News Shorts: February 13th 2015

Marvel have released a new photo from their upcoming “Daredevil” TV series which debuts on Netflix on April 10th. The shot shows blind lawyer Matt Murdock in a confessional at his father’s old church.

Space Invaders
Dan Kunka has been hired to pen the script for a live-action film adaptation of the classic 1980s video game “Space Invaders” at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Kunka made the Black List when he converted the short spec “Yellowstone Falls” into a wolves vs. zombies movie. [Source: Deadline]

Philip Gelatt (“Europa Report”) has been hired to adapt and direct a feature based on Laird Barron’s short story “30”. The story follows two wildlife biologists, isolated on land once occupied by a cult, struggling to find the cause of bizarre animal activity in the region. They’re soon besieged by strange forces that seem to come from the very land itself. [Source: Deadline]

New Line has picked up the rights to remake the New Zealand horror/black comedy “Housebound”. Gerard Johnstone, who wrote and directed the original, will produce the remake and a writer is currently being sought.

The story follows a rebellious young woman forced to return to her country home thanks to a forced home detention program. Living with her small-town-minded mother and stepfather seems like a fate worse than death, until she begins to suspect that something malevolent may be in house as well. [Source: Heat Vision]

O’Lucky Day
Adam Shankman (“Hairspray,” “Rock of Ages”) has signed on to direct Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) in the comedy “O’Lucky Day” at Paramount Pictures. Andrew Dodge (“Bad Words”) wrote the original draft of the script with Damian Shannon and Mark Swift penning the most recent rewrite.

Dinklage is set to play a con man who may or may not be an actual leprechaun, although he successfully passes off as one. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing and filming is scheduled to start this April. [Source: Deadline]

The Mountain
Brad Parker has been set to direct the psychological thriller “The Mountain” for 20th Century Fox and Red Hour Films. Helen Childress penned the project, but story details are under wraps. Parker worked as a second unit director on “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”. [Source: Deadline]

The Librarians
TNT has renewed “The Librarians” for a ten-episode second season. The sophomore season of the fantasy adventure series is set to air later this year and all the cast from the first season are expected back. The first season premiered in December as the most-watched new cable series of 2014 with a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and roughly 5.4 million viewers overall. [Source: Variety]

The Terrible Two
Universal has optioned Mac Barnett and Jory John’s recently released children’s book “The Terrible Two”. Barnett and John will adapt the screenplay for the film, which centers on a middle-school kid and prankster forced to move to a sleepy town where he discovers he’s got some stiff competition. [Source: THR]

Vanish Man
Lionsgate has set “Age Of Adaline” director Lee Toland Krieger to rewrite and direct the Denison Hetch spec script “Vanish Man”. The action thriller follows a man who helps people escape their troubled lives by staging elaborate deaths and creating new identities. He finds himself enlisted by the FBI to track down the one client that was not supposed to disappear. [Source: Deadline]

Station Eleven
Producer Scott Steindorff has acquired film and TV rights to Emily St. John Mandel’s best-selling novel “Station Eleven”. The post apocalyptic drama is set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse following a pandemic. Characters include a Hollywood star, a would-be savior and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region. [Source: THR]

The Themis Files
Sony Pictures has set David Koepp to pen a film adaptation of Sylvain Neuvel’s debut novel “The Themis Files”. The novel revolves around a secret project to assemble the ancient body parts of a giant humanoid relic buried throughout the world by aliens. [Source: Deadline]

Rush Hour
“National Treasure” helmer Jon Turteltaub has signed on to direct and executive produce the hourlong CBS pilot based on the “Rush Hour” action/comedy movies. The story follows a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with a cocky black LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner. [Source: Deadline]

Producers Allison Black and Karen Shaw are developing a film adaptation of Stacey May Fowles’ novel “Infidelity”. The story follows a thirtysomething hairdresser on the brink of engagement and a life of predictable expectations. When she meets an married novelist at a party, he slips his fingers under her dress and a torrid affair begins unraveling both of their lives and those around them. [Source: Variety]