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Warners To Go "To the White Sea"

24 August 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. has picked up the film rights to the long in the works film adaptation of "Deliverance" author James Dickey's World War II survival tale "To the White Sea".

Dealing with survival and masculinity, the story follows a WW2 air gunner shot down over Tokyo while on a bombing raid.

He embarks on an intense and violent journey, physically and mentally, across hostile territory to return home alive by trekking to Alaska.

Roy Lee and his Vertigo Entertainment banner will produce the project which was last setup at Fox five years ago. Most famously the Coen brothers and Brad Pitt were planning to star in a version which hung around for years.

This one won't use that script though, and will start afresh.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Warner Bros., Roy Lee to Adapt World War II Tale 'To the White Sea' (Exclusive)

24 August 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

To the White Sea, the searing World War II survival tale by James Dickey, also the author of Deliverance, is getting another shot at the big screen. Warner Bros. has picked up the movie rights for an adaptation to be produced by Roy Lee and his Vertigo Entertainment banner. The move re-energizes a project that has been dormant since at least 2010 when Fox last had the movie rights. The gutsy story tells of an air gunner during World War II who is shot down over Tokyo while on a bombing raid. The man embarks on an intense and violent

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Starry Eyes Filmmakers to Open the Exorcism Diaries

17 August 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Starry Eyes filmmakers to open the Exorcism Diaries The Hollywood Reporter brings word that filmmakers Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, who wrote and directed the 2014 horror Starry Eyes, will take on Exorcism Diaries for Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment. Previously drafted by Oculus duo Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard, the film will be produced by Roy Lee (The Woman in Black, Rings),…

The post Starry Eyes Filmmakers to Open the Exorcism Diaries appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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"Starry Eyes" Helmers Conduct An "Exorcism"

17 August 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Starry Eyes" directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch have signed on to rewrite and direct "Exorcism Diaries" for Summit Entertainment.

Based on the true story that inspired the classic "The Exorcist," Diaries follows a young woman out of rehab who discovers her family's horrifying connection to the most famous exorcism of all time.

It also may be the cause behind her brother's increasingly violent behavior. Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard ("Oculus") wrote the script, while Roy Lee, Doug Davison, and Sonny Mallhi are producing.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Lego Batman Movie Casts 'The Joker' And It's Definitely Not Who You're Expecting

12 August 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Zach Galifianakis is in final talks to bring a brick version of the Clown Prince of Crime to life in Warner Bros.' Lego Batman movie. With Will Arnett reprising the role of the Caped Crusader from The Lego Movie, it's clear that they're going for comedic actors when it comes to building this world as Michael Cera was recently chosen by WB to play Robin. Galifianakis is an interesting choice for The Joker though, but as he's no stranger to playing somewhat unhinged characters, he should fit right in here. The movie is being produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, while Chris McKay is directing from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith. Are you looking forward to the Lego Batman movie? Let us know below »

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The Lego Batman Movie May Have Found Its Joker In Zach Galifianakis

12 August 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Hangover and Birdman star Zach Galifianakis is in final talks to voice The Joker in Warner Bros.’ upcoming spinoff, The Lego Batman Movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Should the deal proceed as planned, the part would have him star opposite Will Arnett and Michael Cera for the animated feature, who are on board as crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin, respectively. Buoyed by the success of last year’s surprise hit, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will all return to oversee the anticipated spinoff, which will help flesh out The Caped Crusader’s role in WB’s burgeoning, blocky universe.

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In terms of script, Seth Grahame-Smith returns from The Lego Movie to help shepherd the spinoff to the finish line, while animation supervisor Chris McKay will be back behind the scenes.

Having lent his vocal chords to Bob’s Burgers and DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots, »

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‘Lego Batman’ Casts Zach Galifianakis as the Joker

12 August 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Zach Galifianakis is in talks to voice Batman’s enemy the Joker in Warner Bros.’ “Lego Batman.”

Galifianakis joins Will Arnett, who’s returning as the gruff voice of Batman from “The Lego Movie” and Michael Cera, who was recently cast as Robin.

“Lego Batman” will open on Feb. 10, 2017 — three years after the original. Chris McKay, the animation supervisor on “The Lego Movie,” is directing from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are producing.

Galifianakis starred in the “Hangover” trilogy, “The Campaign,” “Birdman” and the upcoming “Masterminds,” which has been delayed due to Relativity’s bankruptcy filing. He also did voice work on “Puss in Boots.”

