Posts tagged with "The Hollywood Reporter"

Celebrity Deathmatch is returning to MTV with more celebrity fights!

Celebrity Deathmatch is returning to MTV with more celebrity fights!
17 years after its first episode aired, it’s time for a Celebrity Deathmatch reboot – let’s get it on! In collaboration with series creator Eric Fogel and Wasteland Entertainment, MTV2 announced they’ll be bringing the animated series back with more celebrities to fight to the gruesome death in the claymation ring. Exciting news! We’re bringing back #CelebrityDeathmatch and working on two new shows w/ @cthagod and @Tyga!... 

Tim Burton to Direct Live-Action Dumbo

Tim Burton to Direct Live-Action Dumbo
Tim Burton has signed up to direct a live-action take on Disney’s 1941 classic, Dumbo, The Wall Street Journal has revealed. The latest in a series of live-action remakes of animated Disney movies, Burton’s Dumbo will continue a new trend set by the likes of Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella. The announcement follows hot on the heels of news that Harry Potter star Emma Watson has been cast in an upcoming version... 

Who You Gonna Call? All-Female Ghostbusters Cast Revealed

Who You Gonna Call? All-Female Ghostbusters Cast Revealed
A few months back, director Paul Feig confirmed on Twitter that he had begun work on a brand new Ghostbusters movie with writer Kate Dippold (Parks and Recreation, MADtv). At the time, Feig stated that his contribution to the franchise would feature female stars, and today, a Hollywood Reporter exclusive revealed the four “hilarious women” chosen for the parts. The film’s first officially confirmed lead is Melissa McCarthy, who... 

Ghostbusters 3 – A Female Cast and Writer Confirmed!

Ghostbusters 3 – A Female Cast and Writer Confirmed!
  Here it is, the tweet that confirmed that the new Ghostbusters film will not only have all female front men – err – front women, but also a female writer. Previously there had been rumors that Paul Feig, director of Bridemaids and The Heat, had been in line to direct the new sequel and that he would want a all-female ghostbusting team and yesterday he confirmed it. Katie Dippold has such writing credits under her belt as The Heat,... 

Starz Takes On FremantleMedia’s American Gods Adaptation

Starz Takes On FremantleMedia’s American Gods Adaptation
Back in February, MCM Buzz reported that a TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods had been taken on by FremantleMedia after being dropped from development at HBO. This week, the show – still under the direction of FremantleMedia North America – has been picked by US cable network Starz. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Starz has “handed out a script-to-series commitment to the project”, with writer-producers... 

The Casual Vacancy Miniseries – HBO and BBC to Collaborate

The Casual Vacancy Miniseries – HBO and BBC to Collaborate
Set to air later this year, a TV adaptation of J. K. Rowling‘s crime novel, The Casual Vacancy, is being produced by the BBC in collaboration with HBO. Though the BBC has been developing the project for some time, the involvement of the American network was revealed this week by The Hollywood Reporter. Along with the book’s author herself, the miniseries’ executive producers will include Paul Trijbits (Saving Mr. Banks, Dancing... 

Batman is 75 – Bruce Timm Creates a Special Anniversary Short

Batman is 75 – Bruce Timm Creates a Special Anniversary Short
  Following Superman’s 75th birthday last year, another of DC’s biggest stars is set to hit the three-quarter century mark in 2014. Like his fellow DC superhero, Batman has celebrated the landmark occasion with an animated anniversary short, created by producer Bruce Timm.  The three-minute animation was developed from a lost tale from Batman’s past, and sees the Dark Knight battle a strange giant and rescue a damsel in distress... 

Disney Planning Cars & Incredibles Sequels, Plus Star Wars News

Disney Planning Cars & Incredibles Sequels, Plus Star Wars News
At a shareholders meeting earlier this week, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that new sequels to Cars and The Incredibles are currently in development at Pixar, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Plot details are yet to emerge for either film, though according to Iger, director Brad Bird is currently working on a “great story” for The Incredibles 2. Despite the original film’s open ending, which appears to lend itself well to a follow-up,... 

Paramount to Remake 80s Sci-Fi Film Explorers

Paramount to Remake 80s Sci-Fi Film Explorers
A remake of 1980s science-fiction adventure film Explorers is being planned by Paramount, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed. Released in 1985, the original movie marked the feature film debut of both Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix, and told the story of three teenagers who work together to build their own spaceship. The third boy was played by Jason Presson (Gremlins 2: The New Batch). If the kid-centred sci-fi seems to have something of a Spielberg... 

Heroes Reborn: Heroes Returns for a New NBC Miniseries

Heroes Reborn: Heroes Returns for a New NBC Miniseries
Teased with a brief spot (blink and you’d miss it) on NBC on Saturday, plans for a 2015 Heroes comeback were revealed as part of the network’s Olympics coverage. Called Heroes Reborn, the upcoming series is being described as an “event miniseries”, and will see “visionary” creator Tim Kring return to the show. For those of you already feeling disappointed by the “mini-” prefix, you needn’t worry.... 
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