Tom Cruise, Jake Gyllenhaal on DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’ Shortlist (Exclusive)
Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Armie Hammer, and Jake Gyllenhaal are on the shortlist of actors DC Entertainment is considering pursuing for the role of Hal Jordan in “Green Lantern Corps,” multiple people with knowledge of the project exclusively tell TheWrap. The casting process is still in the very early stages, and there are no talks with any of the actors as of yet. DC is considering whether Reynolds, who played Jordan in the 2011 film “Green Lantern,” should return to the role, an insider told TheWrap. His superhero stock soared last year when he starred in “Deadpool. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Weekend Premiere And Press Junket Cancelled Amid Video Controversy
Due to the swirling controversy over the now viral video of a German shepherd being forced into the water and later slipping under the water as a handler scrambles to save it on the set of A Dog’s Purpose, Universal has cancelled both the press junket and the weekend’s scheduled premiere of the film. A Dog’s Purpose, based on the best-selling book of the same name, goes wide into theaters on Jan. 27th. The move to keep the press at bay comes as those involved with the… »
‘Split’ Scares In Solid $2M; ‘Xander Cage’ Takes $1.2M In Previews – Friday Am Box Office
M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is off to an incredibly strong start, grabbing $2M in Thursday night previews in 2,295 theaters. Paramount Pictures/Revolution Studios’ xXx: Return of Xander Cage just logged in with $1.2M in 2,536 locales. It’s been a long time coming for fans of the xXx franchise — the last film in bowed in 2005 and did not star Diesel. This brings the actor back to the franchise after 14 years. One of xXx‘s comps is the 2012 film Looper which grossed $6.8M on… »
Berlin Festival Rounds Out Lineup With Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve Titles
The Berlin International Film Festival on Friday finalized its competition lineup of films that will compete for this year's Gold and Silver Bears.
The competition title added is Hao ji le (Have a Nice Day) by Liu Jian (Piercing I). Out of competition slots went to ythe world premieres of Stanley Tucci and Catherine Deneuve titles. Final Portrait, directed by Stanley Tucci and starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clemence Poesy, Tony Shalhoub, James Faulkner and Sylvie Testud, and Sage femme (Midwife) by Martin Provost (Violette), starring Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve and Olivier Gourmet. »
- Scott Roxborough,Georg Szalai
'Wayne's World' Returning to Cinemas for 25th Anniversary
Wayne's World, the 1992 Saturday Night Live spinoff film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, will return to select cinemas on February 7th and 8th for 25th anniversary screenings. The wacky comedy will feature a pre-recorded, post-film roundtable discussion with director Penelope Spheeris, Rolling Stone movie critic Peter Travers and select cast members.
The Wayne's World 25 website offers a searchable theater guide for the screenings. Also marking the anniversary, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release a Wayne's World double feature via DVD and digital HD on February 14th, Pitchfork reports. The »
Paramount, CBS Settle ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film Lawsuit
Paramount Pictures, CBS Studios and producer Alec Peters and his Axanar Productions have settled a lawsuit over Peters’ crowdfunded “Star Trek” fan film “Axanar,” according to a joint statement released Friday by the parties. As part of the settlement, Peters has agreed to make “substantial changes” to “Axanar” and also affirmed that future “Star Trek” fan films produced by him or his company will follow the “Guidelines for Fan Films” distributed by CBS and Paramount in June 2016. “Paramount and CBS continue to be big believers in fan fiction and fan creativity,” they said in the statement. “They encourage amateur filmmakers to. »
- Matt Pressberg
‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Producer & Author After Seeing Full Tape: Dog Was Not In Danger
A Dog’s Purpose producer Gavin Polone said he’s had a change of heart after seeing the full video of a distressed German Shepherd on set. He says the dog was not in danger and believes agendas are being carried out for different purposes — that whomever cut the video and made it appear the dog was in danger and “probably sold it for money” to fulfill’s PETA’s stated agenda of ensuring no animal is ever used on a TV or movie set again. Also, producer Amblin Entertainment… »
Common Joins Sundance Pic ‘Burning Sands’ As Ep, Will Contribute Original Song
Academy Award-winning musician and actor Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known as the rapper Common, has signed on as an executive producer for Netflix’s Sundance film Burning Sands through his Freedom Road Productions. Common will perform an original song for the closing credits, “The Cross”, which will feature singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas. “The Cross” was written by Common with Karriem Riggins, Robert Glasper and Samora Pinderhuges and is produced by Riggins and… »
‘Deadpool’ Helmer Tim Miller Directing ‘Terminator’ Reboot
We’re in the era when franchises are never dead, they just away for awhile. After “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” didn’t meet expectations, it was only two years later that the character was rebooted in “Captain America: Civil War,” and this summer he’ll swing back on the big screen in a new movie, that’s part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Meanwhile, less than two years have passed since rebootquel “Terminator Genisys” bellyflopped, but no matter, because as the famous phrase goes, “I’ll be back.”
- Kevin Jagernauth
Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: The Lull Before The Oscar Storm; Katzenberg Gets Nostalgic; Gosling Wows SAG Again & Again
A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. With the town either obsessed and/or depressed by today’s Donald Trump inauguration, headed to Sundance and looking forward to Tuesday’s early Am first-ever all digital announcement of Oscar nminations, it has been something of a slow week awards-wise, a purgatory especially for those waiting to move on to Phase 2 of the race. With ballots in to the Academy since last Friday, rumors abound that voter… »
“On a Picture of this Size, Time and Money Are Your Enemy”: Dp Armando Salas on Bitch
Writer/director/actor Marianna Palka has appeared at Sundance to present a feature (2008’s Good Dick), a documentary short (2014’s The Lion’s Mouth Opens) and to serve as a Sloan Juror. She returns to Park City in 2017 with Bitch, her surreal new film on the crumbling of a nuclear family. Palka hired Dp Armando Salas to shoot the film, which stars Jason Ritter, Jaime King and Palka herself. Ahead of the film’s premiere, Salas spoke with Filmmaker about the film’s seriocomic tone, visual influences and its toughest scene to shoot. The film will screen four times at Sundance this year. Filmmaker: How and why did you wind […] »
- Filmmaker Staff
Superhero Bits: Logan’s MPAA Rating, Inhumans Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Test Screenings & More
Does Vin Diesel still want to make an Inhumans movie even though the property is now becoming a TV series? Will Batman ever pop up on Powerless? Can you guess which Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 character is blowing the minds of test screening audiences? Has Logan been officially rated by the MPAA yet? […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Michael Cera & Abbi Jacobson Can’t Save The Underbaked ‘Person To Person’ [Sundance Review]
“Intentionally phony” is one of the hardest tones for a movie to pull off. Wes Anderson can do it, and Jim Jarmusch, Joel and Ethan Coen, and a handful of other filmmakers. Their characters and dialogue are rarely “realistic,” but they fit into a larger vision, and ultimately express something true, no matter how fake they may seem on the surface. Done well, overt artifice can be sublime.
- Kevin Jagernauth
He’s Back! James Cameron To Godfather ‘Terminator’ With ‘Deadpool’ Helmer Tim Miller
Exclusive: He’ll be back! James Cameron, who regains certain rights to his prized creation The Terminator in 2019, is godfathering a new iteration of the film that might finally get it right in drawing a close in the battle between humans and Skynet. Sources said that Cameron, whose copyright reversion happens 35 years after the release of the 1984 classic, is in early talks with Deadpool director and VFX wiz Tim Miller to direct a reboot and conclusion of one of cinema’s… »
Anne Hathaway May Join Rebel Wilson in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ Remake
Over eight years ago, talk of a Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake began. Hot Tub Time Machine director and Grosse Point Blank co-writer Steve Pink was hired to write and direct the remake, based on the wonderful comedy starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, which was itself a remake of the 1964 film, Bedtime Story. Pink eventually departed from the project, which is up and running again with Rebel […]
- Jack Giroux
Al Gore on Why He No Longer Supports the Electoral College, Trump and ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’
Eighteen months ago, Al Gore and Jeffrey Skoll agreed to make a sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth,” the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary about climate change. “We realized there was a reflection piece needed, but also this exciting new opportunity for solutions with clean energy and costs coming down,” said Skoll, the founder of Participant Media, which financed “An Inconvenient Sequel.”
The movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday night to a lengthy standing ovation, arrived at a crucial turning point. On Friday, just hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Gore chatted with Variety about the film, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.
Here are some highlights.
On cameras following him around: “They are so talented, Bonni and Jon, they just kind of disappeared. They are very good at this. You begin to forget that they are there.”
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- Ramin Setoodeh
Ted Sarandos On Netflix In The Age Of Donald Trump & What’s Next – Sundance Studio
“The role of the filmmaker, particularly in the documentary space, has never been more important,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said today as he kicked off the Deadline Studio at Sundance 2017 presented by Applegate. “To talk truth to power, and what I can do is give them a platform to do that,”the exec said about what he believes is the role of an artist. A frequent high-profile presence in Park City, Sarandos is in town for tonight’s premiere of The Discove… »
Alexandra Shipp in Talks for ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ Movie
The studio began developing “Simon” in October after it picked up movie rights to Becky Albertalli’s 2015 book about a gay teen who has not come out to his classmates. When an email he sends to a boy (that he’s never met) falls into the wrong hands, he finds himself in a complicated situation when he’s blackmailed by the class clown.
Greg Berlanti, one of the architects of DC’s television universe, is attached to direct from a script by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Fox-based Temple Hill, which has produced the “Twilight” and “Maze Runner” franchises along with “The Fault in Our Stars,” is producing “Simon” along with Pouya Shahbazian’s New Leaf Literary & Media.
The first major casting »
- Dave McNary
Roman Polanski’s Appointment as President of César Awards Angers French Women’s Groups
As American citizens protest Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States, over in France, women’s groups are calling out the César Awards after it was announced that Roman Polanski would preside over this year’s ceremony.
The Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, which organizes the event, stated that the controversial filmmaker had been nominated to be president of the César ceremony.
“Artist, filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, actor, director – there are many words to define Roman Polanski,” the Académie said, per The Guardian. “But there is only one to express our admiration and enchantment: thank you, Mr President.”
Winner of four Best Director César awards, the filmmaker is best known for his films “The Pianist,” “Chinatown,” “Tess” and “The Ghost Writer.” In 1977 he was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles. After pleading guilty, agreeing on a settlement and serving 42 days in prison, he »
- Liz Calvario
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Chrome Edition Clips: Here’s the Version of the Movie George Miller Likes Best
The black-and-white “Chrome Edition” of Mad Max: Fury Road has been available on home video for several weeks already. But if you’ve yet to check it out, you can get a little taste of it today. A batch of new Mad Max: Fury Road Chrome Edition clips have just hit the web, showing what a difference a […]
- Angie Han
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