Oscar winning writer, William Monahan (THE DEPARTED) will direct luxurious historical drama BECKET, according to "FirstShowing". The period story will describe the friendship and estrangement between King Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The film will depict the world of the Plantagenets and a double tragedy with two heroes,
Fredrik Bond, who mostly did commercials so far, will direct a new sf film YEAR 12, in which the story takes place 12 years after aliens have invaded Earth. Set in Manhattan, the story follows an underwater uranium miner who is recruited by the human resistance to smuggle uranium in his blood so they can use it to blow up the alien mothership. Sounds cool.
Phillip Noyce (SALT) will direct an unusual sf film TIMELESS which will follow a recently widowed man who inherits a fortune from his late wife. Plagued by an unresolved issue between he and his wife, he uses the money to build a time travel device to see her one last time, and to resolve a mysterious issue between the two of them.
PS and be sure to visit my dear Flixy over at FLIXCHATTER who is celebrating Gerard Butler's birthday today in the most charming way.