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‘Lego’ Producer Animal Logic to Open Vancouver Studio

20 May 2015 12:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Australian visual-effects studio Animal Logic, which handled “The Lego Movie,” has signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros. and will open a second animation studio in Vancouver.

The new facility, dubbed Animal Logic Vancouver, will initially be launched as an exclusive partnership to produce three animated movies — starting with “The Lego Movie Sequel.” The Canadian studio will begin operations in September at 45,000 square foot facility in the Yaletown area and is expected to create 300 new jobs with launch of production on the sequel in January.

Animal Logic is already working on a pair of Warner Bros. animated films — Lego spinoff “Ninjago” (set for Sept. 22, 2017) and “Lego Batman” (set for Feb. 10, 2017) — at its headquarters in Sydney. It did not disclose which titles it will be producing in Vancouver after “The Lego Movie Sequel,” which is set for release on May 18, 2018.

The alliance extends the partnership between Sydney-based Animal Logic and Burbank-based Warner Bros., »

- Dave McNary

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‘Godzilla’ Strikes Cannes As Copyright Holder Sues Voltage Over Anne Hathaway Pic For Sale At Festival

19 May 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The giant lizard usually brings death and destruction and of late lawsuits too. With the long festering battle between Legendary Pictures and ejected producers Roy LeeDan Lin and Doug Davison over the 2014 blockbuster scheduled to head to trial this summer, a new legal clash has erupted today on the Croisette. This time it is Godzilla rights holders Toho going after Voltage Pictures Tuesday in federal court for copyright infringement over the Nacho Vigalondo helmed and A… »

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'It' Wants 'Maze Runner' Star as Pennywise the Clown

4 May 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actor Will Poulter is in negotiations to play the evil clown Pennywise in New Line Cinema's highly-anticipated remake of Stephen King's It. It has already been confirmed that the adaptation will be split into two feature films, with Will Poulter set to star in both movies. Stephen King's original novel was previously adapted into a three-hour mini-series, which starred Tim Curry as Pennywise.

The original novel follows a group of young friends known as The Losers Club in the 1950s, who manage to fight off an evil demon, posing as a nefarious, child-killing clown known as Pennywise. 30 years later, they are forced to join forces once again when Pennywise re-emerges. The first movie will center on the children's battles with Pennywise, while the second follows the same characters as adults. The production had been considering older actors such as Mark Rylance and Ben Mendelsohn for the Pennywise role, »

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Will Poulter to Play the Evil Clown in ‘It’ Remake (Exclusive)

4 May 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line and “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga have found their “It.”

Sources tell Variety that Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers”) is in negotiations to play Pennywise, the evil monster who lured in children disguised as a clown, in the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s horror classic.

Fukunaga will direct “It,” which will be split into two feature films.

The original story followed a group of outcast kids who come together over summer break to take on the monster that’s haunting their town, battling their own personal monsters in the process.

King’s popular book was made into a TV miniseries in 1991 starring John Ritter and Tim Curry, who played the clown in terrifying fashion. A film adaptation was never undertaken given the size of the King novel, but Fukunaga has been very vocal recently that the latest script will stay true to the King story while »

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Lionsgate Developing 'Cubed', a Remake of the Horror Sci-Fi 'Cube'

1 May 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It looks like Hollywood may be running out of well-known titles from the past to remake, because now they're reaching into the late 90s for a cult sci-fi horror film for inspiration. THR reports Lionsgate is developing a remake of the 1997 flick Cube. The film is being described as a reimagining of the original film and is going by the title Cubed this time. The first film came from Splice director Vincenzo Natali, but this time it will be up and coming director Saman Kesh behind the camera to update the project for audiences 18 years later. In addition, Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts is on board to produce with Roy Lee. Read on! If you want to get acquainted with Saman Kesh, here's his acclaimed short Controller: The new film will use the same premise as the original film with seven strangers finding themselves trapped in a giant cube structure. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Remake of Cube (1997) Moving Forward at Lionsgate

1 May 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It contained 17,576 rooms filled with life-ending obstacles. The titular object in Vincenzo Natali's 1997 thriller, Cube, foreshadowed the psychological and physical torment of the Saw traps to come. If you were unlucky enough to wake up inside it, you were going to have one hell of a time trying to get out. Lionsgate, however, is willingly returning to the cube's confines. The studio is moving forward on a remake of the original film, with a director, writer, and pair of producers already in place.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saman Kesh is lined up for the director's chair on the Cube remake, which is titled Cubed. Kesh, who helmed the impressive sci-fi short, Controller, will work from a screenplay by Philip Gawthorne (based on a story angle by Kesh). Roy Lee and Jon Spaihts are producing the project, with Vertigo's Adam Stone overseeing it.

"Using the original setup of seven »

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‘Cube’ Reconfigured For 21st Century

30 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Nowadays if you say the word “Cube” people think of the lacklustre game show hosted by Phillip Schofield. Viewers with long memories however may remember Cube, a sci-fi horror movie with a neat central concept from the late Nineties.

