Quentin Tarantino Steals The Show At Sony’s Slick Presentation Of A Pretty Dark Slate And Very Special Dog – CinemaCon
From my perspective, truly the most exciting and personally anticipated piece of footage of upcoming films touted at tonight’s kick-off Sony Pictures CinemaCon presentation was for a movie for which not one foot of film has yet to be shot.
Picking up the pieces after the Harvey Weinstein debacle, Sony and movie savvy chairman Tom Rothman nabbed a big one when they got
the rights to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming L.A.-set 1969 fantasia, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood… Read
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Clip: ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Debuts Exclusive Look At Marvel’s Ultimate Team-Up Pic
A new, never before seen clip from the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War dropped tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live ahead of the movie’s release on April 27. The exclusive clip kicked off “Avengers: Infinity War Week” on the late-night talk show at ABC.
Tonight was an appropriate night to debut the clip as the ultimate Marvel Cinematic Universe team-up pic was making its World Premiere across the street from show. The clip featured Bruce Banner (aka The Hulk aka Mark… Read
Sony At CinemaCon: Will Ferrell Sings Celine Dion; ‘Holmes & Watson’, ‘White Boy Rick’ & More
At last year’s CinemaCon, it was all about the jaw-dropping footage from Blade Runner 2049 which Sony had foreign on, but this year the Culver City lot started with the funny, specifically Holmes & Watson star Will Ferrell and built to star-studded end session that included Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams from Venom and Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio chatting about their next collaboration Once Upon a Time in Hollywood due out Aug. 9, 2019.
The studio’s emphasis to… Read
‘The Equalizer 2’s Antoine Fuqua, Jason Blumenthal On Franchise Potential & How The Film Speaks To Women – CinemaCon
Antoine Fuqua is once again reteaming with Denzel Washington on the second installment of Equalizer, a film which marks the first sequel for both Washington and Fuqua. “He's a mysterious character. You don't really get to see these types of films where you have an amazing actor like Denzel Washington playing a role like this; where he is a superhero but very grounded and very real,” Fuqua told Deadline before hitting the CinemaCon stage during Sony’s presentation.
Sony Dates ‘Jumanji’ Sequel For December 2019 – CinemaCon
During the tail end of Sony’s film slate presentation at CinemaCon, chairman Tom Rothman announced the release date for the next Jumanji installment for December 2019. “Don’t give all your screens to Star Wars,” Rothman said to the exhibitors seated in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, the reboot of the 1995 Robin Williams-starring adventure pic, is officially the studio's highest-grossing film ever at the domestic box office, overtaking Sam… Read
Christina Aguilera, Melissa McCarthy Hit High Notes In James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special”
James Corden’s The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special received the diva treatment as Christina Aguilera joined the talk show host to sing some of her greatest hits. And while they were singing her seminal hit Dirrty, Melissa McCarthy popped up from the backseat just in time to spit the rhymes of Redman’s portion of the song.
While on their song-filled ride (before McCarthy’s cameo), Aguilera and Corden gave the late night talk show host a lesson in diva… Read
Quentin Tarantino & Leonardo DiCaprio Make Surprise Appearance At CinemaCon To Talk ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’
Sony capped off its CinemaCon 2018 presentation with a surprise: Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio took the stage at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace to chat about their upcoming feature Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which they haven’t shot a frame of yet.
Tarantino said that the pic takes place in LA in 1969 during the counterculture explosion and “block by block” this summer he’ll take LA back to that era.
“It takes place during the 1969 Hollywood era at the… Read
As Tom Hardy Promised, A New ‘Venom’ Trailer Drops At CinemaCon – Watch
It wouldn’t be a CinemaCon Sony presentation unless they unveiled another Venom trailer, and that’s exactly what happened tonight, just as star Tom Hardy teased on Instagram over the weekend. Sony said the trailer would drop tomorrow, but here it is now for you to watch.
In the trailer, we see more Venom than the first trailer, which largely focused on Hardy’s alter ego Eddie Brock. “See we didn’t forget to put Venom in the movie!” exclaimed Sony Motion Pictures boss Tom… Read
‘Superfly’ Helmer Director X On Making An Action Film That Is “An Escape With Melanin” – CinemaCon
“Superfly is timeless. It’s the definition of cool,” said Director X to open the Superfly portion of Sony’s slate presentation at the 8th annual CinemaCon confab. The time for X’s iteration of the classic film is different. It’s set in 2018 Atlanta unlike the original, which was 1972 Harlem. “One thing has remained,” asserted X, “The hustle.”
Speaking with Deadline before the presentation, X contributed his decision to tackle this film as his first studio feature to its… Read
Sony Gives New Title To ‘Goosebumps 2’- CinemaCon
The release date is still Oct. 12, 2018, but Sony’s sequel Goosebumps 2 will now be released as Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.
Last month, R.L. Stine had leaked out that the new title was Goosebumps: Slappy Halloween. That’s not the case.
Part 2 stars Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Ari Sandel directs. And is Jack Black back? The voice of Slappy sure sounds like him, but we’re told by Sony reps that it’s the voice of the puppeteer Avery Jones.
Dana Carvey Tells Conan About His George H.W. Bush Impression And Hearing From “41”
Dana Carvey was Conan O’Brien’s guest tonight and talked about doing his weekly impression of President George H.W. Bush, who then reached out to him, launching a decades-long friendship – in marked contrast to President Donald Trump’s reaction to Alec Baldwin’s Saturday Night Live impression of him.
“We had so many warm moments,” Carvey said. “It was a different time; it wasn’t scorched earth, angry politics.”
As Conan’s TBS late night show was about to start taping… Read
Former Participant Media CEO Jim Berk Exits PodcastOne Top Job
PodcastOne CEO Jim Berk has left the top job at the podcast network, saying he is moving on after positioning the company for its next chapter.
Berk joined PodcastOne two years ago, reporting to longtime friend and founder, Norm Pattiz, who serves as the company’s executive chairman.
“Jim came in and has been very very helpful in positioning the company to do a number of things we weren't able to do before hand,” Pattiz told Deadline. “Jim's task has been pretty well… Read