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Sony is looking for Michael Bay to spearhead a film based on El Chapo

* Inhales deeply * Ha ha ha ha ha! You’ll have to pardon me as I wipe a few tears from my eyes in my attempt to bring you the news that Sony Pictures is looking to court Michael Bay as the producer and possible director of their planned film based on the notorious criminal Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. Earlier this afternoon, Sony Pictures...
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Sony acquires worldwide rights to Tom Hanks' Greyhound, a WWII drama

Movie rights can sometimes be a tricky aspect of the business. Every studio wants that high-profile box-office dollar, and every now and again, will swoop in under the raider to get a piece of the action. Today, it's been reported that Sony Pictures is grabbing an ambitious film project off the Berlin marketplace by acquiring the worldwide rights to GREYHOUND, a World War II drama...
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Will Ferrell to star in true tale North Pole expedition comedy

Deadline is reporting that Will Ferrell will produce and star in a comedy based on Guy Lawson's The New York Times Magazine article "Ice Pack: An Insurance Salesman and a Doctor Walk Into a Bar, and End Up at the North Pole.” If the name sounds familiar, it's probably because director Todd Phillips ' new film WAR DOGS starring Jonah Hill and Miles...
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21 Jump Street/Men In Black crossover is coming together at Sony... for real

Back during the time of the Sony hack, which now feels like it happened forever ago, one of the projects that emerged that the studio was considering and looking into possibly developing was a crossover of both the 21 JUMP STREET and MEN IN BLACK franchises. Of course, many read such a ridiculous notion and cast it aside as further proof of a studio in serious creative control willing to...
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Sony insists on doing a Venom franchise once again, now without Spider-Man

Just when you thought Sony Pictures was starting to figure things out with the one comic book/superhero franchise they have under their control, they go right back to insisting they're going to do something with Venom and totally make you question everything that's going on. Following their arrangement with Marvel Studios that is set to effectively reboot Spider-Man on the...
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Sonic The Hedgehog racing toward a live-action/hybrid movie at Sony

Sonic The Hedgehog is finally being brought up to speed with the other popular comic book properties that have been given a shot at being adapted for big-screen adventure. That's right... Sonic The Hedgehog is being primed for his very own movie. Speaking to The Worldfolio, SEGA CEO Hajime Satomi dropped the information bomb that such a project is in the works at Sony Pictures for...
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That animated Spider-Man flick hits a snag, delayed until December 2018

If you were really eager to catch that animated Spider-Man flick Phil Lord and Chris Miller are cooking up for Sony, you're going to have to wait a little longer to see it. Word is making the round that the film is being delayed a few months, pushed back on the calendar from its initial July 20, 2018 release date to its new spot on December 21, 2018 , the perfect time to...
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Robot Chicken writers working on Rabbids movie for Sony and Ubisoft

Get ready, gamers... The ROBOT CHICKEN squad is getting a shot at making a quality video game movie for you, and it would seem to be right in their wheel house given the source material. Matthew Senreich, Tom Sheppard and Zeb Wells - writers for ROBOT CHICKEN - have been tasked with penning the screenplay for a RABBIDS movie that would work as a live-action/stop-motion animation...
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Chloe Moretz joins the YA craze in The 5th Wave trailer

You're going to earn your money in trying to make it through the new international trailer for THE 5TH WAVE, Sony's latest attempt to capitalize on the YA craze that's produced such hits as THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT and such misses as BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. Oh, it's not because the film looks bad. It looks... okay, average, about what you'd expect from a...
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Sony acquires rights to live-action Robotech movie from Warner Bros.

Last month we learned 300 and G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA scribe Michael Gordon had been hired to write the script for Warner Bros.' live-action ROBOTECH movie, but now Variety is reporting Sony Pictures has picked up the film rights to the animated series. Gordon will still pen the script for the adaptation, and Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are also...
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Ron Howard's Inferno starring Tom Hanks pushed to October 2016

It didn't take long for Sony Pictures to look at the calendar and remember that STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is basically going to rule all of December 2015. They have now decided to move the release of the Dan Brown adaptation INFERNO from December 18, 2015 to almost a year later on October 14, 2016 . The film has Ron Howard returning to direct Tom Hanks who is reprising his...
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Nicolas Winding Refn In Talks To Direct Haunted Hotel Movie The Bringing

It wouldn't be a stretch for director Nicolas Winding Refn to tackle the horror genre based on his already twisted filmography; and that’s exactly what he’s going to do. He is in early talks to helm THE BRINGING , a haunted hotel movie that was inspired by the strange death of a woman at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles who was found in the water tanks. This one pretty...
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