Walt Disney Studios send word that they’re in development on the film adaptation of ‘Artemis Fowl’ with producer Harvey Weinstein. The live-action feature will be based on the first and second installments in Disney Publishing Worldwide’s best-selling children’s fiction series by author Eoin Colfer. The screenplay is being written by Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce the project.
‘Artemis Fowl’ is about a 12-year-old Artemis who is a millionaire, a genius – and above all, a criminal mastermind. But Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy (Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit) to harness her magic to save his family. These aren’t the fairies of the bedtime stories – they’re dangerous. The “Artemis Fowl” book series currently has more than 21 million copies in print in 44 languages worldwide.
Christian Bale, Amy Adams & Bradley Cooper Highlighted In First Pics From David O. Russell’s ‘American Hustle’
USA Today has unveiled these first two images from David O. Russell’s ‘American Hustle.’ Following the success of O. Russell’s Oscar-nominated ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ Columbia Pictures recently announced that they’ve pencilled in the corruption drama for a December release. ‘American Hustle’ will see a limited release on December 13th and will expand everywhere on Christmas Day.
Written by Eric Singer and David O. Russell, and starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Alessandro Nivola, Louis CK, Michael Pena, Jack Huston, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, the drama is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Christian Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Amy Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Bradley Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Jeremy Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden. Expect to see a trailer for the film shortly.
Creepy International Trailer For James Wan’s ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ – Starring Rose Byrne & Patrick Wilson
This new international trailer has arrived online for ‘Insidious: Chapter 2,’ the sequel to the low-budget 2011 horror pic. The sequel returns screenwriter Leigh Whannell and director James Wan as well as Barbara Hershey, Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson and Ty Simpkins from the original, which grossed $97 million worldwide on a budget of $1.5 million.
The first ‘Insidious’ told the story of Josh and Renai Lambert and their son Dalton, confronting the demons that possess the young boy. The project was picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and distributed by FilmDistrict. ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. The film is set for September 13th.
TriStar Pictures has unveiled this latest clip from Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi thriller, ‘Elysium.’ As a huge fan of Blomkamp’s ‘District 9’ – that film had style and substance in abundance – ‘Elysium’ is without a doubt one of my most anticipated of 2013. Further adding to my excitement is the top-notch cast the filmmaker assembled for the film in Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. Look out for ‘Elysium’ on August 9th in the US and September 20th in the UK.
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Director James Mangold Speaks On The ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Credits Scene After ‘The Wolverine’
Talking to Empire Magazine, ‘The Wolverine’ director James Mangold spoke about the film’s mid-credits scene that teases next year’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Asked where the idea for credit sting come from, Mangold replied, “It came from an idea that we had. [We being] myself and Simon Kinberg, who is writing [X-Men: Days Of Future Past] and is a friend of mine from The University Of Columbia who I’ve known a long while. I liked the idea of doing an end piece, but as you may have read in interviews, I’m not a fan of all of them.” (Spoiler warning for the rest of the article)
Deadline are reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is set to peg Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (‘Man On The Moon’, ‘The People Vs. Larry Flynt’, ‘Ed Wood’) to script a feature film on John McAfee, which John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’, ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’) hope to direct. McAfee is the eccentric Silicon Valley entrepreneur who sold multiple estates and his possessions to move to the Belize jungle, arm and fund his own private police force, and who was arrested for suspicion of complicity in the death of a neighbor. That neighbor had complained about McAfee’s barking dogs, which the entrepreneur said subsequently were fed poison and died. The neighbor was found shortly after, killed by an execution-style bullet to the head. The movie is based on “John McAfee’s Last Stand”, a detailed article for Wired Magazine written by Joshua Davis which the studio bought previously for Requa and Ficarra. You can read the original article here.
The outlet describe the project as follows: “John McAfee got rich by creating anti-virus software for computers and marketing it cleverly enough that it widely became the program of choice for many corporations. The tone of the movie is essentially how an entrepreneur and former drug user whose fortune was built selling fear and paranoia, sold his estates and toys to build the equivalent of an armed compound in the Belize jungle and became consumed by the same kind of paranoia that others were out to get him.” Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski will start on McAfee when they finish writing a miniseries on O.J. Simpson for Fox.