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Where’s My Biopic? Director Dorothy Arzner [OPINION]

Where’s My Biopic? Director Dorothy Arzner [OPINION]

When it comes to pioneers of Hollywood, one of the biggest unsung heroes is Dorothy Arzner. She is the first female director in the Hollywood system also having a hand at editing and writing. Despite having only 20 films to her credit, Arzner launched the careers of some of the industry’s most talented actors. Natural […]

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“Wonder Woman 1984” Director Patty Jenkins Inks Exclusive Netflix TV Deal

As “fun conspiracy theories” go, we think we have a pretty good one: the good-natured back-n-forth “jabbing” between American Horror Story co-creator (and Netflix-exclusive) Ryan Murphy and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins over the use of “1984” in the titles of their respective upcoming projects was what got the ball rolling. Whatever the case, Jenkins […]

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‘Westworld’ Director Will Helm First Two ‘Wheel of Time’ Episodes at Amazon

FINALLY, some movement on Amazon Studios’ Wheel of Time series. Okay yes, we could make all the jokes about just how long of a slog the original Robert Jordan (later finished by Brandon Sanderson) series actually is being indicative of the series taking it’s sweet Two Rivers time, but, we’re happy to report news about the show. According […]

Black Lightning Producer Salim Akil Sued for Domestic Violence, Breach of Contract

Black Lightning producer Salim Akil has been named in a lawsuit filed by Amber Dixon Brenner on November 20, 2018, with the actor alleging she had a years-long “physically and sexually abusive relationship” with the producer-director. Brenner is also suing Akil for breach of contract over a script Brenner claims she wrote and Akil used for his […]

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Five Nights at Freddy’s: Harry Potter’s Chris Columbus to Write/Direct Film

Harry Potter director Chris Columbus is set to trade in horcruxes and dementors for pizza boxes and homicidal animatronic animals, signing on to write, direct and produce Blumhouse’s big-screen adaptation of Scott Cawthon’s popular video game franchise Five Nights at Freddy’s. Blumhouse landed the rights in March 2017 after New Line placed the project into turnarounds, […]

La La Land’s Damien Chazelle Lands New Series at Apple

Looks like La La Land’s Damien Chazelle will be stepping out on the town with someone other than Netflix, with the award-winning director/screenwriter/producer receiving a direct-to-series order by Apple for a new dramatic series. While details on the series are still under wraps, Chazelle will write and direct every episode; and serve as executive producer […]

Vida: Starz Casts Mishel Prada, Four More In New Drama Series

Production on Starz‘s upcoming drama series Vida took a major step forward this week as the cable network new cast members to join previously-cast Melissa Barrera in the new half-hour series. Mishel Prada, Karen Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, and Maria Elena Laas have been cast as series regulars; with Tanya Saracho serving as showrunner, […]

Pet Sematary Climbs Out Of The Grave At Paramount

Stephen King continues to have a bumper year, with no less than four films based on his stories coming out in 2017 alone. Now Variety is reporting that another property is being queued up over at Paramount to come back out of the grave for another go-around: Pet Sematary. The directing duo of Dennis Widmyer and […]

James Bond Producer Would Consider A Female Director

We’re getting another James Bond movie and that means we get to dust off the debate about whether or not we’re going to ever see a woman take on the role of Bond. We already know that such a casting jump isn’t going to happen with this movie, since Daniel Craig is already confirmed to return, […]

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Director Taika Waititi Says ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is His ‘Thor 1’

When Taika Waititi decided to take on the challenge of directing the third Thor movie, he knew he needed to approach it in a different way. Thus far, the two previous Thor movies haven’t been particularly great films on their own and have mostly gotten by on the charisma of their lead actors and actresses. […]

Acclaimed Actor/Playwright/Director Sam Shepard Dies At 73

Variety is reporting that acclaimed actor, screenwriter and director Sam Shepard has passed away at age 73, following complications from his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease). A spokesperson for Shepard’s family confirmed that the actor/screenwriter/director died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky. Born Samuel Shepard Rogers III but known professionally as […]

The Fight Is On! Godzilla Vs. Kong Finds Its Director

We got another step closer today towards the epic smackdown fight of the ages. Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. are continuing to ramp up production on Godzilla vs. Kong as they have signed on Adam Wingard as director. His previous works have been a range of lower-budget independent horror films, with V/H/S and it’s sequel […]

‘The Flash’ Speeds Toward Raimi, Zemeckis, Or Vaughn To Direct

The Flash hasn’t had a very good run. Warner Bros has lost two directors on the film already, and have had their release date delayed by nearly two years from 2018 to 2020. That isn’t good, but the shortlist for this troubled production has emerged and maybe, this time, it’ll work out okay. The three names […]

Rodney Rothman To Direct And Write Female ’21 Jump Street’ Spinoff

Rodney Rothman, who wrote 22 Jump Street and Grudge Match and a producer for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, has been hired to write and possibly direct the female spinoff of 21 Jump Street as reported by Deadline Hollywood. The movie is about “two female cops who go undercover as students in some sort of […]

The Secret Life Of Houdini Closes In On Dan Trachtenberg As A Director

After his highly successful (both at the box office as well as with critics) 10 Cloverfield Lane, director Dan Trachtenberg had thus far effectively vanished from the feature film scene. Now Deadline’s Mike Fleming has learned that Trachtenberg is now in talks to helm The Secret Life of Houdini, based on the book (similarly named, The Secret Life […]


So, About That Fantastic Four Movie

So Bleeding Cool ran a story on Friday, that Fox had been speaking to prominent movie directors and screenwriters, asking them if they’d be willing to take over the currently-in-pre-production Fantastic Four for a new shoot in six months. Which would mean new script, new director and recasting. Our sources were impeccable. By which we mean those […]