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‘King Kong’ film gets a new release date and title New ‘King Kong’ film has been officially titled as ‘Kong; Skull Island’. Originally titled ‘Skull Island’, upcoming King Kong flick was slated to hit theaters on November 4, 2016. Now titled ‘Kong; Skull Island’, the film’s release has been pushed forward by Universal Studios to March 10, 2017.As source revealed ‘Skull Island’ was first announced by the studio and Legendary Pictures during the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con in July. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is already on board to direct the film, based on script penned by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla).The story revolves around the group of adventurers exploring the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes. The film will be released in 3D. Probably to avoid competition against Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’.The monster franchise’s last release was ‘King Kong’, which was remade twice in 1976 and 2005 after its inception in 1933. Universal also set Zhang Yimou’s ...

Salman Khan topples Big B and SRK to become richest Indian celeb Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan has topped the Forbes list of ‘100 Superstars in India’ beating ‘King of Bollywood’ Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. With two major box office hits in 2014, ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘Kick’ along with his reality show ‘Bigg Boss 8’, Salman has made it to the top, both in terms of earnings and fame. According to Forbes, “Since Forbes started the rankings it is the first time that ShahRukh Khan has been ...

Bipasha Basu's ‘Alone’ trailer crosses three million views Bipasha Basu's upcoming horror flicks ‘Alone’ has successfully created a buzz among viewers with its impressive first look.Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover starrer ‘Alone’ seems to be towards its success. The trailer of the film, that recently got released on December 9 has gone over 3 million views on popular video sharing site, YouTube. By crossing the three million mark on YouTube, it has become the fastest horror flick in Bollywood to garner these ...

Pakistan-India collaborates for a theatre play ‘Milne Do’ Indian renowned director/producer Mahesh Bhatt is all set to produce a theatre play ‘Milne Do’ which will collaborate artists from both the nations to work together in a single play. It is aimed to promote the message of love and peace between two nations. According to media reports, the proposed lead, Indian actor Imran Zahid, will be travelling to Pakistan on December 14 and rumour has it that he would act opposite to Pakistani actor ...

Lahore Press Club recognizes Ali Zafar’s contributions Pakistani singer turned actor has been awarded honourary life-time membership of the Lahore Press Club for it contribution towards Pakistani and Indian cinemas. Ali Zafar shared his experience working in Bollywood big banner movies and thanked Pakistani audience for their unconditional love towards him with his every new movie. According to local media reports he said in a press event, “I have done some phenomenal work in Bollywood and it is my wish to use ...

Syrian wins Arab song contest, keeps clear of politics BEIRUT: A Syrian from war-torn Aleppo was declared the winner of this year's "Arab Idol" singing contest at the grand finale of the gruelling four-month television competition in Beirut this weekend.The audience at Saturday's finale broke into applause and cheers, chanting "Syria! Syria!" and "Hazem!" when the jury of the pan-Arab song contest announced Hazem Sherif as the winner.The 21-year-old kept clear of politics, avoiding taking sides in the nearly four-year conflict that has divided ...

New Bond script stolen in Sony hack LONDON: An "early version" of the screenplay for the new James Bond film was the latest victim of a massive hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, its producers said in a statement on their website Sunday.The news came less than two weeks after details of the new Bond movie "Spectre", starring Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz, were unveiled.Eon Productions confirmed "that an early version of the screenplay for the new Bond film SPECTRE is amongst ...


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