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Tim Burton Says Beetlejuice 2 Script Is “Pretty Good”, Hopes to Speak With Michael Keaton Soon

16 December 2014 10:06 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

For whatever reason I'm still pretty excited for Beetlejuice 2.  Maybe it's the uptick in Tim Burton's quality of work in recent years.  After hitting a creative nadir with Alice In Wonderland (what a mindfuck it has to be when your worst movies are the most successful ones financially and your best ones, like Ed Wood, bomb the hardest) I actually really enjoyed Frankenweenie quite a bit.  And I hear good things about Big Eyes, so I'm considering the possibility that Burton has his mojo back after a few fallow years. Burton recently spoke about the script for Beetlejuice 2 (written by Seth Grahame-Smith) calling it "pretty good."  Which I hope is code for "great" since Burton is promising that this movie will happen.  Also confirmed?  Winona Ryder (though that's really nothing new).  Pretty much confirmed?  Michael Keaton.  Hit the jump for more on Beetlejuice 2. I wouldn't worry »

- Evan Dickson

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'Beetlejuice 2': Tim Burton Says Winona Ryder Will Return

16 December 2014 9:47 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Tim Burton has been making the press rounds of late to promote his new film Big Eyes, which arrives on Christmas Day, and he has also been offering new details on the highly-anticipated Beetlejuice 2. The director revealed just yesterday that the project is closer than ever to happening, while star Michael Keaton said that he wants to make sure the script is just right before returning as the Ghost With the Most. During a new interview with MTV, Tim Burton confirmed that he is set to direct, and that another original Beetlejuice star, Winona Ryder, will be back as Lydia Deetz. Here's what the filmmaker had to say below, when asked if the actress will be returning.

"Oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah. Oh yeah, oh yeah. Yeah yeah, oh yeah. I worked with [Ryder], I hadn't seen her in awhile, and she was so great. I was so happy to see her. »

- MovieWeb

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Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice Sequel Is “Closer Than Ever”

16 December 2014 7:26 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We’ve been hearing about a Beetlejuice sequel since 2010 when Michael Keaton said that he wanted it to happen. Four years later the actor says that he’s still up for it. The script for the sequel is being developed by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and director Tim Burton made it a top priority of his. 

ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to talk with Burton while he was doing press for his upcoming movie Big Eyes. During the interview they asked him about the long-discussed sequel to Beetlejuice, and this is what he told them:

“It’s a character that I love and I miss and I miss actually working with Michael. There’s only one Betelgeuse. We’re working on a script and I think it’s probably closer than ever and I’d love to work with him again.”

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- Joey Paur

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Watch: Elizabeth Banks, Daniel Radcliffe, Rian Johnson & More Announce 2014 Black List, Plus Full Ranking Of Scripts

15 December 2014 12:47 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Oscars are coming up, the Sundance and Berlin film festivals are just around the corner, and Hollywood is already taking the long distance view of the movies that will wow us in years to come. But it all starts with a good script, and today the annual The Black List is upon us, highlighting the very best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Voted on by executives and insiders, winding up on the list can lead to a tremendous career boost. Since 2005, Black List scripts have gone on to earn 196 Oscar nominations, resulting in 37 wins. In short, the players in Hollywood pay attention, as evidenced this year by a raft of big names—John AugustElizabeth BanksTravis BeachamMax BorensteinAline Brosh McKenna, Scott Z Burns, Ty BurrellDamien ChazelleAva DuvernayNathan FillionSeth Grahame-SmithRian JohnsonRashida Jones and Will McCormackSimon KinbergBrian KoppelmanAlex Kurtzman, Allan. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Beetlejuice 2' Is Closer Than Ever to Happening

15 December 2014 8:25 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in March 2013, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith announced that he had started writing the script for Beetlejuice 2. We've heard very little about the project since then, except that original director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton will likely return. While doing press for his upcoming drama Big Eyes, Tim Burton revealed that he is still working on the script, and that it's closer than ever to being ready for production.

"It's a character that I love and I miss and I miss actually working with Michael. There's only one Betelgeuse. We're working on a script and I think it's probably closer than ever and I'd love to work with him again."

