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The Random – Ghostbusters 3, Daredevil reboot, 24 film, Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Terminator rights sold, Hanna, 127 Hours, Jane Eyre, The Fields, Thomas Crown Affair 2

Posted by LiveFor on February 9, 2010

– Bill Murray has sort of confirmed the rumour started by Sigourney Weaver a while back, “I’ll come back in Ghostbusters III only if I get to be a ghost,” said Murray in a new interview “I said to them, ‘I’ll do it if you kill me off in the first reel.’ So now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film.” I just think he is taking the piss.

– Marvel’s Daredevil will get another chance on the big screen as David Scarpa, the man who wrote the recent remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still is writing a new DD script….doesn’t fill me with much hope that the character will get the treatment he deserves. The main reason for the reboot is that Fox’s rights to the character would revert back to Marvel if they didn’t make it.Will Jason Statham be Matt Murdock?

– Jack Bauer may be heading to the big screen for a 24 film. Still early days, but Kiefer Sutherland is up for it and Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Breach) has pitched the studios about it. Would be set in Europe, but I have to say what’s the point of taking a series that is set over a day and condensing it into a 2 hour action film?

– Steven Soderbergh has another film in the works called Contagion. According to The Playlist, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard and Jude Law have all started negotiations to star in the film, which is written by The Informant! screenwriter Scott Z Burns. It’ll follow multiple plotlines across four continents as a virus begins to spread, and terrifying events follow.

– Sony Pictures and Lionsgate bid on the rights for the Terminator franchise. However, according to Deadline, Halcyon Holding Corp accepted the $29.5 million bid from the debtholder which pushed it into bankruptcy, Santa Barbara-based hedge fund Pacificor. (This is the same Pacificor whom Halcyon accused in a lawsuit of extortion, bribery, and fraud and demanded $30M in damages.)

– Cate Blanchett will join Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana in Hanna. The Joe Wright-directed Focus Features drama that casts Ronan as a 14-year old assassin.

– Amber Tamblyn will play the female lead opposite James Franco in 127 Hours. The Danny Boyle film about Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who cut off his arm with a dull knife to save his life after being unable to free the limb from under a boulder. Tamblyn will play his girlfriend, with their relationship played out in flashbacks that keep him going.

– Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) has landed the title role of Jane Eyre, the Cary Fukunaga (sin Nombre) directed adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel.

– Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) has signed on to star in Ami Canaan Mann’s very dark thriller The Fields reports Production Weekly. Based on a true story, Worthington would play a homicide detective from Texas investigating a strong of unsolved murders amidst the oil refineries in the state’s south-east with the help of a peer from New York.

– On the progress of the Thomas Crown Affair sequel, actor Pierce Brosnan said this week that “We’ve got the fourth script in and this is the closest we’ve gotten in structure to making sense. It’s very very hard. Now we have the character, it’s not really fleshed out, so we have to work on him, Mr. Crown, and her, Miss Moore, another affair, more art, but it has to be an unexpected surprise”

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James Franco in Your Highness and Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours

Posted by LiveFor on January 7, 2010

James Franco is a very busy man. Not only is he starring in the US soap General Hospital he has been working away on the medieval comedy, Your Highness, with Danny McBride, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel. It is directed by David Gordon Green and you can see a photo of them above.

Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world–Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent’s fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed.

Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off.

Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)–an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own–the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Age.

Then in March, Franco will begin work on Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours. This is the true story of Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who amputated his own arm to free himself after being trapped by a boulder for nearly five days.

Simon Beaufoy write the script that apparantly has no dialogue for the first hour of the story.

Which one of the two would you rather watch?

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Danny Boyle to direct 127 Hours – He’ll twist your arm off to see it!

Posted by LiveFor on November 5, 2009

ralston_3Fox Searchlight and Danny Boyle have firmed plans to make their next collaboration “127 Hours,” a film that tells the story of mountaineer Aron Ralston according to Variety.

Boyle will direct the film, with production to begin next year for a late 2010 release.

Boyle has written a treatment, and Simon Beaufoy is in talks to write the script, and Christian Colson will produce. That would mean a reunion of the creative team and the financiers behind “Slumdog Millionaire,” which won eight Oscars.

Ralston is the climber who went off into the wild, by himself, without telling anyone where he was going. His right forearm got pinned for nearly five days under a boulder during a climb in Utah in May 2003. He used a dull knife to amputate the limb, then scaled a 65-foot sheer wall and hiked out before running into a family that gave him water and food. He was finally rescued by helicopter.

The picture marks Boyle’s fifth collaboration with Fox Searchlight, following “Slumdog Millionaire” (which the distributor picked up from Warner Bros.), “Sunshine,” “28 Days Later” and “Millions.” Boyle directed “A Life Less Ordinary” and “The Beach” at 20th.

Boyle is now looking for an actor to play Ralston.

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Ewan McGregor says no to Porno

Posted by LiveFor on May 18, 2009

Trainspotting was a huge success. It made stars of Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlysle. There have long been rumours that they would all get together after a suitable number of years had passed to film the Irvine Welsh sequel, Porno.

However, Filmstalker have this little quote from Ewan McGregor which puts a bit of a spanner in the works.

I didn’t think the book was very good. The novel of Trainspotting was quite fantastic … and then I find that the sequel … it didn’t move me as much.

Renton walks away with all the money at the end again. And I thought I don’t
want to make the same story again. And, also, I think just the idea of getting
the cast together again 10 to 15 years later isn’t good enough, you need more
than that.

Looks like Ewan won’t be up for Porno then.

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Slumdog Millionaire – Pussycat Dolls Jai Ho You Are My Destiny

Posted by LiveFor on March 31, 2009

Can someone tell me what the other women do in the band? Surely they should be called the Pussycat Doll?

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The Random – And Soon The Darkness, Danny Boyle, The 28th Amendment, Dinner for Schmucks, Once Upon a Time, Resistance, Delorean,

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2009

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter Amber Heard and Odette Yustman will be starring in And Soon the Darkness. The film is a remake of a 1970 British thriller and it’s being co-produced and co-financed by Studio Canal. Set in Argentina the film follows two girls from America who take a bike-riding trip in a far off part of the country. Eventually one of them goes missing and the other must find her before it gets dark.

Danny Boyle has denied reports that he will direct a remake of Chan-wook Park’s “Lady Vengeance” reports MTV News. “No I was never going to do that. I don’t know where that story came from” says Boyle. A rep later told the site that Boyle being linked to helm the next JAmes Bond film is also untrue – “While Danny says he always has and always will enjoy the Bond movies he has no plans to direct one. Danny is naturally flattered to be thought of”” The denials come as the rumor emerged today that Boyle has been asked by Sony Pictures to helm the remake of “My Fair Lady“.

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (“The Lives of Others”) is in talks to direct Tom Cruise-led drama “The 28th Amendment” for Warner Bros. Pictures reports the trades. The drama revolves around a U.S. president who discovers the existence of a secret cabal that runs the government and wants him dead.

Jay Roach’s comedy “Dinner for Schmucks” is finally getting into production says Variety.
A remake of Francis Veber’s 1998 French comedy “Le Diner des cons”, the project suffered a number of setbacks when original star Sacha Baron Cohen had to pull out. Steve Carell and Paul Rudd have now cleared their schedules for the project when it kicks off shooting in October.

MGM has acquired Charles Vignola, Kevin Marcus and Bradley Marcus’ original comedy screenplay “Once Upon a Time …” says The Hollywood Reporter. “Once’s” humorous quest story plays with fairy-tale convention in the vein of the “Shrek” movies and “The Princess Bride.”

Big Rich Films has optioned Owen Sheers’ WW2 novel “Resistance” says Variety. Amit Gupta will write and direct the pic, which is set in an alternative 1944 where Russia has fallen to Nazi Germany and the D-Day landings have failed. With Britain now half-occupied by German forces, the women in an isolated Welsh border valley awake one morning to discover all their husbands have mysteriously disappeared.

A biopic of maverick auto executive John Z. DeLorean is in the works reports Variety. The story will chronicle DeLorean’s rise and fall as a young executive VP at General Motors where he developed the Pontiac GTO and Firebird, along with the creation of his own company and the DeLorean DMC-12 famous for its “Back to the Future” appearance. In 1982 he was arrested on charges of drug trafficking to help his faltering auto company but was later freed two years later after a court ruled he was a victim of government entrapment.

Alfred Molina (“Spider-Man 2,” “Chocolat”) is set to star as an evil magician in the Disney tentpole fantasy “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” says The Hollywood Reporter. The story centers on an average college student (Jay Baruchel) who is reluctantly recruited to work for a sorcerer named Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage).

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Oscars Acceptance Speech – Danny Boyle – Best Director

Posted by LiveFor on February 23, 2009

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Danny Boyle and Darren Aronofsky hang out

Posted by LiveFor on February 9, 2009

In this video directors Danny Boyle and Darren Aronofsky hang out and discuss their work. Aronofsky talks about how Mickey Rourke improvised some of his scenes, and Boyle compliments him profusely.

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BAFTA 2009 – Some speeches

Posted by LiveFor on February 9, 2009

The late Heath Ledger is named best supporting actor for playing The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Mickey Rourke is named best actor for playing Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson in The Wrestler.

Slumdog Millionaire is named Best Film.

Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is named Best Director.

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Danny Boyle talks about 28 Months Later, remaking Lady Vengeance, Judge Dredd and Porno

Posted by LiveFor on January 9, 2009

Empire Online recently held a webchat with Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle who, while talking about future projects, revealed that he’s been asked to direct an English-language remake of Chan-wook Park’s Lady Vengeance. Here are some of the snippets from the chat below, where he also discusses the 28 Days Later franchise and more.

Kinema asks: What do you think of the Asian Film Industry, mainly South Korea and Hong Kong? A lot of South Korean movies are being made into US Remakes. Would you ever consider remaking a good South Korean movie, maybe Oldboy?

Seriously, I was just asked to do a remake of Lady Vengeance, the one after Oldboy. My favourite is Audition.

Ruffcut asks: How close did you come to directing Alien 4?

Oh my God, that one. Very close actually. In fact I met Sigourney and Winona, which was a great pleasure. Had chips – French fries I should say – with Winona. But I backed out of it. I was terrified of the special effects.

Film Brain asks: What was it like to make something like Slumdog Millionaire after the rather dark Sunshine?

Bits of Slumdog are quite dark early on. It’s not quite the feelgood movie of the decade all the way through. But the contrast between the isolation of outer space and the 21+ million inhabitants of Mumbai was welcome.

thebestnameshavegone asks: Is there any news regarding Terry Pratchett’s Bromeliad Trilogy which you were mooted to be involved with?

Oh God, yeah. It’s fallen apart. Frank Cotrell Boyce (Millions) and I were going to do it for DreamWorks but sadly no longer. Sorry about that – wonderful novel(s).

brent71195 asks: Any plans for the Judge Dredd movie Danny? Are you a fan or is it just something that interests you?

Where has this come from? Someone asked me about Judge Dredd the other day! Well… ha! I hated the last version of it; I can’t imagine the next one will be any better.

djimi42 asks: What is the future of the 28 Days franchise? Is there any possibility you could direct 28 Months Later?

Yeah, we’ve got a good idea for the third one. Very strange. And sadly we’ve run out of time to tell you about it…

blackmores hat asks: Can I ask what’s the state of play on Porno?

Just waiting for the original actors to age. Help them if you can. Take them out drinking – get them away from the spas and those moisturisers.

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