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Shazam Keeps Hellboy at Bay for Second #1 Weekend

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Shazam keeps Hellboy at bay for second #1 weekend Warner Bros. and New Line’s Shazam! kept the competition at bay for a second #1 weekend at the domestic box office. The latest chapter in the DCEU brought in $25 domestically for a US total of $95 million. Internationally the film brought in $35.9 million for an international total of $163.9 million and a worldwide total of $258.8 million. The film is still sitting below its fellow DCEU movies, but that’s not strictly speak...
Tags: Movies, Tim Burton, US, Justice League, Box Office, Warner Bros, Michael Keaton, Paramount, Shazam, Bay, Anna Todd, Eva Green, ComingSoon, Movie News, Marsai Martin, David Harbour

Cary Joji Fukunaga, Nicole Kassell to Make ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ Series

Cary Joji Fukunaga and “Watchmen” director Nicole Kassell are teaming up to bring “The Last of the Mohicans” to TV, Variety has learned. The prospective series, based on the 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper, hails from Paramount TV, Anonymous Content and Fukanaga’s Parliament of Owls. Fukanaga is currently under an overall deal at Paramount TV. “The […]
Tags: News, Paramount, Anonymous Content, Paramount TV, James Fenimore Cooper, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Nicole Kassell, Fukanaga, Cary Joji Fukunaga Nicole Kassell, Parliament of Owls Fukanaga

Daily Podcast: Is It Okay For Filmmakers To Lie To Press/Fans? Can Avengers: Endgame Overtake Avatar At The Box Office?

On the April 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Donald Glover , Child’s Play, Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye, Grease and Star Wars Episode 9 . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if y...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Rihanna, Paramount, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Chris, Bear Mccreary, Ben, Donald Glover, Ben Pearson, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume

Dave Bautista In Talks to Star in Action-Thriller Killer’s Game

Dave Bautista in talks to star in action-thriller Killer’s Game Collider reports that Guardian of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is currently attached to star in STXfilm’s upcoming action thriller Killer’s Game. The film adaptation has been long in development for over two decades with action star Jason Statham (Hobbs & Shaw) previously in talks for the lead role. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRef...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Josh Brolin, Warner Bros, Wesley Snipes, Marvel Studios, Michael Keaton, Paramount, Vin Diesel, Simon Kinberg, D J Caruso, Alex Proyas, Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Movie News

Amazon Nabs Rights to Casey McQuiston Novel Red White & Royal Blue

Amazon nabs rights to Casey McQuiston novel Red White & Royal Blue Amazon Studios has won the rights to Casey McQuiston’s yet-to-be-published “big-hearted romantic comedy” Red White & Royal Blue, according to Deadline. The studio won the rights to the project after a bidding war against the likes of Village Roadshow, Paramount and Warner Bros. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[]...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Wales, Book, Netflix, Adaptation, Luc Besson, Anna, Alex, Paramount, Henry, Amazon Studios, Greg Berlanti, ComingSoon, Royal Blue

Integrated Specialty buys Paramount General Agency, Paramount Acceptance Corp

Integrated Specialty Coverages said April 11 that it acquired Paramount General Agency and Paramount Acceptance Corp. Financial terms weren’t announced. Paramount is a licensed managing general agent that provides commercial auto liability, cargo, and physical damage coverage as well as premium financing to trucking businesses. ISC backed by Sightway Capital, a Two Sigma company. PRESS RELEASE Integrated Specialty Coverages to Acquire Paramount General Agency and Paramount Acceptance Corporation...
Tags: Texas, Trends, M&a, Financial Services, ISC, Paramount, Matt, MGA, Grossberg, Sightway Capital, Integrated Specialty, Integrated Specialty Coverages, Paramount General Agency, Paramount Acceptance Corp Financial, Paramount Acceptance Corporation, Sightway Capital Harrison NY

CS Interview: Terry Gilliam on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote & More!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Terry Gilliam on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote & More! Screen Media invited to have an exclusive 1:1 with legendary director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Time Bandits) about the film he has been trying to make for 25 years, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which will be released in partnership with Fathom Events to the U.S. on over 700 U.S. cinemas and select Canadian locations for one night on Wednesday, April 10 with exclusive bonus fea...
Tags: Apple, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro, Brazil, Harry, Brussels, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Kubrick

