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Sony announces movie adaptation of Rob Liefeld’s Shrink

Deadline is reporting that Sony is moving forward with a feature film adaptation of Shrink, a webcomic series from Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld, which revolves around Dr. Jessica Powers, a female psychiatrist with superhero clientele.

The project is being produced by Liefeld, Doug Belgrad (Charlie’s Angels) and Adam Fields (Donnie Darko), and is described as “a high concept twist on Analyze This”, which Sony hopes will “mine the same comedic action vein” as 20th Century Fox’s hit Deadpool movie franchise.

See Also: Deadpool 3 will happen, claims Rob Liefeld

Fields is said to have discovered an old script for Shrink by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa which Sony first acquired back in 2000. Although the rights to the comic had since lapsed, the studio then quickly signed a new deal with Liefeld.

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Win Smallfoot on Blu-ray™

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Kick off the kids’ February half-term in style as Smallfoot arrives on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD on 18th February and on Digital Download from 4th February. To celebrate this release, we are giving 3 lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a copy of the Blu-ray.

Starring Channing Tatum as the yeti, Migo, and James Corden as the ‘smallfoot’, Percy. Smallfoot was directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Annie Award-winning director of the Over the Hedge screenplay.

Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when Migo, a bright young Yeti (Channing Tatum), finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human! The ‘Smallfoot’, Percy (James Corden), throws the Yeti community into uproar over what else might exist beyond their snowy village. This is an epic story about friendship and courage!

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‘Shrink,’ Based On ‘Deadpool’ Creator Rob Liefeld’s Comic, Resurrected At Sony For Potential Feature Franchise

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‘Shrink,’ Based On ‘Deadpool’ Creator Rob Liefeld’s Comic, Resurrected At Sony For Potential Feature Franchise
Exclusive: Shrink, a original IP based on Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld’s story about a female psychiatrist with a superhero clientele is being produced by Doug Belgrad and his production company 2.0 with producer Adam Fields and Liefeld at Sony Pictures. The project would mine the same comedic action vein as the R-rated Deadpool franchise, which is a wise-cracking, subversive twist on superhero movies.

The story has been described as a high-concept twist on Analyze This, and we hear that this was a mid-six against a seven figure deal for the comic book creator. Sony had no comment.

The project was found by Fields who basically dived into Sony’s 30 years of abandoned development and pulled out what looks to be a plumb project and potentially huge action/comic franchise for the studio from one of the signature names in the comic book industry — Liefeld, who became a fan-favorite artist in
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Zendaya in Talks to Join Timothée Chalamet in ‘Dune’ Remake

  • The Wrap
Zendaya in Talks to Join Timothée Chalamet in ‘Dune’ Remake
Zendaya is in negotiations to join Timothée Chalamet in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista and Oscar Isaac are also set to star in the movie, which will be directed by the filmmaker behind “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049” filmmaker. Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts are writing the script, with Villeneuve producing alongside Mary Parent and Cale Boyter. Brian and Kim Herbert, the son and granddaughter of Frank Herbert, are attached as executive producers.

Set in the distant future, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. The planet is the only source of the coveted spice melange, which means control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion and man’s relationship to nature, as
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International Box Office Top 100 of 2018: Another Record Year, but Rise Is Slight

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International Box Office Top 100 of 2018: Another Record Year, but Rise Is Slight
International box office ticked up 1% over 2017 to a record $29.8 billion, helping to drive worldwide moviegoing up 2.7% to a new high-water mark of $41.7 billion. Most of the global increase came from North America, which surged 7% to $11.9 billion. “Avengers: Infinity War” became the seventh film to gross more than $1 billion internationally, with $1.37 billion. In all, 40 foreign titles hit the top 100 (23 of them from China), led by “Operation Red Sea” with more than $611 million — good enough for the sixth spot on the year’s international chart.

Rank Title (Distrib) Domestic B.O. 1. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney) $1,369,544,150 2. Jurassic World: … Kingdom (U) $891,740,973 3. Black Panther (Disney) $648,313,144 4. Venom (Sony) $642,239,919 5. Incredibles 2 (Disney) $634,164,141 6. Operation Red Sea^ (China) $611,516,097 7. Aquaman* (WB) $602,041,078 8. Mission: Impossible — Fallout (Par) $570,956,000 9. Detective Chinatown 2 (China) $530,160,486 10. Bohemian Rhapsody* (Fox) $519,253,170 11. Fantastic Beasts: … Grindelwald* (WB) $470,900,000 12. Dying to Survive^ (China) $463,140,547 13. Ready Player One (WB) $443,300,000 14. Deadpool 2 (Fox) $418,042,433 15. Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney) $406,000,000 16. The Meg (WB) $384,400,000 17. Hello Mr. Billionaire^ (China
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2019 Mpse Golden Reel nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘First Man’ leads with 3 as do ‘A Quiet Place’ and ‘Roma’

All five of our predicted Oscar nominees for Best Sound Editing number among the contenders for the Golden Reel Awards bestowed by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse). Oscar frontrunner “First Man” reaped three bids across the seven film categories as did two of its closest Oscar rivals — “A Quiet Place” and “Roma” — as well as “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” which we have in sixth place. The other two likely Oscar nominees — “Black Panther” and and “A Star Is Born” — each reaped two bids.

