THR bring word that Lionsgate has picked up ‘The Breach,’ which has David S. Goyer attached to direct. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing with Justin Rhodes writing the script for a sci-fi action thriller that is an adaptation of a 2009 novel by Patrick Lee. The package came together late last year when David S. Goyer optioned the book and developed it independently with di Bonaventura but it only last week went to the studios. It reportedly drew interest from Warner Bros., Fox, Relativity and Millennium, but one reason Lionsgate nabbed it was by showing strong intent on fast-tracking the project.
The story centers on a corrupt ex-cop who is trying to get his life back in order when he discovers a crashed plane in the Alaska wilderness. The first lady is among those dead in the wreckage. That sets off an adventure featuring a beautiful survivor, assassins, a secret organization, alien technology and an end-of-the-world scenario. ‘Breach’ is the first of a three novel series. The next book in the trilogy is ‘Ghost Country,’ followed by ‘Deep Sky.’
From Paramount Pictures comes the first official footage from ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction.’ Starring the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammar, Han Geng, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing and TJ Miller, ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ is set for a June 27th release in the US and a July 10th bow in the UK.
Michael Bay’s first ‘Transformers’ film was a box office sensation in 2007, opening at #1 and earning more than $700 million worldwide. His second installment ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ in 2009 grossed more than $830 million worldwide. In 2011, ‘Transfromers: Dark of the Moon’ was an even bigger hit worldwide, grossing more than a billion dollars to become the 6th highest grossing film of all time. ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction′ will be produced by Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.
In conjunction with the Super Bowl, Columbia Pictures has set loose two more promos for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ The film is the second in a planned four-film series that will further expand to include spin-offs for The Sinister Six and Venom. From director Marc Webb, the film will be released in the US on May 2nd and in the UK on April 18th.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (Electro), Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne), Colm Feore (‘Donald Menken’), Chris Cooper (Norman Osborne), Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Sarah Gadon and Sally Field (May Parker). The official synopsis for the film is as follows.
From DreamWorks comes these two new promo videos for the upcoming video game adaptation ‘Need for Speed.’ Directed by Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) and starring Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Kid Cudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson and Harrison Gilbertson, ‘Need for Speed’ is set for a March 14th release.
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, “Need for Speed” captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.
Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the extended Big Game spot for the upcoming Muppets sequel, ‘Muppets Most Wanted.’ Set for a March 28th release, the ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ story finds the Muppet repertory company enjoying a triumphant world tour, only to become tangled up with a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who is out to steal an enormous diamond – and who happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit. Starring opposite the Muppets this time are Ricky Gervais (as Constantine’s villainous sidekick), Tina Fey (as a Russian prison guard), and Ty Burrell (as an Interpol agent).
James Bobin, who helmed the 2011 ‘Muppets’ film, is returning to direct the follow-up and co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller. ‘The Muppets’ grossed $158 million worldwide and relaunched the long-running Jim Henson-created franchise for the studio. It starred and was co-written by Jason Segel, but he is not returning for the sequel. The full synopsis for ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ can be read below.
Marvel has unveiled the Super Bowl trailer for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 28th in the UK.