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James Gunn's brother and cousin, Brian and Mark respectively, are teaming to pen the film adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's comic book series "Jupiter Legacy" for producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
The story follows a group of aging superheroes (the Union) who used their powers for the greater good of all. It follows the offspring kids who haven't really lived up to the legacy of the golden age of superheroes - more interested in fame and fortune.
The two Gunns previously penned "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island". The first volume of the series is being offered to fans for free tomorrow for 24 hours only.
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- Garth Franklin
Six weeks into Summer 2016 and it has been over a month since the domestic box office last saw a $100+ million opener, but that trend stops this weekend. Disney and Pixar's Finding Dory is looking to not only put a little jolt into the 2016 summer box office, it's also targeting a new opening weekend record for an animated feature. Also looking to make an impact this weekend is the new Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart comedy Central Intelligence while last weekend's top film, The Conjuring 2, looks to deliver a solid second weekend after a strong, $40+ million opening. »
- Brad Brevet
Last April it was announced that Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing a big screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s Jupiter’s Legacy comic book series, and now Comic Book is reporting that Journey 2: The Mysterious Island screenwriters Brian and Mark Gunn are set to pen the script.
“We love that it’s a superhero story about families,” said the duo when asked about the appeal of the project. “How it takes big superhero iconography and makes it relatable to anyone who wrestles with their relationship to their mom or dad, or brother or sister, or son or daughter. It feels very human-sized. We ourselves grew up in a sprawling Irish-Catholic family that was sorta like a discount Midwest version of the Kennedys. Our parents and grandparents were political leaders, lawyers, judges, titans of industry. So when we were growing up we struggled with this family legacy »
- Gary Collinson
Numerous films are currently in development based on the works of "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman" comics author Mark Millar. Today, one of them has made some progress with "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" screenwriting cousins Brian and Mark Gunn (who are also relatives of James Gunn) coming onboard to pen the script for a film version of Millar's "Jupiter's Legacy".
Millar co-created the miniseries with Frank Quitely in 2013 with the story following the offspring of superheroes, a group of kids who haven't fully lived up to their families' hopes and dreams for them. Instead of fighting crime, they're more interested in partying and endorsement deals.
The film questions how much superheroes are responsible for protecting the world and how much power they should have. It joins the likes of other Millar works like "Chrononauts," "Starlight," "American Jesus," "Super Crooks" and "Empress" which all have film adaptations in early planning stages.
Source: ComicBook. »
- Garth Franklin
Chrononauts, Starlight, American Jesus, Super Crooks, Empress: The list of in-development adaptations of Mark Millar‘s work goes on and on. Hollywood just can’t get enough of the comic book writer behind Wanted and Kick-Ass. A year ago, it was reported an adaptation of another one of Millar’s properties, Jupiter’s Legacy, was in the works, with a little help from powerhouse producer […]
- Jack Giroux
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? If so, you must be sniffing the sweet scent of 17 upcoming movies...
Got a movie you’re trying to make? Why not put Dwayne Johnson in it? It’s what everyone else seems to be doing, and it’s bound to earn you a fervent flurry of publicity. The man who it may not be acceptable to call ‘The Rock’ anymore has a whopping 17 films on his slate at the moment, though, so he may struggle to fit you in. But is there a movie star who's working harder right now?
The Definites Baywatch
Currently in post-production, the cinematic Baywatch revival is another example of The Rock being injected in to bring new »
After a fierce bidding war, Legendary has snapped up the rights to Skyscraper, a China-set action film which will reunite Central Intelligence star Dwayne Johnson with director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that while details are being kept under wraps, the project is “an adventure thriller that takes place in a mega-skyscraper set in China” and is said to have shades of Die Hard and The Towering Inferno.
Skyscraper is being produced by Beau Flynn, who has worked with Johnson on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas, as well as next year’s Baywatch movie, which has just recently wrapped filming.
The ever busy Johnson will next be seen in Central Intelligence, which opens next month, and he will also lend his voice to Disney’s animated November release Moana. His upcoming slate also includes San Andreas 2, Fast & Furious 8, Rampage, Jumanji and Shazam, along with »
- Gary Collinson
If you didn't already think that superstar Dwayne Johnson was busy enough, the A-list action icon just added yet another project to his growing slate. The actor has been attached to a new action-thriller entitled Skyscraper, which sparked a bidding war eventually won by Legendary Pictures. The actor is set to reunite with his Central Intelligence writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber, who wrote the screenplay and direct.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary emerged victorious paying at least $3 million alone for Rawson Marshall Thurber's script. The writer is attached to direct, with Dwayne Johnson starring and producing alongside his longtime collaborator Beau Flynn, who he's worked with on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andreas, Hercules and next year's Baywatch, just to name a few. Legendary beat out bids from Universal, Sony and Paramount after this script hit the market earlier this week.
The story will take place in China, »
Yesterday, we reported that several studios, including Legendary, Universal, Sony, and Paramount, were in the middle of a bidding war for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's latest project with director Rawson Marshall Thurber. The project was described as a Die Hard in China, and was reportedly getting several seven-figure offers.
According to THR, Legendary has won that bidding war, paying "at least $3 million for the script alone." The film is entitled Skyscraper, and in addition to Die Hard, the project has also been compared to 1974's The Towering Inferno. As far as what the actual logline for the film is...that remains a secret, but as the project nears production, we'll undoubtedly hear more.
Skyscraper is set to be written and directed by Central Intelligence's Rawson Marshall Thurber, and produced by Beau Flynn. The film has Johnson attached to star, and as such, this will the umpteenth time he and »
- Joseph Medina
Of the studios competing to clinch a deal for Dwayne Johnson and Rawson Marshall Thurber’s new, China-set action movie – yesterday we learned the roster included Legendary, Universal, Sony and Paramount – The Hollywood Reporter has now revealed that Legendary has emerged victorious from the intense bidding war, landing a seven-figure deal for Skyscraper.
That’s the title of the piping hot package, reuniting Johnson with his Central Intelligence director Marshall Thurber for an original, balls-to-the-walls actioner that has been likened to “Die Hard in China.” There’s also word of producer Beau Flynn inking a deal to oversee production, continuing a streak with Dwayne Johnson following Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, New Line’s San Andreas and next year’s Baywatch.
As the second biggest movie market on the planet, the pull of China and its promise of lucrative box office returns grows stronger by the year, and now that »
- Michael Briers
Johnson will headline a Skyscraper movie set in China, which will be written and directed by his Central Intelligence helmer Rawson Mitchell Thurber. Said to e a cross between Die Hard and The Towering Inferno, the film is an adventure thriller that takes place in a mega-skyscraper set in China.
The Hollywood Reporter says that ‘the planned project also is said to have shades of Die Hard, the classic Bruce Willis action movie set in an office building, as well as Towering Inferno, the 1974 disaster movie that starred Paul Newman and Steve McQueen and featured a gargantuan office building engulfed in flames.’
Okay, we’re in.
No idea as to when shooting will star as Johnson is currently at work »
- Paul Heath
In a major seven-figure deal, Legendary has won the furious bidding war for the China-set action movie Skyscraper that has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attached to star. The package also includes Rawson Marshall Thurber as director and writer (he directed Johnson in June’s New Line comedy Central Intelligence) and producer Beau Flynn, who has worked with Johnson on several major projects, among them Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andreas and the recently wrapped Baywatch. Skyscraper hit the town earlier this week and immediately caused a sensation, with bids quickly hitting the seven-figure mark as Universal, Sony
- Borys Kit
Universal Pictures will distribute, which will star Johnson in a storyline that the producers are keeping under wraps.
Thurber will write and direct the package, which according to reports sparked a studio bidding war when it landed earlier this week.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
With Gareth Edwards exiting Godzilla 2, Warner Bros. currently needs to fill the director's chair, and there are some really great candidates who may be up to the challenge. Last week, Warner Bros. announced that they were bumping back the release date for Godzilla 2 nine months from June 8, 2018 to March 22, 2019. And very shortly after the date shifted, the studio announced that director Gareth Edwards would be exiting the project as a result. The split with Edwards and the studio was reportedly mutual and there are no bad feelings on either side of the table. Edwards went from working on Godzilla to directing the first Star Wars anthology film, the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One and has other offers on the table that are clearly too hard to pass up.
