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Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson and Hiroyuki Sanada star as members of the crew of the International Space Station who are tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extraterrestrial life.
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- Garth Franklin
Hollywood’s summer blockbuster season may be in full effect, with marquee releases in the vein of Star Trek Beyond and Suicide Squad being readied for release over the next fortnight or so, but it won’t be long before moviegoers will be knee-deep in award-tipped science fiction.
Passengers, for instance, is one that immediately springs to mind – not lest because it stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, arguably two of the most in-demand stars of the moment – while Julius Onah’s God Particle is also harboring plenty of promise. Further down the pipeline is Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi thriller Life, which has now welcomed aboard Olga Dykhovichnaya and Ariyon Bakare (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) to its appropriately starry ensemble.
Set to launch into orbit in March of next year, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Dykhovichnaya and Bakare will be rubbing shoulders with Jake Gyllenhaal on the International Space Station and, »
- Michael Briers
Released earlier this year, the third-person shooter is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. The player, an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, is tasked with helping to rebuild their operations in Manhattan - investigating the nature of the outbreak and combating criminal activity in its wake.
The game racked up $330 million dollars in sales in just five days. Gyllenhaal is also attached as a producer on the film which is currently seeking a writer to pen the adaptation.
Gyllenhaal previously starred in Disney's »
- Garth Franklin
Following record-breaking sales, Ubisoft is already developing a movie based on its video game “Tom Clancy’s the Division,” and now looks to have an A-list star to lead the film.
Sources tell Variety that Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star in the pic based on the hit video game that has already become Ubisoft’s fastest-selling product.
Gyllenhaal is also attached as a producer, and the studio is currently looking for a writer to pen the adaptation. Ubisoft could not be reached for comment.
Developed and published by Ubisoft, with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the third-person shooter is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. The player, who is an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, commonly referred to as simply “The Division,” is tasked with helping to rebuild the Division’s operations in Manhattan, »
- Justin Kroll
Paris — With the Nordic film and TV industry gaining more clout abroad, Scandi powerhouse Svensk Filmindustri is set to rebrand as Sf Studios as part of a move to leverage its worldwide ties and dive deeper into international production.
The banner, which has output deal with MGM, Fox, Warner, Stx and Studiocanal, will also be launching a U.K. office by the end of the year with soon-to-be-announced high-profile U.K. execs.
“The U.K. boasts a strong pool of creators and producers. Especially in London where there’s a cluster of talent. For Sf Studios, London is a very strategic base to develop and co-produce upscale English-language thrillers and work with local exec producers, producers and renown sales agents,” the company CEO Jonas Fors told Variety, adding that Sf Studios will gather all of the group’s sub brands and businesses.
One of the first drama series that will »
- Elsa Keslassy
Deadpool has grossed over $750 million worldwide and garnered heaps of praise from critics, making a sequel inevitable. Though even before the accolades and big box office numbers, the hyper-meta anti-hero himself promised a follow-up in a scene tacked on after the Deadpool credits.
In that same clip, »
The Jodie Foster-directed thriller "Money Monster," starring George Clooney, Jack O'Connell and Julia Roberts, is set to screen at this year's Cannes Film Festival which kicks off May 11th. The screening will take place close to the film's U.S. theatrical release on May 13th. [Source: THR]
Focus Features have announced that "Take Shelter" and "Midnight Special" director Jeff Nichols' "Loving" will score a limited release in New York and Los Angeles on November 4th ahead of a further expansion on November 11th.
Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga star as a white man and African-American woman who fell in love and were married in 1958. The state of Virginia jailed and then banished them, but they took a civil rights case all the way to the Supreme Court which reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry. [Source: Deadline]
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- Garth Franklin
Initially, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds was to take point as the film’s protagonist, though the actor’s lasting commitment to The Hitman’s Bodyguard recently bumped him down to a smaller role, opening up the part for Jake Gyllenhaal.
That’s quite the save, considering Gyllenhaal’s recent track record includes Prisoners, Nightcrawler and the soon-to-be-released Demolition. No word yet on the specific character Gyllenhaal will portray, but there’s another change occurring behind the scenes.
Much like Reynolds’ allegiance to The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Paramount is currently presiding over J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi drama God Particle. Alas, whereas the actor found some wiggle room to ensure he could still feature in both films, Paramount has opted to pass up Life, allowing Sony to swoop in to assume financial and distribution duties. »
- Michael Briers
Having had success with original sci-fi in the past thanks to “District 9,” Sony has come on to co-finance and distribute Daniel Espinosa‘s “Life,” which will star Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, an individual familiar with the Skydance project has told TheWrap. Reynolds was originally slated to star in “Life,” but his commitment to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is forcing him to take a smaller supporting role. His “Deadpool” scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese wrote the script. The space thriller follows a group of astronauts who discover signs of intelligent life in a sample retrieved from Mars. »
- Jeff Sneider
Variety recently broke the news that Gyllenhaal would be taking over the lead role in place of Reynolds, due to the latter’s schedule. Reynolds is still set to have a supporting role.
The story follows the crew of the International Space Station, who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life, and proves to be more intelligent than expected.
The film has yet to be dated, though it is expected to be fast-tracked for a greenlight, with production on track to start this spring.
