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Lionsgate Buys Sandra Bullock Thriller ‘Vigilance’

11 September 2017 4:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has purchased U.S. distribution rights to “Vigilance,” an action thriller with Sandra Bullock.

The deal was announced out of the Toronto International Film Festival. “Vigilance” follows an American who gets a job at a London armored car company that was the target of a robbery. Her motivations for working there grow more mysterious and tangled.

Bullock most recently starred in “Our Brand Is Crisis,” a box office flop that premiered at Toronto in 2015. Her other credits include the hits “Gravity” and “The Heat,” as well as her Oscar-winning turn in “The Blind Side.”

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Josef Wladyka (“Narcos”) will direct the picture. Joel Silver, the producer of “The Matrix,” “Lethal Weapon,” and “Die Hard” franchises, is overseeing the production. Despite his earlier run of successes, Silver has had a rough spell of late, with recent films such as “The Nice Guys” and »

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Lionsgate Nabs U.S. Rights to Sandra Bullock-Starrer 'Vigilance'

11 September 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Lionsgate has picked up the domestic rights to the Sandra Bullock-starring action thriller Vigilance.

The pic is inspired by the 2004 French film Le Convoyeur, and explores greed, revenge and the dark heart of human nature. Directed by Narcos director Josef Wladyka from a screenplay by Ethan Erwin, Albert Hughes and John Hodge, the film will be produced by Silver PicturesJoel Silver and executive produced by Hal Sadoff.

Lionsgate inked a first-look TV deal with Silver Pictures in 2015. Vigilance portrays Alex (Bullock), an American who has fallen on hard times, beginning a job at a London »

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Lionsgate Lands U.S. Rights To Sandra Bullock Thriller ‘Vigilance’ – Toronto

11 September 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: In its second slate-bolstering deal today at Toronto, Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Vigilance, an action thriller that will star Sandra Bullock. The Oscar-winning Gravity star aligned to the film when it was called Cash Truck, inspired by the 2004 French film Le Convoyeur. The film will be helmed by Narcos director Josef Wladyka from a screenplay by Ethan Erwin, Albert Hughes and John Hodge. Silver Pictures' Joel Silver is producing and Hal… »

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Famed Producer Joel Silver And Silver Pictures Sued After Employee's Death

20 August 2017 4:38 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court lists producer Joel Silver among its defendants. »

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Joel Silver Sued Over Assistant’s Death in Bora Bora

20 August 2017 8:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joel Silver, his company Silver Pictures, and its employee Martin Herold have all been named in a lawsuit regarding the death of Silver’s former personal assistant, Carmel Musgrove.

The suit, filed by Musgrove’s estate and parents, is suing all three parties for wrongful death. Musgrove was found dead at age 28 on a beach in Bora Bora during a star-studded trip to the island hot spot in 2015.

In the suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, attorney Brian Watkins laid out the events that led up to Musgrove’s death. Regarding the setting, Watkins wrote, “She, Herold, the Silver-related guests, along with a larger entourage of movie stars and their family members, stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel by occupying over 40 bungalows as part of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s honeymoon celebration.” The filing then alleges that “Herold provided Carmel (and possibly others) with cocaine” sometime between Aug. 4, the »

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Producer Sued for Wrongful Death in Assistant’s Drowning During Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s Honeymoon

19 August 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hollywood producer Joel Silver is being sued by the family of Carmel Musgrove — his former assistant who drowned and died in 2015 during a star-studded trip to Bora Bora for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s honeymoon.

According to the lawsuit filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court and published by The Hollywood Reporter, the 28-year-old’s parents and estate allege that Silver, his company Silver Pictures and Silver’s personal chef Martin Herold are responsible for her wrongful death.

According to the documents obtained by THR, Musgrove was found dead by Bora Bora authorities on Aug. 20, 2015 — her nude body »

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Joel Silver Sued for Wrongful Death by Family of Assistant Who Drowned in 2015

18 August 2017 9:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood producer Joel Silver is being sued for wrongful death by the family of Carmel Musgrove, the producer’s former assistant, who drowned in Bora Bora in 2015 during a celebrity-packed celebration of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s honeymoon. The lawsuit, filed on Friday, also names Silver’s company, Silver Pictures, and the company’s employee, Martin Herold, as defendants. Musgrave, who was 28 at the time of her death, had traveled with Silver and his entourage to Bora Bora and was there for several weeks performing work-related duties. Also Read: Jk Rowling Mourns 'Harry Potter' Star Robert Hardy: 'Such »

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Producer Joel Silver Sued For Wrongful Death In 2015 Drowning Of Assistant In Bora Bora

18 August 2017 8:27 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The family of former Joel Silver assistant Carmel Musgrove has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Hollywood producer, his Silver Pictures and his personal chef surrounding Musgrove’s death in August 2015. The 28-year-old Musgrove was found drowned in Bora Bora by local authorities on the beach near the Four Seasons Hotel where she was vacationing with Silver, his family and employees. Musgrove's friends had started searching for her after attempts to reach her the… »

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Joel Silver Sued for Wrongful Death in Assistant's Bora Bora Drowning

18 August 2017 7:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Joel Silver is being sued by the family of his former assistant. They claim she was fed drugs and alcohol before drowning during a star-studded trip to Bora Bora in 2015.

