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Michael Bay Gives His “TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT” a VR Makeover for Fans With ILMxLAB

Curated by Screenmancer Staff

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 29, 2017) – Fans of the Transformers movie franchise will finally know what it’s like to battle a Decepticon up close and personal, as film director Michael Bay takes VR to the next level with “Transformers: The Last Knight” VR Experience, Friday, June 30 for a limited time, free of charge, only in the IMAX VR centres at AMC Kips Bay 15 in New York City and across from The Grove in Los Angeles and in select AMC Theatres lobbies.Trans1sht17“I wanted to do something special for fans, to let them feel what it’s like to be in the middle of intense Transformers action,” commented Mr. Bay. “ILMxLAB was a great partner in delivering this experience, and pushing the envelope of what VR can do.”

The five-minute virtual reality game was produced by Mr. Bay in collaboration with the team from San Francisco-based ILMxLAB, in cooperation with Paramount Pictures, and provides the HTC Headset single-player experience of actually joining the hero Autobots and facing off against the Decepticons in a fast-paced shooter game.  The result is a VR showdown putting fans right into the intense action of the Transformers movie franchise.

“We are thrilled to deliver ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ VR Experience to AMC guests in New York and Southern California,” said Elizabeth Frank, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Programming & Chief Content Officer, AMC Theatres. “The VR experience produced by Michael Bay is a wonderful way for our guests to immerse themselves in the Transformers world, and it is a perfect complement to our IMAX VR at AMC Kips Bay 15 VR Centre.”

TLKHuman“Transformers: The Last Knight” VR Experience will be available beginning Friday, June 30, free of charge, ONLY at the IMAX VR Centre across from The Grove in Los Angeles and at the IMAX VR Centre at AMC Kips Bay 15 in New York City, as well as AMC Theatres locations in New York City at the AMC 34th Street and AMC Lincoln Square 13 and at the AMC Orange 30 in Southern California. This is a limited run, only available in these theaters and these two existing IMAX VR centres.

“We’ve been longtime partners with Paramount and Michael Bay on the Transformers franchise, and look forward to delivering this exciting new experience in IMAX VR,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp.
The “Transformers: The Last Knight” VR Experience is a single-player, fast-paced VR shooter game that teams you with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Hound to recover a powerful weapon from the Decepticons.TLKBB17

The player must work to protect and securely transport the weapon in order to prevent the destruction of a nearby metropolis. The experience opens with you in immediate peril, pressured by Decepticons attempting to steal back the weapon.  Battling and racing through the countryside and then the outskirts of town, you are ultimately pinned down for a final climactic showdown.

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Renowned director Michael Bay makes first foray into virtual reality platform, offering a battling robot game free to fans through IMAX partnership at select AMC Theatres® locations in NYC and Los Angeles.

WHO THE PLAYERS ARE, THE POWER PLAYERS

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Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries.

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IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2017, there were 1,226 IMAX theatres (1,121 commercial multiplexes, 14 commercial destinations and 91 institutions) in 75 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

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AMC is the largest movie exhibition company in the U.S., in Europe and throughout the world with approximately 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens across the globe. AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition industry by: deploying more plush power-recliner seats; delivering enhanced food and beverage choices; generating greater guest engagement through its loyalty program, web site and smart phone apps; offering premium large format experiences and playing a wide variety of content including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming. AMC operates among the most productive theatres in the United States’ top markets, having the #1 or #2 market share positions in 22 of the 25 largest metropolitan areas of the United States, including the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago). Through its Odeon subsidiary AMC operates in 14 European countries and is the # 1 theatre chain in Estonia, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden and UK & Ireland. amctheatres.com

ILMxLAB

The pioneering spirit that inspired storytellers and technical artists to improvise, innovate, and imagine a galaxy far, far away is built into the DNA of ILMxLAB, the new laboratory for immersive entertainment. Building on groundbreaking R&D work in real-time graphics and virtual production, the combined talents of Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound are reinventing the way stories are told and experienced, connecting artists with their audiences like never before.

Sounds like a thrill ride for the mind, ps, and the movie opened June 21. Find out about “Transformers: The Last Knight” now.

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Scarlett Johansson’s Super Bowled Over In Her GHOST IN THE SHELL Spot

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent

Mostly what we love about the Super Bowl on TV is the ads, right? Well Scarlett Johansson is giving you one better this Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, with a custom TV trailer for her graphic-novel movie-adapt, GHOST IN THE SHELL.

The tagline is: “Everything they told her was a lie,” and no small irony she just left her marriage to French actor Roman Dauriac. Maybe it was over their Yummy Pop joint venture of popcorn stores in France, or in further news, the split comes just after working with GHOST director Rupert Sanders, who became notorious for his entanglement with Kristen Stewart on the set of Snow White & The Huntsman. Let’s just say he’s on our Watch List now, ladies.

