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Movie News Wrap Up: 'The Dark Tower', 'Magic Mike 2', 'Goosebumps' & More

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Ubisoft's Rabbids are getting a feature film; Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will reunite for an untitled Christmas comedy; writing has begun on Magic Mike 2; the Dark Tower adaptation is "off" again; and the Goosebumps movie adds its third lead.

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Ubisoft and Sony Pictures have announced a forthcoming feature film centered on the video game developer's Rabbids property.

The film hopes to piggyback off the success of the recently released Rabbids Invasion animated television show, which drew solid numbers on Nickelodeon. Unlike Rabbids Invasion, however, this forthcoming Rabbids film will feature a combination of live-action and animation.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures' executive director Jean-Julien Baronnet shared his enthusiasm over working with Sony Pictures as part of the project. More specifically, Baronnet cites the studio's success in the hybrid live action/animation genre (The Smurfs) as a key reason behind the partnership. So, while Ubisoft Motion Pictures' has several adult-themed projects in development, it appears they are also going after the younger demographics.

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50/50 co-stars Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are set to reteam with director Jonathan Levine in an untitled Christmas comedy for Sony.

Rogen and Gordon-Levitt will play two friends - part of a trio - that reunite in New York City on Christmas Eve. Although the third friend has yet to be cast, it shouldn't be long before Sony breaks the announcement, as the studio is targeting a summer 2014 shoot date.

Sony reportedly fought tooth and nail to secure the distribution rights over the weekend, beating out the likes of Universal and Paramount. All in all, the project sounds like a good fit for Sony, who are slowly building a relationship with Rogen and his frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg following the success of This is the End.

Source: THR

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Channing Tatum has begun writing Magic Mike 2 and celebrated the monumental event with the below photo:

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