Carmel Musgrove's estate, and her parents, are suing Silver; his company, Silver Pictures; and its employee Martin Herold for wrongful death.

According to the lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Silver Pictures chartered a Gulfstream to fly family and friends to Bora Bora in the summer of 2015. Musgrove, who was 28 at the time, was Silver's personal assistant and was there for several weeks attending »

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Producer Joel Silver Sued By Family of Personal Assistant in Cocaine Drowning Death at Jennifer Aniston's Honeymoon Celebration

18 August 2017 5:43 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Famed producer Joel Silver is being sued over a drowning at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's honeymoon celebration. The family of Carmel Musgrove, Silver's personal assistant, claim in the lawsuit, Silver flew Carmel and others to the Four Seasons Hotel in Bora Bora in August, 2015, to celebrate the marriage of Jen and Justin. The suit alleges Carmel and a Martin Herold, Silver's personal chef, partied on August 19 and consumed heavy amounts of alcohol along with cocaine and weed. »

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Damon Lindelof in talks with HBO for a new Watchmen series

21 June 2017 3:44 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Lost and Star Trek: Into the Darkness screenwriter Damon Lindelof looks just about set to tackle the comic book adaptation Watchmen as a TV series for HBO.

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Lindelof is currently in talks with HBO to serve as an executive producer/showrunner to bring the story to life for the small screen after their first attempt at a miniseries in 2014 lost traction. The new venture into the DC comic looks set to start from scratch with any work on the first attempt to be completely scrapped giving Lindeloff free reign to let his creative juices flow.

Back in 2009, Zack Synder took the helm on the feature length Watchmen which had a cast that included Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup but the series is said to have no relation to the feature. The film was a darkly satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre, the film is set in an alternate history in the year 1985 at the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, as a group of mostly retired American superheroes investigates the murder of one of their own before uncovering an elaborate and deadly conspiracy, while their moral limitations are challenged by the complex nature of the circumstances.

With HBO declining to comment thus far on the news no other details are available as to plot or format for the new show.

Let’s hope this version can at least gather some momentum, what with HBO’s previous attempt at trying to get the series off the ground, numerous live action adaptations have failed to come to fruition.  Between October 1987 and October 2005, an adaptation of the Watchmen series became stranded in development hell; Producer Lawrence Gordon began developing the project at 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros., the parent company of Watchmen publisher DC Comics, with producer Joel Silver and director Terry Gilliam, with the latter, eventually deeming the complex comic “un-filmable”

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Sandra Bullock To Star In Silver Pictures’ ‘Cash Truck’, Inspired By ‘Le Convoyeur’ – Cannes

17 May 2017 10:42 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock will star in Cash Truck, a film inspired by the 2004 French film Le Convoyeur, for Joel Silver’s Silver PicturesJosef Wladyka, whose credits include Manos Sucias and Narcos, will direct the screenplay by Ethan Erwin, Albert Hughes and John Hodge. The deal came together on the ground here at Cannes. Bullock will star in an intense, emotionally charged action-thriller that explores greed, revenge and the dark heart of human… »

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George Clooney-Directed Movie 'Suburbicon' Gets Fall Release Date

27 March 2017 6:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

George Clooney’s next directorial outing, the crime comedy Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac, will be given a wide release by Paramount on Nov. 3.

The studio on Monday announced the release date, which puts the film in prime awards-season territory. Based on an early script by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, Suburbicon centers on the aftermath of a home invasion. The pic is produced by Joel Silver on behalf of his Silver Pictures, Clooney and Grant Heslov on behalf of their Smokehouse Pictures, and Teddy Schwarzman on behalf of Black Bear Pictures.

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George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Gets Award Season Release

27 March 2017 5:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount  has given an awards season release date of Nov. 3 to the comedy-drama “Suburbicon,” starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, with Clooney directing.

Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon.” Producers are Joel Silver under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures.

The movie is set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, where the best and worst of humanity is reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.

