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A ‘Bumblebee’ Sequel May Be in Development Following International Box Office Success

Bumblebee may not have earned the buzz it deserved at U.S. box offices, but the Transformers prequel is seeing major success internationally. Thanks to a boost from the Chinese box office, Bumblebee crossed the $400 million mark worldwide, making it a solid success for Paramount. And we know what box office success translates to: a sequel. A Bumblebee sequel is reportedly in the works at Paramount following its international success, which could get even more fuel when it opens in Japan in Marc...
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17 video games are currently being adapted into movies or TV shows — here they all are

While video games have blossomed into a multi-billion dollar industry, most attempts to adapt popular games into movies have failed. In spite of terrible reviews, recent video game-based movies like "Rampage," "Warcraft," and "Assassin's Creed" have seen high international earnings, perhaps thanks to their recognizable brands. At least three video game movies will be released during 2019, and there are more than a dozen currently in production. There's no denying the impact video games have o...
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Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae Will Fall in Love in Rom-Com ‘The Lovebirds’ From ‘The Big Sick’ Director Michael Showalter

There’s nothing insecure about this (big) sick casting. Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are about to sweep each other off their feet in the upcoming romantic-comedy The Lovebirds, which will see Nanjiani reteaming with his The Big Sick director Michael Showalter. Read more about The Lovebirds cast below. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Nanjiani and Rae will star as the leads in The Lovebirds cast, which has been picked up by Paramount. Written by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, and Marti...
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Cool Stuff: ‘Zoolander’ Funko POPs Are Really, Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking

Adding to the ever-growing array of Funko POPs honoring characters from movies of all kinds, the collectible toy company has released a new collection of really, really, really, ridiculously good looking vinyl figures inspired by the movie Zoolander. Unfortunately, Derek Zoolander literally only has one look, but it’s hard to be upset when he still has chiseled abs and stunning features . Check out the Zoolander Funko POPs below. Zoolander Funko POP Collection It’s hard to tell whether Be...
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Paramount Was Hollywood’s ‘Mountain.’ Now It’s a Molehill.

After decades of nearly slapstick mismanagement — spinning off TV and missing the internet — the studio behind “The Godfather” is fighting for its life.
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Chris McQuarrie Returning for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ & ‘8’, Will Film Back-to-Back

Chris McQuarrie, the writer/director of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and last year’s blockbuster hit Mission: Impossible – Fallout, has signed an unprecedented deal for the Mission franchise: he’s coming back to write and direct the next two movies in the long-running series, and he’s shooting them back-to-back. Will star Tom Cruise survive such a production? Missions: Accepted#MissionImpossible — Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) January 14, 2019 The Mission: Impossible movi...
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Paramount Pictures Grapples With John Lasseter Surprise, Slate’s Future

Skydance’s decision to hire John Lasseter to head its animation division has put Paramount Pictures in a bind. The studio was not consulted about the decision to bring Lasseter on board, according to insiders. This omission is remarkable because Skydance has a distribution pact with Paramount and the two companies are pairing on a number […]
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot Could Begin Production this Year

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot could begin production this year In an interview with Variety, producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (A Quiet Place) have confirmed that Paramount Pictures is still moving forward with the new reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and that production could begin by the end of this year. Last June 2018, it was reported that Bad Words writer Andrew Dodge has been tapped to pen the new reboot’s screenplay. Check out the full interview belo...
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New What Men Want Clip and TV Spot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New What Men Want clip and TV spot Paramount Pictures has released a new TV spot along with a clip from the upcoming comedy What Men Want. First, the spot gives us a (slightly) more toned-down look at the film than the red band trailer did, while the special clip shows us the ups and downs of actually being able to read the thoughts of the opposite sex. You can check out both clips in the player below! What Men Want is the latest comedy from director Adam Shankman (Hairsp...
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Film News Roundup: Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America 2’ Draws Craig Brewer to Direct

In  today’s film news roundup, “Coming to America 2” gets a director, Quincy Jones and James Blum get an honor and production begins on the Julia Louis-Dreyfus-Will Ferrell’s comedy-drama “Downhill.” DIRECTOR ATTACHED Paramount Pictures has hired “Hustle & Flow” helmer Craig Brewer to direct its sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America.” […]
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Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to Direct Coming To America Sequel

Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America sequel The upcoming sequel to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy-led comedy Coming to America has found its director in Craig Brewer, known for writing and directing the acclaimed 2005 musical drama Hustle & Flow and modest 2006 success Black Snake Moan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gp...
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‘Coming to America 2’ Finally Moving Forward with Eddie Murphy Starring and Director Craig Brewer

