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Shazam!: Adam Brody & Ross Butler Might Join the Cast

The Marvel Family appears to have grown in Shazam!. Production is currently underway on a new era for the DC movie universe. Walter Hamada has taken over after the disappointing outing of Justice League, and he’s quickly making his mark. While Aquaman next hits theaters, it won’t be until April of 2019 where fans get to see his true imprints as he was heavily involved with Shazam. Fans have mostly been left wondering what the movie will be about, especially since the plan to include Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) was changed.
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Edgar Ramirez and Jesse Plemons to play villains opposite Dwayne Johnson in Jungle Cruise

As casting continues on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, it has been reported that the Dwayne Johnson-headlined adventure movie has cast Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) and Jesse Plemons (Game Night) in villainous roles.

The movie, an adaptation of the Disney theme park ride, is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) and sees Johnson as a riverboat captain cursed with immortality who takes Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) down river on her quest to search for the Tree of Life. Jack Whitehall (Bad Education) is also on board as Blunt’s brother.

Ramirez is said to be playing a man with a conquistador background who is one of the story’s villains. As yet, there’s no word on Plemons’ character, save for the fact that he’s also a bad guy.

Jungle Cruise is set to begin shooting this summer, with Collet-Serra directing from
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‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Box Office Crown, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Outdoes Expectations

‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Box Office Crown, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Outdoes Expectations
John Krasinski’s surprise hit “A Quiet Place” has returned to its No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the domestic box office with $20 million from 3,808 theaters, up 219 sites from last weekend.

In second is last weekend’s box office topper, Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” with about $18 million from 4,115 theaters. The action film opened to $35 million last weekend, narrowly beating out “A Quiet Place’s” second frame.

A Quiet Place” stars Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt as a couple trying to keep their family safe in a world populated by aliens that hunt based on sound. The Paramount film has grossed a respectable $116 million through Friday, including $56 million from foreign markets.

In its first seven days, Warner Bros.’ “Rampage” has earned $187 million globally to a $120 million production budget, with $141 million from overseas. Directed by Brad Peyton and also starring Naomie Harris, the film follows Johnson’s scientist David Okoye, who
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Dwayne Johnson Explains Why He Almost Quit Rampage After Reading The Original Ending

Dwayne Johnson is killing it once again at the box office with Rampage, but there was once a point where the actor threatened to not do the film at all after he got peeved reading the original ending. Spoiler alert for those who haven't seen the film, but The Rock took issue with the original film's ending featuring his albino gorilla buddy George kicking the bucket at the film's end. Johnson explained why he didn't like that ending, and why it almost kept him from doing the film (Source: Rolling Stone):

“I don’t like a sad ending. Life brings that shit – I don’t want it in my movies. When the credits roll, I want to feel great…We had a big meeting where they gave me all the reasons they thought George should die. He sacrifices himself saving the world. Killing these animals who had ill intentions to harm mankind.
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Universal may be working on a new Doom movie

Despite the recent releases of the likes of Tomb Raider and Rampage, Hollywood still hasn’t quite managed to capitalise on the enormous popularity of the video game industry by delivering a mega hit from such source material.

However, it seems that studios certainly aren’t ready to give up trying, and it looks like Universal Pictures may have another video game-based project on its upcoming slate, with actress Nina Bergman (Assassin X) revealing on Twitter this week that the studio is prepping a new adaptation of the classic first person shooter Doom.

Wow I’m doing the next “Doom” movie w Universal Pictures! I just signed all the paperworkI get to go back to Bulgaria again and work with some of my favorite peopleThis movie w a super cool Director And my new record coming out, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world pic.twitter.com/q
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Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Topping Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Topping Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’
John Krasinski’s horror-thriller “A Quiet Place” is heading for a domestic box office victory with about $20 million, topping Amy Schumer’s comedy “I Feel Pretty” and Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” early estimates showed Friday.

Fox’s launch of fan-funded “Super Troopers 2” could nearly double recent forecasts, and is set to finish in fourth place with about $11 million at 2,038 location, including $1.4 million from previews. Lionsgate’s opening of “Traffik” is heading for a moderate debut of $4 million at 1,046 venues.

Paramount’s third weekend of “A Quiet Place” should win what will be a quiet weekend as the horror-thriller continues to draw surprisingly well. The tale of a family under attack in a remote forest has grossed a healthy $111 million in North America in less than two weeks, including a stunning $50 million opening on April 6-8.

STXfilms’ “I Feel Pretty” is poised to take in about $17 million at 3,440 locations this
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The Awesome Way Dwayne Johnson Surprised One Young Rampage Fan

It seems that Rampage has been doing better than was predicted, but one young man will forever remember his night at the movies thanks to Dwayne Johnson and the awesome way he helped to commemorate the evening. The 12-year old, whose name is Vinny, was given this special opportunity when Johnson decided to show up at the screening of Rampage in a local theater. If that wasn’t a special treat all on its own someone in Vinny’s group decided to belt out that it was his birthday. Johnson, being the crowd-pleasing celebrity that he is, decided to bring the young

The Awesome Way Dwayne Johnson Surprised One Young Rampage Fan
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Dwayne Johnson's Jungle Cruise Movie Has Found Its Villain: Jesse Plemons

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Disney has recruited Dwayne Johnson to lead its film adaptation of the Jungle Cruise ride (à la Pirates of the Caribbean), and now production on the movie is really starting to heat up. In April 2017, the Baywatch actor shared a photo of him on the Disney World ride, above, noting that he was "diving head first" into researching the role and that "this is such an amazing, fantastical and cool world to build out." Now a full year has passed, and plenty more details have come out about Jungle Cruise since then. Here's what we know!

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The Cast

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Disney is not messing around when it comes to lining up an A-list cast. Johnson is starring as a 1920s riverboat captain who ends
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Doom Remake Planned at Universal Starring Singer Nina Bergman

Doom Remake Planned at Universal Starring Singer Nina Bergman
Iconic video game franchise Doom is reportedly getting a second chance on the big screen according to Sharknado actress Nina Bergman. The actress/singer took to social media earlier this week to announce that she has been cast in the upcoming Doom Remake, which is being made by Universal. The original 2005 movie starred Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and was universally panned, mostly for abandoning the source material and making a pretty long and drawn out movie that many considered to be a giant bore.

Fans of the Doom franchise have wondered for a long time about a potential remake or reboot of the 2005 film, and now, it looks like it's set to go into production pretty soon. Nina Bergman announced the existence of the new Doom movie on Twitter but did not state if it was a remake or reboot of the video game adaptation. Additionally, she didn't mention who was directing the project,
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Universal Pictures is Developing a New Film Adaptation of Doom!

Universal Pictures is planning to take another crack at the Doom video game franchise! Back in 2005 the Dwayne Johnson and Karl Urban film was released and, unfortunately, it wasn't really the best movie and it was a big flop at the box office. Obviously, they hope that things will be a little different this next time around.

The news of the film comes from actress Nina Bergman (Assassin X) who recently posted a series of interesting tweets revealing that Universal is prepping a new adaptation of Doom that she will be starring in.

The actress says, "Wow I’m doing the next “Doom” movie w/Universal Pictures! I just signed all the paperwork. I get to go back to Bulgaria again and work with some of my favorite people. This movie w/a super cool Director And my new record coming out, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
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Ubisoft's The Division Video Game Movie Lands Deadpool 2 Director

Ubisoft's The Division Video Game Movie Lands Deadpool 2 Director
Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has lined up another high-profile project. Ubisoft has tapped the stunt-coordinator-turned-director to helm their upcoming adaptation of the hit video game The Division. The project has been in development since 2016 with the gaming company, but it looks like things are heating up and getting serious, as they now have an accomplished director and two big-name stars attached to bring the Tom Clancy-branded video game to life on the big screen.

Previously, Gold director Stephen Gaghan was attached to helm The Division, but he's since departed. Jake Gyllenhaal, who recently confirmed he won't be taking over as Batman in the Dceu, and Jessica Chastain, who is signed on to play the older version of Beverly in It 2, are both attached to star in the video game adaptation. Gyllenhaal will also be producing the movie, alongside Gerard Guillemot, who is producing for Ubisoft Motion Pictures. While
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Box Office: ‘Super Troopers 2’ Tops Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ on Thursday Night

Fox’s “Super Troopers 2” has topped Amy Schumer’s comedy “I Feel Pretty” with $1.4 million at 1,850 North American locations on Thursday night.

STXfilms’ “I Feel Pretty” took in $1 million from 2,600 sites during Thursday previews.

Super Troopers 2” reunites the five stars of the original 2001 film — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, collectively known as Broken Lizard. The quintet plays profane Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks and feuding with other local law enforcement officers. The sequel, which was crowd-funded in 2015 with an impressive $4.4 million from fans of the original, is forecast to finish the weekend with about $6 million.

Super Troopers 2’s” preview earnings indicate that it may outperform forecasts as it nearly matched the $1.5 million from R-rated “Blockers,” which went on to open with $20.6 million on its April 6 launch weekend. The film, which is expanding Friday to 2,038 venues, carries a 32% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Weekend Box Office: 'I Feel Pretty' Loses to 'Super Troopers 2' on Friday

In a surprise twist, Fox Searchlight's Super Troopers 2 zoomed past Amy Schumer's new comedy, I Feel Pretty, to win the Friday box-office race with $7.9 million from 2,038 cinemas. I Feel Pretty grossed $6.3 million from 3,440 locations.

Nevertheless, it's still not clear how the full weekend will play out. Most estimates show A Quiet Place winning the weekend with $20 million or more from 3,808 theaters — an impressive feat considering John Krasinski's high-concept horror film is in its third weekend.

I Feel Pretty hopes to overtake Dwayne Johnson's Rampage, now in its sophomore outing, and come in...
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Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Zips to $1 Million at Thursday Box Office

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Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Zips to $1 Million at Thursday Box Office
Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” earned $1 million at the Thursday box office.

In comparison, Schumer’s “Trainwreck” earned $1.8 million in previews in 2015 before it grossed $30 million in its opening weekend, whereas last year’s “Snatched” grossed $650,000 on Thursday night before opening to $19.5 million. “I Feel Pretty” is aiming for a $13 million to $15 million opening weekend, based on a production budget of $32 million.

I Feel Pretty” stars Schumer as Renee, who after a head injury during a workout class sees her body in a completely new perspective and has a newfound confidence to live life fearlessly. The film, written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, also stars Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps and Tom Hopper.

Also Read: 'I Feel Pretty' Film Review: Amy Schumer Teaches a Despicable Lesson in Self-Love

Super Troopers 2” earned $1.35 million from 1,850 locations on Thursday night, with showings starting at 4:20 p.m. To compare, Universal’s “Blockers” earned $1.5 million in previews a couple weeks ago, and had an opening weekend of $20.5 million.

It is the sequel to the cult comedy by Jay Chandrasekhar, which was released in February 2002 and opened to $6.2 million — $9.8 million in today’s dollar.

The sequel is written by and stars the Broken Lizard comedy team, which includes Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske as a group of bumbling Vermont State Troopers. When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the group sets up an outpost in the disputed land, and their arrival isn’t welcomed by the Canadians. Brian Cox, Seann William Scott, Lynda Carter, and Rob Lowe also star.

Also Read: Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Braces for Ugly Box Office Debut

Finally, there’s Codeblack/Lionsgate’s “Traffik,” a thriller written and directed by Deon Taylor that stars Paula Patton as a journalist whose romantic getaway with her boyfriend is shattered after they accidentally come into possession of a phone belonging to a group of sex traffickers. Lionsgate is giving the film a targeted release of around 1,000 screens with a projected opening of $4 million after grossing $225,000 in previews on Thursday.

A Quiet Place” is looking at a third weekend total in the low $20 million range, with “Rampage” expected to take a 45-50 percent drop and make a second weekend total in the high teens — the film starring Dwayne Johnson earned another 1.9 million on Thursday night for a domestic cumulative of $45.6 million.

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Shaking seats, water sprays, scented air: is 4Dx the future of cinema?

It’s more ghost train than art house – the rollercoaster-like cinema technology has arrived in Leicester Square. Our film critic tries it out

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I didn’t just go to a movie the other night, I was “in the movie”. That’s what maker of new cinema technology 4Dx claims happened, at least. If Imax and 3D were the beginning of a new multiplex arms race, 4Dx is the nuclear option, supposedly “a revolutionary cinematic experience which stimulates all five senses”. What that means in practice is a more rollercoaster type of cinema experience: the seats move in all directions, fans blow wind through the auditorium, there are water sprays, scented air, smoke, strobes, snow effects and more. Developed in South Korea, 4Dx has been gradually rolling out around the world: first in Asia and central and south America,
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Deadpool 2’s David Leitch set to direct video game adaptation The Division starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain

There is no slowing down for Deadpool 2 director, David Leitch, the filmmaker has just signed up to take the helm on Ubisoft’s video game adaptation of The Division. A film which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain.

Based on the best-selling video game, the story is set in a near future where a pandemic virus is spread via paper money on Black Friday, decimating New York City and killing millions. By Christmas, what’s left of society has descended into chaos. A group of civilians, trained to operate in catastrophic times, is activated in an attempt to save who and what remains.

Leitch, alongside his producing partner, Kelly McCormick, will also produce the film through their 8711 banner. Also serving as producers are Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker of Nine Stories and Chastain and Kelly Carmichael of Freckle Films alongside Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

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Jesse Plemons Is Also Playing A Villain In Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

Following the news that Edgar Ramirez has signed up for the new live-action Disney movie Jungle Cruise, we hear that Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons has also joined the cast. Both will play villains in the soon-to-start-production movie, which will be released in 2019.

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, and Jack Whitehall lead the cast of the Disney film, which is based on their hugely popular Disneyland ride of the same name.

Jaume Collet-Serra, is directing.

Johnson is a boat captain who takes a sister (Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to posses healing powers. Wild animals and a competing German expedition figure into the proceedings.

Plemons was last seen in the hilarious comedy Game Night.

Shooting kicks off in May. More as we get it.

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'Rampage' eyes $200m international tally by end of weekend

'Rampage' eyes $200m international tally by end of weekend
Ready Player One stands at $370.8m

The Dwayne Johnson action adventure Rampage stands a good chance of crossing $200m through Warner Bros Pictures International this weekend and remains the one to beat.

The tentpole about a scientist who tries to stop mutant beasts run amok in Chicago has stormed to an early $152.6m after one week and $196.9m globally.

Warner Bros is on a roll. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi smash Ready Player One stands at $370.8m and ventures into Japan this weekend. Meanwhile Game Night has grossed $40.7m, and Clint Eastwood’s thriller 15:17 To Paris $20.1m.

Fox International opens
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Jesse Plemons to menace Dwayne Johnson in Disney's Jungle Cruise

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Look out, Jesse Plemons! It would seem that your face is destined to meet Dwayne Johnson's fist as Variety reports that the actor has signed on to join the cast of Disney's upcoming Jungle Cruise as one of the villains. [Seemore] Based upon the Disney theme-park attraction of the same name, Jungle Cruise will be set in the early 20th century in the Amazon jungle and stars... Read More...
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Dwayne Johnson Refutes IndieWire’s ‘Rampage’ Box-Office Takeaway, But Both Sides Are Right — Analysis

Dwayne Johnson Refutes IndieWire’s ‘Rampage’ Box-Office Takeaway, But Both Sides Are Right — Analysis
It would be exciting to be noticed by any major Hollywood player, but even more so from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is as smart as he is successful. And when he tweets, he deserves an answer.

Tom, mi amigo

Our projected domestic opening was always $35m. We exceeded at 35.7m. Projected worldwide opening was $120m. We exceeded big w/ $151m. My personal biggest opening ever in China and 60-70% market share in many territories. No scoreboard pointing yet my friend

Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 19, 2018

His tweet responded to my just-published article about “Rampage” and how it positioned him as a contender for the biggest star in movies (particularly in domestic play). He took aim at the headline. So, a response is in order.

The headline synthesized the story’s message, which focused on his film’s domestic performance. “Rampage” was #1 for the weekend, and indeed met and slightly exceeded domestic projections.
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