“Latino Review” reports that the screenwriters Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly (“Sahara”, “A Sound of Thunder”, “Conan”) will make the adaptation of the video game “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”.
Since that the “Twilight Saga: New Moon” will add not only the popularity to the vampires, but also to werewolves, independent producers Joel Kastelberg and Etchie Stroh have decided about the restart of the main Hollywood werewolf franchise – “The Howling”.
The company “Paradox Entertainment” have begun work on a new screen version of adventures of the Robert E. Howard’s hero – Kull the King of Valusia. In 1997, the director John Nicolella already has attempted to revive Kull in the picture “Kull The Conqueror”.
The producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has took patronage over the teenage fantasy franchise “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel”, the basis of which is the same named six-volume series of books by Michael Scott.
Uma Thurman will join Robert Pattinson on the set of the adaptation of the novel by Guy de Maupassant’s “Bel Ami”. Kristin Scott Thomas has followed on the Uma’s steps.
Brittany Murphy, Stephen Moyer and Luis Guzman have signed up for the roles in the supernatural thriller “The Caller”. The director of the new picture is Matthew Parkhill (“Dot the I”).
The producer Ryan Kavanaugh ( “Zombieland”, “3:10 to Yuma”) reports: the script of the new “The Crow” is ready, and production will start in a couple of months.
Not long ago, Carl Eric Rinsh (widely known in the narrow circles through his commercials for “Mercedes”, “BMW”, “Heineken”, and “Sprite”) lost a chance for a loud debut with full meter: a young talent lost a chance to shoot the prequel for “Alien” – it was took by Ridley Scott.
The Actor Jason Lee leaned in directing: he will put the independent comedy “Get Back”. Heroes of the picture are two music-obsessed friends who make a journey through time and find themselves in London at 1966 year.
Anna Faris is targeting on two comedy project. The actress has signed up for a major role in the film “TMI”, where her partner would be Ryan Reynolds. Scenario is composed by Kirsten Smith (“Ugly Truth”, “Legally Blonde”) and Marc Klein (“Good Year”, “Serendipity”).
Studio “Lionsgate” has its eye on the scenario for action-thriller “Last Stand” from screenwriter-debutant Andrew Nauer. The picture will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Eric Hausem and Ed Phi (from “Di Bonaventura Pictures”).
“Risky Business” has reported that Zachary Quinto has all chances to get a major role in the Canadian romantic dramedy “Whirligig”. The independent picture will shoot Chaz Thorne ( “Just Buried”).
It seems that the debt in size of 3.5 billion dollars, was unbearable burden for the “MGM” studio. In the near future equipment of the studio, its library of films, as well as world-famous logo with the roaring lion could go under the hammer in order to cover debts.
This summer, Steven Soderbergh was removed from the “Sony” project “Moneyball”. Studio has not seen commercial potential of the script. Aaron Sorkin was hired to overwrite the scenario. It seems that he has done his job, and now the director is only needed.
On the “Fox” studio have decided to organize their own apocalypse. Future film have not yet a title (however, there is, the working version – «Nocturne»), working on the script has not started yet
Francis Lawrence (“I Am Legend”, “Constantine”) was appointed as the director of the “DC” comic book adaptation of “Sgt. Rock”. On the adaptation is working novice screenwriter Chad St. John. The picture is being produced by Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona.
Jake Gyllenhaal had a conversation with “Vendome Pictures” and “The Mark Gordon Co.” about the main role in the science-fiction thriller “Source Code”. The director of the new movie will be Duncan Jones.
The director of the movie “The Ring” Hideo Nakata will provide for “Zanuck Independent” the mystical thriller “Voice From the Stone”. Mark Wheaton (“Friday the 13th”) is making an adaptation of the script on the base of the popular Italian novel.
Andy Garcia has approved Anthony Hopkins for the role of Ernest Hemingway in his new film “Hemingway and Fuentes”. Andy Garcia, in addition to directing, has took the role of Gregorio Fuentes, who moved to Cuba and became a friend of Hemingway, with whom he often was fishing.
Gerard Butler has joined to the acting ensemble of a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Coriolanus” – directorial debut of Ralph Fiennes. Earlier for the roles have subscribed William Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Marsan, and Jessica Chastain.
The situation with the new movie “The Tourist” (a remake of the French thriller “Anthony Zimmer”) is becoming more interesting: an actors and a directors continue to flee from the project, like rats from a sinking ship.
Chuck Russell (“Scorpion King”,” Eraser “,” Mask”) will shoot a 3D-adventure movie on the basis of the “Arabian Nights”. On the adaptation of the tales are working Russell himself and the screenwriter Barry P. Ambrose. Budget is set to 70 million USD.
Morgan Freeman has got one of the main roles in the so far unnamed comedy build on the scenario by Josh Cagan and Greg Coolidge, formerly included in the list under the working title “Dirty Old Men”.
Financial Times has informed that in this month’s auction will be on display the rights on franchise “The Terminator”. The rights is ready to leave luckless company “Halcyon”, which was successfully bankrupted with the “T4: Salvation”.