7 items from 2016
World War Two survival thriller is being set up at Fox Searchlight.
The project is set up at Fox Searchlight where it will be overseen by co-heads of production Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum, senior vp of production Anikah McLaren and director of production Katie Goodson-Thomas.
The novel’s plot follows an unnamed British man who attempts to assassinate an unnamed dictator in the spring of 1938.
The news was »
After Star Wars and Mission: Impossible both went rogue, another feature film will do so as well. In adaptation news, Variety reports the British novel Rogue Male is being turned into a feature with Benedict Cumberbatch set to star, as well as produce the story about a hunter who is tortured and left to die after he attempts to assassinate a dictator. He escapes, and is then hounded by enemy agents and the police in his rural hometown. The script is penned by Michael Lesslie, whose resume include Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed. Also producing with Cumberbatch is Lloyd Levin, Black Sheep Pictures’ Beatriz Levin and Branwen Prestwood Smith. This is not the first time Rogue Male has been adapted to the screen, as Fritz Lang brought it to life with his 1941 film Man Hunt.
- Mike Mazzanti
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join Fox Searchlight’s adaptation of the 1939 English novel by Geoffrey Household, “Rogue Male.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-nominated actor will also produce with his SunnyMarch production company and Black Sheep Pictures.
The script will be penned by Michael Lesslie and follows the story of a hunter who attempts to assassinate a dictator, is caught, tortured and left for dead. After he escapes, he must hide in rural English to avoid the enemy agents and police who are in pursuit of him.
“I am thrilled both as an actor and producer to be working on bringing this most treasured of English novels to the big screen,” said Cumberbatch in a statement.
The survivalist thriller is regarded as Household’s masterpiece and has previously been adapted for the screen twice. In 1940, Twentieth Century Fox »
- Liz Calvario
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in an adaptation of the classic British novel “Rogue Male” for Fox Searchlight.
Michael Lesslie has been hired to write the screenplay.
The thriller is about a hunter who attempts to assassinate a dictator but is caught, tortured and left for dead. When he escapes back home to England, he must hide out in a harsh, rural countryside while enemy agents and the police are in hot pursuit. The book was published in 1939 and the author, Geoffrey Household, said the dictator was intended to be a stand-in for Adolph Hitler.
Cumberbatch, who is repped by UTA, can be seen next in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” which bows in November.
- Lawrence Yee
Benedict Cumberbatch is undertaking an adaptation of the classic British novel Rogue Male. The star of Sherlock and Doctor Strange will star in and produce the film with Lloyd Levin, Branwen Prestwood Smith and Beatriz Levin of Black Sheep Pictures. Also producing will be Adam Ackland of SunnyMarch, Cumberbatch’s production company. Michael Lesslie (Macbeth, Assassin’s Creed) has been hired to write the screenplay for the project, which is set up at Fox Searchlight. The survivalist thriller told of a hunter who attempts to assassinate a dictator but is caught, tortured and left for dead. When he escapes back home to
- Borys Kit
It is one of four high-profile projects being introduced to the market this Cannes by Insiders - the La-based sales company headed by Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval — alongside Oscar-nominated Mustang director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Los Angeles-set Kings, starring Halle Berry, contemporary noir Under the Silver Lake and terror attack drama Westgate.
In Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Phoenix will play a damaged war veteran, now a freelance rescuer of women trafficked into the sex trade.
When the extraction of a girl from a Manhattan brothel goes wrong, a storm of violence and corrupt power is unleashed against him, stirring »
Exclusive: Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland and their company SunnyMarch have come aboard to produce Guantanamo Diary along with ZeroGravity’s Mark Holder and Christine Holder. They will produce with Michael Bronner (who is scripting the project) and Lloyd Levin and Beatriz Levin. The project follows the tribulations of 45 year-old Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a man who was a suspected terrorist and has been incarcerated at Guantanamo bay for 14 years without ever being… »
7 items from 2016
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