Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Brie Larson is Captain Marvel, Marvels First Leading Lady!

Despite the experience of winning an Oscar for her role in the film “Room,” Brie Larson’s world is about to change like never before. This month the actress’ next film “Captain Marvel” opens around the world, and with it, Larson becomes an overnight superhero sensation, joining the ranks of Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr & Chris Hemsworth, among others, as members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And according to a new interview, the actress plans on using this newfound fame for some real-life good.

Brie describes her role as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel as her “form of activism.”

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J. Cole Reveals Dreamville Compilation Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Prior to the release of the “Middle Child” video, J. Cole hopped on YouTube for a live Q&A session on Monday (February 25th). When Cole was asked when the Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation will arrive, the Dreamville boss quickly replied back with an actual month for the release date.

ROTD is being finished right now, post-production shit,” he wrote. “Tracking out songs, sequencing then editing, then we gotta mix. We’re shooting for April.”

While details surrounding the project are scarce, Cole did reveal over 106 artists were invited to a 10-day recording session in Atlanta from January 6 to 16.

Rick Ross, T.I., Big K.R.I.T., Westside Gunn, Ski Mask The Slump God, Wale, Tay Keith, fellow Dreamville artist J.I.D, producers T-Minus, No I.D., Swizz Beatz and 9th Wonder were among those invited to the session.

"Escape Room 2" Construction Underway At Sony For 2020

In the wake of Columbia Pictures amassing close to $119 million at the worldwide box office off the $9M horror feature Escape Room, the studio is moving forward on the development of a sequel.

The movie studio recently set an April 17, 2020 release date for the sequel, which Adam Robitel will return to direct along with returning writer Bragi F. Schut and producer Neal H. Moritz.

Escape Room followed 6 strangers who find themselves in a maze of deadly rooms, & must use their wits to find the clues or die. Plot details for the sequel are being kept under wraps.

The first film, which stars Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis and Tyler Labine, opened at No. 2 at the January 4-6 weekend box office amidst heavy post-holiday competition with $18.2M, beating its $10M-$14M tracking estimates. Escape Room currently counts $56.1M at the domestic B.O. and $62.5M abroad, with several territories left to open.

The film opened in China on January 18 to $8.5M and went on to take in $34.2M in the territory.

Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Gets Film Rights To Novel "Black Leopard, Red Wolf"

In the first acquisition since announcing their first-look deal, Warner Bros and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society have acquired films rights to Marlon James’ new fantasy epic novel  Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

Based in African mythology, Black Leopard, Red Wolf follows Tracker, who has a keen sense of smell. He’s hired to find a missing child against a backdrop of competing kingdoms and violent political upheaval. The story touts a wild cast of characters including a witch, a shape-shifting leopard, a murderous hyena, and conjoined twins. It’s the first book in James’  Dark Star Trilogy  where African myth, fantasy and history come together.

James will remain an EP on the project. Anonymous Content and Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group brokered the deal. The Riverhead Books novel hit shelves last month.

James is the Booker Prize-winning & New York Times-bestselling author of A Brief History of Seven Killings. His 1st novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize & the Commonwealth Writers Prize & was a New York Times Editor’s Choice.