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Jeremy Strong, Chris Chalk, Austin Hébert, Ephraim Sykes, Laz Alonso, Nathan Davis Jr., Malcolm David Kelley, Peyton Alex Smith, and Leon Thomas III have rounded out the cast in Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled film centered on the 1967 Detroit Riots.
They join previously-announced stars John Boyega, John Krasinski, Jason Mitchell, Anthony Mackie, Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole, Jack Reynor, Jacob Latimore, Joseph David-Jones, Algee Smith, Kaitlyn Dever, and Hannah Murray. Bigelow is directing the crime drama from an original screenplay by Mark Boal. She’s also producing with Boal, Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, and Colin Wilson, with Greg Shapiro executive producing.
The pic, Bigelow’s 10th as a director, is currently in production. The film is being financed and produced by Annapurna Pictures.
The drama is set against the backdrop of Detroit’s devastating riots that took place over five haunting summer days in 1967. The film explores systemic racism in urban Detroit. »
- Justin Kroll
by Seth Metoyer,
The critically acclaimed box office hit Don't Breathe debuts on Digital November 8 and on Blu-ray & DVD November 29.
Bonus materials include eight deleted scenes with Director’s commentary and more.
Check out the official details below.
From The Press Release
From director Fede Alvarez and the twisted minds behind Evil Dead comes the terrifying, critically acclaimed film, Don’T Breathe, debuting on digital November 8 and Blu-ray™ and DVD November 29 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “the best American horror film in twenty years” (Jim Hemphill, Filmmaker Magazine) and Certified Fresh (87%) on Rotten Tomatoes, the film debuted at #1 at the box office and remained in the top spot for two weekends in a row. Starring Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Dylan Minnette (Goosebumps), Daniel Zovatto (It Follows) and Stephen Lang (Avatar), the film follows a group of thieves who break into a blind man’s home thinking »
In case you missed it in theaters or want to experience its intensity within the wall-shaking confines of your surround sound system at home, Fede Alvarez's Don't Breathe will be released on Digital and Blu-ray / DVD this November, complete with deleted scenes, an audio commentary, and more.
Press Release (via Why So Blu?): From director Fede Alvarez and the twisted minds behind Evil Dead comes the terrifying, critically acclaimed film, Don’t Breathe, debuting on digital November 8 and Blu-ray and DVD November 29 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “the best American horror film in twenty years” (Jim Hemphill, Filmmaker Magazine) and Certified Fresh (87%) on Rotten Tomatoes, the film debuted at #1 at the box office and remained in the top spot for two weekends in a row. Starring Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Dylan Minnette (Goosebumps), Daniel Zovatto (It Follows) and Stephen Lang (Avatar), the film follows a group »
- Derek Anderson
Simon Brew Oct 19, 2016
Fantastic Beasts is now five films. There's a further Planet Of The Apes movie planned. Whatever happened to the traditional movie trilogy?
Amongst the flood of movie news that arrived in our inbox last week, two stories in particular caught my eye.
The first was that War For The Planet Of The Apes, the eagerly-awaited continuation – and assumed conclusion – of the story thus far told in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – would be the conclusion of that particular story. That the new trilogy of films would be complete upon its release.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hasn't even released worldwide and yet Warner Bros. has decided that they've seen enough to order not one, not two, but five more movies! Come inside for more info!
It's well publicized that, author, J.K. Rowling's life was transformed forever when she published the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorceror's) Stone. It became an instant hit that translated into 7 books, 8 movies, spin-off books, and even a critically-acclaimed play. For Warner Bros., it was their cash cow, for quite sometime.
However, when the series ended they decided it was time to reach back into the well and create an original story out of a book that didn't have much source material, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. That dream of another cash cow is now coming to fruition as J.K. Rowling has confirmed that WB has greenlit an astounding Five Fbwft movies, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
Principal photography is underway in New Zealand on the science fiction action thriller Meg, being directed by Jon Turteltaub (the National Treasure movies, Last Vegas). The film stars Jason Statham (Spy, Furious 7, The Expendables films). Award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Forbidden Kingdom, The Message) has been set to star opposite Statham. In addition to New Zealand, filming on Meg is also being accomplished on location in China.
A deep-sea submersible-part of an international undersea observation program-has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific...with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew-and the ocean itself-from this unstoppable »
The modern-day world meets a prehistoric threat from below in the massive shark thriller Meg (based on Steve Alten’s novel of the same name), which recently began filming in New Zealand with a cast that includes Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, and Cliff Curtis.
Press Release: (October 12, 2016 – Burbank, CA) – Principal photography is underway in New Zealand on the science fiction action thriller “Meg,” being directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”). The film stars Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films). Award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) has been set to star opposite Statham.
A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, »
- Derek Anderson
Presenting companies Warner Bros. Pictures and China’s Gravity Pictures said that the film will release during the 2018 Chinese New Year period in China. The week-long annual holidays kick off on Friday Feb. 16 in 2018, some two weeks ahead of the film’s previously announced March 2, 2018 outing in the rest of the world.
It is being produced by di Bonaventura Pictures, Apelles Entertainment, Maeday Productions, Inc., and Flagship Entertainment, in association with Beijing Digital Impression (Bdi) Film. Flagship is the Hong Kong domiciled, Beijing-based production joint venture between Warner, China Media Capital and Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts (Tvb.) Gravity »
- Patrick Frater
Films That Topped $1 Billion (Photos) The coveted billion-dollar club continues to grow with films like “Jurassic World,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and more surpassing $1 billion at the box office. In the so-called club are older films, too, like “Avatar” and “Titanic” — both directed by James Cameron — along with 1993’s “Jurassic Park,” 2011’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” and 2003’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” Other films to join the ranks of features that have topped $1 billion globally are Marvel movies, distributed by Disney: “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of »
- Meriah Doty
In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling, Arbitrage, The East) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington, Avatar & Kyle Soller, BBC’s “Poldark”) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2) and their female slave Mad (newcomer Muna Otaru.) When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home––and themselves––as the »
- Gary Collinson
Sean Wilson Oct 11, 2016
When composer James Horner died in a plane crash in June 2015, cinema lost one of its most profoundly emotional voices, and the final chapter on Horner's astonishing career has now closed with his last work: Antoine Fuqua's Western remake The Magnificent Seven. Horner actually wrote the score based on the script before the film even started production, such was his passion for it, and it's been posthumously completed by his longtime collaborator Simon Franglen.
To mark the occasion, here are the 25 most seminal scores from a lamented, legendary figure of film music.
1. Legends Of The Fall (1994)
Despite his reputation as a composer of melodrama, throughout much of the eighties and early nineties Horner had largely been pegged as a bold composer of action, »
Robert Rodriguez is directing and Cameron will produce with Jon Landau through his Lightstorm Entertainment banner. Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis will write 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. After being rescued from a scrap heap by a doctor, she becomes a bounty hunter tracking down criminals.
Cameron and Landau are also currently in pre-production on four “Avatar” sequels. Fox has already set a July 20, 2018, release date for “Alita: Battle Angel,” which is expected to carry a budget between $175 million and $200 million.
- Dave McNary
Thanks to Mahershala Ali’s sumptuously layered performance in Luke Cage, Cornell “Cottonmouth” has emerged as the rich, Corinthian leather of Marvel bad guys. Ali’s scene-stealing work in the Netflix series makes it unsurprising that casting directors are looking to tap Ali as a villain in their own projects. Case in point: The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the actor is in talks to join the cast of Alita: Battle Angel as Vector, the villainous racketeer and fixer of Motorball games.
Based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga series, Alita: Battle Angel is a long-simmering passion project of James Cameron, Hollywood’s patron saint of long-simmering passion projects. Having decided to dedicate the remaining years of his life directing an indeterminate number of Avatar sequels, the project was given to Robert Rodriguez. Since then, a number of actors have jumped on board, including Jackie Earle Haley, Deadpool’s Ed Skrein »
- B.G. Henne
The Wrap reports that Marvel's Luke Cage actor Mahershala Ali is in negotiations to join the cast of director Robert Rodriguez' Alita: Battle Angel. Ali joins an impressive cast which includes actors Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jackie Earl Haley, Ed Skrein and Keann Johnson.
James Cameron is on board as producer through his Lightstorm Entertainment banner alongside his producing partner, John Landau. Cameron had a desire to direct Alita: Battle Angel, but chose Rodriguez as his replacement so he can focus on the three upcoming Avatar sequels.
