Jigsaw International Poster Revealed

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Jigsaw International Poster Revealed

Jigsaw international poster revealed

Lionsgate has debuted a new Japanese poster for Jigsaw, the eighth film in the Saw horror franchise featuring the return of Tobin Bell. Like all of the films before it, Jigsaw will arrive just ahead of Halloween on October 27. Check out the full Jigsaw international poster in the gallery below!

The upcoming sequel, which fittingly comes seven years after Saw: The Final Chapter, will star Laura Vandervoort (Bitten, Smallville) and Hannah Anderson (Shoot the MessengerLizzie Borden Took an Ax).

The eighth Saw movie is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) from a script by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row) alongside original creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell. Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules are producing, as they have on all the previous films in the franchise.

All seven previous Saw films have a combined worldwide box office gross upwards of $870 million on a combined budget of roughly $67 million.

What do you think of the Jigsaw international poster? Let us know in the comments!

New Line Cinema’s Conjuring Universe Surpasses $1 Billion

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New Line Cinema's Conjuring Universe Surpasses $1 Billion

New Line Cinema’s Conjuring universe surpasses $1 billion

After just one week in theaters around the globe, New Line Cinema’s Annabelle: Creation has taken in more than $110 million, not only opening in the #1 spot in numerous markets, including North America, but quickly boosting filmmaker James Wan and producer Peter Safran’s Conjuring universe of films over the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. The announcement was made by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

In making the announcement, Kroll said, “We are thrilled with the success of ‘Annabelle: Creation’ and enormously proud to continue bringing this hugely popular ‘Conjuring’ franchise to theaters everywhere. We congratulate our colleagues at New Line Cinema, our astute marketing and distribution teams, and everyone who put their collective creative energies together to tell such wonderfully frightening stories for movie audiences around the world to enjoy.”

Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, stated, “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of New Line, and without question the horror genre has always been an integral and important part of the company’s DNA. While the genre has certainly evolved over the decades, watching the critical and commercial success of the ‘Conjuring’ universe has been truly spectacular and I am incredibly proud of all the talented people involved in making this happen.”

Together, New Line’s Richard Brener, President, Production, and Carolyn Blackwood, President, Content, Strategy & Operations, noted, “James Wan has a proven ability to tap into the minds of horror fans in a way few can. To reach this benchmark with just four films is truly remarkable. On behalf of everyone at New Line, we couldn’t be more excited for him, producer Peter Safran, and all the filmmakers who were so instrumental in making each of these movies so successful.”

In addition to opening in the #1 spot in the U.S. and Canada, Annabelle: Creation scored the highest industry opening weekend of all time for a horror film in numerous international markets: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia and Hungary. It had the highest opening weekend grosses of all films in the Conjuring universe in 26 international markets, including Korea, Indonesia, Russia, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. The film dominated the Asian box office by ranking #1 in seven of eight opening markets there, out-grossing all comparable films regionally, and has already surpassed Annabelle’s lifetime cume in Portugal, Poland, Russia and Hong Kong, and both Annabelle’s and The Conjuring’s total cumes in Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. It currently ranks #1 in ten of the 11 markets that opened yesterday, including Mexico, Brazil and UAE, and is already dominating those markets, with Mexico and three other Latin American markets, as well as UAE, showing the highest opening days ever for a horror film in those territories based on the Thursday box office alone.

Individually, several of the films that make up the New Line horror-verse are among the top all-time earners at the box office, with The Conjuring 2 and The Conjuring coming in second and third in the genre, respectively, after The Exorcist, and Annabelle at number eight. The worldwide theatrical grosses for the films stand as: The Conjuring 2 at $320,373,500; The Conjuring at $319,482,193; and Annabelle at $257,047,661.

Next up in the New Line series is The Nun, based on the character appearing in The Conjuring 2, directed by Corin Hardy, and due in theaters July 13, 2018. The studio is also in active development with Atomic Monster and The Safran Company on The Conjuring 3 and The Crooked Man, the latter also drawn on the character appearing in The Conjuring 2.

Gotham Season 4 Casts Prison Break’s Marina Benedict and More

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Gotham Season 4 casts Marina Benedict and Benjamin Stockham

Gotham Season 4 casts Marina Benedict and Benjamin Stockham

Gotham Season 4 has gotten some new cast members, according to TVLinePrison Break‘s Marina Benedict has joined the series as Cherry, the owner of a fight club in The Narrows. Her club is reportedly the seat of power in that part of the city, and Cherry will sometimes be a help and sometimes a hinderance. In addition, Benjamin Stockham (About a Boy) has joined the cast as someone who befriends Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz).

Marina Benedict has been seen in Prison Break as the assassin A&W, the Starz series Flesh and Bone as Toni Cannava and in Torchwood as Charlotte Wills. Benjamin Stockham played Marcus in About a Boy and Mark Walton in Lost & Found.

Gotham Season 4 will witness the emergence of the criminal landscape for which Gotham City is best known, with Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains. While Gotham City fights for normalcy, a new hero will rise, as Bruce Wayne begins to assume responsibility for the city’s well-being.

Gotham is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), Danny Cannon (the CSI franchise, Nikita), John Stephens (Gossip Girl) and Ken Woodruff (The Mentalist) serve as executive producers on the series.

Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock,  David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as the future Poison Ivy, Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter, and Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes.

What do you guys think of Marina Benedict and Benjamin Stockham joining Gotham? Let us know at @ComingSoonnetGotham Season 4 will premiere on Thursday, September 21.

Jessie T. Usher is the Son of Shaft!

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Jessie T. Usher is the Son of Shaft!

Jessie T. Usher is the Son of Shaft

Deadline reports that Jessie T. Usher has signed on to star in New Line Cinema’s Son of Shaft as the titular child of the hardcore cop. Usher previously played another on screen offspring as Will Smith’s son in Independence Day: Resurgence.

The outlet also reports that Samuel L. Jackson is negotiating a deal to return for the film having starred in the 2000 reboot by John Singleton as the nephew of the original John Shaft, originally played by Richard Roundtree, who is also in negotiations to return. Look for a Shaft family reunion to hit the big screen in the very near future.

Usher will play the estranged son of the detective in the film, in which he’s forced to team up with his father. As an FBI agent and cyber expert, the young and old Shafts will butt heads throughout the new film.

Tim Story, best known for Fox’s first two Fantastic Four movies from 2005 and 2007, will direct the film, which has a script by Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, black-ish). Story has carved out a healthy run of recent comedy hits, including the two Think Like a Man films and both Ride Along movies.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Super Troopers 2 Release Date Set for 2018!

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super troopers 2

Super Troopers 2 release date set for 2018

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced that the long-awaited Super Troopers 2 finally has a release date and will arrive on a very appropriate date: April 20, 2018. The film arrives 16 years after the first, which was a mild box office success and has since become a cult hit.

Everyone’s favorite law enforcement team is back by popular demand with the long-anticipated follow-up to the cult comedy classic Super Troopers. When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers — Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit, and Farva — are called in to set up a new Highway patrol station in the disputed area. Unconventional police work follows, and the result is Super Troopers 2.

Written once again by the Broken Lizard troop, the film is again directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, who also reprises as Trooper Thorny alongside Kevin Heffernan as Rod, Steve Lemme as Mac, Paul Soter as Foster, and Erik Stolhanske as Rabbit. Additional reprisals in the film include Lynda Carter as Vermont Governor Jessman, Marisa Coughlan as Officer Ursula Hanson, and Brian Cox as Captain John O’Hagen.

Newcomers to the sequel include Emmanuelle Chriqui (The Mentalist, TRON: Uprising), Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale versus Evil), Hayes MacArthur (Angie Tribeca), Will Sasso (The Three Stooges), and Rob Lowe.

First Look at Frank Grillo in Wheelman, Coming to Netflix

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First Look at Frank Grillo in Wheelman, Coming to Netflix

First look at Frank Grillo in Wheelman, coming to Netflix

Netflix has unveiled a new photo of Frank Grillo in Wheelman, premiering on October 20, 2017.

Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Captain America: Civil War) stars as the wheelman, a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him and the only person he can trust… his fourteen-year-old daughter. All reasons to think fast and drive faster.

The film also stars Garrett Dillahunt and Caitlin Carmichael.

Wheelman was written and directed by Jeremy Rush. Frank Grillo, Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team), and The Solution Group’s Myles Nestel (The November Man, Machete) serve as producers. J. Todd Harris, Chady Mattar, and Scott Silver serve as executive producers.

