Merlin Origin Story

Disney is moving forward with development on two projects. One, the Merlin origin story Young Merlin, sounds like the sort of thing that could be stuck in development hell forever, and perhaps for good reason. The other, an action/comedy called The Wheelman, sounds like a fluffy piece of distraction that we’ll probably see on screens in some February of the future. Read More »

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Michael Mann Finds ‘Gold’

Michael Mann‘s last feature, Public Enemies, hit theaters almost two years ago. He’s got the HBO drama Luck coming up soon, but thanks in part to the demands of that show, has been slow in settling on a new feature project. Possible films have included medieval battle film Agincourt, the gangster film Big Tuna and a biopic of photographer Robert Capa, which has had Gemma Arterton and Andrew Garfield attached. (EDIT: Michael Mann’s reps say that Gemma Arterton and Andrew Garfield are not and never were attached to the Robert Capa film.)

Now the director has seized upon Gold, a contemporary thriller written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman that is said to be akin to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Read More »

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