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41 A-List Actors Who Bombed as Hard as Johnny Depp in ‘Mortdecai’

3 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When Johnny Depp‘s mustache comedy “Mortdecai” brought in less than $5 million on opening weekend, it marked the A-list actor’s fifth straight box office bomb. But he’s far from the only top billed actor to endure a tanker or two.

The 51-year-old film star and his co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Munn are in fact in very good company.

Also Read: 19 Biggest Box-Office Bombs and Bummers in 2014: From ‘The Giver’ to ‘Winter’s Tale’ (Photos)

From Brad Pitt (“Fight Club”) to Cameron Diaz (“The Box”) to Jamie Foxx (“Stealth”), nearly every high-profile actor has suffered »

- Travis Reilly and Todd Cunningham

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Lotte Grabs Korean Rights on Lee Byung-hun’s ‘Terminator: Genisys’

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Seoul — South Korean rights to Paramount Pictures’ “Terminator: Genisys,” have been picked up by Lotte Entertainment, the second largest vertically integrated film concern in South Korea.

The move follows Paramount’s unusual decision earlier this month to unpick a previously-advertised deal with Cj Entertainment, its regular sub-distributor in the country, and Korea’s dominant film group.

South Korea is a key territory for the movie as top Korean star Lee Byung-hun plays a major role as a shape-shifting T-1000 android.

“’T5′ is set to open in Korea in July, 2015,” said Lotte in a statement on Wednesday. “We confirm that Lotte Entertainment has taken over Korean distribution rights to ‘T5’ as of 28 January. We apologize for any confusion caused.”

Earlier Cj said that the decision had been made by Paramount alone, and that it was not connected to a recent sex and blackmail scandal that has tarnished Lee’s name in Korea. »

- Sonia Kil

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5 Ways Actors Over 50 Are Shaking Up Their Careers to Avoid the Johnny Depp Curse

26 January 2015 3:01 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 51-year-old actor adds another flop to his already long streak, but other actors aren’t betting their careers on only box-office bankability

Johnny Depp could be considered one of Hollywood’s biggest stars on the planet, but he hasn’t had a hit at the box office in ages and “Mortdecai” has just been added to the list of bombs.

The actor plays the Wolf in Disney’s ensemble musical “Into the Woods,” but his last leading man hit was 2011’s installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Last year’s “Transcendence” fizzled, as did 2013’s “The Lone Ranger” and »

- Linda Ge

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‘Game of Thrones’ Michiel Huisman Joining Natalie Dormer, Teresa Palmer in Two Thrillers (Exclusive)

23 January 2015 8:56 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

He replaces Benjamin Walker in Paul Currie’s “2:22″ and is in talks to co-star in Jason Zada’s “The Forest

Michiel Huisman from “Game of Thrones” and “Orphan Black” has landed the lead role opposite Teresa Palmer in the psychological thriller “2:22” and he’s also in talks to co-star alongside Natalie Dormer in Focus Features’ supernatural thriller “The Forest,” multiple individuals familiar with both projects have told TheWrap.

Reps for Focus and Huisman did not respond to requests for comment.

Paul Currie is directing “2:22” from an original script by Todd Stein that was later revised by Nathan Parker (“Moon”) and Currie. »

- Jeff Sneider

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TV Adaptation Of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars Trilogy Lands Writer

21 January 2015 1:47 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If the last ten years have taught us anything, it’s that industry fads and trends will endure as long as there’s an audience willing to fork out to watch them. From oafish vampires, to more apocalypses than Buffy stopped, if the demand is there then studios and networks will continue to produce the content.

During this period, sci-fi has seen a resurgence in popularity – mainly thanks to small screen serials. Today’s news indicates that that nerd-centric genre will continue its reign on the small screen, as Deadline reports that Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski has been earmarked by Spike TV to pen their adaptation of Kim Stanley Robinson’s trilogy of sci-fi novels, Red Mars.

Adopting the name of the first book in the trilogy, the popular series will harness realistic ‘hard’ science to tell the fictional story of how mars was terraformed to accommodate and sustain a thriving human population. »

- Gem Seddon

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The Strain Season 2 Teaser Promises A Full-On War Against The Vampires

21 January 2015 8:40 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

FX’s The Strain was one of the summer’s guiltiest pleasures, an immeasurably silly but still compelling thriller about a group of Cdc scientists attempting to stem the flow of a centuries-old vampire epidemic purposely brought to New York by an ancient evil. And though we’ll have to wait until the summer to see where it goes in season 2, FX is ensuring that we keep The Strain in mind by unveiling a new teaser for the series.

