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Blumhouse Wolfman Movie Script Still In Development With Ryan Gosling

The script for Blumhouse Pictures remake of The Wolfman starring Ryan Gosling is still in development says producer Jason Blum. The Wolfman is one of the most iconic of the Universal Monsters, having first appeared in the 1941 film starring Lon Channey Jr. In 2010, a remake starring Benenco Tel Toro in the title role opened in theaters after a very troubled production to negative reviews and was a box-office bomb. After Universal attempted to relaunch their monster's property with the critical...
Tags: Entertainment, Walking Dead, Tech, Elizabeth Banks, Sony, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Jason Blum, Blum, Gosling, Robert Kirkman, James Wan, Josh Cooley, Blumhouse Pictures, Chloe Zhao, Benenco Tel Toro

Is A Bumblebee Sequel Ever Going To Happen? Here's What We Know

(Welcome to Will There Be a Sequel?, a series where we answer that question and explore what comes next.)"Bumblebee" hit theaters in December 2018 as the first live-action "Transformers" movie not directed by one Mr. Michael Bay. Instead, Travis Knight ("Kubo and the Two Strings") took the helm, which proved to be a good choice. While it wasn't quite the $1 billion hit that many of its predecessors were, the flick charmed critics and did solid business. Yet, three years after, we're left to wond...
Tags: Movies, Hasbro, Paramount, Optimus, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Bumblebee, Josh Cooley, SlashFilm, Michael Bay Instead Travis Knight Kubo

Upcoming Scarlett Johansson Movies to Keep on Your Radar

(Welcome to On Your Radar, a series where we take a look at what’s next for the biggest actors and filmmakers, and why you should be excited…or not.) All eyes are on Scarlett Johansson right now as she navigates a high-profile lawsuit against Disney over an alleged breach of contract regarding the release of Marvel Studios’ Black Widow. While we wait for the results of that legal battle, let’s look ahead and break down a few upcoming Scarlett Johansson movies that are on the way. Sing 2 I...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Movies, Bono, Disney, Luc Besson, Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios, Lucy, Besson, Valerian, Johansson, Josh Cooley, Sebastian Lelio, Lauren Schuker Blum, Fantastic Woman Disobedience Gloria Bell, Rebecca Angelo Tower

Updates From Obi-Wan Kenobi, Animated Transformers, and More

Mission: Impossible 7 shows off its cast while James Wan’s Malignant gets a new look. Titans’ Jason Todd fills us in on how that whole Red Hood thing is gonna go over. Plus updates from Star Trek: Lower Decks, Fena: Pirate Princess, and more. Spoilers right this way...Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Hugh Jackman, Nintendo, Darth Vader, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Joan, Transformers, Rob Zombie, Pat, Harley, Jake, Ewan, Courtney Cox, Obi Wan Kenobi

Nicholas Hoult to Star in Universal’s New Monster Film Renfield

According to Deadline, Mad Max: Fury Road star Nicholas Hoult has officially signed on for the leading role in one of Universal Pictures’ upcoming monster movies titled Renfield, based on a character created by Bram Stoker in his classic horror novel Dracula. The film will be directed by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War). Hoult is no stranger to the comedy-horror genre as he previously starred in 2013’s zombie movie Warm Bodies. His other notable film credits include the X-Men films, Jack the Giant...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Tom Waits, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Jack, Hulu, Chris Mckay, Mel Brooks, Bram Stoker, Universal Pictures, Elizabeth, Francis Ford Coppola, Nicholas Hoult

7 Disneyland rides made into movies, and 7 more possible projects

While many Disneyland attractions are based on films, a few have made the journey in the opposite direction — starting as theme park rides that became major motion pictures. The upcoming “Jungle Cruise” is the latest entry in Disney’s ever-growing catalog of attempts to turn theme park attractions into film franchises — with most of them until recently becoming fabulous flops rather than breakout hits. The new “Jungle Cruise” debuting Friday, July 30 will bring the classic 1955 Disneyland ride t...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Abc, China, Amy Schumer, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United Nations, Amy Poehler, Guillermo Del Toro, New Orleans

‘Tower of Terror’ Movie in the Works at Disney With Scarlett Johansson Set to Star

