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James Patterson Sets First-Look Deal at Skydance TV

James Patterson is moving his TV deal. The author has signed an exclusive first-look pact with Skydance Television, under which he’ll adapt a number of books for the studio including Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Private and the upcoming Jane Smith and Holmes, Miss Marple and Poe. Patterson had been based at Entertainment One since […]

Octavia Spencer’s Orit Entertainment Enters First-Look Deal With Skydance Television (Exclusive) 

Octavia Spencer’s Orit Entertainment and Skydance Television have entered a multiyear first-look deal for scripted TV projects.  The Oscar-winning actress’ shingle, headed by Brian Clisham and Stephanie Kluft, will develop and produce original series for the studio behind Grace and Frankie, Reacher, Foundation and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan — with the potential for Spencer to […]

Netflix’s Matt Thunell Replaces Bill Bost as Skydance TV President

There’s a change at the top of Skydance Television. Bill Bost is stepping down from his post in favor of a return to producing. Netflix’s Matt Thunell has been recruited from the streaming giant to replace Bost as president of the TV division known for producing Grace and Frankie, Foundation and Reacher, among others. The […]

Anya Taylor-Joy Boards Action Love Story ‘The Gorge’ for Apple Original Films

Apple Original Films has picked up The Gorge, with The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy to appear alongside Miles Teller in the feature film from Skydance. The Gorge is described by the producers as a high-action, genre-bending love story and directed by Scott Derrickson from a spec script by Zach Dean. After her star turn in Netflix’s The Queen’s […]

A Scrapped Matthew McConaughey Movie, and When a Studio Investigates Its Own Project

It began with an anonymous note and ended with the scuttling of a $35 million feature. Skydance was about two months away from starting production on Dallas Sting, an inspirational true-life tale that was to star Matthew McConaughey, when the film was scrapped Sept. 14. It was to focus on a high school-age girls soccer […]

Skydance Scraps Matthew McConaughey Soccer Movie ‘Dallas Sting’ Weeks Ahead of Production

Skydance is no longer moving forward with Dallas Sting, a soccer project starring Matthew McConaughey that was to be directed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s Kari Skogland. The inspirational drama was only six weeks away from beginning production and was almost fully cast. The feature project, set in 1984, was to tell the […]

Matchbox Car Movie In Development at Mattel, Skydance

Joining the ranks of Polly Pocket, Uno and Masters of the Universe, Matchbox is the latest toy line to get the movie treatment from Mattel Films. Mattel is partnering with Skydance for the project based on the toy vehicle line, which was popularized in the ’50s and ’60s as miniatures of cars that were small […]

Apple, Skydance Animation Release First ‘Luck’ Trailer

The trailer for Luck follows Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world. The first trailer dropped Wednesday and shows off the animated feature, which is from Apple Original Films and is the first produced by Skydance Animation. Everything about Sam’s (voiced by Eva Noblezada) day goes wrong until she finds a lucky penny that […]

Annecy: Apple and Skydance Bring New ‘Luck’ Footage to French Animation Festival

Director Peggy Holmes led a presentation of new footage from Luck, the first animated feature from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation as part of their overall deal, Tuesday at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Slated to debut Aug. 5 on Apple TV+, the story follows Sam Greenfield, voiced by Eva Noblezada, who is […]

New Ontario Backlot Rises From Amazon’s ‘Reacher’ Set

Ontario has long been Hollywood’s go-to for Anytown, USA, for film and TV production. But fans of Amazon’s Reacher might be surprised to learn the crime thriller’s first season, which is set in a fictional rural Georgia town called Margrave, was mostly shot in an undeveloped corn field in Pickering, Ontario. “Our original plan in […]

Jennifer Lopez to Produce ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ Limited Series With Skydance TV

The oft-told tale of Cinderella is plotting its way back to screens — this time as a limited series. Skydance Television, Concord Originals and Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions are teaming up to produce a series based on Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Rachel Shukert, who created The Baby-Sitters Club for Netflix, will adapt the musical and […]

Scott Derrickson to Direct Action Love Story ‘The Gorge’ for Skydance

While he awaits the release of his latest horror movie, The Black Phone, Scott Derrickson isn’t sitting idle. The filmmaker, who also counts Doctor Strange and Sinister among his credits, has come aboard to direct The Gorge for Skydance. Logline details are being kept deep in the earth, but Gorge is described as “a high-action, […]