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James Cameron, who is currently in the process of making four sequels to “Avatar,” certainly knows a thing or two about squeezing a movie property until there’s nothing left to give. The man behind the groundbreaking “The Terminator” and the iconic “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” (which is headed to theaters next month in an unnecessary 3D re-release) has watched over the years as the series he started has run itself into the ground.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Numerous A-list movie directors have been out on a date with virtual reality, but no Hollywood filmmaker has stepped up to put a ring it. Not the way James Cameron did with modern digital 3-D thanks to his $2 billion-grossing 2009 fantasy blockbuster “Avatar.” It was a watershed filmmaking moment that enhanced his brand so significantly, we still associate him with the technology despite almost a decade of delays on four planned “Avatar” sequels. Where are the visionaries who will storm in and bring full, feature-length immersive stories? Where is Vr’s James Cameron? Also Read: Investors Bet More Than $800 Million on. »
- Matt Donnelly
Pounder currently portrays Dr. Loretta Wade on the CBS series “NCIS: New Orleans.” She’s also appeared in the TV shows “Sons of Anarchy,” “ER,” “The Shield,” and “Warehouse 13.” Aside from “Avatar,” her films include “Orphan,” “Postcards From the Edge,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Face/Off,” and “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”
The four “Avatar” sequels will hit theaters starting on Dec. 18, 2020, for “Avatar 2.” “Avatar 3” will open on Dec. 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for “Avatar 4,” set for Dec. 20, 2024. “Avatar 5” will then debut on Dec. 19, 2025.
Cameron announced at CinemaCon in 2016 that he would make four “Avatar” sequels, promising that the films would start hitting theaters in 2018. The creator of the original “Avatar” — the 2009 fantasy epic that remains the all-time worldwide box office champion with $2.8 billion — said at the time that his vision for the story had »
- Dave McNary
24 July 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
In the 2009 sci-fi fantasy, Pounder played the Omatikaya Clan's tsahik, or spiritual leader.
Oona Chaplin is one of the few newcomers joining the four follow-ups.
Avatar 2 will open wide on December 18, 2020, with subsequent movies coming out in December 2021, 2024 and 2025.
- Mia Galuppo
Cch Pounder is set to return to the world of Avatar, signing on to reprise her role in the four sequels. James Cameron, 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment are mounting. In 2009’s Avatar, Pounder played Omatikaya Clan spiritual leader Moat in the Na’vi world, which was attacked in the original movie. The plot of the four sequels coming in 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025 are being kept under wraps but all the films will be set on the Na’vi’s planet of Pandora. Last… »
How much you enjoy Manhunt: Unabomber will depend almost entirely on one thing: how gripping you find watching someone else solve a puzzle.
In the first three hours of Discovery’s new anthology series (premiering Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 9/8c), there are some gruesome reenactments of Ted Kaczynski’s crimes, insurance that we never lose sight of what’s at stake. And the drama manages to wring suspense out of a bunch of G-men standing around a phone and listening, fearful of an explosion, as planes are cleared for takeoff. But mostly, it’s a whole lot of rookie profiler “Fitz »
Over the past twenty years, Christopher Nolan has amassed a body of work so impressive that a new film by him is now an event in the cinematic calendar. But it’s not just the great performances or the jaw-dropping set pieces in his films that have won him such acclaim and respect in the industry – it’s his philosophy when it comes to making and marketing movies. In this article, I will suggest some of the reasons why I believe Christopher Nolan is a cut above most other blockbuster directors…
- Amie Cranswick
Starring Sam Worthington, the action-packed thriller The Hunter’S Prayer arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital HD August 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.
Based on the novel by Kevin Wignall, the action-packed thriller The Hunter’s Prayer arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital HD August 8 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Sam Worthington stars as a deadly assassin assigned to kill a young woman named Ella. When his conscience gets the best of him, he defies orders and instead protects Ella. Together they must escape the formidable enemies who are determined to kill them both at all costs. From Jonathan Mostow, the director of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machinesand Breakdown, and written for the screen by John Brancato & Michael Ferris (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation), The Hunter’s Prayer home entertainment release »
- Tom Stockman
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.
Filmmaker Luc Besson grew up at sea, soaking up beautiful scenery, the child of scuba diving instructors. He eventually found his way to the comic series “Valerian and Laureline,” and a childhood dream was born.
For years he wanted to turn the eye-popping French tales into a feature film, but until he saw what James Cameron accomplished on “Avatar,” he felt it was impossible. Finally, that dream is a reality as “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” hits theaters this weekend. And it’s noteworthy that it’s a project with such deep roots in his childhood, because in many ways, his childhood influenced what you see up on the screen in the film.
Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.
- Kristopher Tapley
18 July 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets director Luc Besson, who on Monday walked the black carpet at The Chinese Theater, gave credit to James Cameron's Avatar as a main source of his inspiration.
After seeing Valerian for the first time, Besson described to The Hollywood Reporter his initial reaction at the final product: “I was surprised. I didn’t expect that we could be at this high level of definition and creativity.”
He added that Valerian was a project he »
- Fatema Etemadi
In today's Horror Highlights, we have a Q&A with The Gracefield Incident at Mathieu Ratthe, new stills from Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories, and details on Famous Monsters of Filmland's presence at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Mathieu. How and when did you first come up with the idea for The Gracefield Incident?
Mathieu Ratthe: First of all, thank you, Derek, for your interest in our film. I wanted to create a suspenseful story that scared the crap out of the audience, but also made them emotionally involved, which is really tough to do in this kind of movie, but I think we achieved it pretty well in our film.
