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Masi Oka (NBC's Heroes) will reprise his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as Hiro Nakamura for a guest-starring arc of episodes on NBC's new event series Heroes Reborn, which will premiere in fall 2015. Said Masi Oka:
Said creator/executive producer Tim Kring:
"We are thrilled to have Masi back in the 'Heroes' family. The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series' success, and a gigantic fan favorite. We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again."
After the success of last year’s The Lego Movie, it seems Warner Bros. is intent on getting as much mileage out of the franchise as possible, with THR reporting that Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) are set to write and direct a new spin-off movie entitled The Billion Brick Race.
The project is based on an original idea by Pearce, although plot details are being kept under wraps for the time being. The movie will be produced by The Lego Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, along with Dan Lin and Roy Lee.
- Gary Collinson
"The Lego Movie" brain trust of Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee are on board to produce the film which is based on an original idea by Pearce. However, plot details are being kept hidden.
This would mark Segel and Pearce’s first foray into feature directing.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
The Billion Brick Race is in the early stages of development and is based on an original idea that Pearce brought to the table.
And so the number of in-development Lego movies goes up by one. We already know about next year's Lego: Ninjago, and 2017's The Lego Batman Movie. The Lego Movie Sequel is set to follow in 2018, and there's likely another Ninjago film to slot in as well.
Now we learn that Jason Segel is to make his directorial debut with The Billion Brick Race. He's co-directing and co-writing with Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation writer Drew Pearce (Pearce also directed the Marvel one-shot, All Hail The King). Pearce is also tackling one of Sony's new Ghostbusters movies. The Lego Brick Movie will mark his feature directorial debut too.
Warner Bros. has added yet another movie to its expansive Lego franchise, with writers Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) signing on to write the script and co-direct a new project entitled The Billion Brick Race. This project will be the fourth to be spawned from last year's blockbuster The Lego Movie. Warner Bros. is currently working on Ninjago (September 23, 2016), The Lego Batman Movie (May 26, 2017) and The Lego Movie Sequel slated for release sometime in 2018.
No specific details were given, but the story is based on an original idea that Drew Pearce came up with, which "excited the studio," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Billion Brick Race will be both Jason Segel and Drew Pearce's directorial debuts, although no release date was given at this time. Since Warner Bros. currently has Lego movies planned until 2018, it's certainly possible they could be aiming for a 2019 release, »
We've known for some time that The Lego Movie would give way to a number of spin-offs, Ninjago and The Lego Batman Movie, and one sequel, The Lego Movie Sequel, over the next three years, but now another spin-off is coming our way in the form of The Billion Brick Race. No details of the movie are known at this stage (but I'm going out on a limb to say it will involve racing of some type), but we do know Jason Segel will be putting the skills that made The Muppets so enjoyable to work, co-writing the script with Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation scribe Drew Pearce. The pair will also be co-directing, with The Lego Movie's creative minds Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee on board as producers. No release date has been given yet, but having Segel on board has »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) have been tapped by Warner Bros. to write and direct a brand new Lego spinoff. Titled The Billion Brick Race, this is now the fourth movie on the studio’s slate linked to last year’s uber-successful The Lego Movie. Ninjago will arrive next year, The Lego Batman Movie is set for 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 will follow in 2019. No release date has been announced for the Segel-Pearce spinoff as yet, but it’s highly likely to land sometime after the first Lego sequel.
The Billion Brick Race will mark both Segel and Pearce’s first proper foray into feature directing. Easing them into the process are The Lego Movie creative hub Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who are all on board to produce. The film is based on an original idea by Pearce that “excited the studio. »
- Gem Seddon
After helping Disney bring The Muppets back to the big screen a few years ago, Jason Segel is going to help Warner Bros. keep building on their expanding roster of films inspired by The Lego Movie. There's already a full-fledged sequel on the way in 2018, not to mention spin-offs for Ninjago in 2016 and Lego Batman in 2017 and now THR reports the studio is developing a new spin-off called The Billion Brick Race. Segel will co-write the script with Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce, and the two will also make their debut as co-directors on the spin-off film that will be produced by the Lego Movie universe brain trust of Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee. So what's this new one going to be about? Read on! Unfortunately, the plot details haven't been revealed, but I wouldn't be surprised if this was a film akin to It's a Mad, »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Brothers has hired Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) to write and co-direct the latest The Lego Movie spinoff, The Billion Brick Race. This marks the feature directorial debut for both of the writers, though Pearce previously directed the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King. Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee, the key creative minds behind The Lego Movie, are onboard as producers. This is the third follow-up announced in the wake of Lego's enormous success - Charlie Bean will direct Ninjago in 2016, which will be followed by Chris McKay's The Lego Batman Movie in 2017 and Rob Schrab's The Lego Movie Sequel in 2018. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Billion Brick Race is still in the early stages of development, so no plot details are known at this point, and no release date is set. [caption id="attachment_342877" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Sony[/caption] Segel and Pearce »
- Haleigh Foutch
Not content with two spin-offs and one sequel to The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. is making plans for another related film to be built by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee’s Bricksburg Chamber of Commerce. The team has Jason Segel and Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce developing The Billion Brick Race.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the man who helped bring The Muppets back to the big screen and the screenwriter behind Iron Man’s most recent solo outing and at least one early draft of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation are planning to co-write and co-direct the eventual film, whatever it turns out to be. Pearce birthed the original idea and we’re guessing it has something to do with a lot of bricks and a race. We’re smart like that. As for when it’ll arrive, that’s also being kept quiet for now, as »
Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment have begun principal photography on the theatrical feature The Boy, a frightening new thrill ride from director William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) starring Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), it was jointly announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of Stx Entertainment's Motion Picture Group, and Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. Written by Stacey Menear, the film is being produced by Tom Rosenberg & Gary Lucchesi, Roy Lee, Matt Berenson, and Jim Wedaa. The film will be shooting in Victoria, British Columbia and the surrounding community.
