Film News Roundup: ‘Aquaman’ Sets Pre-Sales Record

In today’s film news roundup, “Aquaman” sets a pre-sales record, “Bohemian Rhapsody” hits a milestone, and SAG-AFTRA promotes four executives. PRE-SALES RECORD “Aquaman” has set a pre-sales record for Atom Tickets, topping “Deadpool 2,” “Av... #aquaman

Variety | 13.12.2018 0:54:30

Netflix Buys Horror Pic ‘Eli’ From Paramount

Similar to how Paramount unloadedThe Cloverfield Paradoxto Netflix, the studio has sold all global rights for its Paramount Players horror filmElito Netflix.Ciaran Foy (Sinister 2) directed the movie which centers around aboy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder who discovers that the ho... #netflix

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:52:00

Exclusive: Netflix Acquires Horror Movie ‘Eli’ From Paramount

Netflix has acquired the global rights toCiarán Foy's horror movieElifrom Paramount Pictures and will release the film in 2019, Collider has exclusively learned. Trevor Macy produced the film via his Intrepid Pictures banner along with John Zaozirny, while Matt Alvarez executive produced Eli alo... #netflix

Collider | 13.12.2018 0:30:02

Marvel’s Netflix Heroes Won’t Be Moving to Disney’s Streaming Service Anytime Soon

The mess that is the downfall of the Marvel Netflix shows continues to get messier, and if you were holding out hope that the series and their characters might find new life on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, Variety has some bad news for you. The outlet reports that the deal for the o... #netflix #marvel #disney

Collider | 12.12.2018 23:41:50

Disney+ Won’t Save Marvel’s “Defenders”

A new story in Variety has gone into the details of the recently canceled Marvel Television series on Netflix and confirmed what we’ve suspected – don’t expect them on Disney+ anytime soon. Reportedly the deal for the original four Marvel shows includes a clause that prevents the c... #marvel #disney

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 22:52:49

The Best Movies on HBO Right Now

For all intents and purposes, HBO is now a streaming service. While it started out as a premium cable channel and is still available for cable subscribers, they recognized the changing landscape and decided to make their programming available separate from a cable package via HBO Now. However, if yo... #hbo

Collider | 12.12.2018 22:00:14

‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Casting: Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers And Werner Herzog Join Disney+ Series

The expanded cast for the Disney+ seriesStar Wars: The Mandalorian has been unveiled by Lucasfilm with some notable new additions:Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man).The announcement al... #disney #star-wars

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:47:47

Netflix To Distribute Spike Lee-Produced Film ‘See You Yesterday’

Netflix has come aboard to distribute See You Yesterday, a travel drama produced by Spike Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks. The pic is the directorial debut from Stefon Bristol, Lee's long-time NYU Graduate Film School protege.The script was co-written by Bristol and Fredrica Bailey. It&#... #netflix

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:47:18

Stan Nabs Disney In Oz, Hinting At Global Plans

Australian streaming platform Stan has closed a deal with Hollywood studio Disney which will lock up Australian streaming rights to the studio’s most valuable assets. The deal includes key animation titles along with its Marvel, Pixar and “Star Wars” libraries. The deal was finalis... #disney

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 21:46:59

Don’t Expect ‘The Defenders’ on Disney Streaming Service Any Time Soon (EXCLUSIVE)

Fans of the Marvel Television series recently canceled by Netflix who hope to see the shows revived on Disney+ may be out of luck. Sources tellVarietythat the deal for the original four Marvel shows includes a clause that prevents the characters from appearing in any non-Netflix series or film for a... #disney

Variety | 12.12.2018 21:45:12

“The Punisher” S2 To Air On Netflix In January

As part of the company’s announcements of Netflix’s January 2019 titles, the company has also dropped a brief tease for the second season of “Marvel’s The Punisher” indicating it arrives next month. Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle prepares to continue his war on crime in th... #netflix

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 21:37:50

New Full Trailer: “Captive State”

Focus Features has just dropped the latest full trailer for the sci-fi thriller “Captive State” due to open March 29th. John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders and Jonathan Majors star in the film which was penned by Erica Beeney and hails from “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Th... #trailer

