Filming on the James Cameron-produced, Tim Miller-directed new “Terminator” film is reportedly targeting a March start date in locations such as Budapest, Hungary, and Spain. Sonja Klaus (“Prometheus”) will handle production design on the film which looks to be targeting a Summer 2019 release. [Source: Omega Underground]
All the Money in the World
AFI Fest has selected Ridley Scott’s drama “All the Money In the World” as its closing night world premiere on November 16th – several weeks ahead of its December 8th theatrical release. The thriller was shot over the summer and deals with the true story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III. Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg and Charlie Plummer co-star. [Source: The Playlist]
A Violent Separation
Brenton Thwaites and Ben Robson have scored the lead roles in Kevin and Michael Goetz’s crime thriller “A Violent Separation” alongside Alycia Debnam-Carey and Claire Holt. Filming is now underway in Louisiana with Francesca Eastwood, Gerald McRaney, and Ted Levine co-starring.
Michael Arkof penned the story set in a quiet Midwestern town where Thwaites’ young deputy sheriff covers up a murder at the hands of his older brother (Robson). Neither is prepared for what’s to come, including the passionate romance that blossoms between the deputy and the victim’s younger sister (Debnam-Carey). [Source: Variety]
Producer J. Todd Harris’ Branded Pictures Entertainment label has optioned the motion picture rights to former New York congressman Steve Israel’s satirical novel “Big Guns” which hits book stores on April 17th.
The novel begins after another mass shooting and follows a Chicago mayor who starts a national campaign to ban handguns. A wealthy arms manufacturer CEO works with a lobbyist to convince an Arkansas congressman to introduce federal legislation mandating that every American must own a firearm. Things escalate from there. [Source: Deadline]
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
Chiwetel Ejiofor’s “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” has started production in Malawi. The actor stars in, adapted the script and makes his directorial debut on the project based on the book by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
The story follows 13-year-old William Kamkwamba (newcomer Maxwell Simba) who is expelled due to economic factors. Sneaking back into the school library, he finds a way, using the bones of the bicycle belonging to his father Trywell (Ejiofor), to build a windmill which then saves his village from famine. [Source: Deadline]
Untitled T La Rock Biopic
20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to Joshuah Bearman’s recently published GQ article “The Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend” which follows the rise of rap pioneer T La Rock, the first artist signed to Def Jam Records.
Rock was a true ground breaker in rap music until a nearly deadly beating that left him in a coma at the peak of his career. The film will deal with his rehabilitation in a nursing home, filled with an unlikely band of patients, caregivers and elderly residents, at a Jewish care facility in Brooklyn. [Source: THR]