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Masters of the Universe: Revelation Review 'GREAT return to ETERNIA! Great animation, exhilarating action, jaw dropping moments'

Matt Reeves Enters The Twilight Zone

Let Me In and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has been chosen by Warner Bros to direct The Twilight Zone , the Jason Rothenberg-scripted thriller based on the classic Rod Serling TV series. Negotiations will get underway early next week, but this is an assignment that was coveted by a number of top directors. The Twilight Zone is being produced by Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, and Michael Ireland. Warner Bros’ Matt Cherniss is the exec. Though the last Twilight Zone film was an anthology with different directors, this one is a big science fiction action movie with a single freestanding story that is linked to the original series mainly in that it shares that familiarly eerie feel. The hope is to sign to sign Reeves quickly, continue to work on the script and get the picture into production by next summer. Reeves is aligned with several major projects that will keep him busy for some time. He recently signed on to develop to direct This

Akira Film Hires Harry Potter Scribe

Anyone with reservations about The Hughes Brothers ' upcoming Akira might take some comfort from the fact that great efforts are being made to crack the script before the project goes before the cameras. Following drafts by Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man), Gary Whitta (The Walking Dead, The Book of Eli) and Albert Torres (Henry Poole is Here), the latest writer to dive into Katsuhiro Otomo's colossal manga is Steve Kloves. Kloves previously adapted Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys and is one of two credited screenwriters on something called The Amazing Spider-Man , but he's probably best known for having beaten every single Harry Potter novel (apart from The Order of the Phoenix) into movie shape. While mention of Harry Potter and Akira in the same sentence might initially cause a sharp intake of breath, Kloves' presence here makes a lot of sense: he's a writer known to Akira studio Warner Bros to be able to carve strong screenplays o

Akira Movie To Be PG-13

Akira Movie To Be PG-13 We brought you the news back in February that The Hughes Bros. who brought us Menace II Society and Book Of Eli , were attached to direct WB’s live action Akira movie. The project is still produced by Leonardo DiCaprio ’s company, Appian Way, along with Andrew Lazar but it doesn’t say if Leo will play the character Kaneda. First off, as far as who among the brothers will get to direct the project, Collider chatted with producer Andrew Lazar who revealed that only Albert will be tackling the job. He’s currently conceptualizing the movie with a group of visual artists and they’ve also hired a screenwriter, Albert Torres (Henry Poole Is Here) Via Filmschoolrejects , Next stop, those of you who may be fans of AKIRA might think it deserves an R-rated treatment but WB, the studio behind The Dark Knight, thinks PG-13 would suffice. Albert recently talked on The Kevin and Josh Movie Show on 106.7 HD2 (CBS RADIO – Washington D.C.) and confirmed studio’s

Catherine Hardwicke Confirmed For Little Red Riding Hood Film

Catherine Hardwicke Confirmed For Little Red Riding Hood Film It has been confirmed that Catherine Hardwicke will be directing the upcoming Red Riding Hood film. In 2008, she directed the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling book, Twilight. The film was the first in a planned series produced by Summit Entertainment based on Meyer's four-book series. Production Weekly  is reporting that: Catherine Hardwicke's adaptation of the classic fairy Red Riding Hood has opened offices at Vancouver Film Studios, for an early July shoot. The best-known version of the story—in which a wolf disguises himself to fool a girl delivering food to her sick grandmother in the forest—was published in the 19th century by the Brothers Grimm. Earlier oral versions of the tale, which date back to the Middle Ages, are far darker and sometimes involve a werewolf rather than a wolf; the first published version, by Charles Perrault, concludes with Red Riding Hood eaten by the wolf, with

Amanda Seyfried Confirmed For Red Riding Hood

Amanda Seyfried Confirmed For Red Riding Hood We reported back in August Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way banner is developing a Gothic re imagining of Little Red Riding Hood with screenwriter David Leslie Johnson. Big Love star Amanda Seyfried to take on the lead character of Red Riding Hood. During the Red Carpet at last nights Oscar Awards she let E! know that she is confirmed for the role of Red Riding Hood. It's amazing. It's gothic. It's dark. It's beautiful. You get to play someone that's unlike you...It's a period piece and it's going to be amazing. The best-known version of the story—in which a wolf disguises himself to fool a girl delivering food to her sick grandmother in the forest—was published in the 19th century by the Brothers Grimm. Earlier oral versions of the tale, which date back to the Middle Ages, are far darker and sometimes involve a werewolf rather than a wolf; the first published version, by Charles Perrault, co

Akira Remake To Be Directed By The Hughes Brothers

Akira Remake To Be Directed By The Hughes Brothers Looks like Warner Bros. is going to give the go ahead on the long awaited Akira film. After the job that the Hughes Brothers did on The Book Of Eli looks like Warner Bros. has found its team for this upcoming film. They are going to be making two films due to the length on the six-volume manga that the film will be based on. The script will come from Iron Man scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. (Akira is being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's company, Appian Way, along with Andrew Lazar, who’s also currently producing an adaptation of DC Comics’ Jonah Hex for Warners.) Even if you had read all of Katsuhiro Otomo’s epic 1982 manga and/or seen his own 1988 anime adaptation, summarizing the plot to Akira would still prove a bit of a challenge. As near as we can figure, Akira is about the leader of a biker gang who tries to save his kidnapped pal from a powerful supernatural experiment. (It might also be a psycho-philosophical exp