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The Boys Series Adaptation to Premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen to Direct

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After bringing Preacher to life on screen on AMC (the series will return for its third season in 2018), Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen will now adapt another Garth Ennis comic book series: The Boys.

Consisting of eight episodes that will be directed by Goldberg and Rogen from an adapted script by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), The Boys is scheduled to premiere on Prime Video in 2019, bringing to life Ennis and Darick Robertson's down-and-dirty comic book world where a group known as "the boys" take down out-of-control superheroes by any means necessary.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details and check out the official press release with more information below:

Press Release (via The Futon Critic): Amazon Greenlights Original Superhero Series "The Boys," Based on Comic Book from Preacher Creator Garth Ennis and Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen

One-hour drama will debut exclusively on Prime Video in
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Amazon Orders ‘The Boys’ Superhero Drama Series Based On Comic From Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen

Amazon Orders ‘The Boys’ Superhero Drama Series Based On Comic From Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
Exclusive: Amazon has greenlit superhero drama The Boys to series with an eight-episode order. Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson, it was created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke and will be directed by the Preacher duo of Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. The project hails from Sony Pictures TV Studios, which will co-produce with Amazon, and Neal H. Moritz’s studio-based Original Films. The Boys marks the first…
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Jack Black Not Returning in Goosebumps 2?

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Jack Black Not Returning in Goosebumps 2?
Goosebumps 2 just got a little more interesting. A new report states that Jack Black, who starred in the first Goosebumps as creator R.L. Stine, may not return for the sequel. Sony has brought on writer Rob Lieber (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) to pen a new version of the script, which reportedly won't feature Black's character. This is just one of several versions of the Goosebumps 2 script that Sony is considering.

At the present time, there's no actual deal in place for Jack Black to return in Goosebumps 2 as R.L. Stine, but sources say it's possible he could return, assuming his schedule allows for it. But this new script being worked on by Rob Lieber may be for reasons that go beyond scheduling. Jack Black is said to make $6 to $8 million per movie these days. Since Sony is looking to bring down the budget for
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Paramount, Hasbro Sign Five-Year Distribution, Production Pact

Paramount, Hasbro Sign Five-Year Distribution, Production Pact
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro and teaming up to make live-action and animated films based on the toymaker’s products, as well as original stories. The movies will be developed by Hasbro’s newly launched Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation. The announcement confirms a Variety scoop from last month about the formation of the company and the appointment of Greg Mooradian, a former Fox 2000 and Paramount executive, as its head. Allspark Animation will be led by Hasbro’s Meghan McCarthy.

The deal extends and deepens a long-standing partnership. Hasbro and Paramount have teamed up on five “Transformers” movies, as well as two “G.I. Joe” films. They are working together on an upcoming Transformers spinoff, “Bumblebee,” which opens in December 2018.

Paramount and Hasbro will finance the projects together, although the two companies did not provide additional financial information in a release announcing the deal. Paramount will distribute the pics. The two companies will also collaborate on television programming
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Fast & Furious row continues over new spin-off movie

Simon Brew Oct 12, 2017

Tyrese Gibson argues Dwayne Johnson is being "selfish" over the Fast & Furious spin-off film...

Ulp. Things are still prickly with the Fast & Furious family, following the news that Fast & Furious 9 has been put back a year to the summer of 2020, and in its place in 2019 will be a spin-off movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Earlier this week, Tyrese Gibson had let his feelings be known over Johnson, and he wasn’t happy.

He’s clarified his thoughts in a new interview with TMZ, saying that “I don’t know what they’re doing. Everybody coming at me like I’m hating on Dwayne about his spinoff, but I’m not. The truth is, I just wish he was releasing it at a different time”.

“It’s not a conflict, it’s just The Fast & The Furious is like a holiday. The Fast & The Furious family – the fans,
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Tyrese Calls The Rock Selfish as Fast and Furious Feud Intensifies

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Tyrese Calls The Rock Selfish as Fast and Furious Feud Intensifies
More proverbial shots were fired in the Fast and Furious Spin-Off feud between Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson today, with Tyrese Gibson revealing that he thinks The Rock is being "selfish," because this spin-off was moved forward while Universal pushed the Fast & Furious 9 release date by a full year to 2020, to make room for the spin-off. Here's what Tyrese Gibson had to say, clarifying that he's not mad The Rock actually got a spin-off, but because it caused the Fast & Furious 9 release date to be pushed.

"I don't know what they're doing. Everybody's coming at me, like I'm hating on Dwayne for his spin-off. I'm not. I just wish he was releasing it at a different time. It's not a conflict, but Fast & Furious is like a holiday. Fast & Furious family, the fans, the tribe, the people who have been rocking with us for 16 years... you know, pushing our release date back,
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Dwayne Johnson Claps Back at Tyrese After He Calls Him a "Clown" For Fast and Furious Spinoff

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Dwayne Johnson Claps Back at Tyrese After He Calls Him a
Image Source: Getty / Alberto E. Rodriguez Just when we thought Dwayne Johnson and his Fast and Furious costars had settled their beef, Tyrese comes along and adds more fuel to the fire. Universal Pictures recently announced that Fast and Furious 9 has been pushed back from April 19, 2019, to April 10, 2020. While Universal didn't disclose the reason for the change, Tyrese is pointing the finger at Dwayne. Just in case you need a refresher, Dwayne shocked fans back in November 2016 when he called his male costars "candy asses" in a scathing post on social media. Even though we never found out who Dwayne was talking about or why the feud began, something tells us this may have something to do with it. Here's everything we know about the situation. RelatedDwayne Johnson Has Done More This Year Than Most of Us Do in a Decade Sept. 9, 2017: Dwayne Signs a Mysterious Business Deal Secret weapon.
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Live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie moves to Paramount

Last October it was announced that Deadpool director Tim Miller was developing a live-action movie based upon the iconic Sega video game character Sonic the Hedgehog, which would see Miller’s Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler making is directorial debut.

Well, THR is reporting that the project, which is being produced by Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film, has now shifted to Paramount Pictures, having been put into turnaround at its original home of Sony Entertainment. Both Fowler and Miller are still on board as director and exeuctive producer respectively, while the plan remains to deliver a blend of live-action and CGI.

The Sonic series has sold over 360 million copies worldwide since its launch in 1991, making it one of the biggest video game franchise of all time.

Are you excited about the prospect of seeing Sonic and friends on the big screen? Could this be the movie to break the video game curse?
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A Live Action ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Movie Is In The Works

Fast & Furious series producer Neil Moritz and Deadpool director Tim Miller are developing a live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie over at Paramount Pictures. Miller is executive producing and Jeff Fowler (a partner of Miller’s at Blur Studios)will make his directorial debut on the movie. The project moves to Paramount after Sony Pictures recently put the project into ‘turnaround’.

The Hollywood Reporter reports the latest news. The planned film ‘centers on Sonic and his friends, such as Tails and Knuckles, who run around collecting items and points as they attempt to foil the global domination plans of Doctor Eggman Robotnik. The game was first released by Sega in 1991, with the character becoming one of the world’s biggest gaming icons’. More than 360 million copies of the game have been sold on various formats around the world, and continue to delight to this very day.

The new movie will apparently blend live-action and CGI elements.
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Live-Action Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Is Speeding into Development

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Live-Action Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Is Speeding into Development
For a renowned speedster, Sonic the Hedgehog sure is taking a long time to make it to theaters. But the finish line is starting to come into view. Paramount is officially developing a Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie with Fast and Furious producer Neal H. Moritz and Deadpool director Tim Miller producing, and Miller’s frequent Blur Studio collaborator Jeff […]

The post Live-Action Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Is Speeding into Development appeared first on /Film.
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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Happening at Paramount

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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Happening at Paramount
Hollywood hasn't managed to get a single video game movie right yet, but they are going to keep trying. Now we can look forward to, if that's the right way to put it, a Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Paramount Pictures has snatched up the rights to Sega's most popular video game franchise and now the project is in active development with a new studio. It seems incredibly unlikely, but will this finally be the video game movie that gets it right?

Sony has previously been developing a Sonic the Hedgehog movie, but they, for whatever reason, decided to let the rights go. That left room for Paramount to swoop in and take a crack at it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neal H. Moritz will produce the project. His Original Film production banner recently signed a first look deal with Paramount and this will be one of the first projects under that new deal.
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Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Jumps To Paramount With Neal Moritz & Tim Miller

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Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Jumps To Paramount With Neal Moritz & Tim Miller
Neal Moritz has made one of his first moves since landing at Paramount Pictures from his longtime Sony home, with his new studio nabbing movie rights to Sonic the Hedgehog, the iconic Sega video game franchise. The pic was set up by Moritz and Deadpool director Tim Miller at Sony in 2014 as a hybrid live-action/CG-animated feature; in the new incarnation, Mortiz and his Original Film will produce, and Miller is among the executive producers. Jeff Fowler will…
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Races from Sony to Paramount

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Last October, we reported that an adaptation of the popular video game Sonic the Hedgehog was in development with Deadpool director Tim Miller set to executive produce with his Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler directing. Neal H. Moritz (the Fast and Furious movies) would executive produce alongside Miller. However, Sony ultimately put the project into turnaround, and now THR reports that Paramount has swooped in to pick it up. For those unfamiliar with Sonic, he’s a super-fast, blue hedgehog who, with the help of friends like Tails and Knuckles, races around various worlds collecting rings and freeing helpless …
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Paramount Lands Film Rights to ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Video Game Franchise

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Paramount Lands Film Rights to ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Video Game Franchise
Paramount Pictures has secured the feature film rights to the long-running Sega video game franchise, “Sonic the Hedgehog,” the studio announced on Monday. Neal H. Moritz, who recently signed an upcoming first look deal with Paramount, is producing under his Original Film banner. “Deadpool” director Tim Miller will serve as executive producer along with Toby Ascher. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will serve as co-producers. Jeff Fowler will make his feature directing debut on the film. Fowler is a longtime collaborator with Tim Miller at the latter’s production studio, Blur Studio. Fowler previously wrote and directed the 2005 Academy Award-nominated best.
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Lands at Paramount

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Lands at Paramount
Paramount Pictures is developing a “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie from director Jeff Fowler.

The project, based on the Sega video game franchise, had been in the works at Sony, but the studio let their film rights lapse.

Neal H. Moritz, who recently signed an upcoming first look deal with Paramount, is producing under his Original Film banner. “Deadpool” director Tim Miller will serve as executive producer, along with Toby Ascher. Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will be the co-producers.

Miller boarded the project last year. Sega launched the Sonic game in 1991 and has sold more than 360 million copies to date, including both packaged and digital games on consoles, tablets, and mobile.

The game features a hedgehog named Sonic on a quest to defeat Doctor Robotnik, a scientist who has imprisoned animals in robots and stolen magical Chaos Emeralds. The game was enormously successful and established the Sega Genesis console as a major player.

The film,
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'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie Races to Paramount (Exclusive)

Paramount Pictures has nabbed the movie rights to Sonic the Hedgehog, the popular Sega video game franchise.

Neal H. Moritz, whose Original Film banner recently signed an upcoming first look deal with Paramount, will produce the project, which is coming to the studio after Sony Entertainment put it into turnaround.

Much of the team that was developing it at Sony remains: In addition to Moritz, Deadpool director Tim Miller is executive producing, while his longtime Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler will make his feature directorial debut on the film. Also executive producing is Toby Ascher, while Dmitri Johnson and Dan...
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Tyler Labine, ‘Insecure’s Jay Ellis & Nik Dodani Join Sony’s ‘The Maze’

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Tyler Labine, ‘Insecure’s Jay Ellis & Nik Dodani Join Sony’s ‘The Maze’
Exclusive: Tyler Labine, Jay Ellis, and Nik Dodani have enlisted in Sony’s The Maze, the psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to survive. The trio joins previously announced cast Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller and Taylor Russell in the film, which Adam Robitel is directing. The project, said to be in the vein of David Fincher’s 1997 film The Game, is being produced by Neal Moritz and…
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Preacher Season 2 Will Raise Hell on Blu-ray and DVD This November

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Jesse Custer may have the heavenly power of Genesis, but that doesn't stop him from raising a little (or a lot of) hell wherever he goes, especially with the Saint of Killers hot on his trail in the second season of Preacher, coming to Blu-ray and DVD beginning November 14th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:

Press Release: Culver City, Calif. (September 18, 2017) – The genre-bending, critically acclaimed supernatural series Preacher: Season Two arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD November 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The extended second season is an absurdly twisted, action packed thrill-ride following Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, TV’s “Agent Carter,” Captain America: The First Avenger), a small-town preacher with a criminal past who sets out to find God upon learning He is absent from Heaven. Along for the ride are his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award® nominee Ruth Negga, Best Actress, Loving, 2016, TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and
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Marc Evans Stepping Down as Paramount Motion Picture Group President

Marc Evans is out as president of Paramount’s motion picture group, Variety has confirmed. He will leave at the end of the year and may segue into a production deal, according to insiders.

A replacement for Evans is expected to be named shortly. The executive has been on thin ice for months, as rumors have been swirling that he is on the endangered list. His job has been in jeopardy since Brad Grey was forced out of the studio last spring, and Jim Gianopulos was elevated to Paramount’s film chief.

Paramount has suffered a string of box office flops in recent months, with the likes of “Baywatch,” “Monster Trucks,” and “Ghost in the Shell” failing to excite audiences. “Transformers: The Last Knight” also disappointed domestically, although it did better overseas.

Since taking over, Gianopulos has been working to reanimate the studio. Just this week he signed a production deal with superstar producer Neil Moritz.

Evans
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