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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."
"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, »
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 »
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 [...]
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- Nick Martin
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… »
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 José 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 José 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. »
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!
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. »
- Terri Schwartz
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...
- Matt Maytum
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  Mary-Louise Parker has just »
- Germain Lussier
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.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
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, »
- Elizabeth Durand
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. »
- Garth Franklin
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. »
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.
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.
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.
- Uncle Creepy
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, »
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. »
Alcon Entertainment has been trying to get their suspense thriller Prisoners off the ground for a couple of years with Leonardo DiCaprio once attached as well as Training Day director Antoine Fuqua. Back in April, it was announced that Incendies director Denis Villeneuve had taken over the reins, but ComingSoon.net has now learned from a couple of sources 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 who will play that suspect or the other key leading role for the detective on the kidnapping case. »
Sam Worthington is attached to star in an untitled sci-fi project for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Deadline. All that's known is that the story is centered on a war in outer space. Basil Iwanyk ("Clash Of The Titans") is producing while Aaron Guzikowski ("Contraband", "Prisoners") penned the script. Worthington is currently shooting the "Clash Of The Titans" sequel in London. He's also slated to film the surfing drama "Drift" sometime in the near future. »
Sam Worthington better get his space suit back on. After venturing deep into the galaxies in James Cameron‘s Avatar, Warner Bros. has acquired a pitch for a new sci-fi film from Aaron Guzikowski (who scripted Prisoners, to be directed by Denis Villeneuve of Incendies fame). [Deadline]
Spare details are available, only that it is a “grounded space war film,” and that Clash of the Titans producer Basil Iwanyk is on board. After his break-out in Terminator Salvation, and then two huge 2010 blockbusters with Titans and Avatar, Worthington has thankfully shown he is more than just an action robot with dramas like Last Night and The Debt.
I’m not sure what a “grounded” film about a space war would contain, but I’m still somewhat on the Worthington boat. I’m looking forward to his upcoming drama Man on a Ledge and The Fields, from Michael Mann‘s daughter Ami Canaan Mann. »
- Jordan Raup
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