31
Oct
2013

HOT TRAILER: ‘THE LEGO MOVIE’

Warner Bros has released a trailer for The Lego Movie, the Village Roadshow CGI 3D co-production that is due out February 7. Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman provide the voices and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs pair Phil Lord & [...]


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25
Oct
2013

HOW LEGO IS BUILDING ITS BRAND IN HOLLYWOOD

In 2007, Warner Bros. producer Dan Lin and writers Dan and Kevin Hageman flew to the tiny town of Billund, Denmark — population 6,155 — to pitch Lego executives a movie based on the classic interlocking blocks. At the time, toy properties were all the rage in Hollywood thanks to the $710 million worldwide box-office [...]


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23
Oct
2013

A SNEAK PEEK AT ‘THE LEGO MOVIE,’ WHICH WILL TRY TO BUILD ON ITS REPUTATION.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller had heard the concerns in Hollywood about a movie based on the enormously popular Lego building toy. The writer-directors even had misgivings themselves, despite being lifetime fans of the Danish brand. “At first we thought, ‘Oh, I don’t know. A movie based on a plastic brick?’ “ says Miller. “But [...]


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25
Sep
2013

BRAVO BUYS MYSTERY FAMILY DRAMEDY FROM LIN PICTURES

Bravo has put in development a dramedy project from Warner Horizon and Dan Lin’s Warner Bros.-based Lin Pictures. Written by Jill Gordon, the untitled project centers on an eccentric New England family that decides to take justice into its own hands when its matriarch is murdered. When the murderer is set free on a technicality, [...]


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15
Aug
2013

HIGH-CONCEPT CRIME DRAMA FROM MATT MILLER & DAN LIN LANDS AT ABC AS PUT PILOT

In a competitive situation with multiple networks bidding, ABC has nabbed a drama project from former Chuck executive producer Matthew Miller and Lin Pictures with a put pilot commitment. Titled Forever, the drama hails from Warner Bros. TV where Miller and Lin Pictures are under overall deals. It centers on Dr. Henry Morgan, the most [...]


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06
Aug
2013

SONY, TED MELFI TEAMING ON ADAPTATION OF J.R. MOEHRINGER MEMOIR ‘THE TENDER BAR’

Ted Melfi, currently directing a cast of Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and Chris O’Dowd in his directorial debut St. Vincent De Van Nuys for The Weinstein Company, is moving closer to his next picture. I’m told that Sony Pictures and Chernin Entertainment are nearing a rights deal for the J.R. Moehringer memoir The [...]


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27
Jun
2013

WARNER BROS. TO BRING LEGO’S ‘NINJAGO’ TO BIG SCREEN

The Hageman brothers, who wrote the hit Cartoon Network animated series, will pen the film adaptation. Warner Bros. is so high on its upcoming The Lego Movie that it is moving forward with another big-screen take based on the popular toy. Brothers Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman, who received story-by credit on Lego Movie, will [...]


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26
Jun
2013

DAN LIN INKS NEW DEAL WITH WARNER BROS TV, JENNIFER GWARTZ NAMED LIN PICTURES COO

Dan Lin’s Lin Pictures has made a new two-year overall deal with Warner Bros TV. Under the pact, the company will continue to develop drama and comedy projects for broadcast and cable. Lin TV’s head of television Jennifer Gwartz has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In her new position, she will continue to head [...]


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07
Jun
2013

STEPHEN KING’S ‘IT’ TO BE ADAPTED BY FILMMAKER CARY FUKUNAGA INTO TWO FILMS (2)

Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel It has a director and writer. Cary Fukunaga, the hotshot filmmaker behind last year’s adaptation of Jane Eyre, is boarding the project as director and will co-write the script with Chase Palmer, who previously adapted Frank Herbert’s Dune for Paramount. Roy Lee and Dan Lin are [...]


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06
Jun
2013

ARCHIE COMICS MOVIE SET WITH ‘PITCH PERFECT’ DIRECTOR

Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones are headed for the big screen via Warner Bros. in a live-action family comedy with “Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore and “Glee” writer-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on board. Warner-based Roy Lee and Dan Lin are producing the coming-of-age comedy based on the long-running Archie Comics characters, launched in the early 1940s [...]


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