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Kevin SmithAlso in 2010 Smith published a Green Hornet story for Dynamite Entertainment, which was based on an unused script he wrote for a Green Hornet film project that never came to fruition.
Zack SnyderSpeculation swirled again in January 2013, when Vulture reported that he would be developing a Star Wars spin-off film inspired by Seven Samurai.
Steven MoffatIn October 2007 it was reported that Moffat would be scripting a trilogy of The Adventures of Tintin films for directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.
Carl MacekMacek adapted the treatment by Merian C. Cooper (the producer of King Kong) for the unproduced film project War Eagles into a novel and screenplay in 2008.
Vikram (actor)Vikram announced his own production company Reel Life Entertainment in July 2009 and announced that Sasikumar would direct his first film, the action thriller Easan, featuring Samudrakani, Vaibhav, Abhinaya and Aparnaa Bajpai.
Emma WatsonHowever by September 2013, it was confirmed that Watson was once again involved in the production in the role of Forrest and that filming would begin in November that year with a new director, Francesca Gregorini.
Sam MendesHowever, on 29 May 2013, it was reported that Mendes was back in negotiations with producers Wilson and Broccoli to direct the next Bond film, going back on comments that he had previously made on 5 March 2013 announcing that he would not be directing the 24th Bond film in order to focus efforts on his career in theatre.
Jerome BixbyBixby also conceived and co-wrote the story for the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage, Bantam Books obtained the rights for a paperback novelization based on the screenplay and approached Isaac Asimov to write it.
John MalkovichIn a 2008 interview on College Hour, Malkovich revealed that he has been discussing making a motion picture adaptation of the Arnon Grunberg novel The Story of My Baldness.
Terry SouthernA film adaptation of Southern's 1970 novel Blue Movie is currently in production from director Michael Dowse and producer Marc Toberoff, to be released by Vertigo Films.
Gary RossIn August 2012, Gary Ross was announced as the director of the upcoming film adaption of the novel, Peter and the Starcatchers, by Walt Disney Pictures.
Whit StillmanHe had been slated to direct a film adaptation of Christopher Buckley's novel Little Green Men, but in a 2009 interview, Stillman said the adaptation is'' -LSB- not -RSB- happening, at least with me.''
Matthew LeutwylerMay 6, 2011 Deadline Hollywood announced that he will be producing the Catherine Hardwike (Twilight) - directed drama The Bitch Posse.
Joe CarnahanHe was attached to direct an adaptation of James Ellroy's novel White Jazz with George Clooney producing and starring, but Clooney later pulled out from the production and in 2009, Ellroy stated that all adaptations of the film were dead.
Douglas SillsThe title role was written specifically for Sills, however, producers dropped plans for the show in spring 2006 without explanation.
Bobby ShermanIn 2011 James Franco announced he would direct & co-star in a film based on the Sal Mineo biography.
Kirk Jones (director)In 2004, Kirk directed his second feature film Nanny McPhee for Working Title and Universal Pictures.
Fruit ChanOn August 22, 2007, Chan announced that he will make a film focusing on Bruce Lee's early years, specifically, the Chinese-language film, Kowloon City, will be produced by John Woo's producer Terence Chang.
N. D. WilsonWilson is currently writing a screenplay for a film adaptation of C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce, slated for release in 2013.
Anita BryantIn May 2013, producers announced plans for a biographical film based on Bryant's life to star Uma Thurman.
Daniel CraigOn 8 September 2012, Bond producers announced Craig had signed on for two future Bond films and not five as previously reported.
Harlan Ellison thumb |'' I, Robot -- the Illustrated Screenplay'' Shortly after the release of Star Wars (1977), Ben Roberts contacted Ellison to develop a script based on Isaac Asimov's I, Robot short story collection for Warner Brothers.
Ralph BakshiIn late 1976, Bakshi learned that John Boorman was contracted to direct an adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, in which J. R. R. Tolkien's three-volume novel would be condensed into a single film.
Mike May (skier) Interest was expressed within the film industry regarding the translation of May's story into a motion picture, and, as of July 2011, Stone Village Productions and DRO Entertainment owned the rights to the film adaptation of Kurson's book.
Adam Marcus (director)In 1991, Marcus was called out to Los Angeles by filmmaker Sean S. Cunningham (the director of the original Friday the 13th) to work on producing and directing features.
David MilchMilch has also confirmed that he has signed on for the film adaptation of Quantic Dream's 2010 video game Heavy Rain.
