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Postby Henry88 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:31 pm

The year 2011 just ended so all the studios are bragging about their performance during the past year. Paramount struck first by calling attention to their record-breaking $5.17 Billion worldwide box office take. It was enough billions to put Paramount in number one place among all the studios for 2011.

Comic book movies played a big role in getting Paramount to the top. Paramount was the distribution partner for Marvel Studios on Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. While technically not a comic book movie but rather a toy based movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon crossed over a billion dollars by itself in worldwide gross for Paramount. Ironically, Warner Bros. might have even played a role in helping Paramount to the top, as the Dark Knight Rises prologue helped Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol to get out of the gates with a strong showing.

While finishing in second place with $4.7 billion, Warner Bros. was quick to point out that they are the only studio in history to surpass the $4 billion benchmark for three consecutive years. Warner Bros. also had the top-grossing film of 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. At the domestic box office, Warner Bros. is the only studio to surpass the billion dollar mark for eleven years in a row.

The Hobbit Movie PosterIn addition to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Warner Bros. also credited The Hangover Part II ($586 million), Horrible Bosses ($215 million), Final Destination 5 ($164 million), Crazy, Stupid, Love. ($148 million), and Contagion ($141 million), and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($286 million worldwide to date). Unsurprisingly, Warner Bros. did not list Green Lantern, which brought in around $220 million worldwide, but was considered a box office disappointment.

The big news for Warner Bros. is looking ahead to 2012. The Dark Knight Rises will almost surely cross a billion in worldwide box office, while The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey likely will as well. In addition to having two almost guaranteed billion dollar worldwide box office winners, Warner Bros also has Wrath of the Titans, Dark Shadows, Rock of Ages, Argo, The Gangster Squad, and The Great Gatsby. Those six films combined could have a shot at doing $3 billion to $3.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Warner Bros. has virtually a lock on another $4 billion year in 2012, and more than likely they will exceed $5 billion with $6 billion possible being in reach.


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Postby mr.negativity » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:06 pm

Kirk Wong Returns To Features With China-U.S. Martial Arts Mutant Thriller ‘Six’


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Postby Henry88 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:06 pm


From Universal and Media Rights Capital, Ted has now earned $203.4 million in North America and will soon eclipse Wedding Crashers ($209.3 million) to become the No. 4 R-rated comedy of all time behind The Hangover ($277.3 million), The Hangover Part II ($254.8 million) and Beverly Hills Cop ($234.5 million).

Ted -- starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, along with the MacFarlance-voiced teddy bear -- is rolling out slowly overseas. After enjoying big business, the comedy opened in another of other markets over the weekend for an early international total of $77.3 million.

The pic's worldwide gross of $280.7 million lands it on the top ten list of R-rated comedies globally.

The pic's international weekend gross was $32 million from 20 markets, including first-place finishes in the U.K., Germany, Russia, Austria Switzerland and Ukraine.

Ted grossed $15.3 million from 508 screens in the U.K., the third-best showing ever for a Universal film behind the Bridge Jones sequel and King Kong. Germany turned in $7.4 million, the best debut of the year for a Universal title.

The film will roll out in an additional 38 territories over the next few months.


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Postby mr.negativity » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:49 am

From Deadline:
SHOCKER! FOX SHAKEUP: Tom Rothman Exiting 20th Film Group; Jim Gianopulos Becomes Sole Chairman/CEO; 20th TV’s Dana Walden & Gary Newman Now Report To News Corp #2 Chase Carey


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Why Tom Rothman Is Leaving 20th Century Fox (Analysis)
UPDATED: A soft summer at the box office, a power shift at News Corp. and a perceived flirtation with Universal lead to the end of an 18-year run at Fox.
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Postby mr.negativity » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:20 am

James Cameron's 'Jurassic Park': Five Ways It Would've Been Different
Terri Schwartz wrote:Had things gone a little differently in life, James Cameron could have directed "Jurassic Park" instead of Steven Spielberg.

The "Avatar" director let that bomb drop during a conversation with Huffington Post at an event at the recently-opened Titanic Museum in Belfast. Apparently Spielberg had purchased the rights to "Jurassic Park" only hours before Cameron tried to, meaning he had the daunting task of bringing Michael Crichton's novel to the big screen.

The rest, as they say, is history, but we couldn't resist listing off some of the ways Cameron's take on the story would have made the movie very, very different.

It Would Have Been A Monster Movie
Had Cameron nabbed the rights to "Jurassic Park" before Spielberg, he planned to approach the project a bit differently. In fact, his adaptation would have been "'Aliens' with dinosaurs" and, as he noted, "that wouldn't have been fair." "Dinosaurs are for 8-year-olds. We can all enjoy it, too, but kids get dinosaurs and they should not have been excluded for that," Cameron said.

