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Kevin Bacon Wants to Play Freddy in Nightmare on Elm Street Remake

16 August 2016 5:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We're at a crucial moment in horror history, where all the great franchises of the 70s and 80s are being rebooted...Again! And soon, we will see new versions of Jason, Leatherface, Pinhead and Freddy. While most of these classic monsters wear a mask, or are for the most part silent, Freddy Krueger stands out as a perennial jokester who was toned down in the original 2010 reboot, with Jackie Earle Haley taking on a much darker persona than the one portrayed by originator Robert Englund. While big name stars aren't particularly needed to bring the other slashers back to life on the big screen, Freddy definitely has the most wining personality. And it makes sense that in rebooting the franchise a second time, New Line would need a really great, perhaps even iconic, actor. Maybe someone with marquee value. So why not Kevin Bacon?

Yes. Kevin Bacon. The man is no stranger to genre movies, »

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Original Aquaman Ideas Scrapped, New Script To Be Based On Treatment By James Wan And Geoff Johns

22 July 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

No doubt about it, DC and Warner Bros. were facing an uphill battle from the get-go when they decided to fully commit to the DC Extended Universe. They were not only following Marvel's lead, but they were doing so several years behind them. So they didn't have the luxury to take their time and play it film by film, as Marvel had. They needed to get this universe going -- and going quickly.

In order to expedite this universe, they enacted a very interesting method of screenwriting. Rather than commit to a single vision and move forward with that, they instead hired multiple writers from each of their projects. Then, they'd take the best bits and pieces from each screenplay and combine it into one Master Screenplay. We've discussed this interesting writing method before on the Los Fanboys Podcast, wherein Mario criticized them for this method, and I just shrugged »

- Joseph Medina

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Aquaman Taps Gangster Squad Scribe Will Beall

22 July 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that screenwriter Will Beall, best known for his work on Gangster Squad, has circled back to Warner Bros.’ big-screen rendition of Aquaman, this time working from a treatment penned by James Wan and DC stalwart Geoff Johns.

Much of that comes down to the studio’s decision to foster two versions of Aquaman simultaneously, drafting in Beall and Kurt Johnstad in the summer of 2014 to iron out one, while David Leslie Johnson – a frequent cohort of Wan’s following his contribution to horror sequel The Conjuring 2 – was welcomed aboard to pen another.

During his time away from Atlantis, Beall took point on CBS’ TV spinoff of Training Day, writing and even executive producing the upcoming pilot. That afforded Warner Bros. and, in particular, James Wan and Geoff Johns time to survey the scene and effectively outline the core premise of their Aquaman movie, bringing »

- Michael Briers

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Will Beall writing Aquaman script

22 July 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Aquaman is once again changing writers as Will Beall (Gangster Squad) has been hired to write the script the Atlantean King, per The Hollywood Reporter. However, Beall will apparently be working off a very detailed treatment written by none other than director James Wan and DC Comcs scribe and executive Geoff Johns. Johns is currently overseeing all of the DC Extended Universe films with Jon Berg.

This is a bit of a funny twist given that in 2014 Beall was hired to write a competing draft to Aquaman as WB looked for multiple scripts to turn into a potential film. At the time, WB chose Kurt Johnstad’s script, which then got a rewrite from David Leslie Johnson once James Wan came onboard. Johnson wrote Wan’s Conjuring 2, but not it seems to have come full circle for Beall as he is again tasked with turning Wan and Johns’ treatment into a full script. »

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James Wan's Aquaman Movie Lands One Time Justice League Scribe Will Beall

22 July 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Aquaman may have a release date (July 27th, 2018), but for some reason, it's become one of those movies many fans refuse to believe is happening until the cameras start rolling. James Wan is going to be at the helm, and now it has a writer in the form of Will Beall. If that name rings a bell, it's because he was hired to pen Justice League before Chris Terrio took over the project for Zack Snyder.  It was revealed way back in 2014 that Warner Bros. were developing Aquaman on dual tracks, meaning they hired Beall and Kurt Johnstad to work on one script while David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) did another. Then, the plan was possibly to merge them, something which worried many fans.  That didn't pan out anyway, and Beall moved on to work on the Training Day TV show. However, he's now been rehired to rewrite the screenplay by himself as, »

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‘Conjuring 2’ Tops $300 Million at Worldwide Box Office

20 July 2016 11:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line Cinema’s supernatural horror thriller “The Conjuring 2” has grossed over $300 million at the worldwide box office.

The sequel has grossed $101.4 million at the domestic box office so far and $204.5 million in 60 international markets with a few small territories yet to release.

New Line said 2013’s “The Conjuring,” which grossed nearly $320 million worldwide, and “The Conjuring 2,” are now the highest grossing horror films worldwide after 1973’s “The Exorcist.” It also said the “Conjuring” universe — consisting of “The Conjuring,” “Annabelle” and “The Conjuring 2”— is now the third-highest grossing horror franchise worldwide, earning more than $882 million.

