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J.T. Petty to Direct Thriller Produced by ‘Dark Knight’ Writer David S. Goyer

  • Variety
J.T. Petty is set to write and direct “Appetite,” a thriller produced by “Dark Knight” writer David S. Goyer and Keith Levine.

“Appetite” follows a mother who investigates her daughter’s disappearance leading to inexplicable and terrible consequences. Casting is currently underway, and the movie is expected to start filming in early 2020.

“J.T. has crafted a unique vision that completely upends the missing child genre in a fresh and unpredictable way,” said Goyer, who is producing through his company, Phantom Four. “We are excited to help him bring to life this truly original tale.”

Productivity Media will fully finance “Appetite.” Celsius Entertainment will sell foreign rights. CAA Media Finance arranged the film’s financing and will represent its domestic distribution rights.

Petty, known for working on video game franchises including “Splinter Cell” and “Outcast,” wrote the upcoming thriller “My Only Sunshine” starring Simon Pegg and J.K. Simmons.

Goyer co-wrote Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy,
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Mike Mignola, Zach Howard, and Dave Stewart Team Up for New Dark Horse Comics Miniseries Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: The Return Of Effie Kolb

  • DailyDead
The characters—both the good and the evil ones—that lurk within the "Mignolaverse" are an eclectic and restless bunch, and sometimes their personalties and persistence require more stories to be told. Such is the case with Tom Ferrell and Effie Kolb, who, after appearing in 2008's The Crooked Man, will make a comeback in Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb.

A two-issue miniseries making its debut on February 19th, 2020 from Dark Horse comics, Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb will bring together Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, artist Zach Howard, colorist Dave Stewart, and letterer Clem Robbins. We have the press release with additional details below, as well as a look at both versions of the first issue's cover art.

Press Release: Legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, acclaimed artist Zach Howard, award-winning colorist Dave Stewart, and
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Spanish Superstar Santiago Segura Signs First Look Deal with Viacom Intl. Studios

  • Variety
Madrid — Viacom International Studios (Vis) has reached an agreement with Spain’s biggest domestic box office draw, Santiago Segura, and his production company Bowfinger International Pictures.

The deal gives Vis first right of revision and preferential acquisition over any upcoming projects for film or TV to come from the company.

Segura first gained widespread recognition in Álex de la Iglesia’s 1995 black comedy cult hit “El día de la bestia,” (Day of the Beast), before staring in one of his country’s most popular cinematic franchises, the “Torrente” series of films. Outside of Spain he is best known for his cameos in Guillermo del Torro films such as “Blade II,” “Hellboy” and “Pacific Rim.”

Segura directed, produced and starred in all five “Torrente” films, with the first taking the title as Spain’s all-time biggest box office draw in 1998, only to later be topped by its 2001 sequel. More recently he
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‘Forever House’: ‘Hellboy’ Creator Mike Mignola Building A Spooky Dream Property

  • Deadline
‘Forever House’: ‘Hellboy’ Creator Mike Mignola Building A Spooky Dream Property
Exclusive: Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is partnering with Ben and Max Berkowitz of Not a Billionaire and Starburns Industries (Rick & Morty) to construct The Forever House, an eerie showcase described as a “high-concept anthology series inspired by international folklore.”

The live-action show will center on the title abode, a mysterious piece of un-real estate and a one-of-a-kind repository for otherworldly objects and international artifacts with dark histories. The logline: “Existing somewhere between reality and nightmares, The Forever House will encapsulate the feeling of an ancient tale told by the fire as we explore the disturbing and the macabre from the mind and sketchbook of Mike Mignola.”

Mignola is a superstar artist and IP creator in the comic book world thanks in large part to Hellboy, the hard-luck supernatural hero introduced in the pages of Dark Horse Comics in 1994. The pimento-colored Hellboy has been the title character of three theatrically released feature films,
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From Streams to Screams: 36 Bloodthirsty Vampire & Werewolf Movies You Can Stream This Halloween Season

  • DailyDead
Happy October, readers! I mean, I know it technically isn’t October quite yet, but let’s be honest: we’re all ready for Halloween, so it might as well be October already. One of my favorite things about this time of year is that it gives me a good excuse to watch as many horror movies as I can over the next 31 days.

These days, we have a variety of options to watch genre movies beyond our own home media collections, so over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a series of themed streaming lists that should undoubtedly scratch any sort of cinematic itch you might be having this Halloween. To get things started, here’s a look at all the vampire and werewolf-themed films you can find on various streaming platforms out there—some are free services (Vudu and Tubi TV), and some are paid services,
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Film News Roundup: Paul Feig Honored by National Association of Theatre Owners

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Film News Roundup: Paul Feig Honored by National Association of Theatre Owners
In today’s film news roundup, Paul Feig is honored by exhibitors, the American Film Market unveils its conference schedule, Luke Goss gets cast and “Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love” finds a home.

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The National Association of Theatre Owners has honored filmmaker Paul Feig with its second annual spirit of the industry award.

Feig was presented the honor on Monday night as part of Nato’s annual fall meetings at the Beverly Hilton, attended by more than 200 exhibitors.

“When it comes to believing in the full-on theatrical experience, and the magic that ensues when the lights go down in a darkened auditorium, Paul Feig has no equal,” noted Nato president and CEO John Fithian.

Feig’s new romantic comedy, “Last Christmas,” hits theaters on Nov. 8. The Universal film stars Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson, and was written by Thompson and playwright Bryony Kimmings.
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Nyla Media Group hires Cameron Mitchell as CEO

New hire previously founded, ran management company Curated By Media.

Louis Arriola’s Us-based entertainment producer Nyla Media Group, which is preparing to open a studio facility in Dominican Republic in 2020, has named Cameron Mitchell CEO.

Mitchell will oversee all aspects of operations at Nyla, including strategic planning, finance, business development, business affairs, creative, and production and marketing of Nyla content.

Prior to joining Nyla Media Group, Mitchell founded and ran management company Curated By Media. He previously worked for more than 10 years as an agent, and has worked for almost 20 years in entertainment, representing actors, directors, and writers such as Gabrielle Union and RZA,
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Guillermo del Toro says he’s “not a superhero guy” but still open to more comic book movies

Guilermo del Toro has certainly built up plenty of comic book experience over the years, with Blade II, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army on his C.V., not to mention several years of development on both an Incredible Hulk TV series and Justice League Dark movie, both of which ultimately failed to come to fruition.

Speaking to Comic Book, the filmmaker has discussed his interest in the genre, stating that he’s drawn more towards ‘monster’ characters and as such, has little interest in tackling a ‘traditional’ superhero movie as he’s simply “not a superhero guy.”

“Well, I co-wrote a whole screenplay on Justice League Dark for Warner Bros., so that’s your answer,” said del Toro when asked if he’s still keen to work on future comic book movies. “I love Deadman, I love Demon, I love Swamp Thing. Zatanna. That’s a universe, is one thing.
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Guillermo Del Toro Isn’t Interested In Superhero Films Unless There Are Monsters Involved: “I’m Always In Favor Of Monster Narratives”

There are filmmakers that seem to be perfect fits for modern superhero films, due to their obvious love of the genre and respect for the medium. And in the case of Guillermo del Toro, the filmmaker has already dipped his toes in superhero films…kind of. Yes, he directed “Blade II,” two “Hellboy” films, and was attached to “Justice League Dark.” But let’s be real, those are superhero films, in name only.

Continue reading Guillermo Del Toro Isn’t Interested In Superhero Films Unless There Are Monsters Involved: “I’m Always In Favor Of Monster Narratives” at The Playlist.
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Guillermo Del Toro to Immigrants in America: ‘Do Not Believe the Lies They Tell About Us’

  • Variety
Guillermo Del Toro to Immigrants in America: ‘Do Not Believe the Lies They Tell About Us’
Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro shared his proud heritage and acknowledged the state of the U.S. and its crack down on immigration in his speech accepting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While sharing important facts about his personality, he told the crowd another important facet of his life saying, “I’m a Mexican and I am an immigrant.”

The “Blade II” director specializing in fantasy is a native of Guadalajara, Mexico. After creating his first film”Cronos,” which went on to earn nine Ariel awards, del Toro went on to fill his robust portfolio with movies such as “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Shape of Water” and a list of others.

The director used his time on the famous sidewalk to call attention to American politics. “Right now, we are in a moment of great fear,” del Toro said. “Great fear and
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Guillermo Del Toro Gets His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame This August

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Guillermo Del Toro Gets His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame This August
Sometimes an Oscar for Best Picture just isn't enough to solidify one's place in the entertainment industry. Perhaps one of the most coveted honors to achieve is a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now, acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro can count himself among the 2,669 people to have earned such an honor.

Today, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly announced that film director Guillermo del Toro will be honored with the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Pst. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Line Store. Said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"Guillermo del Toro is a director with one of the most creative and vivid imaginations. He has his pulse on a realm of fantasy that has captivated and astounded audiences! The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
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Guillermo del Toro to be Celebrated with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

As a director, screenwriter, author, and artist, renaissance man Guillermo del Toro has created magical works of art both on and off the screen that will endure and inspire future generations. It's more than fitting, then, that the passionate Oscar-winning filmmaker is being presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 6th.

J.J. Abrams and Lana Del Rey will join President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Rana Ghadban, at the unveiling of del Toro's star, and fans will be able to watch the ceremony at www.walkoffame.com on August 6th at 11:30am Pst, just a couple of days before del Toro's latest project, Scary Stores to Tell in the Dark (directed by André Øvredal), haunts theaters. For more details, we have the official press release from the Hollywood Walk of Fame:

"The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that film
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Comic-Con 2019: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Panel Highlights Featuring Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal (Part One)

One of this writer’s most anticipated movies coming into 2019 was the big screen adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which was directed by André Øvredal and is being produced by Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (I just love writing that!). Ahead of its August 9th release, the film and its memorable characters were celebrated at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con where both del Toro and Øvredal were on hand to discuss their approach to bringing Alvin Schwartz’s timeless stories (with artwork by Stephen Gammell) to the big screen and give us some more insight into their collaborative relationship on the project.

Here are some highlights from the Sdcc Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark panel from last weekend, and be sure to check back here for the second part of our panel coverage, where we dig into the design process for the film’s iconic
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Wesley Snipes Says He's Fine With Blade Reboot Without Him

Rosie Fletcher Jul 24, 2019

Marvel's Blade, the half-vampire superhero, is being resurrected for the McU starring Mahershala Ali.

At San Diego Comic-Con Kevin Feige dropped the mother lode of movie announcements and one of the most thrilling for fans was the news that Blade, the daywalking Dhampir, would be resurrected as part of the McU, with two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the title role.

One person who reasonably might not have been thrilled, though, is Wesley Snipes, who played the character on screen in Blade (1998), Blade II (2002), and Blade: Trinity (2004), films which helped to cement Marvel's big screen superhero presence. The actor had been quite vocal about being up for returning to the role, something which fans had been generally on board with.

When anyone asks "Who could be the next Blade?" %uD83D%uDCA5%uD83D%uDC4B%uD83C%uDFFF you already know there's only one Blade fam!
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Wesley Snipes reacts to Marvel Studios' reboot of Blade with Mahershala Ali

  • JoBlo
Marvel Studios' panel at San Diego Comic-Con came with plenty of surprises, but the one which got me was the announcement of a Blade reboot which would star Mahershala Ali (True Detective), making the vampire hunter an official part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Wesley Snipes famously played the character in Blade, Blade II, and Blade Trinity, and his portrayal of the half-human/half-vampire…
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Wesley Snipes Congratulates ‘Talented’ Mahershala Ali on Being Cast as ‘Blade’

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Wesley Snipes Congratulates ‘Talented’ Mahershala Ali on Being Cast as ‘Blade’
Original “Blade” trilogy star Wesley Snipes has broken his silence and congratulated two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali on being cast as the vampire hunter in the reboot of the Marvel Studios franchise.

“To all the Daywalkers losing their minds right now, chillaaxx,” said Snipes in a statement to TheWrap. “Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s All Good. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’ Much peace to the McU crew — always a fan. Honor and respect to the grandmaster Stan. Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali, a beautiful and talented artist whose expressions I look forward to experiencing for many years to come. Inshallah, we will someday work together.”

“Most importantly to my loyal fans, the incredible outpouring of love is overwhelming. I am grateful for the never-ending support. So, ‘nah fret nah worry, it’s not de end of de story.’ Welcome to the Daywalker Klique,” added Snipes.
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Wesley Snipes Tells Upset 'Blade' Fans to "Chillaaxx" After Surprise Reboot Reveal

Wesley Snipes Tells Upset 'Blade' Fans to
Wesley Snipes has broken his silence after Marvel revealed over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con that the Blade franchise would be rebooted seemingly without him.

Mahershala Ali will play the vampire hunter — half-mortal and half-immortal with the mission of ridding the world of vampires.

Snipes was in the title role in the David S. Goyer franchise, which began with the 1998 original and was followed by two sequels, Blade II and Blade: Trinity, that have collectively grossed more than $400 million at the global box office.

Marvel fans credit the films with laying the groundwork for what ...
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Mahershala Ali Will Assume the Role of Blade the Vampire Hunter in Marvel's Upcoming Reboot

Marvel Studios representatives and stars unveiled a handful of upcoming projects at San Diego's Comic-Con on Saturday. From Natalie Portman becoming the first female Thor to Angelina Jolie starring in The Eternals, there's a ton to look forward to in the McU's fourth phase. Another exciting undertaking in the works is the Blade reboot, which is inspired by the Marvel comic book character of the same name. Although Marvel hasn't revealed if this is going to be a film or a series, we do know that Mahershala Ali is set to star as the title character.

Just announced in Hall H at #Sdcc, Marvel Studios' Blade with Mahershala Ali. pic.twitter.com/JPcrSqSerW

- Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 21, 2019

The Oscar-winning actor will replace Welsey Snipes, who starred in three of the Blade movies: 1998's Blade, 2002's Blade II, and 2004's Blade: Trinity. Created by writer Marv Wolfman, the character
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‘Blade’ Set for McU Phase Five, But Don’t Be Shocked by ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Debut

Marvel Studios dominated Comic-Con 2019 with the announcement of its Phase Four films and television event series, but no single bit of news broke the internet quite like the confirmation that two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe as vampire hunter Blade. The comic book character was famously played on the big screen by Wesley Snipes in “Blade” (1998), “Blade II” (2002), and “Blade: Trinity” (2004). Although Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed back in 2013 that movie rights to “Blade” had reverted from New Line Cinema to Marvel, the majority of McU fans had no idea the vampire slayer was ready to make his McU debut.

Following the big Marvel presentation at Comic-Con, Feige spoke briefly to Fandango about how Blade took shape in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the big reasons was Ali himself, who pitched himself for the character shortly after winning his second Oscar. Feige
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Marvel Is Making Blade Because of Mahershala Ali Says Kevin Feige

Last night, Marvel ended their epic Comic-Con panel with the announcement that Moonlight and True Detective season 3 star Mahershala Ali will be our new Eric Brooks in an all-new Blade movie. And now we have word from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on jut how Ali was cast as the Daywalker. It turns out Ali called up Marvel after winning Best Actor for his role in Green Book, and straight-up told the powers that be that he wanted to play Blade. Plain and simple. Feige says this.

"When Marhershala calls, you answer."

About this exciting news that arrived from Comic-Con last night? Works for me. Mahershala Ali looks like a perfect person to take over the role of Eric Brook Aka Blade to this here movie fan. After all, as mentioned above, Ali recently won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role opposite Viggo Mortensen in Peter Farrelly's Green Book.
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