It seems early for the network to be promoting The Strain again, but it did market the first season for many months before its summer premiere as well. There’s not much context to the teaser, though if the show can follow through on the promise of depicting a full-on, bloodsuckers-versus-humans battle in the streets of New York, that will already be a step up on season 1, which only mounted a few truly impressive action sequences. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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World War Z 2 May Go In A Completely Different Direction

20 January 2015 3:31 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Is World War Z 2 going to hit the reset button on the franchise? been wondering just where heading when the sequel to the Brad Pitt-led zombie actioner hits theaters in 2016, and now the film.s screenwriter has revealed an interesting little tidbit. Well, it.s not all that "little," considering his wording implies we could be looking at an entirely different direction than originally thought. Speaking with Thompson on Hollywood during a recent interview, Steve Knight, who.s writing the treatment for World War Z 2, revealed that the production won.t necessarily be picking up where Pitt.s Gerry Lane left off after the first film. Said Knight, when asked about the project, I thought, 'why not? What fun.' It.s not quite like the other, we're starting with clean slate. When they've signed off we're on. World War Z saw a »

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World War Z 2 Will Start With a "Clean Slate"

20 January 2015 12:36 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

World War Z was a surprise hit in the summer of 2013. It did incredibly well commercially and critically, even after going through multiple reshoots and replacing the entire third act that was left on the cutting room floor. We've reported in the past that a sequel is coming, and now we have a bit of an update from the screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Locke).

Knight spoke with Thompson on Hollywood and revealed an interesting direction for World War Z 2.

"I thought, 'why not? What fun.' It’s not quite like the other, we're starting with clean slate. When they've signed off we're on."

The sequel is expected to be released in October of 2016, but it's that "clean slate" comment that has us a little confused. What the hell that exactly means, I'm not so sure. Brad Pitt is coming back, so it can't be a complete redo. »

- Lucas Lowman

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World War Z sequel starting with a 'clean slate' says writer Steven Knight

20 January 2015 11:11 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Even though World War Z suffered from a lot of production issues that inevitably were made public, Marc Forster’s take on the Max Brook novel would eventually go on to box office success bringing in $540 million and securing itself a sequel. While there hasn’t been much in the way of news regarding the upcoming sequel since Steven Knight (Locke) signed on to write the script, he’s now come out and talked about the direction of the movie.   Knight told »

- Graham McMorrow

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World War Z 2 will be a “clean slate”

20 January 2015 9:02 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s fair to say that everyone feared the worst for the adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel World War Z. From the dodgy trailers to the last-minute re-writes and ending changes, it looked like we were heading for a complete disaster. But, remarkably, World War Z turned out alright (if you ignore that it’s based on a book it has nothing to do with).

It was a box office success too, taking $540 million worldwide, which promoted talk of a sequel. But, since then, it’s been a bit quiet.

Locke writer and director Steven Knight has been hired to write the script for World War Z 2 and spoke to Indiewire about its status. “I thought, ‘why not? What fun.'” he said on his decision write the script. “It’s not quite like the other; we’re starting with clean slate. When [Paramount and Plan B have] signed off, we’re on.”

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- Luke Owen

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‘World War Z 2′ Writer Teases a Whole New Story For Sequel

20 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

One of the biggest movie surprises of 2013 was the success of World War Z. The film hit theaters carrying some significant behind the scenes baggage, but ended up grossing over $200 million in the Us and over $500 million internationally. It was a massive hit and talk of a sequel began to heat up […]

The post ‘World War Z 2′ Writer Teases a Whole New Story For Sequel appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Steven Knight Says 'World War Z' Sequel is Starting with Clean Slate

20 January 2015 8:59 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Early last summer, we learned that Locke director and writer Steven Knight was hired to script a sequel to the intense zombie epidemic thriller World War Z. But since then, we haven't heard anything new on the project. But Thompson on Hollywood recently sat down with the writer, who's still at the treatment stage of writing, and the conversation turned to the progress on the gestating sequel which Brad Pitt will produce again through his Plan B production banner. However, as we've suspected, it doesn't sound like he'll be starring as Knight says, "It’s not quite like the other, we're starting with a clean slate." Read on! Unfortunately, Knight didn't elaborate on what that meant, nor was he asked to go into more detail. But it sounds like the sequel will be more of an anthology companion to World War Z, perhaps following someone else in pursuit of a »

- Ethan Anderton

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World War Z Writer Set To Start Fresh For Sequel With “Clean Slate”

20 January 2015 8:49 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Throughout the course of development, it seemed as though Marc Forester’s big-screen adaptation of World War Z was doomed for failure. Last-minute script changes, creative clashes, not to mention extensive reshoots cultivated a scenario as foreboding and seemingly insurmountable as the zombie apocalypse itself (well, sort of). Fast forward to the present day, however, and after amassing a staggering, wholly surprising $500 million at the global box office, you have a film that has defied the odds, and a sequel that hopes to do one better.

Or, rather, approach the same subject matter — Max Brook’s excellent, eponymous novel — from a different perspective. Granted, it’s an unusual tactic for a sequel to employ, but it’s one that writer Stephen Knight is angling for the World War Z sequel. In an interview with Indiewire, the Oscar-nominated scribe revealed the tidbit:

“I thought, why not? What fun,” says Knight of »

- Michael Briers

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Writer Talks 'World War Z' Sequel

20 January 2015 8:18 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I admit, I was one of the skeptics before I watched World War Z. I loved Max Brooks' book, and, from what I'd heard of the film, it felt like too much of a departure. I ended up enjoying Wwz quite a bit, and with a worldwide gross of over $500,000,000 it appears I wasn't the only one.

