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‘Black’ Enlists Director Gerard McMurray for Studio 8, Warner Bros. Adaptation (Exclusive)

Filmmaker Gerard McMurray, who took audiences to the early days of The Purge franchise with The First Purge, is stepping into a whole new universe. The filmmaker will write and direct an adaptation of Black, the comic book that takes place in a universe in which only Black people possess superpowers. The adaptation of Black hails from […]

Jake Gyllenhaal, Director Sam Hargrave Team for Studio 8’s ‘Prophet’

Jake Gyllenhaal and Extraction filmmaker Sam Hargrave are teaming up for Studio 8’s Prophet, a period comic book adaptation. Gyllenhaal will star as John Prophet, a man conscripted by Germans near the end of World War II and subjected to scientific experiments that gave him superhuman strength. Hargrave will direct the film, which is based on Rob […]

PETA Calls for Boycott of ‘Alpha’ Over Animal Deaths Allegation

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling for a boycott of the film 'Alpha,' which hits theaters this weekend, over an allegation that animals were slaughtered and skinned during an Alberta shoot for use in the family adventure.

Studio 8’s ‘Alpha’ Secures China Release Date

Studio 8's epic adventure film 'Alpha' secures a lucrative China release date. The company's Chinese majority shareholder, Fosun Group, is expected to give the film an added marketing push in the Middle Kingdom.

Studio 8 to Adapt Children’s Adventure Novel ‘Gwambo and the Fairtown 6’ (Exclusive)

Logan and Noah Miller, who wrote the middle-grade book, also will adapt it for the big screen.

Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 Backer Fosun Suspends Trading After Chairman’s Disappearance

Guo Guangcheng, China's 17th richest man and a recent major Hollywood player, has suddenly disappeared, leading to speculation that he has been brought in on corruption charges.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Hero Kodi Smit-McPhee to Star in Studio 8’s First Movie

The Australian actor, who will play Nightcrawler in the upcoming outing of Fox's mutant franchise, is nearing a deal to topline the ice age-set film from director Albert Hughes.

Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 Launching TV Division With Katherine Pope (Exclusive)

Pope will exit her role at 20th Century Fox Television-based Chernin Entertainment to oversee the unit run by former Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group president.

Michael Wolff on Hollywood’s Disappearing Chinese Money

"They call it caution. We call it reneging," says one film executive as deals fall apart, Jeff Robinov's Fosun investment appears shaky, Wanda's intentions become clear and the fearful industry continues to line up (and ignore human rights).

Ang Lee to Direct ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ for TriStar and Studio 8

Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group, is partnering with Tom Rothman's TriStar and Film4 on the project

China 2014 in Review: Hollywood Strikes Deals, Alibaba Goes Public

The two biggest keywords for the Chinese film business in 2014 were "Alibaba" and "Transformers"

Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 to Remake Hong Kong Surveillance Thriller ‘Overheard’

The 2009 hit has spawned two sequels and was written by two of the three writers of 'Infernal Affairs'