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  • Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021
Director Christopher Nolan poses during a photo call at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France on May 12, 2018. After a public fallout over release strategy with Warner Bros., Nolan’s next film, about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atom bomb, will be released by Universal Pictures. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

After a public fallout over release strategy with Warner Bros., Christopher Nolan's next film, about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atom bomb, will be released by Universal Pictures. 

Representatives for the studio confirmed Tuesday that Universal has acquire the rights to finance and distribute Nolan's not-yet-titled film. Deadline Hollywood first reported the deal.

Nolan also wrote the film's script about the theoretical physicist. Production is expected to begin early next year. 

With only a handful of exceptions, Warner Bros. had long been home to Nolan going back to 2002's "Insomnia." With the studio he made "The Dark Knight" trilogy, the best-picture nominee "Dunkirk," the 2010 mind-bender "Inception" and 2020's time-traveling "Tenet." (Warner Bros. handled international distribution on 2006's "The Prestige" and 2014's "Interstellar.")

Last year, Warner Bros. launched "Tenet" in theaters in September More

  • Monday, Sep. 13, 2021
This March 19, 2018, file photo shows Apple's App Store app. Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition. The maker of the popular Fortnite video game said in a court filing Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, that it will take the ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition.

The maker of the popular Fortnite video game said in a court filing Sunday that it will take the ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

In a 185-page decision rendered Friday, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ordered Apple to dismantle a lucrative part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run iPhone app store, but she rejected Epic's allegations that Apple ran a monopoly.

Epic's notice of appeal said it would appeal the final judgment "and all orders leading to or producing that judgment."

The ruling continues to chip away at the so-called "walled garden" that Apple has built around its crown jewel, the iPhone, and its app store, without toppling it completely.

The decision also provided Apple with some More

  • Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021
In this April 14, 2020 file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
LONDON (AP) -- 

Facebook has criticized the U.K. competition watchdog's provisional decision ordering that it sell off Giphy because it said the acquisition of the company stifles competition for animated images. 

The social network's strongly worded response to the Competition and Markets Authority sets the stage for a battle over the future of Giphy. 

In the Wednesday (9/8)  letter, Facebook said the watchdog's decision contained "fundamental errors." The U.S. company questioned whether the authority's call to sell Giphy after acquiring it last year would be effective or enforceable. 

"The CMA's complete divestiture remedy is grossly unreasonable and disproportionate," Facebook said. 

Giphy's library of short looping videos, or GIFs, are a popular tool for internet users sending messages or posting on social media.

The watchdog opened an investigation into the acquisition shortly after Facebook announced the deal reportedly worth $ More

  • Friday, Sep. 10, 2021
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Tony Leung, left, and Fala Chen in a scene from "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." (Marvel Studios via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

The day for day-and-date releases has passed — at least for the Walt Disney Co.'s upcoming releases.

The studio on Friday announced that all of its remaining films this year will open exclusively theatrically. That includes the Marvel release "Eternals" (Nov. 5), Ridley Scott's "The Last Duel" (Oct. 15), the animated release "Ron's Gone Wrong" (Oct. 22), Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" (Dec. 10) and the Kingsman sequel "The King's Man" (Dec. 22).

All of the films will have a minimum run of 45 days in theaters before streaming, though "Encanto" will head to Disney+ after 30 days.

Disney accounted for 38% of domestic moviegoing in 2019 and holds enormous sway in the industry. Its commitment to theatrical releases, after experimenting throughout the pandemic, was sure to be a huge relief for cinema owners and a sign of restoring some normality in moviegoing this fall. 

For much of 2021, with a few notable exceptions, Disney More

  • Friday, Sep. 10, 2021
In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, director George Miller arrives at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2016 Outstanding Directors Awards held at the Arlington Theatre, in Santa Barbara, Calif. The “Mad Max: Fury Road” prequel “Furiosa” isn’t speeding into theaters anytime soon. The film’s release date was pushed back a year — to May 24, 2024, Warner Bros. said Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Miller is returning to write and direct the film. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

The "Mad Max: Fury Road" prequel "Furiosa" isn't speeding into theaters anytime soon. The film's release date was pushed back a year — to May 24, 2024, Warner Bros. said Friday. It had originally been set for June 2023. 

George Miller is returning to write and direct the film, which is being touted as Australia's biggest production ever. "The Queen's Gambit" star Anya Taylor-Joy is set to play the title role, which Charlize Theron originated in "Fury Road." Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also star. 

"Mad Max: Fury Road" had a famously turbulent production, but out of the fires came a critical hit that went on to score 10 Oscar nominations, including for best picture and best director, winning six. Yet it was still in the red after over $375 million in global grosses. 

The studio also said Friday that the new adaptation of "Salem's Lot" will hit theaters on Sept. 9, 2022. 

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