deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: MGM has acquired Let’s Get Married, a comic pitch that will be fast tracked as a star vehicle for Jillian Bell. Bell, who stars in Comedy Central’s Workaholics and HBO’s Eastbound & Down, as well as Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and Inherent Vice, is writing the script with Charlotte Newhouse, her scripting partner on Idiot Sitter at Comedy Central. 6 hours 27 min ago via jetli
feedproxy.google.com – The late 80s and early 90s were a golden age of ridiculous action movies that were so cheesy and bad, to look at them with modern eyes makes one wonder just what was going through everyone involved’s heads when they made them. For whatever reason the world was hungry for action during that period though, and the more faux badass the hero was and the more unbelievable the violence was, the better. 2 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
2:52 PM 11/25/2013 by Jeff Giles
Someone finally spun the giant remake dartboard in the MGM executive suite hard enough to make it spin all the way around to Road House, so -- like it or not -- plans are afoot to turn the totally '80s cult classic into a hit for a new generation.
feedproxy.google.com – The family of Kevin McClory, reputed to have proposed the idea of making 007 films, sells its stake in the iconic character.James Bond rights are finally secure after a half-century-long battle, 25 films, billions of dollars in box office and quite a few vanquished villains intent on global control. On Friday, Danjaq, LLC, the producer of James Bond films, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the longtime distributor of the Bond films, announced they had reached a settlement with the estate of Kevin McClory. 3 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
deadline.com – MGM and the producer of the James Bond movies have finally acquire all of the rights to the 007 franchise. After a legal battle royale that has gone on over 50 years, the studio and Danjaq today announced that they now have acquired all of the rights and interest to the British spy held by Kevin McClory and his estate. 3 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
7:33 PM 11/6/2013 by Jeff Giles
If it seems to you that the dismal failure of R.I.P.D. should have taught Hollywood that filmgoers aren't terribly interested in watching supernatural/law & order mashup movies, then congratulations! You're sane. Which is to say you don't work in the major studio system.
variety.com – Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in the MGM supernatural pic, “Seal Team 666.” Evan Spiliotopoulos is penning the script with Johnson’s former assistant, Hiram Garcia, producing. Johnson will exec produce along with his manager, Dany Garcia, as well as Brendan Deneen and Peter Joseph of Macmillan Films. Story follows a group of Navy Seals... 5 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
5:30 PM 11/4/2013 by Jeff Giles
The first installment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy made boatloads of cash last year, but it wasn't really the surefire critical smash that Jackson was probably looking for. Between widespread whining about the movie's length and pacing, and the brouhaha that erupted over Jackson's decision to push for screenings in 48fps, it's probably fair to say that enthusiasm for the second installment, the upcoming The Hobbit: