we got an update on Drew Goddard’s Sinister Six, Sony Pictures’ first spinoff of their successful The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Today, we’ve got details on another as writer/director Alex Kurtzman has shared with MTV a few details about his plans for Venom.
"The idea," says Kurtzman, "is that you can do things with Venom that you can’t do with Spider-Man… Venom is the representation of every line that will get crossed. He’s a much darker character."
There’s still no word yet on which iteration of the character the film will follow. Not counting Peter Parker himself, Eddie Brock was the first character to wear the alien symbiote and the first to take on the brain-eating persona of the monstrous antihero. In 2011, however, Marvel Comics rebooted the character, turning the suit over to longtime Spider-Man character Flash Thompson.
No release date has, as of yet, been announced for Venom, but check back for details as they become available.
Sony Pictures is planning a reboot of the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise, Deadline reports. Oculus writer and director Mike Flanagan will script, re-adaptating the original source material, the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan.
The 1997 film version, directed by Jim Gillespie with a script by Kevin Williamson, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr. as a group of high school students who accidentally hit and kill a man with their car one night. Although they believe they have successfully covered up their crime, the group finds themselves at the receiving end of a slasher killer’s serial rampage one year later.
I Know What You Did Last Summer was followed by a theatrical sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer in 1998 and a direct-to-video third film, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, in 2006.
Neal Moritz will produce I Know What You Did Last Summer alongside Flanagan and Jeff Howard.
Last December, it was revealed that an English-language remake of Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil, and now TheWrap brings word that You’re Next and The Guest team of Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard will bring the project to life. Barrett will write the script with Wingard at the helm while Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder (who worked with the pair on both You’re Next and The Guest) will produce with Adi Shankar (Dredd) and Spencer Silna.
Shankar previously spoke about the film saying “Kim Jee-woon’s ‘I Saw the Devil’ is perfect in so many ways. The intention is not to remake the film per se, but rather to ‘port’ it for international audiences.”
Check back for further updates on the project as the outlet reports director Wingard has already begun meeting with talent for the film.
Released in 2010 to critical acclaim, Kim Jee-woon’s original film is described as follows:"The embodiment of pure evil, Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. On a freezing, snowy night, his latest victim is the beautiful Juyeon, daughter of a retired police chief and pregnant fiancée of elite special agent Soo-hyun. Obsessed with revenge, Soo-hyun is determined to track down the murderer, even if doing so means becoming a monster himself. And when he finds Kyung-chul, turning him in to the authorities is the last thing on his mind, as the lines between good and evil fall away in this diabolically twisted game of cat and mouse."
Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass Returning for Bourne 5!
Source: Deadline September 15, 2014
There has been a surprise change of plans for the future of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise today as Deadline reports that the studio is now negotiating with star Matt Damon and The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass to re-team for a fifth big screen entry.
According to the outlet, this new film will take the July 16, 2016 release date previously assigned to a different Bourne sequel. That film, a big screen followup to The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner in the lead, will remain in development for release at another time.
This story is still breaking, so check back for details on Damon’s return to the Bourne franchise as they become available!
This was inevitably going to happen! Lionsgate Home Entertainment is going to release SAW: The Complete Movie Collection on Blu-ray September 23rd. This set will include all seven entries in their unrated form. I’m presuming it will import all of the special features from the previous releases as well. If you hit up Amazon right now, the collection is ridiculously cheap (under 20 bucks!). So, now you have something to add to your other franchise collections!
Focus Features announced today they will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror-hit, wide on August 21, 2015.
Ciaran Foy will direct the sequel which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film.
eOne is financing the film which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.
In the first film, Ethan Hawke played a true crime novelist struggling to find his next big story who discovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered, but his investigation soon leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.
Sinister opened in October of 2012 and earned $77.7 million worldwide on a $3 million budget.
A bit of breaking news out of the Screen Gems panel today which welcomed Sam Raimi back to Comic-Con. Raimi revealed to the audience that he’s working with his brother and Bruce Campbell to bring Evil Dead to the small screen.
Yes, an Evil Dead television series.
So, add this to the countless other Evil Dead sequel/sequel to the remake news we’ve been carrying since the remake hit the screen. No other details to share other than that, so stay tuned for more!
