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90’s babies will be lining up early for this.

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sega Sammy’s CG animation film production company Marza Animation Planet announced their plans to develop a film based on Sonic the Hedgehog, a $1 billion franchise, on Tuesday. The film will be produced by 22 Jump Street producer Neal H. Moritz and written by UCB’s Susser and Robichaux.

According to a statement from Columbia Pictures, Sonic will reunite Sonic with “some of the most revered and infamous characters of the franchise,” and that is including Dr. Eggman.

President of production Hannah Minghella said in the same statement:

“There are limitless stories to tell with a character like Sonic the Hedgehog, and a built-in international fan base. Along with our wonderful creative partners at Marza, we’re looking to capture everything that generations of fans know and love about Sonic while also growing his audience wider than ever before.”

For true Hedgehog fans, check out this race through 20-years of Sonic history below


Uptown Mag

Production companies are breaking their necks to see who can land the rights to film Lebron James’ high school life.

According to Variety, Universal Pictures is nearing a deal to acquiring the rights to an untitled feature project revolving around NBA superstar LeBron James’ high school career. An aggressive bidding war has seen several studios vying for the film.

“Dallas Buyers Club” producer Rachel Winter and husband Terence will produce along with James and his manager Maverick Carter. The project is based on a pitch by Frank E. Flowers.

After the film stalled in development, Rachel Winter approached James and Carter two years ago to put some life into the project and helped bring on Flowers in January to put the gears further in motion on getting this film to a studio.

The story was covered in the 2008 documentary “More Than a Game,” which followed James and his four high school teammates through their playing career together and the ups and downs that came with it while James’ fame grew.

James recently made the jump from CAA to WME, and the agency has moved quickly in getting the project out to studios. Universal is a good fit since it is already in the James business — the studio and Imagine Entertainment are developing the basketball comedy “Ballers,” in which James is expected to star alongside Kevin Hart.

Source: SLAM

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Miami Heat star Lebron James is ready to bring his talent to the silver screen next.

According to ESPN, James will be starring alongside his friend, comedian Kevin Hart in an up-coming movie.

The film is being described as an update to the 1998 comedy “Twins.”

The 5’3″ Hart will write the script for “Ballers” and play “a man who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami,” reports

The movie is tentatively scheduled to be shot next summer, according to ESPN.



Justin Bieber

Batman fans are just now coming down from hearing that the next actor to take on the role of the Dark Knight will be Ben Affleck, they might have to brace for some more news. If his instagram pictures are correct, Justin Bieber might be playing the role of Robin.

Beiber sparked the frenzy of casting rumors when he posted a photo of himself holding the script to the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel “Batman vs. Superman.”

The 20-year-old pop star captioned the picture with “#robin ??” indicating that he might be up for the role of the caped crusader’s sidekick. The script features a “Bieber” watermark, so it was clearly intended for the singer. But Bieber could be up for a smaller part in the film.

It was rumored weeks ago that another Justin, would up for a role in the new film as well. In a radio interview with Jim & Kim, Timberlake mentioned that he would love to play the role of the Riddler in the next film.

Neither Justin has been confirmed to play any role in the up-coming film.

Source: New York Daily



This past weekend at Comic-Con, some major superhero news was announced.

At a Warner Bros. panel this Saturday, the studio announced that Henry Cavill, the star of this summer’s Man of Steel, will reprise the role of Superman in a sequel that will also feature Batman.

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder will act in the same capacity for the follow-up, expected in 2015.

No casting for Batman was mentioned but Snyder teased that the Gotham City hero’s relationship with Superman in Frank Miller’s seminal 1980s comic The Dark Knight Returns will inform aspects of Man of Steel 2.



Columbia Pictures’ new 3D dance film “Battle of the Year,” which stars Josh Holloway and recording artist Chris Brown, has launched its new trailer.


Beyonce recently opened up to Good Morning America about her career, her family, her role in the animated feature “Epic,” and the reaction to her trip to Cuba.

Check out the interview here


Common stopped by the Sway In the morning show to talk about some new about his new movie and more. To show that he still can spit, he dropped some bars while he was in the studio. Check out his freestyle.