Trade Breaks: 2012, Hunger, Descendants

“Nickelodeon Movies is planning the broad family action-adventure “2012” which Tom Dey (“Failure to Launch”) will direct. Storyline revolves a family who goes on vacation in December 2012, just as the ancient Mayan calendar is coming to its famous end on December 21st 2012. Tom Astle and Matt Ember (“Get Smart”) will pen the script…” (full details)

“Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen’s debut feature, “Hunger,” which centers on IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, has attracted backing from Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission, the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland and FilmFour. It is set to shoot in September in Northern Ireland and scheduled to be broadcast on Channel 4 next year…” (full details)

“Fox Searchlight has landed film rights to Kaui Hart Hemmings’ darkly comic first novel, “The Descendants.” Set in Hawaii, the unconventional family drama tells the story of a newly widowed father who takes off with his two rebellious daughters to track down his wife’s lover in Kauai…” (full details)