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Zack Snyder says he won’t be returning to help complete Justice League

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Despite rumors that he would be returning to the set of Justice League to assist Joss Whedon in finishing the film, it looks like Zack Snyder has stepped for good.  Speaking to Wired about his latest film Snow Steam Iron, a short film that he has shot entirely on an iPhone, the director provided an update in regards to where he stands with Justice League.

Snyder stressed that returning to production would be “unfair in a lot of ways” before going into further detail: “I’m at a place where I feel excited about it and I’m happy for my guys and I love these people that are working on it, and they’re my family and I think they’re doing an amazing job. But I’ve kind of just let them do their thing.”

As we know, Zack Snyder decided to step down from directing duties following »

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Casts Former Nightlife Kingpin Danny A Abeckaser (Exclusive)

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Former nightlife impresario-turned actor Danny A. Abeckaser has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” TheWrap has learned.

Abeckaser joins an all-star cast in the Netflix Original that includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Pesci and Ray Romano.

The project centers around Jimmy Hoffa, the controversial Teamsters labor union leader who vanished without a trace in the ’70s. Abeckaser previously worked with Scorsese on the HBO drama “Vinyl.”

Reps for the actor and Netflix did not immediately return TheWraps’ request for comment. »

- Matt Donnelly

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‘It’ to Pass ‘The Exorcist’ as Highest Grossing Horror Film Ever

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Warner Bros.’ runaway horror hit “It” will pass “The Exorcist” on Wednesday to become the highest domestic grossing horror film of all-time. Upon its initial release in 1973, “The Exorcist” grossed $193 million domestically, followed by an additional $39.9 million from two director’s cut releases in 2000 and 2010, for a total of $232.9 million. “It” currently has $228.4 million after adding $4.2 million on Monday and $5.3 million on Tuesday. The movie should easily pass “The Exorcist” record this week — as early as Wednesday night. “It” is the highest grossing R-Rated film of 2017 so far. While expected to »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Linda Hamilton to Return to ‘Terminator’ Franchise

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Linda Hamilton will return as Sarah O’Connor in the next installment of the “Terminator” franchise.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is also on board to reprise the role of the cyborg he made famous more then 30 years ago. The sequel will be produced by Skydance and series creator James Cameron. The upcoming film will mark the first time that O’Connor, Schwarzenegger, and Cameron will be working together on the franchise since the 1991 smash “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

Paramount Pictures is distributing, with 20th Century Fox handling it internationally. “Deadpool” director Tim Miller will helm the movie. »

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Jake Lamotta Dead, Real-Life 'Raging Bull' Boxer 'Fought Til the End'

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Boxing legend Jake Lamotta -- the champ who was played by Robert De Niro in the movie "Raging Bull" -- died Tuesday, TMZ has learned. He was 95. Jake's wife tells TMZ, Jake died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia. Another family member tells TMZ, Jake's condition deteriorated in the last few weeks. He was put on a feeding tube, which he kept pulling out. His condition worsened considerably in the last »

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Sony Pictures Classics Buys ‘Foxtrot,’ Israel’s Ophir Winner and Oscar Entry

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Sony Pictures Classics released Samuel Maoz’s last film “Lebanon” and hung out with the Israeli filmmaker at the recent Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals, where Venice Grand Jury Prize-winner “Foxtrot,” a moving and humorous exploration of grief and loss, was a rousing success. So it’s no surprise that Sony Pictures Classics has just acquired North American rights to the winner of eight Ophir awards, including Best Picture and Director.

Read More:‘Foxtrot’ Is a Brilliant Portrait of Israeli Frustrations — Telluride Review

Any film that wins the Ophir is the automatic Israeli entry for the Oscars. With it, Spc adds yet another arrow to its quiver of this year’s foreign-language arsenal, which already includes Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman” (Sebastian Leilo) and likely Russian entry “Loveless” (Andrey Zvyagintsev).

In our review of the film, Eric Kohn wrote that its a “brilliant followup” to Maoz’s previous offering, »

- Anne Thompson

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Director of Mel Gibson Movie Sues Producer Over Comment to L.A. Times

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Farhad Safinia, the screenwriter and director of The Professor and the Madman, has just filed a lawsuit that is anything but ordinary. In California federal court, he alleges that he never came to a deal to shoot the picture and that Voltage Pictures is committing copyright infringement with respect to the movie about the origins of the Oxford English Dictionary that stars Mel Gibson and Sean Penn. Plus, he's asserting defamation.

His lawsuit follows one in August from Mel Gibson's Icon Productions, which must be discussed first for context.

Icon claims that Gibson was entitled to sign-off on »

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Fox Boss Reveals ‘New Mutants’ Movie Details and a Unique Setting

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20th Century Fox has done quite well for themselves in the Marvel movie department over the last 20 years or so. The X-Men franchise and its spin-off films, including the recent heavy hitters Logan and Deadpool, paved the way for superhero cinema long before anyone cooked up the concept of a shared cinematic universe. But with so many superhero movies clogging up release date calendars and production pipelines, it's getting increasingly difficult for each project to have a fresh approach. Stacey Snider, chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, knows this full well. It was the topic … »

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Gal Gadot in Talks to Join Bradley Cooper in Thriller ‘Deeper’

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Gal Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in the MGM thriller “Deeper.”

“White God” helmer Kornel Mundruczo is also attached to the project. Max Landis, who penned the script, will produce with David Goyer and Addictive Pictures. If a deal closes, production is expected to start in the first quarter of 2018.


Gal Gadot Comforts Young ‘Wonder Woman’ Fan at Comic-Con 2017

The film follows a former astronaut (to be played by Cooper) hired to take a submersible to the deepest part of the ocean. Supernatural events transpire as the vehicle gets closer to its destination.

Following the news that “Wonder Woman” helmer Patty Jenkins closed a deal to direct “Wonder Woman 2,” sources wondered if Gadot would film another movie prior to commencing production on the superhero sequel. The tentpole has become one of the biggest domestic box office hits of the year, grossing more then $411 million in the U.S. »

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Fox Chief Talks Rebooting Wolverine & Superhero Fatigue

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Hugh Jackman finally said goodbye to Wolverine this year with “Logan,” which is trying to earn some Oscar love (more on that in a second), and for now the character is in the movie vault. But in today’s climate, no character is truly gone, and if you look over at Warner Bros., they’re more than happy to have two actors play the same role in different projects (a situation that has left Jared Leto not too pleased about someone else playing Joker in a developing spinoff).

Continue reading Fox Chief Talks Rebooting Wolverine & Superhero Fatigue at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Avengers 4 to Recruit Captain Marvel; Surprising Marvel Character May Return From the Dead

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Who knows what the future holds? Marvel, apparently, because they’re scheduling films until the end of time, and currently in the midst of shooting them as well. Avengers: Infinity War isn’t even out yet, but production is already underway on the next Avengers film, which means eagle-eyed set spies are already picking out actors left and right as if […]

The post Avengers 4 to Recruit Captain Marvel; Surprising Marvel Character May Return From the Dead appeared first on /Film. »

- Chris Evangelista

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Gal Gadot In Talks To Join Bradley Cooper In MGM’s ‘Deeper’

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Exclusive: Gal Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in Deeper, the MGM pic that Max Landis scripted and White God helmer Kornel Mundruczo will direct. In the drama, a disgraced astronaut embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, theorized to be the lowest point on planet Earth. He encounters an increasing level of danger, and soon finds himself in a psychological (and physical) fight against mysterious forces. Landis is… »

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Kevin Sorbo’s Faith-Based ‘Let There Be Light’ From Exec Producer Sean Hannity Gets Release Date

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Kevin Sorbo’s directorial debut, the faith-based feature Let There Be Light, has just gotten a theatrical release date of Oct. 27 from Atlas Distribution Co. The film was a family affair as Sorbo’s wife Sam Sorbo co-wrote the film, both star in it accompanied by their two sons. Sean Hannity (yes, the one from Fox News) serves as an executive producer. After suffering the traumatic loss of his youngest son to cancer, Dr. Sol Harkens (Kevin Sorbo) loses faith and heads down… »

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Matt Damon to Receive Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles announced on Wednesday that Matt Damon will be the recipient of the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year’s ceremony.

