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‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ Gets A Director

14 September 2013 9:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

David Bowers? More like David Bow-wow-ers. The Flushed Away, Astro Boy, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days director is said to be taking on Clifford The Big Red Dog. For those not in the know, it’s about a big red dog named Clifford. Together with his owner Emily Elizabeth, Clifford journeys through life being gigantic and awkward, but always loved.

The books originated back in 1963, and under the watchful eye of Universal Studios, the film will become a CGI/live-action. This probably makes Bowers a grand choice, having worked in both styles over the years. The script comes from Matt Lopez, writer of The Sorcerer’S Apprentice.

We’ll now engage in the painful wait to see who will be cast to voice such a gigantic pup. The late great John Ritter voiced him in the animated series, but »

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Jack Black in Negotiations to Star in ‘Goosebumps’ Movie for Sony, Scholastic Media (Exclusive)

13 September 2013 12:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

School of Rock” star Jack Black is close to returning to family fare, as he’s in negotiations to star in Sony Pictures’ adaptation of R.L. Stine’s bestselling book series “Goosebumps,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Neal H. Moritz, who helped steer Universal’s “Fast & Furious” franchise back on the blockbuster track, is producing with Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment, which is hiring David Bowers to direct “Clifford the Big Red Dog” for Universal, as TheWrap reported earlier on Friday. Also Read: David Bowers in Talks to Direct ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’; Illumination Drops Off (Exclusive) If Black’s. »

- Jeff Sneider

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David Bowers in Talks to Direct ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’; Illumination Drops Off (Exclusive)

13 September 2013 11:18 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

David Bowers is in talks to direct “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” an upcoming film based on the classic children’s book first published 50 years ago, according to Universal Pictures. Universal is moving forward with the project without Illumination Entertainment, the studio’s in-house animation company, which was producing the project but has dropped off. Illumination has been Universal’s sole supplier of animated films since 2010, making “Hop,” “The Lorax” and the “Despicable Me” franchise. Yet “Clifford” will be a hybrid like “Hop,” in which the lapine protagonist is animated but other characters are live-action. Also read: Universal’s Turnaround »

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David Bowers Looks to Adopt Clifford the Big Red Dog

13 September 2013 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The project officially announced last year , TheWrap is reporting that Universal Pictures' Clifford the Big Red Dog may have a director in David Bowers. The outlet also brings word that Illumination Entertainment is no longer involved with the adaptation. Based on Norman Bridwell's children's book character, Clifford the Big Red Dog is planned to hit the big screen as a live action/CGI hybrid akin to the studio's Hop . Matt Lopez ( The Sorcerer's Apprentice ) is supplying the screenplay. Bridwell created the character of Clifford, a dog who started a runt but grew to gigantic proportions, in 1963 and the dog and his owner, Emily Elizabeth, have appeared in dozens of children's books over the years as well as in a television series with the late John Ritter providing the »

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Wilfred Treats Unhealthy Relationships With Much Needed Sincerity

19 July 2013 1:56 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

As has been hinted at earlier in the season, Wilfred is finally putting Ryan in a position where he has to deal with his (presumably) unrequited feelings for Jenna. The Ryan/Jenna dynamic has been an aspect of the show that I’ve felt has been handled well in the last season and a half. Last summer, Ryan found there are other women in the world to date besides the girl next door, and Jenna came out and admitted she’s been using Ryan’s puppy-like affection for her as a leash to keep him close and willing to do whatever she asked of him. Now that Ryan is single again and Jenna is married to Drew, it seems now is as good a time as any to force Ryan to face his feelings and either nut up and confess them to Jenna or remove himself as such a constant presence in her life. »

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More Godzilla Casting News

11 March 2013 1:00 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Legendary Pictures is starting to finalize the cast of Godzilla and we have one more name to add to the list. According to Variety, David Strathairn (Lincoln, The Bourne Legacy - pictured below) has been cast as a military figure in the upcoming monster movie. Plot details have been kept a secret, so this is actually one of the first actors we have any details character details for.

Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) are all in talks to star in the upcoming Godzilla reboot as well. Previously, it was mentioned that all of these actors officially signing on is dependent on approval of the updated script being written by Frank Darabont.

Gareth Edwards (Monsters) will be directing with production originally scheduled to begin in March. The script rewrite or casting deals may push filming back a bit, but we’ll be sure to »

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Godzilla Casting Update

26 February 2013 1:14 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Legendary Pictures is almost ready to begin production on Godzilla, and we have a casting update to let readers know who is likely to appear in the film. According to Variety, Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) is the latest person in negotiations to join the cast in an unspecified role.

Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) are all in talks to star in the upcoming Godzilla reboot as well. Previously, it was mentioned that all of these actors officially signing on is dependent on approval of the updated script being written by Frank Darabont.

Gareth Edwards (Monsters) will be directing with production originally scheduled to begin in March. The script rewrite or casting deals may push filming back a bit, but we’ll be sure to report back as soon as anything becomes official. If you’d like to get an idea of what to expect from Frank Darabont, »

- Jonathan James

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Casting News for Godzilla

6 February 2013 3:56 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Legendary Pictures is almost ready to begin production on Godzilla and we’ll have a full cast list in the very near future. Until then, we have the names of three actors who are interested in joining the project.

According to Variety, Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) are all in talks to star in the upcoming Godzilla reboot. The reason that no one has signed on at the moment, is that their deals are all pending approval of the updated script currently being written by Frank Darabont.

Gareth Edwards (Monsters) will be directing with production originally scheduled to begin in March. The script rewrite or casting deals may push filming back a bit, but we’ll be sure to report back as soon as anything becomes official. If you’d like to get an idea of what to expect from Frank Darabont, here’s what »

- Jonathan James

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Frank Darabont talks about his Godzilla script

24 January 2013 2:20 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Ryan Lambie Jan 24, 2013

With Frank Darabont now working on the new script for Godzilla, he's been talking about his ideas for the forthcoming monster flick...

As you've probably already read, screenwriter Frank Darabont's been hired to provide a rewrite for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot, which is due to start shooting in the spring. Darabont, of course, is no stranger to great genre material, with Trancers, The Blob and The Fly II counting among his early writing, and The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist being his acclaimed forays into both screenwriting and directing.

As for Godzilla, he's been talking to io9 about the creature's legacy, and what he wants to bring to his version of the script.

"What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki," Darabont said. "And some of the atom bomb »

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Frank Darabont talks Godzilla script

23 January 2013 11:08 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was announced a couple of weeks that Frank Darabont was brought in to be the fifth writer for Legendary Pictures' 2014 Godzilla reboot and despite all of the legal issues with the producers, Darabont spoke to io9 about the script for The King of the Monsters' return to the big screen. In the interview he speaks about Godzilla's cinematic origins, how he became a comedy character and what he has in store for the reboot:

"What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki and some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years" the writer said. "The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the s--t out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very fanciful imaginations of the Japanese perception. And then he »

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Darabont Talks His Take On "Godzilla"

23 January 2013 8:10 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A few weeks ago came word that "The Shawshank Redemption" director and "Walking Dead" creator Frank Darabont had come onboard Legendary Pictures' "Godzilla" reboot to revise the screenplay.

Talking with io9 about his approach to the material, Darabont reassures us that both his and director Gareth Edwards' aim is to deliver a much darker and more grounded interpretation, one akin to Ishiro Honda's 1954 original film.

"What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very fanciful imaginations of the Japanese perception.

And then he became Clifford the Big Red Dog in the subsequent films. He became the mascot of Japan, »

- Garth Franklin

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Godzilla Will Be A 'Force Of Nature,' Says Frank Darabont

23 January 2013 6:41 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

With all of the controversy currently swirling around the upcoming "Godzilla" reboot from director Gareth Edwards, the actual movie has taken a backseat to the stories about producer fights, rewrites, and potential leading men.

But there is a new "Godzilla" movie on the way from some seriously talented individuals, and one of them, the newly hired Frank Darabont, recently spoke with io9 about his task of rewriting the script and restoring the radioactive monster to his rightful place.

See what Darabont had to say after the jump!

A key point of Darabont's take on the project is the allegorical elements of the original Toho film, so it sounds like we won't see Godzilla protecting the Earth from other monsters.

