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Quentin Tarantino Teases New Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Will Be Another 'Pulp Fiction'

Quentin Tarantino Teases New Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Will Be Another 'Pulp Fiction'
Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio, taking the stage together tonight at Caesars Palace's Colosseum in Las Vegas, teased exhibitors about their controversial new movie set in the 1960s when the Manson murders rocked Hollywood.

Tatarantino promised that the film is "probably the closest to Pulp Fiction that I have done," referring to his breakthrough 1994 film.

"Sony and myself will be coming to the theaters with the most exciting stars dynamic since Paul Newman and Robert Redford," he said of DiCaprio and co-star Brad Pitt," said Tarantino. "It's very hush hush and top secreat. But I can tell you that Once Upon a...
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’13 Reasons Why’ Actor Ross Butler Joins DC’s ‘Shazam!’

’13 Reasons Why’ Actor Ross Butler Joins DC’s ‘Shazam!’
Ross Butler has joined the cast of New Line’s “Shazam!,” Variety has confirmed.

The film follows a boy named Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, who can transform into an adult superhero, portrayed by Zachary Levi, by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” The name Shazam is an acronym of the ancient gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. Batson derives his heroic attributes from those figures when in adult form.

“It” star Jack Dylan Grazer will play Freddy, Billy Batson’s best friend. Grace Fulton is also on board to play one of Batson’s friends, while Mark Strong has been rumored to play the villain.

David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) is directing from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Peter Safran is producing, with filming planned for this year. Sandberg, Safran, and Fulton previously worked together on New Line’s “Annabelle: Creation,
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Don't expect X-Men or Fantastic Four to join the MCU for a handful of years

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Don't expect X-Men or Fantastic Four to join the MCU for a handful of years
Although the tantalizingly close release of Avengers: Infinity War is obviously looming large on the minds of everyone at Marvel Studios right about now, they've got plenty of other future Marvel Cinematic Universe projects to worry about as well, including Ant-Man And The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers 4, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, and that's... Read More...
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Academy Sets Key Dates for 91st Oscars

Academy Sets Key Dates for 91st Oscars
The Academy on Monday announced the key dates for the 91st Oscars, which will be broadcast by ABC on Feb. 24, 2019.

The Academy Awards, which were held on the first Sunday of March this year so as not to conflict with the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in February, will move back to the traditional late February spot on the calendar next year.

The Academy's awards season will officially kick off Nov. 18, when it holds its annual Governors Awards.

Nominations voting will begin Monday, Jan. 7, and close a week later on Monday, Jan. 14.

Nominations will be...
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Rakuten’s Movie Plans Take Off with ‘Hurricane’ Starring Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson (Exclusive)

Rakuten’s Movie Plans Take Off with ‘Hurricane’ Starring Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson (Exclusive)
Rakuten TV is making a major movie play in Europe, and will invest millions of Euros into production this year and next. The streamer is on a mission to crunch release windows and the first project it has invested in is “Hurricane.” The World War II action thriller has “Game of Thrones” star Iwan Rheon, and Milo Gibson, who starred in “Hacksaw Ridge.” It will launch on Rakuten TV and in movie theaters in the U.K. on the same date in September.

Rakuten TV, which launched as Wuaki.tv and rebranded after being acquired by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has partnered with Kaleidoscope Entertainment on “Hurricane.” The streaming and download service will also release a yet-to-be-announced Spanish movie this year, and is working up a slate of up to five films from different European territories for 2019.

The plan, company founder and CEO Jacinto Roca told Variety, is to coproduce,
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Benedict Cumberbatch "Fine" to Wait for 'Current War' Release to Get Rid of Weinstein "Toxicity"

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Benedict Cumberbatch says he's happy to wait for the release of his Harvey Weinstein-tainted historical epic The Current War.

The film, looking at the rivalry between electricity innovators Thomas Edison (played by Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), was a casualty in last year's fallout of the revelations about the disgraced movie mogul, who acted as producer on the project.

Initially due for release toward the end of 2017 and once tipped as an Oscar contender, The Current War no longer has a domestic release date. But, speaking to British daily newspaper The Telegraph, the actor — soon to...
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After ‘I Feel Pretty’ Disappoints, What Should Amy Schumer Do Next?

After ‘I Feel Pretty’ Disappoints, What Should Amy Schumer Do Next?
Amy Schumer is undeniably funny, so why have her two latest films underperformed?

The comedian’s third starring vehicle “I Feel Pretty,” written and directed by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn, launched to a soft $16 million last weekend. It’s not a disaster, but it does represent Schumer’s lowest opening for a film yet.

“In terms of her career trajectory, it’s been a declining scale,” box office analyst Jeff Bock said. “It’s a matter of her finding her feet. She’s relatively new on the scene.”

The comedian made her film debut alongside Bill Hader in 2015’s hit “Trainwreck.” The incisive rom-com, written by Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, bowed with $30 million and went on to earn $110 million. That’s an impressive tally, particularly for a genre that has struggled to live up to the glory years of Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts. Audiences were familiar
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James Cameron Slammed Online for ‘Avengers’ Criticism, but Marvel’s Kevin Feige Is Staying Positive About It

James Cameron Slammed Online for ‘Avengers’ Criticism, but Marvel’s Kevin Feige Is Staying Positive About It
James Cameron is feeling the wrath of the internet after a comment he made to IndieWire criticizing the Marvel Cinematic Universe went viral. While promoting his upcoming AMC series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” the “Titanic” and “Avatar” director said that he hopes the industry starts getting tired of the “Avengers” storyline because “there are other stories to tell.”

“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!”
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Philip D’Antoni, ‘The French Connection’ Producer, Dies at 89

Philip D’Antoni, ‘The French Connection’ Producer, Dies at 89
Philip D’Antoni, who produced Oscar-winning films like “The French Connection” and “Bullitt,” died at age 89 on April 15. The producer died at his home in New York.

D’Antoni was best known for the 1971 crime drama “The French Connection,” which won three Golden Globes and five Oscars, including best picture. Gene Hackman won for best actor and William Friedkin for best director and the film also won best adapted screenplay and best film editing. Also on the late producer’s resume is the Steve McQueen action flick “Bullitt,” which won an Oscar for film editing.

TV documentaries like “Elizabeth Taylor in London,” “Sophia Loren in Rome,” and the “Proud Land” miniseries made up much of D’Antoni’s early work in Hollywood in the early 1960s. “Bullitt” marked his first feature film producing credit in 1968, and from there he went on to produce “The French Connection” before returning to TV later in life.
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First Full ‘Venom’ Trailer Arrives: You Should Be Extremely Afraid Of Tom Hardy

Fresh off the heels of a trailer leak at Cinema Con in Las Vegas (that one big trade site was bold enough to post), Sony Pictures has revealed the first official trailer for “Venom.” Personally, I don’t know what to make of this film. It stars an excellent cast of Tom Hardy (“Mad Max Fury Road“) in the lead role as Venom and Eddie Brock and Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott co-star.
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New ‘Venom’ Trailer Actually Reveals Venom

Sony has released a new Venom trailer for the highly anticipated comic book adaptation, and it actually reveals the Venom character this time around. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film is directed by Zombieland and Gangster Squad filmmaker Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy as a reporter named Eddie Brock who becomes infected with an alien symbiote that turns him into a very different kind of person. For those who don’t know, in the comics Spider-Man comes into contact with an alien symbiote. That symbiote gives him special powers like increased strength …
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Tom Hardy Debuts New ‘Venom’ Trailer at CinemaCon (Watch)

Tom Hardy Debuts New ‘Venom’ Trailer at CinemaCon (Watch)
Tom Hardy impressed the nation’s movie exhibitors with an extended showing of footage Monday night from Sony’s upcoming superhero movie “Venom.”

The film, which doesn’t resemble a superhero tentpole, began with Hardy’s Eddie Brock as a tough journalist dealing with Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed as he uncovers nefarious exploitation at a corporate entity — resulting in a subsequent visit at his run-down apartment from henchmen who are there to dispatch him.

At that point, Hardy transforms into Venom — a much-larger gooey alien symbiote with massive powers who quickly kills his attackers. Other footage showed a puzzled Eddie Brock wondering what has happening, then transforming back into the new character. “We are Venom” he proclaimed at the end of the footage.

