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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Poster and Photos Arrive, Trailer Coming Monday

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Poster and Photos Arrive, Trailer Coming Monday
Ghostbusters: Afterlife has revealed a brand new poster and some new plot details ahead of the launch of the upcoming sequel's first trailer. In the poster, the Ecto-1 can be seen racing towards a dark storm with the Summer 2020 release date featured on the bottom of the image. Also confirmed in the caption of the tweet is the official release date for the trailer, which will launching on Monday, Dec. 9. You can take a look at the announcement and poster below.

#Ghostbusters arriving Summer 2020. Trailer Monday. pic.twitter.com/wpmEgRjYpn

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Though Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set in the same universe as the original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, it will introduce a new family into the story with an all new cast. This includes Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) as the mom, Callie, with Mckenna Grace as her science-obsessed daughter Phoebe and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as her gearhead son Trevor.
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‘Ghostbusters’ Revival Gets a New Title and Reveals Plot Details

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‘Ghostbusters’ Revival Gets a New Title and Reveals Plot Details
Jason Reitman’s “Ghostbusters” sequel and reboot has a new title ahead of a trailer set to drop on Monday. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” will open in theaters July, 10, 2020.

Reitman takes over directing duties from his father Ivan Reitman, and the new film stars Carrie Coon, ​​​​​Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd.

Vanity Fair had a first look at Rudd, Wolfhard and Grace in the film, which is set in modern day and ties back into the “Manhattan Crossrip of 1984,” or the giant cataclysm that the Ghostbusters had to stop and that spawned a giant marshmallow man demolishing New York.

Also Read: Ghostbusters Are Back in First Teaser for Jason Reitman's Sequel (Video)

Now Rudd’s students, played by Wolfhard and Grace, seem to think the whole thing was a myth or a legend, and Rudd, who only remembers the event from being a child, is finding it hard to believe the Ghostbusters were ever real.
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First Ghostbusters: Afterlife Photos Reveal The Return Of The Ecto-1

The Ghostbusters franchise hasn’t had the easiest time as of late, to put it lightly. For one, Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot was mercilessly bashed by trolls online and ultimately fizzled out at the box office, losing a lot of money for Sony in the process, who’d been banking pretty heavily on its success.

As for Ghostbusters 3, the project had been stuck in development hell for decades until finally, Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan, hopped on board to co-write and helm what we now know is called Ghostbusters: Afterlife. And with the first trailer arriving on Monday, we at last have our very first look at the movie thanks to the images in the gallery down below. They don’t reveal a whole lot, but we do get a glimpse of Paul Rudd’s character along with the return of the Ecto-1.

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First Images and Details on Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

Although I personally quite liked Paul Feig’s 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, the film was a lightning rod of controversy for man-babies and Sony spent too much money on it, so the film’s lukewarm box office wasn’t enough to warrant a sequel. But since IP is everything, Sony didn’t let the property lay dormant and brought on Jason Reitman, the Oscar-nominated son of original director Ivan Reitman, to handle a legacyquel. Now we have the first details, images, and official title: Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Vanity Fair reports that the new story will follow Carrie Coon (Gone Girl) …
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Fox Developing Remakes Of UK Drama ‘Silent Witness’ To Star Melissa Leo & Comedy ‘This Country’ From Paul Feig

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Fox has put into development two British adaptations – remakes of crime drama Silent Witness and off-beat comedy This Country — with significant commitments.

The network has handed a script plus penalty to Silent Witness to star The Fighter’s Melissa Leo, who will exec produce alongside Outlander writer Joy Blake and Kim and Eric Tannenbaum, and a put pilot commitment to This Country from Sex and the City writer and producer Jenny Bicks and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.

Both shows come via Lionsgate’s deal with BBC Studios, which has already seen NBC hand a put pilot commitment to an adaptation of Channel 4 comedy Home and CBS develop a remake of BBC comedy Ghosts.

Silent Witness (left) is a long-running British crime legal drama. Created by Nigel McCrery, it has aired on the British public broadcaster since 1996 with 22 seasons. It follows two determined women with conflicting methodologies and their team
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Melissa Leo, Paul Feig Set Projects at Fox

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Fox Entertainment has set up a pair of projects with Lionsgate and BBC Studio — one drama and one comedy.

