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‘Deadpool 2’ on Track to Become Fandango’s Top R-Rated Pre-Seller

‘Deadpool 2’ on Track to Become Fandango’s Top R-Rated Pre-Seller
Online ticket-seller Fandango is reporting “Deadpool 2” has become the third-largest pre-seller of 2018 at the same point in the sales cycle behind “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther.”

After only one day of sales, “Deadpool 2” tickets are on pace to become the top R-rated preseller in Fandango’s 18-year history, eclipsing 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

“Thanks in part to ‘Deadpool’ creator Rob Liefeld’s exclusive FanShop poster offer with tickets, fans flocked to Fandango to reserve their seats as soon as tickets were available,” said Fandango managing editor Erik Davis.

Fox released the final trailer for the Ryan Reynolds sequel on Thursday with Deadpool coming together with Zazie Beetz’s Domino and T.J. Miller’s Weasel to defeat the powerful Cable, played by Josh Brolin. The superhero sequel also stars Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, and Stefan Kapicic as Deadpool’s team of mutants protect a young boy (Julian Dennison) from Cable.
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John Carpenter Returns To ‘Halloween’ Franchise To Provide Score For New Film

John Carpenter Returns To ‘Halloween’ Franchise To Provide Score For New Film
It feels like it wasn’t that long ago that Blumhouse Productions announced that they were making, yet another, entry in the “Halloween” franchise. Now, we are almost exactly 6 months from the film’s release, and the buzz around the sequel/reboot/remake is starting to build. And the excitement will increase even more now that it has been confirmed that filmmaker/composer John Carpenter is back lending his talents to the new film.
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Is Universal Making a New ‘Doom’ Movie?

Is Universal Making a New ‘Doom’ Movie?
News about a major Hollywood studio making a new film adaption of a popular video game property is typically revealed through either a splashy official announcement or a journalist’s reporting. But we may have just learned that Universal is making a new Doom movie through a tweet from an actress who’s supposedly involved. Find out […]

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Wendi McLendon Covey In Talks For ‘What Men Want’

Wendi McLendon Covey In Talks For ‘What Men Want’
The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey is in negotiations to join Taraji P. Henson in What Men Want, Paramount Players’ gender-swapping revamp of the 2000 comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The studio is fast-tracking this one, with principal photography underway in Atlanta and a January 11, 2019 release date already set. Adam Shankman is directing the pic written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck with previous revisions by Tina Chism. The new version follows a…
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Melissa McCarthy's Action Comedy 'Super-Intelligence' Gets 2019 Release Date

Melissa McCarthy's Action Comedy 'Super-Intelligence' Gets 2019 Release Date
Super-Intelligence, the new Melissa McCarthy comedy from New Line, will open on Christmas Day, 2019, Warner Bros. announced today.

At the same time, the studio has set release dates for the Michael B. Jordan death row drama, Just Mercy, as well as staked a claim for a release of an untitled film based on The Conjuring horror universe.

Super-Intelligence will be released Dec. 25, 2019. The movie, which is being directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, sees the comedian playing a former corporate executive whose earnest yet unfulfilled life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by...
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Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of 'Angry Birds 2'

Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of 'Angry Birds 2'
Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment are adding a new flock of comedic talent to Angry Birds 2.

Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters) will voice the film’s villain character, while Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People vs. O.J. Simpson), Mexico’s breakout Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included, Overboard), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Post), Awkwafina (Ocean's 8, Crazy Rich Asians), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Dove Cameron (The Descendants, Agents of Shield), Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live, Brigsby Bear) and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) have all signed on for roles in The Angry...
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Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios Cancels ‘Firebase’ Movie Crowdfunding Effort After Not Raising Enough Money

Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios Cancels ‘Firebase’ Movie Crowdfunding Effort After Not Raising Enough Money
Neill Blomkamp’s dream of raising money from fans to turn his startup studio’s Vietnam War-set short film “Firebase” into a full-length film has ended, for now.

Oats Studios, which Blomkamp launched last year as an outlet for experimental shorts, said on Friday that it was canceling its “Firebase” crowdfunding effort because it hadn’t raised enough cash to make something “awesome.” Oats didn’t say how much it had raised but said it would issue refunds to everyone who contributed.

“Unfortunately we didn’t raise enough to do something truley [sic] awesome,” the studio said in a tweet Friday. “We would rather over deliver than create an average film. We thank the thousands of people who did back us- hang in there.”

To all backers of Firebase.. Oats will be refunding everyone who contributed completely. Unfortunately we didn't raise enough to do something truley awesome. We would rather over
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Selina Lo, Michelle Yeoh Join Cast of ‘Boss Level’ (Exclusive)

Selina Lo, Michelle Yeoh Join Cast of ‘Boss Level’ (Exclusive)
British-Chinese actress, Selina Lo and veteran Michelle Yeoh have joined the cast of “Boss Level.” The action thriller is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, with Joe Carnahan directing.

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios recently acquired the film from Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. It is set for a wide theatrical release in 2019.

Lo, who has both acting and action chops, joins in a major role opposite Frank Grillo. Grillo plays a special forces operative trapped in a time loop in which he dies every day. His quest is to find out who is responsible.

The cast already features several high-profile names Naomi Watts, Ken Jeong, and Mel Gibson in a variety of roles. Yeoh joins in a key supporting position.

The above the title role is a breakthrough for Lo, an actress and model who previously appeared in The Weinstein Company’s doomed production of “Shanghai,” Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s
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Amy Pascal & Neal Moritz Land Liz Moore’s New Book ‘Long Bright River’

Amy Pascal & Neal Moritz Land Liz Moore’s New Book ‘Long Bright River’
Exclusive: The prolific producing pair of Amy Pascal and Neal H. Moritz have teamed to acquire film rights to Long Bright River, the upcoming suspense novel from Liz Moore. The book just sold at auction to Penguin Random House imprint Riverhead Books for seven figures. Moore is also set to adapt the book, which is set in her native Philadelphia and revolves around two sisters — one, an addict who has gone missing and the other a police officer who must find her. The story…
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New ‘Nancy Drew’ Movie Coming Starring ‘It’ Actress Sophia Lillis

New ‘Nancy Drew’ Movie Coming Starring ‘It’ Actress Sophia Lillis
16-year-old actress Sophia Lillis broke out last year with her starring role as Beverly Marsh in the mega-hit film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and now she’ll be playing an even more high profile literary character. A new report says that Lillis has been cast as the title role in a new Nancy Drew movie […]

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Watch: Pixar-Themed Parade and Fireworks at Disneyland’s Pixar Fest, ‘Up’ Show at Animal Kingdom

Pixar is one of Disney’s greatest assets, but thus far, the animation giant hasn’t had much of a significant presence in the company’s theme parks. Sure, there’s an occasional attraction here and there and even a section devoted to Cars at Disneyland’s California Adventure, but Pixar is about to become a […]

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Brandon Gregory Joins Third Coast Content

Brandon Gregory Joins Third Coast Content
Brandon Gregory has joined Third Coast Content as VP of development and production.

Launched earlier this year, Tcc is dedicated to producing content for faith and family audiences and spans feature films, television, and publishing. Endeavor Content is an investor in the company and provides sales and advisory services.

Gregory will report to CEO Ben Howard, and will be responsible for the identification, fostering, and production of content targeting the faith and family audiences. He will also maintain and further develop Tcc’s roster of strategic partnerships within the industry.

“I’m excited to have Brandon join my team at Third Coast,” Howard stated. “I have known him for 15 years, starting during his time at exhibition and continuing through his role in producing two feature films. He brings an energy and understanding of the market that will help our team connect great content to a ready and willing audience.”

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WGA Seeks To Reshape Talent Agency Business With Proposal For New Deal

Exclusive: The Writers Guild wants to completely reshape the talent agency business, putting an end to packaging and stopping the agencies' nascent ventures into film and television production. In their proposals for a new agreement with the Association of Talent Agents, the WGA East and WGA West have proposed that "No agency shall accept any money or thing of value from the employer of a client." That would effectively end all packaging deals, in which agencies receive…
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Premiere Entertainment Group Cannes-bound with 'Legionnaire’s Trail' (exclusive)

Premiere Entertainment Group Cannes-bound with 'Legionnaire’s Trail' (exclusive)
Principal photography began earlier this week in Asturias, Spain.

