9 items from 2014
Peter Pan found himself back in the headlines this week with the news that Warner Bros is launching a nationwide casting search to find a new boy who'll never grow up. The Joe Wright-directed film will explore the origins of Jm Barrie's character with Hugh Jackman as pirate Blackbeard and Garrett Hedlund playing a young James Hook.
Digital Spy takes a look at five other movies that have used Barrie as inspiration to create some movie magic.
Peter Pan (1953)
There had been a Pan movie before (a silent film released in 1924), but this Disney-produced offering proved to be a big hit in the early '50s. Turning Barrie's acclaimed play into an animated musical, the Disney version even spawned a sequel (2002's Return to Neverland) and a spinoff series revolving around pixie Tinker Bell (more on that later).
A continuation of Barrie's story, Steven Spielberg took the helm »
Alexander Ignon wrote the screenplay about a colony of spoiled brats who fight back when armed invaders take over their remote boot camp. [Source: Screen]
Ventimiglia plays a small-time crim who pulls of a complex $1 million heist. His riches are soon the target of his ex-wife (Sackhoff), a partner he betrayed, his parole officer and two corrupt detectives. [Source: Digital Spy]
The actor plays play a former Swat leader who is being shadowed by an arrogant movie star. »
- Garth Franklin
“Max Steel” Unveils Its Lead Actors, Ben Winchell, Ana VILLAFAÑE Dolphin Films International, Mattel, Im Global Announce “Max Steel” International Distribution Rights to be Sold at European Film Market
Hollywood – Feb. 6, 2014 – Dolphin Films announced today that Ben Winchell (Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm,” “Necessary Roughness”) and Ana Villafañe (“Hiding,” “Los Americans”) have signed on to play the signature roles of Max McGrath™ and Sydney Gardner in “Max Steel,” the highly anticipated, live-action franchise feature film based on Mattel’s popular superhero property of the same name.
“Max Steel,” which is being produced by Dolphin Films and Mattel, is slated for a wide theatrical release by Open Road Films domestically and Im Global internationally in 2015. It’s being penned by Marvel Studios veteran Christopher Yost (“Thor: The Dark World”) and directed by award-winning director Stewart Hendler (“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” “H+”).
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- Jess Orso
More news is coming out of the European Film Market as I Know What You Did Last Summer director Jim Gillespie will be shopping his latest project, Take Down, with one of the stars of "The Originals," Phoebe Tonkin, in talks to appear in the film.
Slated for an April 2014 start date, the film’s producing team is headed up by Ed Elbert, Sarah Ryan Black, and Stefan Brunner. Take Down is being packaged and produced by Pinewood Pictures, the offshoot of UK studio group Pinewood Shepperton Plc., whose Steve Christian will executive produce. Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales on the project.
Director Jim Gillespie added: »
- Uncle Creepy
Here's the latest casting news out of the Berlin International Film Festival: Vera Farmiga will star in writer-director Evan Greenburg's ballet-themed relationship comedy, Prima. Clea DuVall (Argo), Sheryl Lee (Winter's Bone), Emily Alyn Lind (J. Edgar), and Ryan Bingham (Crazy Heart) join writer-director Ami Canaan Mann's drama, Your Right Mind, starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes. Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights), Phoebe Tonkin (The Originals) and Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) are in talks for Jim Gillespie's young-adult thriller, Take Down. Hit the jump for more. Check out the full details on each film via the following press releases with synopses in bold: Prima Vera Farmiga To Star In The Allegiance Theater’S Ballet Comedy “Prima” Highland Film Group (Hfg) to Handle Worldwide Sales at Efm in Berlin Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 – The Allegiance Theater and MediaBiz International announced that Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air, »
- Dave Trumbore
Alexander Ignon (“Ransom”) wrote the story, centered on the spoiled offspring of international billionaires being sent to a tough-love school in the remote wilderness. When they are taken hostage and held for a $1 billion ransom, the kids are forced to try to save themselves.
Gillespie directed “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
Sumpter is represented by Innovative Artists. »
- Dave McNary
With production set to start in April, Jeremy Sumpter [pictured] is among those in talks to star in the young adult thriller.
Production is scheduled to start in April. Pinewood Shepperton’s Pinewood Pictures packaged and is producing the young adult thriller and Steve Christian serves as executive produce. Ed Elbert, Sarah Ryan Black and Stefan Brunner are the producers.
Alexander Ignon wrote the screenplay to the story about a colony of spoiled brats who fight back when armed invaders take over their remote boot camp.
“The qualities every director searches for in their actors are talent, charisma and commitment,” said Jim Gillespie. “I’ve been lucky enough to find all three in Jeremy and Phoebe. Mark my words, these are the stars of tomorrow.”
Radiant’s slate »
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Jeremy Sumpter ( Peter Pan , Soul Surfer ,upcoming Into the Storm ), Phoebe Tonkin (The CW.s "The Vampire Diaries," "The Originals," upcoming The Ever After ) and Sebastian Koch ( A Good Day to Die Hard , The Lives of Others ) are in talks to star in director Jim Gillespie's ( I Know What You Did Last Summer ) young adult thriller Take Down , which is based on a script by Alexander Ignon ( Ransom ). Slated for an April 2014 start date, the film.s producing team is headed up by Ed Elbert, Sarah Ryan Black and Stefan Brunner. The film is being packaged and produced by Pinewood Pictures, the off-shoot of UK studio group Pinewood Shepperton Plc., whose Steve Christian will executive produce. Mimi Steinbauer's Radiant Films International is handling foreign »
(L-r) John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi in Warner Bros. Pictures’ musical “Jersey Boys, ” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released their slate of films for 2014. Along with each movie’s synopsis and photos, you will find Hobbits, dolphins, legos, Godzilla as well as the latest info and first image of Clint Eastwood’s take on the musical Jersey Boys.
The cinematic lineup hosts a bevy of A-listers for fans of Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell, Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Bryan Cranston, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Kevin Spacey, and Christoph Waltz.
Further on down the cinematic »
- Michelle McCue
9 items from 2014