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'G.I. Joe' and 'Micronauts' Movies Get 'Transformers' Inspired Writers Rooms

20 November 2015 5:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This summer, Paramount and Hasbro put together a team of writers to come up with new ideas for the Transformers franchise, which yielded at least three new movies that are in development. Deadline reports that the studio is continuing this writers room experiment with two more franchises, G.I. Joe and the upcoming Micronauts. Akiva Goldsman, who supervised the Transformers writers room, is now set to come up with ideas and oversee both of these new writers' rooms as well.

This new development means that Akiva Goldsman won't be available to write Transformers 5, which he had originally planned to do. Now he will be supervising the writing process, with Paramount currently in negotiations with Transformers writers room participants Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and the writing team of Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man) to write the sequel. This change was approved by Paramount, Hasbro and producers Michael Bay, »

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The News Reel #30: More money, more problems Mr. Bond

17 November 2015 9:25 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

On this week’s episode, Brian and Zach speak with PopOptiq contributor, William Penix, about his recent post on the budget of the latest Bond film, Spectre, and how its high marks have become a trend with recent blockbusters such as Jurassic World and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. They also look at trailers for Finding Dory and Warcraft with news about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel and Key & Peele.

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First trailer for Finding Dory War is coming between two factions in first trailer for Warcraft Paul Rudd, Alexander Skarsgard join new film by Duncan Jones Henry Selick teams with Key & Peele for new animated stop-motion film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo getting sequel without Rooney Mara Rooney Mara believes she is still in the sequel Cate Blanchett to join next film with Richard Linklater Ridley Scott to take control of Alien franchise going forward Paul Thomas Anderson »

- Zach Dennis

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'The Dark Tower' Wants McConaughey: Is He Deschain or Flagg?

16 November 2015 5:09 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With director Nikolaj Arcel set to take the helm, and Sony issuing a January 13, 2017 release date for their highly-anticipated adaptation of The Dark Tower, casting is now under way. The Wrap and The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that the studio is eyeing Matthew McConaughey to star, with the actor being offered two roles, the main character Roland Deschain and the villainous Randall Flagg, a.k.a. The Man in Black. The Wrap claims that the actor is "leaning" towards the Randall Flagg role, but nothing is confirmed at this time.

Back in 2011, when the project was set up at Universal Pictures, Javier Bardem was eyed to play Roland Deschain, but the studio ended up dropping the ambitious project just a few months later. The plan was to make a trilogy of movies, with two limited-run TV series set to air on NBC in between the films. Warner Bros. was then eyeing the project, »

- MovieWeb

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Round-Up: Funko’s Fallout 4 Pop! Vinyls, The Wretched Photos, South Of Hell Video

16 November 2015 8:31 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Fallout franchise's big week continues with the release of Funko's Fallout 4 Pop! Vinyl figures. Collect all four! Also in this round-up: five new images from The Wretched and a behind-the-scenes video for We tv's South of Hell.

Fallout 4 Pop! Vinyls: From Funko: "The highly anticipated Fallout 4 series is coming to Pop!

The game’s main character, Sole Survivor, and his loyal companion, Dogmeat, take on the post-nuclear world 200 years after the Great War!

You may need to utilize the T-60 Power Armor to take down the ghoulish John Hancock!

Coming in February!"

Images via Funko:


The Wretched Photos: Press Release: "Indie filmmaker Nathaniel Davis wrapped up filming "The Wretched" in well known haunted locations in Oklahoma. The film tells the story of three actresses on a road trip who stop at a haunted bed and breakfast, unbeknownst to them, the guests are used as human sacrifices by the psychotic demented owners, »

- Tamika Jones

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Blinded By the Dollar Sign: The Problem with Hollywood’s Ballooning Budgets

13 November 2015 4:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The process of excitement for us filmgoers is normally the same. We hear about a film in development that appeals to us, especially if it’s the next entry in a popular franchise, and then we patiently wait for, or perhaps anxiously anticipate all that comes next: director, screenwriter and casting announcements, set photos and promotional artwork, a release date and the highly revered trailer. We think about so many factors leading into a film’s production, exponentially raising our level of enthusiasm for something that has yet to be released. One thing we don’t think about as much as we should, however, is how much the film costs to make.