Luckily ScarJo is a fighter, as she can survive anything in this sci-fi from the future, GHOST IN A SHELL. Here’s an advance look before this spot airs Super Bowl Sunday…

GHOST IN THE SHELL opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 inREALD 3D and IMAX 3D & Launched in Tokyo to Music

Here’s what Paramount told us officially about the Tokyo events:

In celebration of the upcoming film “GHOST IN THE SHELL”, stars Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, and director Rupert Sanders joined fans and influencers from across the globe in Tokyo in November for the film’s global launch party. Opening with Taiko drummers, including the legendary anime film composer Kenji Kawai, the event held at TABLOID began with a screening of never-before-seen footage from the film.  ScarJoGhost17

Attendees were given an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the costumes and props from the film, as well as an opportunity to capture their experience in a film-centric experiential photo booth – “Becoming the Major.” The exciting show concluded with Johansson, Kitano, and Sanders debuting thefilm’s global trailer, triggering its worldwide launch.

GHOST IN THE SHELL opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 inREALD 3D and IMAX 3D

Directed by Rupert Sanders, and the movie stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt & Juliette Binoche. Check out the poster below.

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GHOST IN THE SHELL Goes Social

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Watch RINGS Movie Prank Big-box Buyers: Seriously, Halloween in February

SCREENMANCER PRANK ALERT: Has there ever been a better movie slogan? “You know the rules: first you watch it, then you die.” RINGS17

Gee whiz kids, welcome to Halloween in February, as RINGS Team place hidden cameras to catch the freak show when real-life TV store customers see that creepy doll-like waif come at them for real. As in live body through the plasma screen, IRL. (Which means In Real Life, for those over 25.) Yes, it’s a little sadistic to prank these nice unsuspecting customers, who literally flip out when Samara crawls after them.

Oh, and by the way, Paramount Pictures franchise installment RINGS comes out Feb. 3, so you can scare the hell-o out of your friends, family, and Valentine’s Day dates. Great timing, huh? Plus Vince D’Onofrio is in it, which is extra crispy. ringsonlineteaser1-shtRINGS is directed by F. Javier Gutierrez, and stars Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Find it everywhere, like… on Rings Official Channels:
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Shusaku Endo’s Novel From 1966 Goes Wide in SILENCE Coming from Scorsese

Since Andrew Garfield has eschewed the red pajamas of blockbuster franchise fronting for Spiderman, he has become a kind of dangling participle of the acting world, meant to modify the mythical noun of Actor but finding nothing in Hollywood to satisfy the life sentence that is the craft. Sounds pretty literary, huh?  Well, enter Martin Scorsese with renown author Shusaku Endo, a Japanese literary titan who died in 1996 at the age of 73, and was practically the only acclaimed novelist from Japan to write from the POV of a Roman CatholicMartySAndyGThe story goes that at age 11, Endo’s Roman Catholic aunt somehow convinced him to be baptized. And what follows is a Japanese glimpse into a conversion world of a Western religion that changes his life as a writer, but moves his story lines through the character perspective of Westerner’s eyes, specifically in the book SILENCE that centers around the travails of Portuguese missionaries circa the 17th century.

Talk about competing spiritual influences, Endo’s 1966 book (now adapted to screen) SILENCE tells the story of two of these Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who weather the ultimate test of their faith when they voyage to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity is outlawed in the 1600’s as mentioned and their presence forbidden.

Imagine it took Scorsese 28 years to develop, fund, and ultimately crank out this film, a spiritual journey into the mind of Shusaku Endo in itself.

Watch for Adam Driver to be very Adam Driver-y, as he imbues his performance with that peculiar talent he possesses, which one hopes won’t possess him someday. And of course Liam Neeson, off the TAKEN money-making treadmill, has a chance to buy back his soul here with what looks to be a phenomenally redemptive performance. Silence1sht

The hashtag is #SilenceMovie; SILENCE slips into theaters December 23, in time for that biggest of Western religious (but now commercial and cloying) holiday celebrations a/k/a Christmas.

Marty Scorses is quite the auteur, reaching into the weeds here for a rare blossom, storytellingwise. How it fits in with the rest of his work, you can figure out from this info graphic from our friends at Graphiq! Happy hunting for a theme, lol.

Find SILENCE on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/silencemovie or http://www.silencemovie.com/

 

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Endless Love for Tom Cruise 35 Years Later & Reacher Scores

SCREENMANCER TOM CRUISE ALERT: Say what you will, Tom Cruise knows how to “sell cars” as Steven Spielberg puts it when it comes time to promote a movie. Lee Child‘s screen adapt of the Jack Reacher novel series is just TC’s latest addition to the plus column, and it opens tomorrow – marking three and a half decades of film releases for the marquee star. James Corden is way out front on celebrating 35 years of Cruise control at the box office since 1981’s Endless Love, where the future Mission Impossible franchise-fronter debuted as supporting cast to a then superstar Brooke Shields in her first run at playing a lead role.

