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Todd McFarlane to Write and Direct “Spawn” Movie for Blumhouse

Todd McFarlane Spawn BlumhouseReleased in 1997, the original Spawn movie grossed $87 million worldwide, though the soundtrack was better than the actual movie. By taking the reins himself this time, McFarlane seems to be acknowledging that the first film left room for improvement.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: “Doctor Doom,” “Shazam” and That “Wrinkle in Time” Trailer (Video)

A Wrinkle in Time TrailerCollider’s Christina Radish joins the show to discuss Matt Damon’s RFK biopic landing the Dark Tower director, and the secret movie that Steven Soderbergh shot on an iPhone.

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Sam Esmail to Write and Direct Bermuda Triangle Movie for Universal

Sam Esmail Bermuda TriangleGiven the other Bermuda Triangle projects in the works around town, including one at Skydance from director Sam Raimi, Universal is understandably keeping plot details surrounding Esmail’s take under wraps.

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Comic-Con: Noah Hawley Developing “Doctor Doom” Movie at Fox

Doctor Doom Noah HawleyThe primary villain in the Fantastic Four comics, Doctor Doom was previously played on the big screen by Julian McMahon and Toby Kebbell. Hawley would like recast the role, according to insiders.

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“Conjuring 2” Scribe to Update “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” for Warner Bros.

Invasion of the Body SnatchersThere’s no word on what direction the new movie will take, but the material lends itself toward political allegory, and the right director could have a field day with this time-tested property.

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Steven Soderbergh, Claire Foy Team for Secret Movie Shot on iPhone (Exclusive)

Steven Soderbergh Claire Foy UnsaneEver since Bubble, Soderbergh has been more open to experimentation in both the production and distribution realms, so the idea that he has used his iPhone to shoot a secret movie with an up-and-coming actress isn’t as big a surprise as it might seem on the surface.

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“Girls Trip” Director Malcolm D. Lee Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

Malcolm D Lee UniversalGirls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, and could take some wind out of the box office sails of its big-budget competitors Dunkirk and Valerian.

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Darren Aronofsky to Direct Courtroom Drama Centered Around Artificial Intelligence for Paramount

Darren Aronofsky AI Courtroom DramaJoe Epstein wrote the script, and Aronofsky will produce under his Paramount-based Protozoa banner. The studio will release the director’s thriller mother! this fall.

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Pixar Sets New Movie Featuring Unicorns, Casts Taraji P. Henson in “Wreck-It Ralph 2”

Taraji P. Henson PixarThere’s also a new DisneyToons movie coming out on April 12, 2019 that looks like another Planes movie, but this one is set in space and is said to explore the future of aviation. 

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“Meet the Movie Press”: Quentin Tarantino, “Scarface,” “Suicide Squad 2” and Disney’s “Aladdin” (Video)

Tarantino MTMPThe guys also weigh in on Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen’s latest casting decisions, as well as Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to Moonlight.

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Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning Eyed to Star in Woody Allen’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

Timothee Chalamet Elle Fanning Woody AllenFanning currently stars in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, while Chalamet’s acclaimed Sundance drama Call Me by Your Name will hit theaters this fall.

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Blake Lively to Star in Spy Thriller “The Rhythm Section” From Producers of James Bond Franchise

Blake Lively Rhythm SectionLively will play Stephanie Patrick, whose family dies in a plane crash that should’ve claimed her life too. When she discovers the crash wasn’t an accident, she sets out to exact revenge, Jason Bourne-style.

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“Vegas Dave” Biopic In the Works About Star Sports Bettor Banned from Las Vegas Casinos (Exclusive)

Vegas DaveThe well-known sports bettor won $2.5 million when the Kansas City Royals won the 2015 World Series, and $2.3 million when the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl in 2016.

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Why Jaume Collet-Serra Has Been the Right Director for “Suicide Squad 2” All Along

Jaume Collet-Serra Suicide Squad 2He’s a homegrown director for Warner Bros., where he made House of Wax, Orphan, Unknown and Run All Night. The studio also hired him to direct Akira at one point.

