Script News: Godzilla, Double, Asteroids, Girl

Max Borenstein (“Art of the Steal”) is set to re-write Gareth Edwards’ planned remake of “Godzilla” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

David Goyer (“Batman Begins”) previously worked on the script which will be more faithful than the 1998 remake to the original Japanese films about the city-destroying and monster-fighting giant lizard. [Source: Heat Vision]

The Double Hour
Joshua Marston (“The Forgiveness of Blood”) is set to write and direct a remake of Giuseppe Capotondi’s Italian thriller “The Double Hour”. Roy Lee and Nicola Giuliano are producing.

The original followed a Slovenian hotel maid (Ksenia Rappoport) and an ex-cop (Filippo Timi) who fall in love after meeting at a speed-dating event. When they retreat to his employer’s house in the Turin countryside, armed intruders shatter their romantic interlude and throw light on secrets from their pasts. [Source: Risky Biz Blog]

Evan Spiliotopoulos (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) will pen a new draft of the film adaptation of the late-’70s Atari video game “Asteroids” for Universal Pictures.

The story for the film adaptation has been expanded to follow two estranged brothers that must team up to save Earth from an alien race. Matt Lopez (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”) originally worked on the script. [Source: Heat Vision]

The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League
Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair are set to pen an adaptation of Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s Rolling Stone article “The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League” for Wonderland Sound & Vision and Taggart Productions.

Amanda Seyfried will play con artist Esther Reed, a woman who became the target of a nationwide manhunt after creating a fake ID and scamming her way into Columbia University. McG, Michael Nardelli and Mary Viola will produce. [Source: Variety]