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Mega Man, Magic: The Gathering & Sims Movies All Cancelled by Disney?

  • MovieWeb
Update: A representative for Walt Disney Studios has personally reached out to confirm that this story is not true. It is 100% fake news that Disney has canceled over 300 movies reportedly in development. The story originated from a fake list of film titles that someone posted on an Imgur account. Neither Disney nor Fox would have 'hundreds' of movies in development all at one time, and it is noted that if true, no studio would just storm in and cancel everything in one fail swoop. As for the fates of Mega Man, Magic: The Gathering and The Sims Movie, we haven't had an update on those in a while, and all three could very well actually happen in the future.

Original story: Several planned video game based movies in the works will no longer see the light of day, as Disney has unplugged a handful of them in one fell swoop.
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‘Paranormal Activity 4’ Directors Developing ‘Home Alone’-esque Movie Set in Bali

Paranormal Activity 4 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are attached to direct an untitled new project for Paramount Players and Matt Kaplan's Ace Entertainment that is being described as Home Alone meets Catch Me If You Can. That's the kind of irresistible combination that will hopefully inspire you to keep reading this article, and maybe even prompt you to see the movie! Brendan O'Brien (Neighbors) wrote the script, which is based on the true story of a 12-year-old Australian boy who tricked his family, stole his mom's credit card, and took off on …
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‘The Matrix’ Actor Collin Chou Joins Netflix’s ‘The Half of It’; ‘Sabrina’s Abigail Cowen Cast In ‘I Still Believe’; Jim Klock Set For ‘The 24th’

  • Deadline
‘The Matrix’ Actor Collin Chou Joins Netflix’s ‘The Half of It’; ‘Sabrina’s Abigail Cowen Cast In ‘I Still Believe’; Jim Klock Set For ‘The 24th’
Collin Chou, best known for his role as Seraph from The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, will play Edwin Chiu in the Netflix film, The Half of It, written and directed by Alice Wu. The project, the follow up to Wu’s 2004 film, Saving Face, the pic navigates the struggles of an immigrant family against the backdrop of an Americana teenage angst romantic comedy. The plot is said to be a modern day Cyrano-meets-Pygmalion centered on a shy, introverted, Chinese-American, straight-a student who finds herself helping the school jock woo the girl they both secretly love. In the process, each teaches the other about the nature of love as they find a connection in the most unlikely of places. Chou’s Edwin Chiu is struggling immigrant father of Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) who was a highly educated engineer whose promising career was derailed by his poor English skills when he moved to America.
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Luca Guadagnino Defends Woody Allen and Calls Kyle MacLachlan ‘the Eternal Masculine’

Luca Guadagnino Defends Woody Allen and Calls Kyle MacLachlan ‘the Eternal Masculine’
By my count, Luca Guadagnino has directed a dozen short films, both documentaries and commercials. This year’s “The Staggering Girl” marks the director’s first invitation from Cannes. He sent the 35-minute, 35mm short — financed by Rai Cinema and Valentino — to his friend Paolo Moretti, who promptly invited it to Directors Fortnight. “I’m a Venice man,” said Guadagnino. “I am a nouvelle vague person, this is my first time. I felt at home. Maybe this is the beginning of a new phase for me.”

The admitted workaholic loves shooting shorts between longer projects, as a way to stay creative, playful, and busy as well as enabling him to afford directing films such as the Oscar-winning “Call Me By Your Name.” His most beloved work could still see a sequel with the October publication of Andre Aciman’s sequel, “Find Me.” “We have the rights, it’s all cool,
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

Luca Guadagnino Defends Woody Allen and Calls Kyle MacLachlan ‘the Eternal Masculine’

Luca Guadagnino Defends Woody Allen and Calls Kyle MacLachlan ‘the Eternal Masculine’
By my count, Luca Guadagnino has directed a dozen short films, both documentaries and commercials. This year’s “The Staggering Girl” marks the director’s first invitation from Cannes. He sent the 35-minute, 35mm short — financed by Rai Cinema and Valentino — to his friend Paolo Moretti, who promptly invited it to Directors Fortnight. “I’m a Venice man,” said Guadagnino. “I am a nouvelle vague person, this is my first time. I felt at home. Maybe this is the beginning of a new phase for me.”

The admitted workaholic loves shooting shorts between longer projects, as a way to stay creative, playful, and busy as well as enabling him to afford directing films such as the Oscar-winning “Call Me By Your Name.” His most beloved work could still see a sequel with the October publication of Andre Aciman’s sequel, “Find Me.” “We have the rights, it’s all cool,
See full article at Indiewire »

Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt join Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

  • HeyUGuys
Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have signed up to join the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s historical drama ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’.

The story focuses on the infamous 1969 trial of a group of counterculture protesters charged with conspiracy and inciting a riot following the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Also in the news – Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ renewed for season 2

Rogen and Gordon-Levitt will join a cast of Eddie Redmayne who plays play, anti-war activist, Tom Hayden, Sascha Baron Cohen as Youth International Party co-founder Abbie Hoffman, Jonathan Majors as Bobby Seale, Alex Sharp as activist, Rennie Davis. Rogan will play the role of fellow founding Yip member, Jerry Rubin while Gordon-Levitt will play prosecuting attorney, Richard Schultz. It’s also reported that Michael Keaton is wanted for the role of William Kunstler.

Sorkin has penned the script and will take the director chair, so expect a serving of meaty and clever dialogue.
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Netflix Acquired The Rights to The True Life Creepy Story of The Watcher

In 2015 a creepy-ass stalker who called himself The Watcher, terrorized a family forcing them to move out of their dream home. Now, Hollywood is looking to cash in on this true life horror story and at the same time help the family that was affected.

There were six major studios locked in a bidding war for the feature film rights to this story and Netflix ended up winning. This is apparently one of the biggest material deals that has been made in Hollywood this year.

According to Deadline, “Netflix will pay seven figures for a rights package that includes an article by Reeves Wiedeman published on New York Magazine’s website The Cut, and the rights of the beleaguered homeowners who’ve lived this nightmare for four years.”

Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Paranormal Activity 3 and 4) are attached to direct. You can read all about the true story
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Netflix Wins Heated Auction For Film Rights To Dream House Nightmare Tale ‘The Watcher’

  • Deadline
Exclusive: After a ferocious bidding battle that involved six studios, Netflix is closing a feature rights deal to The Watcher, an article about the true story of a creepy stalker whose menacing letters kept a family from moving into their New Jersey dream house. Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman are attached to direct. Screen Arcade’s Eric Newman (Narcos) and Bryan Unkeless will produce through their first look Netflix deal.

This is shaping up to be one of the biggest material deals this year, especially for a magazine article, and Netflix will pay seven figures for a rights package that includes an article by Reeves Wiedeman published on New York Magazine’s website The Cut, and the rights of the beleaguered homeowners who’ve lived this nightmare for four years.

The article auctioned by CAA created a stampede for the movie rights in an auction that has been vigorous all week.
See full article at Deadline »

Casey Neistat Books Part In Netflix Film With Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

YouTuber-filmmaker Casey Neistat took a three-week hiatus from his vlog channel to try out his acting chops in a forthcoming Netflix blockbuster.

Neistat flew to New Orleans to film the cameo, he recounts in a vlog documenting the experience (below). The as-yet-untitled sci-fi feature is being helmed by directing duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Joost and Schulman’s previous features include the documentary Catfish, the 2016 thriller Nerve, and both Paranormal Activity 3 and 4.

Their latest project is set to star Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rodrigo Santoro, Dominique Fishback, and Machine Gun Kelly. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the feature -- whose original title was Power -- is set in Portland and centers around a drug that gives people a range of superpowers, resulting in an epidemic of sorts. Gordon-Levitt will play a cop who realizes that he must take the drug in order to fight addicts and
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Bree Condon To Play Kimberly Guilfoyle In Jay Roach Fox News Film; Chelsea Harris Books ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

  • Deadline
Bree Condon To Play Kimberly Guilfoyle In Jay Roach Fox News Film; Chelsea Harris Books ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
Bree Condon (The Haves and the Have Nots) will play Kimberly Guilfoyle, news personality and former co-host of Fnc’s The Five, in Jay Roach’s untitled Fox News film about the women who rose up against the late Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes. Guilfoyle, who began her career at Fox News in 2006, left the network earlier this year with reports alleging that she was pushed amid accusations of sexual misconduct. Currently, in production, the film stars John Lithgow as Ailes, Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, Margot Robbie as Kayla Pospisil, Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, and Allison Janney as lawyer Susan Estrich. Bron Studios is co-financing and producing the pic while Lionsgate is selling international and closing a deal to co-finance and distribute domestic on the movie. Condon is repped by Nu Talent Agency, Principal Entertainment La, and Myman Greenspan.

