Ryan Reynolds teases ‘Deadpool 2’ extended cut at Comic-Con

Ryan Reynolds attends the “Deadpool 2” panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 21, 2018, in San Diego. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Updated 22 July 2018

Ryan Reynolds teases ‘Deadpool 2’ extended cut at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO: Ryan Reynolds has made a triumphant return to San Diego Comic-Con Saturday to promote the release of a “Deadpool 2” extended cut.
Speaking to a packed Hall H audience, Reynolds said that the first “Deadpool” was made because of the people in the room.
The enthusiasm around footage shown at the comic book convention in 2014 convinced the studio to make it.
The second movie, Reynolds deadpanned, was made because of “corporate greed and a splash of destiny.” The two films have made over $1.5 billion worldwide.
The “Deadpool 2: Super Duper Cut” features alternate jokes, extended and deleted scenes. Reynolds said that they shot so many alternate versions of every joke that they could basically release a different film.
“Deadpool 2” will be available on blu-ray on Aug. 21.

‘Shams Al-Maaref’ (The Book of Sun) to premiere at Red Sea film festival

Updated 17 February 2020

‘Shams Al-Maaref’ (The Book of Sun) to premiere at Red Sea film festival

  • Film supported by the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation through the Tamheed Fund

JEDDAH: The Saudi feature film ‘Shams Al-Maaref’ (The Book of Sun) will have its world premiere when the Red Sea International Film Festival opens in Jeddah on March 12.

The film directed by Faris Godus, which is produced and topbilled by his brother Suhaib, is also entered in the festival’s In Competition category.

‘Shams Al-Maaref’ captures the spirit of a generation whose lives were transformed by the Internet. Set in 2010, high school senior Husam (Baraa Alem) finds himself drawn into the world of video production, an obsession that takes his focus away from the ordinary pursuits of high school and teenage life.

His best friend Maan (Ismail Alhasan), their one-time foe Ibrahim (Ahmed Saddam) and teacher Orabi (Sohayb Godus) also become preoccupied with the online world and the possibility of a medium that comes to represent freedom to them. The group set out to produce a no-budget horror movie – a wild adventure of self-expression and creativity that their families believe will put their futures at risk.

The Godus brothers came to fame through their efforts in projects such as Telfaz 11 and their acclaimed short film ‘Depressing Scene’ (2016) and the Saudi Ramadan TV series ‘Another Planet’.

The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation supported the film, bestowing a $500,000 production grant via the Tamheed Fund, a one-time award for emerging Saudi filmmakers. The film is one of a number backed by the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation’s broad slate of grants and funds.

Festival Director Mahmoud Sabbagh commented: “An insider’s look at the origins of new cinema in Saudi Arabia, ‘Shams Al-Maaref’ (The Book of Sun) is a fitting opening to the Kingdom’s first-ever international film festival. The Godus brothers have created a testament to the passionate community of pioneering filmmakers, who have inspired and drive Saudi cinema culture.”