Archive for August 4, 2017

Get Out Is 2017′s Most Profitable Movie

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Blumhouse scores big in 2017 with Get Out and Split, the year's two most profitable movies.

Soldado Writer Says Film Will Make Sicario ‘Look Like a Comedy’

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Josh Brolin in Sicario

Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan says that the script for Soldado makes the first movie look like a comedy. Sicario, which was helmed by acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners), didn’t break box office records when it released in 2015, but its haunting representation of the United States’ War on Drugs, coupled with expert performances by the main cast — Emily Blunt (Kate Mercer), Benicio del Toro (Alejandro Gillick), and Josh Brolin (Matt Graver) — were convincing enough for the studio to commission a sequel, titled Soldado.

Although some of the main cast members — namely del Toro and Brolin — are returning for the second installment, ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Blooper Reel Has Been Officially Released

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Kurt Russell nearly gets socked in face by a zooming camera and Sylvester Stallone keeps flubbing a word in a preview of the gag reel for the upcoming video release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Kicking off the summer movie season in May, Vol. 2 was a blockbuster hit out of the gate, earning $145 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office.

The second-biggest domestic hit of the summer after Wonder Woman, Vol. 2 to date has racked up nearly $388 million domestically (and $472.9 million overseas) for a global cume of $860.8 million, and is promising to be ...

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Wonder Woman Will Return in The Flash Movie

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Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman in the DC comics adventure Flashpoint.

News Bits: Deadpool 2, Hellboy, Aspern, Augmented

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Deadpool 2
After months of Josh Brolin showing off his new physique for “Deadpool 2” on social media, Ryan Reynolds has decided to turn the tables and show off photo of himself posted by trainer Don Saladino on Thursday. “Deadpool 2” opens June 1st 2018. [Source: Instagram]

Hellboy
Neil Marshall’s upcoming reboot of the “Hellboy” franchise has reportedly dropped its ‘Rise Of The Blood Queen’ subtitle and will now be called just “Hellboy”. The project, which stars David Harbour, is slated to go into production later this Fall. [Source: IGN]

The Aspern Papers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Alice Aufray, and Barbara Meier will join Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in Julien Landais’ period drama “The Aspern Papers”. Landais, Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya co-wrote the script and filming is underway in Venice.

An adaptation of the Henry James novel, the Venice 1885 set novel follows a young writer (Rhys Meyers) fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern as he strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress Juliana. Decades later, Juliana (Redgrave) lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece (Richardson), whom Morton tries to seduce. [Source: Variety]

Augmented
Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up Mark Townend’s sci-fi thriller spec script “Augmented” with Margot Robbie and Denise Di Novi attached as producers. Carmen Lewis, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara will also produce and the storyline is currently being kept under wraps. [Source: Heat Vision]

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