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World War Z sequel reportedly pushed back, yet again

Earlier this year, Paramount Pictures announced that it had pushed back production on the zombie blockbuster sequel World War Z from the summer to the fall, and now comes word of another delay, this time preventing the movie from shooting this year.

The original decision to move back production was to allow returning star Brad Pitt time to shoot Quentin Tarantino’s new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but with director David Fincher now turning his attention to the second season of Netflix’s Mindhunter, it seems the plan is to begin production on World War Z 2 some time in 2019.

The Playlist reports that the sequel remains firmly in development, and locating scouting in Spain, Sweden and Texas has taken place. However, it’s said that the script – which last had Steven Knight and Dennis Kelly attached – “isn’t quite there” and still needs work before the project moves ahead.
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Crazy Rich Asians Teaser Sets Gold Standard for Summer Comedies

We have our first look at Crazy Rich Asians. The movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling book comes from Warner Bros. and arrives in theaters this summer. Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2) directed the contemporary romantic comedy. Now, we have our first brief teaser, showcasing the first footage, with the full trailer set to arrive online this Monday. While the teaser may be brief, there is an awful lot to look at here, with the footage showcasing the lives of some insanely wealthy people.

The teaser doesn't reveal too much, but gives a sense of the scale this movie is taking on. Crazy Rich Asians does appear to live up to its name, as it indeed features a bunch of crazy rich Asian people. It's very rare, if not unheard of, for an American movie to feature such a predominantly Asian cast. Not only that, but
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‘Cargo’ Review: Netflix Zombie Movie is ‘Train to Busan’ Meets the Australian Outback — Tribeca

‘Cargo’ Review: Netflix Zombie Movie is ‘Train to Busan’ Meets the Australian Outback — Tribeca
Thanks to George A. Romero’s game-changing “Night of the Living Dead,” the horror genre loves to imagine a world decimated by the decay of civilization, where humanity fears the primal darkness that lurks inside, waiting to be unlocked by a mysterious outbreak or freak accident. But the zombie resurgence that overtook television, video games, and films over the past decade has grown predictably stale. We know how to survive a “World War Z” scenario, and zombie films need to offer a lot more than heroes escaping harrowing situations where the undead are grabbing for them from every direction.

“Cargo,” Netflix’s latest horror offering, manages to elevate itself above “The Walking Dead” ennui by taking a page from 2016’s highly successful “Train to Busan,” with a similarly complex father-daughter relationship at its core. Co-written and co-directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling, “Cargo” was expanded from a short film
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World War Z 2 Production Delayed Again, Will We Ever See It?

World War Z 2 Production Delayed Again, Will We Ever See It?
For those of you hoping that World War Z 2 was actually going to begin filming this year, now would be a good time to start tempering expectations. David Fincher, the director behind such cinematic masterworks as Seven and Fight Club, has been courted to direct the long-awaited sequel, with the help of his frequent collaborator Brad Pitt, who is set to reprise his role in the follow-up. While Fincher coming on board seemed great, it's been troublesome actually getting the movie in production and it looks as though things are going to be delayed even further, as Fincher is busy shooting Mindhunter for Netflix.

According to a new report, David Fincher is deep into production on Mindhunter season 2, which should last through the summer, with post-production taking him into the fall. Unfortunately, that presents a bit of a conflict. We last reported that World War Z 2 was finally aiming
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Gillian Flynn’s ‘Utopia’ Is Back & Over At Amazon, But Without Rooney Mara & David Fincher

It’s like director David Fincher‘s ear is ringing today or something. We revealed a little one-two punch today: the filmmaker’s “World War Z” sequel is not shooting anytime soon, despite some reports, but “Mindhunter” season two is and extremely soon (and we know who’s directing).

