'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Nabs David Yates to Direct

Just when he thought he was out, David Yates is back in the world of Harry Potter. Yates, who directed four of the eight Harry Potter movies for Warner Bros., is in negotiations with the studio to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new Potter-based franchise the studio is hoping to launch with author J.K. Rowling.

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Source URL: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/harry-potter-spinoff-fantastic-beasts-726580

Jeremy Lovering To Direct 'The Bringing'

Earlier this summer, a report surfaced saying Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn was in early talks to direct The Bringing, a spec script by Brandon & Phillip Murphy. The film was inspired by the mysterious tale of a young woman named Elisa Lam, who can be seen in a security video on an elevator in the Cecil Hotel in LA acting strangely before she disappeared and was found dead in one of the roof's water tanks two weeks later. However, when Refn revealed a month later that his next film would be his own I Walk with the Dead, we were skeptical he closed a deal for The Bringing. Source URL: http://www.firstshowing.net/2014/jeremy-lovering-not-nicolas-winding-refn-to-direct-the-bringing/

Shane Black to Direct ‘The Destroyer’ Movie Adaptation

Amazing what one stellar franchise picture can do for a person’s career. Just take a look at Shane Black, Lethal Weapon screenwriter turned Marvel wunderkind following his efforts on 2013′s Iron Man 3; that film crossed the billion dollar finish line and scored highly among critics (despite striking controversy among fans), and in the wake of its success Black has been writing his own ticket through Hollywood. That Doc Savage movie he’s flirted with since 2010? It’s on the way toward production, and may yet star Chris Hemsworth.
Source URL: http://screenrant.com/shane-black-destroyer-movie/

Akshay Kumar to Star in Lionsgate, Endemol Indian Remake ‘Warrior’

Top Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar will headline “Brothers”, the Hindi-language remake of Gavin O’Connor’s 2011 contact sports drama “Warrior” that starred Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton. Indian powerhouse Dharma Productions, one of the producers of “The Lunchbox”, has boarded the project as co-producer. Karan Malhotra, director of Dharma hit “Agneepath” starring Hrithik Roshan will direct.

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Source URL: http://variety.com/2014/film/news/akshay-kumar-to-star-in-lionsgate-endemol-indian-remake-warrior-1201288247/

Sandra Bullock joins David Gordon Green's 'Our Brand Is Crisis'

Sandra Bullock is set to star in David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis, sources have confirmed. The film, written by Peter Straughan, is based on the 2005 documentary of the same name. Source URL: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/08/21/sandra-bullock-david-gordon-green-our-brand-is-crisis/


A24, in conjunction with director Matt Shakman, the film’s producers and in partnership with DIRECTV, announced today that they have acquired all US rights to Matt Shakman’s directorial debut CUT BANK. The film had a successful US premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and will next make its International debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Nicole Holofcener to Write, Direct ‘Land of Steady Habits’ for Fox Searchlight

“Enough Said” filmmaker Nicole Holofcener is set to write and direct an adaptation of Ted Thompson's novel “The Land of Steady Habits” for Fox Searchlight, TheWrap has learned. Anthony Bregman of Likely Story will produce, while Fox Searchlight executive Matthew Greenfield will oversee development on behalf of the studio. According to Amazon, the story follows a 60-year-old man named Anders Hill who abandons his career and family for a new life. Source URL: http://www.thewrap.com/nicole-holofcener-to-write-direct-land-of-steady-habits-for-fox-searchlight/

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Postponed Due to Milla Jovovich's Pregnancy

Production on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter has been postponed to accommodate star Milla Jovovich's pregnancy, the actress revealed today.

In a posting on her Facebook page today, Jovovich said:
Source URL: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/18/resident-evil-the-final-chapter-postponed-due-to-milla-jovovichs-pregnancy

Patrick Warburton Will Be Coming Back for Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'

As one of the few people who gave a positive review of Seth MacFarlane's western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, I'm absolutely still looking forward to Ted 2, the sequel to the "Family Guy" creator's 2012 raunchy comedy about a grown man and his talking teddy bear that he's had since childhood. The film is set for release on June 26th, 2015 with Mark Wahlberg back in the lead, MacFarlane voicing the title stuffed animal, and Amanda Seyfried taking a female lead role (with Mila Kunis likely not back in a large capacity). Source URL: http://www.firstshowing.net/2014/patrick-warburton-will-be-coming-back-for-seth-macfarlanes-ted-2/

‘Rush’ Star Alexandra Maria Lara Joins Gerard Butler in ‘Geostorm’

Alexandra Maria Lara ("Rush") is joining Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia in "Geostorm" which has the best synopsis ever: "Butler stars as a satellite designer who must team up with his estranged younger brother to save the world from an epic man-made storm when the world's climate-controlling satellites malfunction. Source URL: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/christian-bale-cate-blanchett-more-join-jungle-book-origins-plus-more-casting-news-20140820
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