NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 20, 2018

Can you hear the ticking? Jack Black stars in The House with a Clock in its Walls, in theaters Friday.

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After Danny Boyle’s fallout, Bond 25 will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Filming will begin in March 2019 for a global release on February 14, 2020. Fukunaga becomes the first American born director of a Bond film. (Deadline)

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed suspicions that there will be a “slowdown” in Star Wars films. “That doesn’t mean we’re not going to make [Star Wars] films,” clarified Iger when he mentioned Episode IX currently in production and a new saga of films in the works by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as a trilogy by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. (Hollywood Reporter)

LeBron James’ production house, SpringHill Entertainment, officially confirmed Space Jam 2, the long-awaited sequel to Michael Jordan’s 1996 original. The original film found Jordan entering the world of Looney Tunes, where he teamed up with cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny in a game of basketball. James will assume Jordan’s role, with Terence Nance directing and Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler producing. (Washington Post)

Todd Phillips shared a photo on Instagram of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker for the Batman villain’s standalone film. The photo was captioned with the name “Arthur,” rumored to be the Joker’s real name before he assumes his infamous persona. The Joker is currently in production in New York. (Instagram)

Eddie Murphy will star in a New Line comedy inspired by Grumpy Old Men. To be directed by Tim Story, the film will be based on the 1993 comedy in which two lifelong neighbors that hate each other feud over a new female neighbor that moved in across the street. Samuel L. Jackson is “an inspired idea” to play opposite Murphy. (Deadline)

Paul Feig is returning to comedy with Last Christmas, starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. The holiday romance will take place in London with a screenplay by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings. There is no word on a production date or where the film is slated in Universal’s lineup. (Hollywood Reporter)

Patrick Stewart is one of two confirmed Bosleys in Elizabeth Banks’ remake of Charlie’s Angels. Banks will play the other Bosley, but not on camera; it will only be in voice as the character is traditionally never seen. (Hollywood Reporter)

Critically-acclaimed television series Downton Abbey is getting a film adaptation with Focus Features. The film will release one year from today on September 20, 2019. According to Focus chairman Peter Kujawski, the film will focus on “the Crawley family’s next chapter.” (Focus Features)

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  • The House With a Clock in its Walls: A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
  • Life Itself: As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
  • Assassination Nation: After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.
  • The Sisters Brothers: In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.
  • Colette: Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 12, 2018

The hunt has evolved. The 6th installment in The Predator franchise hits theaters this weekend.

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While reshoots are commonplace for blockbuster films, Mark Ruffalo says Avengers 4’s reshoots scheduled to take place this month are going to “finish the movie.” “We don’t know what [Avengers 4] is gonna be yet,” said Ruffalo regarding the plot. “I don’t even know that [the Russo brothers] really know exactly.” (Comicbook)

Halle Berry is making her directorial debut with Bruised, “a mixed martial arts action drama” in which Berry will also star. The film follows Jackie “Justice,” a MMA fighter struggling to excel in her sport while trying to be a mother to her son, Manny, who she walked out on when he was 6. (Deadline)

After The Nun’s scary-good performance at the box office this past weekend, The Conjuring Universe is gearing up for another installment. The Conjuring 3 is prepared to start production in 2019, and already has a screenplay penned by David Lindsay Johnson. Chances are the third Conjuring will be ready to hit theaters in 2020. (CinemaBlend)

Jordan Peele is in talks to produce a Candyman remake. Sticking with horror, Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions team would bring the 1992 Clive Barker adaptation back to the big screen. Peele is currently focused on his Get Out follow-up, Us. (ScreenRant)

20th Century Fox is excited for fans to see young adult novel adaptation The Hate U Give, so much so that they moved its select theaters release date up two weeks to October 5. The film will open wide on October 19 as previously slated. The announcement also came with a new clip and featurette. (/Film)

Hugh Jackman’s The Front Runner will continue its festival tour in Austin. The story of Gary Hart’s 1988 failed campaign for President will close the Austin Film Festival on November 1. The Front Runner joins several films vying for Oscar nominations including The Favourite (Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz) and Everybody Knows (Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz). (Deadline)

I, Tonya distributor Neon bought the rights to Natalie Portman’s pop star drama Von Lux. According to IndieWire, Neon plans to release the movie before the end of the year to enter the Oscars conversation. Neon has not revealed exactly when the film will be released. (IndieWire)

Do you know a Star Wars fan that would fancy Han Solo’s jacket? Or maybe you’re a Back to the Future fanatic interested in Marty McFly’s hoverboard? These items and more are up for auction at London’s Prop Store. The most expensive item available is the aforementioned jacket valued at over $1 million. (New York Times)

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  • The Predator: When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
  • A Simple Favor: A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.
  • White Boy Rick: The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
  • Lizzie: A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.
  • The Children Act: As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 6, 2018

The Nun will be scaring audiences this weekend.

