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Syfy has given a series green light to "12 Monkeys," a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, and a promo trailer for it has sneaked online quietly all under-the-radar like. Check it out, and look for more official stuff from Syfy later.
Said Dave Howe, “‘12 Monkeys’ is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock. We are thrilled to add it to our slate of engaging and thought-provoking new scripted projects, including the recently announced event series ‘Ascension’ and the second season renewal of ‘Helix’ from Ron Moore.”
Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will executive produce. Roven produced the original film. Jake Kurily will serve as Atlas’ executive on the series. »
- Steve Barton
Last week, we reported that director Kevin Smith was responsible for floating a fake Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice script, which he wrote himself, to various movie news outlets and bloggers. This had supposidley created a storm of fake rumors circulating on the Internet, heavily reported on by Latino Review and Badass Digest. While Kevin Smith stayed quiet about the rumor throughout the weekend, he has now come forward to finally answer the question.
No. He didn't write a fake Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice screenplay.
No, I didn't write a fake Batman v Superman script. But I Have kept busy regardless... http://t.co/dPdZtLTzie Thanks for saying #WalrusYes !
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 8, 2014
The previous story claimed that Kevin Smith wrote the screenplay in conjunction with Warner Bros., so that the studio could purposely leak the script to throw the scent off what director Zack Snyder was actually »
Earlier this week rumours of plot details and multi-villain appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were reported by Latino Review, based on a script that was leaked. Since those reports, it has been claimed that the script was a fake and leaked on purpose to throw “scoop” sites off the real scent of what the movie is about.
Here’s what the report says:
“Up until last year I worked for as a Pa for a Warner Bros. exec until I was promoted to marketing. It was here I and several others where approached to work, directly and indirectly, for Susanne Knoll and sometimes Deborah Snyder. »
- Luke Owen
Last week a rumor started floating around about several new villains added to Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but now it sounds like everything you hear about the film moving forward may be false. Word is Warner Bros. hired Kevin Smith, whose been revealing plenty of little nuggets of information concerning WB's future with DC Comics, to write a fake script for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel and leak it to movie news blogs such as Latino Review and Badass Digest. While this isn't confirmed, it doesn't sound in the least bit unlikely, as MovieWeb received an email with the following info: Late last year both producer Charles Roven and Zack Snyder approached Kevin Smith with a early treatment for the film and It was Kevin Smith who came up with the idea to write an entire screenplay based on it but with several huge »
- Brad Brevet
Okay guys, grab your salt shakers, because we’ve got another big rumor for you. According to MovieWeb, one of their sources “deep within the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice production” has informed them that Warner Bros. hired writer/director/Batman fan extraordinaire Kevin Smith to write and leak a fake script for Batman V Superman. Apparently this was done to throw people off of the scent of the real script and away from the things Zack Snyder is actually trying to accomplish.
The fake script is supposedly the one Latino Review got a hold of and was the basis for their report about four additional villains joining the film. Honestly, I don’t know how I feel about this news, and I’m a bit skeptical about how true it is. But MovieWeb seems pretty confident about it, and shared their source’s letter explaining the details:
- James Garcia
There are constant "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" rumors floating around the internet, with most of them being circulated by sites like Latino-Review and AICN. Now comes word that Warner Bros is the one behind these rumors as a way to spread misinformation. Movieweb recently reached out to its Warner Bros contact, who works in the marketing department. This contact revealed that he came across a "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" script that was commissioned by the studio and producer Charles Roven. The script has little to do with the actual "Batman v Superman" plot, which is why the studio "leaked" it to several sites. Warner Bros accomplished this by asking its marketing people to pose as recently-fired production crew members when getting in touch with movie websites. So who wrote this script? Apparently director Zack Snyder has been working with Kevin Smith to put together something believable, »
We just received an interesting tip from an anonymous source deep within the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice production. This comes just moments after we posted a story about the introduction of three new, lesser-known heroes in the movie. Badass Digest has gotten their hands on a pdf that claims to be the legitimate shooting script, and in it, there are a number of new secondary characters and locations. This came hot on the heels of Latino Review claiming four new villains were going to appear alongside Lex Luthor. Well, guess what? If we're to believe the email we just got our hands on, not only is the script fake...It was written by Kevin Smith!
