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Here’s a first look at Sony Pictures’ upcoming film, The 5th Wave.
In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.
The screenplay is from Susannah Grant and Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner, based on the first installment in a trilogy by Rick Yancey. (The second book in the series, The Infinite Sea, came out on September 16, 2014. The third book in the series is named The Last »
- Michelle McCue
Dante's Inferno is being adapted into a film after Warner Bros bought a pitch based on the classic text.
The first part of the poet's Divine Comedy, originally published in 1320, has inspired a movie by screenwriter Dwain Worrell, Deadline reports.
In the film, Dante will travel through the nine levels of hell to save the woman he loves.
The pitch was brought in to Warner Bros by Nik Mavinkurve and Chantal Nong.
Warners is said to be excited by the scale of the project and the potential for a franchise. »
Dante’s Inferno film Dante’s Inferno film script snapped up by The WB!
Warner Brothers are planning to bring a new Dante’s Inferno film to the big screen. Deadline broke the news of the acquisition of Dwain Worrell‘s original screenplay, which will be produced by the Academy Award-winning Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) and Gianni Nunnari, who produced Seven and The Departed. So not a bad team then?
Worrell’s script is based on the epic love story that is the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy where Dante descends through the nine circles of hell to save the woman he loves.
It’s a vast text by Dante Alighieri, that dates from c. 1308 to 1320; one that you read more about here.
Here’s a taster from The World Of Dante:
Dante’s Inferno, widely hailed as one of the great classics of Western literature, details »
- Paul Heath
Exclusive: In a preemptive deal, Warner Bros has purchased the original feature pitch Dante’s Inferno from screenwriter Dwain Worrell. Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang and Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road will produce it together. The project has the studio excited by its scale and franchise potential. It’s based on the epic love story that is at the core of Dante’s Inferno. Dante descends through the nine circles of hell to save the woman he loves. Nik Manikurve and Chantal… »
Having himself played a hybrid of a vampire and a werewolf in the Underworld films, Scott Speedman is well placed to join the cast of There Are Monsters. Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) is directing, and has also signed up Aaron Douglas, Zoe Kazan and Ella Ballentine for the cast.Details so far are sketchy, but the plot of the film centres on "a mother and daughter trapped and tormented by a ruthless creature". It's probably safe to assume that Kazan and Ballentine are, respectively, the mother and daughter. But all we know about Speedman and Douglas are that their characters are called Roy and Jesse. Do either of those sound like the name of a ruthless creature?Bertino brought us the impressive The Strangers in 2008, but this is only the second time he's directed since, following Mockingbird, which went straight to DVD here in the UK. He wrote an interesting-sounding »
The parties said on Thursday the high-concept project will be a elevated horror “in a very unique setting” and forms part of A24’s growing development slate with Eva Maria Daniels of VisionChaos Productions.
“We could not feel luckier to be working with this group of master class filmmakers – it’s truly a perfect team,” said A24. “This is an incredibly inventive, ambitious take on a horror movie and we can’t wait to share more about it with the world.”
“We’re incredibly »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Phantom Four’s David Goyer and Kevin Turen have teamed up with A24 on a high concept original horror film to be directed by Marc Munden. To be part of A24’s slate of films with Eva Maria Daniels of VisionChaos Productions, the film will be written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, the duo who penned Akiva Goldsman's Stephanie, currently in post-production from Universal. It is currently untitled. Munden, who among other projects directed on the acclaimed UK Channel 4… »
Syfy is doubling down with “Childhood’s End” and “The Expanse,” setting the projects to premiere back-to-back on Dec. 14.
“Childhood’s End” is a six-hour event series based on Arthur C. Clarke’s sci-fi novel and deals with what happens after alien Overlords take over and promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness — but what do they ultimately want from Earth? It has a cast that includes Charles Dance, Mike Vogel, Daisy Betts, Yael Stone, Julian McMahon, Osy Ikhile and Colm Meaney.
It’s written and adapted by Matthew Graham, who exec produces along with Akiva Goldsman. Alissa Phillips is co-executive producer. It’s directed by Nick Hurran. The Universal Cable Productions series will air from 8 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 14, 15 and 16.
- Whitney Friedlander
Tom Hardy has signed on to star in the Vertigo Comics adaptation 100 Bullets for New Line Cinema, according to a report from Heat Vision Blog. This project will be the first for New Line since taking over the adaptations of DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. The adaptation is already far into development, with Christopher Borrelli (The Vatican Tapes) writing the screenplay.
The original comic book, created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, centers on a special agent named Graves, who has a bizarre way of helping people. He approaches them with a picture of the person who ruined their lives, a gun, and 100 Bullets of ammunition that cannot be traced. The comic book series ran for, appropriately, 100 issues, between 1999 and 2009. No specific details were given regarding the adaptation's plot, but it is expected to stay true to the comics.
The news comes just a few months after Tom Hardy teased »
Sony just released a slew of opening dates for upcoming films and one that stands out is January 13, 2017, when the first film adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” will actually be happening. After covering news of this on-again off-again project, this confirmation that Sony is committed to the project is pretty darn rad.
“The Purge” series creator James DeMonaco is back to write and direct the latest sequel. Jason Blum is producing along with Sebastien Lemercier and Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller through their Platinum Dunes banner.
