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War For The Planet Of The Batman
After a few weeks of speculation (and rumours he’d walked away from the offer) Matt Reeves has officially signed on to direct The Batman, rumoured to be going into production this April. “I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” said Reeves. “He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.” Read more about that story here.
Return Of Dick
After nearly 20 years off the big screen, Warner Bros. are giving Dick Grayson his own solo movie as Nightwing, which is set to be helmed by The Lego Batman Movie‘s Chris McKay. The story was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, and McKay retweeted »
- Luke Owen
A few weeks ago it was reported that the pre-sales for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast were rivalling those of a superhero movie, and now comes word that the live-action adaptation is tracking a domestic opening weekend of between $100 and $120 million in North America.
Should it hit the top end of the range, it would overtake Alice in Wonderland’s $116 million for the third-biggest March opening weekend behind The Hunger Games ($152 million) and record holder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opened last year with $166 million.
Disney’s previous live-action take on its animated back catalogue, The Jungle Book, grossed $103 million in its opening weekend last April, and went on to earn $966.6 million worldwide.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions »
- Gary Collinson
Kayti Burt Feb 24, 2017
An Education director Lone Scherfig turns her attention to another female-centric historical drama...
Gemma Arterton plays Catrin Cole, a young woman hired as a scriptwriter by the British Ministry of Information during World War II. The job? To add a 'woman's touch' to one of the propaganda films the Ministry is making to boost morale.
Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games, Me Before You) plays the cynical producer of the film and Billy Nighy (who, let's face it, needs no filmography introduction) plays the aging actor who stars in the film, which tells the story of Dunkirk.
The film is described as a 'dramedy', which seems like a relatively novel approach to a WWII-era film. Scherfig has proven herself adept »
Power Rangers character posters!
Lionsgate have released some new Power Rangers character posters ahead of its release next month.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
The film stars Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, Rj Cyler(Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, »
- Paul Heath
22 February 2017 5:43 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Expect a monster of an opening when Disney's Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17.
Early tracking suggests the movie could reach $120 million in its North American debut, according to those with access to prerelease surveys. Disney insiders are being more cautious, saying $100 million-plus, considering tracking hasn't been entirely reliable as of late.
Anything above $100 million would mark one of the top showings for the month of March. The current record holder is last year's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with $166.1 million, followed by The Hunger Games with $152.5 million in 2012 and »
- Pamela McClintock
"I've never been a goal-oriented person. I never have in my entire life set one goal, I don't think," admits Josh Hutcherson. We're meeting at his publicist's office in West Hollywood and I've just asked if, after spending half a decade playing, promoting and generally being Peeta from The Hunger Games, the 24-year-old wrapped up his time on the franchise with an idea of the next steps he wanted to take in his career. Hutcherson, his dark hair tousled and scruff dusting his square jawline, leans forward as he elaborates, "I think that the idea of a goal means that you're focused on getting there, instead of being in the moment."
While Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemswoth leveraged their franchise clout to land more blockbuster jobs, traversing the galaxy in action-adventure rom-coms or fighting off alien resurgences, Hutcherson took a step back. "It wasn't about, like, proving to people I could do something else, as much as »
In action films so often it’s all about the gun or the fist, archery has taken the back seat as an inferior way of combat. There has been a slight change lately of course with The Hunger Games and The Avengers with Hawkeye and his exploding arrows; it is nice to see that when archery is featured it’s more about skill and precision than just point and shoot. The archer is skilled and a master of his art, in warfare he could be compared to the modern day sniper, having to take into consideration things like wind speed and direction. War of the Arrows is a film that takes this to a new level, showing how the archer could be the difference between victory and defeat.
When Nam Yi witnesses the »
- Paul Metcalf
Having established himself as an actor, Josh Hutcherson has now moved behind the camera. The Hunger Games co-star’s short film ‘Ape’ is the most buzzed-about entry with The Big Script, a five-video filmmaking series now available through Conde Nast Entertainment (Cne)’s owned-and-operated video platform The Scene.