Your Problems Disappear in the New Suburbicon Poster

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Your Problems Disappear in the New Suburbicon Poster

Your problems disappear in the new Suburbicon poster

Where your problems disappear… Paramount Pictures has debuted a new poster for Suburbicon (via Empire), which you can view in the gallery below. The satiric thriller is directed by George Clooney (The Monuments Men, Good Night, and Good Luck.) and stars Matt Damon (The Martian), Julianne Moore (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Noah Jupe (The Night Manager) and Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

RELATED: Matt Damon Kills a Lot of People in the Suburbicon Trailer

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns…the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.

The original screenplay was written by Clooney and Grant Heslov and Oscar winners Joel & Ethan Coen (Fargo, No Country for Old Men). Suburbicon will open in North American theaters on October 27, 2017.

What do you think of the new Suburbicon poster? Are you going to check out the film in theaters in October? Let us know in the comments.

More Justice League Promo Photos Featuring the Titular Team

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More Justice League Promo Photos Featuring the Titular Team

More Justice League promo photos featuring the titular team

Another new Justice League promo image has arrived online, featuring the six members of the titular team in individual shots. Check it out in the gallery below!

Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Amber Heard as Mera, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

RELATED: Ben Affleck Talks Joss Whedon’s Justice League Involvement

Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeMan of Steel), the screenplay is by Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio. Filmmaker Joss Whedon is directing the additional photography for the sequel and is overseeing the completion of its post production following Snyder’s family tragedy. Justice League is produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The executive producers are Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curt Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.

Justice League will open in theaters on November 10, 2017.

A Look at the Frozen Musical Cast in a New Behind-the-Scenes Video

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A Look at the Frozen Musical Cast in a New Behind-the-Scenes Video

A look at the Frozen musical cast in a new behind-the-scenes video

Following a first look at the costumes yesterday, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions has debuted a new video which gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the Frozen musical cast. Check it out below!

Frozen The Broadway Musical will briefly be performed at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts from August 17 to October and fans eager to get an early glimpse at the production before it opens on Broadway can get their tickets by clicking here, while Broadway tickets are now also on sale here.

Frozen stars Broadway veterans Caissie Levy as Elsa and Patti Murin as Anna. They are joined by principal cast members Jelani Alladin (Kristoff), Greg Hildreth (Olaf), John Riddle (Hans), Robert Creighton (Weselton), Kevin Del Aguila (Oaken), Timothy Hughes (Pabbie), Andrew Pirozzi (Sven), Audrey Bennett (Young Anna), Mattea Conforti (Young Anna), Brooklyn Nelson (Young Elsa), Ayla Schwartz (Young Elsa), Alyssa Fox (Elsa Standby), Aisha Jackson (Anna Standby) and Adam Jepsen (Sven Standby).

The stellar design team for Frozen includes scenic and costume design by Tony and Olivier Award winner Christopher Oram (“Wolf Hall Parts 1 & 2,” “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” “Evita”), lighting design by six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (“Aladdin,” “Hello Dolly!” “An American in Paris”), sound design by four-time Tony nominee Peter Hylenski (“The Scottsboro Boys,” “Motown,” “After Midnight”), video design by Tony winner Finn Ross (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”), puppet design by Michael Curry (“The Lion King,” “Spamalot”), hair design by David Brian Brown (“War Paint,” “She Loves Me”), makeup design by Anne Ford-Coates (“On Your Feet!” “On the Twentieth Century”) and special effects design by Jeremy Chernick (“Aladdin,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”).

Rounding out the musical team are two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus (“Avenue Q,” “Wicked,” “The Book of Mormon”), who serves as music supervisor and creates vocal, incidental and dance arrangements. Joining Oremus on the music team are Tony nominee Dave Metzger (orchestrations), Chris Montan (executive music producer) and Brian Usifer (music director).

The Frozen Broadway musical is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.

The Weinstein Company Announces Animation Label Mizchief

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The Weinstein Company Announces Animation Label Mizchief

The Weinstein Company announces animation label Mizchief

The Weinstein Company has announced the launch of a new animated feature film label title Mizchief, with their upcoming title Leap! set to be the first film released under the label on August 25. The film will have  special sneak previews throughout the country this weekend.

