Although Chronicle 2‘s probably at the forefront of his creative mind, Variety reports that Max Landis, ever the hard worker, just keep selling ideas — this time, to Timur Bekmambetov. He — along with Michele Wolkoff and Landis himself — will produce the writers’ pitch, Woogles, an “edgy family adventure” story set to be written by Nick Antosca and Ned Vizzini (MTVeen Wolf). The director is financing with his company, Bazelevs, who are also doing effects work through CGF.
If you, like I, are interested in knowing more, please be patient. To tide you over with a little more Landis, read this story about another genre pitch he’s made. The guy’s not going anywhere.
Next up, Deadline reports that Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer have sold Universal Speeding Bullet, “a throwback to the Die Hard-esque 90s buddy cop movie.” (Die Hard is not a buddy cop movie, but okay.) With Seth Grahame-Smith and Jeffrey Katzenberg are producing through KatzSmith Productions, this is actually the third McClane-inspired project to get going in a couple of weeks — the Gerard Butler-led Olympus Has Fallen and James Vanderbilt‘s White House Down being the other two. I’m betting all three are more entertaining than A Good Day to Die Hard.
Does either pitch grab your attention?
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
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