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‘The Conjuring’ Sequel Pushed Back to 2016
New Line has moved back its “Conjuring” sequel to 2016 and replaced it with an untitled horror film for a pre-Halloween release on Oct. 23, 2015.
The Warner Bros. division had announced in February that it had dated “The Conjuring 2″ for the 2015 opening with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga returning to star. The sequel does not have a director yet and hasn’t been set for a specific release date in 2006.
New Line topper Toby Emmerich told Variety last year that “Conjuring 2” would tap a similar vein as the first film, which largely avoided conventional horror film ploy while exploring demonic possession.
Set in Rhode Island in 1971, the story is based on the work of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren — portrayed by Wilson and Farmiga. »
- Dave McNary
Jason Momoa Talks Justice League And Starring In A Solo Aquaman Movie
As we reported yesterday, Jason Momoa made a recent appearance at this past weekend's Walker Stalker Con in Atlantis. It obviously didn't take long for talk to turn to Aquaman, and after months of denials, the actor finally opened up about what it's been like to keep his part in the DC Cinematic Universe a secret and his excitement to play the character. "Listen, I was asked to play it. You know, you audition and stuff like that, but the fact is you’ve just got to keep it quiet. You know what I mean, I was just trying to respect Warner Bros. and everyone’s wishes. I’m really, really happy that I don’t have to be quiet anymore, because that’s really hard for me." Momoa also went on to discuss how it's an "honour" for him to bring Aquaman to the big screen, adding: "The greatest »
‘Cabin Fever’ Remake Invites Eli Roth Back Into House – Afm
Eli Roth’s 2002 horror comedy Cabin Fever is getting a remake, with the original movie’s writer-director Roth returning as executive producer. He won’t have to do much writing this time, though: The plan is to use the exact same Roth-Randy Pearlstein script that was shot in 2002, and with a cast already moved in, it puts the project on the fast track. Shooting begins this week in Portland, Or.
The new version will star Teen Wolf‘s Gage Golightly, Dustin Ingram, Samuel Davis, Matthew Daddario and Nadine Crocker. Travis Zariwny (Intruder) is directing. Armory Films’ Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros and Contend’s Evan Astrowsky will produce, and Armory and Pelican Point Media are financing. Roth will exec produce with Cassian Elwes, Ike and Jaclyn Ann Suri, and Peter Fruchtman.
Elwes and CAA will handle domestic sales for Cabin Fever and Voltage international sales at the upcoming American Film Market. »
- The Deadline Team
Ayer Talks 'Suicide Squad', McKay on 'Ant-Man' Rewrites, and 'Cap 3' is Gonna Be Huge
Last week, when Warner Bros. announced its entire DC Comics slate through 2020, perhaps the biggest point of intrigue for me was the announcement of Suicide Squad, about a team of incarcerated supervillains taking on high-risk black ops missions for the U.S. government in exchange for reduced prison sentences. In addition to announcing the movie, Warners also mentioned David Ayer would helm the A-Team-esque actioner. Suicide Squad is a property I know nothing about, save for the quick premise above, but it certainly sounds promising and it seems to fit well within its director's wheelhouse. Ultimately I think it could turn out pretty well, especially if Ayer is able to make good on what he recently told Empire regarding what audiences can expect for the film: "I can say that it's a Dirty Dozen with super-villains. Then I can ask the question, 'Does a movie really need good guysc'" Further, »
- Jordan Benesh
Monday TV Ratings: Gotham and The Blacklist Slide; Sleepy Hollow Ticks Up
TV ratings for Monday, October 20th are in. Here’s a brief rundown: NBC’s The Blacklist dropped a considerable four tenths from last week, earning a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 9.37 million viewers. Fox’s silly yet enjoyable Gotham (read Dave’s recap here) was also down, garnering a 2.2 rating and 5.99 million viewers for a drop of two tenths from last week. Sleepy Hollow ticked up to a 1.8 rating and scored 5 million viewers. Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory was down a tenth to a 4.4 rating and 15.65 million viewers, while the second season premiere of The Millers earned a 2.2 rating and scored 9.13 million viewers. That’s down a tenth from last year’s season finale, but the comedy lost half of its lead-in audience from Tbbt. The new drama Scorpion was even with last week’s 2.4 rating and scored 10.52 million viewers, and NCIS: Los Angeles was »
- Adam Chitwood
Review: Kate Lyn Sheil Is the Beating Heart of 'The Heart Machine'
At SXSW, I must admit I was rather underwhelmed by the offerings. Maybe it was all the Brooklyn settings, or the abundance of 20 and 30-something malaise. Hasn’t this become stale by now? And this is coming from someone in the key demo to appreciate 20 and 30-something malaise. However, one performance stuck with me. Kate Lyn Sheil ("Sun Don't Shine"), a ubiquitous face in the indie scene if not yet a well-known name like, say, Greta Gerwig or Joe Swanberg, is undeniably a standout in Zachary Wigon’s tale of long-distance relationship woes and paranoia, “The Heart Machine.” Sheil stands out not because she “kills” the performance -- it’s not a big, showy turn -- but rather because she underplays it. It’s a difficult, somewhat inscrutable role -- and, alas, female characters who make murky choices typically throw viewers for a loop -- but as I watched her »
- Beth Hanna
Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Pretend to be a Dragon
amz asin="B00MG4RIXU" size="small"Warner Home Video is releasing several behind the scenes clips from the forthcoming extended edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and today comes a look at the performance capture work Benedict Cumberbatch put in not only voicing the dragon Smaug, but his performance was used as well. Unfortunately this behind the scenes peek doesn't also include a look at the finished product, but Cumberbatch is definitely giving it his all. You can predorder the Blu-ray here as it hits shelves on November 4, check out a couple of additional clips below starting with the Cumberbatch bit. yt id="I63cgCkRyR8" width="500" yt id="0dSpstPjONI" width="500" yt id="vLGpso_1Vi0" width="500" »
- Brad Brevet
Manhattan Creator Sam Shaw Talks Season 1, Future Plans for the Show, His Partnership with Tommy Schlamme, and Much More
One of the best shows you're not watching is Wgn America's Manhattan. Created by Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing), Manhattan offers a semi-fictionalized version of the infamous Manhattan Project – the clandestine research and development project that resulted in the creation of the atomic bomb. Over the first 13 episode season, the show explored the costs of secrecy and isolation as a result of building the "gadget," while also offering a fascinating look at the science involved in the design. I'm a huge fan of this show and was very happy to learn it's getting a second season. With the first season ending Sunday night, I recently sat down with creator Sam Shaw for an extended video interview. During our wide-ranging conversation he talked about how the show came together, his partnership with Tommy Schlamme (who directed the first two episodes), incorporating real figures into a world made up of fictitious characters, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Natalie Dormer Joins Supernatural Thriller ‘The Forest’
David Linde’s Lava Bear and Goyer — the screenwriter of the “Dark Knight” trilogy — tapped Jason Zada last year to direct “The Forest,” set in Japan. Nick Acosta and Sarah Cornwell are re-writing the script.
During the Cannes Film Festival, Focus Features picked up North American rights and announced plans to release the film on January 8, 2016. Good Universe has partnered with Lava Bear to handle international sales on the film.
The movie is set in a forest called Aokigahara, a real location in Japan where people go to end their lives, where a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister who has mysteriously disappeared — only to be confronted by the angry souls »
- Dave McNary
‘Game Of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer Heads To ‘The Forest’
Game Of Thrones and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay star Natalie Dormer will lead the David Goyer-produced supernatural thriller The Forest, about an American woman who ventures into Japan’s legendary Aokigahara forest in search of her missing twin sister. Jason Zada is directing from a script by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca, based on a Goyer idea. Goyer is producing for Phantom Four alongside Lava Bear Films, whose Tory Metzger is overseeing for the company.