The footage received by far the most positive response from Exhibitors at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the opening night of the CinemaCon convention. Hardy
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‘The Equalizer 2’s Antoine Fuqua, Jason Blumenthal On Franchise Potential & How The Film Speaks To Women – CinemaCon

Antoine Fuqua is once again reteaming with Denzel Washington on the second installment of Equalizer, a film which marks the first sequel for both Washington and Fuqua. “He's a mysterious character. You don't really get to see these types of films where you have an amazing actor like Denzel Washington playing a role like this; where he is a superhero but very grounded and very real,” Fuqua told Deadline before hitting the CinemaCon stage during Sony’s presentation. On…
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Sony Dates ‘Jumanji’ Sequel For December 2019 – CinemaCon

During the tail end of Sony’s film slate presentation at CinemaCon, chairman Tom Rothman announced the release date for the next Jumanji installment for December 2019. “Don’t give all your screens to Star Wars,” Rothman said to the exhibitors seated in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, the reboot of the 1995 Robin Williams-starring adventure pic, is officially the studio's highest-grossing film ever at the domestic box office, overtaking Sam…
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Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio Tease ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio Tease ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
Quentin Tarantino has yet to shoot a single frame of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” but that didn’t stop the Oscar-winning writer and director from predicting great things from his forthcoming Tinseltown epic.

At Sony Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation on Monday night, Tarantino said Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, the film’s two leading men, will be “the most exciting dynamic star duo since Paul Newman and Robert Redford.”

Pitt wasn’t on hand in Las Vegas, but DiCaprio flanked Tarantino on the Caesars Palace stage, telling the audience of theater owners that the film boasts “one of the most amazing screenplays [the writer-director] has ever written.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is shrouded in mystery, but Tarantino has said that it takes place in 1969. The Manson family murders are reportedly going to factor into a larger tapestry of a changing movie business — it’s a time when the studio
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‘Venom’ Trailer: Hey, They Actually Showed The Costume This Time

Sony has unveiled a brand new Venom trailer, and instead of cutting around it, the studio has finally decided to showcase the suit of its title hero. The teaser trailer was notable only in the way it purposefully avoided giving fans what they wanted – a look at star Tom Hardy in the suit – […]

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‘Jumanji’ Sequel to Release in December 2019

At Sony’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, Sony Motion Pictures chairman Tom Rothman revealed that 2017’s surprise blockbuster “Jumanji” will be getting a sequel to premiere Christmastime of next year.

Rothman acknowledged that the release date would pit it against “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which is set to premiere around the same time.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, has been one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, earning over $400 million domestically and with a global tally approaching $1 billion. After coming in second its premiere weekend to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jumanji” accomplished the unusual feat of climbing to No. 1 in its fifth weekend, and remaining at the top for the following three weekends. After falling back to second to “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” “Jumanji” rose back to No. 1 for a fourth weekend.

The film has been especially popular overseas, earning
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As Tom Hardy Promised, A New ‘Venom’ Trailer Drops At CinemaCon – Watch

It wouldn’t be a CinemaCon Sony presentation unless they unveiled another Venom trailer, and that’s exactly what happened tonight, just as star Tom Hardy teased on Instagram over the weekend. Sony said the trailer would drop tomorrow, but here it is now for you to watch. In the trailer, we see more Venom than the first trailer, which largely focused on Hardy’s alter ego Eddie Brock. “See we didn’t forget to put Venom in the movie!” exclaimed Sony Motion Pictures boss Tom…
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‘Superfly’ Helmer Director X On Making An Action Film That Is “An Escape With Melanin” – CinemaCon

“Superfly is timeless. It’s the definition of cool,” said Director X to open the Superfly portion of Sony’s slate presentation at the 8th annual CinemaCon confab. The time for X’s iteration of the classic film is different. It’s set in 2018 Atlanta unlike the original, which was 1972 Harlem. “One thing has remained,” asserted X, “The hustle.” Speaking with Deadline before the presentation, X contributed his decision to tackle this film as his first studio feature to its…
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‘The Terror’: Inside the Making of That Staggering, Series-Altering Carnival Sequence

‘The Terror’: Inside the Making of That Staggering, Series-Altering Carnival Sequence
[Editor’s note: The following interviews contain spoilers for “The Terror” Episode 6, “A Mercy.”]

Life on “The Terror” has not been a simple one for the members of the title vessel. The polar freeze, dwindling rations, and a looming four-legged menace have all conspired to make this a growing, drawn-out nightmare for everyone on screen.

But this week’s episode, “A Mercy,” brought the equally frightening idea that these men’s biggest enemy may very well be themselves.

Organized in part by the newly in-command Fitzjames (Tobias Menzies) to lighten the spirits of the crew, a night of frivolity is one big good intention paving the way for the hellish 800-mile trek to potential safety. After finding out that the men very well may be doomed before they even take a single step, Dr. Stanley (Alistair Petrie) takes it upon himself to end an ill-fated trip before it even begins. A night of merry-making and reverie quickly becomes a
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