Paramount purchased the Scott Rosenberg (‘Con Air’) spec script ‘The Hauntrepreneur’, about a strange man who builds haunted houses. Sounds spooktacular.
Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (‘Catfish’) have been hired to direct ‘Paranormal Activity 3′, not the making-of documentary.
Faris has been offered the lead female role in ‘The Dictator’. Will it be one of the rare, funny Anna Faris movies?
Many writers have tried to write this Jack Ryan movie. All have failed.
Sacha Baron Cohen is holding court to determine who will be in his latest movie ‘The Dictator’. These actors will try to curry Cohen’s favor, and have their rivals… eliminated.
Study these stills for 10 hours or so and uncover clues I assume are there.
Paramount offered him a film to direct where the actors wouldn’t wear ping-pong-ball-suits. I know – pure craziness.
This is why they announce the release dates early, so you can start making arrangements.
Note to Paramount: you could also earn millions by NOT making this movie.
These preview clips show us that Thor has a few key weaknesses: women with tasers, large security guards and sleepy medicine.
Paramount thought they could make a Chris Pine-starring Jack Ryan film before ‘Star Trek 2′. They thought wrong.
The director is finally dusting off his sci-fi caper film, with the clever name “untitled ‘Moon’ project,” and is talking to Fox, Rosario Dawson, Andrew Garfield and many more.
A Hollywood studio was not able to create a remake out of something. Read that sentence again. The end is nigh.
Max Brooks’ World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War is easily in the upper echelons of zombie fiction. Then why is Paramount having a hard time finding somebody to pick up the tab?
Somewhere, deep below the surface of the earth, there is a heavily guarded vault containing all of J.J. Abrams story secrets… and one just left.
The nails-on-chalkboard-annoying actress/singer/person-who-needs-people teams with Seth Rogen for ‘My Mother’s Curse’ for next year.
‘GI Joe 2′ and ‘Hugo Cabret’ get release dates from Paramount. The first one they can keep for themselves, thank you.
Ready to jump from making TV shows about teens to making movies about teens, writer/producer Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl”) will make his feature debut with the Halloween comedy ‘Fun Size’.
Her performance in True Grit paquined her into the hearts of the Academy and now Paramount wants to drill into that appeal and convert it to dollars.
The studio is hoping they can spin a movie done on the cheap into ‘Paranormal Activity’ box office gold once again.
We’ve got a few little spoilers the Marvel lawyers are apparently frantic about.
“HUGE” as in, you know, size. Paramount, they of movie-making fame, have signed a contract with IMAX to have 4 of their upcoming movies shown on those giant screens that are so big that when you walk in the theater you’re like “whoa, this is a big screen.”
Paramount Pictures is adapting a novel about a town that celebrates the annual arrival of a serial killer with a parade and a pageant. Awesome.
When Jackass 3D became the surprise hit of the fall, it was a no-brainer that we needed to see these guys hit one another in the balls some more.
The latest trailer for Justin Bieber’s “biopic” or whatever it is, Never Say Never, shows Bieber being a total bad-ass. He sprays Silly String DIRECTLY AT YOU!!! Total. Bad. Ass.
With a spring deadline looming on its option for the sci-fi classic, Dune, Paramount is in a mad dash to secure a director and set a start date for production. If the studio is not “absolutely confident” in the project by early 2011, it will lose its right to the film.
Paramount's attempts to woo Tony Scott back for a Top Gun sequel were a success. Though it won't be his next film, the director seems pretty excited to show off the nerdy side of the 'new' Navy.
"I'm not waiting for a script. I'm going to do my homework. I'm going down to I think it's Fallon, Nevada, down near New Mexico and it's a whole different world now… These computer geeks — these kids play war games in a trailer in Fallon, Nevada and if we ever wentto war or were in the Middle East or the Far East or wherever it is, these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night."
Without any actual pilots, the story has nothing at stake. The drama of the original Top Gun was watching Maverick push himself to his limits and beyond in the cockpit. Now the biggest challenge is going to be watching Taylor Lautner get video game thumb. Which, in all fairness, does really hurt. (HitFix)
Shawn's here for dinner. Invite him in.
"The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan has been hired to turn Tom Clancy's best-seller Without Remorse into a kick-ass script for Paramount. Star Trek writer-producers, and J.J. Abrams's BFFs, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing. Vulture shoops with the scoop:
The book follows one of Clancy's recurring characters, John Kelly (who later assumes the alias of John Clark, and appears in the Jack Ryan novels like Patriot Games and Rainbow Six), as he seeks revenge against the Baltimore drug ring responsible for the death of his girlfriend. While the book is set in the 1970s during the Vietnam War, insiders tell us there's no definitive plan to make the film a "period" piece.
The thought of Shawn Ryan writing the story of a man seeking revenge against a drug ring stimulates my pleasure centers. "The Shield" is one of my favorite shows of all time. If Without Remorse captures the same tone with characters as rich and compelling as Vic Mackey and his Strike Team then I'd say Paramount has a successful franchise on its hands. Just don't get Walton Goggins to play the role of the hick, if there even is one. Dude needs to branch out. "President" has a nice ring to it.
The news that Jackass 3D antiqued the competition this past weekend (take that, Helen Mirren!) wasn’t too shocking. However, the news that the film had the biggest opening ever for…
You may be excited to see what crazy new stunts they try in Jackass 3D but let’s be honest. What you really want to know is who got hurt the worst. And who got hurt the worst doing the stupidest thing. It’s a toss-up, but seeing Bam Margera take a taser on the head seemed the most life threatening. It’s one thing on your stomach or side, but is your skull designed to withstand electro-shock?
“I got tasered everywhere and it hurts so bad that I was still angry for the rest of the day about it,” Margera said. “It’s just one of those annoying kind of pains, like a stun gun 40 times, it makes you mad and I was just f*cking mad all day about it. I also broke my clavicle that day falling. I’m telling you that that probably sucked the worst out of this movie for me, except for the snakes.”
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