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Michael Bay’s Pandemic Thriller ‘Songbird’ Scores First Sale with Germany’s Leonine (Exclusive)

Michael Bay-produced pandemic thriller “Songbird” has secured its first international sale out of the virtual Cannes market.European powerhouse Leonine has snapped up rights for German-speaking Europe, Variety can reveal. It’s believed there’s been strong interest on the continent, and that a number of U.S. distributors are also circling the film, which was shopped to buyers […]

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‘Overlord’: J.J. Abrams Presents Supernatural, Spooky Nazis In Final Trailer

For all his success as a director (and there has been a lot of it), J.J. Abrams might be stronger in his skills as a producer, bringing television shows like “Lost” and “Castle Rock” and movies like the “Cloverfield” franchise and the latter half of the “Mission: Impossible” series to life under his Bad Robot […]

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J.J. Abrams Says ‘Cloverfield’ Sequel “In The Works For Theaters”, Shows Off ‘Overlord’ – CinemaCon

Beaming in by video at CinemaCon, J.J. Abrams introduced a work-in-progress clip for Overlord and casually mentioned, “It’s not a Cloverfield movie,” but one “is in the works for theaters.” He provided no further details, keeping the focus on Bad Robot’s first R-rated movie Overlord, a sci-fi film set during World War II. He introduced […]

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J.J. Abrams Says ‘Overlord’ is Not a ‘Cloverfield’ Movie, “Proper” Sequel on the Way

J.J. Abrams has cracked open his patented mystery box. But just a little bit. The director made an appearance at CinemaCon is Las Vegas to present footage from Bad Robot’s Overlord, which is being touted as the company’s first R-rated film. He also threw water on a popular story spreading all over the internet, insisting […]

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‘A Quiet Place’ Writers Have Ideas for a Sequel

The success of A Quiet Place has everyone buzzing. The John Krasinski-helmed feature had the second-best opening ever for an original horror movie, and that’s interesting because apparently there was once talk of it being part of the Cloverfield franchise. Alas, the plot was too similar to 10 Cloverfield Lane at the time when Paramount […]

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‘A Quiet Place’ Was Almost a ‘Cloverfield’ Movie

One day in the future, all movies will be “Cloverfield” movies. The ever-expanding universe, which most recently added “The Cloverfield Paradox” to its orbit, almost pulled another project into its gravitational field: John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place,” which was also made by Paramount. It ultimately avoided that fate, screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods reveal […]

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