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Borys Kit

Senior Film Writer

Senior Film Writer Borys Kit breaks the latest scoops on movies, from acquisitions to castings to the dreaded and they-wish-he-wouldn’t-write-about reshoots (ahem, “additional photography”). He tackles big picture stories by going inside the dealmaking and goings on studio lots, gets nitty-gritty about out-of-control productions, and takes out the scalpel for post-mortems on movies when they underperform at the box office. His specialty is writing about the geek and comic book worlds, a path set for him when he ran away from home at the age of six when his parents wouldn’t let him watch a Spider-Man movie. (Don’t worry, he came back later when it started getting dark.) And he is the creator of THR’s award-winning blog, Heat Vision.

‘Jurassic World’ Director Found in ‘Rogue One’ Filmmaker Gareth Edwards

The dinosaurs are ready to roam once again. Gareth Edwards is in talks to direct Universal’s latest installment of the Jurassic World franchise and to step into shoes that were worn, if ever so briefly, by Bullet Train filmmaker David Leitch. Universal and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners are moving as fast as hungry velociraptors on […]

Agency Shake-Up: Bill Weinstein Out as Verve CEO

Literary agency Verve has parted ways with CEO Bill Weinstein. “We thank Bill as a co-founder and for his 14 years of service and wish him nothing but success in his future,” Verve leadership said in a statement Monday. No reason was given by the agency, although the decision “was made after thoughtful deliberation by […]

After 70 Years, EC Comics Returns from the Crypt in Oni Press Deal

In the early 1950s, EC Comics was the bad boy of comic publishers. Its comics such as Tales From the Crypt, Weird Science and Two-Fisted Tales sold millions in mid-century America. Unfortunately, its stories — at times shocking, horrifying, and even progressive — also drew scrutiny and backlash, and the company found itself in the […]

Jennifer Garner in Talks to Star in Ben Affleck’s Crime Thriller ‘Animals’

Jennifer Garner may be joining Ben Affleck for his latest movie outing. The actress, who was married to the Oscar-winning filmmaker for 13 years, is in negotiations to star opposite Matt Damon in Animals, a crime thriller set up at Netflix. Affleck is directing the feature and is also producing with Damon via their Artists […]

Former Studio Executive Chris Petrikin Joins Actum as Managing Director

Former studio executive Chris Petrikin has joined Actum, the global consulting firm whose reach ranges from the halls of government to Silicon Valley. Petrikin joins the company as a managing director with the goal of building up the entertainment and media divisions of the company, which is led by former Speaker of the California Assembly […]

‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie Eyes Travis Knight as Director

Travis Knight just may have the power. The LAIKA CEO and part-time filmmaker is in early talks to direct the long-in-the-works live-action adaptation of Masters of the Universe for Amazon MGM Studios, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Knight isn’t coming alone. Chris Butler, a longtime Knight and LAIKA collaborator who wrote and co-directed ParaNorman and […]

Ewan McGregor to Star Opposite Anne Hathaway in David Robert Mitchell’s Mystery Movie at Warner Bros.

Ewan McGregor will star opposite Anne Hathaway in the untitled adventure feature that David Robert Mitchell is directing for Warner Bros. Mitchell, the filmmaker best known for the horror hit It Follows, wrote the script and is producing alongside J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella of Bad Robot. Matt Jackson is also producing via his Jackson […]

‘Karate Kid’ Found: ‘American Born Chinese’ Actor Ben Wang Nabs Lead in Sony Movie (Exclusive)

The new Karate Kid has been found. Sony Pictures has cast Ben Wang, best known as the star of Disney+ series American Born Chinese, to star in its latest installment of the coming-of-age martial arts franchise. The casting comes after a global search that saw thousands of submissions from around the world, with 10,000 entries […]

‘The Conjuring 4’ Finds Its Director With Michael Chaves (Exclusive)

New Line’s The Conjuring movie series is coming back for one last ride. Or one last rite, as it were. The project, operating currently under the simple title of The Conjuring 4, has been in the works since early last year but has finally landed on a director. And it’s a familiar visage. Michael Chaves, […]

Gary Dauberman’s Coin Operated Taps Amblin Vet as President (Exclusive)

Longtime Amblin Partners executive Mia Maniscalco has been tapped as president of Coin Operated, the production banner founded by horror multi-hyphenate Gary Dauberman. Maniscalco will oversee development and production of Coin Operated’s expanding slate, working closely with Dauberman, who has been involved in some of the biggest horror franchises of the past decade, including It, Annabelle and The Nun, […]

New ‘Predator’ Movie in the Works with Dan Trachtenberg Directing

Filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg and 20th Century Studios are going hunting again. Trachtenberg, who earned an Emmy nomination for his 2022 Predator movie Prey, is returning to the sci-fi action horror franchise to make a new installment. Titled Badlands, the new Predator feature is not a sequel to Prey, which was set in 1719 and centered […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Aegon’s Conquest Spinoff in the Works From ‘The Batman Part II’ Writer (Exclusive)

HBO is developing another Game of Thrones spinoff series. The company is actively heating up its long-in-discussion Aegon’s Conquest idea. HBO is partnering with Mattson Tomlin, an in-demand scribe who did uncredited work on Matt Reeve’s The Batman and is co-writing its upcoming sequel, The Batman Part II. He also wrote the Keanu Reeves action […]