‘Joker’ director’s back-end deal could be worth $150 million
“Joker” director Todd Phillips was sufficiently confident in the film to turn down an upfront salary, sources say, opting instead for a percentage of the film’s “back end” reportedly 10 to 13%. “Joker” is the most successful superhero movie ever to hit the theaters, so Phillips’s
FX prepares creepy new take on ‘A Christmas Carol’
A hot new interpretation of a classic like Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” seems unlikely, but “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight (Locke, Serenity), and director Nick Murphy (The Awakening) intend to give it a shot. “Tonight you will not sleep,” says Andy Serkis as the Ghost of Ch
DOJ repeals historic antitrust decree in film industry
The Justice Department has announced that it will review the Paramount Decrees, which are outlined in the 1948 settlement of a suit charging movie studios with monopolistic control over movie theaters. The Supreme Court ruled that eight companies held an unfair monopoly over the other studios, vi
RoboCop Returns, gets gore-friendly new director
Abe Forsythe, the Australian director of 2018’s Halloween, is on tap to direct RoboCop Returns, a direct sequel to 1987’s original RoboCop. Forsythe replaces Neill Blomkamp, who was originally slated to direct the new feature. Forsythe’s blood-gushing horror-comedy Little Monsters rates 81%
Fox files application to trademark ‘OK boomer’
“OK boomer,” the condescending comeback a member of Gen-Z might throw at an unsuspecting baby boomer is trending. It might become even more popular upon resolution of a current trademark battle.  The short comment dismisses “typical boomer” behaviors and viewpoints as outdated, rooted in
Disney prioritizes ‘creative instincts’ when greenlighting projects
Netflix proudly describes itself as a data-driven company that relies on analytics to create TV content that will please subscribers. A glance at the company’s achievements demonstrates that the approach works. Nonetheless, executives in charge of the new Disney+ streaming service say they woul