Monster High is getting double-rebooted for television, with a new animated series and the toy line's first live-action project both in the works. Deadline reports that Nickelodeon and Mattel are teaming up to develop an all-new animated series adaptation along with a live-action TV movie. The network plans to premiere both Monster High adaptations in 2022. The new Monster High animated series will follow popular characters like Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, and Frankie Stein as they "navigate the hilarity of high school in the hallowed halls of Monster High." Shea Fontana ( DC Superhero Girls ) serves as the series showrunner with Claudia Spinelli overseeing the project for Nickelodeon and Christopher Keenan overseeing for Mattel. Executive producer Adam Bonnett says the reimagination of the franchise will "focus on addressing important themes of identity and empowerment for kids today." RELATED: Universal Sets October 2016 Release Date for Monster High Meanwhile, … [Read more...] about Monster High Live-Action Movie Musical & Reboot Series Are Happening at Nickelodeon
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Sony Pictures Animation issued a press release today that confirmed a report from February that The Smurfs 3 will be a completely animated reboot, with the studio bringing on Kelly Asbury ( Shrek 2 , Gnomeo and Juliet ) to direct. The studio also confirmed that Genndy Tartakovsky is directing Hotel Transylvania 2 , which has Adam Sandler returning to voice Dracula, along with the previously announced Popeye and a new project entitled Can You Imagine? that he is developing for the studio. Check out all the details in the official press release below. Sony Pictures Animation today gave an update on their lineup of upcoming projects-which includes the animated motion picture debut of a classic comic strip figure, an original tale from one of the form's most multi-faceted filmmakers, as well as the continued expansion of two of the studio's most popular worlds. RELATED: Monster Pets: A Hotel Transylvania Short Arrives in Celebration of Pets Day This Sunday … [Read more...] about Sony Announces Smurfs Reboot and Hotel Transylvania 2
Ready your salt servers for this latest rumor, as a new insider report claims that Sony Pictures has reportedly expressed interest in bringing back director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire for Spider-man 4 , continuing the franchise they started back in 2002. Now, while this latest Spidey rumor will require a fist full of salt to help it go down, it is worth remembering that, not only is there heavy speculation that Maguire will return to the role for the MCU's Spider-Man: No Way Home , but that both Marvel and DC are planning on going to some crazy places as they branch out into exploring the multiverse. The report goes on to state that, for now at least, this is simply an idea that is being considered by Sony and that neither Sam Raimi nor Tobey Maguire have yet discussed the possibility of a fourth movie in their Spider-Man series. The hope though is that Raimi would return to direct, with Maguire suiting up once again, and that Spider-Man 4 would somehow work … [Read more...] about Spider-Man 4 Rumored to Reunite Sam Raimi & Tobey Maguire at Sony
Dulquer Salmaan is all set to play a police officer for the first time, in the upcoming movie Salute . The actor-producer wrapped up the shooting of the highly anticipated project, which is directed by Rosshan Andrrews, recently. The exciting news was announced by Dulquer Salmaan himself with a social media post. " And it's a wrap!! Bidding adieu to Aravind Karunakaran with a #Salute. Thank you Roshan chetta for giving me this opportunity. I absolutely enjoyed it. Thank you for all the kind words. It was our pleasure at Wayfarer Films to work with you and the entire team. Every cast member and crew member worked on the film like it was their own and it was close knit family doing their best. My love and gratitude to each and every one of you. Can't wait to share the movie with the world, " wrote Dulquer Salmaan in his post. The actor also shared an interesting picture clicked with director Rosshan Andrrews on his post. As reported earlier, Dulquer … [Read more...] about Dulquer Salmaan Wraps Up Salute; Pens Heartfelt Note!
Gossip Girl and Chuck executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have signed on to write and produce Universal's long gestating adaptation Monster High . We first reported on this project back in June 2010, when Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar signed on to write the screenplay, although they are no longer involved. No plot details were released, but the story will be based on Mattel's toy line of the same name, which features the teenage children of iconic monsters. The toys are popular with tween and teen girls. RELATED: Monster High Live-Action Movie Musical & Reboot Series Are Happening at Nickelodeon The writers are producing under their Fake Empire production company, alongside Craig Zadan , Neil Meron and Mattel's newly-formed Playground Productions, which was launched last month and is also overseeing Legendary's Hot Wheels and Dolphin Entertainment's Max Steel . The company also has Masters of the … [Read more...] about Monster High Adds Writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage