Friday, August 31, 2012


    Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas is set to play Ronald Reagan in a film called Reykjavik. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell is also in talks to direct it. At one point Ridley Scott was attached to direct the movie, but is now only attached to it as a producer.

The film tells the true story about the meeting between US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the mid-1980s, which helped bring about the end of the Cold War. It's set against the backdrop of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

The Reykjavík Summit meeting was held in the famous house of Höfði in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland in 1986. The talks collapsed at the last minute, but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.

HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER (Ryan Gosling Directorial Debut)


Ryan Gosling will write and direct How to Catch a Monster, a “modern day fairytale” starring his Drive costar Christina Hendricks as a single mother “swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.”

Christina Hendricks and Ryan Gosling
Gosling recently spoke about making this film saying, “I am very appreciative to [producers] Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Bold Films for being so supportive and I look forward to making this film with all of them,”
“We are thrilled to be producing Ryan Gosling’s debut as a writer and director and continue our collaboration which began on Drive,” said Platt, in a statement.

“He has composed a beautifully haunting script and has a very clear vision of how he will bring it to life. His ability to draw audiences into his world as an actor will serve him well as a filmmaker.”

No other cast has been announced, and it is not clear whether Gosling will take a role.

CHILD 44 (In Development)

  • CHILD 44

Daniel Espinosa
Daniel Espinosa, who had a box office hit earlier this year with his English-language feature debut, Safe House, is in talks to direct Child 44 for Lionsgate/Summit, Deadline reports. In development since before the novel was even published in 2008, the film will adapt Tom Rob Smith's work, officially described as follows:

“Stalin's Soviet Union strives to be a paradise for its workers, providing for all of their needs. One of its fundamental pillars is that its citizens live free from the fear of ordinary crime and criminals.

But in this society, millions do live in fear . . . of the State. Death is a whisper away. The mere suspicion of ideological disloyalty-owning a book from the decadent West, the wrong word at the wrong time-sends millions of innocents into the Gulags or to their executions. Defending the system from its citizens is the MGB, the State Security Force. And no MGB officer is more courageous, conscientious, or idealistic than Leo Demidov.

A war hero with a beautiful wife, Leo lives in relative luxury in Moscow, even providing a decent apartment for his parents. His only ambition has been to serve his country. For this greater good, he has arrested and interrogated.

Then the impossible happens. A different kind of criminal-a murderer-is on the loose, killing at will. At the same time, Leo finds himself demoted and denounced by his enemies, his world turned upside down, and every belief he's ever held shattered. The only way to save his life and the lives of his family is to uncover this criminal. But in a society that is officially paradise, it's a crime against the State to suggest that a murderer-much less a serial killer-is in their midst. Exiled from his home, with only his wife, Raisa, remaining at his side, Leo must confront the vast resources and reach of the MBG to find and stop a criminal that the State won't admit even exists.”

Scott Free will produce the film adaptation with an adapted screenplay by Richard Price.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS COP (TV Series In Developments)


It was reported late last year that Eddie Murphy was interested in bringing the Beverly Hills Cop franchise to the small screen, after a unsuccessful attempt at developing a fourth film.

Beverly Hills Cop
Now Vulture reports that such a project is moving forward and that "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan is producing alongside Murphy and Sony Pictures Television.

Murphy would reprise his role as Axel Foley in a guest-star capacity and the focus of the series would be the character's police officer son.

"Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit," Murphy told Rolling Stone last October. "I'd do the pilot, show up here and there."

Vulture suggests that the show will operate as an hour-long procedural which, like the film, will blend action and comedy.


The Justice League Fan Art

Well a while ago it was first rumored that the next DC comic film, would be Man of Steel in 2013 and then the Justice League all the way in 2015. However, it was thought that a Batman reboot might come as early as 2014, to usher in the brand new superhero team, but that’s not to be the case as the Justice League will re- launch The Dark Knight in a world filled with superheroes.

The major element that appears to lend credence to this report from Batman on Film, is the fact that Justice League has a completed screenplay from Gangster Squad screenwriter Will Beall while another solo adventure of the Caped Crusader currently exists almost entirely in speculation.

There have been suggestions that the Chris Nolan’s take on the cape crusader, should continue with a story focused on either (SPOILER ALERT) Jospeh Gordon-Levitt becoming Robin/Nightwing/Batman or Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Others have suggested that Batman Beyond should be the next step for the hero, while others want the stories to focus on several other elements of the character that really haven’t been touched on in the Batman films yet.

So while a lot of fans are hoping that this Justice League film will be set in a shared Universe the same as Marvel’s Cineamtic Universe, this might not be the case. This Justice League film could merely be a one-off or a trilogy set, however the individual stories of these characters that will come after JL, might still be separate from each other, who knows all we can do right now is speculate.