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David Tennant joins Rooster Teeth’s new animated series gen:Lock

Deadline is reporting that Doctor Who and Jessica Jones star David Tennant has become the latest addition to the cast of gen:Lock, the new Western anime series from Rooster Teeth.

gen:Lock takes place in the future, where Earth’s last free society finds itself on the losing side of a global war. Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) voices the lead character,mech pilot Julian Chase, with Dakota Fanning (The Alienist) and Kōichi Yamadera (Cowboy Bebop) also featuring in the voice cast.

Tennant does have a wealth of previous experience in animation, having lent his voice to the likes of How to Train Your Dragon, Ferdinand, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Final Space and DuckTales.

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John Cena to Replace Sylvester Stallone in Jackie Chan’s Action-Thriller ‘Project X’

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John Cena to Replace Sylvester Stallone in Jackie Chan’s Action-Thriller ‘Project X’
John Cena has joined Jackie Chan in the independent action-thriller “Project X,” set at a Chinese-run oil refinery in the Middle East.

Cena is replacing Sylvester Stallone in the movie, which had been developed as “Ex-Baghdad.” Scott Waugh is directing from a script by Arash Amel.

Chan will portray a Chinese private security contractor who is tasked with extracting oil workers from a refinery that’s been attacked. He teams up with a former U.S. Marine (Cena), when he learns that the attackers’ real plan is to steal the oil. Chan will also produce “Project X” along with Joe Tam, Esmond Ren, and Hans Canosa.

Cena was last seen in “Blockers” and will star in “Bumblebee” and Universal’s “The Janson Directive.” Cena made his name as a WWE star before starting another career as a movie actor more than a decade ago with “The Marine” in 2006. His credits include “12 Rounds,
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What’s Next for Disney as John Lasseter’s Exit Looms?

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On June 5, Disney hosted a lavish premiere bash for “Incredibles 2” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. There were jugglers and acrobats, balloon-making stations, performers on stilts and waiters circulating with snow cones and candy apples. Disney chief Bob Iger was there, as were director Brad Bird and voice stars Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter. But one powerhouse figure was conspicuously missing in action — John Lasseter, the creative guru credited with making Pixar a household name and reinvigorating Disney’s animation division.

Three days later, in a classic Friday-afternoon news dump, Disney announced that Lasseter would be leaving the company at the end of the year. He had been exiled for months in the wake of complaints of sexual harassment, including claims of kissing female employees on the lips and drunkenly pursuing them at wrap parties.

Lasseter’s forced departure had a feeling of inevitability. In the #MeToo/Time’s Up era,
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‘High School Musical’ Series at Disney Streaming Service Enlists ‘Ferdinand’ Writer (Exclusive)

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The planned “High School Musical” TV series in the works at Disney’s upcoming streaming service has found its writer, Variety has learned exclusively.

Tim Federle, who worked on the screenplay for the animated comedy “Ferdinand,” is attached to write and executive produce the series.

Federle is the author of a series of young adult novels that began with “Better Nate Than Ever” as well as several cocktail recipe books including “Tequila Mockingbird.” He co-wrote the libretto for the Broadway musical adaptation of “Tuck Everlasting” and won the Humanitas Prize for co-writing the screenplay for “Ferdinand.” He is also writing the screenplay for an animated film, “Foster,” with the songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. He is repped by CAA, Magnet Management, and Jackoway Tyerman.

The exact nature of the plot of the series is being kept under wraps. At this time, no one from the original films is attached to the project.
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‘A Quiet Place’ Sets Saudi Arabia Release; First For Paramount & Horror In Burgeoning Market

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‘A Quiet Place’ Sets Saudi Arabia Release; First For Paramount & Horror In Burgeoning Market
Exclusive: Paramount/Platinum Dunes’ A Quiet Place continues to break ground. The John Krasinski-helmed thriller recently crossed $300M at the global box office, on a reported $17M budget, and was a rare horror title to make it past the Chinese censors. Now, it’s got bragging rights to being the first Paramount and first horror title to get a Saudi Arabia release slot as the Kingdom opens movie theaters following a 35-year ban.

