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This past summer, Universal Pictures' parent company NBCUniversal acquired DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, with Universal Pictures inheriting the studio's slate of projects in development. One of these projects was actually a live-action adaptation of Voltron, which was being quietly developed at the studio. Today we have word that the project is in fact moving forward at Universal, with the studio setting X-Men and Watchmen writer David Hayter to write the script.
Deadline reports that Tom Engleman (The Chronicles of Riddick, The Lone Ranger) is set to produce. DreamWorks Animation is also behind the animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender, which debuted on Netflix this summer. It isn't known if there will be any connection between the live-action project and the animated series.
After six years of being stuck in development hell, Sony's highly-anticipated Uncharted is finally moving forward in the right direction. Last week, Shawn Levy stepped in to direct, with Joe Carnahan writing the script. Joe Carnahan revealed in a recent interview that he met with Shawn Levy, while teasing that the big screen Nathan Drake will be the antithesis to Indiana Jones.
Collider caught up with Joe Carnahan, who signed on to write the script in July. The filmmaker revealed at the time that he would love to direct Uncharted in a "perfect world," but he is only set to write the script, since he is currently set to both write and direct Bad Boys For Life. Joe Carnahan explains how he caught up with Shawn Levy last weekend and that they discussed their approach to this iconic video game character. Here's what he had to say about how his »
Filmmaker Shawn Levy, who most recently executive produced the first season of Netflix's hit series Stranger Things, while directing two episodes of the show, has come aboard to breathe new life into Sony's long-gestating video game adaptation Uncharted. Joe Carnahan was previously set to direct from his own script, but he recently had to part ways with the project, due to his commitment to another Sony project, Bad Boys For Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. With Shawn Levy now on board, the movie has been put on the fast track, but it remains unclear when filming may begin.
Deadline broke the news about Shawn Levy taking the helm, but no further details about this project were given. Joe Carnahan wrote the most recent version of the script, but it isn't known if Shawn Levy will direct from that draft, or if another writer will be brought in. Shawn Levy »
After nearly seven years in development, Sony's Uncharted movie adaptation is moving forward once again. The studio has brought on writer-director Joe Carnahan to write the script for this video game adaptation, but unfortunately he won't be directing at this time. The filmmaker stated that he would love to direct this project "in a perfect world," but right now, he's only set to write the script.
The last we heard about this project was in June 2015, when Seth Gordon dropped out as the director. Variety reports that Joe Carnahan's involvement with Sony's Bad Boys 3, which starts filming early next year after Will Smith wraps on Bright, makes the filmmaker unavailable to direct. Here's what Joe Carnahan told the site about this project.
"In a perfect world I would love to do both, but right now, I'm only on board to write the script. Archaeology today is in itself an antiquity, »
Despite essentially being stuck in development hell for years now, Sony Pictures is still moving ahead with a big-screen adaptation of Uncharted! Variety is reporting that Joe Carnahan has signed on to pen the latest draft of the script for the upcoming adaptation of the wildly popular Playstation-exclusive video game series. Carnahan is now the latest in a long line of writers to have worked on at least one iteration or another of the film's script, following Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty), who was the most recent person to complete a draft, David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Thomas Dean Donnelly (Sahara), Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara), David Guggenheim (Safe House), and Cormac & Marianne Wibberley (National Treasure). Carnahan also revealed that he's "only on board to write the script" and not direct due to scheduling conflicts with his upcoming production Bad Boys 3, which would seemingly suggest that Sony plans on starting »
The official disc announcement for Doctor Strange confirms the film's bonus features...
Doctor Strange DVD and Blu-Ray release date
We’ve got a date for the discs, that's now been confirmed. Amazon in the UK has started taking pre-orders for the film with a March 6th 2017 release date for the DVD and Blu-ray now listed. The official list of Blu-ray extra features reads thus:
• A Strange Transformation – Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life.
• Strange Company – Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambitious, »
"Forget everything that you think you know." Disney has unveiled a teaser trailer for Marvel's Doctor Strange, which just finished shooting in New York City last week. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the Sorcerer Supreme, a comic book superhero that gains his special powers after meeting The Ancient One, played by Tilda Swinton. The full cast features Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Scott Adkins, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Benedict Wong. This is just a teaser so they don't reveal too much (including his full cape costume) but what we do see looks pretty damn cool. A bit of The Matrix, a bit of Inception, and lots of Benedict Cumberbatch. I'm looking forward to this more than the next Avengers. Here's the first official trailer for Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange, from Disney's YouTube: Benedict Cumberbatch plays Doctor Strange and Tilda Swinton plays The Ancient One. The script was originally written »
- Alex Billington
Earlier tonight, Marvel debuted the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Doctor Strange on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!. While fans continue to scour through the new Doctor Strange footage, we present a gallery of new trailer photos, breaking the sneak peek down frame by frame. Benedict Cumberbatch stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier tonight to debut the first teaser, which you can check out below if you haven't seen it yet.
Doctor Strange had been in development for quite some time, with writers Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer coming aboard to write the script way back in 2010. Six years later, with a new creative team lead by director Scott Derrickson and writer Jon Spaihts, the Sorcerer Supreme is finally ready to hit theaters this November. Many fans hope that the wait has been worth it, but we'll have to wait and see how they react to the first footage. Filming began this past November, »
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