Oren Uziel Scripting Blueprint For DreamWorks’ ‘Heist’

By | Wednesday March 26, 2014 @ 10:04am PDT
Mike Fleming

dreamworksDreamWorks has set Oren Uziel to script Heist, a thriller that has Need For Speed helmer Scott Waugh attached to direct. It’s considered a project with a strong lead role. Uziel has been writing up a storm. His … Read More »

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DreamWorks Makes Big Pitch Deal For Revisionist Robin Hood Film

By | Friday March 1, 2013 @ 8:13am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: As New Line today opens Jack The Giant Slayer and Disney readies next week’s Oz The Great And Powerful, Hollywood’s infatuation with revisionist fairy tales shows no signs of abating. DreamWorks jumped into the fray last night by closing a mid-six figure against seven-figure deal for Merry Men, a pitch for a film that will be scripted by Brad Ingelsby with Act Of Valor co-director Scott Waugh attached to direct. Neal Moritz will produce through his Original Film banner. Waugh will also be a producer through his Bandito Bros shingle and Toby Ascher will be exec producer.

I’m told that the pitch is for a tentpole re-imagining of the Robin Hood legend. There has been no shortage of movies on him, starring the likes of Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner and most recently Russell Crowe. This is an ensemble piece centered around the supporting characters Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian and Will Scarlet. There is a high-concept revenge angle that tonally is reminiscent of The Dirty Dozen and Ocean’s Eleven. Read More »

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Comic-Con: ‘Act Of Valor’s Scott Waugh To Helm ‘Hawken’

By | Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 4:59pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Act Of Valor co-director Scott Waugh has signed on to direct a live action adaptation of Hawken, a free-to-play shooter game from Meteor Entertainment that started creating buzz at E3. Warner Bros has signed on to make the … Read More »

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Disney Sets ‘Need For Speed’ Release For Feb. 7, 2014

By | Tuesday July 10, 2012 @ 9:55am PDT

DreamWorks Studios‘ feature film based on the Electronic Arts video game franchise will be released wide by Disney on February 7, 2014. DreamWorks offically acquired feature film rights to the property last month after setting Act Read More »

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Scott Waugh Gets Offer To Direct ‘Need For Speed’

By | Wednesday May 23, 2012 @ 10:54am PDT
Mike Fleming

Need For Speed DreamWorksBREAKING: Act Of Valor co-director Scott Waugh has been offered the job of directing Need For Speed, the DreamWorks adaptation of the EA video game. George and John Gatins developed the story with George Gatins … Read More »

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After Navy SEAL Pic ‘Act Of Valor,’ Bandito Brothers Rev ‘High Speed’ Racing Pic

By | Thursday February 16, 2012 @ 4:41pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Bandito Brothers, the production partnership that produced and financed the upcoming Navy SEAL action drama Act of Valor, will target underground racing for their next big film. Scott Waugh, who co-directed Act of Valor, will helm High Speed, a gritty, … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Relativity’s ‘Act Of Valor’

By | Saturday December 17, 2011 @ 3:22am PST

Here’s an updated trailer for Act Of Valor, in which active duty Navy SEALs play key roles in what Relativity describes as “a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism inspired by true events.” With an emphasis on state-of-the-art warfare, it’s produced and directed by Mike “Mouse” McCoy and … Read More »

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Arnold Set For QED Action Film ‘Black Sands’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in Black Sands, an action film that will be directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy. Financed by Bill Block’s QED, the film will begin production April 1, 2012. In the script that … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Act Of Valor’

By | Wednesday October 12, 2011 @ 7:58pm PDT

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TOLDJA! Relativity Media Sets ‘Act Of Valor’ For President’s Day

By | Thursday June 23, 2011 @ 4:55pm PDT
Mike Fleming

When Deadline broke the story that Relativity Media had won an auction for Act of Valor by paying a $13 million minimum guarantee and $30 million P&A commitment for a Navy SEAL mission movie, we told you the film would open President’s Day. Relativity has just made the date official. Here’s the release:

(Beverly Hills, CA) June 23, 2011 – Relativity Media announced today that it will kick-off President’s Day weekend in 2012 by releasing its groundbreaking, intense, action-thriller Act of Valor, which showcases an elite group of active duty Navy SEALs in a fictionalized composite of actual events, in North America on February 17th. The studio recently acquired worldwide rights to market and distribute the film from the Bandito Brothers’. The film is set for a wide release.

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TOLDJA! Relativity Closes Big Acquisition Deal For Navy SEAL Movie ‘Act Of Valor’

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Relativity Media has closed its deal for Act of Valor, as Deadline revealed earlier today. Press release is below our original break on the deal. Relativity has dated the film for 2012, so I suspect it … Read More »

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