First rumored for the role last month, Deadline are now reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Philippe Petit in Robert Zemeckis’s ‘To Walk The Clouds.’ The subject of the fantastic Oscar-winning documentary from James Marsh, ‘Man On Wire,’ Petit is a high wire walker who gained international notoriety in 1974 when he walked – without permission – across a wire strung 1350 feet above the ground between New York City’s Twin Towers. The film will be based on Petit’s memoir ‘To Reach The Clouds.’
Production will begin in May on this 3D experiential film, Deadline report that the film: “will be done with the spectacle of ‘Avatar,’ ‘Life Of Pi’ and ‘Gravity,’ with a fun daring subplot that makes the film one part ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ as Philippe Petit and his cohorts snuck to the top of the towers and managed to shoot a line across and get the rigging ready in time for Petit to shock the world in what is also a love letter to the Twin Towers and a simpler time gone by.”
Alcon Entertainment send word that Luke Bracey will join Gerard Butler in the upcoming remake of the 1991 action-thriller ‘Point Break.’ Bracey will play the role of Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves in the original), a young FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang in the world of international extreme sports. Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing Kurt Wimmer’s (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen, Total Recall) screenplay.
Luke Bracey most recently co-starred in ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ and will next be seen in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation ‘The Best of Me,’ starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden. ‘Point Break’ will be released domestically via Warner Bros through Alcon’s long-term distribution pact. Principal photography is set to begin early this summer.
Red Band Clip From ‘Sabotage’ – Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello…
Machinima has unleashed this violent red band clip from David Ayer’s action-thriller ’Sabotage,’ which opens on March 28th. In the film, Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.
The cast for ‘Sabotage’ includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Dawn Olivieri, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Josh Holloway and Harold Perrineau. Described as a testosterone-heavy riff on Agatha Christie’s ‘Ten Little Indians,’ ‘Sabotage’ is from an original screenplay by Skip Woods. David Ayer’s writing credits include 2001 hit film ‘Training Day,’ which earned an Academy Award for Denzel Washington, as well as scripts for ‘The Fast And The Furious,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ and ‘U-571.’ He also wrote and directed last years ‘End of Watch,’ ‘Street Kings,’ ‘Harsh Times,’ and the upcoming ‘Fury.’
‘The Equalizer 2′ Moving Forward After Positive Test Screenings; Denzel Washington Expected To Return
While we’re still seven months away from the release of ‘The Equalizer,’ The Wrap have caught wind that Sony Pictures and Escape Artists are feeling confident in their Denzel Washington thriller, as screenwriter Richard Wenk has closed a deal to write the sequel. According to the outlet, ‘The Equalizer’ has been testing through the roof, prompting Sony to move quickly on a sequel so the project has momentum by the time the first film hits the big screen on September 26th. A mid-December test screening reportedly earned the highest scores for an R-rated movie in the Sony Pictures’ history.
Denzel Washington is expected to reprise his role in ‘The Equalizer 2,’ though there is no deal in place yet. He may have to renegotiate his contract, as his original deal did not include an option for a sequel despite the fact that Sony Picturs has long viewed the property as a potential franchise. Washington has never starred in a sequel, but ‘The Equalizer 2′ is poised to be his first should director Antoine Fuqua’s film prove to be a hit later this year.
Magnet Releasing has unveiled this new trailer for the martial arts action sequel ‘The Protector 2,’ which is lead by Tony Jaa. Directed by Prachya Pinkaew, ‘The Protector 2′ also stars RZA, Mum Jokmok, Marrese Crump, Jija Yanin Wismitanan, Ratha Pho-ngam, Kazu Patric Tang, Kalp Hongratanaporn and David Ismalone. ‘The Protector 2′ is available in the US on iTunes/On Demand from March 27th and in theaters on May 2nd.
Boss Suchart is the influential owner of a major elephant camp. When he was murdered in his own home – the killer delivered three fatal blows on his body – all evidence points to Kham (Jaa), who was present at the crime scene and was seen with the victim the moment before he died. Kham is forced to run as the police launch a pursuit. Meanwhile, the twin nieces of Boss Suchart (Wismitanan and Kittisiriprasert) are out for revenge. But luck is on Kham’s side when he runs into Sergeant Mark (Jokmok), an Interpol agent sent to Thailand on a secret mission.
Deadline bring word that Amanda Seyfried is set to play the female lead in ‘Ted 2,’ the Seth MacFarlane-directed comedy sequel with Mark Wahlberg back as the centerpiece in the ongoing saga of a man and his foul-mouthed teddy bear. MacFarlane is still putting together the pieces for the ‘Ted 2′ sequel, but it looks like Mila Kunis will only appear in a tiny role, if at all, in the sequel. The outlet are told that this has nothing to do with anything other than a creative decision that MacFarlane decided to take with the plotting of the sequel. He and Kunis remain close, and she continues to provide the voice of Meg in MacFarlane’s ‘Family Guy.’
Seth MacFarlane has nearly completed post-production on his next film, ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West,’ in which MacFarlane stars with Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and ‘Ted’ star Giovanni Ribisi. ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’ is set for May 30th. ‘Ted 2′ is penciled in for a June 26th, 2015 bow.