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New official Bruce Lee biopic in the works

1 March 2015 1:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline has revealed that Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee, is teaming with with producer Lawrence Grey (Last Vegas) for what is being described as “the definitive biographic film” on the martial arts icon.

“There have been projects out there involving my father, but they’ve lacked a complete understanding of his philosophies and artistry,” states Shannon Lee. “They haven’t captured the essence of his beliefs in martial arts or storytelling. The only way to get audiences to understand the depth and uniqueness of my father is to generate our own material and find amazing like-minded partners to work with…many don’t know that Bruce Lee was also a prolific writer and a creator of his own unique art and philosophy. That’s what we want to show, not just his kick-ass physicality, but the depth of his character and beliefs.”

The project is spearheaded by Bruce Lee Entertainment, »

- Gary Collinson

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Bruce Lee Biopic Being Developed by His Family

27 February 2015 2:37 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shannon Lee, daughter of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, announced today that his legacy will be brought to the screen in a new Bruce Lee Biopic, the first to be made with his family's full involvement in the production. Lee's company Bruce Lee Entertainment has partnered with Lawrence Grey and Janet Yang to produce a definitive biopic of the iconic Hollywood and Chinese star. Here's what Shannon Lee had to say about the biopic in a statement.

"There have been projects out there involving my father, but they've lacked a complete understanding of his philosophies and artistry. They haven't captured the essence of his beliefs in martial arts or storytelling. The only way to get audiences to understand the depth and uniqueness of my father is to generate our own material and find amazing, like-minded partners to work with."

Bruce Lee's classic films shattered records with each successive release in the early '70s, »

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Bruce Lee Biopic in the Works From His Daughter

27 February 2015 12:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, has come on board a new biopic about her father — and it’s the first film about the martial arts star to be made with his family’s full involvement in the production.

Lee’s company, Bruce Lee Entertainment, has partnered with Lawrence Grey and Janet Yang to produce the project.

“There have been projects out there involving my father, but they’ve lacked a complete understanding of his philosophies and artistry,” Shannon Lee said. “They haven’t captured the essence of his beliefs in martial arts or storytelling. The only way to get audiences to understand the depth and uniqueness of my father is to generate our own material and find amazing, like-minded partners to work with.”

Bruce Lee died in 1973 at the age of 32 after collapsing during an Adr session for “Enter the Dragon” in Hong Kong.

Shannon Lee is producing with Grey (“Last Vegas, »

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Daughter of Bruce Lee lines up biopic

27 February 2015 3:48 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bruce Lee Enterprises CEO Shannon Lee is teaming up with Lawrence Grey and Janet Yang on a biopic about her iconic father.

The film is the first to be made with the full cooperation of Bruce Lee’s family. Ben Everard also produces.

Yang has been brought on to Bruce Lee Entertainment to help guide production and consult on the China market.

“There have been projects out there involving my father, but they’ve lacked a complete understanding of his philosophies and artistry,” said Lee.

“They haven’t captured the essence of his beliefs in martial arts or storytelling. The only way to get audiences to understand the depth and uniqueness of my father is to generate our own material and find amazing, like-minded partners to work with.”

“I have long been inspired by Bruce Lee and wanted to partner with Shannon in order to really delve into the depth of the icon in a way that »

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Berlin: Lotus Sells Keanu Reeves Starrer ‘Replicas’ to Multiple Territories (Exclusive)

9 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel’s Lotus Entertainment has sold Tanya Wexler’s sci-fi thriller “Replicas,” which stars Keanu Reeves, to multiple territories.

Pic has been sold to Benelux, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Portugal, Scandinavia, Turkey, Cis, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Asian pay TV, Taiwan, Thailand, Middle East, South Africa, Australia/New Zealand and airlines.

Replicas” is based on a screenplay by Chad St. John, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Stephen Hamel, Reeves and Fundamental Films. Company Films’ partners Hamel and Reeves developed the script based on Hamel’s treatment. Lotus introduced the pic to foreign buyers at Afm.

Replicas” is the third collaboration between Lotus and Di Bonaventura following Luis Prieto’s “Kidnap,” starring Halle Berry, and the remake of “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance,” which is in development.

Lotus recently sold rights for the English-speaking world, including the U. »

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt lined up for sci-fi film Passengers

8 February 2015 3:49 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are reportedly in talks to lead new sci-fi romance film Passengers.

Variety reports that Lawrence is in early talks to star in the Sony film, while TheWrap reveals that Pratt is being lined up as her co-lead.

The film, which has been in development for several years, is set on a spacecraft in the future, with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant planet.

When one passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years early, he decides to wake a female passenger to end his loneliness.

The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum is apparently nearing a deal to direct the drama. The script is penned by Prometheus and Doctor Strange writer Jon Spaihts.

Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur will produce with Michael Maher and Stephen Hamel.

Lawrence will be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 later this year, while Pratt is starring in Jurassic World. »

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'Passengers' Targets Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt

6 February 2015 3:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are in early talks to star in Passengers. The project has been in development for several years, with The Weinstein Company and Focus Features each taking a crack at the story, before it was picked up by Sony this past December. Keanu Reeves was attached to the movie for several years, although it seems he is no longer involved. Reese Witherspoon and Rachel McAdams were attached as the female lead at different points during the development process, with that role now going to Jennifer Lawrence. The Wrap reports that Jennifer Lawrence's deal may not go through, though, due to her busy schedule.

The story centers on a man (Chris Pratt) who is one of over 5,000 passengers on a century-long journey to a distant new planet. When the man's cryogenic sleep pod fails, with 90 years left to go on this trip, he faces the prospect »

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Jennifer Lawrence in Talks for Sci-Fi Drama ‘Passengers’ (Exclusive)

6 February 2015 2:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jennifer Lawrence is in early talks to star in Sony’s space drama “Passengers,” with “The Imitation Game” director Morten Tyldum to helm.

Jon Spaihts, writer of “Doctor Strange,” is penning the script. Sony bought rights to “Passengers” in December.

Passengers” is set on a spacecraft in the future, with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. One passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake up a female passenger, sparking the beginning of a love story.

Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur will produce through Moritz’s Original Film banner along with Michael Maher for Start Media and Stephen Hamel of Company Films.

The project has a long development history: Focus was in talks to acquire U.S. rights with Keanu Reeves attached earlier in 2014; the Weinstein Co. ditched the project earlier after acquiring the rights. Both Reese Witherspoon and »

- Justin Kroll

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J-Law, Pratt Up For Sci-Fi "Passengers"

6 February 2015 2:44 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are in early talks to star in Morten Tydlum's sci-fi tale "Passengers" at Sony Pictures.

Jon Spaihts ("Doctor Strange," "Prometheus") penned the script which is set on a spacecraft transporting thousands of colonists. A malfunction takes place in one of its sleep chambers, causing a single passenger to be awakened ninety years before anyone else.

Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he decides to wake up a second passenger, thus beginning a unique love story. The likes of Keanu Reeves, Reese Witherspoon and Rachel McAdams were previously attached to the project at different times.

Of the pair, Lawerence's involvement is the most in question due to her busy schedule. Neal Moritz, Ori Marmur, Stephen Hamel and Michael Maher will produce.

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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'Passengers' Lines Up 'Imitation Game' Director

27 January 2015 3:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After being dropped by The Weinstein Company back in March, the sci-fi thriller Passengers has a new lease on life, with The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum now circling the project. Sony picked up Passengers late last year, with the studio considering this sci-fi love story a major priority. Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) was previously attached to direct when the project was at The Weinstein Company, which had originally been set for release on April 3, 2015.

Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange) wrote the screenplay, which follows a colonist (Keanu Reeves) travelling with over 5,000 passengers on a century-long journey to a new world. The colonist's sleep chamber malfunctions, causing him to wake up 90 years before any of the other passengers. Faced with dying alone on this ship, he wakes up a female journalist, when they realize that they need to save everyone else on board. Rachel McAdams was initially set to »

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"Imitation Game" Helmer To Direct "Passengers"

27 January 2015 12:43 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Imitation Game" helmer Morten Tyldum is in early talks to direct the deep space-set love story"Passengers" at Sony Pictures.

Jon Spaihts ("Doctor Strange," "Prometheus") penned the script which is set on a spacecraft transporting thousands of colonists. A malfunction takes place in one of its sleep chambers, causing a single passenger to be awakened ninety years before anyone else.

Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he decides to wake up a second passenger, thus beginning a unique love story. Neal Moritz, Ori Marmur, Stephen Hamel and Michael Maher will produce.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Imitation Game’ Director Morten Tyldum in Talks For Sony Space Tale ‘Passengers’

27 January 2015 12:27 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Imitation Game” director Morten Tyldum is in negotiations with Sony on space drama “Passengers,” written by “Doctor Strange” writer Jon Spaihts.

The studio bought rights to “Passengers” last month. Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur will produce through Moritz’s Original Film banner along with Michael Maher for Start Media and Stephen Hamel of Company Films.

Earlier this year, Focus Features had been in talks to acquire U.S. rights to “Passengers” with Keanu Reeves starring. “Passengers” went back on the market after the Weinstein Co. ditched the project after acquiring the rights with Reese Witherspoon attached; the actress later departed and was replaced by Rachel McAdams, who has also left the project.

Spaihts’ script is set on a spacecraft in the future with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. One passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake »

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