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Exclusive: Writer Jeff Buhler Talks Remakes of The Grudge, Jacob's Ladder, and More on Pet Sematary

12 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We caught up last week with writer Jeff Buhler, who provided us with updates on his scripted remakes of The Grudge, Jacob’s Ladder, and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Pet Sematary reboot for Paramount.

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, said of the script he penned of the remake of the 1990 film Jacob’s Ladder for Ld Entertainment with director James Foley attached to helm, “The script has been finished for some time.”

“Foley’s enthusiasm is very high, and he’s coming to this project with a lot of ideas,” he expounded.

“From what I understand, when he was up for this job, he basically told [executive producer] Mickey Lidell that if they hired a different director, he would murder them. That’s the level of enthusiasm we are talking about. »

- Sean Decker

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Two More 'Lego' Movies Coming in 2018 and 2019

7 August 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has set two more release dates after announcing eleven yesterday, staking a claim in Memorial Day weekend 2018 and 2019. Insider sources claim these are for two more movies in the lucrative Lego franchise.

The two as yet untitled animated films will hit on May 25, 2018 and May 24, 2019. And while its speculated that these are for Ninjago 2 and The Lego Movie 3, that could always change.

The Lego Movie grossed $468 million worldwide earlier in the year, with Warner Bros. having already set up The Lego Movie 2 for a May 26, 2017 release date. And a first Ninjago movie is ready to be released on September 23, 2016.

This year's The Lego Movie gave Warner Bros. its first substantial animated franchise, with the studio unable to get a foothold in the animation side of the business until now. It also helps that the movie only cost $60 million to make.

Producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee are »

- MovieWeb

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Poltergeist Remake Receives New Release Date

6 August 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“They’re here.” It’s unknown if this popular and creepy line from Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror film, Poltergeist, will make its way into Fox’s remake, but one thing is now certain: we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out. Originally slated for a February 13th, 2015 unveiling, Fox will now release their Poltergeist remake next summer.

Deadline reports that the Poltergeist remake is now scheduled for a July 24th, 2015 release, reportedly making it the first theatrical horror release of next summer (though this will likely change as future release dates of other films are revealed and/or changed). Filling the abandoned Valentine’s Day weekend slot is Matthew Vaughn’s comic-book based Kingsman: The Secret Service (previously slated for an October 24th, 2014 release), which will share the romantic weekend spotlight with Fifty Shades of Grey.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing the Poltergeist reimagining from a »

- Derek Anderson

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Carrie Brownstein to Pen 'Lost in Austen' Film Adaptation

6 August 2014 2:38 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Carrie Brownstein currently helps flesh out the modern hipsters and weirdos of the Pacific Northwest on the IFC comedy Portlandia. But her newest writing project looks to the past: As Variety reports, Brownstein has signed on to write a film adaptation of the U.K. series Lost in Austen, which finds a modern day Brooklynite transported to the world (19th century England) of Jane Austen's 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice.

 Lost in Austen will be Brownstein's first film writing credit; it was one of screenwriter Nora Ephron's unfinished projects »

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'Portlandia' Creator Carrie Brownstein to Complete Unfinished Nora Ephron Script

5 August 2014 6:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Columbia Pictures, Neal Street Productions and Good Universe announced today that multi-hyphenate Peabody winner and Emmy nominated writer Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia) has been tapped to complete work on Lost in Austen based on the original UK television series. Lost in Austen will be the first feature writing project for Brownstein and was one of Nora Ephron's unfinished works.

Brownsteinis the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of IFC's hit comedy Portlandia and is also a musician. She will next appear in Jill Soloway's Transparent for Amazon and Todd Haynes' Carol, which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

Here's what producer and Neal Street Productions partner Sam Mendes had to say about bringing Carrie Brownstein on board.

"Carrie is smart and funny and original, and the project is very lucky to have her."

In Lost in Austen, Amanda lives and works in present day Brooklyn, until she suddenly finds herself »

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Carrie Brownstein of ‘Portlandia’ to Pen ‘Lost in Austen’ Movie

5 August 2014 3:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Portlandia” star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein has come on board to write a “Lost in Austen” movie, based on the original U.K. series.

