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Apple Picks Up Matthew Vaughn’s Spy Movie ‘Argylle’ in Massive $200 Million Deal

Argylle is heading to Apple. Apple Original Films is reportedly “nearing completion” on the acquisition of Argylle, a new spy/action film from Kingsman: The Secret Service director Matthew Vaughn which is intended to launch a new film franchise. The company is shelling out around $200 million for the project, continuing the somewhat recent trend of streamers upending the established model by paying gargantuan up-front costs to entice talent instead of rewarding them with financial bonuses based...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Disney, Netflix, James Bond, Secret Service, Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith, Ridley Scott, Samuel L Jackson, Rian Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Napoleon, Martin Scorsese, Kingsman

Dave Bautista Says ‘Knives Out 2’ is Even “Better” Than the First One

Call it the Knives Out Effect. In the wake of the breakout success of the Rian Johnson-directed original film, this notoriously copycat film industry has suddenly greenlit murder-mysteries galore and we’re totally here for it. But that also includes Johnson’s own Knives Out sequel (which will not be called Knives Out 2 because that was an extremely story-specific title and makes no sense for another movie entirely, this has been my TED Talk), which features its own ensemble of heavy-hitters. An...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Greece, Johnson, Rian Johnson, Bautista, Dave Bautista

Knives Out 2’s Dave Bautista Explains Why Rian Johnson’s Sequel Could Be Better Than The Original

Knives Out 2's Dave Bautista backing up his cast in true Scott Ward fashion.
Tags: Religion, Rian Johnson, Scott Ward, Dave Bautista

‘Crimes of the Future’, David Cronenberg’s New Movie, Has Started Filming

Opa! The cameras are rolling in Athens, Greece, for the new David Cronenberg sci-fi thriller Crimes of the Future. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart and features Cronenberg’s first original screenplay since 1999’s eXistenZ. The Details of Crimes According to Variety, principal photography has begun for Cronenberg’s latest film, which looks to be a return to some of his earlier cyberpunk and transhumanist work. Promotional materials describe the film as a deep...
Tags: Movies, News, Greece, David Cronenberg, Daniel Craig, Kristen Stewart, Samuel Beckett, Rian Johnson, Stewart, ATHENS Greece, Mortensen, William Burroughs, Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen Lea Seydoux, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Details of Crimes According to Variety

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Set Image Reveals Mark Hamill Filming With Grogu

By now, it’s no big secret that Mark Hamill made an appearance in season 2 of The Mandalorian. What we didn’t know was the extent to which @HamillHimself (as his Twitter handle reads) was involved in the filming of that scene in which Disney doubled down on the digital de-aging of actors from the original Star Wars trilogy. The magic moment was preceded by some heavy lightsaber action that used a body double to portray Luke. However, in a new official video released to showcase upcoming Disney+...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Disney, America, Johnson, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Luke, Bel Air, Hamill, Ribeiro, Disney YouTube, Deepfake, Luke However

Knives Out 2’s Kathryn Hahn Explains Why She Joined Rian Johnson’s Sequel

The WandaVision star's rationale is as sound as Benoit Blanc's detective skills.
Tags: Religion, Rian Johnson, Kathryn Hahn, Benoit Blanc

Knives Out 2 Has Wrapped Filming In Greece, Here’s How Rian Johnson Celebrated

Rian Johnson went on social media to give a Knives Out 2 filming update.
Tags: Greece, Religion, Rian Johnson

‘Knives Out 2’ Wraps Filming in Greece, Production Halfway Complete

Benoit Blanc is leaving the shores of Greece. Rian Johnson, the writer/director of Knives Out and its forthcoming sequels, has completed filming in Greece for Knives Out 2, or whatever the next Daniel Craig murder mystery installment will eventually be called. Johnson shared a photo from the film’s set and explained that production on his new movie is halfway finished, and one of the project’s many stars said the group is moving on to another location. Just about halfway through our shoot, ...
Tags: Movies, News, Greece, Netflix, Ethan Hawke, Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Johnson, Kate Hudson, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Hudson, Blanc, Hercule Poirot, Dave Bautista, Poirot

‘See How They Run’ First Look Features Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan Wearing Hats, Solving Crimes