Stx Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment are producing The Boy, and the companies recently announced plans to distribute the movie nationwide on January 22, 2016. The Boy is the fourth film Stx has put into production with its partners in recent weeks. In making the announcement, Adam Fogelson, Chairman of the Stx Entertainment Motion Picture Group had this to say. »
McKay is on board to direct Warner’s “Lego Batman” project, set to be released in May 2017, with Will Arnett again voicing the Caped Crusader. Roy Lee and Dan Lin are returning as producers along with “Lego” directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Lee and Lin also have first-look deals at Warner Bros.
Prior to coming on to the Lego franchise, McKay directed 39 episodes of Cartoon Network’s “Robot Chicken” TV series.
- Dave McNary
“Poltergeist” is directed by “Monster House” helmer Gil Kenan with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee producing. Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Rosemarie DeWitt star in the reboot in which a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter.
MGM released a trio of “Poltergeist” titles during the ’80s. The first film was produced by Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and starred Craig T. Nelson and Jobeth Williams as parents terrorized by ghosts who communicate with their youngest daughter through the TV set.
- Dave McNary
They're going to be here earlier than expected. The evil spirits in the Bowen home apparently cannot wait to be unleashed on a new generation of moviegoers, as 20th Century Fox has changed the release date of their Poltergeist remake from July 24th to May 22nd.
"Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever."
The new release date is according to Box Office Mojo. Directed by Gil Kenan off a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, and produced by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Roy Lee, the Poltergeist remake stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kennedi Clements, and Kyle Catlett. »
- Derek Anderson
The Pendleton Ward-created cartoon, which is currently airing its sixth season and has been renewed for a seventh, centers on the adventures of a human boy named Finn and his best friend dog Jake, who fight to protect their beloved Land of Ooo from the villainous Ice King, who is usually searching for his coveted Princess Bubblegum.
Chris McKay, who exec-produced The Lego Movie and has been tapped to direct The Lego Batman Movie, and Roy Lee, who produced The Lego Movie and is producing McKay’s Batman feature, are teaming to produce the adaptation. Cartoon Network Studios will be involved, as will Ward, who is expected to write and produce the feature.
- Isaac Feldberg
Deadline has learned Warner Bros. is developing a feature length film based on the Cartoon Network animated series Adventure Time. Cartoon Network Studios is involved with the project, as well as creator Pendleton Ward (who will be writing and producing), with The Lego Movie's Chris McKay and Roy Lee also producing the planned film. Adventure Time officially premiered on Cartoon Network in 2010, and it follows a young boy named Finn and his canine best friend Jake, who has magical »
- Jesse Giroux
The hugely popular Adventure Time is to get a deserved movie outing, it's been revealed.
The Cartoon Network show will become an animated feature for Warner Bros, and it'll continue the story of 12-year old Finn and his dog, Jake. They do battle in the Land Of Ooo to keep it safe from the Ice King. But don't rely on a few words on a website that make the whole thing sound like a homogenous kids' cartoon: do check out Adventure Time for yourself. It's really something special.
The film is to be produced by Chris McKay and Roy Lee. McKay is the man directing The Lego Batman Movie, and Lee is producing that one as well. Both were involved with the first The Lego Movie too. Adventure Time »
The wild and wacky journeys of Finn and Jake are heading to the big screen. Deadline has word that Cartoon Network's hit animated series Adventure Time is being developed by the channel's sister company Warner Bros. Pictures for a feature film adaptation. The Lego Movie co-director and producer Chris McKay and Roy Lee are producing the film, so it's bound to be great. For those who don't know, the series follows a 12-year old boy named Finn and his talking dog best friend Jake who go on endless quests to protect their beloved Land of Ooo, usually from the Ice King who is searching for his Princess Bubblegum. It's just as cooky as it sounds, and the series has fans young and old, not unlike cartoons such as "SpongeBob SquarePants" or "Ren & Stimpy" from the 90s. It sounds like the film is early in development, and we may not see it for awhile. »
- Ethan Anderton
The Land of Ooo is headed to the big screen. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is developing the beloved Cartoon Network show Adventure Time into a film. The movie will be produced by Roy Lee, one of the executive producers of The Lego Movie, and Chris McKay, the man behind Robot Chicken. The show, currently in its sixth season, loosely follows a 12-year-old boy named Finn and his dog, Jake. Other details haven't been announced yet, but hopefully we will see a bevy of princesses, all of whom the Ice King will be obsessed with. »
- E. Alex Jung
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