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Hulu strikes mega-deal with EPIX, will add hit movies soon

Hulu strikes mega-deal with EPIX, will add hit movies soon

Hulu has announced a new “landmark” deal with EPIX, giving it streaming video on demand rights to a roster of movies from MGM, Paramount, Lionsgate, and more. Starting October 1, Hulu will provide a wide range of hit movies for streaming, including things like World War Z, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Anchorman 2, and more. Some of the movies destined for Hulu, such as Interstellar, haven’t been available for streaming online previously, making this a big score for Hulu.

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Doctor Strange: Marvel’s seeking Mads Mikkelsen as villain

Doctor Strange: Marvel’s seeking Mads Mikkelsen as villain

Marvel’s Doctor Strange may have Mads Mikkelsen playing as one of its villains, according to a new report. The actor is said to be in early talks with the studio, which has previously cast Benedict Cumberbatch to play Stephen Vincent Strange, also known as Sorcerer Supreme. At this point there hasn’t been an offer extended to Mikkelsen, according to sources, but reportedly it is expected one will be made shortly, and if so an official announcement will likely follow soon after.

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Lionsgate: “Borderlands” movie is in the pipeline

Lionsgate: “Borderlands” movie is in the pipeline

Lionsgate has announced that it will be making a “Borderlands” movie, and the news was confirmed on the official Borderlands Twitter account. The video game launched in 2009 from Take-Two Interactive and Gearbox Software, and has had sustained success across multiple platforms. The movie will be produced by Avi and Ari Arad, both of whom have some big film titles under their names: Blade, Iron Man, X-Men, and more. The announcement was made on Friday.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens to show on all IMAX screens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to show on all IMAX screens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take over all IMAX large-format screens in North America, it is being reported, as well as most of the IMAX screens abroad. Though it is not the first movie to be given such an honor, it is still a big deal, and is disappointing news for those behind other big films set to premiere in December. The newest Star Wars movie will be arriving on December 18; a portion of it was filmed with IMAX cameras to better leverage the related displays.

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Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto says company open to movies

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto says company open to movies

Nintendo has some of the most iconic game characters out there in its library and some of those were created by Shigeru Miyamoto. The legendary game designer has stated that Nintendo is open to movie adaptations, which is good news and bad news. The good news is that some of our favorite old school game characters might come to the big screen.

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Warner Bros. to revive Scooby Doo in 2018 with animated movie

Warner Bros. to revive Scooby Doo in 2018 with animated movie

Scooby Doo has been the subject of a couple awful live-action movies, and hopefully we won't be seeing any more of those. Some nicely done animated movies would be nice, though, and Warner Bros. apparently feels the same way -- it will be bringing back Scooby Doo in animated form starting in 2018, when it has a movie planned for launch. Rumbles about the project first surfaced back in 2013, but the rumored writer and producers at that time are no longer in play.

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Beetlejuice 2 movie just became official

Beetlejuice 2 movie just became official

Early last year Michael Keaton said he was game for doing a sequel to Beetlejuice if Tim Burton was up for it, and after more than a year of waiting, fans have been blessed with the good news: Beetlejuice 2 is in the pipeline and will be happening. The news comes from Winona Ryder, who said last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers that a sequel is in the works. This isn’t the first hint that a sequel was going to happen — a while ago Burton let slip during an on-camera interview that the project was in the pipeline, and now Ryder has gone into some more detail.

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DCMA takedowns sent to any Vimeo video with “Pixels” in it

DCMA takedowns sent to any Vimeo video with “Pixels” in it

What do you do when you have a multi-million dollar embarrassment of a film? Why issue take copyright notices on anything and everything that has the film's name on it, whether or not it make sense. As if the flack it received for the "Pixels" wasn't enough, now Columbia Pictures is reported to be behind a series of DCMA-induced removal of Video content. The alleged crime? Only that said videos have the word "pixels" in them. Nevermind if they're not even related to the film.

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Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ looks stunning in teaser trailer

Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ looks stunning in teaser trailer

Netflix announced a while ago that Cary Fukunaga’s film “Beasts of No Nation” will be one of its originals, and we’ve known for a while who it will feature and the storyline. An actual look at the film, however, aside from thumbnails, have been absent until today. On its YouTube page, Netflix released the first teaser trailer for the film, revealing an emotional snippet of what is sure to be an emotional — and, as you’ll in the trailer, violent — movie.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s movie director tipped: Gil Kenan

Five Nights at Freddy’s movie director tipped: Gil Kenan

In early April, it was announced that the mild horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s will be turned into a movie by Warner Bros., which acquired the film rights earlier this year. That rights acquisition wasn’t just a move to cut off other potential studios — Warner Bros. is actively working on production plans, and we’ve already been teased by what they include. Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Roy Lee have already been revealed as on-board, and now the film’s director has been leaked.

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Netflix has an original movie directed by Angelina Jolie inbound

Netflix has an original movie directed by Angelina Jolie inbound

If there were any doubts about Netflix’s ability to pull off original movies, its increasingly notable announcements should put them to rest. On Friday, Netflix announced that Angelina Jolie will be directing a Netflix Original Film called “First They Killed My Father”, an adaption of the book by Cambodian author Loung Ung detailing life during the Khmer Rouge regime. Jolie, says Netflix, co-adapted the movie’s script in conjunction with Ung. This follows a lineup of original movies Netflix will begin releasing in October.

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Sony’s planning an animated movie about emoji

Sony’s planning an animated movie about emoji

If you don’t like receiving messages peppered with emojis, Sony’s next movie might make your eye twitch. It has been revealed that Sony Pictures Animation trumped other studios in an auction for an animated movie that will revolve around the ever-present emoji. The project was pitched by Anthony Leondis, who is also going to be co-writing the movie. Three studios were pitched, with Warner Bros and Paramount reportedly being the other two, but Sony is tipped to have been aggressive for the film and, as such, won.

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