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Toby Whithouse to pen Gormenghast adaptation with Neil Gaiman

Toby Whithouse to pen Gormenghast adaptation with Neil Gaiman

Toby Whithouse will pen the new TV adaptation of Mervyn Peake’s ‘Gormenghast’ novels. The ‘Doctor Who’ writer is set to create the show for Freemantle, who crafted a deal to adapt all of Peake’s fantasy series, alongside Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman, after winning a hotly contested battle to option the five books. The story – comprised of four books, ... »

Dwayne Johnson to star in The Janson Directive

Dwayne Johnson to star in The Janson Directive

Dwayne Johnson will star in the adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s ‘The Janson Directive’. The 44-year-old actor – who started his career as wrestler The Rock in the WWE – has been signed up to star in the first instalment in a series of movies based on the works of Robert Ludlum – the best-selling author behind ‘Jason Bourne spy franchise’. Speaking abou... »

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael in talks to join ‘Transformers 5′

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael in talks to join ‘Transformers 5′

Jerrod Carmichael could be set to star in the new Transformers film sequel. The 28-year-old comedian is reportedly in talks with filmmaker Michael Bay about the possibility of appearing in the fifth installment of the robot movie franchise, though it is unclear what part he would play, "multiple individuals familiar with the project" told The Wrap. And while Jerrod is in the running for ... »