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James Wan's Mortal Kombat Movie Gets a 2021 Release Date

James Wan's Mortal Kombat Movie Gets a 2021 Release Date
James Wan's Mortal Kombat reboot will be hitting theaters in 2021. The video game franchise started back in 1992 and is one of the biggest games in history. The eleventh installment was just released and many are hailing it as the best game in the franchise's long history. With that being said, the live-action movies from the 1990s were always lacking and fans have been waiting for a proper adaptation for years now. Wan was first attached to the reboot in 2016. When he stated he wanted to take his time to develop the right movie.

Now, three years later, the Mortal Kombat reboot is actually happening. It was announced earlier this week that pre-production is gearing up to start at the end of this month in Australia. With that being said, we still have not learned who will be starring in the movie, though it has been heavily rumored Joel Edgerton will play Kano.
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James Wan's 'Mortal Kombat' Movie Is Officially Happening

James Wan's 'Mortal Kombat' Movie Is Officially Happening
At long last, the much-discussed Mortal Kombat movie reboot is finally happening, with James Wan set to produce. We've been hearing about this project for several years now, with only the occasional update every handful of months. Though, actual progress seemed to be moving at a snail's pace. However, things have finally firmed up and Wan will be teaming up with New Line Cinema to bring the beloved and violent video game franchise to the big screen for modern audiences.

According to a new report, Mortal Kombat will shoot in South Australia, with pre-production set to get underway later this month. It's expected that the production will utilize Australian crews and will even do post-production and visual effects work down under. As previously reported, commercial director Simon McQuoid is set to helm the project, which will serve as his feature directorial debut. James Wan had this to say about it in a statement.
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Thornton, Perkins, Walker win at Adg Awards

Warwick Thornton and Sam Neill on the set of ‘Sweet Country’.

Warwick Thornton took home the top gong at last night’s Australian Directors’ Guild (Adg) Awards for outback Western Sweet Country.

It joins a slew of other prizes for the film, which follows an Aboriginal stockman who a kills white station owner in self-defence, including the Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize, the Toronto International Film Festival Platform Prize, and six Aacta Awards, including Best Film and Best Direction.

Competing against Thornton for Best Direction in a Feature Film (budget $1 million or over) were Joel Edgerton for Boy Erased, Anthony Maras for Hotel Mumbai, and Garth Davis for Mary Magdelene.

The Adg Awards were held at Sydney’s City Recital Hall, with presenters including Rachel Griffiths, Claudia Karvan, Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward.

This year also saw the guild divide the feature film category for the first time, introducing
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Joel Edgerton’s ‘Boy Erased’ wins GLAAD award

‘Boy Erased’

Joel Edgerton’s gay conversion therapy drama Boy Erased was named outstanding film in limited release at the GLAAD Media Awards presented in New York on Saturday night.

Now in their 30th year, the awards recognise and honour media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the Lgbtq community and the issues that affect their lives.

Produced by Edgerton’s Blue-Tongue Films, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Perfect World Pictures’ Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Boy Erased faced stiff competition in its category.

The other nominees were 1985, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Disobedience, The Favourite, Hearts Beat Loud, A Kid Like Jake, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Saturday Church and We the Animals.

Among the other honorees, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story was named outstanding TV movie or limited series, Pose outstanding drama series and Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’s Trans Rights Under Attack outstanding variety or talk show episode.
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Presenters named for Australian Directors’ Guild Awards

Rachel Griffiths, Claudia Karvan, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Leah Purcell and Tracy Mann will be the presenters at the Australian Directors’ Guild Awards in Sydney on Monday May 6.

Writers-directors-performers Eliza Reilly and Hannah Reilly will host the awards at the City Recital Hall.

Warwick Thornton (Sweet Country), Joel Edgerton (Boy Erased), Garth Davis (Mary Magdalene) and Anthony Maras (Hotel Mumbai) will compete for best direction in a feature film budgeted at $1 million and above.

In the new category of best direction in a feature budgeted below $1 million, the nominees are Christopher Kay (Just Between Us), Donna McRae (Lost Gully Road), Dustin Feneley (Stray) and Jason Perini (Chasing Comets).

The awards cover the breadth of screen directing with categories across feature film, documentary, television, subscription VOD, commercial, short film, animation, online, music video and interactive media.

