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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Will Overpower ‘Power Rangers’ and Other Openers

23 March 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

How big will Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” be?

Continuing to forge ahead after its record-breaking opening gross last weekend, the live-action remake should outgross three new releases by about 150 percent. It’s unfair to judge any of the new titles against juggernaut “Beauty,” which has already amassed $206 million (unprecedented for pre-May) in its first five days domestic, $428 million worldwide. This weekend “Beauty and the Beast” looks to fall somewhere in the $80-100 million range and should hit a staggering $300 million in its first ten days.

This makes it hard for any newcomers to make much impact.

Read More: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Is a Technological Marvel, But for Its Actors, the Challenge Was Daunting

Lionsgate’s $100 million reboot of “Power Rangers” will easily outpace Sony’s latest outer space adventure “Life” as well as Warner Bros.’ remake of 1970s California Highway Patrol TV hit “Chips.”

After three straight »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Ryan Gosling Explains Why He Got the Giggles During Oscars Flub and How it Feels to Be a Living Meme

22 March 2017 3:17 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sometimes all you can do is laugh.

But when Ryan Gosling got the giggles onstage during this year’s Oscars fiasco, he wasn’t just covering up his disappointment that the Best Picture award went to Moonlight instead of La La Land.

“What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt,” the 36-year-old actor told Adobe Cmo Ann Lewnes at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas on Wednesday. 

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- Mike Miller

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Baby Driver Review [SXSW 2017]

12 March 2017 6:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

To achieve success (no matter your profession), one must stand out from the crowd. No filmmaker understands this better than Edgar Wright. His movies take on this life of their own, defined by calculated ingenuity. A booze soaked sci-fi invasion? Easy. A satirical zombie homage? Try overnight classic. Wright doesn’t just play in a sandbox, he creates living, breathing worlds out of lines in the sand – but even for Mr. Wright, Baby Diver boasts ambition at irreplicable volumes.

Ansel Elgort leads Wright’s action-comedy-heist as Baby, a getaway driver who suffers from tinnitus (a ringing noise only Baby can hear). This leads to constant iPod usage that keeps him focused (distracted), which Wright cues every single movement in Baby Driver to. Yes, you read correctly. We watch Baby Driver from Elgort’s perspective, where actions are fluidly choreographed to whatever track he’s currently blasting. Gunshots match with bass drum beats. »

- Matt Donato

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Baby Driver’

12 March 2017 1:46 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With “Baby Driver,” Edgar Wright believes he has made a movie about music, about the way that some people absolutely, positively require music in their lives. But “Baby Driver” is actually a movie about obsession — a rowdy heist movie-cum-romance, to be precise — about a guy named Baby who has different iPods depending on his mood, who hardly ever takes his earbuds out, whose favorite singer was his mother (now deceased), and who falls in love with a diner waitress who reminds him of dear old mom.

Like all Edgar Wright movies, “Baby Driver” is a blast, featuring wall-to-wall music and a surfeit of inspired ideas. But it’s also something of a mess, blaring pop tunes of every sort as it lurches between rip-roaring car chases, colorful pre-caper banter, and a twee young-love subplot — to the extent that the movie will resonate most with audiences that skew young, hip, and, »

- Peter Debruge

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‘Baby Driver’ Trailer: Edgar Wright Gets Fast and Furious With Ansel Elgort and Jamie Foxx

11 March 2017 8:56 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since we last got the chance to go to the theaters and see an Edgar Wright movie. The genre favorite finished off the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy on a high note with “The World’s End” in summer 2013, but we haven’t gotten a new film since (and yes, Marvel is partly to blame because of that whole “Ant Man” debacle). Fortunately, Wright is returning this year with “Baby Driver” and it looks like it’s going to be his own insanely cool remix of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive.”

