NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 19, 2018

Have the time of your life in movie theaters this weekend with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!

New Line shared exclusive looks at their upcoming slate during San Diego ComicCon, including It: Chapter Two, the Nun and The Curse of La Llorna. However, fans in attendance were most surprised to hear that a third Annabelle movie is in the works, and set for release in Summer 2019. According to The Conjuring’s James Wan, Annabelle is “basically A Night at the Museum with Anabelle,” where the possessed doll takes control of several artifacts. (Los Angeles Times)

Entertainment Weekly revealed three new photos from Shazam!, in theaters April 5, 2019. The first shows superhero lead Billy Baston (Zachary Levi) using his powers to buy soda from a local market with fellow orphan, Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Glazer). The second features both Levi and Glazer, this time admiring the glow coming from Shazam’s suit, while the third features a young Billy Baston with a headline about Superman on the wall behind him. (Entertainment Weekly)

Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his directorial debut with Tick, Tick… Boom!, a film adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson. Tick, Tick… Boom! tells the story of a playwright looking for his next big break. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will produce the film. (Hollywood Reporter)

Shortly after Joaquin Phoenix’s involvement in a standalone Joker film was made official, Warner Bros. granted an official release date of October 4, 2019. Production will begin as soon as September on a $55 million budget. More details may be revealed when Warner Bros. make their ComicCon presentation this Saturday. (Variety)

10 years after the cult-classic original, Zombieland 2 is officially in the works. The sequel will feature the original cast and writers, and will be released in October 2019. The original Zombieland grossed $75 million domestically on a $24 million budget. (Hollywood Reporter)

Comcast is no longer pursuing 21st Century Fox, leaving Disney to acquire Fox’s film and television assets. Disney recently outbid Comcast with a $71 billion cash-and-stock offer. News of the Disney-Fox acquisition raised questions about the future of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe knowing that both studios owned different properties. (CNBC, USA Today)

Call Me By Your Name’s Timotheé Chalamet is in talks to star in Dune, “the cinematic relaunch of one of the most celebrated science fiction properties of all time for Legendary.” Chalamet would play Kyle MacLachlan in a film adaptation of the 1965 novels. Legendary acquired film and TV rights to Dune with the intention of creating a film franchise. (Deadline)

Harrison Ford is keeping himself busy while Indiana Jones 5 gets pushed to a 2021 release year. Ford will star in Call of the Wild as John Thornton, “a prospector braving the Yukon on the hunt for gold.” Ford is the third iconic actor to step into this role behind Clark Gable (1935) and Charlton Heston (1972). (Varitey)

Nickelodeon’s Rugrats are getting a live-action hybrid film to go along with their animated series revival. The movie is set to be released on November 13, 2020 by Paramount Players. David Goodman will direct the film. (Variety)

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  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: In this sequel to Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie learns about her mother’s past while pregnant herself.
  • The Equalizer 2: Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
  • Unfriended: Dark Web: A teen comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that they previous owner is not only watching him, but will also do anything to get it back.
  • McQueen: Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of McQueen’s own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 11, 2018

Get ready for a monster vacation in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!

Disney rearranged several release dates in their film slate. Most notably, Indiana Jones 5 was pushed again to July 9, 2021. This would make Harrison Ford 79 by the film’s release. Other release date changes include Jungle Cruise (October 11, 2019), Maleficent 2 (May 29, 2020) and an untitled Marvel film due February 21, 2021. (Hollywood Reporter)

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker film is official at Warner Bros. Directed by Todd Phillips, the film is set to begin production this September in New York. The Joker stand-alone title is “meant to be different from other comic book superhero movies.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Djimon Honsou was quietly cast into a pivotal role for DC’s Shazam! Honsou will play a 3,000 year-old sorcerer that gives young Billy Baston his powers. Filming has already wrapped for Shazam!, set to hit theaters April 5, 2019. (Entertainment Weekly)

Brie Larson confirmed the end of filming for Captain Marvel on her Twitter page. Larson plays the titular character, who will be the first standalone female star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the film hits theaters March 8, 2019. (Twitter)

Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX. Lando was most recently adapted in Solo: A Star Wars Story by Donald Glover. Directed by J.J. Abrams, Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019. (Hollywood Reporter)

Dwayne Johnson hinted at superhero cameos in DC’s Black Adam. “Without giving anything away, there might be maybe a cameo or two of some of the other DC superheroes,” said Johnson. “That’s been the beauty of Black Adam as we’ve been developing it is that we could make a movie that just stood on its own too as well, but that’s also the beauty of those universes coming together at DC.” (Cinema Blend)

Jeremy Renner has joined the cast of Spawn, a Blumhouse comic adaptation starring Jamie Foxx. Renner will play Detective ‘Twitch’ Williams, Spawn’s unconventional partner that “has the intelligence and intuition” to help Foxx’s character in his fight against evil. Spawn does not have a release date at this time. (Deadline)

Legendary Entertainment and Sunrise, a Japanese animation studio, are co-producing a live action-adaptation of anime Mobile Suit Gundam. The announcement came at Anime Expo 2018, though there is no word yet on the plot, director, cast or release date. (/Film)

Collider confirmed Nicolas Cage will voice Spider-Man Noir in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spider-Man Noir is one of four confirmed iterations of the friendly neighborhood hero in Sony’s upcoming animated adaptation, in theaters December 14. (Collider)

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  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: While on a vacation with his family, Count Dracula makes a romantic connection.
  • Skyscraper: A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.
  • Don’t Worry, He Won’t Go Far on Foot: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
  • Eighth Grade: A teenager tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – July 5, 2018

Go big (or small) with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige surprisingly confirmed that Doctor Strange will not make an appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Taking place “just minutes” after the events of Avengers 4, Far From Home features Peter Parker (Tom Holland) on a vacation in Europe when Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) uses his VFX magic talents to become Spider-Man’s next supervillain. Feige confirmed Doctor Strange’s absence in an interview with /Film. (/Film)

Even though Doctor Strange won’t have a role in the Spider-Man sequel, Feige confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character is getting his own sequel. However, Doctor Strange 2 won’t make an appearance for “a number of years.” “It is just a good problem to have when you have too many beloved characters that people want to see more of,” said Feige. (Cinema Blend)

Chucky is returning to the big screen in a Child’s Play reboot. Polaroid director Lars Klevberg will take the helm with a script by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury, Quantum Break). It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will also be on board. Plot details are currently under wraps at MGM. (Collider)

Idris Elba will play the main villain in Hobbs and Shaw, the Fast and Furious spinoff starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham. Though Johnson and Statham’s characters regularly find themselves at odds, according to Variety, Elba’s character “is the antagonist the duo will go up against,” forcing them to team up. (Variety)

M. Night Shyamalan revealed the poster for Glass, his surprise follow-up to 2000’s Unbreakable. Unbeknownst to viewers of Split until the final scene, Shyamalan bridged his 2000 and 2016 films to return to David Dunn’s story. The superhero film hits theaters January 18, 2019. (Twitter)

The Sopranos are coming back, this time on the big screen. Alan Taylor will direct New Line’s The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel story to the iconic TV series. According to The Wrap, “the film takes place in the 1960s…Several characters from The Sopranos are expected to appear in the film, though New Line would not disclose further plot details.” (The Wrap)

Miles Teller is taking to the skies in Top Gun: Maverick, the much-anticipated sequel to Tom Cruise’s 1986 film. Teller will play the son of Goose and Maverick’s new protege. Top Gun: Maverick, in theaters July 12, 2019, tackles the end of the era of dog-fighting in a world of drone technology. (Variety)

Sony Pictures is creating a film adaptation of graphic novel Skyward from Image Comics. Brad Peyton will direct and executive produce the film. According to Variety, “the movie will follow a woman born just after G-Day [the loss of gravity] who has become accustomed to it, but has come across a dangerous plan to bring gravity back.” (Variety)

Jim Carrey is joining the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, a hybrid live-action/animated adaptation of SEGA’s classic video game character. Carrey will play the main villain, Dr. Eggman, also known as Robotnik. Carrey’s inclusion in this family-friendly action film “could mark a semi-return to genres that helped him become one of the biggest comedy stars in the world.” (Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
  • The First Purge: After the rise of a third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, an experiment is conducted, no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one must stay during the experiment yet there is $5,000 for anyone who does.
  • Sorry to Bother You: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.
  • Whitney: An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 27, 2018

