Gil Kenan to direct Five Nights at Freddy’s movie; Brittney Snow returns for Pitch Perfect 3; 2-part Doctor Who movie to premiere this fall


Welcome to the Doctor Who movie edition of Gene Scallop’s entertainment report. Here’s what’s topping  today!



Gil Kenan, the director behind the animated scary hit Monster House and Poltergeist 2015 has signed on to direct the next scary film in his scary movie collection that’ll sure scare the pants off audiences! Which scary film is Kenan doing this time Angie?




Angie Angelfish (via Deadline Hollywood)-  Gil Kenan has made a deal with Warner Bros to direct Five Nights At Freddy’s, a live-action adaptation of the popular video game series created by Scott Cawthon. It is an online sensation that takes place in a Chuck-E-Cheese-like eatery, where an animatronic animal that is part of the house band becomes a murderer at night. Players who’ve been locked inside try to survive the rampaging murder machine and his furry cohorts. Hatched in 2014, this became a popular app game, and players have the benefit of seeing what’s coming thanks to a series of security cameras that warn of approaching danger.

Kenan will write the script with Tyler Burton Smith. Roy Lee is producing with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg and Adam Stone and Jay Ireland are exec producing with Jon Berg and Nik Mavinkurve overseeing for the studio.

Kenan, whose breakout came after being tapped by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis for Monster House, followed with City Of Ember and most recently directed the Poltergeist remake. He’s repped by WME and so is his co-writer.



Pitch Perfect 2 in which the famous Bellas make their return, sparked box office records which speeded through Jurassic World, Minions, and Trainwreck, stacked up over 800 to 900 million smackers so far. The Bellas were able to keep their voice roles for the upcoming sequel Pitch Perfect 3 2 years from next July. But what about their leader Chloe? Will Brittney Snow be able to keep her voice in time for another record breaking box run Danny?



Danny Angelfish (via Entertainment Weekly)- Brittany Snow will reprise her role as the nodes-stricken Chloe in the upcoming Pitch Perfect 3, joining fellow (former) Barden Bellas Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson in the third installment of the powerhouse a cappella franchise. The film will be released on July 21, 2017.

Kendrick and Wilson have already confirmed their returns to the second sequel, which is being penned by Kay Cannon, who wrote the first two films.

To date, this summer’s Pitch Perfect 2 has grossed $282 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie musical of all time. The first film brought in $115 million worldwide after its smashing 2012 debut.

No director has been named yet for the Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment production — Jason Moore directed the original 2012 film and producer/actress Elizabeth Banks helmed the second. Banks will return to produce Pitch Perfect 3 under her Brownstone Productions shingle with Max Handelman.



Allons-y Doctor Who fans! The Doctor is coming back to the big screen since 1995. Like the previous Doctor Who TV show which proceeded to the 9th Doctor, this one comes in during the 13th Doctors’ current run. Since it took only 2 parts last time Danny, which seasons does the 2 part movie come in this time?



Danny Angelfish (via Entertainment Weekly (continued))- The Doctor is coming to a theater near you. Two Doctor Who episodes are headed to the big screen in September for a two-night event, BBC Worldwide North America announced Tuesday.

The screening, held through Fathom Events, will include the two-part season 8 finale (episodes “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven”) in 3D, a never-before-seen season 9 prequel scene (“The Doctor’s Meditation”), and an exclusive interview with the stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, moderated by Wil Wheaton.

The British science-fiction series, which has a significant cult following in the U.S., had similar events for the show’s 50th anniversary and season 8 premiere in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

The screenings will take place on Sept. 15 and 16 in approximately 700 theaters across America. Tickets go on sale on July 31 at Fathom Events or participating box offices.




Checking the Penguins tally, 1,563 fans sign in as we await 2 days until Team Skipper’s action packed counterpart Mission: Impossible 5 swoops in the box office.




We’re closely headed to August next week as the summer movie extravaganza reaches its climax. Look out for both Katiness the Mocking jay and everyone’s favorite sheep Shaun to make their step in the box office as box office records continue to roll through. How much will The Hunger Games: Mocking jay Part 3 and the Shaun the Sheep movie make in the box office? You’ll find out soon enough on the next edition of Gene Scallop’s entertainment report!

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