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Xixi Pictures Sets Its Sights on Building a Global Brand for Chinese TV Drama

China’s Xixi Pictures has arrived at the 61st MIPTV buoyed by a slate of recent successes that have helped the Shanghai-based production house celebrate its fourth anniversary, but the company is nevertheless keen also to share with the international content community what’s on the immediate horizon. Over the past 12 months, Xixi’s development has been […]

‘Joker 2’ Trailer Unites Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga in Song

The first trailer for Joker: Folie à Deux brings together unites Oscar winners Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga for one of the more intriguing entries of the 2024 theatrical calendar. Warner Bros. unveiled the look at CinemaCon, where Joker 2 is among the top titles theater owners were curious for a glimpse at — and […]

Tim Burton Says Gathering ‘Beetlejuice’ Team for Sequel “Was Like a Weird Family Reunion”

Somebody in Sin City must’ve whispered his name three times because Beetlejuice manifested on the Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace Tuesday afternoon. During Warner Bros. Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation, Tim Burton and the stars of his upcoming Beetlejuice Beetlejuice turned up to rousing applause from the capacity crowd gathered for the annual National Association of Theater […]

Bong Joon Ho Unveils Irreverent First Trailer for Robert Pattinson Starrer ‘Mickey 17’

The many facets of Robert Pattinson were on display in the first trailer for Mickey 17, the upcoming film from Bong Joon Ho that delves into human printing, identity and space colonization. Bong made his first trip to CinemaCon to show off the trailer, with Bong saying it’s the story of “a simple man who […]

Kevin Costner Hopes ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Can Be Binged in Theaters Someday

Kevin Costner is hoping a few years from now, moviegoers will have the opportunity to binge four Horizon movies in theaters. “Maybe a year and a half, two years from now, they will come (to theaters) for 12 hours,” he told the assembled crowd of theater owners Tuesday at CinemaCon, where he teased his two-part […]

George Miller, Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth Debut High-Octane ‘Furiosa’ Footage at CinemaCon

Furiosa fired up CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled a sneak peek at five minutes of footage of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga inside Caesars Palace during its studio presentation with the help of director George Miller and his stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth to help pump the upcoming release […]

‘The Crow’ Delays Release to Late Summer, ‘Saw XI’ Moves to 2025

Lionsgate has adjusted release dates for such high-profile titles as The Crow and Saw XI ahead of the company’s CinemaCon presentation. The Crow is set for release on Aug. 23 after having previously been dated for June 7. Rupert Sanders’ feature reboot that stars Bill Skarsgard will now compete on that weekend with Amazon MGM […]

Francis Ford Coppola Film ‘Megalopolis’ Lands Cannes Competition Debut

Francis Ford Coppola’s highly anticipated, self-funded feature Megalopolis has landed a Cannes debut. The film will screen in competition at the festival on May 17 in a gala premiere at the 77th annual festival. The project follows the rebuilding of a metropolis after its accidental destruction, with two competing visions — one from an idealist architect […]

Hailee Steinfeld Joins Michael B. Jordan in Ryan Coogler’s Untitled Supernatural Thriller (Exclusive)

Hailee Steinfeld, who voices Gwen Stacy in the acclaimed Spider-Verse movies, will star opposite Michael B. Jordan in Ryan Coogler’s untitled supernatural thriller being made by Warner Bros. Pictures. The buzzy project, the object of a high-profile bidding war in January, heads before cameras later this month in New Orleans and has been furiously casting up. […]

Colin Farrell to Star in Edward Berger’s ‘The Ballad of a Small Player’ for Netflix

Colin Farrell continues to keep busy, with the Oscar-nominated actor set to star in Edward Berger’s next feature for Netflix. Farrell will play the lead in The Ballad of a Small Player, which is based on author Lawrence Osborne’s 2014 novel of the same name. Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front) will helm the […]

‘Sweet Dreams’ Director Lije Sarki on Sobriety, Softball and Johnny Knoxville’s Dramatic Turn

Paramount Pictures hosted a ‘Friends & Family’ screening for its new Johnny Knoxville-starrer Sweet Dreams at L.A.’s Laemmle Royal on April 1. Even with a handful of comedians in the building and a date that coincided with April Fool’s Day, the world premiere of filmmaker Lije Sarki’s recovery-centered softball dramedy was no joke. The scene […]

Crunchyroll Bringing Anime Movies ‘Haikyu!!’, ‘Blue Lock’ and ‘Overlord’ to U.S. Theaters

A trio of anime properties will be coming to North American theaters later this year, with the Sony-owned Crunchyroll unveiling plans at CinemaCon Tuesday during a presentation that underscored the once-underground medium has gone mainstream. Haikyu!!: The Dumpster Battle will arrive in theaters on May 31, both subtitled and dubbed. The film is a continuation […]

Rebel Wilson Says There’s No Amount of Money That Would Get Her to Work With Sacha Baron Cohen Again

There’s no amount of money that would get Rebel Wilson to work with Sacha Baron Cohen again. Amid the release of her memoir Rebel Rising, which has made headlines for what she writes about Baron Cohen’s alleged inappropriate behavior while they were filming The Brothers Grimsby, Wilson appeared on Watch What Happens Live, where she […]

CinemaCon: Theater Owners Chief Michael O’Leary Calls for More Capital Investment Amid Tough Times

Michael O’Leary took the stage at CinemaCon for the first time as president-CEO of the National Association of Theater Owners and his message was clear: strained theater circuits need assistance, as they are still dealing with the lingering impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the dramatic slowdown in movies due to last year’s labor strikes. […]

Renée Zellweger Set to Return for New ‘Bridget Jones’ Movie

Bridget Jones is heading back to the screen. After months of quiet chess pieces moves, Universal Pictures and Working Title have finally put in place the talent for Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, the fourth installment of the British-based romantic film comedy series. Renée Zellweger is set to return as the lovable but flailing […]

Cannes: George Lucas to Receive Honorary Palme d’Or

George Lucas is set to receive the Honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival at its closing ceremony on May 25, organizers said on Tuesday. “The Festival de Cannes has always held a special place in my heart. I was surprised and elated when my first film, THX-1138, was selected to be shown in a […]