Us: The Plot of Jordan Peele's Mysterious Thriller Is Vague but Incredibly Foreboding

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Us: The Plot of Jordan Peele's Mysterious Thriller Is Vague but Incredibly Foreboding
It's been well over a year since Jordan Peele made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed horror flick Get Out, and fans of the Oscar-winning director are hungry for more of his work. Peele has been committed to giving them exactly that - the filmmaker has multiple projects in progress, including a reboot of The Twilight Zone, producing a new HBO series, and a role in Toy Story 4.

The one project we've been on our toes waiting for is Peele's first feature since Get Out, "a new nightmare" simply titled Us. Peele announced the project in May 2018 by dropping the movie poster and release date on Twitter, with the star-studded cast confirmations - Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss - following soon after. While details surrounding the plot of the film have been scarce since Peele's announcement, /Film revealed a synopsis sent out with recent test screening invites that gives
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Us: The Plot of Jordan Peele's Mysterious Thriller Is Vague but Incredibly Foreboding

It's been well over a year since Jordan Peele made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed horror flick Get Out, and fans of the Oscar-winning director are hungry for more of his work. Peele has been committed to giving them exactly that - the filmmaker has multiple projects in progress, including a reboot of The Twilight Zone, producing a new HBO series, and a role in Toy Story 4.

The one project we've been on our toes waiting for is Peele's first feature since Get Out, "a new nightmare" simply titled Us. Peele announced the project in May 2018 by dropping the movie poster and release date on Twitter, with the star-studded cast confirmations - Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss - following soon after. While details surrounding the plot of the film have been scarce since Peele's announcement, /Film revealed a synopsis sent out with recent test screening invites that gives
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Disney Hits $7 Billion at Global Box Office for Second Time in 3 Years

Walt Disney Studios made box office history on Monday as its global box office total for 2018 hit $7 billion. It’s only the second time in industry history that a studio has reached that mark, with Disney previously reaching it in 2016.

The milestone comes a week before Disney’s final 2018 release, “Mary Poppins Returns,” is set to arrive in theaters after earning four Golden Globe nominations. When it opens on December 19, it will push Disney past the all-time annual domestic record of $3 billion that it set in 2016. The studio’s domestic total is currently at $2.94 billion.

Disney has set multiple box office records in 2018, including the largest opening weekend in box office history with “Avengers: Infinity War” with $257.7 billion. The Marvel crossover also became the first summer release to gross over $2 billion worldwide. Marvel Studios also gave Disney the record for the biggest pre-summer release ever with “Black Panther,” which became
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New Synopsis For Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Follow-Up ‘Us’ Reveals A Fairly Basic Horror Premise

Academy Award winner Jordan Peele is about to unleash his second film on the world, simply titled “Us.” Even though, after the monster success of “Get Out,” the filmmaker has been attached to a “Candyman” reboot, “Toy Story 4,” and about 4000 TV series, the biggest project that fans are anticipating most of all is his follow-up to his directorial debut.

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Exclusive: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Plot Synopsis Promises a New Twist on a Familiar Premise

Exclusive: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Plot Synopsis Promises a New Twist on a Familiar Premise
Ever since making his directorial debut with the acclaimed thriller Get Out, comedian and filmmaker Jordan Peele has been endlessly busy with new projects. He’s working on a new iteration of The Twilight Zone, producing a remake of Candyman, voicing a role in Toy Story 4, and more. But the first feature film since his […]

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Peter Bart: In The Calm Before The Merger Storm, It Is All Quiet On The Disney-Fox Front

The 20th Century Fox lot these days is haunted by the sounds of silence. Disney’s annexation of the Fox empire is imminent but the rules of the game provide that no one on either side is allowed to talk about it. Not even the top executives, and not even to one another.

With Hollywood on the brink of historic change, it’s too bad Louis B. Mayer isn’t around to witness it. It was back in 1924 when Mayer summoned every star in town, even the President of the United States, to honor the opening of his heralded new MGM studio.

The pomp and ceremony was as bogus as it was grand. Mayer’s actual assets at that moment totaled a mere $100,000. And the “G” in Metro Goldwyn Mayer (Samuel Goldwyn) had already fled the venture. Alert to all this, President Calvin Coolidge bailed at the last moment. MGM’s biggest star,
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Child’s Play Creator Teases What’s To Come In His Chucky TV Series

The Child’s Play franchise is returning to cinemas next year for a reboot, something that’s upset longtime fans of the horror series – as well as creator Don Mancini himself. However, due to the rights being split between Universal and MGM, Mancini’s able to continue working with the original continuity of the franchise via an upcoming TV show.

The Child’s Play series will follow the narrative of the previous films – yes, Brad Dourif will return to voice Chucky – and is expected to have an 8-part first season. While speaking on the Post Mortem podcast, Mancini explained why he’s decided to expand the franchise onto the small screen, citing the extra space you get from multiple episodes as a big reason for the jump across platforms.

