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Filming Starts on Adam Wingard’s Godzilla Vs. Kong, Official Synopsis Revealed

Following the release of Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment will continue to expand their cinematic Monsterverse with Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020. Directed by Adam Wingard and featuring a cast that includes Millie Bobby Brown, Brian Tyree Henry, and Alexander Skarsgård, Godzilla vs. Kong has now begun filming, and we have a look at the official synopsis and full cast list:

Press Release: – Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island,” and in the lead-up to the 2019 release of the highly anticipated “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s cinematic Monsterverse: “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Beginning production today, the epic action adventure will pit two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another – the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong – with humanity caught in the balance.
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Godzilla Vs. Kong Begins Shooting

Godzilla Vs. Kong Begins Shooting
Yesterday, we got the official synopsis for Godzilla Vs Kong. Today, it has been announced that the hugely anticipated brawl between two of the world's mightiest monsters has officially begun shooting. We also have a full cast rundown as well as some insight into how this is all going to go down.

Following the global success of 2014's Godzilla and 2017's Kong: Skull Island, and in the lead-up to the 2019 release of the highly anticipated Godzilla: King of the Monsters, comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Entertainment's cinematic Monsterverse: Godzilla vs. Kong. Beginning production today, the epic action adventure will pit two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another, the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong, with humanity caught in the balance.

Godzilla vs. Kong is being directed by Adam Wingard. The sequel has assembled a unique ensemble cast.The film stars Alexander Skarsg&#229rd,
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The Lego Batman Movie’s Chris McKay to direct Jonny Quest movie

The Lego Batman Movie’s Chris McKay to direct Jonny Quest movie
The Wrap is reporting that The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay is set to reunite with Warner Bros. on a live-action feature film adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera animated series Jonny Quest.

The show, which launched with a TV series between 1964 and 1965, follows a young boy called Jonny Quest who travels around the world with his scientist father on extraordinary adventures, accompanued by his adopted brother Hadji and their former secret agent bodyguard Race Bannon.

Warner Bros. has been developing a Jonny Quest movie for several years now, with Sin City’s Robert Rodriguez previously attached to direct and co-write with Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean).

Next up for McKay is an adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons for Paramount Pictures. He’s also attached to direct a Nightwing movie for Warner Bros. and DC Films, and while there’s been little progress in the near-two years since it was announced,
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Jonny Quest Movie Heats Back Up with Lego Batman Director

The live-action Jonny Quest movie has new life. Warner Bros. has officially tapped The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay to tackle the adaptation. Dating back to the early 1960s, Jonny Quest has been a recognizable and popular figure in pop culture, but has never made the trip to the big screen. That looks like it's finally set to change, as a promising filmmaker is now in the captain's chair.

According to a new report, Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich and Adrian Askarieh are set to produce the Jonny Quest movie, with Chris McKay at the helm. Daniel Alter is also on board to executive produce. Previously, Robert Rodriguez, known for the Spy Kids franchise, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin CIty and the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel, among other things, had been attached, initially boarding the project in 2015. Development unfortunately stalled out under his watch.

Jonny Quest initially debuted as an
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Warner Bros. Live-Action ‘Jonny Quest’ Taps Chris McKay To Direct

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Warner Bros. Live-Action ‘Jonny Quest’ Taps Chris McKay To Direct
Deadline has confirmed that The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay has been set to direct a live-action feature take on the 1960s Hanna-Barbera animated series Jonny Quest for Warner Bros.

Created by Doug Wildey, the series followed a young boy on global adventures with his scientist father, adopted brother Hadji, and their bodyguard Race Bannon. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback are producing with Prime Universe’s Adrian Askarieh. Daniel Alter will serve as Ep. Robert Rodriguez was previously attached to the project with screenplay drafts by Terry Rossio and Dan Mazeau.

McKay was also an editor on The Lego Movie, and a producer on The Lego Ninjago Movie, and he’s set to produce Warner’s Wile E. Coyote Movie.
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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Director Chris McKay to Direct ‘Jonny Quest’ for Warner Bros (Exclusive)

  • The Wrap
‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Director Chris McKay to Direct ‘Jonny Quest’ for Warner Bros (Exclusive)
The Lego Batman Movie” director Chris McKay will direct “Jonny Quest” for Warner Bros., individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively tell TheWrap.

Rideback’s Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich along with Adrian Askarieh of Prime Universe are producing the action-adventure movie. Daniel Alter will executive produce.

The film will be based on the popular Hanna-Barbera primetime animated series created by Doug Wildey in the mid-1960s. The story centers on the adventurous boy hero Jonny Quest who travels with his scientist father, his adopted brother Hadji, and their former secret agent bodyguard, Race Bannon, around the world to solve world-threatening mysteries. An individual with knowledge with of the project also tells TheWrap that a major movie star is being eyed to play Race Bannon.

Also Read: Chris McKay in Talks to Direct Batman Spinoff 'Nightwing' for Warner Bros

Jonny Quest has been one of last remaining biggest
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‘Godzilla vs. Kong': Alexander Skarsgard Joins Cast of Monster Movie

  • The Wrap
‘Godzilla vs. Kong': Alexander Skarsgard Joins Cast of Monster Movie
Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Alexander Skarsgård will join Legendary’s upcoming “Godzilla vs Kong” film alongside previously announced cast Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry and Demian Bichir.

Godzilla vs. Kong” is the fourth installment of the Legendary and Warner Bros. cinematic universe and is set to be released on May 22, 2020. “Godzilla” brought in $529 million globally after it was released in 2014. “Kong: Skull Island” was released in 2017 and grossed more than $565 million worldwide. A sequel to Godzilla — titled “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” — starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, will also be released in 2019.

Screenwriter Terry Rossio (“Pirates of the Caribbean” films) is writing the screenplay. In March, Legendary set a writers room to work on the script for “Godzilla vs. Kong,” with Rossio as its head. Other writers include Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (“Star Trek Beyond”), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, “Maze Runner” movies writer T.S. Nowlin,
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Deadpool screenwriters in talks to reboot Pirates of the Caribbean

Despite Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales grossing almost $800 million at the worldwide box office, it looks like Disney is looking to shake up its swashbuckling fantasy adventure series with a reboot.

According to Deadline, Disney has met with Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and the duo are now in early talks about penning the script for a new instalment in the franchise.

The site goes on to report that Jerry Bruckheimer will remain on board as a producer on the next chapter, although it’s unclear whether any of the cast – including leading man Johnny Depp – will be back for the sixth outing.

An earlier rumour had claimed that Dead Men Tell No Tales helmer Joachim Ronning would be returning to direct Pirates of the Caribbean 6 from a script by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and Jeff Nathanson, although given the Reese and Wernick
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‘Godzilla vs Kong': Demián Bichir in Talks to Star in Monster Movie

  • The Wrap
‘Godzilla vs Kong': Demián Bichir in Talks to Star in Monster Movie
Legendary is in negotiations for Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir to join the upcoming “Godzilla vs Kong” film alongside previously announced cast Julian Dennison and Brian Tyree Henry.

Godzilla vs. Kong” is the fourth installment of the Legendary and Warner Bros. cinematic universe and is set to be released on May 22, 2020. “Godzilla” brought in $529 million globally after it was released in 2014. “Kong: Skull Island” was released March 10, 2017, and grossed more than $565 million worldwide. A sequel to Godzilla, titled “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” with Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, will also be released next year.

Also Read: 'Godzilla vs Kong': Brian Tyree Henry Joins Cast of Monster Movie

Screenwriter Terry Rossio, best known for writing “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, is writing the “Godzilla vs. Kong” screenplay. In March, Legendary set a writers room to work on the script for “Godzilla vs. Kong,” with Rossio as its head.
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The Original Writer of Aladdin Slams Disney For Their Live-Action Remake

The writer of Disney’s original animated film Aladdin, Terry Rossio, is not happy with the live-action remake that the studio is developing. The first teaser trailer for the film was released last week and it featured a lot of familiar elements from the original film. The fans were really happy with what they saw because the trailer did such a great job of tapping into the nostalgia of the fans.

So why is Rossio upset with Disney over it? Because he’s not getting any kind of compensation for the work that he did on the movie even though they are using the dialogue that he wrote. He slammed the Mouse House in a recent tweet saying:

So strange that literally the only words spoken in the new Aladdin trailer happens to be a rhyme that my writing partner and I wrote, and Disney offers zero compensation to us
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Original Aladdin screenwriter unhappy with Disney over live-action remake

Yesterday, The Walt Disney Company unveiled the first teaser trailer for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin, which – from this first look – appears to be very faithful to the classic 1992 animated movie. So much so, in fact, that the original film’s co-writer Terry Rossio is frustrated that he isn’t receiving any acknowledgement or compensation for the use of his dialogue.

“So strange that literally the only words spoken in the new Aladdin trailer happens to be a rhyme that my writing partner [Ted Elliot] and I wrote, and Disney offers zero compensation to us (or to any screenwriters on any of these live-action re-makes) not even a t-shirt or a pass to the park,” wrote Rossio on Twitter.

So strange that literally the only words spoken in the new Aladdin trailer happens to be a rhyme that my writing partner and I wrote, and Disney offers zero
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Original Aladdin Writer Blasts Disney Over Remake Trailer

Disney fans across the world might be filled with anticipation after watching the new trailer for the live-action Aladdin remake, but not everyone is thrilled. After watching the trailer, one of the original co-writers of the animated film, Terry Rossio, has taken to Twitter to voice his concerns. Noticing something about the trailer that seemed all too familiar for the screenwriter, Rossio couldn't help but feel slighted about the fact that Disney couldn't so much as offer him access into one of their theme parks.

"So strange that literally the only words spoken in the new Aladdin trailer happens to be a rhyme that my writing partner and I wrote, and Disney offers zero compensation to us (or to any screenwriters on any of these live-action re-makes) not even a t-shirt or a pass to the park."

What many of us already know about the upcoming remake is that it
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Original Aladdin Writer Isn’t Too Happy About Disney’s Live-Action Remake

Disney fans love the House of Mouse’s ongoing slate of live-action remakes as it allows them to relive their favorite animated movies in fresh ways. However, behind the rose-tinted nostalgia, it seems that the studio is cutting some corners and treating key figures of these movies reprehensibly.

With the first teaser for Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin remake hitting the web yesterday, screenwriter Terry Rossio took to Twitter to voice his displeasure at the fact the trailer had used word-for-word the same dialogue that featured in the script for the original Aladdin that he penned with co-writer Ted Elliot. Of course, you’d expect that sort of thing with a remake but, the issue is that neither Rossio, or any of the writers of the animations that have been rebooted in live-action, have received compensation.

“So strange that literally the only words spoken in the new Aladdin trailer happens to
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Pirates of the Caribbean 6 rumoured to be in development

Despite Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales coming up some $250 million short of its predecessor On Stranger Tides, the fifth instalment of the swashbuckling fantasy series still managed to pull in a hefty $795 million worldwide, and it seems that may be enough to convince Disney to give the go ahead to a sixth film.

According to Geeks Worldwide, Disney is said to be eyeing Dead Men Tell No Tales helmer Joachim Ronning to return to the director’s chair for Pirates of the Caribbean 6, while Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and Jeff Nathanson are reportedly working on a script.

The site goes on to speculate whether Disney will stand by Johnny Depp in the wake of James Gunn’s firing from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, given Depp’s previous domestic abuse allegations and other erratic behaviour such as allegedly punching a crew member on the
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Pirates of the Caribbean 6 Is Happening, Will Johnny Depp Return?

Disney is reportedly in the early stages of working on Pirates of the Caribbean 6. This comes after the release of last year's latest entry in the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. While the movie was not as commercially successful as its predecessor, 2011's On Stranger Tides, it was still a big hit worldwide and Disney isn't one to shut something down when there is money to be made. However, this does raise questions about Johnny Depp and his potential involvement, in light of recent events.

Before digging into that, here's what is being reported. Writers Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson, who were all credited on Dead Men Tell No Tales, are said to be working on the script for a potential sixth movie in the Disney franchise. It's also expected that Joachim Ronning, who co-directed the last movie and is currently shooting Maleficent 2,
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Disney Reportedly Moving Forward With Pirates Of The Caribbean 6

Pirates of the Caribbean must have seemed like a pretty crazy idea when it was pitched back in the early 2000s. The concept of taking a theme park ride and turning it into a major blockbuster with a budget of over $100 million is the kind of thinking that probably led to the disastrous 2012 movie Battleship. Yet, the pic was a massive success, riding off its witty charm, amazing VFX and, of course, Johnny Depp’s phenomenal performance as Captain Jack Sparrow (which earned him an Oscar nod).

Of course, sequels were ordered up pretty quickly, resulting in the back-to-back filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. While receiving lower reviews than the first outing, each movie still stuck to the same task of expanding the world/mythology of the pirates and continuing the story of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan.
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‘Deadpool 2’ Star Julian Dennison Joins ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

  • The Wrap
‘Deadpool 2’ Star Julian Dennison Joins ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’
Deadpool 2” star Julian Dennison has joined the cast of Legendary’s “Godzilla vs. Kong,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

It’s unknown what character he will play in the upcoming monster movie, but he is joining a cast that includes Ziyi Zhang and Van Marten. Adam Wingard is directing.

The film is part of the Legendary and Warner Bros. cinematic universe and will be released on May 22, 2020. “Godzilla” brought in $529 million globally when it was released in 2014. “Kong: Skull Island” was released March 10, 2017, and grossed over $565 million worldwide.

Also Read: Zhang Ziyi to Join Warner Bros/Legendary's MonsterVerse in 'Godzilla: King of Monsters'

A sequel to Godzilla, titled “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” with Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, will also be released next year.

Screenwriter Terry Rossio, best known for writing “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, is writing the “Godzilla vs. Kong” screenplay.
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Tribeca 2018 Dispatch: Recommended Genre Shorts

In 2018 Tribeca’s overall shorts program, as in past years, has been both vast and satisfying. Perhaps more impressively, the genre shorts are particularly strong, not just token entries included to appease certain audience segments. These, then, are some of the stand-out titles in horror, science fiction, and fantasy at Tff this year. If your first impression of Jocelyn Stamat’s Laboratory Conditions concerns its slickness, don’t worry, you’ll soon get past that. The impressive production values, the star power, the no-wrong-notes VFX/CGI—well, all of that is in service to the deeply-felt themes in Terry Rossio's script. Indeed, Marissa Tomei and Minnie Driver show what veteran actors can deliver in the short form: an economy of character development, and...

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Masters Of The Universe reboot lands a new director

Mike Cecchini Simon Brew Dec 1, 2017

David Goyer looks set to bring He-Man back to the big screen...

The Masters of the Universe movie is still in development, and apparently much closer to production than we thought. The movie currently has a December 18th 2019 release date.

This one has had a revolving door of directors and writers. The most recent director to exit was McG, and his exit was followed by the entrance of David Goyer as writer.

But now it appears that Goyer is also directing, as per a report in The Wrap. Goyer is, at the very least, a good choice to write this. His incredible attention to the worldbuilding of Krypton in Man Of Steel makes me wonder what he could do with Eternia. The last feature he directed was 2009's The Unborn, and he previously helmed Blade: Trinity.

As far as I know, the previous script was
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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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A good franchise finds nooks and crannies to explore, taking the beloved characters to new places, letting us see how they handle new challenges or opponents.

A bad franchise retreads the elements from the first offering without really making any effort to show us anything new or to deepen our affection for the character(s).

This summer, sadly, we have been presented with several misfires starting with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) was a breath of fresh air when he first stepped ashore many, many years ago. But the tipsy captain with the heart of gold and squishy moral code is pretty much the same here, film number five. We’re learning nothing new about him, we’re seeing him do nothing we haven’t seen before and frankly, we’re bored.

Visually, Dead Men Tell No Tales, is fine.
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