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Train To Busan director Yeon Sang-ho collaborating with Leonardo DiCaprio’s studio on his first Hollywood project

Train To Busan director Yeon Sang-ho collaborating with Leonardo DiCaprio’s studio on his first Hollywood project

[ad_1] South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho, of Train To Busan fame, will take his talents to a larger stage soon. The 45-year-old has been tapped to write and direct his first Hollywood film: 35th Street. The action-horror will also reunite Yeon with writer Ryu Yong-jae, who has worked with him on the 2020 film Peninsula and the 2024 Netflix series Parasyte: The Grey. The film 35th Street will be produced by Appian Way Productions, a studio founded by Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Since its inception in 2001, Appian Way Productions has co-released numerous acclaimed titles including The Aviator, The Wolf Of Wall Street and Killers Of The Flower Moon. The filming of 35th Street is set to begin sometime in the second half of 2025. More details of the movie will be released at a later date. Released in 2016, Train To Busan centred around a group of passengers trapped in a train while fighting a horde of zombies. Praised for its emotional scenes, Train To Busan was a commercial success – earning over US$98 million (S$132 million) worldwide. The film led to two follow-up entries: Seoul Station …

VinFast offers access to over 2k movies through Sony RIDEVU

VinFast offers access to over 2k movies through Sony RIDEVU

[ad_1] Vietnamese EV automaker VinFast has announced it will be the world’s first automaker to offer its drivers access to Sony’s new RIDEVU in-car streaming service. VF 8 customers in the US will gain access to Sony’s library of over 2,000 movies with the opportunity to rent and purchase premium content. The VF 8 is young automaker VinFast’s ($VFS) flagship EV, hitting the US market two years ago as a 2023 model. Following some early software hiccups, VinFast has pushed forward to get more of its SUVs on US roads, pulling demand levers while expanding its stateside dealer network. We drove the VF 8 early on, and it was fine, but there were some clear bugs that needed to be sorted out. 2024 remains a pivotal year for the Vietnamese automaker as it looks to continue riding rising revenues and make up for missed delivery targets last year. One feature VinFast is utilizing to entice would-be US customers is entertainment. Today, VinFast announced the VF 8 will offer Sony’s new streaming service, RIDEVU – a …

Join HELLO! at Cannes Film Festival 2024 – get the details

Join HELLO! at Cannes Film Festival 2024 – get the details

[ad_1] It’s HELLO!’s TV and Film Editor Emmy here with some exciting news! Next week, my lovely colleague Isabelle and I are heading to la (Isa)belle Francais to live our French Rivieria dream at Europe’s most prestigious and starry Cannes Film Festival – and we couldn’t be more excited to share our journey with you along the way. So out of the way Emily in Paris, here comes Emmy in Cannes! What’s the Cannes plan? One of the most exciting things is that we’re not tied to a rigid schedule! We’re just going to immerse ourselves in all the glamour and fun of the festival and see what happens… However, I can reveal that on the already-confirmed list is a luxury yacht trip, several of the festival’s most glamorous soirees, and all-too-frequent promenading of the famous Promenade de la Croisette (I’d better pack those trainers!). © Francois DurandEva Longoria attends the Premiere of “Carol” during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2015 in Cannes, France Away from the A-list lifestyles, for the movie …

Runway’s LA film festival marked an inflection point for AI movies

Runway’s LA film festival marked an inflection point for AI movies

[ad_1] Join us in returning to NYC on June 5th to collaborate with executive leaders in exploring comprehensive methods for auditing AI models regarding bias, performance, and ethical compliance across diverse organizations. Find out how you can attend here. The 2nd Annual International AI Film Festival (AIFF), which took place in Downtown Los Angeles on May 1st, marked a pivotal moment for generative AI’s Hollywood integration.  The showcase, which was produced by New York City-headquartered generative AI video startup Runway, also included partnership support from the well-established Tribeca Film Festival and Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF).  More than 400 producers, animators, actors, and directors packed the invite-only premiere at the Orpheum Theater not in protest — but to fully embrace what their peers created with Runway’s AI models (Gen-1 and Gen-2) and other AI tools, as well as more traditional filmmaking techniques. The collective experience at times had the crowd gasping in awe — and it was clear this memorialized a pivotal moment in cinema.   “We got almost 300 submissions last year [for the festival]. …

John Malkovich Joins ‘The Fantastic Four’: See Everyone Else Who’s Been Cast

John Malkovich Joins ‘The Fantastic Four’: See Everyone Else Who’s Been Cast

[ad_1] Marvel has tapped another big Hollywood name for its universe! In May 2024, Deadline reported that John Malkovich is joining The Fantastic Four, days after ET confirmed that Black Bird star Paul Walter Hauser was also cast in the superhero team-up. No details about either role are currently available. A month prior, ET confirmed that Julia Garner is set to take on the role of the Silver Surfer in the upcoming film. According to Deadline, who first reported the news, Garner will play the comic book version of the character, Shalla-Bal. The news comes as the quartet of actors making up the iconic quartet was previously announced.  The titular foursome was announced in February 2024, after years of speculation about remaking the comic quartet’s live-action story on the big screen for the third time in less than 20 years. Pedro Pascal is set to star as Reed Richards, aka Mister Fantastic. Mission: Impossible and The Crown star Vanessa Kirby will play Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman. Stranger Things’ Joseph Quinn will play Sue’s brother, the wisecracking Johnny …

Why the Voices of Black Twitter Were Worth Saving

Why the Voices of Black Twitter Were Worth Saving

[ad_1] The fear was reasonable. It was a fear I also carried. Uncertainty about whether or not I should tell the story now, and whether or not it was right to air what many consider family secrets, crept into the back of my mind. But I knew this story deserved to be told. When I set out to chronicle Black Twitter in April 2021—charting its rise, power, and what I felt was its unquestionable cultural impact—I was, admittedly, attempting to define a community that defies easy definition. In truth, Black Twitter is more than a community. It is an ever-growing, always-evolving force that has influenced nearly every aspect of modern life. Black Twitter is the birthplace of all your favorite memes, hashtags, and trends. It is more than that, too: Black Twitter doesn’t simply make culture, it shapes society. From the history-setting presidency of Barack Obama to hashtags like #OscarsSoWhite, #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackLivesMatter, Black Twitter is both the extraordinary and the everyday. It is, as I wrote in 2021, all the things: news and analysis, …

Watch the ‘Planet of the Apes’ Movies on These Streaming Services

Watch the ‘Planet of the Apes’ Movies on These Streaming Services

[ad_1] Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters tomorrow. 20th Century Studios Catching Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes on the big screen this weekend? Why not commit to watching more films in the sci-fi franchise?  Though previous Planet of the Apes movies are available to rent digitally for less than $5, you may also have access to them through your existing subscriptions to streaming services. For example, the last film, 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes, is available on Hulu and Max. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is set three centuries after that flick and takes audiences on the journey of a young ape named Noa. The choices he makes “will define a future for apes and humans alike,” according to the film’s official synopsis.  Kingdom is the 10th film in the franchise and is directed by Wes Ball, who helmed the three Maze Runner movies. The film is set to hit theaters on Friday, May 10, and stars Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon and …

Whoopi Goldberg Says She Offered Pope Francis a Cameo in ‘Sister Act 3’

Whoopi Goldberg Says She Offered Pope Francis a Cameo in ‘Sister Act 3’

[ad_1] Whoopi Goldberg is looking to bring some holy presence to the highly anticipated third installment in the classic Sister Act franchise.  During an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 68-year-old star told host Jimmy Fallon that she’s set her sights on getting a cameo from Pope Francis in the upcoming threequel. Last October, Goldberg visited St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City and met Pope Francis, which she teased as groundwork for Sister Act 3. “Maybe, since you’re seeing everything, you’re figuring out what I’m doing here,” Goldberg said in an Instagram video, “but picture Sister Act and all the nuns standing here, waiting for the pope to come out. Maybe that’s going to happen in the new movie. You don’t know. You never know, but we are in Rome, and I am in Vatican City. What could I be doing? Why could I be here? We’ll find out.” On Wednesday, The View co-host told Fallon that she made the trip because she “wanted to thank” Francis.  “I’ve been trying to meet up with him for about 10 years. Every time I say, …

New Lord Of The Rings film The Hunt For Gollum to be first of two new movies set in Middle Earth | Ents & Arts News

New Lord Of The Rings film The Hunt For Gollum to be first of two new movies set in Middle Earth | Ents & Arts News

[ad_1] The team behind the Lord Of The Rings trilogy will work on two new films, Warner Bros has announced. Peter Jackson, the mastermind behind the epic Oscar-winning films released in 2001, 2002 and 2006, will produce the films alongside Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Andy Serkis, known for playing Gollum in the original trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novels set in the world of Middle Earth, will again star as the character and direct the first of the new movies, Lord Of The Rings: The Hunt For Gollum. In a statement sure to excite fans, Serkis used Gollum’s catchphrase, saying: “Yesssss, Precious.” He added: “The time has come once more to venture into the unknown with my dear friends, the extraordinary and incomparable guardians of Middle Earth – Peter, Fran and Philippa.” Image: Andy Serkis in 2004. Pic: Reuters The producing team “will be involved every step of the way” in the new venture, Warner Bros. Discovery’s CEO, David Zaslav, said. Warner Bros. had first announced in 2023 that it was planning a …

‘A Quiet Place: Day One’: New Trailer Takes Fans Back to the Terrifying Start

‘A Quiet Place: Day One’: New Trailer Takes Fans Back to the Terrifying Start

[ad_1] A Quiet Place: Day One is taking fans of the franchise back to the very first day of the alien invasion — the day the world went silent. A new trailer for the upcoming film was released on Thursday, showing more of Lupita Nyong’o‘s role in the prequel as Sam, a woman who becomes swept up in the violent madness as she runs for her life — both from the ravenous aliens who track their human prey based on sounds, and the masses of panic-stricken humans fighting to survive at any cost. The trailer opens with Sam and her cat embarking on a seemingly typical day in New York City, before the world flips upside down.  As chaos unfurls all around, she eventually connects with Joseph Quinn‘s Eric and the two make a plan to escape the city together.  Joseph Quinn as Eric and Lupita Nyong’o as Samira in A Quiet Place: Day One from Paramount Pictures. – Paramount Pictures “If we stay here, we die,” he warns her at one point.  “We’re on our own,” she whispers.  The trailer …