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New ‘Matrix’ Movie In Works, Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss Returning, Co-Creator Lana Wachowski Writing & Directing

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New ‘Matrix’ Movie In Works, Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss Returning, Co-Creator Lana Wachowski Writing & Directing
A new Matrix movie is happening at Warner Bros. with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity and Lana Wachowski set to write and direct an all-new film set in the genre-defining world.

Warner Bros. will co-produce with the franchise’s original co-producer Village Roadshow.

Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement today. Lana Wachowski is producing with Grant Hill. Wachowski is co-writing with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell.

“We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana,” said Emmerich. “Lana is a true visionary—a singular and original creative filmmaker—and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.”

The three previous films, created with Lilly Wachowski writing and directing—The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003)—have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box
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Jessica Chastain Spy Thriller ‘355’ Set for January 2021 Release

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Jessica Chastain Spy Thriller ‘355’ Set for January 2021 Release
Universal Pictures announced on Tuesday that it will release “355,” the espionage thriller starring Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong’o, on Jan. 15, 2021.

Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Fan Bingbing, Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez will also star in the film, which is being directed and co-written by longtime “X-Men” producer Simon Kinberg. The film follows several women from different espionage backgrounds who come together to stop a global terrorist plot.

“355” was first pitched to potential buyers at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, triggering a bidding war for distribution rights that was won by Universal with a reported bid of over $20 million. Global Road and Amazon Studios were also among the bidders.

Filming on the project began last month in Europe. Kinberg is producing with Chastain and Kelly Carmichael and sharing writing credit with Theresa Rebeck.

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‘James Bond 25’ Movie Lands a Timely Title

‘James Bond 25’ Movie Lands a Timely Title
The 25th James Bond movie officially has a title, “No Time To Die,” the official 007 Twitter account announced Tuesday.

The film starring Daniel Craig returning as Bond opens in the UK April 3, 2020 followed by April 8 in the US.

Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in… No Time To Die. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the Us. #Bond25 #NoTimeToDie pic.twitter.com/qxYEnMhk2s

— James Bond (@007) August 20, 2019

More to come…
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Fantastic Fest Sets ‘Knives Out’ As Closer; Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Included In Second Wave Programming

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Fantastic Fest Sets ‘Knives Out’ As Closer; Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Included In Second Wave Programming
The second wave of programming for this year’s Fantastic Fest is rolling in and it is bringing a flood of impressive titles including the fest’s closing night film, Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Knives Out featuring the all-star cast of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martel. Johnson is slated to be in attendance at the fest which kicks off in Austin September 19 and continues through September 26.

In addition, the highly anticipated Parasite will screen at Fantastic Fest with director Bong Joon-ho in attendance. The film, which won the Cannes Palme d’Or is a darkly comic tale of two very different families who find their lives inexplicably intertwined.

On top of that, Fantastic Fest will celebrate Mexican genre film with a trio of rarely seen repertory titles, programmed in association with Mexico City’s Mórbido Film Fest.
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Michael Rooker Joins ‘Fast & Furious 9’ Cast

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Michael Rooker Joins ‘Fast & Furious 9’ Cast
Michael Rooker, who played Yondu in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” has joined the cast of Universal’s “Fast & Furious 9,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Rooker will play a small role of a character named Buddy in the action sequel. He joins fellow newcomer to the franchise John Cena, as well as returning stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and more.

Justin Lin is directing the ninth film in the franchise that is already in production. The plot is still under wraps, but Dan Casey wrote the screenplay. Diesel is producing the film via his One Race Films banner, and Lin is also producing for Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Also Read: 'Fast & Furious 9' Production Resumes After Stuntman Injury

Fast & Furious 9” opens in theaters on May 22, 2020.

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Tracy Morgan Joins Eddie Murphy in ‘Coming 2 America’

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Tracy Morgan Joins Eddie Murphy in ‘Coming 2 America’
Tracy Morgan will join the cast of Paramount’s “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 cult comedy.

Directed by John Landis, “Coming to America” followed Akeem (Murphy), the spoiled prince of a fictional African nation who protests against an arranged marriage set by his father, King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones). Traveling to America, he goes undercover as a fast-food employee while searching for a woman to take as his wife with the help of his friend, Semmi (Arsenio Hall).

