Dylan McDermott has joined the cast of Mercy, based on a story by author Stephen King. Mercy is a fantasy horror film adapted from one of King's stories from his Skeleton Crew collection, reports Deadline. The short story was called Gramma and was first published in 1984 in the magazine Weirdbook. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is about two...
David Kornblum, Disney international distribution executive, has been selected by CinemaCon to receive the 2013 CinemaCon Passepartout Award. "With an infinite passion and love for this great industry, and having left his own indelible mark on the world of distribution and exhibition from a global standpoint, David Kornblum is the ideal recipient of our annual Passepartout Award. His dedication to...
Brand veteran Michael Francis is joining DreamWorks Animation as their chief global brand officer, a newly created position for the company. Francis will be responsible for the company's licensing, consumer products efforts and franchise management, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I am tremendously excited to join the DreamWorks Animation team. This is an incredibly powerful global family brand with enviable brand...
Kristen Stewart has confirmed the rumors and revealed that she will star alongside Ben Affleck in the comedy Focus. "I can confirm that rumor. It's a comedy. I'm really excited about it. We start shooting in April," Stewart said, addressing the rumors that began last month, according to The Huffington Post. Focus is about a veteran con man, played by Affleck,...
Martin Sheen has revealed that he will be returning as Peter Parker's Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. "They've called me back, I don't know what the part is gonna be, but I'm going to be 'Uncle Ben' once again in Spider-Man next year. We shoot in February," Sheen said as quoted by Aceshowbiz. The actor didn't have many details...
Fox has revealed the official release date for the Fantastic Four reboot slated for March 6, 2015, a year already filled with highly anticipated movies. The superhero team reboot joins a list of big movies set to be released in 2015. The list includes The Avengers 2, Ant-Man, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II, Star Wars: Episode VII as...
Dr. Jaime Awe, director of the Institute of Archeology of Belize and real-life Indiana Jones, filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co., Lucasfilm, and Paramount Pictures for their use of the crystal skull in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The lawsuit Awe filed is on behalf of the country of Belize over using a replica...
Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson have responded to claims that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is causing motion sickness and nausea for moviegoers after the film premiered in New Zealand. According to The Huffington Post, two anonymous sources told The New Zealand Herald about the alleged motion sickness and nausea. Add to that Collider critic Dave Trumbore, who wrote a review...
Bret Easton Ellis took to Twitter Wednesday to voice his opinion on Kathryn Bigelow and slammed the director with sexist comments. "Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated," Ellis tweeted. Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man...
Rick McCallum, who has worked on the Star Wars films, is leaving Lucasfilm and planning to work on smaller, independent films. "Rick is a close friend as well as an extremely talented producer. No matter how impossible I made the task, Rick was able to overcome the challenges. In addition to putting together great crews and working miracles with the...