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Metal Gear Solid movie is inching forward

15 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Aug 17, 2017

Exclusive: Kong director Jordan Vogt-Roberts explains how he’s made new progress on the Metal Gear Solid movie.

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts thinks Hollywood blockbusters are in need of a major shakeup. Last year, he attended San Diego Comic-Con to premiere the very first footage of his film Kong: Skull Island, but when Den Of Geek Us sat down during Sdcc’s final days circa 2017, he now had much on his mind in the way of corporate appropriation of geek culture and how to maintain the credibility that made comics, video games, and their ilk such icons of counterculture in his youth. As we speak, however, he appears incredibly hopeful about genre cinema’s future, especially since he is inching ever closer to making his dream movie: a Metal Gear Solid film.

Indeed, when asked if he’d ever be interested in doing a superhero film, Vogt-Roberts expresses an openness to the idea, »

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Before They Were Blockbuster Directors: 8 TV Episodes by the People Behind 2017’s Biggest Films

16 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Even though the worlds of film and TV are converging more than ever before, it’s interesting to note just how many of the people behind the biggest films of the year have tried their hand at TV work in the past.

Get Out” director Jordan Peele never officially directed an episode of his long-running Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele,” but his debut film currently sits at No. 7 on the year’s domestic box office list. Go up and down the rest of that chart and you’ll find movies from directors who’ve made valuable contributions to TV comedies and dramas alike.

Most of these episodes were pilots or season premieres, ways for directors to help establish a template or shorthand for what governs life in front of and behind the camera for the duration of these series. While some of these filmmakers took multiple opportunities in the TV director’s seat, »

- Steve Greene

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Before They Were Blockbuster Directors: 8 TV Episodes by the People Behind 2017’s Biggest Films

16 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Even though the worlds of film and TV are converging more than ever before, it’s interesting to note just how many of the people behind the biggest films of the year have tried their hand at TV work in the past.

Get Out” director Jordan Peele never officially directed an episode of his long-running Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele,” but his debut film currently sits at No. 7 on the year’s domestic box office list. Go up and down the rest of that chart and you’ll find movies from directors who’ve made valuable contributions to TV comedies and dramas alike.

Most of these episodes were pilots or season premieres, ways for directors to help establish a template or shorthand for what governs life in front of and behind the camera for the duration of these series. While some of these filmmakers took multiple opportunities in the TV director’s seat, »

- Steve Greene

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Helen Hunt to Star in Horror-Thriller ‘I See You’

7 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Helen Hunt has come on board to star in the horror-thriller “I See You” for Zodiac Features with shooting starting in Cleveland in the late summer.

Adam Randall is directing from a script by Devon Graye. Hunt will portray the well-heeled wife of the lead investigator in a child abduction case which has brought into the spotlight a similar case from years past. The investigator struggles to find a way to forgive his wife for infidelity — and while her guilt slowly gnaws away at her grip on reality, a malicious presence begins manifesting itself in their home, putting their young son in mortal danger.

Matt Waldeck will produce for Zodiac Features. Executives producers are Ben Hecht for Zodiac, alongside Hilary Davis, Stephen Kelliher and Patrick Howson for Bankside Films, and Phil Hunt and Compton Ross for Head Gear Films.

CAA packaged the film and will co-represent domestic sales with Bankside Films, »

- Dave McNary

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Hail to the King: 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Details & Cover Art for Kong: Skull Island

24 May 2017 6:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As lethal as it is beautiful, Skull Island would make for a gorgeous summer vacation spot if it weren't crawling with colossal creatures that don't exactly want to roll out the welcome mat to tourists. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring the perilous slice of paradise home this summer with their release of Kong: Skull Island on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms.

Kong: Skull Island will first be available on digital platforms beginning June 20th, followed by a July 18th release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD. The special features include a commentary with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, "Monarch Files 2.0," "Through the Lens: Brie Larson's Photography," and more.

