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‘Black Hammer’ Movies, TV Shows in the Works at Legendary

  • Variety
Legendary Entertainment has bought movie and television rights to Jeff Lemire’s “Black Hammer” comic series universe.

The company, a subsidiary of the China-based Wanda Group, made the announcement Tuesday. Lemire will serve as an executive producer with Dean Ormston, the co-creator and illustrator of the comic series. The “Black Hammer” comics were first published by Dark Horse Comics in 2015.

Black Hammer is a superhero who joined with other superheroes — including Golden Gail, Barbalien, and Colonel Weird — to save Spiral City but in process became trapped in a timeless farm town with little chance of escape. It has received two Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including best new series in 2017.

Lemire has also published graphic novels “Essex County” and “Sweet Tooth,” and is in development for film and television projects that include “Descender” and “A.D. After Death” at Sony Pictures; “Underwater Welder” with Ryan Gosling attached to direct; “Essex
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Red Notice’ Heads To November 2020

  • Deadline
Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Red Notice’ Heads To November 2020
Dwayne Johnson’s Red Notice is moving back five months to Nov. 13, 2020 from its June 12, 2020 release.

It takes the spot on the calendar occupied by an untitled Universal event film. Currently the only other major studio title is Paramount’s Rugrats on that date.

Johnson reteams with his Skyscraper and Central Intelligence writer/director, Rawson Marshall Thurber, in this international action-thriller. Johnson plays an Interpol agent tasked with capturing the most wanted art thief in the world.

The film will be produced by the returning Skyscraper team, including Beau Flynn for his Flynn Picture Co.; Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia for their Seven Bucks Productions; and Thurber for his Bad Version, Inc. Wendy Jacobson executive produces.
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Red Notice’ Pushed Back Five Months

  • Variety
Universal Studios has pushed back Dwayne Johnson’s “Red Notice” five months from June 12, 2020, to Nov. 13, 2020.

The studio made the announcement Thursday. Johnson reteams with his “Skyscraper” and “Central Intelligence” writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber and plays an Interpol agent tasked with capturing the most-wanted art thief in the world.

The film will be produced by the returning “Skyscraper” team, including Beau Flynn for his Flynn Picture Co.; Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia for their Seven Bucks Productions; and Thurber for his Bad Version, Inc. Wendy Jacobson executive produces.

Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot came on board in April. Johnson is expected to get his first $20 million paycheck for the gig. Universal won a bidding war for the project in February in the wake of the surprise success of Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which starred Johnson with Kevin Hart.

“Red Notice” was the only title slotted
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Red Notice’ Pushed Back 5 Months to Fall 2020

  • The Wrap
Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Red Notice’ Pushed Back 5 Months to Fall 2020
Dwayne Johnson’s “Red Notice” is being pushed from June 12, 2020 to Nov. 13, 2020, Universal Pictures announced Thursday.

Gal Gadot will also star in the international action-thriller that will be written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. The “Skyscraper” producing team, consisting of Beau Flynn for his Flynn Picture Co., Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia for their Seven Bucks Productions, and Thurber for his Bad Version, Inc., will be back to produce this film. Wendy Jacobson will executive produce.

The only other film currently slated for Nov. 13, 2020 is the “Rugrats” movie. Gadot’s other movie, “Wonder Woman 1984,” is opening on June 5, 2020.

Also Read: Gal Gadot Joins Dwayne Johnson's 'Red Notice'

Almost every major studio bid on rights to the action comedy, with Universal and Legendary winning out and handing The Rock his career-best paycheck of $22 million. Thurber is said to receive an eight-figure salary while the project itself will cost upwards of $125 million.
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Are the days of the big name headliners disappearing?

Tom Jolliffe looks at whether the days of the superstar headliner are disappearing with audiences more drawn to franchises or film concepts than the stars attached…

You could say it started in Hollywood’s classic era. The movie star. The big name. They were in some ways manufactured, or at least their image was. Rock Hudson for example, a granite carved poster boy for masculinity, was hiding the fact he was gay (which was virtually sacrilege in those days). People would flock in masses to see particular stars in action, whether it was Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, James Cagney, or the female starlets of the age, Katherine Hepburn, or a little later an icon like Marilyn Monroe.

There was a lull when the appeal of that studio led golden age was disappearing, and to an extent, the stars with it. Studios were like football teams. They had a squad of talent signed,
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Demi Lovato Is 90 Days Sober After Suffering Overdose, Singer's Mom Reveals

Demi Lovato Is 90 Days Sober After Suffering Overdose, Singer's Mom Reveals
Demi Lovato's mom is giving an update on her daughter's health, three months after her overdose. Dianna De La Garza is a guest on the latest episode of the Conversations with Maria Menounos podcast, during which she reveals that the 26-year-old "Skyscraper" singer is 90 days sober. "She has 90 days and I couldn't be more thankful or more proud of her, because addiction, being a disease, it is work," Dianna says to host Maria Menounos on the episode. "It's very hard, it's not easy, and there are no shortcuts." When asked what caused Demi to relapse in July, leading to her hospitalization, Dianna says she "can't really say for sure," explaining, "I really...
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‘My Hero Academia’ Live-Action Movie in the Works at Legendary

  • Variety
Legendary is producing a live-action feature film version of Shueisha’s Japanese manga franchise “My Hero Academia.”

