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Why is Hollywood building so many cinematic universes?

10 October 2014 4:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Marvel to Star Wars and Universal's monsters, Hollywood's become obsessed with universe building. Mark takes a closer look...

It feels weird to open with a spoiler warning for a medical drama from the 1980s, but if you're particularly sensitive to plot details from St. Elsewhere, you might wish to skip to the first sub-heading.

The infamous season finale placed all of the characters and events that had preceded it in the imagination of one of the doctors' autistic sons, Tommy Westphall, who dreamt it all up while staring into a snow globe that contained a replica of the hospital where it all took place. The funny thing is, St. Elsewhere had crossed over with other American TV shows, including Homicide: Life On The Street and Cheers, meaning they also potentially took place in Tommy's imagination.

Extrapolating on an argument advanced by the late, great comics and television writer Dwayne McDuffie, »

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'Godzilla' writer to reanimate 'Zombieland 2' for director Ruben Fleischer

1 October 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) After lying dead for years, the planned sequel to the 2009 comedy "Zombieland" is suddenly showing signs of life. Deadline reports Sony Pictures has hired "Godzilla" screenwriter Dave Callaham to tackle the script under the supervision of Ruben Fleischer, who’s expected to return to direct (although studio insiders contend no deal is in place). Penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the original film starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse on a cross-country road trip to the purported safety of the Los Angeles amusement park Pacific Playland. It grossed more than $102 million worldwide. While Fleischer admitted in January that the odds of a "Zombieland 2" were “slim,” he said, “I would not wanna put a nail in that coffin.” The director revealed the sequel would, of course, center on the same characters, but would up the stakes a bit. »

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Writer Selected for Zombieland 2, Ruben Fleischer to Direct

1 October 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Just like the macabre monsters they showcase, living dead films don’t die easily in film purgatory. In the wake of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ recent reanimation, the long-dormant sequel to Zombieland has awakened, risen, and is now lumbering through the early stages of development, as Sony Pictures has hired a writer to pen the sequel, and a familiar face is set to return to the director’s chair.

Currently referred to as Zombieland 2, the follow-up to 2009’s endearing zom-com is reported by Deadline to be heating up after a long stint on the back burner. Sony recently brought in Dave Callaham to pen the picture and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is set to oversee the script’s creation and return at the helm, though an official deal for the director’s chair has yet to be made. Callaham received a story credit for this year’s Godzilla »

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Zombieland 2 Gets A New Writer

1 October 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

After Amazon's unsuccessful attempt to turn it into a TV show and director Ruben Fleischer's disappointing follow-ups, 30 Minutes Or Less and Gangster Squad, it makes sense that Sony are nutting up once more. That's right, hold on to all your remaining Twinkies, because Zombieland 2 is a-coming.With Fleischer definitely back on board, you'd hope the writers of the 2009 zom-comedy would be too, but Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have moved on to other things: they're making Deadpool, the Watch Dogs game adaptation and, um, G.I. Joe Retaliation. Taking their place for the zee-quel is David Callaham, hot off doing a rewrite for Ant-Man as well as penning Godzilla.Zombieland's worldwide gross came in at $102 million (off a $23.6 million budget), and until World War Z it was the highest grossing zombie flim ever released in America. Sony and Fleischer will be hoping for something similarly successful second time around, »

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Zombieland 2 finally happening, Ruben Fleischer returning to direct

30 September 2014 10:55 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The long-lost plan for Zombieland 2 has been rediscovered - and director Ruben Fleischer is back on board...

Well, this has come out of the blue. For a long time, the planned sequel to Zombieland was missing, presumed dead. An Amazon TV pilot never took off, and there have been no murmurings about Zombieland 2 for a long time now.

However, it's suddenly a live project again.

Deadline has reported that Sony is re-recruiting helmer Ruben Fleischer, who helmed the original Zombieland, to direct. As for screenwriters, there appears to be no sign of original scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, with The Expendables' Dave Callaham hired to write the screenplay instead.

The original had a cast that featured Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. It's inevitably unclear thus far which of them are going to come back for Zombieland 2.

More news on the project as we hear it. »

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'Zombieland' Sequel Shuffles Forward With 'Godzilla' Writer

30 September 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Zombieland sequel now has a writer. Sony has hired Dave Callaham for its follow-up to the hit 2009 horror-comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Insiders say Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer will oversee the script with the intention for him to helm, but there is no deal. Deadline first reported the hiring of Callaham. Callaham's writing credits include this summer's Godzilla reboot, which grossed $524.9 million worldwide, and the 2010 Sylvester Stallone actioner The Expendables.  Read more 'Zombieland's' Ruben Fleischer Inks Universal TV Deal, Launches Production Company Zombieland was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and collected

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'Zombieland 2' Moves Forward with Director Ruben Fleischer

30 September 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After years of floundering in development, Sony Pictures is moving forward with Zombieland 2, hiring screenwriter Dave Callaham (Godzilla) to write the screenplay.

Ruben Fleischer, who directed the 2009 original hit Zombieland, is supervising the writing process and he will return to direct, although his deal isn't finalized at this time. No story details have been given, and it isn't immediately clear if the original Zombieland cast, which includes Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, will reprise their roles.

Original Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed in February 2010 that the sequel will be in 3D, but it isn't known if Sony is still planning on going down that route. The writers finished their script in September 2010, but we haven't heard anything about the project since then.

Dave Callaham received a story credit on this year's blockbuster Godzilla, and his other credits include The Expendables, The Expendables 2 and The Expendables 3. »

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‘Zombieland 2′ Back on Fast Track With New Writer

30 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Much like the characters implied by the title, Zombieland 2 keeps coming back to life. The original writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, have been thinking about a sequel for years and eventually spun some of those ideas into a Amazon TV pilot. The show was not picked up, and most thought that was the end. Like a […]

The post ‘Zombieland 2′ Back on Fast Track With New Writer appeared first on /Film. »

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Hero Blend #35: Deadpool Is Coming! Deadpool Is Coming!

25 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There exists and interesting similarity in the relationships between the comic book movie fans and the Deadpool movie, and Captain Ahab and Moby Dick. Lovers of the Merc With The Mouth have spent years and exhumed quite a bit of energy begging and waiting for the feature to actually happen, but it has long felt like a fruitless venture with no positive outcome in sight. But now everything is different. In fact, now everything is great. People: the Deadpool movie is actually happening! Reports of the project.s long-awaited emergence from development hell were reported all over this past week, as 20th Century Fox officially put Deadpool on their release calendar . the finished product now set to come out on February 12, 2016. Because we.ve been following the movie so closely over the last few years, it feels like we already know a ton about it: Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and »

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Why The Deadpool Movie Could Be Rated R After All

23 September 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Roughly five minutes after Deadpool fans learned that their beloved Merc With a Mouth would receive his own standalone movie (after Years of waiting), they also found something to complain about. The rumors started to swirl that the movie only was greenlit if the creative team behind the Deadpool film could deliver a PG-13 cut. Fans didn.t want to accept that, however, and the groundswell of negativity brewed higher and hotter. Here.s the funny part, though. No one could confirm that Deadpool had to be PG-13, and not R. In fact, Deadpool.s creator, Robert Liefeld, Tweeted his own thoughts on the matter, and also retweeted Rhett Reese, who penned the draft of the Deadpool movie that we believe Fox is using to get Wade Wilson in the cinematic pipeline: Hey, guys, no one knows yet whether Dpool will be R or PG-13. There may not be an »

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Deadpool screenwriter says a decision is yet to be made over PG-13 or R rating

23 September 2014 1:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week 20th Century Fox finally decided to pull the trigger on the long-gestating Deadpool movie, reacting to the overwhelmingly positive response to the leaked test footage from July by announcing that the Merc with the Mouth would be leading his own solo feature on February 12th, 2016.

Since then there’s been a lot of speculation as to whether Fox will go all out with an R-rating for Deadpool, or play it safe – and no doubt ensure greater box office returns – by restricting the levels of violence and bad language with a PG-13 certificate.

Well, according to Rhett Reese – who co-wrote the original screenplay with his writing partner Paul Wernick – a decision on the rating is yet to be determined, with Reese stating on Twitter that: “Hey, guys, no one knows yet whether Deadpool will be R or PG-13. There may not be an announcement for a long while. Hang in! »

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'Deadpool' Rating Not Yet Determined

22 September 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was reported shortly after Deadpool got the official green light from 20th Century Fox that one of the reasons it is moving ahead is because writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were able to find a way to keep the movie rated PG-13 without losing any of its edge, dark humor, or tone. This disappointed many longtime fans who waited through a long development process thinking the movie was going to be rated R. Today, Rhett Reese is claiming that may still be the case.

Rhett Reese sent out this tweet about the rating 20th Century Fox may eventually slap on the theatrical cut of Deadpool:

Hey, guys, no one knows yet whether Dpool will be R or PG-13. There may not be an announcement for a long while. Hang in!

Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) September 22, 2014

This, of course, flies in the face of what was previously reported. Meet »

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The Deadpool Film Is Not Yet Rated, Says Co-Writer

22 September 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Late last week, comic book fans were overjoyed by the announcement that the long-awaited Deadpool movie finally had a greenlight from a studio, and a February 2016 release date. That joy was immediately followed by a feeling of apprehension, however, as the fate of the film’s rating started popping up.

Diehard fans of the character will tell you that the Merc with a Mouth can only be properly brought to life with a hard R. Not only does Deadpool like to drop the occasional F-bomb, but he’s got a penchant for ultra violence that isn’t quite suitable for audiences of all ages. But, with the studio already taking a risk on greenlighting the film, will 20th Century Fox feel the need to appeal to mass audiences and tone things down a bit for a PG-13 rating instead?

An early report from Schmoes Know soon after the initial release »

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Rumors of a PG-13 'Deadpool' Rile Up Internet, Co-Writer Responds

22 September 2014 4:14 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Last week it was announced Fox would bring Deadpool to theaters in 2016 with Ryan Reynolds starring and Tim Miller directing. For the longest time it was said the film would likely never hit the big screen due to the fact the film would likely earn an R rating and Reynolds has constantly said that would be the case if it ever did get made. Well, a rumor started hitting the movie blogs earlier today when over Meet the Movie Press host Mark Reilly said, "They figured out how to make it PG-13. And therefore 'not lose its soul' - and that's a quote - of the script so that they can make it." Could it bec Now, one of the film's co-writers, Rhett Reese, has tweeted saying, "Hey, guys, no one knows yet whether Deadpool will be R or PG-13. There may not be an announcement for a long while. »

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Deadpool Rating Not Yet Determined Says Co-Writer

22 September 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following the big announcement last week that Deadpool has finally been taken out of development hell and given a February 12, 2016, release date, the latest buzz surrounding the Merc with a Mouth adaptation has questioned whether or not director Tim Miller will be constrained by a PG-13 rating like all the X-Men movies. This sort of thing is usually determined when actual footage exists, but a report surfaced recently suggesting that Fox is indeed giving the Ryan Reynolds-starrer a PG-13 rating, as opposed to the much-desired R. However, one of the writers of the praised Deadpool script, Rhett Reese, has taken to his Twitter account to set the record straight. What do you think?   Hey, guys, no one knows yet whether Dpool will be R or PG-13. There may not be an announcement for a long while. Hang in! — Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) September 22, 2014 »

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Rumor: ‘Deadpool’ Movie Now Happening Because It’s PG-13

22 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

One of the most surprising news stories of the past week had to be the fact Fox finally greenlit a Deadpool movie. The film had been in development for years. Director Tim Miller was attached, a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick had been floating around the internet for years, and rumors swirled of […]

The post Rumor: ‘Deadpool’ Movie Now Happening Because It’s PG-13 appeared first on /Film. »

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Update: Deadpool PG-13 rating far from certain

21 September 2014 11:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

One of the writers of the Deadpool movie suggests talk of a PG-13 version is premature...

Update: Hang on a minute - there may just be some hope here. One of the screenwriters of the Deadpool movie, Rhett Reese, has taken to his Twitter account to dampen down rumours of a PG-13 Deadpool. Here's the message that Reese Tweeted out - and here's hoping that the R-rated version happens...

Hey, guys, no one knows yet whether Dpool will be R or PG-13. There may not be an announcement for a long while. Hang in!

Rhett Reese (@RhettReese) September 22, 2014

Our original story follows...

Fresh in from our 'it sounded too good to be true' department comes news that the greenlight given to the long-mooted Deadpool may have had a sting in the tail. For a long time, the thinking was that it was virtually impossible to do justice to the harder »

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'Deadpool' Will Be Rated PG-13 Instead of R

20 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After years of languishing in development hell, 20th Century Fox has finally decided to move forward with a Deadpool movie. Long expected to be a low-budget R rated outing full of violence and foul language, a new report backs up claims from July that this version will be rated PG-13, and that's the reason behind it finally getting made.

It was long assumed that Fox was struggling with their decision to make Deadpool PG-13 or R. It is being reported now that the only reason director Tim Miller got the go-ahead from the studio was because writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were able to find a way to make the film PG-13 without losing its dark tone and sense of humor. The film will definitely push PG-13 to the edge.

Meet the Movie Press explains the situation on their latest episode:

"I heard from the director&#160that they finally figured out the script, »

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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Deadpool, Doctor Strange, Venom, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, DC Television and more

20 September 2014 6:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of the latest superhero news and talking points, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Punisher, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, Deadpool, The Fantastic Four, Venom, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Superman Returns, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Lucifer, Supergirl, Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, Powers and more…

It looks like Marvel Studios is gearing up to kick off the promotion for next year’s sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, with this week bringing us the first official synopsis for Joss Whedon’s eagerly-anticipated follow-up to his 2012 blockbuster, which reads as follows:

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, »

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Deadpool Creator Comments on Deadpool Movie Announcement

20 September 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

20th Century Fox recently announced that it's moving forward with a "Deadpool" movie and has scheduled it to hit theaters on February 12th, 2016. Today, Rob Liefeld, the creator of Deadpool, commented on the news, which he has been waiting for since "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." He wrote: "I am absolutely beyond thrilled that Deadpool has been officially announced! I'm thrilled for Tim Miller, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds as well as all the guys at Blur Studio! This is a tremendous achievement for them! Rhett and Paul wrote a brilliant, and I don't throw that word around loosely, a brilliant script! Audiences are going to go on the ride of their collective lives with this film as they envisioned it! Tim Miller is a genius, he is brilliant as everyone who witnessed the leaked footage witnessed! There is so much more to come! Deadpool fans will freak out when »

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