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

CEO Yang Xiaopei says the company is keeping a keen eye on international viewing trends to expand its audience: "Our goal is to move beyond the clichés of traditional storytelling."

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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 […]

Kirsten Dunst Talks ‘Civil War’ and Refusing to Let Fear Into the Equation

For someone who’s about to release a cautionary tale about the current state of America, Civil War star Kirsten Dunst is remarkably unfazed.  Alex Garland’s critically acclaimed action-thriller explores a near future in which our own present-day sound bites involving civil war and secession actually came to pass, and now rebel forces are inching toward […]