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Apple’s ‘Foundation’ TV Series Loses Co-Showrunner Josh Friedman

Apple’s Foundation TV series has lost one of its showrunners. Co-showrunner Josh Friedman has exited the upcoming series adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s groundbreaking sci-fi novels, leaving co-writer David S. Goyer as the sole showrunner of this ambitious, long-awaited project. The Wrap reports that Friedman has stepped down from the day-to-day responsibility of acting as a Foundation TV series showrunner, but will remain attached as an executive producer. That leaves David S. Goyer, who was c...
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Gallery: CS Plays a Diabolical Escape Room Movie Game

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Gallery: CS Plays a Diabolical Escape Room Movie Game was sent a diabolical Escape Room game concocted for a night of entertainment. Check out the gallery below to see how we unlocked the box’s many secrets! The film is now available on Digital HD, and arrives on Blu-ray/DVD on April 23. Columbia Pictures has targeted April 17, 2020 as a potential release date for an Escape Room sequel. Adam Robitel will return to the director’s chair for Escape Room 2 alon...
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‘The Craft’ Reboot Being Conjured Up by Blumhouse and Director Zoe Lister-Jones

Blumhouse will attempt to summon Manon by producing a reboot of The Craft. The ’90s witch flick has become something of a cult classic, and producers have been mulling a remake for a few years. Now, Zoe Lister-Jones is set to write and direct a The Craft reboot for Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures. But will this new take on The Craft be able to capture the magic of the original? The Craft, a 1996 teen witch film starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True, still holds u...
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The Craft Reboot Lands Zoe Lister-Jones To Write & Direct

The Craft reboot lands Zoe Lister-Jones to write & direct Deadline reports that the upcoming reboot of the cult classic teen horror film The Craft is moving forward at Columbia Pictures and Blumhouse Productions with Band Aid‘s Zoe Lister-Jones attached to write and direct. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var ...
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‘Cruel Intentions’ is Coming Back to Theaters for Its 20th Anniversary

It’s been 20 years since Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) first made a bet with her stepbrother Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) to seduce the sweet and virginal Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon). But in those years, Cruel Intentions has become widely accepted as a teen erotic romance classic. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Cruel Intentions is coming back to theaters for one week only. Read more about the Cruel Intentions theatrical re-release below. Sony Pictures announced that ...
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The Steamiest, Sexiest Movies Of All Time

The sexiest movies aren't necessarily lurking in the adults-only section of HBO — or in the deleted archives of one's browser history. Often, the steamiest films are mainstream. Whether a flick actually features a crazy-hot love scene or a more innocent tryst between a forbidden couple, it's perfectly acceptable to find these movies tantalizing. Let's be real: That was totally the filmmaker's point.As a celebration of the sexiest films to ever grace the big screen, we've rounded up a collectio...
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Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Calls Up ‘Stranger Things’ Star Finn Wolfhard and ‘Fargo’ Star Carrie Coon

It hasn’t been very long since we learned about the new Ghostbusters sequel in the works. The film will go back to the mythology of the original franchise and pick up 30 years after the events of Ghostbusters II. While we don’t know of any returning cast members from the original movies just yet, a couple new stars have already been signed up to join the new Ghsotbusters sequel cast. Variety reports Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has been recruited as one of the young cast members of the ...
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‘Escape Room 2’ Will Bring More Deadly Puzzles to Theaters in Spring 2020

Even though it may have been released in the dumping ground month of January, Escape Room has become a hit film for Sony Pictures (and it wasn’t half-bad either). The film only cost $9 million to produce, and it raked in nearly $119 million at the box office. In Hollywood, that’s grounds for a sequel, and the studio is making moves to release Escape Room 2 in the spring of 2020. And if the end of the first movie is any indicator, we may already have an idea of where it’s going. Deadline has ...
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Escape Room Sequel Begins Development at Sony

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Escape Room sequel begins development at Sony After the surprising box office success of the January thriller Escape Room, which brought in $119 million on a $9 million budget, Columbia Pictures has begun development on a follow up, according to Deadline. Adam Robitel will return to the director’s chair for the Escape Room sequel, along with writer Bragi F. Schut and producer Neal H. Mortiz. Per the report, the studio has targeted April 17, 2020 as a potential release dat...
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Comic book experts encourage more diverse, real-world tales at Long Beach panel

