Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) - News Poster

News

‘Game of Thrones’: Will Joe Jonas Appear on Final Season With Fiancee Sophie Turner?

  • Variety
‘Game of Thrones’: Will Joe Jonas Appear on Final Season With Fiancee Sophie Turner?
Joe Jonas may be engaged to “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner, but that doesn’t mean the JoBro will be popping up in the final season of the HBO fantasy drama.

“I would have done it in a heartbeat, but unfortunately, it’s not going to happen,” Jonas told Variety on Tuesday night at the Fendi Mania party at the Fendi boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif. “That would have been amazing. I would have loved it.”

“GoT” wrapped Season 8 wrapped in July. No premiere date has been announced, but it’s expected to air sometime in the first half of 2019.

“I can’t wait for it to come back and I don’t want to know any spoilers,” Jonas said. “Sophie won’t tell me and she knows if she told me I would be so heartbroken because I’m such a big fan of the show. I’d be pissed.
See full article at Variety »

‘Venom’ Conquers Box Office Again as ‘First Man,’ ‘Goosebumps 2’ Open to $16 Million

October continues to be very good for Sony Pictures as “Venom” stays atop the box office charts with a strong $35 million second weekend. Combined with the $16 million opening for “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,” that’s enough to push the studio’s total annual domestic gross past $1 billion for a second straight year.

After scoring the best October opening ever with $80 million, “Venom” has found a foothold with general audiences this weekend as it holds its drop-off to 55 percent, well within the range for many Marvel Studios films in their second weekend. Though the drop is likely to be steeper next weekend with the arrival of Universal’s “Halloween,” it won’t faze Sony at all. The $100 million blockbuster has already made its money with a 10-day total of $142 million and a global total of well over $300 million.

Also Read: How Far Can 'Venom' Go at the Box Office?

Sony’s “Goosebumps 2,” meanwhile,
See full article at The Wrap »

Dwayne Johnson to Play Folklore Legend John Henry, His 'Childhood Hero,' in New Netflix Movie

Dwayne Johnson to Play Folklore Legend John Henry, His 'Childhood Hero,' in New Netflix Movie
Dwayne Johnson is making his childhood dream real — and keeping plenty busy.

The actor, 46, announced on Instagram that he would be portraying popular American folklore figure John Henry in an upcoming movie for Netflix. The project will re-team Johnson with his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan.

“Inspired to bring to life one of my childhood heroes, John Henry, in John Henry & The Statesmen,” Johnson wrote. “In this movie, I’ll lead an ensemble of the most popular folklore figures and legends from different cultures around the world.”

View this post on Instagram

When The Man Comes Around.
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Dwayne Johnson To Lead ‘John Henry and the Statesmen’ At Netflix

Dwayne Johnson is all set to play John Henry in New Netflix movie John Henry and the Statesmen, so reports Variety. The action star will play folk legend Henry in the new production from writer Tom Wheeler and director Jake Kasdan (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle).

The film marks Johnson’s first movie for Netflix and adds the title to his massive upcoming slate that includes the likes of Red Notice, Jungle Cruise and the in-production Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw.

“Netflix is the perfect partner and platform for us to continue entertaining our global audience in a disruptive way,” Johnson said to the trade. “These diverse characters speak to a legacy of storytelling that is more relevant than ever and span across a worldwide audience regardless of age, gender, race, or geography.”