Yes, that Kevin Smith. The director of Clerks and Red State. The guy who has been dropping Batman v Superman hints since the film was announced. The same guy who is best friends with Bruce Wayne himself, »
Truth. Justice. And the American Way.
On the eve of the July 4th holiday, Warner Bros. Pictures has released this first look at Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
The movie also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man Of Steel Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
The film is »
- Michelle McCue
Just a decade after the release of Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Warner Bros. are planning on rebooting the franchise with a new live-action movie. The original two were written by Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn and directed by Raja Gosnell (The Smurfs).
Both of the movies did well at the box office, but the sequel was not well-received by critics, and the iconic Hanna-Barbera has since been kept on the small screen and direct-to-dvd animated features.
According to Deadline, Charles Roven (who produced the first two movies which starred Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, and Linda Cardellini) will also be spearheading this new take, although he’s the only one currently attached to the reboot, so it’s obviously still at a very early stage.
How they will recreate Scooby Doo for a new audience remains to be seen. The last two movies had a »
- Josh Wilding
Scooby Doo has been an iconic brand for 45 years. Since first appearing in 1969, the children’s show has undergone a variety of over-hauls and re-imaginings, with different versions incorporating ‘new’ characters and updated settings. The popularity of the most recent iteration – Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated, which aired on Cartoon Network from 2010-2013 – has evidently set dollar signs flashing in the eyes of Warner Bros. studio executives once again, and a cinematic re-boot is now being planned.
Originally created for Hanna-Barbera Productions by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, the premise of Scooby-Doo sees four teenagers – Daphne Blake, Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley and Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, along with the titular talking Great Dane – solve mysteries that initially appear to involve supernatural creatures and events. Essentially serving to de-bunk conspiracies, the team’s finely honed powers of deduction and trap-setting always lead them to the right conclusion.
In 2002, a live-action feature film was released. »
- Sarah Myles
There's not a lot of details about the direction the studio is looking to take, but this will be a whole new live-action adventure for the Scooby Doo gang. That said, it's highly unlikely for any of the cast from the 2002 movie to return. Don't expect to see Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Isla Fisher in their former roles.
The 2002 film was very successful, grossing $268 million worldwide. Besides Green, there are no other attachments at the moment except for producer Charles Roven, who was a part of the original Scooby Doo live-action movie.
Source: Deadline »
- Laura Frances
The “Scooby-Doo” reboot is set up with Atlas Entertainment with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle –who produced 2002′s “Scooby-Doo” for Warner Bros., mixing live action actors with the titular Great Dane, which was computer-generated — are producing.
The first film generated $275 million worldwide with Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Isla Fisher starring. A “Monsters Unleashed” sequel followed in 2004 with $180 million.
The original animated TV series “Scooby-Doo: Where Are You?” was created by Hanna-Barbera and first aired in 1969.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: The gestation period for reboots seems to be getting short. Warner Bros in the early stages of launching a new Scooby-Doo. The studio made a Raja Gosnell-directed live-action comedy out of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon that starred Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Isla Fisher as the young sleuths. The film grossed $268 million worldwide, and Warner Bros and Gosnell made a sequel two years later. Now the studio is starting from scratch, setting Randall Green to craft a new adventure. There are no other attachments at the moment beyond original producer Charles Roven, who […] »
Variety reported in December that Momoa was in talks for the Zack Snyder-directed tentpole, scheduled to be released May 6, 2016, with Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.
Momoa played Khal Drogo in the first season of “Game of Thrones »
- Dave McNary
Keanu Reeves has signed on to replace Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama The Whole Truth. Daniel Craig abruptly dropped out of the project back in April, just five days before shooting was set to begin, although no reason was given for his sudden departure.