The conceptual idea (or I liked to call it the “technique”) came after I realized how many days I was given to shoot our film with the budget that I had. »
- Derek Anderson
With James Cameron gearing up to go into production on his Avatar sequels, returning star Sigourney Weaver has been chatting to Entertainment Weekly about the hugely-ambitous project, which expanded during development from the initially planned two movies to four.
“There’s a very good reason why it turned out to be four sequels,” said Weaver. “Having read all four of them, I think they’re absolutely extraordinary and worth the wait. These films are very much about the peril of this beautiful planet, and [James Cameron] is continuing the same themes of greed and callousness of the corporations and plight of the indigenous people. At this point after a long and very satisfying career – I can’t believe it’s been forty years, but anyway – I’m very excited to be able to work on these four stories. I can really, really appreciate it.”
“It’s the most ambitious project by far »
- Gary Collinson
As the 20th anniversary of the 1997 film approaches, Winslet looked back on her time on the set and opened up about a valuable lesson learned about thinking ahead in her interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“I have to be honest. I think doing Titanic really taught me a lot about thinking ahead. When you read the script, Jack and Rose run through the flooded dining room. You have to know that’s gonna be five days of shooting, because »
- Yvonne Juris
Before Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes comes to life on the small screen on At&T's Audience Network this August, it will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con, including at Wired Café's Fan Brunch, and to celebrate, we've been provided with a pair of tickets to the brunch to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.
Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive:
(2) tickets to the Fan Brunch on Friday, July 21st from 10:00am–11:30am at the Wired Café at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California. The brunch will include food, an open bar, and a special screening of exclusive content.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Mr. Mercedes Fan Brunch Contest". Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on Wednesday, July 19th. This contest »
- Derek Anderson
Experience the exhilarating adventures of the legendary heroes in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Conan the Barbarian and The Legend of Hercules arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 19 from Lionsgate. In Conan the Barbarian, Jason Momoa portrays the vengeful warrior on a quest to find and kill the evil warlord who murdered his father when he was a boy. Directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and written by Tehomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood, the film also stars Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols, and Ron Perlman. From director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) and written by Sean Hood and Daniel Giat, The Legend of Hercules, a Summit Entertainment release, tells the origin story of the mythical Greek hero, played by Kellan Lutz.
Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, »
- ComicMix Staff
James Cameron is unquestionably the god of the box office. The man made two of the highest grossing films of all time with Avatar and the Titanic, and he’s made an undeniable impact on the industry. Despite all these accomplishments, he’s faced a whole lot of skepticism from filmgoers regarding the upcoming Avatar sequels.
Fairly soon after Avatar hit theaters, Cameron made his intentions known to do sequels, but many believed it to be two more to make a trilogy. That was a lot, but it was understandable. And then it was revealed there would be three sequels, and finally four. That would make for five Avatar films. Even for the highest grossing movie of all time, was it truly necessary to make four sequels back-to-back-to-back-to-back?
Related: Avatar 2 To Shoot This Fall?
While we remain unsure, Cameron has the backing of one heavy-hitting actor: Sigourney Weaver. Speaking with EW, »
- Joseph Medina
Never bet against James Cameron. This much we know to be true. Whether it’s a Terminator sequel or a massively expensive epic called Titanic, Cameron consistently blows past naysayers to craft wildly popular films, and of course he’s the director behind the two highest grossing movies ever made. But it’s hard not to be skeptical about Cameron’s plan for making an additional four Avatar sequels. Not only are we nearly 10 years out from Cameron’s technologically groundbreaking original, but there aren’t exactly legions of Avatar fans the way that, say, Star Wars or Indiana … »
- Adam Chitwood
No subjective “best” list here, this one is based on stats. As the 21st century turns 16, we’ve got the 25 biggest-grossing domestic blockbusters to date.
Check the stunning list below, which is unlike any previous period in movie business history. (We’re using adjusted totals to account for changing ticket prices. Box Office Mojo’s top 200 all-time adjusted list is here.) Here’s what we learned by doing the numbers:
The 21st Century Has Delivered Many of the Biggest Hits in History
25 of the 100 all-time biggest-grossing films have come from the first 16 years of this century. 1984 to 2000, the era that perfected the modern blockbuster and mass release of movies, brought 17. So the 21st century has been an era of major hits.
But oddly, the first current-century films on the all-time-grossers list places #11: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” And “Avatar” is #14. (This is where adjusting becomes essential — unadjusted, the ten »
- Tom Brueggemann
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham And Charlize Theron Face Off In The Most Explosive Chapter Yet Of The Action Franchise That Leaves All Others In Its Dust – The Fate Of The Furious – Available On Digital HD On June 27, 2017 And 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD And On Demand On July 11, 2017 With Digital Extended Director’S Cut From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Now lucky St. Louis-area movie geeks can own The Fate Of The Furious Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away (but only to St. Louis-area entrants – all others can go to an earlier contest Here). All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie starring Vin Diesel? (mine is Find Me Guilty !). It’s so easy!
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- Tom Stockman
Drone pilot and family man Neil (Sean Bean; TV’s Game Of Thrones, The Martian) has spent his career conducting deadly, covert missions overseas from the comfort of his suburban hometown. When an enigmatic, Pakistani businessman (Patrick Sabongui; TV’s Homeland, Arrow) manages to track Neil down at his home seeking revenge, Neil must confront the consequences of his actions.
Also starring Mary McCormack (TV’s The West Wing, The Newsroom) and Joel David Moore (Avatar, The Guest), Drone is a supremely timely and electrifyingly taut thriller that examines the consequences of making decisions from afar. Featuring Sean Bean at his stoic best, make sure Drone doesn’t fly under your radar this summer.
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Engineered in Germany to be fast, agile and tough, »
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