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Newswire: Warner Bros. eyes Attack On Titan for American remake

53 minutes ago | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Hajime Isayama‘s Attack On Titan jetted to the top of the anime and manga worlds by combining a razor-sharp premise—mobile, grappling-hook-equipped soldiers facing off against massive, nigh-unkillable human-like monsters—with well-drawn characters and a delicately teased-out mystery. In 2015, the series burst out into the real world in Japan, with Godzilla masterminds Toho distributing a two-part live-action version of the franchise.

Now, Deadline reports that Warner Bros. might be looking to recreate that 3D maneuvering magic, with reports coming that the studio is negotiating for the American film rights for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them producer David Heyman. The project is still in early days, but a film capturing Attack On Titans’ kinetic combat could be spectacular, provided Heyman and company can deftly navigate around the live-action anime troubles that have dogged similar adaptations like Akira and Ghost In The Shell.

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Attack on Titan U.S. Remake Planned with Fantastic Beasts Producer

2 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros is negotiating to acquire the big screen rights to Attack on Titan, for a U.S. remake that will be shepherded by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman. It isn't clear how far along these negotiations are, or if the studio is eyeing a director and/or screenwriter to bring this project to life quite yet. The studio has previously tried to bring the iconic manga Akira to the big screen, but that adaptation languished over a number of years. It remains to be seen if this film will move forward with more speed and efficiency.

Deadline reports that the movie will be an adaptation of the two-part Japanese manga adaptation that debuted in 2015. The first movie earned $25.7 million in Japan, although the second movie dropped significantly, earning just $13.2 million, hitting theaters just one month later. Both films were released in the U.S. »

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Popular Japanese Title ‘Attack On Titan’ Eyed By Warner Bros. For ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Producer David Heyman

3 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Warner Bros. is negotiating to get the feature rights for the Japanese manga IP Attack on Titan, which was written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama and has been churned out for both TV and films in Japan. The project is for its Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman. The story follows humans living behind a wall through generations to keep themselves safe from the alien Titans. However, curious as to what is beyond the wall, they form a… »

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Italy Box Office Up 3.86% in 2016 Calendar Year, Driven by Local Films

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Italian motion picture association Anica on Tuesday announced figures for calendar year 2016 showing a 3.86% increase in box office grosses to a total 661 million euros ($706 million) and a 6% rise in ticket sales to more than 105 million admissions.

The result is being touted as decent despite the fact that one local movie, smash comedy hit “Quo Vado” (pictured), accounted for nearly 10% of the year’s haul.

Previously, Variety reported that box office in Italy had dropped 6% percent in 2016, based on data from comScore. The discrepancy is due to the fact that Anica looks at the calendar year for its totals, while comScore uses an international “industry year” definition which starts from the first Thursday of the year – January 7, 2016 – and includes all play weeks that start within the calendar year of 2016. Their end date is therefore January 4, 2017. Both Anica and comScore use numbers provided by Italian national box office compiler Cinetel.

The »

- Nick Vivarelli

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2016 Bechdel Test Breakdown: More Than Half of Top Films Pass New Study

11 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Of 20 sampled films, 11 fulfill all three requirements of Alison Bechdel’s litmus test for female representation in storytelling, according to a new Bustle survey. The sample pool is admittedly subjective, with a mix of ten of the year’s highest grossing films, and ten of what the author deemed “the most buzzed about films.”

The top-grossing films of 2016 were:

Finding Dory

Captain America: Civil War

“Zootopia”

The Jungle Book

The Secret Life of Pets

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

“Deadpool”

Suicide Squad

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Doctor Strange

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Bustle’s most buzzed about films were:

La La Land

“Arrival”

“Ghostbusters”

“Moana”

“Moonlight”

Manchester By the Sea

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

X-Men: Apocalypse

Bad Moms

The Legend of Tarzan

To pass the so-called Bechdel test, a movie or story must have: At least two named female characters, who have a conversation, about something other than a man. »

- Jude Dry

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‘Fantastic Beasts 2’: Zoë Kravitz Teases Newt and Leta’s “Complex” Relationship

12 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Zoë Kravitz had a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as Leta Lestrange in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but as you’ve probably guessed, she’ll have a far bigger role in the sequels. In a recent interview, the actor discussed her character’s “complex” relationship with Newt Scamander, talking up how “excited” she is to come back for more.  The […]

The post ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’: Zoë Kravitz Teases Newt and Leta’s “Complex” Relationship appeared first on /Film. »

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Fantastic Beasts 2: Leta’s role to grow in next film

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

Simon Brew Jan 17, 2017

Filming on Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 starts this summer - and we're going to get more of Zoe Kravitz's Leta this time around

Commercially, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them certainly did its job. An $800m box office haul isn’t quite at the level of the later Harry Potter films, but for Warner Bros – knowing that four more films are following in this particular boxset – it’s nothing to be sneezed at.

In terms of audience reaction, we sense there’s still a bit of work to do. There was clearly a lot of joy at being back in the Harry Potter world. However, a few story and character issues have been raised too, that it’s hoped future instalments will build upon.

