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Exclusive ‘Annihilation’ Behind-the-Scenes Video Reveals How That Horrifying Bear-Creature Came to Be

One of the most memorable scenes in Alex Garland‘s amazing sci-fi mind-trip Annihilation involves a genuinely terrifying mutated bear-creature. In an exclusive Annihilation behind the scenes video below, learn how the filmmakers created the monster bear from the film. Annihilation Behind the Scenes Video I loved Annihilation. In fact, as of now, it’s one of […]

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China Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Leads Hollywood Charge With $55 Million

Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” ran away with the weekend box office in China. The other significant opener “Annihilation” took third spot as Hollywood titles claimed the top three Chart places.“Rampage” earned $55.1 million according to local data tracker Ent Group. It played on some 21,500 screens, which translated as approximately 125,000 screenings per day. The total […]

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Alex Garland Script ‘Toymaker’s Secret’ Lands at TriStar Pictures With Paloma Baeza to Direct (Exclusive)

TriStar Pictures has landed the rights to “The Toymaker’s Secret,” the highly coveted spec from “Annihilation” and “Ex Machina” scribe Alex Garland.Unlike “Annihilation” and “Ex Machina,” Garland is only writing this pic, while Paloma Baeza will direct. Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, and Cara Speller will produce.“The Toymaker’s Secret” tells the story of an American […]

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Alex Garland’s New Project ‘The Toymaker’s Secret’ Finds Home at Tri-Star

Tri-Star Pictures has landed The Toymaker’s Secret, the latest project from Alex Garland, the sought-after filmmaker behind Annihilation and Ex Machina.Garland wrote the script but is not attached to direct the project. Instead, helming duties go to Paloma Baeza, a BAFTA and Annie award-winner who directed the animated short Poles Apart. Baeza is also Garland’s […]

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Film News Roundup: Natalie Portman’s ‘Annihilation’ Gets Theatrical Release in China

In today’s film news roundup, “Annihilation” gets a China release, “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” is set for October and Holliday Granger teams with Alia Shawkat in “Animals.”Distribution AgreementsSkydance Media has reached an agreement with Vision Film Entertainment to distribute Natalie Portman’s science-fiction thriller “Annihilation” in China in April.Skydance Media controls the China distribution rights for […]

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‘2001,’ 50 Years Later: Kubrick’s Classic Showed How ‘Annihilation’ Could Have Been Profitable

Alex Garland’s smart sci-fi film “Annihilation” inspired a great deal of consternation, but not a lot of box office. More than anything, however, the film’s release may speak more to the impatient state of studio moviemaking.For some, it showed Hollywood still is unwilling to back genre films with female protagonists, especially the smart, diverse scientist […]

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