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Lucasfilm Lost Children Of Blood And Bone When It Let The Rights Lapse

For most moviegoers, Lucasfilm is synonymous with "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones," but over the years, the studio has also branched out and produced other projects not related to those two giant IPs. One such project that it had in development was an adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi's YA fantasy novel, "Children of Blood and Bone," but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm let the movie rights lapse and that is what enabled Paramount to pick them up.What makes this news interesting is that "C...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Netflix, Amy Adams, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, 21st Century Fox, Paramount, Kathleen Kennedy, Adeyemi, Rick Famuyiwa, Zelie, Zélie Adebola


Billy Eichner's LGBTQ+ Rom-Com Bros Has Moved Release Dates

When Paramount announced that its 600lb gorilla (which we call "Mission: Impossible 7") moved to 2023 earlier this week, it seemed to cause a bit of a reshuffle. That tends to happen when a franchise film moves off its date, because so much of the thought process that goes into a movie studio's release schedule involves avoiding getting dwarfed by one of the giants. So, if a "Star Wars" or Marvel or DC or "Avatar" film shifts its release date, you'll always see the rest of the studios scrambling...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Billy Eichner, Judd Apatow, Paramount, Bros, Billy, Nicholas Stoller, Apatow, Sarah Marshall, Ethan Hunt, Eichner Luke Macfarlane Harvey Fierstein Jim Rash, Amanda Bearse Marcy


Paramount Reportedly Shifts Release Dates For A Quiet Place, Transformers, And More

Sigh. It's fine. Everything is fine. As I stop myself from using the dog in the fire drinking coffee meme, let me explain what I'm talking about. IndieWire is reporting that Paramount has moved some theatrical releases. One of those is "A Quiet Place 3," and that's not the only big name making a move. "Mission: Impossible 7" is moving for the fifth time as well as a slew of others. It's also going to shift "Mission: Impossible 8" to a later date. The franchise's move has been confirmed by the si...
Tags: Movies, News, New York City, Paramount, John Krasinski, Michelle Yeoh, Indiewire, Jesse Williams, Jeff Nichols, Steven Caple Jr, Lee Abbott, Owen Wilson Michael Peña, Michael Sarnoski Krasinski


Skydance Media Ditches Paramount, Sets New Deal With Apple

Skydance Media, the studio behind the "Mission: Impossible" and "Terminator" franchises, has signed a new deal with Apple, and that means big things for the future of streaming on the movie side. It also means that Paramount Pictures, who had been Skydance's biggest partner for roughly a decade, are going to be left out in the cold to some degree. Basically, it is shifting a producer of giant, crowd-pleasing blockbusters out of the hands a traditional movie studio (woefully short on its own big ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Movies, News, Michael Bay, Apple TV, Netflix, Ryan Reynolds, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Martin Scorsese, Skydance, David Ellison, Paramount Skydance, Skydance Media Ditches Paramount


Mission: Impossible 7 And 8 Release Dates Have Been Delayed Again

I hope you hadn't started your "Mission: Impossible" marathons in anticipation of watching the next two movies in the long-running, death-defying, and wildly entertaining franchise. This isn't likely to come as a surprise to anyone who's been following along with the many production pauses and release date shuffles that have plagued the next two entries of the Tom Cruise-starring action vehicles, but today we've received word that -- once again -- "Mission: Impossible 7" and "Mission: Impossible...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Simon Pegg, Skydance, Christopher McQuarrie, Henry Czerny


Picard Season 2 Trailer: It's Time To Engage And Make It So, Again

We're getting close to the premiere of "Star Trek: Picard" season 2, and today the new trailer, which debuted during the "Star Trek: Picard" panel at Star Trek Day 2021, is out for the rest of us. The new season will hit Paramount+ on March 3, 2022, and from what we're seeing, it's going to be a big one!The trailer release is just the latest in a flurry of "Star Trek" renewal and premiere date news, with Paramount+ going hard into the "Star Trek" universe. Just a few days ago, we learned that "S...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Earth, Trailers, Paramount, Chris, Picard, John de Lancie, Guinan, Guinan Whoopi Goldberg, Picard Patrick Stewart, Chris Santiago Cabrera


Comedian Louie Anderson Has Died At 68

In deeply saddening news, actor and acclaimed comedy legend Louie Anderson has died at the age of 68. Initial reports of Anderson's hospitalization due to treatment of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, which is a particularly aggressive and the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer, came from fellow comedian, actor, and filmmaker Pauly Shore. A longtime friend of Anderson, Shore tweeted the day before that he had been visiting his Las Vegas hospital to say his goodbyes, alongside the late...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, America, Michael McKean, Las Vegas, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Paramount, Vegas, Anderson, Bob Saget, Eddie Murphy, Louie, Murphy, Louie Anderson, Joey


Joshua Jackson To Star Opposite Lizzy Caplan In Fatal Attraction TV Series

Joshua Jackson has signed on as the male lead of "Fatal Attraction," according to THR. The Paramount+ series will reimagine the classic 1980s psychosexual thriller, and with Jackson's previously confirmed co-star Lizzy Caplan ("Castle Rock," "Masters of Sex") along for the ride, it's time for a new spin on this steamy, drama-filled saga. Just like the film, "Fatal Attraction" centers on Alex (Caplan) and Dan (Jackson) as they weather the consequences of a casual fling. Following their brief affa...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Reese Witherspoon, Jackson, Glenn Close, Hulu, Alex, Paramount, Michael Douglas, Dan, Joshua, Caplan, Creek, Peacock, Dawson


Everything We Know About The A Quiet Place Spin-Off So Far

The John Krasinski-directed "A Quiet Place" was one of the rare original mid-budget films to hit it big at the box office in the past five years. It was also a captivating director-driven genre movie in which Krasinski used its setting — a world where the planet has been overrun by blind alien creatures that are extremely sensitive to sound — as a springboard for telling a personal story about parents and their relationship with their children. "A Quiet Place Part II," which Krasinski also helme...
Tags: Movies, Paramount, Nicolas Cage, John Krasinski, Abbott, Krasinski, Jeff Nichols, Abbotts, Quiet Place, Michael Sarnoski, Sarnoski, Lee Krasinski, Paramount Nichols


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Production Delayed Again Due To Positive Covid Tests

Working during the pandemic has obviously been hard for everyone, and the movie and TV industry is no exception. After shutting down for several months, the top Hollywood studios and guilds agreed on a set of safety protocols for production in September 2020, not long after "Jurassic World Dominion" became one of the first major films to resume shooting (and helping to provide a model for others to follow). Those protocols have been tweaked and extended many times since then, with the latest ite...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, News, Disney, Atlanta, Georgia, States, Ryan Coogler, Marvel Studios, Paramount, Chadwick Boseman, Wright, Lupita Nyong, Coogler, Challa


This Isn't A Holosuite Program, Star Trek: Discovery, Lower Decks, And Strange New Worlds Just Got Renewed At Paramount+

"Star Trek" fans have a whole lot to celebrate today. Paramount+ has announced a bunch of "Star Trek" renewals, and a handful of premiere dates for the U.S. on the streamer. You can just feel your hand lifting to do the Vulcan salute, can't you?First up we have "Star Trek: Discovery." The series is currently airing its fourth season, which will return to Paramount+ on February 10, 2022, and conclude on March 17, 2022. We'll be getting a 10-episode fifth season, as well. "Star Trek: Discovery" st...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Earth, Star Trek, Spock, Cbs, Rebecca Romijn, Paramount, Yellowstone, Kate Mulgrew, Cerritos, Picard, Starfleet, Alex Kurtzman, Mulgrew


'Scream' tops the box office, becoming the latest horror movie hit

"Scream" (2022)Paramount "Scream" earned $34 million domestically over the four-day holiday weekend. It topped "Spider-Man: No Way Home" at the US box office. It follows other recent horror hits, including "A Quiet Place Part II" and "Halloween Kills." Paramount's "Scream," the fifth movie in the horror franchise, kept the box-office streak alive for horror movies over the weekend.The movie earned $30 million in the US over the three-day weekend and $34 million over the four-day holiday. ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Atlantic, Box Office, Horror Movies, Paramount, David Sims, Shawn Robbins, Box Office Pro, Travis Clark, Paramount Scream


