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The Fate of ‘Fast & Furious’ Will Tell Us If Comcast Believes in Peacock as a Netflix Competitor

The launch of Disney+ in November 2019 was a declaration of war on licensing. If you wanted to watch anything Disney’s made, past, present, and future, now there was only one place to do it. It was the new testament for streaming, embraced by everyone from Netflix to HBO Max: Control the narrative by producing […]

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Hear me out: why Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes isn’t a bad movie

The latest in our series of writers standing up for loathed films is an impassioned defence of the 2001 take on the 60s classicTim Burton’s Planet of the Apes is a remake that has the forward momentum and expansive qualities of a sequel; a love letter assuming a familiarity with the 1968 sci-fi classic, counting […]

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Universal Writers Program Opens 2021 Applications

NBCUniversal has opened applications for its 2021 writers program. The initiative, which is operated by the company’s global talent development and inclusion team, will accept submissions via its website through Feb. 21.Universal Writers Program aims to find rising screenwriters who have unique points of view. Those selected for the one-year, paid program will be given […]

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Chris Pratt to Produce and Star in Karate Comedy ‘The Black Belt’

Chris Pratt has signed on to produce and is attached to star in the coming-of-age independent comedy “The Black Belt.”The film centers on a shy, unassuming teen boy on a quest for an expertise in karate and his unorthodox uncle who guides him along the way.Pratt will produce the film through his banner Indivisible Productions, […]

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Best Black Friday TV and Movie Deals: Criterion Box Sets, ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and More

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from […]

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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Shows What it Takes to Make a Pandemic Tentpole: 40,000 Covid Tests

“Jurassic World: Dominion” wrapped production on Saturday, marking a long-delayed completion to the first studio movie to resume production during the pandemic. In an interview with Deadline, the filmmakers revealed just what it took to pull it off: 40,000 Covid-19 tests, $8 million to $6 million spent on protocols alone, and a cast and crew […]

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Sam Neill Marks ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Filming Wrap with a Goodbye Note

Jurassic Park alum Sam Neill has officially bid farewell to Jurassic World: Dominion after a rollercoaster of a shoot. Neill’s return was among the biggest highlights of Dominion’s nine-month shoot, with the return of fellow Jurassic Park alums Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum counting as two more. Neill stayed active on social media while on […]

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‘Star Trek’ Composer Michael Giacchino Heads Back Into Space for a Sci-Fi-Themed Solo Album

Composer Michael Giacchino has finally managed to realize a long-held dream: his first solo album, released Friday, which combines science-fiction storytelling with lounge music and an overall theme that is unexpectedly relevant to our times.It’s called simply “Travelogue, Volume 1,” and is credited to “Michael Giacchino and his Nouvelle Modernica Orchestra.” Mondo is releasing it […]

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Universal international marketing head Simon Hewlett to depart next year

Executive expected to stay with the studio until summer 2021, assist in transition.Universal’s president of international marketing Simon Hewlett will leave the company in 2021.It is understood the announcement comes as the studio consolidates its leadership in Los Angeles. While Universal had hoped he would relocate, London-based Hewlett chose to keep his family in the […]

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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Pushed Back a Year to June 2022

“Jurassic World: Dominion” has been delayed a year to June 10, 2022, Universal announced on Tuesday.The move comes as filming on the third “Jurassic World” film — and sixth overall in the dinosaur franchise — is nearing completion in England after the Covid-19 pandemic forced shooting to pause for several months. The film sees the […]

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