Plymouth Rock Close to Final Deal

Former Paramount Execs David Kirkpatrick and Earl Lestz confirmed that they are on their way to secure financing for their $550 million dollar film and tv studio based in Plymoouth, MA. “Plymouth Rock Studios” will have 14 soundstages, a 10 acre backlot, and spaces for production offices, post facilities, a theater, and hotel. As a …

Star Trek Sequel on Slate

Looks like Paramount isn’t waiting for the box office receipts of the May 8th release of the new ‘Star Trek,’ film from J.J. Abrams. The studio is moving forward with a sequel to be penned by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof. They are aiming for a Summer 2011 release. As to the subject, …

Paramount Gives Blu-Ray Rebate Incentive

Paramount is joining the Blu-ray front full force, offering consumers a financial incentive for making the switch to the format. The studio will give consumers a $10 rebate for certain library titles, including ‘The Godfather,’ and ‘Transformers,’ through the holiday season. The promotion starts September 2nd, and other studios are likely to follow suit. Ever …

Sam Raimi Clashes Over Ryan Franchise Restart

It is being reported that director Sam Raimi is looking to cast James Franco (Spiderman, Pineapple Express) in the lead role of the Jack Ryan relaunch for Paramount. Jack Ryan as you know is essentially Tom Clancy’s James Bond, a CIA Analyst that finds himself battling everything from terrorists to drug lords. Alec Baldwin, Harrison …

Paramount Announces ‘School of Rock 2″

Paramount Pictures is putting ‘School of Rock,’ back in session, reuniting director Jack Black, and director Richard Linklater. The film is being written by original scribe, Mike White, and will be titled ‘School of Rock 2: America Rocks,’ picking up with wannabe rock star and substitute teacher Dewey Finn,” and a group of summer school …

Paramount to Finally Release Blu-Ray Titles

Paramount the only hold out formerly of the HD-DVD camp will be releasing its first Blu-Ray title next month. The first to be released are Bee Movie. Face/Off, and Next. Apparently, Blu-Ray owners really want Nicholas Cage movies before more important Paramount titles like Indiana Jones, or Taxi Driver. The last HD-DVD titles released by …

Second Indiana Jones Trailer Expected This Week

Obviously us lonely fanboy’s here at lonelyreviewer.com are following this one closely. Reuter’s reports that a second trailer will be released this week. In an effort to make it spread like waterfire, Paramount is taking care to make this trailer embeddable. Paramount isn’t going the viral path exactly with this one, but they definitely know …