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'Underworld's' creator developing sci-fi thriller with 'X2' writer Zak Penn

10 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Len Wiseman, best known for the "Underworld" franchise and the "Total Recall" remake, is turning once again to science fiction and paranormal with Skydance Productions’ "Black Chapter". According to Deadline, the film is set in a world where the FBI’s experiments into the potential of the human mind netted real results, as an agent enters a mysterious military program that cultivates mental abilities its participants, turning them into a new breed of super-spy. Wiseman developed the original story with writer Zak Penn ("X2", "The Incredible Hulk"), who went on to write the script. »

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Len Wiseman to Direct Paranormal Sci-Fi Film Black Chapter

23 April 2014 7:17 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Underworld and Total Recall director Len Wiseman is set to direct a paranormal sci-fi thriller called Black Chapter

The script was written by Zac Penn (The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers), and the story centers on "an FBI agent who is drawn into a classified military program that trains its operatives to use paranormal abilities."

One of the reasons the film came about is because apparently Wiseman has an interest in secret government programs such as CIA’s astral projection plans. I've looked into this kind of thing myself over the years, and there are some pretty crazy and very cool theories and rumors out there that would make fantastic movie story elements. I can see why Wiseman would want to play around with these ideas.

The movie is set up at Skydance Productions and producer David Ellison had this to say in a statement,

“Len and Zak have created a »

- Joey Paur

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Doug Liman Lines Up Futuristic 'Railhead,' Len Wiseman Goes Supernatural With 'Black Chapter' & More

23 April 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Doug Liman’s first feature-length directorial outing in four years, the Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi blockbuster “Edge of Tomorrow,” sees release later this year and the “Bourne Identity” director isn’t wasting time in lining up a follow-up gig. THR reports Liman is being courted by Warner Bros. to helm an adaptation of the forthcoming children’s novel “Railhead.” Set for release in fall 2015 and written by Philip Reeve, the book “is set in a futuristic world where trains run through space via portals. The main character is a petty thief hired to steal an object that happens to be more important than he was led to believe, setting off an adventure that could change the course of the galaxy.” Hopefully, “Railhead” turns out better than Liman’s last attempt at a Ya novel, 2008’s “Jumper.” Though he’s not a critical darling, “Underworld” director Len Wiseman is still a »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Len Wiseman to Direct Supernatural Spies in Black Chapter

23 April 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

'Total Recall' and 'Underworld' helmer Len Wiseman (below) is lining up his next project. 'Black Chapter' is the story of an FBI agent who joins a classified military program that endows its operates with paranormal abilities. The movie is based on an idea from Wiseman himself along with scribe Zak Penn who has worked on numerous superhero-based projects such as 'X-Men: The Last Stand', 'The Incredible Hulk' and 'Avengers Assemble'. Skydance Productions will produce the new sci-fi that is said to reimagine the spy genre by setting it within the world of the supernatural. »

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Len Wiseman to Direct 'Black Chapter,' About Government Spies with Supernatural Powers

23 April 2014 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Superhero movies have been big business for quite some time now, but not every production company out there has access to a Marvel or DC Comics character, so every now and then we see a studio attempt at making its own superhero-esque franchise. Some of the most notable examples are Push, Hancock and Chronicle, and while they all have their fans, none have gone on to become franchises. And now we can add a new title to that roster of not-quite-superhero superhero movies: Black Chapter. Written by Zak Penn (X-Men 2, Elektra, The Avengers) and directed by Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard, Total Recall), Black Chapter is about an FBI agent ushered into a secret government program that trains people to develop and use paranormal abilities. Apparently the idea came about after...

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‘Total Recall’ Director Len Wiseman To Open ‘Black Chapter’

23 April 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Underworld and Total Recall (2012) director Len Wiseman is set to take on new sci-fi thriller Black Chapter.

What we’ve gleaned so far is the movie follows an FBI agent who gets drawn into a top secret military outfit which trains spies in using paranormal abilities. It sounds pretty X-Files (not a bad thing) so far.

No word on who’ll be playing the Mulder and/or Scully-esque roles yet, although there’s always the option of Wiseman’s wife, Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale.

Zak Penn (X-men: The Last Stand) is writing the script for Skydance Productions. 

