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Following a poor test screening that rankled producers Scott Rudin and David Ellison, Paramount has decided to sell international rights to Alex Garland’s new film to Netflix.
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.
UPDATE: The project has been shelved due to the fact that the filmmakers have yet to secure the rights to the novel. James Franco is looking to cast Russell Crowe in his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. The Academy Award-winning actor is in talks to star with Tye Sheridan and Vincent D’Onofrio.
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.
Mykelti Williamson and Russell Hornsby have officially signed on to join the Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, Fences. The two will reprise their roles they played in the Broadway revival.
Jonah Hill will sit in the director’s chair for the first time for the dramedy Mid-90s, a coming-of-age story about a group of teens in California in the ’90s learning about the ups and downs of life during their adolescence.
Isaac is the latest to join Garland’s adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 science fiction thriller about a team of scientists who enter a restricted government wilderness.
UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.
A massive bidding war is underway right now as some of Hollywood’s biggest players compete for the rights to Lost City of Z author David Grann’s upcoming Killers Of The Flower Moon. A-listers are attached and studios are swarming as the year’s biggest bidding war gets underway!
Chronicles the real-life 1920s mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of several Osage Indians, who were at the time among the richest people on the planet. The story follows the twists and turns of the investigation that eventually became the first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover’s brand new FBI.
Tony Kushner has signed on to pen the adaptation of the August Wilson play, Fences. Denzel Washington will direct and likely star in the film, alongside Viola Davis. The two actors previously headlined the Broadway revival.
It looks like the Little House on the Prairie movie has finally found a home at Paramount. The movie adaptation of the popular television series was in development at Sony in 2012. Now that it is in the hands of Paramount, it seems that the project is moving forward.
The Oscar-nominated Brooklyn star is on board for Lady Bird, Gerwig’s first solo feature writing and directing effort. Ronan will play a high school senior spending her last year at home in Sacramento.
Rumors begin swirling for the directing and casting roles of the Scott Rudin-produced Justice League Dark. The team is made up of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Anton Arcane, The Demon, and Madame Xanadu.
Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez has entered talks to star alongside Natalie Portman in Paramount Pictures’ sci-fi adaptation Annihilation. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing, while Ex Machina director Alex Garland writes and directs.
Fox Searchlight has teamed with Scott Rudin to pick up one of the summer’s hottest mystery reads. The taut, suspenseful Eileen has been favorably compared to Gone Girl and has been pitched as The Girl on the Train meets To Die For.
The studio is in talks with Steven Knight to adapt the fourth novel in the Millennium series. The original trilogy was created by Stieg Larsson, with the fourth novel by David Lagercrantz.
Despite the departure of Guillermo Del Toro, it’s now apparent that the Justice League Dark adaptation, otherwise known as Dark Universe, is moving forward under the guide of Scott Rudin.
The big screen adaptation of When We Were Animals is moving forward at Sony Pictures Entertainment, with Scott Rudin Productions coming on board to bring one of the year’s hottest literary properties to life.