Tag Archives: Warner Bros. Pictures

PRAY FOR THE LIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story details are being kept under wraps, but the project is being pitched as a fresh, contained, high concept twist on the vampire genre in the vein of Panic Room and 30 Days of Night.

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THE LIBERATORS (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMTells the story of an entirely African-American combat unit whose heroism during WWII led to the desegregation of the armed forces.

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LIFE SENTENCE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The storyline is under wraps but is said to follow a criminal who, instead of serving a prison sentence, has his memories erased.

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Warner Bros. Jumps on Sci-Fi Spec “Harry’s All Night Hamburgers”

HarrysAllNightAdapted from the Hugo-winning short story by Lawrence Watt-Evans by Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman (ORB) , the premise involves a diner where travelers from parallel universes converge.

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THE CAT IN THE HAT (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A talking, cagey cat enters the lives of two bored children on one rainy day to help them have fun in a wild, surreal fashion while their mother is away.

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Warner Bros. Sets 2019 Release Date for “Shazam!”

ShazamThe latest DC Comics superhero will come to theaters in just over a year with Zachary Levi playing the title character and Lights Out helmer David F. Sandberg directing.

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“It” Production Exec. Walter Hamada Promoted to Head Up DC Films

WalterHamadaDCThe New Line production exec. worked with Aquaman director James Wan on The Conjuring movies and their spin-offs, but the success of the Stephen King adaptation made him the perfect choice.

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“Fantastic Beasts” Sequel Gets a Fancy New Title Treatment and Cast Photo

FantasticBeastsCastPhotoTN“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is released Nov. 16, 2018 with the original cast joined by Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Callum Turner and Zoe Kravitz.

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THE EXPANSION PROJECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A rookie female marine gets stranded on a hostile planet during humanity’s space colonization with nothing but an Exo-suit that’s running out of fusion power.

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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.

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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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