In what amounts to the least surprising news in the history of premature movie release dates, Paramount has pulled Brad Pitt’s World War Z sequel from its release schedule — along with the latest Friday the 13th reboot from producer Michael Bay.
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Star-Lord, Jack Sparrow and Dom Toretto will likely appear, but what about Christian Grey or the Power Rangers?
Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce The Black Hand, a new film set up at Paramount Pictures based on the book of the same name by Stephan Talty. DiCaprio’s Appian Way banner will co-produce alongside The Gotham Group.
Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot are already working with Daisy Ridley on the fantasy thriller Kolma, and now they’ve enlisted the Star Wars heroine once again, as she’s attached to play a spy in A Woman of No Importance.
Follows American heiress and super-spy Virginia Hall, who attempted to break into the ranks of the American Foreign Service in the years before World War II. Rejected because of her gender and a disability, Hall worked during the war for the British intelligence unit SOE. She later joined the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA.
A brand new — and appropriately timely — spec is hitting the market this week from scribe Patrick McConville. The political thriller Inauguration Day has already captured the attention of several producers and is moving into major territories.
When a malicious cyber attack against U.S. Space Command forces the President-Elect and the outgoing President into the Situation Room hours before the Inauguration ceremony, the rival Presidents and their National Security teams work with and against each other to determine who is responsible for the attack and how to respond before it’s too late.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-director Joachim Ronning’s pitch for Origin has landed at Paramount Pictures with a preemptive deal. Ronning will co-write the script with his brother Andreas and is also attached to direct.
The ’60s TV action hero series The Green Hornet is coming to the big screen… again. Paramount Pictures and Chernin Entertainment acquired the rights to the show and are looking to give a makeover to the adaptation with Gavin O’Connor in the director’s chair.
Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld is hoping lightning will strike twice as Paramount Pictures has made a preemptive film rights deal for his other creation, Avengelyne. Akiva Goldsman is set to produce with an eye towards directing the feature.
Treasure Island scribe James Coyne has sold sci-fi pitch Cascade to Paramount Pictures. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps.
Music biography Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll is headed to the big screen as Paramount Pictures has acquired the book by Peter Guralnick with Leonardo DiCaprio set to star.
Paramount Pictures has picked up the film rights to the upcoming Jeff VanderMeer sci-fi novel, set to be published next spring by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Scott Rudin is attached to produce through his Scott Rudin Productions with Eli Bush.
A woman in a ruined city of the future who is a scavenger of biotech, who finds a strange creature in the matted fur of a giant, psychotic bear named Mord that’s been terrorizing the city. The woman takes the creature home and slowly begins to bond with it against her best instincts.
Leonardo DiCaprio has his eye on the latest non-fiction best-seller from author Beth Macy and will develop through his Appian Way shingle as a potential starring vehicle.
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.