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Animated/Live Action ‘Pink Panther’ Film In The Works, Will Focus On Cartoon Character, Not Inspector Clouseau

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 31, 2014 4:32 PM
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The Pink Panther
MGM got a lot of mileage out of Blake Edwards’ “Pink Panther” series. Five films with Peter Sellers (including a 6th after his death with unused footage and stand-ins to help complete it), one with Alan Arkin, two one-offs with Roger Moore and Roberto Benigni and a rebooted series in the aughts with Steve Martin. Adjusted for inflation, the movies made a collected $875 million worldwide. But what about the signature cartoon Pink Panther himself? It was a cartoon in the ‘70s, but not fully exploited on the big screen. Hmmm… we smell a new franchise.

Watch: 2-Minute Trailer Celebrates 90 Years Of MGM Movie History From 'The Hobbit' To 'Fargo' To 'Rocky' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2014 9:41 AM
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MGM Logo
On April 14, 1924 movie history was made with the release of the silent comedy "Mademoiselle Midnight," starring Mae Murray. While the film itself might not be remembered, it marked the first theatrical release by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer—aka MGM—and for the next 90 years, they would become a permanent presence on the movie landscape. And even if their fortunes in recent years saw them nearly disappear (they filed for bankruptcy in 2010), they bounced back and are ready to celebrate an anniversary.

You Might Be Waiting 3 Years For The Next James Bond Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2013 9:43 AM
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So, remember about a year ago when it was announced that "James Bond 24" aka the followup to "Skyfall" would be released in 2014? While that still could possibly happen, it's looking increasingly like a longshot as the latest update from MGM suggests we might be waiting much longer for the next 007 outing.

MGM To Remake 'The Incredible Shrinking Man,' Sci-Fi Legend Richard Matheson To Co-Write

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 14, 2013 11:38 AM
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When Hollywood runs dry of sci-fi concepts to attach J.J. Abrams to, there's really just one name to pursue for source material: renowned author Richard Matheson, who at the age of 87 leaves a trail of “I Am Legend,” “Real Steel,” "Duel," "The Last Man On Earth" and countless other adaptations from his work. Luckily for MGM though, his son Richard Jr. is interested in the family business as well, and the studio has quickly put together a two-for-one deal.

MGM Eyes Possible 'Hot Tub Time Machine' Sequel

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 16, 2013 9:04 AM
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Though the awesomely-titled “Hot Tub Time Machine” didn’t light the box office on fire -- it premiered at the third spot and went on to earn $64 million worldwide -- it has apparently done well enough on the home video market to entice MGM to start exploring the possibility of a sequel.

'Ben-Hur' Getting A Reboot, Will Feature More Jesus Christ

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 7:04 PM
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New year, same old Hollywood. We're officially two weeks into 2013, and the first stomach churning reboot news has surfaced. William Wyler's 11 Oscar winning "Ben-Hur" (tied with "Titanic" and "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King" as the only film to accomplish that feat) is now getting a reboot. Why? Mostly because they can.
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MGM Suing To Halt Production On 'Raging Bull II' Because, Obviously

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2012 12:43 PM
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Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later. With production underway on "Raging Bull II," MGM has pulled out the big guns, suing to not only halt the production of the movie, but also be awarded punitive damages “in an amount sufficient to punish the RB II defendants and to deter those who would commit or knowingly seek to profit from similar actions, now or in the future.” Ouch. But let's rewind on this a bit first.

Tom Cruise To Star In Remake Of 'The Magnificent Seven' For MGM

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 21, 2012 7:21 PM
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"The Seven Samurai" is, as we recounted not long ago, a film that has been ripped-off and remade many times before. But the most famous of them is "The Magnificent Seven," the 1960 John Sturges Western that took Akira Kurosawa's classic and moved it to the Old West, for the story of a Mexican village who hire seven gunfighters to defend them from bandits. As a remake itself, it would seem to be fair game for a new version, but while new takes on, say, "The Wild Bunch" have been discussed, there's surprisingly been little word on a potential re-do of Sturges' film, despite the high-drama premise and potential star-power it could draw.

Stephen King's 'The Reach' & Ray Bradbury's 'From The Dust Returned' Headed To The Big Screen

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 11, 2012 11:39 AM
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Adapting books into films is big business for studios, and this week two of the authors who are considered the cream of the genre crop will be seeing their written work turned into full features on the silver screen.

Sam Raimi To Produce MGM's 'Poltergeist' Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 27, 2012 4:06 PM
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Update: THR confirms that Raimi will produce MGM's "Poltergeist" reboot and help select a director. The film has a script from "Rabbit Hole" and "Oz The Great And Powerful" writer David Lindsay-Abaire.

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