Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Bong Joon-Ho’s Drama ‘Parasite’ Bought by Neon

Neon has acquired the North American rights to Bong Joon-Ho’s family drama “Parasite” from CJ Entertainment. The drama marks Bong’s comeback to Korean-language film following “Okja” and “Snowpiercer.” It’s also his fourth collaboration with Song Kang-Ho, who starred in “Snowpiercer,” “The Host,” and “Memories of Murder.” “Parasite” also marks Bong’s fifth collaboration with Neon CEO […]

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Broadway’s ‘Hillary And Clinton’ Finds Its Barack; ‘Veep’ Vet To Play Mark Penn

The Broadway-bound Hillary and Clinton has completed its casting, tapping Broadway vet Peter Francis James as “Barack” and Wet Hot American Summer‘s Zak Orth as Hillary’s campaign manager “Mark,” as in Penn. The two join the previously announced title stars of the play, Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow. Produced by Scott Rudin, who announced the casting, and directed by Joe Mantello, playwright Lucas Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton begins performances March 16, 2019, at…

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The Blood List: Hollywood Executives Name Their Favorite Unproduced Horror Projects

It’s an historically lucrative time to be in the horror business, and not just because the 11th installment of “Halloween” has made $128 million at the domestic box office on a reported $10 million budget. Last year was the genre’s highest earning ever, as titles like New Line’s “It” and Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking “Get Out” raked in cash ($327 million […]

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‘MediEvil’ PS4 Remake Gets First Trailer (Watch)

Classic hack-and-slash adventure game “MediEvil” is getting a complete remake and on Wednesday, PlayStation dropped the first video for the new take on the 1998 title. The game follows Sir Daniel Fortesque, who met an unfortunate end on the field of battle but then is accidentally resurrected 100 years later by the evil sorcerer Lord […]

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Paul Bettany’s Vision May Star in ‘Scarlet Witch’ Series on Disney’s Streaming Service

On the heels of yesterday's news that Disney's upcoming streaming service would be featuring a Winter Soldier/Falcon-focused limited TV series, it looks like the previously announced Scarlet Witch standalone series will be a two-hander. Longtime MCU player Paul Bettany, who has been the voice of JARVIS since 2008's Iron Man before getting to appear on screen in the artificial flesh as the superheroic android Vision, is now expected to join Elizabeth Olsen in the streaming series. /Film reports that Bettany will have a significant part to play in the Scarlet Witch limited series in …

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AFM Puts Emphasis on Exclusive, Efficient Marketplace as Business Evolves

Last year’s American Film Market boasted a 6% increase in attendance and an 18% boost in exhibitor participation over 2016, despite widespread concern from exhibitors about projects being swept off the table in worldwide pickups from Netflix, more year-round deals made outside the market and emptier hallways seen at the Loews Santa Monica. In response […]

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Hannah Simone to Write, Star in ABC Comedy Put Pilot Inspired by Her Family

Hannah Simone has set up a comedy project with a put pilot commitment at ABC, Variety has learned. The “New Girl” alum will star in, write, and executive produce the untitled single camera project, which is inspired by Simone’s non-traditional Indian family. It follows a woman (Simone) who is broke, single, and nearly 30-something, as she and […]

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Nickelodeon Writing Program Announces 2018 Participants (EXCLUSIVE)

Nickelodeon has selected five participants for its 19th annual Writing Program, including the program’s first preschool-specific finalist. Based in Burbank, the year-long program allows aspiring television writers worldwide to hone their skills writing for both live-action and animated shows, network with executives and show creators, and gain access to workshops, seminars, classes, and real-world writers’ […]

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‘House of Cards’ Bosses Preview Season 6 Without Spacey: ‘His Presence Is Felt’

When Kevin Spacey was fired from “House of Cards” amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the show was already in production on a long-planned final season. But after a hiatus — and a lobbying effort by series star Robin Wright — the show resumed without its leading man. It fell to co-showrunners Melissa James Gibson and […]

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Hannah Simone Semi-Autobiographical Father-Daughter Comedy Set At ABC With Put Pilot Commitment

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to a single-camera comedy starring, co-written and executive produced by New Girl alumna Hannah Simone. The comedy, inspired by Hannah's non-traditional Indian family, was developed at ABC Studios, which is producing. Written and executive produced by Simone and former New Girl co-executive producer Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson, the untitled project follows Hannah (Simone, a broke, single, and nearly 30-something, as she and her…

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‘Dirt Music’: Racy First Look At Garrett Hedlund & Kelly Macdonald In Drama From ‘Brooklyn’, ‘Lion’ Producers — AFM

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a racy first look at Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) and Kelly Macdonald (No Country For Old Men) in Oz-UK drama Dirt Music. Shoot began last month on director Gregor Jordan's (Buffalo Soldiers) movie, adapted from Tim Winton's novel by Jack Thorne (The Aeronauts). Producers are Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey (Brooklyn) of Wildgaze Films and Angie Fielder (Lion) and Polly Staniford (Berlin Syndrome) of Australian outfit Aquarius Films. The novel charts the…

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Megyn Kelly’s Lawyer Urges NBCU Boss Steve Burke To Stop “Lies”; Suggests Andy Lack Has “Lost Control”

Playing out in the press as much as the conference room, it looks like negotiations over Megyn Kelly's departure from NBC News have taken a bad turn, once again – and the ex-morning show host’s attorney wants the big boys to step in if news boss Andy Lack con’t or won’t stop the leaks. “Despite my efforts to handle this process confidentially, NBC News is allowing the media to run with completely false and irresponsible reports that disparage Megyn by erroneously claiming…

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See Henry Cavill as ‘The Witcher’s’ Geralt in Action

It runs just 23 seconds, but the short video posted on Netflix’s official Twitter account (watch it below) offers up the first sight of Henry Cavill taking on the role of Geralt in the service’s upcoming series based on the fantasy series “The Witcher.” The brief appearance was shot just last week. News hit in […]

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Vietnam Film Business Comes of Age With Action-Thriller ‘Furie’

Veronica Ngo, who had a brief but memorable role as Paige Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is returning to her Vietnamese roots with the action-thriller “Furie.” Ngo, who has credits dating back to 2005’s “Saigon Love Story,” produces, writes, and stars in “Furie.” Arclight Films is selling the movie at the American Film […]

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Megyn Kelly Attorney Calls for NBCU CEO to Enter Exit Talks

Exit talks between Megyn Kelly and NBC News appear to have gotten more intense, with the anchor’s attorney on Wednesday suggesting that NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke get involved. “Despite my efforts to handle this process confidentially, NBC News is allowing the media to run with completely false and irresponsible reports that disparage Megyn by erroneously […]

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Vice Media President Andrew Creighton Resigns After Harassment Investigation

Vice Media president Andrew Creighton has left the company, coming months after a revelation that he paid a former employee to settle a claim about sexual harassment, Variety has confirmed. According to an exposé by the New York Times, Creighton paid $135,000 in 2016 to a former Vice employee after she alleged she was fired after rejecting his suggestion […]

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The 20 Best Horror Movie Soundtracks: From ‘Psycho’ to ‘It Follows’

There are a handful of things that can turn a memorable horror movie into an iconic one: a thrilling and original conceit, a franchise-worthy serial killer, and jaw-dropping effects come to mind. But an all-important element of a successful horror movie is one that can't be gleaned from posters and casting reports, or even most trailers. The score of a horror movie, from a memorable theme, to an atmospheric enhancement of scenes, right down to the closing credits, can elevate a good film to a great one, with the best standing the test of time. With …

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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Cast on the Timeless Nature of the Show



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‘The Witcher’: Netflix Releases First Look at Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia

Netflix has released the first image of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in their upcoming adaptation of The Witcher. The best-selling fantasy series, which has already been adapted into an acclaimed video game trilogy, follows Geralt, a monster hunter, who teams up with a sorceress and a princess to navigate a treacherous landscape. I don’t want to make a judgment on the show based off a single publicity photo, but it is certainly a look. So far today in the Collider Slack we’ve called this look “Club Owner from Amsterdam”, "Old Legolas", and “Sephiroth from Final …

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Obamas Set ‘The Fifth Risk’ Adaptation as First Netflix Project

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have made their first acquisition under their deal to create content for Netflix. Per Deadline, the Obamas have picked up the rights to author Michael Lewis’ latest book The Fifth Risk, which was released on October 2nd and provides an inside look at the inner workings of the U.S. government. The idea is to create a possible series that helps people further understand how the government actually works. Specifically, The Fifth Risk follows the chaos that erupted at the departments of Energy, Agriculture, and Commerce during the handoff between …

