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‘Berliner’ Spec Script Acquired by Universal

28 July 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has nabbed the spec script “Berliner.”

The spy thriller was written by F. Scott Frazier, who penned the upcoming “Autobahn,” about an American backpacker on the run from drug smugglers.

The film will be produced by “Fast & Furious” scribe Chris Morgan, who will oversee the film through his Chris Morgan Productions banner. Morgan and Frazier are currently working on a number of films with the studio, including “Day One” and “Heatseekers,” the latter directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”).

Chris Cowles (“The Numbers Station”) and Dmg Entertainment (“Iron Man 3″) will also produce “Berliner” with executive producer Chris Fenton (“The Vatican Tapes”).

In addition to the “Fast” films, Morgan is working with screenwriter Alex Kurtzman on a new franchise that will draw on monster characters from Universal’s film library. The studio is associated with the Frakenstein, Wolfman and other horror franchises.

Ainsley Davies will oversee development of “Berliner” for Chris Morgan Productions, »

- Brent Lang

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​Box Office: How Scarlett Johansson Beat Dwayne Johnson at the Action Movie Game

28 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In a normal summer, a debut like the estimated $29.0 million opening for Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" would be reason for its creators and distributor to rejoice. After all, the movie did better than pundits had predicted (in the low 20s), and it enjoyed a healthy per-screen average ($8,067 per venue). As an action star with a track record, Johnson would be said to have delivered on his promise, and there would be backslapping and cigars all around for a $100-million PG-13 movie that would surely earn back its investment from both domestic and overseas audiences (who bought an estimated $28.0 million worth of tickets) .

And yet, that opening was good enough only for second place. Coming out more than 50 percent ahead to debut in the No. 1 slot was "Lucy," a French-made R-rated action movie starring petite Scarlett Johansson, shot for a modest (by action standards) $40 million. Playing on 422 fewer screens than "Hercules, »

- Gary Susman

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How ‘The Avengers’ & ‘Lucy’ Turned Scarlett Johansson Into an Action Superstar

27 July 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Donning a dodgy Russian accent and a skin-tight, leather suit as “The Avengers’” Black Widow is reaping dividends for Scarlett Johansson.

The actress may have benefited more from her work on the Marvel movies than any other member of the superhero ensemble save for Robert Downey Jr., whose work as Iron Man transformed him into perhaps the biggest box office star on the planet. Evidence of Johansson’s raised profile was on display this weekend, as the actress powered “Lucy” to a $44 million debut, the third biggest female-driven action opening of all time.

First and second place belong to “Wanted” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” both star Angelina Jolie, who may have a worthy successor in the come-hither glances and gunplay department in Johansson.

“‘Avengers’ turned her into an action star and that’s part of the reason ‘Lucy’ had so much success,” said Jeff Bock, a box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations. »

- Brent Lang

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Kingsman Secret Service New Images

26 July 2014 12:38 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The Comic-Con content is coming at us like a pissed off raccoon hanging onto a walking tree. The latest bits to arrive are some new images from Kingsman Secret Service, including some behind the scenes coverage with Matthew Vaughn, Samuel L Jackson, Colin Firth and Sofia Boutella. The movie arrives in October around the world (Oct 17th Ireland & UK / Oct 24th USA) and follows the journey of Eggsy, a young man who’s reluctantly signed up for a spot of employment with a super-secret spy agency. It’s based on Mark Millar’s comic book, Secret Service and while it sounds like a loose rehash of Wanted (also from Millar), with the likes of Vaughn directing, we could be in for a treat! Released Oct 17th Ireland & UK / Oct 24th USA »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Fantasia Trailer: Found-footage horror film ‘Cybernatural’

24 July 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Directed by Levan Gabriadze and produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) comes Cybernatural, a found footage horror film getting an encore screening at Fantasia Film Fest July 29 at 9:45 at the De Seve Theater. The film is about a high school student driven to suicide after abusive cyber bullying. Now her spirit seems to be exacting revenge on her taunters and someone who posted a video of her suicide online. The film looks inherently tied to its social media roots, with entire sequences shot through Skype web cams and four-way FaceTime conversations. Watch the trailer below:

The post Fantasia Trailer: Found-footage horror film ‘Cybernatural’ appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Brian Welk

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Trailer for Cybernatural Horror Film, From Timur Bekmambetov

22 July 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Cybernatural" horror film, which is produced by Timur Bekmambetov (director of "Wanted") and is told entirely from a girl's computer desktop. Check out the trailer below. Plot: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead. The new movie is directed by Levan Gabriadze. A release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »

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Chris Pratt's Hollywood transformation in pictures over the years

22 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chris Pratt looked as though he had undergone a complete Hollywood transformation as he attended the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy in Hollywood last night (July 21).

The 35-year-old star, sporting a new spiky hairdo, was looking bronzed and groomed on the red carpet for the Marvel movie, in which he plays the lead role of Star-Lord.

We take a look at the ever-changing Chris Pratt over the years below:

A fresh-faced, curly-haired Chris Pratt attends AMC & Movieline's Hollywood Life Magazine's Young Hollywood Awards in La back in 2002.

A bespectacled Chris Pratt arrives at the 2003 Teen People American Music Awards after-party (honouring Sean Paul!) in Los Angeles.

Chris Pratt looks slightly startled as he attends the screening of Strangers With Candy - a prequel to the acclaimed TV series - at the 2006 CineVegas.

A smiley Pratt arrives at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival opening night of Angelina Jolie's action thriller Wanted. »

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Timur Bekmambetov Presents Something Cybernatural, Watch the Trailer

21 July 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Timur Bekmambetov of Nightwatch, Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced a new horror film called Cybernatural that played to Fantasia Film Festival audiences last night. We have a look at the film via a trailer for you here. While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something from beyong this world, something that wants them dead.

The post Timur Bekmambetov Presents Something Cybernatural, Watch the Trailer appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Alex Kurtzman & Chris Morgan to develop Universal's movie monsters universe

17 July 2014 2:47 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last year we learned Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci want to create a shared cinematic universe for Universal Pictures' classic movie monsters, however there hasn't been any news on the project since the screenwriters ended their working relationship back in April. But now Deadline is reporting Kurtzman is sticking with Universal's monster mash, and joining him will be The Fast And The Furious 1-7 and Wanted screenwriter Chris Morgan. The site says the duo have »

- Jesse Giroux

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Universal Plans Monsters Shared Universe

16 July 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

If comic book heroes can have shared universes, why can't classic monsters? Universal Pictures has announced major plans to revitalize its heritage by developing a "substantial new production endeavor that will expand and unify a network of classic characters and stories".

In layman's terms, it means its library of monster movie properties - Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy - are about to get a shared onscreen universe deal akin to the Marvel Studios films.

"Star Trek," "Transformers" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" co-scribe Alex Kurtzman along with "Wanted" and regular "Fast and the Furious" series scribe Chris Morgan are the architects behind the interconnected slate, though it's unclear if either will write any of the projects planned.

Morgan and Kurtzman will work closely the studio's various arms to support the revival. They will also reevaluate projects »

- Garth Franklin

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Universal Preparing to Turn Their Classic Monsters into a Marvel-esque 'Cinematic Universe'

16 July 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The first rumblings that Universal would be seeking out Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman to develop a remake of The Mummy began in September 2012 with Len Wiseman (Underworld) in talks to direct a script from Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). Now Orci and Kurtzman have split and Kurtzman remains on the project, Wiseman is no longer attached and Chris Morgan (Fast Five screenwriter) now involved, though to what capacity is unclear, though it does seem as if Spaihts' script is out the window. Even more than all of that, the goal is to not only reboot The Mummy, but to create a "cinematic universe" surrounding Universal's classic monsters, which also includes Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and The Invisible Man. You know, the new Marvel formula of creating a universe so as to ensure one hit leads to several. It »

- Brad Brevet

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Stalingrad Helmer Fedor Bondarchuk Snags Warner Bros.’ Greek Epic Odysseus

2 July 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first big-budget Russian blockbuster, WWII epic Stalingrad, was an absolutely stunning visual experience, and when it became the highest-grossing film in Russian cinematic history, it seemed pretty clear that we hadn’t heard the last of its director, Fedor Bondarchuk. Now, it appears that Warner Bros. has recruited the helmer to direct its big-budget Greek epic Odysseus, which aims to turn the classic tale transcribed in Homer’s The Odyssey into an action-packed spectacle.

Bondarchuk, the son of Oscar-winning helmer Sergei Bondarchuk (who received the Best Foreign Film Oscar for his movie War and Peace back in 1968), made Stalingrad for around $30 million, and the flick went on to gross $66 million, setting records in Russia. It was also the first Russian movie to be shot in IMAX 3D. Despite Stalingrad featuring a huge amount of battle sequences, Bondarchuk kept the budget low by staging everything without the use of green screen or extensive special effects, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’, with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, releases its first trailer

30 June 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Two of the rising stars over the past few years have been Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Chastain has garnered critical acclaim for her work on The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, and Zero Dark Thirty, and McAvoy has similarly gained a number of fans for films such as The Last King of Scotland, Wanted, The Last Station, and Trance. Many were thus excited to learn that an upcoming proejct would see the two performers work together. Titled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, the film is written and directed by Ned Benson, and McAvoy and Chastain star alongside Bill Hader, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Archie Panjabi, and Isabelle Huppert. A trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.

The post ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’, with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, releases its first trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Second Wave of Fantasia International Film Festival Films Announced, Including Abel Ferrara’s Welcome To New York!

26 June 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The Montreal-based Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to run again this year from July 17th-August 5th, and having already boasted a very impressive first wave of films (including a special presentation of James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy), the second wave of films has now been announced, making the festival sounds like an even more impressive place to be next month. We’ve combined the two announcements into one, just to give you fright fiends a glimpse at the awesome list of titles coming to festival goers next month.

