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Pic will shoot this fall.
Based on the Michael Punke novel, “The Revenant” centers on a 1820s frontiersman on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. Mark L. Smith and Inarritu penned the adaptation.
- Justin Kroll
This December, Warner Bros. will release the final installment in Peter Jackson’s mega-successful Hobbit trilogy, and execs over at that studio are already scrambling to find a fantasy franchise capable of replacing it. The studio, which also released all eight Harry Potter films, already has Joe Wright’s Peter Pan origin tale Pan, David Yates’ Tarzan and Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur on the docket, but none of those exactly scream ‘franchise.’ Recently, Warner Bros. announced that it was optioned another sprawling fantasy series with plans to create a franchise – Anne McCaffrey’s bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.
With 23 volumes, McCaffrey’s series is one of the biggest selling science-fiction series of all time. Dragonriders of Pern centers on a prestigious group of warriors who fly on the backs of dragons with whom they have developed a telepathic link. These dragonriders are the »
- Isaac Feldberg
Once set to heat up the summer next month, Fifty Shades of Grey will now be arriving as a Valentine’s Day present next year. While we’d mostly scoff off the adaptation, our curiosity can’t helped but be piqued when the project attracted such attention from Gus Van Sant and Joe Wright. Produced by The Social Network‘s […] »
- Jordan Raup
Exclusive: After wrapping Joe Wright’s Pan picture in London, Rooney Mara will head for the Jim Sheridan-helmed The Secret Scripture. The drama, about a 100-year-old woman named Roseanne who recounts her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir, is gearing up for a September shoot in Ireland. Jessica Chastain was previously attached to star alongside Vanessa Redgrave, but now Mara will play the younger Roseanne, who survives a traumatic childhood only to see her life utterly changed by a vindictive Catholic priest. Pic reunites Sheridan with his My Left Foot producer Noel Pearson and is adapted by Johnny Ferguson […] »
She's been filming her role as Wonder Woman on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and now Gal Gadot has posted several behind-the-scenes images from her currently in production thriller "Triple Nine". One with Kate Winslet and one with Aaron Paul. [Source: Twitter]
Still in production after several months of shooting, Paramount's upcoming "Terminator" reboot/refresh has gone by several titles so far - most notably "Terminator: Genesis". Others have said the film will simply go by the title "Terminator".
Now, Bleeding Cool reports that various tie-in merchandise, licensing and toys have been branded with just the name "Terminator" - no "The Terminator" and no "Terminator: Genesis" in sight.
The Warner Bros. Studios at Leavesden in the UK is set to add three sound stages and a further 100,000 square feet of office space. The three new sound stages are set to be completed by the end of »
- Garth Franklin
Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden is to add three sound stages and a further 100,000 square feet of office space.
Construction of the three new sound stages, comprising one 35,000ft² and two 17,000ft² buildings, with 20,000ft² of adjacent office space, is set to be completed by the end of 2014, bringing the studios’ total number of sound stages to 13.
The announcement comes ahead of an industry reception tonight, hosted by the Prime Minster and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid at No10 Downing Street, aimed at celebrating the UK’s creative industries.
Guests include »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Just two years after opening, Warner Bros. has announced its plans to expand Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, building three new state-of-the-art stages and adding a further 100,000 square feet of office space. The Studio also revealed that its new Tarzan action adventure started shooting in the UK today and will film at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and on location.
The announcements were made ahead of a reception celebrating the Creative Industries, hosted by Pm David Cameron at No10 Downing Street and attended by Kevin Tsujihara, CEO, Warner Bros. and Josh Berger, President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK.
The expansion of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden will see the construction of three new sound stages comprising one 35,000 square-foot and two 17,000 square foot buildings, with 20,000 square feet of adjacent office space. Work is set to be completed by the end of 2014, bringing the studios' total number of sound stages to 13.
Two new buildings »
Two years after planting a flag in the U.K. with the opening of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Warner Bros. will expand its facilities there with three new sound stages and an additional 100,000 square feet of office space.
WB announced the expansion at the same 10 Downing Street event where the studio announced that helmer David Yates’ new take on “Tarzan” — starring Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz — began shooting today at Leavesden, joining Joe Wright’s “Pan,” which has been shooting there since late April.
Leavesden’s trio of new sound stages will consist of one 35,000 square foot building and two 17,000 square foot edifices, with along with adjacent office space. When the new spaces are completed at the end of this year, Leavesden’s tally of sound stages will rise to 13.
Two buildings that neighbor Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden have also been aquired, adding additional production space. »
- Gordon Cox
Rooney Mara has been playing things pretty cool since picking up a Best Actress Oscar nomination two years ago for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." The franchise initially beckoned by David Fincher's Scandi-thriller remake hasn't come to pass, which has left Mara room to be discerning: she had classy leading roles last year in David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects," though neither one was built entirely around her; a tart supporting role in Spike Jonze's Best Picture nominee "Her" further added to her credibility. Mara's upcoming slate is pretty high-end, too, with Todd Haynes' "Carol," Stephen Daldry's "Trash" and Joe Wright's "Pan" all at various stages of production, while she'll appear (or not -- who knows?) in one of Terrence Malick's upcoming endeavors. Still, even with all these offers coming along, it never hurts to start developing your own projects. »
- Guy Lodge
After a competitive pursuit, Annapurna Pictures, in tandem with actress Rooney Mara, has optioned the New York Times bestseller A House in the Sky by co-authors Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett. The memoir will be developed as a starring vehicle for Mara, who will also serve as a producer alongside Annapurna's Megan Ellison. Annapurna's Chelsea Barnard will be the executive overseeing the day-to-day development and production of the project.
A House in the Sky is the dramatic and redemptive memoir of Amanda Lindhout, whose deep passion for exploration of the world's most remote and perilous places, took an unexpected turn when she was abducted in 2008 in Mogadishu, Somalia by a rebel terrorist group.
An astoundingly intimate and harrowing account of Lindhout's fifteen months in captivity, A House in the Sky illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her captors all the while as she is kept in chains, nearly starved, »
Annapurna has optioned the memoir by co-authors Lindhout and Sara Corbett and will develop the project.
Lindhout was abducted in 2008 in Mogadishu, Somalia, by a rebel terrorist group and kept in captivity for 460 days with photographer Nigel Brennan before they were released following ransom payments by their families. “A House in the Sky” details the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her captors as she is kept in chains, nearly starved, and subjected to abuse.
The book, published by Scribner, was first brought to the attention of Mara through her team at Management 360. They then approached Annapurna.
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- Dave McNary
Ever since her transformative performance in David Fincher’s amazing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo adaptation, Rooney Mara has been highly in-demand. She’s had her pick of projects over the past few years, appearing in such great films as David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects and Spike Jonze’s Her. Mara’s upcoming schedule looks equally promising – she’s got Stephen Daldry’s Trash, a Terrence Malick film, Todd Haynes’ romantic drama Carol and Joe Wright’s blockbuster Pan on the way. Now, the actress has joined another exciting project – Annapurna Pictures’ memoir adaptation A House in the Sky.
Mara will star in and produce the adaptation, based on Amanda Linhout’s account of the ordeal she underwent after being abducted by a rebel terrorist group whilst exploring Somalia in 2008. Amazon’s synopsis for the book reads as follows:
As a child, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The 45-year-old actor, who recently revealed the new look for his role as the notorious English pirate in Pan on Instagram, turned heads with his thick handlebar moustache and black, bushy beard.
Jackman was seen in the Royal Box watching Sabine Lisicki beat Julia Glushko 6-1 6-2 on Centre Court during day two of the tennis championships in SW19.
In a Child’s Name: Mehta’s Sophomore Film a Gripping Ordeal
Following up on his 2007 debut, Amal, Toronto based filmmaker Richie Mehta returns to Delhi for his sophomore feature, Siddharth, a rather somber affair about one working class family’s tragedy. With narrative and visual strengths that recall the works of Satyajit Ray and Vittorio Di Sicca, Mehta’s film falls short of being a true comparison to scions of neorealism with a gradual dependence on manipulation via an ever encroaching score that hardly seems at home amidst the jarring bustle of urban squalor. Despite a tendency to force the tragic consequences of the situation, some first rate performances tend to override the film’s smaller faults to concoct a gravely serious and affecting film.