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13 Great Witch Movies for a Spellbinding Halloween

Witches are having a bit of a moment. Of course, that's not exactly new; the figure of the witch has been a dark fascination for humanity throughout the ages, and a favorite of filmmakers and audiences since the earliest days of cinema. But their popularity comes and goes in waves, and right now, we're in the biggest witch boom since the 90s heyday of Sabrina, Willow, Nancy and the Sanderson Sisters. With Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Amazon's Suspiria remake putting their spells on audiences, let's take a look at a few of the …

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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 167 – ‘Sabrina’, ‘Hill House’, and the State of TV

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're joined by Allison Keene to talk about some select shows before moving into a larger conversation about the state of television. We lead off by talking about Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Haunting of Hill House, Maniac, and a few more before moving into a discussion of the fractured TV landscape, the coming upheaval when Disney, Apple, and others launch their streaming services, how to keep up with so much television, and much more. Listen to the latest episode of The Collider.com Podcast below; click here for the previous episode ("…

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Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Parasite’ Lands U.S. Deal With Neon – AFM

Neon has acquired North American rights to Parasite, the new film from Bong Joon-Ho. The drama marks his return to Korean-language movies after Netflix’s Okja last year and 2013’s Snowpiercer. The latter pic was released by Radius, which at the time was run by now-Neon principal Tom Quinn. The deal with CJ Entertainment, which is handling international sales and is distributing in Korea, was unveiled Wednesday at the American Film Market. A 2019 U.S. release is…

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China’s Wanda Completes Exit From Film Studios and Theme Parks

Dalian Wanda has completed its exit from the domestic Chinese theme park business by selling its parks management companies to property developer Sunac for $900 million (RMB6.28 billion). The deal includes operations managing the massive film and TV studios that Wanda constructed in Qingdao and 13 the. The sale of Wanda Cultural Management comes less […]

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Donald Trump Torched For “Fake News” Tweet About Visit To Site Of Slaughter

President Donald Trump got torched on Twitter this morning for his tweet about his visit to the Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were assassinated by an Anti-Semite, in which Trump blasted “Fake News” for reports of protesters in the city. "Melania and I were treated very nicely yesterday in Pittsburgh. The Office of the President was shown great respect on a very sad & solemn day,” Trump tweeted, adding a short video of his visit. “We were treated so warmly. Small…

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‘Undertale’ Creator Releases New Mystery Game ‘Deltarune’

Toby Fox, the creator of the 2015 indie darling RPG “Undertale,” just released a mysterious new game called “Deltarune.” It’s playable on PC or Mac and it’s completely free. It features an art style similar to “Undertale,” but right now no one’s sure if this is a sequel, a prequel, a demo, or a completely […]

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AFM 2018: Johnny Depp, George Miller, Julianne Moore Movies Among Hot Market Debuts…But Not Enough Women Directors

There is a healthy variety of new movie packages at the American Film Market, which gets under way today in Santa Monica. As we noted in our preview, there are also some strong holdovers from recent markets (such as Eve and UglyDolls) and pre-existing projects which are being reconfigured with good new cast. Below is a selection of the hottest market debuts. The depth of projects looks solid on paper. One aspect that isn’t so impressive: the ratio of female filmmakers…

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Michelle Obama’s ‘When We All Vote’ Campaign Sets Star-Studded ‘Telethon For America’

Launched by Michelle Obama’s non-partisan, non-profit campaign “When We All Vote”, the first-ever “The Telethon For America” is set to air live November 5 on YouTube, Facebook Live, and Comedy Central Online — but this telethon has a goal of raising zero dollars. Created by comedian-actor Ben Gleib, “The Telethon For America” is the first telethon in history that isn’t looking to raise money. The singular goal of the event is to take pledges to increase voter turnout. The…

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‘Boomerang’: Brittany Inge, Joey BadA$$ & Kimberly Hall To Recur in BET Reboot

Brittany Inge (Atlanta), Joey BadA$$ (Mr. Robot) and newcomer Kimberly Hall have joined the recurring cast of Boomerang, BET's reboot of the 1992 film, executive produced by Halle Berry, Lena Waithe and co-produced by BET Networks and Paramount Television. Boomerang will follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer's son (Tequan Richmond) and Marcus and Angela Graham's daughter (Tetona Jackson) as they try to step out of their parents' shadows and make a legacy of their own. Inge…

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‘The Witcher’: First Look At Henry Cavill As Geralt Of Rivia; Netflix Rounds Out Cast As Production Begins

Netflix has released a first look at Henry Cavill in character as Geralt of Rivia as production gets underway in Hungary on the fantasy drama series The Witcher. The first look (see below) shows Cavill in costume as the iconic character, and was shared by the actor on his social media channels. In addition, the streaming network announced further casting including Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars…

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Judd Apatow Among Stars Set for ‘Telethon for America’ Get Out the Vote Special

Judd Apatow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney, Lilly Singh and Olga Kay are among the notables set to take part in a get-out-the-vote streaming comedy special dubbed “Telethon for America” on Nov. 5, the night before the midterm elections. The two-hour telecast will stream live on YouTube, Facebook Live and Comedy Central’s website. The goal is […]

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AFM: Hugo Weaving Stars in ‘Hearts and Bones’

“Lord of the Rings” and “Matrix” star Hugo Weaving heads the cast of Australian feature film “Hearts and Bones.” “Hearts and Bones” is a heart-wrenching but ultimately uplifting story of friendship between a war correspondent and a Sudanese refugee. They are connected by a photograph that threatens to destroy them both. It explores issues of personal […]

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American Film Market Opens Amid Massive Uncertainty

Amid massive uncertainty for the future of movies, the American Film Market opens its 39th edition Wednesday at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. While the Southern California weather will certainly deliver sunshine, forecasts for the independent sector for both buyers and sellers are unpredictable, as factors such as the collapse of Donald Tang’s Global […]

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‘Fallout 76’ Beta Extended in Wake of Launcher Bug

The Tuesday night beta session for “Fallout 76” didn’t go exactly as planned thanks to a bug in the BethesdaNet launcher, but developer Bethesda Games plans to make good on the issue by extending the next beta session by four hours. The bug earlier this week caused some players to redownload the nearly 48GB beta […]

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The 15 Best Halloween-Themed Movies to Get You in the Spooky Holiday Spirit

With some stiff competition from Christmas, Halloween might just be the most spirit-driven holiday. There's a strange magic to the last few weeks of October when pumpkins (and pumpkin flavored treats) pop up en masse, as do the haunted houses, corn mazes, and horror marathons as we all feel compelled to listen to Thriller too many times and watch the tried and true movies that get us into that Halloween mood. To help usher in that spooky spirit, a few of us here on the Collider Staff have singled out our favorite movies that take place on or …

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Watch: 10 Useful Tips and Tricks for Playing ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a very big game, so big that it at times may seem overwhelming. Not to fear, though, because we’ve got a handy “tips and tricks” video to help guide you through your playing experience, making it both easier and more enjoyable. The Red Dead Redemption 2 tips and tricks video comes courtesy of Collider Games’ Caboose, who runs down 10 incredibly useful finds. One you may already be aware of is cinematic mode. While the game’s lack of easy fast travel is a bit frustrating, you have the ability to set a waypoint …

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Jimmy Kimmel Applauds Voices In Kanye West Head For Cutting Bait On Donald Trump

“Now the President doesn’t even have Kanye anymore!” Jimmy Kimmel crowed, hours after Kanye West, having returned to Twitter, announced he was no longer the guy who loves Donald Trump. “Today Kanye tweeted, ‘My eyes are now wide open and I now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don't believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative!!!” “Finally, the voices in his head are starting to make sense,” Kimmel applauded. The ABC…

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Variety’s Music for Screens Summit Tackles Diversity, Pay and Awards Contention

The film, television and gaming music communities got the confab they’ve long deserved Tuesday as Variety hosted the inaugural Music for Screens Summit. Guests including Annie Lennox (pictured above with H. Scott Salinas), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Linda Perry, Terence Blanchard and Ramin Djawadi came to Neuehouse in Hollywood for a day of interviews and […]

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Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ Adaptation ‘The Watch’ Lands At BBC America

The Watch, based on Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, has landed a series order at BBC America. The Killing Eve broadcaster has greenlit an eight-part series from BBC Studios, after Deadline revealed the project was in development in March. The U.S. cable network describes the show as a "punk rock thriller" inspired by the City Watch subset of Discworld novels. The character-driven series centers on Terry Pratchett's misfit cops as they fight to save a ramshackle…

