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Dan Brown's 'Inferno' Shooting Next April

8:35 AM 8/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Robert Langdon
The big screen adaptation of Dan Brown's Inferno is shooting next April, Deadline has learned. Tom Hanks will be back to play Robert Langdon, and Ron Howard will also return to direct. Set mainly in Italy and Istanbul, Inferno is the fourth book in Brown's Langdon series in which our intrepid symbologist is trying to stop the unleashing of a plague that would wipe out most of the world's population.

“It sort of exploded out,” filmmaker David Ayer said about his latest film. “I wrote it for me.” Ayer’s kept largely inside the domain of police films thus far ("S.W.A.T.," "Street Kings," "End Of Watch"), but for his next trick, he’s taking on a WWII drama starring Brad Pitt. And if you think "so what? Pitt’s already done a WWII movie with Quentin Tarantino" (“Inglourious Basterds”), note that Ayer’s “Fury” sounds vastly different. What’s the film like?

Denzel Washington Out for Justice in First TV Spot for 'The Equalizer' "There comes a point where you have to help people who can't help themselves." Denzel Washington is back protecting the good people again as The Equalizer, but it doesn't seem to be something he's excited about in this extended TV spot for the action thriller from director Antoine Fuqua. It looks like we're going to get a good threatening monologue from Washington at some point, and that's always great. Plus, if you look carefully, I'm pretty sure Washington smashes a shot glass into someone's eye socket in this TV spot.

Denzel Washington Out for Justice in First TV Spot for 'The Equalizer' "There comes a point where you have to help people who can't help themselves." Denzel Washington is back protecting the good people again as The Equalizer, but it doesn't seem to be something he's excited about in this extended TV spot for the action thriller from director Antoine Fuqua. It looks like we're going to get a good threatening monologue from Washington at some point, and that's always great. Plus, if you look carefully, I'm pretty sure Washington smashes a shot glass into someone's eye socket in this TV spot.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s already controversial film, The Interview, was recently pushed back a few months but we’ll get a nice tease this weekend. Tied into the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, stars of the film James Franco and Rogen will do a full 30 minute special, in character, interviewing popular musicians Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo. In the film, Franco plays Dave Skylark, the host of a popular entertainment interview show run by producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen).

David Ayer's Fury To Close The London Film Festival Leicester Square prepares for Shermination on October 19David Ayer’s study of grizzled men in metal, Fury, is the official pick to close this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The Training Day man’s old-school war flick will be pulling down the curtain on the 58th LFF in a blaze of exploding shells, Wehrmacht panzers and hipster 1944 haircuts on October 19.Patrolling the red carpet will be Ayer and his star, Brad Pitt, a suitably starry presence to bring the film fest to a close in a Leicester Square shindig that will be simultaneously screened in cinemas across the country.

One week removed from Sony Pictures pushing its controversial comedy The Interview from October 10 to December 25, the studio is making a few minor changes to the film, in hopes of easing tensions rising from North Korea.Sony will digitally alter thousands of buttons worn by cast members, because they depict actual hardware worn by the North Korean army to honor their leader Kim Jong Un and his late father Kim Jong Il.

David Ayer and Brad Pitt's Fury Moved Up a Month Sony Pictures has decided to move the World War II movie Fury, written and directed by David Ayer (End of Watch) and starring an ensemble cast that includes Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeuof, up one month from November 14 to October 17.

Sony's 'Spider-Man' Plans Reportedly Include Carnage, Female Superhero Movie, and More

4:49 AM 8/5/2014 by Jeff Giles
ASM
It will never stop seeming weird that a film grossing over $200 million domestically (and more than $700 million in all) is viewed as a flop, but the fact remains that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is one of the bigger disappointments of 2014, and its failure to meet expectations at Sony has triggered what's looking more and more like a complete franchise shakeup -- starting with the slew of spinoff projects the studio has planned.
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