Star Trek Beyond coming to the IMAX format

Filmmaker Justin Lin makes a franchise leap from the Fast and the Furious to Star Trek, as he directs the sci-fi adventure Star Trek Beyond. Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX today announced that the upcoming sci-fi movie – the third film in the franchise – will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX …
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Production facility Thunder Studios launches indie distribution division

Long Beach, California-based production facility Thunder Studios has announce its launch of an independent film division. Through a suite of innovative marketing and production services, the company aims to support indie filmmakers on a global scale across a variety of distribution channels, including theatrical, VOD, cable and digital. Thunder Studios also announced a joint venture …
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Shout! Factory gets into original content arena with horror film project Fender Bender

Media distributor Shout! Factory has acquired all rights to the script Fender Bender, a horror-thriller feature written by writer/director Mark Pavia (Stephen King’s The Night Flier). The film is being developed, financed and executive produced by Shout! Factory for Shout’s horror genre entertainment imprint, Scream Factory. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory founders …
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#NYCC Exclusive: AMC hosting panel for martial arts steampunk action thriller Into the Badlands at New York Comic-Con 2015 with Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Daniel Wu and more

AMC has announced that following up their success at San Diego Comic-Con in July, the network will host a panel for it’s hybrid martial arts steampunk action thriller Into the Badlands at New York Comic-Con in a few weeks. The Into the Badlands panelists include Executive Producer and star Daniel Wu, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham …
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Fruitvale Station director reveals first trailer for boxing drama Creed starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone

Oakland-born filmmaker Ryan Coogler – director of the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station – takes on sports drama with the Rocky spin-off Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. Jordan plays the son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed, who turns to Stallone for help train for some type of title. Phylicia Rashad, Tessa Thompson and …
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Cult 1980’s funny money thriller To Live And Die In L.A. being adapted to TV by William Friedkin #CultCinemaIcons

Deadline has reported that 1985 cult classic crime thriller To Live And Die In L.A., the MGM film written and directed by William Friedkin, is currently being adapted for television by cable network WGN America. The network apparently landed the series adaptation of the action thriller, with Oscar winner Friedkin himself directing and executive producing. …
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Bastard Executioner bringing the Middle Ages to FX Network

FX has announced that the network has ordered a 10-episode first season of Kurt Sutter’s Late Middle Ages action series The Bastard Executioner. FX Network CEO John Landgraf made the announced. Sutter and the cast recently completed production of the pilot episode in Wales, where production will resume this summer before airing on FX this …
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The Crow remake gets its new Eric Draven

Variety reports that Jack Huston will star in Relativity’s remake of the 1994 film The Crow, playing the role of “Eric Draven,” which was originally played by Bruce Lee’s son, the late Brandon Lee. The Crow’s story is based on graphic novel by James O’Barr and will be directed by Corin Hardy, with a scheduled …
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