12
Aug
2015
'Lego Batman' Movie Finds Its Joker

Zach Galifianakis is in final negotiations to voice the villain in Lego Batman, Warner Bros.’ spinoff of The Lego Movie. Galifianakis will voice Batman’s classic archenemy, the Joker, joining Will Arnett, who is reprising the role of the Caped Crusader he originated in Lego Movie. Michael Cera recently came on board to voice…


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16
Jul
2015
Stephen King's 'It' Finds New Director

Andy Muschietti, the director behind the surprise horror hit Mama, is in negotiations to direct It, New Line’s adaptation of the Stephen King classic. Cary Fukunaga was on board to direct the two-part adaptation and helped develop the project for years before parting ways over…


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16
Jul
2015
Michael Cera to Voice Robin in 'Lego Batman'

Michael Cera has inked a deal to voice-star as Robin, Batman’s partner-in-crimefighting, in Lego Batman, Warner Bros.’ spinoff of The Lego Movie. The film reunites much of the behind-the-brick talent from Lego Movie and features Will Arnett returning as the voice of…


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29
May
2015
'Easy A' Director Will Gluck to Tackle Lottery Project for Disney

Will Gluck is coming aboard to direct Walt Disney Studios’ untitled lottery project. The Lego Movie’s Dan Lin is producing. The project centers on a consistently unlucky woman whose streak of bad continues when everyone in her small town wins a lottery except for her. But it turns out to be…


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26
May
2015
Robert Rodriguez Tackling 'Jonny Quest' for Warner Bros.

Jonny Quest is back on. Robert Rodriguez has come board the adventure project, which adapts classic Hanna-Barbera television cartoon and which had been dormant for the last several years. Moving the Warner Bros. adventure along is Terry Rossio, whose credits range from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies to…


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04
May
2015
Will Poulter to Play the Evil Clown in ‘It’ Remake

New Line and “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga have found their “It.” Sources tell Variety that Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers”) is in negotiations to play Pennywise, the evil monster who lured in children disguised as a clown, in the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s horror classic. Fukunaga will…


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27
Apr
2015
'Guest' Director Adam Wingard Signs On for 'Death Note'

Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing the horror feature.

Adam Wingard, the cult director behind indie genre gems The Guest and You’re Next, has signed on to direct Death Note, an adaptation of a horror manga being developed at Warner Bros.

Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing the project, which was previously adapted as movie in its home country of Japan, spawning…


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13
Apr
2015
Dan Lin Named To The 30 Most Powerful Film Producers in Hollywood List

Yes, the film world’s one-time cush deals can be seen these days only in the rearview mirror. But great content is still the secret sauce for the studios and their bottom-line corporate owners as the industry’s convulsions create a new class of players who can keep everything from a mega-franchise like ‘Transformers’ to an idiosyncratic Oscar winner (hello, ‘Birdman’!) on…


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04
Mar
2015
'We're the Millers' Director Tackling Adaptation of Sci-Fi Tabletop Game 'Dust'

Lionsgate has picked up the rights to Dust, a cult tabletop game and graphic novel in a package that sees Rawson Marshall Thurber attached to direct. Dan Lin, one of the producers behind the Lego movie franchise, is on board to produce. Dust is set in an alternate history steampunk-themed version of the 1940s where World War II never ended and the world is divided into three blocs: the Allies, comprised of the US, the Commonwealth, and the French colonies; the Axis, not led by Hitler, who was…


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03
Mar
2015
'Cinderella' Screening to Benefit 10-Year Old Miles Lin's I Dream of Fish

This Sunday, March 8, an advance screening of Disney’s live action imagination of the classic Cinderella will unspool at the historic Vista Theatre in Los Feliz. This isn’t a typical L.A. screening to give industryites an opportunity to brag about seeing a film first before the rest of the world. Instead, it’s a fundraiser that will benefit I Dream of Fish — the brainchild of a 10-year-old philanthropist intent on…


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25
Feb
2015
‘Lego Movie’ Producer Lin Pictures Hires DreamWorks Executive Jonathan Eirich

Lin Pictures has hired Jonathan Eirich as president of film production, a position that calls for him to oversee the company’s live-action feature slate, TheWrap has learned. Eirich, who most recently served as senior VP of production at DreamWorks, will report directly to Lin Pictures principal Dan Lin…


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