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Bruce Joel Rubin sees the 'Rainbow'

20 August 2009 5:21 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

DreamWorks has hired Bruce Joel Rubin to write "Rainbow Bridge," the English-language remake of the 2002 Japanese film "Yomigaeri." Rubin, best known for "Ghost," most recently adapted Audrey Niffenegger.s novel "The Time Traveler.s Wife" into the Robert Schwentke-directed film. According to Variety, "Rainbow Bridge" is produced by MPCA.s Brad Krevoy and Tetso Fujimura. "Yomigaeri" was based on the Shinji Kajio novel about a government official sent to a rural town after a child who has been missing for 60 years returns, having not aged. The original writer on "Rainbow Bridge" was William Nicholson. DreamWorks developed the project while at Paramount, and "Rainbow Bridge" was one of the properties that Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider retained custody of when DreamWorks exited »

- Adnan Tezer

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'Ghost' Writer to do Zombies Next

19 August 2009 9:20 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

The Japanese zombie drama Resurrection is coming back to theatres as a Hollywood movie entitled Rainbow Bridge. Oscar-winner Bruce Joel Rubin has been hired to write the screenplay, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Resurrection, which was called Yomigaeri in Japanese, centers around a town in which residents who have been dead for years come back to life and return home to their families. The townspeople, however, simply go about their lives as if nothing is amiss.

The 2003 movie has been described as a supernatural-themed film without many chills, which ought to suit Rubin just fine. He previously won the Oscar for writing the 1990 movie Ghost, but that had very little horror in it; rather, it was more like a love story mixed with some action.

More recently, Rubin adapted The Time Traveler’s Wife, a love story with science fiction/fantasy elements. Starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, it debuted »

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Bruce Joel Rubin to Cross Rainbow Bridge

19 August 2009 5:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In a story from Variety DreamWorks has tapped Oscar Winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, The Time Traveler's Wife) to write Rainbow Bridge, which is the English-language remake of the 2002 Japanese film Yomigaeri.

Rainbow Bridge is based on the novel by Shinji Kajio. It focuses on a government official that is sent to a rural town when a child, who has been missing for 60 years, returns. The really interesting thing is that he hasn't aged at all.

The original writer on the project was William Nicholson.

DreamWorks had been putting together the project when the studio was on the lot at Paramount. It was one of the properties that Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider took with them when the studios parted company.

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Bruce Joel Rubin to Pen Yomigaeri Remake

19 August 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

DreamWorks has set Bruce Joel Rubin ( The Time Traveler's Wife , Ghost ) to write the script for Rainbow Bridge , the English-language remake of the 2002 Japanese film Yomigaeri , reports Variety . Yomigaeri was based on the Shinji Kajio novel about a government official sent to a rural town after a child who has been missing for 60 years returns, having not aged. The original writer on Rainbow Bridge was William Nicholson. »

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Oscar winner to adapt 'Resurrection'

19 August 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oscar-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin has been hired to write the DreamWorks adaptation of the Japanese cult hit "Resurrection," tentatively titled "Rainbow Bridge."

The scribe, who has already written an elaborate treatment for the project, will offer the kind of emotionally centered take for which he's historically been known.

DreamWorks acquired remake rights to "Resurrection," titled "Yomigaeri" in Japanese, last year. Akihiko Shiota's 2003 supernaturally themed pic centered on a town in which people who have been dead for decades come back to life. Instead of engaging in zombie behavior, though, the townspeople simply return to their normal lives as though nothing changed. Brad Krevoy, Mike Callaghan and Tetsu Fujimura are producing along with Shiota.

"Gladiator" scribe William Nicholson had initially been hired to write the script for the Steven Spielberg-Stacy Snider studio.

Rubin is best known for another from-beyond pic -- 1990's "Ghost," a love story that earned »

- By Steven Zeitchik

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Cate Blanchett Boards Joe Wright's 'Indian Summer'

15 July 2009 2:07 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Back in March it was announced Joe Wright's follow-up to The Soloist would be Indian Summer based on the book of the same name by Alex von Tunzelmann. After taking to Los Angeles for The Soloist, Wright said he "was looking for something that was primarily about the British experience" for his next film and Indian Summer filled the bill focusing on the last days of Britain's colonial rule in India and the symbolic end of Britain's status as a world superpower and now Wright has found his female lead for the feature. Variety reports Cate Blanchett will star as Lady Edwina Mountbatten in a story that follows the fateful events as Britain's Lord Mountbatten, with Edwina in tow, is sent to oversee the handover of power in the summer of 1947 to Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister. William Nicholson (Gladiator and Elizabeth: The Golden Age) is penning the script. »

- Brad Brevet

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Cate Blanchett Has An Indian Summer

