Sony Pictures has brought on screenwriter Diablo Cody to rewrite the screenplay for their live action Barbie movie. The project was first announced in April 2014, when the studio hired Jenny Bicks to write the script. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing, with former Sony executive Amy Pascal coming aboard to produce as well.
Julia Pistor is executive producing for Mattel's Playground Productions. Our report from April 2014 revealed that the story would center on Barbie using her personal and professional skills to help others, but it isn't known if this story approach will still be used with Diablo Cody now on board. That report also stated that Sony plans on casting young stars as Barbie and Ken, while putting A-list stars around them in supporting roles. Diablo Cody's other writing credits include Jennifer's Body, Young Adult, her directorial debut Paradise and the upcoming Ricki and the Flash.Read More
Diablo Cody (Young Adult, Jennifer's Body) was brought on to do rewrites for director Fede Alvarez's The Evil Dead remake/reboot. Collider recently caught up with the celebrated screenplay writer to find out more about the project.
Evil Dead was released April 5th, 2013.Read More
Mandate Pictures announced today that Julianne Hough (Footloose) and Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek) will star in the Untitled Diablo Cody Project. Academy Award winner Diablo Cody will make her feature directorial debut from her original screenplay. Mason Novick ((500) Days of Summer) will produce. Mandate president Nathan Kahane (50/50) will executive produce alongside Diablo Cody. Nicole Brown, EVP of Production, is overseeing the project on behalf of Mandate Pictures. The project is on a fast track for a spring production start. Lionsgate is handling international sales and will present the film as part of their upcoming American Film Market slate.
The comedy follows a sheltered young woman (Hough) who loses her faith after a plane crash and decides to go to Las Vegas to experience the wild side of life. On her journey, she meets an unlikely companion (Brand) who inadvertently helps her find her true self.Read More
Sam Raimi and original producing partners Robert G. Tapert and Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) are gearing up to remake their cult sensation The Evil Dead through their long standing Ghost House Pictures partnership. Sam Raimi and Robert G. Tapert were such instant fans of Federico Alvarez's short film "Panic Attack!" that they set up a blind deal with the filmmaker and through that process have attached Federico Alvarez to write and direct the film. Federico Alvarez wrote the script with Rodolfo Sayagues. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is currently doing revisions on the draft. Ghost House is committed to renewing the franchise and has the film on the fast track.
Sam Raimi and original producing partners Robert G. Tapert and Bruce Campbell will serve as producers. Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Nicole Brown and J.R. Young will oversee the project for Ghost House. Lionsgate will handle international sales on the film.Read More
Mandate Pictures has acquired an original screenplay by Diablo Cody, Lamb of God, which will mark her feature directorial debut. Mason Novick ((500) Days of Summer) will produce. Mandate president Nathan Kahane will executive produce alongside Diablo Cody. Mandate has the project on the fast track and will begin casting right away.
The comedy follows a young conservative religious woman who loses her faith after a plane crash, decides to go to Las Vegas to live the life of a sinner, and on her journey finds her way back to her faith.Read More
According to Variety, Fox is teaming up with Diablo Cody (Juno), with a "put pilot committment" for her show Breadwinners.
Cody created Breadwinners. The project being is developed for Fox through Warner Bros. TV. Cody will executive produce it with Mason Novick.Read More
In a story from the Risky Business Blog, Diablo Cody has set up a new screenplay, Young Adult, with Mandate Pictures.
John Malkovich is going to serve as one of the executive producers. Mandate presently has this project on the fast track as it looks for a director.Read More