Tag Archives: Joel Silver

Sandra Bullock Returns to Action Thrillers, Will Channel Her Inner Liam Neeson in “Cash Truck”

Sandra Bullock Cash TruckBullock will play an American who takes a job at an armored car company in London that was the recent target of a deadly heist. As she earns the trust of its tight-knit crew, we learn there’s much more to the woman than it seems, as she has both a troubled past and a mysterious agenda.

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CBS & Joel Silver Team Up for Legal Drama “Southern / Eastern”

Joel SilverDevelopment season continues to trek on this week as CBC has put legal drama Southern/Eastern into development. The project hails from Silver Pictures Television’s Joel Silver and writer John Romano, Lionsgate TV is the studio, where Silver Pictures has a first-look deal.

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“Oliver Twist” Getting a Contemporary Spin from NBC

Oliver ExcerptCharles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist is the latest classic to get the television treatment with NBC giving the contemporary take a script commitment. Joel Silver and Lionsgate are behind the adaptation with scribes Chad Damiani and J.P. Lavin penning the pilot.

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RIFT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen a political fight over the future of the top secret RIFT teleportation technology puts his family in the crosshairs, an ex-special forces operative must steal the device and go rogue in order to save them before they become collateral damage. Think Bourne Identity meets Jumper.

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Paramount Nabs “Do No Harm” By Hit List Alum Julia Cox, Joel Silver To Produce

Paramount-logoThe thriller, which is cut from the same cloth as films like Unfaithful and Fatal Attraction, landed on the Hit List in 2015.

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DO NO HARM (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn ambitious surgeon’s life takes a dangerous turn when she indulges in an affair with a doctor whose god complex challenges her own.

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{Things We Love} “The Nice Guys” Producer Joel Silver Screams At Ryan Gosling And Russell Crowe

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Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe’s upcoming film The Nice Guys will probably do a decent job as counter-programming this weekend considering the theaters will be filled with massive blockbusters — but that is not good enough for super-producer Joel Silver.

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{Exclusive} Patrick Melton And Marcus Dunstan Tapped To Rewrite Colin Trevorrow’s “Metronome”

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Melton and Dunstan have been tapped to rewrite Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow’s sci-fi action spec Metronome, formerly known as World War X.

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Warner Bros. Taps “Wonder Woman” Scribe Jason Fuchs To Pen “Lobo”

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Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs has been tapped to write yet another DC adaptation, which suggests that Warner Bros. has confidence in the work he’s done on the Gal Gadot solo feature.

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George Clooney In Talks With Star-Studded Cast For “Suburbicon”

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George Clooney is setting up an all-star cast for his next directing project. After signing on to helm Suburbicon, written by Joel and Ethan Coen, he is now in talks with Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Josh Brolin to join the cast.

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{HEAT METER} Action Spec “Designated Survivor” Sets The Market On Fire

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Robert Lynn’s dynamic new action spec Designated Survivor has quickly spread like a wildfire through town, landing at six major territories.

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George Clooney In Talks To Direct Coen Brothers’ Latest Script “Suburbicon”

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George Clooney is in talks to direct the latest script from the Coen Brothers, Suburbicon. The story is described as a period noir in the vein of their early breakouts Blood Simple and Fargo. Clooney recently wrapped filming on their upcoming comedy, Hail, Caesar!

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SUBURBICON (SALES)

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A noir drama set in the 1950s.

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BLACK MONEY (COEN) (SALES)

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Follows detective Lew Archer, who is hired by a spurned lover to expose the suave Frenchman who has run off with his client’s girlfriend, following a trail that leads to a deep conspiracy as the mysterious paramour is connected to a seven-year-old suicide and a ton of gambling debts.

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Joel Silver Launches Silver Pictures Entertainment

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The company is set to develop its own film, television and digital projects. Producer Hal Sadoff has been named the CEO.

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THE PASSENGER (CASE) (SALES)

Logline: After a reclusive former SWAT officer rescues the only survivor of a plane crash in the mountains of Alaska, he soon becomes her only hope of survival and her only chance of exposing a conspiracy that will rock the US government to its core.

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PREDATOR (REBOOT) (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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THE NICE GUYS (SALES)

Logline: Set in 1970s Los Angeles, a recovering alcoholic and a private investigator are brought together by the suicide of a fading porn star. Together, they launch an investigation after the girl’s aunt swears she saw her niece after her “death” and find that the conspiracy is more far reaching than they expected.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} CHRIS HEMSWORTH OFFERED A “LETHAL WEAPON” IN FRANCHISE REBOOT

Currently titled “Lionhunters,” producers aim to bring back the successful franchise.

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LIONHUNTERS (SALES)

Logline: Reboot of the famous buddy-cop franchise from the late ’80s, set to explore a new young gun on the police force.

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FACELESS (SALES)

Logline: Story of a young woman suffering from “face blindness” following a car accident who falls prey to a sadistic serial killer who uses her unique condition to his own advantage.

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WEIRD SCIENCE (REMAKE) (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps but said to be in the vein of “21 Jump Street” and “The Hangover”.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (REBOOT) (SALES)

Logline: A convict is sent to Manhattan Island, which has been turned into a maximum security prison, and is tasked with rescuing the president.

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STRAIGHT EDGE (SALES)

Logline: Pitched as being in the vein of 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon, story centers on a heist gone wrong.

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HOME INVASION (SALES)

Logline: A dysfunctional family’s house is broken into by mysterious intruders.

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SANCTUARY (TREZZA) (SALES)

Logline: A young woman, possessed by a demon, seeks refuge within The Sanctuary, a Vatican-run secret organization that teaches the possessed to channel their inner demon and use its power as a weapon against evil.

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ENEMIES CLOSER (SALES)

Logline: After a shipment of drugs goes missing on the US-Canadian border, former Navy SEAL, Henry, is plunged into survival mode when the drug cartel forces him to help retrieve the downed package. Now stuck in the woods with Clay, a man with a personal vendetta against Henry who has returned for retribution, the two mortal enemies must make a choice: put aside their past and work together, or die alone at the hands of the drug runners.

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ECHOES (FIALKOV) (SALES)

Logline: Brian Cohn learns that he inherited the trophies of his father’s career as a serial killer. Will his madness send him further down into the crawlspace of his father’s mind?

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GETAWAY (SALES)

Logline: A burnt out former race car driver must track down a mysterious man who kidnapped his wife.

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Talent Moves & Studio Deals Recap (06.08.12)

Check out the lastest agency signings and studio deals of the week!

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