Hasbro lining up top talent for film adaptations including Brian Grazer producing Stretch Armstrong, Gore Verbinski directing Clue, Michal Bay helming Ouija and Ridley Scott directing Monopoly

Universal and Hasbro jointly announced that the first feature film to be released under Universal and Hasbro’s six-year partnership, Stretch Armstrong, has been dated for theatrical release on April 15, 2011. They also announced Academy Award winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, American Gangster) will team with Hasbro to bring the iconic action figure …
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Concept art from David Fincher-produced The Goon

I thought I’d share some really beautiful conceptual art from SlashFilm, for a computer-animated film based on the Eric Powell comic book The Goon. After seeing these, I’m not sure which film I’m looking forward to more. The upcoming Dark Horse Comics production is being animated by Blur Studios – the same folks that are …
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Johnny Depp keeping busy with Dante’s Inferno-based adaptation, Dark Shadows update and much more

Variety reports that Johnny Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil has nabbed film rights to the 2002 novel In the Hand of Dante by Nick Tosches. Depp will potentially star in the new project. “Dante” revolves around Dante’s masterwork The Divine Comedy, and tells parallel storylines involving Dante in 14th-century Italy, as he tries to complete …
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Pirates director to remake The Host (Gwoemul)

Looks like Gore Verbinski, who helmed The Ring and the Pirates of the Caribbean threesome, will be remaking another Asian film – this time a Korean monster movie that broke box office records in that country, and has developed sort of a cult following elsewhere. Universal and Verbinski have nabbed remake rights to the 2006 …
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Brand NEW Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Trailer

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest hits screens on July 7, 2006. In the sequel, Jack Sparrow owes an unpaid debt to Davy Jones and his army of sea-phantoms; that is, his soul. Now, he must find a way to save himself from becoming one of them, and suffering forever. Below is a link to …
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