Just a few weeks after John Wick director David Leitch was confirmed to direct Charlize Theron in The Coldest City, the spy thriller has secured another co-star. Variety reports that James McAvoy has come aboard to star in an unspecified role. This news comes just after the actor replaced Joaquin Phoenix in an Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Movie, but that project is said to go into production after The Coldest City.
The Coldest City centers on an MI6 spy who is found dead on the eve of the Berlin Wall coming down. Charlize Theron star as "super spy" Lorraine Broughton, who is tasked with finding the list this covert agent was trying to smuggle into West Berlin, which contains the names of every espionage agent working undercover in Berlin. This assignment takes her into the underground world of counter-intelligence, risking her own life to save the lives of the British agents, as she tries to navigate a culture full of deceit and double-crossing where no one can truly be trusted.Read More
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