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Paramount Co-Financing Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

8 May 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount has come on board to co-finance and co-produce action vehicle “Ghost in the Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson, with DreamWorks, Variety has learned exclusively.

Under the deal, Paramount will handle the international release of “Ghost in the Shell” while DreamWorks will release the movie through its output deal with Disney on March 31, 2017.

Variety reported on Jan. 5 that Johansson was set to star in DreamWorks’ adaptation of the popular anime title, with Paramount having the option to co-finance and co-produce.

The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime. During last month’s press day for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Johansson told Collider.com that director Rupert Sanders was expected to begin shooting early next year.

Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing “Ghost in Shell” from a script by Bill Wheeler. Mark Sourian is exec producing. »

- Dave McNary

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Ghost in the Shell with Scarlett Johansson is bumped forward

30 April 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson, has had its release date bumped up.

The Disney film will now hit Us cinemas on March 31, 2017 - two weeks earlier than first planned.

The shift means the film is now no longer clashing with Furious 8, which has a release date of April 14, 2017.

Ghost in the Shell is centred around a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, which focuses on fighting technology-related crime.

It was originally published as a seinen manga series, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, and was later published as its own tankōbon volumes by Kodansha. The celebrated animated movie was released in 1995.

Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders is lined up to direct the adaptation, while Avi Arad and Steven Paul will produce from a script by Bill Wheeler.

Watch a trailer for 1995's Ghost in the Shell below: »

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"Spider-Man" Gets Animated

23 April 2015 9:01 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, directors of "The Lego Movie" and "21 Jump Street", will take 'Spider-Man' "...back to his graphic roots..." with a new animated "Spider-Man" feature, that will exist independently of the projects in the ongoing live-action "Spider-Man" universe:

'Spider-Man' will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' ('McU'). Sony Pictures will then release the next installment of its "Spider-Man" franchise, July 28, 2017, in a live-action film produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige and Sony's Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago.

Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will also produce.

According to the studio, "...'Spider-Man', embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide..."

Click the images to enlarge. »

- Michael Stevens

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Animated Spider-man Feature Hitting Theaters July 20, 2018

23 April 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced on Tuesday at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.

Lord & Miller are masterminding the project, writing the treatment and producing the film.

As previously announced, Spider-Man will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (McU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, a live-action film being produced by Kevin Feige at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago.

The animated film from Lord & Miller, dated July 20, 2018, has Avi Arad, »

- Michelle McCue

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Phil Lord & Chris Miller Developing Animated Spider-Man Movie For Sony

23 April 2015 6:56 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

During their CinemaCon presentation, Sony Pictures announced they're developing an animated Spider-Man feature film with Phil Lord and Chris Miller that will land in 2018, a year after their live-action revival of the webslinger.  Come inside to learn more!

Following their success on The Lego Movie, the directing duo Lord and Miller have become incredibly busy.  On top of working the story treatment for Warner Bros. The Flash movie, it's now been revealed that they're working on the script and production development of an all new animated feature film based on Spider-Man.  Sony chair Tom Rothman made the announcement during Sony's CinemaCon presentation, revealing that the movie will hit on July 20, 2018.  From the press release: 

On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Sony Sets Animated "Spider-Man" For 2018

22 April 2015 9:11 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though rumored a while back, Sony has now officially announced plans for a new animated feature based on Marvel superhero Spider-Man.

"The Lego Movie" and "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will direct the project, write the treatment and produce the film which is targeting a July 20th 2018 release - a year after the upcoming Marvel-approved "Spider-Man" movie hits cinemas on July 28th 2017.

Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman says the film will 'co-exist' with the live-action Spiderman universe, but according to a press release: "The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing."

Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are on board to produce .

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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‘The Lego Movie’ team behind animated Spider-Man feature for Sony

22 April 2015 8:22 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Get ready for more Spidey — but in animated form.

During a panel at CinemaCon today, new Sony chairman Tim Rothman revealed that the studio would be releasing an animated Spider-Man film with The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller attached to write the treatment and produce. There is no confirmation as to if the duo will direct the film.

According to the press release, the film will stand independently from the already announced 2017 live-action film that Sony is making with Marvel and Kevin Feige. This means that it won’t be apart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and could be a one-off film. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal are set to serve as producers.

While the idea of another Spider-Man movie sounds mundane, the prospects of having Lord and Miller behind it has to make many people (even non-fans) excited. The duo have »

- Zach Dennis

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Phil Lord And Chris Miller Are Making An Animated Spider-Man Movie

22 April 2015 7:24 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hot on the heels of the recent outing of the shortlist of actors in contention to play the next live-action version of Spidey, Sony Pictures has announced that The Lego Movie and Jump Street directing duo, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, will be making an animated Spider-Man film, which is set to hit theatres on July 20th, 2018.

