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Eheh... chi l'avrebbe mai detto.... ora dobbiamo stare attenti anche ai titoli Dreamworks che nei prossimi 7 anni saranno distribuiti dalla Disney!

E ce ne sono tanti e tanti altri annunciati che, ovviamente, non ho mai riportato.
Li recupererò man mano.

Ho optato per un unico topic, come facciamo per i film Miramax!

Deep Sea Cowboys

David Ayer Penning Deep Sea Cowboys
Source: Variety
February 12, 2009


Training Day scribe David Ayer has been hired to adapt the thriller Deep Sea Cowboys for DreamWorks based on an article that appeared in Wired magazine last March, says Variety.

The story chronicles a salvage crew that tries to save a capsized Japanese cargo ship transporting cars into the U.S.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing.

Ayer's writing credits include U-571, The Fast and the Furious, S.W.A.T. and Street Kings, the last of which he also directed.


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=52851


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messaggio 2/3/2009, 17:07
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Up in the Air

Jason Bateman has signed on for Up in the Air, the adaptation of the Walter Kirn novel that director Jason Reitman is filming for DreamWorks and the Montecito Picture Co.

George Clooney stars as a corporate downsizer who is obsessed with collecting frequent flyer miles at the expense of having a life. Bateman will play his boss.

Bateman just signed to star with Jennifer Aniston in the Mandate Pictures comedy Baster, which he'll begin shooting later this month after completing Up in the Air.


UPDATE: Tale film rientra nel precedente accordo con la Paramount

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messaggio 13/3/2009, 19:43
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penso che sia una buona opportunità per la disney di rifarsi dopo i brutti incassi al botteghino.... Saluto.gif


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Non-Stop

ShockTillYouDrop.com has confirmed that DreamWorsk Pictures is in talks to develop Non-Stop with the Underworld: Rise of the Lycans helmer. If the deal goes through, he'll be taking on a script by Michael Galvary.

No story details have been released.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53885


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Forever 21

Elizabeth Banks will star in DreamWorks Pictures' workplace comedy Forever 21, reports Variety. Banks will topline and produce the project through her company, Brownstone Productions.

The spec script was written by Mike Culbert and Mike Pellettieri. The studio is keeping the high-concept storyline under wraps.

Max Handelman and Hal Lieberman are also on board to produce. Brian Paschal is executive producing


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=54740


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Fright Night
The Hollywood Reporter says that DreamWorks Pictures is in the process of picking up a remake of Fright Night.

Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films are producing along with Michael De Luca.

The original Fright Night, written and directed by Tom Holland in 1985, was a horror comedy about a teenager who discovers that his neighbors are vampires. No writer has been hired, but the updated version will keep the comedy-horror tone while modernizing the effects.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=55509


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Untitled Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic

DreamWorks Developing Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic
Source: Variety
May 19, 2009


DreamWorks has acquired the life rights to Martin Luther King Jr. and is bringing a biopic on the slain civil rights leader to the big screen, reports Variety.

Steven Spielberg, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones will produce.

King, who was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis at the age of 39, copyrighted his speeches, books and famous works during his lifetime. The DreamWorks project marks the first film to be authorized by King's estate and gives the producers the right to utilize King's intellectual property -- including his famous "I Have a Dream" speech delivered during the 1963 March on Washington -- to create the definitive portrait of his life.

"We are all honored that the King Estate is giving us the opportunity to tell the story of these defining, historic events," Spielberg said. "It is our hope that the creative power of film and the impact of Dr. King's life can combine to present a story of undeniable power that we can all be proud of."



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The Defenders

Masi Oka Sets Up Adventure Pic at DreamWorks
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
June 8, 2009


DreamWorks has bought The Defenders, a family adventure project conceived by "Heroes" actor Masi Oka to be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. D.J. Caruso is in negotiations to direct, and Gary Whitta is on board to write the script.

The story centers on a group of mostly teenagers from around the world who are involved in a multiplayer video game, each unaware of who they really are behind the cover of their consoles and avatars. They are forced to come together for a real adventure, becoming inadvertent heroes in the process.

Oka, who will executive produce, came up with idea while playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games, in that world's parlance.

"You can be whoever you want to be," he said. "The question came to me: What if you had to live up to the person you created in the virtual world?"


