In both euro and dollar terms, France’s 2017 box office was also the third-biggest in modern times with an estimated $1.64 billion (1.36 billion euros) grossed — 2% down on 2016.
While total admissions for American films fell by 8.6% (102.04 million admissions) in 2017, Hollywood films such as “Despicable Me 3” (pictured), “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Baby Boss” dominated the chart.
Three French movies showed up in the top 10 highest-grossing films: Luc Besson’s science-fiction pic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” and a pair of French-language comedies, Dany Boon’s “Raid Dingue” and Philippe Lacheau’s “Alibi.com,” the only two French-language films which grossed over $25 million in 2017.
Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s dramedy “C’est La Vie,” meanwhile, took the 12th slot with an estimated $23.7 million.
And while there was a lot of action to be found (I mean, it’s a Tom Cruise movie, and honestly, no one goes for the cinematic gusto quite the way he does), it’s apparent early on that Kurtzman wasn’t screwing around when it came to the horror aspects of The Mummy, making this
Al Pacino is set to star in the project, with Barry Levinson attached to direct and executive produce, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Pacino will play Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in college football history who becomes embroiled in the sexual abuse scandal surrounding his longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The scandal challenges his legacy and forces him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victims.
Debora Cahn (Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing), John C. Richards (Sahara,...
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In 2011, screenwriters Patrick Massett and John Zinman (“Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”) decided to take the Bre-x story, arbitrarily transplant it to the late 1980s, and re-conceive it as a trite rise and fall parable about the seduction of the American Dream — the result, ultimately directed without distinction by Stephen Gaghan (“Syriana”), unfolds like a chintzy ripoff of David O. Russell ripping off Martin Scorsese ripping off real life, a movie that tries to sell us the most boring version of a story that has already been panned for all of its treasure and then some.
The all-new Friday the 13th, which explores Jason Voorhees' family life by introducing his father for the first time on the big screen, has faced quite a few production delays over the past couple of years. But as Platinum Dunes continues to perfect the script, they have to keep aiming for the next Friday the 13th available on the release calendar. Originally scheduled to hit theaters on January 13, 2017, the movie will now be Paramount Pictures
The movie is written Nick Antosca (Hannibal) is a full reboot of the beloved horror franchise, which revolve around the exploits of pop culture superstar Jason Voorhees. Vorhees perished at Camp Crystal Lake as a young boy due to the negligence of the camp staff. Decades later, the lake is rumored to be “cursed” and is the setting for a series of mass murders. So far, there have been a total of 12 movies in the franchise, the last of which was released in 2009 – another Michael Bay production which was directed by Marcus Nispel.
Eisner’s last credit was last year’s The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel, as well as The Crazies and Sahara.
However, in some potentially very good news for fans, it has now been revealed that Breck Eisner is in talks to take the helm of the next take on Friday the 13th. His credits include the likes of Sahara and The Last Witch Hunter, but he impressed horror buffs in a big way with The Crazies a few years back.
Not much is known about the direction of Friday the 13th right now, but Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller recently had this to say about writer Aaron Guzikowski’s (Prisoners) script
Bloody-Disgusting broke the news that Breck Eisner is in talks to direct, while also revealing that Aaron Guzikowski turned in his script last month. The site also reports that Elias Voorhees is featured in the script "quite a bit," but no specific details were given. Here's what producer Brad Fuller had to say about this project back in June.
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As it did with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes will produce the film. This next go-round will, coincidentally, be the 13th standalone installment in the long-running series, which first debuted in 1980 and is led by the machete-wielding, hockey mask–wearing Jason Voorhees.
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Eisner’s most recent film is 2015’s “The Last Witch Hunter”; he
Previously Writer/director David Bruckner had been attached to direct the film for Paramount from a screenplay by Hannibal series screenwriter Nick Antosca. That version, however, fell apart after Adam Goodman exited his executive post at the studio. So at the moment we don't who's script they will be using.
The film is expected to be released sometime next year.
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“Prisoner” scribe Aaron Guzikowski penned the script. The film will likely focus on the return of legendary mass murderer Jason Voorhees, who has terrorized inhabitants of Camp Crystal Lake for three decades.
Bay will produce along with his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Paramount had no comment on the negotiations.
This will mark the 13th film in the franchise, with the most recent bowing in 2009 from New Line and Warner Bros. As part of the deal that allowed Warner Bros. to come on as a co-producer on “Interstellar,” the studio traded the rights to “Friday the 13th” to Paramount, which is where Platinum Dunes also holds a first-look deal.
This will be the second “Friday the 13th” installment produced by Platinum Dunes,
Back when George Lucas announced that he was selling his company to Disney and entrusting his vision to a new generation of filmmakers, the director who I initially championed to have a crack at a Star Wars film was Rian Johnson. His film Looper proves to be a wonderful example of how to balance sophisticated narrative, swashbuckling adventure and wry, sardonic humour all in one gloriously visual package.
Johnson’s previous films like Brick gained him a cult following among enthusiasts, but perhaps his most watched work are the several "Breaking Bad" episodes he directed to great acclaim, including “Fly”, a memorable, Hitchcockian episode where an errant pest disrupts the protagonists as they cook up their illicit goods. John Boyega described the shoot as “Rian doing an indie movie within a franchise”, and
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