Ridley Scott Will Produce ‘Marvel’ For AMC

Ridley Scott directing The Martian

Ridley Scott is a busy man. He always has a few movies on his plate, including an adaptation of The Cartel and possibly a remake of The Prisoner, and his company also produces a healthy amount of movies. Scott Free Productions is currently working on Marvel, a TV adaptation of George Pendle‘s nonfiction book Strange Angel. And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with Marvel Studios or Marvel Comics.

Learn more about the Ridley Scott TV show after the jump.

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The Black List 2014

The Black List 2014 has been released. The annual list is compiled with a poll of over 250 development executives and high-level assistants, and contains a ranking of the hot screenplays making the rounds in Hollywoodland, which were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2014 and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year. Basically, The Black List is a list of the hottest projects in Hollywood that you haven’t heard of yet.

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Don’t let anyone tell you science fiction isn’t the latest trend sweeping Hollywood. It might take a few years to really take hold but films like this year’s Oblivion, After Earth, Gravity and Ender’s Game have studio executives prepping for a whole new wave of sci-fi projects. Universal picked up a new one earlier today and now Paramount has the latest. It’s a novel called Nexus by Ramez Naam and it’ll be produced by Mary Parent through Disruption and Darren Aronofsky via Protozoa. Screenwriters Ari Handel and Mark Heyman are in talks to adapt.

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After making his feature directorial debut on last year’s The Adjustment Bureau, George Nolfi is lining up his sophomore effort. Nolfi has just signed a deal to helm Lionsgate’s elevated genre pic XOXO, described as “Fatal Attraction for the digital age.” The project already has some intriguing pedigree behind it. The screenplay comes from Black Swan scribe Mark Heyman, who will now rewrite under Nolfi’s supervision, and Darren Aronofsky, Michael London, and Kelly Mullen are on board as producers. More details after the jump.

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If you loved Black Swan but thought it might be even better with a touch of The Social Network or Catfish, Mark Heyman‘s got a new project that may excite you. The Black Swan writer is currently shopping an “upscale genre story” titled XOXO that sounds like a combination of last year’s most buzzed-about films — albeit an intriguing, promising mismash.

Combining the creepy obsessive relationship of Black Swan, the Facebook focus of The Social Network, and the social media savvy of Catfish, XOXO follows the story of a young man who strikes up a relationship with a young woman he meets online, only to find the relationship take a disturbing turst when she begins stalking him. Darren Aronofsky and Sideways producer Michael London are already set to produce. Read more after the jump.

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(500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb is currently shooting Spider-Man, and will likely be busy with Sony’s web-swinger reboot for some time. But prior to landing that gig he’d been developing the film Age of Rage. Now there’s a new screenwriter on the project to get things moving forward while Spider-Man is being born: Black Swan co-writer Mark Heyman is going to script. Read More »

Just when you thought Wolverine 2 was all set to go, suddenly in demand Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky is also attached to direct Machine Man, based on Max Barry’s online book about a genius who replaces his body parts with machines. Barry released the story online one page per day so when Mandalay Pictures purchased the rights one year ago, they didn’t know how it all ended. The full book will be released in Spring 2011 and Mark Heyman, who also wrote Black Swan, is adapting the screenplay.

So with Aronofsky’s Wolverine 2 set to start filming in March 2011 and him having to promote the release of Black Swan throughout the Winter, what does Machine Man mean for the Marvel mutant? We decipher the clues after the jump. Read More »