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This weekend’s box office played out more or less as expected, with some minor surprises here and there. Take the weekend’s number one film, for example. Everyone knew it would be Wonder Woman, but it performed even better than it was predicted to — for the second weekend in a row.
Marvel directors Anthony and Joe Russo are turning their sights to the small screen. In a competitive deal, they acquired the rights to the video game Little Nightmares and are teaming with The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick to bring the game to life on a new platform.
The last episodes of the critically acclaimed BBC series Luther hit the small screen in December 2015. After well over a year of the uncertainty of the show’s future, the broadcasting company has ordered a fifth season with Idris Elba reprising his role as the titular homicide detective John Luther.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Chris Petrikin moves from 20th Century Fox to Paramount while Brian Robbins, founder of AwesomenessTV, is head of the new Paramount Players venture.
The story of visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk, who after being ousted from Paypal, creates SpaceX and guides it through the turbulent early years while simultaneously building Tesla.
The Mummy will be no match for Wonder Woman this weekend as it continues to ride the momentum of its success and positive buzz. In fact, The Mummy could put a damper on Universal’s planned “Dark Universe” before it even really begins depending on how it performs this weekend.
The Obvious Child team is reuniting for a brand-new film that looks to be just as funny, touching, and poignant as the last. The first trailer for Landline shows a family whose secrets and cracks are about to come out.
It’s 1970 and Bear Bryant, the winningest coach in college football history, is coming off of a losing season. His all-white University of Alabama Crimson Tide team lacks strength and speed. When he engineers an exhibition game against the USC Trojans, a team powered by the first all African American backfield, the mystery of this enigmatic strategist deepens.
Paradigm is out with a brand new spec, an untitled action-comedy project from Toria Sheffield and Monica Byrnes, seeking to continue meeting the demand for more female-driven stories, both in front of and behind the camera. There’s a lot of excited buzz around the project as it goes out to major territories.
Wonder Woman was always going to be relevant and revolutionary — it’s the first female-led film in the current wave of superhero films and it’s helmed by a female director, after all. But media is never created or consumed in a vacuum and now, its relevance is singular and powerful.
With an opening bigger than most projected, Wonder Woman secured not only an exciting weekend for fans but the biggest opening for a female director in history. Beyond numbers, however, Wonder Woman’s success this weekend has made a clear statement about female-led and directed films and the demand for them.
Out-of-work stuntmen are hired to perform in a cheesy live action show at a new theme park in Dubai. But on opening day, the assembled VIPs and stuntmen’s loved ones are taken hostage by real villains for ransom, and the rival daredevils must use their old-school skills to defeat the high-tech bad guys. The Expendables meets Tropic Thunder.
In the vein of The Heat, two overzealous female FBI agents go undercover — as men — in order to bring down a male-dominated domestic militia group, and in the process discover more about their true selves than they ever imagined.
Netflix has acquired the hot new spec Mother from Misha Green after it first hit the market Friday afternoon, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The project follows a female protagonist in the vein of La Femme Nikita.
Details kept under wraps, but the story is in the vein of The Professional and La Femma Nikita.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. CBS Entertainment received a big shake-up this week, with both president Glenn Geller and EVP of current Bridget Wiley departing the company.
After a concerning marketing campaign, fans and critics have taken matters into their own hands to express their excitement for Wonder Woman — and with good reason and good results. The film is now eyeing an opening north of $85 million and perhaps even more than $100 million.
After a bacterial virus sweeps the globe, a government-mandated pill becomes an essential part of everyday life — you take it or you die. When everyman David MacReady begins showing symptoms of the infection, he takes his family on the run from the CDC, only David isn’t getting sicker, he’s getting stronger.
A modern-day noir drama that tells the story of private investigator Nate Hollis as he combs the streets of Los Angeles looking for the killer of a major sports star’s wife.
A star-studded cast is on full display in the first trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express.
The premise of The Mountain Between Us may seem bland and unoriginal — survival stories tend to follow all the same tropes — but with two critically acclaimed actors leading the way, in this case, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, there might be something more to this film.