Category Archives: Film News
After creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds, director Tim Miller has decided to part ways with Deadpool2. A deal had not yet been signed but Miller was in he works on a script and appeared to be staying on as director for the sequel.
Following a passionate bidding war, Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired Crazy Rich Asians, a new romantic comedy with an exclusively Asian cast. The project is based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name.
Oscar-winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck will adapt Thorgal, a French-language Belgian comic book series created by Jean Van Hamme and graphic artist Grzegorz Rosinski from Le Lombard comics group.
Set in the Middle Ages, the story follows the adventures of a mysterious dark-haired child who is found and adopted by a Viking chieftain and he grows to be a great warrior, using his skills to battle against powers greater than anything the Vikings could have imagined.
Manchester by the Sea is leading the Gotham Independent Film Awards as the nominees were announced today with four nominations including best feature. They will face off against Certain Women, Everybody Wants Some, Moonlight, and Paterson.
Storyline for this new take on the character of Sinbad is kept under wraps.
French director Rémi Chayé and producer Henri Magalon are hoping their animated film Long Way North will end up as an Oscar contender, but in the meantime, they’ve set their next project as an animated Calamity Jane project.
Following a recent bidding war, Participant Media has acquired the spec The Price of Liberty from writer Michael Gunn. They will produce alongside Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro of Tribeca Films and Cary Granat of Reel FX.
The chocolate factory is opening its gates once again, as Warner Bros. has secured the rights to the Willy Wonka IP. Harry Potter producer David Heyman, who is also helping spur the studio’s now five-film spin-off franchise Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will produce the reboot of the beloved character.
Story details are being kept under wraps, but expected to focus on the early adventures of the Willy Wonka character.
Paramount Pictures has picked up the film rights to the upcoming Jeff VanderMeer sci-fi novel, set to be published next spring by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Scott Rudin is attached to produce through his Scott Rudin Productions with Eli Bush.
A woman in a ruined city of the future who is a scavenger of biotech, who finds a strange creature in the matted fur of a giant, psychotic bear named Mord that’s been terrorizing the city. The woman takes the creature home and slowly begins to bond with it against her best instincts.