First Wave:

Opening Film: Jacky In The Kingdom Of Women (Jacky Au Royaume Des Filles)

Fantasia 2014 will launch with the Canadian premiere of Jacky In The Kingdom Of Women (Jacky au royaume des filles), a sharp political satire from comic book genius Riad Sattouf (Les Beaux Gosses) that took the Rotterdam Film Festival by storm.

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- Jerry Smith

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Fantasia 2014 Announces First Wave of Programming

19 June 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival will be taking place once again in Montreal and the first wave of programming has been announced, revealing an eclectic mix of genre films from around the world:

“Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.

Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic

On May 7 of last year, Ray Harryhausen, filmmaker and stop-motion special effects pioneer, passed away at the age of 92. Mr. Harryhausen created some of the most beloved and innovative fantastic film imagery of all time in such classics as The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad »

- Jonathan James

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Fantasia 2014: New Artwork; First Wave Titles Include Among the Living, Monsterz, Predestination, Cybernatural, The Harvest, Suburban Gothic, Killers, and More!

19 June 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The grandaddy of all film fests, Fantasia 2014, is set to kick off on July 17th, and we have this year's artwork to share along with the first wave of event and film announcements.

From the Press Release:

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.

For this year’s edition and onwards, Fantasia will be returning to the freshly renovated Concordia Hall Cinema as its main base, which now features an even larger screen, new seating, and upgraded projection and sound.

Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic

On May 7 of last year, »

- Debi Moore

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Fantasia Film Festival Announces An Astonishing First Wave of 2014 Programming

19 June 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is that time of the year again in which we start preparing for our favourite film festival in the world. For the unfamiliar, Sound On Sight has delivered some of the best coverage of the Fantasia Film Festival since we first launched back in 2008. In the past we’ve published up to 55 reviews, dozens of features and recorded six podcasts dedicated entirely to the three and a half week long event. So be sure to come visit us again and again throughout the months of July and August, as we will surely be all over the 2014 edition. The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is taking Montreal by storm, starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. They’ve just released their new poster and along with the first wave of films, and as expected, Fantasia’s programmers aren’t disappointing. Here’s the press release. Enjoy!

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Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia »

- Ricky

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Paramount Confirm Plans for Transformers 5 in 2016; The Bourne Legacy Sequel Delayed

19 June 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Paramount Pictures have announced a tentative schedule for their 2016 releases, while Universal has confirmed that the sequel to The Bourne Legacy has been pushed back from August 14th, 2015 to July 15th, 2016. Jeremy Renner is still set to return as Aaron Cross, while Justin Lin is attached to direct.

We already know that there are a huge number of blockbusters coming out over the next couple of years, including various Marvel and DC comic book movies (Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman V Superman for example), Star Wars Episode VII, and a spin-off directed by Gareth Edwards.

Talking at CineEurope in Barcelona yesterday, Paramount Pictures International Svp, Emea Edward Ryan walked attendees through the studio’s rollout plans for 2015 and beyond. Though some don’t have release dates as of yet, the movies below are all expected to hit the big screen over the next two years.

2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge »

- Josh Wilding

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Paramount Confirm Plans for Transformers 5 in 2016; The Bourne Legacy Sequel Delayed

19 June 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Paramount Pictures have announced a tentative schedule for their 2016 releases, while Universal has confirmed that the sequel to The Bourne Legacy has been pushed back from August 14th, 2015 to July 15th, 2016. Jeremy Renner is still set to return as Aaron Cross, while Justin Lin is attached to direct.

We already know that there are a huge number of blockbusters coming out over the next couple of years, including various Marvel and DC comic book movies (Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman V Superman for example), Star Wars Episode VII, and a spin-off directed by Gareth Edwards.

Talking at CineEurope in Barcelona yesterday, Paramount Pictures International Svp, Emea Edward Ryan walked attendees through the studio’s rollout plans for 2015 and beyond. Though some don’t have release dates as of yet, the movies below are all expected to hit the big screen over the next two years.

2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge »

- Josh Wilding

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Mark Rylance Joins Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller

11 June 2014 4:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As he collected his third Tony Award recently, for his performance in Twelfth Night, British actor Mark Rylance could not have anticipated the level of excitement that would fall upon him following the announcement of his casting in Steven Spielberg’s as-yet-untitled Cold War thriller. The DreamWorks project will mark his first real foray into big studio productions, despite huge success in the world of theatre.

With a script most recently re-worked by the legendary Coen Brothers, based on a pitch by Matt Charman (Suite Francaise), the story centres upon a successful American lawyer named James Donovan. He is drafted in by the CIA to negotiate the release of a U2 spy plane pilot, who was shot down over Russia, and is being held by the government. Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is attached to star as Donovan, though it is currently unknown which role Rylance will be taking.

The »

- Sarah Myles

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