It’s the first feature writing project for Brownstein, and one of Nora Ephron’s unfinished works at the time of the screenwriter’s death in 2012.

Columbia Pictures, Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris of Neal Street Productions, and Nathan Kahane of Good Universe will produce. Damien Timmer and Michele Buck of Mammoth Screen and Nicolas Brown of Neal Street will executive produce alongside John Middleton, Roy Lee and Joe Drake.

Erin Westerman will oversee for Good Universe.

“Carrie is smart and funny and original, and the project is very lucky to have her,” said Sam Mendes, producer and partner of Neal Street.

In the series, a woman who lives and works in present day Brooklyn suddenly finds herself transported into the fictional world of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice. »

- Dave McNary

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Brownstein to finish Lost In Austen

4 August 2014 10:52 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Columbia Pictures, Neal Street Productions and Good Universe have hired Portlandia co-creator Carrie Brownstein to complete the Nora Ephron script.

The assignment marks the feature debut of the Emmy-nominated writer and the project is based on the original UK television series.

In Lost In Austen, a woman living and working in Brooklyn is transported into the fictional world of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice.

“Carrie is smart and funny and original and the project is very lucky to have her,” said Sam Mendes, producer and partner of Neal Street Productions.

Columbia Pictures, Mendes and Pippa Harris of Neal Street Productions will produce with Nathan Kahane of Good Universe.

Damien Timmer and Michele Buck of Mammoth Screen and Nicolas Brown of Neal Street are the executive producers alongside John Middleton, Roy Lee and Joe Drake. Erin Westerman will oversee the project for Good Universe.

Dan Freedman of Good Universe negotiated Brownstein’s deal on behalf of the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Carrie Brownstein to complete Lost In Austen

4 August 2014 10:52 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Columbia Pictures, Neal Street Productions and Good Universe have hired Portlandia co-creator Carrie Brownstein to complete the Nora Ephron script.

The assignment marks the feature debut of the Emmy-nominated writer and the project is based on the original UK television series.

In Lost In Austen, a woman living and working in Brooklyn is transported into the fictional world of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice.

“Carrie is smart and funny and original and the project is very lucky to have her,” said Sam Mendes, producer and partner of Neal Street Productions.

Columbia Pictures, Mendes and Pippa Harris of Neal Street Productions will produce with Nathan Kahane of Good Universe.

Damien Timmer and Michele Buck of Mammoth Screen and Nicolas Brown of Neal Street are the executive producers alongside John Middleton, Roy Lee and Joe Drake. Erin Westerman will oversee the project for Good Universe.

Dan Freedman of Good Universe negotiated Brownstein’s deal on behalf of the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Mister Rogers of 'Minecraft' is headed for Hollywood

30 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The newest voice in children’s entertainment is shrill, British, and very, very square. Thanks to the jaw-dropping success of the videogame Minecraft—a sort of online digital Lego universe in which kids (and more than a few grown-ups) build their own worlds, play in them, and invite their online friends to join them—a 23-year-old former bartender from the south coast of England has become millions of kids’ onscreen Bff.

Operating under the Minecraft alter ego of stampylonghead (a.k.a. Stampy Cat)—a boxy orange character with a la-di-da voice and a rat-a-tat laugh—Joseph Garrett has attracted »

- Nicole Sperling

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Michael Finch Recruited to Pen ‘Deus Ex’ Video Game Adaptation

22 July 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It looks like the next phase of human revolution is about to happen.

CBS Films hired “Predators” writer Michael Finch to pen the screenplay for the video game adaptation of “Deus Ex. He will replace Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, who previously worked on the script and Derrickson is now working on Marvel’s “Doctor Strange.”

The film is taking its inspiration from the Square Enix 2011 game “Deus Ex: Human Revolution.” It focuses on Adam Jensen, a security manager at Sarif Industries who was forced to undergo life-saving surgeries to replace his body with advanced prostheses after a terrorist attack.

Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing the project.

Finch worked the 2010’s screenplay of “Predators” that starred Adrien Brody, Topher Grace and Laurence Fishburne. He also contributed to the story for the upcoming films of “The November Man” and “Agent 47.”

It sounds like it’s going be one awesome shoot-them-up movie. »

- Gig Patta

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'Predators' Writer Boards Video Game Adaptation 'Deux Ex'

22 July 2014 6:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS Films has tapped Predators screenwriter Michael Finch to write the screenplay for its video game adaptation Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Back in November 2012, Scott Derrickson came aboard to direct and co-write the script with his Sinister writing partner C. Robert Cargill. Scott Derrickson is no longer attached to direct after signing on to make Marvel's Doctor Strange last month.

The project will be based on the Deus Ex: Human Revolution video game of the same name, which debuted in 2011, telling the origin story of Adam Jensen, a former Swat security specialist who undergoes mechanical augmentation to uncover a vast conspiracy. The Deus Ex franchise was launched in 2000.

Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing for CBS Films, with John Powers Middleton serving as executive producer.

Michael Finch's other writing credits also include upcoming projects such as American Assassin, The November Man, Hitman: Agent 47 and Masters of the Universe. »

- MovieWeb

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Deus Ex Adaptation Finds a Writer

22 July 2014 6:02 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of the best video games to come out over the last several years is without question Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and its much talked about feature film adaptation has scored itself a writer. Read on for the latest details and body modifications!

THR reports that CBS Films has tapped Predators writer Michael Finch to work on Deus Ex, its adaptation of the acclaimed video game. Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing.

The movie is taking its cues from origin-oriented Deus Ex: Human Revolution and focuses on Adam Jensen, an ex-swat security specialist who undergoes mechanical augmentation in order to unravel a global conspiracy.

Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill previously worked on the script. Derrickson was initially attached to direct but is now working on Doctor Strange for Marvel.

John Middleton is exec producing the film. Deus Ex, a Square Enix game that was introduced in 2000, spawned a sequel and a prequel, »

- Steve Barton

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"Predators" Scribe Hops Onto "Deus Ex" Film

22 July 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Predators" and upcoming "Hitman: Agent 47" writer Michael Finch has been hired to work on the script for the film adaptation of acclaimed video game series "Deus Ex" at CBS Films.

Set in the near future where human augmentation has triggered a technological renaissance, the story follows a security specialist named Adam Jensen who must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.

Though launched in 2000, the franchise found new life and fans with 2011's "Deus Ex: Human Revolution". That game was not only a big earner but nabbed over 100 industry awards. As a result it will serve as the primary template for the film which Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce.

Finch takes over from "Sinister" scribes Scott Derrickson and Robert Cargil. Scott Derrickson was originally attached to direct but his commitments to "Doctor Strange" now prevent that.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Deus Ex Movie Enlists Predators Writer Michael Finch

22 July 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Deus Ex movie, adapted from the video game franchise of the same name, now has a new screenwriter.  Heat Vision reports that CBS Films and producers Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh have enlisted Predators screenwriter Michael Finch to work on the screenplay for the pic, which draws mainly from the Deus Ex: Human Revolution game and revolves around an ex-swat security specialist who unravels a global conspiracy after undergoing mechanical augmentation.  Sinister scribes Scott Derrickson and Robert Cargil wrote the previous draft of the Deus Ex script when Derrickson was attached to direct, but he's a little busy at the moment as he's gearing up to helm Marvel's Doctor Strange.  It's unknown if he'll still be involved in the development of Deus Ex, but clearly CBS Films wants another pass on the script. In addition to Predators, Finch also penned the script for the upcoming video game adaptation Hitman »

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'Predators' Writer Boards 'Deus Ex' Movie (Exclusive)

