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Goosebumps sequel already in development

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It’s not even released yet (but will be shown at this year’s London Film Festival), but it looks like Sony already have plans for a sequel to Goosebumps.

Sources for The Tracking Board have confirmed to them that Sony are looking for a new writer to start work on the sequel draft. There’s no word on whether director Rob Letterman will be returning, but stars Jack BlackDylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush are contracted to reprise their roles. As noted by the website, the sequel being fast-tracked will be determined by the success of the first movie when its released in October in the Us and February in the UK.

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, »

- Luke Owen

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Movie News: Which of These Actresses Will Join 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and 'Ready Player One'?

2 September 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Star Wars: Episode VIII: Writer/director Rian Johnson is now early in the process of auditioning actresses for a female lead role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, and it's reported that Gina Rodriguez (TV's Jane the Virgin), Tatiana Maslany (TV's Orphan Black), and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) are already on the shortlist of top contenders. Other actresses are also under consideration. The movie is expected to start production early next year, heading for release on May 26, 2017. [The Wrap]   Ready Player One: Olivia Cooke is also under consideration for the female lead in Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg's big-screen version of Ernest Cline's acclaimed novel. Elle Fanning (Super 8) and Lola Kirke (Mistress America) are also on the...

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- Peter Martin

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"Ready Player One" Closes In On Female Lead

2 September 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Elle Fanning ("Super 8"), Olivia Cooke ("Ouija") and Lola Kirke ("Mistress America") are said to be the top contenders for the female lead in Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of Ernie Cline's "Ready Player One" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story follows a teenager named Wade Watts who becomes immersed in a virtual reality world known as Oasis which enables users to live out their dream lives. When the game's creator suddenly dies, Wade enters an elaborate treasure hunt, where the winner will take control of the entire company.

The teenager soon finds himself up against corporate entities who will do anything to take over the company. Various 1980s pop culture references feature heavily in the work and are expected to be carried over to the film.

All three will test for the role of Art3mis, the avatar of Samantha Cook within the Oasis. Two other actresses are »

- Garth Franklin

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Spielberg's Ready Player One 'Art3mis' Shortlist Revealed; Nick Robinson Eyed For 'Parzival'

1 September 2015 7:45 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Steven Spielberg's next directorial venture, Ready Player One, has narrowed down the hunt for its coveted female lead. The Wrap is reporting that the top three contenders for the lead female role of Art3mis, the Oasis avatar of Samantha Evelyn Cook, are Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), Elle Fanning (We Bought A Zoo), and Lola Kirke (Gone Girl). All three young actresses, along with two other unnamed actresses, will test for the role with Spielberg shortly after he finishes his promotional duties for the Tom Hanks-starrer Bridge Of Spies and his work on Disney's The BfgOlivia Cooke, best known for her role on the drama Bates Motel, recently received much praise for her role as a young cancer patient in Me And Earl And The Dying Girl and is also a contender for the lead female role in Rian Johnson's Star Wars Episode VIII. Elle Fanning, »

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Everything we know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including trailers, cast, release date and spoilers

28 August 2015 6:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jj Abrams hotly-anticipated continuation of the classic space saga, is fast approaching. We're mere months away from heading back to a galaxy far, far away, but there's still plenty of information floating in the ether about this sequel. Here's everything you need to know...

John Boyega is a Jedi and Kylo Ren Isn't a Sith

A video posted by Digital Spy (@digitalspy) on Aug 28, 2015 at 2:55am Pdt

A special Instagram teaser gave us a look at John Boyega's Fin wielding a blue lightsaber, allegedly the one that once belonged to Luke Skywalker. Who trained him? We don't know (possibly Luke), but what is known is that he's facing down Kylo Ren in a forest.

Those who thought that Kylo was a Sith Lord will be surprised to learn that he's in fact a "Knight of Ren". According to Jj Abrams, he works »

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New poster for Goosebumps

28 August 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We got a new international trailer a few days ago, and now Sony has debuted another new poster for the Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black as R.L. Stine

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts »

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New international trailer for the Goosebumps movie

25 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from last week’s poster, Sony has released a new international trailer for the upcoming Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black as author R.L. Stine; check it out below after the official synopsis…

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally »

- Gary Collinson

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New poster for the Goosebumps movie

20 August 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new international poster has arrived online for the upcoming Goosebumps movie, which sees Jack Black’s R.L. Stine joined by some of his creepy creations…

