James Marsden Circling Lead Role Of Stu Redman In ‘The Stand,’ CBS All Access Adaptation Of Stephen King Classic

James Marsden Lands Lead Role Of Stu Redman In ‘The Stand,’ CBS All Access Adaptation Of Stephen King Classic

Source: James Marsden Circling Lead Role Of Stu Redman In ‘The Stand,’ CBS All Access Adaptation Of Stephen King Classic

Rewrites, Infighting and No “Urgency”: Behind Sony’s Lackluster ‘Men in Black’ Relaunch

Director F. Gary Gray nearly exited as producer Walter Parkes attempted to remake the script on the fly while the studio tried to limit its own financial exposure. “The movie needed a greater reason to be,” says a Sony exec.

Source: Rewrites, Infighting and No “Urgency”: Behind Sony’s Lackluster ‘Men in Black’ Relaunch

China Censorship Crackdown Forces Shanghai Film Festival to Cancel Opening Screening

The official explanation for the shocking last-minute change was “technical reasons,” but industry insiders say the scheduled festival opener, Huayi Brothers’ $80 million war epic ‘The Eight Hundred,’ received sudden censorship complaints from Beijing.

Source: China Censorship Crackdown Forces Shanghai Film Festival to Cancel Opening Screening

Ron Howard Points Blame at ‘Star Wars’ Trolls for ‘Solo’ Bombing at the Box Office

Solo: A Star Wars Story was not the hit that Disney and Lucasfilm were expecting when it hit theaters last year, and Ron Howard thinks he knows why.

Source: Ron Howard Points Blame at ‘Star Wars’ Trolls for ‘Solo’ Bombing at the Box Office

Ridley Scott Still Planning Third ‘Alien’ Prequel — Can Franchise Survive ‘Covenant’ Box Office Bomb?

The worldwide gross for “Covenant” was $240 million, a sharp decline from the $403 million “Prometheus’” made.

Source: Ridley Scott Still Planning Third ‘Alien’ Prequel — Can Franchise Survive ‘Covenant’ Box Office Bomb?

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Breaks Silence On High-Profile Disney Firing, & What He Learned From The Career Crisis That Followed — Deadline Disruptors

After a very public Disney firing, director James Gunn leaned into the subsequent career crisis to learn lessons about how to be better.

Source: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Breaks Silence On High-Profile Disney Firing, & What He Learned From The Career Crisis That Followed — Deadline Disruptors