Tag Archives: Warner Bros. Pictures

Tony Gilroy Returning to Warner Bros. to Rework Thriller Formerly Called “Methuselah”

tonygilroyTN The Oscar-nominated filmmaker was closely involved with the Jason Bourne movies at Universal, directing 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, but he received acclaim in 2007, directing George Clooney in the Best Picture-nominated Michael Clayton.

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INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (REMAKE)(SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM A doctor discovers people’s bodies are being overtaken by aliens.

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RFK (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The story of Robert F. Kennedy, politician, and brother to John F. Kennedy, who gained national attention for his public challenge of notorious Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.

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BOMBSHELL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The government enlists famous females as spies in order to deter a billionaire from creating a police state.

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THE ACCOUNTANT 2 (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps but will continue to follow the story of the accountant, Christian Wolff.

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TELL THE TRUTH AND SHAME THE DEVIL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The project is under wraps, but will be based on the memoir of the same name and developed in the tone of Crash.

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THE DAYS WE MET (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAn interwoven tale that explores how love can play out in parallel universes if a couple were to meet at three different points in their lifetime. Tonally similar to (500) Days of Summer.

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Kevin McCormick Returning to Warner Bros. as Executive (Exclusive)

Kevin McCormick Warner BrosSince January 2010, McCormick has operated Langley Park Productions, which produced Gangster Squad, The Lucky One and the Arthur remake. McCormick is also a producer on the Amazon Studios thriller Lost Girls starring Sarah Paulson.

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THE 15:17 TO PARIS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The true story of three Americans who thwarted an ISIS attack on a Brussels train heading to Paris on August 21, 2015.

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Warner Bros. and Temple Hill Adapting YA Novel “The Season”

THE SEASONWarner Bros. has picked up the film rights to YA novel The Season written by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer. The project is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Texas debutante society.

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THE SEASON (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA clever tomboy and soccer star who’s forced into the elite Dallas debutante season by her mother. Modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

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Joss Whedon in Talks to Direct and Write “Batgirl” Movie for Warner Bros., Furthering DCEU Divide

Joss Whedon ExcerptJoss Whedon is in negotiations with Warner Bros. Pictures to direct, write, and produce a standalone Batgirl film, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Toby Emmerich, Jon Berg, and Geoff Johns will oversee for the studio.

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“The Matrix” Rebooted: Give Us the Blue Pill to Cure This Déjà Vu

The Matrix RebootedIt’s unclear whether Warner Bros. is hiring Zak Penn to write a treatment or opening a writers room, but the studio wants Michael B. Jordan to star. Sorry, Keanu!

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GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMGodzilla returns as humanity stands defenseless against Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah.

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“Suicide Squad 2”: Odds That Mel Gibson Will Direct Are Between Slim and None

Mel Gibson The Joker Suicide Squad 2Hot off an Oscar nomination for directing Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson is being courted by Warner Bros. to direct Suicide Squad 2, though three more male filmmakers remain in the mix.

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Matt Reeves to Replace Ben Affleck as Director of “The Batman” — Why He’s the Perfect Choice

Matt Reeves The BatmanWarner Bros. is letting the right one into the Batcave.

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12 Movie Trailers That Might Air During Super Bowl 51, Including “The Fate of the Furious”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Star-Lord, Jack Sparrow and Dom Toretto will likely appear, but what about Christian Grey or the Power Rangers?

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Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Talks to Join Jason Momoa in “Aquaman”

Nicole Kidman Oscar winner Nicole Kidman and The Get Down‘s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are in early talks to join James Wan’s Aquaman as the titular hero’s mother Atlanna and the villainous Black Manta.

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Dominic West to Play Alicia Vikander’s Father Again in “Tomb Raider” Reboot

Dominic WestDominic West was the lead on The Wire, which is one of, if not the greatest television show of all time. As a loyal fan of The Affair, I was wondering just last week why we don’t see more of him on the big screen. Lo and behold, West was just cast as Lara Croft’s father in the Tomb Raider reboot that will star Alicia Vikander.

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BLACK ADAM (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSpin-off film of Shazam centering around the supervillain and occasional antihero, Black Adam.

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GREEN LANTERN CORPS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the origin story of the comic book character, the movie is being described as a Lethal Weapon in space, focusing on the relationship between Hal Jordan and John Stewart, two members of the Lantern Corps.

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Warner Bros. and MGM Acquire YA Romance “The Sun Is Also a Star” with Tracy Oliver Adapting

sun is also a star excerptThe young adult romance novel The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon has landed at Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM for a feature film adaptation. Tracy Oliver, the scribe behind Barbershop: The Next Cut, is set to adapt the book.

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THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA girl falls in love on the day her family struggles to keep from being deported.

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The Sun Is Also a Star (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A girl falls in love on the day her family struggles to keep from being deported.

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HARD BOILED (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters on insurance investigator Carl Seltz, who learns that he’s really a homicidal cyborg tax collector codenamed Nixon. A fellow robot informs him that he’s the last hope for their race to escape their programmed slavery.

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Jim Parsons to Produce & Star in BuzzFeed Movie “Brother Orange”

jim parsons excerptSitcom star Jim Parson continues to add to his very full workload as he attaches himself to produce and star in Brother Orange for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures and Warner Bros. The film is inspired by the real events after BuzzFeed’s editor Matt Stopera’s cellphone was stolen.

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BROTHER ORANGE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA BuzzFeed editor has his cell phone stolen and it has made its way to China. A year later, random pictures begin appearing on his photo stream, including a number of pictures of a serious-looking man in front of an orange tree.

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BEAUTIFUL THINGS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA mother and her son are trapped in a zoo for three hours with a gunman on the loose.

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Warner Bros. Acquires Rights to “Crazy Rich Asians” Romantic Comedy

Jon M Chu ExcerptFollowing 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.

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“Willy Wonka” Reboot In the Works at Warner Bros. From “Harry Potter” Producer David Heyman

willy wonka excerptThe 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.

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