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‘Dracula’ & ‘Nottingham’ Creator Cole Haddon Inks With Verve

Exclusive: Cole Haddon, who created NBC’s Dracula and BBC America’s Nottingham, has signed with Verve. Most recently, Haddon wrote the script for Small Things, an adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson novella that is set up at 20th Century Fox with Hutch Parker producing. The plot centers on a disgraced scientist sent to an island that has been overrun by advanced forms of nanotechnology that swirl through the jungle, consuming raw materials. Haddon has his original spec Levi…
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‘Dracula’ & ‘Nottingham’ Creator Cole Haddon Inks With Verve

Exclusive: Cole Haddon, who created NBC’s Dracula and BBC America’s Nottingham, has signed with Verve. Most recently, Haddon wrote the script for Small Things, an adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson novella that is set up at 20th Century Fox with Hutch Parker producing. The plot centers on a disgraced scientist sent to an island that has been overrun by advanced forms of nanotechnology that swirl through the jungle, consuming raw materials. Haddon has his original spec Levi…
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Horror Highlights: The Strange Case Of The Disappearing Man, Wizard World Cleveland, Cavity Colors, Blue Underground, Apocalypse Kiss, NJ Horror Con

Dark Horse's The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man comic book series tops today's Horror Highlights, which also includes Wizard World Cleveland, new releases (respectively) from Cavity Colors and Blue Underground, Apocalypse Kiss, and the New Jersey Horror Con.

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man Comic Book Series: Press Release: "Milwaukie, Ore., (March 14, 2017)—Victorian horror fans, rejoice! Dark Horse is delighted to announce the follow-up to 2011’s cult classic The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde, with The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man. Mr. Hyde’s Cole Haddon brings fans even more Thomas Adye adventures, while Sebastián Cabrol (Thief: Tales from the City, Caliban) lends his beautiful art to the story, and Hernán Cabrera (Caliban) brings the art to life with his gorgeously grotesque color palette.

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man finds Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard struggling to return to normalcy after his run-in with
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Inspector Thomas Adye Returns in The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man

Victorian horror fans, rejoice! Dark Horse Comics has announced the new series The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man, which is a follow-up to 2011’s cult classic The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde. Mr. Hyde’s Cole Haddon brings fans even… Continue Reading →

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‘Robopocalypse’ Author Daniel H. Wilson Sells ‘Avtomat’ Novel To Fox

Exclusive: In a whopping pre-holiday deal, Fox has made a preemptive acquisition of screen rights to Avtomat, the next novel by Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson. The deal closed late Friday, with Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson (not the author) producing through Hutch Parker Entertainment. They are shepherding an adaptation of Wilson's novella Small Things with scribe Cole Haddon. The deal is high-six against seven figures if the movie gets made. Wilson is best known for…
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Fox, Hutch Parker Set ‘Dracula’ Creator Cole Haddon To Adapt Daniel H. Wilson Novella ‘Small Things’

Fox, Hutch Parker Set ‘Dracula’ Creator Cole Haddon To Adapt Daniel H. Wilson Novella ‘Small Things’
Exclusive: Fox has set Cole Haddon (he created NBC’s Dracula) to adapt Small Things, an adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson novella about nanotechnology gone mad. Hutch Parker is producing. Wilson, who wrote the book Robopocalypse that Steven Spielberg once was hot to direct, wrote Small Things as part of the short-story collection Robot Uprisings. The tale follows a disgraced scientist who is sent to an island that has been overrun by advanced forms of nanotechnology that…
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The 10 new versions of Robin Hood in the works

Rob Leane Mar 7, 2017

Margot Robbie's Marian movie brings our list of upcoming Robin Hood adaptations up to ten...

You don’t need us to remind you, but these days Hollywood and TV executives seem to have one target in mind – big franchises, hopefully with spin-offs and tie-ins galore across all possible forms of media.

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An interesting consequence of all this is that the entertainment industry has begun looking beyond capes and cowls in their ‘what can we make a franchise out of?’ discussions. ‘What about other sorts of legendary characters?’ you can imagine them asking, before a big eureka moment… ‘What about Robin bloody Hood?!’

Almost simultaneously, it seems like every studio in Hollywood has latched to this idea of launching a Robin Hood franchise. TV production companies are getting in on it, too. It’s easy
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The 10 new versions of Robin Hood in development

Film, TV and games companies have big plans for legendary tights-wearer Robin Hood. Here’s our primer on all the new versions…

Note: we've taken images from old Robin Hood projects because these new films and things, um, don't exist yet. Maximum geek points to whoever can remember what they're all from.

You don’t need us to remind you, but these days Hollywood and TV executives seem to have one target in mind – big franchises, hopefully with spin-offs and tie-ins galore across all possible forms of media.

An interesting consequence of all this is that the entertainment industry has begun looking beyond capes and cowls in their ‘what can we make a franchise out of?’ discussions. ‘What about other sorts of legendary characters?’ you can imagine them asking, before a big eureka moment… ‘What about Robin bloody Hood?!’

