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Akiva Goldsman, Toby Whithouse, Neil Gaiman talk 'Gormenghast' Adaptation

A television adaptation of Mervyn Peake's "Gormenghast" is coming, with some pretty impressive names attached. Writer/producer/director Akiva Goldsman, writer/producer Toby Whithouse, and Neil Gaiman are all on board to bring the fantasy epic to Fremantle. The trio sat down with Deadline to chat about their first memories of reading "Gormenghast", adapting it for tv rather than film, and how […]

Neil Gaiman, FremantleMedia Adapting Mervyn Peake's Fantasy Novel Series 'Gormenghast' for TV

FremantleMedia North America is wasting no time taking advantage of their multi-year production deal with author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), winning the television series rights to British author Mervyn Peake's sprawling fantasy novel series Gormenghast with Gaiman and Academy Award-winning writer Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery) attached. Gaiman and Goldsman will serve as series executive producers on […]

Netflix Acquires Rob Liefeld's Extreme Universe for Film Options

In the never-ending battle for original content between the networks, cable channels, and streaming services, Netflix is investing further in comic book fare with a seven-figure rights deal for Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld's Extreme Universe of characters. Akiva Goldsman (Ology series, Transformers spin-offs) will be tasked with creating and overseeing a writers' room to generate a […]

Stephen King's Firestarter Gets A Remake By Akiva Goldsman And Scott Teems

Akiva Goldsman (The Dark Tower, Cinderella Man) and Scott Teems (Rectify) will remake Stephen King's Firestarter for Blumhouse.  Goldsman will direct and collaborate with Teems on the script. The original 1984 film based on the 1980 Stephen King novel starred Drew Barrymore as a young girl with pyrokinetic powers. The news was announced by Goldsman […]

Akiva Goldsman, Graham King Hit Liefeld Lotto W/ Deal To Develop Extreme Universe Movies

Movie producers and janitorial experts Akiva Goldsman and Graham King have partnered with superstar artist Rob Liefeld to produce films based on Liefeld's Extreme Universe, according to an official press release. The deal will see King and Chinese-based Fundamental Films securing the rights to nine Extreme Universe comics (comprising three-hundred-forty-seven highly collectible first issues) and […]

Paramount Hits The Liefeld Lottery With Avengelyne Movie Deal

If you thought the ego of legendary comic book artist Sir Robert Liefeld was a bit swollen after the success of the Deadpool movie, get ready for it to become absolutely engorged! According to a report from Deadline, Liefeld's 1990s creation, Avengelyne, has been picked up by Paramount for a thriller described as "John Wick […]

Michael Chabon And Brian K. Vaughan To Chart The Hasbro Cinematic Universe

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay's Micheal Chabon and Saga's Brian K. Vaughn will help bring ROM to the screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro has assembled its writers room to create a cinematic universe for its toylines with Chabon and Vaughn as just two of the writers tasked with making brands like […]

Transformers Spinoff To Focus On Bumblebee; Produced At A Lower Cost

As first mentioned in the wake of Paramount Pictures' announcement of annual Transformers films last week, Bumblebee will be getting his own picture. The film will take the June 8th, 2018 slot previously announced as Transformers 6 and will star the fan-favorite character. Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey told The Hollywood Reporter the film […]

Transformers Sequels Scheduled By Paramount

The continued box office dominance of The Transformers means several more sequels are not just in the works, but already planned. Paramount Pictures announced earlier today that Transformers 5 will be released on June 23rd, 2017, according to Deadline. Additionally, parts 6 and 7 are slated for June 8th, 2018 and June 28th, 2019 respectively. […]

TNT's Teen Titans-Inspired Series Is No More

At one time, cable outlet TNT was poised to bring a live-action version of DC Comics's Teen Titans to television. It was planned to feature Dick Grayson in his Nightwing persona and grown up versions of the Titans characters made popular by the Cartoon Network animated Teen Titans series. A pilot script co-written by Batman and […]

The Next Comic Related Television Series May Be Teen Titans

TNT may soon stand for The New Titans… or something like that. THR is reporting that TNT network is close to ordering a pilot for a live-action Teen Titans television series. Calling it Titans, the series is about a group of super heroes-to-be and focuses on Dick Grayson as he transitions from being Batman's sidekick […]

Lobo Movie Back On The Blocks – Brad Peyton Tapped To Direct

Joel Silver's last choice for a director to bring DC Comics' Lemmy-tinged bounty hunter Lobo to the big screen was Guy Ritchie, but Sherlock Holmes, pub running and hair washing seemed to get in the way, and before long, he stepped down. The new name to have now become attached is somewhat less luminous. Indeed, […]