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David Fincher Confirmed for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

15 December 2010 7:48 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Back in May, Disney revealed that it will not proceed with the dark version of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under Sea" that director McG (Terminator Salvation) was working on. But then David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club) showed interest in the project, forcing the studio take another look at it. Now in an interview with Jon Favreau, the helmer not only confirmed that he will direct "Magic Kingdom" instead of "Iron Man 3," but added that Fincher is officially on board to direct "20,000 Leagues" from a script by Scott Burns (Bourne Ultimatum). If the plan doesn't change, the project will have a budget of around $150 million and will serve as an origin story for Captain Nemo. Fincher's take is described as being in the vein of "Star Wars" or "The Empire Strikes Back." It will aim to be visually dazzling. »

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David Fincher On Board For ’20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’

15 December 2010 10:41 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Turns out Jon Favreau is bringing us news this entire week. After announcing yesterday that he’s leaving Iron Man behind and moving on to Magic Kingdom, he also told the La Times (via /Film) that David Fincher is indeed directing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Disney.

He was rumored for the past few years to be doing another adaptation of the classic Jules Verne novel of the same name, and this will likely be his follow-up to the currently-shooting Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; while other projects are lined up, they’ve been “in development” for quite some time, as long as a few years. All that apparently needs to happen next is for Scott Z. Burns’ script to be finished and deemed ready to shoot, and then production will begin.

Not much else to say except that like most people, I’m a huge fan of most of the man’s work, »

- Nick Newman

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David Fincher Confirmed for ’20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’

15 December 2010 8:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Back in May, we wrote [1] that Disney had approached David Fincher to direct an remake of the classic 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. At the time they were still in "negotiations." Well, according to the Los Angeles Times [2], Disney has now confirmed that David Fincher is "working on" 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.  Actually, Fincher is currently "working on" Sony's remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo but once that film is done (it'll be released next Christmas) and the screenplay by Scott Z. Burns is up to par, it seems like this could be next on the award-winning director's [3]dance card. What do you think a David Fincher 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea will look like? [1] http://www.slashfilm.com/david-fincher-to-direct-20000-leagues-under-the-sea/ [2] http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2010/12/14/jon-favreau-explains-why-he-traded-iron-man-3-for-disneyland-trip/ [3] http://www.slashfilm.com/social-network-continues-dominate-critics-awards/ »

- Germain Lussier

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The Hit List of 2010 - Part 2

12 December 2010 5:01 PM, PST | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

Find out what the top unknown spec screenplays are of 2010 in the second part of The Hit List. As assembled by The Tracking Board, The Hit List is a round-up of what dozens of Hollywood agents, readers, development executives and insiders consider to be the best unsold screenplays this year. The more votes that a screenplay received from The Hit List voters, the more liked it was amongst their circle.

Did you miss the first part of The Hit List for 2010?

15 Votes:

Road To Nardo by Andrew Waller, Mike Gagerman (Adventure/Comedy)

Two buddies journey on a spontaneous and poorly planned road trip to Mexico to rescue their best friend.

Columbia Pictures, Original Film and American Work producing.

Heatseekers by George Mahaffrey (Action)

A young ex-military pilot infiltrates a gang of sky "pirates" working out of Bangkok, only to find himself taking part in an elaborate aerial tower heist using powered gliders and parachutes. »

- Patrick Sauriol

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Sky Movies Reviews: Four Christmases & The Informant

3 December 2010 4:00 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest entry in our regular feature here at Blogomatic3000, where – in association with the folks at Sky Movies HD – we take a look at some of the films premiering on Sky Movies and Sky Box-Office this month

Four Christmases airs on Sky Premiere/HD from 10am today.

Stars: Vince Vaughan, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Jon Voight, Jon Favreau, Mary Steenburgen | Written by Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson | Directed by Seth Gordon

Kicking off the mince pie chomping festive period on Sky Movies is Four Christmases starring  Vince Vaughan and Reese Witherspoon. Having done everything in their power to avoid Christmas with their families for the past 3 years of their relationship, Brad and Kate are look forward to another stress free Christmas in Fiji. However, things don’t quite go as planned and they end up having to visit each of their parents enduring each of heir crazy families, »

- Rob

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Warner Bros. Pictures 2011 Preview Includes New Photos of Holmes 2, Hangover 2 & Harry Potter 7 – Pt 2

23 November 2010 4:15 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has sent us this preview press kit of their upcoming film from January 2011 through December 2011. Most noticeably were the new photos from Sherlock Holmes 2, The Hangover Part II and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

Film Descriptions

The Rite

In theaters on January 28

(Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line)

Director: Mikael Håfström

Writers: Michael Petroni

Suggested by the book by Matt Baglio

Producers: Beau Flynn & Tripp Vinson

Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Merideth Finn, Robert Bernacchi

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds, Rutger Hauer

Psychological Thriller. Inspired by true events, “The Rite” follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth. »

- Michelle McCue

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Warner Bros. 2011 Preview: New Images from Sherlock Holmes II, The Hangover Part II, Horrible Bosses, Apparition, and More

23 November 2010 3:49 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Warner Bros. has released their preview kit for 2011 and along with it they’re providing the first look at Sherlock Holmes II, The Hangover Part II, and Horrible Bosses. There’s also images for The Rite, Unknown, Hall Pass, Red Riding Hood, Sucker Punch, Born to Be Wild, Something Borrowed, Apparition, Final Destination 5, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.  Hit the jump to check out the high-resolution synopses and images from these films plus synopses  for Crazy Stupid Love, Green Lantern, Dolphin Tale, Contagion, Happy Feet 2, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

Click on an image to see it in high-resolution.

The Rite

In theaters on January 28

(Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line)

Director: Mikael Håfström

Writers: Michael Petroni

Suggested by the book by Matt Baglio

Producers: Beau Flynn & Tripp Vinson

Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Merideth Finn, Robert Bernacchi

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Future Films From Steven Soderbergh & Michael Hoffman

19 November 2010 10:32 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Director Doug Liman (Go, Swingers,) seems to be turning down every job he is offered these days. Only two days ago it was reported that Steven Soderbergh would be tackling The Man From U.N.C.L.E., a project that Liman eventually passed on. U.N.C.L.E. is an adaptation of the American spy double-act TV show of the sixties starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, a project they’ve been trying to make for quite some time. Interested parties have included Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass), Quentin Tarantino (Four Rooms, Reservoir Dogs) and David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers).

As reported yesterday, the film is looking to be scripted by Scott Z. Burns, the writer behind Soderbergh’s The Informant and the upcoming Contagion. Soderbergh is currently set to shoot his Liberace biopic in the summer or early fall of 2011, around the same time he’s hoping to get U.N.C.L.E. »

- Staff

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Clooney to Play ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ for Soderbergh?

18 November 2010 11:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Steven Soderbergh bids goodbye to another well-deserved break (he’s made 17 features in the last decade!), with reports coming through that he may be teaming up with his old producing partner and frequent collaborator George Clooney for an adaptation of the 1960’s spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Scott Z. Burns (the writer behind Soderbergh’s The Informant and his upcoming all-star, deadly virus action feature Contagion) has been mentioned as a possible scriptwriter for this project. For those who are unfamiliar with the original material, the TV series followed the exploits of two secret agents, (Robert Vaughn and David McCallum), who worked for a fictitious secret international law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. (the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement).

Soderbergh has a real affinity for the era in which ‘U.N.C.L.E’ was produced and having previously teamed up with Clooney to remake »

- Adam Lowes

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Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney considering 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

18 November 2010 10:36 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Steven Soderbergh is in early talks to direct Warner Bros.' long gestating big-screen adaptation of the 1960s TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E," with George Clooney possibly starring.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Z. Burns, who wrote Soderbergh's "The Informant" as well as the director.s upcoming virus thriller "Contagion," is in talks to write the script.Warners has been working on a big-screen adaptation of "U.N.C.L.E." since the 1990s.David Dobkin will produce along with John Davis. "U.N.C.L.E." aired 105 episodes on NBC from 1964-68, during the Cold War era that saw several spy shows on the air. James Bond author Ian Fleming was a contributor to the show's creation. It follows the exploits of two secret agents, American Napoleon Solo (Robert »

- Adnan Tezer

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Release Date Updates for Soderbergh's 'Haywire,' 'The Eagle,' 'Footloose' and More

18 November 2010 9:26 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A lot of people are talking about the recent news Steven Soderbergh has will potentially make the film adaptation of the TV series, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." his next film with George Clooney eying the starring role and Scott Z. Burns (The Informant, Contagion) may pen the screenplay. Sure, it's a bit newsy, but it sounds far from a done deal so I'll give it a headline once it is.

However, news of one of Soderbergh's already in-the-can films just arrived as The Playlist reports Haywire will hit theaters on April 22, 2011now that Relativity Media has bought the pic back from Lionsgate. The movie casts Mma Fighter Gina Carano in the lead role as a black ops soldier on mission of revenge after she's double crossed by one of her teammates. The film co-stars Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Michael Angarano, Antonio Banderas and Bill Paxton.

In other release date news, »

- Brad Brevet

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George Clooney Becomes An "U.N.C.L.E."

18 November 2010 6:36 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

George Clooney has apparently entered early discussions to re-team with his frequent collaborator Steven Soderbergh on "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." adaptation reports The Playlist.

Word came out Tuesday that Soderbergh had replaced David Dobkin in the director's chair of this film adaptation of classic 60's NBC TV series, with the auteur's current writing collaborator Scott Z. Burns ("The Informant," "Contagion") chucking out the previous scripts and starting over from scratch. The new draft will keep the 60's setting of the original TV series.

Now it seems Clooney and Soderbergh have already talked about the former potentially starring in the project which would begin production around this time next year at the earliest. Soderbergh is currently at work on "Contagion" and will then shoot his Liberace project next Summer. »

- Garth Franklin

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Clooney Targets "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

18 November 2010 5:06 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh ("Ocean's 11") is in talks to direct Warners upcoming feature adaptation of the 1960's TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", starring actor George Clooney.

The new "U.N.C.L.E." screenplay will be written by Scott Z. Burns ("The Informant") for producers John Davis and Jeff Kleeman.

The original TV series, broadcast on NBC September 1964 to January 1968, followed the exploits of two secret agents, played by actors Robert Vaughn ("The Magnificent Seven") and David McCallum ("The Great Escape") , who work for the clandestine, international law-enforcement agency 'U.N.C.L.E.' ('United Network Command for Law and Enforcement').

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced 105 "U.N.C.L.E." episodes, originally developed by Sam Rolfe for executive producer Norman Felton, with "James Bond" author Ian Fleming contributing characters 'Napoleon Solo' and 'April Dancer', to series scriptwriters Robert Towne ("Chinatown") and Harlan Ellison ("The City On The Edge Of Forever").

In the TV series, »

- Michael Stevens

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George Clooney May Star in Soderbergh's The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

18 November 2010 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Long time collaborators George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh may reunite again in an adaptation of the popular 60's television show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Heat Vision first reported that Soderbergh's next project will be U.N.C.L.E. The movie adaptation has been in development hell since the 90's. The project has had a few directors attached before and was at one point aiming to be a comedy. With Soderbergh attached,it is not known which way the movie's direction might take. Most recently Max Borenstein rewrote a script by David Wilson. Soderbergh is looking to bring in Scott Z. Burns for more script doctoring. The two worked together on The Informant and the director’s upcoming medical thriller Contagion. U.N.C.L.E. aired on NBC from 1964-68, during a Cold War period that saw »

- Bryan Kritz

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George Clooney In Talks For 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

17 November 2010 8:24 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

George Clooney remained busy preparing for his political drama “The Ides of March” but found time to meet with longtime collaborator Steven Soderbergh to talk playing lead agent Napoleon Solo in Soderbergh’s planned big-screen adaptation of the TV classic "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." According to "The Hollywood Reporter," Soderbergh recently began talks with Warner Bros to direct the spy adventure with Scott Z. Burns coming on to write the script. David Dobkin who was originally attached to direct with a script by Max Borenstein, shifted to the role of producer on the film, reportedly to remain set in the ‘60s. »

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George Clooney In Talks For 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

17 November 2010 8:24 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

George Clooney remained busy preparing for his political drama “The Ides of March” but found time to meet with longtime collaborator Steven Soderbergh to talk playing lead agent Napoleon Solo in Soderbergh’s planned big-screen adaptation of the TV classic "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." According to "The Hollywood Reporter," Soderbergh recently began talks with Warner Bros to direct the spy adventure with Scott Z. Burns coming on to write the script. David Dobkin who was originally attached to direct with a script by Max Borenstein, shifted to the role of producer on the film, reportedly to remain set in the ‘60s. »

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Soderbergh To Direct Man From U.N.C.L.E. With Clooney?

17 November 2010 2:06 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Moviemaker Steven Soderbergh is in negotiations to take on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. TV franchise and turn it into a major new movie.

The Oscar winner has met with Warner Bros. executives about the adaptation, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Soderbergh's The Informant! screenwriter Scott Z. Burns is also onboard to pen a new script.

Meanwhile, online reports suggest the director's Ocean's Eleven star George Clooney is in talks to star in the film, potentially making it the pair's sixth movie collaboration.

The cult TV series ran from 1964 to 1968 and starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as top spies. »

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George Clooney May Star In Steven Soderbergh's The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

17 November 2010 12:23 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Just yesterday it was announced that Steven Soderbergh had entered early negotiations to direct The Man From U.N.C.L.E., an adaptation of the 1960s television spy series that has been floating in the ether for the past 5 months. Whats more, it was also revealed that Scott Z. Burns, who worked with the director on The Informant! and the upcoming Contagion, would also be coming on board to do a complete rewrite of the script. But if you think that Soderbergh is done recruiting his friends for the project you're dead wrong. The Playlist is reporting news from an unnamed source that George Clooney, star of six Soderbergh films in the last twelve years, has been in contact with the director about playing in the new film. The report also says that Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov has signed off on Soderberg's vision for the project, which would »

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George Clooney May Star in Steven Soderbergh’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

17 November 2010 11:48 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Less than 24 hours after news hit regarding Steven Soderbergh’s interest in directing an adaptation of the 1960’s spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the project might have already nabbed a lead…an A-list lead, at that. The Playlist is reporting that frequent Soderbergh collaborator George Clooney is in talks to star in the film.

Taking into account their Oceans trilogy, Clooney and Soderbergh have collaborated on six films together, including 1998’s Out of Sight, 2002’s Solaris, and 2006’s The Good German. As reported yesterday, the film is looking to be scripted by Scott Z. Burns, the writer behind Soderbergh’s The Informant and the upcoming Contagion.  Hit the jump for more info, as well as some of my thoughts.

If there’s a potential snaffu in regards to the project, it’d likely be in the scheduling. Soderbergh is currently set to shoot his Liberace biopic in the summer »

- Ben Brown

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Joel McHale hosting Spirit Awards; Steven Soderbergh says 'U.N.C.L.E.'

17 November 2010 11:05 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Your daily dose of bite-sized movie news includes Joel McHale going all indie, Steven Soderbergh taking on a classic TV show and a possible return trip to Oz.

Joel McHale has been tapped as host of the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards. The awards will take place on Feb. 26 in Santa Monica; nominees will be announced Nov. 30. [IFC]

Director Steven Soderbergh is in talks to direct an adaptation of the 1960s TV series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." for Warner Bros. The negotiations are in their early stages, but if they work out Soderbergh would reteam with writer Scott Z. Burns, who penned "The Informant!" and the upcoming thriller "Contagion." [Hollywood Reporter]

Speaking of remakes: Warner Bros. is also interested in a new version of "The Wizard of Oz" and is speaking with Robert Zemeckis about directing it. The new film would use the 1939 version's original script. [Deadline]

Emily Blunt may be joining Jason Segel in a "Five-Year Engagement. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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