A Quiet Place passed the local censors just this week, I’ve learned, and will go out on Friday with what I understand is a 15+ certificate, although an official ratings system has yet to be officially ratified.

The film that stars Krasinski and Emily Blunt, and which has grossed $133M at the international box office before France and Japan release, will have one to two shows per day beginning at 9Pm owing to the current holy month of Ramadan.
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‘Solo’ Composer John Powell Reveals His Process for Tackling a ‘Star Wars’ Movie

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‘Solo’ Composer John Powell Reveals His Process for Tackling a ‘Star Wars’ Movie
At about the time that John Williams was conducting the world premiere of his “Adventures of Han” theme Wednesday night with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, his “Solo: A Star Wars Story” collaborator John Powell was receiving a lifetime achievement award from Ascap in Beverly Hills.

It was a bit of unplanned East Coast-West Coast synergy for the film, which opens Friday. Yet in another sense, it was also the Hollywood film-music business in microcosm: The iconic American composer unveiling his latest addition to the “Star Wars” canon that helped make him famous, as the British composer who scored “Solo” was being recognized as among the most respected of those currently working in the field.

Both are quiet, unassuming, and very hard-working composers, although of different generations and from very different backgrounds. “Solo,” the second standalone “Star Wars” movie after 2016’s “Rogue One,” had a complex production history – all the more
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Nick Jonas, Mustard & Chloe x Halle will perform at the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards

The MTV Movie and TV Awards honor the best achievements on the big screen and the small screen, but it wouldn’t be an MTV event without music. The network has announced two performances for the telecast on June 18: Nick Jonas and Mustard will perform their collaboration “Anywhere” (watch the video above), while Chloe x Halle will sing a medley of their songs “Warrior” and “The Kids Are Alright.”

Mustard is a producer, DJ and rapper who has released two studio albums: “10 Summers” (2014) and “Cold Summer” (2016), both of which feature guest appearances by high-profile acts including Big Sean, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill and John Legend, among many others. As a producer he’s responsible for hits including Tyga‘s “Rack City” (2011), Rihanna‘s “Needed Me” (2016) and Lil Dicky‘s “Freaky Friday” (2018).

Nick Jonas rose to fame as a member of the sibling pop band The Jonas Brothers,
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Fall TV 2018: 13 Stars to Watch, From Jay Hernandez to Madeleine Mantock (Photos)

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Fall TV 2018: 13 Stars to Watch, From Jay Hernandez to Madeleine Mantock (Photos)
Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery – “Charmed” (CW)

The CW’s “Charmed” reboot features three new faces as the Charmed Ones. Mantock previously starred in AMC’s “Into the Badlands” as Veil. Diaz has had roles in shows like “Room 104” and “The Breaks.” Jeffery has appeared on “Shades of Blue” and “The X-Files.” But starring as three witch sisters in “Charmed” — which The CW is hoping to be a successful drama with its Sunday night time slot after “Supergirl” — will put these ladies front and center.

Daniel Ezra – “All American” (CW)

Ezra has previously appeared on series like “The Missing” and “Prime Suspect 1973.” His character Spencer is the new face of Beverly High football — and Ezra is the new face of Greg Berlanti’s high school drama that gives us “Friday Night Lights” vibes. Are we looking at the next Michael B. Jordan?

Jack Gore – “The Kids Are Alright
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‘Maze Runner’ Sequel Tops DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts

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‘Maze Runner’ Sequel Tops DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts
Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, debuted at No. 1 on the Npd VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended April 28.

The third and final film based on the post-apocalyptic “Maze Runner” young adult novels earned $58 million at the domestic box office. A trilogy collection landed at No. 12 overall and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart.

The musical hit “The Greatest Showman,” also from Fox, dropped to No. 2 after two weeks in the top spot.

The heist thriller “Den of Thieves,” from Universal Pictures, debuted at No. 3 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart after a $45 million haul at the domestic box office.

Another newcomer, Lionsgate’s “Hostiles,” debuted at No. 4 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart. The film, which stars Christian Bale as a U.S. Cavalry officer assigned
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‘Greatest Showman’ Tops Disc Sales Charts as ‘Last Jedi’ Slips to No. 2

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After two weeks at No. 1, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” finally ceded the top spot on the national home video sales charts to a new release from 20th Century Fox.

