Back in July, it was first reported that Dwayne Johnson was set to produce and star in Universal’s adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s (the “Bourne” series) book ‘The Janson Directive’. Johnson has today confirmed that he’s starring in the film, while Academy Award-winner Akiva Goldsman will pen the script. The 2002 novel follows a former consular ops agent who, after leaving covert operations due to the high number of sanctioned serial killings, goes into business as private security consultant. Teamed with a sharpshooter, Janson only takes assignments that he believes will lead to helping those in need.
The synopsis for the book is as follows: When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations—to save him. But Janson’s rescue operation goes horribly wrong…and soon Janson is marked for death, the target of a “beyond salvage” order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own…
Following a long delay due to a much documented script leak (and some legal wranglings owing to said leak), Quentin Tarantino recently confirmed that he will be making ‘The Hateful Eight’ his next film. And with that being the case, The Denver Post today send word that Tarantino will be bringing ‘The Hateful Eight’ to Colorado this December. Budgeted at $44 million, Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ would be the most significant production undertaken in the state since the 1969 classic ‘True Grit’ was shot there. Colorado film commissioner Donald Zuckerman revealed, “The whole movie’s going to be shot here, exteriors and interiors. They’re going to build it on a ranch.”
The good people over at Variety have set loose this first image from the upcoming sci-fi romance ‘Equals,’ which is directed by Drake Doremus (Breathe In, Like Crazy) and led by Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult. From a script by Nathan Parker’s (Moon), the film us futuristic love story set in a society where emotions have been eradicated. Stewart and Hoult will play the film’s young couple rebelling against their society. The in-depth synopsis for ‘Equals’ is as follows.
Equals tells the story of Silas (Hoult) who lives in a future society called The Collective. The inhabitants of this modern world are a new breed of humans called Equals. Equals are peaceful, calm, fair, and polite and life in The Collective is perfect; there is no greed, no poverty, no violence, and no emotion. But a new disease is threatening everyone: SOS, or Switched-On-Syndrome, is activating in its victims everything they thought they’d escaped: depression, sensitivity, fear, love but once a person is overtaken with SOS, they are sent away to The Den, and never seen again.
Ahead of the film’s January 9th release date, this new French poster has arrived online from ‘Taken 3.’ The likes of Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Forest Whitaker star in the film, which sees ‘Taken 2′ helmer Olivier Megaton back in the director’s chair. Plot details are currently under-wraps, yet Neeson has said the following about Bryan Mills’ latest escapade, “I have to go on the run, I’ll put it that way, from the not-so-lawful types and the lawful authorities. Bryan Mills served his country faithfully, but now even they are after him. They must not like me.”
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Wire’ star Aidan Gillen will reportedly play the villain in ‘Maze Runner: Scorch Trials’, 20th Century Fox’s just-announced sequel to ‘The Maze Runner’. Last weekend ‘The Maze Runner’ took the top spot at the North American box office with $32.5 million. And while we have to wait until October 10th to see the film in the UK and Ireland, 20th Century Fox have announced that the film’s sequel will hit theaters a year from now, on September 18th, 2015. ‘The Maze Runner’ has received solid reviews from critics, and it also earned a stellar A- CinemaScore from its audience in North America. Gillen will play Janson in ‘Maze Runner: Scorch Trials’.
“Into The Tiger’s Jaw” Featurette For ‘Fury’ – Starring Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña…
Written and directed by David Ayer, ‘Fury’ stars Brad Pitt as Don “Wardaddy” Collier, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman Ellison, Michael Peña as Trini Garcia, and Jon Bernthal as Grady Travis. The likes of Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood, Xavier Samuel and Brad William Henke co-star. The film will open in the US on October 17th and in the UK on October 24th.
In ‘Fury’, it is April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.