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For a long time now, all we knew about New Line’s hoped-for new action-adventure San Andreas was its high-concept earthquake-centred pitch and the fact that it’ll reunite Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton with star Dwayne Johnson. An update has finally arrived in the shape of Percy Jackson’s Alexandra Daddario.The actress, who has been winning plaudits for a much more mature role on HBO’s True Detective, has landed a crucial role as Johnson’s estranged daughter in the new 3D diasterthon. The Rock will be a helicopter pilot who must make a treacherous journey across an earthquake-wracked state to reach his wayward sprog.San Andreas has been in development since late 2011, with New Line working from a pitch by Jeremy Passmore and Andrew Fabrizio to solicit scripts from Allan Loeb and Carlton Cuse. Now The Conjuring’s sibling scribbling duo Chad and Carey Hayes »
After taking to the small screen and showing off her assets in HBO's "True Detective," the lovely Alexandra Daddario is making a leap to a hopeful tentpole. Deadline has word that the co-star of the Percy Jackson fantasy franchise has taken the female lead alongside Dwayne Johnson in San Andreas, the disaster thriller from Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton. In the film, Johnson plays a rugged rescue helicopter pilot going across the state to save his estranged daughter after a massive earthquake strikes Califorina. It's a pretty straight forward story focusing on absolute destruction and chaos. Read on! Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2) was hired to polish the original script by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore in 2012, but Chad and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring, The Reaping) wrote the most recent draft. Daddario is gaining more attention as of late with her supporting work on the HBO drama series »
- Ethan Anderton
The plot centers on a helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) who journeys across the state of California to try and rescue his estranged daughter, after an enormous earthquake hits. No further details have been released regarding the plot or the characters at this time.
Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) is directing from a script that has been worked on by a number of writers. Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio wrote the original draft, with Allan Loeb (The Switch), Carlton Cuse (Lost) and, most recently Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) revising the script. No production schedule was given.
A long-gestating Disney musical received a big boost this week, signing on a "Rock of Ages" writer to pen the script while keeping the songwriters behind recent blockbuster "Frozen" attached to the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allan Loeb will now write "Bob the Musical," which focuses on a man who, after a sudden blow to the head, can hear the inner songs in other people's hearts. Much to his chagrin, his entire life becomes a musical.
"Bob" has been in the works for a decade, and has seen several high-profile filmmakers (including Adam Shankman and "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller) come and go. But "Bob" has no doubt benefited from the recent success of "Frozen," since its songsmiths, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez »
- Katie Roberts
Right now, Disney's Frozen is proving to be a box office giant with a lot of staying power, and the composers have just lined up another musical at the House of Mouse. THR has word that Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the duo behind the stellar original music from the aforementioned winter hit, are teaming with Rock of Ages writer Allan Loeb for the gestating Bob the Musical. Last we heard, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller were boarding the project, but they've moved on. We wish they were still involved, but with this all-new creative team, we're still excited. For those who don't remember, the story follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts. With this newfound attribute, his life is instantly turned into a real-life musical and »
- Ethan Anderton
Once upon a time, in a land called 2004, Disney set out to create a musical comedy simply titled Bob the Musical. The film would follow Bob, an average Joe who suffered a blow to the head and started hearing constant music and singing everywhere he went. As that would sound like utter hell to you or me, so it would too for our poor, dear Bob, who is now forced to hear the “inner songs of everyone’s heart” at all times; Bob’s life is now a musical. The ambitious project became a work of passion for the studio, with multiple writers, composers and directors all hoping on to the film and detaching themselves from Bob at some point or another over the last 10 years when development never seemed to push further that pre-production — including Adam Shankman and the 21 Jump Street duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord. But despite this decade-long struggle to see one man »
- Samantha Wilson
Allan Loeb, the screenwriter behind The Dilemma, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and the film adaptation of Rock Of Ages, has signed on to write the screenplay for Disney's planned Bob: The Musical.The film's been in development of one sort or another since 2004, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller most recently attached to direct and Adam Shankman aboard prior to that. With songs by the so-hot-right-now Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the husband-and-wife team behind Winnie The Pooh and more recently the box-office blockbuster Frozen, it seems to have stepped up a gear in the wake of that film's success.The story follows a mild-mannered regular Joe who, after being hit on the head, starts to hear the "inner song of everyone's heart" as his life is turned into a musical - much to his dismay.There's no director currently attached, but Disney will be hoping that Loeb's script »
The story follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone's heart. His reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Disney has regularly refused to give up the dream of producing the long in-development film Bob The Musical - which has been in the works for a full decade - and today they've made yet another big effort towards getting the job done. Producer/writer Allan Loeb has been hired by the studio to write the pen the latest version of the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story centers on an ordinary guy named Bob who is living an ordinary life right up until he suffers a sudden head injury. When he awakens he discovers that he can hear "the inner songs of everyone.s heart" and watches as the whole world is turned into a giant musical. Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who have earned an incredible amount of acclaim for their work on the music of the animated film Frozen, have been hired to work on »
The story follows an ordinary man named Bob, who suffers a blow to the head that causes him to hear the inner songs of everyone he meets, essentially turning his life into a musical, although he is not pleased with this new gift.
We first reported on the project in July 2004, when Mark Waters was attached to direct from a script by Mike Binder. The project was stalled until December 2010, when Phil Lord and Chris Miller were in talks to direct. Matthew Fogel signed on to rewrite the script in December 2011, but that was the last we heard about the musical, until now.
Allan Loeb has been tapped to work on Bob the Musical, Disney’s long-gestating musical comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Bob follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s heart as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay. Photos: The Making of Disney's Animated Oscar Contender 'Frozen' The project has been in development since 2004 and has seen several writers, composers and directors come and go, including Adam Shankman and 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. But producers Chris Bender,
- Borys Kit
Screenwriter Allan Loeb ( Rock of Ages , Just Go With It ) is the latest name to board Walt Disney Pictures' Bob the Musical , says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter . The high concept project will also feature original songs from the Frozen duo of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Bob the Musical , most recently planned for Phil Lord and Chris Miller to direct, centers on a mild-mannered man who suddenly hears the 'inner song' of people's hearts after being struck on the head. At this time, however, no director is attached. Chris Bender, Beau Flynn, J.C. Spink, Tripp Vinson and Jake Weiner are producing. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »
12 items from 2014
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