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15 items from 2017


It Director Wants to Head Live Action Robotech

17 July 2017 7:08 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

After tackling Stephen King’s It Andy Muschietti has been picked to helm the popular anime series Robotech.

Hollywood teases me at times. Robotech is a series that helped anime get it’s foothold in the U.S. Based off the series Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Calvary Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada to make a new series with a connective history between the shows that did not have anything to do with each other. And I’ll be damned it worked. I was a huge fan of the show because it was honestly one of the best stories on TV at the time and the animation just made it worth watching.  

Back in 2007 it was the beginning of talks to bring the series to the big screen in live action or some other form because planes that transform into robots and a form between the two, that’s »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jason The X)

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Robotech takes off with new director

17 July 2017 2:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Shamus Kelley Jul 18, 2017

The Robotech movie will now be directed by It helmed Andy Muschietti...

The Robotech movie just got a new infusion of protoculture. Andy Muschietti, director of the upcoming film version of It, has been set to take over Sony's adapation of the cult anime franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Muschietti will not only be directing but also has been tapped to develop the feature.

Barbara Muschietti joins Muschietti, alongside Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton in producing the movie.

Sony picked up the rights to Robotech back in 2015 and had originally attached James Wan to direct the franchise (he's busy with Aquaman right now, though). Currently, the Robotech film has no writer, but Sony believes the Muschiettis will find someone. According to THR, "the project is a high priority for the studio and it is moving quickly."

Muschietti began his career in horror films, making his English language debut with Mama. »

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‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti Set To Helm ‘Robotech’ For Sony

17 July 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sony’s forthcoming adaptation of Robotech has found its director. Andy Muschietti, the director of the upcoming horror It, is set to go from the world of scary clowns to the action-adventure universe of giant robotic machines. Based on the popular ’80s anime TV series from Harmony Gold USA and Japan's Tatsunoko Productions, Muschietti recently closed the deal to direct the movie.  The project will be produced by Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari. David Hopwood will oversee… »

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‘Robotech’ Movie Coming From ‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti

17 July 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Andy Muschietti, the director of the 2013 creature feature Mama and the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s horror tome It, has signed on to direct an adaptation of the ’80s anime series Robotech for Sony. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, revealing that Andy Muschietti’s sister and producer, Barbara Muschietti, will produce the film alongside Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton. […]

The post ‘Robotech’ Movie Coming From ‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti appeared first on /Film. »

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‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti to Helm ‘Robotech’ for Sony

17 July 2017 12:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While his highly anticipated movie version of Stephen King’s “It” doesn’t bow for another two months, Andy Muschietti looks to have already found his follow-up, attaching himself to Sony’s adaptation of “Robotech.”

Muschietti’s creative partner Barbara Muschietti will join Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton in producing the project, which is based on the 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Japan’s Tatsunoko Productions.

The story is set in a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology of an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island and is now using that technology to fight off an impending alien invasion.

The property has attracted everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio to James Wan over the years. Sony now hopes Muschietti can finally push it into production.

Sanford Panitch and Matthew Milam are overseeing for Columbia.

Muschietti broke onto the scene with his horror hit “Mama” starring Jessica Chastain. He »

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'It' Director Andy Muschietti to Tackle 'Robotech' for Sony (Exclusive)

17 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sony’s Robotech is getting It status.

Andy Muschietti, who directed the upcoming film version of Stephen King’s It, has been tapped to develop and helm the studio’s adaptation of the anime featuring giant armored warriors.

Muschietti's creative partner Barbara Muschietti will join Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton in producing the project, which is based on the 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Japan's Tatsunoko Productions. It was re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.

Robotech is a sprawling sci-fi epic that takes place in a time when Earth »

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Hollywood Gang developing Second World War drama 'Kamikaze'

11 July 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film adaptation based on book by John Wukovits.

Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang have announced they are developing an adaptation of John Wukovits’ Hell From The Heavens: The Epic Story Of The USS Laffey And World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack.

Rosalind Ross will write the adaptation under the working title of Kamikaze.

On April 16, 1945, the crewmen of the destroyer USS Laffey withstood an unrelenting kamikaze attack. After 80 minutes, 22 continuous air attacks and four direct bomb hits, six Japanese fighter planes crashed into the ship, setting the destroyer ablaze. Thirty-two men died and 71 were wounded that day.  

The ship’s captain Frederick Julian Becton refused to give up and he and his crew fought on and ultimately won the day, earning the Laffey the name ‘The Ship That Would Not Die.’

Nunnari will produce alongside Hollywood Gang’s Shannon Gaulding.  

Nunnari, best known for producing the thrillers Se7en, The Departed, and 300, is »

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True WWII Tale About The Ship That Would Not Die In Works At Hollywood Gang

11 July 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Gianni Nunnari's Hollywood Gang has acquired rights to Hell From the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack, a book by John Wukovits that is being adapted by screenwriter Rosalind Ross and developed as a feature film by the Se7en and The Departed producer. The pic has the working title Kamikaze. Ross and boyfriend Mel Gibson recently toured the ship where it is on display at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in South… »

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World War II ‘Kamikaze’ Movie in the Works From Gianni Nunnari

11 July 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang Productions has launched development on a World War II movie about the USS Laffey, which survived an intense kamikaze attack during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945.

The film has been given a working title of “Kamikaze” with Rosalind Ross hired to adapt from John Wukovitz’s book “Hell From the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack.”

The crew of USS Laffey withstood an attack that included four bomb hits and six kamikaze planes crashing into the ship, setting the destroyer ablaze. A total of 32 men died and 71 were wounded that day. Captain Frederick Julian Becton refused to give up, saying “I’ll never abandon this ship as long as a single gun will fire.”

