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Earlier this year Paramount and Habsro enlisted Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman to launch a “Writers Room” to generate ideas for the Transformers franchise. Well, it seems the two companies are so pleased with the results that they’re now looking to do the same for two other properties in G.I. Joe and Micronauts.
According to Deadline, this will prevent Goldsman from penning the script for Transformers 5, with Paramount now delving into their Transformers writers room to enlist scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man) and Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) for the fifth movie in the blockbuster franchise.
- Gary Collinson
‘Young Adult’ fiction has been given a bad rep in contemporary cinema. Though once lauded, and popularised in mainstream culture by the Harry Potter franchise, it has since been tarnished by the likes of Twilight, Percy Jackson and I Am Number Four – and its a mediocrity recently perpetuated by the unfulfilling Divergent series, or
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- Stefan Pape
During a promotional interview with io9 for his new film The Last Witch Hunter, Vin Diesel has revealed that director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye, I Am Number Four) has signed on helm the upcoming action threequel xXx 3.
“I’m excited as hell about XXX,” states Diesel. “D.J. Caruso is directing it, which is exciting. The big question now is which will race to production first now that F. Gary Gray is on [Fast & Furious 8]? Will XXX race to production first or will Fast race to production first?
xXx was released in 2002 and starred Diesel as Xander Cage, an extreme sports enthusiast turned Nsa spy. It was followed in 2005 by the Diesel-less sequel xXx: State of the Union, which saw Ice Cube as a new lead.
- Gary Collinson
Bryan Cranston: Actor Bryan Cranston (above in Trumbo, opening November 6) proved his bones by portraying good guy turned evil drug lord Walter White on TV's Breaking Bad, and is now ready to return to the dark side. "I'd like to do some big superhero villain in some Marvel classic," he says. As to which character he might play, he is open to suggestions: "Create one from scratch… I don't know what I would do but it would be nasty." [Metro] XXX 3: Vin Diesel says that D.J. Caruso (I Am Number Four) will direct XXX 3, the next installment in an action-thriller series that began with Diesel starring as an extreme sports expert turned secret agent in the 2002 original (above). Diesel teased that the sequel might go into production...
- Peter Martin
The highly anticipate movie in the xXx series, xXx3, has finally bagged itself a director in D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye), but it looks like Vin Diesel‘s other hot franchise, The Fast and the Furious, will have its eighth movie go before the cameras before shooting gets underway on another Xander Cage adventure.
Diesel spoke to io9, who revealed the hiring of a new director.
“I’m excited as hell about xXx. D J Caruso is directing it, which is exciting. The big question now is which will race to production first now that F Gary Gray is on [Fast & Furious 8]? Will xXx race to production first or will Fast race to production first?”
We’re guessing Fast 8, Furious 8, or whatever they decide to call it will make it to the start line as »
- Paul Heath
Last week came the news that Fast & Furious 8's search for a director was complete, as F Gary Gray - hot off the back of his success with Straight Outta Compton - landed the job. Now we learn that the xXx franchise revival also has its helmer.
D J Caruso, who's directed the likes of Eagle Eye, Disturbia and I Am Number Four, is set to helm xXx 3, which will see Vin Diesel playing the role of Xander Cage for the second time (Ice Cube took over in 2004's xXx²: The Next Level because Diesel was busy making The Pacifier).
Chatting to io9, Vin Diesel said that "I’m excited as hell about xXx. D J Caruso is directing it, which is exciting. »
Vin Diesel – or at least Diesel and his studio partners – are putting several projects in gear. With F. Gary Gray now in negotiations to make Fast & Furious 8, the actor/producer has been talking up another gig, his return to the xXx franchise. And according to Diesel, I Am Number Four's D.J. Caruso will direct the action pic.Talking with io9 about his latest, supernatural conflict The Last Witch Hunter, Diesel let slip the news: “I’m excited as hell about xXx,” Diesel says. “D.J. Caruso is directing it, which is exciting. xXx is one of those films you do when you need to have a little fun. When the weight and pressures of all the other things have gone so far that you need to have a character that you can just have fun and more comment on life and comment on the outcome than being in it »
James Frey is nothing if not prolific. His Full Fathom Five, the 5-year-old outfit behind best-sellers I Am Number Four and Endgame: The Calling as well as Frey's just-published Endgame sequel, Sky Key, has sold three TV projects through its newly extended Universal Cable Productions deal. There's KissnTell, originally an e-book from the transmedia company's digital imprint, which began releasing a book a week last fall. The Marc Halsey-penned
- Lacey Rose
The former plays a North Carolina man who has avoided relationships, only to fall for his beautiful new neighbour. As with many Sparks stories, there's a big accident that impacts the narrative. The film is slated to open February 5th.
- Garth Franklin
Kevin Durand is a very familiar face to viewers of genre films. He’s appeared in films like Real Steel (2011), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Noah (2014), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), I Am Number Four (2011) and Legion (2010). He’s also appeared in dozens of television series, and is currently co starring in the FX series ...
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- The Black Saint
You'll be kicking yourself if you don't see "The Stanford Prison Experiment" in theaters. Seriously. And, no, I'm not just saying that because I happen to know director Kyle Patrick Alvarez socially or that it's a Sundance Jury Award-winning movie or that it depicts one of the most shocking events to occur at one of America's greatest Universities over the past fifty years.* The real reason is that besides the questions it raises about the human condition and our ability to descend to abject cruelty, "Stanford" features a once in a life time cast that will dominate Hollywood for the next 15 to 20 years.* *It also has earned strong reviews to date including a 71 grade on Metacritic and 78% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Based on true events, the new drama chronicles the 1971 psychological experiment that found Stanford University students sorted into the roles of prison guard or a generic prisoner. In theory, »
- Gregory Ellwood
Dianna Agron has secured the lead role in independent drama Hollow in the Land.
The Glee star will play Alison, a lesbian working at a pulp mill, reports Deadline.
The troubled character is described as a tomboy, who continues to struggle a year on after her father was found guilty of and jailed for murder.
Things get worse when Alison's brother suddenly disappears, and she takes it upon herself to find him.
Hollow in the Land comes from writer and director Scooter Corkle.
The prolific Teresa Palmer, who has six films in the can readying for release (including John Hillcoat crime drama Triple 9 and Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups), just signed on for the James Wan-produced horror pic Lights Out.
In a return to the horror genre, where she first made an impression in 2006’s The Grudge 2, Palmer will topline as an imperilled mother. Gabriel Bateman (CBS’ Stalker) was previously announced to be taking on the role of the young son in a family haunted by a supernatural entity that can only be seen in the dark. With everyone at risk, one family member is forced to battle the evil spirit head on.
David F. Sandberg will make his directorial debut on the pic, adapting his terrifying short of the same name. Lawrence Grey and Eric A. Heisserer are attached as producers, with Heisserer scripting an expansion of Sandberg’s story. »
- Isaac Feldberg
George Miller is riding a wave of adulation right now thanks to the critical and commercial success of Mad Max: Fury Road, but eight years ago the filmmaker came this close to making a superhero movie that would've resulted in an entirely different DC Cinematic Universe.
Back in summer 2007 a script titled Justice League Mortal, by Michele and Kieran Mulroney, impressed Warner Bros bosses and the studio quickly enlisted Miller to make it a reality for a summer 2009 release. However, the movie - which was due to shoot in Australia - was plagued by behind-the-scenes issues that eventually led to the plug being pulled.
— Digital Spy Film (@digitalspyfilm) May 27, 2015
An incoming writer's strike meant the script couldn't be finished, Christopher Nolan objected to a different cinematic »
So much to love in this Brit kiddie sci-fi adventure, with its brilliant concept that really works on a small budget and a real sense of place. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m a big ol’ sci-fi geek
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
So much to love in this Brit kiddie sci-fi adventure! It’s like classic Doctor Who — you know, like we haven’t gotten much of lately — except without the Doctor, of course. It’s a Ya postapocalyptic adventure not based on a book (it’s an original story). It’s set after the alien invasion, which is when, I’ve always felt, all the really interesting stories exist to be told and yet we haven’t seen many of them. And the AI ETs aren’t here for the water.
On Robot-occupied Earth, the new masters »
- MaryAnn Johanson
For every Harry Potter or Hunger Games series, there are those franchises that didn't quite set the world on fire...
Since Insurgent came out, I’ve been thinking about those less fortunate: the franchise wannabes. While Divergent may have succeeded financially, (a film that rode on the coat-tails of the even more lucrative The Hunger Games franchise) there are others who didn’t quite make it into the movie world’s big leagues. These are the franchise-starters that flopped, the films produced with the optimistic hope that they will bring in the readies and kick-start Hollywood’s latest franchise. Worse luck for them, really.
For the sake of simplicity, this list will zero in on Ya franchise-starters, films adapted from a young adult novel or with that audience in mind. There are plenty of more mature films that struggled such as Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, The A-Team »
Lin Pictures has hired Jonathan Eirich as president of film production, a position that calls for him to oversee the company’s live-action feature slate, TheWrap has learned. Eirich, who most recently served as senior VP of production at DreamWorks, will report directly to Lin Pictures principal Dan Lin. At DreamWorks, Eirich oversaw movies such as “The Help,” “Need for Speed,” “I Am Number Four,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming Cold War spy thriller starring Tom Hanks. Eirich also oversaw development of two high-priority DreamWorks projects — Rupert Sanders’ “Ghost in the Shell” starring Scarlett Johansson and. »
- Jeff Sneider
Details about G.I. Joe 3 are up in the air at the moment. It was announced back in April last year that Jon M. Chu had left the director’s chair of the movie and the studio have since been in talks with D.J. Caruso (I Am Number Four) and Martin Campbell (GoldenEye) to take over.
According to the chaps over at Film Divider, it seems like Paramount are looking to add some new characters to the line-up to keep things fresh. First up will be the villainous Crimson twins Tomax and Xamot, who were big parts of the comic book and cartoon series, but perhaps more interestingly is the possibility of a cross over character.
The site claims that a character by the name of Matt Trakker will be added to the G.I. Joe roster. For those not in the know, Trakker was the leader of the good »
- Luke Owen
Exclusive: Married actors Mark Webber and Teresa Palmer make a bold foray into indie filmmaking in the digital era with The Ever After, a mostly self-financed drama the couple co-wrote, star in, and will release online worldwide on Valentine’s Day via direct-to-consumer platform Vhx.
Webber, seen recently in Jessabelle and Happy Christmas, and Palmer, known for her roles in I Am Number Four and Warm Bodies, star as Thomas and Ava, a photographer and an actress with a young child and a lovely La home who must confront their innermost vulnerabilities to save their marriage when trauma strikes. (Watch Deadline’s exclusive trailer above.)
In his third feature behind the camera after 2008’s Explicit Ills and 2012’s The End Of Love, Webber directs the partially crowdfunded drama which premiered last year at the La Film Festival. Filming took place in La and Palmer’s native Australia while Palmer was »
- Jen Yamato
Caruso is best know for directing Eagle Eye and I am Number Four, and has done his fair share of action so he would seem to be an appropriate choice for the Joes’ third outing. Recently Martin Campbell (GoldenEye) was also rumoured to be in talks to direct.
As of yet Paramount has not revealed a release date for the film, or any official casting news, although Dwayne Johnson is expected to return as Roadblock.
- Thomas Roach
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