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Amazon Confirms ‘Preacher’: Season Three For June – First Images Revealed

Amazon has today announced that the third series of the critically-acclaimed supernatural show, Preacher, will return to Prime Video in the UK this June, with the first episode launching on Monday 25th June and new episodes following weekly. Three first-look images have been released ahead of the new series’ return, which you can check out below.

Based on the popular cult comic book franchise, Preacher tells the absurdly twisted tale of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a small-town preacher inhabited by an angel-demon spawn that gives him the power to make people do his bidding, Tulip (Ruth Negga), his volatile true love, and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), a 119-year-old Irish vampire.

In series two, after Jesse accidentally discovered that God is absent from Heaven, the three of them set out on a road trip to find Him, all while being hunted by the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish), an unstoppable, mythical killer from Hell.
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Emily Ratajkowski, Lilly Singh Among Five Cast in NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Bright Futures’

NBC has set the main cast for its upcoming comedy pilot “Bright Futures,” Variety has learned.

Emily Ratajkowski, Lilly Singh, Shameik Moore, Jimmy Tatro, and Calum Worthy will all star in the single-camera project, which follows a group of friends all stumbling through the transition from the clueless, immature twentysomethings they are now to the successful professionals they’re destined to be. In addition, Lisa Kudrow will serve as the show’s narrator.

Ratajkowski will play Sarah, described as a girl-next-door type but also with a behind-the-ear tattoo. She can just as easily bro out with the guys as she can be the girliest girl.
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Men in Black Spin-Off Closes in on Chris Hemsworth

Men in Black Spin-Off Closes in on Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth has entered negotiations to star in Sony's highly-anticipated Men in Black spin-off, news which comes just a month after The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray came aboard to take the helm. This new report also reveals that the story will be set in London, centering on a trio of new characters including a "white character, a black woman and an older man." While it seems likely that Chris Hemsworth will be playing the, "white character," no further details about this character were given.

Sony's approach to this project is said to be similar to Universal's approach to their 2015 blockbuster Jurassic World, which brought in new characters to the world established in the 1993 classic Jurassic Park. This Men in Black spin-off will not feature Will Smith's Agent J or Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K, but the movie will continue to build off
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J.J. Abrams says Cloverfield 4 is “a crazy movie”

Despite the fact that The Cloverfield Paradox was pulled from its theatrical release and sent straight to Netflix (reportedly, because Paramount felt it was “unsalvageable”), it seems the studio isn’t ready to give up on J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot’s Cloverfield anthology series just yet.

A fourth movie – Overlord – is already in the can, and rumours are suggesting that the Daisy Ridley-headlined Kolma is being lined up as the fifth entry in the series. Of course, that may be dependent on how the fourth instalment is received by audiences, but according to producer Abrams, we’re in for a crazy ride.

Overlord… first of all, it’s something that I can’t wait for you to see ’cause the director, Julius Avery, has done an amazing job on it,” Abrams told Digital Spy. “But the specifics, you know, we should wait and see. But that’s really a crazy movie.
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J.J. Abrams talks The Cloverfield Paradox and future of the franchise

Last Sunday, Netflix dropped a major surprise when it released The Cloverfield Paradox – the third instalment in Paramount and Bad Robot ProductionsCloverfield cinematic universe.

The film, originally going by the title God Particle, had been pushed back from its planned theatrical release on several occasions – with subsequent reports claiming that Paramount believed it was “salvageable” – and reviews for the movie were certainly not kind.

Speaking on Facebook, producer J.J. Abrams was asked how The Cloverfield Paradox came about, and why he felt it was a perfect fit for the Cloverfield franchise:

“Originally, it was written by Oren Uziel, who wrote a draft that was its own thing, and was around for a while,” said Abrams. “We started to think, ‘What are ways that this might fit into the world?’ But when we started shooting the movie, it was still something we were thinking about. Because the idea for the
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Fourth Cloverfield movie Overlord still planned for theatrical release

Netflix dropped a huge surprise this past Sunday by releasing The Cloverfield Paradox, with the streaming service picking up the rights to the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi after its planned theatrical release date had been pushed back on several occasions.

