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Last we heard, the video game adaptation Rampage was being written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), but its star Dwayne Johnson has announced via Instagram that Carlton Cuse & Ryan Condal (San Andreas, Colony) have joined the project for a re-write. Brad Peyton (San Andreas) is set to direct.
“We have a shot to raise the bar and make something cool with this one as the basic storyline is three mutated gigantic monsters (Silverback, Alligator and Wolf) destroy major cities and landmarks across the Us,” he wrote. “This summer I’ll spend time at the San Diego Wildlife Preserve as well as with Anti-Poaching Units from Africa for my research. If you were a fan of the video game like I was, then you know how bad ass and fun this movie can be. I’ll try not to screw it up.”
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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
Back in September it was announced that Liam Neeson has signed on to star in The Commuter, a new thriller from Unknown and Non-Stop producers Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, and now it has been announced that Jaume Collet-Serra, director of the two aforementioned movies, has joined the reunion.
The Commuter will see Neeson as “a businessman on his daily commute home, who unwittingly gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy. It threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.”
Collet-Serra is currently in post-production on his latest thriller In the Shallows, while Neeson will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s passion project Silence, which is slated for release later this year. »
- Gary Collinson
Liam Neeson's next action-thriller? An everyday commuter, who happens upon a sinister plan on his journey home...
Liam Neeson is reuniting with director Jaume Collet-Serra for a fourth project. They've already made Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night together, two of which have been sizeable hits, and the other - Run All Night - will eventually turn a profit.
Their fourth collaboration? That's set to be The Commuter, a suspense thriller about a businessman who's on his regular journey home, when he finds himself caught up in a criminal conspiracy. It sounds like the problem when you eavesdrop on other people's dastardly plans on your train journey home. Happens to us all the time.
Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi have penned the script for this one, and it's set to be Collet-Serra's next project, once he's finished up the remaining work on his shark attack movie, »
Yes, I sort of recycled that headline, but this might be the last time I get to use it, at least until Liam Neeson does another on-the-run movie. But for now, he's reteaming with his best bud on this kinds of film, Jaume Collet-Serra, for yet another one. Read More: Liam Neeson Is Taken In By An Unknown, Non-Stop Conspiracy And Has To Run All Night In 'The Commuter' The duo, who previously teamed for "Run All Night," "Non-Stop," and "Unknown," will now pair up for "The Commuter." Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi wrote the script for this tale of a businessman who finds his life, and those of his loved ones, threatened by a criminal conspiracy. Of course it is. I presume it won't be the authorities who set things right, but this own special set of skills that reign down justice on the bad guys. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Just a few months after Liam Neeson signed on to star in StudioCanal's The Commuter, it seems the actor is reuniting with his regular collaborator behind the camera. Deadline reports that Jaume Collet-Serra has come aboard to direct The Commuter. This will be the fourth project the actor and director have collaborated on, following Unknown, Non-Stop and last year's Run All Night.
Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi wrote the screenplay, which follows a businessman (Liam Neeson) who unwillingly gets embroiled in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. This sinister plot not only endangers his life, but also the lives of several other commuters around him. We first reported on The Commuter way back in 2010, when Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind) signed on to direct, but that was the last we heard about the project.
Together they’ve tackled psychological thrillers and airborne white-knuckle rides, but now Lionsgate and StudioCanal’s latest action flick The Commuter will make it four for four with Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson collaborations.
News of Collet-Serra boarding the project arrives by way of Deadline, noting that the filmmaker previously directed the grizzled Irishman in Unknown, Non-Stop and last year’s gritty noir Run All Night. Hardly genre-defining classics by any stretch, but it’s clear Collet-Serra and Neeson have forged a bankable formula together in the past few years, and it’s that recipe for success Lionsgate and StudioCanal will be hoping to call upon once more for The Commuter.
Scripted by Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi, Neeson’s latest action role has him take on the titular character, an unassuming businessman who unearths a seedy criminal conspiracy theory after clocking out of his nine-to-five. Said to be »
- Michael Briers
Great news for Liam Neeson fans. He going to star in a new movie where he.s going to be unwittingly caught up in a conspiracy that threatens the lives of himself and the people he loves. Doesn.t that sound like an amazing premise? What.s wrong? You don.t look impressed. Ok, we admit, it sounds an awful lot like one or two... or six, of his other most-recent films. This one is different though, it.s going to take place during an incredibly exciting time period. The afternoon commute. Nevermind. The Commuter will be the next film from the team of Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra. The two previously worked together on a couple of Neeson.s other action thrillers, Non-Stop and Unknown. It will be Serra.s next film as director which likely means we.ll see it sooner rather than later. The plot synopsis »
Jaume Collet-Serra will direct The Commuter, which will reunite him with Liam Neeson, the star of Non-Stop and Run All Night. Neeson is already attached to the thriller, which follows a man (Neeson) who gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy. Studiocanal and The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing the film. Lionsgate will release the film in the U.S. The title was a big seller at Afm. Collet-Serra and Neeson have worked on several films together, including 2015’s Run All Night, 2014’s Non-Stop and 2011’s Unknown. Collet-Serra is next directing
- Rebecca Ford
Exclusive: Jaume Collet-Serra has boarded The Commuter, committing to make the thriller his next directorial outing, with production to start this summer. He reunites with Liam Neeson, with whom he teamed on the global hits Non-Stop and Unknown. The film also brings Serra back with Studiocanal and The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, who are producing this and also made the other two films. Studiocanal was very aggressive in bringing the director back into… »
Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi penne the story in which Neeson plays a businessman on his daily commute home who unwittingly gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy which threatens the lives of everyone around him.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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