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May 14, 2015 | 11:22 a.m.

Sony to remake ‘The Craft’ with director Leigh Janiak

Fairuza Balk as Nancy in "The Craft." (Peter Iovino)
Ready for another round of light as a feather, stiff as a board? Sony Pictures is currently working on a remake of “The Craft,” Hero Complex has confirmed. Leigh Janiak will direct and co-write the film with Phil Graziadei. The 1996 teen supernatural thriller starred Robin Tunney as a transfer student who arrives at a Los Angeles Catholic school and befriends a group of misfit amateur witches played by Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True, completing their coven. Tunney’s character, Sarah, is a natural witch, whose power comes from somewhere more pure than those of her self-taught friends. This eventually leads to conflict as the other witches strive to increase their magical powers. The original film was directed by Andrew Fleming, who co-wrote the film with Peter Filardi. Janiak made her directorial debut with the 2014 horror film “Honeymoon,” […]
April 23, 2015 | 12:07 p.m.

Animated ‘Spider-Man’ in the works with ‘Lego Movie’ directors Lord and Miller

'Spider-Man'
Make way for more Spider-Man. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have been tapped to develop an animated “Spider-Man” film, Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman announced at CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners, on Wednesday. The animated “Spider-Man” will exist independently of the live-action “Spider-Man” universe, which is in the process of being revamped under a deal between Marvel and Sony that brings the iconic webslinger into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe before swinging back to his own franchise at Sony Pictures. Lord and Miller, who are writing the treatment in addition to producing the animated feature, are the directing team behind “The Lego Movie,” “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street” and “22 Jump Street.” Spider-Man, of course, has seen many animated incarnations on TV starting with the 1967 TV series which is perhaps best […]
Feb. 10, 2015 | 1:43 p.m.

Marvel-Sony ‘Spider-Man': Who should play the new Spidey?

Who should play Spider-Man?
Sony and Marvel Studios have spun a deal that will introduce Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first in an unspecified Marvel film and then headlining his own movie in 2017. But who will play the iconic web-slinger? Fans are already rallying behind their favorite actors, with many pointing to “Percy Jackson” alumnus Logan Lerman, who was at one point a contender for the role that went to “The Amazing Spider-Man” actor Andrew Garfield, and to “Community” actor Donald Glover (also known as Childish Gambino), who was an inspiration for Marvel’s Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man, Miles Morales. Others are calling for Tobey Maguire to return to the role he originated in Sam Raimi’s 2002 blockbuster and subsequent sequels. And many want Garfield to continue in the role he’s inhabited since 2012’s reboot; last year’s sequel, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” […]
June 10, 2014 | 6:12 p.m.

‘Sonic the Hedgehog': Sony plans new movie for popular game character

The blue speedster is set to star in an upcoming hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)
Sonic the Hedgehog is headed to the big screen. Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marza Animation Planet announced Tuesday that the popular video game character will star in a hybrid computer-animated/live-action feature, produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner and Marza’s Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi. Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, alumni of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre who are also currently writing a live-action version of “The Jetsons,” will pen the script. No director has been named. Launched by SEGA (Marza’s parent company) in 1991, the Sonic franchise has sold more than 140 million games, with the irascible blue speedster also headlining multiple spinoffs, including several animated television series. The character also had a cameo in 2012’s “Wreck-It-Ralph.” Are you excited for Sonic to roll onto the big screen? Please let us know in the comment section […]
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