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Marvel ended up skating on thin ice with its upcoming Ant-Man adaptation recently when script changes led long-time director Edgar Wright to depart the project, leaving the studio scrambling to find a replacement. As the days turned into weeks, directors came and went, including Adam McKay and Rawson Marshall Thurber, both of whom turned down the gig. Other contenders included Ruben Fleischer and Michael Dowse, but Marvel ended up going with Peyton Reed, a comedy director known for Yes Man and The Break-Up.
More than a few fans responded to the choice with pessimism, bemoaning Wright’s departure and criticizing Marvel for implementing the script changes that forced out the well-respected helmer. Then, news broke that multiple screenwriters, including McKay, Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer, had been brought on board to further rework the script. Needless to say, that particular news nugget didn’t do much to pacify fans.
- Isaac Feldberg
Doug Liman ("Edge of Tomorrow," "The Bourne Identity") is attached to direct the World War II soccer-themed "Victory" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Gavin O'Connor is writing the script, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name.
The story follows a group of allied POWs preparing for a soccer match against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris. But amid the preparations, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.
Meanwhile, Steve Pink ("About Last Night," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2") is set to direct the family adventure "Overnight" for Disney Pictures. Ruben Fleischer was previously in discussions to direct in February, but it never progressed.
- Garth Franklin
Back in February, we reported that Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer was going to venture into family adventure territory with Overnight, a toy store heist film set up at Disney. However, it seems like a deal couldn't be finalized as THR reports that it will be Hot Tub Time Machine and About Last Night director Steve Pink taking on the film with a script from 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel. The film is simply described as Home Alone in a toy store as it follows a father and son who win the chance to sleepover in some sort of amazing toy store like Fao Schwarz.. But it happens to be the night that some guys try to rob it. The father and son bond after having a rough relationship following a divorce while stopping the robbery that turns into a hostage situation. Funnily enough, the project was originally set up at »
- Ethan Anderton
Steve Pink, who directed the recent comedy remake About Last Night, has signed on to direct Overnight for Disney. We reported in February that Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) was in talks to direct, but a deal was never reached.
The absent-minded father, who is recently divorced, is trying to salvage his relationship with his son, while at the same time trying to defuse a hostage situation. The project was first set up at Sony/Columbia Pictures, but it was picked up out of turnaround last year by Disney.
“Zombieland” and “30 Minutes or Less” director Ruben Fleischer has inked a two-year deal with Universal Television. Under the pact, Fleischer will develop new programming, or supervise other writers for projects on which he'll serve as an executive producer. Additionally, Fleischer will occasionally direct under the deal. In addition, Fleischer has launched his own production company called The District. David Bernad, formerly of RipCord Productionsl, will serve as Fleischer's producing partner. Also read: Universal Partnerships & Licensing to Expand to Consumer Products Covering NBC and Sprout “Ruben is wildly creative and his work successfully spans comedy and drama,” said Universal Television's Bela Bajaria. »
- Jethro Nededog
“Zombieland” and “Gangster Squad” director Ruben Fleischer has signed a two-year overall deal at Universal Television that will allow him to create and develop new drama and comedy programming for both network and cable as well as executive produce — and occasionally direct — other scripted projects.
Fleischer also announced the formation of his new production company, The District, and has brought on RipCord Productions’ David Bernad as a producing partner. Bernad will also executive produce projects under the shingle.
“Ruben is wildly creative and his work successfully spans comedy and drama,” said Universal Television exec VP Bela Bajaria. “His talent and enthusiasm will be a welcome addition to our strong team of creators at Universal Television.”
Fleischer’s TV credits include co-creating and producing MTV’s “Rob & Big.” He has also directed numerous Funny or Die videos. His upcoming film projects include directing “Spy Hunter” for producer Dan Lin and Warner Bros. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Ruben Fleischer is making a big push into television. The Zombieland director has launched a new production company, The District, and has inked a two-year overall pact with Universal Television. As part of the new pod deal, Fleischer will create and develop new drama and comedy programming for both network and cable, as well as work with and supervise other writers on projects that he'll exec produce and occasionally direct. Additionally, he has tapped former RipCord Prods. exec David Bernad to come aboard as his producing partner. "Ruben is wildly creative and his work successfully spans comedy and drama. His talent and enthusiasm
- Lacey Rose
After years upon years of delays, it looks like Sony might be ready to move forward with their long-awaited Ghostbusters sequel, with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer reportedly circling the project. Screenwriter Etan Cohen revealed earlier this month that he is currently working on the script with producer Ivan Reitman, although a new rumor surfaced earlier this week that Chronicle writer Max Landis was brought on for the latest rewrites. But the writer shot down the report with the following tweets.
