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‘Hunger Games’ Director Says He “Totally Regrets” Splitting ‘Mockingjay’ Into Two…

Francis Lawrence said he "realized it was frustrating" for fans to have to wait a year between each movie.

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‘Hunger Games’ Director Says He “Totally Regrets” Splitting ‘Mockingjay’ Into Two Films

Hunger Games: Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence said that he now understands the mixed reactions to the final book being divided into two films. During an interview with People magazine, published online Friday, the filmmaker admitted that if he had to redo the Jennifer Lawrence-led films, he wouldn’t split Mockingjay into two separate parts. “I totally […]

‘Reptile’ Filmmaker Grant Singer Breaks Down the Ending of His Netflix Chart-Topper

[This story contains spoilers for Reptile.] In the two weeks since its release, Grant Singer’s Reptile has remained atop Netflix’s own film charts with 19.9 million views and counting. The Benicio Del Toro-led crime thriller is Singer’s feature directorial debut after nearly a decade of making inventive music videos for the likes of The Weeknd, […]

Diablo Cody’s ‘Lisa Frankenstein’ Gets First Look, Launch Date

Lisa Frankenstein, the Focus Features horror comedy from Oscar-winning scribe Diablo Cody, is set to hit theaters Feb. 9, 2024, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The film, about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, is helmed by Zelda Williams in her feature directorial debut. In a first look released by Focus, Lisa Frankenstein […]

Rob Liefeld Teams with ‘Deadpool’ Stunt Coordinator for ‘Bloodstrike’ Proof of Concept Trailer

Comic book creator Rob Liefeld is getting a boost from a member of the Deadpool movie family for his latest project. Liefeld has teamed with Phillip J. Silvera, who served as a stunt coordinator on 2016’s Deadpool, for a proof-of-concept trailer for Bloodstrike. Liefeld is best known for creating Marvel characters such as Deadpool and […]

John Romita Jr., David Finch, Glenn Fabry and Philip Tan on the Guest List for Lake Como Comic Art Festival (Exclusive)

Comic illustrators Glenn Fabry, David Finch, John Romita Jr. and Philip Tan are among the bold-faced guests that will be hosted at 2024 edition of Lake Como Comic Arts Festival, the unique convention that focuses on comic artists. Artists Bill Sienkiewicz, Jordi Bernet, Frank Cho, Juanjo Guarnido, Tula Lotay, Bill Morrison, David Petersen and Charles […]

Keith Giffen, Comic Book Writer-Artist Behind Lobo, Blue Beetle and Rocket Raccoon, Dies at 70

Keith Giffen, the longtime comics author and artist who co-created popular characters such as DC’s Lobo and the Jamie Reyes version of the Blue Beetle as well as Marvel’s Rocket Raccoon, has died. He was 70. His family announced his death Wednesday on Facebook via a sardonic post pre-written by Giffen: “I told them I […]

‘Saw X’ Director Kevin Greutert on Making the Franchise’s First Critically Acclaimed Film

[This story contains spoilers for Saw X.] If anyone deserved to be at the helm of the Saw franchise’s first critically acclaimed film, it’s Saw X director Kevin Greutert. The editor-turned-director has been credited on every single Saw film, be it as an editor, director or executive producer, beginning with James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s […]

Tom Hardy Teams With Writer Scott Snyder for Futuristic Comic ‘Arcbound’ (Exclusive)

After playing Venom and Bane, Tom Hardy is diving into the comic book world as a creative force. The actor has teamed up with star writer Scott Snyder, known for Batman and Justice League, for the upcoming comic title Arcbound. Hardy has taken on the title of creative collaborator, with the actor focusing on character […]

‘Daredevil’ Hits Reset Button as Marvel Overhauls Its TV Business

It didn’t take long to see the problem after Marvel Studios’ Daredevil: Born Again paused production in mid-June during the writers strike. Fewer than half of the series’ 18 episodes had been shot, but it was enough for Marvel executives, including chief Kevin Feige, to review the footage and come away with a clear-eyed assessment: […]

Meet ‘Loki’ EP Kevin R. Wright, Former Marine Turned Marvel Producer

Hollywood success stories often have a lot of overlap, but not in the case of Loki executive producer Kevin R. Wright. The Philadelphia native postponed his film school dreams to enlist in the Marine Corps just a few months before 9/11, and he ended up serving as a combat correspondent for four years. From there, […]

‘Exorcist: Believer’ Backlash: Franchise Will Live, But Sequel Changes Likely

Universal found itself in purgatory over the Oct. 6-8 weekend with the release of The Exorcist: Believer, which is envisioned as a trilogy kickoff reboot of the iconic horror title. While Believer performed solidly at the box office, recouping its production cost, the title drew critical hellfire from reviewers and fans, putting the franchise’s creative plan […]

‘Totally Killer’ Director Nahnatchka Khan Talks That Killer Swerve and Creating Keanu’s Kiss-Blowing Meme

Totally Killer director Nahnatchka Khan has quietly become one of the preeminent comedic voices in town.  As the creator of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 and Fresh Off the Boat, Khan took her sensibilities to feature films in 2019, helming the well-received Netflix romantic comedy Always Be My Maybe. The rom-com, which starred […]

Hollywood Flashback: In 2003, ‘Kill Bill: Vol. 1’ Took No Prisoners

Quentin Tarantino had a single epic film in mind when he set out to create what became Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and its follow-up. The lead character of the Bride originated in conversations between Tarantino and star Uma Thurman during their first collaboration in 1993. “I came up with the idea of doing Kill Bill […]

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Filmmaker David Gordon Green Talks Taylor Swift, Tea Time with Ellen Burstyn and What He’s Directing Next

As he was finishing up his Halloween sequel trilogy, David Gordon Green was ready to take another left turn in a career full of left turns, but then Jason Blum tempted him with the idea of giving The Exorcist (1973) its own sequel trilogy treatment. In 2021, Universal and Peacock reportedly paid $400 million for […]

Angus Cloud Becomes Hostage-Taker With ‘Your Lucky Day’ Trailer in One of His Final Film Roles

Before his death at age 25 in late July, Angus Cloud — known for playing Fezco on the hit HBO series Euphoria for two seasons — finished filming a star turn in writer-director Dan Brown’s thriller Your Lucky Day. The trailer for Brown’s lotto-win hostage flick, which dropped on Friday, reveals Cloud as Sterling, a petty criminal-turned-hostage taker in […]

‘Pet Sematary: Bloodlines’ Filmmaker Lindsey Anderson Beer Talks Her Prequel to Stephen King’s Classic Novel and Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’

Guillermo Del Toro often says that a filmography is actually a biography for the filmmaker involved, but in the case of Lindsey Anderson Beer, her filmography doesn’t come close to telling her story. Beer is currently making her feature directorial debut with Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, a prequel to Stephen King’s classic horror novel Pet Sematary […]