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Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief director Seth Gordon has signed on to direct Paramount's movie adaptation of the hit TV series Baywatch, which has Dwayne Johnson set to star. The actor has been attached to the project since October, when, ironically, Horrible Bosses 2 filmmakers Sean Anders and John Morris were set to direct. It is unclear at this point when production may begin, but the studio has been trying to get this project off the ground for many years.
The Baywatch movie has been in the works since July 2009, when Jeremy Garelick signed on to write and direct. A slew of writers have worked on the project between now and then, including Brian Gatewood & Alessandro Tanaka, Peter Tolan and Justin Malen. The writing team of Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, which the studio is moving forward with.
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If this isn't a no-brainer, we don't know what is. A couple of filmmakers just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary on none other than Bill Nye. That's right, The Science Guy could be coming to a theater near you—if we all collectively band together to make it happen. David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg are partnering with Producer Seth Gordon (he of Freakonomics and The Goldbergs fame) to "make the definitive film on Bill Nye the Science Guy and his quest to change the world with science." More specifically, the flick will follow Nye around the world as he champions space exploration and fights against climate change naysayers. Sign us up! Of »
Producers have launched a $650,000 Kickstarter campaign for a documentary on science educator Bill Nye, best known as “The Science Guy.”
David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, who teamed on the documentary “The Immortalists,” will direct, with Seth Gordon and Nick Pampenella producing. Gordon won the Academy Award for best documentary for “Undefeated.”
Nye is the CEO of the Planetary Society, where he’s leading a mission to launch a solar-powered satellite into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of science, technology and discovery.
Donation incentives include a sneak peek of the film, in which Nye witnesses the launch of his solar sail into space, his handwritten notes from the evolution vs. creationism debate, one of his bow ties and an associate producer credit for $10,000.
- Dave McNary
RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, wrapped last night with Shawkat Amin Korki’s Memories on Stone winning best narrative feature and Hao Zhou’s The Chinese Mayor winning best documentary feature.
In the audience awards, best of the fest went to honoree Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution; best narrative feature went to Anywhere Else by Ester Amrami; best documentary feature went to Marc Silver’s 3 ½ Minutes and best indie was Proud Citizen by Thomas Southerland.
The festival presented 165 films in total in its 17th annual edition; more filmmakers than ever before attended the event.
“Films showcased at our festival this year reflected diverse stories from around the world, immense talent from directors, many trained in Winston-Salem, and a host of passionate projects that are jewels »
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Keanu Reeves has joined the anticipated new Epix Original Documentary, Deep Web, as narrator. From director Alex Winter, the film chronicles one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century - the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the 30-year-old entrepreneur recently convicted of being 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' creator and operator of online black market Silk Road. This is the first time Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have worked together since 1993's Freaked, which followed their co-starring roles in the successful Bill and Ted' films. Deep Web will world premiere at South by Southwest this Sunday, March 15 and will make its World Television Premiere on Epix Spring 2015. Content Media handles the film's international sales and distribution.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Said Keanu Reeves:
5 items from 2015
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