bleedingcool.com – Karl Urban has a habit of lightly trolling fandom. Do you remember his “first footage from Star Trek Into Darkness” stunt? On numerous occasions he’s also thrown out little glimmering fragments of hope for a Dredd sequel. In my mind, these things are not entirely disconnected. Speaking at the Destination Star Trek con in Frankfurt, Urban slipped back into sowing optimism. 1 week 3 days ago via donnieyen
11:47 AM 2/12/2014 by Binh Ngo
With Neil Burger not returning to direct the Divergent sequel Insurgent, Lionsgate has turned to R.I.P.D. helmer Robert Schwentke, according to Deadline. Divergent is the big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's first novel of her sci-fi trilogy. Divergent is followed by Insurgent, which is then followed by Allegiant.
collider.com – With only two installments left in the highly lucrative Hunger Games series, Lionsgate/Summit is continuing to mine YA properties for feature film fare, and now Heat Vision reports that Lionsgate has tapped Catfish directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman to direct an adaptation of the Jeanne Ryan novel Nerve. The story revolves around a high school senior who takes part in a global online game of truth or dare that plays out as “watchers” vote and comment (with her fate left to internet commenters, what could possibly go wrong?). 3 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
variety.com – Lionsgate has hired “Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman to helm its film adaptation of Jeanne Ryan’s young-adult novel “Nerve.” Liosngate-based Allison Shearmur is producing via her Allison Shearmur Prods. banner. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer indicated during Friday’s conference call with analysts that the studio will continue to focus its efforts on young-adult properties... 3 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
cinemablend.com – Shortly after it was reported that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had lost his battle with drug addiction, fans of his ongoing work in the Hunger Games series began to wonder if his part would be altered – or completely recast – in the last two installments of Mockingjay. Hoffman’s character, Plutarch Heavensbee, is a major component of the developing narrative in Suzanne Collins’ third and final novel, and Lionsgate clearly hired an Oscar winner like Hoffman to carry some dramatic loads. 4 weeks 1 hour ago via jackiechan
variety.com – With “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” having grossed $860 million worldwide, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has underlined the studio’s focus on creating more franchises. Feltheimer listed “Now You See Me,” “Mortdecai,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Chaos Walking” and “The Last Witch Hunter” as potential franchises for the studio during Friday morning’s call with analysts to discuss... 4 weeks 5 hours ago via theothersenhman