Posts Tagged ‘film’

IFC Midnight Acquires Australian Zombie Horror ‘Wyrmwood’

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to Australian zombie horror “Wymwood.”

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Tim Heidecker, Nick Kroll, Kaitlin Olson, Michael Pena Join ‘Vacation’ Sequel

November 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Tim Heidecker, Nick Kroll, Kaitlin Olson and Michael Pena have joined the cast of New Line’s “Vacation” sequel. The quartet will portray the Four Corners cops. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are directing from their own script. The film has been shooting in Georgia and New Mexico. David Dobkin is producing through his David... Read more

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DreamWorks Animation in Merger Talks with Hasbro

November 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

DreamWorks Animation is in talks with Hasbro to merge the toon studio with the toy maker, according to individuals familiar with the discussions, Variety can confirm. In another potential deal, DWA is considering selling a stake of AwesomenessTV to Hearst Publishing for $81.5 million. The companies were unavailable or declined to comment. Deadline first reported the... Read more

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Jai Courtney Eyed for Batman Villain Deadshot in ‘Suicide Squad’ (EXCLUSIVE)

November 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Terminator: Genesys” star Jai Courtney is in talks for a major role in Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” that could prove to be Batman villain Deadshot, sources tell Variety. Based on the popular DC comicbook, the all-star supervillain pic will be released in summer 2016. Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are also... Read more

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Wong Kar-wai To Get Lifetime Accolade At Goa Festival

November 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Wong Kar Wai will be conferred a lifetime achievement award at the International Film Festival of India, Goa

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‘The Conjuring 2′ Set for June 10, 2016

November 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New Line is giving “The Conjuring 2″ a prime summer release, setting the sequel for June 10, 2016. The “Conjuring” sequel had originally been set for a pre-Halloween release on Oct. 23, 2015, but New Line decided last month to move it back to 2016. The Warner Bros. division tapped James Wan to return to... Read more

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Box Office: Did ‘Interstellar’ Get a Fair Shake? (Analysis)

November 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The box office race is largely about managing expectations. Distributor Paramount Pictures learned that the hard way by putting itself  in the embarrassing position of having to revise its estimated $50 million opening weekend for “Interstellar” downward by nearly $3 million when the film actually debuted at $47.5 million. If “Interstellar” had hit Paramount’s original projection, there... Read more

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Filmmakers Slam Mexican Government Over Missing Students Investigation

November 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro González Iñárritu slammed Mexican officials for their investigation into the disappearance and possible killings of 43 teachers and college students, saying the act and the lack of answers are evidence of systemic corruption in the country. The three directors who helped attract broader recognition for the Mexican film... Read more

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Judy Greer, Fred Armisen Join Billie Joe Armstrong in ‘Geezer’ (EXCLUSIVE)

November 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Judy Greer, Fred Armisen and Selma Blair have joined Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong in music drama “Geezer.” The cast additions come as director Lee Kirk begins lensing in New York City. Producers are Tim Perell of Process Media and Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee of Let It Play. Dallas Roberts, Chris Messina... Read more

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Simon Pegg’s ‘Anything’ Goes To China’s HuaHua and Yue Hua

November 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Monty Python and the late Robin Williams provide voices in British comedy about intergalactic aliens

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