Jack Bender

Director Jack Bender Planning ‘Devolution’

http://movieweb.com/person/jack-bender/Lost director Jack Bender is planning to develop a secret project from Legendary Pictures titled Devolution.

Plot details for the thriller are being held under wraps, but we do know that the original idea was brought to the table by World War Z author Max Brooks. This script is being penned by Wrath of the Titans and The Walking Dead scribe David Johnson.

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‘Untitled Jack Ryan Project’ Loses Director Jack Bender

Paramount Pictures' Untitled Jack Ryan Project has suffered a setback by losing director Jack Bender, whose burgeoning TV schedule forced him to drop out.

This is not the first sign of trouble for this reboot of the character created by novelist Tom Clancy. We reported last March that script issues forced Paramount to delay the Untitled Jack Ryan Project, which still has Chris Pine attached to star. The studio was hoping to start production this summer, after Chris Pine wrapped on Star Trek 2. That plan may now be in danger, unless Paramount can quickly find a replacement for Jack Bender. David Koepp took over the writing duties on the Untitled Jack Ryan Project back in April.

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J.J. Abrams Producing ‘7 Minutes in Heaven’

http://movieweb.com/person/jj-abrams/Jack Bender will direct a new film entitled 7 Minutes in Heaven for producer J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company, according to Heat Vision Blog.

Bender directed the series finale of Lost earlier this year and the film will be based off his original idea, which centers on two teens who play a game where they must make out in a closet and, when they come out, all of their friends are dead. The site reports that Bad Robot is currently seeking writers to tackle the project.

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Jack Bender to Direct the ‘Untitled Jack Ryan Project’

Vulture is reporting that Lost executive producer and director, Jack Bender, is going to be directing the Untitled Jack Ryan Project) (it is rumored be called Moscow).

In this new film Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) works as an analyst for a Russian billionaire, but then winds up going on the lam after being implicated in a terrorist plot.

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Jack Bender Heads to ‘Alphas’

http://movieweb.com/person/jack-bender/ According to Variety, Lost director/exec producer Jack Bender has just signed on to be the director and executive producer on Syfy's Alphas. The show is a 90-minute pilot from writers Zak Penn and Michael Karnow.

Bender did six seasons on Lost as the show's main director. He also directed Sunday night's highly anticipated 2 1/2-hour finale.

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