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Fox Announces Premiere Dates for The Exorcist, Scream Queens Season 2, and Lucifer Season 2

16 June 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“What fresh hell is this?” Fox has officially set calendar slots for their fall TV schedule, including the premiere dates for The Exorcist, Scream Queens Season 2, and Lucifer Season 2.

Inspired by the 1971 novel and the 1973 film that both bear the same name, The Exorcist will make its series premiere on Friday, September 23rd at 9:00pm Est. Scream Queens, meanwhile, will return for its second season on Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00pm Est, and fans of Mr. Morningstar can watch Lucifer Season 2 debut on Monday, September 19th at 9:00pm Est. Below, we have the official press release with full details:

Press Release: Fox has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.

All-new episodes of Gotham and Lucifer return Monday, Sept. 19. On Season Three of Gotham (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt), the origin story continues and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City. Season Two of Lucifer (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) promises to be a mother of a season, as Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is tasked with finding his family’s matriarch, while continuing to take down criminals alongside Lapd Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German).

Tuesday nights of comedy begin Tuesday, Sept. 20 with the return of Brooklyn Nine-nine, New Girl and Scream Queens. Entering its fourth season, Brooklyn Nine-nine (8:00-8:30 Pm Et/Pt) returns after a season finale cliffhanger in which Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and his by-the-book boss, Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), were forced to enter the federal witness protection program. Then, the sixth season of ensemble comedy New Girl (8:30-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) continues to follow Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and the gang as they attempt to find their respective places in the world, while begrudgingly accepting the responsibilities of adulthood – from marriage to career advancement – with often hilarious results.

From award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“The People V. Oj Simpson: American Crime Story,” “American Horror Story,” “Nip/Tuck”), Brad Falchuk (“American Horror Story,” “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”), Season Two of Scream Queens (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) graduates from the college campus and into a hospital with a haunted past, as a new and terrifyingly funny mystery begins. Returning for Season Two are cast members Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin, 2016 Golden Globe Award nominee Jamie Lee Curtis as Cathy Munsch, Lea Michele as Hester Ulrich, Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5, Keke Palmer as Zayday Williams, Billie Lourd as Chanel #3, Glen Powell as Chad Radwell and Niecy Nash as Denise Hemphill. Additional cast members to be announced.

Beginning Sept. 21, Wednesdays are explosive, with the series premiere of Lethal Weapon and the return of Empire. Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, Lethal Weapon (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) follows iconic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) and Murtaugh (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Empire (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), broadcast television’s biggest hit, is a powerful drama about a family at the center of a music dynasty. This season, Empire Entertainment founder Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) sets his sights on a new streaming service; as his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson) pursues a new romantic interest; and his sons, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers), struggle with fame and ambition.

All-new episodes of Rosewood return, followed by the series premiere of Pitch, beginning Thursday, Sept. 22. Set against the vibrant backdrop of one of the world’s hottest cities – Miami – medical procedural Rosewood (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) enters its second season as top private pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. (Morris Chestnut) and tough-as-nails Detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) solve the Miami Pd’s most challenging cases. Pitch (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) is the dramatic and emotional story of Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, “Under The Dome”), who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball – under the glare of a white-hot media spotlight. From executive producer Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”), the inspiring series also stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Franklin & Bash,” “NYPD Blue”), Ali Larter (“Legends,” “Heroes”), Mark Consuelos (“Kingdom,” “All My Children”) and Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”).

Friday nights are terrifyingly entertaining, beginning Sept. 23, with the return of Hell’S Kitchen and the series premiere of The Exorcist. Season 16 of Hell’S Kitchen (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) welcomes a new batch of ambitious chefs who will brave Chef Gordon Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he puts them through an intense culinary academy. Then, The Exorcist (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), the series stars Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”), Alfonso Herrera (“Sense8,” “The Chosen”) and Ben Daniels (“Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”).

Sunday Funday returns beginning Sept. 25, with the season premieres of Emmy Award-winning comedy Bob’S Burgers (7:30-8:00 Pm Et/Pt) and the unprecedented 28th season of The Simpsons (8:00-8:30 Pm Et/Pt), followed by the premiere of hybrid live-action/animated family comedy Son Of Zorn (8:30-9:00 Pm Et/Pt). Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man On Earth, “Horrible Bosses,” “We’re the Millers”), Son Of Zorn follows an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean, who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and teenage son (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”). Rounding out the night are the 14th season premiere of creator Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy (9:00-9:30 Pm Et/Pt) and Season Three of the critically acclaimed live-action comedy The Last Man On Earth (9:30-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), created by and starring Emmy Award nominee Will Forte.

Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are Et/Pt):

Monday, Sept. 19

8:00-9:00 Pm Gotham (Season Three Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm Lucifer (Season Two Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8:00-8:30 Pm Brooklyn Nine-nine (Season Four Premiere)

8:30-9:00 Pm New Girl (Season Six Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm Scream Queens (Season Two Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21

8:00-9:00 Pm Lethal Weapon (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm Empire (Season Three Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 22

8:00-9:00 Pm Rosewood (Season Two Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm Pitch (Series Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 Pm Hell’S Kitchen (Season 16 Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm The Exorcist (Series Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25

7:30-8:00 Pm Bob’S Burgers (Season Seven Premiere)

8:00-8:30 Pm The Simpsons (Season 28 Premiere)

8:30-9:00 Pm Son Of Zorn (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 Pm Family Guy (Season 14 Premiere)

9:30-10:00 Pm The Last Man On Earth (Season Three Premiere)

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Jurassic World Turns One: What Did We Learn and What's Next?

12 June 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Exactly a year ago today, millions of us swamped to theaters all over the world to see a sequel we had been waiting 14 years (though some might argue 22) for. Yes, a year ago today Jurassic World stormed into theaters to the tune of very ridiculous record setting numbers and breathed new life into a beloved franchise that had been basically dead for a decade and a half. Now that we have all had some time to cool down, love it or hate it, this presents a good opportunity to reflect on Jurassic World and understand what it did and what the future of the franchise will be as a result.

Jurassic Park just turned 23 and in case you haven't watched it in a while, it holds up on a level that very few effects heavy films, or any films for that matter, ever do. A few years after that, we got The Lost World which isn't without its problems, but in hind sight is actually a really good sequel and still holds some of the most awesome moments in the franchise. And then Jurassic Park III happened. It takes a lot to almost totally kill a franchise as monumental as the Jurassic Park franchise, but Joe Johnston's third installment damn near did it.

The film is far and away the lowest grossing of the franchise according to Box Office Mojo, it was panned by critics, introduced a very big, dumb dinosaur that killed the face of the franchise and had almost no stakes because none of the characters were allowed to die after the first 30 minutes of the film. After Jurassic Park III, Universal clearly didn't know where to go with it, but development on Jurassic Park 4 started and went through countless iterations ranging from predictable to utterly ridiculous. We've all seen the human/dino hybrid concept art by now.

However, thanks to a simple yet brilliant idea from the series creator Steven Spielberg to have a fully functioning version of Jurassic Park, now we're here. Ever since 1993, we all pretty much knew that it was a bad idea to have a lot of people around man eating dinosaurs, but not one of us who grew up watching the original films wouldn't go to a dinosaur filled version of Disneyland. And that is what Spielberg realized. Jurassic Park III failed for a lot of reasons, but primarily we all just realized that dinosaurs chasing people on an island with no purpose somehow gets old fast. The driving idea behind Jurassic World gave the installment purpose and not only that, but it played heavily on the nostalgia factor of the audience that was going to see it.

Sure, there were prevalent themes of man's relationship to nature and greed present, but really this film was all about nostalgia and on that level, no matter how you feel about Jurassic World, it is incredibly effective. That is why it was able to garner $1.67 billion worldwide, good enough for the number four spot all time, behind only Star Wars, Titanic and Avatar. The film was perhaps the absolute definition of fanservice and it paid off for the studio, sure. But outside of over analytical cynicism, it is hard to imagine anyone didn't enjoy watching the movie and at least have moments of that childlike sense of wonder that the Jp franchise is good for. Plus, Chris Pratt totally rode a motorcycle alongside a pack of raptors.

The potential problem is that Colin Trevorrow and Spielberg put most of their eggs in Jurassic World's basket. They gave us what is by most accounts the Jurassic Park sequel we deserved, but in modern Hollywood one sequel isn't good enough. We are getting at least two more sequels to the film and honestly, it is hard to imagine where anyone can go with it from here that isn't pure Furious 7 style bananas kind of crazy. But here is what we do know will happen and what might happen.

First off, we know that military applications for dinosaurs are going to be a factor. Hopefully we aren't going to venture into raptorman style hybrid territory, but Dr. Henry Wu, played by B.D. Wong, made it off the island with the dino embryos and clearly had some kind of deal worked out with InGen to further their exploration of militarized dinosaurs. First they bred raptors, then they trained raptors. That whole thing. To what degree this idea is going to be explored, we don't exactly know, but we do know we are finally going into the real world with dinosaurs and not just hanging out on an isolated island, or in San Diego for a brief period in 1997.

