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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures has hired screenwriter David Leslie Johnson to write the screenplay for the DC adaptation “Aquaman” for director James Wan (“Furious 7”) and starring Jason Momoa (“Game of Thrones”) in the title role. Johnson has a history with the studio writing the scripts for “Wrath of the Titans”, “Red Hiding Hood”, and “Orphan.”
Johnson recently collaborated with James Wan rewriting the screenplay to his follow-up to “The Conjuring”, “The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist.” Sources say Johnson is a third option to write the screenplay for “Aquaman” as Warner Bros. have already enlisted writers Will Beall (“Gangster Squad”) and Kurt Johnstad (“300: Rise of an Empire”) to write separate competing screenplays for the studio who will decide which script goes into production.
“Aquaman” is set to release in theaters July 27th, 2018.
Source: THR »
- J.B. Casas
Here’s the thing about Aquaman – the movie needs to work, and in order to do that, the script needs to have a very specific tone. Producer Zack Snyder captured that tone perfectly with his previously released still of Aquaman star Jason Momoa in full costume – but this doesn’t guarantee that the filmmakers entrusted with executing the project on set will be able to follow through. This is why the hiring of Aquaman writers comes under such scrutiny.
Thus far, we have heard of the involvement of three writers, all allegedly completing their own, individual Aquaman scripts – in much the same way that several Wonder Woman scripts have reportedly been commissioned. The choice of writers has left much to be desired however. Will Beall is a relative newcomer to the world of screenwriting, having just five episodes of Castle, and the movie Gangster Squad to his name. Jeff Nichols »
- Sarah Myles
Raising more than $1 million for her presidential election campaign in one night, Hillary Clinton was greeted Wednesday evening by a star-studded crowd at a Beverly Hills fundraiser hosted by pop star Christina Aguilera and her fiancé, producer Matthew Rutler. Katie Holmes, Muse singer Matthew Bellamy and former 4 Non Blondes singer Linda Perry (who wrote Aguilera’s hit song “Beautiful”) were among the celebs who mingled with Clinton on her fifth fundraising trip to Los Angeles. Also spotted in the crowd: Gangster Squad actress Ambyr Childers and her husband, Lone Survivor producer Randall Emmett, singer/actress Christina Milan and legendary
- Tina Daunt
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media have announced that principal photography is underway on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, the sequel to 2012’s Lee Child adaptation, which sees Tom Cruise returning to the title role.
Based on the 18th book in the bestselling series, Never Go Back is being directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai), with Cruise joined in the cast by Cobie Smulders (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn), Austin Hebert (Bonnie and Clyde), Patrick Heusinger (Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), and Holt McCallany (Gangster Squad).
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is set for release on October 21st 2016.
- Gary Collinson
Today fans of Tom Cruise got some good news. Paramount Pictures has announced that principal photography has begun for the sequel to the 2012 action film, Jack Reacher. Check out all the details here.
Actor/Producer/Stunt Extraordinaire Tom Cruise is back at it again. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, and Tom Cruise have elected to go the franchise route with Jack Reacher, the 2012 action film based on the Lee Child's book called "One Shot, which itself is part of a series of Jack Reacher novels. The new film will be titled Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and will be based on the 18th book in Childs' Jack Reacher series titled "Never Go Back". The new film is set to release on October 21, 2016, and will be directed by Edward Zwick. The film will be produced by Tom Cruise himself in addition to Don Granger, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Christopher McQuerrie. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media today announced that principal photography has commenced on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise (the Mission: Impossible franchise, Edge of Tomorrow) and directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond). Production will take place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016. The first film, Jack Reacher, earned $218.3 million worldwide during its theatrical release.
The new film is based on author Lee Child's 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer), Marshall Herskovitz (Love and Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick. The sequel reunites Tom Cruise and Edward Zwick for the first time since The Last Samurai.
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media today announced that principal photography has commenced on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise (the Mission: Impossible franchise, Edge Of Tomorrow) and directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond).
Production will take place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016.
The new film, a sequel to 2012’s Jack Reacher, is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer”), Marshall Herskovitz (Love And Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick.
Cruise is producing alongside Don Granger (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher), Skydance Media’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Eostorm), and Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Valkyrie). The executive producers are Paula Wagner (War Of The Worlds, “The Others) and Herb Gains (The Judge, »
- Michelle McCue
He must be her lucky star! More than 25 years after Sean Penn and Madonna ended their short-lived marriage, the ex-spouses are still drawn to each other like magnets. Penn, who split from girlfriend Charlize Theron in June, is one of Madge's biggest fans, and has been spotted at multiple concerts on her Rebel Heart tour in recent months. Most recently, the Gangster Squad actor, 55, was front-row at her show in Vancouver, Canada, on Wednesday, Oct. 14. He was photographed alongside fellow Madonna pal Amy Schumer, [...] »
With a release date set for November 3rd 2017, it looks like the ball has started rolling on Thor: Ragnarok with The Wrap reporting that New Zealand director Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark, What We Do in the Shadows) is in negotiations to helm the Thunder God’s second sequel, following Marvel Studios trend of choosing up and coming directors over established ones. Waititi (who has a history with comic book movies with a supporting role in Green Lantern) has made a name for himself in the world of t.v., helming episodes of The flight of the Conchords and The Inbetweeners, but he’s probably better known for last year’s vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, which has gone on to be a cult hit. Having beat out Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad, Zombieland), Rawon Marshall (Dodgeball), and Rob Latterman (Goosebumps), Waititi is certainly the most unlikely choice Marvel Studios has made, »
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Awesome news. Completely unexpected, but awesome. Our friends at The Wrap are reporting that Marvel Studios is closing in on a deal with New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi to direct the next Thor sequel, titled Thor: Ragnarok. In addition to working as a filmmaker and producer, Taika (also known as Taika Cohen) is an actor and appeared in a small role in the Green Lantern movie. I've been a big fan of his ever since Eagle vs Shark premiered at Sundance in 2007, and I've followed his career closely. He most recently directed the hilarious vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, as well as the Kiwi drama Boy from a few years ago. Waititi joked on Twitter saying: "Oh jeez. Who blabbed?" But later deleted the tweet. The report states that Waititi is "in negotiations" to direct Thor: Ragnarok for Marvel, and he apparently beat out Ruben Fleischer (of Zombieland, »
- Alex Billington
With Alan Taylor making his lack of interest in returning to the franchise clear earlier this year and Kenneth Branagh hard at work on Artemis Fowl among other things, who will take the helm of Thor: Ragnarok has been a mystery. Well, thanks to The Wrap, we now know that Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi will take the helm of the God of Thunder's third adventure. He apparently beat Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad) to the coveted gig, and is another very surprising and unusual choice by Marvel Studios just as James Gunn was for Guardians of the Galaxy and the Russo Brothers were for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Waititi is still in negotiations, but it sounds like a done deal at this point, so we'll likely hear something official from Marvel Studios soon. The filmmaker also wrote upcoming Disney animated »
While there were rumours that Kenneth Branagh might return to the Thor franchise for Thor: Ragnaork, he’s hard at work on Artemis Fowl and denied those reports some time ago. Alan Taylor, meanwhile, didn’t seem to enjoy his Marvel experience all that much, so the chances of him coming back always seemed somewhere between slim and none.
