The ‘TRON: Legacy’ and ‘Oblivion’ director Joseph Kosinski is reportedly in talks to helm the big-screen redo of ‘The Twilight Zone’ for Warner Bros Pictures. A number of writers have taken a crack at the screenplay, including Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes). The project is now being redeveloped for Kosinski. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Created by Rod Serling, ‘The Twilight Zone’ began as a TV series that ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959-64. Subsequent TV series were revived in 1985 and 2002. The sci-fi classic, which revolves around paranormal and futuristic story lines, also spawned a 1983 film starring John Lithgow. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran are producing ‘The Twilight Zone’ via their Appian Way banner, which is based at Warners. Michael Ireland is also producing. Source: THR.
In a long line of news, behind-the-scenes images and teasers, director Bryan Singer has Tweeted this intriguing new image from the production of upcoming ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Singer cryptically caption the pic : “Artifacts”. The image appears to show Havok’s ‘X-Men: The First Class’ costume, Magneto’s helmet, and a wing from Angel among other items in a display case.
Deadline bring word that Warner Bros. Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and director Jay Roach are making their move in the race to mount a feature film on Lance Armstrong, the 7-time Tour de France champion who was defrocked and disgraced when he finally admitted he was doping. Bradley Cooper is reportedly in talks to come aboard as a producer, and he’s also looking to play one of the two major roles in ‘Red Blooded American.’ One of those roles is Armstrong, and the other is Tyler Hamilton, the former Armstrong teammate who was part of Armstrong’s inner circle on the US Postal Service Team and who came forward and told what he saw Armstrong doing in a 60 Minutes segment. Hamilton was the recipient of blistering attacks from Armstrong for breaking what had been a closed circle. At the time, Armstrong had been accused of doping numerous times, but always had been steadfast in his denial.
Working Title has director Stephen Frears pegged for a Lance Armstrong film that will star Ben Foster as the champion cyclist, from a drama scripted by Trainspotting‘s John Hodge. That film could get underway as quickly as the Autumn. There is also a Paramount Pictures project with Bad Robot partners JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk, based on ‘Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong,’ a book by New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur. Reports surfaced back when Armstrong copped to cheating that Cooper had been approached by Abrams to play Armstrong. Cooper instead becomes the focal point of the Warner Bros. Pictures project, which has a script by ‘Side Effects’ scribe Scott Z. Burns.
Extended TV Spot For ‘Prisoners’ – Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis & Terrence Howard
Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled this new extended TV spot for Denis Villeneuve’s (Incendies) dramatic thriller, ‘Prisoners.’ Led by Hugh Jackman and Jack Gyllenhaal, ‘Prisoners’ features an all-star cast, including Maria Bello as Keller’s distraught wife, Grace; Oscar nominees Terrence Howard and Viola Davis as Franklin and Nancy Birch, whose daughter Joy went missing with the Dovers’; Academy Award winner Melissa Leo as Alex Jones’ Aunt Holly; and Paul Dano as Alex Jones. ‘Prisoners’ is pencilled in for a September 20th release in the US and a October 4th bow in the UK.
In the film, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?
First ‘The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete’ Trailer – Starring Jennifer Hudson, Skylan Brooks, Anthony Mackie & Jordin Sparks
Codeblack Films/Lionsgate has set loose this first trailer for George Tillman Jr.’s (Faster, Men Of Honor) ‘The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete.’ The film features a stellar cast in the form of Jennifer Hudson, Skylan Brooks, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Julito McCullum, Ethan Dizon, Jeffrey Wright, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Michael Starrbury penned the screenplay for ‘The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete,’ while Alicia Keys co-produces the coming-of-age story. ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ opens on October 11th.
During a sweltering summer in New York City, 14-year-old Mister’s hard-living mother is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister’s vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough.
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