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Throughout the years, Hollywood has showcased symptoms of double vision, be it the by-now infamous case of Deep Impact and Armageddon, Antz and Pixar’s A Bugs Life on the animation front or, more recently, Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman. There are of course a number of variables that factor into these peculiar back-to-back releases; budget concerns, marketing tactics, and releasing a film during what is considered to be the most opportune window.
Fast forward to 2015 and we have another example of this phenomenon in the Boston marathon bombings, the tragedy that occurred back in 2013 that is set to inspire not one, but two feature films. First up, Boston Strong has already entered production, with star Casey Affleck boarding the project before parting ways with the movie. On the other hand, CBS Films has announced Patriot’s Day, and the studio is close to securing Boston native »
- Michael Briers
It's time for another Hollywood race to the finish line as two studios are developing two different projects focusing on the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed to find the perpetrators responsible. One we've already heard at 20th Century Fox about called Boston Strong with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa at the helm (though once attached star Casey Affleck is no longer involved). And now Deadline reports Boston native Mark Wahlberg is looking to star in Patriots' Day situated at CBS Films, which would focus on the tragic event through the eyes of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. The film will be pieced together with research done by "60 Minutes" from this segment: Oddly enough, this would be the first time CBS Films worked with the CBS-owned news program "60 Minutes," and I'm surprised it hasn't happened before. The script for Patriots' Day comes from Matt Charman, fresh off writing »
- Ethan Anderton
Mark Wahlberg, Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and "60 Minutes" senior producer Michael Radutzky are all set to produce "Patriots' Day," a film about the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, for CBS Films.
No director or actor is attached to the project, but Wahlberg himself may take on one of those roles. Matt Charman ("Bridge of Spies") is writing the screenplay based on the account of Boston Police commissioner Ed Davis.
Davis worked with the FBI, Watertown Police Department, Boston P.D., Massachusetts State Police and local first responders to track, identify and apprehend the suspected bombers.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
With one Boston Marathon bombing movie already in development, a second, competing project has just entered the picture. CBS Films has announced plans to make Patriot’s Day, with Boston native Mark Wahlberg likely to star as city police commissioner Ed Davis. Get all the info on the Mark Wahlberg Boston Marathon movie after the jump. […]
Matt Charman is scripting Patriot’s Day, and Wahlberg will produce along with Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, and Michael Radutzky. Based on Davis’ firsthand account, the film is described as an “intense thriller” covering the five-day manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers. »
- Angie Han
Patriots' Day is one of two feature films in development about the attacks in April 2013, which killed three and injured around 264 others.
Research and footage captured by newsmagazine 60 Minutes will also be used to paint an accurate picture of the manhunt that ensued five days after the attack on April 15, 2013.
As well as producing, Wahlberg is apparently hoping to play Davis in the movie.
"The team that we have assembled for this project is determined to give audiences a very personal look at what occurred during the days when the »
New reports have confirmed that yet another movie about the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013 is now in the works, and not only is Mark Wahlberg now set to produce, but he is also reportedly in pole position to play the lead role. According to Deadline, proud Bostonian Mark Wahlberg wants to portray Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis in CBS Films. Patriots. Day. Davis was the man who led the manhunt for the two Chechen suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The movie is apparently now being fast-tracked by CBS Films, and the script that they ordered from Matt Charman is reportedly close to being completed. Once it is, Mark Wahlberg and the other producers on the movie will be tasked with finding the right director for the project. Patriots. Day will tell the story of the day of the bombing and the subsequent four-day manhunt that resulted in the capture of »
Mark Wahlberg is coming on board to star in and produce the Boston Marathon bombing movie Patriots' Day, which CBS Films is putting on the fast track. This new project essentially creates a race with 20th Century Fox's Boston Strong, which has another Boston native, Casey Affleck, attached to star in and produce. We'll have to wait and see which of these movies gets to the starting line first, although Deadline mentions that both movies may be able to start production this year.
Patriots' Day is based on a firsthand account of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing by Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis (Mark Wahlberg), with the help of research and footage shot on the scene by 60 Minutes. This will mark the first time that CBS Films has collaborated on a movie with 60 Minutes. The hope is to find a director in the very near future and lock down a production schedule, »
This month on Blu-ray and DVD, Liam Neeson gets revenge the third time around in Taken 3, Oscar Isaac has A Most Violent Year, Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix reteam for Inherent Vice, children.s lit favorite Paddington gets his own movie, The Babadook jumps from the page, Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz paint Big Eyes, Jennifer Aniston has her Cake, Mark Wahlberg plays The Gambler, Marion Cotillard takes the stage in The Immigrant, David Cronenberg sells Maps To The Stars, Kevin Hart »
- Mathew Plale
Marky Mark is headed back to Boston in a new drama.