It should come as no shock that a sequel is in the works. Last I heard Brad Pitt was returning, but after a comment from World War Z 2's writer, I'm not so sure.

Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things) has been tasked with penning the sequel. I'm a recent interview with Thompson on Hollywood, Knight had the following to say about WWZ2:

"I thought, 'why not? What fun.' It’s not quite like the other, we're starting with clean slate. When they've signed off we're on."

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- Philip Sticco

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World War Z sequel 'a clean slate', says screenwriter Steven Knight

20 January 2015 7:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

World War Z sequel screenwriter Steven Knight has shared an update for the forthcoming blockbuster.

Knight, creator of Peaky Blinders and writer-director of Tom Hardy's Locke, revealed that Paramount's planned follow-up could depart significantly from its predecessor.

Discussing his decision to take on the project, Knight told Indiewire: "I thought, 'Why not? What fun.' It's not quite like the other, we're starting with a clean slate. When they've signed off we're on."

The World War Z sequel will shoot in October for release in 2016.

The Impossible's Ja Bayona will direct the film with Brad Pitt producing through his Plan B company. It is unclear if Brad Pitt will reprise his role as Un investigator Gerry Lane.

World War Z earned more than $540 million at the worldwide box office from a budget of $190 million. Watch the trailer for the film below: »

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'World War Z 2' Will Start with a Clean Slate

20 January 2015 7:06 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

World War Z, which was directed by Marc Forster and starred Brad Pitt as a United Nations investigator trying to stop the spread of a zombie virus, had some well publicized behind-the-scenes struggles and most wrote it off as a disaster before it hit the big screen. But when the movie opened, it proved to be a big hit. Soon after, Paramount green lit a sequel, which we really haven't heard too much about. Now, writer Steve Knight (Eastern Promises; Locke) is opening up about his process on World War Z 2, and he promises something that will be decidedly different than the first movie.

Speaking with IndieWire, Steve Knight revels the simple reason why he signed onto the movie. He then makes it almost sound like a complete reboot of the first installment, which was based on Max Brooks's survival guide:

" "I thought, 'why not? What fun.' »

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World War Z Sequel Starting with ‘Clean Slate’

20 January 2015 6:12 AM, PST | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

In 2013, we got a look at what a $200 Million zombie movie looks like. World War Z, the Brad Pitt-starring, Marc Forster-directed adaptation of Max Brooks’ oral history of the zombie war took on the aesthetic of a disaster blockbuster and rode its wave of digital zombies to box office success. Of course, a…

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- Samuel Zimmerman

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"World War Z" Sequel Starts Afresh

20 January 2015 4:14 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The production may have been troubled, but 2013's "World War Z" proved a smash hit with around half a billion dollars at the box office. Unsurprisingly, talk of a follow-up was soon underway with Juan Antonio Bayona ("The Orphanage," "The Impossible") and Steven Knight ("Locke," "Eastern Promises") linked as direct and writer respectively.

Speaking about his decision to accept the job of penning the zombie sequel, Knight dropped a surprising quote about it in an interview with Indiewire: "I thought, why not? What fun. It’s not quite like the other. We're starting with a clean slate. When [the studio and Brad PItt's Plan B production company] have signed off, we're on!"

By 'clean slate', does that mean the franchise will reboot? The film scored decent notices, but also was subject to complaints about being quite different to the acclaimed Max Brooks book upon which it is based. So a big question now is if the sequel will be »

- Garth Franklin

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World War Z Sequel 'A Clean Slate'

20 January 2015 1:41 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Half a billion dollars at the box office meant that 2013's World War Z was not at all the disaster that many had predicted. Those sorts of numbers obviously lead to sequel talk, with Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) in the frame to direct and Steven Knight (Locke, Hummingbird, Eastern Promises), working on the screenplay. Still at the treatment stage, Knight has just dropped an intriguing bit of intelligence regarding the follow-up. It is, he says mysteriously, "a clean slate"."I thought, why not? What fun," says Knight of his decision to accept the gig penning a blockbuster zombie sequel. "It’s not quite like the other. We're starting with a clean slate. When [the studio and Brad PItt's Plan B production company] have signed off, we're on!"So what does 'clean slate' mean? 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? »

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Jennifer Lawrence Signs Up For James Cameron-Produced The Dive

17 January 2015 3:03 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When the actress with the most box office success signs up to collaborate with the filmmaker that enjoys the same status, it becomes big news very quickly – and so, we have The Dive. The project has been on James Cameron’s back-burner for many years, but never really ccrystallized In 2012, the director officially vacated the helm – a move that opened the door to director Francis Lawrence, riding high after making the majority of the Hunger Games franchise. With Cameron now firmly ensconced in the producer’s chair, Francis Lawrence will shoot The Dive with his Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role.

The film tells the true story of ambition and tragedy, centred on the record-breaking French free-diver, Audrey Mestre, and Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras. Having grown up in a family of diving enthusiasts, Mestre accrued vast experience in underwater sports, and studied marine biology. After meeting the famed free diver, »

- Sarah Myles

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