Mike Newell Plants Flag To Helm ‘The Day Of The Triffids’

By | Thursday January 23, 2014 @ 2:29pm PST
Mike Fleming

triffEXCLUSIVE: Mike Newell has been set to helm The Day Of The Triffids, the adaptation of the classic sci-fi book by John Wyndham that was scripted by Neil Cross for Ghost House Pictures. Those sparked about this development know the logline: After a comet shower blinds most of the world’s population, those with sight must battle alien plants, known as triffids, bent on destroying mankind.

The film’s being produced by Ghost House, Mark Gordon, Don Murphy, and Michael Preger, and Murphy’s Angry Films partner Susan Montford will be executive producer. Newell is repped by WME and UK-based Independent Talent. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Great Expectations’

By | Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 12:50pm PDT

Mike Newell directs this UK adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic with Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) as the orphan hero Pip. Helena Bonham Carter co-stars as Miss Havisham, with Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch and Holliday Grainger as Estella. Robbie Coltrane, Jason Flemyng, … Read More »

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Toronto: Upstart Outsource Media Group Acquires Mike Newell’s ‘Great Expectations’

By | Saturday September 8, 2012 @ 6:44am PDT
Mike Fleming

Jeremy Irvine Great ExpectationsEXCLUSIVE: New funding enterprise Outsource Media Group has made itself known here at the Toronto Film Festival by acquiring North American rights to the Mike Newell-directed Great Expectations. The film, which stars Ralph … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Great Expectations’

By | Monday August 13, 2012 @ 3:03pm PDT

An international trailer for Mike Newell’s bigscreen adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations surfaced today. Screenplay is by David Nicholls. Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irvine, Robbie Coltrane and Jason Flemyng lead the cast of the BBC Films production which will screen next month at the Toronto Read More »

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First Look: Helena Bonham Carter As Miss Havisham In ‘Great Expectations’

Here’s a first look at Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, the witchy central character in Great Expectations, Mike Newell’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel. Miss Havisham is an iconic character over here in Britain: an embittered spinster … Read More »

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Director Rowan Joffe Writing ‘Agent Zigzag’

By | Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 10:11am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone is developing the project based on the bestselling nonfiction book Agent Zigzag, published in the U.S. by Crown. Director Mike Newell (Prince of Persia and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) was originally working on the script with Mark Bomback (Race to Witch Mountain) on the project, which is set up at New Line. Now Brighton Rock director Rowan Joffe is scripting it for Newell. Written by Brit journalist Ben MacIntrye, Agent Zigzag tells the true story of Eddie Chapman, a suave thief/seducer Read More »

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Who’ll Helm James Cameron’s ‘Fantastic Voyage’?

Mike Fleming

Now that the X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 directing job went to Darren Aronofsky, The Hunger Games was gobbled up by Gary Ross and Zack Snyder got the Superman job, there are only a couple films left that have directors hot and … Read More »

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