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Rogue One Disney+ Prequel Series Recruits Black Mirror Director Toby Haynes

Rogue One Disney+ Prequel Series Recruits Black Mirror Director Toby Haynes
The Rogue One Prequel series has just taken a major step forward as production nears. Toby Haynes has been set to direct the first three episodes of the show, which will serve as a prequel to the 2016 Star Wars spin-off movie and centers on Diego Luna's Cassian Andor. Previously, Tony Gilroy, who worked on the movie during rewrites and reshoots, had been set to direct. However, due to travel concerns, Gilroy opted to surrender his directing duties, paving the way for Haynes to step in.

According to a new report, Tony Gilroy, who lives in New York City, opted not to fly to the U.K. for production on the series, which is in the works for the Disney+ streaming service. Gilroy, who directed Michael Clayton and The Bourne Legacy, had previously been set to direct the first episodes of the show. But travel concerns brought on by the
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Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart’s ultimate face-off in new Uber Eats ad

Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart’s ultimate face-off in new Uber Eats ad
In one of the most random pairings, Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart have brought the Star Wars and Star Trek fandoms together in a new ad.

Fans of the two popular franchises have often debated for decades over which is the superior space story, and now Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart have joined forces for Uber Eats in a new ad.

The Hollywood icons appear in the new ads for Uber Eats, in which they meet in an empty warehouse, where they face off and engage in a debate over the pronunciation of ‘tomato.’

The 'Star Wars' actor holds a baseball bat while Stewart wields a cricket bat.

Making reference to cinema history, Patrick Stewart engages in a heated argument as he warns Hamill “daddy’s not here to save you”, to which Mark Hamill replies “Oh I am my daddy.”

Mark Hamill, who is known best for his role as Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker,
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PlayStation Store Has Three Big Sales Discounting Tons Of Games

PlayStation Store Has Three Big Sales Discounting Tons Of Games
Get your wallets ready, PlayStation 4 owners: Sony’s latest sale for all owners of its soon-to-be-retired console is filled to bursting point with more games than you could possibly ever finish in a single lifetime. Okay, so there’s some obvious hyperbole there, but it’s certainly no exaggeration to say gamers are being spoiled for choice this time around, and thanks to some extremely competitive price points, there should be something here for all folks, regardless of budget.

If you’re looking to pick a title up for little more than the price of lunch, all of the following are currently on sale for less than $10 as part of so-called Double Discounts. The term, for those unaware, refers to an additional 50% reduction reserved exclusively for PlayStation Plus subscribers, so non-members will need to pay double for these.

Less than $10 (Double Discounts)

Dead Island Definitive Collection — $5.99 Everybody’s Golf — $5.99 GoNNER
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John Boyega Drops Jo Malone Ambassador Title After Brand Removes ‘Star Wars’ Actor From China Ad

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John Boyega Drops Jo Malone Ambassador Title After Brand Removes ‘Star Wars’ Actor From China Ad
John Boyega will no longer represent London cosmetics brand Jo Malone, he announced Monday.

“I don’t have time for nonsense. We press on and strong. Stay blessed people,” he wrote in a Twitter thread explaining his decision.

The Star Wars star, who was Jo Malone’s first male global ambassador, exited the campaign after the brand reshot a video he made for a marketing campaign and removed him from the clip.

The original ad, called “The London Gent” aired last year and saw Boyega walking around his childhood neighborhood. It also nods to his Nigerian background. The video has since won the Fragrance Foundation Virtual Award’s Best Media Campaign prize.

