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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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Hanna – What rhymes with Hanna? Bana of course

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2010

Eric Bana (Star Trek, Funny People, Troy) is currently in negotiations to star opposite Saoirse Ronan (Adaption, The Lovely Bones) in Hanna according to Heat Vision. This is the story about a teenage assassin being directed by Joe Wright.

This is the story that sounds like someone has been reading their Batgirl comics. Bana will play Ronan’s father in the story of a 14-year-old Eastern European girl saved from a CIA breeding camp and raised by her dad to be a cold-blooded killing machine. After finding peace with a French family, the girl is dragged back to her father’s world, and she must fight her way to a free life.

I mention Batgirl as Cassandra Cain in the comics was trained by her father to be an assassin. She gets away, joins Batman and her father comes back to get her. It is that age old story.

Either way Hanna sounds like it could be a great film and Bana is a solid actor. Great to see him getting back to some action.

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Saoirse Ronan goes all Assassiny in Hanna

Posted by LiveFor on January 7, 2010

Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, City of Ember) is in negotiations to reteam with her “Atonement” director Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice) to star as the title character in “Hanna,” Focus’ tale of a teenage assassin according to THR.

Saoirse is shaping up to a cracking actor from the new generation and this role, which is almost like Matilda from the Leon film all grown up, should expand her range.

Seth Lochhead and David Farr’s script centers on a 14-year-old Eastern European girl who has been raised by her father to be a cold-blooded killing machine (how very Batgirl). She connects with a French family, forms a friendship with their daughter and goes through the pangs of adolescence. When the girl is dragged back to her father’s world and discovers that she was bred as a killing machine in a CIA prison camp, she must fight her way to a free life.
Unsurprisingly it is being likened to “La Femme Nikita” and the “Bourne” movies.

This looks as if Joe Wright is spreading his wings a bit after the period trappings of Pride and Prejudice and Atonement. is he the right man for the job?

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The Random – Avatar, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, Cedar Rapids, The Conspirator, Hack/Slash, The Hobbit, Hanna, The King’s Speech

Posted by LiveFor on November 17, 2009

– X-Factor Winner & Multiple Grammy® Award-nominated singer Leona Lewis is set to sing title song, ‘I See You’, for James Cameron’s upcoming sci-fi epic Avatar. The song will be included on the official soundtrack featuring James Horner’s score. The soundtrack gets a release on December 15th and can be pre-ordered at Avatar Score.

Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Disney’s latest adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, has been cancelled reports Variety. The project, which aimed to begin shooting in February, has been indefinitely postponed and director McG has withdrawn from the project. No cast was ever set despite rumors of Will Smith’s involvement, but the change of the studio’s chairman from Dick Cook to Rich Ross has de-prioritised this and quite likely several other properties in development as so many Hollywood regime changes do.

– Stephen Root (“No Country for Old Men,” “True Blood,” “The West Wing”) has joined the cast of “Cedar Rapids” and “The Conspirator” says The Hollywood Reporter. In Fox Searchlight’s ensemble comedy “Rapids,” Root plays the proud owner of an insurance company and boss of the film’s lead Ed Helms. Anne Heche and John C. Reilly also star. Miguel Arteta directs. In “The Conspirator”, Root plays a principal witness for the prosecution in the trail of a Confederate sympathizer who is tried as a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination. James McAvoy and Robin Wright star in the Robert Redford-directed drama.

– Stephen Susco (“The Grudge”) has signed on to pen the film adaptation of comic adaptation Hack/Slash . The story chronicles the adventures of Hack, a young woman who travels to small towns across the country hunting slashers. Susco will pen a new draft. Justin Marks, Todd Lincoln, Ben Magid and Martin Schenk penned previous drafts.

– Brian Cox is said to be a big contender to play a dwarf in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” says AICN.

– Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride and Prejudice”) is in talks to direct the action adventure thriller Hanna for Focus Features reports Heat Vision. Seth Lochhead and David Farr’s script centers on a 14-year-old Eastern European girl who has been raised by her father to be a cold-blooded killing machine. She connects with a French family, forms a friendship with their daughter and goes through the pangs of adolescence. When the girl is dragged back to her father’s world and discovers that she was bred as a killing machine in a CIA prison camp, she must fight her way to a free life.

– Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Michael Gambon – and Australian star Guy Pearce have all joined The King’s Speech for The Weinstein Company. The story follows the man who would become King George VI, the father of the current Queen, Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ‘Bertie’ VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded nervous stammer and considered unfit to be King, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Source: Dark Horizons & MovieWeb

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