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#FantasticFour Bombs At The Box Office

“ Fantastic Four ’s” opening weekend returns are looking less and less promising: The superhero pic is now on track for a $28 million opening weekend after pulling in $11 million on Friday. Movie Review: #TheFantasticFour- With a $120 million budget, a failure of “ Fantastic Four ” could be a tough blow for 20th Century Fox. Despite the reboot’s star power — Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell play the fearsome foursome — the pic hasn’t gained audience traction the way superhero movies generally do. In fact, the last major superhero release to bow below $35 million was Sony’s “ The Green Hornet ” ($33.5 million in 2011). Even the film’s director, Josh Trank, is distancing himself from the final product. “ Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation ” is poised to go neck-and-neck with “Fantastic Four” for weekend dominance, tracking to make up to $29 million this weekend after generating $8 million in Friday grosses. The fifth chapter in Paramount’s Tom Cruise fr

James Wan To Produce #MORTALKOMBAT Reboot

According to Trackingboard Furious 7 director James Wan is stepping in to produce the MORTAL KOMBAT reboot currently underway at New Line and Broken Road. The in-demand director of The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2 has been brought over to uppercut some new life into the previously stunted picture. With his dark sensibility, ability to orchestrate action and scares, and a wildly successful financial track record, Wan seems to be the perfect fit for what the studio has described as “a departure from the mythology,” with “darker, brutally real martial arts.” The script, being penned by Mortal Kombat: Legacy writer Oren Uziel and The Expendables writer Dave Callaham, centers around a seemingly harmless guy who realizes his potential when he finds himself caught in the middle of a cross-dimensional battle between the warriors of Earth and the monsters of Outworld. Now, in order to stop the world from total destruction, he must win the martial arts tournament known as ‘Mort

Movie Review: #COPCAR The Coen Bros. Would Be Flattered

The Coen bros. would be flattered Thanks to RAMA for reviewing the film. Make sure to Follow RAMA on Facebook and Twitter . What a marvelous first rate thriller and it has Coen Brothers vibe to it. Intense and smartly written. It’s interesting to see two innocent young kids in the middle of all this chaos where the adults are trying cover their asses and just edging to blow each other brains out. Directed by Jon Watts whose next assignment is to bring us a brand new Spider-Man movie, this Sundance hit stars Kevin Bacon as a dirty corrupt small town sheriff. Trust me when I say you do not want to mess with the Kevin Bacon in “Cop Car,” because Bacon’s Sheriff Kretzer has no problem shutting you up if it means him getting away with murder. When a pair of ten-year olds find an abandoned cop car in a field, they take it for a joyride, they’re just innocent kids imagining like they’re some kind of race car drivers in the middle of nowhere. But what they don’t know is that that co

#PrisonBreak Limited Series Returning To Fox

Variety is reporting after much murmuring, Fox has confirmed that a new “ Prison Break ” limited series is officially a go. Dana Walden and Gary Newman, co-chairs and CEOs at Fox Television Group, told journalists the news on Thursday at Fox’s Television Critics Association panel. They also confirmed that original series stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell , as well as other original series actors, are also on board for the 10-episode project, which Walden called “a bit of a sequel.” She added that show creator Paul Scheuring “is writing it now” and it “picks up a few years after” the first series finale ended and “addresses questions that were set up during the series.” This news might be confusing to devout fans of the show who watched the straight-to-video film finale and therefore have questions about the casting news. “[Paul has] a very detailed and incredible story for while these characters become relevant again,” said Newman, while Walden added that there is

