Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Daily Movie News

It's Tuesday time for Daily Movie News.

* Director Paul Greengrass (Bourne 2 and 3) has opted out of Bourne 4, which has already been in development hell. The most likely reason is that Universal has hired two writers to pen a script. George Nolfi who co-wrote Bourne 3 and working with Damon on another film. The second writer was hired without the directors consent. That writer is Josh Zetumer, who is a studio favorite and on the "Blacklist" of writers they use alot. Due to Greengrass's friendship with the star, he may return at a later date.

* Modern Warfare 2 director Keith Arem will make his feature directorial debut on the action/thriller Frost Road. The film centers on a young man who awakens from a car accident to discover he one of the few survivors in the aftermath of a mysterious outbreak that struck a small coast town on the East Coast. Somehow immune to the contagion, he tries to save the remaining survivors as he struggles to prevent the deadly wave from spreading across the planet. Arem also wrote the script.

* Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) says that The Hangover 2 script is half done. He is keeping the plot under wraps for now, and promises that it won't rehash the events in the first film. Also, he said its not the Las Vegas setting that was funny, but the 3 main characters.

* Summit Entertainment has acquired Ben Magid's spec script Invasion. The film opens with a wicked subway accident in which the survivors (protagonists) climb from the wreckage to find, now "snowy", city in ruins. What they encounter topside is bodies, mobs of people in a state of panic and acidic "goo". Eli Roth and Eric Newman will help steer the project.

* Actor Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) is rumored to star as Hawkeye in Marvel's highly anticipated adaptation The Avengers. No director is attached at the moment. The film is targeted for a may 4th, 2012 release.

* Actor Ryan Reynolds (X-Men Origins) said that the Green Lantern film he is attached to star isn't a labored Origin film that picks up in third act and some of the best parts don't have him in costume. Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is directing for 2011 release.

Benjamin Myers
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