The 15:17 To Paris
Clint Eastwood has won an appeal to overturn the R rating assigned to his upcoming film “The 15:17 to Paris”. The ‘R’ was given for “a sequence of violence and bloody images” referring to the film’s key train scene. It will now score a PG-13 when it opens in cinemas on February 9th.
The real-life drama recounts the much-publicized story about an attempted terror attack on a train from Brussels to Paris in 2015, which was thwarted by three former U.S. servicemen – played by the real-life heroes Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone in the film. [Source: THR]
Look Out For The Fitzgerald-Trouts
Argent Pictures and Brigsby Bear producer 3311 Productions are teaming to develop, finance and produce a feature film adapted from Esta Spalding’s children’s book “Look Out For The Fitzgerald-Trouts”.
Former “Mad Men” writer/co-executive producer Semi Chellas is set to pen the screenplay which centers on a family of four kids who are living a contemporary Swiss Family Robinson dream on a tropical island. They set out to find themselves a home and end up saving the world. [Source: Deadline]
“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” producer Anant Singh and Videovision Entertainment have acquired the film rights to James-Brent Styan’s biography “Heartbreaker” about Christiaan Barnard, the surgeon who performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant.
The story focuses on the impact of the pioneering surgery on Barnard’s personal life and South African society at large. The role of black medical staff including lab assistant Hamilton Naki and others is explored, as is the intense global rivalry that arose between other famous heart surgeons and Barnard. Today around 3,500 people undergo the surgery each year. [Source: Deadline]
Untitled Gunn Project
“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is set to produce an untitled horror film for The H Collective which will fully finance and produce. His brothers Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn are writing the screenplay.
David Yarovesky will direct the horror film. Gunn will produce the project in the spring of 2018, in the gap between finishing scripting and starting production on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”. [Source: Variety]