Universal And Scott Stuber Acquire ‘Weaponized’; ‘Safe House’ Scribe David Guggenheim Adapting Novel He Co-Wrote

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has closed a deal to turn the David Guggenheim and Nicholas Mennuti novel Weaponized into a feature with Scott Stuber producing through his Bluegrass Films banner. Guggenheim, who wrote Safe House for … Read More »

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Universal Sets Scribe For Potential ‘Safe House’ Sequel

By | Wednesday September 5, 2012 @ 6:05pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Universal has hired scribe David Guggenheim to try drafting a sequel to Safe House, the hit drama that Daniel Espinosa directed with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. It’s far from a sure thing, as Washington isn’t really a sequels guy. … Read More »

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Ryan Reynolds Teams With Atom Egoyan In Kidnap Thriller ‘Queen Of The Night’

By | Wednesday August 8, 2012 @ 8:30am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Reynolds has been set to star in Queen Of The Night, a psychological thriller that Atom Egoyan will direct next February in Ontario. Egoyan wrote the story, and scripted the film with David Fraser. Reynolds … Read More »

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Warner Bros Taps ‘Safe House’ Helmer Daniel Espinosa For ‘The Outsider’

By | Thursday March 1, 2012 @ 4:26pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is negotiating with Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa to helm The Outsider, a gritty action film scripted by Andrew Baldwin. The protagonist is a POW in Osaka in WWII who goes to work for the Yakuza. Sons Read More »

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‘Safe House’ Scribe David Guggenheim Lands Book Deal For First Novel ‘Exile’

By | Friday February 17, 2012 @ 1:39pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: David Guggenheim, who scripted the hit Universal Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds thriller Safe House, has just landed a deal to co-write his first novel. Exile will be published by Little, Brown imprint Mulholland Books in 2013. Guggenheim will collaborate with … Read More »

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‘Safe House,’ ‘The Vow’ Make B.O. History With $40M+ Weekend Each

By | Monday February 13, 2012 @ 4:45pm PST

Weekend box office for Universal’s Safe House turned out to be $40.2 million when actual figures came in today. Three-day estimates from Sunday proved a tad conservative at $39.3 million. Along with the $41.2 million actuals Sony reported today for The Vow, that means two movies posted openings higher … Read More »

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RECORD-BREAKING WEEKEND! 4 Films Open $20+M: ‘The Vow’ $41M, ‘Safe House’ $39M; ‘Journey 2′ $27M, ‘Star Wars 3D’ $23M

Feb. 10-12 Weekend Actuals

1. The Vow (Screen Gems/Sony) NEW [2,958 Theaters] PG13
Friday $15.3M, Saturday $16.7M, Sunday $9.2M, Weekend $41.2M

2. Safe House (Universal) NEW [3,119 Theaters] R
Friday $13.6M, Saturday $16.3M, Sunday $10.2M, Weekend $40.2M

3. Journey 2: Mysterious Island 3D (Warner Bros) NEW [3,470 Theaters] PG
Friday $6.5M, Saturday $12.6M, Sunday, $8.2M, Weekend $27.3M

4. Star Wars Episode I – Phantom Menace 3D (LucasFilm/Fox)

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Hot Trailer: ‘Safe House’

Universal has released a trailer for the spy thriller Safe House, which stars Denzel Washington as a rogue CIA agent and Ryan Reynolds as the guy trying to keep him alive. It looks like it could be fun watching Washington play a tough guy with a bit of bad in … Read More »

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Universal Sets Film Slate Release Dates

Mike Fleming

Universal has locked in release dates for some of its most ambitious films hatched by the team of Adam Fogelson and Donna Langley. Add these to previously set releases that include The Fast and The Furious sequel Fast Five (June … Read More »

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Terry George Checks Into ‘Safe House’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Terry George has signed on for rewrite duty on Safe House, the Daniel Espinosa-directed Universal drama that goes into production early next year. Ryan Reynolds plays a young CIA agent who must transport a dangerous criminal — Denzel Washington … Read More »

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Ryan Reynolds Fits ‘Safe House’ Into Sked

By | Wednesday August 18, 2010 @ 11:58am PDT
Mike Fleming

Days after Deadline revealed Ryan Reynolds was front runner for the Safe House role chased by every hot young actor in town, the actor is now negotiating to play the young CIA agent who must transport a dangerous criminal (Washington) … Read More »

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Who Wants To Play With Denzel? Every Top Young Actor From Ryan Reynolds To Shia LaBeouf And Taylor Kitsch, That’s Who

Mike Fleming

Ryan Reynolds has emerged as front runner in a pack of top young actors vying to star alongside Denzel Washington in Safe House, the David Guggenheim-scripted Universal Pictures drama that … Read More »

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Lena Headey To Star In ‘Safe House’

By | Thursday July 22, 2010 @ 4:58am PDT

Lena_HeadeyEXCLUSIVE: The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles actress will lead the cast in a new Brit shocker being planned for next year. Michael Ironside (Terminator Salvation) is also attached. Offers are out to Kate Mara (Iron-Man 2) and Michael Trucco (Battlestar Read More »

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Denzel Washington Back In Bad Guy Mode

Mike Fleming

oscars-actor-training-day-05-ssDenzel Washington is looking to join producer Scott Stuber on Safe House, a David Guggenheim-scripted Universal Pictures drama that will be directed by Daniel Espinosa (Snabba Cash) about a young CIA agent who must transport a dangerous criminal to safety after … Read More »

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