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Natt Wolff may have lost out on the role of Peter Parker to Tom Holland, but he's being lined up to star as Light Yagami (expect a name change there) in Warner Bros.' live-action take on popular Manga/Anime, Death Note. This adaptation does seem to be sticking fairly close to the source material with its basic premise, however, as Variety report that Wolff will play "a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name. A cat-and-mouse game ensues when he’s tracked by a reclusive police officer." Death Note will be directed by Adam Wingard from a script by Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four), with Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka on board as producers. The movie is set to commence production next Spring. »
Wolff plays a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name. A cat-and-mouse game ensues when he’s tracked by a reclusive police officer.
Production is set to begin next spring. »
- Justin Kroll
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
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
- Borys Kit
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),…
- Spencer Perry
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.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
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 »
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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Having lent his vocal chords to Bob’s Burgers and DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots, »
- Michael Briers
“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.
- Dave McNary
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.
Since 1974, fans have been pouring »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
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. »
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 »
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 »
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.
- Paul Heath
Nerds, geeks, gamers – this your day to rejoice. D&D is coming to the big screen!
“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. »
- Michelle McCue
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. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
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 »
- Garth Franklin
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
- Eriq Gardner
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.
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, »
- Derek Anderson
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 »
- Jesse Giroux
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