We have Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot series. We have Rian Johnson’s Knives Out trilogy. And now we have See How They Run, another star-studded murder mystery movie. Is this a trend? If so, I like it. Due out in theaters in 2022, See How They Run stars Sam Rockwell as a weary inspector and Saoirse Ronan as an eager rookie constable who team up to find out who killed a crew member on a film shoot in 1950s London. The first official image from the film is here, along with the full list of cast members...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Bbc, David, Brooklyn, West End, Kenneth Branagh, Grand Budapest Hotel, David Oyelowo, Rian Johnson, Ruth Wilson, Adrien Brody, Dennis, Saoirse Ronan, Don

‘Bright,’ ‘Yes Day’ Sequels Coming to Netflix, But Don’t Expect a ‘6 Underground 2’

If there was ever a studio best-equipped to withstand the uncertainty and trying times of a modern pandemic, you’d be hard-pressed to find any better answers than Netflix. Theaters are shut down? No problem, just release some buzzy titles straight to streaming and rake in the views with little to no competition. Normal filming productions have to be halted? Just grab a skeleton crew, shoot at an isolated location to make social distancing easier, and cast no more than two actors for one of the ...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, News, Michael Bay, Earth, Netflix, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Reynolds, Rian Johnson, Don, Stuber, Netflix Scott Stuber

Danielle Ryan’s Favorite Movies of All Time

Well hello there, /Film readers. It is I, Danielle Ryan. I’ve written as a freelancer for /Film for a while, but made the move to staff in the past few weeks. To introduce myself to you, the fine folks here have asked me to share my top 15 favorite movies. Movies have helped shape and define me, so narrowing down my top 15 felt almost impossible. Movies have been my education, my companions, and my place of refuge. When nothing else in the world made sense, I always knew my favorite films could...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Cary Grant, Los Angeles, Star Trek, Features, Chicago, Carrie Fisher, David, Ford, Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Blues, Vh1, Takashi Miike, Harrison Ford

Jeremy Mathai’s Favorite Movies of All Time

Hey everyone, Jeremy Mathai here! By this point, you may or may not be familiar with seeing my byline at the top of /Film articles, both as an occasional contributor over the last year or so and, in recent weeks, as a staff writer. For those who have no moral objections to my strong opinions and sarcastic demeanor, I’m humbled and beyond thrilled to be here! For those who do experience a negative Pavlovian response to my very existence, well, I’m still glad to be here. We’ll get through this di...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Nazis, Superman, Features, Alfonso Cuarón, Monty Python, Russell Crowe, Johnson, Quentin Tarantino, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Peter Jackson, Melanie Laurent, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson

New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy in the Works, Starring Leslie Odom Jr. With Ellen Burstyn Returning [Updated]

Update: Universal has sent over an official press release, which includes a few clarifications. Read our original article with the updates pointed out below. A brand new Exorcist trilogy is in the works at Universal. Recent Oscar nominee Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami) will star, and Ellen Burstyn, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in 1973’s original Exorcist, is returning to the franchise after skipping the subsequent sequels and prequels. David Gordon Green is set to dir...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Green, Netflix, New York Times, Miami, Jason Blum, Rian Johnson, Universal Pictures, Peter Sattler, David Robinson, Peacock, Ellen Burstyn, Burstyn, Morgan Creek

Star Wars’ Kelly Marie Tran Once Pulled An A+ Prank On The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson, And It Involved Pokémon

Kelly Marie Tran tells a story about pranking The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson with Pokémon Go.
Tags: Religion, Pokemon, Rian Johnson, Kelly Marie Tran

Netflix is Doubling Down on Big-Budget Movies

Netflix has been making big moves lately. They were the first big streaming company and are still the top dog in the game, but for the first time since they completely demolished the entertainment landscape, it really feels like they’ve got some serious competition. With Disney+, HBOMax, Hulu, AppleTV+, and a dozen more services all bringing their best to the table (not to mention bags upon bags of money), Netflix knows they can’t rest on their laurels. You may remember we ran a story recent...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, Idris Elba, Roma, Chris Evans, Rian Johnson, Ori Marmur, Kira Goldberg, Disney HBOMax Hulu AppleTV, Ryan Gosling The Gray Man Adam McKay Don

24% of People We Polled Think This is the Worst ‘Star Wars’ Movie – and We Actually Agree

(Welcome to Survey Says, a feature where we conduct a movie-related survey for a random group of people and explain why they’re completely right, completely wrong, or somewhere in-between.) People are pretty passionate about Star Wars. Those movies about events that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, really get some fans riled up. Naturally, there’s been a lot of arguments online in the past few years about which Star Wars flick is the worst, in part due to extremely mixed rece...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Randall, Rian Johnson, Cool Stuff, Force Awakens, Skywalker, Anakin, Amidala, Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill, Amidala Natalie Portman, Anakin Hayden Christensen

‘Star Wars: Visions’ Special Look: A Long Time Ago, in an Anime Galaxy on Disney+

While Disney is full-steam ahead on The Mandalorian, its assortment of spin-offs, and other live action projects for the streaming service, little has been known about the previously-announced Star Wars: Visions. Until now, that is. Described only as “an Original Series of animated short films, [celebrating] the Star Wars galaxy through the lens of the world’s best Japanese anime creators” and set for release sometime in 2021, we finally received our first real look at the mysterious series tha...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Anime, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Kurosawa, Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill, Star-Wars, TV Trailer, Akiro Kurosawa, Ben Solo Adam Driver, Star Wars: Visions

Knives Out 2 Set Photos Confirm Ethan Hawke’s Casting

As production continues on Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2 in Greece, the first behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Netflix’s star-studded whodunnit sequel have finally arrived online. The Knives Out 2 set photos, which you can check out below, provided us our first look at most of the main cast including Daniel Craig return as Benoit Blanc along with Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, and more. In addition, the photos have also confirmed that Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke has indeed joined the all-star c...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Netflix, Ethan Hawke, Army, Streaming, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Kate Hudson, Rian Johnson, Craig, Hawke, Kathryn Hahn, Christopher Plummer, Leslie Odom Jr, Jason Adams

Wait, Does Rian Johnson's Knives Out 2 Have More Surprise Cast Members?

It looks like Knives Out 2 has been keeping a cast secret.
Tags: Religion, Rian Johnson

‘Knives Out 2’ Has Apparently, and Sneakily, Added Ethan Hawke to the Cast

Well, well, well. Rian Johnson, you sneaky devil. While we already have a long list of cast members for Knives Out 2, it seems like we don’t know the whole story yet. The Netflix-bound sequel is currently filming in Greece, and recently released set pics reveal that Academy Award-nominee and all-around welcome presence Ethan Hawke is in the film, too. Unless this is all a coincidence and Ethan Hawke just happened to be in Greece and then wander into the middle of a scene being filmed. Which sou...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Casting, Netflix, Daily Mail, Sequels, Ethan Hawke, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Rian Johnson, Craig, Hawke, Hercule Poirot, Bautista, Dave Bautista

Brian Yorkey’s Psychological Thriller Echoes Gets Series Order at Netflix

(Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage via Getty Images) Netflix has officially given a limited series order to 13 Reasons Why creator Brian Yorkey’s upcoming psychological thriller series titled Echoes, centered around identical twin sisters. In addition, Yorkey has also signed a multi-year overall deal with the streamer, and Echoes will be the first project under the new deal. Casting for the actress to take on the dual roles is currently underway. “I’m so excited to be embarking on Echoes with Q...
Tags: Drama, TV, Brian Yorkey, Echoes, Netflix, Streaming, TV News

‘Knives Out 2’ Set Photos Reveal a Spiffy New Look for Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc

Knives Out 2 is officially in production, which means that Benoit Blanc is back on the case. And it looks like he’s got himself a wardrobe update. While Daniel Craig‘s detective character was decked out in a tweed sports suit (I looked that up to be sure I got it right) in Knives Out, the character now finds himself in sunny Greece. A tweed suit probably wouldn’t work in such a climate, which explains why a new set pic of Craig shows his Southern-fried detective wearing something loose and ligh...
Tags: Images, Movies, Greece, Netflix, Sequels, Daniel-Craig, Rian Johnson, Craig, Eagan, Mystery/Suspense, Eagen, Jenny Eagan, Benoit Blanc, Knives Out 2, Benoit Blanc Backgrid

Knives Out 2 Is Filming In Greece, And Yes, Rian Johnson’s Picture Is As Beautiful As You’d Guess

Wouldn’t it be nice to be in Greece with the Knives Out 2 cast and crew?
Tags: Greece, Religion, Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2 Begins Filming in Greece

Oscar-nominated director Rian Johnson took to Twitter to confirm that production on his upcoming sequel to 2019’s acclaimed whodunnit film Knives Out has finally begun in Greece. The Knives Out 2 filming start comes three months after Netflix has officially acquired the growing franchise for over $400 million, which includes the rights to the upcoming second and third installments. Aaaaaaaand WE’RE OFF! Day one of filming on the next Benoit Blanc mystery. Thanks to all the lovely patient peopl...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Greece, Netflix, Streaming, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Rian Johnson, Craig, Christopher Plummer, ComingSoon, Movie News, Ram Bergman, Jessica Henwick, Benoit Blanc, Harlan Thrombey

Rian Johnson Announces ‘Knives Out 2’ Is Starting Production in Greece

Detective Benoit Blanc’s next investigation has begun — and it looks like he’ll be leaving Massachusetts behind for a much sunnier location. Rian Johnson announced on Twitter Monday morning that production on “Knives Out 2” has commenced in the warm Mediterranean shores of Greece. “Aaaaaaaand WE’RE OFF!,” Johnson wrote. “Day one of filming on the […]
Tags: News, Greece, Massachusetts, Netflix, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Rian Johnson, Mediterranean, Benoit Blanc, Knives Out 2

‘Knives Out 2’ (Which Probably Won’t Be Called ‘Knives Out 2’) Has Begun Filming in Greece

Rian Johnson and his big, exciting cast are officially up and running. The Knives Out sequel, which we’re all calling Knives Out 2 until they announce the real title, has begun filming in Greece, sending Daniel Craig‘s Southern-fried private eye Benoit Blanc to the beautiful location to solve yet another twisty murder mystery. The sequel to the 2019 hit is the first of two new Benoit Blanc films Johnson will direct, both of which are headed to Netflix as part of a huge deal. Greece, best-kn...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Netflix, Sequels, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Mia, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Craig, Mystery/Suspense, Kelly Marie Tran, Ram Bergman, Poirot, Jessica Henwick, Knives Out

Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. Has A Funny Take After Joining The Knives Out 2 Cast

Leslie Odom Jr. will once again find himself in the room where it happens in Rian Johnson's Knives Out sequel.
Tags: Religion, Rian Johnson, Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr

‘Knives Out 2’ Adds ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Star Wars,’ and ‘Iron Fist’ Actress Jessica Henwick

Jessica Henwick is trading her swords for knives, as the latest cast member to join Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel. The Game of Thrones and Iron Fist star has been cast in Knives Out 2, joining Daniel Craig‘s detective Benoit Blanc alongside an array of series newcomers including Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, and Edward Norton. Deadline reports that Jessica Henwick, who has appeared in supporting roles in Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and most nota...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Casting, Netflix, Sequels, Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, Johnson, Rian Johnson, Craig, Rian, Tran, Mystery/Suspense, Kelly Marie Tran, Ram Bergman, Colleen Wing

Jessica Henwick Added to Star-Studded Knives Out 2 Cast

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) The all-star cast of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2 continues to expand as Deadline is reporting that Jessica Henwick is the latest to join the film.   It’s unknown who Henwick will play in the new film. The actress had a breakout role in Netflix’s Iron Fist, and then nabbed a role in The Matrix 4. She’s currently filming The Gray Man, which also stars Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. RELATED: Madelyn Cline Joins Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2 Cast The ...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Drama, Netflix, Streaming, Ryan Gosling, Johnson, Chris Evans, Rian Johnson, Craig, Michael Shannon, Harlan, Golden Globe, Blanc, Jacob, Christopher Plummer

Rian Johnson Gives A Huge Thumbs Up To Fun Fan Idea For Daniel Craig's Knives Out 2

Knives Out's sequel could feel even more like a classic whodunnit than the first one.
Tags: Religion, Daniel Craig, Rian Johnson