Universal Pictures and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes has hired Simon Kinberg (SHERLOCK HOLMES) to rewrite OUIJA, reports 24 Frames.
GREEN LANTERN writer Marc Guggenheim will write the new comicbook series NOWHERE MAN for Liquid Comics, reports Deadline.com.
Heat Vision reports that James Cameron is interested in exec producing Will Staples' big, sci-fi story MYTH.
Universal Pictures has tapped Hossein Amini (47 RONIN) to rewrite SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, reports Deadline.com.
John Hlavin has been tapped to write an adaptation of the board game RISK for Columbia Pictures, Hasbro and Overbrook Ent., reports ComingSoon.net.
Disney will pay seven figures to LOST exec producer Damon Lindelof to write/produce the sci-fi tentpole 1952, reports Deadline.com.
Fox Animation has tapped Christian Magalhaes & Bob Snow to pen a modern take on KING KONG, reports Deadline.com.
David DiGilio, the creator of the short-lived series TRAVELER, has landed two big deals, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Fox has selected FRINGE writer/producer Brad Caleb Kane to pen the reboot of DAREDEVIL, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL) have been tapped to write the reboot of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, reports Deadline.com.
I got a huge response to my last post, Why Do Many Artists & Writers Hate Self-Promotion?, including several active discussions on various LinkedIn groups. Self-promotion is a very hot topic! Many of the people who commented on the post talked about their shyness, self-doubts, the unworthiness of their creativity, and other barriers to promoting themselves and their work. One of the biggest concerns was whether or not self-promotion was really effective. Well, let's find out...
Bradley Cooper revealed on CHARLIE ROSE that he is in talks to write an adaptation of Dan Simmons' sci-fi series HYPERION.
David O. Russell has dropped out of Sony's adaptation of the PS3 game UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE, reports Variety. The reason is being reported as creative differences. Russell was also set to rewrite the script from Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. The studio is still looking for a scribe to rework the script.
Warner Bros. has tapped RIO's Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia to write YOGI BEAR 2, reports Variety.
Summit Entertainment has tapped director Matt Reeves (LET ME IN) and writer Jacob Estes (MEAN CREEK) to adapt Kenneth Oppel's THIS DARK ENDEAVOR: THE APPRENTICESHIP OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, reports ComingSoon.net.
Cary Fukunaga will direct the Civil War heist thriller NO BLOOD, NO GUTS, NO GLORY, reports Variety.
Scott Frank (MINORITY REPORT) has been tapped by Columbia to write HOUDINI, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Deadline.com reports that MGM and Michael Hirst, the creator of THE TUDORS and CAMELOT, are working on the new TV series, VIKINGS.
Ghost House Pictures and RT Features have picked up the rights to Peter Ackroyd's THE CASEBOOK OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, reports Deadline.com.
Sony Pictures has hired Shana Feste (COUNTRY STRONG) to direct and adapt Carolyn Turgeon's novel MERMAID: A TWIST ON THE CLASSIC TALE, reports Variety.
Playwright/comic writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who recently was called into to help rework Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, has been hired to pen a new adaptation of CARRIE, reports Deadline.com.
David Fury (TV's BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) has joined the writing staff of FRINGE, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
A funny thing happened on the way to my Facebook page. A handful of professional contacts refused to be my friend, not because they didn’t like me, but because they weren’t on Facebook. The interesting thing was that they seemed to take pride in not being on Facebook. This reminded me of something I’ve noticed over my career, an odd anomaly about many writers and artists: They don’t like to promote themselves. Not a good idea!