variety.com – Having already worked together on the forthcoming “Hercules,” Paramount and MGM look ready to join forces on another famous character. Sources tell Variety Paramount will co-produce and distribute MGM’s upcoming remake of “Ben-Hur.” Timur Bekmambetov (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) is directing the project from a script by Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” scribe John Ridley. 1 day 5 hours ago via donnieyen
1:51 PM 4/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
In 2009, as the Twilight books were just beginning their billion-dollar assault on theaters and Hollywood's current thirst for YA franchises was still mostly a tickle in Harry Potter's throat, novelist Gayle Forman scored a critically lauded bestseller with If I Stay, the story of a girl who finds herself forced to choose between life and death after her seemingly perfect existence is shattered by sudden tragedy.
Universal Says ‘Section 6′ Not Even Green Lit & No Bond Rip-Off In Response To MGM & 007 Producer Lawsuit
deadline.com – Looks like Universal have brought their own legal license to kill on board in the Section 6 lawsuit with MGM and James Bond producer Danjaq – in more ways than one. Just over week after being hit by a multi-claim copyright infringement suit by the duo, the studio has responded and they’ve brought a top operative in Bert Fields to handle things for them. 1 week 3 days ago via brucelee
3:18 PM 4/4/2014 by Jeff Giles
MGM scored a casting coup when they hired Oscar-winner Javier Bardem to play the bad guy in Skyfall, and now it sounds like they're close to pulling off another one with the 24th entry in the well-traveled James Bond franchise: Variety reports that Chiwetel Ejiofor is the frontrunner for the job.
variety.com – MGM and James Bond producers Danjaq have filed a copyright infringement suit against NBCUniversal claiming that the studio’s “Section 6″ feature project is a rip off of the lucrative 007 franchise. The suit, filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, also names screenwriter Aaron Berg. “This lawsuit concerns a motion picture project,... 2 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
3:17 PM 3/31/2014 by Jeff Giles
When last we saw the Pink Panther franchise, it was making young children laugh (and critics groan) with a pair of Steve Martin-led efforts to resuscitate the bumbling Inspector Clouseau character who was played so memorably by Peter Sellers in the original Panther films. The new-look Panther movies made money, but nobody was really all that excited about them, so the series went back into storage -- until recently, when MGM decided to hit the reboot button one more time.
variety.com – MGM’s is looking to reboot “The Pink Panther,” tapping David Silverman to helm the live-action/animated hybrid pic. This pic will not focus the famous Inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers and later by Roberto Benigni and Steve Martin, but rather on the animated panther that appeared in the opening credits and eventually had its... 3 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan