Posts tagged as: Paramount

Paranormal Activity 2 Trailer

Last year Paramount scored a monster hit with “Paranormal Activity,” the Oren Peli-directed film shot for only $15,000 that eventually grossed $151 million. Can they do it again?

Paramount Sees the Light, Budgets for Smaller Films

Paramount Sees the Light, Budgets for Smaller Films

Paramount may just be the king of the super-budgeted blockbuster film.  They scored mega-hits this year with “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Star Trek,” and “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra,” all with budgets over $200 million. They’ll probably continue to fund gargantuan projects, but after the unexpected and dramatic success of the micro-budgeted creep-out flick, […]

‘Taken’ Director Signs on to ‘Signals’

‘Taken’ Director Signs on to ‘Signals’

French director, Pierre Morel, has signed on to direct “Signals,” reports THR. Morel’s most recent film, the overachieving “Taken,” grossed upwards of $220 million worldwide. “Signals,” written by Richard Potter and Matthew Stravitz, is set up over at Media Rights Capital Films, who bought the script in April and put it on the fast track […]

The New Captain Kirk is the New Jack Ryan

The New Captain Kirk is the New Jack Ryan

Chris Pine, the talented young man who took on the daunting task of replacing William Shatner as the famed Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ reboot of “Star Trek” earlier this year, will likely assume another prominent role, this time as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Variety reports that Pine, nearing final negotiations with Paramount, would get […]

J.J. Abrams Has Clout, Paramount Pays $2M for Untitled Pitch

J.J. Abrams Has Clout, Paramount Pays $2M for Untitled Pitch

Apparently J.J. Abrams knows something the rest of us don’t: Studios love lens flare.  After this year’s critically acclaimed and monstrous box-office hit, “Star Trek,” which featured an unhealthy dose of said camera technique, Hollywood execs have been clamoring for more J.J., even willing to plop down close to $2 million for an untitled pitch […]

Legos Build Their Way to the Bigscreen

Legos Build Their Way to the Bigscreen

Apparently Hollywood feels toys are a more ripe source material for films than actual source material these days. After Paramount’s intensely lucrative endeavors into the action figure world with the “Transformers” films and the recently successful “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” Warner Bros. has decided to get in on the game with a film […]

‘Mission: Impossible 4’ Hires Writers

‘Mission: Impossible 4’ Hires Writers

Producers Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams, along with Paramount, are serious about “Mission: Impossible IV.”  So much so that they have already hired Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec to pen the screenplay, according to Variety. Applebaum and Nemec have long been collaborators with Abrams on his TV endeavors, spending four seasons as co-exec producers of […]

‘Baywatch’ to Become a Feature Comedy, a la ‘Stripes’

‘Baywatch’ to Become a Feature Comedy, a la ‘Stripes’

Jeremy Garelick will team up with Paramount to rewrite and direct “Baywatch,” a bigscreen comedy based on the syndicated series about sexy lifeguards that starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. The film will be Garelick’s directing debut. The writer has penned “Murray at Large” and most recently did an uncredited rewrite of “The Hangover” for […]

Classic Atari Video Game, ‘Asteroids,’ Will be a Feature Film

Classic Atari Video Game, ‘Asteroids,’ Will be a Feature Film

In Hollywood’s latest endeavor to avoid originality at all costs, Universal has come out on top in a four-studio bidding war for the film rights to the classic 1979 Atari game, “Asteroids,” according to THR. For all you Xbox360 natives, “Asteroids” entailed a single player navigating  a triangular space ship through an asteroid field while […]

‘Transformers’ Rakes in $36.7 Friday, Eyes Box Office Record

‘Transformers’ Rakes in $36.7 Friday, Eyes Box Office Record

Michael Bay and his studio overlords are a great deal richer than they were three days ago. Despite scathing reviews and a general consensus that it fails to equal its predecessor, “Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen,” Paramount-DreamWorks’ action-packed sequel to Bay’s smash hit, “Transformers” continued its domination of the box office Friday raking in […]

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