Browsing: Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner 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.
Joss 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.
It’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!
Hot 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.
Warner Bros. is letting the right one into the Batcave.
Star-Lord, Jack Sparrow and Dom Toretto will likely appear, but what about Christian Grey or the Power Rangers?
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.
Dominic 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.
The 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.
Sitcom 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.
Following 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.
The 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.
The hot spec Hummingbird from writer John McClain is hitting the market with production company Broken Road leading the way. The project already has Marcus Kryler and Frederick Akerstrom attached to direct and actor Shailene Woodley interested in starring.
Updated 09.02.16: Mark Townend’s high-concept sci-fi action thriller, pitched as Looper meets Safe House, continues to burn up the market ahead of the holiday weekend, with Screen Gems, Legendary Pictures, and AG Capital being the latest to take a closer look at what has become one of the summer’s hottest specs.