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Paramount, Universal and Disney Plan Super Bowl Ads

January 10, 2012

Even if you’re not into football, the Super Bowl is generally a great time for movie fans just for the broadcast’s trailer premieres. The Los Angeles Times has confirmed that Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures have all purchased ad space during this year’s game, set to air on February 5th.

Though the specifics ads are not confirmed, new TV

Guess who? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal and Illumination Entertainment — the animation hub behind ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Hop’ among others — will team up again to produce a big-screen version of Woody Woodpecker.

Debuting in 1940 (with the voice of Mel Blanc), the Woody Woodpecker cartoons rose to prominence throughout the next twenty years. Lots of that had to do with the cartoon’s iconic theme, the only… Continue reading Woody Woodpecker Movie Developing at Universal

November 16, 2011

Another classic cartoon character looks to be getting the big screen treatment as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that a Woody Woodpecker feature film is in development from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.

The character, a troublemaking woodpecker with an iconic laugh, first appeared in one of Universal’s “Andy Panda” shorts in 1940. He was then voiced by animation legend Mel Blanc

Al Pacino in ScarfaceIn news sure to upset every gangster rap artist in the world, Deadline is reporting that Universal is hard at work on a new version of Scarface.

This updated take on Scarface (which will be the third film with the title, coming after Howard Hawks/Richard Rosson 1932 version and the ever-popular 1983 Al Pacino vehicle) will not be a remake or a sequel, but will… Continue reading Universal Readies a new 'Scarface'












In this age of endless remakes, we can’t believe it’s taken someone this long to announce a new take on ‘The Invisible Man.’ (No, we’re not counting Kevin Bacon in ‘The Hollow Man.’)

Writer-director David S. Goyer wants to revive the classic Universal horror character, who thrilled audiences back in the 1930s along with monsters Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolf Man.

Goyer, a writer on ‘The Dark… Continue reading Universal Wants to Resurrect 'The Invisible Man'