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Martin Campbell, the director behind films such as Casino Royale and Green Lantern, is set to direct another big screen comic book adaptation. It’s an indie title called Sebastian X, and the project is set up at Voltage Pictures and Valhalla Motion Pictures.
The story follows an elite cop who, “after a near-fatal injury, is implanted with the memories of the world’s most notorious terrorist — Sebastian X — in order to infiltrate his group before their next attack.”
Terminator, Aliens, and The Walking Dead Producer Gale Anne Hurd is also set to produce Sebastian X alongside Oscar winner Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker) and Craig J. Flores, along with original publishers Pierre Spengler and Fabrice Giger of Humanoids. »
- Joey Paur
He’s resurrected superspy James Bond twice in Goldeneye and Casino Royale. Now it’s hoped director Martin Campbell will give long-gestating submarine thriller Hunter Killer a shot in the arm. Based on the novel Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith, the plot concerns an underwater battle of wits between a rogue Russian commander and American special forces. With echoes of Tom Clancy’s The Hunt For Red October, the film appears to be bringing the clash between Communism and capitalism back to the Hollywood arena. Casting details are yet to be announced but expect some grizzled faces to be lit by blinking radar screens. Gerard Butler is said to be in the frame, though whether he’ll be rolling his R’s or chomping on a cigar remains to be seen.
Campbell cut his teeth on murky political TV drama Edge Of Darkness (which he also remade »
- Steve Palace
Martin Campbell hasn't directed a feature since 2011's The Green Lantern, and no, he’s not in hiding. His name has come up a few times in recent weeks actually, as the frontrunner to direct G.I. Joe 3 and he's currently attached to direct the Italian graphic novel Sebastian X. Now another project has landed with the director; he’s officially set to helm the long in-development espionage thriller Hunter Killer which will shoot in Whittier, Alaska »
- Graham McMorrow
The director of Casino Royale, Martin Campbell, has been tapped by Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures to direct a film adaptation of the graphic novel Sebastian X. The production company is currently flying high as the force behind TV ratings winner The Walking Dead, and has moved to expand its slate with the novel, which is written by Michelangelo La Neve, and drawn by Stuart Immonen.
With Campbell in the director’s chair, the script will be written by Bill Marsilii (Déjà vu). The project brings together Gale Anne Hurd and Phillip Kobylanski from Valhalla, Nicholas Chartier and Craig J. Flores from Voltage (Dallas Buyers Club), and Pierre Spengler and Fabrice Giger from Humanoids – the publishing company behind the source material. The story set out in the graphic novel sees a top law enforcement officer suffer a near fatal injury, after which he is implanted with the memory of an infamous terrorist. »
- Sarah Myles
While Martin Campbell has been attached to direct several different films since 2011's Green Lantern (and might be Paramount's top choice to helm G.I. Joe 3), his next project could be a big screen version of the Italian graphic novel Sebastian X. Variety is reporting Voltage Films and Valhalla Motion Pictures have hired the director for the adaptation, and Campbell will direct the film from a script by Deja Vu scribe Bill Marsilii. The graphic novel the was written by »
- Jesse Giroux
We’re still waiting to see another big-screen effort from Casino Royale man Martin Campbell – when your most recent film is the drubbed Green Lantern, it makes sense that you’d carefully select your next project. So while several possibilities are still in the air, he’s taking his time. Campbell has just added another potential film, teaming up with producer Gale Anne Hurd for an adaptation of the graphic novel Sebastian X.Déjà Vu writer Bill Marsilii is the man they’ve hired to write the script, adapting the title from French comics publisher Humanoids. Writer Michelangelo La Neve and artist Stuart Immonen concocted the graphic novel’s story, which sees an elite cop badly injured on a mission. As he recovers, he’s implanted with the memories of a terrorist so he can infiltrate the man’s gang before a planned attack.Voltage Pictures is also backing this one, »
Since directing Casino Royale in 2006, and introducing the world to Daniel Craig as James Bond, filmmaker Martin Campbell hasn't had much luck on the big screen. Edge of Darkness wasn't a big success, even though that was more the fault of Mel Gibson's personal life, and Green Lantern was a bomb (he might very well be to blame for that). But now Campbell is ready to move on with an adaptation of the graphic novel Sebastian X set up at Voltage Films and Valhalla Motion Pictures (with "The Walking Dead" executive producer Gale Anne Hurd on board), working in conjunction with the publisher Humanoids. If you're not familiar with Sebastian X, Variety says the graphic novel by Michelangelo La Neve follows an elite cop who, after a near-fatal injury, is implanted with the memories of the world’s most notorious terrorist, named Sebastian X, in order to infiltrate his group before their next attack. »
- Ethan Anderton
Filmmaker Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) has been set to direct an adaptation of the graphic novel Sebastian X for Voltage Films, Valhalla Motion Pictures and publisher Humanoids. The plot centers on a police officer who suffers a near-fatal injury and is implanted with the memories of the world's most dangerous terrorist, known as Sebastian X. He then goes on a mission to infiltrate the terrorist's organization before they can pull off their next attack.
Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu) is writing the adapted screenplay, based on Michelangelo La Neve's graphic novel of the same name. Nicolas Chartier and Craig J. Flores are producing for Voltage Pictures, alongside Valhalla's Gale Anne Hurd and Humanoids' Pierre Spengler and Fabrice Giger. Voltage Pictures will handle worldwide distribution, although no production schedule has been given at this time.
Martin Campbell‘s last foray into the comic book world didn’t go so well, with Green Lantern failing to impress critics or fans. Nevertheless, he’s getting back on that horse with another graphic novel adaptation. Campbell is attached to direct Sebastian X, based on the sci-fi tale written by Michelangelo La Neve and drawn by Stuart […]
The post Martin Campbell to Direct Comic Book Adaptation ‘Sebastian X’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
"Casino Royale," "Goldeneye" and "The Mask of Zorro" director Martin Campbell is set to helm a film adaptation of Michelangelo La Neve's graphic novel "Sebastian X" at Voltage Films, Valhalla Motion Pictures and publisher Humanoids.
The story centers on an elite cop who, after a near-fatal injury, is implanted with the memories of the world’s most notorious terrorist - Sebastian X - in order to infiltrate his group before their next attack.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures has added a graphic novel adaptation to its slate. The Terminator producer's company and Voltage Pictures will produce a film based on Michelangelo La Neve's Sebastian X, which centers on an elite cop who, after a near-fatal injury, is implanted with the memory of a notorious terrorist — Sebastian X — in order to infiltrate his group before its next attack. Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) will direct from a script that Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu) is currently writing. Hurd will produce, with Phillip Kobylanski overseeing on behalf of Valhalla. The production company is best known
- Austin Siegemund-Broka
Bill Marsilii has been tapped to the write the screenplay. The graphic novel by Michelangelo La Neve centers on an elite cop who, after a near-fatal injury, is implanted with the memories of the world’s most notorious terrorist — Sebastian X — in order to infiltrate his group before their next attack.
Dominic Rustam and Babacar Diene are overseeing the project on behalf of Voltage with Phillip Kobylanski overseeing on the Valhalla side. Matthew Miller, Jason Miller and Bobby Sabelhaus are executive producing.
Voltage Pictures will handle worldwide distribution.
- Dave McNary
Earlier this year, it was revealed that a sequel was in the early stages for the new Pierce Brosnan action thriller, The November Man. Remember it? Probably not: The November Man would go on to flop in the Us, grossing just $25m in the Us, and when it finally made it to British cinemas, it was released on just one screen (presumably to fill a contractual obligation somewhere along the line).
There's been no word yet on the fate of The November Man 2, but the outlook does not seem favourable. It wouldn't be the first time though that a sequel had been loudly mooted before even a first film was released, only to be quietly abandoned when something - usually related to box office takings - didn't go to plan. »
From Stephen Sommers to Jon M. Chu to...Martin Campbell? That may be the progression for the G.I. Joe franchise as a source claims the Casino Royale and Goldeneye director is the studio's top choice to helm the sequel to G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Yes, Campbell is also responsible for Green Lantern, but that still makes him the most talented director associated with this franchise. G.I. Joe: Retaliation raised a lot of eyebrows when it suddenly moved it's release date almost a full year just »
- Alex Maidy
Like it or not, Paramount Pictures is still moving forward with G.I. Joe 3. Personally, I think they should throw out what they’ve done with this franchise and start all over from scratch. This film franchise should have been so much better than what it is.
