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‘Incredibles 2’ Trailer Gets to Work Saving the World Again

‘Incredibles 2’ Trailer Gets to Work Saving the World Again
Disney-Pixar has released the first Incredibles 2 trailer. The upcoming film will pick up after the events of the first movie, and will focus more on Helen Parr/Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) as Bob/Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) stays home to raise Jack-Jack. And as this first teaser trailer reveals, Jack-Jack is going to be quite the handful. Incredibles fans probably saw that coming, especially if they saw writer-director Brad Bird's 2005 animated short Jack-Jack Attack. It's hard to believe it's been 13 years since that brief peek at the incredible powers …
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Trouble Alert: ‘Justice League’ Struggles Toward Weak $94 Million Opening

Trouble Alert: ‘Justice League’ Struggles Toward Weak $94 Million Opening
Justice League” was supposed to be DC’s “Avengers,” and Warner Bros. way of capping off a successful second half of 2017 that began with “Wonder Woman.” But now, after making $38.8 million on Friday from 4,040 screens, “Justice League” is in danger of finishing its opening weekend with a total of less than $100 million, a mark that all three Marvel Studios releases and “Wonder Woman” were able to hit this year. Directed by Zack Snyder with reshoots helmed by Joss Whedon, “Jl” was projected to make $110-120 million this weekend, less that the $133 million made by “Suicide Squad”...
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Viola Davis, Malcolm D. Lee Team for Universal's 'I Almost Forgot About You'

Viola Davis, Malcolm D. Lee Team for Universal's 'I Almost Forgot About You'
Viola Davis and Malcolm D. Lee are teaming up for Universal's adaptation of I Almost Forgot About You.

Davis is attached to star and produce with her husband Julius Tennon via their JuVee Productions banner. Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip, The Best Man series) will direct and produce through his Universal-based Blackmaled Productions. The Jackal Group’s Gail Berman and Joe Earley are also producing. Vice President of production Sara Scott will oversee production on behalf of Universal, and Melanie Clark will oversee for Blackmaled Productions.

Ron Bass will adapt with author Terry McMillan, as the two previously collaborated on the onscreen adaptations
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‘Terminator’ Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script

‘Terminator’ Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script
After assembling a writer’s room earlier this year to tackle the latest installment in the “Terminator” franchise, Tim Miller and James Cameron have brought on Billy Ray to join the team and give the final touches to the latest draft.

Cameron and Miller’s writer’s room included David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Josh Friedman. Ray is now coming on to polish the script that is based on a story conceived by Cameron, Miller, and Skydance founder David Ellison.

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are returning to the franchise with Skydance and Cameron producing the project. Plot details are being kept under wraps, although Cameron has said that the film will be a direct sequel to “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” since he played no part in the recent installments.

The pic is set to bow on July 26, 2019.

Known for his prestige dramas like “Captain Phillips” and “State of Play,” Ray is responsible
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Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern in Next Film

Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern in Next Film
As his current film “The Meyerowitz Stories” readies for an awards season push, Noah Baumbach has lined up an all-star cast for his next movie.

Sources tell Variety that the auteur has tapped Adam Driver, Laura Dern, and Scarlett Johansson to star in his next film. Merritt Wever and Azhy Robertson are also on board.

Plot details are unknown at this time, but Baumbach is preparing to write and direct the film. Netflix, who is handling the distribution of “The Meyerowitz Stories,” is handling financing and distribution of this movie as well.
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Netflix Acquires Animated Feature From ‘Despicable Me’ Co-Creator

Netflix Acquires Animated Feature From ‘Despicable Me’ Co-Creator
Netflix has acquired exclusive global rights to the animated pic “Klaus,” the directorial debut for Sergio Pablos, who wrote the story and is the co-creator of “Despicable Me.”

The all-star voice cast includes Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, and Joan Cusack.

The film is a Christmas family comedy that tells the story of a desperate postman who inadvertently brings about the genesis of Santa Claus. The screenplay is written by Pablos, Zach Lewis, and Jim Mahoney, based on an original story by Pablos.

“How is it possible there’s no story about the origin of Santa Claus?,” Pablos said. “He’s one of the most well-known and loved characters in the world! We felt this was a story that needed to be told and that there was no better way than with animation.”

