After languishing in development for several years, Sony Pictures is finally moving forward with their adaptation of Mark Greaney's 2009 novel The Gray Man. The Tracking Board reports that Charlize Theron is attached to star as the female lead, with the studio currently searching for a director to tackle the script by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. The writers were initially set to direct as well, but now that they are locked into making Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, they are no longer available to direct.
The story centers on a American covert operative named Court Gentry, who is also known as The Gray Man. He has become a legend in the covert world for pulling off impossible missions, before fading into obscurity. He must spring back into action in a race against time to save his daughters, who have been targeted by international assassins. The studio is also seeking the right actor to play Court Gentry, a role that Brad Pitt was once eyeing back in 2011. It's worth noting that Brad Pitt's Plan B company is still involved, with the actor's producing partner Dede Gardner set to produce, but it isn't known if he is still interested in taking on the lead role.Read More
The director wouldn't shed any light about his next movie, but it seems that plans are certainly moving forward on sequels to Mad Max: Fury Road. You may recall that, way back in 2010, it was reported that Mad Max: Fury Road was going to be shot back-to-back with another movie, then entitled Mad Max: Furiosa. It is believed that the Mad Max: Furiosa story line was eventually merged into Mad Max: Fury Road, and while we certainly may see Furiosa again, it doesn't seem that she'll be an integral part of the story. What do you think about these new details?
Mad Max: The Wasteland comes to theaters in 2017.Read More
When Mad Max: Fury Road was first announced, the plan was for George Miller to direct two back-to-back sequels. But a lot of things changed throughout the prolonged production, which took a grueling 8 months. And the whole process left the filmmaker feeling exhausted. While some suspected the delays on Mad Max: Fury Road meant it was going to be a bomb, it actually turned out to be the critical darling of this past summer. And it was a hit with fans. Ever since its release, there has been talk of a sequel. George Miller has now confirmed with Top Gear that not one, but two more movies will move forward at some point. But it won't be soon. He wants to make another movie first.
George Miller actually has two completed scripts for a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel, though it's not known which one will move forward first. Details about the plot have been scarce because of this. And it's not clear which way Warner Bros. is leaning at the moment. No one is sure what will be the next Mad Max movie, though Mad Max: The Wasteland is what George Miller has been calling the fifth film in this long-running franchise.Read More
Last month, a report surfaced claiming John Wick co-director David Leitch had backed out of co-directing the sequel John Wick 2, with Chad Stahelski going solo. The Wrap reports that David Leitch has come aboard to direct The Coldest City starring Charlize Theron. We first reported on The Coldest City back in May, when both David Leitch and Chad Stahelski were set to direct, but now David Leitch will take the helm by himself.
The project is based on Anthony Johnston's Oni Press graphic novel of the same name, which follows a highly-trained spy (Charlize Theron) who investigates the murder of an MI6 agent, who is killed just before the collapse of the Berlin Wall. She is trying to find the list he was attempting to smuggle into the West, to protect herself and the rest of the intelligence community, which turns into a deadly game between numerous double-crossing agents. After Charlize Theron found an opening to shoot the film this fall, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski decided to split up, with Chad Stahelski tackling John Wick 2 and David Leitch taking The Coldest City.Read More
Mad Max: The Wasteland is happening, right? This summer's Mad Max: Fury Road has been one of the most well-received movies of the year by fans and critics alike. While it just barely made it's $150 million budget back in the states, it did go onto earn $368 million worldwide. And director George Miller has confirmed that a screenplay is ready. Well, don't tell that to star Charlize Theron, whose Imperator Furiosa was a breakout character and a fan favorite. She knows nothing about a proposed sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road.
Does this mean she's not returning? Way back in 2010, it was said that two Mad Max sequels were being shot back-to-back, with the second titled Mad Max: Furiosa and said to focus mainly on Charlize Theron's character. We haven't heard anything about that movie in years, and it's believed that story was merged into the final version of Mad Max: Fury Road. And it's very possible that Furiosa's tale has been told.Read More