Sandman

There have been several attempts to adapt Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman over the years, sometimes as a TV series and sometimes as a film. In some ways, the former seems the easier way to go. The original Sandman series consisted of 75 issues, and even the more standalone arcs worked better as part of a cohesive whole.

But current producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt is making Sandman as a movie, and now he explains why. Naturally, that means a few things are going to get lost in the translation. Gordon-Levitt admits he might piss off the “literalists,” but pledges to stay true to the “overall sentiment” of the books. Read the Joseph Gordon-Levitt Sandman comments after the jump.  Read More »

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del Toro off Justice League Dark

The news that Sandman would move from Warner Bros. to New Line, along with other potential movies developed from Vertigo Comics titles, also had a related piece of information. For a couple years Guillermo del Toro has been developing Justice League Dark, a team film that would incorporate characters like John Constantine and Swamp Thing. At first we assumed that project would also move to New Line.

But Justice League Dark is staying at Warner Bros., the better to keep characters who are primarily DC heroes in house. Thing is, Guillermo del Toro is no longer developing it.  Read More »

Sandman Moves to New Line

Sandman is moving away from Warner Bros. to the studio’s smaller, genre-oriented label New Line.

From a consumer perspective, there might not seem to be much difference between Warner Bros. and its subsidiary New Line. Films from New Line carry the WB shield and are handled by the same publicity machine, after all. But there’s a difference in exec structure and budgeting, and in the nature of the movies themselves.

Now films adapted from the Vertigo Comics imprint, itself a subsidiary of DC Comics, will be made at New Line rather than Warner Bros. The first title to be affected, and the only one in active development at this time, is Sandman. Read More »

Dwayne Johnson Pain Gain

Having narrowly escaped the total destruction of California in San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson is now gearing up for another, very different kind of disaster pic. The Rock is set to star in Rampage, a live-action feature for New Line based on the ’80s Midway Arcade game featuring three giant monsters. More on the Dwayne Johnson Rampage movie after the jump.  Read More »

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler has lined up yet another Saturday Night Live mini-reunion. She’s looking to join New Line’s comedy The House, in which she’ll play wife to former SNL co-star Will Ferrell. More details on the Amy Poehler The House casting after the jump.  Read More »

Will Forte Joins Key & Peele Movie ‘Keanu’

Will Forte Keanu

I love the fact that Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and their Key & Peele director Peter Atencio are making a movie called Keanu. Even more, I love that it has nothing to do with Keanu Reeves. What else would anyone associate with the name Keanu?

The film is a comedy (obviously), and they’re giving us some idea of what to expect just from that title choice. Oh, and the movie is about a cat. And now Will Forte, who made it through the first season of The Last Man on Earth and has a second season to look forward to, has joined the expanding cast of the film. Read More »

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Stephen King's It

Cary Fukunaga‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s It seemed to be making some real progress, what with Will Poulter entering talks earlier this month to play Pennywise. But now it may be deader than one of the killer clown’s victims. Fukunaga has dropped out as director, after clashing with the studio. Read up on the Cary Fukunaga It exit after the jump.  Read More »

THE GALLOWS

Despite a cushy release date (July 10) and a hotshot producer (Jason Blum), The Gallows has flown mostly under the radar. It doesn’t have a big-name cast or crew, and it’s not part of a high-profile franchise. But now that we’re well into the summer movie season, Warner Bros. / New Line is finally getting the ball rolling on the marketing campaign.

Today we have the first full-length The Gallows trailer to share with you. Check it out after the jump.  Read More »

Batkid begins trailer

Batkid Begins will restore your faith in humanity. We live in a cynical world; hate and conflict are things we all deal with every day. But in the documentary Batkid Begins, you get to see how pop culture can not only bring out the best in people, it can unite us in ways that are absolutely remarkable.

You probably remember back in 2013, a young boy diagnosed with leukemia was chosen by the San Francisco Make-A-Wish foundation to get his wish. The boy, Miles Scott, wanted to be Batman. Granting that wish would be no easy task. As news of his wish got out, the event snowballed into something bigger than anyone imagined. From his family to the planning to the worldwide reaction, you see all facets of this incredible event in Batkid Begins. 

Directed by Dana Nachman, Batkid Begins will be released by New Line Cinema on June 26. (Julia Roberts is also producing a narrative version of the story.) Check out the first Batkid Begins trailer below. Read More »