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Stalked: A bunch of news snippets

Here's a round-up of some interesting news snippets with some big name director changes, new film stories, and generally interesting stuff that I couldn't stretch into anything more than a paragraph or two.

I wonder how interesting you all find the Stalked round-up articles, it would be good if you let me know as I've actually been putting these snippets on the Filmstalker Facebook page rather than in Stalked articles on the site.

Which would you prefer? Let me know and I'll do what's most favourable, although Facebook is quick for these small snippets, it may not be where you like to read your updates.

Eduardo Sanchez, of The Blair Witch Project is to direct Possession which he co-wrote with Jamie Nash. The film looks at the line between demonic possession and psychosis, starting off as a supernatural horror film but then turning to look at a troubled young woman and the evil that's within her, presumably a very tangible and reality based evil. The story comes from

Breck Eisner is no longer directing the remake of the 1979 David Cronenberg film The Brood according to Pajiba and the studio are off looking for another director.

Max Landis, son of John Landis, is following in his father's footsteps as The Hollywood Reporter reports that his speculative script has been picked up by first time director Josh Trank. Chronicle is the story of three teenagers who are exposed to something strange in the woods and develop superpowers. They work together trying to build their skills and master them and they are soon incredibly powerful. Personal problems start pushing them against each other. Apparently it's going to be filmed with hand-held cameras. Sounds a bit Unbreakable.

Jon Lucas and Scott Moore wrote The Hangover and have just delivered another script that's looking for a director. Amazingly it's about two college seniors who get their friend drunk and head off on a journey not unlike The Hangover. Oh dear me, and that's getting a green light? Apparently so according to Pajiba.

So The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, is in talks for a role in the new Mad Max film Fury Road. I do keep wanting to call it Furry Road, Not really news, but mildly interesting. Let's hope, and I'm sure she does, that one day she'll just be known as Riley Keough.

David Fincher has left the film Black Hole according to Pajiba, the Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman adapted story from the Charles' Burn graphic novel, not the Disney space one.

It looks like Ryan Reynolds is going to be leading R.I.P.D. as I posted no the Filmstalkers Facebook page. R.I.P.D. stands for Rest In Peace Department and follows two dead cops who patrol the underworld making sure the dead stay dead and don't come back to the real world. L.A. Times also says that McG was also rumoured to be with the project, no more as the word is that he's off to make The Mean War and the film is looking for someone new.

An update from L.A. Times through Collider tells us that Robert Schwentke has met with the studio and there could be a discussion ongoing about him taking the directorial duties since McG has left.

Again, I previously posted this story on the Filmstalker Facebook page, but thought it nice to gather it together on this Stalked article from The Hollywood Reporter. Detached is a film from director Tony Kaye about a substitute teacher, played by Adrien Brody, who isn't interested in teaching other than for a job but somehow connects with the kids at the school he's substituting in, a really tough school filled with troubled kids. It also stars Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Peterson, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner and James Caan. Brody's character gets into trouble when he shows a gay film in class to try and teach tolerance.



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