IMDb > George Furla > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

1-20 of 24 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


Pump: Arnold Schwarzenegger To Produce 1970s Bobybuilding Drama

19 July 2016 5:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

He always said he'd be back. Arnold Schwarzenegger is producing the Pump TV series. The new drama, based on his competitive bodybuilding career in Venice Beach, is set in the 1970s. Bryan Goluboff has been tapped as showrunner and executive producer.Deadline reports the eight one-hour episode first season will also be produced by Emmett/Furla/Oasis CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla, and The Tannenbaum Company CEO Eric Tannenbaum. Created by Michael Konyves, the Pump TV show in is development at CBS Television Studios.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Schwarzenegger's Body Gets A TV Series

18 July 2016 3:07 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger and producer Michael Konyves have signed a deal with CBS Television Studios to develop an eight-episode 1970s-set drama series called "Pump".

The series will based on Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding youth, the man spending years in Venice Beach gyms building the physique that won him multiple bodybuilding titles and catapulted him onto screens.

The project was originally sold to Showtime in 2013, and then moved to Hulu. No network is attached as of yet, but Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Body-Building Drama ‘Pump’ Lands at CBS TV Studios

18 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to ‘Pump’ up a new TV series.

Schwarzenegger and creator Michael Konyves have just signed a deal with CBS Television Studios to develop a drama called “Pump” based on Schwarzenegger’s Venice Beach-based bodybuilding youth, Variety has confirmed.

The former California governor/action hero spent years in Venice Beach gyms building the physique that won him multiple bodybuilding titles and catapulted him onto screens both small and big, beginning a career that transformed him from Mr. Olympia to the Terminator.

The series, which will run eight episodes, was originally sold to Showtime in 2013, and then moved to Hulu. No network is attached as of yet.

Schwarzenegger and Konyves will be joined by producers Randall Emmett and George Furla, CEOs of Emmett/Furla/Oasis, and Eric Tannenbaum, CEO of the Tannenbaum company. Bryan Goluboff, most recently of “Blue Bloods,” will serve as showrunner.

“The 70’s were such a colorful, transformational »

- Oriana Schwindt

Permalink | Report a problem


Arnold Schwarzenegger Muscles Into TV With ‘Pump;’ Inspired By His Venice Beach Gym Days

18 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s formative years, spent soaking up the sun in a Venice Beach gym and packing on the muscles that fueled the most successful competitive bodybuilding career in history, will inspire a TV series. Pump, an 8-episode hourlong drama, will be produced by Schwarzenegger, Emmett/Furla/Oasis CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla, and The Tannenbaum Company CEO Eric Tannenbaum. They have just closed a deal with CBS Television Studios. Created by… »

Permalink | Report a problem


Arnold Schwarzenegger Muscles Into TV With ‘Pump;’ Inspired By His Venice Beach Gym Days

18 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s formative years, spent soaking up the sun in a Venice Beach gym and packing on the muscles that fueled the most successful competitive bodybuilding career in history, will inspire a TV series. Pump, an 8-episode hourlong drama, will be produced by Schwarzenegger, Emmett/Furla/Oasis CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla, and The Tannenbaum Company CEO Eric Tannenbaum. They have just closed a deal with CBS Television Studios. Created by… »

Permalink | Report a problem


Bruce Willis signs up for First Kill

14 July 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jul 15, 2016

Bruce Willis is a police chief racing against the clock to solve a case, in First Kill...

Bruce Willis will star as a police chief trying to solve a kidnapping with a ticking clock in director Steven C Miller’s upcoming action thriller First Kill.

The screenplay was written by Nick Gordon. Willis and Miller previously worked together on the bank heist flick Marauders.

'After a man and his son witness a thug shooting a bank thief while on a hunting trip, the bank robber takes the boy hostage, in order to recover the key to a locker that contains the loot from the bank heist', reads the official synopsis.

Willis’s police chief races against time to solve the case.

Emmett/Furla/Oasis will produce, finance, and release the film through their deal with Lionsgate Premiere. This is the 11th collaboration between Willis and Emmett/Furla »

Permalink | Report a problem


Bruce Willis Commits To A "First Kill"

14 July 2016 5:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bruce Willis has been set to star in the Steven C. Miller-directed action thriller "First Kill" for Emmett/Furla/Oasis and Lionsgate Premiere.

