29
Mar
2010

‘GODZILLA’ STOMPS BACK TO SCREEN

Durable special effects juggernaut “Godzilla” will return to the bigscreen in 2012, with Legendary Pictures producing. Legendary will co-produce with Warner Bros., which is co-financing. The “Godzilla” project’s been something of an open secret in recent months after Legendary execs began talking with potential directors. Legendary held off on making a public announcement until it [...]


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22
Mar
2010

WARNER BROS. TO MAKE ‘SPY HUNTER’ FILM

Warner Bros. is game for “Spy Hunter.” The studio is developing a feature version of the vidgame with Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Roy Lee of Vertigo producing. The story follows a highly trained spy hunter whose job it is to eliminate rogue spies when they become liabilities to their governments. Chad St. John has [...]


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22
Mar
2010

‘SPY HUNTER’ VIDEO GAME HEADED TO BIG SCREEN

Warner Bros. is bringing the video game “Spy Hunter” to the big screen. The studio, which bought the title as part of its acquisition of Midway Games last year, has tapped Chad St. John to pen the script for a feature adaptation. Dan Lin, one of the producers of “Sherlock Holmes,” will produce with Roy [...]


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05
Nov
2009

LIN PICTURES VP HONORED IN THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S NEXT GEN 2009 LIST

Each fall for the past 16 years, the editors of The Hollywood Reporter have evaluated hundreds of 35-and-under executives working in film, television, representation, law and new media for 35 spots on the Next Generation list. Congratulations to the class of 2009. Film Jon Silk, 31 VP production, Lin Pictures Silk always wanted a career [...]


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11
Aug
2009

WARNER BUILDS PIC WITH LEGO

Movies based on toys couldn’t be hotter in Hollywood, with nearly every studio adapting playthings for the bigscreen. Now count Warner Bros. as one of those studios: WB is toying with plans to develop a movie around Lego and its popular building blocks. Scribes Dan and Kevin Hageman are penning the script for the family [...]


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17
Mar
2009

MCG, THE MACHINE BEHIND ‘TERMINATOR SALVATION’

This week the “Terminator” franchise returns to theaters with its darkest chapter yet, a relentless, spirit-crushing vision of the future where humans are snuffed by killer robots. There are not a lot of lighthearted moments in this film, but you might hear chuckles in the theater during the screen credits because of one line: “A [...]


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12
Mar
2009

WARNER BROS. TAPS KAJGANICH FOR ‘IT’

Warner Bros. is doing “It,” tapping Dave Kajganich to adapt Stephen King’s novel, with Dan Lin and Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison producing. “It” centers on seven children in a small Maine town who confront the source of a series of murders in 1958 and again in 1985, when the cycle begins again. The [...]


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25
Feb
2009

WARNER BROS. SETS UP ‘SUICIDE SQUAD’

Warner Bros. is going on a suicide mission, setting up the DC Comics property “Suicide Squad” for Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) to produce as a potential franchise. In a departure from normal comic-based fare, “Suicide Squad” concentrates on a group of incarcerated supervillains rather than the usual focus on superheroes. The first version of the [...]


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10
Sep
2008

WB, LIN JOIN CHRISTENSEN’S ‘COALITION’

Warner Bros. has snapped up Shawn Christensen’s sci-fi thriller “Karma Coalition” for Dan Lin to produce. Preemptive deal is pegged at high-six against mid-seven figures. Christensen, who is the lead singer of the indie rock band stellastarr*, penned the screenplay while working on the Gotham-based group’s upcoming third album. “Karma Coalition” centers on a falsely [...]


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03
Sep
2008

DAN LIN NAMED IN VARIETY’S 10 PRODUCERS TO WATCH

When Dan Lin transitioned from Warner Bros. creative exec to producer, he hoped his finance background (Harvard Business School), understanding of studio politics and talent relations would make him a valuable bridge between studios and makers of global-minded tentpole fare. Apparently he was right. With five pictures on the WB release calendar for 2009, Lin’s [...]


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