J.A. Bayona News

'World War Z' Sequel Moving Forward

7:47 PM 5/29/2014 by Jeff Giles
World War Z
It had an infamously difficult birth, but World War Z racked up more than $500 million in theatrical grosses, so Paramount is doing the only thing it can do: moving forward with a follow-up. And now, in addition to a leading man and new director, that sequel has a screenwriter.

Liam Neeson joins Bayona fantasy

screendaily.com – EXCLUSIVE: The star joins Felicity Jones on J A Bayona’s A Monster Calls, which Patrick Wachsberger and his Lionsgate International team will introduce on the Croisette. 6 years 9 weeks ago via theothersenhman

J.A. Bayona to Take on 'A Monster Calls' Before 'World War Z' Sequel

feedproxy.google.com – Late last year we learned that Juan Antonio Bayona, better known as J.A. Bayona, would step into the director's chair for the gestating sequel to World War Z at Paramount Pictures. However, before that project gets off the ground, The Wrap reports Bayona has been tapped to direct A Monster Calls, based on the novel of the same name by author Patrick Ness of the Chaos Walking trilogy. 6 years 18 weeks ago via donnieyen

'Impossible' Director to Adapt Children's Fantasy Novel 'A Monster Calls'

feedproxy.google.com – River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International and Focus Features are teaming up to finance and distribute the film. 6 years 18 weeks ago via theothersenhman

'World War Z' Sequel Gets a Director

8:28 PM 12/10/2013 by Binh Ngo
World War Z
After a $540 million plus take at the global box office, World War Z is moving forward with the obligatory sequel. The Orphanage's helmer J.A. Bayona has been tapped to direct the World War Z 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Looks like he's responsible for developing the story for the sequel since he's overseeing the writing of the script.

Wait, "The Impossible" Made $172M Worldwide?!

10:43 AM 9/5/2013 by Senh Duong
Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"
As I was writing about the Chinese box office, where “The Impossible” debuted with a decent $4.7M, I did a double take at its worldwide gross at BoxOfficeMojo.com. It’s a staggering $172M. I only remembered the film as an indie movie that did indie biz in the U.S. and garnered Naomi Watts an Oscar nomination last year.

The Impossible

Posted July 19th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

A powerful story based on one family’s survival of the 2004 tsunami, The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE).


Lionsgate Dates Tsunami Movie Dec. 21st

deadline.com – Lionsgate has slated Summit Entertainment’s The Impossible, the Naomi Watts-Ewan McGregor movie about a family that survived the 2004 tsunami, to open December 21st in New York and Los Angeles. The Spanish-made movie was directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) from a script by Sergio G. Sánchez. 7 years 51 weeks ago via donnieyen
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