Universal 1140 has officially announced that they are producing a reboot of the 1995 film Sudden Death which will be titled Welcome to Sudden Death with comedic actor Gary Owen (Get Hard) and martial artist/actor Michael Jai White (Tyson) attached to star. The remake will making its debut on June 2020, exclusively on Netflix.
Welcome to Sudden Death will be directed and written by Dallas Jackson, best known for directing Blumhouse’s 2019 slasher film Thriller. The reboot will have a comedic twist.
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Robert Rodriguez and Netflix are getting into the superhero business together with a new sci-fi fantasy film We Can Be Heroes. Rodriguez is set to write, direct and produce the original film.
The pic follows the children of Earth’s superheroes after their parents have been kidnapped by alien invaders. The children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.
No further details on when to expect We Can Be Heroes, as is Netflix’s MO, but the report notes the film is currently in production.
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A new Matrix movie is happening at Warner Bros, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity and Lana Wachowskiset to write and direct an all-new film set in the genre-defining world.Warner Bros will co-produce with the franchise’s original co-producer Village Roadshow.
Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement today. Lana Wachowski is producing with Grant Hill. Wachowski is also co-writing with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana,” said Emmerich. “Lana is a true visionary—a singular and original creative filmmaker—and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.”
Following the news that Spider-Man: Far from Home has become Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing release of all time, the studio is set to part ways with Marvel Studios, the film's co-producer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The breakdown between the two parties came after Marvel and its parent company, Disney, requested a bigger piece of Spider-Man movies going forward, a suggestion which Sony turned down in preference for an extension of the existing agreement, which sees Marvel receiving a modest five percent of first-dollar gross, as well as all merchandising revenue.
A Marvel/Sony split also means that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is likely to disappear entirely from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, just months after Far From Home heralded the start of the next major storyline, following the conclusion of the seven-year-long Thanos arc.
His absence is likely to leave a significant hole in the fictional world, especially coming on the heels of both Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers leaving Marvel with this year’s Avengers: Endgame. Holland had appeared in five MCU releases, with Far From Home positioning Spider-Man as a central character in the mythology going forward.
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New demonic entities are unleashed when “Annabelle Comes Home” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. “Annabelle Comes Home” is the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous, sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe. Gary Dauberman, screenwriter of the “Annabelle” films, “IT” and “The Nun,” makes his directorial debut in “Annabelle Comes Home,” and the film is produced by Peter Safran and “Conjuring” universe creator James Wan.
“Annabelle Comes Home” stars Mckenna Grace (TV’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Gifted,” “Captain Marvel”) as Judy, Madison Iseman (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”) as her babysitter Mary Ellen and Katie Sarife (TV’s “Youth and Consequences,” TV’s “Supernatural”) as troubled friend Daniela. Patrick Wilson (“Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” films, the “Insidious” films) and Vera Farmiga (“The Conjuring” films, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Dauberman directed the film from a screenplay he wrote, from a story by Dauberman and Wan. Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Michelle Morrissey and Judson Scott served as executive producers.
Dauberman’s behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Michael Burgess (“The Curse of La Llorona”), production designer Jennifer Spence (“Annabelle: Creation,” “The Nun”), editor Kirk Morri (“Aquaman”) and costume designer Leah Butler (“Annabelle: Creation”). The music is by Joseph Bishara (“The Conjuring” films).
New Line Cinema presents, an Atomic Monster/Peter Safran Production, “Annabelle Comes Home.”
“Annabelle Comes Home" will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 8. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.
“Annabelle Comes Home” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fans can also own “Annabelle Comes Home” via purchase from digital retailers beginning September 17.
Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc on innocent victims, demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) lock the possessed doll in their home’s special artifact room, placing her behind sacred glass. But when the doll escapes and awakens the room’s evil spirits, it conjures up an unholy night of horror for the Warrens’ daughter and her friends as they desperately battle to bring Annabelle’s reign of terror to an end.
“Annabelle Comes Home” Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:
Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Michael Rooker has joined Universal’s Fast & Furious 9 in the role of Buddy, in what is a last minute addition to the production which is currently underway.
Rooker joins Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, and Helen Mirren who have been previously announced.
Dan Casey wrote the screenplay from a story by Justin Lin. Pic’s release date is May 22, 2020. Diesel is producing the sequel through his One Race Films and Lin for Perfect Storm Entertainment.
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is easy riding into the sunset -- the veteran actor died Friday
A rep for Peter confirms he passed Friday morning at his his home in Los Angeles, and was surrounded by family. We're told the official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer -- and he had been in and out of the hospital recently.
Experience the most badass private detective ever to walk the streets when “Shaft” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Shaft” was directed by Tim Story (the “Ride Along” and “Think Like a Man” franchises).
The film stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” “Glass,” “Captain Marvel”), Jessie T. Usher (“Independence Day: Resurgence,” “Almost Christmas”), Regina Hall (“Girls Trip,” “Little”), Alexandra Shipp (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Love, Simon”), Matt Lauria (TV’s “Kingdom,” “Friday Night Lights”), Titus Welliver (“Argo,” TV’s “Bosch”), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (“Peppermint,” “Trainwreck”) and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft.
The film was produced by John Davis under his Davis Entertainment banner. Kenya Barris (“Girls Trip,” TV’s “Black-ish”) and Alex Barnow (TV’s “The Goldbergs”) wrote the screenplay based on the character John Shaft from the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Richard Brener, Josh Mack, Story, Ira Napoliello, Barris and Marc S. Fischer served as executive producers.
Story’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Larry Blanford (“Ride Along,” “Tag”), production designer Wynn Thomas (“Hidden Figures”), editor Peter S. Elliot (“Ride Along 2”) and costume designer Olivia Miles (“Ride Along 2”). The music is by Christopher Lennertz (“Nobody’s Fool,” “Pitch Perfect 3”). Dave Jordan and Trygge Toven served as music supervisors.
New Line Cinema presents a Davis Entertainment Production, a Tim Story Film, “Shaft.” The film will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures.
"Shaft" will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.
“Shaft” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fans can also own “Shaft” via purchase from digital retailers beginning September 10.
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Shaft” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
NBC is looking to the 1980s for its next hit.
The network is plotting a modern remake of 1985's St. Elmo's Fire and has handed out a script sale for the new take on the 1985 Brat Pack feature.
The potential series is described as a modern adaptation of the Joel Schumacher-directed film that showcased a group of close friends struggling with career, commitment and the responsibilities of adulthood
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