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    LIGHTYEAR Origin Movie Announced with Chris Evans Voicing Buzz Lightyear

     
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    Watching the Pixar unveils, it seemed pretty underwhelming until he dropped Lightyear being voiced by Evans.
     
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    Chris Pine to Star in Paramount and EOne's Big-Budget DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Movie

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    Chris Pine is getting ready to roll some D20s. The actor, who is gearing up to return to the world of superheroes with Wonder Woman 1984, is in talks to star in Paramount and eOne's long-gestating and big-budget Dungeons & Dragons movie.

    Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley — the duo behind New Line's sleeper hit Game Night — are set to direct the feature that is based on the popular role-playing fantasy game. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest version of the script, based on a previous draft by Michael Gilio.

    Plot details are being kept under the chainmail but the game is known for its wargames, treasure hunts, campaigns, camaraderie and reversals of fortune, all in a setting that combines humans, elves, orcs and wizards. The game famously uses multi-sided dice in gameplay and is overseen by a host known as the Dungeon Master.

    The role-playing game from Hasbro was previously adapted in 2000 by New Line for a film starring Jeremy Irons. In recent years, the property has been at the center of a legal battle over its film rights, with a 2015 settlement appearing to have paved the way for Warner Bros. to make a movie that at one time had Ansel Elgort in early talks to star. However, the rights eventually hit the trail for Paramount, which has a production and distribution deal with Hasbro.

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    Main character: "I'm supposed to guard this highly classified thing."
    Secondary character: "I'll guard it for you. Hand it over."
    Main character: "OK"
    Secondary character: "Your security clearance has been revoked"

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    THE EXORCIST Sequel in the Works from Blumhouse with David Gordon Green to Direct

    Halloween filmmaker David Gordon Green is ready to take on another horror classic. Green is in talks to direct a sequel to The Exorcist for Blumhouse and Morgan Creek Productions. Observer first reported the news.

    William Friedkin directed the original The Exorcist, which became a sensation in 1973 and went on to earn $193 million globally, making it the highest-grossing, R-rated horror movie of all time until it was dethroned by 2017's It. The film told the tale of a 12-year-old girl possessed by a mysterious entity and the lengths her mother and two Catholic priests go to in an attempt to save her.

    It was adapted from William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel, and earned the author an adapted screenplay Oscar. The film was nominated for ten Oscars in all, including best picture and best director, as well as acting nominations for Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller and Linda Blair

    The Exorcist remains a cultural touchstone and has spawned numerous sequels, and in 1983, Blatty published Legion, a book sequel to his first novel. As for Friedkin, he has been vocal that he will not be involved in any sequel.

    The new film continues Green's relationship with Blumhouse, where he helmed 2018's Halloween, which successfully reignited the franchise and earned $255.8 million on a $10 million budget. Green has two sequels on the way: Halloween Kills (2021) and Halloween Ends (2022). In addition to becoming a go-to horror director in recent years, Green has a strong name in the world of comedy with work on TV series such as Eastbound and Down, Vice Principles and The Righteous Gemstones.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/h...ks-with-halloween-director-david-gordon-green
     
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    First Trailer for Crime Thriller THE LITTLE THINGS Starring Denzel Washington

    Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case. Coming to theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max on January 29.

     
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    What's this I'm hearing about JJ Abrams and Superman?
     
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    This looks good
     
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    WONDER WOMAN 3 Announced with Gal Gadot and Director Patty Jenkins Returning

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    Diana Prince is officially heading back to the big screen for a third Wonder Woman movie. Warner Bros. has fast-tracked development on another installment in the DC Comics franchise, with Gal Gadot returning to star as the title heroine and Patty Jenkins back to write and direct the concluding entry in the superhero trilogy.

    The announcement comes on the heels of the release of Wonder Woman 1984, the studio’s superhero sequel that debuted on the company’s streaming service and in select movie theaters on Christmas Day.

    Warner Bros. said the third Wonder Woman movie will have a traditional theatrical release.

    “As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” said Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich.

    Though many opted to watch Wonder Woman 1984 at home, the film still generated surprisingly robust ticket sales — at least for pandemic times. Wonder Woman 1984 collected $16.7 million from 2,100 North American theaters, the best opening weekend to date in the coronavirus era. In terms of HBO Max viewers, the studio said nearly half of the platform’s retail subscribers watched the film on Friday, with millions more viewing through cable or wireless access. HBO Max, which launched in May, currently has 12.6 million active users.

    Nothing is known yet about the final chapter in the Wonder Woman trilogy. The sequel, which had been delayed numerous times amid the pandemic, starred Kristen Wiig as the villainous Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as the over-the-top businessman Max Lord and Chris Pine as Diana’s love interest, Steve Trevor.

