Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘Batman V. Superman’ Shooting in Imax

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will be shot with Imax cameras, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed to Variety. News that the superhero matchup would use the cameras first bubbled up on Twitter after a user observed the filmmakers as they shot scenes in Chicago. Snyder’s “Man of Steel” showed in Imax, but didn’t use... Read more

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Riley Keough Crime Thriller Finds Financing (EXCLUSIVE)

November 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Starring Riley Keogh, “Wolverine Hotel” from director Patricia Chica is howling closer to production with a recent financing commitment from Jean-Guy Després, who will serve as exec producer. The edgy crime thriller is produced by Canada-based Byron Martin. Looking to cast a Latino actor as co-star, Chica met with rising Mexican thesp Luis Gerardo Mendez (“We Are... Read more

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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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