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Empire reports the story follows soldiers fighting aliens called Taurans who are attacking human colonies.
Sent through wormholes for fights, the soldiers return to find decades or hundreds of years passed on Earth and societies and countries changed, having only been away for weeks.
Ridley Scott has long wanted to produce the project, which had been stuck in development hell at 20th Century Fox for years.
Lionsgate is reportedly readying a remake of the cult 1997 Canadian sci-fi film Cube.
Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) is on-board as one of the producers, with director Saman Kesh, whose short Controller has turned some heads in Hollywood, set to make his feature debut with the film, which will be entitled Cubed. Philip Gawthorne, who has cut his teeth on British shows such as Eastenders and Holby City, is set to pen the screenplay.
The original film, directed by Vincenzo Natali, sees seven complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.
- Scott J. Davis
But many failed attempts later, Warner will now attempt to resuscitate the project, with Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher) attached to star and Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange) set to try his luck at scripting in what the studio is hoping could prove to be a new franchise.
- Scott J. Davis
X-Men: Apocalypse: Director Bryan Singer shared the first on-set photo of new X-Men: Apocalypse stars Lana Condor and Sophie Turner (TV's Game of Thrones). The two young actresses have been cast as mutant heroines Jubilee and Jean Grey, respectively, in the movie that is set in 1983 (which explains their outfits). It's scheduled for release on May 27, 2016. [Vulture] The Forever War: Channing Tatum is attached to star in The Forever War, an adaptation of Joe Haldeman's "phenomenal" science fiction novel, first published in 1974. The book "blends a sort of time travel with the emotional trauma war inflicts on soldiers," as our own Peter Hall noted back in 2012, when Ridley Scott was still trying to make the movie. Jon Spaihts...
- Peter Martin
It looks like Hollywood may be running out of well-known titles from the past to remake, because now they're reaching into the late 90s for a cult sci-fi horror film for inspiration. THR reports Lionsgate is developing a remake of the 1997 flick Cube. The film is being described as a reimagining of the original film and is going by the title Cubed this time. The first film came from Splice director Vincenzo Natali, but this time it will be up and coming director Saman Kesh behind the camera to update the project for audiences 18 years later. In addition, Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts is on board to produce with Roy Lee. Read on! If you want to get acquainted with Saman Kesh, here's his acclaimed short Controller: The new film will use the same premise as the original film with seven strangers finding themselves trapped in a giant cube structure. »
- Ethan Anderton
This week saw a number of sad losses in the entertainment industry. The singers of both “Louie Louie” and “Stand by Me” passed away this week, as well as Oscar-nominated screenwriter Don Mankiewicz, who was nominated for I Want to Live! Mankiewicz was the son of Herman J. Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane) and the nephew of Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve), and the father of John Mankiewicz (House of Cards). He was 93.
But perhaps most shocking was the loss of cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, who died suddenly this week at just 59 years old. Lesnie won an Oscar for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and he subsequently filmed all five of the remaining Lotr films and Peter Jackson’s King Kong and The Lovely Bones. Some of his more interesting credits are his work on Babe and Babe: Pig in the City. Lesnie’s last film however »
- Brian Welk
It contained 17,576 rooms filled with life-ending obstacles. The titular object in Vincenzo Natali's 1997 thriller, Cube, foreshadowed the psychological and physical torment of the Saw traps to come. If you were unlucky enough to wake up inside it, you were going to have one hell of a time trying to get out. Lionsgate, however, is willingly returning to the cube's confines. The studio is moving forward on a remake of the original film, with a director, writer, and pair of producers already in place.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saman Kesh is lined up for the director's chair on the Cube remake, which is titled Cubed. Kesh, who helmed the impressive sci-fi short, Controller, will work from a screenplay by Philip Gawthorne (based on a story angle by Kesh). Roy Lee and Jon Spaihts are producing the project, with Vertigo's Adam Stone overseeing it.
