18
Oct
2011

CW BUYS THRILLER FROM ‘EASY A’ WRITER

The CW has bought Dare, an hourlong action thriller from Easy A writer Bert V Royal, Warner Bros TV and studio-based Dan Lin Prods. Dare follows six young adults who find themselves forced to play a dangerous and deadly game of Truth or Dare. This is the second sale for Royal, who also has single-camera [...]


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18
Oct
2011

BERT ROYAL SETS DRAMA AT CW, WARNER BROS. TV

CW has pacted with “Easy A” scribe Bert Royal and Warner Bros. TV to develop an action-thriller “Dare.” Royal is penning the script for WB-based Lin Pictures. He’ll exec produce with Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. “Dare” revolves around a group of six young adults who are forced to play a deadly game of Truth [...]


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14
Oct
2011

‘TRANCE’ SCRIBE JOE AHEARNE MAKES THRILLER PITCH DEAL TO WARNER BROS

Hot off co-writing Trance for director Danny Boyle, Joe Ahearne has sold an untitled supernatural thriller pitch to Warner Bros. Dan Lin will produce under his Lin Pictures banner. Lin’s veep Jon Silk came up with an idea they are keeping under wraps and Ahearne expanded it before they pitched it to the studio and [...]


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28
Sep
2011

WARNER BROS GOES TO THE MOUNTAINTOP FOR MOSES EPIC

Here’s an interesting one to ponder on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Warner Bros is courting Steven Spielberg to direct Gods and Kings, an epic-sized film about life of Moses. There haven’t been formal meetings yet, but Spielberg has read the script by Michael Green and Stuart Hazeldine. Getting Spielberg is a long shot on [...]


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28
Sep
2011

WARNER BROS DATES ‘GANGSTER SQUAD’

Warner Bros said today that it will release its Ruben Fleischer-directed mob drama Gangster Squad on Oct. 19, 2012, right in the teeth of next year’s awards season. Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone star in the pic, which is set in 1940s-era Los Angeles and centers on a police unit that [...]


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02
Aug
2011

DAN LIN’S COMPANY LAUNCHES TV DIVISION, SIGNS OVERALL DEAL WITH WARNER BROS TV

After testing the TV waters last season, feature producer Dan Lin is putting down small-screen roots, forming a television division of his company Lin Pictures and signing an overall deal with Warner Bros Television. Veteran TV development executive/producer Jennifer Gwartz has been tapped to run the new division, which is looking to develop drama and [...]


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28
Jul
2011

WARNER BROS. TAPS TREVOR CAWOOD TO DIRECT THRILLER ‘THE KARMA COALITION’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The move sets into motion a project that Warners picked up in 2008, plunking down $750,000 against $1. 5 million for the spec by rocker-by-day/scribe-by-night Shawn Christensen. Trevor Cawood is in negotiations to direct The Karma Coalition, a thriller being produced by Lin Pictures at Warner Bros. The move sets into motion a project that [...]


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23
Feb
2011

WARNER BROS REMAKES ‘THE BODYGUARD’

Warner Bros is rebooting its 1992 hit The Bodyguard, the film that paired Kevin Costner with Whitney Houston and became for its time one of the biggest global hits in studio history with a $411 million worldwide gross. The film will be scripted by Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer, whose action comedy script Family Getaway [...]


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23
Feb
2011

WARNER BROS. TO REMAKE ‘THE BODYGUARD’

Warner Bros. has decided to reboot “The Bodyguard,” setting up an updated remake of the 1992 hit with Warner-based Dan Lin producing. Scripting team of Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer have been tapped to script. Mark Bauch will co-produce. The original film was directed by Mick Jackson and centered on a former Secret Service agent, [...]


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06
Feb
2011

ILENE CHAIKEN TO RUN CBS DRAMA PILOT ‘HAIL MARY’, ALEX GRAVES TO DIRECT ABC’S ‘POE’

The L Word co-creator/executive producer Ilene Chaiken has joined CBS’ private eye drama pilot Hail Mary as executive producer /showrunner. The project, created by Jeff Wadlow, is a buddy P.I. show set in Atlanta that focuses on a suburban single mom who teams up with a streetwise hustler to solve crimes. Wadlow, Chaiken and Joel [...]


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