Trevorrow won't be back to direct Jurassic World 2, but he has worked on the script and story for the sequel and has dropped some big hints about what to expect. Point blank the director has said that this stuff won't be limited to theme parks in the future of the franchise, which actually makes a lot of sense. There are lots of scientific applications for this kind of thing and those seem to be the ideas that will be explored in the future. Here is what Trevorrow said in an interview with Wired about it.

"I feel like the idea that this isn't always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponize it and later on we found it could be used for energy."

Some people may hate on Jurassic World, but if Rotten Tomatoes and box office receipts are to be believed, the vast majority of people are very happy that we got the fourth installment of the franchise. All we can do is hope that new installments won't totally bastardise it, but much like the Transformers franchise, people will very likely turn out in droves no matter what the quality. The only question is, are we going to get another pointless island adventure like Jurassic Park III, or is Universal going to go all out with it and do Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but with dinosaurs? We'll find out when Jurassic World 2 drops on June 22, 2018. »

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New Trailers for Fox's TV Season, Including '24: Legacy,' 'Prison Break,' and 'Lethal Weapons'

17 May 2016 11:13 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It's that time of year again. The TV season is winding down, and with that comes the beginnings of all the anticipation for the next season of TV. 

Fox has thrown together a series of trailers and synopses for shows in their upcoming 2016-2017 Fall/Spring season. Check them all out below!

24: Legacy (Mid-Season Mondays, 8 p.m.) The clock ticks again with 24: Legacy, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning 24. From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24: Live Another Day), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 24), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz (24, 24: Live Another Day), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins (24) and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Legacy chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. »

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Fox’s ‘The Exorcist’ TV Show Gets a Trailer

17 May 2016 9:31 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Yesterday, Fox posted some trailers of shows coming out for the 2016-2017 season. One of those shows is a re-telling of The Exorcist.

Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, The Exorcist returns as a TV series. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), The Exorcist is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera, “Sense8,” “The Chosen”) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself »

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Fox releases trailer for The Exorcist series

16 May 2016 11:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox has released a trailer to their upcoming television series reboot of The Exorcist, which stars Geena Davis as a mother whose daughter begins acting strangely.  Check it out below…

Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, The Exorcist returns as a TV series. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), The Exorcist is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera, “Sense8,” “The Chosen”) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, »

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Exorcist and Lethal Weapon TV Show Trailers Have Arrived

16 May 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, Fox unveiled their full lineup for the 2016-2017 TV season, which includes 13 new shows that will debut both this fall and in midseason. Following the network's upfront presentation today, Fox debuted the first trailers for many of these shows, including the highly-anticipated The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon. We also have the first photos from The Exorcist, which will debut this fall in the Friday 9 Pm time slot, and Lethal Weapon, which is being held for a midseason debut in the Wednesday 8 Pm time slot.

Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, The Exorcist broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, The Exorcist returns as a TV series. Directed by Rupert Wyatt ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), The Exorcist is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family's case of horrifying demonic possession. »

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Watch the First Official Trailer for Fox’s The Exorcist TV Series

16 May 2016 4:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“In my house, there are voices inside the walls.” Familiar music plays at the end of Fox’s first official trailer for The Exorcist TV series.

Although it doesn’t have a specific release date yet, The Exorcist will air on Friday nights at 9:00pm Est beginning this fall:

“Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, Academy Award-nominated “The Exorcist” terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades later, The Exorcist returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), the series stars Alfonso Herrera (“Sense8,” “The Chosen”), Ben Daniels (“Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”) and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”).”

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‘Prison Break,’ ’24: Legacy,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ and More Trailers From Fox’s 2016-17 Season

16 May 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has released the first trailers for the network’s 2016-17 lineup of shows, including revivals of “Prison Break” and “24,” adaptations of “Lethal Weapon” and “The Exorcist,” the latest musical drama from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels, and more.

Fall:

Lethal Weapon

Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, “Lethal Weapon” follows iconic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. From the moment the brash and impulsive Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) meets prudent, by-the-book Roger Murtaugh (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), it seems as if this partnership is doomed. But after their first case together, both realize this arrangement might just work out after all – if Riggs doesn’t get them killed first.

