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The Documentary-Only Theater Will Open in Chinatown New York on Sep 23rd

DCTV, one of the nation’s oldest and most honored media arts centers, will open its own nonprofit documentary cinema in New York Friday September 23, 2022. Years in the making and located in its beloved landmarked firehousebuilding in Chinatown, ‘Firehouse: DCTV’s Cinema for Documentary Film’ will feature first run films and curated programs. The theater…

“Star Trek 4” Loses Director Matt Shakman, But The Project Still Moving Forward

“WandaVision,” “Game of Thrones,” director Matt Shakman has officially dropped out of helming fourth installment of “Star Trek” franchise at Paramount Pictures due to his schedule conflicts, franchise that began in 2009’s “Star Trek” and Chris Pine has been playing the role of Captain James T. Kirk. The news follows right in the wake of…

Netflix Cancels ‘Resident Evil’ Series After One Season

Netflix has decided not to order a second season of its recent live-action horror series, Resident Evil, Deadline is reporting. The news comes a month-and-a-half after the show, which is loosely based on the popular video game franchise by Capcom, released its eight episodes on July 14. Resident Evil‘s cancellation was a bit expected, as…

Cohen Media Group Acquires HanWay Films

The London-based Cohen Media Group (CMG) announced on Thursday the acquisition of HanWay Films, the firm founded by Jeremy Thomas and that was co-owned by Peter Watson. CMG is led by real-estate mogul Charles Cohen, who has also acquired Landmark Theaters and Curzon, the UK cinema chain. Financial details of this week’s deal have not…

The Secret Screening of Batgirl Brought Up the Issue of the Arts Community

Batgirl won’t be gracing her appearance on silver screen nor getting online treatment on HBO Max, but a very selected group of people will have a chance to see the film during secret screenings on the Warner Bros. lot this week, the sources confirmed in The Hollywood Reporter. It said to be for people who worked…

Netflix Taps Francis Lawrence as Top BioShock Trooper

BioShock will be coming to the big screen, according to a today’s rapturous Twitter announcement by Netflix: “BioShock — our live-action feature film adaptation of the renowned video game franchise — will be directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Slumberland) from a script written by Michael Green (Logan, Blade…

Lin-Manuel Miranda Working On New Broadway Musical Based on Martin Scorsese’s ‘New York, New York’ Film

A new stage production loosely based on Martin Scorsese’s 1977 Golden Globe-nominated musical drama film, New York, New York, is set to debut on Broadway in March 2023. Tony and Olivier Award winner Susan Stroman will direct and choreograph the production, whose theater has not yet been announced, Deadline is reporting. The theatrical adaptation, which…

‘King Kong’ Live-Action Series In Development at Disney+

A live-action series about the origin of King Kong is in early development by Disney Branded Television. The upcoming show is set to stream on Disney+, Deadline is reporting. Deals have just closed for the drama, whose working title is simply King Kong, and will be produced by James Wan’s production company, Atomic Monster. The…

Jay Baruchel & Glenn Howerton Set For BLACKBERRY Film

Production has wrapped on BlackBerry, a feature chronicling the rise and catastrophic demise of the popular early 2000s smartphone company that preceded the release of the iPhone in 2007. The upcoming film’s s cast is led by Jay Baruchel and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton, Variety is reporting. BlackBerry was written and…

Owen Teague To Play Chief Primate in ‘Planet of the Apes’

Owen Teague will be playing the role of the leading primate in 20th Century’s forthcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which will be directed by Wes Ball. A release date has not yet been set, but production is expected to start in a few months. Teague was lauded for his role as a…

“Birds of Prey” Director Cathy Yan Tackles a Live-Action Adaption of Paprika

Cathy Yan (“Birds of Prey,” “Dead Pigs”) will executive produce and direct the live-action series “Paprika,” based on the Yasutaka Tsutsui novel of the same name, for Amazon Studios and Hivemind, according to Deadline. The original book is widely acknowledged as Yasutaka Tsutsui’s masterpiece which unites his surreal, quirky imagination with a mind-bending narrative about…