New Line is already working on another movie for the universe, announcing last month that it was developing “The Nun” as a spinoff movie based on the demonic character in “The Conjuring 2.”

The studio has tapped David Leslie Johnson, who co-wrote “Conjuring 2” with Chad and Carey Hayes, to write the script. »

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Ansel Elgort in talks for Dungeons & Dragons movie

29 June 2016 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, Ansel Elgort (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars) is in talks to join Warner Bros.’ upcoming adaptation of the classic role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.

The project is being directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) from a script by David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2), and will follow “a warrior and his band of mystical creatures as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure.”

Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel has previously expressed an interest in joining the film, having been a fan of the game for twenty years, although his involvement is yet to be officially confirmed.

A Dungeons & Dragons movie was released in 2000, although it was ravaged by critics and failed miserably at the box office. Nevertheless, it did receive a made-for-tv sequel Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God in 2005, along with a straight-to-video follow-up Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness in »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie News: Ansel Elgort Touted for 'Dungeons and Dragons'; First Full 'Morgan' Trailer Teases Great Cast

28 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Dungeons and Dragons: Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) is in early negotiations to star in Dungeons and Dragons, a big-screen adaptation of the role-playing board game. David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) wrote the screenplay and Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) will direct. The board game follows "a warrior and his band of mystical creatures as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure." [Deadline]   The Book of Henry: The first official image from The Book of Henry features Jaeden Lieberher (above left) and Room star Jacob Tremblay (above right). Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World, the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX) is directing the movie, which follows a child prodigy and his younger brother as they get involved in a mysterious scheme...

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Ansel Elgort to Star in 'Dungeons & Dragons'

28 June 2016 6:09 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Actor Ansel Elgort is currently in negotiations to headline Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy-epic, "Dungeons & Dragons. 

The film project is based on the widely popular role-playing game, "Dungeons & Dragons", which was introduced in 1974 and has become a worldwide phenomenon. "Dungeons & Dragons" will be directed by Rob Letterman ("Goosebumps") with a script by David Leslie Johnson ("The Conjuring 2"). 

Elgort's filmography includes the "Carrie" reboot, the "Divergent" films, and the widely popular "The Fault In Our Stars." His upcoming films include Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver" and"Billionaire Boys Club."

The film will be produced by Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, Stephen Davis, Courtney Soloman and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment and Roy Lee.

Source: Deadline »

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Ansel Elgort set for the Dungeons & Dragons movie?

27 June 2016 11:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ansel Elgort, who delighted in the superb adaptation of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars, is set to star in Warner Brothers’ new Dungeons & Dragons movie. Deadline is reporting that the young actor is in early negotiations for the project, which is based on the popular role-playing game which is being directed by Rob Letterman.

David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) has written the screenplay for the movie. Dungeons and Dragons was first conceived in 1974, and has grown in popularity over recent years, Vin Diesel being one of its biggest fans.  Here’s a little more info about the game from the superb Wizards.com.

The first Dungeons & Dragons game was played back when Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson chose to personalize the massive battles of their fantasy wargames with the exploits of individual heroes. This inspiration became the first fantasy roleplaying game, in which players are characters in an ongoing fantasy story. »

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Dungeons & Dragons casting latest

27 June 2016 10:07 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Ansel Elgort is in talks to take a lead role in the new Dungeons & Dragons movie…

With legal blockades removed, Warner Bros is pressing ahead with a new big screen take on Dungeon & Dragons, and the studio has hired Rob Letterman to direct the new feature. Letterman scored a hit with the very good Goosebumps last year (and he's set to take on Goosebumps 2 as well).

Now we have the first piece of casting news for the new movie, and it looks as if The Fault In Our StarsAnsel Elgort is about to land a major role in Dungeons & Dragons. He’s said to be in early talks to star in the movie, although in what exact role it’s thus far unconfirmed.

We do know that David Leslie Johnson has penned the screenplay for the new movie, and that Elgort is set to be »

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News Briefs: Ansel Elgort Touted for 'Dungeons and Dragons'

27 June 2016 9:34 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Dungeons and Dragons: Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) is in early negotiations to star in Dungeons and Dragons, a big-screen adaptation of the role-playing board game. David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) wrote the screenplay and Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) will direct. The board game follows "a warrior and his band of mystical creatures as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure." [Deadline]   The Book of Henry: The first official image...

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Ansel Elgort In Talks For Dungeons & Dragons

27 June 2016 6:26 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After missing out on the role of young Han Solo in the prequel Star Wars films, Ansel Elgort is reportedly in deep contract negotiations to play the lead in Warner Bros.' live-action Dungeons & Dragons film.  Lets face it, with The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies mined for all their worth, there hasn't been a good fantasy film in a few years (though Warcraft wasn't as bad as critics made it out to be).  Could Dungeons & Dragons fill that void?   Fresh off GoosebumpsRob Letterman is set to direct from a screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans).   »

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Dungeons and Dragons Targets Divergent Star Ansel Elgort

27 June 2016 6:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After finally settling a lengthy legal battle last year, Warner Bros., Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment finally teamed up for a feature film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons. Last month, it was confirmed that director Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) will take the helm on this fantasy adaptation, and now we have word that the first cast member is eyeing the project. Ansel Elgort (Divergent) is in early talks to star in the adaptation.