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Entertainment Weekly revealed the first official look at Captain Marvel on the cover of their latest issue. The cover announcement also came with 10 new set photos, including first shots of Brie Larson in costume as Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel), a younger version of Nick Fury sans eye patch (Samuel L. Jackson) and the infamous Skrulls. Captain Marvel hits theaters March 2019. (Entertainment Weekly)

Daniel Craig will star in Rian Johnson’s first project since Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Titled Knives Out, the modern-day murder mystery is currently being shopped at the Toronto International Film Festival. Craig is committed to star in November while the Bond 25 project continues its search for a new director. (Deadline)

Paramount Pictures shifted its release dates for several highly-anticipated films. Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick has been pushed a year to June 26, 2020, while the release date for John Krasinski’s surprise hit A Quiet Place 2 was confirmed to be May 15, 2020. Other slate shifts include Sonic the Hedgehog moving to November 8, 2019, and Terminator taking its place on November 15, 2019. (Deadline)

A new clip from Bohemian Rhapsody gives us a look inside the making of Queen’s iconic song of the same name. The clip shows Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) pushing Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) to record the famous “Galileo” and “Figaro” operatic lines. The clip jumps to Queen’s live performance of the song, giving us a more detailed look at Malek’s on-stage portrayal of the late signer. (/Film)

Two film adaptations of Broadway classics are trading places. Cats, starring Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and James Corden, has been moved to December 20, 2019, replacing Wicked on Universal’s slate. This puts Cats in direct competition with Star Wars: Episode IX. There is no word on a new release date for Wicked. (Variety)

Empire shared a new image of Lin-Manuel Miranda as lamplighter Jack in Mary Poppins Returns, in theaters this Christmas. Miranda assumes the role made famous by Dick Van Dyke over 50 years ago. Click here to see the exclusive image. (Empire)

A24 is releasing horror comedy Slice for one day only in select cities on Monday, September 10. Starring Grammy winner Chance the Rapper, the film explores the investigation of a murdered pizza delivery boy, and a pizza store that doubles as a gateway to hell. There are no details on a wide release at this time. (/Film)

 

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  • The Nun: A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
  • Peppermint: Peppermint is a revenge story centering on a young mother who finds herself with nothing to lose, and is now going to take from her enemies the very life they stole from her.
  • God Bless the Broken Road: While grieving the loss of her husband, a financially struggling widow meets a race car driver.
  • The Apparition: A journalist is sent by the Vatican to investigate a young girl claiming to be visited by the Virgin Mary.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 29, 2018

Oscar Isaac is Peter Malkin in Operation Finale, in theaters Friday.

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Alec Baldwin has stepped away from Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker standalone film. Baldwin was set to play Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne/Batman’s father. Baldwin says the decision was made because of “scheduling issues,” though went on by saying “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.” (USA Today)

Former Doctor Who Matt Smith and Lord of the Rings’ Dominic Monaghan have been cast in Star Wars: Episode IX. It is unclear which roles Smith and Monaghan will play, but Variety says Smith will have a “key role.” Episode IX is currently in production and scheduled to hit theaters December 2019. (Variety, Hollywood Reporter)

In an interview with Variety, standalone Flash film co-star Kiersey Clemons confirmed that the DC film is currently on hold. “So far, I’m not doing Flash for the rest of [2018],” said Clemons, “but let’s just hope for 2019.” (Variety)

Warner Bros. and New Line won an auction for the film rights to The King which will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. To be directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film features Johnson as King Kamehameha, the legendary Hawaiian leader who was the first to unite Hawaii’s feuding islands. Johnson’s films with New Line have grossed a combined $1.2 billion. (Deadline)

The Russo Brothers’ follow-up directorial project to Avengers: Infinity War will be a film adaptation of Cherry, a novel by Nico Walker. The Russo’s earned the rights to the adaptation in an auction last week. The novel is based on Walker’s life as a former veteran whose PTSD and drug addictions led to a series of bank robberies. The Infinity War directors bought the rights through their upstart studio AGBO for $1 million. (Deadline)

The Walking Dead’s effects specialist and fan favorite Greg Nicotero has signed on to create the design for Jamie Foxx’s Spawn remake. Spawn will be directed by the comic’s creator Todd McFarlane and be produced with Blumhouse (Get Out, Split, The Purge). (Variety)

Wile E. Coyote is taking his antics to the big screen in Warner Bros. Coyote vs. Acme. The LEGO Batman Movie’s director Chris McKay will direct the film with Jon and Josh Silberman tapped to write the script. Only 2 Looney Toons films have hit the big screen in the last 22 years: Space Jam ($230.4MM worldwide) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action ($70MM worldwide). (Deadline)

The first official merch for Captain Marvel reveals the promo art and official logo for the film. One of the branded notebooks also features an image of Blake Lively as Captain Marvel wearing the iconic costume. Marvel Studios’ next film debuts March 8, 2019. (IGN)

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  • Kin: Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.
  • Operation Finale: A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.
  • The Little Stranger: After a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, strange things begin to occur.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 22, 2018

Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph star in The Happytime Murders.

