The Signal director takes on a new project; Keanu Reeves to lead Replicas; new release dates for Hail, Caesar! and The Finest Hours; A Man in the Dark gets a director; and Something Wicked This Way Comes has a screenwriter.
Warner Bros has hired William Eubank (The Signal) to direct their forthcoming period drama World Breaker.
Eubank also wrote the script for World Breaker with Phil Gawthorne, and the project is said to follow a medieval Scottish warlord as he and his sons defend their castle. It is apparently described as part Braveheart and part 300.
Considering Eubank has made a name for himself in the low budget sci-fi realm, World Breaker will be a stark departure for the up-and-coming director. It’s for that reason that we’ll be keeping an eye on this one.
Keanu Reeves is set to star in the sci-fi thriller Replicas.
Reeves will play a neuroscientist working to bring his family back from the dead while contending with an advanced laboratory and a secret police force. Hysteria director Tanya Wexler will helm the picture.
Although Reeves has been in and out of the limelight for decades, his latest role in John Wick has put him back on the map. Not to mention, Replicas will bring Reeves back to a genre that has treated him very well in the past.
Source: The Wrap
2016 release dates have been set for both Hail, Caesar! and The Finest Hours.
First up, is Hail, Caesar!, which will hit theaters on February 5, 2016. Hail, Caesar! is the latest film from the Coen brothers and it stars George Clooney as a studio fixer working during Hollywood’s Golden Age. In addition to Clooney, the film features Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill.
Then, on April 15, 2016, Disney will release its 3D drama The Finest Hours. That film, based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael Tougias, focuses on the rescue effort undertaken when two oil tankers split in Cape Cod. It stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Eric Bana, with Craig Gillespie directing.
Evil Dead (2013) helmsman Fede Alvarez is set to direct A Man in the Dark for Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures production company.
The film follows two youths who have become obsessed with home robberies and plan their last big score against a blind millionaire. However, once inside the man’s house the duo realize they bit off more than they can chew and the man turns the tables on them.
Alvarez wrote the script for A Man in the Dark along with his Evil Dead co-writer Rodo Sayagues. A Man in the Dark may have a Saw vibe to its premise (plus a bit of a You’re Next twist), but with Alvarez on-board and Raimi producing it’s sure to give horror fans something to look forward to.
Source: Ghost House Pictures
Disney has found a screenwriter for its upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.
Although some had thought that director Seth Grahme-Smith might write the picture, that task actually falls to David Leslie Johnson (Orphan). Perhaps Grahme-Smith feels his plate is plenty full with the film, which will mark his directorial debut; not to mention, he’s also writing the upcoming LEGO Batman movie.
Something Wicked This Way Comes has an intriguing premise involving a mysterious carnival leader and his ability to grant wishes. Of course, in typical Bradbury fashion, those wishes always come at a price.