CBS Films announced that Mark Wahlberg is attached to produce and star in the Boston Marathon bombings drama, Patriot’s Day. The film is based on the personal account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and is set to be written by Matt Chapman, who wrote Steven Spielberg’s next film, Bridge of Spies.
According to the release, “Commissioner Davis played an integral role in working with the FBI, Watertown Police Department, Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and local first responders to track, identify and apprehend the suspected bombers.”
“Their tactics included the use of sophisticated identity technology and giving the historic order to put the city of Boston under lockdown as they rushed to apprehend the suspects. The story is envisioned as an intense thriller, spanning the five-day search up to the infamous siege where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev »
- Zach Dennis
Paramount want in on the cinematic universe idea and after they had to hand off Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of The Avengers after Disney purchased Marvel, they aren't exactly left with all that much. They obviously have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to exploit as production is underway on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, but I'm not sure how much of a cinematic universe there is to create there unless the turtles started going off on solo missions while vacationing in the Bahamas. So, what's leftc Okay, you cheated and looked at the headline, but yes, Transformers and as much as it will surely get people to scream, Ugh, but the Transformers movies suck! these movies make money, lots of money and consistently. Transformers: Dark of the Moon made $1.12 billion in 2011 and Transformers: Age of Extinction brought in $1.09 billion last year. On top of that, while I'm no Transformers expert, »
- Brad Brevet
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has scored an interesting cameo. The sequel, which is being directed by Dave Green (Earth to Echo), will feature the Los Angeles Clipper NBA team, including players DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick, Matt Barnes, Austin Rivers, and Spencer Hawes. While shooting wasn't expected to start until April, Will Arnett was spotted at a recent Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks game shooting scenes for the sequel.
Will Arnett was joined by recent cast addition Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. She will play herself, serving as a new love interest for Will Arnett's news cameraman Vern Fenwick. It isn't known if production has officially started, or if the crew was just taking advantage of the game for scenes needed. It also hasn't been mentioned if any of the New York Knicks will participate, since the movie is being filmed in and around New York City. It »
Following four epic instalments from director Michael Bay, you’d think Paramount Pictures would be exhausted over the Transformers movie franchise. Yet it seems the studio are keener than ever to press ahead with the announcement of a strategy for the future.
Not only is Bay eyeing a fifth film (after he’s finished latest effort 13 Hours) but the studio has brought in screenwriter Akiva Goldsman to oversee a hub of scribblers – the thinking behind this “writers’ room” being to develop further sequels and spin-offs, creating a parallel with other lucrative multi-chapter series, notably Star Wars.
The brand’s key talents – Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura – are on hand to assist Goldsman with the task of keeping this saga of reconfigured robots fresh. Age Of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg is expected to return, having previously signed a contract for two more chunks of mechanized mayhem.
Toy giant Hasbro, »
- Steve Palace
We've known for awhile that more Transformers sequels were on the way, especially since Mark Wahlberg is signed for multiple movies, and Transformers: Age of Extinction was meant to be the start of a new trilogy. But now it sounds like Paramount may have even grander plans for the toy-based franchise. Deadline reveals that the studio is in talks with Akiva Goldsman to shepherd a multi-part sequel to continue the Transformers franchise, as well as potential spin-offs based on Hasbro's toyline. Basically, Paramount seems anxious to create their own Marvel-esque universe for the Transformers. More below! Goldsman would work with director Michael Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a writer's room or brain trust to hatch ideas for the franchise to expand and continue. And while Goldsman has written several screenplays himself, including the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind, it doesn't sound like he'll write and of these movies himself. »
- Ethan Anderton
Paramount Pictures is in negotiations with writer-director-producer Akiva Goldsman to help develop new Transformers movies alongside franchise director Michael Bay. Deadline reports that Paramount's approach is similar to what director James Cameron did with his Avatar sequels, forming a "writers room" of sorts that will come up with ideas to develop a new multi-part sequel and spinoff movies. Akiva Goldsman isn't expected to write any of these movies himself, but he will find new writers to craft the scripts based on his ideas for the franchise.