The Big Script is a collaboration between Cne, Hutcherson’s Turkeyfoot Productions, and Indiginous Media, a studio founded in 2014 by a trio of entertianment industry vets. The project’s producers combed through thousands of screenplays from Hollywood’s Black List before settling on five to adapt into short films. The resulting videos range from 11 to 17 minutes in length, and four of them are directed by their writers. The lone exception is ‘Ape,’ which Hutcherson directed from a screenplay written by Jon Johnstone.
With The Big Script, Cne, Indiginous, and Turkeyfoot are hoping to introduce viewers to the “next generation of great storytellers, »
- Sam Gutelle
“Ape,” a psychological thriller directed by Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games,” “The Kids Are Alright”), debuted today on the Conde Nast-owned digital platform The Scene. The fifteen-minute film stars Hutcherson as a schizophrenic teen battling hallucinations, with a script by Jon Johnstone.
The film is part of a new emerging filmmakers initiative from Conde Nast Entertainment, Indigenous Media, and Josh and Michelle Hutcherson’s Turkeyfoot Productions, called The Big Script. Citing an increase in major studio tent pole films, The Big Script aims to find and produce “independently created content that can thrive on digital/emerging platforms” and is “driven by unique voices.”
Read More: Female Filmmakers Are ‘Grossly Underrepresented’ When It Comes to Directing Opportunities, New Study Finds
Partnering with The Black List script database, the five films were chosen from over 2,000 submissions, with the only requirement being that the film feature characters in their late teens to late twenties. »
- Jude Dry
You can add Josh Hutcherson to the list of actors who are also directors. The Hunger Games star makes his directorial debut with Ape, a new short about a young man (Hutcherson) with mental illness. The film is part of The Big Script, a series of five shorts produced by Hutcherson and his mom Michelle Hutcherson's Turkeyfoot Productions, Indigenous Media and Condé Nast Entertainment. "I've always wanted to direct," Hutcherson tells me. "Directing definitely preceded acting for me. Before I really actually started in the business, I was directing my friends in movies in Kentucky. But they hated every moment of it and would quit often, so I didn't finish one of those projects. Now I'm »
The FremantleMedia Australia production, described as a “re-imagining” of Joan Lindsay’s novel, centers on the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and a teacher on Valentine’s Day in 1900.
The teachers of Appleyard College for Young Ladies will be played by French actress Lola Bessis (“Cassandra,” “Swim Little Fish Swim”), recently included in Interview magazine’s list of “Hollywood’s most wanted” acting talent; Yael Stone (“Orange Is the New Black,” “Deep Water”); Anna McGahan (“The Doctor Blake Mysteries,” “Anzac Girls”); and Sibylla Budd (“Tomorrow When the War Began,” “Winners & Losers”).
Shooting starts in Victoria, Australia, later this month. Screen Australia and Film Victoria have contributed production investment.
Foxtel head of drama Penny Win said: “The accomplished cast … will give new forms to Joan Lindsay’s iconic characters as the »
- Leo Barraclough
So you think you can cosplay? Syfy will see about that.
The network is launching a new reality competition series, Cosplay Melee, that pits the world’s best costume performers against one another each week for a $10,000 prize. Community alum Yvette Nicole Brown will host the series, which debuts Tuesday, March 21 at 10/9c.
Melee looks to be following the formula of Syfy’s hit special-effects makeup competition Face Off, currently in its eleventh season. Each episode, four world-class cosplayers will go head-to-head, creating not just full-body costumes, but »
Jones will oversee all creative development and business operations for the Los Angeles-based Vr studio. Blackthorn is known for the Vr series “The Abbot’s Book,” which was part of the 2016 Sundance film festival’s New Frontier program, and the fantasy film “Dragonflight,” featured at last year’s Tribeca film fest.
Michael Conelly, creative director and president of Blackthorn, said Jones’ background in the cable business would help the company expand its operations. Jones is the first to serve in the CEO spot at the company founded in 2014.
“The field is evolving quickly, but content remains king and Larry’s background in entertainment meshes perfectly with our vision for a Vr-first studio cultivating a library of cutting-edge, story-driven experiences that our audiences will literally step into in the coming years,” Conelly said.
