Bad Robot Deal

J.J. Abrams can do pretty much whatever he wants in Hollywood at this point. And what he really wants is to find a new home for his Bad Robot production company. Studios far and wide have been courting Abrams as part of a big megadeal that would enable Abrams and Bad Robot to make even more movies, TV shows, games, and more. According to a new report, two frontrunners have emerged for the deal.

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your name remake

It’s the word that we all dread when we hear about a Hollywood remake of a wildly successful foreign-language property: “Americanized.” Often it comes with the territory of making an English-language remake of a foreign movie — after all you have to cater to your audience. But for Bad Robot, which is currently developing the U.S. Your Name remake with Arrival writer Eric Heisserer attached, it’s a tricky line to walk in lieu of a history of bad anime remakes and recent controversies around whitewashing.

Heisserer confirmed that the Your Name remake will be approached from a “Western viewpoint,” but the reason for that angle may be different than you expect.

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Bad Robot movies

In an unusual move for the typically-secretive company, J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions has announced six new films are in development, including a possession film and a time travel movie. How many of these are actually secret Cloverfield movies? All of them! (I’m kidding, we have no idea.)

But the one I’m the most excited about is a thriller written by Megan Amram, the writer behind some of the best and funniest shows on television. Learn more about these upcoming Bad Robot movies below. Read More »

Overlord posters

Overlord, Paramount’s new World War II horror movie about a group of paratroopers who cross enemy lines and fight Nazi zombies, is set to swoop into theaters in a few days. But this is also a Bad Robot Production, and where there’s a bad robot, you know there’s a viral campaign not far behind.

Three newly-released Overlord posters have hidden messages embedded on them, and with a bit of detective work, fans can unlock tickets to early screenings. Keep reading to find out how. Read More »

The Conners

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Roseanne spin-off The Conners gets a premiere date and a new theme song
  • A whole new slate of Shonda Rhimes shows coming to Netflix
  • James Gunn‘s Starsky & Hutch show has been abandoned
  • J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot has a new TV series in the works
  • Y: The Last Man adds another cast member
  • Christina Applegate heads to Netflix for Dead to Me
  • Jillian Bell joins Ben Schwartz in Showtime comedy The Wrong Mans (yes, plural)
  • Get Shorty gets a season 2 trailer
  • And more!

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Bad Robot is Going to Make Video Games Now

Bad Robot Video GamesNot content to just stick with movies and TV, J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot are now jumping headfirst into the world of video games as well. Bad Robot Games will create large scale and indie titles for mobile, PC, and consoles.

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The Cloverfield franchise made history when it released a surprise trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox during the Super Bowl, and then announced that the film would be available to stream on Netflix that very night. Now that folks have had a chance to watch the film, it’s time to talk about the not-so-surprising Cloverfield Paradox cameos from two Bad Robot regulars.

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Cloverfield 4

Who could have predicted that 2008’s hand-held monster movie Cloverfield would spawn a franchise we’d still be talking about 10 years later? 2016’s surprise sort-of-sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane provided our first look at the anthology-like nature of this loose franchise umbrella, and while we wait to see a trailer for God Particle (now possibly titled Cloverfield Station) and learn when and how we’re actually going to see that movie, we have confirmation that Cloverfield 4 not only exists, but that it’s already completed filming. The project is called Overlord, and you can read all we know about it below.
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Cloverfield Sequel Netflix

Update: Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that Netflix is in talks to acquire the third untitled Cloverfield movie from Paramount. This means that the sci-fi movie formerly known as The God Particle may not receive a theatrical release. Our original story continues below.

What, exactly, is going on with the untitled third Cloverfield movie?

The movie has seen multiple release date delays and a virtually non-existent marketing that only kicked off with a burgeoning viral campaign last week, mere months before its intended release date. Even then, it’s planned April 2018 release date seemed like an afterthought, changed abruptly over the holidays after not a peep was heard from Paramount and Bad Robot regarding the quick approach of the prior February 2018 release. Could it be part of J.J. Abrams’ and co.’s unorthodox grassroots marketing that it employed for the first Cloverfield and for 10 Cloverfield Lane? Or could it be signs of a troubled production?

A new rumor suggests that it’s the latter. A week after the viral marketing for the new Cloverfield sequel started, rumors claim that the film could be dropped from theatrical release and head straight to Netflix.

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cloverfield 3 release date

The third Cloverfield film, tentatively titled 2017 Cloverfield Movie, may have to change its working title. The release date for the sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield and 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane has been pushed back to 2018.

This makes it the second delay for the sci-fi movie originally titled The God Particle. The film is the third set in the Cloverfield universe, which has acted as a sort of connective tissue between original genre films that have been picked up by Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions.

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