Directors McG and Simon Crane were previously attached to Hot Wheels. Lin helmed this summer's Star Trek Beyond for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious films.
Lin and his producing partner Troy Craig Poon, and Legendary Pictures will search for a screenwriter to pen Hot Wheels. Lin is expected to film Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Mattel Toys is starting to follow in Hasbro's footsteps by adapting feature-length films based on their popular toy brands. The first major film project is Max Steel, from one of Mattel's action figure lines, which is opening October 14. Various movie
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, also revealing that Justin Lin and his company Perfect Storm will have the option to co-finance the movie. The director and his partner Troy Craig Poon, along with Legendary, are reportedly searching for a writer to board the project and bring Hot Wheels to life. The report also notes that this project will not be Justin Lin's next directorial effort, as it is still very early in the development process. He is also attached to Space Jam 2, so perhaps
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Lin, no stranger to the genre after a long career on Universal’s Fast and Furious franchise, has struck a deal to direct, develop and produce the adaptation via his Perfect Storm Entertainment banner, lending the project its first tangible lease of life since 2014. Then, it was director Simon Crane who came attached to Hot Wheels at Legendary, after the studio had snapped up rights from Columbia some years before.
That all changes today. With Lin at the helm and his producing partner Troy Craig Poon by his side, the search is on for a writer to steer Hot Wheels onto the starting grid as Legendary eyes a sizeable blockbuster. Falling into
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Catlin comes to Pse from Im Global where he acted as senior VP of production and acquisitions and was an integral part of the foreign sales team on Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “Silence.”
Prior to joining Pse, Lee ran Jake Johnson and Max Winkler’s production shingle The Walcott Company, based at 20th Century Fox TV through their overall deal with the studio.
Brassard spent the last year and a half at Sonar Entertainment working in series and longform development under Jenna Glazier and Tom Patricia. While at Sonar, Brassard worked on such projects as “South of Hell” for WeTV,
Lin is producer, alongside Chinese media tycoon Bruno Wu, on “Hollywood Adventures,” which released in China late last week and was the world’s fifth biggest movie this weekend according to Rentrak, with a $26 million opening.
In 2012 Lin and Wu formed a joint venture company, Perfect Storm Entertainment, which produced the picture alongside China’s Enlight Pictures. Enlight is also the distributor in China.
The film is an unusual hybrid and may be a model of things to come from China.
While the movie starred A-list Chinese talent including Zhao Wei and Huang Xiaoming, most of the crew, including director Timothy Kendall, and the writers, were American.
Hollywood’s Sung Kang from “Fast & Furious” plays a supporting role. Others making appearances include Robert Patrick, Simon Helberg
Directed by Timothy Kendall, the Chinese and English-language film was mostly shot in Los Angeles and stars Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei and Vicky Zhao Wei. It was backed by Beijing-based Enlight Pictures and Bruno Wu’s Seven Stars Entertainment. A wide Chinese release has been scheduled for June 26.
In addition to Lin, producers on the film include Anne Clements, John Pierson and Lin’s partner in Perfect Storm Entertainment, Troy Craig Poon.
Im Global is also selling Wuershan’s big-budget adventure The Ghouls, co-produced by Wanda Pictures, Huayi Brothers and Enlight Pictures, at Cannes. “We’re seeing more of these big Chinese movies that in terms of production values and visual sophistication can compete with anything out there,” said Im Global chief Stuart Ford.
Under its output deal with Huayi Brothers, Im Global is also
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Andrew Dominik ("Chopper," "Killing Them Softly") has come onboard to write the Justin Lin-directed China-set 3D feature "Shaolin Temple" for Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures. Troy Craig Poon, Bruno Wu and Wang Changtian are producing.
A remake of the 1982 film which served as Jet Li's screen debut, the story is set in the period between China's Sui and Tang Dynasties. When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, the son of one of his slave workers escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor. [Source: Deadline]
Sony Pictures is in negotiations to option the film rights to "Clockers" and "The Wanderers" author Richard Price's upcoming crime novel "The Whites" for Scott Rudin to produce.
The story follows detective Billy Graves, whose tainted past comes back to haunt him when he takes on a
The 3D film is a remake of the 1982 film which marked the screen debut of iconic martial artist Jet Li, and was based on Shaolin folklore and set during the transition period between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty. When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, the son of one of his slave workers escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor. This
Not sure how Dread-worthy this will turn out to be but Deadline is reporting that Gaumont International Television ("Hannibal") has teamed with filmmaker Justin Lin and his Perfect Storm Entertainment for "Radiant Doors."
The project, from writer Jeremy Doner ("The Killing"), has received a script against a series commitment, meaning that it would go straight to series if the pilot script gets Wgn’s approval. Lin is set to direct and executive produce with Doner and Perfect Storm’s Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon with Ryan Andolina serving as co-producer.
An adaptation of the short story by Michael Swanwick which
“Fast & Furious 6″ helmer Justin Lin will direct and “The Killing’s” Jeremy Doner will pen the adaptation of Michael Swanwick’s short story of the same name. The drama is said to follow how our society would handle a flood of refuges from a dystopian future.
Lin will also executive produce on behalf of his shingle Perfect Storm, along with the company’s Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon, with Ryan Andolina serving as co-producer.
“We have been wanting to work with both Justin and Jeremy and are so happy to have them come together on this project,” said Katie O’Connell, CEO for Gaumont Intl. Television, who made the announcement. “The award-winning short story really captivated all of us with its transcendent themes. Wgn has been so
The deal is for a script against a series commitment. Lin will direct and serve as executive producer for Perfect Storm alongside Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon.
Leading screenwriter Jeremy Doner will also serve as executive producer. The project is based on an adaptation of the short story by Michael Swanwick about refugees in a dystopian future.
“We have been wanting to work with both Justin and Jeremy and are so happy to have them come together on this project,” said Gaumont International Television CEO Katie O’Connell.
“The award-winning short story really captivated all of us with its transcendent themes. Wgn has been so impressive with their early slate and they are the perfect partner for us.”
Gist: Set amidst the transformation of Times Square from New York’s seediest neighborhood to the commercialized Disneyland it is today, when a secret from his past is unearthed, a young man’s loyalties are divided between his neighborhood boss who raised him and the grizzled ex-cop who swore to protect him.
Taylor Materne & Jacob Rubin penned the Black List script set in the last days of pre-gentrified Times Square.
A young man must choose between a neighbourhood crime boss that raised him, and a grizzled ex-cop who swore to protect him.
Lin and Troy Craig Poon are producing.
The story centers on a young man who is torn between the neighborhood crime boss who raised him, and the ex-cop who swore to protect him. The plot is set during the transition period where Times Square was transformed from a seedy neighborhood to the highly-commercialized tourist destination it is today.
Taylor Materne and Jake Rubin wrote the script, which landed on the 2012 Black List. Justin Lin is also producing with Troy Craig Poon for Perfect Storm, alongside Chernin Entertainment and Far Hills Pictures. No production schedule was given.
Justin Lin is attached to direct the Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel for Universal Pictures. He is currently directing the pilot episode of Scorpion for CBS.
Producers for “Times Square” are Chernin Entertainment, Perfect Storm and Far Hills Pictures. Lin and Troy Craig Poon are producing for Perfect Storm.
The script by Taylor Materne and Jake Rubin was named on the 2012 Black List.
The story is set amidst the transformation of Times Square from a seedy neighborhood to the current commercialized area, where a young man’s loyalties are divided between his neighborhood boss who raised him and the ex-cop who swore to protect him.
Lin is currently directing “Scorpion” for CBS and is attached for the next Bourne film for Universal.
Materne and Rubin are represented by Wme, Oasis Media Group and lawyer Howard Abramson. Lin is repped by CAA, Cinetic Management and Sloss Eckhouse Law Co.
News was first reported by Deadline.com.
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