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After a six year break from directing between "Hostel: Part II" and the upcoming "The Green Inferno," it looks like Eli Roth won't let a gap like that happen again: he's lining up a new horror film to tackle. Roth has signed on to direct "Knock Knock," a film he co-wrote with "Aftershock" dudes Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo. The plot? Well, it will tell the tale of "two young girls who show up unexpectedly at the home of a married man where they seduce him and wreak havoc on his perfect life." Sounds like a porno with an unhappy ending. Perhaps fittingly, this will be quick and dirty with the $10 million movie shooting in April. [The Wrap] Robert Schwentke, aka The Guy Who Made "R.I.P.D.," is bouncing back. First he bagged the gig helming the "Divergent" sequel "Insurgent," and now he's going to make a war flick to. In German. Schwentke will helm "Hauptmann, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Robert Schwentke, director of R.I.P.D., R.E.D. and Insurgent, the planned sequel in Summit Entertainment's sci-fi feature Divergent, will return to his German roots with a new project, the WWII period drama Hauptmann. Schwentke is currently in development on the film, which is being set up as a co-production between Berlin-based shingle Filmgalarie 45, Poland's Opus Film and Alfama Films in Paris. Schwentke will also pen the script to Hauptmann, based on the true-story of Willi Herold, a private in the German army who, in the final days of WWII, steals
- Scott Roxborough
After back-to-back hit Ya franchises in “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” Lionsgate/Summit is hoping lightning will strike a third time for “Divergent,” which is based on the bestselling series of books by Veronica Roth. On Tuesday night, the studio hired Robert Schwentke (“R.I.P.D.”) to direct the sequel “Insurgent,” which hits theaters in March 2015. While three of Schwentke’s four movies have made money, including Summit’s own action franchises starter “Red,” his last movie “R.I.P.D.” lost $100 million for Universal and earned a paltry 13% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Also read: ‘Divergent’ Sequel ‘Insurgent Will Be Directed by Robert Schwentke In the latest installment. »
- Wrap Staff
Summit Entertainment's found a director for the second film of Veronica Roth's bestselling Divergent book series. The Divergent sequel Insurgent will be directed by Robert Schwentke (Red, R.I.P.D.) with Akiva Goldsman (who made his directorial debut with Winter's Tale) handling the script. Shailene Woodley and Theo James are back in starring roles and Summit's set a March 20, 2015 release date for the sci-fi action film.
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Summit Entertainment are clearly confident that they have a hit on their hands with the upcoming Divergent, as they have now found a director for the follow-up to that movie, Insurgent. Last year, it was revealed that Divergent director Neil Burger would be unable to helm the sequel due to the fact that post-production of the first movie overlapped with pre-production of the second.
Instead, Red director Robert Schwentke will helm Insurgent (which has already been given a release date of March 20th, 2015), based on a script from Akiva Goldsman and a draft by Brian Duffield. Based on Veronica Roth’s sci-fi novels, the studio have even dated the planned third part of the franchise with Allegiant already dated for March 18th, 2016.
Schwentke also directed big budget disappointment R.I.P.D., »
- Josh Wilding
Summit are really confident that everyone is going to see their big, juicy Ya adaptation "Divergent" next month. Or they're at least hoping that their confidence and premature announcement that a sequel is coming will encourage audiences to a buy a ticket. Either way, they're making plans so that they're prepared when "Divergent" becomes an (inevitable?) hit film. And they are pinning their hopes on the guy who directed "R.I.P.D." to keep the franchise moving. Yep, Robert Schwentke has bounced back from directing one of 2013's biggest financial bombs and critical failures to get the gig helming "Insurgent." With a script from Akiva Goldsman ("Batman & Robin," "I Am Legend," this weekend's "Winter's Tale") the sequel will continue the adventures of Shailene Woodley's Tris who is rebelling against authority for some reason or another (we can't keep track of these things anymore)—here's the Amazon synopsis: One choice can transform »
- Kevin Jagernauth
I learned yesterday I might be interviewing Miles Teller for his role in Divergent, the upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth's best-selling young adult novel as it seems Summit is preparing the full court press for the March 21 release and now it seems they're already preparing for the future. Last night it was announced Robert Schwentke (Red, R.I.P.D.) will direct Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, continuing the journey of Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) as war now looms in her dystopian America, which is divided into five ideological factions to stabilize society and uphold peace. Every citizen must choose a permanent faction at age 16 - either their own or another. Divergentco-stars Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Tony Goldwyn, Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and Ole Christian Madsen and since I don't know much about the franchise I can only tell you with any »
- Brad Brevet
It was recently confirmed that Neil Burger – the director of Summit Entertainment’s opening action franchise Divergent – would not be returning to helm the sequel, Insurgent. The first film, which is still to hit cinemas, is based on the novel series by Veronica Roth and led by Shailene Woodley. It follows teenager Tris Proir in a near future where the world’s population are forced into distinct factions based on their personalities. However, Tris discovers a she is a “divergent” and the authorities are planning to wipe her kind out!
In addition to the confirmation that Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman would be penning the screenplay for the fast-tracking follow-up, we can announce Robert Schwentke as Insurgent’s director. Schwentke is best known for his work on all-star action comedy Red and last summer’s box-office dud R.I.P.D. (which was never as bad as the numbers suggested). He also directed Jodie Foster »
- Craig Hunter
In December we reported Divergent director Neil Burger won't be back for the sequels Insurgent and Allegiant, but it appears Summit Entertainment has found his replacement for the second movie based on the popular young adult series. The studio has announced Red and R.I.P.D. director Robert Schwentke will helm Insurgent. Here's the announcement from Summit: Robert Schwentke will direct Summit Entertainment’s Insurgent, the sequel to the studio’s »
- Jesse Giroux
News Simon Brew 12 Feb 2014 - 06:48
Arriving in cinemas next month is Divergent, the first in a planned trilogy of films based around the books by Veronica Roth. Shailene Woodley takes the lead in the film, with Limitless helmer Neil Burger directing. But it's been known for some time that Burger wouldn't be returning to do the next film.
And now we know who is. Robert Schwentke has been hired by Summit Entertainment to direct the next chapter in the saga, Insurgent. Most recently, he was responsible for R.I.P.D., which it's fair to say wasn't one of 2013's finest movies. Prior to that, he's helmed the first Red movie, Flightplan and The Time Traveler's Wife.
On paper, he seems a weaker choice than Burger, but get the right material to the right person, and good »
Robert Schwentke has boarded "Insurgent" for Lionsgate, the follow-up to the upcoming "Divergent" starring Shailene Woodley, reports Variety. This comes after "Divergent" director Neil Burger didn't want to direct the sequel. “Insurgent” is written by Veronica Roth, the second in the series of novels which is set in a Chicago. The film starts production in March, 2015 and is being released via Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment. Schwentke directed Summit's "Red" as well as the very-poorly-received Universal sci-fi action comedy "R.I.P.D." starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. »
So we already know that a sequel to Divergent, titled Insurgent, has been given the green light. We also know that director Neil Burger won’t be returning to helm it. What we didn’t know, however, was who would replace him. Today though, the answer to that question has arrived in the form of director Robert Schwentke.
Summit announced that Schwentke will be helming Insurgent, which is the second book in Veronica Roth’s novel series and is currently being adapted for the screen by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman. Much of the cast from Divergent is expected to return and the film has a release date set for March 20th, 2015.
While I can’t say for sure how Divergent will turn out, things certainly seem promising for the Ya adaptation. Strong source material, an impressive cast, a talented director, it’s all adding up to what I think »
- Matt Joseph
Schwentke is set to take directorial duties on "Insurgent," the second film of the proposed trilogy based on Veronica Roth's sci-fi novels. Akiva Goldsman is currently polishing the script based on a draft by Brian Duffield.
Due to the compressed production schedule of the series, which aims to release one film a year, the first film's director Neil Burger could not helm the second film due to the overlapping schedules of the films.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
“Divergent,” starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, will open March 21 amid high expectations that Summit and Lionsgate can duplicate the massive success of the “Twilight” franchise and the first two “Hunger Games” films.
Woodley portrays a teen living in a futuristic American society in which people are divided into five groups based on specific values once they turn 16.
