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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Universal’

Nintendo Rides At Universal Theme Parks To Become A Reality

Gamers everywhere rejoice. Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts just announced that they will be creating “spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds” to Universal theme parks. The agreement between these two giants is seen as a major move by Nintendo to expand the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property. Nintendo may …

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Steve Jobs Movie Finds New Life at Universal

The Steve Jobs movie has life, as Universal Pictures has decided to pick up the recently-abandoned project. Last week, Sony Pictures abruptly ditched the high-profile film. It appeared that the company had become a bit frustrated with the project, which had been sitting in limbo watching an acting/directing carousel spin – despite having a completed script since January. Rumor had …

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50 Shades Of Grey Trailer Too Hot For Television

If you were excited to see the full trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey tomorrow morning on TV, then prepare to be disappointed. NBC was going to show it all, but they have since declared it “too-hot-for-morning-TV”. Instead, only a clip of the trailer will be shown, with the full version to be published on Today‘s website. The rest of …

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Harry Potter Wizarding World’s Diagon Alley Opening Date Still Not Set

If you’re excited to visit Universal Orlando’s latest and great upcoming Harry Potter themed attraction, Diagon Alley, you’re going to have to hold on to your wands, because it may be awhile. The date is currently not fixed, but plans are that it will open sometime this summer. According to Reuters, the park expects an attendance increase due to the …

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Sofia Coppola in Talks to Direct ‘Little Mermaid’

Sofia Coppola is apparently in talks to direct a live-action version of the 1837 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, for Universal and Working Title, THR reported Wednesday. The “intention is to move quickly,” sources said. Coppola, director of Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, would replace Joe Wright, who was initially named to helm the project. Wright instead turned his attention to Pan, the …

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‘Fast and Furious 7’ Production on Hold

The production of Fast and Furious 7 has now been put on hold, and it is unclear if and when it may resume, following the tragic death of Paul Walker on Saturday. Director James Wan reportedly says that the film will not be thrown out entirely, but it is unknown how it will now proceed. Wan and executives at Universal …

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Tom Selleck Talks Tom Clancy and Magnum P.I.

Tom Selleck who nearly became synonymous with the word “mustache” in the 1980’s recently spoke about dreams to bring the show that made him big onto the big screen itself. The handsome sixty-eight-year-old actor revealed that the late beloved author, Tom Clancy, was considering completing a script for the popular Magnum P.I. television series that ran in the 1980’s. Tom …

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Ever Thought About How Scary That Universal Studios Intro Really Is?

When you pop in a movie and see that Universal Studios opening – you know, the one with the giant logo slowly encompassing the Earth – did you ever stop and think just how terrifying it must have been to film that? Jeez. From the guys that brought you the hilarious cat-friend vs. dog-friend, check out an honest take on …

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Seth MacFarlane Reunites With Universal For Western Comedy

Apparently, Seth MacFarlane and Universal enjoyed making loads of money together on the film ‘Ted’, as they are teaming up again to release ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’. The film is being billed as a western comedy, which will see MacFarlane co-write, direct, produce, and star in the project. According to IMDB, the story will follow a …

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Disney And Vevo Team Up On Family-Friendly Music Videos

Disney and Vevo announced today that the two have teamed up on co-branded destinations on both Disney.com and Vevo. Disney will feature videos from VEVo’s catalog on Disney.com, and Disney will curate family-friendly music videos for Vevo. Presumably, the experience will be more family-friendly than the pictured “Ke$ha Vevo Takeover”. The two will also collaborate on the production of music-based …

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Netflix Grabs Warner Bros Television Dramas on the Heels of HBO/Universal Deal

In more content acquisition news for your Monday, Netflix has just announced an exclusive deal for the streaming rights to eight Warner Bros Television Group dramas. The deal allows for the shows to be shown via “traditional syndication windows and electronic sell-through services,” but Netflix will be the only online service to provide the content. Among the eight Warner Bros …

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HBO, Universal Agree to Exclusive Deal a Month After Netflix Inks Deal with Disney

Another day, another battle in the content wars. This time, we can give the victory to HBO. HBO and Universal Pictures have announced an extension of their licensing deal which will make sure that Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ movies stay on HBO for the next ten years. Of course, this isn’t a new deal. HBO and Universal have had …

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