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The Mister Rogers of 'Minecraft' is headed for Hollywood

22 hours ago | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The newest voice in children’s entertainment is shrill, British, and very, very square. Thanks to the jaw-dropping success of the videogame Minecraft—a sort of online digital Lego universe in which kids (and more than a few grown-ups) build their own worlds, play in them, and invite their online friends to join them—a 23-year-old former bartender from the south coast of England has become millions of kids’ onscreen Bff.

Operating under the Minecraft alter ego of stampylonghead (a.k.a. Stampy Cat)—a boxy orange character with a la-di-da voice and a rat-a-tat laugh—Joseph Garrett has attracted »

- Nicole Sperling

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Michael Finch Recruited to Pen ‘Deus Ex’ Video Game Adaptation

22 July 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It looks like the next phase of human revolution is about to happen.

CBS Films hired “Predators” writer Michael Finch to pen the screenplay for the video game adaptation of “Deus Ex. He will replace Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, who previously worked on the script and Derrickson is now working on Marvel’s “Doctor Strange.”

The film is taking its inspiration from the Square Enix 2011 game “Deus Ex: Human Revolution.” It focuses on Adam Jensen, a security manager at Sarif Industries who was forced to undergo life-saving surgeries to replace his body with advanced prostheses after a terrorist attack.

Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing the project.

Finch worked the 2010’s screenplay of “Predators” that starred Adrien Brody, Topher Grace and Laurence Fishburne. He also contributed to the story for the upcoming films of “The November Man” and “Agent 47.”

It sounds like it’s going be one awesome shoot-them-up movie. »

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'Predators' Writer Boards Video Game Adaptation 'Deux Ex'

22 July 2014 6:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS Films has tapped Predators screenwriter Michael Finch to write the screenplay for its video game adaptation Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Back in November 2012, Scott Derrickson came aboard to direct and co-write the script with his Sinister writing partner C. Robert Cargill. Scott Derrickson is no longer attached to direct after signing on to make Marvel's Doctor Strange last month.

The project will be based on the Deus Ex: Human Revolution video game of the same name, which debuted in 2011, telling the origin story of Adam Jensen, a former Swat security specialist who undergoes mechanical augmentation to uncover a vast conspiracy. The Deus Ex franchise was launched in 2000.

Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing for CBS Films, with John Powers Middleton serving as executive producer.

Michael Finch's other writing credits also include upcoming projects such as American Assassin, The November Man, Hitman: Agent 47 and Masters of the Universe. »

- MovieWeb

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Deus Ex Adaptation Finds a Writer

22 July 2014 6:02 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of the best video games to come out over the last several years is without question Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and its much talked about feature film adaptation has scored itself a writer. Read on for the latest details and body modifications!

THR reports that CBS Films has tapped Predators writer Michael Finch to work on Deus Ex, its adaptation of the acclaimed video game. Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing.

The movie is taking its cues from origin-oriented Deus Ex: Human Revolution and focuses on Adam Jensen, an ex-swat security specialist who undergoes mechanical augmentation in order to unravel a global conspiracy.

Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill previously worked on the script. Derrickson was initially attached to direct but is now working on Doctor Strange for Marvel.

John Middleton is exec producing the film. Deus Ex, a Square Enix game that was introduced in 2000, spawned a sequel and a prequel, »

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"Predators" Scribe Hops Onto "Deus Ex" Film

22 July 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Predators" and upcoming "Hitman: Agent 47" writer Michael Finch has been hired to work on the script for the film adaptation of acclaimed video game series "Deus Ex" at CBS Films.

Set in the near future where human augmentation has triggered a technological renaissance, the story follows a security specialist named Adam Jensen who must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.

Though launched in 2000, the franchise found new life and fans with 2011's "Deus Ex: Human Revolution". That game was not only a big earner but nabbed over 100 industry awards. As a result it will serve as the primary template for the film which Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce.

Finch takes over from "Sinister" scribes Scott Derrickson and Robert Cargil. Scott Derrickson was originally attached to direct but his commitments to "Doctor Strange" now prevent that.

Source: Heat Vision »

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Deus Ex Movie Enlists Predators Writer Michael Finch

22 July 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Deus Ex movie, adapted from the video game franchise of the same name, now has a new screenwriter.  Heat Vision reports that CBS Films and producers Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh have enlisted Predators screenwriter Michael Finch to work on the screenplay for the pic, which draws mainly from the Deus Ex: Human Revolution game and revolves around an ex-swat security specialist who unravels a global conspiracy after undergoing mechanical augmentation.  Sinister scribes Scott Derrickson and Robert Cargil wrote the previous draft of the Deus Ex script when Derrickson was attached to direct, but he's a little busy at the moment as he's gearing up to helm Marvel's Doctor Strange.  It's unknown if he'll still be involved in the development of Deus Ex, but clearly CBS Films wants another pass on the script. In addition to Predators, Finch also penned the script for the upcoming video game adaptation Hitman »

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'Predators' Writer Boards 'Deus Ex' Movie (Exclusive)

