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Jason Momoa Says He Can’t Shoot ‘Aquaman 2’ Because He ‘Got Run Over by a Bulldozer’

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Jason Momoa Says He Can’t Shoot ‘Aquaman 2’ Because He ‘Got Run Over by a Bulldozer’
Jason Momoa says he can’t start shooting “Aquaman 2”… because he “got run over by a bulldozer” while protesting construction of a giant telescope on land considered sacred to native Hawaiians.

“Sorry Warner Bros we can’t shoot ‘Aquaman 2,'” he wrote in an Instagram post. “Because Jason got run over by a bulldozer trying to stop the desecration of his native land This iS Not Happening. We Are Not Letting You Do This Anymore. Enough is enough. Go somewhere else.”

In a followup post, Momoa asked fans to support the protest movement, writing, “During this time, we are trying to unite both kānaka and Hawai’i born peoples alike to protect not only the mauna, but also our way of life and greatest natural resources in Hawaii as a whole.”

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Aquaman Star Jason Momoa Fires Back At Body-Shamers Again

Last month, photos of Jason Momoa relaxing on the beach with his family revealed that the Aquaman star hadn’t maintained the muscular physique displayed in the recent DC blockbuster. And while you wouldn’t think that would be anyone’s business but his own, the actor has subsequently found himself to be the unlikely target of a wave of online body-shaming.

Naturally, the fans have since come to Momoa’s defense, and in a new video shared from Hawaii, the star offers his own response to the controversy while spreading a message of greater importance than the appearance of his so-called “dad bod.” In the short clip below, Momoa stands shirtless with the slogan, “Tmt + Canary Islands = Discovery,” written across his chest. Speaking to the camera, he offers the following message:

“How’s that for a dad body? Tmt, the Canary Islands want you. We don’t want you.
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Talent USA: La 2019 contingent named

Goran Stolevski, Hannah Lehmann and Nina Oyama.

Twelve Aussie creatives are off to Los Angeles for Talent USA: La, a week-long program that involves meetings, workshops and networking opportunities.

Talent USA: La is an initiative of Screen Australia and the Australian Writers’ Guild, and participants were selected due to their existing international profile or having already attracted Us interest in their work.

Film Independent and Australians in Film USA (AiF) will assist setting up the program, and AiF are also providing financial assistance to Mentor La recipients to attend the Talent USA: La program.

“La is the epicentre of the English-speaking screen industry, so Talent USA is an opportunity for the Australian creators to understand how the Us system works and increase their visibility amongst core decision-makers,” said Screen Australia’s head of development Nerida Moore.

“The ultimate goal of the program is to empower these creators to do their best work back in Australia,
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Warner Bros. Bumps Back Dune by a Month and Gives Elvis Presley Movie a Release Date

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Warner Bros. has released the news that they have pushed back the release date for the upcoming Denis Villeneuve-directed film Dune from November 20th, 2020 to December 18th, 2020. The film will be a sci-fi adaptation of the famous Frank Herbert novel by the same name. The movie is still in a prime holiday spot, and the studio is keeping the November slot open for an untitled project.

They also announced that Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic will get a release date of October 1, 2021. The untitled film will star Austin Butler as the king of rock n roll, and Tom Hanks will co-star as the singer’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The film will start shooting in early 2020 in Queensland, Australia.

Are you excited about either of these films?
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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Gets Delayed A Month As Ben Affleck’s ‘The Way Back’ Retreats From Fall To Spring 2020

Other than affecting when you get to see a film, the way a studio shifts its release date for a film tends to say a lot about how the company views its upcoming product. And in the case of Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” adaptation and the Ben Affleck film “The Way Back,” it would appear that the studio involved is pretty confident it has some crowd-pleasers, as both films find new release dates.

Continue reading Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Gets Delayed A Month As Ben Affleck’s ‘The Way Back’ Retreats From Fall To Spring 2020 at The Playlist.
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Warner Bros. Pushes ‘Dune’ to December 2020, Sets Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley Movie for Fall 2021

Over the weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures made some adjustments to their release calendar for the next couple of years. First up, the studio decided to move Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel Dune out of the busy weekend before Thanksgiving. And then they added to the fall of 2021 by setting a date […]

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Warner Bros. Pushes Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Back to December 2020

Mere weeks after the film wrapped principal photography, we’re getting word that Warner Bros. has already bumped the release date for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune back. Originally slated for a November 20th, 2020 release, the film’s new release date is December 18th, 2020. In general, delays in release dates are almost always a bad sign. This […]

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Warner Bros. Dates Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Biopic, Pushes Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Warner Bros. has unveiled a slew of new dates for its upcoming projects, according to Deadline. Director Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune,” starring Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet, has been shifted from November 20, 2020, to December 18, 2020, to make room for another yet-to-be-announced release. Warners has also given Baz Luhrmann’s buzzy Elvis Presley biopic a release date of October 21, 2021.

The untitled Elvis film stars Austin Butler as the King of Rock and Roll. Butler most recently appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” as a bloodthirsty member of the Charles Mason tribe. The film will allegedly cover two decades of Elvis’ life, with Tom Hanks co-starring as his manager Colonel Tom Parker. It’s set to begin production early next year in Queensland, Australia.

Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” is the third attempt by an ambitious auteur to mount an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s landmark 1965 science-fiction novel.
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Denis Villeneuve’s Dune pushed back a month to December 2020

It seems we’re going to have to wait a little longer for Denis Villeneuve’s Frank Herbert adaptation Dune, with Warner Bros. announced that it has pushed back the release of the sci-fi epic a month from November 20th 2020 to December 18th 2020.

The film will now open alongside Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Paramount’s comedy sequel Coming 2 America, and Sony’s Uncharted movie (assuming of course it isn’t still in development hell by that point).

Villeneuve wrapped filming on Dune last week, and is now entering post-production on the first of what is planned as a two-part adaptation of the seminal sci-fi novel. The filmmaker is also developing the live-action TV series Dune: The Sisterhood for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max streaming service.

Dune sees Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) leading the cast as Paul Atreides alongside Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Oscar Isaac
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Dune Remake Gets New Holiday 2020 Release Date

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Dune Remake Gets New Holiday 2020 Release Date
Denis Villeneuve's Dune remake is now hitting theaters one month later than initially planned. Villeneuve just wrapped production on the highly anticipated remake at the end of July. Dune author Frank Herbert's son, Brian Herbert, was the one to deliver the good news and notes that the cast has already been talking about how amazing it was to work with Villeneuve, who apparently knows how to run a set with expediency. With that being said, we're going to have to wait a little longer to see the results than originally thought.

Warner Bros. has announced they are shifting the Dune remake release date from November 20th, 2020 to December 18th, 2020. It's unclear why the studio decided to move the project, but it must have some pretty strong confidence in it since the new release date puts it in direct competition with Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake, Tom Holland's Uncharted,
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Austin Butler’s Elvis Presley Biopic Gets Fall 2021 Release Date

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Elvis is in the building on Oct. 1, 2021, the date set by Warner Bros. for Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley biopic.

The studio announced the date on Friday, three weeks after setting Austin Butler as the star. The studio tested with a handful of actors in full hair and make-up at the end of June to see who would join Tom Hanks, who is playing Presley’s manager, Col. Tom Parker.

Luhrmann co-wrote the script with Craig Pearce. The movie covers on the relationship between the veteran manager and the young singer, who was born in 1935 to a poor family in the small town of Tupelo, Miss. Presley broke out in 1956 with “Heartbreak Hotel.”

The project marks Luhrmann’s first film since his adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He most recently worked on the Netflix series “The Get Down.” The plan is to shoot at the top of 2020 to accommodate Hanks’ schedule.
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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Delayed as WB Sets Elvis Presley Movie for 2021

Warner Bros. has delayed Dune by one month, moving Denis Villeneuve's starry epic from Nov. 20, 2020 to Dec. 18, 2020. The studio has also confirmed an IMAX release for the film. As of now, that puts Dune on a collision course with Sony's Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland, Steven Spielberg's musical West Side Story, and Paramount's Eddie Murphy comedy Coming 2 America, which will almost certainly move now. In fact, if I was Paramount, I'd move Coming 2 America to the Mlk holiday weekend the following month. Elsewhere, WB has announced it will release …
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Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Biopic Lands Prime Awards-Bait Release in Fall 2021

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Warner Bros.’ untitled Elvis Presley film, which will star Austin Butler as the iconic singer, has scored a prime awards-bait release date of October 1, 2021.

The “Dune” reboot will also move from November 20, 2020 to December 18, 2020. Warner Bros. also slated an untitled WB Event Film for November 20, 2020 — “Dune’s” previous slot.

In Luhrmann’s movie, he will explore the life and music of Elvis through his complicated relationship with his manager Col. Tom Parker, who will be played by Tom Hanks.

Also Read: Austin Butler to Play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's Untitled Movie

Luhrmann wrote the script with Craig Pearce with whom he also wrote “The Great Gatsby” and “Moulin Rouge!” The script will not be based on any pre-existing material. Luhrmann is producing along with his wife Catherine Martin. They have both have been developing the project since the director wrapped up his last film, 2013’s “The Great Gatsby.
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Warner Bros. Dates Baz Luhrmann ‘Elvis Presley’ Movie, Shifts ‘Dune’ & More

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Warner Bros. on late Friday pushed Denis Villeneuve’s Dune by a month from Nov. 20, 2020 to Dec. 18, 2020. The pic will receive an Imax release. The studio is still going to hold onto that Nov. 20 date for an untitled release. Meanwhile, Baz Luhrmann’s much buzzed about untitled Elvis Presley feature will open on Oct. 1, 2021. Warners already had that date RSVP’ed on the schedule against an untitled Paramount/Hasbro event film. It’s the same weekend where the studio launched A Star Is Born which against Sony’s Venom, was adult counterprogramming racking up a $42.9M opening, $215.2M domestic gross and eight Oscars noms including a win for Lady Gaga’s song “Shallow”.

