Top Movie News for October 20, 2014

‘Cabin Fever’ Remake Will Use Eli Roth’s Original Script We’re far enough away from some of the big horror moments of the last decade that reboot time is coming around for some. Cabin Fever never really caught on as a franchise — Eli Roth‘s debut film made his career as a filmmaker, but the Cabin Fever films that followed have, er, struggled. (Ti West lobbied to have his name removed from the direct sequel after producers took control of the edit, and the prequel Patient Zero has had a low-key release.) Now there’s a Cabin Fever remake brewing, which we heard about earlier this year.

Disney Sets Sail With Moana A new animated adventure due in 2016Whatever they’re putting in the water at Disney Feature Animation these days, it seems to be working, with the team successfully launching Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and a little film called Frozen, plus Big Hero 6, which arrives in the UK in January.

Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie close to signing up for Suicide Squad Warner Bros might only have just announced Suicide Squad, but the project already has a director, and could be about to add a trio of A-list stars to its cast list. According to Deadline, Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie are in negotiations with the studio, with deals thought to be close for all three actors. It had previously been reported that Ryan Gosling was also on Warner’s hit list, and with the studio seemingly moving very quickly on this one, don’t be surprised to see him joining the fun sooner rather than later.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′ is About a ‘Universe, Not One Story’ We’ve said it so many times, it’s beginning to sound like a broken record. After entering 2014 as one of the biggest box office risks, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy ended up becoming one of the few breakout smashes of the year.

Ryan Murphy and FOX to produce comedy-horror anthology series Scream Queens With GLEE coming to an end this season, creator Ryan Murphy looks to expand his anthology series roots even more. In addition to the recently announced spin-off AMERICAN CRIME STORY, FOX has ordered their own horror series from Murphy and AMERICAN HORROR STORY co-producer Brad Falchuk. FOX will air the 15-episode debut season of SCREAM QUEENS this fall. Unlike AMERICAN HORROR STORY, SCREAM QUEENS... Read More...

The Wrap Up: Jason Momoa Actually Gets to Talk About Playing Aquaman Now ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, Jason Momoa can finally talk about playing Aquaman, Robert Downey Jr. teases his role in 'Captain America 3,' and that 'Dredd' webseries reveals a first look. Continue reading…

‘My Little Pony’ Movie in Development at Hasbro Hasbro Studios has hired Joe Ballarini  (“Dance of the Dead”) to write a “My Little Pony” movie, TheWrap has learned. Hasbro will produce the animated feature under its Allspark Pictures label, which allows the company to self-finance or co-finance projects.

Disney Announces New Animated Movie for 2016 Walt Disney Animation Studios announced Moana today, a long-rumored project now set for a late 2016 debut. The studio calls Moana "a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest." It's being directed by the Oscar-nominated team of Ron Clements and John Musker. Here's the official plot synopsis, as well as the first official piece of concept art for the movie: "In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island.

Key & Peele’s First Film Together Is Officially Happening: Get The Details Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to make first film together for New Line called 'Keanu.'

'Terminator Genisys' Aging T-800 Idea Came from James Cameron This past week, James Cameron joined Arnold Schwarzenegger for a 30th anniversary screening of the original 1984 Terminator.

Unofficial Animated Web Series As Sequel To Dredd Movie The push for a sequel to the movie Dredd starring Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby is still going, but until then, we are getting this: Dredd producer Adi Shankar has put together an animated web series focusing on the Dark Judges story arc. Called Superfiend, the series works as a kind of sequel to the film.  The series will debut later this month. [Source: EW] Unofficial Animated Web Series As Sequel To Dredd Movie

Simpsons World Launches Tomorrow - and it Looks Great It's been almost a year since FX acquired the syndication rights to all of The Simpsons, marking the biggest off-network deal in television history. Back in August, the network celebrated the animated show's cable debut with a 12-day marathon on FXX, airing all 552 episodes in a row. Since then, FXX has regularly shown The Simpsons several times a day. But the cabler isn't stopping there. In fact, their biggest undertaking has yet to come... Family Guy vs.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the Most Visual Effects Heavy Entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe According to executive producer Victoria Alonso, Avengers: Age of Ultron will feature over 3000 visual effects shots, more then any other movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, that’s even more then the current Marvel Cinematic Universe VFX champ, Guardians of the Galaxy (something like 2750). I mean let’s be honest here, this should come […] Read Avengers: Age of Ultron is the Most Visual Effects Heavy Entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Filmonic.

Simon Kinberg Reveals Why We Haven't Seen Anything From THE FANTASTIC FOUR The Fantastic Four had no presence at this year's Comic-Con, and apart from a handful of leaked images (which may or may not be legit), we've seen literally nothing from the Josh Trank helmed reboot. Comments from the actors have received mixed responses from fans, and even a single official still would surely help win a lot of sceptical comic book readers around. Talking to recently, writer and producer Simon Kinberg had this to say in terms of an explanation for the lack of official material.