Previously-attached stars Renée Zellweger, Gabriel Basso and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are still on board for the legal drama, which follows a defense attorney (Keanu Reeves) fighting to acquit his teenage client on charges that he murdered his wealthy father.
Courtney Hunt (Frozen River) is directing from a screenplay by Nicholas Kazan, with Anthony Bregman and Kevin Scott Frakes producing, and Charles Roven and Richard Suckle serving as executive producers. Pre-production is now back on track, with shooting scheduled to begin this July in New Orleans.
In case you didn't hear, Daniel Craig was previously slated to lead a courtroom drama called The Whole Truth from Frozen River director Courtney Hunt. However, back in April, just days before shooting was to begin, Craig pulled out of the project, leaving them without a leading man. Now Deadline reports Keanu Reeves has stepped up to take the lead role as defense attorney who fights to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father. Production is expected to begin in New Orleans next month, but Richard Suckle and Charles Roven of Atlas Entertainment are only executive producing now. More below! Meanwhile, Anthony Bergman from Likely Story and Kevin Frakes from PalmStar Entertainment are now the sole producers, having previously worked with Reeves on the indie Thumbsucker. As for the rest of the cast, Renee Zellweger is still in place along with Belle star Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Super 8 »
- Ethan Anderton
Production on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is underway, and although Superman destroyed Metropolis in Man of Steel, it looks like he's earned himself a commemorative statue for the sequel. A Michigan native snapped a photo of the statute with a green screen in the background. This tells us absolutely nothing about the movie, although you can speculate away at why Superman would be getting a statue. Hit the jump to check out the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice image. The film opens May 6, 2016 and stars The film also stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, and Laurence Fishburne. Image via Bananadoc via Batman News. The site also reports that a LexCorp scene will be filmed on June 12th and June 13th. Here's the press note for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: »
- Matt Goldberg
Megan Ellison's high-end independent production company Annapurna Pictures has hired "American Hustle" producer Jonathan Gordon for the newly created position of President of Production. Gordon will oversee development and production for the company and report directly to owner Megan Ellison, the company announced today. Ellison's decision to hire Gordon comes after having worked with him (and fellow producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle) on "American Hustle." "After working closely with Jon on 'American Hustle,'" said Ellison in a statement, "I was so impressed by him that I knew I needed to have him as a part of Annapurna. I have such respect and admiration for him as a producer and a friend, and I am thrilled that Jon has decided to join our team." Prior to becoming an independent producer, Gordon was president of production at Universal Pictures. Before that, he worked at Miramax for 15 years. During his tenure, »
- Shipra Gupta
American Hustle producer appointed as president of production.
Gordon will report to Ellison and oversee the development and production of Annapurna projects.
Prior to joining the company, Gordon worked as an independent producer and executive. He was president of production at Universal Pictures under Stacey Snider and previously spent 15 years with Harvey and Bob Weinstein at Miramax Films, working on the likes of Good Will Hunting and Dogma.
Gordon commented “Megan has impeccable taste, is a gifted producer, and I saw firsthand how in Annapurna she has created the most daring, exciting, and filmmaker friendly environment in the business.”
“After working closely with Jon on American Hustle, I was so impressed by him that I know I needed to have him as part of Annapurna. I have such respect and admiration for him as »
- email@example.com (Ian Sandwell)
He will oversee the development and production of Annapurna projects, and will report to Ellison.
Gordon produced David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” with Ellison, Charles Roven and Richard Suckle and “Silver Linings Playbook” with Bruce Cohen and Donna Gigliotti. “Hustle” received 10 Oscar nominations, including best picture.
Prior to becoming a producer, Gordon was president of production at Universal Pictures under Stacey Snider and previously spent 15 years with Harvey and Bob Weinstein at Miramax Films, where his last position was co-president of production.
- Dave McNary
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