Die Hard, Obsidian, Alita: Battle Angel, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.
Untitled biopic of Elizabeth ‘Lee’ Miller
Kate Winslet is attached to star in an untitled biopic of American fashion model, artist and war correspondent Elizabeth ‘Lee’ Miller.
Miller’s son, Antony Penrose, wrote a book titled “The Lives of Lee Miller” that will serve as the basis of the indie drama
There’s no writer or director attached yet
The Rosie Project
Jennifer Lawrence is out of Sony’s “The Rosie Project”
Alita: Battle Angel
Twentieth Century Fox and producers James Cameron and Jon Landau are in talks with Robert Rodriguez to direct Alita: Battle Angel
Set in the 26th century, Alita: Battle Angel tells the story of Alita, an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor. The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals. Within the context of an epic action-adventure, the film will explore a young woman’s journey of self-discovery and finding love.
[Robert Rodriguez said that James Cameron wrote the script for Alita: Battle Angel]: Getting to work from Jim’s terrific and visionary script while learning the cutting edge techniques he’s pioneered is a master class in filmmaking.”
NYPD cop John McClane is gearing up for its sixth installment at Fox, with…director Len Wiseman and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura teaming to develop the project
The film is still looking to attach a screenwriter, but the story is meant to be a prequel to the action series. Set in 1979, the newest addition to the franchise will show how McClane became the rough and tumble cop that audiences know.
The plan is for Bruce Willis to reprise his role of McClane, with a different actor coming in to play the younger version of the character.
Christopher Monger will write the script.
Orphan Train weaves a fictional tale out of factual events. Between 1854 and 1929, trains carrying orphans ran regularly from cities on the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Vivian Daly, a 91-year-old Irish immigrant who as a child was shipped from New York City to Minnesota, develops a friendship with Molly Ayer, a 17-year-old on the verge of aging out of the foster care system in present-day Maine. The teen is assigned the task of helping Vivian clean out her attic as required community service. Their parallel paths bring them together, and a secret is exposed that has haunted Vivian her entire life.
Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Michael Fassbender in The Snowman for director Tomas Alfredson
Novelist/screenwriter Ava Dellaria will adapt Obsidian….the book is part of a five-volume series known as the Lux Series.
In Obsidian, bookish Katy Swartz moves with her mother to small-town West Virginia, resigning herself to thick accents and a boring life. She is hopeful after meeting her neighbors who are a shot of life, and the brother and sister tandem becomes even more interesting when it turns out they are aliens. When she falls for the brother and he touches her, it marks her as a homing device for an army of extraterrestrial bad guys.
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