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Netflix Launches ‘Justice,’ Its First Series From the UAE

There’s “Justice” for Netflix. The streamer has bought the landmark legal drama from the United Arab Emirates and launched it around the world this week. It is the first Emirati series to run on the SVOD platform. The show, from Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Beelink Productions, originally bowed on pay-TV platform OSN in the […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Image Nation, Walter Parkes, Beelink Productions


’21 Jump Street’ and ‘Men in Black’ Crossover is Dead

Back in 2014, when one of the biggest stories of the year was a huge hack of sensitive information from Sony Pictures, details on a potential crossover between the 21 Jump Street and Men in Black franchises came to light. In the years since, updates have been sparse with the exception of a title reveal calling the movie MiB 23. Unfortunately, the odds weren’t looking too good for the wild idea when Jonah Hill called the possibility of the sequel “kind of impossible,” and it turns out he was pro...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sequels, Sony, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth, Sony Pictures, Jonah Hill, Tessa Thompson, Men In Black, Columbia Pictures, Action/Adventure, 21-Jump-Street, Jump Street Men in Black, Walter Parkes, Awkwafina


Thompson and Hemsworth Wander the Desert in New MIB Set Photo

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth wander the desert in new MIB set photo Men in Black star Tessa Thompson has revealed another official look at the film via her Instagram page, which sees her and her co-star, Chris Hemsworth, traversing a desert with … umbrellas. Check out the official post below! Joining the Thor Ragnarok co-stars is a large ensemble that features Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible Fallout), Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Howards End), Liam Nee...
Tags: London, Movies, Tommy Lee Jones, Liam Neeson, Rafe Spall, Will Smith, Chris Hemsworth, Emma Thompson, Thor, Rebecca Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Tessa Thompson, Men In Black, Thompson, Gary Gray


Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson Share Photo from the Set of Men in Black

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson share photo from the set of Men in Black The new Men in Black spinoff is currently deep into production, and stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson have shared a set photo via Instagram teasing their yet-undisclosed characters. All that’s missing is the 1997 tagline: “Protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe.” Either that, or something relating to a Calvin Klein ad, because Hemsworth and Thompson are two very good looking people. Check out th...
Tags: London, Movies, Tommy Lee Jones, Liam Neeson, Calvin Klein, Rafe Spall, Will Smith, Chris Hemsworth, Emma Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Tessa Thompson, Thompson, Hemsworth, Gary Gray


Rebecca Ferguson Joins Cast of Men in Black Spin-Off

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Rebecca Ferguson joins cast of Men in Black spin-off According to Deadline, Rebecca Ferguson will be joining Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity War) in the upcoming Men In Black spin-off movie. Ferguson can be seen now in Mission: Impossible Fallout and is also known for her roles in The Girl on the Train, and the Oscar-nominated musical The Greatest Showman. The rest of the cast of the Men In Black spin-off are Tessa Thompson (Westworld, Thor:Ragnarok), Emma Thompson (Se...
Tags: London, Movies, Tommy Lee Jones, Ferguson, Liam Neeson, Rafe Spall, Will Smith, Chris Hemsworth, Rebecca Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Men In Black, Gary Gray, Movie News, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald


Emma Thompson Returning as Agent O in Men in Black Spinoff

Emma Thompson returning as Agent O in Men in Black spinoff The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Howards End) is reprising her role as Agent O in the upcoming Men in Black spinoff for Sony. Thompson will be joining Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok) and Tessa Thompson (Westworld, Thor: Ragnarok) in the project. Agent O is the chief of the Men in Black organization and was fired played by Thompson in Men in Blac...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Netflix, Tommy Lee Jones, Liam Neeson, Rafe Spall, Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Men In Black, Thompson, Gary Gray, ComingSoon, Movie News


Chris Hemsworth Set Photos from the New Men in Black Movie!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Chris Hemsworth set photos from the new Men in Black movie! Sony‘s upcoming spinoff to Men in Black has begun production and we’ve got the first photos from the set with a first look at star Chris Hemsworth! Check them out in the gallery below! Hemsworth is joined in the film by his Thor: Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson along with Liam Neeson (Taken series), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick) and Rafe Spall (The Big Short, Life of Pi). Plot details for the new ...
Tags: London, Movies, Sony, Tommy Lee Jones, Liam Neeson, Rafe Spall, Will Smith, Chris Hemsworth, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Tessa Thompson, Men In Black, Hemsworth, Gary Gray, ComingSoon, Movie News


Kumail Nanjiani and Rafe Spall Join Men in Black Spinoff

Kumail Nanjiani and Rafe Spall join Men in Black spinoff Sony‘s upcoming spinoff of its hit sci-fi franchise, Men in Black, has added four new actors to its cast, including Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick), who The Wrap confirmed would star, and Rafe Spall (The Big Short, Life of Pi), who The Hollywood Reporter learned was signed on. Spall and Nanjiani are also joined by street-dancing duo Laurent Nicolas and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, known as the Les Twins. Plot details for the ...
Tags: London, Movies, Sony, Tommy Lee Jones, Rafe Spall, Will Smith, Smith, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Jones, Men In Black, Gary Gray, Barry Sonnenfeld, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Spall


Liam Neeson in Talks for New Men in Black Movie

Liam Neeson in talks for new Men in Black movie Variety reports that Academy Award nominated actor Liam Neeson is in talks to join Sony’s upcoming reboot of the Men in Black franchise, reportedly taking on the role of the head of the London branch of MIB. This isn’t the first time that Neeson will have gone toe-to-toe with extraterrestrials either, having previously appeared in both Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace as well as the alien-fueled adaptation of the alien-less board game, B...
Tags: London, Movies, Sony, Tommy Lee Jones, Liam Neeson, Will Smith, Chris Hemsworth, Smith, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Tessa Thompson, Jones, Men In Black, Gary Gray, Neeson, Barry Sonnenfeld


Tessa Thompson to Reunite with Chris Hemsworth for New Men in Black

Tessa Thompson to reunite with Chris Hemsworth for new Men in Black The Hollywood Reporter brings word that a Thor: Ragnarok reunion is in the works as co-star Tessa Thompson is in talks to join Chris Hemsworth in the upcoming Men In Black reboot. Plot details for the film are scarce, but the film is said to take place in London and centers around a “new combination” of characters and is more of an ensemble film than a duo like the first three movies. The untitled Men in Black spinoff will no...
Tags: London, Movies, Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Chris Hemsworth, Smith, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Tessa Thompson, Jones, Men In Black, Hollywood Reporter, Gary Gray, Barry Sonnenfeld, Movie News, Walter Parkes


Chris Hemsworth in Talks for New Men In Black Movie

Chris Hemsworth in talks for new Men In Black movie Chris Hemsworth had his hands full with aliens in last year’s Thor: Ragnarok and he better get used to it as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that he’s now in talks for the new Men In Black movie from Sony. THR also reveals our first bit of plot details for the film which they say takes place in London and centers around a “new combination” of characters that include “a white character, a black woman, and an older man.” The untitled Men in...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Sony, Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Chris Hemsworth, Smith, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Jones, Men In Black, Gary Gray, Barry Sonnenfeld, Ragnarok, ComingSoon


There’s an alien zoo you can visit via VR at the Westfield Century City

Suit up for a journey that’s virtually worlds apart from Earth. A handful of intergalactic travelers explore and interact with the cinematic landscape where the galaxy’s most endangered creatures roam. Called “Alien Zoo,” this 12-minute shared adventure – popping up at Westfield Century City on Wednesday, Feb. 7 through Friday, March 2 – is the creation of Dreamscape Immersive, a location-based virtual reality startup founded and backed by some big Hollywood names with state-of-the-art technolog...
Tags: Hollywood, Sport, Earth, Things To Do, Soccer, Ozzy Osbourne, Dreamworks, Vr, Virtual Reality, Walt Disney Imagineering, Parkes, Culver City, Vaughn, Christopher Lloyd, Walter Parkes, Westfield Century City