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=56120


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messaggio 10/6/2009, 16:56
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Cal of the Wild

Writers set for DreamWorks' 'Wild'
Goldstein, Daley to pen comedy
By MARC GRASER


The studio has tapped the scribes to pen the script, a comedy that riffs on the reality TV genre, especially such shows as "Survivor."

Developed internally at DreamWorks, the laffer revolves around Cal Tanner, the fraudulent star of a cable TV survival show, who is forced to keep himself and his female assistant alive when they're put in an actual survival situation.

Goldstein, whose credits include writing for CBS sitcom "The New Adventures of Old Christine," and Fox's "Bones" and former "Freaks and Geeks" co-star Francis Daley have previously sold their comedy scripts "The $40,000 Man" and "Burt Wonderstone" to New Line. Jake Kasdan will helm "Wonderstone," with Benderspink producing.

They also rewrote the Scott Rudin-produced "Hours of Fun," set up at Disney.


http://www.variety.com/article/VR111800473...d=1948&cs=1


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I Am Number Four

Dreamworks, Frey in 'Four' play
Studio acquires rights to embattled author's book
By MICHAEL FLEMING

DreamWorks is firming up a deal to preemptively acquire screen rights to "I Am Number Four," the first of a six-book science fiction deal that has "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" director Michael Bay aboard to produce and possibly direct.

DreamWorks is working on a high six-figure deal, sources said.

The real surprise in the deal, though, is the identity of one of the two authors. Though WME began shopping the book Thursday under a pseudonym, sources said one of the writers is James Frey, best known for writing "A Million Little Pieces." Neither the agency nor the studio would confirm.

The deal puts Bay right back in business with DreamWorks, Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider. It is expected that Spielberg will be active in a behind-the-scenes capacity, similar to the godfather role he has played in the "Transformers" franchise. The sale comes as "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" takes a run at the record books this weekend, after setting records on its first two days in theaters.

The franchise is about a group of nine earthbound alien teens who escaped their planet just before it was destroyed by a hostile species. While the high school-aged kids assimilate, the title character discovers that he is being hunted by the enemy that blew up his planet.

Both the publishing rights and the screen rights were shopped simultaneously, with Bay taking it into DreamWorks/Disney, Columbia and Universal; J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot for Paramount; Bryan Singer for Fox, and BenderSpink for New Line and CBS.

Frey recently became a client of WME when his agent, Eric Simonoff, joined WMA from Janklow-Nesbit.

Frey established himself as a literary sensation for his addiction memoir "A Million Little Pieces," only to have it turn sour when it was revealed he embellished incidents in the book. Warner Bros. and Brad Pitt's Plan B had made a pricey deal to turn the book into a film, but that stalled after a scandal that reached its peak with a mea culpa appearance on Oprah Winfrey's daytime show, and a lawsuit against publisher Random House by readers who felt duped.


http://www.variety.com/article/VR111800544...d=2431&cs=1


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messaggio 7/7/2009, 17:08
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View-Master

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.reuter...concept-reuters

DreamWorks eyes View-Master toy as movie concept (Reuters)
Source: Reuters Tue Jul 07, 2009, 2:06 am EDT


LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - View-Master, the Fisher-Price toy with little 3-D picture discs of mountains, rivers and caverns that kids could rotate through a viewfinder, is the latest vintage toy getting a second life on the big screen.

DreamWorks is in negotiations to acquire movie rights to the toy from Mattel (which owns Fisher-Price) and has asked writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to do some "Transformers"-style magic on it.

Brad Caleb Kane, who worked as a writer-producer on the duo's Fox series "Fringe," is on board to write the screenplay. Kurtzman and Orci would produce.

Story specifics are being kept under wraps, though Kane, who during the holiday weekend sent out a message on Twitter announcing his involvement, said, "It'll be like the old '80s Amblin movies: 'Goonies,' 'Young Sherlock' ... in that vein." (That post has since been taken down.)

The Kurtzman-Orci production banner has specialized in Amblin-style movies. Kurtzman and Orci do have experience with toy brands, as well: Their resumes include the two "Transformers" movies, which are based on Hasbro toys.

DreamWorks is hoping to make a family-friendly movie. The studio, the producers and Kane will devise a story from scratch. That approach is becoming more common as Hollywood picks up properties based on the allure of brands and board games. Universal recently picked up rights to the Atari video game "Asteroids" and under its Hasbro deal is developing movies based on such games as "Battleship" and "Candyland."

