Underground is excited to announce that Gaumont has optioned the rights to tclient Neal Shusterman’s novels, titled The Star Shards Chronicles. Congrats to Neal! The books will be made into a high-concept animated series.
Weekly late-night has a new contender…Jim Jeffries! We are excited about this one.
Underground Films is thrilled to announce our upcoming project with client David Karlak, the brilliant director behind the sci-fi short Rise. The rights to Rise have been acquired by Filmula’s Johnny Lin and Brian Oliver, who will build a film franchise based on Rise with Underground Films and Vertigo Productions. Rise starred Anton Yelchin in a thrilling take on the ominous possibility of an AI insurgency against … Read More
Trevor Engelson brought in a special guest to the Entertainment Club at Verbum Dei High School this week. Ed Helms, star of The Hangover, The Office, came to hang out with the students and speak to them. It was an amazing experience for everyone involved.
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