“I named the label Mizchief because that’s how my son pronounces mischief,” TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein says. “Animation is a playful new direction for us and I’m thrilled to expand the TWC repertoire into a whole new category of films for our kids to enjoy and for us to enjoy with them. All of these films will share incredible stories that most importantly both inspire and entertain our kids.”

Leap! is the story of 11-year-old orphan, Félicie (Elle Fanning) who has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own – to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen) who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars. The film also features the voices of dance sensation Maddie Ziegler, SNL star Kate Mckinnon as three of the film’s characters, and legendary Academy Award® winning actor Mel Brooks whose exceptional improvisations have heightened the film

Mizchief’s second release will be The Guardian Brothers, TWC’s first production with Gary Wang and Life Chaser Animation Studios. The film features the all-star voices of Meryl Streep, Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman, Edward Norton, Dan Fogler, and Bella Thorne. The label is also in development on film adaptations of The Firework-Makers Daughter, based on the novel by the critically-acclaimed author of the trilogy His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman, and the beloved children’s classic The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden.

Besetment Releases New Trailer and Poster

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Besetment Releases New Trailer and Poster

Besetment: Haunted hotel horror film hits DVD on September 5th from Uncork’d Entertainment

You can’t scream if you can’t open your mouth! With David Lynch‘s revamped return to Twin Peaks making even the hardest core fans’ heads spin, it’s a good time to cast a glance at director Brad Douglas’s highly-anticipated horror/thriller/mystery Besetment, an eerie film whose horrors unfold in a small town were something is very, very wrong. Besetment stars Abby Wathen (The Bay) as a young woman who takes a job working in a very sinister hotel where she ends up fighting for her life.

Official synopsis: Amanda Millard, struggling and desperate for a job, takes a position at a hotel in a small town in Oregon. It’s a creepy, back country kind of town but owners Mildred Colvin and her son Billy seem nice enough at first. It’s not long before Amanda discovers their real intentions, and her struggle to make a living becomes a nightmarish battle for survival.

RELATED: Besetment clip reveals terror in a small town

Wathen co-stars with Marlyn Mason (not Marilyn Manson, actually), Michael Meyer (close, but no, not either of those guys), Douglas Rowe, Lindsea Kline, Greg James, Hannah Barefoot, John T. Woods, Sonya Davis, Max Gutfreund, Liam O’Sruitheain, Sadndra Doolittle, Tanner McCullough, Ashley Layton, Nona Bigham, and Edward Simper.

Besetment premiered on VOD June 6 and the DVD release is locked for September 5th from Uncorked Entertainment.

Fright Dome Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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Fright Dome Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Legendary Las Vegas haunted attraction Fright Dome celebrates its 15th anniversary

Created from the mind of hauntrepreneur Jason Egan, Fright Dome at Circus Circus Las Vegas has been horrifying the masses since 2003.

Beginning Friday, Sept. 29, Fright Dome will take over all five acres of The Adventuredome theme park at Circus Circus Las Vegas, transforming it into an immersive and terrifying attraction featuring six haunted houses, multiple scare zones, thrill rides in the dark and more.

“What an honor it has been for Fright Dome to call Las Vegas home for 15 years,” said Jason Egan, owner and creator of Fright Dome. “What started as a local event has grown into something that attracts visitors from all over the world”.

New for this season, Egan is treating fans to the largest haunted house in the event’s tenure, appropriately named Zombie City. In 2012, Fright Dome celebrated it’s 10th anniversary by teaming up with beloved zombie mastermind, the late George A. Romero, and now just a mere five years later, Egan and his team will honor the teachings of their idol with more than 15,000 square feet of zombie metropolis. Guests will be hunted as they make their way through the virus-filled city of the dead.

Known for its dark-twist on Christmas and all things Krampus-lore in years past, the 2017 season also will see Fright Dome take on a variety of festive holidays in its innovative new Happy Hell-idays house.The darker side of notable dates such as Valentine’s Day and St Patrick’s Day will be explored in this creepy new world.

Equally as exciting, and available exclusively to guests upgrading to Fast Pass or a VIP tour this season, is the new isolation-style haunted house Lights Out. Upon entering the attraction, guests will immediately be divided from their group and be handed an old flashlight to aid them as they wander through the darkness alone. Separated from everything and everyone, guests will have to rely on their flashlight to illuminate the dreadful inhabitants lurking around every corner.

