Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow's next project is Book of Henry, based on an original screenplay written by best-selling crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz. The plot is being kept under wraps although production will start this fall in New York.
A Most Violent year director J.C. Chandor is in talks to helm the Paramount action thriller Triple Frontier, set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge and provide a haven for organized crime.
The first international trailer for the psychological thriller The Red Spider hints at the story that's based on a real series of serial-killer murders in the late ’60s Cold War-era Eastern Europe.
The first trailer was released for the thriller Secret in Their Eyes (based on the Eduardo Sacheri novel La pregunta de sus ojos), starring Julia Roberts as a detective who discovers her daughter has been murdered and left for dead in a dumpster. The Daily Mail had a mini-profile.
A trailer was also released for London Has Fallen, the sequel to 2013's Olympus Has Fallen. The follow-on film once again follows Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) and President Ben Asher (Aaron Eckhart) fighting for their lives after a terrorist group targets world leaders in London for a state funeral.
The 1985 cult film To Live And Die In L.A. is headed to the small screen via WGN America. The TV adaptation will be directed/produced by Oscar winner William Friedkin, who created the project with fellow Oscar winner, Bobby Moresco (Crash). The story, based on the novel by former Secret Service agent Gerald Petievich, follows a fearless agent in L.A. who will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
NBC has cancelled American Odyssey after one season. The drama starred Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, Jake Robinson, Trent Williams in the tale of an Army Sgt. as she struggled to make it home after discovering a dangerous government secret during a raid in the west African Republic of Mali.
Deadline reported that the 1987 film Fatal Attraction is getting a reboot limited-run series at Fox. The project will closely follow the movie plot where Michael Douglas starred as a man who had an affair only to be stalked by the woman (Glenn Close) when he dumps her.
The same Deadline report above on Fatal Attraction noted that Paramount is mining its archives for TV adaptations, including plans to develop an HBO series based on Shutter Island with the involvement of both Martin Scorsese (who directed the 2010 film) and author Dennis Lehane.
Lifetime has greenlighted a movie based on the Charles Manson Family murders. With Jeff Ward playing Manson, the story hinges on Linda Kasabian (MacKenzie Mauzy) who joins Manson's commune looking for acceptance only to get drawn into criminal activities.
Kevin Alejandro (Arrow, True Blood) is joining the Fox series adaptation Lucifer, playing the role of a grumpy LAPD homicide detective who's suspicious of Lucifer's intentions that have to do with his family. Alejandro is replacing Law & Order SVU star Nicholas Gonzalez, who played the role during the pilot of the series.
Billy Magnussen, who will be playing Kato Kaelin in FX’s upcoming 10-hour series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, has been hired for another FX project, a pilot about the beginnings of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
Amazon has zipped up licensing rights for several PBS shows, including the 1950s detective drama Grantchester.
WGN had a little fun with the detective dramas Elementary and Person of Interest, with a promo featuring Elementary stars Miller and Lucy Liu and POI’s Emerson and Jim Caviezel facing off in a test to determine who’s the better twosome and why.
I'm not sure how this is going to work, but a musical based on Ian Fleming's suave super spy James Bond is headed to Broadway, after Executive Producer Merry Saltzman (daughter of legendary Bond film producer and impresario Harry Saltzman) secured the rights for the project. James Bond: The Musical, will have a book by novelist Dave Clarke and music and lyrics by country composer Jay Henry Weisz.
A new Hitman video game is coming, and a few short clips were recently leaked. It's part of the series featuring Agent 47, a cloned assassin-for-hire, with the movie adaptation based on the character being released in August. The new game will be available for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One this December holiday season.