Paramount is in negotiations with Edward Zwick to direct their upcoming sequel Jack Reacher 2, which has Tom Cruise set to reprise his role as the title character from 2012's Jack Reacher. The sequel reunites Edward Zwick and Tom Cruise for the first time since they collaborated on 2003's The Last Samurai. We reported back in December 2013 that Jack Reacher 2 was moving forward, based on the Lee Child novel Never Look Back, the 18th book in the author's Jack Reacher series, which was published in 2013.
Richard Wenk originally wrote the screenplay, with Edward Zwick and his longtime co-writer Marshall Herskovitz coming aboard to rewrite the script. The Never Look Back novel follows the title character as he returns to his old Virginia military base, where he is taking the new female commanding officer out to dinner. When Reacher arrives, she has been arrested, while Jack himself faces charges of assaulting a man and fathering a child with another woman. While Jack doesn't remember any of this happening, he becomes determined to find out the truth.Read More
Back in June, we reported that The Great Wall's production schedule had shifted from a fall start to spring 2013. Today, we have word that director Edward Zwick has left the project.
The shooting schedule was bumped up due to the weather conditions in China and New Zealand, and because funding still had not been fully secured. Legendary East, an off-shoot of Legendary Pictures, is still planning to move forward next spring, even though a replacement director has not been named yet.Read More
Edward Zwick (Defiance, Blood Diamond) has signed on to direct Pawn Sacrifice, with Tobey Maguire attached to star and produce.
The project is based on the true story of American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer's famous world championship match against Russia's Boris Spassky in 1972. Tobey Maguire will portray Bobby Fischer, with producers currently seeking an actor to play his Russian counterpart. We first reported on this project back in March 2010, when David Fincher was set to direct.Read More
CBS Films announced today that Oscar-winner Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond) is attached to direct the film adaptation of American Assassin from a screenplay by Zwick and Oscar-nominee Marshall Herskovitz. The film is based on the #1 NY Times best-selling novel by Vince Flynn. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Red) via di Bonaventura Pictures and Nick Wechsler (The Road, We Own the Night) will produce along with Zwick and Herskovitz.
American Assassin tells the story of legendary CIA agent Mitch Rapp. Long before he began hunting terrorists, Rapp was a gifted college scholar/athlete. Then, tragedy struck and Rapp was recruited into the nation's most elite covert operations program. After completing training designed to teach the kind of lethal skills necessary to target our most dangerous enemies, here and abroad, he is a man reborn with a mission of retribution.Read More
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