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12 items from 2012


21 Jump Street Directing Duo To Conjure Carter Beats The Devil

5 June 2012 7:01 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

21 Jump Street is one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2012 film landscape so far. Much of the film's success should be attributed to its directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who seamlessly made the transition from animation with Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs into live action. The co-directors are hard at work on a Lego movie as we speak, but The Hollywood Reporter says they've got another project brewing as well.

The duo is now in talks to direct Carter Beats The Devil, another in a long line of magician movies put in development over the past few years. But this project has been in development hell for a while now, and big names like Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp were once linked to the starring role before it sputtered out and fell by the wayside. Now, with the juice from 21 Jump Street, Lord and Miller are looking »

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21 Jump Street’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Direct Carter Beats The Devil

4 June 2012 10:37 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller became red hot properties after the successful launch of Sony's comedy reboot of 21 Jump Street, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as two rookie cops who go undercover at a high school to break up a drug ring. Sony signed Hill and Tatum to begin work on a sequel as well as the film's co-writer Michael Bacall to begin work on a script for the follow-up movie. Lord and Miller also continued to be busy post-21 Jump Street with The Hollywood Reporter confirming that the co-directors began talks to direct the period adventure Carter Beats the Devil, based on Glen David Gold’s 2001 novel about a 1920s magician who has to clear his name after he’s accused of murdering President Warren G. Harding in one of his magic acts. »

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21 Jump Street’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Direct Carter Beats The Devil

4 June 2012 10:37 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller became red hot properties after the successful launch of Sony's comedy reboot of 21 Jump Street, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as two rookie cops who go undercover at a high school to break up a drug ring. Sony signed Hill and Tatum to begin work on a sequel as well as the film's co-writer Michael Bacall to begin work on a script for the follow-up movie. Lord and Miller also continued to be busy post-21 Jump Street with The Hollywood Reporter confirming that the co-directors began talks to direct the period adventure Carter Beats the Devil, based on Glen David Gold’s 2001 novel about a 1920s magician who has to clear his name after he’s accused of murdering President Warren G. Harding in one of his magic acts. »

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Carter Beats the Devil Lands Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller

4 June 2012 10:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks to direct Carter Beats the Devil for Warner Bros. We first reported on this project back in June 2010, when the studio picked up the Glen David Gold novel.

The story is based on a real-life magician named Carter the Great, a popular illusionist in the 1920s. The plot revolves around Carter performing a trick for President Warren G. Harding, but when the Commander-in-Chief is found dead, the magician must go on the run to clear his name. The story also features real-life figures such as TV inventor Philo T. Farnsworth, Harry Houdini, and The Marx Brothers. The novel was originally set up at Paramount back in 2002, when Tom Cruise was attached to play the title character.

Michael Gilio adapted the novel, with Jonathan Shestack producing. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are coming off their successful live-action directorial debut 21 Jump Street, »

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21 Jump Street Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller in Talks to Helm Carter Beats The Devil

4 June 2012 9:51 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Glen David Gold's hit novel Carter Beats the Devil has been churning through development hell since it was optioned back in 2002.  The story takes place in the 1920s and centers on Carter the Illusionist, who stages a sawed-in-half trick on President Warren G. Harding, only to be forced on the lam after Harding mysteriously dies shortly after.  The plot features other historical figures, including Harry Houdini, BMW founder Max Friz, and television pioneer Philo Farnsworth. There seemed to be a flicker of life last summer when Warner Bros. was looking to revive the project by getting Johnny Depp to star, but he chose to pass.  However, THR reports that WB hasn't given up on the project, and now 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks to take on the adaptation.  Hit the jump for more. According to THR, Warner Bros. sees the adaptation as a »

- Matt Goldberg

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'21 Jump Street' Helmers Phil Lord & Chris Miller Lining Up Magician Thriller 'Carter Beats The Devil'

4 June 2012 8:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are starting to look like something like miracle workers. Until a few years ago, the duo were known (if they were known at all) for their work on short-lived MTV animation "Clone High," but made their directing debut three years back with the 3D CGI animated "Cloudy With Chance Of Meatballs." It wasn't anticipated by many -- a picture-book adaptation about food raining from the skies? Yeah, right. But those who did see it were delighted by a consistently hilarious and surprising film with a lot of heart, and it landed the directors firmly on the map. And then earlier this year, they repeated the trick, taking another piece of unpromising material, a reboot of '80s TV series "21 Jump Street," and turning it into a consistently hilarious and surprising film with a lot of heart. We've seen them do wonders with stuff that doesn't look like much, »

