While The Nun was critically slammed, there’s no denying the dollar signs that appeared in New Line Cinema’s eyes when the Conjuring spin-off made $365 million worldwide. A sequel was an inevitability. It was just a matter of when, and who would be involved.
Now we know at least one name. The Nun 2 is moving forward, with screenwriter Akela Cooper set to write the script. She may not be a household name, but she’s cut her teeth on plenty of genre projects before this, so she has the bonafides to help us care about the people populating the screen between the jump scares.
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Annabelle 3 has an official title. Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema revealed the title of the third film in The Conjuring spin-off series that is set to hit theaters this summer. The film follows up the 2014 hit horror film Annabelle, which took place prior to the events of The Conjuring, and the 2017 prequel Annabelle: Creation, which revealed the origin story of the doll in the 1950s. Now, Annabelle is coming home. Find out what the official Annabelle 3 title is below.
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Like many romantic comedies, Isn’t It Romantic? makes New York City a big part of the story. In fact, there are two versions of The Big Apple in the movie. First, there’s the grungy, dingy real New York City that we all know and love. Then there’s the colorful, vibrant and picturesque version of New York City that exists in the romcom dream world that Rebel Wilson finds herself stuck in. It’s in this world that director Todd Strauss-Schulson was able to create a scene that he’s been dreaming of since he was 10 years old. And to see it go from his mind to the big screen is pretty incredible. Read More »
Have you ever wondered what Pennywise’s lair smells like? You’ll soon have the chance to find out.
An immersive, multi-sensory art installation will begin touring the country this April that will allow visitors to enter the worlds of several of Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s classic horror films, including It, The Shining, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and more. Read on to learn more about the I Like Scary Movies experience, where you can “see, hear, feel and smell the environment” of these movies. Read More »
Isn’t It Romantic? is in theaters right now. The story follows a New York architect named Natalie (Rebel Wilson) who works hard to get noticed at her job. But more often than not gets relegated to the sidelines, sent out for coffee instead of presenting her big ideas for her firm’s clients. Life takes an odd turn when Natalie gets knocked unconscious and wakes up in her own romantic comedy. It’s both an unsettling nightmare and a hilarious dream.
Director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, The Final Girls) has created an vibrant romantic comedy world that emulates all of the genre’s tropes. But it’s also a love letter to romcoms, packed with a big beating heart that it wears on its sleeve. In order to bring this cinematic, romantic world to life, the filmmaker immersed himself in dozens of romcoms in the span of two weeks. In fact, he watched every romantic comedy made between 1988 and 2007, and it shows.
We sat down for an interview with Todd Strauss-Schulson where he talked about the extensive preparation for the movie that no one asked him to do. Plus, he discussed attempting to decode the genome of romantic comedies, making a meta comedy without feeling like a spoof, and bringing to life a scene that he’s dreamed about since he was 10 years old. Read More »
Michael Gandolfini will be stepping into his late father’s shoes to play the younger version of James Gandolfini‘s most iconic role. The Deuce actor will be starring as a young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel film to The Sopranos, David Chase’s seminal HBO crime drama series. Gandolfini will be joining a cast that already includes Cory Stoll, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga.
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Keep a close eye on your Rube Goldberg machines, watch your back around sharp objects, and avoid roller coasters at all costs: a Final Destination reboot is coming to kill us all. OK, maybe not us, but just like the existing movies, Death will certainly be out to kill this film’s characters in creative and ludicrous ways. Learn more about the reboot below.
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The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is currently sleeping, but you can expect New Line to wake it up sometime soon. The series, which helped save the once-floundering studio from financial ruin, will launch yet another remake…eventually. That’s what screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick claims, at least. For now, though, New Line is more focused on their profitable Conjuring franchise. More on the inevitable new Nightmare on Elm Street remake below. Read More »
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Hollywood has decided to turn to Twitter for inspiration. What could go wrong?! New Line Cinema has snapped up the rights to Dear David, a ghost story that was originally told in a series of tweets by former BuzzFeed writer Adam Ellis. Ellis presented the tweets as true, detailing the story of a ghost haunting his apartment. More on the Dear David movie below.
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There’s been talk of an Austin Powers 4 ever since the third movie pulled in nearly $300 million worldwide over a decade ago, but in a new interview, writer/star Mike Myers says that the sequel is “looking good.” Read his latest threats…I mean, “comments,” below. Read More »