We know that movies aren’t cheap for the studios, but perhaps we don’t think about total cost as much because things like trailers, or prior knowledge of a franchise, give us something of an approximation that will tell us, »

- William Penix

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Us Briefs: Jessica Chastain named Spirit Awards honourary chair

10 November 2015 1:38 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus… HBO Documentary Films acquires Body Team 12; Sphe unveils first 4K Ultra HD Disc releases; Timur Bekmambetov produces play… and more.

Jessica Chastain will serve as honourary chair at Film Independent’s Spirit Awards this year. Chastain was nominated for a Spirit Award for Take Shelter (2012) and A Most Violent Year (2015). John Boyega and Elizabeth Olsen will present the 2016 nominees on November 24.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment top brass on Tuesday announced the studio’s first releases in the 4K Ultra HD Disc format that features four times the resolution of HD and includes high dynamic range. The discs will arrive in early 2016 and include The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Salt, Hancock, Chappie, Pineapple Express and The Smurfs 2.

HBO Documentary Films has acquired Us TV rights to Body Team 12 directed by Ryot co-founder David Darg. The film won the Tribeca Film Festival award for best documentary short and was nominated for an International Documentary Association award for »

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Sony Pictures Becomes Second Studio to Announce Ultra HD Films on Disc

10 November 2015 10:57 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Sphe) became the second studio to announce Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc releases, fueling speculation that the disc format may be in store for a resurgence.

Sony’s first batch of releases in the ultra-high-definition format, set to arrive on an unspecified date in early 2016, will include “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Salt,” “Hancock,” “Chappie,” “Pineapple

Express” and “The Smurfs 2,” followed, the studio announced Tuesday, “by a growing roster of titles including new release film and television content.”

“By some estimates, consumers will own over 100 million Ultra HD television sets by 2019,” said Sphe president Man Jit Singh. “Sony Pictures’ 4K Ultra HD Discs will deliver consumers the ultimate home theater experience, with stunning picture and sound quality.”

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment was the first studio to announce a slate of upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc releases. At Ifa 2015 in Berlin in early September, on the heels »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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'Spider-Man' Is a Wimp and 'Batman' Never Cries Says Michael Keaton

10 November 2015 9:54 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Oh, Michael Keaton! We know how much you love Batman. And we're truly sorry you never got to portray Bruce Wayne in another Tim Burton sequel. But is the Dark Knight really the best superhero ever? That's what the Birdman actor is claiming. But it all might just be a ruse to get journalists to stop asking him about the character, which he last played 23 years ago in 1992's Batman Returns.

Michael Keaton was nominated for his role as a washed-up superhero actor in last year's Birdman. And it's obvious that he has a lot of affinity for the genre. But one thing he can't stand seeing is a superhero cry. Visiting The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he regaled the host with a story about how he went to the store got get his iPhone fixed. The clerk helping him was transfixed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was »

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Katee Sackhoff Wants to Play This Other Marvel Character

7 November 2015 11:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Captain Marvel, which arrives in 2019, is Marvel and Disney's first solo female superhero adventure. And as expected, there are plenty of actresses vying for the role. Perhaps none more so than Katee Sackhoff. But as she recently revealed to Playboy, there may be another Marvel character that she is more interested in, especially as the cattle call for Carol Danvers becomes increasingly crowded.

Katee Sackhoff is the queen of nerd franchises. Everyone fell in love with her in Battlestar Galactica. And she carried that good will over to a role in the sci-fi thriller Riddick starring opposite Vin Diesel. She's tussled with serial killer Mike Myers in Halloween: Resurrection, played with the The Bionic Woman, and run alongside Jack Bauer on 24. She's even hung out with Leonard and Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory. Twice. And despite the fact that she's voiced a popular Star Wars character, she still has »

- MovieWeb

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Truth movie review: when journalistic truth is ugly (#LFF2015)

5 November 2015 7:23 AM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A fascinating look at the pitfalls of modern journalism, and a compelling portrait of a journalist who paid a high price for letting them trip her up. I’m “biast” (pro): I believe reality has a liberal bias

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Right, so, in September 2004, CBS’s newsmagazine 60 Minutes aired a story about recently uncovered military memos from the 1970s that appeared to offer some background to the fact — undisputed fact — that then U.S. President George W. Bush had failed to fulfill the requirements of his service in the Texas Air National Guard, which was itself a way for him to dodge the draft and avoid being sent to Vietnam. And almost instantly afterward, the authenticity of the memos came under attack. Not the content of the memos, but »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Afm: EuropaCorp Launches Sales On ‘Beautiful Disaster’

30 October 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp will be launching sales on “Beautiful Disaster,” among a flurry of high-concept English-language thrillers.

“Beautiful Disaster” is penned by Allison Burnett (“Underworld: Awakening”) and will be directed by Eva Sorhaug (“Occupied”). The movie, which will be distributed Stateside by EuropaCorp Films USA in 2017, follows a man on a fateful quest to save his gravely-ill daughter.

The company is also set to shop “Twice,” which Jean-Francois Richet will direct after Mel Gibson starrer “Blood Father.” “Twice” is written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Besson. Projects turns on a happily married woman who starts questioning her husband’s identity after finding a real-life military arsenal hidden in her home.

EuropaCorp’s Afm slate also includes John Madden’s “Ms. Sloane” with Jessica Chastain (in association with FilmNation); Martin Zandvliet’s (“Land of Mine”) “Kursk” penned by “Saving Private Ryan”‘s scribe Robert Rodat; and Neil Marshall »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Round-Up: Over Your Dead Body Trailer, South Of Hell Teaser, Hemlock Grove S3 Clip, Indigenous, The Dark Numbers

30 October 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The trailer for Takashi Miike's Over Your Dead Body along with details about the film can be seen after the jump. Also: a new teaser for South of Hell, a clip from Hemlock Grove's third season, VOD news for horror-thriller Indigenous, and The Dark Numbers TV development deal.

Over Your Dead Body: Press Release: "A beautiful actress (Kô Shibasaki of 47 Ronin and Battle Royale) plays the protagonist in a new play based on a legendary ghost story. She pulls some strings to get her lover cast in the play, although he's a relatively unknown actor. With the cast in place, rehearsals for the play, about an abusive relationship and a grudge, begin. But off stage, some begin to develop their own obsessions. Trapped between the play and reality, they are horrified to find that a real grudge can cross the blurred line between reality and fantasy. Will love flourish? »

- Tamika Jones

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Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s ‘Higher Power’ Backed by Content, Defy

29 October 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Content Media and Defy Media, a leading producer and programmer of digital content, have inked a deal to finance “Higher Power,” a sci-fi movie from producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who is best known for the “Transformer” and “G.I. Joe” franchises.

The movie tells the story of an ordinary guy who risks his life to save his daughter, and ends up with powers beyond his wildest imagination.

International distributors will get their first glimpse of “Higher Power” at next week’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, where Content’s film president, Jamie Carmichael, and its head of sales, Harry White, will debut the first footage. CAA co-represents U.S. distribution rights with Content.

The film is directed by Matthew Santoro, the visual effects artist for “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “300,” from a script by Julia Fair (“Alien Raiders”). It stars Ron Eldard (“Sleepers, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Rihanna Joins Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne in ‘Valerian’

28 October 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rihanna has joined the cast of Luc Besson’s epic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” the director announced Wednesday.

Her role isn’t specified, but Besson, the filmmaker behind “Lucy” and “The Professional,” made the announcement on his Instagram account and teased that the part was a big one. She joins a cast that includes Dane DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), Clive Owen (“Closer”) and Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”). Filming begins in France next January and the movie is expected to hit theaters on July 21, 2017.

The film adapts a graphic novel Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres and unfolds in the 28th century when humanity discovered time-travel. The big-budget project has tapped three elite visual effects firms to help realize Besson’s vision of the future — Weta Digital, Industrial Light & Magic and Rodeo FX.

Although best known for creating infectious pop songs, Rihanna has been an active presence in films, »

- Brent Lang

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Bel Powley Stars In A Royal Night Out Trailer

21 October 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Every girl deserves a “girls night out” – even the future Queen of England.

A Royal Night Out is a charming, Cinderella in reverse type film that follows one evening in the lives of princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Windsor on V-e Night, May 8th, 1945, respectively played by Sarah Gadon (Maps to the Stars, Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Bel Powley (Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch 2015, The Diary of a Teenage Girl).

Premiering at the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival, A Royal Night Out will open in New York City and Los Angeles on December 4th, 2015 and additional cities throughout December.

As the whole of London is on the streets to celebrate the official end of World War II in Europe, it is known that the young princesses, aged 19 and 14, slipped out of the palace to join the communal euphoria, returning to Buckingham Palace just after midnight.

Directed by UK director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane, »

- Michelle McCue

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"Assassin's Creed Syndicate" Launch Trailer

21 October 2015 3:10 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ahead of its PS4 & Xbox One console release this Friday and its PC release on November 19th, Ubisoft have released a new 'London Calling' launch trailer for its upcoming "Assassin's Creed Syndicate". In 'Syndicate,' you play as brother and sister assassins aiming to take over the criminal underworld of London during the Industrial Revolution.

The first chapter in the series in the wake of last year's disastrous bug-plagued "Assassin's Creed Unity" launch, all eyes will be on how well this game functions on the various platforms. Reviews for the title have not yet been released.


- Garth Franklin

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Round-Up: South Of Hell, Madman T-Shirt, Anguish Release Details, 8 Films to Die For, American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire Clips

16 October 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We tv's South of Hell marathon kicks off on Black Friday, November 27th. Also in this round-up: the Cavity Colors' Madman shirt, Anguish and 8 Films to Die For release details, and a look at two teaser clips for American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire.

South of Hell: Press Release: "New York, NY, October 15, 2015 -- We tv announced today that it will offer its next scripted series, “South of Hell,” as a true programming event – rolling out all seven episodes of the supernatural thriller in order in a Black Friday Binge, beginning at 6 pm Et/Pt on Friday, November 27th. All episodes of the series will premiere back-to-back as the suspense and drama unfolds and escalates over seven intense hours. At the conclusion of the binge, the entire series will be available on VOD, download to own and Tve platforms.

“As viewer demand rises for TV Everywhere opportunities and audiences increasingly binge watch their favorite content, »

- Tamika Jones

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The fall of CBS newsman Dan Rather comes to the big screen in Robert Redford's gripping Truth trailer

14 October 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Robert Redford dramatises the fall of former CBS newsman Dan Rather in the latest teaser for Truth.

The gripping docu-drama explains the fallout of CBS News airing explosive allegations about George W Bush's military record in the run-up to the 2004 election.

Questions about the authenticity of CBS's allegations would later bring an end to Rather's 24-year run as anchor of the CBS Evening News.

The film is based on the memoir of Rather's long-time producer Mary Mapes, who is played in Truth by Oscar winner Cate Blanchett.

White House Down and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writer James Vanderbilt both wrote and directed Truth.

Truth opens on Friday (October 16) in Us cinemas. »

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Marvel Studios' mystery movies: what could they be?

9 October 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Marvel Studios has announced three movies without titles for 2020. We did some digging to predict what they might be…

Marvel Studios has made a big announcement. As well as adding Ant-Man And The Wasp (a sequel to the Paul Rudd-starring shrinking superhero movie) to their 2018 slate, and reshuffling the dates of two other Phase 3 movies (Black Panther and Captain Marvel), they also called dibs on three release dates in 2020, without revealing what these movies would be.

This trio of unnamed projects brings Marvel’s slate of upcoming movies to a gargantuan 14 films. This is the order in which they will arrive on American screens:

May 2016: Captain America Civil War November 2016: Doctor Strange May 2017: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 July 2017: Spider-Man November 2017: Thor: Ragnarok February 2018: Black Panther May 2018: Avengers: Infinity War Part I July 2018: Ant-Man And The Wasp »

- rleane

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Stuntman Sues Over Alleged Clothesline

9 October 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you thought getting an acting job on a film like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was hard enough, try attempting to become one of the many stunt professionals involved in the production. Bj Davis bent over backwards to get the gig, and now he.s suing because of a particularly brutal clothesline . and the supposed malice hiding behind it. The Hollywood Reporter picked up on the story of Davis. lawsuit against Sony Pictures, as well as the producers of the 2014 film, that has caused Sony enough headaches that they eventually decided to share the character with Marvel Studios. What they won.t be sharing though is the alleged mistreatment of Mr. Davis, who claims that every step of the way he.s been discriminated against due to his age. At the time of production, Bj Davis was 61 and a Los Angeles resident. But by time The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was »

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