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Universal, Imagine Acquire Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Chronicles' Book Series

feedproxy.google.com – The acquisition encompasses the entire body of existing and future novels in the series. 2 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Lonely Island, Judd Apatow Set Music-Themed Comedy At Universal

deadline.com – Universal has picked up a new untitled feature project from comedy trio The Lonely Island. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone will star in and produce the feature set in the world of music. They’ll be joined by Judd Apatow, who’s aboard to produce for his Judd Apatow Productions banner.

2 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Anne Rice's ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Series Lands at Universal, Imagine

thewrap.com – Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to author Anne Rice's novels in “The Vampire Chronicles” series for Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment to produce with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The deal ensures that Universal and Imagine will have an entire body of existing and future novels in Rice's “The Vampire Chronicles” series, including the adapted screenplay for “Tale of the Body Thief,” written by Rice's son, author Christopher Rice. 2 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Universal, Imagine Lock Rights To Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’

deadline.com – BREAKING: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, and Brian Grazer have acquired rights to Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles in a juicy deal that spans the entire library of Rice’s bloodsucker series. In addition to Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series, which previously spawned feature adaptations Interview with the Vampire and Queen of the Damned at rival Warner Bros., the deal gives Universal and Imagine access to the adapted screenplay for Tale of the Body Thief by Rice’s son Christopher Rice and future novels in the series, including the upcoming Prince Lestat. 2 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Star Wars: Episode VII Star Daisy Ridley Sticking Around For The Rest Of The Trilogy

cinemablend.com – It seems like we're always learning something new about Star Wars: Episode VII, and the particular details about it that are being shrouded in secrecy. While we've been drip fed little things here and there, and nothing has been confirmed or officially announced involving the story, or more importantly who the scads of cast members new to the franchise are playing. 2 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Alcon in Negotiations to Rescue Larry Sher's Adult Comedy ‘Bastards’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Alcon Entertainment is in negotiations to finance and produce “Bastards,” an R-rated comedy written by Justin Malen that Paramount has put into turnaround, TheWrap has learned. Veteran cinematographer Larry Sher (“The Hangover”) remains attached to direct, and should a deal close, Warner Bros. would distribute the film under its output deal with Alcon.

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Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon Team On ‘Big Little Lies’ Rights Deal

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films production banner, along with Reese Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard, have optioned screen rights to The New York Times best-selling Big Little Lies. The Oscar-winning actresses will shape the novel by Liane Moriarty as a star vehicle for themselves. Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea and Blossom partner Per Saari will produce with Kidman and Witherspoon.

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‘The Monster Squad’ Remake Is Officially Dead

feedproxy.google.com – In 1987, director Fred Dekker released The Monster Squad. The film was a major box office disappointment but caught fire on home video, gaining fans over the years. Decades later, it’s a cult classic with a dedicated, passionate fan base. That fan base willed the film onto DVD and caught the attention of Hollywood. 2 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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Paramount Insurge to Bring 'WorldStarHipHop' to Big Screen

feedproxy.google.com – Ian Edelman, the creator-writer behind HBO's "How to Make It in America," is writing the screenplay and is poised to direct the film based on the popular hip-hop website. 2 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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‘Captain America 3′ Set “A Couple Years” After ‘The Winter Solider’

feedproxy.google.com – We’re still almost a year from seeing how Captain America: The Winter Soldier will change the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but talk has already turned to the film following the Avengers sequel. Ant-Man will follow a few months later, and then in May 2016, the Russo Brothers will release Captain America 3. 2 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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‘Frozen’ Director Jennifer Lee to Adapt ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ for Disney (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Jennifer Lee, who co-wrote and directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, has chosen her next project: “A Wrinkle in Time.” Lee will write the bigscreen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney in which children travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their missing scientist father. Published in 1962, “Wrinkle in Time”... 2 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Sony Will Add Female Superhero to Spider-Man Universe

variety.com – Executives at Sony have seen renderings for a female-driven superhero film that takes place in the Spider-Man universe — which several have called a passion project for co-chairman Amy Pascal. Although the script, penned by Lisa Joy, has yet to reveal which female character the film will center on, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have... 2 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Anthony Mackie reveals Captain America casting change plans

rss.feedsportal.com – The actor confirms Marvel Studios' rumoured plans for Chris Evans's replacement. 2 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Sony Launches Female Superhero Movie Mining Spider-Man Universe

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Having pushed the next installment of its Spider-Man franchise out of 2016 and into 2018, Sony Pictures is doing a top-to-bottom revamp of its most important property, insiders say. And that includes a female superhero movie which is being eyed for a 2017 release date, Deadline has learned. Sinister Six, the next installment from writer-director Drew Goddard, was announced in April and its release date revealed during this year’s Comic-Con. 2 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Darkseid Won't Appear Until JUSTICE LEAGUE Sequel?

comicbookmovie.com – Today, Devin from Badass Digest posted a new article titled, "Who Is Star-Lord’s Father?" In it, Devin drops a small but juicy nugget regarding the DC Comics' cinematic universe. According to him fans will have to wait a long time to see Superman's most formidable foe, Darkseid, on the big screen.

2 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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