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Lupita In Space

5 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jason from Mnpp here with today's best movie news -- with #OscarsSoWhite (side-note: I accidentally typed "OscarsSoShite" at first, ha!) dominating the movie conversation these past few weeks, and with all eyeballs slowly rightfully side-eyeing over to the studios themselves to see what they're gonna do about it, the number of projects that have been attached to Selma director Ava DuVernay has been a heartening development of the past few months, at least. She seems very much in demand. But she also seems very picky (thank goodness) - Marvel's Blank Panther movie? Notsomuch!

Anyway THR is reporting today that she's maybe going to direct a sci-fi movie called Intelligent Life, which Steven Spielberg's producing and Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow wrote, and in further "That's a Bingo" news the movie is set to star Oscar winner and baby fashion icon Lupita Nyong'o. Yes I Want This All Of This. »

- JA

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Ava DuVernay & Lupita Nyong'o Teaming For Sci-Fi Thriller 'Intelligent Life'

10 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, that was fast. It was just yesterday with word that "Selma" director Ava DuVernay had a couple projects being floated her way, Disney's fantasy "A Wrinkle In Time," and Amblin's sci-fi 'Intelligent Life,' and less than 24 hours later, the wheels are starting to turn. THR reports that DuVernay is now circling "Intelligent Life," with "12 Years A Slave" Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o in negotiations to star. Penned by Colin Trevorrow and his "Jurassic World" collaborator Derek Connolly, it's actually a new version of "The Ambassador" that tells the story of a low-level worker at the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs who accidentally makes first contact with a beautiful woman from another world, and risks his job and more when they are threatened from things at home and beyond. Nyong'o would be playing the alien. Production on the film begins this summer, but don't count »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Lupita Nyong'o set to play an alien in sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life

10 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Selma director Ava DuVernay reportedly tops producers’ wishlist for Colin Trevorrow-scripted tale of extraterrestrial first contact

Her role as a diminutive alien with mysterious powers was one of the more controversial aspects of space opera blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o looks set to step into futuristic territory again, after entering talks to play a mysterious woman who turns out to be an extraterrestrial in the science-fiction thriller Intelligent Life.

Related: Maz Kanata 'used telekinetic powers' in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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- Ben Child

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Lupita Nyong’o and Ava DuVernay Circling Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Intelligent Life’

11 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After her studio break-out Selma proved to be one of 2014’s best films, Ava DuVernay has been courted for a number of projects, but has yet to decide on one yet. At the very least, we know that she’s thankfully dodging the Marvel machine, passing on Black Panther, which Creed‘s Ryan Coogler will direct, and today brings news of her most likely next project.

According to THR, she’s circling to direct the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life, which has Lupita Nyong’o in talks to direct. Scripted by Jurassic World duo Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, the film follows a U.N. worker who heads up a department that will represent humankind upon the arrival of aliens. As DuVernay also considers an offer from Disney to direct A Wrinkle in Time, she could end up doing both, but with this one eying a summer start, »

- Jordan Raup

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Ava DuVernay is a Wanted Woman by Various Hollywood Studios

12 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Props to Ava DuVernay. After her powerful film Selma hit theaters and showed people the sad yet true events surrounding the famous Selma march, she's been thrust into every major studio's radar. At one moment she was even being considered to direct Black Panther for Marvel studios, but she decided to pass on that (probably) demanding project. But now, she's being courted yet again by the mouse, as Disney is reportedly courting DuVernay to direct a film adaption of the classic book A Wrinkle In Time.

But that's not all, as she is also being offered the chance to direct a Sci-Fi thriller titled Intelligent Life, which has had a script provided by both Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Get this, Intelligent Life is a story about a Un employee who works in a department that is meant to represent mankind in the event of extraterrestrial contact. The kicker: the »

- Nicholas Williams

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Lupita Nyong’o And Ava DuVernay May Join Forces For Intelligent Life

14 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As a lifelong, dedicated film fan, who is also a woman, two things immediately grab my attention: creative talents trying new things, and women having the space to tell stories. Needless to say, on the all-too-rare occasion that those two elements converge in the same project, I am all-in. Joy reigned throughout the land, then, when news arrived that not only is the formidably talented, Academy Award winning Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in talks to star in Intelligent Life, but that the incredible Ava DuVernay (Selma) is in talks to direct the film, too.

Intelligent Life began as a screenplay called The Ambassador, and is the work of powerhouse writing duo Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. In its original form, this science fiction thriller focused on a Un worker within a unit tasked with representing humanity if aliens were to make contact. The »

- Sarah Myles

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Nyong'o Sought For "Intelligent Life"

15 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following word yesterday that "Selma" director Ava DuVernay is being sought to direct, today comes the news that Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") is in negotiations to star in the sci-fi thriller "Intelligent Life" at Amblin Entertainment.

The story follows a U.N. worker in a department that was created to represent humankind in the event of alien contact. He falls in love with a mysterious woman (Nyong'o) who turns out to be an alien.

"Jurassic World" duo Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly penned the script with Trevorrow and Frank Marshall producing. Filming aims to begin this Summer.

