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Heroes of horror, sci-fi and supervillains: the genre roundtable

With comic book and fantasy fare dominating the box office and TV ratings, The Hollywood Reporter gathered producers Shawn Levy (‘Stranger Things’), Salim Akil (‘Black Lightning’), Jason Blum (‘The First Purge’), Jonathan Nolan (‘Westworld’), Melissa Rosenberg (‘Jessica Jones’), Robert Kirkman (‘The Walking Dead’) and Simon Kinberg (the X-Men films) for a thought-provoking discussion about how […]

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‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ series, ‘Empress’ film among Mark Millar’s first Netflix slate

Nearly a year after snapping up Mark Millar’s comic book imprint, the Kingsman and Kick-Ass author has set his first slate at Netflix. The streamer has gone straight to series on two TV shows based on Millar’s works — Jupiter’s Legacy and American Jesus. On the feature side, Netflix announced Empress and Huck — both […]

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Weekend box office: ‘Skyscraper’ crushed by ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’

‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ opens to $44.1 million in the U.S., while Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ only scales $25.5 million; ‘Eighth Grade’ passes with flying colors at the specialty box office. An animated Dracula and crew got the last laugh at the weekend box office, trumping Dwayne Johnson’s action pic Skyscraper in a major upset.

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The complicated legacy of ‘The Dark Knight’

“You’ve changed things. Forever,” the Joker says, leering at a caped crusader on the verge of defeat. It’s been ten years since The Dark Knight carved a crooked smile into the world of pop-culture. The film made Christopher Nolan a household name, redefined blockbuster movies, necessitated recognition of the artistry of big-budget filmmakers, and transformed […]

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Joss Whedon sci-fi drama ordered straight to series at HBO

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum has landed a straight-to-series order at HBO for Victorian drama The Nevers. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the drama landed at the premium cable network amid a competitive situation with multiple bidders, including streaming giant Netflix. An episode count and premiere date have not yet been determined. The Neversis described as an epic science […]

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‘RoboCop Returns’ will be directed by ‘District 9’ filmmaker Neill Blomkamp

RoboCop, the cyborg police officer who patrols the streets of Detroit, is returning to the big screen. Neill Blomkamp, who directed such tech-heavy movies such as District 9 and Chappie, has been set by MGM to direct what is being titled RoboCop Returns, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Evangeline Lilly on how she “challenged” herself to speak up on the ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ set

Fronting that step forward is Evangeline Lilly, who many know as the tough airplane-crash survivor Kate on ABC’s aughts cult TV hit Lost. Lilly doesn’t step out for just any role these days, having briefly retired from the industry, published a children’s book series, developed more writing projects and started a family since Lost ended. […]