Fresh from shepherding the "X-Men" franchise for over a decade, Simon Kinberg has signed on to write and produce Universal's feature adaptation of the sci-fi franchise "Battlestar Galactica," Variety has confirmed. Kinberg is joining producer Dylan Clark ("The Batman," "War for the Planet of the Apes"), who has long overseen development on a "BSG" movie […]
"Ghostbusters: Afterlife," a sequel to the blockbuster comedy, will hit theaters next summer. The movie is now expected to debut on June 11, 2021 -- exactly 37 years after the original. Like nearly every film slated for 2020, Sony has hopscotched the release date for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" multiple times during the pandemic. It was originally […]
Get ready to say "Candyman" in 2021. After numerous delays, Universal and MGM's reboot of the supernatural slasher film is scheduled to hit theaters on Aug. 27, 2021. Jordan Peele wrote "Candyman," which was directed by Nia DaCosta. Like many films slated for this year, "Candyman" had to postpone its debut numerous times during the […]
Dominic West is one of the final key players joining "The Crown." Sources tell Variety that West is in late-stage discussions for the role, though the deal isn't done. The actor would play Charles in the final two seasons of the Netflix drama. He will star opposite Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana. Seasons 5 and […]
Nearly 200 film posters and more than 100 books will also be made available across four Bond On Bond Street sales by Sotheby's.
Letitia Wright has admitted it will be “strange” to make a Black Panther sequel without co-star Chadwick Boseman as she spoke of her grief at his death.The London-born actress, 26, had her big Hollywood break in the Marvel superhero movie alongside Boseman, who died of colon cancer in August aged 43. The actor had not talked about his cancer battle in public.
MGM has launched development on a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic with Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani producing through their Hillman Grad banner, along with Sight Unseen’s Julia Lebedev and Eddie Vaisman. The untitled project is based on the 1996 biography "Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father," written by Davis’ daughter Tracey Davis and Dolores A. Barclay. David Matthews […]
Amazon has given a series order to their planned adaptation of the horror film "I Know What You Did Last Summer," Variety has learned. Development of the series was first reported last year. The YA series is described as a modern take on the hit 1997 horror film. In a town full of secrets, a […]
When Pedro Pascal was roughly 4 years old, he and his family went to see the 1978 hit movie "Superman," starring Christopher Reeve. Pascal's young parents had come to live in San Antonio after fleeing their native Chile during the rise of dictator Augusto Pinochet in the mid-1970s. Taking Pascal and his older sister to […]
A short-lived sense of security from plummeting coronavirus cases prompted several global-facing projects in the U.K. to restart over the summer, but as the threat of new COVID-19 restrictions looms large, the industry is rushing to crank out film and TV productions this fall, in what could be the last gasp for production in 2020. […]
Maureen Lipman has enjoyed a varied career on stage and screen spanning more than 50 years.The 74-year-old actress, who has been made a dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to charity, entertainment and the arts, has been a regular presence on TV since the 1960s.
Cary Fukunaga has signed on to direct the first three episodes of the upcoming Apple World War II drama "Masters of the Air," Variety has confirmed. He will also join the show's producing team. In addition, Fukunaga is nearing a first-look deal with Apple through his production company, Parliament of Owls. Under the deal, Fukunaga and […]
David Fincher's new movie "Mank" released its first trailer on Thursday. Along with the footage, Netflix also announced that the film is headed to theatres in November and will be available on their streaming platform on Dec. 4. It marks Fincher's first movie since 2014's "Gone Girl." The black-and-white biopic follows the life of screenwriter […]
"Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" fans will be able to see Middle Earth like never before. The legendary fantasy movies from director Peter Jackson are now getting the 4K ultra high-definition Blu-ray treatment. Announced by "Lord of the Rings" star Sean Astin, a.k.a. Samwise Gamgee himself, the buffed-up movies will be available on Dec. […]
Slinky -- the popular springy children's toy -- is getting the Hollywood treatment. Tamra Davis, the filmmaker of "Billy Madison" and "Half Baked," is set to direct "Slinky," a movie based on the true story behind the inception of the playroom staple. Though the Slinky was created by Richard James, the film will center on […]
Between the cascade of release date changes announced by Warner Bros. yesterday — including moving "Dune" to Oct. 1, 2021, "The Batman" to March 4, 2022 and "The Flash" to Nov. 4, 2022 — and Disney's announcement on Sept. 23 that the studio was moving the bulk of its 2020 feature releases to 2021, it's […]
"GLOW" will not proceed with Season 4 at Netflix as planned, Variety has confirmed. The Emmy-nominated Netflix comedy series about a troupe of female professional wrestlers had originally been renewed for a fourth and final season, but plans for that season have now been scrapped due to production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve […]
Sir Michael Palin says comedians cannot be told that some jokes are off-limits, and stifling comedy by decree is “dangerous”.The Monty Python star, 77, who is looking back at some of his famous, globe-trotting adventures in a new BBC show, said he objects to humour which “bullies and belittles”.
HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures are back in production on Steven Soderbergh's period crime drama "No Sudden Move," with David Harbour, Noah Jupe and Brendan Fraser joining previously announced stars Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro. The cast also includes Amy Seimetz, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin, Bill Duke, Frankie Shaw and Julia […]
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have reportedly welcomed their first child together.The couple, who first started dating in 2016, are proud parents to a baby son named River, according to one of Phoenix’s former collaborators.
Japanese actress Takeuchi Yuko was found dead by her husband, actor Nakabayashi Taiki, in their Tokyo apartment early Sunday morning. Forty years old at the time of her death, she was the mother of two, including an infant boy who was born in January. While Takeuchi left no note, death by suicide is being presumed. If that […]