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Lionsgate CEO Talks Future of ‘Hunger Games’ Franchise, Starz Merger

20 July 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jon Feltheimer has just come from a breakfast meeting with 50 members of his theatrical distribution team. It’s one of many informal session that the Lionsgate CEO likes to hold with employees at the studio behind “The Hunger Games” and “Mad Men.” No subject is off the table, as the rank and file are invited to ask him about anything ranging from his corporate vision to his personal life.

“This is a collaborative place,” said Feltheimer. “With only 750 people doing mostly the same job that 3,000 are doing at some of the other studios, we have to have full transparency.”

Francis Lawrence, the director of three of the “Hunger Games” films, agrees that the culture at Lionsgate is unique, hailing the studio’s “boutique feel.”

“There’s a family vibe when you’re there,” he said. “There’s not a lot of red tape or rules.”

Lionsgate’s smaller size has »

- Brent Lang

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CAA's Adam Berkowitz: Film talent still flocking to TV

12 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The head of CAA’s television department was speaking on a Jerusalem Film Festival panel.

Adam Berkowitz, co-head of television at CAA, discussed the increasing convergence between film and television in an industry workshop on Monday (July 11) at Jerusalem Film Festival (July 7-17).

The Us agent, who has managed the sales and packaging of a multitude of successful TV shows including True Detective and House Of Cards, said that nowadays he would always first seek to attach film talent to a strong piece of material.

“It’s not that they’re better than the people working in television but they carry so much more weight and it gets everyone so much more excited, which helps going into the marketplace,” said Berkowitz.

“I work with directors like Sam Raimi, Francis Lawrence and Ang Lee. A project with Ang Lee attached to it is going to get so much more attention than even the biggest TV director.”

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- matt.mueller@screendaily.com (Matt Mueller)

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Adam Berkowitz: Film talent flocking to TV

12 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The head of CAA’s television department was speaking on a Jerusalem Film Festival panel.

Adam Berkowitz, head of the television department at CAA, discussed the increasing convergence between film and television in an industry workshop on Monday (July 11) at Jerusalem Film Festival (July 7-17).

The Us agent, who has managed the sales and packaging of a multitude of successful TV shows including True Detective and House Of Cards, said that nowadays he would always first seek to attach film talent to a strong piece of material.

“It’s not that they’re better than the people working in television but they carry so much more weight and it gets everyone so much more excited, which helps going into the marketplace,” said Berkowitz. “I represent directors like Sam Raimi, Francis Lawrence and Ang Lee. A project with Ang Lee attached to it is going to get so much more attention than even the biggest TV director.”

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- matt.mueller@screendaily.com (Matt Mueller)

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Albert Hughes-Directed Film ‘The Solutrean’ Under Investigation After Using Five Dead Bison For A Scene – Report

22 June 2016 3:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Solutrean,” a new survival story directed by Albert Hughes and set during the Ice Age, is being investigated to see if they slaughtered five bison for a scene in the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, on April 27, five bison carcasses were arranged on set in Alberta, Canada. The animals had been slaughtered and partially skinned the previous day to be used in a specific scene. The American Humane Association prohibits the use of animals killed for the purpose of film production, and are now looking into the project to see if there was any foul play.

“We were alerted to allegations that, if true, are a clear violation of our standards,” said Aha rep Mark Stubis in a statement. “If, in the course of the ongoing investigation, the American Humane Association discovers that any laws were broken or violated, we will submit the evidence to the proper channels immediately, »

- Liz Calvario

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Movie News: 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie Moves Forward; Jennifer Lawrence Heads Toward Medical Drama

10 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Battlestar Galactica: Lisa Joy (HBO's upcoming sci-fi series Westworld) has been hired to write the screenplay for a big-screen version of Battlestar Galactica. Director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2) is said to be considering the project. Battlestar Galactica debuted as a rather goofy TV show in the late 1970s and then was reborn as a more serious drama on basic cable in 2003 (above). It's now considered a possible launching pad for a new movie franchise. [Deadline]   Jennifer Lawrence: Actress Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in an untitled medical drama about a controversial blood-testing company. Lawrence would play Elizabeth Holmes, who founded a company that saw its value soar before plummeting after it came under...

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Gets ‘Westworld’ Screenwriter, Wants Francis Lawrence to Direct

10 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Battlestar Galactica movie has been in on-again, off-again development for years, and a few months ago we heard Universal still wasn’t ready to give up. We’ll see whether this latest incarnation of the project gets any further than the earlier ones did, but as of this week it is one step closer to liftoff. Westworld scribe Lisa […]

The post ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Gets ‘Westworld’ Screenwriter, Wants Francis Lawrence to Direct appeared first on /Film. »

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Battlestar Galactica Has Happened Before, Will Happen Again With 'Westworld' Writer