There have been rumblings of a Coming to America sequel since 2017. Eddie Murphy was on board to reprise his role as Prince Akeem, a young man from the fictional nation of Zamunda who abandoned his arranged marriage and found a bride that he truly loved in the most royal place in America: Queens, New York. But we haven’t heard anything on the movie since 2017. That changes today. Hustle & Flow and Footloose remake director Craig Brewer is signing on to direct Coming to America 2. The filmmaker ...
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Taylor Sheridan to Rewrite Script for Without Remorse

Taylor Sheridan to rewrite script for Without Remorse According to Variety, writer-actor Taylor Sheridan has been tapped to rewrite the screenplay for Paramount Pictures‘ film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse. This project will reunite Sheridan with director Stefano Sollima, who he worked with on Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is set to lead the film and a planned sequel, an adaptation of Rainbow Six. PB = PB || {}...
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Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Without Remorse’ Being Rewritten By ‘Sicario’ Screenwriter

Taylor Sheridan, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of movies like Hell or High Water, Sicario, and Sicario: Day of the Soldado, is stepping into the world of Tom Clancy spy thrillers. Sheridan has been hired to rewrite the screenplay for Without Remorse, Paramount’s hopeful franchise-starter that has Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan attached to play the lead role. Read more about it below. Variety first reported the news about Sheridan rewriting this movie…though, strangely, I couldn’t fi...
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Most Popular Movies in 2018

So, which ones do you think were the most popular movies of 2018? In this article, we list IMDb’s top movies of 2018. If you haven’t yet, make sure you go watch them! Most Popular Movies in 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody This is a Queen biopic. It was as thrilling as many Queen fans hoped it would be though some critics were tough on it. Rami Malek gave an excellent performance as Freddie Mercury and the film was produced by 20th Century Fox. Incredibles 2 In this adventure, Mrs. Incredible is the ...
Tags: Movies, Religion, Freddie Mercury, Warner Bros, Deadpool, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Jason Statham, Tom Hardy, Rami Malek, Disney Pixar, Ethan Hunt, Fox Incredibles

Taron Egerton is Elton John in New Rocketman Movie Photos

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Taron Egerton is Elton John in new Rocketman movie photos Paramount Pictures has released new Rocketman photos revealing more of Taron Egerton’s transformation as Elton John for the upcoming film which is described as a fantasy musical and not a biopic. You can check out the new photos now in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptS...
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VOTD: Massive ‘Indiana Jones’ LEGO Diorama Brings ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Opening to Life

Who doesn’t like Indiana Jones? All of the movies featuring Harrison Ford as the archaeologist and adventurer just recently hit Netflix, but if you don’t have time to sit and watch them, maybe this incredible Indiana Jones LEGO creation that took over 300 hours to build will hold you over for the time being. Master builder Caleb Watson built an incredible Raiders of the Lost Ark LEGO diorama that recreates the opening scene where Indiana Jones retrieves the Fertility Idol that is kept safe by a...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Indiana, Netflix, Lego, Watson, Harrison Ford, Paramount Pictures, Indiana-Jones, Cool Stuff, Action/Adventure, Video Of The Day, Creations, Brothers Brick, Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark, Caleb Watson

‘Bumblebee’ Made Some Big Changes to Distance Itself from Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers’ Movies

The Transformers spin-off Bumblebee hit theaters just before Christmas. While the film certainly didn’t bomb at the box office, debuting in the #3 spot, it’s having some trouble matching up to the success that Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns have had on the charts. That’s a real shame, especially since this is easily the best film in the Transformers franchise, and a big part of that achievement comes from taking a step back from the Michael Bay movies. Some new Bumblebee details reveal that t...
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‘Bumblebee’ Once Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the third week in a row with “Bumblebee.” Ads placed for the sci-fi/action film had an estimated media value of $7.84 million through Sunday for 1,299 national […]
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‘Bumblebee’ vs. Michael Bay: How the New ‘Transformers’ Movie Reinvents the Franchise for the Better

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: they finally made a Transformers movie that doesn’t suck.) Bumblebee is good. There is now a Transformers movie that doesn’t suck. That would have seemed shocking a couple of years ago, when the five-film series boasted not a single legitimately decent entry, but did have multiple compelling candidates for Worst Blockbuster Ever. But Paramount made some gr...
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Which Transformers Character Wasn’t Allowed to Appear in ‘Bumblebee’?

There’s a large array of Transformers available for use on the big screen, especially after years of toy manufacturing, video games, comics and more. But there was one single character that was explicitly forbidden from appearing in Bumblebee. Sorry for being intentionally mysterious, but saying this character isn’t in Bumblebee might be considered a spoiler for some sensitive fans out there. So if you want to find out, keep reading. With Bumblebee going into the past for a new story starring...
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Live Action Sonic Movie’s Muscular Legs Memed

The live-action 3D CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie has stirred up a lot of negative fan reaction ever since Sonic’s official design was exposed to the masses. Paramount Pictures decided to save face by responding to the criticism by embracing the Sonic fandom’s tendency to make fun of itself. Sonic enthusiasts were quick to point […]
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‘Bumblebee’ Screenwriter Christina Hodson on Making a Timeless ‘Transformers’ Movie [Interview]

The Transformers spin-off Bumblebee is very different from the five Michael Bay films. Notably, there are fewer Transformers – it’s mainly Bumblebee and the two Decepticons who chase him to Earth in 1987. The heroic Optimus Prime only has a cameo. Bumblebee also spends most of its time in the small Northern California town of Brighton Falls, where Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) buys a fixer upper automobile, only to discover it’s actually a transforming robot. Charlie has lost her father and has...
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Bumblebee Fights Against Blitzwing in New Action Clip

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Bumblebee fights against Blitzwing in new action clip Ahead of Bumblebee‘s upcoming theatrical release this Friday, Paramount Pictures has released a brand new clip for their forthcoming Transformers spin-off. The video is an action fight scene between our titular Autobot against Decepticon Blitzwing who takes on the transformation of a fighter jet. Check out the video below! RELATED: CS Video: John Cena Talks Playing the Bad Guy in Bumblebee Directed by Travis Knight (...
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‘Bumblebee’ Producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura on How the New Film Honors Generation 1 Transformers [Interview]

Since leaving Warner Brothers as President of Worldwide Production, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventure has launched several franchises. The longest running has been the Transformers movies, but he’s also been responsible for G.I. Joe, Red and the upcoming Die Hard prequel, McClane. Bumblebee is the sixth film in the Transformers series, but it’s the first not directed by Michael Bay and it’s a spinoff that takes place in 1987. When Bumblebee first comes to Earth after the Cybertron wars, he mee...
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Children’s entertainment company Moonbug locks in $145 mln

London-based Moonbug, an entertainment company that develops content for children, has secured $145 million in Series A funding. The Raine Group led the round with participation from other investors that included Felix Capital and Fertitta Capital. PRESS RELEASE LONDON – December 17, 2018 – Moonbug, a global entertainment company that develops and distributes safe and fun content for children, today announced it has raised $145 million Series A equity financing led by TMT-focused merchant bank, ...
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Moonbug nabs $145M to buy up kids’ digital media brands

Moonbug, a kid-focused media business founded by a pair of entertainment executives, has brought in a $145 million Series A investment led by The Raine Group, a merchant bank that supports technology, media and telecom efforts. Venture capital firms Felix Capital and Fertitta Capital also participated in the financing. Moonbug, headquartered in London, acquires and distributes media content made for kids. Recently, the company completed its first IP acquisition of Little Baby Bum, a children’...
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‘Bumblebee’ Trailer: Everyone’s Favorite Autobot Gets an Origin Story

The Transformers franchise gets a new lease on life with Bumblebee, an adventure that looks to inject some humanity into the bombastic series. The prequel takes Bumblebee back to the 1980s, where the Autobot teams up with Hailee Steinfeld to help save the world. Yet another Bumblebee trailer has just rolled up online, and you can watch it below. Bumblebee Trailer The Transformers franchise quickly descended into maximum chaos, with Michael Bay’s unique brand of Bayhem turning the popula...
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Fox Germany Veteran Vincent De La Tour Heading to Paramount Pictures

20th Century Fox veteran Vincent de la Tour is joining Paramount Pictures in a role covering Austria, Germany and Switzerland. He will be executive vice president for theatrical and home media for those territories, overseeing the local teams and reporting to Cameron Saunders, Paramount’s EVP of international theatrical distribution, and Bob Buchi, president of worldwide […]
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‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Casts Benicio del Toro as the Villain, Swiper the Fox

Benicio del Toro will be swiping more than hearts with his new role in the Dora the Explorer movie. The Sicario: Day of the Soldado actor is joining the Dora the Explorer cast as the villain Swiper the Fox, a fox famous for, well, swiping things. Deadline reports that Del Toro will provide the voice for the villainous fox who always tries to undermine the titular young explorer. Because sure, this movie couldn’t get any weirder. The movie adaptation of the children’s show, set to star Del To...
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