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Marvel Confirms It Has Rights to 'Daredevil' Villain Kingpin and Elektra

16 April 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April 2013, Marvel Studios reclaimed the rights to Daredevil, after 20th Century Fox failed to get production started on their proposed reboot, which Joe Carnahan was at one time set to direct. What wasn't known at the time is whether Daredevil characters Kingpin and Elektra came with this deal. Today, Kevin Feige reveals in an interview with IGN that the studio does have the rights to Elektra in full and at least partial rights to Kingpin.

"Elektra I think we have. I think that was part of Daredevil, and that's clean and simple. Kingpin we either have or somehow share. I'm not 100 percent clear on that one."

Marvel currently has a shared rights deal for the characters Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch with 20th Century Fox, since these characters pop up in both the Avengers comics and the X-Men comics. The deal includes provisions that Marvel Studios can't reference the characters' X-Men history, »

- MovieWeb

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Box Office: Can 'Oculus' Producer Jason Blum Succeed Outside His Horror Comfort Zone?

14 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's no surprise that the one-two punch atop this weekend's box office chart was the second weekend of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (with an estimated $41.4 million) and the debut of family cartoon "Rio 2" (estimated at $39.0 million), but the real drama lay in the fate of the No. 3 movie. That was horror film "Oculus," which rode a wave of positive buzz and even critical kudos to a third-place debut estimated at $12.0 million, enough to beat this weekend's other new wide release, Kevin Costner's sports-management dramedy "Draft Day" (No. 4 with an estimated $9.8 million).

Much of the credit for success of "Oculus" will go to producer Jason Blum (whether he deserves it or not), since Blum is by default the leading auteur in horror movies today, even though he doesn't write or direct them. As a producer, he's hit on a formula that turns micro-budgeted horror movies into profitable franchises, »

- Gary Susman

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'The Truman Show' and 'Narc' TV Series in Development at Paramount

9 April 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount unveiled the first development slate for their new TV division, which includes TV adaptations of the 1998 drama The Truman Show and the 2003 thriller Narc.

Jim Carrey starred in director Peter Weir's The Truman Show, which centered on a man who is unaware that his entire life is being recorded live for a massive reality television show. Everyone in his life, from his wife (Laura Linney) to his best friend (Noah Emmerich) are hired actors playing their part in a state-of-the-art studio that encompasses the fictional town of Seahaven. No details were given for the series, except that it will be a re-imagining of the film. It isn't known if director Peter Weir or screenwriter Andrew Niccol will be involved in any capacity.

Narc director Joe Carnahan will write and direct the pilot episode for this new series based on his crime thriller, which starred Jason Patric as a »

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The Truman Show, Narc, Ghost for TV adaptations, Paramount announces

9 April 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Truman Show, Narc and Ghost are to be adapted for TV by Paramount.

The films - all original Paramount releases - will see TV series based on them go into development.

A new drama based on Caleb Carr novel The Alienist is in the works as well, alongside the previously announced TV adaptation of The Terminator.

The development slate is the company's first in TV since relaunching its startup division Paramount Television.

Joe Carnahan (The Grey) will write and direct the pilot for Narc, based on the 2002 film starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric.

The adaptation of 1990's Ghost, which starred the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, has filmmakers Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner on board.

An adaptation of Peter Moffat's BBC series The Village has also been announced.

Paramount's TV president Amy Powell said: "While we are just getting started, there has been a terrific amount »

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The Truman Show, Narc, Ghost for TV adaptations, confirms Paramount

9 April 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Truman Show, Narc and Ghost are to be adapted for TV by Paramount.

The films - all original Paramount releases - will see TV series based on them go into development.

A new drama based on Caleb Carr novel The Alienist is in the works as well, alongside the previously announced TV adaptation of The Terminator.

The commissions are the company's first in TV since relaunching its startup division Paramount Television.

Joe Carnahan (The Grey) will write and direct the pilot for Narc, based on the 2002 film starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric.

The adaptation of 1990's Ghost, which starred the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, has filmmakers Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner on board.

An adaptation of Peter Moffat's BBC series The Village has also been announced.