"What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in »

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Frank Darabont Talks ‘Godzilla’

22 January 2013 11:08 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Godzilla is now really getting underway. Although we’re yet to have a star attached to the project, what we do have is Frank Darabont as a writer. A man that has given us such wonderous monster films such as The Mist and The Blob remake. Speaking to io9, Darabont promised to take Godzilla away from the camp and return him to being a terrifying force of nature.

Godzilla has its origins as an allegory for the atom bomb, but today it’s more of a straightforward monster movie. Do you want to restore some of that allegorical significance to the franchise?

Frank Darabont: What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that »

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Godzilla to Be a 'Terrifying Force of Nature' Says Writer Frank Darabont

22 January 2013 4:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, we reported that The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont is providing a final screenplay revision for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla reboot. For fans of this legendary monster who were worried that the remake will be campy, the screenwriter recently put those notions to rest. Take a look at what he had to say, revealing that he wants to make Godzilla a "terrifying force of nature."

"What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very fanciful imaginations of the Japanese perception. And then he became Clifford the Big Red Dog in the subsequent films. He became the mascot of Japan, »

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Frank Darabont talks Godzilla Rewrite

22 January 2013 4:12 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We were excited to hear that Frank Darabont was recently hired to work on the Godzilla script for Legendary Pictures’ upcoming reboot. The plan has always been to go for a more serious take on the material, but recent comments from Darabont provide more details on where he’s taking the giant monster:

Via io9: “What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very fanciful imaginations of the Japanese perception. And then he became Clifford the Big Red Dog in the subsequent films. He became the mascot of Japan, he became the protector of Japan. Another big »

- Jonathan James

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Frank Darabont On Godzilla

22 January 2013 3:34 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Despite deciding not to take our notes on how to write dialogue for Godzilla (“’Raaaargh!’ But with a hint of sadness, as if his favourite TV show just got cancelled and he’s out of claw grease”), Frank Darabont is pushing ahead with his rewrite of Gareth Edwards’ new version of the city-stomping monster. And now he’s talking about his take.Sitting down with the gang over at io9, Darabont first addressed his frustration with how the Godzilla character mutated (no pun intended) in the original Japanese films. “What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very »

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Frank Darabont Comments on Rewriting Godzilla as a “Terrifying Force of Nature”

22 January 2013 3:32 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

News on the Godzilla reboot continues to roll in with new comments from Frank Darabont concerning his impending rewrite.  Earlier this month, the three-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter/director (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) came on to do a final draft of a script previously turned in by Max Borenstein.  While the shortlist of actors for the lead may have Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) in the front of the pack, Darabont is more concerned with the elephant giant gorilla-whale in the room.  He recently mentioned returning Godzilla to his origins as "a terrifying force of nature."  Hit the jump to see what else he has in store.  Darabont spoke to io9 recently and at some point, the topic turned to Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot.  Here's what Darabont had to say: Godzilla has its origins as an allegory for the atom bomb, but today it's more of a straightforward monster movie. Do »

- Dave Trumbore

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Screenwriter Frank Darabont Discusses His Take On Godzilla

22 January 2013 1:36 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Recently, Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption) was hired to write the final draft for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla reboot, which is currently targeting a March production start date. Now, in an interview with io9, he discusses his take on Godzilla, as well as what attracted him to the legendary monster. Darabont says that this version will not be campy, which goes along with prior comments of the film being more realistic/contemporary. "What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very fanciful imaginations of the Japanese perception. And then he became Clifford the Big Red Dog »

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Frank Darabont’s Godzilla Will Be a Force of Nature That Will Stomp Yo Ass

22 January 2013 9:08 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

I’m paraphrasing him, of course. In a roundtable interview with the boys at i09, Frank Darabont (along with actor Sam Witwer and poster artist Drew Struzan), dived into what he is currently doing with the “Godzilla” script he’s writing for director Gareth Edwards. (By the way, why can’t Darabont also direct this movie? Maybe he should wink-wink, nudge-nudge Legendary into letting him direct, too. Edwards is okay, but he’s no Frank Darabont.) So what exactly is Darabont’s take on the Big G? What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very fanciful imaginations of the Japanese perception. »

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