Those Kids Probably Would Have Died
Cameron made it very clear in his HuffPo interview that he would not have made a movie for kids, which means the two grandchildren of John Hammond (the creator of Jurassic Park) probably wouldn't have gotten as much time in the spotlight. Even if they had a role in the movie, our guess is that one of them would have eaten it -- or been eaten.

It Would Have Been More Violent
In Cameron's own words, he would have "gone further, nastier, much nastier" with "Jurassic Park." Know what that means? More violence and gore. We thought some parts of Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" were pretty rough anyways, so we can only imagine how much farther Cameron would have liked to go. A man getting bit in half by a Tyrannosaurus rex while going to the bathroom is pretty brutal as is. In all likelihood, Cameron would have stuck closer to some of the more violent parts of Crichton's novel.

It Wouldn't Have Had John Williams
When we think "Jurassic Park," we think John Williams' score. The beloved composer already had a great working relationship with Spielberg by the time he made "Jurassic Park," having already scored "Jaws," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Last Crusade" and "Hook." Had Cameron sat in the director's chair, there's a small likelihood Williams would have been tasked with bringing "Jurassic Park's" triumphant theme into existence, and that would have been a real shame.

It Would Have Starred Arnold Schwarzenegger
Okay, we pulled that out of nowhere. But considering the success they had just had from "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," why wouldn't Cameron think about reteaming with Arnold Schwarzenegger? Even if Cameron didn't cast the Governator has his lead, he could have considered having him stand in for the T. rex.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:51 am

While I have some slight problems with the Spielberg adaptation, this Cameron version sounds like nothing I would want to see.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:46 am

The Spielberg version has its fair share of time and space inconsistencies and moments of "drama over reality" stuff, but it's truly magical and I would never have wanted to see Jurassic Park as a monster movie without John Williams where the kids die...
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Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:13 am

Kinda sucks...I mean, I don't have any interest in seeing a cash-in on the name Twilight Zone, but I for sure would be all for a horror anthology film directed by Reeves...
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Postby mr.negativity » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:50 am

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[url=http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/09/26/here-comes-safari-and-its-jurassic-park-meets-avatar/]Here Comes Safari And It’s “Jurassic Park Meets Avatarâ€
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:26 am

Vaguely interesting.
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Waterproof

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:12 am

From Variety Aug. 12, 2009:
'Waterproof' gets rewrite - Weekes time at Legendary
Marc Graser wrote:Legendary Pictures has tapped Christopher Weekes to rewrite "Waterproof," the family actioner that "Enchanted" helmer Kevin Lima will direct.

Project revolves around a man who unwittingly unleashes a cadre of mythological creatures upon his town.

Legendary initially picked up "Waterproof" as a pitch from Gregg Chabot and Kevin Peterka, who took the first stab at penning the script.

Weekes first attracted attention around town for his script "The Muppet Man," a fictional account of the final days of Jim Henson.

"Waterproof" is expected to be Lima's next directing effort.

Lima will produce the pic with Chris Chase, as well as Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger.

Legendary recently attached Sam Raimi to helm "Warcraft," based on the "World of Warcraft" videogame franchise, and is currently in production on the reboot of "Clash of the Titans," "Sucker Punch" and "Jonah Hex" at Warner Bros. Shingle's "Where the Wild Things Are" goes out Oct. 16 and "Ninja Assassin" bows Nov. 25, also through WB.


From Deadline:
Legendary Pictures Fantasy ‘Waterproof’ Getting Rewrite From Melton & Dunstan
MIKE FLEMING wrote:Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, have been hired by Legendary Pictures to rewrite the supernatural thriller Waterproof. It’s their second recent rewrite job for Legendary, after they came in to do work on the Guillermo del Toro-directed Pacific Rim.

In Waterproof, a teen boy accidentally unleashes monsters on his small town after finding an order form in an old comic book.

The scribes, who are currently writing Rise for Warner Bros and God Of War for Universal, are best known for writing Saw 4, 5, 6 and 7. Dunstan just directed their script The Collection, a film that puts them back in the fright game. It just had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin. The scribes are repped by WME and Underground
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:07 am

seriously some of the best movie monsters ever.
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Postby MouthForWar » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:21 am

I seriously doubt a movie THAT niche that would cost THAT much will ever be produced (a lot like David Goyer's proposed Supermax project from a couple years back)
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Postby klen7 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:35 am

Interesting tidbits in there... i was wondering what happened with the Powers pilot... didn't know that it failed and a second attempt was made.. which also failed.... i think that is a series that would work on Television.. I think Locke & Key might work better as a series of movies than a TV series.. unless they do short seasons (like 6 episodes per arc)... Anyone familiar with Revival?
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Postby mr.negativity » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:39 pm

From THR 3/9/2012:
Disney Developing Sci-Fi Space Adventure 'Paladin' (Heat Vision Exclusive)
Borys Kit wrote:The studio behind 'John Carter' has set Max Borenstein to write the space-set sci-fi adventure.

