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Joel Silver is planning “an entirely new take on the material,” which was originally about a convict hired to rescue the kidnapped President of the United States from the island of Manhattan which, in the distant future, exists as a walled-off prison for our nation’s worst criminals.
Joel Silver has been trying for a while now to get the popular animated show adapted for cinemas, and now a writer has been hired to rewrite a script already written by someone else. That counts as progress, right?
Joel Silver has been responsible for a hell of a lot of our greatest entertainment over the last three decades or so. Starting his career in the late 70s with a role as an associate producer for The Warriors, during the 80s he found talents like Shane Black, and made kickass movies like Die Hard, Predator, Lethal Weapon and Commando. In the late 90s he bet on a pair of sibling directors named Wachowski and the result was The Matrix
The show follows a teenager named Ben Tennyson who is a normal kid until he discovers a device called the Omnitrix. The device gives him the ability to transform into one of ten different alien creatures, all with their own specific abilities. The show lasted four seasons, running from 2005 to 2007. That series has since had a couple spin-offs, including Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.
One of the scripts trying to recapture a little bit of that Shane Black magic is Fully Automatic, which pairs two rookie cops with a female Delta Force-r to take down a dangerous mercenary armed with stolen weaponry. The script originated as spec by Randy Feldman in 2002. Feldman is no stranger to the buddy action/comedy genre himself, having written Tango & Cash way back in 1989.
You gotta love a good detective story. Hollywood certainly does, and over the years some of the best fictional detectives have made their way onto TV and movie screens, played by actors ranging from Humphrey Bogart to James Garner. We've seen Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe, and the troubled, broken men of James Ellroy's worlds.
If there’s anything Joel Silver doesn’t need, it’s yet another project on his enormous plate. The long time producer has been producing since 1979 (getting started with the classic The Warriors) and has since accumulated a resume of over 100 films, 12 of which are in various stages of production right now. He is legendary, and he’s just added a 13th film to his list of upcoming projects.
It's a real shame, but Dominic Cooper is almost assuredly going to be robbed of an Oscar nomination for his dual performance in The Devil's Double. Between the movie being released in August and only making a little over $1 million at the domestic box office, the Academy will probably look over it in favor or more populist or Oscar-bait-y fare.
ffleck’s been plenty busy developing his formidable directing resume, and it sounds like the helmer of Gone Baby Gone and The Town is about to add Line of Sight to his credits. THR says Affleck is in negotiations to helm and star in the Joel Silver-produced action thriller for Warner Bros. The story centers on an elite band of soldiers transporting an important load of cargo while contending with a global threat.
It probably doesn't mean much good for the actual Lethal Weapon reboot if this project now has a major star attached, but then again that's probably a good thing-- the buddy cop comedy is eternal, but Murtaugh and Riggs deserve to fade into the past with dignity
The Matrix producer will develop the extremely popular Cartoon Network series into a live-action tentpole series and, according to Variety, would like to distribute it through his longtime collaborating studio, Warner Bros. Silver tells the trade that his sons “clued him in” to the story of a young, courageous hero who’s able to assume the role of 10 sci-fi creatures with the help of a powerful wristwatch device called the Omnitrix.
Super-producer Joel Silver is heading up an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical Gypsy and has Barbra Streisand in talks to star. Apparently they’re still a long way
When you consider who the director was, Ridley Scott's Robin Hood should have been a lot better than it was. Instead, what audiences received was a fairly humdrum affair. There hasn't been a good Robin
You may not have seen him for awhile, but Jean-Claude Van Damme has been working pretty steadily. Some of it has even been interesting. Note I didn’t say good, or in any way mainstream. But interesting. Now that The Expendables
The news that Warner Bros. is eyeing the same material and trying to make a Pirates of the Caribbean-style swashbuckling adventure out of it doesn't guarantee that Gilliam's project will fail, but