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As the outlet notes, this is the second project that the actress has bowed out of recently, after parting ways with Lionsgate’s The Glass Castle. It’s understood that Boyhood helmer Richard Linklater remains attached to The Rosie Project, and the search for a new actress to fill a role said to be tailored for Lawrence begins now.
Scripted by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, Linklater’s is designed to remain overly faithful to Simsion’s source material, orbiting around a reclusive genetics professor who seems to have hatched a scientifically proven survey to find a compatible life partner. During his research, he crosses paths with a young woman called Rosie Jarman, who effectively upends the professor’s »
- Michael Briers
Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer plays a woman seeking her sister amidst a wicked wilderness in The Forest. Ahead of the film's January 8th release, Gramercy Pictures has released a new poster for fans to gaze into.
"Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.” Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying »
- Derek Anderson
The film is currently without a distributor but insiders say the “Black Swan” director has begun reaching out to actors with hopes to begin shooting this spring. Lawrence is currently filming the Sony Pictures sci-fi drama “Passengers,” but with “The Hunger Games” and “X-Men” franchises no longer on her schedule, she’ll have more availability beginning in 2016.
Lawrence has become one of the more in-demand talents in town; several projects are being developed for her, but nothing has been given the greenlight for the production.
As for the director, Aronofsky had been eyeing a handful of projects, including an »
- Justin Kroll
Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller.
A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.”
Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.
- Michelle McCue
Double Take recently launched ten new comic book series set in the world of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead. One of my favorite stories of the first wave, Jeff McComsey's Z-Men, follows a pair of Secret Service agents sent to Evans County to investigate the escalating chaos, and it's now been announced that Lionsgate and Double Take are teaming up for a feature film adaptation of McComsey's "Nervous in the Service" series.
Press Release: Santa Monica, CA and New York, NY, October 13, 2015 – Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf), a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with comic book publisher Double Take (2T), a subsidiary of leading video game developer and publisher Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: Ttwo), for the film adaptation of the graphic novel Z-Men, the two companies announced today.
Written by preeminent zombie creator Jeff McComsey, Z-Men is the flagship title in Double Take’s recently »
- Derek Anderson
‘I’m over trying to find the adorable way to state my opinion,’ the Oscar winner says of her disappointment at finding she was paid less than her male co-stars
The Hunger Games actor for the first time addresses revelations from the Sony hack that she earned considerably less than her male co-stars in American Hustle, despite her major role in the film and bankable status as a Hollywood A-lister and Oscar winner.
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- Nigel M Smith
Lionsgate has promoted veteran executive Shaun Barber to exec VP and general sales manager of domestic theatrical distribution.
Barber played a key role in overseeing “The Hunger Games” franchise, which has grossed over $2.3 billion worldwide for its three films. The final movie, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,” is due out Nov. 20.
The studio said the promotion reflects its expanding motion picture operations, including “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” franchises, “Now You See Me 2,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” “John Wick 2,” “La La Land” and the first film based on Saban’s Power Rangers.
Lionsgate has been expanding its development on mainstream titles that will receive wide releases, aiming to boost its output from 15 or 16 in 2016 to about 18 to 20 in 2017.
- Dave McNary
Danny Green is directing from a script by Preston Whitmore (“This Christmas”), based on the Teri Woods novel and centered on the tumultuous relationship between a young woman who hails from the projects of Philadelphia and a crime-laden young millionaire who introduces her to his fast-paced and dangerous lifestyle. The story is set in ’80s Philadelphia as the couple navigates through the unforgiving and cyclical world of sex, drugs and money.
Principal filming began recently in Los Angeles.
Short was a regular on ABC’s “Scandal. »
- Dave McNary
23 years ago today, James Doohan reprised his iconic “Star Trek” role as Montgomery Scott when he appeared in an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” In that October 12, 1992 episode, written by Ronald D. Moore, the crew of the Enterprise discover Scotty’s life form on a Federation transport ship that’s been missing for 75 years. Rematerialized aboard the Enterprise, Scotty raises a glass to his absent crew members. We raise a glass to sci-fi logic that gives us the return of characters who should be long-dead. It was the first “Star Trek” episode directed by Alexander Singer, who went on to direct several more “Tng,” “Deep Space Nine” and “Voyager” episodes. “Having Jimmy Doohan there, I felt I was in the middle of some kind of mythic experience,” he later said. Other notable October 12 happenings in pop culture history: •1969: The “Paul is dead” conspiracy took off when a »
- Emily Rome
“Pan” was supposed to provide a fresh spin on the oft-told tale of the boy who could fly, but the pricey epic remained earthbound last weekend, opening to an anemic $15.3 million.
That disastrous start guarantees it will rank alongside other costly misses like “Jupiter Ascending” and “Tomorrowland” as one of the year’s biggest box office disasters. With an $150 million price tag, Warner Bros. could lose tens of millions on a film it hoped would kick off a new fantasy franchise.
When the dust settles and studio executives comb through the wreckage for clues about what doomed the adventure film, it appears that it will suffer from two fatal and seemingly contradictory flaws. “Pan” was both overly formulaic and too wild a deviation from J.M. Barrie’s beloved children’s classic to succeed.
