Tobey Maguire’s Directorial Debut, Sam Mendes Directing Sony Graphic Novel, Stephen King’s Next Book Becoming Series, Catherine Hardwicke Directing ‘Miss Bala’

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Tobey Maguire Will Make His Directorial Debut With Jo Nesbo’s ‘Blood On Snow’

Maguire’s production banner, Material, and Lawrence Grey‘s Grey Matter Productions picked up the rights to Nesbo’s bestselling book in 2015. Nesbo is writing the adaptation for Maguire. (SF)

Sam Mendes In Talks To Direct ‘My Favorite Thing Is Monsters’ At Sony

The director is in talks to adapt Emil Harris‘ critically acclaimed graphic novel, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. Sony recently won the rights in a competitive bidding battle for Amasia Entertainment’s Bradley Gallo and Michael Helfant to produce. (COLL)

‘Sleeping Beauties’ To Be Adapted for TV

Sleeping Beauties, the exceedingly prolific horror author’s latest work co-written with his son Owen King, doesn’t hit bookstore shelves until September, but it’s already been optioned by Anonymous Content for a potential television series. (VUL)

Catherine Hardwicke To Direct ‘Miss Bala’ Remake

The Sony project will be a remake of a 2011 Mexican drama about a woman who enters a beauty contest but is then swept up in a deadly crime ring. (THR)

‘The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’

The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on to join Dwayne Johnson in the New Line monster movie Rampage. (DH)

Barry Levinson, Billy Crystal Team For ‘Revival’

Phil Primason penned the script, Levinson would direct and both Levinson and Crystal will produce. The project has not been set up at a studio, but one will likely be secured soon. (DAR)

Marvel’s ‘New Warriors’ Lands Straight-To-Series Order At Freeform, Will Feature Squirrel Girl

The TV adaptation of Marvel’s New Warriors has been given a straight-to-series order at Freeform. The series will mark Marvel’s first live-action scripted comedy show.  (VAR)

Simon Pegg To Star In Katharine O’Brien’s ‘Lost Transmissions’

Pulse Films announced today that Katharine O’Brien will direct Lost Transmissions with Simon Pegg  attached to star. Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa will produce, with Brian Levy executive producing. (CS)

Man Seeking Woman’ Cancelled, Season 4 Not Happening At FXX

FXX has finally drawn the line and given the cancellation order. By the end of Season 3, Man Seeking Woman was averaging a mere 367,000 total viewers per episode. (CB)