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THR sits down with the producers this week for the newest episode of their “Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter” roundtable. t’s an engaging and enlightening talk featuring Judd Apatow (“The Big Sick”), Seth Rogen (“The Disaster Artist”), Jason …

Let’s face it, the writing has been on the wall for Universal‘s Dark Universe franchise for a while now. Following the critical mauling and commercial flop of this summer’s “The Mummy,” the studio has been pretty quiet abo…

‘Happy Death Day’ has already made back its production budget more than five times. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

Curiously, given that he’s better known as a director, and hasn’t scored a movie in sixteen years, few have had more influence on 21st century film scores than John Carpenter. The synth-heavy approach on the horror master’s movies was unfashionable for a long time, but a new wave of genre pictures like “It Follows,” “The Guest” and the like have turned heads with their Carpenter-evoking scores, even leading to a resurgence of interesting in the helmer’s music, leading to him releasing a couple of albums and playing music festivals. Continue reading John Carpenter Could Score David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Reboot at The Playlist.

It’s been a rough few years to be a Spike Lee fan. He’s one of our best living filmmakers, but his output in the last decade has been underwhelming in one way or another, whether being a bit dull (“Miracle At St. Anna”), quite good but underseen (“Red Hook Summer,” “Chi-Raq”), quite bad and also underseen (“Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus”), or career-nadir-bad and also totally unseen (the “Oldboy” remake). Continue reading Spike Lee To Direct ‘Black Klansman’ With Jordan Peele Producing at The Playlist.

Disney’s live-action adaptation of the classic animated musical could clear $60 million on Friday alone on its way to landing one of the top 10 openings of all time, not accounting for inflation. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office