The Greatest Showman,” a musical biopic about circus showman P.T. Barnum, took the No. 1 spot the week ended April 14 on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and Npd VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

“The Last Jedi” slipped to No. 2 on both charts, selling about one-third as many discs as the Fox musical, which earned over $173 million in U.S. theaters.

No. 3 on both the overall and Blu-ray disc sales charts was Sony Pictures’ successful “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

The No. 4 spot on the two sales charts went to two different new releases. On the overall disc chart, season three
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Easily Tops DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts

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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” debuted atop the national home video sales charts by a wide margin the week ended March 31.

The eighth numbered installment of the “Star Wars” saga and the ninth live-action film in the franchise took in $620 million at the domestic box office and $1.33 billion worldwide — making it the top earner released in 2017. The Rian Johnson-directed film easily took the No. 1 spot on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart.

Dropping to No. 2 on both charts in its second week, after debuting in the top spot a week earlier, was Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which sold 29% as many copies as Last Jedi during the week.

Disney’s “Coco,” in its fifth week, moved up a slot to No. 3 on both charts.
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Kate McKinnon and Lily James Team for New Danny Boyle Comedy

Kate McKinnon and Lily James Team for New Danny Boyle Comedy
With the current season of Saturday Night Live winding down, star Kate McKinnon has found a new movie to shoot over her summer hiatus. The actress has entered negotiations to star in an Untitled Danny Boyle Comedy that will put her alongside Lily James. Universal Pictures is eyeing a summer production start for this untitled project, so we could be getting more casting updates in the very near future.

While Universal is keeping any specific plot details under wraps, the story is said to be musically-themed and set in either the 1960s or 1970s. Kate McKinnon has been set to play a talent agent, while Lily James is playing a school teacher. Danny Boyle (T2 Trainspotting) is slated to direct from a script by Richard Curtis (Love Actually), although the studio has yet to set a release date at this time. Universal Pictures will be distributing and producing alongside Working Title FIlms.
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Coco wins best animated feature at Oscars 2018

The Pixar film, a critical hit and box-office juggernaut, was a shoo-in for best animated film at the 90th Academy Awards

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Coco has won the Oscar for best animated feature at the 90th Academy Awards, bringing to a close a stellar awards season run that saw the Pixar film take home almost every award for which it was nominated. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, the Day of the Dead-themed feature was up against Loving Vincent, The Boss Baby, Ferdinand and The Breadwinner.

Related: Coco review – charmer that could bring Pixar back from the dead
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We Need to Talk About The Boss Baby's Oscar Nomination For a Quick Sec . . .

The 2018 Oscar nominations definitely contained a few surprises, but few were as puzzling as the inclusion of The Boss Baby in the best animated feature film category. Like . . . really, Academy? The Boss Baby? Are you sure? Are you absolutely sure? Blink twice if you need help. While there's something to be said about the fact the animated comedy that stars Alec Baldwin as a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying infant raked in nearly a half-billion dollars worldwide, it still scored just 52 percent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes for both critics and audiences alike. Compared to other worthy animated movies that came out this year - The Lego Batman Movie (which scored 91 percent with critics and 80 with audiences) and Cars 3 (which got 68 and 70 percent), for example - it seems odd that The Boss Baby would be ranked among critically adored nominees The Breadwinner, Coco, Ferdinand, and Loving Vincent. It's so baffling that,
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Humanitas Prize Winners Include ‘Mudbound’, ‘The Post’ & ‘Lady Bird’

Humanitas Prize Winners Include ‘Mudbound’, ‘The Post’ & ‘Lady Bird’
The Humanitas Prize winners were unveiled tonight, awarded annually to encourage, stimulate and sustain the nation's screenwriters. The 43rd annual honors for the first time separated feature film categories by genre, with Netflix’s Mudbound and Fox’s The Post tying for drama, A24’s Lady Bird winning for comedy and Fox’s Ferdinand winning for family. Other film winners unveiled tonight in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton included HBO’s documentary Cries From Syria and…
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Oscar Nominations: ‘Shape of Water’, Three Billboards’, and ‘Dunkirk’ Lead the Pack

The nominations for the 90th Academy awards were announced today, and Guillermo Del Toro‘s ‘The Shape of Water‘ seems to be continuing it’s awards show streak with 13 Oscar nominations in total. ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri‘ follows with 9 total nominations, and the third most nominated film with ‘Dunkirk‘ landing 7 total nominations, including Christopher Nolan‘s first Best Director nomination.

The big takeaway from all of these Oscar nominations is that it seems to be the year of the genre picture at this year’s awards, as the three most nominated films are essentially that. Along with ‘The Shape of Water‘, ‘Three Billboards‘ and ‘Dunkirk‘, ‘Call Me By Your Name‘, ‘Darkest Hour‘, ‘Get Out‘, ‘Lady Bird‘, ‘Phantom Thread‘ and ‘The Post‘ round out all of the films that received best picture nods this year. The directing category features four first-time nominees this year, with Paul Thomas Anderson being the
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Duke Nukem movie: John Cena set to star

Simon Brew Jan 23, 2018

John Cena is set to play Duke Nukem in the movie take on the videogame character...

It’s taken a long time, but there’s finally some solid progress on bringing the videogame character Duke Nukem to the big screen. Centring on the character of Duke, who smokes, swears, kills and saves the world, the games peaked early in their run with Duke Nukem 3D in 1996. The fourth game, Duke Nukem Forever, did indeed take pretty much forever to arrive, eventually landing in 2011. It did not land well, either.

The film version is set to be headlined by former wrestler John Cena, who most recently on the big screen lent his voice to the animated movie Ferdinand.

It’s early stages for the project, with neither a writer nor a director in place as of yet. The plan, though, is to make this is a starring vehicle for Cena,
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Duke Nukem Movie Targets John Cena

Paramount Pictures has entered early talks with actor and WWE Superstar John Cena to star in their Duke Nukem video game adaptation. The project currently doesn't have a writer or director in place, but it is being set up under the Paramount-based production company Platinum Dunes, run by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. With John Cena now eyed to star, it may not be long before the project is up and running with a writer and director.

Last year during the E3 Convention, Gearbox Studios CEO Randy Pitchford revealed they're, "putting together a deal with a major motion picture studio" for this Duke Nukemvideo game adaptation, but he wouldn't state what studio. Now that the deal has been finalized with Paramount, and with the star falling into place to play the title character, this project could be put on the fast track, but that all depends on how
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Box Office Report: Fourth 'Insidious' Gives Good Start to 2018 While 'Jumanji' and 'Last Jedi' Reach for Milestones

Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - $36.0 million ($244.3 million total) 2. Insidious: The Last Key - $29.2 million ($29.2 million total) 3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi - $23.5 million ($572.5 million total) 4. The Greatest Showman - $13.8 million ($75.9 million total) 5. Pitch Perfect 3 - $10.2 million ($85.9 million total) 6. Ferdinand - $7.7 million ($70.4 million total) 7. Molly's Game - $7.0 million ($14.2 million total) 8. Darkest Hour - $6.3 million ($28.3 million total) 9. Coco - $5.5 million ($192.0 million total) 10. All the Money in the World - $3.5 million ($20.1 million total)   The Big Stories Welcome to 2018, everybody! While critics will have to lament sitting...

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Nick and Joe Jonas Put 'Finishing Touches' on All-Black Outfits Before Golden Globes

Nick and Joe Jonas Put 'Finishing Touches' on All-Black Outfits Before Golden Globes
Nick Jonas is ready to celebrate his Golden Globes nomination on the big night!

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor and singer, 25, documented his getting ready process for the awards show on Instagram and Twitter Sunday, sharing behind-the-scenes photos of his wardrobe along with videos co-starring his brother Joe Jonas, who is accompanying him for the event in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton.

The Jonas brothers dressed in head-to-toe black including their dress shirts, bow ties and shoes. Nick showed off a bag of Versace clothes, Commes de Garçon perfume and his Time’s Up pin.

Related: #WhyWeWearBlack!
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