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Release Date For World War Z Sequel

21 May 2015 11:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The screenplay was signed, sealed and delivered by Steven Knight in January. Now the sequel to 2013's World War Z has a release date. It'll be out on June 9, 2017, leaving just the small matter of Juan Antonio Bayona's actual production in the meantime. Half a billion dollars at the box office meant that the first World War Z was not at all the disaster that many had predicted. Bayona (The Impossible) and Knight (LockeHummingbird, Eastern Promises), signed onto the project around this time last year, with Knight dropping the intriguing bit of intelligence that the sequel is "a clean slate".With no plot details revealed so far, it's still unclear what that means. Is it possible that World War Z is set to become an anthology series, with each potential instalment a smaller piece of a bigger puzzle? Are we going to move our focus to different characters, »

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World War Z Sequel Slated for a June 9th, 2017 Release

21 May 2015 9:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Gerry Lane's fight to save humanity in a living dead world will continue in the summer of 2017, as Paramount Pictures has revealed that the sequel to 2013's World War Z will hit theaters on June 9th, 2017, with Brad Pitt back in the role of Gerry.

Variety reports that the World War Z sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on June 9th, 2017 (the same day Fox's Fantastic Four 2 is set to come out).

J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) will direct from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things). In addition to reprising his role as former U.N. employee Gerry, Pitt will also produce the project for Plan B along with Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner.

No other casting details are known at this time, and plot details have yet to be revealed, but like the first film, the sequel will be based on Max Brooks' 2006 novel, World War Z »

- Derek Anderson

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Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ Sequel Set for June 9, 2017

21 May 2015 6:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures has set a June 9, 2017, release date for the sequel to “World War Z.”

Variety reported a year ago that the studio had hired Steven Knight to write the sequel, which is co-financed by Skydance. J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”) will direct the zombie tentpole with Brad Pitt returning in the starring role.

Plot details for the film, based on Max Brooks’ novel, have been kept under wraps. Pitt will produce the  tentpole alongside Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner for Plan B.

World War Z,” directed by Marc Forster, earned more than $540 million worldwide in 2013 and became the highest-grossing film of Pitt’s career.

The sequel is the second title dated for June 9, 2017. Fox has also set “Fantastic Four 2″ for the same date.

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- Dave McNary

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Castle Season 8 Without Beckett Would Have Been 'Fundamentally Different,' Says New Showrunner

20 May 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As TVLine wondered in our most recent 20-ish Questions column: Had Castle‘s Stana Katic not re-signed for Season 8 (as she did barely a week ago), what would the ABC drama possibly have looked like moving forward?

RelatedAre Castle and Grey’s Entering Their Final Seasons? ABC Boss Weighs In

As luck would have it, we had opportunity to pose that very question to Alexi Hawley, who is returning to Castle as co-showrunner, alongside fellow series vet Terence Paul Winter.

“There’s always a Plan B,” Hawley said when asked if there was in place a means to abruptly write out Detective Kate Beckett, »

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David Moyes Targeted By Nufc After Steve McClaren Snub

7 May 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Newcastle United’s search for a head coach was throw into disarray when Steve McClaren rejected their Sos plea – and David Moyes has become just the latest high-profile name linked to the job.

Former Manchester United and Everton boss Moyes is currently in charge of Real Sociedad, having been appointed in November, and he has steered the club to mid-table in La Liga.

And, according to reports in Spanish newspaper Sport, Newcastle have made contact through Kenny Moyes, the ex-Preston North End boss’ brother, as they look for a Plan B following Derby County boss McClaren’s rejection.

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Any offer from the Magpies is believed to be conditional on the club remaining in the Premier League, which is certainly not a certainty given the eight-straight losses they have suffered under interim head coach John Carver.

Moyes, who was sacked by Manchester United in April »

- Chris Waugh

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Brad Pitt, Christian Bale to star in ‘The Big Short’

21 April 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Brad Pitt will act in his second Michael Lewis adaption after Moneyball alongside Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei.

Production is underway in New Orleans on the Plan B, Paramount and New Regency non-fiction adaptation about investors who ‘shorted’ the market at the time of the housing bubble prior to the 2008 financial collapse.  

Adam McKay directs The Big Short, based on his screenplay from a script by Charles Randolph. The full title of Lewis’ non-fiction bestseller is The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine.

Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock round out the key cast.

Pitt, partner Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B are producing the film. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Marisa Tomei Joins Star-Studded Financial Drama The Big Short

21 April 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Early reports linking Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell to roles in The Big Short began in January this year, and were finally been verified this morning. Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment have ended negotiations with the star-studded ensemble who are all confirmed to appear in the adaptation of Michael Lewis’ best-selling book.

The non-fiction narrative tells the story of several key players responsible for the 2008 marketing crash, and how their individual actions had major consequences on the stock market. Anchorman helmer Adam McKay is directing this one to the big screen based on a script by Charles Randolph. Despite the dry subject matter, the injection of several A-list names hints at a production geared towards award-savvy audiences.

