Star Trek canon has practically folded in on itself, with rebooted movies following a new timeline, and Discovery returning ten years before the old one. And despite some aesthetic choices, Discovery will largely ignore any sense of the J.J. Abrams films, as well as the franchise’s many books.
Akiva Goldsman, fresh from his writer’s room duties on the Transformers franchise, has made moved his Weed Road banner over to Paramount for a two-year first look deal that’ll see Goldsman directing and producing a number of projects for the studio, including a comic series from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, a bestselling novel series, and a few genre franchise-starters.
The live-action DC Titans got a surprising resurrection with the announcement of a new digital series, but plenty of questions remain. Only three team members were confirmed with the initial announcement, and now DC bosses hint at a fourth that has fans going ape.
We’d been wondering what would become of Young Justice Season 3, to say nothing of DC’s long-defunct live-action Titans series, and now both have been scheduled in one fell swoop. Not only will both arrive in 2018, but Titans and Young Justice: Outsiders will spearhead a new DC-branded digital service.
To say that Deadpool was a box-office hit is slightly understating things, so it’s no surprise that that execs are hoping to get into business with the man behind the Merc With a Mouth, Rob Liefeld — well, one exec, specifically: Akiva Goldsman. After securing the rights to develop (and possibly direct) an adaptation of Liefeld’s Avengelyne series, Goldsman has acquired rights to another Liefeld property, and this time his plans are a bit more ambitious.
Following the massive success of Deadpool (the movie), you’d think studios would be rushing to get in business with the creator of Deadpool (the comic) — seeing as Rob Liefeld has a few other comic-book creations that could make for decent films in the right hands. It seems at least one studio has caught on, as Paramount and Akiva Goldsman are teaming up to produce a film adaptation of Liefeld’s Avengelyne series.
Star Trek fans eager for a look at CBS’ new Discovery were forgiving of the move from January to May 2017, but is the franchise’s TV return already in trouble? Star attraction Bryan Fuller has apparently stepped down as showrunner, while Akiva Goldsman has joined in a significant role.
It’s still uncertain how high the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower will climb, establishing a multi-movie franchise with a TV arm fleshing out the world’s expansive backstory. That isn’t stopping MRC and writer Akiva Goldsman from rolling full-steam ahead, eying a 2017 production date with Idris Elba to briefly reprise his role in adapting King’s novel Wizard and Glass. Get the latest details!