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Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’ Lifts Off With Agc Studios, CAA Media Finance

  • Variety
Billed as the biggest project coming to the Cannes Film Market, where this year big projects currently look to be at a premium, Agc Studios and CAA Media Finance are handling worldwide rights on “Moonfall,” to be directed by Roland Emmerich.

Set up at Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment, the action-sci-fi “Moonfall” turns on a rag-tag team which, after the moon has been knocked out of orbit and sent hurtling towards the earth, launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space to land on the lunar surface, unlock its secrets, and save our planet from annihilation.

“But first they must battle an unknown and unfathomable power that will challenge everything we know about the moon, the universe, and ourselves,” the synopsis runs.

“Moonfall” is “the first battle waged by humanity against a seemingly unstoppable enemy, unlocking a mystery of cosmic proportions,” it adds.

The epic was written by Emmerich, Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen,
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'Isn't It Romantic' Writer Signs Overall Deal With Paramount TV, Anonymous Content

'Isn't It Romantic' Writer Signs Overall Deal With Paramount TV, Anonymous Content
Paramount TV and Anonymous Content have signed writer and producer Dana Fox to an overall deal, marking the latest in a string of pacts for the studio.

Fox co-created (with Dara Resnik) and serves as showrunner of Home Before Dark, a Paramount/Anonymous-produced series set to debut on Apple's streaming service based on the story of young journalist Hilde Lysiak. She's also written the features Isn't It Romantic, Couples Retreat and How to Be Single and created the Fox series Ben and Kate.

Terms of the multiyear deal weren't disclosed.

"Dana is not just a standout talent, but an absolute powerhouse and ...
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Mo McRae To Co-Star In Fox’s Drama Pilot From Annie Weisman & Jason Katims

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Mo McRae To Co-Star In Fox’s Drama Pilot From Annie Weisman & Jason Katims
Exclusive: Mo McRae (Wild) is set as a lead opposite Megalyn Echikunwoke and Brittany Snow in Fox’s drama pilot based on the Endemol Shine Australia series Sisters. The untitled project (fka Sisters) hails from Annie Weisman, Jason Katims, as well as the original series’ co-creator Imogen Banks, Universal TV and Endemol Shine North America.

Written by Weisman based on the Australian series created by Jonathan Gavin and Banks, with Leslye Headland set to direct the pilot, the drama centers on Julia Bechley (Snow), an only child who finds her life turned upside down when her father is forced to reveal that over the course of his pioneering career as a fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children. As she dutifully begins to track down her emerging group of siblings, among a sea of brothers, Julia discovers only two sisters – both of whom quickly become
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All Is True review – Kenneth Branagh and Ben Elton's poignant Bard biopic

Judi Dench and Ian McKellen offer solid support in a story of Shakespeare’s home life that tiptoes between fact and fiction

Ben Elton has written a sweet-natured, melancholy film about the retirement years of someone he’s lately been turning into his specialist subject: William Shakespeare. The great poet is played here with genial sympathy by the film’s director, Kenneth Branagh, sporting a pretty outrageous false nose. Judi Dench is his wife Anne Hathaway, wearied into resilient impassivity by grief, the unfairness of life and an awful secret. Ian McKellen has a colossal, emphatically wigged cameo as the ageing Earl of Southampton.

All Is True is sentimental, theatrical, likable – and unfashionable. There’s a cheekily imagined backstory for Shakespeare’s famous “second-best bed”. It doesn’t go for grand gestures or big subversive laughs, like John Madden’s romance Shakespeare In Love (1998) or Roland Emmerich’s Shakespeare-was-a-fraud caper
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Anonymous Content Adds Meredith Rothman to Management Division (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Anonymous Content has added Meredith Rothman to its management division, Variety has learned.

She joins the company from Mosaic, where she spent the last five years as a talent and literary manager. Rothman started her career working for casting director Francine Maisler and later worked as an assistant at Independent Talent Group in London. She also had a stint working for Ilene Feldman at the management company Ifa for two years.