The company, a subsidiary of the China-based Wanda Group, made the announcement Wednesday and noted that the franchise, created by Kohei Horikoshi, has more than 17 million copies in circulation and was the 2017 winner of the Sugoi Japan Award for best manga. It’s also been adapted into an anime television series, which has aired for three seasons.

My Hero Academia” is set in a world in which 80% of humanity has developed some sort of special powers, known as quirks — not all of them super, and not all used for good — and focuses on a young boy who obsessively follows the new heroes while having no abilities of his own.

The project will be produced by Legendary, with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter overseeing on behalf of the company, and Ryosuke Yoritomi in charge on behalf of Shueisha.
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Release Pushed Back 9 Months to Summer 2020

  • The Wrap
Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Release Pushed Back 9 Months to Summer 2020
Disney has moved “Jungle Cruise,” the Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt starring vehicle, back nine months to July 24, 2020.

Disney also unset an untitled Marvel movie that was previously set for one weekend after “Jungle Cruise’s” new date on July 31, 2020. “Jungle Cruise” was previously dated for October of 2019.

Dwayne Johnson also tweeted the announcement for the film’s new date, promising an “adventure of a lifetime.”

It’s Official – July 24th, 2020.

Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages.

My partner in crime, Emily Blunt and I, lovingly invite you to join us for The Adventure Of A Lifetime.

All aboard…????@DisneyStudios Jungle Cruise

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— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 19, 2018

Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows”) is directing the film based on the Disney World ride, which takes guests on a tour of the rivers,
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Fast and Furious Producer Hits Hobbs and Shaw Spin-Off with a Lawsuit

Fast and Furious Producer Hits Hobbs and Shaw Spin-Off with a Lawsuit
Universal is being sued by Fast and Furious producer Neal Moritz over Hobbs and Shaw. The spin-off hasn't had the best of luck since the project was announced. Certain cast members from the franchise have thrown shade at the standalone thriller, and now it's being sued by one of the franchise's producers. Production is currently underway, and Dwayne Johnson recently shared the first picture of Idris Elba's villain from the set, welcoming him to the team, along with Jason Statham. So, at the very least, things seem to be going well on the production side of things.

Neal H. Moritz claims that Universal Pictures is in breach of an oral contract between himself and the studio. Moritz goes on to claim that the studio committed "promissory fraud" when it removed him as lead producer on the Hobbs & Shaw movie. Moritz wants his lead producer title back and is claiming
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The Den of Geek Podcast: Nycc 2018 Highlights and More

Michael Ahr Dave Vitagliano Oct 12, 2018

For the October early edition of G! News, we cover the news coming out of New York Comic Con, plus Chin Han of Skyscraper.

G! News, our Den of Geek podcast, continues with the first half of September 2018. Twice a month, the hosts pull some of the more discussable topics from the recent goings-on in movies, television, comics, and gaming to add their own commentary while directing listeners to where they can read more about the entertainment news they talk about.

Read and download the Den of Geek Nycc 2018 Special Edition Magazine right here!

It's New York Comic Con season, and quite a few of our stories come from panel announcements and interviews. We have news from a Mortal Engines interview with Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, and director Christian Rivers. A surprising casting announcement came out of a panel for The Boys on Amazon Prime Video as well,
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'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Dances Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Eighth Grade Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Skyscraper (action-thriller; Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland...
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Interview with Chin Han: More Talented Asians need to get an opportunity in Hollywood.

Due to the recent huge success of Asians in Hollywood, through productions such as “Crazy Rich Asians”, “Searching”, and Netflix series “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, it is no surprise that the room for Asian actors and actresses is getting bigger and bigger.

With more than 20 years of experience in stage, film and TV, Chin Han is one of the most active actors, and he has been expanding his career further in Hollywood. The veteran actor became an Academy member in 2018, the first Singaporean actor to do so.

His career is getting wider and bigger, starting from Singaporean Cinema, and breaking into Hollywood a decade ago. His roles get more significant as time passes, from “The Dark Night” to “Ghost in the Shell” to the Netflix series “Marco Polo”, and the recently released blockbuster “Skyscraper. ” However, the 48-year-old veteran still looks for another challenge in his acting career.
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October 9th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Trick ’R Treat and House On Haunted Hill (1999) Collector’s Editions, Hotel Transylvania 3

  • DailyDead
For the second week of October, I hope horror fans have their wallets ready, because there are a multitude of Blu-rays and DVDs that would be perfect editions to your home entertainment collections, especially with All Hallows' Eve being just right around the corner. The fine folks at Scream Factory are truly doing the dark lord’s work this Tuesday, as they've put together some incredible Collector’s Edition Blu-rays for both House on Haunted Hill (1999) and Michael Dougherty’s Trick ’r Treat.

