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"Casino Royale" and "Green Lantern" director Martin Campbell is reportedly the top choice of both Paramount Pictures and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to take the helm of a third film in the "G.I. Joe" series according to Schmoes Know. Filming is aiming to begin in the first half of next year.
The site claims official negotiations have not yet begun, but the job is essentially Campbell's if he wants it. Jonathan Lemkin ("Devil's Advocate," "Lethal Weapon 4") is penning the script which will center on Dwayne Johnson's character Roadblock. Adrianne Palicki is also expected to reprise her role as Lady Jaye.
In more concrete news, Deadline reports that Disney has set "Get Smart" helmer Peter Segal to direct the film adaptation of the children's book "Goblins" by Ari Berk and acclaimed illustrator Brian Froud. Tom Astle & Matt Ember will script the adaptation, while Sagal and Michael Ewing will produce. »
- Garth Franklin
Paramount Pictures has been searching for a new G.I. Joe 3 director for the past few months, after Jon M. Chu dropped out to make Jem and the Holograms. A new report from Schmoes Know reveals the studio may have finally found the director they're looking for in Martin Campbell (Green Lantern, Casino Royale).
Sources claim that Martin Campbell is the top choice of Paramount and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and while official negotiations have not begun yet, the job is basically Martin Campbell's for the taking, if he wants to sign on.
We reported in July that screenwriter Jonathan Lemkin (The Devil's Advocate, Lethal Weapon 4, Shooter) signed on to write the script, which will center on Dwayne Johnson's character Roadblock. Adrianne Palicki is also expected to reprise her role as Lady Jaye, although no other cast members have been confirmed.
Dwayne Johnson himself revealed back in »
With Daniel Radcliffe now sporting a pair of horns at screens worldwide, we decided to pit a few other big-screen Beelzebubs against one another in head-to-head combat.
An espresso-sipping, egg-peeling businessman with a luxuriant mullet – well, it was the 1980s – Louis Cyphre (De Niro) casts a quietly seething shadow across Alan Parker's dank New Orleans noir. Despite his "dimestore joke" name ("Mephistopheles is such a mouthful in Manhattan," he tells Mickey Rourke's fall-guy Pi) and lethal talons, there's a subtlety to De Niro's El Diablo that means he only needs to raise an eyebrow to convey an eternity of egg-bound malevolence.
More Gordon Gecko than genuine fiend, »
I generally pay as much attention to the broadcast network development season as I do to the baseball draft. Though the shows that actually survive development are much closer to airing chronologically than most baseball draftees are to the majors, the winnowing process is just as brutal in both cases. On average, a given network will hear 3-400 pitches a year, order scripts for 60-70 of them, make 8-12 pilots and put roughly between a half dozen and a dozen of them on the air. So I’ve usually found development not worth worrying about until shows are actually ordered to series and scheduled. That said, it’s been tough to ignore this fall’s development season, where it seems like every day for the past few weeks, my Twitter feed has blown up a few times an afternoon with news of a familiar movie or TV property being adapted »
- Alan Sepinwall
Keanu Reeves was once one of the biggest Hollywood names, mostly for his work on "The Matrix" trilogy, "Speed" and "Point Break," "Devil's Advocate" and many other films. But in recent years, Reeves has been making independent films and none of them went on to become hits. As a result, the offers from major studios stopped coming. "It sucks, but it's just the way it is," said the actor. "The last studio movie I did was '47 Ronin,' but before that it had been a long time . probably [2008's] 'The Day the Earth Stood Still.'" Unfortunately, "47 Ronin" was a huge flop, grossing only $150 million worldwide on a budget of $175 million. And "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was a major disappointment. But all that bad luck is seemingly about to change. His new "John Wick" movie will hit theaters on Friday (October 24th) and has a perfect 100% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. »
You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.
Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...
The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.
Former WCW and WWE wrestler Sean O'Haire, known for his dark and mysterious "Devil's Advocate" character, has died at age 43. The Atlanta-born fighter, whose real name was Sean Christopher Haire, passed away on Monday in Spartanburg, S.C., according to an online obituary featured on the official website of the J.F. Floyd Mortuary. The cause of death was not revealed. "He was a very gentle and kind person that studied Buddhism and was employed as a personal trainer at Exzel Fitness in Spartanburg," it said, adding that Haire is survived by his father John, sister Erin, brothers Andrew, Shane and Shan and Theodore the cat. The Spartanburg Coroner's »
Four interesting tidbits coming atcha that we neglected to discuss for multiple reasons. If you hadn't yet heard them, they'll feel like brand new news to you.
In what is clearly understood to be an awards-traction move, Jon Favreau's sleeper hit Chef will be coming back to theaters this Friday in wide release. I'm not sure it has the critical oomph to win any nominations and it didn't have the box office size to make that a non-issue (a la gargantuan hits like My Big Fat Greek Wedding) but could it sleeper hit its way into, say, The Screenplay race? I'm realizing I neglected to consider it at all there which is an obvious mistake. I had a really good time watching it with friends though; it's an easy sit and safe for diverse groups of viewers. My favorite visual was ScarJo eating a bowl of pasta but my »
- NATHANIEL R
The Important News We got our first look at Paul Rudd as a superhero in Ant-Man. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson can't decide if he wants to be a DC superhero or villain. Johnny Depp and his daughter will be in Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers. Ving Rhames will be back for Mission: Impossible 5. Director David Yates will be back for another Harry Potter movie. Julianne Moore will be in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 more than you expect. Jennifer Lawrence might be in the next Tarantino movie. The Devil's Advocate will be a TV show. Minority Report will also be a TV show. Netflix might soon look like something out of Minority Report. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will reprise their Shaun of the Dead roles on TV. Meanwhile, Pegg and Edgar Wright are...
- Christopher Campbell
Criterion Collection Pedro Almodóvar write about his experience making Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down (1990). I so love that one. So weirdly romantic in spite of its whole Stockholm Syndrome business
Natasha Vc Brad Pitt before and after makeup. Hee
In Contention Tapley wonders if Eastwood's American Sniper will have an impact on Oscar with its Christmas release
Buzzfeed investigation into 80s arcana: who deserved credit for Flashdance and didn't get it?
The Hairpin the best friends of romcom heroines, in order
The Guardian on "my favorite city in film: Blade Runner's La
i09 Have you ever wondered how Replicants are made in Blade Runner?
Salon interesting piece on Lauren Bacall (and Bogey's) political activism which the obits have steered clear of mostly
Chiseler Bacall's recent death also »
- NATHANIEL R
I don't know about you, but I loved The Devil's Advocate. Despite Keanu Reeves awful accent, Taylor Hackford's horror/legal thriller gave us one of the last great performances from Al Pacino who chews each scene as the perfect big screen Satan. Plus, we got a sexy Charlize Theron and a buck naked Connie Nielsen in one of the most awkward sex scenes in movie history. Well, it looks like we may get a new take on The Devil's Advocate as ER creator John Wells has a pilot commitment from NBC. »
- Alex Maidy
Warner Bros TV along with producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are developing a new TV series that will be based on the 1997 film "The Devil's Advocate," which starred Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron. The new show is being written by Matt Venne ("Bag of Bones," The Exorcism of Molly Harley) and centers on a public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the Devil himself. It's being described as a legal drama with a supernatural twist. "The Devil's Advocate" TV series will air on NBC if the network ends up liking the pilot episode. »
Continuing the fine tradition of TV shows becoming the new remake/prequel/sequel/premake/etc., a new version is on its way of the 1997 flick The Devil's Advocate, which starred Al Pacino chewing more scenery than any one person should be allowed to. Still... he was magic and far from an "Absentee Landlord!!!!"
According to Deadline, producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing "The Devil’s Advocate" to television as a potential series. The legal drama with a supernatural twist, from Warner Bros. TV, has landed at NBC with a pilot commitment.
Written by Matt Venne (Bag of Bones, The Exorcism of Molly Harley), the series centers on a public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the Devil himself. In the film version the young lawyer was played by Keanu Reeves with Pacino playing his boss and Charlize Theron co-starring. The film, based on Andrew Neiderman »
- Steve Barton
Keanu Reeves is the latest movie star to set his sights on the small screen. The "47 Ronin" star is taking on his first major TV role with an adaptation of Barry Eisler's bestselling "Rain" book series, distributor and executive-producer Slingshot Global Media announced today. Reeves will produce and star in the project, a "globetrotting action drama" series centering on John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American assassin who specializes in executing hits that make death look accidental. Unsurprisingly, Rain's chosen profession also serves as a barrier to forming close personal connections - a tension that will undoubtedly serve as a thematic crux of the new series. “As a huge fan of Barry’s work, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring his iconic character and incredible world to life,” said Reeves in a statement. “I’m looking forward to partnering with Slingshot on my first series, and reteaming with [producers] Chad »
- Chris Eggertsen
The Devil's Advocate is one of many supernatural thrillers that came out of the late '90s. And because it was born of a decade that comes with a particular stigma (one that posits the '90s sucked for horror), it isn't discussed all that much, but I think Taylor Hackford's film is pretty solid.
Deadline is reporting today that the film might serve as a inspiration for a television series.
The post Now Devil’s Advocate is Being Groomed for Television appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
A television series based on The Devil's Advocate is in the works at NBC.
The network has reportedly committed to a pilot of the legal drama, which has a supernatural twist. The series follows a public defender who joins a law firm run by the Devil himself.
The upcoming adaptation is produced by Warner Bros Television, with Wells, Kopelson and Andrew Stearn all serving as executive producers. Venne will co-executive produce.
Watch a trailer for The Devil's Advocate (1997) below: »
Described as a "legal drama with a supernatural twist," Warner Bros. TV will produce the project with NBC giving the project a put pilot commitment. Wells, Kopelson and Andrew Stearn are executive producing.
Matt Venne ("Bag Of Bones," "The Exorcism Of Molly Harley") is penning the series and serving as a co-executive producer. Like the film, it follows a public defender who joins a law firm run by the Devil himself.
Taylor Hackford helmed the movie which was based on Andrew Neiderman's novel and also starred Charlize Theron. It managed a solid $153 million worldwide gross from a $57 million budget. Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Matt Venne (Leprechaun: Origins) is writing the script for the new TV series, which follows a young public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the devil himself. Keanu Reeves starred as the young attorney in the original movie, with Al Pacino playing his devilish boss. Taylor Hackford directed the 1997 movie, which grossed $153 million from a $57 million budget, and co-starred Charlize Theron, Connie Nielsen and Craig T. Nelson.
The project comes at a time where shows centering on the devil haven't been doing so well, such as ABC's 666 Park Avenue and NBC's Rosemary's Baby.
The Devil's Advocate was released October 17th, »
Clearly the new trend is to not only bring one-popular television shows to the big screen, but now to bring movies to the small screen. We've seen some success with "Fargo" and "Hannibal" or, if not success, certainly some rabid fanbases. Right now HBO is developing a series adaptation of Westworld with a massive ensemble cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Miranda Otto, Thandie Newton, Shannon Woodward, James Marsden and Kyle Bornheimer, NBC is setting their sites on The Devil's Advocate, the 1997 feature from director Taylor Hackford that starred Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Threron. amz asin="B00860YHRS" size="small"Deadline reports producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing the show to NBC with a teleplay written by Matt Venne ("Bag of Bones", "The Exorcism of Molly Harley"), bringing back to life the movie that centered on a public »
- Brad Brevet
Paramount Pictures is moving forward with their plans for a third G.I. Joe movie, and they've hired Jonathan Lemkin to write the script. According to Variety, the story will focus on Dwayne Johnson's character, Roadblock, who was introduced in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Lemkin has previously worked on films such as Shooter with Mark Wahlberg, Devil's Advocate with Keanu Reeves, and Lethal Weapon 4. The studio is hoping to get the sequel into production in 2015 for a 2016 release. As big of a fan I am of the G.I. Joe franchise, the live-action movies that have been made sure have been a big letdown. This is one franchise I wouldn't mind seeing rebooted.
In other news, Disney has decided to dust off their plans for an Enchanted sequel and move it into development. The studio has hired J. David Stem and David N. Weiss to take on the duties of writing the screenplay. »
- Joey Paur
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