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Hulu Acquires Exclusive Streaming Rights to Fox's Sleepy Hollow

13 hours ago | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Season 2 of "Sleepy Hollow" is heading our way in one month, but if you're not caught up and don't want to wait until the Blu-ray/DVD release, then read on for how you can watch Season 1 right now!

Hulu Plus has acquired exclusive streaming rights to the Emmy-nominated hit series. Beginning Today (August 22nd) Hulu Plus becomes home to the entire first season of "Sleepy Hollow" – giving fans a chance to catch up on the show ahead of its second season premiere on Fox.

Additionally, Hulu Plus will have day-after-air access to new episodes after the Season 2 premiere (September 22nd) and will have all Season 2 episodes available to stream following their broadcast on Fox. Hulu will have a selection of up to five episodes available to stream.

"Sleepy Hollow" is a thrilling mystery-adventure drama series spanning two and a half centuries, in which a resurrected Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) pairs »

- Debi Moore

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Andrew Dominik to Pen Justin Lin’s 3D Shaolin Temple Remake

16 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A pretty exciting China-backed project is taking shape.  It was announced earlier this year that Fast Five director Justin Lin had signed on to helm a $100 million 3D Shaolin Temple remake, and now Deadline reports that The Assassination of Jesse James and Killing Them Soflty writer/director Andrew Dominik will be writing the screenplay.  The original 1982 film was Jet Li’s big screen debut and took place during the period between the Sui and Tang Dynasties, revolving around the son of a murdered Tang emperor who trains himself up to enact revenge on the perpetrator.  Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures are producing the project, which Lin intends to direct next after he completes the new Bourne sequel.  That film hasn’t even started production yet, so Shaolin Temple is still a few years off. Hit the jump for more on Dominik’s involvement. When the Shaolin Temple remake was first announced, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Universal Veers From Superhero Trend for a Monster Plan

21 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While most studios in Hollywood are betting on superheroes to save the box office, Universal Pictures is doubling down on creature features.

This month, the studio acquired rights to Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” book series. In July, it announced plans to create a Marvel-like cinematic universe around Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the Creature From the Black Lagoon. At the same time, the studio inked an eyebrow-raising 10-year, first-look deal with microbudget horror producer Jason Blum, whose Blumhouse Films is behind the profitable “Paranormal Activity,” “Sinister,” “Insidious” and “The Purge” franchises. Last summer, the studio lured Legendary Entertainment into the fold, and now the production firm is co-financing U’s “Jurassic World” and “Dracula Untold,” and has its own upcoming thrillers, including “As Above, So Below” and King Kong tentpole “Skull Island,” which Universal will release.

As Disney, Fox, Sony and Warner Bros. plant flags »

- Marc Graser

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What lies ahead for the Spider-Man franchise?

21 August 2014 1:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sony clearly has big plans for its Spider-Man franchise, but how will it pan out? Seb looks at what we know, what might happen, and more...

Now that the dust has begun to settle on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s about time to look forwards once more to what Sony’s Spider-franchise might have in store for us. With ambition far beyond simply producing solo Spider-Man films one after the other, the studio is apparently determined to build an entire franchise out of one set of character rights – it’s a bold stance, but one that will clearly require some creative lateral thinking when it comes to who they manage to make a hero out of.

Let’s take a look, then, at what we know about the future Spidey tie-ins, and for good measure what we can speculate about endlessly...

What’s definitely happening

A few months ago, »

- ryanlambie

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Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone linked to Vampire Chronicles

19 August 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Josh Boone has been linked with Universal Pictures' Vampire Chronicles reboot.

The Fault in Our Stars director is believed to be in line for a film starring Anne Rice's Lestat de Lioncourt, reports The Wrap.

Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing the project, after Universal and Imagine Entertainment acquired the rights to all existing and future books in the series.

The deal also includes the adapted screenplay for The Tale of the Body Thief, written by the author's son Christopher Rice.

The first film will reportedly be based on The Vampire Lestat, rather than Rice's first and most famous Vampire Chronicles novel Interview with the Vampire.

The latter was released as a film in 1994 starring Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst and Tom Cruise as Lestat.

A Queen of the Damned movie was released in 2002 starring Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend as Lestat.

Imagine has denied the rumour »

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'Fault In Our Stars' Director Josh Boone To Helm 'Lestat' Reboot?

18 August 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Wrap, Filmmaker Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars") is reportedly in early talks to direct the reboot of Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" which is in development at Universal Pictures.

The site cliams that Boone is being eyed to both write and direct and that Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed off on Boone's hiring, while Universal's approval is expected to be a mere formality.

Recently Universal acquired the entire body of existing and future novels in Rice's “The Vampire Chronicles” series, including the adapted screenplay for “Tale of the Body Thief,” written by Rice's son, author Christopher Rice.

Rather than a remake of “Interview With the Vampire,” the new plan is to to draw from the second and third books in Rice's series, “The Vampire Lestat” and “The Queen of the Damned” and will be faithful to the source material.

Boone is currently prepping the three-hour, »

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Josh Boone To Tackle The Vampire Lestat

18 August 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As announced last week, Universal have snapped up the rights to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, with a view to mining a franchise from the material that so inspired Neil Jordan twenty years ago. Now, The Wrap believes, the studio has its director: Stuck In Love and The Fault In Our Stars' Josh Boone is reportedly in the frame to man the cameras. (A spokesperson for Imagine Entertainment has denied the reports, but The Wrap remain confident they know better.)Rice’s Chronicles run to 13 books at the moment, with a new one, Prince Lestat, due for publication in October this year. Universal's deal also includes the screenplay based on The Tale Of The Body Thief, which Rice’s son Christopher sold to Imagine (a partner on the new effort) two years ago.Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are attached to produce, and Boone, according to source, will write his own screenplay. »

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'Fault in Our Stars' Director Taking on 'Lestat' Vampire Adaptation?

18 August 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After rocking the young adult world with a the heart-wrenching romance of The Fault in Our Stars, director Josh Boone might be heading into vampire territory. The Wrap has word that Boone is currently in early talks to write and direct Lestat, an adaptation of a couple books in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles book series that was recently picked up by Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci. The character was played by Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire, but this won't be a remake of that film, and will instead adapt both the books The Vampire Lestat and Queen of the Damned. It is said the film will be more faithful to the source material than previous adaptations of Rice's vampire novels, and Universal/Imagine have free reign on all of the books in the series, so this could be the start of a new vampire franchise. »

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'Fault in Our Stars' Director Eyed for Anne Rice's 'Lestat'

18 August 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just weeks after Universal Pictures announced it had acquired the rights to all of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles novels, the studio is reportedly in early negotiations with The Fault in Our Stars filmmaker Josh Boone to write and direct the adaptation. While a studio spokesperson has issued a statement saying that The Wrap's story is "completely untrue," the website is standing behind their story.

Our report from earlier this month revealed that Anne Rice's son, Christopher Rice, is writing the screenplay adaptation, but it seems that Josh Boone will now handle both the writing and directing duties. An unspecified source reveals that producers Brian Grazer, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have all signed off on the filmmaker, with Universal's approval expected to be a "mere formality."

Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles novels include Interview with the Vampire and Queen Of The Damned, which were adapted for »

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Josh Boone Is Talks to Write and Direct The Vampire Lestat

18 August 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone is in talks write and direct the big screen adaptation of Anne Rice's novel The Vampire Lestat. The news comes from The Wrap who says producers Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci have all signed off signed off on Boone's hiring, but nothing is set in stone. 

Universal recently acquired the rights to all of Rice's novels in The Vampire Chronicles series and they will be developed under Imagine Entertainment's banner. The Vampire Lestat will be the first of many of the books that will get adapted for the big screen. 

The report goes on to say that "rather than a remake of Interview With the Vampire, the new film is expected to draw from the second and third books in Rice's series — The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned — and will likely be faithful to the source material. »

- Joey Paur

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Rumor Mill Begins for Universal/Imagine's The Vampire Chronicles Films; Josh Boone Said to Be in Talks to Direct

18 August 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Less than two weeks after Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment acquired the rights to adapt author Anne Rice's entire The Vampire Chronicles series, a director is apparently in early talks for the first film.

Well, that didn't take long.

Per The Wrap (who did post a disclaimer that Imagine told them the story is "completely untrue" but nonetheless stands by its story), The Fault in Our Stars' Josh Boone is said individual, and he's being eyed to both write and direct.

The new film won't be a remake of Interview with the Vampire but instead is expected to draw from the second and third books in Rice's series - The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned - and will likely be faithful to the source material. Hallelujah!

Boone is currently prepping his three-hour adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand for Warner Bros. and CBS Films. »

- Debi Moore

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The Lestat Movie Is Definitely Happening, But Who Will Direct?

18 August 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Earlier this month, Anne Rice fans had reason to rejoice as Universal Pictures scooped up the rights to the entirety of the author's Vampire Chronicles. Now it seems plans to resurrect this forgotten franchise are heating up with rumors of a writer-director being hired. The Wrap reports The Fault In Our Stars helmer Josh Boone is being considered to adapt Rice's books into a new film called Lestat. However, Imagine Entertainment, which will be working with Universal on The Vampire Chronicles' adaptation, is calling this claim "completely untrue." Regardless, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci are set to produce the pic, and The Wrap is dropping details from a source they are standing by even after the denial. As fans of Anne Rice have probably guessed from the title Lestat, this will not be a remake of the 1994 drama Interview with a Vampire, which famously starred Brad Pitt »

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"Fault" Director To Helm Lestat Reboot?

18 August 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars") is reportedly in early talks to direct the reboot of Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" in development Universal Pictures according to The Wrap.

The site claims Boone is being eyed to both write and direct with Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci having signed off on Boone's hiring. Universal's approval is expected to be "a mere formality".

Universal acquired the rights to the book series recently which includes the entire body of existing and future novels in Rice's series. The deal also includes the adapted screenplay for "Tale of the Body Thief" written by Rice's son, author Christopher Rice.