Luck doesn’t live on this side of the border. Benicio del Toro stars in Sicario: Day of the Soldado.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extended membership invitations to a record 928 people. If all invitees accept, 38% of the Oscars’ governing body will be comprised of people of color. The 2018 class is also 49% female, increasing female membership to 31% of the total Academy. Click here for the full list. (Variety)

Leonardo DiCaprio shared the first image from the set of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in theaters August 2019. The photo shows DiCaprio and co-star Brad Pitt adorned in 60s attire. According to the official Twitter page for the film, Pitt’s character is named Cliff Booth, while DiCaprio’s character is Rick Dalton. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has an impressive cast including Margot Robbie, Al Pacino and James Marsden, and is directed by Quentin Tarantino. (Deadline)

In an Instagram video, Tom Holland revealed the titled for the Spider-Man sequel to be Spider-Man: Far From Home. In the video, Holland also said that he received the script for Far From Home, but was admittedly confused about the premise of the film based on the ending of Avengers: Infinity War. Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently slated for release on July 5, 2019. (Instagram)

Sony Pictures is developing a movie adaptation of Marvel comic Silk about a Korean-American superheroine Cindy Moon who inherits the same powers as Spider-Man. Moon’s character made an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming, portrayed by Tiffany Espensen. There are no additional details about the film at this time. (Deadline)

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that James Gunn finished a first draft of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. “We begin official pre-production on [Vol. 3] very, very soon,” said Feige. Gunn has already said that the third Guardians of the Galaxy film will be the last, specifically for the original cast. GOTG Vol. 3 doesn’t have a specific release date yet, but is slated for a 2020 opening. (Collider)

Feige is also committed to adding more female superheroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I think we’re going to get to a point soon where we have so many great female characters that those are just our heroes as opposed to when are they all female, all male,” said Feige. “It’s just the Marvel heroes, more than half of which will be women.” (ScreenRant)

In an interview with Variety, Blumhouse Productions’ founder Jason Blum mentioned that Jordan Peele is “flirting with the idea” of a Get Out sequel. “If Jordan wants to a sequel,” said Blum, “I’ll do it in a second, but it has to come from Jordan Peele.” (Variety)

Universal is swapping release dates for two of their fourth quarter releases. Welcome to Marwen, starring Steve Carell, has moved away from its November 21 release (in direct competition with Creed II) to December 21. In its place will be Green Book, a movie about a pianist on tour facing adversity in every city he plays starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. (Variety)

20th Century Fox is close to finalizing a deal for movie rights to Stephen King’s The Boogeyman. A Quiet Place writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods would be tapped to adapt King’s iconic short story. King considered A Quiet Place “an extraordinary piece of work.” (Deadline)

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  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado: The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
  • Uncle Drew: After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.
  • Leave No Trace: A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living in an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 21, 2018

Life finds a way in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

 

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!

Lucasfilm has put all Star Wars spin-offs on hold. The news comes after Solo: A Star Wars Story “wasn’t the ‘event’ that Lucasfilm expected out of a brand new Star Wars movie.” Those signed on to spin-off projects are no longer involved as the focus shifts to Star Wars: Episode IX. (Collider)

Pinar Toprak is making history as the first female composer to score a blockbuster comic-book film. Toprak will score Captain Marvel, also the first MCU movie with a solo female lead (Brie Larson). Toprak has experience in scoring superheroes, from the first season of SyFy’s Krypton to select music for DC’s Justice League. (Variety)

The costume department for Ant-Man & the Wasp invented a new color for the Wasp’s suit. A combination of gold and silver – appropriately named “gilver” – was made by accident, but fit as a subtle color choice that’s meant to reflect the hero’s stealth skills. The next MCU installment hits theaters Independence Day Weekend. (ScreenRant)

Entertainment Weekly shared new photos of Aquaman, DC’s next installment in theaters December 21. The images showcase new characters including Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman), Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and main villain King Orm (Patrick Wilson). (Entertainment Weekly)

