‘Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins Joins Chadwick Boseman On Uni Thriller ‘Expatriate’
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has attached to direct Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman in Expatriate, an international thriller set around a 1970s plane hijacking. Boseman wrote the script with his writing partner Logan Coles.
Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce through their Universal-based Marc Platt Productions banner alongside Rain Man and Breaking Bad’s Mark Johnson and his Gran Via Productions. Mark Ceryak will also produce, and… Read
Fox Shuffles Dates For X-Men Movies After Gore Verbinski’s ‘Gambit’ Exit; ‘Deadpool 2’ Moves Into May
20th Century Fox has moved the dates for three of its upcoming stand-alone movies based on Marvel’s X-Men franchise. The moves come after Gore Verbinksi pulled out of directing Gambit, the Channing Tatum-starring pic. No new director is set yet, and now it moves off its February 14, 2019 release date to June 7, 2019.
Deadpool 2, meanwhile, is moving into May, with its release date changing from June 1, 2018 to May 18, positioning itself ahead of the tentpole-rich Memorial… Read
‘Black Panther’ Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Rules As The King In New Look At Comic Book Adaptation
The new trailer for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther clawed its way into the College Football Playoff national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs and revealed a new action-packed look at Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated pic set to open February 16. And for those of you who have been waiting to buy tickets for the standalone movie since Black Panther appeared Captain America: Civil War, the wait is over. Tickets are on sale now.
‘Supergirl’ Offers First-Look At Chris Wood As Mon-El In New Legion Uniform
Mon-El is back in black, and dressed like Elvis in his 1968 comeback special.
A first look at Chris Wood as Mon-El in his new Legion of Super-Heroes costume has been released in advance of the outfit’s debut in the Supergirl return to originals at 8 PM January 15 on the CW. Check it out below.
In the opener, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is struggling to heal from the injuries inflicted by Reign (Odette Annable) and remains in a dreamlike state, unable to be reached. Mon-El… Read
Netflix Sets ‘Batman’ Director Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho In Multi-Year Exclusive First Look Film Deal
EXCLUSIVE: In the latest bold step for the movie division of Netflix, the company has made one of its most significant overall deals with an A-list feature filmmaker. Matt Reeves, who moved from War For The Planet Of The Apes into writing to direct the next solo Batman movie for Warner Bros and DC, is berthing his 6th & Idaho banner to a deal that will give Netflix an exclusive first look at any feature films that Reeves wants to produce and/or direct through his… Read
‘Black Lightning’: First-Look Photo Of Nafessa Williams As Thunder In CW Series
A daughter has suited up. The CW and Warner Bros Television have released the first look at Nafessa Williams in costume as Thunder in Black Lightning, the upcoming drama series based on the titular DC superhero. Check out the photo below.
In the comic books, young Anissa and Jennifer follow in their father's footsteps and become superheroes, taking on the names of Thunder and Lightning, respectively. Twentysomething Anissa is passionate, quick-witted and balances the… Read
2017’s Record International Box Office: Highlights & What’s Ahead For 2018 – Global Studio Chart
While domestic ticket sales were down in 2017, the gross international box office is estimated to be up 5.1% to $28.8B. This comes after 2016 saw a 1.44% dip from the 2015 boom year that had included Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Furious 7, Jurassic World and more. There are a couple of factors helping goose this year, not the least of which is China and the inclusion of a new online ticketing fee that’s factored into grosses. But speaking with international-minded… Read
Peter Bart: Hollywood Gives Indies Its Awards Now, But Riches Await Spring-Summer Tentpoles
Welcome to a Hollywood week that will be at once celebratory and cynical. Everywhere in town this week someone is bestowing an award that will celebrate original and creative filmmaking. Behind the scenes, meanwhile, the majors are preparing to unveil their 2018 release schedules packed with more sequels and remakes than at any time within memory – a veritable feast of franchises. "The film industry is returning to the comfort of the familiar," as The Economist observed… Read
‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Star DeWanda Wise Lands Plum Role Opposite Brie Larson In ‘Captain Marvel’
EXCLUSIVE: She’s Gotta Have It star DeWanda Wise has landed a co-star role opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, the Anna Boden-Ryan Fleck-directed Marvel superhero pic. She’ll co-star opposite Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn. Wise takes the role just as Netflix renewed for a second season She’s Gotta Have It, the series adaptation of Spike Lee’s breakthrough film about a woman balancing a life with three lovers.
It marks the first major movie… Read
Walter Hamada Named President Of DC Films At Warner Bros
New Line Production EVP Walter Hamada, one of the key executives in charge of the label’s horror successes It and The Conjuring franchise, will now oversee DC films at the studio as Warner Bros Group president Toby Emmerich evolves the unit at Warner Bros. Hamada is being named President, DC-Based Film Production, Warner Bros.
The news comes a month after Justice League producer and Warner Bros co-president of production Jon Berg segued out of his role to become Roy Lee’s… Read
Director James Gunn Calls Jodie Foster’s Superhero Take-Down “Old-Fashioned”
Jodie Foster’s fracking take on superhero movies is, says the director of a few such films, “old-fashioned” if not “totally without basis.”
James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Super tweeted a six-part response to Foster’s recent comments to Radio Times comparing movies to both theme parks and hydraulic fracturing. The Guardians are even expected to appear in the upcoming mega-hero mash-up Avengers: Infinity War.
Read Gunn’s… Read
Worldwide Box Office Hits Record $39.92 Billion In 2017: ComScore
According to comScore figures this New Year’s Eve, the worldwide box office has hit a record $39.92B. That’s up 3% over 2016 and makes 2017 the highest-grossing year ever in global box office history.
While domestic box office is set to ring in 2018 with a close on 2017 of $11.12B, 2.3% down from 2016’s record $11.4B, the international box office helped propel the global estimated final to its own record.
With $28.8B at overseas turnstiles, 2017 was partly enhanced by a… Read