Last month we learned 300 and G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA scribe Michael Gordon had been hired to write the script for Warner Bros.' live-action ROBOTECH movie, but now Variety is reporting Sony Pictures has picked up the film rights to the animated series. Gordon will still pen the script for the adaptation, and Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are also still attached to the planned... Read More...
- MovieWeb: 'Robotech' Live-Action Movie on Fast Track at Sony
- Latino Review: Sony Nabs Rights To 'Robotech,' Movie Franchise In The Works
- Empire Magazine: Sony Scores Rights To Robotech
- ScreenRant: ‘Robotech’ Live-Action Movie Acquired by Sony for Potential Franchise
- Variety: Sony Takes Over ‘Robotech,’ Plans Film Franchise (EXCLUSIVE)
- Rotten Tomatoes: News: Sony Takes Over Robotech Film Project
- Coming Soon: Sony Pictures Announces Robotech Franchise Plans!
- AintItCool: Sony's eyeballing ROBOTECH for a live-action update!
- Hollywood Reporter: Sony Plotting New 'Robotech' Franchise
- Dark Horizons: Sony Plans "Robotech" Film Franchise
- Entertainment Weekly: Sony working on a 'Robotech' movie
- Comic Book Movie: ROBOTECH Movie Moves From WB To Sony
- IGN Movies: Sony Takes Over the Robotech Movie, Plans a Franchise
- FirstShowing.net: Sony Pictures Picks Up 'Robotech' Anime for Feature Film Franchise
That's so DravenLast month, Jack Huston was revealed to be in talks to play The Crow's Eric Draven, but nothing official was announced. Now, however, the ink has dried on the contracts, the hands have been shaken and Huston can start digging into how he’ll play the tragic hero of The Crow for director Corin Hardy. Hardy was hired as the latest man to call the shots back in December, and it appears that the film is finally back on track after a tortuous spell in development limbo, with a shoot pencilled in for this spring.
- HitFix: It's official: Jack Huston aka Richard Harrow will play Eric Draven in 'The Crow'
- Entertainment Weekly: Jack Huston in as 'The Crow'
- IGN Movies: Jack Huston Reportedly Set as The Crow
- SlashFilm: ‘The Crow’ Sets Jack Huston as Lead
Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk has finalized a deal with 20th Century Fox to direct Narco Sub, with Liam Neeson being eyed to star. The project has been in development for several years, with filmmakers such as Tony Scott, Doug Liman and Antoine Fuqua attached to direct at one point. Now that the studio has a director in place, they will focus on securing a deal with Liam Neeson.The story follows an Ecuadorian drug lord who forces a disgraced Naval officer (Liam Neeson) to navigate a Narco Sub filled with cocaine past the Coast Guard.
- Coming Soon: Liam Neeson in Talks to Star in Action Thriller Narco Sub
- Empire Magazine: Liam Neeson May Captain Narco Sub
- SlashFilm: ‘Narco Sub’ Locks Brian Kirk to Direct, Eyes Liam Neeson to Star
- Dark Horizons: Neeson & Kirk To Captain "Narco Sub"
- Screen Crush: Liam Neeson's 'Narco Sub' Lands 'Game of Thrones' Director Brian Kirk
Universal is reportedly moving forward with the Scarface remake and has tapped Straight Outta Compton writer Jonathan Herman to rewrite the script. (Paul Attanasio and David Ayer wrote the previous drafts.) Source THR notes that Pablo Larrain is still set to direct the film, which will take place in Los Angeles and explore a Mexican immigrant's rise to power in the criminal underworld. The original Scarface story spawned two films, one in 1932 and one in 1983.
- SlashFilm: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Writer Scripting ‘Scarface’ Remake
- JoBlo: Straight Outta Compton writer to draft the new remake of Scarface
- Entertainment Weekly: 'Scarface' remake moving forward with 'Straight Outta Compton' screenwriter attached
- Digital Spy: Universal moving forward with Scarface remake?
He's back in the action gameJohn Woo has spent the last few years of his directorial career focusing more on epic histories such as the Red Cliff films and more intimate dramas like The Crossing. And while he hasn’t eschewed action elements all together, he’s had his attention elsewhere. But it appears he’s ready to get back into the thriller game with Manhunt.Based on Japanese author Juko Nishimura’s novel, Manhunt was originally adapted into a film in 1976, and became the first foreign film released in China following the Cultural Revolution.
- Variety: HK FilMart: John Woo Searches Out ‘Manhunt’ As Next Directorial Project
- Hollywood Reporter: Hong Kong Filmart: John Woo to Direct Remake of Japanese Thriller 'Manhunt'
- Deadline: John Woo To Direct Remake Of ‘Manhunt’ For Media Asia
- Dark Horizons: John Woo Goes On A "Manhunt"
- Twitch: John Woo Has Been Caught For A MANHUNT Remake
- The Playlist: Directors: Sarah Polley Penning 'Little Women,' John Woo To Remake 'Manhunt' And More
Straight Outta Compton writer has the gigAlthough it risks the ire of anyone who has the image of Al Pacino as Tony Montana burned into their brains, Universal is firmly pushing ahead on a third stab at Scarface, the tale of an immigrant to America chasing success by any means necessary. The studio has now hired Straight Outta Compton co-writer Jonathan Herman to take the latest crack at the script.This version of a tale told previously by Howard Hawks in 1932 and Brian De Palma in 1983 will focus on a Mexican arrival into the US who will go to any lengths to pursue the American Dream.
- Coming Soon: Straight Outta Compton’s Jonathan Herman to Pen Scarface Remake
- Empire Magazine: Jonathan Herman Re-Writing New Scarface
- AintItCool: The SCARFACE Remake Brings On Another Writer!!
- Latino Review: 'Scarface' Remake Is Moving Forward, New Writer Has Been Hired
- MovieWeb: 'Scarface' Remake Gets 'Straight Outta Compton' Writer
Here’s a slightly different spin on the “deadly operative just wants to lead a simple life” trope. Kyle Newman‘s Barely Lethal stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenager who’s been trained since childhood to be an assassin. Kind of like Hit-Girl, or Hanna, or Marvel’s Black Widows. Only she decides she wants out so she can become a high schooler instead. As always happens in these types of movies, though, she discovers that leaving her old life behind isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Among those on her tail are Samuel L.
- Coming Soon: First Trailer for Barely Lethal, Starring Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L. Jackson
- The Playlist: Watch: Hailee Steinfeld & Samuel L. Jackson In First Trailer For 'Barely Lethal,' Film Appealing R-Rating
- FirstShowing.net: Hailee Steinfeld Stars in First Trailer for Kyle Newman's 'Barely Lethal'
- Entertainment Weekly: 'Barely Lethal' trailer: James Bond-meets-'Mean Girls'
- Latino Review: Check Out The New Trailer For 'Barely Lethal'
- Film School Rejects: Barely Lethal Trailer: Is This Grosse Pointe Blank Junior?
The reboot of the 1994 Brandon Lee-starring film/new adaptation of James O’Barr’s graphic novel, The Crow, has been in the works for over three years. In the director’s seat, Corin Hardy (The Hallow) recently took up the helm from F. Javier Gutierrez. As for the film’s star, Eric Draven, James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak) were attached to star before Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) signed on. However, Evans recently left The Crow and seems to have been replaced by Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire).
- Screen Crush: 'The Crow' Reboot Officially Casts Jack Huston and Jessica Brown Findlay
- JoBlo: Jessica Brown Findlay to join Jack Huston in The Crow remake
- Digital Spy: Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston confirmed for The Crow reboot
- Badass Digest: Jack Huston Confirmed For THE CROW
- MovieWeb: 'Crow' Remake Casts 'Downton Abbey' Star as Eric's Fiancee
- IGN Movies: O'Barr: Downton Abbey Actress Joins The Crow
Liam Neeson opens up about that shocking death scene in "Run All Night."
- ScreenRant: ‘Run All Night’: Neeson & Harris Bring Classic Theatrics to Modern Action
- ScreenRant: SR Geek Picks: Classic Superhero Vehicles, Liam Neeson Reading Bedtime Stories & More
- Bleeding Cool: Liam Neeson Reads Five Little Monkeys
- Deadline: James Dolan Will Temporarily Run MSG As CEO Moves To Sotheby’s
A few weeks ago we learned that James Huston was being considered for the lead in Corin Hardy's THE CROW remake, and according James O’Barr (creator of The Crow graphic novel), the Boardwalk Empire star has joined the film. While speaking with Dread Central, O'Barr said "Jack Huston has definitely been cast,” and says he is “really happy with that... Read More...
- We Got This Covered: Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston To Lead The Crow Remake; Jessica Brown Findlay Joins Cast
- MovieWeb: Jack Huston Is 'The Crow' in Upcoming Remake!
- Dark Horizons: Jack Huston Confirmed As "The Crow"
- Coming Soon: James O’Barr Confirms Jack Huston and Jessica Brown Findlay for The Crow
- Bleeding Cool: James O'Barr Says Jack Huston Is The Crow
- ScreenRant: ‘The Crow’ Reboot: Jack Huston Confirmed to Star?
- Comic Book Movie: Jessica Brown Findlay Joins THE CROW Remake As 'Shelly'
- Dread Central: The Crow – Downton Abbey Star Joins Cast; More Details