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Google Executive Accused of Sexually Harassing Job Applicant Out — Report

The director of Google’s X moonshot unit has left the company following reports of sexual harassment, Axios reports. He did not receive an exit package. Rich DeVaul was one of three Google executives who were the focus of a New York Times story examining the company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations. He reportedly made unwanted sexual advances on a job applicant, whom he had invited to join him at Burning Man, an annual festival in the Nevada desert. Google…

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FX Networks & BBC Extend Content Deal; U.S. Outlet Gets First Primary UK Home For Its Shows

The BBC and FX Networks have expanded their content deal, giving original series from the U.S. broadcaster a primary home in the UK for the first time. The deal extends the relationship between the BBC and FX, which co-produce the Tom Hardy-led drama series Taboo. It also gives the BBC rights to Devs, the UK-produced tech thriller from Ex Machina‘s Alex Garland, and Ryan Murphy’s 1980s-set rookie drama Pose. Also headed across the pond are FX series including Mayans M.C.…

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FX Networks Sets Broad Series Output Deal With BBC

FX Networks has set a broad series licensing deal with the BBC, marking the first time the cabler has had a single network home for its shows in the U.K. market. The three-year pact covers all new FX scripted series coming down the pike, and it extends to some of this year’s buzzy newcomers such […]

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And the Synch of the Year Winner at Variety’s Music for Screens Summit Is …

When Linda Perry was looking for a way to promote 13-year-old singer/songwriter Willa Amai, her guiding principle was, “You have to think a little left field.” Perry was one of five participants in the “Commercial Synchs of the Year” panel at Variety’s inaugural Music for Screens Summit, in which executives, producers and talent reps presented […]

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Proud Boys Banned From Facebook In Effort To Rein In Hate Groups

The Proud Boys, a far-right collective started by onetime Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, have been banned from Facebook and Instagram in an effort to crack down on hate groups. While the group’s violent objectives have long been clear, the move to block them from social media follows the arrest of several members of the group in connection with a brawl in New York City earlier this month. Social media has been a critical way for the group to organize and recruit…

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‘Welcome To Murdertown’: Investigation Discovery Orders Small-Town True Crime Doc From Britespark

EXCLUSIVE: Investigation Discovery is heading to murdertown for its latest true-crime doc. The U.S. cable network has ordered a six-part crime series about murders in small towns from British producer Britespark Films. Welcome To Murdertown follows the baffling murder mysteries where it’s not just one person who’s hiding something – it's everybody. From small towns and tight-lipped communities to tight-knit families, investigators must penetrate a wall of silence to crack…

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Video Game Review: ‘Call of Cthulhu’

The “Call of Cthulhu” opening scene is one of fleeting brilliance, laced with the crawling horror reminiscent of its weird tale origins. You wake up in a deep, damp cave full of fish-guts and piles of slaughtered sharks. In the distance, something gigantic and nameless calls you forward, as a cacophony of howls and cosmic […]

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Milt Barlow Appointed CEO of Australia’s Tangren Cultural

Veteran film distributor Milt Barlow has been appointed as president and CEO of Tangren Cultural Group, a leading Australian distributor of Asian movies. He takes over as CEO following the exit of former CEO Kristy Wang. Barlow has been COO of Tangren since May, when the company acquired Barlow’s Asia Releasing. He was previously CEO […]

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SoftBank Hires Ex-Time Warner Exec Gary Ginsberg as Communications Chief

Japan’s SoftBank Group hired Gary Ginsberg, formerly Time Warner’s top marketing and communications exec and key lieutenant to Rupert Murdoch at News Corp, to head communications for the telecom and technology conglomerate. Ginsberg will join SoftBank as SVP and global head of communications, effective Thursday, Nov. 1. The exec left Time Warner this past June […]

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Israel’s Reshet Scales Back Episode Order For Local Version Of ‘The Four’ As U.S. Waits For Third Season Decision

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli broadcaster Reshet has scaled back the episode order for its version of The Four – the international entertainment format adapted by Fox in the U.S. The network had originally ordered 13 episodes of the show, which was created by Israeli producer and distributor Armoza Formats, but has scaled this back to eight episodes. Three episodes of the show have aired locally on Reshet 13 but it has suffered from low ratings. The Four is thought to be one of the…

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U.K. and Canada Call on Mark Zuckerberg to Appear in Front of International Committee on Fake News

The U.K. and Canada have convened an “international grand committee” on disinformation and fake news and have written to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to call for him to give evidence when it meets on Nov. 27. U.K. and Canadian probes into fake news have both previously attempted to get Zuckerberg to appear, without success. In […]

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‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’ Director Abdellatif Kechiche Accused Of Sexual Assault, Denies Claims

French director Abdellatif Kechiche, who won the Palme D'or for Blue Is The Warmest Color, is the latest high-profile film name to be accused of sexual assault. Kechiche "categorically denies” the charges, according to his lawyer. Kechiche, who also directed Black Venus, has been accused by a young actress of sexual assault at a dinner party in Paris in June. The young actress, who has not been named, filed a complaint with French police on October 6 but the matter has…

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Paloma Faith, Miriam Margolyes Join Disney’s ‘101 Dalmation Street’ Series

Pop star Paloma Faith will voice Portia Poodle and actor Miriam Margolyes Bessie the Cornish Cow in “101 Dalmation Street,” Disney Channel’s upcoming animated series. The pair will guest star in the show, with Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”) and Michaela Dietz (“Steven Universe”) taking the regular lead roles of sibling dalmations Dylan and Dolly. Ben […]

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Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Gets Armistice Day TV Premiere on the BBC

Peter Jackson’s landmark First World War feature documentary film “They Shall Not Grow Old” will go out on the BBC in the U.K. on Nov. 11, Armistice Day. The film will be one of the U.K. pubcaster’s centerpieces in its commemorative coverage around the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the day on which the allies and […]

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‘The Favourite’ Leads the Field in the British Independent Film Award Nominations

Yorgos Lanthimos’ acclaimed period drama “The Favourite,” and Bart Layton’s heist movie “American Animals,” have landed the most British Independent Film Award nominations this year, with 13 and 11 apiece. “You Were Never Really Here” also put in a strong showing with 8 noms. BIFA has made strides to ensure its voters for its awards […]

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Laurence Fishburne to Star in and Produce Sony’s UFO Drama Series ‘Rendlesham’

Upcoming paranormal series “Rendlesham” just got some star power, with Laurence Fishburne signing on to appear in the show and exec produce. Sony-backed Eleventh Hour Films is making the series and Sony Pictures Television is taking it out internationally. It is inspired by events that took place on a U.S. air base near the British […]

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CBS-Owned Australian Broadcaster Ten Rebrands Digital Service With ‘One Dollar’, ‘Strange Angel’ and ‘Tell Me A Story?’

CBS' influence on Australian broadcaster Network Ten is starting to show after it revealed it would launch three CBS All Access original series on a rebranded digital platform. The network, which CBS acquired last year, is to launch One Dollar, Strange Angel and Tell Me A Story? on its 10 All Access service, which will go live in December. 10 All Access will offer more than 7,000 commercial-free episodes of shows including the first season of The Good Fight as well as…

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‘The Favourite’ Leads British Independent Film Awards Nominations – Full List

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Venice Special Grand Jury Prize winner The Favourite leads nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards with 13 in its court. The twisted take on the British monarchy and period cinema, which Fox Searchlight releases November 23 in North America, has nods for Venice Best Actress laureate Olivia Colman as well as for Best Film, Director, Screenplay and for its supporting cast Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. The latter is also up for Best…

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Laurence Fishburne To Star In & Exec Produce Sony Pictures Television’s UFO Drama ‘Rendlesham’

The Matrix and CSI star Laurence Fishburne is to star in and exec produce Sony's anthology UFO drama series Rendlesham. The series, which is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and Eleventh Hour Films, the UK indie that the Hollywood studio owns a stake in, is an eight-part drama is inspired by a "real-life" UFO incident, which took place at a US air base close to the village of Rendlesham, Suffolk in 1980. Several people in the village's small forest…

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‘Breadwinner’ Director Nora Twomey Honored With View Conference Visionary Award

Nora Twomey, Cartoon Saloon co-founder and director of the critically lauded animated feature “The Breadwinner,” has been awarded the inaugural View Visionary Award by the View Conference in Turin, Italy. View Conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez pointed to Twomey’s “exceptional artistry” for the reason she was given the award. Twomey, who also co-directed Cartoon Saloon’s […]

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Madrid TV Pitchbox Sets Date for Second Edition

MADRID — The 2nd Madrid TV Pitchbox, a pitching event focused on Spanish TV drama series in development, will take place Tuesday, Dec. 18, organized by online platform Filmarket Hub. A selection of seven TV drama projects will be presented before executives from some of the most important Spain-based TV broadcasters and OTTs. After the […]

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‘Illusion’ Turns Authoritarian State into a Video Game

Inspired by the interface of video games, Czech documentarian Katerina Tureckova’s portrait of life under Hungarian strongman president Viktor Orban, “Illusion,” had audiences buzzing at the 22nd Ji.hlava docu fest this year. One of 13 entries in the Czech Joy section, her film, structured as a video game, is no diversion in digital playtime but […]

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Marvel Developing Winter Soldier-Falcon Limited Series for Disney’s Streaming Service

Empire writer Malcolm Spellman has been tapped to write a limited series for Disney's streaming service that would center around the Marvel superheroes Falcon and Winter Solider, according to Variety. The news comes on the heels of recent reports that Disney and Marvel were prepping multiple limited series centered MCU characters who have never had their own standalone movies, a la Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. Loki and Scarlet Witch are also expected to be the subject of their own limited series, which are expected to be between six and eight episodes. That addressed one complaint that has …

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Movie Talk: Ben Affleck’s ‘The Batman’ Cameo Nixed by Matt Reeves?

