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Cary Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for release in 2020


September 20, 2018

US filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the next James Bond movie, set for worldwide release on February 14, 2020, the franchise’s producers said Thursday after British director Danny Boyle quit the project last month. Fukunaga, who had not been tipped for the role, will become the first American to direct a movie in the storied spy franchise, which began …

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Is Tiger Shroff making his Hollywood debut with a big action film?


September 20, 2018

Tiger Shroff has established himself as an action hero in Bollywood but it seems like the actor has some even bigger plans up his sleeve. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the actor is all set to take his death-defying stunts (and all that muscle!) to Hollywood. The 28-year-old actor has caught the eye of a top Hollywood producer, Lawrence …

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Space Jam 2 has been confirmed


September 20, 2018

Two months ago, basketball superstar LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, he’s taking on Hollywood in a big way. The long-awaited sequel to Space Jam — the 1996 live action-animated film starring NBA legends Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing — is finally moving forward. King James’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment, on Wednesday tweeted an image of …

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Anger as Turkey jails 24 over airport protests


September 20, 2018

ISTANBUL: Turkish activists and the opposition on Wednesday expressed outrage after a court jailed 24 workers ahead of a trial over their actions in protests against labour conditions at Istanbul’s giant new airport. Activists said that the authorities should be listening to the workers’ grievances rather than jailing them as work continues at breakneck speed to ensure the facility is …

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Varun Dhawan told Alia Bhatt to charge more money for her work


September 19, 2018

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are buddies who ventured into Bollywood together with Student of the Year. Six years later, the two have become some of the most sought-after actors in the industry but that doesn’t mean their career trajectory has been identical; Varun revealed that a gender pay disparity does exist in Bollywood. All praise for Bhatt, whom he’s …

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Nazia Hassan’s former husband dismisses making a film on her


September 19, 2018

] The life of late Pakistani singing sensation Nazia Mirza, regarded as the Queen of Pop, was reported to be made into a film by her ex-husband Ishtiaq Baig, something that Zoheb Hassan had taken an immediate notice of. Taking to social media, Zoheb warned of legal action against the former husband of the deceased star, stating that this was …

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ECC okays up to 143pc increase in gas tariff


September 18, 2018

ISLAMABAD: In a major decision, the government finally approved up to 143 per cent increase in natural gas tariff with immediate effect on Monday having a cumulative financial impact of about Rs116 billion. The decision to increase gas rates for all consumer categories was taken at a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet in a manner …

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Landslide buries relief centre in Philippines; 3m evacuated in China


September 18, 2018

ITOGON: Philippine rescuers on Monday searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China. The confirmed death toll across the northern Philippines, where the main island of Luzon was mauled by fierce winds and rain, reached 65 and was …

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No progress on revision of capital’s master plan


September 17, 2018

ISLAMABAD: It has been four months since the Capital Development Authority (CDA) board decided to hire a consultant for the much-needed first revision of Islamabad’s master plan. But so far there has been no progress on the move as the civic agency is looking towards the federal government to form a commission which is a prerequisite for appointing a consultant. …

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US Defence Secretary Mattis could be ‘replaced’: NYT report


September 16, 2018

NEW YORK: The popular US defence secretary Jim Mattis could be out of a job after the mid-term elections as President Donald Trump is said to be unhappy with the man he calls “mad dog” reported The New York Times on Saturday. According to NYT’s Pentagon reporter, “over the last four months alone, the president and the defence chief have …

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