So will this idea work? We want to believe it will…

Source: Deadline

The post ‘Total Recall’ Director Len Wiseman To Open ‘Black Chapter’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Len Wiseman Opens Black Chapter

22 April 2014 7:14 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

You might think that between the Underworld franchise and his duties as producing director on madcap TV drama Sleepy Hollow, Len Wiseman would want a break from action with supernatural elements. You would be wrong, because he’s agreed to direct Black Chapter, which features just such a mix.The Incredible Hulk/Suspect Zero writer Zak Penn is behind the script, which finds an FBI agent recruited for a top-secret military program in which spies learn paranormal abilities. It’s not as far-fetched as it might sound from that high concept pitch, since it’s inspired by real (and, in some cases rumoured) schemes from the past. “Black Chapter is a science fiction story that draws from our own history,” says Len Wiseman in a statement picked up by Deadline. “I’ve always been fascinated by the mysteries surrounding the CIA’s astral projection program during its Mk-ultra era. What if »

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Len Wiseman Will Direct Sci-Fi Thriller Black Chapter

22 April 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Today, Underworld director Len Wiseman signed on to direct a supernatural sci-fi thriller titled Black Chapter for Skydance Productions. The project, which boasts a script from The Incredible Hulk writer Zak Penn, will focus on an FBI agent “who is drawn into a classified military program that trains its operatives to use paranormal abilities.”

Though the Hellboy series (among others) utilized a similar-sounding set-up, the sky’s really the limit for where Penn and Wiseman (who collaborated with Penn on the original story) can take Black Chapter.

Paul Schwake will executive produce for Skydance Productions, while David Bernardi will executive produce for Wiseman’s Sketch Films. Wiseman will produce alongside David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions. Of the project, Ellison said:

“Len and Zak have created a truly original piece of science fiction that reimagines the spy genre set in the world of the supernatural… This is exactly »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Len Wiseman Directing FBI Sci-fi ‘Black Chapter’

22 April 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

For a while there, it looked like Len Wiseman was going to follow up his unasked-for Total Recall remake with an unasked-for The Mummy reboot. But then he had second thoughts, and dropped out to focus instead on his TV series Sleepy Hollow. And now that he’s ready to return to big-screen directing, he’s got […]

The post Len Wiseman Directing FBI Sci-fi ‘Black Chapter’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Len Wiseman Opening the Black Chapter

22 April 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If I had a paranormal ability, it would be to be able to eat pizza and never gain weight. Still, as cool as that would be, Underworld director Len Wiseman has something a lot cooler in mind for his new movie, Black Chapter.

According to Variety, Wiseman has come on board to helm the supernatural thriller, which will be produced and co-financed by Skydance Productions.

Zak Penn (The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk) wrote the script based on a story by Wiseman and Penn. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg will produce for Skydance Productions, and Wiseman will produce through his Sketch Films production. Paul Schwake will exec produce for Skydance Productions, and David Bernardi will exec produce for Sketch Films.

The story follows an FBI agent who is drawn into a classified military program that trains its operatives to use paranormal abilities.

“Len and Zak have created a truly original piece »

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Len Wiseman to Direct Paranormal FBI Sci-Fi Thriller 'Black Chapter'

22 April 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Before taking on the lackluster remake of Total Recall in 2012, director Len Wiseman hadn't been behind the camera since 2007 with the equally disappointing sequel Live Free or Die Hard. Last year Wiseman directed the pilot for the seemingly silly Fox series "Sleep Hollow," and after his plan to direct the reboot of The Mummy for Universal fell through, he seems to have finally found a new project. Deadline has word that Wiseman is set to direct a film called Black Chapter, a paranormal sci-fi thriller about an FBI agent who enters a secret military program where spies are specially trained in paranormal abilities. More below! We're not sure just what kind of paranormal abilities the program will deal with, but Wiseman gives some insight saying, "Black Chapter is a science fiction story that draws from our own history. I’ve always been fascinated by the mysteries surrounding the CIA’s »

- Ethan Anderton

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Len Wiseman To Open A "Black Chapter"

22 April 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Underworld" and "Total Recall" director Len Wiseman is set to helm the sci-fi thriller "Black Chapter" for Skydance Productions.

Zak Penn ("X-Men: The Last Stand," "The Incredible Hulk") penned the script which follows an FBI agent drawn into a classified military program that trains its operatives to use paranormal abilities.

The aim is to reimagine the spy genre set in a world of the supernatural. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg will produce.

Source: Heat Vision »

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Len Wiseman to Direct Supernatural Thriller 'Black Chapter'

22 April 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Len Wiseman (Total Recall) is teaming up with screenwriter Zak Penn (Marvel's The Avengers) for a supernatural thriller entitled Black Chapter.

The plot follows an FBI agent who is lured into a secretive military program that trains its operatives how to use paranormal abilities. Zak Penn is writing the screenplay based on an original story he concocted with Len Wiseman.

Skydance Productions' David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing alongside Len Wiseman and his Sketch Films company. Paul Schwake will executive produce for Skydance, with David Bernardi executive producing for Sketch Films.

Here's what David Ellison had to say about Black Chapter in a statement.

