EXCLUSIVE: Big deal coming together at Sony Pictures that involves DJ Caruso in talks to direct Invertigo, a drama scripted by Ehren Kruger and Bradley Cramp about a NASA satellite that crash-lands in New York City, and it creates a “reverse-G vortex” where gravity is inverted. It imperils the planet if a rescue mission fails. Neal Moritz will produce, with Daniel Bobkur and Cramp exec producers.
This is a big-scale picture that was bought as a spec and is on a fast track toward production. Caruso last directed I Am Number Four, and before that the hits Eagle Eye and Disturbia. He just finished writing and directing Goat Island, a passion project that he made independently, and family film Brock Cole. He just finished his final edit Monday and it’s being shown at the Arclight tonight to distributors for the first time. Caruso is also been attached to Preacher, and the Scott Frank-scripted A Walk Among The Tombstones, but I’m told that Caruso’s reps at CAA and Media Talent Group are making this deal. Invertigo has an enormous amount of prep, so production conceivably wouldn’t start until first quarter of 2013. Kruger’s most recent script credit is Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.
EXCLUSIVE: Scott Frank will rewrite and direct a feature adaptation of the 2009 British miniseries Unforgiven for GK Films partners Graham King and Tim Headington. When the project was set at GK last year, Christopher McQuarrie was signed to … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Cross Creek Pictures has stepped up to finance A Walk Among the Tombstones, an adaptation of the Lawrence Block novel that seemed to have been put to rest more than a decade ago. DJ Caruso is in discussions to direct a script by Scott Frank. It is one of two pictures Caruso is considering for his next film. The other is Preacher, the John August-scripted film for Sony Pictures and producer Neal Moritz.
Double Feature partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher are producing with Danny DeVito and Cross Creek president Brian Oliver. Shamberg, Sher and DeVito first got Frank to write a script while they were partners in Jersey Films. It had been set at Universal and once had Harrison Ford interested in playing Matthew Scudder, an alcoholic former cop who spends his retirement doing favors for friends, the kind that take him deep into the underbelly of New York City. In A Walk Among the Tombstones, a heroin kingpin’s wife is kidnapped and those kidnappers begin to send her back in pieces. The Scudder character was previously seen in 8 Million Ways To Die. Read More »
I Am Number Four director DJ Caruso has tweeted he will direct the John August scripted Preacher for Sony Pictures based on the comic book series. Since nobody has hollered at him, we’ll assume he has the job.
DreamWorks just released a full trailer that lays out the mythology for I Am Number Four, the DJ Caruso-directed film starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, and Glee‘s Dianna Agron and skedded for February 18. It’s meant to be the first of a series based on the novels by Pittacus Lore.
DreamWorks has released a teaser based on I Am Number Four, the DJ Caruso-directed adaptation of the novel co-written by James Frey that’s the first of a franchise. Alex Pettyfer plays the title character, an alien trying to assimilate as a human, but targeted for death by the baddies that … Read More »