For the full list of nominees go here.

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Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Xander Berkeley To Star In ‘The Dark & The Wicked’ From Bryan Bertino

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Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Xander Berkeley To Star In ‘The Dark & The Wicked’ From Bryan Bertino
Exclusive: Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., and Xander Berkeley have been tapped as the leads in The Dark & The Wicked, a horror film written and directed by Bryan Bertino. It follows two siblings who are summoned back to the family farm to await the inevitability of their father’s death. What initially appears to be a timeless ritual of loss and remembrance turns out to be something very different.

Lynn Andrews, Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Tom Nowicki, and Ella Ballentine co-star in the film which is shooting in Texas.

The pic marks Bertino’s third feature following his debut pic The Strangers, with Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, and The Monster, starring Zoe Kazan, which was released by A24 last year. He’s repped by UTA and Grandview.

Adrienne Biddle and Bertino are producing The Dark & The Wicked under their Unbroken Pictures banner along with Sonny Mallhi and Kevin Matusow for The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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Rip Steve Golin, an Oscar-Winning Producer With the Rarest Asset: Taste

Rip Steve Golin, an Oscar-Winning Producer With the Rarest Asset: Taste
Anonymous Content founder and producer Steve Golin, who succumbed to cancer on April 21 at age 64, had something in short supply in Hollywood: good taste. There aren’t many Hollywood producers who can lay claim to producing two Oscar contenders in one year, as he did with “Spotlight” and “The Revenant” in 2016.

While Golin was a hard-driving entrepreneur who also founded Propaganda Films — the pioneering production/management company/pirate crew that represented more than 50 top movie directors from Michael Bay, Zack Snyder, and Antoine Fuqua to Michel Gondry, David Lynch, Spike Jonze, and David Fincher for commercials and music videos as well as filmed features — he always put in the increasing time and energy it required to support excellent dramas. Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” Jonze’s “Being John Malkovich,” and Lynch’s “Wild at Heart” are among the groundbreaking films that Golin pushed through, along with such
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Rip Steve Golin, an Oscar-Winning Producer With the Rarest Asset: Taste

Rip Steve Golin, an Oscar-Winning Producer With the Rarest Asset: Taste
Anonymous Content founder and producer Steve Golin, who succumbed to cancer on April 21 at age 64, had something in short supply in Hollywood: good taste. There aren’t many Hollywood producers who can lay claim to producing two Oscar contenders in one year, as he did with “Spotlight” and “The Revenant” in 2016.

While Golin was a hard-driving entrepreneur who also founded Propaganda Films — the pioneering production/management company/pirate crew that represented more than 50 top movie directors from Michael Bay, Zack Snyder, and Antoine Fuqua to Michel Gondry, David Lynch, Spike Jonze, and David Fincher for commercials and music videos as well as filmed features — he always put in the increasing time and energy it required to support excellent dramas. Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” Jonze’s “Being John Malkovich,” and Lynch’s “Wild at Heart” are among the groundbreaking films that Golin pushed through, along with such
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Steve Golin Dies: Anonymous Content CEO & Oscar-Winning Producer Was 64

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Steve Golin Dies: Anonymous Content CEO & Oscar-Winning Producer Was 64
Steve Golin, the founder and CEO of Anonymous Content and co-founder and former CEO of Propaganda Films, passed away peacefully late Sunday night in Los Angeles. The revered film and TV producer, who won the 2016 Best Picture Oscar for Spotlight, was 64. Golin was a cancer survivor but the cause of his death has not been disclosed at this time. His loss will be felt far and wide within the business.

Quite simply Golin, who also produced Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind, was a towering figure in the independent film and TV space. The multi-disciplinary and innovative companies he created became models for aspiring film and TV producers and managers who wanted to go beyond the status quo. It’s rare to find producers who excel both in film and TV but Golin was one of them. And he was even more than that. Both firms he launched became an attractive proposition for investors,
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TVLine Items: Krypton Season 2 Return, Joel Edgerton's Amazon Gig and More

The adventures of Superman’s grandfather Seg-El will continue this summer: Season 2 of Syfy’s Krypton will premiere on Wednesday, June 12, as revealed in a new trailer.

