Quickies: Bruckheimer, VFX, Queen, Time

Jerry Bruckheimer
Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer have officially closed a three-year, first-look agreement for theatrical films. The deal commences April 2014.

The first film under the deal is the next “Beverly Hills Cop,” while a “Top Gun” sequel is also expected to form a part of it. [Source: Screen]

VFX Oscar
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the ten films that remain in the running in the Visual Effects category at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.

The films are: “Elysium,” “Gravity,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Iron Man 3,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Oblivion,” “Pacific Rim,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “World War Z”. [Source: AMPAS]

The Red Queen
“Breaking Bad” scribe Gennifer Hutchison has been hired to pen a feature adaptation of Victoria Aveyard’s upcoming fantasy action novel “The Red Queen” for Universal Pictures.

The first in a planned trilogy, the story is set in a fantasy world where society is divided by the color of blood. A teen girl assumes the role of a long lost princess while secretly aiding a revolution. [Source: Variety]

Time Tweaker
Lionsgate has acquired David Crabtree’s high-concept, time-travel spec script “Time Tweaker”. The event-style movie contains “sci-fi and time-jumping elements” but plot details are being kept under wraps. [Source: Heat Vision]