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    The Raid's Iko Uwais Joins the Cast as Hard Master in SNAKE EYES

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    Iko Uwais, the star of the bone-crunching Indonesian action movie The Raid and The Raid 2, is in negotiations to suit up for the G.I. Joe spinoff, Snake Eyes. Paramount, Skydance and Hasbro’s movie arm AllSpark Pictures are behind the project that has Robert Schwentke directing.

    Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding is toplining Snake Eyes, playing the titular ninja commando that was a breakout when Hasbro and Marvel Comics relaunched the Joe line in the 1980s.

    Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the script for the solo installment, which is said to center on Snake Eyes seeking revenge for his father’s death by joining a ninja clan and in the process finding acceptance.

    Andre Koji is already set to play Storm Shadow, a ninja who is both Snake Eyes’ blood bother and archenemy.

    Uwais will play Hard Master, Snake Eyes’ tough as nails teacher who is also a skilled sword master.

    Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner are among the producers for the action thriller that shoots in Vancouver and Tokyo this fall.

    Since breaking out with the acclaimed Raid films, Uwais has popped up in several high-profile Hollywood movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22 among them. He last appeared as the villain in this summer’s Stuber opposite Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/h...-talks-join-gi-joe-spinoff-snake-eyes-1237447
     
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    Hayley Atwell Joins Tom Cruise in Christopher McQuarrie's MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7

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    Hayley Atwell has accepted her next mission. The actress, who recently appeared in Avengers: Endgame, is joining the next installment of Paramount and Skydance's Mission: Impossible franchise.

    Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie shared a tease on Instagram Friday, and THR has confirmed Atwell is joining Tom Cruise in the next installment. "Should you choose to accept..." McQuarrie captioned a photo of Atwell Friday. For her part, Atwell responded, "Mission: Accepted. Though I’m not the sort to follow orders..."

    Cruise will reprise his starring role as Ethan Hunt for an upcoming pair of films, with McQuarrie set to return to write and direct the series' seventh and eighth installments. McQuarrie previously directed 2015's Rogue Nation and last year's Fallout, which became the 23-year-old series' highest grossing film yet with $791.1 million globally.

    Atwell is known for playing Peggy Carter in the Captain America films and ABC's Agent Carter. She will reprise her role for an episode of What If... ?, the upcoming animated Marvel Studios series for Disney+. She recently starred in the Bruce Springsteen-inspired film Blinded by the Light, and appeared in last year's Christopher Robin for Disney.

    Paramount has dated the next Mission: Impossible film for July 23, 2021, while the eighth installment will be released on Aug. 5, 2022. In addition to Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson is expected to return.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/h...n-impossible-movie-adds-hayley-atwell-1237580
     
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    Todd Phillip's JOKER Wins the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Film Festival

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    Todd Phillips' Joker took home the Golden Lion top prize in Venice on Saturday night, while Roman Polanski won the second place Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize for An Officer and a Spy.

    Upon receiving the prize, Phillips thanked "Warner Bros. and DC for stepping out of their comfort zone and taking such a bold swing on me and this movie."

    And of the film's star Joaquin Phoenix, who joined Phillips onstage, the director said, "There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin is the fiercest and brightest and most open-minded lion I know. Thank you for trusting me with your insane talent."

    The 76th edition of the world’s oldest film festival wrapped Saturday night after 11 nights of world premieres. This year’s edition was one of the most sweltering in years, with festival-goers plagued by mosquitos and heat waves. Throngs of fans still came out to wait for a glimpse of Brad Pitt and Kristen Stewart, among others.

    Among the top awards, Roy Andersson won the Silver Lion for best directing for About Endlessness.He took home the Golden Lion previously in 2014 for A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.

    Luca Marinelli won the Volpi Cup for best actor for his starring role in Martin Eden. And Ariane Ascaride won the Volpi Cup for best actress award for Gloria Mundi.

    Hong Kong director Yonfan won best screenplay for his film No. 7 Cherry Lane. He gave an impassioned speech, dedicating the award to his homeland. "I hope Hong Kong will be normal again so we can feel free again," he said upon accepting the award.

