Posts tagged as: McG

Richard Branson Eyeing ‘300’-style Christopher Columbus Pic Directed by McG

Richard Branson Eyeing ‘300’-style Christopher Columbus Pic Directed by McG

Billionaire entrepreneur, Richard Branson, who recently launched the Virgin Produced banner with Relativity Media, is talks to acquire “Columbus,” a “300”-style film about Italian explorer Christopher Colubmus written by T.S. Nowlin to be directed by McG (“Terminator Salvation”). Deadline reports that negotiations began soon after the script went out last week and that McG, who’s […]

Tom Hardy to Reunite With Christopher Nolan for ‘Batman 3’

Tom Hardy to Reunite With Christopher Nolan for ‘Batman 3’

Following his powerhouse performance in Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Bronson,” Tom Hardy’s career as been on the fast track to the big time. And although his plans to play Mad Max in the George Miller-directed “Mad Max: Fury Road” has hit another snag, the burgeoning superstar sits atop the heap for another high profile role at Warner […]

David Fincher to Direct a ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ Update in the Vein of ‘Star Wars’

David Fincher to Direct a ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ Update in the Vein of ‘Star Wars’

With Hollywood mining comic books, toys, board games and established film and pop-culture properties like there’s no tomorrow, it was only a matter of time before Captain Nemo and his Nautilus would surface again. Development has been underway at Disney for months on an updated screen version of the classic Jules Verne story, “20,000 Leagues […]

‘Terminator’ May Rise Again

‘Terminator’ May Rise Again

Try as they might, the directors of the third and fourth “Terminator” films can’t seem to kill the fan-favorite sci-fi/horror franchise. Variety reports that Pacificor LLC, which acquired the franchise rights at auction last week, is receiving a great deal of interest from “numerous” Hollywood producers, financiers, studios and agents. Pacificor, a Santa Barbara-based hedge […]

McG Talks ‘Terminator 5,’ Admits Mistakes in ‘Salvation’

McG Talks ‘Terminator 5,’ Admits Mistakes in ‘Salvation’

It’s no secret that we here at The Moving Arts weren’t big fans of McG’s take on the “Terminator” franchise with this year’s “Terminator Salvation.”  In fact, in our review we called it “as desolate, joyless, and lifeless as the robot-ruled world it depicts.”  Needless to say, we’re not too keen on seeing what the […]

Worthington Replaces Tom Cruise in ‘The Tourist’

Worthington Replaces Tom Cruise in ‘The Tourist’

Sam Worthington will be replacing Tom Cruise on Spyglass Entertainment’s thriller remake, “The Tourist,” reports THR. The in-demand Aussie who starred in McG’s “Terminator Salvation” will be joining Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron, on the remake of the 2005 French spy thriller the centers on an American tourist manipulated by a female Interpol agent in Europe. […]

Randall Wallace to Rewrite ‘Captain Nemo’

Randall Wallace to Rewrite ‘Captain Nemo’

Randall Wallace, the writer of “Braveheart” and “Atlas Shrugged,” has been hired to rewrite the Jules Verne classic, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” for Disney’s new feature to be entitled, “Captain Nemo: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” according to THR. “Terminator Salvation” director, McG, will helm and produce the project with Idealogy’s Sean Bailey also […]

‘Hangover’ Defends Title While ‘Salvation’ Rakes it in Overseas

‘Hangover’ Defends Title While ‘Salvation’ Rakes it in Overseas

This weekend’s box office was full of surprises yet again as Todd Phillips’ sleeper hit of the summer, “The Hangover,” starring Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Zach Galifianakis retained its number one slot grossing an estimated $33.4M, narrowly beating Disney/Pixar’s “Up” which made $30.5M. Overseas, however, it was quite a different story. In an unprecedented, […]

Terminator 5 Could be Headed to London

Terminator 5 Could be Headed to London

According to a report in Bleeding Cool, industry sources say Terminator 5, the sequel to “Terminator Salvation,” will be set in London in the year 2011, with a time-traveling John Connor to be played by Christian Bale. I don’t know about you, but for me, this is awful news.  As long as McG and Christian […]

TMA FilmCast #10 – Terminator Salvation, Night at the Museum (Smithsonian)

TMA FilmCast #10 – Terminator Salvation, Night at the Museum (Smithsonian)

What do you get when you mix the anti-vowel (McG) director of “Charlie’s Angels,” with the anti-character, anti-plot writers of “Catwoman?”  “Terminator Salvation,” of course.  How bad is it?  You’ll have to listen to the dizzying, time-travel-laden podcast to find out!  Also, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” is yet another example of […]

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