Catherine Hardwicke has seemingly moved on from her early days as a director of arthouse films with a youth-oriented bent. (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown) Now she’s enmeshed in more mainstream films with a youth-oriented bent. To follow up Twilight, she is in post-production on Red Riding Hood, which Warner Bros. will release in February of next year. (Here’s the trailer.) Now she’s reportedly at the negotiating table for a deal to direct a film based on the James Dasher novel The Maze Runner, which is the opening chapter of a young-adult sci-fi series. Read More »

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Catherine Hardwicke may not have really been given the chance to play with werewolves in the Twilight series, but she’s done the next best thing: she’s directed Red Riding Hood, in which Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman are inhabitants of a medieval village that is beset by a werewolf.

Sadly, if predictably, the film looks to be going for tone and content that is very similar to Twilight. The first trailer just hit, and you can see it after the break. Read More »

First Look: Amanda Seyfried in ‘Red Riding Hood’

UPDATE: There is a tiny bit of footage available now, too. It’s embedded below, and the footage is right towards the end of the embed clip. Original article follows.

Here’s your first look at Amanda Seyfried as the title character in Catherine Hardwicke‘s Red Riding Hood. The scan comes from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which also has a few quotes from the director about her new film. Read More »

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Catherine Hardwicke’s proposed contemporized Hamlet retelling with Emile Hirsch didn’t work out as planned, but she may yet have her shot at tackling one of Shakespeare’s classic works. The director is currently in talks to direct the pilot for Romeo & Juliet, a TV series adaptation of the play that “follows the famous love story while also pealing away the curtain on the impetuous, incestuous, bloody and violent relationships during the Renaissance in Verona”.

ABC is developing the show, and World Trade Center screenwriter Andrea Berloff is writing it. Learn more after the break. Read More »

Did we really need another film rendition of Hamlet? Probably not, but I’d be lying if I said Emile Hirch and Catherine Hardwicke‘s “suspense thriller” take on the material didn’t intrigue me at least a little, if only to see how it’d turn out. Alas, looks like we’ll never know. For reasons that haven’t yet been made clear, the project is no more. Read More »

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This isn’t a gag: Pierce Brosnan and his son Sean Brosnan are teaming up to co-star in a film called Bonded, which will see them in an “Oliver Twist-esque” thriller based on a story that took place in California in the early ’90s.

Mo Ramchandani directs and wrote the script about “a Mexican teenager called Jesus who, after the death of his mother, is sold by his father and smuggled into America, where he’s forced to work as a bonded slave labourer in a Los Angeles sweatshop.” There he befriends a young woman who is soon sold into sexual slavery, leading Jesus to attempt to rescue her. Both Brosnans will play cops. [The Wrap]

After the break, new roles for Toby Kebbell, Lukas Haas and Walton Goggins. Read More »

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Warner Bros, Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox have announced new release dates for a sixteen films to be released over the next three years. We have information and dates for all of the films, after the jump.

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The process by which certain properties become movies can be a long, strange one. James Patterson‘s series Maximum Ride (which starts with the novel Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment) was optioned by Columbia and has been in development for the past year at the studio. But Columbia just put the project into turnaround, meaning another studio can step in and pick it up, and now Universal is poised to do just that.

Catherine Hardwicke remains attached to direct, but some other things are going to change. Read More »

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