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Charlie's Angels Reboot Lands A Pulitzer Prize Winner Writer

2 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn is talks with Sony Pictures to write the screenplay for the movie reboot of Charlie's Angels. Auburn is writing a new script for Charlie's Angels, after Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote an earlier draft for the film.

In September it was announced that Elizabeth Banks will direct the project and will produce with her husband Max Handelman

The original 1970s television series followed three female detectives (Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith) working for a mysterious man named Charlie (whose voice was only heard). Back in 2000 Sony produced the first film version which starred Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, which grossed $264 million worldwide. The 2003 sequel “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” reeled in $259 million. McG helmed both films.

What do you think? Do we really need another Charlie's Angels reboot.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter »

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David Auburn To Pen "Charlie's Angels" Reboot

4 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Auburn ("Proof") is in talks to write the screenplay for the reboot of the "Charlie's Angels" franchise at Sony Pictures.

A hit TV series in the 1970s, the premise followed three female detectives (Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith) who worked for a mysterious benefactor named Charlie (only heard as a voice) and his representative Bosley.

In 2000 the property was revived on the big screen with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu starring as the girls whilst the likes of Bill Murray and Bernie Mac played Bosley.

McG helmed both films in the series and though the first went well, the second was a dud and so no further entries were produced. The franchise was again revived in 2011 as a TV series, but it lasted only four episodes.

Elizabeth Banks came on board to direct the project in September last year and will »

- Garth Franklin

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He-Man to make a comeback with new animated episode

18 July 2016 11:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jul 19, 2016

A brand new episode of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe will debut at San Diego Comic-Con...

By the power of Greyskull, Entertainment Weekly has broken some very exciting news for fans of geeky telly from the 1980s. He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe is getting something of a revival, as brand new episode of the iconic 80s animated show is set to debut at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

The fine folks at Super7 produced the episode, which is going by the title The Curse Of The Three Terrors. Here's a brief trailer, just to prove that we're not making this up...

If you're lucky enough to be attending Sdcc this year, you can catch the full episode on Wednesday. It remains to be seen whether this comeback will lead to a full new series of the show. We'd wager it depends on how »

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‘The Duff’ Actor Robbie Amell to Co-Star with Adam Devine in ‘When We First Met’ (Exclusive)

18 July 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robbie Amell is set to co-star opposite Adam Devine and Alexandra Daddario in the comedy “When We First Met.”

Amell will reteam with “The D.U.F.F.” helmer Ari Sandel who is directing the project. Devine is also co-writing the pic with John Whittington.

Footprint Features, Mxn and Wonderland Sound and Vision will produce the pic.

Devine stars as Noah, who spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams (Daddario) but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong — until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and alter that night, and his fate, over and over again.

Production is currently under way in New Orleans.

After breaking out as the character Deathstorm in CW’s “The Flash,” Amell’s film career has begun to pick up with lead roles in New Line’s “Max” and “The D. »

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Bella Thorne Starring in Movie Adaptation of YA Novel ‘Break My Heart 1,000 Times’

7 July 2016 11:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bella Thorne will star in the supernatural romantic thriller “Break My Heart 1,000 Times,” based on Daniel Waters’ young adult novel.

Scott Speer is directing from a script by Jason Fuchs.

The story centers on a cataclysmic event that tears the barrier between this world and the next, leaving “Remnants,” or ghost-like essences of the deceased, part of everyday life. After years of quiet coexistence with the living, a Remnant sends a threatening message to a young girl, propelling her on a mission that will forever change the course of her life.

Thorne recently finished filming Speer’s “Midnight Sun” opposite Patrick Schwarzenegger; Tyler Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween”; and “The Babysitter,” directed by McG; along with the premiere episode for the Freeform series “Famous in Love.”

Speer’s credits include “Step Up Revolution” as well as episodes of MTV’s “Finding Carter.”

Fuchs wrote Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s upcoming “Wonder Woman, »

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Heads to ITV

4 July 2016 3:56 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Fox’s upcoming U.S. series “Lethal Weapon” is set to air in the U.K. on commercial channel ITV.

The show, which was acquired by the Brit channel from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, is based on Warner Bros.’ 1987 Mel Gibson and Danny Glover actioner and tells the story of the classic cop duo Martin Riggs, played by Clayne Crawford, and Roger Murtaugh, played by Damon Wayans, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles.

The deal marks a return to acquisitions for ITV and was negotiated by ITV head of acquired series Sasha Breslau and controller of acquisitions, rights and regulatory, Jonathan Vandermeer.

“‘Lethal Weapon’ was a standout drama from this year’s screenings, superbly rebooting a beloved franchise with the perfect mix of action, heart, humour and terrific chemistry between Wayans and Crawford as the iconic cop duo,” said Breslau in a statement. “I’m thrilled and excited to see the »

- Diana Lodderhose

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'Masters of the Universe' casting update: Umm, okay

27 June 2016 6:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I recently re-watched the original Masters of the Universe on a big-screen, and let me just say, there’s a reason that movie wasn’t a hit. The narrative is clunky, Dolph Lundgren’s acting as He-Man is abysmal and the production’s budgetary limitations are painfully apparent in every frame. While there are things to love about it -- not least Frank Langella’s scenery-chewing performance as Skeletor -- it sadly hasn’t gotten any better with time. You may have heard that a new adaptation of the 1980s animated series is in the works and has been for nearly a decade, but the project was injected with new life back in January when it was revealed that Charlie’s Angels and Terminator: Salvation helmer McG had signed on to direct. Look, I get it! McG is no Christopher Nolan. But he’s made some fun films in the »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Kellan Lutz has met with McG about a role in Masters of the Universe

27 June 2016 6:33 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

At the start of the year, we brought you word that director McG (Terminator Salvation, 3 Days To Kill) was in talks to direct Sony's Masters Of The Universe reboot, and it sounds like he has landed the gig, based on a recent tweet by The Legend Of Hercules and The Expendables 3 actor Kellan Lutz. Late last week, Lutz took to his Twitter account to reveal that he has met with the filmmaker and producer Mary... Read More »

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John Boyega Teases New Movie with Attack the Block Director

26 June 2016 4:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When John Boyega was first cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in April 2014, he only had a handful of credits to his name, but he was best known for his feature film debut role in Attack the Block, a 2011 indie sci-fi thiller that was beloved by critics, but didn't make a huge dent at the box office ($1 million domestic, $5.8 million worldwide). The actor is now currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII and he also recently signed on to star in a new untitled project from Kathryn Bigelow, but it seems the young actor is looking to team up with his Attack the Block director Joe Cornish.

Over the weekend, John Boyega revealed on Twitter that he ran into Joe Cornish and that they have already started "brainstorming" for "something new." Naturally, the actor wouldn't divulge any more details about this project, and we don't know for sure if »

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It Sounds Like Kellan Lutz Is Up For A Role In McG's Masters Of The Universe Movie

25 June 2016 8:55 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

A new Masters of the Universe movie has been in the works for years now, but it's finally beginning to gain some traction with McG likely to take the helm for Sony Pictures. In fact, it appears as if the filmmaker has already started meeting with actors, as Twilight star Kellan Lutz has revealed today that he may be in early discussions for it. However, he doesn't specify who exactly he's being eyed for.  Hey @HeManTheMovie and all Motu fans, Had an amazing meeting with @McGsWonderland and @ItsMaryViola talking Motu! Its In Great Hands! »

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Kellan Lutz Wanted as He-Man in Masters of the Universe?

25 June 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we've long heard that Producer McG and his Wonderland Productions are working with Mattel to reboot Masters of the Universe, they haven't really seemed in too much of a hurry to make that happen. Aside from a few little teases over the course of 2015, the movie remained fairly radio silent. That changes today with the news that Kellan Lutz has taken a meeting, presumable to play the lead character of He-Man. Nothing has been confirmed, but we do get some nice fan art out of it. Here's what he had to say in a Tweet.

