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“Unicorn Executions and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw” is collection of quirky drawings that Pulitzer-Prize winning illustrator Steve Breen drew for his children.
Senior VP of production Erik Baiers and Sara Scott will oversee for Uni.
CAA had been packaging this project for sometime with writers and producers having to make unusual pitches for what the film would look like since the book has no story.
- Justin Kroll
Universal Pictures has won a bidding war for the film rights to a comedy package based on Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Steve Breen’s upcoming book of illustrations, Unicorn Executions and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw. Rawson Thurber, who directed New Line's hit comedy We're the Millers, is attached to direct while Simon Rich attached to write the script. CAA packaged the project. The project drew interest from several studios on Thursday and Friday before finally going to Universal, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief, A Million Ways to Die in the West) will produce the film under
- Rebecca Ford
NBC is tapping into Universal Pictures' horror catalog once again by developing a TV series based on the 2010 feature film The Wolfman, which starred Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. That film was a remake of the 1941 classic The Wolf Man that starred Lon Chaney Jr. as the title character.
Dracula head writer and executive producer Daniel Knauf is writing the pilot script and executive producing. The show will tackle themes of being a man and a human, centering on Lawrence Talbott, who suffers from an ancient curse that transforms him into a vicious werewolf when a full moon appears.
Scott Stuber, who produced The Wolfman movie, will serve as executive producer alongside Daniel Knauf and Quan Phung. No production schedule was given, but if the network orders The Wolfman to series, it will likely find a home on its Friday night block of supernatural-themed programming, which includes Grimm and Dracula. »
Entitled "The WolfMan," the supernatural thriller series is inspired not by the 1941 classic but by the critically reviled 2010 remake starring Benicio Del Toro.
The story centers on Lawrence Talbot, who is afflicted by an ancient curse to become a werewolf. Knauf is writing and executive producing with Scott Stuber and Quan Phung, Stuber was a producer on the film.
Should all go well, the series would join NBC's "Friday supernatural block" currently anchored by "Grimm" and "Dracula".
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It's taken a few episodes to find its footing, but Daniel Knauf's recent spin on "Dracula" has finally come into its own, making for some great TV with a classic character. Universal is obviously pleased as well because they're ready to let Knauf sink his claws into another of their iconic characters.
According to Deadline, NBC is developing a contender for its Friday supernatural block anchored by "Grimm," which is currently paired with "Dracula." It hails from "Dracula" executive producer/head writer Knauf ("Carnivale") and is based on Universal Pictures’ Scott Stuber-produced 2010 feature The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, which in turn was a remake of the 1941 movie.
"The Wolfman" is one of two projects Knauf has at NBC, along with a supernatural telenovela produced by Electus that is part of the company’s 3-for-1 telenovela deal at NBC, intended to result in a 13-episode order. »
- Uncle Creepy
Exclusive: NBC is developing a contender for it Friday supernatural block anchored by Grimm, which is currently paired with Dracula. It hails from Dracula executive producer/head writer Daniel Knauf and is based on Universal Pictures’ Scott Stuber-produced 2010 feature The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, which in turn was a remake of the 1941 movie. The WolfMan is one of two projects Knauf has at NBC, along with a supernatural telenovela produced by Electus that is part of the company’s 3-for-1 telenovela deal at NBC, intended to result in a 13-episode order. The WolfMan, produced by Universal Pictures sibling Universal TV and Stuber’s studio-based Bluegrass Films & TV, is described as a supernatural thriller that explores what it means to be a man and to be human. It centers on Lawrence Talbot, who is afflicted by an ancient curse and jacks into the powerful, primordial soul »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Exclusive: Universal Pictures and producer Scott Stuber have set Sarah Treem to adapt Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year Of Living With Joy, the memoir by Susan Spencer-Wendel and Bret Witter that the studio bought in a seven-figure deal in June 2012. This was after the book landed a $2.3 million publishing deal from HarperCollins, back when the working title was Breathe Deeply. This is the memoir by Spencer-Wendel of facing her mortality as Als begins to take a toll on her. Treem’s recent credits include HBO’s In Treatment, Netflix’s House Of Cards and the Showtime pilot The Affair. Spencer-Wendel is a longtime court reporter for the Palm Beach Post who, at age 44, was diagnosed with Als, the degenerative ailment most commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease that destroys the nerves that power muscles including the lungs. The book and movie action came from a Wall Street Journal article written about her illness. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Stuart Blumberg (“The Kids Are All Right”) has sold a comedy pitch to New Line with Scott Stuber (“Ted”) of Bluegrass Pictures and the Maven Pictures team of Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler on board to produce.
Story centers around two families — a blue-state liberal and a red-state conservative — discovering they have been raising the other’s son since they were accidentally switched 17 years ago.
New was first reported by Deadline.com.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Stuart Blumberg has sold an original comedy pitch to New Line Cinema with Scott Stuber and Maven Pictures duo Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler producing. The untitled comedy centers around two very different families, one a blue-state liberal, the other a red-state conservative, who discover that they have been raising the other’s son since they were switched by accident 17 years ago. Blumberg scripted The Kids Are All Right, for which he got an Oscar nom, and he made his directing debut on the sex addiction tale Thanks For Sharing with Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow. Stuber will produce through his Bluegrass Films banner and Styler and Rattray through Maven Pictures. Blumberg’s Class 5 Films cohorts Edward Norton and Bill Migliore are exec producing. This is a reunion between Rattray and Blumberg, who collaborated on The Kids Are All Right. New Line’s Richard Brener and Michael Disco are overseeing for New Line. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Update: Appearing on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on October 28, "47 Ronin" star Keanu Reeves Earlier: A new trailer has landed for the long-awaited and much beleaguered Samurai action picture "47 Ronin," directed by rookie Carl Rinsch, produced at Universal by Scott Stuber and starring Keanu Reeves. The $225 million production, originally slated for a fall 2012 release, has been notoriously troubled by setbacks and re-shoots. Watch below.Also starring in the CG-laden action fantasy film are Hiroyuki Sanada ("The Wolverine"), Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi ("Pacific Rim"). This is the first would-be tentpole for star Keanu Reeves in over half a decade. Reeves also has his own martial arts directorial debut, "Man of Tai Chi," hitting theaters this coming weekend (trailer below); reviews thus far are middling. Update: Appearing on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on October 28, Reeves described the difficulties he encountered shooting the film, »
- Beth Hanna
Variety has learned that Dylan Clark is favored to take over for Abdy as president of Bluegrass. Clark has a longstanding relationship with Stuber, and it has been long believed by those in the industry that the two would work together eventually.
Abdy joined Bluegrass in 2008. Prior to that she served as exec VP of development and production at Paramount, reporting to Brad Weston during his time there as president of production. Abdy again will report to Weston, who currently is president and CEO of New Regency.
“I could not be more pleased to bring Pam into New Regency,” Weston said in a statement. “Her exceptional taste, strong filmmaker relationships and incredible work ethic are precisely in line with our focus at New Regency. »
- Andrew Stewart
Pam Abdy has left Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass Films and has joined New Regency as president of production. Abdy is a respected executive who also made waves as president of Jersey Films when the company produced Zach Braff’s directorial debut Garden State. Photos: 25 of Fall's Most Anticipated Movies She then segued to Paramount where, as executive vice president of development and production, she oversaw films including Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, Kimberly Peirce’s Stop-Loss, Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Babel and Mark Waters’ Mean Girls. Since 2008 she’s been at Bluegrass, where she oversaw the production of
- Borys Kit
Pamela Abdy is leaving Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass Films and joining New Regency as president of production, multiple individuals with knowledge of the deal have told TheWrap. Abdy will report directly to New Regency president/CEO Brad Weston, who she previously worked with at Paramount. Abdy joins New Regency from Bluegrass Films where she served as president, overseeing and producing films such as “Identity Thief” and the upcoming releases “47 Ronin,” “Endless Love” and “Kill The Messenger,” which she executive produced. Prior to joining Bluegrass, she served as executive VP of development and production at Paramount, where she oversaw films including Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter. »
- Jeff Sneider
Update: That was quick. New Regency has confirmed the Abdy deal. Release is below the original break. Exclusive: I’m hearing that Pam Abdy, president of Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass, will be moving shortly to become president of production at New Regency under CEO Brad Weston. I’m trying to confirm. Stay tuned. She worked with Weston when he ran Paramount. Pam Abdy has been named president of production for New Regency, it was announced today by Brad Weston, the company’s president and chief executive officer. Her appointment is effective immediately. Abdy joins New Regency from Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass Films where she served as president, overseeing and producing films such as Identity Thief and the upcoming 47 Ronin, Endless Love and Kill The Messenger, which she executive produced. Prior to joining Bluegrass, she served as executive vice president of development and production at Paramount, where she oversaw films including Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The trio will begin work on the Sony lot in November.
Pam Abdy (pictured) has been named president of production at New Regency, effective immediately.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Erik Matti's arresting and propulsive Filipino crime thriller On The Job has been a fave around these here parts since it premiered at Director's Fortnight in Cannes this past spring. Now get ready for Baltasar Kormákur's On The Job.While the Contraband and 2 Guns director had developing a version of the real life story that Matti's film was based around since even before that went behind cameras, it is just now that Universal Pictures has nabbed the option for Kormákur s version. Both films are based on a true crime story about a group of prison inmates who were released to work as high level contract killers for government and military higher ups.Variety dropped word today of the deal with original producers Xyz Films and Scott Stuber's Universal-based...
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The story follows the real-life scandal where prison inmates were temporarily released to work as contract killers on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials.
The film is partly inspired by Erik Matti's 2013 Filipino film of the same name. In fact, Kormakur had been developing a project based on the true events before 'Job' began production.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Kormakur will also produce for his Rvk Studios while Stuber will produce through his Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner. Xyz Films partners Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian will also produce.
Inspiration for the concept came from Erik Matti’s Filipino movie “On The Job.” Kormakur had already begun developing a project based on the same events as “On The Job” with Xyz Films before the Filipino film began production.
The pic is based on the real-life scandal where prison inmates were temporarily released from prison to work as contract killers on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials.
- Justin Kroll
Hot mama! A little more than 13 years after she first appeared in the pages of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue, Molly Sims can still rock a bikini like it's her job. On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Las Vegas actress showed off her sexy physique while on vacation with her family in Mexico. Lounging poolside in Cabo San Lucas with her husband, Scott Stuber, and their 15-month-old son, Brooks, the jewelry designer displayed her toned abs and long legs in a white two-piece swimsuit and a semi-sheer [...] »
Molly Sims put her incredible bikini body on display when she popped up in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, while on vacation with her husband, Scott Stuber, and their son, Brooks. The model mama played in a pool with Brooks, who wore a cute long-sleeved set, and covered up with a black sarong. Molly and her family have become quite the jet-setters, and they are rubbing elbows with one very famous family. Back in September, Molly and her son were spotted playing with David Beckham and his daughter, Harper, at a playground in NYC. According to Molly, she didn't even realize that her son was playing with Harper until after the two tots started to form a bond. "I'm like, 'Who is he talking to? Who is he playing with?' And, yes, he was with Harper Beckham," Molly said, adding that David is "the nicest guy" and "a good dad. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
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