Catch up on the top film stories of the week:
Lionsgate, Saban Brands Reboot ‘Power Rangers’ As Pic Franchise
By Mike Fleming Jr.
Hollywood’s hunger to match movies with proven brands knows no bounds. Lionsgate has announced it will team with Saban Brands to revive the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the first of what it hopes will be many live action feature films.
BOX OFFICE: ‘Neighbors’ A Raucous No. 1 As ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Hits A Wall; ‘The Other Woman’ On Strong Legs
By Anita Busch
Sony just weighed in with its numbers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Heaven is For Real and Moms’ Night Out and all three are on the high end of, well, let’s put it this way … Universal and Sony are both hoping for a heavenly holiday Sunday.
Hollywood Teamsters Boss Warns Drivers About Rise In On-Set Fistfights – Really
By David Robb
Fistfights among Teamsters on film and TV productions in Hollywood are giving the union a black eye, says the head of the union’s Hollywood local. Brawling among union drivers has gotten so bad, in fact, that Steve Dayan, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 399, has warned his members that they’ll be fired if they keep it up. He posted this memo to the local’s website yesterday. (more…)