Saturday, August 25, 2012

NEW MOVIE ADAPTATIONS: SF "THE MAZE RUNNER", ADVENTUROUS "UNCHARTED DRAKE'S FORTUNE", EPIC "GOD OF WAR" & TOUCHING "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL"

Ok, people, we shall have a movie adaptations day today at HOLLYWOOD SPY, starting with a project I already announced two years ago, but now it
has the potential helmer. According to "Deadline" Fox has hired Wes Ball to direct the movie adaptation of dystopian bestseller THE MAZE RUNNER written by James Dashner. The book is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows a boy named Thomas, whose memory has been wiped as part of a mysterious test. After his brain is wiped, he is thrown into a giant maze with a group of boys. Every day, some of the kids who are Runners venture into the labyrinth trying to map the ever-changing pattern of walls in an attempt to find an exit. He soon learns that he was destined to become a maze runner and embarks on a voyage to freedom.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Another project that I announced three years ago, but it has never seemed to get some momentum is finally moving on: according to "MovieWeb" Sony is trying to find a new director for the movie
  adaptation of video game UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE after the helm was left empty by Neil Burger. The studio has now hired NATIONAL TREASURE scribes Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley to write a new script for the story which follows the journey of Nathan Drake, supposed descendant of the explorer Sir Francis Drake, as he seeks the lost treasure of El Dorado, with the help of his friend Victor "Sully" Sullivan and journalist Elena Fisher. A number of popular names was mentioned before for the
lead role from Nathan Fillion and Karl Urban to Russel Crowe and Mark Wahlberg, and even Robert De Niro was supposed to take a role in it previously.
GOD OF WAR
The above mentioned Sony also has the movie adaptation of GOD OF WAR epic video game in plan. The SAW writers will adapt the story which follows the battles of the Spartan warrior Kratos, who squares off against mythological beasts including Medusa, Cyclops and the Hydra in his quest to find Pandora's Box and destroy Ares, the god of war. Sony will also adapt bestselling book HEAVEN IS FOR REAL by Todd Burpo. Randall Wallace 
(BRAVEHEART, THE MAN IN THE IRONMASK) is set to direct this story about the author's son Colton Burpo, who claims to have visited heaven after a near death experience during an appendectomy. No one believes the boy until he starts telling stories identifying people who have died.

34 comments:

  1. "The Maze Runner" has potential out of that lot!

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  2. I read Heaven is for Real. That is one powerful book. I can't even imagine that movie without an entire box of tissues in my lap, but I will definitely be watching!!!

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    1. it is, it says so on the cover, hope they do a great casting on the film

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  3. Yeah, Maze Runner would be one I'd watch, and I should probably read the novel too.

    Hope things have cooled down in your part of the world!

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    1. it was 47*C today in my backyard :)

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    2. In American that translates to roughly 116 degrees!!! Time to go skinny dipping. :P

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    3. actually, darling, according to my mobile phone that would be above 125 F translated :)
      I've no river, sea nor ocean for skinny dipping, and besides, me appearing topless in public would cause mass deaths :) and utter chaos possibly.

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  4. I think Dezz Heaven for real could be a nice movie:))

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  5. Love the sound of these. You know how I love big epic adventures. Heaven would definitely be a powerful movie and one I'd see on DVD.

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    1. hope at least some of these will end up being finished, since most of the adaptations never happen in the end :(

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  6. I'm more happy for the author of the Maze Runner, than excited about the movie. I couldn't get into the book.

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    1. LOL, I haven't read it, but it doesn't seem like my type of book either. But it is popular, though....

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  7. All of those movies look good and somewhat disturbing a the same time.

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  8. a lot of video game movies lately

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    1. announced and none actually made :)

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  9. Put me down for anything with Russel Crowe :)

    ......dhole

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    1. he was just mentioned previously, he ain't taking the role :)

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  10. Of all the video games they could do adaptions for they did those two? Really?

    Also, that book... I'm not going to comment on it.

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    1. well, they are doing ASSASSINS CREED too with Michael Fassbender :)

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  11. That Maze movie looks interesting and promising ~

    And the boy who has been to Heaven, why not, its possible ....

    Sending some ice love to you ~ Happy weekend Dez ~

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    1. thanks, sister, I really need it in this heat :)

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  12. i've heard good things about THE MAZE RUNNER.
    and it seems like everyone is passing around that HEAVEN IS FOR REAL book around my town.

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    1. maybe it gets into your hands as well

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  13. Hope the 'Maze Runner' is an adaption more like 'Hunger Games' than a disastrous remake like 'Total Recall'. I agree with Fran - sounds like the pick of that bunch...

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  14. Oh man, I'd LOVE to see our Karl get the role of Nathan Drake!!

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    1. I'd love to see him in anything :) Especially since we won't really see him in DREDD :(

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  15. A James Dashner novel into a film? Emily White will be thrilled to death.

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    1. she probably read it two years ago when I first wrote about it :)

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  16. Oh my goodness!!!! I can NOT wait for The Maze Runner!!!

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)