06
Oct
2010

‘SHERLOCK’ SCRIBE TURNS STEVE MCQUEEN’S ‘YUCATAN’ INTO ROBERT DOWNEY JR. VEHICLE

In what becomes the first priority project for Robert and Susan Downey’s Team Downey production shingle, Warner Bros has hired Anthony Peckham to write Yucatan as a star vehicle for Downey. The Downeys will produce with Dan Lin. Peckham is being paid seven-figures to start over on a project that the studio has wanted to [...]


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29
Jun
2010

WARNER BROS. GOES GANGSTER

Those hankering for more “Departed”-like movies from Hollywood — original movies with well-paced action, a strong sense of place and a cross-section of colorful characters — will probably get their itch tickled when “The Town,” Ben Affleck’s Boston-set crime drama, hits in the fall. Now it looks as if they could be getting another scratch [...]


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28
Jun
2010

‘CLOUDY’ DIRECTORS PLAY WITH ‘LEGO’

Warner Bros.’ movie based on the Lego toys has found its latest brick piece: a director. Or in this case, a pair of directors. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the helmers behind Sony Animation’s hit “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” are in final negotiations to write and direct the Lego movie, which is being [...]


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28
Jun
2010

‘CLOUDY’ DIRECTORS TOY WITH ‘LEGO’

Warner Bros. is building up its “Lego” movie. Studio is in talks with the “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to write and direct. Warners-based Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Roy Lee of Veritgo Entertainment are producing the family adventure, a mix of live action and animation. Warners [...]


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29
Mar
2010

GODZILLA STOMPING BACK TO THEATERS VIA LEGENDARY

Well, well, well … look who’s getting back in fighting shape. Everyone’s favorite gigantic, havoc-wreaking lizard, Godzilla, is on his way back to the big screen via Legendary Pictures, which has acquired the rights to develop and produce a new feature based on the iconic Toho Co. character. Warner Bros. will co-produce, cofinance and distribute [...]


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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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