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Shane Black bringing Remo Williams back to the screen with The Destroyer

25 August 2014 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In 1985, MGM brought former cop turned government agent Remo Williams to the screen with Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (a.k.a. Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous), hoping to launch a franchise based upon Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir’s The Destroyer series of pulp novels with Fred Ward (Tremors) in the lead role.

While that effort failed to take off, it looks like Sony is looking to give the character another chance at big screen success, with Deadline revealing that Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3) has signed on to direct The Destroyer from a script by Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and James Mullaney, co-author of several books in the series.

“Shane has been a fan of the original Destroyer book series since its inception and he has an incredible vision for this film,” said Charles Roven (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), who will serve as producer. »

- Gary Collinson

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Shane Black to Direct The Destroyer for Sony Pictures

22 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Art by Lee Weeks

Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has signed on to direct a film project for Sony Pictures called The Destroyer, which is based on an adventure book series. Black also recently signed on to direct a Predator sequel for Fox, Doc Savage for Columbia Pictures, and also a film at Warner Bros. called Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. The director is definitely keeping himself busy. The movie will be written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and James Mullaney, who is the author of the books. Here's a description of the story and characters:

Newark cop Remo Williams is framed, sentenced to death, then resurrected following a botched execution. The reason? To serve as enforcement arm for Cure, a top-secret, extra-Constitutional arm of the U.S. government. Along with a seemingly ageless – and often hilarious – Asian assassin known only as Chiun, Williams sets out »

- Joey Paur

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Shane Black To Helm 'The Destroyer' For Sony Pictures

21 August 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today Shane Black will direct the film adaptation of the popular adventure book series The Destroyer by Warren Murphy. Penning the screenplay are Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and James Mullaney; Mullaney co-authored and became the sole writer of The Destroyer until the series’ end in 2008. Charles Roven, Steven Chasman, and Andy Horwitz will produce. Michael De Luca and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Destroyer is based on the series of paperback novels in which Newark cop Remo Williams is framed, sentenced to death, then resurrected following a botched execution.  The reason?  To serve as enforcement arm for Cure, a top-secret, extra-Constitutional arm of the U.S. government.  Along with a seemingly ageless – and often hilarious – Asian assassin known only as Chiun, Williams sets out to "clean up" and take out those who oppose America’s interests.  The surprisingly-heartfelt stories combine edgy old-school »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'The Destroyer' Gets 'Iron Man 3' Director Shane Black

21 August 2014 3:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Almost 30 years after Fred Ward starred as the title character in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Sony Pictures is bringing this New Jersey cop back to life with a new adaptation of The Destroyer, which will be directed by Shane Black. Take a look at Sony's official press release below, then read on for more details.

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today Shane Black will direct the film adaptation of the popular adventure book series The Destroyer by Warren Murphy. Penning the screenplay are Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and James Mullaney. Mullaney co-authored and became the sole writer of The Destroyer until the series' end in 2008. Charles Roven, Steve Chasman, and Andy Horwitz will produce. Michael De Luca and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Destroyer is based on the series of paperback novels in which Newark cop Remo Williams is framed, sentenced to death, then resurrected following a botched execution. »

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Shane Black joins Sony’s The Destroyer

21 August 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Iron Man 3 director is on board the adaptation of the novels about a former police officer who gets signed up to a secret government arm.

Jim Uhls of Fight Club fame will write the screenplay to what is being described as an adventure with “rapid-fire capers full of slick banter, social satire, and sudden violence.”

Charles Roven, Steven Chasman and Andy Horwitz will produce. Michael De Luca and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Chasman is Jason Statham’s manager however there was no word on casting at time of writing.

Black is currently attached to co-write and direct the pulp crime adaptation Doc Savage. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Iron Man 3′ Director Shane Black on Sony’s ‘Destroyer’

21 August 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has tapped “Iron Man 3″ director Shane Black to helm its adventure-action movie “The Destroyer.”

The project is based on the book series of the same name originally written by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir. Jim Uhls (“Fight Club”) and James Mullaney are writing the screenplay.

The series centers on a New Jersey cop who’s framed, sentenced to death, then resurrected following a botched execution in order to serve as enforcement for a top-secret arm of the U.S. government.

Mullaney co-authored and became the sole writer on “The Destroyer” books until the series’ end in 2008.

Producers are Charles Roven, Steven Chasman and Andy Horwitz. Sony production president Michael De Luca will oversee with Lauren Abrahams for the studio.

“ ‘The Destroyer’ is a two-fisted classic and deserves no less than the genius of Shane Black,” De Luca said.

Black is currently attached to co-write and direct “Doc Savage” for Sony. »

- Dave McNary

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Shane Black Will Direct The Destroyer

21 August 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Shane Black, the energetic helmer behind Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, has been tapped by Sony Pictures to direct The Destroyer, an adaptation of the adventure book series by Warren Murphy.

