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Robert Rodriguez's 'Fire and Ice' Movie Goes to Sony

15 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

First announced during Comic-Con 2011, Robert Rodriguez's long-planned live-action remake of the 1983 animated fantasy adventure Fire and Ice is finally moving forward at Sony. The studio has acquired a big package deal, hoping to turn the title into a franchise. The film will serve as a homage to Robert Rodriguez's friend and late artist Frank Frazetta.

Fire and Ice is an expensive buy for Sony at a time when the studio is going through troubles. The deal reunites Sony with Robert Rodriguez, as it was their Columbia Pictures division that acquired his breakout hit El Mariachi at Sundance in the early 90s. The plan is for Fire and Ice to launch a fantasy adventure series that will be informed by the paintings that Frank Frazetta has left behind.

The original Fire and Ice revolved around a small village that is destroyed by a glacier domain ruled by the evil Ice Lord Nekron. »

- MovieWeb

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Julian McMahon Joins Syfy Miniseries ‘Childhood’s End’

17 December 2014 9:26 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has brought aboard Julian McMahon for the upcoming six-hour “Childhood’s End” miniseries, which is slated to premiere in 2015.

The “Nip/Tuck” actor will star opposite Daisy Betts (“Shutter”), the cabler announced Wednesday.

“Childhood’s End,” adapted from Arthur C. Clarke’s 1953 novel, follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, who begin decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

McMahon stars as Rupert Boyce, an American entrepreneur, and Betts will play Ellie, an arts graduate engaged to Ricky Stormgren (Mike Vogel), the most influential person in the world.

McMahon and Betts join previously announced cast members Vogel, Ashley Zukerman, Charles Dance, Osy Ikhile and Yael Stone.

“Childhood’s End” will be adapted by Matthew Graham (BBC’s “Life on Mars”). Akiva Goldsman (“I Am Legend,” “Paranormal Activity”), Mike De Luca (“Captain Philips,” “Moneyball,” “The Social Network”) and Alissa Phillips (“Moneyball, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Sony Hack: New 'Ghostbusters' Movie, Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt and Feig's Plans

16 December 2014 8:15 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Today's story brought to you courtesy of the "Guardians of Peace", aka the anonymous group that hacked Sony, brings news surrounding Sony's new Ghostbusters film with details peppered throughout a variety of reports. As you probably know, Paul Fieg (Bridesmaids) is attempting to put together an all-female team of ghost hunters, but we'll get to the ladies in just one second as today's story begins with a seemingly abandoned idea from a couple of rising Hollywood actors as well as an actor interested in starring in the reboot. Michael De Luca, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, told Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, news that Ryan Gosling was interested in the project while also adding Feig wants Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone for the project. In addition to that, The Daily Beast reports Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Lizzy Caplan have also shown interest in what is described as »

- Brad Brevet

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'Mud' Director Jeff Nichols Revealed as Possible 'Aquaman' Director

15 December 2014 9:37 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There's so many tidbits of information hitting the web due to the leaked documents and e-mails from the hack of Sony Pictures that it's hard to keep track of it all. Well, over the weekend, one story finally got some traction after being online for a few days before that. While plenty of details are leaking concerning various projects at Sony Pictures, the hack is also creating some potential secrecy issues for other studios as discussions in the e-mails mentions unknown details about projects outside of Sony. The latest revelation is that Warner Bros. and DC Comics may have a director for Aquaman already, and it's not Zack Snyder. The Daily Beast has learned from an e-mail sent in October between Amy Pascal and Michael De Luca that Jeff Nichols may already be lined up to direct the DC Comics film bringing the aquatic superhero and Justice League member to »

- Ethan Anderton

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Focus of Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX Revealed?

15 December 2014 8:13 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

While we are still waiting to see more from J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some additional information has leaked regarding Rian Johnson's Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX. 

It's not a huge amount of information. Basically, we just have some info on who the focus of the films could be on. I'll throw out a Spoiler alert for anyone who isn't interested in knowing what the info entails. 

