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Dwayne Johnson hopes to out-Bourne Jason Bourne in ‘The Janson Directive’

18 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Universal Pictures is looking for its next Robert Ludlum spy franchise, and it has turned to Dwayne Johnson to star. The actor revealed on Twitter that he has signed on for the adaptation of the author’s 2002 novel "The Janson Directive." Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind") wrote the screenplay.   Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman will write the script. Let’s roll… #Ludlum #Conspiracy #JansonDirective pic.twitter.com/B0tpHu3dL8 — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2014   Ludlum penned the Jason Bourne novels that inspired four Universal films — three starring Matt Damon, and a spinoff featuring Jeremy Renner. Damon and director Paul Greengrass are looking to reunite for a fifth installment. There’s also a possibility for a more direct follow-up to Renner’s "Bourne Legacy." Johnson continues to add franchises to his already busy workload. "Fast & Furious 7" will hit theaters on April 3, 2015, plus he’s also working on "G.I. Joe »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Dwayne Johnson To Star In Robert Ludlum’s Conspiracy Thriller, The Janson Directive

29 September 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ever since Universal revealed plans to adapt Robert Ludlum’s final novel, Hollywood’s go-to franchise reviver Dwayne Johnson has been attached to star. And so, following his notable work on The Fast and Furious and G.I. Joe, the wrestler-cum-actor has been given a franchise of his own with The Janson Directive.

Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman will write the script. Let’s roll… #Ludlum #Conspiracy #JansonDirective pic.twitter.com/B0tpHu3dL8

Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2014

Johnson, who confirmed the role through his official Twitter page over the weekend, will step into the shoes of Paul Janson, an ex-Navy Seal who has become a sought after corporate security consultant. Alongside the announcement, the studio confirmed that the script will be penned by none other than Akiva Goldsman — Oscar-winning scribe behind I Am Legend and I, Robot.

Based on Ludlum’s eponymous novel, the property shares strands of DNA with »

- Michael Briers

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Dwayne Johnson confirms The Janson Directive

29 September 2014 7:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that he will star in The Janson Directive.

The Fast & Furious star tweeted that he will take the role in the Universal Pictures film, as previously rumoured.

Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman will write the script. Let's roll...

#Ludlum #Conspiracy #JansonDirective pic.twitter.com/B0tpHu3dL8

Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2014

Insurgent's Akiva Goldsman will adapt the posthumous Robert Ludlum novel.

The espionage thriller is the first in a series centring around covert Us operative Paul Janson.

When a mission goes seriously wrong, he finds himself on the run from his own agency.

Johnson was most recently seen in Hercules.

He will be seen in the upcoming Fast & Furious 7 and Shazam. »

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Dwayne Johnson To Star In Robert Ludlum Adaption The Janson Directive

29 September 2014 12:14 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

While he may be best known for the creating of Jason Bourne, novelist Robert Ludlum had masterminded the creation of other characters, including former government agent and security Paul Janson. An adaption of the first novel in the Janson series, the Janson Directive (released posthumously, a year after the authors death) has been in the works for some time now, with Dwayne Johnson in negotiations to take the leading role. Now, through Twitter, the actor has confirmed that he has been cast in the role, with Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I, Robot) handling the script, which sees Janson on the run from the  government after a rescue mission goes horribly wrong. This should be a more serious, Bourne-like action role for Johnson, which Universal obviously want to spin off into a franchise, which would be good for him going forward as he has proven he can excel when given »

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Dwayne Johnson Confirms Role in Ludlum’s The Janson Directive; Akiva Goldsman to Write Script

28 September 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A couple of months ago Dwayne Johnson was reported to be in talks to star in Universal's adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Janson Directive.  Now it has been confirmed that he is officially cast.  Not only that, but Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman will be writing the script (presumably a page-one rewrite of the draft John Hlavin was commissioned to execute a few years ago).  Make no mistake, Universal wants to fashion this into a Bourne style franchise for Johnson and I... have no problem with that.  It's gotta be better than The Bourne Legacy. The story follows a former consular ops agent who goes into business as a private security consultant after becoming uncomfortable with the high number of sanctioned killings as a covert operative.  I'm kind of looking forward to seeing Johnson do serious action work that doesn't have the wink and nod element built in (though »

- Evan Dickson

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Dwayne Johnson to star in Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Directive

28 September 2014 1:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While Universal Pictures wrestle over the future direction of the Bourne franchise, the studio is pushing ahead with an adaptation of another Robert Ludlum novel, The Janson Directive, with Dwayne Johnson (Hercules) taking to Twitter to confirm that he’s set to star in the spy thriller, which is being penned by Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind).

