Walt Disney has inked a seven-figure deal with THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA writer Aline Brosh McKenna for a live-action take on CINDERELLA, reports Deadline.com.
Lucas Foster's Warp Films has acquired the rights to Christopher Farnsworth's BLOOD OATH, reports HEAT VISION.
Octogenarian Alvin Sargent, who worked on the previous SPIDER-MAN films, is back to do a polish on the new teen-centric SPIDER-MAN reboot, reports HEAT VISION.
New, from the makers of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, it's the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum's Lucky Sevens Sunday Sweep-week Spectacular! Starring Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman! You'll be wowed by Joel's magical grievance genius! Thrilled by Alan's private area! And swept away by a beautiful wind! Your heart will soar as special guest Carolyn London waxes poetic about life as a soon-to-be mother, life as an independent filmmaker, and the future of inter-galactic voyeurism! But that's not all! If you listen now, you'll receive another Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum Super Saver Bonus Feature bringing you another highlight from the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival Animator's Picnic with special guest appearances by Robert Anderson, Gene Fowler, and the 32nd President of the United States of America... Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
Darren Aronofsky is set to direct Brad Pitt in John Vaillant's true-life book, THE TIGER, reports VARIETY.
SuperHeroHype.com reports that KICK-ASS scribe Jane Goldman is penning a draft of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.
On this week's episode of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, Alan gives Joel a sneak peek at his decades-old experimental energy sleep activity cycle! Then, the most impressively twinned pair of animation super-star multi-makers Fran and Will Krause ride into the forum on their tandem bike to discuss making things, breaking things, and their high-octane bacon-powered recipe for dancin' dancin' dancin'.
Syfy has inked a deal with Bob Cooper's Landscape Ent. and LAW & ORDER writer Michael Chernuchin for the drama METADOCS, reports VARIETY.
In an interview with MTV, G.I. JOE producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura revealed some news about the upcoming sequel.
Guns, zombies, A.I., gene manipulation, a talking bear, and girls whose sex appeal oddly stems from the discolored trappings woven from an industrial cyberpunk thread: what more do you need?
On FFAF's big 5-week anniversary celespectaculation, Joel expunges another special circuitous grievance about inconsequential matters pertaining to his favorite subject, Animation, with no real concluding statement. Alan's face reacts quizzically. Later, Director and Animator Dan Abdo enters The Forum to discuss comics, commercials, censuses, corporate identities, and exactly why Vermont is for lovers.
20th Century Fox has obtained the film rights to INCOGNITO, a graphic novel from Ed Brubacker, reports VARIETY.
Deadline.com reports that 20th Century Fox has hired TRAINING DAY scribe David Ayer to write a redux of COMMANDO.
HEAT VISION reports that GREEN LANTERN scribe and FLASHFORWARD showrunner Marc Guggenheim has been hired to write Warner Bros.' LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE SOLDIERS OF FOREVER.
VARIETY reports that San Diego's Tourism Marketing District board is offering Comic-Con hotel tax revenue as an incentive to stay in the city.
MADMEDIA Entertainment has hired Academy Award-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon, Cool Hand Luke, Presumed Innocent) to pen their epic Korean War drama, 17 Days of Winter, helmed by veteran 3D director, Eric Brevig (Journey to the Center of the Earth).
Universal Pictures is in negotiations to pick up the rights to James Patterson's YA book MAXIMUM RIDE from Columbia in turnaround, reports HEAT VISION.
Paramount has decided to bring back THE RING series for another go-around in 3-D, reports HEAT VISION.
Writer Eric Heisserer (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake) is set to pen New Line's FINAL DESTINATION 5, reports HEAT VISION.
This week on the Forum, Joel attempts to summon the wisdom of ghosts while Alan has an identity crisis of historical proportions and unwittingly reveals one of Hollywood's best-kept summer blockbuster secrets. Then, Dave "David B." Levy stops by to talk about how to juggle animation multitasking, authoring books on pitching and job-getting, Ben Franklin, industry infestation, Mad Men, and popping one's bubble. And, you actually can rewind a clock, not that hard.