‘Party of Five’ Reboot Scores Put Pilot Order at Freeform

Freeform has given a put pilot order to a reboot of “Party of Five,” Variety has confirmed. The new series hails from original “Party of Five” creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman. The original series followed the five Salinger siblings who must band together after their parents died in a car accident. It ran for six seasons and […]

Freeform has given a put pilot order to a reboot of “Party of Five,” Variety has confirmed. The new series hails from original “Party of Five” creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman. The original series followed the five Salinger siblings who must band together after their parents died in a car accident. It ran for six seasons and […]

‘Cleopatra’ TV Series From Michael Seitzman, Christina Davis & Lorenzo di Bonaventura Ramps Up At Freeform

Freeform is readying its first-ever period drama, Cleopatra, from Quantico and Code Black executive producer Michael Seitzman, former CBS head of drama Christina Davis, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and ABC Signature. The project has assembled a writers room to work on scripts and is in the process of hiring a casting director and line producer in anticipation of a formal green light.
Written by Seitzman, Cleopatra is described as an epic, female-centric adventure series…

Freeform is readying its first-ever period drama, Cleopatra, from Quantico and Code Black executive producer Michael Seitzman, former CBS head of drama Christina Davis, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and ABC Signature. The project has assembled a writers room to work on scripts and is in the process of hiring a casting director and line producer in anticipation of a formal green light. Written by Seitzman, Cleopatra is described as an epic, female-centric adventure series…

Why ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Was Denis Villeneuve’s “Most Challenging Artistic Journey” Of His Life

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve makes character-driven, darkly arresting, eclectic material that both perplexes and amazes simultaneously. And for quite some time, they were the type of arthouse pieces that typically begin their cinematic journeys at the Cannes Film Festival. But he was given the opportunity to lend his cinematic sensibilities to a larger sci-fi spectacle with Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott‘s 35-year-old classic Blade Runner. It’s an…

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve makes character-driven, darkly arresting, eclectic material that both perplexes and amazes simultaneously. And for quite some time, they were the type of arthouse pieces that typically begin their cinematic journeys at the Cannes Film Festival. But he was given the opportunity to lend his cinematic sensibilities to a larger sci-fi spectacle with Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott's 35-year-old classic Blade Runner. It's an…

Fox Studio Lot Staying In The Murdoch Fold Post-Disney Deal

As Disney’s imminent takeover of key 21st Century Fox assets continues to roil the industry, the real estate aspect of the deal had been an intriguing subplot.
But questions about the fate of the lot appear to have an answer, as a well-placed source tells Deadline the real-estate portfolio is staying put.
The Fox lot on Pico Boulvard had seemed potentially expendable, given that Disney already has its own operation in Burbank. It already shrunk, famously, in the early…

As Disney’s imminent takeover of key 21st Century Fox assets continues to roil the industry, the real estate aspect of the deal had been an intriguing subplot. But questions about the fate of the lot appear to have an answer, as a well-placed source tells Deadline the real-estate portfolio is staying put. The Fox lot on Pico Boulvard had seemed potentially expendable, given that Disney already has its own operation in Burbank. It already shrunk, famously, in the early…

Denis Villeneuve in Talks to Direct ‘Cleopatra’ at Sony

Denis Villeneuve is in early talks to direct Sony’s long-in-development biopic “Cleopatra.” Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin are producing based on Stacy Schiff’s book about the powerful Egyptian ruler who created a dynasty before her eventual downfall due to her love affair with Roman soldier Marc Anthony. Sony has been trying to get the film […]

Denis Villeneuve is in early talks to direct Sony’s long-in-development biopic “Cleopatra.” Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin are producing based on Stacy Schiff’s book about the powerful Egyptian ruler who created a dynasty before her eventual downfall due to her love affair with Roman soldier Marc Anthony. Sony has been trying to get the film […]

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Director Denis Villeneuve in Early Talks for ‘Cleopatra’

“Blade Runner 2049” helmer Denis Villeneuve is in early talks to direct Sony’s “Cleopatra,” an insider told TheWrap.

The “Cleopatra” project is based on Stacy Schiff’s best-selling book, “Cleopatra: A Life.” Last year, “The Last Castle” writer David Scarpa was attached to rewrite the long-dormant biopic.

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“Blade Runner 2049” helmer Denis Villeneuve is in early talks to direct Sony’s “Cleopatra,” an insider told TheWrap.

The “Cleopatra” project is based on Stacy Schiff’s best-selling book, “Cleopatra: A Life.” Last year, “The Last Castle” writer David Scarpa was attached to rewrite the long-dormant biopic.

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‘Blade Runner 2049’s Denis Villenueve In Talks For Sony’s Epic ‘Cleopatra’ Film

EXCLUSIVE: The first social media reviews around the world on Blade Runner 2049 are calling the film a sci-fi masterpiece. Now, its director Denis Villenueve is in discussions for one of Sony Pictures’ highest profile pictures. Deadline hears that Villenueve will re-develop to direct Cleopatra, the epic female empowerment story of one of history’s most complex heroines. Based on the bestselling Stacy Schiff biography that is being produced by Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal, Cl…

EXCLUSIVE: The first social media reviews around the world on Blade Runner 2049 are calling the film a sci-fi masterpiece. Now, its director Denis Villenueve is in discussions for one of Sony Pictures’ highest profile pictures. Deadline hears that Villenueve will re-develop to direct Cleopatra, the epic female empowerment story of one of history’s most complex heroines. Based on the bestselling Stacy Schiff biography that is being produced by Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal, Cl…