15 July 2009 1:48 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Fresh from a Nottingham spring spent frolicking in the forests of Sherwood, Cate Blanchett has signed up for Indian Summer, Joe Wright's period drama set in the turbulent, bloody final days of the British Empire. Set in 1947, Indian Summer sees Blanchett play Lady Edwina Mountbatten, wife of Lord Mountbatten's Viceroy of India, who helps her husband oversee the handover of power in the country to Jawaharlal Nehru. To say that this didn't go well would be understating things, with the country pitched into an unprecedented period of bloodshed and disorder. Gladiator writer William Nicholson is adapting the story from Alex von Tunzelmann's book.Blanchett rarely makes a misstep when picking her roles and she'll have plenty to get her teeth into as Lady Edwina. With an acute intelligence, hard-partying socialite lifestyle and a string of affairs, Edwina achieved fame and notoriety in her lifetime, but also went »

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Working Title Set for Bridget Jones and Indian Summer

14 July 2009 8:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Working Title has confirmed there will be a third installment in the Bridget Jones series starring Renee Zellweger. The British producer also attached Cate Blanchett for a lead role in director Joe Wright's Indian Summer.

According to Variety, the untitled third Bridget Jones pic, which is still in its early stages and probably won't go into production until the end of next year, will see Zellweger reprise her role as a British publishing exec struggling to find love.

It will likely be based on the weekly columns author Helen Fielding wrote in 2005 for British newspaper the Independent in which Bridget, now in her 40s, attempts to have a baby before it's too late.

Working Title co-toppers Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan have yet to set a writer or director.

Meanwhile, Blanchett will star as Lady Edwina Mountbatten in Indian Summer, based on the book of the same name by Alex von Tunzelmann, »

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Joe Wright will direct "Indian Summer" for Universal.

12 March 2009 | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Joe Wright will next direct "Indian Summer" for Working Title and Universal. Based on the book by Alex von Tunzelmann, the story is set in 1947 during the last days o Britain's colonial rule of India. Lord Mountbatten and his wife Edwina are sent to watch over the empowerment of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister.   "Gladiator" writer William Nicholson pens the screenplay. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produce with Hilary Bevan Jones. No cast info as yet and the film starts shooting on location in India next year.   Vastly talented Wright is the helmer of "Pride & Prejudice," "Atonement" and the upcoming "The Soloist," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx.   »

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Joe Wright Helming Indian Summer

12 March 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Soloist helmer Joe Wright will next direct Indian Summer for Working Title and Universal, reports Variety . The project is based on the book of the same name by Alex von Tunzelmann about the last days of Britain's colonial rule in India and the symbolic end of Blighty's status as a world superpower. William Nicholson ( Gladiator ) is writing the screenplay. Filming is set to begin early next year on location in India. No cast has been set. Pic will follow the fateful events as Britain's Lord Mountbatten, with glamorous wife Edwina in tow, is sent to oversee the handover of power in the summer of 1947 to Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister. »

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Joe Wright to Follow 'Soloist' Gig with 'Indian Summer'

12 March 2009 12:56 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Joe Wright's The Soloist is set to finally hit theaters on April 24th after being delayed. The film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx was originally thought to be an award season contender, but the move to 2009 makes it an unlikely candidate for 2010 (if you believe in release dates determining award possibilities). Wright's pedigree, of course, is sure to keep The Soloist in the thoughts of Oscar pundits should the film register with critics and audiences due to his success with Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. While The Soloist tells a story set in Los Angeles Wright tells Variety he "was looking for something that was primarily about the British experience" for his next outing, which will be Indian Summer based on the book of the same name by Alex von Tunzelmann. William Nicholson (Gladiator and Elizabeth: The Golden Age) is penning the script which focuses on the »

- Brad Brevet

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Joe Wright will direct "Indian Summer" for Universal.

12 March 2009 12:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Joe Wright will next direct "Indian Summer" for Working Title and Universal. Based on the book by Alex von Tunzelmann, the story is set in 1947 during the last days o Britain's colonial rule of India. Lord Mountbatten and his wife Edwina are sent to watch over the empowerment of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister. "Gladiator" writer William Nicholson pens the screenplay. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produce with Hilary Bevan Jones. No cast info as yet and the film starts shooting on location in India next year. Vastly talented Wright is the helmer of "Pride & Prejudice," "Atonement" »

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Joe Wright will direct "Indian Summer" for Universal.

12 March 2009 12:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Joe Wright will next direct "Indian Summer" for Working Title and Universal. Based on the book by Alex von Tunzelmann, the story is set in 1947 during the last days o Britain's colonial rule of India. Lord Mountbatten and his wife Edwina are sent to watch over the empowerment of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister. "Gladiator" writer William Nicholson pens the screenplay. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produce with Hilary Bevan Jones. No cast info as yet and the film starts shooting on location in India next year. Vastly talented Wright is the helmer of "Pride & Prejudice," "Atonement" »

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Atonement's Joe Wright Adapting Indian Summer

12 March 2009 12:29 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

English director Joe Wright has already lined up his next project, an adaptation of Alex von Tunzelmann's book "Indian Summer". Wright has already finished his work on The Soloist, since Paramount shifted its release from November last year to April, will direct this next. First published in 2007, the book chronicles the last days of Britain's colonial rule in India and the symbolic end of their status as a world superpower. William Nicholson, of Gladiator and Elizabeth: The Golden Age previously, is adapting the book for Wright to direct early next year in India. Working Title will produce and Universal will distribute the film. While Variety claims that Wright hasn't chosen a cast yet, we should point out that the Times Online rumored last summer that Hugh Grant and Cate Blanchett would star. Obviously Blanchett has since taken on Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, so we can assume she might not »

- Alex Billington

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Joe Wright takes Indian Summer

11 March 2009 10:09 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Pride & Prejudice director Joe Wright has agreed to make Indian Summer for Universal. After adapting Pride and making upcoming drama The Soloist, you’d think Wright would want to take a break and tackle something lightweight. But nope – he’s set his sights on the book by Alex von Tunzelmann, which charts the waning days of Britain’s colonial rule in India. Gladiator’s William Nicholson is aboard to adapt the novel, and will focus on Lord Mountbatten heading to India to oversee the transfer of power to... .

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Gladiator Screenwriter William Nicholson to Write 1066

28 January 2009 6:49 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The year 1066 is regarded as one of the most tumultuous years in English history, where control for England's throne was fought over by King Harold and William the Conqueror, culminating in the famous Battle of Hastings. William's victory and the subsequent Norman takeover stands to this day as the last hostile invasion of Great Britain. And to adapt this historical showdown and epic confrontation to the screen is none other than William Nicholson, most renowned for his work co-writing the Gladiator screenplay back in 2000. Will he apply the same formula yet again to 1066 that worked so well for Gladiator? Nicholson's script will focus on the comradeship between King Harold and William and their turn to deadly rivalry. Shine Pictures has fast-tracked the project and is believed to be in talks with a number of high-profile candidates for the pivotal lead roles. Whomever becomes involved, »

- Brandon Lee Tenney

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Gladiator Screenwriter Returns To The Past

28 January 2009 9:40 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

William Nicholson is very much into the past. He was nominated for an Oscar for his script for Gladiator, and followed that up seven years later with Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Now he's dipping once again into English royalty, preparing to write the screenplay for the historical epic 1066. The project is a joint production of U.K.-based Kudos Pictures and New Regency, and will hit theaters through Fox's worldwide distribution deal. The story, according to THR, will focus on the battle between U.K. royals King Harold and William The Conquerer as they fought to the death for the rights to England's throne. The victory of William's Normans against Harold's Anglo-Saxons changed the course of English history for decades. English history isn't exactly a passion for everyday moviegoers, but we definitely love our epic battles and deadly grudges. Nicholson made it work with Gladiator, and less so with the »

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Shine, New Regency team for '1066' epic

28 January 2009 8:08 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London -- Shine Pictures, the new joint venture between U.K.-based Shine Group's Kudos Pictures and Arnon Milchan's New Regency, has hired "Gladiator" scribe William Nicholson to pen a big-screen version of the epic, era-defining battle in 1066 between King Harold and William the Conqueror for the throne of England.

Dubbed "1066," the project is being fast-tracked and is expected to go into production this year, marking the first effort under the joint venture set up in July.

Shine's Paul Webster will produce "1066" with Stephen Garrett and work closely with New Regency co-chairmen Bob Harper and Hutch Parker and Shine Group's Elisabeth Murdoch on the project, the parties said.

Nicholson said that the script focuses on the fraught relationship between the two greatest warriors of the age, King Harold of England and William the Conqueror. Starting as comrades, they became bitter enemies destined to fight to the death at the climactic Battle of Hastings. »

- By Stuart Kemp

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William To Conquer The Big Screen

28 January 2009 4:56 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

William the Conquerer and King Harold are set for the big screen in the first ever cinematic exploration of the Norman conquest of  England in 1066.The script, currently being penned by historical epic script-monger extraordinaire William Nicholson (Gladiator, Elizabeth: The Golden Age), focuses on the relationship between the two great warriors of the age. King Harold of England  and William The Conqueror were initially comrades, becoming bitter enemies destined to fight to the death at the climactic Battle of Hastings.We can only hope that NIcholson finds room for some of the infamous stories of William's life: born a bastard, he seized the Dukedom of Normandy from his legitimate brother; dragged his cousin around the room by her hair until she agreed to marry him; kept Harold prisoner and forced him to swear to support William's claim to England's throne, and formed a strategic alliance with the Vikings to distract Harold from his invasion. »

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William Nicholson to write "1066" epic.

28 January 2009 | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

William Nicholson will write about the era-defining battle in 1066 between William the Conqueror and King Harold for the throne of England.   Called "1066," apparently the script will focus on their tense relationship where they started off as comrades and turned into bitter enemies who were destined to fight to the death at the Battle of Hastings.   Paul Webster will produce alongside Stephen Garrett. Apparently Webster that the film is "an intimate portrait of two men told on an epic scale." Fox will distribute worldwide. Fox is getting into the epic game again lately when last distributing Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. »

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