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Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. in ‘Back to the Future,’ Courtesy of Deepfake

In an era of endless reboots, remakes, and sequels — “Ghostbusters,” “Saw,” “Oceans 8,” the list goes on — some of the most beloved film franchises have yet to be milked for their IP. Chief among them is the “Back to the Future” trilogy, Robert Zemeckis’ ’80s classic featuring a time-traveling teenager Marty McFly (Michael […]

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James Wan Teases A Return To His “Indie Roots” With New “Hard-r Thriller” That Ditches Green Screen For Practical Effects

We talk about indie films quite a bit on this website. And it’s hard to think of James Wan as someone that ever fit into the category of an “indie filmmaker.” That being said, if you go back far enough, before his billion-dollar blockbusters and ‘Conjuring’ fame, his career really blew up thanks to 2004’s […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘El Norte’ Set for 35th Anniversary Re-Release

In today’s film news roundup, “El Norte” has been set for re-release, “A Dark Place” finds a home and Nazneen Contractor has joined the cast of the “Saw” reboot.Anniversary ReleaseFathom Events and Lionsgate have set a 35th anniversary release on Sept. 15 for “El Norte,” Gregory Nava’s drama about the dreams of immigrants from Central […]

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‘The Hunt’: First Teaser Trailer For Blumhouse’s New Thriller By Damon Lindelof & Director Craig Zobel

There’s a fascinating mix of creatives involved with the new mysterious social thriller, “The Hunt.” The project comes from Jason Blum, the producer of “Get Out” and “The Purge” series, and Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the TV series “The Leftovers” and “Lost,” and director Craig Zobel known for “Compliance” and the 2015 Sundance hit “Z […]

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Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Chris Rock’s ‘Saw’ Reboot

Samuel L. Jackson has joined Chris Rock in Lionsgate’s upcoming “Saw” reboot.Production has officially begun on the film, in which Rock will play a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes. Jackson will portray Rock’s father. Max Minghella, who stars in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and recently directed “Teen Spirit,” also joins the cast […]

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Hulu and FX team in Us output deal with Lionsgate

The Disney-owned outlets will screen Lionsgate films from 2020 and 2010.In an unusual deal involving sister platforms under the newly enlarged Disney banner, streaming service Hulu and basic cable network FX have teamed up to acquire Us rights to upcoming theatrical features from Lionsgate.It is understood that the deal, first reported in The Information, gives […]

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