29
Mar
2017

‘It’ Trailer Brings Stephen King Classic Back to Life

Sometimes, it pays to be afraid of clowns. Stephen King’s It is back. The first footage of the film from Mama director Andy Muschietti proves people with a phobia of clowns may have legitimate reasons for it. The film stars Bill Skarsgard stars as the demonic clown Pennywise. The kids he terrorizes are played by [...]


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17
Mar
2017

Lego Stays on Script

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10
Mar
2017

Meet the Man Responsible for Protecting the Lego Brand as It Became a Mega Movie Franchise

How producer Dan Lin convinced Lego to take a risk Few brands can make movies that people want to see. Over the past few years, that’s something Lego has been able to accomplish thanks to Dan Lin, CEO of Lin Pictures and producer of the Lego movies. The latest film in the franchise, The Lego [...]


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10
Mar
2017

THE BUSINESS OF LEGO BATMAN — DAN LIN (MBA 1999)

Lego Movie and Lego Batman producer Dan Lin offers an inside look at the role of a modern Hollywood producer—and how he manages a burgeoning franchise. Dan Lin is the Hollywood producer behind the hit films Sherlock Holmes, Gangster Squad, and the Lego Movie. Lin’s most recent film, Lego Batman, opened last month and was [...]


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22
Feb
2017

‘Lethal Weapon’ Renewed For Season 2 By Fox

Here is why getting only a partial back order is not necessarily a death sentence for a freshman series. Fox has given an early renewal to its action comedy-drama Lethal Weapon. Lethal Weapon, from Matt Miller, Warner Bros TV and Lin Pictures, got off to an OK ratings start in the fall after better than [...]


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17
Feb
2017

Hello, Siri. Please tell us about your feature-film debut in ‘Lego Batman Movie’ …

ON ONE QUESTION, Siri was proving as elusive as a Gotham villain. If you’ve listened carefully in “The Lego Batman Movie,” or simply saw the credits roll, you know firsthand that the Apple personal assistant has a featured role in the top box-office film in the land. In an inspired turn, Siri is Lego Batman’s [...]


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12
Feb
2017

‘Lego Batman Movie’ tops ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ at the box office as ‘John Wick 2’ kills

Goofy superhero kids’ toys beat kinky whips and bondage at movie theaters this weekend as “The Lego Batman Movie” topped “Fifty Shades Darker” for the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office. Warner Bros.’ new “Lego Movie” spinoff grossed $55.6 million in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates, [...]


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09
Feb
2017

What ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ has in common with ‘Deadpool’

Listen to the original interview When “The Lego Movie” premiered in 2014, it was a surprise critical and commercial hit. The surprise was partly due to the expectation that the film would be one long commercial for Legos when, in the end, it was a pretty good movie. The film did help sell Legos, but [...]


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03
Feb
2017

‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Enlists ‘Trolls’ Director Mike Mitchell (Exclusive)

Mike Mitchell can’t stop the feeling that everything will be awesome. The director of DreamWorks Animation’s hit Trolls has been hired to direct The Lego Movie sequel for Warner Bros. Animation. Rob Schrab was previously named director, but sources say a parting of ways occurred due to “creative differences.” Original Lego Movie directors Phil Lord [...]


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20
Jan
2017

‘Lego Batman Movie’ to Screen Early for Producer’s Son’s Charity

Dan Lin is showing the film as a favor for his 12-year-old son, Miles, who created a charity that supports sustainable fishing and farming. Five days ahead of its release, The Lego Batman Movie will screen Feb. 5 at Los Feliz’s Vista Theatre as a family favor that producer Dan Lin is doing for his [...]


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