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Who loves ya, baby? If by baby we mean any of you still waiting for the Vin Diesel Kojak movie, then the answer is Universal Pictures. The studio has put the TV adaptation back on track with a new writer attached. According to Deadline, the next draft will be penned by English playwright Philip Gawthorne, who hasn’t really done anything for Hollywood yet, though he’s working… Continue reading Vin Diesel's 'Kojak' Movie is Back On With a New Writer

Wild Tales

The Six Billion Dollar Man: Damián Szifrón (above), who grew up in Argentina watching American TV shows like The Six Million Dollar Man, will now write the big-screen adaptation of the series. Mark Wahlberg will star, and Peter Berg will direct. Szifrón most recently wrote and directed the richly imaginative Wild Tales, a dazzling black comedy consisting of multiple segments… Continue reading Movie News: 'Six Billion Dollar Man' Lands Oscar-Nominated Writer; Watch Nicole Kidman in First 'Strangerland' Trailer

The Fifth Estate / Dracula Untold

Beauty and the Beast: Dan Stevens (The Guest, TV’s Downton Abbey) will star as the Beast in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, joining Emma Watson as Belle, aka Beauty. Luke Evans is in talks to play the vain, villainous Gaston. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is set to direct; what’s not yet known is… Continue reading Movie News: 'Beauty and the Beast' Nabs Its Beast and Villain; 'Barbie' Movie Secures 'Juno' Writer

The pair of Tomb Raider movies starring Angelina Jolie aren’t exactly bulletproof pieces of cinematic history. There’s no use pretending otherwise. They’re not awful, they’re just from an era where action movies were a bit uninspired, and as a result they’re a bit generic and already rather dated despite being only a little older than a decade.

So we’re guessing that no… Continue reading 'Tomb Raider' Reboot Swings Forward With 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Writer

When you’ve been around as long as The Simpsons, you eventually have to find new ways of keeping the show fresh. After 25 years, one additional trick is the idea of having a guest writer. Actually, it’s only sort of new, because while Judd Apatow is the credited pen behind this Sunday’s episode of the series, he wrote the thing as a spec script… Continue reading Discuss: Who Should Follow Judd Apatow As a Guest Writer for 'The Simpsons'?