TWC Schedules ‘Paddington 2’ For Wide Release
The Weinstein Co./Dimension Films have just scheduled the sequel to Paddington for Jan. 12th of next year. The first film came out in the same time slot in January in 2015 and went onto make $268M worldwide, with about 71% of its gross coming from overseas audiences. Currently, there are a number of films set for the same weekend next year, which is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday but TWC steps into the date after Paramount Pictures’ animated family film Sherlock Gnome… Read
Paramount Nudges ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ To Later Release Date
Paramount Pictures is moving Sherlock Gnomes from its scheduled January 12 wide release date to March 23. The pic is a follow-up to 2011 animated hit Gnomeo and Juliet.
Johnny Depp is voicing the title character, with other stars including James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.
Sherlock now goes up against Paramount's Action Point, Fox's animated Anubis, Lionsgate/Summit's Robin Hood, Fox Searchlight's animated Isle of Dogs and Fox's untitled DWA/Blue Sky release.
The January 12… Read
Which Festival Debuts In The South Of France Might Travel All The Way To Oscar? — Cannes
Because of its early calendar spot in the awards game, the Cannes Film Festival is not always the best gauge for predicting Oscar success. But many a major nominee has appeared first in Cannes, even if its overall importance to the Oscars is nowhere near as key as Telluride, Venice and Toronto can be when they kick off the official awards season in early September.
Only one Academy Award winner came out of Cannes last year: Iran’s The Salesman for Foreign Language Film… Read
Emma Booth Cast In Universal’s ‘Extinction’; Andy Buckley Horror Indie ‘All Light Will End’
Australian actress Emma Booth is reuniting her Hounds of Love director Ben Young in Universal’s sci-fi thriller Extinction, starring Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan. Good Universe and Mandeville Films are producing the film, which is slated for release January 26. It follows a man who has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into a reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on brutality and destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to… Read
XYZ Films Spotlights Undiscovered International Talent — Deadline Disruptors
It’s been less than 10 years since plucky entrepreneurs and UCLA grads Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian co-founded XYZ Films at the ripe old age of 25, and since then, the three have built the integrated production and sales outfit into one of the premier destinations for undiscovered international talent. Based in Los Angeles, XYZ has demonstrated the gumption to look beyond its home turf in search of new voices, never shying away from local-language product… Read
The Horse’s Mouth 8: The Importance Of Feeling Important
The Horse's Mouth is an ongoing feature with a collection of the more head-scratching comments and/or crazy conversations we've had with people in the industry that made us laugh. We thought we'd share them with you as we roll into Memorial Day weekend:
PUBLICIST: Can you capitalize his title in front of his name?
PUBLICIST: It makes him feel more important to have it capitalized.
PRODUCER: I have no movies. I lost my… Read
‘Pirates’ Sailing, ‘Baywatch’ Beached — Box Office Friday Matinees
UPDATED 12:10 PM: Matinee grosses are starting to come in and so far the fifth installment of Disney’s, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp’s Pirates franchise is playing well. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is on track to take in about $24M to $26M today — that includes the $5.5M it grossed in previews last night. So that means that right now, it’s estimated to take around $65M for the three-day with a four-day weekend of right around $75M to $80M. On the… Read
Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Snags L.A. Film Fest Debuting ‘The House On Coco Road’
EXCLUSIVE: If Ava DuVernay wasn't busy enough with Season 2 of Queen Sugar debuting next month and post-production on Disney's A Wrinkle In Time, the Oscar nominee is still keeping her hand in the indie world with ARRAY's acquisition of The House on Coco Road.
The sixteenth pick-up by the seven-year old DuVernay founded film collective, the Damani Baker helmed documentary examines the filmmaker's own family after they left Oakland, CA only to find themselves in the sights… Read
Chloe Zhao’s ‘The Rider’ Lassos Top Directors’ Fortnight Prize – Cannes
Chloe Zhao’s The Rider has taken the Art Cinema Award in the Directors’ Fortnight section here at the Cannes Film Festival. Although the Fortnight is a non-competitive sidebar, partners of the Société des Réalisateurs Français, the French directors' guild that organizes the event, do attribute honors.
This is a big win for Zhao who was also one of Deadline’s Ones to Watch this year. After 2015’s Songs My Brother Taught Me, it confirms her status as an up-and-comer to keep… Read
Croisette Queen Nicole Kidman On Coming To The Fest With Four Films & The Runaway Success Of ‘Big Little Lies’ — Cannes
Nicole Kidman has been a household name for nearly 30 years now, but her star never seems to wane. Rocketing to fame in the '80s, she survived the spotlight of a high-profile celebrity marriage to Tom Cruise and emerged triumphant from trial by tabloid. While her peers, and some of her predecessors, chased box-office success in romcoms and franchises, Kidman went for the interesting role, starting in 1995 with Gus Van Sant's mordant black comedy To Die For. Since then… Read
Brexit Raises Specter Of Disruption In Entertainment — Deadline Disruptors
It's been nearly a year since Britain made the shock decision to leave the European Union in a 52 percent to 48 percent public vote, a move that kicked off a major surge of anti-establishment and right-wing sentiment that rippled through much of the western world. After Prime Minister Theresa May began the process in March—by triggering Article 50 of The Lisbon Treaty—the country now has just two years to negotiate the tangled divorce proceedings with the EU. And while… Read
‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Has Samuel L. Jackson’s Back, Reluctantly
“Twenty-seven times — that’s how many times he tried to kill me, 27,” Michael Bryce says of notorious hitman Darius Kinkaid. Then he remembers what just happened and corrects himself: “28!!”
Here is the first trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, starring Ryan Reynolds as a “protection agent” whose latest job is watching the back of his archnemesis (Samuel L. Jackson). “This man has killed more than 150 people,” Bryce says as he waves goodbye to a group of nuns who just… Read