Jello Biafra Turns Down Offer To Reunite With Dead Kennedys At Riot Fest

Dead KennedysLast year, the organizers of Riot Fest pulled off the impossible, getting former Misfits bandmates and longtime adversaries Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only to reunite, with those Original Mistfits headlining all three iterations of the festival. This year, they tried to pull off something similar, getting original frontman Jello Biafra to return to the … More »

Japan Box Office: ‘Sword Art Online’ Bows at Number One

“Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale,” an animation based on Reki Kawahara’s so-called light novel series that has sold 19 million copies and spawned TV anime shows, comics and games, bowed at number one at the Japanese box office for the Feb. 18-19 weekend. The film, about players of a hit game whose augmented… Read more »

Korea Box Office: ‘New Trial’ Tops Weekend Chart

Opening on Wednesday, Opus Pictures’ “New Trial” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. The crime drama scored $7.3 million from 1 million admissions over five days, accounting for 34% of the total weekend box office. Based on a true murder case in South Korea in 2000, “Trial” is the story of a… Read more »

Matt Charman To Pen ‘M’; Mammoth Screen Project Based On Real MI5 Spymaster

UK-based Poldark and Victoria producer Mammoth Screen has acquired rights to Henry Hemming’s upcoming non-fiction book, M: Maxwell Knight, M15’s Greatest Spymaster. Returning to the world of espionage, Bridge Of SpiesMatt Charman is attached as lead writer to adapt the real-life story of one of the inspirations for the spy chief in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. Mammoth is eyeing a multi-part drama series.
Knight began spying for the British government in the 1920s…