New Line Cinema News
collider.com – Production is underway on The Hobbit…again. Director Peter Jackson announced today that filming has resumed on the trilogy in New Zealand, as there’s still a bit of footage yet to be captured in order to fill the J.R.R. Tolkein adaptation out to three films. While originally envisioned as a two-film adaptation, Jackson and fellow screenwriters/producers Philipa Boyens and Fran Walsh convinced Warner Bros. 2 days 5 hours ago via donnieyen
10:05 PM 4/23/2013 by Binh Ngo
Ed Helms' Vacation reboot won't make its July start date because New Line has put the movie on hold due to some good old fashioned creative differences, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. One camp wants the movie to be a more family friendly PG-13 while another camp wants an R rating, like the original.
5:28 PM 4/19/2013 by Binh Ngo
Will Ferrell and Jack Black are teaming up for New Line's new comedy Tag Brothers, TheWrap has learned. The movie is based on a Wall Street Journal article about former classmates who are engaged in a long-running game of tag that involves chasing each other across the country and breaking into each other's homes and offices.
thewrap.com – Will Ferrell and Jack Black are longtime friends but they've never worked together -- until now. The duo are attached to star in "Tag Brothers," a pitch based on a recent Wall Street Journal article that was just snapped up in a major bidding war by New Line Cinema. 4 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
6:35 PM 3/28/2013 by Jeff Giles
They've already lined up some pretty stellar new blood for their new Vacation, and now it looks like writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are ready to do right by this long-languishing franchise by making room for its old stars.
collider.com – If you bought a copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, last night you were treated to a special live presentation of Peter Jackson talking about the upcoming sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In addition, Jackson was joined by stars Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, and Lee Pace as well as The Lord of the Rings cast members Orlando Bloom (who also appears in Smaug), Billy Boyd, and Dominic Monaghan as well as special surprise appearance by Tolkien super-fan Stephen Colbert, who has a cameo in The Hobbit trilogy. 8 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: New Line has set Jesse Andrews to adapt Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course In Getting His Kid Into College, an adaptation of the Andrew Ferguson book that is being fashioned as a star vehicle for Will Ferrell by producers Gary Sanchez and Kevin Misher. Andrews wrote the Black List script Me, Earl And The Dying Girl, which he adapted from his own novel. 8 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Melissa McCarthy is getting some company on the road in her starring and co-directing vehicle Tammy. The New Line comedy has cast Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed, The Mindy Project) in a key role in the pic about a woman (McCarthy) who loses her job and discovers her husband is cheating, then hits the asphalt with her foul-mouthed grandmother (Shirley MacLaine). 9 weeks 5 hours ago via donnieyen