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Over the past few years, both Rooney Mara and Dane DeHaan have become quite the impressive young actors, with the former making waves in The Social Network, Ain't Them Bodies Saints and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the latter breaking through with Chronicle and expanding with Kill Your Darlings, Life After Beth and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Now the two will team up in a completely different genre for both of them as THR reports DeHaan and Mara will star in a 1920s set musical called Ziggy, which will be directed by Australian filmmaker Diesel Schwarze, a protégé of Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann. The film will follow the rise and fall of the title character (DeHaan), a hunchback escape artist who arrives in New York during the mass-culture boom of the late 1920s and falls in love with the fiancée (Mara) of a powerful media mogul. Sounds »
- Ethan Anderton
Arriving in UK theatres finally on 1 October is Jeff Baena's comedy horror directorial debut 'Life After Beth'. The romantic comedy with a little light-hearted zombie ex-girlfriend action thrown in stars Aubrey Plaza ('Safety Not Guaranteed'), Dane DeHaan ('Chronicle'), Anna Kendrick ('Up in the Air'), John C. Reilly, Alia Shawkat ('Arrested Development'), Cheryl Hines ('Curb your Enthusiasm') and Molly Shannon. And you can catch a glimpse at the new UK quad poster below. »
Exclusive: Jeff Berg’s Resolution has hired new agent Brehan Fitzgerald from the ranks of 20th Century Fox’s casting division. The former VP of Fox feature casting is starting to make calls around town as she transitions into her new gig repping talent at the agency, effective today.
Why make the leap from casting exec to talent agent? “Working with artists is very rewarding, but when you work in casting you only get to do it for short period of time,” she told me. “Joining the representation side is much more exciting because when you work with an artist, it’s for the long term.” Fitzgerald had a hand in casting some of the studio’s biggest franchises during her 12 year run at Fox, where she rose to VP in 2012. She helped land Michael B. Jordan and Dane DeHaan in Josh Trank’s low budget sci-fier Chronicle, Toby Kebbel »
- Jen Yamato
Love is powerful, but is it mighty enough to take down towering creatures that would be at home in a Godzilla movie? With the help of an ancient sword, love might be strong enough for such a task faced by the young man Wander in the 2005 fantasy video game, Shadow of the Colossus. In the works for years, Sony’s adaptation of the popular game is taking shape with the signing of a director.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed Andrés Muschietti to direct their adaptation of the Playstation 2 video game, Shadow of the Colossus. In the game, a young man named Wander seeks to resurrect the love of his life, a young woman named Mono. In order to have a shot at bringing Mono back from the dead, Wander needs to slay 16 colossi: massive monsters that make Wander look the size of an ant in comparison. Armed with an ancient and powerful sword, »
- Derek Anderson
Andres Muschietti, the Argentinian filmmaker who brought us Mama back in 2013, is the latest director linked to the in-development adaptation of artsy videogame Shadow of the Colossus for Sony Pictures. Deadline reports Muschietti will replace Josh Trank, who was attached to the adaptation of the classic PlayStation 2 game back in 2012. Trank presumably had to pass on the project when his dance card started filling up with titles like The Fantastic Four and an upcoming Star Wars spinoff. Bringing game designer Fumito Ueda.s work to the screen was a dream project for the Chronicle director from the moment he first played Shadow of the Colossus back in 2005. Films based on videogames have yet to gain much traction in Hollywood, and while Shadow of the Colossus could potentially change that, it.s not going to be a simple title to translate to the screen. The story revolves around a young man »
It's been five years since Sony Pictures announced that it's turning the "Shadow of the Colossus" video game into a movie. At one point Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) was on board to direct, but now comes word that that's no longer the case. Sony just announced that it replaced Trank with Andres Muschietti (Mama), who'll be directing from a script by Seth Lochhead (Hanna). "We knew we had our director once we heard Andy's take on the material . it was genius," said Sony. "The themes, characters and supernatural elements of the story have incredible international appeal with fans of the game in the millions." The game centers on the character Wander, who along with his horse Agro travels across a Western-style landscape to defeat enemies known as Collosi, with Wander's larger aim to save the girl Mono. It was released back in 2005 and quickly became a huge hit, selling more than 2.7 million copies worldwide. »
The videogame Shadow Of The Colossus looks like it's coming to the big screen after all...
Now this could be good. There had been talk before about bringing the excellent videogame Shadow Of The Colossus to the big screen (with Chronicle, Fantastic Four reboot and now Star Wars director Josh Trank attached at one stage). And now it looks as though Sony Pictures has resurrected the project, given that it's appointed a director to it.
