IMDb > Nick Hornby > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

News for
Nick Hornby (I) More at IMDbPro »

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 97 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


Movie News: 'Spectre' Director Touted for Disney's 'James and the Giant Peach'

17 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

James and the Giant Peach: Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Spectre) is in early talks to develop and then direct a live-action version of James and the Giant Peach, based on a book by Roald Dahl. First published in 1961, the book follows a young orphan boy and his adventures inside a gigantic peach. Henry Selick directed a stop-motion animated version in 1996 (above). Nick Hornby (Wild; Brooklyn) has been tapped to write a new script for Disney. [Deadline]   Inner City: Denzel Washington (The Magnificent Seven, above)  is considering a starring role in legal drama Inner City. Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) wrote the original screenplay and is attached to direct. If things work out, Washington will portray a lawyer dealing with a major change at his company. The movie is said to be...

Read More

»

- Peter Martin

Permalink | Report a problem


007 Director in Early Talks to Direct Live-Action James and The Giant Peach

19 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Director of Skyfall and Spectre may be taking his talents to one of the most classic Roald Dahl stories, James and the Giant Peach!  Come inside for more details!

One of my favorite movies growing up was 1996's James and the Giant Peach, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic tale.  It told the story of an orphan who lives with his two mean aunts, because his parents died from a wild Rhino.  James befriends human-like bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they journey to New York City.  

The delightful tale may be making a comeback as James Bond director Sam Mendes is in early talks with Disney to develop and direct a live-action James and the Giant Peach, according to a report by Deadline.  The screenplay is being written by "Brooklyn" screenwriter, Nick Hornby.

Since it's in such an early stage, there aren't many details to uncover. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

Permalink | Report a problem


Live-Action James And The Giant Peach Movie Eyeing Sam Mendes

22 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that his tenure overseeing the James Bond franchise is all but over – barring a radical change of heart, of course – writer-director Sam Mendes is beginning to seek pastures anew.

He’ll remain in the realm of high-profile tentpoles, it seems, as Deadline is reporting that the Oscar-winner has entered early talks to direct and develop a new, live-action spin on James and the Giant Peach for Disney.

It’s the latest redo of a previously animated movie to tumble off the conveyor belt over at the House of Mouse, which has found marked success through such crowd-pleasing hits as Alice in Wonderland and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book. That streak looks set to continue long into 2017 with the release of Beauty and the Beast, indicating that Disney is likely prepping this James and the Giant Peach overhaul for release in late 2018 or, potentially, 2019.

Whatever the case, should Mendes »

- Michael Briers

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Mendes Considering Directing ‘James and the Giant Peach’ Live Action Remake

23 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Sam Mendes in early conversations to come aboard a live action version of “James and the Giant Peach” for Disney, Deadline reports. Nick Hornby is writing the screenplay for the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1961 children’s novel.

Henry Selick previously directed the 1996 animated feature “James and the Giant Peach” for Walt Disney Animation. The film grossed $28.9 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo. Dahl’s story follows an orphan living with his two cruel aunts when he meets and befriends a group human-like bugs living inside a giant peach. Together, they embark on a trip to New York City.

Mendes’ latest feature directing job was last year’s James Bond film “Spectre,” his second of the franchise after 2012’s “Skyfall.” He has stated publicly that he’s done with the Bond franchise, however. Other projects listed as “in development” on IMDb Pro for Mendes include the drama-thriller “The »

- Graham Winfrey

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Mendes In Talks For Live-Action James And The Giant Peach Movie

26 August 2016 7:04 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Looks like Disney is talking another one of Roald Dahl's (The Bfg) classics and turing it into a new film. Deadline is reporting that Sam Mendes in early talks to develop and direct James And The Giant Peach, a live-action project in the works at Disney. The book was adapted into a feature by Henry Selick via Walt Disney Animation in 1996.

The site indicates that talks are in the very early stages, and that Nick Hornby (Brooklyn) is penning the script.

The story centers on a young English orphan boy who enters a gigantic, magical peach, and has a wild and surreal cross-world adventure with seven magically-altered garden bugs he meets. They set off on a journey to New York City as their final destination to escape from James' two mean and cruel aunts.

