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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Movie Finds Its Lilo

Maia Kealoha joins Zach Galifianakis in the remake of Disney's cult 2002 animated movie.

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Movie Finds Its Lilo

Disney has found its Lilo. Newcomer Maia Kealoha has been cast in Disney’s live-action Lilo & Stitch, a remake of its cult 2002 animated movie, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Dean Fleischer Camp, the filmmaker behind indie darling and best animated feature Oscar nominee Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, is directing the feature that is intended to […]

‘Fantastic Four’ Movie Gets New Writer With ‘Avatar 2’ Scribe Josh Friedman (Exclusive)

Marvel’s first family is getting a rewrite. Josh Friedman, who worked on Avatar: The Way of Water and developed Snowpiercer as a TNT television series, has been tapped to write the script for Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four. Matt Shakman, who was the key director behind Marvel series WandaVision, is on board to helm the feature […]

‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Filmmakers Talk the ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Reunion and That A-List Cameo

[This story contains spoilers for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.] If 2023 is any indication, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves filmmakers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley have leveled up.  The writing-and-directing duo’s fantasy adventure film, which is based on the beloved tabletop role-playing game, has been met with rave reviews from critics […]

Box Office: ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Starts Off With Strong $5.6M in Previews

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has taken its first turn at the box office. The new Paramount and eOne movie grossed a strong $5.6 million in previews this week, including $4.1 million in Thursday evening shows and the rest from special screenings earlier in the week. The adventure epic expands into a total of […]

‘Kill Boksoon’ Filmmaker Talks Netflix Action Thriller With Shades of Female ‘John Wick’

Director Byun Sung-hyun was baffled when he first learned that his feature film Kill Boksoon would be invited to the Berlin International Film Festival last month.  “I didn’t expect it at all,” he said at a press conference for Kill Boksoon held in Seoul earlier this month. “I thought Kill Bok-soon was not the type […]

Box Office Preview: New ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Movie Takes on ‘John Wick 4’

This weekend’s box office race sees Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves taking on John Wick: Chapter 4 in what’s bound to be an interesting contest. Directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Dungeons & Dragons is based on Hasbro’s influential role-playing game and features a star-packed cast led by Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, […]

Ben Affleck Reveals Details Around Wonder Woman’s Cameo in ‘The Flash’

If you don’t want any spoilers about The Flash, stop reading now. Alas, the usually media-savvy Ben Affleck has dropped a clanger by revealing details about a certain key DC character cameo in Andy Muschietti’s upcoming The Flash. Affleck, who is currently on a press tour to promote his film Air: Courting a Legend, appeared […]

‘Terra Mystica’ Board Game Adaptation in the Works at Cobalt Knight

Popular strategy board game Terra Mystica is set for a screen adaptation by Cobalt Knight, the production company co-founded by Christopher Kaminski and Christopher Knox. Cobalt Knight nabbed the screen adaptation rights to the Terra Mystica universe, which includes a sequel, Gaia Project. Both board game titles were designed by Jens Drögemüller and Helge Ostertag […]

‘Evil Dead Rise’ Filmmaker Lee Cronin Tackling Horror Thriller ‘Thaw’ for New Line (Exclusive)

Lee Cronin, director of New Line’s upcoming Evil Dead Rise, is reuniting with the studio to direct the original horror feature Thaw. Cronin, who is riding high from Rise’s rapturous reception at this year’s SXSW, will also rewrite the current draft. Van Toffler and David Gale of Gunpowder & Sky, as well as Adam Goldworm of Aperture, […]

Hot Horror Package ‘He’ll Come Knocking’ Lands at Paramount (Exclusive)

Paramount, the studio whose Scream VI is currently scaring up the box office, continues to bet on horror, picking up spec package He’ll Come Knocking. Patrick Brice, who last directed the thriller There’s Someone Inside Your House, is on board to direct the feature project, which is written by Jordan Goldberg and Alex Paraskevas. Marty […]

Victoria Alonso Clashed With Marvel Over Blurring Gay Pride References in ‘Ant-Man 3’ for Kuwait (Exclusive)

The intrigue over Victoria Alonso’s abrupt exit from Marvel continues. On March 24, THR exclusively reported that Disney fired Alonso for breach of contract, due to her work on the Oscar-nominated feature Argentina, 1985, which was made by Amazon. Last week, Disney indicated the dismissal was due to “an indisputable breach of contract and a […]

‘Deadpool 3’ Adds ‘Succession’ Actor Matthew Macfadyen

Matthew Macfadyen is going from one dysfunctional family to another, with the Succession star in talks to join Ryan Reynolds in the third Deadpool movie. The film stars Reynolds as Deadpool, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and The Crown‘s Emma Corrin in a villain role. Macfadyen’s role is unknown, but the feature was searching for a […]

‘Trolls Band Together’ to Get Thanksgiving Release

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have set a Thanksgiving release date for Trolls Band Together, the latest chapter in the Trolls franchise. The threequel will hit theaters on Nov. 17, 2023, as Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return as the voices of Queen Poppy and Branch, now officially a couple. They’re on a mission to save one Troll Village’s […]

‘John Wick 5’ Back on the Table After Box Office Blowup

[The following story contains spoilers for John Wick: Chapter 4.] Yeah, Lionsgate is thinking John Wick is back. John Wick: Chapter 4 had widely been expected to be the final installment in the main action franchise, but a fifth film is back on the table after the latest movie’s astonishing opening at the global box […]

‘Sunset Empire’ Imagines Unexpected First Job for Steven Spielberg

A year ago, Beat the Devils author Josh Weiss introduced the world to Morris Baker, an L.A. police detective living in an alternate history 1950s in which Joseph McCarthy was president. All sorts of things are worse under McCarthy, with hatred and paranoia at the forefront of America. Now the book has spawned a sequel […]

‘Indiana Jones 5’ Expected to Debut at Cannes

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is eyeing a premiere at Cannes festival, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The French fest runs May 16-27, with Dial of Destiny eying a day two or day three debut. It is a homecoming of sorts for the pulpy hero. Fifteen years ago, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom […]