Jeff Kirschenbaum has left his post as co-president of production at Universal Pictures to launch a new company with “The Huntsman” producer Joe Roth that will be called Roth Kirschenbaum Films, it was announced Friday. Roth and Kirschenbaum first collaborated on the box office hit “Snow White and the Huntsman” and worked together again on its upcoming sequel, “The Huntsman.” Kirschenbaum also developed Roth’s adaptation of “The School of Good and Evil” at Universal. “I am proud and lucky to have Jeff as my partner. His work on the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise has been great, and he has been a. »
- Jeff Sneider
"We're gonna eat you guys." A cannibal horror comedy set on Halloween night, Gravy has been slated for an October 2nd limited theatrical release and an October 6th Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release from Shout! Factory. If you're hungry for a taste of this new film, the official trailer has been revealed.
Equally funny and frightening, doused in blood, and featuring plenty of toe-curling moments (including a cheese grater to the face snippet), the trailer for Gravy should place this film prominently on the watch list of horror hounds looking for a unique melding of Halloween, blood-splattered horror comedy, and cannibalistic scares.
"An irreverent, daring and wickedly-fun horror comedy, Gravy walks a perfect line of tension and release, laughs and scares. It’s Halloween night. A trio of costumed misfits with very special dietary requirements seizes a Mexican cantina and force the staff to engage in a late night of gluttony. »
- Derek Anderson
Add Emily Blunt to the very long list of people who have the hots for…Charlize Theron. The Into the Woods star and the Oscar winner just wrapped The Huntsman, the sequel to the 2012 hit Snow White and the Huntsman. "It was so much fun," Blunt told me last night at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's grants banquet at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. "I loved working with all those people and Charlize is my new girl crush, for sure." Blunt's hubby John Krasinski chimed in, "She's my new girl crush, too. She said I'm allowed to say that." That doesn't mean Theron is Krasinki's hall pass. "You don't have a pass yet," Blunt said. »
Buoyed by a strong box office haul overseas, it was two years ago when Paramount officially issued the green light on Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2, but since then all has been quiet on the fantastical front. Over the weekend, though, Deadline broke news of the sequel finally beginning to pick up speed at the studio, with Bruno Aveillan supplanting Timmy Wirkola in the director’s chair.
Set to make his feature film debut, Aveillan has carved out a reputation for his commercial work hitherto, and it looks as though he’ll be overseeing Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton’s titular, monster-hunting siblings for Witch Hunters 2. Having passed on directorial duties, it’s understood that Wirkola – who helmed the 2013 sleeper hit – has penned an early version of the screenplay, and that the biggest hurdle currently facing the industry heads at Paramount is working around Renner’s bustling schedule.
- Michael Briers
Charlize Theron turns 40 years old today! We're getting in on the birthday fun by taking a look at some of the South African superstar's sexiest photos over the years. Charlize has starred in over 30 films, including Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus, and even took home the Academy Award for best actress for her role in Monster. But her early career in modeling definitely prepared her for a lifetime of sexy outfits and hot photos. Click through to see Charlize's hottest moments, and happy birthday, Charlize! »
Five months after being named head of Sony Pictures, Tom Rothman is making his first substantial restructuring of his leadership team — consolidating his position with the appointment of two new executives at the studio’s flagship Columbia Pictures and naming a new president of the TriStar label, according to a person familiar with the moves.
Rothman is moving his former right-hand from TriStar, David Beaubaire, to Columbia, where he will become an executive vice president of production. Beaubaire will be joined at Columbia by Palak Patel, who is leaving his post as president of production at Roth Films to also become exec VP of production at Columbia. Taking over Rothman’s former job as president of TriStar will be Hannah Minghella, who most recently served as co-head of production at Columbia.
All three of the newly appointed executives will report to Doug Belgrad, who remains president of Sony’s Motion Picture Group. »
- James Rainey
At least 10 movie productions appear among 145 debtors listed in Relativity’s bankruptcy filing so far. The limited companies’ names mimic titles of the films in question. The movies vary from specialized fare such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s feature directing debut Don Jon to major releases like Mirror Mirror, Relativity’s Snow White story that came out ahead of Universal’s more successful Snow White And The Huntsman back in 2012. Specific creditors are not listed for… »
There’s a moment in the daisy field of Henry Hobson’s Maggie where Maggie (Abigail Breslin) begs her father Wade Vogel (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to please make the pain of ‘the turn’ stop and kill her and all I could think was Yes! please make this painfully slow film stop and if not, please put me out of my misery by killing me first.
Alas, neither of us were that lucky but as the final credits rolled and I awoke from the film’s induced catalepsy, I slowly began to appreciate -despite it’s snail paced everything- just how ballsy this cross-genre debut feature really is.
It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but if you do fancy a challenge, it’s nice to at least go in somewhat prepared for the extremely delicate observation of terminal illness and the emotional toil it inflicts within a family.