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Quentin Tarantino Courting Brad Pitt to Star in Charles Manson Movie

QT and Brad PittThe Oscar-winning filmmaker will no doubt put his own spin on the Manson family and its killing spree for his ninth movie.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: “Spider-Man,” “Baby Driver” Sequels and “Hellboy,” “Grudge” Reboots (Video)

Spider-Man Homecoming ExcerptThe guys also weigh in on the new Geostorm trailer and discuss David Lowery’s new film A Ghost Story.

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“The Grudge” Reboot In the Works From “Eyes of My Mother” Director Nicolas Pesce

Grudge Reboot Nicolas PesceThe jury is still out regarding the return of J-horror, but regardless of whether or not this reboot is a good idea, Pesce is an exciting choice to direct.

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Fox Dates Six Mystery Marvel Movies and Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale”

Deadpool ExcerptWhatever these Marvel movies may be, they’re slated to compete for box office dollars against the likes of Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot, Disney’s Frozen 2, and a couple of untitled Pixar features.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Review, “X-Men” Universe News, James Bond Rumors (Video)

MTMP Spider-Man HomecomingThe guys also weigh in on the new Jumanji trailer and news of sequels to The Accountant and The Conjuring.

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HBO Films Developing “The Color of Cola” Movie About How Pepsi Broke the Color Barrier

The Color of ColaSet in 1947, the film examines how Pepsi CEO Walter Mack hired National Urban League staffer Edward F. Boyd to assemble an all-black national sales team to focus on the overlooked African-American market.

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Emmy Winner Gail Mancuso to Direct Comedy “Besties” for DreamWorks, Universal (Exclusive)

Gail Mancuso BestiesThe story follows a woman who embarks on an epic road trip with her best friends to break up the wedding of her childhood crush after discovering a long-lost love note.

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“Conjuring 3” In the Works: Here’s Hoping James Wan Finds a Way to Shake Things Up

The Conjuring 3Surely Wan saw how his Saw franchise grew a bit stale after seven films, so here’s hoping he finds a new director who’s eager to shake things up a bit rather than be content making another traditional haunted house movie.

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“The Accountant” Sequel in the Works as Ben Affleck Finds His Own Brainy “Bourne” Franchise

Ben Affleck The Accountant SequelGavin O’Connor’s assassin thriller was a solid hit for Warner Bros., grossing $155 million worldwide on a relatively modest budget of $44 million.

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Sundance Film “Polka King,” Dan Gilroy Project with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo Find Home at Netflix

polka-king-excerptStreaming giant Netflix continues to expand their film slate, acquiring both The Polka King and the new Dan Gilroy film over the weekend, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: The “Han Solo” Debacle, “Spider-Man” Universe Updates, “Transformers” Talk (Video)

MTMP 6-23The guys also weigh in on Daniel Day-Lewis’ surprising decision to retire from acting.

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Jennifer Lopez to Star In “Second Act,” Romantic Comedy in Vein of “Maid in Manhattan” and “Working Girl”

Jennifer Lopez Second ActShe’ll play a big box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle when she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

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Jack Black, Eli Roth Team for “The House With a Clock In Its Walls” Movie

Jack Black Eli Roth The House With a Clock In Its WallsAmblin Entertainment is no doubt hoping for a franchise, as The House With a Clock In Its Walls is part of a 12-book series.

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Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively in Talks to Star in Paul Feig Thriller “A Simple Favor” (Exclusive)

Anna Kendrick Paul Feig Blake Lively A Simple FavorThe film presents a scheduling conflict with Late Night, the Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson comedy at Fox 2000, which is expected to start shooting in the fall.

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Michael Brown Movie in the Works at Warner Bros. Based on Mother’s Memoir About Ferguson Shooting (Exclusive)

Michael Brown Tell the Truth and Shame the DevilBrown was just 18 years old when he was fatally shot by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson after reportedly robbing a convenience store. The incident exposed racial tensions simmering beneath the surface of the city, where protests and civil unrest quickly erupted.

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Ryan Gosling Launches Arcana Production Company, Quickly Reteams With Emma Stone on “The Favourite”

Ryan Gosling Arcana The Favourite Emma StoneThe arrangement gives Gosling access to financing and puts him on equal footing with contemporaries like Jake Gyllenhaal, whose company Nine Stories has a first-look production deal with Bold Films.

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