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Back in December it was announced that Jackie Chan had signed on to star in the action thriller Five Against a Bullet, and now comes word that Traitor and Replicas helmer Jeffrey Nachmanoff will be handling directing duties.
Five Against a Bullet has been in development for several years, with Bruce Willis attached to star at one point, and Joe Carnahan coming on board to direct in 2014. Carnahan recently exited the project, but remains credited as the screenwriter, although Matt Corman and Chris Ord (Covert Affairs) are currently penning a new draft.
The film will follow five world-weary bodyguards who are hired to protect a Mexican politician running for mayor after his father is murdered by a drug cartel. Previous reports have suggested that the project could potentially spawn a franchise following the team of bodyguards through their various assignments. »
- Amie Cranswick
The Important News DC Extended Universe: Matt Reeves will direct The Batman. Chris McKay will direct a Nightwing movie. David F. Sandberg might direct Shazam. David Thewlis is playing the villain Ares in Wonder Woman. Marvel Cinematic Universe: Rob Zombie will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. X-Men: Deadpool 2 and X-Force got hot new writers in Drew Goddard and Joe Carnahan. James Mangold is sure Logan's X-23 will return in more movies. Star Wars: The Han Solo Star Wars Story has begun production. Disney Remakes: Donald Glover and James Earl Jones will star in the live-action The Lion King. Angelina Jolie might do a Maleficent sequel. Alien/Predator: Alfie Allen...
- Christopher Campbell
Updated: It seems that Joe Carnahan consulted with Amy Hennig (the head writer and creative director on the first three Uncharted games who is no longer with Naughty Dog) and Nolan North (the actor who plays Nathan Drake in the games) on the screenplay. Take from that what you will. Do not panic, folks, @carnojoe […]
The post Developer Behind ‘Uncharted’ Has No Idea What’s Happening With the Movie, But Is That A Problem? [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
Flarsky: Charlize Theron (The Huntsman: Winter's War, above left) and Seth Rogen (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, above right) will star in Flarsky. Jonathan Levine will direct; he previously worked with Rogen on 50/50 and The Night Before; writer Dan Sterling previously penned Rogen's The Interview. Rogen will play an out-of-work journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush (Theron). The biggest obstacle? She is now "powerful and unattainable." [THR] Five Against a Bullet: Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor, above right with Don Cheadle) will direct the action thriller Five Against a Bullet. Jackie Chan will star as one of five bodyguards hired by a Latin American dictator for protection during a potentially dangerous election. Joe Carnahan (Stretch...
- Peter Martin
The decision to go for an R-rating has caused some controversy, with one fan tweeting Naughty Dog’s creative director Neil Druckmann to express their opinion. However, it appears that Naughty Dog, the developer behind the Uncharted series has not been involved in development of the movie, with Druckmann responding to the tweet with the following…
No one at Naughty Dog has read the script. No idea what the movie is about let alone its tone. https://t.co/lc64Pevqyk
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) February 23, 2017
So it appears that Naughty Dog has had no creative input into the movie so far, and with production set to get underway in the next few months under director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum), it would seem »
- Thomas Roach
Sony’s film adaptation of their groundbreaking video game franchise Uncharted has certainly regained life with Stranger Things‘ Shawn Levy coming aboard to direct a seemingly faithful script treatment from Joe Carnahan (The Grey). Speaking to ComingSoon, Carnahan discussed the likely MPAA rating, action, and inevitable Indiana Jones comparisons.
Carnahan states “When I wrote Uncharted I didn’t spare the rod. I wrote it the way the video game is. They swear in the game, they’re kinda foul-mouthed and I kept all that stuff intact and I definitely didn’t write it as a PG-13 movie, I wrote it the way that movie should be written. PG-13 in a lot of ways is a cop out, and I think its been exposed as such.”
