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Feast's Patrick Osborne tapped to direct Paramount's Battling Boy adaptation

The Tracking Board is reporting that Patrick Osborne has been hired by Paramount to helm a big screen take on the Paul Pope graphic novel Battling Boy. While the adaptation will be Osborne's first feature film as a director, he was behind the camera for Disney's Oscar-winning animated short FEAST, and has worked on other movies, such as WRECK-IT RALPH, BIG HERO 6, and BOLT....

Sony and Paramount are also skipping 2015 San Diego Comic-Con

Earlier this month it was confirmed that Marvel Studios won't be at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, and Variety has learned Sony and Paramount are also skipping the Hall H presentations at this year's event. “It wasn’t a knock against Comic-Con, the film cycles just didn’t allow it," a spokesperson tells the site, and sources also say Sony and...

Adam McKay's The Big Short gathers its amazing cast and begins production

Paramount Pictures, New Regency, and Plan B Entertainment have announced that production is officially underway in New Orleans on THE BIG SHORT. The new drama from ANCHORMAN director Adam McKay counts Christian Bale , Ryan Gosling , Brad Pitt , Steve Carell , Melissa Leo , and Marisa Tomei amongst its star studded cast proving that McKay will certainly have a lot of talent...

Comic Con: Interviews with Project Almanac director and stars!

While on the press line that Paramount held on Thursday, we had the distinct pleasure of chatting with a couple of the stars of PROJECT ALMANAC, Sofia Black-DíElia and Jonny Weston, as well as the filmís director Dean Israelite. This sci-fi thriller screened last night but unfortunately I had to miss it. I do however look forward to getting a glimpse thanks to talking to this very cool...

Joe Dante's sci-fi flick Explorers to be remade

I recall nothing about 1985. I was only a year old. So I canít say that I ever caught Joe Dante ís EXPLORERS at the cinema around that time. However, I did see it when I got a little older. I always had a thing for Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix , both of which show up in the sci-fi adventure film. Paramount has decided to remake Danteís fun alien flick with producers Josh...

C'mon, Hollywood: Here's what Disney should do with Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones is easily one of the most iconic and badass characters to have ever graced the silver screen. Some people had the original STAR WARS trilogy mold their childhood, but mine was always set with the Indiana Jones films. Unfortunately in 2008, a lot of the magic was ruined with INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL and to keep from experiencing all out...

Jerry Bruckheimer discusses his new deal with Paramount, Top Gun 2, Beverly Hills Cop, and more

After the poor performance and critical drubbing of THE LONE RANGER, super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and long-time studio partner Disney parted ways. It was a big question where Bruckheimer would end up and now we know he will work with Paramount on future projects. Bruckheimer will begin a three year first look deal beginning in April 2014. While Bruckheimer will keep upcoming sequels...

Paramount's Friday the 13th reboot to hit theaters in 2015

No, that's not a typo in the headline: a new Jason movie is in the works, and it will be a reboot. Paramount picked up the rights to the horror franchise from Warner Bros. in June in exchange for the rights to co-produce Christopher Nolan 's highly anticipated INTERSTELLAR, and the studio has announced that the thirteenth film in the series will land in theaters on March...

Michael Bay to produce and possibly direct WWII thriller Sabotage for Paramount

Seems like Michael Bay hasn't lost any steam after spending the last 7 or so years working on TRANSFORMERS and is ready to tackle something besides autonomous robotic organisms. With the recent success of his "small" film, PAIN AND GAIN, Bay may well be reinvigorated as he's discussed tackling a self-financed horror film and is now onboard to produce and...

Peter Dinklage gets his first starring role in a comedy from Bad Words writer Andrew Dodge

It would be easy to fill this article with love for Peter Dinklage . The guy knows how to drop a line, and is one of the coolest actors on the planet. So it is with much happiness that I bring you the news that Dinklage has scored a leading role in an upcoming comedy for Paramount. BAD WORDS scribe Andrew Dodge has written an R-rated comedy that is said to be full on R but...

Brett Ratner's Hercules adds Headhunter's star Aksel Hennie

While we've known for awhile that Dwayne " The Rock " Johnson was set to star as the Greek hero in the HERCULES movie from Brett Ratner , there hasn't been any other casting news until now. The Hollywood Reporter has news that Aksel Hennie (from the Norwegian thriller HEADHUNTERS) has singed on to play Tydeus, "a warrior devoted to Hercules who wields twin axes and is such a...

French thriller Syndrome E. to be adapted by Black Swan scribe Mark Heyman

Deadline has an exclusive that Mark Heyman will be adapting the book Syndrome E. for Paramount and Indian Paintbrush. The novel was originally published in France (it hit stateside this past summer) and is the first in a series by author Franck Thilliez. Described as a thriller, SYNDROME E. is about, "a beleaguered detective named Lucie Hennebelle, who discovers that her friend...
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