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Exclusive: Elvis & Nixon is hitting the road internationally with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, which led strong foreign sales on the hot Afm title by taking multiple territories including Eastern Europe, Latin America, Portugal, Spain and Scandinavia. Alex Walton’s Bloom introduced the true-tale drama starring Oscar nominee Michael Shannon and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey to buyers this week in Santa Monica.
Elvis & Nixon centers on the historic meeting between Elvis Presley (Shannon) and President Richard Nixon (Spacey), when the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll came to the White House the morning of December 21, 1970. The two men, both at the height of their powers and conscious that they could not stay on top forever, shared one famous private moment in the Oval Office during which Elvis asked to be sworn in as a federal agent.
- Jen Yamato
Academy Award Nominee Michael Shannon (Man Of Steel, Revolutionary Road) will star as Elvis Presley alongside two-time Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) who will star as Richard Nixon in the extraordinary true story Elvis & Nixon.
Two men at the height of their powers, conscious they could not stay on top forever, both ripped with fear of the inevitable, sharing one famous private moment in the Oval office. Elvis & Nixon recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the King of Rock’ n Roll (Michael Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey). He had a very urgent request: to be sworn in as an undercover Federal Agent at large. »
- Michelle McCue
Exclusive: Historical drama Elvis & Nixon has set two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey to play President Richard Nixon opposite Oscar nominee Michael Shannon as rock ‘n’ roller Elvis Presley as the reconfigured project hits Afm this week. Written by actor Cary Elwes with Hanala and Joey Sagal, Elvis & Nixon centers on the historic 1970 meeting between King and the president that famously yielded one of the more curious White House photo ops in pop culture history.
Liza Johnson (Hateship Loveship, Return) is directing Elvis & Nixon, which The Butler’s Cassian Elwes is producing with Holly Wiersma. Byron Wetzel is executive producing alongside Tim Smith and Paul Brett for Prescience, which is backing the project. Bloom’s Alex Walton and Ken Kao are taking Elvis & Nixon to foreign buyers at Afm. CAA and Elwes are co-repping domestic rights.
More about that meeting: On the morning of December 21, 1970, Presley showed up on the White »
- Jen Yamato
Black will direct The Nice Guys from an original screenplay he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi about a down-at-heel private eye and a thug in 1970s Los Angeles who team up on the murder investigation of a porn star that uncovers high-level conspiracy.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Brosnan will star as a successful publisher who falls out with his young It consultant friend.
He discovers that the other man is using technology to attack his family, business and life.
Brosnan was announced for the project last year, and the movie will enter production in the autumn.
Pierce Brosnan's The November Man opens this weekend (you can read our review here), and while a sequel has already been announced, there's also another thriller in the works starring the actor. Deadline is reporting John Moore (A Good Day To Die Hard, Max Payne) has been hired by Voltage Films for I.T. Terminator 2: Judgment Day scribe William Wisher Jr. will rewrite Dan Kay's (Timber Falls, Pay The Ghost) original draft of the script for I.T., and »
- Jesse Giroux
The original followed a detective who slowly falls in love and becomes obsessed with a well-heeled advertising exec over the course of investigating her murder. Ellroy also penned the scripts for "Street Kings" and "Rampart". [Source: THR]
The Emperor’s Children
- Garth Franklin
Pierce Brosnan's set to play a publisher terrorised by his computer specialist in the forthcoming thriller, I.T...
Post-Bond, Pierce Brosnan's continued to appear in a broad range of roles, and, if anything, he's becoming ever more prolific as the years go by. This year sees him appear in no fewer than three movies: A Long Way Down, How To Make Love Like An Englishman and action thriller The November Man, which is out today in the Us.
Brosnan has another thriller lined up, it's recently been announced. It's called I.T., and it's written by James Cameron's old colleague William Wisher, who most famously wrote Terminator 2. The movie's about a publisher who's menaced by his It consultant, who uses his technical wizardry to torment Brosnan and ruin his reputation.
Naturally, Brosnan will play the publisher, but word is that the computer guy hasn't been cast yet. If they could hire Richard Ayoade, »
Audiences will see Pierce Brosnan get back into action mode this weekend with The November Man (and there's already a sequel on the way), but that's not the only action he'll be seeing on the big screen. The former James Bond is set to star in I.T., another thriller set up at Voltage Films with A Good Day to Die Hard helmer John Moore attached to direct. But it sounds like there won't quite be as much action as either of their recent projects since the story follows Brosnan as a publisher whose relationship with a young I.T. consultant sours, causing the young man to use technology to threaten his family, business and life. Deadline reports the script originally comes from Dan Kay, based on an idea from David T. Friendly and his Friendly Films banner. But now Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Live Free or Die Hard writer William Wisher Jr. »
- Ethan Anderton
We first reported on this project back in October 2013, when Pierce Brosnan signed on to play a successful book publisher whose friendship with a young I.T. consultant goes awry. The publisher soon finds his life being turned upside down, as his former friend begins threatening everything and everyone close to him.
