• Fox Orders Drama Pilot About ‘Goonies’ Re-Enactment
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    Fox Orders Drama Pilot About ‘Goonies’ Re-Enactment

    Fox has ordered a film re-enactment drama pilot from Sarah Watson, the creator of "The Bold Type." In the untitled project, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach after failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret. She finds inspiration, hope, and ultimately salvation when she agrees […]

  • ‘Anaconda’ Reboot in the Works at Sony With ‘Divergent’ Writer
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    ‘Anaconda’ Reboot in the Works at Sony With ‘Divergent’ Writer

    Sony Pictures is in early development of a reboot of the "Anaconda" franchise, hiring "Divergent" writer Evan Daugherty to write the project. The studio has not set up the project with a producer, director or actors. Sony released the original "Anaconda" in 1997 as a horror thriller starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric […]

  • ‘Bambi’ Is Next Up for Disney ‘Live-Action’ Remake
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    ‘Bambi’ Is Next Up for Disney ‘Live-Action’ Remake

    From bears to lions to deer: Disney is developing a lifelike remake of its 1942 animated feature "Bambi," Variety has confirmed. Screenwriters Geneva Robertson-Dworet ("Captain Marvel") and Lindsey Beer ("Sierra Burgess Is a Loser") will write the screenplay, with Chris and Paul Weitz's Depth of Field producing. The film will employ the same photo-realistic CGI used on […]

  • Robert Zemeckis Closes Deal To Direct & Co-Write Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’
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    Robert Zemeckis Closes Deal To Direct & Co-Write Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’

    It's official. Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is fully aboard Disney's live-action remake of its animated classic Pinocchio. He'll direct, and co-write the next draft with Chris Weitz for a possible year-end production start. Casting is still being determined. Zemeckis and Weitz will write off the previous draft that the latter penned with Simon Farnaby. The original […]

  • David Ayer to Write and Direct ‘The Dirty Dozen’ Remake
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    David Ayer to Write and Direct ‘The Dirty Dozen’ Remake

    Warner Bros. is reteaming with "Suicide Squad" director David Ayer on a contemporary remake of the classic war pic "The Dirty Dozen." Ayer will write and direct a retelling of the World War II film. Simon Kinberg is producing the movie as is Ayer and Chris Long’s production company Cedar Park Entertainment with Long serving as […]

  • ‘Turner & Hooch’ TV Series in Early Development at Disney Plus
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    ‘Turner & Hooch’ TV Series in Early Development at Disney Plus

    A "Turner & Hooch" television series is in the works at streaming service Disney Plus, bringing back to life the 1989 Tom Hanks buddy comedy that pairs a detective with a dog as they set out to solve crime. Matt Nix, known for "The Gifted" and "Burn Notice," is attached to write and executive produce […]