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Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” Finds A Director

March 3, 20140 Comments

THR reports that Universal Pictures has hired Diederik Van Rooijen to direct the remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, THE BIRDS. Van Rooijen is best known as the writer and director of the Dutch TV series Penoza, which has been remade for U.S. audiences as ABC‘s Red Widow. The latest version of the script was […]

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“Disturbia” Director To Helm “Selling Time” For Fox

January 8, 2014

Disturbia‘s D.J. Caruso is set to direct the upcoming supernatural picture, SELLING TIME, reports Variety. Actor Will Smith has expressed interest in starring, but has not committed yet since the script is currently being rewritten. Synopsis: “The story tells the story of a main who sells pieces of his life in order to relive one day when […]

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Screenwriter Hired For “The Legend Of Conan”

October 2, 2013

Universal Pictures is moving forward with THE LEGEND OF CONAN, which will bring Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the Barbarian. The studio has closed a deal with Andrea Berloff to write the screenplay. Best known for scripting World Trade Center, Berloff most recently adapted the French action film Sleepless Night for Warner Bros., Straight Outta Compton for New Line and is writing […]

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Familiar Writer Hired For The “Fantastic Four” Reboot

October 2, 2013

Fox has hired Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past) to once again tackle a comic book adaptation. He’ll be working on the final draft of the FANTASTIC FOUR reboot. Previous writers included Jeremy Slater, Michael Green, Seth Grahame-Smith, and T.S. Nowlin. Usually when you have that many writers working on the […]

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Director Found For “Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies”

September 26, 2013

Paramount Pictures has hired Christopher Landon to direct BOY SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES. The picture will be his followup to Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which the studio releases January 3rd, reports Deadline. It’s said to be in the vein of Goonies, and is about a local boy scout troop that must save the local girl scout troop from a zombie […]

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“The Mummy” Reboot Finds A New Director

September 16, 2013

Universal Pictures has dropped Len Wiseman and has hired director Andres Muschietti (Mama) for the studio’s reboot of THE MUMMY, reports THR. I wanted to see Mama, but never got the chance. I heard good things so this could be good news. The reboot is said to lean back towards horror instead of the action focused Brendan Fraser […]

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Composer John Williams Hired For New “Star Wars” Trilogy

July 28, 2013

In an interview at the Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013, producer Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that composer John Williams will return to score the J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: Episode VII. Check out the video below where the infamous composer discusses composing in general, the Star Wars films, and his excitement to work with J.J. Abrams. In […]

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Writers Hired For MTV’s “Scream” Television Series

July 28, 2013

Earlier this year, when legendary director Wes Craven was asked about the status of SCREAM 5, he stated, “There is some talk about a television series, but I don’t think anything has moved forward on that yet. That’s what I’m hearing more than anything else from the guys at Dimension.” Well, we finally have an […]

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