As far as recent releases go, Hotel Artemis and Skyscraper arrive on various formats this Tuesday, and while they both may not be straight-up genre films, each of these films flew under the radar upon their theatrical releases, and I found them both to be a lot of fun and very much worth a watch, so I felt like including them here. Also, for all the kiddos out there,
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Exclusive ‘Skyscraper’ Clip Reveals an Extended Opening Scene

Exclusive ‘Skyscraper’ Clip Reveals an Extended Opening Scene
Skyscraper, the movie where Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fights a building, hits Blu-ray this week. To celebrate, we’re bringing you an exclusive Skyscraper clip featuring an extended opening sequence from the film. Here, Johnson and co-star Pablo Schreiber end up in a tense hostage negotiation scene at a farmhouse. Things don’t go so well. Watch the Skyscraper clip […]

The post Exclusive ‘Skyscraper’ Clip Reveals an Extended Opening Scene appeared first on /Film.
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New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Exorcist II: The Heretic’, ‘Skyscraper’, ‘House on Haunted Hill’

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Exorcist II: The Heretic’, ‘Skyscraper’, ‘House on Haunted Hill’
(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) Welcome back, physical media fans. It’s the start of October, so we’re kicking things off with two creepy titles worth owning…and […]

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Skyscraper: Chin Han and the Savior Complex

Michael Ahr Oct 2, 2018

Although Skyscraper banks on a familiar action-adventure formula, the genius millionaire played by Chin Han is wholly unique.

Skyscraper has been described as a hybrid of Towering Inferno and the Die Hard franchise, but none of those movies featured a character quite like millionaire visionary Zhao Long Ji, played by Singaporean actor Chin Han. With the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of the film on October 9, 2018, Chin Han looked back on the unique nature of his character who, although he exhibited hubris in designing such a massive artistic structure, was neither villainous nor directly at fault for the peril of Dwayne Johnson’s Will Sawyer and his family.

Despite the differences, Chin Han acknowledges the influence of earlier disaster films but also argues that Skyscraper updates the concept. “When I read the script it evoked a lot of memories from all those films, so yeah, I do love this particular genre of movie,
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Water Cooler: First Man, Survivor, Manifest, Skyscraper, Channel Zero, Little Giants, Hell House LLC 2, Los Pollos Hermanos Chocolates

Water Cooler: First Man, Survivor, Manifest, Skyscraper, Channel Zero, Little Giants, Hell House LLC 2, Los Pollos Hermanos Chocolates
On the October 1, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about what we’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all […]

The post Water Cooler: First Man, Survivor, Manifest, Skyscraper, Channel Zero, Little Giants, Hell House LLC 2, Los Pollos Hermanos Chocolates appeared first on /Film.
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Can Tiffany Haddish Keep Up Her Box Office Winning Streak?

  • Variety
Can Tiffany Haddish Keep Up Her Box Office Winning Streak?
A star is born, but we’re not talking about Lady Gaga just yet.

Tiffany Haddish returned to multiplexes, this time around with Kevin Hart, for her first co-lead role since the breakout hit “Girls Trip.” The 2017 raunchy comedy with Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith struck a chord with moviegoers and picked up a number of accolades, launching Haddish into superstardom. It’s already been a banner year for the bawdy entertainer, and audiences were eager to see Haddish back on the big screen.

She didn’t disappoint. “Night School” launched with a solid $28 million, notching the best opening for a broad comedy in 2018. Universal’s “Night School” reunited Haddish with “Girls Trip” director Malcolm D. Lee and producer Will Packer, but this attempt didn’t leave quite the same impression on critics. That didn’t matter. Though the longtime box office draw of Hart can’t be discredited,
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Film Review: The Promise (2017) by Sophon Sakdaphisit

Bangkok 1997. Ib’s and Boum’s families are hit hard by the financial crisis. Their dads, who started a Housing Tower Project together, are now running out of business. The girls are desperate and afraid of the future. They climb up the construction site of the Tower and make a promise to kill themselves. But the double suicide doesn’t happen when Boum does not join her friend in death. After 20 years, the ghost of Ib craves for Boum’s daughter as a sacrifice for her broken promise.

The Promise is screening at /Slash Festival

Director Sophon Sakdaphisit is famously known for his horror movies. Focusing on special settings like hospitals, whirlpools or in this case a Skyscraper, Sakdaphisit has an eye for spooky environments. Awarded with Thailand National Film Association Award for Best Script and Best Director, his works have become a major influence to the genre around the world.
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Summer 2018: The Winners & The Losers at The Us Box Office

  • HeyUGuys
Now that’s what I call a summer! Heat, actual heat. Weeks on end of prolonged sunshine and blue skies. This was the kind of summer that only used to exist in the movies. The irony of course is that baking sunshine and relentless barbecue conditions are the sworn enemy of the film industry, keeping its target audience outside drinking cold beers when they should be huddled in the cinema instead, eating unjustifiably expensive popcorn.

Miraculously, the twin threats of unexpected sunshine and the World Cup did not have the disastrous effect on box office takings one might have assumed, which suggests that 2018’s summer movie season was a bit of a decent vintage, offering up blockbusters interesting enough to tempt people off their deckchairs and into the darkened Multiplexes (or maybe they just needed two hours in a room with decent air-conditioning).

A slightly more cynical argument might be
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