The search for a new director has been underway for the past few months and today, it’s been revealed that Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the Shadows helmer Taika Waititi is in negotiations to take the helm of Thor: Ragnarok. He apparently beat Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad) for the job, and it sounds like the deal is pretty near to closing at this stage.
- Josh Wilding
New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, best known for directing the vampire comedy "What We Do in the Shadows" and the series "Flight of the Conchords," is in negotiations to direct "Thor: Ragnarok" for Marvel Studios.
Chris Hemsworth will return as the titular superhero in this third film which uses the classic Norse mythological name for the apocalypse and is expected to have a big impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
The film will be a "gritty" retelling of the legend that sees Robin (Kingsman: The Secret Service's Egerton) arrive back from the Crusades and recruit his band of Merry Men after finding corruption across Sherwood Forest and Nottingham.
It will be produced by Harold, alongside Leonardo di Caprio's »
Josh Brolin is over Hollywood’s young male stars acting like tough guys, and mocked one guy in particular, who sounds a lot like his former “Gangster Squad” costar Ryan Gosling. Describing “young Hollywood punks on set” who buy a $400 leather jacket “all ripped up,” Brolin unloaded about the anonymous actor in a new interview. “I remember a guy I worked with who was from Ontario, but he talked like De Niro,” Brolin told Man of the World. “I was like, ‘Holy s–t, he’s actually doing De Niro. Does he know that I know? I’m not even »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Universal Pictures is getting back in business with Liam Neeson, acquiring an action-comedy pitch entitled The Revenger for the actor to star in. The pitch comes from screenwriters Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, who will write the script, with Ruben Fleischer attached to direct. No story details have been released, since the logline is being kept under wraps, according to Deadline.
Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce for their Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner. Ruben Fleischer is also producing with his partner David Bernad for The District. Liam Neeson previously collaborated with Bluegrass Films and Universal Pictures on this summer's comedy sequel Ted 2. It isn't known when production may begin on this project.
Liam Neeson has been busier than ever over the past few years, after the 2009 surprise hit Taken turned him into a bona fide action movie icon, although he still finds plenty of time for comedy projects. »
He's signed up for the lead role in The Revenger, which is being directed by Ruben Fleischer. Fleischer previously helmed Zombieland, 30 Minutes Or Less and Gangster Squad, and this new project has been penned by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (the first two Night At The Museum films).
Full details of The Revenger's plot have been kept under wraps so far, so we just have the tantalising prospect of a Neeson-headlined action comedy to leave you with for the time being. More on the project as we hear it, though. »
The logline is being kept under wraps.
Neeson most recently starred in “Taken 3” and Warner Bros.’ “Run All Night” and can next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” and Focus’ “A Monster Calls.” He is repped by CAA and attorney Mark Stankevich.
Lennon and Garant have written films in the “Night at the Museum” franchise, “Hell Baby,” “Herbie Fully Loaded,” “The Pacifier,” and Comedy Central’s “Reno 911.” They are repped by UTA, Principato-Young and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.
- Justin Kroll
We have now, apparently, reached the stage of Liam Neeson’s action career where he’s ready to take spoofing it to the next natural stage – an entire action comedy on the big screen. All right, so we don’t know for sure that it will be exactly that, but The Revenger sounds like it could be.Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer has come aboard to direct the film for Universal, based on Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant’s script. Little is known about the screenplay besides the name, but given that it comes from the men behind the first two Night At The Museum films, Hell Baby and Balls Of Fury, expect silliness. Neeson has shown he’s more than willing to be funny in the past, most famously still in Extras, but also in the likes of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Lego Movie and Non-Stop. Fleischer, »
Hey girl! Emma Stone is reuniting with Ryan Gosling in their third film together, "La La Land," and our favorite on-screen couple was snapped together on the Los Angeles set on Wednesday. The "Easy A" star looked chic in a blue mini with white stripe details, while her hunky leading man sported brown tweed pants, a white button-down and some sexy stubble. Directed by "Whiplash's" Damien Chazelle, the story reportedly "follows Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone), who are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart." We can already see the romantic spark between them! Stone and Gosling (and his infamous abs) first worked together in the 2011 comedy "Crazy Stupid Love" with Steve Carrell. »
- tooFab Staff
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