February 18th, 2010

light fantastic

Something's brewing guys!

From Nikki Finke/Deadline Hollywood:

Is it a few of the rumored projects we've already heard about finally getting announced? Or something completely else... IDK, but exciting news either way. I will add details when they come!


According to Variety:

"Zac Efron has signed a producing deal with Warner Bros. Pictures."


This is good and exciting!!!
light fantastic

Details on the Deal

From DH:

UPDATE: Warner Bros has been as stingy as any major on producing deals in recent years. But I've learned the studio has just given a first look 2-year deal to Zac Efron. The studio plans to buy pitches, spec scripts, and books for Efron and his still unformed company to develop as star vehicles. His manager, Alchemy Entertainment’s Jason Barrett, will be an exec producer on allthe projects.


At 22, Efron is by far the youngest actor with an overall Warner Bros film deal. I'm told he hasn’t named his company and is still working out details like whether he’ll take office space on the lot. My insiders said the studio has been high on him for several years, especially his hustle on the New Line film 17 Again which he promoted heavily in six overseas territories. (That pic grossed $136 million worldwide). Warner Bros is determined to find him a franchise. Which begs the questions whther he'll be the next DC Entertainment superhero, or Bourne-like action thriller leading man, or buddy comedy co-star, or all, or none. True, Efron has made a determined effort to steer away from his High School Musical teen heartthrob image, dropping out of a Footloose remake to attach to Universal's serious dramatic vehicle The Death And Life of Charlie St. Cloud releasing this fall. But one of Zac's upcoming projects I've already announced will be the first developed under his new Warner Bros -- the Back To The Future-like film, as yet untitled, that melds two projects: a pitch from writers Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski, and the other called Algorithm that the studio was already developing.

All typos are theirs, lol. Emphasis mine.