Keith David and Beau Knapp will play villains in Shane Black's Nice Guys Shane Black's (IRON MAN 3, KISS KISS BANG BANG) 1970s LA noir piece, THE NICE GUYS, has found two villains in Keith David (CLOUD ATLAS, THE THING) and Beau Knapp (THE SIGNAL, SUPER 8). Keith David will play a seasoned hitman while Knapp will portray his younger, accident-prone, motormouth partner. The two will go up against a private eye (Ryan Gosling) and a hired leg breaker (Russell... Read More...

Richard Gere's ‘Time Out of Mind’ Acquired by IFC IFC Films acquired the rights to “Time Out of Mind,” starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman. The haunting indie drama follows George (Gere), a man who is thrust onto New York City's gritty streets and seeks refuge at an intake center for homeless men at Bellevue and begins to repair the relationship with his estranged daughter.

AFI Fest has announced a slew of programming for this year's upcoming event, including a new Centerpiece Gala, a number of Special Screenings and a Conversations series of discussions.

The field of documentary short subject contenders for an Academy Award has been narrowed to a shortlist of eight films, including Lucy Walker‘s “The Lion's Mouth Opens,” Jeff Dupre's “Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace” and Student Academy Award winner Zijian Mu's “One Child,” the Academy announced on Monday. See photos: 18 Must-See Movies at Sundance (Photos) The field is heavy with films about terminal diseases: Two-time nominee Walker's film is an intimate look at a woman waiting to learn if she has inherited Huntington's Disease

Warner Bros. started developing a sequel to The Conjuring before the first movie opened.  That bet paid off when The Conjuring grossed over $300 million worldwide.  After two weeks, The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle has already reached $166 million worldwide.  The studio, who must be thrilled with the new horror franchise, had scheduled The Conjuring 2 for October 23, 2015 with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga set to return as the paranormal investigators.  However, Warner Bros. pumped the brakes a bit, delaying The Conjuring 2 to 2016. In a corresponding move, Warner Bros.

Do you remember when Paramount Pictures decided to create a double feature of Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z last year? The primary motivation for this double feature was to get World War Z to cross $200 million at the domestic box office, because the films that hit that box office milestone allow studios to ask for more money from cable networks for the rights to air the movie on television.

With casting rumors for Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot already swirling, we can add Lena Dunham and Melissa McCarthy to the list of potential stars.


Focus Features has released new production photos from Insidious Chapter 3, showing writer-director Leigh Whannell, Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye, and Stefanie Scott behind the scenes of the upcoming horror film. Insidious Chapter 3 began production over the summer in Los Angeles.

First it was Los Angeles, then it was New York, so where will the Sharknado hit next? Sharkando 3 is in the works for the Summer of 2015 and now we know it’ll take place all up and down “The Feast Coast,” ranging from Washington D.C. to Orlando, Florida. Read more about the Sharknado 3 location below. The Sharknado Twitter feed broke the news of the location, which had been a big debate among Sharknado fans. BREAKING: It's official! From DC to Orlando… #Sharknado3 Takes on the Feast Coast!

Keanu Reeves discusses his career shift of recent years – years in which he’s also been berated with questions about a possible third ‘Speed’ movie. As it turns out, he still hasn’t even seen ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control.’ Reeves explains why that is, what he thinks about the planned ‘Point Break’ remake, and reminisces about making out with Paula Abdul. Continue reading…

MGM has secured rights to Cop Swap, an original comedy from Hot Tub Time Machine and About Last Night helmer Steve Pink and his writing partner Jeff Morris.

After no shortage of buzz, and concerns about the edit released in North America (we got the version director Bong Joon-ho intended, fyi), "Snowpiercer" finally made its ways to cinemas and VOD earlier this year, where it was a solid success.

Not only did Legendary’s Digital Media division and Crackle announce more casting today for their forthcoming feature Dead Rising: Watchtower, but they've also released a new photo of the cast on the set of the live-action adaptation of the Capcom game. 21 Jump Street's Rob Riggle, Epic Meal Time's Harley Morenstein, Once Upon A Time's Keegan Connor Tracey and This Means War's Aleks Paunovic join previously announced cast members Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert. The company says "Riggle will join the cast as Frank West, a weathered photo-journalist skilled in su

By Brian Goldberg I was one of the many guests at New York Comic Con who was experiencing some post event blues.  My budget was blown and I missed the excitement.  I’m already looking forward to the 2015 show where I can spend some time with my fellow geek bretheren. While doing my normal Facebook Friday afternoon “tuning into the online toy collector community” scrolling I came across a post that gave me that con spark.  On Saturday 10/18/14 from 12 to 2 PM Toys “R” Us stores and Lego were throwing a special event for fans of the toyline all over the country. Come build a LEGO Batman™ Bat-Sig

WME has signed three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams in all areas. She was previously represented by CAA. Williams earned Oscar nominations for her work in “My Week With Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.” Also read: ‘Cabaret’ Theater Review: Michelle Williams Tackles Sally Bowles, Alan Cumming Auditions for ‘Hedwig’ She is currently starring as Sally Bowles in Broadway's “Cabaret,” co-directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes. Williams continues to be repped by Bloom Hergott.