By Kat Schuster, contributing writer If you looked at some of the most well-known superheroes in pop culture, you’d see a few common, stereotypical ingredients: they’re mostly white, male and straight. This is a theme that is rapidly becoming undesirable in the comic book industry, according to Ivan Cohen, director of programming for Long Beach Comic Con and a former editor of both Marvel and DC comics. While such developments as the big-screen “Black Panther” phenomenon prove progress is possib...
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Comic book experts encourage creators to build audience with more diverse, real-world tales at Long Beach event

By Kat Schuster, contributing writer If you looked at some of the most well-known superheroes in pop culture, you’d see a few common, stereotypical ingredients: they’re mostly white, male and straight. This is a theme that is rapidly becoming undesirable in the comic book industry, according to Ivan Cohen, director of programming for Long Beach Comic Con and a former editor of both Marvel and DC comics. While such developments as the big-screen “Black Panther” phenomenon prove progress is possib...
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10 Tips on How to Write a Great Screenplay from Billy Wilder: Pearls of Wisdom from the Director of Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, Double Indemnity & More

Image via Wikimedia Commons There's an old story -- Orson Welles called it "the greatest Hollywood one-liner ever made" -- that when someone attending the 1958 funeral of Harry Cohn, the fearsome president of Columbia Pictures, asked how it was possible that such a huge crowd would show up for Cohn's funeral, Billy Wilder quipped: "Well, give the people what they want." The story is almost certainly apocryphal. The line may have been spoken by someone else, at a different Hollywood mogul's fune...
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A League of Their Own Amazon Series Will Feature a New Team

A League of Their Own Amazon series will feature a new team Amazon’s upcoming series adaptation of A League of Their Own will feature a new cast of characters unrelated to those previously portrayed by Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, and Bill Pullman in Penny Marshall’s 1992 hit film. “I would say..there will be a group of new characters but some nods to the original,” said Amazon TV Co-Head Vernon Sanders (via Deadline). ...
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Disney’s Brittany Grooms Joins Columbia Pictures as Vice President of Casting (EXCLUSIVE)

Brittany Grooms has been named vice president of casting at Columbia Pictures. Grooms joins the team from Walt Disney Pictures, where she spent six years casting live-action features like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.” Prior to joining Disney, Grooms worked in casting for scripted and unscripted television, including reality […]
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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: See Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio in New Photos

A suave Brad Pitt sprawls across a bright yellow golf cart in one of the several images released last week on Vanity Fair from Quentin Tarantino’s latest film project “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Written and directed by Tarantino, backed by Sony’s Columbia Pictures and produced by David Heyman’s Heyday Films, “Once Upon a […]
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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Secures China’s Bona Film as Investor

China’s Bona Film Group has boarded Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” as a co-investor, the company confirmed to Variety Monday. The company did  disclose the value of its investment, or the scale of its stake. Backed by Sony’s Columbia Pictures and produced by David Heyman’s London-based Heyday Films, the film is […]
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Andy Gruenberg, Veteran Film Executive, Dies at 68

Veteran film executive Andy Gruenberg, who most recently oversaw theatrical distribution at Netflix, died suddenly on Friday. He was 68. Gruenberg worked on classic films like “Ghostbusters,” “Karate Kid” and “Silverado” while at Columbia Pictures in the 80s and 90s. He then moved to MGM where he served as exec VP of distribution. There he […]
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The original Ghostbusters franchise is getting a new film in 2020 (ars technica)

Enlarge / Who ya gonna call? Three of the four original Ghostbusters: Bill Murray, the late Harold Ramis, and Dan Ackroyd. (credit: Columbia Pictures) Fire up your proton packs, people, because there's going to be another Ghostbusters movie from Sony Pictures, according to Entertainment Weekly. Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank You For Smoking) will direct the new film, which will be set in the same fictional universe as the 1984 original and its sequel—unlike Paul Feige's 2016 all-female Ghostbuster...
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Netflix’s Oscar Campaign for ‘Roma’ Could Be the Most Expensive in a Decade

Netflix is going for the gold statuette by dropping the equivalent of half a metric ton of gold on its Roma Oscar campaign. The streaming giant is reportedly spending upwards of $20 million on wooing awards body voters for Alfonso Cuaron‘s masterpiece, making it the most expensive campaign in nearly a decade. Not since Columbia Pictures dropped an alleged $25 million on the awards campaign for David Fincher’s The Social Network in 2009 have awards body voters been showered with so many perks...
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The New Ghostbusters Movie Already Has a Teaser, but Don't Expect Much

