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Sony Pictures Extends Tom Rothman's Contract as Movie Chief

In a major vote of confidence, Sony Pictures has re-upped Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group, with a new multiyear contract that extends into the next decade.

Rothman, 63, is credited for helping to right the ailing studio and, hence, Spe's bottom line. In fiscal year 2017, Spe saw profits soar to $376 million, compared to a stunning $719 million loss in 2016. The turnaround was fueled by such global box-office hits as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($962 million) and Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880 million).

Rothman, who previously had a long stint at 20th Century Fox ...
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Mischievous Monsters Run Amok in New Trailer for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Slappy the devious dummy returns with a bevy of frightening friends (some new and some familiar) in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, and ahead of the film's October 12th theatrical release, a new trailer offers a longer look at the movie's creatures, including ravenous gummy bears galore!

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is directed by Ari Sandel (The Duff) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber (co-writer of Peter Rabbit).

Like the first film, directed by Rob Letterman, the sequel is based on R.L. Stine's Goosebumps book series, which was originally published from 1992–1997 and still continues through multiple storytelling mediums today.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween stars Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester by the Sea), Caleel Harris (Castle Rock), Jeremy Ray Taylor (2017's It), Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, and Chris Parnell.

At this time, it doesn't look like Jack Black will be reprising his role as R.
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Box Office: ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ to Lead Quiet Weekend

  • Variety
Timing really is everything.

That seems especially true for Universal Pictures’ “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” as a mid-teens launch looks to be enough to top the domestic box office. After “The Meg” and “Crazy Rich Asians” led a roaringly successful August, the rest of September looks muted with just a few wide releases on the horizon.

Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” hopes to earn between $18 million and $20 million when it launches in 3,500 North American locations. Studio insiders are cautiously anticipating the lower part of that range, though some estimates show it could make over $25 million. Based on the 1973 children’s book by John Bellairs, the fantasy film follows 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his uncle (Jack Black) in an old house that has a mysterious ticking heart. Cate Blanchett plays a witch who lives next door.
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The Predator Score From Henry Jackman Available September 23 On Digital Download And CD

Lakeshore Records has announced the release of The Predator – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Ep on Digital Download on September 14, 2018. The full soundtrack will be available on September 23, 2018 on Digital Download and CD. The Album features original music by blockbuster Composer Henry Jackman.

From the black depths of outer space to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the Predators come to hunt in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the beloved series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. And only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent all humanity from becoming the Predators’ trophies.

“It was an honor to work on a film that had such rich thematic heritage,” said wonderful dynamic Composer Henry Jackman. “Alan Silvestri’s fantastic score from the original has always been a favorite of mine and when asked if I would like to
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Nick Jonas Turns Playwright as VIPs Turn Out for a First-Time Table Read (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Nick Jonas Turns Playwright as VIPs Turn Out for a First-Time Table Read (Exclusive)
On the weekend of the Emmys, and of his own 26th birthday, Nick Jonas threw a different kind of soiree — inviting about three dozen studio executives and film producers to a table read of the first dramatic play he’s written, “Dessert First,” at the Chateau Marmont, Variety has learned.

Jonas started writing the play about a year ago while on the set of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the action comedy that kick-started his big-screen career after successful runs in pop and television. Since his last solo album debuted at No. 2 in 2016, he’s increasingly turned his attention to film and theatrical prospects. “Dessert First” represents one of the nascent efforts Jonas has developed via a production company he recently started to create vehicles for himself as a writer and actor.

Among those on hand to check out Jonas’ writing efforts Friday were his fiancée of just under two months,
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Karen Gillan Shares Awesome Photo Of Her Own Doctor Who Cosplay

Even actors engage in a bit of cosplay every now and again, and in this throwback photo that’s sure to excite Doctor Who fans, Karen Gillan has revealed that she once cosplayed as her own character, Amy Pond. The actress starred opposite Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor from 2010-2013 and it’s fair to say her most famous outfit on the show was the police officer kissogram costume she wore in her first appearance in “The Eleventh Hour.”

Gillan donned the outfit again for a photo shoot in her native Scotland recently, as you can see her in the photo below dressed alongside someone decked out in Eleven’s tweeds and bow tie, standing in front of a real-life Police Box that can be found on the streets of Glasgow (one of the few that are still dotted around the UK).

The actress captioned the image: “That time we
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30 Unused Spider-Man Concept Art Designs Better Than What We Got

Everybody has their favorite superhero, but there is no denying that Spider-Man is one of the most popular crime fighters. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 in August 1962 and was created by Stan Lee and the late Steve Ditko.

Spider-Man can do anything a spider can including the abilities to climb up walls, super-human strength, speed and agility as well as a precognitive spider-sense.

Spider-Man has not only appeared in the pages of comic books for years, but has also been the star of multiple TV shows and films.

In the early 2000s, San Raimi crafted his Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man. The films brought in a lot of money for Sony and Spider-Man even stood as their all-time highest grossing film until Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was released in 2017.

While all three films brought Sony a lot of money, Spider-Man 3
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Crosses $100 Million

In a surprise to no one, Crazy Rich Asians will officially top the weekend box office for a third straight weekend in a row. That makes the romantic comedy only the fourth film of 2018 to pull a three-peat, following Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War. It’s obviously all the more impressive considering Crazy Rich Asians is merely an extremely well-made romcom and not some big budget superhero bonanza. As of Sunday, the Warner Bros. film has scored $22 million so far—an astounding drop of just 10% from its second weekend—…
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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Now Sony’s Biggest Animated Title; Franchise Tops $1.3B Ww

  • Deadline
‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Now Sony’s Biggest Animated Title; Franchise Tops $1.3B Ww
Exclusive: The Drac Pack has reached a new milestone as Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation becomes Sony’s biggest animated film of all time globally. At $476.3M worldwide, it sailed past Hotel Transylvania 2 ($474.8M) on Friday. Combined, the three Ht movies have now grossed in excess of $1.3B global.

Through Friday, HT3 cruised to $316M at the international box office, topping HT2. Domestically, it’s tallied $160.3M, about 6% off the previous movie.

The first two installments were released in the fall, so HT3 (efficiently budgeted at a reported $80M before P&A) was the first summer tryout for the series.

In Latin America, notably, HT3 is Sony’s 2nd biggest title of all time for the region behind Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. It is also the studio’s biggest grosser ever in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Slovakia, Lithuania and Ethiopia.

The Top 5 markets through Friday are China ($28.7M), Mexico
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Top Labor Day Box Office With $30 Million

  • Variety
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Top Labor Day Box Office With $30 Million
Crazy Rich Asians” is doing crazy well.

The Constance Wu-starrer is likely to threepeat as the box office topper over the Labor Day weekend, with $30 million for the four-day period. It’s projected to bring in $23 million Friday through Sunday.

The Warner Bros. rom-com will join “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Black Panther,” and “Avengers: Infinity War” as the fourth film of 2018 to top the box office three weekends in a row. It’s earned $101 million worldwide in its first 17 days.

Jason Statham’s “The Meg” is still swimming laps around the competition with a projected $12 million for the holiday weekend. The shark thriller from Warner Bros. has so far earned $112 million domestically and an additional $306 million from overseas markets.

Landing in the third place slot should be “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” adding another $8 million to its tally. Tom Cruise’s latest has amassed $198 million from North America, plus $355 million internationally.
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Showing Staying Power With $25 Million Labor Day Weekend

  • Variety
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Showing Staying Power With $25 Million Labor Day Weekend
Crazy Rich Asians” will easily win its third box office title during the Labor Day weekend box office with a total of around $25 million at 3,536 North American sites for the Friday-Monday period, early estimates showed.

