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Sony acquires rights to live-action Robotech movie from Warner Bros. 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...

Liam Neeson Targets Action Thriller 'Narco Sub' 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.

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John Woo Launches A Manhunt 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.

Bruce Sinofsky, Oscar-Nominated Co-Director of 'Paradise Lost' Trilogy, Passes Away at 58 Bruce Sinofsky, the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated co-director of the Paradise Lost documentary trilogy, has passed away at the age of 58. His collaborator and Paradise Lost co-director Joe Berlinger confirmed Sinofsky’s passing this morning, due to complications from diabetes. Continue reading…

Plans for a live-action Robotech movie have been revived I suppose as long as we are bringing back ASTRO BOY, there's room for a live-action ROBOTECH movie. I have only seen a few episodes of the series that debuted in the 1980s, but for true fans I’m sure this has to have them more than a little curious. The idea for a big-screen version of the show has been floating around for years with Tobey Maguire attached to produce and possibly star at one point.... Read More...

The Sleepless Night remake just got a jolt of much-needed energy. Open Road has just picked up the action-thriller and attached Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan to star. Baran bo Odar will direct from a script by Andrea Berloff. The original French film by Frédéric Jardin was a big hit with critics, if not the box office.

Sleepless Night Remake Reawakens With Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan Dreamworks Productions, LLC Remember when we told you to see Frédéric Jardin’s exhilarating thriller Sleepless Night, but then you were all disappointed to learn that it’s a subtitled movie and said you’d wait for the remake? That was a few years ago, and to your credit there was actually a Hollywood version announced immediately following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Well, if you’re growing tired of waiting, you will be glad to hear that the English-language remake is back on track after being dropped by Warner Bros.

John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris PrattThey’ve made a huge impact Stateside with their directorial debut, Keanu Reeves vengeance thriller John Wick, and now studios are courting David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. Universal has them in early talks to direct genre-mash graphic novel adaptation Cowboy Ninja Viking.Chris Pratt is attached to star in the film, and according to Variety, has met with the pair to give them his seal of approval. Cowboy Ninja Viking adapts the Image Comics title from writer A.J.

While promoting his upcoming new film, Spy, Paul Feig also talked about the upcoming all female Ghostbusters film he is been working on. He says that his intention is not to parody the original films but rather have a new story with a few nods to the originals. Read his remarks below:“We’re not recreating the old movie but we want to do just enough fun nods that the fans will go, ‘Oh, okay, they’re acknowledging that the other movie existed. I like to watch parodies, but I don’t want to do them because they’re too referential.

Rebel Wilson Has Met With The Ghostbusters 3 Team Busting may well make her feel goodToday is a US TV show that has famous folk talking things they are doing in their famous lives. Pitch Perfect veteran Rebel Wilson was on there recently, and during her interview, she happened to mention that she had met with Sony, her Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and the rest of the Ghostbusters 3 team about the possibility of strapping on a proton pack.“I have had a meeting,” Wilson said. “But who knows? They will have to look at the script when it’s finished... I’d do that for free.

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