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"Aquaman"- Undersea War

Take a look at more footage, including an extended title sequence from director James Wan's undersea adventure "Aquaman", the newest member of the billion dollar box office club, starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II:

The sixth installment in the 'DC Extended Universe', screenplay of "Aquaman" is by Will Beall...

...from a story by Wan and Geoff Johns, showcasing the title character for the third time...

...following "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) and "Justice League" (2017).

"...'Arthur Curry', heir to the underwater kingdom of 'Atlantis', must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world..."

"Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life," said Jason Momoa, aka 'Arthur Curry'.

"This is a totally different beast. In 'Aquaman', you see when his parents met and what happened to them.

"Then the little
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'Glass' Ready to Crack Open a $50+ Million Holiday Debut

'Glass' Ready to Crack Open a $50+ Million Holiday Debut
After just two weeks, 2019 has already had some notable highlights, including the surprise $20 million debut of The Upside last weekend while WB's Aquaman became the first film in the DC Extended Universe to top $1 billion at the global box office. Now, this weekend is looking to M. Night Shyamalan's Glass to deliver the second largest January and Martin Luther King Jr. openings ever behind only American Sniper. Universal's release of Glass is the highly anticipated third film in M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable franchise, following the runaway success of 2017's Split, which opened with a massive $40 million en route to a $138.3 million domestic run and nearly $280 million globally. The film brings together stars Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy, and is set to open in 3,841 locations with the studio anticipating a $50 million opening over the film's first four days. Based on the information we're looking at
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Snyder Helped Save Aquaman from Damage Done by Whedon in Justice League

Snyder Helped Save Aquaman from Damage Done by Whedon in Justice League
Zack Snyder earned his Aquaman executive producer title by helping to shape the Arthur Curry character. Snyder left Justice League right before the project was going into its lengthy and costly reshoots. Joss Whedon was brought on to takeover, which resulted in a markedly different tone from what Snyder originally had in mind and has caused a pretty big stir amongst Dceu fans who later demanded that Warner Bros. release Snyder's original cut of the movie. It appears that Snyder helped James Wan steer the Arthur Curry character away from what Whedon did with him.

Justice League features Jason Momoa's first take on Arthur Curry and it is a lot different from the character that we just saw on the big screen in James Wan's Aquaman. Neil Daly, an independent freelance market research analyst, has taken part in the test screenings for many of the Dceu's projects, including Justice League and Aquaman.
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Test Audiences Didn’t Care Much For Batman Or Superman In Justice League

2017’s Justice League left fans with a fair few questions, but most of them probably weren’t of the kind that Warner Bros. intended. For one thing, a lot of DC enthusiasts are more interested these days in the film we didn’t get as opposed to the film we did, with calls for the fabled ‘Snyder cut’ continuing to sound through the forums to this day.

What’s more, the question of what exactly happened behind the scenes of this troubled production remains a source of continuing intrigue, and thanks to market research analyst Neil Daly, it seems we’re just a little closer to understanding Justice League’s rocky journey to box office disappointment.

As well as working on the 2017 ensemble flick, Daly was involved in last year’s Aquaman and is now part of the market research team for Shazam!, giving the man some major insider credentials.
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Neil Burger to Direct Young Adult Sci-Fi ‘Voyagers’ at AGC Studios

Neil Burger to Direct Young Adult Sci-Fi ‘Voyagers’ at AGC Studios
Neil Burger, the director of this month’s “The Upside” and “Divergent,” will move back to young adult sci-fi for his next feature film.

AGC Studios will fully finance and co-produce the thriller “Voyagers” for Burger to direct, the company’s chairman and CEO Stuart Ford announced Thursday.

Burger will direct from his own original screenplay, and he’ll also produce under his Nota Bene Productions banner. Basil Iwanyk and Brendon Boyea will produce via Thunder Road Films. Ford and Agc’s Head of Film Greg Shapiro are onboard as executive producers. “Voyagers” begins production this spring and is actively casting its key roles.

