Late author Mervyn Peake‘s “Gormenghast” novels have found a home at Showtime, with the cable network set to develop an adaptation of the fantasy drama alongside some of the biggest names in popular culture: writer Toby Whithouse (Doctor Who), Neil Gaiman (Good Omens, American Gods) and Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind). Co-produced by American Gods […]
A television adaptation of Mervyn Peake‘s “Gormenghast” is coming, with some pretty impressive names attached. Writer/producer/director Akiva Goldsman, writer/producer Toby Whithouse, and Neil Gaiman are all on board to bring the fantasy epic to Fremantle. The trio sat down with Deadline to chat about their first memories of reading “Gormenghast”, adapting it for tv rather than film, and how […]
FremantleMedia North America is wasting no time taking advantage of their multi-year production deal with author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), winning the television series rights to British author Mervyn Peake‘s sprawling fantasy novel series Gormenghast with Gaiman and Academy Award-winning writer Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery) attached. Gaiman and Goldsman will serve as series executive producers on […]
In the never-ending battle for original content between the networks, cable channels, and streaming services, Netflix is investing further in comic book fare with a seven-figure rights deal for Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld‘s Extreme Universe of characters. Akiva Goldsman (Ology series, Transformers spin-offs) will be tasked with creating and overseeing a writers’ room to generate a […]
Looks like the crew of Discovery will be spending another season boldly going around the universe. CBS All Access has renewed Star Trek: Discovery for a second season well ahead of the series’ first season finale. No information is currently available regarding the number of episodes planned, nor whether the season will be in a “chapter” format […]
Akiva Goldsman (The Dark Tower, Cinderella Man) and Scott Teems (Rectify) will remake Stephen King’s Firestarter for Blumhouse. Goldsman will direct and collaborate with Teems on the script. The original 1984 film based on the 1980 Stephen King novel starred Drew Barrymore as a young girl with pyrokinetic powers. The news was announced by Goldsman […]
Movie producers and janitorial experts Akiva Goldsman and Graham King have partnered with superstar artist Rob Liefeld to produce films based on Liefeld’s Extreme Universe, according to an official press release. The deal will see King and Chinese-based Fundamental Films securing the rights to nine Extreme Universe comics (comprising three-hundred-forty-seven highly collectible first issues) and […]
If you thought the ego of legendary comic book artist Sir Robert Liefeld was a bit swollen after the success of the Deadpool movie, get ready for it to become absolutely engorged! According to a report from Deadline, Liefeld’s 1990s creation, Avengelyne, has been picked up by Paramount for a thriller described as “John Wick […]
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay‘s Micheal Chabon and Saga‘s Brian K. Vaughn will help bring ROM to the screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro has assembled its writers room to create a cinematic universe for its toylines with Chabon and Vaughn as just two of the writers tasked with making brands like […]
As first mentioned in the wake of Paramount Pictures‘ announcement of annual Transformers films last week, Bumblebee will be getting his own picture. The film will take the June 8th, 2018 slot previously announced as Transformers 6 and will star the fan-favorite character. Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey told The Hollywood Reporter the film […]
The continued box office dominance of The Transformers means several more sequels are not just in the works, but already planned. Paramount Pictures announced earlier today that Transformers 5 will be released on June 23rd, 2017, according to Deadline. Additionally, parts 6 and 7 are slated for June 8th, 2018 and June 28th, 2019 respectively. […]
At one time, cable outlet TNT was poised to bring a live-action version of DC Comics’s Teen Titans to television. It was planned to feature Dick Grayson in his Nightwing persona and grown up versions of the Titans characters made popular by the Cartoon Network animated Teen Titans series. A pilot script co-written by Batman and […]
TNT may soon stand for The New Titans… or something like that. THR is reporting that TNT network is close to ordering a pilot for a live-action Teen Titans television series. Calling it Titans, the series is about a group of super heroes-to-be and focuses on Dick Grayson as he transitions from being Batman’s sidekick […]
Filming is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring.
Can they capture lightning in a bottle twice, without Patrick Swayze, on TV no less?
Akiva Goldsman's passion project is finally taking flight (atop a flying white horse, no less) and now here's the first trailer for Winter's Tale starring Colin Farrell.
On the detailed, specific and precise action devised for Gangster Squad, and early details on the stunts in A Winter's Tale and Michael Mann's rather secretive new cyber-thriller.
Joel Silver‘s last choice for a director to bring DC Comics’ Lemmy-tinged bounty hunter Lobo to the big screen was Guy Ritchie, but Sherlock Holmes, pub running and hair washing seemed to get in the way, and before long, he stepped down. The new name to have now become attached is somewhat less luminous. Indeed, […]
Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman’s (over?) ambitious plans to realise an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower as three big budget films and two TV mini-series, have come flying off the tracks in a ball of flame. Some casting had already taken place, with Javier Bardem lined up to play The Gunslinger, and Mark […]