"Hey @HeManTheMovie and all Motu fans, Had an amazing meeting with @McGsWonderland and @ItsMaryViola talking Motu! It's in great hands."

Masters of the Universe hasn't been seen on the big screen since 1987, and Kellan Lutz certainly sounds like a worthy replacement for Dolph Lundgren. The pair even shared the screen in the 2014 sequel The Expendables 3. »

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Kellan Lutz In Talks For Masters Of The Universe

25 June 2016 12:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems to be a day of good news for long-gestating adaptations in Hollywood. Earlier this morning we reported that Justin Lin was being eyed by Warner Bros. to take the helm of Akira, and now it appears as if Sony is looking to get one of their projects out of development hell as well, with news that Kellan Lutz is in talks with the studio to take the lead role in Masters of the Universe.

The news comes via the actor’s Twitter account, where he revealed that he’s had a meeting with director McG and Mary Viola, the president of McG’s production company.

Hey @HeManTheMovie and all Motu fans,

Had an amazing meeting with @McGsWonderland and @ItsMaryViola talking Motu!

Its In Great Hands! ⚔

Kellan Lutz (@kellanlutz) June 24, 2016

Now, the Tweet doesn’t indicate if the meeting was for the lead role, that of He-Man, but it »

- Josh Wilding

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Kellan Lutz Is in the Running for ‘Masters of the Universe’

25 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A new big screen version of Masters of the Universe has been in the works for years with various writers penning new drafts, but no version getting anywhere near getting in front of the camera. The latest attempt is in the hands of Sony Pictures with Charlie’s Angels director McG in talks to bring He-Man […]

The post Kellan Lutz Is in the Running for ‘Masters of the Universe’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Kellan Lutz has met with McG about the Masters of the Universe movie

25 June 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been stuck in development hell for a few years now, but back in January it was announced that Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation helmer McG had signed on to direct Sony’s Masters of the Universe movie, and now it looks like we may be close to some casting.

Posting on Twitter, Twilight and The Legend of Hercules star Kellan Lutz has revealed that he’s met with McG about the movie, and you’d have to assume it was for the role of He-Man.

Hey @HeManTheMovie and all Motu fans,

Had an amazing meeting with @McGsWonderland and @ItsMaryViola talking Motu!

Its In Great Hands! ⚔

Kellan Lutz (@kellanlutz) June 24, 2016

In a reply to the tweet, some fan art was also posted showing Lutz as He-Man:

@kellanlutz @HeManTheMovie @McGsWonderland @ItsMaryViola okay people

Announce it already!!!!!!!!!

— lisa davis (@nan5zac) June 24, 2016

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- Gary Collinson

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Kellan Lutz Up For "He-Man" Reboot?

25 June 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though talk of the "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" cinematic reboot has been going around for some time, there hasn't been much movement on the project in recent years beyond the attachment of McG ("Charlie's Angels," "Terminator Salvation") as director.

Now it seems one actor has used social media to indicate he's at least met over the film and could be in the running - "Twilight" series actor Kellan Lutz. Lutz just tweeted:

"Hey @HeManTheMovie and all Motu fans, Had an amazing meeting with @McGsWonderland and @ItsMaryViola talking Motu. Its In Great Hands!"

For those wondering Mary Viola is the president of McG's production company Wonderland Sound & Vision. A meeting is a long way from even negotiations though, and how many actors McG has met for the film is unclear.

