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After years of speculation and development, we reported in December that the long-awaited sequel Top Gun 2 is finally moving forward at Paramount, following producer Jerry Bruckheimer signing a new first-look deal with the studio after his 20-year partnership with Disney came to an end. In a new interview with Bloomberg, the producer was asked if Tom Cruise's Pete "Maverick" Mitchell will be squaring off against drone technology in this sequel, revealing that he wants to showcase both traditional and drone pilots.
"Technology has changed, obviously, since we made the first one. So I think we're going to take advantage of what the world is like today with the drones really taking over in a lot of our wars. Is the pilot obsolete? Are those guys, those jet jockeys, are they gone from now? No I don't think so...because you still have to make quick decisions. We're hopefully going to highlight both worlds. »
Maverick has a problem: Too. Much. Awesome.
Maverick isn’t just a pilot. He’s the best pilot there ever was or ever will be. He’s not the best of the best: He’s the best of the best…of the best. But his superiors can’t handle Maverick. He flies the way he wants to fly — awesomely. His superiors try to teach him the value of teamwork or whatever. The super-hot lady instructor with the boy’s name tries to heal him using totally sweet neon-lighted lovemaking, and also by getting him to deal with his emotionally distant father. »
- Darren Franich
Sequels to famous 1980s titles like The Goonies, Beetlejuice, and Top Gun have been rumored many times over the years since the original films released by now, yet of late Hollywood’s fixation on nostalgia for that decade has signaled that one or more of these belated followups may, at long last, actually get made. Case in point: just a week ago, reports emerged that Warner Bros. is currently fast-tracking Goonies 2, while a couple months back Michael Keaton confirmed that he and director Tim Burton have seriously discussed making a second movie featuring “The Ghost with the Most.”
For a while, Top Gun 2 looked like it would be the ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Jerry Bruckheimer is taking one of his biggest hits out of the hanger and adding a modern twist to make it relevant to 21 century moviegoers. Plans for a sequel to “Top Gun” will have Tom Cruise grappling with a new kind of aerial warfare, one that is more reliant on drones, the veteran producer said during an interview this week with Bloomberg TV's Jon Erlichman. “Technology has changed, obviously, since we made the first one,” Bruckheimer said. “So I think we're going to take advantage of what the world is like today with the drones really taking over in a lot. »
- Brent Lang
Guy Ritchie has signed on for a new take on the Arthurian legend, with Variety revealing that the Sherlock Holmes director will link up with Warner Bros. once again for King Arthur, which is set for release on July 22nd, 2016.
King Arthur has been written by Joby Harold (Awake), who will also produce alongside Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell. No plot details have been released, although it has been rumoured previously that WB was looking at the property as a potential franchise, stretching as far a six films.
- Gary Collinson
There has been recent speculation that WB will move its still-untitled Batman-Superman project back from May 6, 2016, to the July 22 date to avoid going up against Marvel-Disney’s “Captain America 3.” But domestic distribution topper Dan Fellman recently said that there were no plans to move.
Plot details are under wraps and no cast has been set.
- Dave McNary
A new, slightly longer international trailer for Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us from Evil has arrived from Sony/Screen Gems, and it shows off even more of the spooky shenanigans heading our way this summer.
Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn star alongside Eric Bana. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Derrickson directs a script he and Paul Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) wrote.
Look for it in theaters July 2, 2014.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
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- Debi Moore
Deadline has revealed that Ubisoft and New Regency’s forthcoming adaptation of the hit video games series Assassin’s Creed is to undergo a rewrite courtesy of Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, the screenwriters behind Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus. The duo’s other upcoming credits include Darren Aronofsky’s planned George Washington biopic The General, as well as an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Devil in the Grove and Jerry Bruckheimer disaster flick Shake.
The movie adaptation of Assassin’s Creed is being developed as a vehicle for Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is attached to co-produce and star. The original draft was penned by newcomer Michael Lesslie, with Scott Frank (The Wolverine) subsequently rewriting. A director is yet to become attached, although Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) has been rumoured as a possibility.
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- Gary Collinson
David Letterman’s sign-off from CBS’ “Late Show” next year will not only mark the end of an era in latenight, it will bring the curtain down on one of the most unique and lucrative deals ever crafted for a television star.
But Team Letterman took advantage of a moment in time that gave it the utmost leverage. NBC had been so ham-fisted in its handling of “The Tonight Show” transition in 1991 that it alienated Johnny Carson and Letterman, Carson’s hand-picked successor. That made Letterman a red-hot commodity for a rival network that was desperate to break into the latenight business. Surprisingly, for all its Tiffany successes, CBS had never fostered a latenight franchise to rival NBC — or even ABC’s perch with “Nightline. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to the Vertigo Comics property Fbp: Federal Bureau of Psychics by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez. Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) has been tapped to write the screenplay adaptation, with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) set to produce.
The comic is set in a world where cosmic and supernatural disturbances happen constantly, which lead to the formation of the Fbp: Federal Bureau of Psychics to deal with these events. The story follows Adam Young, a rising star in the Fbp, tasked with investigating an alternate universe known as the "BubbleVerse," while realizing that his partner has sinister ulterior motives. The comic series was originally entitled Collider until it was changed last year.
Justin Marks wrote the »
Exclusive: Justin Marks is reuniting with producer David Goyer to adapt Vertigo Comics’ Federal Bureau Of Physics, penning the script based on a treatment by Simon Oliver, who created the comic with Robbi Rodriguez. The comic series was titled Collider before the name was changed last year. Nellie Reed from Goyer’s company is also producing the Warner Bros pic; Jon Berg is overseeing for the studio. Goyer and Marks previously teamed at Warners with the latter adapting the DC Comics property Green Arrow: Escape From Supermax. The comic series centers on the Fbp, or the Federal Bureau of Physics, a group formed in a world where quantum disturbances happen all the time and must be dealt with. Marks has been busy, with his Jungle Book at Disney and directed by Jon Favreau set for a October 9, 2015 release. He also just completed a military action thriller for Jerry Bruckheimer »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Empire reports that there are new writers on board the upcoming movie adaptation of Ubisoft’s hit video game, Assassin's Creed.
Michael Fassbender is still slated to produce and star in the film, however, it appears that the studio feels the need to bring in writers Bill Collage and Adam Cooper to weave the tale of the freerunning assassin.
The duo has previously written Accepted and New York Minute (that one starred Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), and they got a story credit for Tower Heist. Not sounding so stellar, I know, but they have several higher profile, more prestigious films in the pipeline, including projects with Darren Aronofsky (The General) and Ridley Scott (Exodus). They’re also working on an adaptation of the novel Devil in the Grove, Jerry Bruckheimer’s Shake, and Luc Besson’s Transporter 4.
I am one who believes in the stigma associated with video games turned into movies. »
- Billy Fisher
Just over a year since Michael Lesslie's first draft, two new writers have been brought in to tackle the stealthy free-running of Assassin's Creed. Adam Cooper and Bill Collage will be setting the latest scenes for producer and star Michael Fassbender.The pair previously wrote the comedy Accepted and, er, the Olsen Twins vehicle New York Minute, as well as scoring the story credit for Tower Heist. But Assassin's Creed marks another high-profile gig in their in-the-works binder, slotting in alongside Darren Aronofsky's George Washington drama The General and the Ridley Scott / Christian Bale Moses epic Exodus. They're also adapting Gilbert King's Pulitzer Prize-winning Devil In The Grove for Lionsgate; crushing Jerry Bruckheimer's earthquake blockbuster Shake for Paramount; and delivering Transporter 4 for Luc Besson and EuropaCorp.Last we heard, there was talk of Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Child 44) in the director's chair, but there's »
It's a good time to be Ubisoft. Not only are they continuing to put out highly-anticipated video games like Watch_Dogs , they're also shaping up to be the video game equivalent of Marvel Studios. Last week, Tom Hardy's Splinter Cell adaptation signed Academy Award nominated writer Sheldon Turner, making a lot of noise for a project that was once written off as a neat teaser trailer. Now, Deadline has the scoop again, this time reporting that writers Adam Cooper and Bill Collage have been brought on to re-write the Michael Fassbender produced adaptation of Assassin's Creed. People can't be blamed for not recognizing those names, but after doing some research it's clear why these guys could be good fits for the franchise. Scripts for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings , Darren Aronofsky's The General, and Jerry Bruckheimer's Shake are all listed as upcoming credits. These titles »
The writers will rework the original draft by Michael Lesslie, although no specific story details have been given. We reported in January that Safe House director Daniel Espinosa was being eyed to direct, but his involvement has not been confirmed at this time.
