First Photo of Keanu Reeves in the Sci-Fi Movie REPLICAS and He’s Bringing Footage to NYCC

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Keanu Reeves has his fair share of successful Sci-Fi films like The Matrix, The Day The Earth Stood Still, and Johnny Mnemonic among others. Now he's making his return to the genre and bringing the project to New York Comic Con.

Reeves will bring the first footage from his sci-fi feature Replicas to the convention next month. Thanks to THR we have our first photo of Reeves in the film.

Reeves stars in the movie as scientist who becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing his family back to life with cutting edge cloning technology after they all tragically die in a car crash. Alice Eve also stars as Reeves' wife, with Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch also among the cast.

The movie's director Jeffrey Nachmanoff and producer Stephen Hamel will also attend the NYCC panel.

New York Comic Con runs Oct. 5-8.

NEW MUTANTS and DEADPOOL 2 Have Reportedly Wrapped Production

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It looks as if both Deadpool 2 and New Mutants have wrapped production ahead of their 2019 releases. Deadpool 2 will introduce mutants like Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beetz) while New Mutants will introduce audiences to a group of teen mutants, such as Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Blu Hunt as Dani Moonstar, and Henry Zaga as Sunspotboth will hit theaters next year.

Thanks to Ryan Reynolds and his social media accounts and the fact that Deadpool 2 shot a number of outdoor scenes this summer, we’ve had plenty of behind-the-scenes looks into the filming of the movie. But on the other side of the spectrum, we haven't seen anything from New Mutants despite that it was filming at the same time. This could mean that most of the movie was shot in a studio allowing Fox to more tightly control what’s been revealed. Now, it looks like all of that could change.

Deadline reported that both Deadpool 2 and New Mutants have wrapped filming, both movies have had short production schedules, giving them more than enough time to handle post-production before they arrive in theaters next year.

This could mean that we might start to see and hear more about these movies with upcoming marketing campaigns. For director David Leitch's Deadpool 2, we do know a lot, but we still don't know about things like a synopsis, news on the villain. 

Director Josh Boone's New Mutants, has a spring release date, so in the coming weeks, it is very likely that we may get images of the cast in costume and possibly a teaser. Many people think New York Comic Con next month may serve as the perfect venue to unveil teasers for both films. 

WIND RIVER is One Thrilling Murder Mystery – One Minute Movie Review

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In one of his best performances since The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner stars in Wind River.  Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War) teams up with Renner as an FBI agent hunting for the killer of a Native American teenager.

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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The Police Get Involved After an IT-Inspired Balloon Prank Terrorizes a Pennsylvania Town

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Someone, or SOMETHING, is tying red balloons to sewer grates all over the small Pennsylvania town of Lititz and the police don't like that they are being called to remove them.

The Lititz police department on Tuesday posted photos on their facebook page showing a series of red balloons tied to a pair of sewer grates.

As we know, the red balloon is the calling card of Pennywise, the child-eating, sewer-dwelling clown from Stephen King's horror novel It. The highly anticipated theatrical version of that book opens in theaters this Friday.

The Lititz police department writes they appreciate the prankster's creativity but officers were "completely terrified" while removing the balloons and want the jokester to stop spreading the prank all over town.

In addition to asking the person responsible to stop, police also suggest people watch the IT trailers with all the lights turned on and the volume turned low.

They cleverly end their post with a famous line from the book: "You'll float too."

Are JUSTICE LEAGUE Re-Shoots Are Still Going On, or Are Amazons Going to Appear in AQUAMAN?

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Justice League is only two months away from release, but it's unclear if production has officially wrapped or if the re-shoots director Joss Whedon has been shooting are still going on. If re-shoots are finished with Justice League then it means Wonder Woman's world may make an appearance in Aquaman.

Swedish kickboxer/MMA fighter Madeleine Vall Beijner was one of many people cast to play an Amazon, the people that populate Wonder Woman's home, Themyscira. On her Instagram account, she announced that she is going back to Italy to film scenes in Themyscira with fellow cast mates in less than 3 weeks. If you consider that time frame, plus recent reports that Whedon is increasing Diana Prince's role in Justice League, it seems like it could be a reshoot for Justice League.

In less than three weeks I will be reunited with these badass amazon warriors again!! 👊🏼⚔️ Also, in Themiscyra (Italy) at the same location where we were shooting the movie #WONDERWOMAN.🎥🌴 Can't wait to go back! Can't wait to see you guys @hayleyjanewarnes @harijamespt !! ❤️❤️ #wonderwomanmovie #amazon #warrior #queensguard #antiope #crew #soldier #general #captain #themiscyra #italy #warnerbros #training #stuntactor #stunt #horseriding #fighter ✈️

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It is also possible that this post has nothing to do with Justice League reshoots. Beijner could also have been referring to filming on James Wan’s Aquaman, as Wan posted on Instagram a few months ago that he was seen scouting a location in Southern Italy, near where Wonder Woman filmed its Amazon sequences.

Hanging on a boat. What a gorgeous, picturesque location. Maybe for a movie of high sea-adventures?? 🐠 #amalficoast

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Since all these movies will essentially cross over, it seems pretty likely that there’s a scene in Aquaman in which an Atlantean meets up with the Amazons? What do you guys think?

Apple and Amazon Are Trying to Get The Film Rights To JAMES BOND

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Warner Bros. remains in the lead to land film distribution rights to the 007 franchise. The franchise's deal with Sony expired following 2015’s Spectre, and now a couple of new competitors have emerged that also are in hot pursuit: Apple and Amazon 

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that both tech giants are willing to spend as much as Warner Bros., if not much more, for the rights. MGM has been looking for a distributor for more than two years, and Sony, Universal, and Fox have all been chasing the opportunity, those pushing hardest right now are Warners and Sony.

Now that Apple and Amazon have jumped into the chase it would seem that way more is on the table than just film rights, including the future of the franchise if MGM will sell or license out for the right price.

Sources tell THR, that Apple executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht are leading the charge on Apple’s behalf. This would suggest that Apple is interested "in cutting a larger rights deal or acquiring full ownership to exploit Bond’s largely unmined TV potential. Valuation of the franchise may be anywhere between $2 billion and $5 billion, says an insider."

“In the world of Lucasfilm and Marvel, Bond feels really underdeveloped,” says someone familiar with the bidding process. Sources say that, along with the tech giants, Chinese companies could come in from the cold to pursue not just movie rights but massive licensing rights that could push deals into the billions of dollars.

Even if Apple and Amazon don't end up with the rights, this move is already shaking up the movie business. 

New look at Supreme Leader Snoke from STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

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Thanks to Topps Star Wars Card Trader we're getting our first look at Supreme Leader Snoke. Topps released this new card from Star Wars: The Last Jedi featuring Snoke. Remember this is officially our first real look at the evil-doer from the new trilogy and not in hologram or toy form.

There's so much that we don't know about this character, but we know he'll be flying around in a huge 37-mile-long starship called The Supremacy. Director Rian Johnson also recently talked about the character saying that he wasn't "interested in explaining where he came from or telling his history, except where it serves this story." So don't expect to have all your questins answered about the c=villain in this next Star Wars film. 

What do you guys think? Is Snoke as menacing or scary as he appeared to be in The Force Awakens

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Billy Magnussen Cast in Disney’s Live-Action ALADDIN as a Character Not Seen in 1992 Animated Film

Guy Ritchie's live-action Disney movie based on the popular 1992 animated film, Aladdin has added a new cast member. Billy Magnussen (The People v. O.J. Simpson) will play a character created for the live-action musical that is not in the original animated film.

He joins Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad, who is set to play the original character Mara, a handmaiden and friend to Jasmine. They join Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) who will play Princess Jasmine, with Marwan Kenzari portraying the villain Jafar and Will Smith playing Genie.

Magnussen has some experience in a Disney movie. The Tony nominee played Rapunzel's prince in Disney's Into the Woods.

As of yet, no release date has been formally announced by Disney.

Source: THR

George Lucas Has Always Wanted to Direct The Last STAR WARS Sequel

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Now that Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing Star Wars: Episode IX there is lots of speculation about who could take over, Rian Johnson, J.J. Abrams, Ava DuVernay? One name that not too many people are talking about said decades ago that he would gladly do it: George Lucas.

A long time ago, in 1977, only months after the first Star Wars exploded in theaters, Lucas spoke to Rolling Stone magazine and said the following:

"I think the sequels will be much, much better. What I want to do is direct the last sequel. I could do the first one and the last one and let everyone else do the ones in between."

Back then, Lucas was obviously referring to what would become Return of the Jedi, a film he ended up not even directing. But he did, make three more Star Wars movies after that, only they took place before the original three. He has also said since then that he’s retired from directing these kinds of movies, and hasn’t really been a fan of what’s happened. So truthfully, this is just a fun coincidence. 

George Lucas does care enough about Star Wars that he often talks to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about the franchise. They haven't done much, if anything he's suggested, but maybe Lucasfilm, would consider tapping the grand master of all things Star Wars to wrap up this latest trilogy? It's not likely going to happen, but it's interesting to think about.

Also, it's obvious, since the Disney takeover, there is no way Star Wars: Episode IX is going to be “the last sequel.” 

Source: iO9

Frank Grillo Gets Behind the Wheel in New Trailer for Netflix’s WHEELMAN

We've seen Frank Grillo kick ass in Marvel movies and in The Purge franchise, now he'll be getting behind the wheel and kicking ass once again in Netflix's original action film Wheelman.   

Grillo stars as a getaway driver forced into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the race is on to figure out who double-crossed him and the only person he can trust… his fourteen-year-old daughter. 

The movie also stars Garrett Dillahunt and Caitlin Carmichael.

Wheelman will be available for streaming on October 20. It was written and directed by Jeremy Rush. Grillo, Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) serve as producers. 

Here's the trailer: