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It's A Girl! Rachel Weisz, 48, Gives Birth To First Child With Husband Daniel Craig

Congratulations are in order! Rachel Weisz has given birth to her first child with husband Daniel Craig, Us Weekly confirmed on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 26. The 48-year-old actress welcomed a baby girl with Daniel, 50, whom she married back in June 2011. The couple's new bundle of joy joins Rachel's 12-year-old son, Henry Aronofsky (from a previous relationship with Darren Aronofsky), and Daniel's 26-year-old daughter, Ella Craig (from his first marriage to Fiona Loudon). Rachel and the James Bond star previously announced they were expecting in late April of this year. "I'll be showing soon," she told The New York Times last spring. "Daniel and I are so happy. We're going to have a little human. We can't wait to meet him or her. It's all such a mystery." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) When then asked by the Nyt what it's been like being hitched to Daniel, Rachel candidly replied, "I’m very happy being married,
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DC’s Birds of Prey finds its Huntress and Black Canary

Following on from yesterday’s release date announcement, we now have some major casting news on Warner Bros. and DC Films’ girl gang movie Birds of Prey.

As revealed by Deadline, Warner and director Cathy Yan have found their Huntress in Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo), while Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground) will portray the Black Canary.

Both actresses were part of a recent shortlist, which states that Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror) and Sofia Boutella (The Mummy) were also reading for Huntress and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) was in contention for Black Canary.

The remaining lead role is that of Renee Montoya, and Justina Machado (Jane the Virgin) and Roberta Colindrez (I Love Dick) are reportedly under consideration for that part.

Margot Robbie is reprising her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn in the film, which will reportedly take place in “a Ghotham that isn’t protected by
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Scorpion King: Book Of Souls Arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand on October 23rd

Get ready for an all-new adrenaline-filled adventure in the next chapter of the beloved fan-favorite franchise, Scorpion King: Book of Souls, arriving on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand on October 23, 2018 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Filled with heart-pumping action sequences and intriguing new characters, the historical fantasy film stars Zach McGowan as the legendary Scorpion King alongside Pearl Thusi as the Nubian Princess, Peter Mensah as the evil warlord and Nathan Jones as the noble guardian. Showcasing stunning visuals, Scorpion King: Book of Souls reaches new levels of adventure that will keep viewers mesmerized from start to finish.

The legendary Scorpion King returns for an epic adventure in the latest action-packed film in the franchise. In ancient Egypt, the evil warlord, Nebserek (Mensah), discovers a cursed sword that makes the one who wields it more powerful with every soul it strikes down.
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Patrick Stewart Teases Writers Room of New Star Trek Series

Joseph Baxter Sep 24, 2018

The TV return of Patrick Stewart to his iconic role of Jean-Luc Picard kicks off with a tweet teasing first the writers room meeting.

CBS All Access’s untitled Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard spinoff series is quickly becoming a reality, as a tweet of the newly-launched writers room from star Patrick Stewart reveals.

Stewart, who made the official announcement of the Star Trek: The Next Generation follow-up series back in August, tweeted a photo of the former-and-soon-to-return Picard actor’s proverbial ready room, joined by a creative coalition consisting of Kirsten Beyer (Star Trek: Discovery), Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2), Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery), Diandra Pendleton-Thompson (Awakening Love) and James Duff (Major Crimes). Indeed, Stewart’s accompanying caption, “The journey has begun,” is enough to stoke excitement amongst even the most lapsed of Trekkies.

The journey has begun. Kirsten Beyer, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, Diandra Pendleton-Thompson, James Duff,
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sofia Boutella and more testing for DC’s Birds of Prey

With Warner Bros. and DC Films looking at a January production start for Birds of Prey, it seems we may soon learn who’ll be joining Margot Robbie in the cast of the Harley Quinn-led girl gang movie.

According to various reports in the trades, Warner Bros. and director Cathy Yan are currently testing a number of actresses to portray the characters of the Huntress, the Black Canary, and Renee Montoya.

According to reports, Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror) and Sofia Boutella (The Mummy) are up for the role of The Huntress, while Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground) have been reading for Black Canary and Justina Machado (Jane the Virgin) and Roberta Colindrez (I Love Dick) are up for Renee Montoya.

Previous reports have claimed that Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) had been offered the roles
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DC's Birds Of Prey Casting Frontrunners Include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and More

Warner Bros. and director Cathy Yan are starting to narrow down the casting for the lead roles in the DC film Birds of Prey. Margot Robbie is reprising her role as Harley Quinn, and according to both THR and Deadline, the current frontrunners for Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya include the following:

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Cristin Milioti, and Sofia Boutella (The Mummy) are up for the role of Huntress.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Undergroud) have read for Black Canary.

Then there’s Justina Machado (Six Feet Under) and Roberta Colindrez (I Love Dick), who are being looked at for Renee Montoya.

The reports also have confirmed that Cassie Cain a.k.a. Batgirl will also be on the team and that Black Mask will be the main villain.

The movie is also being developed by writer Christina Hodson
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‘Birds Of Prey’ Actresses In The Mix: Sofia Boutella, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado, Gugu Mbatha-Raw & More

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We’re hearing about the list of actresses who are reading for Warner Bros./DC’s Birds of Prey movie. The characters of Huntress, Rene Montoya and Black Canary would be a part of Harley Quinn’s all-girl gang. They take on Batman villain Black Mask, with the help of Cassandra Cain. Margot Robbie reprises her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn.

Being considered for the role of Huntress is The Mummy actress Sofia Boutella, Fargo and Cloverfield Lane actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Wolf of Wall Street and How I Met Your Mother‘s Cristin Milioti, and Margaret Qualley, the latter starring in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and starred in HBO’s The Leftovers.

For Rene Montoya, One Day at a Time‘s Justina Machado is in the mix, along with Vida‘s Roberta Colindrez. Montoya is a lesbian detective on the Gotham City police force.
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'The Predator' is #1 With Soft $24M, While 'Meg', 'Hotel Transylvania 3' & 'M:i 6' Hit Milestones

'The Predator' is #1 With Soft $24M, While 'Meg', 'Hotel Transylvania 3' & 'M:i 6' Hit Milestones
20th Century Fox's release of The Predator may have topped the weekend box office, but whether it was the controversy swirling around the film, dwindling franchise interest or a combination of both, the film delivered the lowest opening weekend gross for a live-action film debuting in over 4,000 theaters. Meanwhile, Lionsgate's A Simple Favor delivered solid numbers in a third place finish, Studio 8's White Boy Rick debuted with moderate results and Pure Flix's Unbroken: Path to Redemption debuted on the lower end of expectations. With an estimated $24 million, 20th Century Fox's The Predator took the weekend's #1 spot, but the film has little to celebrate. Debuting in 4,037 theaters, the film's opening is the worst for a live-action film opening in over 4,000 locations, unseating The Mummy, which previously held the distinction after its $31.6 million opening in 4,035 theaters last summer. The opening currently falls short of even 2010's Predators which opened with $24.76 million in just 2,669 locations.
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Dark Universe: the undignified death of a cinematic universe

Ryan Lambie Nov 14, 2017

It's fair to say that The Mummy didn't ignite the multi-movie franchise expected of it. We look at the death of the Dark Universe...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for 2017's The Mummy.

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For some, The Mummy's marketing campaign began not with a bang, but a squeaky Tom Cruise scream. In December 2016, an unfinished trailer for the then-forthcoming film appeared online, and soon went viral: lacking music and proper sound effects, the promo's otherwise dramatic visuals suddenly seemed comically threadbare. A violent plane crash unfolded with only a few chunks of dialogue and an amusing yelp from co-star Annabelle Wallis; Tom Cruise stumbled about in zero-gravity with only a few apologetic 'oofs' and 'eeks' for company.

Steps were taken to have the leaked trailer removed, but as is the way of the web,
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Contest: Win Darkman II: The Return Of Durant and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die on Blu-ray

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Scream Factory has an early holiday treat in store for Darkman fans with their Blu-ray releases of both sequels in Sam Raimi's superhero franchise, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of both Darkman II: The Return of Durant and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive:

(1) Blu-ray copy of Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1) Blu-ray copy of Darkman III: Die Darkman Die

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Darkman Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details:
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November 7th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Limehouse Golem, Darkman II and III, Westworld Season 1

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Now that November is in full swing, we have a brand new batch of Blu-ray and DVD releases to look forward to this week. Scream Factory is keeping busy with the releases of both Darkman II and III, as well as co-presenting Killing Ground and Darkness Rising alongside IFC Midnight.

As far as other new titles are concerned, there’s a bunch coming our way on Tuesday, including Ghastlies, The Limehouse Golem, Dead Still, Mother Krampus, Demon Hole, and Westworld Season 1. And for you cult film fanatics, both Satan’s Cheerleaders and John Landis’ thriller Into the Night are both making their way to Blu, too.

Other November 7th releases include Beneath, The Nightmare, The Untamed, and The Tormenting.

Darkman II: The Return of Durant (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

The crime-fighting master of disguises returns in this action-packed sequel to the hit motion picture. Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
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The Mummy and Lifeforce: the strange parallels

Ryan Lambie Oct 17, 2017

This year's The Mummy reboot shares a surprising amount with the 1985 sci-fi horror classic, Lifeforce...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for 2017's The Mummy and 1985's Lifeforce.

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When Universal Studios made The Mummy back in 1932, it was in the wake of Tut-mania: the fascination with Ancient Egypt following the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb a decade earlier. As Egyptian-inspired symbols and designs began to appear on everything from jewellery to cigarette ads, stories began to circulate that the pharoah's tomb was cursed - and thus The Mummy, about a group of archaeologists who provoke the wrath of a long-dead Imhotep (Boris Karloff, hypnotic as always) emerged.

The Mummy's success was such that it became a long-running franchise: Universal made four direct sequels between 1940 and 1944, with a comedy spin-off, Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, joining them in 1955. The UK's Hammer Film
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15 Actors Almost Cast as Superman

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15 Actors Almost Cast as Superman
"It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Sylvester Stallone?!" Christopher Reeve cast such a long shadow after his incredible portrayal of Superman it took years to get another actor into the cape. (And lookalike actor Brandon Routh's performance in Superman Returns was nothing short of homage.) But before Christopher Reeve, and in many developmental stages along the way, under the guidance of directors like Tim Burton, Brett Ratner, and McG, a handful of major movie stars came close to securing the role of DC's Last Son of Krypton. Here, we're looking at 15 actors who were almost Superman.

Paul Newman

Paul Newman, the late screen legend who starred opposite Robert Redford in the cinematic classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, among other notable roles, turned down Superman not once, not twice, but three different times. He was offered the lead role, as well as the roles of Lex Luthor and Superman's dad,
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Mummy Blu-ray – Stars Tom Cruise

When an ancient evil rises up to seek revenge on our world, relive the epic saga in The Mummy, unleashed onto Digital on August 22, 2017, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 12, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Packed with over an hour of special bonus content, experience never-before-scene footage and hidden secrets The Mummy has within with stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, and Jake Johnson.

Now you can own The Mummy on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie about Mummys? (mine is Blood From The Mummy’S Tomb!). It’s so easy! Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.
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Watch the teaser for "Seam" the new sci-fi action drama from the Dassani Brothers

The 1 min teaser for the new sci-fi drama, “Seam”, starring Oded Fehr (“The Mummy”, “24: Legacy”) and Rakeen Saad has been released: http://www.seamfilm.com/ The film was shot across the Middle East and China, in Arabic, Mandarin and English, and also stars Jordanian actress Rakeen Saad. The writer/directors are best known for producing international shoots for “Star Trek: Discovery”, “Heroes Reborn”, and “Master of None” among others. They co-own Master Key Films ( https://www.masterkeyfilms.com ), which is developing and producing a feature film for the project....

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The Cinematic Universe Fascination: A Bigger Picture Obsession

Tom Jolliffe on Hollywood’s fascination with the shared cinematic universe…

Marketing, labelling, packaging. It’s everywhere. In cinematic terms it’s more important than ever. Everything is governed by men with clipboards. Or the modern equivalent. I suppose it’s all tablets now. I’m a cave dwelling Cro-Magnon man, so I wouldn’t know but there’s an inherent need to have terms. What used to be “franchise” building is now “Universe” building. Franchise sounds too clinical. Too much like a money printing exercise. Universe implies creative expression I suppose. The desire to build a world which will just so happen to give studios the ability to home a number of films as opposed to just one.

Does the term “universe” mean that studios are focusing less on bottom line and more on creativity? Well…no. In fact the coining of this term which seems to have rapidly
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Review Round-Up: All Eyez on Me Mummy’s Rough Night

Not only are the Cinema Geeks bringing their movie reviews to their podcast, but to help supplement the reviews they do in the actual podcast, each month they will be giving us their quick takes on the months new releases – in this case Us releases for the month of June 2017. Each release will receive a quick take from one or more of the Cinema Geeks crew.

All Eyez on Me

Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham,, Jamal Woolard, Dominic L. Santana | Directed by Benny Boom

OptimusSolo’s thoughts:

I came into this year thinking All Eyez on Me had the potential to be this years Straight Outta Compton and boy was I wrong. This movie lacked focus in the worst way and instead fell into the same traps we have seen so many other biopics succumb to over the years. Instead of focusing on one specific event or
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The Mummy Director Alex Kurtzman Isn’t Sure If He’ll Stay Involved In The Dark Universe

Earlier this year, the Tom Cruise-starring Mummy remake hit theaters. Admittedly, it was a film that not a lot of people were asking for, as we’d gotten our fix years prior with the Brendan Fraser remake. However, if there was one thing this film had that any previous incarnation didn’t, it was the prospect of a shared universe. Going straight into it, Universal planned on creating a self-proclaimed Dark Universe that would consist of many iconic monsters including the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Invisible Man, and many more.

Unfortunately, be it from the negative reviews of The Mummy, the lack of interest in a remake, or filmgoers’ aversion to the growing number of shared universes out there, but the film didn’t do well. When all said and done, it made less than $400 million worldwide, and likely last the studio north of $50 million. Suddenly, this
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Review: Russell Mulcahy's Tale Of The Mummy (1998), a cheap and cheesy take on the venerable monster

I vaguely remember watching Tale of the Mummy with my parents in a movie theatre when I was a kid. This was back in 1998, when Stephen SommersThe Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser (one of my all-time guilty pleasures, by the way) was at the height of its popularity —films with similar themes and plots, such as Russell Mulcahy’s Tale, were taking advantage of the hype for Universal’s summer blockbuster. As a kid, I really didn’t know the difference between both pictures, and was only excited to see yet another Mummy movie on the big screen. But while Sommers’ film is an entertaining action-adventure populated by memorable characters and featuring state-of-the-art digital effects (for its time), Tale… is a completely different kind of beast....

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