- Nicholas Bell
Lionsgate was a pioneering label for brooding dramas, compelling imports and insightful nonfiction until it partnered with Tyler Perry, Jigsaw, and a certain Ya book series. Miramax was the flagship of envelope-pushing American indies until the Weinsteins became better known for re-cutting films than for supporting filmmakers. Focus Features was the home of young early-aughts visionaries like Sofia Coppola, Michel Gondry and Joe Wright until CEO James Schamus was ousted to “broaden its portfolio.” As indie distributors and studio subsidiaries refocus their efforts towards studio-sized earnings, their previously coherent brand identities as vessels of imaginative filmmaking quickly fade out. Since the indie boom of the ‘90s gave way to the ‘00’s bottom lines, it’s been increasingly difficult and frustrating to rely on name distributors to continually devote their efforts toward risky films. All of which makes it all the more incredible that A24 has made itself into a distributor dedicated to anything but convention – and, at »
- Landon Palmer
With Disney’s Maleficent a certified box office hit, it looks like audiences are still eager to see their favorite fairy tales come to life in a darker, grittier fashion than the animated musicals of years past. The Mouse House too has an Alice in Wonderland sequel on the way, and for its part, Sony has been developing Pan, its Peter Pan origin story from director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement).
That film has been making its way through development, with Levi Miller set to play the title character and Garrett Hedlund and Hugh Jackman as Hook and Blackbeard, respectively. However, fans who are anxiously awaiting the film’s summer 2015 release date now have their first look at one of ...
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
Hugh Jackman has started production on his new film, Pan, with director Joe Wright. He plays Blackbeard the Pirate in the reimagining of Peter Pan, and this is the look he's going for. He posted the photo on his Instagram page, and it looks like he's going to make a crazy-looking pirate.
The movie also stars Garett Hudlund as Captain Hook, Ronney Mara as Tiger Lily, Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling, and Levi Miller as Pan. The was written by Jason Fuchs, and the film will be a new take on the classic story. It's set during WWII and "follows an orphan who is kidnapped by pirates and brought to Neverland, where he discovers he’s destined to save the land from the pirate Blackbeard." Apparently, Pan and Hook actually team up to take down Blackbeard.
- Joey Paur
Pan: Sometime after hosting the Tony Awards broadcast on Sunday night, Hugh Jackman shaved his head. It's for a good purpose: the actor will be portraying the villainous pirate captain Blackbeard in Joe Wright's Pan, an origin story for Peter Pan. Levi Miller, Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedlund also star; the movie is scheduled for release on July 17, 2015. [Empire] Fury Teaser: The first official video from Fury mixes scenes from the movie with behind-the-scenes interviews. Brad Pitt stars as the leader of a "combat-fatigued" tank crew that goes on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines during the last days of World War II. Look for the movie in theaters on November 14. [IGN] The Batman Exhibit: Batman is getting his own exhibit...
- Peter Martin
In the latest entry of an increasingly popular trend, actor Hugh Jackman has taken to social media to send out a behind-the-scenes image from his next film, Pan. The shot gives us our first look at how his character, the pirate Blackbeard, will look in this latest big screen take on Peter Pan.
It's a markedly different look than he had while hosting Sunday night's Tony Awards.
Mario-f. Robles Down by 24 in your own building. A sea of fans in white shirts, silent, with their arms crossed. Looking at down 3-1 in series. #Awkward about 2 hours ago »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Earlier this year, it was reported that Hugh Jackman will play Blackbeard in Warner Bros' upcoming big-budget "Peter Pan" prequel, called "Pan." And now, the actor has unveiled the first photo of what he'll look like in the film. Check it out below. "Pan" tells the untold story of how a young orphan boy from London is spirited away to the magical Neverland where he finds grand adventures that shape him into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan. The new movie is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement) and co-stars Amanda Seyfried as Mary, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily and Garrett Hedlund as Captain Hook. It's set to hit theaters on July 17th, 2015. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
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