Rothman’s clients include a number of performers and filmmakers who are part of a new and emerging generation of Hollywood talent. It is a roster that boasts KiKi Layne (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Na-Kel Smith (“mid90s”), Alexa Demie (“Euphoria”), Nicholas Galitzine (“Chambers”), Brady Jandreau (“The Rider”), Sky Ferreira (“Twin Peaks”), Sophie Hyde (“Animals”), Jimmie Fails (“The Last Black Man in San Francisco”), Mikey Alfred (“Illegal Civ”), Tosin Morohunfola (“The Chi”), and Clara Mamet (“Two Bit Waltz
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Official Trailer for German Art History Epic Drama 'Never Look Away'

"By freeing yourselves, you are liberating the world." Sony Classics has debuted an official Us trailer for the German film Never Look Away, originally titled Werk Ohne Autor in German - which means Work Without Author, essentially "Anonymous". The 3-hour long film spans 3 eras in German history, following a young German painter who becomes an artist and spends decades attempting to find the real meaning in his work. Tom Schilling stars as Kurt Barnert, and Paula Beer plays his wife Ellie. The plot involves a doctor who worked for the Nazis hiding his past, and Kurt discovering who he is but deciding how to deal with this realization. Never Look Away also stars Sebastian Koch, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, Ulrike C. Tscharre, and Hanno Koffler. I saw this in Venice, and it's a wonderful film, very deeply inspiring and engaging despite its extensive running time. If you think of yourself an artist at all,
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Jamil Smith: Don’t Mistake Complicity for Courage

It may no longer be front-page news, but the Trump administration is still locking kids in cages. Nearly 500 of them, according to court papers filed late last week. Twenty-two are younger than five years old. The deadline to return these children to their families passed more than a month ago, and the Washington Post reported that two-thirds of them have parents who have already been deported. On Thursday, the administration announced plans to withdraw from the Flores consent decree, which would essentially pave the way for immigrant children to be
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Apple Orders Hilde Lysiak Series From Dana Fox, Dara Resnik

  • Variety
Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a drama series about pre-teen investigative reporter Hilde Lysiak, Variety has confirmed.

The series follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

The story is inspired by the true story of Lysiak’s reporting. She was the first to expose a murder in her hometown of Selinsgrove, Pa, breaking the news in her self-started newspaper, Orange Street News. Her investigative skills have garnered national and international media attention. In the face of negative feedback from online commenters, Lysiak fought back, taking her story viral. Today, she works with young voices in an effort to empower the next generation of influencers, activists, and leaders.

Apple has ordered 10 episodes.
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Apple Orders Hilde Lysiak Mystery Series From Dana Fox, Dara Resnik, Jon Chu, Anonymous Content & Paramount TV

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Apple has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to a mystery drama inspired by the real-life story of 11-year-old Hilde Lysiak. The untitled project, from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, was created by Ben and Kate creator Dana Fox and Dara Resnik (Daredevil), who executive produce with Joy Gorman Wettels (13 Reasons Why) and Sharlene Martin (Deadly Sins). Jon M. Chu will direct and executive produce.

The series, also described as a family drama, follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.

The story is inspired by Hilde Lysiak, a young investigative reporter who, at age 9, was the first to expose a murder in her hometown of Selinsgrove,
See full article at Deadline »

Apple secures rights to develop 'Shantaram' into series

Warren Singer and David Manson (Ozark) on board as Ep’s.

Apple has secured the rights to develop an international drama series based on Gregory David Robert’s best-selling novel Shantaram.

Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, which acquired rights to the novel earlier this year, will produce, with Eric Warren Singer (co-writer of feature American Hustle) serving as writer and executive producer.

David Manson (an executive producer and writer on Netflix series Ozark) is also on board as executive producer, along with AnonymousSteve Golin and Nicole Clemens and Andrea Barron.

Robert’s 2003 novel Shantaram has been published in 39 languages
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‘Shantaram’: Apple Nabs TV Series Adaptation Of Novel For Development

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‘Shantaram’: Apple Nabs TV Series Adaptation Of Novel For Development
In a competitive situation, Apple has landed an international drama series project based on Gregory David Roberts’ best-selling novel Shantaram, from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, to develop for straight-to-series consideration.

Anonymous Content and Paramount TV earlier this year won a monthlong bidding war for the rights to Roberts’ sprawling 2004 novel set in Australia and India about love, forgiveness, courage and redemption. A deal was also made for rights to Robert’s sequel novel The Mountain Shadow.

