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The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time

  • Indiewire
The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All-Time
Why does it feel like horror movies are always undervalued? One thing’s for certain: In this age of geekery reigning supreme, critics and academics no longer dismiss the genre as disreputable with the kneejerk regularity some once did. But even now there’s talk of “elevated horror,” of artier explorations of dread and terror — Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” being two very recent examples — that are clearly distinguished from, well, non-elevated horror. The idea being that they engage your brain more than just showing brains being splattered against the wall.

How can films that fire your adrenal glands, send shivers down your spine, raise goosebumps, and quicken breath — that inspire such an intense physical reaction — also be cerebral experiences? We forget all the time that, as Anna Karina’s Pierrot Le Fou character Marianne Renoir says, “There can be ideas in feelings.”

What scares people
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X-Men Producer Explains Why Gambit’s A Romantic Comedy

After years of being stuck in development hell, Fox appears to be finally moving forward with the Gambit solo movie starring Channing Tatum as the Ragin’ Cajun. Though no director’s currently attached – after the likes of Doug Liman and Gore Verbinski walked away – a new vision has been found for the movie which the production team seem pretty keen on.

Previously, Gambit was talked up as a heist film. However, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg recently revealed that it’d been recalibrated as a romantic comedy instead. This took fans by surprise, but while speaking to Screen Rant, Kinberg clarified why the studio came to think that the best thing for the movie was to make it a rom-com. The filmmaker said that it’s all to do with finding a fresh angle for it, much like Logan and Deadpool before it had a “sub-genre” that set them apart.

“I think with the standalone movies,
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Fox Dates Untitled Deadpool Movie for December, Pushes Back ‘Alita’ and ‘Dark Phoenix’

  • Variety
Fox Dates Untitled Deadpool Movie for December, Pushes Back ‘Alita’ and ‘Dark Phoenix’
Fox has set new release dates for several of its upcoming films — “Alita: Battle Angel,” “Dark Phoenix,” and “Gambit” — and announced an untitled Deadpool release.

Coming Dec. 21, the new “Deadpool” film is believed to be a PG-13 version of “Deadpool 2” with potentially new footage shot for its release, insiders tell Variety. Star Ryan Reynolds also teased the reappearance of the masked superhero Friday afternoon with a tweet recreating Fred Savage’s childhood “Princess Bride” scene.

Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/fFe93tDI7e

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 28, 2018

The upcoming sci-fi flick “Alita” will be moving out of its crowded holiday slot for a President’s Day weekend release on Feb. 14. Fox is hoping the movie will be the first foreign film released after Chinese New Year for a stronger play period in China and a better chance at nabbing more premium screening locations.

The latest X-Men installment “Dark Phoenix” is
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New ‘Deadpool’ Movie Gets December Release at Fox

  • The Wrap
Fox officially announced the release date for a new untitled “Deadpool” film.

The irreverent, R-rated superhero has provided two hits for the studio, with “Deadpool 2” pulling in a worldwide gross of $734.2 million earlier this year. The film, which doesn’t yet have a title, will be released later this year on Dec. 21.

It’s unclear whether this “Deadpool” film is a continuation in the core story or not.

Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds on Friday tweeted an image referencing “The Princess Bride,” just before the release date was announced.

Thoughts? ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/fFe93tDI7e

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 28, 2018

Fox also pushed “Gambit,” which will star Channing Tatum, to March 2020 from June 2019, replacing an untitled Fox Marvel title currently that was on that date. “Gambit,” which has had a stop-and-start process, is still in development.

In January, “Gambit” director Gore Verbinski left the project.

Also Read: Gore Verbinski Exits
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Gambit Is an X-Men Romantic Comedy Says Producer

  • MovieWeb
The Gambit movie has been in development for a very long time, but if producer Simon Kinberg is to be believed, it may finally begin filming early next year. And get ready for something unexpected, as Kinberg says the upcoming X-Men spin-off is going to be a romantic comedy. That's right, everyone. Prepare for the first ever romantic comedy with mutants.

Simon Kinberg who, in addition to serving as a longtime producer and writer of the franchise, also serves as director of the upcoming Dark Phoenix, recently provided a brief update on Gambit. Surprisingly, when talking about the project, which has Channing Tatum attached to star as the titular character, Kinberg surprisingly said, albeit loosely, that this is going to feel like a romantic comedy. Here's what he had to say about it.

"When you look at Gambit, he's a hustler and a womanizer and we just felt like there was an attitude,
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Gambit Will Be A Romantic Comedy, Shoots In Early 2019

No, your eyes do not deceive you; Fox’s long-gestating Gambit spinoff is finally starting to put the wheels into motion.

From what we understand, the Powers That Be want to fast-track Remy LeBeau’s origin story before the Disney-Fox merger is fully consummated next summer, by which point the House of Mouse – and, more specifically, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige – will take ownership of the X-Men and Fox’s band of merry mutants from 2019 onwards.

That would make Gambit the final film in the X-Universe to release before 20th Century Fox cedes control of its precious entertainment assets, and according to producer Simon Kinberg, they’re hoping to kick things off early next year. Following up on a report just the other week which told us as much, the Dark Phoenix director spoke to IGN recently and confirmed the following:

Gambit has a great script and we’re
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Channing Tatum's Gambit Movie Will Reportedly Start Shooting in February 2019

Gambit is the little Fox Marvel movie that won’t give up! This film production has faced so many problems, yet no one has given up on it. The studio wants this movie to happen and they are reportedly looking to get it into production before the Disney and Fox merger closes next summer.

According to Geeks WorldWide, the studio is pushing to the the film production up and running on February 15th, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The film was supposed to start shooting last February. Then it was delayed and eventually put on hiatus until they could figure their shit out.

I totally understand the eye rolls regarding this news. But, I love the character Gambit and if they could actually give us a decent movie based on that character, that would be awesome! It’s not like Fox isn’t capable of giving us a great Gambit movie.
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Rumour: Fox desperate to get Gambit in production before Disney takeover completes

Those of you old enough to remember may recall that way back when, 20th Century Fox announced that Channing Tatum would be taking on the role of Remy LeBeau for the X-Men spinoff Gambit.

Since then, the project has passed through the hands of directors such as Rupert Wyatt, Doug Liman and Gore Verbinski, with the studio pushing back numerous planned production starts and release dates as it floundered in development hell.

Given the impending takeover of Fox’s film and TV assets by Disney, one would have to assume the clock is ticking on this iteration of Gambit, and according to Geeks Worldwide (formerly Omega Underground), Fox is pushing hard to get the project up and running before the acquisition is finalised.

Disney having previously confirmed that it would go ahead and release any Fox movies that are underway before the takeover completes, and as such it seems that
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Fox’s Gambit Movie May Finally Begin Shooting In February

No, your eyes do not deceive you; Fox’s long-gestating Gambit spinoff may finally have a production start date to call its own.

Per Omega Underground, it seems the Powers That Be want to fast-track Remy LeBeau’s origin story before the Disney-Fox merger is fully consummated next summer, by which point the Mouse House – and, more specifically, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige – will ostensibly be in control of the X-Men and Fox’s band of merry mutants from 2019 onwards.

That would make Gambit the final mutant spinoff to release before 20th Century Fox cedes control of its precious entertainment assets, as Omega Underground is reporting today that filming on the Channing Tatum pic will kick off on February 15th in New Orleans, Louisiana – one day after it was originally supposed to hit theaters, which really gives you an idea of just how long this movie has waited for its chance to shine.
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Gambit to Shoot in Early 2019 Before Disney Takes Over Fox?

  • MovieWeb
Remember that Gambit movie that was supposed to star Channing Tatum? Despite all of the production troubles the project has faced, Fox is reportedly still trying to get it going and looks to possibly film the movie next year just ahead of when the Disney merger is supposed to be finalized. This is just a rumor for the time being, but it sounds like Fox isn't simply content to let this one die.

According to a new report, Fox is hoping to shoot Gambit in New Orleans starting in February. They had previously hired quite a few crew members for the project back when Gore Verbinski was going to direct. However, this report states that the studio has wiped the slate clean and will bring in a new crew, assuming they actually do manage to get production up and running. As for the director? Nobody has been announced yet, but
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Cinema Audio Society To Honor Lee Orloff With Career Achievement Award

  • Deadline
Oscar-winning production sound mixer Lee Orloff is set to receive the Cinema Audio Society’s 2019 Career Achievement Award. He will be celebrated during the 55th Cas Awards on February 16 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel.

Orloff launched his sound-mixing career with 1984’s Blood Simple, the first film from Joel and Ethan Coen. A half-decade later he would grab the first of seven career Oscar noms for The Abyss, which began a three-film collaboration with James Cameron that also included the 1991 smash Terminator 2: Judgment Day — for which Orloff scored an Academy Award — and 1994’s True Lies.

He went on to nab sound-mixing Oscar noms for each of the first two Pirates of the Caribbean films and also mixed the next two. Along the way he also landed Best Sound Oscar noms for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), The Insider (1999) and The Patriot (2000). Orloff’s resume of 80-plus titles also includes such features as Blade,
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"Old City Blues"- 'Cyberpunk' On Hulu

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Hulu has confirmed that "Old City Blues", based on the 'cyberpunk' graphic novel created by Giannis Milonogiannis for Boom! Studios' 'Archaia' imprint, is in development as a live-action, original series with Kerry Washington attached to star and Gore Verbinski to direct:

"...set in the near future, the series follows the men and women of the 'New Athens' police force. Built in the aftermath of a disastrous flood on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a new independent city created and wholly owned by technology giant 'Hayashi Corporation'.

"When the cybernetically augmented founder of Hayashi is found dead, it seems to be just another case of 'cyborg persecution'.

"But Hayashi Corporation's strange response to the incident raises the suspicions of a detective and the 'Special Police', leading them straight into the wasteland of the 'Old City'..."

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Hulu adaptating comic book Old City Blues as TV series

Hulu has announced that it has acquired the TV rights to Boom! Studios’ comic book series Old City Blues from creator Giannis Milonogiannis and is developing the project as a Hulu Original Series in partnership with Brad Weston’s Makeready TV Studio.

Set in the near future, the graphic novel series follows the men and women of the New Athens police force. Built in the aftermath of a disastrous flood on the ruins of the country once known as Greece, New Athens is a new independent city created and wholly owned by technology giant Hayashi Corporation. When the cybernetically augmented founder of Hayashi is found murdered, it seems to be just another case of cyborg persecution. But Hayashi Corporation’s strange response to the incident raises the suspicions of lead detective and the Special Police. The mystery they unravel will leads them straight into the wasteland of the Old City.
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Kerry Washington to Star in Hulu Futuristic Drama Old City Blues

Kerry Washington to Star in Hulu Futuristic Drama Old City Blues
Kerry Washington has her post-Scandal career plans handled: The former Olivia Pope will star in and executive-produce the futuristic sci-fi drama series Old City Blues for Hulu, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the graphic novel by Giannis Milonogiannis, Old City Blues — currently in development at the streamer — is set in the year 2048, in a land overrun by robots and high-tech criminals. The story centers on members of the New Athens Special Police, who are called in to investigate when the cyborg founder of a tech company is found murdered. (Washington’s role hasn’t yet been revealed.)

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Kerry Washington to Star in, Executive Produce ‘Old City Blues’ at Hulu

  • The Wrap
An adaptation of the graphic novel “Old City Blues” is in the works at Hulu, with Kerry Washington attached to star and executive produce.

Written by Giannis Milonogiannis, the 2011 graphic novel takes place in the year 2048 in the city of New Athens, a city at the mercy of high-tech criminals including smugglers, drug dealers and corrupt politicians and powerful corporations.

Arash Amel will co-write the pilot and executive produce with Allison Davis, and “Outcast” vet Chris Black is set to serve as showrunner. Gore Verbinski is on board to direct.

Also Read: Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington's 'Little Fires Everywhere' Lands Series Order at Hulu

Washington and Pilar Savone will serve as executive producers for the “Scandal” alum’s Simpson Street production company. Stephen Christy of publisher Boom Studios will oversee the adaptation, which hails from Entertainment One and Makeready.

Washington, who is just off a seven-season run starring on ABC’s “Scandal,
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Kerry Washington to Star in, Produce Hulu Drama 'Old City Blues' (Exclusive)

Kerry Washington to Star in, Produce Hulu Drama 'Old City Blues' (Exclusive)
Kerry Washington is expanding her relationship with Hulu.

The Scandal grad, who will next star in and executive produce Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere, has signed on to topline and exec produce Old City Blues for the streamer. The drama, which is in development at Hulu, is based on the Boom! Studios graphic novel. Black List screenwriter Arash Amel is adapting the TV take, with Oscar winner Gore Verbinski (Rango) attached to direct, should the project move forward. 

Published in 2011, Old City Blues was written by Giannis Milonogiannis. Set in the year 2048, the story takes place in ...
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Fox’s Gambit Movie Rumored To Have Been Cancelled

The bad news just keeps on piling in for X-Men fans today. After learning that Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants may be scrapped, we’re now hearing that Gambit has been given the axe and “definitely isn’t happening at this stage.”

This is somewhat surprising, as producer Simon Kinberg recently assured us it was going forward and production was set to begin on June 19th in Remy LeBeau’s hometown of New Orleans. Then again, given that the pic, which has been in pre-production limbo for what feels like forever now, has yet to secure a director, despite having gone through at least three heavyweight helmers – Rupert Wyatt, Doug Liman and Gore Verbinski – it was never going to make that start date.

Pitched as a supercharged heist movie – think Ocean’s Eleven…with mutants – Channing Tatum was set to take point in the film as the devilish Remy LeBeau,
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Boom! Studios Taps Averie Huffine As TV Department Head

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Boom Studios! is expanding its executive ranks a year after 20th Century Fox bought a significant minority stake in the company. Boom!, which controls the largest library of comic book IP outside of Marvel and DC, has hired Averie Huffine to head its TV department as VP of Development. She will oversee the TV efforts for Boom!, which has a first-look TV development deal at 20th Century TV Studio. Huffine will report to Stephen Christy, Boom!’s President of Development.

Averie comes to Boom! Studios from Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures, where she helped build the company’s television presence and oversaw such projects as Drifter, written by Mattson Tomlin with Marc Webb directing, and Darktown written by Damani Johnson with Charles McDougall directing and Jamie Foxx producing. On the feature side she brought in the bestselling novel Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan with Tom Holland attached to star.
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Fox Shows Their Commitment To Gambit During CineEurope Presentation

When Fox didn’t include Gambit on their list of future X-Men installments the other month at CinemaCon, many thought that perhaps Channing Tatum’s long-gestating passion project was dead and gone. You can’t blame them, either, given how many setbacks it’s suffered over the years.

If you’ll recall, during the early days of production, Gambit went through at least three heavyweight helmers: Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl). Not to mention that the titular role bounced back and forth between several actors – Keanu Reeves, Josh Holloway and Taylor Kitsch were all linked with the part – before Tatum took up the mantle and made it his goal to get the project off the ground.

That said, it seems as if Fox still intends on moving forward with it.
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‘Orphan X’ Books To Get TV Series Adaptation By Makeready & Justin Lin

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‘Orphan X’ Books To Get TV Series Adaptation By Makeready & Justin Lin
In a very competitive situation, Brad Weston’s Makeready has landed the rights to Gregg Hurwitz’s bestselling Orphan X book series with plans to adapt the thrillers into a TV series along with Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Hurwitz, who penned 2017’s The Book of Henry directed by Colin Trevorrow, is set to co-adapt the books, often drawing comparisons to the Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher franchises. He will also executive produce with Scott Nemes, Makeready’s Head of Television. Lin and Danielle Woodrow will executive produce for Perfect Storm.

The five-book series from Minotaur Books kicked off in 2016 with Orphan X, followed by The Nowhere Man and Hellbent, with Out of the Dark: The Return of Orphan X hitting shelves in January 2019.

Prior to Orphan X‘s release, the rights to the books were acquired by Warner Bros. in 2015 to develop them as a possible feature franchise,
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