“Their decision to replace my campaign in China by using my concepts and substituting a local brand ambassador for me, without either my consent or prior notice, was wrong,” Boyega’s thread continued. “The film celebrated my personal story – showcasing my hometown,
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Ewan McGregor: Star Wars return for Obi Wan series is exciting

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Ewan McGregor: Star Wars return for Obi Wan series is exciting
Although Ewan McGregor briefly reprised the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for a voice cameo in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, it's been fifteen years since we last saw the actor as the Jedi Master in the flesh. That's all set to change with the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series in development for the Disney+ streaming service, and McGregor…
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Star Wars: Daisy Ridley Confirms Rey’s Parentage was in Flux for Disney’s Trilogy, From Kenobi to Palpatine

Star Wars: Daisy Ridley Confirms Rey’s Parentage was in Flux for Disney’s Trilogy, From Kenobi to Palpatine
Daisy Ridley Confirms Rey’s Parentage was in Flux for Disney’s Trilogy — Daisy Ridley on Jimmy Kimmel Live in an interview with Josh Gad admitted that Rey’s parentage across Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was in a constant state of turnover. [...]

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Bleiberg/Dimbort launches TIFF sales on James Darcy, Delroy Lindo sci-fi ‘Lx 2048’ (exclusive)

Bleiberg/Dimbort launches TIFF sales on James Darcy, Delroy Lindo sci-fi ‘Lx 2048’ (exclusive)
Delroy Lindo, Anna Brewster, Gina McKee also star.

Bleiberg/Dimbort has acquired international sales rights to Guy Moshe’s sci-fi noir Lx 2048 starring James D’Arcy and Delroy Lindo, riding high on rave reviews for Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods.

The sales team will kick off talks with TIFF buyers this week on the story, which takes place in the year 2048 as global warming has forced humanity to avoid the sun’s glare and exist in a virtual realm while popping state-sanctioned anti-depressants.

Darcy will play a dying family man who refuses to engage with the virtual realm and
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Daisy Ridley says that Rey's original parentage teased an Obi-Wan connection

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Daisy Ridley says that Rey's original parentage teased an Obi-Wan connection
The mystery surrounding Rey's (Daisy Ridley) parentage was at the center of the entire Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, but it would seem that they didn't arrive at a definite answer to that question until Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Following the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans immediately began theorizing about just what connection Rey had to the greater Star Wars universe,…
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‘Twelve Minutes’ Game Trailer: Daisy Ridley and James McAvoy Star in Interactive Time Loop Thriller

‘Twelve Minutes’ Game Trailer: Daisy Ridley and James McAvoy Star in Interactive Time Loop Thriller
As independent video games continue to push the creative envelope, they’ll continue to attract top-tier Hollywood talent to participate. Case in point: Twelve Minutes, an upcoming interactive time loop thriller that features voice work from Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class), and Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse). Check out the […]

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Dystopian Drama Lx 2048 Premieres in Virtual Cinemas and VOD September 25th

Dystopian Drama Lx 2048 Premieres in Virtual Cinemas and VOD September 25th
Time Runs Out for One Man and Mankind in Lx 2048Dystopian Near-Future Drama Premieres in Virtual Cinemasand North American VODTake the Pill September 25th. Check Out the Trailer:

Quiver Distribution, in a partnership with Chimera Pictures and Outta the Bloc, has announced the virtual theatrical and North American digital debut of writer/director Guy Moshe’s Lx 2048, a near-future dystopian drama about one father’s search for a way forward for his family before his time runs out and a clone takes his place. Lx 2048 will be available to rent or own September 25th on Amazon, iTunes, Comcast, Spectrum, Dish, DirecTV, Vudu and more in the US and Canada.

James D’Arcy headlines the cast as a man who has resisted humanity’s exodus to virtual reality. With his death fast approaching and a clone ready to step in as husband and father, Adam struggles to find a way out of his situation,
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John Boyega Gets Brutally Honest About His ‘Star Wars’ Franchise Experience

John Boyega Gets Brutally Honest About His ‘Star Wars’ Franchise Experience
John Boyega became a huge star thanks to his casting as one of the main characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Almost any actor would kill to get such a high caliber role to further their career, and Boyega was undoubtedly excited about having the biggest role given to a Black actor in the […]

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‘Tenet’ Advance Ticket Sales Besting ‘Dunkirk’ & ‘Interstellar’ In US, UK & Australia – Movio Insights

‘Tenet’ Advance Ticket Sales Besting ‘Dunkirk’ & ‘Interstellar’ In US, UK & Australia – Movio Insights
Exclusive: Here’s the first good sign we’ve gotten on advance tickets sales for Warner Bros.’ Tenet, particularly here in the U.S.