According to THR, the deal was worth in excess of $50 million, and immediately put the Julius Onah-helmed movie into profit. It was also described as a “rescue plan”, with Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos apparently concerned that the movie was “unsalvageable” and would tank at the box office.

As it happens, The Cloverfield Paradox received some pretty scathing reviews, likely justifying Gianopulos’ concerns, but it seems that Paramount isn’t quite ready to call time on the Cloverfield series, as at present the studio reportedly still intends on giving a theatrical release to the next instalment, Overlord.

See Also: J.J. Abrams on the possibility of a Cloverfield team-up film:
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The Cloverfield Paradox: how its script radically changed

Ryan Lambie Feb 7, 2018

With spoilers, we look at how The God Particle became The Cloverfield Paradox - and changed almost beyond recognition in the process...

Nb: Your final warning for major Cloverfield Paradox spoilers from the outset.

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It says a great deal about our topsy-turvy, lightning-paced cultural landscape that we can now watch a trailer for a (fairly) major film release one minute and be watching it on Netflix the next. In the case of The Cloverfield Paradox, that's exactly what happened: the secretive movie once known as The God Particle got its first trailer during the Super Bowl on the 4th February, and within hours, had made its debut on the streaming platform.

Then again, secrecy and strange surprises are written into the Cloverfield franchise's DNA. A found-footage take on the giant monster genre, the original film's viral marketing turned it into a major
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Fourth Cloverfield Movie Confirmed To Be Overlord, A WWII Pic Filled With Nazis And Supernatural Forces

Remember Overlord? The supernatural-tinged WWII thriller starring Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street, Black Mirror) and Jovan Adepo of Fences fame? Turns out it really is Cloverfield 4 – and it’s already finished production.

/Film has the scoop, revealing that Paramount and Bad Robot’s fourth Cloverfield movie, one directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun), revolves around a plot that wouldn’t look out of place in a Wolfenstein game.

The year is 1944. On the eve of the famous D-day landings, a “group of American paratroopers (Russell, Adepo) are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success, but as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.”

It fits the bill, of course; Overlord is being
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Annapurna Taps Ex-Sony Exec Michael Pavlic To Head Creative Advertising

Michael Pavlic, previously President of World Wide Creative Advertising at Sony Pictures, has been named President of Creative Advertising at Annapurna. He will oversee all advertising materials for the distributor’s titles as well as on upcoming MGM films through their joint distribution venture. At Sony, Pavlic worked often with Annapurna on campaigns for films including Zero Dark Thirty, American Hustle and Sausage Party, and with MGM on 22 Jump Street and The Magnifice…
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Third Cloverfield film pushed back to April

There’s been little info on the third Cloverfield film, formerly known as God Particle, for several months now, but it seems we have a new release date for the film. Comingsoon has confirmed with Paramount that the film has moved from its February 2nd, 2018 date to April 20th, 2018.

The film, which was picked up by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, is directed by Julius Onah (The Girl Is in Trouble) from a script by Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) with a rewrite by Doug Jung (Star Trek Beyond). The film reportedly follows the crew of a space station that, when an experiment with a particle accelerator goes wrong, suddenly finds the Earth has vanished, yet finds a space station nearby.

The Untitled Cloverfield Movie features a cast that includes David Oyelowo (Selma), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion), John Krasinski (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager), Daniel Bruhl
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Sony Film Unit Profit Plummets 34 Percent With Weak ‘The Walk,’ ‘Brothers Grimsby’

Sony Film Unit Profit Plummets 34 Percent With Weak ‘The Walk,’ ‘Brothers Grimsby’
Sony’s film unit’s full-year 2015 profit dropped 34 percent, partially due to lackluster box office performances by The Walk and “The Brothers Grimsby.” It sure didn’t help that the year’s home releases were compared to 2014’s strong “Amazing Spider-Man 2” and 22 Jump Street offerings. Overall at the parent company, sales decreased 1.3 percent for the entire 12-month measured period. The Mobile Communications segment — down 20 percent — was most to blame there. It could have been worse, but strong PlayStation 4 game sales helped offset some of the declines. The good news is that operating income at the Japanese company...
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‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest’ Top Critics Choice Awards Nominations

‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest’ Top Critics Choice Awards Nominations
With 13 bids, “Birdman” led nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, followed by 11 for “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” a one-two punch for Fox Searchlight. “Boyhood” followed with eight.