Read More: ‘Baby Driver’ First Photos: Ansel Elgort and Jamie Foxx Race in Edgar Wright’s New Film

Ansel Elgort plays the titular Baby, a young getaway driver who seeks to quit his life of crime after falling for the girl of his dreams (Lily James). Baby’s crime boss has other plans, »

- Zack Sharf

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Hey Girl: How Ryan Gosling Became the Real-Life Feminist Man of Our Memes

24 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When a good meme meets a good man, magic can happen. Of course, the timing has to be right, too—and with Feminist Ryan Gosling and the rise of the "Hey Girl" meme, it was perfection. Better yet, the real Ryan Gosling didn't shun his Internet persona, and through his films, fatherhood and a few choice quotes, the Oscar-nominated La La Land star actually became the man of our memes. The original "Hey Girl" tumblr launched in 2008, and in 2011, Danielle Henderson launched the famed Feminist Ryan Gosling tumblr. As Dr. Shelley Cobb, an Associate Professor of Film at University of Southampton, points out, the Frg phenomenon coincided pretty perfectly with the release of Drive, which »

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Cary Fukunaga in talks for Atomic Bomb drama Shockwave

19 February 2017 8:10 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) and screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive) are in talks with Universal Pictures for an adaptation of Stephen Walker’s non-fiction book Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima. Here’s the official description of the book:

On a quiet Monday morning in August 1945, a five-ton bomb—dubbed Little Boy by its creators—was dropped from an American plane onto the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On that day, a firestorm of previously unimagined power was unleashed on a vibrant metropolis of 300,000 people, leaving one third of its population dead, its buildings and landmarks incinerated. It was the terrifying dawn of the Atomic Age, spawning decades of paranoia, mistrust, and a widespread and very real fear of the potential annihilation of the human race.

Author Stephen Walker brilliantly re-creates the three terrible weeks leading up to the wartime detonation of the atomic bomb—from the first »

- Gary Collinson

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Cary Fukunaga to Tell Story of Hiroshima with ‘Shockwave’; Sam Raimi Eyes Bermuda Triangle Picture

17 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Continuing his “auteurist TV here, prestige picture there” pattern, Cary Fukunaga may follow Beasts of No Nation and forthcoming Netflix series Maniac with a recounting of the Hiroshima bombing — an ambitious-sounding project in no small part because it’s taken after such a comprehensive piece of material. Per Deadline, he’s conspiring with scribe Hossein Amini (Drive) for an adaptation of Stephen Walker’s Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima, likely with a title reduced to Shockwave, and Universal would be footing the bill.

Walker’s non-fiction text covers a lot of ground, spanning the viewpoints of soldiers on either side, Japanese civilians affected to the blast, members of the Manhattan Project, President Truman in the weeks leading up to the Enola Gay’s flight, and those connected to these parties. How to fit that into a standard-length project and do everybody justice? I don’t know, but then again, I’m »

- Nick Newman

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Cary Fukunaga Nears Deal to Direct Atomic Bomb Drama ‘Shockwave’

17 February 2017 6:56 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cary Fukunaga is in talks to direct “Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima,” an adaptation of Stephen Walker’s 2005 book about the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Working Title and Universal will produce the film, THR reports.

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Screenwriter Hossein Amini, who wrote “Drive,” “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “47 Ronin” will write the script for the film. The book “Shockwave” focuses on the three weeks leading up to August 6, 1945, the day the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II. The story is told from the perspective of the scientists who worked on the bomb, pilots in the war, and Japanese victims.

Erik Baiers, executive vice president of production at Universal, will oversee the project.

Read More: Cary Fukunaga In Talks To Direct Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon Project For HBO, »

- Graham Winfrey

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True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga To Tackle Shockwave For Universal

16 February 2017 9:39 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything from Cary Fukunaga. After delivering an explosive first season of HBO’s True Detective back in 2014, he then gave us the equally impressive Beasts of No Nation the year after. Since then, however, the filmmaker has been lying low, so it seems, while attempting to find his next project. He was attached to direct Stephen King adaptation It at one point, but that ultimately fell through, and now, Deadline reports that he’ll tackle Shockwave for Universal.