Matt Damon is undoubtedly one of the most talented and respected actors working in film today,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen. “Having made a remarkable impact at a young age with ‘Good Will Hunting,’ he has developed a phenomenal career — combining both big-budget studio movies and acclaimed independent films. As a favorite of some of the top contemporary directors in our industry, it seems particularly fitting that we are honoring his career with an award bearing the name of the legendary Stanley Kubrick.”


Matt Damon to Star as Con-Man Doctor in ‘Charlatan’ (Exclusive)

The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award is given to individuals “upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and »

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Movie Talk: Linda Hamilton, James Cameron, and Schwarzenegger Reunite for New ‘Terminator’

1 hour ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Wednesday September 20th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Kristian Harloff, Clarke Wolfe, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following: Linda Hamilton joins cast of a new Terminator sequel, produced by James Cameron and directed by Tim Miller Taika Waititi in talks for live-action Akira movie First official trailer released for Tomb Raider New trailer for Jumanji Matthew Vaughn says Fox considered splitting Kingsman: The Golden Circle into two films Matt Damon to star as Con-Man Doctor in Charlatan First trailer released for Just Getting Started starring Morgan Freeman and Tommy … »

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’s Matthew Vaughn On Avoiding Franchise Fatigue & His Trilogy Ambition: Q&A

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Exclusive: Deadline caught up with Matthew Vaughn this week, right after he premiered Kingsman: The Golden Circle at the London Film Festival and endured a numbing onslaught of repetitive junket interviews. The follow-up to an audacious spy film he and writing partner Jane Goldman adapted from the Mark Millar comic book, Kingsman: The Golden Circle ups the ante on its formula of 007-caliber action mixed with quirky characters and R-rated irreverence. Jeff Bridges, Halle… »

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eOne Acquires Worldwide Rights For Kate Winslet Starring Biopic About WWII Photojournalist Lee Miller

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Exclusive: On paper, this one has Oscar written all over it. Entertainment One has acquired worldwide rights for the upcoming Lee Miller biopic starring Kate Winslet. eOne will both fully finance and distribute the film with production expected to begin next year. Winslet came onto the project two years ago to play the title role of the American photographer, model, artist and courageous war correspondent Elizabeth 'Lee' Miller in the (as yet) untitled film. No director… »

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Fifth ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Show Being Developed By Writer Bryan Cogman

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Current Game of Thrones writer and producer Bryan Cogman has a live-action movie adaptation of The Sword in the Stone in the works and a film based on Magic: The Gathering on his plate, but it looks like he’s not finished with the world of ice and fire quite yet. Word has surfaced that Cogman is […]

The post Fifth ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Show Being Developed By Writer Bryan Cogman appeared first on /Film. »

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/Answers: The Greatest Movie Spies (Who Are Not Named James Bond)

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, this week’s edition asks “Who is your favorite movie spy (who is not named James Bond because that’s the easy answer and you have to try harder than that)?” Ethan Anderton: Ethan Hunt from the Mission: Impossible […]

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Dark ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Reboot in Development at The CW

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Because we can't have nice things, only gritty reboots of formerly nice things, there is a dark Sabrina the Teenage Witch series come to The CW. The network is looking to expand both their Archie universe and their Greg Berlanti universe in one fell swoop with a show based off of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic. The hourlong drama will serve as a "companion" series to Riverdale, and has been compared to both The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby, as it, “reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story … »

- Allison Keene

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