Oscar winner Melissa Leo will star in the drama project, “Silent Witness,” which has received a script commitment with a penalty attached at the broadcaster.

Based on the BBC format, “Silent Witness” follows two determined women with conflicting methodologies and their team while working for the Chief Medical Examiner in the shadow of a major departmental scandal involving corruption at the highest levels. With external biased pressures from all sides, they must use their scientific expertise to unravel clues in mysterious deaths while maintaining complete independence.

Leo will executive produce in addition to starring. Joy Blake will write and executive produce. Kim and Eric Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Company will also executive produce along with Angie Stephenson of BBC Studios. Jason Wang of The Tannenbaum Company will co-executive produce.

The comedy project,
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Ghostbusters 3 Title Finally Confirmed Ahead Of First Trailer

We’ve heard for a while now that the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot was going to be called Ghostbusters: Afterlife. That was according to an Italian website and while Sony has yet to officially announce anything, it seems as if the outlet was right all along.

The title of the new film has been confirmed this week by the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification), but sadly, we don’t know much about what the story will entail just yet. Only that it’ll go by the moniker Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The BBFC have also added that the first trailer will be due out soon, which is said to clock in at just under two and a half minutes. And while we don’t have an exact date for it at the moment, current speculation points to next week for when it’ll land.

Ghostbusters 3 Set Photos Reveal The Return Of The
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First Ghostbusters 2020 Trailer Will Be Here Any Day Now

In what’s shaping up to be a huge week for trailer releases, the UK’s British Board of Film Classification (h/t TrailerTrack) has just rated a first-look teaser for Ghostbusters 2020.

Said to be titled Afterlife, the Jason Reitman-directed sequel is scheduled for a primetime summer release on July 10th, meaning this trailer will officially jump-start the proton pack hype machine.

According to TrailerTrack, Ghostbusters: Afterlife‘s debut trailer has been timed with the global release of Jumanji: The Next Level – another continuation of a beloved franchise – and with UK screenings of the latter blockbuster scheduled for this coming weekend, Afterlife’s teaser ought to be online any day now. It’s really a question of when, rather than if.

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Bo Report: Hot start for ‘Frozen 2’ while ‘Knives Out’ is sharp

‘Knives Out.’

Disney’s Frozen 2 dominated the cinema business last weekend without matching its stellar Us results while Studiocanal’s crime caper Knives Out proved to be effective counter-programming.

Meanwhile Rialto launched Adrian Noble’s Mrs Lowry & Son on 43 screens, ringing up $48,000 and a decent $184,000 including revenues from festivals. The English comedy stars Timothy Spall as the artist L.S. Lowry and Vanessa Redgrave as his overbearing mother.

Selina Miles’ feature documentary Martha: A Picture Story, an alternate content release which profiles intrepid American photojournalist Martha Cooper, clocked $15,000 from limited sessions plus $29,000 from festivals for Umbrella Entertainment.

The winner of the Sydney Film Festival Documentary Audience Award, the film follows Cooper as she roams around Berlin, New York and Baltimore and her adventures come to life with archival footage and tales from subjects and peers.

The Aacta Awards to be announced on Wednesday are unlikely to give any box office momentum to the victors,
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Elizabeth Banks to take the helm and star in ‘The Invisible Woman’

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ star and director Elizabeth Banks is set to team with Universal to helm and star in ‘The Invisible Woman’.

The project is an original pitch from Banks which will see Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl On The Train) pen the script. Banks will also produce alongside Max Handelman through their Brownstone Productions, which did the ‘Pitch Perfect’ series and most recently ‘Charlie’s Angels’.

Plot details are currently being kept under wraps but sources say Banks’ pitch is very different from Leigh Whanell’s ‘Invisible Man’.