Warner Bros.’ romantic comedy will become the fourth title this year to three-peat as the box office winner, following “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Black Panther,” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” “Crazy Rich Asians,” which has received strong critical support with a 93% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, has topped $88 million in its first 16 days and will probably pass the $100 million mark by Saturday.

Warner Bros.’ fourth weekend of shark tale “The Meg” should lead the rest of the pack with around $12 million to push its total past $120 million. MGM’s opening of “Operation Finale” and Paramount’s sixth weekend will battle for third with about $8 million each for the Friday-Monday period. John Cho’s thriller “Searching
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Gummy Bears and Monsters Escape ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’ Poster

Gummy Bears and Monsters Escape ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’ Poster
Get ready for tricks and treats in Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween, which promises to deliver the ultimate Halloween horror movie. The newest poster is a collage of the film’s horrible monsters, including a horde of gummy bears. The cast includes Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Jeong (Hangover), Chris Parnell (Anchorman), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester by the Sea), Caleel Harris (“Castle Rock”), Jeremy Ray […]
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Dwayne Johnson to Finally Play Hawaii's 'King'; Here's Everything We Know

  • Movies.com
One of Dwayne Johnson's dream roles is finally becoming a reality. The actor has wished to play the legendary Hawaiian ruler King Kamehameha ever since he began his Hollywood career. Now, according to Deadline, he will lead the historical action movie The King, which will take him back to his Polynesian and Hawaiian roots, for Warner Bros. and New Line.  Previously, Johnson portrayed a version of another Hawaiian hero, the mythological character Maui, in Disney's Moana, but that was a voice acting role in an animated feature. Presumably, The King will also bring Johnson back to Hawaii, where he's already filmed a few movies, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, for this production. He begins shooting this movie in 2020. Here's everything we know about...
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Dwayne Johnson to star in The King with director Robert Zemeckis

Warner Bros. and New Line Pictures have won a hotly contested auction for The King, a package deal from Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, which will see The Rock starring as the Hawaiian king Kamehameha the Great. Robert Zemeckis (Allied) from a script by Randall Wallace (Braveheart).

Kamehameha was the founder and ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii, being the first person to unite the warring Hawaiian islands. The film is said to have been a dream project of Johnson’s since he first made the transition from the WWE ring to the movie industry, and the ambition is to deliver a historical epic similar to that of Braveheart in scope.

“From the day I began my Hollywood career (2001), my dream was to bring this legacy to life,” said Johnson on Instagram. “In Polynesian culture we have a belief, that something isn’t done when it’s ready… it
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Dwayne Johnson to head up Warner Bros. feature ‘King’

  • HeyUGuys
The most bankable actor on the planet right now, Dwayne Johnson has been lined up to play the Hawaiin King, Kamehameha in Warner Bros picture, King.

Welcome to Marwen director, Robert Zemeckis is set to direct the film from a script by Braveheart scribe Randall Wallace with the pair producing alongside Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia.

Kamehameha is the legendary king who was the first to unite the warring Hawaiian islands, which fulfilled the prophecy that surrounded his fabled life since birth. He took control of Hawaii’s destiny, and gave the islanders leverage in advancing the culture in trading with the foreign ships from Europe that began showing up on the shores of islands that must have seemed like paradise, albeit a sometimes dangerous one as explorers like Simon Metcalfe and Captain James Cook discovered before Kamehameha forcibly unified the islands.

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Dwayne Johnson To Play Kamehameha In ‘The King;’ Robert Zemeckis Directs

Dwayne Johnson has added another movie to his upcoming rosters, a Robert Zemeckis-directed film called The King where he is set to play Hawaiian King Kamehameha. Braveheart‘s Randall Wallace has written the screenplay for the film, so reports Deadline.

The trade adds a synopsis for the film, which we presume will kick off shooting once Johnson has finished up work on the likes of Red Notice, where he reunites with his Skyscraper direct Rawson Marshall Thurber, the planned sequel to the box-office juggernaut Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, and the soon-to-start-shooting Hobbs and Shaw, a spin-off from the Fast & Furious movies.

