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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: First 'Pirates of the Caribbean' One of Most Enjoyable Summer Blockbusters of Early 21st Century

29 June 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-to-late '50s (Moonfleet, The Buccaneer), when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, »

- Andre Soares

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Hollywood’s Biggest Gambles

16 June 2015 6:18 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

We all know when we gamble big, it could go either way. We win it all, or are left with nothing. Hollywood definitely knows this, gambling million of dollars everyday on whether or not a movie will be successful. Below, you will find just a small sample of the biggest gambles Hollywood has mad in recent years. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Back in 2001, movies inspire theme park attractions, not the other way. Screen writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot’s idea of a supernatural tinged pirate tale was knocking about Disney since the 90’s, so when the House of Mouse decided to hang their story on the skeleton of the Disney Land ride, many eyes were rolled. Even the studio couldn’t decide to release into cinemas or straight to DVD, and Micheal Eisner balked at how much this pirate movie would cost to make. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

11 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »

- simonbrew

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Week in Review: Rick Baker announces his retirement

29 May 2015 8:22 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Special effects legend Rick Baker formally announced his retirement this week. Baker cited a “cheap and fast” philosophy in the movie industry that was at odds with his desire to ensure things got done right as the catalyst for his retirement. Baker’s work stretches across several prominent films, from An American Werewolf in London to Videodrome to The Rocketeer to Ed Wood to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Tropic Thunder. Baker also worked on the Men in Black films and Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” music video. The 2014 feature Maleficent will now stand as his last work.

Baker will, however, be auctioning off his famous work via The Prop Store, beginning today.

Jessica Chastain and Amy Schumer are poised to work together on a new comedy. The Tracking Board has reported that Chastain, known mostly for her dramatic work in features such as The Tree of Life and Zero Dark Thirty, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Robert Rodriguez to Direct Live-Action Jonny Quest Movie

27 May 2015 4:34 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Warner Bros has been working on turning the "Jonny Quest" property into a live-action family adventure franchise for almost a decade. In 2009, Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain, The Game Plan) was attached to direct, with Zac Efron in talks to play Jonny Quest and Dwayne Johnson in talks to play Race Bannon. None of that worked out, but now comes word that the studio just hired Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete) to direct the film. Rodriguez will also work on the script with Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean). "Jonny Quest" revolves around a young boy who travels the world with his scientist father, adopted brother from India, Bandit the bulldog, and a government agent assigned to protect them as they go on their adventures investigating scientific mysteries. »

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Robert Rodriguez directing a live-action Johnny Quest movie

27 May 2015 3:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City) has signed on to direct a live-action version of Johnny Quest, the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon about a young boy who accompanies his father on extraordinary adventures.

As well as directing the Warner Bros. project, Rodriguez is set to co-write alongside Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean), while Dan Lin (Godzilla) will serve as producer.

The Adventures of Johnny Quest premiere in 1964 and ran for just 26 episodes. It was subsequently revived in both the 1980s and 1990s, while a feature film has been in development since the early 90s, having passed through the hands of directors such as Richard Donner (Superman: The Movie), Andy Fick (Race to Witch Mountain) and Peter Segal (Grudge Match).

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- Gary Collinson

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Jonny Quest movie on the way, Robert Rodriguez directing

26 May 2015 10:56 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Hanna Barbera's Jonny Quest is to be made into a live action movie.

Warner Bros is pressing ahead with a movie based on the Hanna Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest - and it's hired Robert Rodriguez to direct the movie. Rodriguez is penning the screenplay for the movie with regular Pirates Of The Caribbean scribe Terry Rossio. The pair are to rework an earlier draft penned by Dan Mazeau.

Jonny Quest is, of course, the child who goes across the globe alongside his scientist father, bodyguard Race Bannon, and Jonny's chum Hadji. Danger is rarely far away, and Jonny is at the forefront of getting them out of it.

A film version has been in the works for some time, and at one stage Zac Efron was being mooted to start.

The new movie will be live action, and Warner Bros will be hoping that Rodriguez brings the success of »

- simonbrew

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Robert Rodriguez to Direct Live-Action Jonny Quest Movie

26 May 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Calling all Jonny Quest fans... It looks like the classic animated series from the 1960s is the latest fan-favorite to venture into the world of live-action films. Warner Bros. is taking on the project with Robert Rodriguez (of Spy Kids, Sin City and Machete fame) signing on to direct the movie, according to Deadline. He and Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio will both write the screenplay. This isn't the first time a studio attempted to make a Jonny Quest live-action film. In fact, fans have been anticipating this since 1995, and it almost happened back in 2009 when Zac Efron was said to be circling the lead role, while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was rumored to be playing Race »

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Robert Rodriguez Set for Adventure with 'Jonny Quest'

