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I have learned that Cinematographer Larry Fong has been hired as cinematographer for Shane Black‘s The Predator. This is great news for the upcoming reboot/sequel to the iconic 1987 sci-fi film Predator. More details on Fong and the production, after the jump.

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Seven years after it became the highest-grossing film in history, everybody spends more time talking about why no one talks about Avatar than talking about Avatar itself. That’s why the upcoming Pandora: The World of Avatar expansion coming the Animal Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World feels like a bizarre combination of risky move and sure thing – building a theme park land around the most successful movie of all time certainly sounds like a license to print money until you remember that the film seems to have bounced off pop culture in the long run. They may have made less money, but Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Marvel are all embedded more deeply in the common psyche than James Cameron’s eco-centric science fiction epic. What if you build the most impressive theme park land ever devised and everyone shrugs?

That’s a question for the long term. Right now, your focus should be on the first footage of a Na’vi from one of the land’s attractions.

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Avatar Theme Park

For now, we’re expecting to see Avatar 2 released sometime in 2018. However, since the sequel to the 2009 international blockbuster has been delayed for years now, we’re not holding out breath. But the good news is, fans of James Cameron’s sci-fi world Pandora won’t have to wait that long to return to the lush forest planet.

At D23’s Destination D: Amazing Adventures, a kind of convention for Disney’s theme park devotees, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced that Pandora – The World of Avatar, will officially be opening next summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. And along with the announcement, some new images of what the attraction will entail, including details on previously unheard of rides, have also been revealed.

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Deadpool 2 director frontrunner

UPDATE: THR reports that Leitch has closed his deal to direct Deadpool 2. Original story from 10/29/16 follows.

John Wick director David Leitch is the frontrunner to direct Deadpool 2, which last week lost director Deadpool director Tim Miller over creative differences. with Ryan Reynolds. Hit the jump for more info on the Deadpool 2 director frontrunner.

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The Dam Keeper feature film

One of the real standouts of last year’s batch of Oscar-nominated shorts was The Dam Keeper, a gorgeously animated tale from Pixar alums Robert Kondo and Daisuke Tsutsumi. The story was simple and bittersweet, but the characters felt fully realized and the world around them felt rich. Now we’ll get a chance to explore them further, as a Dam Keeper feature film is in the works at Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Read More »

New ‘Logan’ Photo Offers a Closer Look at the Villain

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A recent photo from Logan showed us the mutant hero after a battle, and now another photo offers a better look at what exactly Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine will be doing battle against. Click through to get up close and personal with one of the Reavers — a team of cyborg criminals under the leadership of Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook).  Read More »

Rules Don't Apply Trailer

Warren Beatty gives a towering performance in Rules Don’t Apply. The film features one of Beatty’s most nuanced and vulnerable performances as the ambitious, charismatic, and deeply troubled Howard Hughes. Fans eager to see the actor, writer, and director’s return likely won’t leave the movie disappointed by his performance. Before Beatty ends his 15-year hiatus from acting next Friday, a new trailer without dialogue has been released for his fifth directorial effort.

Below, watch the Rules Don’t Apply music trailer.

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Hidden Figures Trailer

After delivering the charming St. Vincent starring Bill Murray last year, director Theodore Melfi is setting out to inspire with his latest true story Hidden Figures.

Hidden Figures comes from 20th Century Fox, but it has all the makings of the kind of uplifting story you’d see from Disney as it follows three African-American women working at NASA who not only helped break barriers in space, but also back home in their own offices. Now a new Hidden Figures trailer shows more of their inspirational work that helped move the human race forward in more ways than one. Read More »

Jonah Hill Richard Jewell Ezra Edelman

Fresh off their collaboration on The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill announced they were re-teaming for The Ballad of Richard Jewell, a drama about the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. In the time since then, we’ve heard minor updates here and there. But today, there’s some really big news coming on that front.

Ezra Edelman, known for directing this summer’s O.J.: Made in America has been set to direct The Ballad of Richard Jewell as his first-ever narrative feature. Hill remains attached to star as Jewell, in addition to producing with DiCaprio.  Read More »

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Deadpool Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 character exchange

Deadpool made a lot of unusual moves that paid off in a big way, including the decisions to go R-rated and to stick to a midrange budget (as opposed to the gazillion-dollar price tags that most superhero movies get nowadays). But one proved beneficial not just to Deadpool, but to a certain project over at rival Marvel Studios. It turns out that in order to make big changes to one Deadpool character, Fox had to give Marvel back the rights to a certain character who’ll appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Read More »