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Peter Berg to direct high-minded drug cartel story 'Hunt for El Chapo'

19 November 2014 9:11 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Patrick Radden Keefe's New Yorker story "The Hunt for El Chapo" is a terrifying, bizarre, and occasionally funny look at modern drug trafficking. Delving into the lavish world of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, Keefe finds a quirky character pulling strings for a murderous bunch who love their Instagram. The DEA manhunt for Loera, that ended this past February, lasted a decade. The best kingpins can live a life of luxury and still avert paramilitary. Loera was the best of the best. Those are the types that get movies made about their lives. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Universal has picked up the rights to "El Chapo," for its "Lone Survivor" director Peter Berg to helm. After that gritty military war film earned more than franchise wannabe "Battleship," the studio is in a position to let Berg do whatever the heck he wants. He’ll »

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Bad Boys 3 Is Happening…Maybe

14 August 2014 1:49 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Hand over your money and sit your ass down, that’s what. Bad Boys 3 is happening, according to Martin Lawrence. Appearing on Conan, Lawrence was asked if a third movie was going to happen to which he replied “I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said its real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good.” So, it may be happening. With no official green light status, this could be hanging in limbo for quite some time. And that’s even before you think about Will Smith’s involvement. Whether or not big willie wants some bad boy action again, remains to be seen. With a number of movies in production for the fresh prince, including Selling Time, Hancock 2 and The American Can, the actor is certainly »

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Will Smith to adapt The Harlem Hellfighters graphic novel

8 March 2014 1:13 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Will Smith has teamed up with Sony Pictures to produce a film adaptation of the upcoming graphic novel Harlem Hellfighters.

Written by Max Brooks, the graphic novel is inspired by the true story of the all African-American 369th Infantry Regiment which fought in the Us Army during World Wars I and II.

Brooks is best known for writing the book World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, which was adapted into last year's successful zombie horror movie starring Brad Pitt.

According to Shadow and Act, Smith has struck a deal with Sony, which owns the rights to the graphic novel, to produce a live-action film.

There is no word yet on whether Smith also plans to star in the new adaptation.

He is already thought to be attached to several films in the works, including Brilliance, Focus, Hancock 2, and Bad Boys 3.

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