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Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, who worked with Neeson on both Unknown and Non-Stop, are again set to produce the film, which will see Neeson play “a businessman on his daily commute home, who unwittingly gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy. It threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.”
Shooting on the film is set to begin next Spring, but no release date has been set.
Amongst Neeson’s newest projects is his latest collaboration with director Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York) on Silence, the Seventeenth century-set drama which co-stars Andrew Garfield (99 Homes) and Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and is set for release in 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
Liam Neeson’s particular set of skills have been exploited ad nauseam across the Taken trilogy – and will soon inspire a spinoff TV series – though Deadline is bringing word that the Northern Irish acting veteran is enlisting for Ruben Fleischer’s action-comedy, The Revenger. Yes, after laying siege to most of mainland Europe, Neeson is ready for a new spin on the action genre.
Working from a script served up by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant – best known for their work on Night at the Museum – Fleischer’s film will set up shop at Universal. Granted, there’s little-to-no information to go on for director’s latest venture behind the camera, but considering the irreverent, self-referential tone of Zombieland coupled with the unbridled silliness of the Museum franchise, we’re hoping that Neeson’s take on what we assume will be title character is more comedy than out-and-out action. »
- Michael Briers
Earlier this year, Martin Scorsese wrapped production on his long-awaited historical drama Silence. Written by Gangs of New York screenwriter Jay Cocks, it's the story of two 17th century priests that travel to Japan, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver. This has been a passion project for the director for quite some time and expectations are very high.
Now we have a question for you: What is Martin Scorsese's greatest film? We're going to count anything that he directed. Feel free to vote for an early work »
Who needs epics about Ancient Rome, Egypt, or Greek mythology when we have a thousand years of exotic Central and South American civilizations to exploit? Well, it's only been done a handful of times. This cinematic concatenation of nifty architecture, fruity multicolored headgear and athletic oiled warriors is, well, nifty, fruity and athletic! Kings of the Sun Kl Studio Classics Savant Blu-ray Review 1963 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date May 26, 2015 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field, Richard Basehart, Brad Dexter, Barry Morse, Armando Silvestre, Leo Gordon, Victoria Vettri, Rudy Solari, Ford Rainey, Chuck Hayward, James Coburn (narrator). Cinematography Joseph MacDonald Film Editor William Reynolds Original Music Elmer Bernstein Written by James R. Webb, Elliot Arnold Produced by Lewis J. Rachmil Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
- Glenn Erickson
'The Audition' poster with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese short 'The Audition' pulled from Venice Film Festival No major international film festival is worth its mainstream U.S. media salt unless there's at least one screening featuring the latest work of a major Hollywood name. The Venice Film Festival is surely no exception, especially as it's the year's final internationally renowned European movie fest, held shortly before the fall – i.e., awards – movie season begins. Well, one work by a top Hollywood name will no longer be available at Venice: The Audition, a short film directed by and featuring veteran Martin Scorsese, has been pulled out. "We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time," festival organizers said in a statement earlier today, Sat., Aug. 29, '15. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »
- Anna Robinson
When it was announced in 2010 that Leonardo DiCaprio had purchased the rights to The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, the book based on America’s first serial killer Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, moviegoers and critics alike cheered at the prospect of DiCaprio acting in another horror/thriller. With Shutter Island and Inception under his belt that same year, he was the perfect candidate to take on such a legendary topic and such a critically-acclaimed book.
When Deadline got the exclusive that DiCaprio would undertake the film with legendary director Martin Scorsese at the helm, it made fans go wild. Who better than these two to take on a story about a man who literally built a murder hotel so he could torture and sell the bodies of his suspected 200 victims during the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago?
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- Joseph Burge
The Devil in the White City: Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will reunite to make The Devil in the White City. Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) will write the screenplay, based on the acclaimed book by Erik Larson about a notorious serial killer in 18th century Chicago. The actor and the director previousy teamed on Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street (above). [Deadline] Baywatch: Zac Efron (above in Neighbors) is in negotiations to star opposite Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch. Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) will direct the big-screen adaptation of the 1990s television series. Johnson will play a "by-the-book and very serious" Southern California lifeguard, while Efron would portray "a young...
- Peter Martin
In other news the grass continues to be green while the sky is still blue. But seriously, I can’t think of a bad movie they made together so of course I’m excited for The Devil in the White City. This would be the 6th collaboration between the two after Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator […]
Christopher Nolan recently announced a new project entitled Quay, a documentary short about two British stop-motion animators. Set to premiere next week, it’s a far cry from Nolan’s blockbusters in both scope and subject matter. Yet it’s clearly a personal project, with Nolan using his clout and money to promote two obscure filmmakers.
Every artist – director, star, screenwriter – has some project that they want to make above all. A deeply personal, original idea; an autobiographical story; a favored story or hero they wish to celebrate. If a filmmaker is successful or lucky enough, they get a chance to produce them. Yet sometimes the reaction isn’t what they expect.
Francis Ford Coppola started his career directing exploitation films for Roger Corman, notably the horror film Dementia 13 (1963). Then he toiled as screenwriter and occasional director, helming the musical Finian’s Rainbow (1968) and the more personal The Rain People »
- Christopher Saunders
Since The Gangs of New York, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have enjoyed quite the working relationship, with the actor and director re-teaming for The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Now, Deadline are reporting a sixth collaboration is in the offing for the pair, with Paramount Pictures picking up the rights to Erik Larson’s true crime novel The Devil in the White City as the next project for the director and leading man. Published in 2003, the novel tells the story of America’s first serial killer, H. H. Holmes, who murdered an untold number of people, with reports ranging from twenty seven to two hundred, at the 1983 Chicago World’s Fair. The adaption will focus on not only Holmes and his murderous activities inside the World’s Fair (most of which took place inside his own personal ‘murder castle’, The World’s Fair Hotel, »
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The 40-year-old actor - who has been linked with the movie since 2010 - will take on the role of Dr Hh Holmes, a serial killer who murdered hundreds of victims at his infamous World's Fair Hotel in Chicago.
Holmes used the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to slaughter his victims in the hotel - nicknamed his 'Murder Castle' - a structure containing a gas chamber, dissection table and a crematorium.
The news was confirmed after Paramount acquired the rights to Erik Larson's true crime book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness At The Fair That Changed America.
Paramount outbid Universal and Fox to secure the rights to Larson's book in a competitive auction.
Screenwriter Billy Ray will also work on the project.
DiCaprio and Scorsese have worked »
The actor and director have teamed up to make five acclaimed movies, and they're reuniting once again for "Devil in the White City."
Deadline reports that Paramount has optioned the rights to Erik Larson's nonfiction book about a serial killer in Chicago in the late 19th century. DiCaprio will play Hh Holmes, who murdered between 27 and 200 people, mostly single young women.
The movie is set against the backdrop of the 1893 World's Fair, and also tells the story of fair architect Daniel H. Burnham. Holmes, who works with Burnham, builds the World's Fair Hotel and uses it as a means of luring in his victims. It was a nightmarish place that had a gas chamber, crematorium, and dissecting table.
- Kelly Woo
Untitled film adapted from the book Devil in the White City will be the duo’s follow-up to acclaimed 2013 biographical black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street
The long-gestating film – DiCaprio has been eyeing a film about the Chicago mass murderer since at least 2010 – will become the pair’s sixth collaboration after Gangs Of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street. It will be based on Erik Larson’s acclaimed 2003 non-fiction book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, which DiCaprio bought the rights to five years ago and has now been adapted by the screenwriter of Captain Phillips, Billy Ray.
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- Ben Child
The Devil in the White City: Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will reunite to make The Devil in the White City. Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) will write the screenplay, based on the acclaimed book by Erik Larson about a notorious serial killer in 18th century Chicago. The actor and the director previously teamed on Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street (above). [Deadline] Baywatch: Zac Efron (above in Neighbors) is...
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Paramount Pictures has won the rights to Erik Larson's non-fiction book The Devil in the White City, which has Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star and Martin Scorsese set to direct. Paramount beat out four other studios, including Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox. The adaptation is a passion project for Leonardo DiCaprio, who was attached to star when the adaptation was set up at Warner Bros. back in 2011. The studio let the rights lapse last month, leading to the bidding war that Paramount eventually won.
The Devil in the White City centers on Dr. H.H. Holmes (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is believed to be one of America's first serial killers. The story is set in 1893, during the Chicago World's Fair, where he is said to have killed anywhere between 27 and 200 people. Holmes built The World's Fair Hotel, which he designed to lure in his victims, specifically young, single women. »
When something works, it works, and the partnership between Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese is definitely one which works. The pair have brought us Gangs Of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf Of Wall Street and now Deadline reports that a sixth collaboration is in the works as well. After a period of aggressive bidding, Paramount has snagged the rights to the... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The most lucrative director/actor partnership of the last decade plus has been Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese: Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and most recently, The Wolf of Wall Street. For what will be their sixth film together, Scorsese, DiCaprio, and Paramount Pictures have closed the deal on the rights to Erik Larson’s book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.
Deadline reports that Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) will adapt the screenplay about Chicago’s most violent and notorious serial killer. Set in the late 19th Century at the Chicago World’s Fair, a fair worker named Dr. H. H. Holmes, who used the fair and his charm to lure anywhere between 27 and 200 people, mostly young women, back to his “murder castle”, complete with gas chambers, dissection tables, and a crematorium. »
- Brian Welk
After giving us five excellent films in Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and, of course, The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese will be teaming up once again with Leonardo DiCaprio for The Devil in the White City, an adaptation of Erik Larson’s novel of the same name.
Set to be penned by Captain Phillips scribe Billy Ray, the film will tell the story of Dr. Hh Holmes, a man who “preyed on anywhere from 27 to 200 people at a time when the city of Chicago was enthralled with hosting the World’s Fair of 1893.” He would use “charm and guile to lure guests into what became known as a ‘murder castle,’” which featured a gas chamber, crematorium and a dissecting table.”
The project is currently housed at Paramount and is expected to be the next film for both Scorsese and DiCaprio, with the latter playing the doctor. »
- James Garcia
The project, which has been in the works for more than a decade, reunites DiCaprio with Scorsese two years after “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Paramount won an auction to buy the movie rights to Erik Larson’s book “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America.” The studio has previously owned the rights twice.
Billy Ray, whose credits include “Captain Phillips” and “The Hunger Games,” will write the script. Producers are DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson along with Stacey Sher, Scorsese and Rick Yorn.
DiCaprio first joined the project in 2010.
DiCaprio will play H.H. Holmes, who murdered between 27 and 200 people, mostly single young women. Set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, “The Devil »
- Dave McNary
The brand created by Harvey and Bob Weinstein could be a significant plum for buyers starved for content to fill expanding digital platforms, because Miramax controls a library of about 700 films that includes “My Left Foot,” “Sex, Lies and Videotape” and “The Piano.”
A report from Bloomberg quoted sources saying the studio hopes to attract bids of up to $1 billion, though the current owners — led by Colony Capital and Qatar Holding — declined to comment. The studio was said to be interviewing investment banks about a transaction.
Qatar, Colony and builder Ron Tutor bought Miramax in 2010 from the Walt Disney Co. for $660 million, though Tutor later sold his stake to Qatar Holding. The studio theoretically could be of interest to expanding streaming services like Netflix, »
- James Rainey
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