The Exorcism Of Molly Hartley Unrated Scares Just In Time For Halloween

THE DARKNESS COMES FOR HER AGAIN! The Exorcism of Molly Hartley Arrives on Digital HD™ October 9 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 20 Director Steven R. Monroe’s Gruesome UNRATED Cut Arrives Just in Time for Halloween Molly Hartley ( Sarah Lind ; Wolfcop) is all grown up, but the unholy demon inside her lives on in this all-new, UNRATED sequel that takes terror to the next level! Six years after graduating high school — and discovering that a secret pact assigned her soul to the devil — Molly is suspected of murder and confined to a mental hospital, where she wreaks supernatural havoc on the staff and patients. Her only hope is an exorcism by a defrocked priest (Devon Sawa; Final Destination) looking to redeem himself and save Molly's life before her hideous "transformation" is complete...but Satan has other plans! Directed by Steven R. Monroe (I Spit on Your Grave) the UNRATED Blu-ray and DVD features awesome bonus features including a sit-down with experts t

Is #TaronEgerton Headed To The Sherwood Forest?

According to Deadline Up-and-coming Brit actor Taron Egerton is in early talks with Lionsgate to star in Robin Hood: Origins as Sherwood Forest’s most famous son. The negotiations have just started and a deal might not make but Egerton, who put in a star-making performance in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service , is clearly top of the list for the project. Ironically, the success of Kingsman — a sequel to which is expected to get greenlit by Fox — may lead to scheduling issues, but Egerton has rapidly established himself as one of the UK’s most muscular young leading men. The actor, next stars opposite Tom Hardy in Brit gangster film Legend for director Brian Helgeland and Working Title. He also reunites with Vaughn — this time in a producing capacity — in Dexter Fletcher’s Eddie The Eagle opposite Hugh Jackman . Peaky Blinders‘ Bathurst is directing Lionsgate’s gritty, revisionist take on the legend. Joby Harold, the scribe who wrote Knights Of The Roundtable: Kin

Fathers And Daughters Japanese Trailer. Have A Tissue Handy

Fathers and Daughters is an upcoming drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, Jane Fonda, Octavia Spencer , and Aaron Paul . A Pulitzer-winning writer ( Crowe ) grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter ( Seyfried ) struggles to forge connections of her own. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Fathers and Daughters is directed by Italian filmmaker Gabriele Muccino, of the films Playing for Keeps, Kiss Me Again, Seven Pounds, The Pursuit of Happyness, Remember Me My Love and The Last Kiss previously. The screenplay was written by Brad Desch. The film will be opening in Japan this October (where the trailer is from), but the US release has yet to be figured out. Stay tuned for updates on the release. Your thoughts? Please Leave A Comment-

#TOYSTORYTHATTIMEFORGOT On Blu-ray & Digital HD November 3rd

Disney Pixar's TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT on Blu-ray & Digital HD November 3rd. Join Woody ( Tom Hanks ), Buzz ( Tim Allen ) and the Gang as They Embark on a Hilarious New Adventure for the Entire Family! "TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT" Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on November 3rd Loaded with All New Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features Including Behind-the-Scenes, Sing-Alongs and Over 10 Minutes of Deleted Scenes! Disney•Pixar proudly presents a hilarious new animated "Toy Story" adventure. During one of Bonnie's post-Christmas play dates, the "Toy Story" crew find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to ever return to Bonnie's room. "Toy Story That Time Forgot" is an unforgettable tale packed with family fun and a must-have for every

Movie Review: #TheFantasticFour

After a promising start, The Fantastic Four descends into the rumored trainwreck. Review by Matt Cummings If the recent history of comic book movies has been one of glory, that success was built upon a myriad of high profile failures, none more so than first two Fantastic Four films, which premiered in 2005 and 2007. For fans hungry to forget those disasters, the newest incarnation will do nothing to fulfill that desire. Not a total embarrassment but far from a success, The Fantastic Four is the trainwreck we all feared. When the brilliant scientist Reed Richards (Miles Teller) and his childhood friend Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) concoct a rudimentary dimensional transportation device, Reed is recruited by the Baxter Institute to complete their parallel research. Along the way, he enlists the help of the tempestuous engineer Johnny Storm (Michael B Jordan), his adopted genius sister Sue (Kate Mara), and the troubled Victor Von Doom (Tony Kebbell), who harbors a secret des

