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The Sopranos prequel movie casts Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen

New Line Cinema is filling out the cast of The Many Saints of Newark, with Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Corey Stoll (The Strain) and Billy Magnussen (Game Night) joining the 1960s-set The Sopranos prequel movie alongside the previously announced Alessandro Nivola (Disobedience).

Details on the new additions’ characters are being kept tightly under wraps, and all we know so far is that Nivola is playing Dickie Moltisanti, the uncle of Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and father of Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), who along with Tony’s father Giovanni ‘Johnny Boy’ Soprano and Corrado ‘Junior’ Soprano – was key figure in helping to turn their small gang into a successful crime family.

See Also: The Sopranos creator discusses prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark

The Many Saints of Newark is being written by The Sopranos creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner (Boardwalk Empire), and has Alan Taylor
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The Sopranos Prequel Movie Brings in Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen

The Sopranos Prequel Movie Brings in Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen
The Sopranos prequel movie continues to heat up, as two new cast members have been added to the growing ensemble. Series creator David Chase is heavily involved in the movie, officially titled The Many Saints of Newark, which has been coming together behind the scenes since last year and now appears to be speeding toward production in the relatively near future. Now, we have word that both Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen have boarded the cast.

According to a new report, Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen have signed on to star in The Many Saints of Newark, but the nature of their roles hasn't been disclosed as of this time. Stoll has been very busy over the last handful of years and this marks yet another high-profile project. For Magnussen, his star power has been on the rise and this is sure to help. Details on the movie are largely being kept under wraps.
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Aquaman VFX reels break down the DC movie’s visual effects

Two visual effects reels have been released for James Wan’s Aquaman which gives viewers a behind the scenes look at how the DC superhero blockbuster was brought to life on the big screen; take a look here…

See Also: Aquaman tops $1 billion at the global box office, surpasses The Dark Knight

See Also: Aquaman director addresses Justice League’s Atlantis ‘plot hole’

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman”, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be … a king.”

Aquaman is directed by James Wan
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Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga Join The Sopranos Prequel Film The Many Saints Of Newark

We’ve got some big casting news to share with you regarding David Chase’s The Sopranos spinoff film, The Many Saints of Newark. According to Variety, Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) and Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring) have joined the cast of the film.

There’s no information on who Bernthal or Farmiga will play in the movie, but it was already revealed that the story would be set in the era of the Newark riots in the ‘60s. "That was a time when the African-Americans and the Italians of Newark were at each other’s throats, and amongst the gangsters of each group, those conflicts became especially lethal."

It was also recently revealed that the story will also involve a young Tony Soprano. Chase explained that he’s looking forward to exploring the period that Tony Soprano glorified in the show’s early episodes:

“It is going to depict when it was good.
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Punisher Star Jon Bernthal To Lead The Sopranos Prequel Movie

You can go ahead and add The Sopranos prequel movie to the list of big-name projects lining Jon Bernthal’s slate.

The former Walking Dead actor has been on something of a roll ever since he departed AMC’s hit zombie drama – save for a brief cameo in last year’s mid-season finale, Bernthal’s Shane Walsh hasn’t been spotted since season 2 – given he’s nabbed roles in everything from The Wolf of Wall Street to David Ayer’s gritty WWII tank movie, Fury.

And now, having wrapped season 2 of The Punisher, Jon Bernthal has set sights on his latest gig: The Sopranos prequel movie which, according to Variety, will have him star opposite Vera Farmiga of The Conjuring franchise. New Line failed to disclose any casting information, so it’s unclear as yet who Bernthal and Farmiga will be playing when Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) steps behind the lens to direct.
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Extensive Conjuring Universe Timeline Covers The Entire Franchise

Since the first installment arrived in theaters back in 2013, The Conjuring has gone on to spawn an unlikely yet highly successful connected series of films. And while the franchise may not rake in as much cash as the McU or its other larger budget counterparts, it’s still hugely impressive that a simple ghost story […] The post Extensive Conjuring Universe Timeline Covers The Entire Franchise appeared first on Dread Central.
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James Wan offers his thanks after Aquaman passes $1 billion at the box office

Warner Bros.Aquaman swam past the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office this past weekend, becoming the first DC Extended Universe release to reach the milestone, and the second-highest grossing DC movie of all time behind The Dark Knight Rises (a movie it should surpass in the coming weeks).

