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Eiza Gonzalez to star in sci-fi film Paradise Hills

Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver) has been cast alongside Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) and Danielle MacDonald (Patti Cake$) in the sci-fi film Paradise Hills. The sci-fi thriller is Alice Waddington’s directorial debut from a script written by Brian DeLeeuw, Nacho Vigalondo and Sofia Cuenca.

In Paradise Hills, Roberts plays Uma, the daughter of a magnate who commits suicide after his company is targeted for hostile takeover by a predatory billionaire named Son Prescott. Prescott decides to marry Uma, but only after kidnapping and sending her to Paradise Hills, a private sanitarium where she is to have her mind systematically destroyed.

Gonzalez will play Amarna, a tough Paradise Hills resident who might be Uma’s only hope in escaping the nightmare.

Gonzalez will be seen next in Robert Rodriduez’s Alita: Battle Angel and will later star in an untitled Robert Zemeckis film with Steve Carell this fall.

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’: Robert Rodriguez and Jon Landau on Creating a Photo-Real Manga Character

Years ago, James Cameron was debating between making two projects: Avatar and Alita: Battle Angel. As we all know, he chose Avatar, which went on to become the highest-grossing movie in history and has led to the visionary director spending the last few years developing four sequels, the first of which is currently filming. While Alita: Battle Angel could have been left in the scrap pile of ideas and half-written scripts, never to see the light of day, the project had at least one person hungry to see it on movie screens: director Robert Rodriguez. One day, years …
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SXSW: Robert Rodriguez Offers Sneak Peek of 'Alita: Battle Angel'

SXSW: Robert Rodriguez Offers Sneak Peek of 'Alita: Battle Angel'
"This used to be my loading dock," said Robert Rodriguez as a group gathered in a small screening room located inside Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.

The space, the director went on to explain, was put together so he and producer Jon Landau could watch dailies for Alita: Battle Angel, the Fox action film due out later this year. Rodriguez even quipped that they’d managed to do it in his own aesthetic, complete with luxury recliners and decorations along the walls.

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Imax Built Big Biz With Super-Sized Filmmaker Support

For five decades, Imax has given audiences an unmatched cinematic spectacle, with ultra-pristine, high-definition images projected on screens nearly six stories high. The experiences have wowed and inspired viewers, many of whom have become passionate proponents of Imax’s patented technologies.

Imax has thousand fans in the industry, including big-name directors such as Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”), J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and James Cameron (“Avatar”). But the company can count its fans in the millions when you consider all the passionate moviegoers who flock to its spectacular venues.

That’s the wow factor.

“When people see a movie on Imax, it’s something they talk about,” says Jon Landau, producer of “Avatar” and Fox’s upcoming “Alita: Battle Angel.” “It has an impact on word-of-mouth.”

It certainly had an effect on Imax’s chief quality guru David Keighley, who still remembers the date of his first Imax experience,
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Amazon Orders First Animated Comedy Series From ‘Bojack Horseman’ Duo

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Amazon Orders First Animated Comedy Series From ‘Bojack Horseman’ Duo
Amazon has given a straight-to-series order to its first animated series “Undone,” from “Bojack Horseman” creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and writer Kate Purdy.

The half-hour dramedy, set to premiere in 2019, centers on Alma, a woman who discovers she has a new relationship with time after a near-fatal car accident and uses the ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

Alita: Battle Angel” star Rosa Salazar is attached to voice Alma in the series, with “Life in Pieces” regular Angelique Cabral to play her younger sister.
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Amazon Orders Animated Comedy Series From 'BoJack Horseman' Creator

Amazon is diving head first into the animated space.

The retailer/streaming service has handed out a straight-to-series order for Undone, its first half-hour animated comedy series.

Undone, which will premiere worldwide in 2019, explores the nature of reality through its central character, Alma (voiced by Rosa Salazar, the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel). After getting into a near-fatal car crash, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses the ability to find out the truth about her father's death. Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces) voices Alma's younger sister.

Undone was co-created by BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and recent...
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3 Places You've Probably Seen Eiza González Before - and Where You Can Catch Her Next

Eiza González turned heads at this year's Oscars in a sexy yellow dress, and if you're wondering where else you've seen her before, then we can help. The actress, who is currently dating Josh Duhamel, recently starred in Justin Timberlake's "Supplies" music video and also appeared in the 2017 film Baby Driver. But don't worry - you'll be seeing a lot more of González soon. The 28-year-old will be starring in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Alita: Battle Angel with Jennifer Connelly and Mahershala Ali as well as the fantasy drama The Women of Marwen with Steve Carrell, Leslie Mann, and Diane Kruger. Keep reading to see what else González has been in. Related7 Other Men Eiza González Dated Before Striking Up a Romance With Josh Duhamel

Dave Chappelle, Nicole Kidman And Ansel Elgort Also Presenting at 90th Academy Awards

With only five more days until this year’s Oscar telecast the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally revealed it’s last set of presenters to join host Jimmy Kimmel on the Dolby Theater stage. And, as you’d expect, many of them are former winners with new films just around the corner.

Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer and more presenting at the 90th Academy Awards

Stars with upcoming projects to promote now include Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (“Ocean’s 8”), Dave Chappelle (“A Star is Born”), Eugenio Derbez (“Overboard”), Ansel Elgort (“The Goldfinch”), two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda (“Book Club”), two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster (“Hotel Artemis”), Eiza Gonzalez (“Alita: Battle Angel”), Ashley Judd (“A Dog’s Way Home”), Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“Boy Erased”), Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (“White Boy Rick”), Oscar winner Helen Mirren (“Anna”), Oscar winner Rita Moreno
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Rumor: Here’s When We’ll See The First Aquaman Trailer

If you’re even remotely familiar with the character of Aquaman, then you’re well aware of how he’s not the useless wimp that shows like The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy make him out to be. In fact, he’s quite badass, something that Jason Momoa has already gotten across with his scene stealing performance in Justice League.

Because of that, Arthur Curry’s first solo flick is one of our most anticipated superhero films to roll out in 2018, an excitement that was doubled upon hearing how the first audiences to have attended test screenings praised the action and emotion they witnessed. Really, if this holds up, Warner Bros. could have a Wonder Woman-like hit on their hands.

Championed as a “totally different beast” to what’s come out of the DC Extended Universe already, James Wan’s pic promises to inject some much-needed fresh blood
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Robert Rodriguez teams with Kong: Skull Island scribe for sci-fi thriller Hypnotic

THR is reporting that filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is teaming up with Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island screenwriter Max Borenstein for the original sci-fi thriller Hypnotic, which is being produced by Studio 8.

Although plot details are being kept under wraps, Hypnotic is described as “a grounded cop thriller with sci-fi elements”, and the hope is that the project can serve as the launch pad for a new franchise.

Rodriguez is currently in post-production on another sci-fi project, the James Cameron-produced Alita: Battle Angel, which is set for release this December, and has also wrapped production on a Vr series entitled The Limit starring Michelle Rodriguez. Borenstein meanwhile has scripted by Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong, and is also working on developing one of HBO’s numerous Game of Thrones spinoffs.

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Hypnotic: Robert Rodriguez to direct new sci-fi thriller

Tony Sokol Feb 21, 2018

Robert Rodriguez gets spaced out for new science fiction thriller Hypnotic.

The most ancient place on earth will merge with the icy reaches of space in director Robert Rodriguez’s new project. Rodriguez will direct and produce a screenplay from Max Borenstein, who penned Kong: Skull Island, for the upcoming science fiction thriller Hypnotic, according to The Tracking Board.

Borenstein, who also wrote Godzilla and the upcoming Godzilla: King Of Monsters, will rewrite an original script by Rodriguez.

Hypnotic is being described as a being a grounded cop thriller with sci-fi elements. It is being produced by Studio 8, which thinks it can make a franchise out of it. No other details have been released.

Rodriguez, who wrote and directed the cult classic Sin City, is in post-production for the James Cameron-produced science fiction thriller Alita: Battle Angel, which stars Rosa Salazar. It is Rodriguez
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Robert Rodriguez and Michelle Rodriguez team up for Vr series The Limit

Stx Entertainment’s Vr division STXsurreal has announced that it has wrapped production on the live-action virtual reality series The Limit, which is written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) and stars Michelle Rodriguez (Furious 7).

“I’m a huge fan of Vr, and I started Double R Productions with Racer Max to create innovative content for the medium,” said Robert Rodriguez. “For us to be making our first project with Rick, Andy and the Surreal team is a great way to kick things off. And it was a thrill to be working with the awesome Michelle Rodriguez again in this exciting entertainment space.”

“The Limit first-of-its-kind kind series in a new format that delivers a blockbuster, lean-back cinematic experience that audiences can’t find anywhere else in the Vr marketplace right now,” added Rick Rey, Co-President of STXsurreal.

The short-form series sees Michelle Rodriguez playing a genetically-enhanced
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Aquaman Director Debunks Claims That A Trailer Is Imminent

Amid rumors that Warner Bros. was in the process of finalizing Aquaman‘s first teaser trailer, James Wan, the film’s director, has weighed in via Instagram to set the record straight.

Two days ago, an Instagram account under the name of Carlos Villalobos posted a shot of what we believed to be the Aquaman edit bay. In it, he alleged that Warner Bros. and James Wan were on the verge of unveiling some footage for what is, essentially, the only Dceu movie slated for release in 2018.

Turns out that’s not the case, as James Wan has taken to Instagram himself (h/t Heroic Hollywood) to debunk any and all rumors, as the person in question is seemingly not affiliated with Aquaman in any shape or form. Tread lightly, folks, because the Internet is dark and full of spoilers. It’s also teeming with false reports and misinformation, so
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"Sword Art Online" Live-Action

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Skydance Entertainment's live-action TV adaptation of Reki Kawahara's Japanese young adult novel series "Sword Art Online" (2009) has been sold to Netflix, according to pilot writer Laeta Kalogridis ("Alita: Battle Angel"):

" the year 2022, a 'virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game' (''Vrmmorpg) called 'Sword Art Online' ('Sao') is released. With the 'NerveGear', a helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds. Both the game and the NerveGear was created by 'Akihiko Kayaba'.

