Screen Junkies » Columbia Pictures http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:37:31 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 That ‘Goosebumps’ Movie Is Still Happening, Has A Screenwriter http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/that-goosebumps-movie-is-still-happening-has-a-screenwriter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/that-goosebumps-movie-is-still-happening-has-a-screenwriter/#comments Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:20:39 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242630 He better write the script of his life - or he might lose it!

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Remember Gooosebumps? Of course you do – Columbia Pictures is betting that you do as well, and also that you’ll plunk down 58 bucks (or whatever tickets will cost by the time this comes out) to see a movie made out of those popular children‘s horror books by R.L. Stine. And the news around town is that they’re close to closing a deal on a screenwriter: Darren Lemke, who is the guy who wrote that Jack the Giant Killer movie that’s coming out later this year.

The studio has been trying to get a Goosebumps movie going for several years, but they are apparently starting from square one with Lemke. Goosebumps, of course, was known for having “stinger” endings in which the presumed-eliminated danger was actually still present. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go back down into the basement for some tools… (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Official Bidness: Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel And Bill Nighy Join ‘Total Recall’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-kate-beckinsale-jessica-biel-and-bill-nighy-join-total-recall/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-kate-beckinsale-jessica-biel-and-bill-nighy-join-total-recall/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 01:19:00 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213683 One of these actors will play Quatto. Is it... Jessica Biel?

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In case you didn’t totally recall (I think you’ll appreciate this pun once you read further), Jessical Biel and Kate Beckinsale were both in talks to join Len Wiseman‘s remake of Total Recall (eh?) for Columbia. Those talks have turned into representatives, executives and lawyers making agreements, so Beckinsale and Biel will indeed contribute to Colin Farrell‘s mind warping in the upcoming reboot.

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Meanwhile, Quatto is in the house. Or rather, in the chest. Actor Bill Nighy is likely to play the mutant resistance leader. At least, I hope he’ll remain a mutant living inside another guy. This new version sadly dumps Mars for countries called Euromerica and New Shanghai. If the producers think going to Mars is too goofy, then how much of a chance does dude-popping-out-of-another-dude have?

Total Recall starts filming in Toronto this June. (Hollywood Reporter, Collider)

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Sony Wants Kathryn Bigelow To Shoot Osama Bin Laden http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-wants-katheryn-bigelow-to-shoot-osama-bin-laden/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-wants-katheryn-bigelow-to-shoot-osama-bin-laden/#comments Wed, 25 May 2011 01:52:09 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213549 Columbia Pictures has grabbed the US distribution rights for the film, to be written by 'The Hurt Locker' scribe Mark Boal. It's a regular Hurt Lockereunion.

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The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow had a project in development about hunting down Osama bin Laden, which wasn’t going anywhere fast, until something happened. Of course, you know what I’m talking about: Donald Trump asked President Obama for his birth certificate. Or rather, the thing that happened after that. The bin Laden thing.

Now Columbia Pictures has grabbed the US distribution rights for the film, to be written by The Hurt Locker‘s Mark Boal. It’s a regular Hurt Lockereunion. Sony Pictures Co-Chair Amy Pascal said the following about the sale:

“With the death of Osama bin Laden, this film could not be more relevant.”

Wait a minute… Osama bin Laden is dead? You don’t say. I guess that probably explains other competing Osama-killing movies in the works from George Clooney and Oliver Stone. (TheWrap)

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‘Moonwalking With Einstein’ Won’t Feature Einstein’s Sick Dance Skills http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/columbia-goes-moonwalking-with-einstein/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/columbia-goes-moonwalking-with-einstein/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:38:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201992 Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to Joshua Foer's just released memoir Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. So you have no excuse for missing my birthday ever again, DAD!!

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Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to Joshua Foer’s just released memoir Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. So you have no excuse for missing my birthday ever again, DAD!!

You’ll more than likely not get the chance to see an Albert Einstein lookalike in a glittered glove in the film however. The story focuses on Foer’s experience as a science journalist covering the US Memory Championship and his decision to compete. Naturally, he goes on to win. The title is drawn from one of the mnemonic devices that Foer developed to strengthen his memory.

Pretty impressive. All of my mnemonic devices consist of racial slurs and swear words. I don’t get invited too many places. (Deadline)

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Kevin James In ‘The Zookeeper’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-james-in-the-zookeeper-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/kevin-james-in-the-zookeeper-trailer/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 21:01:00 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=6959 I can't even muster up the will to make a clever headline for this post. Columbia Pictures has dropped the trailer for The Zookeeper starring Kevin James. He's basically Doctor Doolittle sans the title that comes from years spent in animal medical school.

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I can’t even muster up the will to make a clever headline for this post. Columbia Pictures has dropped the trailer for The Zookeeper starring Kevin James. He’s basically Doctor Doolittle sans the title that comes from years spent in animal medical school. A civilian that talks to animals? I’d say this guy could be another Son of Sam if he wasn’t such an idiot.

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Robert Downey Jr. To Battle Earthquakes In ‘Emergency’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robert-downey-jr-to-battle-earthquakes-in-emergency/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robert-downey-jr-to-battle-earthquakes-in-emergency/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Before 'Iron Man' there was 'The Shaggy Dog'. Thank God for 'Iron Man'. Columbia Pictures have picked up the rights to The Game author Neil Strauss's book Emergency!: This Book Will Save Your Life. Robert Downey Jr. is on board to produce and possibly star in the film version that will also save your life. The book details the three years that Strauss spent in the West Indies, educating himself to be able to handle any disaster situation. Everything from terror attacks to earthquakes to when best pal Mystery misplaces his furry top hat. I don't know why he'd have to travel to the West Indies for that. A few weeks with Ted Nugent should have been all he needed. Allan Loeb is writing the screenplay, which makes perfect sense. Who better to save your life than the guy who gets laid using magic tricks, the guy who wrote Kevin James's fart jokes, and the guy who co-starred with Tim Allen in The Shaggy Dog?

