Movie News: George Clooney Aiming to Direct Coen Brothers' Noir; Johnny Depp, Edgar Wright Team for Neil Gaiman

Movie News: George Clooney Aiming to Direct Coen Brothers' Noir; Johnny Depp, Edgar Wright Team for Neil Gaiman

Oct 26, 2015

Hail Caesar

Suburbicon: George Clooney is in talks to direct Suburbicon, based on an original screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen. The project is described as "a noir drama in the vein of the Coens’ breakout film Blood Simple...set in the 1950s." Clooney has worked with the Coens multiple times, first on O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and most recently on the upcoming Hail, Caesar! (above). [Deadline]

 

Johnny Depp

Fortunately, the Milk: Johnny Depp and director Edgar Wright are teaming up to adapt Neil Gaiman's book Fortunately, the Milk. Described as "a story of time travel and breakfast cereal," the children's book became a bestseller after it was published in 2014. Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) will write the screenplay; the movie is envisioned as a live-action/animation hybrid. [THR]

 

Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror: Back in August, we heard that Disney planned to adapt its attraction The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror for the big screen, working from a pitch by veteran screenwriter John August (Dark Shadows). Now comes word that the project is moving forward; August's treatment (a much more fleshed-out pitch) met with approval by Disney, and the studio will next hire someone to write the screenplay. [Deadline]

 

The Assassin

The Assassin Trailer: A gorgeous new trailer for The Assassin showcases the beauty of the settings and costumes of a very unusual martial arts movie. Shu Qi leads the cast; the movie is now playing in select theaters nationwide and will expand wider in the coming weeks. [Movieclips]

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