Christopher McQuarrie Returns To Write, Direct GK Films Adaptation Of British Miniseries ‘Unforgiven’

By | Tuesday June 25, 2013 @ 3:34pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher McQuarrie is back steering the feature adaptation of the celebrated UK miniseries Unforgiven. He has signed on to write, direct and produce alongside Graham King, whose GK Films has tried for several years to turn the mini into a film and got McQuarrie to return.

Unforgiven is a drama-thriller about the intrigue and violence that unfolds when a woman completes a 15-year prison stretch for the murder of two policemen who’d come to evict her family from their farmhouse. Her hope is to live quietly and reunite with her troubled younger sister, but she unwittingly becomes a target for revenge. Suranne Jones played the lead in the mini, which was written by Sally Wainwright and directed by David Evans. McQuarrie was originally going to write the project after King bought it in 2010, and he was going to write it as a potential star vehicle for Angelina Jolie. He left to direct Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher. While McQuarrie is expected to next direct Cruise in Mission: Impossible 5, Unforgiven has again become a priority project for him. McQuarrie separately scripted Cruise’s next film at Warner Bros, All You Need Is Kill. He won the Oscar for scripting The Usual Suspects. Read More »

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MGM & GK Films Team For ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot

By | Wednesday March 27, 2013 @ 12:38pm PDT

MGM announced today that it has picked up film rights to the Tomb Raider video game from GK Films and will be working with the company to reboot the action franchise. GK Films had acquired … Read More »

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GK Films Sued By ‘Little Murder’ Investors

By | Wednesday October 31, 2012 @ 7:28pm PDT

On the day that AFM 2012 opens, a film that was sold at AFM 2009 got pulled into court. In a civil complaint filed today (read it here), MIME Investments claims that they lost $4 million on Little Murder because GK Films lied to them about how much the film would make in international sales. “Defendants intentionally provided Plaintiffs with overinflated false estimates for the foreign sales of the Picture and provided Plaintiffs with false assurances that the estimates would be achieved”, says the Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentation suit. A Little Murder sizzle reel was shown to buyers at the 2009 AFM. The thriller released in 2011 stars Josh Lucas and Terrence Howard. GK Film’s former President of International Distribution Lisa Wilson, Parlay Films, cited as a banner of GK Films, and other company employees are also targeted as defendants in the case.
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Graham King Makes First Look Warner Bros Deal For GK And Brings ‘Jersey Boys’ Musical With Him

By | Thursday September 13, 2012 @ 6:17pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Graham KingEXCLUSIVE: Graham King and Tim Headington have made an exclusive first-look one year deal at Warner Bros, which puts GK Films back at the studio where he made Blood Diamond, the Oscar-winning The Departed, The Read More »

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Angelina Jolie Fires Back At ‘In The Land Of Blood & Honey’ Copyright Lawsuit

By | Wednesday September 5, 2012 @ 5:57pm PDT

The Oscar winning actress denied in the strongest legal terms that she took key elements of a book on the Bosnian War for her 2011 film In The Land of Blood and Honey. “Defendants independently created the Motion Picture without any influence of Plaintiff’s Subject Work,” said Jolie, along with fellow defendants GK Films and distributor Film District, in a 13-page response (read it here) filed yesterday. “Defendants further deny that the protectible elements of the Motion Picture and the book entitled “The Soul Shattering” (“Subject Work”) are legally or substantially similar under controlling Ninth Circuit law,” the response also says. James J. Braddock sued Jolie and the others, on December 2, 2011 for copyright infringement. Filing his suit three weeks before the film came out in America on December 23, 2011, the author accused Jolie and the companies of copying key elements of his 2007 book for In The Land of Blood and Honey. Read More »

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Shake-Up At GK Films: SVP Grey Rembert & COO Bahman Naraghi Out

By | Monday April 2, 2012 @ 5:36pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE… 2ND UPDATE: I’ve learned more info now… Graham King’s GK Films is laying off SVP Grey Rembert because “she’s a books person and brought in great books, but having a books person is a luxury for anyone … Read More »

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John Logan To Script ‘Jersey Boys’ Film

By | Wednesday January 11, 2012 @ 4:00am PST
Mike Fleming

Two-time Academy Award-nominated writer, John Logan, has been hired to adapt the musical sensation, JERSEY BOYS: THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS. GK Films’ Graham King and Tim Headington are producing with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio serving as executive producers. It is anticipated that the project will be produced in partnership with Columbia Pictures with Columbia Pictures handling worldwide distribution of the project except for some international territories that GK may potentially sell.

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Emma Stone Revs ‘Little White Corvette’ In 7-Figure Deal

By | Thursday January 5, 2012 @ 3:00am PST
Mike Fleming

In a deal worth $1 million upfront, GK Films has acquired Little White Corvette, the Michael Diliberti script that has Emma Stone attached to star. Stone, who most recently completed The Amazing Spider-Man and who’s got some Oscar buzz … Read More »

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Bob And Jeanne Berney Exit FilmDistrict As Company Consolidates Operations In LA

By | Friday November 4, 2011 @ 11:00am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Bob and Jeanne Berney are leaving FilmDistrict, the company they helped form for GK Films in September, 2010. The distribution company run by Peter Schlessel is consolidating its operations to Los Angeles and the Berneys want to stay in … Read More »

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VIDEO: Martin Scorsese Introduces ‘Hugo’, Tonight’s NYFF Surprise Entry

By | Monday October 10, 2011 @ 10:40am PDT
Mike Fleming

Tonight’s NYFF Mystery Film Is Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures and GK Films have issued a short feature that gives a behind-the-scenes look at Hugo, the 3D film that will be shown tonight as a surprise addition to the New York Film Festival. It’s Martin Scorsese’s first foray into … Read More »

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GK Films Plans WWII ‘Battle Of Britain’

By | Tuesday October 4, 2011 @ 10:00am PDT
Mike Fleming

Graham King’s GK Films has hired Robert Towne to write The Battle Of Britain, a script about the largest and most sustained air battle to date. King and Tim Headington will produce. In 1940, the Royal Air Force battled … Read More »

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GK Films Taps Abby Ex As VP Production & Development

By | Monday August 29, 2011 @ 1:00pm PDT

Abby Ex, who as VP Production & Development at The Weinstein Co worked on Oscar Best Picture winner The King’s Speech among other films, has been hired for the same position at Graham King’s GK Films. She will be responsible for … Read More »

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Paramount Sets Zombie-Infestation Pic ‘World War Z’ For December 21, 2012

Mike Fleming

Paramount Pictures has set Dec. 21, 2012 as the release date for World War Z, the Marc Forster-directed adaptation of the Max Brooks zombie-infestation novel. The film is in production now, with Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos and James Badge … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’

By | Thursday July 14, 2011 @ 5:09pm PDT

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GK Films Hires Focus Exec Kahli Small

Mike Fleming

Graham King’s GK Films has hired Focus Features exec Kahli Small to be executive vice president of production and development. She will report directly to King and will work out of GK’s Santa Monica headquarters. Kahli is a seven-year vet … Read More »

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GK Films Hires Ex-Miramax Exec Larry Angrisani To Spearhead Marketing

By | Monday March 21, 2011 @ 4:01am PDT
Mike Fleming

Larry Angrisani has been appointed senior vice president of World Marketing and Publicity for Graham King’s GK Films. He’ll be responsible for campaigns for TV, film and new media, based out of GK’s Santa Monica offices. Angrisani spent 7 years … Read More »

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GK Films Reboots ‘Tomb Raider’

By | Monday March 7, 2011 @ 7:00pm PST
Mike Fleming

In a pre-emptive strike, GK Films has come on board to acquire the feature film rights to TOMB RAIDER and will reboot the successful action-adventure franchise aiming for a 2013 release for the first film.

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GK Films Tells Love Story From Male POV

By | Thursday January 20, 2011 @ 9:00am PST
Mike Fleming

GK Films has acquired The Man’s Guide to Love, a pitch for a comedy that Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett will write and direct. GK’s Graham King and Tim Headington will produce with Laurence Mark. The plot revolves around three … Read More »

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‘Children’s Hour’ Coming To TV Via GK-TV

By | Wednesday November 10, 2010 @ 8:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The television division of Graham King and Tim Headington’s GK Films, GK-tv, announced it has inked a deal with Samuel Goldwyn Films to produce a contemporized TV adaptation of Lillian Hellman’s 1934 play The Children’s Hour. GK-tv will develop the project as an original TV movie. The modernized TV version of this story about relationships ruined by lies and rumors will incorporate the power of social media to alter and even destroy people’s lives. Search is underway for a writer to pen the 2-hour TV adaptation, and casting for the two female leads will begin immediately. The project was brought to GK-tv Read More »

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