“From having worked on Hannibal and Channel Zero, I just really enjoyed it, and I saw an opportunity to reinvent the franchise yet again.
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If You Don't Recognize the Actor Voicing Forky in Toy Story 4, You Need to Get Out More

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We can't decide what we're more excited for - all of our old Toy Story favorites to return in Toy Story 4, or all of the new characters we'll get to meet when the Disney/Pixar sequel hits the big screen. One of those new toys on the block is Forky, a spork-turned-craft-project created by Bonnie, who insists that he is not a toy, despite being treated like one. Though we're not sure you'll recognize his name, we know that you'll recognize Tony Hale's voice - and perhaps you'll know him better as Buster Bluth or Gary Walsh.

Tony Hale began his career making minor appearances on '90s hit shows such as Dawson's Creek, The Sopranos, and Sex and the City, but his big break actually came when he appeared in an iconic 1999 Vw commercial where Hale dances in his car to "Mr. Roboto" -
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If You Don't Recognize the Actor Voicing Forky in Toy Story 4, You Need to Get Out More

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We can't decide what we're more excited for - all of our old Toy Story favorites to return in Toy Story 4, or all of the new characters we'll get to meet when the Disney/Pixar sequel hits the big screen. One of those new toys on the block is Forky, a spork-turned-craft-project created by Bonnie, who insists that he is not a toy, despite being treated like one. Though we're not sure you'll recognize his name, we know that you'll recognize Tony Hale's voice - and perhaps you'll know him better as Buster Bluth or Gary Walsh.

Tony Hale began his career making minor appearances on '90s hit shows such as Dawson's Creek, The Sopranos, and Sex and the City, but his big break actually came when he appeared in an iconic 1999 Vw commercial where Hale dances in his car to "Mr. Roboto" -
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‘Incredibles 2’ Director Brad Bird Was Worried Audiences Would Be ‘Sick’ of Superheroes

‘Incredibles 2’ Director Brad Bird Was Worried Audiences Would Be ‘Sick’ of Superheroes
In the 14 years between the release of the first “Incredibles” movie and its sequel, which was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Thursday morning, director Brad Bird worried that by the time this new movie came out, audiences might’ve grown tired of superheroes.

Spider-Man” and “X-Men” were the only active superhero movie franchises in 2004 when “The Incredibles” came out, but since then the genre has of course exploded. In fact, “Incredibles 2” wasn’t even the only animated superhero movie nominated for a Golden Globe this year, sharing that honor with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

To avoid getting lost in the shuffle, Bird says he pitched “Incredibles 2” to Pixar with focus on the film’s gender role switch in order to set it apart from the pack.

Also Read: Golden Globes: Marvel Scores First Best Picture Drama Nod for 'Black Panther'

“We had a lot more elbow room,
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Child’s Play Creator Blasts Upcoming Remake From MGM

Child’s Play is the latest horror franchise to get the reboot treatment, with a remake of the classic tongue-in-cheek slasher featuring Chuckie the evil doll having already been filmed and due to hit theaters this coming June. Unlike, say, the recent new Halloween, however, the original creator of the property isn’t involved in the project in any way.

You see, the reboot’s the product of MGM and Orion who had the rights to remake the first movie. Creator Don Mancini, meanwhile, continues to work on his own expansion of the franchise over at Universal. As he’s been very hands-on with the world of Child’s Play ever since the original came out in 1988, Mancini understandably isn’t too pleased with the fact that a reboot without his involvement’s on the way.

While speaking on the Post Mortem podcast, the filmmaker talked openly about his feelings
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Put Your Hands Together For the 10 Most Anticipated Sequels of 2019

We're about to be very happy in 2019 when our favorite film franchises make some new additions to the pantheon. From kids' movies to horror to superheroes to the most beloved space opera of all time, there's a little something for everyone this coming year. While Star Wars: Episode IX is definitely generating the most buzz, we'd be lying if we said Tom Hanks and Tim Allen's recent comments about crying while recording the final scene for Toy Story 4 don't have us circling June 21 on the calendar.
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10 Animated Movies Coming in 2019 That Aren't Just For Kids

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You can always count on animated movies to provide a fun day out for the whole family - because not all cartoons are just for kids. In 2018 alone, there were several animated movies raking in the box office dough, most notably The Incredibles 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which earned nearly $2 billion combined worldwide. Next year is looking to be no exception, with some high-profile animated sequels coming out, plus a couple of brand-new animated films that may spawn their own franchises.

Related: The 24 Best Animated Films on Netflix For Grownups
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Dark Horse and Disney-Pixar team for Toy Story 4 companion graphic novel

Dark Horse Comics has announced that it is teaming with Disney-Pixar for a graphic novel companion to Toy Story 4, which will feature four brand new stories set before and after the hotly-anticipated animated sequel.

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The story continues! It’s been almost a decade since we last checked in with Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang. As part of our continued partnership with Pixar, Dark Horse is pleased to announce a new Toy Story 4 graphic novel anthology that is the perfect companion to the highly anticipated upcoming film!