Though not everyone loved 2010's American Godzilla, the general feeling from fans and critics was that the movie was »
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a.k.a. the hugely popular comedy duo Key & Peele, star in New Line Cinema’s action comedy Keanu. The two play Clarence and Rell, cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell’s beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.
Peter Atencio (“Key and Peele,” “The Last Man on Earth”) directed the film from a script written by Jordan Peele and Alex Rubens (“Key and Peele,” “Community”). Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Peter Principato, Paul Young, and Joel Zadak produced the film, with Ben Ormand serving as executive producer.
Peele’s character, »
- Movie Geeks
As we descend into the madness of Oscars weekend, there’s still a lot going on in Hollywood that isn’t about the Little Naked Gold Man. First and foremost, February is the seventh annual Women in Horror Month. So get cracking! You only have a few days left to celebrate the women you love most!
The Final Final Girls
We’ve been celebrating our own favorites over at our Facebook page. Did you know? We’ve been running a Favorite Final Girl bracket and we’re down to the last vote. Comment on Fb or tweet us @Fmof which you think is the best: Neve Campbell (Scream), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Sigourney Weaver (Alien), or Marilyn Burns (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre). One lucky voter will even win a Silver Scream Fest poster. Totally seriously!
Ironing Out The Wrinkles
- Harker Jones
Back in October, we reported that Furious 7 director James Wan came aboard to produce a TV remake of the hit 1980s TV series MacGyver for CBS, along with Henry Winkler. While development continues on that series, Variety reports that Lionsgate is now moving forward with their own movie remake of MacGyver. Original series creator Lee David Zlotoff is set to produce alongside Neal H. Moritz, but no other details were revealed.
Back in 2012, James Wan was actually attached to direct a MacGyver movie remake, when New Line Cinema held the rights to the series. The filmmaker eventually moved on to direct Furious 7, and New Line Cinema lost the rights. It still isn't known if he will direct the pilot episode of the MacGyver TV remake, but that project is said to focus on a much younger version of the title character.
The plot will follow a "twentysomething" Angus MacGyver, »
The busy schedule of Dwayne Johnson sees him fitting in Fast & Furious 8 and the Baywatch movie already in 2016. But he's now confirmed too that the mooted film of classic videogame Rampage is also set to shoot this summer.
Furthermore, The Rock also announced new writers for the movie. Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, who most recently created the TV show Colony, have signed on the dotted line to pen the Rampage screenplay.
"I'll try not to screw it up", Johnson writes, as he confesses his love for the source videogame.
Here's his full post...
Exclusive: Cool news »
Back in June, we reported that Dwayne Johnson was reuniting with San Andreas producer Beau Flynn for an adaptation of the popular 1980s video game classic Rampage. We haven't heard any updates on the project since then, but earlier today, Dwayne Johnson took to his Instagram page to announce that Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal have signed on to rewrite the script, with Brad Peyton coming aboard to direct. Here's what the actor/producer had to say to his Instagram followers, teasing how he'll prepare for this adventure.
"Cool news we just hired Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal (creators of Colony) to write our big screen adaptation of Rampage for New Line. Carlton also wrote San Andreas for us, so he excels at writing big scale with family and heart as the anchor. We have a shot to raise the bar and make something cool with this one as the »
Dwayne Johnson posted on his Instagram that they have hired new writers for the adaptation of the classic 80's Midway arcade game Rampage. According to Johnson, Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal (creators of the hit TV Show Colony) are set to write the big screen adaptation of the project. Carlton also wrote San Andreas.
Rampage is a 1986 arcade game where players take control of gigantic monsters, including a giant ape named George, a giant lizard name Lizzy, or a giant wold named Ralph. The game saw the monsters running amok across the United States, »
- Kellvin Chavez
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