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'Act Of Valor' Helmer Scott Waugh Has 'Need For Speed'; Pete Segal Builds 'The Machine' With Vin Diesel & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 24, 2012 9:47 AM
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Although still reeling from the failed domestic launch of “Battleship,” Universal still believes in the premise of toys-as-movies, and has entered negotiations to acquire the rights to Lego's robotic toy line Hero Factory. The writing duo behind 2010’s “Predators,” Michael Finch and Alex Litvak, will pen the script. [THR]

With 'Akira' On Hold, Warner Bros Will Try Adapting The Manga 'Bleach' Instead; Peter Segal To Produce & Possibly Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2012 5:28 PM
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Guess you can't blame them for trying, and it seems they really want to bring a manga to the big screen in one way or another. So with "Akira" dropping back into development (hell), Warner Bros. are turning their eyes to another manga property in the hopes they can get a tentpole out of it.

'Get Smart' & 'Tommy Boy' Director Pete Segal In The Mix For 'National Lampoon's Vacation' Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 7:07 AM
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Ah, the Griswolds. From the spate of '80s comedies, no family is more memorable than the clan headed up by Chevy Chase in four films that saw them heading to Europe, Vegas and spending the holidays together in their uniquely dysfunctional way. The franchise has been quiet ever since the 1997 entry "Vegas Vacation" but early in 2010 it kicked back to life. It was reported that Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley -- whose Black List script "Horrible Bosses" is now in theaters -- were tapped to write a reboot, produced by David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers," "The Change-Up") that would focus on Rusty Griswold (played by Anthony Michael Hall, Johnny Galecki and Ethan Embry in the three different franchise films) with vibe said to be more in the vein of "Planes, Trains And Automobiles" than its predecessors. Well, development has been ongoing on the first name of a potential director has leaked out and...its pretty uninspired.

Pete Segal To Direct Old People Boxing Flick 'Grudge Match'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 9:17 AM
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While the talk of Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone starring in this has quieted down, development continues to movie forward on "Grudge Match" as Pete Segal has been brought on board to direct.

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