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Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to direct a big screen adaptation of the sci-fi saga Age of Miracles for River Road Entertainment. The project is based on Karen Thompson Walker’s best-selling debut novel of the same name which revolves around a young girl who deals with coming of age while the world is seemingly coming to an end. At this moment – nothing about the possible cast, but what we do know is that Hardwicke will direct the whole thing from a script written by Seth Lochhead and as we said at the beginning, the movie will follow young girl named Julia and...
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An adaptation of the Karen Thompson Walker debut novel, the action is set amidst an advancing catastrophe after the Earth’s rotation mysteriously slows.
Against this event, the story is described as "a suspenseful and romantic snapshot of one young girl’s adolescence, a poignant family drama, and a heartrending glimpse into the everyday tragedies and triumphs that define what it is to be human in a world that might just be ending."
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- Garth Franklin
After kicking off the "Twilight" franchise and promptly being replaced by an array of different (and, it should be noted, male) directors, director Catherine Hardwicke has been somewhat adrift. She did a decidedly "Twilight"-ish take on "Red Riding Hood" for Warner Bros. before the fairy tale craze really bloomed and just completed a contemporary thriller called "Plush" that she co-wrote. But now she's headed back to the bestseller list, with an adaptation of Karen Thompson Walker's buzzy debut novel "The Age of Miracles" for River Road Entertainment. The adaptation was written by "Hanna" scribe Seth Lochhead and will be produced by River Road's founder Bill Pohlad. Published last summer, "The Age of Miracles" (which was named one of the best books of the year by BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and, most importantly, O: The Oprah Magazine) is an apocalyptic novel with an ingenious twist: it's told from the »
- Drew Taylor
Catherine Hardwicke is set to direct The Age of Miracles, a film based on Karen Thompson Walker's best-selling debut novel. Seth Lochhead (Hanna) has adapted the screenplay. River Road Entertainment's founder Bill Pohlad will produce.
Set amidst an advancing catastrophe after the Earth's rotation mysteriously slows, The Age of Miracles is a suspenseful and romantic snapshot of one young girl's adolescence, a poignant family drama, and a heartrending glimpse into the everyday tragedies and triumphs that define what it is to be human in a world that might just be ending.
Hardwicke recently completed production on Plush, a thriller she co-wrote with Arty Nelson. The film will star Emily Browning, Cam Gigandet, and Xavier Samuel. She is currently in production directing CBS' drama pilot, Reckless, from a script by Dana Stevens.
When director Gary Ross opted not to continue with the "Hunger Games" franchise--whether by asking for too much time or money or both-- no one sent his face around the web with bold-lettered "fired!" or with a big red X over it. But when Summit moved on from Catherine Hardwicke after the successful launch of the "Twilight" franchise, she was treated as someone who had been unceremoniously dumped. Then the talented production designer-turned-director director of "thirteen" and "Lords of Dogtown" followed her "Twilight" triumph--remember, she's the one who set the tone for the entire series and arguably directed the most successful one by casting Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart--with the-rushed, ill-conceived "Red Riding Hood." (I interviewed her here.) In need of the right opportunity to hit another one out of the park, Hardwicke is set to direct the romantic dystopian thriller, "The Age of Miracles," based on Karen Thompson Walker’s bestselling debut novel. »
- Anne Thompson
River Road Entertainment’s adaptation of Karen Thompson Walker’s best-selling debut novel The Age of Miracles has reached a deal with Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke to helm the project. The film revolves around a girl’s coming of age during a time when the world is about to come to an end. Seth Lochhead (Hanna) has written the screenplay for the film being produced by River Road Entertainment’s founder Bill Pohland. Harwicke is fresh off production from her latest project, Plush, a thriller starring Emily Browning and Cam Gigandet. Hit the jump to read the synopsis and full press release for The Age of Miracles. Here’s the press release and synopsis for The Age of Miracles: Catherine Hardwicke Signs On To Directriver Road’S The Age Of Miracles Los Angeles, CA (April 3, 2013) – Catherine Hardwicke is set to direct The Age Of Miracles, a film based on Karen Thompson Walker »
- Elena Butler
"Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke has had no shortage of work since putting together the "Saga" starter five years ago, and it looks like the lady lovingly dubbed "Chatty Cathy" by the Twi-community isn't slowing down just yet. Per Deadline, Hardwicke has today been picked by River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad to direct the book-to-screen adaptation of Karen Thompson Walker's best-selling disaster novel "The Age of Miracles." First released last summer, the book follows a young girl named Julia and her family as the world begins to slow, literally. The script for "Miracles" was adapted by Seth Lochhead of "Hanna" acclaim. The book's harrowing trailer is attached for reference. On a seemin . »
Catherine Hardwicke, who tapped into the world of a lovelorn teenage to great profits with "Twilight," will once again oversee the story of a young girl's coming of age with "The Age of Miracles." The film, an adaptation of Karen Thompson Walker's bestselling debut novel, centers on an 11-year-old girl growing up in California who finds, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow, potentially spelling doom for the planet. Seth Lochhead ("Hanna") has adapted the screenplay. River Road Entertainment's founder Bill »
- Brent Lang
Exclusive: River Road Entertainment‘s Bill Pohlad has set Catherine Hardwicke to helm The Age Of Miracles, an adaptation of the Karen Thompson Walker bestselling debut novel. Seth Lochhead (Hanna) has adapted the screenplay and Pohlad will produce. Set amidst an advancing catastrophe after the Earth’s rotation mysteriously slows, The Age Of Miracles is a suspenseful and romantic snapshot of one young girl’s adolescence, a poignant family drama, and a heartrending glimpse into the everyday tragedies and triumphs that define what it is to be human in a world that might just be ending. Hardwicke, who helmed the first Twilight pic, just wrapped Plush, a thriller she co-wrote with Arty Nelson. The film will star Emily Browning, Cam Gigandet, and Xavier Samuels. She is directing CBS’ drama pilot Reckless, from a script by Dana Stevens. River Road’s Christa Zofcin negotiated the deal with Hardwicke’s reps at Manage-ment and CAA. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Catherine Hardwicke is set to direct The Age of Miracles , a film based on Karen Thompson Walker.s best-selling debut novel. Seth Lochhead ( Hanna ) has adapted the screenplay. River Road Entertainment.s founder Bill Pohlad will produce. Set amidst an advancing catastrophe after the Earth.s rotation mysteriously slows, The Age of Miracles is a suspenseful and romantic snapshot of one young girl.s adolescence, a poignant family drama, and a heartrending glimpse into the everyday tragedies and triumphs that define what it is to be human in a world that might just be ending. Hardwicke recently completed production on Plush , a thriller she co-wrote with Arty Nelson. The film will star Emily Browning, Cam Gigandet, and Xavier Samuels. She is currently in production directing »
One minor classic, a worthwhile flick that arrived pre-Spielberg & Lucas blockbuster territory, is certainly the 1970 sci-fi film Colossus: The Forbin Project. This little sweethart is now seeing new life with a new screenwriter. Ed Solomon (Men in Black) set to rewrite the script of Colossus, which has Will Smith attached to headline. This means that Solomon will once again team on a Smith-starrer. Based on a book by D.F. Jones, the original film was the forerunner to the Terminator flicks and presents an all too believable depiction of the rise of the machines. The U.S. and U.S.S.R. put their defensive networks into the... Related posts: Shadow Of Colossus to be Penned by Hanna’s Seth Lochhead; Josh Trank Attached to Direct Will Smith in The Legend of Cain 14 New Solomon Kane Photos Will Smith To Star In “Flowers For Algernon” Remake? Will Smith and Jay-z Make »
- Nick Martin
Following the news that a Call of Duty movie adaptation had been canceled due to fearing the fan reaction, a cult classic game has gained new ground in Hollywood. Though fans of the Playstation 2 game Shadow of the Colossus are less in number, their fervor can be just as large if the forthcoming film pulls a Bloodrayne. Nontheless, Seth Lochhead, co-writer of Hanna, has been attached to pen the script of the large-scale adaptation. »
- Joe Harris
When word came out early last summer that Sony was going ahead with an adaptation of the video game “Shadow of the Colossus,” it was perplexing to say the least. Many wondered just how they would go about pulling it off. Now THR reports that Seth Lochhead, who co-wrote the Joe Wright film “Hanna,” will be working on the script. “Chronicle” director Josh Trank is still attached to direct. Sony has been trying to get this off the ground for the past few years, and it finally looks like things are picking up. That said, considering Trank already has a spring 2015 release date set for his "Fantastic Four" reboot, one can only imagine that 'Colossus' is still a bit of a way off. For those who are unfamiliar with the game, "Shadow of the Colossus" follows a young man named Wander who has to slay sixteen massive creatures in order »
- Ken Guidry
