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Adam Rifkin Eyes ‘Peeps’ Classic Candy Treats For Animated Film & TV Franchise

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: The classic Peeps marshmallow candies could be making the leap from Easter baskets to the big screen via filmmaker Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City, Underdog), who has optioned film and TV rights to the sugary confections along with his producing partners Brent Tinter and Brian E. Rochlin. Bethlehem, PA-based candy company Just Born moves $2 billion of the baby chicks and bunny-shaped treats a year domestically and has started to branch out into Peeps-themed merchandising in recent years. 16 hours 24 min ago via theothersenhman
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New Regency & Plan B Go Genre By Acquiring ‘3 Videotapes’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: New Regency, RatPac Entertainment and Plan B have acquired 3 Videotapes, a pitch by Ian McCulloch that puts both companies in the low-budget genre game. The film is an elevated thriller with aspects of The Ring and Memento. RatPac’s Brett Ratner is executive producer. New Regency’s Arnon Milchan and Brad Weston brought in Plan B last fall after they collaborated on Best Picture winner 12 Years A Slave. 22 hours 54 min ago via theothersenhman
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Simon Kinberg Says That The Classic Cast Won’t Return For X-Men: Apocalypse

wegotthiscovered.com – For those who are thrilled that they’re getting the chance to see actors like Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen reprise their X-Men roles, we have some bad news. X-Men: Days of Future Past will likely be the only time that you get to see the classic cast again. The next film in the franchise, X-Men: 1 day 20 hours ago via donnieyen
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Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks May Reteam For Cold War Thriller

fb.indiewire.com – Another day, another Thing That Steven Spielberg Might Direct. The past few months has seen the filmmaker get linked to a bunch of projects as he continues to figure what his followup to "Lincoln" will be."Montezuma,"a possible "West Side Story" remakeand the religious drama"The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara," and so here's another one, but boosted by the possibility he'll be reteaming with a longtime collaborator.

1 day 23 hours ago via jetli
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Exclusive: Nicholas Stoller Could Direct Seth Rogen/Kevin Hart Buddy Comedy

feedproxy.google.com – There’s been nothing but good buzz, and rightfully so, for Nicholas Stoller‘s Neighbors. The May 9 release starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron is likely to be one of the biggest comedies of the summer. Coming off that, Stoller has a bunch of projects in the works. He’s producing and writing the animated films Captain Underpants and Storks.

1 day 23 hours ago via jetli
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Spielberg Circling Several Projects, Cold War Thriller Among Them

deadline.com – Sister publication Variety reporting Tom Hanks wants to star for Steven Spielberg in an untitled thriller scripted by Matt Charman. Not sure if this will be next, as DreamWorks poured cold water on the Cold War project when Deadline inquired a couple weeks ago after hearing it might be next for Spielberg. 1 day 23 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Quentin Tarantino May Shoot ‘Hateful Eight’ Script After All

screenrant.com – If Quentin Tarantino favors one genre above all others, it’s the Western. Even when he’s not making Western films, he’s referencing them, whether in the chop-sockey martial arts homage of Kill Bill or in the split-narrative meanderings of Pulp Fiction. Such is his love for Western iconography that, after his first foray into the archetype back in 2012 with Djano Unchained, Tarantino decided months ago to make yet another Western as a follow-up. 2 days 1 hour ago via theothersenhman
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Simon Kinberg Discusses The Expanded Universe's Role In STAR WARS Spin-Offs

comicbookmovie.com – So, as we'd previously assumed, it sounds as if fans of the Expanded Universe shouldn't expect to see any of those stories have an impact on what we see in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII or beyond. However, the fact that they are at least turning to those for inspiration should come as good news to many, but are you still disappointed that after so many comics, books and video games set in that world, that none of it is canon in the film series? 2 days 6 hours ago via donnieyen
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A "Farscape" Movie Is In The Works

darkhorizons.com – Rockne O'Bannon, creator and showrunner of the sci-fi TV series "Farscape," has confirmed that a film version of the show is happening after all. Back in February came word of the property's potential revival as a film. O'Bannon, who has since gone on to co-create the likes of of "Warehouse 13" and "Revolution," finally confirmed the news at a panel at this weekend's WonderCon.

2 days 7 hours ago via jackiechan

What's Popping: 'Pirates 5,' 'Mrs. Doubtfire 2,' 'Robopocalypse,' 'Jobs,' 'Die Hard 6'

6:51 PM 4/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
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Perhaps seeing opportunity in the dearth of cross-dressing comedies in today's cinemas, Fox 2000 has set Elf's David Berenbaum to write the script for Mrs. Doubtfire 2. Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are on board for the sequel, but Mara Wilson has expressed her strong disinterest.
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