Pre-production for the next film in the re-booted Star Trek franchise is well underway, with changes happening every which way as Roberto Orci steps into the directors chair. The film will also be shot digitally, a first for the franchise.
Regardless of what you think of the Twilight Saga, it has been a huge success for Summit Entertainment. The resurgence of monsters in film (zombies, vampires, werewolves) has H’wood scrambling to grab ahold of anything to make a buck. Universal Pictures thinks it is time to revisit Anne Rice’s vampire stories.
For a couple of weeks we’ve known that a writer had been hired to rewrite the adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key series for Universal Pictures. Joe Hill dropped a big note on the status of the movie during the Horns panel at the San Diego Comic Con.
A few weeks ago on Finally Friday, I predicted we would hear more about the Locke & Key movie at the San Diego Comic Con. With the announcement that a writer has been tapped to write the screenplay, this looks like another prediction that is coming to pass.
Press Release IDW Publishing will publish STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS, the official prequel series to Paramount Pictures’ upcoming movie, Star Trek Into Darkness. Like the best-selling Countdown series before it, COUNTDOWN INTO DARKNESS will be the only place for fans to experience the events that set the stage for J.J. Abrams’ sequel to the 2009 blockbuster film Star Trek.
I’m really torn over the announcement that the Doc Savage movie now has writers on board.Â On the one hand, I’m super excited about seeing a new Doc Savage movie hit the big screen, as the 1975 version really blew (for many reasons) and caused more than one career to crash and burn.Â On the other hand, writers are Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are producing.Â Don’t get me wrong, I think the duo are exceptionally talented – especially when it comes to Star Trek.Â However, these are also the brains behind Transfomers 2, and after that experience, anytime I
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the brains behind Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, are planning on rebooting the Hawaii Five-O franchise for CBS Television. While there probably won’t be any transforming robots, visitors from the stars, or X-Files type conspiracies, one would hope the famous “Book ’em Dano” will survive intact as Steve McGarrett takes on the state’s toughest crimes, and investigates the mob. via Variety
There’s so much movie news coming out of H’wood this morning, that we’re bringing back the Rapid Roundup of Hollywood News.Â Some of it is clearly in the rumor category, while other entries are confirmed fact – we’ll leave it up to you to decide which is fact, and which is fan boy fantasy.
While the second installment of the Iron Man series is in post production, word out of H’wood is that Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau are set to team again in another movie.Â This isn’t news about a third Iron Man (although I wouldn’t write that one off), but rather Platinum Studios Cowboys and Aliens movie adaptation.Â Downey has been signed to star in the movie for a while, but now with Favreau on board as director, expect this movie to start moving through the Hollywood Machine pretty quickly. The sci-fi Western explores what would happen if the traditional Old
Press Release Star Trek: Countdown, the official prequel to the new Star Trek movie being released by Paramount Pictures on May 8, 2009, is going to mobile devices!Â The four-issue mini-series is now available on Appleâ€™s iPhone and iPod touch, and Googleâ€™s Android Mobile Devices through iVerse Mediaâ€™s digital distribution technology.Â Visit IDWPublishing.com for more information about Star Trek: Countdown. From director/producer J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Lost and Alias), producer Damon LindelofÂ (Lost) and screenwriters and executive producers Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, MI: III) comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, Star
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.Â 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,
The Wednesday Night and Thrusday schedule for the San Diego Comic-Con has been posted on the Interwebnets.Â Take the jump for the rundown, and please note that of everything happening at the Con on the two days that have been announced 32 of the events are related to movies and television, 6 web comic and podcasting, 1 opera, 24 panels devoted to a particular celebrities, creators, and artists, 6 panels for gaming, 17 company panels, 13 theory or history panels, 4 devoted to toys and collectibles, 9 “how-to” panels, 7 manga and anime, and 4 Star Wars and Star Trek