The View-Master deal, which is not yet signed, has been brewing for a while. One time-consuming element has been getting Kurtzman and Orci on board. The two writer-producers are in high demand as a result of their work on box-office hits "Star Trek," "The Proposal" and "Transformers."


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http://www.variety.com/article/VR111800571...d=1009&cs=1



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messaggio 7/7/2009, 20:44
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Questa idea di prendere famosi giochi in scatola anni '80 e riproporli come tema per un film è eccitantissima! Aspetto con ansia quella su Monopoli (che mai ci faranno!) Candyland (che ha tutto il potenziale di Oz o Wonderland) e naturalmente la Battaglia Navale!...In quest'ultimo spero aggiungano un tocco fantasy stile Pirati dei Caraibi...


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Harvey
Prossimo progetto di Steven Spielberg

Spielberg picks next directing job: 'Harvey'
Play first adapted for screen in 1950

By Gregg Kilday and Jay A. Fernandez

Aug 2, 2009, 02:06 PM ET

Updated: Aug 2, 2009, 06:10 PM ET
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Steven Spielberg will soon be seeing imaginary rabbits.

The filmmaker will direct as his next film a contemporary adaptation of Mary Chase's play "Harvey," about a man and his friendship with an invisible six-foot tall rabbit. 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks will coproduce the project.

"Harvey" was first adapted for the screen in 1950 with James Stewart in the starring role as Elwood P. Dowd.

Novelist Jonathan Tropper has written the adaptation for the new version. Tropper is the author of "The Book of Joe," "Everything Changes," "Plan B," "How to Talk to a Widower," and his newest book, "This is Where I Leave You," which will be published this month.

No casting is in place yet. Whether or not Spielberg has him in mind for the starring role, Tom Hanks will almost inevitably be mentioned as one candidate, since he's considered to be a modern-day Jimmy Stewart and has worked with Spielberg on such films as "The Terminal," "Catch Me If You Can" and "Saving Private Ryan."

But pre-production is to begin immediately, with filming set to start after the first of the year as a joint venture between DreamWorks and Fox.

The project will also mark one of the first new initiatives from the reconstituted DreamWorks, working with funding from India's Reliance ADA and a syndication of banks.

The film will be produced by Spielberg and Don Gregory, with Elizabeth Gabler and Carla Hacken overseeing the project for Fox 2000, which acquired the rights to the original play in 2008.

"Don Gregory entrusted us with these precious rights, Beth Gabler and Carla Hacken developed an exceptional screenplay and (Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman) Jim (Gianopulos) and I had the easy part: Deciding to go first, before anyone else, to a filmmaker who combines the mastery of craft, tone, wit and insight that 'Harvey' embodies," Fox Filmed Entertaiment co-chairman Tom Rothman said.

DreamWorks partner Stacey Snider added, "This is a story relevant for all times, perhaps more so than ever before. We are so pleased to be able, with Fox, to be bringing this to today's audiences."

Spielberg last worked with Fox on 2002's "Minority Report," and Spielberg said in a statement, "I am very happy to be working again with my friend Tom Rothman who shepherded us through 'Minority Report,' and with Elizabeth and Carla, who I'm looking forward to collaborating with."

For the past year, rather than juggle potential directing projects, Spielberg has focused mainly on producing, finalizing the financial independence of DreamWorks, and moving forward with his 3D motion-capture franchise-starter, "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn," for Paramount and Sony, set for a Christmas 2011 release.

Last year, Spielberg passed off "The Trial of the Chicago 7" to director Ben Stiller, and other than a long-in-development Abraham Lincoln biopic, his other potential projects are still in very early stages of development. Frequent screenwriting collaborator Jeff Nathanson is about to deliver a script for "The 39 Clues," a series of children's books written by Rick Riordan, that Spielberg may direct to launch a potential DreamWorks franchise.

And well off in the distance are a remake of the 2003 Korean film, "Old Boy," with Will Smith starring, and a recently announced biopic about Martin Luther King, Jr., which does not yet have a writer.

Detailed distribution plans for the new "Harvey" were not announced.

While Fox and DreamWorks, which has a new distribution deal with Disney, will divide up distribution, it is expected that Fox, which developed the property, will handle the movie's U.S. release.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/conten...305a74da8bf6c90

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Spielberg hops to 'Harvey' remake
Director commits to adaptation of Chase play
By MICHAEL FLEMING
Steven Spielberg


Steven Spielberg has committed to direct, as his next film, "Harvey," an adaptation of the Mary Chase Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a man -- played by Jimmy Stewart in the 1950 film version -- who befriends a 6½-foot-tall invisible rabbit.

