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Will Smith And Tom Hanks Want To Make A Crime Thriller, Get The Details

29 June 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The upcoming true-life thriller Triple Frontier has been in the works for a long while now, first starting up in 2009 with Kathryn Bigelow attached to direct and Mark Boal penning the screenplay, but after years of being stuck in development hell, it now seems as though the movie might actually make it to the big screen after all. This is because the project has possibly found a new director in J.C. Chandor, still working from Boal's screenplay, and the fact that Will Smith and Tom Hanks are both circling big roles. Deadline has the news about this latest change for Triple Frontier, noting that Smith and Hanks have been mentioned in connection with the project for a while, but are still interested in taking it on. The film has been in stasis for about a year now, as that was when Katheryn Bigelow and Mark Boal stepped away from »

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Paramount Pulls 'Triple Frontier' Out of Limbo, J.C. Chandor May Direct

29 June 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Once in the hands of Kathryn Bigelow, who with screenwriting partner Mark Boal has moved onto other projects, Paramount's "Triple Frontier" may finally see the light under director J.C. Chandor.  According to Deadline, Chandor is in early talks to helm this thriller set at the titular organized crime crossroads of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Rumors, however, have been flying since the project surfaced at Paramount in 2010, when Bigelow and Boal were fielding actors including Tom Hanks and Will Smith to fill the film's five leading roles. But Bigelow and Boal first pushed "Triple Frontier" aside for "Zero Dark Thirty" and now their upcoming drama about controversial rescued Pow Bowe Bergdahl; Hanks and Smith, however, may be staying on. Boal, who wrote the script, and Bigelow remain executive producers on "Triple Frontier," with Charles Roven and Alex Gartner producing for Atlas Media. Variety notes that, while the deal remains open, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Jc Chandor Lines Up One Time Kathryn Bigelow Pic 'Triple Frontier'

29 June 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Back in 2011 I wrote about a film called Triple Frontier as a possible Oscar contender that year. It was from the writer/director duo Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow and it was to star Tom Hanks. Since then, the project hasn't gone away despite some trepidation from Paramount Pictures at one point involving a possible $80 million budget. However, while the film hasn't died, Bigelow and Boal have moved on to the Bowe Bergdahl story leaving a director's chair open, a chair that looks like it may have just been filled. Deadline reports J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) is in talks to direct the picture with Hanks still in the conversation as well as Will Smith. The film is set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge -- making "la triple frontera" difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime. Specific story details, »

- Brad Brevet

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J.C. Chandor in Talks to Direct Paramount Thriller ‘Triple Frontier’

29 June 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After years of development limbo, Paramount’s action thriller “Triple Frontier” may have found new life.

Sources close to the project say “A Most Violent Year” helmer J.C. Chandor is in early talks to direct the pic that once had Kathryn Bigelow attached to helm.

The film is set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge — making “la triple frontera” difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime.

Mark Boal and Bigelow serve as exec producers, with Charles Roven and Alex Gartner producing for Atlas Media.

The deal is not yet closed but if Chandor boards the project, the aim is for production to commence in January. A star has yet to be set for the film, but insiders say Will Smith has been eyeing the project for some time.

Though sources close to the studio and Smith say the actor is not attached, »

- Justin Kroll

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J.C. Chandor To Direct Former Kathryn Bigelow Project ‘Triple Frontier,’ Tom Hanks And Will Smith Circling

29 June 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This spring it was announced that "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty" team, Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, were moving ahead with their film about Pow Bowe Bergdahl, with Megan Ellison backing the project. That meant their long developing "Triple Frontier" was put on the backburner, but it looks like it's moving again. This time, however, with another director attached. J.C. Chandor saw his slate open up after exiting Mark Wahlberg starrer "Deepwater Horizon," but he's landing on his feet in a big way by eyeing taking over "Triple Frontier," which is still running with Boal's script. Once knocking around town under the title "Sleeping Dogs," the story that takes place in the notorious, titular border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil called 'la triple frontera,' where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge, making it a haven for crime that's difficult to »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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J.C. Chandor Considering Triple Frontier

29 June 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Since stepping off of Deepwater Horizon before it began filming, All Is Lost/ A Most Violent Year writer/director J.C. Chandor has been in search of other projects. While many of them are ideas he options or creates himself, Deadline reports that he’s also interested in one that was started by someone else, with Chandor in early talks to take over Triple Frontier. Originally developed by Zero Dark Thirty duo Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, Frontier is an ensemble piece set in the violent border zone situated between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil (hence “triple frontier”), a hot spot for organised crime and notoriously tough to police. Bigelow and Boal, who also worked on The Hurt Locker, had been letting this one build quietly but have decided instead to focus on a film about Pow Bowe Bergdahl.So now Chandor is talking to Paramount about possibly taking on Triple Frontier, »