See Also: Watch the trailer for the Goosebumps movie

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach »

- Gary Collinson

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The new nostalgia: Releasing multiple updated versions of childhood memories

13 August 2015 5:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In the modern era of filmmaking, ushered in when Steven Spielberg accidentally created the summer blockbuster with Jaws, cinema has become increasingly linked with nostalgia. For example, the early films of Spielberg and George Lucas were inspired by their childhood love of 40’s and 50’s adventure serials, yet directors from the next generation (most notably Jj Abrams, whose Super 8 is effectively a love letter Spielberg and whose next film is a sequel to Lucas’ beloved sci-fi classic) tend to go full circle and wear their childhood influences on their sleeve, creating effective pieces that are nostalgic about what was already a piece of nostalgia to begin with. Yet audiences are beginning to reject the idea of nostalgia. This summer alone, the two movies that have been trying to sell audiences nostalgia for the 80’s, Terminator: Genisys and Pixels, have both flopped at the box office, as audiences prove »

- Alistair Ryder

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‘Goosebumps’ wants to drown you in nostalgia, will probably succeed

21 July 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Going on a set visit is a bit like going on a blind date. Despite a detailed itinerary, you never really know what you’ve signed up for. But if you’re lucky it will make a great story later. A little over a year ago, I went on a date with “Goosebumps.” By the end of it, I was muddy, had surreptitiously broken part of a set, had my picture taken with a dummy, and fallen down a nostalgia rabbit hole deep enough to drown in. Climb inside my brain for a front row seat to the ups and downs of visiting the set of “Goosebumps”! Image Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment #1: Sweet mercy, the Georgia tax incentives must be Amazing to justify filming anything in this heat. I am being slowly suffocated by a moist blanket of air. Please Lord, take me now. #2: Blessed is Willis Carrier, »

- Donna Dickens

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'Tracking softly', and writing films off before release

19 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the latest film to be 'tracking softly'. But why are we so keen to lambast films we've not seen?

And so here we go again. We're two weeks away from the release of a blockbuster movie, and the dreaded term 'tracking softly' has reared its head. This time, it's apparently the upcoming Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation that's reportedly set for a lower than expected opening weekend when it arrives in cinemas at the end of July. Not withstanding the fact that very few people have seen the film yet (and early reactions from those that have are very positive), and that box office success is rarely determined by American takings only, it's still an indicative state of where we are with big movies right now.

Let's do the factual basics first though.

When a film is said to be 'tracking softly', it means »

- simonbrew

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Round-Up: Sinister 2 Sightings at Comic-Con, The Dark Arts Of Blood Exclusive Excerpt, The Hive Trailer

13 July 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

1,2, Bughuul's coming for you. Last weekend Sinister 2 took over Comic-Con and will continue to spread terror nationwide in theaters on August 21st. Also: an excerpt from Freda Warrington's The Dark Arts of Blood and a trailer for Nerdist Presents: The Hive.

Sinister 2: "We hope you managed to escape the terror of Bughuul at this year’s Comic-Con haunted by Sinister 2!

If you were at Comic-Con this weekend you weren’t far from gruesome #SinisterSightings lurking around any corner.

Terrifying twins took over San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter frightening unsuspecting Comic-Con attendees with a slew of sinister projections of homemade inspired kill films starting Thursday, July 9th until Saturday, July 11th from the time the sun went down until well after midnight.

Sinister 2 opens nationwide from Gramercy Pictures on August 21st, 2015.

Story: The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister, »

- Tamika Jones

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Jack Black takes on every monster ever in the new Goosebumps trailer

8 July 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Everyone’s favourite ‘90s horror book series is coming to life.

The first trailer for the long-awaited Goosebumps movie just dropped online, and it does not disappoint. Jack Black stars as real-life author R.L. Stine, a paranoid creator of all things ghastly and ghoulish. The new neighbour, played by Dylan Minnette, manages to get into the locked manuscripts of the original books, releasing the hundreds of monsters dreamed up over the years.

The film also stars Halston Sage (Paper Towns) as the niece of R.L., along with Ryan Lee (Super 8), Kumail Nanjiani ("Silicon Valley") and Amy Ryan (Birdman). We spot a few infamous monsters that gave us nightmares as kids, like the ventriloquist dummy and the giant praying mantis. This trailer’s giving us some serious flashbacks to reading around the campfire with a flashlight as kids. Here’s hoping Goosebumps brings the same kind of bump-in-the-night scares as the original book series. »

- Amanda Wood

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The Goosebumps movie gets a first poster

7 July 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a trailer on the horizon, the first poster has arrived online for Goosebumps, the upcoming movie adaptation of R.L. Stine’s series of children’s horror books, and you can check it out right here…

See Also: Meet the monsters of Goosebumps

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping »

- Gary Collinson

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Comic-Con 2015: Nerdist Acquires & Will Screen Contagion Horror Film The Hive

24 June 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The sunny backdrop of summer camp takes a dark turn in The Hive, a sci-fi horror film recently acquired by Nerdist. Before releasing the film in theaters and digital platforms this fall, Nerdist will first screen The Hive at San Diego Comic-Con.

Press Release: "Burbank, Calif.--(Business Wire)--This fall, Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries brings you a new vision of terror with sci-fi horror film The Hive, the first release under his Nerdist Presents film label. Nerdist is bringing the film to Comic-Con for fans to get their first look at the future of horror; a film James Gunn calls, “The most horrifying love story ever!”

From the producer of Scream, Nerdist Presents The Hive turns the contagion genre on its proverbial bleeding ear. The cross-genre thriller starring Gabriel Basso (Kings of Summer, Super 8), Kathryn Prescott (MTV’s Finding Carter, Skins), Jacob Zachar (Greek) and Gabrielle Walsh (Vampire Diaries, »

- Derek Anderson

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Happy 50th Birthday, Super 8 Film!

4 June 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fifty years ago, Kodak introduced Super 8mm. Though "Cine Kodak Eight" was introduced as early as 1932, standard 8mm had a number of major issues that made it difficult for amateurs to handle. Read More: Film is Here to Stay! Studios and Kodak Strike a Deal But the new "super" format solved some of these problems. With the invention of the 50-foot cartridge in 1965, filmmaking became much more accessible to the masses. And many of today's most successful filmmakers -- including Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, David Fincher, Tim Burton, Peter Jackson, Richard Linklater and Christopher Nolan -- started out shooting Super 8 movies. The original Super 8 film was silent, but Kodak released a sound version in 1973.  Over the years, these filmmakers and others have used Super 8 on films such as "Natural Born Killers," "The Fighter" and "Argo." Most recently, the documentary "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" »

- Paula Bernstein

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How the year 2012 helped redefine blockbuster movies

20 May 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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, »

- simonbrew

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The Goldbergs Promotes Aj Michalka to Series Regular for Season 3

18 May 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Good things come to those who wait. After two seasons of stealing every scene in which she’s been present, Aj Michalka has been promoted to a series regular on The Goldbergs ahead of the show’s third season. Michalka, who plays Erica’s best friend and Barry’s girlfriend, Lainey Lewis, has been recurring on the show since Season 1, and her promotion comes after a largely increased focus on the supporting cast in the semi-autobiographical show from the real Adam Goldberg. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the casting news. The third season of The Goldbergs will feature Aj Michalka’s first time as a regular on television. Also a singer-songwriter and member of music duo 78violet with her sister Aly, Aj has been featured in multiple episodes of The GuardianHellcats, and Oliver Beene, and she has also appeared on the big-screen in Super 8 and Grace Unplugged. »

- Jasef Wisener

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Romantic Comedy ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’

13 May 2015 4:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to co-star in “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” re-uniting with John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), who directed her in “Rabbit Hole.”

Ruth Wilson (“Locke,” “Luther”) and Matt Lucas (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Bridesmaids”) will join Elle Fanning (“Maleficent,” Super 8”), who was previously announced, in the cast.

Based on a short story by Neil Gaiman (“Coraline”) from his collection “Fragile Things,” the screenplay has been written by Philippa Goslett (“Little Ashes”) with John Cameron Mitchell. The film is in the spirit of “Romeo and Juliet,” but instead of Montagues and Capulets, it is punks and aliens. This is the story of the birth of punk, the exuberance of first love, and the universe’s greatest mystery of all: how to talk to girls at parties.

Howard Gertler will produce alongside Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films. Michael Werner »

- Leo Barraclough

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First look at Elle Fanning in Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon

13 May 2015 3:18 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Filming for Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon will wrap up in the very near future, and Screen Daily has the first official images from the Countess Bathory-inspired horror flick, featuring Maleficent and Super 8 actress Elle Fanning. The film also stars Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Karl Gusman and Desmond Harrington. Fanning's character has been described as "an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles, where her »

- Jesse Giroux

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