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“Annihilation” Buzz Souring as Producers Clash Over Natalie Portman’s Sci-Fi Movie

AnnihilationFollowing a poor test screening that rankled producers Scott Rudin and David Ellison, Paramount has decided to sell international rights to Alex Garland’s new film to Netflix.

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Paramount Acquires Film Rights to Jeff VanderMeer Novel “Borne”, Scott Rudin to Produce

scott excerptParamount 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.

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BORNE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA 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.

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UNTITLED LATE NIGHT COMEDY (KALING) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows a venerated late-night talk show host who’s in danger of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer.

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GAME OVER, MAN! (SALES)

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Logline kept under wraps, but being described as “Die Hard in a hotel.”

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Russell Crowe In Talks To Star In Adaptation Of “Blood Meridian” Directed By James Franco

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UPDATE: The project has been shelved due to the fact that the filmmakers have yet to secure the rights to the novel. James Franco is looking to cast Russell Crowe in his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. The Academy Award-winning actor is in talks to star with Tye Sheridan and Vincent D’Onofrio.

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{Exclusive} SOLD! Paramount Comes Out On Top In Fight For “The Corporation” With DiCaprio To Produce, Del Toro To Star

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UPDATE (4.7.16): Paramount has come out on top in the fight for T.J. English’s The Corporation with a stunning seven figure offer. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce through their Appian Way banner, with Benicio Del Toro set to star.

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Mykelti Williamson and Russell Hornsby Set To Reprise Their Roles In “Fences” Movie Adaptation

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Mykelti Williamson and Russell Hornsby have officially signed on to join the Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, Fences. The two will reprise their roles they played in the Broadway revival.

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Jonah Hill Set To Make His Directorial Debut With Dramedy “Mid-90s”

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Jonah Hill will sit in the director’s chair for the first time for the dramedy Mid-90s, a coming-of-age story about a group of teens in California in the ’90s learning about the ups and downs of life during their adolescence.

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MID-90s (SALES)

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A coming-of-age story about a group of teens in California in the ’90s learning about the ups and downs of life during their adolescence.

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{Exclusive} Oscar Isaac Reteams With “Ex Machina” Director Alex Garland For “Annihilation”

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Isaac is the latest to join Garland’s adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 science fiction thriller about a team of scientists who enter a restricted government wilderness.

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{Exclusive} UPDATE: SOLD! Imperative Entertainment Beats Out JJ Abrams For “Killers Of The Flower Moon” With $5 Million Bid

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UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.

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{Exclusive} Bidding War Alert – Brad Pitt, George Clooney & Several Others Fighting Over Hot Property “Killers Of The Flower Moon”

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A massive bidding war is underway right now as some of Hollywood’s biggest players compete for the rights to Lost City of Z author David Grann’s upcoming Killers Of The Flower Moon. A-listers are attached and studios are swarming as the year’s biggest bidding war gets underway!

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Killers Of The Flower Moon (Film Rights)

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Chronicles the real-life 1920s mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of several Osage Indians, who were at the time among the richest people on the planet. The story follows the twists and turns of the investigation that eventually became the first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover’s brand new FBI.

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Tony Kushner To Pen Denzel Washington’s “Fences” Adaptation

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Tony Kushner has signed on to pen the adaptation of the August Wilson play, Fences. Denzel Washington will direct and likely star in the film, alongside Viola Davis. The two actors previously headlined the Broadway revival.

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FENCES (SALES)

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Logline kept under wraps, but based on the award winning play by August Wilson.

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“Little House On The Prairie” Movie To Be Released By Paramount

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It looks like the Little House on the Prairie movie has finally found a home at Paramount. The movie adaptation of the popular television series was in development at Sony in 2012. Now that it is in the hands of Paramount, it seems that the project is moving forward.

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Saoirse Ronan To Star In Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird”

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The Oscar-nominated Brooklyn star is on board for Lady Bird, Gerwig’s first solo feature writing and directing effort. Ronan will play a high school senior spending her last year at home in Sacramento.

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DC’s “Justice League Dark” Seeks Cast And Director

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Rumors begin swirling for the directing and casting roles of the Scott Rudin-produced Justice League Dark. The team is made up of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Anton Arcane, The Demon, and Madame Xanadu.

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“Jane The Virgin” Star Gina Rodriguez In Talks For Natalie Portman Sci-Fi Adaptation “Annihilation”

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Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez has entered talks to star alongside Natalie Portman in Paramount Pictures’ sci-fi adaptation Annihilation. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing, while Ex Machina director Alex Garland writes and directs.

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EILEEN (SALES)

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Eileen Dunlop divides her days between caring for her alcoholic father and dealing with juvenile delinquents as a secretary at a boy’s prison, but things get interesting when a new co-worker, Rebecca Saint John, starts to get her out of her rut.

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{Exclusive} Fox Searchlight And Scott Rudin Set Up Hot Summer Fiction “Eileen”

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Fox Searchlight has teamed with Scott Rudin to pick up one of the summer’s hottest mystery reads. The taut, suspenseful Eileen has been favorably compared to Gone Girl and has been pitched as The Girl on the Train meets To Die For.

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Lisbeth Salander Looks To Reemerge With Steven Knight In “The Girl In The Spider’s Web”

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The studio is in talks with Steven Knight to adapt the fourth novel in the Millennium series. The original trilogy was created by Stieg Larsson, with the fourth novel by David Lagercrantz.

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THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB (SALES)

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Follows superhacker Lisbeth Salander and investigative journalist, Mikael Blomkvist as they find themselves at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and corrupt governments.

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{Exclusive} Scott Rudin To Produce “Justice League Dark” With Plans To Shoot In 2016

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Despite the departure of Guillermo Del Toro, it’s now apparent that the Justice League Dark adaptation, otherwise known as Dark Universe, is moving forward under the guide of Scott Rudin.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Scott Rudin and Sony Will Bring “When We Were Animals” To The Big Screen

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The big screen adaptation of When We Were Animals is moving forward at Sony Pictures Entertainment, with Scott Rudin Productions coming on board to bring one of the year’s hottest literary properties to life.

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LADY BIRD (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but follows a young woman’s last year spent in Sacramento.

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THE LEGACY OF A WHITETAIL DEER HUNTER (SALES)

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Kept under wraps.

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I’M A COP (SALES)

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Logline: A depressed middle-aged volunteer police officer is living in the shadow of his mother, a highly praised retired officer. He decides to officially join the force after she passes away.

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ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE (SALES)

Logline: Follows a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in Nazi-occupied France as they both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

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