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"Neruda," "Wonders," Blowback" Get Directors

By Garth Franklin Monday February 10th 2014 06:04PM

Neruda
"No" director Pablo Larrain is set to helm the biopic "Neruda" which follows 1971 Nobel Prize-winning Latin American poet Pablo Neruda. Larrain and Guillermo Calderon will pen the script.

Fabula produces the project about the key moment in between 1946 and 1948 when Neruda became a member of Chile's Communist Party, was elected Senator, spoke out against the imprisonment of striking miners and threatened with arrest, went into hiding and began writing his famed work 'Canto General'. [Source: Variety]

Year of Wonders
Jan Dunn ("Gypo") is set to direct the film adaptation of Geraldine Brooks' 2001 Pulitzer prize-winning novel "Year of Wonders" at Violet Pictures.

The story follows a housemaid living in the English village of Eyam, Derbyshire that quarantined itself in 1666 rather than spread the plague. Michael Knowles and James Collie will produce. [Source: Screen]

Blowback
Janus Metz ("Armadillo") is set to helm the London-set action thriller "Blowback" for Shine Pictures and American Entertainment Investors. Filming begins this summer.

Penned by Gregory Burke ("71"), the story follows a team of soldiers who return to London from Afghanistan and are drawn into crime on a major scale. But all is not what it seems as they encounter one deception and double-cross after another. [Source: Deadline]

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