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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25
Jan
2011

ABC PICKS UP ‘POE’, ‘PAN AM’ DRAMA PILOTS, TWO MULTICAMERA COMEDIES

After just picking up a period soap, Pan Am, ABC has also green lighted a period PI show. In its second drama pilot order today and fourth overall, the network has picked up Poe, a crime procedural following Edgar Allan Poe, the world’s very first detective, as he uses unconventional methods to investigate dark mysteries [...]


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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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