A couple of months ago, we learned that Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve was in talks to direct Sony Pictures’ long-brewing Cleopatra movie about the famed Egyptian queen. Hollywood has been attempting to make a movie about her for the better part of the last decade, with directors like David Fincher and Ang Lee attached, and while Sony was once looking to turn this into the type of big-screen epic that might have rivaled the classic film version of the story from 1963, a new interview with this film’s writer has us rethinking our expectations about this movie.
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Posted on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 by Fred Topel
When Ridley Scott decided to replace Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, it wasn’t simply a matter of hiring Christopher Plummer. Actors had to return for quick reshoots, and screenwriter David Scarpa had to make sure the script pages were ready for Plummer.
Plummer now assumes the role of J. Paul Getty. When his grandson (Charlie Plummer) is kidnapped, Getty refuses to pay the ransom. His daughter-in-law Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) can only implore Getty, through his counsel Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), to help. Scarpa spoke with /Film about penning the screenplay for the new thriller, the differences between the two versions of the film, and the upcoming adaptation of The Cartel that he’s writing for Ridley Scott.
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Rupert Wyatt scored this summer with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Fox is already moving forward with the development of another Apes film that Wyatt is provisionally set to direct. But that sequel isn’t yet written, so Wyatt has a chance to do something else until Fox pulls together a working Apes script.
That something may be Londongrad, a Warner Bros. film about KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned in 2006 and accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of masterminding the attempt on his life. Furthermore, for a star Warner Bros. is looking to another man who helped Fox this summer: X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender. Read More »
Don’t ever say Twilight didn’t do anything for people. Fresh off David Slade‘s $700 million dollar worldwide slaying with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the director of Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night has just signed on to helm a reboot of the Marvel character Daredevil for 20th Century Fox. David Scarpa, writer of The Last Castle and Fox’s The Day the Earth Stood Still, was reportedly hired to write a script last year, but that could be a thing of the past. Read more after the break. Read More »
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We’ve known that this would be happening, but a last-minute Friday report from Mike Fleming at Deadline Hollywood confirms Daredevil as the latest superhero reboot. David Scarpa, writer of The Last Castle and Fox’s The Day the Earth Stood Still remake, is scripting. No other talent is announced at this point. Peter Chernin, who is also working on that new Planet of the Apes movie, is producing.
Just in case you have any doubt about how things will go with other Marvel character movies lodged at studios like Fox, Fleming notes that this reboot is going forward for one simple reason: unless Fox moves forward with Daredevil the studio risks losing the character to Marvel/Disney. Yeah, that means we’ll still be hearing about Fantastic Four and likely Silver Surfer movies at some point, too. (The LA Times followed up with a report about the reboot, but doesn’t offer any other new info)