ABC Nabs Conspiracy Drama From Chris Morgan & Len Wiseman As Put Pilot

By | Tuesday October 8, 2013 @ 6:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Solidifying this buying season as one of the strongest ever for spec scripts, another script from an up-and-coming writer with big auspices attached has sparked … Read More »

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Len Wiseman Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

By | Tuesday October 8, 2013 @ 4:14pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow receiving a second-season pickup, the series’ co-creator/executive producer Len Wiseman has signed a two-year overall deal with the studio behind the hot freshman, 20th Century Fox Read More »

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Len Wiseman Wrapping Up Deal To Helm Universal Reboot Of ‘The Mummy’

By | Monday September 24, 2012 @ 2:07pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures is setting Len Wiseman to direct The Mummy, the reboot of a franchise whose most recent incarnation grossed $1.25 billion over three films. Jon Spaihts is writing the script and the studio is eyeing a potential summer 2014 release, so things are moving quickly, with Universal eager to ramp back up one of its most venerable franchises.

The film is being produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci through their Universal-based K/O Paper Products, alongside former partners Sean Daniel and Jim Jacks. Latter two produced the version launched by Steve Sommers which starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. That trilogy was based on the Karl Fruend-directed Boris Karloff starrer that the studio made in 1932.

I spoke to both Kurtzman and Wiseman, and they said the script Spaihts is writing puts the gauze-covered villain into a modern-day context. Read More »

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Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Shop ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Series; Len Wiseman Set To Direct

By | Friday July 20, 2012 @ 11:39am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Sleepy Hollow SeriesEXCLUSIVE: The first big drama project of the 2012 pitch season has hit the marketplace. Sleepy Hollow hails from Transformers writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, with Underworld helmer Len Wiseman on board to direct. … Read More »

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New Regency Signs Len Wiseman’s Sketch Films To First-Look Producing Pact

By | Thursday December 1, 2011 @ 5:03pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Regency has signed a two-year first look producing deal with Len Wiseman and David Bernardi’s Sketch Films. The deal was made by New Regency CEO Brad Weston, whose mandate under Arnon Milchan is to turn New Regency into … Read More »

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Kate Beckinsale Offered ‘Total Recall’ Role

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Insiders are telling me I jumped the gun on this, but I’m sticking with my story about Kate Beckinsale being asked to join the film. I am persuaded that she will be starring alongside Jessica Biel when … Read More »

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Who’s Reading For ‘Total Recall’ Gals?

Mike Fleming

Sony Pictures is casting up its Total Recall remake, which Len Wiseman will direct with Colin Farrell starring in the role originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger. There are two major female roles in the film, and several top actresses are vying … Read More »

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Michel Gondry Meets His Quirky Sensibility Match In Philip K. Dick

Mike Fleming

Michel Gondry is adapting and is attached to direct Ubik, the legendary book by scifi author Philip K. Dick. Steve Zaillian and Steve Golin are producing through Film Rites and Anonymous Content, with Golin putting up the financing for development … Read More »

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CAA Signs Director Len Wiseman

By | Friday February 11, 2011 @ 4:47pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed director Len Wiseman, who is following Live Free Or Die Hard by helming the remake of Total Recall with Colin Farrell playing the Arnold Schwarzenegger role for Columbia Pictures. Wiseman launched his feature directing career with … Read More »

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Sony Sets Wiseman For ‘Total Recall’ Redo

Mike Fleming

Yes, this is a reimagining of the Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster. Sony announced today that Len Wiseman is in final negotiations to direct Total Recall. (Funny how, two days ago, Wiseman’s agency ICM denied  anything substantive was going on…) Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, the presidents of Columbia Pictures, said the film will … Read More »

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