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With production underway on the long-rumoured sequel to 1996’s sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day, producer Dean Devlin has posted an image of himself on the set of the follow-up alongside Jeff Goldblum, who returns to the role of David Levinson…
Independence Day 2 is set for release on June 24th 2016, with Roland Emmerich directing returning stars Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner and Bill Pullman alongside new additions Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac), Maika Monroe (It Follows), Sela Ward (The Day After Tomorrow), Joey King (Wish I Was Here) and Jessie Usher (When The Game Stands Tall).
- Gary Collinson
Cannes –Adding another building block to the most powerful indie distribution structure in the world, Euro film-tv group Studiocanal has signed an output deal for Switzerland with indie film distributor Impuls Pictures on all Studiocanal international productions.
The news comes as the Weinstein Company U.S. pickup “Macbeth,” co-financed, distributed and sold by Studiocanal world premiered at Cannes to impressive reviews, and the Studiocanal-sold “Early Man” and competition player “Mon roi” have near sold out at Cannes.
The Studiocanal-Impuls pact takes in Studiocanal’s flagship titles at Cannes such as Aardman’s Nick Park-directed “Early Man,” unveiled just before the market, Stephen Frears’ “The Program” (pictured) with Ben Foster, “We Are Your Friends,” nWave’s “Robinsoe Crusoe,” the latest Ben Stassen 3D movie, and the “Untitled Donald Crowhurst Project,” from James Marsh, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.
Studiocanal’s Marsh and Pierre Mazars, VP of international sales, »
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
“Jurassic World” is shaping up to be a box office monster.
The latest installment in Universal Pictures’ “when dinosaurs attack” franchise doesn’t hit theaters until June 12, but pre-release tracking suggests it will feast on an opening weekend of $100 million or more — an impressive debut for a franchise that hasn’t released a new chapter in more than a decade.
“The trailers are connecting in such a big way,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.
Pre-release ticket sales have been robust since they kicked off on May 15, and Fandango reports that the film is one of its top five best sellers this week.
Time appears to have made the heart grow fonder for Universal and Steven Spielberg’s prehistoric reptiles. Though the first film shattered box office records and the second installment was the third highest grossing film of 1997 (both pics were helmed by Spielberg »
- Brent Lang
Charlene McKenna is going from A.D. to B.C. (and the B.C. stands for Bear Cave).
The project — based on the first of Jean M. Auel’s six-book series — takes place more than 25,000 years ago, when Neanderthals shared the Earth with the first early modern humans and a band of cave »
With its lush, tropical rainforests and white sandy beaches, Hawaii makes the perfect stand-in for various movie locales. So throw a lei around your neck, tie a grass skirt around your waist and get ready for our list of movies you probably didn’t know were filmed in Hawaii. The Hunger Games – Catching Fire (2013) Katniss fights for her life in the arena, which she eventually destroys with a well-aimed shot of her arrow. The setting, which features water and...
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new Us/Can May 26 streaming only The Duff Timbuktu The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) Project Almanac dvd/streaming The Loft Seventh Son new UK May 25 streaming only Beyond the Lights Trash A Dark Reflection Inherent Vice Kingsman: The Secret Service Mortdecai Return to Sender Son of a Gun Bypass Jurassic City Tusk dvd/streaming Big Hero 6 The Emperor’s New Clothes Honeytrap Testament of Youth Wild Spring
more recent releases Us/Can streaming only Advanced Style Alex of Venice Belle Camp X-ray Citizenfour Every Secret Thing Frequencies The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I Last Days in Vietnam Mistaken for Strangers Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts Oscar Nominated Live-Action Shorts Particle Fever Pump Rich »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The youtube channel Bad Lip Reading does what the name suggests, as they read lips of performers in popular movies and tv shows, among other things, but do so poorly. In the process, they come up with character motivations and storylines that widely differ from the official version. The group have previously tackled movies such as The Hunger Games series, which turns Peeta into a Druid and Katniss into a singer, and tv shows such as The Walking Dead, which sees Tyreese and Rick squabble over an apple.
