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Casting Net: Oliver Stone confirms Martin Luther King Jr. biopic with Jamie Foxx; Plus, David Oyelowo, more

 Director Oliver Stone (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) has confirmed that he and Jamie Foxx are officially moving forward with plans to make an authorized biopic of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life story. Warner Bros. and DreamWorks will distribute the film, which, according to The Wrap, is being produced by Steven Spielberg. [Wall Street Journal]
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Casting Net: Olivia Munn in talks to join thriller 'Mortdecai'; Plus Benedict Cumberbatch exits Guillermo del Toro pic, more

Newsroom favorite Olivia Munn is in talks to join Mortdecai, based on the rakish art-dealing anti-hero Charlie Mortdecai created by author Kyril Bonfiglioni. There’s no word on what her part might be, but she would be joining an all-star cast that currently includes Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ewan McGregor. Writer-director David Koepp (Premium Rush) is helming the project. In addition to her role as Sloan Sabbith on HBO’s The Newsroom, Munn is currently filming the feature Beware the Night with Eric Bana and Joel McHale. [Deadline]

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China boosts 'Pacific Rim' chances for sequel, points to Hollywood's future

It’s August, the time of the summer movie season when blockbuster fatigue sets in after months of various monsters, aliens, robots, and comic-book heroes pounding audiences into numbing submission. This particular summer has been notable for several box-office disappointments — like The Lone Ranger, After Earth, Pacific Rim — that arrived with high price tags, high expectations, and big-name stars or directors. Each was conceived as a new franchise that could fill studio coffers for the next decade and each failed to live up to the hype for one reason or another.

Increasingly, though, American audiences don’t get the final say on whether these characters live to fight another day. The international market now represents nearly 70 percent of the global box-office, so if China, Russia, and Brazil team up to decide that Pacific Rim — which reportedly cost about $190 million but has only grossed $87 million domestic — gets a second round, it will be done. Yesterday, Guillermo Del Toro’s robots-versus-monsters spectacle opened to packed houses in China, earning an impressive $9 million in its first day in theaters there, according to Deadline. That raises the global box office for Rim to $227 million (if Warner Bros. and Legendary can get the Chinese Film Group to pay up), with the movie still slated to open in Japan, Spain, and Brazil. Should Rim finish in the the high-$300 million neighborhood — not an unreasonable goal — Del Toro should get an opportunity to bring his sequel ideas to life. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Beastie Boy may team up with Ben Stiller; Plus, Kevin Costner, more

• Director Noah Baumbach (Greenberg) knows how to pour lemon juice in the open wounds of aging Gen X-ers. Who better to cast in his film about a pair of middle-aged marrieds yearning for youth than Ad-Rock, or Adam Horovitz, of the Beastie Boys? If cast, Horovitz would play the guy who has grown up, had a kid, and basically moved on with his life, bringing Naomi Watts and Ben Stiller’s still-childless relationship into harsh perspective. Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried star as the young free spirits who Watts and Stiller befriend. Horovitz is no stranger to acting work, and has appeared in a number of projects over the years including A Kiss Before Dying. [The Wrap]

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Box office report: 'Despicable Me 2' wins with $44.8 million, trumps 'Grown Ups 2' and 'Pacific Rim'

In a close race that saw each of the top three films swap places between Friday and Sunday, animated smash Despicable Me 2 once again won the weekend at the box office. The $76 million family film from Universal and Illumination Entertainment fell 46 percent from its debut weekend to $44.8 million, pushing its total all the way to $229.2 million after only 12 days.

Despicable Me 2 has easily asserted its dominance over Disney’s Monsters University in the last two weekends. Though Monsters has been in theaters twice as long (it opened June 21), its $237.8 million domestic total is only $8.6 million more than Despicable Me 2. Universal’s minion-filled comedy should easily overtake its rival release sometime this week. Worldwide, Despicable Me is about to surpass Monsters University as well, as the films have earned $472.4 million and $474.2 million, respectively.

In second place, Adam Sandler’s first-ever sequel, Grown Ups 2, opened to a great $42.5 million. The $80 million Sony comedy started off slightly better than its 2010 predecessor, Grown Ups, which debuted with $40.5 million on the way to a $162 million domestic finish. If estimates hold up, Grown Ups 2 will stand as Sandler’s second-best opening ever behind 2005′s The Longest Yard, which debuted to $47.6 million. READ FULL STORY

'Pacific Rim': Why don't they just shoot missiles at the kaiju?