What’s interesting is that although Uncharted does contain quite a bit of foul language, the F word is never uttered. Maybe he means that »
- Robert Kojder
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the project though his Di Bonventura Pictures for Sony along with Suretone Pictures, Jordan Schur through Mimran Schur Pictures and Chan through his Sparkle Roll production company.
Joe Carnahan came on to the project in 2014 to direct and re-write Alex Litvak’s script, set in a small Mexican town under attack by the drug cartel. The story centers on five the world-weary bodyguards who are signed on to protect a Mexican politician after his father is murdered by a cartel, ahead of an election.
- Dave McNary
After years and years of stops and starts, the Uncharted movie finally took a big leap forward last month when Joe Carnahan announced he’d finished his screenplay. The question now, then, is exactly what he turned in. After all, fans have been waiting forever to see this beloved property hit the big screen. Will Carnahan do the source […]
- Angie Han
Right now, we're waiting to see what will come next for Fox's X-Men movie series, which wrapped up multiple storylines in last year's X-Men: Apocalypse. Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman's X-Men spin-off Logan is already receiving rave reviews -- such as this one by our own Erik Davis -- ahead of its wide release on March 3. Naturally, that makes us eager to hear about Fox's other upcoming movies based on Marvel comic books. Now comes word via Collider that Joe Carnahan (above, left) is writing the screenplay for X-Force. Like many comic book series, numerous iterations of X-Force have been published over the years, though the primary focus remains on a group of military-minded mutants. Carnahan has been in the news lately because of his plans to write and direct a...
- Peter Martin
Recently Joe Carnahan and Frank Grillo announced that they will be teaming up to produce an American remake of the hit Indonesian action film “The Raid,” and now the two have followed up that announcement with an interview with Collider. The two specifically spoke about how their project will be more of a reimagining of the source material, and will make significant changes to the story and style to the original film. All of these changes have the approval of the original film’s director, Gareth Evans, who is producing the film, and told Carnahan and Grillo after extensively discussing their project: “Go make your version. I want to see your version.”
The first major change the remake will see is the setting, as Carnahan’s version will take place in Caracas, Venezuela. The reason for this change, »
- Michael Gonzalez
Last night, our friends at Collider landed a big scoop about The Grey and A-Team director Joe Carnahan being brought in to write the developing X-Force movie at 20th Century Fox. The mutant team includes Deadpool at the heart of the crew, and he’s frequently accompanied by characters like Cable and Domino, who are supposed […]
The post ‘Deadpool 2’ Writers Are Getting Some Help From Drew Goddard appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Joe Carnahan is a busy man at the moment. He’s writing Shawn Levy’s Uncharted movie, prepping his next directorial effort Bad Boys for Life, and recently announced a remake of The Raid with Frank Grillo.
Well, we can now add another project to his slate, as Collider is reporting that Carnahan is currently scripting an X-Force adaptation for 20th Century Fox. The site states that at present, he is only contracted for the screenplay, but could potentially direct should Fox like his script.
X-Force revolves around a team of mutants who adopt a more militant approach to that of the X-Men. In the comic books, the team has had a revolving roster of members, »
- Gary Collinson
Right now, we're waiting to see what will come next for Fox's X-Men movie series, which wrapped up multiple storylines in last year's X-Men: Apocalypse. Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman's X-Men spin-off Logan is already receiving rave reviews -- such as this one by Fandango's Erik Davis -- ahead of its wide release on March 3. Naturally, that makes us eager to hear about Fox's other upcoming movies based on Marvel comic books. Now comes word via Collider that Joe Carnahan...
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Joe Carnahan is becoming a very in-demand name in Hollywood. So much so, he may wind up trying to make carbon copies of himself, or perhaps figure out a way to never sleep, because his workload is piling up. His latest project? It turns out Fox has tapped him to co-write and direct the upcoming X-Force movie.
Collider initially broke the news that the director of The Grey and the upcoming Bad Boys 3 was going to be co-writing the screenplay for X-Force with Ryan Reynolds, who is set to reprise his role as Deadpool in the movie. It was then reported shortly after by Comicbook.com that Fox also wants him to direct X-Force, which would make perfect sense given that R-rated action is right in his wheelhouse.
For those who may not know, X-Force is a Marvel Comics series that follows a team of mutants who are more »
A Thief’s End, Naughty Dog’s latest and arguably greatest entry into the swashbuckling Uncharted franchise, brought the curtain down on Nathan Drake’s saga with aplomb – but Nolan North’s wisecracking mascot is about to find new life on the big screen.
That’s right, after years spent simmering on the brink of production, Sony is finally beginning to make serious headway on a live-action adaptation after hiring both Shawn Levy and Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Raid) to direct and write, respectively. The latter turned in a first draft of the script late last year and now, during an interview with Coming Soon, Carnahan has shed new light on his pitch, the possibility of an R rating, and why his vision contains some of the “biggest, f***in’ craziest action sequences” he’s ever put on paper.
First up, here’s how Carnahan approached Nathan Drake’s »
- Michael Briers
Cb is reporting that an inside source has found a director for the future X-Force film, and don't expect to be blown away with his resume. Joe Carnahan has been hired, likely due to the fact that he will willingly work with Ryan Reynolds. Carnahan is best know for directing, producing, and writing the screenplay for The Grey. In addition, he directed Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, 3 episodes of The Blacklist, and Stretch, and also wrote a video short that sounds delicious named Taco Heaven.
Both Carnahan and Ryan Reynolds will co-write the movie, and with Deadpool 2 expected to arrive in 2018, one could assume a 2020 release date, but no further information has been given. At this point, all that is known about the actors appearing in the movie is that Ryan Reynolds will star in it.
Cable and Domino are set to appear in Deadpool 2, so considering they are »
- Drew Carlton
Still without a release date, it seems Ryan Reynolds wants “Deadpool 2” to be the best it can be, and if the rumors are to be believed, he’s flexing all the creative muscle he has on the sequel to realize his vision. Last fall, “Deadpool” director Tim Miller exited the picture, with “John Wick” co-helmer stepping in to replace him.
- Kevin Jagernauth
As we talked about yesterday, Joe Carnahan is one busy dude. He’s got writing duties aligned for Bad Boys, a remake of The Raid (as well as directing), and possibly now the X-force movie. On top of all that he’s been given reign of the scripting duties for the long-gestating Uncharted movie, an adaptation of the popular video game that has taken years to come together. He has a lot to live up... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Uncharted movie remake was written with an R-rating in mind.
Narc and The A-Team filmmaker Joe Carnahan has got a ton of projects on the go at the moment. His next directorial effort will be Bad Boys For Life, the third film in the Bad Boys series, which is set to go into production this year. Apart from that, Carnahan has written the screenplay for the Uncharted movie remake which he gave a brief update on to Coming Soon.
“When I wrote ‘Uncharted,’ I didn’t spare the rod,” Carnahan said. “I wrote it the way the video game is. They swear in the game, they’re kinda foul-mouthed and I kept all that stuff intact and I definitely didn’t write it as a PG-13 movie, I wrote it the way that movie should be written.”
“R-rated movies were the movies we were into – “Predator”, those were all R-rated films. »
- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Feb 23, 2017
News broke last week that the planned Hollywood remake of Gareth Evans’ stunning action movie The Raid had a new director. Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smokin’ Aces, The Grey) is taking the job on, and he’s being chatting to Collider about why he’s taking the film on, and how it’ll differ from the original. He was joined in the chat by Frank Grillo, who’s also involved in the project.
So: why do a remake at all? Simple. In the words of Grillo, “many Americans, most Americans, have never seen The Raid before”. As Carnahan added, “among cinephiles, it’s a beloved film. But people in Des Moines, Iowa have not seen The Raid”.
We bet there’s at »
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