Said director is Andres Muschietti, who broke through with the horror film Mama. For some time, he was attached to direct Universal's reboot of The Mummy, before parting company with that particular project. Alex Kurtzman is the new Mummy helmer.
Update 9/4/14: Last we heard about Sony's Shadow of the Colossus movie it was being developed for Josh Trank to direct. Once Trank landed Fantastic Four and a Star Wars spin-off, however, it became pretty obvious he was not going to be making that movie anytime soon. Sony hasn't given up on the video game adaptation, though, and the studio has now hired Mama director Andy Muschietti to captain a new version that will be written by Seth Lochhead (Hanna). We still don't have a timeline for the movie, but see below for more info about the fantastic, award-winning game it's based on. Previously 5/23/2012: Chronicle helmer Josh Trank has been a busy fellow since that modestly budgeted film became a box office success – and he’s...
- Mike Bracken
Chronicle and The Fantastic Four director Josh Trank was originally set to helm Shadow of the Colossus for Sony Pictures. However, his commitment to one of the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movies has resulted in the studio turning to Mama’s Andrés Muschietti to direct the video game adaptation.
Seth Lochhead (Hanna) is penning the screenplay. Shadow of the Colossus is set in an epic-scale world filled with mythic giants and disembodied spirits, and the story will follow a young man attempting to save his lost love by accomplishing a seemingly impossible task…the destruction of the colossi who roam the forbidden land. The game was a thing of beauty and the movie could be truly epic.
“We knew we had our director once we heard Andy’s take on the material – it was genius,” Sony’s Michael De Luca said in a statement released today. “The themes, characters and »
- Josh Wilding
For a while, it appeared that Chronicle’s Josh Trank would be the man to tackle the film adaptation of Sony PlayStation title Shadow Of The Colossus. But with Trank busy on Fantastic Four and one of the Star Wars spin-off films, a new director is called for, and Mama’s Andy Muschietti is stepping into the breach.The strange and beautiful game focuses on a character called Wander, who must, er, wander through a cursed waste called the Forbidden Land and slay 16 enormous "colossi" (this basically involved searching a creature hundreds of times your size for the tiny "glowy bit" where they are vulnerable) in order to save the life of a girl, Mono. The title was much praised for its gorgeous art and high-quality score, and is sufficiently bare bones of plot that there is lots of room for scriptwriters to find a story. While Justin Marks was »
Space. The final frontier. Given the size of our planet in comparison to those orbiting around us, we're likely to get wiped out at any second by some form of interstellar collision. Paramount Insurge is out to prove that the end is near!
Deadline is reporting that the studio has optioned rights to Tommy Wallach’s forthcoming debut novel We All Looked Up. The science fiction tale is set two months before a meteor is set to pass through Earth’s orbit with a 66.6 percent chance of striking and ending all life on the planet.
Against this backdrop, four high school seniors – the athlete, the school slut, the slacker, and the overachiever – find their lives intersecting on the eve of the cataclysmic event.
The book doesn’t hit stands until March 31, 2015, via Simon & Schuster.
- Steve Barton
Look what’s back in the news again, Shadow of the Colossus. Sony’s been working on this video game adaptation since 2009 and, at one point, the studio even recruited Josh Trank to make it his Chronicle follow-up. Clearly that never panned out, but now the studio’s found someone else to helm the project, Mama director Andres Muschietti. Muschietti hasn’t delivered a new film since Mama’s 2013 release, so Shadow of the Colossus would only be his second feature, but had Sony moved forward with Trank, he would have been in the same position as well, so perhaps harvesting new talent through a big budget film is a prime goal here. Hit the jump for more on the Shadow of the Colossus movie. The Jungle Book’s Justin Marks was busy working on the script early on, but now Sony Pictures confirmed that Hanna co-scribe, Seth Lochhead, will »
- Perri Nemiroff
Once slated to be at the helm of Universal's reboot of The Mummy, the studio's Mama director Andrés Muschietti will enter the realm of fantasy at Sony Pictures instead. Deadline has word that Muschietti will be at the helm of the video game adaptation Shadow of the Colossus, a project that has been in the works since 2009. Back in 2012, Chronicle director Josh Trank was brought on board the project, but it looks like he's fallen away. Muschietti will also oversee a new script from Seth Lochhead, who wrote the action thriller Hanna (a revisionist fairytale of sorts), and we're glad the director ended up with this film. The story takes place an ancient land where creatures the size of mountains roam the majestic landscape. Bound to the land, these creatures hold a key to a mystical power of revival--a power you must obtain to waken a loved one. And so »
- Ethan Anderton
The director of the Guillermo del Toro-produced film Mama, Andres (Andy) Muschietti, has been hired to helm the big screen adaptation of the video game Shadow of the Colossus for Sony Pictures.