Almost simultaneously, it seems like every studio in Hollywood has latched
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Edgar Wright Is Working On A Steampunk Charles Dickens Adaptation, Get The Details

Edgar Wright has been working to fill up his plate after departing Marvel.s Ant-Man. He quickly moved on to sci-fi film, Grasshopper Jungle and a rock-and-roll car chase film, entitled Baby Driver, and now his latest project will turn Charles Dickens. classic novel Oliver Twist into a steampunk adventure. The new project, entitled Dodge and Twist stems from Oliver Twist but is also based somewhat off of a book of the same title written by former Doctor Who comic writer, Tony Lee. The story will be a be set in 19th century, Victorian steampunk England and while it does share some qualities with Lee.s novel, Wright.s name attached promises a more comedic element to it. According to Film Divider, the project has been in the works for a while. First, screenwriter Cole Haddon of the Dracula TV series penned a script, then Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours and Slumdog
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Edgar Wright Wrote a Steampunk Sequel to Oliver Twist

Writer and director Edgar Wright has completed a script for an interesting new film called Dodge and Twist. The story is set in the 19th century, and it's set in a steampunk Victorian England. The project was first announced back in 2013, and the first draft of the script was written by Cole Haddon, who worked on the NBC series Dracula.

Film Divider reports that the project has been kicking around at Sony Pictures for a while. Apparently, Wright does not plan to direct the feature as he is currently busy with two other films — Baby Driver and Grasshopper Jungle. The film was previously described by THR as follows:

Taking a page out of the recent Robert Downey Jr.-starring Sherlock Holmes movies, Twist takes pickpocketing rivals Oliver Twist and Artful Dodger and re-imagines them 20 years down the road. The two are on opposite sides of the law and get embroiled
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Weitz to Script 'Star Wars' Spin-off, West Directing 'Blob' Remake and Reynolds Happy 'Deadpool' is On the Way

Chris Weitz (About A Boy, Cinderella) is coming on to rewrite the script for Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off after Gary Whitta bounced after completing a first draft. THR Simon West (The Mechanic, The Expendables 2) will direct a remake of the 1958 horror classic The Blob, which will likely be a complete nightmare with West saying things such as, "With modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob. The world I create will be totally believable, immersive and emotionally satisfying. It's a thrill to introduce an enduring icon to a wider audience and a whole new era of fans." Ummmm, apparently you missed what made the first movie such a classic. Good luck with that as this won't be the first time it has been remade, but hopefully the last. Deadline Ryan Reynolds spoke with MTV about Deadpool finally getting off the ground telling the site,
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Edgar Wright Submits Dodge And Twist Screenplay

Edgar Wright Submits Dodge And Twist Screenplay
Since the Ant-Man debacle Edgar Wright has hopped to Grasshopper Jungle, revved up Baby Driver and been at work on something new with his Cornetto compadre Simon Pegg. But it turns out Wright also had time to sneak in another job: he's been writing the screenplay for the Dickensian caper Dodge And Twist.Cole Haddon and Simon Beaufoy wrote previous drafts of the adventure, but Wright has apparently started the whole thing over from scratch. He reviewed the situation and thought it out again.The Sony project is a 'steampunk reimagining' of Dickens' gruel-requesting, Fagin-following workhouse urchin, picking up Oliver and the Artful Dodger 20 years after their first encounter. The two characters are found on opposite sides of the law and a plot is afoot to unburden the Queen of her crown jewels. Because you've got to pick a pocke... ah, never mind.Dodge And Twist is based on a novel by Tony Lee,
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Edgar Wright Pens Steampunk "Oliver Twist 2"

Edgar Wright has reportedly performed a re-write on "Dodge and Twist," an action-centric, steampunk-style sequel to the Charles Dickens classic "Oliver Twist" says FilmDivider.

Sounding like it takes the Dickens story and gives it a Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"-style twist, the action picks up two decades after the novel's events. Oliver is now a cop, and the Artful Dodger is still a thief.

The two face off as Oliver tries to stop the Dodger from stealing the Crown Jewels. Characters from the original tale, other Dickens novels and history will feature in the film including a young Queen Victoria.

Wright takes over from Cole Haddon and Simon Beaufoy who penned previous drafts. Despite the title, the film is Not based on Tony Lee's novel of the same name. Ahmet Zappa and Matt Tolmach will reportedly produce.
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Edgar Wright Revising Script For Oliver Twist Sequel Dodge And Twist; Eddie Redmayne And Andrew Garfield Rumored To Star

The folks over at Film Divider (via Coming Soon) have revealed the specifics of what British filmmaker Edgar Wright has been up to since he bowed out of Marvel’s Ant-Man last year. In a surprising – and utterly exciting – turn of events, it transpires that Wright has recently submitted a script revision for Sony’s Dodge And Twist. If the name hasn’t rung a bell, then perhaps you weren’t paying attention during English.

