Broad Green’s Head Of Distribution Travis Reid Resigns

EXCLUSIVE: In the wake of distributor Broad Green’s box office woes, Deadline has learned that its head of distribution Travis Reid has resigned. This news comes in the wake of Adam Keen, the distributor’s publicity chief departure last month. Reid has held the position for a little more than a year, stepping into the job in May 2015. An insider at Broad Green says that a replacement for Reid will be named soon. Those at Broad Green say that Reid was well respected, and…


Naomi Watts Sees Nightmares Become Reality in ‘Shut In’ Trailer

Naomi Watts is seeing her nightmares blur with reality in the suspenseful first trailer for EuropaCorp’s upcoming psychological thriller “Shut In.” The trailer presents more questions than it answers. It paints Watts as a widowed psychologist who’s living an isolated existence in rural New England, where she takes on a new client, played by Jacob Tremblay… Read more »

Inside the Oscars Deal: What it Means for ABC and the Academy

When Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science officials approached Walt Disney Corp. CEO Bob Iger last year seeking a long-term extension of ABC’s deal to broadcast the Academy Awards, the response within Disney-ABC was enthusiastic. ABC is the lone broadcast network without a professional football contract. It hosts no Super Bowls, no Thursday or… Read more »

Judge Judy Developing Scripted Series at CBS Based on Her Life (EXCLUSIVE)

Judy Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is entering the scripted court. The famed television judge is developing “Her Honor,” a drama series at CBS, which is inspired by her own life, Variety has learned exclusively. “Law & Order” vet and “Chicago Justice” showrunner Michael Chernuchin is penning the pilot, alongside Sheindlin who is billed as story… Read more »

L.A. Mayor Calls for Expanded Tax Credits for Visual Effects

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China Missile Crisis Strikes Kim Ki-duk’s Mega Project (EXCLUSIVE)

South Korean director Kim Ki-duk has been denied a visa to shoot his magnum opus movie “Who Is God” in China. Kim and the film look to be high profile victims of the ongoing geopolitical dispute between South Korea and China over missiles. “Kim Ki-duk has been only granted a tourist visa for one month, while we applied for a… Read more »

The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day: From the Making of John McTiernan’s Predator!

Did you ever dream of seeing a karate-kicking Predator? This BTS image will make that dream come true!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with one more pic from Steve Johnson’s archives. Speaking of…
The crowdfunding for his tell-all book about the glory days of make-up effects is in it’s final hour, so now’s the time if you want to reserve a copy of his big book. Click below!

You may remember a week or so back I ran a photo of Jean-Claude Van Damme underneath the skeleton frame of what was the early design for the Predator. It’s well-known they axed JCVD and went in a different direction for the design, but not a whole lot of his time as the monster has been seen out there.
And when you see today’s pic you’ll understand why. Below is a shot of JCVD doing a kick in full red-screen Predator outfit. And it looks silly as all hell. By the way, the suit was red fabric for the “cloaked” version of the Predator. A more standard blue or greenscreen suit was deemed unusable because of the jungle surroundings.
A bullet was definitely dodged.

Thanks a ton to Steve Johnson for supplying these cool images over the last few days and congrats to him and his crew on hitting his Kickstarter goal. Tomorrow we’re going to see Spielberg with a fake shark. But it’s not the movie you’re thinking of!
-Eric Vespe”Quint” Follow Me On Twitter

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