The companies have since brought aboard Oscar nominee Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle), who will write and executive produce, and Emmy-nominated TV writer-producer David Manson who will executive produce. Also executive producing the potential Shantaram series are Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens and Steve Golin, as well as Andrea Barron.

The book, published in 39 languages in 42 territories worldwide with 6 million copies sold, tells the story of Lin, a
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Ann Dowd And Essie Davis Set for Gothic Drama Series ‘Lambs Of God’

  • Deadline
Ann Dowd And Essie Davis Set for Gothic Drama Series ‘Lambs Of God’
Australian cable network Foxtel announced today that Emmy-winning actress Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) and and Essie Davis (The Babadook) will star in Lambs of God, a four-part original drama series from writer Sarah Lambert and director Jeffrey Walker.

Based on the Marele Day novel, Lambs of God is a dark, gothic story about three nuns, each a generation apart, living in an isolated convent by the coast, and an unwelcome visitor who enters their lives and changes their world forever.

Dowd and Davis will be joined by Jessica Barden (The End Of The F*****World, The Lobster) who will star as the third nun. As the Sisters of St Agnes, the must defend their lives, existence and beliefs when the handsome priest, played by actor Sam Reid (The Railway Main, Belle, Anonymous) attempts to sell their dilapidated monastery. What unfolds is an epic and fantastical tale of faith,
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Why ‘Rogue One’ May No Longer Be No. 1 At The 2017 Box Office

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Why ‘Rogue One’ May No Longer Be No. 1 At The 2017 Box Office
New year, new box office. After the past two years pushed past the $11 billion mark in domestic box office, 2017 has tough acts to follow. Still, let’s be optimistic: With a range of offerings that appeal to multiple audiences, it’s a good early sign.

Four films, maybe five, will likely gross over $15 million this weekend; two or three of those have a shot of crossing $20 million. A fourth weekend at the top for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Disney) isn’t certain, but neither is what would replace it. Fellow holdover “Sing” (Universal) is nipping at its heels, “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox) is expanding and “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Sony) opens. And with Lionsgate’s hot “La La Land” doubling its screens, it could also end up in the mix.

“Sing” has been edging closer to the daily totals for “Rogue One” (in recent days, it’s been
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‘Wonder Woman’ Photo: Zack Snyder Shares Blazing New Look at DC’s Next Superhero Movie

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‘Wonder Woman’ Photo: Zack Snyder Shares Blazing New Look at DC’s Next Superhero Movie
Despite the disappointing reception from fans and critics alike that greeted “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” earlier this year, hope springs eternal among superhero-movie fans. Gal Gadot’s debut as Wonder Woman was well received in the movie, as was this summer’s trailer for the character’s long-awaited standalone film. Now, to keep that train rolling, there’s a new photo of the Amazonian demigoddess (above).

Read More: ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Fights Back Against Anonymous Attack on Film

The picture was shared on Twitter by Zack Snyder, who directed both “Batman v Superman” and “Man of Steel”; he’ll also helm “Justice League,” in which Wonder Woman will likewise appear. The character is celebrating her 75th anniversary this week, an occasion being marked by fans across social media.

Read More: ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer: Gal Gadot Is a Major Badass Warrior in First Look

Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen,
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Independence Day 2 and 2016's underperforming sequels

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A spluttering opening weekend makes Independence Day 2 the latest sequel to underperform in 2016. Ryan wonders what's going on...

By and large, critics didn't really like Independence Day: Resurgence. But then again, they didn't much care for 2012. Or The Day After Tomorrow. Or White House Down. Or pretty much any of the big, glossy entertainments director Roland Emmerich has brought us over the course of his long career. As Emmerich recently said himself, "If you went by the critics, I shouldn't make movies."

But as Michael Bay knows only too well, critical notices don't sell tickets, and Emmerich's films reliably sell at the box office. Away from the smaller-scale passion projects like Anonymous and Stonewall, Emmerich's effects-led disaster-adventure movies have made millions, even when their aggregate scores on Rotten Tomatoes have struggled to pass the 50 percent mark. So what's going on with Independence Day: Resurgence? Domestically, the invasion
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Roland Emmerich’s next sci-fi Moonfall lands at Universal

Fresh from destroying the world again with Independence Day: Resurgence, Roland Emmerich will be at it once more with next project Moonfall, with Deadline reporting that Universal has snapped up his spec script for a seven-figure sum.

Written by Emmerich, his regular collaborator and destroyer of worlds Harald Kloser, and Spencer Cohen (Extinction), Moonfall “is best described as Emmerich’s 2012 mashed together with Close Encounters of the Third Kind, following an unlikely band of misfits who must unite to save humanity when the moon falls out of orbit and hurtles towards earth.”

In addition to co-writing, Emmerich will direct the film and produce with Kloser, marking their seventh film together after The Day After Tomorrow, 10,000 BC, 2012, Anonymous, White House Down and Independence Day: Resurgence.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Box Office Preview: ‘Finding Dory’ Will Drown Out ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

Box Office Preview: ‘Finding Dory’ Will Drown Out ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’
$200-million sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence” (20th Century Fox), among the most expensive summer 2016 releases, will test the idea that the public demands something new in a sequel in order to rush out to see it.

With the studio largely skipping pre-release screenings for domestic critics (London reviews were mixed), Fox is banking that two-decade-plus memories of the first film (whose star Will Smith did not return) and selling a surplus of action, effects and 3D beyond what was available in 1996 would give it life.

The first version was the biggest film of 1996, with an adjusted domestic gross of $594 million off a $97 million opening. That made it the fifth-ranked gross of the 90s, and until now was one of the few live-action blockbusters of recent years to lack a sequel.

Director Roland Emmerich went on to further success: six films with domestic grosses, again adjusted, over $100 million, led by “The Day After Tomorrow” and “Godzilla.
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Roland Emmerich interview: Independence Day Resurgence

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Director Roland Emmerich talks about the impact of the original Independence Day, its critical reaction, and making this year's sequel...

Released in 1996, Independence Day marked something of a crossroads in the evolution of summer movies. Its ensemble cast and city-wide destruction anticipated the 21st century wave of effects-driven blockbusters: it’s possible to see elements of Independence Day in Michael Bay’s Transformers movies, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, Marvel’s Avengers and DC-Warner’s Man Of Steel.

At the same time, Independence Day was also one of the last major Hollywood movies to make extensive use of miniature effects, particularly in the sequences where our planet’s landmarks are reduced to rubble. Director Roland Emmerich’s next film, 1998’s Godzilla, made overwhelming use of CGI to generate its 400 or so effects shots.

It’s taken 20 years for Emmerich to make an Independence Day sequel, and
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Battlestar Galactica Movie Targets Hunger Games Director

Battlestar Galactica Movie Targets Hunger Games Director
After languishing in development since 2009, Universal Pictures' Battlestar Galactica movie is finally moving forward in the right direction. We reported last month that the studio has brought on Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark to produce this sci-fi reboot, but now even more progress is being made. Today we have word that HBO's Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy has signed on to write the screenplay, with Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) circling the project as a director.

This new report from Deadline doesn't reveal if Francis Lawrence is in negotiations, or if he's just interested in taking on this coveted directorial gig. Much like the original 1978 TV series, and the critically-acclaimed 2003 TV reboot, this project will follow the longstanding battle between humans and the Cylons, although no specific plot details were given. We reported back in 2014 that this project will be a full reboot that is more
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'Battlestar Galactica' Movie Is Back on Track with New Producers

'Battlestar Galactica' Movie Is Back on Track with New Producers
Way back in 2009, Universal Pictures announced plans to bring Battlestar Galactica back to the big screen, following the success of Ronald D. Moore's hit Syfy series which ended its run that year. Over the years, Bryan Singer was attached to direct at one point, although be parted ways with the project in 2014. Today we have word from The Hollywood Reporter that the studio is taking another crack at the big-screen project, with producers Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark boarding the project.

We last reported on the Battlestar Galactica movie back in 2014, when Transcendence writer Jack Paglen was brought on to work on the script. Back in 2011, John Orloff (Anonymous) signed on to write the script, which was said, at the time, to be based on the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica TV series, and not the 2003 Battlestar Galactica remake series. The project doesn't currently have any writers attached,
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