January 21, 2018

“Royal” Helmer Takes On “Rebecca” Remake

A year after it was announced, word has come that "A Royal Affair" helmer Nikolaj Arcel has hopped onboard to direct the latest screen adaptation of Daphne Du DuMaurier's classic psychological noir thriller "Rebecca" at DreamWorks and Working Title Films. The book was previously adapted in 1940 as the first American film by then rising young … [Read more...]

“Warrior” Helmer Takes Over “Jane”

"Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor has stepped in to replace the absent Lynne Ramsay on the set of the western "Jane Got A Gun". Ramsey ("We Need To Talk About Kevin") failed to show on the first day of shooting in Sante Fe, and so the producers have scrambled to quickly find a new helmer to keep the picture from falling apart. They scored it with … [Read more...]

“Dogtooth” Helmer Cooks A “Lobster”

"Alps" and "Dogtooth" director Yorgos Lanthimos is reportedly seeking financing for his €1.9 million sci-fi project "The Lobster". Efthymis Filippou penned the script for this unconventional love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to 'The Hotel'. They are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 … [Read more...]

“Drive” Helmer Tackles “The Equalizer”

"Drive" helmer Nicolas Winding Refn has signed on to direct the $ 50 million big screen reboot of "The Equalizer" franchise at Sony Pictures. Edward Woodward starred in the classic CBS television series about Robert McCall, a former operative of a covert intelligence organisation who seeks redemption for his dark past via offering his services … [Read more...]

“Artist” Helmer, Tom Hanks Enter A “Garden”

Filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist") is in talks to direct an adaptation of Erik Larson's nonfiction book "In The Garden Of Beasts" at Universal Pictures and Playtone says Deadline. Tom Hanks will star as William Dodd, a mild-mannered Chicago professor in the early 1930's who becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany before … [Read more...]

“Kill List” Helmer Goes Psychadelic

Arriving on the scene with the stunningly well filmed (and just plain odd) "Kill List" last year, British filmmaker Ben Wheatley is certainly not resting on his laurels. Having already got "Sightseers" in the can for release later this year and the monster thriller "Freakshift" in development, Wheatley is managing to squeeze in yet another film - … [Read more...]

‘Carter’ Helmer Directs “Game Stands Tall”

"Coach Carter" and "Save the Last Dance" helmer Thomas Carter is set to direct the $ 20 million true story tale "When the Game Stands Tall" at Mandalay says The Hollywood Reporter. The film is based on the inspirational true story of high school coach Bob Ladouceur, who led his perennial losing California football team, the De La Salle Spartans, … [Read more...]

“9” Helmer & “Portal” Creators Go “Deep”

Shane Acker ("9") is teaming with Ireland's Brown Bag Films, along with "Half-Life" and "Portal" video game series developers Valve, on Acker's new action adventure feature "Deep" reports Variety. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, what's left of humanity shelters undersea in the hulks of sunken ships. Sullivan, a captain of a nuclear sub, makes … [Read more...]

“Iron Sky” Helmer To “Kill Hitler”

Having just directed "Iron Sky", filmmaker Timo Vuorensola can't seem to get enough of sci-fi comedy and Nazis. Twitch reports that Vuorensola will helm "I Killed Adolf Hitler", a time travel comedy based on the award-winning graphic novel for Studio Eight, Blind Spot Pictures and Niama Film. The story follows the adventures of a hitman who … [Read more...]

‘Valor’ Helmer Feels A “Need For Speed”

Scott Waugh ("Act of Valor") is in talks to direct the film adaptation of the video game franchise "Need for Speed" for DreamWorks Pictures says Variety. "Real Steel" scribes George and John Gatins developed a pitch for Electronic Arts with the former providing the screenplay. 'Need' has the advantage of in-built franchise name recognition. In … [Read more...]