Month: June 2018

Laika’s ‘Missing Link,’ Featuring All-Star Cast Led By Hugh Jackman, Hits Theaters in April 2019 [Updated]

By Hoai-Tran Bui June 28, 2018 Update 6/28/2018: Today, Laika announced that Missing Link will be released in theaters by U.S. distributor Annapurna Pictures on Friday, April 19, 2019. Our original article from May 8 follows: Laika, the critically acclaimed animation studio behind hits like Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings, has announced the release date for its …

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Exclusive: Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo to Star in Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ Remake From Joe Lynch

By Jeff Sneider June 21, 2018 Anthony Mackie is nearing a deal to star in Point Blank, a new Netflix movie that will reunite him with his fellow MCU co-star Frank Grillo, multiple sources tell Collider. Joe Lynch (Mayhem) is directing from a script by Adam G. Simon (Man Down), and Joe Carnahan is producing with Grillo via their War Party banner, along …

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LaToya Morgan Re-Ups Overall Deal With AMC, Will Oversee Inclusion Initiative

By Denise Petski and Nellie Andreeva June 21, 2018 Into the Badlands co-executive producer LaToya Morgan in staying in the AMC fold, signing a new, multi-year overall deal with the network. Under the pact, Morgan will develop new series. In addition, she will oversee an inclusion initiative for AMC, in which she will supervise and mentor diverse emerging writers for …

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Stephen Chow, Pearl Studio Developing ‘The Monkey King’

By AWN Staff Editor June 15, 2018 ANNECY, FRANCE — Stephen Chow, one of Asia’s most successful filmmakers and stars, is developing one of China’s most mythical, mystical and mischievous superheroes as an epic animated adventure for a global audience as Pearl Studio’s The Monkey King takes a big step forward. Chow’s involvement in the animated adventure was revealed …

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Annecy: Director Stephen Chow Set to Develop Pearl Studio’s ‘The Monkey King’

By Rhonda Richford June 14, 2018 Kung Fu Hustle director Stephen Chow is set to develop an animated take on The Monkey King, based on the mythical Chinese tale, for Pearl Studios, it was announced Wednesday at the Annecy Animation Festival in France. “It’s one of China’s most enduringly popular heroes of all time. Every child in China …

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