- Sacha Hall
There have been plenty of revisionist takes on classic fairytales lately, from Maleficent to Snow White and the Huntsman, and Hollywood is on the lookout for new ideas like this all the time. Enter Clint Howard, character actor extraordinaire and brother of director Ron Howard. He has a pitch for a movie that is the “biggest, […]
- Ethan Anderton
Read More: Review: Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland,' Starring George Clooney, is More Than Just a Theme Park Ride Arc Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to "Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism," a family film based on the bestselling book series by Georgia Byng. The first of the six-book series has been adapted to the screen by director Christopher N. Rowley ("Bonneville") and stars British child actor Raffey Cassidy ("Tomorrowland," "Snow White and the Huntsman") as the titular character, Molly Moon. The film premiered at the Bentonville Film Festival. The official synopsis reads: "'Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism' tells the story of a young orphan girl, Molly Moon, who comes across a book, 'Hypnotism, An Ancient Art.' Learning its lessons, she hypnotizes her way to stardom in London and becomes rich and famous. But little does she know that »
- Sara Itkis
It's been several months since we've heard about anything from the Kristen Stewart-less Snow White And The Huntsman prequel, aptly titled The Hunstman, but it's not exactly a project anyone's clamoring for. While it did garner some interest when Frank Darabont was on-board, he's long since left the project, leaving it in the hands of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan.... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron are just casually walking around in full costume while filming The Huntsman in the U.K. right now. Meanwhile, there's no denying that Chris Hemsworth is insanely sexy as Thor, but he's also sexy in other roles. Case in point: these pictures. Even his unfortunate brown wig can't dissuade us from staring into those baby blues. He are Theron are reprising their roles from 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman, but this time, Hemsworth is the star. Sam Claflin will return as well, along with new cast members Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Take a look at the set pictures here, and don't worry, we'll add any and all Hemsworth pictures that we can find. »
In 2002, Hossein Amini penned the Heath Ledger epic remake The Four Feathers, then passed nine years before reappearing on the scene with screenwriting turns on Drive, Snow White and the Huntsman, and 47 Ronin in rapid succession. Riding the wave of success, he switched gears and made his feature directorial debut with The Two Faces of January, starring the powerhouse trio of Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and rising star Oscar Isaac. Borrowing heavily from classic Hitchcockian tropes, the slow-burning thriller endeavors to be a location period film of love, intrigue, and danger in the great tradition of To Catch A Thief.
- Kyle North
Stewart is best known for playing protagonist 'Bella Swan' in "The Twilight Saga" romance fantasy film series.
She is also noted for her work in independent films including "Panic Room" (2002), "Speak" (2004), "Zathura" (2005), "Into The Wild" (2007), "Adventureland" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010), "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), "On the Road" (2012), "Camp X-Ray" (2014), "Clouds of Sils Maria" (2014), "Still Alice" (2015) and "Equals (2015).
Stewart, also noted as 'the face' of the "Chanel" and "Balenciaga" fashion brands was the highest paid actress in 2012...
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- Michael Stevens
Sneak Peek new set images from the Surrey, UK set of "The Huntsman, director Cedric Nicolas-Troyanthe's currently shooting prequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman", starring "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth, tossing around an axe, instead of hisn ususal hammer:
"The Hunstman" opens April 22, 2016.
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- Michael Stevens
There have been quite a few live-action versions of Prince Charming recently: Sam Claflin in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Chris Pine in “Into the Woods,” Josh Dallas in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” and Richard Madden in “Cinderella,” to name a few. (Quick note from Captain Obvious: Fairy tale reboots are so in right now.) But the dashing chap has never really been front and center of the cinematic spotlight so long as Cinderella’s been sharing the scenes. Now, though, Disney wants to put the glass slipper shoe on the other foot, so to speak, and let the beau’s side of the story be known. According to Deadline, Disney has firmed up its plans to create a Charming-centric picture, which is said to be a “revisionist take on the fairy tales” we all know and love. Which shouldn’t be too terribly difficult c .. »
Lara Croft fans have been clamouring for another big screen instalment of the Tomb Raider franchise for over a decade now, and according to rumours, MGM and Warner Bros. are looking to enlist a female director for the proposed reboot.
According to Heroic Hollywood, a script by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) is now out to directors, with the studio apparently seeking a filmmaker in the vein of Michelle McLaren (Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad), who was recently attached to Warner Bros. Wonder Woman movie before leaving the project due to creative differences.
Now, while the idea of a female director for Tomb Raider makes complete sense, bear in mind that Heroic Hollywood is quickly replacing Latino-Review as the number one source on the internet for baseless rumour, linkbaiting speculation and fake concept art, so we should probably take this with a healthy pinch of salt. »
- Gary Collinson
Part of me wishes that this wasn’t even news, but there just aren’t enough female directors yet snagging big-budget tentpoles as to make the following seem unremarkable: MGM is rumored to be searching for a woman to reboot its Tomb Raider franchise, revitalizing the series that made a star out of Angelina Jolie and more recently birthed a stellar video game redo from Square Enix.
According to scoopster Umberto Gonzalez, MGM wants a “Michelle MacLaren type” at the helm for the Tomb Raider remake. What that means isn’t exactly clear, but MacLaren first made her mark on the small screen, directing key episodes of prestige series like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers and Better Call Saul. Warner Bros. hand-picked her to direct its high-profile Wonder Woman stand-alone, but she ultimately departed the project over the good ol’ creative differences and was replaced »
- Isaac Feldberg
Press Release: "Los Angeles, Calif. (June 22, 2015) – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, has acquired North American rights to the unhinged horror comedy Gravy directed by actor-writer-producer-director James Roday. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and the film’s director James Roday.
In this picture deal, Shout! Factory has secured exclusive distribution rights to Gravy, including digital, home entertainment, broadcast and theatrical for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of the movie on a variety of entertainment distribution platforms and in all packaged media through its horror entertainment brand Scream Factory™.
“James Roday has made a wonderfully demented blend of horror and comedy that fits perfectly into our Scream Factory family. The substantial talent behind »
- Derek Anderson
Shout! Factory has acquired North American rights to “Gravy,” a horror comedy that marks the directorial debut of “Psych” star James Roday, who also wrote the script, TheWrap has learned. Shout! Factory has secured exclusive distribution rights including digital, home entertainment, broadcast and theatrical for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada. The company plans a strategic rollout of the movie on a variety of entertainment distribution platforms and in all packaged media through its horror brand Scream Factory. Michael Weston stars alongside Jimmi Simpson (“House of Cards”), Sutton Foster (“Younger”), Lily Cole (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), Molly Ephraim, »
- Jeff Sneider
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