Movie Review: #IrrationalMan

The newest Woody Allen dramedy arrives decidedly DOA. Review by Matt Cummings In Writer/Director Woody Allen's Irrational Man , the college professor Abe (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lost soul whose sexual conquests have led him from one college to another. As a philosophy teacher, he's started to drink his own Kool Aid, ruminating about the meaninglessness of life and whether he should be a part of it anymore. Not even a new love interest in the form of one of his students (Emma Stone) can keep him from playing Russian Roulette at a college party. But when a chance to even life's odds arrives in a murder plot against a judge, Abe embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will see him and Jill wrestling with the biggest moral questions imaginable. If that sounds like it could be a good time, believe me it's not. Irrational Man is boring from the moment it arrives with Allen's trademark dull opening title cards. It never rises to a boil, even as Abe

Josh Trank: "You'll Never See My Movie"

The embattled director claims Fox altered his film as its release approaches. Story by Matt Cummings Let the Fantastic Four blame game begin. On the eve of its release, Director Josh Trank set the Internet ablaze on Thursday when he Tweeted - and then deleted - the following about his film: And Josh Trank deleted his tweet. Good news, I still have it. The oral history lives: — Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) August 7, 2015 The Tweet was soon removed by Trank, but not before Uproxx's Mike Ryan captured it. The event is another indication that things on the FF set were exactly what we reported, as the film has endured all kinds of problems. It started when the cast was announced, featuring a black Johnny Storm, an adopted Sue Storm, and a lead in Miles Teller, who's known mostly for his comedy. Then news arose of Trank's erratic behavior on set and claims that his pets trashed the rental home he was using during the shoot. That claim was

Movie Review: #RickiAndTheFlash

The selfish and boring Ricki and The Flash deserves to be booed off the stage. Review by Matt Cummings As a former collector of rare outtakes from a certain Canadian power trio, I saw experience repeating itself with the Meryl Streep/Johnathan Demme sing-along Ricki and The Flash . Back in my 20's I bought Rush rarities because these backstage moments of soundchecks and jam sessions were deemed to be worth something. But just like this film, those rarities remained so for a reason: they weren't worth of airplay, which is the same feeling I got from this absolute bomb. The plot, which centers around the bar-band singer Ricki (Streep), could have amounted to something. Abandoning her children at a young age to become the next Lita Ford, 20 years later she's stuck in a Central California dive bar, living in squalor and seen by her children (Sebastian Stan among them) and her ex- (Kevin Kline) as a failure. But when her daughter Julie (Mamie Grummer) tries t

#SacramentoKings / #SuicideSquad Mashup Trailer

Being based in Sacramento you are automatically a Sacramento Kings fans and I don't mind that they have a had some pretty good runs in the past. The Sacramento Kings/Suicide Squad mashup trailer is pretty epic. And Rajon Rondo playing the Jokers role in the trailer was pretty cool to see. Expectations for the Kings aren't every high this years but this mashup will even get all the haters hyped up. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Jason Gallagher

Chris Farley As Shrek. Watch The Lost Story Reel

SHREK was voiced by Mike Myers in all those DreamWorks Animated movies, but did you know that actually, that role was originally meant for Chris Farley ? The SNL legend who died in 1997 apparently managed to record his voice for the first “Shrek” movie, as you can see in this story reel released by John Garbett, But after Farley’s death, DreamWorks decided to recast him with Farley’s fellow SNL star, Mike Myers. The documentary I AM CHRIS FARLEY, the Life Story of the Comedy Legend hit theaters on July 31st and is coming to VOD August 11th. Watch the video after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

#FearTheWalkingDead A Look At The Series

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD premieres August 23rd at 9 PM ET/PT, the premiere episode is 90 minutes long. 1st season only has 6 episodes. “ Fear The Walking Dead ” season 2 will have 15 episodes. Watch the video after the Jump... The story is set in Los Angeles, starring Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane , and Alycia Debnam Carey . Co-starring Mercedes Mason and Elizabeth Rodriguez This new series is exec-produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Ann Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert, basically the guys who brought us “The Walking Dead” Exec-producer/showrunner Dave Erickson co-created and co-wrote the spinoff’s pilot with Robert Kirkman Please Leave A Comment-

#ByTheSea Trailer Starring Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Written, directed and produced by Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie Pitt , By the Sea serves as her directorial follow-up to Universal Pictures’ epic Unbroken . The dramatic film stars Brad Pitt and Jolie Pitt , who are supported by an international ensemble led by Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup and Richard Bohringer . By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland ( Pitt ) and his wife, Vanessa ( Jolie Pitt ), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea ( Laurent ) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel ( Arestrup ) and Patrice ( Bohringer ), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. Watch the trailer after the Jump... In its style, and its treatment of themes of the human experience, By the Sea is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s. Jol

#MilesFromTomorrowland Let’s Rocket On DVD August 11th

Miles is blasting off on a new adventure and you’re invited! Get ready for intergalactic adventure with Miles and his family in Miles From Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket on DVD August 11th! It's packed with over two hours of interstellar fun, including 4 additional episodes and a FREE Blastboard Flashlight! Join Miles and His Family on Adventurous Super-Galactic Missions in Disney Junior’s Newest Hit! MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND: LET’S ROCKETAvailable on Disney DVD August 11th Each DVD Comes with a FREE Clip-On Blastboard Flashlight Plus Five Additional Episodes! Synopsis: Disney Junior's "Miles from Tomorrowland" is an intergalactic adventure that charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family – mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend robo-ostrich pet, Merc – as they help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit

#ColinFarrell Joins Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

THR is reporting Colin Farrell has join the cast. The Irish actor has joined the cast of Warner Bros.' Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , which will star Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol . Farrell will play Graves, a wizard that Newt Scamander ( Redmayne ) meets in New York. The story centers on Newt's adventures in the secret community of witches and wizards as he attempts to document magical creatures. The events of Fantastic Beasts take place 70 years before Harry Potter reads Newt's book in school. Dan Fogler also was recently cast in the film. David Yates is directing the return to J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, and Rowling wrote the script. Potter producer David Heyman is back as producer, this time accompanied by Rowling. Steve Kloves, who wrote seven out of the eight Potter movies, and Lionel Wigram are also producing. The film is set for release on Nov. 18, 2016. Farrell is currently


20th Century Fox has just released the final global trailer for the upcoming action film, HITMAN: AGENT 47 ! Take a deeper look inside the action-packed world of an elite assassin Also, be sure to get more even more action by checking out 47 Days of Hitman where NEW content is posted every day until HITMAN: AGENT 47 hits theaters everywhere on AUGUST 21, 2015! Watch the trailer after the Jump.. HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones -- endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to

#THELASTWITCHHUNTER “Live Forever" Trailer

Vin Diesel is back THIS FALL in the highly anticipated new film, THE LAST WITCH HUNTER – and he’s out to destroy the most powerful witches that ever walked the earth. Kaulder [Diesel], the greatest soldier of the Axe and Cross, is joined with badass star power, including Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Julie Engelbrecht , and Michael Caine . Watch the trailer after the Jump... The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is

#DrawSnoopy Day Starting Tomorrow #PeanutsMovie

Snoopy’s birthday is coming up on Monday, August 10, so we’re starting the celebration early! Snoopy’s birthday is coming up on Monday, August 10, so we’re starting the celebration early! To kick off the fun, THE PEANUTS MOVIE is showing fans how to #DrawSnoopy ! Watch the video after the jump where THE PEANUTS MOVIE Director Steve Martino shows how you can #DrawSnoopy . Then, share your own drawing with #DrawSnoopy and get ready for Snoopy’s big birthday celebration on August 10th! 1. Watch this video of The Peanuts Movie director Steve Martino showing how he draws Snoopy. 2. #DrawSnoopy. 3. Post a picture of your penciled (or penned!) puppy to your favorite social channel using hashtag #DrawSnoopy. It’s that easy! Can’t wait to see your #DrawSnoopy pics. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s m


MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS is coming to theaters on September 18th, but you can explore The Scorch now at ! GIFs of never-before-seen moments from the movie are available exclusively via the “TalktoWCKD” Kik Promoted Chat, launching today. “TalktoWCKD” immerses fans in the world of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials by putting them in the shoes of the Gladers, the group of teens challenged to solve the trials of The Scorch, and gives moviegoers an opportunity to speak directly with the mysterious organization WCKD. This special execution for THE MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS and 20th Century Fox marks the first time native GIFs have been used on Kik. People can chat with the TalktoWCKD bot and then share the GIFs they receive with their friends. Chatters will also be able to buy movie tickets through Kik’s in-app browser. Start chatting with Talk to WCKD today at MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS hits theaters everywhere September 18, 2015!

Elm Street To Be Rebooted Again

Welcome to your recurring nightmare. By Brandon Wolfe If at first your reboot does not succeed, try, try again. This is the contemporary Hollywood axiom that is about to bring Freddy Krueger back into the world. New Line Cinema is working on a second reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street , after the previous 2010 reboot swung and missed. Orphan writer David Leslie Johnson will pen the script, and Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter will oversee the production. No other details have been made available. The one positive is that Platinum Dunes, Michael Bay's paint-by-numbers production shingle who handled the 2010 remake, will have no involvement in this second attempt. Still, if New Line really wants to get anyone ready for Freddy, they'd do well to get original star Robert Englund back in the hat. While Englund is now 68, that would mean little with his face covered by Freddy prosthetics (or even CGI). Englund last appeared as the character in 2003's cros

Sony Dates Bad Boys 3 & 4, Dark Tower, More

Will both sequels star the original Willennial? By Brandon Wolfe Sony has offered us a glimpse into its crystal ball, revealing its slate of upcoming films for the next few years. This report shows a slight release date shift for Paul Feig's Ghostbusters to July 15, 2016; the Magnificent Seven remake dropping on September 23, 2016; Underworld 5 on October 21, 2016; the Chris Pratt/Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi team-up Passengers on December 21, 2016; a revival of Jumanji on Christmas Day, 2016; Resident Evil 6 on January 27, 2017; and the screen debut of Barbie on June 2, 2017. However, the bigger surprises to be found in this crop are the revelations that the first installment of the eternally delayed adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower has been given a concrete release date of January 13, 2017, and that not one, but TWO sequels to Bad Boys have been dated, for February 17, 2017 and July 3, 2019. Last we heard about a third Bad Boys was that Joe Carnahan wa

Sony Reveals 2016 & 2017 Release Schedule. Two Bad Boys Sequels, Jumanji Reboot & More Announced

“ Ghostbusters ” has moved up one week to July 15, 2016 Sony Pictures has unveiled release dates for 16 films for the studio’s 2016 and 2017 slates, including not one but two “ Bad Boys ” sequels, a Christmas 2016 date for “ Jumanji ” and a one-year delay for “ Uncharted ,” which has moved to June 2017. Paul Feig’s “ Ghostbusters ” has moved up one week to July 15, 2016 from July 22, 2016. Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig star in the film, which is expected to launch a new franchise for Sony. The big-budget film will now open against “ Ice Age 5 ” and the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone musical “ La La Land ,” leaving WB’s “ King Arthur ” as the only film slated for release on July 22, 2016. Speaking of franchises, an adaptation of Stephen King’s “ The Dark Tower ” will bow on Jan. 13, 2017, and “ Barbie ” will strut her stuff on June 2, 2017. The Chris Pratt-Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi romance “Passengers” will be waiting under the Christmas tree next year, with a holiday season release

The #LexusHoverboard Has Arrived

The Lexus Hoverboard is here. The Lexus Hoverboard represents true innovation and imagination, together pushing the boundaries of technology even further. Watch all the Lexus featurettes after the Jump that shows you how this magic was done. From the prototype to the design to the testing. Please Leave A Comment-