In the long-running paperback series, which was last adapted into a 1985 film starring Fred Ward, Newark cop Remo Williams is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and sentenced to death. However, instead of executing Williams, the government fakes his death so as to train him as an assassin. Going to work for the clandestine U.S. agency Cure, Williams teams with Asian assassin Chiun and begins a long career of taking down evildoers across the globe.

Jim Uhls (Fight Club) penned the script with James Mullaney, who first co-authored entries in the Destroyer series then became the sole author until it ended in 2008.

Between The Destroyer and the recently announced Mack Bolan, men’s »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Shane Black to Direct The Destroyer Adaptation for Sony

21 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It was pretty much a given that Kiss Kiss Bang Bang helmer Shane Black would have some heat coming off of directing the $1.5 billion-grossing Iron Man 3, but the guy is amassing a seriously stacked docket of upcoming projects.  The latest one to be added is an adaptation of the long-running Warren Murphy book series The Destroyer.  Sony Pictures announced today that Black will direct a feature film adaptation of the adventure series, with Fight Club scribe Jim Uhls penning the screenplay alongside James Mullaney.  The story follows Newark cop Remo Williams, who is framed, sentenced to death, executed, and then resurrected in order to serve as the enforcement arm for a top-secret division of the Us government called Cure.  The Dark Knight and Man of Steel producer Charles Roven will produce. Hit the jump for more on The Destroyer movie and Black’s current slate of upcoming projects. In addition to The Destroyer, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Shane Black To Direct "The Destroyer"

21 August 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Shane Black ("Iron Man 3," "Kiss, Kiss, Bang Bang") has been hired to direct "The Destroyer" for Sony Pictures. Jim Uhls ("Fight Club") and James Mullaney have penned the adaptation of Warren Murphy's adventure book series.

The story follows New Jersey cop Remo Williams, a man sentenced to death and then resurrected following a botched execution. He now works for the enforcement arm of the clandestine U.S. government agency Cure.

Teaming with an Asian assassin, together they clean up and eliminate those who oppose America's interests. The books blend suspense, Eastern mysticism, and darkly comic capers.

Charles Roven, Steven Chasman, and Andy Horwitz will produce. Fred Ward previously played the character in a 1985 movie.

In a statement Roven says: "Shane has been a fan of the original Destroyer book series since its inception and he has an incredible vision for this film. [We] couldn't be more fortunate to be »

- Garth Franklin

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Iron Man 3 Helmer Shane Black to Direct The Destroyer

21 August 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today Shane Black will direct the film adaptation of the popular adventure book series The Destroyer by Warren Murphy. Penning the screenplay are Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and James Mullaney; Mullaney co-authored and became the sole writer of "The Destroyer" until the series' end in 2008. Charles Roven, Steven Chasman, and Andy Horwitz will produce. Michael De Luca and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment. »

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Sony Pictures Taps ‘Iron Man 3′ Helmer Shane Black To Direct ‘The Destroyer’

21 August 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Sony Pictures has set Iron Man 3 helmer Shane Black to direct The Destroyer, Fight Club scribe Jim Uhls’ scripted adaptation of the adventure book series by Warren Murphy that will give framed New Jersey cop Remo Williams another shot at a movie franchise. Uhls wrote the script with James Mullaney, who co-authored books in the series and became the sole writer of The Destroyer series until it ended in 2008. The film will be produced by Charles Roven, Steven Chasman, and Andy Horwitz. Michael De Luca and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Williams was a Newark cop until he was framed, sentenced to death, then resurrected following a botched execution. He is given a second lease on life serving in the enforcement arm of the clandestine U.S. government agency Cure. Williams teams with the Asian assassin Chiun and together they clean up and eliminate those who oppose America’s interests. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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New Release Date Announced for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Nine Dates Set for Untitled DC Movies

6 August 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With this past weekend seeing another movie added to the Marvel films family in Guardians of the Galaxy, Warner Bros. is setting their sights on a similarly structured future with the unveiling of nine release dates for untitled DC films through 2020, while also revealing that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be moved from its May 6th, 2016 slot to an earlier spot on that year’s calendar.

Collider reports that Warner Bros. has moved the release of DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from May 6th, 2016 to March 25th, 2016, taking the film out of summer blockbuster territory. Some speculate that Warner Bros. pushed forward the Batman/Superman mash-up to avoid competing directly with Marvel’s Captain America 3, which is expected to hit theaters in May of 2016. Warner Bros.Gerard Butler-starring Geostorm has been removed from the March 25th, 2016 slot and will receive a new debut date. »

- Derek Anderson

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WB/DC Add 11 New Films to Release Slate; Move Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice to March 2016

6 August 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Filming is currently underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated superhero film from director Zack Snyder that will bring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman together for the first time on the big screen. Starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man Of Steel, and introducing Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Syfy Announces 12 Monkeys Production Kick-Off Date and New Cast Members

29 July 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Production on Syfy's upcoming "12 Monkeys" series begins next month, and along with more details on that we have two new cast members to announce, one of whom is quite near and dear to our horror-loving hearts.