A feature film version of this game has been in development at the studio since 2009, and it looks like they are finally ready to move forward with it. The initial script for the film was written by Justin Marks, and Chronicle director Josh Trank was attached to direct it at one point, but those plans obviously fell through.
Hanna screenwriter Seth Lochhead was hired to work on a new draft of the script a year ago. He's still attached and will be working with Muschietti on writing the new screenplay. The game’s story focuses on a young man named Wander, who rides around on his trusty steed Argo, traveling a world where he has to defeat »
- Joey Paur
Argentine filmmaker Andres Muschietti ("Mama") is set to direct the film adaptation of the acclaimed Playstation video game bestseller "Shadow of the Colossus" for Sony Pictures.
The original game follows a young man who thinks his lover has died. Desperate to bring her back, he heads into a forbidden land, and summons a demon who can wake the dead.
The price for bringing her back is to kill the 16 colossi that dominate this mystical place. The game received much acclaim for its story and design, and sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Andrés Muschietti, the Argentine filmmaker behind Universal’s 2013 supernatural hit Mama, is taking the reins on Shadow of the Colossus for Sony Pictures. He’ll direct the adaptation of the acclaimed Playstation video game bestseller and oversee a script by Hanna writer Seth Lochhead. Joining Misher Films’ Kevin Misher as producer will be Muschietti’s sister, Mama producer and co-writer Barbara Muschietti.
The protagonist of the original action-adventure game is a young man who thinks his lover has died. Desperate to bring her back, he heads into a forbidden land, and summons a demon who can wake the dead. The price for bringing back his girl: slay 16 colossi that dominate this mystical place.
The Muschiettis earned a $146 million worldwide return on the $15 million budgeted Mama, which also played with supernatural specters and earned praise for its rich visual sense. The epic fantasy world of Shadow of the Colossus became a »
- Jen Yamato
Andres (Andy) Muschietti, the Spanish director behind the horror hit Mama, is jumping into the tentpole world with Shadow of the Colossus, Sony’s big-budget adaptation of the PlayStation video game. Muschietti’s sister and producing partner, Barbara Muschietti, is boarding the project and will produce alongside Kevin Misher, who produces through his Misher Films banner. The director boarding kickstarts the video game adaptation, which has been brewing at Sony since 2009. It originally had Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) working on the script and in 2012 was being developed as a vehicle for Chronicle director Josh Trank. Seth Lochhead, who
- Borys Kit
The last we heard of Sony's plans for an adaption of PlayStation video game Shadow Of The Colossus, Chronicle and The Fantastic Four director (and future Star Wars helmer) Josh Trank was in the early stages of development. The Jungle Book screenwriter Justin Marks was on board to script it but then nothing. Now, Sony is back in the saddle with major tentpole plans for the fantasy film and have hired Andres Muschietti to direct. Muschietti was recently linked to Universal's reboot of The »
- Alex Maidy
Exclusive: Paramount Insurge has optioned rights to Tommy Wallach’s forthcoming debut novel We All Looked Up, I’ve learned. The science fiction tale is set two months before a meteor is set to pass through Earth’s orbit with a 66.6 percent chance of striking and ending all life on the planet. Against this backdrop, four high school seniors – the athlete, the school slut, the slacker, and the overachiever – find their lives intersecting on the eve of the cataclysmic event.
It’s an early deal on the book, which doesn’t hit stands until March 31, 2015 via Simon & Schuster. Chronicle producer John Davis will be producing for his Davis Entertainment banner while Brittany Morrissey is overseeing for the company. Alison Small is overseeing for Paramount Insurge, the microbudget branch at Paramount whose upcoming projects include The Cellar with Bad Robot. We All Looked Up marks the second recent genre deal between »
- Jen Yamato
We’re less than a year away from Chronicle director Josh Trank’s reboot of The Fantastic Four, but 20th Century Fox has kept nearly every detail about the film under tight lock and key. The only things we know for sure are the cast (which includes Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller) and a few minor tonal details from producer Simon Kinberg.
The rest remains a mystery, as Fox opted out of cashing in on the marketing bonanza that is San Diego Comic-Con. We don’t even know the status of the film’s production, as Mara posted that filming had wrapped in July, only a week after Jordan commented that the script was “still evolving.”
Despite Fox’s best efforts to keep all aspects of the project a complete mystery, a few leaks have occurred. Last month, an image of The Thing appeared online, »
- James Garcia
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