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Writ Large Promotes Lea Dizon to Manager, Hires Courtney Conwell

20 September 2016 11:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lit management company Writ Large is looking to make expansions in the company by hiring Courtney Conwell as a new manager and promoting Lea Dizon to manager.

Conwell comes to Writ Large from John Hamburg’s production company where she served as a development executive most recently working on the Fox comedy “Why Him?” At Writ Large she will be fully focused on representing writers and directors.

She had also previously worked with such writers and directors such as Stephanie Savage, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi and Karyn Kusama.

Dizon began working at Circle of Confusion as an assistant before leaving the company to help start Writ Large with the co-founding partners serving as the as the film and TV coordinator. Her clients include Rick Spears, whose script “Black Bats” went through the Sundance Producer Lab; Sudhanshu Saria, who wrote and directed the movie “Loev”, which premiered at SXSW this year and Yaelle Kayam, »

- Justin Kroll

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Dirk and Todd character promos for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

19 September 2016 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go until its premiere, BBC America has released two character promos for the upcoming comedy thriller series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency focusing on Samuel Barnett’s Dirk and Elijah Wood’s Todd. Check them out below…

Corpses—cops—trap—cult—assassins—Pararibulitis—vampires—lottery ticket—kitten—corgi—Everything Is Connected! Welcome to the world of BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; a trippy mystery that thrusts a reluctant sidekick into the bizarre world of an unconventional detective who believes in the interconnectedness of all things. When washed-up rocker Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) stumbles upon the murder scene of a millionaire, all hell breaks loose. Eccentric detective, Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), wholly believes they’re destined to untangle the peculiar events surrounding the mystery together, whether Todd likes it or not! A collection of wild and dangerous characters’ further infiltrate and complicate their world, »

- Amie Cranswick

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With a movie like 'Tomorrowland,' it's a good thing 'Space Mountain' got scrapped for 'Star Wars'

14 September 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It was four short years ago that Disney tightened their grip on our collective pop culture nostalgia. Having already secured Marvel Entertainment, the House of Mouse turned their all-seeing eye to Lucasfilm. On October 30, 2012 the acquisition announcement was made and the rest is now history. At the time fans were leery of the purchase, worried that Star Wars would become sanitized to bring in the all-mighty dollar of the preschool set. But while those fears have since been laid to rest with the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the merger wasn’t without its hiccups and casualties. One of them being an untitled sci-fi project by Max Landis, who was riding high off on the buzz Chronicle back in early 2012. First reported by Variety in January of 2012, the space adventure was axed as being “too similar” once they had Star Wars in their pocket. SlashFilm brought this tidbit »

- Donna Dickens

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Two ‘Space Mountain’ Movies Were Killed By ‘Star Wars’

13 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In January 2012, Variety reported that screenwriter Max Landis had sold a pitch to Walt Disney Pictures for an “untitled space adventure” pitch with the potential to be a film franchise that could “benefit all of the company’s divisions.” A few months later it was reported that screenwriter Max Borenstein was hired by the mouse house to […]

The post Two ‘Space Mountain’ Movies Were Killed By ‘Star Wars’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Max Landis, Filmmaker And Showrunner, Signs With CAA

9 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Filmmaker Max Landis, whose script Bright is in pre-production with director David Ayer for Netflix with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton starring, has just signed with CAA. Landis also is a director, producer and actor who crosses between film and television. On the TV side, Landis co-created and executive produces the upcoming limited anthology series Channel Zero, which premieres September 27 on Syfy. He also created, co-showruns, and executive produces BBC America's… »

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Max Landis, Filmmaker And Showrunner, Signs With CAA

9 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Filmmaker Max Landis, whose script Bright is in pre-production with director David Ayer for Netflix with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton starring, has just signed with CAA. Landis also is a director, producer and actor who crosses between film and television. On the TV side, Landis co-created and executive produces the upcoming limited anthology series Channel Zero, which premieres September 27 on Syfy. He also created, co-showruns, and executive produces BBC America's… »

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Channel Zero: Syfy Releases First Season Art for Candle Cove

8 September 2016 1:46 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Syfy has released the key art (above) for the first season of Nick Antosca and Max Landis' Channel Zero anthology TV series, Channel Zero: Candle Cove. The first six-part installment is based on the spooky story by Kris Straub, which rose to online fame as a “creepypasta” tale (horror stories that are published to and circulate on the internet).Starring Parks and Rec's Paul Schneider as Mike Painter and True Blood's Fiona Shaw as his mother, Marla Painter, Syfy teases Channel Zero: Candle Cove as centering on, "...one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s – and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood." Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Channel Zero’ First Look: Head into “The Hallway”