    Gadot’s Wonder Woman will be seen next in Zack Snyder’s four-part cut of Justice League, due on HBO Max in 2021.

    https://variety.com/2020/film/news/wonder-woman-3-gal-gadot-patty-jenkins-1234875194/
     
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    WB Plans to Release Six DC Films in 2022, Four in Theaters and Two on HBO Max
    Batgirl and Static Shock Live-Action Movies Likely Heading to HBO MAX
    WB Execs Says Justice League Snyder Cut is a "Street That Leads Nowhere"


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    DC Films is proving essential to the growth of WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max thanks to the Christmas debut of Wonder Woman 1984 and the expected March launch of Zack Snyder’s Justice League director’s cut. In news that should surprise no one, these two comic book films are just the start of DC Films’ massive push into streaming. A profile of DC Films president Walter Hamada published by The New York Times confirms the studio’s plan for splitting its slate among theatrical projects and HBO Max projects.

    According to Hamada, the most expensive DC movies will be designed for movie theaters just as they always have been (think Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman films, James Wan’s Aquaman sequel, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam film, the long-in-development Flash movie). The goal is to begin releasing four of these tentpoles in theaters a year beginning in 2022. Smaller, riskier comic book films will head straight to HBO Max. While not confirmed, The Times suggests projects such as Batgirl and Static Shock movies are examples of the films DC Films will send straight to HBO Max. The goal is for DC Films to release two HBO Max comic book films a year.

    HBO Max will also be the home to spinoff series that branch out from the theatrical comic book movies. As Hamada told The Times, “With every movie that we’re looking at now, we are thinking, ‘What’s the potential Max spinoff?’” Warner Bros. and HBO Max have already set spinoff streaming series for The Batman (showrunner Terrence Winter recently left the project) and The Suicide Squad, the latter of which is being developed by James Gunn and is set to headline John Cena’s Peacemaker in the lead role.

    DC Films is also diving head first into the multiverse in order to maintain its DC Extended Universe timeline (Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s Flash, etc.) while also developing more standalone-minded projects (think Joker and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman). To summarize: Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader does not exist in the DC Extended Universe, but he does exist in the DC Films multiverse.

    As reported by The Times: “To make all the story lines work, DC Films will introduce movie audiences to a comics concept known as the multiverse: parallel worlds where different versions of the same character exist simultaneously. Coming up, for instance, Warner Bros. will have two different film sagas involving Batman — played by two different actors — running at the same time.”

    “Boiled down, it means that some characters (Wonder Woman as portrayed by Ms. Gadot, for instance) will continue their adventures on Earth 1, while new incarnations (Mr. Pattinson as ‘The Batman’) will populate Earth 2,” The Times continues. “‘The Flash,’ a film set for release in theaters in 2022, will link the two universes and feature two Batmans, with Mr. Affleck returning as one and Michael Keaton returning as the other. Mr. Keaton played Batman in 1989 and 1992.”

    “I don’t think anyone else has ever attempted this,” Hamada said about the multiverse expansion. “But audiences are sophisticated enough to understand it. If we make good movies, they will go with it.”

    As for Snyder’s Justice League director’s cut, studio executives for DC Films told The Times the HBO Max event is “a storytelling cul-de-sac — a street that leads nowhere.” In other words, the Snyder cut is not part of the DC Films blueprint that’s been discussed here.

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    I saw in my news feed that

    Ray Fisher (Cyborg, Justice League) has slammed the head guy of DC and continues too whine and be an ass.

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    'The Batman' is having problems because the director is such a perfectionist that he is exhausting Robert Pattinson.
     
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    First Trailer for Neil Marshall's Witchcraft Horror THE RECKONING

    After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock (Charlotte Kirk) is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft (Sean Pertwee). Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace must face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.



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    @HughPhug -- Michael Apted has died. Special mention goes to BLINK and the UP series.

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    well shitting bollocks, merry new year to you to motherfucker

    I watched Chasing Mavericks recently, now I can admit it without feeling gay

    and Critical Condition is a low key gem of a movie, I love it

    Hey this year is fun so far!

    edit. tried to find a gif Richard Pryor in Critical Condition and the first result linked me to some shitty website
    https://forums.sherdog.com/threads/i-never-found-richard-pryor-funny.4006453/
     
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    I like Blink too, Aiden Quinn's arse makes an appearance if I recall
     
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    Sneak Peek at Anthony & Joe Russo's CHERRY Starring Tom Holland

    The wild journey of a disenfranchised young man from Ohio who meets the love of his life, only to risk losing her through a series of bad decisions and challenging life circumstances.

     

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