Based on Stephen Walker’s non-fiction novel, Shockwave: Countdown To Hiroshima, the project will be penned by Drive scribe Hossein Amini and produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin. For those unfamiliar with the source material, it tells the story of the “events that led up to a Monday morning in August 1945 when a five-ton bomb—dubbed Little »

- Josh Wilding

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Newswire: Cary Fukunaga is directing a movie about the bombing of Hiroshima

16 February 2017 6:29 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga is working on a project about a device that can leave pretty much anything—not just time—as a flat, rubble-strewn circle: the atom bomb. Deadline reports that Fukunaga, whose past credits include Sin Nombre and Beasts Of No Nation—has signed on to direct Shockwave, an adaptation of Stephen Walker’s non-fiction book about the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

Walker’s book looks at the bombing—which killed 300,000 people in the initial blast—from numerous perspectives, from the people who built the weapon, to the president who ordered its use, to the people whose lives it took. Hossein Amini—best known as the screenwriter for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive—will work to distill Walker’s far-flung atomic narrative into a script.

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- William Hughes

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Dave Bautista to Co-Star with Jodie Foster in New Thriller Hotel Artemis

13 February 2017 9:33 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Daily Dead recently caught up with Dave Bautista at the Sundance Film Festival for the world premiere of his new film Bushwick, and it's been announced at the European Film Market in Berlin that the actor has now joined Jodie Foster in the thriller Hotel Artemis, which will take place in a hospital for criminals.

Press Release: Berlin – The Ink Factory, a multi-platform production company dedicated to high-end story telling through film, television and on digital, today announced that Dave Bautista (Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy) will join Academy Award winner Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, The Accused) in Drew Pearce’s (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Iron Man 3) much-anticipated directorial debut Hotel Artemis. Lionsgate launched international sales on the Ink Factory financed and produced action thriller at this week’s Berlin Efm (European Film Market), with Wme Global handling U.S. rights.

Best Picture Academy Award nominee Marc Platt (La La Land, »

- Derek Anderson

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Firefly: Fox Is Open To A Reboot!! With One Small Caveat

10 February 2017 7:56 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

If you are a super sci-fi geek, loved Battlestar Gallatica or Star Trek: Deep Space 9, then you may have worshiped a "one year show" before it was cancelled called Firefly. I can say that I actually did not like the first two shows mentioned (please don't ignore everything I say going forth due to the Battlestar comment), but I was obsessed over Firefly. The show had great actors; Alan Tudyk was wonderful (check him out in Powerless), and the story was stellar. I was elated when Serenity was made for the big screen, but I was left wondering if the franchise would ever have a future.

As it turns out, according to Fox, there just may be a chance.

We know that this is considered one of the best sci-fi adaptations ever created, which Joss Whedon helmed, and it starred Nathan Fillion as Capt. Reynolds, Alan Tudyk as Wash, »

- Drew Carlton

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Insights: What Will 5-Year-Old Luke Be Watching In 10 Years? Probably Nothing Viacom.

10 February 2017 5:27 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Mop-headed Luke had just turned 5 a couple of weeks ago when I ended up standing in a Starbucks line next to his mother. I began wondering what, and where, and how, a kid like that will be watching video entertainment a few years from now.

Luke is part of Generation Z, the giant cohort of kids growing up right now, a cohort even bigger than the Millennials. And everyone’s scrambling to reach these kids as they head toward an even bigger role than the Millennials in shaping our dominant culture and tech. Normally, seeing a cute kid capering in a coffee shop doesn’t cartwheel my mind into the future. But I’d simultaneously been texting with a producer pal of mine, Max Gottlieb, about the fast-changing market for film and TV.

Back in October, Max premiered an ultra-low-budget movie chock full of influencers part of a promising new »

- David Bloom

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Nicolas Winding Refn to direct Amazon series Too Old To Die Young

9 February 2017 11:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was only last month that a report came out regarding Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn’s next feature, but now news has broken that Refn is to work on an entirely different project for Amazon.

The man behind Drive and Only God Forgives is set to direct a new a crime thriller in the vein of Refn’s early work on his Pusher trilogy.

The series will be called Too Old To Die Young, and Refn will write, direct and produce the project.

Reported in Variety, the show will focus on the criminal underworld of Los Angeles and will explore “various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai’s in the city of angels”.