Clooney’s directing credits include “Monuments Men,” “Leatherheads,” “The Ides of March,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

Paramount has also set the Emily Blunt-John Krasinski thriller “A Quiet Place” for April 18. Platinum Dunes is producing and Krasinski is directing from his own script. »

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The Matrix: who wants a remake of the Wachowskis’ spoon-bending classic?

27 March 2017 2:34 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The cult cyber sci-fi is rumoured for a reboot that no one asked for. Is it just another excuse to give a dead franchise the comic-book treatment?

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The first question about a potential reboot, remake, or reupholstering of The Matrix is this: who was asking for it? And why? Keanu Reeves wasn’t asking, though he said recently he’d be up for it if it were written and directed by its original creators, the Wachowskis. Thing is, they’re not involved yet either. Only original producer Joel Silver is anywhere to be seen in the vicinity of this rumoured rehash, and he and the Wachowskis have been described as having a “strained” relationship. Silver also no longer owns rights to The Matrix, so there’s that, too.

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What Does Carpenter Think of Rodriguez Directing Escape from New York?

25 March 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A remake of Escape from New York has been in the planning stages for ages. Now, the long gestating redo is finally moving forward, as it was announced yesterday that action maestro Robert Rodriguez is stepping in to take the helm on this sci-fi thriller that will resurrect Snake Plissken for the big screen. How does original director John Carpenter feel about this choice? Well, he actually loves it quite a bit. Sharing his thoughts on Twitter, he says this.

"Robert Rodriguez is going to direct Escape From New York. I'm excited about this. Robert is great! I am thrilled. He is a great director."

John Carpenter is not a man to mince words. And he's never offered praise where it's not deserved. The man behind such classics as the original Halloween, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, The Fog and Assault on Precinct 13 is no stranger to remakes, »

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Escape from New York Remake Gets Director Robert Rodriguez

24 March 2017 5:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After years of delays, with Breck Eisner once attached to direct and Gerard Butler and Jeremy Renner previously eyed to star, 20th Century Fox's Escape From New York remake is finally moving forward. The studio has brought on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to direct this highly-anticipated remake, although no production schedule has been given. Luther creator Neil Cross came aboard to write the script back in October 2015.

Deadline reports that Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are set to produce the remake through their production company known as The Picture Company. 20th Century Fox won the rights to this iconic franchise back in January 2015 in a bidding war, with original Escape From New York director John Carpenter coming aboard as an executive producer. No details have been given regarding the new script by Neil Cross, or how different it will be from the original movie, but it is believed that the studio »

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Rebooting 'The Matrix' Furthers Hollywood's Obsession with Nostalgia

16 March 2017 5:28 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Everything old is new again. It was revealed this week that Warner Bros is currently considering rebooting The Matrix and making a new series of movies. Keanu Reeves had hinted at the possibility of returning for a fourth Matrix for some time. However, WB appears to be interested in forging a new path. In a world full of endless remakes, sequels and reinterpretations, a Matrix re-imagining seems wholly unnecessary. So let's explore why The Matrix needs to be revisited, but not rebooted. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that a film as revered and respected as The Matrix would get a reboot. Even a film as treasured as The Lion King is getting a live-action do-over. So let's explore why The Matrix needs to be revisited, but not rebooted. This apparetnly all started when Matrix producer Joel Silver approached Warner Bros with the idea to expand the onscreen Matrix mythology. »

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‘That Guy’ Actor of the Day: Andrew Bryniarski

16 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Anyone who’s ever seen the movie The Program is well aware of who Andrew Bryniarski is.  He’s the jacked guy that played the ‘roided up Lattimer.   For later generations of movie goers Bryniarski also played Leatherface in the 2006 Texas Chainsaw massacre remake. Andrew Bryniarski is known particularly for playing imposing “muscular” roles which makes perfect sense given he’s 6’ 5″ and a former bodybuilder. He came to Hollywood for a short summer vacation to visit a friend, was spotted by a talent scout who set up a screen test for Joel Silver, and all of a sudden he was

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Matrix Reboot Wants Michael B. Jordan, Writers Room Planned

15 March 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Many fans are still reeling from the news that Warner Bros. is exploring a Matrix reboot, with the studio bringing on Zak Penn (The Avengers) to write a treatment. The project is still in the very early stages of development, although sources claim that Michael B. Jordan is being eyed for the project, with another report stating that Warner Bros. is planning a writers room to come up with ideas for a cinematic universe. But that hasn't been confirmed by the studio. If this does come to fruition, The Matrix 4 will become the latest in a growing group of franchises to use this writers room format.

Deadline broke the news of this potential writers room being utilized, but it isn't clear how Zak Penn will fit into this process. As of now, the initial report only revealed that he's writing the treatment and not the full screenplay yet, but perhaps »

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