Browsing: Robert Schwentke

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ALLEGIANT PART 1 (SALES)
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Sequel to “Divergent” and “Insurgent,” part one of the explosive conclusion to the trilogy that reveals the secrets of the dystopian future.

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HAUPTMANN (SALES)
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Logline: Tells the true story of private Willi Herold, who stole the identity of a dead Luftwaffe captain to try to survive the last days of World War II.

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INSURGENT (SALES)
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Logline: The story picks up following Beatrice’s surprising faction decision, and leads into radical new discoveries and secrets on the verge of the looming war, and her realization as to where her decisions will lead her.

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THE FINEST HOURS (SALES)
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Logline: Follows the story of a Coast Guard rescue undertaken after two oil tankers were torn in half by treacherous waves during a deadly blizzard.

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THE POISON KITCHEN (SALES)
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Logline: Story centers the Muenchener Post, the Munich newspaper that waged a war for more than a decade against the burgeoning Nazi Party and its leader Adolf Hitler.

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OSTERMAN gets a Director!
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Robert Schwentke has signed on to direct the adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND for Summit Entertainment. Story centers on a man, who on the eve of an annual weekend getaway with friends, is told that his friends are not who they seem. And after people start turning up dead, he finds himself trapped in a downward spiral of doubt, paranoia and ultimately, a desperate fight to stay alive long enough to figure out who he can trust and who may be out to kill him.

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R.I.P.D. updated with Director and Returning Star
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Robert Schwentke has signed on as director on the adaptation of the comic by Peter Lenkov, R.I.P.D (Rest in Peace Department). Also, Ryan Reynolds had exited the project due to scheduling issues, but has returned, now that the project has moved to a 2011 start date.

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Has THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND found new life?
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Hearing Robert Schwentke (hot off RED) and Summit Entertainment (hot off printing money) have mutually expressed interest in the director stepping aboard THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND remake, currently adapted by Simon Kinberg.

With Schwentke onboard there would be a fast-track to get another pass (or writer) on to polish, and to begin looking at cast for an early 2011 start.

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R.I.P.D. (SALES)
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Logline: A murdered cop is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a ghost-busting police force (itself comprised of ghosts) that battles spirits unready to depart this world.

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RED (SALES)
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Logline: Retired agents are framed and hunted by the government for the secrets they’ve collected over the years on the job as the CIA’s best.