Paramount Pictures has bought the rights to John Le Carre's novel, "The Night Manager." Brad Pitt is only attached to produce the film with his Plan B shingle.
The plot of the film according to Wikipedia:
The novel follows Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier turned night auditor for a luxurious hotel. One night, Pine encounters Sophie, a French-Arab woman who has ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketeer who has made a fortune from the sale of weapons. Sophie provides Pine with incriminating documents, which Pine forwards to a friend in British intelligence. Despite Pine's best efforts to help her, Sophie's betrayal is discovered and she is subsequently murdered. Six months later, Pine is approached by intelligence operatives Leonard Burr and Rex Goodhew, who are planning a carefully detailed sting operation against Roper. Eager to avenge Sophie, Pine agrees to go undercover to infiltrate Roper's vast criminal empire, but the operation is jeopardized by an inter-agency turf war within the intelligence community.
Robert Edwards ("Land of the Blind"), who was a former intelligence officer during the Gulf War, is hired to write the screenplay.
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As we revealed, oh gosh, back in May of last year, "MacGyver" creator, Lee David Zlotoff, hinted on a feature film based on the TV series.
Well, it's not a hint anymore, it's official! New Line is developing a feature film based on "MacGyver."
The daughter of Dino De Laurentiis, Raffaella De Laurentiis, is producing the film through her Raffaella Prods. And Mister Laurentiis is taking the role of executive producer.
According to a recent poll, "MacGyver" beat "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "24" as America's favorite TV action hero! Um, I still love "Buffy!!!"
So can "MacGyver" be a global franchise? New Line's Richard Brener says, "We think we're a stick of chewing gum, a paper clip and an A-list writer away from a global franchise."
That's the spirit!
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Sam Raimi talked to MTV News about "Spider-Man 4." No, he did not reveal the plot, just saying that:
“The writers, producers and I are working out what the story will be, but we haven’t been talking in terms of Part 4 and 5...I’ve read that [about 'Spider-Man 5’] also, but right now we’re just working on the story for ‘Spider-Man 4,’ just that one film."
So "Spider-Man" fans, it's only for the fourth film, not the fifth!
“We’re definitely talking about working from all the material in the comic books and nothing [invented] outside of that, “Raimi continued. “All the characters or villain or villains, whatever we decide to do will be from Stan Lee’s creations or those that came after him.”
As for the lovely Kirsten Dunst and her Mary Jane role?
“I can’t imagine making a ‘Spider-Man’ movie without Kirsten,” he said, seemingly contemplating the idea in his head with a long pause. “Of course it can be done because Spider Man has existed without the character of Mary-Jane but she’s one of my favorite parts and it would be a shame not to have her in the picture. I’m hoping she’ll be in it and I’m planning on having a story with her in it.”
Read the complete article right here.
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TV, theater, and film actor, Ron Silver, died Sunday at the age of 62. He had been fighting esophageal cancer for two years.
For a complete look at his career, read the article here.
And watch one of his last known interviews with Sir David Frost, yes from "Frost/Nixon" fame:
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Adam Marcus, the guy behind "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday," has been hired by RKO's Roseblood Movie Co. and Twisted Pictures to direct the remake of the 1943 classic "I Walked with a Zombie."
The film is revered as one of the pioneers of the "zombie" genre and I think the filmmakers can improve on this flick, yeah, it deserves a remake.
"Race to Witch Mountain's" director, Andy Fickman, will act as the executive producer since he entered an agreement with RKO Roseblood and Twisted Pictures.
Fickman will also be overseeing the following remakes:
1945's "The Body Snatcher" (huh, another one?)
1939's "Five Came Back"
Here's the trailer for the 1943 classic, "I Walked with a Zombie," witchcraft, zombies, and voodoo galore!
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