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The film is based on a novel called Firing Point written by Don Keith and George Wallace. The story "follows an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy Seal team to rescue Russia’s president, taken prisoner during a military coup. The two sides team to stop a rogue Russian general from igniting World War III."
McG recently directed the action comedy This Means War, and is currently developing the Kevin Costner movie Three Days to Kill. This sounds like it should make for a great movie, but I'm not the biggest fan of McG's work, so I'll be surprised if it actually ends up being good.
Here's a description of the book:
Below the polar ice cap, an American nuclear submarine moves quietly in the freezing water, tailing a new Russian sub. »
- Joey Paur
Four talented magicians mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move in Now You See Me, a visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions and exhilarating action from director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans).
The Four Horsemen, a magic super‐group led by the charismatic J.Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of hightech, high‐profile magic shows, first amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white‐collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts, baffling the authorities with their intricately planned capers.
- Movie Geeks
The submarine thriller Hunter Killerhas been getting passed around in Hollywood for years now. For some time it looked as though Phillip Noyce would be handling the project, but after only a few months decided to drop it. Antoine Fuqua was the next name attached, but he decided to make the "Die Hard in the White House' thriller Olympus Has Fallen instead. The film has spent the last few months still stuck in development hell, but now it appears that it may have found a new director to take the wheel. Variety has learned that McG, known for movies like Terminator Salvation, Charlie's Angels, and This Means War, is now in talks to be the latest filmmaker to try and make Hunter Killer. The project would reunite the director with the producing company Relativity Media, which is behind his next film 3 Days To Kill (starring Kevin Costner). The project is »
The last time I looked, Phillip Noyce (“Salt”) was long-attached to Relativity’s submarine military actioner “Hunter Killer”. Then he left for something else and Antoine Fuqua was supposed to take over. Now Fuqua is also gone, and in his place McG has now come onboard to direct. (For now, anyway.) The former “Charlie’s Angels” and “Terminator Salvation” director will take over the directing gig, which would find Navy SEALs and a submarine crew fighting off Russians: Based on the novel “Firing Point” by Don Keith and George Wallace, the story follows an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy Seal team to rescue Russia’s president, taken prisoner during a military coup. The two sides team to stop a rogue Russian general from igniting World War III. Names like Sam Worthington and Gerard Butler were also previously thought to be in talks for the film, but »
Relativity Media’s long-in-the-works action thriller Hunter Killer may soon have a new director. Variety reports that McG has entered negotiations to take over the director’s chair on the project from Antoine Fuqua, who himself replaced Phillip Noyce on the film. The pic is based on the novel Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace and “follows an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy Seal team to rescue Russia’s president, who’s taken prisoner during a military coup. The two sides team to stop a rogue Russian general from igniting World War III.” Gerard Butler was initially slated to star, but he and Fuqua went and made Olympus Has Fallen instead so McG will be looking for a new lead. The script was written by Jamie Moss, John Kolvenbach, and Arne Schmidt. McG most recently helmed the thriller Three Days to Kill starring Kevin Costner, »
- Adam Chitwood
Long in-development, Relativity Media's Hunter Killer appears set to finally make to the screen. Variety reports that Charlie's Angels and Terminator Salvation director McG is set to helm the action drama. Based on the novel "Firing Point" by Don Keith and George Wallace, Hunter Killer follows an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy Seal team to rescue the Russian president, who has been taken prisoner during a military coup, in an effort to stop a rogue Russian General from igniting World War III. McG, who most recently helmed the action rom-com This Means War , is currently working on the Relativity thriller Three Days to Kill with Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard and Connie Nielsen starring. Hunter Killer will be »
Star Trek Into Darkness box office: Solid or disappointing domestic debut? (Photo: Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness) J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, has to date grossed $13.4 million in North America, including from 336 late-night Wednesday IMAX shows and all-day showtimes at 3,668 locations on Thursday. As explained by Ray Subers at Box Office Mojo, first-day figures may have been below par because Paramount Pictures changed Star Trek Into Darkness‘ release date last week — the Star Trek sequel was to have opened on Friday. (Addendum: Barring an unexpected Saturday and Sunday surge, “disappointing” is the word for Star Trek Into Darkness’ domestic box-office debut.) For comparison’s sake: With $11.53m on Thursday proper, Star Trek Into Darkness had the 11th biggest Thursday opening ever (not adjusted for inflation). Its Thursday debut, »
- Zac Gille
Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the romantic drama Last Love, based on Françoise Dorner's French novel La Douceur Assassine. Starring Oscar winner Michael CaineThe Dark Knight Rises, Inception), who recently signed on to star in Interstellar - his 6th Christopher Nolan film, Last Love is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, and co-stars Clémence Poésy (In Bruges, 127 Hours), Justin Kirk (Goats, Showtime's Weeds), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Jane Alexander (Dream House, Terminator Salvation). Bill Bromiley, chief acquisitions officer for Image Entertainment, made today's announcement.
