16
Nov
2017

Netflix Nabs Josh Gad Superhero Comedy ‘Super-Normal’

Luke Evans, who helped Gad pitch the project and is executive producing, is also attached to star, as is Daisy Ridley. Netflix has picked up Super-Normal, the hot superhero package that has Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans attached to star. Gad is producing the project with Dan Lin, who produced Death Note for [...]


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14
Nov
2017

NBC Developing Family Drama With Nearly All-Asian Cast

NBC is looking to Sleepy Hollow co-showrunner Albert Kim for its next soap. The network is teaming with Kim to develop an untitled family drama that, should it move to pilot, would feature a nearly all-Asian cast. The project, which received a script commitment at NBC, revolves around a family-owned Korean electronics corporation that is [...]


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11
Oct
2017

‘Settlers of Catan’ Movie Adaptation in the Works at Sony

Sony Pictures is in negotiations to acquire the rights to adapt “Catan,” the influential board game also known as “The Settlers of Catan,” into a film. Gail Katz, whose credits include “Pawn Sacrifice,” “The Perfect Storm,” and “Air Force One,” will produce. Variety first reported in 2015 that she had acquired the rights. Dan Lin, [...]


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25
Sep
2017

‘It’ Sequel Gets September 2019 Release Date

Since its launch earlier this month, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s book has shattered numerous records. Pennywise the Dancing Clown is getting ready to terrorize audiences all over again. New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. on Monday announced that a sequel to the horror blockbuster It will hit theaters, including Imax locations, on Sept. [...]


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22
Sep
2017

Lin Pictures Taps TriStar Exec as Head of TV

Lin Pictures is solidifying its push into television. Lindsey Liberatore will oversee development for Dan Lin’s Warner Bros. Television-based company. The company behind the It reboot has tapped former TriStar executive Lindsey Liberatore to serve as senior vp television and oversee development and all TV operations for the Warner Bros. Television-based production company. Courteney Tarantin [...]


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13
Sep
2017

‘It’ Producer Dan Lin Scores CBS Put Pilot Order for Remake of BBC Miniseries ‘Murder’

CBS has given a put pilot order to a remake of the BBC miniseries “Murder” from executive producer Dan Lin, Variety has learned exclusively. The potential series will be shot like a true crime documentary, taking audience inside the emotional journey of an investigation, allowing them to discern the truth and judge the suspects’ guilt [...]


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11
Sep
2017

‘It’ Final Box Office Clears Massive $123M in U.S. Bow

That’s even higher than Sunday’s record-shattering estimate of $117.2 million. It is a hit of even bigger proportion than estimated. Final weekend numbers show the supernatural horror film clearing $123.1 million in its North American debut for New Line and Warner Bros. That’s ahead of Sunday morning’s record-shattering estimate of $117.2 million. Warners was cautious [...]


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10
Sep
2017

‘It’ Breaks September Records, Supercharging the Box Office

“It,” starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the demonic clown, delivered a larger opening-weekend audience than “Wonder Woman.” Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros. Pictures, via Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The horror movie “It” arrived as a cultural juggernaut over the weekend, smashing September box office records with an eye-popping $117.2 million in estimated North American ticket sales [...]


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07
Sep
2017

‘It’ Movie Sequel Plans Move Forward at New Line

The studio is just starting to firm up plans for a second film based on Stephen King’s massive novel. Even as New Line prepares for the Friday opening of its much-anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s It, the company is moving toward a second movie based on the massive horror novel. Gary Dauberman, one of the [...]


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06
Sep
2017

‘Aladdin’: Will Smith Posts First Cast Photo From Set

Will Smith has shared the first cast photo of Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” with a post on his Facebook page as Guy Ritchie begins filming the movie in London. Smith is playing the Genie – previously voiced by the late Robin Williams in the 1992 animated film. The photo shows Smith and co-stars Mena Massoud (Aladdin), [...]


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