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Best of the Week: 'Inside Out' Buzz, 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Back Stories and More

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The Important News   Chris Pratt said he's doing some non-Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel movies.  Reese Witherspoon will star in a live-action Tinker Bell movie. Peter Sarsgaard will play the villain in The Magnificent Seven. Pitch Perfect 2 topped the box office last weekend.  Inside Out is getting great reviews. Jack Black will make another movie with Jared Hess. Ed Zwick will direct Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher 2. Roger Deakins will shoot Blade Runner 2. World War Z is coming in 2017.     The Videos and Geek Stuff Trailers: Steve JobsMaze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Pixels, We Are Your Friends, Cooties, The Gallows, Batkid Begins, A Very Murray...

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Movie News: Reese Witherspoon Will Star as Disney's Tinker Bell; 'World War Z' Sequel Gets Release Date

22 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Tinker: Reese Witherspoon will star in and produce Disney's Tinker, a live-action movie that will focus on Tinker Bell, aka Peter Pan's faithful fairy cohort. The project is still in development, with Victoria Spouse (Finding Dory, Pixar's sequel to Finding Nemo) working on a screenplay. Reportedly, it will focus on "the story you don't know," presenting a "new perspective" on the character, a la Maleficent. [Heat Vision]   World War Z Sequel: A sequel to World War Z has been scheduled for release on June 9, 2017, opposite the sequel to Fantastic Four. World War Z proved to be a big hit, earning more than $540 million worldwide in 2013; Juan Antonio Bayona (moody horror flick The Orphanage, tsunami drama The Impossible) is still on...

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World War Z Sequel Gets a 2017 Release Date

22 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Looks like Paramount is getting serious about a follow-up to 2013's World War Z, finally giving the sequel a release date that will apparently go head-to-head with Fantastic Four 2.  

It's been a while since we've heard much of anything regarding World War Z 2.  We know that J.A. Bayona is set to helm the film with a script from Steven Knight, and that Brad Pitt is planning on retruning (his prodcution company is helping to fund it afterall), but that's about it.  Now it looks like Paramount is ready to move forward, as The Wrap is reporting that World War Z 2 now has a release date: June 9, 2017. 

If that date sounds somewhat familiar, that's because 20th Century Fox has already set that date for Fantastic Four 2, a sequel to this year's upcoming reboot.  At this point, we still don't know if Fantastic Four will be any good, so there's »

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‘Tomorrowland’ Earns $725,000, ‘Poltergeist’ Scares Up $1.4 Million on Thursday Night

22 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s “Tomorrowland” has opened with $725,000 in Thursday night preview screenings at 701 locations in the U.S., while MGM-Fox’s “Poltergeist” has scared up $1.4 million at 2,500 sites.

Disney opted to limit the Thursday showings of the George Clooney sci-fier to what it dubbed “movie palaces” in order to highlight director Brad Bird’s vision. It noted that “Tomorrowland” scored a $1,077 theatre average, which would have given it $2.7 million had it played on 2,500 screens and $3.2 million if it had been launched at 3,000 theaters — placing it in the same range as “World War Z” and “Tron: Legacy” with $3.6 million, “X-Men: First Class” at $3.3 million, “Inception” at $3 million, and “Interstellar at $2.7 million.

Tomorrowland,” which carries a $180 million price tag, opens Friday at 3,972 U.S. locations. It’s on track to debut to $40 million for the three-day weekend and around $50 million for the four-day period. “Tomorrowland” also opens in 65 foreign markets.

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'World War Z' Sequel Set for 2017 Release Opposite 'Fantastic Four 2'

22 May 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The likelihood of Fantastic Four 2 of keeping its release date seems slim at this point. Then again, the likelihood of World War Z 2 (or whatever Paramount ends up calling it) sticking with its newly found release date seems also slim. The Fantastic Four sequel has already moved all around the calendar, dodging Star Wars: Episode VIII from July 14, 2017 to June 2, to June 9, 2017, where it now resides and has just gained company in the World War Z sequel, which will again star Brad Pitt and be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) with a screenplay by Steven Knight (Locke). Of course, the first World War Z also had release date issues, moving all over the board, though that largely stemmed from production issues. Considering we're talking about a release date over two years away I guess it hardly matters one way or another. However, in other release date news, »

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Brad Pitt Back for 'World War Z' Sequel Set to Arrive in June 2017

22 May 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Briefly: Paramount has confirmed and cleared contracts and deals for the next World War Z sequel, which is definitely moving forward. The studio has announced a release date of June 9th, 2017 two years from now for "World War Z 2" (though it will likely get a new title). Brad Pitt will be back to star again, and he'll be working with director J.A. Bayona for this sequel, which will be "starting with a clean slate" according to the screenwriter. The first movie, based on Max Brooks' beloved zombie book, showed zombies taking over the world in a global epidemic. Only Pitt was brave enough to keep hunting for a solution. We'll keep an eye out for more updates as they continue to work on this sequel. The first movie opened in June of 2013. »

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'World War Z' Sequel Sets Summer 2017 Release Date

22 May 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the tortured creation of "World War Z" —which involved battles between the film's star Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster, budget overruns and extensive reshoots— will never be forgotten, Paramount were blessed with a happy ending to that story. The zombie blockbuster earned a whopping $540 million worldwide, proving that this was a newly minted franchise. While development on a followup has been moving in fits and starts, it looks like production will soon be steadily lurching forward. Variety reports that the studio has pegged the "World War Z" sequel to hit cinemas on June 9, 2017. As previously reported, J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”) will direct with Steven Knight ("Locke," "Eastern Promises") penning the script. But what's interesting to note is that Fox's sequel to "Fantastic Four" is also due the same day, so we'll see if they blink and move their superhero picture. But we'd wager the studio wants to know how. »

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Book fans are getting a 'World War Z' movie sequel, whether they want it or not

22 May 2015 6:41 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There’s no denying the box office draw of “World War Z.” The film generated over $200 million in domestic gross. This, despite a troubled production and a third act that felt akin to a writer backed into a corner saying “Disease vials are basically modern day magic potions, right?” In today’s Hollywood landscape, that meant a sequel was inevitable. Yesterday Paramount Pictures revealed their plan. “World War Z 2” — hopefully just the working title — is set to be released on June 9, 2017. If that date seems familiar, it’s because it’s already been tagged by Fox for their Fantastic Four sequel. While a box office rumble between genre titans makes for good headlines, the more interesting bit of “WWZ2” news is that “Locke” writer Steven Knight has been tapped for the blockbuster sequel. As it’s still early stages, no whisper of the plot for “WWZ2” has been mentioned. »

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World War Z 2 Will Ignite The Summer Of 2017

22 May 2015 6:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paramount Pictures has set World War Z 2, a follow-up to the studio’s high-grossing June 2013 blockbuster, for June 9, 2017. The zombie apocalypse sequel, which does not yet have an official title, will find Brad Pitt again stepping into the role of Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator whose observations of the walking (and sprinting, and climbing) dead led to the pivotal discovery that zombies would not attack unhealthy humans.

After a troubled production period on the first film, Marc Forster vacated the director’s chair, leaving The Impossible‘s Juan Antonia Bayona to take the reins. Steven Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises) penned the script for the second installment, which will reportedly start with a “clean slate.” Paramount is keen to build a franchise around Pitt, especially one as zeitgeisty as World War Z, so it’s no surprise that Lane is returning, but it remains to be seen how »

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World War Z sequel lands 2017 release date

22 May 2015 5:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to The Wrap, Brad Pitt will once again face zombie hordes for Paramount, as the studio has given the sequel to 2013’s World War Z a June 9, 2017 release date.

World War Z 2 (which is thankfully not the official title, as that looks awful on the page) will open on the same day as Fantastic Four 2, which will likely move dates to avoid Pitt and his zombie pals. The first Wwz film was a big success at the box office, garnering over $540 million, and was quickly greenlit for a sequel.

The Impossible‘s Juan Antonio Bayona is attached to direct, from a script written by Locke and Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight.

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Brad Pitt's World War Z Sequel Gets a Title

22 May 2015 5:14 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Not only did Brad Pitt not get along with director Marc Forster on the set of "World War Z," but Paramount Pictures ended up reshooting the entire third act, which was incredibly costly. All the issues created a negative image of the film. But when it was released, it surprisingly was able to earn over $540 million worldwide. And since it was always meant to be part of a franchise, it's not surprising that the studio is moving forward with a sequel. According to Variety, "World War Z" sequel is set to hit theaters on June 9th, 2017, the same date that "Fantastic Four 2" will be released. The new "World War Z" installment will be directed by Ja Bayona (The Impossible) from a script by Steven Knight. Story details are being kept a secret. »

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"World War Z 2," "Greek Wedding 2" Set Dates

22 May 2015 4:21 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paramount and Skydance have scheduled a June 9th 2017 release date for a sequel to the zombie apocalypse thriller "World War Z" which managed to earn a stunning $540 million worldwide. Brad Pitt will return to star in and produce the project

Director Juan Antonio Bayona ("The Impossible") will take over from Marc Forster as director, while screenwriter Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises") will pen the script for this entry.

This isn't the only sequel getting a release date today though as Universal has also slotted in a March 25th 2016 release date for a follow-up to the 2002 indie romantic comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Kirk Jones directs the new film which Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce.

