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Jodie Foster could be directing science fiction...

Francis Lawrence to direct Houdini?...

Doug Liman directing ex-Luna and Two-Gun Cohen...

Oliver Stone directing Savages drug thriller...

Jodie Foster could be directing science fiction...
Jodie Foster has revealed that her next film could well be a science fiction film, although it's way off anything near a title, a plot or a script, she has revealed to the L.A. Times through ShockTillYouDrop that she's working on one. Speaking about it she says:

"There's a family element to it, but it's much more a genre movie...I'd like to do that 'cause that's a world I live in as an actor but I've never really gone to as a director. I'd still have to have all the other stuff in a film. It can't just be, 'There's a bad guy, there's a monster.' It has to have all the other stuff too."

Interesting, and I'm a huge fan of Jodie Foster in front of the camera as well as behind, surely this is a film to watch out for?

Francis Lawrence to direct Houdini?...
Francis Lawrence is in talks to direct the Sony film Houdini. Paul Verhoeven was set to direct a Houdini film for Sony at some point in the past but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore and they are looking to tell Harry Houdini's life with a completely new take according to Variety, is that new take from Verhoeven's version or from any version?

Doug Liman directing ex-Luna and Two-Gun Cohen...
Doug Liman's long awaited project about a secret mission to the moon looks like its gaining traction. The film is about a group of former space employees who go around stealing equipment and resources in order to launch their own mission to get to the moon and find a valuable energy source. The film sees them off to get the final piece of the puzzle, kidnapping an ex-NASA employee.

Luna, as it was called, has undergone major rewrites according to The Hollywood Reporter from many different writers. Now Jake Gyllenhaal was set to be the lead actor, but he's left the project and they have been looking to Andrew Garfield, Emile Hirsch and Chris Pine so far, and looking to Rosario Dawson, Megan Fox, Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde for the female head of the group.

Meanwhile The Hollywood Reporter says he's taking on directorial duties on Two-Gun Cohen, the story of the British man who in the 1920's became the bodyguard of Sun Yat-sen, the man who lead the overthrow of China's last imperial dynasty. He then went on to fight against Japan when they invaded China and also to work for British intelligence services. A fantastic story in an interesting time period.

Oliver Stone directing Savages drug thriller...
Oliver Stone is set to direct Savages, a film which follows to marijuana growers in California who fall fowl of the Mexican drug cartels and end up being targeted directly. The film is adapted from the Don Winslow novel. The story from Deadline through The Guardian tell us that Salma Hayek and Olivia Wilde are being considered to play the female leads with Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch joining them.



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