17 items from 2017
With the fifth and final season of Bates Motel just around the corner, IGN has debuted four creepy posters featuring Norman Bates and his mother, who (spoilers) he killed towards the end of the show’s previous season. Freddie Highmore’s Norman is detached from reality alongside Vera Farmiga’s Norma, whose face is void of expression, on the one-sheets, which tease yet another chilling season of the hit series. See them here…
This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche throughout his teenage years. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season four. Season five of “Bates Motel” picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly »
- Justin Cook
With production underway and its female stars already cast, Ocean’s Eight has been spending the last few weeks rounding out the supporting cast with actors like Damian Lewis (Billions, Homeland) and James Corden (The Late Late Show, Into the Woods). Now, we have word on another cast addition, and a couple Kardashian cameos.
According to Deadline, The Hobbit trilogy and Hannibal actor Richard Armitage has signed on in a secretive role. There are literally no details as to who he’ll be playing, or how big of a role he’ll have.
In other news, E! has the scoop that both Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner will cameo in the film. The models/reality TV stars shot a scene set at the New York Met Gala. They’ll reportedly be joined by Vogue editor in chief and fashion icon Anna Wintour. Their’s won’t be the only cameos »
- James Garcia
After a year that felt longer than a marathon screening of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, 2016 is finally over. The heartbreak, headaches and downright hilarity of the year we would all like to forget, is now behind us.
Now, fear not! 2017 is here to save the day and it is absolutely packed full of all your favourite costumed crime-fighters. From Wall crawlers, to demigods, to eccentric spies, this year has it all. So, sit back, relax and let your friendly neighbourhood Thn talk you through what 2017 has in store. Check out our Comic Book Movie Preview!
First up is the highly anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, focusing on Will Arnett’s hilariously parodied version of Batman. While the idea was initially met with skepticism, trailers have so far indicated that this could be one of the caped crusaders greatest cinematic outings yet.
The film also boasts »
- Ben Read
Actor Dane DeHaan of the upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets posed with the 28th century single-seater spacecraft produced by Lexus for the film. Dane Dehaan Poses With 28th Century Lexus Prop Lexus teamed up with the film studio EuropaCorp to create the fictional machine for the film, which also stars Cara Delevigne, Ethan Hawke and […]
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
While most late-night personalities let their film and TV careers fall by the wayside once they get their hosting gig, James Corden has been an exception to that trend. Despite churning out well over a hundred episodes of The Late Late Show every year, the actor has still managed to take on roles in such past and future projects as Trolls, The Emoji Movie and Peter Rabbit. Now, however, you can add Ocean’s Eight to the list, as Deadline reports that he has joined the cast of the all-female Gary Ross-directed heist comedy.
In the film, which is a spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy, Corden will play an insurance investigator “who grows suspicious” of the group of ladies attempting to pull off a massive heist; like most of his other film appearances, it will be a supporting role.
When late-night hosts do appear in films »
- Justin Cook
Don't mess with Cara Delevingne, especially if you don't have your facts straight.
The 24-year-old actress found herself at the center of attacks from a Twitter troll on Saturday, who told her to focus her energy on finding a "real job," which as you can imagine, didn't go down so well with Delevingne.
It all started after the Suicide Squad star tweeted about an "incredibly exciting" undisclosed project that she was "very nervous" for.
Soon after, however, the troll took aim, writing, "@Caradelevingne hopefully an interview for a real job. Your looks will fade, Cara. You can't cash in on your eyebrows forever."
That's where Delevingne stepped in,defending herself and the project.
"You will regret »
11 January 2017 6:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an ambitious $200 million sci-fi epic set for release this summer. The film already has prompted Besson's EuropaCorp — one of Europe's largest and most influential entertainment companies — to make major changes.
EuropaCorp long has been considered one of a handful of successful European studios thanks to the Taken and Transporter franchises as well as the 2014 Scarlett Johansson vehicle Lucy. But its fortunes have soured in recent years, and »
- Rhonda Richford
After the massive success of the R-rated smash hit Deadpool, that comic book's co-creator is heading back to the big screen in an extreme way. Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld is teaming up with producers Graham King, Akiva Goldsman, Brooklyn Weaver and Fundamental Films, to create new movies based on comic book characters he has created in what has come to be known as the Extreme Universe. This sprawling universe covers nine comic books and over 100 characters, although it is't clear which character will come to the big screen first.