The world has barely had half a day to digest the news that Jason Reitman is making a new Ghostbusters movie, but there’s already a teaser.Read more...
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Apple needs to get serious about video. Here are 3 Hollywood studios it could buy to boost its new streaming service. (AAPL)

Apple should be in the hunt for a video content company, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said in a new report. The company's future growth is dependent on its services business, and a streaming video offering is expected and needed to drive that business, Ives said. Ives think the company has several potential and notable targets. Dan Ives thinks the time has come for Apple to open up its wallet and buy a piece of Hollywood. Like others on Wall Street, Ives, an analyst who covers the iPhone maker fo...
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’21 Jump Street’ and ‘Men in Black’ Crossover is Dead

Back in 2014, when one of the biggest stories of the year was a huge hack of sensitive information from Sony Pictures, details on a potential crossover between the 21 Jump Street and Men in Black franchises came to light. In the years since, updates have been sparse with the exception of a title reveal calling the movie MiB 23. Unfortunately, the odds weren’t looking too good for the wild idea when Jonah Hill called the possibility of the sequel “kind of impossible,” and it turns out he was pro...
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7 Things We Learned from the ‘Office Space’ Oral History

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the cult favorite comedy Office Space. The movie bombed spectacularly at the box office with just under $11 million made in its entire domestic run. That was barely enough to cover the film’s budget. But against all odds, the movie found a big audience on home video and cable and has since become one of the most quoted and beloved comedies of the ’90s. Since this year is a milestone anniversary for Office Space, writer/director Mike Judge, cast members Ro...
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Scriptnotes, Ep 378: The Worst of the Worst — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 378 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we’re going to dash hopes, ruin friendships, and destroy things we love most. Craig: Oh, thank god. John: As we talk about why bad things need to happen to characters we love. Plus, we’ll be answering...
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James Bond and Oompa Loompas take slot players into different worlds at Southern California casinos

The chimes and clangs of slot machines greet all patrons on a casino floor, but it’s becoming more likely that they’ll hear some familiar pop culture references, too, whether it’s James Bond’s quippy one-liners or a chorus of Oompa Loompas dishing out sweets and bonuses. Pop culture slots are not new to the gaming world, but plenty of movies are getting new life not as Netflix reboots, but as high-tech slot machines with plenty of bells and whistles and video clips featured in the gameplay. The ...
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2019 movie preview: Marvel looms large, but look who else is prepping releases

Before we get into the most obvious thing about the upcoming movies for 2019 – which is, Marvel is going to make a lot of money, again – can we first look forward to some great filmmakers who’ll be doing exactly what they want to do? Like Martin Scorsese, whose Netflix-backed “The Irishman” reunites our greatest living filmmaker with old cronies Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, and tosses Al Pacino into the bargain. It’s a mob epic that spans decades, with a lot of digital de-aging, ...
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Columbia Pictures Announces Escape Room Challenge with $1 Million Prize

Columbia Pictures announces Escape Room challenge with $1 million prize Columbia Pictures has announced a chance for audiences to win $1 million and a trip to Los Angeles to experience a real escape room in connection to the upcoming psychological thriller, Escape Room. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
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Little Women Star Emma Watson Shares Another Look at the Film

Little Women star Emma Watson shares another look at the film Emma Watson has released another look at the upcoming adaptation of Little Women. The actress posted a black and white still on Twitter, with her, co-star Laura Dern and writer/director Greta Gerwig. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var stand...
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If You Love Holiday Movies, Read This

'Tis the season to be jolly. And, what could possibly be jollier than slipping on a comfy onesie, commandeering the couch, and settling in for a movie marathon? Nothing, that's what.With Halloween behind us, it's time to set our sights on the holiday season. That means lots of twinkle lights, hot chocolate, and holiday music. But it also means that there will be tons of holiday movies available to stream on all your favorite apps and sites for the next few months. And what better way to get int...
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The Best Movies For Getting Over Your Ex

Listen. Our goal here is simple: to help you curate the perfect Rolodex of movies that will help you deal if or when things with your loved one fall apart. And, to help us in our quest for catharsis, we’ve consulted the very academic Kübler-Ross model of handling grief, which divides the process into five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (because, above all else, we here at Refinery29 are nothing if not academics, of course).There are many different types of breakup...
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