25
Jan
2011

ABC ORDERS EDGAR ALLAN POE, ‘PAN AM’ DRAMA PILOTS

It’s been a busy day over at ABC. In addition to the two comedy pilots the network picked up earlier on Tuesday, ABC has given the green light for a one-hour drama pilot, simply titled POE, as well as a jet-setting Pan Am soap. POE is a crime procedural that follows Edgar Allan Poe as [...]


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13
Jan
2011

WARNER BROS TAPS SHANE BLACK FOR JAPANESE MANGA ‘DEATH NOTE’

Warner Bros has hired Shane Black to direct a live action adaptation of the Japanese manga series Death Note. Black will oversee a script that’s being written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, his accomplices on Doc Savage, a drama he’ll direct for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Brian Witten [...]


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13
Jan
2011

SHANE BLACK TO DIRECT WB’S ‘DEATH NOTE’

Warner Bros. has tapped Shane Black to direct “Death Note,” based on the Japanese manga series with Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Brian Witten producing. Studio confirmed Black’s attachment Thursday along with the signing of Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry to pen the adaptation. Black’s also been attached to direct Columbia’s “Doc Savage” [...]


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04
Jan
2011

‘MONSTERS’ DIRECTOR STOMPS TO ‘GODZILLA’

Godzilla has a director. Gareth Edwards, the British filmmaker who wrote and directed indie sci-fi movie Monsters, is closing a deal to develop and direct the creature feature for Legendary Pictures, the company that co-produced blockbusters such as Inception and The Dark Knight. Warner Bros. will co-produce, co-finance and distribute per its deal with Legendary. [...]


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04
Jan
2011

‘MONSTERS’ DIRECTOR TO HELM ‘GODZILLA’

Special effects juggernaut “Godzilla” has a director with British helmer Gareth Edwards on board for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.“Godzilla” would be Edwards’ second film. He wrote and directed low-budget sci-fier “Monsters,” for which he won trophies for best director and best technical achievement last month at the British Independent Film Awards. “Monsters,” set in [...]


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06
Dec
2010

WARNERS DEVELOPS ‘RABBIT’ FOR CHRIS TUCKER

Warner Bros. is developing “The Rabbit,” an escape artist action comedy that will star Chris Tucker with Dan Lin producing. Project’s based on a spec script written by Micah Barnett and centers on a Las Vegas magician and master escape artist, who’s forced to flee the country and becomes an internationally renowned “Houdini for hire” [...]


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01
Dec
2010

FLEISCHER IN TALKS FOR ‘GANGSTER’

Warner Bros. is in talks with “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer to helm “Gangster Squad,” a police actioner set in post-WWII Los Angeles. Studio acquired the rights two years ago to the L.A. Times’ seven-part series “Tales From the Gangster Squad.” Dan Lin and Kevin McCormick — both former studio execs with Warner term deals — [...]


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01
Dec
2010

RUBEN FLEISCHER TO DIRECT WARNER BROS.’ ‘GANGSTER SQUAD’

Ruben Fleischer is going gangster. The Zombieland director will helm Warner Bros’ period cop movie Gangster Squad, pending working out where to fit a sequel to Columbia’s hit zombie movie. Gangster is based on a seven-part Los Angeles Times article written by Paul Lieberman centered on how in the 1940s, amid corruption and chaos, the [...]


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25
Oct
2010

WARNER BROS. BUYS PITCH SET IN LOONEY TUNES’ ACME WAREHOUSE

Kevin and Dan Hageman have sold an original pitch to Warner Bros. that could very well blow up in their faces. The Hageman brothers came up with the idea to build a feature film around the fictional ACME warehouse — the manufacturer of anything and everything used by many of the Looney Tunes characters, most [...]


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25
Oct
2010

WB NABS ACME PITCH FROM HAGEMAN BROTHERS

Warner Bros. has picked up Kevin and Dan Hageman’s high-concept pitch for a live-action/CGI hybrid about the fictional Acme Corp., the purveyor of outlandish products shown in vintage Looney Tunes cartoons. Untitled pic won’t feature characters from the Looney Tunes universe, even though Acme products appeared most prominently in the Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote series [...]


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