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Warner Bros. Taps Shawn Levy for ‘Minecraft’ Movie

variety.com – Shawn Levy is in talks to develop Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the “Minecraft” videogame with an eye to direct. The studio acquired the rights to the game in February with Roy Lee producing along with Jill Messick. The concept of the game allows players to create their own avatar, and they are dropped into a... 4 days 10 hours ago via jetli

'Jem and the Holograms' and 'Cybernatural' Get Release Dates

feedproxy.google.com – Universal quietly picked up 'Cybernatural' at the Fantasia International Film Festival 4 days 10 hours ago via theothersenhman

Dean DeBlois Talks HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3 and Potential Spinoffs; Says He’s Talked Jeffrey Katzenberg Down from the Idea of DRAGON 4

collider.com – The How to Train Your Dragon franchise is a bit of an anomaly in the DreamWorks Animation filmography. Jeffrey Katzenberg’s company carved out its signature style with Shrek, a sweet yet slightly cynical, self-aware family film with a handful of jokes that only the adults may understand. 4 days 12 hours ago via brucelee

Gal Gadot & Pedro Pascal Circling Roles in New 'Ben-Hur' Adaptation

feedproxy.google.com – Following the barrage of news about Warner Bros. Pictures' release plans for their DC Comics big screen ventures, which included a 2017 release date for Wonder Woman, the star of the female superhero flick is lining up another lead role before she has to whip out her lasso again. THR has word that Gal Gadot is in early talks to take the female lead role in Paramount and MGM's co-production of Ben-Hur, a new adaptation of the classic Lew Wallace novel of the same name from 1880. 4 days 12 hours ago via theothersenhman

‘Interstellar,’ ‘Big Hero 6' Tracking for Blockbuster $60 Million Box Office Openings

thewrap.com – What are expected to be two of fall's biggest box-office hits came on pre-release tracking Thursday morning and the numbers suggest domestic openings in the $55 million to $60 million range for both Paramount's “Interstellar” and Disney Animation's “Big Hero 6.” 4 days 12 hours ago via donnieyen

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Crosses $700 Million at the Global Box Office

comingsoon.net – Following its record-setting debut last weekend in China, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy surpassed $700 million yesterday, with $326.7 million domestically and $378.4 million internationally for a global total of $705.1 million. This is the third Walt Disney Studios release of 2014 to reach the $700 million mark and the sixth in the last 18 months. 4 days 12 hours ago via donnieyen

‘Big Bad Wolves’ Helmers To Remake ‘Vengeance’ At Sony

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales have been set by Sony Pictures to write and direct a remake of the 2009 Hong Kong-French thriller Vengeance. Sony has acquired the underlying material and hired the duo for a film that Matt Tolmach will produce with Michele & Laurent Petin. Latter are the original rights holders and producers.

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Kathleen Kennedy Says STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Within Three Weeks of Finishing Filming

collider.com – Industrial Light and Magic just celebrated the opening of its very first studio in the UK in preparation for post-production on Star Wars: Episode VII and during the event, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy offered a brief status update on the production. Apparently there’s only three more weeks left of shooting and from there, the new ILM location will begin working on visual and special effects for the film.

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Ron Howard's 'Heart of the Sea' Trailer Starring Chris Hemsworth

movieweb.com – Oscar winner Ron Howard directs the action adventure In the Heart of the Sea based on Nathaniel Philbrick's best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.&#160 The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. 4 days 14 hours ago via jackiechan

‘After’ Movie: Paramount Acquires Rights To Wattpad Book By Anna Todd

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has acquired screen rights to After, a novel by first-time author Anna Todd that has been the breakout hit of Wattpad, the online community of readers and writers where books are published a chapter at a time. Todd's novel originated as a serialized three-part series that Toronto-based Wattpad says has accumulated more than 1 billion reads.

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‘Ben-Hur’: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Pedro Pascal in Talks to Play Pontius Pilate

screenrant.com – Paramount’s upcoming Ben-Hur – a fresh cinematic adaptation of the 19th century Lew Wallace novel – begins filming in Europe early next year and as such, there have been several casting updates for the historical epic over the past month. Leading the way for director Timbur Bekmambetov’s film is Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur, the Jewish prince who is betrayed and forced into a life of hardship by the man he once called friend, the Roman Messalah. 4 days 15 hours ago via theothersenhman

Naomi Watts and Andrea Riseborough discuss the 'scary' experience of making 'Birdman'

hitfix.com – Just how hard was it to make 'Birdman' for Alejandro González Iñárritu? According to actresses Naomi Watts and Andrea Riseborough, it was one of the most difficult movies they have done. 4 days 15 hours ago via donnieyen

Channing Tatum Says ‘Gambit’ Won’t Be Your Usual Save-the-World Superhero Tale

feedproxy.google.com – We already know who is playing the new Gambit in Fox’s X-Men universe. The question is when we’ll see him. While we don’t have a concrete answer yet, Channing Tatum would like to assure you it’s still coming. “We’re finding a writer and sort of beating it out,” he offered.

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James Wan On "Fast & Furious 7" Challenges

darkhorizons.com – With "Saw" scoring a 10th anniversary re-relase this Halloween, the original film's director James Wan has done a smattering of press. During this, he touched upon his most recent gig - directing the seventh "Fast and Furious" film. It was a production that couldn't be more different to "Saw" in terms of scale, budget and tone. 4 days 16 hours ago via jackiechan

Ryan Gosling flirts with 'Doctor Strange' and 'Suicide Squad' for Marvel and DC

hitfix.com – Ryan Gosling is on the top of almost every studio's wish list for almost every project, but he's notoriously choosy and has very little interest in blockbuster movies. That may change though, as he's recently reported to have flirted with both 'Doctor Strange' and 'Suicide Squad' 4 days 23 hours ago via brucelee
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