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Box Office: ‘Expendables 4’ Lands Only $3.2M Friday on Way to Franchise Worst Opening

Lionsgate and Millenium’s Expendables 4 has hit theaters with $3.2 million in Friday grosses as the movie heads for a franchise-low opening. Friday’s tally includes $750,000 in Thursday evening previews. The $100 million budgeted film, financed by Millenium, had been looking to open in the $15 million range, with some estimates on the high end placing it closer to $17 million. But early returns, however, now show it […]

‘Expendables 4’ Director Scott Waugh Talks Doubling Rufio in ‘Hook’ and Learning a Hard Lesson on ‘Last Action Hero’

Before John Wick ushered in a new era of stuntmen turned directors, Expend4bles director Scott Waugh was one of the few exceptions to pull off the feat. Following in the footsteps of his older brother Ric Roman Waugh, the younger Waugh made his own luck by funding 2012’s Act of Valor and co-directing the action […]

‘Smile 2,’ ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Set 2024 Release Dates

Paramount is hoping to bring smiles to audiences’ faces for Halloween season 2024. The studio has set a release date for its untitled sequel to the surprise horror hit Smile of Oct. 18, 2024. The studio also set a date for the musical adaptation of Mean Girls, which will bow on Jan. 12, 2024. It […]

DC Studios to Get New Production Batcave as Warner Bros. Plans Soundstage Expansion in Leavesden

Warner Bros. Discovery is doubling down on one of its key production hubs, which will serve as the primary home for DC Studios projects once the expansion is completed on the lot just outside of central London in Leavesden. Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden unveiled plans on Thursday to add 10 new soundstages and incorporate 400,000 […]

Colman Domingo to Voice Batman Opposite Hasan Minhaj’s Riddler in Spotify Series

Colman Domingo is entering the Batcave. The actor, who is in the Oscars race thanks to his work in civil rights drama Rustin, will voice Batman in the Spotify limited series The Riddler: Secrets In The Dark. Comedian Hasan Minhaj stars in Secrets in the Dark, which comes after Minhaj voiced the Batman villain in […]

‘No One Will Save You’ Filmmaker Brian Duffield on the Long Road to His Alien Home Invasion Thriller

No One Will Save You filmmaker Brian Duffield has experienced many twists and turns throughout his 13-year career.  After making the Black List in 2010, he pulled off the same feat in 2011 with his Jane Got a Gun spec script, which went on to endure one of the most dramatic journeys to the big […]

Brian Michael Bendis Reteams With Alex Maleev for Crime Caper Miniseries ‘Masterpiece’ (Exclusive)

The last time comics author Brian Michael Bendis worked with his longtime collaborator, artist Alex Maleev, the result was Scarlet, a two-volume series that was dark and dystopian, telling the tale of a corrupt police state and a new American civil war. The second volume hit in 2016, as the Donald Trump presidency began, seemingly […]

Nia DaCosta Says She Confided in Her Fellow Marvel Director When Stressed While Filming ‘The Marvels’

Nia DaCosta is opening up about her time directing upcoming superhero film The Marvels. The writer-director spoke with Vanity Fair ahead of the Nov. 10 release date of the Captain Marvel sequel, starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani. In the conversation, she revealed she turned to one of her fellow Marvel directors in […]

Marc Webb to Direct Skydance’s Bermuda Triangle Movie

Marc Webb charting a course for the Bermuda Triangle. The filmmaker is attached to direct Bermuda for Skydance, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Skydance has been developing Bermuda for some time, with Spider-Man director Sam Raimi at one point attached, and filmmaker stepping in Scott Derrickson boarding in 2020 after exiting his Doctor Strange sequel. […]

Paris Zarcilla’s ‘Raging Grace’ Goes to Brainstorm, Music Box Films (Exclusive)

Brainstorm Media and Music Box Films have jointly picked up the North American rights to Paris Zarcilla’s horror movie Raging Grace. A Dec. 8 theatrical release is being planned for the debut feature from British-born Filipino writer-director Zarcilla that bowed at South by Southwest, where it won two grand jury awards for best film and best […]

‘The Creator’ First Reactions Revealed

Gareth Edwards’ hotly anticipated sci-fi epic The Creator has finally been unveiled for its first audience, with a press screening taking place Monday evening in Hollywood. With full reviews of The Creator still to come, the first, albeit brief, reactions on social media have been pouring in following the screening and well ahead of the […]

‘Elemental’ Notches Top Disney+ Movie Debut of 2023, Says Streamer

The slow-burn life of Elemental continues. The film landed the top streaming debut for a movie on Disney+ so far this year, the streaming service announced Monday. That follows Elemental‘s box office journey, which began inauspiciously with a record-worst opening for a Pixar movie, only for the film to have strong legs and ultimately earn […]

‘Paranormal Activity’ Stage Play in the Works (Exclusive)

Get ready for Paranormal Activity, the stage play. Simon Friend, the veteran producer who brought Life of Pi to Broadway, has picked up the license to the Paramount horror movie series with the intent of bringing it to the West End via his Simon Friend Entertainment. Levi Holloway, who wrote the horror-tinged Broadway play Grey […]

‘The Retirement Plan’ Director Tim Brown on Turning Nicolas Cage Into a Beach Bum Assassin and Grandfather

The Retirement Plan filmmaker Tim Brown makes his own luck.  Instead of waiting for the phone to ring, the Canadian writer-director has created his own opportunities to helm his written material, and The Retirement Plan, Brown’s new action-comedy starring Nicolas Cage, is the fifth time he’s done just that. Brown already had an usual path […]

Insomniac’s ‘Spider-Man 2’ Aims to Swing to New Heights

In 2018, just months before Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse redefined what a Spider-Man story could look like on the big screen, the team at Insomniac and PlayStation unleashed their own game-changing iteration. Spider-Man became the definitive Spidey video game, with Spider-Man: Miles Morales arriving in 2020. Combined, they have sold more than 33 million copies. […]

Aliens Exist in Trailer for Tom DeLonge’s Directorial Debut ‘Monsters of California’

Tom DeLonge’s directorial feature debut, Monsters of California, has released its first trailer, focusing on efforts to uncover a major government conspiracy. DeLonge, the Blink-182 rocker and noted champion of UFO research, helmed and co-wrote the film that Screen Media launches theatrically and on-demand Oct. 6. The cast includes Jack Samson (Zodiac), Casper Van Dien […]