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"Battleship": The Battle For Earth Begins At Sea

10 December 2011 3:15 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the new poster and trailer, supporting the upcoming $250 million budgeted sci fi, naval war feature "Battleship".

The event motion picture is based on the Hasbro 'strategy' board game "Battleship".

"Battleship" is produced and directed by Peter Berg, from a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber, starring Taylor Kitsch ("John Carter") as commander 'Alex Hopper' who leads a fleet of naval ships against an 'alien' armada :

"...in the Hawaiian Islands, an international naval fleet at Pearl Harbor engage in an intense battle against the alien race 'The Regents', on a mission to planet earth to build a power source in the ocean..."

Cast also includes Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna and Liam Neeson.

The original "Battleship", created by Clifford Von Wickler in the early 1900's, was taken over by the Milton Bradley Company in 1943, to be released as pad-and-pencil game "Broadsides, the Game of Naval Strategy"."Battleship", now manufactured by Hasbro, »

- Michael Stevens

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Summit Entertainment Sets Release Dates for Red 2 and Ender’S Game

27 October 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Back in January, writers Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber were brought back to pen the screenplay for the sequel to the Robert Schwentke directed adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner‘s comic series Red. The sequel, Red 2 has now been given a release date by Summit Entertainment.

In addition, director Gavin Hood‘s big screen adaptation of writer Orson Scott Card‘s sci-fi novel, Ender’s Game has also been given a release date by the studio.

Red 2 is slated to hit theaters on August 2nd, 2013.

Ender’s Game, directed by Gavin Hood is slated to hit theaters on March 15th, 2013.

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- Jason Moore

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‘Ender’s Game’ Has A Release Date, So Does ‘Red 2,’ ‘Now You See Me’ And Others

25 October 2011 11:15 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Those Buggers are finally going to get what's coming to them on the big screen in 2013. Summit Entertainment [1] has set a March 15, 2013 release date for Ender's Game, Gavin Hood's adaptation of the classic Orson Scott Card sci-fi novel about a young boy trained to be a military leader. The book has been in development hell for years, but no longer. They also dated the sequel to Red, Red 2, for August 2, 2013 and the star-studded, Louis Leterrier-directed magician heist film Now You See Me for July 18, 2013. Before that though, Summit has also pumped up their Summer 2012 releases with Sinister, Warm Bodies and Step Up 4 in August. There's more after the jump. Thanks to Box Office Mojo [2] for the info. Ender's Game is a movie that seemed all but impossible to adapt. Wolfgang Petersen tried and failed, as did a few others, but in recent months Gavin Hood, with help »

- Germain Lussier

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Helen Mirren Confirms Her Role In Red 2

25 September 2011 2:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Mirren, who briefly discussed the prospect of Red 2 on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ last night, seems to be the only name to have addressed the possibility of returning for the sequel. No other stars have been confirmed as yet, and even director, Robert Schwentke, seems unlikely to retake the helm; he has other commitments for next year, including the filming of R.I.P.D (Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon and Jeff Bridges). However, with no replacements having been announced, it is possible that he will try and fit the production into his hectic schedule.

Although Mirren told Jonathan Ross ‘We’re doing Red 2 next year’, she did not go into much detail, suggesting that many of the key decisions are – as yet – unmade.

Jon and Erich Hoeber penned the script for the first effort, which was an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name (written by Warren Ellis »

- Martin Daniel McDonagh

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Red Sequel To Begin Filming Next Year, Says Helen Mirren

25 September 2011 5:58 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Speaking to The Jonathan Ross Show, Helen Mirren confirms that she'll return for the sequel to last year's hit action/comedy film Red, based on the DC comic of the same name. She says that filming begins next year, despite not having a director yet (the first film's director, Robert Schwentke, is busy filming R.I.P.D. right now, and may be still busy with the project by the time Red 2 begins production). On Mirren’s part, the actress appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show last night and expressed her comittment to the role, saying: We’re doing Red 2 next year. This new film will have an entirely original storyline, drawn up by Jon and Erich Hoeber, who adapted Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic for the first picture. I expect they’ll have had some kind of conversation with Ellis, at least at the spitballing stage, though how involved he »

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Terror Comes from Above and Below in this Trailer for Battleship

27 July 2011 2:57 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

This is one of the first films, that his reviewer is aware of, that is based on a board game. What is next - Chess, Checkers? Unbelievably, Battleship has a budget, so far, of $200 million dollars. That is a big investment for a film based on such a small concept. Much of the financing must have been spent on the cast, which includes the excellent: Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna and many others.

Now, the first trailer has debuted, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. In the clip, a watery object is found to be something extraterrestrial . This ship sends off a signal into space, while threatening local Us Navy personnel. Have a look the reel yourself and try not to laugh as you think: you sunk my battleship!

A short synopsis for Battleship:

"Battleship is an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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You Sunk My "Battleship" !

27 July 2011 11:08 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the new teaser poster supporting producer/director Peter Berg's Universal adaptation of the popular 'strategy' board game "Battleship".

