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The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle set to become the biggest horror movie of the year

19 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It opens in the Us this Friday and analysts are estimating that Annabelle, the spin-off from last year’s The Conjuring, is set to become the biggest horror movie of 2014.

It’s not been a good year from the genre, with all of the releases taking under $20 million in their opening weekend and no more than $32 million overall domestically. Last year saw horror perform really well with films like Insidious: Chapter 2 ($40 million), Mama (£28 million), Evil Dead ($27 million) and Texas Chainsaw 3D ($21 million), all topping the Us box office in their opening weekends.

That all looks to change though with experts claiming that Annabelle is set to take roughly $25 million.

Here’s the other big releases of the year:

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones ($18 million opening, $32 million overall)

Devil’s Due ($8 million opening, $16 million overall)

Oculus ($12 million opening, $28 million overall)

The Quiet Ones ($4 million opening, $9 million overall)

Deliver Us From Evil ($10 million opening, »

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Will Smith Is Still the Fresh Prince - and Here Are 11 Reasons Why

25 September 2014 4:09 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Will Smith may have solidified his place on the A-list with blockbuster films like Bad Boys, Independence Day, The Pursuit of Happyness, and the Men in Black trilogy, but we'll never forget how he got his start: as the basketball-playing, backward-hat-wearing funny guy on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It's safe to say that time has been very good to Will, and in addition to his youthful looks, he's also retained his boyish charm and infectious laugh. In honor of Will's 46th birthday today - and because we're still devouring those Fresh Prince reruns - here are 11 examples that prove he's still Bel-Air royalty. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Producers Guild hands Mark Gordon its Norman Lear Award

22 September 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If Mark Gordon's name isn't familiar, his filmography will be. The producer's diverse 20-year includes "The To Do List," "Rampart," "Source Code," "The Day After Tomorrow," "Wonder Boys," "A Simple Plan," and "Speed." He earned an Oscar nomination in 1999 for "Saving Private Ryan." His upcoming films include Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic and Todd Phillips' upcoming comedy "Arms and The Dudes" starring Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg. And today, the Producers Guild of America announced that Gordon would be honored with a lifetime achievement award — for his contributions to television. Yes, Gordon's success stems to successful TV too. Gordon is currently the executive producer on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” CBS’ “Criminal Minds” and Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” with notable past work including "Private Practice," "Army Wives" and "Reaper." The PGA will present Gordon with the 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television during its 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. »

- Matt Patches

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First TV spot for The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle

15 September 2014 4:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, Warner Bros. Pictures has dropped the first TV spot for The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle, and we’ve got it for you below after the official synopsis…

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.

On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.

Annabelle is directed by John R. Leonetti (The Butterfly Effect 2) and stars Annabelle Wallis (Fleming), Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave), Brian Howe (The Pursuit of Happyness), Eric Ladlin (Boardwalk Empire »

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Trailer Trashin’: That Creepy Doll is Back in Annabelle

3 September 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Hello again, dear readers. It’s the beginning of September, and another summer movie season has ended. Personally, I plan on checking out the new horror film As Above, So Below, which just came out on Friday. And in the meantime, this week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ looks at another upcoming horror film, the October release Annabelle.

Premise: John Form (Ward Horton) has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife Mia (Annabelle Wallis) – a beautiful, vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress, which she names Annabelle. But Mia’s delight with the doll doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now… »

- Timothy Monforton

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New images from The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle

22 August 2014 3:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you the new trailer for Annabelle, the spin-off to low budget horror smash The Conjuring, which features on the creepy doll that terrified audiences. The movie is directed by John R. Leonetti (The Butterfly Effect 2) with a cast that includes Annabelle Wallis (Fleming), Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave), Brian Howe (The Pursuit of Happyness), Eric Ladlin (Boardwalk Empire) and Ward Horton (The Wolf of Wall Street).

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.

On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit »

- Luke Owen

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New trailer for The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle

21 August 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for Annabelle, the upcoming spin-off from The Conjuring, which centres on the creepy doll featured in last year’s horror smash and features a cast that includes Annabelle Wallis (Fleming), Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave), Brian Howe (The Pursuit of Happyness), Eric Ladlin (Boardwalk Empire) and Ward Horton (The Wolf of Wall Street). Watch the trailer after the official synopsis…

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.

On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now… »

- Gary Collinson

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Sci-Fi Conspiracy Leaves Gabriele Muccino Near Death

1 August 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

After helming the feel-inducing Will Smith flicks The Pursuit of Happyness and Seven Pounds, director Gabriele Muccino next heads into science fiction territory with Near Death, and on tap for you today are all the pertinent details!

Per Variety, Voltage Films has brought Muccino (pictured) aboard the sci-fi thriller, which centers on a near-death survivor who starts predicting future events and acting in bizarre ways while his wife notices the world itself changing all around her in impossible ways.