10 June 2016 10:51 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Remember a few years ago when Universal was working on a Battlestar Galactica feature film? Turns out it's still happening and it has some exciting new names attached. We first have to go all the way back to 2009 when work on this film project first started. The 2003/4 Syfy reboot of the 70s series was just wrapping up and Universal got together with Glen A. Larson to start work in a big-screen version. The project was meant to be a reimagining of the story which did not continue with the continuity of the original television series or the reboot but would include the characters we know like Adama, Starbuck, and Baltar. Bryan Singer was attached to direct at one point and in 2011 John Orloff was close to writing, telling Deadline “I have wanted to write this movie since I was 12 years old, and built a Galactica model from scratch out of balsa wood, cardboard, old model parts and LEDs. I love BSG, and I would pass on the job rather than frak it up.” Things were quiet for a bit and then in 2014 Universal hired Transcendence writer Jack Paglen (who's also worked on Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant) for screenwriting duties. Earlier this year they picked up Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark of Bluegrass Films to produce but now we get to the really exciting news. Deadline reports on a new writer and a possible new director: The long-awaited big-screen transfer of the Glen Larson 1978 TV series is moving forward at Universal. Lisa Joy, who scripted and is exec producer on HBO’s series Westworld, is writing the script. Francis Lawrence is circling the movie to direct...Numerous directors have taken cracks at the feature film version over the years. It gives Universal a strong chance to create another tentpole franchise. This is excellent news from where I'm standing. Joy's credits also include Pushing Daisies and Burn Notice. She was also writing a film for Sony Pictures in 2014 which would have focused on female characters from Spider-Man lore, though there hasn't been any updates on that for a while.  Lawrence of course ushered the last three installments of The Hunger Games franchise to screen and I'd be interested to see what his BSG would look like. Here's a tip for you though - keep Katee Sackhoff as Starbuck. »

- Jill Pantozzi

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Francis Lawrence To Direct Big Screen ‘Battlestar Galactica’

10 June 2016 8:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Space is the place, or it will be soon for Hollywood executives. The $2 billion success of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” proves there’s a four quadrant audience ready to eat up sci-fi tales. It might explain why 20th Century Fox and James Cameron are chasing four more “Avatar” movies, or why “Star Trek” has […]

The post Francis Lawrence To Direct Big Screen ‘Battlestar Galactica’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Battlestar Galactica' Is Coming To The Big Screen!

10 June 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Battlestar Galactica is one of those properties I've always heard a ton about but have never actually seen a second of. I know it's been adapted several times in various forms. Well, if it keeps getting kicked around that must mean that there's an audience with an appetite for it and it's that fan base that I'm happy to share this news with:

Battlestar Galactica is getting turned into a major motion picture, and some significant folks are working on it.

Lisa Joy, a producer and screenwriter on HBO's Westworld, is writing the film, and Francis Lawrence from later few Hunger Games films is said to be circling it. 

If you're like me, and know little about Battlestar Galactica, here's the general premise for the property, courtesy of WikiPedia:

"In a distant part of the universe, a human civilization has extended to a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Francis Lawrence to direct Battlestar Galactica

10 June 2016 1:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Months ago there was word that a Battlestar Galactica film was starting development over at Universal and now Deadline is reporting that movement on the project is finally picking up again. Francis Lawrence, director of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and both parts of Mockingjay, is being courted to direct while Westworld’s Lisa Joy is writing the script.

Lawrence will direct Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence, next and then move onto Battlestar Galactica while Joy writes the script. Bluegrass Films and Michael De Luca Productions will produce the film. Bluegrass has produced Battleship and more recently Free State of Jones and Central Intelligence while producer Michael de Luca has produced Fifty Shades of Grey and its upcoming sequels.

Battlestar Galactica is the story of humanity on the verge of extinction after an attack by the Cylons, a race of machines. The remnants of humanity struggle to find the mythological planet Earth, »

- Ricky Church

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News Briefs: 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie Moves Forward

10 June 2016 12:35 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Battlestar Galactica: Lisa Joy (HBO's upcoming sci-fi series Westworld) has been hired to write the screenplay for a big-screen version of Battlestar Galactica. Director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2) is said to be considering the project. Battlestar Galactica debuted as a rather goofy TV show in the late 1970s and then was reborn as a more serious drama on basic cable in 2003 (above). It's now considered a possible launching pad for a new movie franchise....

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Lisa Joy To Pen New "Galactica" Film

9 June 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Producer and screenwriter Lisa Joy (HBO's "Westworld") will pen the upcoming film adaptation of Glen Larson's 1978 sci-fi TV series "Battlestar Galactica" for Universal Pictures and Bluegrass Films.

The story takes place in a distant corner of the universe known as the Twelve Colonies. The human civilization inhabiting the colonies has been in a war with the Cylons, and after being virtually wiped out by the cybernetic race, the surviving humans are forced to live on spaceships.

Francis Lawrence is reportedly circling the project, but there is no official attachment at this time. Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce.

The film is separate to the multiple award-winning four season-long Sci-Fi Channel series from Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.

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Battlestar Galactica movie lands writer, possibly director

9 June 2016 7:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Francis Lawrence, helmer of three The Hunger Games movie, could be taking on Battlestar Galactica

For a long time, the planned new feature film of Battlestar Galactica was one of the projects on the plate of Bryan Singer. But when Singer returned to making X-Men movies, with Days Of Future Past and Apocalypse, the project gradually seemed to slide off his slate.Universal is still keen to press ahead with a new feature, though, and there’s been some fresh progress.

