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Kevin Feige Explains Why Peyton Reed Is The Right Choice For Ant-Man

15 July 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Marvel ended up skating on thin ice with its upcoming Ant-Man adaptation recently when script changes led long-time director Edgar Wright to depart the project, leaving the studio scrambling to find a replacement. As the days turned into weeks, directors came and went, including Adam McKay and Rawson Marshall Thurber, both of whom turned down the gig. Other contenders included Ruben Fleischer and Michael Dowse, but Marvel ended up going with Peyton Reed, a comedy director known for Yes Man and The Break-Up.

More than a few fans responded to the choice with pessimism, bemoaning Wright’s departure and criticizing Marvel for implementing the script changes that forced out the well-respected helmer. Then, news broke that multiple screenwriters, including McKay, Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer, had been brought on board to further rework the script. Needless to say, that particular news nugget didn’t do much to pacify fans.

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- Isaac Feldberg

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Liman To Direct "Victory," Pink Goes "Overnight"

27 June 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Doug Liman ("Edge of Tomorrow," "The Bourne Identity") is attached to direct the World War II soccer-themed "Victory" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Gavin O'Connor is writing the script, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name.

The story follows a group of allied POWs preparing for a soccer match against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris. But amid the preparations, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.

Meanwhile, Steve Pink ("About Last Night," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2") is set to direct the family adventure "Overnight" for Disney Pictures. Ruben Fleischer was previously in discussions to direct in February, but it never progressed.

Oren Uziel wrote the script which is described as "Home Alone" in a massive toy store. The story follows an absent-minded, recently divorced father trying to save his relationship with his son - »

- Garth Franklin

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'Hot Tub Time Machine' Helmer is Sleeping 'Overnight' at Disney

26 June 2014 9:23 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Back in February, we reported that Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer was going to venture into family adventure territory with Overnight, a toy store heist film set up at Disney. However, it seems like a deal couldn't be finalized as THR reports that it will be Hot Tub Time Machine and About Last Night director Steve Pink taking on the film with a script from 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel. The film is simply described as Home Alone in a toy store as it follows a father and son who win the chance to sleepover in some sort of amazing toy store like Fao Schwarz.. But it happens to be the night that some guys try to rob it. The father and son bond after having a rough relationship following a divorce while stopping the robbery that turns into a hostage situation. Funnily enough, the project was originally set up at »

- Ethan Anderton

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Disney's 'Overnight' Lands Director Steve Pink

26 June 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Steve Pink, who directed the recent comedy remake About Last Night, has signed on to direct Overnight for Disney. We reported in February that Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) was in talks to direct, but a deal was never reached.

Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, The Kitchen Sink) wrote the screenplay, which centers on a father and son who win the opportunity to spend the night in a massive toy store reminiscent to Fao Schwartz.

The absent-minded father, who is recently divorced, is trying to salvage his relationship with his son, while at the same time trying to defuse a hostage situation. The project was first set up at Sony/Columbia Pictures, but it was picked up out of turnaround last year by Disney.

Steve Pink also directed the upcoming comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2. He also has a few other project in development, such as The Yank starring »

- MovieWeb

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‘Zombieland’ Director Ruben Fleischer Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV, Launches Production Company

24 June 2014 3:49 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Zombieland” and “30 Minutes or Less” director Ruben Fleischer has inked a two-year deal with Universal Television. Under the pact, Fleischer will develop new programming, or supervise other writers for projects on which he'll serve as an executive producer. Additionally, Fleischer will occasionally direct under the deal. In addition, Fleischer has launched his own production company called The District. David Bernad, formerly of RipCord Productionsl, will serve as Fleischer's producing partner. Also read: Universal Partnerships & Licensing to Expand to Consumer Products Covering NBC and Sprout “Ruben is wildly creative and his work successfully spans comedy and drama,” said Universal Television's Bela Bajaria. »

- Jethro Nededog

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‘Gangster Squad’ Director Signs Overall with Universal Television

24 June 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Zombieland” and “Gangster Squad” director Ruben Fleischer has signed a two-year overall deal at Universal Television that will allow him to create and develop new drama and comedy programming for both network and cable as well as executive produce — and occasionally direct — other scripted projects.

Fleischer also announced the formation of his new production company, The District, and has brought on RipCord Productions’ David Bernad as a producing partner. Bernad will also executive produce projects under the shingle.

“Ruben is wildly creative and his work successfully spans comedy and drama,” said Universal Television exec VP Bela Bajaria. “His talent and enthusiasm will be a welcome addition to our strong team of creators at Universal Television.”

Fleischer’s TV credits include co-creating and producing MTV’s “Rob & Big.” He has also directed numerous Funny or Die videos. His upcoming film projects include directing “Spy Hunter” for producer Dan Lin and Warner Bros. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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'Zombieland's' Ruben Fleischer Inks Universal TV Deal, Launches Production Company

24 June 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ruben Fleischer is making a big push into television. The Zombieland director has launched a new production company, The District, and has inked a two-year overall pact with Universal Television. As part of the new pod deal, Fleischer will create and develop new drama and comedy programming for both network and cable, as well as work with and supervise other writers on projects that he'll exec produce and occasionally direct. Additionally, he has tapped former RipCord Prods. exec David Bernad to come aboard as his producing partner.  "Ruben is wildly creative and his work successfully spans comedy and drama. His talent and enthusiasm

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- Lacey Rose

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'Chronicle' Writer Max Landis Shares His 'Ghostbusters 3' Pitch

18 June 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After years upon years of delays, it looks like Sony might be ready to move forward with their long-awaited Ghostbusters sequel, with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer reportedly circling the project. Screenwriter Etan Cohen revealed earlier this month that he is currently working on the script with producer Ivan Reitman, although a new rumor surfaced earlier this week that Chronicle writer Max Landis was brought on for the latest rewrites. But the writer shot down the report with the following tweets.

Hey guys, it pains me to say this, but you know I pride myself on being straight up person. Zero truth to the Ghostbusters report.

Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June 18, 2014

Frankenstein, Me Him Her, American Ultra and Mr. Right come out next year. Working on things at Uni and Sony, and indies. GB3, sadly, no.

Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June 18, 2014

However, the writer was asked repeatedly by his Twitter followers what his Ghostbusters pitch would have been. »

- MovieWeb

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Ghostbusters 3 – Max Landis rumours untrue

18 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ghostbusters 3 is looking to be more and more real as each day goes by after the new rumours that Ruben Fleischer is in talks to direct. While he is yet to be confirmed, he is not directing Marvel’s Ant-Man which he was also in line for. But in terms of writing, former Deadline Hollywood reporter (and founder) Nikki Finke reported that Chronicle‘s Max Landis was set to work on the script.

Finke’s post, which has since been removed, claimed that Sony was impressed with Landis’ script for Victor Frankenstein and hired him to cast his eye over the script for Ghostbusters 3. According to Finke, Landis would be doing “more of a polish than a page 1 rewrite”

However, this was quickly squashed by Landis himself.

Shortly after the post was set out into the Internet and news sites picked it up, Landis took to Twitter to squash the rumours:

 

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- Luke Owen

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Feast Your Eyes on Major Ghostbusters 3 Info

14 June 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Yes indeed, there is new information regarding Ghostbusters 3, including a new character, casting and plenty more to sink your teeth into. Who ya gonna call? Nobody right now! You're going to click on into this article and find out what your favorite ectoplasm-covered heroes are up to.

The first bit of info comes from an article in Vanity Fair: Oscar, the son of Dana (Sigourney Weaver) and Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), is now a Ghostbuster.

A quote from the article reads, "For example, Sigourney Weaver says that during one relatively recent conversation with Ivan Reitman, 'I said, "I have one condition; I want my son, Oscar (from Ghostbusters II), to be a Ghostbuster," and he said, "We’ve already done that."'"

