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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.
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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
Idris Elba is in talks to join the cast of Warner Bros' "King Arthur," playing a Merlin-like character who trains and mentors Arthur. An actor has yet to be cast for the title role. Guy Ritchie is attached to direct the movie, from a script penned by Joby Harold, with Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell producing. This King Arthur story follow a long line of King Arthur movies over the years, including one directed by our man Antoine Fuqua, in 2004, which starred Clive Owen as the title character. In Arthurian legend, Merlin, in short, is King Arthur's adviser, a prophet, bard and a magician. Catch the busy Monsieur Elba next, playing a bad guy, in the Will »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Here we have our first bit of casting news for Guy Ritchie's King Arthur movie, which will be officially titled Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur. The Wrap report that Cbm fave Idris Elba is in negotiations to play the role of a Knight named Bedivere, "Arthur's father's right-hand man who takes it upon himself to train the young warrior for battle as he learns his true destiny." It was rumored that WB were looking at Ritchie to bring a six-film take on the classic tale to the screen, but if that is the case there's no mention of it here. There have been various movies, comics and tv shows based around Arthurian legend over the years, including the underrated Camelot and the mediocre Disney produced flick with Clive Owen in the title role. The most successful take was arguably John Boorman's Excalibur back in 1981. Akiva Goldsman and »
Sources say that Elba would play a Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.
Plot details are under wraps with the film set to bow on July 22, 2016.
Warners had always planned to go out with a straight offer for Elba’s role, but for the part of Arthur, the plan is to begin putting out test offers next week to actors who would test the first week of August.
Ritchie has been meeting with actors over the past few months, and sources say some of the thesps had expected to receive those offers soon, though their identities are still unknown.
- Justin Kroll
Warner Bros. has been trying to develop the classic 1980s video game Space Invaders as a feature film for years. The project is once again being pushed forward, this time with producers Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, and Tory Tunnell.
Goldsman is the Academy Award winning writer of A Beautiful Mind, and has also worked on films such as I Am Legend, I Robot, The Da Vinci Code, and most recently Winter's Tale. He's a solid producer, and I think the film is in good hands.
There's no information on what story they will tell, but they could basically make it anything they want. There's no real mythology behind the 1978 game, it just featured several rows of aliens firing lasers at earth, and one ship toggling back and fourth shooting them back trying to stop them.
Source: The Wrap »
- Joey Paur
Remember Space Invaders? Well it’s coming to a big screen near you…
Given that Space Invaders features little more than rows of alien ships descending upon the player, it’s anyone’s guess as to what we’ll get in terms of plot, barring an invasion from space, of course.
First released by Taito in 1978, Space Invaders was a huge hit in the arcades and helped to revolutionise the video game industry. By 1982, it had pulled in $2 billion in quarters and became the first video game to sell over a million units on home consoles.
The post Warner Bros. developing a Space Invaders movie appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Cross another item off the list of “things I am marginally aware of that have yet to be made into a movie.” Space Invaders, the classic arcade game you’ve probably picked up at some point in your life, is getting the filmic treatment from Warner Bros. The Wrap reports Akiva Goldsman, of Fringe, I Am Legend and, most recently, A Winter’s Tale, is producing the great pixelated epic, along with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell. This isn’t the first time Warners has tried to get a Space Invaders movie off the ground. In 2010, the studio sent another band of producers to Taito, the Japanese company behind the game, to bend a knee and beg for the rights. It didn’t work out. This time, though, all the parties are aligned. Now, you may be saying to yourself, “What? No. Space Invaders has almost nothing of substance that could translate into a movie. It »
- Adam Bellotto
Unfortunately, this will cost more than a couple of quarters to see. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy classic arcade game Space Invaders as much as the next person, but it seems as if Hollywood is running out of ideas. Read on below to see who's signed on to produce the upcoming film project, as well as some other films they've produced! According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. Pictures has gotten a hold of film rights to the classic 1980s arcade game "Space Invaders," which has recruited some risky producers, for what will be a risky movie. Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, Winter's Tale), Joby Harold (Awake), as well as Tory Tunnell (Holy Rollers) have all signed on as producers of the film. What are your thoughts of the project? Do you have hope for the film? Whatever your answers are, leave them in the comments below, and to check out the original article, »
It's been over three years since the last update on a film adaptation of the 80s video game Space Invaders surfaced, and at the time, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (behind such toy adaptations as the Transformers franchise and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra) and Gigi Pritzker of Odd Lot Entertainment had picked up the rights. But it sounds like they couldn't get the project together as The Wrap reports Akiva Goldsman, director of A Winter's Tale and producer of Lone Survivor and Hancock, is now behind a new initiative to adapt the game at Warner Bros. Pictures now. And if you know the premise of the game, the story could be anything. The original video game features a row of aliens shifting towards a hero trying to blast them away while hiding behind big blocks. The simplicity of the game opens up the film to be something much bigger like Battleship, »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Bros. has acquired the long-gestating video game adaptation Space Invaders, and are ready to bring this 80s arcade classic to the big screen with I Am Legend writer and producer Akiva Goldsman.
