Browsing: Universal Pictures
Jason Reynolds’ finalist for the National Book Award had a small bidding war for the movie rights, which Universal won, getting De Luca and Legend as part of the package.
A rookie FBI agent named Scott Lawson is assigned to the border town of Laredo, Texas, where he writes reports about the drug war but doesn’t get to do much else. Until he’s asked to check out an anonymous tip that a horse sold for a record price at an Oklahoma auction house.
The film and television superstar will produce the project, which is about the hunt for the Mongolian dictator’s tomb, along with his manager Dany Garcia and their production company. Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers will also be involved with the production.
Girls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, and could take some wind out of the box office sails of its big-budget competitors Dunkirk and Valerian.
In the vein of The Heat, two overzealous female FBI agents go undercover — as men — in order to bring down a male-dominated domestic militia group, and in the process discover more about their true selves than they ever imagined.
The story follows three refugees from East Prussia as they struggle to survive during the end of WWII. They believe the ship Wilhelm Gustloff can take them to safety, but just as freedom seems within their grasp, tragedy strikes and the ship sinks, resulting in one of the worst maritime disasters ever.
The Tracking Board has confirmed that Janelle Monae and Leslie Mann have been tapped to star opposite Steve Carell in director Robert Zemeckis’ latest film for Universal Pictures, which is currently untitled.
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Amy Krouse Rosenthal created a dating profile for her husband so he could find love again once she’s gone. In the moving piece, which became an instant sensation, she praises all his best qualities and the many ways she’s fallen in love with him throughout their 26 years together.
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.
Though it would’ve been nice to see Universal add a female filmmaker to its Monsters Universe, especially given reports of this project’s feminist bent, it’s hard to argue with the selection of Condon, whose horror roots run deep.
Centers on Xar, a 12-year-old wizard prince without magic, and Wish, a 12-year-old warrior princess with a magical object in a world where magic is reviled and illegal. When they collide in the wildwood on the trail of a deadly (and thought to be extinct) witch, it’s the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their world.
The Tracking Board has confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently in negotiations to direct an untitled movie musical for Universal Pictures with the running title Wingmen, which he will also star in alongside Channing Tatum.
Written by Beck Dorey-Stein, the book follows a young woman living in Washington D.C. who is at an all-time career low when, through a twist of fate, she goes from serving cocktails to lobbyists to being hired as a stenographer in Obama’s White House.