Comic-Con: Sony Acquiring ‘Go Fast’ For ‘Kick-Ass 2′ Helmer Jeff Wadlow

By | Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 4:52pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures is acquiring Go Fast, an action vehicle that will be written by Rich Wilkes for Kick-Ass 2 helmer Jeff Wadlow to direct. I’m told that the title refers to the fast boats that are used by DEA agents to thwart drug smugglers on the high seas. What The Fast And The Furious did with cars, the film intends to do for these lightning-fast water crafts. Broken Road’s Todd Garner is producing.

This becomes the second big studio project for Wadlow, who is also writing to direct X-Force, another spinoff of Marvel’s X-Men franchise, which is being developed by 20th Century Fox. Wadlow directed his first studio film in Kick-Ass 2 after writing the sequel and getting the blessing to direct it from rights holder Matthew Vaughn, who helmed the original. Wadlow this week brings Kick-Ass 2 to San Diego, introducing the cast at Comic-Con. Sony’s Sam Dickerman and Hannah Minghella bought Go Fast for Sony, and Broken Road’s Jeremy Stein brought it in. Wadlow is repped by WME, Wilkes by Verve and Management 360. Read More »

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Universal Talks ‘Kick-Ass 2′ To Build Franchise; Jeff Wadlow Eyed To Direct

By | Tuesday May 8, 2012 @ 2:35pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Kick-Ass UniversalEXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures is in talks to make Kick-Ass 2, with Jeff Wadlow directing his script. I’m told the intention is to get the film in production by August. Discussions are just getting underway with such original castmembers … Read More »

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Sony Pictures Taps Valiant Comics Character ‘Bloodshot’ For Live Action Feature

By | Thursday March 1, 2012 @ 9:08am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has closed a deal to acquire Bloodshot, the Valiant Comics series. The deal came out of a spec script written by Jeff Wadlow, who is being paid  $450,000 against $1 million, I hear. Neal Moritz will produce … Read More »

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Minnie Driver To Star In CBS Private Eye Drama Pilot, Alan Tudyk Joins ABC Comedy

Nellie Andreeva

Minnie Driver is returning to series television as star of CBS’ drama pilot Hail Mary. The project, created by Jeff Wadlow and executive produced by Ilene Chaiken, is a buddy P.I. show set in Atlanta that focuses on a … Read More »

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Ilene Chaiken To Run CBS Drama Pilot ‘Hail Mary’, Alex Graves To Direct ABC’s ‘Poe’

Nellie Andreeva

The L Word co-creator/executive producer Ilene Chaiken has joined CBS’ private eye drama pilot Hail Mary as executive producer/showrunner. The project, created by Jeff Wadlow, is a buddy P.I. show set in Atlanta that focuses on a suburban … Read More »

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‘Odds’ Creator Jeff Wadlow Sells 2 Projects

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of his first pilot order last season, CBS’ The Odds, Jeff Wadlow has landed two projects this season, Hail Mary at CBS and Rush at the CW. Both are from Warner Bros. TV and Silver Pictures, which also produced The OddsHail Mary is about a female P.I. in the South who partners with her murdered son’s best friend. Rush is about undercover cops working the New York nightclub scene. Wadlow is writing and executive producing both projects with an eye to direct the potential pilots. Beau Bauman is also producing. Read More »

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