DuVernay is expected to receive an offer to direct by later today, and is also considering an offer for Disney's adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time". There's no scheduling conflict between the two projects so she might end up doing both.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Lupita Nyong'o May Team Up With Ava DuVernay For A Sci-Fi Thriller, Get The Details

22 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

This past December, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o got to take up the out of this world role of Maz Kanata, an enigmatic ally of the light side in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While that role was a product of motion capture, Nyong'o injected so much soul and eccentricity into her performance that you could believe she was an ancient alien. Which is a good thing, considering she might be playing someone not of this Earth in Ava DuVernay's Intelligent Life. The newly talked about project boasts a who's who of talent, as the item from The Hollywood Reporter would have us believe. The script was penned by the Jurassic World team of Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, as it was adapted from a script they'd previously completed entitled The Ambassador. Meanwhile, DuVernay's name has found itself attached as a possible directorial candidate, with A Wrinkle In Time »

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Lupita Nyong'o and Ava DuVernay Might Team Up for a Sci-Fi Thriller Called Intelligent Life

23 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Lupita Nyong'o and her extraterrestrial chops have been tapped for a role in a closer galaxy, as THR reports the Star Wars actress is in talks to take a turn as another alien. If negotiations go as planned, Nyong'o will star in the earthbound Intelligent Life, a sci-fi thriller coming from Amblin Entertainment. The trade notes Ava DuVernay might also receive an offer to direct. Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly have already written the script, which tells the story of a U.N. worker-turned-interstellar ambassador who "falls in love with a mysterious woman, [Nyong'o], who turns out to be an alien." No word yet if this role also requires a fondness for Chewie or those tasty mocap dots, but you should know fairly soon, as production is slated to begin this summer. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Lupita Nyong'o May Team with 'Selma' Director for 'Intelligent Life'

8 February 2016 6:21 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in March, months before Jurassic World broke box office records, director Colin Trevorrow revealed that he will direct the sci-fi thriller entitled Intelligent Life next. A lot has happened between then and now, with the filmmaker taking the reins on LucasFilm's Star Wars: Episode IX. Today, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Lupita Nyong'o is in negotiations to star, with Ava DuVernay being eyed to direct.

Colin Trevorrow co-wrote the script with his longtime partner Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World), which the filmmaker initially wanted to film after Safety Not Guaranteed. The project was initially entitled The Ambassador, but the story has since been significantly reworked. The original plot followed a United Nations employee who worked in a department that was meant to represent all of humanity, in the event that aliens would make contact with Earth. The man eventually falls in love with a mysterious woman, »

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Lupita Nyong’o Heads for Science-Fiction Thriller ‘Intelligent Life’

8 February 2016 5:21 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star in the science-fiction thriller “Intelligent Life” at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners.

Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow and collaborator Derek Connolly wrote the “Intelligent Life” script, based on an earlier project titled “The Ambassador” about a U.N. worker in a department representing humankind in the event of alien contact. The man falls in love with a mysterious woman who turns out to be an alien, to be played by Nyong’o.

Frank Marshall is producing with Trevorrow along with the Big Beach production company.

Amblin executives are interested in “Selma” director Ava DuVernay to direct but have not made her an offer.

Intelligent Life” was set up a year ago at DreamWorks. The new Amblin Partners company was founded in December by Steven Spielberg, Jeff Skoll of Participant Media, Anil Ambani of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and Darren Throop of »

- Dave McNary

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Holy cow! Ava DuVernay may direct Lupita Nyong'o in a new Sf film for Amblin

8 February 2016 4:45 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Here we go. Right now, as we see conversations ranging from the essential to the ridiculous about diverse voices in film, there are a few key figures who are central to the discussion, and very few of them are being watched as closely as Ava DuVernay. I was flattened by her film Selma in 2014, and she's been a great steady clear voice in this ongoing debate about how best to knock down the conventional walls of who is or isn't "allowed" to tell Hollywood stories. One of the things that I've hoped as she's been circling projects is that whatever she chooses to direct next is something that broadens the definition of what a black woman can or can't do in our industry. Intelligent Life sounds like an excellent choice. To be fair, so does A Wrinkle In Time, a long-gestating adaptation of the Madeline L'Engele novel. That's set up at Disney and, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Ava DuVernay Courted for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Intelligent Life’ [Updated]

8 February 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

With Selma, Ava DuVernay went from a Sundance darling to one of the busiest and most sought-after filmmakers in Hollywood. She flirted with and then turned down Marvel’s Black Panther, she made plans to reunite with Selma star David Oyelowo for a Hurricane Katrina drama, and she got to work developing the drama Queen Sugar for Oprah Winfrey’s Own network. What she hasn’t done, however, is announced […]

The post Ava DuVernay Courted for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Intelligent Life’ [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Ava DuVernay Wanted for Two (2!) Major Sci-Fi/Fantasy Studio Projects (Update: Lupita Nyong'o May Star in One of Them)

