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Exclusive: Oz The Great And Powerful’s Roth Films has partnered with Jane Startz Productions to acquired movie rights to The School For Good And Evil, the first title in a novel trilogy by Soman Chainani that will be published in the U.S. by HarperCollins on May 14 and in the U.K. on June 6. The trilogy tells the story of ordinary boys and girls who are kidnapped from their homes and sent to The School for Good and Evil, where they are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains, princesses and witches. The protagonist is Sophie, a beauty who is dumped into the School for Evil while her homely best friend Agatha is taken to the School for Good. Both girls find their fortunes reversed and are forced to confront the truth about their unexpected destinies. Chainani and Hook scribe Malia Scotch Marmo are attached to write the screenplay. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Benjamin Walker is currently in early talks to join Chris Hemsworth in Warner Bros. Pictures' In the Heart of the Sea. Ron Howard directs the film based on the event that took place in 1820 where a whaling ship became the target of a sperm whale, leaving the crew stranded at sea for over 3 months, thousands of miles away from their home. Brian Grazer and Joe Roth produce alongside Paula Weinstein and Palak Patel. Hemsworth, who's up next in Thor: The Dark World, is super-busy of course, and Warner Bros. has been trying to get this off the ground in September to fit into the actor's schedule. Variety reports (via Deadline) that others considered »
Ron Howard will helm the pic. Deadline Hollywood broke the news.
Story is based on the 1820 event about a whaling ship that is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days more than a thousand miles from home.
Warners has been working fast to get the film off the ground this September in order to meet Hemsworth’s busy schedule. Besides Walker, other actors that were considered include Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Huddleston and Henry Cavill.
The Wme and Inspire Entertainment-repped Walker was last seen in Fox’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” »
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Warner Bros is in talks with Benjamin Walker, who played the prexy in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, to join Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland in In The Heart Of The Sea, the Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the Nathaniel Philbrick book about the whale attack on the Essex which became the basis for Melville’s Moby Dick. Brian Grazer is producing with Joe Roth, Paula Weinstein and William Ward, with Palak Patel exec producing. Warner Bros is making the film with Village Roadshow Pictures. Walker is in talks to play George Pollard, the arrogant privileged son of a whaling family who attempts to use his family name to gain captaincy, and who butts heads with shipmate Chase (Hemsworth), who knows the job and the sea much better. Pollard’s rep is ruined because of a mishap with another ship and he is relegated to night watchmen duty for the rest of his life. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
FX has bought a drama pitch from L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy and producers Joe Roth and Clark Peterson. Based on Ellroy’s 2012 novella Shakedown, the project is set in the tabloid world and underbelly of Los Angeles circa the late 1950s and centers on the city’s top informant/operator/wire tapper/fixer, Fred Otash, who lives and works where the glamour and the grime intersect. A fictionalized version of legendary Hollywood vice cop-turned-private eye Otash, who exposed the sins of the rich and famous in the 1950s magazine Confidential, also appeared in Ellroy’s novels The Cold Six Thousand and Blood’s a Rover. Ellroy, repped by CAA and manager Joel Gotler, is writing Shakedown and will executive produce the series with Roth, Peterson, Steven Hoban and Palak Patel for FX Prods. This marks a return to FX for Ellroy, who developed cop drama Throwdown Gun at the network two years ago. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The story is set in a world where a rare set of people known as "brilliants" are born with amazing abilities. The plot follows one of these gifted men, a government agent with an extraordinary knack for hunting, who tries to track down a terrorist armed with his own special abilities.
Marcus Sakey wrote the novel, the first in a planned trilogy, which will be published this August. Joe Roth and Palak Patel (Oz: The Great and Powerful) are producing, although no production schedule was given.
David Koepp has long been one of Hollywood's most in-demand screenwriters, with blockbusters such as Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, and Spider-Man under his belt. He most recently wrote the screenplays for Premium Rush and the upcoming Jack Ryan reboot.
Brilliance is »
New Delhi, March 26: Hollywood film "Million Dollar Arm", about two Indians who get to play baseball in the Us thanks to agent J.B. Bernstein's unconventional recruitment strategy to lure talented cricket players, will be shot in three Indian cities.
"We'll be shooting in Mumbai, Agra and Delhi. Very exciting," Palak Patel, the movie's executive producer, told Ians in an email interview from Los Angeles.
Patel, who is originally from Ahmedabad, said he would visit the country in April to film the Disney movie based on the real-life story.
- Abhijeet Sen
Legendary Pictures is getting into the lucrative superhero franchise biz with Marcus Sakey’s upcoming book “Brilliance”. Yes, it’s a book about superheroes that isn’t based on a comic book or, as Hollywood trades like to call it, “graphic novels”. The book won’t even be released yet, but Legendary has already snapped up the movie rights, with Joe Roth and Palak Patel attached to produce. So what’s it all about? Think “The X-Men” cross with “24″: In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has »
He will team with Legendary Pictures on the film based on the forthcoming sci-fi novel by Marcus Sakey, reports Deadline.
The tale is set in an alternate present day in which X-Men-like superpowers manifest in the 1% of the population called 'brilliants'.
It centres around a veteran federal agent who must foil the plot of a 'brilliant' terrorist.
Sakey's previous novel The Blade Itself was optioned by Ben Affleck in 2008. »
Ready for some mutant action not related to X-Men? Deadline is reporting that Legendary Pictures has picked up the rights to the novel "Brilliance" by Marcus Sakey. Sakey has also written other books such as "The Blade Itself" and "Good People." Joe Roth and Palak Patel (Oz The Great And Powerful) from Roth Films are on board to produce the film. The book: Focuses on an alternate present-day scenario where 1% of children are born savants with special powers. »
- Jesse Giroux
Legendary Pictures has picked up rights to Marcus Sakey's upcoming sci-fi novel titled Brilliance. The book is scheduled to hit shelves this July.
The sci-fi tale is set in an alternate present day environment, where one percent of newborns, called Brilliants, have super human powers. The story centers on a federal agent, who utilizes his special ability to become a hunter of terrorists and prevents a savant enemy's attempt to provoke a civil war.
No production schedule has been released.
Brilliance is in development . »
Legendary Pictures has bought Marcus Sakey’s novel Brilliance, about children who are born savants with special powers. (Think X-Men!)
In the book, the special children are called “brilliants.” They are capable of exceptional things, both good and bad. The focus is on one skilled federal agent who tries to become a master hunter of terrorists. He attempts to pursue another brilliant who uses his powers to start a civil war.
Here’s a more detailed synopsis:
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. »
- Laura Frances
Update, 6:03 Pm: Legendary has confirmed Deadline’s scoop that it bought the Marcus Sakey novel Brilliance. In addition, it has attached Oz The Great And Powerful’s Joe Roth and Palak Patel to be the film’s producers. Alex Hedlund will oversee it for Legendary. Previous Exclusive, 5:06 Pm: Legendary Pictures is in negotiations to acquire Brilliance, a book by Marcus Sakey that some are likening to X-Men. The author, who wrote The Blade Itself and Good People, here focuses on an alternate present-day scenario where 1% of children are born savants with special powers. Called “brilliants,” they are capable of exceptional things. A federal agent, who uses his skills to become a master hunter of terrorists, pursues a savant terrorist who intends to provoke civil war. The book will be published in July by Thomas & Mercer/Amazon Books. Earlier today, Fox, the home studio for X-Men, seemed to be in the driver’s seat, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
With Oz The Great And Powerful doing plenty of business at the box office, producer Joe Roth is staying on the hunt for other ideas to turn into movies. He’s now partnered with Legendary Pictures to scoop up Marcus Sakey’s new novel Brilliance.The book is an X-Men style fable of a world where one per cent of children are born as savants with special powers. Called “brilliants,” many of them have gone on to do incredible things.But, naturally, there are a few bad seeds, including one who has turned his powers to terrorism. Our hero is a federal agent, and another of the brilliants, who is using his skills to hunt down rogue members of his society. The novel hits bookshelves in July, and was the subject of a bidding war that came down to Fox and Legendary. The latter nabbed it and attached Roth and »
Disney also announced that Mayor Michael McGinn proclaimed Thursday as “Oz The Great and Powerful” Day in the city of Seattle, Wash., in honor of Disney’s fantastical adventure opening in theaters across the U.S. tomorrow, March 8.
Since the 1980s, Seattle, Washington, has often been referred to as the “Emerald City” because of the lush evergreen forests of the area and the more than 6,000 acres of beautiful parklands within the city limits. The name “Emerald City” came into the public’s consciousness through the works of L. Frank Baum, whose 14 books, set in the imaginary Land of Oz, »
- Michelle McCue
Director Sam Raimi, James Franco, Michelle Williams, and Mila Kunis were all in attendance on February 27th at the Oktyabr Multiplex in Moscow. Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, »
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We’re less than a month away from the release of Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful, coming from Disney on March 8. Can James Franco make us forget Frank Morgan’s indelible performance as the Wizard in 1939′s classic MGM musical version of L. Frank Baum’s immortal novel? No one is sure yet but the trailers look cool and here’s a just-released clip for you to sample.
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Disney’s fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis »
- Robert Greenberger
Watch the new costume and make-up featurette for the magical Oz The Great And Powerful - In theaters March 8th.
Tomorrow the “Journey to Oz Balloon Tour” app will go live on the official Facebook page for the film (facebook.com/OzTheGreatAndPowerful). Starting then, fans will have the opportunity to unlock screenings in cities near them. Users will vote by Tweeting with a custom hashtag for their city (e.g.#DisneyOzSeattle) or by sharing on Facebook.
Oz The Great And Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda »
- Michelle McCue
Disney announced today the launch of the “Journey to Oz Balloon Tour,” sponsored by leading multichannel retailer Hsn and IMAX Corporation, in support of its upcoming fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” opening in U.S. theaters and IMAX® on March 8, 2013. The colorful, “Oz The Great and Powerful”– emblazoned hot-air balloon began its tour this morning from the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, Calif.
Stops for the “Journey to Oz Balloon Tour” to date include:
“Oz The Great and Powerful” premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood (February 13) Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. (February 17) Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (February 20) Central Park in New York City (March 5 & 6)
On February 15, the “Journey to Oz Balloon Tour” app will go live on the official Facebook page for the film (facebook.com/OzTheGreatAndPowerful). Starting then, fans will have the opportunity to unlock screenings in cities near them. Users »
- Michelle McCue
James Franco, star of the Disney fantastical adventure Oz The Great And Powerful, which is scheduled for release on March 8, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 55th running of the Daytona 500 Nascar Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Daytona International Speedway. The race is scheduled for 1 p.m. Et on Fox and will also be broadcasted on Fox Deportes, Mrn Radio and Sirius Xm Satellite Radio.
Franco will give the starting command, “Drivers start your engines,” in “The Great American Race.” He’ll also be introduced at the driver’s meeting, participate in pre-race ceremonies and ride in one of the Grand Marshal cars during the pace laps prior to the green flag of the 200-lap, 500-mile race.
“We’re excited to welcome James Franco and have him take part in the pre-race festivities for the Daytona 500,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “In front »
- Michelle McCue
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