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Jason Blum, Marlee Matlin, Jason Reitman Among 12 Newly Elected Film Academy Governors

The 54-person board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — comprised of three elected governors from each of the organization’s 17 branches and three “governors-at-large” appointed by the president — will look very different when it gathers next month than it did when it convened on Tuesday. Following elections held […]

Jason Blum, Blumhouse to Be Honored With American Cinematheque’s Power of Cinema Award

The American Cinematheque will honor Blumhouse and its founder and CEO Jason Blum with the 2022 Power of Cinema Award. The award will be presented at American Cinematheque’s annual benefit on Nov. 17, where Ryan Reynolds will be recognized with the 36th annual American Cinematheque Award. “Jason Blum and Blumhouse are ideal recipients of the […]

Blumhouse Names Universal Exec Abhijay Prakash as President

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse banner has a successor to Charles Layton as president. Abhijay Prakash will follow Layton, an 8-year Blumhouse veteran, in overseeing the running of the production outfit. Prakash served as president of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and before that was separately COO of DreamWorks Animation and Focus Features. Layton will become vice-chairman and […]

Olivia Holt, Kiernan Shipka, Julie Bowen, Randall Park Star in ‘Totally Killer’ Slasher Pic

Kiernan Shipka, Olivia Holt, Julie Bowen and Randall Park are toplining Totally Killer, a slasher comedy-horror pic from director Nahnatchka Khan and Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television. The film follows Jamie (Shipka), whose mom, Pam (Bowen), is terrorized by the resurgence of the Sweet Sixteen Killer — a masked maniac that slaughtered a group of […]

‘The Thing About Pam’ Team on Renee Zellweger’s Transformation, Current Crime Show Wave

For her first post-Oscar role, Renée Zellweger is making a major pivot from Judy Garland to Pam Hupp, the Missouri mother turned murderer whose story has been documented extensively by Dateline. In NBC’s The Thing About Pam, Zellweger brings the now-imprisoned woman’s story into the scripted space, transforming with heavy prosthetics and makeup, which, the […]

B.J. Novak’s ‘Vengeance’ to Hit Theaters in Late July

Focus Features announced Thursday it will open Blumhouse’s Vengeance in theaters on July 29, giving the film a prime summer berth. The darkly comic thriller marks the directorial debut of writer and star B.J. Novak (The Office). Vengeance is about Ben Manalowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas […]

‘Firestarter’ to Open Simultaneously in Theaters and on Peacock

Blumhouse and Universal’s new movie adaptation of Stephen King’s Firestarter will ignite simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock on May 13, 2022. Universal revealed the news on Wednesday. The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new era whereby Hollywood studios are collapsing theatrical windows. Stephen King’s 1980 book, which will be adapted by Scott Teems, […]

How ‘Halloween Kills’ Doesn’t Overkill the Michael Myers Unmasking

[This story contains spoilers to the ending of Halloween Kills.] Just as the trailer led fans to believe, Michael Myers is indeed unmasked for the audience in Halloween Kills — and the moment works because it is not excessive. In the film, which landed in theaters and on Peacock Friday, the seemingly unstoppable monster Michael […]

Jason Blum and David Gordon Green on ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ New Twist Ending

Once Halloween (2018) became the franchise’s highest-grossing chapter, producer Jason Blum and filmmaker David Gordon Green had the wind at their backs as they set out to complete a new trilogy. With the second installment, Halloween Kills, on the verge of a day-and-date release, the two collaborators are now looking back at the “impossible task” […]

‘Halloween Kills’ Team on Future of Film Series: “It’s Next Level, Which Fans of This Franchise Want and Need”

Halloween returned on Tuesday night for the premiere of the next installment in the classic Michael Myers saga: Halloween Kills.   Dressed for a full-fledged costume party, the cast and creators arrived at Hollywood’s landmark TCL Chinese Theater to celebrate the film’s debut — an occasion that was delayed a full year due to the pandemic.  […]

Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell to Star in Stephen King Adaptation ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’

Veteran actor Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell, who appeared in the It movies, will star in Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, an adaptation of a Stephen King short story being produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy. The announcement was made as part of the second annual BlumFest, which celebrates the many spooky projects from scaremaster […]

Tyler Perry, Jason Blum Team for Thriller ‘Help’

Tyler Perry and Jason Blum are teaming up for the first time. The prolific producers are launching the new feature thriller Help, the first major production between Tyler Perry Studios and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions. Alan McElroy, known as a writer and producer on Star Trek: Discovery and for penning the Wrong Turn horror films, will […]