Since forming in 2011, Paramount Animation has only produced five films. But there’s a new one in development at the studio: a C.O.S.M.O.S. movie, which will be based on the forthcoming children’s book series by Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots, The Cape, Cursed). It’s an adventure story which Hollywood insiders reportedly describe as like “Men in Black meets Willy Wonka with a shout out to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Here’s what we know about the project thus far. Read More »
Pain and Gain aside, Michael Bay has been in the world of Transformers for eight years now. Eight years. That’s almost a decade removed from the Michael Bay of old. Long gone are the days of the high-concept Michael Bay action films like Bad Boys, The Rock or Armageddon. Even The Island, Pearl Harbor and Bad Boys II are a distant memory. Yet that memory may once again become a reality in in the coming years. Paramount Pictures just picked up an untitled adventure film pitch, written by Tom Wheeler and Robbie Thompson. It is being developed by Platinum Dunes with an eye on Bay directing. Read More »
The comic book adaptation R.I.P.D. (standing for Rest in Peace Department) features an agency staffed by deceased lawmen taking on spirits that don’t want to leave Earth. Just in case the kids won’t be attracted to that, DreamWorks Animation is making B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations), in which “a super secret government agency staffed with ghosts is dedicated to protecting humans from evil hauntings.”
In the animated story, two new agents — Jackson Moss (Seth Rogen) and oddball partner Watts (Melissa McCarthy) — uncover a plot to destroy the agency, and work to stop said plot from coming to fruition. Oh, and there’s a ghost army, so that might be neat. Read More »
IESB claims that Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer are already working on the screenplay for a third Batman film, but when they talked to producer Charles Roven, they were unable to get a confirmation. I have a feeling that the process is in the earliest of stages (ideas, possible treatment), and that the trio are not huddled around a table in a room with one of them hard at work typing behind a computer screen.
Puss in Boots and The Flash news after the jump.
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