Mendes is coming off two back-to-back James Bond movies with Skyfall and Spectre, and has »

- Kellvin Chavez

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Mendes to Direct ‘James and the Giant Peach,’ ‘Ocean’s Eight’ Adds Sarah Paulson, and More

26 August 2016 7:01 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Fresh off the heels of all that Bond, director Sam Mendes looks to be switching his focus to more family-oriented, less suave fair with a live-action adaptation of James and the Giant Peach. According to Deadline, the Spectre director is in early talks to helm the project off a script penned by Nick Hornby with Disney backing. James and the Giant Peach was last seen on the big screen in animated form in 1996.

In other news, Deadline reports the Ocean’s Eight crew has found a member in Sarah Paulson, who is in talks to join the heist flick that already stars Paulson’s Carol co-star Cate BlanchettAnne HathawaySandra BullockHelena Bonham CarterRihannaMindy Kaling, and Awkwafina. The project is helmed by Gary Ross (Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) off a script co-written by Ross and Olivia MilchGeorge Clooney and Steven Soderbergh produce. The film is slated for 2017 release. »

- Mike Mazzanti

Permalink | Report a problem


Disney adapting ‘James and the Giant Peach’; Sam Mendes may direct

26 August 2016 2:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It looks like Disney are set to adapt the classic Roald Dahl novel James and the Giant Peach and are eyeing Skyfall and Spectre helmer Sam Mendes to direct.

Trade bible Variety reports that Mendes is in “very early” negotiations with the studio to bring the classic story to the screen. They also report that Nick Hornby is also in preliminary talks to write the screenplay.

Here’s the official book synopsis for the classic story.

James Henry Trotter lives with his two horrid aunts, Spiker and Sponge. He hasn’t got a single friend in the whole wide world. That is not, until he meets the Old Green Grasshopper and the rest of the insects aboard a giant, magical peach! James and the Giant Peach was Roald Dahl’s first classic novel for children.

As we stated, talks are in their very early stages. We’ll bring you more as it comes in. »

- Paul Heath

Permalink | Report a problem


News Briefs: 'Spectre' Director Touted for Disney's 'James and the Giant Peach'

25 August 2016 11:21 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

James and the Giant Peach: Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Spectre) is in early talks to develop and then direct a live-action version of James and the Giant Peach, based on a book by Roald Dahl. First published in 1961, the book follows a young orphan boy and his adventures inside a gigantic peach. Henry Selick directed a stop-motion animated version in 1996 (above). Nick Hornby (Wild; Brooklyn) has been tapped to write a new script for Disney. [Deadline]   Inner City: Denzel Washington...

Read More

Read Comments »

- affiliates@fandango.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Mendes in talks to direct James And The Giant Peach

25 August 2016 11:05 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Aug 26, 2016

Director Sam Mendes could be going from Bond to Dahl with a live action adaptation of James And The Giant Peach for Disney...

It's 20 years since the release of Henry Selick's adaptation of Roald Dahl's James And The Giant Peach - a sweet and sometimes macabre fantasy brought to life with a charming mix of live-action and stop-motion animation. The movie wasn't a huge hit, but it remains a beautifully-crafted highlight in Selick's career.

Disney certainly hasn't forgotten about James Henry Trotter and his adventures aboard a giant, floating peach; the Dahl story is set to be the latest in a string of live-action adaptations, which has so far in cluded the likes of Maleficent and this year's The Jungle Book. According to Variety, American Beauty, Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes is in talks to direct a new James And The Giant Peach, with »

Permalink | Report a problem


James and the Giant Peach Live-Action Movie Targets James Bond Director

25 August 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few months after DreamWorks brought Roald Dahl's The Bfg to life on the big screen, Disney is taking another one of the author's timeless works and turning it into a new movie. Disney has brought on Spectre director Sam Mendes to direct a live action adaptation of James and the Giant Peach. This year actually marks the 20th anniversary of the animated adaptation of the same novel, which featured a voice cast that included Richard Dreyfus, Jane Leeves and Susan Sarandon.

