Since the box office smash debuted earlier this summer, it appeared a given that Jenkins would return to helm the follow-up with reports saying that she was already working on a script with Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
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Jeremy Saulnier, the director of Blue Ruin and Green Room has come on to executive produce and direct alongside series creator Nic Pizzolatto.
Director Victor Levin (5 to 7) wrote the original script, which follows two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.
The actors originally played the Plummers, friends to Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall, in the 2014 crime thriller hit based on the eighties television show, which starred the late Edward Woodward.
Pullman will play the 41st Vice President, Nelson Rockefeller who served under President Gerald Ford from 1974 to 1977, and previously as the 49th Governor of New York.
Filming for Maniac recently began in New York. The dark comedy will consist of 10 episodes for Netflix.
With plans to start production in the fall, the Tim Story-directed action film brings together the stars of the two previous Shaft movies, including the 1971 action classic, starring Richard Roundtree.
Having set a number of box office records for a female filmmaker, including biggest opening and global box office gross, the Monster director is looking for a similar payday as a male director would get for the sequel to such an enormous blockbuster hit.
The project actually doubles as a reunion of sorts between Lathan and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, who previously worked together on Love & Basketball.
The filmmakers behind two Captain America movies and the two upcoming Avengers films will team with the Oscar-nominated director of The Imitation Game for an adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s acclaimed novel.
Simon Kinberg is producing the adaptation of William Gibson’s landmark novel, and the studio will soon hire a screenwriter to adapt the book.
Nellie Bly – a fiery, young journalist – is hired by Joseph Pulitzer in the late 1880s to feign insanity and go undercover as a patient into the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell Island. Once committed, she finds herself fighting her own rapid onset of madness as well as the doctors’ suspicions of her true identity.
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and the film’s male lead Chris Pine are reuniting for the six-episode limited drama One Day She’ll Darken. TNT announced at their TCA panel they had given the project a straight-to-series order, with Jenkins attached to direct the pilot and Pine set to star in all six installments.
Given the other Bermuda Triangle projects in the works around town, including one at Skydance from director Sam Raimi, Universal is understandably keeping plot details surrounding Esmail’s take under wraps.
Ever since Bubble, Soderbergh has been more open to experimentation in both the production and distribution realms, so the idea that he has used his iPhone to shoot a secret movie with an up-and-coming actress isn’t as big a surprise as it might seem on the surface.
True Detective has never had an African-American lead before, and Ali is a rising star in Hollywood, so his casting is a smart move on the network’s part.
The Magicians creator Sera Gamble is teaming up with super-producer Greg Berlanti for an adaptation of You starring Penn Badgley. The psychological thriller has landed a series order from Lifetime.
As much as it sucks that Lord and Miller aren’t working on Han Solo anymore, it’s good that they have another high-profile project to focus their creative energy on.
The arrangement gives Gosling access to financing and puts him on equal footing with contemporaries like Jake Gyllenhaal, whose company Nine Stories has a first-look production deal with Bold Films.
Golden Globe-nominated actor Paul Dano is shifting his focus to TV with the upcoming limited series Escape at Dannemora. The Showtime project will be executive produced and directed by Ben Stiller and is based on the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York.
The sequel follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park. After the power goes out, three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit.
Slade is the gifted stylist who directed Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night before landing a job directing the blockbuster The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Since then, he has focused his attention on television, directing episodes of Breaking Bad, Powers, Hannibal and the new Starz series American Gods.
Quincy Carpenter, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre, is doing fine, that is, until Lisa, another member of a group of press coined ‘Final Girls’ is found dead. When Sam shows up on her doorstep demanding answers and new details about Lisa’s death come to light, Quincy’s must race against time to try to unravel the deadly mystery of her past.
he popular book series The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice has been optioned by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content with the intention of developing a series written by Rice’s son, Christopher Rice.
David Mackenzie has cast Pine as Scottish king Robert the Bruce, who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in the early 14th century. Meanwhile, Ben Foster will play his loyal aide and chief adviser, a knight named James Douglas.
Though it would’ve been nice to see Universal add a female filmmaker to its Monsters Universe, especially given reports of this project’s feminist bent, it’s hard to argue with the selection of Condon, whose horror roots run deep.