On today's Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff and Jeff Sneider discuss the following: According to Revenge of the Fans, Ben Affleck wanted to cameo in Matt Reeves' The Batman, but the director nixed the idea. Exclusive: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's director of photography Robert Richardson tells Collider's Adam Chitwood that Quentin Tarantino's movie is "spooky" and "playful". Deadline is reporting that Julius Avery has been tapped by Fox to write and direct a Flash Gordon remake. Variety reports that Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell are attached to star in another …

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Watch: The Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time – #10-6

Now that our Top 50 Superhero Movies of All Time and Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies lists have come and gone, it’s on to the next! Just in time for Halloween, we're counting down the Top 10 horror movies of all time. That's right, we've trimmed down the long list of horror classics, from the studio age to today's biggest hits, to only 10 picks for the best of the best. With the honorable mentions behind us, we're diving straight in to the Top 10 with our first five picks, including iconic films like …

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The Witching Hour: Episode 14 – ‘Suspiria’, ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ & the Growing Witch Trend

Welcome to The Witching Hour! Collider’s horror podcast, co-created and co-hosted by Horror Editor Haleigh Foutch and Senior Editorial Producer Perri Nemiroff. This week, is a very witchy Witching Hour indeed! First up, we dive into our thoughts on Netflix's new supernatural teen drama Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and dig into some details from the first two episodes, then it's on to a spoiler-free chat about Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria. Watch or listen to the latest episode of The Collider Podcast below and click here to find us on iTunes. To stay up to …

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‘Overlord’ Helmer Julius Avery to Write and Direct Fox’s ‘Flash Gordon’ Movie

From Nazi zombies to grand space opera. Overlord director Julius Avery is set to write and direct Fox’s new Flash Gordon movie. Matthew Vaughn, who was once attached to direct, will now the produce the film with John Davis and Hearst. Per Deadline, Avery grew up a fan of the comics and pitched his take to the studio. Flash Gordon originated as a comic strip hero back in the 1930s, created as competition for the popular Buck Rodgers. The comics followed Flash Gordon’s adventures through space, battling the evil ruler of the planet Mongo, Ming the Merciless. The …

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Naomi Watts to Lead ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Pilot for HBO

Naomi Watts is officially heading back to the early days of Westeros, when White Walkers still crawled and the Starks were but direwolf pups. Deadline reports that the two-time Oscar nominee will lead the Game of Thrones prequel pilot written by Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service), from a story by Goldman and A Song of Ice and Fire creator George RR Martin. Watts' character-description offers the slightest possible hints as to who she will be playing, with the role described as "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret." This could be...anyone. Literally anyone. But we do …

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The Best Comedies on Netflix Right Now

Last Updated: October 30th So you’re browsing through Netflix, looking for something to watch, but you’re in the mood for something light. Netflix’s massive library can be intimidating, especially when you’re looking for a good comedy amidst a sea of subpar entries in the genre. Not to fear, though, because we here at Collider have you covered. Below, we’ve curated a list of the very best comedies on Netflix right now. We’ve got everything from silly buddy comedies, big splashy commercial comedies, more esoteric indies, and even a couple of films that toe the …

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‘Bojack Horseman’ Renewed for Another Super Stressful Season at Netflix

Bojack Horseman, by far the most emotionally devastating show of all time that also features a talking whale named Tom Jumbo-Grumbo, has officially been renewed at Netflix for a sixth season. Considering Red Dead Redemption 2 just brought in massive numbers, this is quite the joyous day for harrowing, stressful tales about horses. Since Raphael Bob-Waksberg's adult-skewing animated comedy first premiered on the streaming service in 2014, it has grown into of the smartest, most cutting portrayals of depression and fame on TV, while also somehow managing to be just really, really freaking funny. Each episode …

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New Poster for ‘Creed II’ Sets Up a Battle of the Generations

Directed by Steven Caple Jr., and written by Sylvester Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker (Luke Cage), Creed II will see Michael B. Jordan return as Adonis Johnson, son of Apollo Creed, to continue his training under Rocky Balboa for a brutal fight against Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). All of the on-screen talent appear (in heavily photoshopped form) in a new poster for the upcoming sports sequel, which will be a battle of the generations. The film also stars Tessa Thompson returning as Adonis’ love interest, Bianca, Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne, Wood …

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Eddie Redmayne in Talks for Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’

It was only last week that we learned that Aaron Sorkin was dusting off his old script for The Trial of the Chicago 7 as his next directorial effort, but the cast is already coming together. Last week’s announcement was accompanied by the news that Sacha Baron Cohen is in early talks to play Abbie Hoffman in the true-story drama, and now Variety reports that Eddie Redmayne is also in early talks to speak Sorkinese onscreen. The film is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising …

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Hugh Grant on ‘A Very English Scandal’ and Why ‘Paddington 2’ Is a Masterpiece

The Amazon Prime mini-series A Very English Scandal is the shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. As the leader of the Liberal Party, Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) had a secret to hide and his gay ex-lover, Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw), threatened everything, leading him to scheme and deceive and eventually conspire to murder, which forced him to stand trial in 1979. As part of the awards campaign for the series and with the Critics’ Choice Awards being held on January 13, 2019, British actor Hugh Grant spoke at a …

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‘Head Full of Honey’ Trailer: Nick Nolte Leads Til Schweiger’s English-Language Remake

In 2014, writer/producer/actor/director Til Schweiger brought Head Full of Honey to the world stage. Now, the German filmmaker delivers an English-language remake of the story as  a Warner Bros. release by the same name. This version is fronted by Nick Nolte who plays an aging man struggling to cope with the loss of his wife and battling against his dwindling mental faculties. The touching family tale can be glimpsed in the very first trailer for the upcoming film. Also starring Matt Dillon, Emily Mortimer, Sophie Lane Nolte, Jacqueline Bisset, and Eric Roberts, Warner Bros.' Head Full …

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Kenneth Branagh Is William Shakespeare in First Image from ‘All Is True’

Kenneth Branagh made his name with his Shakespeare adaptations, but in All Is True he will become the man, and turn his focus to the Bard's own life. The film, penned by Ben Elton (who is primarily known for comedies -- this will be his first drama) will feature Branagh as William Shakespeare, but will occur during an often unexplored and pivotal period of the playwright's later years. The actor will also direct the feature, which also stars Judi Dench as his wife Anne and Ian McKellen as the Earl of Southampton. According to a press release, "The year …

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Enter to Win a Unique Print from ‘You Were Never Really Here’

You Were Never Really Here is one of the best movies of the year, and I’m so excited that more people can actually check it out now that it’s available on Amazon Prime Video. For those who are unfamiliar with the film, the story follows Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), a man with a unique set of skills who’s tasked with rescuing a young woman, but stumbles upon a disturbing conspiracy with profound and violent consequences. It’s not an easy movie to describe, but it’s not an easy movie to forget either as it will sear itself …

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Cate Blanchett to Star in FX Limited Series ‘Mrs. America’

A major movie star is coming to cable, which isn't as shocking as it used to be, but it's still pretty amazing -- especially when that star is Cate Blanchett. The Academy Award-winning Blanchett (twice over) is set to headline the FX limited series Mrs. America, which will start production on its 9-episode run in 2019. It is, notably, her first foray into television. According to a press release, "Mrs. America tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, …

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Exclusive: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Is “Spooky” and “Playful”, Says DP Robert Richardson

