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Akiva Goldsman to Produce ‘Space Invaders’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Warner Bros. has acquired feature films rights to the classic 1980s arcade game “Space Invaders,” which has recruited some high-profile producers. Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell have come on to produce through Weed Road and Safehouse Picutres, respectively. Matt Schwartz, VP of Weed Road/Safe House, helped track down and secure the rights, while WB exec Jesse Ehrman will oversee the project for the studio. 1 week 4 days ago via brucelee
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Paramount Sets F. Javier Gutiérrez To Helm ‘Ring’ Threequel

deadline.com – Paramount has hired F. Javier Gutiérrez to direct the third movie in its The Ring series, marking the Spanish filmmaker’s second studio genre franchise after Relativity and The Weinstein Co. tapped him to reboot The Crow in another hotly contested helmer search. The Ring threequel is being produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. 1 week 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Ridley Scott to Produce and Possibly Direct 'The Devil in the Kitchen'

movieweb.com – Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi have picked up rights to chef Marco Pierre White's 2010 memoir entitled The Devil In The Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness And The Making Of A Great Chef.Marco Pierre White is a chain-smoking, pot-throwing rock-star chef that is a legend in the world of food. 1 week 4 days ago via donnieyen
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‘Moonfall’ Spec Heating Up as Darren Aronofsky Considers Sci-Fi Project (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – David Weil's sci-fi spec script “Moonfall” has Hollywood buzzing this week, having piqued the interest of several top filmmakers including producer Darren Aronofsky, multiple individuals familiar with the situation have told TheWrap. Represented by CAA and Unified Management, Weil (pictured left) is an up-and-coming writer whose script, “Half Heard in the Stillness,” was voted to the 2013 Black List of Hollywood's most liked unproduced screenplays. 1 week 5 days ago via jetli
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Guillermo Del Toro Wanted For Universal’s Frankenstein

wegotthiscovered.com – Just yesterday, we reported that Universal had enlisted the help of producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to revitalize its classic movie monsters, and now it appears that the studio already has a director in mind for what’s sure to be one of its first stabs at bringing those cinema icons back to the big screen. 1 week 5 days ago via donnieyen
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MGM Acquires Terry Hayes Thriller ‘I Am Pilgrim’

deadline.com – MGM has landed feature film rights to screenwriter Terry Hayes’ debut novel, the just-released espionage thriller I Am Pilgrim. The scribe, whose film credits include Payback, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Dead Calm, will adapt his book, and Lloyd Braun will produce the film through his Whalerock Industries. 1 week 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Universal Rebooting Classic Monster Movies As New Cinematic Universe

screenrant.com – For a while there’s been (unsubstantiated) talk about Universal possibly rebooting its many classic monster movie franchises (Dracula, Frankenstein, etc.) to form a cohesive cinematic universe – going back to when powerhouse duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci got involved with projects like The Mummy and the Van Helsing reboot. 1 week 6 days ago via brucelee
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Duncan Jones Says He May Try To Make His Passion Project ‘Mute’ After ‘Warcraft’

fb.indiewire.com – Kubrick had his “Napoleon” opus, Jodorowsky couldn’t conquer "Dune," Orson Welles couldn’t venture into “Heart of Darkness” and Terry Gilliam is still tilting at windmills in his hopes to mount “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” (which he may or may not make next year). Almost every filmmaker of repute has a passion project he couldn’t get off the ground (here’s a recent feature The 25 Greatest Movies Never Made). 1 week 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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‘Planet of the Apes 3′: Where Should the Series Go Next?

feedproxy.google.com – Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Circulating the Internet today are details on how Dawn of the Planet of the Apes nearly ended. There was a battleship involved, and there’s actually a shot of it in the trailer. The image, combined with the fact that it was a kind of cliffhanger moment reminds me of the conclusion of Resident Evil: 2 weeks 3 hours ago via theothersenhman
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'Power Rangers' Movie Enlists 'X-Men' Writers (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Additionally, Roberto Orci is joining the film as an executive producer and will develop the story with Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. 2 weeks 5 hours ago via brucelee
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Lionsgate Takes on Tale of Boston Marathon Survivor Jeff Bauman (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Lionsgate has launched development of “Stronger,” the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the attack. The project has been set up with Mandeville Films principals Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman along with Scott Silver, while Peter McGuigan will exec produce. Lieberman and Hoberman produced “The Fighter,” which Silver... 2 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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'Grey's Anatomy' Writer Tapped to Adapt Drug Smuggling Movie for George Clooney (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Debora Cahn will adapt "Coronado High" for Columbia, which Clooney is producing with his Smokehouse partner Grant Heslov. 2 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Roberto Orci says he's 'not officially involved' in 'Amazing Spider-Man 3'

hitfix.com – Roberto Orci has stated that he's "not officially involved" in "Amazing Spider-Man 3.' Where does that put the franchise? And what of Sony's Spidey "brain trust? 2 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Katherine Heigl Wants to Do a 27 Dresses Sequel

feedproxy.google.com – Contrary to what she may have said about overindulging in her love of making rom-coms, Katherine Heigl has not cut them out of her life. She happily talked up two of her most iconic at the NBC summer TCA press tour party Sunday night. One in a gaggle of reporters ... 2 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Hellboy 3 Probably Not Happening

ign.com – For those of you making sacrifices to the gods for the chance of a Hellboy 3, you may be disappointed; Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army director Guillermo del Toro has revealed that he doesn't think the movie will happen, due to a lack of financing. The director also gave away the possible plot details of the finale that may never be.

2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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