The sequel will follow Akeem as he returns to New York to find his long-lost son and groom him to become his successor to the throne. Morgan will play the son’s uncle, a hustler named Reem whose sister, played by Leslie Jones, gave birth to the unwitting heir after a one night stand with Akeem.
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‘The Matrix 4’ Is Happening, Complete With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Lana Wachowski

‘The Matrix 4’ Is Happening, Complete With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Lana Wachowski
The Matrix is, apparently, still online. Variety reports that a fourth feature in the beloved sci-fi franchise is in the works, and unlike previously rumored projects, this one can boast the return of both stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss along with one-half of the series’ original sibling filmmaking duo, with Lana Wachowski set to write and direct the feature.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film. Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement on Tuesday.

“We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” said Emmerich in a statement to Variety. “Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”

The film’s script has also been written by Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell. Wachowski
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Avenger No More? Marvel Studios & Kevin Feige Won’t Be Producing Any More ‘Spider-Man’ Films As Sony Walks Away From Deal

Marvel fans’ worst fear has seemingly come to fruition. Sony has decided to take its ‘Spider-Man’ film franchise and move on without the involvement of Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios, and Disney. And just like that, the entirety of the ‘Spider-Man’ universe is completely in flux.

Deadline is reporting that a deal that was being worked on with Disney and Sony has completely fallen apart with the latter deciding that it doesn’t need Feige’s involvement any longer in the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise.

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‘Matrix 4’: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski Are Officially Back Another Film

Get ready to go back down the rabbit hole and decide on a new red or blue pill. Warner Bros. is getting most of the principals together once again for a fourth “Matrix” film. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and director Lana Wachowski will all be returning for a “Matrix 4” which Wachowski will write and direct.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film.

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‘Matrix 4’ Officially a Go With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski (Exclusive)

Get ready to re-enter the Matrix.

Lana Wachowski is set to write and direct a fourth film set in the world of “The Matrix,” with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film. Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement on Tuesday.

“We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” said Emmerich. “Lana is a true visionary—a singular and original creative filmmaker—and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”

In addition to Wachowski, the script was also written by Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell. Wachowski is also producing with Grant Hill. Sources say the film is eyed to begin production at the top of 2020.

The three previous films —“The Matrix,” “The Matrix Reloaded
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Australia Makes Progress on Gender Equality in Film and TV

Screen Australia, Australia’s federal film and TV funding body, has made sufficient progress in furthering gender equality that it has set more ambitious targets.

The organization has exceeded its long-term Gender Matters key performance indicator, with 56% of projects receiving production funding having at least half of the key creative roles occupied by women, based on a three-year average. The Kpi was set in December 2015, and originally aimed for 50%. The Kpi considered the key creative roles of writer, director, producer, and in the case of narrative content (drama), the protagonist.

The new target is to have 50% of the key creatives across all projects that receive Screen Australia development and production funding to be women, measured across a three-year-average. For the new Kpi, the key creatives are directors, writers and producers and the tracking period is 2019/20 to 2021/22. From August 2020, the agency will also publish the headcount breakdown of key creative roles for feature drama,
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‘It’ Supercut Combining Both Films Being Edited by Director Andy Muschietti

‘It’ Supercut Combining Both Films Being Edited by Director Andy Muschietti
Stephen King‘s It is a hefty book. There’s so much story, in fact, that both adaptations – the 1990 miniseries, and the 2017 and 2019 movies – had to split the material into two parts. But any reader of the book can tell you that It works best as one big epic story. Thankfully, it sounds like It […]

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Joaquin Phoenix Says He Experienced “A Lot Of Fear” Before Accepting ‘Joker’ Role As Todd Phillips Teases Sequel Possibilities

When you’re an actor on the level of Joaquin Phoenix, you might think that there isn’t a role anywhere that might scare you. However, in a new interview with Total Film (via Uproxx), Phoenix explained why he felt actual fear before accepting the role as the lead character in Todd Phillips’ upcoming comic book film “Joker.”

“There was a lot of fear,” he admitted.

