‘Home Alone’ Director Chris Columbus Producing New Christmas Movie ’12/24′
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Chris Columbus, the director of movies like Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and writer of Gremlins and The Goonies, and his 1492 Pictures banner have teamed up with Jeremy Zag and his ZAG Entertainment, a company that specializes in children and family friendly entertainment franchises, as well as Ocean Blue Entertainment to finance and produce a new movie titled 12/24.

The movie will be a combination of both live action and animation, telling the story of two brothers on a quest to save Christmas. The screenplay will be written by Matt Lieberman, based on an original idea by David Guggenheim (Safe House, Stolen).

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Chris Columbus Gets Behind Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Graveyard Book’
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We’re huge, huge fans of Neil Gaiman here at Geeks of Doom, so it’s always exciting to hear about another one of his wonderful books being turned into a movie. No, it’s not easy to adapt a two-hour film from the incredible stories that this man creates, but even so, it’s worth trying!

The trades are reporting that Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book has finally found some backing. Chris Columbus and his 1492 Pictures are teaming up with CJ Entertainment to bring the story to life. Columbus, of course is a well-respected director responsible for movies like Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

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