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Editorial: 5 Left-Of-Field Comic Book Movies You Should Be Excited For

18 October 2014 6:13 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

As 0megaDaGod so wonderfully quoted at the end of his editorial last week: “It’s a very exciting time” in the world of superhero movies and television. There are no less than 5 comic-book shows on network TV right now, while Age Of Ultron, Batman Vs Superman and How Avi Arad Ruined The Spider-Man Franchise 3 are just a few of the big name films hitting cinemas over the next few years.   Thanks to the recent DC/WB reveal, there are so many properties floating around right now – and it’s easy to lose track of a few, I know I have! It was only this morning that I remembered The Fantastic Four reboot was still a thing. So I got to wondering, why should the ‘mainstream movies’ grab all of the attention? Why don’t I try and be the first Cbm hipster? Cause everybody loves hipsters… right?! Oh. Okay.   All jokes aside, »

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Johansson Wanted For "Ghost in the Shell"

17 October 2014 2:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Scarlett Johansson has reportedly been offered a whopping $10 million to star in the live-action adaptation of "Ghost in the Shell" at DreamWorks.

"The Wolf of Wall Street" actress Margot Robbie was reportedly in talks last month to star in the adaptation of Masamune Shirow's manga title which spawned numerous anime adaptations including the beloved 1995 "Ghost In The Shell" anime film.

Those talks have apparently fallen apart with Robbie now being lined up for David Ayer's adaptation of the DC Comics title "Suicide Squad". There's no word yet if Johansson has plans to accept.

The story follows a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.

The Rupert Sanders-directed adaptation will be based on a script by Bill Wheeler. Avi Arad, Steven Paul, and Mark Sourian are producing.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Johansson Is Offered ‘Ghost In The Shell’ As ‘Suicide Squad’ Assembles

16 October 2014 11:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Rupert Sanders is apparently targeting Scarlett Johansson for the lead role in Ghost In The Shell. It was earlier reported that Margot Robbie, of The Wolf Of Wall Street fame, was up for the part, but perhaps due to the success of Lucy and The Avengers, Johansson is the action star of choice. Although Robbie is still aiming for the DC adaptation of Suicide Squad which is looking to acquire Will Smith and Tom Hardy for the DC adaptation centred on super villains carrying out black op missions for the government.

Plans for a live action Hollywood version of manga/anime Ghost In The Shell have been in the pipeline for a very long time. First released in 1989, the film focuses on a division of police investigating cyber crimes. From the mind of Masamune Shirow, it was certainly before its time and went on to influence works such as The Matrix. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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'Ghost in the Shell' Movie Wants Scarlett Johansson for the Lead

16 October 2014 8:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

DreamWorks has reportedly made a $10 million offer for actress Scarlett Johansson to star in their live-action Ghost in the Shell remake. There is no word yet on whether or not the actress plans on accepting the offer.

We reported last month that The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie was in talks to star in the adaptation of Masamune Shirow's Japanese Manga comics. However, those talks have fallen apart, and now Robbie is being eyed to star in Warner Bros.' recently announced Suicide Squad adventure.

Ghost in the Shell centers on members of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, who investigate technological crimes. The manga spawned a number of anime adaptations, including Ghost In The Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Ghost in the Shell: Individual Eleven, Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society, Ghost in the Shell: Stand »

- MovieWeb

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Sam Raimi In Talks To Direct Matthew Quick Novel ‘Love May Fail’ At Sony

14 October 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Sam Raimi is in talks to direct Love May Fail, a novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick that Mike White has adapted. Matt Tolmach is producing. Elizabeth Cantillon is the exec producer. The project veers from Raimi’s blockbuster path that led him to most recently direct Oz The Great And Powerful and three Spider-Man films. It reunites the director with Sony and Tolmach, who oversaw those Spider-Man films when he headed production at Sony with Doug Belgrad. Tolmach now produces the Amazing Spider-Man films with Avi Arad. In Quick’s novel, a woman who is coming off a demoralizing ending to her marriage to a cheating husband returns to her hometown determined to clear the name of her favorite English teacher, whose career was ended forcibly after a classroom scandal.

The book will be published in June by HarperCollins. Quick’s books have been catnip to »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Why Spider-Man should cross over with The Avengers

7 October 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amid rumours that Sony is looking to strike a deal with Marvel, Anthony Stokes on why Spider-Man should cross over with The Avengers and join the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

There are a number of fans who have been begging and pleading for Spider-Man to line up alongside The Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avi Arad claimed months ago that “Spider-Man will never be in the Avengers”, but of course that was before the box office receipts from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 came in.  The worst reviewed Spider-Man movie ever, and also the lowest grossing.  Now it’s rumored that Sony is trying to make its character relevant again by striking a deal with Marvel Studios and having him show up in The Avengers. So, is this a good idea?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a pretty consistent tone throughout all of its movies with very few exceptions. Most of »

- Gary Collinson

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'X-Men' Live Action TV Series Being Planned at Fox?

6 October 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we've heard rumblings of this before, Bleeding Cool, the site that brought us the first news of a new Supergirl TV series being developed, now 'confirms' that Fox is moving forward on a live-action X-Men series.

The news comes from a source hiding within the ranks at Fox, who claim that an X-Men live-action TV series is in deep development. The studio is growing increasingly serious about bringing their lucrative Marvel franchise to the small screen, just as Marvel Studios and Disney have done with their own cinematic world on shows like ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter and Netflix's plan to have Marvel's Daredevil lead into The Defenders miniseries.

Of course, there are no details beyond the fact that the development process is heating up. Bleeding Cool hopes that more news will come forward now that it's out in the open, with an announcement to »

- MovieWeb

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Futuristic King Kong Animated Series Coming to Netflix

5 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Netflix has announced a new CG animated series based on the legendary King Kong. The series will be called Kong - King of the Apes, and it will tell a very different story than what we are use too. According to EW the show is set in 2050. Here's a description of the story:

Kong becomes a wanted fugitive after wrecking havoc at Alcatraz Island’s Natural History and Marine Preserve. What most humans on the hunt for the formidable animal don’t realize, though, is that Kong was framed by an evil genius who plans to terrorize the world with an army of enormous robotic dinosaurs. As the only beast strong enough to save humanity from the mechanical dinos, Kong must rely on the help of three kids who know the truth about him.

The series is bring produced by Avi Arad (Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men), and it will be geared toward kids. »

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First Art: Netflix's CG King Kong Series

3 October 2014 5:42 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first artwork has been released from "Kong: King Of The Apes," an original CG-animated series being co-produced by Netflix and 41 Entertainment. The project starts out as a feature-length film which will be followed by twelve half-hour episodes reports EW, who also premiered the art.

The story follows the exploits of King Kong, but will be set in the future - 2050 to be precise. In this tale, the '8th Wonder of the World' is framed and hunted by an evil genius who plans to terrorize the world with an army of enormous robotic dinosaurs.

Avi Arad will produce. In an official statement, Netflix Cco Ted Sarandos says: "With 41 Entertainment as our partner on this, we continue to work with some of the finest animation studios around the world to create shows that will appeal to kids of all ages globally. I always loved King Kong. This is a unique »

- Garth Franklin

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King Kong to Get Animated for Netflix

1 October 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Netflix is wishing to grow their original content for kids, so they picked a very unusual character to do that with-King Kong. Yes, the gorilla that everyone loves and fears will be joining the world of animation for the streaming company. The series will be called Kong — King of the Apes and will take place in the future. He will quickly become their number 1 enemy on his home island of Alcatraz Island, but he quickly shows his good side by fighting off the true villains. The show will be CGI animated and will premier in 2016. Here is what executive producer Avi Arad had to say about his fun project.

I always loved King Kong. This is a unique opportunity to introduce him in brilliant CGI animation to kids worldwide with the power of Netflix

Netflix is clearly trying to set their offerings apart from others. We applaud them for that, »

- Sarah Peel

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Netflix plans futuristic King Kong animated series

1 October 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Legendary’s upcoming King Kong film Skull Island won’t be the only tale featuring the King of the Apes headed our way in 2016, as EW reports that Netflix has set their eyes on a King Kong animated series to debut the same year.

Titled Kong – King of the Apes, the series will be vastly different than any Kong stories we’ve seen before, as it takes place 35 years in the future. Here’s the full description:

Set in 2050, Kong becomes a wanted fugitive after wrecking havoc at Alcatraz Island’s Natural History and Marine Preserve. What most humans on the hunt for th eformidable animal don’t realize, though, is that Kong was framed by an evil genius who plans to terrorize the world with an army of enormous robotic dinosaurs. As the only beast strong enough to save humanity from the mechanical dinos, Kong must rely on the »

- James Garcia

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'Kong - King of the Apes' Animated Series Coming to Netflix

1 October 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix Inc. and 41 Entertainment announced today, Kong - King of the Apes, an original animated TV series for kids from Executive Producer Avi Arad. Arad has been a producer of iconic superhero stories like Spider-Man franchise movies, the X-Men franchise movies, the Iron Man films, and The Incredible Hulk. He has also executive produced kids TV with the extremely popular Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures series which began in 2013.

Netflix members around the world will be introduced to Kong first through a full length feature film that will be followed by 12 half hour episodes beginning in 2016.

Set in 2050, this CGI animation is a fresh and modern take on the classic King Kong story. Even far in the future, Kong is still the strongest creature ever born with many human traits that make him the ultimate iconic hero. In Kong, the future looks bright for San Franciscos Alcatraz Island since its »

- MovieWeb

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Netflix and Arad Animation Announce Original Animated Series Kong - King of the Apes

1 October 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Netflix and 41 Entertainment today announced Kong - King of the Apes, an original animated TV series for kids from Executive Producer Avi Arad. Arad has been a producer of iconic superhero stories like "Spider-Man" franchise movies, the "X-Men" franchise movies, the "Iron-Man" films, and The Incredible Hulk. He has also executive produced kids TV with the popular Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures series which began in 2013. Netflix members around the world will be introduced to Kong first through a full length feature film that will be followed by 12 half hour episodes beginning in 2016. »