- Dave McNary
About two months ago, we reported that Divergent director Neil Burger would not be returning to helm the sequel, titled Insurgent. Now, it looks as if Summit has found a new director in Robert Schwentke, who is best known for directing the comedic actioner Red, and most recently helmed R.I.P.D. Insurgent, the second book in the Veronica Roth novel series, was initially adapted for the screen by Brian Duffield, with work currently being done by screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, and Kate Winslet, Divergent opens March 21st. Hit the jump for more. Here's the press release from Summit providing more details on Schwentke coming on board to direct Insurgent: Robert Schwentke will direct Summit Entertainment’s Insurgent, the sequel to the studio’s futuristic adventure Divergent based on »
- Dave Trumbore
Summit Entertainment has hired Robert Schwentke to direct the sequel to Divergent, which will be called Insurgent. Schwentke, should be quite familiar to most of us as he has directed two comic book movies in the past, Bruce Willis' Red (2010) and Ryan Reynolds' R.I.P.D. (2013). Divergent, which stars Shailene Woodley ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), is the first of a planned trilogy. The films are based on the novels written by Veronica Roth. The script for Insurgent is currently being written by Akiva Goldsman based on a draft by Brian Duffield. Insurgent will land in theaters March 20, 2015. Why isn't Divergent director Neil Burger directing the sequel? Well, according to Summit post-production on Divergent will overlap pre-production on Insurgent. Summit wants to whip out the sequel as fast as they can, and can't wait around for the first film to be complete to start planning the second. Video: Divergent: »
To celebrate the release of supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. on 2-Disc 2D and 3D Blu-ray™ combo and DVD – both with UltraViolet™ – on the 20th January, we’re teaming up with Universal to give 5 lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a copy of the Blu-ray™ combo!
After cop Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) loses his life in a warehouse shootout, he is recruited by the Rest In Peace Department (R.I.P.D.) – a police force assembled from the spirits of the greatest cops that ever lived. Acting as an invisible guardian, to ensure that the dead stay dead, Nick must patrol and protect the world below from the ‘Deados,’ a destructive army of creatures who refuse to move peacefully to the afterlife.
Nick accepts the challenge and joins his new partner Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges), a grouchy but skilful ex-u.S. Marshal from way back in the 1800s. As the job begins, »
- Simon Gallagher
After faltering with Green Lantern and R.I.P.D. recently, Ryan Reynolds has returned to the world of independent film this year with The Voices. Previous efforts include Buried and The Paper Man, and this time Reynolds teams with Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi for an odd, dark comedy. The plot follows Reynolds as a man named Jerry who gets caught up in a murder, and ends up finding surprising advice from his dog, Bosco, and his cat, Mr. Whiskers. Now a teaser poster from the premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (we hope to have a review later this week) as arrived, showing this isn't Dr. Dolittle at all. Look! Here's the teaser poster for Marjane Satrapi's The Voices from Collider: The Voices is directed by Marjane Satrapi (Perseopolis) and writer Michael Perry (Paranormal Activity 2, "The River"). This genre-bending tale centers around Jerry Hickfang (Ryan Reynolds), a lovable but disturbed »
- Ethan Anderton
Next Monday sees the release of supernatural cop action-adventure R.I.P.D., which sees the spirits of former cops Nick (Ryan Reynolds) and Roy (Jeff Bridges) team up as partners in the Rest In Peace Department – the greatest police force ever assembled. With that in mind, we thought it was the perfect time to compile a round-up of our favourite film cop duos that could give Nick and Roy a run for their money.
10. Angel & Butterman – Hot Fuzz (2007)
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Hot Fuzz follows the story of Sgt. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg), an extremely dedicated police officer who is reassigned from inner city London to the ‘crime-free’ village of Sandford, Gloucestershire. He is partnered with Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), a nice but naïve young police officer who is in awe of Sgt. Angel. Everything seems quiet for Angel and Butterman, until two characters are found decapitated. Witty and exciting – Hot Fuzz is a must-see. »
Let's get one thing out of the way first, Kevin Hart is hilarious. Even in a toned down, third-rate, PG-13 buddy comedy like Ride Along he's hilarious. However, when I see it took four people -- Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi -- to write a screenplay that could just as easily be outlined on a napkin before handed over to Hart while telling him to improvise the rest frustrates me. Of that lot only Mantazoukas has anything respectable to his credit while Hay and Manfredi have brought us the likes of R.I.P.D., Clash of the Titans and Aeon Flux. Suffice to say, without Hart, Ride Along would have been unwatchable. In the opening minutes we meet Ice Cube as hard-boiled detective James Payton, working undercover, attempting to learn the identity of some anonymous villain named Omar. Things go bad, the bad guys find out he's a »
- Brad Brevet
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