F. Gary Gray to Direct ‘Men in Black’ Spin-Off to Relaunch the Franchise

Remember when there were discussions of a possible franchise mash-up that would have seen Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reprise their characters from 21 Jump Street in a Men in Black sequel? Well, Sony Pictures and Amblin Entertainmet want you to neuralize that awesome idea out of your head in favor of a more traditional, box office friendly rehash of the Men in Black franchise. Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray is currently in talks to direct a new Men in...
Tags: New York, Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Sequels, Sony, Tommy Lee Jones, Channing Tatum, Emma Thompson, Sony Pictures, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Men In Black, Holly Hunter, Gary Gray, Columbia Pictures


F. Gary Gray in Talks to Direct Men in Black Reboot

F. Gary Gray in talks to direct Men in Black reboot According to Deadline, Sony Pictures is handing the directorial reigns on the upcoming untitled Men in Black reboot over to F. Gary Gray, who is on a hot streak after Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious. The film has a current release date of June 14, 2019. The untitled Men in Black spinoff will not feature Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones, but it will expand on the world of the original trilogy. This will be a different project ...
Tags: Movies, Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Sony Pictures, Smith, Jonah Hill, Steven Spielberg, Jones, Men In Black, Compton, Gary Gray, Barry Sonnenfeld, ComingSoon, Movie News, F. Gary Gray, Walter Parkes


VR startup Dreamscape Immersive targets $20 mln Series B

Los Angeles-based Dreamscape Immersive, a virtual reality startup, is raising $20 million in Series B funding. AMC Entertainment will be the lead investor. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 26, 2017 – AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) the largest theatrical motion picture exhibitor in the world, and Dreamscape Immersive, the location-based VR startup backed by some of Hollywood’s biggest players, today announced a wide ranging strategic partnership that will rapidly scale the development a...
Tags: Europe, UK, Hollywood, Amc, Los Angeles, Trends, Yves Behar, United States, Vr, Amc Theatres, North America, Steven Spielberg, Gore Verbinski, MGM, Los Angeles California, Rick Carter


Middle Eastern Drama First as OSN Calls for ‘Justice’

Pay-TV platform OSN has picked up “Justice,” the first procedural drama from the Middle East and the biggest series to come out of the United Arab Emirates. Walter Parkes (“He Named Me Malala”) and William Finkelstein (“L.A. Law”) created the legal and family drama, which is based on real cases from the Abu Dhabi Judicial... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Justice, Global, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, OSN, Image Nation, Walter Parkes, William Finkelstein, Abu Dhabi Judicial Read


Spielberg Looks to Grow Virtual Reality Adoption With Mall Experience

A new venture backed by director Steven Spielberg and three studios has raised $11 million to launch its first virtual reality storefront at a Los Angeles mall later this year—with plans for a wider rollout next year. Called Dreamscape Immersive, the VR experiences are expected to last about 10 minutes each and cost a little over $1 million to produce, reports The Wall Street Journal. Tickets will cost $15 to $20. Dreamscape Immersive lets multiple people interact in a single VR environment usi...
Tags: Hollywood, Advertising, Los Angeles, Dreamworks, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Parkes, Richard Gelfond, Bold Capital Partners, Walter Parkes, Bruce Vaughn, Artanim Looking, VR Studios, Westfield Corp Dreamscape, Spielberg Looks


Spielberg Looks to Grow Virtual Reality Business With Retail Experience

A new venture backed by director Steven Spielberg and three studios has raised $11 million to launch its first virtual reality storefront at a Los Angeles mall by the end of this year—with plans for a wider rollout next year. The goal is to boost VR and retail, merging the virtual and real worlds in order to stimulate consumer interest in the future of entertainment and shopping. With Spielberg’s longtime producing partners Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald involved and Disney veteran Bruce Va...
Tags: Hollywood, Advertising, Disney, Los Angeles, Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Parkes, Richard Gelfond, Bold Capital Partners, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Dreamscape Immersive, Bruce Vaughn, Westfield Corp Dreamscape


First You Watch the Opening Three Minutes of Rings, and Then…

First you watch the opening three minutes of Rings, and then… Paramount Pictures has released the opening three minutes of Rings along with a new clip from the upcoming film which you can watch using the players below. The continuation of the horror franchise opens in theaters on February 3. RELATED: Samara is Reborn in the First Rings Trailer and Poster In Rings, a young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to ki...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Paramount Pictures, Samara, ComingSoon, Movie News, Javier Gutiérrez, Walter Parkes, Vincent D'onofrio, Laurie MacDonald


