12 items from 2013
The story follows three different women whose lives are plunged into crises after one of the women opens a Pandora’s Box that ties all three women together in ways no one could have suspected.
Meanwhile, Alcon Television Group has acquired the rights to James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling series "The Expanse" to develop as a TV series.
The hour-long drama will center around a high stakes conspiracy and cover up of humanity’s first discovery of alien life.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Alcon Television Group, the television division of Alcon Entertainment, has acquired rights to the New York Times bestselling series The Expanse. Written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck under the pen name James S.A. Corey, Expanse centers on a high-stakes conspiracy and cover-up of humanity’s first discovery of alien life. Alcon Television President Sharon Hall will executive produce. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Children Of Men) developed the pitch and will write the pilot for the hourlong drama. They also will executive produce. Sean Daniel (Graceland, The Mummy) and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company developed the original pitch with Fergus and Ostby and also will executive produce. Alcon will develop the script with Fergus and Ostby internally prior to shopping to networks. Fergus and Ostby are repped by CAA and Mark Gochman. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
“Iron Man” and “Children of Men” scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby will script the pilot of “The Expanse,” based on a series bestselling novels written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, for Alcon Television Group.
There have been three books in the series so far — “Leviathan Wakes,” “Caliban’s War” and “Abaddon’s Gate,” which was released in June of this year.
Fergus and Ostby will exec produce with Sean Daniel (“Graceland”) and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Co. (with whom they developed the original pitch) and with Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson and Alcon Television prexy Sharon Hall.
“The Expanse” will be an hourlong scifi drama with elements of a detective procedural, centring on a cover-up of the discovery of alien life. Alcon said it is developing the project in direct-to-series fashion internally before shopping to networks.
“We couldn’t be happier with the creative team on this project, »
- Jon Weisman
The movie is going to be based on the most recent video game that was released, which is a great game, and should make for a fantastic film. Angelina Jolie starred in two movies. The original was decent for the time, but the second one was disappointing. Neither one of them has stood the test of time, though. The next installment of films is sure to be a vast improvement.
Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby previously wrote a script, but it must not have been very good if they are bringing on Noxon. She has experience writing for a strong female character, so I think she's a perfect choice »
- Joey Paur
Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft brought to life the video game goddess back in 2001′s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Despite a sequel appearing two years later, it’s been quiet on the Croft front for some time. Now, some concrete news has landed! Variety have reported that Buffy The Vampire Slayer‘s Marti Noxon has signed on to pen the Tomb Raider reboot.
Noxon, who has worked primarily as a showrunner, has contributed to her fair share of features in the last few years. In addition to scribbling the Fright Night remake and I Am Number Four, she’s recently adapted The Glass Castle which has Jennifer Lawrence attached to star.
The story details for Tomb Raider are not public knowledge yet as it’s still being developed. It’s likely to include archaeology, adventure and guns strapped to muscly female thighs. It’s gathering steam now with a writer attached, »
- Gem Seddon
Video games and fairy tales -- yep, it's just another day in Hollywood, so let's get into the mix of this... First up, "Tomb Raider" is getting a fresh coat of paint now that console game has been refreshed and the Angelina Jolie movies have faded into memory. Back in 2011, "Iron Man" writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby were tasked with penning the reboot, but it seems Gk Films want another take. So, they've hired “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and "Fright Night" writer Marti Noxon to take a stab at it. No story details yet, but we're pretty sure it will involve archaeology, running and jumping. Meanwhile, Joe Wright's brewing "The Little Mermaid" is getting a new pen too. Abi Morgan ("Shame") was the first one involved in getting a draft together, and now Kelly Marcel has been hired to pen the script. We can only surmise that Marcel »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We've been hearing about MGM's plans to reboot the "Tomb Raider" franchise for a while. And now comes word that the studio hired "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" writer Marti Noxon to write the script. Noxon will replace Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Children of Men) who were brought on to write the script two years ago. At the time, the plan was to create an origin story for Lara Croft. "You're actually gonna meet her before she has all her powers as Lara Croft. It's more of a character study, but it's a really fun, fun adventure story," said producer Graham King. "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," starring Angelina Jolie, hit theaters back in 2001 and grossed $274 million worldwide on a $115 million budget. The sequel was released two years later and grossed $156 million on a $95 million budget. »
The Hamptons International Film Festival, which runs every October, has today announced the participants of its' 12th Annual Screenwriters' Lab, which will run April 12-14 in East Hampton, NY. Screenwriters' Lab is one of Hiff's annual events, allowing a group of screenwriters to have one-on-one mentoring sessions with established screenwriters from within the industry, advising them on how to develop their scripts and eventually move into production. Past mentors in the program have included James Vanderbilt ("Zodiac"), Mark Heyman ("Black Swan"), Whit Stillman ("Metropolitan," "The Last Days of Disco"), and Hawk Ostby ("Children of Men"), among many others. This year's mentor lineup will feature director-writer Oren Moverman ("Rampart"), producer Lisa Muskat ("Prince Avalanche" "Compliance"), writer Andrew Bienen ("Boys Don't Cry"), and writer Bill Collage (The upcoming "Moses," and "The General"). In addition to this year's mentors, the festival also announced this year's six »
- Cameron Sinz
MGM announced recently that they have teamed up with Gk Films to bring us a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise! It was previously revealed that the Tomb Raider reboot is going to be in line with the latest game. I've always been a fan of Tomb Raider, I grew up playing the games, and it's going to be great to see a new action-packed gritty take on the character Lara Croft. As of right now Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby are whipping up a script.
Crystal Dynamics and studio head Darrell Gallagher had this to say in previous interview,
They are working from this new take that we’ve given them. It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens. It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise. We didn’t want to see »
- Joey Paur
Last year it was announced that the Tomb Raider movie franchise was going to get a reboot. As a fan of the video game franchise, I'm looking forward to seeing some new movies. The first movies were ok, but they didn't blow me away. It would be great to see something a little more gritty and badass, and it looks like that's what we are going to get! According to Variety, the proposed Tomb Raider movie reboot is going to be in line with the latest game, and the game looks awesome! The movie is being developed by Gk Films with Crystal Dynamics, and studio head Darrell Gallagher, had this to say,
They are working from this new take that we’ve given them. It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens. It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise. »
- Joey Paur
Crystal Dynamics is releasing a new "Tomb Raider" video game, exploring the origin story of Lara Croft. At the same time, the company is working with Gk Films on a "Tomb Raider" film reboot, being written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man). Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher has now confirmed that the reboot will be an origin story and will tie into the new game. "[Gk Films is] working from this new take that we've given them," he revealed. "It's a good partnership. We're seeing the challenges through the same lens. It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise. We didn't want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old 'Tomb Raider' films." Jolie starred as Lara Croft in two "Tomb Raider" movies back in 2001 and 2003. They grossed a total of $432 million at the worldwide box office. »
In a piece over at Variety about the new Tomb Raider video game, Darrell Gallagher (head of studio at Crystal Dynamics) has revealed new details about Gk's upcoming big screen remake. The film will reportedly sync up with the latest instalment in the gaming franchise, focusing on a younger Lara Croft rather than the seasoned adventurer played by Angelina Jolie in the last two movies. "They are working from this new take that we’ve given them," he revealed. "It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens. It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise. We didn’t want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old Tomb Raider films." Iron Man scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby are working on the screenplay, which producer Graham King has previously described as a "character »
12 items from 2013
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