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Patient Zero, Zoolander 2, Girl Flu, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. The Panopticon Keanu Reeves is in talks to star in Tarsem Singh‘s action-thriller “The Panopticon” “The [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
• Penelope Cruz will star opposite Ben Stiller in Zoolander 2. Stiller is directing from a script by Justin Theroux, and will produce alongside Stuart Cornfeld for Red Hour. Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson are rumored to be reprising their roles as Mugatu and Hansel, respectively. [Deadline] • Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield are in talks for the World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge. Gibson would direct the film with Garfield in the role of Private First Class Desmond T. Doss, a war hero who won the Congressional Medal of Honor, two Bronze Stars, and three Purple Hearts. Doss saved 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa, »
- C. Molly Smith
According to The Wrap, Keanu Reeves is currently in negotiations to star in a new sci-fi thriller called The Panopticon. The actor is hot off his his latest action film John Wick, which kicked all kinds of ass. I was really hoping that film would help him get even more cool movie gigs. He was recently cast in another sci-fi movie called Replicas, and now he has this new potential project, which sounds cool.
The movie will follow “a seemingly ordinary man who receives a mysterious package containing a pre-recorded message from himself, warning that the world is about to end and only he can save it. He must race against the clock to piece together the puzzle before time runs out for mankind.”
- Joey Paur
The message warns that the world is about to end and only he can save it. He must race against the clock to learn the truth before time runs out for mankind.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
He’s enjoying box office success again thanks to vengeance thriller John Wick, and Keanu Reeves is shopping around for more future film roles. He’s now in talks to star for Tarsem Singh in The Panopticon.The Uninvited’s Craig Rosenberg has written the script for the action thriller, which sees an apparently ordinary man receive a weird package in the mail. It contains a pre-recorded message from himself, warning that the world is close to ending and that only he can save us all. So begins a race against time to figure out the puzzle before the clock runs out on mankind. To which the only logical response, is of course, this. Or maybe this.According to The Wrap, it’s all at an early stage and there’s no official deal in place, but we figure it’s Reeves’ to accept to pass on as he pleases. »
This year saw Keanu Reeves get some deserved attention for his ass-kicking role in John Wick, though the film should have gotten even more attention at the box office. The actor has a couple sci-fi projects lined up with the gestating space travel romance Passengers still kicking around, and there's also Replicas, which will reteam Reeves with John Wick producer Stephen Hamel. Now The Wrap reports Reeves is in talks to lead The Panopticon, an action thriller from director Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Mirror Mirror) and writer Craig Rosenberg (After the Sunset), and it sounds perfect for Reeves to tackle following John Wick. The story follows a salesman (Reeves) who receives a pre-recorded message from himself that tells him the world is about to end and only he can save it. It's a race against time to piece a puzzle together in order to save mankind. If the film packs »
- Ethan Anderton
The track record of TV series produced from comic books is spotty at best. For every show that was as weird and cool as “The Maxx” you’ve got at least three that were every bit as cheesy and muddled as “The Flash” (which starred John Wesley Shipp). I’m not trying to claim that “The Maxx” was ever wholly coherent, but if you’ve read the series or are reading the reprint series, then you know that when it comes to adaptations of material, watching “The Maxx” is a whole lot like reading it. I’m also not saying that I didn’t like “The Flash” when it aired in 1990. I’ve got both shows on DVD and have no regrets about owning either one.
The story centers on a man (Keanu Reeves) who goes on a race against time, after receiving a package that includes a pre-recorded message from himself warning that he is the only man who can save the world. He must figure out this complex puzzle to save all of humanity before it's too late. Insiders claim that Good Universe hasn't reached a deal with the actor yet, and that negotiations are, "in a sensitive stage."
Craig Rosenberg (The Quiet Ones) wrote the screenplay, with Andrew Lazar (Mortdecai) set to produce. Good Universe's Nathan Kahane and Joseph Drake are executive producing and handling international sales. No production schedule was given.
Ambitious filmmaker Tarsem Singh has a big name on his radar for the lead in his next feature, The Panopticon, as The Wrap reports that Keanu Reeves is in the crosshairs. Set up at Good Universe, the film looks set to continue the helmer’s reputation for brain-busting sci-fi spectacles. The report offers a brief synopsis of the flick, which “follows a seemingly ordinary man who receives a mysterious package containing a pre-recorded message from himself, warning that the world is about to end and only he can save it. He must race against the clock to piece together the puzzle before time runs out for mankind.”
As it stands, the negotiations are at a “sensitive stage,” which we’ll take to mean that Reeves has yet to sign on officially. Possibly because after a post-Matrix lull, he’s in demand once more. The actor has been making a much-needed comeback of late. »
- Gem Seddon
Visually ambitious filmmaker Tarsem Singh may have found a swell lead actor for his sci-fi thriller The Panopticon. The Wrap reports that Keanu Reeves is in talks to star in the film for Good Universe, which revolves around "a seemingly ordinary man who receives a mysterious package containing a pre-recorded message from himself, warning that the world is about to end and only he can save it.” He must work to piece together the puzzle before time runs out for mankind. Singh broke out in a big way with his visually arresting 2000 film The Cell, which he followed up with another aesthetically grand feature called The Fall in 2006. He made his first foray into the world of studio actioners to less-than-stellar results with 2011’s Immortals, and then helmed a take on the Snow White story with 2012’s Mirror Mirror. Hit the jump for more on Reeves and Panopticon. Per The Wrap, »
- Adam Chitwood
Tarsem, the visually impressive filmmaker behind "The Cell," "The Fall" and uh, "Immortals," has a new movie brewing that will make you go "whoa." Keanu Reeves will lead the director's flick "The Panopticon," which centres on "a seemingly ordinary man who receives a mysterious package containing a pre-recorded message from himself, warning that the world is about to end and only he can save it. He must race against the clock to piece together the puzzle before time runs out for mankind." How perfectly Keanu, though we'd rather see a "John Wick" sequel. Add Djimon Honsou to the rumor pile for Guy Ritchie's King Arthur flick "Knights Of The Round Table." The actor is reportedly being eyed to play "Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur," and if it happens, he'll join the cast which includes Charlie Hunnam as Arthur and Astrid Berges-Frisbey (“I Origins”) playing »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Keanu Reeves is reportedly in talks to star in Tarsem Singh's action-thriller The Panopticon. The story follows a seemingly ordinary man who receives a mysterious package containing a pre-recorded message from himself, warning that the world is about to end and only he can save it. He must race against the clock to piece together the puzzle before time runs out for mankind. The Wrap Add Djimon Hounsou to the list of names rumored for Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. He's reportedly in contention to play Arthur's mentor, a role Idris Elba was previously attached to play. Hey You Guys Chris Pratt is reportedly attached to star in Universal's adaptation of A.J. Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo's graphic novel "Cowboy Ninja Viking", a story revolving around an assassin with Multiple Personality Disorder who possess the skills of a cowboy, a ninja and a Viking, »
- Brad Brevet
The newly energized Keanu Reeves continues to make headlines with upcoming and potentially great roles. Just a few weeks ago we told you he was teaming up with Tanya Wexler for the sci-fi action flick Replicas and now the actor might be landing himself a role in Tarsem Singh’s next project, a thriller titled The Panopticon. You might have seen some of Singh’s past efforts; visual greats like The Cell and The Fall are definitely worth checking out. This film sounds a little »
- Graham McMorrow
Update, Tuesday, 4:02 Am Pt: A couple of things have happened in the world of international box office since late Sunday night. We now know that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I will not be bowing in China in the 2014 calendar year, and we have a little more insight into why Korea is like the proverbial black hole for Interstellar (in the good sense). Exerting an incredible gravitational pull, Korea has advanced itself as a massive $35.9M play (so far) for Christopher Nolan’s intergalactic epic. Here’s why: There is a very strong and vocal Nolan fanbase in Korea, which has generated astronomical word of mouth in the market. I’m told there were a few midnight screenings the night before the opening on November 6, and online buzz began building immediately. The not-so-spacey elements have also played very well, with the emotional and family sub-plots broadening appeal. Worth »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Directors Darren Grodsky & Danny Jacobs Growing Up And Other Lies stars Adam Brody (The O.C.), Josh Lawson (House of Lies), Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men). After living for years as a struggling artist in New York City, Jake is calling it quits and returning home to Ohio. On his last day in the city, he persuades his three oldest friends to help him retrace their greatest adventure together: a walk down the entire length of Manhattan. The film shows Sat. »
- Michelle McCue
Whether you are a filmmaker, or one of the Sundance programmers whose task it is to identify the films that make up a line-up, it is indeed the most wonderful, panic-filled and nerve racking time of the year. The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 22nd with Park City and Salt Lake City playing host to some of the more innovative, thought-provoking narrative and non-fiction films of 2015. Last year, a Jenga tall order of 4,057 features and 8,161 shorts were submitted. Now let’s think about those numbers for a second.
Twenty years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb claimed the Grand Jury Prize Documentary award, Living in Oblivion‘s Tom Dicillo was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Edward Burns’ micro-budgeted The Brothers McMullen (there is a read-worthy, lively, eleventh hour account on how it was submitted to the fest in Ted Hope’s “Hope »
- Eric Lavallee
On today's episode the lone review is for Dumb and Dumber To, but we also get into the latest news such as Christoph Waltz being cast in Bond 24, Quentin Tarantino talking retirement and film vs. digital and we also have an old classic clip from the past thanks to alert listener Mitch. Otherwise it's also games and other nonsense... nonsense we hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative »
- Brad Brevet
I firmly believe there are people out there that haven't seen the Flash pilot episode that aired everywhere around the globe a month ago, and leaked on the internet five months earlier. I believe it about as much as I believe that Spider-man is in good hands at Sony Pictures and that Josh Trank will win an Oscar for Best Director with his refreshingly dark and gritty take on the Fantastic Four. No, I'm not being sarcastic. I genuinely believe in all of these soon-to-be facts. Haters can hate all they want. But in the end, just like with Heath Ledger's Joker and Keanu Reeves' Constantine (suck it Matt Ryan), all will be ashamed they doubted such cinematic treasures. Such as Green Lantern. Out there in the world are millions, if not billions, of people who are asleep on their couch. They come home everyday from a hard day's work. »
Major Us broadcasters are developing more than 20 TV adaptations of feature films as they follow the example of their cable counterparts.
Us pay-tv networks have recently found success with the likes of Fargo and Teen Wolf, and have lined up further adaptations of Scream (MTV), Twelve Monkeys (Syfy), Shutter Island (HBO) and Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (Starz).
Traditional networks - ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW - are now getting involved and have struck deals for adaptations of well-known films including Big, Minority Report and The Devil’s Advocate, as well as more niche films such as John Ritter’s Problem Child and Val Kilmer’s Real Genius.
The networks have ordered scripts for the 20-plus adaptations and will decide which projects to pilot by January. Those taken to series will likely be ordered in May for an autumn 2015 launch.
UK consultancy firm Tape monitors the Us development process for a number of UK broadcasters »
Following her breakthrough role in Belle, British rising star Gugu Mbatha-Raw delivers another stirring performance set in the world of music in writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s contemporary romantic drama Beyond the Lights. Mbatha-Raw plays Noni, a young award-winning artist struggling with the demands of sudden stardom until she meets Kaz (Nate Parker), a principled young man assigned to her security detail who genuinely sees her as a person not a persona. Their love inspires her to find the courage to become the artist she was always meant to be. Opening November 14th, the film also stars Minnie Driver and Danny Glover. In an exclusive interview, Mbatha-Raw talked about how her character evolved once she was offered the role, the 8-minute presentation that helped secure the film’s financing, the two-year process of research and preparation, why she was intrigued by the film’s exploration of the emotional and psychological implications of fame, »
- Sheila Roberts
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