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The Autopsy of Jane Doe director replaces Guillermo del Toro on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Last January it was announced that Guillermo del Toro had signed on to develop and potentially direct an adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s book trilogy Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark for CBS Films.

Well, as is often the case with del Toro, the filmmaker has passed on directing, with Andre Ovredal (Trollhunters, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) signing on as his replacement. Del Toro remains involved as a producer alongside Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave.

The latest draft of the script has been penned by Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie), and follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town. Filming is slated to begin in the summer.

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Director Revealed for Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Movie

Alvin Schwartz’s and Stephen Gammell’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark illustrated books have provided decades of nightmare fuel for readers, and a film adaptation has been lurking in the works for years. Now the project is taking a step forward into our reality with a director now set to take the reins on the spooky project.

Deadline reports that Trollhunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe director André Øvredal is set to helm a movie based on the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book trilogy for CBS Films.

While Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark feature a wide range of terrifying tales, the movie will focus on "a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town." Production on the movie is expected to start in the summer of 2018.

Guillermo del Toro was once expected to direct the film,
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The Lego Movie Franchise: The Marriage of Movies and Merchandising

Sarah Myles on The Lego Movie franchise and the marriage of movie merchandising…

Forty years ago, there was a seismic shift in the film industry, when Bernard Loomis of Kenner Toys decided that Star Wars was ‘toyetic.’ That shift, all those years ago, has led us on a journey of courtship between movies and merchandising, that has brought us to The Lego Movie franchise. There have been many diversions along way – perhaps, most notably, Hasbro and the Transformers film franchise – but Lego… well, Lego is different. Lego – with all its flexibility and trans-generational appeal – has created the ultimate marriage between movies and merchandise.

The rise of movie merchandising

Bernard Loomis was a toy development executive who had worked for Mattel during the introduction of its Hot Wheels line of toy cars in the late 1960s, and proposed the animated television show that subsequently went along with it. Such an endeavour proved problematic,
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Guillermo del Toro Reveals That the World of Trollhunters Will Expand into Trilogy Series Called Tales Of Arcadia

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When teenager Jim discovered a world of trolls beneath the surface of his small town of Arcadia, he thought his world couldn't get any bigger, but he was wrong. At a special screening of DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2 (coming to Netflix in December), series creator Guillermo del Toro revealed that the animated story of Trollhunters will expand into a trilogy known as Tales of Arcadia, with new series 3 Below and Wizards premiering on Netflix in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Below, we have the official press release with more details on 3 Below and Wizards, and you can watch the new teaser video to get an idea of how the new series are going to rock the world of Arcadia residents:

Press Release: On Monday evening during a preview screening of DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced that the world of Trollhunters will expand to become a trilogy of series called Tales of Arcadia.
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Return to Arcadia in the Trailer for Trollhunters Part 2

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It's not easy to be a teenager and save the world, but Jim Lake Jr. has to do just that in the new trailer for Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, featuring the voices of Steven Yeun, Anjelica Huston, and the late, great Anton Yelchin.

From the mind of Guillermo del Toro, part 2 of Trollhunters will premiere on Netflix on December 15th, and we have the official press release with full details:

Press Release: In Part 2 of the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters, ordinary teen-turned-Trollhunter Jim Lake Jr. faces new challenges in his continued battle to protect his hometown of Arcadia and the fantastical Troll world he inherited. Jim's risky decision to enter the Darklands unearths startling discoveries, forcing him and his friends to face gripping consequences as they race to end the battle against evil.

This global family viewing event from acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will bring viewers of all ages together,
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Lego Ninjago Movie Poster Finds the Ninja Within Ya

Lego Ninjago Movie Poster Finds the Ninja Within Ya
Warner Bros. has released a new poster for their highly-anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, The Lego Ninjago Movie, which could hint that a new trailer is on the way as well. It's been four months since the first Lego Ninjago Movie trailer debuted in February, so perhaps this poster could be getting fans ready for the next batch of footage. This one-sheet features several of these stealth ninja character, seem hiding high in the trees above, brandishing several different Lego Ninago weapons like swords, nunchucks and a bow and arrow set. These ninjas are certainly not ones to be trifled with.