Deadline broke the news about Luhrmann’s Elvis project and Austin Butler, scoring the starmaking role as the King of Rock n’ Roll in a pic that will covers the legend’s growth from dirt poor singer
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Doctor Who Is Coming to HBO Max in Spring 2020

John Saavedra Aug 1, 2019

HBO Max has nabbed the exclusive rights to stream all seasons of Doctor Who, starting in Spring 2020.

Doctor Who will have a new streaming home in 2020. All 11 seasons of NuWho are coming to WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service, HBO Max in Spring 2020, which will also mark the streaming premiere of season 11. The streaming service has also attained the exclusive rights to stream future seasons of the series after they air on BBC America.

“As any Doctor Who fan knows, the iconic Tardis is ‘bigger on the inside’ – and it’s a good thing because the Tardis is about to welcome a whole new slew of fans coming to the show through this deal with HBO Max,” said Nigel Gaines, Interim President, BBC Studios – Americas. “HBO Max’s ambitious content line-up is the perfect complement to the Doctor Who global franchise, in addition to some of our most
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‘Doctor Who’ to Stream Exclusively on HBO Max

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‘Doctor Who’ to Stream Exclusively on HBO Max
HBO Max is stepping into the world of Time Lords, sonic screwdrivers and the Tardis.

The forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming platform has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to “Doctor Who,” with all 11 seasons of the historic BBC series coming to the service upon launch in spring 2020. The news comes as part of a deal with BBC studios which means the streamer will be the home of future “Doctor Who” seasons after they air on BBC America.

Under the deal, HBO Max has also licensed several hundred episodes of multiple other hit BBC shows, namely “The Office,” “Top Gear,” “Luther,” and “The Honorable Woman.” The BBC properties join the ever-growing content library at the streamer which also includes “Friends,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Pretty Little Liars,” and a host of HBO properties like “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City,” “Veep,” and “Game of Thrones.”

“‘Doctor Who’ is one of television’s all-time,
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‘1917’ First Trailer: Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins Go Full ‘Dunkirk’ in WWI Thriller

‘1917’ First Trailer: Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins Go Full ‘Dunkirk’ in WWI Thriller
Sam Mendes is returning to the war genre for the first time since 2005’s “Jarhead” with the upcoming Universal Pictures drama “1917.” The World War I drama marks the filmmaker’s first directorial effort since leaving the James Bond franchise behind. Mendes directed Daniel Craig in the Oscar-winning “Skyfall” and its less well-received sequel “Spectre,” and the first “1917” trailer suggests he’s operating in a similarly epic scope while taking on WWI.

“1917” stars George MacKay and “Game of Thrones” breakout Dean-Charles Chapman as two young British soldiers who are given a mission to cross into enemy territory in order to deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers, including the brother of Chapman’s character. The supporting cast includes U.K. acting heavyweights Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, and Andrew Scott.

“1917” is shot by the legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins. The WWI drama will
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Ben Affleck’s Scrapped Batman Movie Explored Arkham Asylum, Bruce Wayne’s Insanity

Ben Affleck’s Scrapped Batman Movie Explored Arkham Asylum, Bruce Wayne’s Insanity
Batman is returning to the big screen in 2021 with director Matt Reeves and actor Robert Pattinson taking on the iconic superhero role, but that wasn’t always Warner Bros.’ plan for the film franchise. Following the release of Zack Snyder’s “Justice League,” Ben Affleck was set to reprise the Bruce Wayne/Batman role in a standalone film he was tapped to write and direct. Affleck officially parted ways with the project and the character in January, which was followed by confirmation that Reeves was coming on board to retool the next Batman film.

In a new interview on MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, cinematographer Robert Richardson reconfirmed Affleck’s Batman script was finished and not exactly beloved by everyone involved in the film’s development. Richardson was hired by Affleck to film his Batman standalone film after the two worked together on the actor-director’s gangster drama “Live by Night.
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Jason Momoa set for Netflix revenge thriller Sweet Girl

Deadline is reporting that Jason Momoa has signed on to headline the action revenge film Sweet Girl for Netflix, marking the Aquaman star’s second collaboration with the streaming service after the period drama series Frontier.

Sweet Girl is being directed by first-time filmmaker Brian Andrew Mendoza and follows “a devastated husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.”

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Momoa – who has recently wrapped production on Legendary Pictures and Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the classic Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune – is also set to serve as a producer on Sweet Girl alongside Mendoza, Peyton and Jeff Fierson.

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Jason Momoa heads to Netflix for thriller ‘Sweet Girl’

Aquaman’ star, Jason Momoa, is set to star and produce Brian Andrew Mendoza’s Netflix thriller ‘Sweet Girl’.

Momoa will play the role of a husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while also protecting his daughter.

Mendoza, who has previously worked with Momoa on ‘Brazen’ and ‘Frontier’, makes his feature directorial debut on a script by Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner with current revisions by Will Staples.

Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson will also serve as producers.

“I’m excited to partner with Netflix once again,” Momoa said. “I’m putting a dream team together from Brad and Jeff to my best friend, Brian, who has been my partner for over 10 years. It’s a dream come true to collaborate with him and deliver his vision.”

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