Enough said, and here’s Tom Cruise doing his own personal movie remakes with James Corden. Added bonus: Cruise through his career by the numbers, and the stats.

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[Clips courtesy of Paramount Pictures and affiliates. Stats courtesy of www.graphiq.com]

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Movie Trailer Mash-Up, Or Brad Pitt’s Allied, Being Blunt & Get Out!

SCREENMANCER MOVIE TRAILER MASH-UP: Here’s a fun game, a visual one. Take your favorite movie trailers and together they tell their own story. In this case, we’ve heard Brad Pitt is a little down lately, so this one is just to cheer up an A-Lister. What do you get when you mash-up Pitt’s ALLIED, Emily Blunt’s THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, and spooky future release GET OUT!?  Alliedlogo16We’re not exactly saying Paul Simon’s 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, but it sure looks like that’s the message here. Okay, and now back to our regular trailer programming…

First, Brad Pitt Needs Some New Allies

France’s best export Marion Cotillard is so above the fray in life and the media. Plus she’s such an Oscar-magnet, this movie included. What’s it about? Nothing to do with the tabloids…

ALLIED is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. The buzz on this film is great, despite the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt domestic war chewing the media scenery around its release. Expect Marion to be nominated, or at least applauded for turning in a stellar performance opposite a Hollywood A-Lister.


Directed By: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard

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Let’s Be Blunt, D-i-v-o-r-c-e, Always a Great Movie Premise

In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Is Emily Blunt always awesome, or what?

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson. Yes, Cressida Wilson, of the Chaucer-inspired name, wrote that freaky CHLOE (2009) movie with Amanda Seyfried who wrecks Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson’s onscreen marriage like a pro. The film’s executive producers are Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas, and it will be released by Universal Pictures.

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux (hey, wait a minute, isn’t he Jen Aniston’s husband? Bingo!), Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

Expect Justin Theroux to make a splash here, and make his wife Jennifer Aniston proud. It’s not easy going up against a talent like Emily Blunt, but it can be done.

When Someone Says “Get Out!,” You Better Split Quick

In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller (don’t ask us what a speculative thriller is, but it’s kind of like imagining a worst-case scenario) from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. And can you believe Catherine Keener plays a super heavy in this one?

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. Keener is hell-on-heels, mind control!

Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, The Box), Peele and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (The Box, Bad Words). The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton). www.getoutfilm.com

Disclaimer: So we’re not saying Brad Pitt should follow Screenmancer’s trailer mash-up advice here, but… while we’re reinventing how we see movies and movie marketing, he could reinvent himself in the uncoupling of the train-wreck that happens when you don’t know the light at the end of the tunnel is coming at you at the speed of an iron horse.

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Have You Played JACK REACHER: NEVER STOP PUNCHING Smartphone Edition?

SCREENMANCER MOVIE-TO- GAME ALERT: If you’re just getting ready for Fall, maybe back to school, what better time to burn up data than with Paramount Pictures release of JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK, with an all new digital game, available now for Android devices? You can find the Tom Cruise doppleganger game on Google Play and the film’s website.  TC1ShtJR2
Originally eleased in conjunction with National Punch Day a couple weeks ago, the “Jack Reacher: Never Stop Punching” digital game is an 8-bit side scroller where players pose as ex-major of the US Army Jack Reacher. And you know the rest, his mission is to protect the country from miscreants and morons (hopefully) in the name of justice. Reacher is a moderately unstoppable force who has nothing to lose and everything to punch. Team Punch Drunk, digerati-style that is.

If you want to download the game, hit up the official “JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK” movie site at this click, or another click at Google Play here.

Remember It’s Only a Movie – Wait, Now It’s Only a Game Too = Plot Summary

In case your brain stopped working, Jack Reacher in the form of A-List still-phenomTom Cruise, returns with his particular brand of justice in the (if you say so) highly anticipated sequel JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK. When Army Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit, is arrested for Treason, Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy involving soldiers who are being killed.

At least, that’s what is supposed to happen storyline-wise. And it’s all based upon JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK, author Lee Child’s 18th novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series, that has seen 100 million books sold worldwide. The film stars global box office draw Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany and Robert Knepper.

But here’s a more serious question, how did they get Marshall Herskovitz on board as one of the screenwriters, when he is past PGA president and likely busy — oh wait — he was on Cruise’s Last Samurai too. Nevermind.

Here’s Your Damn Movie Clip, Be Patient, Folks, Lol

Surprise, Guess Who Produced It?

