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Universal Takes The Demonologist

February 22, 2012

Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Andrew Pyper’s upcoming novel, The Demonologist, Deadline reports. Robert Zemeckis and his ImageMovers studio are planning to develop the text for the screen. Though the book does not yet have an official release date, an early description is as follows:

Professor David Ullman is among the world’s leading authorities on Christian religion and myth. Not that he’s a

January 10, 2012

football rises Paramount, Universal and Disney Plan Super Bowl AdsEven 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

thewoodywoodpeckershow show Woody Woodpecker Movie Developing at UniversalGuess 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

Universal Plans Woody Woodpecker

November 16, 2011

woody woodpecker Universal Plans Woody WoodpeckerAnother 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

Scarface%202%20(220%20x%20336) Universal Readies a new 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'