Under The Dome

There’s a good chance that Under the Dome is show everyone will be talking about this summer. CBS is adapting the Stephen King best-seller about a small town that’s suddenly isolated by a huge, invisible dome into a 13 part mini-series. Broadcast begins June 24, and the network has just released the first actual look at the show. It’s a one-minute long behind the scenes featurette that has some footage featuring the town, the cast, and some of the effects. Check out the video below. Read More »

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Director Niels Arden Oplev and actress Noomi Rapace found great success across the globe with the trilogy of films based on Steig Larsson’s Millennium novels, beginning with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The duo has reunited for Dead Man Down, a revenge tale in which Rapace plays a woman who coerces hit man Victor (Colin Farrell) into helping her execute a revenge plot.

The first trailer for the film is now online; check it out below. (Updated below with a much better embed.) Read More »

Stephen King‘s 2009 novel Under the Dome looks like it’s finally going to be adapted. The project was originally optioned for Showtime and fan-favorite writer Bryan K. Vaughan was hired to adapt, but after some time the project was put into turnaround. It’s now been picked up by CBS and given a 13 episode straight-to-series order for the Summer of 2013. Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment is still attached to produce and Neal Baer (ER) has signed on as the showrunner. Niels Arden Oplev, the director of the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, will helm the first episode. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Here’s another project announced at the American Film Market this week: Dead Man Down is an action thriller that will see Noomi Rapace working again with her The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev. Colin Farrell is signing on as well, for a film that is being sold as a “thrilling tale of vengeance.” Read More »

A few years ago Zack Snyder cooked up a war story more grounded in reality than most of his work. Scripted by 300 writer Kurt Johnstad, The Last Photograph is about two Americans, a journalist and a retired soldier, who attempt to rescue a kidnap victim in Afghanistan. The film has been in active development for the past year, with Christian Bale attached to play the reporter, and Sean Penn rumored for the soldier.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev has been set to direct, but a new report puts him out of the picture (possibly to make Game Theory instead) and places Zack Snyder in the director’s chair. Read More »

Here are a couple small reports about new projects that have just attached directors. We don’t have a great deal of info about either one, but as we expect to be following up on these soon we’ll give you the early rundown now.

First, Niels Arden Oplev, who made the original Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is now set to direct Game Theory for Summit. The film is written by Michael Alan Lerner, and is about “a college professor and game theorist who gets sucked into a large-scale global crisis.” Serious stuff! Maybe.

The director has been on the verge of breaking into US films since the runaway success of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but the two films he has been attached to (The Keep and The Last Photograph) haven’t really moved forward yet. He has done the pilot for the CBS show The Rememberer, but that’s not quite the same as making a war movie with Christian Bale. But The Last Photograph looks like it could still happen, and in the meantime perhaps he can make Game Theory. [Deadline]

After the break, Mikael Hafstrom, director of The Rite, will make a supernatural thriller called Wake for Hammer Films. Read More »

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Ah, it’s the notorious ‘an offer is out to…’ story, which has of late become more of a staple. These are both potentially interesting projects, but keep in mind that at this point we’re just documenting offers that have been given to actors to appear in these projects — the films aren’t greenlit, and there’s a 50/50 chance, at least, that these actors won’t take these roles. That said, chew on the ideas of  Christian Bale in a film based on a Zack Snyder story, Bradley Cooper in another R-rated comedy and Jim Carrey in a film about a magician. Read More »

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