First You Watch the New Rings Trailer…

First you watch the new Rings trailer… Paramount Pictures has revealed the new Rings trailer, which you can watch using the player below. The continuation of the horror franchise opens in theaters on February 3. You can view the new poster in the gallery underneath the trailer as well. RELATED: Samara is Reborn in the First Rings Trailer and Poster In Rings, a young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Paramount Pictures, Samara, Movie News, Javier Gutiérrez, Walter Parkes, Vincent D'onofrio, Laurie MacDonald


Samara in New Rings Poster, Trailer Drops Later This Week

Samara in new Rings poster, trailer drops later this week Samara is back as Paramount Pictures reveals a terrifying new Rings poster for the continuation of the horror franchise that debuts in theaters on February 3. Check out the poster in the gallery (if you dare) and keep an eye out for the trailer later this week! RELATED: Samara is Reborn in the First Rings Trailer and Poster In Rings, a young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a myst...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Paramount Pictures, Samara, ComingSoon, Movie News, Javier Gutiérrez, Walter Parkes, Vincent D'onofrio, Laurie MacDonald


Studiocanal, Parkes+MacDonald Board ‘Fallen Idol,’ Hindenburg Movies

French production giant Studiocanal and Parkes+MacDonald Productions have formed a partnership for four films, including a remake of “Fallen Idol” and a movie about the 1937 Hindenburg disaster. The alliance is aimed at fulfilling Studiocanal’s goal of making European-based movies for an international audience. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will produce each feature, with President... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Studiocanal, Hindenburg, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald


Rings Delayed Until February 2017

Paramount Picture’s new schedule has Rings delayed until February 2017 Normally, you watch The Ring tape and then have to die seven days later. This year, however, Samara seems to granting a bit of an extension as Paramount Pictures‘ new release schedule sees Rings delayed four months. Originally set to open in theaters just before Halloween, the continuation of the horror franchise will now debut in theaters February 3, 2017. This marks the third time that updated calendars have seen Rings d...
Tags: Movies, Tom Hanks, Sony, Danny Boyle, Dan Brown, Paramount Pictures, Ron Howard, Samara, Eagle Huntress, ComingSoon, Movie News, Javier Gutiérrez, Walter Parkes, Vincent D'onofrio, Laurie MacDonald


Samara is Reborn in the First Rings Trailer and Poster

Samara is reborn in the first Rings trailer and poster On October 28, the beloved “Ring” horror franchise returns with Rings, directed by F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) from a script by David Loucka, Jacob Estes and Akiva Goldsman. Paramount Pictures has now debuted the first Rings trailer and poster, which you can view below. In Rings, a young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Samara, ComingSoon, Movie News, Javier Gutiérrez, Walter Parkes, Vincent D'onofrio, Laurie MacDonald


DreamWorks’ ‘Motorcade’ Loses Director Joe Carnahan

Joe Carnahan hasn’t been confirmed to direct Bad Boys 3 and Bad Boys 4 yet, but after the director posted some pre-viz for one of the sequels on his twitter feed, it’s safe to presume he’s directing those Sony films. A year ago, Carnahan became attached to direct another action movie, Motorcade, but he’s just left that long-in-development DreamWorks project. Read the entire Joe Carnahan exits Motorcade story below. DreamWorks started developing Motorcade back in 2004, after buying a pitch fr...
Tags: Mexico, Los Angeles, United States, Sony, Dreamworks, Secret Service, Tom Cruise, Ryan Reynolds, Grey, Ray, Ryan, Arlington, Robert Rodat, Len Wiseman, Carnahan, Craig Mitchell


Podcast: Screenwriter Walter Parkes on how fiction can inspire change

The noted screenwriter-turned-film producer who’s behind many famous hacker movies – 'Sneakers' and 'WarGames' – discusses how fiction can encourage leaders to enact policy changes. 
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Podcast: Screenwriter Walter Parkes on how fiction can inspire change

The noted screenwriter-turned-film producer who’s behind many famous hacker movies – 'Sneakers' and 'WarGames' – discusses how fiction can encourage leaders to enact policy changes. 
Tags: Walter Parkes