Chernin Entertainment is following the trend of classic story retellings like Maleficent, developing a film centered around Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Titled after the story’s heroine, Esmeralda is a live-action adventure adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel.
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20th Century Fox has picked up Thomas Sweterlitsch’s newest sci-fi novel The Gone World. Neill Blomkamp has entered early talks to write and direct the adaptation, which Chernin Entertainment is producing.
Actress Judy Greer is set to make her directorial debut on the comedic drama A Happening of Monumental Proportions. Common and Allison Janney will star in the dramedy, which Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano are producing under their Depth of Field banner.
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.
Bron Animation has picked up the rights to Lois Lowry’s popular children’s novel The Willoughbys. The book will be adapted by animation veterans Kris Pearn and Adam Wood, with Wood also stepping in to direct.
The Tracking Board exclusively confirmed in August that Dareen Lemke would be scripting the adaptation of the popular YA novel Endgame: The Calling, and now sources confirm that emerging director Brad Parker is in talks to direct.
Another long-standing toy franchise is headed for the big screen, as Hasbro is in development with a Littlest Pet Shop movie. The film follows a teenage girl who, after moving above a pet shop in a city, develops the power to speak to animals.
Plot details are being kept under lock and key, but it will continue the journey of former hitman John Wick, who was forced out of retirement when a group of criminals broke into his house and killed his dog–the last gift he received from his deceased wife.
Carey proves a worthwhile addition to an already incredible voice cast consisting of Will Arnett as Batman, Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.
Chloe Moretz has been tapped to star in Universal’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid. Richard Curtis has also begun talks to script the adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale.
he film serves as a sequel to the 2011 hit Gnomeo and Juliet, which starred James McAvoy and Emily Blunt. Blunt and McAvoy will reprise their respective roles as Elton John’s Rocket Pictures returns to produce.
Lindsay Mattick’s expressive and honey-sweet children’s tale Finding Winnie was previously under option with Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment, but is once again available on the rights market. The children’s picture book recounts the true story of Winnie, a bear that later become the inspiration for ‘Winnie the Pooh’.
The world’s grittiest detective is coming back for another go, as BBC America has announced that Idris Elba will return to his Golden Globe-winning role of John Luther once again for a one-night special.
The project is an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Kate Atkinson. Vasko appeared on both the 2014 Hit List and Black List for her lauded dramedy spec Situation Comedy, which is currently in development with Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook’s Right of Way Films.
The Explorers Club centers on Sebastian, a shy boy who teams up with the risk-taking Evie in search of her grandfather, who’s been kidnapped for a map leading to the fountain of youth.
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.
Kevin Spacey has just landed himself back-to-back roles opposite Ansel Elgort. The House of Cards star is in final talks to join Baby Driver and has closed a deal to star in Billionaire Boys Club.
Rising star and leading man Luke Evans has been tapped for a key role, a part that Jared Leto was once circling. Evans will be playing the husband of Megan (Haley Bennett), who becomes a suspect after her disappearance.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, though sources confirm that the film will center on an African American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate.
The pic will star Skarsgard as mute bartender Leo Beiler in a near-future Berlin, who hits the town and enters the gangster underworld in order to find his missing love. Beiler’s investigation brings him to encounter a strange duo of American surgeons (led by Rudd) who appear to be the only recurring piece of the puzzle.
Fresh off the reports that Billy Bob Thornton had officially signed on for Bad Santa 2, sources now can confirm that Mean Girls helmer Mark Waters is also coming along for the sleigh ride.
Published in April via Dial Books, the Ursula Vernon-penned adventure centers on a twelve-year-old witch who must navigate a slew of bizarre magical tasks in order to claim a dark castle as her own.
James Franco continues his endlessly busy slate, as he just wrapped on the indie drama King Cobra, which centers on a murder that shocked the adult entertainment industry in the early 2000s.
The pic follows two lovers separated by thousands of miles and engaged in dangerous situations, who find comfort in their memories of their intense romance the previous Christmas. McAvoy will play James Moore, a man who endures captivity by jihadist fighters in Somalia.
Based on Michael Ashton’s play of the same name, the film follows the fictionalized account of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s (Whitaker) meetings with brutal murderer Piet Blomfield (Vaughn), who seeks redemption for the atrocities he’s committed while he serves a life sentence in prison in post-apartheid South Africa.
The political nail-biter centers on British linguist Katharine Gun who, in 2003, leaked a memo from US NSA chief of staff Frank Koza, who requested assistance from the UK in bugging several United Nations offices in the hopes to gauge if swing vote nations would approve the United States’ invasion of Iraq.
The Mark Wahlberg-led actioner will hit screens December 22nd, 2017. Production eyes a September 2016 start, with Wahlberg, Bob Weinstein, and Stephen Levinson producing.
Michael Stuhlbarg has entered early negotiations to join Marvel’s forthcoming supernatural superhero epic, joining a cast consisting of Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, and Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular psychic physician.
Lionsgate’s reboot is still gaining steam, locking down singer Becky G., real name Rebbeca Marie Gomez, for Power Rangers. Becky G. will star as the Yellow Ranger in the teen superhero team-up pic.