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 »

Mike Newell to Direct The Terminal Spy

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Mike Newell (Prince of Persia, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Donnie Brasco) has signed on the write and direct a yet-to-be-officially-titled feature film based on the book The Terminal Spy by Alan Cowell, the New York Times’ London bureau chief when the events narrated in this book reached their climax.. The 448-page book is about the mysterious death of ex-Russian KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned in 2006 and while laying in his London hospital bed, personally accused then-Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind his murder.No cast has been attached to the project, which is said to be in “an advanced stage of development” over at Warner Bros.

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