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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences send word that the Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ a Best Picture nominee in 1939. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement, “We are delighted to celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved movies of all time at this year’s Oscars.” ‘The Wizard of Oz’ received six Oscar nominations, winning two for Original Score and Song. The Oscars previously announced that this year’s ceremony will pay tribute to movie heroes.
The 86th annual Academy Awards will be presented on March 2nd at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be televised live on ABC. The ceremony will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Gravity’ have the most Oscar nominations this year, with 10 each. ’12 Years a Slave’ follows with 9 nods.
Sony Pictures has unveiled this viral clip for ‘RoboCop,’ which hits the big screen on February 7th in the UK and February 12th in the US. ’RoboCop’ is directed by José Padilha and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The screenplay is by Joshua Zetumer, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees its chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
Academy award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman has been tapped to work on the script for ‘Insurgent,’ the sequel to the upcoming adaptation ‘Divergent.’ The film’s producers are currently looking for a director for the sequel, as Neil Burger, who directed ‘Divergent,’ has decided not to return for the sequel, citing schedule conflicts. Sources say shooting on the sequel will begin in the spring. Brian Duffield first worked on the script for ‘Insurgent,’ which is pencilled in for a March 20th, 2015 bow. The first film in the series, ‘Divergent,’ will open on March 21st. The third film, ‘Allegiant,’ is scheduled for March 18th, 2016. The futuristic action-adventure trilogy is based on Veronica Roth’s The New York Times bestselling novels
Akiva Goldsman won an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for the 2001 film ‘A Beautiful Mind.’ The writer-producer, who has stepped in to work on several other film scripts in the past, wrote ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and co-wrote ‘Cinderella Man,’ ‘I, Robot’ and ‘Angels & Demons.’ He also wrote and directed the upcoming film ‘Winter’s Tale,’ which stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe, and will hit cinemas on February 14th.
In anticipation of the Super Bowl TV spot for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Marc Webb has some high praise for the upcoming superhero sequel. The director told Total Film, “It’s huge. We’re pushing the levels of effects, the level of action and the emotional capacity of this kid. It’s an aggressive step forward….We throw around the term ‘operatic’ because of the spectacle and the theatre involved, which is pretty epic.There are enormous sets and great set-pieces. But really it’s a very intimate song – this relationship between Peter and Gwen is very delicate and beautiful.”
THR are reporting that Elizabeth Banks will make her feature directorial debut with ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ the sequel to the hit 2012 musical comedy. Banks, who also co-starred in and produced the original, is returning in the same capacity to the sequel. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, who also starred in the original, are likely to return, according to THR’s sources. Kay Cannon, who wrote the first movie, will pen the sequel.
‘Pitch Perfect’ centered on a freshman (Kendrick) who reluctantly joins a college acappella group called the Bellas and leads it to the finals. The movie grossed more than $115 million worldwide on a $17 million budget. It also over-performed in ancillary markets with the studio estimating it generated roughly $135 million in physical and digital home entertainment sales across North America to date, making it one of the top-performing DVD and VOD titles of 2013. The soundtrack was also a smash, going platinum with over 1 million units sold while single ‘Cups’ went nearly triple platinum with combined sales of a little less than 3 million units sold.
Deadline bring word that Guy Ritchie is looking to put together a tentpole fantasy retelling of the King Arthur legend, meant to span six films. It was created by Joby Harold, who wrote the script for the first film. Akiva Goldsman is producing through Weed road, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through Safehouse pictures, and Ritchie’s partner Lionel Wigram. Ritchie and Wigram previously developed a version of the King Arthur saga based on a script by ‘Trainspotting’ scribe John Hodge, but it lost steam when it looked like the one by David Dobkin was going to happen.
Warner Bros got closest to a production start with David Dobkin’s ‘Arthur & Lancelot,’ with Colin Farrell most recently at the center of talks to revive the project as Lancelot, and they chased Gary Oldman for the Merlin role. Warner Bros paid $2 million to acquire Dobkin’s script, but unplugged the film the first time because its $130 million budget was $20 million too high, with ‘Game Of Throne‘ star Kit Harington to play Arthur and Joel Kinnaman to play Lancelot. Other projects previously considered by Warner Bros was a remake of the 1981 John Boorman film ‘Excalibur’ that had’ X-Men’ helmer Bryan Singer attached.