The sequel to the surprise hit of 2009 is just around the corner and it doesn't appear things have settled down much for Katie. Will the new installment be able to match the success of the original without writer-director Oren Peli in the mix? We'll find out Oct. 22.
Remember when we suggested that rather than an "A-Team" movie they should just make an "A Team" ripoff? Well they've gone and done both, it turns out. "The Losers" stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (who dies in almost everything), Idris Elba (the only guy manly enough to start a catfight between Ali Larter and Beyonce), Zoe Saldana and Chris Evans (revisiting their "Star Trek" romance?) and a bunch of other folks who've never opened a movie. But it was written by Peter Berg, so give it half a chance.
This is the moment fans of author Mark Helprin's "Winter's Tale" have been awaiting/dreading for years.
Akiva Goldsman, the producer behind movies like "Jonah Hex," "Fair Game" and "The Losers," is making his feature-film directorial debut with his own adaptation of "Winter's Tale," reported Deadline.
The novel is a sweeping epic, an adult fairy tale set in New York City around the turn of the 20th Century. Here's the description from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:
New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake--orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side.
Though he thinks hte house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying.
Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man, because of a love that, at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and beseiged by unprecedented winters, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.
This synopsis is notable for a couple of reasons, like the misspellings of "the" in the second paragraph and "besieged" in the third, and for the lack of any mention of the flying horse that appears throughout the story.
This seems like an awfully ambitious project for a man who's previously only directed a handful of TV episodes, mostly "Fringe." We dearly loved this novel, but shudder to think what Hollywood would do to it with a $75 million budget.
Do yourself a favor and read the book before this thing hits theaters--figure you've got at least two years.