The 66th annual edition of these awards will take place on Feb. 17 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Sound wiz Stephen H. Flick will be feted for his lifetime of achievement and Antoine Fuqua is to receive the Filmmaker Award.

Last year, all five of the Oscar nominees for Best Sound Editing numbered among the Mpse contenders. Eventual Oscar winner “Dunkirk” lost the category equivalent
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‘Roma’ Lands Mpse Golden Reel Nominations

‘Roma’ Lands Mpse Golden Reel Nominations
“A Quiet Place, “Black Panther,” “First Man,” and “Roma” each scored three sound editing nominations for the the 66th annual Mpse Golden Reel Awards (to be held February 17th and the Westin Bonaventure Hotel).

They will compete for dialogue/Adr, effects/foley, and music underscore. Honored in the musical category were “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Read More: ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Black Panther, ‘First Man’ Lead Cas Sound Mixing Nominations

Other dialog/Adr nominees included “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Green Book,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” and “The Favourite.” Also competing for effects/foley are “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Deadpool 2, ” “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” and “”Ready Player One.” The other music underscore nominees included “Aquaman,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”

Among the foreign film entries were “2.0,” “Capernaum,” “Cold War,” “The Guilty,” “Never Look Away,
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‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Roma,’ ‘Jack Ryan’ Among Golden Reel Nominees for Sound Editing

  • Variety
‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Roma,’ ‘Jack Ryan’ Among Golden Reel Nominees for Sound Editing
The Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse) announced nominations for its 66th annual Golden Reel Awards Friday.

On the film side, “First Man,” Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” “A Quiet Place” and “Roma” led the way with three nominations each. Musical dramas “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born” received two, as did “The Favourite.”

Among broadcast entries, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” “Vikings” and “Westworld” each landed three nominations.

Previously announced, director Antoine Fuqua will receive the Mpse’s Filmmaker Award, while sound editor Stephen H. Flick will receive the group’s Career Achievement Award.

Full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced at the 66th Golden Reel Awards on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Short Form Animation

“Bilby”

“Bird Karma”

“Crow: The Legend”

“Lost Property Office”

“Overwatch: Reunion”

“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – “Mystic Mayhem”

Spy Kids: Mission Critical” – “The Vinyl Countdown”

“Star Wars: Rebels” – The World
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Ladies’ choice: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ win top awards from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists

‘Roma,’ Alfonso Cuaron‘s nostalgic ode to his ’70s childhood in Mexico City, won over the 84-member Alliance of Women Film Journalists — including me. The stunning black-and-white Netflix release pocketed five Eda wins: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Non-English Film, Best Editing and Best Director. Coming in second were those cutthroat royals in “The Favourite” with four wins, including Olivia Colman as Best Actress.

The all-female group’s 12th annual competition once again salutes the best – and some of the worst – in the world of film with 25 categories in three sections. There are the general Best of Awards, Female Focus Awards and Eda Special Mention Awards whose nominees are picked by those Awfj members who send in a nominating ballot. There is room for the good, including Viola Davis of “Widows” receiving the “Actress Defying Age and Ageism Award,” and the bad, as in Jennifer Lawrence of “Red Sparrow,” who
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Domestic Box Office Top 100 of 2018: Disney Paces Record Year

  • Variety
Domestic Box Office Top 100 of 2018: Disney Paces Record Year
The domestic box office hit $11.9 billion in 2018, up 6.7% over the previous year, and smashing the record $11.38 billion set in 2016. The top three earners — “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Incredibles 2” — all bested 2017’s B.O. champ, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ($517 million). Promisingly, in an era of increased entertainment options, more people went to the movies in 2018: Attendance is expected to rise more than 4% over the prior year. Disney took 26% of this year’s market share, outpacing Warner Bros., its closest rival, by more than $1 billion.

