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The Oscar-nominated actor will portray Chief Mbonga, although no specific character details were given at this time. The story centers on John Clayton III (Alexander Skarsgård), who was raised in the jungle by apes before returning to London as an adult. Margot Robbie is playing the love of John's life, Jane Foster. Although their characters have not been confirmed by the studio, Christoph Waltz is reportedly playing a military man who encounters Tarzan in the jungle, with Samuel L. Jackson playing Civil War veteran George Washington Williams, who teams up with Tarzan to overthrow an evil warlord.
The Wibberleys have also penned “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” “I Spy,” starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson, as well as “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.
The Lew and Pamela Hunter/Jonathan and Janice Zakin Chair Holder in Screenwriting Award was established in 1999 by San Francisco businessman Jonathan Zakin and requires that the recipient teach a 10-week screenwriting seminar at UCLA Tft.
- Nikara Johns
Writer/Director David S. Goyer has joined James Cameron's upcoming sci-fi reboot Fantastic Voyage. He will be writing a new treatment for the film. The original adventure starred Stephen Boyd and Raquel Welch with Richard Fleischer directing.
The story centers on a team of scientists who are shrunken and board a miniature submarine that is designed to enter the human bloodstream. They go on a mission into the body of a scientist who is suffering from a blood clot. Set during the Cold War, the patient is a defector who goes into a coma after being shot in an assassination attempt.
This version will utilize the 3D technology that James Cameron created for Avatar. The project had been quiet since 2011, but David S. Goyer is said to have kick-started the studio's excitement about the project, with hopes for an event-sized tentpole picture that could spawn a franchise.
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David Yates is helming the pic. Plot details are still vague but the film will be released in 3D.
A bigscreen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ series of novels, “Tarzan” is produced by Jerry Weintraub and Alan Riche, with Mike Richardson and Yates exec producing. Numerous scribes worked on the script, including John August, Marianne Wibberley and, most recently, Adam Cozad.
Warner Bros. is already seeing this as a big summer with the untitled Superman-Batman movie set to open on May 6, 2016.
- Justin Kroll
After years of languishing in development hell, it looks like Sony Pictures is getting their video game adaptation Uncharted back on the right track, with Seth Gordon now in negotiations to direct. The studio hopes to get production started sometime this year.
The most recent draft of the screenplay was written by David Guggenheim, which the studio liked so much they brought him on board to write the action sequel Bad Boys 3 in December. The script had previously been worked on by Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
David O. Russell was once attached to direct with Mark Wahlberg set to star as Nathan Drake, but it fell apart when the director departed the project in 2011. Later that year, Neil Burger was also in talks to direct, but the project never moved forward.
The Uncharted: Drake's Fortune video game, which was developed by Naughty Dog, »
5 items from 2014
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