It comes from an email obtained by Daily Beast from co-President of Production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca to Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal. Talking about the Star Wars films, he says,

"Rian Johnson as you know is doing the main ones, episodes 8 and 9 of the Luke and Leia story lines, after Jj. Not sure anything is gained by looking at what Lucasfilm is doing except we are stalking all these people too."

So the next »

- Joey Paur

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Sony Hack: The Steve Jobs Biopic Saga and What Angelina Jolie's 'Cleopatra' Had to Do With It

15 December 2014 8:12 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As I'm sure you're well aware, a massive hacking of Sony Pictures has taken place, which has resulted in a flurry of revelations as emails between Sony executives and their contacts have been made public. A variety of outlets have covered the story in detail and it all reads like a dirty memoir, while at the same time offers fascinating insight into an industry that somehow manages to keep a lot of its dirty laundry quiet. You hear rumblings every now and then, but nothing too damning or revealing. With this recent hack the studio has reportedly had to suspend filming on some of its features as it can't process payments and in our first story looking at the fallout we'll take a look at the saga of one film that was once in Sony's hands and how it came to find its way to Universal. Myself and my podcast »

- Brad Brevet

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Ryan Gosling, Chris Pratt & Channing Tatum May Be 'Ghostbusters'

15 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now before you get all confused, let's just reiterate the fact that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is working on a reboot of Ghosbusters with The Heat writer Katie Dippold, and it will have an all-female cast of paranormal investigators this time. So how is it possible that these three male stars could end up busting ghosts? Well, there's two very different prospects here. First of all, Sony Pictures wants Ryan Gosling to take a role in their developing Sinister Six (though who knows if that will even get off the ground), but the Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad star has expressed interest in the Ghostbusters reboot instead. The Daily Beast has been sifting through e-mails acquired from the ongoing hack of Sony Pictures, and one e-mail from Amy Pascal to Michael De Luca (co-president of production) indicates that Gosling's manager is interested in the one key male role that will be in Ghostbusters. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Martin Scorsese in Talks to Direct Angelina Jolie’s Cleopatra

15 December 2014 7:59 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

David Fincher has dropped out as the director of Angelina Jolie’s Cleopatra project at Sony Pictures. The studio executives are now looking at possibly hiring Martin Scorsese to direct the movie. The studio has already had a meeting with the director, and thanks to overtice.com.br, we have details on the proposal for him to direct the movie from an email sent by Mark Wyman to studio executives. The email also reveals that the director wants to bring Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis to the project as well. (Note: All quoted emails have been retranslated back into English from Portuguese.)

“He had a conversation with Rick. He said that Marty is interesting, but the proposal will have to ‘impress him’ and he will want a good rate of development and producer credit. He mentioned that he will begin shooting Silence soon, you know something about this film?“He »

- Joey Paur

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More Info on Spider-Man in Civil War and Sony’s Shared Universe Plans

15 December 2014 7:18 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

As most of you already know by now, Marvel wanted to introduce Spider-Man into their cinematic universe in Captain America: Civil War. Unfortunately, Sony and Marvel couldn’t reach an agreement. At least, not for that film. Sony and Columbia Pictures co-president of production Michael De Luca did see the value in the concept, though, and though it could have helped their own Spider-Man franchise. In an email that he sent to Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, he said,

"I really feel, in my heart of hearts, that the new spiderman [sic] in cap 3 could just appear in his own film, be it sinister six or a kick ass spidey film of his own, after that intro in cap 3 and people would be cool with it." 

It definitely couldn’t hurt them! Sharing the character with Marvel can only help Sony do something awesome with this superhero character. Before Marvel and Sony started talking, »

- Joey Paur

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Aquaman Film Considering Mud Director Jeff Nichols

15 December 2014 3:10 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Warner Bros already confirmed that it's working on an "Aquaman" film, which will star Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian) and will hit theaters on July 27th, 2018. Now, thanks to the Sony Pictures hack, we know that Warner Bros already has a director in mind. And that director is Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter). This is from an October 21st email between Michael De Luca of Columbia Pictures and Amy Pascal of Sony Pictures. It's not clear whether negotiations with Nichols already started, but there's still plenty of time to find a director. Meanwhile, Momoa will first appear as Aquaman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and then return for two installments of "Justice League," which will hit theaters in 2017 and 2019. »

