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The Important News We got our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. And we got our first look at Ryan Reynolds as (the proper) Deadpool. The next Mission: Impossible movie got a new title: Rogue Nation. The Russo brothers will direct both parts of Avengers: Infinity War. Captain Marvel might show up in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bradley Cooper will direct the next remake of A Star is Born. And Steven Spielberg will direct Ready Player One. And Jason Segel will co-direct a Lego Movie spinoff. Idris Elba will be the villain in Star Trek 3. Ben Mendelsohn will be the male lead in Star Wars: Rogue One. Mallrats 2 will bring back Stan Lee. And it will bring back Shannen Doherty. And it will bring back Jason Lee. Super Troopers...
- Christopher Campbell
Champaign, Illinois isn’t quite Cannes or Park City, Utah, but the film festival hosted there annually in Roger Ebert’s name is as charming as they come. Now Ebertfest, in its 17th year, has announced its lineup of films prior to its four day run in April.
It was previously announced that Jean-Luc Godard’s acclaimed Goodbye to Language 3D would be the opening night film. Now Chaz Ebert has penned a touching love letter to her late husband detailing the choices they’ve made for the festival in his absence.
Among them are James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour, Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes, Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting On Existence, Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood, and special screenings of A Bronx Tale with Robert De Niro and the 1926 silent film The Son of the Sheik »
- Brian Welk
The Billion Brick Race: Because there can never be too many Lego movies, Jason Segel (The Muppet Movie) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) will write and direct The Billion Brick Race, a spin-off of The Lego Movie. The project is in the early stages of development; it joins three other Lego-related movies that are in the works: Ninjago in 2016, The Lego Batman Movie in 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018. [Heat Vision] Fifty Shades Darker: Director Sam Taylor-Johnson...
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Rogue One: Veteran Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn (Exodus: Gods and Kings, TV's Bloodline) is said to be "circling" a starring role in Rogue One, the first Star Wars spinoff movie. Felicity Jones is set to star, with Gareth Edwards in the director's chair and Chris Weitz currently writing a new draft of the screenplay. Production is expected to begin this summer; it's scheduled for release on December 16, 2016. [Deadline] The Billion Brick Race: Because there can never be too many Lego movies, Jason Segel (The Muppet Movie) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) will write and direct The Billion Brick Race, a spinoff of The Lego Movie. The project is in the early stages of development; it joins three other Lego-related movies that are in the works...
- Peter Martin
Just days after the 39th anniversary of the conviction of Patty Hearst back on March 20, 1976, Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to a new, untitled book being written by Jeffrey Toobin about the life and kidnapping of Hearst. The writers behind Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, will be adapting Toobin’s account.
Deadline is also speculating the role might also be in development for Jennifer Lawrence, but those talks are currently preliminary.
Hearst was 20 when she was kidnapped from her wealthy parents in the Hearst Publishing Family. She was later found to have changed her name to Tania and had joined up with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army and eventually robbed a bank in San Francisco. Hearst’s story, based on her own novel, was first adapted into a film in 1988 by Paul Schrader, with Natasha Richardson in the role. Hearst is now 61.
- Brian Welk
Read More: 'Goodfellas' 25th Anniversary Reunion To Close 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Chaz Ebert and the folks behind Ebertfest have announced the full lineup for the 2015 festival. "The End Of the Tour," about a journalist's road trip with the late author David Foster Wallace, will be among the films screening at this year's Ebertfest in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where Wallace was raised. Star Jason Segel and director James Ponsoldt ("The Spectacular Now") will be in attendance. Other guests include producer Jon Kilik and actor-writer Chazz Palminteri, who will attend the screening of 1993's "A Bronx Tale," and actress Héloïse Godet, star of festival-opener "Goodbye To Language," the first 3-D film to be shown at Ebertfest. This year's festival is dedicated to writer-director-actor-Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, who died last year. On Wednesday night there will be a tribute to him and his work, followed by a »
- Elizabeth Logan
After the success of last year’s The Lego Movie, it seems Warner Bros. is intent on getting as much mileage out of the franchise as possible, with THR reporting that Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) are set to write and direct a new spin-off movie entitled The Billion Brick Race.
The project is based on an original idea by Pearce, although plot details are being kept under wraps for the time being. The movie will be produced by The Lego Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, along with Dan Lin and Roy Lee.
- Gary Collinson
"The Lego Movie" brain trust of Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee are on board to produce the film which is based on an original idea by Pearce. However, plot details are being kept hidden.
This would mark Segel and Pearce’s first foray into feature directing.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
The Billion Brick Race is in the early stages of development and is based on an original idea that Pearce brought to the table.
Now in its 58th year, the San Francisco Film Society's two-week festival will kick off on April 23 with Alex Gibney's SXSW premiere "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," a probing documentary portrait of the Apple guru. On May 2, the Centerpiece screening will be James Ponsoldt's acclaimed Sundance feature "The End of the Tour," starring Jason Segel as author David Foster Wallace opposite Jesse Eisenberg as the budding Rolling Stone journalist who follows him. The fest closes on May 7 with Michael Almereyda's "Experimenter," also a Sundance premiere, starring Peter Sarsgaard as scientist Stanley Milgram opposite Winona Ryder. The full lineup lands next Tuesday, March 31. Read More: Here Are the 19 Films in Sf Film Fest Competition Sfiff previously announced a special award tribute to Guillermo Del Toro, where we'll see footage from his fall tentpole "Crimson Peak," along with the 19 films in competition including Sundance premiere "The. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The man who brought back the Muppets is getting to play with some new toys
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- Christopher Campbell
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Segel and Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce have signed on to write and direct a new Lego Movie spinoff called The Billion Brick Race. This will be the fifth film in the Lego Movie franchise, following the announcements of 2016's Ninjago, 2017's The Lego Batman Movie, and 2018's Lego Movie 2. The Lego Movie remains a heartwarming tribute to creativity and originality. »
- Nate Jones
And so the number of in-development Lego movies goes up by one. We already know about next year's Lego: Ninjago, and 2017's The Lego Batman Movie. The Lego Movie Sequel is set to follow in 2018, and there's likely another Ninjago film to slot in as well.
Now we learn that Jason Segel is to make his directorial debut with The Billion Brick Race. He's co-directing and co-writing with Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation writer Drew Pearce (Pearce also directed the Marvel one-shot, All Hail The King). Pearce is also tackling one of Sony's new Ghostbusters movies. The Lego Brick Movie will mark his feature directorial debut too.
Warner Bros. has added yet another movie to its expansive Lego franchise, with writers Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) signing on to write the script and co-direct a new project entitled The Billion Brick Race. This project will be the fourth to be spawned from last year's blockbuster The Lego Movie. Warner Bros. is currently working on Ninjago (September 23, 2016), The Lego Batman Movie (May 26, 2017) and The Lego Movie Sequel slated for release sometime in 2018.
No specific details were given, but the story is based on an original idea that Drew Pearce came up with, which "excited the studio," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Billion Brick Race will be both Jason Segel and Drew Pearce's directorial debuts, although no release date was given at this time. Since Warner Bros. currently has Lego movies planned until 2018, it's certainly possible they could be aiming for a 2019 release, »
It appears that the burgeoning film franchise that was launched last year with The Lego Movie is getting a rather curious choice of filmmakers for one of its upcoming spinoff films. It.s being reported that actor Jason Segel has been hired for the upcoming spinoff film, The Billion Brick Race, except not for an acting performance, but rather to co-write the script and co-direct. How did the Segel, the sitcom star and former Freak get into the creative aspect of the business? Well, truthfully it.s been a long time coming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Segel will step out from the front of the camera to join Iron Man 3/Mission: Impossible . Rogue Nation.s Drew Pearce at the helm of The Billion Brick Race. Segel.s transition from actor to writer/director began with writing his 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall (in which he also starred), but »
Everything Is Awesome because Everything is Lego. Including Jason Segel. While I'm sure there are detractors of the Brick out there, I'm not one of them, and can proudly say I've been a Lego builder for life. I was tickled pink by Phil Lord & Chris Miller's The Lego Movie last year. Since so many folks out there were, too (getting the brick pic to a whopping $469 mil worldwide), there are, love 'em or leave 'em, gonna be more Lego movies. In addition to Ninjago for 2016, the Lego Batman film for 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 for 2018, THR's Heat Vision blog drops the news that Forgetting Sarah Marshall scribe and star Jason Segel, and Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce, will...
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Gibney is expected to attend the screening of the film, which includes interviews with Jobs’ close friends and former colleagues, at the Castro Theater.
Magnolia Pictures acquired North American rights to the documentary following its world premiere at this month’s SXSW Film Festival, where it earned strong reviews for its look at Jobs’ prickly leadership style and his influence in shaping Silicon Valley culture.
“The End of the Tour,” James Ponsoldt’s portrait of David Foster Wallace starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg, has been set for May 2 as the festival’s Centerpiece title. Ponsoldt and Segel are expected to attend. »
- Dave McNary
We've known for some time that The Lego Movie would give way to a number of spin-offs, Ninjago and The Lego Batman Movie, and one sequel, The Lego Movie Sequel, over the next three years, but now another spin-off is coming our way in the form of The Billion Brick Race. No details of the movie are known at this stage (but I'm going out on a limb to say it will involve racing of some type), but we do know Jason Segel will be putting the skills that made The Muppets so enjoyable to work, co-writing the script with Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation scribe Drew Pearce. The pair will also be co-directing, with The Lego Movie's creative minds Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee on board as producers. No release date has been given yet, but having Segel on board has »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) have been tapped by Warner Bros. to write and direct a brand new Lego spinoff. Titled The Billion Brick Race, this is now the fourth movie on the studio’s slate linked to last year’s uber-successful The Lego Movie. Ninjago will arrive next year, The Lego Batman Movie is set for 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 will follow in 2019. No release date has been announced for the Segel-Pearce spinoff as yet, but it’s highly likely to land sometime after the first Lego sequel.
The Billion Brick Race will mark both Segel and Pearce’s first proper foray into feature directing. Easing them into the process are The Lego Movie creative hub Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who are all on board to produce. The film is based on an original idea by Pearce that “excited the studio. »
- Gem Seddon
After helping Disney bring The Muppets back to the big screen a few years ago, Jason Segel is going to help Warner Bros. keep building on their expanding roster of films inspired by The Lego Movie. There's already a full-fledged sequel on the way in 2018, not to mention spin-offs for Ninjago in 2016 and Lego Batman in 2017 and now THR reports the studio is developing a new spin-off called The Billion Brick Race. Segel will co-write the script with Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce, and the two will also make their debut as co-directors on the spin-off film that will be produced by the Lego Movie universe brain trust of Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee. So what's this new one going to be about? Read on! Unfortunately, the plot details haven't been revealed, but I wouldn't be surprised if this was a film akin to It's a Mad, »
- Ethan Anderton
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