Even for a Quentin Tarantino movie, there is a considerable amount of interest surrounding Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Perhaps it’s because the film teams up two of the world’s biggest movie stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, in the starring roles. Or because it features Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate and chronicles the Manson Murders. Or maybe because it gives Tarantino the opportunity to dig deep into the Hollywood of 1969, complete with a fake Western TV show. For all these reasons and more, folks are really eager to see this new Tarantino movie, but so …

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‘This Is Us’ Pays Tribute To Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims Tonight

As America still reels from the massacre in Pittsburgh this past weekend This Is Us paid an homage to the city where much of the Dan Fogelman created series takes place. At the end of Tuesday’s “Kamsahamnida” episode on NBC, a titled card went up addressing the murder of 11 people in the Tree of Life synagogue on October 27. Now facing the death penalty, suspect  Robert Bowers’ vile action was  the worst concentrated case of anti-semitism in American history. Executive…

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UCLA Buys Crest Theater, Will Become The Nimoy Theater Honoring Leonard Nimoy

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and its performing arts program, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, has acquired the Crest Theater on Westwood Boulevard. The landmark venue will be transformed into a new off-campus performing arts space that will serve as an important addition to UCLA's cultural venues and resources across the city. UCLA's purchase of the long-dormant theater was made possible by major gifts from actor, writer and director Susan…

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Michael Lewis’ Latest Book ‘The Fifth Risk’ Acquired By The Obamas Under Their Netflix Production Deal

Deadline has learned that Michael Lewis’ latest book The Fifth Risk has been acquired by Barack and Michelle Obama under their Netflix production deal for a possible series that will help people understand the inner workings of the government better. We understand that the Obamas are exploring projects but nothing has been specifically greenlit at this time. Lewis is revealing the news about the Obamas optioning The Fifth Risk on Katie Couric’s Thursday podcast. The Fifth…

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‘Cobra Kai’ Online Series Episode 1 Passes 50 Million Views On YouTube

The publicity drums are beating for the second season of Cobra Kai, the YouTube Premium web series that takes the Karate Kid film series 30 years into the future, following the aftermath of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament that was the original film’s focus. A Tweet featuring the main characters, including original film star Ralph Macchio, has already generated a huge buzz online. The tweet touts the success of the online series, which just had its first episode…

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How Cathy Yan Landed The ‘Birds Of Prey’ Directing Gig: U.S.-China Entertainment Summit

This evening at the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, attendees for the first time, had the opportunity to hear Cathy Yan talk a bit about her upcoming big studio directorial, Warner Bros./DC’s Birds of Prey Upon landing the gig, Yan became the first female Asian director to ever direct a superhero film, and the third female filmmaker to join the DC club after Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins and Ava DuVernay for the upcoming The…

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Marvel Duo Falcon & Winter Soldier Teaming For Disney Streaming Series

Disney’s upcoming streaming service is ramping up its content creation, with Empire writer/executive producer Malcolm Spellman hired to pen a potential limited series that would team two of Marvel’s costumed characters: Winter Soldier and The Falcon. It is one of several potential series on the service, which is aiming for a late 2019 launch. Marvel Studios’ involvement was first tipped in September, that to magical characters from the Avengers franchise — Tom…

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Nancy Pelosi Translates Donald Trump’s Latest Midterm Distraction To Stephen Colbert

“Every election, people talk about an ‘October Surprise’,” Stephen Colbert noted on Late Show. He asked guest Nancy Pelosi if that was the best way to describe President Donald Trump’s announcement he will unilaterally end birthright citizenship, as outlined in the Constitution. In an Axios interview released earlier in the day, the President said to his base, as translated by Colbert, “Listen, you’ve go to stick with me. I’m the only one who is going to protect you from…

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‘False Profits’ Not Going Forward At ABC, Shopped To Other Buyers

ABC has opted not to proceed with comedic drama pilot False Profits. I hear the project starring Bellamy Young and Vanessa Williams is being shopped by ABC Studios to other outlets. False Profits was among ABC’s buzzy hourlong pilots last season. It narrowly missed the cut for a series order but remained in priority development for midseason consideration. The network in May authorized the opening of a writers room to generate three additional scripts, and ABC Studios…

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“Rehire James Gunn” Billboard Pops Up Near Disneyland

The chapter on James Gunn being fired as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 isn’t closed yet. In addition to the cast — mainly Dave Bautista — supporting the filmmaker, a group of fans have launched a GoFundMe campaign to have billboards that say “Rehire James Gunn” outside of Orlando and Anaheim Disney parks. The campaign was started by a group who started a RehireJamesGunn.com after old tweets from the director joking about rape and pedophilia resurfaced. The…

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Floated For ‘Altitude’ Thriller; Amcomri Film Partners Launches Fund – AFM Briefs

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in talks to star in Altitude, a thriller set on on a runaway hot-air balloon in the works from writer-director Marc Fienberg. The pic is in preproduction and shooting is scheduled to start in January in South Africa. 13 Films is repping international rights to the project and is presenting it to buyers at the American Film Market, which kicks off Wednesday in Santa Monica. Meyers would play a man who has planned the perfect romantic proposal to his…

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‘World Of Dance’ Producers Alex Katz & Mandy Novak Launch No Other Way Productions

World of Dance producers Alex Katz and Mandy Novak have launched No Other Way Productions, a company that will focus on providing post-production and editorial services for networks, streaming services and cable channels. Housed in a 14,000-square-foot facility in the San Fernando Valley, No Other Way also will have a separate production arm focusing on development and production of original content for scripted, unscripted and digital projects. The facility is housing…

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Are Buyers Still Hungry For Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo? You Bet They Are…

EXCLUSIVE: “The kid is resilient,” Richard Crenna’s character Trautman marvels about Rambo in First Blood. Four films and $730 million in theatrical gross later (and 10 years since the latest installment), the Sylvester Stallone action franchise remains just that. Buyers have flocked to Rambo V, with Millennium selling out on the movie between Cannes and the American Film Market, which kicks off Wednesday in Santa Monica. At a time when presale sell-outs are harder to…

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Warner Bros.’ Kevin Tsujihara Says ‘Diversity is Good for Business’

Kevin Tsujihara Warner Bros. chairman and chief executive used his Visionary Leadership award at the U.S.-China Entertainment Gala Dinner to make an impassioned statement in favor of diversity in the workplace. He received the award Tuesday night in Los Angeles on the sidelines of the 2018 U.S.-China Entertainment Summit. The first Asian-American to head a […]

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TrustNordisk Boards Psychological Thriller ‘Lake of Death’ (EXCLUSIVE)

TrustNordisk has come on board Nini Bull Robsahm’s high-concept psychological thriller “Lake of Death,” an adaptation of André Bjerke’s classic 1942 Norwegian novel “Lake of the Dead.” “Lake of Death” is produced by Thomas Robsahm and Fredrik Pryser for Canopy Film in association with Pryserfilm with support form the Norwegian Film Institute. Robsahm, who is […]

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First-Look Image Released of Caitlin Moran’s ‘How to Build a Girl’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety has been given the exclusive first-look image for coming-of-age comedy “How to Build a Girl,” which Protagonist Pictures is selling at AFM. The movie is directed by Coky Giedroyc, and stars “Lady Bird’s” Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen, best known for “Game of Thrones,” Paddy Considine and Sarah Solemani. Adapted by Caitlin Moran from her […]

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Mad as Birds Brings on Warner Bros. Marketing Alum Con Gornell (EXCLUSIVE)

Burgeoning U.K. producer Mad as Birds has brought on Con Gornell as a long-term consultant to support its growing slate of movies, including “The Vanishing” and others, several of which are being sold at AFM with this week. The first project that former Warner Bros. EMEA marketing exec VP Gornell will work on is “The […]

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Anna Paquin’s ‘Tell It to the Bees’ Flies to U.S. With Good Deed (EXCLUSIVE)

London-based sales and financing house Film Constellation has sold North American rights for Annabel Jankel’s “Tell It to the Bees,” which stars Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger, to Good Deed Entertainment. Good Deed, which is aiming for a spring theatrical release, has partnered with FilmRise on streaming and linear rights for the film. The period […]

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Liam Hemsworth’s ‘Killerman’ Bought for U.S. by Blue Fox (EXCLUSIVE)

On the first day of the American Film Market, Blue Fox Entertainment acquired U.S. rights to Solution Entertainment Group’s action-thriller “Killerman,” starring Liam Hemsworth. The film also stars Emory Cohen, Diane Guerrero, Suraj Sharma, and Zlatko Buric. Blue Fox is planning a spring 2019 theatrical release on at least 200 screens. The film was written […]

