george carlin

Today it was announced that The Jackal Group has acquired rights to produce the official George Carlin biopic and have attached screenwriter Stan Chervin to write and produce. Hit the jump to learn more about the George Carlin biopic.

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the conjuring 3

Corin Hardy’s horror film The Nun just earned the biggest opening weekend haul of any movie set in The Conjuring cinematic universe and pushed that franchise into the history books as the biggest R-rated horror franchise of all time, with over $1.1 billion worldwide. That tops long-running franchises like Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and more.

With numbers like those, it’s no surprise that The Conjuring 3 is still in development, and one of the producers has given a brief update about the further adventures of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Read More »

the last starfighter sequel

The 1984 sci-fi classic The Last Starfighter wasn’t meant to be the last in its franchise. Nor will it be — a new remake is reportedly on the way from Gary Whitta, the screenwriter of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But this remake/sequel won’t be the first attempt to revive The Last Starfighter. Original director Nick Castle revealed that in 2005, his team was developing The Last Starfighter sequel that would have brought back the all of the original cast.

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Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman

In terms of superhero movies, does it get any better than Michelle Pfeiffer‘s performance as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Batman Returns? And do superhero movies get any worse than 2004’s Catwoman, the laughable solo film starring Halle Berry in the title role? Those are rhetorical questions, by the way – the answer to both is clearly “no.”

In a parallel universe, the Halle Berry version movie never happened. Warner Bros. was considering making a Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman solo film in the late 1990s, and screenwriter John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) pitched the studio an idea. August just found his old notes for the pitch, and shared them on Twitter to give us a sense of what that movie could have been like. Read More »

Big Kevin Smith Project

Kevin Smith has a career that spans movies, television comics, books and podcasts. He began with the breakout indie hit Clerks, and expanded that into his own little cinematic universe called The View Askewniverse, which includes movies like Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II. In recent years he’s expanded into the world of thrillers and horror with Red State, Tusk and Yoga Hosers.

Outside of directing movies, he’s dabbled in comic books with story arcs for Daredevil, Green Arrow and Batman. And more recently he’s been playing in the DC Comics Arrowverse on television by directing episodes of The Flash and Supergirl. He’s also discussed all of these experiences in Hollywood and more in several books and podcasts over the years. But now he’s teasing something much bigger. Read More »

Judge Dredd TV show

We may never see comic book character Judge Dredd in a film sequel to 2012’s underperforming-but-instant-cult-favorite Dredd, but fans are now one step closer to seeing him take the law into his own hands on the small screen. The Judge Dredd TV show, entitled Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, now has a completed pilot script, and the writers have charted out the first two seasons in the event it gets picked up as a series.

Find out which Dredd veteran wrote the script and learn more about the project below.
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cowboy ninja viking movie

Chris Pratt may be the star of two of the biggest franchises today, but his pet project Cowboy Ninja Viking just can’t seem to get off the ground. But the comic book adaptation has been steadily galloping (Sneaking? Sailing?) toward the big screen, with Michelle MacLaren announced as the director earlier this year. Now, two new writers have joined the team to tackle the script of this long-gestating movie.

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fast and furious 9 writer

The Fast and Furious franchise has tapped a new writer to steer the action franchise. For the first time since 2006, Universal has hired a new screenwriter to pen a film in the series. Up-and-coming screenwriter Daniel Casey, who penned the upcoming sci-fi thriller Kin, is the new Fast and Furious 9 writer and will script the sequel helmed by Justin Lin.

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dune first draft

Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune adaptation is finally coming together. The French-Canadian director gave an update on his highly anticipated take on Frank Herbert‘s notoriously difficult-to-adapt sci-fi series, which has challenged and felled great directors like David Lynch, Ridley Scott, and Alejandro Jodorowsky. Now Villeneuve is stepping up to the plate with his two-part adaptation, having already completed the first draft of the screenplay with screenwriter Eric Roth. And now with the draft of the screenplay out of the way, Villeneuve confirmed that he plans to start pre-production on the film “soon.”

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paul thomas anderson's next film

Paul Thomas Anderson might have his next project lined-up, and it has a whopper of a screenplay. According to the Phantom Thread filmmaker, the script for this film runs a staggering 600 pages. Now Anderson has to find a way to cut it down to a more manageable length. More on Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film below.

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