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Neil Burger Finds All The Old Knives Directing the spy thrillerDespite scoring a solid hit with the first Divergent film and launching the franchise, director Neil Burger opted not to return for the sequel, citing the tight schedule. Since then, he’s been mulling over his follow-up choices and is now attached to spy thriller All The Old Knives.Olen Steinhauer’s book has yet to hit shelves either virtual or digital, but has already been snapped up by Chockstone Pictures, which hired the author to write the adaptation.

‘Underworld 5′ Story & Character Details; Theo James to Star The Underworld franchise has seen its ups and downs since Len Wiseman and Kevin Grevioux debuted the first film over 10 years ago in 2003. The initial success of Underworld prompted a sequel, a prequel, and a soft reboot that further explored the mythos of Underworld’s vampire/lycan (werewolf) conflict.

History’s Houdini Gets Full Trailer The History Channel’s upcoming four-hour miniseries Houdini has gotten a full trailer. The show will run September 1st and 2nd and stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody as the legendary escape-artist Harry Houdini. Kristen Connelly co-stars at Houdini’s wife Bess. Click here to view the embedded video. History’s Houdini Gets Full Trailer


Summit Knocks 'Twilight' Money Lawsuit Out of U.S. Court (Exclusive) – The film company, using a Winston Churchill quote, successfully convinces the judge that if the dispute is going to be tried, it should be in England. 12 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman

Jason Blum Talks Insidious/Sinister Director Shakeups, More Purges

10:54 PM 7/14/2014 by Fred Topel
Jason Blum
While Jason Blum has a virtual monopoly on the most successful horror movies, some of his staple directors are moving on. After directing The Fast and the Furious 7, James Wan left the Insidious franchise in the hands of screenwriter Leigh Whannell. Blum still expects he can convince Wan to make another horror movie for him, joking that it could be as soon as Insidious 4.

Ken Jeong to Star in 'International Incident'

9:12 PM 6/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Ken Jeong
If you ever think that Ken Jeong deserves his own movie, then there's good news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeong is set to star in a Summit Entertainment comedy called International Incident. Steve Carell is in talks to produce. To be scripted by David Javerbaum from his own pitch, International Incident is said to revolve around five United Nations delegates who set out on a road trip to find one of the five's long lost love.

Step Up All In

Posted June 10th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

One of the most popular dance franchises in film history takes competition to astonishing new heights in Step Up All In. Miami street dancer Sean Asa (Ryan Guzman) moves to Hollywood with visions of fame and fortune, only to discover the almost insurmountable odds of making it in the professional dance world.


‘Twilight Saga’ Financier Goldcrest Sues Summit For Millions Owed In Revenue – The Twilight Saga films may be over but today it turned out the battle for the profits from the blockbuster franchise are not. Goldcrest Film Distribution hit Summit today with a multi-million dollar breach of contract lawsuit (read it here) over the movies. “As a direct result of Defendant’s deceptive accounting practices in which it systematically understates the Twilight revenues and overstates its costs, however, Goldcrest has received many millions of dollars less than it is due under the Sub Distribution Deed,” says the heavily redacted filing today in LA Superior Court. 28 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman

Vin Diesel’s ‘Last Witch Hunter’ Revving Up With ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Writer – Summit Entertainment is revving up its Vin Diesel fantasy-actioner “The Last Witch Hunter” by tapping “Dallas Buyers Club” writer Melisa Wallack to polish the script. Summit also announced that Lakeshore Entertainment has joined as a partner on the project and will co-finance and co-produce the film, with the company’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric... 29 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan

Will Rotten Tomatoes Take Down "Divergent"? YA Film Tracking for $50M-$60M Opening

10:42 PM 3/19/2014 by Senh Duong
Shailene Woodley & Zoë Kravitz in "Divergent"
It’s Divergent or bust for the Young Adult genre, according to Entertainment Weekly and the Wall Street Journal. You see, since the genre exploded with Twilight, only the “Hunger Games” films were able to capture similarly huge audiences in that demographic. Others like The Host, Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments:

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