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One benefit of having a major movie franchise is that they tend to make a whole lot of money at the box office. Another benefit, at least recently, is that studios can then parlay that success into opening a theme park centered on these franchises. That is exactly what Lionsgate is about to do with some of their biggest titles as they are set to open a theme park in South Korea that will be based on movies like Saw, Twilight and The Hunger Games.
The new theme park will reportedly feature seven different "zones" based around different movies produced by Lionsgate. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the park will be called Lionsgate Movie World and will be part of the massive Jeju Shinhwa World resort in South Korea. The movies that are set to be featured at the park include The Hunger Games, Twilight, Now You See Me, Divergent, »
Emma Stone has had a pretty amazing run in her career as of late. She won her first Oscar for her work in La La Land, which wound up being a tremendous box office smash and has made her one of the most in-demand actresses working in Hollywood. It has also made her the highest-paid actress working today. The numbers don't lie; Emma Stone has topped Jennifer Lawrence as the highest-paid actress of 2017.
The news comes from Forbes, who report that Emma Stone made an incredibly impressive $26 million worldwide before taxes over the last year. Last year, it was Jennifer Lawrence who took the top spot for her work in The Hunger Games and X-Men franchises. She slipped to number three this year since her franchise money has dried up a bit, but she is still pulling in more than $20 million a year.
The rest of the top 5 was filled »
For as long as there have been movies, there have been movies based on books. This is a look at the best movie franchises that are either based on a book or several books.
It’s one thing to have a movie that is based on a book. It happens all the time. It’s more rare to have an entire franchise of films based on a book or set of books. Over the last two decades, it seems like we have been seeing more and more franchises emerge that are based on books. This seems to be happening for a few reasons. First, Hollywood is more than ever looking for established properties on which to base films. Book, have been and always will be one of the best established properties for a movie to be based upon. Second, if the books have a big following, chances are that the »
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Today, in ideas you’d think Westworld—or at least “Itchy And Scratchy Land”—would have taught people to stay well the fuck away from, plans for a theme park with areas modeled after The Hunger Games are currently in the works. Lionsgate has been floating this murderously bad idea for a few years now, hoping to entice the franchise’s fans to come hang out in perfectly imagineered recreations of filthy, dystopian coal mines, or possibly a series of maliciously designed murder courses. Now, it’s licensed the series—and several other Lionsgate properties, including Now You See Me and Twilight—to a South Korean theme park developer.
But as excited as we are to experience the Team Edward/Team Jacob dueling brood-coaster—or the Jesse Eisenberg Close-Up Magic Experience—it’s the Hunger Games park that strikes us as the most fascinatingly baffling. Author Suzanne Collins did pretty »
- William Hughes
Hollywood, Calif. – Called “incredibly entertaining” (Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International) and filled with “non-stop action from start to finish” (Emily Engberg, ABC-tv, Kstp), director Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight explodes on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs September 26, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The groundbreaking adventure will also be available as part of the Transformers’ 5-movie Blu-Ray Collection arriving September 26. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD September 12.
Transformers: The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord »
- ComicMix Staff
The studio is teaming with Landing Jeju Development Co. Ltd. to develop Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World, Korea. The park, which will contain approximately 1.3 million square feet, will be Lionsgate’s first branded outdoor theme park.
The project will be developed into seven movie zones, each themed around a specific Lionsgate property, with visitors experiencing actual movie scenes through state-of-the-art rides, attractions and reproduced streets and towns. Each zone will also feature themed restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and entertainment performances.
The companies said in a joint announcement Tuesday that Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World is expected to commence construction in 2018 and is scheduled to open in 2019. The Lionsgate theme park will be the centerpiece of the Jeju Shinhwa World resort, which »
- Dave McNary
15 August 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Hollywood studio on Tuesday said it has licensed the movie properties to Landing Jeju Development Co. so the theme park operator can develop and open Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World in 2019. The planned outdoor attraction will span across around 1.3 million square feet and will include movie-themed rides and streetscapes, restaurants, souvenir shops and entertainment performances.
The outdoor theme park, divided into seven movie zones, will also »
- Etan Vlessing
She's stuck swimming below the ice in subzero temperatures, but her biggest threat watches from above... In today's second Horror Highlights, we have VOD release details for Douglas Schulze's new horror thriller The Dark Below, as well as world premiere details for Lycan and information on three horror releases from Terror Films.
The Dark Below Home Media Release Details: The Dark Below is now in Redbox and can also be watched on Comcast On Demand, iTunes, Direct TV, Google Play, and other digital platforms. To learn more, visit the film on iTunes.
"For his fourth and most daring film, director Douglas Schulze (Mimesis, Dark Fields) brings us The Dark Below. This tense, fear driven film utilizes minimal dialog, portrays a woman (Lauren Mae Shafer) struggling for survival beneath a frozen lake while a serial killer (David G.B. Brown) stalks her from the surface."
Lycan World Premiere: Join cast »
- Derek Anderson
Jennifer Lawrence burst onto the scene as Ree in 2010's Winter's Bone, but it wasn't until she played Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series that the world took notice of her gorgeous looks and badass attitude. Since then, the 26-year-old actress has steamed up a slew of red carpets and charmed fans across the globe with her golden sense of humor. Honestly, it's no wonder why so many people have a girl crush on her. Brace yourself, because we've rounded up Jennifer's hottest bikini moments, and we promise you won't know what hit you after seeing these photos. RelatedJennifer Lawrence's Best Candid Quotes »
- Monica Sisavat
Paramount Pictures has announced that Transformers: The Last Knight is set for release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs September 26th and on Digital HD September 12th, and will also be includes in the Transformers 5-Movie Blu-ray Collection, also out on September 26th.
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Transformers: The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when »
- Gary Collinson
Called "incredibly entertaining" (Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International) and filled with "non-stop action from start to finish" (Emily Engberg, ABC-tv, Kstp), director Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight explodes on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs September 26, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The groundbreaking adventure will also be available as part of the Transformers' 5-Movie Blu-ray Collection arriving September 26. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD September 12.
Transformers: The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins »
The deal was announced Monday morning by in a joint announcement by both companies.
“Lionsgate has consistently shared our commitment to making content accessible to consumers,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox in a statement. “Thanks to our prolific footprint, and value proposition, Redbox makes new-release content more accessible to millions of consumers nationwide.”
Lionsgate President of Home Entertainment Ron Schwartz said, “Redbox is a longstanding and valued partner. We are pleased to extend our relationship with them and remain committed to delivering a broad portfolio of premium content across an ever-expanding array of linear and digital platforms.”
Redbox has estimated that by the end of 2017, the company will have more than 41,500 kiosks nationwide, thanks to a national expansion of 1,500 net new kiosks this year. The company plans to continue expanding the number of locations »
- Dave McNary
“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! Brought to you by HBO. Another Emmy winner joins the ranks of our podcast guests in this week’s episode! Jeffrey Wright is considered acting royalty. The Washington, D.C. native’s prowess on both stage and screen was proven in 1994 and 2004 when he won a Tony and Emmy, respectively, for Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.” As Belize and Mr. Lies, Wright captured the hearts of Broadway and then HBO audiences with his humanity, precision, and imagination. Those qualities make him the kind of performer who commands attention by doing very little; his ability to listen intently and organically to his scene partners in everything from “Basquiat” to “The Hunger Games,” is a particular strength. Wright »
Aww! Look At The Cute Thing!
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, some brand new images from Rian Johnson’s hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi were revealed yesterday, featuring Rey (Daisy Ridley), Luke (Mark Hamill), Finn (John Boyega), Rose (Kelly Marie Tran), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Chewbacca and the Ahch-To inhabitants the Porgs and the Caretakers, along with shots of Supreme Leader Snoke’s Praetorian Guards, Kylo Ren’s Tie Silencer, and the Canto Bight location. Check them all out here.
The Jedi Speaks
And with all Entertainment Weekly photo releases, we also got quotes from Daisy Ridley, director Rian Johnson and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. “The fact that Luke says, ‘I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi to end…’ I mean, that’s a pretty amazing statement for someone who was the symbol of hope and optimism in the original films, »
- Luke Owen
Actress Jennifer Lawrence is set to appear on four different versions of Vogue’s 125th anniversary issue — and one is a painting by John Currin. The New York Times has a preview of Currin’s painting, in which star of “The Hunger Games” films and the upcoming “Mother!” is decked out in a fancy candy-striped hat and a billowy tan top. The Times notes that the whimsical image is a departure from Currin’s often erotic style. Also Read: Jennifer Lawrence Agrees With 'Passengers' Jeers: 'I'm Disappointed I Didn't Spot It' “To be in a situation of producing »
- Ashley Eady
Breaking Good Universe has tapped filmmaker Chad Hartigan to direct the romantic sci-fi film Departure, based on an original script by Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games scribe Billy Ray. Inspired by Martin Caidin’s book Ghosts of the Air, which documents real accounts from pilots who have experienced flight anomalies, the pic follows a brilliant man in 1973 Miami investigating how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air and then reappeared in the exact same spot ten… »
Lionsgate scored a couple of big successes with its Ya franchises Twilight and The Hunger Games, and although it completed its adaptations of both book series (even managing to get split the finales into two films apiece), it seems the studio is keen on resurrecting both properties.
“There are a lot more stories to be told, and we’re ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, who then clarified that the studio would only move forward with the approval of the series’ respective authors, Stephenie Meyer and Suzanne Collins.
The Twilight Saga grossed $3.344 billion across its five movies between 2008 and 2012, with The Hunger Games close behind on $2.968 billion from its fourth instalments. With those kind of numbers, it’s understandable why Lionsgate is keen to extend both franchises »
- Gary Collinson
Just when you thought you’d seen the end of The Hunger Games and Twilight, Lionsgate may be bringing it back to screens. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer discussed the future of both of the big, money-making franchises during a quarterly earnings call on Tuesday.
Variety reports that Feltheimer said: “There are a lot more stories to be told, and we’re ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories.”
Now, this comment is far from a confirmation that both franchises are coming back to screens any time so, but what Feltheimer does imply is that they’re ready to pursue further adventures in both series when authors Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) and “Hunger Games” author Suzanne Collins give their consent.
Or have they already?
Of course, we have no idea, but it sounds promising.
So far, The Hunger Games films have recorded $2.9 billion in worldwide box-office and the Twilight films, »
- Paul Heath
Author: Scott Davis
Out of all the franchises that have come along in the last decade perhaps none were as big as Lionsgate’s double whammy of Twilight and The Hunger Games, at least in terms of its fan base. Based on the best-selling books, both rode the wave of the young adult sub-genre and were the stalwarts for the many Ya adaptations that followed.
But sadly as with most good things, both series came to a close and the studio, and indeed the fans, have been clamoring for both ever since. And they may all get their wish if Lionsgate have anything to say about it – and CEO Jon Feltheimer opened the door to new stories on Wall Street this week, saying to analysts: (via Variety)
“There are a lot more stories to be told, and we’re ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories, »
- Scott Davis
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