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variety.com – “Anchorman 2″ director Adam McKay will direct financial drama “The Big Short” for Paramount and Brad Pitt’s Plan B. The film will be based on Michael Lewis’ “The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine” about the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s. Pitt starred in and produced Lewis’ “Moneyball.” Paramount acquired the rights to... 3 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
Paramount Taps ‘Anchorman’ Helmer Adam McKay To Adapt And Direct Michael Lewis’ ‘The Big Short’ About Economic Meltdown
deadline.com – Paramount Pictures and 12 Years A Slave producer Plan B said that writer-director Adam McKay will take on Michael Lewis’ bestselling book The Big Short, adapting and directing the book about the housing and credit bubble that was published in 2000. It marks a return to Paramount for McKay, who co-wrote and directed two Anchorman movies for the studio, including last year’s sequel that has grossed more than $170M worldwide. 3 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
screenrant.com – Now that the two dueling adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – one produced by Warner Brothers, the other by Disney – are beginning to take shape above the line, it’s becoming easier and easier to keep them separate from one another. But in the race to put the classic text back on the big screen, the Mouse House is in first place 3 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
12:25 PM 3/20/2014 by Binh Ngo
The big screen adaptation of Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video game series will be directed by Doug Liman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tom Hardy is producing and will headline the movie. Hardy will play Sam Fisher, an operative in the secret government organization called Third Echelon. Fisher's job is to lead a group of high trained soldiers to combat terrorists around the world.
deadline.com – New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures have found a director for the movie adaptation of the vidgame series Splinter Cell. Pic will be helmed by Doug Liman. The film’s being produced by Basil Iwanyk and it will star Tom Hardy, whom New Regency president/CEO Brad Weston and Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet confirmed they’d attached Tom Hardy to star in a script by Eric Warren Singer. 4 weeks 8 hours ago via jetli
thewrap.com – Joe Cornish has found his follow-up to “Attack the Block,” as he's signing on to direct Jack O'Connell (“Unbroken”) in Universal's franchise hopeful “Section 6,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. The historical spy thriller follows the World War I-era formation of British intelligence agency MI6 and its first director, Sir George Mansfield Cummings, who served as the inspiration for M in the “James Bond” series. 4 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
2:17 PM 3/12/2014 by Binh Ngo
Chris McKay, who worked on The Lego Movie as one of the animation directors, will be directing the sequel, Deadline has learned. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the helmers of the first movie, will be producing along with Dan Lin and Roy Lee. This isn't McKay's first directing gig though. He has directed a number of Cartoon Network's Robot Chicken and Titan Maximum episodes.
variety.com – Chris McKay is set to helm the sequel to the “Lego Movie” for Warner Bros.. The first movie bowed in February and has since grossed more than $360 million worldwide. Producers Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee are steering the franchise, with Jill Wilfert from the Lego Company exec producing. 5 weeks 14 hours ago via jackiechan