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Disney hires Motorcycle Diaries screenwriter for new White Fang movie

14 November 2014 2:31 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Disney has already done one big screen version of the classic Jack London novel White Fang with the Randal Kleiser movie starring Ethan Hawke, (we don't need to talk about White Fang II: Myth Of The White Wolf) and THR is reporting the studio is developing a new film adaptation of the book. The site has learned Disney has hired The Motorcycle Diaries and On The Road scribe Jose Rivera to write the script for the planned movie, and it'll be directed by Lance Acord. White »

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Disney Plans 'White Fang' Remake with 'Motorcycle Diaries' Writer

13 November 2014 11:19 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney is revisiting the classic Jack London story White Fang with a new adaptation, more than 20 years after the 1991 movie starring Ethan Hawke made its debut in theaters.

Oscar-nominated writer Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) has been tasked with writing the screenplay, which will be a modern-day adaptation based on the Jack London novel. The 1991 movie White Fang was set at the turn of the 20th Century, centering on a young Alaskan man (Ethan Hawke) who befriends a wolf dog during the Gold Rush, as they get into a number of adventures involving starving wolves, grizzly bears, dog fighters and Aboriginal settlers. That adventure spawned the 1994 sequel White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf.

The original novel was set in Canada's Yukon Territory, and told through the perspective of the wolf dog and his story of survival. The title animal's rescue from dogfighters by a young man was only »

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Disney Is Bringing Back White Fang, Here.s What We Know

12 November 2014 7:12 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A full 23 years has passed since The Walt Disney Company last adapted Jack London's classic story White Fang, and apparently that's just enough time for the studio to start moving forward on a remake. The Hollywood Reporter has the news about the developing adaptation,and says that Disney has already found a pair of talented filmmakers to move the project forward. According to the report, Jose Rivera, who earned an Academy Award nomination in 2004 for his screenplay The Motorcycle Diaries, has been tapped to pen the script for the movie, and cinematographer Lance Acord will be making his directorial debut with the film. While that may sound like he's a newbie, the truth is that he's partially responsible for some of incredibly beautiful and visually fantastic films. He's best known for his collaborations with Spike Jonze, having worked as the Director of Photography on Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and »

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Disney Plans A "White Fang" Remake

12 November 2014 6:28 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Disney Pictures is developing a new adaptation of Jack London's classic story "White Fang".

Jose Rivera ("The Motorcycle Diaries") has been hired to pen the new version on which award-winning cinematographer Lance Acord ("Being John Malkovich," "Lost in Translation") will make his feature directorial debut.

Disney previously adapted the story in 1991, turning it into a film about a young man (Ethan Hawke) in Alaska during the turn-of-the-20th-century Gold Rush who comes to befriend a wolf dog during his adventures.

The new film is expected to be more loyal to London's more ambitious book which was set in the Yukon Territory and followed the life of the wild wolf dog from the animal's point of view.

It is also a violent story of survival, so no word on how 'gritty' Disney plans to go with the material.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Disney Are Developing Another Adaptation Of White Fang

12 November 2014 2:11 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For many, the news that Disney are breathing life into one of their old titles will evoke the following reaction: great, another dreaded remake! In the case of White Fang, that’s only half-true, with the studio returning to the original source material for a modern take on Jack London’s classic novel.

This will be the second time London’s adventure tome will be receiving the big screen treatment from Disney. Their first effort in 1991 was a mildly-successful version helmed by Grease director Randal Kleiser and starring a young Ethan Hawke. Taking artistic license in a move away from the sprawling book, the original feature focused on Hawke’s young lad during the Gold Rush era after he befriends a wild wolf. The pair inevitably bond and traverse the wild together, which varied considerably from London’s novel.

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- Gem Seddon

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Disney Developing New 'White Fang' Movie (Exclusive)

11 November 2014 3:19 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Disney is having another bite at White Fang. The studio is developing a new adaptation of the classic Jack London story, which was previously tackled with its 1991 adventure movie that starred Ethan Hawke. Jose Rivera, who was nominated for an Oscar for penning the 2004 movie The Motorcycle Diaries, has been hired to write the new version, and award-winning cinematographer Lance Acord is attached to make his feature directorial debut. Acord is known for working with Spike Jonze on films such as Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are. The 1991 movie told the story of

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- Borys Kit

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Oplev to direct Kahaani remake

25 July 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev wil direct Deity, an English-language remake of Indian hit thriller Kahaani for Yrf Entertainment.

Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Richard Regen (Tehran) have scripted the adaptation. Oplev’s credits include the original Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Released in 2012, Kahaani was directed by Sujoy Ghosh and starred Vidya Balan as a woman who travels to Kolkata to search for her missing husband. In the remake, Balan’s character will become an American woman.

The remake will be produced and financed by Yrf Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based production arm of India’s Yash Raj Films, with CEO Uday Chopra serving as producer and Jonathan Reiman, head of production & development, serving as executive producer.

Yrf Entertainment recently financed Cannes opening film Grace Of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, which it produced with Pierre-Ange le Pogam’s Stone Angels and Arash Amel. Yrf’s upcoming projects include Amel’s adaptation of [link »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Oplev to direct Kahaani remake for Yrf

25 July 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev wil direct Deity, an English-language remake of Indian hit thriller Kahaani for Yrf Entertainment.

Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Richard Regen (Tehran) have scripted the adaptation. Oplev’s credits include the original Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Released in 2012, Kahaani was directed by Sujoy Ghosh and starred Vidya Balan as a woman who travels to Kolkata to search for her missing husband. In the remake, Balan’s character will become an American woman.

The remake will be produced and financed by Yrf Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based production arm of India’s Yash Raj Films, with CEO Uday Chopra serving as producer and Jonathan Reiman, head of production & development, serving as executive producer.

Yrf Entertainment recently financed Cannes opening film Grace Of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, which it produced with Pierre-Ange le Pogam’s Stone Angels and Arash Amel. Yrf’s upcoming projects include Amel’s adaptation of [link »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Yrf to remake of Kahaani in English as Deity

25 July 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Yrf Entertainment will remake the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Sujoy Ghosh directed and Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, for Western and international audiences as Deity. Deity will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Richard Regen (Tehran) have scripted the English adaptation of Kahaani. The movie is a thriller about an American woman who goes to Kolkata in search of her missing husband. As she gets closer to the truth, she finds herself at the centre of a dangerous conspiracy. The story unfolds in the context of a colourful, week-long festival. An excited Sujoy Ghosh said, "It's an incredible step by Yrf. Years back Aditya Chopra had said he wanted to make Kahaani for a global audience...I thought he was kidding. But obviously not. Yrf has left no stone unturned on making the English version. The new script »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Kahaani gets English version redux as Deity!

25 July 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Yrf Entertainment will remake the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Sujoy Ghosh directed and Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, for Western and international audiences as “Deity”.

One of the coolest things is that “Deity” will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”).

The movie is a thriller about an American woman who goes to Kolkata in search of her missing husband. As she gets closer to the truth, she finds herself at the centre of a dangerous conspiracy. The story unfolds in the context of a colourful, week-long festival.

An excited Sujoy Ghosh said, “It’s an incredible step by Yrf. Years back Aditya Chopra had said he wanted to make ‘Kahaani’ for a global audience… I thought he was kidding. But obviously not. Yrf has left no stone unturned on making the English version. The new script by Jose Rivera and Richard Regen is perfectly »

- Stacey Yount

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'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Director to Remake Bollywood Hit

25 July 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Yrf Entertainment, the L.A.-based subsidiary of Bollywood banner Yash Raj Films, said Friday that it will remake Bollywood hit Kahaani as English-language feature Deity for international audiences. Deity will be directed by Danish director Niels Arden Oplev, who made the original 2009 Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Its English remake was directed by David Fincher in 2011, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Deity has been scripted by Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Richard Regen (Tehran). The 2012 thriller Kahaani (Story) starred actress Vidya Balan as a pregnant woman investigating the disappearance

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- Nyay Bhushan

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‘Dragon Tattoo’ Helmer Niels Arden Oplev Revs ‘Kahaani’ Remake

24 July 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Yrf Entertainment will remake the hit 2012 Indian film Kahaani, and the company has landed Jose Rivera and Richard Regen to script it for Niels Arden Oplev, helmer of the Swedish trilogy that began with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Written and directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani was a big hit in India that grossed 16 times its budget in that country alone. The remake is titled Deity, and it’s described as a thriller about an American woman who goes to Calcutta in search of her missing husband. As she gets closer to the truth, she finds herself at […] »

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90′s Horror Kid TV Spotlight: Eerie, Indiana

12 May 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

(Author’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series where Bj Colangelo takes a trip down memory lane and talks about the kid friendly horror TV shows from the 1990s/early 2000s that helped shape her into the horror loving fangirl she is today.)

NBC ruled Saturday mornings from 1991-1992 with Eerie, Indiana a show I would definitely call the Firefly of children’s supernatural programming.  Way ahead of its time and a kid’s show that is just as effective now as it was 20 years ago, Eerie, Indiana was a misunderstood masterpiece.  Created by Jose Rivera (the first Puerto-Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar) and Karl Schaefer, the show managed to nab Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins) as the creative consultant.  The show was weird, funny, creepy, but still maintained a charming “junior high” attitude about the whole thing.  The story followed Marshall Teller, a New »

- BJ Colangelo

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #161. Patricia Riggen’s The 33

6 February 2014 8:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The 33

Director: Patricia Riggen

Writers: Mikko Alanne, Michael John Bell, Craig Borten, Jose Rivera

Producers: Robert Katz, Edward McGurn, Mike Medavoy

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Rodrigo Santoro, Antonio Banderas, Cote de Pablo, James Brolin, Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Naomi Scott, Bob Gunton, Kate del Castillo

The gamble with depicting true-event miraculous survival stories is that it either becomes an ensemble, survival film (here we’re thinking a la Frank Marshall’s Alive replacing snow with cramped spaces or it abides to bold visceral and atmospheric choices a la 127 Hours. Coming off a major flop with Girl in Progress, Patricia Riggen is likely not stuck with a Hollywoodize the Chilean event mandate, and if Juliette Binoche onboard with a breathing a sign of relief.

Gist: Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

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- Eric Lavallee

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"Forger," "Shack," "Sheltered" Score Directors

30 January 2014 1:18 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Forger

Tolga Ornek ("Labyrinth") is set to direct the recently acquired Alex Allrich spec script thriller "The Forger" for Fox International. The project may actually be filmed entirely in Turkish.

The story follows an ex-cia forger now living in Istanbul whose former handler turns up dead and a female Iranian intelligence agent seeks his help to defect to the West. He soon learns there is more to her than he initially realized. [Source: Deadline]

The Shack

Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to direct and take a supporting role in a film adaptation of William Paul Young's novel "The Shack" for Summit Entertainment.

Following a personal tragedy, a man receives a mysterious note in his mailbox inviting him to The Shack. He responds and finds himself in the presence of God, and a life-transforming journey of truth and acceptance. [Source: Deadline]

Sanctuary

Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego ("Apollo 18") is set to helm the horror tale "Sanctuary" for Atlas Independent. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Blue Caprice' Director Tapped for Remake of Korean Drama 'Failan'

28 January 2014 5:08 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Alexandre Moors, who made his feature directorial debut with 2013's Blue Caprice, has been tapped to helm the remake of Korean film Failan. Written by Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries, Letters to Juliet), the film tells the story of a young Russian woman who flees to America, but finds herself caught in a human trafficking operation. She arrives in New York through an arranged marriage with a gangster, but dies before ever meeting him. He gets to know her and her tragic story through the letters she wrote him. Story: 'Hobbit' Sequel Tops South Korean Box Office Despite Distribution Controversy

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