The project will be a co-production of 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks, the first pic under the latter's new incarnation. DreamWorks will finance 50% of the production through its new funding relationship with Reliance and distribute either domestic or international through its arrangement with Disney.

Spielberg aims to begin production early next year, so the helmer is expected to reach out to a handful of top stars, most notably Tom Hanks and Will Smith, to find someone whose availability meshes with the planned start dates.

Spielberg will produce with Don Gregory, and Elizabeth Gabler and Carla Hacken will oversee it. Their Fox 2000 acquired the rights last year.

It's notable that Fox is at the center of the Spielberg film that kicks off the new DreamWorks iteration, as the studio had stayed out of the courtship of DreamWorks when it jumped from Universal to Paramount and then negotiated an exit with U before choosing Disney.

Spielberg has been itching to get back behind the camera, and he was willing to do so even with a script developed outside DreamWorks or Par, which retained many plum DreamWorks projects in the divorce settlement between the two studios. While Spielberg is keen to direct both the Tony Kushner-scripted Liam Neeson starrer "Lincoln" and the Jeff Nathanson-scripted "The 39 Clues," those projects hadn't yet percolated.

So Fox chairman Tom Rothman was able to pull a rabbit out of the hat for his studio.

He just recently got a draft of the "Harvey" script -- the first written by novelist Jonathan Tropper -- and sent it to Spielberg, with whom he developed a relationship when they worked on "Minority Report." Spielberg and his DreamWorks partner Stacey Snider felt that while the source material is 65 years old, its themes are timely, uplifting and relatable.

Spielberg's new partners, Reliance and Disney, were expected to participate in whatever film the helmer chose as his next project.

While Spielberg was considering the Paul Attanasio-scripted rewrite of "Matt Helm" -- which DreamWorks developed but left behind when it exited that studio -- there was hesitation among those partners.

But Fox's Rothman found sharing the picture an acceptable arrangement. Less than a week after passing the script to Spielberg, Rothman, fellow Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos, Spielberg and Snider were partners in the project. Spielberg decided late last week on "Harvey" over a couple of other projects that included "Matt Helm" (on which Spielberg will be a producer).

Fox and DreamWorks are not the first studios to be sweet on Chase's story of the eccentric and his invisible rabbit friend, a play that won the Pulitzer Prize when it opened in 1944 and remained on Broadway through 1949.

Dimension and MGM partnered on a film update for years and had John Travolta attached to play the eccentric at one time. But the rights lapsed, and Fox 2000's Gabler and Hacken picked them up in 2008.

Screenwriter Tropper's latest novel, "This Is Where I Leave You," will be published this week by Dutton.

Tropper is set to adapt that novel for Warner Bros. and director Greg Berlanti, and his other books are scattered at studios all over town. "Everything Changes" is being developed at Columbia by Tobey Maguire and Wendy Finerman; WB optioned Tropper's "Bush Falls"; and Paramount bought Tropper's "After Hailey" for Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn.


http://www.variety.com/article/VR111800681...yid=13&cs=1

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Rainbow Bridge

DreamWorks has set Bruce Joel Rubin (The Time Traveler's Wife, Ghost) to write the script for Rainbow Bridge, the English-language remake of the 2002 Japanese film Yomigaeri, reports Variety.

Yomigaeri was based on the Shinji Kajio novel about a government official sent to a rural town after a child who has been missing for 60 years returns, having not aged.

The original writer on Rainbow Bridge was William Nicholson.


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=58232

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111800751...d=2430&cs=1

DreamWorks has set Bruce Joel Rubin to script "Rainbow Bridge," the English-language remake of the 2002 Japanese film "Yomigaeri."

Rubin, best known for "Ghost," most recently adapted Audrey Niffenegger novel "The Time Traveler’s Wife" into the Robert Schwentke-directed film.

"Rainbow Bridge" is produced by MPCA’s Brad Krevoy. "Yomigaeri" was based on the Shinji Kajio novel about a government official sent to a rural town after a child who has been missing for 60 years returns, having not aged.

Original scribe on "Rainbow Bridge" was William Nicholson. Krevoy is producing with Tetso Fujimura.

