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‘Lupin’ Trailer: The Gentleman Thief Gets His Own Live-Action Netflix Series

In 1905, French writer Maurice Leblanc created a character named Arsène Lupin, who embodies one of my favorite archetypes in all of storytelling: the gentleman thief. Since his creation, the suave, crafty Lupin has appeared in several short stories, books, comics, and movies over the years, and even inspired a grandson character, Lupin III, who was the subject of acclaimed animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s feature directorial debut and, more recently, a new CG animated film called Lupin III T...
Tags: Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Mystery/Suspense, Netflix, Television, Lupin

The ‘Eastern Promises 2’ Script Has Been Rewritten as an Original Film, Will Star Jason Statham

Back in 2007, Viggo Morstensen gave us one of the best performances of his career with the Russian mob thriller Eastern Promises, directed by David Cronenberg. For a long time, a sequel was in development, but it never came together. Focus Features isn’t letting the script go to waste though, because now it’s being turned into a new crime thriller called Small Dark Look that will have Jason Statham in the lead role. Collider has news on Small Dark Look, formerly known as Body Cross in 2018, a...
Tags: London, Movies, Casting, Russia, Thriller, David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Jason-Statham, Lady Macbeth, Martin Zandvliet, Focus Features, Paul Webster, Statham, Steven Knight, Action/Adventure, Vincent Cassel

Gal Gadot to Star in Spy Thriller ‘Heart of Stone,’ a “Female Spin” on 007

Gal Gadot may already have Wonder Woman under her belt, but now she’s going to add another high-profile role to her resume: the “female” James Bond. Well, so to speak. Gadot is set to star in Heart of Stone, an original spy thriller that’s being billed as a “female spin on action franchises like Mission: Impossible and 007.” Deadline reports that Gadot has signed on to star in Heart of Stone, an original international spy thriller from Skydance Media that “endeavors to put a female spin on a...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Bbc, Thriller, James Bond, Bond, Harper, Gal Gadot, Skydance, David Ellison Dana Goldberg, Schroeder, Jessie Buckley, Action/Adventure, Gadot

‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Season 3 Trailer: Yep, This Show is Still On (And They’re Racing in the Desert Now)

Have you ever wondered what a Fast & Furious animated show might look like if things were A) even more wild than the regular insanity of the live-action movies and B) more than half of the mouth movements don’t align with the characters’ dialogue? Today is your lucky day, my friends. Netflix has unveiled the trailer for the third season (!) of Fast and Furious: Spy Racers, a show that follows the adventures of Dominic Toretto’s younger cousin Tony and his renegade band of…well, spy racers. Chec...
Tags: Television, Movies, Netflix, Animation, North Africa, Gary, Tony, Crocodile Dundee, Dominic Toretto, Dom, Kelso, Film to TV, Action/Adventure, TV Trailer, Tony Toretto, Fast and Furious: Spy Racers

Aubrey Plaza Joins the Cast of New Guy Ritchie Movie Starring Jason Statham

I, for one, think Aubrey Plaza should be in every movie, all the time. So I can’t complain about the news that she’s joining the cast of the new, currently untitled, Guy Ritchie movie. The action flick will see Ritchie reunite with Jason Statham, with Statham playing an MI6 agent trying to stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology. There’s no word on what character Plaza is playing, but here’s hoping Ritchie is smart enough to give her a big, substantial part and not just sideline her in...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Aubrey Plaza, Cia, Hulu, Jason-Statham, Jason, Guy-Ritchie, Miramax, Stx Entertainment, Don, Ritchie, Statham, Action/Adventure, Adam Fogelson, Marn Davies

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Will Be the First Title to Stream in 4K on HBO Max

HBO Max has been missing several key features since it launched earlier this year, but chief among them has been the ability to showcase titles in 4K. Thankfully, that’s about to change – just in time for the streaming platform’s highest-profile release yet. Today, director Patty Jenkins revealed on Twitter that her highly anticipated superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 will be the first title on HBO Max that will be available to stream in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. HB...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, US, Sequels, Roku, Warner Brothers, Patty-Jenkins, Comic Book/Superhero, Tech Stuff, Action/Adventure, 4K Technology, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Wonder Woman 1984, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, Chromecast Ultra AT T TV

“Theft” Brings Some Shock and Awe to ‘His Dark Materials’ With the Help of Paddington Bear

His Dark Materials is only getting better with each episode of its second season, with the third episode, “Theft,” finally bringing an end to the sluggish witches vs. Magisterium plot and getting to the real action. And by real action, I mean Will and Lyra sitting down in a movie theater to watch Paddington. No, I don’t really mean that. But that scene is a pivotal example of how His Dark Materials is letting loose its dour, epic fantasy trappings to embrace some of the awe and whimsy that was ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Features, Paddington, Miranda, Will, Boreal, Wilson, Mary, Lee, Haley, Lin Manuel Miranda, Observatory, Kirby, Andrew Scott

‘Willow’ Sequel Series Eyes Actresses For Three Leading Roles

Willow, the Disney+ series set years after the events of the 1988 fantasy movie, is currently negotiating with three actresses to play three primary roles in the upcoming show. Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising), and Erin Kellyman (Solo: A Star Wars Story) are all in talks to play the female leads, and you can read more about their characters below. No official details about the series have been revealed yet, but according to Deadline, this follow-up show ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Fantasy, Disney, Sequels, Davis, Ron Howard, Willow, Val Kilmer, Alex Garland, Jon, Elora, Warwick Davis, Bamber, Ellie Bamber

‘The Adam Project’ First Look: Ryan Reynolds Reteams With Shawn Levy for a Netflix Time Travel Flick

Ryan Reynolds is a busy guy. Between starring in phone commercials and wrapping up filming for the high-octane action movie Red Notice, Reynolds has started shooting a new project with director Shawn Levy, even as their previous collaboration, Free Guy, waits to hit theaters. But time waits for no theatrical release to show whether this Reynolds-Levy partnership will prove fruitful, so Reynolds is diving into the time-travel flick The Adam Project for Netflix. See The Adam Project first look ph...
Tags: Images, Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Levy, Jennifer Garner, Ryan-Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Levi, David Ellison Dana Goldberg, Zoe Saldana, Reynolds, Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, Shawn-Levy, Action/Adventure

‘Godzilla vs Kong’ Likely to Get a Streaming Release, Probably at HBO Max

Following the recent decision by Warner Bros. Pictures to release Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max simultaneously with a theatrical release on Christmas Day, the floodgates are open for more studio blockbusters to take the streaming route. At least that might be the case for some of the big movies that Warner Bros. has waiting in the wings. Word on the streets of Hollywood is that Godzilla vs Kong may be the next major movie to land a streaming deal with HBO Max being the likely recipient. The Ho...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, China, Sci-fi, Netflix, United States, Sequels, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Skull Island, Warner Brothers, Kong, Warner Bros Pictures, WB, Action/Adventure, Netflix/Streaming Video

‘Tenet’ Featurette: How “The Plan” Came Together for Travis Scott to End the Movie with Style

Christopher Nolan‘s complex time inversion blockbuster Tenet is finally leaving theaters and coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD just in time for Christmas. To hype the forthcoming home video release, Warner Bros. Pictures released a featurette that showcases hip-hop artist Travis Scott‘s original song “The Plan” and how it came to be in the movie. It turns out we have Grammy-winning Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson (above right) to thank for that. Tenet Featurette – Travis Scot...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Movies, Sci-fi, Warner Brothers, Video Clips, Travis Scott, Scott, Warner Bros Pictures, Tenet, Action/Adventure, Behind the Scenes Footage, John David Washington, Goransson, Ludwig Goransson, Tenet Featurette Travis Scott

Werner Herzog Says ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’ is One of His Essential Films

Fitzcarraldo. Grizzly Man. Aguirre, the Wrath of God. Little Dieter Needs to Fly. These are what many cinephiles might call the essential Werner Herzog films. For anyone who saw him for the first time as an actor in The Mandalorian, were intrigued by him, learned he was also an acclaimed director, and are looking to dive into his filmography, those entries would be a good place to start. But if you ask the man himself, another film should be included in those ranks: 2009’s Bad Lieutenant: Port ...
Tags: Quotes, Movies, Drama, Thriller, New Orleans, Nicolas-Cage, Cage, Harvey Keitel, Werner-Herzog, Herzog, Nicolas, Abel Ferrara, Action/Adventure, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Fitzcarraldo Grizzly Man Aguirre

‘Wonder Woman 1984′ International Release Dates: Here’s When You Can See Patty Jenkins’ Sequel Outside the U.S.

Last week, WarnerMedia made the surprising and unprecedented decision to release Patty Jenkins‘ highly anticipated superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 into theaters on Christmas Day and also simultaneously release it on HBO Max in the United States. (I say “unprecedented” because this is the first time a mega-budgeted superhero film will be put straight onto a streaming service and subscribers will not be charged extra to watch it.) But when will you get to see the movie if you’re not in the U.S...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, United States, Philippines, Sequels, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Argentina, Exhibition, States, Nicaragua, Bahrain, Warner Brothers, WB, Australia New Zealand

‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’ Sneak Peek: ‘Deadpool 2’ Actor Julian Dennison Plays Belsnickel

Two years ago, 20 million people reportedly watched Kurt Russell don a red suit and beard to play Santa Claus in Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles. Goldie Hawn, who is Russell’s real-life partner, cameoed as Mrs. Claus in that film, and now the couple have reunited for The Christmas Chronicles 2, which has been playing in some theaters in advance of its Netflix release this week. Netflix has released a sneak peek clip which showcases the first two minutes of the new sequel, in which Deadpool 2...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Office, Netflix, Sequels, Santa Claus, Deadpool, Kate, Santa, Jack, Columbus, Dwight Schrute, Claus, Video Clips, Kurt Russell, Cancun

‘His Dark Materials’ Emerges From “The Cave” With an Exciting New Drive

His Dark Materials continues its upward momentum with “The Cave,” an episode that really hones into the science-fantasy elements of the show in reinvigorating new way. The show is more Jules Verne-inspired quest than dour Game of Thrones knock-off now, and it’s exciting to see how this more confident His Dark Materials is beginning to take shape. A Different Oxford His Dark Materials is proving that it cast its two leads right, as Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson show off their sparkling dynami...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Oxford, Charles, Boreal, Ruth Wilson, Botanic Gardens, Wilson, Mary, Roger, Kirby, Jules Verne, MacPhail, Jack Thorne, Lyra

‘The Adam Project’: Time Travel Movie Adds Mark Ruffalo as Ryan Reynolds’ Dad, Catherine Keener as Villain

Ryan Reynolds is about to meet his maker in a new sci-fi adventure time travel movie called The Adam Project. Shawn Levy, the filmmaker behind Real Steel and the Night at the Museum franchise, has hired Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame, Zodiac) to play Reynolds’ character’s father, and Catherine Keener (Get Out, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) as the film’s villain. There are a couple other additions to The Adam Project cast as well. Read on to learn who they are and who they’ll be playing. The Adam P...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Netflix, Levy, Deadpool, Jennifer Garner, Ryan-Reynolds, Mark-Ruffalo, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Zoe Saldana, Vancouver British Columbia, Reynolds, Ruffalo, Catherine-Keener

‘Boss Level’, a Joe Carnahan Time Loop Movie Starring Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson, Heads to Hulu

Boss Level, the latest from Narc and The Grey director Joe Carnahan, has been sitting around waiting for a distributor since 2019. The sci-fi action flick that stars Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson was originally scheduled to arrive in August 2019, but it missed its release date and has been without a home ever since Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, who purchased the film in 2018, dropped it. Now, Boss Level will have a second chance, thanks to Hulu. The streaming service just signed an eight...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, United States, Liam Neeson, Mel-Gibson, Hulu, Palm Springs, Michelle Yeoh, Gibson, Andy Samberg, Carnahan, Pulver, Grillo, Frank Grillo, Action/Adventure

Jessica Chastain’s ‘The 355’ Gets Pushed Back to 2022

The 355 will have to wait another 365 days to hit theaters. Universal’s spy thriller The 355, which stars Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, and Diane Kruger, has been pushed back a year, setting its new release date in January 2022. The 355 is the latest film to vacate the winter release calendar amid surging coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Variety reports that Universal has delayed The 355 release date by a year, pushing back the female-led heist thriller from its initial Janua...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Movies, Amc, Disney, Tom Hanks, Morocco, Paris, Shanghai, Universal, Cia, Penélope Cruz, Cannes, Variety, Mason, Diane Kruger