John Henry is an African American folk hero. He is said to have worked as
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Dwayne Johnson Is “The Man” in Teaser for Netflix’s ‘John Henry & The Statesmen’

Because the man does not need sleep to function, Dwayne Johnson has released a teaser trailer for his upcoming Netflix adventure film John Henry and The Statesmen roughly three hours after announcing the project. The film will re-team the box office giant with his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan and features a script from The Lego Ninjago Movie writer Tom Wheeler. The brief video doesn't give you much besides the fact Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is The Man (already been confirmed) and that any Johnny Cash adds roughly ten more levels of hype to any …
See full article at Collider.com »

Dwayne Johnson Re-Teaming with ‘Jumanji’ Director for New Netflix Adventure Film

Today in powerhouse Hollywood unions, Dwayne Johnson is headed to Netflix. The streaming giant has secured the rights to a new family adventure film titles John Henry and The Statesmen from The Lego Ninjago Movie writer Tom Wheeler. Johnson is set to star as the titular folk hero -- an American legend famed for his steel-driving skills on the railroad -- and will reunite with his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan. The duo will also produce the film, which will see Johnson lead an ensemble cast of "the most popular figures from folklore and legend from all around …
See full article at Collider.com »

Dwayne Johnson and Jake Kasdan re-teaming for Netflix feature

Dwayne Johnson and Jake Kasdan re-teaming for Netflix feature
The star and director of Jumanji are attached to a pitch about folkore figures from around the world.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle star Dwayne Johnson and director Jake Kasdan are set to reunite on a family feature for Netflix about John Henry and other folklore figures from around the world.

Currently titled John Henry And The Statesmen, the project is an original pitch from Lego: Ninjago Movie writer Tom Wheeler to which Netflix has secured the rights. The pitch was developed with Hiram Garcia, president of production at Seven Bucks Productions, who will produce with Kasdan, Dany Garcia and Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo.
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Dwayne Johnson, Jake Kasdan to Reunite on Netflix’s ‘John Henry and The Statesmen’

  • The Wrap
Dwayne Johnson, Jake Kasdan to Reunite on Netflix’s ‘John Henry and The Statesmen’
Netflix has acquired the rights to an original pitch from writer Tom Wheeler currently titled “John Henry and the Statesmen,” which stars Dwayne Johnson and will be directed by Jake Kasdan.

Johnson and Kasdan previously worked together on “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” Johnson will also serve as producer on the film alongside Kasdan and Seven Bucks ProductionsDany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Beau Flynn of FlynnPicture Co. Melvin Mar (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”), Fpc’s Wendy Jacobson and Wheeler will executive produce.

Johnson will star as John Henry while leading an ensemble cast of the most popular figures from folklore from all around the world. There was a bidding war for the project that Netflix ultimately won the rights for.

See Photo: 'Hobbs & Shaw': Dwayne Johnson Shares First Look Staredown With Jason Statham

“Netflix is the perfect partner and platform for us to continue entertaining our global audience in a disruptive way,
See full article at The Wrap »

Dwayne Johnson to Star in Netflix’s ‘John Henry and the Statesmen’

  • Variety
Netflix has secured the rights to “John Henry and The Statesmen,” an original pitch from writer Tom Wheeler with Dwayne Johnson attached to star.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” director Jake Kasdan is on board to helm. Netflix landed the rights after a heated bidding war that attracted many of the major studios. The film marks Johnson’s first feature at Netflix, another win for the streaming giant, which is already in production on projects with Mark Wahlberg and Ryan Reynolds.

“Netflix is the perfect partner and platform for us to continue entertaining our global audience in a disruptive way,” Johnson said. “These diverse characters speak to a legacy of storytelling that is more relevant than ever and span across a worldwide audience regardless of age, gender, race, or geography.”

Wheeler developed the pitch with Hiram Garcia, president of production at Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions.
See full article at Variety »

Dwayne Johnson & ‘Jumanji’ Helmer Jake Kasdan Reteam For John Henry Family Action Movie Set At Netflix

  • Deadline
In what was described as a competitive bidding situation, Netflix has nabbed the rights to the feature, John Henry and The Statesmen, with Dwayne Johnson attached as the star and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan on board to direct. Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions partners Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are producing the project with Kasdan, and Seven Bucks frequent collaborator Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo.

The pic is based on an original pitch from The Lego Ninjago Movie scribe Tom Wheeler. Johnson will play John Henry and lead an ensemble cast of the most popular figures from folklore and legend from all around the world.