Marking the occasion, director James Wan took to social media to offer his thanks to everyone involved with the superhero blockbuster, as well as the fans who have made it such a smash-hit success.

See Also: Aquaman director addresses Justice League’s Atlantis ‘plot hole’

A few things to say…

Firstly, this movie wouldn’t be what it is without the astonishing achievement of everyone involved, from the head of departments to every single crew member, who demanded upmost excellence in helping design and create this cinematic experience.

— James Wan (@creepypuppet) January 13, 2019

Secondly, I’ll forever be indebted to Jason
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Aquaman tops $1 billion at the global box office, surpasses The Dark Knight

Aquaman may have been knocked from the top of the domestic box office by The Upside this weekend, but Warner Bros. is celebrating a major milestone today with the DC Extended Universe blockbuster crossing the billion dollar mark at the global box office.

With $287.9 million from North America and $734.2 million domestically, Aquaman has now banked a whopping $1.020 billion. It’s the first Dceu release to hit the billion dollar mark, and only the third DC movie in history to do so after The Dark Knight ($1.003 billion) and The Dark Knight Rises ($1.085 billion).

At this point, it seems likely that Aquaman will just about have enough in the tank to surpass The Dark Knight Rises, making it the most successful DC movie of all time.

Honestly, who would have thought it?

See Also: Aquaman director addresses Justice League’s Atlantis ‘plot hole’

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes
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Exclusive Interview – The Nun director Corin Hardy on his Gothic influences, finding the right rhythm for scares and his favourite shot in the movie

Harrison Abbott chats with The Nun director Corin Hardy

Raking in a whopping $365 million at the worldwide box office, The Nun is officially the highest grossing installment in The Conjuring franchise. By extension, that also makes it one of the most successful horror movies ever made. It was therefore a great privilege to speak with Corin Hardy, the movie’s overwhelmingly passionate and very articulate director.

Having made a smattering of music videos and shorts in the past, Hardy propelled himself to the big leagues in 2015 with his excellent creature-feature debut, The Hallow. Since then, he has been attached to a number of huge projects (most notably an ill-fated reboot of The Crow).

With a deep affinity for old-school horror, an inclination towards gothic visuals, and a keen knowledge of how to play with audience expectations, Hardy is a supremely talented and infectiously enthusiastic filmmaker. One who knows how to
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Final Destination Reboot Is Happening with Saw Franchise Writers

Final Destination Reboot Is Happening with Saw Franchise Writers
Final Destination is getting ready to make a big, deadly comeback. New Line Cinema is currently planning to reboot their very successful horror franchise that was incredibly bankable during the early 2000s. The final installment, or so we thought, was released in 2011, but in modern Hollywood, everything old is new again. As such, it's about time we see some lucky (or unlucky depending on how you look at it) teenagers try to cheat death once again.

According to a new report, veteran horror screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are set to pen the script for the Final Destination reboot. Specific story details are being kept under wraps at this time, but it's being billed as a "re-imagining" of the franchise. That doesn't necessarily rule out connections to the original movies, but this more or less sounds like it's going to be a fresh start. The previous movies all centered
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Aquaman director addresses Justice League’s Atlantis ‘plot hole’

Aquaman has been an enormous success for Warner Bros. and DC Films, with the superhero blockbuster proving a solid hit with audiences as it approaches the billion dollar mark at the global box office.

Nevertheless, some viewers were left scratching their heads after witnessing Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) paying his first visit to Atlantis, given that we’d already seen Aquaman in the underwater city as he attempted to prevent Steppenwolf from obtaining the Mother Box in Justice League.

Well, speaking to The Huffington Post, director James Wan has addressed the apparent “plot hole”, confirming that the ruins in Justice League was not actually Atlantis, but rather an Atlantean outpost.

“It wasn’t Atlantis,” said Wan. “I spoke with Zack Snyder [director of Justice League] early on, and Zack mentioned that the location that Aquaman swims to in Justice League is an outpost. So when he told me that was his idea,
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Mortal Kombat Animated Movie in the Works?

Mortal Kombat Animated Movie in the Works?
Is a Mortal Kombat Animated Movie on the way from Warner Bros. Animation? That's the new rumor floating around. Many fans of one of the gaming world's most enduring franchises have been waiting a very long time for Scorpion, Raiden, Sub-Zero and the gang to make their way back to the big screen, or small screen, in some official capacity. Some admirable fan attempts aside, it's yet to happen. But that could be changing relatively soon, assuming this new report turns out to be true.

Before digging in, as per usual with this sort of thing, we must caution that this isn't coming directly from the studio or anyone related to the alleged project. As such, we need to clarify that this should only be regarded as a rumor for the time being. That said, according to a new report, Warner Bros. is indeed already working on a Mortal Kombat animated movie,
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Monte’s Favorites of 2018

[Editor's Note: With this past year being another great one in the horror genre across multiple mediums, Monte Yazzie continues Daily Dead's "Favorites of 2018" features by reflecting on his favorite viewing, listening, and collecting experiences from 2018.]

Hereditary: Horror films have utilized the family dynamic, mostly broken beyond repair, to build visions of invasive family structure terror. Think of films like The Omen, The Shining, or even more recently, The Conjuring. What makes director Ari Aster’s first feature film different from most is the structure concerning the family, specifically the historical structure and the ongoing trauma and despair that has permeated the foundation of this family’s ancestry. Hereditary takes the viewer into horrific aspects concerning grief, trauma, and ultimately despair before unleashing the supernatural threat—it’s why the film is so effective. It’s this journey into emotion that ultimately makes the visions of horror resonate so strongly.

Suspiria: Nothing is sacred in today’s remake-obsessed film world, yet it still sounds absolutely foolish when
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Aquaman rises to $940 million worldwide as Bumblebee tops China box office

Having surpassed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to become the highest-grossing instalment of the DC Extended Universe yesterday, Aquaman has held onto top spot at the North American box office for the third weekend in a row, and in the process has pushed its global haul to $940 million.

In North America, Aquaman grossed $30.7 million at the third weekend of asking, comfortably fending off competition from the newly-released thriller Escape Room in second place with $18 million.

The Jason Momoa-headlined DC blockbuster has grossed $260 million domestically, but it is the international markets where it is really excelling. It added $56.2 million internationally between Friday and Sunday for an overseas take of $681 million and a worldwide gross of $940.7 million. Expect it to pass the billion dollar mark by close of play next weekend.

Although Aquaman continues to rake in the cash, it did fall from the top of the international chart this week,
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Aquaman tops Batman v Superman to become Dceu’s highest-grossing instalment

After blowing the competition out of the water over the holiday period, Aquaman has now set a new milestone at the box office, overtaking 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to become the highest-grossing instalment in the DC Extended Universe.

The Jason Momoa-headlined solo movie has taken its global haul to $887 million, surpassing the $873 million worldwide take of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman. Wonder Woman now sits in third place on $821.8 million, followed by Suicide Squad ($746.8 million), Man of Steel ($668 million) and Justice League ($657.9 million).

A billion dollar take for Aquaman is all but assured, and the underwater superhero epic may well go on to top Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight ($1.003 billion) and The Dark Knight Rises ($1.085 billion) to become the biggest DC movie of all time.

Given the difficulties the Dceu has faced, Warner Bros. is sure to be ecstatic with Aquaman’s performance, and
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James Wan says it’s “a f*cking disgrace” that the Academy snubbed Aquaman for Best VFX Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences recently announced the shortlists for several categories at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

Ten films remain in contention ahead of the nominations – Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Christopher Robin, First Man, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Mary Poppins Returns, Ready Player One, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Welcome to Marwen – and, in director James Wan’s opinion, it’s “a fucking disgrace” that the DC blockbuster Aquaman has been overlooked.

Responding to a comment on his Facebook page from VFX supervisor Kelvin McIlwain, Wan stated: “Kelvin, you and your department are the unsung heroes of this film. The fact that your VFX peers in the Academy aren’t recognizing or appreciating what we/you’ve all contributed to the film and cinema is a fucking disgrace.”

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The Nun Lacks Soul: A Film Review

*full disclosure: a Blu-ray copy of this film was provided by Warner Bros. Director: Corin Hardy. Writers: Gary Dauberman, James Wan. Cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Ingrid Bisu and Bonnie Aarons. The Nun is the fifth film in The Conjuring franchise. This series of films has spawned many offshoots, including the Annabelle movies. Gary Dauberman, the writer here, also wrote one of this critic's favourites - Annabelle: Creation (2017). This latest film brings James Wan back to the series as producer and co-writer. But this film, a spin-off of The Conjuring 2 and the aforementioned Annabelle: Creation is a bit of a soulless wreck. In a remote Abbey, a Duke and sorcerer has opened a portal to Hell. And, the writers have forgotten what makes something evil and something else good. Outside of the missing plot and morality, even the characters are nearly forgotten (no real backstories), making The Nun
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Henry Cavill applauds Aquaman and congratulates Jason Momoa

Superman actor Henry Cavill has congratulated those involved with Aquaman, praising the film and star Jason Momoa.

While Henry Cavill’s future as Superman is unclear, he seems to have really enjoyed his time with Jason Momoa when filming Justice League. Cavill has taken to social media to congratulate Momoa on Aquaman, praising the film in the process.

Posting on Instagram, along with a photo of his best Aquaman impression, Cavill said: “Channeling the man of the hour, the man of big hugs, big laughs and big pints of Guinness, my man Jason Momoa. How’d I do?

“Seriously though, I just finally got the chance to watch Aquaman here in Hungary. Jason, James and everyone involved in that movie, smashes it out of the (water)park. If you haven’t seen it yet, go check it out. Jason, love you bro, you crushed it.”

Cavill doesn’t seem to
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Aquaman director James Wan on bringing horror with the Trench

James Wan, director of Aquaman, has commented on why he chose to bring horror to the DC movie with the Trench creatures.

Aquaman is by and large a light-hearted affair, just what you would expect from your usual modern day superhero romp. But the film also has some darker moments, brought to the forefront by horror director James Wan in sequences set in the Trench.

The grotesque water creatures of the Trench certainly demand your attention but what was the thinking behind these moments? Did Wan simply want to bring his horror pedigree to the table? The director explains all (via Screen Rant):

“I really wanted the hero to see the different kingdoms that eventually he’ll be king of, right? So he needs to see his subjects, and he needs to see that there are all kind of races of people down there. And one of the races are the Trench people.
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Marvel Comics editor-in-chief loved DC’s Aquaman

C.B. Cebulski, the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, has praised DC’s Aquaman, congratulating those involved with the film.

A lot is made of the rivalry between Marvel and DC, with some fans choosing to support one brand instead of the other. Those involved behind the scenes don’t see it as a rivalry, however, as they are often heard congratulating each other on their successes.

This has happened once again with the release of Aquaman as C.B. Cebulski, the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, has taken to Twitter to profess his love for the film:

“Just back from Aquaman. Really enjoyed it! Such a fun flick, the spectacle of it all made me feel like a kid in the theater. Can’t wait to take my nephew & niece. Big congrats to @geoffjohns @JimLee @creepypuppet on this superhero splash!”

Just back from Aquaman. Really enjoyed it! Such a fun flick, the
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