Rank Title (Distrib) Domestic B.O. 1. Black Panther (Disney) $700,059,566 2. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney) $678,815,482 3. Incredibles 2 (Disney) $608,581,744 4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (U) $417,719,760 5. Deadpool 2 (Fox) $318,491,426 6. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch* (U) $266,280,410 7. Jumanji: Welcome … Jungle† (Sony) $235,512,923 8. Mission: Impossible — Fallout (Par) $220,159,104 9. Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney) $216,648,740 10. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney) $213,767,512 11. Venom* (Sony) $213,312,395 12. A Star Is Born* (WB) $199,807,885 13. Aquaman* (WB) $194,359,824 14. Bohemian Rhapsody* (Fox) $189,813,133 15. A Quiet Place
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'Mary Poppins Returns' passes £30m in third weekend atop UK box office

Disney feature puts on £4.6m.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.28.

Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Jan 4-Jan 6) Total gross to date Week 1 Mary Poppins Returns (Disney) £4.6m £34.3m 3 2 The Favourite (20th Century Fox) £2.2m £4m 1 3 Aquaman (Warner Bros) £1.9m £18.3m 4 4 André Rieu’s 2019 New Year Concert In Sydney (Piece Of Magic) £1.7m £1.7m 1 5. Bumblebee (Paramount) £1.7m £9.1m 2 Disney

Mary Poppins Returns has surged to a third straight weekend on top of the UK box office, after engaging audiences all through the Christmas/New Year holiday.

The fantasy feature took £4.6m over the weekend - a drop of 40% on
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Blu-ray Review – Smallfoot (2018)

Smallfoot, 2018.

Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick.

Featuring the voice talents of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro, Patricia Heaton, Jack Quaid, Sarah Baker, and Justin Roiland.

Synopsis:

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.

Out of this year’s animated films, Smallfoot comes as a nice surprise. The film tells a pretty concise story with a good cast, pretty funny moments and surprisingly deep themes that most animated films don’t touch upon. The film is both entertaining and meaningful for young and old viewers alike, even if it doesn’t quite reach the highs of some other films in the animation genre. The blu-ray has a few features to keep younger viewers interested, but not a whole lot on how the film itself was made. Still, Smallfoot is an enjoyable enough film for audiences.
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Golden Globes most shocking film snubs: Ryan Gosling lost in space, Viola Davis robbed, Sam Elliott out of tune

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Golden Globes most shocking film snubs: Ryan Gosling lost in space, Viola Davis robbed, Sam Elliott out of tune
The Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thursday morning, December 6, and just as interesting as the films and performances that were nominated are some of the top contenders that didn’t make the cut. Scroll down for some of the most noteworthy omissions, and check out the complete list of nominations here.

Among the biggest disappointments was the significant under-performance of the Neil Armstrong biographical drama “First Man.” It earned noms for Best Supporting Actress (Claire Foy) and Best Score (Justin Hurwitz), but Ryan Gosling was lost in space for his leading performance, Damien Chazelle was left out for his directing, and the movie was absent from Best Film Drama.

SEEGolden Globes 2019: Full list of nominations

However, “First Man” did better than “Widows,” which was entirely shut out. The film was helmed by Steve McQueen (director of Golden Globe winner “12 Years a Slave”) and stars Viola Davis (Golden
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Common Joins Charlie Day’s Hollywood Satire ‘El Tonto’

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Common Joins Charlie Day’s Hollywood Satire ‘El Tonto’
Exclusive: Count Oscar winner Common in for Charlie Day’s independent Hollywood satire El Tonto. Common’s role is being kept under wraps, and that’s because it’s a pivotal one.

In El Tonto, Day does double duty, directing his first feature and playing a mute simpleton who upon stepping off the bus for the first time in Los Angeles is thrust into stardom, only to ultimately lose it all. Filming wraps this week.

Common joins a huge ensemble cast that includes Day, Kate Beckinsale, Jason Sudeikis, Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Ken Jeong, Edie Falco, Ray Liotta, Jillian Bell, Travis Fimmel, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Glenn Howerton, Katherine McNamara, Dean Norris, Edy Ganem and John Malkovich.

Armory FilmsChristopher Lemole and Tim Zajaros are producing alongside Wrigley PicturesJohn Rickard and Page Fifty-Four Pictures’ Alex Saks. Armory Films is solely financing the feature we hear.
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2019 Oscars: Is this the most open Best Animated Feature race in years?

The Best Animated Feature race at the upcoming Oscars could very well be the most competitive in years. Disney and Pixar films have dominated this category since 2012, and while they have two films slated this time around, they may run into problems when it comes to winning. That’s because both “Incredibles 2” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” are sequels, and sequels haven’t had much success in winning Best Animated Feature since the category’s inception in 2001. If Oscar voters have hangups about rewarding a sequel in this category, this could open up the race in a way we haven’t seen in a while.

