Bored to Death

It’s been a couple of years since we heard HBO was developing a Bored to Death movie, and we’ve heard next to nothing about it since. But you can rest assured Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames hasn’t forgotten about it. He recently stated that a film still “could happen,” and offered an update on the script. Get the latest Bored to Death movie news after the jump. Read More »

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Dad's Army teaser

This week the 1960s television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. gets a big screen update starring Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), and yet another 1960s television adaptation is on the way in 2016 with the British comedy Dad’s Army.

Based on the series of the same name from the 1960s and 1970s, the movie features quite the impressive cast, including Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones, Daniel Mays, Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson and Tom Courtenay. And now the first Dad’s Army teaser trailer has arrived, showing off humor that fits with the title in that it might be better suited for your parents. Read More »

Absolutely Fabulous movie

Back in the spring, one of the editions of Sequel Bits brought news that the gestating big screen adaptation of the 90s UK TV series Absolutely Fabulous was finally coming together with an eye towards shooting later this year.

Now that’s been confirmed as Fox Searchlight has just come on board to co-produce and co-finance the film with BBC, and they’ll also distribute the film worldwide. And yes, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will be back in the lead roles as Edina and Patsy. Read More »

Power Rangers character descriptions

Back at the end of June, details surfaced on how the new Power Rangers movie from Lionsgate reboots the popular action adventure franchise while still having some ties to the original iteration of the series, mostly in character names and roles for heroes and villains.

Now we have some more details on the five teenagers who suit up as the new Power Rangers in the form of short character descriptions that provide some backstory and key details that will influence how each of them interact with each other and their place in the overall story. The Power Rangers character descriptions definitely offer some insight into what we can expect from the new team. Read More »

Zac Efron joining Baywatch

It’s been 26 years since David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson first hit the beach in the television series Baywatch, and that means it’s the perfect time for Hollywood to recycle it in the form of a big screen adaptation.

Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a raunchy, comedic take on the ’90s series with Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon at the helm. And now Neighbors star Zac Efron will likely also throw on some swimming trunks ad take his shirt off for the adaptation. Find out more about Zac Efron joining Baywatch after the jump! Read More »

Baywatch

The long-gestating Baywatch movie may have finally caught itself a director. Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) is in negotiations to adapt Paramount’s action-comedy take on the 1990s series, which has Dwayne Johnson attached to star. Read all about the Baywatch Seth Gordon news after the jump. Read More »

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Three Days of the Condor TV Series

In March it was reported that Skydance Productions would be making a Three Days Of The Condor TV series, based on Sydney Pollack’s 1975 film. The original movie starred Robert Redford as a low-level CIA analyst who must find answers while dodging pursuers after his entire office cohort is murdered while he’s out at lunch. In our extensive interview with Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison and Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg, we asked about the small screen adaptation of Three Days Of The Condor.

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Kojak movie

You probably forgot that Vin Diesel has been part of an effort to develop a big-screen revival of the cop TV series Kojak, but Diesel and Universal haven’t forgotten. The show, which originally starred Telly Savalas and was a great series in its time, isn’t exactly a property people have been clamoring to see revived. With Diesel’s other high-profile projects, from Guardians of the Galaxy to the Fast/Furious series, and even Riddick, something like Kojak is easy to overlook.

But Universal still plans to make the movie, or at least will continue to develop it. The studio has just pulled a new writer into the fold, showing that Kojak still has life. Read More »

Peanuts Movie trailer

A brand new Peanuts Movie trailer has been released and it goes for “epic.” The Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ plays, every member of the cast is introduced, and Charlie Brown is his usual, lovable, unlucky self on a bigger scale than ever. A new girl has moved in next door and Charlie Brown hopes this is the beginning of a new chapter in his life. But we all know Charlie Brown, and things aren’t going to go the way he expects.

The Peanuts Movie opens November 6 from Blue Sky Studios and Fox. Check out the new Peanuts Movie trailer below. Read More »