A little ripple of mixed confusion and curiosity went through the internet yesterday when Patty Jenkins was revealed to be in talks to direct Marvel’s Thor 2. Jenkins helped Charlize Theron win an Oscar when she directed Monster, but that film is Jenkins’ sole feature credit. The Thor 2 deal seems predicated on two things: the success of her pilot for The Killing, and the fact that her quote is low.
And while Don Payne has been hired to write the Thor sequel, which is scheduled for July 2013, we don’t know much about the story. And we still don’t know much in terms of specifics, but recent statements from Kevin Feige give us a basic idea of what to expect. In short: cosmic road trip! Read More »
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A few weeks back, Variety reported that Brian Kirk, who recently directed episodes of Game of Thrones, was in talks to direct Marvel’s Thor 2. But movement has been pretty slow on the project, and we never got the expected press release from Disney and Marvel announcing the finalization of the deal.
Now Deadline reports that Patty Jenkins is a strong contender for the job. Read More »
AMC Television has officially announced that they have made a full series order for the ilot that was formerly known as The Killing, from writer and executive producer Veena Sud (Cold Case). They have also passed along the first production photo from the yet-to-be-officially titled crime thriller series. Read the full press release after the jump.
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After The Fountain failed to perform at the box office (likely due to marketability), I was worried that Hollywood might have lost faith in writer/director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream). Good thing that isn’t true, because Aronofsky will prove himself as one of the best filmmakers of our generation, I’m sure of this. Aronofsky is doing post production on The Wrestler, and is set to go into the ring with Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter.
And now AMC has hired Aronofsky to develop a new drama series called Riverview Towers. The show will revolve around a family that moves into an apartment building with paranormal activity. Sounds intriguing. Unfortunately Aronofsky doesn’t have the time to pen the pilot teleplay himself, and the network has hired John J. McLaughlin, who wrote Aronofsky’s upcoming film Black Swan. Aronofsky will serve as executive producer. Patty Jenkins (Monster) is in talks to direct should the pilot get picked up.