Clarke PetersPeters narrated the audiobook version of Telegraph Avenue, a novel by Michael Chabon released in September 2012 by HarperAudio.
Jack HaleyHe surrendered the job in 1947 when he refused to appear in a remake of RKO's old story property Seven Keys to Baldpate ; Phillip Terry took the role.
Louis LeterrierHowever, in June 2010, Jonathan Liebesman was named as director of the sequel, leaving Leterrier's involvement in future films in doubt.
Robert ZemeckisIn August 2008, Movies IGN revealed in an interview with Philippe Petit that Zemeckis is working with Petit to turn Petit's memoir To Reach the Clouds into a feature film.
Nancy Meyers In 1998, following the success of The Parent Trap and her separation from Shyer, Disney's Touchstone Pictures chairman Joe Roth asked Meyers to reconstruct an original script named Head Games about a man who gains the power to hear everything women are thinking, an idea originally conceived by The King of Queens producers Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith.
Sunrise AdamsIn 2002, Vivid hired Adams to star in Debbie Does Dallas : The Revenge, with plans for her to star in future films in the series.
Guillermo del ToroDel Toro is scheduled to direct four films for Universal : Frankenstein ; a new adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five ; and Drood, a film based on a Dan Simmons novel published in February 2009.
Bruce DavisonHe is currently filming for Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem set for release in 2012.
Wajdi MouawadHe made his first attempt onto the big screen in 2004 by directing and producing the film Littoral, based on the play of the same name.
Skip Hollandsworth After reading Hollandsworth's Texas Monthly article in January 1998, director Richard Linklater contacted Hollandsworth with an interest in adapting the article as a film and also to hire Hollandsworth to co-write the screenplay.
Frank DarabontDarabont was slated to direct the 2009 film Law Abiding Citizen, but left production due to creative differences with the producers.
Chris PineOn October 13, 2009, Paramount Pictures confirmed that Pine was also in talks to play CIA analyst Jack Ryan in a reboot of Tom Clancy's novels.
Abel FerraraIn April 2011, Ferrara began shooting his first feature in four years, 4:44 - Last Day on Earth, starring Willem Dafoe and Ferrara's longtime companion Shanyn Leigh.
Christopher NolanNolan initially intended to make the film as early as 2003, postponing the project after agreeing to make Batman Begins.
Erik BergquistIn 1999, director Rob Cohen brought Erik to Universal Pictures to re-write a script about diamond thieves who happened to like street racing.
Tom HooperHooper did not expect to begin work on the film until 2012 due to the availability of his intended cast, however, by that time he was no longer part of the project.
Hal HartleyIn November 2013, Hartley funded his next project, Ned Rifle, the projected third film in the trilogy that began with Henry Fool and Fay Grim via a Kickstarter campaign.
Theo JamesOn March 15, 2013, it was announced that Theo had been cast to play the lead role of Tobias'' Four'' Eaton in the upcoming film adaptation of Veronica Roth's best-selling book series, Divergent.
Christian BaleWriter/director Joe Carnahan confirmed in November 2007 that Bale is also involved in the upcoming movie Killing Pablo in which he is to play Major Steve Jacoby.
Edward L. AlpersonFinishing with Fox after September Storm (1960), Alperson Senior acquired distribution rights to a pair of Japanese science fiction films The Last War and The Human Vapor.
Armand DiMeleThe book was discovered by Julia Roberts in 2008, who suggested that she will be producing and starring in an adaptation of the novel.
Gerald W. AbramsCurrently Abrams is developing the miniseries'' Houdini'' for the History Channel starring Adrien Brody which will begin production in Budapest, Hungary at the end of September 2013.
William FriedkinIn June 2010, author William Peter Blatty, promoting his latest novel, revealed that Friedkin had committed to direct the feature film adaptation of his thriller, Dimiter.
Heath LedgerAllan Scott's film adaptation of the chess-related 1983 novel The Queen's Gambit, by Walter Tevis, which at the time of his death he was planning to both perform in and direct, would have been Ledger's first feature film as a director.
Kenneth G. RossIn the 1984 interview, Denton was most emphatic that (a) he himself, (b) his earlier draft screenplay, and (c) his later novel `` -LSB- were -RSB- not involved with the film -LSB- of Beresford in any way -RSB-''.
Josh HommeIn May 2012, it was revealed on Dean Delray's comedy podcast'' Let There Be Talk'' that Homme will be making a guest appearance on the upcoming release from Nick Oliveri's project Mondo Generator called'' Hell Comes To Your Heart''.
Eric McCormackIn 2003, it was confirmed that he would write, direct, and star in the romantic comedy What You Wish For.
Adam SelzerFilm rights were optioned by Disney Channel Original Movies A follow-up (to both that book and I Put a Spell On You) entitled Extraordinary * was released by Delacorte in 2011, the same day as he published Sparks with Flux under the name SJ Adams.
McGAlong with Adam Brody, McG was next set to produce a remake of the cult comedy hit Revenge of the Nerds, planned for a release in 2007 with a budget of $ 12.
Stacey NelkinThe same year (1982) Nelkin was scheduled to appear in the cult film Blade Runner as Mary, a sixth Nexus-6 replicant that escapes from'' off-world'' and comes to Earth, but budget cuts resulted in her part being cut from the film early on in principal photography.
Michael Bay) In 2007, he directed and teamed up with Steven Spielberg to produce Transformers, a live action film based on the Transformers franchise.
Joe Eszterhas In 2011, it was announced that actor-director Mel Gibson had commissioned a screenplay from Eszterhas about the Maccabees.
David Walsh (journalist)In October 2013 it was announced that his book Seven Deadly Sins : My Pursuit of Lance Armstong was to be adapted into a film, starring Chris O'Dowd as Walsh and Ben Foster as Armstrong.
Aaron SorkinHowever, in late July 2013, it was announced that Academy Award nominated director Paul Greengrass was in final talks to direct Sorkin's script and that Steven Spielberg had previously been attached.
Scott MosierOn SModcast 77 Mosier announced he would not produce Kevin Smith's film Cop Out (2010), instead pursuing his directorial debut.
Christopher NolanIn January 2013 it was announced that Nolan would direct, write and produce his next project : a science-fiction film entitled Interstellar.
Bret Easton EllisDespite setbacks as a screenwriter, Ellis teamed up with acclaimed director Gus Van Sant in 2009 to adapt the Vanity Fair article'' The Golden Suicides'' into a film of the same name, depicting the paranoid final days and suicides of celebrity artists Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake.
Rebecca St. JamesIt was also later announced that she will star in a film titled Suing the Devil, which was released in August 2011.
Shane ScottAt the end of 2006, Shane Scott's filmmaking came to a halt when his studio, Broom Closet Studio in Austin, Texas, burned to the ground after completed the shooting of his second feature film The Magnificent Dead.
Asher QuinnFrench author Michel Houellebecq made a film of his novel The Possibility of an Island in 2008, using two Quinn pieces on the soundtrack, Amadora and In love.
Kanan DeviNew Theatres's P. C. Barua wanted her to play the lead in his Devdas (1935), but, due to contractual reasons with Radha, she could not act in the film, a factor she regretted all her life.
James RemarRemar was cast as Corporal Hicks in the 1986 science-fiction/horror film Aliens (co-produced by Walter Hill), but was replaced by Michael Biehn shortly after filming began due to'' creative differences'' with director James Cameron.
Tori AmosSeptember 2013 saw the launch of Tori Amos' much anticipated musical project adaptation, George MacDonald's The Light Princess, along with book writer Samuel Adamson and Marianne Elliott.
Marc ForsterDisney dropped the film in turnaround and Universal acquired the rights in 2012, with director Marc Forster attached to direct.
Mark NoyceA press release in August 2012 announced that Noyce had begun work on his next feature film titled This is Jayde : The One Hit Wonder and that he was co-writing the script and starring with Shaun Williamson.
Kelly AsburyIn 2011, he was hired by Elton John's Rocket Pictures to write and direct a film adaptation of the children's novel Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll.
Sigourney WeaverIn September 2011, it was confirmed that Weaver will be returning to Avatar 2, with James Cameron stating that'' no one ever dies in science fiction.''
Daniel CraigIn early 2001, Craig expressed an interest in being a part of the Star Trek franchise, professing his love of the series to the World Entertainment News Network and a desire to have a'' stint in the TV show or a film.
Shane AckerIn 2012, Shane Acker confirmed that he planned to work with Valve to create his next animated feature film, Deep.
Roy "Royalty" HamiltonIn 2007 Hamilton signed a deal to score films for Skinny Giraffe Films the first one is the musical score for the upcoming Motion Picture Trance.
Harry SaltzmanAlso in 1970 Saltzman cancelled a planned film several weeks before shooting was to begin about the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky starring Rudolf Nureyev.