Willis will play a police chief who tries to solve a kidnapping, with a ticking clock. After a man and his son witness a thug shooting a bank thief while on a hunting trip, the bank robber takes the boy hostage, in order to recover the key to a locker that contains the loot from the bank heist.

Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce. Nick Gordon penned the script with production slated to begin late August in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Centipede and Missile Command Movies Are Coming from Atari

13 May 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Pixels already gave us a taste of what a Centipede movie could be, and featured in one of that movie's biggest set pieces. Despite the movie being an out-and-out flop at the box office, Atari has decided it will move forward on a standalone Centipede movie, which they are partnering with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films on. They are also planning a big screen adaptation of their other iconic video game Missile Command, which is still a fan favorite amongst 80s arcade enthusiasts.

Atari is producing the movies alongside Randall Emmett and George Furla. The movie is being executive produced by Stephen Belafonte, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones. At this time, no plot details have been announced. And it's not immediately clear how the movies will be adapted for the big screen.

Both Centipede and Missile Command were popular shooter games released in the year 1980, and were two of the »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Atari's Centipede and Missile Command to get the big screen treatment

13 May 2016 7:57 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Deadline has learned that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has picked up the rights to Atari's Centipede and Missile Command, and will produce and finance two movies based on the classic arcade games. Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce the projects, with Atari, Stephen Belafonte, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones serving as executive producers. In a statement, CEO Fred Chesnais said Atari is... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

Permalink | Report a problem


"Missile Command," "Centipede" Become Films

13 May 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Classic Atari video games "Missile Command" and "Centipede" are headed for the big screen with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films developing film adaptations of both.

Released in 1982, the centipede game follows a tiny elf named Oliver whose entire village has been turned into mushrooms by an evil wizard. Oliver winds up getting a hold of the wizard's magic wand, however, and then fights off waves of insects and spiders controlled by the evil mage.

The tile antagonist of "Centipede" appeared in last year's sci-fi comedy Pixels. It's a pretty safe bet that the "Centipede" movie won't have any specific connections to that film, although it remains to be seen exactly how narratives for both films will develop given the simplistic nature of the games themselves.

"Missile Command" has gamers defending cities from projectile attacks, with the game's back story setting the action on the planet of Zardon which was under attack »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Centipede and Missile Command are the latest video games to be adapted for the big screen

13 May 2016 2:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As we’ve been talking about on the Flickering Myth Podcast for the last few weeks, with four movies being released this year based on video game movies it will only take one of them to be successful to create an influx of adaptations. Well, even though Ratchet & Clank didn’t do all that well at the box office and The Angry Birds Movie, Warcaft and Assassin’s Creed aren’t out yet, we’re starting to see more video game movie news trickle through.

The latest is that production company Emmett/Furla/Oasis have inked a deal with Atari to make big screen versions of their classic 2600 games Centipede and Missile Command. Randell Emmett and George Furla are attached to produce, but no writers or directors have been hired.

Missile Command was released in 1980 and brought to the Atari 2600 a year later and is considered one of the greatest arcade games ever released. »

- Luke Owen

Permalink | Report a problem


Centipede and Missile Command are heading to the movies

12 May 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

facebook

twitter

google+

Atari 80s arcade hits Missile Command and Centipede are getting the big screen treatment...

This month alone sees The Angry Birds Movie and Warcraft: The Beginning land in UK cinemas, and we’ve just had the first trailer for Assassin’s Creed, too. Videogame movies, it seems, are big business.But even accepting that, here’s a story we barely saw coming.

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has inked a deal with Atari, that’s given it the rights to bring vintage arcade hits Missile Command and Centipede to the big screen. The films will be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla, and it’d be fair to say that given the relatively simplistic nature of the games themselves, whoever gets to write the movies is going to have fair amount of rope to play with.

There’s no word yet on who’s landing the screenwriting job on these, »

Permalink | Report a problem


Atari Classic Arcade Games Centipede & Missile Command Headed For Big Screen

12 May 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has closed a deal to partner with Atari to produce and finance two feature films based on Centipede and Missile Command, the classic arcade game properties. Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce, and Atari, Stephen Belafonte, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones will be executive producers on the film projects. Both of the shooter games launched in 1980 during what was considered a golden age of video arcade games. In Centipede… »

Permalink | Report a problem


CW's "Friday the 13th" TV Series Cancelled?

20 April 2016 9:34 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Last year came word that The CW network had picked up a new "Friday the 13th" TV series which "The Pretender" creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle would pen.