Kamehameha is the legendary king who was the first to unite the warring Hawaiian islands, which fulfilled the prophecy that surrounded his fabled life since birth. He took control of Hawaii’s destiny, and gave the islanders leverage in advancing the culture in trading with the
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Dwayne Johnson to Star as Hawaiian King Kamehameha in Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The King’

  • Variety
Dwayne Johnson to Star as Hawaiian King Kamehameha in Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The King’
Dwayne Johnson will play Hawaiian king Kamehameha in the historical drama “The King” from director Robert Zemeckis.

Warner Bros. and New Line won an auction for the Randall Wallace script for “The King,” written about the first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Johnson will produce through his Seven Bucks Productions company, along with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. Zemeckis is also producing with Beau Flynn through FlynnPictureCo. Wendy Jacobson will executive produce. The studio plans to shoot the film in 2020.

Kamehameha unified the Hawaiian Islands following a series of battles during the 1790s and took steps to ensure they remained a united realm after his death. Johnson had been eyeing the movie in recent years and decided to move forward on it during the filming in Hawaii of his hit comedy “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

Johnson has starred in three New Line titles — “San Andreas,” “Rampage,” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
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Dwayne Johnson Will Play The Hawaiian King Kamehameha in a New Epic Film Being Directed By Robert Zemeckis

Dwayne Johnson is teaming up with director Robert Zemeckis to produce an epic film that will revolve around the legendary Hawaiian King Kamehameha, who will be played by Johnson. The film is so big, it's said to be compared to Mel Gibson's Braveheart, and that might be because the script for the film was written by Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace. For those of you not familiar with King Kamehameha, here's a little history lesson:

Kamehameha is the legendary king who was the first to unite the warring Hawaiian islands, which fulfilled the prophecy that surrounded his fabled life since birth. He took control of Hawaii’s destiny, and gave the islanders leverage in advancing the culture in trading with the foreign ships from Europe that began showing up on the shores of islands that must have seemed like paradise, albeit a sometimes dangerous one as explorers like Simon Metcalfe
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Nick Jonas Joins Stx’s ‘UglyDolls’ Movie

  • Variety
Nick Jonas Joins Stx’s ‘UglyDolls’ Movie
Nick Jonas has signed on to voice act and perform an original song in Stx’s upcoming animated film “UglyDolls” alongside previously announced co-stars Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull.

Jonas most recently appeared in Sony’s hit comedy “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. He also appeared alongside James Franco in the indie drama “Goat.”

“Nick Jonas is not only a talented musician, he’s also an accomplished actor beloved by millions of passionate fans around the world,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms. “Over the last several years, Nick has proven there’s not much he can’t do, and we’re ecstatic to have him join Kelly and Pitbull in this charming and funny film.”

Variety first reported in 2015 that Stx had launched a family and animation division with the “UglyDoll” movie as its first project in a deal with Pretty Ugly LLC, the toy company behind the critters.
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Nick Jonas Joins Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull in Animated ‘UglyDolls’ Movie

  • The Wrap
Nick Jonas Joins Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull in Animated ‘UglyDolls’ Movie
Nick Jonas is joining the cast of STXfilms’ animated project “UglyDolls,” Stx announced Wednesday.

Jonas will voice act and perform an original song in the movie, which already stars Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull. The new animated family adventure, based on the toy brand, follows the different town of Uglyville, where Moxy and her UglyDoll friends confront what it means to be different.

“The UglyDolls remind audiences the importance of acceptance and loving yourself, and as someone who started in this business very young, I understand the significance of using my platform to tell stories that lift others up,” said Jonas. “I love that I get to work with Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Also Read: 'Jumanji' Star Nick Jonas on His 'Bromance' With Jack Black and the Viral 'Jumanji, Jumanji' Video

Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms, added:
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