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Deadline is reporting that acclaimed British filmmaker Ben Wheatley is set to direct a remake of the classic 1953 thriller The Wages of Fear, which he’ll also co-write with his wife and regular collaborator Amy Jump.
Based on Georges Arnaud’s novel Le salaire de la peur, the film was previously remade by William Friedkin with 1977’s Sorcerer, and revolves around a group of desperate men hired to transport a shipment of highly explosive nitroglycerin across the jungle.
Wheatley’s previous films include Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England and the upcoming High Rise, while his next project is the Martin Scorsese-produced Free Fire, which is set to feature the likes of Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor, Enzo Cilenti and Michael Smiley.
- Gary Collinson
Director Ben Wheatley is in negotiations to write and direct a remake of the thriller “The Wages of Fear” with TF1 and eOne. The original 1953 film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot told the story about “a group of desperate men hired to transport a shipment of highly explosive nitroglycerin across the jungle.”
Wheatley’s latest film, “Free Fire” was purchased by Alchemy for an astounding $3million at last week’s American Film Market. The cast includes actors Brie Larson (“Room”), Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”), Cillian Murphy (“In the Heart of the Sea”), Jack Reynor (“Macbeth”), Sam Riley (“Maleficent”), Noah Taylor (“Powers”) and Sharlto Copley (“Chappie”).
Director Martin Scorsese is executive producing “Free Fire”, which follows “a woman (Larson) who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley) and a gang (led by Hammer and Copley) who are selling them a stash of guns. But »
- J.B. Casas
British director Ben Wheatley, whose next feature High Rise will debut in 2016, will take to remaking the classic 1953 movie The Wages Of Fear. Deadline report the news of Wheatley’s intentions to co-write and direct the film, which has alredy had two remakes since its original release including William Friedkin’s Sorcerer, which is widely considered to be a masterpiece.
Here’s the brief plot of the original 1953 movie:
In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death. »
- Paul Heath
Alchemy is closing a deal to acquire "Kill List" director Ben Wheatley's new action thriller "Free Fire" for a deal worth over $3 million. Martin Scorsese executive produced the late 1970s Boston-set thriller.
Larson plays a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley) and a gang (led by Hammer and Copley) who are selling them a stash of guns.
But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart-stopping game of survival ensues. Wheatley and Amy Jump co-wrote the script.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The deal was closed on Wednesday, the final day of the American Film Market. Martin Scorsese is exec producing.
Ben Wheatley is directing “Free Fire” from a script he co-wrote with Amy Jump. Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor, Sharlto Copley, Michael Smiley, Enzo Cilenti and Babou Ceesay also star.
The story is set in Boston in the late 1970s. Larson will portray a woman who has brokered a meeting in a warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley) and two gang members (Hammer and Copley) who are selling guns.
Andy Starke and Wheatley are producing through their Rook Films banner. Film4 and BFI have co-financed the film, with Protagonist handing international sales and co-representing the domestic sale with Wme.
StudioCanal has acquired U.K. rights and Sony »
- Dave McNary
November 12 Update: In a significant development at Afm that illustrates its ambitions, the distributor confirmed it has picked up Us rights to the British wunderkind’s crime thriller.
Wheatley’s action title – a step up for the director himself in terms of scale – features such luminaries as Oscar contender Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley and Sharlto Copley.
According to Deadline Hollywood, which broke the story, Alchemy is believed to have paid more than $3m for the rights, beating out the likes of TWC and A24.
To add further distinction Martin Scorsese is among the executive »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
It's always a source of excitement when an actor known for geeky roles pops up in a different franchise. So, it’s with giddy intrigue that we pass on the news that Wil Wheaton has signed up for a role in Powers.
The Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory and Dark Matter actor will join Sony’s comic book TV show - all about policing in a superhero-infested world - for season 2. He’ll play a new character, who will be introduced in the comics before quickly transitioning into the show.
Brian Michael Bendis – co-creator of the comics and exec producer of the show – has described Wheaton’s as-yet-unnamed character as "exciting, mysterious and powerful."
"All the specific details are locked down with an Nda,” said Wheaton on his blog, »
IGN is reporting that Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory’s Wil Wheaton has signed on for a role in the upcoming second season of the PlayStation Network series Powers, where he’ll play an “exciting, mysterious and powerful” new character soon to be introduced to the comic book.
The second season of Powers is currently in production and will adapt the ‘Who Killed Retro Girl?’ storyline from the comic books. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward return to the cast, while Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) is another new addition in the role of SuperShock.
Powers season 2 will arrive on PlayStation Network in 2016.
- Gary Collinson
With writer-director James Gunn already starting pre-production in Atlanta on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the casting process has gotten under way as well. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that newcomer Pom Klementieff (Oldboy) has signed on for a mystery role in the highly-anticipated superhero sequel, which is scheduled to start production in February 2016. Variety also reports that Marvel and James Gunn wanted Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to play the unspecified villain, but he turned down the role.
Insiders claim that a final decision on the villain role should be made within the next two weeks, but it isn't clear who the front runners may be, after Matthew McConaughey passed. The actor revealed in May that he has been offered both Marvel and DC Comics projects, but he wouldn't specify which scripts he read. It's worth noting that James Gunn didn't finish the script for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 until early June, »
Kevin Feige is producing with Gunn also writing the latest draft. The movie is set to bow on May 5, 2017.
Insiders say that Klementieff seemed to have an edge with execs and Gunn since the studio started testing women for the unknown role. Marvel and Gunn wanted Matthew McConaughey to play the villain in the superhero sequel, but the actor recently passed, leaving the search for that part still in progress. Sources say that decision should be made in the coming weeks, as production is expected to begin in early 2016.
- Justin Kroll
Film and television star John Krasinski, who stars as a former Navy Seal in the upcoming, real-life motion picture thriller 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, has been named the Grand Marshal for the Aaa Texas 500 Nascar Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Nov. 8, at Texas Motor Speedway.
Krasinski, an actor, writer and director, will give the command for the Sprint Cup Series drivers of the 43-car field to start their engines in front of a crowd that annually comprises one of the largest-attended, single-day sporting events in Texas.
“It’s a huge honor to be asked to serve as this year’s Grand Marshal,” said Krasinski. “I am really excited to be going to Nascar and seeing Jeff Gordon race for one of his last outings.”
Krasinski will be joined on the Grand Marshal stage by three of the heroes from the CIA annex security team that fought off Islamic militants on Sept. »
- Michelle McCue
With an all-star voice cast that includes Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) as Orm, Bella Thorne (Blended) as Gerda, Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games, Orphan) as Alfida and Sean Bean (The Lord Of The Rings, TV’s Game Of Thrones) as General Arrog, The Snow Queen: Magic Of The Ice Mirror is the next chapter in the tale of Gerda, Orm and her friends. As well as old favourites, we are introduced to a whole host of brand new, lovable characters in the wintry wonderland.
This instalment follows Orm, as he exaggerates his exploits during The Snow Queen, creating a web of lies in which he single- handedly defeated the treacherous Queen. However in this lively and perilous adventure, Orm learns that friends, happiness, and true love cannot be won through deceit.
The Snow Queen: Magic Of The Ice Mirror, is available digitally on October 26th and DVD from November 2nd, »
- Dan Powell
You can take the sci-fi out of the girl, but you can’t take the girl out of sci-fi.
Helfer will play FBI Special Agent Lange, who shares a history (and palpable sexual tension) with Sharlto Copley’s Detective Walker. Lange, who walks a fine line between the Powers world and the government, becomes both an ally and enemy when it best suits her agenda.
Since her BSG days, Helfer has »
Battlestar Galactica alum Tricia Helfer has joined the Season 2 cast of Playstation and Sony Pictures TV’s Powers in a recurring role. She will play FBI Special Agent Lange, who, like the comic book character, shares a history and palpable sexual tension with Detective Walker (Sharlto Copley). Lange walks a fine line between the Powers world and the government, and can be both ally and enemy when it suits her agenda. Production began on Season 2 last week in Atlanta for… »
The superhero is described as “a perfect physical specimen with an unparalleled presence that catapulted him to global fame. After retiring at the height of his career under mysterious circumstances and disappearing from public view, he emerges for the first time in forty years after the death of Retro Girl.”
Coupled with the casting news comes a season two synopsis:
Powers, an edgy dramatic series inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.”
Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the »
- Gary Collinson
Enrico Colantoni (Person Of Interest) has landed a recurring role on the upcoming second season of Playstation Network’s Powers. Inspired by the graphic novels of the same name, Powers follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as "Powers." Colantoni will play Senator Bailey Brown, a Senator from Montana… »
PlayStation and Sony Pictures TV have found their SuperShock. Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight) has been cast in the key role, one of the world’s most famous and mysterious superheroes. Inspired by the graphic novels of the same name, Powers follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as "Powers." Powers… »
In 2010, a crack commando unit got a film reboot from a studio that didn’t bother to continue with the franchise. Today, they survive as soldiers of fortune, and have been rebooted once more for the televisual realm. If you have a free evening, if no other show will do, and if you can find them.... maybe you will watch, The A-Team.
Indulgent intros aside, we’ll get to the point – Fox is developing a new TV version of The A-Team.
Sleepy Hollow writer Albert Kim is currently working on a script, and Tawnia McKiernan - daughter of the original series’ co-creator Stephen J. Cannell – has been lined up as a producer. Additionally, Chris Morgan – who has been heavily involved in the Fast & Furious film series – is also on board as a producer. »
If you take a classic TV property to the big screen for a contemporary adaptation that doesn’t turn into a film franchise as initially hoped, what do you do? You remake it on television, of course! After bringing The A-Team to the big screen in 2010 with Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley and Quinton […]
The post 20th Century Fox Bringing ‘The A-Team’ Back to TV appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
20th Century Fox Television is developing a remake of the 1980s classic TV show The A-Team, with Furious 7 screenwriter Chris Morgan coming aboard to produce the new series, according to a report from Deadline. The news comes five years after 20th Century Fox released their big-screen adaptation of The A-Team, which starred Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton Jackson. This rebooted TV series will have a contemporary setting, with a twist on the team itself.
The original series centered on four highly-trained special forces soldiers, John "Hannibal" Smith (George Peppard), Templeton "Faceman" Peck (Dirk Benedict), H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock (Dwight Schultz) and B.A. (Bad Attitude) Baracus (Mr. T), who escaped from a military prison after being detained for a crime they didn't commit. They fled to Los Angeles and began working as "soldiers of fortune," using their immense skills to help people in need, while trying to clear their name. »
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