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James Mangold (3:10 To Yuma, The Wolverine) is in negotiations to direct a film adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s The Deep Blue Good-By, according to Deadline. The book was the first of a 21-part mystery series starring lead character Travis McGee, and Fox is hoping to launch a franchise with it. They believe Travis Mcgee has the potential to become a character like Jason Bourne, Jack Ryan, or- more recently- Jack Reacher, that can anchor a series of films.
At one stage, Leonardo DiCaprio was set to play him, but that fell through due to the actor’s schedule. DiCaprio will remain onboard as a producer, though. So if Mangold does sign on the dotted line, it’s safe to say the hunt for the right guy to portray McGee will begin.
The character is described as something of a beach bum in Florida that lives on his houseboat, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Travis McGee lives on a houseboat in Fort Lauderdale dubbed The Busted Flush, taking on "salvage consultant" jobs whenever he is running low on money, recovering lost items for clients for half of the profits. When he meets the battered Lois, he tries to track down her abusive boyfriend, a journey which becomes far more violent and complicated than he imagined. The character, who appeared in 21 of John D. MacDonald's books, is seen as the precursor to other popular literary heroes such as Jack Reacher and Spenser: For Hire, who has a penchant of helping out damsels in distress during his adventures.
Exclusive: As David Ellison‘s Skydance Productions gets more creatively ambitious in the popcorn pictures it makes in partnership with Paramount Pictures, the label has added a former Par stalwart exec in Don Granger. Granger joins Ellison and Dana Goldberg at Skydance in the post of Evp Feature Productions. It is a newly created position and he will report to Goldberg, the company’s chief creative officer. As Skydance continues to pursue tentpole films like with the reboot of The Terminator franchise, Granger seems like an ideal fit because he has spent most of his career shepherding exactly these kinds of films. He most recently worked with Paramount and Skydance producing Jack Reacher, and before that had a strong relationship with Tom Cruise as president of Motion Picture Production at United Artists when Cruise and Paula Wagner revived the label. Granger before that was senior exec at C/W Productions »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Exclusive: James Mangold is negotiating to direct The Deep Blue Good-By, the 1964 John D. MacDonald novel that kicked off series of mystery novels with character Travis McGee. This has long been eyed by Fox as the launch of a star-driven franchise based on the beach bum McGee, a forerunner of muscular solitary heroes like Jack Reacher and Spenser For Hire, helping (and romancing) damsels in distress as he kicks ass against the powerful. The film was originally set as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. That’s not going to happen now, as DiCaprio has plenty of work in front of him and this film, with a most recent script draft by Mystic River novelist Dennis Lehane, is certainly ready to go. DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson-Killoran are producing with Amy Robinson and Chernin Entertainment. Previous script drafts were done by Dana Stevens and Kario Salem. Mangold, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Callum Blue (The Princess Diaries 2) has been tapped for a regular series role in TNT’s pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves, Proof centers on a skeptical, hard science, female surgeon who is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation. Callum, repped by Gersh, The Artists Partnership and Sanders Armstrong Caserta, plays Ivan Turing, a technology multi-billionaire who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher) has been booked for a regular series role in Wgn America’s 13-episode scripted series Manhattan. From writer Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme, Skydance TV, Tribune Studios and Lionsgate TV, Manhattan is set against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families. Fast, repped by UTA, Great North »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
After portraying slick, ambitious FBI agent Anthony Amado in David O. Russell’s acclaimed crime caper American Hustle, which won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and is currently up for 10 Academy Awards, Alessandro Nivola has booked another buzzy period pic: J.C. Chandor’s New York crime drama A Most Violent Year.
The film, set in the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in New York history, follows a family of immigrants who attempt to create a prospering business without getting dragged into the crime, corruption and decay of the day. Oscar Isaac stars alongside Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks and David Oyelowo.
Nivola joins the cast as Peter Forente, a heating oil distributor and a competitor to Isaac’s character. Given Nivola’s penchant for playing sleazy characters, I’d imagine Forente will be one of the film’s main antagonists, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Personal is scheduled for hardcover and trade paperback release in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other international countries on August 28th, 2014, followed by a September 2nd release in North America. Someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president but failed to kill him. The suspected sniper has serious skills and is a hard man to find. Reacher tracked him down once and put him in jail. Now he's asked to hunt him again, and put him away permanently. Lee Child is the author of eighteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and The Hard Way, and the #1 bestsellers The Affair, Worth Dying For, 61 Hours, Gone Tomorrow, Bad Luck and Trouble, and Nothing to Lose, as well as the short stories “Second Son” and »
- Pietro Filipponi
News Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 06:37
The upcoming reboot of the Terminator franchise has found the new Kyle Reese...
