Lost in Space

Lost in Space is getting rebooted again. This time, the people doing the rebooting are Legendary TV and writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the scribes behind this weekend’s Dracula Untold.

Irwin Allen‘s TV series ran for 83 episodes across three seasons from 1965 to 1968. Previous efforts to revive the property have included the 1998 movie directed by Stephen Hopkins and a failed 2003 pilot directed by John Woo. Hit the jump for more on the newest Lost in Space reboot.

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Luke Evans Takes Lead in ‘Dracula Year Zero’

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Dracula Year Zero is a project that has languished in “on again, off again” status at Universal for some time. Once set to go with Alex Proyas directing and Sam Worthington starring, the film was off for a while. Early in 2012, Universal set the film to more active status again, with commercial director Gary Shore set to make his feature debut at the helm.

Now the film has reportedly been green lit, and Luke Evans has been set to star. [Update: Universal has clarified that, at this point, the film is simply called Dracula.] Read More »

Alex Proyas to Direct ‘Gods of Egypt’

Paradise Lost may have turned out to be a bust, but director Alex Proyas seems to have no shortage of new projects to move on to. Last month, he announced that he was getting the pieces together to shoot The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, an adaptation of the novella by Robert A. Heinlein, and now he’s on the verge of adding Summit’s fantasy epic Gods of Egypt to his slate as well. More details after the jump.

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Gore Verbinski To Produce Futuristic Jungle Book Movie

Chernin Entertainment is close to a deal to acquire a pitch from screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Deadline is reporting that the deal is in mid to high six figures, and that Pirates/Rango helmer Gore Verbinski would produce. The yet to be titled project is being described as a futuristic Jungle Book, whatever that means. Sarama and Sharpless are probably best known for developing board game turned movie adaptations of Clue and Missile Command, as well as the announced Flash Gordon redo and Dracula Year Zero (which I’ve heard great things about). Walt Disney Pictures, who has released a bunch of Jungle Book movies, was also bidding on the property.

Note: The illustration above, by Phil Longson, has nothing to do with this project. But I thought the imagery of a boy and his giant robot to be cool.

Universal, in the conference room, with the telephone. That’s most likely how the movie studio officially dropped their interest in a remake/adaptation of the Hasbro board game Clue. However, Hasbro is currently so flush from films like Transformers: Dark of the Moon, they aren’t worried. They’ve got Battleship, Stretch Armstrong, Ouija and Candyland all still in various stages of production/development and they’re letting Clue go out on its own with Gore Verbinski‘s production company Blink Wink. In fact, screenwriters Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama have just been hired to take the murder mystery structure and adapt it on a global scale. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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