Movie News: Development

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'Robin Hood' Remake with a New Spin Lands at Sony

movieweb.com – Sony Pictures has acquired a pitch for a new Robin Hood movie after a heated bidding war between several studio competitors such as Working Title Films and Paramount Pictures.Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter) and Jeremy Lott (Lore) brought their pitch to Sony, which was reportedly sold for a low seven-figure sum. 2 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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JK Rowling “Tweaking” ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Screenplay

feedproxy.google.com – Every day, conversations in the film community gravitate to how DC, Marvel and Lucasfilm are working on huge, interconnected universes on the big screen. Innumerable other franchises are emulating this blueprint too, whether it be the Universal Monsters or Ghostbusters. But a similar franchise largely kept out of the conversation is Harry Potter.

2 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
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Fox Buys Hot Sci-Fi Book 'The Dark Side' for Steve Zaillian to Produce (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The 'Exodus' writer, whose deal is at the studio, will produce with his Film Rites' partner Garrett Basch 2 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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Fox Wins Hot Frankfurt Book ‘The Dark Side’ For Film Rites To Produce

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Fox has preempted film rights to The Dark Side, the Anthony O'Neill book that has been the hot Frankfurt Book Fair title. Garrett Basch & Steve Zaillian's Film Rites will produce. The novel is in the spirit of Philip K. Dick's style, or Avatar or Blade Runner. It's an elevated sci-fi noir story set in the future here the moon is utilized as a penal colony. 2 weeks 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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Sony Near Deal for ‘Robin Hood’ Pitch (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – After a heated bidding war, Sony is in talks to acquire a pitch set in the world of “Robin Hood.” Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott brought the pitch to Sony and sources say it sold in the low seven-figure range. Sony had no comment. Plot details are vague other than that it’s a re-imagining of... 2 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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Ivan Reitman on Draft Day, letting go of Ghostbusters 3 and Triplets

rss.feedsportal.com – Draft Day director Ivan Reitman discusses his new American football drama. 3 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Robert Downey Jr. Wants Mel Gibson to Direct 'Iron Man 4'

movieweb.com – Deadline has a pretty extensive interview with Robert Downey Jr. about his new drama The Judge, and of course the topic of Iron Man 4 eventually rears its head. There has been a lot of back and forth about Downey's return in this standalone sequel. Will he do it? That is still not clear, as the actor gives a lengthy answer to the question. 3 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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X-Men: Apocalypse to Focus on Mystique

ign.com – X-Men: Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been discussing the next film in the franchise, explaining that X-Men: Apocalypse will focus on the relationship between Mystique and Beast, and calling it the final part in a trilogy for this particular generation of mutants. Speaking to Collider, Kinberg said “ is definitely the close of a trilogy for those First Class characters, which isn’t to say we won’t see them in future movies, hopefully we will, but it’s a completion of an arc for them. 3 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Ridley Scott-Produced Action Thriller 'Snow Leopard' Lands Writer (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Temple Hill, the shingle behind 'Maze Runner,' is also producing 3 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Charles Manson Family Novel ‘The Girls’ Bought By Producer Scott Rudin

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Producer Scott Rudin has acquired The Girls, a novel by first timer Emma Cline that has numerous publishing houses salivating for the literary rights auction that will happen shortly. Cline has an MFA from Columbia University, and she works in the fiction department of The New Yorker, and was awarded the 2014 Plimpton Prize for Fiction from The Paris Review, where her fiction and essays have been published.

3 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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‘Midnight Rider’ Director Randall Miller Trying To Start New Film About Aging Rocker

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Randall Miller, who is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of 27-year-old Sarah Jones on the set of his film Midnight Rider, has been quietly putting together another film project. The pic is called Slick Rock Trail – about a washed up, hopeless long-haired old rocker with addiction problems who shaves his head and drives to Utah in an effort to tie up loose ends in his personal life before he dies. 3 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Locke & Key Script "Half Written"

ign.com – oe Hill has been talking about the forthcoming film adaptation of his critically acclaimed comic Locke & Key, revealing that a script is half-written and rumoured to be great. The comic was originally filmed as a pilot for Fox, but when that wasn’t picked up, producer Alex Kurtzman wrestled the rights from the network and took them to Universal Pictures with plans to turn the tale of demons, alternate dimensions and magical keys into a movie trilogy.

3 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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‘I Am Legend’ Reboot in the Works

screenrant.com – The 2007 I Am Legend film – starring Will Smith – was so successful (it made nearly $600 million against a $150 million budget) that Warner Bros. attempted multiple times to produce a followup with Smith in it, despite the fact that his character did not survive the first film.

3 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Downey Jr. Teases "Iron Man 4" Again

darkhorizons.com – Robert Downey Jr. has once again teased the idea of reprising his Tony Stark character in a fourth "Iron Man" feature - unexpected considering "Iron Man 3" last year was tipped to be the end of the standalone films featuring the character. Asked about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor tells THR:

3 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Indiana Jones 5 Is Happening, Here's The Latest

cinemablend.com – Indiana Jones 5 is apparently finally going to happen, after several years of false starts, bogus rumors and alleged new casting announcements. And it looks like it's cinematographer Janusz Kaminski we have to thank for having a part in revealing that production on the fifth installment to the beloved franchise could soon become a reality. 3 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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