Industry tracking boards are reporting a couple interesting items today:
- Ben Affleck has apparently been offered the lead role in Antoine Fuqua’s (Bait, King Arthur, Shooter, Training Day) upcoming adaptation of the Vince Flynn novel Consent to Kill which Lorenzo di Bonaventura (GI Joe, Transformers) is producing for CBS Films.
- Ryan Gosling has apparently been offered the role of “Private Billy Cage” in Doug Liman‘s sci-fi project All You Need Is Kill.
Read More »
Please Recommend /Film on Facebook
In June, Doug Liman‘s name was attached to the Warner Bros. sci-fi project All You Need Is Kill. At the time I thought the pairing of Liman and a ‘Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day‘ story was odd, given that Liman is known to be rather on the indecisive side when it comes to directing style. But something clicked between Liman and WB, because he’s now confirmed to direct the film. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 19th, 2010 by David Chen
Doug Liman’s Jumper debuted in 2008 to a tepid critical response and didn’t exactly do gangbusters at the box office either, taking in only $80 million on an $85 million budget (although its worldwide total did reach $222 million). Nonetheless, the film did well enough that several of the people involved with it, including Liman himself, have speculated about a possible sequel.
Recently, Hayden Christensen (star of Jumper) hinted that the possibility of a sequel was still being discussed, and threw out some clues as to where the plot might go. Hit the jump for the details. Note that the following includes spoilers for the threadbare plot of the original Jumpers.
Read More »
Summit Entertainment have released the movie trailer for Doug Liman‘s political drama Fair Game. The film stars Naomi Watts as real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame and Sean Penn as her husband Joe Wilson. We all know the story which captured the news headlines, but the movie tells the tale from a more personal perspective. I had a chance to screen this film at the Cannes Film Festival and very much enjoyed it. I think a lot of people will be surprised at just how uninteresting the life of an undercover CIA operative really is, definitely nothing like it has been portrayed in most of the films over the years. But the political story that results from Plame’s identity leak is far more interesting and compelling.
Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Read More »
Chockstone Pictures has acquired the rights to Washington Post South American correspondent Monte Reel‘s non-fiction book The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, and have hired Doug Liman to direct. Mark Bailey is adapting the screenplay.
Liman is best known as the director of Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Mr. And Mrs. Smith and Jumper. The Last of the Tribe is about the search for the last surviving member of an Amazon tribe from the perspective of the government officials charged with finding him, and “preserving his way of life.”
Read More »
Doug Liman may be moving from the adventurous romantic past to the technologically-obsessed future. While he’s been prepping The Three Musketeers for Warner Bros., it now looks as if he’ll skip that movie and take the directorial gig on the ‘Groundhog Day with aliens’ movie All You Need Is Kill. Read More »
As remakes go, we could do a lot worse than a new take on a mid-’60s heist picture that originally starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. Especially when the script is by Joel and Ethan Coen.
Back in January word came out that producer Mike Lobell was still trying to mount a film based on the Coen Brothers rewrite of Gambit, which cast Caine as a cat burglar who gets romantically involved with his recruited accomplice, played by MacLaine. At the time there was no director attached, but now Doug Liman is moving towards the director’s chair. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
In this week’s /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley express reservations about Paul Greengrass’s upcoming 3-D film, reflect on recent incarnations of The Three Musketeers, and respond to M. Night Shymalan’s recent interviews about race in The Last Airbender. Special guest Keith Phipps, editor of the AV Club, joins us for this episode.
You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next week on Tuesday night at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.
Download or Play Now in your Browser:
Subscribe to the /Filmcast:
Read More »