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The decision should come as music to Hollywood’s ears, as Paramount had not been making as many movies as usual under outgoing CEO Brad Grey. By hiring the tag-team of Gianopulos and De Luca, it’s a signal that Paramount is ready to start making movies again.
Kept under wraps, but being described as Die Hard set in China.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Ali Mendes are heading from Disruption to Legendary and more in this week’s exec shuffle!
Disruption Entertainment founder Mary Parent is joining Legendary Entertainment, filling the vacancy left behind by former president Jon Jashni. In addition, Thursday’s shuffle will see Legendary’s head of Television and Digital Media, Bruce Rosenblum, exit the company.
Steven S. DeKnight has won the job to direct Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to the 2013 hit action film featuring robots battling monster-aliens. The first film was helmed by Guillermo del Toro with a script by Travis Beacham.
Josh Gad will star in and produced feature comedy Heavy Duty, based on his original idea. The script was penned by writing duo Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit.
Paramount and Nickelodeon have brought in Jared Hess to write and direct the highly anticipated Nicktoons film. He will co-write the project with his wife, Jerusha Hess.
Here is the complete list of nominees for the 88th annual Academy Awards, as presented by Ang Lee, Guillermo Del Toro, John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
Drew Pearce has been brought on board to pen the script for Paramount’s The Wedding Sting. The film is being adapted from a feature in The Atlantic by Jeff Maysh, with Mary Parent set to produce through her Disruption Entertainment.
Paramount is in development with a remake of The Ten Commandments, with producer Mary Parent eyeing a fresh take on the epic story of Moses and the Exodus.
The hot new spec The Virginian from writer Michael Russell Gunn is making its way into every major studio in town. In the tone of Braveheart and The Patriot, the story follows the life of George Washington.
Paramount Pictures is resurrecting your childhood with an Avengers-style crossover movie featuring characters from beloved ’90s Nickelodeon series Rugrats, Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold!, Rocko’s Modern Life, Ren and Stimpy, and more!
Victor Von Doom is setting sail for fantastic creatures.
Logline: In the vein of the “Bourne” series for young adults, a young female government operative has had her memory erased and told she was a former terrorist, and although she carries out military missions, she secretly questions what she’s doing and who she really is.