Executive producers are Melvin Mar (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Fpc’s Wendy Jacobson (San Andreas ) and Wheeler.

“Netflix is the perfect partner and platform for us to continue entertaining our global audience in a disruptive way,” said Johnson. “These diverse
See full article at Deadline »

Dwayne Johnson to Star in, Produce 'John Henry and the Statesmen' for Netflix

Dwayne Johnson to Star in, Produce 'John Henry and the Statesmen' for Netflix
Dwayne Johnson is chilling with Netflix.

The streaming giant has picked up John Henry and the Statesmen, a project that reteams the actor with his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan.

Johnson will star in and produce the film, an original pitch from Tom Wheeler, whose credits include The Lego Ninjago Movie and Puss in Boots.

Johnson will portray Henry, the mythic African-American steel-driver from American folklore, and will lead an ensemble cast of the most popular figures from folklore and legend from all around the world.

“Netflix is the perfect partner and platform for us to continue entertaining ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter »

The 20-Year Quest to Make a Venom Movie

Don Kaye Oct 5, 2018

Producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach on Venom’s long journey to the screen, casting Tom Hardy, the Sony Spider-Verse and more.

Avi Arad is a businessman and one-time head of Toy Biz, the company that saved Marvel Comics from bankruptcy in the 1990s and turned its fortunes around after it almost went bust under its previous owners. Arad was a key figure in getting Marvel back on its feet and launching the production arm that became the powerhouse known today as Marvel Studios. His name appears as a producer on every Marvel Studios or Marvel-related movie from Blade (1998) through The Incredible Hulk (2008).

Matt Tolmach was a one time co-president of production for Sony Pictures before becoming a producer on his own, shepherding recent hits like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to the screen. And since 2012, he has partnered with Arad -- who left Marvel in 2006 to
See full article at Den of Geek »

Night School is first comedy to top UK box office in 2018

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish land the top spot with their straight-ahead comedy, while Close’s Oscar-tipped The Wife scores well

This year has delivered number-one hits with family comedies (such as Peter Rabbit) and action comedies, but has until now failed to produce a straight-ahead comedy that topped the UK box office chart. I Feel Pretty, which landed in second place in early May, came closest.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Amazon Orders Female-Driven Fantasy Series ‘The Wheel of Time’

  • Variety
Amazon Studios has ordered “The Wheel of Time,” an action fantasy series based on Robert Jordan’s bestselling fantasy novels, which have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide. Rafe Judkins (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) adapted the material into a series and serves as showrunner.

Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television are co-producing the series, which was announced by Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, at a show-and-tell in London on Tuesday. “The Wheel of Time” will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video.

Set in an epic world where magic exists but only women can use it, “The Wheel of Time” follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization called the “Aes Sedai,” as she embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and women across the world. Moiraine is interested in these five “because she believes one of them might be the reincarnation of an incredibly powerful individual,
See full article at Variety »

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ & ‘Hereditary’ Actor Alex Wolff Joins Hugh Jackman In ‘Bad Education’

  • Deadline
‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ & ‘Hereditary’ Actor Alex Wolff Joins Hugh Jackman In ‘Bad Education’
Exclusive: Alex Wolff, who was last seen in Sony’s blockbuster film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the sleeper hit Hereditary has been cast in director Cory Finley’s comedy Bad Education. Hugh Jackman, Ray Romano and Allison Janey are already attached to the project which hails from Automatik and Sight Unseen.

Mike Makowsky wrote the script based on his own high school experience. The plot follows a superintendent (Jackman) of the school district who works for the betterment of the student’s education while embezzling public funds to live the life he wants. Details on Wolff’s character is being kept under wraps.

Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) of Automatik are producing the pic with Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, and Oren Moverman from Sight Unseen.

Bloom is handling international sales, while Endeavor Content is repping sales in the Us.

Wolff’s upcoming projects
See full article at Deadline »

‘The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle’ Sails From Spring 2019 To Mlk Weekend 2020

  • Deadline
Universal has moved its Robert Downey Jr movie The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle from its original April 12, 2019 release date to January 17, 2020, which is the four-day Mlk weekend.