"Using the original setup of seven »
- Derek Anderson
While we wait to see if Channing Tatum really ends up starring in a spin-off of the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot with Chris Pratt, the 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike star has become attached to another project, and this one has been gestating for awhile too. The Wrap reports Tatum is attached to lead a big screen adaptation of Joe Haldeman's classic sci-fi novel The Forever War, a project that was picked up by Ridley Scott a few years ago. However, the rights have lapsed, and that's put Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures in a bidding war to pick up the project that has a script from Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts. For those who don't know, the story follows a soldier who battles an enemy known as Taurans in deep space. As he rises in the military ranks and travels around the universe doing his job, he slows down the aging process. »
- Ethan Anderton
Nowadays if you say the word “Cube” people think of the lacklustre game show hosted by Phillip Schofield. Viewers with long memories however may remember Cube, a sci-fi horror movie with a neat central concept from the late Nineties.
It followed seven strangers trying to escape a booby-trapped futuristic prison, predating the likes of Saw, and made an impression due to its imagination in the face of a low budget. Vincenzo Natali was the writer/director of the Canadian effort.
Saman Kesh is reportedly to create a reboot of the film, alongside producers Roy Lee and Jon Spaihts. Whilst Kesh’s name may not ring any bells, Lee produced The Lego Movie and Spaihts wrote Prometheus, though it’s not known whether he’ll be on scripting duties also.
UK TV watchers may be interested to know the Horror Channel is airing Cube, if you want to get an idea »
- Steve Palace
Vincenzo Natali’s feature debut, the cult sci-fi horror mind bender Cube is getting the remake treatment at Lionsgate. Writer Jon Spaihts (the original Prometheus draft, the upcoming Passengers, Doctor Strange and The Mummy) is producing alongside Roy Lee, while up-and-coming filmmaker Saman Kesh (Controller) will direct. THR reports the reimagining will “use the original setup of seven strangers trapped in a…
The post Lionsgate Remaking Cube as Cubed appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Phil Gawthorne is writing the script for “Cubed,” based on Kesh’s vision. The original “Cube,” directed by Vincenzo Natali, was set in a gigantic structure with over 17,000 rooms in which the main characters were trapped.
Kesh is repped by UTA, Angelina Chen at Energy and attorney Patti Felker.
The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
- Dave McNary
Lionsgate is putting together a remake of Vincenzo Natali's 1997 sci-fi horror film, Cube, under the working title Cubed. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) and Roy Lee (Rings, Bates Motel) will produce, with newcomer Saman Kesh set to reimagine Natali's film and direct. Kesh is best known for his short film Controller, which recently caught the eye of studio execs. Per THR, Cubed will build on the set up of the original film and is described as "a sci-fi survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new 'digital' race." Natali's film followed a group of strangers who awake in a, well, cube to find that the room is rigged with a deadly trap. Each wall contains a hatch that leads to other cubes, differentiated only by the color of the walls, where yet more traps lie in wait to kill them. Some traps triggered by weight, some by motion, »
- Haleigh Foutch
Hollywood isn't done with the cult remakes just yet - Cube is getting reimagined for a 21st century audience.
Lionsgate is working on an update of the 1997 sci-fi film which features seven strangers stuck in a cube-like structure.
Controller's Saman Kesh is attached to direct Cubed, with Phil Gawthorne writing a script based on Kesh's original.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cubed will be a survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new 'digital' race.
Vincenzo Natali directed the original movie. Watch the trailer below: »
It would appear that Channing Tatum has added yet another project to his ever-growing upcoming slate, and it sounds as though plenty of studios want to join up with him for it. Tatum is now attached to star in an adaptation of author Joe Haldeman.s sci-fi novel The Forever War, and with development well under-way, both Warner Bros. and Sony are eagerly hoping to be in business with it. Tatum is now set to star in the could-be blockbuster, which is currently being scribed by Prometheus and Doctor Strange screenwriter Jon Spaihts. With this esteemed duo already involved it.s safe to say that The Forever War has got off to a pretty good start, and an A-list director is almost certainly going to join the pair on the project. However The Forever War.s reputation was already pretty stellar as it.s widely regarded as one of the »
Vincenzo Natali helmed the original 1997 Canadian indie sci-fi thriller in which five people wake up in a strange cubed room. There are hatches on all sides that lead to similar rooms - some of which are decked out with lethal booby traps.