Netflix is launching its first original anime series on July 4: the futuristic Knights of Sidonia.The first season, already broadcasted in Japan, is 12 episodes of space opera epic drama that apparently is full of cool spaceships and mechas. Here’s the synopsis:
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/netflix-first-original-anime-series-looks-robotech-leve-1596440518The first Netflix original anime series, Knights of Sidonia, based on the popular manga series of the same name, follows Nagate, a low-born youth in a society of genetically engineered refugees who escaped the destruction of Earth one thousand years earlier and now occupy the massive ship Sidonia. When Nagate’s talent as a pilot is revealed he becomes one of Sidonia’s elite defenders against the Guana, shapeshifting aliens bent on eliminating humans from existence.
The Powerpuff Girls are Returning to Cartoon Network in 2016
Source: Cartoon Network June 16, 2014
After the successful airing of the re-imagined special in January, Cartoon Network today announced the global return of “The Powerpuff Girls.” Slated for a 2016 launch, this reboot will include an all-new television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios and a full licensing program that will roll out across all regions. The announcement was made today by Rob Sorcher, to kick off the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
"The original ‘Powerpuff Girls’ was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide," said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer, Cartoon Network. "We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X."
One of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series, “The Powerpuff Girls” has earned two Emmy Awards along with five nominations, as well as countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run. The series also inspired a feature film in 2003, a tenth anniversary special, and a re-imagined CG special, “The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed,” which aired on Cartoon Network in January 2014 and featured Ringo Starr. “The Powerpuff Girls” is one of the top-grossing Cartoon Network brands of all time, with more than $2.5 billion in retail sales generated since its debut, and has endured as a global fashion brand with a range of apparel partners and fashion collections around the world.
"As the original ambassador of ‘girl power,’ The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages and there is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation," said Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises. "With proven success and great content plans in place, there’s so much potential that we’re looking forward to explore with our licensing partners in the coming weeks."
"The Powerpuff Girls," which debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998, was created by Craig McCracken and centers on three sugar-coated superheroes whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime and winning at hopscotch.
Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment June 10, 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marza Animation Planet, a CG animation film production company of the SEGA SAMMY Group, today announced a partnership to develop a film based on the acclaimedSonic the Hedgehogvideo game series. A hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature, the movie will be written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux and produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner, along with Marza’s Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi. Toby Ascher will serve as an executive producer.
The film will look to capture Sonic’s irreverent tone and spirit, reuniting him with some of the most revered and infamous characters of the franchise, including the evil Dr. Eggman. Playful, mischievous, and quick on his feet in more ways than one, the world’s fastest hedgehog is known for his ability to move at supersonic speed to protect his friends from their enemies. For more than two decades, Sonic has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons and a $1 billion franchise with more than 140 million games sold.
Commenting on the announcement, Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures’ president of Production said, “There are limitless stories to tell with a character like Sonic the Hedgehog, and a built-in international fan base. Along with our wonderful creative partners at Marza, we’re looking to capture everything that generations of fans know and love about Sonic while also growing his audience wider than ever before.”
Marza Animation Planet CEO Masanao Maeda added, “Sonic has had dozens of adventures on the console and the small screen, and we’re thrilled that he’s now coming to the big screen. Sony Pictures has had great success with hybrid animated and live-action features, and we’re confident that this collaboration will bring a fresh take to Sonic, while still capturing everything that the fans love about him.”
Marza is a leading CG animation production company with the vision to create films to the global market from Japan, by combining global storytelling and Japanese creativity. It plans to release one feature-length film each year.
Hannah Minghella and Andrea Giannetti will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul stars in this riveting drama about a family under siege. Hard-drinking Texas single dad Hollis (Paul) struggles to raise his two boys, including rebellious teenager Jacob (first-time actor Josh Wiggins in a stunning breakthrough performance). Seething with anger, Jacob finds release in the high-risk, white-knuckle world of motocross—but his increasingly reckless behavior threatens to spin out of control. Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis co-stars in this thrilling saga of fathers and sons that builds towards a heart-stopping climax, all set to an electrifying heavy metal soundtrack.