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J.C. Chandor in Early Talks to Direct ‘Triple Frontier’

29 June 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Following the acclaimed Zero Dark Thirty, the next project for director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal was supposed to be Triple Frontier at Paramount Pictures. The project had been developing for years, but then Bigelow and Boal decided to focus on a film about Bowe Bergdahl, the Us Army Sergeant captured by the Taliban […]

The post J.C. Chandor in Early Talks to Direct ‘Triple Frontier’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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J.C. Chandor Circling Former Kathryn Bigelow Drama Triple Frontier

29 June 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A long-developing project may be undergoing an interesting director shift. After Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker, she was understandably in demand for a number of follow-up projects. She and Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal zeroed in on a crime drama called Triple Frontier. Set in a border zone of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil known as “la triple frontera,” the movie would revolve around this haven for organized crime. A number of actors expressed interest in starring, from Johnny Depp to Tom Hanks to Will Smith, but the project was put on the backburner when Zero Dark Thirty gained steam. Our last update on the film came in 2012, when details surfaced that while Smith was interested in starring in the movie, Bigelow was uninterested in casting him. Moreover, Paramount Pictures reportedly balked at the $80 million budget. Bigelow and Boal have »

- Adam Chitwood

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Jc Chandor Circling Mark Boal-Scripted Hot-Button Drama ‘Triple Frontier’

29 June 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: I’m hearing that Margin Call and A Most Violent Year helmer Jc Chandor is in early discussions to direct Triple Frontier, that hot-button drama for Paramount Pictures that grew quiet when Zero Dark Thirty helmer Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal stepped away to focus on the movie about Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who left a base in Afghanistan and was captured and held for five years by the Taliban until he was exchanged for five high-level Taliban… »

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J.C. Chandor May Direct "Triple Frontier"

29 June 2015 7:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Once slated to be helmed by Kathryn Bigelow, it now seems that "All is Lost" and "A Most Violent Year" helmer Jc Chandor is in early discussions to direct the topical drama "Triple Frontier" for Paramount Pictures.

The story is an ensemble drama set around the organized crime haven that exists in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Plot specifics are still under wraps, but Tom Hanks and Will Smith were said to be circling roles at last report while Charles Roven is producing.

Bigelow and her "Zero Dark Thirty" scribe Mark Boal, who were developing the project shifted their focus instead to a biopic about U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl who was held for five years by the Taliban.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Seth Gordon exits Uncharted movie

26 June 2015 6:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Sony has suffered another setback with its plan to bring video game franchise Uncharted to the big screen, with The Wrap reporting that Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) has now vacated the director’s chair owing to a dispute with studio boss Tom Rothman over the creative direction of the project.

Uncharted has passed through the hands of several filmmakers including David O. Russell (The Fighter) and Neil Burger (Divergent), while Mark Wahlberg have been mentioned as potential candidates for the lead role of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. The most recent draft of the script has been Oscar-winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).

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- Gary Collinson

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Uncharted movie loses its third director as Seth Gordon exits project

25 June 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The troubled Uncharted movie has lost its third director.

The adaptation of the popular video game is once again without someone at the helm after Seth Gordon opted to part ways with Sony, according to The Wrap.

Although there has been no comment from either party, it is thought that Gordon was unhappy with a new creative direction proposed by Sony chief Tom Rothman.

Last year, Sony handed the film a release date of June 10, 2016, but it is now unclear whether this deadline will be met. Shooting on the movie was due to commence at the beginning of the year.

The movie has been in development at Sony since 2008, with David O Russell and Neil Burger both exiting after brief stints as director.

Late last year, The Hurt Locker writer Mark Boal was hired to perform a three-week production polish to the original script written by David Guggenheim.

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'Uncharted' Movie Loses Director Seth Gordon

24 June 2015 9:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After more than five years in development, many fans hoped the video game adaptation Uncharted was on the right track, with Oscar-winning writer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) coming aboard to pen the script late last year. Unfortunately, the project has hit yet another speed bump, with Heroic Hollywood reporting that director Seth Gordon is backing out the project, after signing on in February 2014. The report reveals that Sony's new studio head Tom Rothman asked the filmmaker to deliver this adaptation on a smaller budget, reportedly causing him to walk. The Wrap reports that Tom Rothman wanted to take the movie in a new creative direction, which is what caused the departure, which could mean that the studio is seeking another writer.

