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Deadline reports today that Akiva Goldsman is circling the writing gig and may pen the sequel's script.
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- Ryan Turek
Yes, Akiva Goldsman is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, but have you seen Winter’s Tale? That’s the kind of movie that is so bad, it could wind up becoming a warped classic for that very reason. In fact, the group I saw it with still hasn’t stopped talking about it. “I like pecans,” “I have a chicken,” Colin Farrell’s haircut, Russell Crowe’s finger-painting – the list of absurdities could go on and on. Even though A Beautiful Mind is quite the achievement and Goldsman has a number of other strong scripts to his name including Cinderella Man and a personal favorite guilty pleasure, Practical Magic, ever since Winter’s Tale, it’s been tough to get excited about anything he’s working on, and sadly, now that means having more doubts about the future of The Ring franchise as well. Goldsman is currently in talks to pen »
- Perri Nemiroff
Paramount is in talks with Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind") to pen the next draft of "The Ring 3D," the third chapter in the horror franchise. Goldsman recently did a rewrite of "Insurgent," the upcoming sequel to "Divergent". He would take over from David Loucka who penned the earlier draft of the F. Javier Gutierrez-directed sequel in which the infamous video tape strikes terror yet again.
Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go
Jamie Linden ("We Are Marshall," "Dear John") is set to pen the screenplay for Lionsgate's potential franchise starter "Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go" based on the 2008 Patrick Ness novel. Linden takes over from Charlie Kaufman who originally adapted the screenplay, while Robert Zemeckis remains attached to direct.
Set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts, the story follows the only boy »
- Garth Franklin
His directing career may have taken a serious blow with the travesty that was Winter’s Tale, but Akiva Goldsman is still killing it in Hollywood as a writer and producer. He recently did a rewrite of the next Divergent film, titled Insurgent, and upcoming projects that he’s producing include Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur series starter and a planned follow-up to I Am Legend. Now, it appears that Goldsman is going back to the horror genre (he exec-produced the first three Paranormal Activity entries) for his next gig – rewriting Paramount’s The Ring 3D.
Like the first two films, The Ring 3D will find Samara returning to strike terror into the hearts of many with her haunted video tape. F. Javier Gutiérrez, the Spanish filmmaker behind Before the Fall, is set to direct. If he strikes a deal with Paramount, Goldsman will be rewriting a script originally by David Loucka (Dream House, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: Paramount is in talks with Akiva Goldsman to write the next draft of the horror franchise, which will be called The Ring 3D. The Oscar winning scribe recently did a rewrite of Insurgent, the sequel to the Lionsgate franchise hit Divergent. Based on the novel by Koji Suzuku, the film was first scripted by David Loucka, with F. Javier Gutierrez directing. In the pic, Samara returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror again. Goldsman’s repped by Wme. Goldsman, who most recently wrote and directed Winter’s Tale and produced Lone Survivor, is booked to direct the Blumhouse thriller Stephanie, about an orphaned young girl with girl with unworldly powers who is taken in by a man and woman who claim to be her parents. His genre roots go back further, as he exec produced three Paranormal Activity installments.
- Mike Fleming Jr
A little more than a month ago, we got wind of Paramount preparing for a third instalment of the Ring horror franchise, once more adapted from the 1998 Japanese creepfest. We noted that the arrival of director F. Javier Gutiérrez signalled a potential new writer coming aboard and it appears the studio wants Akiva Goldsman to lend his keyboard-mashing abilities to the job.According to Deadline, The Ring 3D (for such as it is currently called) sees the return of vengeful spirit girl Samara and her cursed video tape, which in this era of viral videos, YouTube sharing and films on phones, seems like a quaintly out-dated idea. Perhaps it’ll either be set back when videos were the thing or it’ll expand the idea to take in some more modern formats. After all, there’s always scope for a cursed set of ice bucket challenge vids.Goldsman, who last »
The CW's "The Flash" goes to air in 52 days, a number being familiar to DC fans due to the current 'New 52' continuity. To celebrate, the network has posted a new photo of star Grant Gustin as Barry Allen in his The Flash costume. [Source: Twitter]
FX has announced that "American Horror Story: Freak Show," the upcoming fourth season in the hit horror series, will premiere on Wednesday, October 8th at 10pm.
