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Stefanie Scott Boards Indies ‘Life At These Speeds’ & ‘Caught’

16 December 2014 1:34 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Stefanie Scott’s already busy year has just gotten a lot busier with roles in two independent films: Content’s Life At These Speeds and Marvista Entertainment’s Caught. Life At These Speeds centers on a young man (Graham Rogers) who, after his best friends die in an accident, finds that running allows him to remember them perfectly. He soon finds himself caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present. Scott will play the supporting role of Ellie, Kevin’s deceased girlfriend and soulmate, alongside Liana Liberato, Sam Rockwell, Melanie Lynskey, and Billy Crudup. Producers are Tom Butterfield (The Trust) and Scott Alvarez (Down for Life).

Scott plays an unsuspecting mistress who is kidnapped by a housewife (Anna Camp, Pitch Perfect) in thriller Caught. It’s initially intended as a prank to teach the girl a lesson, but events soon spiral out of control. Maggie Kiley »

- The Deadline Team

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My Little Pony Movie Being Developed by Hasbro Studios

20 October 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Hasbro Studios has announced that they will be developing a feature film version of their classic franchise My Little Pony. The movie will be developed, produced, and financed in house, through a new production company they set up called Allspark Pictures. They are also producing Jon M. Chu's live-action adaptation of Jem and the Holograms through this company as well.

The studio has hired Joe Ballarini (Ice Age: Continental Drift) to write the script for My Little Pony, and it will be executive produced by Megan McCarthy, who produces and has written for the series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and the straight-to-home video My Little Pony: Equestria Girls films.

Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios, says they are looking to release the film “on the broadest possible number of screens,” and that they are “very excited about the potential of that movie.”

My Little Pony was first »

- Joey Paur

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Hasbro to Release My Little Pony Movie in 2017

20 October 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I used to love My Little Pony as a kid, but never realized it was still so popular until I started going to San Diego Comic Con.  If you want one of those My Little Pony Sdcc exclusives, you better get to that convention center at the crack of dawn, if not earlier, because people go nuts for them. Knowing that, it comes as no surprise that Hasbro Studios is making a push to bring My Little Pony’s popularity to the big screen in 2017 with Ice Age: Continental Drift’s Joe Ballarini penning the script.  Hit the jump for more on the upcoming My Little Pony movie. According to Variety, Hasbro is using its Allspark Pictures label for this one, just like with Jem and the Holograms.  Hasbro will produce and finance the film in house, and is already talking to studios regarding distribution options. Stephen Davis, president of »

- Perri Nemiroff

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My Little Pony Is Getting Its Own Movie, Here Are The Details

20 October 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Considering the widespread success of its latest incarnation Friendship is Magic, it's shocking it's taken this long, but My Little Pony is finally getting a feature film. Variety revealed that Hasbro Studios, the production company behind the cartoon series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, has greenlit an animated My Little Pony movie that's slated to hit theaters in 2017. Typically a toymaker, Hasbro has licensed out other properties to studios for movie adaptation. Paramounts made bank with Transformers and G.I. Joe. Sony is working out movie versions of board games Monopoly and Candy Land, while Universal will unveil Oujia this weekend. But for My Little Pony's movie, Hasbro's looking to be more hands on. The production company will finance the film and produce alongside Allspark Pictures, a new banner that.s currently in postproduction on another 1980s toy-inspired movie, Jem and the Holograms. President of Hasbro Studios, Stephen Davis, »

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'My Little Pony' Movie Announced for 2017

20 October 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Hasbro is planning a My Little Pony movie for 2017. The animated adventure will join Jem and the Holograms as the second Hasbro property to be developed into a feature film at Allspark Pictures, a new label the company is self-financing. They may later team-up with other production houses to co-finace a slate of upcoming movie projects.

Allspark has already teamed up with Jason Blum of Blumhouse, who is co-producing the live-action Jem and the Holograms, with Universal Pictures set to distribute and co-finance that movie's budget. Jem and the Holograms will be released in October 2015.

