Akiva Goldsman

New ‘Transformers’ Franchise Writer’s Room Includes Robert Kirkman, ‘Iron Man’ Writers and More

by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
A couple of months ago, we learned that Paramount, along with producers Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg, hired Akiva Goldsman to head up a new Transformers brain trust, giving Goldsman creative control over the future of the franchise. Goldsman has just put together the writer’s room for the upcoming sequels and spinoffs, and it’s…interesting.

TNT ‘Titans’ Series Still in Development, May Shoot in Summer 2015

by Kevin Fitzpatrick 4 days ago
DC comics
Now that Upfronts 2015 have thoroughly decided the fate of superhero TV over the next few months, from Legends of Tomorrow’s season order to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s spinoff pullback, at least a few comic-adapted series remain in limbo. In particular, TNT’s proposed Titans series seems somewhat stalled, though producers say the pilot may ramp up production this summer.

New ‘Transformers’ Movie Coming in 2017, Expanded Universe Plans Confirmed

by Britt Hayes April 20, 2015 @ 7:07 PM
Last month, we reported on Paramount’s plans to continue their Transformers franchise, following Michael Bay’s decision to exit the director’s chair to focus on non-robot projects (we’ll see). According to reports, the studio plans on not only releasing another sequel, but expanding the universe with spinoffs, hiring Akiva Goldsman to oversee a creative team of writers. Hasbro has now confirmed those plans, along with the intention to release a new Transformers movie in 2017.

Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ Is Still Alive at a New Studio

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2015 @ 2:13 PM
A few years ago, director Ron Howard, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, and producer Brian Grazer launched an ambition plan to make a series of movies and a companion TV series based on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower novels for Universal. And then: silence. Now, long after everyone assumed that this entire project was dead and buried and possibly in other hands, The Dark Tower has ben brought back to life at Sony where yes, the plan is still to make a film and TV series following the same characters.

‘Transformers’ Franchise Gears Up for More Sequels and Spinoffs With Akiva Goldsman

by Britt Hayes March 27, 2015 @ 3:17 PM
Since Michael Bay decided to make Transformers: Age of Extinction his last directorial outing with the franchise, it’s been unclear just where the series is heading. We’d heard talk of Mark Wahlberg returning to continue the storyline that began with last summer’s film, but little else since then. Taking a cue from Disney’s Star Wars plans (along with every other major studio’s “expanded universe” attempts), Paramount has hired Akiva Goldsman to create a “writers room” and brainstorm new sequel and spinoff ideas.

DC 'Titans' TV Series Nears TNT Pilot Order From Akiva Goldsman

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 11, 2014 @ 8:38 PM
DC Comics
Were you unsatisfied with the likes of 'Arrow,' 'The Flash,' 'Gotham,' 'Constantine' and potentially 'Supergirl' solidifying DC's grip on live-action TV superheroes? Good news! According to a new report, DC and Warner Bros. have pitched a 'Titans' TV series (yes, those Titans), which as we speak nears a pilot order at TNT. Yes, TNT.

'The Ring 3D' Is Seeking a Rewrite From an Oscar Winner

by Jacob Hall August 21, 2014 @ 5:33 PM
Few horror franchises have bottomed out quite as quickly as 'The Ring,' which went from one of the scariest movies of the '00s to one of the worst horror sequels ever made. How bad was 'The Ring Two'? It took a series that felt like a sure thing and put it into hibernation for the better part of a decade. But you can only keep a well-dwelling, VHS-loving, long-haired girl ghost down for so long! We knew that 'The Ring 3D' was in the works, but now an Academy Award winning screenwriter is being brought on board to work on the script.

Paramount Conjures 'Ghost' TV Series by 'Fringe' Writers, Because Of Course It Does

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 12, 2013 @ 5:17 PM
Throw another movie franchise on the TV remake pile, as it seems Paramount Television looks to resurrect Patrick Swayze classic 'Ghost' on the small screen. 'Fringe' alumni Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman have been tasked with conjuring a pilot for the latest TV reboot, but what network would a potential 'Ghost' TV series land on?

'Winter's Tale' Trailer: Colin Farrell's Love is Timeless

by Damon Houx November 6, 2013 @ 8:30 PM
Warner Bros.
The first trailer for Akiva Goldsman's directorial debut 'Winter's Tale' will probably make the most sense to those who've read the Mark Helprin book. We're a little unsure of what to make of it, though it stars Colin Farrell as a charming thief and Russell Crowe as a bad guy (and possible sorcerer), so it could be worth watching.