While fans continue to wait for the first footage from Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, Disney has released a brief preview video that shows director Peter Sohn drawing the main character, a dinosaur named Arlo, from scratch.Peter Sohn was originally set as the co-director alongside Bob Peterson, until Peterson was removed from the project in August 2013. This lead the studio to move the release date from May 30, 2014 to November 25, 2015. Our report from August 2013 stated that Pixar was looking to replace Bob Peterson with another filmmaker, while Peter Sohn remained on as the co-director.

Adam McKay Discusses His Ant-Man Rewrite Filmmaker Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys) has opened up about his script work on Marvel's Ant-Man, as he helped contribute to the screenplay after director Edgar Wright left the project. McKay told Collider that he collaborated with Ant-Man star Paul Rudd on the script rewrite for roughly six to eight weeks, after the actor asked for him to join the project once Wright departed the film. After McKay met with Marvel, he thought everything sounded "pretty cool" but decided he couldn't direct because of a full workload. Continue reading…

Gotham - Episode 1.05 - Viper A NEW STREET DRUG STORMS THE STREETS OF GOTHAM ON AN ALL-NEW "GOTHAM" MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, ON FOX Gordon and Bullock search for the source of a new street drug that causes euphoria then death. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot works his way deeper into Maroni's (guest-star David Zayas) inner circle and Fish Mooney continues to plot against Falcone in the all-new "Viper" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Robert Downey Jr. Says CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 Is “Gonna Be Huge” Thus Putting Hugeness Doubts to Rest I enjoy Marvel’s constant change-ups with fan expectations.  Immediately following Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it was looking like Captain America 3 would be driven by the hunt for Bucky.  That could still be the case in terms of a baseline or prologue, but what Marvel is really going for is setting up a big plot arc with Civil War (a.k.a “Thanos Who?”), and they managed to nab Robert Downey Jr.


Chris Rock’s Top Five

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Top Five what? Oh no, that’s the name of the movie and this is the trailer for said movie starring, written and directed by Chris Rock, about a comedian who’s not funny anymore. Chris Rock is no stranger to going behind the camera to direct his own movies, sadly I can’t say his previous two […] Read Chris Rock’s Top Five on Filmonic.

Love it or hate it, DRIVE has one of the best scores of the last decade. Full of pumping instrumental music and a carefully selected soundtrack of songs that accent the emotional, ahem, drive of the film, DRIVE is a movie that is dependent on music. But, what if that music changes? BBC Radio host Zane Lowe has accepted the challenge and has selected a new set of songs from artists like CHVRCHES, Bastille, Foals,... Read More...

During this year's Cannes Film Festival it was annoucned that there will be a sequel to 2010's low-budget sci-fi alien invasion tale "Skyline," which is called "Beyond Skyline".  Liam O'Donnell, the writer and producer of the first film is set to direct the sequel.In the sci-fi thriller "Skyline," strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the earth.Over the weekend my source told me that Frank Grillio (Captain America

Brad Pitt's World War II tank film Fury opened last Friday and was able to blast Gone Girl out of the number one spot. Gone Girl had been number one at the box office for the two weeks since its release on October 3rd.

Lionsgate is teaming with Google to introduce "District Voices" to promote November 21 release The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, the two companies announced today.

'At its heart, it’s an adventure movie'Photo: Marco VitturWith his quirky drama Horns just around the corner, Daniel Radcliffe stopped by to chat movie things with Empire. With his Seb Coe movie Gold currently in a holding pattern, the current Rad-slate is dominated by 20th Century Fox’s new take on Mary Shelley’s weird scientist, Victor Frankenstein. Radcliffe, who plays Igor (or Ygor), bills it as “a real adventure at its heart, a fun movie” while stressing that there’s brains to go with the brawn.

The 'Harry Potter' films are filled with love, hope, and optimism. They are also filled with nightmares. Behold: the scariest moments in the entire 'Potter' pantheon.

We're only a few weeks away from the release of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, which will be opening four days early in film only (35mm/70mm projection). The announcement caused quite a stir in the cinema community, as the response from some movie theater chains was not unexpected. Many of them got upset, many of them were pissed off that they weren't a part of this deal, the big reason being that they just gave up their 35mm projectors to transform to digital and now they're missing out on some of the best money of the year.