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20th Century Fox Planning to Merge Fantastic Four With X-Men

15 December 2014 3:10 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Even though writer/producer Simon Kinberg recently said that the "Fantastic Four" superheroes live in a completely different world from the "X-Men" superheroes, it seems that there will be a way to bring them together. According to leaked emails from the Sony Pictures hack, Columbia Pictures co-president of production Michael De Luca spoke about 20th Century Fox's plans to his boss at Sony Pictures. "[Simon] Kinberg told me Fox is steering X-Men and Fantastic Four into an eventual team up film," said De Luca. It's not clear how all of this will happen, but we know that it will be after the "Fantastic Four" and "X-Men: Apocalypse" movies hit theaters, which will be in 2015 and 2016. »

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Mud's Jeff Nichols reportedly in line to direct Aquaman

14 December 2014 4:45 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jeff Nichols is allegedly in line to helm the forthcoming Aquaman movie.

News of the Mud director's involvement was revealed in the recent Sony leaks, reports The Daily Beast.

An email sent on October 21 from co-president of production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca to Sony's co-chairman Amy Pascal earmarked Nichols as director on the film, which will premier in 2018.

Jason Momoa is contracted to play Aquaman in four Warner Bros films, he recently revealed.

The Game of Thrones actor is locked in for multiple appearances as the superhero in upcoming DC Comics adaptations as well.

A number of emails between Sony executives have recently been leaked in a large-scale hacking. One exchange saw actress Angelina Jolie being labelled a "minimally-talented spoiled brat" by Sony producer Scott Rudin. »

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The X-Men Will Team Up With The Fantastic Four, Get the Details

14 December 2014 4:08 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

An X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover movie seems inevitable, right? After all, crossover comic book movies are by far the biggest thing in Hollywood right now, and even producer Simon Kinberg has said in the past that there is a motivation to "be like Marvel." While this may seem like an obvious future, however, the folks at 20th Century Fox have remained coy about the idea, never actually confirming that a meeting of their two biggest superhero franchises is in the works. So leave it to the Sony Pictures hack to shed some light on what's really going on behind the scenes. In their most recent report about information disseminating from the studio leak, The Daily Beast has revealed very strong evidence that an X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover is in the works - courtesy of an email written by Michael De Luca, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, to Sony Pictures »

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Aquaman Might Consider This Incredible Indie Director

14 December 2014 3:23 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Sony hacking scandal has unleashed a serious mess. But within that mess, we.ve started to gain some valuable information, especially in the world of comic book movies. The latest leak involves key info on superhero film, Aquaman and it claims that the director has been chosen. An email from within Sony Pictures Entertainment suggests that Warner Bros. and DC have recruited indie director Jeff Nichols to direct Aquaman. The Daily Beast reports that an email dated October 21 from Michael De Luca, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures to Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed directors for upcoming superhero films including Nichols for Aquaman and plans for Phil Lord and Chris Miller for a The Amazing Spider-Man 3 film. There hasn.t been much information on the solo Aquaman film to date, but we did already know it was happening. And we know who will star in it. »

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Sony Hack Reveals 'Aquaman' Is Eyeing 'Mud' Director

14 December 2014 1:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The massive Sony hack has uncovered a dearth of information on that studio's upcoming films, but also a few projects that aren't even set up at Sony. The Daily Beast reports that an October 21 email from Michael De Luca to Amy Pascal reveals that Warner Bros. is eyeing director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) to make their Aquaman movie. The news has not been confirmed by the studio, and it isn't known if Warner Bros. has made an official offer to the filmmaker yet or not.

