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Tony Scott Plots Remake Of 'The Wild Bunch' But Wants To Do 'Hell's Angels' Next

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 18, 2011 10:43 AM
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Not content to have his brother hog the spotlight today, Tony Scott has some news he wants to share -- and you're probably not gonna like it.

Robert Zemeckis In Talks To Direct 'Here There Be Monsters' With Script By Brian Helgeland

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • July 26, 2011 9:29 AM
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Ah Hollywood -- a magical place where a project can change hands a half dozen times before being locked down. In this case, Warner Bros. "Here There Be Monsters" is the culprit, and the studio is now in talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct, The Wrap reports. Paul Greengrass most recently took an interest in the project, but he appears to have moved on (hopefully to better things?). Brian Helgeland, whose two most recently produced credits were the underperforming "Green Zone" and the coldly received "Robin Hood", is set to write the film, which would follow a disgraced British Naval officer who is hired by a rich shipping magnate to investigate the disappearance of his merchant ships in the North Atlantic, only to discover a giant sea serpent is the culprit. We've got faith in Helgeland though, especially since the former Oscar winner ("L.A. Confidental") has turned in a "Cleopatra" script for Steven Soderbergh a while back, and more recently, found a home for his Robinson biopic with Legendary Pictures.

Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson Biopic Finds A Home At Legendary Pictures

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 9:46 AM
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Baseball films are generally regarded as one of the hardest sells in Hollywood. They traditionally don't do well at the box office but even worse for studios, they don't play well internationally at all. However, Legendary Pictures is banking on one of the most well known stories in sports history in general to be a catalyst for box office success.

Robert Redford To Play Branch Rickey In Jackie Robinson Film Directed By Brian Helgeland

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 7, 2011 2:50 AM
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After years and years of development, Robert Redford finally has the pieces in place to bring the story of Branch Rickey to the big screen. Brian Helgeland will be making his way behind the camera, writing and directing the story of the famous Brooklyn Dodgers executive and his relationship with Jackie Robinson, the first black professional baseball player*.

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