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“Spotlight” Director To Helm “S-Town” Film

  “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy has been set to direct “S-Town,” the film adaptation of the popular true crime podcast, which has been set up at Participant. The podcast follows a journalist who is asked to investigate John B. McLemore, the son of a wealthy family that is allegedly been …

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Comcast Officially Offers $65B For Fox

  Comcast has reportedly just made an official $65 billion all-cash offer for 21st Century Fox in an attempt to nab the company and its assets from Disney reports AdWeek. The offer comes in the wake of Tuesday’s verdict approving the merger of Time Warner and AT&T (or the TWATT …

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Ewan McGregor To Lead “Shining” Sequel

  Ewan McGregor will star as the adult Danny Torrance in the adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Shining” sequel novel “Doctor Sleep” for Warner Bros.’ Pictures. In the film Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood, and has become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering …

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Martin Offers Updates On “Thrones” Series

  Author George R.R. Martin has returned to the online blogging world where he takes time out from his schedule to offer a status update on HBO’s various “Game of Thrones” prequel series in development. The other week came word that the network was moving forward with one of the …

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Hiro Murai To Direct “Man Alive”

  Hiro Murai, the director of Donald Glover/Childish Gambino’s much talked about “This is America” music video along with several episodes of “Atlanta,” is in talks to make his feature directorial debut on the thriller “Man Alive” at 20th Century Fox. Bought as a spec byJoe Greenberg and re-written by …

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Marcel Adapts “The Changeling” For FX

  Kelly Marcel (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) has been hired to pen the script for a TV drama series adaptation of Victor LaValle’s 2017 novel “The Changeling” for Annapurna Television and FX. This fairy tale for grown-ups is set in a New York no one knew existed and focuses on …

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“Bumblebee” Gets a New Featurette

  Paramount Pictures has unveiled a new featurette for the upcoming “Transformers” spin-off film “Bumblebee” opening this Christmas. Travis Knight (“Kubo and the Two Strings”) helms the film set in 1987. Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town where a young woman (Hailee Steinfeld) discovers …

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Affleck Circles “Has-Been” & Out Of “Batman”?

  The duo behind the cult hit “The Accountant,” actor Ben Affleck and director Gavin O’Connor, look to be re-teaming. The pair are reportedly circling Brad Ingelsby’s drama script “The Has-Been” which will likely be setup at Warner Bros. Pictures – but no deals have been completed at this point. …

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“Halloween” Change Talk & Gyllenhaal Reveal

  Following the first trailer release for the new “Halloween” late last week, the film’s co-writer Danny McBride has spoken some more about it and the decision by the writers to effectively wipe the slate clean and ignore every film after the original 1978 one. Speaking with Coming Soon, McBride …

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Elton John Biopic To Be Very R-Rated

  Speaking about the upcoming Elton John biopic “Rocketman” which he’s producing for Paramount Pictures, filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has dubbed the project “the first R-rated musical”. Though that’s not quite accurate a statement, he goes on to explain to Empire that the film will be raunchy and uncompromising with “drugs, …

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Boyega Wants End To “Star Wars” Harassment

  After two of his other co-stars have left social media due to the constant abuse thrown their way by angry trolls, “Star Wars” actor John Boyega says enough is enough and it must stop. Actresses Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose) have both gotten off social media …

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“Joker,” “Flash” & More DC Film News

  No-one seems to be quite sure where Warner Bros. Pictures’ plans for their live-action DC universe titles are going, or which are seriously going forward, but Walter Hamada (“The Conjuring”) has come in as the newly appointed DC Entertainment film production president and is reportedly said to have a …

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Amazon Chief On How “Expanse” Was Saved

  Shortly after Syfy canceled its acclaimed sci-fi series “The Expanse,” fans of the series began campaigning for someone else to pick it up and bring the show back. Amazon ultimately did so. Now, in a new interview with Deadline, Amazon Studios CEO Jennifer Salke revealed the company had already …

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Saldana Wraps “Avatar” Sequel Filming

  While the talk of “Avatar” sequels has been around for years, the films are now starting to feel more and more like a real thing as the first two sequels race towards a release in a bit over two years. In a video presentation at CineEurope this week, James …

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Teaser Trailer: ‘Conjuring’ Spin-Off “The Nun”

  Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for “The Nun,” the upcoming spin-off of “The Conjuring” franchise. When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest (Demian Bichir) with a haunted past and a novitiate (Taissa Farmiga) on the threshold of …

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