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Liam Hemsworth Joins Independence Day 2

22 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Liam Hemsworth has found fame with supporting roles in The Expendables and The Hunger Games franchises, but he has yet to carve out the same leading man career as his older brother Chris.

That could all be about to change however as the Aussie actor is now being eyed for a leading role in Rolan Emmerich’s Independence Day sequel (which is also being referred to as ID Forever).

Will Smith won’t be reprising the role which helped to make him famous back in 1996, but there have been rumours that Fantastic Four star Michael B. Jordan may play his now adult son in the movie. A cameo could still happen, but it seems unlikely when Smith is set to be so busy playing Deadshot in upcoming DC Comics adaptation, Suicide Squad.

Carter Blanchard rewrote the most recent draft of the script which was initially penned by Emmerich and Dean Devlin, »

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Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

28 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Talk to any top executive or producer in the movie, television and digital businesses today and they will tell you that the challenges they face are more severe and confounding than ever. Industryites are grappling with profound concerns that cut to the heart of the traditional models to which Hollywood has adhered for decades.

Variety feels it best that our readers hear what’s on the minds of the media business’s best and brightest in their own words. We’ve put the phrase “Broken Hollywood” on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They weren’t shy about addressing the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms. »

- Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein

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Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

28 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Talk to any top executive or producer in the movie, television and digital businesses today and they will tell you that the challenges they face are more severe and confounding than ever. Industryites are grappling with profound concerns that cut to the heart of the traditional models to which Hollywood has adhered for decades.

Variety feels it best that our readers hear what’s on the minds of the media business’s best and brightest in their own words. We’ve put the phrase “Broken Hollywood” on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They weren’t shy about addressing the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms. »

- Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein

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Lionsgate in Talks with China’s Hunan TV on $1.5 Billion Investment

28 January 2015 8:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In an aggressive move to tap into Chinese investors, Lionsgate is in advanced conversations with Hunan TV and Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd. on an agreement that would carry an overall value of $1.5 billion over the next three years.

The discussions cover financing, distribution, local production in China, and television, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Reuters first reported Wednesday on a regulatory filing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange that revealed under the agreement, Lionsgate would help to distribute Chinese films produced by Hunan TV in overseas markets and that Hunan TV and Broadcast would set up a unit in the United States.

Lionsgate, best known for “The Hunger Games” movies, remained silent last fall on a report that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba was considering buying a controlling stake in the studio by acquiring the 37% stake held by hedge fund manager and Lionsgate co-chairman Mark Rachesky.

Hunan is the second-largest TV broadcaster in China. »

- Dave McNary

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Liam Hemsworth Offered Lead Role in Independence Day 2

28 January 2015 6:02 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Director Roland Emmerich is prepping to shoot Independence Day 2, and casting is underway. According to TheWrap. Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger GamesThe Expendables 2) has been offered a leading role in the sequel. There's no word on if he has accepted, but he would be stupid not to. He should feel lucky that he was even offered the role. The guy's not a very good actor. 

The movie is said to take place 20 years after the events of the first film, and Will Smith will not return to reprise his role. Both Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are expected to return, though, so that's a plus! Michael B. Jordan has also been rumored to be up for a part in the movie.

Production for the film will start in May, and the most recent draft of the script comes from Carter Blanchard. Before he came along, Emmerich and Dean Devlin »

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Joss Whedon criticises comic book movie industry for "intractible sexism"

28 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joss Whedon has spoken out against "genuine, intractable sexism" within the comic book movie industry.

Speaking to Digital Spy on the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron last summer, two months prior to Marvel Studios and DC's announcements of Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman respectively, Whedon emphasised the need for Marvel to buck the trend.

"It's a phenomenon in the industry that we call 'stupid people'," Whedon said. "There is genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny that goes on.

"You hear 'Oh, [female superheroes] don't work because of these two bad ones that were made eight years ago', there's always an excuse."

Whedon, whose own Wonder Woman project at Warner Bros was famously cancelled after several years of development, went on to praise The Hunger Games as proof that female-led blockbusters can be a bankable prospect.

Marvel announces Phase 3 slate through 2019: Everything you need to know

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Jennifer Lawrence Goes Casual in Boyfriend Jeans, Cheetah Shoes: See the Street Style Photos!

28 January 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

The Mockingjay is on the move!  Rocking a causal—and, for those blasted by the blizzard, seasonally enviable—ensemble, Jennifer Lawrence was spotted out and about in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The Hunger Games actress, 24, donned a loose, sleeveless turtleneck top, distressed boyfriend jeans, and a pair of cheetah-print slip-ons to hit the doctor's office.  Her beauty look was equally carefree: Lawrence, who's been linked to Chris Martin since this past summer, modeled a fresh face that appeared makeup-free, and she tied her sunny blonde bob into a [...] »

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Liam Hemsworth Offered Lead Role in Independence Day Sequel

28 January 2015 12:18 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Roland Emmerich has been hoping that Will Smith will reprise his role in the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel, tentatively called "ID Forever." Unfortunately, Smith has no interest in returning. The Wrap is now reporting that 20th Century Fox has been looking for an actor to take over the franchise and has officially made an offer to "The Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth. The sequel will once again be directed by Emmerich and is set to hit theaters on June 24th, 2016. Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are expected to reprise their roles. »

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Independence Day 2: Liam Hemsworth offered lead role

27 January 2015 10:37 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth is set to join Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel...