We also get confirmation from the same article that, as anticipated, many members of the original cast are returning. An additional quote reads, "All of the original »

- Scott Hallam

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Hero Blend #21: Marvel Studios' Ant-Man Finds Direction

11 June 2014 11:17 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Marvel Studios. search to find a new writer and director for Ant-Man has finally come to a close. The comic book movie world was shocked a couple weeks ago when it was revealed that director Edgar Wright and Marvel were parting ways on the 2015 summer blockbuster, and with production scheduled to start up extremely soon, the studio worked hard and worked quickly to try and find a replacement . though they had to go through a couple of names first. Trade reports suggested that everyone from Nicholas Stoller to Ruben Fleischer was brought in for meetings to talk about potentially taking over Ant-Man, but only this week did they finally find the filmmakers that they have been looking for. and they are quite interesting choices indeed. With Edgar Wright no longer involved, Ant-Man is now being written by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) and directed by Peyton Reed (Bring It On, »

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Sigourney Weaver Reveals Crucial 'Ghostbusters 3' Plot Details

9 June 2014 3:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After years of speculation and rumors, it seems that the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters reboot/sequel is finally moving forward, with Ruben Fleischer currently circling the project as his next directorial effort. It has long been reported that the story will feature cameos from original Ghostbusters stars Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, who will help usher in a new generation of Ghostbusters. In a recent interview, Sigourney Weaver claims that she will only return as Dana Barrett if her son Oscar from Ghostbusters 2 is one of the new Ghostbusters.

Here's what she had to say to Vanity Fair about her conversation with director Ivan Reitman, who had already implemented that idea into the story.

"I said, I have one condition. I want my son Oscar [from Ghostbusters 2] to be a Ghostbuster, and he said, 'We've already done that.'"

Sony Pictures production president Doug Belgrad also issued a brief statement in regards to the progress of Ghostbusters. »

- MovieWeb

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Sigourney Weaver talks Ghostbusters 3, confirms Oscar will be a Ghostbuster

9 June 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last weekend saw the 30th anniversary of Ivan Reitman’s comedy classic Ghostbusters, but the third entry in the franchise is perhaps one of the longest gestating movies in Hollywood development. Despite being in play since the early 90s, Ghostbusters 3 is yet to go into production. Ivan Reitman has ruled himself out of directing after the death of Harold Ramis and the latest rumour is putting Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) in the director’s chair.

However, one thing we now know for sure is that Oscar, the son of Dana Barrett, will be one of the new Ghostbusters. At least according to Sigourney Weaver.

The Aliens actress said in an interview with Vanity Fair while discussing returning for a third outing: “I said, ‘I have one condition. I want my son Oscar to be a Ghostbuster’, and he said, ‘We’ve already done that.’”

Oscar was last seen in 1989′s »

- Luke Owen

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Ant-Man gets a new director and writer

8 June 2014 2:25 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

It's been over two weeks since it was announced that Edgar wright and Marvel Studios were parting ways on the long in development Ant-Man over creative differences, leaving doubts on whether we would ever see the size changing hero on the big screen. Marvel were adamant they were on track for the July 17th 2015 release date, but a growing shortlist of directors, including Adam McKay (Anchorman), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), and Nicholas Stoller (Bad Neighbours), turning down the chance to replace Wright. But now Marvel Studios have indeed found their director in the form of Yes Man and The Break-Up director Peyton Reed. Not exactly the choice I would have expected, but they have a good track record of picking directors from out of left field. On top of that, Adam McKay has been brought on as "script contributor", no doubt revising Wright's and Joe Cornish's existing script. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Peyton Reed Confirmed to Direct Ant Man

7 June 2014 8:15 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The news was released on the official Marvel website on Saturday that Peyton Reed is the new director for Marvel's Ant-Man, while Adam McKay (Anchorman) will write the script. 

