If you think there are too many Snow White films in development, just refresh your memory on the list of films planned around the life of Julian Assange and his organization WikiLeaks. There’s a documentary to be directed by Alex Gibney, an HBO/BBC co-production based on Raffi Khatchadourian‘s June 7, 2010 New Yorker article called No Secrets: Julian Assange’s Mission for Total Transparency, and a possible film based on Andrew Fowler‘s forthcoming biography of Mr. Assange, called The Most Dangerous Man in the World.
But wait! There are more, including one film that may be written by Mark Boal, and another for which Paul Greengrass is being mentioned as director. Read More »
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There have been quite a few possible and/or rumored projects of late for Bourne / United 93 / Green Zone director Paul Greengrass. The most recent rumor had him as a possible director for Cleopatra starring Angelina Jolie. Now add another one to the pile, and it could end up being another film from Cleopatra producer Scott Rudin.
There’s a report saying that the director wants to make Memphis, a film about the events that led to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read More »
We first started to hear about producer Scott Rudin’s new 3D Cleopatra last year when James Cameron looked like a potential director and Angelina Jolie was talked up as the star. Mr. Cameron moved on to his Avatar sequels, but Angelina Jolie remains attached to the film that will be based on Stacy Schiff’s biography Cleopatra: A Life.
Now Scott Rudin says he’s “pretty close” to signing a director for the film. One name prominently mentioned is Paul Greengrass. Read More »
I can’t tell if Tales From the Gangster Squad, based on a series of LA Times articles and intended as an ensemble ‘actor’s piece,’ is as much of a priority at Warner Bros. as news would make it seem, or if the film is just an easy headline. The script details an LAPD squad’s efforts to oppose the incursion of organized crime into the city of LA, and is said to be fantastic.
In the last couple weeks, perhaps motivated by the reception for The Town, the film was offered to Ben Affleck, and yesterday word came down that Warner Bros. lobbed it at Darren Aronofsky. But with Affleck passing and Aronofsky looking likely to take Wolverine 2 (what a strange world) WB reportedly has five more names on a list of possible directors. Read More »
Carter Beats the Devil is one of those novels that made a big splash, was quickly optioned and then dropped right into development hell. But now it is getting a second chance at Warner Bros., with Michael Gilio set to script. (He wrote the draft of Treasure Island for WB that Paul Greengrass is reportedly directing.) In addition, Gilio has written a script for director Alexander Payne. But is that for Payne to produce, or direct? Read More »
Just over a month ago we reported that Paul Greengrass, the director of Bloody Sunday, United 93, Green Zone and the last two Bourne films, would make quite a stylistic change by taking a job directing the remake of Fantastic Voyage that James Cameron is producing. Now, as it turns out, he won’t do that job after all. Instead, Greengrass may direct another large-scale tentpole adventure. Read More »
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.
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In December 2009, it was reported that James Cameron was developing/producing “a Shane Salerno-scripted (Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem) sci-fi action script for Fox, described as an ‘event’ film set in the future.” Soon after we learned that the film was actually a 3D remake of Fantastic Voyage. So who will direct this 3D remake of the sci-fi classic?
Paul Greengrass is in talks to helm the project. Greengrass is best known to audiences as the director of the latter two Bourne films: The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. But film geeks might know him better as the director behind Bloody Sunday, Green Zone and the underrated and Oscar-nominated United 93.
But how will Greengrass adapt to a more traditional shooting style? Anyone who has seen any of Paul’s films, knows that the director loves to shoot films using handheld cameras. He has been both criticized and praised for his gritty shaky-cam documentary-style cinematography. I’m pretty sure that look won’t translate well to 3D.
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