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News Bits: Maggie, 13, Light, NYFF, League

By Garth Franklin Wednesday August 13th 2014 11:04AM
News Bits: Maggie, 13, Light, NYFF, League

Maggie
New photos are out from Henry Hobson's "Maggie" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Midwestern farm dad coping with the fact that his young daughter (Abigail Breslin) has been infected by a virus during a zombie apocalypse. The film is slated to premiere this Fall at the Toronto International Film Festival. [Source: Empire]

13
CBS Films has announced plans for a film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's stage musical "13". Bert V Royal will pen the script while Laurence Mark ("Dreamgirls") and Bob Boyett will produce.

The musical itself follows a 13-year-old boy from New York who relocates to small-town Indiana and concocts an ill-judged plan to make friends. [Source: Screen]

The Light Between Oceans
DreamWorks has locked down a September start date in New Zealand and Australia for filming on Derek Cianfrance's "The Light Between Oceans" based on the M.L. Stedman novel. Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz star.

The story follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife living on a remote island of the West Australian coast in the years following WWI. The pair are faced with a moral dilemma when a boat washes up on their with a dead man and a baby girl. They raise the child as their own with devastating consequences. [Source: Deadline]

The 52nd New York Film Festival
The full line-up of this year's 52nd New York Film Festival has arrived with premieres this year including David Fincher's "Gone Girl," Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman," Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars," Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash," Yann Demange's "'71," Abel Ferrara's "Pasolini," Oren Moverman's "Time Out Of Mind," Olivier Assayas' "Clouds of Sils Maria," Bertrand Bonello's "Saint Laurent" and Martín Rejtman's "Two Shots Fired". [Source: Screen]

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Using Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's comic art, 'Florian Liedtke' has crafted a title sequence for a new film take on "The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen" which boasts an interesting choice of cast members. The credits sequence is very loyal to the original work and shows really what the live-action film a decade ago should've been like. [Source: io9]

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