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Showtime acquired the U.S. television rights to “Meru,” which won the audience award for documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Mongrel Media bought Canadian rights. Submarine handled the sales.
The film was co-directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, who also produced with Shannon Ethridge. Executive producers are Daniel T. Reiner, Elizabeth Lauren Reiner, Jonas Tempel, Chris Wright and Loren Bough.
“Meru” is about three elite mountain climbers — Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk — who sacrifice everything but their friendship as they attempt to climb the never-before-completed Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in the Indian Himalayas in 2011.
- Dave McNary
The New York-based company has licensed all Us rights excluding TV on the Sundance Audience Award winner to Music Box and Canadian rights to Mongrel Media.
Showbox Networks has picked up broadcast rights to Meru, which Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi co-directed and centres on three Himalayan big wall climbers who attempt to scale Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru.
Music Box plan a late summer theatrical release and academy qualification.
Vasarhelyi, Chin and Shannon Etheridge produced and Daniel T Reiner, Elizabeth Lauren Reiner, Jonas Tempel, Chris Wright and Loren Bough are the executive producers. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
With shooting scheduled to begin next month on Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Suicide Squad, director David Ayer has been sharing random photos from the set, including our first look at Jared Leto's clean-shaven look as he gets ready to play The Joker. With pre-production still under way, the filmmaker posted yet another photo today, featuring actress Cara Delevingne, who is playing Enchantress in the super-villain ensemble, as she "inspected" 'the set. The actress also responded to the director's tweet, stating this movie will literally "blow people's minds."
There is very little we know about Enchantress' role in Suicide Squad, but a report from January revealed that this character is said to be "very powerful," and that she plays a big part in the prison riot at the end of the movie. Yet another report claimed that a gang of human traffickers is handing over Enchantress to Lex »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Aquaman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Gotham, Lucifer, Constantine, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Powers and more…
After a big couple of weeks of Marvel news, DC fans got something to smile about this week as Zack Snyder delivered our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in next year’s DC ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and of course the subsequent Justice League and 2018 solo movies). The promotional image came with the caption “Unite the Seven”, so could that mean we can look forward to another six promo shots of the rest of the Justice League? »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier this week, news broke that Hostel and Gang Related alum Jay Hernandez was circling a mystery role in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad adaptation. Now, it appears that Hernandez’s character has been revealed, and that he’ll have one of several DC Comics character cameos in the film.
According to Latino Review, Hernandez is playing Chato Santana, the New 52 version of El Diablo. Santana has the ability to create and control fire, and is sentenced to Belle Reve prison when he burns down the building of a local gang and accidentally kills the innocent women and children inside. Soon after, he’s recruited by Amanda Waller and joins the Suicide Squad.
Latino Review notes that Hernandez will only have a small, cameo role in the film, as he remains under lock and key in the super-powered wing of Belle Reve. He won’t be alone, either, and will »
- James Garcia
Last night, fans got their first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman, courtesy of a new photo sent out by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder. It has long been rumored that Aquaman and other characters such as The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) will show up at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to form the Justice League with Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). Not only will this lead to the two-part Justice League movie, but also standalone adventures for Aquaman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Green Lantern (who hasn't been cast yet). While we wait to see Aquaman and the rest of these characters in action, this photo not only confirms a few previous rumors about the character, but poses even more questions.
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David Ayer's upcoming supervillain-driven Suicide Squad is rapidly picking up the pace. With Joel Kinnaman now filling the shoes of Rick Flag, a role previously offered to both Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal, the cast for the highly-anticipated DC film is quickly starting to fill out. Now it looks like Jay Hernandez may be set to take on the role of Chato Santana, aka. El Diablo, bringing the ensemble one step closer to completion. The news comes to us by way of Latino-Review's El Mayimbe, who dropped the yet-to-be confirmed information on his Instagram. According to details, Hernandez is set to embody El Diablo in a small, almost cameo-like role in the upcoming film. He will be a prisoner locked in the "super powered criminal part" of the prison along with Killer Frost, King Shark, Block Buster, Live Wire and others. While Hernandez has officially been confirmed for the »
More word about David Ayer's upcoming "Suicide Squad" film has hit today including a quote from Will Smith about his turn, and new details on the characters Jared Leto and Jay Hernandez will play. First up, Will Smith spoke about his role as the assassin Deadshot in the movie and says he plans to bring fans the best version of the character in history. He tells MTV:
"With this character and the DC world, I love that I'm getting the opportunity for the global definition of Deadshot. There's been Deadshot in little appearances here and there, there's an idea, but Deadshot isn't defined, really. I get to be a part of the creation that will be the biggest historical image of Deadshot."
