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11 items from 2017


Nickelodeon reviving Invader Zim for TV movie

7 April 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Invader Zim is set to become the latest revival over at Nickelodeon, with the critically acclaimed cult animated series set for a feature-length TV movie, which will reunite original cast members Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Andy Berman (Dib), and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) along with creator Jhonen Vasquez.

The show aired for two seasons between 2001 and 2002, although it was cancelled by Nickelodeon midway through season two, with the final episodes not airing until 2006. The show follows the titular Zim, an extraterrestrial determined to conquer and enslave the Earth.

Invader Zim is the third cartoon to receive a revival by Nickelodeon, with Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie set to air later this year, and a Rocko’s Modern Life special also on the horizon. »

- Gary Collinson

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Catherine Hardwicke Set to Direct “Miss Bala” Remake for Sony

5 April 2017 8:02 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

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Catherine Hardwicke has found her next gig. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Twilight” director will helm Sony’s remake of “Miss Bala,” a 2011 Mexican drama from Gerardo Naranjo.

The original film sees protagonist Laura (Stephanie Sigman) enter the Miss Baja beauty pageant. “During rehearsals, she witnesses a gang killing DEA agents and nightclub-goers and is then kidnapped by the gang and forced to work for them in the deadly drug war,” THR summarizes. “Miss Bala” premiered at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard competition and was Mexico’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

The remake will center on Gloria Meyer, “who finds herself a pawn, after her friend Suzu goes missing in Tijuana, in a dangerous game being played by the CIA, the DEA and a charismatic young crime boss,” the source details. Deadline reports that “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez is one of the actresses being pursued to play Gloria.

Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer will pen the script, while Kevin Misher (Kimberly Peirce’s “Carrie”) and Pablo Cruz (the original “Miss Bala”) will produce. Andy Berman (“Rosewood”) will exec produce.

“The truth is, most of those female stories that are contending for Oscars are directed by men. Let’s be honest,” Hardwicke has said about the films that generate awards buzz. “All the ones that were getting an Oscar pitch with the money and everything behind them were by men.”

Hardwicke’s “Twilight” earned $383 million worldwide on a budget of $37 million. It still holds the record of the highest opening weekend for a female director. “Miss You Already,” “Red Riding Hood,” and “Thirteen” are among her other films. Hardwicke is attached to direct the big screen adaptation of Ya novel “Stargirl” toplined by Joey King (“Fargo”).

Catherine Hardwicke Set to Direct “Miss Bala” Remake for Sony was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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‘Invader Zim’ TV Movie Teaser: Nickelodeon Reviving Animated Series — Watch

5 April 2017 7:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Puny humans, be ready: “Invader Zim” is invading Planet Earth again “soonish”! Nickelodeon just announced plans to make a TV movie based on the animated series created by Jhonen Vasquez, which debuted on the network in 2001 and ran for two seasons, until 2004.

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The series followed an alien named Zim who comes to Earth from the planet Irk after his leaders sent him on a mission just to fool him, not knowing that in fact there was another planet out there. Once here,  Zim and his malfunctioning robot Gir manage to blend in with the rest of the kids, while attempting to conquer the Earth and enslave the human race. Richard Horvitz (who voiced Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Andy Berman (Dib) and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) will return for the 90-minute TV movie, as reported by EW.

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Invader Zim’ TV Movie Teaser: Nickelodeon Reviving Animated Series — Watch

5 April 2017 7:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Puny humans, be ready: “Invader Zim” is invading Planet Earth again “soonish”! Nickelodeon just announced plans to make a TV movie based on the animated series created by Jhonen Vasquez, which debuted on the network in 2001 and ran for two seasons, until 2004.

Read More: 50 Movies to See This Summer

The series followed an alien named Zim who comes to Earth from the planet Irk after his leaders sent him on a mission just to fool him, not knowing that in fact there was another planet out there. Once here,  Zim and his malfunctioning robot Gir manage to blend in with the rest of the kids, while attempting to conquer the Earth and enslave the human race. Richard Horvitz (who voiced Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Andy Berman (Dib) and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) will return for the 90-minute TV movie, as reported by EW.

Read More: Studio Ghibli Fest Bringing Six Animated »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke in talks to helm remake of Miss Bala

5 April 2017 7:06 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Twilight and Miss You Already director Catherine Hardwicke is currently in talks to take the helm on the Sony Pictures remake of the Mexican film, Miss Bala. The 2011 crime drama centred around a Beauty Pageant contestant who accidentally becomes embroiled with a vicious gang after witnessing a number of brutal murders.

Related: Catherine Hardwicke interview on Miss You Already

It has also been reported that Sony have also singled out Jane the Virgin star, Gina Rodriquez, as the frontrunner as the lead protagonist in a race against time to keep Hardwicke firmly attached to the venture. The director is also currently being linked to TriStar production The Phantom Booth meaning Sony are under pressure to secure the services of a star for Miss Bala to stop Hardwicke going elsewhere.

Back in 2011, the year in which the original was released, Miss Bala premiered at Un Certain Regard section »

- Zehra Phelan

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Invader Zim Movie Is Coming to Nickelodeon

4 April 2017 5:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nickelodeon officially announced today the greenlight for an all-new, 90-minute Invader Zim TV movie from original creator Jhonen Vasquez, marking the network's third animated property from its rich library of content to be reimagined for today's audience. The 2D-animated TV movie, produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, will show the latest and greatest ridiculous attempt at world domination by the universe's worst alien invader ever. The movie will also feature original voices from the fan-favorite television series. Here's what Chris Viscardi, Svp, Content Development and Production, Animation, Nickelodeon, had to say about the TV movie in a statement.

"As a network that prides itself on a 25-year history of creating groundbreaking, hilarious animation for kids, Invader Zim is one of our great loves. It's been so exciting to see its popularity grow over the last decade through social media, consumer products and the Zim comic books. What makes this announcement extra »

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‘Miss Bala’: Catherine Hardwicke Set to Helm English-Language Remake of Beauty Pageant-Set Thriller

4 April 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke is set to helm the Sony remake of “Miss Bala,” as reported by Deadline. According to the site, “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez is the front-runner to topline the film about a beauty pageant contestant who witnesses various drug-related crimes and is dragged into the gang’s dangerous business.

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The original drama premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. and was Mexico’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film for the 84th Academy Awards. It was directed by Mexican filmmaker Gerardo Naranjo, who also co-wrote it alongside Mauricio Katz. “Spectre” actress Stephanie Sigman starred as the lead role.

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The script for the English-language remake is »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Invader Zim’ Aims to Conquer Earth Again in Nickelodeon Animated TV Movie

4 April 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Invader Zim” is back and looking to conquer Earth again, this time in an all-new original TV movie on Nickelodeon.

The pint-sized extraterrestrial from the planet Irk starred in his own Nickelodeon series that ran for one season on Nick in 2001. It was created by Jhonen Vasquez, who returns to shepherd the new incarnation.

Like the original series, the “Invader Zim” movie will follow the delusional alien as he hatches a new plan to destroy Earth in order to win favor from his home planet’s leaders, the Almighty Tallest.

The new movie, which is currently in pre-production, will also feature members of the original cast, including Richard Horvitz as Zim, Rosearik Rikki Simons as Zim’s malfunctioning robot Gir, Andy Berman as Dib, a boy who’s determined to foil Zim’s plans, and Melissa Gahn as Dib’s younger sister Gaz.

“As a network that prides itself on a 25-year history of creating groundbreaking, hilarious »

- Terry Flores

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Pablo Larraín to direct 'The True American' for Annapurna

4 April 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Chilean director behind Jackie, Neruda boards post-9/11 project.

Pablo Larraín is attached to direct The True American for Annapurna Pictures as the company continues to ramp up operations.

The project will be based on Anand Giridharadas’ non-fiction book The True American: Murder And Mercy In Texas that takes place in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

The Texas-set story centres on Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran who narrowly survived a killing spree that took the lives of two other immigrants.

The Dallas-area convenience store worker lost sight in one of his eyes and lobbied unsuccessfully to have his attacker, self-styled ‘Arab slayer’ Mark Stroman, spared from execution. 

Annapurna chief Megan Ellison, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew Budman and Juan de Dios Larraín will produce.

Sony has closed a deal for Catherine Hardwicke to direct the English-language remake of 2011 Mexican crime drama and Un Certain Regard selection Miss Bala. Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer will adapt »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Catherine Hardwicke to Direct ‘Miss Bala’ Remake for Sony

4 April 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Twilight” helmer Catherine Hardwicke has been tapped by Sony Pictures to direct its remake of “Miss Bala,” sources confirmed to Variety.

The film is an adaptation of the Mexican entry for best foreign-language film at the 84th Academy Awards in 2011. It centers on a woman named Laura Guerrero who, along with her friend, enters a Miss Baja beauty pageant. She witnesses during rehearsals a gang killing Drug Enforcement Administration agents and nightclub-goers, which turns her life upside down. She’s then kidnapped by the men and forced to work for them in the deadly drug war.

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Stephanie Sigman starred in the original movie, directed by Gerardo Naranjo.

Kevin Misher and Pablo Cruz will produce the remake, while Andy Berman executive produces. Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer will write the adaptation. No talent is currently attached to star in the film.

Sony had »

- Justin Kroll

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Invader Zim Is the Latest Cartoon to Get a Nickelodeon Revival

4 April 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Everything old is new again for Nickelodeon—this time Invader Zim is staging the comeback. Invader Zim will return in a new 90-mimute TV movie from original creator Jhonen Vazquez, E! News has learned. The movie will showcase the latest ridiculous attempt at world domination by everyone's favorite terrible alien invader. The original voice cast is on board with Richard Horvitz as Invader Zim, Rikke Simons as Gir, Zim's robot servant, Andy Berman as Dib, Zim's arch-enemy who is still determined to expose his plans, and Melissa Fahn as Gaz, Dib's younger sister. Look for additional casting to be announced in the coming months. This is Nickelodeon's third animated revival. Invader Zim joins the »

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