His career has taken him from Spartacus: Blood And Sand, to being Werner Herzog's henchman in Jack Reacher, through to being one of the very few to escape the shambles that was A Good Day To Die Hard in tact. It looks, though, as if Jai Courtney has found his highest profile role to date, as - confirming earlier rumours - he's been cast as Kyle Reese in the upcoming Terminator reboot, Terminator: Genesis.
He steps into shoes previously worn by Michael Biehn and Anton Yelchin, and his casting completes the principal line-up for the new Terminator film. Jason Clarke is set to play John Connor, Emilia Clarke is Sarah Connor, and Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back too.
Photography can't be far off starting, given that the movie has a »
The Australian actor beat out the likes of Sam Reid, Wilson Bethel and Boyd Holbrook for the role. He joins Jason Clarke as John Connor, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film.
In the original 1984 film, Michael Biehn played Kyle Reese - a soldier sent back in time by resistance leader John Connor to save his mother Sarah. Kyle ultimately became John's actual father.
Alan Taylor directs this entry which is said to be the first of a standalone trilogy and is expected to take place both in the future and a presently unknown time in the past before John was born.
Courtney is best known for his role as John McClane's son Jack in last »
- Garth Franklin
Like all casting it’s been a bit of a process, but Terminator: Genesis has found it’s Kyle Reese in Jai Courtney. The part was originated in Terminator by Michael Biehn and later played by Anton Yelchin in Terminator: Salvation. Courtney joins Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emelia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke (no relation) as John Connor.
What do you think? Is Courtney a good choice for the part?
I’ve only seen him in A Good Day to Die Hard, and wasn’t exactly impressed.
Terminator: Genesis is »
- Philip Sticco
The character that Michael Biehn made awesome, Anton Yelchin made dumb, and Jonathan Jackson made boring, is returning to the big screen, as Jai Courtney has been cast as human resistance leader Kyle Reese in 2015′s Terminator: Genesis. Skynet’s worst enemy has had quite a crisis of identity since Biehn nailed the nuance of the role in James Cameron’s 1984 sci-fi action masterpiece, The Terminator, and his lasting imprint on the character will insure that Courtney has some substantial boots to fill. Courtney’s slim resume may make fans of the Terminator franchise, and Reese in particular, nervous about his capturing the role. His closest competition was model-turned-actor Boyd Holbrook, who while building an increasing film profile, has similarly not had his breakout role as of yet. Nailing Kyle Reese would go a long way in helping audiences forget his wooden performance in John Moore’s A Good Day to Die Hard, an »
- Dustin Hucks
About a week ago we reported that two actors were in contention for the coveted role of Kyle Reese in director Alan Taylor’s upcoming film, Terminator: Genesis. Those actors were A Good Day To Die Hard star Jai Courtney and relative unknown Body Holbrook (Hatfields &McCoys). At the time, it was suspected that Holbrook was the frontrunner for the role. Today, however, it’s being reported that the studio has gone with Courtney. He will join the film alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger (returning as the titular killing machine), Game of Thrones alum Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Zero Dark Thirty star Jason Clarke (no relation) as John Connor.
This fifth instalment in the Terminator franchise has been in the works for several years now, mostly due to legal troubles after The Halcyon Company filed for bankruptcy in 2009. The rights were then picked up by Annapurna Pictures in 2011, and after »
- James Garcia
The cast is starting to come together for the upcoming reboot of The Terminator series. After a number of male actors were in the running for the role of Kyle Reese, it has been revealed that Jai Courtney is officially on board.
Courtney, who was most recently seen in I, Frankenstein, A Good Day to Die Hard, and Jack Reacher, will be joined by Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as John Connor, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This movie will be helmed by Alan Taylor, who most recently directed Thor: The Dark World and previously directed a number of Game of Thrones episodes. Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) have been working together on the screenplay, but we have no detailed story information at this time.
Earlier this year, Paramount Pictures partnered with Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures for this reboot of »
- Jonathan James
Earlier this month, it was revealed that both Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher) and Boyd Holbrook (The Host) were competing for the role of Kyle Reese in Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genesis.