    Despite early controversies, the festival ran without a hitch, even welcoming demonstrators to the red carpet on its final day to protest against climate change. The protestors were given a shout-out by Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland, who are in town to promote the closing-night film, Giuseppe Capotondi’s The Burnt Orange Heresy. More than one viewer wondered why the film, about an art heist gone very wrong, was not given a competition slot.

    Although international press questioned the inclusion of Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy in a post- #MeToo world, the film was received with a hero’s welcome in Italy. Polanski, who was convicted of statutory rape in 1978, last year was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. An Officer and a Spy is a retelling of the Dreyfus Affair. It was announced as the early winner of the FIPRESCI prize and received the highest average rating among Italian critics.

    When jury president Lucrecia Martel announced she cannot separate the man from his art, producers threatened to pull the film, although her words were misconstrued as she had said during the festival's opening press conference that An Officer and a Spy deserves its spot in Venice.

    "I have to say that it won't be easy for me, and that's why it's certain that I will not attend Mr. Polanski's gala," said Martel at the festival's opening, who attended a press and industry screening of the film, "because I represent many women who are fighting in Argentina on these types of issues. And I don't want to have to stand up and clap,” she continued.

    “But I think it is correct that Polanski’s film is here at this festival because it's a dialogue we won't give up on, and this is the best possible place to go deep on this type of discussion," she said.

    On the Lido, critics also gave almost universal praise for Joker and Marriage Story, although the latter went home empty-handed. In fact Netflix, despite having both Marriage Story and The Laundromat in competition, received no love from the jury. The streamer also had The King, which played out-of-competition.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/venice-film-festival-awards-revealed-1237684
     
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    Final Trailer for Stephen King's The Shining Sequel DOCTOR SLEEP

     
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    FACE/OFF Reboot in the Works at Paramount with 22 Jump Street Scribe

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    Paramount is bringing back Face/Off. The high-concept action film is getting a reboot via 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

    John Travolta and Nicolas Cage starred in the 1997 action thriller from John Woo that centered on two arch enemies exchanging each other's identities (and faces). It followed FBI agent Sean Archer (Travolta) who is tracking down terrorist Castor Troy (Cage). When Troy boards a plane in Los Angeles that crashes, Troy is severely injured, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy's in order to go under cover as the criminal. In a twist, Troy then awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery give him Archer's face.

    Fast and Furious creative Neal Moritz will produce for Paramount, with David Permut serving as executive producer.

    Uziel's other credits include The Cloverfield Paradox and Paramount's upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. He was also tapped to pen the second Detective Pikachu movie for Legendary and Warner Bros.

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    Jurassic World Short Film BATTLE AT THE BIG ROCK to Debut on Sept. 15 on FX

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    Paramount Picks Up Valiant's HARBINGER Movie from Sony Entertainment

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    Harbinger, the adaptation of a superhero comic published by Valiant Entertainment, has been scooped up by Paramount from its initial home, Sony Entertainment.

    Making the crosstown segue are also filmmaker Justin Tipping and the script by Tipping and Joshua Beirne-Golden working off an original draft by Eric Heisserer (Arrival). Also remaining involved is producer Neal Moritz, who was key in the transfer and who moved his first-look deal from Sony to Paramount in 2018. Moritz will produce with Toby Jaffe and Valiant Comics' Dan Mintz.

    Harbinger tells the story of a group of superpowered teens who rebel against the corporation that tried to harness their abilities for its own ends.

    The project was to have shot this summer or fall, and had actors Dylan O’Brien and Noah Centineo circling, but is no longer on the fast-track, say sources. The plan is to have Harbinger undergo a short development process at Paramount before moving forward with the same creative team.

    The move has several potential repercussions.

    First, Valiant is a notable publisher of comics not gobbled up by a media corporation but now owned by DMG Entertainment, which fully acquired the comic publisher in January 2018 after having an initial stake. It stands apart from other indie companies such as Image or Boom! in that it maintains and continually expands a cohesive narrative across its titles, like Marvel and DC.

