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Poltergeist Remake Director Gil Kenan to Helm Five Nights At Freddy’S

29 July 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Monster House and Poltergeist remake director Gil Kenan will instill life in the animatronic animals of Five Nights at Freddy's, the upcoming Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of the popular horror video game of the same name.

Collider relays the news of Kenan taking on the director's chair for the Five Nights at Freddy's film adaptation. In addition to directing, Kenan will also write the screenplay with Tyler Burton Smith.

Producing the project are Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and KatzSmith Productions' Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and David Katzenberg.

Five Nights at Freddy's was created by Scott Cawthon and debuted last August. Since then, the game's infectious fear has spread amongst gamers and three sequels have been released. If you'd like to know more about Five Nights at Freddy's, we have the original game's official synopsis and teaser trailer:

"Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, »

- Derek Anderson

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Monster House & Poltergeist director to helm Five Nights at Freddy's movie

29 July 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Back in April, we brought you word that a movie based on the survival horror video game Five Nights at Freddy's was in the works at Warner Bros. from producers Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, and now Deadline is reporting that a filmmaker has been found to helm the project. Gil Kenan (Monster House, City Of Ember, Poltergeist remake) is set to direct, and will also co-pen the film's script... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Five Nights At Freddy's movie lands Poltergeist director

28 July 2015 10:03 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gil Kenan is to direct the Five Nights At Freddy's movie, following his work on Monster House and Poltergeist...

It's been a few months now since Warner Bros picked up the movie rights to bring the videogame series Five Nights At Freddy's to the big screen. And it doesn't sound like the studio is messing about: it's found the director for the project.

Gil Kenan, who helmed this year's Poltergeist remake, as well as the excellent animated movie Monster House, is signing on the dotted line to direct the film. Furthermore, he'll pen the screenplay for Five Nights At Freddy's alongside Tyler Burton Smith.

The idea behind the game, if you've not had the pleasure, is to work as a security guard at a pizza restaurant. Er, a pizza restaurant where animatronic delights wander through the corridors, looking for victims. It's a simple concept, and one that's generated three games to date. »

- simonbrew

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'Five Nights at Freddy's' Movie Lands 'Poltergeist ' Director

28 July 2015 8:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has closed a deal with director Gil Kenan to take the helm of their video game adaptation Five Nights at Freddy's. We first reported on the project back in April, when Warner Bros. secured the rights to the popular video game series, created by Scott Cawthon, which launched just last year. The story takes place at a children's pizza restaurant, but it's much more dark and sinister than the setting may lead you to believe.

Five Nights at Freddy's centers on a group of people trapped inside a popular pizza restaurant named Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, which is similar to the Chuck-e-Cheese restaurant chain. They begin to relaize that, at night, an animatronic animal, part of the house band, comes to life and starts killing people left and right. Users play as the people who are locked inside, as they try to find a way to survive and make it out of Freddy's alive. »

- MovieWeb

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Kenan To Direct "Five Nights At Freddy's"

28 July 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Gil Kenan ("Monster House," "Poltergeist") has been hired to direct "Five Nights At Freddy's," a live-action feature film adaptation of the popular video game series.

Set in a Chuck-e-Cheese-like eatery during the night, you play a security guard who uses security camera feeds to keep an eye out for the animatronic animals which become murderers at night and will kill you.

The game has become an online sensation, not just in terms of play but watching others play it and getting scared silly. It has also spawned three sequels.

Kenan will write the script with Tyler Burton Smith while Roy Lee and Seth Grahame-Smith are producing.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Sdcc 2015: A tale of two zombie films

26 July 2015 3:33 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that audiences who enjoy zombie movies must be in want of more zombie movies. However, the trick is finding new ways to invent the zombie genre. Screen Gems recently wrapped up two films that promise to change the way we think of zombies.

Considered a relatively small panel by those around me, no expected much out of Screen Gems. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Ppz) sounded like it was going to be a campy horror film, and the moderator simply called Patient Zero “interesting.”  There were whispers floating in the air about both movies. No one knew how to feel until the cast was announced and the trailer for Ppz was shown on screen.

There is something extremely satisfying about seeing Elizabeth Bennet practicing martial arts with her sisters and swinging a sword. Zombies in this version of London are called the “sorry stricken »

- Elizabeth Rico

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What is Five Nights at Freddy's? The survival horror series that has terrified YouTube

24 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Originally intended for release in August, today (July 24) has seen the surprise release of the fourth Five Nights at Freddy's instalment, said to conclude a series of terrifying horror games that debuted just under a year ago.

Not only has it taken the world of YouTube by storm, but also Hollywood, with Warner Bros picking up the movie rights earlier this year. So why does it have everyone so terrified?

What is Five Nights at Freddy's?

Five Nights at Freddy's is a cult PC and mobile survival horror series created by developer Scott Cawthon. The original was dubbed as the "scariest game in years". Players are challenged with surviving a shift as a security guard while waves of deadly, animatronic robots - from a seemingly cute bear to a purple, long-eared bunny - are stalking the building looking for you.