Paramount's TV president Amy Powell said: "While we are just getting started, there has been a terrific amount of »

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"Narc," "Truman," "Ghost" Become TV Series

9 April 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The recently relaunched Paramount Television division has announced its first development slate which includes a bunch of TV projects based on properties from the Paramount movie library.

There's a crime drama with roots in Joe Carnahan's "Narc" with Carnahan writing and directing the pilot. Paramount has also come onboard Skydance and Annapurna's "Terminator" TV series announced back in December.

Then there's "re-imaginings" of both the Jim Carrey classic "The Truman Show" and the Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore supernatural romance film "Ghost".

Also in the works are a drama series inspired by Caleb Carr's novel "The Alienist," a limited series based on A. Scott Berg's Pulitzer Prize-winning Charles Lindbergh biography, and an adaptation of Peter Moffat's BBC series "The Village".

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Paramount TV Unveils First Development Slate That Includes Series Takes On ‘Narc’ & ‘Truman Show’, Firms Up Executive Team

9 April 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

A year after Paramount Studios signaled its re-entry in TV with the relaunch of Paramount Television, the start-up division has set its first development slate. As expected, it includes mining well-known properties from the Paramount movie library. That includes a crime drama with roots in Joe Carnahan’s Narc, with Carnahan writing and directing the pilot, and a re-imagination of the Jim Carrey hit The Truman Show. Additionally, Paramount has boarded the Terminator TV series, joining Skydance Television and Annapurna Pictures, who announced the project back in December. Paramount TV also has in the works an adaptation of hit feature Ghost with filmmakers Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. Other projects on Paramount TV’s inaugural slate include a drama series inspired by Caleb Carr’s best-selling novel The Alienist, with Anonymous Content (True Detective) executive producing; a limited series event based on A. Scott Berg’s Pulitzer-winning biography Lindbergh; and »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Paramount Television Sets Comedy, Drama Development Chiefs

9 April 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paramount’s nascent TV division has named its head of comedy and drama development along with other key execs working under prexy Amy Powell.

Powell has spent the past few months assembling a handful of high-end projects and a core team of execs. She’s in the unusual position of launching a startup with the benefit of deep pockets and the archive of a studio more than 100 years old.

“It’s not only all the great movies we’ve released over the years but all the books and the articles and the life rights we own, and the great screenplays that never made it to the screen,” Powell told Variety. “To be able to walk in here with a literal clean slate and (chairman) Brad (Grey’s) directive — it’s the best of all worlds.”

For Powell, the focus is on “quality, not quantity” of projects. She’s looking to »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Blum On Carnahan's "Stretch," "Jem" Movie

3 April 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Grey" and "Smokin Aces" director Joe Carnahan's controversial new drama "Stretch" was pulled from the release calendar a while back with many wondering when we will ever get to see it.

The story stars Patrick Wilson as a chauffeur whose new ride is a devious billionaire (Chris Pine). Their night together leads to increasingly dangerous encounters. Jessica Alba, Brooklyn Decker, Ed Helms, and Ray Liotta also star.

Universal had planned a wide release but essentially dropped the movie soon after scheduling it. The film's producer Jason Blum has now spoken about the release date incident and says there is a chance it could end up at Toronto this year. He tells Collider:

"What happened with it was that all of the movies that we make, we don't announce and date them wide until they're finished. We got ahead of ourselves with Stretch and dated the movie.

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- Garth Franklin

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Producer Jason Blum Explains Why Joe Carnahan’s Stretch Lost Its Release Date and When We Might See the Movie

3 April 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I was incredibly bummed when Joe Carnahan's Stretch was pulled from the calendar.  I'm a huge fan of the director (The Grey was my favorite film of 2012), and Stretch has a catchy premise: Patrick Wilson plays a chauffeur who picks up a difficult and devious billionaire, played in a cameo by Chris Pine.  As the night goes on, their interaction leads to increasingly dangerous encounters.  Jessica Alba, Brooklyn DeckerEd Helms, and Ray Liotta also appear in the film.  The movie was supposed to have a wide release, but Universal concluded it would be unwise to spend $20 million to $40 million to distribute the movie, so they dropped it. Yesterday, we spoke with producer Jason Blum for his new film, Oculus, and he also provided an update on the status of Stretch, and when we might finally see the film.  Hit the jump for more. Collider: It was so disappointing »

