4 items from 2008
Welcome to the first October Screen Rant Mid-Week Movie News Wrap Up.
1. Battle: Los Angeles has finally landed a director. The Sci-Fi action pic will probably be helmed by Jonathan Liebesman, the man behind such frighteners (in more ways than one) as Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and Darkness Falls. The South African born director is currently in negotiations to direct the film which is being billed as Black Hawk Down meets Independence Day.
According to The Hollywood Reporter :
“In August, Liebesman went out to locations in Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles, shooting sequences and plates, and adding CGI aliens. He also created a pre-viz alien invasion sequence.”
It sounds like he really wanted that gig. »
- Niall Browne
Michael De Luca has partnered with Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta to develop a bigscreen remake of the 1987 Mickey Rourke supernatural thriller Angel Heart, reports Variety. The article continues, "Producers optioned remake rights from a private U.K. firm, which owns the rights to the original film, which was produced by Carolco and distributed by TriStar. De Luca, Rosenzweig and Gaeta also optioned the underlying book rights to William Hjortsberg's novel "Falling Angel," from which original film was adapted.
Novel follows the exploits of Harry Angel, a New York detective hired by a mysterious client to track down a once-popular performer indebted to him. While pursuing this seemingly routine investigation, Harry encounters dark and supernatural forces.
De Luca, whose recent producing credits include "21" and "Ghost Rider, »
Ah, man, and we were going so well without remake announcements, too. I think it’s been at least a week, maybe more, since any new ones were announced. Now we’re looking down the barrel of a remake of the classic voodoo thriller Angel Heart, according to Variety, and I’m none too happy about that.
Mike DeLuca, Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta are producing the remake, the rights for which were acquired from a private firm in the UK. They’ve also purchased the rights to Falling Angel, the William Hjortsberg novel upon which the film was based, which DeLuca cites as the main inspiration for the redux.
The original starred Robert DeNiro, Lisa Bonet and Mickey Rourke as Harry Angel, an NYC detective who becomes embroiled in a world of voodoo after being hired by a mysterious client (DeNiro) to track town a once-famous performer (Bonet) who owes him ... something. »
- Johnny Butane
One of the most underrated films of all time has to be the 1987 supernatural thriller Angel Heart, which starred Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet and Robert De Niro in a surprising twist of a role. Today it was announced that the great Michael De Luca has partnered with Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta to develop a bigscreen remake of the film. Producers optioned remake rights from a private U.K. firm, which owns the rights to the original film, which was produced by Carolco and distributed by TriStar. De Luca, Rosenzweig and Gaeta also optioned the underlying book rights to William Hjortsberg's novel "Falling Angel," from which original film was adapted. »
4 items from 2008
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