Actress Chelsea Harris has booked her first studio feature
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Devil May Cry Series Coming from Castlevania Showrunner Adi Shankar

John Saavedra Nov 17, 2018

Castlevania executive producer is working on a Devil May Cry animated series!

Castlevania executive producer Adi Shankar is working on a new Devil May Cry animated series, according to IGN. While Shankar revealed very little about the series during an interview with the outlet, he did confirm that Devil May Cry will join Castlevania in his "bootleg multiverse."

Shankar didn't share what network or streaming service will be airing the show nor did he name any collaborators on the project. At the moment, all we know is that Shankar acquired the rights to adapt Devil May Cry "so the jabronis in Hollywood don’t fuck this one up, too."

The producer tweeted a picture regarding the announcement captioned, "Open for business."

Open for business. pic.twitter.com/TCT5JH9fXz

— Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) November 16, 2018

Shankar has a pretty busy slate ahead in terms of video game adaptations.
See full article at Den of Geek »

The 20 Best Horror Films of the Last 20 Years

  • Variety
The 20 Best Horror Films of the Last 20 Years
Twenty years, in terms of horror films, doesn’t sound all that long. Yet it adds up to a generation, and the list below reflects that. It’s a catalog of the cinematic fears and obsessions that define an era. The list is also destined to start a few fights. So feel free to object, and to point out the dozens of terrific films I left out.

20. The Babadook (2014)

It’s scrappy and, at times, a little short on atmosphere, but Jennifer Kent’s sinister maternal psychodrama puts you inside the head of a woman on the verge like no horror film since “Repulsion.” It’s set in Australia, where Amelia (Essie Davis) was widowed in a car crash the night she gave birth to her son (Noah Wiseman), who is now six. (Her husband was driving.) The son is deeply troubled, but not nearly so much as his mother,
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Rodrigo Santoro, Amy Landecker, Colson Baker & More Join Jamie Foxx/Joseph Gordon-Levitt Netflix Film

  • Deadline
Rodrigo Santoro, Amy Landecker, Colson Baker & More Join Jamie Foxx/Joseph Gordon-Levitt Netflix Film
Exclusive: Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld), Amy Landecker (Transparent), Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly (Nerve), Allen Maldonado (The Last O.G.), Andrene Ward-Hammond (The Hate U Give), and Kyanna Simpson (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) have signed on as the supporting cast of the Netflix’s yet-to-be-titled sci-fi thriller. Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback are set as leads in the film which will be directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.

Mattson Tomlin penned the screenplay. Filmmakers are staying mum on plot details. Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade are producing the project as part of their first look deal with Netflix.

Santoro, who most recently cast in the Hulu pilot Reprisal, is repped by ICM. Landecker, last seen on the big screen in the Sundance film, A Kid Like Jake, is repped by ICM and Gotham Group. Baker, repped by Paradigm, Ashleigh VeVerka, Byron Kirkland, and James McMillan,
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Now Casting: Play a Deli Employee in a Netflix Sci-Fi Feature Film Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt + 3 More Gigs

In today’s casting roundup, be featured in an upcoming Netflix sci-fi feature starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx in a background role. Plus, a new half-hour dark comedy series is casting a lead role, and two campaigns and agencies are seeking models. Untitled Henry Joost/Ariel Schulman Sci-fi PROJECTAn untitled Netflix sci-fi feature film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx is now a background role. An Asian male actor, aged 65 or older, is wanted to portray a deli employee. The role will shoot on Oct. 17 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Some pay will be provided. Apply here! “All’S Well”Join the cast of “All’s Well,” a new half-hour dark comedy series centered around three friends from college struggling through their twenties. A female actor, aged 25–35, is wanted to play the lead role of Sydney, a seemingly put-together 29-year-old who is struggling financially. There is also a supporting role for a male actor,
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Capcom officially announces live-action Mega Man movie

If you cast your mind back to summer 2017, you may recall that it was reported that Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3 and 4 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman were in talks to write and direct a live-action Mega Man movie, and now Capcom has officially announced that the Blue Bomber is heading to the big screen.

