Deadline Hollywood told us that DreamWorks has acquired the screen rights to Monsterpocalypse and they want Tim Burton's help! It's unclear if the director is being wooed to helm or to produce.
So what is Monsterpocalypse? Another board game! This one involves monsters released in Metropolis. Hollywood is rolling the dice on board game adaptations right now.
DreamWorks is also working on a film based on the Daniel H. Wilson novel, Robocalypse. "Cloverfield's" Drew Goddard is writing the script and Steven Spielberg may direct.
It's an apocalyptic time at DreamWorks!
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Can it be true? Is it finally real? Is Brad Pitt ready to work with director Darren Aronofsky? Once upon a time, the actor was set to star in the director's "The Fountain." But because of budgetary reasons, Pitt stepped out and Hugh Jackman stepped in.
Both actor and director were also in talks to work in the boxing drama "The Fighter" but they dropped out and helmer David Or. Russell, Christian Bale, and Mark Wahlberg swooped in.
Now, Pitt and Aronofsky are teasing us yet again with the new thriller, "The Tiger." Based on the nonfiction book by John Vaillant called "The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival," here's the product description from Amazon.com:
The hunt for a man-eating tiger across the forbidding landscape of Russia’s Far East.
When Yuri Trush was called in to investigate an attack by a Siberian tiger, what he found was unlike anything he’d ever encountered. Nothing remained of the victim but stumps of bone protruding from his boots. Even more chilling was the evidence that this attack had been carefully orchestrated, as if the tiger was seeking revenge. Before long, the beast struck again, and Trush, leader of a tiger conservation unit, found himself forced to hunt this animal through the brutal cold of a Siberian winter, becoming intimately acquainted with the tiger’s history, motives, and unique method of attack—until their harrowing final encounter.
John Vaillant recreates these astonishing events against the backdrop of Russia’s most remote frontier, a place where the native peoples worship tigers but poachers threaten the species’ survival. He describes the historic collisions between Chinese and Russian settlers (trappers, thieves, deserters, and exiles), and the struggles of their descendants, who, in the chaotic aftermath of perestroika, turn to poaching to survive—in this case with deadly consequences.
A haunting, gripping exploration of predators and prey, and an intimate portrait of a remarkable animal increasingly threatened by interaction with humans.
The project is supposed to be almost supernatural, and it's quite interesting to note that Aronofsky has been dabbling with mystical forces lately (the director is putting finishing touches on his ghost ballerina story "Black Swan" starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Winona Ryder).
Pitt's old chum, "Babel's" Guillermo Arriaga, is set to write the scipt, and the actor will produce. He's also thinking of playing the warden in the film.
Currently, there's no production timeline surrounding "The Tiger" so will third time be a charm for Pitt and Aronofsky, or will they part ways again prior to making the film?
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Universal Pictures has announced that Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd will be experiencing "Wanderlust" for producer Judd Apatow.
Rudd will reunite with his "Role Models" director, David Wain, and both will team up with Ken Marino to write the script. Rudd, Wain, and Marino will also produce.
Aniston and Rudd will play a modern society married couple who longs for peace and serenity and ends up in a hippie commune. Fun!
Production is set to start in the fall.
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Colin Farrell and Toni Collette will join Anton Yelchin in DreamWorks' "Fright Night" remake of the cult 1985 flick.
Farrell is set to play the vampire Jerry, originally portrayed by Chris Sarandon. Jerry is a seemingly cool guy who's really preying on the neighborhood. Collette will play Yelchin's mom who falls under Jerry's spell.
This marks Farrell's return to big studio work after a string of memorable indie films. "Fright Night" will be released by Disney.
Craig Gillespie, the guy who gave us "Lars and the Real Girl," is directing the new version. "Lars" talks about a guy who believes his sex doll is a real girl, while "Fright Night" revolves around a teen who's convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, but no one will believe him.
Gillespie will be directing from a script written by Marti Noxon who's familiar with exploring the vampire territory having produced and written episodes for the fantastic "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show.
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The Hollywood Reporter exclusively learned that "Breaking Dawn's" leads Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner will all get big raises to return for the final chapter of "Twilight." But the one thing that's holding up the production, which would be two "Breaking Dawn" films (like the last chapter of "Harry Potter) to be directed by Bill Condon, is salary disagreements with the franchise's secondary characters.
THR further revealed:
Deals for Peter Facinelli (who plays Carlisle Cullen) and Billy Burke (Bella's father, Charlie Swan) are done, but we're told the actors who play the Cullen kids (especially Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene) are trying to sink their teeth into bigger paydays that, at least at this point, the studio behind the billion-dollar franchise is unwilling to provide. "We may have a situation where one of them is thrown out on the street to make a point," says a source close to the dealmaking.
Oh no, don't throw Kellan Lutz out on the street!
Read the complete "Twilight" salary drama by clicking here.
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