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Taika Waititi Returning to Direct ‘Thor 4’

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Taika Waititi Returning to Direct ‘Thor 4’
Taika Waititi will return to write and direct “Thor 4,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. The first two “Thor” films were directed by Kenneth Branagh and Alan Taylor, respectively.

Waititi also starred as Korg in “Ragnarok,” which he then reprised in “Avengers: Endgame” this year. His other recent directing credits include “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” His upcoming projects include “Jojo Rabbit” and “Akira.”
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‘Space Jam 2’: Malcolm D. Lee Replacing Terence Nance as Director

‘Space Jam 2’: Malcolm D. Lee Replacing Terence Nance as Director
Random Acts of Flyness” creator Terence Nance is officially out as director of Warner Bros.’ sequel to the 1996 live-action/animated sports comedy “Space Jam.” According to Deadline, Nance is being replaced by “Girls Trip” helmer Malcolm D. Lee.

Nance’s exit is said to have been an “amicable” one, with creative differences cited as the reason for his departure.

Lee might actually be the more logical choice here, given his mainstream comedy roots, and proven box office prowess, with 11 feature films on his resume. Although Nance’s surrealist, stream-of-consciousness style — as seen in his 2012 feature debut “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” and in his vérité HBO sketch series “Random Acts of Flyness” — may have given the “Space Jam” franchise a fresh creative jolt.

This also would have been Nance’s first studio feature.

Set for a July 16, 2021 release, the live-action/animated “Space Jam 2” will star NBA superstar LeBron James
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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Will Open London Film Festival

‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Will Open London Film Festival
Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lion” star Dev Patel toplines period Charles Dickens drama “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Armando Iannucci’s followup to “The Death of Stalin,” which will have its European premiere on opening night October 2 at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square at the BFI London Film Festival. This year’s festival runs October 3 to 13.

This date means the film will first play one or more stateside festivals: Telluride, Toronto, or New York, where American buyers will first check out the film. FilmNation is handling international rights, with UTA co-repping the U.S. sale.

Iannucci’s witty dialogue and the detailed Victorian setting should be catnip for BAFTA and Academy voters, along with a starry cast including Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, Gwendoline Christie, and Aneurin Barnard. Shot on location in the UK, the film is produced by Kevin Loader and Iannucci; Suzie Harman
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Naveen Andrews to Star in Romantic Dramedy 'The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry' (Exclusive)

Naveen Andrews to Star in Romantic Dramedy 'The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry' (Exclusive)
Naveen Andrews will star in the whimsical dramedy The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, based on the 2013 best-selling novel by Gabrielle Zevin, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The Lost alum will star as A.J. Fikry, a curmudgeonly Massachusetts small-town bookstore owner who withdraws even further from human relationships after his wife dies. The arrival of a mysterious package sets off a series of encounters and events that helps the grumpy widower rediscover the joy in a personal connection.

Zevin has adapted her own screenplay, and her frequent collaborator Hans Canosa will direct. The two will produce alongside Claude ...
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Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' Rounds Out Cast With Omari Hardwick, Chris D’Elia

Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' Rounds Out Cast With Omari Hardwick, Chris D’Elia
As it begins shooting in New Mexico, Zack Snyder's zombie heist thriller Army of the Dead has rounded out its cast. Omari Hardwick, Chris D’Elia and Westworld actor Hiroyuki Sanada have boarded the Netflix movie starring Dave Bautista.

Garret Dillahunt, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Samantha Win and Rich Cetrone are also joining the cast.

Army of the Dead takes place after a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, where a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

The movie began production Monday in ...
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Harry Styles in Talks to Play Prince Eric in Disney's Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

Harry Styles in Talks to Play Prince Eric in Disney's Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'
Harry Styles is the latest actor to go under the sea.

The singer-turned-actor is in early negotiations to play the iconic role of Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

The pic, which is being directed by Rob Marshall, is in the throes of casting, having recently found its Ariel with R&b singer Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle fame. Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are also in talks to be part of Disney’s world.

Eric is the human prince who catches Ariel's eye. The mermaid saves the prince from drowning and then makes a ...
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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 209 – ‘John Carter’ Revisited

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're joined by Drew Taylor to talk about Disney's John Carter now that the movie is on Netflix. We talk about the film's tumultuous production, why the movie might qualify as Pixar's first live-action film, the pitfalls of trying to make a live-action movie like you would an animated picture, the fallout from the film's failure, why it's an interesting movie despite its shortcomings, and much more. Listen to the latest episode of The Collider.com Podcast below; click here for the previous non-miniseries …
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Film News Roundup: ‘Apollo 11’ Re-Release Set for Moon Landing Anniversary

Film News Roundup: ‘Apollo 11’ Re-Release Set for Moon Landing Anniversary
In today’s film news roundup, Neon is re-releasing “Apollo 11”; “Sesame Street” gets moved; “Supersize Me 2” is set for Sept. 13; Will Ropp gets a “Silk Road” deal; and Apple makes a movie deal.

Re-launch

Neon will re-release Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary “Apollo 11” in theaters on July 20, the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

The run will also include weeklong engagements and special one-off showings in more than 100 theaters across top markets including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Miami.

“Apollo 11,” which was crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it won the editing prize. The film, which opened in theaters on March 1, will cross $9 million after the weekend’s anniversary re-launch and remains the top grossing documentary of the year.
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‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ Trailer: Chris Evans Attempts to Smuggle Refugees to Safety

‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ Trailer: Chris Evans Attempts to Smuggle Refugees to Safety
Chris Evans‘s time as Captain America has come to an end, which means it’s time for him to branch out into other projects. He has Knives Out hitting theaters later this year, but this month you can catch him in the Netflix film The Red Sea Diving Resort. The film is inspired by a true story, […]

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Duncan Jones Reflects on ‘Moon’ and What He Had Planned for a ‘Warcraft’ Trilogy

It’s been ten years since Duncan Jones burst on the scene with one of the best sci-fi films of the 2000s, Moon. The story follows a human worker on Mars who makes a shocking discovery that throws his entire identity into doubt. It was smart, confident sci-fi with an excellent performance from Sam Rockwell. It holds up wonderfully and now the film has come to 4K. To mark the release of Moon on 4K, I got to do a phone interview with Jones. During our conversation, we talked about his memories of Moon, the film’s impact, …
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Getting a Crossover Comic

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Getting a Crossover Comic
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had an endless array of comic book crossovers throughout their long history. They’ve met up with Archie, Alf, and Garfield, and more recently the heroes in a half-shell worked with the Ghostbusters and Batman. Now Boom! Studios has the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slated to crossover with Mighty Morphin’ […]

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‘Come to Daddy’ Review: Elijah Wood Battles Daddy Issues in Raucous, Demented Genre-Bender | Fantasia 2019

You better strap in when you sit down for Come to Daddy, because the directorial debut from Turbo Kid and Deathgasm producer Ant Timpson is an elusive, endlessly shocking thrill ride. Built around some brutal daddy issues and finding the cracks in broken relationships where something new can flourish, Come to Daddy is always zigging when you expect it to zag, with tongue firmly in cheek and heart proudly on its sleeve (whether that's a heartfelt moment or just a bit of arterial spray depends on the scene.) Elijah Wood stars as Norval, an awkward and effete thirty-something …
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‘Yesterday’: Writer Richard Curtis Explains the Changes Danny Boyle Made to the Script

‘Yesterday’: Writer Richard Curtis Explains the Changes Danny Boyle Made to the Script
Yesterday, the latest film from director Danny Boyle, had one of the all-time great movie premises: what if a struggling musician woke up to realize that the rest of the world had forgotten the music of The Beatles? The movie hit theaters at the end of last month and has made $68 million worldwide so […]

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Apple Adds Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson Drama ‘The Banker’ to Slate

Apple is adding the historic Jim Crow-era drama “The Banker” to its Apple TV+ slate, further beefing up its planned original streaming offerings likely for theatrical release and awards consideration.

Per usual, the tech giant is tight-lipped about its plans for the George Nolfi-helmed film. An Apple spokeswoman confirmed the company is still planning to launch its streaming service in the fall, but declined to say when this or other high-profile films on its slate would be released.

Starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long, and Nicholas Hoult, “The Banker” is based on the true story of two African American entrepreneurs who seek to thwart the racial limitations of the 1950s.

Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson) recruit working-class white man Matt Steiner (Hoult) to pose as the head of their business empire while the two moguls act as a janitor and chauffeur. After making it big in California real estate,
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New ‘The Witcher’ Image Reveals Henry Cavill’s Trusty Steed, Roach

Fans of The Witcher noticed a major character missing from the last batch of images from Netflix's live-action adaption: Roach, Geralt of Rivia's (Henry Cavill) trusty horse companion. Well, ask and ye shall receive, as the streaming service released a new photo that reveals Roach in all his horse glory. Look at that horse. That's a good horse, man. Cavill, for his part, continues to be out here looking like a hot Vigo the Carpathian who fucks. Created by Lauren Schmidt (The Umbrella Academy), Netflix's The Witcher is based on the fantasy novels by Andrzej …
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The Witching Hour: The Best Horror Movies of 2019 So Far

Welcome to The Witching Hour! Collider’s horror podcast, co-created and co-hosted by Editor and Horror Lead Haleigh Foutch and Senior Editorial Producer Perri Nemiroff. On this week's episode, we're breaking down the best 2019 horror movies so far. Now that we're halfway through the year, in the thick of the summer horror season, it's time to look back on our favorites of the year so far, from the theatrical hits like Us and Annabelle Comes Home to indie gems like Climax and Piercing, and even a few titles to look forward to in …
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Kevin Smith Reveals ‘Bluntman v Chronic’ Poster from ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’

Kevin Smith Reveals ‘Bluntman v Chronic’ Poster from ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’
San Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us, and Kevin Smith is preparing to debut the first trailer and a sneak peek from his forthcoming movie Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The movie treads the same territory as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back with the titular stoners setting out to stop a reboot of the […]

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Quentin Tarantino is Okay With ‘Star Trek’ Being His Last Movie

Quentin Tarantino is Okay With ‘Star Trek’ Being His Last Movie
It’s that time again – time for Quentin Tarantino to bring up his potential Star Trek movie and also his possible retirement. Tarantino has teased both his Trek film and his plans to retire after making ten movies. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is being billed as Tarantino’s ninth, which begs the question: is Star Trek going to be […]

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‘Marvel’s Storyboards’ Coming to Disney+; Hugh Jackman & Others to Appear as Guests

When you’re done scrolling through the gold mines of Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars content on Disney+, Marvel hopes you’re going to be interested enough in its brand to check out a newly-announced non-fiction series called Marvel’s Storyboards. Sadly, this is not a deep dive into the art of creating storyboards for comics or movies […]

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Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Just Mercy’ Moves to Awards Season Slot

Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Just Mercy’ Moves to Awards Season Slot
Michael B. Jordan’s upcoming legal drama “Just Mercy” has been shifted forward three weeks from Jan. 17 to Dec. 25 for an Oscar-qualifying theatrical release.

Just Mercy” is based on the case of Walter McMillan, an African-American death-row prisoner who was exonerated in 1993 after being convicted five years earlier for a 1986 murder in Alabama. Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, took on McMillan’s cause in 1988 in his first case as an attorney and wrote the 2014 book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.”

McMillan was convicted despite being at a barbecue surrounded by dozens of witnesses at the time of the murder. He was exonerated after Stevenson proved that the prosecution had suppressed evidence.

Jordan stars as Stevenson while Jamie Foxx portrays McMillan in the Warner Bros.’ film. The cast includes Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, Rob Morgan and O’Shea Jackson,
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