DreamWorks developed the project while at Paramount, and "Rainbow Bridge" was one of the plum properties that Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider retained custody of when DreamWorks exited Par.

Rubin is repped by CAA.


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Pirate Latitudes
La Dreamworks ha acquistato i diritti di questo libro di Chricton (Jurassic Park) che Spielberg potrebbe dirigere:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111800781...d=2431&cs=1

DreamWorks eyes 'Pirate' for Spielberg
Studio acquires film rights to Crichton's book
By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK

In the first major development deal since it tied the knot with Reliance Entertainment, DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to Michael Crichton's final tome "Pirate Latitudes" for Steven Spielberg to produce and potentially direct.

David Koepp will adapt for the bigscreen. Crichton completed the period action-adventure before his death last November.

Crichton's final manuscript, which HarperCollins plans to publish on Nov. 24, was found in completed form by Crichton's assistant.

Set in 1665, "Pirate Latitudes" revolves around a daring plan to infiltrate Port Royal, Jamaica, one of the world's richest and most notorious cities, and raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure.

Spielberg, Crichton and Koepp have a long history of working together. Crichton penned "Jurassic Park" and "The Lost World," both of which Koepp adapted for Spielberg to direct.

Crichton and Spielberg also collaborated on the TV series "ER."

"Michael Crichton was one of our greatest storytellers, who expanded all of our imaginations with his books, films and television," Spielberg said.

Acquisition was announced by DreamWorks CEO/co-chair Stacey Snider.

Spielberg's next directing project is "Harvey," a co-production between DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox. Pic is based on Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a man who befriends a 6½-foot-tall invisible rabbit. Production is set to begin early next year.


Ancora:

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2...-crichton_N.htm

Steven Spielberg to complete Michael Crichton's mission

By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY
The men who brought dinosaurs back to life in Jurassic Park are teaming up again, though it's a bittersweet reunion since one of them is no longer here.

Steven Spielberg is developing a film out of a posthumously published novel by the late Michael Crichton—Pirate Latitudes, an adventure story set off the coast of Jamaica in 1665.

Screenwriter David Koepp, who adapted Crichton's novels for Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World, also has signed on to create the script. Spielberg plans to produce and is considering directing.

DreamWorks Studios describes the novel, set for release Nov. 24, as the story of "a daring plan to infiltrate Port Royal, one of the world's richest and most notorious cities, and raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure."

"It's a mission movie, and we see it through the prism of what it might have been like to live on the island during that time," says Stacey Snider, Spielberg's partner in DreamWorks and the company's co-chair and CEO.

"Anything that Michael wrote, Steven would be keenly interested to read. But without Michael knowing it, or even me knowing it, it turns out Steven always wanted to direct his own pirate film."

Coincidentally, DreamWorks is beginning a new distribution deal with The Walt Disney Co., which rejuvenated this genre with Johnny Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean films, another of which is planned for 2011.

Snider says these swashbuckling movies won't clash because Pirate Latitudes will be more grounded in reality, as opposed to the supernatural fantasy of the Disney films. "We would only pursue this if it was wonderful in its own way, and didn't interfere with their films," she says.

DreamWorks plans to wait for Koepp's script before setting any formal schedule for the project. "This is a reunion movie that taps into all three of them, and their love of high adventure. Just like old times," Snider says.

When Crichton died last November from cancer, Spielberg noted that their friendship went back to the early '70s, when both were new to Hollywood, just beginning their careers. Along with Jurassic Park, they developed TV's ER together and the tornado movie Twister.

"Michael wrote a real page-turner that already seems suited for the big screen," Spielberg said of Pirate Latitudes. "Michael and I have had almost two decades of solid collaborations. Whenever I made a film from a Michael Crichton book or screenplay, I knew I was in good hands. Michael felt the same, and we like to think he still does.


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Real Steel

Shawn Levy Replacing Peter Berg on Real Steel
Source:The Hollywood Reporter
September 16, 2009


Shawn Levy has signed on to direct DreamWorks' Real Steel, replacing Peter Berg, who had been in talks to take on the futuristic robot boxing movie.

The storyline takes place in a near future where human boxing has been outlawed, and heavy, humanoid robots slug it out in the ring instead. Into this world step a father and his estranged teenage son, who train an extraordinary fighter.

"I'm thrilled to be working with Shawn on this project," DreamWorks CEO and co-chair Stacey Snider said. "He's a master of combining heart and human stories with fantastic visuals. I'm sure that in his capable hands, 'Real Steel' will be a film that touches and excites all audiences."

"Steven's passion for this project was absolutely infectious and I'm so excited to bring this story to life," Levy said. "In a movie filled with these mechanical warriors, at its core 'Real Steel' is an incredibly human story."

John Gatins (Dreamer) is writing the most recent draft of the screenplay.

Angry Films' Don Murphy and Susan Montford are producing. Steven Spielberg will executive produce along with ImageMovers' Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke. Levy also will serve in a producing capacity.


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=59170


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Xombie
DreamWorks is in negotiations to buy "Xombie," a pitch about a zombie who is also a policeman, from cop-turned-writer Will Beall, with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci in talks to produce.

"Xombie" is based on a Devil's Due comic book by James Farr, itself based on his online animated series. Farr's creation centers on a zombie cop named Dirge who attempts to saves humanity's remnants, particularly a young girl named Zoe, from evil zombies.

Cindi Rice and John Frank Rosenblum of Epic Level Entertainment would executive produce along with Kurtzman/Orci's Bobby Cohen and Steven T. Puri.

Beall also is adapting his debut novel "L.A. Rex," about a policeman patrolling the gang-ridden area of the 77th Division in South Los Angeles, for producer Scott Rudin.


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Motorcade

Jon Cassar drives 'Motorcade'
'24' director takes on first studio feature
By MICHAEL FLEMING

DreamWorks is revving up again on "Motorcade," setting as director Jon Cassar, best known as co-executive producer and a prolific helmer of the Fox TV drama "24."

The studio hopes to get the picture into production by late summer or early fall 2010, and DreamWorks is eyeing Ryan Reynolds to play the disgraced Secret Service agent who happens to be in the wrong place at the right time when the U.S. president is kidnapped in New York.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing.

Billy Ray continues to work on a script that was originated by Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell.

The drama has been a priority for DreamWorks and was one of the projects Tom Cruise seriously considered when "Live Free or Die Hard" helmer Len Wiseman was attached.

Reynolds, who will next star in the Martin Campbell-directed "Green Lantern" for Warner Bros. next spring, has not signed on at this point.

Though Cassar will be making his first big studio feature after a TV directing career, he's a strong match for the material. He directed 59 episodes of "24" and the spinoff telepic "24: Redemption" but left the show to pursue a feature career.

Paradigm reps Cassar.


http://www.variety.com/article/VR111800963...d=1236&cs=1


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"Wicked" book series
DreamWorks gets 'Wicked' rights
DreamWorks has acquired the rights to the young adult book series "Wicked."
Brothers Aaron and Matthew Benay have signed on to write the adaptation based on their own pitch. The Gotham Group will produce.

Written by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, the five-book series centers on a young woman who learns she is a descendant of a powerful coven of witches. Complications arise when she falls in love with a boy who turns out to be a member of a rival coven.

The first two books in the bestselling series, "Witch" and "Curse," were published in 2002, followed by "Legacy" and "Spellbound" in 2003. The fifth book, "Resurrection," was published in July.

The Benays wrote the screenplay "1906"; Pixar, Warner Bros. and director Brad Bird are working on the project for a 2012 release.


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Ghost in the Shell (live-action)

DreamWorks has tapped scribe Laeta Kalogridis to adapt the Japanese manga property "Ghost in the Shell."
DreamWorks is making the futuristic police thriller as a 3D live-action film.

Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul of Seaside Entertainment are attached to produce and originally brought the project to DreamWorks.

Created by Masamune Shirow, "Ghost in the Shell" was first published in 1989. It went on to generate two more manga editions, three anime film adaptations and an anime TV series. The second anime film, "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence," was released in the U.S. by DreamWorks in 2004.

Jamie Moss was the original writer hired when DreamWorks bought the property last year.

Kalogridis wrote and exec produced Martin Scorsese's upcoming thriller "Shutter Island," which stars Leonardo DiCaprio


http://www.variety.com/article/VR111801030...yid=13&cs=1

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Substitute Husband
DreamWorks has acquired the pitch "Substitute Husband" from scribe Michelle McGrath and actor Hayes MacArthur.

Plot details for the high-concept comedy are being kept under wraps. There are no producers yet attached to the project.

McGrath's credits include the screenplay "Chip on the Old Block," which she sold to Universal. She also penned a draft of "Lights Out" for Paramount.

