17 items from 2015
Director Vincenzo Natali (Splice, Cube) has been attached to helm a big screen version of the William Gibson cyberpunk novel Neuromancer since 2010, but according to the latest update on the project from Screen Daily, he won't be behind the camera for the adaptation. The site is reporting that producer Lucas Foster (Law Abiding Citizen, Jumper) "is currently in talks with new writers and a director" for Neuromancer. It's not clear why Natali left the »
- Jesse Giroux
There's good and bad news this morning for anyone following the tortuous and slow development of Neuromancer. The good news is that the adaptation of William Gibson's cyberpunk classic is still out there and has just secured some new funding. The bad news is that the long-attached Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) is no longer directing. And with him has gone the Gibson-approved screenplay that was supposed to have been cracked.The UK-based Gfm films remain in play on the project, and the company has now partnered with the Chinese C2M Media Group for co-financing and further development. Producer Lucas Foster (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Man On Fire) is currently in talks with unspecified new writers and a new director.Published in 1984 (two years after Blade Runner, which, when he saw it, almost caused him to stop writing), William Gibson's book was part of the vanguard of the cyberpunk movement. »
Director Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) has signed on to direct an adaptation of In the Tall Grass, a 2012 novella from Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, which centres on a brother and sister on a cross country road trip who find themselves fighting for their lives after reponding to a young boy’s cries for help coming from an overgrown field.
“Who would think that grass could be frightening,” Natali tells Screen Daily. “Trust Stephen King and Joe Hill to find a way. They have transformed an otherwise innocuous Kansas field into a stage for some of the most disturbing horror fiction I have ever read. When they go to assist the boy, they discover that strange forces are at work. Space is warped so that one minute they are together and the next they are miles apart. The field is an ineffable maze from which there is no escape. »
- Gary Collinson
With new adaptations of It and The Stand in the works from major Hollywood studios and talented, in-demand filmmakers, Cary Fukunaga and Josh Boone respectively, it.s not a bad time for Stephen King adaptations. And we can add one more to the list, as Splice director Vincenzo Natali is bringing In the Tall Grass to the big screen. Talking to Screen Daily, Natali revealed that not only will he direct In the Tall Grass, he.s handling screenplay based on the novella written by King and his son and fellow horror writer Joe Hill. Now available as an e-book, the story originally appeared in the pages of Esquire in two parts back in 2012. Described as a horror road trip, In the Tall Grass follows a young man named Cal DeMuth and his pregnant sister Becky. While driving through Kansas, they hear a boy crying out for help in a »
Set around an abandoned Kansas rest stop, the story starts out innocently but ultimately turns an innocuous field into a stage for some disturbing horror fiction.
Natali says in an interview: "Who would think that grass could be frightening. Trust Stephen King and Joe Hill to find a way. They have transformed an otherwise innocuous field into a stage for some of the most disturbing horror fiction I have ever read."
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- Garth Franklin
Screen Daily has learned that Cube and Splice director Vincenzo Natali has a new movie in the works, and it is an adaptation of the novella In the Tall Grass. Written by father-son duo Stephen King and Joe Hill (Locke & Key), the thriller was first published in the June/July and August 2012 issues of Esquire, and was later released as an e-book. Natali wrote the screenplay, and production on the planned film will begin this September in the Toronto area. Description from Amazon: »
- Jesse Giroux
We’re getting into a new age of Stephen King adaptations. The Stand and It are both being redone for the big screen, from directors Josh Boone and Cary Fukunaga — both very promising projects. And now Vincenzo Natali, who made films like Cube and Splice and is a director on Hannibal, is going to adapt In the […]
- Russ Fischer
ScreenDaily reports that cameras are scheduled to roll on the feature film version of In the Tall Grass this September, with Natali directing from his own screenplay adaptation. Copperheart and Mosaic Media are producing the project.
In the Tall Grass follows "a young man and his pregnant sister on a road trip who end up fighting for their lives in a field after they respond to a boy’s cries for help." The novella was originally published as a two-part story in Esquire.
Concerning the novella, Natali (who directed the first three episodes of the upcoming third season of Hannibal) said, "They [Stephen and Joe] have transformed an otherwise innocuous Kansas field into a stage for some of the »
- Derek Anderson
Vincenzo Natali, director of sci-fi horror favorites like Cube and Splice, will helm an adaptation of Stephen King & Joe Hill co-penned novella, In the Tall Grass for Copperheart Entertainment. Originally published in two parts in the summer 2012 isuses of Esquire, and now available as an e-book, In the Tall Grass sees a road-tripping…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Altitude Film Sales managing director Mike Runagall and his team will kick off pre-sales next week on the story of a young man and his pregnant sister on a road trip who end up fighting for their lives in a field after they respond to a boy’s cries for help.
Natali adapted the screenplay from the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill, which first appeared as a story in Esquire. Paradigm represents Us rights to the project.
Steve Hoban of Copperheart, which is producing in association with Mosaic Media, serves as producer and Gloria Fan is executive producer. Principal photography is scheduled for September in the Toronto area.
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Altitude Film Sales managing director Mike Runagall and his team will kick off pre-sales next week on In The Tall Grass, about a young man and his pregnant sister on a road trip who end up fighting for their lives in a field after they answer a boy’s cries for help.
Paradigm represents Us rights to the project, which first appeared as a story in Esquire. Natali adapted the screenplay.
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It looks like Hollywood may be running out of well-known titles from the past to remake, because now they're reaching into the late 90s for a cult sci-fi horror film for inspiration. THR reports Lionsgate is developing a remake of the 1997 flick Cube. The film is being described as a reimagining of the original film and is going by the title Cubed this time. The first film came from Splice director Vincenzo Natali, but this time it will be up and coming director Saman Kesh behind the camera to update the project for audiences 18 years later. In addition, Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts is on board to produce with Roy Lee. Read on! If you want to get acquainted with Saman Kesh, here's his acclaimed short Controller: The new film will use the same premise as the original film with seven strangers finding themselves trapped in a giant cube structure. »
- Ethan Anderton
Earlier this month, we reported that Season 3 of Hannibal will debut on NBC June 4. NBC revealed back in January that they were pushing the show to debut in the summer, instead of the spring like the first seasons, but it seems the extended wait will be well worth it. Series creator Bryan Fuller took to his Twitter account earlier this week to share a number of intriguing details about this upcoming season, along with the directors for four of the 13 episodes.
Bryan Fuller made all of these revelations after asking the fans on his Twitter page to vote for his earlier series Pushing Daisies in an online poll of which beloved but short-lived shows should come back. After Pushing Daisies beat out Firefly in the final round, Bryan Fuller started releasing Hannibal tidbits, first revealing that the Season 3 premiere, "Antipasto", "will take place over four different periods of time." Unfortunately, »
Neil Marshall and Vincenzo Natali: horror hounds know the former for his directing of The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, and more, while the latter brought Splice, Haunter, Cube, and the "U is for Utopia" segment of ABCs of Death 2 to life on the big screen. These two creative horror genre minds bring their skills to the always dangerous dinner table of NBC's Hannibal, as showrunner Bryan Fuller has revealed Marshall and Natali directed select episodes of the third season. Also unveiled are the titles of four season three episodes, one of which should sound very familiar to fans of Thomas Harris' 1981 novel and the 2002 (second) film adaptation of the same name.
On his Twitter page, Fuller announced that Vincenzo Natali directed the first three episodes of Hannibal Season 3, respectively titled "Antipasto", "Primavera", and "Secondo." Fuller then revealed that Neil Marshall helmed "The Great Red Dragon", the eighth episode of season three. »
- Derek Anderson
The wait for the third season of Hannibal has been a long one but thankfully creator Bryan Fuller likes to keep his fans satiated with small teases via Twitter. He recently revealed a couple of the directors involved with the upcoming third season, Splice director Vincenzo Natali can credit the first three episodes of the season to his name. Natali is no stranger to the Hannibal family, having directed several great episodes of Hannibal during its second season, but it's nice to »
- Kevin Fraser
Legions of dedicated Hannibal fans have suffered an agonizing wait since the show’s season 2 finale. A bloody, savage closer, it hinted at a brand new era for the series which is set to debut its third season in a little over two months.
From the small spatter of details revealed via casting announcements and teaser posters, it’s been fun assembling a rough image of what to expect from season 3. There’s been a time-hop tease, a nudge toward territory previously broached in the movie adaptations, and the biggest drop of all from series creator Bryan Fuller, who jokingly referenced the “second biggest” character in the entire Hanni-verse making an appearance.
Fuller’s propensity for dishing the dirt on his creation continued last night over on Twitter. In a series of hint-heavy Tweets, he revealed a wealth of new info on the show’s forthcoming season 3.
On the basis of the first teaser poster, »
- Gem Seddon
We're still a few months out from the June 4th premiere of the third season of NBC's "Hannibal". Series creator Bryan Fuller is aware that the waiting is hard for fans of the show, and so has dropped a few nuggets of information regarding the upcoming season through his Twitter account.
Amongst the garnered facts are that the season premiere takes place over four different periods of time. Also "Cube" and "Splice" director Vincenzo Natali will helm the first three episodes which all have Italian cuisine titles - Antipasto, Primavera, Secondo.
But the most exciting news? Neil Marshall is set to helm the eighth episode of the season which will be entitled "The Grand Red Dragon". "The Descent" director has become one of the most in demand TV director working these days and has helmed two episodes each of "Game of Thrones," "Black Sails" and "Constantine".
Source: Twitter »
- Garth Franklin
17 items from 2015
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