If movie theaters are banking on Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" to ride to their rescue, they may have to wait a lot longer for help. That's the takeaway from a new note by Eric Handler, a leading exhibition industry analyst with MKM Partners, who predicts that there's a "low likelihood" that "Tenet" will open on Aug. […]
The university attended by John Wayne will remove an exhibit honouring the star in view of 'promoting antiracist cultural values and experiences'
Holy cinematic mystery, Batman! Last week, writer Marc Bernardin ("Castle Rock," "Star Trek: Picard") tweeted that he'd heard from "VERY good authority" that a 170-minute cut of the 1995 superhero blockbuster "Batman Forever" from the late director Joel Schumacher exists, but that Warner Bros. was "unsure if there's any hunger for what was described to […]
Jarvis Cocker has admitted to wearing his own clothes during his appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.The Pulp frontman makes a surprise appearance in the film as a member of the fictional band The Weird Sisters, who perform at the Yule Ball.
Jude Law may be heading to Neverland. The actor is in talks to play the classic Disney villain, Captain Hook, in the studio's live-action Peter Pan film “Peter Pan & Wendy,” sources tell Variety. “Pete’s Dragon” director David Lowery is on board to direct the project. Lowery co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks, and Jim Whitaker […]
"Westworld" star Thandie Newton revealed several stories about shocking behavior she's encountered from Hollywood executives and creatives over the course of her career in a provocative interview with Vulture. The actor cited incidents ranging from press coverage of her alleged sexual assault to what she remembers as a racist encounter with former Sony Pictures head […]
Brad Pitt is set to star in action-thriller “Bullet Train” for Sony Pictures, sources tell Variety. David Leitch will direct and will supervise the script, which will be written by Zak Olkewicz. Since directing the "Fast & Furious" spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw," Leitch had been taking his time in picking his next film, and only […]
On Tuesday, Johnny Depp's libel trial against the publisher of The Sun newspaper starts in London. Here are seven things you need to know: 1. The Main Players Judge Andrew Nicol will preside in the graystone Victorian gothic Royal Courts of Justice in London over the case brought by John Christopher Depp II against Rupert […]
"Star Wars" actor John Boyega will star alongside Jodie Turner-Smith ("Queen & Slim"), Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything") and Jack Reynor ("Midsommar") in thriller "Borderland," to be directed by the Guard Brothers ("The Uninvited'). The film will follow an Irish paramilitary soldier who witnesses the shooting of his wife by an SAS sergeant and […]
UPDATED: "Hamilton" delivered for Disney Plus -- with the musical movie of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s reimagining of the founding father's life spurring a spike in app downloads over its July 4th weekend debut. The movie premiered on the Disney Plus streaming service on Friday, July 3. From Friday through Sunday, the Disney Plus app was downloaded […]
In February, Netflix began to feature daily Top 10 lists on its user interface to showcase what films and television shows had the highest streaming numbers. Although the feature doesn't include exact numbers, it offers a glimpse into what is being watched on Netflix, which has historically held its data close to the chest. While […]
Ron Howard’s “Apollo 13” celebrated its 25th anniversary on June 30. With the help of post house Digital Domain, the 1995 film depicted a 1970 space mission that turned into a fight for survival after an oxygen tank exploded in the service module. Variety looked up Kelly Port (“Avengers: Endgame”) and Matthew Butler (“Ready Player […]
Disney has rolled back on plans to release a 4K version of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” in theaters, Variety has confirmed. The decision comes just weeks after it was revealed a 4K edition of the film would form part of U.K. cinemas' reopening slate. While "The Empire Strikes Back" will still be screened in […]
Ex-Superman actor Dean Cain has left fans scratching their heads after a bizarre interview in which he compared “cancel culture” to George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984.Cain, 53, is best-known for starring in a TV series about the superhero in the nineties and during an appearance on Fox News, he claimed the show would be censored if it was airing nowadays.
Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have set their sights on creating another expansive sci-fi series. The "Westworld" duo are developing a show at Amazon based on the "Fallout" video game franchise. Their Kilter Films banner is producing the project which has a series commitment penalty attached, meaning it would go directly to series if Amazon […]
"Aquaman" himself, Jason Momoa, is in negotiations to star as Frosty the Snowman in a movie for Warner Bros. Momoa will voice Frosty in the live-action/CG hybrid. Framestore UK will do the animation. Momoa will also produce with Geoff Johns, and Stampede's Greg Silverman and Jon Berg. David Berenbaum, who collaborated with Berg on "Elf," […]
Streaming giant Netflix has closed a worldwide rights deal for Aaron Sorkin's star-studded "The Trial of the Chicago 7" from Cross Creek Pictures for release later this year. Variety first reported on June 20 that Netflix was in negotiations for the property. The drama recaps the trial that followed what were intended to be peaceful […]