Emma Thompson has penned a letter speaking out against the hiring of John Lasseter at Skydance Animation. The animation division of Skydance is preparing to launch with the film Luck, in which Thompson was originally set to star. However, Skydance has been in hot water since its controversial decision to hire Lasseter following the animation magnate’s exit from Disney and Pixar in the wake of unspecified sexual harassment allegations.
Thompson quietly left the project in late January, but has now penned a letter addressed to Skydance explaining why she refuses to work with Lasseter and criticizing the studio’s decision to stand by the Toy Story director.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Chris Pratt, who provided the voice for the lead character in The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, is in negotiations to star in a new live-action science fiction film from Chris McKay, who previously directed The LEGO Batman Movie. It’s called Ghost Draft, and it will be financed and produced by Skydance Media.
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With the future of Sony’s comic book movie Silver & Black is currently up in the air, director Gina Prince-Bythewood is looking to helm a different comic book adaptation for a different studio. New reports indicate that Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, Love and Basketball) has signed on to direct The Old Guard, a movie version of writer Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernandez‘s comic about a batch of immortal soldiers.
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The untitled Terminator sequel has just added a fresh face to its cast.
Mackenzie Davis is in negotiations to join the cast of the Terminator sequel/reboot, which will see the return of franchise stalwarts Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. The Terminator Mackenzie Davis casting poses an intriguing possibility about what direction the latest Terminator movie will go in.
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Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Ron Howard likes to mix things up. He’s done sports movies and survival dramas and biopics and comedies, and his latest effort is a conspiracy thriller based on Dan Brown’s Inferno. Now for his next move, he’s making a foray into sci-fi. Howard is reuniting with Apollo 13 screenwriter William Broyles Jr. for Seveneves, based on Neal Stephenson‘s 2015 book. Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg will produce the project, along with Howard and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The Terminator franchise isn’t dead – it’s resting. At least that’s the message coming out of Skydance Productions, who had to watch Terminator Genisys take a pummeling at the domestic box office this summer. Still, there’s fight left in this ‘ol franchise and Skydance Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg insists that after a few weeks of recuperating at the spa and maybe a little counseling, the series will be back and ready to win over the hearts and minds of the American public once again.
Hit the jump for her full comments regarding the future of the Terminator franchise.
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The Bermuda Triangle, that decades-old center of odd aeronautical and oceanic lore, is now the focus of multiple films at different studios. The Caribbean area that has been said to be a mysterious danger zone for planes and ships is a great location for a thriller, especially because factors as varied as alien influence and Atlantis are used to explain the supposed disappearance of various craft.
Earlier this year, Universal set a team to work rewriting a Bermuda Triangle movie pitch that had been sitting at the studio since 2012. Now the Triangle has snared Skydance, the company behind Paramount efforts such as Terminator: Genisys and the recent Mission: Impossible films, as well. Read More »