Quick Cuts: Ring sequel to gain a third dimension, and other stories

Just because it’s the third movie in a franchise doesn’t mean it has to be The Ring 3D.

But, that’s exactly what is happening. Paramount is working with writer David Loucka (upcoming thriller Dream House) on a script, and series producers Walter Parkes and Laurie Macdonald are in talks to return. The movie will apparently be more ‘teen-centric’ than previous incarnations, and is aiming to ‘reinvent the franchise.’ (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

Maximum Ride may be getting her wings from Universal. After getting put into turnaround by Columbia, a studio that is focusing on other properties, including the Spider-Man and Ghostbusters reboots, the James Patterson penned teen franchise is close to being picked up by Universal. The movie, about bird-winged teens who escape from a research laboratory,  is to be directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and the script written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Cowboys and Aliens). (Source: THR Heat Vision Blog Exclusive)

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the North American rights to The Illusionist. Directed by Sylvain Chomet (the brilliant The Triplets of Belleville), the film deals with a stage entertainer in the 1950s who is being outshone by the rise of rock and roll, and the story of his meeting with a fan. The film, produced by Bob Last (The House of Mirth) and executive-producers Philippe Carcassonne (Coco Before Chanel)  and Jake Eberts (Dances with Wolves) , is aiming for a release at the end of this year. (Source: Variety)

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 23:18 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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