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Before’Iron Man‘ there was ‘The Shaggy Dog’. Thank God for ‘Iron Man‘.

Columbia Pictures have picked up the rights to The Game author Neil Strauss‘s book Emergency!: This Book Will Save Your Life. Robert Downey Jr. is on board to produce and possibly star in the film version that will also save your life.

The book details the three years that Strauss spent in the West Indies, educating himself to be able to handle any disaster situation. Everything from terror attacks to earthquakes to when best pal Mystery misplaces his furry top hat. I don’t know why he’d have to travel to the West Indies for that. A few weeks with Ted Nugent should have been all he needed. Allan Loeb is writing the screenplay, which make perfect sense. Who better to save your life than the guy who gets laid using magic tricks, the guy who wrote Kevin James’s fart jokes, and the guy who co-starred with Tim Allen in The Shaggy Dog?

 

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‘Zombieland’ Director Finds ‘Babe in the Woods’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zombieland-director-finds-babe-in-the-woods/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zombieland-director-finds-babe-in-the-woods/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is having the kind of year all film school graduates dream about and then usually never experience. He's already onto directing his next project 30 Minutes of Less with Danny McBride as a pizza deliveryman, and now he's signed on to helm Babe in the Woods.The Mike White-scripted comedy is about "a female freshman who arrives at Yale and is targeted by the New Jersey mob." See the title, it's a pun. In this case the "Babe" means "hot college ass," not "pig." The exact reason why the babe is targeted by the New Jersey mob is unknown, but if I had to guess, she probably witnesses the mob hit of a boy she befriends in the beginning of the first act. And if I get that right on the nose, Columbia Pictures owes me an Edible Arrangement. Chocolate-dipped pineapple, please. (Deadline)

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Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is having the kind of year all film school graduates dream about and then usually never experience. He’s already onto directing his next project 30 Minutes of Less with Danny McBride as a pizza deliveryman, and now he’s signed on to helm Babe in the Woods.

The Mike White-scripted comedy is about "a female freshman who arrives at Yale and is targeted by the New Jersey mob." See the title, it’s a pun. In this case the "Babe" means "hot college ass," not "pig." The exact reason why the babe is targeted by the New Jersey mob in unknown, but if I had to guess, she probably witnesses the mob hit of a boy she befriends in the beginning of the first act. And if I get that right on the nose, Columbia Pictures owes me an Edible Arrangement. Chocolate-dipped pineapple, please. (Deadline)

 

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Ivan Reitman Not on ‘Ghostbusters 3′? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ivan-reitman-not-on-ghostbusters-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ivan-reitman-not-on-ghostbusters-3/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 No one is really sure what the deal is with Ghostbusters 3. If you listen to Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, or Harold Ramis, it's moving ahead. If you listen to Bill Murray, it's his nightmare and he wants nothing to do with it. The only thing we know for certain is Reitman is attached to direct. But now comes word that Columbia Pictures wants a younger director on the project (ie: somebody who didn't direct My Super Ex-Girlfriend). From Vulture:"Reitman's old contract still gives him exceptional creative control over the series, including director approval. Therefore, while it’s true that Reitman can’t force Columbia to make Ghostbusters 3 with him, he can make it nearly impossible for the studio to make the film without him." "In fact, a source tells" [Vulture] "that Reitman and all three original principals (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Harold Ramis … sorry, Ernie Hudson!) have a deal that says that if any of the four of them don’t like any element of a new Ghostbusters, they can singlehandedly veto and kill the project; it has to be unanimously approved before going forward."Personally, I think it's unlikely we'll ever see another Ghostbusters movie and I'm okay with that. The original two were a great film and an okay sequel that shouldn't exist outside of the 1980's, and the thought of a new generation of Ghostbusters sounds completely lame. The last thing we need to see is the cast of She's Out of My League strapping on proton packs.

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No one is really sure what the deal is with Ghostbusters 3. If you listen to Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, or Harold Ramis, it’s moving ahead. If you listen to Bill Murray, it’s his nightmare and he wants nothing to do with it. The only thing we know for certain is Reitman is attached to direct. But now comes word that Columbia Pictures wants a younger director on the project (ie: somebody who didn’t direct My Super Ex-Girlfriend). From Vulture:

"Reitman’s old contract still gives him exceptional creative control over the series, including director approval. Therefore, while it’s true that Reitman can’t force Columbia to make Ghostbusters 3 with him, he can make it nearly impossible for the studio to make the film without him."

"In fact, a source tells" [Vulture] "that Reitman and all three original principals (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Harold Ramis … sorry, Ernie Hudson!) have a deal that says that if any of the four of them don’t like any element of a new Ghostbusters, they can singlehandedly veto and kill the project; it has to be unanimously approved before going forward."

Personally, I think it’s unlikely we’ll ever see another Ghostbusters movie and I’m okay with that. The original two were a great film and an okay sequel that shouldn’t exist outside of the 1980′s, and the thought of a new generation of Ghostbusters sounds completely lame. The last thing we need to see is the cast of She’s Out of My League strapping on proton packs.

 

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