“Voyagers” focuses on 30 children sent into space on a multi-generational mission to reach and populate a newly discovered planet. After the adult captain of the mission is mysteriously killed,
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‘Monopoly’: Kevin Hart Teams With ‘Ride Along’ Director Tim Story To Bring Classic Board Game To Life

A little bit of controversy doesn’t seem to be derailing Kevin Hart’s career at all. After being hired, and then swiftly leaving the hosting gig for this year’s Oscars due to some old homophobic tweets resurfacing, the comedian has had a pretty stellar 2019, all things considered. His most recent film, “The Upside,” overcame mixed reviews to debut atop the box office and dethroning “Aquaman.” And most recently, he’s signed on to make a live-action film based on the most popular board game of all time.

Continue reading ‘Monopoly’: Kevin Hart Teams With ‘Ride Along’ Director Tim Story To Bring Classic Board Game To Life at The Playlist.
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Shazam, Godzilla 2 and More Are Coming to ScreenX in 2019

Forget about IMAX, Warner Bros. is going all in on ScreenX. For those who aren't familiar, ScreenX is a premium theater format that immerses moviegoers with a massive 270-degree screen that expands the image to the side walls, which makes the viewer feel like they're actually in the movie. This is good news for some of the year's biggest blockbusters, such as Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Shazam, as they're set to be screened across the globe in the up-and-coming format.

Warner Bros. has struck a deal with Cj 4Dplex, the South Korean cinema technology company behind ScreenX, to bring six different movies to the format globally this year. So far, the titles announced include Shazam!, which drops on April 5. The horror movie The Curse of La Llorona, which arrives on April 19. And the highly-anticipated Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is scheduled for May 31. The studio has yet
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‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Sets Wednesday Aflame With $7M+ Opening

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2nd Update, Thursday Am: Early Am industry estimates are in showing that Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly had a super opening day with $7.06M at 1,250 venues leading all films at the box office, and overtaking STXfilm/Lantern’s The Upside for the day ($1.69M) and the fourth Wednesday of Warner Bros. Aquaman ($1.2M).

Six-day projections are wild for the film, around $15M+, as folks expect the pic’s run to be significantly front-loaded over the Mlk stretech; most of the fans came out yesterday where the anime film played in 180 Plf screens as well as 56 Imax hubs. Broly will shed those. Universal/Bvi/Blumhouse’s Glass happens tonight at 7Pm.

January isn’t always the typical month to launch animated pics, but Broly‘s Wednesday is 67% of DreamWorksKung Fu Panda 3‘s $10.5M opening Friday, which gives you some sense of the Funimation pic’s power. Kung Fu Panda
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‘Upside’ Director Neil Burger Sets Sci-Fi ‘Voyagers’ as Next Project

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‘Upside’ Director Neil Burger Sets Sci-Fi ‘Voyagers’ as Next Project
The Upside” director Neil Burger is set to direct sci-fi thriller “Voyagers” as his next project. The film will be fully financed and co-produced by Stuart Ford’s Agc Studios, and produced by Burger’s Nota Bene Productions and Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Films. Agc also handles international sales on the new film.

Written and directed by Burger, “Voyagers” tells the story of 30 children sent into space on a multi-generational mission to reach and populate a newly discovered planet. After the adult captain is mysteriously killed, the young crew descends into chaos, reverting to a primitive, tribal state, giving in to their most feral and animal desires.

Burger will produce alongside Iwanyk and Brendon Boyea for Thunder Road. Ford and Greg Shapiro, Agc’s president of film, will serve as executive producers.