Alita: Battle Angel is based on a Japanese manga series which centers on a female cyborg, who is discovered in a scrapyard by a scientist who decides to rebuild her after she was left to die. With no memory of who she is or where she came from, Alita decides to become a bounty hunter in order to hunt down the criminals »
- Kellvin Chavez
For the early part of 2014, most fans saw Guardians of the Galaxy as a giant gamble for Marvel. It was a sprawling space epic with little known characters and a director mostly beloved for his cool, hip cult movies such as The Specials, Slither and Super. But Marvel and Disney knew they had a hit earlier on, announcing a sequel at last year's Comic-Con before the movie even opened, confirming a May 5, 2017 release date. Thing is, they had no idea just how big of a blockbuster hit Guardians of the Galaxy would prove to be, or how prophetic that news was. Guardians of the Galaxy turned Chris Pratt into one of the biggest stars in the galaxy. And it excelled at giving us a group of characters who all 'stole' the show. Now, more than possibly any other Marvel movie planned to hit over the next five years, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 »
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Mahershala Ali is currently in talks to join the cast of 20th Century Fox's highly ambitious action sci-fi film Alita: Battle Angel. He'll portray Vector, one of the film's villains who runs and fixes matches in a gladiator-style combat game called Motorball. He joins a cast led by Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Death Cure) as the title character, Christoph Waltz (Spectre), Jackie Earl Haley (Preacher), and Ed Skrein (Deadpool). Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) is helming the feature, which is an adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's popular manga series Battle Angel Alita, with 3x Academy Award-winner James Cameron (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and Academy Award-winner Jon Landau (Avatar) on-board as producers. Ali is coming off a show-stealing turn as the villainous Cottonmouth in the Marvel/Netflix series Luke Cage and can be seen next this fall in two very different dramas: Moonlight and Hidden Figures. »
Marvel Studios has made quite the habit of nabbing top-notch talent for their movies, and it looks like they may have their sights set on yet another big name. The studio has a lot of movies coming out over the next handful of years, so they will have a lot of new roles to fill. While it is far from a sure thing, we have a clue that leads us to believe Sigourney Weaver may be filling one of those upcoming roles.
Recently, Wired did a fairly in-depth interview with the Aliens actress which covered everything from Donal Trump to the state of women in Hollywood. At one point, the subject of women in superhero movies came up and Sigourney Weaver revealed that she has been watching some Marvel movies. Here is what she had to say about it.
"To me, a good movie you cannot generalize. I have been watching, »
Since their collaboration on the really rather disappointing Chappie last year, Sigourney Weaver and director Neill Blomkamp have become attached to a new entry in the Alien canon that’s currently going by the unofficial name of Alien 5. Picking up the story strands from James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi masterclass, and promising a fitting conclusion to the arc of one Ellen Ripley, 20th Century Fox has quietly placed Blomkamp’s embryonic sequel on the back-burner to double down on the release of Alien: Covenant, the next entry in the franchise that will continue to flesh out Ridley Scott’s prequel trilogy off the back of Prometheus.
Now that Scott’s vision has took precedence, questions marks have been raised as to whether Weaver and Blomkamp will ever reconvene to fire up production on Alien 5 – or, more accurately, if they will ever find space on Fox’s stacked slate. In short, production »
- Michael Briers
After enduring Ryan Reynolds’ goofy insults as the villainous Ajax/Francis in Deadpool, Ed Skrein is moving on to another bad guy role in a comic book adaptation—well, technically it’s a manga adaptation, but it’s the same sort of thing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Skrein has signed on to play the evil cyborg Zapan in Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, which is based on the Battle Angel Alita manga series. He’ll be appearing alongside Jackie Earle Haley and Christoph Waltz, with Maze Runner’s Rose Salazar playing Alita, a female cyborg with no memory of her past who becomes a bounty hunter.
For years, James Cameron tried to get a Battle Angel Alita movie off the ground, but since he’s busy with all of those Avatar sequels these days, he’s been relegated to a lowly producer position. Rodriguez’s Alita movie ...
- Sam Barsanti
Skrein will join Jackie Earle Haley, Christoph Waltz and Rosa Salazar in the movie with Salazar portraying a 26th century cyborg who’s rescued from a scrapyard and reassembled. Her character, Alita, who only remembers her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior who tracks down vicious criminals.
Should Skrein’s deal go through, he’s expected to portray a villain. Haley will play a monstrous cyborg and Waltz will portray Doctor Dyson Ido, the cybersurgeon who finds the cyborg and becomes her mentor.
“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” star Salazar joined the project in March. Cameron and Jon Landau, who will produce for Fox under their Lightstorm Entertainment banner, are also currently in pre-production on four “Avatar” sequels.
Fox has »
- Dave McNary
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