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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.
Sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances.
The red hot sci-fi thriller RIFT from Larry Lasky continues to set the town on fire as it makes its way into every major studios and over a dozen top production companies. We’re also hearing that an A-list director is circling, cranking up the heat around what could be the summer’s next big spec sale.
The spec market is heating up once again as the red hot sci-fi thriller RIFT from Larry Lasky makes its way around town. Circle of Confusion’s Zach Cox is leading the charge on this one, which already has Rock Shaink attached to produce under his Romark Entertainment banner.
Warner Bros. has picked up Worst Tinder Date Ever after making a preemptive bid on the pitch from Friends With Benefits scribes David Newman and Keith Merryman for what was reportedly a high six figure sum.
Warner Bros. bought the action thriller pitch from Matias Caruso with Guy Ritchie attached to produce. Caruso, who landed on the 2013 Hit List for his script Offerings, is the writer of the upcoming horror comedy Mayhem.
Suicide Squad doesn’t hit theaters until August, but Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment already have their eyes set on a Harley Quinn spin-off movie.
Johnny Depp will step into the lead role of the Brett Ratner-directed The Libertine — not to be confused with the 2004 drama of the same name which also starred Depp.
Justin Lin is eyeing the director’s chair for Space Jam 2, the Warner Bros. follow-up to the classic 1996 live-action/animated hybrid which will star LeBron James.