Meanwhile, El Mayimbe says he has further news regarding the recently announced Jay Hernandez's role in the film. Details on Hernandez's character weren't available yesterday, but »
- Garth Franklin
Yesterday, we reported that yet another actor has joined Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad, with Jay Hernandez signing on for an unspecified role. There was speculation that the actor is playing a character who is housed in the same prison cell block as Jared Leto's The Joker, and, according to a new report from Latino-Review's El Mayimbe, yesterday's details appear to be at least partially true. The actor is playing Chato Santana, a.k.a. El Diablo, although he will only have a small role in the film.
"#Hot Rumor Found out who Jay Hernandez is playing in #Suicidesquad. Chato Santana aka El Diablo. It is a small role, no more than a cameo in the film. He is a prisoner being held in the super powered criminal part of the prison with (rumored) Killer Frost, Block Buster, King Shark, & Live Wire amongst others. #DC #Dccu"
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As it gears up for its Spring shoot, Warner Bros.’ DC supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad has added another actor to its cast, with The Wrap reporting that Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights, Hostel) has signed on for a mystery role, which may possibly be The Joker’s cellmate.
According to Latino-Review, Hernandez will play “Chato Santana aka El Diablo. It is a small role, no more than a cameo in the film. He is a prisoner being held in the super powered criminal part of the prison with (rumored) Killer Frost, Block Buster, King Shark, & Live Wire amongst others.”
Hernandez joins a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Will Smith (Hancock) as Deadshot, Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker and Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) as Amanda Waller. »
- Gary Collinson
Latino-Review's Umberto Gonzalez has dropped a very interesting Suicide Squad scoop via his Instagram account as you can see below. Following yesterday's news that Jay Hernandez is in talks to join the cast of David Ayer's DC Comics movie, it now appears as if we know who he will be playing; El Diablo. A fairly obscure character, but it sounds like he will be just one of many actors who take on some familiar comic book villains when we pay a visit to Belle Reve, as Killer Frost (a character in The Flash's TV series) and King Shark will be among those appearing! Thoughts? #Hot Rumor Found out who Jay Hernandez is playing in #Suicidesquad. Chato Santana aka El Diablo. It is a small role, no more than a cameo in the film. He is a prisoner being held in the super powered criminal part of the prison with (rumored) Killer Frost, »
Friends Forever: Clement & Waititi’s Pleasantly Charming Vampiric Mock-Doc
That immortal cinematic archetype, the vampire, has once again been commandeered into the periphery of independent cinema, at least indicated by recent examples of decidedly offbeat fare from the likes of Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, and now from New Zealand, co-directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, who have made the next logical step with a vampire comedy as faux documentary with What We Do in the Shadows. After premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the title has gone on to tour fests, including SXSW and Toronto (where it won the audience award in the Midnight Madness section), and received generally enthusiastic reception. But after securing a distribution deal, the filmmakers provocatively went to Kickstarter to establish a wider release platform beyond New York and Los Angeles, which means the independent title will now see its limited release extend to seventy plus cities. »
- Nicholas Bell
John Mayer was very proud of his "huge get" when he guest hosted The Late Late Show on Wednesday. The singer had both Left Shark and Right Shark, plus their agent/marine biologist Carl, on his show. Read More Left Shark Steals Katy Perry's Halftime Show Katy Perry's dancing sharks from the Super Bowl didn't have much to say because, as Carl pointed out, they're sharks, not dolphins, so they can't talk. They also don't dance for anything less than $100,000, apparently. Watch for their appearance at around the 8:20 mark. Mayer added fuel to the rumors that he and
- Lorena O'Neil
Not since Shark Week have sharks received so much attention from Hollywood. First Katy Perry dances with the fish at the Super Bowl halftime show, and now Rihanna is swimming with them for a sexy Harper's Bazaar photo shoot.
In a behind-the-scenes look at the daring shoot (photographed by Norma Jean Roy), the prestigious magazine goes under the sea (more like an aquarium) with the "Umbrella" singer, who appears to be pretty fearless despite sharks swimming all around her.
"I try my best to avoid the sharks of life, but I have had my share of experiences with them, and in those cases I just have to handle them accordingly," the Barbados native said of the sea creatures. "But I do not swim with sharks …sharks swim with sharks."
While most of the images are taken with Rihanna floating on top of the water, she become »
Did John Mayer just confirm he's back together with Katy Perry?! The singer was the guest host on the "Late Late Show" on Wednesday, and while Perry was not on the show, her Super Bowl sharks were brought on with their "handler," Carl. Meet Katy Perry's Hot Super Bowl Shark While John complimented the fish on their big performance, he couldn't convince them to show off their moves. "I'm sorry to disappoint everyone here tonight," Carl explained, "but these sharks don't dance for anything less than 100 grand." The 37-year-old musician then welcomed his next guest, Andy Cohen, who talked to Mayer about the halftime show and his rumored rekindled romance. "It was unbelievable," Mayer said of Perry's performance. "And I think the whole thing about the sharks, everybody wants to talk about the sharks because it’s just something everyone can grab onto because not everyone feels comfortable walking »
- tooFab Staff
Director David Ayer is the type of artist who likes to share his work process with fans, as he quite frequently tweeted out behind the scenes images from his last film Fury. He's starting to do the same with Suicide Squad, offering up yet another look at his workspace today, which gives us a few more hints about this upcoming DC Comics adaptation as it quickly moves towards its shooting date.
It was previously rumored that Suicide Squad would be working under the production title Bravo 14. A prep schedule issued on January 28, just this past week, confirms this to be true. Sitting on top of these work papers is the first volume of The New 52 Suicide Comic. This has surely influenced David Ayer as he continues to write the screenplay, but it's unclear by just how much.
Imitation is the sincerest form of television, and the biggest hits will be imitated over and over and over again — sometime well after they've gone off the air. "House" was one of the defining hits of the last decade on Fox, and it inspired clones in various traditional TV fields, with lawyers (James Woods in "Shark"), and even other doctors (Stanley Tucci in "3 Lbs") playing the part of the misanthropic, sarcastic rule-breaker who's too good at the job to fire. Fox's "Bones" has never exactly been a "House" clone — Temperance insults people not because she's a jerk, but because (it's implied) she has Asperger's — but it debuted in the wake of "House" and was tagged early on as "House, FBI." Now, though, longtime "Bones" showrunner Hart Hanson has a new series — "Backstrom," which debuts tonight at 9 on Fox — that's impossible to view as anything but "House, P.D.," even though »
- Alan Sepinwall
David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie is set to begin filming a little later this year, and while we have a cast in place (minus Tom Hardy who just left), very little is known about the film's plot...until now. A new report has come in detailing the story and how the Joker fits into it all. Come inside to check it out.
Suicide Squad has a cast and we know who they're all playing, except for Rick Flagg since Hardy has left the role, but what we really have no clue about is the film's plot. The Suicide Squad comic has had many iterations, and there's no telling which story they're going to go with. Now the scoopers at Latino-Review have some details on the story, and of interest to many fans, what exactly Jared Leto's Joker is going to be up to.
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Last week, Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad was dealt a major blow when star Tom Hardy backed away from playing Rick Flagg. Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly being eyed to replace him. While that has yet to be confirmed, another report claims that Tom Hardy left the project because his character is featured far less in the latest draft of the script. Today, Latino Review has plot details from this most recent script, which, if true, could very well be the reason why Tom Hardy backed out. Although these details have yet to be confirmed, there will be some massive Spoilers that follow, so read on at your own risk.
In the newest version of the script, Rick Flagg is described as a "watchdog" who is overseeing Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and her operation. Waller is said to be "tracking down and capturing every super-powered hero and villain". While it is »
The folks over at Latino Review are at it again. After offering up a scintillating teaser relating to your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man last week — which Sony moved to denounce rather quickly — the outlet has switched gears to focus on DC’s upcoming line-up and, specifically, its villain-centric Suicide Squad movie.
According to this new report, the outlet has allegedly gained access to two early drafts of the film that essentially surmise the plot from the bottom up. It goes without saying that each iteration, while unverified at this time, delves into spoilers unabated, so we advise against reading on if you want to remain fresh for when the film eventually makes its bow.
Still with us? Good. Latino Review’s first source posits that the opening of the Suicide Squad will revolve around Deadshot (Will Smith) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) crossing paths in Arkham Asylum; in fact, just as »
- Michael Briers
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