"10,000 players log into the Sao's mainframe cyberspace for the first time, only to discover that they are unable to log out. Kayaba appears and tells the players that they must beat all 100 floors of 'Aincrad', a steel castle which is the setting of Sao, if they wish to be free.

"Those who suffer in-game deaths or forcibly remove the NerveGear out-of-game will suffer real-life deaths.
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Fox Gives Predator, Alita, and Death on the Nile New Release Dates

Fox has firmed up their release slate for 2018, official dating a big sequel for next year. The Predator and Alita: Battle Angel are two of the biggest releases on Fox's calendar for the year, but both have just been bumped back and will be coming out later than expected. On a more positive note, the sequel to Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, which sees Kenneth Branagh return as both director and star, has been given a 2019 release date, which means the studio is keen on getting the next Agatha Christie adaptation going rather quickly.

Death on the Nile was announced not long after the release of Murder on the Orient Express last year. The new take on Agatha Christie's famous murder novel wound up being a rather sneaky hit at the box office, bringing in $349 million worldwide, working from a $55 million budget. That represents a nice return for Fox,
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The Release Dates of Alita: Battle Angel and The Predator Have Been Pushed Back

20th Century Fox has announced new release dates for two of their most highly anticipated films, Alita: Battle Angel and The Predator. We're going to have to wait a little longer for these films, but hopefully, it will be worth the wait.

The Robert Rodriguez-directed Alita: Battle Angel was originally supposed to be released on July 20, 2018, but it will now hit theaters on December 21, 2018. It will open up against Aquaman, Bumblebee, and Holmes & Watson. That's going to be a big movie weekend!

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has
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Fox Sets New Predator, Alita, and Death on the Nile Release Dates

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The execs at 20th Century Fox have moved the release dates for a few notable films. Find out the new release dates for Predator, Alita: Battle Angel, and Death on the Nile inside...

Movie release dates have had a knack for being unpredictable beasts, as of late. Today, three movies proved that statement to be true as 20th Century Fox re-assed their upcoming movie release schedule, deciding to push back a few of their biggest films. Specifically, Predator, Alita: Battle Angel, and Death on the Nile.

Shane Black's Predator film is one of the most intriguing films to release in 2018, and just so happens to be the film with the least movement. Instead of releasing on August 3, Fox has circled September 14, 2018 has the new release date for the film starring Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Yvonne Strahovski, Alfie Allen, and Thomas Jane.
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Fox Moves Release of James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Fox Moves Release of James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’
Fox has moved the opening of James Cameron’s “Alita: Battle Angel” back five months from July 20 to Dec. 21.

“Alita” stars Rosa Salazar in the title role, along with Jackie Earle Haley, Eiza Gonzalez, Lana Condor, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jennifer Connelly, and Christoph Waltz.

Robert Rodriguez is directing and Cameron is producing with Jon Landau through his Lightstorm Entertainment banner. Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis wrote the screenplay, based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga series. The story is set in a 26th-century dystopian future and follows an amnesiac cyborg — played by Salazar — who’s rescued from a scrap heap and becomes a bounty hunter tracking down criminals.

Fox also announced Tuesday that it had swapped the dates for “The Predator” and “The Darkest Minds.” “The Predator” moved back six weeks to Sept. 14 and “The Darkest Minds” moved up to Aug. 3.

Additionally, Fox set a Nov. 8, 2019 release date for “Death on the Nile,” directed by [link
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Fox’s ‘Alita’ Lands Holiday 2018 Release, ‘Predator’ Reboot Bumped From Summer

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Fox has pushed back “Alita: Battle Angel” from July 20 to Dec. 21, as well as “The Predator” from Aug. 3 to Sept. 14. “The Darkest Minds” will move in to take its place. Additionally, the studio has dated Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile,” which will now open in wide release on Nov. 8, 2019. “Foster” will open in wide release on March 5, 2021. Also Read: 'Murder on the Orient Express' Movie Review: Kenneth Branagh Only Has Eyes for Himself “Alita: Battle Angel” will be produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau and will be directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film...
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Fox Dates 'Murder on the Orient Express' Sequel, Pushes 'Alita'

Fox Dates 'Murder on the Orient Express' Sequel, Pushes 'Alita'
Fox is making making some changes to its calender.

The studio has given its Murder on the Orient Express follow-up — an adaptation of Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile — a Nov. 8, 2019 release. The Kenneth Branagh-backed project will go up against Disney’s holiday film comedy Nicole, starring Anna Kendrick.

Moving from summer to a holiday slot is Alita: Battle Angel, which has been pushed to Dec. 21. The crowded date is already occupied by Warner Bros.' Aquaman, Paramount's Bumblebee spinoff and the Will Ferrell-John C. Reilly comedy Holmes & Watson.

Shane Black's Predator reboot is switching places with fellow Fox title The Darkest Minds,...
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