#RondaRousey To Play Herself In Upcoming Biopic

Variety is reporting UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is making moves for her film career, and this latest project hits close to home. Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to Rousey’s New York Times bestselling autobiography “ My Fight/Your Fight ,” with Rousey playing herself. Mark Bomback on board to adapt the book, while Mary Parent is producing along with Rousey, with Bomback serving as exec producer. “It’s a real honor to be a part of bringing Ronda’s incredible story to the bigscreen,” Parent said. Written by Rousey with her sister Maria Burns Ortiz, “My Fight/Your Fight” is an inspirational story celebrating the accomplishments of Rousey, who faced extraordinary challenges on her path to glory. The book was published in spring by Regan Arts. No date has been set yet on when the project will go into production as Bomback has just begun adapting the book. Rousey is expected to fight one more time before the end of the year and will then shoot the Pete Berg-directed actio

Dungeons & Dragons Finally Coming To The Big Screen

Nearly a year after a six-day trial was held on the past and future of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, Warner Bros., Hasbro and Sweetpea Entertainment have worked out a deal that will usher in a new film and avoid a judge's intervention. The upcoming Warner Bros motion picture will be based on a script by David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans) and produced by Roy Lee (The Lego Movie, How To Train Your Dragon) with the involvement of Hasbro chief executive Brian Goldner and chief content officer Stephen Davis. It will take place in the popular D&D campaign setting of the Forgotten Realms. "We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen," said Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros. Pictures. "This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possi

Frank Grillo Returns For #ThePurge3

Variety is reporting Frank Grillo is in final negotiations to return to star in Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes’ “ The Purge 3 .” “T he Purge” franchise creator James DeMonaco is back to write and direct the latest sequel. Jason Blum is producing along with Sebastien Lemercier and Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller through their Platinum Dunes banner. The films take place in a future where one day each year all crime is legalized for a 12-hour period, described by the government as “the Purge.” In “Anarchy,” Grillo played Sergeant, a man who seeks revenge on the night of the Purge, only to get pulled into protecting a group of people who are left without shelter as purging begins. The pic is set to bow on July 1, 2016. “The Purge,” released in 2013, was Blumhouse’s first production under its first-look deal with Universal. The sci-fi thriller, starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey and set in the year 2022, became a major success with $89 million at the global box

Will Smith Takes The Lead In #CollateralBeauty

Deadline is reporting Will Smith has replaced Hugh Jackman in Collateral Beauty, the feature about a New York advertising executive who experiences a personal tragedy and the subsequent unconventional plan from his colleagues to break him out of his depression. Rooney Mara also is attached to star. Written by Allan Loeb, the project will be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl). PalmStar Media and Likely Story paid $2.25 million for the Allan Loeb script. Jackman exited the project last month. Principal photography is expected to begin in October. Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros are producing with Loeb. PalmStar CEO Frakes, who negotiated on behalf of his company, will executive produce with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Steven Pearl. The two companies already have collaborated on pics including American Ultra, Sing Street and The Whole Truth among others. Please Leave A Comment-

Peter Berg To Direct #MarkWahlberg In Patriots’ Day

While it looked like Lionsgate might be pulling ahead in the rush to make a film about the April 2013 bomb attack on the Boston Marathon with news of Jake Gyllenhaal mulling the lead, CBS Films is countering by closing in on a deal for Peter Berg to direct Patriots’ Day . According to Variety , he’s in final negotiations to make the film, which would be another real-life tale after Lone Survivor and the upcoming Deepwater Horizon . And, assuming the actor/producer actually makes a deal himself, it would also mark Berg’s third film in a row with Mark Wahlberg , who has been trying to help get the movie made for a while, but might have to duck out of a lead role if scheduling becomes an issue. Patriots’ Day is based on the account of Boston Police commissioner Ed Davis, with the producers securing his life rights and setting Bridge Of Spies writer Matt Charman to work on the script. Stronger has David Gordon Green directing and there is also a third project bubbling away at