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Saban Films Acquires Us Distribution Rights to Remake of George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead

11 September 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Featuring arguably the most beloved zombie ever put to film, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead is a seminal standout in the horror genre that has grown a diehard fanbase in the thirty-plus years since its release. New takes on Romero's groundbreaking 1985 film were featured in 2005's Day of the Dead 2: Contagium and 2008's Day of the Dead, and now Saban Films has acquired the Us rights to Millennium Media's new Day of the Dead reimagining, with a release expected late this year:

Press Release: Toronto – September 9, 2017 – Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a slate of films from Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media. The trio of titles includes Isaac Florentine’s Acts of Vengeance starring Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Robert Forster and Paz Vega; Paul Solet’s Bullet Head (formerly Unchained) also starring Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody; and Day of the Dead »

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Chinese Firm Abandons $100M Acquisition of Avi Lerner's Millennium Films

30 August 2017 7:37 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The latest China-Hollywood dealmaking casualty has arrived: Avi Lerner's $100 million plan to sell majority control of Millennium Films to Beijing's Recon Group is officially dead.

The indie maverick unveiled the agreement in February, saying he would offload 51 percent of the studio, known for The Expendables and Olympus Has Fallen franchises, to Recon subsidiary Wenyuan Cable Co. The deal included Millennium’s library and gave Recon the option to buy out the remaining shares of Millennium at a later date.

But the Chinese firm reported to the Shenzhen stock exchange late Wednesday that the agreement had failed to meet an Aug. »

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Keong Sim

22 August 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The days of viewing Asian actors and actresses as second fettle extras has since passed. There is a rise in Asian-American actors and actresses who are demand top billing and expressing their capacity and talent in a manner that is worthy of note. One actor who is consistently advancing his status and elevating his worth in Hollywood is Korean-American Keong Sim. Sim gained a great deal of notoriety for his role in Olympus Has Fallen and the TNT medical drama, Monday Mornings, and he has recently been cast in the Law & Order anthology, True Crime. Although fans are definitely

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'Law & Order True Crime' Taps 'Olympus Has Fallen' Star for Recurring Role (Exclusive)

17 August 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders is adding to the prosecution team.

Olympus Has Fallen actor Keong Sim has signed on for a recurring role in Dick Wolf's forthcoming drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The eight-episode first installment of the anthology is described as a "gripping in-depth dramatization" of the famed murder case that took America by storm in the early 1990s. When brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills on Aug. 20, 1989, their story became a nationwide obsession. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders dives »

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Aaron Eckhart Joins Matthew Weiner’s ‘The Romanoffs’ at Amazon

9 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Aaron Eckhart has joined the cast of Matthew Weiner’s upcoming Amazon drama “The Romanoffs,” Variety has learned.

The new series will consist of eight hour-long episodes, each of which will tell a standalone story with no recurring plot elements or actors. Each episode will tell the stories of people in contemporary times who believe they are descendants of the imperial family that ruled Russia from 1613 until the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917.

Eckhart has primarily worked in film throughout his career, having appeared in high-profile projects like “The Dark Knight,” Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” opposite Tom Hanks, “Bleed for This” opposite Miles Teller, and the action films “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen.” He has also starred in “Thank You for Smoking,” “The Rum Diary,” and “Erin Brockovich.” He is repped by CAA.

Eckhart is the latest addition to the cast of the series from the “Mad Men” creator. “Mad Men »

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What We Know About the Olympus Has Fallen Sequel

5 August 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

In 2013, Olympus Has Fallen came out to a poor reception from critics but a much more positive response from movie-goers. For proof, look no further than the fact that it earned more than $170 million at the box office on a $70 million budget, which was enough to convince its studio to launch a franchise. As a result, a sequel called London Has Fallen came out in 2016, which was even more successful in a commercial sense in that it earned more than $205 million at the box office on a $60 million budget. Now, there is news that

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- Nat Berman

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Ric Roman Waugh to direct Gerard Butler in Angel Has Fallen

26 July 2017 2:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like the Millennium Films action threequel Angel Has Fallen has found its director, with Variety reporting that Ric Roman Waugh (Snitch, Shot Caller) has signed on to helm the film.

Angel Has Fallen is the follow-up to 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen and 2016’s London Has Fallen, and will see the return of Gerard Butler as Secret Service agent Mike Banning as he finds himself the target of terrorists during a flight on Air Force One. Morgan Freeman is also on board as Allan Trumbull, although Aaron Eckhart won’t be back as U.S. President Benjamin Asher for the third outing.

Ric Roman Waugh’s latest film Shot Caller was released in the States on July 20th through DirecTV Cinema, and will get a theatrical release on August 18th. Angel Has Fallen meanwhile it slated for release in 2018. »

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Olympus/ London Has Fallen Sequel Gets A Director

26 July 2017 1:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Roman Waugh is set to direct the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. Waugh, who has helmed the likes of Snitch and Felon in the past, will direct Gerard Butler in Angel Has Fallen, which will also see Morgan Freeman return as Speaker Trumbull.

Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt are writing the script for the film, which will see Butler’s Secret Service agent Mike Banning find himself becoming the target of a terrorist attack mid-flight on Air Force One.

There are no timescales as to when we may expect to see the film in cinemas, but we’re guessing we’re now look at at least a late 2018/ early 2019 debut.

Butler, Alan Siegel, Danielle Robinson, John Thompson, Matt O’Toole, and Les Weldon will produce, so reports Variety.

The post Olympus/ London Has Fallen Sequel Gets A Director appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Ric Roman Waugh Nears Deal To Direct ‘Angel Has Fallen’, Next Installment Of The ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Series

25 July 2017 3:35 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ric Roman Waugh is eyeing the director’s chair to Angel Has Fallen, the next installment of the Olympus Has Fallen franchise. Gerard Butler is set to reprise his role as secret service agent Mike Banning with Morgan Freeman on board to return as well. Angel Has Fallen follows Banning as he continues to be a target of terrorists, this time while mid-flight on Air Force One. This marks the third installment of the Fallen franchise. Olympus Has Fallen premiered in 2013 and… »

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'Olympus Has Fallen' Follow-Up Gets Director

25 July 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ric Roman Waugh, who wrote and directed the Stephen Dorff-starrer Felon, will helm the Olympus Has Fallen sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Gerard Butler will reprise his role in Millennium Films' Angel Has Fallen, a threequel following the action flicks Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. Waugh will direct Butler as the Secret Service agent who has kept American presidents safe — but this time, he's the attackers' target.

Among those also at risk is the commander-in-chief, whose official plane Air Force One is code-named Angel. Butler will produce with Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, John Thompson and Matt »

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‘Shot Caller’ Director Boards ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel ‘Angel Has Fallen’ (Exclusive)

25 July 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ric Roman Waugh will direct the next installment in the “Olympus Has Fallen” series, “Angel Has Fallen” starring Gerard Butler.

Butler returns as secret service agent Mike Banning and Morgan Freeman is also on board to reprise his role.

Butler will produce with his partner Alan Siegel at their G-base production banner, alongside Danielle Robinson. Millennium Entertainment’s John Thompson, Matt O’Toole, and Les Weldon will also produce, with Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, and Boaz Davidson exec producing.

Olympus Has Fallen” bowed in 2013, grossing $170.3 million worldwide, including $98.9 million at the domestic box office. The sequel, “London Has Fallen,” did even better overseas, earning $205.8 million worldwide, leading Millennium to move forward on a third installment.

After saving the president in the first two pics, secret service agent Banning himself becomes the target of terrorists, this time while mid-flight on Air Force One.

Insiders say Butler has been a fan of Waugh’s work since seeing his first »

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Rod Lurie To Direct Adaption of Jake Tapper’s The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor

20 July 2017 9:56 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Millennium Films announced today that Rod Lurie (Straw Dogs, Nothing but the Truth) has been tapped to direct Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson’s (The Fighter) adaption of Jake Tapper’s The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor.

Paul Merryman developed the script, which Tamasy and Johnson co-wrote, and will produce alongside Tamasy and Marc Frydman under their Battle Plan Productions banner. Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Les Weldon, and Matt O’Toole are also producing for Millennium Films, with John Thompson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, and Yariv Lerner executive producing.

Based on CNN news correspondent Jake Tapper’s bestselling book, The Outpost tells the epic true story of the 50 soldiers who battled a force of over 400 Taliban in Northeastern Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Originally built to engage the locals in community development projects and help the spread of democracy, Outpost Keating faced a constant threat of being attacked by the Taliban, »

- Michelle Hannett

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‘Walking Dead’ Season 8 Resumes Production After Stuntman’s Death

17 July 2017 4:33 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Production on “The Walking Dead” Season 8 has resumed after being shut down last week following the death of series stuntman John Bernecker, AMC confirmed to Variety on Monday.

Last Wednesday, Bernecker was filming a scene with series regular Austin Amelio. The scene called for Bernecker to fall approximately 20 feet off of a balcony onto a safety cushion. But assistant director Matthew Goodwin told the Coweta County Sheriff’s office that Bernecker did not appear to get “a good separation” from the balcony and attempted to abort the jump by grabbing onto the balcony with both hands, according to the incident report obtained by Variety. His momentum caused him to slam into the bottom of the balcony, which made him lose his grip and fall, missing the safety cushion by “just inches.” He landed on his head and neck, with an on-site medic immediately rendering aid.

Bernecker was airlifted to an Atlanta medical center and placed on a »

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‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman Reportedly Died After Missing Safety Cushion by Inches

14 July 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Walking Dead” stuntman John Bernecker reportedly died after missing a safety cushion while filming a stunt for the AMC series.