26 May 2015 4:22 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids) has always found a fascinating balance in directing both B-level action/horror films and hyper-creative family vehicles. According to "The Hollywood Reporter," the multi-talented director will next hop aboard a family-friendly project for Warner Bros., a live-action adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest. Along with directing the film, Rodriguez will rewrite the Dan Mazeau-penned script (a 2008 Black List item) with family adventure staple Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean). The film will be Rodriguez's first family venture since 2011's Spy Kids: All the Time in the World. The original Jonny Quest ran from 1964 to 1965 and followed Quest, his father Dr. Quest, bodyguard/government agent Race Bannon and Dr. Quest's adopted son Hadji as they globetrotted on various adventures. A Quest film has been in development for quite some time, with a project featuring Zac Efron as Quest and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as »

- Cory Woodroof

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Robert Rodriguez will direct ‘Jonny Quest’ for Warner Bros.

26 May 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Robert Rodriguez, the one-man movie-making machine behind the likes of the Spy Kids franchise and the more recent Machete movies, is to direct a big-screen version of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest for Warner Bros. The original series, which aired in the 1960s, ran for one season before spawning a couple of television movies and a series video games.

The series revolved around a boy named Jonny Quest who accompanies his father on extraordinary adventures. The screenplay for the film, written by Dan Mazeau, has been around since 2008, and although Rodriguez usually directs from his own scripts, the screenplay for this will see him team with Terry Rossio, the man responsible for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, for a rewrite.

Rodriguez is well known in Hollywood for operating out of his own studio facility, Troublemaker, in Austin, Texas, and not under a big studio, which it looks like »

- Paul Heath

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Robert Rodriguez Heads to Warner Bros for 'Jonny Quest' Movie

26 May 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We’ve gotta get out of here and fast." It looks like we finally have some forward movement on the Jonny Quest live-action movie, which has been in development for years and years. We posted extensively back in 2007-2011 about a Jonny Quest movie, based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, with rumors of Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson teaming up for the lead roles, but nothing ever came together. Deadline is now reporting that Warner Bros has hired Robert Rodriguez to direct the movie, and he'll also rewrite the script with Terry Rossio (of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger), that was originally written by Dan Mazeau. No word if Dwayne Johnson is back (he seems like the better fit, in all honesty) but at least they have a director. The show, which originally debuted in the 1960s and was reinvented in the 1980s and 1990s. The franchise revolves around »

- Alex Billington

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Robert Rodriguez Set To Direct Jonny Quest For Warner Bros.

26 May 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Robert Rodriguez may be best known for his violent action/crime flicks like Sin City and Desperado, but he's also directed some successful children's adventure movies such as Spy Kids and Sharkboy and Lavagirl, making him a good fit for Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of '60s Hanna-Barbera animated series, Jonny Quest. According to THR, he'll direct and co-write with Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The show focused on the globe-trotting adventures of young Jonny Quest and his father. They were accompanied by Jonny's dog Bandit, a Kolkatan orphan named Hadji, and government agent/bodyguard Race Bannon. It originally ran for only one season, but has since spawned '90s cartoon revivals and comic books. Rodriguez and Rossio are rewriting Dan Mazeau's original script, with Dan Lin and Adrian Askarieh on board as producers. »

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Jonny Quest is zooming onto the big screen in new movie from Robert Rodríguez

26 May 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Classic animated series Jonny Quest is finally making the jump to the big screen in a new Robert Rodriguez film.

The Spy Kids filmmaker is teaming up with Warner Bros and Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger) to adapt a pre-existing screenplay penned by Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans).

It is not clear yet what this new storyline for kid adventurer Jonny Quest's big screen adventure will be, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A prior film adaptation starring Zac Efron as Quest and Dwayne Johnson as bodyguard Race Bannon was announced in 2009, only for development to stall.

Hanna-Barbera originally aired the animated series for a single season in 1964, but syndication kept the series popular in the ensuing decades.

The original series followed Jonny, his father Dr Benton Quest and a small crew on adventures around the world as they battled evildoers.

Jonny Quest was later revived in New Adventures »

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Robert Rodriguez Will Direct a Live-Action Jonny Quest

26 May 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Warner Bros. is recruiting direcotr Robert Rodriguez to help bring the crazy adventures of Jonny Quest to the big screen in a brand new live-action adaptation.  

If you're a fan of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest, then you're in for some good news.  Warner Bros. is reviving a live-action version of the show for a big screen outing, and they've hired Robert Rodriguez to helm the project (as reported by THR): 

Robert Rodriguez has come aboard the adventure project, an adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, which has been dormant for the past several years.

Moving the Warner Bros. adventure along is Terry Rossio, whose credits range from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies to The Mask of Zorro.

Rodriguez and Rossio are rewriting the script initially penned by Dan Mazeau, with Rodriguez on board to direct. Dan Lin and Adrian Askarieh are producing.

While the original cartoon only lasted for one season, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Robert Rodriguez To Direct Live Action 'Jonny Quest'

26 May 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A project that has been knocking around Warner Bros. for years, the live action adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera adventure cartoon "Jonny Quest" now has a new lease of life, courtesy of a director who certainly knows how to do family entertainment with panache. Robert Rodriguez will co-write and direct the movie, his first major studio project in quite some time as he's mostly spent the last several years in the independent world, making the likes of "Spy Kids," "Machete" and "Sin City." But the former franchise has certainly proven that he makes kids fare on a dime, which is likely an asset at the always budget conscious studio level. He'll be teaming with Terry Rossio (the last few "Pirates Of The Caribbean" films, "The Lone Ranger") on the script, and they'll be refashioning an initial draft by Dan Mazeau. So hooray, another property beloved by aging fanboys goosed up for a new generation! »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jonny Quest Taking Off At Warner Bros. With Robert Rodriguez

26 May 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Warner Bros.’ quest to turn Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest into a live-action franchise is back on, now that Robert Rodriguez has climbed into the director’s chair.

The studio has been eyeing the cartoon, which originally aired back in the ’60s, as a family-friendly property for years. With Rodriguez on board, and also penning a script alongside Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean), expect the project to accelerate into production. The pair are rewriting a Black List script by Dan Mazeau.

The original series centered on a boy who accompanied his scientist father on adventures around the globe. With the help of bodyguard Race Bannon, Calcutta orphan Hadji and his pet bulldog Bandit, Quest went up against all manner of evildoers and nefarious organizations. Though the original Jonny Quest series only lasted one season (it was canceled due to production costs), it lived on through syndication and was revived in »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Robert Rodriguez to Direct Live-Action ‘Jonny Quest’ Movie For Warner Bros.

26 May 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Rodriguez has come on board to co-write and direct a live-action movie of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon “Jonny Quest” for Warner Bros.

“Pirates of the Caribbean” scribe Terry Rossio will co-write with Dan Lin producing through his Lin Pictures banner.

The studio has been in development on an adaptation for quite some time and hopes Rodriguez’s angle can help get the film off the ground. First appearing in the 1964 cartoon series “The Adventures of Jonny Quest,” the series follows a boy who accompanies his father on extraordinary adventures.

While the series only lasted two seasons, Quest began to build a cult following, leading to a handful of spinoff series that have helped build a fanbase over the past several decades.

Andy Fischel and Nik Mavinkurve are overseeing for the studio.

Rodriguez has made a name for himself for his violent action pics, but his most successful films to date »

- Justin Kroll

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Robert Rodriguez to Direct ‘Jonny Quest’ Movie for Warner Bros., ‘Suicide Squad’ Producer

26 May 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Robert Rodriguez has signed on to rewrite and direct a live-action “Jonny Quest” movie for Warner Bros., an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Dan Lin (“Suicide Squad”) of Lin Pictures and Adrian Askarieh (“Hitman: Agent 47”) of Prime Universe are producing the family-friendly adventure movie about the boy hero. Rodriguez and Terry Rossio will rewrite the screenplay, the most recent draft of which was written by Dan Mazeau. The “Jonny Quest” movie will pair the young hero with a bodyguard. Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson were previously eyed to star when Peter Segal was in line to direct. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Robert Rodriguez to Direct Jonny Quest Movie

26 May 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After making borderline-animated films for the past few years, Robert Rodriguez is taking on a live-action adaptation of an actual cartoon. THR is reporting that the Sin City director is set to adapt Hanna-Barbera’s Jonny Quest for Warner Bros. with Adrian Askarieh (Hitman: Agent 47) and Dan Lin (The Lego Movie) producing. Rodriguez will write the script alongside Terry Rossio, who penned the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and The Lone Ranger with writing partner Ted Elliott, but who's been going out on his own as of late. Rodriguez and Elliott will be working from a previous draft written by Dan Mazeu. For those who are unfamiliar with the Johnny Quest series, Wikipedia says the cartoon was in the vein of “Doc Savage, Tom Swift, and John Carter of Mars.” The eponymous character was a young boy who went on adventures with his father Dr. Benton Quest, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Robert Rodriguez Boards Live-Action ‘Jonny Quest’ Pic At Warner Bros

26 May 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Warner Bros is trying again in its long-running attempt to turn the Hanna-Barbera boy hero Jonny Quest into a live-action family adventure franchise. The studio has set Robert Rodriguez to direct the film, and he and Terry Rossio are rewriting a Dan Mazeau draft that made the Black List. Dan Lin and Prime Universe’s Adrian Askarieh are producing. Jonny is the kid who accompanied his scientist father, their bodyguard Race Bannon and Jonny’s pal Hadji on a series of global… »

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