The film marks Burger’s first screenwriting credit since 2008’s “The Lucky Ones.” His past directing credits
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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part gets five new TV spots

With a little over three weeks to go until The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part arrives in cinemas, Warner Bros. has released five new TV spots for the animated adventure which you can check out here…

See Also: Gal Gadot to voice Wonder Woman in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

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“The Lego® Movie 2” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the Lego universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage,
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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ to Break January’s Slow Box Office Streak

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ to Break January’s Slow Box Office Streak
No plot twist here: M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller “Glass” will dominate the domestic box office.

As this weekend’s lone wide release, “Glass” looks to be the de facto choice for moviegoers during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Now the only question is: how big of an opening can “Glass” pull off?

Mediocre reviews don’t seem to be holding back anticipation for the sequel to both “Unbreakable” and “Split” as “Glass” is expected to make between $60 million and $75 million during its first four days of release. Universal, the studio releasing the film in North America, is more modestly suggesting a $50 million to $55 million debut from over 3,700 theaters. Even so, that would still be a lot of coinage for a movie that only cost $20 million to produce. Shyamalan took the unusual step of self-financing “Glass,” which means more riches for M. Night if “Glass” becomes a hit. Since
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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ To Smash $105M+ Worldwide Over Mlk Weekend

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After a post-holiday sleeper period at the box office largely dominated by Warner BrosAquaman, the 2019 box office is set to wake up this weekend with its first, truly fire-breathing event film, Glass, from two-time Oscar nominee M. Night Shyamalan. It is looking at a $105 million-$120 million global start, inclusive of the four-day Mlk holiday in the U.S.

While an immediate follow-up to the director’s Universal/Blumhouse surprise $278M-plus grossing hit Split from two years ago, Glass has more of a legacy appeal to Shyamalan fans as it’s also a sequel to his 2000 cult superhero movie Unbreakable. Because of that film’s connection, Disney, which originally handled Unbreakable theatrically 18 years ago, has overseas on Glass via Buena Vista International.

James McAvoy reprises his Split role as Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man who suffers from an extreme case of Dissociative Identity Disorder, with 23 personalities. He becomes imprisoned at
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Jason Momoa Travels Home to Surprise His Grandma! 'She's Still Got Her Spirit'

Jason Momoa Travels Home to Surprise His Grandma! 'She's Still Got Her Spirit'
One more reason to be in love with Jason Momoa: he adores his grandma!

The Aquaman star, 39, traveled back to Iowa in early January to surprise his family with a visit home. In a Jan. 6 Instagram post, he posted two sweet shots with his grandmother.

“Needed to come home to Iowa and give my grams some aloha Love u forever grandma
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'Infinity War', 'Christopher Robin', 'Ready Player One' earn Ves effects nominations

'Infinity War', 'Christopher Robin', 'Ready Player One' earn Ves effects nominations
17th Annual Ves Awards to take place on February 5.

Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Robin, Ready Player One, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Welcome To Marwen have earned nominations in the Visual Effects Society’s (Ves) outstanding effects in a photoreal feature category;

Infinity War earned the most feature nods on Tuesday morning (15) with six, while Incredibles 2 is the lead animated film contender on five, and Lost In Space leads the broadcast field on six.

The 17th Annual Ves Awards will take place on February 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. As previously announced, the Ves Visionary
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Tops Nominations for Visual Effects Society Awards

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Tops Nominations for Visual Effects Society Awards
Avengers: Infinity War” leads all films in nominations for the Visual Effects Society’s 17th Annual Ves Awards, which were announced on Tuesday.

The Marvel movie received six nominations, one more than “Ready Player One” and “Incredibles 2.”

In Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, the Ves category that corresponds most closely to the Oscars’ Best Visual Effects category, the nominees were “Avengers,” “Ready Player One,” “Christopher Robin,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Welcome to Marwen.”

Also Read: How Will 'Captain Marvel' Play Into that 'Avengers: Infinity War' Ending and 'Endgame'?

Incredibles 2” led all animated films, with “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” each receiving four nominations to trail “Incredibles” by one.

Other films with multiple nominations include “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” with three and “First Man” and “Aquaman” with two each.

