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James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Begins Production

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    Cocaine Bear: Elizabeth Banks to Direct Universal’s Thriller with Lord Miller Producing

    Cocaine Bear: Elizabeth Banks to Direct Universal’s Thriller with Lord Miller Producing Elizabeth Banks is set to direct the upcoming movie Cocaine Bear for Universal Pictures. Oscar-winning duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Last Man on Earth, The Lego Movie) will produce for Lord Miller along with Banks and Max Handelman, who will produce via their Brownstone Productions banner. The project is being described as a character-driven thriller inspired by true events that took place in Kentucky in 1985 (via Deadline). Emmy-nominated Banks (Modern Family, 30 Rock) recently directed 2019’s Charlie’s Angels and Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015. She most recently starred in the limited series Mrs. America alongside Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, and Uzo Aduba. RELATED: Bros: Universal Pictures’ Rom-Com Starring Billy Eichner Sets August 2022 Release Cocaine Bear is written by Jimmy Warden and will also be produced by Aditya Sood along with Brian Duffield. Executive Vice President of Production Matt Reilly and Creative Executive Christine Sun will oversee Cocaine Bear on behalf of Universal Pictures. Producers are reportedly expecting to get the project into production by this summer. RELATED: Ticket to Paradise: George Clooney & Julia Roberts Reuniting for Rom-Com Banks also recently teamed up with the studio along with producer Marc Platt to develop and produce the live-action hybrid movie adaptation of The Magic School Bus. Banks will portray Ms. Frizzle in the project. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

    Invincible: Robert Kirkman Says Live-Action Film Won’t CONNECT TO Amazon’s Animated Series

    Invincible: Robert Kirkman Says Live-Action Film Won’t Connect With Amazon’s Animated Series In a recent interview with EW, producer Robert […] The post Invincible: Robert Kirkman Says Live-Action Film Won’t Connect With Amazon’s Animated Series appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

    Universal Pictures Partnering With Sentient for The Others Remake

    Universal Pictures partnering with Sentient for The Others remake After winning the rights to the story earlier this year in a heated bidding war, Sentient Entertainment is partnering with Universal Pictures to develop the remake of the acclaimed Nicole Kidman-starring ghost story The Others, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Nicole Kidman Horror Classic The Others Getting Remade Sentient had struck a deal with FilmSharks subsidiary The Remake Company and Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo’s Video Mercury in an effort to reinvent and modernize the story, with sources reporting that A-list talent and studios are chomping at the bit to get in on the project. Pick up the original The Others here! The remake will be produced by Sentient’s Renee Tab (Feud: Bette and Joan) and Christopher Tuffin alongside Lucas Aksoskin for Aliwen Entertainment, with veteran Spanish producer Cerezo executive producing with FlimSharks’ Guido Rud and Miller Way’s Michael and Jeeny Miller. Universal’s Senior Vice President of Production Sara Scott will oversee the project for the studio. “I am honored to be able to work on my favorite horror film of all time, The Others, and to bring this reimagining to the big screen for new audiences,” Tab previously said in a statement. “It is almost eerie and uncanny how timely the themes are today: self-isolation, paranoia and fear, and of course the intense desire to protect our children and ourselves from harm. We look forward to unraveling the layers behind lead character Grace, whose pain and demons draw viewers into a truly compassionate journey.” RELATED: David Slade’s Dark Harvest Horror Adaptation Set for September 2021 The film, written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar released in fall 2001, starred Kidman as Grace Stewart, a war widow in 1945 Britain who has isolated herself in her country mansion with her children, who are suffering from a rare disease characterized by photosensitivity. Their isolation is uprooted when three strangers arrive, leading to the unveiling of a whole host of secrets kept hidden in the dark mansion. Kidman was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance with Amenábar winning the Goyas Award for Best Director and Screenplay.

    F9: The Fast Saga Release Delayed One Month

    F9: The Fast Saga release delayed one month Following the studio’s decision to move No Time to Die to the release date, Universal Pictures has elected to delay the long-awaited F9: The Fast Saga from its Easter 2021 weekend to Memorial Day, just one year after its original release date. RELATED: No Time to Die Release Pushed Back to Easter 2021 In F9, Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena). F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before. The film stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Sung Kang, with Oscar winner Helen Mirren and Oscar winner Charlize Theron. F9 also features Grammy-winning superstar Cardi B as a new franchise character Leysa, a woman with a connection to Dom’s past, and a cameo by Reggaeton sensation Ozuna. RELATED: Borat Sequel Teaser Trailer Released Ahead of Amazon October Premiere F9 is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth, Justin Lin, Clayton Townsend, and Samantha Vincent and is set to hit theaters on May 28, 2021.

    Beast: Idris Elba to Star in Universal’s Survival Thriller Helmed by Baltasar Kormákur

    Beast: Idris Elba to Star in Universal’s Survival Thriller Helmed by Baltasar Kormákur Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation, Thor: Ragnarok) is set to star in Beast, an upcoming survival thriller from Universal Pictures with Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, The Deep, Jar City) attached to direct, according to Deadline. RELATED: Universal Enters First-Look Partnership With LeBron James’ SpringHill Company Based on an original idea by Jaime Primak-Sullivan, the screenplay will be written by Ryan Engle (Rampage, The Commuter, Non-Stop). Plot details for Beast are minimal besides it being in the vein of 2016’s The Shallows, but instead of sharks, a lion will apparently “be involved as the central antagonist.” Will Packer and James Lopez will serve as producers through their Will Packer Productions banner. Kormákur will produce via his RVK Studios with Primak-Sullivan executive producing. Matt Reilly, Universal’s Executive Vice President of Production, along with Creative Executive Tony Ducret will oversee the feature on behalf of the studio. RELATED: David Leitch to Helm Stuntman Drama Starring Ryan Gosling for Universal Beast will mark the second project between Packer, Lopez, Primak-Sullivan, and Engle after the group collaborated on the 2018 Breaking In, starring Gabrielle Union and directed by James McTeigue from a script written by Engle from a story by Primak-Sullivan.

    Universal Enters First-Look Partnership With LeBron James’ SpringHill Company

    Universal enters first-look partnership with LeBron James’ SpringHill Company Universal Pictures has announced it has entered into a four-year first-look production agreement with The SpringHill Company, the global consumer and entertainment brand built by NBA superstar LeBron James and co-founder Maverick Carter. RELATED: New Kid Movie in the Works From Universal Pictures & LeBron James “LeBron, Maverick and the team at SpringHill are content creators with a purpose, and we’re excited to partner with filmmakers who challenge us to tell stories that move culture forward,” Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, said in a statement. “SpringHill’s projects are compelling, entertaining, inspiring and aim to start important conversations, which we need now more than ever. We’re already partnering with LeBron and Maverick on some exciting projects in active development, with more to come, and we look forward to leveraging our resources across the NBCU portfolio to amplify those titles and bring important voices like SpringHill to a global audience.” Universal has been collaborating with James, SpringHill CEO Maverick Carter and The SpringHill Company team, which includes Jamal Henderson, Chief Content Officer, and Spencer Beighley, Head of Film, for several years already and have multiple projects in various stages of development, beginning with Untitled LeBron James Project, which is based on the book Shooting Stars by James and Buzz Bissinger and other events in James’ life.  Click here to purchase James and Bissinger’s Shooting Stars!  The film adaptation of Shooting Stars, which The SpringHill Company is producing with Terence and Rachel Winter, will be directed by Chris Robinson (ATL) and was written by Frank E. Flowers (Metro Manila) with current revisions by Tony Rettenmaier & Juel Taylor. Taylor is an alumnus of the Universal Writers Program that identifies up-and-coming and experienced screenwriters with unique points of view that build upon the Studio’s commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of its audiences. Additional SpringHill projects include New Kid, based on the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal by Jerry Craft, and the newly announced Catch the Wave, based on an original pitch by Ali Kinney.   “The SpringHill Company’s purpose is to empower greatness in every individual,” Carter said in a statement. “With Universal, we’re aligned in making sure socially conscious and purposeful elements are felt in all of our stories, whether it’s a drama, comedy, family or even a horror film. In the same spirit, this partnership allows us to empower creators to tell the stories important to them and culture on the studio projects in the film space. Universal has been an incredibly collaborative thought partner from vision to execution and it’s clear they value championing and telling diverse stories.  We’re proud to be partnering with a studio that makes telling diverse stories a mandate and not an option.”  RELATED: Netflix & Adam Sandler Reunite For LeBron James-Produced Hustle The SpringHill Company is a global consumer and entertainment brand created to empower greatness in every individual. The SpringHill Company unites three companies built by James and Carter: UNINTERRUPTED, the athlete empowerment media and consumer product company, SpringHill Entertainment, the premium scripted and unscripted film and television production company and The Robot Company, the brand and culture consultancy. With a dynamic and diverse team committed to creating the most culturally inspired brands, entertainment and products, The SpringHill Company is built to be the defining brand for a new generation.  The SpringHill Company and its mission to empower is building strong cultural IP with a number of important projects, products and partners. Original content properties including The Shop: Uninterrupted, Kneading Dough and More Than An Athlete are impacting culture and inspiring important conversations. SpringHill also has continued momentum in the premium content space with projects like breakout broadcast special Graduate Together, Space Jam: A New Legacy, NBC’s primetime game show The Wall, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker for Netflix, the powerful docuseries I Promise, and a host of critically-acclaimed titles.  Across all categories, The SpringHill Company is creating compelling content and connecting brands, creators and consumers to culture and entertainment.

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