The studio behind John Carter is heading back to outer space.

Disney has set Max Borenstein, the scribe behind Legendary Pictures’ in-development fantasy The Seventh Son, to write a space-set sci-fi adventure called Paladin.

Secret Machine's Justin Springer is producing the project, which he and Borenstein recently set up.

Despite what is shaping up as a disappointing opening weekend for John Carter, Disney is not shying away from epic or genre material. Paladin’s logline is being kept under the radar, but it is described as a big sci-fi adventure movie. And while much of Disney's development slate is filled with adaptations of existing material — like its Angelina Jolie project Maleficent, based on Sleeping Beauty — this is an original story.

Borenstein is an up-and-coming scribe whose first movie credit could be Seventh Son, the adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s book The Spook’s Apprentice. The movie is preproduction with a cast that includes Jeff Bridges and Kit Harington.

Borenstein, repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and Abrams Garfinkel, also worked on Warners’ remake of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Godzilla, the latter of which is being developed by Legendary.
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Brad Bird's 1952 - TESLA

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:40 pm

From THR:
George Clooney in Talks to Star in Disney's Top-Secret Sci-Fi Movie
Borys Kit wrote:Damon Lindelof wrote the script and is producing the film, which has the working title of 'Tesla.'
George Clooney could be headed to Disney for the first time in his movie career.

The actor is in negotiations to star in the studio’s ultra-secret sci-fi project written by Damon Lindelof and directed by Brad Bird, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The project was originally working under the temporary title 1952 but in recent weeks has switched to being called Tesla. Both are understood to be fake names, much like Blue Harvest was the code name for Star Wars.

The plot is being kept under wraps, although it has been described as being in the vein of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Steven Spielberg’s 1970s movie about a man searching for extra-terrestrial life on Earth.

The project is one of a handful of live action efforts that the studio’s movie division hopes to ramp up next year in what may be its most active periods in years.



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Brad Bird To Helm Damon Lindelof’s Secrecy-Shrouded Script ’1952′ For Disney
MIKE FLEMING wrote:EXCLUSIVE: Brad Bird has been set to direct 1952, a script that Disney paid former Lost producer Damon Lindelof last year to write. The film, which Lindelof is writing with Jeff Jensen, is a closely guarded secret at Disney, but it’s a big-scale tentpole film. I’m not sure if it’s a reference to the year, or a Lost reference. But it has multi-platform aspirations, and the studio hopes it will be the next film directed by Bird, who made the leap from animation to live action feature directing with the blockbuster Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. The intention is to get the film into production next year, after a long prep, with Lindelof producing. Bird has been developing his own projects, including 1906.

The Lindelof deal was made last June and came out of a series of meetings that Lindelof had with Disney’s production president Sean Bailey and senior exec Brigham Taylor, and it’s the first film he is producing from the ground up. He has had an enviable run as a screenwriter since Lost wrapped. Hired to rewrite Jon Spaihts’ Alien prequel, Lindelof came up with an idea that Ridley Scott embraced and it turned the film into Prometheus, a free-standing film. He also co-wrote the Star Trek sequel for JJ Abrams. Bird is repped by UTA, Lindelof by CAA.
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Postby mr.negativity » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:27 am

Mark Millar Offers 'Superior' And 'The Secret Service' Updates

Terri Schwartz wrote:Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar are something of a dream team. The duo has been long working on adaptations of "Superior" and "The Secret Service" after already teaming up on 2010's "Kick-Ass," and it seems like things are moving forward rather quickly.

The always vocal Millar took to his Twitter account earlier today and answered some fan questions about both films. It turns out that we don't have long to wait to find out more information about "Superior."

"We're doing a movie of Superior. You'll hear more about it after Christmas. Matthew Vaughn producing & choosing director," Millar tweeted.

But that wasn't the only tease Millar had. He later tweeted about "Secret Service," "Note: The Secret Service comic is a franchise. The movie will HOPEFULLY be a franchise too, but we need to see how it performs first."

One fan asked if "Harry Brown" star Ben Drew would be playing Gary in "The Secret Service," but Millar quickly shut that rumor down. "Ben Drew is a brilliant actor. Loved him in Harry Brown. But he's not who we have as Gary in Secret Service," he tweeted.

No word yet on when either of these two movies will hit theaters, but it sounds like "The Secret Service" is next on Vaughn's list.
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