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9 items from 2014

'Uncharted' Lands 'Hurt Locker' Writer; Chris Pratt Passes

13 November 2014 7:10 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has officially passed on the video game adaption Uncharted for Sony. But not all is lost, as the studio moves forward on the project by hiring Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal, the driving force behind Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker.

Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief director Seth Gordon is taking on this big screen adventure based on the popular franchise Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. David Guggenheim (Stolen; Safe House; the upcoming Narco Sub and Bad Boys 3) wrote the most recent draft, with Mark Boal being set up to finish the job. He will do a three week polish.

&#8232While Uncharted might seem like an odd fit for the more reality based writer, Mark Boal is a self-proclaimed fan of the video game. And he will help continue to see the studio's vision of Uncharted as a swashbuckling Indiana Jones type adventure.

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- MovieWeb

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'Zero Dark Thirty' Writer Mark Boal To Pen Video Game Adaptation 'Uncharted'

12 November 2014 5:14 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sony has hired Zero Dark Thirty's scribe Mark Boal to pen the video game adaptation Uncharted. The film is set to be directed by Seth Gordon.

The video game centers on a treasure hunter named Nate Drake, a descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake, who believes he has learned the whereabouts of the fabled golden South American city El Dorado from a cursed statue. His search for El Dorado becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray. Both face creatures, mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis, that begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure's true secrets.

Mark Wahlberg was previously attached to star. The studio was also went after Chris Pratt but he passed on the role. Other writers who have worked on the project include David O. Russell (he was also attached to direct), Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, David Guggenheim and Cormac and Marianne Wibberley. »

- Laura Frances

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Zero Dark Thirty’s Mark Boal To Rewrite Video Game Adaptation Uncharted

12 November 2014 1:20 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony are clamouring for a new franchise following the disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man‘s second instalment. After the recent baffling rumour that the studio are planning a spinoff featuring Peter Parker’s quaint Aunt May as a feisty spy, today they’ve stepped up their game. Literally. Their long-awaited video game adaptation, Uncharted, is pushing forward with Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal onboard to tackle the screenplay.

Boal joins a long list of writers who have previously had a stab at the script. Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, David Guggenheim and Marianne Wibberley all turned in drafts that failed to incite enthusiasm from the studio. Similarly, previously-attached director David O. Russell penned a draft which suffered a similar fate.

Where the continued problem exists in these versions is unknown, but the plague of problems the pic has already endured can’t be a promising sign. In addition to the wealth of writers, »

- Gem Seddon

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Uncharted Brings on The Hurt Locker Screenwriter Mark Boal to Work on Script; Film Still Looking for Lead

12 November 2014 1:14 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When we last checked in on Sony's long-gestating adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted, they had set a release date for June 10, 2016 with Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) with an eye to start filming in early 2015.  However, it looks like the script still isn't ready yet as THR reports that Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) is coming in to work on the screenplay.  He's the latest in a long line of screenwriters that includes Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer (the writer of Sahara, not the director The Act of Killing), David Guggenheim, and Cormac & Marianne Wibberley.  Boal, a former journalist who also wrote Zero Dark Thirty, is an unexpected choice to work on a screenplay for a blockbuster that's in the vein of Indiana Jones, but THR says he's a fan of the video game. Hit the jump for more. For those who aren't familiar with the games, »

- Matt Goldberg

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'Tarzan' Adds Djimon Hounsou

4 June 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Djimon Hounsou has joined the growing cast of Warner Bros.' Tarzan, which includes Alexander Skarsg&#229rd, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.

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 Skarsg&#229rd), 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.

David Yates is directing from a script that was most recently written by Adam Cozad. Other writers such as John August, Marianne Wibberley and Craig Brewer previously worked on the screenplay. »

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‘National Treasure’ Writers to Receive UCLA Screenwriting Award

16 May 2014 3:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will present “National Treasure” screenwriters Cormac and Marianne Wibberley with the 15th Annual Hunter/Zakin award.

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.

The Wibberleys, who are UCLA alums, will receive the award on May 21 at UCLA Tft’s James Bridges Theater.  There will be a screening of “National Treasure,” with a Q&A to follow.


- Nikara Johns

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David S. Goyer to Rewrite 'Fantastic Voyage' for Producer James Cameron

2 May 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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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‘Tarzan’ to Swing Into Theaters July 1, 2016

11 February 2014 11:28 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With deals now closed for its ensemble, Warner Bros. has slated its reboot of “Tarzan” to bow on July 1, 2016.

Alexander Skarsgard is set to star as the King of the Jungle and Margot Robbie is on board to play Jane. Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz are also on board to co-star.

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.

Jesse Ehrman will oversee for Warner Bros.

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

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Uncharted Gets Horrible Bosses Director Seth Gordon

4 February 2014 5:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

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