Hunchback of Notre Dame and Phantom of the Opera added to Universal’s Dark Universe


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Universal's Dark Universe will kick off this weekend with The Mummy. While Sophia Boutella will play the titular character, we will also get to meet Russell Crowe's Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, and we know that the studio won't stop there. The studio has already … [Read more...]

The Future of Universal’s Dark Universe


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Lots of news for Universal's first attempted shared monster film universe. The studio has a catalog of some of the best classic monster films which they're now trying to pivot into something similar to what Marvel Studios has done. Universal just recently named … [Read more...]

Tomb Raider Reboot: Alicia Vikander Is The New Lara Croft

Alicia Vikander in Ex Machina

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Academy award winner Alicia Vikander has landed the lead role of Lara Croft in blockbuster reboot Tomb Raider. The Swedish star will play video game icon Lara Croft taking over the role from fellow A-lister Angelina Jolie. The two previous screen adaptations of … [Read more...]

Tomb Raider Reboot Gets Director & Writer


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The new Tomb Raider reboot is moving ahead at breakneck speed. The project, which has been in development for five years now, has a writer and a director attached - meaning a production start date can't be far away. THR reports that Norwegian director Roar Uthaug … [Read more...]

Trailer: Angelina Jolie’s By The Sea, Co-Starring Brad Pitt

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Angelina Jolie has taken the bold step of casting her husband Brad Pitt in a movie about a couple on the verge of marital meltdown. The actress' new directorial effort By The Sea, which sees her star alongside Pitt, is a drama about a dysfunctional married couple who … [Read more...]

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow Was The Gateway Drug To Hollywood’s Effects Heavy Future


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In the mid-2000s I sat in a theater and watched an awesome film called Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. It had the same ideas and design aesthetics of another great retro-futuristic film I loved called The Rocketeer, but cranked up to eleven. Sure, some of … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Captain Marvel Dream Team? Angelina Jolie & Charlize Theron Rumored To Direct & Star

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel's Captain Marvel (that title sounds redundant) is still a few years out, but that isn't stopping the studio from looking for a director and star for the film. Currently, Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) are writing the … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Unbroken

Jack O'Connell as Louis "Louie" Zamperini
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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) It appears that the title "Unbroken" is an unsubstantiated claim. A claim that – akin to the hero's leaky life raft – can't hold water. Even with all Jolie's horses and all Jolie's men (i.e., screenwriters the Coen Bros. [True Grit, No Country for Old Men, … [Read more...]

Sony Won’t Suspend Filming Despite Cyber Attack, Spectre Script Stolen


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony Pictures Entertainment has not suspended all of its productions due to the hacking crisis, contrary to recent reports. Deadline has confirmed that projects such as Bond film, Spectre, will stick to their schedules, despite the company having thousands of emails … [Read more...]

New Trailer Release For Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Angelina Jolie's adaptation of Unbroken, about war hero and Olympian Louis "Louie" Zamperini, gets a brand new trailer. The film stars Jack O'Connell as Zamperini, who is an Olympic runner, and was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War … [Read more...]

U.S. war hero Louis Zamperini, inspiration for film Unbroken, dead at 97

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(Reuters) Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film "Unbroken," has died at age 97, Variety reported on Thursday. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said in a statement, … [Read more...]

Maleficent casts $70 million spell over box office, halts X-Men uprising


By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud (Reuters) "Maleficent," Walt Disney's special-effects laden take on "Sleeping Beauty's" wicked fairy godmother, captivated moviegoers, collecting $70 million in ticket sales to win the North American weekend box office stakes. The movie starring Angelina Jolie … [Read more...]

Trailer: Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Last night, Winter Olympics viewers were treated to a 3-minute preview of Angelina Jolie's second directorial feature Unbroken. The film, which was scripted by Joel and Ethan Coen, is a biopic of American Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini. Here's the … [Read more...]

Angelina Jolie highest earning U.S. actress – Forbes

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(Reuters) Angelina Jolie, who will next be seen on the big screen in the film "Maleficent," is Hollywood's highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $33 million (21.4 million pounds) in the last year, according to Forbes. She easily surpassed this year's Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer … [Read more...]

Coen Brothers teaming with Angelina Jolie on Unbroken

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By Brent Lang (TheWrap) - The Coen Brothers will rewrite the script for "Unbroken," a Universal Pictures spokesman told TheWrap. However, Joel and Ethan Coen, the outré minds behind "Fargo" and "No Country for Old Men" won't slide behind the director's chair on the project. Those duties will … [Read more...]

Disney gives The Muppets 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 release dates, moves Maleficent

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By Lucas Shaw (TheWrap) - "The Muppets 2" will open in theaters March of 2014, "Maleficent," a reimagined "Sleeping Beauty" tale starring Angelina Jolie moves to July of the same year and Brad Bird's "1952" will open before Christmas of 2014, Disney announced on Monday. The news was part of … [Read more...]