According to Schmoes Know (a site that successfully breaks scoops every now and then) the studio is looking to hire Martin Campbell to direct the movie. Campbell directed the awesome James Bond film Casino Royal and the absolutely awful DC Comics superhero movie Green Lantern.
No offer has been made yet, and as of right now no negotiations are taking place. But he’s the guy that the studio and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura want to helm the feature. Campbell hasn’t made a movie since Green Lantern, but according to the report, the directing gig for G.I. Joe 3 is his if he wants it. »
- Joey Paur
Although both movies drew highly negative reviews, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation both pulled in over $300 million apiece for Paramount, making a third installment of the action-adventure franchise all but inevitable. We learned way back in July that Lethal Weapon 4 scribe Jonathan Lemkin had been tasked with scripting G.I. Joe 3, and that Jon M. Chu would not be returning to direct, but outside of that, it’s been radio silence on the threequel. Now, however, there are whispers around the interwebs that Paramount has singled out a replacement for Chu: Casino Royale director Martin Campbell.
According to Schmoes Know, which claims to have learned of the helmer’s possible involvement via the same shadowy but “reliable” source that (rightly) revealed that Michael B. Jordan would be in the Fantastic Four reboot, Campbell is the studio’s top choice and has just entered talks. »
- Isaac Feldberg
"Casino Royale" and "Green Lantern" director Martin Campbell is reportedly the top choice of both Paramount Pictures and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to take the helm of a third film in the "G.I. Joe" series according to Schmoes Know. Filming is aiming to begin in the first half of next year.
The site claims official negotiations have not yet begun, but the job is essentially Campbell's if he wants it. Jonathan Lemkin ("Devil's Advocate," "Lethal Weapon 4") is penning the script which will center on Dwayne Johnson's character Roadblock. Adrianne Palicki is also expected to reprise her role as Lady Jaye.
In more concrete news, Deadline reports that Disney has set "Get Smart" helmer Peter Segal to direct the film adaptation of the children's book "Goblins" by Ari Berk and acclaimed illustrator Brian Froud. Tom Astle & Matt Ember will script the adaptation, while Sagal and Michael Ewing will produce. »
- Garth Franklin
According to Schmoes Know, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers: Age of Extinction) is looking at director Martin Campbell to take over the reins of G.I. Joe 3 following the departure of G.I. Joe: Retaliation helmer Jon M. Chu.
Campbell hasn’t directed a film since 2011’s Green Lantern, while his previous credits include No Escape, GoldenEye, The Legend of Zorro, Casino Royale and Edge of Darkness. It’s unknown whether Cambell has any interest in the G.I. Joe gig, or if there’s even any truth to the report in the first place…
- Gary Collinson
Paramount Pictures has been searching for a new G.I. Joe 3 director for the past few months, after Jon M. Chu dropped out to make Jem and the Holograms. A new report from Schmoes Know reveals the studio may have finally found the director they're looking for in Martin Campbell (Green Lantern, Casino Royale).
Sources claim that Martin Campbell is the top choice of Paramount and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and while official negotiations have not begun yet, the job is basically Martin Campbell's for the taking, if he wants to sign on.
We reported in July that screenwriter Jonathan Lemkin (The Devil's Advocate, Lethal Weapon 4, Shooter) signed on to write the script, which will center on Dwayne Johnson's character Roadblock. Adrianne Palicki is also expected to reprise her role as Lady Jaye, although no other cast members have been confirmed.
Dwayne Johnson himself revealed back in »
A source for Schmoes Know has heard that Paramount and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("Transformers") want Martin Campbell to direct G.I. Joe 3. It's his if he wants it. Campbell hasn't directed a film since 2011's Green Lantern. That's understable as it is one of the worst comic book movies of all-time, despite what anyone tries to tell you. A shining example of how woefully bad a comic book movie can be if you don't respect or even understand the source material. However, Casino Royale is perhaps the best James Bond film of all time. It introduced us to Daniel Craig as 007, making him an overnight star, and its grittier take on the character reenergized the multi-decade franchise. How in the world did Martin Campbell directa gem like Casino Royale and a stinker like Green Lantern? It is quite the enigma. G.I. Joe 3 is currently being written by screenwriter Jonathan Lemkin, »
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