A third piece of David Fincher-ish ephemera is out there today in the news too.
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‘World War Z 2’ Not Shooting This Fall; David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Is Next

It didn’t quite pass the smell test considering what was brewing in the works. Earlier this year, reports flew around that David Fincher‘s “World War Z” sequel might be gearing up for a fall 2018 shoot. It seemed unlikely then, given what we were hearing and sources close to the project have confirmed to us that it’s definitely not happening at all. That’s because, quietly in the works, Fincher’s Netflix show “Mindhunter” season two is next.
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Universal Dates Damon Lindelof-Jason Blum’s ‘The Hunt’ for September 2019

Universal Pictures set a Sept. 27, 2019, release date for its action-thriller “The Hunt,” produced by Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions alongside Damon Lindelof for his White Rabbit shingle.

The studio won an auction last month for “The Hunt,” a spec script written by “Lost” and “The Leftovers” co-creator Lindelof and Nick Cuse. Craig Zobel (“Z for Zachariah”) has been set to direct. Lindelof, Cuse, and Zobel all previously collaborated on HBO’s “The Leftovers.”

Lindelof’s feature writing credits include Brad Pitt’s “World War Z” and “Prometheus.” Nick Cuse is the son of Carlton Cuse, who teamed with Lindelof on “Lost.” Nick Cuse began as a writer’s assistant on “The Leftovers” and later became a story editor and writer. Zobel directed several episodes of the show.

Universal is keeping the plot details under wraps. Blumhouse and Universal saw an impressive 2017 with “Split,” “Get Out,” and “Happy Death Day.
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Prepare For The Second Coming With New Deadpool 2 TV Spot

“We’re going to form a super-duper fucking group. And we’ll call ourselves…X-Force!”

That’s Wade Wilson speaking there, who along with his ragtag group of crooks and time-traveling bandits are about to break new ground in Deadpool 2 with the formation of the X-Force, a team of super-powered mutants with abilities that rival those of the Merc With a Mouth.

It’s all part of Fox’s plan to tee up the X-Force spinoff movie, of course, which is already making progress under the watchful eye of Drew Goddard, who certainly knows a thing or two about blockbuster filmmaking thanks to his credits on Cloverfield, World War Z and The Martian, among others. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.

First up is Deadpool 2 and today, the Powers That Be have rolled out yet another TV spot for the pic, and this time around,
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Wade Wilson Hosts Auditions For The X-Force In New Deadpool 2 Promo

“We’re going to form a super-duper fucking group. And we’ll call ourselves…X-Force!”

Derivative though it may be, Wade Wilson and his ragtag group of crooks and time-traveling bandits are about to break new ground in Deadpool 2 with the formation of the X-Force, a collection of super-powered mutants with abilities to rival the Merc With a Mouth.

It’s all part of Fox’s plan to tee up the X-Force spinoff movie, which is already making headway under the direction of Drew Goddard, who knows a thing or two about blockbuster screenwriting thanks to his credits on Cloverfield, World War Z and The Martian. He also contributed to the screenplay underpinning Deadpool 2, so it should come as no surprise that Fox has elected him writer and director of X-Force, the feature adaptation of Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza’s eponymous comic.

And while we fully expect
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First Trailer for ‘Cargo’ Finds Martin Freeman Searching for Hope after the Apocalypse

In Cargo, Martin Freeman stars as a conflicted man facing down a zombie apocalypse. That may sound similar to something you've seen before, be it in shows like The Walking Dead or World War Z, but the differences here are all-important. For starters, Freeman's character Andy is a father of a young baby girl, and since he soon becomes infected by the very devils he's been avoiding, his quest is not to survive his fate at all, but to provide for his infant child. Taking things a step further is the setting, which places Cargo in …
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Exclusive Interview – Danny Huston on All I See Is You

Paul Risker chats with Danny Huston about All I See Is You

“I thought that using a visual medium like film to explore what sight is was a fascinating subject matter” explains actor Danny Huston of psychological thriller All I See Is You. Directed and written by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace and World War Z), the film centres on Gina (Blake Lively) and husband James (Jason Clarke), who have an almost perfect marriage. Blinded as a child in a near fatal car accident, she constructs a visualisation in her imagination by way of James’s descriptions of the world. This only deepens their passionate relationship, but when doctor Hughes (Danny Huston) performs a corneal transplant restoring Gina’s sight, her new found independence sees a transformation that threatens her once near perfect marriage.

