EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has closed a mid-six figure deal for The Bermuda Triangle, a spec script by Daniel Kunka. The film will be a co-production between Atlas Entertainment and Madhouse Entertainment. Atlas’s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce with Madhouse’s Adam Kolbrenner. Andy Horwitz of Atlas and Robyn Meisinger of Madhouse exec producing. Jon Berg will shepherd the project at Warner Bros.
Kunka most recently sold Crime Of The Century to Universal with Dan Trachtenberg directing and Chris Morgan producing, and he also sold Agent Ox to Sony Pictures and Original Film. The logline is being kept under wraps, but the ambition is to use the Bermuda Triangle mythology–planes and ships go missing–and turn it into a tent pole action franchise. The writer’s repped by ICM Partners, Madhouse Entertainment, and attorney Sean Marks.
Atlas is in production on the David O Russell-directed untitled drama for Sony Pictures and has the Superman franchise relaunch Man Of Steel coming this summer. Madhouse is producing the Hugh Jackman-Jake Gyllenhaal pic Prisoners for Alcon Entertainment.
Dark comedy Revenge For Jolly! premiered at Tribeca earlier this month. It’s produced by Atlas Independent, the division of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment that’s headed by William Green. Highland Film Group is now on board to handle international sales on … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Atlas Independent will make Mojave, a crime thriller scripted and to be directed by William Monahan. They are keeping the plot specifics quiet, but production is set to begin August in Southern California. It will be the second … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Superman is getting a new mom. Ayelet Zurer, the Israeli actress who starred in Angels & Demons and who played the wife of Avner (Eric Bana) in Munich, has been set to play the role of Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s … Read More »
Warner Bros has hired Michael Ross to rewrite the futuristic Robin Hood project that has commercials director Nicolai Fuglsig attached to helm. The film is being produced by Charles Roven, Richard Suckle and Gianni Nunnari. Jason Dean Hall wrote the first draft of a drama set in dystopian London, about … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that there is heightened interest in Kevin Costner for a key role in the Superman reboot that is being directed by Zack Snyder for Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures. Henry Cavill was recently set in the Man … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Affleck, whose sophomore directing effort The Town has made him one of the hottest directors in town, has added another possible next directing project to his roster. And this one must be good, it’s #8 on the Black … Read More »
Joss Whedon reacts to E! Entertainment:
This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths — just because they can’t think of an original idea of
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EXCLUSIVE: After the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal are aiming high in casting their follow-up, the Paramount Pictures drama set in South America, Triple Frontier (aka Sleeping Dogs). I’m hearing that while he hasn’t … Read More »
MONDAY UPDATE: The film director pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to lying during the Pellicano investigation. John McTiernan entered the plea to two counts of making false statements to the FBI and one count of perjury for lying to a … Read More »