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever,
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Lego Ninjago Movie Trailer Has Robots, Monsters and Lots of Action

Lego Ninjago Movie Trailer Has Robots, Monsters and Lots of Action
After a short teaser that debuted yesterday, Warner Bros. has released the full-length trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie. We also have the first poster, all of which can be seen in your local theater this weekend as Lego Batman Movie makes its premiere. The Lego movie universe is expanding, and as evident in this latest footage, there's going to be some bad blood raging through the rivers of Ninjago.

A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures' Lego franchise, The Lego Ninjago Movie} stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Pe&#241a, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan. In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon,
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Prepare yourself for The Lego Ninjago Movie Trailer

Author: Jon Lyus

Today we have our first look at the latest brick-built CG animated film with the release of the The Lego Ninjago Movie trailer. The enormous success of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Lego Movie, and another certain box office bonanza courtesy of Chris McKay’s The Lego Batman Movie, made this new film an obvious choice.

The toy range on which this new movie is based was originally released in 2011. Quickly adding engaging characters and a cohesive world, blending modern and ancient elements, to Lego’s previous ninja set, Ninjago has spawned dozens of sets and figures. There are whole libraries of books as well as six series of animated TV adventures. A feature film based on the toy range will have a huge audience eager to catch the Masters of Spinjitzu on the big screen.

The Lego Ninjago Movie Logo

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First Lego Ninjago Movie Footage Unleashes a Secret Ninja Force

First Lego Ninjago Movie Footage Unleashes a Secret Ninja Force
Yesterday, we got to see three images from the hugely anticipated animated comedy adventure The Lego Ninjago Movie. It is the second spin-off of The Lego Movie following this weekend's Lego Batman Movie, which is in theaters Friday. The first sneak peek at Ninjago will be followed by the full trailer reveal sometime tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8.

A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures' Lego franchise, The Lego Ninjago Movie stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Pe&#241a, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan. In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors.

Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad.
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Meet Jackie Chan as Master Wu in Lego Ninjago Movie

This weekend, Warner Bros. will release the first of their highly-anticipated Lego Movie spin-offs, The Lego Batman Movie, which brings back Will Arnett as the voice of Batman. Later this year, fans will be introduced to another corner of the Lego universe with The Lego Ninjago Movie, slated for release on September 22. While we wait for the first trailer's release, Warner Bros. has shared new images, featuring Jackie Chan as Master Wu, Justin Theroux as the villainous Lord Garmadon, Dave Franco as Garmadon's estranged son Lloyd, and the ninjas in his "super squad," Kai (Michael Pe&#241a), Zane (Zach Woods), Cole (Fred Armisen), Jay (Kumail Nanjiani) and Nya (Abbi Jacobson).

USA Today debuted these images, and also spoke with Dave Franco and Justin Theroux about their characters. Justin Theroux is described as the "black-helmeted, four-armed supervillain" who tries to rule over Ninjago City. Standing in his way is a team of teenage ninjas,
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Netflix Mashes Stranger Things & Trollhunters in Video

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In celebration of DreamWorks Trollhunters, which premiered on Netflix on Friday, December 23rd, DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix have released an out-of-this-world mash up featuring elements of the wildly-popular Stranger Things! Trollhunters took fans by storm when it premiered all 26 episodes, a first for a Netflix original. Not only were fans ecstatic but critical acclaim has soared since the premiere putting Trollhunters at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes! See your favorite characters back in action in the video below!

From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil,
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Enter the Heartstone Trollmarket in a New Clip from Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters

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Another world exists beneath our own in Guillermo del Toro's animated series Trollhunters, and a new clip introduces viewers to the Heartstone Trollmarket.

"From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class. A must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the globe into the rich and creative world of this all-new Netflix original series, premiering worldwide December 23, 2016.

Voice talent includes Kelsey Grammer (“The Simpsons,
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Jim Unleashes an Amulet’s Power in New Clip from Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters

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"For the glory of Merlin, daylight is mine to commend..." Ahead of its December 23rd premiere on Netflix, a new clip from the animated series Trollhunters (executive produced by Guillermo del Toro and based on the book of the same name that he wrote with Daniel Kraus) shows Jim unlocking the power and donning the armor of his newfound amulet.

"From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class. A must-see viewing event for the entire family,
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Steven Yeun, Guillermo del Toro & More Discuss Animated Series Trollhunters in New Featurette

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Ahead of its December 23rd premiere on Netflix, the new animated series Trollhunters (based on the novel of the same name by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus) is teased and discussed in a new featurette that includes executive producer del Toro and voice cast members Steven Yeun, Ron Perlman, and Kelsey Grammer.

