Dante Harper will pen Gary Sanchez Prods. and Paramount's HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
The rights to Daniel H. Wilson's unpublished manuscript ROBOPOCALYPSE have been acquired by DreamWorks Studios and Doubleday, COMINGSOON.NET reports.
TRON LEGACY writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have been hired to write the adaptation of the board game OUIJA for Universal, HEAT VISION reports.
Six writers have been selected as winners of the 24th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Disney's A CHRISTMAS CAROL writer/director Robert Zemeckis, told MTV that Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman, the original screenwriters behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit, are also working on the script for the sequel.
Columbia Pictures has hired Etan Cohen (TROPIC THUNDER) to pen the third part of the MEN IN BLACK series, according to VARIETY.
DISTRICT 9 writer/director Neill Blomkamp has set up his next sci-fi production with Media Rights Capital, VARIETY reports.
SHUTTER ISLAND scribe Laeta Kalogridis will adapt the anime classic GHOST IN THE SHELL into a 3-D live-action feature for DreamWorks, reports VARIETY.
Ann Peacock is signed up to write the adaptation of the novel AIRMAN for Disney and ImageMover, Variety reports.
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN scribe Robert Rodat is set to write the feature adaptation of videogame WORLD OF WARCRAFT, reports VARIETY.
The Playlist has an exclusive about writer-director Gary Ross picking up the languishing MATT HELM project after Steven Spielberg decided to pass on it after fighting hard to keep it under his control following DreamWorks' split from Paramount.
Rashida Jones' graphic novel miniseries FRENEMY OF THE STATE has been picked up by Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, Variety reports.
The screenwriter behind SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and THE PATRIOT, Robert Rodat, is writing the script for the WARCRAFT movie, MTV reports.
Gary Ross, who is busy at work on the script for SPIDER-MAN 4, has been tapped to write the SPIDER-MAN spinoff VENOM, reports the Heat Vision blog.
Walt Disney has hired Tiffany Paulsen (NANCY DREW) to pen the comedy OPPOSITE DAY, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Legendary Pictures has snatched the rights to Avatar Press's comicbook series GRAVEL, reports VARIETY.
Eleven writers have been selected as finalists for the 24th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Seth Rogen has fulfilled a dream by becoming only the second visiting celebrity to write and act in THE SIMPSONS since Ricky Gervais appeared in 2006, Variety reports.