So far there's been few rumors regarding who'll play the protector of Castle Grayskull or when the »

- Garth Franklin

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Fall TV First Impression: Lethal Weapon

21 June 2016 7:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including Michael Weatherly’s NCIS follow-up, Kiefer Sutherland’s term as Potus and the story of Mlb’s first female player. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

Related Get First Impressions of NBC’s This Is Us, ABC’s Designated Survivor, NBC’s Timeless, CBS’ Bull and ABC’s Notorious

The Show | Fox’s Lethal Weapon (Wednesdays at 8/7c, premiere date Tba)

The Competition | CBS’ Survivor, NBC’s Blindspot, The CW’s Arrow and ABC’s »

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Aaron Starmer’s Thriller ‘Spontaneous’ in the Works as Movie

1 June 2016 3:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Awesomeness Films has acquired movie rights to the young adult fantasy novel “Spontaneous,” set against the backdrop of high school students bursting into flames.

The novel is written by Aaron Starmer, author of “The Riverman Trilogy.” Brian Duffield and Nicki Cortese will produce for Awesomeness Films under their company Jurassic Party’s first look deal, and Duffield will also adapt the novel.

Brian Robbins and Matt Kaplan will produce for Awesomeness.

“Spontaneous,” published by Dutton and scheduled to hit shelves Aug. 30, follows a student during her senior year at a high school in suburban New Jersey, where everything is going as normally as could be expected, until the day a fellow senior explodes during third period pre-calculus. Soon other classmates meet similar fates, forcing the student and her friends to figure out a way to survive normal high school problems with the added stress of potentially combusting at any moment. »

- Dave McNary

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First Trailer For Lethal Weapon TV Series Introduces The New Riggs And Murtaugh

18 May 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following in the footsteps of Mel Gibson and Danny too-old-for-this-shit Glover, Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans, Sr. pick up arms as Riggs and Murtaugh in the first trailer for Fox’s upcoming Lethal Weapon TV series.

Featuring a pilot directed by McG (Terminator Salvation), today’s snippet introduces the fast-talking, wonderfully snarky odd couple that we know and love – only with half the charm. Sporting the cool swagger of ex-Navy Seal-turned-detective Martin Riggs, Crawford hits many of the character beats made famous by Mel Gibson throughout the Lethal Weapon series, but at least based on today’s admittedly brief trailer, the on-screen chemistry with Wayans’ by-the-book Murtaugh feels forced and cartoonish, even for a Lethal Weapon storyline.

Speaking of which, after buddying up – much to the dismay of Murtaugh – the mismatched duo find themselves caught up in “a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and into a »

- Michael Briers

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Lethal Weapon: Preview Released for New Fox Series

17 May 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_49241" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lethal Weapon TV show on Fox: L-r: Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford star in Lethal Weapon coming in fall 2016, to Fox. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Richard Foreman/Fox.[/caption]

Watch a preview for the Lethal Weapon TV show premiering at 8:00pm Et/Pt, Wednesdays this fall, on Fox. Starring Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans, Sr., the Lethal Weapon TV series is based on the movie franchise of the same name.

This action-adventure cop buddy show follows the iconic Riggs (Crawford) and Murtaugh (Wayans), as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day L.A. Lethal Weapon is executive produced by writer Matt Miller, director McG, Dan Lin, and Jennifer Gwartz.



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Just the right age for this sh*t! ‘Lethal Weapon’ trailer lands

17 May 2016 4:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hot on the heels of a series order, Fox has released a full-blown trailer for its small screen reboot of Lethal Weapon. Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans Sr take the roles of human powder keg Martin Riggs and ageing partner Roger Murtaugh, legendary ass-kickers of the Lapd.

How do Crawford and Wayans measure up to filmic forebears Mel Gibson and Danny Glover? Surprisingly well it seems, if this is anything to go by:

Fans will notice certain elements are present and correct, from the classic Eighties logo to Riggs’ beach side trailer home. The interplay between the leads looks solid and the whole deal is shot through with the same mix of ludicrous, brightly-lit action and buddy antics that made the original so beloved. It’s worth noting however the YouTube likes are only just keeping on top of the dislikes!

Footage comes from the McG-directed pilot, which co-stars »

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