February 18, 2018

David Goyer To Helm “Monte Cristo” Reboot

"Batman Begins" and "Man of Steel" scribe David Goyer has signed on to direct a new film adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas revenge tale "The Count of Monte Cristo" for Constantin Films and Impact Pictures. Set in early 19th century France, the tale centers on Edmond Dantes, a young man betrayed and falsely imprisoned. While on a prison … [Read more...]

Clarke To Helm “Dermaphoria” Adaptation

Documentary filmmaker Ross Clarke ("Skid Row") will make his narrative directorial debut on a feature film adaptation of Craig Clevenger's novel "Dermaphoria". The story centers on a brilliant chemist who wakes up in jail after a drug lab explosion and is suffering from amnesia. Trapped between cops who want to arrest him and heavies who will … [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...]

Sam Raimi Will Not Helm The “Oz” Sequel

Still out doing his "Oz The Great and Powerful" press commitments, filmmaker Sam Raimi has revealed that even if Disney plans to return to Oz, he won't be coming back. "I haven’t planned on directing the sequel. I did leave some loose ends for another director if they want to make the picture... I was attracted to this story but I don’t think the … [Read more...]

Joe Wright To Helm Gaiman Adaptation

Focus Features, Playtone and Shoebox are set to acquire and produce a film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's upcoming novel "The Ocean At The End Of The Lane". The story begins when a lodger steals a family car and committes suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will … [Read more...]

Andy Goddard To Helm “The Blunderer”

Andy Goddard ("Downton Abbey," "Doctor Who") is set to direct an adaptation of author Patricia Highsmith's 1954 novel "The Blunderer" at Killer Films and Sierra Pictures. The story follows the young, successful and handsome Walter Stackhouse, who seems to have it all until his wife’s body is found at the bottom of a cliff. Under suspicion, he must … [Read more...]

Espinosa To Helm Grisham’s “Racketeer”

Daniel Espinosa ("Safe House," "Easy Money") is developing an adaptation of John Grisham's latest novel "The Racketeer" as a directing vehicle for Double Feature, Fox 2000 and New Regency. The story begins with the murder of a federal judge at a lakeside cabin and the contents of his safe being emptied. The only man who knows the whos and whys … [Read more...]

Tod Williams To Helm “Cell” Adaptation

Tod 'Kip' Williams ("Paranormal Activity 2") is attached to direct the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Cell" at Cargo Entertainment. The story centers on a graphic artist (John Cusack) who struggles to reach his wife and son in the aftermath of a devastating pulse transmitted through a mobile phone network. King and Adam Alleca ("The … [Read more...]

Kenneth Branagh To Helm “Cinderella”

Kenneth Branagh has entered talks to direct the live-action version of "Cinderella" in the works at Disney Pictures. Mark Romanek left the project several weeks ago over creative differences, namely his vision being "too dark and edgy" for the studio. Cate Blanchett remains attached to play the wicked stepmother. Chris Weitz and Aline Brosh … [Read more...]

Zack Snyder To Helm “Star Wars” Film

Zack Snyder To Helm "Star Wars" Film "Man of Steel" and "300" director Zack Snyder may have already ruled himself out of the running for the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" at Disney Pictures, but that doesn't mean he won't be a part of the SW universe. Vulture reports that Snyder is developing a presently untitled "Star Wars" project for … [Read more...]