Tyrese Gibson In Talks For “Morbius”

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Tyrese Gibson is said to be joining the cast of Sony’s upcoming comic book film “Morbius,” Variety reveals.

He will be joining Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Blade Runner 2049), who is set to play the title role. Also expected to be in the film are Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, and Jared Harris. Recently Jared Leto shared on instagram that filming has already begun.

Just like last year’s “Venom,” “Morbius” is a Spider-Man spinoff. Daniel Espinosa of Safe House is attached to direct with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless set to write the script. The character first appeared in 1971 in The Amazing Spider-Man #101.”

In the comic Michael Morbius is a biochemist who is searching for a cure to his rare blood disorder, who in the process gets vampiric super human abilities after a failed experiment.

“Venom”, which starred Tom Hardy playing the title character, was a surprise global hit for Sony Pictures, grossing $855 million globally, so it only makes sense that Sony is moving full steam ahead with the production of Morbius.

Gibson is best known for his role as Roman Pearce in the Fast and the Furious film franchise as well as Robert Epps in the Transformers film series. He is next to be seen in later this year in the drama film “Black and Blue.”

The film is currently slated for a July 31, 2020 release.

Pharrell Williams Launches SOMETHING IN THE WATER Art, Culture And Music Festival Celebrating Virginia Beach

Pharrell Williams Launches SOMETHING IN THE WATER Art, Culture And Music Festival Celebrating Virginia Beach

Today visionary recording artist, producer, songwriter, philanthropist, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, Pharrell Williams announced his newest venture – SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day music festival and cultural experience on the beach in his hometown of Virginia Beach.

The first annual SOMETHING IN THE WATER is produced by Live Nation. The stage will be set on the beach and will feature weekend performances by Pharrell and friends, Travis Scott, Migos, Dave Matthews Band, Missy Elliott, J Balvin, Janelle Monae, SZA, Lil Uzi Vert, Diplo, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Pusha T, Kaytranada, Ferg, Jhené Aiko, Rosalía, Maggie Rogers, Mac DeMarco, Masego, Virgil Abloh, DRAM, Leikeli47, Jaden Smith, Radiant Children, John-Robert and more.

Tickets for the first ever SOMETHING IN THE WATER will go on sale beginning Friday, March 8 at 12pm local time at SOMETHINGINTHEWATER.COM

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The Smashing Pumpkins & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announce North American Tour

Today The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announced they will be hitting the road together for an incredible, can’t miss summer tour. AFI will join as special guest on all dates. The special run of dates will see both artists performing outdoor shows at amphitheaters across North America throughout the month of August. The outing will also include an epic stop at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA, more information on that show to be announced soon.

Produced by Live Nation, the 16-city trek will kick off August 8th in Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion and make stops in Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, and more before wrapping August 31st in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 8th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.* Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, March 7th at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
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“90210” Actor Luke Perry Dies At 52

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Luke Perry, best known as Dylan McKay from TV drama “Beverly Hills, 90210” from the 90s, has died, according to his publicist, Arnold Robinson. He was 52. The actor died on Monday after suffering a massive stroke.

“He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends,” a statement from Robinson read. “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.”

Last week, Perry was rushed to hospital after suffering a massive stroke. This happened on the the same day that a reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 was announced.

Born Coy Luther Perry III, Perry shot to stardom after being cast as bad boy Dylan McKay on hit 90s TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. Though he initially audition a role that eventually went to co-star Ian Ziering, Perry and Dylan was a good fit, becoming one of the show’s most popular characters.

Perry also appeared on films such as “Good Intentions,” “8 Seconds,” “Red Wing” and the comedy horror “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which writer Joss Whedon turned into a hit TV series.

He recently returned to TV with “Riverdale,” an ensemble cast based on the characters of Archie Comics where Perry plays Archie’s father Fred Andrews.

He is also set to appear in this summer’s hotly anticipated Quentin Tarantino ensemble “Upon A Time In Hollywood” where he plays late real-life actor Wayne Maunder.

Trailer Premiere: Master of Dark Shadows

MPI Media Group has officially released the trailer and announced the release date for it the highly anticipated MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS, a comprehensive celebration of the legendary Gothic daytime series Dark Shadows and its visionary creator, Dan Curtis.

The film will be available across digital platforms and on DVD April 16, 2019. The feature documentary, which was shot in New York, LA and London, includes interviews with key actors and filmmakers involved in the undyingly popular story of vampire Barnabas Collins and all the eerie goings-on at the gloomy Maine mansion Collinwood. The documentary was directed by David Gregory(Lost Soul, Godfathers of Mondo)and is set to be released this spring.

Narrated by Ian McShane (Deadwood), MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS offers insights from Curtis himself in addition to Oscar-winning writer-producer Alan Ball (True Blood), screenwriter William F. Nolan (Trilogy of Terror), author Herman Wouk (The Winds Of War), veteran actors Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost), Barbara Steele (Black Sunday)and Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire), Dark Shadows stars Jonathan Frid, David Selby, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker, John Karlen, Nancy Barrett, Jerry Lacy, Roger Davis, Marie Wallace, Chris Pennock and James Storm, plus other colleagues and family members.