Bernecker was shooting a stunt for the show’s eighth season in which he was to fall off a balcony onto the cushion some 20 feet below, but missed and instead landed on the concrete, according to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department report obtained by ABC News. Assistant director Matthew Goodwin told police that Bernecker fell “just inches away” from the cushion after it appeared he did not “get good separation from the balcony.”

AMC has not yet commented on Bernecker’s death.

Bernecker died on Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital from the injuries he sustained in the fall. He had been placed on a ventilator, which his family decided to turn off on Thursday night. AMC previously announced that they had temporarily shut down production in the wake of the tragedy.

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The Walking Dead stuntman John Bernecker dies after set accident

14 July 2017 8:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jul 17, 2017

Very sad news: veteran stuntman John Bernecker has died after an accident on The Walking Dead set.

AMC’s The Walking Dead suffered a real-life tragedy after veteran stuntman John Bernecker sadly died from injuries suffered during an accident on the set. Bernedecker was 33 years old and had more than 10 years’ experience in film and television stunt work.

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On Wednesday, July the 12th, Bernecker fell off a 25-foot-high balcony while rehearsing a fight scene with an actor at the Raleigh Studio in Georgia. He lost his footing and hit the concrete floor. He was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center with massive head injuries and placed on a ventilator. According to the medical examiner, Bernecker died in the hospital's intensive care unit on Thursday when a ventilator was turned off. He was surrounded by family and friends, »

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‘The Walking Dead’ Stuntman Dies From Head Injury After On Set Accident

14 July 2017 6:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Stuntman John Bernecker has died after suffering a head injury on the set of “The Walking Dead.” Bernecker died from blunt force trauma due to a fall during production of the hit zombie series, acording to Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk (via Variety).

Read More: Frank Darabont Wrote Enraged Emails to ‘Walking Dead’ Producers Before Firing: ‘F*ck You All’

The stuntman was working on “The Walking Dead” Season 8 when he fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor. He was transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter. On Thursday, AMC announced it was temporarily shutting down production on the zombie series’ eight season following the now fatal accident.

Prior to his work on “The Walking Dead,” Bernecker served as a stuntman on major Hollywood action films like “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Olympus Has Fallen.” His upcoming credits include work on “Black Panther” and the Dawyne Johnson-starring “Rampage. »

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‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman Dies Following On-Set Accident

14 July 2017 6:26 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Walking Dead” stuntman John Bernecker has died after suffering an accident on the show’s set in Georgia, Variety has confirmed.

According to Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk, Bernecker died at Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday evening of blunt force trauma due to his fall. His was reportedly placed on a ventilator after the accident, which was turned off on Thursday.

Bernecker fell more than 20 feet off a balcony onto a concrete floor, suffering a serious head injury that required him to be transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter. AMC announced Thursday that they had temporarily shut down production on the show’s eighth season in the wake of the tragic accident.

Bernecker is a veteran stunt performer and fight choreographer. Per his IMDb page, he has worked on projects such as “Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2,” and “Logan,” among many others. He is also listed as having worked on »

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‘Walking Dead’ Shuts Down Production After Stuntman Injured in On-Set Accident

13 July 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A stuntman on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” was seriously injured in an accident on the show’s set in Georgia, leading the cable network to temporarily shut down production on the show’s eighth season.

“We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for ‘The Walking Dead’ and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set,” AMC said in a statement. “He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital and we have temporarily shut down production. We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”

Bernecker fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor, suffering a head injury that required him to be transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter. Bernecker’s girlfriend posted a message on Facebook regarding the accident, which read, “John deserves to be seen by every neorusurgeon and doctor there is until one of them sees the life we »

- Joe Otterson

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Gerard Butler Is In Charge Of Saving The World In New ‘Geostorm’ Trailer

7 July 2017 1:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Warner Bros. Pictures have debuted the second full trailer for their upcoming disaster movie Geostorm, the new big-budget adventure which will arrive in cinemas in October. Watch the all new Geostorm trailer below.

New Geostorm trailer: Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess want to save the planet

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, Independence Day) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller Geostorm, starring Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen, 300), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Alexandra Maria Lara »

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New Geostorm Trailer Promises Destruction On An Epic Scale

6 July 2017 5:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Gerard Butler has done it all – when it comes to movies, that is. He’s fought against an army of Persians in 300, broken our hearts in P.S. I Love You, and saved the President of the United States not once, but twice, across Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. With Geostorm though, the Scottish actor is going up against what’s perhaps his greatest enemy yet: Mother Nature.

Skydance has peeled back the curtain once again to deliver another jaw-dropping trailer for the film, which triggers a storm of biblical proportions. Caught up in the midst of that global catastrophe is Butler’s astronaut, who’s sent to space on a mission to course-correct humanity’s climate-controlling satellites. But those same instruments designed to mitigate natural disasters soon become mankind’s worst enemy, and while suspended in outer space, Butler’s lead character uncovers a plot to assassinate the Potus – and no, »

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