Sony Pictures News
deadline.com – So tonight there are big scoops about how David Fincher walked away from the movie Sony and Scott Rudin are developing about Apple visionary Steve Jobs, based on the Walter Isaacson book. What an unusual outcome to a story that was almost completely the result of overeager journalists. I remember when the Fincher rumor first circulated on tracking boards, and while every trade called to check, only one broke the news, claiming a deal for the director was nearly done. 1 day 14 hours ago via brucelee
7:07 PM 4/14/2014 by Binh Ngo
Apparently, David Fincher's asking price is too high for Sony, so the studio is looking for another director to take over their Steve Jobs biopic. Fincher wants $10 million upfront and control over marketing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's conceivable the two parties could re-enter talks, but unless Fincher is willing to come down on his upfront fees, it's probably a non-starter.
variety.com – After showing early interest in the project, sources tell Variety that David Fincher will not direct “Jobs,” Sony’s biopic on Steve Jobs. Fincher was never officially attached to the project, which would have reteamed him with “The Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin, but had met with Sony after the studio tapped... 1 day 21 hours ago via theothersenhman
What's Popping: 'Cap 3' vs 'Batman vs Superman,' 'Allegiant,' 'Sinister Six,' 'Ghostbusters 3,' 'Star Wars'
12:35 PM 4/13/2014 by Binh Ngo
Captain America 3 and the Man of Steel sequel are currently on a collision course, with both of them scheduled to open on the same day in 2016. Since this will trigger the box office apocalypse, look for one of them to blink and move out of the way.
6:42 PM 4/11/2014 by Binh Ngo
Jeff Wadlow is closing in on a deal to rewrite Masters of the Universe, TheWrap has learned. He is also one of the leading candidates to direct the movie as well. Terry Rossio wrote the previous draft of the script. As with the '80s cartoon show it's based on, the live-action movie adaptation will be centered on Prince Adam, who could transform into his muscled-bound alter-ego He-Man by calling forth the power of Greyskull with his magic sword.
thewrap.com – Sony Pictures is turning to a familiar face to anchor its YA franchise “The 5th Wave,” as Chloe Moretz is in final negotiations to star in the adaptation of Rick Yancey's popular novel, TheWrap has learned. Moretz starred in the “Carrie” remake that Sony-owned Screen Gems released last year, and she'll soon be seen opposite Denzel Washington in Sony's thriller “The Equalizer,” which has been testing so strong that the studio already hired screenwriter Richard Wenk to work on a sequel. 5 days 20 hours ago via jackiechan
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin are near a deal to acquire Flash Boys, the hottest selling book in the country by Michael Lewis, about a group of Wall Street guys who grew frustrated by a loophole that gave traders the opportunity to game the stock market. They banded together to reform the financial markets by creating an exchange which rendered impotent the act of high-frequency trading, a growing form of trading that gave insiders an advantage. 1 week 14 hours ago via jetli
comingsoon.net – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that it will release Martha Stephens & Aaron Katzs Land Ho! on July 11 in New York and Los Angeles, followed by openings nationwide. Additionally, Land Ho! will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. The film made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. 1 week 2 days ago via theothersenhman
Sony Pictures Lands New Republic Article For Film On China’s First American Football League Championship Team
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: As The New Republic turns 100 years old, Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have made a preemptive acquisition of The Year Of The Pigskin, a just published feature by Christopher Beam about the unlikely success of the Chongqing Dockers, one of the first teams in the very first American football league to form in China. 1 week 2 days ago via jetli