Film News Roundup: Angie Thomas’ ‘On the Come Up’ Moves to Paramount From Fox

In today’s film news roundup, Angie Thomas’ “On the Come Up” gets a new home, Luc Besson’s “Anna” gets a release date and Roy Lee and Jon Berg announce a Vertigo promotion.  PARAMOUNT PURCHASE Paramount has bought the movie rights to Angie Thomas’ bestseller “On the Come Up” from the now-shuttered Fox 2000 division. It’s […]
Tags: News, Fox, Luc Besson, Anna, Paramount, Fox 2000, On the Come up, Roy Lee, Angie Thomas, Jon Berg

‘Hellboy’ Battles ‘Shazam!’ at Weekend Box Office

It’s about to get crowded at multiplexes. That’s because four movies — Lionsgate’s “Hellboy” remake, Universal’s comedy “Little,” Laika’s stop-motion animation “Missing Link” and Aviron’s romantic drama “After” — are all opening nationwide. The quartet of films joins an already packed box office marquee that includes last week’s champ “Shazam!” and Paramount’s horror pic “Pet […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, Box Office, Hellboy, Paramount, Shazam, Little, Weekend Box Office, Missing Link, Aviron

Emma Stone and Ralph Fiennes Join Alexander Payne’s The Menu

Emma Stone and Ralph Fiennes join Alexander Payne’s The Menu Deadline has brought word that Alexander Payne has begun compiling the cast for his next project, The Menu, by signing on Oscar-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone (The Favourite). PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.pus...
Tags: Movies, Oscar, Emma Stone, Nebraska, Grand Budapest Hotel, Ralph Fiennes, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Adam Mckay, Golden Globe, Payne, Fiennes, Alexander Payne, ComingSoon, Movie News, Gary Sanchez Productions

‘Grease’ Prequel ‘Summer Loving’ Gearing Up at Paramount with Writer John August

41 years after the mega-popular musical Grease first cruised into theaters and 37 years after its sequel debuted, a Grease prequel is in development at Paramount Pictures. John August (Big Fish, Go) is writing the screenplay, which will focus on the initial meeting between the slick, leather-jacket-clad “greaser” Danny Zuko (played by John Travolta in the original) and the innocent high school student Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John). The big question, of course, is why does a prequel about th...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, John-August, Musical, Mel Gibson, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, John Travolta, Grease, Sandy, Danny Zuko, Hollywood Reporter, Danny, Henson, Pink Ladies, Prequel

Summer Loving: Grease Prequel In Development with John August

Summer Loving: Grease prequel in development with John August Writer John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is set to write Summer Loving, a Grease prequel feature from Paramount Players, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = google...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Australia, Disney, John August, Paramount, Julianne Hough, John Travolta, Travolta, Danny Zuko, Vanessa Hudgens, Aladdin, Olsson, Olivia Newton John, Newton John, Zuko

European On-Demand Platform Chili Expands Operations (EXCLUSIVE)

European on-demand platform Chili, which is backed by Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox and Sony, is ramping up operations, following up its expansion in the U.K. last June with an official launch in Germany and Austria over the past weekend. The Milan-based company is now active in Italy, Poland, Germany, Austria and the U.K., which it […]
Tags: Milan, News, Germany, Global, Fox, Austria, Sony, Warner Bros, Paramount, Chili, Giorgio Tracchia, Warner Bros Paramount Fox, Italy Poland Germany Austria

Shazam Says the Magic Word, Opens to #1 at the Box Office

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Shazam says the magic word, opens to #1 at the box office Warner Bros. and New Line’s Shazam! opened at the #1 spot at the domestic box office, bringing in $53.45 million, exceeding estimations and gaining an A Cinemascore. Internationally the film brought in $102 million for a worldwide opening of $158.7 million. The film has the lowest domestic opening for a DCEU film, but also a markedly lower budget than the likes of Aquaman and Justice League, meaning that the film wo...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, US, Justice League, Box Office, Warner Bros, Marvel Studios, Michael Keaton, Paramount, WB, Walt Disney Pictures, CinemaScore, ComingSoon, Movie News, Magic Word Opens, Eva Green Filmmaker Jordan Peele