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‘World War Z’ Sequel Sets 2017 Release

22 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Paramount has set the debut date for the World War Z sequel, with a mid-summer 2017 release targeted, rather than a 2016 bow. Specifically, the film is set for the same date on which Fox has already planted a flag for Fantastic Four 2. So which one will move? We’ll talk about that below, and give […]

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Release dates announced for World War Z & My Big Fat Greek Wedding sequels

22 May 2015 2:40 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Paramount has locked in a release date for its World War Z sequel. The studio has announced it will be in theaters on June 9, 2017, and it will open against the Fantastic Four sequel, although there's a good chance one of them will be moved to a different date. The Impossible's J.A. Bayona will direct the film from a script by Locke and Peaky Blinders screenwriter Steven Knight, and Brad Pitt is expected to reprise his role as former Un investigator Gerry Lane. Steven »

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News Briefs: Reese Witherspoon Will Star As Disney's Tinker Bell; 'World War Z' Sequel Gets Release Date

21 May 2015 11:28 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Tinker: Reese Witherspoon will star in and produce Disney's Tinker, a live-action movie that will focus on Tinker Bell, aka Peter Pan's faithful fairy cohort. The project is still in development, with Victoria Spouse (Finding Dory, Pixar's sequel to Finding Nemo) working on a screenplay. Reportedly, it will focus on "the story you don't know," presenting a "new perspective" on the character, a la Maleficent. [Heat Vision]   World War Z...

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Release Date For World War Z Sequel

21 May 2015 11:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The screenplay was signed, sealed and delivered by Steven Knight in January. Now the sequel to 2013's World War Z has a release date. It'll be out on June 9, 2017, leaving just the small matter of Juan Antonio Bayona's actual production in the meantime. Half a billion dollars at the box office meant that the first World War Z was not at all the disaster that many had predicted. Bayona (The Impossible) and Knight (LockeHummingbird, Eastern Promises), signed onto the project around this time last year, with Knight dropping the intriguing bit of intelligence that the sequel is "a clean slate".With no plot details revealed so far, it's still unclear what that means. Is it possible that World War Z is set to become an anthology series, with each potential instalment a smaller piece of a bigger puzzle? Are we going to move our focus to different characters, »

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World War Z 2 confirmed for summer 2017

21 May 2015 10:35 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brad Pitt will star once again in the new World War Z film, that's now confirmed for June 2017.

Given the swathe of negative press it had earned in the build-up to its release, World War Z actually turned out to be quite a decent film. Granted, it didn't have the most notable resemblance to Max Brooks' book, on which it was based. Yet the Brad Pitt-headlined feature overcame having its back third restructured late in the day, and went on to gross $540m at the box office in 2013.

It was revealed pretty soon after the movie's release that plans were afoot for a sequel, with Brad Pitt set to reprise his role as Gerry Lane. Director Marc Forster isn't returning, instead being replaced by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible).

And we now learn that World War Z 2 has been confirmed for release on June 9th 2017 in the Us. »

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World War Z Sequel Slated for a June 9th, 2017 Release

21 May 2015 9:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Gerry Lane's fight to save humanity in a living dead world will continue in the summer of 2017, as Paramount Pictures has revealed that the sequel to 2013's World War Z will hit theaters on June 9th, 2017, with Brad Pitt back in the role of Gerry.

Variety reports that the World War Z sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on June 9th, 2017 (the same day Fox's Fantastic Four 2 is set to come out).

J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) will direct from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things). In addition to reprising his role as former U.N. employee Gerry, Pitt will also produce the project for Plan B along with Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner.

No other casting details are known at this time, and plot details have yet to be revealed, but like the first film, the sequel will be based on Max Brooks' 2006 novel, World War Z »

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Paramount’s World War Z Sequel Gets a Summer 2017 Release Date

21 May 2015 7:05 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Paramount Pictures has announced the released date for the follow up to the 2013 apocalypse thriller World War Z, which starred Brad Pitt as a family man recruited to prevent the zombie apocalypse. Per Variety, World War Z 2 is set to arrive in theaters June 9th, 2017 with Pitt returning in the starring role. Despite some early bad word-of-mouth, the first film soared to $540 million worldwide, marking the biggest opening weekend of Pitt's career. Juan Antonia Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) is set to direct the sequel from a script by Steven Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises). No plot details are known at this time, but earlier this year Knight commented that they're approaching the film with a "clean slate". [caption id="attachment_261305" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Paramount Pictures[/caption] The first film wasn't as terrible as early word predicted, but it wasn't great either (see: mountain of zombies). However, as a huge fan of the »

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Paramount's World War Z Sequel Gets A 2017 Release Date

21 May 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The always reliable Jeff Sneider, of The Wrap, is reporting that Paramount has set a release date for Brad Pitt's World War Z sequel. Barring any setbacks, it is expected to arrive in theaters June 9, 2017, the same weekend as Fox's Fantastic Four 2. The first World War Z was well-received by critics and fans alike and managed to become one of the bigger surprise hits of 2013 grossing over $540M at the box office after suffering through numerous delays, reshoots, and some initial negativity. Due to the first film's various production issues, plans for a sequel were initially scrapped, but thanks to the film's huge success, Paramount quickly changed their minds and decided to move ahead with a sequel. No word on the cast yet, but star Brad Pitt is expected to return. Additionally, Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) has been chosen to direct the sequel with Steven Knight (Pawn Sacrifice) penning the script. »

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