EXCLUSIVE: In a whopping deal coming together quickly, Stephen King, Imagine Entertainment and Weed Road are in discussions to make a screen trilogy and TV series out of King’s epic novel series The Dark Tower. Akiva Goldsman will write the script, … Read More »
As Deadline told you last night, Summit Entertainment has closed a deal for North American distribution rights to Fair Game, the politically charged film about Valerie Plame, whose CIA status was leaked to journalists by Bush Administration insiders. Naomi Watts plays … Read More »
Universal Pictures has given the green light to Whales, setting John Krasinski to join Drew Barrymore in the fact-based film about the 1988 rescue of a trio of California gray whales that got trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle.
Writer/director Adam McKay has just twittered that the studio turned down a proposal for a sequel to the comedy, even after McKay had confirmed that Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd would take paycuts. Plans had been underway to start production in February.
Here is McKay’s Twitter: “So bummed. Paramount … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Just when it seems we’ve seen every possible manifestation of superhero movie, 20th Century Fox has found an innovation. How about a supervillain who tries to survive in the witness protection program after he rats out his boss?
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Patrick King is returning to television. I hear Warner Bros Television is finalizing a mega deal with the Sex And The City writer /producer /director. Under the multi-year pact, King will launch his own TV production company based at WBTV. … Read More »
Another show cancelation news broken via Twitter. Carter Covington, executive producer of ABC Family’s comedy 10 Things I Hate About You tweeted to his followers today that the network had canceled the show. 10 Things, based on the 1999 movie, is in the middle of airing the back-10 episodes of … Read More »
The trouble with jock films about American sports like baseball and football is, they do little business overseas. So how about a fact-based baseball film about a scout who hatched an Indian reality show to find pitching talent, and wound up … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: We’re probably years away from the sequel to HBO’s 1996 movie The Late Shift about the recent late-night shakeup at NBC. But, until then, there’s another longform TV project about turbulent times in NBC latenight already in the works. Clash of the Titans producer Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road … Read More »
Andrea Wong has landed her first post-Lifetime gig. Wong, who is departing her post as Lifetime president and CEO this week, has been elected to Liberty Media’s board of directors. “Andrea’s extensive experience in media and expertise in programming will be valuable in helping guide Liberty,” said Greg Maffei, President … Read More »
Mandate Pictures has attached Shia LaBeouf to star in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, a Mandate Pictures film that will be directed by hot commercials helmer Dante Ariola from a Matt Drake script. LaBeouf will play the title character, a … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate is getting into further into business with Katherine Heigl, one of the few actresses who has proven some box office drawing power. Lionsgate has closed a deal to acquire U.S. distribution rights to One for the Money, an adaptation … Read More »
Here we go again! (See video below) Just now, on CNBC, Carl Icahn responded to Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns on-air boasts that studio management “crushed the numbers” and its current model is working. “The information Lionsgate is giving us is a sham,” … Read More »
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network has added another new unscripted series to its primetime lineup: Inside Rehab. The 8-episode hourlong docu-series, from Harpo Studios and Tijuana Entertainment’s Troy Searer and John Foy (Obsessed), follows eating disorder patients at a treatment facility as they undergo an intensive 42-day recovery program. The … Read More »