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Warner Bros. Lines Up Juan Antonio Bayona For Sci-Fi Flick, Picks Someone For 'Robotech'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 10:41 AM
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While "The Impossible" didn't quite become the Oscar player some might have expected (though it did earn a nod for Naomi Watts) the film established Juan Antonio Bayona as a director who could deliver big screen spectacle with ease and power. And Warner Bros. has decided to tap that talent.

Warner Bros. Looking To Reboot 'Gremlins'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2013 10:59 PM
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Oh please, let's not pretend be shocked anymore. Yet another beloved childhood movie that many grew up with and was near and dear to our hearts is being tossed into the possible reboot/remake mill. Just don't feed it after midnight.

The Guy Who Penned 'Apollo 18' Is Writing Time Travel Screenplay 'Rome, Sweet Rome' Based On An Idea From Reddit

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 15, 2013 10:37 AM
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So let’s cut right to the chase. About a year and a half ago, James Erwin, an Iowa-based author, wrote an online science fiction story on Reddit, and it soon became very popular on the social media site. Now the story has a legit chance to become a Hollywood movie.

Warner Bros. Looks To Transform Homer's 'The Odyssey' Into Space Epic

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 15, 2013 9:41 AM
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With “Star Wars” now born again into either a wellspring of creative repair or a dismal continuation of recent mediocrity, studios are taking the time to cloud the sci-fi genre periphery with their similarly fantastical projects. As such, what better time to usher in a prime addition to that mix-and-match development style, as Warner Bros aims to revitalize Homer's text with a new space “Odyssey.”

Warner Bros Create Pixar-Style Brain Trust For Animated Films, Includes Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Nicholas Stoller And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2013 4:47 PM
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This was bound to happen, we're mostly just surprised it didn't happen sooner. You would think that with Pixar's long-standing track record of proving that originality, high standards and creative vision can produce results that please both audiences and critics, rival studios would copycat their Brain Trust structure. As much a part of their brand as the lamp in their logo, Pixar's Brain Trust -- a collection of writers, directors and more -- routinely look at in-progress projects, break them down, pick them apart and build them back up again, all to create the best movie possible. Animated movies take years to make, and yet the Brain Trust won't see one to completion unless it rigorously passes muster (though that doesn't explain "Cars 2"). At any rate, Warner Bros. is going to give the concept a shot.

Warner Bros. Sued By Tolkien Estate, Peter Jackson Responds To Animal Care Claims On 'The Hobbit'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 20, 2012 8:59 AM
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Perhaps it was Peter Jackson's uncanny concealment of the initial LOTR trilogy's production, or maybe just a smoother process the first time through, but as the December release of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” draws closer, the ominous swirl of technical criticisms and corporate meddling above its head only grows larger. Unfortunately, that cloud continues to increase today, with the news that J.R.R. Tolkien's estate has taken legal action against Warner Bros., while elsewhere Jackson and co. are under scrutiny for their handling of animals on the set.

Warner Bros. Possibly Interested In 'Casablanca' Sequel From Original Writer Howard Koch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 9:37 AM
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If there is one movie that Warner Bros. prizes and loves above all others in their catalog, it's "Casablanca." The classic movie that even people who don't like classic movies adore, it has become an American cinematic institution, and a film that WB has re-re-re-re-released countless times on home video over the years. The film endures as one of the all time greats, so of course, that means sequels and followups have been tossed around for years.

Guillermo Del Toro Denies Involvement In 'Justice League,' But Says He'd Love To Do 'Heaven Sent'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2012 12:54 PM
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Update: Gah. Such as it is with rumors, it seems there was a bit of mixup. But Guillermo Del Toro clarifies his position on "Heaven Sent" on his own forums: "Wow- please contact whoever said I denied it. I cannot recall ever answering a question like that. Sadly I dont do tweeter. I denied being involved in JLA but ['Heaven Sent'] I would love to do!!!"

Guillermo Del Toro Reportedly Developing 'Avengers'-Style Movie With Second Tier DC Comic Characters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 9:18 AM
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File this under Guillermo Del Toro project #A-898039. Also, it's largely a rumor for now, and one that doesn't quite make sense, but as always, you never know...

Watch: Full Movie Of Mickey Spillane Playing His Own Mike Hammer In 'The Girl Hunters,' WB Picks Up Rights To Character

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 22, 2012 11:23 AM
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It doesn't get much more hardboiled than Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. The private investigator who first appeared in the author's book "I, The Jury" embodies all the characteristics that would inspire a generation of burly brusiers who take the law into to their own hands. A war veteran, Hammer doesn't particularly care for more legal methods of handing out justice, letting his fists and gun do the talking instead, while his sexual appetite is spurred by his secretary Velda. Almost from the start, Hollywood came calling for the character.

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