It plays out in a simple but very unique way. »

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'Goonies 2' and 'Gremlins 3' Still Happening, But Very Slowly

20 July 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans have been waiting years for sequels to two of Amblin's most beloved 80s movies. Way back in April of 2014, original Goonies director Richard Donner claimed that The Goonies 2 was definitely happening with the entire cast set to return. Since that time, we've seen little to no development on the project. And producer Seth Grahame-Smith has been promising a Gremlins reboot for almost as long. It would be easy for fans to assume neither of these projects is actually ever going to happen. But Chris Columbus, promoting his new sci-fi action comedy Pixels, assures us neither movie is dead. And both are still in 'heavy development'.

With both movies promised for so long, hardcore fans have tuned out most recent updates, writing it off as filmmakers who simply wish to keep their titles in the public consciousness. Both The Goonies 2 and Gremlins have gone in and out of development. »

- MovieWeb

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Michael Cera to voice Robin in Lego Batman movie

17 July 2015 3:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The caped crusader’s crime-fighting partner returns to the big screen for the first time since 1997’s ill-fated Batman and Robin

Michael Cera has signed on to voice Robin in Lego Batman, the forthcoming spin-off from the surprise 2014 critical smash The Lego Movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 27-year-old star of Superbad and Scott Pilgrim vs the World will join Will Arnett, who is returning in the role of the gruff-voiced caped crusader. Chris McKay, animation supervisor on The Lego Movie, is taking the director’s reins on the spin-off, which is based on a screenplay by Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’s Seth Grahame-Smith.

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- Ben Child

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Michael Cera Will Play Robin in 'Lego Batman' Movie

17 July 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Batman has found his sidekick: Michael Cera is set to voice Robin in the upcoming "Lego Batman" movie.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Cera has just finalized a deal to play the plastic version of the comic character, alongside Will Arnett's titular hero. Arnett is reprising his role from 2014 hit "The Lego Movie," which is being spun off into a tale centered around his brooding Batman.

While there's no plot yet for "Lego Batman," the flick will retain much of the creative team that made the first flick so fun. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are producing the spinoff, and "Lego Movie" animation supervisor Chris McKay is directing. Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith is penning the script.

"Lego Batman" will also be a reunion for Arnett and Cera, who starred together on "Arrested Development." That series is due for another round of episodes on Netflix sometime next year, though no »

- Katie Roberts

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The Lego Batman Movie: Michael Cera is Robin

16 July 2015 10:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Cera is set to be Robin to Will Arnett's Batman...

The last time we saw Batman's crimefighting sidekick, Robin, on the big screen things didn't go well. Chris O'Donnell realised the role in two Joel Schumacher-directed Batman films in the 1990s, and it would be fair to say that he wasn't in danger of winning too many awards for his take on the character.

Michael Cera, however, we suspect may fare better. He's lending his voice to the character of Robin in the upcoming The Lego Batman Movie, which sees Will Arnett voicing Batman, as he did in The Lego Movie.

Chris McKay is directing the new movie, with Seth Grahame-Smith having penned the screenplay for it.

Thus far, no plot details for the film have been released. We do know that The Lego Movie's Chris Miller and Phil Lord are overseeing the project, having previously »

- simonbrew

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Michael Cera Voicing Lego Batman's Robin

16 July 2015 5:45 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The team behind The Lego Movie’s Lego Batman spin-off (currently known, somewhat logically as Lego Batman), already have Will Arnett back as the Dark Knight. So who would you cast as his Robin? They've picked his on-screen Arrested Development nephew, of course, with Michael Cera taking on the role. Cera feels like the perfect choice for this one, and we can already imagine his Robin as a nerdy, nervy and slightly whiny take on Bruce Wayne’s ward, most likely a little sick of his boss’s arrogant style and tired of his own sidekick status. The people in charge of bringing the new film to life include Seth Grahame-Smith on script duty and Chris McKay, animation co-director/editor on Lego, directing. Franchise overlords Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are producing. Promising to cover all aspects of the character’s long history, Lego Batman will be with us on February 10, 2017. In related Cera news, »

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Stephen King's 'It' Movie Targets 'Mama' Director

16 July 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Almost canceled after losing its first director, Stephen King's It movie is back on track with a new person behind the camera. THR reports that Andres Muschietti is in negotiations to take the helm for New Line. The movie has been without a director since May. There has been quite a lot of juggling when it comes to the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It, and for a short time, it looked like it might not even happen.

Cary Fukunaga, best known for his work directing True Detective, was hired to turn the thick tome into an epic blockbuster. That soon turned into two movies, and the budget ballooned. The director walked sighting creative differences. Then it looked like the movie was canceled altogether. But it transferred from Warner Bros. to New Line, where it was said the budget had been wrangled in and was under control. Cary Fukunaga »

- MovieWeb

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[Info] - "It" Stephen King’s It Finds a New Director

16 July 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

For a long time, an adaptation of Stephen King's "It" was being developed by director Carey Fukunaga ("True Detective") as a two-part feature film, but he left the project over Memorial Day weekend leaving New Line Pictures and producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and Jeffrey Katzenberg scrambling to find a new director. Now comes word from The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision that Andy Muschietti, director of the 2013 breakout horror hit "Mama" (read our french "Mama" movie review), produced by Guillermo del Toro and starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is in talks to take over the directorial reins. Originally meant to start shooting in June, the production was delayed when Fukunaga dropped out and when Muschietti's deal is closed, New Line will find »

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[Info] - "It: Part 1" Stephen King’s It Finds a New Director

16 July 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

For a long time, an adaptation of Stephen King's "It" was being developed by director Carey Fukunaga ("True Detective") as a two-part feature film, but he left the project over Memorial Day weekend leaving New Line Pictures and producers Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and Jeffrey Katzenberg scrambling to find a new director. Now comes word from The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision that Andy Muschietti, director of the 2013 breakout horror hit "Mama" (read our french "Mama" movie review), produced by Guillermo del Toro and starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is in talks to take over the directorial reins. Originally meant to start shooting in June, the production was delayed when Fukunaga dropped out and when Muschietti's deal is closed, New Line will find »

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Comic-Con 2015 Interviews: Lily James, Matt Smith & More Talk Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

16 July 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On February 5th, manners will meet the macabre in Screen GemsPride and Prejudice and Zombies, the upcoming film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel of the same name. At Comic-Con last week, Daily Dead participated in roundtable interviews with the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies director and cast, who discussed the film's physicality, investable characters, formidable zombies, and much more.

Writer/director Burr Steers on his vision for the film:

Burr Steers: It was actually something I knew was out there because a lot of people had taken shots at trying to get it made. I looked at it and had a take on it that I was really confident would work. I went in there and rewrote it, and made it happen.

I saw it in my mind the way you'd approach a play. We'd set up this alternate world where there's a zombie pandemic that »

- Derek Anderson

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Andy Muschietti replaces Cary Fukunaga as director on Stephen King’s It

16 July 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like the job left open when Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) decided to leave the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It has just been filled by director Andy Muschietti.

Muschietti, who is in talks to helm the film for New Line Cinema, is best known for 2013’s Mama, a horror film starring Jessica Chastain and produced by Guillermo del Toro. The film was not only a major box office success, but it also received fairly positive reviews from critics as well.

Fukunaga had a very ambitious idea for his version of It, wanting to split the story into two separate films. He eventually dropped out as director in May over creative differences with the studio.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, We’re the Millers actor Will Poulter is no longer on board to play the role of Pennywise the Clown, but there is still a chance he may »

- Justin Cook

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Michael Cera Will Lend His Voice to Robin in 'Lego Batman'

16 July 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One of the biggest surprises of last year was not only the financial success of The Lego Movie, but, on a personal note, how much I enjoyed the film on a pure entertainment level. If I had to point to my favorite thing about the film it would likely be Will Arnett taking on the film's comically moody version of Batman and with The Lego Batman Movie on the way, we know we'll be getting more where that came from. Arnett is back on board to voice the yellow-hued Caped Crusader and it appears Warner Bros. has found his Robin with Variety reporting "Arrested Development" and Superbad star Michael Cera will voice Batman's most popular sidekick. The film isn't set to open until February 10, 2017, but now that Arnett and Cera are teaming up for the project, I have to wonder if any other "Arrested Development" cast members will lend »

- Jordan Benesh

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Mama Director Andy Muschietti to Take on Stephen King’s It?

16 July 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It looks like New Line could have a new director to take us into the haunted town of Derry. A little less than two months ago, Cary Fukunaga departed the adaptation of Stephen King's It, and now Mama director Andy Muschietti is in talks to helm the project.

The news of Muschietti's negotiations for the director's chair on It comes from The Hollywood Reporter. Originally written as a two-part adaptation by Fukunaga and Chase Palmer, the It adaptation's script is now planned to be altered to fit Muschietti's ultimate version of the epic 1986 novel. This new adaptation of It is still expected to comprise two films.

Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are still on board to produce the project, with Andy's collaborator Barbara Muschietti anticipated to also join the producing front.

On the film's casting side, it's unknown if Will Poulter will be lined up for »

- Derek Anderson

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Mama’s Andy Muschietti In Talks For Two-Part It Adaptation

16 July 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Horror aficionados the world over were devastated during the Memorial Day weekend when True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga dropped out of a two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s It, citing creative differences after Warner Bros. dialed back the budget. Now, the studio has selected a replacement with a solid horror background – Mama helmer Andy Muschietti – in order to keep the project on track.

Sources tell THR that Muschietti is in talks to take the reins and will bring his distinctive vision to the project. As such, a new writer will soon be tapped to tweak the script, letting Muschietti provide his own spin on the 1986 King novel. Will Poulter, who was previously attached to star as evil clown Pennywise, has been released from his deal but could return if his schedule lines up and the new director likes him for the pivotal part.

The plan is apparently still to split It into two films, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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