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YA Novel ‘Wicked Lovely’ Gains Movie Momentum

deadline.com – The movie adaptation of the Melissa Marr novel Wicked Lovely has conjured up a second wind. Originally set up at Universal by Wild West Picture Show Productions, the project is now freed up and WWPSP has brought in indie production house Pukeko Pictures to produce and oversee special effects, and Weta Workshop for design and physical effects. 1 week 6 days ago via jackiechan
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Dakota Johnson To Star In, EP Romantic Drama ‘Forever, Interrupted’

deadline.com – Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson has lined up her next lit to screen project. She’s attached to star in a film adaptation of Forever, Interrupted, the debut novel by author Taylor Jenkins Reid about Elsie, a young woman who elopes after a whirlwind romance and forges an unlikely relationship with her mother-in-law after her husband suddenly dies. 1 week 6 days ago via brucelee
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Guillermo del Toro Will Make a Black and White Film Before ‘Pacific Rim 2′

feedproxy.google.com – On one hand, it’s great to see the partnership between Legendary and Guillermo del Toro keeping the director in a state of constant production. From Pacific Rim to Crimson Peak to Pacific Rim 2 (with The Strain pilot in there, too) del Toro has been going non-stop. The only downside is that he’s doing big movies. 2 weeks 18 hours ago via donnieyen
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Green Day's Mike Dirnt to Produce Indie Film 'Crickets' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Alfredo Botello wrote the script about two estranged brothers, one of whom is dying of a terminal illness. 2 weeks 18 hours ago via donnieyen
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US Adaptation of 'Death Note' Gets New Director

fearnet.com – According to The Tracking Board, the long gestating US adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note may be getting new director. Shane Black (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Iron Man 3) had been attached to direct for the last couple years, but now that he is working on the Predator reboot sequel it appears he has had to drop out. 2 weeks 19 hours ago via jackiechan
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Warner Bros. Circles Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch'

movieweb.com – Warner Bros. has plans to adapt Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch. Although they haven't acquired the rights as of yet, the studio is the frontrunner after putting in a competitive offer.The story follows Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, who survives an accident that kills his mother. He survives the tragedy and steals Carel Fabritius' famous painting The Goldfinch. 2 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Sony Pictures Animation Developing ‘Superbago’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Sony Pictures Animation is developing a stop-motion “Superbago” movie with “Robot Chicken” exec producers/animators John Harvatine and Eric Towner directing. Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, “Napoleon Dynamite” director Jared Hess and Eric Robinson are producing. Hess, Ricky Blitt, Hubbel Palmer and Chris Bowman are writing “Superbago,” centering on a pair of superhero wannabes. 2 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Universal Wants Dwayne Johnson For Robert Ludlum's Bourne-esque Franchise 'The Janson Directive'

fb.indiewire.com – Tell me if this sounds familiar: a former special ops agent leaves his government gig and goes into business for himself, taking on cases that he believes will help those in need. So sort of a bit of Jason Bourne mixed with Jack Reacher? Sounds about right, and perhaps it's no shocker that "The Janson Directive" comes from the pen of 'Bourne' writer Robert Ludlum. 2 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Disney Planning Live Action 'Dumbo' Movie with 'Transformers' Writer

movieweb.com – Walt Disney Pictures has chosen its latest classic animated movie to update with a live action retelling. Transformers writer Ehren Kruger has been hired to pen a fresh take on Dumbo for the studio, with Justin Springer producing.Ehren Kruger is co-producing the movie, with a story that revolves around a lovable elephant who is constantly teased for his big ears. 2 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Universal Eyeing Dwayne Johnson for Bourne-Like Robert Ludlum Franchise

comingsoon.net – Universal Pictures has had such huge success with the "Jason Bourne" series starring first Matt Damon and then Jeremy Renner, that it was only time before they went back to Bourne creator Robert Ludlum looking for more material. According to Variety, the studio has bought the rights to Ludlum's 2002 post-humous release The Janson Directive and are in early negotiations with Dwayne Johnson, once known as the professional wrestler "The Rock," to lead what they hope will be another franchise. 2 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Ridley Scott Sticking with the Bible to Produce 'David' Post-Goliath

feedproxy.google.com – With the first trailer for Exodus: Gods & Kings on the way, we've got news that Ridley Scott will be sticking with the Bible to produce a new film for 20th Century Fox. Variety has word that Scott will reteam with Chernin Entertainment for David, a film inspired by the character from the well-known tale of David and Goliath. 2 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Fox, Scott Free and Chernin Reteam on Biblical King David Film (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Though their first collaboration on the Moses tale “Exodus: Gods and Kings” doesn’t bow till December, 20th Century Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Ridley Scott are already looking to reteam on another Old Testament character, David. Sources tell Variety that Fox has tapped Jonathan Stokes to pen an untitled pic a film inspired by the character... 2 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Disney Developing Live Action ‘Dumbo’ Movie

variety.com – Disney is developing a live action “Dumbo,” based on the animated classic of 1941. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” scribe Ehren Kruger is writing the script that will build a family tale around the circus elephant who is ridiculed for his enormous ears and learns to fly through the help of his only true friend, a... 2 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Creatures Teased in New Image

movieweb.com – Universal Studios recently launched Diagon Alley inside it's Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando's Island of Adventure, and nestled inside this expansive world is our first glimpse at the creatures who will be brought to life in the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.Take a look at this sneak peek, located in the Magical Menagerie shop in Diagon Alley where the creatures are hidden in the overhead shelves. 2 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Guillermo del Toro: 'I could make At the Mountains of Madness as PG-13'

rss.feedsportal.com – Guillermo del Toro could return to At the Mountains of Madness project. 2 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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