The venture is bound to be a stylish affair – given Refn’s neon soaked history – and makes sense given the two parties partnership over the director’s last film The Neon Demon.

The Avenging Silence »

- Samuel Brace

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Amazon nabs Nicolas Winding Refn crime series

9 February 2017 12:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 9, 2017

Nicolas Winding Refn's La crime show Too Old To Die Young is heading to Amazon Prime...

As if we needed it at this point, the news gods have served up some more proof of how big online-only 'TV' content has become: Nicolas Winding Refn has paired up with Amazon Prime for a new 10-episode project.

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Yep, that's the same Nicolas Winding Refn that directed the sumptuous cinematic treats Drive, Only God Forgives, The Neon Demon and the Pusher films.

Variety broke the news, reporting that the indie darling and the streaming service have teamed for a show entitled Too Old To Die Young. It will delve into "the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles" in "a similar vein to Refn’s Pusher trilogy, which looked at Danish »

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Nicolas Winding Refn to Develop Crime Series ‘Too Old To Die Young’ For Amazon

8 February 2017 1:36 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After years of directing films like “The Neon Demon,” “Drive” and “Valhalla Rising,” Nicolas Winding Refn is ready to make his first venture into American television. The Danish filmmaker is now set to reunite with Amazon on the crime series “Too Old To Die Young.”

According to Variety, the thriller will be directed, produced and co-written by Refn, and has been greenlit with a straight-to-series order with 10 episodes.

Co-written by Ed Brubaker, who also serves as executive producer, “Too Old To Die Young” explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles and is described as “being in a similar vein to Refn’s ‘Pusher’ trilogy, which looked at Danish criminals caught up in the drug trade. It explores various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai’s in the city of angels.”

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- Liz Calvario

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Nicolas Winding Refn to Develop Crime Series ‘Too Old To Die Young’ For Amazon

8 February 2017 1:36 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After years of directing films like “The Neon Demon,” “Drive” and “Valhalla Rising,” Nicolas Winding Refn is ready to make his first venture into American television. The Danish filmmaker is now set to reunite with Amazon on the crime series “Too Old To Die Young.”

According to Variety, the thriller will be directed, produced and co-written by Refn, and has been greenlit with a straight-to-series order with 10 episodes.

Co-written by Ed Brubaker, who also serves as executive producer, “Too Old To Die Young” explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles and is described as “being in a similar vein to Refn’s ‘Pusher’ trilogy, which looked at Danish criminals caught up in the drug trade. It explores various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai’s in the city of angels.”

Read More: Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Avenging Silence’: Read the Epic & Violent Crime Saga’s »

- Liz Calvario

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Nicolas Winding Refn Sets Amazon Crime Series 'Too Old to Die Young'

8 February 2017 1:31 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Nicolas Winding Refn is the latest auteur filmmaker to make the move to television.

Amazon on Wednesday handed out a straight-to-series order to a 10-episode crime series from the Drive director. Refn will helm the project, titled Too Old to Die Young, and also write the script alongside Ed Brubaker. The pair will executive produce.

The show is described as being in a similar vein to Refn’s Pusher trilogy, which focused on Danish criminals caught up in the drug trade. Too Old to Die Young will explore the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Nicolas Winding Refn Will Direct 10-Episode Crime Series ‘Too Old to Die Young’

8 February 2017 1:18 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In following up his divisive Los Angeles-set thriller The Neon Demon, it was thought that Nicolas Winding Refn would be headed to Tokyo to shoot his crazy-sounding Yakuza actioner The Avenging Silence. Unless he finds time to sneak that in over the next few months, it looks like it has been put on the backburner as his new project has just been announced.

Variety reports the Drive director will be staying in the City of Angels for a new crime series drama titled Too Old to Die Young. Reteaming with Amazon, who distributed his Elle Fanning-led film last summer, Winding Refn is co-writing the project with executive producer Ed Brubaker and plans to direct all ten episodes. Check out the synopsis below.

Too Old To Die Young explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles. The series is described as being in a similar vein to Refn’s Pusher trilogy, »

- Leonard Pearce

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