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The 2019 “Hellboy” reboot is set to hit Chinese cinemas on Monday, Nov. 9, more than a year and a half after its U.S. debut.

‘Hellboy’ set for China theatrical release

The 2019 “Hellboy” reboot is set to hit Chinese cinemas on Monday, Nov. 9, more than a year and a half after its U.S. debut.
Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.

‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.
Vijay Sethupathi withdraws from the project after cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan warns him of backlash from Tamils over Sri Lankan civil war.

Indian actor quits Sri Lanka cricket legend’s biopic after uproar

Vijay Sethupathi withdraws from the project after cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan warns him of backlash from Tamils over Sri Lankan civil war.
Taiwan has selected Chung Mong-hong’s dark drama “A Sun” as its contender for the best international feature film section of the Academy Awards, previously referred to as the Oscar for the best foreign-language film.

Taiwan selects ‘A Sun’ as foreign language Oscars contender

Taiwan has selected Chung Mong-hong’s dark drama “A Sun” as its contender for the best international feature film section of the Academy Awards, previously referred to as the Oscar for the best foreign-language film.
Minister of Canadian heritage Steven Guilbeault commented: “With this measure, we are responding to the needs of Canadian audiovisual producers who are severely affected by the pandemic. We will save jobs and continue to encourage creativity in this industry. Our government is proud to support the Canadian film and television industry, which plays an important role in the social, cultural and economic development of our country.”

Canada offers $37 million fund for virus-hit film productions

The government of Canada has launched a fund to make up to $37m (c$50m) available to compensate Canadian productions for COVID-19-related filming delays.
School may be out for a theatrical release of Blumhouse’s remake of The Craft. The teen horror fantasy remake written, directed, and produced by Zoe Lister Jonesis headed straight to video-on-demand on Amazon this October, according to a new press release of incoming Prime Video titles. Just in time for Halloween.

Blumhouse’s ‘The Craft’ remake heading straight to VOD on Amazon

School may be out for a theatrical release of Blumhouse’s remake of The Craft. The teen horror fantasy remake written, directed, and produced by Zoe Lister Jonesis headed straight to video-on-demand on Amazon this October, according to a new press release of incoming Prime Video titles. Just in time for Halloween.
British actor Henry Cavill has expressed his interest in becoming the next James Bond now that the role is open after Daniel Craig finished his last Bond movie.

Henry Cavill: I would love to play James Bond

British actor Henry Cavill has expressed his interest in becoming the next James Bond now that the role is open after Daniel Craig finished his last Bond movie.
Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar this year for his role in the film Joker, has reportedly welcomed his first child with fiancee Rooney Mara. They named the baby boy after Phoenix’s late brother, River, who died in 1993.

Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara name their baby son River

Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar this year for his role in the film Joker, has reportedly welcomed his first child with fiancee Rooney Mara. They named the baby boy after Phoenix’s late brother, River, who died in 1993.
Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland.

Screen unveils the 2020 Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland. Screen International...
Beijing-based sales agent Rediance has picked up international rights to Li Xiaofeng’s Back To The Wharf, which premiered in competition at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival.

Rediance picks up Li Xiaofeng’s ‘Back To The Wharf’

Beijing-based sales agent Rediance has picked up international rights to Li Xiaofeng’s Back To The Wharf, which premiered in competition at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival.
James Cameron recently sat down for a chat with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 2020 Austrian World Summit (via CinemaBlend), and he was asked about his work on the Avatar sequels. Here’s what Cameron had to say-

James Cameron: Live-Action ‘Avatar 2’ production complete, ‘Avatar 3’ almost finished too

Towards the end of 2019, director James Cameron said the performance capture side of both Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 had been completed. At the time, he said they were mostly done with the live-action side of production too, but they had a couple more months of work to do that would be completed in the spring. However, he wasn’t expecting the coronavirus pandemic to put a wrench in those plans, and production in New Zealand was forced to shut down a bit, resulting all the Avatar sequels being delayed.
Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adapt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy, expressing concern over the original author’s comments about claims of forced labor in Xinjiang.

US Republican senators confront Netflix over Chinese sci-fi show

Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adapt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy, expressing concern over the original author’s comments about claims of forced labor in Xinjiang.
First off, it’s Julianne Moore we’re talking about here. Any ensemble would benefit from her being part of it!

Julianne Moore says she’s never been asked to return for a ‘Jurassic’ Sequel

Julianne Moore’s Dr. Sarah Harding from The Lost World. First off, it’s Julianne Moore we’re talking about here. Any ensemble would benefit from her being part of it! But on top of that, the character made a big impression in the film franchise and also has knowledge, experience and holds tight to certain principles that could be of great value given the state of the world in Dominion.
In a predictable fashion, Disney is delaying Black Widow to 2021 as the company continues to navigate the current theatrical landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time since 2009 that a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie hasn’t been released in a calendar year.

Black Widow delayed to 2021, pushing back other Marvel movies

In a predictable fashion, Disney is delaying Black Widow to 2021 as the company continues to navigate the current theatrical landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time since 2009 that a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie hasn’t been released in a calendar year.
Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years.

Eddie Murphy wins first Emmy award for guest actor in a comedy series

Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years. People.com reports that on...
Veteran theatre practitioner, Chief Jimoh Aliu (popularly known as Aworo), has passed on.

Veteran actor Jimoh Aliu passes on at 86

Veteran theatre practitioner, Chief Jimoh Aliu (popularly known as Aworo), is dead.

Davido to feature in ‘Coming to America 2’

Nigerian singer David Adeleke, who goes by the stage name Davido, will feature in Eddie Murphy’s forthcoming comedy classic, Coming To America 2, according to news reports.
Temi Otedola, daughter of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, says she’s excited about her acting debut in an emotional movie ’Citation’.

Temi Otedola makes acting debut

Temi Otedola, daughter of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, says she’s excited about her acting debut in an emotional movie ’Citation’.

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FCTA spent N29 billion on coronavirus during lockdown – minister

The Senate has been told that the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA spent a total sum of N28.5billion on some activities within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT during the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

Only good governance will silence social media criticism – NCC chair

The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

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APC sets agenda for reappointed INEC chairman, tasks him on fairness

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Experts identify free zones as key route for economic recovery

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