Aquaman will star Jason Momoa as the title character, who will be introduced in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The character will also be featured in the two-part adventure Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, which are set for release in 2017 and 2019 respectively. Jason Momoa revealed earlier this month that he wants Zack Snyder to direct Aquaman, but that likely won't »

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More Leaks Reveal Reported Plans Around ‘Star Wars’ Episodes 8 & 9

14 December 2014 10:23 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Now this is going to get even uglier. It’s one thing for Sony leaks to reveal Sony Pictures information, but the vultures digging through every line of email are now turning over information from Sony execs discussing other studios' films and unintentionally revealing their rivals’ plans. As if it’s not bad enough for Amy Pascal and President of Production for Columbia Pictures Mike De Luca—the former seemingly revealed/spoiled the info of who is directing Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” film with information that surfaced today. Now they’re going to inadvertently piss off the ultra-secretive Kathleen Kennedy and LucasFilm because some of their future plans may have been unveiled too. Spoilers of course, but keep in mind this is secondhand information from a producer who is not working on these films, so who’s to say if it’s 100% accurate. “Looper” director Rian Johnson (who is also about »

- Edward Davis

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Sony Hack Reveals X-Men/Fantastic Four Crossover And Possible Aquaman Director

14 December 2014 10:01 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Sony hack continues to reveal more golden nuggets of information today, as we’re now hearing of not only an X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover, but also a possible director for Aquaman. Of course, none of this is confirmed just yet, but The Daily Beast is reporting on quite a few tantalizing details.

First up is the X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover, which has been rumored for a long time now. According to an email from Sony’s Michael De Luca, Fox is “steering X-Men and Fantastic Four into an eventual team up film.” Again, we’ve heard about this before, so it’s not exactly surprising. In fact, it’s almost inevitable that the two properties will merge at some point. Still, this semi-confirmation does give more credence to the rumor, which is certainly an interesting one.

Next up is a little tidbit about a possible director for Warner Bros.’ Aquaman film. »

- Matt Joseph

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Sony Leak Reveals Star Wars VIII & IX Will Be "Luke & Leia Storylines"

14 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After J.J. Abrams completes Star Wars: The Force Awakens he'll pass the Star Wars directing baton to Looper director Rian Johnson,  who will be writing and directing Episodes VIII and IX. Another stolen Sony email from September 20, 2014 has surfaced online and this one has President of Production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca discussing Disney's Star Wars with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal. In it, he says Johnson's VIII and IX will be "Luke and Leia" storylines." He also knocks screenwriter Gary Whitta ("Godzilla" & "After Earth"), who is writing the Gareth Edwards' Star Wars standalone film. "Star Wars: Any studio would have lost josh trank and rian Johnson to this, it's freaking Star Wars. Your After Earth writer Gary Whitta is writing Gareth Edwards stand alone Star Wars film. Simon Kinberg is writing Josh Tranks. No one knows what they're about but Boba Fett is rumored »

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Sony Leak Reveals Star Wars VIII & IX Will Be "Luke & Leia Storylines"

14 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After J.J. Abrams completes Star Wars: The Force Awakens he'll pass the Star Wars directing baton to Looper director Rian Johnson,  who will be writing and directing Episodes VIII and IX. Another stolen Sony email from September 20, 2014 has surfaced online and this one has President of Production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca discussing Disney's Star Wars with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal. In it, he says Johnson's VIII and IX will be "Luke and Leia" storylines." He also knocks screenwriter Gary Whitta ("Godzilla" & "After Earth"), who is writing the Gareth Edwards' Star Wars standalone film. "Star Wars: Any studio would have lost josh trank and rian Johnson to this, it's freaking Star Wars. Your After Earth writer Gary Whitta is writing Gareth Edwards stand alone Star Wars film. Simon Kinberg is writing Josh Tranks. No one knows what they're about but Boba Fett is rumored »

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Jeff Nichols will reportedly direct Warner Bros.’ Aquaman movie

14 December 2014 6:22 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As well as revealing plenty of details about the plans for the Spider-Man franchise [read about those here, here and here], the big Sony hack has also given us some insight into other studios’ superhero projects.

Following on from the news that Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo will helm the two-part Avengers: Infinity War, the latest details to emerge concern Warner Bros.’ 2018 Aquaman movie.

According to emails from Columbia’s Michael De Luca seen by The Daily Beast, Jeff Nichols is set to direct the Aquaman solo movie, which will see Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) taking on the role of the King of Atlantis following his debut appearance in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Nichols’ prvious credits include Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud.

So far, aside from Zack Snyder, the only others director a so far attached to Warner Bros.’ DC slate are David Ayer (Fury »

- Gary Collinson

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