The noms for Angelina Jolie (“Unbroken”) and Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) mean that two of the six director contenders are women. Among the films earning more attention than in this year’s previous kudos announcements: “Interstellar” (seven); “Guardians of the Galaxy” (five) and “Unbroken” (four).

The voting, by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn., is one of the more reliable Oscar predictors, in terms of winners. The group has matched the eventual Oscar-winning best pic in 12 of the last 15 years.

As for nominations, the Ccma are a good guide for what’s popular in awards conversations, but several factors limit the noms’ powers as an Oscar omen.

For one thing, this group cites six contenders in most categories, compared to five from the Academy.
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Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill’s ’22 Jump Street’ Returns to Theaters on Oct. 24

Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill’s ’22 Jump Street’ Returns to Theaters on Oct. 24
Columbia Pictures-MGM’s “22 Jump Street” will return to U.S. theaters on Oct. 24 in advance of its release on home entertainment.

The film opened on June 13 and has, so far, held the spot of the top comedy of 2014 with a domestic box office of over $191 million and a worldwide take over $327 million.

Following the theatrical re-release, “22 Jump Street” will be available early on Digital HD on Oct. 28, and on Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 18.

Sony announced last month that it was moving ahead with “23 Jump Street” with writer Rodney Rothman hired.
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Sony Moves Ahead With ’23 Jump Street,’ Taps Writer

Sony Moves Ahead With ’23 Jump Street,’ Taps Writer
Sony Pictures is starting work on “23 Jump Street,” selecting Rodney Rothman to script for the third version of the Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill franchise.

The directing team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who helmed “21 Jump Street” and “22 Jump Street” are overseeing development of the script with Rothman. The duo will produce the third film with Neal Moritz, Hill and Tatum, but have not yet agreed to direct.

Rothman was one of the screenplay writers on “22 Jump Street” along with Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel. He repped by UTA.

“22 Jump Street” grossed $320 million worldwide.

At the conclusion of “22 Jump Street,” Ice Cube’s character told Hill and Tatum that they were headed to medical school, which was followed in the credits by a list of the upcoming sequels:

23 Jump Street: Medical School

24 Jump Street: Foreign Exchange

25 Jump Street: Semester at Sea

26 Jump Street: Arts School

27 Jump Street: Culinary School
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Channing Tatum in Talks to Join the Coens’ ‘Hail Caesar!’ (Exclusive)

Channing Tatum in Talks to Join the Coens’ ‘Hail Caesar!’ (Exclusive)
22 Jump Street” star Channing Tatum is in negotiations to join the cast of Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Hail Caesar!”

He joins George Clooney and Josh Brolin. The Coen brothers are writing and directing the pic.

Universal will distribute with the Coens producing, along with Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Films.

The story follows a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who is working to keep a studio’s stars in line.

Tatum has already seen great success working with Phil Lord and Chris Miller on “21 Jump Street” and “22 Jump Street” and also recently worked with the Wachowski siblings on “Jupiter Ascending,” which bows in February. He can be seen next in Sony Classics’ “Foxcatcher.”

