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Discuss: Is 23 Super Hero Movies Over The Next 4 Years Too Much?

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 13, 2014 1:40 PM
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Marvel Vs. DC
A simple, but terrific (and possibly frightening) observation has been made by our friends over at Rope Of Silicon: over the next four years, if everything goes according to plan for every studio, we're going to see twenty-three (count ‘em) super hero films. Because, as you know, the comic book movie arms race is officially on.

'Another Earth' & 'Kick-Ass 2' Directors Are Among Those On The Shortlist To Helm 'Masters Of The Universe'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 26, 2014 7:31 PM
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Masters Of The Universe
Despite a risibly poor first attempt with Dolph Lundgren and a lot of aborted efforts in the late aughts, Sony Pictures hasn’t given up on trying to bring their He-Man movie “Masters of the Universe” back to the big screen. After all, imagine all those franchise possibilities if it hits, since aside from “Spider-Man,” Sony is currently the studio sorely lacking in franchises. A recent attempt almost happened with Jon M. Chu, the director of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” but he bailed last year. Terry Rossio ("The Lone Ranger" and every "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie) has penned the most recent version of the script and is eager to bring this franchise back to life, and Sony has apparently narrowed down the field for replacement directors.

Neill Blomkamp Says There Were Too Many Cooks In The 'Halo' Kitchen, Talks Sequels & Franchises

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 9, 2013 12:34 PM
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Sony Pictures are finally on the promotional path for "Elysium," the Matt Damon-starring sci-fi film, written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, the filmmaker behind "District 9." Like his Peter Jackson-produced debut, which was set in a post-apocalyptic future in Johannesburg, dealing with issues like apartheid, xenophobia, poverty and slums, "Elysium" also blends mind-blowing action and effects with social concerns and textures this time featuring a 1% elite upper crust on a space station, and the 99% social class on a overpopulated and over polluted planet Earth below.

Adam Sandler Will Torture Us With The Comedy Western 'Ridiculous 6' Next

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2012 4:29 PM
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Given that these days, Adam Sandler movies are generally vehicles by which he can get a paid vacation somewhere fun, where he can hang with his buddies ("Just Go With It," two "Grown Ups" movies), it looks like the actor is ready for some wide open spaces and saddle sores.

Sony Picks Up Neil LaBute's Agatha Christie Adaptation 'Crooked House'; Film Looks To Be Recasting

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 10, 2012 12:22 PM
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It’s been a little over a year now since we heard that Neil LaBute was set to direct an adaptation of famed mystery writer Agatha Christie’s “Crooked House,” which he would be bringing to life from a script he co-wrote with Academy Award-winning “Gosford Park” writer Julian Fellowes and Tim Rose Price. There was word shortly after that an impressive ensemble of talent in Julie Andrews, Matthew Goode, Gemma Arterton, and Gabriel Byrne would be filling out the plum roles the film had to offer – but it looks as if that may have changed entirely.

The Deep Rich Mythology Of Tonka Trucks Will Finally Be Explored In An Animated Movie Produced By Happy Madison

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2012 3:27 PM
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Just because Universal bellyflopped hard with "Battleship," that isn't stopping Sony from continuing to develop their relationship with Hasbro, and with "Candy Land" and "Risk" still actual movies that are active development (we wish we were fucking kidding), the studio and toymaker are adding one more toy to the lineup of Things To Be Turned Into Movies.

24th James Bond Film Now Slated For A 2014 Release, But Will Daniel Craig Return?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 3:28 PM
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It has been a long four years since we last had James Bond saving the world on the big screen. Throughout the history of the franchise, the producers have generally stuck to a new Bond film every two years, though there have been hiccups along the way (the longest gap was six years between "License To Kill" and "GoldenEye"). But it looks like with the motor back and running, Eon Productions aren't going to be wasting any more time.

'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' Movie To Shed Witchcraft For Superhero Powers, Turns Salem Into A Prince

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 12, 2012 11:40 AM
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If you’re a child of the ‘90s, perhaps you hold some nostalgia for the late Friday nights you may have spent watching T.G.I.F. on ABC, a touchstone for teen-friendly programming that catered to its audiences with titles like “Full House,” “Boy Meets World,” “Family Matters,” and so many more. In a roster of shows that mixed comedy ocasionally with real life "issues," “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” always seemed a touch out of place. Based on the popular Archie Comics of the same name from the ‘60s, the show lasted seven seasons off the charm of Melissa Joan Hart and the comedic presence of Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick, yet stood out as a series steeped in fantasy and lore that was typically absent from the “T.G.I.F.” lineup.

IFC Films Picks Up Porn-Drama 'Cherry' With James Franco; Jon Kasdan's Sundance Hit 'The First Time' Finds Home At Sony Pictures

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 23, 2012 9:40 AM
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The game plan of most indie filmmakers is to get their film in a festival and acquire distribution and it looks like the things have worked out well for young filmmakers Stephen Elliott and Jon Kasdan (son of Lawrence) on their latest efforts behind the camera.

Sony Hires 'RoboCop,' IFC Midnight Infested By 'Grabbers,' Cinedigm & New Video Team For 'The Invisible War'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 6, 2012 11:43 AM
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Right then. Now seems as good a time as ever to round up a few distribution deals that have been done.

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