8 September 2016 11:04 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

If you ask me, there can never be enough horror on television. In the age of American Horror StoryThe Walking Dead, and countless other series, it would be easy to say that TV horror is becoming oversaturated, but the thing that works for so many of these series is the niches that they carve out for themselves. The latest highly anticipated horror series, premiering September 27 on Syfy, is Channel Zero, an anthology series that comes from Chronicle‘s Max Landis and Hannibal‘s Nick Antosca. Aside from having some impressive minds behind it, Channel Zero looks to stand out among the pack with its anthological focus

Channel Zero’ First Look: Head into “The Hallway” »

- Jasef Wisener

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Time Travel on TV Today, Ranked From Least to Most Tricky

5 September 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Time is not on our side, especially in the era of “peak TV.” Perhaps this is why networks are hopping onto the time travel bandwagon. At this year’s network upfront presentations in May, four of the five broadcast networks plugged shows that revolved around a time travel element at their core.

Taking journeys through the fourth dimension is a concept that has appeared in fiction since the late 19th century, popularized by H.G. Wells’ novel “The Time Machine.” The continued appeal of time travel boils down to wish fulfillment: the desire to visit other eras like a tourist, the yearning to relive or change the past, the curiosity about the future and the ability to squeeze more experiences into our ephemeral lives.

Although Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan disagree on whether time travel will someday be possible based on our apparent lack of visitors from the future, that hasn »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller, Hanh Nguyen and Michael Schneider

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Time Travel on TV Today, Ranked From Least to Most Tricky

5 September 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Time is not on our side, especially in the era of “peak TV.” Perhaps this is why networks are hopping onto the time travel bandwagon. At this year’s network upfront presentations in May, four of the five broadcast networks plugged shows that revolved around a time travel element at their core.

Taking journeys through the fourth dimension is a concept that has appeared in fiction since the late 19th century, popularized by H.G. Wells’ novel “The Time Machine.” The continued appeal of time travel boils down to wish fulfillment: the desire to visit other eras like a tourist, the yearning to relive or change the past, the curiosity about the future and the ability to squeeze more experiences into our ephemeral lives.

Although Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan disagree on whether time travel will someday be possible based on our apparent lack of visitors from the future, that hasn »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller, Hanh Nguyen and Michael Schneider

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‘Channel Zero’ Trailer: Syfy’s Creepypasta Anthology Series Reveals a Seriously Creepy Tooth Fairy

19 August 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The tagline “Nightmares come from somewhere” might not sound all that scary by itself, but paired with the extremely creepy teaser for the Syfy anthology series “Channel Zero,” it’s enough to give you a serious fright. The inaugural season of the show, “Channel Zero: Candle Cove,” is a six-part series based on Kris Straub’s short story from Creepypasta, and stars Paul Schneider and Fiona Shaw (“Harry Potter”).

The teaser reveals what can only be described as the scariest manifestation ever of a monstrous tooth ferry, which appears to “eat” several teeth off the hand of a young boy. Bloody Disgusting describes the show as centering “on one man’s obsessive recollection of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s – and his ever-growing, dreadful suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.”

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- Graham Winfrey

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‘Channel Zero’ Trailer: Syfy’s Creepypasta Anthology Series Reveals a Seriously Creepy Tooth Fairy

19 August 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The tagline “Nightmares come from somewhere” might not sound all that scary by itself, but paired with the extremely creepy teaser for the Syfy anthology series “Channel Zero,” it’s enough to give you a serious fright. The inaugural season of the show, “Channel Zero: Candle Cove,” is a six-part series based on Kris Straub’s short story from Creepypasta, and stars Paul Schneider and Fiona Shaw (“Harry Potter”).

The teaser reveals what can only be described as the scariest manifestation ever of a monstrous tooth ferry, which appears to “eat” several teeth off the hand of a young boy. Bloody Disgusting describes the show as centering “on one man’s obsessive recollection of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s – and his ever-growing, dreadful suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.”

Craig William Macneill »

- Graham Winfrey

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Is Max Landis remaking An American Werewolf in London?

19 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Writer/director Max Landis has slowly been working his way up the Hollywood with such films as Chronicle and American Ultra making their way to the big screen recently. But one thing Landis is always asked about is his father, acclaimed filmmaker John Landis, who is responsible for classic films such as The Blues Brothers, Coming […]

The post Is Max Landis remaking An American Werewolf in London? appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Scott Davis

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‘An American Werewolf In London’ remake in the works?

18 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

An American Werewolf In London remake on the cards?

Some pretty heavy rumours have surfaced surrounding An American Werewolf In London remake.

