Troma Films acquires film rights to James Glickenhaus cult classics Maniac Cop, Exterminator, Frankenhooker and more

Lloyd Kaufman’s Troma Entertainment announced today that the indie cult label will be exclusively distributing James Glickenhaus’ Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment film library, which includes Maniac Cop, Frankenhooker, Basket Case 2 and 3, The Exterminator, Shakedown, McBain, Red Scorpion and more, comprising some of the most iconic cult films of all time. New York-born James Glickenhaus began …
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Focus Features grabs rights to Timur Bekmambetov thriller Profile

Focus Features has nabbed worldwide rights to the thriller Profile, a Berlin Film Festival sensation from Timur Bekmambetov, the director behind the intense Angelina Jolie-led thriller Wanted. Focus Features will distribute the film domestically and has set a release date of Friday, May 14, 2021. Universal Pictures will distribute internationally, excluding CIS/Russia. The sale was …
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Post-Apocalyptic Western Six Guns for Hire starts shooting in Canada

Variety reports that post-apocalyptic Western Six Guns for Hire has begun principal photography in Toronto, Canada, starring Colm Feore, whose credits include playing Reginald Hargreeves on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, My Salinger Year, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Chicago. The film also stars Maurice Dean Wint (The Kid Detective, Diggstown), Oyin Oladejo (Star Trek: Discovery, …
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Focus Features to start shooting crime drama The Outfit with Oscar winner Graham Moore at the helm

Focus Features and FilmNation Entertainment announced that they will start production on crime drama The Outfit, marking the feature directorial debut of Oscar winner Graham Moore (The Imitation Game). Moore will direct from his own script that was co-written with actor/writer Johnathan McClain (Mad Men). Oscar winner Mark Rylance (The Trial of the Chicago 7), …
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Image Comic series Die wins British Fantasy Award

Image Comics’ bestselling series Die by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans was honored this week with the 2020 British Fantasy Award for “Best Comic/Graphic Novel.” The award has been handed out annually by the BFS since 1972, originally being called The August Derleth Fantasy Awards until 1976. This is the fourth time in five years …
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Queens New York Drive-In returns for 2021 with screenings of Coming 2 America, Fist of Fury, North by Northwest and more

Rooftop Films, the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) today announced the return of the Queens Drive-In at New York’s Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. A collaborative project between the three organizations, the Queens Drive-In hosted more than 80 sold-out events during the summer and fall …
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Todd McFarlane to create Justice League/Avengers-style universe for Spawn and related characters

Today, Image Comics’ President Todd McFarlane announced his attempt at creating his own multi-character, interconnected comic book universe. His goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what Marvel and DC Comics have accomplished with their Avengers and Justice League universes. The announcement was made by McFarlane during a …
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HBO’s Watchmen writer to script new Blade film for Marvel

Scoop reports that playwright Stacy Osei-Kuffour, who served as story editor and writer on HBO’s Watchmen limited series, will pen the script for Marvel’s fast-developing Blade film. The project will make Osei-Kuffour the first black woman to write a Marvel film. For the Watchmen series, Osei-Kuffour wrote the episode, “An Almost Religious Awe” in which …
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