The film will be produced by Nunnari, along with Hollywood Gang’s Shannon Gaulding. Nunnari’s producing credits include “300,” “Immortals,” and “300: Rise of an Empire,” along »

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StartUp: Crackle Unveils Season Two Release Date & Teaser

19 April 2017 3:54 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Back in January, Crackle renewed its StartUp TV show for a second season and announced production is underway in Puerto Rico. Today, the Sony-owned streaming platform revealed StartUp, season two, will premiere on Thursday, September 28, 2017.Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi, and Otmara Marrero are returning for the second season of StartUp. Ron Perlman and Addison Timlin are joining the Crackle TV series cast in the upcoming installment. Creator and writer Ben Ketai directs. He also executive produces with Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus, Ray Ricord, Gianni Nunnari, Shannon Gaulding, and Anne Clements. Critical Content and Hollywood Gang Productions produce.Read More… »

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Silence Arrives on Digital and Blu-Ray This March

22 February 2017 12:36 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Martin Scorcese's powerful religious film, following the Catholic church's mission to instill Christianity in Fuedal Japan, Silence is coming out this March!  Come inside to find out how you can get your hands on it early.

One of the biggest snubs of this year's Academy Awards, Silence, is making its way to digital and blu-ray, merely 3 months after being on the big screen.  The Martin Scorsese religious feature, starring Andrew GarfieldAdam Driver, and Liam Neeson will arrive on Blu-Ray on March 28th, but for audiences who can't wait that long the Digital HD version will be available March 14th.

Understandably, there aren't many added features for the Blu-Ray/Digital copy of Silence.  If you haven't seen the movie, there really isn't much of a need for an alternate ending, deleted scenes, bloopers, or anything of the sort.  Instead, the only new content will stem from a »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Film Acquisition Rundown: HBO Picks Up ‘David Bowie: The Last Five Years,’ TWC Buys ‘Perfetti Sconosciuti’ and More

17 February 2017 3:05 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– HBO has acquired the U.S. TV rights to “David Bowie: The Last Five Years,” directed and produced by Francis Whately. The film spotlights two critically acclaimed albums and the stage musical “Lazarus,” offering new insights into Bowie’s extraordinary creativity during the final five years of his life.

Featuring a wealth of rarely seen Bowie interviews, archival footage, audio from the recording sessions for “The Next Day” and “Blackstar,” and unprecedented access to Bowie’s closest friends and artistic collaborators, the film is a tribute to one of the greatest rock icons of all time.

Read More: Film Acquisitions Rundown: Sony Picks Up Tom Hanks’ ‘Greyhound,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Rally Car’ and More

– The Weinstein Company will »

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Weinstein Company to Remake Italian Comedy ‘Perfect Strangers’

17 February 2017 10:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Company has bought the English language rights to remake the Italian comedy “Perfetti Sconosciuti” (“Perfect Strangers”).

The original Italian-language film was produced by Medusa Film S.P.A and directed by Paolo Genovese, who also wrote the script along with Rolando Ravello, Paolo Costella, Filippo Bologna and Paola Mammini. The remake is being produced by Gianni Nunnari and TWC is in the midst of signing on additional producers.

Fabrizio Lombardo, who brought the project to TWC, will executive produce along with Rick Yorn. TWC is developing the script and has worldwide distribution rights for the adaptation.

Perfetti Sconosciuti” grossed over $16 million last year at the Italian box office. The film won two David di Donatello awards for best picture and best screenplay, and scored a total of nine nominations.

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Film Review: ‘Perfect Strangers’

The film screened at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the best screenplay »

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Katee Sackhoff Returns to Space in Sci-Fi Thriller Origin Unknown

3 February 2017 8:39 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was revealed today that Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick, Oculus, Don't Knock Twice) will play the lead role of Mackenzie 'Mack' Wilson in the sci-fi thriller Origin Unknown, and that Content Media has come on board to handle worldwide sales. UK-based Coffee & Cigarettes who act as executive producers on the film brokered the deal with Content Media to represent the film. Here's what Eduardo Panizzo of Coffee & Cigarettes had to say in his statement about the new deal.

"We are delighted to be working with Content Media on this project, they have an exceptional track record and a proven history of success in the Sci-Fi genre."

Origin Unknown is being directed by Hasraf 'HaZ' Dullul (Project Kronos, Sync) an award nominated visual effects artist (Hellboy II, The Dark Knight) who recently signed on to direct the much-anticipated Robin Hood reboot, Robin Hood 2058, produced by Atlas Entertainment (Suicide Squad, »

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New Mars Sci-Fi Thriller Origin Unknown to Star Katee Sackhoff

2 February 2017 1:02 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Katee Sackhoff is no stranger to space. She’s faced otherworldly horrors before in Battlestar Galactica and Riddick, and now she’s setting her sights on Mars in the new sci-fi thriller Origin Unknown.

Press Release: February 2, 2017 – It was revealed today that Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick, Oculus, Don’t Knnock Twice) will play the lead role of Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Wilson in the sci-fi thriller Origin Unknown, and that Content Media has come on board to handle worldwide sales.

UK-based Coffee & Cigarettes who act as executive producers on the film brokered the deal with Content Media to represent the film.

Eduardo Panizzo of Coffee & Cigarettes said, “We are delighted to be working with Content Media on this project, they have an exceptional track record and a proven history of success in the Sci-Fi genre.”

Content’s Jamie Carmichael said, “We love the elevated Sci-Fi space, and Origin Unknown has all »

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