22 July 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CBS Films has tapped Predators writer Michael Finch to work on Deus Ex, its adaptation of the acclaimed video game. Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing. Deus Ex, a Square Enix game that was introduced in 2000, spawned a sequel and a prequel, racking up awards and millions in sales. A new game titled Deus Ex: Universe is up next. Photos Comic-Con: Hollywood Stars Show Off Their Geeky Side The movie is taking its cues from origin-oriented Deus Ex: Human Revolution and focuses on Adam Jensen, an ex-swat security specialist who undergoes mechanical augmentation in order

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Deus Ex Adaptation Nabs Predators Writer Michael Finch

22 July 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Despite its console popularity, Square Enix’s hit title Deus Ex hasn’t exactly raced onto cinema screens since CBS Films grabbed the rights back in 2012, the second time someone has taken a stab at the idea. It’s been through a few drafts and at least one director in Scott Derrickson, but now Predators scribe Michael Finch has been hired to work on the script.The movie will apparently spring from the latest version of the game, Human Revolution, which took the story back to before the first title and introduced security chief Adam Jensen, the first person to receive nanotechnology treatment after an attack on his company leaves him badly injured.This isn’t the first time the game has pinged Hollywood’s radar – Sony’s Columbia arm announced in 2002 that Laura Ziskin would produce a version with Greg Pruss cranking out the script. Willem Dafoe was mentioned as a possible cast member, »

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William Brent Bell Takes Up Space with The Inhabitant

14 July 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside, Wer) has just signed on for more supernatural shenanigans according to Deadline. Per the site, the next project on Bell's plate will be The Inhabitant. Read on for the details.

The flick is said to be in the vein of The Conjuring. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Vertigo’s Roy Lee, Matt Berenson (A Place Beyond The Pines), Jim Wedaa, and Adam Stone are producing from a script by Stacey Menear.

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'The Devil Inside' Director Takes on 'The Inhabitant'

14 July 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Devil Inside director William Brent Bell has signed on to direct The Inhabitant for Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo.

No plot details have been released for the supernatural thriller, but the story is said to be in the same vein as last year's box office hit The Conjuring. Stacey Menear wrote the screenplay. The writer's script entitled Mixtape landed on The Blacklist back in 2009.

Tom Rosenberg (Gone) and Gary Lucchesi (I, Frankenstein) are producing for Lakeshore Entertainment, alongside Vertigo's Roy Lee (The Lego Movie), Matt Berenson (The Place Beyond the Pines), Jim Wedaa (Unstoppable) and Adam Stone. No production schedule was given.

William Brent Bell made his directorial debut in 2006 with Stay Alive. His 2012 follow-up, The Devil Inside, took in $107.1 million worldwide from just a $1 million production budget. He also directed the thriller Wer, which hasn't been released in the U.S. at this time. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Devil Inside’ Helmer William Brent Bell Set To Direct ‘The Inhabitant’

14 July 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: The Devil Inside‘s helmer William Brent Bell been hired to direct a supernatural thriller called The Inhabitant said to be in the vein of The Conjuring. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Vertigo’s Roy Lee, Matt Berenson (A Place Beyond The Pines), Jim Wedaa and Adam Stone are producing from a script by Stacey Menear. The Devil Inside was released last year and did incredible business. The movie was done on a shoestring budget ($1M+) and made over $101.7M worldwide for the filmmakers and distributor Paramount. Talk about a profitable film. Bell is repped by ICM Partners and Jackoway Tyerman […] »

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Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson to headline Forever, Interrupted

12 July 2014 1:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR reports that Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson will headline another book-to-screen adaptation, Forever, Interrupted. 

Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, the novel tells the story of Elsie Porter, an average twentysomething who falls head over heels in love with a man named Ben Ross. Within weeks the two have eloped, but their happy ending is cut short when Ben is killed instantly after his bike is hit by a truck nine days after the wedding. Elsie must then face Susan, the mother-in-law she’s never met and who doesn’t even know that Elsie exists.

Johnson will take on the role of Elsie, and the producers could not be more ecstatic about her casting. According to Amy Baer, who runs production house Gidden Media:

“Taylor’s book is exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest. Great romantic drama is so hard to execute, and Taylor nailed it. And Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie, »

- James Garcia

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Dakota Johnson Will Be Forever, Interrupted

11 July 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Next February, actress Dakota Johnson will likely be launched to Twilight-era Kristen Stewart-esque levels of mega-stardom when she appears as Anastasia Steele in the hotly anticipated Bdsm romance Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the runaway bestseller by E.L. James. With legions of fans to please and her career to think of, Johnson has every reason to be thinking about her future as an actress past Fifty Shades – and now, she’s locked down another book-to-film adaptation sure to endear her to a very different crowd, with word that she’ll star in Forever, Interrupted.

Based on the acclaimed debut novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Forever, Interrupted centers on a young woman who is swept off her feet by the man of her dreams. It’s love at first sight, and they fall deeply in love, eloping with five months of first laying eyes on one another. Then, just as quickly, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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50 Shades of Grey's Dakota Johnson to star in Forever, Interrupted

10 July 2014 9:53 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson has been recruited to appear in a big screen adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted: A Novel.

The 24-year-old will play the lead role in the romantic drama, which tells the story of a young woman who elopes after a whirlwind romance and must then face the sudden death of her husband.

In face of the tragedy, she must come to terms with the loss of her lover while also forming a relationship with his mother, who had no idea she existed.

Amy Baer is set to produce through Gidden Media, with Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe serving as executive producers alongside Johnson, John Middleton and Roy Lee.

"Taylor's book is exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest," Baer said.

"Great romantic-drama is so hard to execute, and Taylor nailed it. And Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie, who has to »

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Dakota Johnson Joins 'Forever, Interrupted'

10 July 2014 7:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Gidden Media and Good Universe announced today that Dakota Johnson is attached to star in the film adaptation of Forever, Interrupted, the acclaimed debut novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Amy Baer will produce through her company Gidden Media. Johnson will also serve as executive producer alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe, and John Middleton and Roy Lee. Erin Westerman will oversee the project on behalf of Good Universe.

Forever, Interrupted tells the story of a young woman who elopes after a whirlwind romance and then must face the sudden death of her adoring husband. She must come to terms with his loss while forming an unlikely relationship with his mother - who didn't know she existed.

Producer Amy Baer had this to say about the story in a statement.

"Taylor's book is exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest. Great romantic-drama is so hard to execute, and Taylor nailed it. »

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Dakota Johnson to star in Forever, Interrupted

10 July 2014 4:07 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Fifty Shades Of Grey star has come on board Gidden Media and Good Universe’s adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s book Forever, Interrupted: A Novel.

Amy Baer will produce through her Gidden Media while Johnson will also serve as executive producer alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe and John Middleton and Roy Lee.

Good Universe’s Erin Westerman will oversee the project, about a young woman who forms a bond with the mother of her recently deceased husband.

Baer launched Gidden Media in November 2013 and has secured a seven-figure development fund through private investors. Good Universe handled international sales on her first feature as producer, Last Vegas.

Baer’s development slate includes drama A Storm In The Stars to be directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour; sports drama Sarge; Endurance based on a script by Steve Zaillian; true-crime drama The Brian Banks Story; ensemble comedy Sundance Is Bulls**t; and comedy The Wedding Detective »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The House on Ashley Avenue to Open for Ring Producer

10 July 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Some quick news is coming in via Deadline... Universal Cable Productions, Vertigo Entertainment, and producer Roy Lee (The Ring, The Departed, "Bates Motel") are moving in on "The House on Ashley Avenue," the 2012 horror short story from Canadian author Ian Rogers.

The story follows the exploits of the Mereville Group, an insurance agency that deals in supernatural investigations and has in its possession a group of haunted buildings so dangerous their existence must be kept from the public. Of course one of said houses can be found waiting on Ashley Avenue.

Universal/Vertigo/Lee optioned TV rights to "The House On Ashley Avenue" with Lee and John Middleton set to executive produce with Adam Stone, President of Production, overseeing for Vertigo. Rogers is aboard as a consultant on the project, and Ellen Datlow is co-producer.

The 2012 story surfaced as part of Rogers’ short story collection Every House Is Haunted. The »

- Steve Barton

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Dakota Johnson To Star In, Ep Romantic Drama ‘Forever, Interrupted’

10 July 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson has lined up her next lit to screen project. She’s attached to star in a film adaptation of Forever, Interrupted, the debut novel by author Taylor Jenkins Reid about Elsie, a young woman who elopes after a whirlwind romance and forges an unlikely relationship with her mother-in-law after her husband suddenly dies. Gidden Media’s Amy Baer (Last Vegas) is producer on the novel adaptation, which Johnson will also executive produce. Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake are also exec producing with John Middleton and Roy Lee. Erin Westerman is overseeing for Good […] »

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'Fifty Shades of Grey's' Dakota Johnson to star in 'Forever, Interrupted'

10 July 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Fifty Shades of Grey" lead Dakota Johnson is attached to star in the film adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's "Forever, Interrupted: A Novel."   The drama centers on a young woman who is struggling to accept the sudden death of her new husband, while striking up an unexpected friendship with his mother.   Amy Baer will produce through her company Gidden Media, while Johnson will also executive produce alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe, and John Middleton and Roy Lee.   "Taylor’s book is exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest," Bae said in a press release. "Great romantic-drama is so hard to execute, and Taylor nailed it. And Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie, who has to deal with the sudden loss of a great love. She is a deeply thoughtful, sensitive and smart woman and actress.”   Added Kahane, “We’re thrilled that Dakota has come on board as a partner in the film, »

- Dave Lewis

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‘Fifty Shades’ Star Dakota Johnson to Lead ‘Forever, Interrupted’

10 July 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson is attached to star in Gidden Media and Good Universe's adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's acclaimed debut novel “Forever, Interrupted: A Novel,” the companies announced Thursday. Amy Baer will produce through her company Gidden Media. Johnson will executive produce alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe, as well as John Middleton and Roy Lee. Erin Westerman will oversee the project on behalf of Good Universe. Also read: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ First Footage: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson – Little Sex, Lots of Romance “Forever, Interrupted” tells the story of a young woman who elopes. »

- Jeff Sneider

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