The trailer has been released for “The Lego Ninjago,” an original feature film written by Kevin and Dan Hageman. Both brothers are represented by Underground Films. “The Lego Ninjago” is in theatres on September 22, 2017.
‘Heathers’ Anthology Based On Movie Picked Up To Series By TV Land – TCA TV Land is entering the hourlong series arena with Heathers. The network has picked up the pilot, based on the 1988 cult classic film, to series with a 10-episode order for premiere in the fall. Heathers, TV Land’s first hourlong series, is a pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, … Read More
‘Snowfall’: How One Year During The 1980s Changed A Los Angeles Neighborhood – TCA “A lot of people who lived during that time have deja vu,” EP John Singleton said at TCA today about his upcoming FX drama Snowfall, which follows the rise of the cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the early 1980s. “For people who weren’t even born, they’ll totally watch with clean eyes. It won’t be … Read More
Amblin Conjures Deal For ‘Unexplained Phenomenon’ EXCLUSIVE: Amblin Partners has preemptively acquired Unexplained Phenomenon, a pitch from writing team Jason Pagan & Andrew Deutschman. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman’s The Picture Company will produce. They are keeping the plot under wraps, but the hope is for multiple movies based on true supernatural phenomena, in ways that fits into Spielberg/Amblin pics like Close Encounters and E.T. The title refers to the FBI … Read More
A partnership between Underground and Verbum Dei High School, an all male career prep school in South Central L.A., is helping to prepare a fresh wave of students to be filmmakers. Through the program, students have previously met with director J.J. Abrams, Warner Bros.’ exec Greg Silverman and star Will Smith. The program is a passion project for Underground Films … Read More
DMG Entertainment has nabbed film and licensing rights to “Cosmere,” Brandon Sanderson’s interconnected series of acclaimed fantasy novels. The entertainment and media company has committed to spending $270 million, which will cover half of the money needed to back the first three movies made from Sanderson’s canon. That makes it one of the largest literary deals of the year. DMG … Read More
Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to acquire an untitled pitch with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes banner producing and “Saw IV” scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan writing. Michael Chaves, who wrote and directed the short “The Maiden,” is attached to direct. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources describe it as a supernatural horror-thriller that takes place on … Read More
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Brett Dalton and Scream Queens’ Diego Boneta are taking a ride with director/writer David Frigerio’s A Bend in the Road which is set to go before the cameras next year. The mystery thriller centers around step-sisters who are at odds with each other after the sudden, tragic death of their respective parents. With a $100M in inheritance at stake, one of the … Read More