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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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LeBron James to Produce ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot

LeBron James to Produce ‘Friday the 13th’ Reboot
Following “Halloween’s” massive success at the box-office this weekend, another slasher franchise is looking at a rebirth as Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and LeBron JamesSpringHill Entertainment are in talks to acquire the rights to a new “Friday the 13th” pic.

Insiders say Victor Miller, who penned the original, regained the rights, though it took both production banners to bring back the classic horror series. Given Vertigo and SpringHill’s first look deals, Warner Bros. will likely take the film. The studio distributed the most recent “Friday the 13th” installment in 2009.

The project is still in early development – no writer or director is attached. The new “Friday the 13th” is expected to feature the goalie-mask wearing mass murderer Jason Voorhees, who has been the center of the hit franchise since the 1980 original.

News comes on the heals of Universal and Blumhouse’s revival of “Halloween,” which crushed previous
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back 7 Months To Summer 2020

Sorry DC fans, but you’re going to have to wait until 2020 to get your next dose of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

In a surprise move, it was announced today that “Wonder Woman 1984,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2017’s breakout superhero film, has been pushed from its original release date of November 1, 2019 to June 5, 2020. And according to WB and the film’s star, the move has nothing to do with any behind-the-scenes issues and is all due to an opening that was created in the release schedule.

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Where Do These ‘Halloween’ Deleted Scenes Fit in the Movie?

Where Do These ‘Halloween’ Deleted Scenes Fit in the Movie?
Halloween is now playing everywhere, and audiences are eating it up like a trick-or-treat bag overflowing with candy. David Gordon Green‘s sequel/reboot is loaded with funny, scary and altogether memorable scenes. But what about scenes that didn’t make the final cut? Some trailers and TV spots confirm there are a handful of Halloween deleted scenes that don’t […]

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Delayed Until Summer 2020

The 2019 movie calendar just got a little less wonderful today. Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman franchise, starring Gal Gadot in the title role, had been gearing up for its second solo film to feature the amazing Amazon (the fourth appearance of Gadot in the part), but now director Patty Jenkins will have a few more months to polish it up. Previously slated for a November 1, 2019 release, Gadot revealed today that the sequel Wonder Woman 1984 will now arrive on June 5, 2020. Gadot stars alongside Chris Pine returning as Steve Trevor along with newcomer Kristen Wiig as the …
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Release Date Pushed Back to June 2020

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Release Date Pushed Back to June 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 has lassoed a new release date. The highly anticipated sequel to Patty Jenkins‘ 2017 smash hit has been pushed back seven months by Warner Bros., relocating to a new release date in June 2020. Read more about the new Wonder Woman 1984 release date below. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot announced Monday that Warner Bros. is pushing […]

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Director Jim Hosking On Working With Aubrey Plaza & Why A Trump Supporter Couldn’t Make ‘Beverly Luff Linn’ [Interview]

Writer-director Jim Hosking doesn’t think like a regular filmmaker, or, at least, in the narratively conventional sense. What is most important to Hosking, who first gained attention for his film “The Greasy Strangler,” is to create a world only he can conceive. His films are filled with the kind of unique characters that you have never seen before in cinema. And because of this, the filmmaker has his fair share of detractors, but the fact that Hosking has managed to find a way to break out of the mold with such a unique brand of filmmaking is something to celebrate.

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Judy Greer Reflects on Her Epic ‘Halloween’ Scene: ‘It Was a Really Incredible Moment’

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Judy Greer Reflects on Her Epic ‘Halloween’ Scene: ‘It Was a Really Incredible Moment’
[Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers for “Halloween.”]

Judy Greer, who may be the most well-liked person in Hollywood, is often seen in roles that don’t give her enough to do. A welcome exception to that rule is the new “Halloween,” in which she plays the daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode as Michael Myers returns to finish what he started 40 years earlier.

His murderous efforts are stymied not only by Laurie but, in an especially satisfying climactic scene, Greer’s Karen as well — a literal “gotcha” moment. Reflecting on the sequence in a Vulture interview, the actress said it was as satisfying as you’d expect.

“You know, I don’t like to get my hopes up until I see the finished product, so it really wasn’t until I saw it for the first time at Tiff that I could wrap my mind around what it was that happened that day on set. You
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Disney Wouldn’t Let ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Make This Joke About Kylo Ren

In a movie where Disney princesses lounge about in casual wear and the internet becomes a literal playground for everything from fictional characters to viruses, it seems like Ralph Breaks the Internet has free reign to make a joke of anything. Except for Kylo Ren, apparently. The upcoming Wreck-It Ralph sequel occupies a unique space in the Disney corporate […]

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‘Gotham’s Version of Bane Revealed as Shane West Appears in Character

Fox's Gotham is the gift that keeps on giving. It's already given us Baby Bruce, whom the show has nudged incrementally forward on his dark, brooding, and brutal path to becoming Batman. It's also given us very specific takes on infamous DC Comics' rogues, including: multiple iterations of Poison Ivy who have varied in perceived hotness, age, and metamorphic sewer chemical exposure; Fake Jokers, one of whom has pulled his face off a la Face/Off and another who pulled the ol' twin twist; and variations on Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Penguin, Riddler, etc. But a new bruiser …
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Rocco Castoro Set as Creative Director of Collider Studios, Overseeing Premium Content

Collider is thrilled to announce that award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and editor Rocco Castoro has joined the Collider team as Creative Director of Collider Studios, effective immediately. Castoro will take point on Collider Studios’ mission to develop, license, and distribute premium content. Collider Studios’ initial slate of feature-length documentaries will be announced soon, and this move into the realm of premium content marks yet another expansion of the Collider brand that also includes Collider Video, Collider Games, Collider Sports, and more. Castoro holds a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida. He joined Vice Media in 2006 …
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Johnny Depp Joins Robert Pattinson, Mark Rylance in ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’

Johnny Depp has signed on to join Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson in the indie movie Waiting for the Barbarians. That's the next project from Ciro Guerra, the Colombian filmmaker behind the black-and-white gem Embrace of the Serpent. The film is based on the allegorical novel by J.M. Coetzee and follows a British magistrate (Rylance) in a small colonial town who begins to question his loyalty to the Empire as he attempts to ignore an inevitable war with the so-called "barbarians." No word on who Depp (or Pattinson) is playing, but this is an intriguing …
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Shea Whigham Reveals His ‘Joker’ Character, Praises Joaquin Phoenix’s Performance

Shea Whigham Reveals His ‘Joker’ Character, Praises Joaquin Phoenix’s Performance
The Todd Phillips-directed, Joaquin Phoenix-starring Joker movie has gone from seeming like a terrible idea to a movie that might just work. It’s clear Phillips and company are going for a much different approach to the character than what we’re used to, and that might be enough to make the movie truly memorable. Phillips has also […]

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L.A. Readers: Win Free Tickets to Our ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ IMAX Screening with Q&A

I’ve got a few questions for you. Are you a Queen fan? Are you a fan of IMAX? Does the idea of attending a free screening of Bohemian Rhapsody in IMAX laser projection followed by a Q&A with producer Graham King make you happy? Will you be in the Los Angeles area November 1st? If you answered yes to these questions I’m about to make your day. On November 1st at 5:30pm in the Los Angeles area, Collider is partnering up with 20th Century Fox and IMAX for a special screening of Bohemian Rhapsody in …
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‘The Life Aquatic’ Producer Describes the Moment She Realized Wes Anderson’s Film Would be a Box Office Bomb

‘The Life Aquatic’ Producer Describes the Moment She Realized Wes Anderson’s Film Would be a Box Office Bomb
Nina Jacobson knows a lot about TV and film, but in a recent interview, she explained how she also knows when a project might be doomed.

Speaking with Alex Blumberg on the new Gimlet podcast “Without Fail,” Jacobson talked about her experiences producing Wes Anderson’s 2004 “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” After working on “The Royal Tenenbaums,” she soon got swept up in the director’s next movie.

“When Wes Anderson gave me the script for ‘The Life Aquatic,’ it was a bigger budget and I was so in love and I was so blinded by my love that I went to battle to get considerably more money to make this movie than what we had spent on his earlier movies,” Jacobson said. “I will always remember at our first big screening of the movie afterwards people would come up and congratulate me on what a brave movie it
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20 Of The Best, Most Spellbinding Witch Movies

The season is upon us. As the leaves fall off their trees, the weather whooshes in a welcomed cold breeze, the accustomed costumes come out of their storage, and the pumpkins, along with the scented candles, beers, lattes and what-have-you, make their way into the public’s affection, it swiftly becomes none other than the season of the witch. And what a glorious time of the year that can be — particularly for us horror fans.

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