Movio cinema analytics corp tells Deadline that pre-sales for Christopher Nolan’s latest is outpacing his previous movies Interstellar and Dunkirk at the same point in their advance sales cycle for the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia.

In the UK and Australia, Movio measured two days before the pic’s opening this coming weekend, and for the U.S. a week prior to its early access Aug. 31 preview.

Stateside, Movio noticed that there’s been significantly more single ticket purchases for Tenet (55%) compared to Dunkirk (20%) and Interstellar (47%).

While the statistical notion has always been that advance tickets sales aren’t always a clear predictor of box office openings, in a pre-pandemic marketplace, that theory was continually dismissed as we’ve saw massive advance ticket sales
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George Lucas Reportedly Wants To Direct A New Star Wars Trilogy

George Lucas Reportedly Wants To Direct A New Star Wars Trilogy
According to sources close to Wgtc – the same ones who told us [Spoilers] would be revealed as a traitor in The Rise of Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano will appear in The MandalorianGeorge Lucas wants to direct a new, original Star Wars trilogy. The renowned filmmaker would like to develop and helm it for Lucasfilm but apparently, only under the condition that his company’s current figurehead – Kathleen Kennedy – isn’t involved in any way.

From what we’re told, Lucas does not have a great relationship with Kennedy at the moment. According to our intel, he blames her for “ruining” the Sequel Trilogy and supposedly wants to become more involved with his own franchise moving forward. However, he won’t do so until Kennedy is gone from Lucasfilm.

The so-called Sequel Trilogy – comprised of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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Federal Judge Paves Way for Hollywood Studios to Own Movie Theaters Again

Federal Judge Paves Way for Hollywood Studios to Own Movie Theaters Again
There once was a time when movie studios were more like fiefdoms, and movie theaters as much a part of their realm as the actors signing exclusive contracts in the hopes of stardom. It was called the Golden Age of Hollywood. Via vertical integration of movie production, distribution, and exhibition, studios had airtight control of what content was available at what theaters in what markets throughout the country. The studios could also force theaters they did not own to blindly buy blocks of movie content at unlimited sizes. Now after 70 years and the advent of internet streaming, those days look like they may be coming back.

That is at least one takeaway from Friday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres, which overturned the precedents established by several landmark court decisions in the 1940s, including the U.S. Supreme Court decision, United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. (1948), and gave the U.
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10 Strange Facts about Star Wars: The Force Awakens

10 Strange Facts about Star Wars: The Force Awakens
A person could write a book on all that goes on behind the scenes and the inspirations that come and go when making a Star Wars movie, and likely there are several people that have done such a thing. But trying to get every piece of information to had has to be a task and a half since the whole idea of compiling so many moments and minutiae would drive just about anyone over the bend. But that’s why it’s fun to look around and see who’s managed to compile what in an attempt to find out just what was

10 Strange Facts about Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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New Abu Dhabi Film Commission Head Talks Building Studio Space, Attracting Hollywood & Whether The UAE Could Get A Major Film Festival

New Abu Dhabi Film Commission Head Talks Building Studio Space, Attracting Hollywood & Whether The UAE Could Get A Major Film Festival
Exclusive: Hans Fraikin was the founding commissioner of the Quebec Film and TV Council, where during his tenure the region saw $1.5Bn in inward investment, staging shoots for titles including 300 and X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as becoming a world leader in animation.

Now, he has set up shop in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, the Middle East city which is attempting to establish itself as a global hub for film and TV shoots. To date, the location has housed shoots including 6 Underground, Sonic The Hedgehog, Mission: Impossible – Fallout (where they filmed the famous Halo stunt jump), Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Fast & Furious 7. The location is also popular with high-profile Bollywood shoots, with its proximity to India and tax rebate system proving a draw for producers from that huge industry. Recent large scale Indian productions include Bang Bang, Baby and Tiger Zinda Hai.

Going forward,
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Three New Films by Steve McQueen Will World Premiere at the 58th New York Film Festival

Three New Films by Steve McQueen Will World Premiere at the 58th New York Film Festival
Following his crime thriller Widows, Steve McQueen is returning this year with a project of great ambition and scope. Small Axe, an anthology series from BBC and Amazon Prime Video, is made up of five new feature films, each one directed and co-written by the 12 Years a Slave helmer. While it was revealed that two of the films were originally set to premiere as part of the Cannes Film Festival 2020 lineup, it’s now been announced where they will make their world premieres, along with another film in the anthology.

Film at Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival has unveiled that one of the films in the anthology, Lovers Rock (pictured below), will be the Opening Night film of the 58th edition, while two others––Mangrove and Red, White and Blue (pictured above)––will premiere in the festival’s Main Slate. Set from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s,
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First Look At John Boyega In Steve McQueen’s BBC/Amazon Drama ‘Small Axe’

First Look At John Boyega In Steve McQueen’s BBC/Amazon Drama ‘Small Axe’
Exclusive: Above is the first sneak peek of John Boyega in Steve McQueen’s hotly-anticipated series Small Axe, which will drop on the BBC and Amazon later this year.

McQueen’s anthology drama, which has been in the works since 2014, tells five stories from within London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s.

Boyega’s episode is titled Red, White And Blue, and will feature the Star Wars actor as Leroy Logan, a real-life Metropolitan Police officer who wanted to change the force from within after he saw his father assaulted by two policemen.

Logan was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2001 for his role in developing anti-racist policies for the police. He retired as a superintendent in 2013 after 30 years of service.

Boyega stars alongside Steve Toussaint (Prince of Persia) in Red, White And Blue, while they will be joined by newcomers Tyrone Huntley, Nathan Vidal and Jaden Oshenye.
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Tom Pollock’s Legacy: Lawyered Hollywood’s Greatest Deal, The One That Gave George Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Rights

Tom Pollock’s Legacy: Lawyered Hollywood’s Greatest Deal, The One That Gave George Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Rights
Much will be said about the memory and accomplishments of Tom Pollock, who passed away at age 77. He presided over Universal Pictures in a strong period in the ’80s and early ’90s when the studio released 200 pictures that globally grossed $10 billion and released Steven Spielberg’s then all time box office champ Jurassic Park and Best Picture Oscar winner Schindler’s List back to back. He and Ivan Reitman built a successful company in The Montecito Picture Company. But Pollock’s singular accomplishment is being the lawyer who made the greatest deal ever for a filmmaker, his first client George Lucas when Pollock started the firm Pollock, Rigrod, and Bloom, which later became Pollock, Bloom and Dekom, and then Bloom Hergott. Back when Star Wars was being relaunched by LucasFilm and JJ Abrams, Deadline got Pollock to explain how it all happened. Here is the interview from 2015:

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Maisie Richardson-Sellers Talks 'Kissing Booth 2,' Her 'Legends of Tomorrow' Future and Working With Carrie Fisher

Maisie Richardson-Sellers Talks 'Kissing Booth 2,' Her 'Legends of Tomorrow' Future and Working With Carrie Fisher
With her very first on-camera job, Maisie Richardson-Sellers landed on the biggest stage possible, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “What could have been a really intimidating experience” turned into something “pleasurable,” she recalls, thanks to her scene-mate, the late Carrie Fisher.

The British actress, who also plays punk-rock shapeshifter Charlie on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, is expanding her purview with the recently launched Barefaced Productions, a company that will focus on storytelling about people of color and the Lgbtqai+ community. As such, the banner’s first project is the short film Sunday’s Child, which centers on a young,...
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