Browsing: Jake Weiner
On a Chinese holiday that celebrates those who are not in relationships by encouraging pampering, shopping and partying, lives intersect across Shanghai. From Americans on a journey of self-discovery to old flames reconnecting, to an elderly woman reminiscing on the good old days, seemingly disconnected people will come together in moving, funny and surprising ways.
Marooned on his ship billions of miles from earth, a lonely astronaut on the verge of starvation reprograms the computer AI system to digitally look & sound like a beautiful call girl. With death around the corner she is his only companion – until a rescue team shows up with questionable intentions.
Nico van den Brink’s short follows a woman who learns that her neighbors — a mother and her two kids — have been killed. That would be enough to freak out anyone, but when she continues to hear the children running around and laughing, she really starts to get the creeps.
Original Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren and her eventual replacement, Patty Jenkins, were both reportedly considered for the gig, but Caro is the more thoughtful choice.
Dakota Johnson is set to join Andrew Garfield in the Los Angeles set noir crime thriller, Under the Silver Lake directed and written by David Robert Mitchell.
Under The Silver Lake has set up its domestic rights with A24. Just last week it was announced that Andrew Garfield was attached to star in the David Robert Mitchell pic.
Andrew Garfield has signed on for the lead role in Under The Silver Lake. He and Claire Foy are also in talks to star in the Andy Serkis-directed Breathe.
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.
Noah Hawley will be making his feature directorial debut with Man Alive. The spec from first-time scribe Joe Greenberg was acquired by 20th Century Fox in a six-figure deal.
Lars Klevberg’s new horror short, Polaroid, gets picked up for a feature adaptation after winning best short at the LA Horror Competition. Klevberg is attached to direct the adaptation.
Logline: Follows students, with high-ranking government official parents, that attend at Langley High — the school that’s located less than a mile away from the CIA. After one parent goes missing and a teacher turns out to be more than he seems, one student becomes caught in the middle of a conspiracy much bigger than anything he could have imagined.
A recap of the week’s TV News!