Roland Emmerich is finally getting to make the sequel to his 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, with the project finally pressing ahead after many years stuck in limbo. Emmerich will direct again, and he collaborated on an early draft of the screenplay with Dean Devlin once more too, with the latest iteration of it the work of Carter Blanchard.

It's pretty well known that Will Smith has turned down the opportunity to reprise his leading role from the original film, although both Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum are expected to return to theirs. And now we learn that Liam Hemsworth - best known for his work in The Hunger Games movies - has been targeted for a lead role in Independence Day 2.

Hemsworth, who also appeared in The Expendables 2, »

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Liam Hemsworth Offered Lead Role in 'Independence Day' Sequel

27 January 2015 4:53 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Wrap, "The Hunger Games" actor Liam Hemsworth has been offered a starring role in the "Independence Day" sequel “ID Forever,” for 20th Century Fox.

Roland Emmerich is directing the sequel, in which Michael B. Jordan, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid and Bill Pullman are all rumored for roles in the film.

Recently the studio hired Carter Blanchard (“Glimmer”) to rewrite the script. James Vanderbilt wrote the first draft of the film. No story or characters details have been revealed. The only thing that is known is that Will Smith will not return.

"ID Forever" film hits theaters on June 24th 2016.

Source: The Wrap »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Liam Hemsworth reportedly offered role in Independence Day 2

27 January 2015 1:56 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wrap is reporting this evening that multiple sources close to the long-awaited sequel to Independence Day, entitled ID Forever, have suggested that The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth has been offered a role in the film.

Roland Emmerich returns to direct the sequel, which has had few drafts of the script written by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Carter Blanchard (Glimmer), and will be produced by Emmerich regulars Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.

Will Smith turned down the chance to reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller, but Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are set to reprise their roles from the original, which grossed $810 million worldwide back in 1996. The Fantastic Four star Michael B. Jordan has also been rumoured to be involved, but there’s been no official word on his casting.

What do you think to the potential casting of Liam Hemsworth? Join the debate in the comments section below… »

- Scott J. Davis

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Independence Day 2 Is Happening With Liam Hemsworth, Get The Details

27 January 2015 1:55 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It appears that the Independence Day sequel is finally a go, and it has now locked in on the actor that it wants to cast as the new hero: The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth! The nearly two-decades-in-the-making sequel, titled ID Forever will finally get off the ground for a new generation of moviegoers. According to a scoop from The Wrap, Liam Hemsworth, the younger brother of Thor star Chris Hemsworth, has been offered the leading role in the long-anticipated sequel to the 1996 perennial crowd-pleaser. Should the report prove true, this will be a major jump in the stock of the younger Hemsworth brother, as he attempts to fill the unmistakably charismatic leading man shoes of Will Smith - who, after a period of negotiations, decided he would not be returning for a second run with the Independence Day franchise. With Liam Hemsworth in the spotlight - likely as the »

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'Independence Day 2' Eyes Liam Hemsworth for Lead Role

27 January 2015 1:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth has been offered a starring role in Independence Day 2, according to The Wrap. No details were given for the actor's character, but it has also been rumored that Michael B. Jordan has a role. Independence Day stars Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid may also return as David Levinson and Russell Casse, respectively, but their involvement has yet to be confirmed.

No story details have been released at this time, but Carter Blanchard (Glimmer) recently signed on to rewrite the original script by James Vanderbilt (White House Down). Will Smith will not be returning as Stephen Hiller, but, along with Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid, Bill Pullman is also expected to return as Thomas J. Whitmore. Roland Emmerich is set to direct, with the filmmaker also producing alongside Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.

Production on Independence Day 2 is slated to begin this May, with 20th »

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Liam Hemsworth Offered Lead In Independence Day Sequel ID Forever

27 January 2015 1:26 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth is being courted by 20th Century Fox to lead their Independence Day sequel, ID Forever. The Wrap broke the news earlier today, which is currently running without verification from Fox, with details stemming from more than one of their trusted sources.

Should Hemsworth broker a deal to star in the long-awaited sequel, he may also be joined by Fantastic Four‘s Michael B. Jordan, whose name was previously linked to the movie. Both actors are hitting their stride at the moment – Jordan in particular- so this could be Hemsworth’s time to shine in the spotlight… while greasing a few extraterrestrials.

At this current stage in development, these are the only new casting names connected to the alien invasion follow-up. Previous chatter has definitively ruled out any possibility of Will Smith returning as the cocksure pilot, but his two co-stars from the 1996 flick, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, »

- Gem Seddon

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'Hunger Games' Star Liam Hemsworth Offered 'Independence Day 2'

27 January 2015 1:13 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

With only one more film in The Hunger Games franchise left, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth (brother of The Avengers and Thor star Chris Hemsworth) is figuring out his next step, and it sounds like he may be sticking with blockbuster franchise territory. The Wrap reports Hemsworth currently has an offer for ID Forever, the sequel to the 1996 sci-fi smash success Independence Day. It's just a single film for now, despite earlier rumblings of back-to-back sequels, though if successful, we're sure 20th Century Fox would be interested in continuing the story. However, there's no details on who Hemsworth may play. Read on! But if details on the Roland Emmerich film uncovered by Film Divider are true, then we're betting that Hemsworth would be up for the role of a hotshot pilot who is dating the daughter of former President Whitmore (Bill Pullman from the original film). Both the pilot and Patricia »

- Ethan Anderton

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Casting: Liam Hemsworth Offered 'Independence Day' Sequel & More

27 January 2015 12:59 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You can take Will Smith out of an "Independence Day" sequel, but can you replace with...Liam Hemsworth? Maybe. "The Hunger Games" star has apparently been offered a role in "ID Forever," coming in 2016. No word yet on what his part would be, or even what the story details are, but if Roland Emmerich's big plan for this blockbuster followup is to make it charisma free, he's on the right track. At least Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are expected to return. Please? [The Wrap] Rosamund Pike and Joel Kinnaman are teaming up for "The Bends." The adventure flick focuses on "a mysterious discovery at the bottom of the ocean that reopens old issues for a former combat Marine who is working to pay off his debt to the mob." Jean Luc Herbulot ("Dealer") is at the helm. [THR] Lastly, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, »

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Liam Hemsworth Offered "Independence Day 2"

27 January 2015 12:51 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Hunger Games" actor Liam Hemsworth has reportedly been offered a starring role in the "Independence Day" sequel at 20th Century Fox.

Carter Blanchard recently signed on to rewrite the original script by James Vanderbilt ("White House Down"), and no details have been revealed as yet regarding the story or the characters, other than the confirmation that Will Smith will not return.

Michael B. Jordan, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid and Bill Pullman are all rumored for roles in the project with the latter three reprising their parts from the 1996 film.

The new "Independence Day" film hits cinemas on June 24th 2016.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Liam Hemsworth Might Star In Independence Day 2

27 January 2015 12:33 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In November, 20th Century Fox green lit a sequel to the 1996 science-fiction blockbuster Independence Day. Only took a few decades. That was great news for fans of the film, but there was one disappointing bit; Will Smith wasn't going to return for it. That means they need to go out and bring in some new blood. The Wrap is reporting that Liam Hemsworth, who is best known for playing Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games franchise, has been offered the starring role in Independence Day 2, aka ID Forever. Plot? In September of 2013, Emmerich told Empire, "It’s a parallel history. Humans rebuild whatever they have – bigger, newer, shinier – and then they forget. Maybe, 20 years later, [the aliens are] never coming back…" Independence Day (1996) - One of the biggest box office hits of all time delivers the ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion »

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Sundance 2015: Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, starring Keanu Reeves, gets distribution deal

27 January 2015 12:19 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and its first trailer over the weekend [watch it here], Eli Roth’s latest, Knock Knock, has been picked up for distribution, Deadline has revealed.

Lionsgate, the studio behind The Hunger Games franchise, has closed a deal over the last couple of days to distribute the film, for a cool $2.5 million. In the film, Keanu Reeves (John Wick) stars as a happily married man whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of two beautiful young ladies at his door step, played by Lorenza Izzo (Roth’s soon-to-be-released The Green Inferno) and Ana de Armas (Blind Alley), and a nightmare soon ensues.

Billed as a much more atmospheric effort from Roth rather than his usually excessive horrors, Knock Knock looks set to get a worldwide release this year thanks to the Lionsgate deal.

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- Scott J. Davis

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New details on Terminator fights in Terminator: Genisys

27 January 2015 11:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After the first trailer debuted to a decidedly mixed reaction over the Christmas period, some more details on this summer’s Terminator: Genisys have emerged this week – namely on the anticipated fight sequence at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles between Arnold Schwarzenegger’s older Terminator incarnation and his 1984 version, which will be part CGI-assisted and part footage from James Cameron’s original film.

*****Spoilers Ahead*****

The sequence was teased in the trailer, but now website The Terminator Fans have reported that Skydance Productions, the company behind the new retool/reboot/reimagining, has recently ordered some more CG elements to be added to the scene in order to make the fight “more brutal” with both Terminator machines set to suffer some very heavy damage in the aftermath. But rather than schedule some reshoots, the producers will use CG-effects on both versions of Arnold’s T-101.

The website’s source »

- Scott J. Davis

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