For the past few years, Paramount Pictures has been selling off projects left and right as the studio struggles to compete with rivals like Disney and Warner Bros. But it’s clear Paramount isn’t willing to roll over and die just yet. Someone there thinks they have a hit on their hands, and like a scene from a movie, they’re hoping an old hero will soon fly in to save the day.
A new report says that streamers like Apple and Netflix recently tried to buy the long-in-the-works Tom Cruise sequel Top Gun: Maverick from the studio, but Paramount held its ground and refused to sell.
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Legendary is offering a little taste, a little amuse-bouche, ahead of the (hopefully hearty) appetizer that is the full Godzilla vs. Kong trailer, which is hitting the web this Sunday. But while Godzilla and Kong may tower over the Manhattan skyline, this new Godzilla vs. Kong teaser is so minuscule, it’s in danger of being trampled on. Watch the very, very short Godzilla vs. Kong teaser, released ahead of the trailer, below.
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It’s déjà vu all over again. No Time to Die was one of the first blockbusters to be pushed back in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many thought the situation would be better by now, including MGM, who initially pushed the movie back to November 2020, only to delay it again to April 2021. Now the James Bond sequel has been given a fall release date again as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the United States and many parts of the world. Read More »
HBO is plotting another return to Westeros.
The premium channel is developing a Tales of Dunk and Egg TV show, another Game of Thrones prequel which will be set in the fantasy world created by author George R.R. Martin. The characters of Ser Duncan the Tall (AKA Dunk) and Aegon Targaryen (AKA Egg) have been fan favorites for years, and now a show tracking their adventures is officially in the works.
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The video game company Epic Games is rolling in the dough, especially with the success of their battle royale title Fortnite. Now the company is expanding their media presence a bit, or at least helping to get more multimedia projects off the ground. The video game company’s new endeavor in the feature film arena will be providing a grant for the production of the animated movie Gilgamesh, inspired by the epic hero from ancient Mesopotamian mythology. Read More »
For people who were amped about the indie film boom of the 1990s, From Dusk Till Dawn represented an exciting new development in the careers of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Years before the failed 2007 experiment that was Grindhouse, the two indie wunderkinds teamed up to make a unique B-movie that shifted from a straightforward crime thriller into an all-out vampire horror film.
Now, 25 years later, Rodriguez says that a From Dusk Till Dawn animated series is in development. Read his quote below. Read More »
Jurassic World: Dominion will mark the end of the new trilogy that picked up where the Jurassic Park series left off. Director Colin Trevorrow and his writing and producing partner Derek Connolly envisioned an entire trilogy arc when they embarked on the first Jurassic World, and they’ll see it through to the end in 2022. However, Jurassic World: Dominion won’t just mark the end of the Jurassic World trilogy, but it will also act as celebration of the entire Jurassic Park franchise. Read More »
Back in 1999, Queen Latifah co-starred in the thriller The Bone Collector alongside Denzel Washington. In 2014 and 2018, Washington starred in The Equalizer and The Equalizer 2, big screen takes on the classic television series of the same name. And now, the gonzo trivia is complete, since Queen Latifah is now starring in a television reboot of The Equalizer, taking on the same role as her Bone Collector co-star. Can the Oscar-nominated actress dole out vigilante justice as well as Washington? Watch The Equalizer trailer below to find out.
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TNT must be feeling good about its upcoming second season of Snowpiercer, because the network has given the post-apocalyptic sci-fi show a season 3 renewal before its second season even debuts.
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Last year, Hulu gave us a charming romance with a time loop twist in the form of Palm Springs, one of our favorite movies of 2020. This year, director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) is mixing up the time loop formula at Hulu in another way by giving us big, brutal action sequences in Boss Level.
Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Purge: Anarchy) stars in Boss Level as a special forces agent who is being forced to relive the day of his murder over and over again. Sick of being blown up, stabbed, dragged, set on fire, shot and decapitated, he finally gets some outside help in order to survive so he can stop this endless loop of death and save his ex-wife (Naomi Watts). But he’ll have to face Mel Gibson in order to do it. Watch the Boss Level trailer below. Read More »