 7th, 2013 and the second got a later summer release on July 18th, 2014. But that Independence Day weekend should prove to be a big one for The Purge. In addition, it should make the marketing department excited to unload a shitload of satirical American propaganda as they've done previously (remember their teaser poster for the sequel was one of my favorite posters of 2014). Right now, »
- Ethan Anderton
12 items from 2015
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