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The announcement was made on Wednesday by TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein and COO/President David Glasser. Sellers will operate out of the studio’s L.A. office, where he will oversee all film projects in development and acquisition titles, and continue building the studio’s slate.
As part of his new role, Sellers will also be involved in television production. Negeen Yazdi will continue as president of international production and acquisitions from the London office.
Sellers served as TWC president of production from 2011 to 2014 and oversaw “August: Osage County,” “St. Vincent,” and “Southpaw.” He was also involved in the acquisitions and development of upcoming TWC titles: “The Current War,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, and “Untouchable,” starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, »
- Dave McNary
After months of speculation, James Gunn finally confirmed last month that he will in fact return to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3. While it will likely be quite some time before we hear any official details about this superhero sequel, James Gunn recently sent out a Facebook message where he teased that the sequel will be released in 2020. Here's the first part of his statement below, where he spoke about making Guardians 2.
"I've spent the past two and a half years making a film, probably a good 95% of my non-sleeping life during that time, and sometimes it seems it all comes down to these few weeks of release in theaters. Let me tell you, it's harrowing. The movie is doing incredibly all over the world, up nearly fifty percent over the first film in most territories, and a breakout hit in countries where it didn't do as well the first time around (hi, »
Now that “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is in theaters and dominating the box office in much the same manner as its predecessor, James Gunn is feeling thankful. The writer/director took to Facebook to share his gratitude for all the “heartbroken misfits” who, like him, take joy and comfort in pop culture.
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“When I was young I felt utterly alone, at times to the point of suicidal thoughts. I never felt like I belonged, had an incredibly difficult time connecting to other people and, despite having love around me, I had an impossible time experiencing it, or taking it in,” he writes.
- Michael Nordine
James Gunn is in a good position right now; his Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently tearing it up at the box office, already well on its way to doing significantly better than the already-successful first film. In an effort to take stock of his success, then, Gunn got a little reflective today, posting a letter on Facebook that talks about why he makes these movies, and what characters like Star Lord, Gamora, and Rocket meant to him when he was a kid.
Talking through teenage feelings of isolation, and even suicidal thoughts, Gunn lays out the role pop culture played in helping him feel connected to the world.
But I found my respite in popular entertainment—Marvel comics, science fiction and horror films, the music of The Sex Pistols, The Replacements, and Queen. Suddenly I could see past the bland suburbs where I lived into a more »
- William Hughes
“We are Groot.”
After premiering stateside Thursday night, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is already the No. 1 movie in America thanks to a $140 million domestic debut. So to celebrate, captain James Gunn put aside some time over the weekend to personally thank his fans, but not just for their patronage.
The Marvel-Disney writer/director shared a rather lengthy Facebook post on Saturday covering everything from the sequel’s success, to his own history of being a misfit — just like Star-Lord and his ragtag team of heroes.
“I would be lying if I said I don’t get distracted by the numbers. The first thing I do in the morning is roll over in bed and check my phone for the morning box office reports,” Gunn wrote, further acknowledging his impressive $17 million in Thursday night previews draw. »
- JD Knapp
For Marvel fans, this is a big weekend. It has finally seen the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in theaters. And by all accounts, it is a giant hit. Perhaps it hasn't faired as well as a few other Marvel blockbusters, but the sequel soared past $56 million at the box office on opening day, and it's targeting a big $140 million weekend. To thanks fans, director James Gunn sent a message via Facebook. In it, he opens up about his time spent making the movie, and shares his suicidal thoughts from his earlier years. It's all quite heartfelt and touching. He starts off saying this.
"I've spent the past two and a half years making a film, probably a good 95% of my non-sleeping life during that time, and sometimes it seems it all comes down to these few weeks of release in theaters. Let me tell you, it's harrowing. »
The appeal of Keanu Reeves – philosopher, lover, martial artist, musician, motorcycle enthusiast, movie star – is that he carries himself lightly, even in the movies that require him to turn from "cool breeze" (the Hawaiian translation of his first name, for those of you playing at home) to howling tempest. He's the type of guy who's had to deny being Buddhist, even though he's played the Buddha onscreen – because it's just widely assumed that he would swing that way religiously. ("I haven't take refuge in the dharma," he has assured us. »
The long-awaited sequel to John Wick is about to hit theatres, and we couldn't be more excited! John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up the story of our favorite vengeful assassin right where the first movie left off, as Keanu Reeves in the title role continues to seek out those who have wronged him. In anticipation of this movie, we've taken a look back at Reeves' long career and discovered some facts about him you may not know!
1. His background is global, but he’s still Canadian at heart.
Keanu was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to a British mother and Chinese-Hawaiian father (his name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian), but grew up mostly in Toronto. His first acting parts were »
- Jenny Bullough
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