13 items from 2014
Jack Black is playing Mr. Shivers, a character modeled after Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, whose demonic characters are set free from his mind by a ventriloquist dummy named Slappy. Dylan Minnette plays a young man named Zach Cooper, who relocates with his family from New York to Greendale, Maryland, moving in next door to Mr. Shivers and his niece Hannah (Odeya Rush). Zach and Hannah are forced to team up to find a way to stop these evil creatures. R.L. Stine's Goosebumps book series have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.
Rob Letterman is directing from a script most recently worked on by Darren Lemke. Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia) and Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Monopoly) worked on previous versions of the screenplay. Neal H. Moritz is producing alongside Deborah Forte from Scholastic Entertainment, »
First Shia Labeouf was accused of plagiarizing his short film HowardCantour.com. Then he was accused of plagiarizing his apologies. Then he relentlessly tweeted the phrase “I Am Not Famous Anymore,” before showing up to the Nymphomaniac premiere wearing a tux and a paper bag on his head that included that same phrase. Then he wore that same tux and paper bag for a recent art installation, where people waited in line to come face-to-face with the actor.
What more is there to say about Labeouf’s bizarre 2014? A lot, actually. The latest twist in the Labeouf saga is a »
- Katie Atkinson
The fifth film in the found footage franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones takes its arc of supernatural shenanigans to Oxnard, CA, where teens Jesse (Andrew Jacobs), Hector (Jorge Diaz), and Marisol (Gabrielle Walsh) encounter strange forces in their apartment complex. It is written and directed by Christopher Landon, who previously wrote Disturbia and three Paranormal Activity movies.
The film stands as the acting debut of Jacobs, who can also be seen performing as a street dancer in Los Angeles. Diaz has acted previously, having appeared in films like Filly Brown, TV shows like “True Blood,” “Boston Public,” and video games “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Dead Rising 3.”
Speaking with the guys a week after the film opened, we talked about not putting the camera down, the demand for more Hispanic characters in movies, what Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones has to say about Martin Scorsese’s recent words, and more. »
- Nick Allen
It’s definitely been a rollercoaster ride for Shia Labeouf and his fans over the past month. Fans thought Christmas had come a week early last December when a wonderful short film hit the internet that had been ‘created’ by Laboeuf in an attempt to try his hand at directing. Howardcantour.Com was a delightful 15 minute watch that proved Labeouf was not only talented in front of the camera but also behind it. Shortly afterwards it was revealed that the entirety of the material seen in Howardcantour.Com had been plagiarized from a writer and cartoonist named Daniel Clowes. This was a devastating blow for fans of Labeouf after his short film gave them hope that the excellent actor may have an incredibly promising directorial career on the horizon. However the controversy didn’t stop there when the Transformers star began tweeting a string of strange apologies to Clowes that »
- Ben Read
Will Smith is undeniably one of the most famous and popular actors on the planet, however the Fresh Prince Of Bel-air star seems to be going through a slight rough patch in his career of late. Aside from the passable Men In Black 3 Smith hasn’t starred in an enjoyable film since 2007′s I Am Legend, and i’m sure many of you will be quick to forget last years After Earth.
Now Smith is circling a new project that sounds incredibly interesting called Selling Time, a film that 20th Century Fox has been attempting to get out off the ground since the early 2000′s. D.J. Caruso has also just signed on to direct the film should it finally make it out of the realms of development hell. For those of you that don’t know, Caruso directed the phenomenal Disturbia (one of my personal favourite films), lackluster Eagle »
- Ben Read
D.J. Caruso, who impressed when he directing Shia Labeouf in both Disturbia and Eagle Eye, will helm Selling Time, which is intended to star Will Smith. While Smith has never officially said he'd star in it, he's made it clear he'd really like to play the lead role...for over a decade. This movie has been in the works with Fox since 2001. SOooo, what is the big deal? Well, Selling Time is about a guy who sells chunks of his life in exchange to get to relive the worst day of his life over and over again in hopes that he can stop a tragedy from happening.
Caruso also directed I Am Number Four.
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Last year, we learned that Will Smith had his eye on the supernatural thriller Selling Time, but a deal was not yet solidified and was then described as "sensitive." It turns out Smith is still interested in the project about a man who is given the chance to relive the worst day of his life in exchange for taking years off his life span, and now a director has signed on. Deadline reports Disturbia and Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso will be at the helm of the film, and he will also oversee a new draft written by Dan McDermott, after names like Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and Spike Lee tried. As usual, Smith's involvement is contingent on a finished script, so we'll see if McDermott's work can get the blockbuster star to sign on. Sadly, McDermott's experience on the big »
- Ethan Anderton
Hollywood megastar Will Smith is trying to choose his next move very carefully. The box office king is looking to reclaim his throne coming off of the disastrous After Earth, as well as a couple of rather ho-hum years. Even his Men in Black 3 failed to recoup it’s budget domestically, relying on international tallies to make it successful. So what’s he reportedly looking at? Deadline reports that he’s circling a supernatural thriller, Selling Time, which is set to be directed by Disturbia‘s D.J. Caruso. The film centers on a man that manages to sell off chunks of his life in hopes of being able to revisit and alter a tragic day from his past.
The film has been floating around Hollywood for over 10 years now, with several folks attached to write or direct over the years. Deadline claims Smith has been interested for almost just as long. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
It doesn’t seem like that long ago when Shia Labeouf was on a fast track to be the next big male movie star. After emerging from the Disney Channel series Even Stevens to become a likeable screen presence on the Project Greenlight TV reality series about the making of the pic The Battle Of Shaker Heights, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg chose Labeouf to star in the original Transformers films. He did Disturbia, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street sequel and Spielberg made him heir apparent in the Indiana Jones franchise. I’d read his early interviews in Playboy and other outlets and while Labeouf was refreshingly honest, you could see he had some rough edges, anger and maybe a self-destructive streak. I always give slack for any child star trying to transition to adulthood, because the landscape is littered with casualties. But Labeouf’s latest episodes, coupled with an »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Just a quick update here on a story that broke in October. Back then we told you that Will Smith was circling a new supernatural flick called Selling Time. Well, big Willy is still circling, but now a director has come on board.
According to Deadline, D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, I Am Number Four) is signing on to direct, and he will oversee a new draft by Dan McDermott that is being written in hopes that Will Smith will star in the film. Several other writers have taken a crack at the project, including Spike Lee and brothers Steven and Derick Martini.
Selling Time follows a man who is given a chance to relive the worst day of his life in exchange for seven years off his life expectancy.
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- Uncle Creepy
Story tells the story of a main who sells pieces of his life in order to relive one day when he hopes to alter a tragedy that had a lasting effect on his life. Will Smith has been interested in the project for some time but as of now has not committed to star, as he usually doesn’t board a pic until the latest script has been turned in.
Caruso is repped by CAA and Media Talent and his past credits include “Disturbia” and “Eagle Eye.” Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Things are coming back around again for Selling Time, the supernatural thriller at 20th Century Fox. D.J. Caruso is signing on to direct, and he will oversee a new draft by Dan McDermott that is being written in hopes that Will Smith will star in the film. John Davis and Jennifer Klein will produce with McDermott. Though he still has not committed to starring, Smith has long been interested in playing the lead role in the thriller about a man who sells chunks of his life in an attempt to relive the worst day of his life so that he can change a tragedy. I feel like I have relived this project several times; I first wrote about it when McDermott sold it as a spec to Fox 2000 while he was president of DreamWorks Television in 2001. Smith has been intrigued for almost that long. There have been numerous incarnations »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
It was announced last fall that Will Smith was eyeing an upcoming science fiction project from 20th Century Fox titled Selling Time . Today, Deadline has an update, reporting that Eagle Eye and Disturbia helmer D.J. Caruso has signed on to direct. Originally written as a spec script by Dan McDermott, Selling Time follows a man who trades seven years of his life expectancy for the chance to relive a single day, the worst day of his life, over again. Although Smith is said to have expressed serious interest in the film, the star has not yet signed on. Following a number of rewrites from various other talents, McDermott has recently been brought back in and tasked with redrafting Selling Time in the hopes of achieving a final script that meets with Smith's approval. »
13 items from 2014
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