Despite the fact that Holbrook was said to be the favourite at the time, it has today been confirmed that Courtney will take on the role made famous by Michael Biehn in the James Cameron-helmed original for Paramount Pictures and Skydance.
Variety first reported on the casting, and the A Good Day to Die Hard star will be joined by a returning Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular cyborg, Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Zero Dark Thirty’s Jason Clarke as her son, John Connor. Little is known about the plot, although it is believed that the plan is for this to be the first instalment in a new trilogy. »
- Josh Wilding
The long national nightmare is finally over. Sort of. After other people like Nicholas Hoult and Garrett Hedlund passed on the part, Jai Courtney has landed the role of Kyle Reese in the "Terminator" reboot aka "Terminator 5" aka "Terminator: Genesis." Hooray. He'll join the returning Ah-nuld, Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke in the Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones," "Thor: The Dark World") directed movie, about which details are being kept under wraps for now. The actor, who broke out in "Spartacus: Blood & Sand," is threatening to become another Sam Worthington — frequently cast, but rarely memorable. Despite appearances in "Jack Reacher," "A Good Day To Die Hard," and "I Frankenstein" he's failed to move the needle much (but in fairness, they aren't good movies to begin with), though kudos to his agent for continuing to get him into the right meetings. Perhaps we'll see him fulfill the industry hype when »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The new Terminator film has found its Kyle Reese. After testing a number of actors for the key role in director Alan Taylor’s (Thor: The Dark World) reboot Terminator: Genesis, we learned recently that Taylor and Paramount had narrowed their focus to two actors: Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher) and Boyd Holbrook (The Host). Now Variety reports that the former has come away with the role, as Courtney has been tapped to play Kyle Reese opposite Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as John Connor, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the iconic Terminator. Hit the jump for more. Per Variety’s report, plot details on Terminator: Genesis are firmly under wraps save for the fact that it’s being planned as the first in a new trilogy of films. Michael Biehn inhabited the Reese role in James Cameron’s original film, so Courtney certainly has big shoes to fill. »
- Adam Chitwood
A Good Day To Die Hard and Jack Reacher star Jai Courtney has secured the role of Kyle Reese for Paramount's reboot of The Terminator franchise, Terminator: Genesis. Originally played by Michael Biehn in director James Cameron's 1984 film (and a brief cameo in Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Reese is the father of John Connor, who would become the leader of future resistence in the war against the machines. Courtney joins the already cast Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as the »
- Paul Shirey
Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures have partnered to release a new Terminator movie that will be the first of a stand-alone trilogy rebooting the existing franchise. Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard, Jack Reacher, Divergent) is the latest addition to the film's cast. He will play the role of Kyle Reese, originated by Michael Biehn and later played by Anton Yelchin. He will join already announced cast consisting of Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, playing Sarah Connor, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Jason Clarke as John Connor. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be reprising his iconic role as the title character. The new film is being directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) off a script by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. At this time no plot details have »
- Pietro Filipponi
(Cbr) The fate of the future has come down to two names: Jai Courtney and Boyd Holbrook. According to Deadline, the two actors have emerged as the final contenders to play Kyle Reese in Paramount Pictures and Skydance’s Terminator Genesis, the planned reboot of the "Terminator" franchise. The Reese role was originated by Michael Biehn and later portrayed in "Terminator Salvation" by Anton Yelchin. On looks alone, model-turned-actor Holbrook ("Hatfields & McCoys") more closely resembles Biehn and Yelchin’s Reese, although there’s an argument that Courtney has greater star power; he appeared in "Jack Reacher" and starred as John McClane’s son in »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
The casting for Kyle Reese in director Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genesis has been narrowed down from five actors to two: Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard, Jack Reacher) and Boyd Holbrook (The Host, Out of the Furnace). Each actor carries a very different presence, but Holbrook has more of the feel and vibe that Michael Biehn had in James Cameron's original film.
Whoever ends up in the role will join Arnold Schwarzenegger, Game Of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, and Zero Dark Thirty’s Jason Clarke as her son, John Connor. The story that they plan to tell will span at least two films, and it will end the story of Skynet’s battle with the resistance that Cameron started.
Out of the two actors that are up for the part, who would you like to see take it? I'm personally not sold on either of them, »
- Joey Paur
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