Focus has domestic rights and has set a January 8, 2016 release while Good Universe and Lava Bear sell international.
- Jen Yamato
‘Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty’ Docu Set For Fall Release
Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty made its world premiere earlier this year at the SXSW Film Festival and its European premiere at the Biografilm Festival in Italy. Now Gravitas Ventures, PBS’ Frontline and Submarine Deluxe are teaming up to release the docu this fall. Submarine release theatrically on November 14,with Gravitas handling VOD day and date. PBS will broadcast the Frontline film in 2015.
Directed by BAFTA and Emmy winner Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos and produced by Simon Chinn (Searching For Sugar Man) and Andrew Mackenzie-Btty (Thriller In Manila), Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty chronicles the hunt for the notorious Mexican drug lord El Chapo (Aka Shorty). Shorty had been on the run for over a decade, during which time more than 80,000 Mexicans were murdered as a result of narco drug wars.
Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty is a Twofour, Ronachan Film and Red Box Films »
- The Deadline Team
Hunger Games: Watch Gale Complain About Peeta In This New Footage
Does anyone else appreciate the delicious irony of the excusive new Hunger Games spot being sponsored by Doritos? C.mon, Haymitch. Drop a bag of Cool Ranch into the arena so Katniss can fend off those nagging hunger pains. She has a revolution to fight. She can.t pause for lengthy snack breaks! The snack company slaps its brand on the new spot "Choice," shared via Lionsgate and meant to drum up interest in the upcoming sequel The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1. Stanley Tucci.s garish host Caesar Flickerman implores everyone to pay close attention, informing them that whoever they are, and wherever they might be, they are going to want to see this. The "Choice" in the title of the clip refers to a choice Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is making to say the words that are fed into his mouth by President Snow (Donald Sutherland). As you »
Check Out the We The Economy Animated Shorts, Adam McKay’s “The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas” and Chris Henchy’s “Gdp Smackdown”
Financial institutions have a leg-up on the American populace because economics are difficult to understand. They're also kind of boring, and Americans love to be entertained. We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss is a series of short films that attempt to use entertainment as means of educating people about the economy. Funny or Die has released two animated shorts from the anthology: "The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas" directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) and "Gdp Smackdown" by Chris Henchy (writer on The Campaign). These are interesting shorts, but they unintentionally reveal another problem in America: confirmation bias. For example, those who deny income inequality exists in America or that any solution is "socialism" won't be swayed by McKay's short. There's no argument that can upset their worldview. These shorts may use entertainment to convey economic facts, but in America, the only "facts »
- Matt Goldberg
This Is Where I Leave You review: Five-star cast in a three-star movie
Director: Shawn Levy; Screenwriter: Jonathan Tropper; Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Rose Byrne, Dax Shepard; Running time: 103 mins; Certificate: 15
A five-star cast elevates Shawn Levy's latest, This Is Where I Leave You, a comedy-drama about a family who reunite after the death of their patriarch. Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll and Adam Driver play the four estranged siblings who are brought back together by Jane Fonda's Hillary to sit shiva, a seven-day mourning period where the family must stay together.
The Altmans are a dysfunctional lot (what movie family isn't?), thanks in part to Hillary authoring Cradle and All, a warts and all book that shared a little too much about her kids' raging teenage hormones. It's Bateman's Judd who's the film's de facto lead, and he's as much in crisis as any of his siblings. »
Irish low-budget scheme reveals winners
Winning projects announced for the Irish Film Board low budget dilmmaking scheme, Catalyst Project.
The Irish Film Board has revealed the final three teams of the competitive Catalyst Project initiative, selected from more than 88 applications bidding to win the opportunity to produce a fully funded feature film.