The group tries to figure out a way out of the structure and at the same time try to figure out the reason that they've been put there in the first place. The film quickly became a cult classic and spawned both a sequel and a prequel.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Warner Bros. Pictures has won a fierce bidding war for the rights to a film adaptation of Joe Haldeman's classic 1974 sci-fi war novel "The Forever War". Warners reportedly beat out Sony and another unnamed studio for the project.
Channing Tatum is attached to star in the project which follows a young man conscripted into a military task force during a war against an alien species named the Taurans. Through many battles, the man rises up the ranks of the military.
However, traveling through space has time-warping effects which causes him to age normally while Earth spins centuries. The planet undergoes many changes, including humanity's melding into one homogenous race, the eliminating of heterosexuality and the speaking of a new language.
At the same time, he tries to remain connected to his true love, a fellow (and female) soldier who also uses space-time to slow down her aging so she can be with him. »
- Garth Franklin
The remake of Vincenzo Natali's Cube is moving along quickly now at Lionsgate. Director Saman Kesh,who caught everyone's eye with his short film Controller (below) is now attached to direct the film called "Cubed," describes as "a re-imagining of the original movie."
The film is described as a sci-fi survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new “digital” race. Interesting.
Phil Gawthorne is writing the script based off of Kesh’s original take.
Vincenzo Natali's original Canadian thriller is simply one of the best genre exercises and has inspired coun [Continued ...] »
Joe Haldeman’s acclaimed sci-fi novel The Forever War has stirred up a bidding, erm, war between Sony, Warner Bros. and an undisclosed third studio in a race to secure the rights to push ahead with a feature adaptation.
21 Jump Street star Channing Tatum is currently attached to the nascent project, which would see him star as William Mandela, “a young man assigned to a military task force in the war against the Taurans.” Similar to the likes of Edge of Tomorrow and other genre pieces, Haldeman’s novel witnesses humanity lock horns with an alien race in a battle that will seemingly rage in perpetuity – written in 1974, the scribe’s work was intended as an analogy for the Vietnam War. It proved to be an instant success, garnering praise from genre fans and being awarded with the Nebula, Locus and Hugo prizes.
The Forever War has flirted with the silver screen in the past, »
- Michael Briers
Channing Tatum has signed on to star in adaptation of Joe Haldeman's 1974 science fiction classic The Forever War from a script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange, Passengers). THR reports that Sony, Warner Bros., and another undisclosed studio are currently locked in a bidding war for the project, which is expected to attract an A-list director and originate a franchise. Roy Lee who will produce alongside Tatum and his Free Association company. Haldeman's Hugo and Nebula winning book spawned two sequels, a comic book and a board game, and is considered one of the great works of science fiction. The story follows a young physics student, William Mandella, drafted as a soldier in the war against an alien species named the Taurans. As he rises up the ranks and travels through space, he remains the same age while his loved ones and home planet continue to age at a normal rate. »
- Haleigh Foutch
"The Forever War" has been developing...well, forever. Ridley Scott was attached to the project since 2008, and for years it sat in his pile of things to eventually do, but didn't seem to get anywhere. "We’ve finally got a very good draft of that for Fox," he said back in 2013. And well, nothing has been heard since. But now a big-time star is coming aboard, which will hopefully get things rolling again. The Wrap reports that Channing Tatum has signed up to star in "The Forever War," and while Scott has moved on, "Prometheus" writer Jon Spaihts has penned the script. The film is based on the book by Joe Haldeman, and tells the action-packed story of a young man sent to space to help fight off an alien race, only to discover that he doesn't age. However, a tremendous amount of time has passed when everyone returns to Earth. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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