Writer Haden Blackman brings fun, energy, and heart to this graphic novel that features the toys you know and love—and introduces some new toys, too! The toys are back and once again swept up in an exciting adventure. Join Woody and the
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Tom Hanks in talks to play Geppetto in Disney’s Pinocchio

Having secured a director in Paddington’s Paul King earlier this year, it looks like Disney may be about to make its first casting on the live-action remake of its animated classic Pinocchio, with Variety reporting that Tom Hanks is in talks to portray Geppetto, the puppeteer who creates Pinocchio and becomes his father figure.

Pinocchio is one of several remakes of the Disney animated back catalogue in development at the Mouse House, with next year set to bring us three in Tim Burton’s Dumbo (March 29th), Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin (May 24th) and Jon Favreau’s The Lion King (July 19th).

Hanks is currently shooting the untitled Fred Rogers movie and has the World War II film Greyhound (which he’s also written) set for release in March 2019, followed by Toy Story 4 in June 2019.

Disney’s Pinocchio is one of several big screen adaptations of Carlo Collodi
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Oscars 2019: Best Animated Short Predictions

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This year’s Oscar race for Best Animated Short is led by Pixar’s China-flavored “Bao” and a pair of DreamWorks projects that launched its new shorts program: the CG “Bilby” and the 2D “Bird Karma.”

Semi-autobiographical “Bao” explores empty nest syndrome. Chinese-Canadian story artist Domee Shi, the first female to direct a short at Pixar, tells the story of a woman who gets a second chance at motherhood when one of her hand-made dumplings come to life. Shi grew up in Toronto and the short reflects her upbringing as the only child of Chinese immigrants. (Her dumpling master mom served as consultant.) Animating the delectable Chinese meals proved the biggest challenge, but story wise, Shi delivered Pixar’s first Wtf moment when the mom eats her dumpling child to prevent it from leaving the nest.

Also from Pixar, story artist Trevor Jimenez made the semi-autobiographical, hand-drawn “Weekends” in his
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Tom Hanks enters talks to join Paul King’s Pinocchio

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Everyone’s favourite actor, Tom Hanks, has entered into early negotiations to join Paul King’s live-action adaptation of ‘Pinocchio’.

No details as to which role Hanks is up for has been disclosed but we’re hedging our bets on Pinocchio’s ‘father’ Geppetto.

Paddington’s Paul King will helm the Disney story which follows a living puppet who must prove himself worthy in order to become a real boy. Geppetto is his creator, a master toymaker as well as a widower who longs for a son. Geppetto is protective of Pinocchio, prompting the boy to set out and see the world for himself.

Peter Hedges and Chris Weitz had previously worked on the script, however, Wonder scribe, Jack Thorne and Simon Farnaby have been working on a rewrite.

Also in the news – Paul King to take the helm on sci-fi adaptation ‘Time’s Fool’

Pinocchio first made an appearance
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Tom Hanks Is in Talks to Play Geppetto in Live-Action Disney Film Pinocchio

Tom Hanks Is in Talks to Play Geppetto in Live-Action Disney Film Pinocchio
Tom Hanks is set to bring one of the world’s most beloved adoptive fathers to life!

The Oscar-winning actor, 62, is in early talks to star as Geppetto in a live-action remake of the Disney classic Pinocchio, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The remake comes 78 years after the original animated film captivated audiences in February 1940. The original centered around the woodworker Geppetto (voiced by Christian Rub) who sees a falling star and wishes his puppet of a little boy, Pinocchio, to life.

Pinocchio must prove himself worthy of being a real boy when he falls into the clutches of Honest
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Tom Hanks Wanted as Geppetto in Disney's Pinocchio Remake

Tom Hanks Wanted as Geppetto in Disney's Pinocchio Remake
Tom Hanks is in early talks to portray Geppetto in Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Pinocchio. Paddington director Paul King is on board to helm the next live-action Disney adaptation from a script written by Jack Thorne. It's believed that the remake will be the next to begin production in late May, which is a few months before The Lion King live-action remake hits theaters. The first trailer for Jon Favreau's take on the 1994 classic was released last week and broke YouTube's record for most views in 24 hours. As of this writing, it has 48.6 million views.

Tom Hanks recently wrapped production on the untitled Mister Rogers movie and will begin work on the sci-fi project Bios in February. If all goes according to plan, Hanks will then join the production for the live-action Pinocchio remake at the end of May. It's unclear how much of the remake
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Everything We Know About Keanu Reeves's Mystery Role in Toy Story 4

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As if the Toy Story 4 cast wasn't epic enough - with all of our old favorites reprising their roles, as well as the additions of Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele - it has recently been confirmed that sexy action star Keanu Reeves will also be lending his voice to the forthcoming Disney/Pixar sequel. Since Reeves is best known for his roles in the Matrix and John Wick franchises, we never thought we'd see him taking on the role of a talking toy, but we're totally on board with this casting decision.

In an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week, Tim Allen - who plays Buzz Lightyear - spoke about Reeves's new role. "Keanu Reeves has got a great part," Allen said. He went on to explain that Reeves initially expressed hesitance that his character sounded "too much like Buzz Lightyear," and so
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