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Gaumont Reteams with ‘The Intouchables’ Directors on ‘The Specials’ (EXCLUSIVE)

French mini-major Gaumont is re-teaming with “The Intouchables” filmmakers Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache on their long-gestated passion project, “The Specials,” starring Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb. “The Specials” is an uplifting drama about the true story of Stephane Benhamou and Daoud Tatou, two friends from different religious faiths who, 20 years ago, created a […]

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WestEnd Films Boards Helen Reddy Biopic ‘I Am Woman’ (EXCLUSIVE)

WestEnd Films will launch Helen Reddy biopic “I Am Woman” at the American Film Market. Danielle Macdonald (“Patti Cake$”) has also been confirmed as a cast member. She will play legendary rock journalist Lilian Roxon and star alongside Tilda Cobham-Hervey (“Hotel Mumbai”) who plays singer/actor/activist Reddy, and Evan Peters (“American Animals”) who portrays Jeff Wald, […]

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Remembering Those Who Perished at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue (Guest Column)

I am a Pittsburgher. I grew up in Squirrel Hill, an amazing, diverse and accepting neighborhood. And Tree of Life, the synagogue that was attacked last weekend, is my synagogue. To be exact, Tree of Life is a building that houses three different congregations: Tree of Life, Dor Hadash, and New Light. The huge synagogues […]

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Lantern Entertainment Has No Right to Release ‘Polaroid,’ Bank Alleges

“Polaroid” is among a handful of unreleased films that have been stuck in limbo since the Weinstein Co. began its spiral into bankruptcy a year ago. The film may soon see the light of day, as Lantern Entertainment — which acquired the company’s assets in July for $289 million — is seeking distribution. The film […]

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

‘Paradise PD’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

Netflix has picked up a second season of its adult animated comedy series Paradise PD. The renewal comes two months following the premiere of the series about a backwater Southern-fried, small-town police department featuring the voice of Sarah Chalke. Created by Brickleberry creators Waco O'Guin and Roger Black, Paradise PD takes on a small-town police department. They're bad cops. Not bad like no nonsense. Not bad like cool. Bad like shitty. You can check out the…

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Cate Blanchett To Star In ‘Mrs. America’ Limited Series Ordered By FX

FX has given a nine-episode order to Mrs. America, a timely limited series starring Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor Cate Blanchett in her first role on American television, from Emmy-winning writer Davhi Waller (Mad Men), Oscar-nominated producer Stacey Sher (Django Unchained, Erin Brockovich) and FX Productions. Blanchett also executive produces Mrs. America with Sher, Waller, who also serves as showrunner, and Coco Francini (The Hateful Eight). Production is…

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‘Bloodshot’ Co-Creator Says Vin Diesel And Neal Moritz Will Deliver “Fresh And Subversive” Superhero Epic

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Neal H. Moritz and actor Vin Diesel have logged a lot of miles together with The Fast and The Furious franchise, but the reunited tandem have been in South Africa working on a very different action epic for Sony: Bloodshot, which adapts the sci-fi superhero introduced in 1992 in the pages of Valiant Comics. The script by Oscar-nominated Arrival scribe Eric Heisserer introduces Diesel as the cyborg called Bloodshot, an unstoppable machine-man assassin…

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Roman Coppola Aims to Rent Out Hollywood Villa (EXCLUSIVE)

Movie industry scion Roman Coppola, son of legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and himself an accomplished Oscar- and Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer, seeks a tenant for his idiosyncratically outfitted residence in the historic Whitley Heights neighborhood above Hollywood, now available at almost $10,000 per month. Coppola, a 2016 Golden Globe winner for his comedy series “Mozart in […]

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: How the NIN Masterminds Balance Scoring and Touring

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross just got off tour. They also just got out of the recording studio. These are not contradictory statements. In recent months, it’s been Nine Inch Nails by night, film scoring by day — sometimes right up to the moment they walk on stage. They wrapped up work on Jonah Hill’s […]

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Hatemongers Are Putting Journalists at Risk (Column)

As so many of us mourn the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, I keep thinking how he was among that special breed of journalists courageous enough to speak out at any cost against injustice — including the constant threat of death. It was Khashoggi’s outspoken criticism of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman […]

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Cate Blanchett to Star as Phyllis Schlafly in Limited Series ‘Mrs. America’ for FX

In a coup for FX, Cate Blanchett is set to star as conservative firebrand Phyllis Schlafly in the limited series “Mrs. America,” recounting the modern history of the women’s movement. “Mad Men” and “Halt and Catch Fire” alum Dahvi Waller is spearheading the project for FX Productions. Waller and Blanchett will exec produce alongside Stacey […]

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‘Boy of War’ Producer Fabien Driehorst: ‘It’s a Coming of Age Story’

“War is a state of mind,” notes Cyprien Clément-Delmas, who, together with Igor Kosenko, directed “Boy of War,” the study of Artiom, a teenage Ukrainian whose dream is to become a soldier and fight for his homeland. Has Artiom really thought this idea through? This was the question on the duo’s minds as they began […]

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Listen: How the World’s Largest Magazine Company Approaches Video Content

With its acquisition of Time Inc. earlier this year, Meredith Corp. is home to more iconic magazine titles than ever, from People to Better Homes & Gardens. But as the president of Meredith National Media Group, Jon Werther, explains in the latest episode of the Variety podcast “Strictly Business,” he’s as focused on translating these […]

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‘Mr. Iglesias’: Megyn Price & Coy Stewart To Recur In Netflix Comedy Series

Megyn Price (The Ranch) and Coy Stewart (Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will recur opposite Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias in Mr. Iglesias, Netflix's upcoming multi-cam comedy series from the comedian and Cristela co-creator/executive producer Kevin Hench. In the comedy, Iglesias plays Gabe, a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being "counseled out" by a bully bureaucrat…

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‘Dumb People Town’ Animated Comedy Based On Podcast From Sklar Bros & Will Arnett Gets YouTube Presentation Order

YouTube has ordered a presentation for animated half-hour comedy Dumb People Town based on the Sklar Brothers hit podcast, from Randy and Jason Sklar, Daniel Van Kirk, Will Arnett’s Electric Avenue, Artists First and Sony Pictures TV, where Electric Avenue is under a deal. It is part of YouTube’s (and all major streaming platforms’) push into adult animation. YiuTube’s first full-length adult animated comedy series, Dallas & Robo, premiered on its Premium service earlier…

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Sony Classics Buys Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare Drama ‘All Is True’

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to the historical drama “All Is True,” starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen. Branagh directed from Ben Elton’s script about the little-known period in the final years of William Shakespeare. Branagh portrays the playwright with Dench as his wife Anne, while McKellen plays the Earl of […]

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‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Rise As New England Patriots Crush Buffalo Bills

The term "slow burn" has been used a lot of late to describe certain shows on streaming and it certainly could have been used last night to describe the New England Patriots' 25-6 triumph over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football. Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and crew weren't slack for the early part of the ESPN game on the Bills' home turf, but in the second half they truly leaned in. Facing that, after Thurman Thomas' number retirement ceremony, it couldn't have been…

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Netflix Makes Strong Push at Lucca Comics & Games

This year Lucca Comics & Games, which draws almost 250,000 guests, will really have something for everyone. Michael Pena and Diego Luna of Netflix’s “Narcos,” Marvel Comics’ editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski, executive producer of videogame “Kingdom Hearts III” Shinji Hashimoto, “The Crow” creator James O’Barr, former Ferrari racer Jean Alesi and manga master Leiji Matsumoto are […]

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Skybound’s ‘Delusion: Lies Within’ Virtual Reality Series Debuts on Samsung VR (EXCLUSIVE)

Skybound Entertainment is bringing its new virtual reality (VR) horror series “Delusion: Lies Within” to Samsung VR. Starting on November 2, owners of compatible headsets will be able to buy the 4-part series via the Samsung VR app for $4.99. “Delusion: Lies Within” is the brainchild of Jon Braver, who has been holding annual horror […]

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ESPN+ Now Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One

ESPN’s streaming-subscription package, ESPN+, is now available on Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One game consoles. The ESPN+ service costs $4.99 per month (or $49.99 per year), and marked Disney’s first foray into direct-to-consumer entertainment. Customers can access thousands of additional live sports events not carried on TV, as well as original shows and […]

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‘Love & Hip Hop’ Creator Mona Scott-Young Signs Unscripted TV Pact With Lionsgate

