Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (CONAN) have been hired to write the script to DR. STRANGE for Marvel Studios, reports Deadline.com.
Warner Bros. has paid high six figures the film rights to the forthcoming book READY PLAYER ONE, which was written by FANBOYS screenwriter Ernie Cline, reports VARIETY.
This week on the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, Alan experiments with the fine art of circular breathing and Joel achieves a record-setting number of "nows" while both puzzle over the continuing misappearance of the FFAF computer. Then, after some hard-battled man-powered guest-summoning, screen writer and Troma film starlet Adeline Colangelo enters the Forum to dish about writing for animation, how one stumbles into being a professional writer, and the finer points of like, ya know, mumble-core.
Alex Garland (28 DAYS LATER) is in talks to pen Warner Bros.' re-imagining of LOGAN'S RUN, reports HEAT VISION.
Paramount has tapped cousins Mark and Brian Gunn to write the remake of THE MONSTER SQUAD, reports HEAT VISION.
Judd Winick has returned to Gotham City with a vengeance. The award-winning cartoonist has successfully transitioned one of his benchmark storylines from comic book pages to animated film with the upcoming release of Batman: Under the Red Hood, the latest entry in the popular series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.
Comic creator Mark Wheatley told FearNet.com that THE CRAZIES director Breck Eisner would adapt his comic BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT into a feature film.
SONY INSIDER reports that Sony Pictures has brought David Koepp on to rewrite Etan Cohen's script for MEN IN BLACK III.
SHUTTER ISLAND writer Laeta Kalogridis has sold his pitch for a live-action remake of the Serbian animated short, TECHNOTISE; EDIT AND I, to Legendary Pictures, reports HEAT VISION.
THE GAME PLAN writing duo of Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard have been hired by Disney to adapt Lauren Kate's YA novel FALLEN, reports VARIETY.
Universal Pictures has tapped Tony Gilroy to write a treatment for THE BOURNE LEGACY, the fourth installment in the popular Jason Bourne series, reports VARIETY.
Warner Bros. has hired GREEN LANTERN scribes Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to pen the treatments for both GREEN LANTERN 2 and THE FLASH, reports HEAT VISION.
John August, writer of BIG FISH, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and CORPSE BRIDE, is in talks to pen DreamWorks' adaptation of the strategy game MONSTERPOCALYPSE, reports HEAT VISION.
On a Full Forum Super-Seven-Student Panelpalooza, Joel and Alan survey animation students who study animation at Boston's extra-prestigious School of the Museum of Fine Arts about their likes, dislikes, and the future of future animation futures. During the course of the discourse, many fundamental life questions are questioned; what's the best way to animate glitter raining down on a stripping cat?, would you really give up your right pinky for the abilities of a changeling?, how can one take a shower in the classroom?, and most importantly, can Hamburger Helper help you to help yourself?
Relativity Media has paid low six-figures for Melisa Wallack's script THE BROTHERS GRIMM: SNOW WHITE, reports Deadline.com.
Warner Bros. Pictures has announced today that the Academy Award–winning writer Dustin Lance Black will both write and direct the movie adaptation of Matt Kindt’s groundbreaking graphic novel, 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man.
Legendary Pictures has paid high-six-figures for CLASH OF THE TITANS scribe Travis Beacham's 25-page treatment PACIFIC RIM, reports Deadline.com.
Based on the work of novelist Kotaro Isaka, Osuga’s adaptation brilliantly captures the tense mystery enveloping this teenage drama.
Drew Pearce, who created the British superhero spoof series NO HEROICS, has been hired by Marvel Studios to write the screenplay for RUNAWAYS, reports Deadline.com.
Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have paid low-seven-figures against $3.5 million to Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilii for their pitch LIGHTSPEED, reports VARIETY.
Director/exec producer Jack Bender has signed on to direct and exec produce Syfy's 90-minute pilot ALPHAS, reports VARIETY.
ABC and Sony Pictures TV has tapped former SMALLVILLE showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough for their CHARLIE'S ANGELS reboot, reports VARIETY.
FIELD OF DREAMS writer/director Phil Alden Robinson has been hired to write an untitled heist flick for J.J. Abrams and Paramount, reports HEAT VISION.