January 21, 2018

Third “G.I Joe” Film On The Way

The nine month delay of the "G.I. Joe" sequel looks to have been a smart move. With a simultaneous worldwide release over the Easter Holiday weekend, 'Retaliation' raked in an impressive $ 132 million global box-office opening ($ 51.7m domestic, $ 80.3m foreign). It was so good that Paramount is already reportedly moving forward with plans for … [Read more...]

Jay Roach To Helm Lance Armstrong Film

Jay Roach ("Game Change," "Meet the Parents") has signed on to direct an untitled film about the doping scandal surrounding seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong at Warner Bros. Pictures and Atlas Entertainment. Scott Z. Burns ("Side Effects," "Contagion") has penned the script. The project has also secured life rights to Armstrong's … [Read more...]

“Tomb Raider” Film Reboot Goes Young

With the release today of Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics' high-profile reboot of the "Tomb Raider" game franchise, talk has turned again to the spin-off film franchise which has been sitting and gathering dust since the release of "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" ten years ago. The game reboots the franchise (ala "Batman Begins," "Casino … [Read more...]

Culture minister still has nothing for B.C. film industry, despite further talks

After having more “productive” meetings with film industry stakeholders, B.C.'s culture minister admits he still can't give them what they want.  "I believe that we're missing out on some of those benefits that go to the Crown, and that's what I’m trying to help the industry figure out." Speaking on CKNW’s The World … [Read more...]

Scribes Talk “Deus Ex” Film Adaptation

As previously announced, "Sinister" director Scott Derrickson is helming the film adaptation of Square Enix's well-regarded video game "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" for CBS Films. C. Robert Cargill, who co-wrote the script with Derrickson, says that the chief philosophy behind the film is that they're not making a video game movie, so much as making … [Read more...]

“Nixon” Scribes Pen Bruce Lee Action Film

QED International and Groundswell Productions are teaming for "Birth of the Dragon," an action film in which martial arts legend Bruce Lee is one of the lead characters. The story is inspired by the true-life no-rules fight in San Francisco's Triad-controlled Chinatown in 1965. The fight, between Lee and China’s most famous kung fu master Wong … [Read more...]

Group rallying to “Save BC Film” to meet with Culture Minister

The group pushing to increase labour based tax incentives for BC’s film industry is meeting with Culture Minister Bill Bennett on Thursday. Still, despite the meeting, Wayne Bennett with Save BC Film says no assurances have been given about any goodies for BC's film industry showing up in this week's provincial budget. "Within the throne … [Read more...]

Save BC Film group to meet with government this week

The group fighting to lower tax rates for the BC Film Industry says it has a big week ahead. David Markowitz with Save BC Film is handing out leaflets this weekend to promote the local film industry's battle to reduce tax rates in this province,  and says more talks are scheduled this week with the provincial government. "On Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Fincher’s “20,000 Leagues” To Film In Australia

The Australian government is expected to give Disney a 30% locations rebate worth just over $ 19 million to shoot David Fincher's upcoming "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" remake there this year. Disney executives are meeting with federal arts minister Simon Crean in Canberra on Thursday to finalize details of the incentive before the studio gives … [Read more...]

This Year’s Superbowl Film Commercials

This year's Superbowl is over, and the film-related commercials have all gone online. This year's batch included the very first look at "Fast & Furious 6," and an extended look at "Iron Man 3" which is mostly based around one impressive action scene: Then there's the most interesting trailer so far for Disney's "The Lone Ranger," and only … [Read more...]