The films take place in a future where there is one day each year when all crime is legalized for a 12-hour period, described by the government as “The Purge.” In “Anarchy,” Grillo played Sergeant, a man who seeks revenge on the night of The Purge, only to get pulled into protecting a group of people who are left without shelter as purging begins.
- Justin Kroll
Back in March, it was revealed that Paramount Pictures is taking a unique approach to their lucrative Transformers franchise, putting together a writers room that will come up with ideas for Transformers 5 and other future sequels and spinoffs. The writers room is lead by Akiva Goldsman and includes Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan and Geneva Robertson-Dorsett. While promoting the new season of Daredevil at the TCA press tour, Steven S. DeKnight revealed what it was like to work with these other writers, confirming that Transformers 5 will be written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner.
"It's that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. »
Transformer 5 is making announcements that the writing team has been selected. Now so far we know that Michael Bay has said he will not be involved with the directing but we’ve heard such announcements before. Mark Wahlberg has not said if he’ll return or not but it’s a sure bet he will. We know we will have a release date of 2017 and Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman have taken the helms as the writing team.
Steven DeKnight who was a showrunner on Daredevil announced this confirmed this and also that the franchise would be splitting for spinoffs and other projects as well. Jeff Pinkner has previously been attached to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and shows like Alias and Fringe. Akiva Goldsman has also worked on Fringe, The Losers, I am Legend, and Deep Blue Sea.
While the franchise hasn’t been that well received with the latest »
- email@example.com (Jason The X)
Following his work as show runner on the first season of Marvel and Netflix's "Daredevil," Steven DeKnight became one of the names onboard the 'brain trust' of several notable writers assembled to help chart a course for the "Transformers" franchise.
Akiva Goldsman, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura serve as the supervisors of this 'brain trust' whose job is to produce not just more "Transformers" sequel story ideas but spin-offs, prequels, and possibly even animated films as part of a larger 'Transformers Cinematic Universe'. Speaking with IGN, he explained how it works:
"It's that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. It was a wonderful experience.
- Garth Franklin
Yesterday Steven DeKnight, former showrunner on Daredevil and current member of Paramount’s Transformers writer’s room, told us about the arrival of the Punisher to the second season of Daredevil. Today he has talked to other outlets about the Transformers project, and his comments help us understand who’s doing what (such as Jeff Pinkner writing Transformers 5 […]
- Russ Fischer
Musician John Legend, along with his Get Lifted partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, has signed on to exec produce Wgn America’s upcoming original thriller “Underground,” network president and general manager Matt Cherniss announced Wednesday during the Television Critics Association press tour.
Legend’s production banner Get Lifted will also oversee the score, soundtrack and all other music aspects of the series.
“Underground” will follow plantation slaves as they band together to fight for the lives of their families, their future and their freedom. The series is currently in production in Baton Rouge, La., and is set to premiere in 2016.
“We are excited to join forces with Wgn America and Sony and the talented team of writers and producers on this powerful project that we believe will inspire us all,” said Legend in a statement. “This series has a unique opportunity to speak to the passion and courage of »
- Alex Stedman
John Legend‘s Egot plan is continuing right on schedule.
The multiple Grammy-winner — who also picked up the 2015 Best Original Song Oscar for Selma‘s “Glory” — along with his production company Get Lifted, has signed on to executive-produce and oversee all music aspects of Wgn America’s upcoming slavery drama Underground. As TVLine reported when the project was greenlit in February, Kanye West originally was eyed for the position.
Is it too early for 2016 Emmy buzz for Legend in the Original Music category? »
Coming this fall, the National Geographic channel will present "Breakthrough," a new series produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment. Executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Mark Dowley, the series is an anthology about leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Each hour-long episode will be directed by a Hollywood filmmaker, and Angela Bassett is one of them. She joins Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner as the first six directors. Worth noting, she's both the only black director of the six, as well as the only woman director. The first episodes, now in production, explore remarkable breakthroughs in brain science, longevity,...
- Tambay A. Obenson
As Paramount plots to expand the Transformers franchise into a full-blown cinematic universe, it has assembled a crack team of Hollywood scribes led by Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale), all of whom are tasked with laying the groundwork for the future of the franchise.
Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil) is one member of said writers room, which also includes Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk), Jeff Pinker (Lost), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson (Shut In), Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
Recently, at the TCAs for Daredevil, DeKnight discussed what it’s like to be a member of such a sprawling team of writers and how he’s liking the jump from television to feature filmmaking:
You know, it’s that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page »
- Isaac Feldberg
Big-budget movies go into production without a completed script with some frequency, so it was notable when the team behind the “Transformers” film franchise assembled a "think tank" to hash out a plan for the future of the series. “Daredevil” season one showrunner Steven DeKnight was in this think tank, joined by “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (“Ant-Man”), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (“Iron Man”), and Zak Penn (“X-Men: The Last Stand”) among others. Akiva Goldsman led the charge in charting the course for the future of the “Transformers” franchise. DeKnight was on hand at today’s TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour to talk about the first season of Netflix’s "Daredevil." When asked about the “Transformers” experience, DeKnight said that it was “wonderful” that movies are now taking a page from television. “It was a wonderful experience,” DeKnight enthused. “Akiva Goldsman was fantastic and Jeff Pinkner was phenomenal. »
- Roth Cornet
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