Microsoft Just Bought Activision Blizzard, The Gaming Equivalent Of Disney Buying Fox

Today brings a bombshell announcement to the media world, as Microsoft, the parent company of Xbox, has announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard, the gaming company behind massive franchises such as "World of Warcraft" and "Call of Duty." Per Microsoft's announcement, this is set to be the largest acquisition in the company's history, valued at $68.7 billion. This makes the previous purchase they made of Bethesda ("Fallout") for $7.5 billion look like chump change. But this will reposition...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, Microsoft, Halo, Disney, Bloomberg, Fox, Xbox, Espn, Paramount, Cool Stuff, Activision Blizzard, Spencer


The Man Who Fell To Earth Teaser: Chiwetel Ejiofor Is Here To Change The Future

After moving from Hulu to CBS All Access (before that service was rebranded as Paramount+) and then to Showtime, the TV series version of "The Man Who Fell to Earth" is finally ready to invade homes this year. The show is loosely based on the 1963 sci-fi novel of the same name by "The Queen's Gambit" author Walter Tevis, which itself was famously turned into a film starring David Bowie in 1976. But where Bowie played Thomas Jerome Newton, a human-like alien who crash-landed on Earth in search of...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Earth, David Bowie, Showtime, Trailers, Cbs, Hulu, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paramount, Newton, Naomie Harris, Rob Delaney, Bowie, Thomas Jerome Newton


South Park Season 25 Release Date Set At Comedy Central

Another year, another season of "South Park." The Comedy Central series will celebrate its silver anniversary this August, which means that it's been going for almost a full quarter-century now. At this point, the only things guaranteed to survive the nuclear apocalypse are cockroaches and long-running animated sitcoms like "The Simpsons" and "South Park."What makes season 25 of "South Park" special is that it is a true season, as opposed to just a couple of standalone specials, which is what se...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, South Park, Paramount, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Parker, Tanya Giles, South Park Studios, MTV Entertainment Studios, Chris McCarthy Nina Diaz Keyes Hill Edgar, Disney Or Pixar, South Park What


How Netflix, Disney+, and other streaming services are changing the global TV industry

"Squid Game."Netflix Netflix has showcased the power of global TV with hits like "Money Heist" and "Squid Game," and other entertainment companies have been following its lead in expanding their streaming services internationally.Disney's platforms including Disney+, Hulu, and Star are now in six continents. WarnerMedia's HBO Max has landed in Latin America and Europe, with Asia next on the horizon. And NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, and Discovery are bringing their services in more parts of...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Europe, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, India, Disney, US, Trends, Star, Netflix, Middle East, Streaming, Roku, Warner Bros


1883: Eric Nelsen On The Episode That Will Change Everything [Interview]

Episode 5 of the Paramount+ show "1883" is a gut punch. I'm not sure I'm going to recover any time soon, and if you're a fan, I bet you're with me on that. If you haven't watched the episode yet, go do it right now. There are absolutely humongous SPOILERS coming up for a major turning point in the series. I cannot be more clear. Turn back now! Do not cross that river unprepared! Go unpack your wagon and leave the heavy stuff behind. Eric Nelsen plays Ennis, a cowboy who's been hired to help a gr...
Tags: Elsa, Television, Movies, News, Taylor, Paramount, James, Fort Worth Texas, Eric, Margaret, Sheridan, Ennis, Nelsen, Exclusives, Eric Nelsen, James Tim McGraw


Francis Ford Coppola Used A Mafia Move To Escape Getting Fired From The Godfather

Late last year, we delved into a bit of Hollywood history and examined how director Francis Ford Coppola was nearly fired during the production of "The Godfather." The arrival of 2022 brings the 50th anniversary of "The Godfather" and a theatrical rerelease and 4K restoration of "cinema's most beloved masterpiece," as Paramount's new trailer calls it. Coppola is doing press to promote it, and he has again shared the story of watching the Oscars in 1971 with friend and fellow filmmaker Martin Sco...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Marlon Brando, Paramount, Ernest Borgnine, Francis Ford Coppola, Patton, Vito Corleone, Brando, Marlon, Coppola, Michael Corleone Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese Scorsese, Vito Coppola


These Are The 7 Best Kills From Scream

The day we thought might never come has arrived: the fifth "Scream" movie is finally here. The first entry in the franchise in a decade is also the first without the involvement of the franchises' late director, Wes Craven. If you're waiting to see "Scream" number five at home, the movie should follow Paramount's Covid-era protocol for home release, with a streaming premiere 45 days after its theatrical release. If that is the case, this may not be the article for you, as we are about to get dee...
Tags: Movies, Wes, Chad, Ghostface, Sam, Madison, Paramount, Amber, Judy, Scream, Gale, Richie, James Vanderbilt, Mindy, Vince, Matthew Lillard


Why Bam Margera Barely Appears In Jackass Forever

"Jackass" is a franchise that has tested the limits the human mind and body with a litany of crazy, gross, weird, and all-out insane stunts that the whole crew took part in. But sometimes, the lifestyle of cast members would go a little overboard and into some darker territory. Such was the case for Bam Margera, who was long a fixture on the show and movie series, and is curiously absent from "Jackass Forever."The fourth main installment in the "Jackass" movie franchise restarted filming in the ...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Paramount, Spike Jonze, Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, Steve O, Jackass, Bam Margera, Johnny Knoxville, Margera, Ryan Dunn Margera, Knoxville Steve O Wee Man


You don't need to see 'Yellowstone' to enjoy its prequel series '1883' — but you'll need 2 different streaming services to watch both

Sam Elliot in "1883."Paramount+ Paramount Network's hit series "Yellowstone" is only streaming on Peacock. I subscribe to Paramount+, so I watched the prequel series "1883" instead. One doesn't need to have seen "Yellowstone" in order to enjoy "1883." I took quite a few notes while watching "1883," Paramount+'s prequel series to Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" — the biggest show on cable TV.The most enthusiastic note I jotted down was, "Tom Hanks?!?" The two-time Oscar winne...
Tags: Elsa, TV, Texas, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Star Trek, Tom Hanks, New York Times, Showtime, Streaming, Union, Times, Tim McGraw, Paramount, Nickelodeon


An Early Twilight Script Had Bella Escaping The FBI On A Jet Ski

When we hear the title "Twilight," our minds immediately drift into the happy-place world of blue hues, pacific northwest landscapes, slurpy cups full of blood, shirtless sparkly torsos, and... Ahem. Okay, maybe that's just me. But that's neither here nor there. The important takeaway is that in the many years of its cinematic existence, the "Twilight" saga has seared a certain impression into our brains. The supernatural love story is all about existential yearning, Romeo and Juliet allusions, ...
Tags: Movies, News, Fbi, Mtv, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Edward, Lord, Paramount, Romeo, Bella, Charlie, Juliet, Catherine Hardwicke, Melissa Rosenberg, Hardwicke


What Happens To DC's Arrowverse If The CW Gets Sold?

Fans of the Arrowverse who don't keep up with business news may not be aware that the DC shows they love could be in for a big shake-up in the not-too-distant future. The CW, the network behind the hugely popular suite of shows based on characters from the pages of DC Comics, is apparently up for sale, with both WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS looking to get out of owning a TV network. So, what does that mean for the future of the Arrowverse?  The CW's Possible Sale As we recently reported, The CW has...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Disney, Dc Comics, Netflix, Cbs, Dc, Warner Bros, Cw, Paramount, Michael, Nexstar, Walker, J J Abrams, WB


The Godfather 50th Anniversary Trailer: Francis Ford Coppola's Masterpiece Gets A Limited Theatrical Release

Hey, have you heard about this young up-and-comer Francis Ford Coppola? I think this kid has what it takes! But seriously, folks! "The Godfather," one of several films that could be declared as Coppola's masterpiece, is turning 50 this year. To celebrate, Paramount is re-releasing the film in select theaters. They're also releasing a brand-new 4K box set that features the entire "Godfather" trilogy, including the recently released "Godfather: Part III" re-cut "The Godfather Coda: The Death of Mi...
Tags: Movies, News, Mario, Amc Theatres, Staten Island, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Norton, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Robert Harris, Dolby Cinema, Coppola, Michael Corleone, Francis Ford, Corleones


