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Neil Marshall To Helm 'Constantine' Pilot, Marc Forster Directs Amazon Studio's 'Hand Of God' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2014 9:17 AM
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As comic book movies are proving to be a big deal at the box office, it's no surprise that the television world is hoping to lure the same audience. Developing steadily over the past few months, Deadline reports that NBC has now found a director for their "Constantine" pilot: Neil Marshall.

Whit Stillman Writing/Directing ‘Cosmopolitan’ For Amazon Studios; Moving His Jane Austen Movie Idea Into Novel Form

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 29, 2014 5:54 PM
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Is Amazon Studios the next Netflix? Not quite, but it’s not for lack of trying and some have already called them a Hollywood threat. Lots of stuff is cooking over there: the John Goodman-starring political comedy “Alpha House,” Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Barbarella;” even the “Zombieland” series may potentially land there. “World War Z” director Marc Forster’s “Hand Of God,” starring Ron Perlman, is also nearing an official pilot green light.

Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Barbarella' Heads To Amazon, Philip Seymour Hoffman/Kathryn Hahn Series Gets Order & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 4:38 PM
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Between Sundance and the Oscars, it might seem like its all movies all the time, but some new developments in the TV world have our attentions pointed toward the small screen...

John Goodman Joins Amazon Studio's Political Comedy 'Alpha House'

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • February 1, 2013 12:47 PM
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Making a political comedy? There is probably no better person to wield a pen on the subject than "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau. And indeed, he's been tapped to pen "Alpha House," one of six new projects Amazon Studios are ramping up, and they've landed a big name to join.

Amazon Angling For 'Zombieland' Series, 'Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil' Helmer Eli Craig To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 4:26 PM
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Welcome to the future of programming. 2013 is marking perhaps the biggest gear change in how we watch television, as traditional network and cable outlets are going to be getting a serious run for their money from streaming services. Netflix drops "House Of Cards" next week and "Arrested Development" in the spring, and not to be outmatched, Amazon is right on their heels. And they're hoping a zombie comedy series can get them off and running.

Tom Holland To Adapt & Direct Stephen King's 'The Ten O'Clock People'; Clive Barker To Direct 'Zombies Vs. Gladiators'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 6, 2012 9:39 AM
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Some horror fans may think that the 1980s was the best times for horror movies, but Hollywood's constant rummaging through the VHS bin of the era for remake material doesn't always sit well. While last year's "Fright Night" wasn't the worst offender of 1980s horror retelling (that would be "Nightmare on Elm Street" for the record), fans who took umbrage at that effort can take comfort that the original film's writer/director Tom Holland is finally back and ready to make his first theatrical feature since 1996's "Thinner."

10 Films To Check Out In Amazon's New 'Never Before On DVD' Section

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 27, 2012 10:15 AM
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Taking a page from the successful programs that Warner Bros. and other studios have launched, Amazon has unveiled their “Never Before on DVD” store, which will make DVD copies of films and television shows that have not yet made the leap to home video.

'Pan Am' Might Land At Amazon Studios

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 25, 2012 10:17 AM
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When "Pan Am" first aired it looked like ABC might have a hit on their hands. The premiere (which cost $10m) was watched by 11 million viewers, the promos all looked (aesthetically at least) very appealing, while the reviews were cautiously positive and also expressed optimism for what the show had the potential to become. It also didn’t hurt that it arrived at the same time as NBC’s “The Playboy Club” – to which it bore a stylistic similarity – and seemed fantastic by comparison. But by the time the penultimate episode of the season aired the viewership had dropped to just over 2.5 million with a 0.7 demo rating, and by that point the writing was on the wall.

Amazon Moving Into Crowd-Sourced Movie Production

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 17, 2010 2:46 AM
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One of the few outright large-scale success stories of the internet age, along with Facebook, Google and YouPorn, are retail giants Amazon, who've gone from a bookstore to selling... well, just about everything, with a still-intimidating marketshare for literature, both real and e-books. So the next step on the route to world domination? Movie production.

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