William Wisher Jr. (The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Abyss, Live Free or Die Hard) has signed on to rewrite the original script by Daniel Kay, and he will also serve as co-executive producer. Nicolas Chartier and Craig J. Flores are producing through their Voltage Pictures company, alongside Friendly Films' David T. Friendly and Pierce Brosnan's producing partner Beau St. Clair. No production schedule was given, but Voltage will be selling the project »
Pierce Brosnan returns to the thriller genre this weekend with The November Man, and now another action-oriented picture of his has landed a director. Deadline reports that A Good Day to Die Hard helmer John Moore has been tapped to direct I.T., which will star Brosnan as a publisher who is tormented via technology when his relationship with a young I.T. consultant goes south. Moreover, William Wisher Jr. (Terminator 2, The 13th Warrior) has been tapped to rewrite the screenplay for the Voltage Films picture, which was originally penned by Dan Kay. In addition to the atrocious A Good Day to Die Hard, Moore’s directing credits also include Max Payne and Behind Enemy Lines. Producers are currently looking to cast the antagonist role—that of the dreaded I.T. consultant—in anticipation of beginning production on the thriller this fall. Brosnan is also attached to star in a November Man sequel »
- Adam Chitwood
Things are changing behind the camera for Voltage Pictures’ slowly gestating action thriller I.T. Though Pierce Brosnan remains attached to the lead, A Good Day To Die Hard’s John Moore is taking over the director’s job, while William Wisher Jr. will tackle a new draft of the script.The film, which originated with producer David T. Friendly and at one point had Dan Kay on script duty and Stefano Sollima set to direct, should see Brosnan as a successful book publisher who somehow manages to annoy a young, disgruntled I.T. consultant. Naturally, because his nemesis is tech savvy, he decides to threaten Brosnan’s life, family and income. We’re guessing there will be even more references to the Cloud than in Sex Tape. But hopefully less erotic gurning.With Moore and Wisher aboard, the producers are still looking for someone to play Brosnan’s technically-inclined nemesis and »
Waypoint Entertainment and Netter Productions’ drama has begun shooting and will film on location in Massachusetts and Japan. Ken Kao and Alex Walton’s Bloom represents international rights and launched pre-sales in Cannes.
“We presented our buyers in Cannes with a timeline for Sea Of Trees and are right on target to start production on this original and deeply moving story,” said Kao.
“We’ve made tremendous strides in a very short period of time – first launching the company and then seeing vigorous sales on our first film as a new company in Cannes,” said Walton »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
20th Century Fox and Platinum Dunes are teaming again for a second reboot of 1976 horror classic "The Omen" which is in very early stages of development.
The news comes a month after it was revealed that Lifetime is developing a TV series adaptation of the original movie, with former "Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara writing the pilot script and executive producing.
That series essentially ignores the "Omen" sequels, opting to explore a now adult Damien Thorn who is haunted by his turbulent past and coming to grips with the fact that he is actually the Antichrist.
Source: Bloody-Disgusting »
- Garth Franklin
No filmmakers have been attached at this time, with Bloody-Disgusting reporting that 20th Century Fox and Platinum Dunes are still in the very early stages of development.
The news comes just over a month after we reported that the Lifetime Channel is developing a TV adaptation of the original movie, with Glen Mazzara, a former showrunner on AMC's The Walking Dead, writing the pilot script and executive producing. The series centers on Damien Thorn, the young boy from the original movie, who is now an adult and haunted by his turbulent past. He must come to grips with the fact that he is actually the Antichrist.
20th Century Fox is prepping to unleash everyone's favorite little antichrist, Damien Thorn, onto the masses as apparently another remake is on its way in addition to the previously announced "Damien" TV series. Read on for everything you need to know.
The news comes from Bloody Disgusting, who are reporting that Fox is working with Platinum Dunes to develop a second remake based upon the David Seltzer tale of a little boy with the whole world in his demonic hands.
John Moore directed the insipid 2006 remake (that had a strange fascination with the color red) starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, but let's just forget that all happened, mmkay?
The Omen, from writer David Seltzer and director Richard Donner, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as parents whose son dies at birth and instead secretly adopt an orphan whose mother died at the same time. Only they eventually learn that the child, »
- Steve Barton
Despite being rebooted less than 10 years ago and with an upcoming television series in development, 20th Century Fox has decided that we need a new take on The Omen and will be rebooting the acclaimed horror series. Bloody Disgusting broke the news regarding the reboot that will be a co-production between Fox and Platinum Dunes. While the 2006 version from director John Moore did gross over $100 million, many disliked that it was essentially a carbon copy of the original film with minor »
- Alex Maidy
Much like that it portrays, with the war movie there is always a thin line between success and failure. When dealing with such a hefty and complex subject matter, is one best suited to going on the offensive or holding back and forming a defensive line of conservatism? When dealing with real conflict involving real people, either by historical inspiration or factual invocation, are you making a drama or an action flick?
Regardless of which route one takes, this is a genre as susceptible to mediocrity and false hope as any other. Whether it be a great battle from history rendered obsolete by caricature or a teasing of genuine, shellshock events betrayed by insensitive thriller tropes, there will always be those that fail to hit the target when victory was so surely within reach. Intention is always undermined by incompetence.
Rather than look at the worst of the crop, Cinematic »
- Scott Patterson
The project is entitled Damien, centering on Damien Thorn, the young boy from the original movie who is now an adult haunted by his past. He is faced with "a series of macabre events" before coming to grips with his true destiny, that he is the Antichrist.
The pilot script will be written by Glen Mazzara, who will executive produce through his 44 Strong Productions company. The deal marks the first through his overall deal with Fox Television Studios. Ross Fineman (Lights Out) will also serve as executive producer.
The Omen, based on the novel by David Seltzer, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a couple who adopts young Damien (Harvey Stephens) after their lost their own child during birth, only to realize that »
Based on an an episode of the British anthology series, the story follows a man with an implant that allows him to record and re-watch all of his life experiences.
Source: The Wrap & Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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