‘Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure’ is Apparently the Title of the Female ‘Jump Street’ Spin-Off

Word came out today that Marvel Studios is developing an R-rated Deadpool 3, but buried in that original report was a separate piece of news we hadn’t heard before. Sony’s planned female-led Jump Street spin-off reportedly has a title, and it’s appropriate given the franchise’s penchant for humor: Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure. I guess Jump Street: Ribbed For Her Pleasure may have been a step too far. Did you forget that Sony was developing a spin-off of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 21 a...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sony, Bob, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Deadpool, Marvel Studios, Action/Adventure, Wendy Molyneux, Awkwafina, Tiffany Haddish, Lizzie Molyneux Loeglin, Jump Street, Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Vol. 1 Soundtrack Available Now, Vol. 2 Arrives Next Month

Today, Walt Disney Records announced that a digital version of The Mandalorian Season 2 Vol. 1 soundtrack is available for purchase, featuring composer Ludwig Göransson‘s music from episodes 9 through 12 of the acclaimed Star Wars Disney+ series. The second volume of the soundtrack, which will feature music from episodes 13 through 16, is set to be released in December. Take a listen to some of the newly-released tracks below. The Mandalorian Season 2 Vol. 1 Soundtrack During the first seas...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, America, Ryan Coogler, George Lucas, Mando, Tenet, Walt Disney Records, Dan Harmon, Action/Adventure, Soundtracks, Star Wars Disney, Goransson

‘Black Panther 2’ Will Start Filming in July 2021, Adds ‘Narco: Mexico’ Actor to Cast

In the wake of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman‘s surprising and tragic death, we assumed that Marvel Studios and director Ryan Coogler would put the planned Black Panther 2 on the back burner while they grieved and figured out the best way to move forward with the sequel to the billion dollar hit. But apparently they’ve already figured things out – or at least to such a degree that a production start date has already been set. A new report says that Black Panther 2 will begin filming in Jul...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Mexico, Atlanta, Carrie Fisher, Netflix, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios, Leia, Cary Fukunaga, Chadwick Boseman, Skywalker, Huerta, Challa

New ‘Predator’ Movie Coming From ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Director Dan Trachtenberg

Time to polish off your trophy skulls: the Predator is back. A new Predator movie is in the works at 20th Century Studios, with 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg set to direct a script from Patrick Aison. The film’s plot is under wraps, but it apparently won’t have anything to do with The Predator, the 2018 sequel directed by Shane Black. Deadline is reporting that Dan Trachtenberg will direct a new Predator movie, and the thing is, much like the Predator himself, it might have b...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Predator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 20th Century Fox, Central America, Dan Trachtenberg, Danny Glover, Trachtenberg, Action/Adventure, Shane Black, Cloverfield Lane, John Mctiernan, Stephen Hopkins, 20th Century Studios

‘The Last of Us’ Gets a Series Order at HBO; Could This Be the First Great Video Game Adaptation?

It’s official: Joel and Ellie are coming to television. HBO has given a series order to The Last of Us, a television adaptation of Naughty Dog’s wildly popular video game about a smuggler and a young girl who must make their way across a zombie-infested America in the hopes of developing a cure for a virus that has ravaged the globe. The game’s creator and creative director, Neil Druckmann, is spearheading the show along with Craig Mazin, the Emmy Award-winning creator of Chernobyl. HBO has b...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Horror, America, United States, Thriller, Adaptation, Chernobyl, Craig, Video Game, Johan Renck, Strauss, Joel, Neil

‘Monster Hunter’ Will Now Hunt Monsters in Theaters on Christmas Day

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like Milla Jovovich hunting some monsters. Monster Hunter, the latest effects-heavy team-up between Jovovich and husband Paul W.S. Anderson, will now open on Christmas Day. That puts it directly up against Wonder Woman 1984, but Wonder Woman 1984 is also debuting on HBO Max that same day, so Sony might figure this is their chance to corner big theatrical numbers for that day. Of course, all of that hinges on the idea of movie theaters actually being open. Any o...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sony, Warner Bros, Artemis, Hunter, Milla-Jovovich, Paul W. S. Anderson, Action/Adventure, Release Dates, Monster Hunter, Ron Perlman, Jovovich, HBO Max, TI Harris Meagan Good Diego Boneta, Hunter Tony Jaa

‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live-Action Series Officially Makes Gren Nonbinary

In the Cowboy Bebop anime, Grencia Mars Elijah Guo Eckener, nicknamed Gren, was always a character for whom gender was…let’s say, fluid. Basically — in a very anime twist on things — an experimental drug causes Gren to grow breasts. Despite the strangeness of Gren’s origins, the character would become informally recognized as an LGBTQ icon in anime. And the Netflix live-action series is taking it one step further: officially making the live-action Gren a nonbinary character. Netflix revealed...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Park, Netflix, Anime, Mars, ISSP, Remakes, Ana, Mao, Bowie, John Cho, Jeff Pinkner, White Tigers, Ragnarok

Lady Gaga Climbs Aboard ‘Bullet Train’, Adding Even More Star Power to the Assassin Thriller

Lady Gaga, who won an Oscar for Best Original Song with “Shallow” from A Star is Born a couple of years ago, has found her follow-up project. She’s the latest performer to hop on board Sony’s Bullet Train, an assassin thriller that’s set to be directed by David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) with Brad Pitt in the lead role. Collider reports that Lady Gaga (real name: Stefani Germanotta) has officially signed on to appear in Bullet Train, although there are no details about which role she ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Thriller, Bradley Cooper, Adaptation, Sony, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, Ridley Scott, Gucci, Sin City, Michael Shannon, Bullet Train, Gaga, Joey King, Don

Star-Studded Assassin Movie ‘Bullet Train’ Adds Michael Shannon to the Ensemble

Sony’s Bullet Train cast continues to lure in some interesting performers, and it’s just snagged the most fascinating one yet: Michael Shannon, who specializes in playing taciturn cinematic weirdos, is now officially on board. David Leitch (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw) is directing the new action film, which is based on a graphic novel about multiple assassins boarding the same train and conflicts arising at high speed.  Deadline reports that Shannon (Knives Out, Man of Steel, Take ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Atlanta, Adaptation, Sony, Tokyo, Brad Pitt, Deadpool, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Shannon, Bullet Train, Pitt, Shannon, Leitch, Antoine Fuqua, Cinemax

‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Still in the Works, According to Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson, a great actor and not-so-great human being, has decided to remind us that Lethal Weapon 5 is still a very real possibility. The potential sequel to the action franchise has been running hot and cold for a few years now, with word surfacing in 2017 that original director Richard Donner was working with Gibson and co-star Danny Glover to get the film off the ground. By 2018, though, Donner changed his tune and said that the project was probably dead. But in January of this year, produ...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Warner Bros, Mel-Gibson, Mel, Gibson, Danny, Glover, Lin, CBR, Danny Glover, Braveheart, Richard Donner, DONNER, Action/Adventure, Martin Riggs

‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Hot Explorers, Divine Wars in Coming Weeks

His Dark Materials season 2 premiered on HBO this Monday, and as the first episode’s credits rolled, we got a tease of what to expect in the weeks ahead. And per the new His Dark Materials season 2 trailer: lots more action, intrigue, devastating wars, and a former Hot Priest, now Hot Explorer Shaman Man. That’s right, Fleabag star Andrew Scott is making his long-awaited debut as Stanislaus Grumman, AKA John Parry, the explorer from our world who has somehow made his way into Lyra’s. And he’s j...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Fantasy, Oxford, Philip Pullman, Ruth Wilson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Andrew Scott, Lyra, Mrs Coulter, Action/Adventure, TV Trailer, John Parry, Ariyon Bakare, His-Dark-Materials, Lyra Dafne Keen

Zack Snyder Promises “Insane Zombie Mayhem” With ‘Army of the Dead’

Zack Snyder made his feature debut with the surprisingly good Dawn of the Dead remake, and now he’s returning to the world of zombies with Army of the Dead. Starring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Garret Dillahunt, Raul Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, and Matthias Schweighöfer, the upcoming film follows a group of mercenaries trying to rob a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. During a recent interview, Snyder clued fans into what they can expect t...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Netflix, Army, Las Vegas, Will Smith, Snyder, Zack-Snyder, Action/Adventure, Matthias Schweighofer, Army-of-the-Dead, Damon Caro

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