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The latest in the financial settlement game is in the works.
That’s right, the biggest movie franchise of all time is getting paid.
It’s the latest in a string of blockbuster deals that have made Hollywood richer over the past few years.
But now the industry is facing new pressures to change.
With movies like “Jurassic World,” “Black Panther” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” all getting a big-budget reboot, more big-name movie stars are stepping up to the plate.
While the studios are busy bringing more of their biggest stars to theaters, some of their big-ticket movies are getting a major rewrite.
That includes the blockbuster “The Interview,” which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
The big-screen reboot of “Jurgens best-selling thriller” is getting a rewrite that is being overseen by Paramount Pictures’ president of production, Amy Pascal.
The movie, which has earned $4.2 billion worldwide, will be re-shot with Rogen, Franco, Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence, and a new director is being added to the mix.
“We are excited to have Amy as our new director, and look forward to making her the most talented director we’ve ever worked with,” Pascal said in a statement.
The movie will now be written by Rogen’s producer, Mark Johnson.
“Jurgen” will reunite the cast of the first three installments with Rotten Tomatoes scores of 86 percent positive, 90 percent positive and 92 percent positive reviews.
Rogen will star alongside James Franco as Jurgens wife, Annika, a high-profile member of the family.
Franco will play Jurgen’s son-in-law, Carl.
The film’s release date is now slated for November 4, 2019, and it’s not clear whether “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” will also be rebranded.
In April, Pascal announced the release date of “Xavier,” a remake of the 1990 movie starring James Franco.
The film was released in June 2018, and the studio has since been trying to find a new distributor for the movie.
The studio’s new movie slate includes the upcoming remake of “The Hangover Part II,” which is directed by J.J. Abrams.
It’s set to begin production in October.
The company is also making an attempt to reinvigorate the fortunes of its big-spending franchises with the release of “Gravity,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, who is being backed by the studio.
The new movie is slated to open in theaters on May 17, 2019.
The “Grizzly” reboot of the 1998 “The Hunger Games” series is set to release in theaters in February 2020.
The studio has already committed $1.2 million to the project, and DiCaprios character is set for a major role.
The reboot is being written by David Koepp, who has previously helmed movies like the “Dark Knight” franchise and “Pulp Fiction.”