Category Archives: Film News

“Poltergeist” Remake Helmer Gil Kenan To Direct Warner Bros.’ “Five Nights at Freddy’s”

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Created by Scott Cawthon, the game sees the player as a security guard who must escape a hellish nightmare at a pizza restaurant called “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza,” where the animatronic singing animals come alive and go on a murderous rampage.

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13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI — TRAILER (John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schrieber)

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Centers on the attack on a United States diplomatic mission and nearby CIA annex by a force of over 100 gunmen in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.

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Chris Pine Lassos Deal To Star As Love Interest to Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman”

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Chris Pine has now officially closed a deal to star as love interest to Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman. The pic marks the first solo outing for the Amazonian warrior turned superheroine after the character makes her debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which bows in 2016.

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Neil Marshall To Direct Revenge Thriller “The Sentence”

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Game of Thrones helmer Neil Marshall is set to direct EuropaCorp’s upcoming revenge drama The Sentence. Pitched as Taken meets The Purge, the futuristic thriller centers on a world where a victim is granted 24 hours to take revenge against someone who murders a loved one. The Tracking Board exclusively broke the news of the project in July.

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SHAFT (REBOOT) (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but serves as a contemporary reboot about the iconic private detective known as Shaft.

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Tommy Lee Jones Joins Matt Damon’s “Bourne” Sequel


Tommy Lee Jones has joined the cast of Universal’s upcoming Bourne sequel, which sees Matt Damon return to the franchise. Plot details are being kept hush, but Jones’ character has been revealed to be a superior officer at the CIA.

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THE LAW OF RETURN (SALES)

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Centers on the 1985 arrest and 2015 parole of former U.S. intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard, who was sentenced to life in prison for passing top secret information to the Israeli government.

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ELI (SPEC)

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Having moved into a “clean house” to treat his auto-immune disorder, 11-year-old Eli begins to believe that the house is haunted. Unable to leave, Eli soon realizes that the house, and the doctor who runs it, are more sinister than they appear.

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THE NIGHT BEFORE — RED BAND TRAILER NSFW (Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie)

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Three childhood best friends reunite in New York City for their annual tradition of going out on Christmas Eve.

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NOSFERATU (REMAKE) (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but described as a visceral adaptation of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 classic silent film Nosferatu.

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Rachel McAdams Eyed For Marvel’s “Dr. Strange”

rachel-mcadams-passengers-casting1Rachel McAdams is in early talks to play the female lead in Marvel’s Dr. Strange. The film follows Benedict Cumberbatch as a neurosurgeon who becomes Sorcerer Supreme, protecting the Earth against magical and mystical threats. While talks are in the early stages, McAdams would most likely play Clea, a prominent member of Doctor Strange’s supporting cast and his love interest.

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“Bob The Musical” Finds Its Wonder Boys In Bret McKenzie And Michael Chabon

bobthemusicalDisney has brought on songwriter Bret McKenzie and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon to rewrite the long-gestating comedy Bob The Musical. The project, which has been in development since 2004, centers on a man who suffers a blow on the head and begins to hear people’s inner songs.

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Richard Linklater In Talks To Direct Jennifer Lawrence In “The Rosie Project”

therosieprojectBoyhood helmer Richard Linklater is in talks to direct Jennifer Lawrence in Sony’s dramedy The Rosie Project. The movie is based on a Grame Simison novel of the same name and centers on a socially awkward genetics professor who devises a scientific method for finding the perfect mate, only to meet a girl who defies all his rules.

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Miguel Arteta To Direct Elle Fanning In “All The Bright Places”

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Miguel Arteta is set to direct teenage drama All The Bright Places. Elle Fanning is set to star in the adaptation of the New York Times best-selling novel, which centers on a young girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

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TV Land Becomes “Friends With Melissa”, Picks Up Pilot From McCarthy and Ben Falcone

melissa_mccarthy_ben_falcone TV Land has picked up a comedy pilot from Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, tenatively called Friends With Melissa. The pilot is written by Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras and is loosely based on their lives watching fellow Groundlings go on to make it big on Hollywood while they were stuck writing for children’s shows.

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ALLSCOPEDIRECT (NY) SEEKS MEDIA BUYER

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allscopeDIRECT (NY) seeks media buyer with understanding of different media metrics.