- Matt Goldberg

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Alfre Woodard To Play The Potus In NBC Drama Pilot ‘State of Affairs’

23 March 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Alfre Woodard has been cast to play the President of the United States for the NBC political drama pilot State of Affairs, which is being called "Scandal meets The West Wing" (but of course).Starring Katherine Heigl, the show is about a CIA officer, Heigl, "who becomes President Roberta Payton's (Woodard) daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job."The twist is that Heigl’s character is also President Payton’s late son’s ex-girlfriend. Leslie Odom Jr. is also in the cast, playing a character named Mitchell Manning, who's Chief of Staff to the President. Joe Carnahan, who directed Smoking Aces, The A-Team and The Grey, will direct the pilot and will also be its executive producer if the network orders it into series.

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Alfre Woodard to play Us President in NBC's 'State of Affairs'

21 March 2014 9:52 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, March 22: Alfre Woodard will soon be seen playing the Us President in NBC's 'State Of Affairs' opposite Katherine Heigl, who will play a maverick CIA officer.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar nominee will play President Roberta Payton who hires her late son's former girlfriend, Heigl's character, to be her legal briefer.

The Joe Carnahan-helmed CIA drama, which also stars 'The Mob Doctor's Cliff Chamberlain, will be produced by Alexi Hawley, Heigl and her mother Nancy, Bob Simonds, Sophie Watts, Julia Franz and Rodney Faraon. (Ani) »

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Alfre Woodard To Play Us President In NBC Pilot ‘State Of Affair’

21 March 2014 5:57 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Alfre Woodard is taking on a presidential turn opposite Katherine Heigl in NBC‘s drama pilot State Of Affairs. Directed by Joe Carnahan and produced by Universal TV, State Of Affairs stars Heigl as a key CIA attaché who counsels the president (Woodard) on high-stakes incidents around the world. Writers Alexi Hawley and Carnahan exec produce with Heigl, Bob Simonds, Henry Crumpton and Julia Franz. Woodard, repped by ICM Partners, Circle of Confusion and Stankevich Gochman, recently wrapped Annabelle for New Line and Mississippi Grind for Fleck and Boden. She received an Emmy nomination for Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias and shared in 12 Years A Slave‘s SAG ensemble nomination. Related: Pilot Season 2014: Network Casting Chiefs On This Season’s Biggest Challenges, Casting Coups & Fresh Faces 2014 NBC Pilots »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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James D’Arcy Talks Those Who Kill, Working with Chloë Sevigny, Having More Time to Explore a Character, Jupiter Ascending, and More

10 March 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

On the new A&E drama series Those Who Kill, homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny) tracks down serial killers while attempting to come to terms with her own dark past.  To help her with both, she enlists the help of forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer (James D’Arcy), who also has his own demons to work through. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor James D’Arcy talked about how he came to be a part of Those Who Kill, what made him want to get involved with the project, how much he loved working with Chloë Sevigny, the research he did in figuring out what kind of man this would be, how both Catherine and Thomas are manipulating each other, the bigger mystery that’s at the heart of the story, whether their relationship might cross a line, making sure to keep things light on set, what »

- Christina Radish

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Lionsgate Plans Epic Fail, Starring Ed Helms

10 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Lionsgate announced today that they are developing the feature film comedy Epic Fail . Nicky Weinstock and Ed Helms co-developed the original idea for the feature, which has Helms attached to star. In Epic Fail , an elite but highly unorthodox special forces team takes their dysfunction and excessive firepower on a desperate mission to save America, led by the only soldier more badass and more mustachioed than a Navy Seal, The Walrus. Helms, whose recent credits include The Hangover Part III and We're the Millers , can be seen coming up in David Wain's They Came Together , Rob Pearlstein's Someone Marry Barry , Joe Carnahan's Stretch and, as a voice, in the DreamWorks Animation project Captain Underpants . Mike Arnold and Chris Poole (best known for their Black List »

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Tsr Blog: ‘Non-Stop’ and Why It’s Safe for Movie Planes to Crash Again

7 March 2014 11:43 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Through films like Flightplan, Soul Plane, and White House Down, it has taken over a decade for Hollywood to arrive at Non-Stop.