Fearing for her sanity, she investigates and uncovers a massive conspiracy that bridges space and time.

Muccino will direct from a script by Carter Blanchard, who recently signed on to write a new draft of Fox’s Independence Day sequel.

Voltage plans to begin casting in October.

Sherryl Clark and Joe Riley will produce alongside Voltage’s Craig J. Flores and Chartier.

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- John Squires

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Gabriele Muccino Directing Thriller Near Death

31 July 2014 10:17 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Gabriele Muccino was a filmmaker plucked out of relative obscurity to showcase Will Smith as a serious dramatic actor. The director came to America and spotlighted Smith in The Pursuit Of Happyness and Seven Pounds before they parted ways. Now that Muccino is working on his own, he's expanding into other genres. But maybe for his latest, Near Death, he should give the Fresh Prince a call once more. Muccino is set to direct the sci-fi thriller Near Death, according to Variety. This thriller revolves around a man who survives a near-death experience but becomes unhinged in his daily life. Soon, he starts to be able to predict the future, leading to his wife becoming concerned about his health and sanity. But as more and more predictions come true, she soon unravels an elaborate mystery and a conspiracy that reaches far-up, one that may be tied to her husband's declining »

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Gabriele Muccino Brings Life to Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Near Death’ at Voltage (Exclusive)

31 July 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Films has brought director Gabriele Muccino aboard science-fiction thriller “Near Death.”

The deal reteams Muccino with Voltage following his “Fathers and Daughters,” starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul. Voltage plans to begin casting in October.

Sherryl Clark and Joe Riley will produce along side of Voltage’s Craig J. Flores and Chartier. Muccino will direct from a script by Carter Blanchard, who recently signed on to write a new draft of Fox’s “Independence Day” sequel.

Near Death” centers on a near-death survivor who starts predicting future events and acting in bizarre ways while his wife notices the world itself changing all around her in impossible ways. Fearing for her sanity, she investigates and uncovers a massive conspiracy that bridges space and time.

Muccino’s credits include a pair of Will Smith films — “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Seven Pounds.”

Clark, who is producing through her Busted Shark banner, »

- Dave McNary

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First trailer and poster for The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle

18 July 2014 4:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After an incredibly brief teaser, Warner Bros. has dropped the first trailer and poster for Annabelle, the upcoming spin-off prequel to The Conjuring, which centres on the creepy porcelain doll featured in last year’s horror hit.

Taking on directing duties for Annabelle is Sinister and The Conjuring cinematographer John R. Leonetti, while James Wan returns to produce.

Featuring in the cast are Annabelle Wallis (Fleming), Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave), Brian Howe (The Pursuit of Happyness), Eric Ladlin (Boardwalk Empire) and Ward Horton (The Wolf of Wall Street).

Check out the trailer here…

Annabelle is set for release on October 3rd in the States and October 10th in the UK.

The post First trailer and poster for The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Sony's DeVon Franklin on Making the Jump to Producer and the Healing Power of Entertainment (Exclusive)

8 July 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Veteran studio executive DeVon Franklin is leaving his position as senior VP of production at Columbia Pictures and segueing to a producing deal on the Sony lot, telling TheWrap that he is “going back to what drew me to the industry.” A well-respected motivational speaker and Christian preacher, Franklin is also a published author who has been behind such inspirational faith-based hits as “Heaven Is for Real” and Sony's family comedy “Jumping the Broom.” He got his start as an intern at Will Smith‘s Overbrook Entertainment, with whom he collaborated on “The Karate Kid,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Seven Pounds »

- Jeff Sneider

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DeVon Franklin Nabs First-Look Producing Deal With Sony

8 July 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DeVon Franklin will segue from his post as senior vice president of production for Columbia Pictures into a first-look production deal with Sony.

Encompassing both film and television, Franklin and his namesake production company, Franklin Entertainment, will develop projects that appeal to both faith-based and urban markets.

“This is a plan tailor-made for DeVon’s specific skill set and interests,” Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures told Variety. “It’s clear that his ambition was to get closer to the product and maintain his speaking and writing career.”

An ordained preacher, the exec has spent nine years at Sony, overseeing projects such as “Heaven Is for Real,” “The Karate Kid” and “The Pursuit of Happyness.” In that role, he developed and produced commercial material focused on those two markets.

He’s already slated to join Joe Roth as a producer on “Heaven Changes Everything,” the sequel to “Heaven Is for Real, »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Cinema-on-demand launches in Oz

27 April 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

A successful Us scheme which enables moviegoers to select a title from a library and. screen it at a participating cinema is being introduced to Australia.

David Doepel.s Leap Frog Films is partnering with the Us cinema-on-demand platform Tugg to pitch the service to cinemas, producers and distributors in Oz and New Zealand.

Leap Frog piloted the scheme on March 24 by holding a crowd-sourced screening of its film Half of a Yellow Sun at the Piccadilly cinema in Adelaide.

Doepel said there was a sizable turn-out for the drama which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Thandie Newton (The Pursuit of Happyness) as an upper class couple whose marriage is put to the test when Nigeria breaks into a crippling civil war in 1967.

The first Us title from Tugg.s library to be screened in Australia will be Why We Ride, a Us documentary about the passionate devotees of motorcycle riding, »

- Don Groves

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Exclusive: Ben Stiller & Steve Conrad Talk ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’

17 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 

To celebrate the release of The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty on DVD and Blu-ray release on April 21st, we’ve a great insight into the film thanks to the star and director Ben Stiller and screenwriter Steve Conrad.

The film focuses around the life of Walter Mitty (Stiller), a modern day-dreamer, and an ordinary magazine photo editor who takes a regular mental vacation from his normal existence by disappearing into a world of fantasies electrified by dashing heroism, passionate romance and constant triumphs over danger.  But when Mitty and the co-worker he secretly adores (Kristen Wiig) stand in actual peril of losing their jobs, Walter must do the unimaginable:  take real action – sparking a global journey more extraordinary than anything he could have ever dreamed up.

Below, Steve Conrad and Ben Stiller talk about adapting the film from the classic short story, why now is the time for this »

- Dan Bullock

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Tribeca Film Festival Jury Features Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg And More

15 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival jury features 33 members, including Whoopi Goldberg, Lake Bell, as well as The Hunger Games director Gary Ross.

The 33 jury members will be split into seven groups, one for each competition category: World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Best New Narrative Director, Best New Documentary Director, Narrative Short Film, Documentary and the Student Visionary Award. Two other awards, the Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia and the Norah Ephron Prize, will also be awarded. Winners of the seven festival categories will receive $150,000 and prizes, and eight of the winners will also get to take home an original artwork. Winner of the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which recognizes a female writer or director, will receive $25,000.

Seven Juries Will Award Prizes At 2014 Tribeca Film Fest

Lake Bell, the How to Make It In America actress whose directorial debut, In A World, was a festival hit at Sundance »

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Jane Fonda And Bruce Greenwood Join Fathers And Daughters

12 April 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Today, we have two more names to add to the already impressive cast of Gabriele Muccino’s upcoming film, Fathers and Daughters. Deadline reports that Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood have joined the generation-spanning drama, which also stars Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhane Wallis, Haley Bennet and Octavia Spencer.

The film was written by newcomer Brad Desch and is described as “a love story between a troubled father and his daughter.” Crowe plays Jake Davis, a famous writer and widower who struggles with mental illness while trying to raise his 5 year-old daughter Katie. The story spans 25 years, from the 1980′s to the present day, and has Seyfried playing Katie as an adult, who eventually has demons of her own that were caused by her troubled upbringing.

Fonda will play Davis’ longtime friend and literary agent, while Greenwood will portray his brother-in-law, who wages a legal battle »

- James Garcia

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Casting Net: Gerard Butler to battle the elements in 'Geostorm'; Plus, Javier Bardem, more

11 April 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Gerard Butler is attached to star in the sci-fi adventure Geostorm. Longtime writer-producer Dean Devlin (Independence Day) is writing and directing the movie which posits a world where satellites can control the climate. When they begin to malfunction, Butler’s “charming satellite designer” has to work quickly to save the world from the imminent storm. [THR]

Javier Bardem will join Charlize Theron and Adèle Exarchopoulos in the Sean Penn-directed movie The Last Face. Theron and Bardem will play doctors doing humanitarian work in a conflict-ridden region of Africa. Exarchopoulos will play a journalist. [Deadline]

Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood have joined »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Toni Collette, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg named to Tribeca festival juries

8 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its jurors for this year’s event, which runs from April 16-27. The list includes Toni Collette, Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Catherine Hardwicke, Heather GrahamAnton Yelchin, Paul Wesley and 26 other leaders of the filmmaking community.

In addition to the Festival’s main competition juries in seven categories, Tribeca named Delia Ephron, Natasha Lyonne, and Gary Ross to select the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which awards $25,000 to a female writer or director.

Click below for the entire list of jurors, with biographical information courtesy of the Tribeca festival:

World Competition Categories

The jurors for »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Will Ferrell to Star in Match Maker Drama, About Tennis' 1973 Battle of the Sexes

4 April 2014 4:31 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Will Ferrell already starred in movies about basketball and soccer, and has now signed on to take the lead in a tennis drama, called "Match Makers," about tennis' legendary battle of the sexes match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Based on Don Van Natta Jr's Espn.com article, "The Match Maker: Bobby Riggs, the Mafia and the Battle of the Sexes," the story follows the high profile rivalry between the two tennis pros and their iconic 1973 tennis match. The match was watched by 50 million Americans, who tuned in to see whether a 29-year-old female King could beat the retired 55-year-old Riggs. The new movie will be written by Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Pursuit of Happyness). »

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