Category Archives: Attachments
Hit List regular Chris Borrelli is setting up his next project as his latest spec Blu has attached Thor Freudenthal to direct the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. The story is described as I am Legend meets 28 Days Later.
Circle of Confusion and Arlook Group are teaming up on the new sci-fi feature Space Oddity from Rebecca Banner with Sam Boyd attached to direct, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned.
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone is keeping things in the family with the big screen adaptation of his novel A Child’s Night Dream. His son, Sean Stone, is set to helm the film which was greenlit by Randall Emmett and George Furla, the CEOs of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.
Sony’s live-action adaptation of Barbie has taken a huge step forward in the development process as it is looking at actress/comedian Amy Schumer to step into the shoes of the iconic Mattel toy.
Australian director Julius Avery has found his newest project in The King of LA, a crime drama based on an original spec from writer Chris Bremner. The project was recently picked up by Ridley Scott and his production banner Scott Free.
Sony Pictures has attached Rodney Rothman to pen the 21 Jump Street spinoff, centered on a female team of cops, with an for Rothman to direct as well. The original film starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum and included a hit sequel and second potential spinoff that would crossover with the Men in Black franchise.
The rights to Sherman Alexie’s best-selling YA book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian have been picked up by Fox 2000 with Hugh Jackman set for a supporting role.
Filmmaker Julie Delpy has announced her next project with My Zoe. Delpy is set to direct and star in the film which she wrote. She stars with Gemma Arterton and Daniel Bruhl. Production will begin next spring in the U.K.
Veteran actor John Goodman has been named the first cast member to join Rupert Wyatt’s next film, the sci-fi drama Captive State. It reunites the two after Goodman also appeared in Wyatt’s 2014 film The Gambler.
After Legendary acquired the rights for a Pokémon move and decided on a topic — Detective Pikachu — they fast-tracked a crew to start working on the film. Now, Rob Letterman has been chosen to direct the film, based on a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.
The long-in-development project Five Against a Bullet has found its new star in action veteran Jackie Chan. Joe Carnahan is still set to direct and is also doing rewrites on the script from the original scribe, The Three Musketeers’ Alex Litvak.
Imperative Entertainment has set Gavin O’Connor to helm Atlantic Wall with Bradley Cooper attached to star. The project is a WWII drama picked up by Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas as a pitch from Hit List alum Zach Dean.
Hamilton maestro Lin-Manuel Miranda has been tapped to serve as creative producer for the adaptation of Pat Rothfuss’ best-selling trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. The two will partner on the project at Lionsgate.
Oscar winner Jodie Foster has joined Drew Pearce’s near-future thriller Hotel Artemis. The project marks Pearce’s directorial debut and a return for Foster in front of the camera after having focused on directing for the past few years.
Lionsgate is in talks with 10 Cloverfield Lane director Daniel Trachtenberg to helm their Houdini feature based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.
Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Phyllis Nagy has been tapped to pen the untitled Kay Scarpetta film at Fox 2000. Created by Patricia Cornwell, the character of Scarpetta, a medical examiner who solves crimes with modern forensic technique, first appeared in the 1990 novel Postmortem.
Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon is getting to make her feature directorial debut with The Pact and has tapped John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz to star. The project hails from Seth Rogen’s Point Grey and DMG Entertainment.
Lionsgate’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’s best-selling YA novel, Chaos Walking is looking to add Tom Holland. He is in negotiations to join Daisy Ridley in the post-apocalyptic thriller.
The reboot of the cult classic Highlander has taken a big step forward as they have found a director in John Wick helmer Chad Stahelski. The project has been sitting on the shelf at Lionsgate since 2008 and had a revolving door of talent attached to it including Travis Fimmel, Kevin Costner, Liam Neeson, and Ryan Reynolds.
Writer/director Angela Robinson’s upcoming film Professor Marston & the Wonder Woman has added Connie Britton and Oliver Platt to its all-star cast. The two will join previously announced cast members Rebecca Hall, Luke Evans and Bella Heathcoate.
Continuing the new evolution of his career, The Big Short director and screenwriter Adam McKay is taking on another reality-charged story with a Dick Cheney biopic set at Paramount. According to reports, he began writing this new script after winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay this year.
In the midst of a press tour for Nocturnal Animals, Isla Fisher revealed to the Today Show hosts that a sequel to the hit 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers is in the works at New Line Cinema. Fist Fight scribes Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, are working on the script.
High-Rise‘s director and star, Ben Wheatley and Tom Hiddleston, are on the hunt for a new project to work on together and circling Frank Miller’s comic Hard Boiled. The project is based out of studio Warner Bros.
Angela Bassett has joined the star-studded cast of Marvel’s Black Panther. She joins Chadwick Boseman, who reprises his role first seen in Captain America: Civil War.
New Line has handed the reins of the Mortal Kombat reboot to Simon McQuoid. He will direct with a script from Greg Russo while James Wan produces alongside Michael Clear, and Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Jeremy Stein.
Awesomeness Films is adapting Teresa Toten’s YA novel Beware That Girl and they are looking to Elle Fanning to fill the starring role. Cut from the same cloth as psychological thrillers Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, the film follows two girls at an elite Manhattan private school as they manipulate each other in a game of cat and mouse.
The official Star Wars website made a big announcement today with the news that Emilia Clarke has joined the cast of the highly anticipated Han Solo spinoff film. She joins previously cast Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover.
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is currently in negotiations to land a critical role in White Boy Rick from director Yann Demange. The film is based on a spec by Logan and Noah Miller, which landed on both 2015 Hit List and 2015 Black List.
Disney’s new Winnie the Pooh film Christopher Robin has found its director in Marc Forster. Alex Ross Perry is penning the script, with Brigham Taylor producing, having last produced one of Disney’s latest big hits, The Jungle Book.