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Stalked: Foster in Blomkamp's Elysium; Universal Soldier 4 with JCVD and Lundgren?; Crowe directing Ellroy; New Bourne star found; Incendies director on English Prisoners; Stone's Savages big cast; Zemeckis returns to live action

Jodie Foster in Neil Blomkamp's Elysium...

Universal Soldier 4 with JCVD and Lundgren?...

Crowe directing Ellroy film...

New Bourne star found...

Incendies director tackles English language Prisoners...

Stone's Savages gains more big names...

Zemeckis returns to live action...

Jodie Foster in Neil Blomkamp's Elysium...
She doesn't know a lot of details as yet about how she's going to look, but Jodie Foster has confirmed that she's playing an alien in Neil Blomkamp's next film Elysium alongside Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Matt Damon. She does seem excited, but facts are thin. Through MTV she says:

"I'm kind of evil-ish, yes, I'm kind of evil-ish, which you know I love"

That's all we know so far.


Universal Soldier 4 with JCVD and Lundgren?...
It seems so, for according to action star Scott Adkin's twitter through Twitch, he's heading off on a plane to meet Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren and to make Universal Soldier 4 and maybe with Peter Hyams. Wow, I guess you really can't die in that franchise. Ever.


Crowe directing Ellroy film...
It would seem that the rumours were right and Russell Crowe is looking to direct, according to Deadline he's seriously considering it, which still means there's no signed deal yet. He would be 77, an adaptation of the James Ellroy screenplay by David Matthews. It seems the rewrite is what will decide his next move. 77 follows two policemen in 1974 and the converging stories of an unsolved murder of a cop and the televised shoot out between the Symbionese Liberation Army and the LAPD in Los Angeles. Plenty of action then.


New Bourne star found...
Yes, it's Jeremy Renner. No real surprise, for me though the surprise is in the hint of the plot from Deadline, that there's another secret training programme running that is even more dangerous than Treadstone was, that was the programme that created Bourne. I don't know about you but that feels a little odd to me, why didn't they just resurrect Treadstone with a new guy who thought he could fix the problems from before? Why does it have to be a cheap sequel idea - "let's just say there was another set-up just like this one that no one new about"


Incendies director tackles English language Prisoners...
The director of Incendies, Denis Villeneuve, has been taken on board his first English language film. It's a script called Prisoners which was on the Hollywood Black List and despite a host of big names attached in front and behind the camera it never got made, until now. The film will see a Boston father's daughter kidnapped along with her friend, however the police make little movement on the case so he kidnaps who he believes is responsible...and that's where the blurb from the L.A. Times through Twitch ends. Sounds interesting though, and a strong director too.


Stone's Savages gains more big names...
Oliver Stone's upcoming film Savages, based on the Don Winslow novel, has just attracted some big names. Deadline says that the cast now includes John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Salma Hayek, and Benicio Del Toro. Quite the cast indeed. The story sees a couple of small time pot growers caught up with the cartels and their friend kidnapped and in return for their product. They decide to double cross the cartel to try and win everything back.


Zemeckis returns to live action...
Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations, according to The Hollywood Reporter, to direct a film called Flight. It's written by John Gatins and is live action, no motion capture, well there could always be a little bit but only as a special effect, not the entire film. Denzel Washington is rumoured to be a potential lead for the film too. It tells the story of a drink and drug addicted pilot who becomes a hero as he lands a plane full of passengers safely after a serious in flight accident. While the FAA find out about his addictions they try to hide it from everyone in order to preserve the hero image of the pilot.




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The Zemeckis movie bares more than a glaring resemblance to a real life hero story we had here in Quebec around 2001. It's also been adapted as a movie not long ago: Piché: Entre Ciel et Terre.

I hope its not just a rip-off...

If the true story is like the blurb I'd say they're copying that. Of course you'll get the usual comments from the studio, they're going back to the original story and ignoring the film that's already there.

Mind you if they never admit it's from the true story or the film then there's no telling until we see the final film.

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