The upcoming episodes feature “a changed Kandor, locked in a battle over its freedom and its future,” per the official description. “General Dru-Zod is now in control. He’s on a ruthless mission to rebuild Krypton according to his ideals and to secure its future by conquering the universe. Faced with a bleak outlook, our hero, Seg-El, attempts to unite a dispersed group of resisters in an effort to defeat Zod and restore hope to their beloved planet.
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Joel Edgerton Joins Barry Jenkins’ ‘Underground Railroad’ Amazon Series (Exclusive)

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Joel Edgerton Joins Barry Jenkins’ ‘Underground Railroad’ Amazon Series (Exclusive)
Joel Edgerton has signed on for a role in the Barry JenkinsAmazon series “The Underground Railroad,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Edgerton will play the part of Ridgeway, a slavecatcher. He joins previously announced cast members Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, and Aaron Pierre.

The role will mark Edgerton’s first regular TV role in some time. He previously starred in the series “The Secret Life of Us” in his native Australia early in his career in addition to a handful of other TV roles. Nowadays, Edgerton is known for his film work. He most recently starred in, wrote, and directed the film “Boy Erased,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018. He made his feature directorial debut in 2015 with the Stx thriller “The Gift,” in which he also starred and wrote. His other film roles include “Loving,” “Red Sparrow,” “Bright,” “Jane Got a Gun,” and “Midnight Special.
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"Star Trek" Jean-Luc Picard Series Adds Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway & Isa Briones To Cast

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Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) and Isa Briones (American Crime Story: Versace) are set as series regulars opposite Patrick Stewart in CBS All Access’ upcoming Star Trek series that will explore the next chapter of Jean-Luc Picard.

The new untitled Star Trek series, produced by CBS TV Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment, features Stewart reprising his iconic role as Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and follows him in the next chapter of his life. Pill, Treadaway and Briones join previously announced cast members Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora.

As with the others, no details are being revealed about the characters Pill, Treadaway and Briones will play.

Pill just wrapped shooting season one of the upcoming FX series Devs from Alex Garland, and can be seen in the Oscar-nominated film Vice. Most recently, Pill
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Australian Directors Guild Unveils Nominations for New Look Awards

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Australian Directors Guild Unveils Nominations for New Look Awards
Warwick Thornton, Garth Davis, Joel Edgerton and Anthony Maras go head to head at the Australian Directors Guild Awards. They are each nominated as best director in the category of films with a budget of A$1 million Donna McRae Dustin Feneley (“Stray”) and Jason Perini (“Chasing Comets”).

Some of Australia’s most respected directors have been recognized in the television/SVoD categories. Rachel Perkins, Nash Edgerton, Tony Krawitz and Emma Freeman all receive nominations in the best direction in a TV or Svod drama series episode category.

Ben Lawrence Catherine Scott Mark Joffe Matthew Sleeth Paul Damien Williams (“Gurrumul”) and Richard Tood (“Dying to Live”) are nominated for best direction in a documentary feature.
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Thornton, Edgerton, Perkins, Maras and Hyde among nominees for Adg Awards

Sophie Hyde, Rachel Perkins.

Warwick Thornton, Garth Davis, Joel Edgerton and Anthony Maras have been nominated for best direction in a feature film budgeted at $1 million or more in the 2019 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards.

So Sweet Country, Mary Magdalene, Boy Erased and Hotel Mumbai will compete in the awards to be announced on Monday May 6 at the City Recital Hall in Sydney.

In the new category of best direction in a feature budgeted below $1 million, the nominees are Christopher Kay (Just Between Us), Donna McRae (Lost Gully Road), Dustin Feneley (Stray) and Jason Perini (Chasing Comets).

The nominees for best direction in a TV or SVoD drama series episode are Rachel Perkins (Mystery Road series 1), Nash Edgerton (Mr Inbetween series 1), Tony Krawitz and Emma Freeman.

Jeffrey Walker (Riot), Daina Reid and Shannon Murphy (On The Ropes) have been nominated for best direction in a TV or SVoD miniseries and telefeature.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor
As with the award for leading men, the winner of Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars is usually one of the more seasoned competitors. At the 2019 Academy Awards, Mahershala Ali won for “Green Book.” He had previously prevailed in 2017 for “Moonlight.” He was the 29th winner of this award to be in his 40s. Sam Rockwell, who won in 2018 for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the 30th, having picked up this prize eight months before he turned 50. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Supporting Actor.)