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Bryan Singer Confirms “X-Men” / “Fantastic Four” Crossover In The Works

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X-Men director Bryan Singer has confirmed that plans are in the works for an X-Men / Fantastic Four crossover film. The film is being developed by Singer and 20th Century Fox.

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Simon Cowell And Kenny Ortega Harmonize On “Delinquents”

simoncowellkennyortegaHigh School Musical’s Kenny Ortega and American Idol’s Simon Cowell are teaming up to make music-driven drama Delinquents. Set up at Sony Pictures, it is the story of a group of teenage boys who meet in detention, form a band, and enter a battle of the bands competition.

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{HEAT METER} SMOLDERING SPEC “BED REST” SCORCHING THROUGH HOLLYWOOD

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Story details of the much buzzed-about thriller BED REST written by Lori Evans Taylor are being tightly kept under wraps, but we’re hearing it’s being pitched as a smart character-driven contained thriller.

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Seth Gordon To The Rescue: Director In Talks For Dwayne Johnson’s “Baywatch” Movie

dwayne-johnson-rock-baywatch-shirtless-photo-10032014-600x450Seth Gordon is in talks to direct Paramount’s Baywatch movie. The Horrible Bosses helmer would join star Dwayne Johnson in the film based on the classic NBC television series. Gordon’s past credits include the Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy starrer Identify Thief, Four Christmases, and gamer documentary The King of Kong.

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Angelina Jolie Will Direct New Project For Netflix

Angelina-Jolie-arrives-on-the-red-carpet-for-the-86th-Academy-AwardsAngelina Jolie has partnered with Netflix for her next project. Jolie will co-write and direct an adaptation of Lou Ung’s memoir First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. Oscar-nominated Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh will produce.

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Ted Field Will Wade Through “Brackish Water”


Ted Field will produce crime thriller BRACKISH WATER through his Radar Pictures, to be directed by Noah Harald, who also wrote the script. Benjamin Friedberg and Mike Weber will also produce for Radar.

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“Jurassic World” Set To Reopen In 2018

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Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are confirmed to star in what will be the fifth installment of the blockbuster franchise, with World director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly penning the script. Steven Spielberg will return as executive producer, while Frank Marshall will serve as producer.

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BRACKISH WATER (SALES)

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Logline: Kept under wraps. A crime thriller set in the gritty Louisiana underworld.

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Ridley Scott And Fox To Take Down El Chapo In “The Cartel” Adaptation

the cartel collageRidley Scott and 20th Century Fox are teaming up for The Cartel, an adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel that centers on the Sonora drug cartel led by the infamous Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Scott is set to direct the project, with a script by Shane Salerno.

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Chloe Moretz Joins “Neighbors 2″

chloe-moretz-wallpaper-7wtauKick-Ass star Chloe Moretz is in talks to join Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in Neighbors 2, the sequel to 2014’s surprise box-office hit. The sequel’s plot is being kept under wraps, but co-star Rose Byrne is also set to reprise her role.

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Brie Larson To Visit “Kong: Skull Island”

Trainwreck co-star Brie Larson is in talks to play the female lead in Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island, joining Tom Hiddleston. Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct from a script penned by Max Borenstein and Real Steel scribe John Gatins. The film follows explorers as they venture deep into the dangerous, ancient home of King Kong and encounter the mutant giant creatures that rule the island.

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YOUR COMPLETE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE TRACKING, PREDICTIONS, & ANALYSIS (07.23.15)

Pixels-2Now that Jurassic World’s become the 3rd highest grossing film ever, and officially moved out of the top 5, there’s no real contender for a little while. In the meantime, Pixels and Paper Towns will keep the box office steady for now.

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Chad Hartigan To Direct Craig Robinson And Carla Juri In “Morris From America”

Award-winning director Chad Hartigan has set his next movie, titled Morris From America, which will star Craig Robinson and Carla Juri. The coming-of-age tales follows a 13-year-old hip-hop loving boy who moves to Heidelberg, Germany with his father and struggles to fit in at his new home.

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UNTITLED MOE NORMAN BIOPIC (SALES)

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Logline: Centers on Moe ‘Pipeline Moe’ Norman, a Canadian professional golfer who set numerous course records and dazzled spectators with his unerring accuracy and penchant for holes-in-one. Yet his eccentric behavior kept him from earning fame or financial reward during his lifetime and he spent much of his career alone and in poverty.

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