RKSS Tapped to Direct Upcoming ‘Amos Daragon’ Film (Exclusive)

RKSS Canadian trio RKSS will direct the upcoming live-action film adaption of “Amos Daragon,” TheWrap has learned. Originally a 12-book series by Canadian author Bryan Perro, “Amos Daragon” has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date and has been translated into more than 15 languages. “Amos Daragon” follows the adventures of the 12-year-old title character, … Read more

Annapurna Acquires Boots Riley’s ‘Sorry to Bother You’

sundance Annapurna announced Thursday that it has picked up the Sundance telemarketer drama “Sorry to Bother You,” which is the directorial debut of Boots Riley and produced by Forest Whitaker’s Significants Productions, the studio behind Ryan Coogler’s debut feature film, “Fruitvale Station,” The film follows a black telemarketer in Oakland with self-esteem issues who finds a … Read more

Mysterious letter sent to police station was allegedly written by 1962 Alcatraz escapee

A mysterious letter sent to the San Francisco Police Department in 2013 by a man who claimed to have escaped from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was just obtained by local television station KPIX.Prisoners John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris became the stuff of legends after escaping from the maximum-security California jail in 1962.The trio of bank robbers made their notorious … Read more

Michigan State University President Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Assault Scandal

Lou Anna Simon resigned on Wednesday after 13 years as president of Michigan State University in the wake of a massive sexual assault scandal involving the disgraced sports team doctor Larry Nassar.Lou Anna Simon resigned on Wednesday after 13 years as president of Michigan State University in the wake of a massive sexual assault scandal involving the disgraced sports … Read more

Trump says he would consider TPP with ‘better deal’

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would consider re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact if he got a “substantially better” deal. Trump, who withdrew the U.S. from the agreement by executive order in one of his first acts as president, made the comments about the trade deal to CWorld News on the sidelines of … Read more

Presidents Club scandal offers glimpse inside London’s macho business culture

LONDON — If 2018 was supposed to be the year that the #MeToo campaign finally changed women’s experiences for the better, it got off to a bad start in Britain. Only days after Oprah Winfrey declared that the “time is up” for men who abuse their power, hundreds of millionaires and corporate executives sat down … Read more

Global annihilation is now two minutes away on Doomsday Clock

We are now just two minutes away from the apocalypse — thanks largely to President Donald Trump. That was the dire warning Thursday from the atomic scientists who run the metaphorical Doomsday Clock — and who have moved the hands 30 seconds closer to midnight, which represents the moment the world could be annihilated by … Read more

Jack White bans cellphones at concerts for ‘100% human experience’

Sign up for the NEWS newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.Let our news meet your inboxBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.In the last few years, some of the biggest names in music have rallied behind a simple message for their adoring … Read more

Danger looms as volcano spews miles-high columns of ash in the Philippines

Sign up for the NEWS newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.Let our news meet your inboxNewsDanger looms as volcano spews miles-high columns of ash in the PhilippinesMount Mayon has been acting up for more than a week, ejecting ash and lava fountains nearly two miles from the crater. The Mayon volcano spews ash … Read more