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Disney's Mulan Trailer Arrives, Animated Classic Becomes a Live-Action Epic

Yesterday we passed along the news that the trailer for Disney and director Niki Caro's live-action remake of the animated classic Mulan starring Liu Yifei and Donnie Yen would be hitting today. And low and behold, that's just what we have For you guys this evening. You can go ahead and check it out below!

I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to checking out this live-action take on Mulan. After all, while it seems like every classic Disney animated movie is getting the remake treatment these days, Mulan was the only Disney flick I watched growing up and actually thought, "This would make a great live-action movie!' For some reason, I never said that about The Lion King. Not sure why.

While it's sad that fan-favorite character Mushu (who was voiced by Eddie Murphy in the original movie) has been replaced with a phoenix this time around,
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Disney's Mulan Remake Trailer Drops This Sunday

It was just a day or so ago that we passed along the news that Disney's live-action remake of the animated classic Mulan is possibly ditching the Mushu character from the original film and replacing him with a phoenix. While that was some pretty weak news, we'll all be able to see if it works in the movie's favor sooner rather than later as today we have word that Fox has announced they will debut the trailer this Sunday.

I can only imagine Disney is finally unleashing the trailer for their Mulan remake because their other "live-action" animation remake of The Lion King will be hitting theaters in a few weeks on July 19, 2019. And considering that Iron Man and The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau's retelling of the classic tale is looking to snatch up All the money at the box-office, it makes sense that the trailer for
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Produced By 2019 Conference Finalizes Speaker, Moderator Roster

Produced By 2019 Conference Finalizes Speaker, Moderator Roster
Lori McCreary, Franklin Leonard, Ted Gagliano, Leslye Headland, Dan Goor, Alexandra Rushfield, Hayden Schlossberg and Deadline’s Pete Hammond are among the names that have been added to the final roster of speakers and moderators for the 11th annual Produced By Conference, set for this weekend at Warner Bros Studios in Burbank.

The annual confab presented by the Producers Guild of America features two days of panels and workshops, including a Producers Mashup event that will include the likes of Erik Feig, Gary Goetzman, Mark Gordon, Matthew Weiner and Yolanda T. Cochran participating in sessions that give attendees the opportunity to learn from and network with producers and executives across film, TV and digital media.

Sessions this year feature conversations with the likes of Warner BrosToby Emmerich and Peter Roth, Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito, Mindy Kaling and Nancy Meyers, and Quibi’s Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. They
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NFL Superstar DeAndre Hopkins’ Mother to Be Subject of New Film

  • Variety
Bron Studios has partnered with Good Fear and Kituufu Films to develop and produce “Sabrina,” the story of NFL superstar DeAndre Hopkins’ mother, Sabrina Greenlee, as a feature film.

“My mom has always put everyone before herself and sacrificed things unimaginable. Now it’s time for people to see her true value and learn that giving up is not an option,” said Hopkins.

The pic will be directed by Sam Bailey with Kristen Buckley set to write the screenplay. Chris Bender and Jake Weiner will produce the film for Good Fear along with Humble Lukanga for Kituufu Films and Aaron L. Gilbert for Bron Studios.

Bron is financing the film in association with Creative Wealth Media, led by Jason Cloth, who is executive producing with Kristen Buckley. The studio’s Jordan Moldo championed the project and will serve as an executive. Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales.

The film follows a young,
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NFL Star DeAndre Hopkins’ Mom Subject of Domestic Abuse-Themed Feature Film

The mother to NFL star athlete DeAndre Hopkins is the subject of a movie about being a survivor of domestic violence from an attack that left her blinded.

Bron Studios is partnering with Good Fear and Kituufu Films to develop and produce “Sabrina,” a feature film about the life of Sabrina Greenlee and her journey to becoming an activist, community leader and devoted mom, the companies announced Monday.

Sam Bailey, the co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series “Brown Girls,” will make her feature directorial debut on the project set to be written by Kristen Buckley (“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”).

Also Read: NFL Draft 2019: 9 Things You Didn't See on TV

Jake Weiner and Chris Bender will produce for Good Fear along with Humble Lukanga for Kituufu Films and Aaron L. Gilbert for Bron Studios. Bron is financing the film in association with Creative Wealth Media, led by Jason Cloth,
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David Robert Mitchell’s ‘Under the Silver Lake’ Heads for VOD Three Days After Theatrical Opening

  • Variety
David Robert Mitchell’s ‘Under the Silver Lake’ Heads for VOD Three Days After Theatrical Opening
A24 has decided to start its digital release of Andrew Garfield-starring crime thriller “Under the Silver Lake” on April 22, just three days after its theatrical release.

The movie’s release has been delayed twice. It had initially been set for June 22, 2018 release but was moved back to Dec. 7, 2018 following a mixed critical reception at the Cannes Film Festival. In November, the theatrical release was moved back to April 19 — when it will open in a limited release in Los Angeles and New York.

Amazon plans to release “Under the Silver Lake” on April 22. Google Play, iTunes, Fandango Now and Vudu will release it on April 23.

A24 came on to the project in 2016 in the wake of director David Robert Mitchell’s success with the horror thriller “It Follows,” which grossed $23 million worldwide on a $2 million budget.

Garfield portrays a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, played by Riley Keough,
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Dave Bautista Gets a 9-Year-Old Sidekick in ‘My Spy’ Trailer

  • Variety
Dave Bautista Gets a 9-Year-Old Sidekick in ‘My Spy’ Trailer
Dave Bautista finds himself forced to teach spycraft to a 9-year-old girl in the first trailer for STXfilms’ comedy “My Spy.”

Bautista plays a tough-as-nails CIA operative who admits, “I’m just not that good with people, but there is one thing I’m good at,” followed by explosions and mayhem.

His superior (Ken Jeong) notes that the assignment was to gather intelligence, then adds, “but that’s kind of difficult now that you’ve killed everyone.”

Bautista is given a last chance to keep his job, and ordered to go undercover and surveil a family. But their daughter, portrayed by “Big Little Lies” actress Chloe Coleman, foils that plan by discovering the hidden cameras. She then blackmails him into teaching her how to be a spy — sealed with a pinky promise.

Coleman proves adept at the tricks of the trade, including beating a lie detector test and creating distractions,
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My Spy Trailer Teams Dave Bautista and a Little Kid for a Secret Mission

My Spy Trailer Teams Dave Bautista and a Little Kid for a Secret Mission
Dave Bautista will soon star in the upcoming action comedy movie My Spy, and the first trailer and official poster have been released. As the trailer shows, the movie seems to have more heart and humor than most action movies starring Bautista typically would. From Peter Segal, the director of Get Smart, the movie pairs Bautista with child actress Chloe Coleman in a story where the former teaches the latter how to become a spy. While we've seen Bautista excel in action movies before, what gives My Spy an edge is its wit and charm, both of which are put on display in the new movie trailer.

In My Spy, Dave Bautista plays Jj, a "hardened CIA operative" who is demoted following a botched operation. His next assignment is to go undercover to surveil the family of 9-year-old Sophie (Coleman), which is something Jj is not exactly thrilled about. Sophie
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A24 Bumps Andrew Garfield’s ‘Under the Silver Lake’ to April 2019

  • The Wrap
A24 Bumps Andrew Garfield’s ‘Under the Silver Lake’ to April 2019
A24 has again bumped the release of David Robert Mitchell’s noir “Under the Silver Lake,” starring Andrew Garfield.

The movie has shifted from its release on Dec. 7, 2018 to April 19, 2019, an individual with knowledge of the shift told TheWrap. A24 had no further comment.

This is the second date change A24 has given for Mitchell’s film, as it was originally slated to open earlier this summer after premiering at Cannes.

Also Read: 'Under The Silver Lake' Film Review: Andrew Garfield Lives Dirtbag Dream in La Story

The eccentric neo-noir, which was met with split reactions from critics at Cannes, stars Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough and Topher Grace in a Los Angeles set story in which Garfield’s character meets and tries to track down a mysterious and alluring woman swimming in his apartment complex’s pool, only for her to go missing the next day.

The indie is Mitchell’s second movie,
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‘The Last Man on Earth’s Kristen Schaal Joins Dave Bautista In ‘My Spy’ Movie

  • Deadline
‘The Last Man on Earth’s Kristen Schaal Joins Dave Bautista In ‘My Spy’ Movie
Exclusive: Kristen Schaal is heading north to join Dave Bautista, Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Chloe Coleman in STXfilms’ action-comedy My Spy, which is now filming in Toronto. Peter Segal is at the helm, directing from a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber.

Bautista stars as a hardened CIA operative who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.

Chris Bender and Jake Weiner of Good Fear are producing with Gigi Pritzker of Mwm Studios, Bautista, Meisner and Segal. Executive producers include Rachel Shane and Adrian Alperovich (Mwm Studios), the Hoebers and Michael Flynn.

Schaal, repped by UTA and Morris Yorn, was recently tapped to headline an untitled ABC family comedy from Man Seeking Woman creator Simon Rich. Other credits include 30 Rock, The Daily Show, Walk in the Woods, Dinner for Schmucks and Boundaries.
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Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley Join Dave Bautista’s Comedy ‘My Spy’

  • Variety
Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley Join Dave Bautista’s Comedy ‘My Spy’
Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Chloe Coleman have joined Dave Bautista’s action-comedy “My Spy” for STXFilms.

Peter Segal is directing the script penned by the writing team of brothers Jon and Erich Hoeber. Bautista plays a hardened CIA operative who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family. The film is currently in production in Toronto.

“’My Spy’s the perfect vehicle to highlight Dave’s undeniable humor and charm, while continuing to stay true to his action roots,” Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms, said. “His father/daughter-like chemistry with Chloe Coleman is a true pleasure to watch, and we could not have asked for a stronger roster of funny and talented co-stars to round out the cast of this wildly entertaining film.”

Good Fear’s Chris Bender and Jake Weiner are producing the project alongside Mwm Studios, Bautista,
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‘My Spy’: Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman Join Dave Bautista-Led Movie At Stx

  • Deadline
‘My Spy’: Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman Join Dave Bautista-Led Movie At Stx
Ken Jeong, known for The Hangover films and most recently seen in Crazy Rich Asians, has come aboard STXfilms’ Dave Bautista-starring action-comedy, My Spy, along with Midnight, Texas star Parisa Fitz-Henley, who played Meghan Markle in the recent Lifetime movie, and Big Little LiesChloe Coleman.

Peter Segal is directing the pic, which currently shooting in Toronto. Written by Jon and Erich Hoeber, the plot follows a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.

Mwm Studios, which is producing Stx’s Chadwick Boseman-starrer, 17 Bridges, is producing My Spy along with Good Fear’s Chris Bender and Jake Weiner, Bautista, Jonathan Meisner, Segal, and Gigi Pritzker.

Exec Producers are Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber, Michael Flynn, as well as Mwm’s Rachel Shane and Adrian Alperovich with Stacy Calabrese serving as a co-producer on behalf of Mwm.
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Dave Bautista Action-Comedy ‘My Spy’ Adds Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman to Cast

  • The Wrap
STXfilms announced on Wednesday that the studio’s upcoming action-comedy “My Spy,” starring Dave Bautista, has added “Crazy Rich Asians”-actor Ken Jeong to the cast along with Parisa Fitz-Henley (“Luke Cage”) and Chloe Coleman (“Big Little Lies”).

My Spy” follows a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.

The film, currently in production in Toronto, is being directed by Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) from a script penned by Jon and Erich Hoeber (“Red”).

Also Read: 'Fantasy Island': Dave Bautista in Talks to Join Film

“My Spy is the perfect vehicle to highlight Dave’s undeniable humor and charm, while continuing to stay true to his action roots,” said STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson in a statement. “His father/daughter-like chemistry with Chloe Coleman is a true pleasure to watch, and we could
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'Crazy Rich Asians' star Ken Jeong joins 'My Spy' for Stx

'Crazy Rich Asians' star Ken Jeong joins 'My Spy' for Stx
Production on action-comedy underway in Toronto.

Crazy Rich Asians star Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Chloe Coleman have joined Dave Bautista on STXfilms’ action-comedy My Spy.

Peter Segal is directing from a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber about a hard-boiled CIA operative who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious nine-year-old girl after he is sent undercover to protect her family. My Spy is currently in production in Toronto.

My Spy is the perfect vehicle to highlight Dave’s undeniable humor and charm, while continuing to stay true to his action roots,” said STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson. “His
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Image Comics’ horror anthology Ice Cream Man in development as a TV series

Deadline is reporting that Universal Cable Productions is looking to follow the success of Happy! by bringing another Image Comics title to the small screen in W. Maxwell Prince’s horror-fantasy series Ice Cream Man.

The comic, which launches in January, is an anthology series presented by the titular Ice Cream Man, who peels back the layers of the suburban American psyche with stories that always end with a macabre twist, a la The Twilight Zone and Tales From the Crypt.

Max and Adam Reid (Sneaky Pete) are on board to write the adaptation as well as executive producing alongside Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Jake Wagner of Good Fear Films. Ucp will soon be shopping the project to cable and streaming outlets.

The post Image Comics’ horror anthology Ice Cream Man in development as a TV series appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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‘Ice Cream Man’ TV Series Based On Comic In Works At Universal Cable Prods.

  • Deadline
Following the success of breakout comedy Happy!, Universal Cable Prods. is adapting another Image Comics property into a TV series. Ucp is developing Image Comics’ comic book series Ice Cream Man, which debuted in January.

Max and Adam Reid (Sneaky Pete) will write the adaptation. The duo will serve as executive producers alongside Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Jake Wagner of Good Fear Films. The project will be shopped to premium cable and streaming services.

Based on the namesake Image Comics series created by W. Maxwell Prince, Ice Cream Man is a horror-fantasy anthology series presented by its omnipresent narrator, the Ice Cream Man. Weaving a dark tapestry of tales from his truck, the Ice Cream Man peels back the layers of the suburban American psyche with stories that always end with a macabre twist.

The Ice Cream Man frames the stories for viewers with darkly wry observations about human
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Toronto Film - "Designated Survivor", "October Faction", "Sunny Jim"

  • SneakPeek
From TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for October 2018, including "Designated Survivor", "October Faction", "Sunny Jim" and a whole lot more:

Baroness Von Sketch Show Season 4

TV Series

Bvss 4 Productions Ontario Inc.

Prod.: Graham Ludlow

Dir.: Jordan Canning, Aleysa Young

Sep 24 - Dec 13/18

Christmas At Grand Valley

TV Movie

Hideaway Pictures Inc.

Prod.: David Anselmo

Dir.: Don McCutcheon

Oct 9 - Oct 27/8

Christmas In Vermont

TV Movie

Chesler Perlmutter Productions

Prod.: Marek Posival

Dir.: Robin Dunne

Oct 4 - Oct 23/18

Designated Survivor

Season 3

TV Series

eOne / Netflix

Prod.: Chris Hatcher

Dir.: various

Oct 15/18 - Feb 12/19

Endlings

TV Series

Sinking Ship Entertainment Inc.

LP.: Eric Beldowski

Dir: Various

Aug 22 - Nov 23/18

Green Harvest Season 2

TV Series

CBS Studios Inc.

Prod.: Thom Pretak

Dir.: Various

Apr 16 - Nov 8/18

Homekilling Queen

TV Movie

Nb Thrilling Films 8 Inc. (Ottawa)

Prod.: Neil Bregman,
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Netflix Deal Developing For ‘Polaroid’ – Toronto

  • Deadline
Exclusive: We are hearing from multiple sources that Lars Klevberg’s horror title Polaroid, formerly a Dimension Films release, is headed to Netflix in an all rights acquisition deal.

The paperwork isn’t completely signed yet as it will take some time to work through with Netflix taking the title from TWC’s new owner Lantern Entertainment.

Polaroid follows high school loner Bird Fitcher, who has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious vintage Polaroid camera she stumbles upon. But it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. The pic was written by Blair Butler (Hell Fest) and stars Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Grace Zabriskie and Mitch Pileggi. Roy Lee produces through his Vertigo Entertainment label with Chris Bender also producing. Klevberg is repped by Bender’s Good Fear Film + Management and Wme. Butler is represented by ICM,
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Toronto Film - "Largo", "October Faction", "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark"

  • SneakPeek
From TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for September 2018 including "Largo", "October Faction", "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark" and a whole lot more:

Christmas Getaway

TV Movie

Prod.: Shane Boucher

Dir.: Megan Follows

Aug 27 - Sep 15/18

Coroner

TV Series

CBC / Muse Ent / Back Alley

Prod.: Suzanne Colvin-Goulding

Aug 20 - Nov 7/18

Crossword Mystery

TV Movie

Hallmark Channel

Prod.: David Anselmo

Dir.: Don McCutcheon

Aug 27 - Sep 14/18

Endlings

TV Series

Sinking Ship Entertainment Inc.

Exec. Prod.: Blair Powers, J.J. Johnson, Christin Simms, Matt Bishop

Dir: Various

Aug 22 - Nov 23/18

Green Harvest Season 2

TV Series

CBS Studios Inc.

Prod.: Thom Pretak

Dir: Various

Apr 16 - Nov 8/18

Hot Zone

TV Series – Mini

Fox TV

Prod.: Lena Cordina

Dir.: Michael Uppendahl

Sep 13 - Nov 16/18

In The Dark Season 1

TV Series

A G Films Canada Inc.

Producer: Ben Stiller, John Weber, Jackie Cohn
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New Line Picks Up China-Focused Romantic Comedy Spec ‘Singles Day’

  • The Wrap
New Line Cinema has picked up a romantic comedy spec script from writer Lillian Yu called “Singles Day,” that focuses on the anti-Valentine’s Day Chinese holiday of the same name.

The move comes after the success of “Crazy Rich Asians,” the first film in 25 years — since 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club” — to have an all-Asian cast supported by a major studio.

“Singles Day” is conceived of as an ensemble romantic comedy in the vein of other New Line films such as “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve.”

Also Read: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Rolls Up No. 1 at Box Office With $34 Million 5-Day Opening

Singles Day, known in China as Guanggun Jie, takes place on Nov. 11 (because the four numeral ones represent four single people.) The idea emerged from Chinese universities during the 1990s and remains popular among young people.

Like Valentine’s Day in the U.
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