Production on Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 will kick off in the summer, with »

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Oscar This: The Academy won’t hear The Neon Demon’s terrific sound design over its unpopularity

21 hours ago | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24. Will the Academy uphold conventional wisdom or think outside of the box? With Oscar This, we highlight unlikely candidates—the dark horses we’d love to see compete.

Most Oscar nominees, save perhaps for those in the acting categories, are drawn from two unofficial pools. There’s that year’s crop of big-category contenders (which for 2016 would include Manchester By The Sea, Moonlight, La La Land, and perhaps 10 or so others), and a group of lavish, mostly respectable but not quite Oscar-worthy movies, often blockbusters (which for 2016 could include movies like Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them or Doctor Strange). This is especially true for the categories least familiar (and easiest to confuse with each other) to Oscar viewers: Sound Mixing and Sound Editing, where some of the noisier Best Picture nominees tend to compete ...

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Fantastic Beasts 2: Zoe Kravitz Talks Newt And Leta Lestrange’s “Complex Relationship”

16 January 2017 4:15 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

While last year’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was originally pitched to audiences as its own standalone story set in the Wizarding World, the movie itself was chock-full of wonderful Easter eggs and nods to the Harry Potter books and film. In addition to the little details and nods, this first movie made it perfectly clear that the future movies will have more than just passing references. In placing Gellert Grindelwald at the center of this story, they have, for better or worse, linked it strongly to the original Harry Potter lore.

One of the other key ways they acknowledged the Harry Potter franchise was in a seeming romantic interest for Newt Scamander, our quirky protagonist. While walking around his fantastic beast zoo inside his suitcase, Queenie (a psychic), noticed a photo of Zoe Kravitz nearby. Without Newt mentioning it, Queenie instantly knew her name: Leta Lestrange. »

- Joseph Medina

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Zoe Kravitz on Newt & Leta's complex relationship in Fantastic Beasts 2

16 January 2017 3:49 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

If you're scratching your head and wondering if you somehow missed Zoe Kravitz in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, you're likely not alone. Although her character, Leta Lestrange, was discussed several times throughout the film, we only ever briefly saw Kravitz as Leta in a photo kept by Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). The two characters were once quite close during their... Read More »

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Zoe Kravitz Talks Fantastic Beasts 2 Newt and Leta Romance

16 January 2017 3:10 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last fall, Harry Potter fans got to explore a whole new timeframe in this magical universe with the spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which earned $229.8 million domestically and $801.5 million worldwide, from a $180 million budget. It was recently confirmed that this movie is actually the first in a series of five epic movies, with Fantastic Beasts 2 already set for release on November 16, 2018. It was announced shortly after the first movie's release that Zoe Kravitz will be back as Leta Lestrange, with the actress recently teasing that she'll have a much bigger role this time around.

Collider caught up with Zoe Kravitz, who was promoting her upcoming HBO TV series Big Little Lies. When the talk eventually turned to Fantastic Beasts 2, the actress revealed that there is a "complex relationship" between Leta Lestrange and Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander. Here's what she had to say below, when asked how »

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Fantastic Beasts hits $800 million worldwide, overtakes Prisoner of Azkaban

15 January 2017 4:27 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite being overshadowed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the last few weeks of the year, Warner Bros. Harry Potter spinoff prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has managed to scrape together another box office milestone with the film hitting $800 million worldwide.

Fantastic Beasts has grossed $229.9 million domestically, but performed much better in the international markets, where it has added a further $570.1 million. The $800 million figure also means its no longer the lowest-grossing instalment of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise, having surpassed the $769.7 million haul of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

See Also: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find the Material to Fill a Five-Film Franchise

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he »

- Gary Collinson

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Box Office: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Crosses $800 Million Worldwide

14 January 2017 4:31 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has now officially been confirmed to have reached $800 million at the worldwide box office. Domestically it has made $229.9 million while it has also made $570.1 million overseas. That is exactly $800 million.  This $800 million dollar mark means that the Harry Potter spin-off is the 59th highest grossing film worldwide surpassing Shrek The Third's $799 million. This milestone always means that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is no longer the lowest grossing film in the Harry Potter franchise; that title now belongs to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796.7 million).  This is great news for Warner Bros. since it is now their second highest grossing film of 2016 after Batman v Superman ($873 million). It also means that the Jk Rowling-written flick has received great reception and word of mouth despite opening to only $74 million in North America. There are several sequels planned for the near future. »

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Oscars: VFX Contenders Put On a Show at Academy’s Annual Bake-Off

13 January 2017 9:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual visual effects bake-off sees each of the 10 final contenders for the Oscar present a five-minute introduction and a 10-minute reel. For the first time ever this year, the artists behind each entry answered questions in a panel-style Q&A.

At the close of the evening, though, visual effects legend Bill Taylor closed things out with a speech urging fellow members to vote for the “best visual effects in a movie, not the best movie with visual effects.” With internal criticism of last year’s “Ex-Machina” victory still on many members’ minds, his comments struck some as a “warning,” and others as unnecessary and inaccurate.

A24’s surprise winner took down four big studio and major effects house contenders at the 88th annual Oscars: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” This year, the »

- Dani Levy

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2016’s films ranked

13 January 2017 2:47 PM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed for the awards year of 2016 (for eligibility for the Academy Awards and the Ofcs and Awfj awards); some films released in the UK without Us releases (and so ineligible for those awards this year) may also be included, for my own bookkeeping purposes. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date/London Release Date; year is 2016 unless otherwise noted.

01.03.17: This ranking is not quite final; I will continue to add films and links to reviews through the awards season that ends with the Oscars ceremony on February 26th.

worth paying multiplex prices for

[5 stars]

Arrival (10.10/11.11/11.10)

La La Land (10.07/12.09/01.13.17)

A Monster Calls (10.06/12.23/01.01.17)

The Lobster (07.16.15/05.13/10.16.15)

Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) (02.22/03.04/03.25)

A Bigger Splash (10.08.15/05.04/02.12)

Miss Sloane (11.20/11.25/02.24.17)

London Road (06.03.15/09.09/06.12.15)

The Girl with All the Gifts (07.26/Tba/09.23)

I, Daniel Blake (10.22/12.23/10.21)

Hidden Figures (12.14/12.25/02.17.17)

A United Kingdom (10.05/02.17.17/11.25)

Eye in the Sky (04.07/03.11/04.15)

Moana (11.16/11.23/12.02)

Jackie »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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new and ongoing cinema releases, Us/Can, from Jan 13

13 January 2017 2:39 PM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas Us and Canada page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

opening this week Monster Trucks 100 Streets    expanding wide Silence Live by Night Patriots Day    I’m planning to see… The Bye Bye Man

2016’s films, ranked by maryann (still ongoing, now open to all readers)

2017’s films, ranked by maryann (subscribers only until the end of the year)

get all reviews since 1997 here

now in cinemas Allied Arrival Christine The Eagle Huntress The Edge of Seventeen Fences Hidden Figures I, Daniel Blake Jackie La La Land Lion Loving Manchester by the Sea Miss Sloane Moana A Monster Calls Moonlight Paterson Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sing Sully Toni Erdmann 20th Century Women The Accountant Bad Santa 2 Doctor Strange »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, from Jan 12

13 January 2017 2:37 PM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas UK and Ireland page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

opening this week La La Land Manchester by the Sea Live by Night    I’m planning to see… The Bye Bye Man Underworld: Blood Wars

2016’s films, ranked by maryann (still ongoing, now open to all readers)

2017’s films, ranked by maryann (subscribers only until the end of the year)

get all reviews since 1997 here

now in cinemas Allied Arrival The Birth of a Nation Chi-Raq Donnie Darko (4K restoration) The Eagle Huntress I, Daniel Blake Moana A Monster Calls Paterson Rogue One: A Star Wars Story The Secret Life of Pets Snowden Sully The Unknown Girl Zero Days Doctor Strange Silence A Street Cat Named Bob Trolls Assassin’s »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Fantastic Beasts Breaks $800 Million Worldwide, How Does It Stack Up To The Harry Potter Films?

13 January 2017 12:35 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Last year’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was a film that was a difficult film to predict for. Yes, given its connections to the world famous Harry Potter franchise — and the involvement of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling as screenwriter — it seemed like a given that the film would do decent business at the box office. At the same time, this was a film that didn’t necessarily piggyback on the Harry Potter name as much as one would think. Nowhere to be found in the advertising are any connections to Harry Potter, and to those not steeped in the industry or in the Potter fandom, those connections may not have been evident to you.

So what could we expect from this film? Would it break $1 billion internationally, or would it underperform at somewhere around $500 million? It’s worth noting that with a budget around $180 million, the »

- Joseph Medina

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Fantastic Beasts Blasts Past $800M at the Worldwide Box Office

13 January 2017 12:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. had a financially successful year in 2016, even if it was a bit rocky in some ways critically speaking. Most notably, the DC Extended Universe movies, both Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, were trashed by critics on arrival. One of the biggest releases for Warner Bros. last year was the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and it is now very safe to say the movie is a big success. Not only was it well-received by critics and fans, but as of today, the movie has officially crossed the $800 million mark at the worldwide box office.

According to Box Office Mojo, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them had a production budget of $180 million. While that is certainly high, a take of $800 million at the box office makes the first Harry Potter spinoff movie quite the successful endeavour for Warner Bros. Sue Kroll, »

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Hits $800 Million at Worldwide Box Office

13 January 2017 11:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Warner Bros. film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has crossed the $800 million milestone at the worldwide box office.

The Harry Potter spinoff has topped $229 million domestically and $570 million internationally, making it the studio’s top international title of 2016. China is the top international market with $85 million, followed by the U.K. with $65 million and Japan with $57 million.

“Fantastic Beasts” was the 11th highest domestic grosser released in 2016. The movie stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and was written by J.K. Rowling. It cost $180 million to make and will serve as the springboard for a five-film franchise.

The first film follows Scamander as he tries to retrieve magical creatures that have escaped from his valise, and are running wild through 1926 New York City. The cast boasts Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, and Samantha Morton. David Yates, who directed the last four “Harry Potter” movies, is already on board for the second movie. »

- Dave McNary

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