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MGM And WB to reboot Stargate

29 May 2014


One of my favorite shows of all time and one of MGM's biggest hits will be reborn in a trilogy. MGM with WB have announced today (read the press release below) that they will be collaborating on making this a reality.

MGM Press Release News Article

Los Angeles, CA (May 29, 2014) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, together with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, are partnering to launch a new feature film trilogy that reimagines the 1994 film Stargate. The announcement was made today by Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and CEO. Emmerich, who directed and co-wrote the original film with Devlin, is confirmed to direct and Devlin will produce.

Barber said, “We couldn’t be more excited to once again partner with Roland and Dean, the world-class creators of the original Stargate, to bring their reinvigorated vision of this wildly popular property to audiences of multiple generations.” He added, “Stargate is one of the biggest titles in MGM's vast library, and we look forward to adding this great franchise to our slate."
“The Stargate universe is one that we missed terribly, and we cannot wait to get going on imagining new adventures and situations for the trilogy. This story is very close to our hearts, and getting the chance to revisit this world is in many ways like a long lost child that has found its way back home,” said Emmerich and Devlin.
MGM will be running production on Stargate, with Jonathan Glickman, President, Motion Picture Group overseeing the project on behalf of MGM and Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, overseeing for Warner Bros. Pictures. Worldwide distribution will be handled by Warner Bros. Pictures, with select international territories to be handled by MGM.
Glickman said, “For us at MGM, there was no version of us further developing the Stargate franchise without Roland and Dean at the creative helm. This is their baby, and we cannot wait to bring their reenergized universe to the legions of fans around the world."

Silverman said, “Stargate created an expansive cinematic universe that has engaged fans for two decades.” He added, “Under the guidance of Roland and Dean, these new films will build upon the creativity and popularity of the first film, while delivering an original film-going experience for fans and those new to the franchise.”
The sci-fi film Stargate launched a worldwide phenomenon. At the time of its release, the film set the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend in October and went on to gross nearly $200 million worldwide at the box office.
Emmerich is currently shooting Stonewall, a drama about a young man’s political awakening amid the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, which sparked a fight for equality and paved the way for the modern gay rights movement. He is also in pre-production on ID Forever Part I and Part II, back-to-back sequels to his hit film, Independence Day.

Devlin is currently in pre-production on Geostorm, his feature directorial debut, which he co-wrote with Paul Guyot and is producing for Warner Bros. with Skydance Pictures’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.


Kings epic novel The Stand will become a feature film

06 Feb 2011

I don't know. Unless its a trilogy I can not see this working. I remember reading the Stand when I was a teenager and thinking holy crap this is a large book. Not only was it large it had so many characters and so much going on that I can not possibly fantom how in the world they would cram it in a 2 hour or so movie. Even with a huge budget. If you think about it the mini series that so many remembered falls short of the novel in some areas.


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Godzilla lands Gareth Edwards as director

07 Jan 2011

Source Hollywood Reporter

The Legendary Pictures Godzilla film is now in full motion with the announcement of Gareth Edwards as the man who will direct this project. Great Choice in my opinion. Monsters was an amazing indie film that was made with little to nothing funds. Matter of fact it was done with a micro budget of 15,ooo and was about alien life forms that spread throughout central America leading to the quarantine of half of Mexico. The U.S. and Mexican militaries are battling to contain the creatures, with a wall stretching along the American border. The story follows Andrew, an American photojournalist helping his wealthy employer's daughter, Samantha, get back to America. Their journey takes them across Central America and eventually into the 'infected zone'

Edwards’ Monsters work has won the filmmaker three British Independent Film Awards, including nods for best director, best achievement in production and best technical achievement. It also landed him work with Timur Bekmambetov on an epic sci-fi project that he is writing as a directing vehicle

Godzilla will be done by Legendary Pictures and Co Produced by Warner Brothers and will be released sometime in 2012.

Related article Godzilla is returning to America


Warner Brothers buys the rights to Ready Player One

24 Jun 2010

Ernest Cline's ( I like his website with the old Atari game cartridges) Ready  Player One ( this part of the site is coming soon but best to bookmark it now if interested) has been snatched up by Warner Brothers as the Variety article below ( partial as usual) explains. So waht is ready Play One about you may ask for those fans of Cline's you know something about it. For us that saw it on the web and had to go searching here is the novel info that I found so far from Aint it Cool News.

READY PLAYER ONE - In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first. Think Willy Wonka, The Matrix, and Avatar all rolled into one.

Well that is as much as I could find out. If any one stumbles her and would like to share more on it please feel free to share.

WB Readies Sci Fi Player

Source Variety

Warner Bros. has bought "Ready Player One," snapping up feature rights to the debut sci-fi novel by screenwriter Ernie Cline ("Fanboys") for high six figures.

The studio has attached Donald De Line to produce with Cline's manager Dan Farah. Sale of the property to Warner closed late Friday after it topped bids from Paramount, a day after Random House won the book publishing rights for North America.

Warner Bros. has bought "Ready Player One," snapping up feature rights to the debut sci-fi novel by screenwriter Ernie Cline ("Fanboys") for high six figures.The studio has attached Donald De Line to produce with Cline's manager Dan Farah. Sale of the property to Warner closed late Friday after it topped bids from Paramount, a day after Random House won the book publishing rights for North America.

Read more at Variety


Doug Liman may direct WB’s “All You Need Is Kill”

16 Jun 2010

Hollywood Reporter has reported that there may be a film version of the graphic novel All You Need Is Kill written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka with illustrations by Yoshitoshi ABe which is published in Japanese by Shueishaunder their Super Dash Bunko imprint and in English by Viz Media under their 'Haikasoru' imprint.

Director Doug Liman ponders sci-fi war saga

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Doug Liman will begin talks later this week to direct the sci-fi action tale "All You Need Is Kill."


The Warner Bros. project, based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's graphic novel, follows a new recruit in a war against aliens. He finds himself caught in a time loop where he wakes up one day in the past after having been killed on the battlefield. Through the training and battles he experiences in these time loops, he becomes a better soldier.

Read the rest of the story at Reuters


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