Two of
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Aquaman VFX reels break down the DC movie’s visual effects

Two visual effects reels have been released for James Wan’s Aquaman which gives viewers a behind the scenes look at how the DC superhero blockbuster was brought to life on the big screen; take a look here…

See Also: Aquaman tops $1 billion at the global box office, surpasses The Dark Knight

See Also: Aquaman director addresses Justice League’s Atlantis ‘plot hole’

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman”, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be … a king.”

Aquaman is directed by James Wan
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Korea Box Office: Local Titles ‘Mal-Mo-e’ and ‘Dude’ Beat ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Opening on Wednesday (Jan. 9), Korean drama “Mal-mo-e: The Secret Mission” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. The Lotte Cultureworks release earned $8.96 million from 1.19 million admissions between Wednesday and Sunday, including some $6.16 million collected over the weekend. Set in the 1940s when Korea was under Japanese occupation, the drama sees the story of a group of literary scholars who fought to revive the Korean language, which they were not allowed to use at that time.

Local comedy “The Dude in Me” also opened on Wednesday and landed in second. The body swap comedy, involving a high school student and a gangster, earned $5.91 million over five days. Together the top two films accounted for 58% of the weekend box office.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” slipped to third from the previous weekend’s top spot. The Walt Disney animation earned $2.3 million. That lifts its cumulative total to $9.55 million after two weekends.
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Fandango to Host ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Preview Screening Three Weeks in Advance

Advance public screenings of major blockbusters are becoming an increasingly popular option for studios and partner companies, and now Universal and Fandango are pushing the envelope further with the announcement Monday that “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” will screen in 1,000 theaters on February 2, three weeks before release.

Other major releases have done one-day advance screenings prior to their nationwide release, but very few have held them so early. Warner Bros., for example, held early screenings of “Aquaman” one week before its December 21 release, and did the same for “Crazy Rich Asians” in August.

Also Read: 'Aquaman' Becomes First $1 Billion DC Film Since 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Fandango is hoping to make “HTTYD3” the first of several major films that will be available three weeks in advance for members of its VIP Rewards program. The program, which is free to join, is also offering
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Why Nicole Kidman Gambled Big to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Dark L.A. Noir ‘Destroyer’

Why Nicole Kidman Gambled Big to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Dark L.A. Noir ‘Destroyer’
Nicole Kidman puts her money where her mouth is. Always in demand, this fearless actress goes where many fear to tread. She has made it clear that when she picks her projects, half must be directed by women. Beyond that, she urges her directors to hire as many women as possible on the crew. Thus, she committed to starring in Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer,” even with a meager budget of less than $9 million.

“Scripts aren’t getting better,” Kidman said. “They’re scant. I still have to find them. You don’t change the statistics by just saying it. ‘Karyn — let’s go. You get to go again!’ She’s had hits and failures. It’s easier to get behind the 25-year-olds. The female Dp, she’s gotten some work. You’ve got to allow women sometimes to come out of the gate. They have to build up experience and
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Why Nicole Kidman Gambled Big to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Dark L.A. Noir ‘Destroyer’

Why Nicole Kidman Gambled Big to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Dark L.A. Noir ‘Destroyer’
Nicole Kidman puts her money where her mouth is. Always in demand, this fearless actress goes where many fear to tread. She has made it clear that when she picks her projects, half must be directed by women. Beyond that, she urges her directors to hire as many women as possible on the crew. Thus, she committed to starring in Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer,” even with a meager budget of less than $9 million.

“Scripts aren’t getting better,” Kidman said. “They’re scant. I still have to find them. You don’t change the statistics by just saying it. ‘Karyn — let’s go. You get to go again!’ She’s had hits and failures. It’s easier to get behind the 25-year-olds. The female Dp, she’s gotten some work. You’ve got to allow women sometimes to come out of gate. They have to build up experience and learn
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