SEEBrad Bird (‘Incredibles 2’ director) on the storyline he had to scrap and why these Pixar films are so ‘personal’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

In the 17 years of Best Animated Feature’s existence, only one sequel has taken the prize: 2010’s “Toy Story 3.” It should be noted that even in this case,
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A.I. Drama ‘Next’ From Manny Coto, John Requa & Glenn Ficarra In Works At Fox

  • Deadline
Fox has given a script commitment with penalty to neXt, an A.I. thriller drama from 24: Legacy co-creator/executive producer Manny Coto, This Is Us directors/executive producers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra and 20th Century Fox TV.

Written by Coto, neXt is described as a propulsive, fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research. It features a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent and her team to stop a terrifying A.I. outbreak that threatens us all.

Coto executive produces alongside Requa, Ficarra and Charlie Gogolak of Zaftig Films for 20th TV where Zaftig is under a deal.

Coto is a 24 veteran who served as an executive producer on the original Fox series, the followup limited series Live Another Day and reboot series Legacy, which he also co-created. Coto has extensive sci-fi background; he created Odyssey 5 and also worked on Star Trek: Enterprise
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Jonny Lee Miller & Common To Star In Ursula K. Le Guin Adaptation ‘Nine Lives’

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Jonny Lee Miller & Common To Star In Ursula K. Le Guin Adaptation ‘Nine Lives’
Exclusive: Elementary and Trainspotting star Jonny Lee Miller and Oscar and Grammy-winner Common (The Hate U Give) have been set to star in Nine Lives, the movie adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s sci-fi novelette of the same name.

Set on a moon-base for off-world drilling, the darkly comedic story follows two jaded workers whose excitement at the prospect of incoming human company is dashed when they are instead sent ten clones. Shoot is being lined up for next summer.

Screenplay comes from debut writer-director Siri Rodnes and Tom Basden, who was BAFTA nominated for Fresh Meat. Rodnes will also direct. Producers are Gavin Humphries of Quark Films, who was recently Bifa-nominated for Pin Cushion; and former Sony International producer Josephine Rose (Slaughterhouse Rulez) of Bandit Country, whose upcoming slate also includes fantasy-horror A Spriggan with John Boyega as executive producer. Nine Lives has been selected as part of
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'The Grinch' pips 'Bohemian Rhapsody' to number one UK box office spot

Animated Dr. Seuss title took £5m over the weekend.

Rank Film / Distributor Three-day gross (Nov 9-11) Gross Week 1 The Grinch (Universal) £5m £5m 1 2 Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) £4.5m £29m 3 3 Widows (20th Century Fox) £1.6m £2.4m 1 4 A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) £1.2m £25.4m 6 5. The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (Disney) £1.1m £3.4m 2

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.29.

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3D family animation The Grinch has dislodged Bohemian Rhapsody from the number one slot at the top of the UK box office, taking £5m from its first three days.

Playing in 561 sites, the film scored a decent average of
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Best Animated Feature predictions: ‘Isle of Dogs’ hoping to steal Oscar bone from ‘Incredibles 2’

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In the 17 years that the Best Animated Feature category has existed at the Academy Awards, Pixar films have claimed the Oscar nine times. Will Pixar’s latest animated movie “Incredibles 2” become their 10th champion, or might Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion film “Isle of Dogs” steal its Oscar bone?

According to Gold Derby’s racetrack odds, which are derived from the predictions made by expert journalists, staff editors and users like you, “Incredibles 2” has a heroic lead to win Best Animated Feature with 16/5 odds. “Isle of Dogs” sits in second place with 37/10 odds, followed by “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (5/1 odds), “Mirai” (11/2 odds), “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (8/1 odds), “Smallfoot” (28/1 odds) and “Early Man” (35/1 odds).

SEEWill Brad Bird fly as the first animated feature director to win an Oscar three times with ‘Incredibles 2’?

Isle of Dogs” focuses on a group of canines who’ve been banished to Trash Island after
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CBS Buys Small Town Comedy About Twentysomethings From Jared Stern

  • Deadline
CBS has put in development Townies, a multi-camera comedy executive produced by Green Eggs and Ham writer/executive producer Jared Stern.

Penned/co-executive produced by young writer Katie Greenway (Bella and the Bulldogs), Townies follows an eclectic group of friends in their twenties who are happily living large in their small Wisconsin hometown.

Stern executive produces via his A Stern Talking To Productions for Warner Bros. TV where Stern is under an overall deal.

Stern serves as executive producer/showrunner of the Netflix/Warner Bros. Animation series Green Eggs and Ham, which he adapted from Dr. Seuss’ classic. He has been a writer and regular adviser on several Warner Bros. film projects as a member of its Warner Animation Group “think tank,” which launched back in 2013. Among the projects Stern has worked on through that pact are The Lego Batman Movie and Smallfoot.

Wreck-It-Ralph scribe Stern recently wrote and directed
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