Fox Buys Thriller From Chernin’s Company Based On Upcoming Warren Ellis Novel

By | Wednesday August 8, 2012 @ 11:34am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has put in development Gun Machine, a drama based on the upcoming novel of the same name by top comic book writer Warren Ellis. The TV series adaptation, a thriller about a beleaguered New York City detective who stumbles upon a cache of hundreds of guns that trace back to a wide array of seemingly unrelated unsolved murders, will be written by Trauma creator Dario Scardapane and produced by 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment. Chernin and the studio made an offer on Gun Machine, which will be published in January by Mulholland Books, sight unseen. “Chernin and Fox pursued Gun Machine with great passion and intelligence, and I couldn’t be happier to be making this show with them,” Ellis said. He will executive produce the potential TV series with Scardapane, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.

Ellis’ graphic novel Red was turned into a successful movie produced by Summit and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. A sequel is slated to go into production at the end of the year. Additionally, Tim Miller is attached to direct the feature film adaptation of Ellis’ graphic novel series Gravel which is set up at Legendary, and Ellis is collaborating with Joss Whedon on the Wastelanders webseries. Read More »

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VFX Wiz Tim Miller Digs In To Helm ‘Gravel’ For Legendary Pictures

By | Thursday March 15, 2012 @ 4:11pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Tim Miller has been set by Legendary Pictures to direct Gravel, a live action adaptation of the Warren Ellis comic book series. Legendary will produce the project with Rick Alexander, with Ellis as executive producer and Oliver Butcher and … Read More »

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Summit’s Post-’Twilight’ Chapter To Be Underwritten By Book Adaptations

Mike Fleming

The start of Summit Entertainment’s trajectory began when the mini-major convinced Stephenie Meyer to sell her Twilight Saga book series after she’d been left so frustrated by how Paramount Pictures let it languish. Was it a billion dollar lucky break? … Read More »

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G4 Picks Up 4 New Marvel Anime Series

By | Monday July 26, 2010 @ 11:40am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 2010 – G4 will be the exclusive U.S. television home of four brand-new anime series featuring some of the most successful and iconic brands from the Marvel Universe.  Produced by Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ), these four original series – “Iron Man,” “X-MEN,” “Wolverine” and “Blade” - will premiere on the network in 2011 and will air as standalone series made up of twelve 30-minute episodes under the guidance of Warren Ellis.

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Summit Stokes ‘Red’ And ‘Drive Angry 3D’ at Comic-Con

Mike Fleming

10-ridiculous-comic-con-costumes-800-75Summit Entertainment joins the phalanx of studios bringing film footage and star casts to the geek altar that is Comic-Con. Summit, which for the past two years has brought its Twilight Saga cast to the event, this time herds the cast … Read More »

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