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Warner Bros. and DC Comics Try for Reinvention at CinemaCon 2018

The once-mighty Warner Bros. is no longer the cock of the walk among major studios. (That’s Disney.) A year ago, after disappointing results, chairman Kevin Tsujihara installed New Line chief Toby Emmerich in charge of studio production. This January, he promoted Emmerich to chairman, presiding over not only production but worldwide marketing and distribution.In other […]

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2019 Oscars: Best Picture Predictions

Last year, Petty Jenkins’ DC comic-book movie “Wonder Woman” far exceeded expectations of quality, critical acclaim, and box office, but was shut out of the Oscar race. That won’t happen with Marvel’s “Black Panther,” which should ride the swells of worldwide acclaim and blockbuster status to become a Best Picture Oscar contender. But it will […]

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Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ is Being Made into an Apple TV Series By David Goyer and Josh Friedman

Apple is slowly establishing itself as a TV network to watch, announcing a steady stream of high-profile projects led by some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Now, Apple just made its growing oeuvre even more interesting with the announcement of a sci-fi series that was previously thought to be unadaptable. A Foundation TV series […]

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‘Ready Player One’: How Zak Penn Wrote the Impossible Steven Spielberg Movie

When screenwriter Zak Penn read galleys in 2011 for Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One,” he had a thought: “This will never get made.” The sprawling novel was wall to wall with ’80s references, everything from movies “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai,” “Batman” and “Back to the Future” to video games Halo, Minecraft, Tomb Raider, and […]

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Netflix, Matt Reeves To Win Auction For Matthew Baker Futuristic Short Story ‘Life Sentence’

Exclusive: Netflix is closing a deal for Life Sentence, the short story by Matthew Baker, sources said. Matt Reeves and his 6th & Idaho banner will develop the project as producers. Reeves, who’ll next direct the stand-alone iteration of Batman, recently moved his deal from Fox (where he made two Planet of the Apes films) […]

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‘Black Panther’ to Top ‘Justice League’ Total U.S. Box Office in Just 4 Days

“Black Panther” is going to have such a big opening weekend that its four-day start alone will make more money than the first ever movie with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. Through 91 days in theaters, the DC team-up film “Justice League” made $228 million domestically, a total that would be […]

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