Hasbro is producing and financing the new My Little Pony movie in-house. It is currently in discussions with a number of studios to release the movie on 'the broadest number of screens'. Explains president of Hasbro Studios and global entertainment and licensing for Hasbro Inc. Stephen Davis:

"We've very excited about the potential of that movie. »

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‘My Little Pony’ Movie in the Works at Hasbro Studios (Exclusive)

20 October 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hasbro Studios has given the greenlight to a “My Little Pony” movie, with plans to release the animated film in 2017.

The film will join “Jem and the Holograms” as the first to be produced through Allspark Pictures, a new label through which the company will self-finance or pair up with other companies to co-finance a slate of film projects.

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Prods. already is co-producing the live action “Jem,” with Universal Pictures co-financing the movie’s budget. The studio has dated the film for release on Oct. 23, 2015.

Hasbro Studios will take the reins of “My Little Pony,” producing and financing it inhouse. It is in discussion with studios to release the film “on the broadest possible number of screens,” said Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios and global entertainment and licensing for Hasbro Inc. “We’re very excited about the potential of that movie.”

Joe Ballarini, who previously »

- Marc Graser

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"Jem and the Holograms" Hits Oct 2015

16 October 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures has announced an October 23rd 2015 release date for the live-action adaptation of the popular 1980s cartoon and Hasbro toy line "Jem and the Holograms".

Aubrey Peeples plays a young woman who transforms into a pop star with the help of a pair of high-tech earrings along with her best friends (Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko and Aurora Perrineau).

Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald also star in the microbudget project which Jon M. Chu is directing for Blumhouse Productions.

Universal also announced that Blumhouse horror thriller "Cybernatural" has scored an April 10th 2015 release date. That film follows a group of teen friends who are stalked for revenge after cyber shaming a high school bully into killing herself.

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- Garth Franklin

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Jem And The Holograms And Cybernatural Secure Release Dates For 2015

16 October 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Universal has revealed the release dates for two of its upcoming Blumhouse Productions titles: Jem And The Holograms and Cybernatural.

The former will land in theatres on October 23rd, 2015 as a live-action reboot of the animated series. That joyful Saturday morning cartoon, based on the Hasbro toy line, sprang to life in the 80s and its very existence has plagued this writer on practically a daily basis ever since.

But enough about me, what about this live-action update? The direction in which Universal intend to steer the project is very intriguing, as the flick is set to be produced by Jason Blum and his spooky cohorts at Blumhouse. You know, that team of scaremongers who’ve made sure that no adult can shrug at a PG-13 rating ever again thanks to Insidious.

From what we know, it’s going to have little to no-scares whatsoever, instead telling the story of »

- Gem Seddon

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Jem And The Holograms Movie Has a 2015 Release Date

16 October 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Universal Pictures revealed today that director Jon M. Chu's live-action Jem and the Holograms movie will be released on October 23rd, 2015. There's a lot of buzz surrounding this movie, because there's a lot of fans out there who grew up watch the 1980s Hasbro animated series.

The story "centers on an orphaned teenage girl who becomes an online recording sensation. She and her sisters embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt -- one that sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father."

The cast for the film includes Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples as the lead character Jem; Disney's A.N.T. Farm's Stefanie Scott as Jem's sister, Kimber; Pretty Little Liars actress Aurora Perrineau will play Shana; and The FostersHayley Kiyoko will take on the role of Aja. Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald also have roles in »

- Joey Paur

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'Jem and the Holograms' Gets October 2015 Release Date

16 October 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After an announcement that took fans by surprise, its been fairly quiet on the Jem and the Holograms front. Today, we get the official release date for this live-action adaptation of the popular animated series and Hasbro toy line, which has caused some controversy amongst fans for deviating from the core mythology.

While not a horror film, Jem and the Holograms will be arriving in theaters on October 23rd, 2015, from Universal Pictures, just in time for Halloween. Which adheres to producer Jason Blum's core aesthetic. Is he aiming for another annual Halloween midnight tradition in the vein of The Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Directed by Jon M. Chu, who helmed the sequel G.I. Joe Retaliation for Hasbro and Paramount, Jem and the Holograms is being produced by Jason Blum for Blumhouse productions. He's gained a reputation for delivering movies on the cheap that bring in big bucks at the box office. »

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'Jem and the Holograms' gets a release date