Below, you can read the full lists of special features and the official release details from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Press Release (via Why So Blu?): See the origins of one of »

- Derek Anderson

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Kong: Skull Island Blu-Ray Trailer and DVD Details Unveiled

24 May 2017 5:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

See the origins of one of the most powerful monster myths of all when Kong: Skull Island arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD July 18th, and on Digital HD June 20. This compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Warner Bros. has released a brief Blu-ray trailer, along with new artwork.

Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World), Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, The Color Purple, 1994, Pulp Fiction), John Goodman (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Argo), Oscar winner Brie Larson (Best Actress, Room, 2015) and Oscar nominee John C. Reilly (Best Supporting Actor, Chicago, 2003). Vogt-Roberts directed the film from »

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Surprisingly Good Kong: Skull Island Journeys Home July 18

24 May 2017 4:52 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA, May 24, 2017 – See the origins of one of the most powerful monster myths of all when Kong: Skull Island arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. This compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful.

Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World), Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, The Color Purple, 1994, Pulp Fiction,), John Goodman (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Argo), Oscar winner Brie Larson (Best Actress, Room, 2015) and Oscar nominee John C. Reilly (Best Supporting Actor, Chicago,  2003).

Vogt-Roberts directed the film from a story by John Gatins and Dan Gilroy and a screenplay by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein. »

- ComicMix Staff

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Bring the King Home When Kong: Skull Island Arrives on Blu-Ray in July

24 May 2017 4:40 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

King Kong made his triumphant return to the big screen earier this year, and you'll be able to bring the adventure home in just a couple months.  Warner Bros. announced the Kong: Skull Island blu-ray release date today, along with details on the special features.  Come inside to learn more! 

If you've been eager to add to your monster movie collection at home, especially a really good one, you'll be happy to hear WB has announced the details for Kong: Skull Island on blu-ray.  The blu-ray/DVD/4K version of the film will launch on July 18, 2017, but if you simply can't wait (that would be me), you can watch it on June 20th via digital download.

See the origins of one of the most powerful monster myths of all when “Kong: Skull Island” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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CW’s Riverdale Seaons One Comes to Disc August 15

22 May 2017 2:57 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA (May 22, 2017) – Unlock the mystery and dive into small town secrets as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Riverdale: The Complete First Season on DVD on August 15, 2017. Premiering with 2.4 million viewers, The CW’s top new show across all major demos* is created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Big Love), produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot), and stars Kj Apa (Shortland Street), Lili Reinhart (The Kings of Summer), Camila Mendes (Randy Doe), Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Marisol Nichols (Big Momma’s House 2), Madelaine Petsch (The Curse of Sleeping Beauty), Ashleigh Murray (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is also an executive producer, along with Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Blindspot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Jon Goldwater (Publisher/CEO, Archie Comics). The release contains all 13 gripping episodes from the first season, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Will Alien: Covenant Revive The Ailing Franchise Or Do More Damage? -- The Weekend Warrior

17 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, and to paraphrase those renowned seventies scholars the Brady Bunch, “When it’s time to change then it’s time to change.” 

While I’ve tried my hardest to slowly sneak those changes in, it’s gotten to the point where we’ll need to do something more drastic if the few of you reading the Weekend Warrior on a weekly basis actually want it to remain coming to you on a weekly basis.  Because of that, we’re going to try something different by not throwing in as much independent limited releases for those checking the column out, and making the column a little more focused at least for the time being.  (I’m probably going to move reviews for my Top Picks over to my blog, which is easy enough to »

- Edward Douglas

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Kong: Skull Island Director Likely Won’t Return For Another Film

24 April 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Earlier this year, Kong: Skull Island hit theaters, and while it didn’t exactly set the box office on fire, it did well enough to at least outperform Peter Jackson’s 2005 outing, in addition to continuing the mythology of the MonsterVerse that began with Godzilla back in 2014.

With this in mind, can we expect Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts to return back to the director’s chair for another outing with the oversized ape? Not likely. Speaking with Screen Junkies, the director stated:

“I think I'm done with giant monsters for a little bit...I'm really proud of how weird this movie is and I'm really proud of how much people embraced that stuff and actually called out like how strange the movie is. And I wanted it to have a voice and I'm so proud of what we did and how I think it is, like, a nontraditional »

- Joseph Medina

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Chasing Kong

25 March 2017 6:03 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"Is this the moving picture ship?"—Opening line of King Kong (1933)You can get close to madness trying to fit the entire cultural legacy of the original King Kong into a single box. Even setting aside the two Hollywood remakes, you're still left with hastily made or quickly buried sequels, follow-ups like Mighty Joe Young (1949), a Universal Studios ride, a direct-to-video cartoon, a children’s TV series, and a set of 1960s Japanese-American co-productions—Kingu Kongu!—which saw the big ape square off against Godzilla and "Mechani-Kong" in showdowns with worse special effects than the film that preceded them by thirty years. Apologies for anything I've left out, because by this point King Kong is a cottage industry unto itself, an old-fashioned self-perpetuating Hollywood myth that's morphed in meaning and presentation but never entirely gone away. The sight of King Kong atop the Empire State Building, with its a mixture »

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Kong: Skull Island Post-Credit Scene Almost Got the Axe

12 March 2017 4:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, it was confirmed that there is a post-credit scene attached to Warner Bros.' Kong: Skull Island, which sets up the highly-anticipated Godzilla: King of Monsters in 2019, which will in turn set up Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020. As it turns out, it seems that scene was almost cut by the studio, according to director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Here's what the filmmaker had to say in a recent interview about why it almost got the axe.

"We shot that during production, and it was actually one of those things that they had taken off the movie at one point. For some reason, there was concern about it, and I was really happy when everyone decided let's bring this back. I think that's what people want to know is happening."

During his interview with Cinema Blend, the filmmaker did not say why the scene was almost removed, but the scene made the final cut anyway. »

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Kong: Skull Island Pummels Logan with $61M Win at the Box Office

12 March 2017 3:22 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After 20th Century Fox's Logan came away with an easy box office win last weekend, many were expecting the superhero movie to take the top spot at the box office this weekend as well. While Logan didn't suffer a tremendously drastic second weekend drop (57.2%), it did drop to second place, with Warner Bros. Kong: Skull Island overperforming, taking in an impressive $61 million while Logan earned a decent $37.8 million. While it was originally expected to be a close weekend at the box office, Kong: Skull Island had no trouble running away with the box office crown.

Box Office Mojo reports that Kong: Skull Island opened with an impressive $15,865 per-screen average from 3,846 theaters. While the debut was impressive, it does fall quite short of 2014's Godzilla, which opened huge with $93.1 million in 2014, but dropped a massive 66.8% in its second weekend and 61.2% in its third weekend, closing its domestic run with $200.6 million with a worldwide tally of $529 million, »

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Weekend Box Office: Viewers Go Ape Over ‘Skull Island’

12 March 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The late winter North America box office continued to play like it is summer as Warner’s Kong: Skull Island became the new king of the box office jungle. Not to be outdone by the big monkey, Fox’s Logan and Universal’s Get Out also continued to be big draws. With three big films in the market –and more to come over the next few weeks-, the top ten rose a healthy 27% over last year at this time when Zootopia led with $51.3 million.

After a twelve-year absence from movie screens, the Eighth Wonder of the World is back in a big way with Kong: Skull Island. The $185 million Warner Brothers release scored a monster-sized $61 million from 3,846 screens in its debut, handily beating expectations that pegged the film to open in the mid $40 million range. The well-reviewed monster island epic from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) also scored $81.6 million from its international debut. »

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Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Roars With $142.6 Million Globally

12 March 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kong: Skull Island” bestrode the globe in its opening weekend.