The Exorcist

Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” terrified audiences around the world. »

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Examining Hollywood Remakes: King Kong

16 May 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our series continues with a special installment that compares not just one but Two remakes to a classic original. This week, Cinelinx goes ape and looks at all three versions of King Kong.

 

King Kong was created in 1933 by Universal Pictures and was the prototype for the Kaiju genre, years before Godzilla ever stomped on Tokyo. The image of Kong atop the Empire State Building is one of the most iconic images in the history of film and pop culture. The first film led to a sequel (the Son of Kong), an animated series, lots of rip-offs (Mighty Joe Young, Konga, A*P*E, the Mighty Peking Man) and years later inspired a pair of remakes (Not counting the campy Kaiju films King Kong vs. Godzilla and King Kong Escapes.) After all these years, Kong remains one of the greatest giant movie monsters of all time. Let’s take a »

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Channing Tatum's Gambit was delayed in order to get the script right

13 May 2016 5:18 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

An X-men spin-off film centering around Remy LeBeau has been in the works for a number of years, but time and time again, the project has been delayed. Gambit was originally to be directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes), but he later departed the project due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Doug Liman (Edge Of Tomorrow). The film was initially set to kick off... Read More »

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Sony Taps Fox Consumer Products Chief Jeffrey Godsick (Exclusive)

11 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jeffrey Godsick will step down as president of Fox Consumer Products to become executive vice president of worldwide partnerships for Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, Variety has learned.

In the newly created position, Godsick will  oversee  the global promotion strategies for the studio’s films. The hire reunites Godsick with Tom Rothman, Sony’s film chief, who previously oversaw Fox’s film division. he move is also a homecoming of sorts. Godsick began his careers at Columbia Pictures as an assistant field manager, working on films including “Ghostbusters.” Sony is rebooting the paranormal comedy this summer with a new cast led by Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

Godsick will begin on May 31 and report dually to Domestic Theatrical Marketing President Dwight Caines and International Marketing President Michael Horn.

“Jeffrey is an accomplished marketer with a track record of success leading impactful worldwide partnership campaigns,” said Josh Greenstein, worldwide marketing and distribution president, »

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Tomb Raiding: Rebooting Lara and Where She May Plunder Next

30 April 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on the new Tomb Raider movie reboot…

It’s been a seriously long time coming but, at last, we have a new Lara Croft. Despite Daisy Ridley aggressively campaigning in recent weeks for the part, recent Oscar winner and hot property Alicia Vikander will now be headlining the long-gestated Tomb Raider reboot. It’s potentially superb casting, taking a celebrated actress who very much looks the part, capable of a cut glass English accent, who could revitalise what already should have been one of the biggest and best action adventure franchises out there, were it not for two underwhelming movies that have barely lingered in the memory. Angelina Jolie actually deserved better as Lady Croft, an iconic actress in a legendary role who was saddled with average directors, scripts and plotlines in original Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and later The Cradle of Life. Vikander, we can hope, will »

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James Cameron says there will be four Avatar sequels

14 April 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James Cameron made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon today during the 20th Century Fox presentation, with the filmmaker announcing that we’ll be getting Four sequels to his 2009 box office behemoth Avatar. The filmmaker revealed that the plan is for each sequel to work as an individual story, but forming “a complete saga” together.

Prior to the release of the first movie, Cameron had suggested that he had plans for a further two sequels, before upping that to three in 2012. Avatar 2 was initially announced for release in December 2014 but has been pushed back several times, most recently to avoid Star Wars: Episode VIII. The current plan is for Avatar 2 to arrive in 2018, followed by Avatar 3 in 2020, Avatar 4 is 2022 and Avatar 5 in 2023.

See Also: James Cameron says Avatar sequels have to prove the original wasn’t “some big fluke”

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‘The Jungle Book’ Director Jon Favreau nabs PETA Us Award For CGI Animal Cast

8 April 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

When Jon Favreau set out to direct Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book, which debuts on 8 April in India, he was tasked with bringing to life some of the most iconic animal characters ever seen on screen, from Baloo the bear to Shere Khan the tiger. But rather than relying on abused captive animals to create the film, Favreau turned to advanced computer-generated imagery (CGI), explaining, “It’s amazing what they can do with [creating the appearance of] fur and live-flesh animals, and so every day I go into work it’s astounding what these visual effects artists accomplish.”

The result is a realistic yet mythical world filled with larger-than-life, anthropomorphic animals who live, breathe, fight, and flee amidst lively, lush scenery. And in thanks for Favreau’s compassionate decision, PETA Us is presenting the director with an Innovation in Film Award.

“Forward-thinking directors like Jon Favreau know that the future of film lies in technical wizardry, »

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Gambit delayed yet again as Amazon sets Doug Liman to direct The Wall

29 March 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's beginning to feel as though Gambit just doesn't want to be made; the latest X-men spin-off was originally set to be released in theaters this fall, but after Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) departed the project last year and was replaced by Edge Of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, Fox removed the film from their schedule. Production on Gambit was still supposed to kick off... Read More »

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Channing Tatum's 'Gambit' Delayed by Rewrites, Production Pushed Again

29 March 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Trouble has been brewing around Channing Tatum's "X-Men" spinoff "Gambit" for months, and now, the flick has reportedly suffered another setback. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is undergoing a new series of rewrites, which have pushed production back until later this year. That means that "Gambit"'s planned October 2016 release date has now been canceled completely, and so far no replacement date has been scheduled.

THR reports that "Gambit" director Doug Liman will now direct an entirely different movie during the timeframe he was to shoot the mutant flick, which is now tentatively scheduled to begin production at the end of 2016. "Gambit" is currently in the midst of extensive rewrites, per THR's report, with Tatum's producing partner, Reid Carolin, handling scripting duties for this latest pass over the screenplay.

This is just the newest roadblock for "Gambit," which has had a seemingly never-ending string of problems since »

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Andy Serkis' Imaginarium expands into Asia-Pacific

14 March 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The UK-based motion-capture specialists will build a new facility at Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia.

Andy SerkisThe Imaginarium Studios – the digital production company that he set up with producer Jonathan Cavendish – is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with a new hub in Malaysia.

The Imaginarium Studios Asia-Pacific will serve the Asian and Pacific markets with a new motion-capture facility to be built on the site of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios in Johor.

A small number of staff from the Imaginarium’s London office have relocated to Malaysia for two months to provide training for local technical artists, who will then offer their services from a temporary base at the Pinewood studio from May 2016.

The bespoke motion-capture facility, which will be built with support from media investment outfit Rhizophora Ventures, is scheduled for completion in late 2017.

Tony Orsten, CEO of The Imaginarium Studios, called the move a “huge step” for the studio. He is currently »

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Geena Davis joins Fox’s Exorcist TV pilot

8 March 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Geena Davis has become the latest addition to Fox’s small screen adaptation of The Exorcist, joining a cast that includes Brianne Howey (Scream Queens), Ben Daniels (House of Cards) and Alfonso Herrera (Sense8).

Deadline reports that Davis will play Angela Rance, who is described as follows: “Naturally beautiful, regal and proud but weighed down by stress, Angela does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling. She can’t help but think, however, if perhaps her nightmares about a demon are a sign of what’s wrong.”

The Exorcist is a “modern reimagning” of William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and has been written by Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Project, Fantastic Four), with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) set to direct.

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Geena Davis Joins The Exorcist TV Series

7 March 2016 3:25 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Another new name has been added to the cast of Fox’s The Exorcist TV series, and it should excite fans of Beetlejuice and 1986’s The Fly.

Variety reports that Geena Davis has joined the cast of The Exorcist TV series. Davis is set to play the role of Angela Rance, who “does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling.” Despite her sunny outlook on life, Angela dreams of a demon and wonders if it is related to the problems plaguing her family.

Angela appears to be the mother of Charlotte Rance (Brianne Howey from Scream Queens), a teenager who is potentially possessed by a demon following an intense accident, and Charolotte’s concerned sister, Casey (Hannah Kasulka from The Fosters).

Horror fans are well aware of Geena Davis, who previously starred in David Cronenberg’s The Fly, Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, »

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'The Exorcist' TV pilot just cast an Oscar-winning actress

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Though Geena Davis enjoyed (?) a recurring role on Grey's Anatomy Season 11, she hasn't had a proper small-screen showcase since starring as U.S. president Mackenzie Allen on the short-lived ABC drama Commander in Chief during the 2005-06 TV season. Now, that may be about to change. According to The Wrap, the Oscar winner has been cast in the "theoretical series regular" role of Angela Rance on Fox's The Exorcist, a "modern reinvention" of William Peter Blatty's famous 1971 novel that also served as the basis for William Friedkin's blockbuster 1973 film. Rance is described as "a naturally beautiful, regal and proud woman who is weighed down by stress. Rance does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling. She can’t help but wonder, however, if perhaps her nightmares about a demon are a sign of what’s wrong." The pilot »

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