Seth Grahame-Smith and his writing partner David Katzenberg were first hired to write the script back in September 2011, but it's clear that everyone involved will spend as much time as it takes to get the script just right. Of course, »

- MovieWeb

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How Many Writers Will It Take To Pen Neil Patrick Harris’ Oscar Shtick?

9 December 2014 1:40 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Eight writers have been assembled to script Oscar chatter for host Neil Patrick Harris, producers of the 87th Academy Awards announced today. Those scribes are Oscars vets Dave Boone, Jackass writer Paul Greenberg, Crank Yankers/Mad TV alum Mason Steinberg, magician Derek DelGaudio, Ellen and 2 Broke Girls writer Liz Feldman, SNL‘s Paula Pell, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘s Tim Carvell, and Harris himself.

May I present my Academy Award writing team! (It took four of us to craft that last sentence) #Oscars pic.twitter.com/HiooVFDIjx

Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) December 9, 2014

Harris Tweeted out the line-up today: “May I present my Academy Award writing team! (It took four of us to craft that last sentence) #Oscars.”

The Special Material Writing Team joins previously announced show writers including first-time telecast head writer Greg Berlanti and Michael Green, Seth Grahame-Smith and Andrew Kreisberg. Hamish Hamilton is returning for his »

- Jen Yamato

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Beetlejuice 2 Has To Be “Perfect” Says Michael Keaton

1 December 2014 2:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s that time of year again when someone connected to the 1988 cult comedy, Beetlejuice, comes out of the woodwork to offer a brief soundbite on its languishing sequel. This month, it’s Michael Keaton. During an interview with Deadline to discuss his recently-released flick Birdman, he updated the film world on the status of the eagerly-awaited Beetlejuice 2.

Tim Burton and I have emailed about it. We’re both in the same situation (of always being busy on other projects). Neither one of us gets tired of the conversation Tim says he’s working on something, then goes away for a while. At some point, someone is going to say we really want to do it. You don’t want to fuck it up, so it has to be perfect.”

As is usually the case when Keaton works the press circuit, roving reporters tend to question him on the »

- Gem Seddon

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Lego Batman movie to cover "every era of Batman filmmaking"

19 November 2014 10:27 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Miller and Phil Lord have been chatting about The Lego Batman Movie, which will see Will Arnett return as the Dark Knight...

The Warner Bros slate of Lego movies will see us getting Lego Ninjago in 2016, The Lego Batman Movie in 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wrote and directed this year's The Lego Movie, are involved with the last two, and in the case of The Lego Batman Movie, they're serving as producers, with Chris McKay directing.

The pair have been chatting about what to expect from the film, which will see Will Arnett back on voicing duties as Batman. "Rest assured", Phil Lord told Empire, "every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged".

"There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there", added Chris Miller. "There are 40 versions of his origin story alone »

- simonbrew

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Lego Batman movie will explore “every era of Batman filmmaking”

19 November 2014 11:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

One of the most popular elements of this year’s widely successful The Lego Movie was Will Arnett’s Batman. So popular was he that he’s getting his own spin-off movie in 2017. Speaking out the movie to Empire, Phil Lord and Chris (who will serve as producers on the movie) gave some insights as to what we can expect.

“Rest assured, every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged,” Lord said.

“There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there,” Miller added. “There are 40 versions of his origin story alone.”

Lord and Miller will return to direct The Lego Movie 2, which they have promised will feature more female characters.

Chris McKay, who served as a writer on The Lego Movie, will direct the Lego Batman spin-off with Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Before that, Warner Bros. will be releasing »

- Luke Owen

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Lego Batman Movie Will Pay Tribute to “Every Era of Batman Filmmaking”

19 November 2014 11:37 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Last month, Warner Bros. announced that they'll be developing a Lego Batman spinoff film, which is being directed by Chris McKay, who was the animation supervisor on The Lego Movie. There weren't really any details revealed for the film, but Will Arnett is set to reprise his role as the voice of the Dark Knight. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are also attached to produce the feature.