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‘Hawkeye’: Writer/Producer Amy Berg Revealed She Got Passed Up By Marvel for Disney+ Series

Marvel is carefully eyeing its targets for the Hawkeye series creative team. While little is known about the upcoming Disney+ TV series starring Jeremy Renner as the Earth’s mightiest archer, a new revelation from writer and producer Amy Berg suggests that Marvel is narrowing down its shortlist for the Hawkeye series writer. Which means that a showrunner and cast announcement […]

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For Stunts, Network TV Dramas Prove There’s More Than One Way to Wow an Audience

For Stunts, Network TV Dramas Prove There’s More Than One Way to Wow an Audience
The production pace of network TV is not for the faint of heart. With merely a week — sometimes even less — to produce an hourlong episode of television, there’s even more pressure to make sure the usual flurry of moving parts comes together in a safe and coherent way.

Now, imagine being the people in charge of a sequence where trained performers dangle out of the back of a moving helicopter — that has to be done quickly, safely, and convincingly, too. For stunt coordinators like Peewee Piemonte and Julie Michaels of the CBS show “Seal Team,” that’s the part of the job they live for. The penultimate episode of the show’s second season featured a Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction (Spie) maneuver, with a half-dozen team members connected to a rope rig, hanging over the valley below.

“It was something we talked about from back in the pilot. We thought,
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‘Room 104′ Season 3 Trailer: The Duplass Brothers’ Eclectic Anthology Series Returns To HBO Next Month

Anthology series are a dime a dozen in 2019. What seemed like a unique idea 5 years ago has turned into a regular occurrence, with series like “Fargo,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” “The Terror,” “Black Mirror,” “The Twilight Zone,” “True Detective,” and others taking the anthology idea and bringing it to TV screens.

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Pawel Pawlikowski on the Power of Making Movies With ‘Barbarians at the Gate’

Pawel Pawlikowski on the Power of Making Movies With ‘Barbarians at the Gate’
Academy Award winner Pawel Pawlikowski says he’s watching “with horror” as political developments increasingly divide countries across the globe, and admits that he’s reluctant to take a stab at documenting modern life after the success of his two critically acclaimed period dramas, foreign-language Oscar winner “Ida” and thrice-nominated “Cold War.”

“I don’t have a hook on contemporary. I don’t know how to do it, because I’m living it and watching it with horror,” he tells Variety. “Everywhere it’s the same conflict between these two parts of society which are split down the middle, and there’s less and less common ground. You don’t need to make a film about it. You just see it.”

Pawlikowski is attending the Sarajevo Film Festival, where he received the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award “for his outstanding contribution to the art of film and his lasting friendship
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Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o Spy Thriller ‘355’ Gets 2021 Release Date

Universal Pictures has dated its spy thriller “355,” starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing, for a Jan. 15, 2021, release.

Simon Kinberg is set to direct from a script he co-wrote with Theresa Rebeck. The movie follows a group of spies from international agencies around the world. These women must bond together, overcoming their suspicions and conflicts, to stop an event from occurring that could thrust the world into chaos. A new faction is formed – code-named “355,” a name they adopt from the first female spy in the American Revolution. Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez also co-star.

Producers are Chastain and Kelly Carmichael for Chastain’s Freckle Films and by Kinberg for his Genre Films. The film is executive produced by Richard Hewitt (“Bohemian Rhapsody”).

Chastain proposed the idea for a female-led spy film while working with Kinberg on this summer’s “Dark Phoenix.” The cast came together during
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‘Succession’ Officially Renewed For Season 3 at HBO

We haven’t seen the last of the Roy family: HBO has officially renewed the Emmy-nominated Succession for a third season, which should land on the premium cable channel sometime in 2020. The news comes just two weeks after the drama’s second season premiere, which bodes well for HBO as the network continues to fill the hole […]

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New ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Trailer Teases John Rambo’s Final, Epic Mission

The latest trailer for Rambo: Last Blood is one hell of a tease for action hero John Rambo's final ride. Sylvester Stallone returns for the fifth time as Rambo, the Vietnam War vet haunted by his past and frequently reeled into vigilante work wherever he happens to be. The new Last Blood trailer sets up the basics: Rambo's niece, Gabrielle (Yvette Monreal), is taken by a group of South American criminals. Naturally, losing a close family member doesn't sit well with Rambo. He ventures forth on a rescue mission, hoping to find Gabrielle and bring her home. …
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