Showing the vitality of Liam Neeson carrying a gun and a broken heart, Non-Stop recently gave the new action hero one of his biggest box office weekends so far. Involving an air marshal using a particular set of skills to hunt and kill someone threatening his plane (to paraphrase Taken), the film may seem like a generic Neeson actioner. But while his character might be a composite of previous roles, the anxiety he tackles within this film is fresh. Considering its box office success (and my mother’s intense experience in watching the movie), Non-Stop works efficiently as a thriller in 2014 because it provides viewers with imagery of in-flight chaos not seen since before 9/11. It is also the indication of a natural progression for how Hollywood films are »

- Nick Allen

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TV Review: A&E’s ‘Those Who Kill,’ ‘Bates Motel’

28 February 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Thanks to Chloe Sevigny’s interesting resume, her presence raised hopes that A&E’s latest stab at (overtly) scripted programming, “Those Who Kill,” might be more than just another serial-killer procedural — “Criminal Minds Xxvii,” as it were. Alas, no such luck, and this latest dreary adaptation of a Danish series has the added burdens of being almost unforgivably shoddy in its details, with cops who stumble and bumble through their investigation, and yet another profiler with a haunted past (is there any other kind?). A&E introduces the show as a “Bates Motel” companion, but this latest crime-drenched show isn’t much fun for those who watch.

Using the drab environs of Pittsburgh as a surrogate for its European inspiration — and to be fair, for a small country, the Danes certainly have a way with brooding and outlandish murderers, dramatically speaking — the series casts Sevigny as Catherine Jensen, a »

- Brian Lowry

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Patrick Wilson in Talks to Join Edgar Wright’s Ant-man Starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas

27 February 2014 1:16 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Edgar Wright's Ant-Man has been lining up talented actors left-and-right with Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas set to lead the picture, and Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, and Clifton Collins Jr. all circling the film.  Now another excellent actor is in the mix as The Wrap reports that Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring) is in talks for an unknown role.  Because Wright is already going in a different direction with the story by putting Scott Lang (Rudd) center stage and moving the more-familiar Hank Pym (Douglas) to a supporting role, it's difficult to know how many of the other characters will be plucked from the comics and how many are from scratch.  Either way, I hope Wilson signs on since he's a great addition to every film he's in.  He'll next be seen in Joe Carnahan's Stretch and he's also attached to star in the indie The Man on Carrion Road. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Review: Non-Stop

27 February 2014 6:23 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Non-Stop is the latest vehicle for Liam Neeson's renaissance as an action hero. Well the vehicle is actually a trans-Atlantic plane in the process of being hijacked. But don’t worry, undercover air Marshall Bill Marks is on-board and he’s played by Neeson. So everything will be fine right? Well, Bill Marks is a broken man put together with spit and wishes. He manages to straddle so many worn tropes - ex-cop, alcoholic, divorced - that it’s not so much noir as, oh noir'again mate.

But this being Neeson he makes the role work better than it deserves. Even when all his plans fail, all his ideas and fighting worthless, we have faith he'll come through, because it is Liam Neeson. Though it may be a foolish hope as we witness Marks throwing back whiskey minutes before boarding. Maybe they should have called this ‘Shakes on a »

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Non-Stop review: Liam Neeson claims his crown as B-movie king | Tom Shone

26 February 2014 2:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This airplane thriller never threatens to make sense as Neeson carries it to a denouement worthy of a murderous Miss Marple

"Nervous flyer?" asks Julianne Moore after she notices Liam Neeson fiddling nervously before take off. "It never quite goes away," Neeson replies. You don't know the half of it, lady.

The last flight Neeson was on crash-landed in the Alaskan tundra, where his fellow passengers were picked off, one by one, by a pack of ravenous grey wolves. The year before that, in Unknown, Neeson landed at Berlin Tagel Airport for a biotechnology summit only to have someone steal his wife, his identity and all respect for German traffic codes. And before that we had Taken, in which Neeson had his daughter kidnapped at Charles de Gaulle Airport by Albanian slave traffickers. Neeson and foreigners don't mix. Neeson and airports don't mix. But Neeson and foreign airports is really asking for trouble. »

- Tom Shone

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