Published posthumously in 2012, the synopsis for Ludlum’s The Janson Directive reads as follows…

When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations—to save him. But Janson’s rescue operation goes horribly wrong…and soon Janson is marked for death, the target of a “beyond salvage” order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of »

- Gary Collinson

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Dwayne Johnson Confirms 'Janson Directive' Writer Akiva Goldsman

27 September 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in July, Dwayne Johnson was in early talks to take the lead in an adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Janson Directive. The actor has now confirmed his role as Paul Janson, announcing that Academy-award winning writer Akiva Goldsman will pen the screenplay.

Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman will write the script. Let's roll... #Ludlum#Conspiracy#JansonDirectivepic.twitter.com/B0tpHu3dL8

Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2014

Dwayne Johnson will star as a former Navy Seal and spy for the government agency Consular Operations, who leaves the agency after a number of sanctioned serial killings. He becomes a private security consultant, teaming up with a sharpshooter, striving to help only those who are in need, although he must uncover a vast conspiracy when he is targeted for assassination.

It is believed that Universal wants to set this up as a Jason Bourne-esque franchise Dwayne Johnson. Author Robert Ludlum also »

- MovieWeb

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Dwayne Johnson Confirms "Janson Directive"

27 September 2014 2:19 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

First rumored to be attached back in June, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has taken to the social media airwaves to confirm he's in talks to star in "The Janson Directive" for Universal Pictures.

Based on the novel by the late Robert Ludlum ("The Bourne Identity"), Johnson is slated to play a former consular ops agent who goes into business as a private security consultant after a high number of sanctioned killings.

He later teams with a sharpshooter and only takes assignments that he believe will help people in need. "A Beautiful Mind" scribe Akiva Goldsman will pen the script and Johnson himself will produce.

Source: Wrestling Inc »

- Garth Franklin

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DC Comics Nightwing To Star In Live Action ‘Teen Titans’ Series

22 September 2014 11:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

DC Comics are slowly beginning to take over the small screen with the upcoming Gotham, Constantine and The Flash, which are set to join the already-immensely successful Arrow. However it looks as if even more studios are eager to get in on the action, as American Cable Network TNT is reportedly close to securing a new television deal with Warner Bros.

If the deal is successful, TNT will be ordering a pilot for a live action Teen Titans drama series in the coming weeks. Although the show will be based on the adolescent superheroes previously seen in Cartoon Network’s popular animated series, the live action adaptation will be considerably darker and instead go by the name of ‘Titans’. The series will centre on Batman’s former sidekick (and ex-Robin) Dick Grayson, who has now taken on the mantle of a fearless saviour known as Nightwing. The report mentions that »

- Ben Read

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Screen Gems Launching Horror-Thriller ‘Scarecrow’ (Exclusive)

19 September 2014 6:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony’s Screen Gems has bought Mike Scannell’s horror-thriller “Scarecrow” with horror specialist Unbroken Pictures producing.

Scannell’s spec script, set at a remote lake house, revolves around a mother and her two young daughters who must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.

Bryan Bertino, who directed 2008’s “The Strangers,” and Adrienne Biddle are producing through their Unbroken Pictures banner.

Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper and Scott Strauss will oversee “Scarecrow” for the company.

Bertino wrote and directed “Mockingbird,” which he also produced with Biddle. That title will be released Oct. 6 through Blumhouse’s newly launched Bh Tilt label.

Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper and Scott Strauss will oversee “Scarecrow” for the company.

Unbroken is currently in pre-production on “There Are Monsters” with Atlas and Bertino directing from his own script.