Jones left TV Land »
- Cynthia Littleton
Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a batch of promotional images for Star Ace Toys upcoming Katniss Everdeen sixth scale collectible figure which is based on the likeness of Jennifer Lawrence from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1; take a look here…
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The Hunger Games films catapulted Jennifer Lawrence to movie star status and became one of the most successful film franchises of all time. This sixth scale collectible figure of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen captures the young archer in her battle-ready uniform from Mockingjay, Part 1. The figure features her armor with black wings attached with magnets, a magnetized quiver, multiple hands and the flag of the Resistance.
The Katniss Everdeen collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $239.99 and is expected to ship April-May »
- Amie Cranswick
Irish actor Ciarán Hinds, best known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is the latest addition to Red Sparrow, the espionage thriller in the works from Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games).
Hinds will play a high-ranking Russian official known as Zyugonov, who presides over much of the country’s intelligence agency. In light of today’s casting coup, he now joins an ensemble that includes Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Joely Richardson and Jennifer Lawrence, marking the latter’s first collaboration with Francis Lawrence post-Panem. Indeed, the Oscar-winner has laid claim to a juicy role in Red Sparrow, after securing the part of Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova more than a year ago.
Under the cast-iron bureaucracy of Russian intelligence, Dominika is trained as a seductress, one considered indispensable in the mission of surveilling budding CIA officer Nathaniel Nash (Edgerton). It tees up »
- Michael Briers
In honor of Valentine's, Lionsgate decided to use the holiday as an interesting opportunity for some promotion. They let the villain from the movie, Rita Repulsa, take over the official Power Rangers movie twitter account. While there were some amusing tweets, the best thing that came from the takeover was a brand new image of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa from Power Rangers.
The keys to the Power RangersTwitter account were turned over to Rita Repulsa, or at least, whoever was tweeting as Rita Repulsa, early in the day on Valentine's Day and the takeover lasted most of the day. The first thing that was shared was a brand new image of Elizabeth Banks as Rita and even though it isn't a still from the actual movie, it offers a really good look at the villain's costume and signature weapon. Here is how the picture was captioned.
"It's Valentine's Day, »
Exclusive: John Curran is now in talks to develop and direct the TV series planned about Lou Pearlman, the manager/producer of Nsync and the Backstreet Boys who was also running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of about $300M dollars. Toby Jones (The Hunger Games franchise, The Coldest City) is attached to star in the series. Curran is well-suited to direct the Lou Pearlman project. He is just completing the film Chappaquiddick based on Ted Kennedy and the… »
Director Stella Meghie‘s (Jean of the Joneses) adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s novel, Everything, Everything, looks like a movie that’ll get some moviegoers reaching for a kleenex box. The romance stars Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) and Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) in a love story about a teenage girl who can’t ever leave the house. Below, watch the Everything, Everything trailer. 18-year-old Maddy Whittier […]
The post ‘Everything, Everything’ Trailer: This Summer’s Potential Ya Tearjerker appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
15 February 2017 5:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Mahershala Ali, just a few months ago, was all but unknown outside a small coterie in the entertainment industry. Despite more than a decade of solid credits in movies like The Hunger Games and such Netflix series as House of Cards and Luke Cage, the actor kept a low, paparazzi-less profile.
That all changed with Moonlight, the low-budget drama about an African-American boy's odyssey to manhood, which became a sensation in August at the Telluride Film Festival and is nominated for eight Oscars. Playing the kindly drug dealer Juan, Ali drew notice as the film's breakout star (and further kudos »
- Mahershala Ali, as told to Stephen Galloway
Nobody knows action movies better than the minds behind John Wick: Chapter 2, director Chad Stahelski and stunt coordinator J.J. Perry. Both have been in the business for decades, though most people probably don't know their names. They started as stunt performers, doubling for the stars of movies like Blade, Point Break, Mortal Kombat, The Matrix, and 300. They both have also been the stunt coordinators and/or second unit directors for action in movies like Captain America: Civil War, The Hunger Games, Warrior, The Tournament, and even the upcoming The Fate of the Furious. Basically, Stahelski and Perry really, really, really know their stuff. So when we asked them for a simple list of their top five action movies they thought people should see before they die, they...
- Peter Hall
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