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Masters Of The Universe reboot gets a new writer

20 August 2015 4:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Masters Of The Universe reboot gets a ‘Marvel’ writer.

The planned Masters Of The Universe reboot has got itself a new writer. Nope, Hollywood isn’t done trying to rehash the old He-Man 1980s toys/ cartoon/ movie.

After the likes of Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) too a pass at a rewrite, Variety reports that Christopher Yost, best known for (Thor: The Dark World, upcoming Thor: Ragnarok) will have a crack at it.

Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. His nemesis is a villain named Skeletor who seeks to conquer a fortress known as Castle Grayskull in order to learn the secrets held within.

The film is set up at Sony Pictures, though currently hasn’t a director or star attached. We’re trying to think of someone other than »

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Masters Of The Universe Reboot Takes A Step Forward With The Help Of Thor

20 August 2015 3:01 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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We’ve been hearing about a Masters Of The Universe reboot for a long time. Numerous names including Terry Rossio (Pirates Of The Caribbean), Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and Evan Daugherty (Snow White & The Huntsman) have taken pops at a screenplay, but nothing’s come to pass.

Things are starting to look a bit desperate for He-Man and Skeletor, and when the going gets tough, you gotta roll out the big-guns. Enter Thor: The Dark World screenwriter Christopher Yost, now the latest man to try and bring Eternia to life. Yost has been hired to pen a draft by Columbia, which proves if nothing else, that the studio still wants to try and make the dang thing.

If you’re a child of the ’80s there’s a good chance you remember Masters Of The Universe as a line of fantasy action figures or shonky Saturday morning cartoons. »

- Daniel Kelly

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Thor: Ragnarok scribe to pen Sony’s Masters of the Universe reboot

19 August 2015 11:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Christopher Yost, the screenwriter behind Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, is set to help Sony relise their long-gestating reboot of 80’s toyline/cartoon/film Masters of the Universe, reports Variety.

Sony and Escape Artists have been working for years trying to get the reboot off the ground, and have tapped Yost to rewrite the script for the film, for which Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) have previously written drafts. Given Yost’s work with Thor, which has many similarities to the Masters characters, it’s not surprising he has been sought out.

Set on the mystical planet of Eternia, the story follows Prince Adam, a warrior who is given the power to transform into hero He-Man, who must do battle against arch-nemesis Skeletor, a villain who wants control of the universe and the magical Castle Grayskull.

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Masters Of The Universe reboot lands new writer

19 August 2015 10:20 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The co-writer of Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, Christopher Yost, is signing up for He-Man duty...

Sony Pictures continues to press ahead with a big screen Masters Of The Universe reboot. Thus far, the likes of Terry Rossio (Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) have lined up to take a pass at the script. Now we learn though that Christopher Yost, best known for Thor: The Dark World - and currently co-writing Thor: Ragnarok - has been hired for the project.

Yost is to rewrite the Masters Of The Universe movie, which will be set on the planet of Eternia. There's no word as of yet as to who's going to direct the film, and who the new He-Man is going to be. We'd bet hard cash that it won't be Dolph Lundgren this time around.

More on the revival of Masters Of The Universe as we hear it. »

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'He-Man' Movie Recruits Marvel Writer

19 August 2015 6:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures has brought on Thor: Ragnarok screenwriter Christopher Yost to take a crack at the Masters of the Universe script, according to a new report at Variety. The project has been in development for years, but fans hoped that it may finally get off the ground earlier this year, when the studio released a new Masters of the Universe logo, and it was revealed that Jeff Wadlow's (Kick-Ass 2) script was complete. It seems the studio is going back to the drawing board with yet another writing coming on board.

The franchise is set on the planet Eternia, following a young man named Adam who has the power to turn himself into a mighty warrior named He-Man. Adam becomes the planet's last hope to defeat the evil Skeletor, who has devastated the entire planet on his quest to conquer castle Greyskull. It isn't known how much the plot »

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Masters Of The Universe Movie Gets A New Writer

19 August 2015 4:32 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you grew up in the ’80s, chances are you were a He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe fan. The original animated series ran for 3 years and was something of a phenomenon of its time; its popularity eventually leading to a movie starring Dolph Lundgren. That was… not so great, but Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have had a reboot in the planning stages for years now, and it looks like we finally have some movement on it.

Variety reports that Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Max Steel and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok) has been hired to do a rewrite of the script , which was originally penned by Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow. They don’t provide any other details, but do add the following synopsis:

“Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. »

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Scribe to Pen ‘Masters of the Universe’ for Sony (Exclusive)

19 August 2015 3:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After helping shape the world of Asgard, “Thor” scribe Christopher Yost is now ready to head to Eternia to help He-Man return to the big screen.

Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have tapped Yost to do a rewrite on its reboot of “Masters of the Universe.”

Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow wrote previous drafts of “Masters of the Universe,” which is being produced by Escape Artists principals Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.

Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. His nemesis is a villain named Skeletor who seeks to conquer a fortress known as Castle Grayskull in order to learn the secrets held within.

Filmation/Mattel’s “He Man and the Masters of the Universe” cartoon ran from 1983-85 and was popular enough to spawn a movie starring Dolph Lundgren and »

- Justin Kroll

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"Thor" Scribe To Pen "He-Man" Reboot

19 August 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Thor" scribe Christopher Yost is swapping Asgard for Eternia as he has been hired to pen a rewrite of the "Masters of the Universe" reboot at Sony Pictures and Escape Artists.

Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows the warrior Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. His nemesis is Skeletor, a power seeking madman seeking to take over Castle Grayskull.

The "He-Man" cartoon began in 1983 and became a major hit, it also spawned a live-action movie in the 1980s which starred Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella.

Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow penned the previous drafts for the film while Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will produce.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

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"Jonny Quest" Film Set To Go Old School

18 August 2015 10:12 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With "Hitman: Agent 47" set to hit cinemas this week, there's been a bunch of press regarding the film and interviews with the film's producer Adrian Askarieh. Askarieh is a man in demand these days and one of his upcoming projects is that of the live-action film adaptation of the "Jonny Quest" franchise which Robert Rodriguez recently became attached to write and direct.

Speaking about 'Quest' this week with Collider, Askarieh confirmed that Rodriguez recently turned in the script he co-wrote with Terry Rossio which they crafted out of an earlier draft by Dan Mazeau. The script reportedly isn't ready for the studio yet but will hopefully be handed in shortly after the Labor Day holiday.

In terms of the content, Askarieh says they're using the original 1960s Jonny Quest prime time animated show as their source of inspiration, rather than the more recent "The New Adventures of Jonny Quest". As a result, »

- Garth Franklin

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'Jonny Quest' Movie Compared to 'Indiana Jones', Will Be PG-13

18 August 2015 6:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's spent seven long years in development, but Warner Bros. is finally moving forward with their highly-anticipated adaptation of Jonny Quest, with the studio bringing on Robert Rodriguez in May to direct this live-action adventure. We haven't heard anything further about the project since then, but today Collider has an update from producer Adrian Askarieh, who revealed that they are keeping the same characters from the original 1060s series, such as Johnny's father Benton Quest, their bodyguard Race Bannon and more.

"No, Jonny Quest is in it. Race Bannon, Benton Quest, Hadji is in the movie, even Bandit. Jezebel Jade. If you love Jonny Quest, the potential that this movie has to honor that show, I think you'll be thrilled by it."

The original Jonny Quest animated TV series only lasted for one season, spanning 26 episodes, following the aforementioned characters as they tried to stop the evil Dr. Zin. The »

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Producer talks characters & rating for Robert Rodriguez's Jonny Quest

18 August 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Robert Rodriguez was hired by Warner Bros. earlier this year to direct a live-action Jonny Quest movie, and producer Adrian Askarieh provided an update on the project during an interview with Collider. Rodriguez is co-writing the script with Pirates Of The Caribbean scribe Terry Rossio, working from a previous draft by Dan Mazeau (Wrath Of The Titans), and Askarieh says they want to present it to the studio... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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13 strange changes made to movies during production

17 August 2015 4:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From title changes to the addition of rubber demons, here's a selection of some rather strange movie alterations from cinema history...

The course of film production seldom runs smooth, and even the greatest films can suffer from all sorts of behind-the-scenes problems. For a very recent example, just look at Fantastic Four, a film with which suffered the kind of difficult production that will no doubt inspire books on the subject in the near future.

At any rate, the movies on this list are all examples of strange (and sometimes last-minute) changes, often imposed by producers or executives. In some unfortunate cases, the changes haven't been particularly beneficial, but one alteration turned out to be a pioneering moment in cinema history.

In every instance, the changes are unusual, surprising, or sometimes downright baffling ...

The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari (1921)

A classic of German cinema, Robert Weine's silent horror film is widely »

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'Pirates of the Caribbean' Writer Sued For Commission By Former Manager

3 August 2015 6:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

One of the writers of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise hasn't paid commissions after firing his former manager, she claims in a lawsuit filed Monday. In the complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Dodie Herskovitz of Dodie Gold Management claims she became Terry Rossio's manager in February 2002. She says their contract entitled her to 10 percent of gross revenues and other amounts earned from entertainment industry work negotiated by her firm. In the subsequent decade, she says she managed him while he signed to write (with Ted Elliott) every installment of Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Pirates

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‘Pirates’ Scribe Terry Rossio Hit With Commissions Non-Payment Lawsuit

3 August 2015 5:04 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Dead men tell no tales, to riff off the title of the next Pirates Of The Caribbean pic, but old managers certainly can – and they can sue too. And that is exactly what Dodie Gold Management and Dodie Herskovitz has done to its former client Terry Rossio over 10% commissions they say they are owed the past two years for his writing and other work on the Pirates pics, Instant Karma, The Lone Ranger and more. These cases come up all the time in Tinseltown and usually get… »

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Rodriguez Talks "Jonny Quest" Movie

30 July 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With the Television Critics Association tour continuing today, one panelist that has been doing interviews has been none other than filmmaker Robert Rodriguez who has been promoting the second season of his "From Dusk Till Dawn" TV series.

Collider spoke with the "Sin City" helmer and managed to ask him about the live-action film based on the classic "Jonny Quest" cartoon that he has in the works. At last report Rodriguez would be directing the film as well as working on the script alongside Terry Rossio based on a draft by Dan Mazeu. Asked about where the project stands he says:

"I'm turning in the script right now. I've just been working on the script. I love Jonny Quest. The originals are so cool. They were really ahead of their time. I grew up with them because they used to play in syndication, and my kids still love them.

They're action-packed. »

- Garth Franklin

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50 forgotten sci-fi films from the 1990s

16 July 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We may remember Independence Day, The Matrix, The Phantom Menace. But what about these forgotten 90s sci-fi films? And are any worth seeing?

Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.

But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.

So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, »

- ryanlambie

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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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