Browsing: MGM Studios
The Purge meets Bourne Identity. Four criminal soldiers, whose skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments, escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror. Only a former army medic, his tough high school sweetheart, and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers who are on a mission to find the eccentric who holds the key to their survival.
Dominic West was the lead on The Wire, which is one of, if not the greatest television show of all time. As a loyal fan of The Affair, I was wondering just last week why we don’t see more of him on the big screen. Lo and behold, West was just cast as Lara Croft’s father in the Tomb Raider reboot that will star Alicia Vikander.
The Brandon Sanderson-penned sci-fi novella Snapshot has been acquired by MGM. Broken Road Productions (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse) and Entertainment 360 (Office Christmas Party) are set to produce.
Set in a society that can create a snapshot of a specific day in time that can be real again for one day, the court uses these snapshots for investigations. When a detective on Snapshot Duty investigates the memory of a call that was never logged, he makes a horrifying discovery.
The thrilling spec Canary Black from writer Matthew Kennedy is moving into several new territories to start development on the project. It has swiftly captured the attention of numerous producers, now interested in becoming attached.
MGM won the rights to a Politico article published last month written by Garrett M. Graff. We’re the Only Plane Left in the Sky details the story of President George W. Bush when he was evacuated from a classroom in Sarasota, Florida on to Air Force One after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
The hot spec Hummingbird from writer John McClain is hitting the market with production company Broken Road leading the way. The project already has Marcus Kryler and Frederick Akerstrom attached to direct and actor Shailene Woodley interested in starring.
Updated 09.02.16: Mark Townend’s high-concept sci-fi action thriller, pitched as Looper meets Safe House, continues to burn up the market ahead of the holiday weekend, with Screen Gems, Legendary Pictures, and AG Capital being the latest to take a closer look at what has become one of the summer’s hottest specs.
Logline: Forced back into action after a rogue special ops team murders her husband, a super-spy who traded in her legendary career for a normal life, embarks on a bloody quest for vengeance that leads to the highest rungs of government, uncovering a secret that could shake the foundations of American democracy. John Wick meets Salt.
The summertime spec market is heating up once again as red hot comedy Besties from scribes Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic makes its way into all major studios.
Joe Russo and Anthony Russo have boarded MGM remake of The Thomas Crown Affair as producers. The Captain America: Civil War directors will join star Michael B. Jordan for the project.
Glen Powell is set to star opposite Game of Thrones’s Emilia Clarke in the forthcoming romantic comedy Set It Up. The story follows two overworked assistants who attempt to set up their horrible bosses with each other to make their jobs a little easier.
UPDATE (4.7.16): Paramount has come out on top in the fight for T.J. English’s The Corporation with a stunning seven figure offer. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce through their Appian Way banner, with Benicio Del Toro set to star.
The unique, untold American gangster story of Jose Miguel Battle Sr. (“El Padrino”), the leader of the “The Corporation” – also known as “The Godfather.”
We’ve put together a list of actors that we think would make for a great Waldo, because unlike the famously-hard-to-locate wanderer, finding the right person to fill the role shouldn’t be so difficult. Plus, tell us who you think should play Waldo in our reader poll.
Death Wish is bringing in Big Bad Wolves directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado to helm the Bruce Willis-starring remake. The original film starred Charles Bronson and was adapted from the Brian Garfield novel.
Robert Rugan has been tapped to direct MGM’s Kidrobot, an adaptation of the hip street art and fashion-oriented toy brand. Details about the storyline have been kept under wraps, but the movie will be live-action.