14 items from 2013
The Best of Me is the story of a former high school couple who reunite years after their initial split while visiting their North Carolina hometown.
Sparks is co-producing the movie as part of an agreement between Warner Bros and Relativity, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Best of Me is the ninth Sparks book to be made into a feature film.
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Michelle Monaghan ("Source Code," "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang") has scored the lead female role in Michael Hoffman's adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks' most recent best-seller "The Best of Me" at Relativity.
The story follows a pair of former high school sweethearts who reunite when they both return to their small North Carolina hometown. J. Mills Goodloe and Will Fetters wrote the script, while Sparks, Ryan Kavanaugh and Theresa Park will produce. [Source: THR]
Catalina Sandino Moreno ("Maria Full of Grace," "The Bridge") will replace Rosario Dawson as the female lead in Brad Peyton's micro budget thriller "Incarnate" at Blumhouse Productions. Filming begins in November in Los Angeles.
Aaron Eckhart plays an unconventional exorcist -- with the ability to tap into the subconscious of the possessed -- who meets his match when a nine-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past. [Source: Heat Vision]
- Garth Franklin
Despite fluctuating box office returns, the romantic factory farm that is Nicholas Sparks novel adaptations shows no sign of shutting down any time soon. Gambit’s director Michael Hoffman was attached to The Best Of Me last year, and he’s now locked in a female lead in the shape of Michelle Monaghan.She’ll star as one half of a couple of former high school sweethearts who reunite under less than perfect circumstances. They return to their small North Carolina town for the funeral of a mutual friend, and discover that their passions still run deep. But can their rekindled love survive the fact that the freshly buried corpse has come back to life and is chomping on townsf… Gah! That last bit is sadly just our idea to sprinkle in something different, and one we fear that writers Mills Goodloe and Will Fetters have entirely ignored despite our »
Michelle Monaghan will star in the next romantic Nicholas Spark adaptation, The Best of Me. Gambit helmer Michael Hoffman will direct the film, which follows a pair of former high school sweethearts who reunite after many years when they both return to their small North Carolina hometown. Sparks wrote the book, which was released in March 2013. He's also producing along with Ryan Kavanaugh and Denise Di Novi. Theresa Park is co-producing. J. Mills Goodloe and Will Fetters wrote the script. Photos: The Nicholas Sparks Playbook: His 7 Favorite Plot Tricks In July, Relativity picked up the rights to
- Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit
Relativity has picked up the in development film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' "Best of Me" from Warner Bros. Pictures.
The story follows small-town high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged and having lived very different lives, they return home for a funeral and confront the past.
Eight of the sixteen fiction novels Sparks has published so far, have hit the screen. The seven that have yet to be adapted include "The Rescue," "A Bend in the Road," "The Guardian," The Wedding," "True Believer," "At First Sight" and "The Choice".
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Who said romance in film was dead? Well no one, considering this seems like the 100th Nicholas Sparks adaptation we’ve had in the last few years. It was revealed that Relativity will be taking on Nicholas Sparks novel The Best Of Me, after buying the rights from Warner Bros.
It seems to be some sort of package deal too, as it come with an already written script by J. Mills Goodloe and Remember Me and The Lucky One writer Will Fetters. The Last Station director Michael Hoffman is attached to direct but is also currently re writing the script with Fetters.
Maybe we’re over exaggerating with the 100th movie comment (it’s actually eight) but let’s have a look at the synopsis:
The Best Of Me tells the story of former high school sweethearts who see each other after 20 years when they return to their small town »
- Lucy Cave
Get ready for another rom-com! We’ve just learned that Gambit helmer Michael Hoffman is set to direct The Best Of Me, an upcoming big-screen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks‘ novel of the same name. Described as a story about first love and second chances, the movie will revolve around a pair of former high school sweethearts who reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. So, at this moment, the only thing we know about the project is that Hoffman will direct from a script he is currently rewriting with Will Fetters, which will center on high school students Amanda Collier and...
- Jeanne Standal
Relativity has picked up rights to Nicholas Sparks' best-selling romantic drama novel The Best of Me.
The story centers on high-school sweethearts Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole. Twenty five years after they graduate, the pair of ex-lovers find themselves back in their hometown for the funeral of their mentor Tuck Hostetler. Tuck leaves a set of instructions to follow and they end up realizing that everything they thought they knew about themselves was not as it seemed.
The studio has worked with the author in the past, bringing his romantic dramas Safe Haven and Dear John to the big screen. Both project brought in over $200 million worldwide. No production schedule has been released.
The Best of Me comes to theaters in 2014. »
Exclusive: Relativity has acquired from Warner Bros The Best of Me, a fully developed package that includes the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, and script by J. Mills Goodloe and Will Fetters. Michael Hoffman, who is rewriting the script with Fetters, is set to direct. It puts Relativity back in business with Sparks, whose Safe Haven was released in February and grossed over $96 million worldwide. Relativity also adapted the Sparks novel Dear John, which grossed over $114 million worldwide. Hoffman, who helmed The Last Station and The Emperor’s Club, has been working on the project since not long after Warner Bros acquired it for a sum in the vicinity of $2 million against $5 million, which at the time was the going rate for a Sparks novel. Sparks’ frequent collaborator Denise Dinovi s producing with the author and his producing partner Theresa Park. Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh joins them as producer. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Relativity has acquired the rights to another Nicholas Sparks novel, The Best of Me , Deadline reports. Michael Hoffman ( One Fine Day , Gambit ) is attached to direct and is currently rewriting the screenplay alongside Will Fetters, who initially drafted with J. Mills Goodloe. The book, published in 2011, is officially described as follows: In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths. Now, »
Sony Pictures has picked up the remake rights to Park Hoon-Jung's recent South Korean crime thriller "New World".
After spending eight intense years deep undercover, a cop has become the right-hand man to the leader of South Korea's largest crime syndicate, Goldmoon.
Things get complicated when that leader is killed in a car accident, and various criminal factions vie to be named his replacement. Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-shik and Hwang Jung-min starred.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Sony Pictures has bought the rights to the Korean crime drama New World, and plans on making a good ol’ American remake. They’ve hired “hot” screenwriter Will Fetters to write the script, with Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Jon Silk.
Fetters’ has mostly written adaptations for Nicholas Sparks novels (Remember Me, The Lucky One), but he also wrote Clint Eastwood’s (as yet starless) remake of A Star Is Born and Crazy for the Storm, which Sean Penn is set to direct.
In the original film after “a mob boss is gunned down, an outright battle ensues among several mobsters who want to succeed him. One of them is an undercover cop.”
The deal for New World is said to be in the high six figures.
Source: Deadline »
- Philip Sticco
Exclusive: Sony Pictures has emerged from a three-studio bidding battle with screen rights to remake the Korean crime film New World. The deal was mid six-figures and the film will be produced by Roy Lee and Dan Lin, with Jon Silk and John Powers Middleton exec producing. The script will be written by Will Fetters, who has been on fire at Warner Bros. He has scripted the Clint Eastwood-directed remake of A Star Is Born, as well as Crazy For The Storm for Sean Penn to direct, and he most recently rewrote the Nicholas Sparks novel The Best Of Me. The original film was written and directed by Park Hoon-jung, who scripted I Saw The Devil and The Unjust. New World has parallels to The Departed, on which Lee was exec producer and Lin was development exec. After a mob boss is gunned down, an outright battle ensues among »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Sony Pictures has secured the rights to remake the recent South Korean crime thriller New World , Deadline reports. Directed by Park Hoon-Jung, the film hit theaters this past February with a cast that includes Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-shik and Hwang Jung-min. The storyline follows a police officer who, after spending eight intense years deep undercover, is finally made the right-hand man to the leader of South Korea's largest crime syndicate, Goldmoon. Things get complicated, however, when that leader is killed in a car accident and various criminal factions vie to be named his replacement. Will Fetters ( The Lucky One ) will provide the screenplay for the remake with Roy Lee and Dan Lin producing and John Powers Middleton and Jon Silk executive producing. The original film »
14 items from 2013
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