Global Showbiz Briefs: Walter Hill To Be Honored In Rome, SeaWorld Sets Animated Series, FCCE Launches Intl Sales Division

By | Friday October 5, 2012 @ 11:00pm PDT

Walter Hill Honored In Rome
Walter Hill will receive the Maverick Director Award at the Rome Film Festival in November. Hill’s latest film, Bullet To The Head, will world premiere at the fest with star Sylvester Stallone in attendance. The new Maverick prize is designed to honor filmmakers who have broken ground in cinema and “consistently stand out from the crowd,” the festival says. Hill’s credits as director include The Warriors, 48 Hrs. and Streets Of Fire. He also produced Prometheus, Alien and wrote the scripts for John Huston’s The Mackintosh Man and Sam Peckinpah’s The Getaway. Read More »

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Lakeshore To Finance ‘Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?’ Remake

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 10:10am PDT
Mike Fleming

We now have an answer to the question, who is going to produce and finance the remake of the Bette Davis-Joan Crawford classic Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? The answer is Lakeshore partners Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Bullet To The Head’

By | Monday August 20, 2012 @ 4:40pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Fresh from a strong opening on The Expendables 2, Sly Stallone is the headliner in another action film, this one Bullet To The Head. It’s directed by action specialist Walter Hill and pits Stallone against a killer played by Conan the Barbarian’s Jason Momoa. Here’s the trailer:

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Comic-Con: Walter Hill Tackles ‘What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?’ Remake

By | Wednesday July 11, 2012 @ 12:20pm PDT
Mike Fleming

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane RemakeBREAKING: Walter Hill, who most recently wrapped the Sylvester Stallone-starrer Bullet To The Head, has partnered with The Aldrich Company to develop a remake of the 1962 Bette Davis-Joan Crawford classic What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? Hill will write the script and direct the film. The original was directed and produced by Robert Aldrich, with Lukas Heller adapting the Henry Farrell novel.

Walter Hill What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?Warner Bros will release Bullet To The Head in February and Hill sparked to the idea of re-creating the nightmarish relationship between two sisters in a crumbling Hollywood mansion, where former child star Jane Hudson (Davis) holds captive her crippled former movie-queen sister (Crawford). “The two equal leads demand great performers — that is a given,” Hill said. “The intensity of the Gothic storyline makes a reconfiguration of the drama still a potentially searing experience. The idea is to make a modern film without modernizing the period. It needs to resonate the golden age of Hollywood.” Read More »

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Did ‘Prometheus’ Teaser Leave Hints Of ‘Alien’ Influence?

By | Tuesday December 20, 2011 @ 9:17am PST
Mike Fleming

The 20th Century Fox promo that teased the upcoming first trailer for the Ridley Scott-directed Prometheus certainly seemed different from Scott’s iconic science fiction film Alien — but does one small clue at the end indicate there’s a closer … Read More »

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Warner Bros ‘Project X’ To Open March; Stallone’s ‘Bullet To The Head’ In April

Mike Fleming

What to do with Project X, the $12 million raunchy R-rated Warner Bros comedy that was constructed secretly and produced by Todd Phillips and executive produced by Joel Silver, and populated with a cast that was chosen on the … Read More »

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Walter Hill Courted To Direct Sly Stallone In ‘Headshot’

By | Wednesday April 6, 2011 @ 12:14pm PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: While Sly Stallone is eager to work with Walter Hill, Headshot backer IM Global claims Hill is one of several helmers being discussed for the job.

EXCLUSIVE: Sylvester Stallone has met with Walter Hill about directing Headshot, a … Read More »

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Berlin: Echo Lake, Blue Ice Launch Film Fund With Pedro Almodovar First Up

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Echo Lake Entertainment president Doug Mankoff and Blue Ice Entertainment’s Steven Silver  and Neil Tabatznik have unveiled Blue Lake Entertainment, a fund to finance films with budget $10 million and higher. The 8-figure fund is backed by private investors … Read More »

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