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'Alita: Battle Angel' Star Rosa Salazar Gets Restraining Order Case Dismissed

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Rosa Salazar -- who's starring in the upcoming James Cameron/Robert Rodriguez blockbuster "Alita: Battle Angel" -- has one less real-life battle to worry about ... TMZ has learned. Court sources tell us ... Rosa squared off against her ex-boyfriend, Sam Setzer, and his lawyers Wednesday in front of a judge over claims he made last month that she harassed and threatened him after a breakup. We're told the judge heard both sides and decided to dismiss
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Maleficent 2 Gets Deadpool Star Ed Skrein as the Main Villain

Disney's Maleficent 2 is finally moving forward, with the studio bringing aboard Ed Skrein to play the new villain. Unfortunately, no details about his character were given at this time, with the actor joining original Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in this sequel. This report doesn't reveal any details about when production may or may not take place, and Disney hasn't set a release date at this time, but there was previously a report that indicated filming was supposed to start yesterday.

The last we heard about Maleficent 2 was back in January, when it was revealed that director Joachim Ronning has entered pre-production on the sequel, with principal photography reportedly set to begin on April 16 in London. That report also indicated that filming was slated to last until August, with Angelina Jolie reportedly choosing this project over the prospect of starring in Universal Pictures' Bride of Frankenstein,
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Ed Skrein in final negotiations to join Disney’s Maleficent sequel

In news that sees British actor, Ed Skrein typecast further, it appears that the-once Deadpool villain has entered final talks to join Disney’s Maleficent sequel.

As yet, details as to his character are unknown but both Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are set to return. Norwegian film director Joachim Ronning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) will direct the follow up to the Fantasy drama.

Also in news – Jason Clarke enters talks to star in Pet Semetary remake

As with the lack of Skrein’s character details, no clear plot for the sequel has been revealed either. The original was based on the story fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. As a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible
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Maleficent 2 Adds Deadpool’s Ed Skrein As Its Villain

Loosely based on Walt Disney’s 1959 animated feature, Sleeping Beauty, and considered a spinoff of the Charles Perrault fairy tale, Maleficent, although not as successful with critics, went on to earn a magical $758.5 million at the box office, making a sequel to the 2014 dark fantasy a foregone conclusion.

Later this year, the pic is scheduled to begin production and Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will be reprising their roles, ready to do battle with an all-new villain. And, as it turns out, that antagonist will be a familiar face for fans of Marvel’s foul-mouthed merc.

That’s because Variety has learned this week that Deadpool actor Ed Skrein is in final negotiations to join Disney’s Maleficent sequel as the flick’s big bad. Details regarding Skrein’s role are scarce at the moment, but we do know that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales helmer Joachim Ronning will direct.
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Ed Skrein to star as the villain in Maleficent sequel

It looks like the sequel to Disney’s 2014 film Maleficent is finally picking up speed. According to Variety, Ed Skrein (Deadpool) will portray the film’s villain opposite the returning Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning as Maleficent and Aurora, more commonly known as Sleeping Beauty.

Skrein’s villainous role is being kept under wraps, but the film is expected to begin production sometime this spring. Joachim R∅nning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) will direct the film, replacing the original’s Robert Stromberg, from a script written by Linda Woolverton, who wrote the first film, and Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow). Joe Roth is returning as a producer.

The first Maleficent told the story of Sleeping Beauty, but from the perspective of the evil Maleficent. Beginning as a hopeful and fairly kind creature, Maleficent fell to darkness after suffering the cruelties of humanity and being betrayed
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Ed Skrein Lands Villain Role in ‘Maleficent’ Sequel (Exclusive)

Ed Skrein Lands Villain Role in ‘Maleficent’ Sequel (Exclusive)
Deadpool” actor Ed Skrein is in final negotiations to join Disney’s “Maleficent” sequel.

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are returning to starring in the fantasy film, with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” helmer Joachim Ronning to direct.

Exact details behind Skrein’s villain role are currently under wraps.

Joe Roth is producing the film, with Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton penning the latest script. Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster wrote most recent draft.

It is not clear where this film will pick up following the first movie, which was based on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty.” The original story centered on an evil fairy who cursed an infant princess to eternal sleep, only to realize the young girl was the only one who could save the kingdom from its dangerous ruler. “Maleficent” broke several box office records on its way to making $758.5 million worldwide.

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Transformers Scribe To Tackle Batgirl For Warner Bros.

From Bumblebee to Batgirl, it looks like Christina Hodson has secured her next writing gig. And it’s a doozy.

Per Deadline, Warner Bros. has officially tapped the so-hot-right-now screenwriter to pen a script for the embryonic spinoff movie, which initially had Joss Whedon (The Avengers) attached to write, direct and produce.

As the title suggests, the standalone flick will open up the playing field for Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, who is undoubtedly one of the most established female heroes of the DC world. Exactly who will pick up the mantle as Batgirl remains to be seen, though it’s worth noting that Janelle Monáe (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) has emerged as something of a fan-favorite in recent months. Warner Bros., are you listening?

For Hodson, this is another exciting project to add to her growing collection. Indeed, ever since she broke onto the scene four years ago,
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'American Horror Story' Actress Is Terrifying in Real Life, Ex-bf Claims

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Rosa Salazar haunted the crap outta people on "American Horror Story," but her ex-bf claims she's way scarier in real life. Sam Setzer filed for a restraining order against Rosa, and in the docs he says she's been terrorizing him ever since their March 19 breakup. Sam says Rosa -- who played murdered nurse Maria on season 1 of 'Ahs' -- showed up at his house around midnight, rang his doorbell and screamed loudly enough to wake his neighbors.
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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Star Will Appear as an Extra in Her Own Movie

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Star Will Appear as an Extra in Her Own Movie
It may not happen every day, but it’s not uncommon for the same actor to play multiple roles in a single movie. But how often have we seen the lead actor in a film also play an extra in the same film? That’s far more rare, but according to Rosa Salazar, the Alita: Battle Angel […]

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Netflix Acquires Rights to Adaptation of Ya Novel ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ (Exclusive)

Netflix has acquired global rights to Awesomeness Films and Overbrook Entertainment’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.”

Based on the best-selling novel by Jenny Han, the film stars “Alita: Battle Angel” actress Lana Condor and “The Fosters” actor Noah Centineo. The pic also stars Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars”), Israel Broussard (“Happy Death Day”), Andrew Bachelor (“The Babysitter”), Anna Cathcart (“The Descendants”), and John Corbett.

Susan Johnson helmed the film with Matt Kaplan, Dougie Cash, and Jordan Levin producing. Brett Bouttier, Robyn Marshall, and Han are exec producing.

The story follows Lara Jean Song Covey, whose love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved — five in all — are mysteriously mailed out. The film is based on the book of the same name and is the first of the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” trilogy by Han.
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Robert Rodriguez: The $7,000 Movie Is Now Reality TV on ‘Rebel Without a Crew’

Robert Rodriguez: The $7,000 Movie Is Now Reality TV on ‘Rebel Without a Crew’
Before Robert Rodriguez created the El Rey Network in 2013, he came up with the contest: He would task burgeoning filmmakers with executing their first features in two weeks for just $7,000, the same limitations that produced his storied debut. (Said Rodriguez: “I thought no one was going to see it; that’s why I spent so little.”) “El Mariachi” secured Columbia Pictures distribution and the Guinness World Record for lowest-budget flick to earn more than $1 million (the same amount the studio reportedly spent on its marketing).

For the film’s quarter-century anniversary, Rodriguez made the competition a reality: Borrowing its name from Rodriguez’s 1995 memoir, “Rebel Without a Crew” began streaming March 19 on go90. He handpicked five directors (who include three women) from a capped pool of more than 2,000 applicants.

Each contestant had directed only shorts and possessed a completed feature script (or said they did). Rodriguez flew them and their on-set plus-ones into Austin,
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Eiza Gonzalez to star in sci-fi film Paradise Hills

Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver) has been cast alongside Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) and Danielle MacDonald (Patti Cake$) in the sci-fi film Paradise Hills. The sci-fi thriller is Alice Waddington’s directorial debut from a script written by Brian DeLeeuw, Nacho Vigalondo and Sofia Cuenca.

In Paradise Hills, Roberts plays Uma, the daughter of a magnate who commits suicide after his company is targeted for hostile takeover by a predatory billionaire named Son Prescott. Prescott decides to marry Uma, but only after kidnapping and sending her to Paradise Hills, a private sanitarium where she is to have her mind systematically destroyed.

Gonzalez will play Amarna, a tough Paradise Hills resident who might be Uma’s only hope in escaping the nightmare.

Gonzalez will be seen next in Robert Rodriduez’s Alita: Battle Angel and will later star in an untitled Robert Zemeckis film with Steve Carell this fall.

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’: Robert Rodriguez and Jon Landau on Creating a Photo-Real Manga Character

Years ago, James Cameron was debating between making two projects: Avatar and Alita: Battle Angel. As we all know, he chose Avatar, which went on to become the highest-grossing movie in history and has led to the visionary director spending the last few years developing four sequels, the first of which is currently filming. While Alita: Battle Angel could have been left in the scrap pile of ideas and half-written scripts, never to see the light of day, the project had at least one person hungry to see it on movie screens: director Robert Rodriguez. One day, years …
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SXSW: Robert Rodriguez Offers Sneak Peek of 'Alita: Battle Angel'

SXSW: Robert Rodriguez Offers Sneak Peek of 'Alita: Battle Angel'
"This used to be my loading dock," said Robert Rodriguez as a group gathered in a small screening room located inside Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.

The space, the director went on to explain, was put together so he and producer Jon Landau could watch dailies for Alita: Battle Angel, the Fox action film due out later this year. Rodriguez even quipped that they’d managed to do it in his own aesthetic, complete with luxury recliners and decorations along the walls.

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Imax Built Big Biz With Super-Sized Filmmaker Support

For five decades, Imax has given audiences an unmatched cinematic spectacle, with ultra-pristine, high-definition images projected on screens nearly six stories high. The experiences have wowed and inspired viewers, many of whom have become passionate proponents of Imax’s patented technologies.

Imax has thousand fans in the industry, including big-name directors such as Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”), J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and James Cameron (“Avatar”). But the company can count its fans in the millions when you consider all the passionate moviegoers who flock to its spectacular venues.

That’s the wow factor.

“When people see a movie on Imax, it’s something they talk about,” says Jon Landau, producer of “Avatar” and Fox’s upcoming “Alita: Battle Angel.” “It has an impact on word-of-mouth.”

It certainly had an effect on Imax’s chief quality guru David Keighley, who still remembers the date of his first Imax experience,
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Amazon Orders First Animated Comedy Series From ‘Bojack Horseman’ Duo

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Amazon Orders First Animated Comedy Series From ‘Bojack Horseman’ Duo
Amazon has given a straight-to-series order to its first animated series “Undone,” from “Bojack Horseman” creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and writer Kate Purdy.

The half-hour dramedy, set to premiere in 2019, centers on Alma, a woman who discovers she has a new relationship with time after a near-fatal car accident and uses the ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

Alita: Battle Angel” star Rosa Salazar is attached to voice Alma in the series, with “Life in Pieces” regular Angelique Cabral to play her younger sister.
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Amazon Orders Animated Comedy Series From 'BoJack Horseman' Creator

Amazon is diving head first into the animated space.

The retailer/streaming service has handed out a straight-to-series order for Undone, its first half-hour animated comedy series.

Undone, which will premiere worldwide in 2019, explores the nature of reality through its central character, Alma (voiced by Rosa Salazar, the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel). After getting into a near-fatal car crash, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses the ability to find out the truth about her father's death. Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces) voices Alma's younger sister.

Undone was co-created by BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and recent...
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3 Places You've Probably Seen Eiza González Before - and Where You Can Catch Her Next

Eiza González turned heads at this year's Oscars in a sexy yellow dress, and if you're wondering where else you've seen her before, then we can help. The actress, who is currently dating Josh Duhamel, recently starred in Justin Timberlake's "Supplies" music video and also appeared in the 2017 film Baby Driver. But don't worry - you'll be seeing a lot more of González soon. The 28-year-old will be starring in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Alita: Battle Angel with Jennifer Connelly and Mahershala Ali as well as the fantasy drama The Women of Marwen with Steve Carrell, Leslie Mann, and Diane Kruger. Keep reading to see what else González has been in. Related7 Other Men Eiza González Dated Before Striking Up a Romance With Josh Duhamel

Dave Chappelle, Nicole Kidman And Ansel Elgort Also Presenting at 90th Academy Awards

With only five more days until this year’s Oscar telecast the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally revealed it’s last set of presenters to join host Jimmy Kimmel on the Dolby Theater stage. And, as you’d expect, many of them are former winners with new films just around the corner.

Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer and more presenting at the 90th Academy Awards

Stars with upcoming projects to promote now include Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (“Ocean’s 8”), Dave Chappelle (“A Star is Born”), Eugenio Derbez (“Overboard”), Ansel Elgort (“The Goldfinch”), two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda (“Book Club”), two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster (“Hotel Artemis”), Eiza Gonzalez (“Alita: Battle Angel”), Ashley Judd (“A Dog’s Way Home”), Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“Boy Erased”), Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (“White Boy Rick”), Oscar winner Helen Mirren (“Anna”), Oscar winner Rita Moreno
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Rumor: Here’s When We’ll See The First Aquaman Trailer

If you’re even remotely familiar with the character of Aquaman, then you’re well aware of how he’s not the useless wimp that shows like The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy make him out to be. In fact, he’s quite badass, something that Jason Momoa has already gotten across with his scene stealing performance in Justice League.

Because of that, Arthur Curry’s first solo flick is one of our most anticipated superhero films to roll out in 2018, an excitement that was doubled upon hearing how the first audiences to have attended test screenings praised the action and emotion they witnessed. Really, if this holds up, Warner Bros. could have a Wonder Woman-like hit on their hands.

Championed as a “totally different beast” to what’s come out of the DC Extended Universe already, James Wan’s pic promises to inject some much-needed fresh blood
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