Making a return this year are fan-favorite houses Chainsaw Massacre and Killer Clowns in 4D. Lastly, another original creation from Egan’s all-star team, HEX, will make its debut for the 2017 event.

In addition to the aforementioned, Fright Dome guests can experience all of the thrill rides and games that the Adventuredome theme park has to offer in the darkness and fog, including two roller coasters.

Fright Dome is open select nights from 7pm to midnight Sept. 29 – Oct. 31. General admission tickets are $37.95, with additional fastpass+ upgrades starting at $20 allowing express line entry for all six haunted houses. Updates on Fright Dome are available online.

Michael B. Jordan and Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson in Talks for A Bittersweet Life

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Michael B. Jordan and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson in talks for A Bittersweet Life

Michael B. Jordan and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson in talks for A Bittersweet Life

Michael B. Jordan (CreedFruitvale Station) and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Spawn TV seriesKung Fu Panda 2 and 3) are attached to the upcoming film A Bittersweet Life, a remake of the 2005 Korean cult hit film, according to Deadline. Jordan will play a mobster who becomes conflicted after being ordered to kill his mistress. The filmmakers are reportedly looking at this as a “high concept, character driven” film with the possibility for a franchise. Lee Byung-hun starred in the original film. The Fox film will be produced by 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen with CJ Entertainment. Jason Young will oversee for Fox.

RELATED: First Fahrenheit 451 photo with Michael B. Jordan & Michael Shannon

Jordan first hit the scene playing the role of Vince Howard in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights from 2009-2011, and played Wallace in the HBO series The Wire. He also appeared on the ABC soap opera All My Children. Since then, Jordan has been seen in films like the critically-acclaimed Fruitvale Station and the Rocky sequel film Creed. He played Johnny Storm, a.k.a. the Human Torch, in the recent reboot of Fantastic Four. Jordan is currently filming the HBO film Fahrenheit 451 with Michael Shannon. He’ll next appear in the Disney/Marvel film Black Panther where he’ll play the role of Erik Killmonger. He’ll also appear as Adonis Creed in the upcoming sequel Creed II.

Nelson is known for her work in animation, winning an Annie Award for Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production for the opening of Kung Fu Panda. She directed Kung Fu Panda 2, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the second woman in history to do so. She directed Kung Fu Panda 3 as well.

Are you interested in A Bittersweet Life? Let us know @ComingSoonnet.

Yellowstone, Starring Kevin Costner, Begins Production in Utah

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The Kevin Costner-led Yellowstone has begun production in Utah

The Kevin Costner-led Yellowstone begins production in Utah this month

Yellowstone, the first scripted series greenlit for the Paramount Network, begins production this month in Utah. The 10-episode series stars two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner and is directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High WaterSicario). Yellowstone is executive produced by The Weinstein Company with John and Art Linson (Sons of AnarchyFight Club). The cast includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Jefferson White, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, and Denim Richards. The series will be shot near Park City though December and will debut on the network next summer.

Yellowstone is executive produced by Weinstein Television, John and Art Linson (Sons of AnarchyFight ClubHeat) and Kevin Costner.

Virginia Pearce, director of the Utah Film Commission, said, “Supporting filmmakers in telling unique stories with compelling characters and breathtaking locations is key for us, and the much-anticipated Yellowstone ticks all the boxes. We are thrilled to see the talented Taylor Sheridan return to Utah, and to welcome the whole cast to our community.”

In Yellowstone, Costner stars as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders – land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny — where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.

Are you guys excited for Yellowstone? Let us know at @ComingSoonnet.

Justin Theroux Joins Emma Stone, Jonah Hill in Netflix’s Maniac Series

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Justin Theroux joins the Netflix series Maniac alongside Emma Stone and Jonah Hill

Justin Theroux joins the Netflix series Maniac alongside Emma Stone and Jonah Hill

Justin Theroux (The Leftovers) has been cast in the upcoming 10-episode Netflix series Maniac, according to Deadline. He’ll join Emma Stone (La La Land) and Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street) in the dark comedy series. Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) is set to direct all of the episodes, and the show was written by Patrick Somerville. Shooting for the Paramount TV/Anonymous Content series is just beginning in New York City.