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(Warning: Mild spoilers ahead.) Listen, I liked Pacific Rim. All those robot-monster beatdowns are good, goofy summer fun. And I am aware that, if we can get all technical for a second, the movie would be classified as a work of “fiction,” since it’s mostly about giant humanoid robots fighting giant sea monsters. This is not The Fighter. I get it.

But here’s what I don’t get. Most of the kaiju (monster things) have some kind of long-range weapon capability. They spit lasers, or they shoot electromagnetic pulses from their backs, or whatever. And every Jaeger (robot thing) has a whole bat-belt worth of toys, like missiles and swords (seriously, swords?) and some kind of blue-glowing plasma hand-cannon that seems to do the trick of bringing down kaiju pretty well.  READ FULL STORY

'Pacific Rim' premiere: Guillermo del Toro and monster-mashing cast pick their favorite feature creatures

Director Guillermo del Toro freely admits he’s a geek for all things sci-fi and supernatural, so he wholeheartedly jumped at the chance to smush two of his favorite Japanese sub-genres — mecha (huge robots, machines or human-piloted suits of armor) and kaiju (giant monsters) — into one super-sized summer blockbuster hopeful: Pacific Rim.

“No one has done it before and that was what first attracted me because I’m a big fan of both these very traditional [Eastern] genres,” Del Toro told EW on the black carpet at the film’s U.S. premiere Tuesday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. “This movie represents as much of me as a small adult movie like Pan’s Labyrinth does. They represent two sides of me, but they are both absolutely sincere and full of love. [Robots] and [monsters] are like vanilla and chocolate. You can’t pick which is better. I had a chance to do a giant poem to both of them, so win-win for me.”

The film’s stars also found it impossible to definitively decide whether the menagerie of dino-like aliens or the fleet of epic war machines called Jaegers were cooler. “The movie is way more fun than you can even imagine, because these monsters are formidable and these robots are like a World Cup team,” frequent Del Toro collaborator Ron Perlman explained. “Just when you think you understand [the monsters’] skill set in terms of how dangerous they are, they adapt and reinvent themselves. They are a nightmare of an enemy. But then Guillermo made the team of Jaegers that are kind of like the 1927 Yankees. Each of them has their own personality and swagger and none of them tolerate losing.”

The cast all marveled at the seemingly endless array of badass beasts dreamt up for the Warner Bros. film that now join the annals of movie monster history. It seemed like the perfect time to ask who gets their vote for greatest movie monster of all time.
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Guillermo del Toro talks status of his 'Slaughterhouse-Five' adaptation

According to one of the higher-level theories of quantum mechanics, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is at any given moment working on every single film project in Hollywood, along with a variable number of TV shows, books, cartoons, and videogames. (He may even be co-writing this blog post.)

So when The Telegraph broke the news that Del Toro hoped to make an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, one had to maintain a healthy amount of skepticism. That sounds awesome, but so did At the Mountains of Madness (sniff) and so does the highly unlikely Hellboy 3 (sniff sniff). READ FULL STORY

Mondo reveals 'Pacific Rim' Comic-Con posters -- EXCLUSIVE

In a match made in geek heaven, four new Mondo prints glory in the monster-crushing spectacle of Pacific Rim, the new Guillermo del Toro science fiction movie that pounds into movie theaters this Friday. The posters will be available for sale at the Mondo booth at Comic-Con from Wednesday, July 17 to  Sunday, July 21. EW debuts them here exclusively.

“Mondo has always been instrumental in cementing world creation in pop culture — these posters by Ash Thorp and Kevin Tong and Vania Zouravliov capture perfectly the wild, gleeful spirit of Pacific Rim – here’s to a mad world of Mecha and Kaiju!!” said del Toro in a statement. READ FULL STORY

'Pacific Rim' trailer: Did we mention the giant robots and huge monsters? -- VIDEO

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There’s a new trailer out for Pacific Rim, the movie where Baltimore drug kingpin Stringer Bell teams up with motorcycle chieftain Jax Teller and tavern janitor Charlie Kelly to take control of Voltron and battle Godzilla. Or at least that’s the general gist of the trailer, which features the Pacific Rim cast going toe-to-toe with the giant sea monsters from space (or is that space monsters from the sea?) in Hong Kong. Also, Ron Perlman. Just watch: READ FULL STORY

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