He is repped by UTA and Management 360.
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Box Office Actuals: '22 Jump Street' Drops to $57 Million, 'Dragon 2' Finishes with $49.4m

Box Office Actuals: '22 Jump Street' Drops to $57 Million, 'Dragon 2' Finishes with $49.4m
Well, 22 Jump Street still did excellent business over its opening weekend, but estimates were off by three million as the new R-rated comedy finished with $57 million instead of the estimated $60m. The film holds the record for the sixth largest opening ever for an R-rated movie and second highest opening for an R-rated comedy behind The Hangover Part II ($85.9m). Next weekend the drop will likely be significant, but with an opening like that on a film budgeted at $65 million things are looking just fine. In second is the disappointment of the weekend, How to Train Your Dragon 2, opening with a mere $49.4 million, less than six million more than the 2010 original. It was reported this morning DreamWorks Animation stock dropped as a result of the poor performance, which makes me wonder about those planned sequels considering the $145 million budget. So far, only $24.8 million has come in from 26 international territories.
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Box office report: '22 Jump Street' is the big winner; 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' solid #2

Box office report: '22 Jump Street' is the big winner; 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' solid #2
Neither the World Cup nor the Stanley Cup finals kept moviegoers out of the theater this weekend as a pair of box office newcomers both opened strong.

22 Jump Street was the big winner, grossing an estimated $60 million its opening frame—a massive 65% higher than the original’s $36.3 million in 2012. The bumbling cop duo of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum turned in the second-highest-grossing opening weekend for an R-rated comedy, ranking just below Hangover II ($85.9 million), but besting both Ted ($54 million) and Sex and the City ($57 million).

How to Train Your Dragon 2 brought the heat as well, with an estimated $50 million opener.
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Box Office: '22 Jump Street' Surges With $60M; 'Dragon 2' Hits $50M

Box Office: '22 Jump Street' Surges With $60M; 'Dragon 2' Hits $50M
Laughing its way to the second-best opening of all time for an R-rated comedy, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's 22 Jump Street beat out How to Train Your Dragon 2 for the top spot at the Father's Day weekend box office with $60 million. The Hangover: Part II remains the record-holder for top R-rated comedy ($85.9 million). 22 Jump Street, costing under $60 million to produce, is a win for Sony and MGM, debuting 65 percent ahead of the first Jump Street, which debuted to $36.3 million in summer 2012. Overseas, the comedy took

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'22 Jump Street' Schools 'Dragon' on Friday

'22 Jump Street' Schools 'Dragon' on Friday
22 Jump Street got off to a commanding lead in this weekend's battle of the sequels. How to Train Your Dragon 2 could make up ground throughout the weekend, though it will almost certainly fall short of $60 million.22 Jump Street opened to a massive $25 million on Friday. That's the second-biggest R-rated comedy debut ever behind The Hangover Part II ($31.6 million). It's also nearly double the first movie's $13.2 million start. The audience skewed younger (56 percent under 25), which suggests the movie will be very front-loaded this weekend. Still, it should wind up with at least $60 million.In second place, How to Train Your Dragon 2 earned an estimated $18.5 million on Friday. That's significantly higher than the first movie's $12.1 million start. Unfortunately, it's lower than Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($20.7 million), which was the last DreamWorks Animation sequel to open in June.It can be tough to predict how animated movies are going to play throughout the weekend,
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’22 Jump Street’ Leaps with $62 Million Weekend to Lead U.S. Box Office

’22 Jump Street’ Leaps with $62 Million Weekend to Lead U.S. Box Office
Sony/MGM’s “22 Jump Street” has shown plenty of firepower with an estimated $62 million opening weekend, topping the launch of Fox/Dreamworks’ “How to Train Your Dragon 2” with a projected $50 million.

The R-rated comedy sequel took in $25 million on Friday including a solid $5.5 million at late-night Thursday shows — marking career-best launch weekends for stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.

How to Train Your Dragon 2” followed with $18 million on Friday (with $2 million on Thursday night).

Both sequels are outperforming their predecessors. “22 Jump Street,” with Tatum and Hill’s characters now in college, blew away “21 Jump Street,” which opened with $36.3 million in 2012 on its way to $138.4 million domestically.

How to Train Your Dragon 2,″ with a $145 million budget, should benefit from being one of the few animated titles in the summer season. The first “Dragon” debuted in 2010 with $43 million on went on to cume $215 million domestically and $494 million globally.

“22 Jump
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