Lava Bear Sets Jason Zada To Helm David Goyer-Hatched ‘The Forest’: Video

By | Tuesday November 5, 2013 @ 8:09am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Lava Bear and producer David S. Goyer have hired Jason Zada to direct The Forest, the Japan-set supernatural horror film. This is the project that had been known as the untitled David Goyer, as the Man Of Steel and The Dark Knight trilogy scribe hatched the story. The project has a rewrite from Sarah Cornwell. The film takes place in the Aokigahara forest of Japan. Goyer and Lava Bear will produce.

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This is the feature directorial debut for Zada, who has helmed inventive commercials, music videos and the interactive short films including Take This Lollipop, which got 7 million YouTube views when it surfaced in 2011. Read More »

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Lava Bear, QED Team For ‘Intrusion’ Thriller

By | Friday August 9, 2013 @ 10:50am PDT
Mike Fleming

Lava Bear and QED International will finance and co-produce Intrusion, a thriller to be directed by David Bruckner from a script by writer L.D. Goffigan that got a rewrite from Amy Herzog. Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison will produce the project with Tariq Jalil, Lava Bear, and QED’s Bill Block. QED’s … Read More »

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Lava Bear Sets ‘V/H/S’ Helmer David Bruckner To Direct ‘Intrusion’

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 1:46pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: David Linde‘s Lava Bear has set David Bruckner (The Signal, V/H/S) to direct Intrusion, a thriller script written by L.D. Goffigan. Along with Doug Davison, Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter, Lava Bear will produce and production has been set to start later this year.

A young woman’s life begins to unravel shortly after moving to San Francisco, when she realizes she’s being pursued by a disturbed stalker. As the assaults and creepy incidents escalate she realizes that she has become the target of something far more sinister and horrifying.

Bruckner directed Amateur Night, the opening segment of the 2012 found-footage horror anthology V/H/S. He made his debut on the 2007 pic The Signal, which he co-directed with Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. Read More »

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David Goyer Sets Supernatural Thriller With David Linde’s Lava Bear

By | Thursday April 19, 2012 @ 5:09pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: David Linde’s Lava Bear has made a deal to  develop an untitled feature based on an original idea by David S. Goyer. Lava Bear will produce the supernatural thriller along with Goyer. They will put a writer on … Read More »

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David Linde’s Lava Bear Makes First Spec Buy

By | Monday January 30, 2012 @ 2:50pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: David Linde’s Lava Bear has made its first spec script buy as Linde and Lava Bear president Tory Metzger acquired an untitled thriller by scribe L.D. Goffigan. Lava Bear will produce with Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison and Tariq Jalil. … Read More »

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TOLDJA! David Linde Formalizes Funding And Staff For New Shingle

By | Tuesday May 24, 2011 @ 9:50am PDT
Mike Fleming

Former Universal Pictures co-chairman David Linde has formalized a funding arrangement with Reliance Entertainment and set Tory Metzger to be head of production for his new company, both of which Deadline told you would happen months ago. I still expect the company to be called Lava Bear when all is said and done, but as of now it’s unnamed. Linde has also named Adam Rymer COO. He intends to make one to three movies a year for the next four years. Here’s the release that makes the whole thing official:

Los Angeles, CA – May 24, 2011 – David Linde and Reliance Entertainment jointly announced today the official formation and funding of Linde’s new company, a new platform for film production and financing. Reliance Entertainment is providing the capital to finance the yet unnamed new venture. Working from a global distribution structure combining studio and independent distribution, the company will both produce and finance projects creating a clear “brand” of films designed for the worldwide marketplace.

For nearly two decades, Linde has proven a unique ability to join a singular vision with the intricacies of the domestic and international film marketplace. The new entity is specifically designed to take advantage of Linde’s experience in successfully bridging studio and independent production and distribution while managing and building both existing and start-up companies.

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Tory Metzger Nearing Deal To Head Production For David Linde’s Lava Bear

By | Thursday January 20, 2011 @ 5:30pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Tory Metzger is ready to jump back into the production game. Metzger, one of CAA’s top talent agents when she left the agency in 2008 to run production for Media Rights Capital, is in talks to steer creative and production for David Linde’s Lava Bear. That’s the global … Read More »

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