Scott Cooper is reportedly set to direct a fact-based movie about the “Granite Mountain Hotshots”, a firefighter crew that perished in a wildfire that blazed in Prescott, Arizona in June, 2013. 19 members of the elite firefighting crew perished while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. Only one of them survived in what became the largest loss of firefighters since 9/11 and the greatest loss of wild-land firefighters in 80-years. The script is being penned by Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) while Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mike Menchel, and Conde Nast Entertainment’s Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler will produce.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes this new banner poster for ‘Into the Storm.’ Opening on August 8th in the US and August 22nd in the UK, the Steven Quale-directed action-thriller stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Kyle Davis, Jon Reep and Scott Lawrence.
In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, ‘Into the Storm’ throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.
It was recently reported that Shane Black is eyeing Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling to star in his 1970s-set noir flick ‘The Nice Guys,’ and now a new report has arrived online saying that the screenwriter behind ‘Lethal Weapon’ and writer-director of ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ and ‘Iron Man 3′ will write the treatment and is attached to direct the ‘Predator’ reboot. Alongside ‘The Nice Guys,’ which could shoot this fall, Black is actively developing ‘Doc Savage,’ the adaptation of the 1930s pulp hero for Sony. He recently met with Chris Hemsworth for the title role but it’s unclear when that project would shoot since it’s still grappling with budgetary issues.
Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton & Ralph Fiennes Set To Join George Clooney & Josh Brolin In The Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar’
With Joel and Ethan Coen following their critically acclaimed ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ with the long-in-development ‘Hail Caesar,’ two new reports bring word that Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are in talks to join George Clooney and Josh Brolin in the film. Clooney has worked with the Coen’s on a number of films, including ‘O Brother Where Art Thou,’ ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ and ‘Burn After Reading,’ while Brolin worked with them on ‘True Grit’ and ‘No Country for Old Men’ – one of my favorite films of all-time. ‘Hail Caesar’ would mark Swinton’s second Coen Brothers film, following ‘Burn After Reading,’ and both Tatum and Fiennes’ first collaboration.
‘Hail Caesar’ is said to be about a fixer in Hollywood circa 1950s who works for the studios to protect the stars of the day. George Clooney has been attached to ‘Hail Caesar’ for a while, so perhaps he’s playing the fixer? There’s currently no details about who Josh Brolin will be playing in the film. Channing Tatum’s role is described as a Gene Kelly-type star while Ralph Fiennes would play Laurence Lorenz, a studio director. Tilda Swinton is set to play a powerful Hollywood gossip columnist.
Columbia Pictures has set loose this first poster for writer-director David Ayer’s WWII drama, ‘Fury.’ Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal and Michael Peña, the film will be released by Sony Pictures on November 12th. ‘Fury’ is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, 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, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Fingers crossed we get to see a trailer shortly.
Paramount Pictures has just unleashed this new full-length trailer for for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) is directing the live-action CG hybrid take on the classic 1980s characters which first debuted in an indie comic before going on to become a massively popular cartoon and merchandising line. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is set for a August 8th in the US and October 17th in the UK.