It was back in the middle of Comic-Con last year when Warner Brothers announced that it had acquired the screen rights to A Discovery of Witches, the bestselling novel by Deborah Harkness. Now, several months later, this witches brew is finally bubbling.
For better or for worse, The Devil Inside director William Brent Bell has gotten a lot of attention lately for creating one of the single most profitable and hated films we can ever remember. Noting his success, Warner Bros. is lining up a new gig for Bell in some very familiar territory.
Inflated budgets seem to be Hollywood's latest serial killer as the giant green beast known as the almighty dollar sign has claimed yet another production ... stopping it dead in its tracks.
Interesting news coming out of Hollywood today. It appears that the powers-that-be at Warner Brothers are out to make their Whedonless Buffy the Vampire Slayer as good as it can be, given the fact that they've turned down what's probably a quick payday to wait for something with a bit more quality. If you're gonna do it, you may as well do it right. Or at least try to.
There's no question the original Gremlins is a much beloved film by just about everyone. It's funny, adorable, spooky, scary, and riddled with cool beasties. What's not to like? Talk of a third feature in the franchise has been going on for a while now, and though absolutely nothing has come from it, today there was one pinpoint of light to be seen through all the negative darkness.
It was over a year ago when word first broke that Leonardo DiCaprio would be portraying H.H. Holmes, the first real serial killer in America, in an adaptation of Erik Larson's nonfiction book The Devil in the White City, and now finally the project has a screenwriter after being picked up by Warner Bros.
If you missed out on Contagion when it was in theatres, here's your chance to right that wrong. It really doesn't get much more frightening and real than this, kids, and early next year the sickness spreads its way home.
Germs, super germs, and super duper germs will no doubt be the cause of the extinction of the human race, and while we all wait patiently for the end to come, enterprising filmmakers continue to mine the apocalypse genre for all that it's worth.
As a means to ensure that Akira isn't the only adaptation on its way to being excellent, Warner Brothers is bringing in some really big names to breathe life into the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, All You Need Is Kill.
More movement on the front of the next big screen Twilight Zone extravaganza ... a writer has been tapped to take us to a whole new dimension of sight, sound, and mind. Read on for the details.
Remember our last story when I said nothing stays quiet on the interwebs for long? Here's another fine example for you! The synopsis for Jaume Collet-Serra's big screen adaptation of Akira has leaked online (that sounds so ... nasty), and it bodes really well for fans because it's as faithful as can be.
More could-be casting news coming in for Warner Brothers' big screen adaptation of Akira... apparently Gary Oldman is now out of the picture, and an offer is out for another gristly tough guy to take on what would have been his role.
More possible Akira casting news coming in from the good folks over at The Hollywood Reporter... With Garret Hedlund playing Kaneda, the gang leader, and an offer out to Kristen Stewart to play Ky Reed, a woman who is part of an underground movement to expose the government for turning orphans into living weapons (she also may possess some abilities herself), the big question is who will play Tetsuo, the young man whose latent powers will release the powerful being known as Akira.
You can add another name to the list of those circling a role in Jaume Collet-Serra's upcoming live-action adaptation of Akira. Oh, Bella. My how you've grown! Read on for the details.