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Blade Runner Screenwriter to Be Announced Soon

29 December 2011 6:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, we reported that director Ridley Scott is confirmed to direct the new Untitled Blade Runner Project, which is believed to be a sequel. Producer Andrew A. Kosove revealed in a recent interview that the project still isn't confirmed as a sequel just yet, and that a screenwriter will be announced in early 2012.

"Sometime in the first two months of the new year we'll announce who the screenwriter will be and whether or not it's a prequel or sequel. And then we'll be off to the races."

When asked if this Untitled Blade Runner Project will be Ridley Scott's next project, Andrew A. Kosove said it is a very high priority for the director.

"Here's the thing about Ridley. Ridley is a special guy. He's a force of nature. He's got a lot of stuff that he's working on. I believe it's an extremely high priority for Ridley, »

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Producer Andrew Kosove Says Screenwriter For New 'Blade Runner' Film Will Be Announced Soon, Black List Script 'Prisoners' Still On The Way

23 December 2011 10:54 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With 2011 winding down, all eyes are now on 2012 and what the future will bring. One project knocking around for a while is "Prisoners," and the new year should bring the film some better fortune. Making the Black List way back in 2009, the film has gone through three directors (Bryan Singer, Daniel Espinosa, and Antoine Fuqua), and a handful of potential stars, before settling on "Incendies" director Denis Villeneuve earlier this year. With Villeneuve recently lining up the Russell Banks adaptation "The Darling," we wondered what was happening with "Prisoners," and recently had the opportunity to speak with Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove about development on the project, as well as few more high profile films he's got brewing, inlcuding Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" followup, the "Point Break" remake and more. Penned by Aaron Guzikowski (who wrote the upcoming Mark Wahlberg thriller »

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Jessica Chastain Cast in Denis Villeneuve’s The Darling

16 December 2011 9:35 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

In an interview with the Calgary Herald the acclaimed American novelist of The Sweet Hereafter and the recent Lost Memory of Skin, Russell Banks has confirmed that his novel The Darling will soon be adapted for the big-screen. The project was previously set to be a Martin Scorsese’s follow up to The Aviator in 2004 [...]

Continue reading Jessica Chastain Cast in Denis Villeneuve’s The Darling on FilmoFilia.

Related posts:Jessica Chastain to star opposite Brad Pitt in ‘Tree of Life’ Jessica Chastain To Star In Guillermo Del Toro-Produced Horror Mama IncendiesDenis Villeneuve to Direct Vigilante Thriller Prisoners

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New Trailer for Mark Wahlberg's Action-Thriller Contraband

8 November 2011 7:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Universal Pictures has released a new movie trailer for their upcoming action thriller called Contraband, which stars Mark WahlbergKate BeckinsaleBen FosterGiovanni Ribisi and Lukas Haas. The movie was written by Aaron Guzikowski, the writer behind 2009 Blacklist spec script Prisoners. This is a remake of a 2008, the star and producer of that original 2008 film, Baltasar Kormakur, is directing the remake.

In the film Wahlberg plays a former smuggler trying to go straight as a night guard. When his wife’s brother (who got him the job) botches a smuggling run, his life is threatened and the night guard is dragged in for one more job. Foster plays the night guards best friend and right hand man, who helps him take on the dangerous job.

We may have already seen this kind of movie several times before, but it still looks like it will be entertaining. 

Here's the »

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Poster for Contraband starring Mark Wahlberg & Kate Beckinsale

1 November 2011 2:22 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here is a new poster for Universal Pictures' action thriller Contraband. The film has a great solid cast that includes Mark WahlbergKate BeckinsaleBen FosterGiovanni Ribisi and Lukas HaasAaron Guzikowski wrote the script. Guzikowski wrote the 2009 Blacklist spec script Prisoners. Baltasar Kormakur is directing the film, he also directed the original in 2008.

Wahlberg plays a former smuggler trying to go straight as a night guard. When his wife’s brother (who got him the job) botches a smuggling run, his life is threatened and the night guard is dragged in for one more job. Foster plays the night guard's best friend and right hand man, who helps him take on the dangerous job.

