Archive for April 27, 2012
[UPDATE: Coraline director Henry Selick is now attached to helm The Graveyard Book!]
The literary works of renowned author Neil Gaiman have been successfully translated into cinematic form in recent years (Stardust, Coraline). Similarly, two of the fan-fave writer’s most famous creations – the novel American Gods and his Sandman graphic novel/comic book series – are currently in the early stages of being television series.
Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book - a piece of children’s literature that’s been awarded the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Newberry Medal (among others) – is also now prepped to make the jump to the big screen, with Walt Disney Pictures backing the production.
Deadline has learned that Oscar-nominee Gil Netter is currently attached to produce The Graveyard Book for Disney. He’s a backer with a pretty eclectic resume that includes ...
Click to continue reading Disney Acquires Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Graveyard Book’ Adaptation [Updated]
Screen Rant’s Kofi Outlaw Reviews Sound of My Voice
In Sound of My Voice we are confronted with an immediate question of faith, as would-be documentarian Peter Aitken (Christopher Denham) and his girlfriend Lorna (Nicole Vicius) are brought into a local cult to meet its leader, the beautiful and mesmerizing Maggie (co-writer and star Brit Marling). The rabbit hole gets even deeper as Maggie reveals an implausible story to her new recruits: she claims to be a traveler from the future (2054 to be exact), sent back to gather those faithful who are ready to be trained in how to survive (both literally and figuratively) in the harsh era to come.
Peter and ...
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The latest product from House Judd Apatow, The Five-Year Engagement, hits theaters this weekend, and with it comes the first theatrical trailer for This Is 40: a (sorta) followup to Knocked Up that looks at what married with kids couple Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are up to, now that they’re about to become officially middle-aged.
Apatow wrote, directed, and produced This Is 40, which also features familiar Apatow-verse faces as Jason Segel, Charlyne Yi, his real-life wife (Mann) and daughters, Maude and Iris. The supporting cast is rounded out by seasoned comedic talent in the forms of Albert Brooks, John Lithgow, Melissa McCarthy and Lena Dunham (Girls). Did we mention Megan Fox is in this too? (Odd though it may seem…)
As expected, the trailer for This Is 40 makes the film look like Apatow’s customary serving of ...
Click to continue reading ‘This Is 40′ Trailer: Judd Apatow’s Sort-Of Sequel to ‘Knocked Up’
Six years ago it looked like Tom Cruise’s career was on the downturn. A few PR missteps and the underperformance of Mission: Impossible 3 at the US box office ($135 million) led to his production deal at Paramount Pictures being scrapped – after a very public ticking off from the Viacom’s head honcho Sumner Redstone. The star’s seven film, $100 million-plus streak, was foiled when Robert Redford’s political drama Lions For Lambs scored just $15 million, and then Valkyrie and Knight and Day both failed to hit the magic $100 million mark at the domestic box office. Naysayers were spreading the word that Cruise’s twenty-five year reign at the top of the Hollywood food chain had finally come to an end.
Then Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opened in December and scored a ...
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Shortly before Chronicle hit theaters earlier this year, rumors began circulating that the director of the superhero flick (with a found-footage twist), Josh Trank, was already in line to helm Fox’s reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise.
Trank thereafter dismissed such speculation, stating that he’d not even met with studio heads about revamping the F4 property (at that time, anyway). When reports flew in a few weeks later, revealing that Trank had begun negotiations with Sony for him to direct the long-stalled Venom movie, it was widely assumed that the Spider-Man spinoff would instead mark the filmmaker’s first excursion into comic book movie territory.
However, while in attendance at the CinemaCon 2012, 20th Century Fox CEO Tom Rothman revealed (via Collider) that Trank is indeed helping to dust off and ...
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