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Futuristic King Kong Animated Series Coming To Netflix

1 October 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Kong - King Of The Apes will start out as a feature-length film that will be followed by 12 half-hour episodes. The story won't be a retread of the events of Skull Island, but instead be set in 2050, and deal with the "8th Wonder of the World" being framed and hunted by giant robotic dinosaurs (yes, this one's being aimed at the little 'uns folks). Avi Arad will produce the show. “We’re thrilled to be working with Avi who has made some of the most successful action and adventure franchises today and whose Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventure series has been very popular on Netflix around the world,” Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said. “With 41 Entertainment as our partner on this, we continue to work with some of the finest animation studios around the world to create shows that will appeal to kids of all ages globally.” Arad »

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New Original King Kong Animated TV Series Hitting Netflix

1 October 2014 6:02 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Netflix, Inc. and 41 Entertainment announced today, Kong - King of the Apes™, an original animated TV series for kids from Executive Producer Avi Arad.  Arad has been a producer of iconic superhero stories like Spider-Man franchise movies, the X-Men franchise movies, the Iron-Man films, and The Incredible Hulk.  He has also executive produced kids TV with the extremely popular Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures series which began in 2013.  Netflix members around the world will be introduced to Kong first through a full length feature film that will be followed by 12 half hour episodes beginning in 2016.

Set in 2050, this CGI animation is a fresh and modern take on the classic King Kong story.  Even far in the future, Kong is still the strongest creature ever born with many human traits that make him the ultimate iconic hero.  In Kong, the future looks bright for San Francisco's Alcatraz Island since its transformation »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Netflix sets plans for animated series 'Kong - King of the Apes'

1 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

King Kong is coming to Netflix in 2016, but the animated Kong - King of the Apes won't be telling the same old Skull Island story you're used to hearing. Set in 2050, Kong becomes a wanted fugitive after wrecking havoc at Alcatraz Island's Natural History and Marine Preserve. What most humans on the hunt for the formidable animal don't realize, though, is that Kong was framed by an evil genius who plans to terrorize the world with an army of enormous robotic dinosaurs. As the only beast strong enough to save humanity from the mechanical dinos, Kong must rely on the »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Marvel superhero movies that never got the greenlight

4 September 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From rock operas to Wes Craven to Dazzler, here's some Marvel movies that never quite made it...

Recently, we looked at the DC movies that never got the greenlight. We saw hordes of Superman movies which didn’t make it to screen, along with Batman film ideas and whole hosts of other DC heroes whose movies plummeted out of production (You can read that piece here).

On the other side of the superhero cinema fence, we have the seemingly all-encompassing, game-changing Marvel Cinematic Universe at the height of its powers, the X-Men franchise in rude health and the still-fresh memory of Spider-Man’s hasty reboot. You could be forgiven for thinking that not as many Marvel movies have struggled to get made as their DC counterparts. 

However, having delved once more into the ancient scrolls of cinema history (still better known as extensive Googling), we can confirm there’s plenty »

- rleane

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Margot Robbie Eyes 'Ghost in the Shell' Live-Action Movie

4 September 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Margot Robbie is in early negotiations to star in Dreamworks' upcoming live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell.

The film is based on the Japanese Manga comics created by Masamune Shirow and follows a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission focused on fighting technological crime.

Margot Robbie's role is currently undecided. The actress most recently starring in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. She will next be seen in the Warner Bros. drama Focus and Craig Zobel's sci-fi project Z for Zachariah. She is currently shooting Tarzan in which she stars as Jane opposite Alexander Skarsg&#229rd.

Rupert Sanders is directing from a script by Bill Wheeler. Avi Arad, Steven Paul and Mark Sourian will be producing. No production schedule has been released.

Ghost in the Shell is in development . The film is directed by Rupert Sanders. »

- MovieWeb

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Margot Robbie in Talks to Lead Live-Action 'Ghost in the Shell' Movie

4 September 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Early this year, we learned that Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders would be at the helm of a live-action adaptation of the iconic Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell. There's already been anime films, a TV series, video games and more overseas, so of course an American film must now be made. Now The Wrap has learned that The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie is in early talks to take the lead role of a female member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime. Robbie seems to be poised to become a female action star. William Wheeler (of The Hoax and "The Cape") wrote the script for the film which is still situated at DreamWorks (it's a bit of a passion project for Steven Spielberg, who once tried to make the film himself), with »

- Ethan Anderton

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Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie for DreamWorks' Ghost in the Shell

4 September 2014 1:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Margot Robbie has signed on for upcoming DreamWorks film Ghost in the Shell.

The Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Wolf of Wall Street and Neighbours, will star in the movie based on the Japanese Manga series, according to The Wrap.

The story focuses on a member of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission who specialises in combating technology-related crime.

British director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsmen) will oversee the film.

Avi Arad and Steven Paul will produce, while Bill Wheeler supplies the screenplay.

Robbie recently spoke to Digital Spy about starring in David Yates's upcoming Tarzan picture, admitting to getting hot under the collar playing Jane to Alexander Skarsgård's title character.

Watch Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street below: »

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