Roland EmmerichHe was slated to direct a remake of the 1966 science-fiction film Fantastic Voyage, but the project slipped back into development hell.
Richard P. RubinsteinRubinstein also co-produced the 2004 remake of Romero's Dawn of the Dead, again without involvement from Romero (Romero was critical of the remake, saying it was more like a'' video game'').
Sacha GervasiHe is attached to write and direct a biopic of actor Hervé Villechaize, based on Gervasi's own interviews with the diminutive Frenchman, conducted only days before the actor committed suicide in 1993.
Liam Gallagher On 7 May 2010, it was confirmed that Liam's production company, In 1 Productions, are developing and producing a feature film about The Beatles' Apple Corps, adapted from the book by Richard DiLello, The Longest Cocktail Party.
Donnie YenIn February 2013, the Weinstein Company has confirmed to have purchased the rights of a Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel and is contacting Yen to play the male lead.
George A. RomeroUniversal Studios produced and released a remake of Dawn of the Dead in 2004, with which Romero was not involved.
Ian AdamsThe Adams partnership created the screenplay for the full length feature, Bad Faith, adapted from Ian Adams' novel of the same title and filmed in Calgary and Montreal during March 2000 by Alberta FilmWorks -- is now distributed worldwide by Oasis under the title, Cold Blooded.
Larry Cohen In 2006, Cohen was included in the Masters of Horror TV anthology, which also included -- but was not limited to -- writers and directors as diverse as Dario Argento, Clive Barker, John Carpenter, Richard Chizmar, Don Coscarelli, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Joe Dante, Guillermo Del Toro, Ernest Dickerson, Stuart Gordon, James Gunn, Sam Hamm, Tom Holland, Tobe Hooper, Lloyd Kaufman, Mary Lambert, John Landis, Joe R. Lansdale, Bentley Little, H. P. Lovecraft, Joe Lynch, William Lustig, Peter Medak, Lucky McKee, Kat O' Shea, Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, David Schow, and Tim Sullivan.
McGWarner Bros., still satisfied with his bankability, re-hired him to direct Superman : Flyby in April 2003 after Ratner had dropped out due to casting and pre-production difficulties.
David BagsbyHis original take on contemporary progressive music lead his work to appear on feature films, including Steve Balderson's'' Watch Out'' (2009), based on the novel by Joseph Suglia and starring Matt Riddlehoover.
Ridley ScottOn 31 July 2009, news surfaced of a two-part prequel to Alien with Scott attached to direct.
Charles Evans (businessman)During 1979, Evans co-wrote a screenplay based on the film with director Dick Richards and screenwriter Bob Kaufman.
Ian McEwanMcEwan revealed that the film rights to Sweet Tooth were bought by Working Title Films -- the company that brought Atonement to the screen -- in an interview with the Wall Street Journal in November 2012.
Cameron Crowe It was announced in early June 2008 that Crowe would be returning to write and direct his seventh feature film Deep Tiki set to star Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon and be released by Columbia Pictures.
Fran WalshWalsh, Jackson, and Boyens continued their screenplay work together for the 2005 remake of King Kong, which was given the greenlight by Universal after the Rings trilogy's success.
James WanA final confirmation of Wan's directorial role was revealed in an article published on 17 April 2013, while Lin was quoted in an article that was published on 10 April 2013 :'' It's time for me to move on to other things and I'm thrilled that Universal and Neal have selected James Wan to lead the franchise into its new chapter.''
Ilya Salkind Ilya and Alexander, along with producing partner Pierre Spengler, purchased the film rights to the Superman property in August 1974.
Manvendra Singh GohilIn May 2009, it was announced that there are plans to turn Prince Manvendra's life story into a major motion picture.
Harry SaltzmanIn early 1961, excited by reading the James Bond novel Goldfinger, he made a bid to land film rights to the character.
Mike BoniferIn 1993, he co-wrote (again with L. G. Weaver) and directed the feature film, The Lipstick Camera for Triboro Pictures and Sibling Entertainment.
Kunal KapoorHe will appear in Chamkila, a biography of controversial Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila for which he will begin filming in early 2013.
Paul LiebersteinOn March 22, 2012, it was announced that Lieberstein would step down from his showrunner role to focus on a planned spin-off series featuring Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, which was tentatively called'' The Farm'' and Lieberstein was set to be the showrunner.
Stephen KingHis debut novel, Heart-Shaped Box, was published in 2007 and will be adapted into a feature film by director Neil Jordan.