Stephen King's Proposed New Ending For Pet Sematary Is Surprisingly Hopeful

Stephen King is not exactly known for things turning out all right. But the ending he suggested for the new film adaptation for Pet Sematary is actually kind of, dare I say, nice? Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen King, Paramount, Remakes, Pet Sematary

'Shazam!' and 'Pet Sematary' take over box office

Two of Hollywood's most popular genres are duking it out at the box office this weekend with the premiere of Warner Bros' superhero comedy "Shazam!" and Paramount's remake of Stephen King's "Pet Semetary."
Tags: Hollywood, News, Stephen King, Stories, Warner Bros, Paramount

'Shazam!' and 'Pet Sematary': Take over the box office

Two of Hollywood's most popular genres are duking it out at the box office this weekend with the premiere of Warner Bros' superhero comedy "Shazam!" and Paramount's remake of Stephen King's "Pet Semetary."
Tags: Hollywood, News, Stephen King, Stories, Warner Bros, Paramount

'Shazam!' and 'Pet Sematary': Two of Hollywood's most popular genres take over the box office this weekend

Two of Hollywood's most popular genres are duking it out at the box office this weekend with the premiere of Warner Bros' superhero comedy "Shazam!" and Paramount's remake of Stephen King's "Pet Semetary."
Tags: Hollywood, Stephen King, Cnn, Warner Bros, Paramount

Taron Egerton Calls ‘Rocketman’ Sex Scene Controversy ‘Nonsense’

Taron Egerton, who will play Elton John in the forthcoming “Rocketman,” responded to claims that Paramount attempted to cut out a gay sex scene from the biopic. “It’s nonsense,” Egerton told Variety‘s Marc Malkin when asked about the reports. “There is a love scene in the film. It’s been slightly blown out of proportion how extreme […]
Tags: News, Elton John, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Variety, Taron Egerton, Cinemacon, Egerton, Marc Malkin, Rocketman

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Footage Reaction: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton Are Back [CinemaCon 2019]

No fate but the one we saw at CinemaCon 2019. The new Terminator sequel will attempt to inject life back into the longrunning franchise once again with the highly anticipated return of series legends Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. Will that gambit pay off? We’ll have to see based on the first Terminator: Dark Fate footage shown at Paramount’s panel at CinemaCon. /Film’s own Peter Sciretta and Ben Pearson are attending CinemaCon is Las Vegas this year and caught a glimpse at the first...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Mexico City, Cameron, Davis, Arnold-Schwarzenegger, Las Vegas, Deadpool, James Cameron, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Luna, Miller, Mackenzie Davis, Peter

Viacom’s Networks Will Power T-Mobile’s New Mobile TV Service in Content Deal

Viacom and T-Mobile have agreed to a content deal, which will be featured on T-Mobile's new mobile TV service, coming later this year. The two join a number of other media companies and wireless mobile companies that have agreed to partner. Under the agreement, Viacom's brands--including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and Paramount--will be part...
Tags: Advertising, Paramount, Viacom, MTV Nickelodeon Comedy Central BET, Streaming & OTT

T-Mobile Inks Viacom Content Deal for Upcoming Wireless TV Services

Viacom is coming to T-Mobile’s over-the-top wireless TV packages — which promise to let consumers to fully cut the cable cord — under a broad content-distribution agreement. Under the deal announced Wednesday, Viacom’s portfolio of networks including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, and Paramount will become part of T-Mobile’s new mobile video services slated to […]
Tags: News, T Mobile, Paramount, Viacom, MTV Nickelodeon Comedy Central BET

China’s Fosun Boards Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ From Skydance and Paramount

China’s Fosun Pictures has come on board Ang Lee-directed thriller “Gemini Man” as a global partner. The film is backed by Skydance and Paramount Pictures. The film stars Will Smith (“Suicide Squad”) as an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative who seemingly can predict his every move.  The film, […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Will Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount, Fosun, Skydance, Gemini Man, Smith Suicide Squad, Fosun Boards Ang Lee, Fosun Pictures

