Joe Cornish

Joe Cornish to Direct Legendary's ‘King Kong’ Reboot ‘Skull Island’

Joe Cornish to Direct Legendary's ‘King Kong’ Reboot ‘Skull Island’

Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish has been offered the director's seat in Legendary's upcoming King Kong reboot Skull Island. Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein will be writing the script.

The offer came after the studio revealed the project at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The film is rumored to be a origin story for the giant gorilla and will explore the movie monster's life before he was taken into captivity.

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‘Section 6’ Gets Director Joe Cornish

‘Section 6’ Gets Director Joe Cornish

Joe Cornish has been hired to direct Universal Picture's upcoming spy thriller Section 6. Jack O'Connell is attached to star.

The historical spy thriller is set during the first World War and follows Sir George Mansfield Cummings. He was the first director of the British intelligence agency MI6. Several A-list actors are interesting in playing the director with Jack O'Connell portraying a promising young pupil.

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Who Will Direct ‘Masters of the Universe’: Rian Johnson or Joe Cornish?

Who Will Direct ‘Masters of the Universe’: Rian Johnson or Joe Cornish?

Back in October, Universal Pictures' Masters of the Universe adaptation lost some steam when director Jon M. Chu backed out of the project, most likely due to signing on for G.I. Joe 3. We haven't heard anything about this project since then, but now we have word that the studio has compiled a short list of potential directors, including Rian Johnson (Looper), Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Andres Muschietti (Mama), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) and Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders (The Croods).

There is no word on which of these filmmakers may be the front runner at this time, but our report from October also noted that Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger) had come aboard to rewrite the script. It isn't clear if the writer is starting from scratch, or if he is incorporating elements from previous drafts by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2) and the writing team of Alex Litvak and Michael Finch (Predators).

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Joe Cornish Is Not Directing ‘Star Trek 3’

Joe Cornish Is Not Directing ‘Star Trek 3’

Last week, we reported that J.D. Payne, Patrick McKay and Roberto Orci are writing the script for Star Trek 3, with Joe Cornish said to be high on the studio's list of directorial candidates. As it turns out, Joe Cornish is actually out of the running altogether.

Both Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions were in active negotiations with Joe Cornish to direct the sequel at one point, but he has stepped away from the project. No specific reason was given for his departure. We reported last month that he was a top contender to replace Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams, who had to back out due to his involvement in Star Wars: Episode VII. J.J. Abrams is still attached as a producer on the sequel, along with Bryan Burk and David Ellison.

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Paramount Wants ‘Attack the Block’ Director Joe Cornish for ‘Star Trek 3’

Paramount Wants ‘Attack the Block’ Director Joe Cornish for ‘Star Trek 3’

With J.J. Abrams currently working on Star Wars: Episode VII, Paramount is considering Joe Cornish to direct the upcoming sci-fi sequel Star Trek 3.

It isn't known if the filmmaker is in talks to direct yet, or if an offer has been made, but the studio reportedly considers the Attack the Block filmmaker their top choice to make the sequel. We reported in May that Joe Cornish was a contender to replace J.J. Abrams, but we hadn't heard anything else regarding his involvement until now. Paramount is hoping to shoot the sequel sometime next year, for release in 2016.

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‘Attack the Block’ Director Joe Cornish Wanted for ‘Star Trek 3’

‘Attack the Block’ Director Joe Cornish Wanted for ‘Star Trek 3’

Attack the Block director Joe Cornish is reportedly one of the top contenders to take over for J.J. Abrams on Star Trek 3. Take a look at these tweets from Latino Review's El Mayimbe, then read on for more about the sequel.

I guess y'all wanna know about who might be directing STAR TREK 3 if it ever goes. Heard Joe Cornish BUT also heard he's on a list of names.— elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) May 23, 2013

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Joe Cornish to Write and Direct ‘Snow Crash’

Attack the Block director Joe Cornish has signed on to write and direct Snow Crash for Paramount Pictures.

The project is an adaptation of Neal Stephenson's critically acclaimed 1992 novel, which was named one of Time Magazine's 100 greatest English-language novels of all time. The story is set in a United States which is now controlled by corporations and the mafia. The plot revolves around a computer virus dubbed Snow Crash, which has the ability to transfer from the computer screen directly into the users, destroying their brains. The protagonist, named Hiro Protagonist, a computer hacker and pizza delivery guy, steps in to try and stop the utter downfall of human civilization.

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‘Attack the Block’ Could Get a Sequel, American Remake, or TV Series

If you didn't get a chance to see Attack the Block in theaters, the alien invasion adventure debuts on Blu-ray and DVD October 25.

Attack the Block was released July 29th, 2011.

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