"Trollhunters is an epic saga from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro featuring a group of friends who discover a fantastical new world wrapped beneath their home town and who will face a battle between good and bad trolls. All episodes available on December 23, 2016.

Featuring stunning visuals and ambitious, complex storytelling from the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro, Trollhunters raises the bar for family series as a global must-see viewing event for the entire family.

Trollhunters is produced by DreamWorks Animation for Netflix. Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians,
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Nycc 2016: Watch the Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Animated Series Trollhunters

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Guillermo del Toro introduced New York Comic-Con attendees to a world beneath our own with the official trailer for his new animated series, Trollhunters, premiering on Netflix this December.

"Trollhunters is an epic saga from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro featuring a group of friends who discover a fantastical new world wrapped beneath their home town and who will face a battle between good and bad trolls. All episodes available on December 23, 2016.

Featuring stunning visuals and ambitious, complex storytelling from the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro, Trollhunters raises the bar for family series as a global must-see viewing event for the entire family.

Trollhunters is produced by DreamWorks Animation for Netflix. Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians, National Treasure) serve as executive producers. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie) are co-executive producers,
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Lego Ninjago Movie Gets Olivia Munn as Koko

Lego Ninjago Movie Gets Olivia Munn as Koko
The main cast has been put together for The Lego Ninjago Movie, a new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures' Lego franchise. The film will star Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Pe&#241a, Zach Woods and the legendary Jackie Chan. The Lego Ninjago Movie is slated to open nationwide on September 22, 2017.

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and Lego Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull
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‘Lego Ninjago Movie’: Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Jackie Chan Join Voice Cast

‘Lego Ninjago Movie’: Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Jackie Chan Join Voice Cast
The Lego Ninjago Movie” has found its voice.

The film has cast Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and Jackie Chan.

The movie is slated to open nationwide on Sept. 22, 2017.

In this big-screen “Ninjago” adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd (Franco), aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and Lego Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, who’s as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce, but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.

The Lego Ninjago Movie” marks the feature film
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Jackie Chan And Ant-man Star Michael Peña Among The All-Star Voice Cast Of The Lego Ninjago Movie

The success of The Lego Movie inspired Warner Bros. to move forward with a number of spinoffs, one of which is The Lego Ninjago Movie, a popular toy property which has already had a TV series on Cartoon Network. Other than a release date (September 22nd, next year), little to nothing has been revealed about this one, but the voice cast and synopsis have now surfaced thanks to Brickset.  Thanks to information which surfaced at the Licensing Expo, we now know that the all-star lineup will include Jackie Chan as Master Wu, Dave Franco as Lloyd, Michael Peña as Kai, Abbi Jacobson as Nya, Kumail Nanjiani as Jay, Zach Woods as Zane, and Fred Armisen as Cole. The Lego Ninjago Movie is being directed by Charlie Bean with a script by Ninjago vets Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman.    "Inspired by the wildly popular Lego line of toys, Ninjago is the
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"Lego Ninjago Movie" Cast List Revealed

In the wake of "The Lego Movie" scoring critical acclaim and commercial success, Warner Bros. Pictures has set up a whole new slate of Lego-themed films with a direct sequel in the works along with next year's "The Lego Batman Movie".

But there's another one in there, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" which is based on the popular toy line which has already yielded a TV series on Cartoon Network. Very little has been revealed about the film until today as Brickset has uncovered the voice cast for the film whilst attending the Licensing Expo.

The cast includes: Jackie Chan as Master Wu, Dave Franco as Lloyd, Michael Pena as Kai, Abbi Jacobson as Nya, Kumail Nanjiani as Jay, Zach Woods as Zane, and Fred Armisen as Cole. There's also an official synopsis which you can see below:

"Inspired by the wildly popular Lego line of toys, Ninjago is the story
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Trollhunters: Kelsey Grammer, Anton Yelchin to Star in Netflix Animated Series

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Creator and Executive Producer Guillermo Del Toro, who co-authored the Trollhunters novel with Daniel Kraus, has announced the cast for his upcoming Trollhunters TV show on Netflix. Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, and Anton Yelchin are set to star in the fantasy drama. The show is slated for a December 2016 premiere.

Trollhunters is produced by DreamWorks Animation for Netflix. Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim, and Christina Steinberg are executive producing. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman are co-executive producers. Chad Hammes is producing.

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