Rather than remaking "Interview With the Vampire," the plan is for a new take on the second and third books - "The Vampire Lestat" and "The Queen of the Damned". This version is also expected to be more faithful to the source material than the 2002 film. »

- Garth Franklin

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The Fault In Our Stars Director Josh Boone in Talks to Revive Lestat at Universal; Interview With The Vampire Won’t Be Remade

18 August 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

All around I think this is a rather encouraging bit of news.  Director Josh Boone, who is now very much in demand following the success of his recent film The Fault in Our Stars, appears to be pretty much all set up to write and direct Lestat, the new Anne Rice adaptation percolating at Universal.  To me, this indicates that they want to focus on character in favor of spectacle overload (though I’m sure there will be a bit of that as well). Equally good news?  It looks as though Interview With the Vampire won’t be remade after all.  At least not right now.  A few weeks back I speculated that a remake would happen when the news broke that the rights to all of The Vampire Chronicles (including the upcoming Prince Lestat) were going to Universal, but I’m happy to admit that I was wrong on that particular prognostication. »

- Evan Dickson

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'Fault In Our Stars' Director Josh Boone Eyed To Write And Direct 'Lestat' Reboot

18 August 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Josh Boone thus far has been known for directing the indie flick "Stuck In Love" and this summer's teen weepie hit "The Fault In Our Stars," it seems studios believe he can handle tougher fare. Warner Bros. already has him pegged for the three-hour adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand," and now Universal wants the filmmaker put his stamp on a signature exponent of the vampire genre. The Wrap reports that Boone is in early talks to write and direct "Lestat." The film will be a reboot of the Anne Rice book series, which saw previous movie adaptations via "Interview With The Vampire" in 1994 starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, and "Queen Of The Damned" in 2002 starring Stuart Townsend and Aaliyah (what weird times those were). Brian Grazer, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are each producing this time around, with Boone's movie to draw upon the books 'Queen' and "The Vampire Lestat. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Fault In Our Stars’ Director Josh Boone Eyed for Vampire ‘Lestat’ Reboot at Universal (Exclusive)

18 August 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fresh off the incredible global success of “The Fault in Our Stars,” director Josh Boone is in early talks to stake a claim on the new “Lestat” movie that Universal Pictures sunk its development fangs into earlier this month, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Universal recently acquired the rights to author Anne Rice's novels in “The Vampire Chronicles” series and set Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer to produce along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Boone is being »

- Jeff Sneider

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First Draft Of "Star Trek 3" Is Complete

18 August 2014 9:56 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

While Paramount has yet to confirm whether "Star Trek" scribe Roberto Orci is directing the upcoming third film in the series, one thing that is official is that Orci is working on the script alongside Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne.

Talking with TrekMovie this weekend, Orci confirmed the first draft of the screenplay has been completed: "P & M & I wrote 'fade out' yesterday on the first draft. Things are moving. First draft is done."

Filming on the next "Star Trek" is aiming to begin in the Spring with pre-production hoping to start at the end of this year or in very early 2015. That's all still in the air though until a director, budget and release date are locked down.

If things go to schedule though it would give the studio a robust 2016 Summer line-up with "Transformers 5," "Star Trek 3" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2".

Orci also revealed in the article's »

- Garth Franklin

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Josh Boone stakes out Lestat; Interview With The Vampire not being remade

18 August 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Earlier this month I shared the news that Universal had acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s anthology of novels, "The Vampire Chronicles". The deal covered every book in the series including the ones that have already been adapted with Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment producing alongside Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Now The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone is in talks to write and direct an adaptation of The Vampire Lestat, the centerpiece of »

- Graham McMorrow

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First Draft of 'Star Trek 3' Script Has Been Completed

18 August 2014 8:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While star Simon Pegg has confirmed that Roberto Orci is directing Star Trek 3, Paramount has still not issued an official statement or release. Orci, an executive producer and writer on both 2009's Star Trek and 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness, is in charge of writing the next sequel alongside Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, and he revealed to TrekMovie this weekend that the first draft of the screenplay has been completed.

"p & m & I wrote, "fade out" yesterday on first draft. things are moving.

First draft is done."

Roberto Orci dropped the news on the TrekMovie comment sections, where he said that he will also be working alongside former partner Alex Kurtzman on Universal's reboot of their Classic Monsters movies, which is being turned into a connected cinematic universe.

Roberto Orci expects Star Trek 3 to begin shooting this spring. Pre-production will start at the end of this year »

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‘Star Trek 3′ First Script Draft Has Been Completed

18 August 2014 5:06 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

With J.J. Abrams currently deep into directing Star Wars: Episode VII, Paramount has turned to Roberto Orci, co-writer and producer of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness, to direct what we still only know as Star Trek 3, set to release in 2016 to coincide with the franchise’s 50th anniversary.

With Orci’s previous regular collaborator Alex Kurtzman busy preparing to direct Universal’s The Mummy reboot and Into Darkness co-writer Damon Lindelof currently running his HBO series The Leftovers, Orci has teamed up with screenwriters Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (the same pair who have been working on a Flash Gordon reboot for 20th Century Fox) to pen the next Star Trek film.

Now, Orci has taken to the comments section of Click to continue reading ‘Star Trek 3′ First Script Draft Has Been Completed

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- Anthony Vieira

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