8 February 2016 12:27 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Update: 3 hours after my initial post on news that DuVernay was circulating the project, comes news, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, that Lupita Nyong’o is “in negotiations” to star in the sci-fi film “Intelligent Life," which Ava would direct from a script by penned by Colin Trevorrow ("Jurassic World") and his collaborator Derek Connolly, which tells a story about a Un worker in a department designed to represent mankind if there was ever contact with aliens, who falls for a mystery woman who turns out to be an alien. I assume Ms. Nyong'o is "in negotiations" to play the mystery woman in the logline. This is shaping up to be a coup, and I »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Ava DuVernay Being Wooed To Direct ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ & Colin Trevorrow-Scripted ‘Intelligent Life’

8 February 2016 11:10 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ava DuVernay is busy putting together "Queen Sugar," a drama series for Oprah Winfrey's Own network, but the "Selma" director is highly sought after. And nothing speaks to that more than the news today of two projects which are crossing her desk, with producers and studios eager to get the filmmaker to sign on. The info comes from Deadline, who made their reveal in a weekly conversation between Mike Fleming Jr. and Peter Bart.  Read More: The 'Selma' Oscar Snubs: What It Means About Race And Gender In Hollywood "'Selma' director Ava DuVernay is right now being courted simultaneously to direct two major features. Disney has offered her 'A Wrinkle In Time,' an adaptation of the 1963 Newbery Medal-winning Madeleine L’Engle fantasy classic novel that has a script by Oscar-winning 'Frozen' writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. At the same time, she »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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DuVernay Sought For "A Wrinkle In Time"

8 February 2016 9:08 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Selma" helmer Ava DuVernay is reportedly being sought to direct one of the most well-known and acclaimed, but also one of the most unadaptable, sci-fi and young adult novels ever made - Madeleine L'Engle award-winning 1963 fantasy classic "A Wrinkle in Time" at Disney Pictures.

Deadline broke the news, saying DuVernay is being courted to direct both this project, and the original sci-fi thriller "Intelligent Life" at Amblin Entertainment.

'Time' follows adolescent Meg Murray, her genius five-year-old brother and a fellow classmate as they go on a journey across the universe to rescue her missing scientist father. In the process they encounter a great dark force that is swallowing the universe, and a planet under the control of a disembodied brain called It.

"Frozen" co-director Jennifer Lee penned the most recent script for the adaptation, this one emphasising the book's strong female-driven narrative along with its creative world-building elements.

'Life »

- Garth Franklin

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The Week in Movies – Deadpool vs. Wolverine movie? Star Wars: Episode IX details, how Justice League factor into Batman v Superman and more…

7 February 2016 2:33 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – including a possible Deadpool vs. Wolverine movie in the future, details on Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode IX, how will the Justice League factor into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and much, much more…

The Week in Movies is an excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday, along with our Online Streaming Movie Pick, Article of the Week, exclusive competitions and other stuff.

Deadpool is out this week. Here’s a character guide.

Comic book movies have a new super villain, but it’s neither Lex Luthor, or David S. Goyer betraying the moral nature of a character. The answer is far more sinister… children’s toy sets, often Lego.

Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have both had tie-in »

- Oli Davis

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Star Wars Sequels: 11 Huge Surprises That Could Still Happen

7 February 2016 1:26 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


The hype-train for The Force Awakens is finally slowing down, ready to make its final stop, but you’d be foolish for thinking it ended there when it comes to a galaxy far, far away, and a bigger fool for following that line of thinking and not getting aboard for the next few years of films.

The calendar is full for Star Wars fans: there’s Rogue One this year, Episode VIII the next. Then there’ll be an as-yet-unconfirmed spin-off (Boba Fett? Obi-Wan? Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes?), before the new trilogy comes to a close with Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX. Even after all of that, you can bet it won’t be long before the confirmation of Episodes X-xii, more spin-offs, and probably a TV series or two. There’s already been a big hint of that from Disney.

For all the talk of Anthology films and spin-offs, »

- James Hunt

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Get An In-Depth Look At The Making Of Jurassic World With These Four Extensive VFX Breakdowns

6 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

via CG Meetup via Ilm Visual FX via CG MeetUp via CG MeetUp Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. Jurassic World features: Director: Colin Trevorrow Chris Pratt as Owen Grady Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing Vincent D'Onofrio as Vic Hoskins Jake Johnson as Lowery Cruthers Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani Nick Robinson as Zach Mitchell Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell B.D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu Brian Tee as Katashi Hamada Omar Sy as Barry Katie McGrath as Zara Young Lauren Lapkus as Vivian Judy Greer as Karen Mitchell Andy Buckley as Scott Mitchell Jurassic World is out on Blu-ray/DVD Now!. Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d. »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Almost Had a Yoda Cameo

2 February 2016 4:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens went through quite a few rewrites and changes over the course of three years. And we've heard a lot about certain classic characters that almost made the cut. Jedi master Yoda may have gotten closest of all, but alas, most of his scenes were cut from the movie, except for a few quick snippets of dialogue. Yoda would have reappeared as a Force Ghost, just as he did at the end of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. But that idea was nixed early on in the process.

The Force Awakens editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey revealed to Et that the diminutive green warrior was being considered for the sequel. They even went so far as to have original Yoda puppeteer Frank Oz come in and participate. They don't reveal exactly what Frank Oz was doing on set. But they do say this. »

- MovieWeb

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