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'Gangster Squad' Writer Will Beall Penning 'Justice League' Movie For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2012 10:06 PM
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With "Green Lantern" tanking and disappointing last summer, "The Dark Knight Rises" putting Batman to bed (for now), and the verdict still out on "Man Of Steel" next year, Warner Bros. is looking pretty short on comic book heroes to exploit. But they've got an ace up their sleeve in "Justice League." A movie they've been trying to get off the ground for years (more on that in a moment), the studio is undoubtedly looking at Marvel's $1.3 billion worldwide haul for "The Avengers" and drooling. You call that a team up movie? How about one with Superman and Batman in the same damn movie? So no surprise they are giving it another go.

Warner Bros. Lines Up Top Secret Sci-Fi Movie 'The Wind' From Screenwriter David Koepp & Director Nic Mathieu

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 25, 2012 8:59 AM
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Warner Bros. has a healthy amount of sci-fi projects brewing, with the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas" opening December 6th and Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" and Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" opening in 2013. Not much has been revealed about any of the films so far -- "Cloud Atlas" will somehow condense David Mitchell's multi-storyline, epic novel into three hours, "Pacific Rim" will see humans fight monsters and "Gravity" will see Sandra Bullock trapped in space (literally) -- but there's even less known about Warners' latest sci-fi endeavor.

'Men In Black' Director Barry Sonnenfeld May Direct Warner Bros Movie Based On Secret '60s Comic Book Property

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 23, 2012 10:40 AM
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Since starting as his career as the cinematographer for the Coen Brothers, Barry Sonnenfeld has led a successful career as a director, a few rough patches notwithstanding (“Wild Wild West”) and this Friday sees his first new film in six years, the “surprisingly decent” “Men In Black 3,” hit theaters. And it looks like he’s already looking for his next project.

Warner Bros. Wants To Make A 'Contagion' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2012 9:00 AM
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"Building the brand" is a phrase you'll hear tossed around marketing and PR offices, and also on Hollywood lots. Franchising is the name of the game and it seems everything these days gets a sequel or is set up for a sequel. Even if a movie wasn't originally envisioned to be a brand builder, if it's successful, executives want to figure out a way to keep that money train rolling. 

Dinosaurs Will Attack Los Angeles In New Project Brewing at Warner Bros.

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 1, 2012 1:38 PM
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If any writers out there are feeling eager to dust off that old studio pitch -- the one you last gained hope in when “Ouija” was announced -- it might just be time for a revival, because today Warner Bros. has added a gallon of kerosene to the argument that they'll take anything nowadays.

'Harry Potter' Writer Steve Kloves To Pen & Direct Live Action 'The Jungle Book' For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 27, 2012 4:46 PM
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To put it bluntly, Warner Bros. owes Steve Kloves about two billion dollars. Roughly. As the man who adapted every entry in the 'Harry Potter' series of films, he played an integral part in turning the young adult novels into box office sensations that not only won over dedicated fans of J.K. Rowling's work, but also helped bring on new devotees for what is one of the most successful franchises of all time. And now, it looks like Kloves is going to use that goodwill to direct his first film in over two decades.

Christopher Nolan Says WB Would Have Loved 'Dark Knight Rises' In 3D; 5 Highlights From His Lengthy DGA Chat

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 13, 2012 5:31 PM
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Christopher Nolan -- you know him as the well-dressed and refined, scarf-wearing filmmaker of Batman films like "The Dark Knight Rises" -- recently sat down the the Director's Guild Of America (DGA) for a lengthy chat about, well, almost every aspect of filmmaking. You literally need to print this one out, pull down the blinds and shut everything out to fully give this one your undivided attention, so we did the wise thing and broke it down into five highlights for you.

Leonardo DiCaprio Will 'Live By Night' In Dennis Lehane Adaptation For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 2:18 PM
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"Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island." As far as book-to-film adaptations go, Dennis Lehane is batting a perfect 3-for-3, and with Warner Bros. behind two of those pictures, they are looking to score another success by enlisting Leonardo DiCaprio.

Danny McBride To Write & Star In Remake Of Danish Comedy 'Klovn,' Todd Phillips To Produce

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 12:51 PM
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With "Eastbound & Down" heading into its series finale this weekend, Danny McBride will be waking up on Monday morning with the hit show over and an open calendar and canvas in front of him. But it looks like he's not wasting any time in lining up something new, and it's another project with big comic possibilities.

Warner Bros. Creates 'Lore' With Dwayne Johnson

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 13, 2012 12:19 PM
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While action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is currently working on director Michael Bay’s dark comedy “Pain and Gain” in Miami, Florida, he’s had no shortage of movement on future projects. He’ll be getting oiled up for helmer Brett Ratner’s “Hercules,” will be suiting up as a black market mercenary in the comic adaptation “Ciudad,” and it’s no surprise he’ll be returning for further mega franchise adventures in “Journey 3” and “Fast Six.” Johnson is no proving he’s no slouch, signing up for yet another action-heavy role.

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