She is repped by UTA, Benderspink and attorney Howard Abramson.

Hayes, who was recently cast in Warner Bros.' "Life as We Know It," will next be seen in the DreamWorks comedy "She's Out of My League," opposite Jay Baruchel. His TV credits include "How I Met Your Mother," "Pushing Daisies" and "Entourage."

He is repped by CAA, Flutie Entertainment and attorney Todd Rubenstein.


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Someone in the Dark

DreamWorks takes 'Dark' screenplay
Carlos Brooks attached as director, exec producer
By Jay A. Fernandez
Oct 28, 2009, 03:40 PM ET
DreamWorks Studios has purchased the original screenplay "Someone in the Dark," written by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small.

Writer-director Carlos Brooks, who came to the scribes with the idea, is attached to helm and executive produce. Gavin Polone and Marc Haimes, a former DreamWorks exec, are in negotiations to produce.

DreamWorks exec Jonathan Eirich brought the script in to the studio, and production co-president Mark Sourian picked it up preemptively.

The script is described by the studio as a teen thriller, but they are keeping details under wraps.

DreamWorks has been active in the new material market lately, picking up the Will Beall comic-book adaptation pitch "Xombie," the Michelle McGrath and Hayes MacArthur pitch "Substitute Husband" and the Aaron and Matthew Benay pitch "Wicked," an adaptation from a series of young-adult novels.

Blaney, Small and Brooks are repped by Original Artists and 59 Management.

Brooks wrote and directed the 2008 Sundance feature "Quid Pro Quo," and directed the forthcoming thriller "Burning Bright."


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/conten...8161931e6d652ba


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Untitled Gershwin biopic

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DreamWorks cues up Gershwin
Doug Wright wrote script for composer biopic
By TATIANA SIEGEL

DreamWorks is tuning up a biopic on composer George Gershwin.
Company has picked up a screenplay by "Memoirs of a Geisha" scribe Doug Wright about the iconic musician. Marc Platt ("Wanted") is producing alongside singer and pianist Michael Feinstein.

DreamWorks declined comment on the project. Insiders say deal is near complete, and DreamWorks plans to develop project in the vein of a Martin Luther King Jr. biopic on which the company -- headed by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider -- began work in May after inking a deal with the King estate.

Story will span Gershwin's life, from his humble beginnings in Brooklyn as the child of Russian immigrants to his early death in Hollywood in 1937 at age 38. During his career, he wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows with his older brother Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin's music, which spanned popular and classical genres, continues to be used regularly in commercials, TV and films. His "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris" remain among the most recognizable musical works throughout the world. Gershwin's life story has spawned a number of books as well as the 1945 Warner Bros. pic "Rhapsody in Blue."

Feinstein is an expert on Gershwin. Early in his career, he worked for Ira Gershwin, who hired him to catalog his collection of phonograph records. Feinstein spent six years excavating Ira's home on Beverly Hills' Roxbury Drive, archiving the works of Ira and George.

Feinstein has recorded several albums of Gershwin music over the years including "Nice Work if You Can Get It" and "Michael and George."

Wright, whose screenplay "Town House" is being developed as a Zach Galifianakis-Amy Adams starrer for Fox 2000, recently adapted and directed the play "Creditors," which opened at La Jolla Playhouse to kudos.


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Doggy Day Care

DreamWorks boards 'Doggy Day Care'
Family tale written by Laurie Craig
By Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit
Oct 29, 2009, 03:13 PM ET
Scribe Laurie Craig has sold her pitch "Doggy Day Care" to DreamWorks Studios.

The comedy is about what really happens when dogs get together without human supervision. Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas ("Mona Lisa Smile") and Julie Goldstein ("Chicago"), who created the original story with Craig, are producing.

DreamWorks exec Chloe Dan brought the project to the studio.

"We were utterly charmed by the story they have crafted, and we think audiences will love it as much as we did," said DreamWorks co-president of production Holly Bario.

DreamWorks recently produced another canine-centric family film, "Hotel for Dogs," which Paramount released in January to a $113 million worldwide gross.

Craig, who is repped by Original Artists, wrote the screenplay for the DreamWorks feature "Paulie" and co-wrote "Ella Enchanted." She also co-wrote the adaptation of the Beverly Cleary book, "Ramona and Beezus," which Fox 2000 is producing for an August release.

She most recently wrote "Left Tern" for Fox Animation.


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