‘Pet Sematary’ Directors Directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch Explain the Film’s Big Changes and More [Video Interview]

When it came time to bring Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary to the big screen again, directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch had two choices. They could’ve gone for something traditional, and in line with the previous 1989 film. Or they could take an entirely new approach to material most people know so well. They went with the latter – a risky decision that paid off in a big way. In the hands of Widmyer and Kölsch, the new Pet Sematary is both true to the spirit of King’s book, while also bringin...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, Stephen-King, Features, Adaptation, Creed, Paramount, Sxsw, Video Blog, Louis, Ellie, Gage, Jeté, Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch

1989 ‘Pet Sematary’ Director Mary Lambert On Working With Stephen King, Going Dark, ‘Pet Sematary 2’ and More [Interview]

This week, a new take on Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary arrives to terrify a new generation of moviegoers. But this won’t be the first time King’s scariest book made it to the big screen. In 1989, director Mary Lambert helmed an adaptation that still has the power to send chills down your spine. Lambert’s Pet Sematary was recently released on 4K Blu-ray, and the filmmaker spoke with me about the experience of bringing the Stephen King story to life, as well as her thoughts on the upcoming remake. ...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Horror, Stephen-King, Madonna, King, Paramount, Jodie Foster, Louis, Lambert, Ellie, Eurythmics, Mary Lambert, Pet Sematary, Featured Stories Sidebar, Jud Crandall

Final Trailer for Kölsch/Widmyer's Adaptation of King's 'Pet Sematary'

"If you cheat death, there's a price to be paid." Paramount has released a third & final trailer for their new take on Stephen King's Pet Sematary, opening in theaters everywhere this week. This new adaptation sticks close to the story in King's book, about a family that moves to a rural home where they discover a "Pet Sematary" nearby. After the family cat is killed, they bury it in the Pet Sematary and then weird things start to happen, leading to another tragedy. We all know what happens,...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, Stephen King, Creed, King, Paramount, To Watch, Chris Evangelista, Jason Clarke Amy Seimetz

Cillian Murphy in Talks to Join John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel

Irish actor Cillian Murphy is in talks to join John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” sequel along with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe. Krasinski is returning to direct the untitled sequel for Paramount. “A Quiet Place” grossed $340 million at the global box office last year. Since then, the film has won several awards, […]
Tags: News, Paramount, Cillian Murphy, John Krasinski, A Quiet Place, Emily Blunt Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe Krasinski

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Runs from ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’, Will Arrive Two Weeks Later in November

Last fall, Wonder Woman 1984 jumped far away from its original early November release date to the summer of 2020. As soon as that happened, the November 1, 2019 date was claimed by both the new big screen take on Charlie’s Angels and the upcoming sequel Terminator: Dark Fate. Neither property was willing to blink in this scenario…until now. Charlie’s Angels has vacated the first weekend in November in favor of the November 15, 2019. And that will likely be a good thing for the Sony Pictures rel...
Tags: Movies, Angels, Ford, Elizabeth Banks, Sony, Sony Pictures, Patrick Stewart, Paramount, Remakes, Charlie, Lucy Liu, Charlie's Angels, Bosley, Djimon Hounsou, Action/Adventure, TV To Film Adaptation

CinemaCon 2019’s Hottest Debate? Exhibitors vs. Streaming

This year’s CinemaCon could be heavy on drama. Netflix, the streaming giant upending the film business, won’t take the stage at the annual exhibition industry confab in Las Vegas, but it’s going to be the topic du jour. The company’s recent success at the Oscars has caused some blowback. Steven Spielberg, for instance, is trying […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Comcast, Sony, Robert De Niro, Las Vegas, Academy Awards, Roma, Al Pacino, Paramount, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hiddleston, Martin Scorsese

Many power players from HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros. have been ousted or resigned since AT&T bought their parent company

All of Time Warner's top executives have left the company since AT&T bought it last year. They include HBO's Richard Plepler, who unexpectedly resigned last month, and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down last week following a report that alleged he had a sexual relationship with an actress, and promised to help her get roles. After AT&T bought Time Warner last year for a massive $85 billion, taking control of Time Warner's many assets including Warner Bros. and HBO in a deal t...
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