From the Press Release:

Syfy’s adventure thriller "12 Monkeys" will commence series production August 6, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. The season, consisting of 13 episodes, stars Aaron Stanford (as time traveler Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), and Noah Bean (Aaron Marker).

Syfy also confirms additional casting, inking Tom Noonan (pictured; The House of the Devil, The Roost, "Hell on Wheels") and Emily Hampshire (Cosmopolis, "Rookie Blue") for recurring roles. Noonan portrays a mysterious villain who is the face of the enigmatic Army of the 12 Monkeys. Imposing and intelligent, Noonan’s character will be at the center of the conspiracy. Hampshire will portray Jennifer Goines, a dangerous, unstable mental patient who might have the »

- Debi Moore

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Comic-Con 2014: First Look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

27 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Filming is currently underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ the highly anticipated action adventure superhero film from director Zack Snyder that will bring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman together for the first time on the big screen. Starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man Of Steel, and introducing Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is scheduled for theatrical release on on May 6th, 2016. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah »

- Pietro Filipponi

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First Look at Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

26 July 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Warner Bros. had their Comic-Con panel in Hall H this morning and they did not disappoint fans who wanted a look at the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. In addition to an exclusive Comic-Con teaser video from the film, a first-look image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was unveiled.

Zack Snyder, the director of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, just revealed the Wonder Woman image via Twitter. Actress Gal Gadot can be seen wearing armor, wielding a sword, and standing amidst a pummeled landscape. We have the image below.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on May 6th, 2016. Directed by Zack Synder (Man of Steel, 2004′s Dawn of the Dead remake), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is written by Chris Terrio from a screenplay by David S. Goyer and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, »

- Derek Anderson

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New Batman Photo from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

24 July 2014 3:26 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Part of a 75th Batman Anniversary montage wall at Comic-Con, a new image of Ben Affleck as Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been released. This second look at Affleck as Batman takes us close to the Dark Knight in a reflective state.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won’t hit theaters until May 6th, 2016, but more details from the film could be made known at Comic-Con this weekend. Directed by Zack Synder (Man of Steel, 2004′s Dawn of the Dead remake), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is written by Chris Terrio from a screenplay by David S. Goyer and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy Irons.

The Daily Dead team is doing live coverage of Comic-Con, so check back frequently for »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic-Con 2014: New Image of Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

24 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Filming is currently underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ the highly anticipated action adventure superhero film from director Zack Snyder that will bring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman together for the first time on the big screen. Starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man Of Steel, and introducing Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is scheduled for theatrical release on on May 6th, 2016. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah »

- Pietro Filipponi

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#SDCC14: First Look at Legendary's Warcraft Adaptation!

24 July 2014 2:12 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On tap right now we have the first title treatment and look at the props on display for director Duncan Jones' adaptation of Warcraft for Legendary Pictures! One glance is guaranteed to give you a +20 fangasm! Dig em!

From the Press Release

Warcraft, based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe, will be front-and-center at the Legendary Entertainment booth during San Diego Comic-Con as the company will be unveiling the title treatment and never-before-seen props for Warcraft.

Set to hit theatres in March 2016 by Universal Pictures, Sdcc will be the first opportunity for fans to get up close and personal with director Duncan Jones' epic adventure of world-colliding conflict. Written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film is produced by Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, and Alex Gartner; Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Mike Morhaime, and Paul Sames executive produce; and Chris Metzen, Rob Pardo, Nick Carpenter »

- Steve Barton

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'Uncharted' Takes Old 'Amazing Spider-Man 3' Release Date

23 July 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After Sony Pictures announced earlier today that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was being pushed to 2018, the studio gave Uncharted the superhero sequel's old release date on June 10, 2016. Uncharted currently has the date to itself, falling between another Sony project, the animated comedy Sausage Party on June 3 and Disney-Pixar's Finding Dory on June 17.

Here's what Sony Pictures President Doug Belgrad had to say about Uncharted's new release date.

"June 10 is a great date for Uncharted. It's just the right place for this exciting action-adventure film."

Director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) revealed last week that production on Uncharted will begin in early 2015. This action-adventure is based on the successful video game series that follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, who goes on a quest to find the lost city of El Dorado. Mark Wahlberg was once attached to play Drake, but he is no longer involved. »

- MovieWeb

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