Myths and legends in the West EndSong Of The Sea arrived to a red carpet reception for its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Saturday afternoon. Taking pride of place for the festival's Family Gala, the keenly anticipated second feature from The Secret Of Kells director Tomm Moore was well supported by the creators and voice actors. The film follows the story of a young boy, Conor (voiced by David Rawle) and his quiet little sister Saoirse (Lucy O’Connell), who live by the sea in Ireland with their widowed father (Brendan Gleeson).

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII represents the first film in George Lucas' iconic saga to be financed and created by a major studio. Prior to this film, the six preceding movies were basically the world's biggest independent films with Lucas funding their creation and 20th Century Fox handling distribution. Now that Lucas is out of the movie-making business, he has no problem sharing some harsh words regarding how... Read More...

If playing Mr. Eko on Lost, Heavy Duty in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Kurse in Thor: The Dark World was not enough to solidify actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s place in geek culture… he has now signed on to play Malko on the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. And if you don’t read the books, don’t feel you are being left out on this one. Malko is not from the novels, he’s an original creation for the series.

One of the highlights of Fantastic Fest 2014 was Drafthouse Films' own anthology horror sequel ABCs of Death 2. The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy had a chance to sit down with two of the filmmakers in the anthology (of the letter 'V') to discuss their segment further during Fantastic Fest. It's a bit late, but here's the interview. Director Jerome Sable + writer/producer Nicholas Musurca are the minds behind 'V is for Vacation' (see our first look).

In the wake of Robert Downey Jr.‘s return to the MCU, Warner Bros.

Watch Jennifer Lawrence heave an ax into a tree in this new clip from "Serena."

Disney Channel mega-star Bella Thorne, last seen in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, has joined the voice cast of the animated foosball comedy Underdogs for The Weinstein Company.Hitting theaters in April of 2015, Underdogs is an Argentine-Spanish family film from director Juan Jos&#233 Campanella that follows the adventures of a Foosball table that magically comes to life.

Fans will see Eddie Murphy get back into Axel Foley mode soon enough with Beverly Hills Cop 4 on the way. Plus, there's still that Twins sequel in the works that will team him up with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the cleverly titled Triplets. But before he makes a couple more comedies, he's going to take some time to get into drama briefly. In what will be his first non-animated, non-comedy role since the 2006 musical Dreamgirls, Empire reports that Murphy is slated to star in Cook, a new project from Driving Miss Daisy director Bruce Beresford, that originally had Samuel L.

Advertisers have flocked to snatch up commercial space during the upcoming 2015 Oscars telecast on ABC, individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. ABC is nearly sold out for advertising space during the telecast on Feb. 22, 2015. This year saw a slight increase over last year's Ellen DeGeneres-hosted Oscars from $1.8 million to $1.9 million for a 30-second spot.

Don't miss the special encore showing of #StarWarsRebels: Spark of Rebellion, featuring Darth Vader! 10/26 on ABC. — Star Wars (@starwars) October 20, 2014 Set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV, the Star Wars Rebels story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people.

THE FLASH BATTLES THE MIST, CAITLIN TELLS BARRY ABOUT RONNIE — As Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work to capture Kyle Nimbus (guest star Anthony Carrigan), a.k.a. The Mist, a dangerous new meta-human with toxic gas powers, they revisit the painful night the particle accelerator exploded and killed Caitlin’s (Danielle Panabaker) fiancé, Ronnie (guest star Robbie Amell).

While there has been little confirmation in the way of who's acting in Richard Linklater's "sort of" follow-up to Dazed and Confused, what we do know is that they'll be mostly unknowns. The film, carrying the moniker THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, is currently shooting around Texas in the likes of Austin, San Antonio, San Marcos, Taylor, Elgin and... Read More...

There's no doubt that Gone Girl is a hit, and it's undoubtedly of the most successful films David Fincher has ever directed, and it's likely reached audiences that otherwise might not seek out the filmmaker's work. And if you're like me, then you're hungry to hear Fincher, writer Gillian Flynn and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike talk about the film itself.

Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "Game of Thrones") has taken a role in Ridley Scott's upcoming science fiction feature The Martian. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, bringing word that Bean will play a NASA flight director opposite Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig and Jessica Chastain.

Cayden Richards had it all. He was the quarterback of his high school football team. He had a smoking hot girlfriend on his arm. Yep. Senior year was looking pretty good. But there was trouble stirring. Cayden kept having nightmares. On the football field, he let his rage take over and he seriously injured an opposing player. He gets a little grabby with his girlfriend up on make-out point. Then he wakes at home, only to find his parents slaughtered in their bedroom. Cayden hits the road and meets Wild Joe at a bar.

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.

Box Office

  • 1. Fury
    Gross: $23,500,000
    Total: $23,500,000
  • Gross: $17,800,000
    Total: $107,068,864
  • 4. Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No
    Gross: $12,039,000
    Total: $36,871,000

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