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‘Puss in Boots’ Filmmaker to Direct Smurfs Movie For Paramount and Nickelodeon (Exclusive)

Chris Miller, the Oscar-nominated helmer of 2011’s Puss in Boots, is set to direct Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation’s untitled Smurfs musical, which is slated for a Dec. 20, 2024 theatrical release. The studios plan to highlight the announcement this week at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France. Earlier this year, Paramount Animation […]

‘Mission: Impossible 7’: Apparent Trailer Leaks to Social Media

The first full trailer for the seventh installment in Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible franchise appears to have leaked to social media. Twitter was abuzz on Saturday afternoon after the apparent — and previously unreleased — Mission: Impossible 7 — Dead Reckoning, Part One trailer began to spread online. A trailer for the film was screened […]

No ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Party in Cannes? Blame the British Royals

When Top Gun: Maverick was first unveiled as being part of the Cannes 2022 lineup, alongside the spectacle of having arguably the biggest film star on the planet returning to the Croisette with his super-hyped blockbuster sequel, much talk was about the inevitable party that would follow. Would Paramount bring an aircraft carrier to the […]

Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Gets Title Reveal at CinemaCon

Paramount unveiled the first look at Tom Cruise’s upcoming mission as Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible franchise along with a title reveal: Mission: Impossible 7 — Dead Reckoning: Part 1.  The news was broken — by Cruise himself — during the studio’s CinemaCon presentation inside the Colosseum theater at Caesars Palace. But before that, […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Ties Val Kilmer’s “Iceman” Into New Story

The new trailer for the much anticipated Top Gun: Maverick dropped Tuesday, and beyond all the thrilling action, the preview shows how Val Kilmer’s “Iceman” will fit into the new story. Tom Cruise is back as the ultra-gifted but super cocky Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who is asked to train a new team at Top […]

Andrew Gumpert, Paramount Pictures COO, to Oversee Nickelodeon Studios

Andrew Gumpert has expanded his COO role from Paramount Pictures to include Nickelodeon Studios as both studios continue to move closer together. “As we continue to identify synergies and optimize the strengths of our business across theatrical, streaming and linear, leaning into the goal of future proofing our financials that I outlined for 2022, I […]

Stephanie Ito Returns to Paramount Pictures as Post Production Head

Stephanie Ito is returning to Paramount Pictures after stepping away from the studio as president of post production a year ago. “I am thrilled to announce that Stephanie Ito will be returning to Paramount Pictures to join our team as president, post production & innovation,” Lee Rosenthal, president of worldwide physical production for Paramount Pictures […]

Bleecker Street Names Kyle Davies as President of Distribution

Bleecker Street, led by CEO Andrew Karpen, has hired veteran distribution exec Kyle Davies as president of distribution. Davies will spearhead the indie outfit’s theatrical distribution efforts, including upcoming releases like the Infinite Storm with Naomi Watts; Montana Story, starring Haley Lu Richardson; and Emma Holly Jones’ Mr. Malcolm’s List, with Freida Pinto. “I couldn’t […]

Multiple ‘Smurfs’ Movies in the Works at Paramount, Nickelodeon

Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation are teaming with LAFIG Belgium and IMPS to produce multiple movies based on the Smurfs franchise. The first project from the new partnership banner is an animated musical film to start production this year ahead of a Dec. 20, 2024, release. Pam Brady (South Park, Team America) will write the first […]

‘Scream’ Sequel a Go From Spyglass and Paramount

Paramount and Spyglass are headed back to Woodsboro. A sixth installment of the Scream franchise has been greenlit, with the creative team from the successful 2022 film back in action. Once again, Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will direct, with James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick returning to pen the script. Production is slated […]

Lee Rosenthal Named President, Worldwide Physical Production at Paramount, Nickelodeon

Lee Rosenthal has been tapped to fill the new post of president, worldwide physical production at Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Studios as both studios continue to move closer together. “Physical production is an area where there is significant opportunity for alignment and optimization across Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Studios,” Brian Robbins, the newly named president […]

Paramount Lands Animated ‘Blazing Samurai’ Starring Mel Brooks, Michael Cera (Exclusive)

Paramount Animation has landed the animated feature Blazing Samurai, which has an A-list voice cast led by Michael Cera. The studio acquired the movie from GFM Animation for North America and other key international territories, setting a U.S. release of July 22, 2022. Along with Cera, the voice cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, […]