Image acquired the film from producers/financiers Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Bavaria Pictures GmbH and Kaminski Stiehm. Global Screen is handling international sales and will be attending the upcoming Cannes film market. The film will be released via ultra VOD in October and then theatrically in markets across the country.
Last Love stars Michael Caine »
Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the romantic drama Last Love , based on Francoise Dorner's French novel "La Douceur Assassine." Starring Oscar winner Michael Caine ( The Dark Knight Rises , Inception ), who recently signed on to star in Interstellar - his 6th Christopher Nolan film, Last Love is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, and co-stars Clémence Poésy ( In Bruges , 127 Hours ), Justin Kirk ( Goats , Showtime's "Weeds"), Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files") and Jane Alexander ( Dream House , Terminator Salvation ). Bill Bromiley, chief acquisitions officer for Image Entertainment, made today's announcement. Image acquired the film from producers/financiers Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Bavaria Pictures GmbH and »
• Things are about to get animated for Jon Hamm. The Mad Men actor will lend his voice to Minions, Universal’s spinoff of their Despicable Me movies that is capitalizing on the little yellow creatures that stole the show in the first film in 2010 (Despicable Me 2 comes out this summer). Hamm will voice the inventor Herb Overkill, husband of stylish super-villain Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock). His previous voice acting work includes such TV shows as Robot Chicken and Archer. [Deadline]
- Emily Rome
Falling Skies has drawn in viewers over its first two seasons not only with its ever-morphing alien mythology, delightfully grotesque horror moments, and intense action scenes, but also with its family drama — which will get more complicated in the upcoming season 3 with a new addition to the Mason family: Tom and Anne’s baby.
Playing Dr. Anne Glass, 2nd Mass medic and love interest for Noah Wyle’s Tom Mason, has given actress Moon Bloodgood the chance to flex some of the same action-hero muscles as she did in other sci-fi projects, like Terminator Salvation. But in Falling Skies’ third season, »
- Emily Rome
A lively evening of friendly bidding wars led to a highly successful evening for the 9th annual Angel Art, the auction supporting Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles-based non-profit dedicated to providing daily meals for people homebound or disabled by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. Held in the lobby of CAA in Century City, Angel Art raised $1.1 million for the program -- their highest effort yet -- which translates to 240,000 delivered meals. “This is the best event because it’s such an efficient event,” said Angel Art Committee member Maria Arena Bell, formerly the executive
- Maxwell Williams
Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisor Bjørn Mayer, digital effects supervisor Paul Lambert, animation supervisor Steve Preeg and previsualization supervisor Nick Markel about bringing the world of Oblivion to the big screen. Beware there are spoilers...