That series would follow a detective who has been searching for his missing brother, a disappearance believed to tie into the re-emergence of Jason Voorhees,who was long thought to be dead but is know wreaking havoc once again in Crystal Lake.

Now a new report at Bloody-Disgusting claims The CW has halted plans to resurrect Jason Voorhees. They say the network wasn't onboard with that idea:

"So what happened? According to my source, the network didn't jibe with the concept for the series. What was the concept? Apparently, that's the problem. After months of development, there was still no real concept for the series, causing network execs to re-think bringing Friday the 13th (back) to the small screen. »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Friday the 13th TV Series Canceled at The CW?

20 April 2016 2:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in August 2015, we reported that The CW Network has picked up a new Friday the 13th TV series, with The Pretender creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle coming aboard to write the pilot script. We haven't heard anything about the project since then, but with the network's upfront presentation coming next month, don't expect to hear about this series moving forward any further. Today we have a new report that claims The CW has halted plans to bring Jason Voorhees to the network.

We first reported on the series back in 2014, when Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment signed on to develop the series, with special effects artists Bill Basso (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) coming aboard to write the script. That incarnation of the show was said to feature Jason Voorhees through multiple time periods. When Steven Long Mitchell and »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Jan Kwiecinski To Helm ‘The Incident’ For Emmett/Furla

4 April 2016 3:58 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has acquired rights to The Incident, with up-and-coming Polish writer-director Jan Kwiecinski (The Fourth Dimension) helming his script. E/F/O co-CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla will put the $15M-budget picture into production in July, with Ambyr Childers (The Master, Ray Donovan) co-starring and producing with Emmett and Furla, Andrew Corkin of Uncorked Productions, Priya Swaminathan, and Shannon Riggs. Mona Panchal and Bryan… »

Permalink | Report a problem


Taylor Kitsch to write, direct and star in Pieces

26 March 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Taylor Kitsch is set to make his directorial debut with the drama Pieces, which is based on his own screenplay and will also see him taking on the lead role.

Deadline reports that Pieces revolves around three best friends from Detroit who change the course of their lives by intercepting a drug run.

Kitsch is producing the film with Peter Berg, who directed him in Lone Survivor, alongside Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, which will finance the project.

»

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Taylor Kitsch to Star in, Direct Crime Drama ‘Pieces’

22 March 2016 6:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taylor Kitsch will produce, direct, write and star in the indie crime drama “Pieces,” based on his short film of the same name.

Besides Kitsch, producers are Peter Berg through his Film44 company; Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett Furla Oasis Films; Tim Sullivan and Tony Callie.

Kitsch premiered the short film at the 2014 Palm Springs International ShortFest. He played a man facing a massive gambling debt, forcing his best friend (played by Josh Pence) to navigate through the underworld in order to save him. The feature will follow three best friends in Detroit whose lives are forever changed when they intercept a drug run.

Berg directed the movie “Friday Night Lights” and then developed the NBC series of the same name, on which Kitsch starred as Tim Riggins for the five-season run. Berg and Kitsch also collaborated on the movies “Battleship” and “Lone Survivor,” on which Emmett was a producer. »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


"Pieces," "Annabelle 2," "Star" Get Directors

22 March 2016 3:07 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Actor Taylor Kitsch has penned and will make his feature directorial debut on the drama "Pieces" at Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Film44. Kitsch, Peter Berg, Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce.

Kitsch will play the lead role in the story of about three best friends from Detroit who change the course of their lives by intercepting a drug run. Shooting takes place this summer in Texas.

In other director news, Miguel Arteta ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" films) will direct "Sorta Like a Rock Star" for Fox Searchlight. Ol Parker is penning the script for this adaptation of "Silver Linings Playbook" author Matthew Quick's novel.

The story follows a high school senior who secretly lives in the back of a school bus after being booted out of the house by her mother's boyfriend - the same bus her mother uses to drive kids to school. With unyielding optimism, »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Lone Survivor’s Taylor Kitsch To Star In And Direct His Thriller Script ‘Pieces’

22 March 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Taylor Kitsch will make his feature directorial debut and will star in Pieces, a drama that he also wrote. This puts Kitsch back together with Lone Survivor cohorts Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Randall Emmett and George Furla, and Peter Berg and his Film44. E/F/O will finance the film, and Emmett and Furla will produce with Berg and Kitsch. Kitsch will play the lead role in the story of about three best friends from Detroit who change the course of their lives by… »

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

1-20 of 24 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners