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Lionsgate consider rebooting Saw

Lionsgate are considering a reboot of the positively ancient Saw franchise, which has produced thirty-four sequels since the first flick debuted in the late 18th century. The news comes from Bloody Disgusting, who suggest that a remake is merely being mulled by the studio, and they may indeed bankroll another sequel instead. Exaggerations aside, 2012 will mark […]

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Twilight won’t be rebooted anytime soon

Summit Entertainment has told Deadline there are no plans to reboot the soon-to-conclude Twilight saga. Rumours have been swirling online – as rumours as wont to do – that Summit’s parent company Lionsgate plan to reboot the vampiric love story on the fifth anniversary of the original film’s release. Summit’s official comment is thus: ”We […]

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The Expendables might become a TV series

Sylvester Stallone‘s testosterone-fuelled Expendables films could find new life as a TV series, Deadline has revealed. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer was reporting his company’s fourth quarter reports via conference call, and hinted that franchises like RED and Step Up – recently acquired in their Summit purchase – could be headed to television screens as ongoing series. Thought Feltheimer did not mention The […]

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Charlie Kaufman adapting Hunger Games-esque novel

Lionsgate, the studio that brought Young Adult novel The Hunger Games to the screen, is eyeing its next big franchise: Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking series. But here’s the really interesting part. According to Deadline, Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has been tapped to adapt it. Ness’ books concern […]

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Francis Lawrence to helm Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire

Francis Lawrence sits atop the Cornucopia victorious. Lionsgate has confirmed the I Am Legend director will helm their Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. He replaces outgoing director Gary Ross, who exited on account of not having “the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted.” Lawrence reportedly beat Bennett Miller, […]

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David Cronenberg to direct Catching Fire?

Canada’s finest, David Cronenberg, is on Lionsgate’s shortlist of potential directors for their Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. According to the L.A. Times, the studio is also interested in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban helmer Alfonso Cuarón, and Biutiful director Alejandro González Iñárritu, among others. After weeks of speculation, Gary Ross announced on […]

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Nic Cage’s stolen comic book to get its own movie

Not only is Nicolas Cage starring in every film under the sun, but now he’s also inspiring films based on his life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate has purchased a new comedy from screenwriters Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon entitled Action No. 1. The film centres on the real theft of Cage’s ultra-rare issue of Action Comics (No. […]

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American Psycho remake in the works

Another week, another inexplicable remake. This time, it’s of Mary Harron‘s American Psycho, based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis. According to Variety, screenwriter Noble Jones handed in his fresh take on the tale to Lionsgate last month. The original starred Christian Bale as 80s yuppie and sociopath Patrick Bateman. Deadline claims Jones’ script […]

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Matthew McConaughey returns for The Lincoln Lawyer 2

Ladies man and enemy of the shirt Matthew McConaughey is in talks to reprise his role as Mickey Haller in a sequel to the surprise hit The Lincoln Lawyer. The news was revealed by Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns on CNBC (via Deadline). Known for his lukewarm romantic comedies, McConaughey surprised many with his portrayal […]

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