Joseph KosinskiFor his sophomore effort filmmaker Joseph Kosinski shifted from an established franchise to an original project which he wrote as a 12 page story five years before directing Tron: Legacy (2010). “I have seen a lot of concept art which was derived from that but not the novel itself,” states Bjørn Mayer (The Hunger Games) who collaborated with Eric Barba (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) to orchestrate the visual effects for Oblivion (2013). There is a booklet from Comic-Con three years ago and there are a lot of pictures.” The science fiction thriller which revolves around security repairman Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) who discovers that he is not as alone as previously thought on »
During CinemaCon, Michael Bay said that he is tired of seeing movies rip-off his "Transformers" franchise. The director previously complained that "Terminator Salvation" was using his giant robots. And while it wasn't clear which movie he was referring to this time, many assumed it had to be Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim." As a result, Del Toro fired back: "We are far, far far away from that in a very willing fashion. For good or bad, this is my movie. This is my universe and my creation, and I do not create through comparison. The fights don't occur in well-lit, super cool, car commercial-looking environments. They occur in the middle of a raging sea storm or in a savage snow storm. They happen in a universe that is incredibly saturated." And now, Bay has updated his website, stating that the entire thing was a misunderstanding and he made sure »
As we’ve been reporting, Syfy had its Upfront presentation to potential advertisers Wednesday night, and they spent yesterday issuing press releases. It’s a good thing they held the event at a pier, as there is a boatload of information included in the summary press release below. We made sure to get it posted before the weekend, since it will take you the entire weekend to absorb it all.
Some of it is information we’ve already posted, like the Ringworld and Childhood’s End development and the High Moon pilot production, some of it we posted about fairly recently, like Ronald D. Moore‘s Helix, some of it we haven’t heard about in quite some time, like Orion, Proof, and Dominion, and some, like the nonscripted shows, the anthology, and some of the projects announced, are news to us.
You’ll also see ratings info and other »
- Erin Willard
Earlier this week, Syfy announced a number of new projects that would premiere later this year, along with the renewal of Being Human. Continuing reading for details from the official press releases, including more information on the upcoming anthology horror series from Jamie Foxx:
“Syfy and Chiller President Dave Howe today unleashed the imagination of the advertising community by announcing an original programming slate featuring Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained) executive producing, writing and directing a horror anthology series, a trio of new reality series – Joe Rogan Questions Everything, Cosworld and Fandemonium – and 19 scripted and reality development projects, including The Jim Henson Creature Shop, a creature competition program.
Howe further announced a groundbreaking strategy of major quarterly multiscreen events showcasing new high concept programs, including Ringworld, a miniseries based on Larry Niven’s classic novel; Helix, an epic thriller from Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore; the scripted »
- Jonathan James
SyFy recently announced its upcoming slate of projects, and it features a ton of new series that caught our eye, including several adapted from popular science fiction and comic books, and others featuring the immense talents of Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Jamie Foxx. There are So many big ideas and high concept shows. It’s exciting to see what comes of all of these. So, let’s dive in.
High Moon “is described as an imaginative, out-of-this-world series exploring what happens when the countries of Earth establish colonies to mine the Moon’s resources and discover a new form of life. Chaos erupts in a genuinely emotional, humorously thrilling and always unexpected fashion as the people of the Moon race to uncover this life form’s powerful secrets.”
- Andy Greene
Jamie Foxx is bringing a new horror anthology series to the Syfy Channel. The actor will write, direct and produce the untitled series, and he hints that he will appear in an episode or two.
The series will be five episodes, set to air during Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween programming in October, and is being compared to shows like The Twilight Zone and Tales From the Crypt. “This is a project that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I’m so happy to see it come to life,” Foxx said at the Syfy Channel's upfront presentation. The show is said to be a morality tale focusing on issues like jealousy, envy and superficiality.
- Alyse Wax
Syfy is joining creative forces with Fox Television Studios, Academy Award-winning director/producer Robert Zemeckis, producers Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine, and feature film writing team John Brancato and Michael Ferris (Terminator Salvation, The Game) to develop the series project No Place, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Zemeckis and Rapke are executive producers along with Brancato and Ferris who will write the pilot. Circle of Confusion will also produce the project with David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and Rick Jacobs as executive producers. Matt Hawkins and Marc Silvestri serve as executive producers for Top Cow. In No Place, residents of a high-tech gated community awaken one morning to find themselves alone and cut off from the rest of reality - nothing exists beyond the community's walls. Only one man has contact with the powers responsible for »
Syfy is joining creative forces with Fox Television Studios, Academy Award©-winning director/producer Robert Zemeckis, producers Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine, and feature film writing team John Brancato and Michael Ferris (Terminator Salvation, The Game) to develop the series project No Place, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head [...]
Syfy Developing Trippy New Comic Adaptation With Walking Dead Producers »
- Jon Lachonis
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