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Cannes: Ruby Rose's 'The Doorman' Adds Global Cast

Cannes: Ruby Rose's 'The Doorman' Adds Global Cast
The action-thriller feature The Doorman, starring Ruby Rose (The Meg, Batwoman) and French actor Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional), has filled out its lead cast with an eclectic collection of stars from around the world, including U.K. actor Rupert Evans, Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie, U.S. actor Julian Feder, Japanese actor Hideaki Ito and Danish actor David Sakurai.

Currently in production, the pic is being helmed by award-winning Japanese director Ryûhei Kitamura, known for The Midnight Meat Train.

The Doorman tells the story of an officer in the Marines who encountered traumatic events while serving her country and returns home looking for ...
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The Rock Wraps One Final Touch on Hobbs & Shaw

The Rock Wraps One Final Touch on Hobbs & Shaw
Dwayne Johnson says Hobbs & Shaw has officially wrapped. The Fast and Furious spin-off went into the post-production process back in February when principal photography wrapped while Johnson went over to go work on Jumanji 3, which just wrapped too. One really has to question whether or not Johnson ever sleeps or we might need to get into some investigative work to see if he has genetically engineered a clone of himself to keep pumping out so many movies in such a short amount of time.

Love him or not, Dwayne Johnson has a remarkable work ethic. Hobbs & Shaw ruffled some feathers when it was officially announced, mostly from Johnson's Fast and Furious family who saw the spin-off as a betrayal. However, things seem like they have finally cooled down as Fast and Furious 9 is currently shooting with an aim for release next summer. Johnson doesn't seem to dwell on the negative
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Terence Blanchard Jazzes Up Bmi Film/TV Awards With Icon Honor

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Terence Blanchard Jazzes Up Bmi Film/TV Awards With Icon Honor
Jazz artist and film composer Terence Blanchard was presented with the Bmi Icon award at Wednesday night’s Film, TV and Visual Media Awards of performing-rights society Broadcast Music Inc. in Beverly Hills.

Blanchard, composer for many of Spike Lee’s films, was honored for his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers,” said Bmi president-ceo Mike O’Neill. “His music makes powerful statements about American tragedies that must not be forgotten, while also encouraging all of us to heal.”

Said Blanchard, “We just want to express ourselves in an artistic way. We have a burning desire to say something that’s in us, and sometimes we don’t even know what it is that we’re trying to say. These projects give us room to do that.

“You are my heroes,” he told the black-tie crowd of film and TV composers. “Everything that I’ve written for the screen,
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Lionsgate swoops on Ruby Rose, Jean Reno thriller 'The Doorman' (exclusive)

Double Dutch International handles international sales in Cannes.

Lionsgate has swooped on Us rights to thriller The Doorman starring Ruby Rose from The Meg and Jean Reno, which is shooting now and remains available for select territories in Cannes.

Double Dutch International CEO Jason Morning handles sales and has reported a raft of deals since he brought the project to market at the Efm in Berlin.

Japanese director Ryûhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train) directs the story of a former Marine officer (Rose) who gets a job as the doorman at a labyrinthine New York apartment.

Her efforts to live out
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Jaws Poster Is Stunningly Recreated with Real-Life Great White Shark

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It's taken 44 years to get here, but someone has finally recreated the iconic poster from Jaws using a real-life great white shark. And the results are absolutely stunning. The image was captured by Euan Rannachan off the west coast of Mexico.

Rannachan is renown for capturing breathtaking images of these giant beasts out in the wild. This 17ft predator is actually named Squirrel, a female caught rocketing to the water's surface, though there is no unsuspecting female prey looming overhead. The cage diver was but a mere few feet away when this image was snapped. About the photo, Euan went onto say this.

"The shark in my image is a female and her name is Squirrel. We'd been with her for a while. We have these people on the boat called shark wranglers and they throw these two-foot chunks of tuna to get the shark close to the surface', said the young photographer.
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Summer Box Office: Five Weekends to Watch

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Summer Box Office: Five Weekends to Watch
Popcorn season is upon us, and it’ll be up to comic-book heroes, a wise-cracking genie, and a lion who would be king to ensure movie theaters are still the hottest place to spend the summer.

Last summer, blockbusters like “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” Ocean’s 8,” and “The Meg” drove moviegoers to their local multiplex in record numbers. This year could be equally impressive. At the very least, Disney will be a force to be reckoned with as the studio unveils highly anticipated titles, including “Avengers: Endgame,” “The Lion King,” and “Toy Story 4.”

As the dog days approach, Variety took a look five weekends that should have the summer box office sizzling.

April 26: “Avengers: Endgame

Summer is getting off to an earlier start with “Avengers: Endgame” debuting at the end of April, and Marvel’s epic superhero mashup couldn’t arrive at a better time.
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The Screenwriters of The Meg Are Developing a Mighty Mouse Movie

I’m sure you all remember that ridiculously entertaining movie The Meg, which featured Jason Statham facing off with a giant shark. Well, the screenwriters behind that movie, Jon and Erich Hoeber have been set to script a film adaptation of Mighty Mouse for Paramount Animation.

The movie is said to be a live action and animated hybrid movie. This film has been in and out of development at the studio for several years. Well, it’s finally gaining some traction!

Mighty Mouse is a vintage cartoon about a crime-fighting super mouse that was a Saturday morning cartoon from the 1950's to the 1980's. I used to watch reruns of this show all the time as a kid. I have a lot of fond memories watching it and I would love for this film adaptation to be good.

I have no idea what to expect, I just want it to
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Mighty Mouse heading to the big screen

Here he comes to save the day!

Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures has enlisted screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber (The Meg) to develop a script for a live-action/animated hybrid feature film based upon the classic cartoon character Mighty Mouse.

Created by 20th Century Fox’s Terrytoons back in 1942 as a parody of Superman, Mighty Mouse appeared in a host of animated shorts over the next two decades before being revived by Filmation in the 1970s, as well as the 1980s series Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures from Ralph Bakshi.

Paramount first attempted to get a Mighty Mouse movie off the ground back in 2004, teaming with Omation Animation Studios and Nickelodeon Movies for a CGI feature, although this ultimately failed to materialise.

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"Mighty Mouse": Here I Come To Save The Day

Screenwriters Jon & Erich Hoeber ("The Meg") will script a big screen "Mighty Mouse" feature film for Paramount Animation, in a 'hybrid' mix of CG and live action:

Created by writer Izzy Klein as a cartoon parody of "Superman" for producer Paul Terry's "Terrytoons", "Mighty Mouse" debuted in the theatrical animated short "The Mouse of Tomorrow" (1942), gaining his 'super-powers' by eating food from a 'super-market', giving him the power of flight, super-strength, invulnerablity, X-ray vision and telekinesis.

'Mighty Mouse' was originally voiced by actor Roy Halee, Sr., followed by Tom Morrison, with the early cartoons portraying him as a ruthless fighter, able to tangle with evil cats.

Mighty Mouse had two rodent girlfriends, including 'Pearl Pureheart' (in the cartoons) and 'Mitzi' (in comic books during the 50's and 60's).

Terrytoons was sold to CBS television in 1955, with the network airing the cartoon shorts on the "Mighty Mouse Playhouse", remaining on the air for twelve years.
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Mighty Mouse Movie Hooks The Meg Writers

Here he comes to save the day! The massively muscled mini superhero Mighty Mouse is set to make an appearance on the big screen. We have just learned that writers Jon and Erich Hoeber, who wrote The Meg, have been chosen to write the screenplay for our mighty hero.

Mighty Mouse was conceived by Isadore "Izzy" Klein. The character was originally a Super Fly adopted by Paul Terry (of Terrytoons) later turned into a Super Mouse. The flying rodent, introduced in 1942, got his name by starting off as a parody of Superman. Just a year later in 1943, 20th Century Fox altered the cartoon again, this time changing from Super Mouse to the still used moniker Mighty Mouse.

Who could forget his iconic theme song/mantra "Here I come to save the day"? Andy Kaufman who gained his notoriety as a stand up comic, used to do a really great bit
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The Meg 2 May Draw Inspiration From One Of Steven Alten’s Other Novels

Even though you can watch movies about killer sharks on SyFy on pretty much any given weekend, they aren’t quite in the same echelon as those produced on a bigger budget such as The Meg – but I’ll concede that pictures like Ghost Shark and Zombie Shark serve as nice guilty pleasures.

