Spielberg will transform ‘Minority Report’ into TV series

Spielberg’s Minority Report featured a society that arrested people thinking about committing a crime before they actually did. There are no telepaths able to stop acclaimed directors from turning feature films into TV projects. So Minority Report is joining the ranks of films spinning off into TV shows. If this project sees daylight it will join the likes of “12 Monkeys,” “Fargo,” and “Parenthood” as current film-to-TV projects.

Leonard Maltin Movie Guide to publish final edition

In news as sad as it is, sadly, inevitable, the 2015 edition of the annual  will be the last one published. According to a post Monday night on Moving Picture Blog, written by guide contributor Joe Leydon, the soon-to-be-published 2015 book- featuring over 16,000 entries- will be the final one. Known at various times as more »

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ will feature ‘Hateful Eight’ teaser

Moviemaking buds Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino are always eager to help each other out. A teaser for Tarantino’s much talked about, nixed but back from the dead Western “Hateful Eight” will air before Rodriguez’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” Deadline reports Tarantino will have a little something to show when the second more »

Wrestling’s Chavo Guerrero to star as comic book superhero

WWE, WCW and TNA star Chavo Guerrero is about to tackle a new battlefield: the world of comic books. He’ll be the main attraction in Warrior’s Creed, a book from Lion’s Forge. Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool, Thunderbolts) will write the title, which will feature artwork from Eddie Nunez. He’s worked on titles including Flashpoint and Ben more »

Lifetime will produce a Marilyn Monroe mini-series

What has been called the definitive Marilyn Monroe biography – 2009’s best-selling “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” by J. Randy Taraborrelli – will be made into a mini-series. And while the subject isn’t new, the content may be, thanks to the recent release of FBI documents. Lifetime is developing the project with Asylum Entertainment, more »

‘Frozen’ writer/director Jennifer Lee to adapt sci-fi novel ‘A Wrinkle A Time’

Disney wants to bring award-winning children’s sci-fi tale “A Wrinkle in Time” to the big screen, according to Variety.  Jennifer Lee will write the movie version of the 1962 tale about two children looking for their missing astrophysicist father. By Madeline L’ Engle, “Wrinkle” was an instant smash winning awards including the Newbery Medal, Lewis more »

Disney makes superstars out of a racoon and a tree in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

I’ve believed all along that “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a $200 million litmus test from a company that can afford to do so. It has taken characters so obscure comic book god Stan Lee couldn’t name them and elevated them to the level of Iron Man and Captain America. These Marvel movies have taken more »

‘The Hunger Games’ releases new ‘Mockingjay’ trailer

Sporting Mockingjay symbols will be punishable by death, President Snow has declared. That army’s got its work cut out in “Mockingjay, Part I.” Fans at Comic-Con the first look at the new trailer on Friday, and now it is everywhere. The previous trailers showed Donald Sutherland’s President Snow delivering addresses, desperately trying to convince everyone, more »

What would Green Man do? There’s going to be an “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” self help book

The gang from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee and Frank – are putting their collective pen to paper to share with the world their greatest (or whatever they got) life lessons. It’s a self-help book billed up front as a get-rich-quick scheme, which is their usual M.O., except they more »


Shel Silverstein biopic on the way, from a boy named McG 

You know what always bothered me about the Johnny Cash biopic from a few years ago, “Walk the Line”? It included nearly all of Cash’s best-known songs, but it completely left out “A Boy Named Sue.” There was likely a good reason for this- while Cash had songwriter credit for most of his music, he more »

Patton Oswalt readies new book, “Silver Screen Fiend”

Patton Oswalt is in the middle of a self-imposed super-long hiatus from social media participation- which he briefly broke Wednesday in order to retweet the news of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s #1 album- but you’ll soon have a chance to read the comedian’s words. As Splitsider pointed out earlier this week, Oswalt’s new book, titled “Silver more »

What Batman Day means to a Batman fangirl

According to the interwebs, today is Batman Day. In part because this year is the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics’ first dark knight appearance, and probably because retailers felt like capitalizing on Batman-themed sales. I’m not one to complain about it; in fact, I plan on embracing it. For as long as I can remember, Batman has been a big part of my life. Although that might sound crazy and borderline obsessive, it’s true and I don’t care if you don’t like it. So, even though I left my cape and Batman shirt at home today, you can bet I’ll be thinking about the Caped Crusader all day. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even go home and play Lego Batman on my Playstation all night. Living on the edge.