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Legendary Entertainment Hires Sirena Liu as China CEO (Exclusive)

Legendary Entertainment has hired Sirena Liu as the CEO of its China subsidiary, Legendary East. Legendary is the studio behind the “Pacific Rim,” “Jurassic World” and the “Godzilla” movie franchises.Liu was most recently managing director for Twentieth Century Fox’s China office, a post she’d held since October 2015 until mid 2019. The post became redundant […]

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‘Rogue One’ Director Gareth Edwards Sets Sci-Fi Film at New Regency (Exclusive)

Director Gareth Edwards has found his follow-up to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”: a new untitled project for New Regency.New Regency is set to produce and finance a new untitled sci-fi film written and directed by Edwards. Kiri Hart, who also produced “Rogue One” with Edwards, will serve as a producer on the film.The […]

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‘Earthquake Bird’ Trailer: Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough Are Up to Something Creepy in Netflix’s Noir

Alicia Vikander returns for her first major leading film role since 2018’s “Tomb Raider” with the Netflix neo-noir “Earthquake Bird.”Adapted from a novel by Susanna Jones, the film stars Vikander as Lucy, an American expat living in 1980s Tokyo who falls into a dangerous relationship with a native photographer, played by Naoki Kobayashi. Vikander meets […]

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Roland Emmerich to Receive Zurich Film Festival Tribute

“Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich will be honored with a special tribute at the Zurich Film Festival.The Swiss event will screen a retrospective of Emmerich’s work and give him its “A Tribute to…” award Sept. 29. The screenings will include the director’s debut movie, “The Noah Ark Principle,” which played in competition at the 1984 […]

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Colony Capital Looking at Investment Deal With Wanda’s Legendary (Report)

U.S. financier Colony Capital may be in negotiations to buy a minority share stake in Legendary Entertainment. The Hollywood production company behind “Godzilla” and “Pacific Rim” is owned by China’s Wanda group.Bloomberg reported on Sunday that Colony had held talks with Wanda. It reported that Colony may use a new fund, Colony Media Partners for […]

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Criterion’s 1000th Title Revealed To Be An Epic 15 Film ‘Godzilla’ Boxset — Watch The Trailer Announcement

After plenty of speculation and buildup over the past few days, the wait is over. We’re not talking about a long-awaited release date or first footage for an anticipated movie, but rather which film would have the distinction of gracing Criterion’s so-called spine No. 1000. The answer? The kaiju king.The Criterion Collection – the curators […]

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Film Review: ‘Crawl’

Dropped into the never-ending deluge of films that feature supernatural evil, grandiose comic-book villainy, or mad slashers who might as well be supernatural, “Crawl” devotes itself to a force of terror so stubbornly of this earth that it may strike Saturday-night audiences as faintly exotic. The movie, a scaled-down and waterlogged thriller, is built around […]

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8 Alternative Monster Movies, From ‘It Follows’ to ‘Rubber’

When “Crawl” opens in theaters this week, Alexandre Aja’s latest film promises to do for alligators what other offbeat horror movies have done for such wacky villains as tires, worms, and tigers. While the monster movie subgenre has long enjoyed scaring up audiences with traditional baddies like zombies, werewolves, vampires, even alien beings and large-scale […]

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