"Len and Zak have created a truly original piece of science fiction that reimagines the spy genre set in the world of the supernatural. This is exactly the type of original storytelling that we want to produce and I am thrilled to be »

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Len Wiseman Takes on Supernatural Thriller Black Chapter

22 April 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Len Wiseman, the man behind Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard and the Total Recall reboot, is set to direct a supernatural thriller called Black Chapter, Variety reports. Zak Penn (Last Action Hero, The Incredible Hulk) will provide the screenplay based on a story he formed with Wiseman. Details are few as to the specific…

The post Len Wiseman Takes on Supernatural Thriller Black Chapter appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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Total Recall Director Len Wiseman to Helm Sci-Fi Thriller Black Chapter

22 April 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Filmmaker Len Wiseman looks to be zeroing in on his next project.  Variety reports that the Underworld director is set to helm the supernatural thriller Black Chapter for Skydance Productions, with a script by Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk).  The story—which was hatched by Wiseman and Penn—revolves around an FBI agent “who is drawn into a classified military program that trains its operatives to use paranormal abilities.”  Wiseman will also produce the pic, and while Skydance has a partnership with Paramount Pictures, they are not currently onboard Black Chapter. Wiseman last directed the 2012 reboot Total Recall to rather disappointing results, but his 2007 film Live Free or Die Hard was actually quite fun, so hopefully he can inject some of that levity into Black Chapter in order to keep things from delving into the bland territory of Recall.  He was recently attached to direct a reboot of The Mummy at Universal, »

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‘Total Recall’ Director to Helm Supernatural Spy Thriller for Skydance

22 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Total Recall” and “Underworld” director Len Wiseman has come on board to helm the supernatural thriller “Black Chapter,” which will be produced and co-financed by Skydance Productions.

Zak Penn (“The Avengers,” “The Incredible Hulk”) wrote the script based on a story by Wiseman and Penn. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg will produce for Skydance Productions, and Wiseman will produce through his Sketch Films production. Paul Schwake will exec produce for Skydance Productions, and David Bernardi will exec produce for Sketch Films.

Story follows a FBI agent who is drawn into a classified military program that trains its operatives to use paranormal abilities.

“Len and Zak have created a truly original piece of science fiction that reimagines the spy genre set in the world of the supernatural,” said Ellison. “This is exactly the type of original storytelling that we want to produce, and I am thrilled to be in business with both of them. »

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Len Wiseman to Direct Skydance's Paranormal Sci-Fi Thriller 'Black Chapter'

22 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Director Len Wiseman and screenwriter Zak Penn have teamed up for Black Chapter, a sci-fi thriller that will be produced and co-financed by Skydance Productions. Black Chapter centers on an FBI agent who is drawn into a classified military program that trains its operatives to use paranormal abilities.  Penn, who wrote many Marvel-based superhero movies in the 2000s, wrote the script after concocting the story with Wiseman, who had an interest in secret government programs such as CIA’s astral projection plans. Story: 'Sleepy Hollow' Stars and EPs Talk Season 2 Plans, Fan Passion for Ichabod/Abbie “Len

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‘Total Recall’ Director Len Wiseman to Make Sci-Fi Spy Movie for Skydance

22 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Len Wiseman will direct the science-fiction spy film “Black Chapter” for David Ellison's Skydance Productions, the company announced Tuesday. Skydance, which tends to make big-budget, action-heavy films, will produce and co-finance the film. The story chronicles an FBI agent who joins a classified military program that trains its operatives to use paranormal abilities. Zack Penn wrote the script from a story he conceived with Wiseman. Also read: ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ Producers Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell Board Israeli Spy Movie (Exclusive) “Len and Zak have created a truly original piece of science fiction that reimagines the spy genre set in the world of the. »

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Len Wiseman to direct supernatural military thriller Black Chapter

22 April 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Len Wiseman may have gained some notoriety for directing Live Free Or Die Hard and Total Recall, but he continues to land plum projects in Hollywood. Visually, he is very talented but his scripts often leave something to be desired. His next project looks to be the paranormal action thriller Black Chapter which will team him with a screenwriter of some merit. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wiseman will team with Zak Penn on the film. Penn wrote X2, The Incredible Hulk and has a »

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Len Wiseman Takes on Supernatural Thriller Black Chapter

22 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Len Wiseman, the man behind Underworld , Live Free or Die Hard and the Total Recall reboot, is set to direct a supernatural thriller called Black Chapter , Variety reports. Zak Penn ( Last Action Hero , The Incredible Hulk ) will provide the screenplay based on a story he formed with Wiseman. Details are few as to the specific plot of Black Chapter , but it is said to follow a FBI agent inducted into a top-secret program that trains its operatives in the use of extraordinary abilities. Skydance Productions' David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing with the company's Paul Schwake executive producing. Wiseman, meanwhile, will also produce through his Sketch Films with that company's David Bernardi executive producing. (Photo Credit: Brian To / WENN.com) »

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