16 October 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Months after production began on the truly outrageous live-action adaptation of Jem and the Holograms, the film has been slotted for release by Universal Pictures. Jem, which reimagines the 1980s cartoon in modern day, will debut in theaters on Oct. 23, 2015. The cast that includes Juliette Lewis and Aubrey Peeples as Jem, a teenage orphan with a rockstar alter ego. The only other film currently slated to release on that date is The Conjuring 2. Jon M. Chu will direct the film, which includes Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, and Hayley Kiyoko as the other members of Jem's band. »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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Jem And The Holograms Release Date Set for October 23, 2015; Cybernatural Opens April 10, 2015

16 October 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Jem and the Holograms movie release date has been announced by Universal Pictures.  The studio will drop the feature film adaptation based on the 1980s Hasbro toy line and cartoon on October 23, 2015, hitting theaters just in time for Fall.  Director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) helms the quickly assembled musical adventure film, which paints the titular Jem as an orphaned teenager who becomes an internet sensation and subsequently embarks on a music-driven scavenger hunt with her bad.  The picture is a Blumhouse Productions joint, which is mostly known for producing low budget horror films like the Paranormal Activity series and Sinister that go on to turn a big profit.  The PG-rated Jem was similarly made on a relatively tight budget, with a cast led by Aubrey Peeples (Nashville) as Jem, Stefanie Scott (Flipped) as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) as Aja, and Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) as Shana. »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘Jem and the Holograms’ Movie Set for Oct. 2015 Release

16 October 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has set an Oct. 23, 2015 release date for its “Jem and the Holograms” movie, based on Hasbro’s cult 1980s animated series.

The musical fantasy reimagines Jem amid the current hyperlinked social media era in a story of a small-town girl going from underground video sensation to global superstar with her three sisters.

Jon M. Chu directed from Ryan Landels’ script with Aubrey Peeples as the lead. Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Ryan Guzman, Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis also star.

Producers are Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun for Sb Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis of Hasbro Studios.

It’s the second project to land on the date after Warner  Bros.-New Line’s “The Conjuring 2.”

 

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- Dave McNary

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‘Jem And The Holograms’ Release Date Set For October 2015

16 October 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The live-action Jem And The Holograms movie based on the Hasbro animated series will be released on October 23, 2015, Universal said today as it dated two of its upcoming Blumhouse pictures. The music-driven film about a young woman who transforms into a pop star with the help of her best friends and a pair of high-tech earrings is being directed by Jon M. Chu and stars Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Juliette Lewis, Molly Ringwald and Ryan Guzman.

Chu is producing with Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, Scooter Braun for Sb Projects, Bennett Schneir, and Hasbro StudiosBrian Goldner and Stephen Davis. Ryan Landels wrote the script.

Universal also set its Blumhouse horror pic Cybernatural, produced by Timur Bekmambetov, for April 10, 2015. The studio acquired it in a Wme Global-brokered deal after a test screening. The pic unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are »

- The Deadline Team

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'Jem and the Holograms' Will Rock Theaters in October 2015

16 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Universal's live action adaptation of beloved 1980s cartoon "Jem and the Holograms" finally has a release date: The flick will hit theaters on October 23, 2015.

"Jem" focused on Jerrica Benton, and musical alter ego, Jem. While the series was totally '80s, this new version will be a modern take; according to Variety, "The musical fantasy reimagines Jem amid the current hyperlinked social media era in a story of a small-town girl going from underground video sensation to global superstar with her three sisters."

"Nashville" star Aubrey Peeples is playing the titular star, while Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, and Hayley Kiyoko round out the rest of Jem's band, the Holograms. Ryan Guzman will play Rio, a love interest for Jem, and Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis are also part of the cast.

John M. Chu is directing, from a script by Ryan Landels. Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity," "Whiplash") is producing.

[via: Variety]

Photo credit: John M. »

- Katie Roberts

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‘Step Up’s Ryan Guzman Joins Richard Linklater Baseball Pic

16 September 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Richard Linklater has tapped Step Up All In star Ryan Guzman for That’s What I’m Talking About, the baseball movie he’s assembling following his acclaimed time lapse drama Boyhood. Guzman has landed a lead role in the 1980s-set film about a college freshman who moves into a fraternity-like baseball house with his hard-partying teammates. He’s got the background for the part: The athletic actor, who has starred in two Step Up dance pics, was a college pitcher before he turned to acting. As Deadline’s Mike Fleming first reported offers are out to thesps Blake Jenner (Glee), Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf), and Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street). Guzman next stars opposite Jennifer Lopez in Universal and Blumhouse’s January thriller The Boy Next Door and is playing Rio in the Jon M. Chu-directed Jem And The Holograms, also for Universal and Blumhouse. He’s repped by Luber Roklin, »

- Jen Yamato

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Jena Malone, Douglas Smith Lead ‘Bottom Of The World'; Nick Braun Heads To ‘Stanford'; David Coussins Joins ‘Good Kids’

28 August 2014 8:56 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Jena Malone (The Hunger Games sequels, Hatfields & McCoys) and Douglas Smith (Terminator: Genisys, Ouija) have landed lead roles the indie horror pic Bottom Of The World for director Richard Sears. Malone and Smith play Scarlett and Alex, a young couple who stop at a desert motel on their way to start a new life in L.A. When she vanishes, Alex desperately tries to find her but is plunged into a nightmarish world where he finally realizes that he must be in a dream — but he is not the dreamer. Ted Levine also has joined the cast as a sinister preacher who taunts Alex at every turn. Brian Gottlieb wrote the pic, which starts shooting September 1 in Ottawa. Malone is repped by Gersh and Hirsch Wallerstein; Smyth is with Paradigm, More/Medavoy Management and Morris Yorn.

Nicholas Braun (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, At Middleton) has begun filming The Stanford Prison Experiment. »

- Jen Yamato

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Ryan Guzman Talks Step Up All In, Being Invited Back for the Film, Favorite Dance Sequence, Jem And The Holograms, and More

31 July 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Step Up All In takes one of the most popular dance franchises in film history to all new heights, following Miami street dancer Sean Asa (Ryan Guzman) as he tries to make it in Hollywood, only to discover the almost insurmountable odds of making it in the professional dance world.  When he meets the headstrong Andie West (Briana Evigan), they form a new dance crew that reaches the final rounds of a high-stakes reality TV competition that will make their dreams come true. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Ryan Guzman talked about how shocked he was when he was invited back for another Step Up film (he was in Step Up Revolution), why he liked the concept of being teamed up with Briana Evigan, the dynamic between Sean and Andie, how there are no special effects added to the dancing, his favorite dance sequence in the film, »

- Christina Radish

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Production Begins on Insidious Chapter 3, First Set Photo Released

22 July 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It looks like another family has felt fear from The Further. Earlier this year it was revealed that scribe and co-star of the Insidious movies, Leigh Whannell, would make his directorial debut on Insidious Chapter 3. Production on the film is now underway, and the first set photo shows a familiar face from the first two films, with an official press release revealing that this third franchise entry is a prequel. 

Insidious Chapter 3 is set for a May 29th, 2015 release. The first set photo gives us a look at actress Lin Shaye, who plays Elise Rainier, a supernatural specialist who gave guidance to the Lambert family against the tormented souls of The Further in the first two films. In the foreground of the photo is actress Stefanie Scott (from the upcoming live-action Jem And The Holograms). On the left side of the shot is writer/director Whannell, who will reprise his »

- Derek Anderson

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Jason Blum cements Uni ties

20 July 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions have signed a 10-year first-look production deal as Jason Blum looks to form partnerships across NBCUniversal.

Blum, the prolific genre producer whose The Purge: Anarchy arrived at the weekend in second place on an estimated $28.4m, will also produce content for Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions

Blumhouse will bring its Sinister franchise to Focus Features, making Universal home to three of the company’s most profitable micro-budget franchises including The Purge and Insidious, which is already based at Focus. 

The company’s first film with Universal was June 2013 release The Purge, the $3m production that debuted at number one on $34.1m, some 17% higher than the debut of Anarchy.

Despite the discrepancy in opening weekends Anarchy, at a price tag of $9m, will easily turn a profit for the parties involved.

Blumhouse’s next micro-budget releases with Universal will be the supernatural thriller Ouija on October 24, the Jenifer Lopez psychological thriller [link=tt »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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