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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:26 pm 
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Front page of todays Variety.

Brett Ratner moves to Paramount

Director aims to make 'mainstream tentpoles'

Brett Ratner, whose Rat Entertainment shingle has been parked at New Line since 1996, is moving his first-look pact to Paramount Pictures. He will take offices in the Gloria Swanson Building on the Par lot starting Friday.

Ratner, who last directed "Rush Hour 3," will be joined by producing partner/Rat Films prexy Jay Stern, and development head John Cheng. His exit from New Line came after the studio was downsized by Warner Bros. in February.

"I thought I’d stay at New Line for the rest of my life, but when Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne left, it was time to make a change," Ratner told Daily Variety.

Ratner emphasized that he "will not be pitching art films. I want to make mainstream tentpole projects," he said. "I was also encouraged by Bob Evans to come to his home studio, and our goal is to team up on a project or two at Paramount."

Along with the move to Par, Ratner has joined the roster of A-list stars and directors who have pacted with Reliance Entertainment to develop projects that will be co-financed by the Indian conglom. That list includes Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Prods., Jim Carrey’s JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse, Chris Columbus’ 1492, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone, Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Jay Roach’s Everyman Pictures. Each company gets at least $1.2 million to $2 million in development coin.

Ratner’s immediate Par priorities are two potential tentpoles he’s gearing up to direct.

"Beverly Hills Cop 4" is being written by "Wanted" scribed Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, from a take that has been approved by Murphy, the studio, Ratner and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. They hope to begin production next year for a 2010 release.

As producers, Ratner and Stern are teamed with producer Alexandra Milchan on "Harbinger," an adaptation of the Jim Shooter-created comic series published by Valiant Comics.

Ratner said after directing "X-Men: The Last Stand," he was eager to build a superhero franchise from the ground up. The studio will set a writer shortly.

Ratner’s TV operations remain at Fox, where he has been an exec producer of "Prison Break." That deal is up in a year.


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Wanted to give you guys a heads up on the latest with Harbinger. This kind of news really helps Valiant -a successful film guarantees a huge audience for the comics. Please help spread the world. Also, I can't stress enough how helpful your comments on Valiant related articles outside these message boards are.


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VERY GOOD NEWS. He (Ratner) can start a Valiant Dynasty at Paramount.

Next up...Archer and Armstrong with John Goodman and James DeFranco !!!


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Wanted to give you guys a heads up on the latest with Harbinger. This kind of news really helps Valiant -a successful film guarantees a huge audience for the comics. Please help spread the world. Also, I can't stress enough how helpful your comments on Valiant related articles outside these message boards are.


I don't mean to sound flippant or demanding or anything, but how about a reward for those comments by giving us some info on plans for new Valiant comics, or perhaps a comment on the Dark Horse/Gold Key situation?


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Honestly, I don't know enough about movie production, development, etc, to know if this is good news, bad news, nuetral news, or just interesting news.

???

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Dr. Solar wrote:
Honestly, I don't know enough about movie production, development, etc, to know if this is good news, bad news, nuetral news, or just interesting news.

???


I would just file that in the interesting or neutral category. There is still so much to be done and there are so many variables.


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Great exposure for VEI.

Announcements like these are very much appreciated. Especially their effect on new comics.


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sounds like good news to my untrained ears. :?


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I think any news is good news.


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turbod16 wrote:
I think any news is good news.


Unless the news is Dark Horse having the rights to Solar and Magnus.


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dino wrote:
Wanted to give you guys a heads up on the latest with Harbinger. This kind of news really helps Valiant -a successful film guarantees a huge audience for the comics. Please help spread the world. Also, I can't stress enough how helpful your comments on Valiant related articles outside these message boards are.



Cool news. Thanks for the updates. :thumb:

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turbod16 wrote:
I think any news is good news.


Unless the news is Dark Horse having the rights to Solar and Magnus.


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There could be so many great movies made from valiant characters and books.

Cool news. :thumb:


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This is great news for you guys at VEI. I will help spread the word...


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Heath wrote:
dino wrote:
Wanted to give you guys a heads up on the latest with Harbinger. This kind of news really helps Valiant -a successful film guarantees a huge audience for the comics. Please help spread the world. Also, I can't stress enough how helpful your comments on Valiant related articles outside these message boards are.


I don't mean to sound flippant or demanding or anything, but how about a reward for those comments by giving us some info on plans for new Valiant comics, or perhaps a comment on the Dark Horse/Gold Key situation?


News regarding this would be nice. I was hoping that Magnus and Solar would end up with VEI...

Since VEI appears to have lost out on the fights to those characters are crossovers at least a possibility? Dark Horse did 2 of them with the "original" Valiant so why not with VEI as well? :hm:

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k_c_collectibles wrote:
Heath wrote:
dino wrote:
Wanted to give you guys a heads up on the latest with Harbinger. This kind of news really helps Valiant -a successful film guarantees a huge audience for the comics. Please help spread the world. Also, I can't stress enough how helpful your comments on Valiant related articles outside these message boards are.


I don't mean to sound flippant or demanding or anything, but how about a reward for those comments by giving us some info on plans for new Valiant comics, or perhaps a comment on the Dark Horse/Gold Key situation?


News regarding this would be nice. I was hoping that Magnus and Solar would end up with VEI...

Since VEI appears to have lost out on the fights to those characters are crossovers at least a possibility? Dark Horse did 2 of them with the "original" Valiant so why not with VEI as well? :hm:

Chris


I agree, I love these hard covers, and will probably continue to pick them up, but I really would like some news about some new books.
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k_c_collectibles wrote:
Since VEI appears to have lost out on the fights to those characters are crossovers at least a possibility? Dark Horse did 2 of them with the "original" Valiant so why not with VEI as well? :hm:

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That'd be nice.

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:D

Great exposure for VEI.

Announcements like these are very much appreciated. Especially their effect on new comics.


Effect on what new comics :?


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Congrats to VEI. Seems like some good progress, here.


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nutflush76 wrote:
Geomancer wrote:
:D

Great exposure for VEI.

Announcements like these are very much appreciated. Especially their effect on new comics.


Effect on what new comics :?


Hopefully new comics in the future. :thumb:


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Good Lord... how long can you guys hold your breath for new comics ? :wink:


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Good Lord... how long can you guys hold your breath for new comics ? :wink:


Too long it seems to me.


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leonmallett wrote:
Knightt wrote:
Good Lord... how long can you guys hold your breath for new comics ? :wink:


Too long it seems to me.



way 2 long for anything :P


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hehe, ah I think it'll work out all in due time. I bet the VEI boys gotta plan and once it's unleashed... stop yer grinnin and drop yer linen, I bet it will be pretty cool.

I sure do need something FRESH to read.... Marvel's been p!ssing me off these days so I keep myself afloat with DUs. :thumb: Can't go wrong there fellas, finite universe, 99.7% of the issues are CHEAP and it's a blast trying to find some of this stuff. Besides, me and the guys in the basement are pretty good at handing stuff out. :thumb:


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