Miller recently talked to Empire Magazine, and he offered up a really cool piece of information that Batman fans are sure to love. He says,

"Rest assured that every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged. There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there. There are 40 versions of his origin story alone."

That's so awesome that they are looking to pay tribute to every era of Batman. There's no doubt that they are going »

- Joey Paur

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Lego Batman Movie takes in "every era" of the superhero, say directors

19 November 2014 6:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The directors of The Lego Batman Movie have promised to acknowledge "every era" of the superhero's history.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have promised to take full advantage of the Dark Knight's rich history in their follow-up to The Lego Movie.

"Rest assured that every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged," said Miller.

"There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there. There are 40 versions of his origin story alone."

Lord and Miller - who directed The Lego Movie as well as 22 Jump Street - are producing the film.

Chris McKay will direct from Seth Grahame-Smith's script. Will Arnett will return as the voice of Batman.

The Lego Batman Movie will be released on February 10, 2017. Watch the stars of The Lego Movie discuss Batman below: »

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The Lego Batman Movie Will Acknowledge “Every Era Of Batman Filmmaking”

17 November 2014 9:46 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Lego Movie is one of the best films of the year, bursting with imagination and colorful characters, so you can understand our excitement to watch Warner Bros. expand that animated universe in the coming years. The studio certainly isn’t resting on its laurels with the property – by 2019, we’ll have seen Lego Ninjago, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Movie 2. Recently, during an Empire interview, The Lego Movie writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed some details about upcoming titles in Warner’s Lego-verse.

Specifically, Miller noted that The Lego Batman Movie will add to the Caped Crusader’s cinematic legacy by putting a Lego spin on all of the past big-screen incarnations of the character. That’s right – everything from the classic Adam West cartoon up through Christian Bale’s garbling-marbles take on the character is fair game for director Chris McKay and his scribe »

- Isaac Feldberg

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“The Flash,” “Arrow’s” Greg Berlanti To Be Head Writer For 87th Oscar Show

15 November 2014 12:12 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced 13 key members of the production team for the 87th Academy Awards, which will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC.

Director Hamish Hamilton returns to the show for the third time, after receiving an Emmy nomination for his work on last year’s telecast.  He made his Oscar debut with the 82nd Academy Awards telecast in 2010.  Hamilton has directed many other celebrated live televised events, including the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Beyoncé, the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” and the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, for which he also received an Emmy nomination.  He shared a 2011 Peabody Award for the fifth annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” and a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for the musical special “Robbie Williams – Live at the Albert.”

Production designer Derek McLane has been part of both Oscar »

- Michelle McCue

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Oscars: Greg Berlanti To Serve As Head Writer for Telecast

14 November 2014 12:10 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Flash and Arrow writer Greg Berlanti will serve as head writer for the 2015 ABC telecast, it was announced Friday. The 2015 show will serve as Berlanti's first time writing for the Oscars. He previously wrote for TV series like Everwood and Dawson's Creek and movies including Wrath of the Titans and Green Lantern. He also directed the 2010 romantic comedy Life As We Know It. Read more The 50 Power Showrunners of 2014 Joining Berlanti on the writing staff will be past collaborators Michael Green and Andrew Kreisberg along with Seth Grahame-Smith. Green previously wrote for Green

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- Hilary Lewis

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Greg Berlanti will be on the Oscars writing team

14 November 2014 11:07 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Producer Neil Meron announced the production team for the upcoming Oscars ceremony on Twitter, and it should make some Arrow fans very happy.  Greg Berlanti of ArrowThe Flash, and The Mysteries of Laura is member of the writing team along with fellow Arrow and The Flash creator Andrew Kreisberg, Michael Green, and Seth Grahame-Smith. Hamish Hamilton will serve as the ceremony's director, while Broadway veteran Rob Ashford is the choreographer. Our team for #Oscars 2015 hosted by @ActuallyNPH@TheAcademy@craigzadanpic.twitter.com/masz7gYSKw — Neil Meron (@neilmeron) November 14, 2014 Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Oscars, which are scheduled for Feb. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Oscar producers hire 'The Flash' producer, 'Dark Shadows' writer for telecast

14 November 2014 11:05 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In 2009, the Internet went crazy over a rumor that Neil Patrick Harris would play The Flash in a big screen "Justice League" movie. That didn’t happen — Ezra Miller got the job and Harris settled with voicing the character in a direct-to-dvd animated film. But now it’s looking like "Gone Girl" costar could finally get a superheroic boost from the team behind CW’s "The Flash." They’ll be feeding Harris his lines when he takes on hosting duties for the 87th Academy Awards. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced that writer, producer and director Greg Berlanti joins the team as head writer for his first Oscars telecast. The name should be familiar to anyone absorbed in comic book movie/TV sagas; Berlanti’s writing credits include the television series “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Everwood” and “Dawson’s Creek,” and the feature films “Wrath of the Titans” and “Green Lantern. »

- Matt Patches

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Oscar Producers Tap Greg Berlanti as Head Writer for ABC Telecast

14 November 2014 10:31 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have tapped showrunner-director Greg Berlanti to lead the writing team for the 2015 telecast on ABC.

Berlanti will steer the writing along with “Arrow” and “The Flash” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg. Michael Green, another Berlanti associate, and Seth Grahame-Smith are also on board as writers for the Feb. 22 live telecast. Hamish Hamilton will direct for a third time.

The Oscars change writing teams every year. It’s unusual to have scripters from drama series in the mix, though. In the past, scribes have come from the world of feature films, live-event telecasts and comedy shows like “Saturday Night Live.” In addition, the host — this year, Neil Patrick Harris — always brings in a team to write special material.

Meron announced the production team on Friday in a tweet.

This is the third time as producers for Zadan and Meron, and they have recruited several colleagues from »

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Oscar Producers Tap Greg Berlanti as Head Writer for ABC Telecast

14 November 2014 10:31 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have tapped showrunner-director Greg Berlanti to lead the writing team for the 2015 telecast on ABC.

Berlanti will steer the writing along with “Arrow” and “The Flash” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg. Michael Green, another Berlanti associate, and Seth Grahame-Smith are also on board as writers for the Feb. 22 live telecast. Hamish Hamilton will direct for a third time.

The Oscars change writing teams every year. It’s unusual to have scripters from drama series in the mix, though. In the past, scribes have come from the world of feature films, live-event telecasts and comedy shows like “Saturday Night Live.” In addition, the host — this year, Neil Patrick Harris — always brings in a team to write special material.

Meron announced the production team on Friday in a tweet.

This is the third time as producers for Zadan and Meron, and they have recruited several colleagues from »

- Variety Staff

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Focus to Develop Ya Adaptation 'Scorpio Races' (Exclusive)

5 November 2014 2:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Focus Features has come onboard to develop the Ya adaptation of The Scorpio Races, based on Maggie Stiefvater's popular book. English screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne is writing the screenplay based on the 2011 book, which was published by Scholastic. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith’s KatzSmith Productions is producing, while Jay Ireland will executive produce. The story is set on the fictional island of Thisby where, every November, a deadly race is held on mystical and dangerous water horses — only one person will win, and some will die. The project was originally set up at Warner Bros. in

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42 upcoming comic book movies - and when to expect them

5 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

When’s that comic book movie coming out, with the ant-sized man? This and all similar questions answered in our comic book movie calendar.

Comic book fans of the world - were you planning on spending your spare cash on anything other than cinema visits and DVD box-sets for the next six years? Well tough, because Hollywood has other ideas.

Ever since Bryan Singer’s X-Men movie jump-started the comic book movie trend in 2000 (building on the stellar work of Richard Donner and Tim Burton in the decades prior), Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney and Marvel Studios have all been repeatedly cashing-in on the resurgent popularity of capes, cowls and anything ending in ‘Man’.

Now, the sheer size of the comic book movie-making world has reached a critical mass. There are now seven such films (at least) slated for every year between 2016 and 2019. There’s also a few confirmed for 2020 already, »

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