Filming on Lionsgate's cinematic reboot-continuation of the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" franchise is about to get underway in Vancouver, and the four young new stars have been using their social media accounts to show off their training preparation for the film.
Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger), Becky G. (Yellow Ranger), RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger) and Ludi Lin (Black Ranger) all show off their prep, though Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger) hasn't been doing the same. The quintet will take on Elizabeth Banks who signed up last week to play Rita Repulsa. The new film opens March 24th 2017.
Last training session today! Massive shoutout and a huge thank you to the guys down @waimaclub Phil, Andrew and Graham. It's been an incredible journey and I've come so far in the last few months and still have so much to learn and space to grow. I feel honoured to have been trained by you guys, such an inspiration! Time to get cracking #redranger
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43rd Annie Awards
Pixar's "Inside Out" took the top honor of Best Animated Feature at 43rd Annie Awards on Saturday night, taking ten trophies in all including nods for the director, writers and actress Phyllis Smith.
"Boy and the World" took Best Independent Animated Feature, while "He Named Me Malala" scored a Best Animated Special Production and "World of Tomorrow" won Best Animated Short Subject. Other awards went to titles like "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas," "The Good Dinosaur" and the game "Evolve". [Source: Variety]
Paramount has acquired the rights to the Leonardo DiCaprio-led "Conquest" with Davis Entertainment producing. Plot details are under wraps. "The Revenant" co-writer Mark. L. Smith penned the script and John Davis will produce. [Source: The Wrap]
"Interstellar" cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema will reunite with Christopher Nolan for the latter's World War II action thriller "Dunkirk". Production is slated to begin in May and will use a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film.
Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh are slated to star and Hans Zimmer will compose the score for the project which deals with Operation Dynamo in which Allied troops evacuated from the French seaport in 1940. [Source: The Film Stage]
Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried are set to star in Dito Montiel's new dark comedy/drama "The Clapper". Said to have a tone akin to "The King of Comedy," the story follows a professional clapper for infomercials who gets plucked by a late night talk show host to be on his TV show.
The notoriety that his fifteen minutes of fame brings ends up costing him his job as well as a budding relationship with a girl who works at a gas station. Helms, Robin Schorr and Mike Falbo are producing. [Source: Deadline]
Sarah Michelle Gellar has reportedly been approached to reprise the role of Kathryn Merteuil, which she played in 1999's "Cruel Intentions," in the upcoming NBC sequel series based on the film.
NBC ordered the TV pilot last week with the film's original director Roger Kumble coming back to direct and pen the script with Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross. Whether Gellar accepts the role is uncertain but she is reportedly reading the script now.
The story picks up fifteen years on and follows Bash Casey, the son of Seabstian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) and Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon) who leaves behind his small-town Kansas upbringing for a scholarship at the prestigious academy in modern-day San Francisco.
Shades of Blue
After five episodes having aired, NBC has renewed Jennifer Lopez's rookie cop series "Shades of Blue" for a second season. Ray Liotta and Drea de Matteo also star in the show which has been averaging a 2.5 rating and 11.2 million viewers in Live+3 ratings.
No word on the episode count of the second season, though it's likely to match the thirteen of the first. The series will continue its first season through until April. [Source: The Live Feed]
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Marvel has released a brief new teaser for the upcoming second season of Netflix's "Daredevil" which goes live on the service on March 18th.
"Twilight" and "Thirteen" director Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to direct and executive produce the first two episode of USA Network's straight-to-series crime thriller "Eyewitness". Adapted from a Norwegian series, Adi Hasak is serving as showrunner on the series which begins production later this year.
The story centers on two innocent teenage boys who secretly witness a shooting in the forest and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the shooter, they remain silent but soon learn witnessing such a horrible event changes everything. [Source: The Live Feed]
Actor Yanic Truesdale has posted a behind-the-scenes photo taken on the set of Netflix's upcoming continuation of "Gilmore Girls" which is kicking off production. Truesdale played Michel Gerard in the series and the photo reunited him with his TV boss played by Lauren Graham.
Liza Weil has also been confirmed to be returning in the role of Paris Geller. There is no premiere date at this point for the "Gilmore Girls" revival which is said to consist of four 90-minute movies.February 6, 2016
"The Revenant" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the top honor at the Directors Guild of America awards.
This marks the second year in a row Inarritu won the DGA trophy following last year's "Birdman". Inarritu beat out Tom McCarthy ("Spotlight"), George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road"), Adam McKay ("The Big Short") and Ridley Scott ("The Martian") for the honor.
Another big winner was Alex Garland who took home the First-Time Feature Film Director honor for "Ex Machina" ahead of Joel Edgerton ("The Gift"), Laszlo Nemes ("Son of Saul"), Fernando Coimbra ("A Wolf at the Door") and Marielle Heller ("The Diary of a Teenage Girl"). Matthew Heineman won the documentary award for "Cartel Land".
On the TV side, David Nutter won the Directors Guild drama series award for the "Game of Thrones" episode "Mother's Mercy," Chris Addison won the comedy series award for the "Veep" episode "Election Night". Dee Rees won the Directors Guild TV movie-miniseries award for "Bessie," and Kenny Ortega won the children's award for "Descendants".
Park Chan-wook ("Oldboy," "Stoker") is looking to helm an adaptation of Project Itoh's 2007 novel "Genocidal Organ" for The Sean Daniel Company says Twitchfilm.
Set in a time when Sarajevo was obliterated by a homemade nuclear device, the story reflects a world inundated with genocide. An American named John Paul is responsible for all of this and an intelligence agent named Clavis Shepherd treks across the wasteland of the world to find him.
Sean Daniel ("Everybody Wants Some," "Ben-Hur") will produce. Manglobe was previous developing an anime adaptation to be written and directed by Shuko Murase, but that project was shelved indefinitely after the company went bankrupt.
"John Wick" and "Sicario" producers Thunder Road are assembling the action thriller "Smoke on the Water" which Basil Iwanyk and Kent Kubena will produce.
The script by Trey Callaway ("I Still Know What You Did Last Summer") and Rick Parks ("Ever After") deals with the worlds of offshore boat racing, high-tech open water drug trafficking and the so-called 'nautical narcotic highway' from Cuba to Key West.
The film has more of a "Fast and Furious" than "Sicario"-style tone of energetic and fun action, and will reportedly make good use of the still cinematically untapped world of Cuba as a filming location.
Thunder Road is currently developing "Gang Story" with Liam Neeson, "A Star is Born" with Bradley Cooper and "Splinter Cell" with Tom Hardy.
Source: The Tracking Board
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