Disney has another ride they want to turn into a movie: Tower of Terror. The studio is reuniting with Scarlett Johansson, who will produce and star in a feature film inspired by the drop tower dark ride located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Tokyo DisneySea, and Walt Disney Studios Park (it used to be at Disney California Adventure, too, before being turned into a Guardians of the Galaxy ride). Collider has the scoop that Disney is making a Tower of Terror movie with Black Widow‘s Scarlett J...
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Robert Kirkman: Universal’s Renfield is an ‘Extremely Violent Comedy’

In a recent appearance on Kevin Smith’s Fat Man Beyond, Invincible creator Robert Kirkman has opened up about Universal Pictures’ upcoming Renfield movie, which is one of the many monster projects currently in development. Kirkman, who is serving as a producer on the project, has confirmed that Renfield is being developed as a comedy with a heavy dose of violence, which fans will find somewhat similar to his popular animated series on Amazon Prime. “We’re doing this cool movie for Universal tha...
Tags: Horror, Movies, Bram Stoker, Classic Monsters, Comedy, Dracula, Gareth Edwards, John David Washington, Movie News, Robert Kirkman, Universal Pictures

Dominique Fishback to Star in Paramount’s New Transformers Movie

According to Deadline, Judas and the Black Messiah breakout star Dominique Fishback has officially entered the final negotiations for the leading role in Paramount Pictures’ newest Transformers film, which will be directed by Steven Caple Jr. She, along with Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos, will be leading one of the newest installments to the blockbuster action franchise. It’s expected to debut in theaters on June 24, 2022. The outlet notes that before Paramount locked in on Fishback as the female...
Tags: Movies, Michael Bay, Sci-fi, Apple TV, Action, Netflix, Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx, Paramount Pictures, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Samuel L Jackson, Paramount, Hailee Steinfeld, Transformers, Hamilton, Fred Hampton

’22 vs. Earth’ Director Kevin Nolting Shares the Challenges of Making a ‘Soul’ Prequel [Interview]

What happened before Soul? Before Joe Gardner ended up in the Great Before? Even before Joe (Jamie Foxx) and 22 (Tina Fey) crossed paths, 22 had been around the block a couple times, unable to find her “spark” that would give her a pass to Earth. And by “around the block a few times,” we mean several millennia old — which makes 22 the perfect subject for a Pixar short film that allows longtime Pixar editor Kevin Nolting to make his directorial debut. After working on the edit for Soul, Nolting ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Earth, Features, Animation, Tina Fey, Pixar, Terry, Joe, Pete Docter, Nolting, Short Films, Disney/Pixar, Josh Cooley, KaOS

Renfield: Chris McKay in Talks to Direct Movie About Dracula’s Henchman

“Chris McKay”  by Gage Skidmore  is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Renfield: Chris McKay in talks to direct film about Dracula’s henchman Ahead of The Tomorrow War‘s premiere this coming July, it looks like director Chris McKay is setting up his next high-profile project with Universal Pictures. According to Deadline, McKay has entered negotiations to helm one of the studio’s upcoming monster movies, Renfield, which centers around Dracula’s infamous henchman. Should the deal push through, McKay ...
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Hamilton Alum Anthony Ramos in Talks to Lead New Transformers Movie!

Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos in talks to lead new Transformers movie Ahead of the long-delayed release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights film, it looks like Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos has found his next major project in the form of Paramount Pictures’ new Transformers film. Collider brings word that Ramos has already entered final negotiations for the lead role in director Steven Caple Jr.’s upcoming project. The 29-year-old actor is reportedly set to portray the role of a flawed and vu...
Tags: Movies, Anthony Ramos, Movie News, Paramount Pictures, Transformers

Paramount Taps Angel Manuel Soto to Helm New Transformers Movie

Paramount taps Angel Manuel Soto to helm new Transformers movie On the heels of landing the highly-coveted director’s chair of Warner Bros. and DC’s Blue Beetle feature project, Angel Manuel Soto is continuing to add new exciting projects to his dance card as Paramount has tapped him to helm a new Transformers film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: WB Taps Angel Manuel Soto to Helm DC’s Blue Beetle Film While plot details are currently unknown on the film, which is being penne...
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Universal Classic Monster Films to Stream Free for a Week on YouTube

Universal Classic Monster Films to Stream Free for a Week on YouTube According to NME, NBCUniversal has announced that seven of their classic monster films including 1931’s Dracula and 1931’s The Mummy will be streaming for free on the company’s YouTube channel Fear: The Home of Horror. Each movie will be available for viewing for a week, starting on Friday, January 15, 2021. In addition, during each film’s premiere week, the selected films will also be made available for digital purchase at...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Youtube, Streaming, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Moss, Universal Pictures, Frankenstein, Van Helsing, Dracula, Javier Bardem

Lord, Miller & Tatum Reunite for Universal’s Untitled Monster Project

Lord, Miller & Tatum reunite for Universal’s untitled monster project It’s been six years since we last saw Channing Tatum, Phil Lord and Chris Miller properly team up for both The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street and now the trio are reuniting for an untitled monster thriller at Universal Pictures, according to Deadline. RELATED: Lord, Miller, Morales & Fiallo Team for Miami-Set Comedy at Universal PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlon...
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‘Transformers’ Franchise Embarking on a New Course with ‘Creed II’ Director Steven Caple Jr.

At the beginning of the year, Paramount Pictures hired two different writers to pen two different Transformers scripts that would be developed concurrently. Joby Harold, who wrote King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, was one of the writers hired to pen a new installment of the franchise, and now that project is looking to bring in Creed II director Steven Caple Jr. The Hollywood Reporter has news on the next Transformers movie in the works at Paramount Pictures. Steven Caple Jr. only has two fea...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Michael Bay, Sci-fi, Sequels, Creed, Ryan Coogler, Paramount Pictures, Transformers, Toy, Harold, James Vanderbilt, Steven Caple, Action/Adventure, Steven Caple Jr, Caple Jr

CS Soapbox: Franchises That Need to End Following Fast & Furious

CS Soapbox: Franchises that need to end following Fast & Furious “Overstaying its welcome.” It’s a phrase I’ve often heard when discussing television but very rarely in the film world, despite a number of franchises running far past their expiration date, and with the recent confirmation that Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious mainline series would be coming to an end after two more films, I think it’s high time we look at some of the many movie series out there, be they our favorites or most...
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Michael Bay’s Songbird Casts KJ Apa & Sofia Carson

Michael Bay’s Songbird casts KJ Apa & Sofia Carson Just over a week after being hit with a “Do Not Work” order from SAG-AFTRA, the Michael Bay-produced pandemic thriller Songbird has begun building its cast with the additions of Riverdale star KJ Apa and Feel the Beat‘s Sofia Carson, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Michael Bay’s Songbird Hits SAG-AFTRA Snag PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB...
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Little Monsters: Josh Cooley to Direct Universal’s Newest Monster Project

Little Monsters: Josh Cooley to direct Universal’s newest monster project Universal Pictures continues to expand and invest in their classic monsters with The Hollywood Reporter bringing word that the studio is currently developing a new project titled Little Monsters which will reportedly be a more family-friendly take on the iconic horror characters. Long-time Pixar animator Josh Cooley, who is known for directing the Oscar-winning animated film Toy Story 4, has officially signed on to writ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Universal, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Pixar, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Moss, Universal Pictures, Javier Bardem, Karyn Kusama, Mandeville, Dexter Fletcher, David Koepp, ComingSoon

‘Little Monsters’, All-Ages Approach to Classic Universal Monsters, Coming From ‘Toy Story 4’ Director Josh Cooley

Universal continues to go all-in on ways to revive their classic Universal Monsters. The latest: Little Monsters, an all-ages approach to the monsters coming from Josh Cooley, director of Toy Story 4. Plot details are slim, but the project is described as “a live-action hybrid monster feature” that’s also “a love letter to classic Hollywood and the history of filmmaking with a story that takes a multi-generational approach to the monsters.” THR has the scoop on Little Monsters, a new family-...
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Michael Bay’s Songbird Hits SAG-AFTRA Snag

Michael Bay’s Songbird hits SAG-AFTRA snag Just over a month after the project was first announced, the Michael Bay-produced pandemic thriller Songbird won’t be soaring into production anytime soon as Variety has brought word that SAG-AFTRA has hit the film with a “Do Not Work” order. RELATED: Michael Bay to Produce Pandemic Thriller Songbird PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':...
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Michael Bay to Produce Pandemic Thriller Songbird

Michael Bay to produce pandemic thriller Songbird What’s better than living in a pandemic? Why, watching movies about pandemics, of course! At least, that’s what Michael Bay is hoping. According to Deadline, the Transformers director is set to team up with former Paramount production chief Adam Goodman to produce the low-budget pandemic thriller Songbird — and the film is expected to go behind the cameras within five weeks. RELATED: Yorgos Lanthimos Reuniting With The Favourite Scribe For Th...
Tags: Movies, Michael Bay, Thriller, Paramount, Goodman, Yorgos Lanthimos, ComingSoon, Movie News, Pandemic, Simon Boyes, Josh Cooley, Adam Goodman, Sony Bay, Eben Davidson

‘Toy Story 4’ Director Josh Cooley to Make His Live-Action Directorial Debut With ‘Malamander’

Toy Story 4 director and longtime Pixar artist Josh Cooley is making the leap to live-action. The director of the Oscar-winning Toy Story 4 is set to make his live-action directorial debut with Sony’s Malamander, an adaptation of the bestselling children’s adventure book by Thomas Taylor. Many an acclaimed animation director has successfully made the transition to live-action. Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley is aiming to be the latest one. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooley has sig...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Oscar, Adaptation, Sony, Hasbro, Pixar, John Lasseter, Cooley, Lee Unkrich, Travis Knight, Family Films, Josh Cooley, Thomas Taylor, Herbert Lemon, Violet Parma

Film News Roundup: IATSE Leaders Unanimously Endorse Joe Biden for President

In today’s film news roundup, IATSE backs Joe Biden, “Toy Story 4” director Josh Cooley is attached to Sony’s “Malamander,” electric car racing documentary “And We Go Green” is going to Hulu and the inaugural OUTstream Film Fest sets its lineup. BIDEN ENDORSEMENT The general executive board of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees […]
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Sony, Biden, Hulu, Donald Trump, Iatse, Josh Cooley, Malamander

Toy Story 4’s Josh Cooley Set To Write & Direct Malamander For Sony

Toy Story 4’s Josh Cooley set to write & direct Malamander for Sony Thomas Taylor’s fantasy novel Malamander has been a hit since its publishing last year and now Sony is getting to work on bringing it to life on the big screen with Toy Story 4 helmer Josh Cooley signing on to write and direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Rogen, Goldberg & Tolmach Developing Bubble Adaptation For Sony Written by Taylor and featuring artwork from Tom Booth, the novel is set in a seaside to...
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Hollywood Reporter Confirms Animated Transformers Film by Josh Cooley

If there was any doubt about the DEADLINE report last week for the new eONE / Paramount product Animated Transformers Film directed by Josh Cooley (Toy Story 4), Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the news reported previously on the film what is working off the script written by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, that may or may not be out in June 2022.
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Paramount Announces Date for New Live-Action Transformers Movie in 2022

DEADLINE has reported that "The Vanderbilt project" now has a release date of June 24, 2022. What is apparently a totally separate effort from the just-announced Josh Cooley, theatrical animation film project. Not much is said that we don't know already, but they do recap the Beast Wars spinoff and re-name names of original Maximal core team members Optimus Primal, Cheetor, and Rhinox.
Tags: Toys, Vanderbilt, Josh Cooley, Optimus Primal Cheetor

Paramount Announces Date for New Live-Action Transformers Movie in June 2022

DEADLINE has reported that "The Vanderbilt project" now has a release date of June 24, 2022. What is apparently a totally separate effort from the just-announced Josh Cooley, theatrical animation film project. Not much is said that we don't know already, but they do recap the Beast Wars spinoff and re-name names of original Maximal core team members Optimus Primal, Cheetor, and Rhinox.
Tags: Toys, Vanderbilt, Josh Cooley, Optimus Primal Cheetor

Animated ‘Transformers’ Prequel Rolling Out with ‘Toy Story 4’ Director Josh Cooley

Back when the Transformers franchise was still churning out sequels, a whole writers room was put together to figure out the future of the toy-based film series. And outside of the established timeline of live-action movies, we’ve been hearing about an animated Transformers prequel focusing on Cybertron and the origins of the war between the Autobots and Decepticons for some time now. First officially announced back in the fall of 2015, the project is finally moving forward with Toy Story 4 dir...
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Josh Cooley to Follow ‘Toy Story 4’ Oscar Win With Animated ‘Transformers’ Prequel

Josh Cooley received considerable praise for his work on "Toy Story 4" and is bringing his animation talents to a new "Transformers" film.
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