The film’s narrative thrust — its “chosen one” story about a savior meant to liberate a people »
- Brent Lang
If you took Lord of the Rings and The Hunger Games and tossed them in a blender built by The CW, you might end up with something like MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles Nycc trailer. Based on the novels by Terry Brooks, the fantasy drama follows a post-apocalyptic society threatened by demonic forces. The only hope for salvation rests in the […]
The post ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ Nycc Trailer: MTV Goes on a Fantasy Adventure appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Leven Rambin and Jim Parrack are married! The couple, who got engaged in August 2014, tied the knot on Saturday in Buda, TX. Leven, who is known for her roles in The Hunger Games and True Detective, took to Instagram on Sunday to share a few snaps from their big day, including a photo of their dog and a close-up shot of her stunning wedding rings. "#married," she captioned the photo of them holding hands. In another shot, Leven and Jim pose in front of a beautiful garden. "Thank you for marrying me @parrack120!!!! I love you, husband! photo by @heathercuriel," the actress wrote. Jim also took to social media to send his new wife an adorable shout-out. "Ladies and Gentlemen; my wife, Mrs. Parrack @levenrambin Thank you for igniting my life and for choosing me to be your husband and for being my loving wife. #husband #wife Photo by @heathercuriel, »
- Caitlin Hacker
As Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen prepares to do battle one last time, the young adult saga should be celebrated for its representation of political struggle
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not, according to a recent poll, the most highly anticipated movie of 2015: offering filmgoers their final chance to see Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen on the big screen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is on course to outrun its much-hyped space-opera rival.
Related: Final Hunger Games movie 'more anticipated' than new Star Wars film
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- Ben Child
The best of friends! Jennifer Lawrence gave Aziz Ansari a piggyback ride as the pair left the Saturday Night Live afterparty at the Wayfarer Restaurant in NYC on Saturday, Oct. 10. The Hunger Games star, 25, celebrated her Bff Amy Schumer’s first time hosting of the NBC show. In the cute photos Ansari can be seen riding on the Oscar winner’s back as they both smile and laugh. The Silver Linings Playbook star looked cute in a gray high-neck crop top and low-waisted flared trousers, while the Parks [...] »
Special Mention: Battle Royale
Written and directed by Kinji Fukasaku
The concept of The Hunger Games owes much to Koushun Takami’s cult novel Battle Royale, adapted for the cinema in 2000 by Kinji Fukasaku. The film is set in a dystopian alternate-universe, in Japan, with the nation utterly collapsed, leaving 15 percent unemployed and 800,000 students boycotting school. The government passes something called the Millennium Educational Reform Act, which apparently provides for a class of ninth-graders to be chosen each year and pitted against one another on a remote island for 3 days. Each student is given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water, and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred fight to the death. With 48 contestants, only one will go home alive. Yes, this has been often cited as the original Hunger Games; whether or not Suzanne Collins borrowed heavily »
- Ricky Fernandes
Sometimes it’s psychological. Sometimes it’s visceral. It can be a masked killer’s twisted pastime. A labyrinth our poor heroes must find their way out of. Perhaps a nasty round of torture by the Big Bad. Whatever it is, the sick feeling of impending doom overcomes us as we realize the characters might not make it out alive. Sometimes they can think their way through. Sometimes they can fight. But when the exits are closed and the madman decides to get creative, all bets are off.
Director Juan López Moctezuma came along during the new wave of 70′s Mexican genre pics that expressed radical and subversive views. An important intellectual figure in Mexico in the fifties, sixties, and seventies, Moctezuma produced Jodorowsky’s El Topo and Fando Y Lis. Of his three horror films (which also includes Mansion of Madness, »
The Us mini-major has signed an Svod and Tvod deal with iQIYI covering the latest Hunger Games and Divergent installments.
Lionsgate has signed a long-term output deal with Chinese online video platform iQIYI on a package of Lionsgate and third-party feature films.
The deal covers subscription video on demand (Svod) and transactional video on demand (Tvod) rights for films streaming on iQIYI’s platforms, which have more than500 million unique users. iQIYI will have an exclusive Svod and Tvod window for Lionsgate theatrical titles and, according to a statement from the two companies “will enable broadcasting of these titles and make a major promotional commitment on their platform for them.”
The package includes The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (pictured), Divergent Series: Allegiant, Now You See Me 2, Deepwater Horizon, Sicario, Nerve,The Shack and Lala Land.
“We’re thrilled to partner with iQIYI, a major game changer and one of the largest and fastest-growing digital platforms in China »
Lionsgate and Chinese online video platform iQIYI have entered a long-term output deal for movies from the studio as well as third-party titles. The pact gives iQIYI an exclusive Svod and Tvod window on the films and includes a major promotional commitment. Under the deal are such upcoming movies as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2; Divergent Series: Allegiant; and action-thriller Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, John Malkovich, Dylan… »
Lionsgate has signed a deal to distribute many of its high-profile films on iQiyi, China’s largest streaming platform.
The deal covers both subscription and transactional VOD for Lionsgate titles including: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2”; “Allegiant,” the next film in the Divergent franchise; “Now You See Me 2”; action film “Deepwater Horizon”; ‘Sicario”; the teen thriller “Nerve”; “The Shack,” starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer; and the Emma Stone musical “Lala Land.”
iQiyi, controlled by Baidu, runs video platforms that have more than 500 million unique users. Under the deal, it will have an exclusive Svod and Tvod window for the Lionsgate titles and make a major promotional commitment on their platform for those movies.
“We’re thrilled to partner with iQiyi, a major game changer and one of the largest and fastest-growing digital platforms in China,” said Lionsgate Executive VP of International Sales Wendy Reeds. “They will provide a »
- Dave McNary
In a competitive situation, Warner Bros. TV has acquired the rights to Kresley Cole’s popular series of young adult novels The Arcana Chronicles for Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s studio-based Offspring Entertainment. Writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) has been brought in to pen an adaptation of the first book in the series, Poison Princess. In the vein of Ya staples like The Hunger Games, The Selection and Divergent, Poison Princess is a… »
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