Here's the synopsis:

Chris Farraday long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy, botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs, Chris is forced back into »

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Trailer for the Action Thriller Contraband - Mark Wahlberg & Kate Beckinsale

29 September 2011 11:10 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for their upcoming action thriller Contraband, which has a great cast of actors including Mark Wahlberg, Kate BeckinsaleBen FosterGiovanni Ribisi and Lukas Haas. The movie was written by Aaron Guzikowski, the writer behind 2009 Blacklist spec script Prisoners. The star and producer of the original 2008 film, Baltasar Kormakur, will directed the remake.

Wahlberg plays a former smuggler trying to go straight as a night guard. When his wife’s brother (who got him the job) botches a smuggling run, his life is threatened and the night guard is dragged in for one more job. Foster plays the night guard's best friend and right hand man, who helps him take on the dangerous job.

It's not like we've never seen anything like this before, but it still looks like it will be an entertaingly action-packed film.

Here's the synopsis:

Chris Farraday long »

- Venkman

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Watch: Mark Wahlberg Gets Pulled Back Into The Life In Gritty, Familiar 'Contraband' Trailer

29 September 2011 10:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ruh roh. Mark Wahlberg is getting pulled back into Da Life. If you ever wondered what a Liam Neeson thriller mashed up with your average Jason Statham movie--with a much better cast--would look like, here's "Contraband" to give you an idea. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur, who starred in the Icelandic original “Reykjavik-Rotterdam” (yep, it's a remake), and penned by Black List-approved Aaron Guzikowski (the guy who penned the once hot "Prisoners"), the film follows a security guard and former smuggler (Wahlberg) who, facing financial troubles, is roped back into his old ways. So what does that mean? He'll have to… »

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Robocop Eyes Michael Fassbender

23 September 2011 6:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

MGM is prepping its RoboCop remake, and actors such as Chris Pine, Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp have been mentioned as possible candidates to star. Director Jos&#233 Padilha, who signed on to direct the remake back in March, recently said his top choice for the cyborg cop is Michael Fassbender. Here's what Jos&#233 Padilha had to say about the remake below.

"I'll film RoboCop. I'm indeed writing the script, the writer is here with me in Rio, we've spent over the last 15 days working together, refining the script.

I'll be travelling this friday back to La, bringing this new version to discuss with the studio, and maybe begin with the casting, selecting actors... and the idea is to begin filming in February or March. That's the idea, you know, we never know in the American movie industry. We're just delivering the project, but also we depend on the schedule of the actors. »

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Johnny Knoxville To Go Camping In Untitled Comedy

22 August 2011 1:00 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Prepare for your comedic worlds to collide: Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt are teaming up for an as-yet untitled comedy.

Deadline has the news that the two funnymen will be starring in a flick to be directed by relative newcomer Todd Rohal. They will play battling brothers who, in an attempt to honor their dying father, take a group of boys on a camping trip...though of course that does not go as planned. The movie also stars Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney and Patrice O'Neal.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!

Michael Fassbender Offered "Prisoners"

ComingSoon has learned Michael Fassbender has been offered the lead in the suspense thriller "Prisoners." For years, Alcon Entertainment had Leonardo DiCaprio attached in the main role, but now that director Denis Villeneuve has come on board, they want the "X-Men: First Class" star at the front of the flick. »

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Michael Fassbender offered the lead in dark thriller Prisoners

21 August 2011 7:43 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

The intense demand for Michael Fassbender is showing no sign of slowing down, with The Playlist confirming that the actor has been offered the lead role in Prisoners. The movie, which is based on a 2009 Black List script by Aaron Guzikowski, has previously had the likes of Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Hugh Jackman and Leonardo DiCaprio interested at various points. Bryan Singer and Antoine Fuqua have hovered over the director's chair, but the most recently attached name was Denis Villeneuve (Incendies), who was hired to direct Prisoners...