Tanguy Olivier, Gustavo Ferrada, and Marisa Roman are serving as producers. The film is co-produced by Pablos’ animation studio Spa Studios and Atresmedia
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‘Flashpoint’ Will Explore New Ground, but Ezra Miller Has Yet to See a Script

‘Flashpoint’ Will Explore New Ground, but Ezra Miller Has Yet to See a Script
For those who are unfamiliar with Flashpoint, it originated as a 2011 Geoff Johns comic arc where Flash awakened in a world that was completely different. It’s been adapted in the animated The Flashpoint Paradox and the disappointing arc on CW’s The Flash, but it will also serve as the basis for the first standalone Flash movie in the Dceu. Details on the plot are still scarce, but star Ezra Miller seems excited at the prospect, telling EW, “What fans understand when they hear Flashpoint,” teases Ezra Miller, “would be almost like hearing a word like ‘Crisis.’ We …
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Ryan Eggold, Who Played Fan Favorite Tom Keen In ‘The Blacklist,’ Joins Spike Lee’s ‘Black Klansman’

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Ryan Eggold, Who Played Fan Favorite Tom Keen In ‘The Blacklist,’ Joins Spike Lee’s ‘Black Klansman’
Exclusive: Ryan Eggold, who played beloved character Tom Keen in The Blacklist since the successful NBC show’s pilot episode, has joined the cast of Spike Lee's feature Black Klansman. He will join Adam Driver, John David Washington and Topher Grace in the Focus Features film. Black Klansman centers on the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), an African-American police officer who successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan. Eggold will…
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Luca Guadagnino Wants To Make Five ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Movies

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Luca Guadagnino Wants To Make Five ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Movies
Oliver and Elio might be the two characters you fall for hardest at the cinema this year. Played by Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, they lead Luca Guadagnino‘s wonderfully warm romance “Call Me By Your Name.” The film has been riding a steady wave of buzz since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s well in the mix for Oscar consideration, but the filmmaker is far from done with these characters.

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How Sony Nabbed Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie

How Sony Nabbed Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie
In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, his career-long collaborator Quentin Tarantino’s next movie became one of the hottest projects in years on Hollywood’s auction block.

Sony Pictures Entertainment made a high-powered presentation Nov. 8 that included chairman Tom Rothman, Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch and marketing president Josh Greenstein, but the studio had to wait on pins and needles for more than a week before learning it beat Warner Bros. and Paramount to land worldwide distribution rights to the film.

It’s a significant win for Sony given its currently anemic slate, but to acquire the project,...
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Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in Thriller ‘Inherit the Viper’

Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in Thriller ‘Inherit the Viper’
Josh Hartnett and Margarita Levieva will star in Barry Films’ crime thriller “Inherit the Viper,” which explores the prescription drug epidemic in West Virginia.

Anthony Jerjen is directing from Andrew Crabtree’s original script. The project is produced by Michel Merkt (“Elle,” “Toni Erdmann”) and Benito Mueller (“The Whistleblower”) and executive produced by Wolfgang Mueller for Barry Films.

Hartnett and Levieva will portray siblings as they try to escape the spiral of violence that has held them captive since their father’s passing. Their characters deal with a region left behind by the economy, in which selling drugs has become their way of survival and a business that’s very hard to quit.

“’Inherit the Viper’ is a visceral story of a family fighting to escape its destiny,” said Merkt. “I am thrilled to be able to tell it on this third collaboration with the incredibly talented director Anthony Jerjen, whose career
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Danny Elfman Hates When Reboots Scrap Classic Themes

Danny Elfman Hates When Reboots Scrap Classic Themes
Composer Danny Elfman didn't have a lot of time to decide to step back into the world of DC with Justice League.

The film was in flux after director Zack Snyder stepped away in May following the death of his daughter, and filmmaker Joss Whedon was brought in to write additional scenes and oversee reshoots and post-production. Whedon made another change, ushering out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice composer Antonius Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie Xl.

"I got the call from Joss very last second," Elfman tells Heat Vision. "I got the call and it was, ‘You have to decide...
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‘Justice League’: Why Joss Whedon is Only Receiving a Credit for Writing, Not Directing

‘Justice League’: Why Joss Whedon is Only Receiving a Credit for Writing, Not Directing
After an unspeakable family loss, Zack Snyder left “Justice League” in May and handed the film over to Joss Whedon to complete. However, Whedon was already been working with Snyder to write new material for additional photography. That Whedon was already taking his cues from Snyder in reshaping the film — to say nothing of the “Avengers” credit on his resume — made him the obvious choice to direct the reshoots and steer the film over the finish line.

