Says Raskin, “La Sombra is a powerful, emotionally resonate story about family set within a thrilling action movie. When I first read it, I loved it, and when Jason walked me through his ideas for how he would direct the movie I couldn’t say yes fast enough. We’re very excited about this project and see it as the start of a smart, elevated action franchise with big, international appeal.” … [Read more...] about ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Scribe Jason Keller To Make Feature Directorial Debut With ‘La Sombra’
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Universal’s Dolittle is still chatting away in its 3rd weekend, taking 3rd place on Saturday and also taking up the mantle of the highest-grossing 2020 release in the Middle Kingdom. Maoyan is showing a cume through today of $15.4M (RMB 107.3M). The Robert Downey Jr-starrer passed Spies In Disguise (RMB 103.4M/$14.95M) which, while officially a 2019 title, entered China on January 3. To be sure, in a normal year, the top movies would be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, but this is a hopeful sign that box office in the world’s second largest market is powering up for the future. … [Read more...] about ‘1917’ Leads China Weekend; Korea Has Yet Another Hit With ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ & ‘Greenland’ Makes Hay In France – International Box Office
Disney is expected to add in 20th Century Studios’ ticket sales to their year-end sum, but we have them broken out separately below. Together, both studios currently total $383.4M, and would be ranked second beating Universal. Call of the Wild repped 20th Century Studios’ first release of the year, while Onward was Disney’s. The latter studio’s money includes carryover cash from 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Frozen 2, while Fox includes Searchlight money from Jojo Rabbit, plus the big label’s 2019 carryovers Ford v. Ferrari and Spies in Disguise. … [Read more...] about Box Office Fades To Black As Coronavirus Shuts Down 4K North American Theaters Into May: Where The Studios Stand & What’s Next?
Related Story Key Paramount Film Exec Elizabeth Raposo Exits Studio: Read The Memo Godfrey, producer of the Twilight Saga series, The Fault In Our Stars, The Maze Runner, First Man and other hits in partnership with Temple Hill principle Marty Bowen, is a strong fit to return to that life. I wouldn’t be surprised if a reunion with Bowen is in the offing. The studio has numerous franchises, but has been shuffling its slate of late. The studio stepped in to distribute the Aaron Sorkin-directed The Trial of the Chicago 7, but recently stepped out of it with a deal just closed at Netflix. Paramount was also aboard for the Martin Scorsese-directed Killers of the Flower Moon with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, but Apple came in to become lead creative partner and financier of the $180M+ film, with Paramount releasing domestically. … [Read more...] about Emma Watts Named President, Motion Picture Group At Paramount