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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back Seven Months to 2020

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back Seven Months to 2020
Warner Bros. has moved Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 back seven months from Nov. 1, 2019, to June 5, 2020.

The sequel, which is set in 1984, replaces Mark Wahlberg’s Six Billion Dollar Man, which has been taken off the schedule.

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution, said, "We had tremendous success releasing the first 'Wonder Woman' film during the summer so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did. This move lands the film exactly where it belongs."
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Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix
Fresh off his Oscar win for “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro is set to make his animated feature film directing debut. Del Toro has received the green light from Netflix to film “Pinocchio,” a stop motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy. He will write and produce the film in addition to directing it.

The film will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly fraught historical moment and a time when fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country. Production on “Pinocchio” will begin this fall. Del Toro previously set “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” against a totalitarian backdrop, although he placed those stories in Franco’s Spain.

“No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single
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Johnny Depp Partners With Andrea Iervolino on Drama ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’

Johnny Depp Partners With Andrea Iervolino on Drama ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’
Johnny Depp and producer Andrea Iervolino have formed a partnership to develop and produce film and digital content, starting with the movie “Waiting for the Barbarians.”

Depp will develop and produce through his Infinitum Nihil production banner and Iervolino will produce through his recently launched social entertainment platform TaTaTu.

“Waiting for the Barbarians,” an adaptation of J.M. Coetzee’s novel of the same name, will star Depp, Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson. Production begins later this month in Morocco and the film will be directed by Ciro Guerra. Alongside TaTaTu, the movie is being produced by Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Media Group, as well as Michael Fitzgerald and Olga Segura.

Variety first reported in May at the Cannes Film Festival that Ambi would fully finance the project. “Waiting for the Barbarians” centers on the crisis of conscience of a magistrate from a small colonial town after he witnesses
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'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening

'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening
With a staggering, $77.5 million debut, Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween topped the weekend with the second largest October opening weekend of all-time. The horror film headlined a massive weekend overall weekend, that saw the top twelve combine for over $160 million, making this the second largest October weekend ever. As already mentioned, Halloween's $77.5 million three-day debut was the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, coming less than $3 million shy of the record set by Venom earlier this month. That said, Halloween did deliver the largest October opening day of all-time, topping Venom's $32.5 million. The film's opening is also the second largest ever for an R-rated horror, topping the $53.8 million opening for The Nun a month ago and behind It's $123.4 million debut last September. The film, which carries a tiny, $10 million production budget, features Jamie Lee Curtis in her iconic role of Laurie Strode and beyond landing well with critics in advance of release,
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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide

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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide
“Venom” remains a force to be reckoned with overseas as the Tom Hardy superhero movie topped the foreign box office for the third weekend in a row.

Sony’s “Venom” secured the No. 1 spot abroad with $32 million from 65 markets, taking its international total to $290.7 million. It earned $18.1 million in North America for a worldwide total of $460.2 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” continues to do monster business of its own. The acclaimed musical drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga generated an impressive $22.8 million from 75 overseas markets, bringing its tally to $74.7 million overseas and $201 million globally. “A Star Is Born” opened in Australia with $4.7 million in 536 venues, as well as Hong Kong with $629,000 in 58 locations. Top holdovers include the United Kingdom ($3.9 million on 846 screens), Italy ($1.5 million on 614 screens), and France ($1.5 million on 353 screens). It debuts next in Japan on Dec. 21.

Though Universal’s “Halloween” topped the domestic box office,
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Skydance Media Hires Former Warner Bros. Executive Jun Oh

Skydance Media Hires Former Warner Bros. Executive Jun Oh
Veteran executive Jun Oh has joined David Ellison’s Skydance Media as head of theatrical and interactive business and legal affairs.

In the newly created role, Oh is responsible for all business and legal affairs related to both feature film development and production and interactive and emerging gaming platforms on a global basis. He will report to Jesse Sisgold, president and chief operating officer of Skydance Media.

“Jun is an extraordinary executive and accomplished dealmaker and we’re thrilled to welcome him into the leadership team at Skydance,” Sisgold said in a statement. “His wealth of experience will be invaluable as we pursue our ambitious film and interactive slates — we cannot imagine a better person to partner with in order to build on our continued success.”

Oh joined Global Road Entertainment in April and served as president of business and legal affairs before the company was taken over by its bankers in August.
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‘Aliens’ Producer Gale Anne Hurd Shares Her Hollywood Sexism War Stories

‘Aliens’ Producer Gale Anne Hurd Shares Her Hollywood Sexism War Stories
Gale Anne Hurd is one of most successful producers in Hollywood. She launched the Terminator franchise, gave Alien its first sequel, and currently oversees the Walking Dead universe on television. Like any woman in Hollywood, especially coming up in the ‘80s, Hurd has her own stories of sexism too. She shared some at a Screamfest […]

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Donna Gigliotti Set As Producer & Glenn Weiss As Co-Producer For 2019 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has found its producing team for the 2019 Academy Awards and it’s a mix of a little something new and a little something familiar. Donna Gigliotti will be the primary producer and Glenn Weiss, who won an Emmy for directing the 90th Oscars in September (and then proposed to his girlfriend on stage), will co-produce and direct.

Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca produced the last two Academy Awards telecasts and were not expected to return.

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First Trailer for ‘Tidelands’ Goes Down Under to Tease Your New Netflix Obsession

This holiday season, Netflix is inviting you to enter the new supernatural and sexy world of Tidelands. The highly-anticipated, eight-part series, which will also be the first Australian Netflix original series, is produced by Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Australian production company, Hoodlum, who unveiled the first trailer today. At first glance, it appears to be like a mash-up of Siren and Bloodline, so if either of those very different shows does anything for you, then this one is worth a watch. Tidelands follows Cal McTeer, played by Charlotte Best, a young …
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Oscars: Donna Gigliotti, Glenn Weiss to Produce Telecast

Oscars: Donna Gigliotti, Glenn Weiss to Produce Telecast
Donna Gigliotti will produce the 91st Oscars telecast, with Glenn Weiss co-producing and directing the show.

The Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Feb. 24, 2019, from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

“Donna and Glenn will infuse new energy and vision into this 91st awards presentation, and we are excited about a broad-based creative relationship with these two artists,” Academy president John Bailey said on Monday.

Gigliotti won a Best Picture Academy Award as one of the producers of 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love.” She’s been nominated in the category for “The Reader,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Hidden Figures.” Her other producing credits include “Beasts of No Nation,” “Two Lovers,” “The Good Night” and “Emma.”

Weiss has directed the last three Oscar broadcasts, winning Emmys for outstanding director for a variety special for the 2017 and 2018 shows. He’s won a total of 14 Primetime Emmys.

“I’m
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Spooky TV Promos: Freddy Krueger Scares ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Starts Class

Halloween has come to TV. Two new promos for upcoming seasons of television shows have been released, teasing a truly spooky next few months. First, Netflix has released a new Chilling Adventures of Sabrina teaser, giving us a glimpse of the hallowed halls that our favorite teenage witch attends. Second, Nightmare on Elm Street comes to The Goldbergs, with […]

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Netflix plans $2bn debt raise to fund further content growth

Third raise in a year as streaming titan takes on rivals.

Netflix, which last week beat Wall Street expectations to post a strong third quarter rise in subscribers, is planning to raise $2bn through a bond offering to fund further content growth.

The funds will be used to acquire content, as well as develop and produce, the area Netflix is most interested in as it continues to build a war chest of original material.

Netflix expects to spend $8bn on content in 2018, and previously announced plans to increase the number of original titles by 700 this year. Stranger Things and The Crown
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‘Incredibles 2’ Blu-ray Clip Reveals the Franchise’s Secret Rule

‘Incredibles 2’ Blu-ray Clip Reveals the Franchise’s Secret Rule
Incredibles 2 arrives on digital this month, and Blu-ray in November, giving you a chance to bring home Pixar’s latest blockbuster. A newly released Incredibles 2 Blu-ray clip goes behind-the-scenes of the superhero sequel, and reveals the unwritten rule of The Incredibles franchise – a rule that involves a blend of fantastic elements with more down-to-earth moments. Watch […]

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Derren Brown Has Upended So Many Lives on TV, He Has an Alumni Support Group

Derren Brown Has Upended So Many Lives on TV, He Has an Alumni Support Group
Derren Brown’s first venture into Netflix programming, “The Push,” was built on finding out whether circumstances could convince one person to commit murder. For his latest special, his next move was to see if the opposite could be true.

“This one actually came out of walking around New York. We were just talking about what would be a nice thing to follow from ‘The Push.’ Essentially, one is trying to kill someone and the other is saving a life. There’s a nice counterpoint there,” Brown told IndieWire.

“Derren Brown: Sacrifice” is another of the title entertainer’s foray into immersive hypothetical experiences geared toward a single person. The 50-minute long special follows Phil, an American and self-described immigration opponent. The idea of an elaborate months-long process is to see if Phil can be convinced to give up his life for a man he thinks to be an undocumented immigrant.
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How Producer Gale Anne Hurd Saved ‘The Terminator’ From a Happy Ending

How Producer Gale Anne Hurd Saved ‘The Terminator’ From a Happy Ending
It’s rare for major studio blockbusters to have downer endings. The Terminator films sort of require it. They are about a nuclear apocalypse in which machines overpower humanity. The best victory afforded humans in those films is that the leader of the human resistance, John Connor, lives to defeat Skynet. Only Terminator 2: Judgment Day […]

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‘Halloween’: David Gordon Green Is Saving This Character for a Sequel

We shared the non-spoiler portion of my conversation with Halloween director David Gordon Green last week but now that the movie is in theaters, it's time to talk spoilers - especially with an additional installment from this team seeming very likely. We only managed to scratch the surface of my list of burning questions after seeing the film, but Green did offer up a behind the scenes look at why Allyson's boyfriend Cameron (Dylan Arnold) survived the film, how the movie ended up with a moment when Michael Myers encounters a baby, which character …
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Supernatural Thriller ‘Don’t Go’ Plays Creatively With Genre Tropes and Lives to Tell the Tale [Review]

A supernatural-flavored thriller with slow-burn sensibilities and decent character work, “Don’t Go” is a lot better than it has any right to be. Steeped in Hitchcockian tones with just a dash of supernatural sci-fi, the film moves well and is buttressed by consistent performances across the board. Though a bit shaky in the transition from its second to third act, to be sure, this doesn’t muddle what is an otherwise serviceable thriller.

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For Your Consideration: Episode 8 – Best Supporting Actress Predictions

Welcome to For Your Consideration, the Collider show that breaks down awards season with hosts Scott Mantz, Perri Nemiroff and Jeff Sneider. This week's episode examines the Best Supporting Actress category, which is stacked with past winners like Nicole Kidman and Rachel Weisz, past nominees like Amy Adams and Margot Robbie, and plenty of potential first-time nominees such as Claire Foy and Regina King. Here's how things played out... At this point in the year, there seem to be two surefire locks in this category -- Claire Foy for First Man, and Regina King for If Beale Street …
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Are Movies Too Long These Days? — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

Last week, Uproxx published an article called “Attack of the Two Hour and 20 Minute Movies!,” in which writer Vince Mancini bemoaned a rash of supposedly overlong films at a time when many indies run 80-something minutes, and streaming services allow viewers to binge more extended content in the comfort of their own homes. This Friday, Lee Chang-dong’s 148-minute “Burning” and the even longer “Suspiria” will open in limited release, continuing what Mancini believes to be a nefarious trend.

This week’s question: Are movies too long these days?

Carlos Aguilar (@Carlos_Film), The Wrap, MovieMaker Magazine, Remezcla



Conventional notions regarding running times or attention spans don’t apply to the works of Filipino master Lav Diaz, who continues to tell expansive stories that make zero promises of mass appeal. He has
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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ International Trailer Gives a Glimpse of a ‘Zootopia’ Character Cameo

Ralph Breaks the Internet provides a little treat for Disney fans with its latest international trailer. In addition to a slew of cameos from different Disney franchises — including Star Wars, Iron Man, Big Hero 6, and every Disney princess ever — another fan-favorite Disney character is joining the fray. The newest international trailer for the Wreck-It Ralph sequel […]

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