Last November, director Carlos Fresnadillo’s left the Highlander reboot. Now, Ryan Reynolds, the man slated to be the new Connor MacLeod, has walked as well. This leaves Summit Entertainment in a bit of a predicament and the Highlander franchise back in pre-production limbo. Of course, this may also help their chances of finding a new director as they will get to make their own choice of star. My take on this, while I’m disappointed that in the loss of Ryan Reynolds, maybe we should go with a lesser known try to carry the film on its own, without the name
The first trailer for Ender’s Game has arrived, and there are two things that pop out immediately. The first is that the action looks impressive, and it did its job of getting me more interested in the film. The second, and a wise choice by the studio, was to remove any reference to controversial author Orson Scott Card from the trailer and accompanying synopsis.
The camera hasn’t even rolled on the second vampire flick, so it is kind of surprising Summit Entertainment has already tapped director Juan Antonio Bayona to helm the third installment of the series. Bayona’s a protege of Guillermo Del Toro. He directed the Spanish-language horror-thriller “The Orphanage,” which was exec produced by Del Toro, and is attached to helm the Universal thriller “Hater,” with Del Toro and Mark Johnson producing. Any of the Major Spoilers Legion watch the first Twilight movie? Are sparkling vampires the in thing? via Variety
Anyone who saw the video excerpts from the Twilight panel at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con knew there was a huge fanbase waiting to jump all over this movie when it opened.Â No suprise, every flick that premired this weeked paled next to Twilight.Â Even Quantum of Solace, in its second week, couldn’t slay the film that is going to be a huge franchise for Summit Entertainment.
Press Release Los Angeles (November 14, 2008) â€“ Imagi Studios announced today that it has signed worldwide licensing agreements with IDW Publishing, American Greetings, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Jazwares Inc., and D3Publisher for Astro Boy, its upcoming CG-animated film based on the adventures of the superhero icon. The studioâ€™s agreement with American Greetings also extends to future Imagi films. Astro Boy, slated for domestic release on October 23, 2009, is being distributed worldwide by Summit Entertainment except for Imagiâ€™s reserved territories of Japan, Hong Kong and China.
Summit Entertainment has announced Astro Boy will see a North America release on Friday, October 23, 2009. Astro Boy’s all-star cast features the voices of Academy AwardÂ®-winning actor Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy with Freddie Highmore in the title role. David Bowers (Flushed Away) is directing Astro Boy from a screenplay written by Timothy Harris (Trading Places, Kindergarten Cop), with Maryann Garger producing. The company will push the film hard, as the CG-animated movie will land on 3,000 screens. via Summit Entertainment
Red, the three-issue Warren Ellis graphic novel, is set to make its way to the big screen, thanks to a deal by Summit Entertainment. The three-issue comic series, published in 2003, told the story of a former black-ops CIA agent now living a quiet life in retirement until the day a high-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. With his secret identity compromised and his love interest in danger, the man must reassemble his old team to figure out who is out to get them. The book was written by Warren Ellis, whose comic “Ocean” is set up at