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Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana Join Ryan Reynolds in Netflix Action Adventure ‘The Adam Project’

Actors Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana have joined the cast of Shawn Levy’s forthcoming film “The Adam Project.”The stars join previously announced lead Ryan Reynolds in the action-adventure project set up at Netflix. Plot details are under wraps, though reports say the film follows a pilot played by Reynolds who uses rudimentary time travel technology […]

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Kate Winslet ‘Very Proud’ to Beat Tom Cruise’s Underwater Filming Record with ‘Avatar 2’

Kate Winslet told Entertainment Tonight this week she’s “very proud” to have beaten Tom Cruise’s record for the longest underwater breath hold in a feature film. Tom Cruise held his breath underwater for six minutes while filming “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” but Winslet beat him by over a minute, holding her breath for seven […]

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James Cameron Says ‘Avatar 2’ Filming Is 100% Complete, ‘Avatar 3’ 95% Finished; Praises New Zealand Covid Response

James Cameron provided his Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger with an update on the Avatar sequels during a recent chat for the 2020 Austrian World Summit. Speaking by video conference from New Zealand, Cameron said, “We’re 100% complete on Avatar 2 and sort of 95% complete on Avatar 3.” He added that the team is currently […]

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What New Zealand’s Covid-19 Curveball Means For Its Booming Hollywood Productions

As the magical creatures of Middle Earth prepare to resume venturing through Auckland, New Zealand, for Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel series, the mythical world of Pandora has been bursting into life for James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels in Wellington, just one hour’s flight south. Meanwhile, on the South Island, stars like Viggo Mortensen are […]

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The Popcorn Conundrum: When Movie Theaters Reopen, Will They Ban Concessions? (Column)

Ever since the ’50s, when the motion-picture industry felt existentially threatened by the rise of television (much as forces within it today feel existentially threatened by the rise of streaming), the movies have found ways to entice people into theaters with added benefits. 3D was the original P.T. Barnum attraction, and the return of 3D […]

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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Sequel Delayed to December 2021

The sequel to “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has been delayed one month, pushing it to Dec. 17, 2021.The Spidey film was originally scheduled for Nov. 5, 2021, but Sony announced the move on Thursday night after a shakeup of Disney’s film slate was also announced. The “Far From Home” sequel will take the spot originally […]

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ScreenDaily Talks: European distributors call for reduced reliance on US blockbusters

Independent distribution experts also reveal future festival plans.The dangers of relying on US studio fare to support the international cinema business has been brought into sharp focus by the virus crisis, according to independent European distributors.During the latest ScreenDaily Talk, distribution experts from the UK, France, Spain and Italy highlighted how delayed studio blockbusters including […]

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Drip, Drip, Drip — ‘Mulan’ and Other Signs of the Increasingly Fragile Theatrical Future

Like “Tenet” before it, “Mulan” has joined the land of the undated blockbuster. So has Wes Anderson’s would-be Oscar title, “The French Dispatch, and the long-delayed “Woman In the Window,” while all of the upcoming installments of “Star Wars” and “Avatar” will see their releases delayed by a year.Disney dropped its long list of changes […]

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Disney Removes ‘Mulan’ From Slate, Pushes ‘Avatar’ and ‘Star Wars’ Films Back One Year

As Covid-19 infections continue to surge in U.S. states, Disney announced on Thursday that it is indefinitely postponing the release of Niki Caro’s remake of “Mulan,” effectively ending hopes of salvaging the summer blockbuster season.“Over the last few months, it’s become clear that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to how we […]

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