The project originated back in 2013 when the studio jumped on The Odd Life Of Timothy Green scribe Ahmet Zappa’s original spinoff idea. Described as a steampunk sequel to Charles Dickens’ classic work of literature, Oliver Twist, Zappa’s take would pick up 20 years after the events of that novel. Two decades on, Oliver is now a police officer who is still at loggerheads with the Artful Dodger, who now attempts to steal the crown jewels.
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Edgar Wright Pens Steampunk 'Oliver Twist' Sequel 'Dodge And Twist' & Simon Pegg Writing 'Star Trek 3'

You might think a sequel to "Oliver Twist" is unnecessary, and you'd probably be correct. But what if we told you it was written by Edgar Wright? And it was going to take the Dickensian era and throw a little steampunk sauce on it? Yeah, we figured you might be warming up to the idea now. Film Divider reports the Wright has done a full-blown rewrite of "Dodge And Twist" for Sony. Conceived by Ahmet Zappa ("The Odd Life Of Timothy Green"), with Cole Haddon (NBC series "Dracula") working out the story, and Simon Beaufoy ("Slumdog Millionaire," "127 Hours") writing an initial draft, Wright's tale brings a new dimension to the long-brewing project that centers on Twist and the Artful Dodger, 20 years after the events in the Dickens novel, and plunks them into a Victorian-era  heist film. But if you think Wright will direct, guess again. He's got "Baby Driver" coming up,
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Dave Stewart’s ‘Zombie Broadway’ comic book shuffling to big screen

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(Cbr) Eurythmics member and record producer Dave Stewart will begin production on a film adaptation of his Virgin Comics graphic novel "Zombie Broadway," Deadline reports. Described as a “horror musical,” "Zombie Broadway" lives up to the promise of its eye-catching title: usical theater actors fight off waves of the undead with the power of song. The 2008 graphic novel was created by Stewart along with David Harris and co-writer Christine Schenley. The film has already found a screenwriter and director in Cole Haddon (NBC’s "Dracula") and acclaimed music video director Jonas Akerlund, respectively. “I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of film married with a story and music,” Stewart said. “Jonas [Akerlund] has shot loads of music videos, but one of the first ones that caught my attention was ‘Smack My Bitch Up.’ I was not let down when I met him, not only with his wild imagination but his
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Zombie Broadway Adaptation is Something That Might Happen

Cole Haddon of NBC's short-lived Dracula series has been tapped to pen a screen adaptation of Zombie Broadway. The property was created by Dave Stewart - co-creator of the Eurythmics - and published by Virgin Comics.

Set against the backdrop of New York City during a zombie apocalypse, the story concerns a few survivors who try to use one last resort to "tame" the undead - the power of music and theater - before the President drops a nuclear bomb on the city to eradicate the threat.

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Dave Stewart’s ‘Zombie Broadway’ Heading To Big Screen

While we would be the first to say that comic book adaptations need to slow down at the moment…this is one we can definitely excuse! It has been revealed that Zombie Broadway will be heading to the big screens, and it has got some pretty big people attached.

The graphic novel, created by Dave Stewart, David Harris and Christine Schenley, tells the story of a zombie outbreak in New York City that can only be stopped by the song and dance of the Broadway stage. Dracula creator Cole Haddon will pen the script, while Jonas Åkerlund is set to take on directing duties.

Stewart did reveal back in 2012 that Zombie Broadway would be happening with Åkerlund attached to direct, but it has only been recently that the project has had the push forward with The Butler producers Pam Williams and David Jacobson attached. Stewart is of course known for
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Dave Stewart Unleashes Zombie Broadway

Dave Stewart Unleashes Zombie Broadway
You would be forgiven for thinking that every possible zombie story has been explored by this point. But they’re a tricky, adaptable lot, those undead types, and Eurythmics co-creator, record producer, composer and, in 2008, comic book writer Dave Stewart thinks he has a good idea, adapting his Zombie Broadway title for the screen.Stewart originally created the graphic novel for Virgin Comics with David Harris and Christine Schenley. Now he has Jonas Akerlund on to direct and Cole Haddon writing the script.Zombie Broadway – which will also be a musical movie with tunes by Stewart and Michael Bradford – offers exactly what the title implies: a group of theatre performers have to see off a zombie epidemic with the power of show tunes. There’s no studio or financing company attached yet, but Stewart is hoping that it’ll be shooting at some point next year. Sounds like it could
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‘Zombie Broadway’ Heading To Screen From Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart

‘Zombie Broadway’ Heading To Screen From Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart
Exclusive: Eurythmics co-creator and record producer Dave Stewart is moving forward on Zombie Broadway, a feature adaptation of his 2008 Virgin Comics graphic novel about an undead uprising on the Great White Way. Along with The Butler producers Pam Williams and David Jacobson, Stewart has tapped Cole Haddon (NBC’s Dracula) to script and Spun helmer Jonas Akerlund to direct the horror musical in which a group of Broadway performers battle zombies with the power of showtunes. Start-up financing firm First Artist Ventures secured early development financing for the project and producers are taking the script to financiers and talent with the aim of filming in 2015.

Stewart created the original Zombie Broadway graphic novel with David Harris and Christine Schenley. He’ll executive produce the musical, described as The Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Bullets Over Broadway, and has already written the music with Michael Bradford. During his three-decade career the
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