Universal Wins Rights for Stephen King’s ‘Tommyknockers’ Movie

Universal Pictures has won an auction for Stephen King’s “The Tommyknockers,” which is being developed as a movie by producers James Wan and Roy Lee. The deal closed Friday afternoon. Netflix and Sony were also bidding. Wan, who’s directing “Aquaman” a…

Universal Pictures has won an auction for Stephen King’s “The Tommyknockers,” which is being developed as a movie by producers James Wan and Roy Lee. The deal closed Friday afternoon. Netflix and Sony were also bidding. Wan, who’s directing “Aquaman” and produces “The Conjuring” franchise, will produce through his Atomic Monster company. Lee, whose credits […]

Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

Amping up its battle with talent agents, the Writers Guild of America has issued proposals to Hollywood agents aimed at stopping potential conflicts of interest. “The Guilds’ proposals are entirely reasonable,” said WGA West president…

Amping up its battle with talent agents, the Writers Guild of America has issued proposals to Hollywood agents aimed at stopping potential conflicts of interest. “The Guilds’ proposals are entirely reasonable,” said WGA West president David A. Goodman. “If you review them closely, they read like a voluntary code of conduct that an agency would […]

Film News Roundup: California Production Tax Credit Extension Moving Forward

In today’s film news roundup, California legislators have started working on an extension of the production tax credit, Golden Lion winner Lorenzo Vigas is working on his next film and Tribeca zombie thriller “The Night Eats the World&#8221…

In today’s film news roundup, California legislators have started working on an extension of the production tax credit, Golden Lion winner Lorenzo Vigas is working on his next film and Tribeca zombie thriller “The Night Eats the World” gets sold. TAX CREDITS California legislators have begun the process of extending the California Film and Television […]

‘Deadpool 2’ on Track to Become Fandango’s Top R-Rated Pre-Seller

Online ticket-seller Fandango is reporting that “Deadpool 2” has become the third-largest pre-seller of 2018 behind “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther” after only one day of sales. Sales of “Deadpool 2…

Online ticket-seller Fandango is reporting that “Deadpool 2” has become the third-largest pre-seller of 2018 behind “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther” after only one day of sales. Sales of “Deadpool 2” tickets are on pace to become the top R-rated preseller in Fandango’s 18-year history, eclipsing 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey.” “Thanks in part […]

‘It’ Star Sophia Lillis to Play Nancy Drew in Movie Adaptation

“It” star Sophia Lillis will play teen detective Nancy Drew in Warner Bros.’ movie adaptation of “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.” The producers are Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman through their A Very Good Productio…

“It” star Sophia Lillis will play teen detective Nancy Drew in Warner Bros.’ movie adaptation of “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.” The producers are Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman through their A Very Good Production company, along with Chip Diggins. Filming is expected to start in May. Wendy Williams is executive producing. The story, […]

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Topping Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’

John Krasinski’s horror-thriller “A Quiet Place” is heading for a domestic box office victory with about $20 million, topping Amy Schumer’s comedy “I Feel Pretty” and Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” ear…

John Krasinski’s horror-thriller “A Quiet Place” is heading for a domestic box office victory with about $20 million, topping Amy Schumer’s comedy “I Feel Pretty” and Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” early estimates showed Friday. Fox’s launch of fan-funded “Super Troopers 2” could nearly double recent forecasts, and is set to finish in fourth place with about […]

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Superintelligence’ Set for 2019 Holiday Release

Warner Bros. will release Melissa McCarthy’s action-comedy “Superintelligence” on Christmas Day 2019. McCarthy will star in the New Line film, while spouse Ben Falcone will direct. The movie was set up last year with McCarthy and Falc…

Warner Bros. will release Melissa McCarthy’s action-comedy “Superintelligence” on Christmas Day 2019. McCarthy will star in the New Line film, while spouse Ben Falcone will direct. The movie was set up last year with McCarthy and Falcone as producers through their On the Day production company. The couple has already teamed up on a trio of […]