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"Locke & Key" Film Finds Its Writer

"Henry Poole is Here" writer Albert Torres has been tapped to adapt IDW's award-winning "Locke & Key" for film.

Are Universal and Legendary Planning a Namor Movie?

Are Universal and Legendary Planning a Namor Movie?

What are the odds the newly "Untitled 2016 Event Project" from Universal and Legendary is actually a Sub-Mariner movie?

"Tron" Writer Joins Adaptation of Bendis Graphic Novel "Fire"

Jesse Wigutow, Disney's "Tron: Legacy" sequel writer, is reportedly on board to script the adaptation of early Brian Michael Bendis work "Fire."

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SPINOFF REVIEW: "Riddick" Returns to its Roots

Vin Diesel and writer/director David Twohy's third trip to the world of "Riddick" is small in scale but big in heart as the franchise goes back to basics in the enjoyable action film.

Vin Diesel Discusses

Vin Diesel Discusses "Riddick," Sci-Fi, Fandom & the Future of Film

The once and future Riddick talks about bringing the killer character back to life for a more intimate, but no less exciting sci-fi adventure, fighting David Bautista and the future of filmmaking.

Universal Options BOOM! Studios'

Universal Options BOOM! Studios' "Day Men" For Film

Universal Pictures has optioned Michael Alan Nelson, Matt Gagnon and Brian Stelfreeze's recent BOOM! Studios vampire series "Day Men" for its next comic book adaptation film.

"R.I.P.D." Dead on Arrival at Box Office

The Ryan Reynolds-Jeff Bridges supernatural comedy "R.I.P.D.," based on Dark Horse's 2000 comics series, was buried at the domestic box office by the record-breaking horror film "The Conjuring."

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SDCC: "Kick-Ass 2" Unleashes Extended Red-Band Trailer

Timed to coincide with the Comic-Con International panel, Universal Pictures has debuted an extended red-band trailer for "Kick-Ass 2" featuring lots of profanity and violence, and a little John Romita Jr. artwork.

"R.I.P.D." Stars Dish On Pigs, Billy-Goats & Indian Food

Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds and Mary-Louise Parker tell CBR News all about the dynamics on set of "R.I.P.D.," how they passed their time, and how eating is the greatest stunt of them all.

Movie Legends Revealed: The Strange Tale of How

Movie Legends Revealed: The Strange Tale of How "Scarface" Beat the X Rating

Say hello to Brian Cronin's little friend as this week's Movie Legends Revealed examines whether there's an X-rated director's cut of Brian De Palma's 1983 gangster film "Scarface."

Universal Unlocks

Universal Unlocks "Locke & Key" Adaptation with Kurtzman & Orci

Universal Pictures has officially optioned Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez' acclaimed IDW series "Locke & Key," with go to genre screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci attached to write.

Universal Releases New International

Universal Releases New International "Kick-Ass 2" Trailer

Universal has released a second international trailer for "Kick-Ass 2" that places the focus squarely on busting skulls and, well, kicking ass. The movie, based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s comic, opens Aug. 16.

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International "R.I.P.D." Trailer Reveals New Footage

A recently released international trailer for Universal's "R.I.P.D." film gives a closer look at the plot and concept behind the big screen adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics series.

Reynolds & Bridges Battle Undead In First

Reynolds & Bridges Battle Undead In First "R.I.P.D." Trailer

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the film adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' "R.I.P.D." starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. The movie hits theaters July 19.

Universal Teases

Universal Teases "R.I.P.D.," "2 Guns," "Kick-Ass 2," "Fast 6" at CinemaCon

At CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Universal Pictures touted its summer slate, including comic-book films "R.I.P.D.," "2 Guns" and "Kick-Ass 2," and revealed details on sequels to "Fast & Furious," "Bourne Legacy" & More.

Universal Pictures Unloads First

Universal Pictures Unloads First "2 Guns" Trailer

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for "2 Guns," the adaptation of Steven Grant and Mataes Santolouco's crime comic starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

"Pitch Perfect" Director & Producers On the Return of the Movie Musical

"Pitch Perfect" director Jason Moore and producers Max Handelman & Paul Brooks discuss the cyclical nature of musicals, settling on the right songs, and celebrating the passion of competitive a cappella.

"Pitch Perfect" Writer Kay Cannon On Song Selections and In-Jokes

Veteran "30 Rock" writer Kay Cannon talks about making her feature debut with the musical comedy "Pitch Perfect," which she describes as "'Bring It On' in the a cappella world."

Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow Discuss Making

Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow Discuss Making "Pitch Perfect"

Co-stars Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow discuss early on-stage mishaps, musical mash-ups, on-set camaraderie and Universal Pictures' "Pitch Perfect," which opens Friday nationwide.

Actress Rebel Wilson Proves Herself

Actress Rebel Wilson Proves Herself "Pitch Perfect"

Australian actress Rebel Wilson discusses her role in Universal Pictures’ musical comedy "Pitch Perfect," her roundabout route to Hollywood and mermaid dancing.

