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Sony & King Of Nuance Neal H. Moritz To Remake Jacques Audiard's 'A Prophet'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 5, 2013 3:14 PM
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This isn't necessarily shocking news but the timing is sort of weird: The Wrap is reporting that Sony and subtlety-proof Original Films producer Neil H. Moritz have optioned the remake rights to Jacques Audiard's jaw-dropping French crime epic "A Prophet." The original movie, which charted the ascension of a small time criminal who, after being imprisoned, rises in the criminal ranks, was nominated for the 2010 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and won the Grand Prix award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Something tells us the remake will escape similar glories.

Phil Lord & Chris Miller Returning To Direct '21 Jump Street' Sequel, Producer Teases Plot

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 24, 2013 2:59 PM
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When a film like “21 Jump Street” winds up becoming such a huge hit ($200 million worldwide, to be more specific), the talk of a sequel is very much inevitable. But unlike many other films, thanks to the great chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, we welcome any news regarding a potential “21 Jump Street” sequel. And while directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have certainly kept themselves busy with the upcoming animated film “The Lego Movie,” it sounds like they are definitely on board.

Producer Neal Moritz Planning 'Sleeping Beauty' Comedy; 'Pixels' & 'Ouija' Get Writers

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 17, 2012 6:27 PM
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Revamps of classic fairy tales are like so hot right now, and with Disney hard at work prepping a new twist on the Sleeping Beauty story with the Angelina Jolie-starrer “Maleficent” it should come as no surprise that a rival project has reared its head. Producer Neal Moritz is busy prepping a comedy take on Sleeping Beauty which will presumably be to "Maleficent" what Tarsem’s “Mirror Mirror” was to “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Moritz’s work is usually confined to the action genre, although he does occasionally work on comedies and has most recently overseen “The Bounty Hunter,” “The Change-Up” and “21 Jump Street.” That last credit is probably one that will pique interest, but...yeah, this is still a pretty terrible idea. [THR]

Producer Of Unwanted 'Starship Troopers' Remake Says New Film Will Be Less Violent, More Patriotic Than Original

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 27, 2012 2:45 PM
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"Starship Troopers" just might have been Paul Verhoeven's masterpiece. The Dutch helmer has several films that might run it close; "Flesh & Blood," "Soldier Of Orange," "Black Book" and his Hollywood debut "Robocop." But it's his epic, slyly satirical adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's sci-fi novel about the war on a bug-like alien race that we keep coming back to rewatch and rewatch, and feels like the culmination of everything he worked towards across his career. Which is why of all the remakes circulating out there, the one we're most puzzled by is "Starship Troopers."

Neal Moritz Admits Cost Of 3D Conversion & L.A. Shoot Have Killed Plans For A 'Green Hornet' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2012 11:17 AM
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It was a rough and bumpy ride for "The Green Hornet" as it made its way to theaters. With chatter of studio dissatisfaction, poor test audience results, shifting release dates and a late game decision to convert to 3D, the superhero flick still managed to bank a respectable, if not quite blockbuster worthy $227 million worldwide. Sequel plans were always in works, with screenwriter Evan Goldberg saying before the film's release that the story for a followup was already mapped out. And while some folks have been holding out hope that Britt Reid would be back in action, the film's producer has candidly confirmed it's likely not going to happen.

Geek Bits: Warner Bros. Pick Up 'Red Star'; Disney Likes Gargoyles; Captain Canuck Flies Into Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2011 8:03 AM
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Comic-Con starts tomorrow which means it's going to be veritable deluge of geek news for the next four days. We're sealing the exits and holding on tight for the ride to try and stay on top of it, but even before it begins, a few bits and bobs of geek news are already making their way out in pre-'Con' announcements. So here's a few things you might have missed.

Spec Script 'Agent Ox' Goes To Sony For Producer Neal Moritz

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 12, 2011 4:12 AM
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With "I Am Legend," "Fast & Furious" and "The Green Hornet" all under his belt -- regardless of what you might think of those films -- it's undeniable that Neal Moritz knows how to make successful blockbuster fare. And with "21 Jump Street," "Total Recall" and "Jack The Giant Killer" among the many films he has coming along, the hits won't be stopping any time soon and he's got his eyes on another project with big potential.

Vin Diesel Locked And Loaded For A Sixth 'Fast And Furious'?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 17, 2011 6:51 AM
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We suppose it's better than "The Pacifier 2."

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