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Breck Eisner looks to be the new Len Wiseman or Stephen Sommers — he’s lining up one high concept tentpole after another in the wake of the reasonable opening of his remake of The Crazies. He’s got the Escape From New York remake up next, and is booked for the new Flash Gordon movie and there is still occasional talk about remaking David Cronenberg’s The Brood, though (fortunately) that seems unlikely to happen.

Now he also apparently has an adaptation of the mid-’80s ‘Dracula meets Jack the Ripper’ indie comic book series Blood of the Innocent, which could happen after Escape From New York. Read More »

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Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Go Lightspeed

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Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer have acquired a pitch from screenwriters Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilii for low-seven figures against $3.5 million. For those of you who don’t know — this kind of price for a pitch in Hollywood these days is HUGE. So what is it about? The epic space adventure pitch is called Lightspeed.

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