"Kick-Ass 2" Gets Release Date, Adds Chestnut, Emms to Cast

Universal Pictures has set a June 28, 2013 release date for director Jeff Wadlow's "Kick-Ass 2," which has added Morris Chestnut and Robert Emms to the cast of the superhero action-comedy.

"Bourne Legacy" Stars, Director Talk Stunts and Franchise's Future

The stars, writers and director of "The Bourne Legacy" discuss filming, fight training and the future of Universal Pictures' $1 billion action franchise.

Universal In Talks To Make, Distribute

Universal In Talks To Make, Distribute "Kick-Ass 2"

Universal Pictures is in talks to make and distribute "Kick-Ass 2," the sequel to Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s comic series.

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WC12: Rupert Sanders on "Snow White and the Huntsman"

Director Rupert Sanders met with the press at WonderCon to discuss his feature film debut with Universal Pictures' big-budget "Snow White and the Huntsman."

WC12: Universal’s

WC12: Universal’s "Battleship" & "Snow White and the Huntsman"

Directors Peter Berg and Rupert Sanders appeared at WonderCon to discuss "Battleship" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," along with stars Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Alexander Skarsgård and Brooklyn Decker.

Denzel Washington Eyes

Denzel Washington Eyes "2 Guns"

Denzel Washington is in early talks to star in Universal Pictures' "2 Guns," based on the crime comic by Steven Grant and Mataes Santolouco. SPINOFF has the details.

Olsen And Akinnuoye-Agbaje On Monsters, Method &

Olsen And Akinnuoye-Agbaje On Monsters, Method & "The Thing"

"NCIS: Los Angeles" star Eric Christian Olsen and"Lost" and "Oz" alum Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje discuss their roles in the Universal Pictures prequel "The Thing."

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Channels Ripley In

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Channels Ripley In "The Thing" Prequel

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, star of the Universal Pictures prequel "The Thing," discusses the roles of women in horror movies, flamethrowers and her love of John Carpenter's 1982 classic.

"Wanted" Writers Return for Sequel

Universal has hired original screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas to script the frequently discussed sequel to 2008's "Wanted" film based on Mark Millar and JG Jones' Top Cow series.

The CBR Review:

The CBR Review: "Cowboys & Aliens"

Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens" is a solid film that will please fans of the Western and sci-fi genres, offering solid performances from a likable ensemble who elevate the film above its few flaws.

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Second "Cowboys & Aliens" Trailer Debuts

Universal Pictures has released the second trailer for "Cowboys & Aliens" directed by Jon Favreau. The film stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde and will be released July 29, 2011. UPDATED with screenshots.

"Cowboys and Aliens" Super Bowl Spot Debuts Early

Director Jon Favreau has released the "Cowboys and Aliens" Super Bowl ad a few hours early, giving fans an advance glimpse at the sci-fi Western adventure.

"Cowboys" & Writers: Roberto Orci

"Cowboys & Aliens" writer/producer Roberto Orci spoke with CBR News about the excitement and challenges in creating a Western/Sci-Fi film and getting an education on the Western from Steven Spielberg.

Favreau Mixes

Favreau Mixes "Cowboys & Aliens"

Jon Favreau spoke with CBR News about the joining together of Western and sci-fi films in "Cowboys & Aliens" with the director expressing his confidence in his ability to successful merge the two genres.

On the Set of

On the Set of "Cowboys & Aliens"

CBR News visited the set of "Cowboys & Aliens" and spoke with director Jon Favreau and members of the cast about working in the dramatic New Mexico desert and the special opportunity to make a Western with aliens.

"Cowboys & Aliens" Trailer Hits Web

Get a first look at director Jon Favreau's follow up to "Iron Man" as Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford prove unlikely allies in an Old West shootout against visitors from beyond the stars in "Cowboys & Aliens."

SPINOFF: Dowdle Brothers Talk

SPINOFF: Dowdle Brothers Talk "Devil"

The producer/director team behind M. Night Shyamalan's latest horror movie tell Spinoff Online how they keep it in the family like the Coen Brothers, why they make scary films without slashing and whether or not "Devil" has a twist end.

SPINOFF REVIEW:

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Despicable Me"

Universal’s Despicable Me, which opens today, is a charming family film. Featuring a fine vocal performance from Steve Carrell, the film offers a journey that is well made and genuinely heartwarming.

Comic Connection: The WolfMan

Comic Connection: The WolfMan

With Universal Pictures' "The Wolfman" hitting theaters today, CBR takes a look through the history of the myth of the werewolf as depicted in comic books, from Marvel's Werewolf by Night to "Fables'" Big Bad Wolf and beyond.

Hopkins Takes On

Hopkins Takes On "The Wolfman"

Acclaimed actor Anthony Hopkins shared his thoughts with CBR's Jeffrey Renaud on his character in "The Wolfman," how he transformed Sir John Talbot into his own monster and what it's like living with a beard.

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