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Director: Simon West
Running Time: 92 minutes
It’s been a while since we’ve seen William Goldman‘s name on a script. The now-legendary writer brought us Marathon Man and All The President’s Men, before going on to write industry bible Adventures In The Screen Trade and fantasy classic The Princess Bride. Now he’s back with Wild Card, an adaptation of his novel Heat. It’s an Elmore Leonard-style tapestry of world weary characters seeking vengeance or enlightenment in the neon jungle of Las Vegas. You could easily see an actor-director combo like Clint Eastwood and Don Siegel taking on the material – though of course the book was published in the Eighties, »
- Steve Palace
London-based production company Gfm Films has rescheduled principal photography to begin in Brindisi, Italy on July 15 before moving on to Rome, working together with Italian producers Eagle Pictures. Production will then move from Rome to the UK for filming in London and surrounding locations.
Cooper, the British actor who plays a young Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is also known for roles in Need For Speed, Dracula Untold and Mamma Mia!. Upcoming projects include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already, Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady In The Van and Duncan Jones’ fantasy epic Warcraft.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
The life of a Hollywood screenwriter might sound like a glamorous one, but it's not all premieres and champagne.
As one of the smaller cogs in an often complex machine, the writer can often find his or her work changed almost beyond recognition by other hands. Such is the case with the following movies, which were all changed quite drastically in one way or another between their original draft and their final cut.
Some scripts were pressed into service as sequels. Some began in one genre and wound up in another. Rather than put together an exhaustive list, we've chosen a few examples of the script changes that intrigued or bemused us most.
Nic Cage with lank hair and a thick southern drawl. An »
It's left the director scrambling to find a replacement lead before cameras start rolling.
The film is hoped to be the first in a franchise based on books by ex-serviceman Duncan Falconer; the first one is based around John Stratton - a special forces operative who works with MI6 to shut down a global terrorist cell.
Empire reports (via Screen Daily) the Man of Steel's exit is down to not being able to make changes he had suggested to the shooting script.
"He had a different vision of what the film should be to us and the »
Gfm Films, which is providing financing and was selling the film last week at Cannes, said in a statement Thursday that it plans to press on with the project: “It is with great regret that we announce that Henry Cavill has pulled out of ‘Stratton’ due to creative differences on the script of the movie. With production due to commence next week, we wish to keep the production team together and Simon West as director so are working now to replace Henry. Production will be delayed whilst we do this. Further announcements will be made in due course. »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Man Of Steel star quits production just days before shooting was set to begin.
Gfm Films is providing finance and worldwide sales and was selling the film at Marché du Film in Cannes last week.
But Gfm co-founder Guy Collins told ScreenDaily that it was now contacting distributors to inform them of the change.
“After securing many distribution deals ahead of the market, we had a really good Cannes and had closed more deals ahead of production next week,” said Collins.
“But just before leaving Cannes last Friday we were informed by the production »
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London — Carnaby Intl. has added international sales during the Cannes Film Festival on Simon West’s action-comedy “Salty” and espionage thriller “Damascus Cover,” which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Hurt.
“Salty” went to Flins y Piniculas for Spain, Raon in South Korea, Kru Studios in Malaysia, Vistcom for Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and India, and Hgc in China. Carnaby had previously inked deals for Indonesia (Pt Prima Cinema), Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Hungary and Romania (Prorom), Poland (Kino Swiat), Israel (Five Stars), Middle East (Gulf Film), and Turkey (Central Park).
The film follows an ageing rock star, and reformed sex addict, who is persuaded to take a holiday by his wife, a former supermodel. Things take a turn for the worse when she’s kidnapped by Thai pirates raising money to buy a new boat. West’s credits include “Con Air,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and “Expendables 2.”
At Cannes, »
- Leo Barraclough
Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of The Blob remake. The new version of the classic story, which has been filmed in 1958 and 1988, will be directed by Simon West (Con Air, Wild Card), with Goldcrest Films handling distribution and global sales.
The movie, much like the 1958 original, will revolve around an alien life form that threatens a small town. Jackson will play a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth.
West released the following in a statement: “I have been waiting to work with Samuel L. Jackson my whole career. He is a unique talent in the industry, definitely one of a kind. I am so pleased that we will finally get to collaborate on this project.”
- Paul Heath
The perpetually busy Samuel L. Jackson has lined up his next gig. He’s become the first actor to join The Blob, a remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic. Simon West (Con Air) is directing. More details on the Samuel L Jackson The Blob casting after the jump. The Blob remake sees a small town threatened by […]
- Angie Han
Another remake of 1958’s The Blob is currently in the works, and we can only hope it’s half as good as 1988’s version was. Con Air director Simon West is at the helm of the ship, and now we know… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
There.s a lovely sensation that you can.t help but feel tingle when you hear of a genius bit of casting. And the idea of Samuel L. Jackson going up against The Blob is certainly a cinematic amalgamation that you'll immediately smirk over. Which is why we should all be rejoicing that Goldcrest Films have decided to pair the two together for an upcoming remake of the 1958 sci-fi classic. The Hollywood Reporter have announced that Samuel L Jackson has signed up to play a biochemistry professor in Simon West.s upcoming remake of The Blob. Jackson.s character will be tasked with stopping the rotund beast from devouring everything that it comes across after it starts roaming the earth having emerged from the abyss of our planet. Jackson.s addition will hopefully mean one thing: an endless array of profanity and exacerbated facial expressions as he tries to come »
The long-gestating remake of The Blob is starting to come together quite nicely. Shortly after confirming Simon West as the director, Pascal Degove, Managing Director of Goldcrest Films have announced today that Samuel L. Jackson will headline the cast of this sci-fi thriller, a remake of the 1958 sci-fi classic about a killer alien that oozes it's way through a small town. The Blob shoots this fall with more casting announcements sure to follow shortly.
Samuel L. Jackson is playing a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth. Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten will produce alongside Jack Harris, the 96-year-old producer of the original 1958 The Blob, Judith Parker Harris, and Taewon Chung. Goldcrest Films, representing global sales and distribution, launched the film to distributors at the Efm earlier this year to plenty of buzz and has already secured deals in Germany, Italy, China, Latin America, »
Another day, another remake. This time it's The Blob, which has been remade once (or twice) before. The original The Blob is a horror classic from 1958, and it was remade in 1988 into a just-as-good-if-not-better sci-fi thriller. Now they're working on yet another remake at Goldcrest Films with Simon West (Con-Air, The General's Daughter, The Mechanic, Expendables 2) attached to direct. If they want to keep everything nice and neat, this next one should debut in 2018 then it'll be 30 years between each remake. The latest news is that Samuel L. Jackson has been officially cast in the new film, playing a biochemistry professor. "I have been waiting to work with Samuel L. Jackson my whole career. He is a unique talent in the industry, definitely one of a kind. I am so pleased that we will finally get to collaborate on this project," said Simon West via press release. This new The Blob »
- Alex Billington
Jackson will play a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the gelatinous other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Samuel L. Jackson, the towering screen presence in Pulp Fiction, and most recently an utterly insane villain in Kingsman, will star in Simon West’s upcoming remake of The Blob. Screen Daily reports Jackson will ‘play a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth.’ The film of course follows an alien lifeform terrorizing…
The post Samuel L. Jackon to Star in The Blob Redo appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
As a new remake of 50s monster flick The Blob moves ahead, reports are circulating that Samuel L Jackson is to star...
Hollywood's trade papers are now reporting that Samuel L Jackson is set to play the lead in West's oozing remake.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson will play "a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth."
This sounds like a change of pace from the 1958 film, where the blob was delivered by meteorite, or the more paranoid 80s version, where it turned out to be manmade.
In an interview with Den Of Geek earlier this year, West described his Blob movie as "more sci-fi" and "more sophisticated" than its predecessors, »
Refresh for latest… Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of Simon West's sci-fi thriller The Blob, a remake of the 1958 classic about an alien life form that threatens a small town. The film is set to shoot in the fall. Jackson will play a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the otherworldly predator in the pic. It is being produced by Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten along with Jack Harris, the producer of the original 1958 film, Judith Parker Harris, and… »
Fresh from his lisp-heavy performance in Kingsman: The Secret Service, Samuel L. Jackson is now to don a lab coat in Simon West's upcoming remake of 1958 sci-fi classic The Blob. The thriller, which is set to shoot this fall, will see Jackson play a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth. Goldcrest Films, which is representing global sales and distribution, launched the film to distributors at the Efm earlier in the year and already secured deals in Germany, Italy, China, Latin America, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand,
- Alex Ritman
In news to warm the hardest of hearts, Simon West's upcoming remake of sci-fi/horror classic The Blob has just announced its first major cast member. Samuel L. Jackson has signed up to fight the giant space jelly.The original Blob came from space, while the underrated '80s version was a Cold War experiment gone wrong. The latest incarnation, West has confirmed, will be "more sci-fi" again, and today's brief new synopsis suggests that the entity will be discovered "deep within the Earth".Jackson will play a biochemistry professor, racing to find a way to shut the wobbly predator down. "Get that motherfucking Blob out of my motherfucking lab!" He might say.The first Blob introduced Steve McQueen to the moviegoing world. Larry Hagman directed sequel Beware! The Blob in the '70s. The surprisingly excellent '80s remake starred Kevin Dillon and had a screenplay by Frank Darabont. »
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