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Josh Hutcherson, who plays “Hunger Games” victor Peeta in the blockbuster franchise, will next be seen in “Paradise Lost,” a 2014 drama in which he stars as a surfer who meets the girl of his dreams in Colombia — then meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro). See video: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s’ Josh Hutcherson Is Just So Punchable in ‘SNL’ Promo Last May, Hutcherson’s production company, JetLag Productions, announced he will star in and produce “Ape.” Directed by Miguel Sapochnik (“Repo Men”), the dark psychological thriller focuses on a young man’s struggle with mental illness, love and a deep-rooted family. »
- Wrap Staff
Even if you've never seen Park Chan-Wook's original "Oldboy," you've probably heard about a sequence that's whispered about in film school dorms and discussed endlessly through online message boards. At this point, it's taken on an almost mythical quality of notoriety, so much so that it's impossible to imagine Spike Lee's new, American version, starring Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen, without it. Thankfully, it's there. It is... the hammer fight. And, in new art debuting exclusively on Moviefone (below), the hammer takes center stage.
In "Oldboy," Brolin plays an advertising executive who is mysteriously imprisoned in a phantom hotel, unaware of why he has been captured or who is responsible. (He's also kind of a d*ck; when he's just-as-mysteriously released, his list of suspects is a mile long.) As you may expect, it's a long and body-littered path to the truth, and this is particularly true when he »
- Drew Taylor
Directed by Henry Saine
In the post-apocalyptic Bounty Killer, bounty hunters roam the wasteland and earn their keep by taking down white-collar criminals. One of the hunters, a guttural and scruffy Nathan Drake lookalike known as the Drifter (Matthew Marsden), turns prey when a bounty is suddenly put on his head, which causes a bit of strife between him and his rival, the foxy and more famous Mary Death (Christian Pitre), who happens to always wear what looks like a hybrid nurse and stewardess outfit (plush with go-go boots and garters).
With a Mad Max-esque backdrop and shades of a Repo Men-like anti-corporate sensibility, Bounty Killer has all the earmarks early on of being a self-serious post-end-of-the-world morality play. Thankfully, with its shoot-’em-up narrative structure, cheesy and obvious CGI, actors who stick closely to their silly character presets, »
- Justin Li
Fox has given a full 13-episode first season order to their upcoming ancient Egyptian drama “Hieroglyph”, which is set to be written by “Pacific Rim’s” Travis Beacham. When a network makes this kind of investment in a show — handing out a full season order before the pilot is even shot (or in this case, written) — it’s always a good idea to pay attention, because it usually means they really, really like something about it. “Gotham”, the Batman-less Batman TV show, was another full series commitment from Fox. So what’s “Hieroglyph” all about? The series, set in ancient Egypt, centers on a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers. Beacham will write, with “Repo Men’s” Miguel Sapochnik scheduled to direct the pilot. According to Fox head honcho Kevin Reilly, “Hieroglyph »
We told you earlier this week about once-dead zombie pilot Babylon Fields getting a new start with a pilot pickup by NBC. Now we have news of a more recently dead pilot doing even better, as Fox has announced that it has not only picked up the 2011 pilot Hieroglyph, but it is giving it a 13-episode order, skipping that whole pesky pilot (re)development stage.
And here’s the even better news: it promises to be one of Our Kind of Shows. A series set in ancient Egypt isn’t one we’d automatically cover here at SciFiMafia.com, but Fox, bless ‘em, uses phrases like “world of magic, gods and goddesses” and “where fantasy and reality intertwined” and “divine sorcerors” and “fantastical goings-on” to describe the show.
- Erin Willard
Fox has given a 13-episode series order to "Hieroglyph," fantastical action-adventure show produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Chernin Entertainment, and executive-produced by Peter Chernin ("New Girl, Rise of the Planet of the Apes ), Katherine Pope ("New Girl") and Travis Beacham ( Pacific Rim , Clash of the Titans ), who wrote the pilot script. Miguel Sapochnik ( Repo Men , "Fringe") will serve as an executive producer on the project and will direct the premiere episode. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2014. Set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined, "Hieroglyph" follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal »
Fresh off the success of this year’s genre series Sleepy Hollow, Fox is ordering another new high-concept show straight to series. The network announced today that it has commissioned 13 episodes of the fantastical action-adventure drama Hieroglyph, which takes place in ancient Egypt. Written by Pacific Rim scribe Travis Beacham, the story “follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies, and even a few divine sorcerers.” It sounds like a gleefully fantastical show, so it’s no wonder it comes from the mind of the writer who dreamt up Pacific Rim’s world of kaijus and jaegers. Beacham wrote the pilot script and will executive produce the series alongside Peter Chernin (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Katherine Pope (New Girl), with Repo Men director Miguel Sapochnik set to helm the pilot and also act as an executive producer. »
- Adam Chitwood
There's something about the humble movie hammer that gives us the shivers. Not so much when it's clutched in the hand of Ryan Gosling and he's using it to build a house for his girlfriend. No, more the Kill List / Repo Men / Drive school of cranial smush tool useage. And Josh Brolin's vengeful ad exec clearly isn't using his to hang paintings in this new poster for Spike Lee's Oldboy. Lee's remake of the Park Chan-wook classic seems to have been in production so long we'd begun to lose hope of ever seeing it. It's now moving towards a November release in the Us and will start creating a stir at the New York Comic-Con event this weekend. It shouldn't take much to get a buzz building: the Chan-wook origin has fans almost as fanatical as Brolin's character, although it remains to be seen which way that buzz will go. »
BBC Two drama Top of the Lake debuted with 1.93m (10.5%) from 9.10pm on Saturday (July 13), overnight data suggests.
The six-part series, created and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Jane Campion, stars Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss as a detective who returns to New Zealand to investigate the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl.
Meanwhile, Your Face Sounds Familiar continued with 2.87m (18.4%) on ITV at 7.30pm, down 150k on last week.
The channel earlier showed You've Been Framed at 7pm, picking up 2.27m (16.4%). All Star Family Fortunes earned 2.46m (13.7%) at 8.45pm, while The Americans was seen by 930k (5.3%) at 9.45pm.
Over on BBC One, The Queen's Coronation Festival Gala attracted 3.09m (20.9%) from 7pm, after which The National Lottery: In It to Win It retained the same figures as last week with 3.56m (21.4%) at 8.15pm. Casualty was watched by 4.18m (22.7%) at 9.15pm and Mrs Brown's Boys pulled in 4.32m (25.1%) at 10pm.
Back on BBC Two, »
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing The Host on Blu-ray and DVD July 9, director Andrew Niccol's adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer novel. Saoirse Ronan stars as Melanie Stryder, one of the few people left on Earth who hasn't been inhabited by aliens known as Souls. We have a contest lined up where one lucky grand prize winner will take home a Blu-ray signed by author Stephenie Meyer, with our first prize winners receiving unsigned Blu-rays. These prizes will be gone fast, so hurry and enter today. Details are below.
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Forest Whitaker has already played one historical leader and won an Oscar for it and now he may do it again. Paul Greengrass is casting for his upcoming film Memphis and he has his eye on the Academy Award-winning actor for the role of Martin Luther King Jr. The Scott Rudin-produced film was originally a Universal property but was dropped (due to scheduling and financing) a while back. It’s been in development for some time now and has only recently started to pick up some steam.
Details on how the film will play out aren’t fully known just yet but we have heard that it won’t paint King in the mostly flattering way, which is why his estate is against it. From what we know, the film will show King towards the end of his life “as he struggles with his personal life, including the breakdown of his marriage, »
- Matt Joseph
Due to the massive success of The Hunger Games, Josh Hutcherson can likely have his pick of roles for quite a while. He could opt to go the major blockbuster route, sticking to adaptations of young adult novels that will rake in the cash, or he could get… darker. It looks like he’s deciding to go the latter route, as he’s now signed on to star in and produce Ape, the story of a man who’s struggling with mental illness and a family secret.
That definitely doesn’t sound like a light-hearted story, but then again, what’s darker than a bunch of kids killing each other? Unfortunately, we still don’t know much about the film, but Hutcherson does say that he believes in the global appeal of the project, and to see it made would be a dream come true.
- Alexander Lowe
Of all the heartthrobs who come and go in teen movies, Josh Hutcherson stands out. That sounds like a weird thing for a grown man to say about someone tween girls hang on their walls, but you've got to tip your hat to Hutcherson for taking on a mixture of projects that keep him safely ensconced with his younger fanbase (The Hunger Games, Journey to the Center of the Earth) while also branching out to more challenging material (The Kids Are All Right, Paradise Lost). And now it looks like he's taking on another unique project that's not quite aimed at his core fanbase: Ape. The Wrap broke the news, referring to the project as a "dark psychological thriller" directed by Miguel Sapochnick (Repo Men) and written by Jon Johnstone. The plot details are...
- Peter Hall
Josh Hutcherson has a long road ahead of him in "The Hunger Games," but he's staying plenty busy in between trips back to Panem. The latest project he's tossed on his to-do pile is a thriller called "Ape," which he'll both star in and produce. It's described as "a dramatic tale of a young man's struggle with mental illness, love, and a deep-rooted family secret." It will be interesting to see if Hutcherson's rising star can bring attention to a small indie film like this. The script is from newcomer Jon Johnstone, and it will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik, whose most high-profile movie has been "Repo Men" with Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. Although Hutcherson has been acting steadily for the past decade or so, he really made people sit up and notice him in 2010's "The Kids Are All Right." He'd done drama before, but not for anything »
- Jenni Miller
Josh Hutcherson will star in Ape.
The Hunger Games actor is also set to produce the psychological thriller, according to The Wrap.
The film is described as "the dramatic tale of a young man's struggle with mental illness, love and a deep-rooted family secret".
Watch a teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire below:
Hunger Games in pictures: »
Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) has a pretty long and varied resume, bouncing from one genre of movie to the next and regardless of the final product he serves his purpose and usually goes unscathed in criticism. I.m not sure we.ve seen him channel anything that would make him a good lead in a thriller though. But that may soon change. He.ll have a chance to prove himself in the dark psychological drama Ape, which The Wrap reports he will produce through his JetLag Productions banner along with Bree Herzog.s Atomic Owl Pictures. The script was written by newcomer Jon Johnston, and the film will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik, whose only directorial film credit is 2010.s perfectly average Repo Men. Beyond that, Sapochnik has directed a bunch of TV episodes on series such as House M.D., Fringe and most recently Revolution, and he also »
Josh Hutcherson must have seen Silver Linings Playbook and dug Jennifer Lawrence's foray into the mental health realm. The man in the middle of four films as Peeta Mellark is now set to produce and star in Ape, "a dramatic tale of a young man’s struggle with mental illness, love and a deep-rooted family secret." Repo Men helmer Miguel Sapochnik will direct. »
- Zach Dionne
• Zac Efron (17 Again) will play a college student-turned-police informant in Narc, described as a “college Donnie Brasco.” Efron’s character is a big man on campus type, but that’s where any similarity to his High School Musical basketball player ends. In Narc, Efron’s a frat president and lacrosse team captain until he’s busted for drugs. But then he takes a page from the books of Frank Abagnale and Neal Caffrey and puts his skills to use as a narc for the police. [Deadline]
- Emily Rome
After conquering "The Hunger Games," Josh Hutcherson is set to star in the dark psychological thriller "Ape" for Atomic Owl Pictures and JetLag Productions. Miguel Sapochnik ("Repo Men") will direct the film from a script by newcomer Jon Johnston. Bree Herzog is producing for Atomic Owl along with JetLag's Hutcherson, Michelle Fightmaster and Ric Beddingfield. ICM Partners will handle worldwide rights. "Ape" is a dramatic tale of a young man's struggle with mental illness, love and a deep-rooted family secret. "We strongly believe in the global appeal of this project and we're excited to »
- Jeff Sneider
If you were one of the many who saw Star Trek Into Darkness this weekend, then you are well aware that Simon Pegg stole the entire friggin' show. So what's next up for the actor who also has At the World's End coming up? Read on for the latest!
Screen Daily reports that Pegg has come on board the Australian thriller Kill Me Three Times from Red Dog director Kriv Stenders. Pegg joins the action set in a sun-drenched Australian town where a young woman is the link between murder, blackmail, and revenge.
The flick formerly had director Greg McLean in the director's chair with Alice Braga (Repo Men), Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch), Ben Mendelsohn (Killer Elite), and Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom) originally set to star. But things change...
- Uncle Creepy
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