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Willem Dafoe: Today’s Comic Book Films Are ‘Too Long, Too Noisy,’ and ‘Overshot’

Willem Dafoe refused to open up during an interview with IndieWire in May about his experience working on “Aquaman” (IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote that Dafoe’s eyes “curled into slits and darkened” when asked about the superhero film), but he got a bit more honest on the topic at a recent 92Y interview while promoting “The […]

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China’s ‘Midway’ Backer Starlight Culture is on a Mission to Improve the Lot of Independents and Women

While most of the action onscreen in “Midway” involves Americans and Japanese, most of the money behind the movie is Chinese. Starlight Entertainment, which put up 45% of the $98 million budget, sees itself as an ally of the independent movie scene.The Hong Kong stock market-listed firm first came to attention when it struck a […]

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‘Joker’ Makes $13.3 Million at Thursday Box Office to Break October Record

“Joker” just put a smile on its face, as the supervillain origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix earned a record $13.3 million on Thursday night, beating out the previous record for the month of October set last year by “Venom.”Warner Bros. and DC are projecting that “Joker” will earn between $75-80 million when it opens on […]

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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Adds ‘Aquaman’s’ Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Exclusive)

“Aquaman” actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in final negotiations to join Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” sources tell Variety.His casting in the historical drama follows the news that the long-awaited film is finally moving forward with Paramount Pictures on board for domestic distribution and Cross Creek signing on to finance and co-produce […]

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Choose Your Fighters: ‘Mortal Kombat’ Casts A New Crew Of Killer Champions

Choose your fighter. Hot on the heels of today’s Liu Kang casting news, The Hollywood Reporter says several actors have signed on for roles in the next “Mortal Kombat” movie being produced by James Wan and currently slated for a spring 2021 release.A few hours after Chinese actor Ludi Lin— best known for roles in […]

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Ludi Lin in talks to play Liu Kang for New Line’s Mortal Kombat

The Netherrealm is all abuzz today with news that Power Rangers actor Ludi Lin is negotiating for the part of Liu Kang in New Line’s Mortal Kombat reboot. The Chinese-Canadian actor who recently appeared as Captain Murk for James Wan’s Aquaman is no stranger to matial arts-related cinema, particularly after playing Lance, a kung fu […]

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‘It’ Producer to Develop Wilderness Horror Movie ‘Sunburnt Country’

A feature film adaptation of Gabriel Bergmoser’s novel ”Sunburnt Country” is in development from “It” producer Roy Lee alongside Jon Berg and Greg Silverman.The story centers on a pair of millennial backpackers who go off-roading in the Australian wilderness and stumble upon a reclusive backwater town where they quickly realize that the locals hunt and […]

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Jason Momoa To Star In & Prodce The Upcoming Netflix Action Film ‘Sweet Girl’

Jason Momoa is returning to Netflix. After his billion-dollar stint as Arthur Curry in “Aquaman,” the actor is returning to the platform that released his series “Frontier” for a new action film titled “Sweet Girl.”According to THR, Momoa will star in and produce the film, which is being described as a “revenge action film.” “Sweet […]

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‘Mortal Kombat’: Joe Taslim Joins Cast as Sub-Zero

Indonesian actor/martial artist Joe Taslim has been cast as Sub-Zero in New Line Cinema’s epic-action film “Mortal Kombat.” The film is set to shoot in South Australia later this year, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.The film, produced by “Aquaman” director James Wan and based on the hugely successful video game franchise, […]

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