The makers of the new biopic of J.R.R Tolkien has hit back after the Lord of the Rings writer's estate distanced itself from the production.
Mary Poppins Returns debuts at Number 1 with the second highest weekly sales of the year so far. The 2018 sequel to the much-loved 1964 Disney classic has racked up over 280,000 sales on disc and digital formats. The only film to surpass this figure in a week is 2019's biggest seller so far, Bohemian Rhapsody which holds at Number 3 on this week's chart. Starring Emily Blunt as the titular character, the sequel sees beloved nanny Mary Poppins return to London during the Depression to visit now-grown Jane and Michael Banks (Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw), who have suffered a personal loss. With the aid of her cheerful lamplighter friend Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Mary tries to help the family – now including Michael’s three children – to rediscover the joy and wonder that’s been missing. Meanwhile, the original Mary Poppins (1964) enjoys a resurgence as it floats up to Number 21 on this week's chart. It has now sold over 2.1 million copies on disc and digital download in total. Last week’s Number 1 Aquaman bobs down one place to Number 2. Ralph Breaks The Internet drops two to 4, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald remains at 5. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hangs in the Top 10 at Number 6. A Star Is Born celebrates its tenth week in the Top 10, this week climbing one place to Number 7, while Venom takes over this week’s Number 8 position. Ahead of the cinematic release of Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War returns to the Top 10 after climbing six places to Number 9 Finally, a second appearance from Disney’s magical nanny as the boxset of Mary Poppins/Mary Poppins Returns debuts at Number 10. This week's Official Film Chart online show contains a sneak peek at Bumblebee, a prequel to the Transformers films which is available to download & keep from April 29.
The Academy has spoken, and films made exclusively for streaming services willstill be recognised at the Oscars
Gary Dauberman will write the script for New Line Cinema’s big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot,” which James Wan, Roy Lee and Mark Wolper will produce.King wrote the novel in 1975, only his second to be published at the time. It follows a writer who returns to the town of Jerusalem’s Lot, where he lived as a young boy, only to discover everyone he used to know is now a vampire. It was also King’s first book to top the New York Times Bestseller list. In 1979, Tobe Hooper directed a “Salem’s Lot” TV movie, while a miniseries was released in 2004.Dauberman will also executive produce the project.Also Read: How 'Aquaman' Director James Wan Created the Underwater World: Rigs, Wigs and Visual EffectsDauberman just wrapped his directorial debut “Annabelle Comes Home” for New Line, and his recent credits include the screenplays for “It,” “The Nun,” “Annabelle” and “Hell Hath No Fury.” He also wrote the screenplay for “It: Chapter Two” and “Swamp Thing.” “It” broke box office records when it was released in September 2017 and has since become the highest-grossing horror movie of all time.“Salem’s Lot” will be Dauberman’s sixth theatrical collaboration with New Line. His most recent producing venture with the production studio, “The Curse of La Llorona,” debuted over Easter weekend with a $26.3 million opening.Also Read: 'Train to Busan' Remake: James Wan and Gary Dauberman in Talks at New LineWan is a hot commodity at Warner Bros., especially given his recent success with “Aquaman.” The movie starring Jason Momoa made $1.5 billion worldwide after it opened in December 2018. He also directed two of “The Conjuring” films for Warner Bros./New Line.Dauberman is represented by Lars Theriot of Industry Entertainment, Kathleen Remington of ICM Partners, and Eric Suddleson of Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson. Wan is represented by Paradigm, Mortimer PR, Stacey Testro International and attorney David Fox.Read original story Gary Dauberman to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot,’ James Wan to Produce At TheWrap
Leonardo DiCaprio is in negotiations to star in Fox Searchlight's "Nightmare Alley," Guillermo del Toro's follow-up to his Oscar-winning film "The Shape of Water." Del Toro will direct the pic and co-wrote the script with Kim Morgan. "Nightmare Alley" is being produced and financed by del Toro and J. Miles Dale with TSG Entertainment, with […]
Ben Affleck will star in and direct the Universal Pictures caper "Ghost Army," based on the book "The Ghost Army of World War II," written by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles, as well as the documentary "Ghost Army." It's unclear when the movie will go into production as it's still in development and Affleck is […]
Will Smith has been de-aged through the miracles of CGI for his new sci-fi thriller 'Gemini Man', in which he is pursued by his younger self.
Patrick Schwarzenegger has revealed that it was a man-to-man chat with his dad Arnold Schwarzenegger that persuaded him to stop smoking weed.
With two episodes of Line Of Duty left in the current series, bosses haveannounced a new key player who will play a pivotal role in the action that'sstill to come
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said that the procedures it used to expel director Roman Polanski were 'fair and reasonable'.