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‘Final Destination 6’ Finds Its Directors in ‘Freaks’ Filmmakers (Exclusive)

You can’t cheat death, but this directing duo is sure going to try. Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein, the filmmaking team known for their 2018 sci-fi thriller Freaks, have nabbed the coveted gig of directing Final Destination 6, the relaunch of the New Line’s Grand Guignol horror franchise. Craig Perry, the original franchise producer, […]

Jude Law to Star in Jon Watts’ ‘Star Wars’ Series

Jude Law is heading to the galaxy far, far away. The actor will star in Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, the series that is being developed by Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts and writer Christopher Ford, the writer of Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming. The announcement was made at Star Wars Celebration, which also saw Watts’ series, which […]

‘Spider-Man’ Director Jon Watts to Helm Coming-of-Age ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ Series

Jon Watts is traveling to a galaxy far, far away. The Spider-Man trilogy director has created and will helm a new Star Wars series for Disney+, Vanity Fair reported in a Tuesday cover story about the sci-fi franchise’s upcoming offerings on the small screen. Still mostly under wraps, Watts’ series — “code name: Grammar Rodeo, […]

Director Jon Watts Exits Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’

Jon Watts will no longer be directing the upcoming Fantastic Four film. Watts, who helmed the massively successful Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Spider-Man: No Way Home for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, has withdrawn from the Marvel Cinematic Universe project. “Making three Spider-Man films was an incredible and life-changing experience for me. […]

‘Spider-Man’ Director Jon Watts to Produce ‘Final Destination’ Relaunch for New Line, HBO Max

Jon Watts is courting death and hoping to get away with it. The director behind the record-breaking Spider-Man: No Way Home, has joined the creative team behind New Line’s relaunch of its Grand Guignol horror franchise Final Destination. Watts has boarded the project, titled simply Final Destination 6, as a producer. He also wrote the […]

Tom Holland Had to Talk Down Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Over Anxiety Ruining Takes

Jake Gyllenhaal was initially super-rattled by playing Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio, in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The Oscar-nominated actor told Howard Stern this week that he felt so overwhelmed on the first day of the Marvel production, he was dropping lines — a rarity for the stage and screen veteran. “It’s hard, man,” Gyllenhaal told […]

Apple Lands Jon Watts Thriller Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt

Apple Original Films has won the Hollywood bidding war for Jon Watts’ thriller starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Watts will write, direct and produce the thriller. Clooney and Pitt will star and produce via their respective production labels, Smokehouse Pictures and Plan B Entertainment. The project will center on two lone wolf fixers assigned to […]

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jon Watts Movie Package Sends Studios, Streamers Into Bidding War (Exclusive)

As the week heads to a close, one of the biggest bidding wars of the year has engulfed Hollywood. Sony, Lionsgate, Apple and Netflix are all vying for a movie package that has George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts attached. Amazon, Annapurna, Universal, MGM and Warner Bros. are also said to […]