Some pretty big news has maybe reared its head online as new reaches us via Bloody Disgusting that a remake of perhaps one of the best horror films of all time could be on the way. An American Werewolf in London, which was directed by the great John Landis could be getting a makeover courtesy of his son, Max.

Max Landis, the writer of the superb Chronicle, could be plotting a remake:

We’ve been poking around this for quite some time, but it’s been all but confirmed by the writer behind it – Max Landis. Yes, John’s son, who scripted the awesome Chronicle, as well as Victor Frankenstein and the upcoming “Channel Zero” on Syfy, is allegedly penning a modern take on his father’s classic. »

- Paul Heath

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So Is Max Landis Making an ‘American Werewolf in London’ Remake or What? [Updated]

18 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s probably just a matter of time before someone tries to mount a remake of John LandisAn American Werewolf in London, and now there’s a rumor floating around that the story is keeping in the family. John Landis‘ son Max Landis, writer of ChronicleAmerican Ultra, and Victor Frankenstein, recently shared some cryptic tweets that led fans […]

The post So Is Max Landis Making an ‘American Werewolf in London’ Remake or What? [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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American Werewolf in London Remake Happening with Original Director's Son?

18 August 2016 10:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Is infamous writer/director Max Landis about to remake one of his dad's all-time classics? That's what the prodigal son is teasing on Twitter. John Landis wrote and directed An American Werewolf in London way back in 1981, and it succeeded as one of the first horror comedies of that era. Now, it sounds like the movie might get resurrected. But it will be staying in the family.

An American Werewolf in London is considered one of the best werewolf movies of all-time, and even won Rick Baker a Best Make-Up Oscar. It should come as no surprise that in our current cinematic state of affairs that someone would eventually set out to remake or reboot the franchise. What makes this one a bit more interesting than the typical remake is that the script is coming from the original director's son.

Max Landis has a pretty solid resume, delivering the screenplay for the critically praised Chronicle. »

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency launching on Netflix in December

18 August 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has announced today that the upcoming BBC America series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is set to hit the streaming service in all territories outside the Us this December, after premiering in the States in October.

The series, based upon Douglas Adams’ wildly successful comic novels, is written and executive produced by Max Landis (Chronicle, Bright) and stars Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful, Endeavour) as Dirk and Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) as his assistant Todd.

See Also: Watch the first trailer for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency here

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters, »

- Gary Collinson

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Netflix to Co-Produce BBC America Comedy ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’

18 August 2016 9:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix will co-produce BBC America’s new comedic thriller “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” along with AMC Studios, Ideate Media and Idw Entertainment, the streaming service announced Thursday. Netflix will also stream the series internationally in all Netflix territories outside the U.S.

The show will premiere on BBC America on October 22 and all eight episodes will launch on Netflix outside the U.S. in December.

Adapted from Douglas Adams’ novel of the same name, the series is written and executive produced by Max Landis, and executive produced by Robert Cooper, with David Alpert and Rick Jacobs producing for Circle of Confusion, David Ozer and Ted Adams producing for Idw Entertainment and Arvind Ethan David and Zainir Aminullah on board for Ideate Media. Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood and Hannah Marks star.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they »

- Laura Prudom

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Pokemon Live-Action Movie Gets Guardians and Gravity Falls Writers

16 August 2016 6:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Pokemon, as a brand, has pretty much been extremely popular ever since it came out two decades ago. With the release of the game Pokemon Go, there is a renewed, feverish love for the property, and that has led Legendary Pictures to fast track Detective Pikachu, a live-action Pokemon movie, which they are hoping to start production on next year. It looks like the studio is eyeing some big name talent to write it, as Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman and Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch are reportedly in talks to pen the script.

According to Variety, the pair are currently in negotiations to write the Pokemon movie, which will be based on the Detective Pikachu game. There have been rumors of a live-action Pokemon movie being in the works for a very long time, with writers like Max Landis having put together various takes on the material. »

- MovieWeb

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Mindy Newell’s Shortest Column Ever?

8 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Some of you who read my Facebook posts might have already seen this, but I think that it’s important enough to repeat the story. It’s from the “See Something, Say Something” school.

Yesterday I was walking down the block to the store and I passed a parked car with two dogs in it and all the windows closed, including the sunroof. It was 95 degrees here in Bayonne, which meant that inside the car it must have been at least 10 degrees hotter. I went into the restaurant on the corner and asked if anyone owned this car. No. So, what to do? I waited about five minutes to see if the owner came back – nope. So I called the police. I’m happy to say they showed up immediately. They went from door-to-door up and down the street, and to the storefronts to see if they could find the owner. »

- Mindy Newell

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