Producer Mona Scott-Young is planting her Monami Entertainment banner at Lionsgate TV. The creator of “Love & Hip Hop” has signed an overall deal to develop unscripted series with Lionsgate. The pact gives her options to work with the studio on scripted projects as well. Scott-Young is the creator and exec producer of VH1’s highly […]

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‘Love & Hip Hop’ Creator Mona Scott-Young Inks Overall Deal With Lionsgate TV

Love & Hip Hop creator, media mogul and entrepreneur Mona Scott-Young has signed an overall deal with Lionsgate TV to develop and produce unscripted series for the company's alternative television business under her Monani Entertainment banner. She will also have the opportunity to develop projects across Lionsgate's scripted, digital and other businesses. Scott-Young, CEO of multi-media entertainment company Monami Entertainment, is the creator and executive producer of…

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Epix Batman Prequel ‘Pennyworth’ Adds Jason Flemyng As Villain

Jason Flemyng has joined Epix’s DC Comics adaptation Pennyworth in the series-regular role of the villain called Lord Harwood. Flemyng’s credits include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Journey, The Missing and Jamestown. The upcoming 10-episode, one-hour Epix drama series chronicles the early adventures of Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), by picking up with the character in his 20s in England when he is fresh from a stint as a…

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Jennifer Lawrence Launches Excellent Cadaver Producing Shingle, Sets First Look Deal With Makeready

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lawrence has launched a new production company, Excellent Cadaver, and she has made a first-look film deal with Makeready where she and producing partner Justine Polsky will develop movie projects and star vehicles for the Oscar-winning actress. Makeready and Excellent Cadaver will produce them independently or through Makeready’s output deals with Universal Pictures and Entertainment One. Makeready principal and Head of Film Pam Abdy will oversee…

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Heather Parry’s Live Nation Productions Is Booming With ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Believer’ and More

How does Heather Parry, president of Live Nation Productions, operate? A telling example comes in answer to a question about how her company became involved with “A Star Is Born,” the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga vehicle that is already one of the biggest films of the year. “I know Bradley, and as soon as […]

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Trevor Noah Tells Donald Trump He Inspired Bombs Sent To Critics

“I’m not gonna lie, when we came down to Miami, part of us thought we were going to take a vacation from the news,” The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah told his audience there. The news followed him there. “What the f*ck Florida? We come here to cover the midterm but when when we get here all everyone is talking about is the world's worst pen pal!” The man behind the bombs was spotted at Trump rallies, and created a Trump shrine on the windows of the van in which he was living…

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Why Tim Burton’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Is an Underrated Gem

Note: This Collider original feature was initially published on a prior date, but has been moved to the front page to further highlight our original content. When the Halloween season rolls around, the Tim Burton film that most people seem to be discussing and watching the most is The Nightmare Before Christmas (which, for the record, Burton only produced—Henry Selick directed). But there’s another Burton film that’s just as fitting for the spooky fall season and also happens to be a pretty impeccable piece of filmmaking: Sleepy Hollow. Burton’s loose adaptation of the Washington Irving tale …

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‘Chicago Fire’: Jordan Belfi To Recur On Season 7

Jordan Belfi (American Curious) has signed on for a recurring role in NBC’s Chicago Fire. Belfi will play Gordan, an intelligent, hot-headed and privileged businessman who is fierce in the boardroom. Chicago Fire looks into the lives of the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 who risk their lives week in and week out to save and protect the citizens of their city. Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, Kara Killmer, David Eigenberg, Stella Kidd…

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Nintendo to Hold ‘Smash’-Centric Direct and Treehouse: Live on Nov. 1

Nintendo is holding a “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” Direct on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET, it announced on Tuesday. It’s the final “Smash” Direct before the game’s release on Dec. 7, Nintendo said. Game director Masahiro Sakurai will host the video presentation. It will last about 40 minutes. Afterwards, Nintendo is […]

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Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare Movie ‘All Is True’ Acquired By Sony Classics

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to Kenneth Branagh’s All Is True, a drama about a little-known period in the final years of William Shakespeare. Branagh directs and stars as the playwright in the pic, which co-stars Judi Dench and Ian McKellan. The film will get a one-week awards-qualifying theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles on December 21, followed by a larger release in 2019. Penned by Ben Elton in his first original drama, All Is True is…

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Ben Silverman & Howard Owens’ Propagate Acquires Silverman’s Former Company Electus, Majority Stake In Artists First From IAC

Two and a half years after Ben Silverman left the company he had founded, the IAC-owned Electus, to join Howard Owens in A+E Networks-backed Propagate, the duo have acquired Electus and its majority stake in management/production company Artists First from Barry Diller’s IAC. The acquisitions were financed through the investment secured earlier this year from The Raine Group to accelerate Propagate's global growth through new ventures and targeted acquisitions. Original…

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The 75 Best Horror Movies of All-Time

Horror films are something you have to prepare for. Whether it's gripping the seat or shielding your eyes or ears from the grossness, or wrapping yourself up in a Lovecraftian or Puritan world, great horror movies are much more than jump scares. Utilizing the sound of floorboards, the movement of shadows, the unpredictability of mist, horrific or hilarious (or hilariously horrific) deaths, or a tingling film score—this genre is always playing with the audience. The greatest horror flicks can be heady and philosophical, slapstick or serious—in short, if you're a fan of horror, most likely you'…

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Ben Silverman’s Propagate Acquires Electus and Majority Stake in Artists First

Propagate, the production banner headed by Howard Owens and Ben Silverman, is in expansion mode with a deal to acquire Electus and a majority interest in management-production banner Artists First. The deal reunites Silverman with Electus, the company he founded more than a decade ago with backing from Barry Diller’s IAC. Electus had been quietly […]

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Scores the Biggest Opening Weekend Ever for an Entertainment Product

Red Dead Redemption 2 was destined to sell a ton of copies. But now it holds the record for most money made by an entertainment product over a weekend. The game sold $725 million worth of copies in its first three days, only second to the $1 billion pulled in over three days by Grand Theft Auto V. However, Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive can claim an opening weekend because GTA V was released on a Tuesday whereas Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on a Friday. The new Rockstar game also set the following records: Biggest entertainment launch of …

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New ‘Boy Erased’ Trailer Finds Lucas Hedges Struggling Through Conversion Therapy

Focus Features has released a new trailer for writer/director Joel Edgerton’s upcoming drama Boy Erased. The film is based on Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same name which chronicles his experience as a gay teenager who is sent to a conversion therapy program when he’s outed to his religious parents. Manchester by the Sea and Lady Bird breakout Lucas Hedges fills the lead role, but the film also boasts a terrific ensemble cast that includes Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman as the boy’s parents and filmmaker/actor Xavier Dolan. I caught the film at the …

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Nintendo CEO Believes it Can Still Hit Switch Sales Goal Despite Huge Gap

Nintendo sold about 5 million Switch globally in the first half of its fiscal year, leaving just under 15 million units in sales needed to hit its 2018 fiscal year sales goal, the company reported Tuesday. Despite that, the Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo chief executive Shuntaro Furukawa said during a press conference that […]

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Rian Johnson Reveals On-Set Image as Filming Starts on ‘Knives Out’

In between Star Wars installments, writer-director Rian Johnson is tackling an original crime drama/mystery by the name of Knives Out. Details on the new film, which is set in the modern day and follows a detective assigned to solve the crime central to the plot, are being kept under wraps. Thanks to the first on-set photo from Johnson, however, we do know it'll feature some ultra wide-angle shots, for what it's worth. Johnson's original script was inspired by classic Agatha Christie thrillers, of which there are numerous to choose from. The real takeaway …

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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina': Richard Coyle on Father Blackwood and the Series’ Indescribable Tone

From show creator/writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the Netflix original series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina follows Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), the magical 16-year-old half-witch/half-mortal who feels conflicted about both sides of her nature. While Sabrina is on her own personal journey of discovering what she stands for and where she belongs, her aunts Hilda (Lucy Davis) and Zelda (Miranda Otto), warlock cousin Ambrose (Chance Perdomo), high priest Father Blackwood (Richard Coyle), the Devil’s handmaiden Madam Satan (Michelle Gomez), human boyfriend Harvey (Ross Lynch), and even her familiar, Salem the cat, are each trying to …

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Armando Nunez to Head CBS Global Distribution Group

CBS has consolidated its domestic and international program sales activity under the leadership of Armando Nunez, who has been elevated to president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group. Nunez’s expansion of duties comes on the heels of a transition among CBS’ top sales executives. Paul Franklin stepped down as head of the CBS Television […]

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Why Megyn Kelly and NBC Were Always a Bad Fit (Analysis)

Megyn Kelly arrived at NBC News with a vow to shed the hard-news focus and political coverage that had defined her success at Fox News. “I’m kind of done with politics for now,” Kelly told the audience for her 9 a.m. talk show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” during her first broadcast in September 2017. Instead, she […]

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BBC Studios Developing ‘Lady Macbeth’ Drama Based On Real-Life Story Of Murderous & Machiavellian Queen

EXCLUSIVE: BBC Studios, the production division responsible for series including Doctor Who, Good Omens and Luther, is developing a high-end drama based on the real-life story behind the murderous and Machiavellian Lady Macbeth. BBC Studios North, which is run by Prey and Queer As Folk producer Tom Sherry, and its Scottish division, has developed a pilot for Lady Macbeth, which is set before the Shakespeare play and is looking to package the project before taking it out…

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Cartoon Network Hotel: 165-Room Property Opening In Pennsylvania in Summer 2019

The 165-room Cartoon Network Hotel will open in summer 2019 on a nine-acre property in Lancaster, PA., providing an animated upgrade to the Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park, an adjacent property that already boasts more than 35 rides, attractions and shows. The hotel will open through a partnership between Turner’s Cartoon Network and Palace Entertainment. The resort will represent “the premier family lodging experience in Central Pennsylvania” and “immerse guests in the…

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Armando Nuñez Handed New Expanded Role At CBS; Bringing Together Global, Domestic & Chief Content Licensing Roles

Armando Nuñez has been handed an expanded new role at CBS. The veteran exec has been named President and Chief Executive Officer for the CBS Global Distribution Group and Chief Content Licensing Officer for the CBS Corporation. This follows the departure of Scott Koondel, the 25-year CBS-Paramount veteran who was EVP and Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer for CBS Corp, who is leaving to launch an independent production and distribution company that will be based at…

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Original Movies Coming to Netflix in November 2018

Christmas is more than a month away, but Netflix is already adding a host of holiday flicks to its November lineup of original movies. Starting Nov. 2, the streaming platform is adding almost ten original films to its fall slate, including “The Holiday Calendar,” a movie about a magic calendar that can predict the future, […]

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Direct Cinema Legend Marcel Carrière: ‘The Name Never Came From Us’

Marcel Carrière doesn’t act like a man who helped to change the course of cinema history. At the age of 83, he is still a boyish, endlessly curious and inventive character who spins the most amazing yarns. One minute he’s explaining how he helped top up Stravinsky’s hip flask with a nip of the composer’s […]

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Apple Unveils New iPad Pro Tablets, MacBook Air Notebook

Apple’s is heavily reliant on its popular iPhone — but the tech giant hasn’t forgotten about its iPads and Mac computers. Now it’s looking to reinvigorate those product lines after sagging sales. As widely expected, Apple took the wraps off new iPad Pros, MacBook Air notebook and Mac mini at an event Tuesday at New […]

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David Poltrack Plans To Retire As CBS Chief Research Officer In 2019

David Poltrack, a lion of the television research business whose career at CBS has spanned nearly 50 years, has announced his retirement as Chief Research Officer and President of CBS Vision. The exit on June 30, 2019, has been planned for years, the company said. But it is just the latest step in a top-to-bottom reshaping of the company after the departure in September of longtime CEO Les Moonves. After several promotions, Poltrack attained his current title in 2005. In…

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‘Command & Conquer: Rivals’ Launches on iOS, Android Dec. 4

“Command & Conquer: Rivals,” a new mobile title based on the 1990s real-time strategy franchise, launches on iOS and Android Dec. 4, publisher Electronic Arts announced on Tuesday. EA first revealed “Rivals” during this year’s E3. It’s a real-time player versus player (PvP) game that, like most RTS titles, requires heavy doses of preparation, planning, […]

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The Best TV Shows on Right Now

We here at Collider know that Peak TV makes it hard to figure out what shows are worth watching, especially in the middle of this deluge of new fall shows. Sometimes you just sit there and look at a lackluster DV-R list and think, "What's that really intense thriller starring the King in the North from Game of Thrones?" We're here to help (It's Bodyguard on Netflix, by the way). Each month, we’re polling our Collider staffers to pick our favorite shows on TV right now. Every show is submitted with a point value: 3 …

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David Poltrack, Dean of TV Research Chiefs and 50-Year CBS Veteran, to Retire in 2019 (EXCLUSIVE)

Dr. Poltrack had some interesting news for a group of CBS executives trying to sort out the network’s primetime schedule in 1992. The patient wasn’t sick at all. Before “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” launched on CBS in 1993, few of the network’s executives fought to get the show on the air. No one thought viewers […]

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Seth Meyers Conjures Halloween Horrors To Describe Fox News Blame Game

NBC’s Seth Meyers took a Closer Look on last night’s Late Night at Fox News’ “both sides now” approach to spreading blame for all the hateful rhetoric going around. Along the way, Meyers got in jabs at Donald Trump’s bad hair day and Sean Hannity’s Frankenstein resemblance, but the focus was blame. Despite the dozen-plus mail bombs sent to Democratic leaders and supporters, and the slaughter by a right-winger on Saturday in a Pittsburgh synagogue, Fox Newsers from Lou Dobb…

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Fritz Ofner’s ‘Weapon of Choice’ Finds Out Why the Glock Is The World’s Most Popular Handgun

What links Tupac Shakur and Saddam Hussein? In Fritz Ofner’s engrossing, hypnotically digressive doc, which he co-directed with Eva Hausberger, it is a fascination for the Glock handgun, first patented by Austrian engineer Gaston Glock in 1981, now made by the thousand in the company’s Deutsch-Wagram factory complex, and shipped all over the world. It […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Pounds Donald Trump For Response To Last Week’s Historic Violence

Among late-night hosts tackling President Donald Trump’s reaction to last week’s violence, Jimmy Kimmel blasted POTUS for his response when asked if he would pull back on media attacks in wake of bombs sent to CNN. Trump insisted he has toned down his rhetoric and could, boasting he could tone it up because the media has been “so unfair to me.” Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc has been charged with sending multiple bombs to CNN in New York and Atlanta.   “Yeah if you guys…

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Google Employees Plan Walkout Protesting Payout For Senior Executive Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Hundreds of Google employees are planning a walkout Thursday, according to multiple reports, in the wake of revelations by the New York Times that the company settled with a top executive accused of sexual misconduct. Andy Rubin, a top executive at Google who spearheaded the creation of the Android operating system, was accused of coercing a former female co-worker to have oral sex in a hotel room. He has disputed the allegations, describing them in a tweet as “part of a…

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Here’s What Apple’s Likely To Announce At Its Unveiling Today In Brooklyn

Apple headed to the Big Apple to unveil its latest gadgets in time for the holiday season. The company is likely to announce new iPads and Macs at the press event in Brooklyn, which gets underway at 10 AM ET today. We’ll update this post as new details are announced. Apple is expected to update its iPad Pro, the large-screen tablet it introduced in 2015 to compete with Microsoft’s Surface Pro for the business users. TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a…

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Joker: What We Know So Far About Todd Phillips' DC Movie

Standing apart from the continually expanding DC universe, is Todd Phillips' Joker origin story, which is an experimental character study starring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular clown-faced criminal. Read on to find out everything we know about the 2019 release.



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Megyn Kelly, NBC Spar Over Restrictions In Exit Talks

Megyn Kelly and NBCUniversal executives don’t agree on much these days, but representatives for both sides are likely to have the same opinion on their current separation talks: They aren’t over yet. The anchor and the media company, working out an exit for Kelly after the cancellation of her morning program, are said to be […]

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Ji.hlava Docu Fest: Awards Celebrate Truth and Respect

Although some serious points were made, the mood was light and even jovial at the closing night of the 22nd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. Packed into Kino DKO II, a crowd of filmmakers and producers saw the awards handed out in the presence of a live 15-piece band that blasted out the opening bars […]

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Why Deadpool 2 Is Releasing A PG-13 Version, According To The Writers

Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick explained to CinemaBlend why we're getting a PG-13 version of the movie months after the original came out.



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How Robin Wright Took Charge of ‘House of Cards’ and Saved the Final Season

“My turn.” Those two words — which closed the Season 5 finale of “House of Cards” — could not have been more prophetic. When the Netflix political potboiler returns for its sixth and final season on Nov. 2, Robin Wright’s first-lady-turned-commander-in-chief Claire Underwood will be in the seat of power. The character was always slated […]

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European Film Awards: ‘The Favourite’ Dominates First Winners

The Favourite has scooped four of the the first eight 2019 European Film Awards, which were unveiled this morning ahead of next month’s offi...