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Deadline is reporting that CBS Films has snapped up Tesla & Twain, an action-adventure pitch from writer Eric Siegel (Men at Work, The Emoji Movie), which is being produced by Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book).
Details on the project are scarce, but it’s said that the film will present “a fictional exploration of the real historical friendship between the great writer Mark Twain and the genius inventor Nikola Tesla.”
Nikola Tesla is also set to appear as a character in the currently-in-production The Current War, where he is being portrayed by Nicholas Hoult. He was also played by David Bowie in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige back in 2006. »
- Amie Cranswick
No matter what you think of Sony’s upcoming Emoji Movie, you have to give its screenwriter, Eric Siegel, at least a little credit for figuring out a way to make an actual narrative out of a bunch of static little doodles on your cell phone. Now there’s word of what his next script will entail, and it should be a breeze to write compared to that mess. According to Deadline Hollywood, Siegel has sold a pitch to CBS Films for an action-adventure movie about Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain—you know, based on all the fantastical hijinks those geniuses got up to.
As weird as that sounds, at least Siegel has a shred of actual history to go off of for this one. Tesla and Twain were real-life buddies who are said to have met in New York and become fast friends. One legendary story about the duo »
- Matt Gerardi
Exclusive: CBS Films has closed a deal to acquire Tesla & Twain, an action-adventure pitch from Eric Siegel, the scribe behind Sony Pictures’ upcoming The Emoji Movie and the TV series Men at Work. The Jungle Book‘s Brigham Taylor will produce. The film is a fictional exploration of the real historical friendship between the great writer Mark Twain and the genius inventor Nikola Tesla. Alex Ginno will oversee this genius collision for CBS Films. Siegel is repped by Apa… »
Hacker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer), exuberant Gene (T.J. Miller) and his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) embark on the app-venture of a lifetime in Sony Pictures Animation’s Emojimovie: Express Yourself, in theaters summer 2017.
Making good on the commitment to increase overall output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family films, Sony Pictures Animation today released the project details on its upcoming roster of titles through 2018, along with additional highly anticipated future feature film projects, including one from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says, “We are proud of the artist-driven titles we have coming to the marketplace. The abundance, variety and quality of the features are a testament to the wealth of creative talents who call Sony Pictures Animation their home.”
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- ComicMix Staff
Sony Pictures Animation has announced new additions to the cast of The Emoji Movie, with Sir Patrick Stewart set to lend his voice to the character of Poop alongside Maya Rudolph as Smiler, Jake T. Austin as Alex and Jennifer Coolidge as Mary Meh.
The Emoji Movie is being directed by Tony Leondis from a script by Leondis, Eric Siegel and Mike White. The previously announced voice cast includes T.J. Miller as Gene, James Corden as Hi-5, Ilana Glazer as Jailbreak and Steven Wright as Mel Meh.
See Also: Watch the trailer for The Emoji Movie
The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was »
- Gary Collinson
Throughout his decorated career, Sir Patrick Stewart has amassed a collection of truly memorable roles. We’ve had the great Professor X – a role that Stewart will soon reprise for James Mangold’s Logan – Star Trek‘s Jean-Luc Picard and, more recently, Darcy Banker, the neo-Nazi skinhead seen in Jeremy Saulnier’s excellent Green Room. But in 2017, Stewart will lend his voice to Sony’s Emoji Movie.
He’ll play Poop – no, really – and we understand that Stewart has climbed on board alongside a whole host of newcomers including Jennifer Coolidge, Bridesmaids alum Maya Rudolph as Smiler, and Jake T. Austin as the human character of Sony’s twee animation. Anthony Leondis is at the helm for The Emoji Movie, which largely centers around Gene (Deadpool’s T.J. Miller), a sprightly symbol who has essentially been rendered the outcast of Textopolis after displaying more than one emotion. In order to course-correct his internal code, »
- Michael Briers
Sir Patrick Stewart just landed a literal shit role: The dignified actor, best known for his trademark work in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men franchise, scooped up the part of Poop in the upcoming Emoji Movie, Sony Pictures announced Wednesday.
The company revealed the casting via Twitter, writing, "So excited to announce the distinguished @SirPatStew as Poop in the #EmojiMovie," along with a picture of Stewart's character, a charming pile of feces wearing a bow-tie.
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