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Battlestar Galactica film in development

11 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

All this has happened before and all this will happen again thanks to a deal Universal has made to develop the long-gestating Battlestar Galactica film.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, producer Michael De Luca is teaming up with producers Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark of Bluegrass Films to bring Battlestar Galactica to the big screen. Ever since the rebooted television series ended in 2009, Universal has been looking to bring the Battlestar franchise to the big screen, attaching Bryan Singer to direct at one point. He eventually left the project when it couldn’t get off the ground, but in 2014 it was said series creator Glen A. Larson was working on the project with Transcendence writer Jack Palgen. That project again fell through.

Currently, there is no writer on this adaptation of Battlestar; only the three producers have been named. De Luca has produced American History X, The Social Network and recently »

- Ricky Church

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Final 'Batman v Superman' Trailer Has Action-Packed New Footage

15 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As promised, the final trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has arrived! And it doesn't disappoint. This latest explosive sneak peek is full of never-before-seen footage! We get to see Bruce Wayne suit up to take on a small army. And then he's seen fighting The Man of Steel. In his armored Batman suit, we even see how he might be able to stop the last son of Krypton. It's a roller coaster ride full of sexy promises and hard hitting thrills. Will Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice be the movie of the year? It just might be. We also have the epic IMAX poster which promises the biggest battle to ever grace the silver screen, along with select footage shot exclusively on IMAX cameras.

This highly-anticipated superhero adventure will mark the first time both Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) have been seen on the »

- MovieWeb

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Universal Sets Its Sights On Space With A Battlestar Galactica Movie Franchise

17 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since its debut in 1978, Battlestar Galactica has never really been absent from popular culture. That first series may have only run for one season, but it has been rebooted, re-imagined and re-worked more times than anyone over the age of 35 would probably care to remember. Despite more failures to launch than successful orbits, Universal has assembled a team of powerhouse producers to make a Battlestar Galactica movie franchise a reality.

Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball, The Social Network, and the Fifty Shades franchise), Scott Stuber (The Break-Up, The Kingdom, Ted) and Dylan Clark (The Heat, the Planet Of The Apes franchise) are combining their considerable forces to begin piecing together what the studio hopes will become a movie series of the tent-pole variety. While that sounds, perhaps, ill-advised, it is certainly the case that the Battlestar Galactica brand has enormous potential for development.

Created by Glen A. Larson (Magnum P. »

- Sarah Myles

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Twitter Shares Plummet on Weak Q4 User Growth

10 February 2016 1:30 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Twitter continued to battle slowing growth in its core users in the fourth quarter, as the social network promised to change broken, confusing elements that are driving users away. Shares tanked as much as 10 percent immediately after the report was released, then backtracked some of the decline to trade about 6.2 percent lower at $14.15 in recent after-hours trading. Twitter has been plagued by questions about its growth since its debut as a public company. The social network faces the conundrum that its quirky elements, like character-count limits and real-time feeds, are what its adherents treasure most but make Twitter unwelcoming for new members. »

- Joan E. Solsman

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The Battlestar Galactica Reboot Is Still On, Get The Details

10 February 2016 12:49 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

This truly is the age of sci-fi revivals. The Star Wars franchise just kicked off a new era of live action entries with The Force Awakens last December. The Star Trek movie reboots have been performing well since 2009, and CBS will bring the property back as an online series in 2017. However, one project that hasn’t gained much traction lately is Universal’s theatrical Battlestar Galactica reboot. The last major update we got was in 2014, and since then news on its development has been almost nonexistent. Well, evidently it’s still a go, as they’ve just brought aboard a successful producer. The Social Network’s Michael de Luca has signed on to produce Battlestar Galactica, according to The Tracking Board. This doesn’t provide any new details on the movie’s creative direction, but de Luca reportedly describes himself as a " »

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Adds Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber as Producers

10 February 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has brought on “Fifty Shades of Grey” producer Michael De Luca along with Dylan Clark and Scott Stuber for its movie version of the sci-fi franchise “Battlestar Galactica.”

De Luca finalized a three-year first-look deal to produce movies for Universal Pictures last year and is producing the next two “Fifty Shades of Grey” films. Stuber and Clark operate through Bluegrass Films, based at Universal.

Variety reported in April 2014 that original series creator Glen Larson was on board to produce the “Battlestar Galactica” film at Universal with “Transcendence” writer Jack Paglen on board. Larson died later that year.

There have been four “Galactica” TV series (including the brief “Galactica 1980” and “Caprica”). The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during the 1978-79 season and was centered on humans engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searching for Earth.

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- Dave McNary

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Aaron Sorkin to Adapt ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ for B’way

10 February 2016 12:00 PM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Aaron Sorkin is bringing Scout Finch to the spotlight. The Academy Award–winning screenwriter behind “The Social Network” and “Steve Jobs” is reteaming with producer Scott Rudin with a stage adaptation of “To Kill A Mockingbird” for the 2017–18 Broadway season. Taking a break from musical theater, Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher (“The King and I,” “Fiddler on the Roof”) is also attached for the adaptation of Harper Lee’s 1960 American classic. Both Sorkin and Rudin have a history in the theater; Rudin is particularly seasoned with hits like “A Raisin in the Sun” and “The Book of Mormon,” while Sorkin is best known in theater circles for “A Few Good Men,” for which he also wrote the screenplay. With such heavy-hitters already attached, we can’t wait to see how casting shakes up! Is it too early to tap “Room” star Jacob Tremblay as Scout’s 10-year-old brother, Jem Finch? And »

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Producer Michael De Luca Joins Battlestar Galactical Movie Adaptation

10 February 2016 11:23 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Looks like Star Trek and Star Wars are set to have another competitor in the near future. While not quite as beloved and mainstream as those two series, Battlestar Galactica is a well-respected property in its own right. From the short-lived original series in the late 1970s, to the more recent (and more revered) mid-2000s series, Battlestar certainly has the capacity to be a huge mainstream hit if handled properly.

A live-action film has been in development since 1999, and several years after the run of the mid-2000 series, it seems like now is as good a time as any to trudge forth with a feature film. Universal has now hired producer Michael De Luca to take on the project, The Tracking Board reports.

There is very little information on the film itself, but it's said not to be connected with the 2004 series, but will be drawing from the original 1978 series. »

- Joseph Medina

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To Kill a Mockingbird Is Coming to Broadway - and People Have Feelings

10 February 2016 9:55 AM, PST | | See recent news »

One of the most iconic Great American Novels is finally coming to the stage. Producer Scott Rudin acquired the rights to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and hired Aaron Sorkin to adapt the novel and write the script (the two have previously collaborated on Moneyball, Steve Jobs and The Social Network.) "To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most revered pieces of 20th century American literature," Sorkin told the New York Times. "It lives a little bit differently in everybody's imagination in the way a great novel ought to, and then along I come. I'm not the equal of Harper Lee. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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To Kill a Mockingbird Is Coming to Broadway - and People Have Feelings

10 February 2016 9:55 AM, PST | | See recent news »

One of the most iconic Great American Novels is finally coming to the stage. Producer Scott Rudin acquired the rights to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and hired Aaron Sorkin to adapt the novel and write the script (the two have previously collaborated on Moneyball, Steve Jobs and The Social Network.) "To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most revered pieces of 20th century American literature," Sorkin told the New York Times. "It lives a little bit differently in everybody's imagination in the way a great novel ought to, and then along I come. I'm not the equal of Harper Lee. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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Sorkin, Rudin Team For "Mockingbird" Play

10 February 2016 7:49 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will re-team with his "The Social Network" and "Steve Jobs" producer Scott Rudin for a new stage play production of Harper Lee's iconic 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird".

This new version, penned by Sorkin and produced by Rudin, plans to launch during the 2017-18 Broadway season with Tony winner Bartlett Sher set to direct.

Rudin has been a longtime theater producer and is behind productions of recent years such as "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Book of Mormon" and "This Is Our Youth". Sorkin's early career was as a playwright with one of his earliest works, "A Few Good Men," turned into the Oscar-winning film of the same name.

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- Garth Franklin

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Scott Rudin & Aaron Sorkin Will Bring ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ To Broadway

10 February 2016 6:51 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Producer Scott Rudin this morning announced plans to bring Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird to Broadway during the 2017-2018 season. Aaron Sorkin, who scripted Rudin’s The Social Network and Steve Jobs films, is adapting the novel. The play will be staged by Bartlett Sher, director of this season’s acclaimed revival of Fiddler On The Roof. No other details were announced. Mockingbird has had previous stage incarnations, though none at… »

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Twitter Will Reshuffle Your Tweets After All

10 February 2016 6:39 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Twitter introduced an optional new feature Wednesday that will resurface tweets you missed. The social network is known for its real-time delivery of short messages in reverse chronological order. But the company faced an outcry over the weekend after BuzzFeed News reported it may abandon that approach for a system that would prioritize buzzy items of interest or posts that a user missed while not on Twitter. (Facebook does something similar.) Wednesday’s announcement appeared to contradict CEO Jack Dorsey response to the weekend’s brouhaha, when he tweeted that the company “never planned to reorder timelines.” Also Read: Why »

- Joan E. Solsman

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Aaron Sorkin to Bring 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to the Stage (Exclusive)

10 February 2016 3:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Aaron Sorkin and Scott Rudin are teaming up to bring Harper Lee's iconic novel To Kill a Mockingbird to the stage. The new theatrical production written by Sorkin and produced by Rudin is being prepped for the 2017-18 Broadway season, with Tony winner Bartlett Sher set to direct. This is not the first collaboration between the Oscar-winning screenwriter and the megaproducer. Sorkin and Rudin previously collaborated on 2010's The Social Network and last

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- Mia Galuppo

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Battlestar Galactica movie is back on

9 February 2016 10:22 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




The big screen take on Battlestar Galactica has taken a slow shuffle forward...

Well, the box office returns of Star Wars: The Force Awakens may just have had studios scrambling to their cupboards to see what sci-fi and space projects they have locked away there. Universal? It's found its long-in-gestation big screen take on Battlestar Galactica.

Once upon a time, Bryan Singer was set to bring this one to the screen, based more on the original television series than the Sci-Fi channel reboot. Singer, though, then rejoined the X-Men movie franchise (which has taken up a fair amount of his subsequent time), and his next film after this summer's X-Men: Apocalypse is 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea for Fox.

He remains involved with Battlestar Galactica we understand, and is still the only director we know of attached to the project. He's certainly still serving as executive producer at least. »

- simonbrew

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Instagram Exploring Longer Video Ad Format With 60-Second Spots

8 February 2016 1:35 PM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Instagram is expanding its ad offer with a brand new 60-second format -- a move that could enable brands to share longer creative in the vein of a traditional TV commercial.

The social network, which boasts 400 million monthly users, unveiled the capability ahead of last night’s Super Bowl. T-Mobile and Warner Brothers were among the first to take advantage of the feature -- promoting a Drake-starring Super Bowl ad and a movie trailer for How to Be Single, respectively.

Video ad options on Instagram have previously been restricted to either 15 or 30 seconds. But “we recognize that advertisers have a variety of creative resources and want to bring more choice to help them reach their business goals,” the company told TechCrunch.

This is the latest push by the Facebook-owned site to amp up sales. Instagram launched ads in 2013, and now offers three different formats -- photos, videos and carousels -- »

- Geoff Weiss

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Gotham and Metropolis Revealed in 'Batman v Superman' Turkish Airlines Super Bowl Ads

7 February 2016 1:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, a new report surfaced that revealed what studios were planning on airing new movie footage during Super Bowl 50. That report claimed that Warner Bros. would be sitting out today's big game, which surprised some fans, especially since their highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25. However, that report did tease that, while there may not be a new trailer during the big game, there may be an ad featuring Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice characters from one of the movie's promotional partners. During today's pre-game coverage, Turkish Airlines unveiled two new ads, announcing that the airline now offers "service" to both Gotham and Metropolis.

One ad features Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne representing Gotham, who is rebuilding his city through a substantial grant from his foundation, with Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor representing Metropolis, which is being rebuilt thanks to Lex's generous donations. »

- MovieWeb

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Listen to Junkie Xl's 'Dawn of Justice' Batman Theme

5 February 2016 11:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in November 2014, it was revealed that composer Hans Zimmer is teaming with Junkie Xl (a.k.a. Tom Holkenberg) to work on the score for Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Hans Zimmer will craft the theme for Superman (Henry Cavill), like he did in 2013's Man of Steel, with Junkie Xl working on a new Batman (Ben Affleck) theme. Earlier today, Water Tower Music released the Batman theme, entitled "Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite), which you can listen to below.

Before taking on the job, Hans Zimmer admitted in September 2013 that he was unsure about taking on this job, because he didn't want to create new Batman music after working on Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy. Junkie Xl, a.k.a. Tom Holkenborg, most recently composed scores for Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Mass and Point Break, along with the upcoming Deadpool. »

- MovieWeb

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Listen To New Track From Junkie Xl’s Batman V Superman: Justice League Score

5 February 2016 8:26 AM, PST | | See recent news »

WaterTower Music has released a 90 second sample track titled “Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite)” from Zack Snyder’s upcoming film, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

In case you missed the first track released, listen to it below.

WaterTower Music has announced the March 18 release of the soundtrack to the upcoming feature film Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, a collaborative effort by film composers Hans Zimmer and Junkie Xl (aka Tom Holkenborg).

Available digitally, on CD, 2-disc deluxe CD, and on Limited Edition 3-disc deluxe vinyl. The album is available for preorder now. The 2-cd deluxe package, the digital deluxe version, and the 3-disc deluxe vinyl set feature over 90 minutes of music, five bonus tracks, and exclusive fold-out poster and liner notes from the composers. Additionally, the vinyl set features etched vinyl art and an album download card.

Junkie Xl is an incredibly insightful film composer. It »

- Michelle McCue

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This Is How Facebook Has Changed Over the Past 12 Years

4 February 2016 10:33 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Happy anniversary, Facebook! What is the gift theme for 12 years? It's hot fudge, right? Quick, someone pour hot fudge all over Mark Zuckerberg! To celebrate the anniversary of Facebook's debut on the World Wide Web, we thought we'd take a look back at what the social media site used to look like, way back when it was only available for Harvard students and "poking" was still a thing. Remember poking? That was a weird time for everyone. 2004 If you've seen The Social Network, then you know that Facebook started as just a website for Harvard students. This is what the login page looked like back then. Notice how "Harvard University" is in giant letters? We get it, »

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