Tag Archives: Timur Bekmambetov

Principal photography has begun on “BEN-HUR” starring Jack Huston (“AMERICAN HUSTLE”) as Judah Ben-Hur and Morgan Freeman (“THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION”)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on “BEN-HUR” starring Jack Huston (“AMERICAN HUSTLE”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION”) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (“DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES”) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (“HOMELAND”) as[...]

Aliens crush Moscow in first “The Darkest Hour” trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We’re starting to learn more about “The Darkest Hour,” a sci-fi thriller starring Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby and Max Minghella that’s due in theaters over the Christmas break. Opening in 3D and 2D, the film follows five young people who “find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to[...]

Fox finds its Abraham Lincoln for ‘Vampire Hunter’

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Four score and seven years ago, Fox settled on an actor to play Honest Abe in its big-screen adaptation of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” That would be Benjamin Walker, a Brit thespian whose credits include “The Golden Compass” and Clint Eastwood’s “Flag of Our Fathers.” Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”)[...]

Roland Emmerich’s ‘The Zone’ is not in play

HollywoodNews.com: No! On October 31, it was reported that “Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich was directing a cheapie sci-fi film for $5 million. Brilliant idea. It has been said that the most creative things occur when limits are set. The film, a “Paranormal Activity” inspired project with[...]

Weinsteins going to the moon for “Apollo 18”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Weinstein Company is about the join the space race. The company has acquired “Apollo 18,” a sci-fi thriller based on Brian Miller’s screenplay that won top prize at the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival. The event was founded by Timur Bekmambetov, director of “Wanted” and[...]

Weinstein Co. To Explore International Space Mystery with Appollo 18

HollywodoNews.com: The Weinstein Company has acquired “Apollo 18,” the sci-fi thriller based on the screenplay by Brian Miller, winner of the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival screenplay competition, founded by “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov. Trevor Cawood is set to direct the project. Bekmambetov and Michele Wolkoff, President of[...]

Tom Hardy could hunt vampires with “Abraham Lincoln”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Tom Hardy is having a moment. Certain actors are able to do this. They parlay one or two solid performances into a bevy of bankable roles. With Hardy, his eye-catching turns in “Bronson,” “RocknRolla” and “Inception” are opening a ton of doors for the British thespian. The challenge[...]

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” heading to Fox after bidding war

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Do you think Fox executives are concerned at the underwhelming response to Overture’s vampire thriller “Let Me In,” which limped to $5.3 million at the box office this weekend? That’s because the studio just picked up the rights to film a big-budget adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Abraham Lincoln:[...]

Did Angelina Jolie just pass on Wanted 2?

BY STAFF Sources are reporting that Angelina Jolie has turned down the offer to participate in a second installment of the Wanted series. Since she has denied the request, the studio plans to just ditch the entire idea rather than try casting a new lead role or focus on lead James[...]