This past weekend, it was “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which debuted at the top of the box office with a solid $56.3 million and easily beat out “Mirror Mirror,” a competing Snow White film released earlier this year. Though the films have both sought to put a new spin on the classic “Snow White” fairy tale, “Snow White and the Huntsman” is the bolder and more creative take. Continue reading
Universal is finalizing a deal to pick up Agent 13, a sci-fi project that sees Charlize Theron attached to star and Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt attached to direct.
T.S. Nowlin is the writer behind the pitch, which is based on a little known comic book from 1988. It was created by G.I. Joe and Transformers cartoon writer Flint Dille and David Marconi, who went on to pen the Will Smith thriller Enemy of the State as well as Live Free or Die Hard.
The comic had post-modern pulp overtones, replete with femme fatales and explosive cliffhangers. The main character is male and despite Theron’s involvement, will remain that way. (The actress is attached to play another part.) Continue reading