The film stars Canadian Taylor Kitsch ("John Carter") as commander 'Alex Hopper' who will lead a fleet of naval ships in the fight against an 'alien' armada.

Screenplay is by writers Jon and Erich Hoeber.

"Battleship" is scheduled for a May 18, 2012 release, with shooting to start later this year.

The original "Battleship", an unpatented game created by Clifford Von Wickler in the early 1900's, was subsequently taken over by the Milton Bradley Company in 1943 and released as the pad-and-pencil game "Broadsides, the Game of Naval Strategy".

The game has since been updated for various platforms, including "Battleship" video games.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Battleship"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Battleship: first trailer

27 July 2011 8:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Boats. Men in uniform. It’s the first trailer for Battleship, and you can see it right here…

Crikey. Somehow, writers Jon and Erich Hoeber have taken a board game and expanded it into a gigantic, special effect laden invasion movie, with battleships training their clanking armaments on big robots from outer space.

At any rate, you can see where the $200 million budget went on director Peter Berg’s film within a few seconds – Battleship’s absolutely packed full of CG. Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsgaard provide the human faces among the military hardware, though pop singer Rihanna, who makes her acting debut in Battleship, is conspicuous by her absence. Maybe she’s singing on the poop deck or something.

One thing we have noticed, though, is that the characters appear to refer to each other by biscuit names. “Rich tea, I’ve got nothin’ on the scope,” one person drawls. »

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Battleship movie trailer, poster and image!

27 July 2011 5:09 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

First trailer, poster and image from Battleship, starring Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitch, Josh Pence and Brooklyn Decker! Check out the first Battleship poster and a fresh image from the Universal Pictures release directed by Peter Berg, from the writing by Erich Hoeber and John Hoeber! In Battleship, based on the popular classic naval combat game by Hasbro, the epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force »

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Battleship movie trailer, poster and image!

27 July 2011 5:09 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

First trailer, poster and image from Battleship, starring Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitch, Josh Pence and Brooklyn Decker! Check out the first Battleship poster and a fresh image from the Universal Pictures release directed by Peter Berg, from the writing by Erich Hoeber and John Hoeber! In Battleship, based on the popular classic naval combat game by Hasbro, the epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force »

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Battleship movie trailer, poster and image!

27 July 2011 5:09 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

First trailer, poster and image from Battleship, starring Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitch, Josh Pence and Brooklyn Decker! Check out the first Battleship poster and a fresh image from the Universal Pictures release directed by Peter Berg, from the writing by Erich Hoeber and John Hoeber! In Battleship, based on the popular classic naval combat game by Hasbro, the epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force »

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Dark Tower Collapses, Universal Cancels Saga

19 July 2011 12:19 PM, PDT | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

Ron Howard’s ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s 7-novel “The Dark Tower” series has been cancelled at Universal Pictures.

Howard, along with screenwriter/producer Akiva Goldsman have been working on bringing the sprawling epic to the screen since May 2010, when their announcement was met by a studio bidding war eventually won by Universal. But the notoriously frugal studio balked at the reported $300 million production, which, as planned, would have featured Javier Bardem as Roland Deschain and spanned three movies and two adjoining TV miniseries. Studio executives refused to commit, even after recent rewrites intended to reduce costs.

Deadline reports Howard, Goldsman, and producer Brian Grazer had intended to shoot the first film (tentatively scheduled for May 2013) at the same time as the first TV miniseries to save money. But with the project officially in turnaround, Howard and Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment will need to find another studio to fund the genre-bending supernatural Western. »

- Jeff Leins

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Verve Makes Agency's First Dealmaker Promotion With Help Of Summit's Erik Feig

1 April 2011 3:25 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Verve, the upstart lit agency hatched by Bryan Besser, Bill Weinstein and Adam Levine in January 2010, today made its first agent promotion from within by giving Rob Herting his dealmaker stripes. They made it memorable, with help from Summit production chief Erik Feig. The partners set a meeting with screenwriter clients Jon & Erich Hoeber to discuss titles for the sequel to Red. They told the entire company that Summit was forcing a title the duo didn't like, and challenged everyone to coming into the conference room ready to pitch. They got Feig on the speakerphone and went right to Herting. After he floated his idea, Herting was asked by Feig who he was. When Herting said he was an assistant, Feig told the room: "Guys? What are you doing? I really like this idea. This kid should obviously be an agent." The Verve partners who set the whole thing up »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Blu-Ray Review: Deadly Dull ‘Red’ Wastes A-List Cast

1 February 2011 6:05 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – After 2010, the Golden Globes should officially retire the category of “Best Musical or Comedy” for two reasons: 1. A staggeringly small percentage of American films annually fall under the category of “musical,” and 2. This year’s nominees were so embarrassingly awful that they instantly drained the category of any future credibility.

With the obvious exception of the family drama “The Kids Are All Right,” none of the nominated pictures were the least bit deserving of a Best Picture nod. Yet unlike “The Tourist,” “Burlesque” and (arguably) “Alice in Wonderland,” “Red” is the only nominee destined to spawn an ill-advised franchise. A sequel to “Red” would be wholly unnecessary, since the original film could easily function as its own sequel, remake and TV spin-off.

Blu-Ray Rating: 1.5/5.0

Why? Because this 111-minute exercise in excess is built around exactly one joke: old geezers love firing guns. This premise stopped being funny around the »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Who Should Be Added to the Cast of a “Red” Sequel?

21 January 2011 10:06 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

hollywoodnews.com: Collider is reporting that Summit Entertainment has hired Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen a sequel to their hit comic book adaptation Red. As you recall, the film opened to around $22 million in mid-October and stuck around seemingly forever, ending up with $90 million in domestic grosses and $164 million worldwide. In an age where every film seems targeted younger and younger, Red was a diamond in the rough, a spy-comedy that was all about the older generation. It was, at its core, an action comedy/romantic caper starring Bruce Willis and Mary Louise-Parker, but it had scene-stealing supporting turns for Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Brian Cox, Morgan Freeman, Richard Dreyfuss, and Earnest Borgnine. It’s easily the studio’s biggest hit outside of the Twilight Saga and ripe for sequel potential as most of the main cast members are still alive by the time the credits roll.

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Red: Summit Re-Hires Writers To Pen Script For A Sequel

21 January 2011 10:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

If you enjoyed Summit Entertainment‘s big screen adaptation of the Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner comic book, Red with Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Karl Urban and Brian Cox, get ready for round-two!

Summit Entertainment has begun prepping a sequel to Red, with original scriptwriting team Jon Hoeber (Battleship) and Erich Hoeber (Man on a Ledge). Variety reports that Summit has not given the green light yet to a sequel but, the original did well at the box office, grossing $90 million domestically following its October release.

No production or release dates have been set for the sequel. »

- Jason Moore

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Writers Return for Sequel to ‘Red’

18 January 2011 8:57 PM, PST | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

Summit Entertainment has re-hired screenwriters and brothers Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen a sequel to Red.

Collider reports a sequel has not been greenlit yet, nor have their been any negotiations with Bruce Willis or his co-stars Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Karl Urban or Mary-Louise Parker.

The original, made for roughly $60 million, has grossed just over $90 million in the U.S. and $165 million worldwide.  It also picked up a (rather meaningless) Golden Globe nomination for “Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical,” though it lost to The Kids Are All Right on Sunday.

While Robert Schwentke’s Red turned out to be a surprisingly fun alternative to Sly Stallone’s over-serious Expendables, the writing was easily the weakest link in that production chain.  The script was a flimsy port of the Warren Ellis creation elevated by a particularly stellar ensemble.  This time they’ll be working without a net, »

- Jeff Leins

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'Red' writers working on a sequel. I'm okay with that.

18 January 2011 2:16 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Summit Entertainment confirms that Red writers Jon and Erich Hoeber are writing a sequel to the action-comedy. “At this point the film has not yet been greenlighted,” a rep tells EW. “Beyond that there is no other information about cast available.” The film, which starred grossed $90 million domestically, and another $75 million in foreign receipts, earned a C+ from EW’s Keith Staskiewicz, who referred to the tale of ex-spies getting back into action as “essentially a 111-minute excuse to give Helen Mirren a machine gun.” The majority of moviegoers grading the film on our site scored it in the B-range, »

- Mandi Bierly

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‘Red’ Sequel Gets Closer To Green Light

18 January 2011 9:24 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

With “Green Hornet” opening at the top of the box office to strong Mlk weekend numbers and similar genre satires like “Kick-Ass” and “Red” doing solid business, we may be entering the era of comic book action comedies.

Now “Red,” which was based on a comic by Warren Ellis & Cully Hamner, is enjoying the perks of earning all that green. Collider has learned that original screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber have been hired by Summit Entertainment to script a sequel to the studio’s highest grossing film outside the “Twilight” industry.

As you may know, “Red” (which stands for “Retired, Extremely Dangerous”) chronicled a bunch of over-the-hill former CIA black-ops agents being hunted down as part of a serpentine plot involving the Vice-President. Much gunblasting carnage ensued, and when all the smoke had cleared they had a surprise Golden Globe nomination to show for their trouble.

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- Max Evry

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Summit Entertainment Hired Writers to Pen Red Sequel Script

18 January 2011 8:14 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

After raking in almost $165,000 at the box office and being nominated for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber have been rehired by Summit Entertainment to pen a sequel to last year’s action-comedy ‘Red,’ Collider.com is reporting. If the studio is happy with the final script from the Hoebers, who wrote the original film, the highest-grossing Summit movie outside of the ‘Twilight’ films, it will officially green-light the follow-up. Summit is also so happy with the two writers that studio officials also hired them to work on the script for the upcoming thriller ‘Man on a Ledge,’ starring Sam Worthington. The [...] »

- karen

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