The movie would »
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Adding another big movie to its slate, Sony Pictures has committed to co-finance with Skydance Media Life, the tentatively titled Daniel Espinosa-directed Mars mission thriller that will star Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rebecca Ferguson. The film re-teams Reynolds with Deadpool writers Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese, and brings the actor back with Espinosa, who helmed Safe House. Sony will handle worldwide distribution. Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana… »
In casting news this week, actress Halle Berry is in negotiations to join the cast of 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman 2" starring Taron Egerton and Julianne Moore. Berry will reportedly play the head of the CIA. The first film,"Kingsman: The Secret Service", was directed by Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-ass") who co-wrote the script with his writing partner Jane Goldman. Vaughn and Goldman wrote the script for the sequel.
Variety reports that newcomer Tom Taylor has joined the cast of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" film adaptation starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Taylor will play the young protégé named Jake Chambers who accompanies Elba's Roland the Gunslinger's adventure. Director Nikolaj Arcel will helm the film which is slated for a February 17th, 2017 release date.
- J.B. Casas
If I had to name the film that’s causing agents the greatest amount of stress about their young, male British clients’ future — I don’t know why I have to name that film, but let’s just go with this for a second — it would be Christopher Nolan‘s Dunkirk, an IMAX-shot World War II actioner that Warner Bros. have given a prime summer spot on their 2017 slate. Although it already may have leads in the form of Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Hardy, its large ensemble will primarily consist of unknowns — which is to say, “multiple opportunities for young, male British actors.”
And so Deadline has an update on its casting process, first telling us Jack Lowden (’71) has been eyed for one of two lead roles while Aneurin Barnard (with whom Lowden co-starred in the recent War & Peace miniseries adaptation) is also in talks. Then there’s »
- Nick Newman
Mars is attracting white-hot stars. Rebecca Ferguson was the first to sign on for Daniel Espinosa‘s sci-fi thriller Life, hot on the heels of her breakout role in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and Ryan Reynolds‘ casting was revealed just days after Deadpool‘s record-breaking opening weekend. Now it’s sucked Jake Gyllenhaal into its orbit as well. Whatever else this movie has going for or […]
- Angie Han
According to Variety, Jake Gyllenhaal has set his sights on his next project, and it’s none other than Skydance’s sci-fi film Life, which is penned by Deadpool co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Gyllenhaal will co-star in the film alongside Ryan Reynolds, who will be reuniting with the Deadpool writing duo, and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation standout Rebecca Ferguson. Daniel Espinosa (Child 44) will direct the film.
Gyllenhaal has turned in some of the most impressive performances of the past few years, in films ranging from Prisoners to Enemy to Nightcrawler, and has proven himself to be one of Hollywood’s most reliable actors. Currently, Gyllenhaal has a slew of other projects on his slate and is attached to star in Nocturnal Animals, The Current War, Stronger and Okja. Additionally, he is sure to attract a decent amount of awards attention for his turn in this year’s Demolition. »
- Justin Cook
Not sure how Dread-worthy this one’s gonna be, but Variety is reporting that Jake Gyllenhaal is set to co-star with Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson in Skydance’s sci-fi flick Life. Daniel Espinosa is directing the film, with David Ellison and… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
When you release the biggest movie of the year (at least up to this point), one that could possibly revamp the way studios approach superhero movies (the R-rated option is being discussed far more than a few months ago), what do you do for an encore? Well, if you.re Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, you pen the sci-fi thriller Life. The project has already attracted some top shelf talent, but it just added another in the form of Jake Gyllenhaal. Daniel Espinosa, the man behind Snabba Cash and Safe House, will direct Life, and Variety reports that Jake Gyllenhaal has just joined the science fiction party. And he.s only the latest big name to sign up, as Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has agreed to reteam with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and Mission: Impossible.Rogue Nation breakout star Rebecca Ferguson has also been cast in a »
Jake Gyllenhaal is taking over the lead role in Daniel Espinosa‘s sci-fi movie “Life” from Ryan Reynolds, who has agreed to take a smaller role due to a scheduling conflict, TheWrap has learned. Skydance Productions is backing the film, which was written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the duo responsible for Reynolds’ own “Deadpool.” Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing “Life” with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The film follows a group of astronauts who discover signs of intelligent life in a sample retrieved from Mars. “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” star Rebecca Ferguson is playing the female. »
- Jeff Sneider
Jake Gyllenhaal is bound for the Red Planet. Proving he’s made of the right stuff, Variety brings word that the Demolition actor will star opposite Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson in Life, Skydance and Daniel Espinosa’s starry sci-fi feature.
As the title suggests, Espinosa’s – reuniting with his Safe House actor for the flick – drama centers on the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence on Mars, just don’t expect Matt Damon’s Mark Watney to be rocking out to Abba on the sun-scorched surface.
Slowly building on the momentum from Gravity and Interstellar, one glance at Hollywood’s sci-fi slate reveals Passengers, the Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt-fronted tale of tragedy in space. While on »
- Michael Briers
“If with 'Deadpool' the goal was to make you laugh, with ‘Life’ the goal is to make you sweat,” co-writer Rhett Reese recently told us about the movie he penned with Paul Wernick. The duo, who are still basking in the smash success of "Deadpool," move in a totally different direction with their upcoming sci-fi flick, and it just got a whole lot more interesting with this latest cast addition. Read More: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Star Rebecca Ferguson To Lead Sci-Fi 'Life' From 'Deadpool' Writers Jake Gyllenhaal is joining Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson in the project. Daniel Espinosa ("Snabba Cash," "Safe House") is directing "Life," which centers on the crew of an international space station who come across life from Mars that is more intelligent than expected. Judging by what Reese teases, what they find perhaps won't be too friendly. It's a heckuva trio for this one, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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