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De Luca, who prior to Captain Phillips produced The Social Network, Moneyball, the Ghost Rider franchise and 21 for the studio, will partner with Hannah Minghella to oversee development and production.
De Luca will report to Columba Pictures president Doug Belgrad, who will continue to oversee Columbia’s slate of films and creative staff and expands his role to encompass duties across the Sony Pictures Entertainment motion picture group.
Prior to establishing Michael De Luca Productions, De Luca held the post of head of production at DreamWorks and before that served seven years as president and COO of New Line Productions.
“Mike has worked with us on several of our highest-quality and most »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Aiming to bolster its executive ranks, Sony Pictures Entertainment has named veteran producer Michael De Luca to the post of president of production at Columbia Pictures after nine years in a first-look deal with the studio.
The appointment marks a return to the executive suite for De Luca, who held top slots at New Line and DreamWorks before launching his producing career in 2004. As a producer, he’s delivered Sony’s most successful recent release in “Captain Phillips” along with “The Social Network,” “Moneyball,” the Ghost Rider franchise and “21.”
The move also comes at a time when the film studio has been through a rough year with several major flops. Two weeks ago, the studio announced it was trimming its »
- Dave McNary
Sony Pictures Entertainment has tapped “The Social Network” producer Michael De Luca as president of production for Columbia Pictures, the studio said Friday. De Luca has a long-standing relationship with Columbia, where he has had a production and development deal since 2004. In his new role, he will partner with Hannah Minghella and will report to Doug Belgrad, President, Columbia Pictures. At Columbia, De Luca has fielded a number of critically acclaimed dramas such as “Captain Phillips” and “Moneyball,” as well as more commercially oriented entertainments such as the “Ghost Rider” franchise. De Luca should join the studio in his new capacity. »
- Brent Lang
This is where we start a war. We'll lose friends, and cause controversy. Because somewhere on this list below is something you're dying to see. In fact, you might be fanatical about some of these inclusions (Christopher Nolan fans, we're staring straight at you). But it's inevitable. And unavoidable. Hollywood is releasing hundreds of movies in 2014. Some of them will be good. Some of them will be bad. And some will be box office disasters. In compiling this list, we're not declaring that all, or even any, of these movies will be unwatchable. Some will be quite good. Maybe even a masterpiece or a classic in the making. There are a few that we're desperate to see ourselves. We really want them to succeed. But every movie here is a risk taker. And some of this shit? Hollywood should clearly know better. These are the 14 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2014.
Earlier this year, Marvel announced All-New Ghost Rider as part of the "All-New Marvel Now!" initiative. The first issue of the series is set to be released in March, and below is the regular cover by Tradd Moore and Felipe Smith's variant. This is obviously a very different direction to take Ghost Rider in; will you be reading next year? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place! »
Last week, from the 17th to the 24th of November, Thought Bubble – the Leeds comic art festival – took place at various venues across the city, culminating in the centre-piece two day convention on the 23rd and 24th at Clarence Dock. I got a chance to visit the convention on the last two days (two-day passes for the general public were a very reasonable £22, incidentally). It was the first comic book convention I have ever been to and therefore an entirely new experience for me, so I thought I’d give my views on it…
I arrived in Leeds with friends on the Friday afternoon and immediately scoped out the venue. Clarence Dock consists of New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries Hall and Allied London Hall.
New Dock Hall – Leeds’ biggest conference venue – was the main venue housing the biggest names on show, with 200 tables of exhibitors showcasing their talents, selling their »
- Kev Stewart
Comic book movies, particularly in the past (and not quite so much recently, though it does still occur), have been quite infamous for having dialogue that simply isn’t very good – indeed, we’ve wrote about that very subject here at WhatCulture quite recently. They’ve been less about concentrating on the script and captivating dialogue and more about the kick-ass action and spectacular special effects.
But that’s not exactly what this is about.
In this article, we’ll be specifically taking a look at lines of dialogue that totally came out of the blue or just didn’t fit with the general feel of the movie (or at least didn’t fit with the feel that the movie or scene in question should have been going for) and not necessarily lines that were outright terrible – although you will find that some of these are.
Whether it’s because »
- Kev Stewart
Will AMC dare to adapt that which HBO once shied away from?
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Looks like about seven of years of hard work are about to pay off. I may get to bring »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
By Charles Webb
Even if the films based on Daredevil and Punisher haven't exactly set box office on fire, Marvel seems intent at giving the characters another go at the big screen. Speaking with Marvel's President of Production, Kevin Feige, Bleeding Cool was able to nab this quote over the weekend:
We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time.
First off, we should translate that quote: what Feige means is, "Maybe, once the Phase 3 movies are out the door and we've figured out this whole packaged TV deal, a Punisher or Daredevil movie might make sense. Maybe."
Marvel only recently reacquired the rights to Daredevil once they reverted from Fox, »
- Splash Page Team
This spring, Marvel Studios re-acquired the rights to several of its comic book properties such as Daredevil, The Punisher, Ghost Rider and Blade. Producer and Marvel executive Kevin Feige was recently asked about the status of Daredevil and The Punisher...And it seems Marvel is in no rush to make either movie. At least at the moment.
"We're trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don't want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time."
From his latest comments, it seems The Punisher may be further along in development than Daredevil. He revealed in May that both movies may be possible inclusions in Marvel Phase Three, although that entire slate hasn't been locked down yet. Phase Three kicks off in 2015 with Edgar Wright's Ant-Man. »
"All-New Marvel Now! ushers in 2014 with bold new launches and exciting new story lines for ongoing series that provide wide-open doorways into the Marvel Universe,” explained Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “With new voices joining our creative chorus, and new heroes stepping into the spotlight, the Marvel Universe is about to expand in every way possible. Our Nycc announcements were only the tip of the iceberg -- we've plenty more to come."
As for the titles announced during New York Comic Con 2013…
All-New Ghost Rider #1By Felipe Smith (Writer) & Tradd Moore (Artist)March 2014
All-New X-Factor #1By Peter David (Writer) & Carmine Digiandomenico (Artist)January 2014
All-New X-Men #22.Now (=All-New X-Men #1 in All-New Marvel Now!)By Brian Michael Bendis (Writer) & Stuart Immonen (Artist)January 2014
Avengers A.I. #8.Now(=Avengers A.I. #1 in All-New Marvel Now!)By Sam Humphries (Writer) & Andre Araujo (Artist)January 2014
Avengers Undercover #1By Dennis Hopeless (Writer) & Kev Walker »
Marvel are certainly stealing the headlines lately, with news that their new television series Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up for a full 22 episode season and that they are considering both Paul Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the role of Ant-Man in Edgar Wrights upcoming film.
Now comes word that Marvel are in early stages of developing a package of 60 episodes containing four new series and a mini series that is being shopped around both Netflix and Amazon. This move is likely in response to the overwhelming success of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the high ratings the show has received thus far. Whether any of these new series will be the recently rumoured show based on Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter remains to be seen, however I would say the chances are good after the success of the ‘Agent Carter’ one shot that can be found on the Iron Man 3 Blu Ray. »
- Ben Read
Continuing the Marvel news from New York Comic-Con 2013, Marvel have announced another new series for their All-New Marvel Now! line-up in 2014, this time featuring the all-star creative team of Superior Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and Ff artist Mike Allred: Silver Surfer. Slott talked about the changes he’s brought to the character, notably the addition of a female companion for the cosmic herald:
“When you think of the Silver Surfer, you think of the lone sentinel of the skyways. He’s always very lonely on that board all by himself. And this is a book about a girl onboard … a kindred spirit who’s an Earth girl. And you’re going to find out the universe is more fun when you see it with someone.”
- Noel Thorne
As part of the "All-New Marvel Now!" initiative, a new Ghost Rider series from the creative team of writer Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore will be launched in early 2014. However, the Spirit of Vengeance will have a new avatar; Robbie Reyes. He will apparently take on the mantle in order to get revenge against Mr. Hyde after he descends on Los Angeles with a dangerous new drug, while it sounds as if this version of the character will be driving a car instead of a motorcycle! Check out artwork and comments on the series from Smith below. "Our protagonist is Robbie Reyes, a quiet 18-year-old East Angelino with a short fuse, a passion for electronic music and a nearly unhealthy infatuation with absolutely anything powered by an engine. His vehicle of choice, the automobile, very clearly sets him apart visually. In comparison to his vengeance-seeking predecessors, he's very young »
It’s New York Comic-Con this weekend and, as expected, a number of exciting Marvel Comics announcements have been made during their various panels at the con.
Loki fans can look forward to a new Marvel Now! title on its way called Loki: Agent of Asgard, a supernatural spy series that builds upon the enormous popularity of the character thanks to Tom Hiddleston’s performances, good looks and charm in portraying the character in the recent Marvel Studios movies. Writer Al Ewing and artist Lee Garbett will be producing the comic, and in an interview on Marvel’s website, Ewing said:
“I did have Tom Hiddleston partly in mind when writing him, but that’s been pretty much overtaken by Lee’s take on the Loki look. Also, in the first issue, he will fight Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow and the Hulk, because we are shameless, »
- Noel Thorne
Over the past few weeks, Marvel have inundated us with one word teasers for their "All-New Marvel Now!" initiative which kicks off in 2014. One of those was "Sinners", and it has now been revealed that it refers to the addition of Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) to the Thunderbolts from issue #20.Now/#1. Below, you'll find Julian Totino Tedesco's first cover featuring the character along with comments about why he's been added to the team from writer Charles Soule. "The way the book works these days is that each team member has been brought onto the team because they have a special mission that they weren't able to get done by themselves. The same offer has been made to everyone, which is that you can use the team to do your special missions, but when we're not doing one of yours, you have to help with a problem. So Ghost Rider comes »
Feature writer-director Mark Steven Johnson is venturing into TV with Generation Next, a drama project at CBS from CBS TV Studios and studio-based The Tannenbaum Co. It is one of two new sales for Eric and Kim Tannenbaum’s company, along with a comedy starring comedian Bert Kreischer, which has landed at NBC with a script commitment plus penalty. Johnson’s Generation Next is set a year after a deadly outbreak caused ordinary citizens to fly into a mindless rage. After a cure is discovered, these “Carriers” are finally allowed to return to society, and to solve crimes committed by or against the infected, the Infectious Crimes Department is formed. This marks a rare foray into television for Johnson, who created the Grumpy Old Man franchise and wrote and directed Ghost Rider and Daredevil. He is repped by Resolution, Gotham Group and Hirsch Wallerstein. The Bert Kreischner project centers on »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
China's 2013 Huading Awards took place recently, naming the world's best entertainers. The results are bit surprising, since Nicolas Cage won the Best Global Actor award. Cage was definitely a top talent many years ago, appearing in such hits as "Leaving Las Vegas," "Face/Off" and "Con-Air." But since the, the actor lost everything and has been starring in "Ghost Rider 2," "Drive Angry," "Season of the Witch," "Bangkok Dangerous" and many other flops. Maybe these newer movies haven't hit China yet. Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman was named the Best Global Actress and Quentin Tarantino the Best Global Director. For some reason, Sam Worthington (Avatar) received the Best Global Action Movie Actor award and Booboo Stewart, who's best known for the last two "Twilight" movies, took home the Best Emerging Global Talent prize. * Lifetime achievement award (Jeremy Irons) * Best global actor in motion pictures (Nicolas Cage) * Best global actress in motion pictures (Nicole Kidman »
Despite a ratings drop of over 30% by the time its second episode aired, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been a huge success for Marvel so far, so it’s not hard to imagine that they must be considering at least a few more TV shows at this point.
With a massive catalogue of characters to exploit – many of whom simply aren’t worthy of a big screen outing – the studio behind the most commercially successful superhero movie of all-time now has the chance to also dominate the small screen too.
So, to follow up our recent feature about 10 DC superheroes deserving of their own series (you can check that out by clicking here), here are some suggestions for Marvel characters who should also be adapted to television sooner rather than later! As always, we’d love to hear what you think about these, so sound off in the comment section below. »
- Josh Wilding
by Brett White
Ever since Marvel reacquired he film rights for characters like the Punisher, Daredevil, Blade and Ghost Rider, fans of the street-level heroes have been clamoring for their big screen return and integration into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. But could Marvel have planted the seeds for their return already?
Screen Crush tweeted the above screen cap from "Iron Man 3," pointing out the somewhat familiar skull painted behind the kneeling Ben Kingsley. I gotta admit, I'm not personally convinced this is an intentional Punisher reference, as one could call pretty much any stylized skull an homage to Frank Castle. But there are a few other Marvel Easter Eggs that I'm surprised have gone unnoticed. Check them out after the jump!
It hasn't hit theaters yet, but I'm surprised that people haven't freaked out at Daredevil's blink-and-you'll-miss-him cameo in "Thor: The Dark World"!
And everyone was so excited »
- Splash Page Team
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