The monster movie opened to a hefty $81.6 million in 65 foreign markets, pushing its global haul to $142.6 million globally. “Kong: Skull Island” is the latest attempt to revive King Kong. Cinema’s most famous gorilla first hit screens in the 1933 classic “King Kong,” a stop-motion touchstone that is considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made. Other versions have been less successful. Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake divided critics, but went on to make $550 million worldwide. It was more warmly received than the 1976 Dino De Laurentiis version that was so maligned it almost sunk star Jessica Lange’s career.

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Reviewers generally like this version, handing it a 78% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”) makes his major studio debut behind the camera, guiding an ensemble cast that includes Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. »

- Brent Lang

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Movie Review – Kong: Skull Island (2017)

11 March 2017 2:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kong: Skull Island, 2017

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John GoodmanJohn C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, and Will Brittain.

Synopsis:

A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.

At once passably entertaining and undeniably disappointing, the latest attempt to re-imagine King Kong – this time ahead of a planned cinematic scuffle with Godzilla in 2020 – misses almost as much as it hits, but propelled by the titular beast’s sheer mythic power, it just barely scrapes a pass regardless.

Government agent Bill Randa (John Goodman) leads an expedition of explorers and soldiers to an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean known as Skull Island, and upon  arriving, their explosive experiments immediately rouse the over-sized, ill-pleased ape resident himself, »

- Shaun Munro

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Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Kong: Skull Island

10 March 2017 3:29 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Whether you saw it in theaters on opening night or you're gearing up to see it this weekend, you can get an intriguing look at the making of Kong: Skull Island and its gorgeous shooting locations in behind-the-scenes footage.

You can watch the behind-the-scenes videos below, and in case you missed it, check out our previous coverage of Kong: Skull Island.

"“Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World”), Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful Eight,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Trainwreck”), John Goodman (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Argo”) and John C. Reilly (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Step Brothers”). The international ensemble cast also includes Tian Jing (“Police Story: Lockdown”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”), Jason Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”), John Ortiz (“Steve Jobs”), Thomas Mann (“Beautiful Creatures”), Shea Whigham (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Toby Kebbell (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Soundtrack Is Now on Spotify, and Is Indeed Fit for a King

10 March 2017 1:44 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While Legendary is providing excellent opportunities for indie filmmakers with its new Monster Universe, the studio has also shown a knack for recruiting top musical talent for the franchise. This continues to hold true with “Kong: Skull Island,” which was composed by Henry Jackman, and its score is now available to listen to on Spotify. The film, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer“) hits theaters today, so if you want to pump yourself up before you see it, or if you already want to revisit the movie by listening to the score, you can listen to the soundtrack here.

Read More: ‘Kong: Skull Island’: Why Legendary Trusted Indie Filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts to Expand Their MonsterVerse

Jackman is known best for scoring the second and third installments of Marvel’s “Captain America” movies, as well as his frequent collaborations with Matthew Vaughn, most recently with his electrifying score for “Kingsman: The Secret Service. »

- Michael Gonzalez

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‘Kong: Skull Island’: Why Legendary Trusted Indie Filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts to Expand Their MonsterVerse

10 March 2017 7:11 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Indie filmmakers have been good to Legendary Entertainment. In 2014, Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla” earned $529 million worldwide; his previous film, 2010’s “Monsters,” earned around $4 million on a budget of well under $1 million. For the second film in their burgeoning new cinematic universe, they went with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (best known for his Sundance favorite, “The Kings of Summer”), who’s expected to create another blockbuster with “Kong: Skull Island.”

“I did get a lot of offers, and they were big and small and all sorts of things,” the filmmaker said. “I have a love of Kong and I have a love of creature features and monster movies. ‘Kong’ was the first movie that was going into production that I felt like I could actually do my thing with.”

At this point, it’s a familiar story. An arthouse star, a fan of the franchise, a white dude. Edwards went from “Godzilla” to “Rogue One. »

- Kate Erbland

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