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J.J. Abrams, Warner Bros. Team for Adaptation of Stephen King Crime Novel 'Billy Summers'

It is unclear if Abrams, who hasn't directed a movie since 2019's 'Rise of Skywalker,' will helm the adaptation.

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‘Knock at the Cabin’ Star Ben Aldridge Talks His Big-Screen Breakout and the Relief of Not Shooting a Tragic Book Moment

For most moviegoers, M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin will serve as their introduction to Ben Aldridge, and what an introduction it is.  The English actor — who’s most known for his TV work including Pennyworth’s Thomas Wayne and Fleabag’s “Arsehole Guy” — also appeared in December’s well-reviewed but underseen Spoiler Alert, so Aldridge has been […]

J.J. Abrams, Warner Bros. Team for Adaptation of Stephen King Crime Novel ‘Billy Summers’

J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot banner have teamed up with Warner Bros. for the feature adaptation of Billy Summers, a very recent Stephen King novel that was published in 2021. Appian Way will also produce the project, which is being written by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. A year ago the project was in […]

6 Burning Questions About DC Studios’ New Slate

Hope. That’s the feeling most fans were left with following the announcement of Warner Bros. Discovery’s slate for the DCU (DC Universe). Following a decade of inner turmoil over what to do with their largest property, creative conflicts, a revolving door of leadership, the studio finally has a clear path forward with James Gunn and […]

‘Gladiator’ Sequel Lands 2024 Release Date

Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel has landed a 2024 release date. The action movie will hit theaters Nov. 22, 2024 via Paramount. The project is a follow-up to Scott’s best picture-winning 2000 feature, which followed Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), a former general who is forced into being a common gladiator under the rule of Commodus […]

‘The Flash’ Star Kiersey Clemons on James Gunn’s Rave Review, and Response to Ezra Miller Troubles: “Been Hard Watching That”

After months of negative headlines and heated online debate about the release of Warner Bros. The Flash due to title star Ezra Miller’s issues, legal and otherwise, DC Studios co-head James Gunn did his best to silence critics with a mic drop moment during Monday’s DC presentation. “I will say here that Flash is probably […]

‘The Flash’ Producer Michael Disco Joins AGBO as President of Film

Michael Disco, one of the producers of the upcoming DC movie, The Flash, has been named president of film of AGBO, the entertainment company founded by Anthony and Joe Russo. Per the company, Disco’s new role will see him overseeing the creative direction of the film department as AGBO, which bills itself as artist-led, continues […]

‘The Covenant’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Goes on Risky Rescue Mission in Guy Ritchie Thriller

Jake Gyllenhaal has unfinished business to resolve in the first trailer for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film The Covenant. The MGM military thriller, hitting theaters April 21, stars Gyllenhaal as Army Sergeant John Kinley, who is rescued during a tour in Afghanistan by his interpreter, played by Dar Salim. The footage shows Kinley grappling with […]

Daisy Ridley Talks Her Indie ‘Sometimes I Think About Dying,’ Producing and Her ‘Star Wars’ Future

After starring in the galaxy’s biggest movies, Daisy Ridley is now trying the indie scene on for size by way of Rachel Lambert’s Sometimes I Think About Dying. The quirky romantic drama recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and it chronicles the lonely and routine existence of Ridley’s Fran until Dave Merheje’s Robert arrives […]

Zach Cregger, BoulderLight, New Line Team for Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Companion’

Just days after winning a heated auction for the next feature project from Zach Cregger, New Line is quickly reteaming with the filmmaker behind last year’s surprise hit, Barbarian, for another genre project. The Warner Bros. arm has picked up Companion, a sci-fi thriller from Drew Hancock, who wrote the script and who will also […]

James Mangold in Talks to Tackle ‘Swamp Thing’ Movie for James Gunn, Peter Safran’s DC Studios

James Mangold may be trading in his whip for a trip to swamp country. Mangold, who has Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hitting theaters in May, is in early talks to be one of the first writer-directors to join James Gunn and Peter Safran’s roster of filmmakers at DC Studios. Mangold is in […]

‘Revenge of the Jedi’ Darth Vader Figure to Debut at Star Wars Celebration (Exclusive)

You think you’ve seen every iteration of Darth Vader in action figure form? Think again. Hasbro on Wednesday unveiled a new Vader figure that diehard fans will be able to get their gloves on only at this spring’s Star Wars Celebration, being held in London in April. Stylistically harkening to a past that never quite […]

James Gunn Blasts Past DC Leadership in Candid Comments

In the three months he’s been running DC Studios with Peter Safran, writer-director James Gunn has been unusually (and some would say refreshingly) candid for a Hollywood studio executive. His propensity to speak his mind was again on full display early this week when he and his partner, Peter Safran, briefed reporters on their ambitious […]

Misha Green to Make Directorial Debut With Jurnee Smollett Thriller ‘Sunflower’

Lovecraft Country creator Misha Green is set to make her feature directorial debut with Sunflower, a thriller for Lionsgate set to star Jurnee Smollett. Green will write and helm the film about two women struggling to escape from a deranged college professor who holds them hostage on a remote sunflower farm. Green and Craig Flores […]

New Green Lantern TV Show in the Works from James Gunn, Peter Safran to Replace Old Green Lantern Show

The Green Lantern TV series is dead. Long live the Green Lantern series. After years of development and redevelopment, an HBO Max series based on the DC superheroes from Greg Berlanti, the longtime steward of DC’s TV shows, has been scrapped. In its place, a new series is being developed, titled Lanterns, which is acting […]

‘Knock at the Cabin’ Star Dave Bautista on Hopes for His Legacy: “Whatever You Asked Him to Do He Could Do”

Dave Bautista is having a big year, with appearances over the past 12 months in several Marvel projects as well as a major role in Glass Onion. And now he stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin. Bautista, who said he never considered the upcoming film “a horror movie, it felt more like […]

DC Slate Unveiled: New Batman, Supergirl Movies, a Green Lantern TV Show, and More From James Gunn, Peter Safran

A new Batman movie without Robert Pattinson (but featuring Bruce Wayne’s murderous son). A Superman movie on the release schedule (mark your calendars for July 11, 2025). A Game of Thrones-style drama set on Wonder Woman’s home island of Themyscira (Amazonian palace intrigue). And an animated series already in production (Creature Commandos … wait, what?). […]