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‘Thomas & Friends’ Movie in Development From Mattel With Marc Forster

Mattel and production company 2Dux are teaming on a feature film based on the “Thomas & Friends” children’s train franchise, with “World War Z” director Marc Forster on board to helm and co-produce.“’Thomas’ is a beloved global franchise that focuses on the importance of friendship, a theme that resonates deeply with children and parents around […]

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‘World War Z’ Writer Makes Directing Debut on Fact-Based ‘Mosul,’ Shot in Secret in Morocco

Screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan is making his directorial debut with “Mosul,” a film about a Swat team’s desperate fight to rid the Iraq city of Isis militants that shot in secret in Morocco last spring with a local cast.“Mosul,” for which Carnahan wrote the screenplay, explores the true story of an elite police unit made […]

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‘World War Z’ Producers Say Sequel Shoots Next Summer; David Fincher Still Apparently Attached To Direct

The ongoing game to get a “World War Z” sequel up and running continues. This week, “Beautiful Boy” producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner provided an update. They say the film is in the works, David Fincher is still attached to direct, Brad Pitt attached to star and Brad Kelly, who worked with Fincher previously […]

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‘Cargo’ Review: Netflix Zombie Movie is ‘Train to Busan’ Meets the Australian Outback — Tribeca

Thanks to George A. Romero’s game-changing “Night of the Living Dead,” the horror genre loves to imagine a world decimated by the decay of civilization, where humanity fears the primal darkness that lurks inside, waiting to be unlocked by a mysterious outbreak or freak accident. But the zombie resurgence that overtook television, video games, and […]

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Universal Dates Damon Lindelof-Jason Blum’s ‘The Hunt’ for September 2019

Universal Pictures set a Sept. 27, 2019, release date for its action-thriller “The Hunt,” produced by Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions alongside Damon Lindelof for his White Rabbit shingle.The studio won an auction last month for “The Hunt,” a spec script written by “Lost” and “The Leftovers” co-creator Lindelof and Nick Cuse. Craig Zobel […]

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Larraín Brothers Appoint Geoff Stier as CEO of Fabula in North America (Exclusive)

Fabula’s Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín, producers of Academy Award winner “A Fantastic Woman,” have appointed seasoned former Paramount exec Geoff Stier as CEO of Fabula in North America.Paramount Pictures Evp of production from 2009, where he developed and managed feature projects such as “True Grit” and “World War Z,” Stier will begin to […]

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‘Terminal’ First Trailer: Margot Robbie Channels Nicolas Winding Refn in This Stylish Neo-Noir Thriller

Margot Robbie’s first producing project “I, Tonya” became an Oscar winner thanks to Allison Janney’s supporting performance and earned Robbie her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Robbie’s next acting-producing gig is “Terminal,” which is the farthest thing imaginably from “I, Tonya” in terms of plot and tone.“Terminal” is a noir thriller that tells the […]

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‘Spectre’ Assistant Director Injured During Filming Sues for $3.5 Million

An assistant director on “Spectre” is suing for £2.5 million ($3.5 million) in compensation for serious injuries he suffered while making the James Bond film.Terry Madden, 66, was second unit assistant director on “Spectre,” working for B24 and Eon Productions. During filming of an action sequence in Austria in 2015, Madden’s legs were crushed after […]

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