2 items from 2014
The Ghost in the Shell adaptation has been in various stages of development at DreamWorks for the last four years now, but it appears to have found a director in Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman). Based on the 1989 manga by Masamune Shirow and adapted by screenwriter William Wheeler (The Hoax, The Cape), the futuristic police thriller follows "the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime." Hit the jump for more. News of Sanders' attachment to the Ghost in the Shell adaptation comes courtesy of Deadline. One issue with Sanders is his schedule; he's got a lot on his plate, including the narcotics enforcement thriller 90 Church set up at Universal, a Napoleon picture at Warner Bros., an adaptation of the Frederick Forsyth special forces thriller novel The Kill List, and The Juliet, an adaptation »
- Dave Trumbore
Enlisted is something of a throwback comedy that would have fit rather well in a lineup from the mid-80s. That shouldn’t be surprising considering recent trends, but this one also tries to blend elements of more recent, irreverent comedies, and while it has some solid moments, the combination makes it hard to predict how well it will be received.
Geoff Stults, fresh out of two sit-coms that should have been around longer, plays Pete Hill, a soldier who had a stellar career ahead of him, until he punched a superior. He now finds himself in Florida leading a Rear Detachment unit. Rear D is, according to the show, where those who can’t cut it as real soldiers end up, and where Pete’s two brothers spend their time in the military. Of course, Enlisted isn’t going to leave it at that, and will ultimately play up the importance of Rear D, »
- Marc Eastman
2 items from 2014
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