Deadline reports that if a deal is finalized, Ansel Elgort will have a "primo role" in the adaptation, although it isn't exactly clear which character he may be playing. While no story details have been revealed yet, producer Roy Lee revealed earlier this year that the story will be similar in tone to Guardians of the Galaxy, set in a "Tolkien-like universe." Warner Bros. hasn't issued an official release date for Dungeons & Dragons.

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Ansel Elgort in Talks to Star in ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Movie

27 June 2016 4:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ansel Elgort is in early talks to star in Warner Bros.’ “Dungeons & Dragons” movie about the classic role-playing game.

Elgort, who broke out in “The Fault in Our Stars,” is the first actor to emerge as a star for the project. “Goosebumps” director Rob Letterman came on board last month and will direct from a script written by David Leslie Johnson.

Producers are Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis; Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment; and Warner-based Roy Lee. Development began moving forward last year after Sweetpea and Hasbro reached a settlement over sequel rights litigation.

Hasbro owns the company that first published the Dungeons & Dragons game in 1974. Sweetpea Entertainment exercised an option on film rights in the ’90s and later sold those rights to Warner Bros.

Elgort’s credits include the “Divergent” films. He’s starring in the upcoming remake of “The Billionaire Boys Club” and »

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Picks Up Ansel Elgort

27 June 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Ansel Elgort is joining Warner Bros.’ Dungeons & Dragons campaign. He’s looking to star in the studio’s long-simmering adaptation of the classic roleplaying game, which recently picked up director Rob LettermanDavid Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) wrote the script.  According to Deadline, Elgort is in early negotiations for the project. The story is described as “a fantasy adventure […]

The post ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Picks Up Ansel Elgort appeared first on /Film. »

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Ansel Elgort in Early Talks to Star in 'Dungeons & Dragons'

27 June 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ansel Elgort is in early negotiations to star in Warner Bros.' long-gestating Dungeons & Dragons movie. The Fault in Our Stars actor would star in the film based on the classic role-playing game, which will be directed by Goosebumps helmer Rob Letterman from a script written by Wrath of the Titans scribe David Leslie Johnson. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis will produce, along with Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment, as well as Roy Lee. The project endured some major hit points when the film rights were caught up in a legal battle. Hasbro, which now owns

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Ansel Elgort May Star In ‘Dungeons & Dragons,’ But What of Vin Diesel?

27 June 2016 3:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In news that Vin Diesel is sure to have a strong opinion about, “The Fault in Our Stars” star Ansel Elgort is in negotiations to star in the long-awaited adaptation of everyone’s favorite tabletop role-playing game. Warner Bros. is developing “Dungeons & Dragons,” which is set to be directed by “Goosebumps” helmer Rob Letterman, in an attempt to level-up its tentpole stats.

Read More: Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, And More On Han Solo Spinoff Shortlist, Could Appear In ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’

Per Deadline, who first reported the news, WB is on a mystical quest for profitable franchises — a search that presumably won’t feature as many warlocks or stat points as its source material. Diesel, a longtime fan of the RPG, is said to be interested in a role in the film; one assumes that screenwriter David Leslie Johnson (“The Conjuring 2”) will be able to »

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Ansel Elgort Could Star In Dungeons & Dragons

27 June 2016 2:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting today that Divergent star Ansel Elgort is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros. to star in their long-gestating adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons. Set to be helmed by Goosebumps director Rob Letterman, the David Leslie Johnson-penned script will apparently take cues from both Guardians of the Galaxy and the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien as it tells an epic fantasy adventure tale, one which Elgort would be right at the heart of.

There’s no word yet on who the young actor might play, but he’d likely step into the shoes of a yet to be named warrior who, along with his band of mystical creatures, “embarks on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure.” Vin Diesel was eyeing the project as well at one point, though it’s not known whether he’s still involved in any capacity.

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Elgort In Talks For "Dungeons and Dragons"

27 June 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Fault in Our Stars" and "Divergent" hunk Ansel Elgort is in early negotiations to star in the cinematic reboot of the "Dungeons and Dragons" fantasy franchise at Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story follows a warrior and his band of mystical creatures as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure. Actor Vin Diesel has previously expressed interest in being part of the film as he has been a fan of and played the game for over two decades.

Rob Letterman directs the project from a script by David Leslie Johnson ("The Conjuring 2"). Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Courtney Solomon, Allan Zeman, and Roy Lee are producing. Elgort most recently wrapped work on Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver".

Source: Deadline »

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