Huston spoke with Flickering Myth about his unintentional career,
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Larrain Brothers Appoint Geoff Stier as CEO of Fabula in North America (Exclusive)

Fabula’s Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín, producers of Academy Award winner “A Fantastic Woman,” have appointed seasoned former Paramount exec Geoff Stier as CEO of Fabula in North America.

Paramount Pictures Evp of production from 2009, where he developed and managed feature projects such as “True Grit” and “World War Z,” Stier will begin to head up Fabula in North America from the second week of April, still based out of Los Angeles where Chile’s Larraín brothers established a production company last year.

Fabula’s first full-on U.S. production, a remake of “A Fantastic Woman’s” director Sebastian Lelio’s “Gloria” starring Julianne Moore and directed by Lelio himself, went into production late last year. Stier will report to the Larraín brothers.

“We have found a wonderful partner who is brilliant, great fun and an extraordinary professional, has a great background and sensibility and understands what we want to do,
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Damon Lindelof, Jason Blum Developing Thriller ‘The Hunt’ at Universal

Universal Pictures has won an auction for the action-thriller “The Hunt,” a spec script written by “Lost” and “The Leftovers” co-creator Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse.

Craig Zobel (“Z for Zachariah”) has been set to direct. Lindelof, Cuse, and Zobel all previously collaborated on HBO’s “The Leftovers.”

Nick Cuse is the son of Carlton Cuse, who teamed with Lindelof on “Lost.” Nick Cuse began as a writer’s assistant on “The Leftovers” and later became a story editor and writer. Zobel directed several episodes of the show.

Universal is keeping the plot details under wraps. Universal-based Jason Blum will produce for his Blumhouse Productions alongside Lindelof for his White Rabbit shingle. Cuse and Zobel will executive produce. Blumhouse and Universal saw an impressive 2017 with “Split,” “Get Out,” and “Happy Death Day.” Their latest collaboration, “Truth Or Dare,” debuts April 13.

Lindelof’s feature writing credits include Brad Pitt’s “World War Z” and “Prometheus.
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of A Quiet Place In St. Louis – Stars John Krasinski And Emily Blunt

Opening on April 6, 2018 is director John Krasinksi’s SXSW hit, A Quiet Place.

In the modern horror thriller A Quiet Place, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.

Paramount Pictures in association with Michael Bay presents a Platinum Dunes Production of A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. The screenplay is by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski from a story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck. The score is from composer Marco Beltrami, two-time Academy Award® nominee for 3:10 to Yuma and The Hurt Locker, as well as World War Z and Logan.

Enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance screening of A Quiet Place on Tuesday, April 3 at 7pm in the St. Louis area.
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‘Terminal’ First Trailer: Margot Robbie Channels Nicolas Winding Refn in This Stylish Neo-Noir Thriller

‘Terminal’ First Trailer: Margot Robbie Channels Nicolas Winding Refn in This Stylish Neo-Noir Thriller
Margot Robbie’s first producing project “I, Tonya” became an Oscar winner thanks to Allison Janney’s supporting performance and earned Robbie her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Robbie’s next acting-producing gig is “Terminal,” which is the farthest thing imaginably from “I, Tonya” in terms of plot and tone.

“Terminal” is a noir thriller that tells the story of two assassins whose latest mission brings them in contact with a host of unusual people, including a mysterious woman who may be more connected to their mission than they think. Robbie stars in the femme fatale role opposite Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher, Max Irons, and Mike Myers.

The challenging noir thriller is the feature directorial debut of Vaughn Stein. Prior to “Terminal,” Stein served as assistant director on titles like “World War Z,” “The Fifth Estate,” and “In the Heart of the Sea.”

