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Fright Night is one of those films that came out right on the end of original interest in the horror genre, but it was one that made the most sense when trying to tell a modern day vampire story.  DreamWorks is working on a remake staring David Tennant, Colin Farrell, and Christoper Mints=Plasse, which is a pretty good lineup of names if one is going to do a remake.  DreamWorks has alos announced that Imogen Poots has been cast as  Anton Ylchin’s girlfriend in the film. If you don’t know what the heck a Fright Night is, take the jump

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When Charlie Kenton and his son team up to build the ultimate robot fighter,  it can only lead to one thing – A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!   DreamWorks Studios has released the official synopsis and images from the movie for Major Spoilers to share with you.

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DreamWorks Animation has unleashed another trailer for the upcoming Megamind movie onto the world.  Voiced by Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill, Megamind arrives November 5, 2010. When super villain Megamind (Ferrell) defeats his archrival Metro Man (Pitt), the world should be his oyster. But instead, Megamind falls into total despair. It turns out that life without a rival is life without a point for him. So, he creates a new superhero rival, Titan (Hill). Unfortunately, the new hero wants to be a super villain, too. Caught in the middle, star reporter Roxanne Ritchi (Fey) asks the

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Dreamworks upcoming How to Train Your Dragon movie looks like a fun story, and the animation has come a long way from the early stuff the company would crank out. Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different

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Word around Hollywood this morning is the news that Night of the Living Dead, is getting a remake.  Interestingly, the zombie horror film will not involve George Romero, but it will be a 3D CGI origin story.  CGI zombies?  Sign me up. Titled “Night of the Living Dead: Origins,” the re-imagining is being directed by newcomer Zebediah de Soto and produced by Simon West and Simon West Productions president Jib Polhemus. As much as I like the zombie genre (my Kung-Fu- Zombie-Western movie is still in the works), I can’t help but wonder what an all CGI zombie flick will

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Dreamworks has announced it is making an adaptation of Platinum Studios Atlantis Rising, and currently has Len Wiseman attached to direct the sci-fi action flick.  The film will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and Platinum Studios CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. In “Atlantis,” an underworld civilization is discovered after seismic rumbles announce its presence. Hostilities with Earth’s land-dwellers ensue. “In all the classic versions of this kind of movie, the threat is always from the stars,” Orci said. “The idea that it’s somehow our cousins who went off in a different path of evolution who have been here,

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Sad news for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, Universal Pictures has decided to pull out of the three picture deal for the CGI adaptation of Tintin.  The biggest reason for the break in the deal wasn’t Spielberg trying to break DreamWorks away from Paramount, but the $130 million budget.  In a day an age where $130 million seems like a drop in the bucket for a franchise that could literally net Universal ten times that in world wide distribution, something certainly seems fishy. Perhaps it was the 30% of gross Spielberg and Jackson wanted – meaning Tintin would have to

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Regardless of what you think of Platinum Studios, you have to admit, it does know how to market and spin itself to megabucks. Cowboys and Aliens, the sci-fi western that finally saw the light of day last year, was sold to Dreamworks to be turned into a major motion picture, after 10 years in on again off again development hell. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is in negotiations to play the lead in the the flick. “Cowboys & Aliens” derives from a graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley from an original idea

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DreamWorks is at it again, this time snatching up the rights to Atlantis Rising from Platinum Studios. Atlantis Rising is created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg who will act as one of the co-producers for the live action adaptation. In “Atlantis,” seismic disturbances at sea force world militaries to investigate the deepest part of the world’s ocean, where an underground civilization emerges to wage war with planet Earth. Ah, I get it now; Spielberg was so happy with War of the Worlds he’s hoping his movie company can hit a home run again with this flick. The final installment of Atlantis

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DreamWorks is on a major scramble to nab up all sorts of properties, and the latest acquisition is the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell, which the company plans on turning into a 3D live-action movie. Created by Masamune Shirow, “Ghost in the Shell” was first published in 1989. It went on to generate two additional manga editions, three anime film adaptations, an anime TV series and three videogames. The second anime film, “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence,” was released in the U.S. by DreamWorks in 2004. Jamie Moss will write the adaptation with Avi Arad, Ari Arad and

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The Oni Press graphic novel The Damned has been picked up by DreamWorks and has signed David DiGilio to adapt. Described as horror-noir, “Damned” follows a Los Angeles detective who discovers that a new gang with ties to the supernatural has infiltrated the city. This is the second Oni Press title DreamWorks has picked up in the last couple of weeks – we previously reported on The Return of King Doug being adapted for the silver screen. via Variety

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Ben Stiller has signed to produce The Return of King Doug, an adaptation of the title from Oni Press. Written by Greg Erb and Jason Oremland, “King” centers on a man who must return to the fantasy world which he abandoned 30 years earlier. Erb and Oremland will also write the screenplay. At this time Stiller is only signed to producer, but he may also take up the title role of Doug. Two other Oni Press titles; “Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things” and “The Damned”, were also picked up by Dreamworks Studios. via Hollywood Reporter

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