In 1966, a phenomenon was launched when Dark Shadows debuted on ABC-TV as a daily Gothic suspense series. Airing in the late afternoon, the show attracted a massive youth audience as it shifted to the supernatural with the introduction of vulnerable vampire Barnabas Collins. Witches, ghosts and scary story lines turned Dark Shadows into a TV classic that led to motion pictures, remakes, reunions and legions of devoted fans who have kept the legend alive for five decades.

The feature-length documentary MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS reveals the fascinating history, far-reaching impact and lasting appeal of Dark Shadows with a compelling blend of rare footage and behind-the-scenes stories while also exploring the dramatic talents of creator-producer-director Dan Curtis. Known as the “King of TV Horror,” the Emmy-winning filmmaker followed Dark Shadows with other iconic genre favorites including The Night Stalker, Trilogy of Terror and Burnt Offerings before earning accolades for the epic miniseries The Winds of War and War and Remembrance.

“Aquaman” Sequel Release Date Confirmed

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A couple of months after The King of Atlantis smashed the boxoffice, it was only a matter of time for the studio to announce a sequel.

And on Wednesday, Warner Bros. confirmed the release date for the sequel Aquaman is set to Dec. 16, 2022, Hollywood Reporter announced.

Though no director is currently attached to helm the sequel, the report mentions that the original film’s director James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7) is “making a deal to return as producer.”

The Jason Momoa-starrer had a surprising run at the boxoffice the past few months, eventually becoming the highest grossing DC film at the global boxoffice, grossing nearly $1.140 billion worldwide, though Wonder Woman is still currently DCEU top grossing film domestically.

The film’s screenplay was written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall and co-starred Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman.

DC has now dated eight films, including two this year such as next month’s “Shazam,” and a Joker origin film on October 4.

New “Detective Pikachu” Trailer Released

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Ryan Reynolds is back, this time as the voice of a world-class detective and exceptionally smart Pikachu in the upcoming science fiction action comedy “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.”

Directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens), the film is based on the 2016 video game Great Detective Pikachu. Justice Smith is also a lead in the film, playing former Pokémon trainer Tim looking for his missing father.

Also released they Warner Bros. is the film’s latest poster, featuring Detective Pikachu and Smith’s character standing on top of a building. You might want to look closely to spot a few Pokémons in it.

Letterman also co-wrote the script with Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and Derek Connolly. The film co-stars Kathryn Newton, Omar Chaparro, Suki Waterhouse, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy.

“Detective Pikachu” is set for release this summer, May 10th.

Here is the film’s synopsis:

“The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.”

KORN And ALICE IN CHAINS Announce Summer Co-Headline Amphitheater Tour With Special Guest Underoath

Hard rock legends KORN and ALICE IN CHAINS have announced an epic co-headline amphitheater tour across North America this summer. Underoath will join as special guest on all dates, with Ho99o9 and FEVER 333 opening on select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city outing will kick off July 18th in Del Valle, TX at Austin360 Amphitheatre and make stops in Dallas, Nashville, Toronto, Denver and more before wrapping September 4th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 1st at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 28st at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Since forming, KORN has sold nearly 40 million albums, collected two GRAMMYS, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and drummer Ray Luzier, have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe. KORN’s most recent LP, 2016’s THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING, built upon the band’s remarkable history with a return to the dual-guitar dynamic that first fueled their music, and earned the group their 10th GRAMMY® nomination. KORN are currently in the studio finishing up work on their widely anticipated follow-up to THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING, which will be released later this year.
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“Green Book” Triumphs At 2019 Academy Awards

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Biographical comedy-drama “Green Book” from director Peter Farrelly walked away with the top prize on Sunday’s Academy Awards, winning Best Picture along with trophies for its original screenplay and supporting actor to Mahershala Ali.

The win was somewhat a surprise, with Roma and “The Favourite” leading the nominations with 10 each heading into the evening.

Other big winners were Rami Malek for best lead actor and Olivia Colman for best actress for playing Anne, Queen of Great Britain in “The Favourite.”

It was however, “Bohemian Rhapsody” which earned the most Oscars, winning four. In addition to Malek’s win for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, the film also took home Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Here is the full list of winner’s at Sunday’s 2019 Academy Awards.

Best picture
“Green Book”

Best actress in a leading role
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Best actor in a leading role
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Best director
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Actress in a supporting role
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Actor in a supporting role
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
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2019 Indie Spirit Awards Winners

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“If Beale Street Could Talk” was the top film at last night’s “2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards”, winning three awards including for Best Feature, Best Director for Barry Jenkins, and Best Supporting Female for Regina King.

Founded in 1984 and dedicated to independent filmmakers, the Spirit Awards are selected by Film Independent Members members. Nomination eligibility require films to be produced for less than $20 million in the United States.

This year’s ceremony was hosted by actress and comedian Aubrey Plaza at Santa Monica, California.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Feature
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Best First Feature
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Best Male Lead
Ethan Hawke, FIRST REFORMED

Best Female Lead
Glenn Close, THE WIFE
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