The channel’s newest video takes on the 2012 hit feature The Avengers. With the film’s sequel recently hitting theatres, Bad Lip Reading went back to look at the film, with their own version of the tale, titled Redneck Avengers: Tulsa Nights, discovering Black Widow giving “Percy” her knife because he got his sweat on it, while Thor and Loki squabble over »
- Deepayan Sengupta
A few months ago, Evan Ross released a lyric video for his new song, "How to Live Alone." The song was inspired by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay actor's wife, Ashlee Simpson. In short, Ross, 26, sings about how he'd rather live alone than be without his true love. (The two married in August and Simpson, 30, is now pregnant with their first child.) Ross, whose mom is music legend Diana Ross, has now released a new version of the song that features T.I. Available on iTunes, "How to Live Alone" will be the first single from Ross' upcoming debut album. "This song means so much to me, as a songwriter and also for what it stands for," he tells me. "I feel so lucky to »
This year, Lionsgate finds itself in the same position that Warner Bros. was in a few years back. Its golden goose franchise—The Hunger Games—is coming to an end, and the studio is trying to find ways to bolster up its slate. Given that Catching Fire and Mockingjay – Part 1 were the #1 and #2 movies, respectively, of 2013 and 2014, it’s certainly gonna hurt not to have that kind of revenue coming in next year. But the studio is doing all it can to get some new franchises going, and fresh off this morning’s news that Now You See Me 3 is already in development comes word that the studio’s upcoming adaptation of The Odyssey will span a number of films. We learned last month that director Francis Lawrence—who has helmed every Hunger Games film except the first—is reteaming with Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson and Lionsgate on an »
- Adam Chitwood
To celebrate the release of Wild, out on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 25th, we’ve got an exclusive clip to share with you plus a great feature that takes a look at some inspirational female film creations.
Wild recounts the reckless behaviour of Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon), who makes a rash decision to embark on a challenging trek across the Pacific Crest Trail. With absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles all on her own — in what becomes an unforgettable journey of transformation and redemption that strengthens and ultimately heals her. First up, here’s your clip:
Wonderfully, women playing strong, iconic and inspirational characters in film has grown over the decades. From famous icons such as Lucile Ball to Jennifer Lawrence – women in film today have created some of the most inspirational characters, touching hearts and minds worldwide.
Some of these characters have represented the challenges, »
- Dan Bullock
Neville Longbottom is starring in a movie with Daenerys Targaryen and Finnick Odair! This week, Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis took to Instagram to share a cute picture with Game of Thrones's Emilia Clarke, as the two stars are filming the movie adaptation of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Emilia isn't the only Game of Thrones actor in the movie, either; Charles Dance, aka Tywin Lannister, is also in the film. As if those crossovers aren't exciting enough, Sam Claflin from The Hunger Games also stars in the film opposite Clarke, with the pair playing the main characters, William and Louisa. Lewis's role hasn't been confirmed, but he and Claflin already look to be getting along, as they posed for a picture in matching shirts, calling out the fact that they also share the same birthday. Too cute, right? Keep reading for more pictures of the cast hanging out together, »
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Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike Xxl” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.
Magic Mike Xxl opens in the States on July »
- Gary Collinson
The cast for Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day 2 is shaping up to be a mixture of familiar and fresh faces, with franchise vets and newcomers both factoring into the new film. Today brings word that up-and-comer Garrett Wareing, who recently broke out in the acclaimed drama Boychoir, has booked a supporting role in the pic.
Wareing will play a boy who winds up in hiding with America’s First Family when aliens return to menace humankind.
He joins a cast of franchise newbies including Maika Monroe (The Guest, It Follows), Liam Hemsworth (Paranoia, The Hunger Games), Jessie Usher (Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse), Travis Tope (Men, Women & Children), Sela Ward (Gone Girl) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac), along with returning stars Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox and Judd Hirsch.
- Isaac Feldberg
CEO Jon Feltheimer made the disclosure Friday in response to a question during the company’s conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. “Our deal with Francis contemplates more than one movie,” he said.
Lawrence took over directing duties on the final three “Hunger Games” movies (including the upcoming “Mockingjay — Part 2”) after Gary Ross exited following the first film. Jacobson has also produced all four films through her Color Force producing banner.
“The Odyssey” is believed to have been »
- Dave McNary
From humble sleeper hit to bona fide series, the story behind Lionsgate’s Now You See Me franchise has been one riddled with success, and even though The Second Act isn’t set to slink into theaters until 2016, the studio has went one step further to greenlight a third installment in the crime caper franchise.
Speaking at an earnings call earlier today, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed that the studio has entered the “early planning” stage in relation to the threequel, and a Now You See Me 3 dovetails with the company’s plan to double down on bankable franchises. Back in 2013, the original movie pulled in an impressive $350 million at the worldwide box office off the back of a $75 million budget, and Lionsgate will be hoping to increase this profit margin moving forward.
In fact, it’s a trend seen across the studio’s roster of IP, what with the »
- Michael Briers
Lionsgate has reported earnings of $19.6 million, or 14 cents a share, for its fourth fiscal quarter that ended on March 31 — down 60% from a year ago — in a report that left investors unshaken.
The studio’s fiscal year earnings increased 20% to $181.8 million. Quarterly revenues, on the other hand, dropped 10% to $646.1 million and fiscal year revenues declined 9% to $2.4 billion.
The report was issued Thursday after the market closed but Wall Street appeared to take the news in stride. The stock rose 12 cents to $32.10 a share in after-hours trading.
Lionsgate noted it had 10 wide release films in the fiscal year compared to 13 in the prior year. It anticipates 14 wide release theatrical films in the current fiscal year.
Free cash flow in the quarter jumped 161% to $157.2 million as of March 31. Free cash flow for all of fiscal 2015 was $261.6 million, marking the third straight year in which Lionsgate delivered over $250 million in free cash flow.
- Dave McNary
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have continued the promotional push for the upcoming sci-fi action sequel/reboot Terminator Genisys with a new TV spot for the film, which you can watch below…
See Also: Character posters for Terminator Genisys
When John Connor (Jason Clarke, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Insurgent) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
- Gary Collinson
Lionsgate announced today that principal photography has commenced in Atlanta on the feature film adaptation of The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1, the third installment of the blockbuster Divergent action adventure franchise, starring Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, and Academy Award nominated Naomi Watts.
After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, in Allegiant Part 1 Tris (Shailene Woodley) must escape with Four (Theo James) beyond the Wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it.
Golden Globe nominated Jeff Daniels joins the cast.
- Michelle McCue
2012: the year the movie universe sparked, Universal struggled, and young adult adaptations really took off...
The big blockbusters of summer 2011 were the ones that followed fairly straightforward rules. The majority of them were sequels in linear movie franchises - Harry Potter, Transformers, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Fast & Furious - and it felt for the most part like a template was being followed.
Sure, there were surprises. Bridesmaids broke through and proved to be a massive R-rated hit. X-Men: First Class, meanwhile, came through unscathed - and in fine shape - from its reboot, whilst Jj Abrams took us temporarily back to the 1980s with Super 8. But other than that, the pattern was set: the big, pre-ordained films took the lion's share of the cash, and regular sequels were the order of the day.
The signs of change were there in 2011, of course. Thor was a bigger hit than most were expecting, »
Oh, the prophesized hero – the well-worn (but much-loved) trope of fantasy films and actioners alike.
There are so many heroes that almost fit into this category.
You could argue that The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen – forced into heroics by militarized peer-pressure – or any of the time-travelling Connors in the Terminator franchise were “predestined” of some sort to be heroes. EvenStar Wars' Anakin Skywalker, a Jedi with more midichlorians than he deserves, had a handful of heroic moments before he turned to the Dark Side – and sometimes a hero’s prophecy turns out to be bogus, like in The Lego Movie.
But, for now, let’s just stick to the prophesized protagonists – those select few who became legends (and more often than not received mysterious names starting with “The”) before they even earned it.
Here are just five of our favourite “Chosen Ones” on film. For more, check out the »
- Sasha James
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