John Orloff ("A Mighty Heart," "Guardians of Ga'Hoole") will pen the screenplay for Fleming, a biopic about James Bond author Ian Fleming, for Warner Bros. Pictures and Appian Way says The Hollywood Reporter.
1066 is being fast-tracked and is expected to hit production this year according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film tells the story of the famous battle in 1066 between King Harold and William Conqueror for the right to the English throne and is set to show two massive land battles and a naval exchange (that's not swapping boats). The writer is now attached too William Nicholson (Gladiator). He says that the film will show two men who start as comrades and become bitter enemies who will fight to the death at the infamous Battle of Hastings.
Matt Johnson ("Torque," "Into the Blue") will adapt Red 5 Comics' sci-fi series Afterburn for Relativity Media says The Hollywood Reporter. Set against the backdrop of a postapocalyptic Earth whose Eastern Hemisphere was destroyed by a massive solar flare, leaving what life remains mutated from radiation and fallout. The story revolves around a group of treasure hunters who extract such objects as the Mona Lisa, the Rosetta Stone and the Crown Jewels while facing rival hunters, mutants and pirates.
Alex Proyas has been talking about two of his upcoming films, Dracula Year Zero and adaption of John Christopher's The Tripods. Filmstalker have more.
20th Century Fox has agreed to co-finance Walden Media's The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, pending final script and shooting budget approval reports The Los Angeles Times.
Fox's feature film based on the classic 80's TV series The A-Team is finally taking off after many months of difficulty. Joe Carnahan ("Smokin' Aces," "Narc") is in negotiations to direct while Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Productions are coming on board as producers alongside show creator Stephen J. Cannell reports the trades.
Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear winner Jose Padilha ("Elite Squad") is set to helm the international thriller The Sigma Protocol for Universal Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter. Based on the final completed novel of the late "Bourne Identity" author Robert Ludlum, the 2001 thriller follows the son of a Holocaust survivor who gets entangled in an international conspiracy by industrialists and financiers to take advantage of wartime technology that reverses aging .
Michael Fassbender ("Hunger," "Eden Lake"), Dominic West ("Punisher: War Zone," "300") and Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace," "Hitman") have signed to star in the sword and sandals thriller Centurion for Celador Films and Pathe Distribution says The Hollywood Reporter. Set during the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 117 it tells the story of Quintus Dias, sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, who marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. "The Descent" and "Doomsday" helmer Neil Marshall directs the film while Christian Colson ("Slumdog Millionaire") will produce.Discuss in the Forum