Ifb will now provide each filmmaking team with funding to produce a low-budget feature film, with access to industry experts who will offer mentorship and guidance along the way.
The successful projects are:
Ifb chief executive James Hickey said that a “great reservoir of talent came forward” during the application stage and “the strength »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Skyline Is Definitely Getting A Sequel, Here's Who Is Starring
How do you make a sequel to Skyline? Apparently by starting from scratch with a whole new cast. Latino Review reports that Skyline's sequel Beyond Skyline will be fronted by none other than Frank Grillo, a character actor who gained some major notice last summer with a scene-stealing turn in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the gritty vigilante lead in The Purge: Anarchy. His portrayal in the latter had many comparing Grillo to Charles Bronson in Death Wish, and crying out for more Grillo. Thankfully, it seems both the filmmakers behind The Purge 3 and Beyond Skyline are happy to oblige. Now you might be wondering who Frank Grillo is set to play. After all, he wasn't in the first Skyline alongside Eric Balfour and Donald Faison, who played vfx artists trapped in Los Angeles when aliens invade. Well, if you recall most of the crew of the first »
Watch: Gorgeous, New '2001' Re-Release Trailer, It Will Give You Chills
"This is the first film I have made where the actual experience of the film is paramount to the audience," director Christopher Nolan recently told Entertainment Weekly when discussing his new film Interstellar. "You would think that's the case with Batman movies, but it's not. They're more dependent on the reaction of characters on screen. Interstellar is different. It harkens back to the direct experience films of 2001, where you're not just experiencing it through the characters, you are lost in it." Well, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is preparing to return to U.K. theaters on November 28, two weeks after Interstellar hits theaters giving audiences time to get acquainted and prepared for a film Nolan is quoted as calling "pure cinema" in this new re-release trailer. Watch below. yt id="lfF0vxKZRhc" width="640" Headline via First Showing and The Playlist »
- Brad Brevet
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1′ Reveals New TV Spot and ‘District Voices’ Web Series
Any successful film franchise requires solid world-building. In the case of The Hunger Games, that world has a way of extending into ours, thanks to Lionsgate’s brilliant marketing campaign. Their latest effort for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a five-part web series called District Voices, featuring YouTube personalities like iJustine showcasing different […]
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- Angie Han
Sins, Cops, Criminals: Watch This 12-Minute Tribute To The Films Of Martin Scorsese
Trying to encapsulate the career of Martin Scorsese in a few paragraphs, or even a 12-minute video, is no easy task. But Alexandre Gasulla has given himself that unenviable job with his video tribute to the filmmaker, and he has succeeded with flying colors. Running 12-minutes long, and covering all of Scorsese's features through "The Wolf Of Wall Street," Gasulla clearly understands the themes and preoccupations that the director has threaded through his movies over four decades. So this isn't just a random grab-bag of the best moments from Scorsese's movies, but a nicely crafted and curated selection of images and sound that gets to the essence of his work. It's solid stuff. So take a quick break from whatever you're doing and watch below. [35Mm] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Trailer and Soundtrack Info
Last night I listened to one of the new tracks curated for the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I soundtrack by Lorde called "This Is Not a Game" by The Chemical Brothers featuring Miguel and Lorde and it is a nightmare (listen below). In addition to this, the full soundtrack listing has been posted and goes as follows (via Pitchfork): Stromae: Meltdown ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Haim Chvrches: Dead Air Tove Lo: Scream My Name Charli Xcx: Kingdom ft. Simon Bon Various Artists: Track 5 Raury: Lost Souls Lorde: Yellow Flicker Beat Tinashe: The Leap Bat for Lashes: Plan the Escape Grace Jones: Original Beast Lorde: Flicker (Kanye West Rework) Xov: Animal The Chemical Brothers: This Is Not a Game ft. Miguel Lorde: Ladder Song yt id="e1S9HUNoI4k" width="640" Finally, I have a new trailer for the movie »
- Brad Brevet
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