The Mega Man film will be written and directed by Joost and Schulman, with Masi Oka (Heroes) producing for 20th Century Fox. According to Capcom’s press release, the video game publisher “aims to appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for.”

Since the launch of the original Mega Man on the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1987, the franchise
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Netflix signs overall deal with 'Narcos' showrunner Eric Newman

Netflix signs overall deal with 'Narcos' showrunner Eric Newman
Deal is in addition to that with Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade.

Netflix has signed a multi-year overall deal for TV series with Narcos writer and executive producer Eric Newman.

The deal comes in addition to the feature film overall deal that Netflix signed in March with Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ new company Screen Arcade.

Newman’s history with Netflix goes back to 2013, when, as executive producer, he brought the global streamer its second original series, Hemlock Grove. The following year Newman brought Netflix Narcos, which he conceived and packaged and on which he continues to serve as writer,
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Capcom Finalizes Deal to Turn ‘Mega Man’ Into Live-Action Film

  • Variety
Capcom Thursday announced that it will be adapting “Mega Man” into a live-action Hollywood film, confirming news first reported in July that “Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman were in final negotiations to direct and write the script.

The film, currently under the working title “Mega Man,” will be written and directed by Joost and Schulman and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Additionally, it will be produced by Chernin Entertainment and Masi Oka. While there are no details regarding what kind of narrative the film will follow, Capcom states that it will be aiming to appeal to a “diverse audience” that includes gamers as well as fans of action movies. It will maintain the “world” of “Mega Man” games, but incorporate the production values and entertainment factors that Hollywood releases are typically known for, according to Capacom.

This new film endeavor is part of Capcom’s plans to “increase
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‘Narcos’ Showrunner Eric Newman Signs Overall TV Deal with Netflix

  • The Wrap
“Narcos” showrunner Eric Newman has signed an overall series deal with Netflix, TheWrap has confirmed. The multi-year deal is in addition to his previously announced feature film overall deal via Screen Arcade with the streamer.

In addition to “Narcos,” which has its fourth season dropping next month, Newman has worked on several other Netflix projects including the platform’s second-ever original series, “Hemlock Grove.” He also produced “Bright” starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton.

Newman’s multiple other credits include the Oscar-nominated “Children of Men,” Zack Snyder’s reimagining of “Dawn of The Dead,” “The Last Exorcism,” and “In Time.”

Also Read: Real-Life 'Narcos' Agents Graduate From Cocaine to Opioids With New Docu-Series

The industry veteran is also producing Netflix’s upcoming untitled sci-fi movie from Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman through his company Screen Arcade. That movie stars Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback.

The upcoming fourth season
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Eric Newman Inks Overall TV Series Deal With Netflix

  • Deadline
Netflix continues to expand its relationship with Eric Newman. The streaming network has signed a multi-year overall series deal with the Narcos executive producer and showrunner. It is in addition to the feature film overall deal Netflix made in March with Newman, Bryan Unkeless and their newly launched Screen Arcade.

The dual film-tv deal reflects Newman’s track record at Netflix where he has been behind a hit TV series, Narcos, and a hit original movie, Bright.

Newman’s first project at Netflix was Hemlock Grove, the second original series that the Internet network commissioned. That was followed by the global hit Narcos, on which Newman has been executive producer since the start and showrunner since Season 2.

Newman’s feature credits also include the Alfonso Cuaron-directed Children of Men, the Zack Snyder-directed Dawn of the Dead, The Last Exorcism and In Time.

Via Screen Arcade, Newman is producing Netflix
See full article at Deadline »

Eric Newman Signs Netflix Series Deal

  • Variety
Showrunner and writer Eric Newman has signed a multi-year series overall deal with Netflix. The series deal is in addition to Newman’s previously announced Netflix feature film overall agreement through Screen Arcade.

Newman served as a producer on the Netflix original feature film “Bright” and as an executive producer on Netflix original series “Narcos.” His previous film productions include the “Children of Men,” Zack Snyder’s reimagining of “Dawn of The Dead,” “The Last Exorcism,” and “In Time.” Newman has a longstanding relationship with Netflix, having brought the company “Hemlock Grove,” its second ever original program produced. He following that up with “Narcos,” which he conceived, packaged, and brought to the streaming service in 2014 and on which he continues to serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer.

Through his company Screen Arcade, Newman is also producing Netflix’s untitled sci-fi movie from Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, starring Jamie Foxx,
See full article at Variety »
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