Deadline reports that Sam Mendes will direct and develop the story, with Nick Hornby set to write the screenplay. Negotiations are in very early stages at this point, but this would be quite the change of pace for the director, who is coming off of two back-to-back James Bond films, Skyfall and last year's Spectre. The filmmaker announced a few months ago that he would not be returning to the franchise. »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Mendes in Talks to Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘James and the Giant Peach’

25 August 2016 5:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Mendes is in “very early” negotiations with Disney to direct a live-action version of “James And The Giant Peach.”

Nick Hornby is also in preliminary talks to write the screenplay for the project, 20 years after Disney released the animated movie, directed by Henry Selick and based on the Roald Dahl book.

The original book, both fanciful and macabre, was published in 1961 and centered on 4-year-old James Henry Trotter, who lives in England with his loving parents until his parents are killed by a rhinoceros. He’s taken in by his two cruel aunts and leaves several years later thanks to an old man giving him magic crocodile tongues which produce a massive single peach — which contains human-like insects who befriend James.

The 1996 film, a combination of live-action and stop-motion animation, generated $29 million at the domestic box office. Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi produced with Paul Terry starring as »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Mendes Is in Early Discussions to Direct Live-Action ‘James and the Giant Peach’

25 August 2016 5:08 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sam Mendes, who helmed the last two James Bond films, is in very early talks to direct Disney’s upcoming live-action “James and the Giant Peach,” a source with knowledge of the film confirmed to TheWrap. Nick Hornby is also in early talks to write the screenplay. Disney released an animated version of the 1961 Roald Dahl novel back in 1996, and it made $28.9 million at the box office. That movie was live action for the first 20 minutes, and then it transitioned into stop-motion animation while the title character is inside the peach. Susan Sarandon starred as the main voice »

- Matt Pressberg

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Mendes In Talks To Develop & Direct Live-Action ‘James And The Giant Peach’

25 August 2016 4:43 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Sam Mendes in early talks to develop and direct James And The Giant Peach, a live-action project in the works at Disney with Nick Hornby penning the screenplay. We’re hearing the talks are in the very early stages. This would be the latest animated pic-turned-live action play for Disney. The Roald Dahl book was adapted into a feature by Henry Selick via Walt Disney Animation in 1996. The story centers on an orphan who lives with his two mean aunts who befriends… »

Permalink | Report a problem


New to Streaming: ‘Love & Friendship,’ ‘A Bigger Splash,’ ‘Lo and Behold,’ ‘Morris From America,’ and More

19 August 2016 8:23 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Almost Holy (Steve Hoover)

The most fascinating part of Steve Hoover‘s latest documentary Almost Holy is how its subject Gennadiy Mokhnenko parallels the life of well-known Russian cartoon Krokodil Gena. The latter deals with a lonely crocodile zoo worker named Gena and his friend Cheburashka: a young, abandoned creature rejected by the establishment employing him. The two therefore construct a home for the lonely as »

- The Film Stage

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Les Misérables’ Becoming TV Miniseries, Thanks To Weinstein Co. & BBC

21 July 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables” is set to make its television debut, thanks to the Weinstein Co. and BBC. The companies announced on Thursday that they will develop a six-part miniseries of the acclaimed classic set in 19th century France.

The project will be a co-production between BBC Studios and Lookout Point for BBC One in association with Weinstein Television. Andrew Davies, who also wrote the adaptation for ‘War & Peace’ for the two companies, will write the script based on the novel that depicted French convict Jean Valjean’s struggles to escape his past while being hunted for decades over a parole violation by Inspector Javert.

Read More: Michael Keaton Biopic ‘The Founder’ Moves to December as Weinstein Juggles Awards Slate

“’Les Miserables’ is a huge iconic title,” Davies said in a release. “Most of us are familiar with the musical version which only offers a fragmentary outline of its story. »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Les Misérables’ Becoming TV Miniseries, Thanks To Weinstein Co. & BBC

21 July 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables” is set to make its television debut, thanks to the Weinstein Co. and BBC. The companies announced on Thursday that they will develop a six-part miniseries of the acclaimed classic set in 19th century France.

The project will be a co-production between BBC Studios and Lookout Point for BBC One in association with Weinstein Television. Andrew Davies, who also wrote the adaptation for ‘War & Peace’ for the two companies, will write the script based on the novel that depicted French convict Jean Valjean’s struggles to escape his past while being hunted for decades over a parole violation by Inspector Javert.

Read More: Michael Keaton Biopic ‘The Founder’ Moves to December as Weinstein Juggles Awards Slate

“’Les Miserables’ is a huge iconic title,” Davies said in a release. “Most of us are familiar with the musical version which only offers a fragmentary outline of its story. »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


‘The Goldfinch’: ‘Brooklyn’ Director John Crowley to Adapt Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize–Winning Novel

20 July 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Crowley is set to bring another acclaimed New York novel to the silver screen. Deadline reports that the “Brooklyn” director has been hired to helm the adaptation of Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch,” a bestseller that won the Pulitzer Prize two years ago. RatPat Entertainment and Warner Bros. are developing the project with a script by “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” screenwriter Peter Straughan.

Read More: Donna Tartt, Annie Baker Win Pulitzers

James Packer will serve as executive producer, with Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson producing alongside RatPac co-founder Brett Ratner. Crowley, who’s worked extensively in theater on both sides of the Atlantic, also directed “Boy A,” “Closed Circuit” and an episode from the underrated second season of “True Detective.” “Brooklyn” received three Oscar nominations: Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan, Best Adapted Screenplay for Nick Hornby and Best Picture.

Read More: How They Transported Saoirse Ronan »

- Michael Nordine

Permalink | Report a problem


David Tennant joins rom-com 'Fish Without Bicycles'

10 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Star of Doctor Who and Marvel’s Jessica Jones joins Lucy Punch and Faye Marsay.

David Tennant has joined romantic-comedy Fish Without Bicycles alongside Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher) and 2015 Screen Star of Tomorrow Faye Marsay (Game Of Thrones).

Nina Sosanya, Ingrid Oliver and Peter Davison are also joining cast.

The film tells the story of two women’s differing experiences with pregnancy. One is a 40-year-old magistrate, the other a carefree party girl. The twist is that they are in a relationship with each other.

Tennant, known for playing Doctor Who and more recently the villain in Marvel series Jessica Jones and the co-lead in hit TV series Broadchurch, will play the couple’s neighbour John, an obnoxious Scot, who is responsible for one of the pregnancies.

‪Marsay (Pride) will soon be seen in the lead role in Nick Hornby’s BBC-twc book adaptation Love, Nina, opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Jason Watkins.

Writer-director [link=nm »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

Permalink | Report a problem


From Brooklyn to Montauk by Anne-Katrin Titze

8 May 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Volker Schlöndorff with co-writer Colm Tóibín on set for Return to Montauk Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

John Crowley's Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan with Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent, adapted screenplay by Nick Hornby, is based on Colm Tóibín's novel of the same name. On set with Stellan Skarsgård, Susanne Wolff, Isioma Laborde-Edozien and Mathias Sanders for Volker Schlöndorff's Return To Montauk (Rückkehr Nach Montauk), Tóibín, who is the co-writer with Volker, points to the face of Liv Ullmann on camera as inspiration, to Saoirse, and now Nina Hoss. Niels Arestrup will take on "W", the art collector.

Brooklyn author Colm Tóibín makes a point Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Colm spoke to me off the record about the Montauk project at last year's New York Film Festival. Right before I was being included as one of the extras with Margarethe von Trotta and Pamela Katz on the »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Our Idiot Brother’ Director Jesse Peretz Will Adapt Nick Hornby’s ‘Juliet, Naked’

6 May 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

By now, author and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (Brooklyn) has had a few of his novels adapted for the big screen. Since 1997’s Fever Pitch (which starred Colin Firth), we’ve seen adaptations of High FidelityAbout a BoyA Long Way Down, and a second attempt at adapting Fever Pitch. Another one of Hornby’s stories, Juliet, Naked may soon join that list. Our Idiot Brother director Jesse […]

The post ‘Our Idiot Brother’ Director Jesse Peretz Will Adapt Nick Hornby’s ‘Juliet, Naked’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 97 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners