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Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ to premiere at Cannes

NEW YORK (AP) — The Elton John biopic “Rocketman” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. “Rocketman” will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it’s to be released in the United States. Paramount Pictures on Tuesday confirmed the premiere, which Variety first reported. The film stars Taron Egerton […]
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As Hollywood Embraces Diversity, Jobs for Female Directors Remain Sparse

After years of being called to task for sidelining female filmmakers, studios as a whole continue to rely overwhelmingly on men to lead productions.
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Women and Girls, Stxfilms, Universal Studios Inc

John Rentsch, Former Paramount Publicity Executive, Dies at 67

John Rentsch, who served as director of international marketing and publicity for Paramount Pictures, died March 12 in Palm Springs, Calif. of complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 67. Born in Horsham, Australia, Rentsch started his career as a journalist, covering local government for the Australian newspaper. He moved to New York, where he started […]
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Taron Egerton’s Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ to Premiere at Cannes

Elton John biopic “Rocketman” has been set for a May 16 world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Taron Egerton stars as John with Paramount Pictures distributing worldwide. It’s directed by Dexter Fletcher, who previously took the reins on Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” after director Bryan Singer was fired. The film, written by Lee […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Bryan Singer, John, Cannes film festival, Paramount Pictures, Cannes, Lee, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman, Elton John Biopic

‘Mighty Mouse’ Live-Action/Animated Hybrid Movie in the Works from ‘The Meg’ Co-Writers

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…mouse? With the movie industry saturated with superheroes, you’d be forgiven for rolling your eyes at the prospect of a new one hitting the scene. But what if that new hero was in fact one of the oldest superheroes in American pop culture history? And he’s a mouse? Mighty Mouse is the next superhero to soar to the big screen, with Paramount Animations developing a live-action/animated hybrid feature film based on the Terrytoons character first created in 1942. ...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Adaptation, Paramount Pictures, Jason Statham, Ralph Bakshi, Meg, Jon, Klein, Izzy, Dave Bautista, Screenwriting, Comic Book/Superhero, Isadore, Erich Hoeber, Mighty Mouse

Unearthing the Stephen King References in Pet Sematary

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Unearthing the Stephen King references in Pet Sematary The latest adaptation of the Stephen King classic novel, Pet Sematary, has just scared up an impressive $44 million worldwide in its opening weekend, finishing second behind DC’s acclaimed new installment Shazam!, while earning generally mixed reviews from critics and audiences who were polarized by changes to the source material while also noting it as a better adaptation than the 1989 iteration. Very much like its su...
Tags: Movies, Boston, Stephen King, Maine, Dc, Paramount Pictures, Louis, George R R Martin, Lorenzo, Mary Lambert, Steven Schneider, Dennis Widmyer, Jeff Buhler, Mark Vahradian, Kevin Kolsch Starry Eyes, Louis Creed Jason Clarke

‘Coming to America’ Sequel Recruits Oscar-Winning ‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

Coming to America is making a fashionable comeback. The endlessly quotable, deeply hilarious 1988 comedy classic starring Eddie Murphy was the essential clash of cultures story, following a crown prince of a fictional wealthy African nation who decides to find romance in America. So it’s appropriate that for the Coming 2 America costumes, the sequel is looking to the costume designer of yet another fictional wealthy African nation. Ruth E. Carter has been tapped to design the costumes for the C...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Instagram, America, Sequels, Paramount Pictures, Eddie Murphy, Black Panther, Carter, Murphy, Wakanda, Black America, Arsenio Hall, Coming to America, Coming to America 2, Ruth E. Carter

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...
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‘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

Exclusive: Mary Lambert’s 9 Favorite Pet Sematary 1989 Memories

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive: Mary Lambert’s 9 Favorite Pet Sematary 1989 Memories With Paramount Pictures’ remake of Stephen King’s bestseller Pet Sematary opening to $24.5 million this past weekend, got a chance to talk to director Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary II, Arrow, The Blacklist) about her favorite memories of making the original 1989 Pet Sematary. Check out Mary Lambert’s 9 Favorite Pet Sematary 1989 Memories in the gallery below! PB = PB |...
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World War Z Gameplay Overview Slaughters Zombies

Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have unveiled a gameplay overview for World War Z, an FPS inspired by Paramount Pictures’ 2013 movie of the same name. The latest trailer for the game gives insight on a scattering of topics, from the title’s story, gameplay modes, weapons and locations to its competitive multiplayer. A lengthy […]
Tags: Games, Xbox One, Zombies, FPS, Anime, Ps4, Paramount Pictures, Pc Gaming, Focus Home Interactive, PV, Adaptations

Adam McKay and Will Ferrell Ending Production Partnership, and We’re in a Glass Case of Emotion

Through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner, writer/director Adam McKay and comedy multi-hyphenate Will Ferrell have produced an incredible number of hilarious comedies for 13 years. But now the two partners in comedy are going their separate ways to pursue their own individual creative efforts. Get the details on the Will Ferrell and Adam McKay partnership ending below. Ferrell and McKay provided this statement to Deadline: “The last 13 years could not have been more enjoyable and satisfyi...
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Bumblebee Blu-Ray & Bumblebee Toys

I talk about my nephew a lot. You see he is always on my mind. I worry about how he is dealing with the changes in school, his life outside of school and how he will be when he grows up. But he is also a joy to my life. Trust me when I say […] The post Bumblebee Blu-Ray & Bumblebee Toys appeared first on I Like It Frantic.
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Pet Sematary remake may be the funniest film of 2019—no, that’s not a typo (ars technica)

Enlarge / Ellie Creed (Jeté Laurence) visits the Pet Sematary. (credit: Paramount Pictures) The good news about this week's remake of the 1989 film Pet Sematary is that it's better than the original. The bad news is that this week's stab (pun intended) at a Stephen King story barely got its feet over that incredibly low bar. Pet Sematary, after all, remains one of the darkest King properties to come out of the author's booze-and-coke '80s period, and while the book burnt up early '80s sales ch...
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The Eight Cats Who Played Church in ‘Pet Sematary’ Were “A Pack of Divas”

Church the cat is at the center of the the horror maelstrom that is Pet Sematary, the latest Stephen King adaptation to hit theaters. So directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch had to make sure that Church had the right look to portray the adorable pet and the undead feline it becomes, apart from all the blood and gore make-up, of course. It turns out it takes more than one cat to play the purr-fect Church — it takes eight. And all eight of them were divas, according to Widmyer. In Mary La...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Church, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Maine, Paramount Pictures, Kevin, Rachel, Louis, Maine Coon, New York Brooklyn, Mary Lambert, Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Brings Brutal Action and Welcome Inclusion to CinemaCon

Blunt force and a dash of diversity helped “Terminator: Dark Fate” rise to the top of Paramount Pictures’ CinemaCon 2019 presentation on Thursday. The annual convention of movie theater owners, held in Las Vegas, got a lengthy footage reel from the forthcoming sequel in James Cameron’s famous action franchise. What was instantly clear inside the […]
Tags: News, Las Vegas, James Cameron, Terminator, Paramount Pictures, Cinemacon

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

CinemaCon Footage: Terminator: Dark Fate, Gemini Man, Rocket Man, Sonic The Hedgehog and Much More

On the April 4, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss all the footage and trailers they saw during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019 . Footage screened includes Gemini Man, Terminator: Dark Fate, Rocket Man, Sonic The Hedgehog and more. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the R...
Tags: Movies, America, Las Vegas, Paramount Pictures, Joe, Peter, Dora, Ben, Ben Pearson, Cinemacon, Peter Sciretta, Footage Reaction, Featured Stories Sidebar, Sam Hume

‘Pet Sematary’ Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura on Making Big Changes to Stephen King’s Book and the Current Status of ‘Snake Eyes,’ ‘McClane,’ and ‘Transformers’ [Interview]

Between his career as a producer and his time as a Warner Brothers executive, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has been responsible for many films that movie lovers can describe as formative. And now it’s dawned on him too, especially as he reads 20th anniversary articles about The Matrix this week. “It’s been interesting to read 20th anniversary of Matrix  [articles] because it makes me all of a sudden go, ‘Jesus,that was a long time ago, wasn’t it?’” Di Bonaventura told /Film. “Wow, time has pass...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Stephen King, Features, Jesus, Paramount Pictures, Zelda, Warner Brothers, Sxsw, Henry, Mcclane, Meg, Rachel, Louis, Ellie, Lorenzo-di-Bonaventura

‘Rocketman’ Footage Reaction: The Fantastical Musical Biopic That Elton John Deserves [CinemaCon 2019]

Following the success of Bohemian Rhapsody last year (and during awards season), Paramount Pictures is looking to have a hit themselves by telling the life story of one of rock’s biggest stars: Elton John. Rocketman stars Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton as the legendary singer of songs like “Tiny Dancer,” “Crocodile Rock,” and of course “Rocketman.” The film follows his trajectory from a young kid being classically trained in piano to one of the most flamboyant, glamorous and en...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Los Angeles, Elton John, John, Bryce Dallas Howard, Musical, Paramount Pictures, True Story, Peter, Kingsman, Ben, Ben Pearson, Taron Egerton, Cinemacon, Dexter Fletcher

‘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...
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Paramount brings ‘Rocketman,’ new ‘Terminator’ to CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures didn’t make CinemaCon wait for “Rocketman.” The Elton John musical starring Taron Egerton is one of the summer’s most anticipated releases and the studio kicked things off on an upbeat note Thursday morning with some footage and a Las Vegas-worthy performance of “I’m Still Standing” with some sequin-clad dancers. […]
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‘Gemini Man’ Footage Reaction: Will Smith Gets De-Aged in the Ang Lee Thriller [CinemaCon 2019]

Gemini Man is a sci-fi movie that has spent decades in development, attracting the likes of Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood to the role of an over-the-hill hitman who finds himself targeted by a younger clone of himself. But it wasn’t until now, when de-aging technology has become the hottest new commodity in blockbusters, that Gemini Man could finally become a reality. Now set to star Will Smith and be directed by Ang Lee, Gemini Man will finally hit theaters more than two decades after the film...
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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Photos Show Off Badass Women and the New Terminator

Terminator: Dark Fate is the next installment in the increasingly confusing Terminator franchise. Following the disappointment of Terminator Genisys, Paramount Pictures and producer James Cameron went back to the drawing board, and this time they’re bringing back one of the best things to happen to the Terminator franchise: Linda Hamilton. Not only is the mother of John Connor still a total badass, but she’s joined by Mackenzie Davis, looking like she’s been given all the best tips about taking...
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New Terminator: Dark Fate Photos Released

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Terminator: Dark Fate photos released Paramount Pictures has released six new Terminator: Dark Fate photos, offering a closer look at the principal cast for the new film. Check them out in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMappi...
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Box Office: ‘Shazam!’ Heads Toward $45 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

The domestic box office may be off to a sluggish start this year, but two genres have proven to be consistent winners: superheroes and horror. If that trend continues, movie theaters in North America might get a much-needed boost this weekend as Warner Bros.’ comic-book adventure “Shazam!” and Paramount Pictures’ remake of “Pet Sematary” open […]
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VOTD: How ‘Bumblebee’ Should Have Ended

Bumblebee is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download, bringing the best Transformers movie in over a decade to the comfort of your own home. However, even though the Transformers spin-off that takes us back to the 1980s is a refreshing, charming and outstanding soft reboot of the toy franchise, that doesn’t mean it’s not without some issues that could have easily been resolved if the movie had a totally different ending, which could have come pretty much right at the beg...
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CS Video: The Pet Sematary Cast Opens Up About the Horrifying Remake

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: The Pet Sematary Cast Opens Up About the Horrifying Remake Ahead of the film’s release this week, Coming Soon has the opportunity to sit down with the cast of Paramount Pictures’ upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. Hear what stars Jason Calrke, Amy Seimetz, and Jeté Laurence had to say in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gp...
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‘Bumblebee’ VHS Trailer: Coming Soon to a VCR Near You! (But Not Really)

Bumblebee hits Blu-ray tomorrow, but before we get to that, let’s take a look at the “official” VHS release. Honoring the spirit of the Transfomers prequel’s 1980s setting (and April Fools’ Day), Paramount is releasing the film on VHS…sort of. While VHS copies of Bumblebee do exist, they’re not for sale anywhere. Instead, you’ll have to make due with this funny Bumblebee VHS trailer. Bumblebee VHS Trailer This is the type of April Fools’ joke I can get behind. It’s cute, it’s clever, it...
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Pet Sematary Final Trailer: If You Cheat Death, There’s a Price to Pay

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Pet Sematary final trailer: If you cheat death, there’s a price to pay Ahead of the film’s theatrical release this Friday, Paramount Pictures has released the final trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s terrifying novel Pet Sematary. Featuring new footage from the film which highlights the aftermath of Ellie’s unexpected resurrection, you check out the video in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStan...
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