The Vault trailer

Jaume Balagueró, who directed three out of four of the Spanish-language [Rec] horror films, is taking on a different genre in The Vault, a new thriller starring Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel, The Good Doctor) and Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth from Game of Thrones). This is a heist thriller set in Spain, in which a grizzled master thief hires an ambitious young engineer to help swipe a priceless treasure from a seemingly-impenetrable building.
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the vault trailer

“Crime does not pay,” the trailer for The Vault ham-fistedly declares. But it’s probably a very accurate description for the heist thriller-turned-horror-movie that is The Vault.

In James Franco‘s one-millionth project this year (does the guy never sleep?), he stars as a mild-mannered bank manager with a mustache who finds his bank being robbed by two sisters (Taryn Manning and Francesca Eastwood). But this this isn’t just a nuts-and-bolts thriller as the tables are turned when Franco’s manager unlocks the true horrific nature of The Vault.

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The latest comic book story to get a development deal is The Vault, an Image Comics title written by Sam Sarkar and drawn by Garrie Gastonny. This one has a better chance of making it to screens than most, as Sam Sarkar is also an exec at Johnny Depp‘s production company Infinitum Nihil, and one of the producers on the film is Graham King (The Tourist, Rango, Hugo). Read More »

Brian K. Vaughan

I usually don’t write about projects that don’t yet have a buyer, but I’m a big fan of comic book writer turned screenwriter Brian K. Vaughan, and have been watching his every move.

Vaughan is best known for the critically acclaimed Y: The Last Man Series and various other comic books including Runaways. Vaughan joined the television show LOST as a co-producer and writer mid-way through Season 3, but left last year. His presence could be felt though the pop culture-infused dialogue (who would win in a race, superman or the flash? Hurley writing Empire Strikes Back. Hurley reading a foreign issue of Brian’s Y: The Last Man at the airport) and some of the series’ epic plot twists and cliffhangers. Vaughan has been working to invade Hollywood, writing screenplays including: a twist on the King Arthur legend titled Roundtable setup at Dreamworks,  developing his Marvel comic Runwaways, a big screen adaptation of his Vertigo comic series Y: The Last Man which has been stalling over at New Line/Warner Bros, and an adaptation of his comic Ex Machina is in development over at BenderSpink.

So what is he up to now? The tracking boards are abuzz about Vaughan’s latest spec screenplay The Vault, which CAA has been supposedly shopping to various studios this week. More details after the jump.

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