Mickey Rourke, Lance Henriksen, Max Matveev, and Bai Ling will star in the action adventure Legionnaire’s Trail that Premiere Entertainment Group will introduce to Cannes buyers next month.

Asiel Norton directs from a screenplay by Pedro Santamaría and Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa about Noreno, a half-Roman who must cross the treacherous mountains of Armenia and evade Parthian patrols in a quest to find help for his dying men.

Principal photography began earlier this week in Asturias, Spain, with additional filming also taking place in Morocco and Los Angeles. José Magán is producing for Magol Films,
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TriStar Acquires Rights to ‘Happiest Season’ From Clea DuVall and Mary Holland (Exclusive)

TriStar Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to “Happiest Season” from writing duo Clea DuVall and Mary Holland, with DuVall on board to direct.

For DuVall, the pic will mark her first directing job at the studio level. Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner will produce with Jaclyn Huntling overseeing for Temple Hill.

“Mary and I are beyond thrilled to be working with TriStar and Temple Hill,” said DuVall. “‘Happiest Season’ is extremely important to us, and we could not ask for a better team to collaborate with to bring it to the screen.”

The pic tells the story of a young woman whose plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.

“Teaming up with Clea to write ‘Happiest Season’ has been a highlight of my life,” said Holland. “I
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See How Steven Spielberg Used Real Vr Headsets to Make ‘Ready Player One’

See How Steven Spielberg Used Real Vr Headsets to Make ‘Ready Player One’
A majority of Steven Spielberg‘s latest blockbuster Ready Player One takes place in the virtual world of The Oasis. In 2045, people escape the crowded, seemingly mundane real world to explore and play in this virtual world where they can be anyone and do anything. The only way to enter this world is by way […]

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Amazon Studios Lands Biopic on Bass Reeves, First Black U.S. Deputy Marshal, From ‘The Rider’ Helmer Chloé Zhao

Exclusive: Amazon Studios will be the studio behind Chloé Zhao’s untitled Bass Reeves biopic, a historical western on the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal. Zhao is writing and will direct the pic which will follow Reeves’ journey as a young man born into slavery in the 1800s, who fled to the Indian Territory in search of freedom and went on to become one of the greatest lawmen of the American West. Zhao made her directorial debut with the film Songs My Brothers Taught Me
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Faith-Based Third Coast Content Adds Brandon Gregory As VP

Third Coast Content has tapped Brandon Gregory for the post of VP Development and Production. The indie production company, launched in February by former Sony and Provident Films exec Ben Howard and backed by Endeavor Content, produces faith- and family-based content in film, TV and publishing. Gregory recently worked with Howard on the marketing and distribution of I Can Only Imagine, Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate film based on the song from the Christian rockers…
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Blue Fox bites on zombie thriller 'The Night Eats The World'

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Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired North American rights to French zombie thriller The Night Eats The World ahead of its North American premiere in Tribeca on Saturday (April 21).

Dominique Rocher shot the film in French and English during production. Blue Fox plans to give the English-language version its world premiere through a Us theatrical release this coming summer.

Tribeca screens the French version with English subtitles. Norway’s Anders Danielsen Lie stars alongside Dennis Lavant and Golshifteh Farahani in the story of a man facing an army of undead in Paris, seemingly alone.

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The Funniest Character From the ‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer Has His Own Twitter Account

The Funniest Character From the ‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer Has His Own Twitter Account
The biggest breakout star of the new Deadpool 2 trailer wasn’t Deadpool or Cable. Instead, it was Peter, the average-seeming individual played by Catastrophe star Rob Delaney. If you . need more Peter action, you’re in luck: the character has his own (verified) Twitter account. While I’m a bit of a Deadpool agnostic, I was pleasantly surprised by […]

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