Admittedly, I hadn’t gotten the chance to take in the flick starring Jason Statham until fairly recently, but I found myself being entertained by it. As pointed out above, this subgenre of sorts has seen quite the boom in the past few years, but focusing on a prehistoric shark of such great size provides for a simple, yet effective way to bring new scares. Given that, I’ll probably check out the sequel whenever it sees the light of day, which we can really only refer to as The Meg 2 for the time being.

Seeing
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The Meg 2 Is Pulling Ideas from Steven Alten's Other Meg Books?

The Meg 2 Is Pulling Ideas from Steven Alten's Other Meg Books?
The Jason Statham kicks a giant prehistoric shark in the face for two hours motion picture The Meg was one of the more entertaining horror-action movies to hit the screen last year. National Treasure and 3 Ninjas director Jon Turteltaub's big-budget adaptation of author Steve Alten's 1997 blockbuster book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror was a big enough hit with audiences (and kinda critics) that it seems The Meg 2 is set to swim our way sooner rather than later. But more interesting still is the fact that The Meg 2 may be based on one of Alten's other The Meg books.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently said in an interview.

"I think a little bit and I'm going to reserve comment because until I read it, I don't want to send people off in the wrong direction."

Fair enough, Di Bonaventura. But just saying The Meg 2 might
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Rush Hour 4 Announcement Coming Soon as Tucker and Chan Tease Sequel?

Is Rush Hour 4 finally getting ready to happen for real? The studio is remaining quiet on the matter and we haven't heard anything official on their end for some time. That said, we know that the franchise's stars, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, are both very interested in doing it and have been actively trying to get it up and running. Now, thanks to a recent social media post from Tucker, there is some renewed hope. That is, if we allow for a little speculation and reading into things.

Jackie Chan recently celebrated his birthday. The legend of martial arts and the silver screen turned 65 and he has been showing absolutely no signs of slowing down in recent years. He's spry and keeping busy. Chris Tucker shared a photo of the two posed together, a recent one at that, and they both look rather thrilled to be there. At first glance,
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‘Shazam!’ Shoots To Super $53M+ Opening, $56M+ With Previews; ‘Pet Sematary’ Purrs $25M – Sunday Am B.O. Final

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‘Shazam!’ Shoots To Super $53M+ Opening, $56M+ With Previews; ‘Pet Sematary’ Purrs $25M – Sunday Am B.O. Final
Sunday Am Update: New Line/DC’s Shazam! posted a solid hold on Saturday of $19.75M, -4%, putting its opening weekend at $53.45M. Add those Fandango $3.3M paid previews from March 23 and the DC superhero who was originally known as Captain Marvel has a running total of $56.7M. Shazam! flew in ahead of projections which were at $45M-$50M for the DC film. Warners knew it was working as they spotted heat on their social media diagnostics in recent weeks.

It was a bold move to date Shazam! in between Disney/Marvel’s Captain Marvel and upcoming April 26 release Avengers: Endgame, and to make this vintage DC property work, “we needed the movie to be its own best friend in terms of creating interest” Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich told Deadline this morning. That meant screening the movie in advance well in advance to create word of mouth.
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Female-led workshop to deliver insights on stunt work

Jackie Murray.

Who says stunt work in films and television is predominantly a man’s world? Not the folks at Women in Film and TV Nsw, who are keen to blow up that idea by staging a female-led stunts and film workshop in Sydney next month.

The key presenters are stunt performer, first Ad and production manager Jackie Murray, who is a gymnastics and martial arts expert, and action director Maria Tran, who had a stunt attachment on Jackie Chan’s Bleeding Steel.

In addition, producer Yolandi Franken and costume designer Sarah Yates will provide tips on working with stunts from their respective departments and filmmaker Pearl Tan will host a panel discussion.

Covering such topics as managing stunts in filming, stunts and costume, safety and costs, the workshop will be held from 2-6 pm on Saturday April 13 at Harold Park Community Hall, 1 Dalgal Way, Glebe.

The event is designed for actors,
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Video Interview: Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura on Why the Starry Eyes Directors Were the Perfect Fit for Pet Sematary (2019)

Later today, the newest adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is heading to theaters everywhere, but before we take another trip to that ill-fated soured ground, we have another video interview on tap, this time with Pet Sematary (2019)’s producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

During our chat with di Bonaventura, he discussed the challenges of adapting the Pet Sematary novel, his thoughts on why our society is so preoccupied with the idea of defying death and our own mortality, and how this story taps into those ideas. He also discussed how Starry Eyes helped get Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer the directing gig for this film, and why that Kölsch/Widmyer collaboration stood out from the pack of recent horror movies. Di Bonaventura also talked about not wanting to take the safe route with this iteration of Pet Sematary and taking the darkest path possible with the thematic elements to this script.
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CinemaCon: Warner Bros. Leads With DC’s ‘Joker’ and Sequels to ‘It,’ ‘Shaft,’ and More

The first major studio presentation packed the house at CinemaCon, as Warner Bros. showed that its house was, indeed, in order. Toby Emmerich, chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, touted the studio’s 2018 box office records and bid farewell to the executive who brought him over from New Line Cinema, departing (and disgraced) Kevin Tsuijihara, thanking him for building “a more diverse studio behind and in front of cameras.”

And yet Emmerich can also take credit for applying a steady hand at the Warners tiller. The current strategy: “a slate of diverse, original movies appealing to many different audiences all year long,” said Emmerich, “a dynamic mix of genres for diverse audiences.”

The CinemaCon presentation displayed a Warners that is firing on all cylinders, covering a wide swath of audiences and genres. The question is whether the studio, rocked by management shifts and the takeover of At&T, will be able to stay on course.
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CinemaCon: Nato Chief Says He Feels No ‘Pressure’ — But Fumes About Netflix Questions

After an eventful morning at the annual theater convention CinemaCon — which included a surprise award presentation to the retiring MPAA ratings czar Joan Graves, who climbed up a flight of stairs to the stage from the audience and then dramatically fell on her head midway down, resulting in a bruised forehead, stitches, and a brief hospital stay — Nato and MPAA chiefs John Fithian and Charles Rivkin met with the press. And at the end of the meeting, Fithian was fuming that most of the questions were about streaming behemoth Netflix, and not about the record 2018 box office.

Yes, ticket sales and attendance were up among all genders and ethnic groups. And among the year’s top worldwide grossers in the annual CinemaCon sizzle reel were action-heavy comic-book epics “Aquaman,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Venom,” “Black Panther,” “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” “Deadpool 2” and animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” music movies “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,
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CinemaCon: Nato Chief Says He Feels No ‘Pressure’ — But Fumes About Netflix Questions

After an eventful morning at the annual theater convention CinemaCon — which included a surprise award presentation to the retiring MPAA ratings czar Joan Graves, who climbed up a flight of stairs to the stage from the audience and then dramatically fell on her head midway down, resulting in a bruised forehead, stitches, and a brief hospital stay — Nato and MPAA chiefs John Fithian and Charles Rivkin met with the press. And at the end of the meeting, Fithian was fuming that most of the questions were about streaming behemoth Netflix, and not about the record 2018 box office.

Yes, ticket sales and attendance were up among all genders and ethnic groups. And among the year’s top worldwide grossers in the annual CinemaCon sizzle reel were action-heavy comic-book epics “Aquaman,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Venom,” “Black Panther,” “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” “Deadpool 2” and animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” music movies “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,
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Work underway on the script for The Meg 2

Having grossed a whopping $530 million worldwide last year, it came as no surprise to hear that Warner Bros. and Gravity Pictures were planning a sequel to the Jason Statham-headlined prehistoric shark thriller The Meg, and now comes word that work is underway on the script.

“We’re working on a script. So you never know until you get a good script,” said producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura when asked about the sequel during an interview with CinemaBlend. ” was very thankful that the audience got that we were just trying to have fun, [and] not take ourselves seriously at all.”

Author Steve Alten has penned a number of sequels to his 1997 novel featuring the character of Jonas Taylor (played in the movie by Jason Statham), so there’s plenty of source material should the filmmakers decide to draw upon it for the second film.

See Also: The Meg director talks gory, R-rated
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