“Terminal” will open in theaters May 11 via Rlje Films.
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Krypton gets two new promos as Blake Ritson discusses his character Brainiac

Coinciding with its season premiere tomorrow, Syfy has released two new promos for its upcoming Superman prequel series Krypton; check them out here…

Meanwhile, during a set visit with ComicBook.com, star Blake Ritson discussed his character Brainiac and how he differs from previous iterations, both animated and live-action:

“There are many, many iterations of Braniac out there, so certain things I can probably tell you, and certain things I have to be a little coy about. I suppose the first thing I should say, is this is a Braniac you have never seen on screen before. This is a very different. I think the only time he’s ever been in live action is Smallville, where he was effectively self-aware AI, and in that version, he appeared as a 20th Century human professor. This one will not be like that. He will be infinitely more terrifying.

“This one is the full-fledged collector of worlds,
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Krypton showrunner explains how the show matters to the present-day DC universe

Unlike Gotham, which is going down the Smallville route of exploring the origin of its young hero-to-be, DC’s latest prequel series Krypton is heading back two generations to focus on Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, long before the birth of Kal-El, and the destruction of his homeworld.

Speaking to Comic Book ahead of its premiere this coming week, showrunner Cameron Welsh has explained how the concept of the show is not just about exploring the past, but also delivering a story that impacts the present-day DC universe.

“There’s probably this notion that part of the audience goes, ‘Krypton, I guess that’s the show about the planet that Superman came from and that planet blows up so I kind of know how that story ends. Do I really need to watch this? I’ve lots of other things to do,'” said Welsh. “So the way we’ve sought
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New World War Z Details Released, Will Feature Huge 1K Zombie Hordes

Last year, developer Saber Interactive and publisher Paramount Pictures announced that they were working on a licensed video game inspired by 2013’s Brad Pitt infection movie World War Z.

Only a couple of details were released at the time, though. Most notably, it’ll focus on 4-player co-op gameplay and the core experience will have a strong emphasis on online play (though going about it solo will still be an option). Apart from that, however, info on the mysterious project has been scarce… until now.

During an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Saber Interactive’s CEO Matthew Karch shed some much needed light on their upcoming release, and went into a little more detail as to how the moment-to-moment gameplay will feel.

First off, the perspective will be third-person, with a classic over the shoulder viewpoint. Furthermore, the zombie’s AI will be procedural and their behaviours will vary significantly.
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Krypton showrunner on defining the House of El with the new DC series

We’re less than a week away from the premiere of the latest DC Comics-themed TV show Krypton, as Syfy takes us back in time to explore Superman’s homeworld two generations prior to Kal-El’s birth and the planet’s destruction. The series will revolve around the character of Seg-El, Superman’s grandfather, as he looks to restore the House of El to its former glories, and speaking to Comic Book, showrunner Cameron Welsh has been explaining what we can expect from the new show and its protagonist.

“We’re just peeling back a lot more layers than probably what we’ve seen before,” said Welsh. “When we’ve seen Krypton depicted in film before, it’s right before it’s about to explode. We probably don’t go deep into the culture. We don’t go deep into the way the society functions and the people that make it up.
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‘Spectre’ Assistant Director Injured During Filming Sues for $3.5 Million

‘Spectre’ Assistant Director Injured During Filming Sues for $3.5 Million
An assistant director on “Spectre” is suing for £2.5 million ($3.5 million) in compensation for serious injuries he suffered while making the James Bond film.

Terry Madden, 66, was second unit assistant director on “Spectre,” working for B24 and Eon Productions. During filming of an action sequence in Austria in 2015, Madden’s legs were crushed after a vehicle spun out of control and left him pinned against a camera rostrum. He had to be airlifted to a hospital.

Madden, whose extensive credits include “V for Vendetta,” and “World War Z,” has undergone a series of operations since. Eon Productions’ insurers have accepted liability, but Madden, who has worked on numerous Bond films, says he has not received any money from the insurers. He is suing to cover his medical costs and lost earnings, Madden’s legal representatives said.

“I felt privileged and proud to work and be part of an active, exciting, but hard-working industry,
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