Zack Snyder told the L.A. TIMES that he and 300 co-writer Kurt Johnstad have begun adapting the script for a feature version of Frank Miller's XERXES.
David Ellison's Skydance Prods., Dark Horse Ent. and producer Mark Gordon are working on a big screen adaptation of the forthcoming Dark Horse comic THE STRANGE CASE OF HYDE, reports HEAT VISION.
Mark Protosevich (THOR) is set to adapt a feature version of the comic series FREAKSHOW, reports VARIETY.
Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, has been hired to adapt Warner Bros. feature version of the supernatural soap DARK SHADOWS, reports VARIETY.
Nope animation fans, Disney is not turning the 1990s animated series GARGOYLES into a feature, but it is in talks with Zoe Green to pen a gargoyle-themed live-action adventure, reports VARIETY.
Paramount Pictures has picked up Willie Block and Jake Emanuel's action take on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, reports RISKY BUSINESS.
Special Guest: J.J. Sedelmaier
The future is now on this week's episode of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum as Computer plugs Joel and Alan into the 21st century with their first ever Skype interview! Skyperview! Special Guest J.J. Sedelmaier "phones it in" about such subjects as comic books, graphic novels, and how to build and maintain an independent animation production company. Then, in the first ever Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum sing-song-story-telling-open-microradiophonic-sound-experience, Joel shares his latest therapy ballad about some extra baggage that he's been carrying around. And make sure to stay tuned through the very end of the episode for a special FFAF out-take of Joel and Alan testing out their new technology with one of the biggest names in cinema history!
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.