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Kevin Bacon says the 'Tremors' reboot is heading to SyFy channel

17 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kevin Bacon has revealed that the Tremors reboot which he is developing with Oscar-nominated Whiplash producer Jason Blum is set to be made with broadcaster SyFy (formerly the Sci-Fi Channel).

“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,” the Footloose and Diner star told Screen while at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where he was attending a screening of Story Of A Girl, in which he co-stars.

Bacon originally approached Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum, whose horror credits include Paranormal Activity and Insidious, with the idea of reviving cult comedy-horror Tremors as a feature film, but the project is now being developed as an eight-episode TV series, which Bacon will star in and produce.

He will again be playing Valentine McKee, the Nevada handyman who tussles with gigantic man-eating sandworms. »


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‘Conjuring 3’ in the Works With David Leslie Johnson Attached to Write Script

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The “Conjuring” universe continues to expand.

New Line is moving forward on its third iteration of the “Conjuring” franchise with “The Conjuring 3.” David Leslie Johnson is on board to script. James Wan will serve as producer through his Atomic Monster production company with Peter Safran.

The logline for “The Conjuring 3” is under wraps. As with the first two “Conjuring” films, which starred Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal researchers Lorraine and Ed Warren, the story will be taken from the Warrens’ case files.

Johnson wrote “The Conjuring 2,” which went on to gross $320 million worldwide. The news comes two weeks after New Line launched development on “The Crooked Man,” based on the malevolent character in “The Conjuring 2” in the the fourth film spinoff from Wan’s 2013 hit “The Conjuring.” The others are “Annabelle,” “Annabelle: Creation” and “The Nun.”

The two “Conjuring” films and 2014’s “Annabelle” have combined to gross $897 million in box office worldwide. “Annabelle: Creation »


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Sissy Spacek to Make Return to Stephen King Multiverse in ‘Castle Rock’

7 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sissy Spacek is making her return to the Stephen King multiverse in the upcoming Hulu series “Castle Rock.” In “Castle Rock” she will play Ruth Deaver, the estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Andre Holland). Henry is the series lead — a retired professor with fading memories and a complicated history about the town. One of Spacek’s best known roles is thanks to a King work. She starred in the 1976 adaptation of “Carrie,” in which she played the titular, telekinetic high schooler. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance. Also Read: 'Moonlight' Star André Holland Cast as Lead Stephen King. »


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Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo Untitled Drama From Dan Gilroy Lands at Netflix

12 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has won an auction for the movie rights to an upcoming untitled feature film drama set in the art world and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo.

Dan Gilroy will direct from his own script. The project re-teams Gilroy with “Nightcrawler” stars Gyllenhaal and  Russo in which the former played an ambitious cameraman and the latter a local news producer.

Gilroy has been directing a legal thriller with Denzel Washington for Sony, which recently changed the title from “Inner City” to “Roman Israel.”

Gyllenhaal stars Netflix’s “Okja,” directed by Bong Joon-Ho, which competed at the Cannes Film Festival last month. The movie also starred Korean child actress Ahn Seo-hyun alongside Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano. Netflix will make “Okja” available to stream on June 28.

He will be seen next as Jeff Bauman in the Boston Marathon drama “Stronger.” Gyllenhaal’s production company Nine Stories produced “Stronger” along with Mandeville and Bold. The film, »


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Warner Bros. Developing 'The Accountant' Sequel With Ben Affleck

11 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Warner Bros. is readying a sequel for The Accountant, with Ben Affleck in talks to return to star.

Writer Bill Dubuque and director Gavin O’Connor are also in talks for the proposed sequel to the 2016 feature, which followed a highly functioning autistic man who worked as an accountant for criminal organizations. When the Treasury Department starts to follow his activities, he uses his background as an assassin to protect himself and others. 

Producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams are also eyeing a return.

The action-drama grossed $86 million at the domestic box office on the relatively modest budget of $44 million. »


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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’ Filming Dates, Title Details Revealed

15 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s a good thing the early reactions to Spider-Man: Homecoming are positive, because it sounds like Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are moving full-steam ahead on the sequel. Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 was announced for release in 2019 back in December, and with less than two weeks to go before Homecoming hits theaters, Sony and Marvel are wasting no time in getting preparations underway for the follow-up. Collider’s own Steve Weintraub caught up with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and producer Amy Pascal at the press day for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and while the two … »


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Elvis Presley Manager Biopic ‘The Colonel’ in Development (Exclusive)

15 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spencer Proffer, Steve Binder, and Joe Berlinger are developing a feature film about Elvis Presley’s manger Colonel Tom Parker.

Production is slated for early 2018. Parker, who died in 1997 at age 87, arrived in America as a 20-year old undocumented Dutch immigrant, and took great pains to hide his past. Before leaving Holland, he might have committed murder. »


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Spike Lee’s Netflix Series ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Sets Fall Premiere Date

15 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has revealed the premiere date and first teaser for Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” the series adaptation of Lee’s 1986 debut film.

The 10-episode series will launch Thanksgiving Day (November 23). DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent), and Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos).

The series also stars Chyna Layne, Ilfenesh Hadeara, Margot Bingham, Sydney Morton, and Joie Lee. Lee directs all 10 episodes of the series, in addition to producing. Lee has previously directed for television, but this is the first time he has directed an entire series. Tonya Lewis Lee is executive producer, with Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage producing. »


- Joe Otterson

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Rises To $199M Overseas, $267M+ Global Bow – International Box Office

9 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update, Monday, with Transformers actuals…: Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight has come in with a $3M bump in the actuals compared to Sunday's estimates. That puts the fivequel at $199.2M in 41 markets at the international box office. The result is closer to the high end of the pre-weekend range. The opening is also 2% ahead of Transformers: Age Of Extinction's 2014 launch on a like-for-like basis and at restated rates. The global haul is now looking at $267.7M for… »


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Silicon Valley: Here's How T.J. Miller Was Written Off

25 June 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Warning: Spoilers for the Silicon Valley season finale follow. Read at your own risk!