Maniac is based on the 2014 Norwegian series and is largely set in the fantasy worlds of the characters that Hill and Stone play. Justin Theroux will play the role of James Mantleray. There is no official word on who Mantleray is, though the site reports that he’s believed to be playing an alcoholic doctor in the mad scientist vein.

Maniac will be executive produced by Stone, Hill and Fukunaga with Michael Sugar and Doug Wald from Anonymous Content, Kruke Kristiansen and Anne Kolbjornsen, and Espen PA Lervaag and Kjetil Indegard. Ashley Zalta will be co-executive producer.

Justin Theroux is known for his work in the films Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire with director David Lynch, Wanderlust with his wife Jennifer Aniston, and The Girl on the Train with Emily Blunt. He played the evil DJ in Zoolander. Theroux was a screenwriter for films like Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2, Rock of Ages, and Zoolander 2. He plays Kevin Garvey in the HBO series The Leftovers. He’ll next be heard as the voice of Lord Garmadon in the upcoming film The LEGO Ninjago Movie and he’ll play Duck Teddington in Mute. He also did some voiceover work for the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
What do you guys think of the casting of Justin Theroux in Maniac? Let us know at @ComingSoonnet.

Standalone Obi-Wan Movie in Development with Director Stephen Daldry

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Standalone Obi-Wan movie in development with director Stephen Daldry

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the “anthology” branch of Star Wars movies are about to gain another notable addition with the fan-favorite idea of an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film.

The trade reports that Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader) is in early talks to helm the feature and with no script in place, he would be able to oversee its development.

What fans have especially been eager for, however, is that Ewan McGregor would reprise as the character, having played him in Episodes 1, 2, and 3 of the franchise. THR notes that no actors are currently attached to the project, but McGregor has previously expressed a lot of interest in returning.

Between the events of Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV A New Hope, Obi-Wan lived in exile on Tatooine, having delivered the infant Luke Skywalker to his uncle and aunt. We do know that at one point, Owen Lars forbade Kenobi from speaking to Luke for fear that he would turn out like his dad, perhaps a moment that we will see in the upcoming film.

As the Skywalker family story continues to be told in the episodic films of Star Wars, Lucasfilm has sought to fill in the gaps of events in the franchise and tell origin stories with their standalone movies The first “Star Wars Story” was last year’s Rogue One, which pieced together just how the Rebels were able to get the Death Star plans during the events of Star Wars. The next standalone feature will be the untitled Han Solo movie, which has Ron Howard directing, after replacing Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It has also been previously reported that Lucasfilm is interested in Yoda and Boba Fett-centric movies.

What would you want to see in an Obi-Wan movie? Sound off in the comments below!

Your Favorite MCU Movies Return to Cinemark Theaters with $5 Tickets

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Your Favorite MCU Movies Return to Cinemark Theaters with $5 Tickets

Your favorite MCU movies return to Cinemark theaters with $5 tickets

Cinemark Theatres has announced a special offering for superhero fans with the opportunity to enjoy 11 of their favorite MCU movies on the big screen once again. This exclusive offer will be available one week only at Cinemark for just $5 a ticket from August 25-31. Guests can view participating theatre locations, titles and daily schedules by clicking here.

The Marvel Studios Week movie line-up includes:

  • Iron Man
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Ant-Man
  • Doctor Strange
  • Thor
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Captain America: Civil War

The eleven films will be grouped together under various themes across the week, including Origins, Cosmic, Fan Favorites, Cap’s Best Of, First Avengers, Team Ups, and Guardians Day.

As an added value, Cinemark will offer Marvel Studios Week participants discounted snack bar items, including $2 packaged candy items, hot dogs and Dibs ice cream treats. Discounted beverages include large fountain drinks and 20 oz. Dasani waters for $2 each and large ICEEs for $3 each. Popcorn lovers can purchase a large popcorn for only $3 each at participating theatres during Marvel Studios Week. Cinemark Connections members will receive double points for their Marvel Studios Week $5 Cinemark XD ticket purchases.

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ABC Has Given the Green Light to a Live-Action Jetsons Pilot

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ABC Has Given the Green Light to a Live-Action Jetsons Pilot

ABC has given the green light to a live-action Jetsons pilot

ABC has given the green light to a live-action Jetsons pilot, according to Variety. Gary Janetti (Family Guy, Will & Grace) will write and executive produce the multi-cam sitcom which, like its animated source, will be set 100 years from now (the original series was produced in 1962 and set in 2062). Warner Bros. Television is developing the live-action Jetsons pilot.

Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is executive producing alongside his producing partner Jack Rapke.

As WBTV plans this television outing, Warner Bros. Pictures is still developing a feature-film version of the property, having recently brought Sausage Party director Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. AliensShrek 2) on to develop the project with an eye to direct. Back in 2015, Matt Lieberman (Doctor Dolittle: Tail to the Chief) was hired to provide the screenplay for an animated Jetsons, which had previously been developed as a live-action movie for the likes of directors Adam Shankman and Robert Rodriguez.

Produced by Hanna-Barbera, the original incarnation of The Jetsons followed the success of the studio’s The Flintstones and centered on a nuclear family in a space age future. A primetime series, The Jetsons aired Sunday nights on ABC from September 23, 1962 to March 3, 1963.

George Jetson and his family previously hit the big screen in a 1990 animated film, titled Jetsons: The Movie. Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the film posthumously featured original voice talents George O’Hanlon and Mel Blanc.

First Look at Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots

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First Look at Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots

First look at Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots

Filming has begun on location in England and Scotland on the Working Title Films production of Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan in the title role opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. Focus Features holds worldwide rights and will release Mary, Queen of Scots in the US and Universal Pictures International (UPI) will distribute the film internationally. You can view the first photo of Saoirse Ronan as Mary in the gallery below!

The producers of Mary, Queen of Scots are Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward, all Academy Award nominees as producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Les Misérables.

Beau Willimon, an Academy Award nominee for The Ides of March and Emmy Award nominee for House of Cards, has written the screenplay adaptation. Mary, Queen of Scots is based on John Guy’s acclaimed biography My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots.

Joining the cast are Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, England is Mine), Joe Alwyn (The Sense of an EndingBilly Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen, Line of Duty) and Brendan Coyle (Downton AbbeyMe Before You). Also featuring in the cast are David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) and Guy Pearce (Memento, LA Confidential, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).

Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

Saoirse Ronan earned her first Academy Award nomination for Focus and Working Title’s Atonement, and was again an Academy Award nominee for Brooklyn; she also starred for Focus as the title character in Hanna, and other past credits include The Grand Budapest Hotel, How I Love Now and The Lovely Bones, as well as the upcoming Ladybird, On Chesil Beach and Loving Vincent. She recently made her Broadway debut in “The Crucible.” Ronan resides in Ireland. Margot Robbie, a BAFTA Award nominee, has starred in such blockbuster hit movies as The Wolf of Wall StreetThe Legend of Tarzan, and Suicide Squad, for which she won a Critics’ Choice Award.

The filmmaking team for Mary, Queen of Scots includes Academy Award winners costume designer Alexandra Byrne, make-up and hair designer Jenny Shircore and editor Chris Dickens, Emmy award winner production designer James Merifield and BAFTA award winner director of photography John Mathieson.

Focus chairman Peter Kujawski said, “We are privileged to be collaborating with our partners at Working Title on this stellar production, and with Josie as she makes the exciting move from stage to screen work. With two of today’s most vital actresses bringing to life two female titans, Mary, Queen of Scots will be one of the movie events of 2018.”

Over 80 Hi-Res Thor: Ragnarok Photos

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Over 80 Hi-Res Thor: Ragnarok Photos

Over 80 hi-res Thor: Ragnarok photos

Following yesterday’s Strange international trailer, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures have released over 80 high-resolution Thor: Ragnarok photos which you can find in the gallery below!

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In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!

Thor: Ragnarok will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder himself, with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin. The film also stars Cate Blanchett as the death-obsessed Hela, Tessa Thompson as hero Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the eccentric Grandmaster and Karl Urban as Skurge. Also among the cast is Sam Neill, reuniting with Taika Waititi, who directed him in his previous film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and his Jurassic Park co-star Jeff Goldblum. Finally, as teased at the end of his solo film, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will team with the God of Thunder to deal with Loki.

Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee. The screenplay hails from Stephany Folsom, Craig Kyle, Eric Pearson and Christopher Yost.

Thor: Ragnarok will smash its way into theaters on November 3, 2017.