Screen Talk: Angelina spies a Salt sequel
Saturday 22 December 2012
Plans for a sequel to 2010's Salt, the Angelina Jolie spy movie that also starred Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor, are back on the table.
Columbia Pictures has hired Becky Johnston to work on the script. In 2011, Columbia hired the movie's credited writer, Kurt Wimmer, to write a sequel but Jolie didn't commit to it.
Devlin makes a deadly debut
Development exec-turned-screenwriter Lindsay Devlin has been given the job to adapt Reboot, an upcoming young-adult novel written by Amy Tintera, for the big screen. The novel, due to be published by HarperTeen in May in the US, is set after the world becomes infected with a deadly virus.
An addiction to the big screen
Novelist Zane a forty-something Maryland mother who has sold more than eight million books, is on a Hollywood hotlist of novelists. Her best-known US hit, Addicted, about a woman who seeks sex-addiction counselling, is at Lionsgate with Bille Woodruff (Beauty Shop) directing.
Ransom going for a Burton
Ransom Riggs's novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is attracting heavyweight Hollywood interest. The US bestseller follows a young boy as he searches for the truth about his grandfather on an island populated by children with special powers. Tim Burton is attached to direct.
A fertile source of horror
Breed, a horror novel by Chase Novak, aka Scott Spencer, the author of Endless Love, will be directed by Burr Steers. Known for directing Zac Efron in Charlie St Cloud and 17 Again, Steers is adapting the book, about a couple who undergo fertility treatment that turns them into bloodthirsty savages.
Tortured souls get worried
Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt and killing of Osama bin Laden, is attracting political heat. Republicans were up in arms before it was shot for it being supportive of President Obama. But now it is Hollywood's liberals who are worried about the stark depiction of torture.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
- 4 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
- 5 Kanye West halts concert after two fans don't stand up - doesn't realise one is in wheelchair and the other disabled
Fifty Shades of Grey movie: New picture of Anastasia Steele unveiled
Star Trek 3 to begin shooting in next six months
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
The Walking Dead season 5 air date, trailer and season 4 recap
Robin Thicke’s hit 'Blurred Lines' lands him in court, and he had 'almost no part' in writing it
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly