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Donald Glover’s Lando Gets A Prequel Comic

  Marvel Comics is set to release a five-issue miniseries focusing on actor Donald Glover’s take on a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming “Solo: A Star War Story” at Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm. “Lando: Double or Nothing” takes place before the events of “Solo” and deals with an incident …

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News Shorts: February 16th 2017

  Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile A first photo is out of Metallica frontman James Hetfield in costume in his role in the Ted Bundy biopic “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”. Zac Efron stars as the serial killer in the feature which deals with the women in his …

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Mattel, Abrams Team On “The Beastlies”

  Mattel and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot are teaming on “The Beastlies,” the first of several planned transmedia adaptations of family-friendly original properties. Created by Los Angeles-based sculptor Leslie Levings, the bug-eyed colorful creatures will be a part of a mutli-platform rollout plan expected to include a range of adaptations …

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Hasbro & Saban Team For “Power Rangers”

  Ahead of New York Toy Fair, Hasbro and Saban have announced that Hasbro has been named the global master toy licensee for the entire “Power Rangers” franchise. The announcement ends a twenty-five year partnership between the franchise and Bandai America, but the disappointment of both last year’s live-action film …

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Tie-In Books Details

  Following on from the Lando prequel comic report this morning, Lucasfilm has officially revealed details on the book and tie-in novels for Ron Howard’s upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. ‘Last Shot’ by Daniel Jose Older unfolds in three distinct periods in the life of two scoundrels – Han …

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“Transformers” Franchise To Be Rebooted?

  Hasbro and Paramount are reportedly considering rebooting the “Transformers” franchise after this year’s upcoming “Bumblebee” spin-off feature. According to long-running and reliable “Transformers” fan site TFW2005, toymaker Hasbro discussed the possibility at its annual Toy Fair 2018 Hasbro Investor Preview this week, saying: “a new team at Paramount will …

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“Cloverfield Paradox” Nielsen Ratings Are In

  Netflix’s “The Cloverfield Paradox” has reportedly drawn in five million viewers in its first week following the surprise drop of the movie after the Superbowl. According to Nielsen data, the film garnered 2.8 million U.S. viewers in the first three days, a far cry from the 11 million who …

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Norton, Kirby Expose Stalinism In “Gareth Jones”

  James Norton (“McMafia,” “Grantchester”) and Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”) are set to play journalists in “Europa, Europa” filmmaker Agnieszka Holland’s politically charged new feature “Gareth Jones” for WestEnd Films. Set in the early 1930s and based on real events, Norton plays an ambitious Welsh journalist who travels to Moscow …

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Dornan’s IRA vs. Claflin’s SAS In “Borderland”

  Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) have joined the cast of the 1970s London-set character-driven action thriller “Borderland” film from director Brian Kirk (“Luther,” “Game of Thrones”). Dornan plays a member of the IRA whose wife is accidentally shot dead in …

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Karen Disher To Helm Blue Sky CG Musical

  “Rio” story head Karen Disher has been set as co-director of “Ice Age” animation house Blue Sky Studios’ first feature-length musical “Foster”. Marking the fifteenth film made by the studio, and their first with a female helmer, Steve Martino co-directs the original tale about a young super fan who …

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Legendary Wins LeBron James-Produced “Hustle”

  Legendary Entertainment has won an intense bidding war for “Hustle,” a spec script from Taylor Materne (Netflix’s “Marseilles”) which has LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment and Roth/Kirschenbaum Films attached as producers. The story follows a washed-up basketball scout who discovers a Chinese streetball phenomenon and sees him as his ticket …

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Netflix Sets “Fullmetal Alchemist” U.S. Release

  Following its theatrical run in Japan late last year, streaming giant Netflix has announced a February 19th U.S. release for the live-action adaptation of the iconic anime and manga franchise “Fullmetal Alchemist”. The story follows two brothers, Alphonse and Edward, whose mother passed away when they were children and …

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Isabelle Huppert Joins “Snow,” “Vacation”

  Acclaimed French actress Isabelle Huppert has signed on to two new projects. The first will see her teaming with “The Innocents” and “Coco Before Chanel” director Anne Fontaine on “Pure as Snow,” an erotic comedy reimagining of “Snow White” at Gaumont. Lou de Laage, Benoit Poelvoorde, Vincent Macaigne, Charles …

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“Pacific Rim: Uprising” Gets An IMAX Trailer

  The new IMAX trailer has been released for “Pacific Rim Uprising” showcasing all the robot on kaiju and robot on robot action of the action-packed sequel. The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them continues with John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, …

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Final “Mary Magdalene” & “Gringo” Trailers

  In the lead up to Easter in just six weeks time, Universal Pictures and Focus Features have released a final trailer for “Mary Magdalene” starring Rooney Mara in the title role and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ. Garth Davis (“Lion”) directs the film set in the Holy Land in …