This is also in an effort to capitalize on early winter rolling vacations overseas; not to mention, Q1 has served as a great play period for family fare including Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle holdover business, which generated close to 60% of its $404.5 million domestic box office after Christmas, not to mention other titles like Disney’s Moana and Fox’s Night at the Museum 1 and 3, which legged out overseas in the January play period.

Dolittle was originally following in the wake of the first weekend of New Line’s Shazam! and on its new date faces Warner BrosJust Mercy and possibly Sony’s Bad Boys 3.

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle is directed and written by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan,
See full article at Deadline »

‘Bad Boys 3’ Coming Together as the Revival Plot Thickens at Sony (Exclusive)

  • Variety
‘Bad Boys 3’ Coming Together as the Revival Plot Thickens at Sony (Exclusive)
Sony Pictures is close to greenlighting “Bad Boys For Life,” Variety has learned.

Reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as two of Miami Pd’s most infamous officers has taken years to pull off, but a new draft of a script appears to have met with the producers’ approval and it looks as though production on the sequel could begin in early 2019. The plan is for the third “Bad Boys” to be in theaters by Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in 2020. Smith is on board to reprise his role as Detective Mike Lowrey. Lawrence has yet to come to terms, but the comic continues to circle the project.

Sony declined to comment on specifics related to negotiations or even address the possibility that the cameras will soon be rolling on another installment in the series. However, in an earlier interview the studio did speak to Variety more broadly about its vision for several key franchises.
See full article at Variety »

Karen Gillan joins Harrison Ford and Dan Stevens in Call of the Wild

Deadline is reporting that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Avengers: Infinity War star Karen Gillan has signed on for a role in Call of the Wild, joining the previously announced Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Dan Stevens (Legion), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Colin Woodell (Unsane).

Chris Sanders (The Croods) is directing the live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Jack London’s 1903 novel, which follows a dog called Buck who is stolen and sold into service as a sled dog in 19th century Alaska, where he has to learn to survive in the harsh wilderness.

Gillan, Stevens and Woodell are set to play a trio of stampeders who own and mistreat Buck before he is rescued by John Thornton (Ford), a prospector searching for gold during the Klondike Gold Rush in Yukon, Canada.

Former Doctor Who star Gillan is currently in production on next year
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

The Top 5 Movie-Themed Slot Games Ever Released

If you happen to be both a slot lover and a movie buff, then what could possibly be better than a combination of the two? Slot games are highly popular in both real brick-and-mortar casinos as well as in their online counterparts. In fact, online slots have risen in popularity over the past few years thanks to sheer variety of options available to players, most of which cannot be found in physical casinos. Some of the best slot games incorporate entertaining themes to engage players and provide them with a more rounded gaming experience, and let’s face it, what makes for a better theme than your favorite movie?

We’ve rounded up some of the very best online slot games ever realized which happen to be based on big-screen hits too. If you haven’t tried them out yet, they’re well worth a spin!

Jumanji

Released just earlier
See full article at TheHDRoom »

‘Night School’ Review: Dir. Malcolm D. Lee (2018)

Night School review: The new Kevin Hart movie has potential, but needs to assert itself, so says Luke Ryan Baldock.

Night School review

There’s something inherently funny in adults returning to school. Of course, many education systems around the world are a joke in the first place (Oh snap!), but that fish out of water scenario is just ripe for reeling in. Whether it’s Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School, Adam Sandler in Billy Madison or even Homer Simpson facing off against a crusty old dean, reluctant underachieving men sharing their life experiences with others is smile-inducing. Now it’s the turn of Kevin Hart, cinemas current comedic cut out. He’s done a spy comedy, a cop comedy, a prison comedy, and a wedding comedy. What’s interesting about Hart is that he can play the alpha or omega male without changing his act too much. In
See full article at The Hollywood News »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed