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Lionsgate Promotes ‘Nerve’ With Daring Virtual Reality Experience

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Ever wanted to step into the shoes of a movie character? That’s exactly what Lionsgate and Los Angeles-based virtual reality (VR) startup SilVR Thread VR are going for with their new “Nerve” VR experience, which is now available on the App Store and Google Play. The studio and its VR partner are using the experience, officially dubbed… Read more »

Box Office: Matt Damon’s ‘Jason Bourne’ Targets $55 Million, ‘Bad Moms’ Eyes Strong Launch

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“Jason Bourne” is heading for a $55 million opening weekend at the domestic box office while “Bad Moms” is generating as much as $35 million, early estimates showed Friday. Universal’s actioner is performing slightly above forecasts with an opening day taking in about $20 million at 4,026 sites, while STX’s “Bad Moms” will earn as much… Read more »

TV Ratings: Hillary Clinton’s Speech Falls to Trump’s Coronation in DNC Night 4 Final Numbers

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A grand total of 27.82 million people watched coverage of the final night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention across ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. These numbers don’t include Spanish language networks like Univision or entities like C-SPAN, which aren’t measured by Nielsen. That’s lower than the six-network haul for Republican nominee… Read more »

‘Bad Boys 3’ Director Joe Carnahan to Write ‘Uncharted’ Adaptation for Sony (EXCLUSIVE)

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Sony has recruited Joe Carnahan to write the latest draft of the script for its adaptation of the popular video game “Uncharted.” Carnahan, who is also an accomplished director and producer, told Variety that he’s unable to also helm, unless production is pushed back, due to schedule constraints. “Bad Boys 3” will be his next directing gig. Production on the… Read more »

Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Central Intelligence’ Breaks $200 Million at Global Box Office

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“Central Intelligence” has crossed the $200 million milestone at the global box office, making it the highest-earning action comedy this year. “Central Intelligence,” starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, is being handled by New Line Cinema domestically and Universal Pictures internationally. The film opened with $35.5 million in its first weekend in North America and… Read more »

John Carpenter Wins Second Round of Plagiarism Case vs. Luc Besson Over ‘Lockout’

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ROME — A Paris appeals court on Friday found French director-producer Luc Besson guilty of plagiarizing John Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic “Escape from New York” with the 2012 space-set movie “Lockout.” The court ordered his EuropaCorp production company to pay  450,000 Euros ($502,000) in damages to the U.S. horror helmer, according to a report on French news service BFMTV…. Read more »

John Cena’s ‘American Grit’ Renewed for Season 2 by Fox

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Fox has renewed WWE star John Cena’s competition series “American Grit” for a second season, the network announced Friday. Season one of “America Grit” ended June 9. The show, hosted by Cena and produced by Leftfield Pictures, features competitors split off into teams led by military veterans and engaged in contests of strength. The season… Read more »

Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Vincent Cassel in Talks for Hijacking Drama ‘Entebbe’

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Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, and Vincent Cassel are in negotiations to star in Working Title’s hijacking drama “Entebbe.” If their deals close, Pike and Bruhl will play German terrorists in the movie, based on the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane headed from Tel Aviv to Paris. A total of 248 hostages were held at Entebbe Airport… Read more »

Judge Moves Viacom Board Shake-Up to Trial, Sets Ground for Sumner Redstone Medical Exam

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WILMINGTON, Del. — A legal battle to overturn a reconstitution of the board of entertainment conglomerate Viacom Inc. will proceed to trial after a Delaware Chancery Court judge rejected a motion to dismiss the case on Friday. The decision is a victory for embattled Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, who is one of the Viacom board… Read more »