Produced by Tom Cruise, Don Granger and Christopher McQuarrie. Based on the book “Never Go Back” by Lee Child, with a screenplay by Richard Wenk and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz. Executive Produced by Paula Wagner, Herbert W. Gains, David Ellison, and Dana Goldberg. Directed by Edward Zwick.

Recap on Release Date & Social Media Maze for Grins…TCNGBJR2

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK is in theaters October 21, 2016

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Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner Go Viral for ARRIVAL in Toronto Now

SCREENMANCER TIFF ALERT: As if there aren’t enough reasons to love Amy Adams, or, as if there is anyone in Hollywood who can find a reason not to adore pro Amy Adams, her arrival for ARRIVAL in Toronto is about to go viral as we show the fan-friendly star shining brightest with her co-stars on the red carpet up at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival).

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And what is ARRIVAL? Distributed by Paramount, the new release set for Nov. 11 stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. You’ll love cast of Denis Villeneuve‘s ARRIVAL in Toronto with these curated red carpet sneaks.

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Michael Stuhlbarg too, with Jeremy Renner & You Know Who…

Things to remember…

ARRIVAL Logline is: When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

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What Do Cheez-It™ & Remake of BEN-HUR Have in Common, Wait For It

SCREENMANCER GENIUS MOVIE MARKETING ALERT: LOS ANGELES, CA — It’s hard enough to remake a classic film like BEN-HUR, but to throw snack food Cheez-It™ in the mix really takes this movie into the future. So what’s the connection? You waited for it, here it is… Jack Huston, star of the upcoming epic action adventure BEN-HUR from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, will drive a 2016 Toyota Camry pace car to kick off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It™ 355 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 7.

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This will be Huston’s first time serving as an Official Pace Car drive at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event (and hopefully not Jack’s last if he doesn’t mess it up). He will also be recognized during pre-race ceremonies and will greet each NASCAR driver on stage during driver introductions.

Huston previously starred for four seasons in HBO’s hit series, Boardwalk Empire, as the sniper with the horribly disfigured face, ‘Richard Harrow’. In 2013, Huston appeared in the critically acclaimed and award-winning film American Hustle, where he played mobster ‘Pete Musane’. Additionally, he starred as ‘Young Ira’ in George Tillman Jr.’s film adaption of the Nicholas Sparks novel, The Longest Ride. [Basically, if you haven’t recognized his work by now, you’ve been living under a rock.]

 “I am excited to join NASCAR and get behind the wheel of today’s modern chariot,” said Huston.

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And folks, if you haven’t noticed from the familiar-sounding last name, Huston, we have a problem. Jack Huston is from the John HustonWalter Huston family acting dynasty including an Oscar-winning aunt from Prizzi’s Honor and X-Men uncle star. John Huston is his grandfather. Jack was born in the UK and finally took on the family business.

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BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army.  Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery.  After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.  Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.  The film also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbaek, Sofia Black D’Elia and Morgan Freeman.

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Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) directed the film from a screenplay by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. Sean Daniel, Joni Levin, and Duncan Henderson served as producers, with Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Keith Clarke, John Ridley, and Jason F. Brown serving as executive producers. BEN-HUR will be released in theaters on August 19, 2016.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Watkins Glen International August 4-7 for the Cheez-It™ 355 race weekend, which also features the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Bully Hill Vineyards 100, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen. Tickets for all of the action are available by calling 1-866-461-RACE or by logging on to www.theglen.com.

 Keeping You On Track

Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. For tickets, call 866-461-RACE or visit www.theglen.com.

 

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Two Times Chris (Pine & Hemsworth) Equals 4th STAR TREK Movie

CHRIS PINE AND CAST TO BE JOINED BY CHRIS HEMSWORTH, WHO RETURNS TO THE BLOCKBUSTER FRANCHISE AS GEORGE KIRK

HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 18, 2016) – Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot today let it slip today that the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will return to the silver screen for another voyage. PineCaptCool16In the next installment of the epic space adventure, Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father. HemsST16Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in 2009’s “STAR TREK,” will return to the space saga as George Kirk to star alongside Pine.  The remaining cast is expected to return. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the screenplay. J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will executive produce.  “STAR TREK,” the first film in the rebooted franchise based on “Star Trek,” created by Gene Roddenberry, earned more than $380 million worldwide in 2009. The second installment, “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” earned more than $460 million worldwide when it opened in May 2013. The series’ third film, “STAR TREK BEYOND,” is directed by Justin Lin (“FAST & FURIOUS” franchise) and opens in theaters on July 22, 2016. PineJJ16Hemsworth is currently starring in “GHOSTBUSTERS” alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig and Kate McKinnon, and filming “THOR: RAGNAROK” and “AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR – Part 1” back to back. He is repped by CAA and ROAR.

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PARAMOUNT PICTURES, SKYDANCE AND BAD ROBOT

ANNOUNCE A FOURTH “STAR TREK” FILM

 

 

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Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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