Also in news – Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ to get an exclusive charity gala screening

After a disastrous start to the Dark Universe with the Tom Cruise led ‘The Mummy’, Universal dropped the idea of an interconnected universe. Universal are now favouring filmmaker passion that has connective tissue to Uni’s Classic Monsters legacy which will see Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’ kick-start the monster universe.
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Everything You Need to Know About The Crazy ‘Last Christmas’ Twist Ending, Explained

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Everything You Need to Know About The Crazy ‘Last Christmas’ Twist Ending, Explained
(Major spoilers ahead, obviously, for the ending of “Last Christmas”)

Christmas movie season is in full swing, having kicked off earlier this month with the theatrical release of “Last Christmas.” While this is a movie that looks at first glance like a bog-standard romantic comedy like the dozens of new Hallmark and Lifetime movies we can watch at home. But trust me when I say that director Paul Feig has delivered something that is not at all what you would expect from the marketing.

I should note before we get into this that I really enjoyed “Last Christmas.” So I’m not writing this as a way of mocking this movie. The twist we’re about to discuss is really wild mostly just because it defies your expectations about what a romantic comedy is and because most folks aren’t going to be coming into this thing expecting any kind of major twist.
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Universal Sets Elizabeth Banks To Direct, Star In ‘Invisible Woman’

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Universal Sets Elizabeth Banks To Direct, Star In ‘Invisible Woman’
Breaking: Universal Pictures has put in development Invisible Woman, from an original pitch by Elizabeth Banks. Banks will direct and star in the film, and The Girl on the Train‘s Erin Cressida Wilson wrote the current draft.

Banks and Max Handelman will produce through their Brownstone Productions, which did the Pitch Perfect series and most recently Charlie’s Angels. Banks directed and co-starred in that recent release. Brownstone’s Alison Small will be executive producer.

It becomes the second disappearing act for Universal, based on the studio’s classic monster character. Blumhouse and Leigh Whannell have completed production on an Invisible Man, with Elisabeth Moss playing the widow of an abusive husband and fears he might still be around, only you can’t see him. I’m told Banks will be the one who turns invisible in the other film. These films are the result of a revamped strategy as
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‘Last Christmas’ Review

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Stars: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Boris Isakovic, Emma Thompson, Maxim Baldry, Michelle Yeoh, Bilal Zafar, Patti LuPone, Lydia Leonard, Rob Delaney, Peter Serafinowicz | Written by Greg Wise, Emma Thompson, Bryony Kimmings | Directed by Paul Feig

Last Christmas doesn’t just leave you asking what went wrong, it leaves you asking what went really, really, really wrong. With Paul Feig as the director, Emma Thompson as the writer and Emilia Clarke as the lead it had everything it needed to be a Christmas classic. In the end it’s another classic disaster.

The plot, as little as there is, tells us the story of Kate, played by Emilia Clarke. Kate is a young woman stuck in a rut of bad decisions, who works as one of Santa’s elves for a department store. When she meets Tom (Henry Golding) her life takes a new turn and she finds a new lease of life.
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Bo Report: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ laps the new releases as ‘Judy & Punch’ struggles

‘Judy & Punch.’

Fox/Chernin Entertainment’s Ford v Ferrari easily retained pole position in another soft weekend at Australian cinemas while Mirrah Foulkes’ writing and directing debut Judy & Punch struggled.

Foulkes’ savage satire starring Damon Herriman and Mia Wasikowska as husband-and-wife puppeteers in an anarchic world has garnered a 79 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes since the world premiere at Sundance.

But critical acclaim often doesn’t reflect cinemagoers’ tastes, particularly for niche titles which are as challenging and dark in tone as this. The Madman Entertainment release fetched $29,000 on 38 screens last weekend and $108,000 with festival screenings.

Cinema Nova’s Natalie Miller says: “I think the title is a bit of a hindrance as people don’t know if it’s a children’s film and would find it quite different and confronting, despite great acting.”

Produced by Michele Bennett, Blue-Tongue Films’ Nash Edgerton and Vice Media Australia’s Danny Gabai,
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Dexter Fletcher set to helm ‘Dracula’ story ‘Renfield’

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The lovable filmmaker Dexter Fletcher is set to tackle an adaptation of ‘Dracula’ story R.M. ‘Renfield’ for Universal Pictures‘ new revamped Monster universe.

‘Renfield’ is a fictional character that appears in Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel ‘Dracula’. He was an inmate at a lunatic asylum who was thought to be suffering from delusions which compel him to eat living creatures in the hope of obtaining their life-force for himself. It later turns out he is actually a servant of Dracula.