    With designs of building its own cinematic universe — a VCU, if one will — the company was already hitching its wagon to Sony, where it set up several of its titles, including Bloodshot. The latter is Valiant’s first produced movie and stars Vin Diesel. Sony is hoping it launches a franchise when it opens Feb. 21, 2020.

    Harbinger was to have been the second title to go, also a potential franchise-starter, and Marvel Studios-like, was to have connected with Bloodshot for a cinematic universe, and even led to a crossover event titled Harbinger Wars after the 2013 comic book series of the same name.

    That crossover is now unlikely to happen, nor is a VCU with those characters. With the Paramount deal, Valiant now finds itself in the situation similar to 1990s Marvel, with licensed characters at more than one studio. And it could, down the line, even find itself in a similar scenario of a Spider-Man-style divorce battle.

    Project insiders say, however, that Bloodshot is less integral to the VCU than, say, Spider-Man, with the company focused on keeping together its core characters such as X-O Manowar, Eternal Warrior and Archer & Armstrong, whose rights it retains.

    Sources say the initial deals with Sony were made by a set of entrepreneurs who took over Valiant in 2012, relaunching the publisher for the 21st century. Mintz, the CEO of DMG who now runs Valiant, hopes to keep most of characters together as he builds a cinematic universe. Mintz is trying to position the company as a content engine ready to find a proper partner in the current shakeup of media companies, which are looking to join the streaming wars and find their place in the new Hollywood landscape where those with known and popular intellectual property have an upper hand.

    The move also robs Sony of a potential movie franchise as it seeks to build its armory with content. With the terms of the deal undisclosed, it’s unclear what kinds of loss, if any, Sony could feel. The company has made building its Spider-Man brand its top priority and is working on furthering Ghostbusters and Jumanji, among other franchises. It clearly figures it can weather letting Harbinger go.

    Paramount — which, like Sony, is also furiously building out its franchises — is about to start shooting Snake Eyes, an action-thriller it hopes will resuscitate the G.I. Joe property.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/h...ks-up-comic-book-movie-harbinger-sony-1238972
     
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    I'm excited for this, although sadly, from the looks of it the film will focus heavily on Henry to the detriment of Falstaff.
     
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    James Gunn Reveals Full Cast for THE SUICIDE SQUAD

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    SILVER SURFER Movie Reportedly in the Works at Marvel Studios

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    According to Geeks WorldWide (a site that's delivered quite a few accurate scoops in recent months), Marvel Studios is currently in the very early stages of developing a Silver Surfer movie!

    Fox had been trying to get that project off the ground for years and if Kevin Feige is going to take a slow burn approach to introducing Galactus as a new big bad in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it would make perfect sense to delve into how he and the Surfer met before they fly their way into a future Fantastic Four movie.

    Nothing else has been revealed about the project but it's safe to assume that it's now on a very long list of ideas the studio has since regaining the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four from Fox.

    Adam McKay, a director Feige has been trying to bring into the Marvel fold for years now, has previously expressed interest in directing a Silver Surfer movie so this could be a dream fit for everyone involved. Either way, Phase 4 hasn't even begun yet so if this really is happening, we probably won't hear anything official for a while. Bear in mind, though, that the Fantastic Four reboot has been rumored for 2022.

    Silver Surfer, AKA Norrin Radd, was created by Jack Kirby and first appeared in Fantastic Four #48 in 1966. His appearance marked the introduction of the Galactus mythos, with Silver Surfer as one of his Heralds. He then went on to become a major part of the Marvel universe, assisting the Fantastic Four, Thor, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and joining the original Defenders. His first and only live-action appearance was in 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, played by Doug Jones and voiced by Laurence Fishburne.

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    Watch the New Jurassic World Short Film BATTLE AT BIG ROCK

    BATTLE AT BIG ROCK is an all-new short film directed by Colin Trevorrow, written by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael. The short takes place one year after the events of the last Jurassic World film in Big Rock National Park, where dinosaurs are now living in our world. The story follows a family of four whose encounter with these wild animals becomes a terrifying fight for survival.

     
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