A lucky 13 winners were in their 50s and 11 more were in their 60s. For eight men, it took till they were in their 70s to win while two (George Burns for “The Sunshine Boys” and Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”) were north of 80 when they took home their only Oscars. Conversely, only four Best Supporting Actor champs were in their 20s and just 14 have been thirtysomething.
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The Dungeons & Dragons Movie Is Moving Forward and There's a List of A-List Talent Wanted For The Lead Role

Paramount Pictures has slowly been developing their live-action adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons, and today we have an update for you.

According to That Hashtag Show, Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie) is no longer attached to direct the film, but screenwriter Michael Gillio has turned in an updated draft of the script that the studio loves. The report says that “the script that had studio execs absolutely buzzing. The studio gave Gillio some notes to take back to his workshop but if all goes well, Paramount will get back to work on finding a director for the project.”

It’s also explained that the script features a lead role that they want to fill with a major A-list star. They already have a list of actors that they want to approach when they are ready to start casting. That list of actors includes Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt,
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Rumour: Joel Edgerton wanted for Kano in Mortal Kombat movie

With screenwriter Greg Russo revealing last week that the long-gestating movie reboot of Mortal Kombat is now ready to go if and when it receives the green light from Warner Bros., That Hashtag Show is reporting that Joel Edgerton is wanted for a role in the film.

According to the site, Egderton is being eyed for the role of Kano, one of the video game series’ original characters, who appeared in the very first game back in 1992. A mercenary, criminal, and international fugitive, Kano is pursued to the Mortal Kombat tournament by Special Forces officer and nemesis Sonya Blade, Kano later becomes a general of Outworld emperor Shao Kahn’s forces.

See Also: Rumour: Mortal Kombat animated movie in development at Warner Bros.

The Mortal Kombat reboot has been in development at Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema since 2011 and, last we heard, has Australian commercials director Simon Mcquoid attached
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Mortal Kombat Reboot Targets Summer Shoot with Joel Edgerton as Kano?

Mortal Kombat Reboot Targets Summer Shoot with Joel Edgerton as Kano?
The long-awaited live-action reboot of the immensely popular video game Mortal Kombat recently lost producer James Wan. But that doesn't seem to be slowing down its progress as today we have word that not only is the reboot hoping to begin shooting in Australia this summer, but also hopes to snag Aussie actor Joel Edgerton as Kano. Simon Mcquoid is all set to helm this new adventure into Outworld from a screenplay written by Greg Russo, who recently finished his newest draft.

Greg Russo talked a bit about his script recently, saying his take will "be fun" and sport "a sense of humor." He also throws out there that this new version will be a more adult Marvel movie. Specifically, Russo says this.

"Is there really a super serious dark version of this? Yeah, I guess, but that's not Mortal Kombat to me. Just look at Kano as an example,
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The Five Best Joel Edgerton Movies of His Career

Joel Edgerton is one of the many reliable actors that you can look to when you need someone that is a solid actor, can be just about anyone that’s needed, within reason, and can act in whatever role that’s given to them. In other words he’s kind of like the every-man actor that is highly adaptable and can fit where he needs to go. This is kind of evidenced by the fact that he’s played several different roles over the course of his career and has been decent to great at just about all of them. In fact if you’ve

The Five Best Joel Edgerton Movies of His Career
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'The Lego Movie 2' enjoys third week at top of UK box office

'The Lego Movie 2' enjoys third week at top of UK box office
Liam Neeson revenge thriller Cold Pursuit opens behind half-term holdovers.

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Feb 15-17) Total gross to date Week 1 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros) £2.4m £14m 3 2 Instant Family (Paramount) £1.67m £6.4m 2 3 How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal) £1.66m £15.9m 4 4 Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox) £870,704 £7.7m 3 5 The Kid Who Would Be King (20th Century Fox) £651,610 £2.6m 2 Warner Bros

The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part easily held the top spot at the UK box office this three-day weekend (February 22-24), leading a field of family-friendly half-term titles.

A Star Is Born
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