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‘The Spook Who Sat By The Door’: Lee Daniels Producing Spy Drama For FX With Gerard McMurray Directing The Pilot

Lee Daniels is moving into the spy genre, according to The Hollywood Reporter, as he’ll executive produce a series adaptation of the Sam Greenlee novel “The Spook Who Sat By Door” with “The First Purge” director Gerard McMurray handling the show’s pilot. Leigh Dana Jackson will be the series showrunner, writer, and executive producer on […]

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‘The Formula’: John Boyega & Robert De Niro To Star In New Netflix Thriller From ‘The First Purge’ Filmmaker

John Boyega. Robert De Niro. “The First Purge.” Separately, they’re all enjoyable in their own right. Together? We’re intrigued, if not a bit optimistic. But you can’t deny that a project combining Boyega and De Niro with the filmmaker behind “The First Purge” is a bit surprising on paper.Read More: John Boyega Calls Franchise Acting […]

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Next ‘The Purge’ Chapter Gets 2020 Release Date

Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes have set the untitled next ‘Purge’ chapter for July 10, 2020.Following the success of 2019’s “The First Purge,” which became the highest-grossing film in the horror series, the franchise returns with creator James DeMonaco returning to pen the script. Jason Blum is producing alongside Man In A Tree […]

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Film News Roundup: Michael B. Jordan’s Hitman Drama ‘Silver Bear’ Gets Director

In today’s film news roundup, Michael B. Jordan’s “The Silver Bear” finds a director, biopic “Running for My Life” is in the works, Fox is using new trailer compliance software and the 14-hour “La Flor” gets distribution.Director AttachmentGerard McMurray, director of “The First Purge,” will write and direct Michael B. Jordan’s thriller “The Silver Bear” […]

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Box Office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Marches to $76 Million Launch

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” squashed the competition at the domestic box office.The Marvel sequel — starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly — opened with $76 million from 4,206 North American locations. That start is significantly ahead of the original “Ant-Man,” which debuted with $57 million in 2015.“Ant-Man and the Wasp” easily topped the weekend, as […]

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Box Office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Buzzing to $87 Million Opening

Disney-Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is flying high with an impressive $87 million opening weekend at 4,026 North American locations, early estimates showed Friday.“Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the 20th title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appears to be performing ahead of Disney’s recent forecasts in the $70 million to $85 million range. The superhero team-up, […]

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Ready to Add to Disney’s Super-Sized 2018

In the midst of what is currently on pace to be a record-breaking year at the box office, Disney, the studio leading the charge, offers up Ant-Man and the Wasp, the 20th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and expectations are climbing. At the same time, Universal debuted The First Purge, the fourth installment in […]

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Box Office: ‘First Purge’ Slashes $9.3 Million on Fourth of July

Universal’s “The First Purge” has launched with a respectable $9.3 million at 3,031 North American locations on the Fourth of July.The first-day number for “The First Purge,” Blumhouse’s fourth installment in the horror franchise, came in third on the Fourth following Universal’s 13th day of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” with $11.6 million and Disney’s 20th […]

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‘First Purge’ Scares Up $2.5 Million in Tuesday Night Preview Showings

Universal’s “The First Purge” has opened with a solid $2.5 million at 2,350 North American locations on Tuesday night.“The First Purge,” Blumhouse’s fourth installment in the horror franchise, expands to 3,031 theaters on Independence Day with forecasts for a $25 million launch in its first five days. It has a two-day head start on Disney-Marvel’s […]

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Box-Office Preview: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ to Buzz Past ‘First Purge’ With $75M

Dystopian horror pic The First Purge hopes to set off fireworks when hitting theaters on July 4 in advance of Friday’s debut of the summer’s latest superhero tentpole, Ant-Man and the Wasp.Independence Day is a mixed bag when it comes to moviegoing since many consumers are tied up with other activities.Marking the fourth installment in […]

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