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn confirmed that Vol. 3 will take place after Infinity War. Considering the events of the latest Avengers film, fans are speculating that Infinity War’s results will not be permanent. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is slated for a 2020 release. (ScreenRant)

Quentin Tarantino is taking Sunset Boulevard by storm during his production of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The iconic director transformed the Cinerama Theatre with a 60s vibe, including a stage setting for the “premiere” of Krakatoa. The star-studded film hits theaters August 9, 2019. (/Film)

After many failed attempts at securing the rights for a Marvin Gaye biopic, Dr. Dre will be the one to bring it to life. Dre has secured the rights to Gaye’s music in anticipation of an official deal being struck. According to Variety, “F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, Scott Rudin, and Lenny Kravitz all have tried to bring the singer’s story to the screen but until now, none had been authorized by the estate.” (Variety)

Paramount is developing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film with Andrew Dodge penning the script and Michael Bay as the producer. The Ninja Turtles’ first remake in 2014 scored $493 million worldwide, while the 2016 follow-up only grossed $245 million. (Hollywood Reporter)

Jamie Bell will star alongside Taron Egerton in Rocketman, an Elton John biopic. Bell will play Bernie Taupin, John’s famous songwriter. The film will start with Elton John’s days at the Royal Academy of Music, and progress to his international stardom of the 90s. (Hollywood Reporter)

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  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
  • Damsel: It’s the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.
  • Boundaries: Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack across country after being kicked out of a nursing home.
  • The Catcher Was a Spy: A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – June 13, 2018

14 years after the original, the Parr family is back in The Incredibles 2.

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!

Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins revealed the first photos for their Wonder Woman sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. The first of two photos shows Wonder Woman staring at a wall of TVs, while the second confirms Chris Pine’s character, Steve Trevor, will return. (Twitter)

While we wait for the Wonder Woman sequel, Gadot will be working on a new project with Dwayne Johnson. Titled Red Notice, Gadot’s first starring role outside the DC Universe will see her as a “brilliant and mysterious figure” in a globe-trotting action-comedy. Production will begin April 2019 and the film will release June 12, 2020. (Deadline)

Avengers: Infinity War became the fourth film in history to pass the $2 billion mark at the global box office in just 48 days. Domestically, Infinity War is the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, and the third-highest internationally. (Variety)

Al Pacino is joining the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This is the first film in which the legendary actor and director will collaborate. Recent additions to the all-star cast also include James Marsden, Dakota Fanning, Julia Butters, Damian Lewis and Luke Perry. Tarantino’s ninth film hits theaters August 9, 2019. (Variety, Hollywood Reporter)

Jon Cena is replacing Sylvester Stallone as Jackie Chan’s co-star in Project X (working title). Directed by Need for Speed’s Scott Waugh, the film finds Cena and Chan’s characters teaming up to save a China-run oil refinery in the Middle East. There are no details on the release date. (Hollywood Reporter)

In 2020, four years after their big screen success, the Trolls will be back in theaters for Trolls World Tour, DreamWorks confirmed. According to the film’s synopsis, a “mysterious threat” forces Poppy, Branch and their friends to “create harmony among the diverse Trolls” in separate worlds defined by different music genres. The film is currently slated for release on April 17, 2020. (/Film)

Marvel Studios released a new series of 10th Anniversary character posters, as well as a website containing the timeline of all MCU films to date. The timeline can be filtered based on character, franchise and even films in which specific Infinity Stones appeared. (Marvel Studios)

The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence will helm an adaptation of the Gawker v. Hulk Hogan court case titled Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue. This is the second adaptation in the works about the infamous media company, the first being Jason Winer’s Gawker v. Thiel. (Hollywood Reporter)

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi shared a first photo from his next film Jojo Rabbit. The anti-war comedy finds Waititi as a young boy’s imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler. The project is currently in production with no release date confirmed. (/Film)

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  • Incredibles 2: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
  • Tag: A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.
  • Superfly: The movie is a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film ‘Super Fly’.
  • Loving Pablo: A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.
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