So far, the two filmmakers are only set to develop the project, meaning they will write and produce it. No word yet on whether or not they’ll direct, but you can bet that Sony is definitely going to offer them the position. There’s also no information on which direction the story will take, but we can confirm that the film will “exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.”

Check out the full press release below and let us know your thoughts on Phil Lord »

- James Garcia

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‘Spider-Man’ Animated Movie Coming in 2018

22 April 2015 6:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spider-Man is going back to his graphic roots. On Thursday, Sony announced a new animated feature for the Marvel superhero from “The Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

The movie hits theaters July 20, 2018.

Lord and Miller, the filmmaking duo behind “22 Jump Street” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” will write the treatment and produce the Spider-Man movie.

Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman made the disclosure at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Rothman said the film will “co-exist” with the live-action Spiderman universe, but the press release clarifies: “The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.”

Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are on board to produce the picture.

Rothman did not, however, reveal any news on the live-action “Spider-Man” from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe that will debut on July 28, 2017. Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Sony’s Pascal will produce that movie, »

- Variety Staff

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'Lego Movie' directors creating animated 'Spider-Man' film

22 April 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sony has set The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to take Spider-Man back to his graphic roots and has set a release date of July 20, 2018.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group’s new chairman Tom Rothman told CinemaCon attendees in Las Vegas that the film would exist independently of the ongoing live-action franchise.

Lord and Miller, who also directed Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, are writing a treatment and will produce alongside Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal.

As previously announced, Spider-Man will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (McU), while the next stand-alone Spidey film is set for July 28 2017.

At a separate CinemaCon event Clint Eastwood said he was not involved as previously thought on the film about Atlanta Olympics security guard hero Richard Jewell to star Jonah Hill.  

Disney screened its upcoming Pixar release and out-of-competition Cannes world premiere »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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CinemaCon: 'Lego Movie' directors creating animated 'Spider-Man' film

22 April 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sony has set The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to take Spider-Man back to his graphic roots and has set a release date of July 20, 2018.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group’s new chairman Tom Rothman told CinemaCon attendees in Las Vegas that the film would exist independently of the ongoing live-action franchise.

Lord and Miller, who also directed Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, are writing a treatment and will produce alongside Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal.

As previously announced, Spider-Man will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (McU), while the next stand-alone Spidey film is set for July 28 2017.

At a separate CinemaCon event Clint Eastwood said he was not involved as previously thought on the film about Atlanta Olympics security guard hero Richard Jewell to star Jonah Hill.  

Disney screened its upcoming Pixar release and out-of-competition Cannes world premiere »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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CinemaCon: Sony plans animated 'Spider-Man'

22 April 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio has set The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to take the webslinger back to his graphic roots and planted a pole in July 20, 2018.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group’s new chairman Tom Rothman told CinemaCon attendees in Las Vegas that the film would exist independently of the ongoing live-action franchise.

Lord and Miller, who also directed Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, are writing a treatment and will produce alongside Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal.

As previously announced, Spider-Man will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (McU), while the next stand-alone Spidey film is set for July 28 2017.

At a separate CinemaCon event Clint Eastwood said he was not involved as previously thought on the film about Atlanta Olympics security guard hero Richard Jewell to star Jonah Hill.  

Disney screened its upcoming Pixar release and out-of-competition Cannes world premiere »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Scarlett Johansson Confirms Ghost In The Shell Early 2016 Start Date

21 April 2015 6:36 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

News about the controversial plans for a live-action remake of anime classic Ghost In The Shell has been thin on the ground of late. But with Scarlett Johansson does the press rounds for a little movie called Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the star of the planned project told Collider when the film will start shooting.“It’s happening. It will be shooting the beginning of next year, so I think we start production January or February and it’s me and Rupert [Sanders]; and that’s all I know.”Rupert Sanders is the director of Snow White And The Huntsman, and he's working with producers Avi Arad and Steven Paul on the film which no doubt hopes to match the financial success of 2014's Scarlett Johannsson action movie Lucy ($458 million worldwide).The production rumbles on despite the understandable concerns of those who love Masamune Shirow’s original 1989 work, which spawned three manga editions, »

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Scarlett Johansson's Ghost In The Shell Begins Filming Winter 2016

21 April 2015 10:19 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While on the promotional tour for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson lightly touched on the status of her next big-budge tentpole, Dreamworks' live-action Ghost in the Shell.  “It’s happening. It will be shooting the beginning of next year, so I think we start production January or February and it’s me and Rupert [Sanders]; and that’s all I know.” Johansson somersaulted Suicide Squad's Margot Robbie for the lead role in the adaptation of Masamune Shirow's manga (It's still unconfirmed whether Johansson is playing The Major or someone new in Dreamworks' vision).  Bill Wheeler penned the script.  Avi Arad, Steven Spielberg and Steven Paul are overseeing the project. It's interesting that Johansson states that she only knows when filming begins and that's all.  Does that mean she hasn't read the script yet?   The film is currently slated for release on April 14, 2017. »

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Scarlett Johansson Says Ghost In The Shell Will Begin Filming In Early 2016

21 April 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though all eyes in the film industry are locked on her role in Joss Whedon’s soon-to-be-released Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson has provided a quick update regarding her involvement in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell remake, stating that the project will enter production in the beginning of 2016.

Speaking to Collider whilst promoting Marvel’s aforementioned sequel, here’s what the actress had to share on the nascent, anime-inspired film.

“It’s happening. It will be shooting the beginning of next year, so I think we start production January or February and it’s me and Rupert [Sanders]; and that’s all I know.”

Billed as a post-cyberpunk anime, Ghost in the Shell orbits around Motoko Kusanagi (Johansson), a no-nonsense cybernetic human that spearheads a law enforcement division known as Public Security Section 9.

Johansson has no doubt proved her ass-kicking credentials across multiple Marvel movies, and »

- Michael Briers

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The Metal Gear Solid Movie Just Took A Big Step Forward

31 March 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The long touted adaptation of Metal Gear Solid is a step closer to fruition, as Sony Pictures has signed up Jay Basu to write the screenplay for the film. This will be great news for gamers, because since Metal Gear Solid debuted back in 1998, the game and its subsequent sequels have been met with consistent critical acclaim and have sold over 30 million copies. Deadline has the scoop on this story, adding that Kings Of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts is still on board to direct, and that Ari Arad as well as production president Michael De Luca are steering the ship as producers as well. Metal Gear Solid originally premiered on the PlayStation console over a decade and a half ago, after being devised and created by Hideo Kojima. The game.s protagonist is Solid Snake, a well-trained and deadly soldier who looks to negate the threat of a renegade special »

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Metal Gear Solid Movie Gains A Writer

31 March 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Metal Gear in movie form was announced years ago, but somewhat vanished from existance. While Konami and Kojima seem to be parting ways, the movie still found a way to float back to attention. Check out who will be writing the film.

It was back in 2012 during Metal Gear's 25th anniversary event that Kojima announced they are making a Metal Gear movie. He was to be closely involved, and Sony's Columbia Pictures picked it up. All pointing to good signs that this movie will be done well.

Then it vanished. We haven't heard anything at all regarding the film since, until today.

Deadline is reporting that Sony has finally found a writer for the film, and it isn't some Hollywood big shot.

Jay Basu is the writer they have selected. His credits include Monsters: Dark Continent and he will soon be helping Universal Pictures reboot their monster flicks. Beyond »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Dustin Spino)

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Metal Gear Solid movie finds a new writer

31 March 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been nearly a year since we last heard anything about the big screen adaptation of popular video game franchise Metal Gear Solid when it was reported that Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) had been attached to the project. Well, now we have some more news.

According to Deadline, in-demand British writer Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) has penned a deal with Sony Pictures to write a feature adaptation of Metal Gear Solid, which is set to be produced by Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man). Basu has also been attached to Universal to work on their expanded monsters universe with classic characters such as Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein.

Metal Gear Solid started out life on the MSX2 and Nintendo Famicon in 1987, titled simply Metal Gear. The game was ported for a non-Japanese audience on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 and it spawned an official sequel in Japan, »

- Luke Owen

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Metal Gear movie adaptation lands Monsters: Dark Continent writer

31 March 2015 2:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation has landed a writer.

According to Deadline, British writer Jay Basu will pen the script for the Sony Pictures project.

It was revealed last year that the film will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Robert, with Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Fantastic Four) producing.

Vogt-Robert's previous credits include The Kings of Summer, while Basu's Monsters: Dark Continent is in post-production.

Plot, dates and casting details for the upcoming movie are yet to be announced.

It was recently revealed that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima would leave Konami after finishing work on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

Konami has already started recruiting for a new game in the series. »

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Metal Gear Solid movie lands new writer

30 March 2015 10:54 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jay Basu has been hired to pen the Metal Gear Solid movie, which is still pressing ahead...

The planned big screen take on the Metal Gear Solid videogames remains an active project, and we now learn that a new writer has been signed up to take a shot at the screenplay.

Jay Basu, who co-wrote the incoming Monsters: Dark Continent, is the writer concerned. He's been working with Universal on its classic monster cinematic universe too, and he now has to get the Metal Gear Solid screenplay in place, ready for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer, which if you haven't seen, we can't recommend highly enough).

The movie is being produced by Avi and Ari Arad, and we don't yet have an idea of when the film is scheduled before. Presumably all concerned would be quite keen to get cracking, though.

More on the Metal Gear Solid movie as we hear it. »

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