What is Movie News After Dark? It’s back in the saddle again, bringing you plenty of movie news and notes from around the web. Can’t get enough of the world of the moving picture? Let this nightly diversion be your guide. Red 2: Plaid Boogaloo - This has been hanging around a while, but there is now a plaid-filled official first look at Red 2, the follow-up to the Bruce Willis, John Malkovich-led “old guy spies” movie based on a comic by Warren Ellis. The first was a fun pic, full of Helen Mirren in an evening gown shooting a 50-caliber machine gun. If the second has any of that, we’ll be in good shape. 3D is dead – This is the most striking headline from the early CES 2013 coverage over at The Verge. According to their report, gone is the home entertainment tech world’s commitment to wearing glasses, in »
- Neil Miller
We’ve got news concerning two upcoming adaptations to share this evening. First up, Variety reports that Chernin Entertainment has set Kealan O’Rourke to write and direct an adaptation of the young adult novel The Houdini Box. Written by Hugo Cabret author Brian Selznick, the story centers on a young boy who idolizes the titular magician, meets him by chance, and then receives an invitation to go to Houdini’s house where he learns that the magician has recently died and left the young boy a mysterious box. O'Rourke's experience is primarily with short films, but he’s currently developing his short The Boy in the Bubble as an animated feature and is set to write and direct an animated adaptation of the graphic novel Bolivar. No word on how soon Houdini Box will come to fruition, but it’s one of a few Houdini-centered projects in development at the moment. »
- Adam Chitwood
Josh Trank is attached to direct the project and is onboard since May 2012, after getting into spotlight because of his hit sci-fi ‘home-made’ flick, Chronicle. He will also oversee the writing of the script. Justin Marks wrote an early draft of the script when the project was initially set up, back in 2009.
The game’s story follows a young man named Wander, who, riding his stallion Argo, travels a world defeating 16 colossal beings in order to resurrect a girl named Mono.
Lochhead has The Governess, a top secret project being produced by Michael Bay, set up at Warner Bros. and has written an adaptation of sci-fi novel The Age of Miracles for Bill Pohlad’s River Road Entertainment.
Hanna was »
- Vesna Sunrider
Looks like former “Chronicle” director Josh Trank’s “Shadow of the Colossus”, his upcoming live-action adaptation of the Playstation 2 videogame of the same name, is moving along, with news that the production has hired a writer. Seth Lochhead, who co-scripted the Joe Wright spy/actioner “Hanna”, has boarded “Shadow”. He will be working with Trank on the script and will rewrite an original draft by Justin Marks, who at one point in time, was the go-to guy for just about every geek project percolating in Hollywood. (Marks is also the man who gave us the award-winning “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li”. Here’s hoping Trank and Lochhead doesn’t ruin Marks’ genius script.) I have no idea what “Shadow of the Colossus” is all about, but according to THR, the game revolves around a character name Wander, “who, riding his trusty steed Argo, travels a world defeating 16 colossal beings »
Based solely on "Hanna," the offbeat, fairy tale-infused teen assassin movie from 2011, it's hard to get a bead on what Lochhead will be bringing to "Shadow of the Colossus," or indeed what Sony is looking for from him here. While "Hanna's" very deliberate Grimm hitgirl story could be a little on the nose at time, it was certainly a clever reworking of the "genetically-engineered-assassin-seeks-answers" plot. How much of that comes down to director Joe Wright remains to be seen (not a knock against Lochhead, but a lot of "Hanna" was about its style and execution).
- Charles Webb
Sony Pictures has hired writer Seth Lochhead to pen their upcoming adaption of the hit video game Shadow of the Colossus.
The PS2 exclusive was a fantasy adventure centered on a young man named Wander, who was tasked with defeating sixteen massive colossi in order to save a girl named Mono, and restore peace and order to his kingdom.
No production schedule has been released for the project. »
Hanna screenwriter Seth Lochhead has been hired to write the big screen adaptation of Sony Pictures' Shadow of the Colossus for Chronicle director Josh Trank. The first draft of the script was written by Justin Marks back in 2009, and Trank will oversee the screenplay re-write.
This movie has the potential to be epically huge, and I can't wait to see how it turns out. I loved playing the video game that the movie is based on, and I hope these guys can pull some crazy cool awesomeness while turning it into a feature film. Here's a run down of the story for those of you not familiar with it...
The protagonist is a young man who thinks his lover has died. Desperate to bring her back, he heads into a forbidden land, and summons a demon who can wake the dead. The price for bringing back his girl: slay 16 colossi that dominate this mystical place. »
- Joey Paur
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