Deadline reports that this is the first "big rights deal" of 2017, worth north of seven figures, according to the site's sources. Some of the more notable characters included in the Extreme Universe include Brigade, Bloodstrike, Cybrid, Lethal, Re-Gex, Bloodwulf, Battlestone, Baboom and Nitro-Gen. After shepherding the writers room for the Transformers franchise, Akiva Goldsman will take over the same role for the Extreme Universe movies. »
It’s called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an effects-laden blockbuster that has already drawn comparisons to Jupiter Ascending and, perhaps most exciting of all, The Fifth Element, Besson’s cult sci-fi that’s set to ring in its 20th anniversary in 2017 – how very apropos. But in tapping into the French graphic novel by Pierre Christin, Luc Besson is engineering a fairly different cinematic experience with Valerian, which can essentially be pitched as an intergalactic road trip movie concerning two cops (Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan) who fight to protect a utopian 28th century Earth and its neighboring planets from the baddies.
Expect themes of time travel and other sci-fi conventions to rear their head in Valerian, one »
- Michael Briers
After a series of film flops such as “Miss Sloane” and “Nine Lives,” EuropaCorp knew it needed to shake up its distribution system before the release next summer of “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” With a budget of more than $170 million, the sci-fi epic is one of the most expensive independent films ever made. It’s also a passion project of EuropaCorp founder Luc Besson, who directed the movie.
On Tuesday, EuropaCorp announced that it was bringing in Stx Entertainment, the studio behind “Bad Moms” and “The Gift,” to oversee the marketing and distribution of “Valerian.” The two companies have signed a multi-year pact that will find EuropaCorp outsourcing its theatrical distribution team.
“Due to Luc’s track record and the excitement surrounding the upcoming release of ‘Valerian’ and a number of other factors, we found ourselves in the attractive position of being courted by many different »
- Brent Lang
The first four films under the deal, all to be released in 2017, are comic book adaptation Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (pictured), written and directed by Besson; The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson; Lone Scherfig’s UK-set romantic comedy Their Finest; and heist adventure Renegades, written by Besson and Richard Wenk and directed by Steven Quale.
According to a statement from the companies, EuropaCorp will maintain its 50% ownership of Red alongside the new arrangement with Stx. EuropaCorp formed distribution and marketing operation Red in 2014 with Relativity Media and before Relativity hit financial trouble the joint venture had been expected to release Valerian in the Us »
The first four films under the deal, all to be released in 2017, are comic book adaptation Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, written and directed by Besson; The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson; Lone Scherfig’s UK-set romantic comedy Their Finest; and heist adventure Renegades, written by Besson and Richard Wenk and directed by Steven Quale.
According to a statement from the companies, EuropaCorp will maintain its 50% ownership of Red alongside the new arrangement with Stx. EuropaCorp formed distribution and marketing operation Red in 2014 with Relativity Media and before Relativity hit financial trouble the joint venture had been expected to release Valerian in the Us.
STX Entertainment has entered into a new agreement with EuropaCorp Films to provide U.S. distribution and marketing for their slate — starting with Luc Besson‘s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”
The deal is currently set at three years, and was jointly announced by STX Motion Picture Group Chairman Adam Fogelson and EuropaCorp CEO Mark Shmuger. EuropaCorp previously held a U.S. distribution pact with Relativity Studios.
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- Matt Donnelly
Breaking: In a major move that redefines Stx Entertainment’s place in the distribution landscape and decimates the distribution pipeline Red, Stx Motion Pictures Group has made a three-year deal with EuropaCorp Films USA to release and market the upcoming films hatched by Luc Besson’s production entity. That includes EuropaCorp’s biggest gamble, the Besson-directed Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the most fiscally and creatively ambitious film in that… »
Stx Motion Pictures Group will lend its marketing and distribution heft to EuropaCorp Films USA as past of a new, three-year agreement between the two studios.
The move comes as EuropaCorp has been looking for outside distribution help for “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” a sci-fi epic from company founder Luc Besson. The agreement was also announced as EuropaCorp has been dealing with the fallout from Relativity Media’s bankruptcy and troubled attempts to regain its financial footing. The two companies run Red, a marketing and distribution joint-venture that was formed in 2014. Relativity has not paid its share of the overhead for months. EuropaCorp said it will maintain a 50% stake in Red. Variety exclusively reported that EuropaCorp was seeking outside distribution for “Valerian” and had spoken to Stx. Variety also revealed that Relativity was not fulfilling its financial commitments to Red.
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- Brent Lang and Elsa Keslassy
3 January 2017 9:26 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Luc Besson's big-budget sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is moving to another galaxy, and will now be released by Stx Entertainment, along with several other EuropaCorp films.
Stx and EuropaCorp USA have entered into a three-year agreement for Stx to provide theatrical marketing and distribution services for EuropaCorp’s upcoming motion picture releases in the U.S.
Along with Besson’s film, Stx will release The Circle, starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega and directed by James Ponsoldt; Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest, a romantic comedy-drama set in World War II Great Britain starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin »
- Rebecca Ford
There are over 2,000 different alien species in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Two years before filming, director Luc Besson was gathering drawings and designs for all the film’s aliens and space crafts. He even wrote to schools to see if any young artists were interested in contributing to the movie. They received over 2,000 […]
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- Jack Giroux
17 items from 2017
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