He’s repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and Morris Yorn.

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Dungeons & Dragons Movie Officially Announced

4 August 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

After years of sessions, waiting for a Dungeons & Dragons movie. Warner Bros. has finally rolled their D20 and we now have a Dungeons & Dragons movie announced!

It's been a long time coming for D&D fans.  After decades of sessions with each player secretly thinking in the corner of their minds, "Man this would be a really cool movie", we finally have a D&D movie in the works!

Warner Bros. Pictures in conjunction with Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and SweetPea Entertainment have announced that a new D&D movie will be produced.  Along with several people from Hasbro, Warner Bros, and Sweet Pea, Roy Lee (How to Train Your Dragon and The Lego Movie) has been tabbed as a Producer of this new film series. 

Furthermore, they already have a script, as well, by The Conjuring 2 and Wrath of the Titans writer David Leslie Johnson.

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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New Dungeons & Dragons film happening, after legal dispute

3 August 2015 10:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Hasbro and Warner Bros have now stopped fighting, and thus a new Dungeons & Dragons movie has been announced.

Plans have been afoot for a good year or two now to bring another take on Dungeons & Dragons to the big screen. Given that Game Of Thrones is about the biggest program on television right now, and that features both dungeons and dragons, let's not class this as a surprise.

However, notwithstanding the fact that the original Dungeons & Dragons movie wasn't very good (nor its follow-ups, in truth), a legal dispute between Warner Bros and Hasbro has been holding up progress on a fresh screen adventure for the hugely popular role playing series.

Hasbro and Warner Bros have now, it's been revealed, ended their legal battle, and are moving forward together on a new Dungeons & Dragons film. Brian Goldner, Stephen Davis, Courtney Solomon, Allan Zeman and Roy Lee are all already attached as producers to the movie. »

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Dungeons & Dragons Moving Forward With A New Movie, Get The Details

3 August 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It was about 15 years ago that Hollywood first tried to turn the famed role playing game Dungeons and Dragons into a movie. That attempt wound up being a total failure, but evidently that's not stopping the industry from once again going down that path. A story from The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Warner Bros., Hasbro and Sweetpea Entertainment have negotiated a deal that will soon see the development of a brand new Dungeons and Dragons movie that will be produced by The Lego Movie's Roy Lee. While it seems that the project is still very much in the early days. a script is already being written by screenwriters David Leslie Johnson (Red Riding Hood, Wrath of the Titans), and there is a plan in place to set the movie in the game's campaign setting known as Forgotten Realms. This isn't the first time in the last few years that »

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'Dungeons and Dragons' Movie Finally Moves Forward

3 August 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a very long and tiresome legal battle, Dungeons & Dragons is finally moving forward! Warner Bros. Pictures, Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment are teaming on a feature film franchise based on Dungeons & Dragons, the world's most popular role playing game. Hasbro's Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment, and Roy Lee are attached as producers. Highlighting the priority being given to the project, Warner Bros. Pictures already has a script, written by David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2, Wrath of the Titans). Said Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

"We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen. This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers »

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Warner Bros. are making a Dungeons & Dragons movie

3 August 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Following a near year-long lawsuit over ownership of rights, Warner Bros. have announced that they are bringing a new version of the Dungeons & Dragons gaming property to the big-screen.

“We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen,” said WB Pictures’ Creative Development and Worldwide Production boss Greg Silverman.

“This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property.”

The property was previously made into a film back in 2000, a movie that starred Justin Whalin, Jeremy Irons and Zoe McLellan. It didn’t do very well critically or commercially, but the game is still incredibly popular.

Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, »

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Dungeons & Dragons Film Franchise Coming To The Big Screen

3 August 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nerds, geeks, gamers – this your day to rejoice. D&D is coming to the big screen!

Warner Bros. Pictures, Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment are moving forward on a feature film franchise based on Dungeons & Dragons, the world’s most popular role playing game.

Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment, and Roy Lee (“The Lego Movie,” “How to Train Your Dragon”) are attached as producers.

Highlighting the priority being given to the project, Warner Bros. Pictures already has a script, written by David Leslie Johnson (“The Conjuring 2,” “Wrath of the Titans”).

“We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen,” said Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. “This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. »

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Movie in Works at Warner Bros. as Lawsuit Ends

3 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A movie based on the widely popular game “Dungeons & Dragons” is in the works at Warner Bros., the studio announced Monday, 10 months after the trial ended over who owned the rights to the fantasy game.

After months of negotiation, Warner Bros., Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment revealed that they had come to an undisclosed arrangement, ending the two-year old lawsuit, and are moving forward with the feature film franchise.

David Leslie Johnson (“The Conjuring 2”) has already written the screenplay set in the “D&D” fantasy world of Forgotten Realms. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Sweetpea Entertainment’s Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman, and Roy Lee (“The Lego Movie”) are producing the high-priority project.

“This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings,” said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros. president of creative development and worldwide production. »

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Warners Plans "Dungeons & Dragons" Film

3 August 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Almost a year after final arguments in a protracted lawsuit over the rights to the franchise, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that everything is resolved and they are proceeding with the making of a new "Dungeons and Dragons" movie.

In a statement, WB Pictures Creative Development and Worldwide Production boss Greg Silverman says: "We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen. This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property."

Though no director is yet attached, David Leslie Johnson ("The Conjuring 2," "Wrath of the Titans") has written a script while Roy Lee, Brian Goldner, Stephen Davis, Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman will produce.

Source: Deadline »

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'Dungeons & Dragons' Legal Settlement Paves Way for New Movie

3 August 2015 7:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Nearly a year after a six-day trial was held on the past and future of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, Warner Bros., Hasbro and Sweetpea Entertainment have worked out a deal that will usher in a new film and avoid a judge's intervention. The upcoming Warner Bros motion picture will be based on a script by David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans) and produced by Roy Lee (The Lego Movie, How To Train Your Dragon) with the involvement of Hasbro chief executive Brian Goldner and chief content officer Stephen Davis. It will take place in the popular D&D

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Poltergeist Remake Director Gil Kenan to Helm Five Nights At Freddy’S

29 July 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Monster House and Poltergeist remake director Gil Kenan will instill life in the animatronic animals of Five Nights at Freddy's, the upcoming Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of the popular horror video game of the same name.

Collider relays the news of Kenan taking on the director's chair for the Five Nights at Freddy's film adaptation. In addition to directing, Kenan will also write the screenplay with Tyler Burton Smith.

Producing the project are Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and KatzSmith Productions' Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and David Katzenberg.

Five Nights at Freddy's was created by Scott Cawthon and debuted last August. Since then, the game's infectious fear has spread amongst gamers and three sequels have been released. If you'd like to know more about Five Nights at Freddy's, we have the original game's official synopsis and teaser trailer:

"Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, »

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Monster House & Poltergeist director to helm Five Nights at Freddy's movie

29 July 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Back in April, we brought you word that a movie based on the survival horror video game Five Nights at Freddy's was in the works at Warner Bros. from producers Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, and now Deadline is reporting that a filmmaker has been found to helm the project. Gil Kenan (Monster House, City Of Ember, Poltergeist remake) is set to direct, and will also co-pen the film's script... Read More »

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Five Nights At Freddy's movie lands Poltergeist director

28 July 2015 10:03 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gil Kenan is to direct the Five Nights At Freddy's movie, following his work on Monster House and Poltergeist...

It's been a few months now since Warner Bros picked up the movie rights to bring the videogame series Five Nights At Freddy's to the big screen. And it doesn't sound like the studio is messing about: it's found the director for the project.

Gil Kenan, who helmed this year's Poltergeist remake, as well as the excellent animated movie Monster House, is signing on the dotted line to direct the film. Furthermore, he'll pen the screenplay for Five Nights At Freddy's alongside Tyler Burton Smith.

The idea behind the game, if you've not had the pleasure, is to work as a security guard at a pizza restaurant. Er, a pizza restaurant where animatronic delights wander through the corridors, looking for victims. It's a simple concept, and one that's generated three games to date. »

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'Five Nights at Freddy's' Movie Lands 'Poltergeist ' Director

28 July 2015 8:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has closed a deal with director Gil Kenan to take the helm of their video game adaptation Five Nights at Freddy's. We first reported on the project back in April, when Warner Bros. secured the rights to the popular video game series, created by Scott Cawthon, which launched just last year. The story takes place at a children's pizza restaurant, but it's much more dark and sinister than the setting may lead you to believe.

Five Nights at Freddy's centers on a group of people trapped inside a popular pizza restaurant named Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, which is similar to the Chuck-e-Cheese restaurant chain. They begin to relaize that, at night, an animatronic animal, part of the house band, comes to life and starts killing people left and right. Users play as the people who are locked inside, as they try to find a way to survive and make it out of Freddy's alive. »

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