Plot details are currently unknown, though it’s believed to take place during the present day and is not a period piece.

Also in news – Noah Hawley enters negotiations to write/direct ‘Star Trek 4’

The original pitch came from ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Robert Kirkman.

After a disastrous start to the Dark Universe with the Tom Cruise led ‘The Mummy’, Universal dropped the idea and subsequently saw Jason Blum
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Dexter Fletcher to Helm Film About Dracula’s Follower Renfield Based on Pitch by Robert Kirkman

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Early this year when it was reported that Leigh Whannell would direct The Invisible Man, it was also revealed that unique takes on other Universal Monsters were also being pitched. Since that time, it's been announced that Paul Feig will direct Dark Army for Universal, and now it's being reported that Dexter Fletcher will direct a movie about Dracula's servant for Universal.

Variety reports that Fletcher will helm Renfield, a movie about the character of the same name from Bram Stoker's Dracula. Fletcher will direct from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty), based on a pitch by Robert Kirkman.

Kirkman will produce the film alongside Skybound Entertainment’s David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst. Variety reveals that Renfield is expected to be set in modern times, with other plot details and a release date yet to be revealed.

In Stoker's classic 1897 novel, R.M. Renfield is
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Last Christmas may be the worst film of the year – so why is it box-office gold?

Written by Emma Thompson, directed by Paul Feig of Bridesmaids, soundtracked by George Michael – and panned by critics. Why are audiences flocking to see it?

Last Christmas, this year’s festive schlockfest, is bad. Oh, it’s bad. It looked Ok on paper: a Christmas romcom written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings, directed by Paul Feig of Bridesmaids, a catchy George Michael soundtrack, a festive Covent Garden setting, Michelle Yeoh – what’s not to love? But it is bad. It is not only one of the worst films of the year, it’s possibly one of the worst films ... ever?

But despite being objectively terrible, it is one of those interesting cinematic phenomena where audience opinions differ greatly from those of critics. Its user score on Rotten Tomatoes is currently 81% (against a 48% critics’ score). In its first week of release, it has knocked Joker, the first film in a
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Dracula's Henchman Renfield Is Getting His Own Universal Monsters Movie

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Universal Monster movie Renfield is on the way. It has just been announced that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is attached to direct. The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman pitched the idea and is on board as a producer. However, this will be pretty different take on the Renfield character that horror fans know. This take on the project is described as a "comedic, lighthearted approach in the vein of Taika Waititi's vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows." Renfield, who is one of Dracula's henchmen, "realizes he is in a bad, co-dependent relationship."

Renfield was introduced in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula as a patient in an asylum. The character has an obsession for drinking blood and believes he will find immortality if he keeps drinking it. Renfield is eternally loyal to Dracula, who supplies him with insects and rats, while also dangling everlasting life in front of him.
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James Wan To Spearhead New Frankenstein Movie At Universal

The Dark Universe franchise is dead; long live the Dark Universe franchise.

Amid news that Universal Pictures is mounting a Renfield movie with Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) at the helm, we now have word that James Wan, he of The Conjuring series, will produce a new Frankenstein film for the studio.

Variety has the scoop, confirming that Wan, a veteran of the modern horror genre, will produce via his Atomic Monster banner, though there’s nary a mention of casting or which direction Frankenstein will take. All we know is that Javier Bardem was once attached to the title role of Mary Shelley’s legendary creation, but that was back in 2017, when Dark Universe was still being touted as a cinematic franchise to rival the biggest names in the game – i.e. The Conjuring universe.

While the McU, Sumc (Sony Universe of Marvel Characters) and Dceu fit the same criteria, they
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‘Renfield’ Movie Will Focus on Dracula’s Bug-Eating Henchman

  • Slash Film
Renfield, the lunatic who loves to eat bugs and pal around with Count Dracula, is getting his own movie. Having failed with their original Dark Universe plan, Universal is now taking risks on stranger projects. One is Leigh Whannell’s creepy-looking and very modern Invisible Man. The other is Paul Feig’s Dark Army. And now here comes Renfield, with Rocketman director Dexter […]

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