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Nicolas Cage to Play Dracula in Universal’s ‘Renfield’ Movie

Nicolas Cage is set to play Dracula in Universal’s “Renfield,” a monster movie centering not on the infamous vampire, but rather his notorious lackey.The call sheet may be confusing. That’s because Cage is starring alongside another Nic, Nicholas Hoult, who is portraying the unhinged henchman known as Renfield.An origin story, the upcoming film is expected […]

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‘The Tomorrow War’ Director Chris McKay on Selling the Film to Amazon and His Hopes to Make ‘Nightwing’

While it’s not uncommon for an animation director to make the leap into live-action filmmaking, it is rather rare for that first at bat to be a massive sci-fi blockbuster that isn’t based on any pre-existing properties. That’s the opportunity presented to Chris McKay, who transitioned from directing nearly four dozen episodes of “Robot Chicken” […]

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Chris McKay Dishes On Scrapped ‘Lego Batman Movie’ Sequel ‘Lego Superfriends’ Influenced By ‘Godfather Part II’ & ‘Boogie Nights’

Once upon a time in Hollywood, “The Lego Movie” felt it was going to be the second-coming of animation as the first installment was a decent financial success raking in $468 million and led to a somewhat successful spinoff, “The Lego Batman Movie” directed by Chris McKay earning an impressive $312 million globally.Read More: Chris […]

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‘Ghost Draft’ Hoping to Draft Betty Gilpin and J.K. Simmons Alongside Chris Pratt

Ghost Draft, a sci-fi thriller featuring alien invasions, time travel, and Chris Pratt, is looking to add a few new cast members: Betty Gilpin, J.K. Simmons, and Sam Richardson. Gilpin and Richardson’s roles remain a secret, but Simmons would likely be playing Pratt’s father. Chris McKay, the filmmaker behind The Lego Batman Movie, is directing […]

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Sandra Bullock To Producer (And Possibly Star In) New Netflix Comic Book Adaptation From ‘Lego Batman’ Director

Sandra Bullock experienced unprecedented levels of meme with her latest film, “Bird Box.” Apparently, she enjoyed the experience of working with Netflix so much, that she’s coming back for another round. This time, she’s doing a comic book adaptation with the director of “The Lego Batman Movie.”Read More; ‘Bird Box’: Netflix Says The Sandra Bullock […]

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Sandra Bullock Re-Teams With Netflix to Produce Sci-Fi Movie ‘Reborn’

Sandra Bullock is re-teaming with Netflix to produce the science-fiction movie “Reborn” for the streaming service.Chris McKay has been signed to direct the comic book adaptation. “It” producer Vertigo Entertainment is also on board to produce. Bullock starred in the Netflix movie “Bird Box,” which has been viewed in more than 80 million households, according […]

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The Lego Movie 2 Confirms Gal Gadot, Margot Robbie & Jason Momoa as Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn & Aquaman

The Lego Movie already gave us the minifigure version of Justice League, and they all came together again in The Lego Batman Movie. But when we see a few of the DC Comics superheroes in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, they’ll have different voices than we’ve heard before, but they’ll still be very […]

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Climbs to $35 Million Opening

Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is off to a solid start at the box office this weekend, topping the charts with a $35.4 million opening from 3,813 screens.When compared to the openings for past animated films from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller — Lord also co-wrote the script for “Spider-Verse” — this seems like […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Lego Batman’ Director Chris McKay Tackles ‘Jonny Quest’ Movie

In today’s film news roundup, Chris McKay is attached to direct “Jonny Quest,” Greg Berlanti is directing a Rock Hudson movie, documentary “The Last Race” gets an early release, and Valeria Golino is honored.Director AttachmentsChris McKay, director of “The Lego Batman Movie,” is attached to helm a live-action “Jonny Quest” movie for Warner Bros.Producers are […]

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