It’s also developing supernatural horror movie “February” with »

- Dave McNary

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Syfy’s ‘Childhood’s End’ to Shoot in Australia

19 September 2014 12:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hong Kong – Syfy’s upcoming six-hour mini-series “Childhood’s End,” is to shoot from November in Melbourne, Australia.

The epic U.S. science fiction series is based on the classic 1953 Arthur C. Clarke novel, follows a peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious ‘Overlords’. Their arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

Backed by Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBCUniversal, the series was secured through Film Victoria with financial support from the Victoria state government. Pre-production begins this month, with shooting at Docklands Studios Melbourne extending for 13 weeks into 2015. It will be produced by HayPop’s Jeff Hayes and Brett Popplewell.

Adaptation is by Matthew Graham (creator of BBC’s “Life on Mars,”), with Mike DeLuca (“Captain Philips,” “Moneyball,” “The Social Network”) and Akiva Goldsman (“Paranormal Activity,” “I Am Legend”) attached as executive producers.

“Around 380 talented local practitioners, »

- Patrick Frater

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‘I Origins’ Actress to Play Female Lead in ‘King Arthur’

18 September 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

I Origins” actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey is in talks to play Guinevere opposite Charlie Hunnam in Warner Bros.’ retelling of “King Arthur.”

Guy Ritchie will direct the medieval epic.

In the classic tale, Guinevere is the young lover of King Arthur before she later betrays him for the knight Lancelot. Ritchie’s film is expected to focus on Arthur’s earlier days.

Hunnam stars in the film with Idris Elba playing his right hand man, Bedivere.

Joby Harold penned the script and is producing with Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell.

“King Arthur” hits theaters July 22, 2016.

Berges-Frisbey beat out a handful of ladies who were chasing the role including Elizabeth Olsen, Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander.

The CAA-repped actress has also appeared in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

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- Justin Kroll

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DC and Vertigo comics character Lucifer lands pilot commitment at Fox

16 September 2014 11:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to bringing DC Comics characters to the small screen, as Deadline is now reporting that Lucifer, a character who debuted in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and eventually got his own eponymous spin-off, has been given a pilot commitment at Fox.

Californication creator Tom Kapinos will write and produce the show, and if it gets picked up it will follow the titular Devil as he resigns his throne and abandons Hell in favor of the “gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.”

If picked up for series, Lucifer will join a handful of other DC Comics shows, including The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, and iZombie, NBC’s Constantine, and Fox’s Gotham, as well as in-development shows like Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler’s Supergirl, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Preacher at AMC, »

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DC Comics Character Lucifer Lands Pilot Commitment At Fox

16 September 2014 4:41 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox executives must be pretty happy with what they’ve seen from Gotham so far, because they’ve given a pilot commitment to the DC and Vertigo Comics character Lucifer. According to Deadline, Californication creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos will write and produce the show.

For those unfamiliar, Lucifer Morningstar was a supporting character in Neil Gaiman’s Vertigo comic The Sandman, and eventually got his own spin-off written by Mike Carey. Based on the Devil, Lucifer one day abandons his job of ruling over Hell and instead adventures to Earth, Heaven, and other realms. The television series will stick pretty closely to the comics, as Deadline describes the approach to the series as follows:

“[The series] centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux. »

- James Garcia

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TNT Close to Production Order for DC Comics-Based Series “Titans”

14 September 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Everyone’s favorite “Robin,” Dick Grayson, might be coming back to television with his Teen Titan cohorts in a brand new television show. The Hollywood Reporter is stating that TNT is nearing a pilot-production order for “Titans,” based on the popular “Teen Titans” comic book by DC Comics. “Titans” is being billed as a drama with Marc Haimes and Akiva Goldsman attached as writers. Goldsman will act as executive producer with Haimes as co-executive producer. The show, as you can probably already tell, will involve Grayson–who has left his “Robin” moniker for the new name “Nightwing”–and fellow superheroes Starfire, Raven, and others. I’m assuming “others” includes Aqualad, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash  [ Read More ]

The post TNT Close to Production Order for DC Comics-Based Series “Titans” appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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"Titans" : Enter 'Raven' and 'Starfire'

14 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

The small-screen will soon be awash in costumed-vigilante TV series, as DC Entertainment continues to expand their live-action universe with "Titans", a new cable series for TNT, based on DC Comics' "Teen Titans", with a pilot written by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman and Marc Haimes:

"...'Titans' focuses on a group of young superheroes from the DC Comics Universe, including 'Dick Grayson' aka 'Robin', who takes on the new identity of 'Nightwing', to lead 'Starfire', 'Raven' and a whole lot more..."

The team first appeared in DC's "The Brave and the Bold" #54 (1964) as a "...junior 'Justice League'", featuring Grayson, 'Kid Flash' aka 'Wally West' and 'Aqualad' aka 'Garth', the sidekicks of Justice League members 'Batman', 'Flash' and 'Aquaman'.

The group made its first official appearance as "Teen Titans" in DC's "The Brave and the Bold" #60, joined by 'Wonder Girl' aka 'Donna Troy', who »

- Michael Stevens

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The Week in Spandex – Batman v Superman, DC TV, Captain America 3, Iron Man 4, The Hulk, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Spider-Man and more

13 September 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Legion of Super-Heroes, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Teen Titans, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America 3, Iron Man 4, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sinister Six, Venom Carnage, X-Men: Apocalypse and more…

After a selection of photos arrived online showing the new Batmobile on the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder took to Twitter to give us a high-resolution image of Ben Affleck’s ride from the 2016 DC superhero ensemble. Be sure to read the thoughts of our writing team on Dark Knight’s new wheels in the latest Flickering Myth Reaction, and check out Luke Owen’s feature where he looks at the Evolution of The Batmobile »

- Gary Collinson

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Warner Bros. is Prepping a Live-Action Teen Titans TV Show

12 September 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

While WB/DC are currently working on bringing their stable of superheroes to the big screen, they're also hard at work on developing several TV projects to go along with them.  With The Flash, Arrow (in it's third season), Constantine, and Gotham already set to premiere and word of a Supergirl series being prepped as well...fans have a lot to look forward to.  Now, it looks like they're also starting work on the beloved younger team of heroes, the Teen Titans, which Nightwing would lead.  Come inside to learn more. 

This report is coming from Deadline, who reveals that WB is working with TNT on a possible new series called Titans, that would be an adaptation of the Teen Titans comic: 

Written by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman and executive-turned-scribe Marc Haimes, Titans revolves around the eponymous group of young Super Heroes-to-be from the DC Universe. The action series centers »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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D.C. Comics is Setting up a Live-Action Teen Titans TV Show at TNT

12 September 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Though apparently at the moment it’s just going under the title “Titans.” Akiva Goldsman is penning the show, which EW says will center on Dick Grayson (aka Batman’s erstwhile sidekick Robin, before he changed his name and costume to Nightwing) who “emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes including Starfire, Raven and many others. Titans is a dramatic adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book titles ever.” The show is said to be “nearing” a pilot order at cable network TNT. If “Titans” does go forward, it would continue D.C. Comics’ streak of comic book characters hitting the small screen. Thanks to the success of “Arrow,” which spawn “The Flash” also at the CW, the publisher and their Warner Bros. TV partner have managed to set up the »

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Nightwing to lead a live-action Teen Titans TV series

11 September 2014 11:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This upcoming TV season will see DC Comics’ live-action output expanding to four shows, with The Flash, Constantine and Gotham set to join Arrow. Warner Bros. also has Supergirl at the development stage, and now we can add another potential show to that list with Deadline revealing that a live-action Teen Titans adaptation, Titans, is nearing a pilot order at TNT.

Titans has been written by Akiva Goldsman (Batman Forever, Batman & Robin) and Marc Haimes (The Last Word), and will centre on Dick Grayson, “who emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes including Starfire, Raven and many others.”

Are you excited about the prospect of seeing Nightwing and the Teen Titans on the small screen?

The post Nightwing to lead a live-action Teen Titans TV series appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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