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One week after its groundbreaking release, Warner Bros. already has plans for a Crazy Rich Asians sequel. While it’s not officially greenlit, the studio is moving forward on development with director John M. Chu. The sequel would be based on Kevin Kwan’s second book, China Rich Girlfriend. WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Crazy Rich Asians. (Hollywood Reporter)

Director Danny Boyle has stepped away from Bond 25 “due to creative differences” according to an announcement on Twitter. While a replacement has not been made, Mission: Impossible FALLOUT director Christopher McQuarrie’s name is being circulated as a replacement. (/Film)

Eva Longoria and Michael Pena join the cast of live-action Dora the Explorer as Dora’s mother and father. Paramount recently released a first photo of Isabela Moner as the lead. The film is slated to hit theaters August 2, 2019. (Hollywood Reporter, Variety)

Vanity Fair released an exclusive first photo of Nicole Kidman as L.A.P.D. officer Erin Bell in Destroyer. In the film, Kidman’s character “goes undercover with a criminal gang and, nearly 20 years later, still wears the trauma of the experience.” Destroyer will debut at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and hit theaters Christmas Day. (Vanity Fair)

Star Wars production designer Neil Lamont spoke with CinemaBlend about a cancelled Star Wars spin-off set in a familiar location. Lamont and his team were working on a film set on Tatooine, the iconic Star Wars planet. Lamont didn’t elaborate on which spin-off would take place in this location. (CinemaBlend)

According to Forbes, Scarlett Johansson is 2018’s highest-paid actress. The Infinity War star earned $40.5 million in pretax earnings between June 2017 and June 2018. In second place is Angelina Jolie with an estimated $28 million thanks in large part to her upfront pay for Maleficent 2. (Forbes)

Guillermo del Toro’s film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will begin production “in a few days.” Scary Stories will be based on a script that del Toro co-wrote with Dan and Kevin Hageman. The Shape of Water director has been developing this adaptation since 2016. (ScreenRant)

Sony picked up a new horror film from the producers of A Quiet Place. The project, being referred to as an untitled holiday film, is reportedly a cross between I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream. (Deadline)

The park may be gone, but the dinosaurs are here to stay. Universal and Fathom Events are bringing Jurassic Park back to theaters for its 25th anniversary. The Steven Spielberg film will make special screenings on September 16, 18 and 19. Click here to buy tickets. (/Film)

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  • The Happytime Murders: When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
  • A.X.L.: A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion.
  • Papillon: Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island.
  • Support the Girls: The general manager at a highway-side ”sports bar with curves” has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.
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NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 15, 2018

The highly-anticipated Crazy Rich Asians makes its debut today with a projected $26 million five-day opening.

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Entertainment Weekly shared a photo from Ralph Breaks the Internet in which Disney’s classic and modern princesses are seen lounging in comfortable clothes. According to Sarah Silverman, voice of Vanellope in the film, her character convinces the other princesses to adopt a more laid-back look, many of which feature references to each princess’ film. (Entertainment Weekly)

Gal Gadot is also joining the fun in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Gadot will voice Shank, a racer in the “wicked-dangerous” fictional game Slaughter Race. Ralph Break the Internet hits theaters on November 21. (Gal Gadot)

Equalizer 2 director Antoine Fuqua will meet with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about directing a Marvel film. While Fuqua is excited about the opportunity, he’s also worried about relinquishing too much control to the studio. “For me it has to be the right one, in the right situation because there’s so much visual effects going on and – ‘Where’s the director in it all?’,” said Fuqua. “[Marvel Studios] has a machine…there’s the design, the whole thing is sketched out…Is the director doing that? Or is it a hundred other people?” (Hey U Guys)

Tom Holland released a video on Instagram in which he stands in from of a scene-in-progress for Spider-Man: Far from Home. The video features a stunt double taking the brunt of a tidal wave and being knocked back forcefully. Though there is little context, many have speculated that the tidal wave originates from Spider-Man villain Hydro-Man. Far From Home hits theaters in July 2019. (ScreenRant)

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne are in early talks to star in serial killer thriller The Good Nurse. The film is based on a true story about Charlie Cullen – known infamously as “The Angel of Death” – who was responsible for the deaths of over 300 people over 16 years. Redmayne would play Cullen, while Chastain would take on the role of “the nurse whose dogged pursuit helped end [Cullen’s] killing spree.” (Deadline)

Starting August 30 through September 6, Marvel Studios is re-releasing all MCU films exclusively in IMAX. The 20 films will rerun in order of their release, but only for limited showings. /Film has the full schedule. (/Film)

Disney announced the start of production on live-action Mulan with the first photo of Yifei Liu as the lead. Liu is shown posing with a katana. The Mulan remake is slated for a March 27, 2020 release. (Disney)

Just three days earlier, production was announced for live-action Dora the Explorer with a photo of Isabela Moner as teenage Dora. The film ages up the classic characters to their high-school years. The Michael Bay-produced film hits theaters August 2, 2019. (Twitter)

Ben Schwartz will voice Sonic the Hedgehog in the titular character’s live-action hybrid film. Schwartz’s character will be animated, while his enemy Dr. Robotnik will be played live by Jim Carrey. Paramount currently has the film slated for a November 15, 2019 release. (Variety)

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  • Crazy Rich Asians: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.
  • Mile 22: An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.
  • Alpha: An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend.
  • Juliet, Naked: Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.
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