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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24
Feb
2015
'Lego Movie' Sequel Lands 'Community' Director

Everything is awesome for Rob Schrab, the TV director who has just signed on direct the sequel to The Lego Movie for Warner Bros. Dan Lin and Roy Lee are returning as producers and are joined by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the duo who…


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29
Jan
2015
Jay Roach to Direct Action Comedy 'Mad Dogs' for Warner Bros.

Dan Lin (‘The Lego Movie’) is on board to produce the adaptation of the novel from ‘Six Days of the Condor’ author James Grady. Warner Bros. has picked up Mad Dogs, an action-comedy package that adapts a novel from Six Days of the Condor author James Grady. Jay Roach is attached to direct the project while Wes Jones, a well-regarded screenwriter whose script College Republicans topped the 2010 Black List, will pen the…


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26
Jan
2015
The Lego Movie featured in The Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal recently wrote a feature about Lego called…


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24
Jan
2015
PGA Awards: 'Birdman' Wins Top Film Prize, 'Breaking Bad' Takes Drama Trophy & 'Orange Is The New Black' Nabs Comedy

Birdman took the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 26th annual PGA Awards tonight in Los Angeles. The win places the Alejandro G. Iñárritu-helmed pic squarely in the frontrunner category for the Best Picture Oscar. Since 1989, those theatrical films taking the Darryl F. Zanuck award for best producer have a…


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16
Jan
2015
‘Lego Movie’ Wins Critics’ Choice Award For Best Animated Film Following Oscar Nomination Snub

Take that Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences! Just hours after “The Lego Movie” was snubbed from the list of 2015 Oscar nominees, the Warner Bros. film walked away with the win for Best Animated Feature at the 20th annual show Thursday night. The film’s director and screenwriters, Chris Miller and Phil Lord, accepted the award onstage during the 2015 show alongside producer Dan Lin. “What a roller coaster of emotions today has been,” Miller said…


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