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Paramount is in talks with Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind") to pen the next draft of "The Ring 3D," the third chapter in the horror franchise. Goldsman recently did a rewrite of "Insurgent," the upcoming sequel to "Divergent". He would take over from David Loucka who penned the earlier draft of the F. Javier Gutierrez-directed sequel in which the infamous video tape strikes terror yet again.
Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go
Jamie Linden ("We Are Marshall," "Dear John") is set to pen the screenplay for Lionsgate's potential franchise starter "Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go" based on the 2008 Patrick Ness novel. Linden takes over from Charlie Kaufman who originally adapted the screenplay, while Robert Zemeckis remains attached to direct.
Set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts, the story follows the only boy »
- Garth Franklin
“Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go,” published in 2008 as the first book in a trilogy, is set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts.
The book is centered on the only boy in a town of men, who discovers something awful hidden from him and is forced to flee with only his dog. With the townspeople in pursuit, the duo then stumbles upon a strange and silent girl and set off on a white-knuckle journey in which the boy »
- Dave McNary
After a bidding war, TriStar Pictures won the right to finance and distribute the upcoming "Money Monster" thriller, which will star George Clooney and be directed by Jodie Foster. The story centers on a TV personality dubbed the money guru of Wall Street (Clooney). When a man loses all his family's money on a bad tip, he holds the anchor and his entire show hostage on air, threatening to kill him if he does not get the stock up before the market closes. Ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to the real-time drama. "Money Monster" is written by Jamie Linden (Dear John, We Are Marshall) and will be made for $30 million. »
Sneak Peek revealing images of "Fantastic Four" actress Kate Mara aka 'Sue Storm' the 'Invisible Woman', in a recent issue of "Elle" magazine:
Stylist for the "Elle" shoot was Elizabeth Cabral, with hair by Mara Roszak and makeup by Jake Bailey:
Mara filmed "Shooter" in 2007.
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- Michael Stevens
Award-winning composer Christophe Beck scores the action-drama Edge Of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The film follows a soldier (Cruise) who finds himself caught in a time loop while battling an alien invasion.
The Edge Of Tomorrow soundtrack will be released on Watertower Records. In theaters now, read Jim Batts’ review Here. Earlier this week I spoke with the composer about his latest film soundtrack.
Christophe Beck is behind the score to the Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning film Frozen. The Frozen soundtrack, certified platinum 11 weeks after its release, has sold more than one million copies, and spent five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Beck returned to the Muppets in Muppets Most Wanted after scoring The Muppets in 2011. He’s also scored the blockbuster Hangover trilogy, Tower Heist, Due Date, Date Night and Pitch Perfect. He staged the drama for »
- Melissa Thompson
Matthew McConaughey hosted a movie night with the Washington Redskins last night ... where 6 players screened their favorite movies -- And No One Picked A McConaughey Flick!!!The event was a fundraiser at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Ashburn, Va yesterday -- 6 players in 6 theaters treated fans to one of their favorite movies. For the record, the event raised money for the NFL's "Play 60" program and Matt's "Just Keep Livin" foundation ... tickets were $200-a-pop. As for »
- TMZ Staff
Anthony Mackie is a busy man, but apparently he's not busy enough. With some spare time in-between Marvel movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and his upcoming project with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, he's lined himself up to be in two different biopics. The first is Jimi, one of two upcoming biopics about famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The second, more recent project, is one that Mackie himself is developing and presenting to studios and will have him starring as famed Olympian Jessie Owens. While the project doesn't have a title as of yet, it does have two other films to compete with, and proves to be a golden opportunity for whomever gets it right. Deadline ran the story about how Anthony Mackie is teaming with writer Jamie Linden (who shares the film We Are Marshall as a common link between himself and Mackie) to co-produce a film from »
In 1936, at the height of Adolf Hitler’s reign in Germany, the Olympics were somehow hosted in Berlin. Just in case you aren’t familiar with the situation, Hitler had this belief in a master Aryan Race. He thought fair-skinned, blonde-haired humans were superior in every single way. So it must’ve come as quite a shock to watch that belief be dashed to pieces in his own backyard as a black American, Jesse Owens, completely dominated the blondes and everyone else who was on the track by winning an outstanding four gold medals.
Owens’ performance is regarded as one of the best stories track and field has to offer, and rightfully so. It’s actually quite surprising that there haven’t been more films made about that summer in ’36. Thankfully, that’s all about to change. Disney has a project in the works about Owens (based on Jeremy Schaap »
- Alexander Lowe
With John Boyega taking a major role in Star Wars: Episode VII, that left the lead role in the Jesse Owens biopic Race open for the taking. Now The Wrap reports rising star Stephan James, currently shooting the civil rights drama Selma, has landed the role following the iconic African-American track-and-field star who competed in the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany and won four gold medals after his humble beginnings saw him growing up in 1920s Cleveland, and eventually ending up in Alabama. That's where the film from director Stephen Hopkins (Blown Away) will begin. But it's not the only Jesse Owens project on the way. Deadline has word that Anthony Mackie is trying hard to get his own Jesse Owens biopic off the ground with the intention of producing the film with We Are Marshall writer Jamie Linden and also starring in the film as the quick Olympian. Mackie is »
- Ethan Anderton
Anthony Mackie, of Captain America fame, is shopping around a Jesse Owens biopic with We Are Marshall writer Jamie Linden, according to Deadline. The would-be movie, which Mackie would produce and star in, focuses on the lead-up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where Owens won four gold medals in the shadow of Hitler's regime. Sports versus Nazism! Dignity in the face of humiliating racism in one's own country! One of the greatest athletes who has ever lived! And Falcon! Make this movie, Hollywood. »
- Margaret Lyons
Mackie and Linden will produce the film which George Olson scripted. The pair will shortly shop the script around in hopes of fast tracking the feature focusing on the lead-up to the 1936 games where Owens' performance shook the world.
Unfortunately the film is entering a crowded field with several projects vying to bring the story to the screen first. One is Stephen Hopkins' "Race" which John Boyega was slated to star in and now has scored Stephan James as Owens. Another is Disney's "Triumph" which David Seidler ("The King's Speech") is scripting.
Mackie himself has also made headlines for dropping out of a long in the works film about famed coronet player Buddy Bolden. Anthony Mackie played the »
- Garth Franklin
The Captain America: The Winter Soldier star wants to produce and star in a film about the Olympic gold medal-winning legend, reports Deadline.
Us sprinter Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, humiliating Adolf Hitler and his claims of German racial superiority.
Hitler had attempted to ban black and Jewish athletes from the games, but backed down in the face of a threatened boycott.
Owens also faced prejudice in his home country.
Mackie was previously attached to an Owens biopic in 2006. He recently signed back on for revived Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi. »
A couple updates on competing biopics centered around Jesse Owens, the Olympian legend who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin games: John Boyega was set to star in Race, but needs to drop out to star in Star Wars: Episode VII. The Wrap reports Stephan James is now in talks to play Owens. Stephen Hopkins (House of Lies) will direct Race. Deadline reports Anthony Mackie "badly wants to play Jesse Owens" and is putting together a passion project to do so. Mackie and Jamie Linden (We Are Marshall) are producing and supervised a script by George Olsen that focuses on the lead-up to the 1936 Olympics. They will shop the project to distributors soon. There is a third Owens project, too! Last we checked, Antoine Fuqua signed on to direct a biopic scripted by David Seidler (The King's Speech) for Disney, but Fuqua has many irons in the fire. More after the jump. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Flying high on the success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie is hoping his impressive work to date can help him finally realise a long-held dream: playing Olympic legend Jesse Owens on the big screen. He’s been attached to a biopic of the man before, and now seems intent on producing his own, untitled take on Owens.With We Are Marshall’s Jamie Linden on script and co-producing duty, Mackie is set to offer up the project that will chronicle Owens’ life and career. He showed his sprinting abilities early in his native Alabama and eventually earned a place on the American Olympics team in 1936. Though Adolf Hitler had tried to ban black and Jewish athletes from competing, he relented in the face of a potential boycott, and was angered when Owens surged to a victorious sweep of four gold medals. Despite his legendary achievement, the runner still faced racism at home. »
Exclusive: While Anthony Mackie won’t be at the finish line for Dan Pritzker’s Bolden film, the actor has a passion project of his own that he is about to shop to distributors. The Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-star badly wants to play Jesse Owens, the sprinter whose four gold medal performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics infuriated and demoralized Adolf Hitler and put the lie to his theory that the Germans were the superior race. Mackie got together with his We Are Marshall writer Jamie Linden, and together they are producing an Owens film that was scripted by George Olson under their supervision. With longtime manager and producing partner Jason Spire from Inspire Entertainment, they will shortly shop the script in hopes of fast tracking a feature that will focus on the run-up to the 1936 games, and the profound impact that the performance by Owens had on the world. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
George Clooney may be off-limits now that he's engaged but he's still being sought after by women, as director Jodie Foster is courting the Oscar winner to star in her financial drama “Money Monster,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Written by Alan Difiore (“Grimm”) and Jim Kouf (“National Treasure”) as well as Jamie Linden (“We Are Marshall”), the story follows a TV personality whose insider trading tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When a viewer who lost all of his family's money on a bad tip from the money expert decides to. »
- Jeff Sneider
Jones played the lead female role in the movie "Love's Enduring Promise" as a pioneer family's oldest child.
She currently appears in the AMC original series "Mad Men" as young suburban housewife and mother 'Betty Draper Francis'.
- Michael Stevens
Exclusive: Rod Lurie has signed on to write and direct an event series for Fox about the Boston Marathon bombing. The untitled project, which is in development, is based on the best-selling book Long Mile Home, by Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, members of the paper’s team that won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the bombing. The book, a la The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, focuses on the real-life stories of five people whose lives are changed forever in two deafening blasts at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. It follows the heartbreak, terror and triumph on Boston’s tragic Marathon day and the week that followed. Basil Iwanyk, producer of We Are Marshall and executive producer of The Expendables franchise, will produce through his Thunder Road production company. He and Kent Kubena, who’s filming Gods Of Egypt, will shepherd the project for Thunder Road. »
- ERIK PEDERSEN
Fox is developing an event series about the 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy. Based on Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery and the Epic Hunt for Justice, by Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, the project will be written, directed and executive produced by Rod Lurie. The project will follow the heartbreak, terror and triumph on Boston's tragic marathon day and the week that followed, told through the eyes of various Bostonians, according to the official logline. Basil Iwanyk (We Are Marshall, The Expendables) and Kent Kubena of Thunder Road Pictures will also executive produce
- Philiana Ng
The neo-luddite attitude is bad enough, but the movie commits a far worse sin: it’s dull. If only it worked as a schlocky pile of pulp nonsense, that’d be something… I’m “biast” (pro): the cast is appealing
I’m “biast” (con): really? evil computer? *sigh*
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Human beings, at least in some places on planet Earth, are afforded the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. But somehow, pop culture has unilaterally decided that AI — artificial intelligence — is to be condemned before it even exists. And so we have Transcendence, which feels no need to mess about with any metaphoric applications of Evil Computers– like, say, how The Matrix used AI with a grudge against humanity to craft a seductive metaphor about conformity — but goes straight for the cautionary horror tale: Do not create AI, humanity. It’s »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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