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Casting Bits: Mary-Louise Parker In ‘R.I.P.D,’ Danny Trejo In ‘Haunted High,’ Abigail Breslin In ‘Class Project,’ Michael Fassbender In ‘Prisoners’

19 August 2011 4:45 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Little known fact: casting never stops in Hollywood because movies constantly need actors. See? You learn something new everyday. Here's one such update with five films that have all made major additions to their cast. After the jump read much more about: Weeds star Mary Louise Parker joining the comic book adaptation R.I.P.D. Anna Paquin, Ryan Phillippe and Luke Wilson all getting Straight A's Danny Trejo and M.C. Gainey heading to Haunted High Abigail Breslin killing her mom as a Class Project Michael Fassbender being offered the lead in Prisoners R.I.P.D., directed by Robert Schwentke (Red), is based on a comic book and will star Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as dead detectives who investigate murders from beyond the grave. Reynolds is the latest recruit who agrees to the job to track down his own his own killer and Bridges is his veteran mentor. Variety reports [1] Mary-Louise Parker has just »

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Michael Fassbender Being Sought For ‘Prisoners’

19 August 2011 10:09 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Someone needs to devise the proper mathematical formula for how Michael Fassbender‘s involvement in a movie increases my excitement for that project. Every few months finds me reading that someone is asking him to star in their film — because he’s wonderful — and I suddenly find an interest that wasn’t previously there.

Such is the case with Prisoners, a film that I had completely forgotten about until now, when I read the story from ComingSoon that says the actor is being offered the lead role. This film has had a slightly troubled pre-production; Bryan Singer was going to direct Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg before they left. Antonie Fuqua and Hugh Jackman then became attached, which ended up not working out, either. Leonardo DiCaprio was offered to star, but he passed.

Then, Incendies director Denis Villeneuve signed on to helm Aaron Guzikowski‘s Black List script for a fall shoot, »

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Michael Fassbender Takes No 'Prisoners'

19 August 2011 8:24 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Hot off his role as Magneto in the summer blockbuster "X-Men: First Class," Michael Fassbender is turning up the heat even more.

 

Word around town is that the blue-eyed thesp has been offered the lead role in the upcoming feature "Prisoners."

Written by Aaron Guzikowski, the suspense thriller follows the story of Keller Dove, a carpenter and father who abducts and tortures the man he believes to be responsible for the disappearance of his daughter and her best friend. It's being described as "Mystic River" meets "Taken."

Sounds pretty good to us.

Though Denis Villeneuve, of "Incendies" fame, currently sits in the director's chair, nothing is official yet. There's also no word yet of a potential co-lead to play the abductee to Fassbender's abductor, Coming Soon reports.

And while we're pretty pumped to see Fassbender in this edgy role, it's probably worth noting that a bevy of other Hollywood leading men—including Leonardo DiCaprio, »

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Fassbender Offered "Prisoners" Lead

19 August 2011 7:32 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

An offer is out to rising Irish star Michael Fassbender ("X-Men: First Class," "Jane Eyre") for the lead role in the suspense thriller "Prisoners" at Alcon Entertainment reports Coming Soon.

The story follows Keller Dove, a carpenter and father of two whose daughter goes missing. He then abducts and tortures the main suspect in order to try and find the real kidnapper.

"Incendies" director Denis Villeneuve now helms the film, replacing the previously attached Leonardo DiCaprio and director Antoine Fuqua who've been linked with the long gestating project over the last few years. »

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Michael Fassbender gets Prisoners

19 August 2011 2:45 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - Movies | See recent Virgin Media - Movies news »

Michael Fassbender has been offered the lead role in 'Prisoners'. The 'X-Men: First Class' actor is replacing Leonardo DiCaprio - who was initially offered the role a few years ago - in the suspense thriller from Alcon Entertainment. Denis Villeneuve ('Incendies') is directing the project, in which Michael will play carpenter Keller Dove, who abducts and tortures a man he suspects of kidnapping his daughter when she goes missing. It is not yet known who will play the victim of the torture in the upcoming movie, which is due for release in 2012. »

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Michael Fassbender Replaces Leonardo DiCaprio in Prisoners

19 August 2011 2:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

According to web rumors, Alcon Entertainment is eyeing Michael Fassbender to play the lead in their new thriller Prisoners, replacing Leonardo DiCaprio who was in talks for the part.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Incendies director Denis Villeneuve had taken on the project and now it looks like an offer has gone out to Michael Fassbender (Magneto in X-Men: First Class) to play the lead role of Keller Dove.

The film centers on a desperate father who turns vigilante and abducts the man he suspects is behind the disappearance of his eight year old daughter and her best friend, after cops fail to find the little girls and release the suspect.

No production date has been set.

Prisoners comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve. »

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Michael Fassbender to be One of the Prisoners?

18 August 2011 5:15 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's been a while since there was any movement on the once hot Hollywood script for the flick Prisoners. Everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio to Christian Bale to Mark Wahlberg to directors Bryan Singer and Antoine Fuqua were attached to it at one time or another.

Now a new leading man is in Alcon Entertainment sights.

According to Coming Soon an offers is now out to actor Michael Fassbender (pictured right), who was last seen playing Magneto in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class.

If signed, Fassbender will land the lead role of Keller Dove, a carpenter and father of two who abducts and tortures the main suspect when one of his daughters goes missing in order to try to find the real kidnapper.

The film will mark the English language film debut of Incendies director Denis Villeneuve. That is, if he can remain director long enough to get this one done. »

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Michael Fassbender To Take Prisoners?

18 August 2011 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Once upon a time, Prisoners, the hot Black List script by Aaron Guzikowski, was being "fast tracked" into production. Two years later, that process doesn't seem so speedy. Potential directors Bryan Singer and Antoine Fuqua and possible stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman have all come and gone in the the meantime, but the film is still on rails of some kind. And this morning came the news that Prisoners' lead role has now been offered to Michael Fassbender.The movie sounds like it's essentially a two-hander, with the plot involving a father taking the law into his own hands and kidnapping the man he believes to be responsible for the disappearance of his daughter and her best friend. The soundbite description of choice is the identity crisis of "Mystic River meets Taken". Incendies director Denis Villeneuve is apparently the current incumbent in the director's chair, »

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Michael Fassbender Offered Lead Role in Prisoners

18 August 2011 4:27 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The film project Prisoners has been trying to get to the big screen for a couple of years now. Antoine Fuqua was originally attached to directed it, but was eventually replaced by Denis Villeneuve (Incendies). There have also been a few great of actors attached the movie as well over the years which includes, Leonardo DiCaprioMark WahlbergChristian Bale. Apparently all of them have fallen through. 

Today it's being reported that Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) was actually offered the lead role in the movie. Prisoners is a dark story that centers on a small-town carpenter (Fassbender) who, after his daughter and her friend are kidnapped and the cops fail to solve the crime, takes matters into his own hands, holding hostage the person he suspects committed the crime. He also comes into conflict with the big-city detective assigned to the case. The story has drawn comparisons to a »

- Venkman

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Michael Fassbender Offered Lead in Dark Thriller 'Prisoners'

18 August 2011 4:01 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

The once hottest script in town, Alcon Entertainment is hiring yet another detective for their thriller Prisoners, which once saw Leonardo DiCaprio attached as well as Training Day director Antoine Fuqua. Cs reports that an offer has gone out to actor Michael Fassbender, last seen playing Magneto in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, to play the lead role of Keller Dove, a carpenter and father of two who abducts and tortures the main suspect when one of his daughters goes missing in order to try and find the real kidnapper. No word on if Incendies director Denis Villeneuve is still at the helm. Aaron Guzikowski's dark tale "centers on a small-town man who, after his daughter and her friend are kidnapped and the cops fail to solve the crime, takes matters into his own hands, holding hostage the person he suspects committed the crime. He also comes into conflict with the big-city. »

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