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‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series Will Be ‘Recognizable as a Past Event’ to Readers, Says Screenwriter

11 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Not much is known about the different “Game of Thrones” spinoffs in development in HBO, though it has been confirmed that all four are prequels and will feature no existing characters. Courtesy of an IGN interview with Jane Goldman, who’s writing one of the proposed spinoffs, we now know that hers will be “recognizable as a past event” to those familiar with Westeros.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-offs: George R.R. Martin Still Co-Writing Two of Them, But Nothing Will Be Ready for A Long Time

Though she emphasizes that she “can say absolutely nothing” in terms of plot details, the “Kick-Ass” screenwriter responds in the affirmative when asked if her spinoff will feature any magic or supernatural elements. Goldman is developing the show alongside George R. R. Martin, and says that she’s “had the pleasure of going to spend some time with him and working on things »


- Michael Nordine

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Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Shooting to $20 Million Debut, ‘Logan’ Not So ‘Lucky’

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” won’t have to fight hard to claim the new No. 1 spot in the box office. The late summer entry starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson is expected to easily win this rather slow weekend.

Lionsgate’s buddy action comedy is shooting towards a $20 million debut after taking in $8 million from 3,377 theaters on Friday, including Thursday night previews. While that number is on the higher end of early estimates, it’s still one of the smallest opening weekends for a first place film in 2017.

In its second frame, “Annabelle: Creation” from Warner Bros. falls to a still-respectable second place. The fourth film in the “Conjuring Universe” is on track for a $15 million showing after bringing in $5 million from 3,542 locations on Friday.

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The weekend’s other new entry, “Logan Lucky,” isn’t faring as well as the title would have you believe. Bleecker »


- JD Knapp

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Warner Bros. Touts $1B ‘Conjuring’ Universe With ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Success

18 August 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

So many “universes” since the Marvel Universe brand. Universal touts its Monsters universe and yes, Warner Bros. has one, too, now. It’s call The Conjuring universe. After the successful box office launch of New Line Cinema's latest horror offering Annabelle: Creation, Warner Bros. just announced that James Wan and producer Peter Safran's Conjuring “universe” of films have reached the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box  office. Annabelle: Creation opened to $35M… »


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‘Super Troopers 2’ Lands Spring 2018 Release Date

18 August 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight has set an April 20, 2018, release date for “Super Troopers 2” — 17 years after the original.

Jay Chandrasekhar is directing the comedy sequel, as he did on the original. Filmmaking team Broken Lizard raised $4.4 million in a 30-day crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2015 that saw more than 50,000 contributors. It was one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns for a movie along with the $5.7 million raised by fans for the “Veronica Mars” movie starring Kristen Bell.

Donation incentives for “Super Tropers 2” on the first day included a producer title for $10,000, a speaking actor role for $10,000, a trip to the ballpark with the main actors for $15,000, and the patrol car to be used in the filming for $35,000. “Super Troopers 2” met the initial goal of $2 million (set by Fox Searchlight) in 26 hours.

Super Troopers 2” reunites all five Troopers from the original film — Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. The »


- Dave McNary

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John Boyega Hints Again at Possible Cameos by Princes William and Harry in ‘Jedi’

18 August 2017 8:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Boyega has hinted again that heirs to the British throne Prince William and Prince Harry and actor Tom Hardy have cameos in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program Friday morning to promote Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” Boyega was asked about the rumors he fueled when last on the show – that the two royals had secret cameos in “The Last Jedi” as stormtroopers – and whether the princes had lines.

“I think they took that scene out,” Boyega said jokingly, then added: “I’ve had enough with those Prince William secrets, man. They came on set; they were there, man. Tom Hardy was there, too – I said it. I’m sick of hiding this.”

The actor, who plays former stormtrooper Finn in the sequel trilogy, said questions had dogged him ever since the rumors first began circulating in April 2016, when William and Harry visited the “Jedi” set (pictured). “Every time I get »


- Robert Mitchell

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Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher to Star in ‘Shaft’ Sequel

18 August 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After originally planning a full reboot of the ’70s classic, New Line is reverting back to a familiar formula for the next installment of “Shaft,” while also leaving the door open for a new face to take over the franchise.

Sources tell Variety that Samuel L. Jackson is in negotiations to reprise his role of the titular character with “Survivor’s Remorse” star Jessie T. Usher in talks to play Jackson’s son in the film.

Tim Story is directing a script from “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris.

The original 1971 version — based on Ernest Tidyman’s novel — starred Richard Roundtree as a smooth private detective who’s hired by a drug lord to find his kidnapped daughter. The character became a pop culture icon and the theme song, written by Isaac Hayes, went on to win an Oscar.

Paramount Pictures rebooted the film in 2002 with Samuel L. Jackson taking over the role, and »


- Justin Kroll

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David Mackenzie’s ‘Outlaw King’ Adds Billy Howle

18 August 2017 2:25 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Actor Billy Howle has joined Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Florence Pugh in David Mackenzie’s (Hell Or High Water) upcoming Netflix film Outlaw King. The Looming Tower scribe Bash Doran drafted the screenplay, which tells the story of Robert The Bruce (Pine), the king who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in Scotland. Howle will play Prince of Wales who goes head to head with Robert The Bruce to secure the Scottish… »


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Adam Driver Teases "Unexpected" Kylo Ren Development in 'Last Jedi'

18 August 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It's a trap! Or maybe not. 

Adam Driver will intrigue Star Wars fans with a Sunday interview on the Today show in which he discusses his Sith character, Kylo Ren. 

The 33-year-old actor doesn't give anyway any specifics, obviously, but he does make a comment that is interesting when asked by Willie Geist if fans "will be happy with that happens to Kylo." 

Driver responds, "God, I hope. I think it will be hopefully unexpected." 

Now, this could mean anything. Perhaps Luke or Rey cut him down or maybe he pulls a Darth Vader and redeems himself. Or maybe none of the »


- Ryan Parker

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Pamela Adlon Describes Directing and Starring in Every Episode of Better Things Season Two: ‘It Was Hardcore’

6 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“It was like doing The Amazing Race and Survivor.” »


- David Canfield

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Steven Mnuchin Writes Ridiculous Response to Yale Classmates in Trump’s Defense

6 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury Secretary and former Hollywood producer who happens to be Jewish, defended his decision to stay in the Trump administration in a remarkable letter to his former Yale classmates on Saturday. “The president in no way, shape or form, believes that neo-Nazi and other hate groups who endorse violence are equivalent to groups that demonstrate in peaceful and lawful ways,” he wrote in a statement he posted on social media. My statement on #Charlottesville and #Yale classmate's inquiries. pic.twitter.com/hN8JsCEqZb — Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) August 20, 2017 truAlso Read: 300 of Steven Mnuchin's Yale Ex-Classmates Urge Him to Quit Trump “As someone. »


- Wrap Staff

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Musicians’ Union Members Stage Free Concert to Bring Scoring Jobs Back to L.A.

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As part of an ongoing effort to return scoring jobs to California, some 150 music professionals supporting Los Angeles musician unions gathered on Saturday (Aug. 19) at Los Angeles City Hall for a free concert. They included members of Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians, SAG-aftra and Iatse; and other music groups including the Society of Composers and Lyricists, the American Youth Symphony, the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, and the Recording Academy of Los Angeles.

Longtime “American Idol” music director Rickey Minor led a six-man band in music throughout the event, and songwriters Siddhartha Khosla and Chris Pierce performed “We Can Always Come Back to This,” the Memphis-soul-style song that proved popular during the past season of “This Is Us.”

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The aim of the concert was to raise awareness for  Assembly Bill 1300, known as the “Music Scoring Tax Credit Bill,” which »


- Jon Burlingame and Shirley Halperin

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Halt and Catch Fire Recap: Boxes and Doors

6 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Signal to Noise” is a truly great episode. »


- Kathryn VanArendonk

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Dick Gregory, Comedian and Activist, Dies at 84

6 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist for social change in America, has died at 84, his family announced Saturday night. The cause of his death was heart failure, his rep confirmed. In a post on Instagram, his son wrote: “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, D.C. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days. »


- Sharon Waxman

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Dick Gregory, Legendary Comedian and Activist, Has Died at Age 84

6 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Gregory leaves behind a legacy of groundbreaking comedy and political activism. »

- David Canfield

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Halt and Catch Fire Season-Premiere Recap: The Browser Wars

7 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Welcome to the ‘90s! »

- Kathryn VanArendonk

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Anthony Scaramucci Has Reportedly Hired the Hollywood Publicist Who Represented Monica Lewinsky

8 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Mooch has joined forces with a crisis-communications specialist. »

- David Canfield

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‘The Defenders’ Gives Us the Origin Story for Marvel Superhero Misty Knight

9 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Note: This post contains spoilers for the finale episode of “The Defenders.”) The latest Marvel show to come to Netflix, “The Defenders,” unites almost all of the superheroes that have appeared on the streaming service to face a threat that none of them can handle on their own. But in addition to advancing the stories of four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s existing heroes, “The Defenders” also sets the stage for another to show up in the future. That hero is Misty Knight (Simone Missick), who has been part of the Netflix Marvel orbit for a bit now. A detective for. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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