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Disney CEO Bob Iger immediately steps down from CEO position

The Walt Disney Company announced this afternoon that Robert Iger, the company’s long-time CEO who ushered in the company’s lush franchise and entertainment platform profits, will step down immediately as chief executive. Bob Chapek, a long-time senior exec at the company who most recently held the position of Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will succeed him. Under Iger’s tenure since 2005, Disney expanded aggressively in movies, theme parks, and other entertainment verticals...
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Sony’s Connected: First Look at Phil Lord & Chris Miller’s Newest Animated Film

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sony’s Connected: First look at Phil Lord & Chris Miller’s newest animated film Sony Pictures Animation has revealed the first official photos for Academy Award-winning producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming sci-fi comedy animated film Connected, offering us our first look at The Mitchell family which will be voiced by Danny McBride, Abbi Jacobson, and Maya Rudolph. The film will be the feature directorial debut of Mike Rianda, who will also lend his voice to on...
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Tom Holland Teases Production Start Date for Sony’s Uncharted

Tom Holland teases production start date for Sony’s Uncharted Despite going through a lot of major setbacks during its pre-production stage, it looks like everything is now on track for Sony Pictures’ long-in-development film adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted with Spider-Man: Far From Home star Tom Holland revealing that production is scheduled to begin soon. Speaking with IGN, Holland has confirmed that they will start filming the action-adventure film in four weeks while also ...
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Sony Pictures Television Developing Doc Savage Series

Sony Pictures Television developing Doc Savage series Though the original plan for a Doc Savage adaptation originally was set to see Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs & Shaw) star in the titular role and Shane Black (The Nice Guys) helm the project, plans stalled for four years and now Sony Pictures Television has begun development on a small-screen iteration of the pulp magazine hero, according to Deadline. RELATED: Crossfire Film Adaptation in the Works at Sony Pictures Sony’s small screen branch is...
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Abbi Jacobson Joins Lord & Miller’s The Mitchells vs. The Machines

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Abbi Jacobson joins Lord & Miller’s The Mitchells vs. The Machines After nearly two years without news on the Sony Pictures Animation project, Chris Miller & Phil Lord’s The Mitchells vs. The Machines has begun making headway as Broad City star/co-creator Abbi Jacobson has signed on for the lead role, according to Deadline. RELATED: Sony Animation Announces The Mitchells Vs. The Machines The Mitchells are a dysfunctional but loving family whose road trip is interrupted...
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Tops the Box Office with Best Opening Weekend Ever for a Video Game Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog has gone from receiving extremely unfavorable reactions from fans to earning the biggest box office opening weekend ever for a video game movie. The Blue Blur had no problem topping the box office, speeding past Birds of Prey with a $57 million three-day weekend, and a projected $68 million for the Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day holiday weekend. But how did Birds of Prey hold up in second place? Get the rest of the box office results below. The Hollywood Reporter has the So...
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‘Venom 2’ Set Photo Reveals Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady with a Much Better Wig

When Venom came to a close, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) came face-to-face with Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) and all of his curly red-haired glory. The vicious criminal gave us the oh-so-very subtle tease of his future as the super villain Carnage in this comic book universe (which may or may not be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?) with the line, “ When I get out of here, and I will, there’s gonna be carnage.” Now it seems we have confirmation of the character’s escape in the first Venom 2...
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Review: Fantasy Island is a muddled mishmash of tired tropes, dull twists (ars technica)

Sony’s reboot of Fantasy Island plays up the horror. Five guests at a remote vacation resort find their fantasies are turning into nightmares in Sony Pictures' big-screen reboot of Fantasy Island, based on the popular TV series of the same name that ran from 1977-1984. This 21st-century update plays up the horror aspects and has been touted as a cross between Westworld and The Cabin in the Woods—perhaps with a little bit of Lost thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately, the film fails to captu...
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CS Video: Michael Peña & the Fantasy Island Cast!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Michael Peña & the Fantasy Island Cast! Sony Pictures and Blumhouse Productions invited to interview stars Michael Peña and Lucy Hale of the horror reimagining of the classic series Fantasy Island, along with director Jeff Wadlow. Check out the video interview in the player below! The movie is now playing in theaters everywhere! RELATED: Fantasy Island International Trailer Features Michael Rooker The synopsis for Fantasy Island teases a murder m...
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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Crosses $300 Million Mark in North America

Sony Pictures’ sequel “Jumanji: The Next Level” has crossed the $300 million box office milestone 63 days after it opened in North America. The film opened in first place at the box office with $60.1 million over the Dec. 13-15 weekend, beating “Frozen 2,” the box office champ of the previous three weeks. Dwayne Johnson […]
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Sony is Making a ‘Crossfire’ Movie Adaptation (But Don’t Get Too Excited, Because It’s Not About the Board Game)