22 July 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CBS Films has tapped Predators writer Michael Finch to work on Deus Ex, its adaptation of the acclaimed video game. Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing. Deus Ex, a Square Enix game that was introduced in 2000, spawned a sequel and a prequel, racking up awards and millions in sales. A new game titled Deus Ex: Universe is up next. Photos Comic-Con: Hollywood Stars Show Off Their Geeky Side The movie is taking its cues from origin-oriented Deus Ex: Human Revolution and focuses on Adam Jensen, an ex-swat security specialist who undergoes mechanical augmentation in order

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Deus Ex Adaptation Nabs Predators Writer Michael Finch

22 July 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Despite its console popularity, Square Enix’s hit title Deus Ex hasn’t exactly raced onto cinema screens since CBS Films grabbed the rights back in 2012, the second time someone has taken a stab at the idea. It’s been through a few drafts and at least one director in Scott Derrickson, but now Predators scribe Michael Finch has been hired to work on the script.The movie will apparently spring from the latest version of the game, Human Revolution, which took the story back to before the first title and introduced security chief Adam Jensen, the first person to receive nanotechnology treatment after an attack on his company leaves him badly injured.This isn’t the first time the game has pinged Hollywood’s radar – Sony’s Columbia arm announced in 2002 that Laura Ziskin would produce a version with Greg Pruss cranking out the script. Willem Dafoe was mentioned as a possible cast member, »

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William Brent Bell Takes Up Space with The Inhabitant

14 July 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside, Wer) has just signed on for more supernatural shenanigans according to Deadline. Per the site, the next project on Bell's plate will be The Inhabitant. Read on for the details.

The flick is said to be in the vein of The Conjuring. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Vertigo’s Roy Lee, Matt Berenson (A Place Beyond The Pines), Jim Wedaa, and Adam Stone are producing from a script by Stacey Menear.

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'The Devil Inside' Director Takes on 'The Inhabitant'

14 July 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Devil Inside director William Brent Bell has signed on to direct The Inhabitant for Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo.

No plot details have been released for the supernatural thriller, but the story is said to be in the same vein as last year's box office hit The Conjuring. Stacey Menear wrote the screenplay. The writer's script entitled Mixtape landed on The Blacklist back in 2009.

Tom Rosenberg (Gone) and Gary Lucchesi (I, Frankenstein) are producing for Lakeshore Entertainment, alongside Vertigo's Roy Lee (The Lego Movie), Matt Berenson (The Place Beyond the Pines), Jim Wedaa (Unstoppable) and Adam Stone. No production schedule was given.

William Brent Bell made his directorial debut in 2006 with Stay Alive. His 2012 follow-up, The Devil Inside, took in $107.1 million worldwide from just a $1 million production budget. He also directed the thriller Wer, which hasn't been released in the U.S. at this time. »

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‘Devil Inside’ Helmer William Brent Bell Set To Direct ‘The Inhabitant’

14 July 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: The Devil Inside‘s helmer William Brent Bell been hired to direct a supernatural thriller called The Inhabitant said to be in the vein of The Conjuring. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Vertigo’s Roy Lee, Matt Berenson (A Place Beyond The Pines), Jim Wedaa and Adam Stone are producing from a script by Stacey Menear. The Devil Inside was released last year and did incredible business. The movie was done on a shoestring budget ($1M+) and made over $101.7M worldwide for the filmmakers and distributor Paramount. Talk about a profitable film. Bell is repped by ICM Partners and Jackoway Tyerman […] »

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Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson to headline Forever, Interrupted

12 July 2014 1:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR reports that Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson will headline another book-to-screen adaptation, Forever, Interrupted. 

Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, the novel tells the story of Elsie Porter, an average twentysomething who falls head over heels in love with a man named Ben Ross. Within weeks the two have eloped, but their happy ending is cut short when Ben is killed instantly after his bike is hit by a truck nine days after the wedding. Elsie must then face Susan, the mother-in-law she’s never met and who doesn’t even know that Elsie exists.

Johnson will take on the role of Elsie, and the producers could not be more ecstatic about her casting. According to Amy Baer, who runs production house Gidden Media:

“Taylor’s book is exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest. Great romantic drama is so hard to execute, and Taylor nailed it. And Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie, »

- James Garcia

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