The story centers around one of the last remaining freak shows in existence in Florida in the 1950s. The world's smallest woman, Jyoti Amge, has also joined the cast. [Source: FX]
Syfy has ordered a six-hour miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's famed sci-fi novel "Childhood’s End". "Doctor Who" helmer Nick Hurran and scribe Matthew Graham will direct and pen the project respectively, while Michael De Luca and Akiva Goldsman will produce. »
- Garth Franklin
Admittedly, Childhood’s End is another alien invasion/post apocalyptic kind of tale, of which we currently have a glut in our television schedules. But, if Syfy is going to insist on churning these stories out, it may as well be from the pen of the master – Arthur C. Clarke. In fact, since it was first published in 1954, it could be argued that Syfy has actually landed one of the original, and best.
When mysterious Overlords arrive and peacefully invade Earth, they end all war, eradicate poverty, and help humanity to form a world government – the planet becomes a near-utopia. However, the Overlords remain hidden, distant and mysterious until, years later, their unveiling heralds the dawn of a new age. The story has previously been adapted for a two-hour BBC radio presentation by writer Tony Mulholland, but it has never reached our screens – big or small – making this something quite special for Syfy. »
- Sarah Myles
Wgn America is continuing to develop their own original scripted series. They've just ordered Titans, a dramatic series that revolves around the Farrell clan of the Appalachian mountains. The show will debut sometime next year.
Here are the details:
Wgn America Expands Original Programming Slate
Begins Writers' Room for "Underground," from Creators/Executive Producers Misha Green ("Sons of Anarchy") and Joe Pokaski ("Heroes"), Executive Producer/Academy Award(R)-Winner Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind")
Los Angeles, CA (Wednesday, August 13, 2014) - Expanding its slate of original programming, Wgn America today announced its next straight-to-series order for the scripted drama "Titans," and the start of pre-production and a writers' room, with an eye toward a series order, for the scripted series "Underground." Both »
DirecTV has renewed its scripted drama series "Rogue" for a supersized third season run of twenty episodes, double the standard ten episode order of the first two seasons. The first ten will air in spring 2015 and the remaining will screen in 2016.
Starz has released a trailer for the upcoming second episode of its time travel fantasy drama "Outlander". Claire's arrival starts coming under question, whilst Jamie Fraser looks like he's about to be getting some rough treatment.
The story centers on the Farrell clan, a family who has been living off the grid in the hills »
- Garth Franklin
Wgn America is accelerating its original programming rollout with a 13-episode order for Appalachian family drama “Titans” and an fast-track development plan for the Civil War-era drama “Underground.”
Both projects come from Sony Pictures TV and are targeted for debut next year.
“Titans,” created by playwright Peter Mattei, revolves around a family struggling to live off the grid in Appalachia. Mattei is exec producing with Peter Tolan, Paul Giamatti, Dan Carey and Michael Wimer. Project has a 13-episode order.
Wgn America and Sony TV have assembled a writers’ room to develop “Underground,” from writers Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Joe Pokaski (“Heroes”). Project revolves around the covert network that was assembled to help slaves escape from the South via the Underground Railroad, as well as the mercenaries who tried to stop them. Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold are exec producing with Green and Pokaski.
“These projects, each »
- Cynthia Littleton
For its next slate of projects, Wgn America is exploring two very different worlds: the “mysterious” hills of Appalachia and America’s pre-Civil War South.
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The network on Wednesday announced a straight-to-series order for Titans, the story of a clan of Appalachian outsiders willing to defend their way of life “by any means necessary.” The scripted drama — from creator/executive producer Peter Matei and Ep Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) — has been ordered for 13 episodes.