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 21:35:10

“The Predator Holiday Special” Promo

In time for the Christmas holiday and to herald the arrival of Shane Black’s “The Predator” on disc next week, Comedy Central have revealed the trailer for the stop-motion animated “The Predator Holiday Special” short film. The clip will feature The Predator tangling wi... #predator

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 21:33:55

Why Three Directors Made Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Don KayeDec 12, 2018 The new Spider-Man animated movie’s trio of directors share their thoughts on bringing the project to life.Unlike live-action films, animated movies can sometimes be the work of more than one director (that happens too in live-action -- say hi to the Russo brothers -- but it’s a... #spider-man

Den of Geek | 12.12.2018 21:22:18

SAG Awards TV Noms: ‘Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Barry’, ‘Kominsky Method’ Join In But Not ‘Homecoming’ As Netflix Extends Lead

While Golden Globes’ MO has been becoming the first to recognize new show, the SAG Awards have been pretty unpredictable, often not acknowledging breakout freshmen until their second season.That was the case last year with Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which was snubbed... #netflix

Deadline | 12.12.2018 20:44:59

James Wan on How Aquaman Fits Into the DCEU

Richard JordanDec 12, 2018 The Aquaman director says that it was important to give the character "his time in the limelight" away from the wider universeThis article comes from Den of Geek UK.Aquaman is making a splash in cinemas this week, finally giving star Jason Momoa the chance to bas... #aquaman

Den of Geek | 12.12.2018 19:15:01

Sony Gets Inventive, Seeks Patents For ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Animation Tech

EXCLUSIVE: Film critics have hailed the animation in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verseas unique, innovative and undeniably inventive. Now the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office will judge whether they agree with those reviews.Sony has applied for patent protection for the animation proc... #spider-man

Deadline | 12.12.2018 19:06:34

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Reveals New Travel-Themed Shop Globus Mundi

If you’ve been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort, then you’re well aware that the theme park attraction is chock full of amazing Potter-themed shops and stores. Well add one more to your list, as Universal Orlando has revealed the opening of a brand ne... #harry-potter

Collider | 12.12.2018 18:23:11

Netflix Orders Series From End of The F**king World Creator

Kayti BurtDec 12, 2018 The series is called I Am Not Okay With This, and is another adaptation from Charles Forsman.Netflix is adding to its ever-growing library of original content with a new series from Jonathan Entwistle, the director of The End of the F**cking World, and the producers of Strange... #netflix

Den of Geek | 12.12.2018 18:20:21

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Out of Many, One’, Netflix’s Documentary on American’s Immigration Process

The uplifting documentary short never says Trump's name, but it doesn't need to. #netflix

Decider | 12.12.2018 17:00:35

Netflix Orders Coming-Of-Age Series ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ From Jonathan Entwistle & Shawn Levy Based On Comic

British director Jonathan Entwistle once saw a copy of Charles Forsman’s self-published microcomics seriesThe End of the F***king World in a trash bin. The find led to him creating the cult comedy-drama series for Channel 4 which became a Netflix original in the rest of the world.NowEntwistle ... #netflix

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:00:28

Netflix Sets Cast For ‘The Letter For The King’ Series Based On Classic Dutch Novel

Amir Wilson (The Secret Garden),Ruby Serkis andNathanael Saleh, who plays John Banks inMary Poppins Returns,lead the young cast ofThe Letter For The King, the coming-of-age drama series based on Tonke Dragt’s bestselling medieval adventure novel. The English-language series, the streaming serv... #netflix

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:00:21

New, Full-Length ‘Captive State’ Trailer Imagines an Earth under Alien Rule

Focus Features and Participant Media have released a new, full-length trailer for the upcoming sci-fi film Captive State. Directed and co-written by Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Gambler helmer Rupert Wyatt, the film takes place in Chicago 10 years after extraterrestrials landed on Earth an... #trailer

Collider | 12.12.2018 16:44:43

Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in January

If you count on Netflix to serve as your film library, you have to roll with the punches of losing titles. It happens every month, and January 2018 is losing some big ones. While they might return at a later date, you never know with the licensing agreements, so if there’s something you really love,... #netflix

Collider | 12.12.2018 16:15:51

Netflix Orders ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ From Producers of ‘Stranger Things’