Gosling, Bale and Carell topline as three figures in the investment world whose decisions saw them profit from the catastrophe. Pitt, who will do double-duty while producing for Plan B, »

- Gem Seddon

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Marvel's 'Spider-Man' Reboot Won't Be an Origin Story

13 April 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While doing press for Avengers: Age of Ultron over the weekend, producer Kevin Feige shared some new details about Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot. The character will first appear in a Marvel movie, most likely next year's Captain America: Civil War, before Spider-Man hits theaters on July 28, 2017. Kevin Feige confirmed previous reports that this new version of Spidey will not tell an origin story:

"In Spider-Man's very specific case, where there have been two retellings of that origin in the last whatever it's been - [thirteen] years - for us we are going to take it for granted that people know that, and the specifics. It will not be an origin story. But, with great power comes great responsibility. It is inherent to who his character is. But we want to reveal it in different ways and spend much more time focusing on this young high school kid in the McU dealing with his powers. »

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No "Spider-Man" Origin Story Again

12 April 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Some more information about Marvel's plans for a rebooted and McU-incorporated Spider-Man have emerged via studio head Kevin Feige at the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" press junket over the weekend.

Following on from confirmation that the version of the character will be a 15-16 year old Peter Parker, Feige has assured fans that the studio has no plans on re-counting Peter Parker's origin story yet again. He tells Crave Online:

"In Spider-Man’s very specific case, where there have been two retellings of that origin in the last whatever it’s been – [thirteen] years – for us we are going to take it for granted that people know that, and the specifics. It will not be an origin story.

But, with great power comes great responsibility. It is inherent to who his character is. But we want to reveal it in different ways and spend much more time focusing on this young »

- Garth Franklin

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Helix season 2 episode 12 review: The Ascendant

7 April 2015 5:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In the penultimate episode of Helix season 2, a main story arc proves as elusive as ever...

This review contains spoilers.

2.12 The Ascendant

When Helix first arrived, it had moments of eeriness that I took as being intentional and stylistic, but the second season has revealed the true nature of these curious moments as exceptionally shallow.

The opening sequence of The Ascendant proves the point exactly, because we already know Peter (now Ely) and Anne are both madder than a box of frogs. So them chopping up dead people with axes and then having blurry shower sex to The Flower duet from the opera Lakmé isn’t remotely weird but actually somewhere between tedious and passé. It’s a sociopathic romance built on zero foundations and some sort of misplaced shock value ethos.

I’d have been more taken aback if two characters spoke some well-constructed dialogue, or a subplot was developed that actually made sense. »

- louisamellor

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Arrow Recap: “Public Enemy”

1 April 2015 6:37 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When last we left Arrow, Maseo (dressed as the vigilante) had Felicity in his bowsights and the Mayor was already down for the count. Tonight's hour picks up with Felicity being tackled to safety, but Ray taking an arrow in the chest instead. At a press conference, Quentin announces that he's reinstating the shoot-on-sight vigilante policy. Meanwhile, Thea and Roy are enjoying their reunion and mulling over fleeing the city together once more. The newscast announcing the arrest warrants for Team Arrow interrupt their romantic moments. In another soap opera moment occurring rather early on in the episode, it's revealed that Palmer is in need of a major surgical operation to keep him alive, but it carries the risk of permanent brain damage or death. Palmer's got a Plan B: Use his nanotech (patent pending) to swim through his bloodstream and break up the clot in his brain from the inside out. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Helix season 2 episode 11 review: Plan B

30 March 2015 1:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This review contains spoilers.

2.11 Plan B

Until about two days ago I was under the impression that this was a 12-episode season, because the 13th wasn’t listed or named. But now it is, I’ve got another two after this one to look forward to covering. That’s a problem for me, because in terms of scorn poured I’ve emptied my pail of woe on this show, and a couple more after that one.

What's really confusing is that, despite the very obvious lack of attention to detail or how character interactions aren’t even the slightest bit engaging being repeatedly pointed out by reviewers and commenters, the show is still doing the same dumb things 24 episodes later. Maybe those writing it are under some impression that the charm of Helix is that it doesn’t make sense and that the characters aren’t ones anyone would reasonably care about? »

- louisamellor

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‘Cake’ Producer Kristin Hahn Launches Production Company Hahnscape

23 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cake” producer Kristin Hahn has launched her own Los Angeles-based production company, Hahnscape Entertainment, which will focus on acquiring rights to and developing literary material she will write and produce.

Hahnscape’s first project to be developed under the banner will be “Tumbledown,” which was written by Desiree Van Til and directed by Sean Mewshaw. It will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18.

The film follows a young woman (Rebecca Hall) who is forced to confront the loss of her acclaimed folk-singer husband and the ambiguous circumstances surrounding his death when a brash New York writer (Jason Sudeikis) visits her hometown in rural Maine to investigate the tragedy.

The banner is also developing the film “In the Flesh,” which Hahn is currently writing. She will also produce the pic along with Temple Hill.

“I’m excited to build Hahnscape Entertainment into a home for compelling, character-driven stories with »

- Justin Kroll

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Revenge Recap: Accidents Happen

22 March 2015 8:36 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“I don’t want any more loss.” a breathy Emily sneered at Victoria halfway through Sunday’s Revenge. Unfortunately, Emily would soon be reminded that loss — much like David Clarke — is always lurking around the corner.

RelatedChrista B. Allen Talks Charlotte’s Future on Revenge

A sincere attempt at a truce with Margaux — Emily even brought her real birth certificate as a “peace offering” — ended in tragedy, as Margaux and her fuchsia pantsuit were side-swiped by a speeding taxi. (For those of you keeping score at home, that’s the second time a speeding car has attempted to murder a major character this season. »

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David Oyelowo's war drama Nightingale gets HBO premiere

18 March 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

HBO has announced an air date for David Oyelowo's war drama Nightingale.

The network confirmed today that it will air director Elliott Lester's single-character movie on Friday, May 29.

Nightingale, which is executive produced by Brad Pitt, stars Oyelowo as a war veteran whose mental state unravels as he awaits a friend's visit.

Pitt said today (March 18): "We are thrilled and honoured to help bring Nightingale to an audience. Sincere props to our friends at HBO for giving this extraordinary and courageous film its day."

HBO president Michael Lombardo added: "We are proud to be partnered with Plan B on this bold and powerful film. This extraordinary solo performance by the incomparably talented David Oyelowo clearly demonstrates why he is one of the most gifted actors today."

First-time writer Frederick Mensch attracted the attention of Love Is the Drug director Lester by submitting the Nightingale screenplay to industry website The Black List. »

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David Oyelowo Is Bloodied Up In First Image From HBO’s Nightingale

18 March 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

HBO Films has published the first image from its upcoming movie Nightingale which stars David Oyelowo (Selma) as a troubled war veteran. This debut still accompanies a larger press release issued by HBO that further outlines details of the film’s release, which is now scheduled for May 29, 2015.

Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, Nightingale is described as “a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread. This searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man.”

If there’s one thing that Oyelowo’s show-stopping turn in Ava DuVernay’s Selma proved, it’s that he can draw from an endless well of emotional resources. We look forward to seeing him commandeer another substantial character.

On the production side, HBO Films is working in »

- Gem Seddon

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HBO Buys David Oyelowo’s ‘Nightingale’ for May 29 Premiere

18 March 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO Films has acquired the Plan B-produced drama “Nightingale” starring David Oyelowo, which is set to premiere May 29.

The pic features Oyelowo as the sole character, a war veteran whose life begins to unravel as he lives in isolation. Elliott Lester directed from from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch. “Nightingale” played the Los Angeles Film Festival last year.

Mensch’s script for “Nightingale” got attention on the Blacklist.com, where it caught the eye of exec producer Josh Weinstock. Weinstock and Lester brought it to Katrina Wolfe of Bn Films, which signed on to produce and finance the pic.

Plan B Entertainment produced “Nightingale” with Bn Films in association with Sea Smoke Entertainment and Yoruba Saxon Productions. Weinstock, Lester, Oyelowo and Wolfe are exec producers as well as Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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HBO's War Veteran Drama Nightingale Starring David Oyelowo to Debut May 29th

18 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] Los Angeles, March 18, 2015 – The HBO Films single-character drama Nightingale, starring Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (“Selma”), will debut Friday, May 29, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, Nightingale is a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread. This searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man. “We are proud to be partnered with Plan B on this bold and powerful film,” said Lombardo. “This extraordinary solo performance by the incomparably talented David Oyelowo clearly demonstrates why he is one of the most »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Stephen King's The Jaunt Could be Next for Mama Director

16 March 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Plan B, the company behind last year's zombie hit World War Z, has optioned Stephen King's teleportation novella "The Jaunt" for feature film production.

Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, who were behind the horror film Mama, will develop with Andy in line to direct.

King first published the short story in Twilight Zone Magazine before it became a short-story in his famous "Skeleton Crew" anthology which also included a ton of great stories including The Mist and The Raft.

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Stephen King's Teleportation Tale The Jaunt Heading To Theaters

14 March 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Big screen versions of Stephen King stories have a checkered past. For every The Shining or Shawshank Redemption, you get a couple Dreamcatchers. But that.s never scared Hollywood away, and now Brad Pitt.s Plan B plans to adapt King.s teleportation short, "The Jaunt." According to Deadline, Andy and Barbara Muschietti, the pair behind 2013.s horror hit Mama, are developing The Jaunt, with Andy Muschietti in line to direct. Set in the 24th century, the story is more science fiction than King.s traditional horror, but still inflicts plenty of his trademark psychological trauma on the characters. The action revolves around a family preparing to use a form of teleportation called "Jaunting" to travel from Earth to Mars. In order to prevent terrible things from happening to your brain during this almost instantaneous process, the voyagers must be under anesthesia. If not, time stands still, the trip seems »

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