Underground, a scripted period drama about slaves escaping to a better life in the North, »
Wgn America is continuing to bet on scripted with two new dramas. The Chicago-based network has given a straight-to-series order to hourlong drama Titans, from Rescue Me's Peter Tolan and Paul Giamatti, and is eyeing a series greenlight for Underground, a pre-Civil War slave drama project from A Beautiful Mind's Akiva Goldsman, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Both projects hail from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, and are expected to launch in 2015 though Underground — which has begun preproduction and has opened its writers' room — has yet to receive an official order. Titans,
- Philiana Ng
“Is it possible to love someone so completely they simply can’t die?” Such optimistic, doe-eyed sentimentality is just a taste of the treacly emotional core of Winter’s Tale. At least, it’s a taste of the schmaltzy script penned by Akiva Goldsman (who also takes a rare turn directing the film), a screenwriter better known for his much finer work on A Beautiful Mind and Fringe (to name a couple). No stranger to filmic adaptations (he’s adapted novels by John Grisham and Dan Brown), it seems that he really missed the mark with this adaptation of Mark Helprin’s beloved and lauded novel (but then, condensing an 800-page novel into a two-hour movie would require far more magic than that steeped in the world of Winter’s Tale).
- John Keith
It suffered a 63% box office drop in its second week of cinematic release. It was nominated for eleven Golden Raspberry Awards, winning one. It has been singled out as a source of massive regret for much of its cast. It effectively ended two A-list film careers, signaled the decline of Hollywood’s most celebrated guilty pleasure strongman, and doomed its helmsman to a pantheon of lingering disgrace. It torpedoed a multimillion dollar franchise, wiped out two green-lit blockbusters and put one of pop culture’s biggest names into the dark for eight years. It is often cited as one of the worst movies ever made, and was crowned number one by Empire. Years later, its director would be compelled to actually apologize for it. When you collect your wits at last and begin to look at the mess with something approaching rationalization, you will be hard pressed to find a »
- Scott Patterson
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Elba will play Bedivere, Arthur's father's right-hand man, who teaches Arthur how to lead an army, in the film which will reunite him with the director of London-set crime movie RocknRolla.
The script of the film which is a reimagining of the story of King Arthur and his legendary knights of the kingdom of Camelot is written by Joby Harold and will be produced by Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell and Harold.. »
- Rahul Kapoor
Today (July 23) is officially 'Batman Day', with DC Comics handing out free copies of Detective Comics #27 to mark the Caped Crusader's 75th anniversary.
What is it about Batman that makes him special? Digital Spy quizzed a few of the movie franchise's key players to find out why the character has an enduring appeal.
A trio of stars from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy - Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway and Maggie Gyllenhaal - and even Akiva Goldsman (he of Batman & Robin infamy) offer up their insightful thoughts on Batman in the video above.
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According to Variety, Elba will play a “Merlin-like figure” who trains Arthur and mentors the future king of Camelot. Whether this means the iconic wizard will actually appear in the movie itself is unknown, as is the plot which is also shrouded in mystery… although we do know that a huge Six film franchise was blueprinted at one point.
Already scheduled for release exactly two years tomorrow on July 22nd, 2016 – King Arthur is currently casting and will begin shooting later in the year. No one is yet set to play the title character (tests for the role are reportedly to begin in August with invites to Ritchie’s interested candidates going out in days), nor the members of his roundtable, which will presumably include famous characters such as Guinevere and Lancelot. »
- Matt Holmes
The actor will portray Bedivere, who serves as the right hand man to Arthur's father, and is tasked with teaching Arthur how to lead an army. The title character has not been cast at this time, but testing for the coveted role will begin in August.
We reported in April that Warner Bros. has issued a July 22, 2016 release date for Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, a fantasy re-telling of the King Arthur legend that will be the first in a proposed six-movie series.
Guy Ritchie (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) is directing from a script by Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow), with the writer also serving as a producer alongside Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell. No production »
About three months ago it appeared that Guy Ritchie had firmed up King Arthur as his next project with the possibility of the tale stretching into six feature films (which sounds absolutely insane and near impossible to me, but whatever). There’s still no word on this six movie business (which at this point I’m taking as a sign that this will be a standalone film that will leave the option for sequels open). But now we have our first bit of casting news. Idris Elba is in talks to join the film, which was written by Joby Harold and will be produced by Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnel. Warner Bros. will be releasing the film in 2D and 3D on July 22, 2016. Hit the jump for more on Idris Elba possibly joining King Arthur. Per Variety, Elba will play a “Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.” The site »
- Evan Dickson
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