The producers of “Stranger Things” and creator and director of“The End of the F***ing World” series are making “I Am Not Okay With This” for Netflix, a coming-of-age tale about a girl with mysterious powers. 21 Laps will make the series, which was co-created by Jonathan Entwistle, who was behind Cha... #netflix

Variety | 12.12.2018 16:07:21

Robert Sheehan on His ‘Mortal Engines’ Role and Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’

From director Christian Rivers and with a script written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, the fantasy adventure Mortal Engines is set hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event that has led society to rebuild as moving cities of varying sizes, where th... #netflix

Collider | 12.12.2018 16:02:36

Netflix’s India Content Head Swati Shetty Makes Exit

Swati Shetty, who has headed Indian content operations at Netflix is to step down from the global streaming giant. She joined the streamer in August 2016 as director of international originals and acquisitions. The company said it is placing more emphasis on India and that the role should ideally be... #netflix

Variety | 12.12.2018 16:01:44

SAG Nominations Scorecard: Netflix Leads the Pack

Netflix led the way among all networks and studios with this year’s SAG nominations, garnering 15 nods thanks to programming like “GLOW,” “Ozark,” “Grace and Frankie” and “The Kominsky Method.” “Ozark” was among the select group of ti... #netflix

Variety | 12.12.2018 16:01:27

Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in January

Netflix has released the list of films and TV shows that will be new to the streaming service in January, and it’s a hefty and very solid list. As for library titles, standouts include all four Indiana Jones movies, Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, Guillermo del Toro’s masterful Pan’s Labyrinth, an... #netflix

Collider | 12.12.2018 15:52:10

‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Mandalorian’ Adds Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, Carl Weathers to Cast

Get Giancarlo Esposito a new hat: he's going to space! #star-wars

Decider | 12.12.2018 15:48:43

“Godzilla” Sequel Won’t Hold Anything Back

When the Comic-Con trailer hit for Michael Dougherty’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” in July, it made itself known that this will be a monster rock-em-sock-em mashup with Godzilla taking on three villains – King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan – all in one outing. Speakin... #godzilla

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 15:31:59

‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ Trailer: Start The New Year With The Joy Of Organization

Leave the mess of 2018 behind with global organization icon Marie Kondo and her new Netflix seriesTidying Up With Marie Kondo.Launching on the streaming giant January 1, 2019, Kondo will spark joy around the world as she helps real people get organized.In the eight-episode series, Kondoguides people... #trailer

Deadline | 12.12.2018 15:30:46

Netflix Unveils 2018 Watching Statistics

Streaming giant Netflix has published several lists today looking at the viewing habits of its users and announced that its original rom-com film “The Kissing Booth” and its series “On My Block” are its ‘most binged’ original works. The release interestingly says ... #netflix

Darkhorizons | 12.12.2018 15:22:59

Netflix Sets Cast of Young Stars for ‘The Letter For The King’ Series

Mary Poppins Returns star Nathanael Saleh and Sun Records' Jonah Lees are among the show's large ensemble of up-and-coming talent. #netflix

Decider | 12.12.2018 15:00:49

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Dogs Of Berlin’ On Netflix, Where Two Very Different Cops Investigate The Murder Of A Soccer Star

The series starts with a child walking in on two people having vigorous sex... and goes downhill from there. #netflix

Decider | 12.12.2018 15:00:32

Rami Malek Was Reportedly Eyed for ‘Bond 25’ Villain Role

When it comes to Bond movies, iconography is everything. Even director Martin Campbell’s strikingly different Casino Royale maintained certain aspects of Bond lore that have become tradition, like the martini, the “Bond, James Bond” line, the Bond girl(s), and of course, the Bond villain. It’s that ... #bond

Collider | 12.12.2018 14:46:14

‘Stranger Things’ Producers Developing Teen Dramedy ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ at Netflix

The new series follows a 15-year-old girl with telekinetic powers that kick in at inopportune moments. #netflix

Decider | 12.12.2018 14:35:56

Prepare For Netflix’s ‘Selena’ Series with These Shows, Movies, and Docs

The ultimate guide to all things Selena on streaming. #netflix

Decider | 12.12.2018 14:08:09