Hey guys, it pains me to say this, but you know I pride myself on being straight up person. Zero truth to the Ghostbusters report.
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June 18, 2014
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) June 18, 2014
However, the writer was asked repeatedly by his Twitter followers what his Ghostbusters pitch would have been. »
Ghostbusters 3 is looking to be more and more real as each day goes by after the new rumours that Ruben Fleischer is in talks to direct. While he is yet to be confirmed, he is not directing Marvel’s Ant-Man which he was also in line for. But in terms of writing, former Deadline Hollywood reporter (and founder) Nikki Finke reported that Chronicle‘s Max Landis was set to work on the script.
Finke’s post, which has since been removed, claimed that Sony was impressed with Landis’ script for Victor Frankenstein and hired him to cast his eye over the script for Ghostbusters 3. According to Finke, Landis would be doing “more of a polish than a page 1 rewrite”
However, this was quickly squashed by Landis himself.
Shortly after the post was set out into the Internet and news sites picked it up, Landis took to Twitter to squash the rumours:
Hey guys, »
- Luke Owen
Yes indeed, there is new information regarding Ghostbusters 3, including a new character, casting and plenty more to sink your teeth into. Who ya gonna call? Nobody right now! You're going to click on into this article and find out what your favorite ectoplasm-covered heroes are up to.
A quote from the article reads, "For example, Sigourney Weaver says that during one relatively recent conversation with Ivan Reitman, 'I said, "I have one condition; I want my son, Oscar (from Ghostbusters II), to be a Ghostbuster," and he said, "We’ve already done that."'"
We also get confirmation from the same article that, as anticipated, many members of the original cast are returning. An additional quote reads, "All of the original »
- Scott Hallam
Marvel Studios. search to find a new writer and director for Ant-Man has finally come to a close. The comic book movie world was shocked a couple weeks ago when it was revealed that director Edgar Wright and Marvel were parting ways on the 2015 summer blockbuster, and with production scheduled to start up extremely soon, the studio worked hard and worked quickly to try and find a replacement . though they had to go through a couple of names first. Trade reports suggested that everyone from Nicholas Stoller to Ruben Fleischer was brought in for meetings to talk about potentially taking over Ant-Man, but only this week did they finally find the filmmakers that they have been looking for. and they are quite interesting choices indeed. With Edgar Wright no longer involved, Ant-Man is now being written by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) and directed by Peyton Reed (Bring It On, »
After years of speculation and rumors, it seems that the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters reboot/sequel is finally moving forward, with Ruben Fleischer currently circling the project as his next directorial effort. It has long been reported that the story will feature cameos from original Ghostbusters stars Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, who will help usher in a new generation of Ghostbusters. In a recent interview, Sigourney Weaver claims that she will only return as Dana Barrett if her son Oscar from Ghostbusters 2 is one of the new Ghostbusters.
Here's what she had to say to Vanity Fair about her conversation with director Ivan Reitman, who had already implemented that idea into the story.
"I said, I have one condition. I want my son Oscar [from Ghostbusters 2] to be a Ghostbuster, and he said, 'We've already done that.'"
Last weekend saw the 30th anniversary of Ivan Reitman’s comedy classic Ghostbusters, but the third entry in the franchise is perhaps one of the longest gestating movies in Hollywood development. Despite being in play since the early 90s, Ghostbusters 3 is yet to go into production. Ivan Reitman has ruled himself out of directing after the death of Harold Ramis and the latest rumour is putting Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) in the director’s chair.
The Aliens actress said in an interview with Vanity Fair while discussing returning for a third outing: “I said, ‘I have one condition. I want my son Oscar to be a Ghostbuster’, and he said, ‘We’ve already done that.’”