The site also reports that Michael Bay would like to have Transformers 5 ready to start production once he wraps on his Benghazi thriller 13 Hours. It has long been believed that last year's Transformers: Age of Extinction, which was the only movie last year to cross $1 billion worldwide, was the last Transformers he planned on directing, but it seems he'll be on board to helm Transformers 5 as well. »
Well this is an interesting turn of events. Despite the fact that they’ve almost all been critically panned, the Transformers movies make money. They make a lot of money. Transformers: Age of Extinction alone grossed nearly $1.1 billion, so whether people want them or not, there will be more Transformers movies. The question, then, has been what form will the continuation of the franchise take? After Transformers: Dark of the Moon, director Michael Bay famously planned to hand the franchise off to a new filmmaker who could semi-reboot the series. He subsequently changed his mind and came back to helm Age of Extinction himself, resulting in pretty much the same movie we’ve been watching for four films in a row now, only with more Mark Wahlberg and less Shia Labeouf. Bay previously said he'd be handing Transformers 5 off to another filmmaker, and he subsequently opted to move forward »
- Adam Chitwood
When Bp's oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, tragically blew up in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 it sent more than 160 million gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf and claimed the life of 11 men. These are the men from which director Peter Berg draws inspiration as he prepares to shoot Summit Pictures' upcoming film based on the devastating event, Deepwater Horizon. Berg will re-team with Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg for the picture to tell a human story about the people aboard the rig that day, what kind of personalities would be there and the choices they made in the time of crisis. Per The Times-Picayune, photographs of the 11 deceased men line the walls of Berg's production office in Louisiana where he is prepping the film. Berg calls those men "the heart and soul" of the film. I don't know how many hundreds or thousands of people are going to »
- Haleigh Foutch
Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has signed on to star in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, playing herself, who is the new love interest for Will Arnett's Vern Fenwick. Both Alessandra Ambrosio and Will Arnett were spotted at a recent Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks game together, where they were shooting scenes for the sequel. It isn't known if production has fully begun yet, or if the production just took advantage of the game to shoot a few scenes for the sequel. Several Los Angeles Clippers players such as DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick, Matt Barnes, Austin Rivers, and Spencer Hawes also shot a scene for the sequel.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Jeremy Howard (Donatello) are expected to return as the turtles, along with Megan Fox (April O'Neil) and William Fichtner (Eric Sacks). No story details have been »
Leonardo DiCaprio tops the most recent salary chart for Hollywood's A-list actors. His quote for a blockbuster-type film like "The Wolf of Wall Street" these days is $25 million. Performers in the $20 million club are Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Robert Downey, Jr., Angelina Jolie, and Denzel Washington. Following the success of American Sniper," Bradley Cooper is now expecting $15-20 million per film. Just behind are Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum, depending on the type of role. Also in that ballpark are Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Mark Wahlberg, and Dwayne Johnson (for an action movie). Hollywood Reporter -Break- Will boy band One Direction find a new direction with the departure of Zayn Malik? The British group's Facebook page has the singer saying, "I want to be a normal 22-year-old." They have sold 6.49 million albums and had more than 23 million downloads since starting in 2010. The four remaining members -- Niall Horan, Liam Pa. »
Ted 2 won't be released until the summer, but it looks like the ball is already rolling on the third instalment of the comedy series.
Sam Jones, aka Flash Gordon, who made a cameo in the original Seth MacFarlane film and returns for the second, spilled the beans when he revealed that he "just signed on" for the third film.
"We're moving onwards and upwards, it's wonderful. It's a great adventure at this time in my life," he added.
Jones wasn't able to divulge more information on the film, saying: "We haven't filmed Ted 3 yet."
Ted 2 sees the MacFarlane-voiced stuffed bear having to prove to a court of law that he is human in order to maintain custody of his newborn child.
Four years after the hit HBO series ended, Vince, E, Turtle, Drama and Ari reunite for the highly-anticipated big screen version of "Entourage" -- and the crew is still as tight as ever! The show's original cast, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven, return in the trailer and are back in business as they try to navigate the cutthroat world of Hollywood. The film picks up where the series left off, but this time movie star Vince Chase (Grenier) wants to make his directorial debut. It's up to his ill tempered agent, Ari Gold (Piven), to bankroll the film with only a $100 million dollar budget, which the actor quickly goes over. But if the film flops the guys can just move back to Queens ... right? The trailer looks super cool, with the crew heading to the Golden Globes, partying on yachts and soaking up all Tinsletown has to offer. »
- tooFab Staff
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