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21 Jump Street Directors May Work Magic For Carter Beats The Devil

4 June 2012 8:27 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller already had one hit behind them, the surprisingly hilarious animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, but it was only after this spring's 21 Jump Street that the former Clone High writers really seemed to be hitting the big time. Not only did they prove they could direct live action, but they helped introduce the world to Channing Tatum's hilarious side, and turned in a box office hit that's made $136 million domestically. They'll be heading back to animation for their next film, a movie based on Legos at Warner Bros., but now it looks they'll be heading to an even higher profile live-action film once that one's done. THR reports that Miller and Lord are in talks to direct Carter Beats the Devil, an adaptation of Glen David Gold's novel of the same name that's been in development for about a decade. »

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"21 Jump St" Helmers To "Beat the Devil"

4 June 2012 7:45 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Coming off two success stories with "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" and "21 Jump Street", filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are hoping to make it a hat trick with one of their next projects - the historical mystery tale "Carter Beats the Devil" at Warner Bros. Pictures says Heat Vision.

The duo are reportedly in talks to direct the project based on the 2001 novel by Glen David Gold which Hollywood has been trying to adapt for a decade.

Set in the 1920s, the story centers on Charles Carter, a real-life stage magician who performs a trick involving then-President Warren G. Harding. When the president is later found dead, Carter is forced to go on the run and clear his name.

Various other key historical figures from Harry Houdini to the Marx Brothers fit into the story. Jon Shestack is producing from a script by Michael Gilio. Lord and Miller »

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Warner Bros. Want Phil Lord and Chris Miller to ‘Beat the Devil’

4 June 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since its publication in 2001, Glen David Gold‘s Carter Beats the Devil has been on Hollywood’s agenda — which isn’t to say that it’s actually got anywhere in those eleven years, though. The most famous attempt at adaptation would involve one Tom Cruise, who, under Paramount, would’ve produced and starred in the period piece about magic, Warren G. Harding (America’s worst President), and a murder conspiracy that mixes both with what most describe as wit, verve, and flavor. It sounds like a book that could make a great film, and it might finally be in motion.

It’s been almost a year since Warner Bros. snatched up rights, and THR says they’ve finally set their sights on someone(s): Phil Lord and Chris Miller, those behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and, most recently, the hilarious 21 Jump Street. The various parties are only »

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21 Jump Street Directors Eyeing Carter Beats the Devil

4 June 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Heat Vision is reporting that 21 Jump Street and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks with Warner Bros. Pictures to direct Carter Beats the Devil . The film will be based on author Glen David Gold's novel, "Carter Beats the Devil," which is described as follows: America in the 1920s was a nation obsessed with magic. Not just the kind performed in theaters and on stages across the country, but the magic of technology, science, and prosperity. Enter Charles Carter -- a.k.a. Carter the Great -- a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeds even that of the great Houdini. Fueled by a passion for magic born of desperation and loneliness, Carter has become a legend in his own time. Carter the Great's »

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From Jump St To Carter Beats The Devil?

3 June 2012 9:52 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though Glen David Gold’s novel Carter Beats The Devil was quickly snatched up for film adaptation upon publication in 2001, it has since lingered in the netherworld of development, unable to cross over into the land of production. Now, 21 Jump Street co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks to try to shepherd it to our screens.Gold’s book, which blended real historical fact with fiction long before Seth Grahame-Smith dabbled with zombies, vampire hunters and wise men, was a big hit when it arrived. The story follows real-life stage magician Charles Carter in the 1920s. But it weaves a fabricated tale around him, involving President Warren G Harding (who turns up dead, sparking a murder mystery) and other real figures, including Harry Houdini and the Marx Brothers.Right now, Lord and Miller are still in the early stages of figuring out whether they’ll get involved, which »

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'21 Jump Street' Directors in Talks for 'Carter Beats the Devil' (Exclusive)

3 June 2012 11:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are trying to help Carter Beats the Devil finally emerge from development hell. The once-high flying project, based on the historical mystery novel revolving around magician Charles Carter written by Glen David Gold, has mesmerized Hollywood since it was published in 2001. But despite several big-name efforts to adapt it for the screen, the project has languished. Exclusive Photos: Behind the Scenes of '21 Jump Street' Now, however, Lord and Miller are in talks to come aboard to direct the movie, which has been set up at Warners Bros.

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