According to Deadline, the long awaited live action adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man is getting closer to production, now that a director has been found.
A while ago, during our discussion of MacGyver #1, I mentioned that the issue felt like a build up to a new movie. Looks like predictions are becoming a reality as New Line Cinema moves a MacGyver movie closer to reality.
We’ve known that Peter Jackson was splitting The Hobbit into two movies, with characters from the Lord of the Rings trilogy appearing in the film. Today, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have announced the movie titles and release dates.
First up will be The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, that will be released on December 14, 2012. The second film will be called The Hobbit: There and Back Again, and is currently scheduled for a December 13, 2013 release.
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Looney Tunes character, Speedy Gonzales, is headed to the big screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Known as the fastest mouse in all of Mexico, Speedy debuted in the 1950s as a regular nemesis of Sylvester the Cat. Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt’s 1955 Warner Bros. short about the tiny hero, “Speedy Gonzales,” won the Academy Award for best short subject, cartoons that year. Pat Boone even wrote a hit song about the famous mouse in 1962.
George Lopez will provide the voice for the New Line movie.Â Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow are writing the script, with Jerry Weintraub, Tracy Ryerson, and Jill Arthur producing.
Thankfully, this will not be the racist Speedy Gonzales character from the 1950s, but a modern take on the character, which means we (hopefully) won’t see characters like Slowpoke Rodriguez.
Could it be?Â Did the crew of the Major Spoilers Podcast actually find an awesome theme song for the show?Â A rough draft of the song arrived in the Major Spoilers Inbox last night, and we’re liking it a lot.Â Is it the winner? Could be, but we’re still leaving the gate open until November 27, 2008.
You still have time to compose and send in your entry for the Major Spoilers Theme Song Contest and win a copy of the new Watchmen Absolute Edition when it is released next month.
Caruso will be developing and directing, while Ellsworth is penning the script. J.C. Spink, Chris Bender, and David Goyer are producing.
The comic, created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, centers on Yorick, an escape artist who is the last survivor of a mysterious plague that has killed every single male mammal in the world. With his male pet monkey, he sets out to find what might have wiped out the world’s male chromosomes.
I wasn’t a big fan of Disturbia, even though it did make four times its cost, so I am a little hesitant on this film – even with Goyer on board. Ellsworth does give me some hope as he has written episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
No word on release date.
When Warner Bros. dropped the ball and lost the rights to the Conan film franchise, New Line stepped up to score the rights to Robert E. Howard’s creation.
After posting a bid of mid-six against seven figures for an 18-month option with one extension, the studio entered into negotiations after CAA staged an auction for rights holder Paradox Entertainment. The property drew the interest of several studios and monied producers including Hollywood Gang’s Gianni Nunnari and Millennium Films.
Warner had been developing the movie for some time with everyone from the Wachowski’s to Robert Rodriquez making the adaptation.
Even though there have been at least three Conan films produced (Conan, Conan the Destroyer,and Red Sonja) none have come close to the spirit of the original Howard novels. Warner was working on this when its option deadline expired.