Warner Bros. nabs spy thriller Unlocked

Warner Bros. has nabbed a spy thriller titled Unlocked from Peter O’Brien and have attached Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Georgina Townsley to produce, according to Variety. Unlocked centers on a female CIA interrogator who’s duped into getting a terrorist to provide critical intel to the wrong side, thrusting her into the middle of a plot …
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Whole cop crew returning for Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop 4?

According to Moviehole, Beverly Hills Cop 4 producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura will wipe the slate clean by completely ignoring the last two Beverly Hills Cop sequels, making a direct sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1984 comedy classic. That means detectives Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) will most likely return. According to reports, …
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Morgan Freeman may join espionage comic adaptation Red

Morgan Freeman is currently in negotiations to star opposite Bruce Willis in Summit Entertainment’s espionage thriller Red, to be based on the three-book WildStorm/DC comic series, according to Variety. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing the film, with DC’s Gregory Noveck on board as executive producer. Erich and Jon Hoeber are writing the …
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Classic Atari game Asteroids coming to the big screen

Universal has won a bidding war to nab the film rights to the classic Atari video game Asteroids, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Matthew Lopez is attached to pen the script for the adaptation, which will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra). Asteroids was …
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The IMAX Experience posts biggest opening in IMAX history

IMAX announced that the Paramount Pictures release Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience, directed by Michael Bay and featuring scenes filmed with IMAX cameras, posted exceptionally strong opening results, with an estimated $14.4 million coming from 169 IMAX theatres domestically, for a per screen average of over $85,000 during the five-day opening from …
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Vin Diesel to star in film adaptation of Wheelman

Paramount has set John Singleton (Four Brothers, Boyz n the Hood, Shaft) to direct and blockbuster producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) to shepherd The Wheelman, a live-action adaptation of the Ubisoft console game Wheelman, according to Variety. Vin Diesel, the main character and producer of …
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Universal to adapt Army of Two game

Electronic Arts recently announced that the company has closed a deal with Universal to bring top-selling videogame Army of Two, to the big screen. Scott Stuber, through his Stuber Productions shingle, will produce the film along with EA, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, who recently co-wrote the blockbuster The Bourne Ultimatum, has signed on to …
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Transformers movie coming to IMAX in September 2007

IMAX Corporation, DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures announced today that “TRANSFORMERS,” one of the highest grossing movies of the year, will be digitally re-mastered into IMAX’s immersive format and released to IMAX theatres on September 21. The Michael Bay-directed movie, which has already generated $310 million in gross box office receipts domestically since its premiere …
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1408 to Star Jackson and Cusack

Samuel L. Jackson is set to co-star with John Cusack in the thriller 1408, Variety reported. The Dimension Films production will begin lensing this summer. 1408 is an adaptation of a series by Stephen King, from his short story collection Everything’s Eventual. The film centers on a debunker of paranormal occurrences who encounters real terror when he checks into the notorious room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel. Mikael Hafstrom (who …
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