It followed seven strangers trying to escape a booby-trapped futuristic prison, predating the likes of Saw, and made an impression due to its imagination in the face of a low budget. Vincenzo Natali was the writer/director of the Canadian effort.

Saman Kesh is reportedly to create a reboot of the film, alongside producers Roy Lee and Jon Spaihts. Whilst Kesh’s name may not ring any bells, Lee produced The Lego Movie and Spaihts wrote Prometheus, though it’s not known whether he’ll be on scripting duties also.

UK TV watchers may be interested to know the Horror Channel is airing Cube, if you want to get an idea »

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Cube is getting a remake

30 April 2015 10:33 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The low budget thriller is being remade as Cubed, with Saman Kesh set to direct...

The thriller Cube is an ingenious film, that uses a single location setting in clever ways, cranking up the tension as the story progresses. Released in 1997, the low budget hit was followed by a sequel and a prequel, neither of which matched the majesty of the original.

So now, we're getting a remake.

Going by the name of Cubed, the new film is to be directed by newcomer Saman Kesh (who has come to prominence due to his acclaimed short film, Controller), with the screenplay this time around from Philip Gawthorne. Roy Lee and John Spaihts are set to produce the film.

We don't have a release date for Cubed yet, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it in cinemas next year. More on the project as we hear it, as always.


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Lionsgate Remaking Cube as Cubed

30 April 2015 6:37 PM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Vincenzo Natali’s feature debut, the cult sci-fi horror mind bender Cube is getting the remake treatment at Lionsgate. Writer Jon Spaihts (the original Prometheus draft, the upcoming PassengersDoctor Strange and The Mummy) is producing alongside Roy Lee, while up-and-coming filmmaker Saman Kesh (Controller) will direct. THR reports the reimagining will “use the original setup of seven strangers trapped in a…

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A ‘Cube’ Reboot Is on the Way From Lionsgate

30 April 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The end of every path for a genre property seems to be the remake. Cube, the small sci-fi puzzler that launched the feature career of director Vincenzo Natali in 1997, has already been followed by a sequel and a prequel. Now it is getting a reboot. Lionsgate is setting up a Cube “re-imagining” from producers Roy Lee […]

The post A ‘Cube’ Reboot Is on the Way From Lionsgate appeared first on /Film. »

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Lionsgate Developing ‘Cube’ Remake

30 April 2015 4:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate is developing “Cubed,” a remake of the 1997 science-fiction thriller “Cube.” The project is set up with Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and Jon Spaihts.

Saman Kesh is attached to direct “Cubed.” Kesh is best known for his 2013 short sci-fi film “Controller,” which is set to be developed as a feature at Shawn Levy’s Fox-based 21 Laps.

Phil Gawthorne is writing the script for “Cubed,” based on Kesh’s vision. The original “Cube,” directed by Vincenzo Natali, was set in a gigantic structure with over 17,000 rooms in which the main characters were trapped.

Lee is a producer on “The Lego Movie” and the upcoming “Poltergeist” reboot. Spaihts is writing scripts for Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” and Sony’s sci-fi drama “Passengers.”

Kesh is repped by UTA, Angelina Chen at Energy and attorney Patti Felker.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.


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Cubed: Jon Spaihts to Produce Reimagining of Cult Horror Film Cube For Lionsgate

30 April 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Lionsgate is putting together a remake of Vincenzo Natali's 1997 sci-fi horror film, Cube, under the working title Cubed. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) and Roy Lee (Rings, Bates Motel) will produce, with newcomer Saman Kesh set to reimagine Natali's film and direct.  Kesh is best known for his short film Controller, which recently caught the eye of studio execs. Per THR, Cubed will build on the set up of the original film and is described as "a sci-fi survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new 'digital' race." Natali's film followed a group of strangers who awake in a, well, cube to find that the room is rigged with a deadly trap. Each wall contains a hatch that leads to other cubes, differentiated only by the color of the walls, where yet more traps lie in wait to kill them. Some traps triggered by weight, some by motion, »

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Cult sci-fi movie Cube is getting the remake treatment as Cubed

30 April 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hollywood isn't done with the cult remakes just yet - Cube is getting reimagined for a 21st century audience.

Lionsgate is working on an update of the 1997 sci-fi film which features seven strangers stuck in a cube-like structure.

Controller's Saman Kesh is attached to direct Cubed, with Phil Gawthorne writing a script based on Kesh's original.

Roy Lee is producing the movie with Jon Spaihts who co-wrote Prometheus.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cubed will be a survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new 'digital' race.

Vincenzo Natali directed the original movie. Watch the trailer below: »

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A "Cube" Remake Is On The Way

30 April 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lionsgate and Vertigo Entertainment have begun development on "Cubed," a remake of the 1997 sci-fi thriller "Cube".

Vincenzo Natali helmed the original 1997 Canadian indie sci-fi thriller in which five people wake up in a strange cubed room. There are hatches on all sides that lead to similar rooms - some of which are decked out with lethal booby traps.

The group tries to figure out a way out of the structure and at the same time try to figure out the reason that they've been put there in the first place. The film quickly became a cult classic and spawned both a sequel and a prequel.

Saman Kesh is attached to direct the remake which Phil Gawthorne will pen the script for based on a new take thought up by Kesh. Roy Lee and Jon Spaihts will produce.

Source: Variety »

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Warners To Conduct Tatum's "Forever War"

30 April 2015 2:49 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has won a fierce bidding war for the rights to a film adaptation of Joe Haldeman's classic 1974 sci-fi war novel "The Forever War". Warners reportedly beat out Sony and another unnamed studio for the project.

Channing Tatum is attached to star in the project which follows a young man conscripted into a military task force during a war against an alien species named the Taurans. Through many battles, the man rises up the ranks of the military.

However, traveling through space has time-warping effects which causes him to age normally while Earth spins centuries. The planet undergoes many changes, including humanity's melding into one homogenous race, the eliminating of heterosexuality and the speaking of a new language.

At the same time, he tries to remain connected to his true love, a fellow (and female) soldier who also uses space-time to slow down her aging so she can be with him. »

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Sony And Warner Bros. Tussle For The Forever War Rights; Channing Tatum Attached To Star In Sci-Fi Blockbuster

30 April 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Joe Haldeman’s acclaimed sci-fi novel The Forever War has stirred up a bidding, erm, war between Sony, Warner Bros. and an undisclosed third studio in a race to secure the rights to push ahead with a feature adaptation.

21 Jump Street star Channing Tatum is currently attached to the nascent project, which would see him star as William Mandela, “a young man assigned to a military task force in the war against the Taurans.” Similar to the likes of Edge of Tomorrow and other genre pieces, Haldeman’s novel witnesses humanity lock horns with an alien race in a battle that will seemingly rage in perpetuity – written in 1974, the scribe’s work was intended as an analogy for the Vietnam War. It proved to be an instant success, garnering praise from genre fans and being awarded with the Nebula, Locus and Hugo prizes.

The Forever War has flirted with the silver screen in the past, »

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The Forever War: Channing Tatum Boards Sci-Fi Epic; Sparks Bidding War [Updated]

30 April 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Channing Tatum has signed on to star in adaptation of Joe Haldeman's 1974 science fiction classic The Forever War from a script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange, Passengers). THR reports that Sony, Warner Bros., and another undisclosed studio are currently locked in a bidding war for the project, which is expected to attract an A-list director and originate a franchise. Roy Lee who will produce alongside Tatum and his Free Association company. Haldeman's Hugo and Nebula winning book spawned two sequels, a comic book and a board game, and is considered one of the great works of science fiction. The story follows a young physics student, William Mandella, drafted as a soldier in the war against an alien species named the Taurans. As he rises up the ranks and travels through space, he remains the same age while his loved ones and home planet continue to age at a normal rate. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Warner Bros. Wins Bidding War for Channing Tatum’s ‘The Forever War’

30 April 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Channing Tatum is attached to star in an adaptation of Joe Haldeman’s classic sci-fi story “The Forever War” that was the subject of a good old-fashioned Hollywood bidding war. Warner Bros. and Sony batted for the project, which Tatum and his Free Association partner Peter Kiernan will produce with Roy Lee. Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus”) wrote the script. Late Thursday TheWrap learned Warner Bros. had won the bidding war. The project is expected to attract a high-profile director, as Ridley Scott had previously been developing the project, though his rights deal recently lapsed. Also Read: Channing Tatum, Russo Brothers to Develop 'Ghostbusters' for. »

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You’re Next Director Adam Wingard Tapped To Helm Live-Action Death Note Feature

28 April 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Adam Wingard is remaining firmly in the genre of eerie thrillers now that the You’re Next and The Guest director has signed on to helm the long-gestating live-action Death Note feature, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the eponymous, widely popular Japanese manga, the story follows Light Yagami, a brilliant young mind who stumbles upon the titular notebook before coming to the harrowing realization: any name scrawled on the pages of said book is a dead man walking. What ensues is a cat-and-mouse game between Yagami and the local police department, who quickly catch wind of the spiralling death count. Originally running from 2003 to 2006 in Japan, the manga soon reveals that an ancient group of deities drop the Death Note into Yagami’s path intentionally, and from there the manga flirts between dimensions, raising questions of morality and other existential themes.

Warner Bros. is spearheading this latest development on the popular Japanese project, »

- Michael Briers

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'The Guest' Director Adam Wingard to Helm 'Death Note' Adaptation

27 April 2015 5:43 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

After bringing some flare to indie thrillers and horror with The Guest and You're Next, director Adam Wingard has just been lined up to take on a studio project. THR reports the filmmaker has just signed on to direct an adaptation of the Japanese horror manga Death Note. Previously, directors like Shane Black and Gus Van Sant were linked to the project, but neither of them stuck with the adaptation. With Wingard signed, it sounds like he might finally be the one to make it happen along with producers Roy Lee and Dan Lin (The Lego Movie), as well as Jason Hoffs (Edge of Tomorrow) and "Heroes" series star Masi Oka. For those who aren't familiar with Takeshi Obata's manga, here's the official synopsis: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, »

- Ethan Anderton

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