Firstly, Lisa Joy, writer and executive producer on the new Westworld television series, has been hired to pen a screenplay for the movie. She’s set to start work imminently, we suspect.

Then comes word that Francis Lawrence is being linked with directing the new film. Lawrence last helmed the final three The Hunger Games movies, and he’s about to shoot Red Sparrow with Jennifer Lawrence. »

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Battlestar Galactica Movie Targets Hunger Games Director

9 June 2016 6:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After languishing in development since 2009, Universal Pictures' Battlestar Galactica movie is finally moving forward in the right direction. We reported last month that the studio has brought on Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark to produce this sci-fi reboot, but now even more progress is being made. Today we have word that HBO's Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy has signed on to write the screenplay, with Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) circling the project as a director.

This new report from Deadline doesn't reveal if Francis Lawrence is in negotiations, or if he's just interested in taking on this coveted directorial gig. Much like the original 1978 TV series, and the critically-acclaimed 2003 TV reboot, this project will follow the longstanding battle between humans and the Cylons, although no specific plot details were given. We reported back in 2014 that this project will be a full reboot that is more »

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Finds Writer in Lisa Joy, Eyes ‘Hunger Games’ Director

9 June 2016 4:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Westworld” scribe Lisa Joy has been set to adapt a “Battlestar Galactica” film for Universal, sources confirmed to Variety.

Bryan Singer had been attached to direct, but has since moved on. The studio is now eyeing “Hunger Games” helmer Francis Lawrence, though sources say discussions are early.

The popular property has already had two separate TV shows with the most recent appearing on Syfy. The series follows a crew of the aged Galactica as it accompanies a small civilian fleet who are in search of the planet Earth after their world is destroyed by an alien force known as the Cylons.

With the most recent TV series garnering critical acclaim, Universal has been trying to get a feature film version off the ground for quite some time. Bluegrass FilmsScott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce alongside Michael De Luca through his Michael De Luca Productions.

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‘Hunger Games’ Director Francis Lawrence Circles ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie

9 June 2016 4:49 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Director Francis Lawrence is circling the “Battlestar Galactica” movie, TheWrap has learned, although he is not yet attached to the project. Having directed the last three “Hunger Games” installments, bringing futuristic television series to the big screen is right up his alley. Lisa Joy, of HBO’s “Westworld” will write the script to what’s being described as a reimagining of the 1978 television series created by Glen Larson. Also Read: 'Battlestar Galactica' Reboot Names Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber as Producers Bryan Singer was at one time attached to direct the Universal movie, but he has since dropped out. »

- Meriah Doty

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Sets ‘Westworld’s Lisa Joy To Write; Director Francis Lawrence Orbiting

9 June 2016 4:28 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The long awaited big screen transfer of the Glen Larson 1978 TV series is moving forward at Universal. Lisa Joy, who scripted and is exec producer on HBO’s series Westworld, is writing the script. Francis Lawrence is circling the movie to direct. Bluegrass Films partners Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark are producing with Michael De Luca through his Michael De Luca Productions. Bluegrass is currently awaiting release on The Free State of Jones and Central Intelligen… »

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CG-Animated "Grinch" Film Delayed A Year

7 June 2016 8:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's planned CG animated feature based on Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" has been significantly delayed.

The project, originally slated for a November 10th 2017 release, has been pushed back a full year to November 9th 2018.

Benedict Cumberbatch voices the title role in the newly-imagined version of the enduring holiday classic. Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney helm the new take which Michael LeSieur is penning the adaptation of.

The only film now occupying that November 2017 release slot is Francis Lawrence's "Red Sparrow" for 20th Century Fox. »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Free State of Jones’ Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Leads the Knight Company Against the Confederacy

23 May 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s been four years since director Gary Ross helped launch The Hunger Games franchise. Ross, who was concerned he wouldn’t have enough time to make the sequels, stepped away from the series, leaving the other installments in the hands of director Francis Lawrence. Perhaps using his clout from the success of the first film, the Seabiscuit and Pleasantville director’s follow-up to The Hunger Games is a […]

The post ‘Free State of Jones’ Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Leads the Knight Company Against the Confederacy appeared first on /Film. »

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Studio 8 Acquires Daily Beast Article ‘Osama’s 11,’ George Mastras to Script

19 April 2016 7:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 has acquired the rights to the Daily Beast article “Osama’s 11” and set “Breaking Bad” scribe George Mastras to pen the script.

Written by Geoff Manaugh, the article revolves around the true story of a bank robber who, after being arrested for several bank robberies in Los Angeles, was recruited by the U.S. government to plan bank heists against Al Qaeda.

Several studios were in the mix before Studio 8 made the winning bid, which sources say was in the high six figures.

Lloyd Braun and Andrew Mittman will produce through Whalerock Industries along with Dan Halsted and Nate Miller at Manage-mentJon Silk brought the project in and will oversee production.

The property marks another big purchase for Robinov’s relatively new company which is currently in post-production on Albert Hughes adventure pic “The Solutrean.” The studio’s pipeline is beginning to fill »

- Justin Kroll

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