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'Entourage' team: 'We're going to do a movie'

The team behind HBO’s Entourage reiterated their commitment to continuing the show as a movie.

“We’re going to do a movie,” said creator Doug Ellin at the TV critics press tour. “We’re going to do it. It’s a question of when and how quick. We’ll sit down and come up with an idea.”

Exec producer Mark Wahlberg was also bullish on the prospect: “Well, I said if I had to finance myself, I’d do it. I certainly hope it has a chance to bcome a feature film, everybody always says the episodes are too short. [Viewers] want to go on a journey. The Hangover to me is like Entourage.” READ FULL STORY

FX network acquires the rights to 'Super 8'

Eager to see Super 8 again? That’s what FX is hoping.

The cable net confirms to EW that it has secured the rights to the J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg collaboration, following a weekend where the sci-fi flick garnered both critical praise and solid box office earnings.

Super 8 is the latest in a string of acquisitions made by the network. Just two weeks ago, it snagged the rights to The Hangover Part II, which is slated for a late 2013/early 2014 premiere.

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Spike TV's 'Guys Choice' to reunite 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' cast onstage, honor Keith Richards -- EXCLUSIVE

In the mood for some tasty waves, a cool buzz, or at least a mini-reunion of the cast of Fast Times at Ridgemont High? EW has learned that the legendary high school comedy will be inducted into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame at Saturday’s taping of Spike TV’s Guys Choice event, with Fast Times cast members Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Forest Whitaker, and director Amy Heckerling appearing together onstage in Los Angeles to accept the honor. (Alas, Jennifer Jason Leigh is busy starring in the Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves and Phoebe Cates is unavailable.) Robert De Niro will present the cast with trophies, in addition to separately handing the Brass Balls award to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards for his musical achievements.

Justin Timberlake, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Bateman, Eva Mendes, and Jason Statham are among the celebrities who will serve as presenters during the show. Previously announced honorees and attendees include Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Harrison Ford, Mark Wahlberg, and Cameron Diaz. Guys Choice airs June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

FX buys rights to 'The Hangover Part II'

What network is best suited to buy the commercial TV premiere rights to The Hangover Part II?

If you said Spike TV, you’re wrong. If you said ABC Family, you’re really super wrong.

FX has just closed a deal for the rights to the hit movie after it airs on HBO and such, which seems about right, for a late 2013 or early 2014 premiere. The Hangover Part II banked a record week at the box office this weekend despite pretty dreadful reviews.

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FIRST PHOTO: Ed Harris as John McCain in HBO's 'Game Change' -- EXCLUSIVE

You’ve seen Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin. Now EW has your first look at Ed Harris as Sen. John McCain in Game Change, HBO’s adaptation of the best-selling book covering McCain’s 2008 presidential bid.

See what you think: READ FULL STORY

Paramount to take Spike TV's 'Deadliest Warrior' to the big screen

Paramount Pictures and Shawn Levy’s (Night at the Museum) 21 Laps are partnering to turn Spike TV’s hit television show Deadliest Warrior, which just concluded its second season, into a feature film. The plot line for the movie remains under wraps, but the television show pits history’s greatest warriors against one another to determine who is the most powerful. Through a combination of CG technology, real-life fighters, historians, and weapons experts, the producers of the show were able to determine which warriors throughout history would have been the deadliest. Spike TV just renewed the series for its third season.

Levy and 21 Laps production president Dan Levine will produce with Levy contemplating directing the movie. Levy is currently shooting Real Steal with Hugh Jackman. The project marks the first collaboration between Paramount Pictures and its sister company Spike TV.

Universal to produce three films and TV series based on Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower'

Stephen-KingImage Credit: Lee Roth/RothStock/PR PhotosUniversal announced today that it has acquired the rights to produce three films and an NBC series based on the seven novels, short stories and comic books from Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Ron Howard will direct the first film and the first season of the TV show, which will be written by Akiva Goldsman (The Da Vinci Code).

“I’ve been waiting for the right team to bring the characters and stories in these books to film and TV viewers around the world,” said King, in a statement. “Ron, Akiva, Brian along with Universal and NBC have a deep interest and passion for the The Dark Tower series and I know that will translate into an intriguing series of films and TV shows that respect the origins and the characters in The Dark Tower that fans have come to love.”

More than 30 million copies of The Dark Tower have been sold in 40 countries. After the series of seven books was completed, a prequel of comic books based on one of the characters was also published.

“The worlds of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series are richly detailed, inter-locking and deeply connected,” said Goldsman in a statement.  “By telling this story across media platforms and over multiple hours—and with a view to telling it completely—we have our best chance of translating Roland’s quest to reach The Dark Tower onto screen.  We are proceeding with tremendous excitement, fidelity to the source material and, quite frankly, no small amount of awe at this opportunity.”

King is also a columnist for Entertainment Weekly.


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