Oscar was last seen in 1989′s »
- Luke Owen
It's been over two weeks since it was announced that Edgar wright and Marvel Studios were parting ways on the long in development Ant-Man over creative differences, leaving doubts on whether we would ever see the size changing hero on the big screen. Marvel were adamant they were on track for the July 17th 2015 release date, but a growing shortlist of directors, including Adam McKay (Anchorman), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), and Nicholas Stoller (Bad Neighbours), turning down the chance to replace Wright. But now Marvel Studios have indeed found their director in the form of Yes Man and The Break-Up director Peyton Reed. Not exactly the choice I would have expected, but they have a good track record of picking directors from out of left field. On top of that, Adam McKay has been brought on as "script contributor", no doubt revising Wright's and Joe Cornish's existing script. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
A new director has been named to fill in the void left when Edgar Wright abruptly left the director’s chair of Ant-Man empty on May 23. After a search by Marvel that found them looking at several directors, the company settled on Peyton Reed. (Bring It On, Yes Man, The Break-Up)
Both Reed and the film’s writer Adam McKay—who was also a contender for the director’s chair, having helmed the Anchorman—are known for their comedies. How will two guys who specialize in comedy handle a serious Marvel super hero film? It’s true that Marvel likes to keep its films light and fun, unlike DC’s more intensely grim and serious approach; so is there a danger »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Marvel's "Ant-Man" finally has a director. The search to find a replacement for departed director Edgar Wright has come to an end, with comedy veteran Peyton Reed signing on to helm the superhero film with Paul Rudd in the title role. Marvel revealed the news today on their official site. Reed is best-known for comedies such as "Bring It On," "Down With Love" and Jim Carrey's "Yes Man," but has some previous superhero experience. He spent years developing a "Fantastic Four" feature at Fox, before Tim Story ultimately took the reins. Wright ("Shaun of the Dead") abruptly left "Ant-Man" last month, citing creative differences with Marvel. Among the other names who were reportedly in the mix and various points thereafter were Rawson Marshall Thurber, Nicholas Stoller, and Ruben Fleischer. Adam McKay ("Anchorman") and David Wain ("Wet Hot American Summer"), both of whom had worked with Rudd in the past, »
- Dave Lewis
Having identified a list of potential successors that included Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Adam McKay (Anchorman) and Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) – with the latter two both seemingly declining the opportunity – Marvel then widened its search, adding both Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Michael Dowse (Goon) to its radar.
Now it seems they’ve cast the net even wider, with The Wrap reporting that Peyton Reed (The Break-Up) has emerged as front runner for the film, while The Hollywood Reporter add that David Wain (Role Models) is also under consideration. With production due to get underway next month, we should probably expect an official announcement on Wright’s replacement soon, assuming Marvel isn »
- Gary Collinson
The Break-Up and Yes Man director Peyton Reed has been named as the frontrunner to direct Ant-Man according to a new report as they continue to search for a filmmaker to replace The World’s End helmer Edgar Wright after he parted ways over “creative differences” with Marvel Studios.
However, Role Models and Wanderlust director David Wain is also being considered, in part because of his working relationship with Paul Rudd. Sources claim that, “the single biggest thing Marvel is looking for is someone who can work with the talent already assembled.”
- Josh Wilding
Two weeks ago today was when fan-favorite director Edgar Wright departed Marvel Studio's Ant-Man, a project he had been linked to since 2006, with later reports indicating that drastic script changes caused his change of heart. Since that time, the search for a replacement director has been on with the likes of Anchorman's Adam McKay being up for the task and then pulling out of discussions as quick as they had begun. Dodgeball's Rawson Thurber and Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer were also said to be in contention but have also withdrawn their names from the hunt. »
Wow, it’s turned into quite the day for Ant-Man news, hasn’t it? In fact, the tiny little Avenger has been dominating the news cycle for a couple weeks now, ever since Edgar Wright left the project and sent Marvel scrambling to find a replacement.
We’ve heard several names tossed about, from Anchorman director Adam McKay (who went into negotiations and then promptly dropped out), We’re The Millers helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber (who turned it down), Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer (who left after McKay was offered the job), Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller (whose involvement was later called “unfounded”), and What If director Michael Dowse.
Like the other candidates, Reed has a history in comedy, »
- James Garcia
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