NEWS: In a COVID world, Warner Brothers’s adapt-or-die move ups the ante for the home-delivery model

Could virtual movie parties be the wave of the coronavirus present? Warner Bros is betting on that very concept with this Friday’s release of “SCOOB!”, the animated origin-story adventure of Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Machine crew. The film was initially destined for big-screen fun on May 15, but with theaters closed around the world, the ghost-busting crew’s latest adventure will bow on-demand ... more >


THE BEAST (De Behandeling)

A screen adaptation of the namesake Mo Hayder novel
Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts and Johan Van Assche
Directed by Hans Herbots

Welcome to the macabre world of the novels of Mo Hayder. THE BEAST (DE BEHANDELING in the original Belgian title), currently being released in European theaters, is a screen adaptation of a thriller written by Hayder, a British novelist whose recurring crime procedurals have captured the imagination of the genre’s amateurs. Struggling with his own demons police inspector Nick Cafmeyer (Geert ... more >


Junkie XL’s MAD MAX FURY ROAD punchy score: righteous | CANNES 2015

Junkie XL hails from the big beat musical movement
He's also making music for EA Sports’ Madden ’16

Chaos, wrath and bucketfuls of drumming. The movie score that Dutch-born musical artist Junkie XL composed for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD punches up the film's post-apocalyptic scenery like nobody's business. The Grammy-nominated producer and composer was approached by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures to stamp his sonic signature unto the George Miller-directed action-thriller that ... more >

Fantastic Beasts to be adapted for screen

J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. partner up again

Although the books which got turned into the "Harry Potter" franchise have reached their ending some time ago, Warner Bros won't be coming short of ideas to continue the adventure in sorcerers and wizardy anytime soon: with a payday of $ 1 billion worldwide, the studio cannot be blame, likely, for not giving up on one of its most lucrative franchises. After adapting all the J.K. Rowling books, the ... more >

Warner sued by Tolkien heirs

Oldish contract did not cover digitally-deliverable content

J.J. Tolkien's heirs are lodging a complaint against Warner Brothers and several other studios, including New Line. Warner, the producers of the popular trilogy “Lord of the Rings” and the upcoming film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” are being sued for alleged ‘morally questionable’ merchandizing by the family of their late author. The complaint alleges that the studio did not comply with ... more >

Rock of Ages


Self-destructive decadence--but no cigarette smoking
Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough and Tom Cruise
Directed by Adam Shankman

Rock of Ages, this week’s hair metal spandex singalong, asks a basic question: what’s the point of a musical? More specifically, it asks a pair of underlying questions about musicals: is enjoyment a worthy artistic goal? Is sentimental simplification acceptable in the name of fantasy and fun? On one level Rock of Ages does to the metal years of the late eighties no more or less than what ... more >

Tom Cruise in TALKS to play Kurt Cobain

NIRVANA biopic in the works at Warner Brothers

Kurt Cobain died April in 1994 in Seattle. If someone then had told you that eighteen years later Tom Cruise might be picked to play him in a biopic, would you have believed them? [Get Screen Comment NEWS delivered right to your inbox - SUBSCRIBE] According to Variety, Cruise was tapped to play the grunge rock legend in an upcoming biopic to be produced by Warner Brothers, based on a screenplay ... more >