Since then, “Justice League” producers, cast, and crew have been in lock-step in their message: Whedon selflessly came aboard to carry out Snyder’s vision. Wonder Woman herself chimed in: “This is Zack Snyder’s movie,” said Gal Gadot in an interview with Empire Magazine. “Joss only did a few weeks of reshoots. He was Zack’s guy and knew exactly what he wanted to get.”
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‘The Incredibles 2’ Trailer: Baby Jack-Jack Has Powers of His Own in the Long-Awaited Sequel — Watch

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‘The Incredibles 2’ Trailer: Baby Jack-Jack Has Powers of His Own in the Long-Awaited Sequel — Watch
13 years later, “The Incredibles” are back. Well, almost — Pixar has released the sequel-come-lately’s teaser trailer, which introduces a superheroic baby to the mix and provides a brief glimpse of his powers (fire, lightning, and lasers are all involved). Watch below.

Read More:Disney’s D23: New Details from ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2,’ ‘Incredibles 2,’ and ‘Toy Story 4’

Here’s the synopsis: “Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in ‘Incredibles 2’ — but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of ‘normal’ life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone
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Friday Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Takes Easy Lead Over ‘Wonder’ & ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

For all the talk of low estimates and projections, there's simply no getting around the fact that Justice League, Zack Snyder's latest DC project, will take this weekend at the box office. As of last night, the blockbuster had brought in $38.8 million, accounting for Thursday-night preview screenings as well. That's slightly more than what Wonder Woman had brought in by the end of Friday back in June ($38.2 million) and some $29 million more than this weekend's other major new release, Wonder, which brought in $9.6 million by the end of …
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This Week In Trailers: Bill Murray & Brian Doyle Murray’s – Extra Innings, Instant Dreams, Mountains May Move, Give Me Future, The White World According to Daliborek

This Week In Trailers: Bill Murray & Brian Doyle Murray’s – Extra Innings, Instant Dreams, Mountains May Move, Give Me Future, The White World According to Daliborek
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Read the First Chapter of Andre Aciman’s Book Before Seeing the Movie

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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Read the First Chapter of Andre Aciman’s Book Before Seeing the Movie
Editor’s note: The following is an exclusive excerpt from the first chapter of Andre Aciman’s novel “Call Me by Your Name,” adapted by James Ivory for the screen for Luca Guadagnino’s lauded film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.

“Later!” The word, the voice, the attitude.

I’d never heard anyone use “later” to say goodbye before. It sounded harsh, curt, and dismissive, spoken with the veiled in- difference of people who may not care to see or hear from you again.

It is the first thing I remember about him, and I can hear it still today. Later!

I shut my eyes, say the word, and I’m back in Italy, so many years ago, walking down the tree-lined driveway, watching him step out of the cab, billowy blue shirt, wide-open collar, sunglasses, straw hat, skin everywhere. Suddenly he’s shaking my hand, handing me his backpack,
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‘The Incredibles 2’ Teaser Trailer: It’s Finally Time for Something Amazing Again

It’s been 13 years since we last saw The Incredibles. Better known as the Parr family, this tight-knit group of superheroes is finally getting the sequel Pixar fans have been clamoring for ever since the first film ended on an episodic-style cliffhanger. The Incredibles 2 is coming in 2018, and while story details are still […]

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Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Stalls with $94 Million Opening Weekend

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Stalls with $94 Million Opening Weekend
Warner Bros.-D.C.’s “Justice League” is headed for an underwhelming opening weekend, coming in below early predictions with an estimated $94 million at 4,051 North American locations during its opening weekend.

The number marks a nearly 15% drop from early reports, which had pegged “Justice League’s” opening weekend in the $110 million range. With an estimated budget of around $300 million, “Justice League” poses high stakes for Warner Bros. The movie is the fifth installment of its DC Extended Universe, aimed at duplicating the success of Disney-Marvel’s interconnected franchises.

Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman along with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, and Willem Dafoe also appear. Zack Snyder began shooting “Justice League” in April of 2016, from a script by Chris Terrio. Joss Whedon — director of Disney-Marvel’s two “Avengers” movies — assumed directing
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‘Justice League’ Encounters Kryptonite At The B.O. With $96M+ Opening: Why The DC Movie Weakened

‘Justice League’ Encounters Kryptonite At The B.O. With $96M+ Opening: Why The DC Movie Weakened
Saturday Writethru of 2Nd Update, Friday night: Justice League‘s Friday, coming off a solid $13 million Thursday, is landing at the high end of its midday estimate with $38.8M, however, Warner Bros./DC’s superhero ensemble is falling well short of $100M with an industry estimate of $96M over three-days, quite far from tracking’s $110M-$120M projection. How dismal is this? This event movie at a reported estimated production cost of $300M was ten years in the making, and…
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