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Wolf Warrior 2 devoured the competition for a fourth consecutive weekend at the Chinese box office.
The runaway action phenomenon, starring and directed by Wu Jing, added $35.7 million, lifting its local total to an astonishing $768.5 million after 25 days. The blockbuster also climbed higher in the all-time record books, nudging aside Avatar ($760.5 million) to become the second-biggest film ever in a single market. Only Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned more from one territory (($936.7 million, North America).
- Patrick Brzeski
With production still under way on Disney and LucasFilm' Han Solo spin-off, under the direction of Ron Howard, the studios haven't released any official plot details as of yet, as we continue to get closer and closer to the May 25, 2018 release date. A new rumor has surfaced from a podcast where a Funko representative named Mark was discussing how excited the toy company was about th Han Solo release, touting cast members such as "Emilia Clarke, Lupita Nyong'o, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson." Since Lupita Nyong'o has never been mentioned as part of this Han Solo spin-off, many are wondering if her Star Wars: The Force Awakens character Maz Kanata will actually be part of the story.
This interview happened on the Steele Wars podcast, although there has been no direct confirmation from LucasFilm that Lupita Nyong'o or her Maz Kanata character will be a part of the Han Solo spin-off, »
Steven Spielberg's classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind starring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon and François Truffautis is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 19th in celebration of the film's 40th anniversary.
Two Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4K Blu-ray packages will be available to choose from, each containing all three versions of the film: theatrical, 1980 special edition, and 1997 director's cut. Both packages include three discs with 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio and Hdr, but the Limited Edition additionally includes illuminated packaging that plays the iconic 5-tone motif as well as an expanded booklet with rare archival photos.
New bonus features have been commissioned for the 40th anniversary. 'Steven’s Home Movies & Outtakes' includes rare behind-the-scenes footage and gags, while 'Three Kinds of Close Encounters' includes new interviews with Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve.
Here's a complete breakdown of all the bonus features: »
Producer James Cameron, creator of the "Terminator" franchise has taken control of his property and will produce "Terminator 6" with "Deadpool" director Tim Miller at the helm, reinvigorating characters by returning to their 'roots', with the origin of the killer robot and how it came to look like Arnold Shwarzenegger:
"...rather than playing the indestructible killing machine of the title, Arnold will play the human character, the 'Terminators' are modeled after..."
Cameron will also re-release his classic 1991 feature "Terminator 2: Judgement Day", August 25, 2017 in a fresh, re-mastered 3D conversion, incorporating 'StereoD', a visual technology used in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens":
"...young 'John Connor' (Edward Furlong), the key to civilization's victory over a future robot uprising, is the target of the shape-shifting 'T-1000' (Robert Patrick), a 'Terminator' sent from the future to kill him.
- Michael Stevens
There is no doubt that the Lucasfilm Story Group, created by Kathleen Kennedy in 2012 and headed by Kiri Hart, has done some good for the Star Wars franchise. Although controversial in its attempts to rewrite canon, throwing out the Star Wars Extended Universe and starting afresh, it has paid off in its quality of storytelling moving forward.
Indeed, both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have paid off, becoming financial and critical successes and bringing the franchise to a new generation of audiences across the globe. Their work within the world of novels, TV and video games, has crafted an interconnected continuity; no plot point gets past this group of experts, holding knowledge the size of Wookiepedia. Their attention to detail is uncanny, often »
- George Chrysostomou
With less than four months remaining until Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters, and with only one trailer released thus far, Star Wars fans are looking for any morsel of information they can get their hands on. Adam Driver recently gave fans one tiny morsel in a new interview with Sunday Today, the Sunday version of the Today Show, where he was asked if fans will be pleased by what happens to his character, Kylo Ren, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While he didn't offer any specific plot details, he did offer one tiny tidbit about Kylo Ren's fate. Here's what he had to say below, when asked if he thinks fans will be pleased after seeing The Last Jedi.
"God, I hope. I hope they will. I think it will be hopefully unexpected."
Unfortunately, we don't get any more Star Wars details in this interview, which was »
It seems as if at least two members of the royal family are huge fans of a galaxy far far away. Confirmation of their cameos for Star Wars: The Last Jedi came through today via Fn-2187 himself, known in the real world as John Boyega. According to Boyega. Prince Harry, Prince William, and actor Tom Hardy all filmed cameos for the next installment of the franchise. Boyega confirmed their roles this morning while speaking with BBC Radio 4 this morning.
“I’ve had enough with those secrets. They came on set. They were there. I’m sick of hiding it. I think it was leaked, anyway. There were images. Every time I get asked, I have to dodge it. I’m tired of dodging it. They were there. So was Tom Hardy.”
It was »
- Seth McDonald
With a franchise as massively popular as Star Wars, it's no surprise that there are countless people in the world who would give up their first born for the chance to appear in one of the movies, and, as some of those fans are in positions of power, or are actors themselves, they actually have the chance to make those dreams a reality. Star Wars: The Force Awakens featured several celebrity... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
John Boyega has had it with keeping secrets. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens was in production, a legion of A-list celebrities were always visiting the set to get a look at the making of a brand new Star Wars movie. This resulted in some clever celebrity cameos, most notably Daniel Craig as a Stormtrooper, as well as a number of vocal cameos from famous folks. And it appears that tradition is holding true for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as Boyega reveals a few hugely famous people who may or may not have cameos in the film. Rumors … »
- Adam Chitwood
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program Friday morning to promote Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” Boyega was asked about the rumors he fueled when last on the show – that the two royals had secret cameos in “The Last Jedi” as stormtroopers – and whether the princes had lines.
“I think they took that scene out,” Boyega said jokingly, then added: “I’ve had enough with those Prince William secrets, man. They came on set; they were there, man. Tom Hardy was there, too – I said it. I’m sick of hiding this.”
The actor, who plays former stormtrooper Finn in the sequel trilogy, said questions had dogged him ever since the rumors first began circulating in April 2016, when William and Harry visited the “Jedi” set (pictured). “Every time I get »
- Robert Mitchell
Xyz Films has released the first trailer and poster for Beyond Skyline, which is a follow-up to the 2010 sci-fi thriller Skyline, with a whole new cast. Leading the way this time is action star Frank Grillo, who teams up with The Raid star Iko Uwais. The studio has also debuted the first poster for Beyond Skyline, which will have its world premiere at the Stiges Film Festival, which runs from October 5 through October 15. No release date has been given yet, but that may be announced soon.
Ain't It Cool News debuted the first trailer and poster, which opens with Frank Grillo's character Mark, a Los Angeles detective who is called in to get his son Trent (Jonny Weston) out of some trouble. The trailer also shows that their family has been fractured after the passing of Mark's wife Rose (Valentine Payen), but that's the least of their problems. On the subway ride home, »
16 August 2017 4:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
When Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson gives an interview about the process of making the next installment of the galaxy's favorite space opera, there's one obvious choice for the interviewer: Hamilton director Thomas Kail.
The unlikely combination spoke to each other in the latest episode of Lucasfilm's Star Wars Show web series, in a sequence shot at Skywalker Ranch in Marin, Calif. The show — embedded below — also features Lucasfilm Sound Foley artist Jana Vance talking about sound effects for 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Asked by Kail about whether he was overawed by the »
- Graeme McMillan
We still have no idea if Disney and Lucasfilm are going to be able to clean up the mess that is, or at least was, the untitled Han Solo movie, but director Ron Howard is doing a bang-up job of trying to calm nervous fans. Howard has been very active on social media ever since taking over on the latest Star Wars movie, but he has been teasing quite a lot without giving much away. His latest set photo could be his biggest tease yet as it seems to indicate that the dreaded Death Star could be featured in the Han Solo movie.
The official Ron Howard Twitter posted the latest Han Solo movie set photo to his Twitter account and Star Wars fans will be quick to recognize the imagery. The photo features a swooping black helmet placed over a familiar looking control panel. The helmet is very distinctly »
Craig’s sensitive and sometimes scary take on 007 morphed the franchise into a sleek supercar. No wonder its producers were so set on him staying
Related: Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond again
For decades the James Bond series has been the Rolls Royce of British cinema: deluxe film-making that maintains a reputation for excellence, while simultaneously acting as a classy-but-discreet national-esteem enhancer. From its early-60s inception it has been a solid box-office presence and a middlebrow tastemaker – but no one could ever accuse the Bond films of reinventing the wheel. That changed dramatically with the release of Skyfall – aka Bond 23 – which became the highest-grossing film in the UK (until the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and the second biggest British film ever worldwide (behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2). With its giant box office take, Bond morphed from a Rolls into a supercar: a Ferrari, »
- Andrew Pulver
Lorton Distribution has released the first trailer for On the Road, the new film from BAFTA-winning filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Trip) follows British music stars Wolf Alice on tour and stars James McArdle (Angels in America, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and introduces Leah Harvey. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
On The Road follows North London rock four-piece Wolf Alice as they take to the streets of the UK to promote their debut album, My Love Is Cool, for the last time. Driving from city to city, playing 16 cities in three weeks, the band are joined by Estelle (Leah Harvey), an intern with the band’s record company, who will be helping the band with their promotional duties, accompanying them as they visit local radio stations and give interviews to the press. Estelle strikes up a intimate friendship with Joe (James McCardle), a member »
- Gary Collinson
It has been reported many times that since George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney, the man who created Star Wars has had very little involvement in the rebooted franchise. He did offer a potential storyline for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but nothing he suggested was ever used. In a new interview with Kathleen Kennedy, the lady behind Lucasfilm has revealed that although Lucas isn’t involved in Star Wars, he is still offering some advice. “But he’ll whisper in my ear every now and then,” she said. “Usually it’s something specific or important to him about Jedi training. Things like that.” Read more here.
Cameron Praises Covenant
Although it wasn’t well-received by fans and critics, Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant did have one fan in Aliens director James Cameron. “I thought that Alien: Covenant was a great ride. It was beautiful. »
- Luke Owen
It's been close to thirty years since the release of Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and fans have been wondering for years just when the destructive monsters would return. Zach Galligan, who played Billy Peltzer in both movies, indicated two years ago that the potential project would not be a remake, but a continuation along the same lines as Jurassic World or Star Wars: The Force Awakens, meaning... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
15 August 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
For a glorious, shining instant, it seemed as if the wait for new Star Wars was almost over.
A tweet from ABC's Good Morning America on Monday morning — featuring a gif from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and reading, "Alright, see you tomorrow!" — accidentally got fans very excited, with many taking the combination of the two elements as a sign that Gma was teasing a new trailer for this December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That wasn't the case, however, as the show's social media producer had to announce, disappointing the internet in the process. But »
- Graeme McMillan
With almost four months left until Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters, fans have been trying to find out anything they can about this highly-anticipated adventure, but don't expect much more to be revealed between now and then. We already have seen one Star Wars 8 trailer, revealed exactly four months earlier at Star Wars Celebration, but today we have some hilarious fake plot spoilers, courtesy of new star Laura Dern, who plays Amilyn Holdo, an important Resistance officer in the new sequel. Since she can't reveal any official details, she decided to have some fun and reveal some fake spoilers that will most definitely not be in the movie, including Luke Skywalker's first words to Rey.
"It opens on Rey holding out Luke's old lightsaber out to him. After a long pause, Luke goes, 'Nah, I'm good.'"
While the first thing Luke Skywalker says to Rey is most certainly not, »
This year's Force Friday event is just around the corner. Disney and Lucasfilm are going to unveil all of their new Star Wars merchandise that will tie into Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including the upcoming Captain Phasma novel written by author Delilah S. Dawson. Del Rey recently decided to tease some of what fans can get their hands on, in addition to the Star Wars: Phasma novel on September 1. This includes a double-sided poster that will be available at various retailers that will include the titular Captain Phasma and one of three brand new, mystery characters.
Publisher Del Rey recently showcased the new character posters from the Star Wars: Phasma novel on Twitter, but they declined to provide the names or any real information about the characters. Target is going to have a poster featuring a new female Resistance character, Barnes and Noble will have a red-armored »
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