“The Tick” to return, as Amazon pilot

Ben Edlund’s superhero satire The Tick has a devoted following as a comic book, Fox cartoon and short-lived live action show. But it’s hard to kill a superhero, especially one who’s well-nigh invulnerable. Amazon will bring back the blue-skinned, dimwitted superhero as a pilot according to The Wrap. Sony Television has held the rights since more »

Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ coming to the big screen with Hanks and Howard on board

Without explaining why they are skipping over the third book in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels and Demons’ producer Brian Grazer has confirmed that actor Tom Hanks and filmmaker Ron Howard have signed on to bring ‘Inferno‘ to the big screen. The two time Oscar winner will be back more »

A Robin Williams biography is in the works. Already

Robin Williams has been dead for exactly 17 days, and there’s already a deal in place for a major biography of the late actor/comedian. Dave Itzkoff, a staffer in the New York Times’ arts and entertainment section, is the author of the thus-far untitled and undated book. According to the press release: ‘Robin Williams was more »

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 »