Regardless of how it happened, Uncharted is still without a director, and a star, after Chris Pratt passed on the project in November. We also reported in December »

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Seth Gordon Exits Uncharted as Sony Plans New Creative Direction

24 June 2015 4:08 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The long-gestating Uncharted movie is on the back burner once again as director Seth Gordon has exited the project. The adventurous story of Nathan Drake has been in development for more than half a decade now, with a number of filmmakers attached to the project over the years. David O. Russell was attached to direct for a while with Mark Wahlberg set to star as Drake. Neil Burger (Divergent) tried his hand at the pic as well, but he too fell by the wayside. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were reportedly approached numerous times to pen an adaptation, but they subsequently declined. Nathan Fillion even campaigned for the lead role at one point. Finally, Horrible Bosses and The King of Kong director Seth Gordon was hired to take the helm in early 2014, and it seemed this one might stick as Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal was brought in to touch up the script, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Seth Gordon Leaves Uncharted

24 June 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Sony’s attempt to turn the Uncharted game series from PlayStation success into potential movie franchise just can’t seem to get past the loading screen. In another blow for the project, director Seth Gordon has decided to move on. Treasure hunter Nathan Drake would seem to be a good fit for cinema, with his Indiana Jones-style attitude and scope for adventure. But try as it might, the studio just hasn’t been able to make it work. Writers such as Kyle Ward, David O. Russell (who also wanted to direct), Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, David Guggenheim and Mark Boal have all tried to crack it and Neil Burger briefly considered directing before heading off to do Divergent. What’s the hold up this time? As originally reported by Heroic Hollywood, it’s apparently financial issues, as Sony boss Tom Rothman wants to change the creative direction of the film »

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Time Machine: Academy Award winner Reznor and Wife on Red Carpet

1 May 2015 6:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig at the Oscars Sporting an ultra-cool look, Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig, both members of the hip, experimental band How to Destroy Angels, arrive at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Trent Reznor, formerly the frontman of the alternative rock group Nine Inch Nails, and fellow How to Destroy Angels band member Atticus Ross went on to share the Best Original Score Oscar for their work on David Fincher's Facebook movie The Social Network. After Reznor's Oscar win, "I want to thank you like an animal" became a Twitter hit – in reference to a similar-sounding line found in the Nine Inch Nails' 1994 song "Closer." Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' Oscar 2011 competitors were: Hans Zimmer, at one point the favorite for the Best Original Score Academy Award, for »

- D. Zhea

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The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

9 April 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We're just a week away from the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which opens on Wednesday April 15th and runs until the 26th. As ever, the lineup is skewed toward U.S. productions, though not exclusively so, ranging from higher-profile projects with starry casts and broad ensembles to smaller, more under the radar titles from first-time directors. While the festival overall can't claim equivalent prestige with the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. Tribeca is positioned between either, both in geographic and chronological senses, and has carved out a solid niche for itself as an independent-leaning festival with a laudable agenda to foster new talent in both feature and shorts filmmaking. And this year, in addition to attracting an eclectic top-shelf jury including Dylan McDermott, Cobie Smulders, Steve Buscemi, Whoopi Goldberg, Gloria Steinem, Vanessa Williams, Sheila Nevins, Debi Mazar, Minnie Driver, Andre Holland, Hank Azaria, Mamie Gummer, Mark Boal, Burr Steers, David »

- The Playlist Staff

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Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Annouces Its Jury

7 April 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Tribeca Film Festival 2015 starts on April 15th and runs until the 26th. And here are the film festival jurors: World Narrative Jurors are: screenwriter and producer Paul Attanasio (Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco); director Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls); writer-director Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down); Actress Whoopie Goldberg; and Actor Dylan McDermott. World Documentary Jurors are: Franco-American filmmakerDiego Bunuel and head of Documentaries on Canal Plus;Tine Fischer, founder and CEO of documentary film festival Cph:dox; director David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi); film critic Joshua Rothkopf; and feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Best New Narrative Director Jurors are: two-time Oscar winning writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker); Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt (It’s  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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Upcoming Videogame Movies

20 March 2015 11:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the videogame movies that have come out in the past and done an analysis of what made them so bad.  Now, let’s turn our eyes to the future.  More videogame movies are in production than ever before, and a few have some pretty big names attached to them.  Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  Let us know which movies you think will be great and which will be flops in the comments below!

 

Agent 47

August 28, 2015

We had a Hitman movie back in 2007 that was alright, but it generally followed the trend of videogame movies being kind of crappy. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Nick Vollmer)

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On the Horizon: 9 Upcoming Video Game Movies

20 March 2015 11:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Will we be seeing the first truly great video game movie soon?  Hollywood studios currently have several adaptations in various stages of development, so we're taking a look at them to see which has the potential to be something amazing. 

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the videogame movies that have come out in the past and done an analysis of what made them so bad.  Now, let’s turn our eyes to the future.  More videogame movies are in production than ever before, and a few have some pretty big names attached to them.  Will we be seeing the first truly great videogame movie soon?  Here’s the list of upcoming videogame movies and what we think about each one.  Let us know which movies you think will be great and which will be flops in the comments below!

Agent 47 (August 28, 2015)

We had a Hitman movie back in 2007 that was alright, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Nick Vollmer)

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