Cannes: Wayfare Entertainment Re-Branded Start Motion Pictures

By | Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 5:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based Wayfare Entertainment is being re-branded Start Motion Pictures, as part of an ongoing effort of parent company Start Media LLC to unify the branding and operations of it’s growing portfolio of entertainment and media holdings. Set up … Read More »

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Sci-Fi Pic ‘Passengers’ To Star Keanu Reeves, With Brian Kirk Directing And Wayfare Entertainment Producing

By | Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 11:13am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire director Brian Kirk has just been set to helm Passengers in his major feature film debut. Wayfare Entertainment has come aboard to finance and produce the sci-fi pic that will star Keanu Reeves in a script by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. The story follows a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet that has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger (Reeves) is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger, marking the beginning of what becomes a unique love story. That second passenger, a female, has yet to be cast. Read More »

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‘Inquest’, Spec That Takes ‘JFK’ Look At Princess Diana Tragedy, Bought By Wayfare Entertainment

By | Tuesday April 16, 2013 @ 12:15pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Wayfare Entertainment has pre-emptively purchased Inquest, a spec by Sam Cohen. It’s sure to raise a ruckus over its premise, that the death of Princess Diana might have been premeditated. Based on true events, the political thriller is about a London investigator who’s hired to discover whether her death was a tragic accident or something more. When he begins to uncover a conspiracy, the gumshoe’s own safety is compromised. This possible version of events feeds into a theory that Princess Diana’s death was similar to whether Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone or was part of a larger conspiracy in the murder of President John F. Kennedy, which was covered in film with Oliver Stone’s JFK.

This whole sale was a bit shrouded in intrigue. Sam Cohen isn’t the writer’s name. I’m told it’s Josh Simon, a former studio exec who worked in the strategic planning group and as a development exec at Disney and later the DreamWorks-based Color Force, run by former Disney topper Nina Jacobson. This is his first feature sale, though he previously sold a scripted TV project to FX along with Noah Oppenheim. Read More »

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Wayfare To Make Feature Version Of Matt Westrup Short ‘The Gate’

By | Wednesday June 13, 2012 @ 4:43pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Wayfare Entertainment has acquired the rights to produce and finance a feature-length version of the short thriller The Gate from its director Matt Westrup and producer Spencer Friend. Westrup will direct the feature version, while Friend will produce with … Read More »

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‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ Helmer David Slade To Direct Wayfare Thriller ‘Villain’

By | Tuesday May 8, 2012 @ 1:22pm PDT
Mike Fleming

David Slade Villain MovieBREAKING: Wayfare Entertainment has set David Slade to direct Villain, a psychological thriller scripted by Josh Zetumer, who wrote the Robocop remake that Jose Padilha is directing at MGM with Joel Kinnaman. Wayfare is … Read More »

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