THE GALLOWS

Despite a cushy release date (July 10) and a hotshot producer (Jason Blum), The Gallows has flown mostly under the radar. It doesn’t have a big-name cast or crew, and it’s not part of a high-profile franchise. But now that we’re well into the summer movie season, Warner Bros. / New Line is finally getting the ball rolling on the marketing campaign.

Today we have the first full-length The Gallows trailer to share with you. Check it out after the jump.  Read More »

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Batkid begins trailer

Batkid Begins will restore your faith in humanity. We live in a cynical world; hate and conflict are things we all deal with every day. But in the documentary Batkid Begins, you get to see how pop culture can not only bring out the best in people, it can unite us in ways that are absolutely remarkable.

You probably remember back in 2013, a young boy diagnosed with leukemia was chosen by the San Francisco Make-A-Wish foundation to get his wish. The boy, Miles Scott, wanted to be Batman. Granting that wish would be no easy task. As news of his wish got out, the event snowballed into something bigger than anyone imagined. From his family to the planning to the worldwide reaction, you see all facets of this incredible event in Batkid Begins. 

Directed by Dana Nachman, Batkid Begins will be released by New Line Cinema on June 26. (Julia Roberts is also producing a narrative version of the story.) Check out the first Batkid Begins trailer below. Read More »

Jennifer Aniston mean moms movie

Now over a decade old, Mean Girls has become one of the most well-regarded teen films of the 2000s. Written by Tina Fey, directed by Mark Waters and starring Lindsay Lohan, the smart, saavy satire painted a believable, funny portrayal of high school life that’s still speaking to audiences today. Fey’s script, her first, was based on a book called Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman and now Wiseman’s follow up is also getting the film treatment.

The film will be called Mean Moms, based on Wiseman’s book Queen Bee Moms & King Pin Dads. Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2) will direct and Jennifer Aniston is potentially circling one of the leads. Read about the Mean Girls spinoff below. Read More »

Will Poulter Pennywise

The enduring image from the television adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel It has been Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown. For all the failures of that mini-series, Curry’s Pennywise remains bizarre and frightening. He’s perhaps even more unsettling in still images than in motion, thanks in part to his Buster Poindexter-like approach to the character.

Now, the new version of It, a two-film affair to be directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Beasts of No Nation) will feature a very different vision of Pennywise. This time the clown will be played by Will Poulter, of The Maze Runner, We’re the Millers, and Son of Rambow. And evidently it was the Will Poulter Pennywise audition that swayed the director away from much older actors. Read More »

The Gallows

In a summer movie season positive jam-packed with sequels, reboots, and spinoffs, it’s kind of refreshing to hear about a wide release that’s none of those things. Heck, The Gallows doesn’t even have a big-name director or a star-studded cast to attract attention.

What it does have is Blumhouse Productions, the powerhouse behind some of the biggest horror hits of the past several years including Insidious, Paranormal Activity, and Sinister. Watch The Gallows teaser trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Mariah Carey Christmas

All Mariah Carey wants for Christmas… is for you to check out her new holiday movie. New Line is developing an untitled Yuletide project to star Carey and center on the power of music. Brett Ratner will produce through RatPac Entertainment. Get all the details on the upcoming Mariah Carey Christmas movie after the jump.  Read More »

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Batkid movies

Audiences just got a major step closer to seeing the story of Batkid on the big screen in two different ways. New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros., has secured the rights to the documentary, Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World directed by Dana Nachman. They’ve also picked up the narrative rights to the story, which comes with Julia Roberts attached to produce and potentially star. There’s no release date yet but the documentary should be released later this year. Read more about the Batkid movies below. Read More »

New Line Will Make a New ‘Shaft’ Movie

new Shaft movie

Shaft was born in the early ’70s, when Richard Roundtree played the seductive and violent private detective John Shaft for director Gordon Parks. The story continued in two sequels and a short TV series, then was picked up years later, in 2000, when Samuel L. Jackson played John Shaft’s nephew, with the character at the center of a film directed by John Singleton. Now New Line wants to make a new Shaft movie — we just don’t know what this one will look like. Read More »

Housebound remake

It’s not the biggest surprise that the New Zealand horror/thriller Housebound would be targeted for a remake. The movie is a lot of fun, with some excellent thrills, a couple of great scares, a very memorable lead character, played by Morgana O’Reilly, and some excellent supporting roles. O’Reilly plays a troubled young woman who is placed under house arrest, and while stuck in her mother’s home experiences unsettling things happening within the house. (See the original movie, is what I’m saying.)

But the film didn’t get the distribution it deserved, even with Peter Jackson’s name attached as an endorsement. Now Jackson has helped bring the film to the attention of New Line, which has picked up the Housebound remake rights.  Read More »