Children Of Blood And Bone Adaptation Coming From Paramount

A new YA franchise is making its way through Hollywood: Paramount Pictures just landed the rights to Tomi Adeyemi's epic fantasy series, "Children of Blood and Bone." Inspired by Nigerian culture, the series follows a heroine on a perilous journey to restore magic to her kingdom. The best-selling trilogy will be adapted and executive produced by the author herself, and Paramount is reportedly fast-tracking the project with producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, both known for work on the "Twili...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Harry Potter, Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures, Indiana Jones, Paramount, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Adeyemi, Rick Famuyiwa, Zelie


Superhero Bits: Gamora In Guardians 3, Ben Affleck Daredevil Rumors & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:"Eternals" arrives on Disney+More of Ben Affleck as Daredevil??A glimpse at Gamora in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."The Ninja Turtles may be coming to "Fortnite."All that ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Instagram, Ben Affleck, Marvel, Batman, Wordle, Marvel Studios, Paramount, Cool Stuff, Elizabeth Olsen, Zoe Saldana, Affleck, Bucky, Nick Baker


'1883' and 'Mayor of Kingstown' show the promise of the 'Yellowstone' brand for Paramount+

Kyle Chandler and Jeremy Renner in "Mayor of Kingstown."Paramount+ "Yellowstone" creator Taylor Sheridan's "1883" and "Mayor of Kingstown" are hits for Paramount+. "Yellowstone," on Paramount Network, is cable TV's biggest show, but it streams on NBCU's Peacock. Sheridan is making more shows for Paramount+, though, through his deal with ViacomCBS. Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" is the biggest show on cable TV, so the Paramount+ streaming service is going all in on its creat...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Streaming, Tim McGraw, Paramount, Jeremy Renner, Yellowstone, Nbcu, Faith Hill, Peacock, Sheridan, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Sheridan


Is There A Scream Credits Scene? A Spoiler-Free Guide

The first must-see horror event of 2022 is nearly upon us, as "Scream," the long-awaited fifth entry in the iconic horror franchise soon hits theaters. While it might be a bit confusing/annoying that the movie isn't simply titled "Scream 5" since it is very much a continuation of the franchise with much of the original cast returning, this remains something a great many lovers of genre cinema have been waiting a long time for. But the question lingers, must those fans also wait through the credi...
Tags: Movies, Paramount, Kevin Williamson, Wes Craven, Spyglass, Guy Busick, Woodsboro, Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli Olpin, David Arquette Dewey Riley, Sonia Ammar James Vanderbilt


Soapdish Is Getting Remade As A TV Series For Paramount+

It's always a surprise to find out more people aren't familiar with the 1991 comedy "Soapdish," a ridiculously soapy laugh-riot with constant zingers running at the speed of something like "Clue." In their continued effort to breathe new life into original properties, Paramount+ has announced a remake of the film as a TV series, with Whoopi Goldberg returning as Rose, head writer for the celebrated soap opera, "The Sun Also Sets."The series comes from Jennie Snyder Urman ("Jane the Virgin," "Hop...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, News, Carrie Fisher, Fox, Cbs, Whoopi Goldberg, Naacp, Paramount, Rose, Gilmore Girls, Goldberg, CBS Studios, Derrick Johnson, Hughley


Scream Final Trailer: Revisit The Rules For Survival

Spooky Season may be long gone by now, but our entrance into the new year brings us closer and closer to the release of the horror legacy sequel with a reliably meta twist, "Scream." If it feels like Paramount has been throwing trailer after trailer at us for quite some time now, well, that's because they have. After months of anticipation, the very first trailer arrived back in October of 2021 and today brings us the "final" footage, bringing back Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott, David Arquette...
Tags: Movies, News, Trailers, Paramount, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Wes Craven, Neve Campbell, Woodsboro, Matt Bettinelli Olpin, Dewey Riley, Gale Riley, Sidney Prescott David Arquette, Tyler Gillett Scream



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