Akiva Goldsman will co-produce alongside Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell for Weed Road and Safehouse Pictures. Weed Road/Safe House VP Matt Schwartz helped track down and secure the rights, with Warner Bros. executive Jesse Ehrman overseeing the project.
No screenwriter is in place at this time, and its unclear if Akiva Goldsman will take on those duties. He recently moved into the director's hot seat with Winter's Tale, which pulled wildly varying opinions from a full spectrum of movie critics. Let's just say audiences did not flock to theaters in droves.
The video game Space Invaders does not have a narrative other than the player is one lone gunman staving off an impending extraterrestrial invasion. There »
It was almost three years ago when we told you a feature film based on the classic arcade game Space Invaders was on the way. I guess the powers that be were waiting for some talented individuals to jump on board, and so here we are. Warner Bros. has acquired the films rights and brought on Akiva Goldsman (who wrote A Beautiful Mind and directed A Winter's Tale), Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell to produce the adaptation. The classic '80s arcade game was all about pew-pew-pew! »
- Graham McMorrow
Warner Bros. has acquired the films rights to the classic 1980s arcade game "Space Invaders".
The video game featured several descending rows of aliens firing lasers at the hero, a horizontally sliding laser cannon at the bottom of the screen which tried to destroy them.
The aim of the player was to kill them all before they reached the lowest level. The problem was the more that died, the faster the subsequent creatures moved.
Beyond that though there was no real mythology or story behind the game which gives any filmmaker a certain amount of freedom.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Chills and thrills: will Gotham City be put on ice? George Clooney is Batman as the dark knight battles his greatest threat yet: cold-hearted Mr. Freeze (Schwarzenegger) and venomous Poison Ivy (Thurman). Batman has more than Gotham City to protect: the youthful eagerness of crimefighting comrades Robin (O'Donnell) and Batgirl (Silversone) puts them frequently in harm's way. Batman & Robin (1997) was directed by Joel Schumacher, from a script written by Akiva Goldsman. The film starred: Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze, George Clooney as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Chris O'Donnell as Dick Grayson/Robin, Uma Thurman as Dr. Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy, Alicia Silverstone as Barbara Wilson/Batgirl, Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth, Pat Hingle as Commissioner James Gordon, Elle Macpherson as Julie Madison, Vivica »
Akiva Goldsman has signed on to develop and produce a Space Invaders movie based on the classic Taito video game. Goldsman, who is known for I Am Legend and Hancock, and who just directed Winter’s Tale, will produce with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell. More details on the Space Invaders movie after the jump. Warners bought Midway […]
The post Akiva Goldsman Producing ‘Space Invaders’ Movie appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Akiva Goldsman wrote, directed and produced Winter's Tale for Warner Bros this year and I haven't seen it, but it has been described to me as laughably bad. Something about Colin Farrell pulling off someone's face? I imagine I'll get to it.
On the other side of this story coin is a game called Space Invaders. I'm not sure how ever-present it is in the current generation, but it's that 1980s video game where you're shooting slowly advancing aliens from behind some destructible obstacles. It's kind of like a stationary Galaga.
I bet Taylor Kitsch could star in it. »
Warner Bros. has acquired feature films rights to the classic 1980s arcade game “Space Invaders,” which has recruited some high-profile producers. Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell have come on to produce through Weed Road and Safehouse Picutres, respectively. Matt Schwartz, VP of Weed Road/Safe House, helped track down and secure the rights, while WB exec Jesse Ehrman will oversee the project for the studio. “Space Invaders” doesn't feature a rich mythology in terms of narrative, as the video game simply featured several rows of aliens (or their ships) firing lasers at the hero, who must take cover behind blocks that slowly disintegrate. »
- Jeff Sneider
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