The Ubisoft video game centers on a bartender named Desmond Miles, who learns that he comes from a long line of assassins, as he is forced by an evil corporation to track down priceless artifacts while using a device that gives him all of the skills and training of his predecessors before him.
No production schedule has been given, but the film is already slated for an August 7, 2015 release date.
Exclusive: Adam Cooper and Bill Collage are rewriting for New Regency and Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed, the live-action adaptation of the Ubisoft vidgame that is coming together as a vehicle for 12 Years A Slave star Michael Fassbender. Cooper and Collage have been on a roll of late. They most recently scripted the original draft of Exodus: Gods & Kings, with Steve Zaillian rewriting the biblical epic that Ridley Scott is directing with Christian Bale starring as Moses. They also scripted the George Washington pic The General for Noah helmer Darren Aronofsky and his Protozoa Pictures banner. That film is set at Red Granite. The scribes take on this high-profile job as they are adapting the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Devil In The Grove for producer Allison Shearmur at Lionsgate, and the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced earthquake movie Shake at Paramount. They also are working with Aronofsky and Protozoa on the epic The Maccabee for New Regency Television, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
(Cbr) If you can hear the faint strains of Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone,” that’s because "Top Gun 2" is back in the works. “We’ve been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we’re getting closer and closer,” producer Jerry Bruckheimer told The Huffington Post. The sequel to the 1986 action drama gained steam in 2012 with the original gang of Bruckheimer, star Tom Cruise and director Tony Scott reuniting for a script by "Thor" screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zach Stentz. However, any momentum ended following Scott’s August 2012 suicide. “Don [Simpson] and I tried to develop something, we didn’t succeed,” Bruckheimer said. “[Tom] Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn’t succeed. Now we’re back at it.” He even delved into some of the themes of "Top Gun 2", offering that, “The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Famed mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about the proposed concept for Top Gun 2. "The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones? [Tom] Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay," Bruckheimer said. "It's just getting to the starting place. Fortunately for Tom, he's very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that Paramount feels they can make the picture." When you get right down to it, in a decade that was largely defined by popcorn entertainment, a case can be made that Top Gun was the best popcorn movie of them all. It featured an up-and-coming Tom Cruise in what would become the movie that officially skyrocketed his superstardom, it put mega-producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson (no relation to Smells Like Screen Spirit's Managing Editor) on the map, »
- Matthew McKibben
Cruise will return as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, an old-school pilot fighting to prove humans are not obsolete in age of machines
Bruckheimer said Top Gun 2 would update the world of aviation to reflect modern realities, with Cruise positioned as an old-school pilot fighting to prove that man will always triumph over machine. »
- Ben Child
Before the death of director Tony Scott back in 2012, it finally seemed that the long-rumoured sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun was finally starting to move forward, with leading man Tom Cruise all set to reprise his role as ace pilot Maverick. Last year, Jerry Bruckheimer suggested that development on Top Gun 2 would continue despite Scott's passing, and now the producer has suggested the sequel is "getting closer and closer", as well as opening up a little about his plans for the plot.
"We've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we're getting closer and closer," Bruckheimer tells The Huffington Post. "Don [Simpson] and I tried to develop something, we didn't succeed. [Tom] Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn't succeed. Now we're back at it. The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to »
- Gary Collinson
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