A new director has been named to fill in the void left when Edgar Wright abruptly left the director’s chair of Ant-Man empty on May 23. After a search by Marvel that found them looking at several directors, the company settled on Peyton Reed. (Bring It On, Yes Man, The Break-Up)   

Both Reed and the film’s writer Adam McKay—who was also a contender for the director’s chair, having helmed the Anchorman—are known for their comedies. How will two guys who specialize in comedy handle a serious Marvel super hero film? It’s true that Marvel likes to keep its films light and fun, unlike DC’s more intensely grim and serious approach; so is there a danger »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Marvel's 'Ant-Man' selects comedy director Peyton Reed to replace Edgar Wright

7 June 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Marvel's "Ant-Man" finally has a director. The search to find a replacement for departed director Edgar Wright has come to an end, with comedy veteran Peyton Reed signing on to helm the superhero film with Paul Rudd in the title role. Marvel revealed the news today on their official site. Reed is best-known for comedies such as "Bring It On," "Down With Love" and Jim Carrey's "Yes Man," but has some previous superhero experience. He spent years developing a "Fantastic Four" feature at Fox, before Tim Story ultimately took the reins.  Wright ("Shaun of the Dead") abruptly left "Ant-Man" last month, citing creative differences with Marvel. Among the other names who were reportedly in the mix and various points thereafter were Rawson Marshall Thurber, Nicholas Stoller, and Ruben FleischerAdam McKay ("Anchorman") and David Wain ("Wet Hot American Summer"), both of whom had worked with Rudd in the past, »

- Dave Lewis

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Another two directors in contention for Marvel’s Ant-Man

7 June 2014 1:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been more than two weeks since Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man, but it seems the studio is making slow progress in securing a replacement director for the Phase Three movie.

Having identified a list of potential successors that included Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Adam McKay (Anchorman) and Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) – with the latter two both seemingly declining the opportunity – Marvel then widened its search, adding both Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Michael Dowse (Goon) to its radar.

Now it seems they’ve cast the net even wider, with The Wrap reporting that Peyton Reed (The Break-Up) has emerged as front runner for the film, while The Hollywood Reporter add that David Wain (Role Models) is also under consideration. With production due to get underway next month, we should probably expect an official announcement on Wright’s replacement soon, assuming Marvel isn »

- Gary Collinson

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Peyton Reed is Ant-Man Frontrunner; Michael Douglas Reacts to Edgar Wright’s Departure

6 June 2014 7:16 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Break-Up and Yes Man director Peyton Reed has been named as the frontrunner to direct Ant-Man according to a new report as they continue to search for a filmmaker to replace The World’s End helmer Edgar Wright after he parted ways over “creative differences” with Marvel Studios.

However, Role Models and Wanderlust director David Wain is also being considered, in part because of his working relationship with Paul Rudd. Sources claim that, “the single biggest thing Marvel is looking for is someone who can work with the talent already assembled.”

Reed may have the advantage though as he previously developed Fantastic Four for Twentieth Century Fox before Tim Story took over and developed two terrible movies based on the Marvel comic books.

Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer and Rawson Marshall Thurber have all been named as being in contention to take over from Wright lately, but the latter two »

- Josh Wilding

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More Names Emerge for Ant-Man Directing Gig

6 June 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Two weeks ago today was when fan-favorite director Edgar Wright departed Marvel Studio's Ant-Man, a project he had been linked to since 2006, with later reports indicating that drastic script changes caused his change of heart. Since that time, the search for a replacement director has been on with the likes of Anchorman's Adam McKay being up for the task and then pulling out of discussions as quick as they had begun. Dodgeball's Rawson Thurber and Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer were also said to be in contention but have also withdrawn their names from the hunt. »

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Down With Love Director Peyton Reed Is The New Ant-Man Frontrunner

6 June 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Wow, it’s turned into quite the day for Ant-Man news, hasn’t it? In fact, the tiny little Avenger has been dominating the news cycle for a couple weeks now, ever since Edgar Wright left the project and sent Marvel scrambling to find a replacement.

We’ve heard several names tossed about, from Anchorman director Adam McKay (who went into negotiations and then promptly dropped out), We’re The Millers helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber (who turned it down), Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer (who left after McKay was offered the job), Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller (whose involvement was later called “unfounded”), and What If director Michael Dowse.

Now, we’ve got another name to toss onto the pile, though he’s reportedly the new frontrunner. According to The Wrap, Down with Love director Peyton Reed is a “serious contender” for the gig.

Like the other candidates, Reed has a history in comedy, »

- James Garcia

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