Though the Crossfire board game was originally released in the early 1970s, ’90s kids will surely remember its ridiculous, over-the-top, and awesomely cheesy commercials with kids in leather jackets duking it out in the game while lightning flashed and an epic song played in the background. Now Sony has decided to make a Crossfire movie, but it’s not a futuristic sci-fi feature set in a world where life or death is decided by who wins the game. (Where’s that movie, Hollywood?) Instead, the stud...
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Crossfire Film Adaptation in the Works at Sony Pictures

Crossfire film adaptation in the works at Sony Pictures According to Variety, Sony Pictures is in the process of developing a film adaptation of Crossfire, based on Smilegate Entertainment’s popular first-person shooter video game of the same name. The Crossfire movie will be written by Chuck Hogan. RELATED: Uncharted Movie Pushed Back, Masters of the Universe Undated Crossfire is free-to-play first-person shooter which features two mercenary corporations: the Black List and Global Risk, who...
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‘Crossfire’ Movie Adaptation Lands at Sony (EXCLUSIVE)

Another hit game is getting the big-screen treatment. Sony Pictures is partnering with South Korean game developer Smilegate on the film adaptation of the mega-hit game “Crossfire.” Chuck Hogan penned the movie from “Fast and Furious” producer Neal H. Moritz. Tencent Pictures will co-produce and co-finance the movie, which is based on the popular first-person […]
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Sony’s Masters of the Universe Film to Begin Production This Summer

Sony’s Masters of the Universe film to begin production this summer During an interview with Harpers Bazaar, Masters of the Universe star Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Fosters) revealed that Sony’s live-action He-Man project is expected to begin filming this summer. The outlet wrote: “For the Masters of the Universe, Centineo, in preparation to play He-Man, bulked up 30 pounds of muscle last year (eating 11 eggs for breakfast on the regular), only to then shed the weig...
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Sony Sets a New Marvel Film For October 2021

Sony Sets a New Marvel Film For October 2021 Later this year, Sony will add to its Marvel films with Morbius and Venom 2. However, Exhibitor Relations is reporting that “Sony’s web continues to grow” with an untitled Sony/Marvel film slated to hit theaters on October 8, 2021. That film is currently unannounced. But to make the 2021 date, it would have to begin production later this year. Under Sony’s original deal with Marvel, the studio has the rights to make films about Spider-Man and his a...
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Amy Pascal May Resurrect Universal’s Bride of Frankenstein

Amy Pascal planning to resurrect Universal’s Bride of Frankenstein Coming off from the critical and commercial success of Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Variety brings word that Academy Award-nominated producer Amy Pascal has been exploring ways to bring a new life to Universal Pictures‘ long-in development reboot film of The Bride of Frankenstein. Last summer, Pascal decided to move her overall production deal to Universal from Sony Pictures. “Amy expressed interest in being involved with The...
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New Fantasy Island Clips Reveal the Rules of the Island

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Fantasy Island clips reveal the rules of the island Ahead of the film’s debut this Friday, three new clips from Sony Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ upcoming horror reimagining of the classic series Fantasy Island have arrived online, featuring Michael Peña as he explains the rules of the island. Also starring Lucy Hale and Maggie Q, you can check out the videos below! RELATED: Fantasy Island International Trailer Features Michael Rooker The synopsis for Fantasy ...
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James Corden, John Mulaney & More Join Sony’s Cinderella

James Corden, John Mulaney & more join Sony’s Cinderella According to Deadline, Emmy-winning comedic actors James Corden (Peter Rabbit) and John Mulaney (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) along with Romesh Ranganathan (The Reluctant Landlord) have joined the cast of Sony Pictures’ upcoming reimagining of the classic fairytale Cinderella. The funny trio will be playing and lending their voices to the mice-turned-footmen sidekicks of the titular character, played by Grammy-nominee Camila Cabe...
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Steve Coogan Calls Out Bono in Sony’s Greed Clip

Steve Coogan calls out Bono in Sony’s Greed clip Sony Pictures UK has released the first clip from director Michael Winterbottom’s upcoming satire film Greed, featuring Steve Coogan’s Richard McCreadie as he calls out other big name companies like Google and celebrities such as Bono, who he thinks deserved to be in trial for their tax avoidance instead of him. Also starring Isla Fisher and Asa Butterfield, the film currently has no U.S. release date yet but it is set to hit the theaters in t...
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These are the Southern California film locations from Best Picture nominees and winners

If they gave out Oscars for best use of Southern California locations, we know who the big winner would be at this year’s Academy Awards. Because even if you haven’t seen “Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood,” writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s ode to the film industry’s company town circa 1969, you probably know it’s a non-stop travelogue through the town of the title and surrounding environs. But it’s not the only locally shot film with a nomination: There are three up for a best picture Academy ...
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Sony Pictures Profits Halved in Third Quarter

Currently riding high at the global box office with “Bad Boys For Life,” Japanese electronics to entertainment conglomerate Sony reported third quarter profits of $2.10 billion (JPY220 billion). That is sharply down on the $3.83 billion reported at the same point last financial year. Revenues increased by $1 billion to reach $22.5 billion ($2.46 trillion), […]
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2020 WGA Awards Winners Give Hope to ‘Parasite’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ for the Oscars, HBO Dominates TV Categories

With the Academy Awards coming next week, awards season is coming to a close. Even though it seems like there won’t be many surprises when the trophies are handed out, the 2020 Writers Guild Awards winners handed out this weekend would seem to indicate that there could still be some surprises when the major categories are handed out. Bong Joon-ho‘s acclaimed Parasite came away with the award for Original Screenplay for the script written by the director himself and co-writer Han Jin Won. Meanwh...
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Dan Trachtenberg Serving Up ‘MILK’ (‘Mother I’d Like to Kill’) at Lionsgate

Dan Trachtenberg made his feature directorial debut with the outstanding 10 Cloverfield Lane, but somehow, no studio has picked him up for another feature yet. Sony Pictures tried by bringing him in to direct their long-gestating adaptation of the video game Uncharted, but that fell through. Thankfully, it sounds like Lionsgate is smart enough to give him another crack at the big screen. In a report about Disney producer and development executive Kristin Burr heading to Lionsgate with a new mul...
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Fantasy Island Final Trailer: Every Fantasy Comes at a Price

Fantasy Island final trailer: Every fantasy comes at a price Sony Pictures has released the Fantasy Island final trailer for Blumhouse’s upcoming horror feature adaptation releasing in theaters on Valentine’s Day. You can check out the trailer now in the player below! RELATED: Fantasy Island International Trailer Features Michael Rooker The synopsis for Fantasy Island teases a murder mystery challenge which reads as follows: “The Enigmatic Mr. Roarke (played by Michael Peña) makes the secret ...
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Man from Toronto: Kevin Hart, Jason Statham in Talks for Action Comedy

Man from Toronto: Kevin Hart, Jason Statham in talks for action comedy Kevin Hart (Jumanji: The Next Level) and Jason Statham (Hobbs & Shaw) are in talks to team up on The Man from Toronto, an upcoming action-comedy from Sony Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The two previously appeared together in Hobbs & Shaw. RELATED: Fantasy Island Final Trailer: Every Fantasy Comes at a Price The Man from Toronto uses a case of mistaken identity as the film’s jumping-off point after the wor...
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Jason Statham and Kevin Hart Heading for ‘The Man From Toronto’ Comedy

Jason Statham and Kevin Hart are in talks to star in action comedy “The Man From Toronto,” which Sony Pictures will release on Nov. 20. Patrick Hughes, who directed “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” and “The Expendables 3,” will direct”The Man From Toronto” from a script by Robbie Fox, from a story by Fox and Jason Blumenthal. […]
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Amasia Entertainment Acquires The Green Hornet Film Rights

Amasia Entertainment acquires The Green Hornet film rights Following a competitive bidding war over the iconic superhero property, Amasia Entertainment has acquired the feature film rights to The Green Hornet, a franchise spanning all the way back to its 1936 radio show, according to Deadline. Amasia Entertainment is best known for their smaller projects, including Halle Berry’s crime thriller The Call, the acclaimed backwoods thriller Them That Follow and the upcoming period romantic drama ...
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Official UK Trailer for Scottish Coming-of-Age Dramedy 'Our Ladies'

"It was an innocent time. Back in the days when anything was possible." Sony Pictures has revealed the first official UK trailer for Our Ladies, a Scottish coming-of-age dramedy adapted from a book titled "The Sopranos." Set in the 1990s in Scotland, the film is about a group of Catholic school girls get an opportunity to go into Edinburgh for a choir competition, but they're more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than winning the competition. Described as a "must see riot of g...
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 ‘Dolemite,’ ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Star Wars’ among costume design nominees

BEVERLY HILLS — The period films “Dolemite Is My Name,” “Rocketman” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” are among the nominees for the 22nd Costume Designers Guild Awards, which will be presented Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton. Costume designers for “Downton Abbey” and “Jojo Rabbit” round out the period film category for the awards. Disney/Marvel films have all the nominations in the sci-fi/fantasy category, with nods going to costume designers for “Aladdin,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain M...
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Check Out This Great Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Documentary

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Check Out This Great Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Documentary Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood remains one of the year’s best films. Now you can take a moment to appreciate the hard work and dedication by all involved in an all-new documentary (via Sony Pictures) which you can check out in the player below! RELATED: New Adaptation of The Thing in Development at Universal Pictures & Blumhouse The massive ensemble cast for the film includes Leonardo DiCapri...
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