A Hitchcock-style thriller from Jeff Miller, PLAYING JOE, has been optioned by Castle Rock, VARIETY reports.
Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!
Twentieth Century Fox has hired Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the team behind ZOMBIELAND, to write the screenplay for the X-MEN spinoff DEADPOOL, VARIETY reports.
It was announced today that three-time Grammy Award winner and internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer and designer Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me.
Mark Pellington has been hired by New Line to direct ORPHANAGE, the remake of the Spanish-language ghost tale EL ORFANATO, VARIETY reports.
The prequel to THE THING, a remake of John Carpenter's classic, is expected to begin filming in March in Toronto, COMINGSOON.NET reports.
Ghostbusters 3 is finally gearing up to begin production next summer with a release expected in 2011, according to SHOCKTILLYOUDROP.COM.
Peter Morgan (FROST/NIXON, THE QUEEN) told MI6 that James Bond 23 will be a "shocking story." Morgan has been working on the first draft of the screen play from July until October of this year, but said he couldn't give anyway anything further.
Now with Bryan Singer at the helm, X-MEN ORIGINS: FIRST CLASS has a new writer in Jamie Moss, according to the Heat Vision blog.
DreamWorks Animation has tapped KUNG FU PANDA's Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris to adapt A. Lee Martinez's novel GIL'S ALL FRIGHT DINER, reports VARIETY.
VARIETY reports that Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider are snatching up the rights to Michael Morpurgo's WWI novel, WAR HORSE.
Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, the team behind THOR, have been taped to write DAMN NATION, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Nickelodeon has named three new participants for its 10th annual Fellowship for Diverse Writers, it was announced today by Karen Kirkland, Executive Director, Nickelodeon Fellowship for Diverse Writers.
A mostly unknown project centered around Crytozoology has attracted Jack Black as a producer, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's HEAT VISION BLOG.
HEAT VISION reports Joseph Kosinski and Sean Bailey, the directors behind TRON LEGACY, are working together on the reinvention of THE BLACK HOLE.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.
Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of the supernatural drama series Haven, based on the novella “The Colorado Kid,” from renowned author Stephen King.
Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly (SAHARA, SOUND OF THUNDER) have come on board to write the adaptation of Sony's video game UNCHARTERED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE, according to LATINO REVIEW.
The CTN Animation Expo is a new animation event based at the Burbank Convention Center in California. The Expo is mixed with traditional artist, computer artists, schools, software companies, book publishers, Women in Animation and ASIFA, recruiters from well established companies, and several other animation related companies.
Anthony Peckham will be writing the DEEP SEA COWBOYS script for DreamWorks Studios, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
CTN-X kicked off its first edition on Friday. Nov. 20th, bringing a new animation conference to Los Angeles. In it's first year, the event had quickly outgrown its home at the Burbank Convention Center with attendees lined up to attend various standing-room only panels.