Live Action ‘Pokémon’ Film Recruiting Two Screenwriters


Last month, it was announced that The Pokémon Company is teaming up with Legendary Pictures to create a live action Pokémon movie. The film, which is targeting a 2017 production start date, is based on the Great Detective Pikachu video game. Now, the film is about to lock down its screenwriters. Continue reading


‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Will Get a Sequel in 2018


Universal and Illumination‘s latest animated tentpole, The Secret Life of Pets, has been a big hit at the box office this summer. The film crossed $300 million domestically and $400 million worldwide this week. And that’s not counting the numerous international markets where it has yet to open. So, unsurprisingly, the studio is pumping out a sequel sooner than later. Continue reading

Legendary Pictures Officially Acquires ‘Pokémon’ Live Action Film Rights


Earlier this year, we reported that The Pokémon Company was courting several Hollywood studios to bring Pokémon to the big screen in a live action film. Legendary Entertainment, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures were all in contention for the hot property. Since this news, the hugely successful Pokémon Go mobile game was released. Now, the tentpole has found a studio. Continue reading

Javier Bardem in Talks to Play Universal’s New Frankenstein


Universal has been recruiting several A-list actors to star in its monsters cinematic universe. Tom Cruise is headlining next year’s The Mummy reboot, which also features Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll. Additionally, Johnny Depp is attached to play The Invisible Man in his own film. Now, another big name is being sought for a key role. Continue reading

Box Office: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Opens with Massive $103.2 Million


So far, animated movies starring talking animals have done very well at the box office this year. Disney’s Zootopia and Pixar’s Finding Dory have been insanely successful, while Kung Fu Panda 3 and The Angry Birds Movie have also been hits. Now, joining the club is Universal and Illumination‘s latest animated tentpole, The Secret Life of Pets. Continue reading

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Beats ‘Tarzan’ and ‘The BFG’ in Fourth of July Showdown


This year’s Fourth of July weekend sees the release of several new movies, including Warner Bros.’ The Legend of Tarzan, Disney’s The BFG, and Universal’s The Purge: Election Year. All three films challenge Finding Dory, which has held on to the #1 spot for two weeks in a row. However, Dory is holding on to her crown for another weekend. Continue reading

New Release Date for ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Announced


After being removed from Universal‘s film schedule, the future of Legendary‘s Pacific Rim sequel was left in doubt. However, the film has seen some movement this year, with director Steven S. DeKnight and actor John Boyega coming on board. Now, a new release date has been confirmed. Continue reading