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Spoiler Footage From "Godzilla"

17 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new 'WonderCon' spoiler footage from director Gareth Edwards' 3D reboot of Toho's "Godzilla":

Cast includes Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2"), Elizabeth Olsen ("Avengers: Age Of Ultron") and Juliette Binoche ("Cosmopolis").

Also starring are David Strathairn ("The Bourne Ultimatum"), Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine") and Ken Watanabe ("Inception").

"...an epic rebirth to Toho's iconic 'Godzilla'...

"...this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures...

"...who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence..."

"...Legendary, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots...

"...with a gritty, realistic actioner..."

The "Godzilla" screenplay is by David Callaham, David S. Goyer, and Max Borenstein for producers Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers

Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher serve as executive producers with Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

Toho has kept Godzilla alive »

- Michael Stevens

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'The Lego Movie' Is Coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 17th

17 April 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Everything will be awesome when The Lego Movie arrives onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, and Digital HD on June 17 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), The Lego Movie is the hilarious story of a nobody who saves everybody.

The Lego Movie stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, an ordinary Lego minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, and Will Ferrell as the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Voicing the members of Emmet's rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman (Oblivion) as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides »

- MovieWeb

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Early Details on The Grudge Reboot

10 April 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Late last month, we told you that Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe had hired Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) to write a reboot of The Grudge and he shared some details on what we can expect from the new movie during a recent interview:

via FEARnet: “The first thing I would say is that, we’re not approaching this as a remake of the Sarah Michelle Gellar film, or a remake of the Ju-on film… This is pushing the mythology forward, while keeping the concepts and spirit of those movies, yet finding a new way to tell a story within that world, which is exciting… New characters, new ghost, and a new mythology…”

While we don’t have a release date or director for the project yet, it was previously revealed that Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise are producing, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and »

- Jonathan James

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Writer Jeff Buhler Sheds Light on Grudge Remake

9 April 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We told you that there was a remake or reboot or re-imagining or whatever they're calling it now of The Grudge a few weeks back, and today some details as to just what this flick will be have come to light.

Writer Jeff Buhler spoke with FEARnet recently about what we should expect...

"We’re not approaching this as a remake of the Sarah Michelle Gellar film or a remake of the Ju-on film,” stated Buhler. “This is pushing the mythology forward while keeping the concepts and spirit of those movies, yet finding a new way to tell a story within that world, which is exciting.”

Buhler also stated that the film will be home to "new characters, new ghost, and a new mythology. I’m not really at a liberty to say anything more than that for obvious reasons, as we are still in the scripting process. I think »

- Steve Barton

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Exclusive: Writer Jeff Buhler Talks ‘The Grudge’ Remake

9 April 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

With Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures banner (in conjunction with Good Universe) set to deliver a remake/re-launch of The Grudge property, we sat down exclusively with the film’s writer Jeff Buhler (above) to get the skinny. Read on!

Taking from both the Takashi Shimizu-directed films Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) and the 2004 Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring The Grudge, the new film will be produced by Raimi, along with Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane executive produce.

Said Buhler, who is known to genre audiences for scripting 2008’s Clive Barker-inspired Midnight Meat Train and writing and directing that year’s feature Insanitarium (and who is also penning the remake of the 1990 film Jacob’s Ladder), “I’ve actually been talking to Ghost House for a couple of years about it.  This is something that’s been in the works »

- Sean Decker

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Warner Bros. Lands Hot Spec ‘A Garden at the End of the World’

8 April 2014 6:44 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In a pre-emptive deal worth big bucks, Warner Bros. has acquired Gary Graham's hot spec “A Garden at the End of the World,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. A representative Warner Bros. did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Also read: Lionsgate Buys New Sci-Fi Spec ‘Terrestrial’ With ‘Journey 2' Producer (Exclusive) Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment will produce with Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment and Jonathan Krauss. Ian Puente will executive produce. “Garden” is described as a gritty Western in the vein of John Wayne's “The Searchers,” but with a sci-fi twist. »

- Jeff Sneider and Lucas Shaw

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Bryan Cranston In "Godzilla"

6 April 2014 5:36 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage from director Gareth Edwards' 3D reboot of Toho's "Godzilla", with a special focus on actor Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"):

Cast also includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2"), Elizabeth Olsen ("Avengers: Age Of Ultron") and Juliette Binoche ("Cosmopolis").

Also starring are David Strathairn ("The Bourne Ultimatum"), Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine") and Ken Watanabe ("Inception").

"...an epic rebirth to Toho's iconic 'Godzilla'...

"...this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures...

"...who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence..."

"...Legendary, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots...

"...with a gritty, realistic actioner..."

The "Godzilla" screenplay is by David Callaham, David S. Goyer, and Max Borenstein for producers Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers

Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher serve as executive producers with Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. »

- Michael Stevens

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Sam Raimi to produce The Grudge reboot

21 March 2014 2:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sam Raimi is planning to reboot The Grudge.

The Evil Dead filmmaker's Ghost House Pictures is set to relaunch the horror franchise alongside Good Universe, reports Deadline.

The Grudge - an English language remake of 2002 Japanese movie Ju-On - was released in 2004, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a cursed careworker.

The movie was helmed by Ju-On director Takashi Shimizu, while Raimi worked as a producer on the original and its sequels in 2006 and 2009.

The upcoming reboot has Midnight Meat Train writer Jeff Buhler on board to pen the script, with Raimi returning to produce alongside Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise.

Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will act as executive producers, but there is currently no word on who will direct the revival.

Both The Grudge and The Grudge 2 shot straight to the top of the Us box office upon their releases in 2004 and 2006 respectively.

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Writer Hired for The Grudge Reboot

20 March 2014 4:41 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While the Ju-on series continues on in Japan, The Grudge stopped in 2009 after a third movie that failed to impress. Fans may be happy to learn that it’s not the last we’ve seen of this franchise, as Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe are planning a relaunch.

According to Deadline, Midnight Meat Train writer Jeff Buhler will write the script for the new movie, with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise producing. Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are also set as executive producers. There’s no word on Ju-on creator and The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu’s involvement, but this is a very early announcement, so we’ll keep Daily Dead readers posted on any future developments.

The post Writer Hired for The Grudge Reboot appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Jonathan James

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‘The Grudge’ Reboot in the Works from ‘Midnight Meat Train’ Writer

20 March 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Sam Raimi’s remake/reboot of his cult breakout horror movie Evil Dead was a modest success last year, and the filmmaker is also backing the upcoming Poltergeist remake through his Ghost House Productions banner. Next item on Raimi’s makeover agenda? The Grudge, the 2004 horror flick that is actually a Hollywood-ized remake of the 2002 Japanese creepfest Ju-on: The Grudge.

Deadline says that most of the producers on the original Grudge installment – that includes Ghp co-founder Robert G. Tapert and Roy Lee (who’s produced most of the J-horror remakes from the last decade) – will also be involved on the reboot, some under the Good Universe banner (the Oldboy American ...

Click to continue reading ‘The Grudge’ Reboot in the Works from ‘Midnight Meat Train’ Writer

The post ‘The Grudge’ Reboot in the Works from ‘Midnight Meat Train’ Writer appeared first on Screen Rant.

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- Sandy Schaefer

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The Grudge Coming Back to Theaters in a Franchise-Launching Reboot; Sam Raimi to Produce

20 March 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Gather round, children, and I'll tell you a tale, a tale of a time when the spirits of young Japanese girls haunted movie theaters around the world.  The fad likely started with 1998's Ringu, a horror movie that inspired Gore Verbinski's 2002 film, The Ring.  That same year, writer-director Takashi Shimizu took the genre further with Ju-On: The Grudge.  True to form, that film was also remade in America, with Takashi again at the helm and Sarah Michelle Gellar in a starring role.  I tell you this because even though The Grudge managed to churn out a few sequels, the property is now headed for a total reboot with plans to build a new franchise.  Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe will relaunch The Grudge with Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train) drafting the script.  The low-budget horror film was the first in »

- Dave Trumbore

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'The Grudge' Reboot Moves Forward with Producer Sam Raimi

20 March 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures and Nathan Kahane's Good Universe are rebooting the 2004 horror-thriller The Grudge, setting Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train, Insanitarium) to write the script.

Takashi Shimizu directed both the original Japanese thriller Ju-On and the English-language version The Grudge, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as an American nurse working in Tokyo, who is exposed to a dangerous supernatural curse that locks the victim into a powerful rage.

The Grudge earned an impressive $187 million worldwide from just a $10 million budget, which helped establish the viability of low-budget horror films, five years before the micro-budget Paranormal Activity franchise took off. Sarah Michelle Gellar returned for the 2006 sequel The Grudge 2, but she did not star in the straight-to-video follow-up The Grudge 3 in 2009. The Japanese Ju-On franchise has spawned six separate features, with the seventh movie, Ju-On: The Beginning of The End, slated for release in Japan later this year. »

- MovieWeb

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‘The Grudge’ Receiving Reboot From Sam Raimi

20 March 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Raimi is re-launching “The Grudge” via his Ghost House Pictures banner along with Good Universe.

Producers are Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane executive producing.

Jeff Buhler (“Midnight Meat Train”) has been hired to write the script.

The Grudge,” starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, was released in 2004 by Sony as a remake of the 2002 Japanese film “Ju-on: The Grudge.” Takashi Shimizu directed both movies.

Sony released “The Grudge 2″ in 2006 and “The Grudge 3″ in 2009. The original grossed $187 million worldwide while the next two films took in $78 million and $38 million.

The series focuses on the curse of a deceased family’s violent rage that destroys the lives of everyone who comes in contact with it.

Raimi’s best known for directing the “Spider-Man” trilogy.

Buhler is repped by Wme and the Gotham Group.

News was first reported by Deadline.com. »

- Dave McNary

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'The Grudge' horror franchise being rebooted

20 March 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Some people just can't let go of a grudge. Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe have announced plans to reboot "The Grudge" horror film franchise. The 2004 film starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and was directed by Takashi Shimazu, who also helmed the 2002 Japanese original "Ju-On: The Grudge." In the film, an American nurse living in Tokyo (Gellar) is haunted by a powerful curse fueled by the rage of the dying. The U.S. version cost just $10 million to produce and grossed some $187 million worldwide. It was followed by a less successful sequel in 2006.  Jeff Buhler ("Midnight Meat Train") is onboard to write the reboot, according to Deadline. Plot details have yet to be revealed.  Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise will produce, alongside exec producers Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane. »

- HitFix Staff

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Midnight Meat Train Writer Boards The Grudge Reboot

20 March 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

With a new Ju-On film in production in Japan, big strides are being taken on The Grudge reboot here in the U.S. You'll recall Shock first spoke of this project back in November 2011 when producer Roy Lee informed us they were looking to do a "new version" of the franchise. Deadline reports today that Jeff Buhler of Midnight Meat Train has been tapped to pen the new film for Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe.

The post Midnight Meat Train Writer Boards The Grudge Reboot appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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A New Reboot of The Grudge on Its Way

20 March 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the latest Japanese entry into The Grudge franchise, Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari (translated: Ju-On: The Beginning of the End), comes word of a new American reboot!

According to Deadline, The Grudge, the Takashi Shimizu-directed 2004 film that helped establish the viability of low-cost genre films, is getting a reboot. Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe will relaunch the franchise, and they’ve set Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler to draft the reboot.

The original starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, cost around $10 million, grossed $187 million worldwide, and hatched a sequel. It was based on the Japanese horror thriller Ju-on by Shimizu. The new one will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake, and Nathan Kahane exec producing. Gellar played a nurse in Tokyo who was afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable »

- Uncle Creepy

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Horror Hit ‘The Grudge’ Going Reboot Route

20 March 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: The Grudge, the Takashi Shimazu-directed 2004 film that helped establish the viability of low-cost genre films, is getting a reboot. Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe will relaunch the franchise, and they’ve set Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler to draft the reboot. The original starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, cost around $10 million, grossed $187 million worldwide and hatched a sequel. It was based on the Japanese horror thriller Ju-On by Shimizu. The new one will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane exec producing. Gellar played a nurse in Tokyo who was afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable rage and was pretty much fatal. Buhler, who is separately working on a new version of Jacob’s Ladder, is repped by Wme and The Gotham Group. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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New Images From "Godzilla"

19 March 2014 8:41 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images, plus footage released to date from director Gareth Edwards' 3D reboot of Toho's "Godzilla":

Cast includes Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2"), Elizabeth Olsen ("Avengers: Age Of Ultron") and Juliette Binoche ("Cosmopolis").

Also starring are David Strathairn ("The Bourne Ultimatum"), Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine") and Ken Watanabe ("Inception").

"...an epic rebirth to Toho's iconic 'Godzilla'...

"...this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures...

"...who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence..."

"...Legendary, and its partner Warner Bros. will return the character to its epic roots...

"...with a gritty, realistic actioner..."

The "Godzilla" screenplay is by David Callaham, David S. Goyer, and Max Borenstein for producers Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Brian Rogers

Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher serve as executive producers with Doug Davison, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. »

- Michael Stevens

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Chris McKay to direct The Lego Movie sequel

13 March 2014 12:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. wasted little time in giving the go ahead to a sequel to The Lego Movie, kicking off development before this year's animated smash hit even opened in cinemas, and now Deadline has revealed that Chris McKay will take over from Phil Lord and Chris Miller to direct the 2017 follow-up.

McKay is no stranger to the world of The Lego Movie, having served as co-animation director on the first movie. Lord and Miller will remain involved in a producing capacity with Dan Lin and Roy Lee, while Jared Stern (The Internship, Mr. Popper's Penguins) and Michelle Morgan (Middle of Nowhere, Girl Most Likely) will write the script.

The Lego Movie sequel is set for release on May 26th, 2017.

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- Gary Collinson

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Chris McKay to Direct ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel for Warner Bros.

12 March 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chris McKay is set to helm the sequel to the “Lego Movie” for Warner Bros..

The first movie bowed in February and has since grossed more than $360 million worldwide.

Producers Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee are steering the franchise, with Jill Wilfert from the Lego Company exec producing.

Plot details are being kept under wraps. Michelle Morgan & Jared Stern are writing a treatment for the next installment .

Courtenay Valenti is overseeing for the studio/Warner Animation group.

McKay, who is repped by UTA and Mosaic, was animation co-director on the first “Lego Movie” and has also worked on TV programs like Cartoon Network’s “Robot Chicken” and “Titan Maximum” for Adult Swim. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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- Justin Kroll

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