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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Halts Production After Positive Coronavirus Tests

“Jurassic World: Dominion” had to temporarily suspend filming after people on set tested positive for coronavirus, director Colin Trevorrow announced. “Woke up to the news we had a few positive Coronavirus tests on ‘Jurassic World: Dominion.’ All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks. Back soon,” Trevorrow said.

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‘Free Guy’ Trailer Scores 55 Million Views in First 24 Hours

The family-friendly action-comedy, from 20th Century and Disney, stars Ryan Reynolds. Interest generated by a new trailer for Free Guy — a sci-fi action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds — provided a glimmer of good news for Hollywood as the box office struggles to keep titles on the 2020 marquee. Directed by Shawn Levy, 20th Century and Disney’s Free Guy is presently scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 11.

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Ex-Blink-182 rocker Tom DeLonge to direct sci-fi movie as feature debut

Tom DeLonge is bringing the rock show to Hollywood. EW has confirmed the ex-Blink-182 frontman (and recent Great British Baking Show cake model) will make his feature directorial debut at the helm of a coming-of-age sci-fi tale Monsters of California. Deadline, which first reported news of DeLonge’s involvement in the project, indicated Wednesday the film’s cast will include Richard Kind (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Arianne Zucker (Days of Our Lives), Gabrielle Haugh (Jeepers Creepers 3), and Sports Illustrated model Camille Kostek.

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Ready For A RoboCop Prequel Series… Without RoboCop?

Much like its central police officer hero in the 1987 Paul Verhoeven original film, RoboCop is a concept that doesn’t die, but is instead repurposed in other forms. The latest is in a planned series that doesn’t actually feature the cyborg cop at all, but follows the earlier days of uber-corrupt corporate type Dick Jones.

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Godzilla Anime Series Set at Netflix

Netflix has ordered a new Godzilla anime series. Titled “Godzilla: Singular Point,” the series expands Netflix’s roster of projects tied to the King of the Monsters. The streamer previously debuted three Godzilla anime films: “Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters,” “Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle,” and “Godzilla: The Planet Eater.” The first was released in 2017 while the second two debuted in 2018.

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