Halfway through the current season of Silicon Valley, HBO announced that T.J. Miller was leaving the show. The actor, who has starred as Erlich Bachman since Season 1, revealed that he made the decision to allow »


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Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Migos, Remy Ma Among Bet Awards Winners

25 June 2017 10:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kendrick Lamar was named Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Chance The Rapper took home Best New Artist and Remy Ma nabbed Best Female Hip-Hop Artist from such nominees as Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott. Those were just a few of the honors handed out at the Bet Awards in Los Angeles on June 25.

Other winners included Beyonce, for the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award, Bruno Mars for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Migos for Best Group. New Edition received a special Bet Lifetime Achievement Award, and before taking the stage for a medley that included the songs “Mr. Telephone Man,” “Can You Stand The Rain,” and “If It Isn’t Love,” the boy band trailblazers from Boston were treated to performances of their biggest hits by the cast members of Bet’s New Edition miniseries, among them: “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now.”

Accepting the Lifetime Achievement honor at the Microsoft Theater were New Edition’s Bobby Brown »


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Put Those Hands Together for Your New Handshake Coaches, Drake and Will Ferrell

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Your professional basketball skills mean nothing if your hand doesn’t look cool while touching someone else’s hand. »

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Japan Box Office: ‘Confession of Murder’ Strikes Again in Third Weekend

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Confession of Murder,” Yu Irie’s hit take on Jung Byung-Gil’s 2012 Korean thriller, took top spot at the Japanese box office for the third consecutive weekend. For the June 24-25 frame, the film earned $2.1 million on 165,000 admissions, while running its cumulative total to $12.8 million. Distributed by Warner Japan, the film looks likely to end its run near the $20 million mark.

Holding onto second place was Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Now in its tenth week on release, the film extended its cumulative total to $106 million. This puts it at number 19 on the all-time Japanese box office chart, for both foreign and domestic films.

Highest ranking among the new releases, at number four, was Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge.” In its opening weekend, the film made $950,000, with Kino Films distributing. With an audience of mainly males aged forty and over, the film is forecast to finish near the $5 million milestone.

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Sean Hannity on Seth Rich Conspiracy: ‘My Investigation Continues’

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sean Hannity hasn’t given up on the angle that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered to stop him from leaking DNC information. On Monday, he tweeted about the Rich story, “My investigation continues.” The Fox News host said in May on his show he would stop “discussing” the July 2016 murder. That was after he received criticism for promoting the conspiracy theory claiming Rich provided internal DNC emails to WikiLeaks, and that Rich might have been killed for the leak. Rich’s parents had repeatedly asked Hannity to stop reporting the conspiracy theory, and advertisers began to leave the host’s. »


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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ episode 3 recap: Season 14 continues with first New York auditions

1 hour ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The Emmy-winning “So You Think You Can Dance” continued auditions for its 14th season Monday night with dancers taking the stage in New York in front of series judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens. In the audition phase of the show, dancers perform in front of the panel for a chance to move on to the next […] »


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Korea Box Office: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Debuts on Top

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” topped the Korean box office, albeit with a franchise low score.

Debuting Wednesday with local distribution by Lotte Entertainment, the fifth film in the hugely popular franchise earned $12.9 million from 1.75 million admissions over five days. Dominating 1,727 screens nationwide, “Last Knight” accounted for 64% of the total weekend revenue.

Local thriller, “A Day” remained in second. It earned $1.67 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $7.07 million after two weekends.

“The Mummy” slipped to third from the previous weeks’ top spot. The Upi release earned $1.2 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $26.1 million after three weekends on release.

Cannes action drama, “The Villainess” took fourth place, earning $712,000 between Friday and Sunday. The New release has a cumulative $8 million after three weekends.

Emma Watson and Tom Hanks-starring “The Circle” landed in fifth. Opening on Thursday, the sci fi drama earned $370,200 over four days.

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NBA Awards: Russell Westbrook Thunders Past James Harden, Kawhi Leonard to Win Mvp

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After a somewhat boring regular season, predictable post-season and an explosive draft, the NBA Awards are finally here. The inaugural awards show for the NBA featured the league’s biggest stars and aired live on TNT from New York City Monday night. Drake added even more star power to the night by hosting the show — and roasting many of the guests. Unfortunately for the rapper, however, none of his beloved Toronto Raptors players were in the running for the honors. Also Read: Drake Wears a 'Doris Burke' Shirt, Asks 'NBA on Espn' Reporter Doris Burke Out Mid-Game And while it was the Golden. »


- Debbie Emery

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DeMario Jackson Gives His Version of Events Surrounding the Bachelor In Paradise Scandal in E! Interview

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

That night was probably one of the wildest nights of my life,” the former Bachelorette contestant said. »


- Halle Kiefer

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What’s Leaving HBO: July 2017

2 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Say good-bye to Batman Returns. »


- Joshua Rivera

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‘Trump-Free Tuesday’ Offered by News Site, Twitter Reacts: ‘Extend It to a Week Please’

3 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s the six-months-to-Christmas miracle some readers have hoped for! The news site Salon announced Monday evening that it will offer a “Trump-free Tuesday” on June 27, when it will not publish President Trump’s name or picture for a full 24-hour period. “We will not cover his outrageous Twitter utterances or deride his surrogates for whatever stupid things they may or may not say on television,” the website’s editorial team explained. It is unclear if by “surrogates,” Salon meant other White House personalities — such as Vice President Mike Pence or Press Secretary Sean Spicer — or members of the Trump family. »


- Ashley Eady

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