Damon Lindelof No Longer 'Prometheus 2' Bound; 'Warm Bodies' Team Set to Tackle 'Revoc'
With the holidays fast approaching, agents, managers, producers and performers alike are scraping together their final percentages, leaping aboard private planes and speeding away into 2013 in their souped-up Lambos. Which is all to say, they’re fleeing Hollywood like the place was on fire and leaving you without a fair bit of MovieBuzz.
That said, a few final deals closed this week with Summit Entertainment picking up the action pitch Revoc. The producing team behind the upcoming zombie comedy Warm Bodies will handle the post-alien invasion sci-fi tale described as being in the vein of District 9 or Moon. The pitch was offered up by Icelandic filmmaker Olaf de Fleur whose crime film City State is currently scheduled for a remake by 3:10 to Yuma and Wolverine director James Mangold. [Hollywood Reporter]
Next up, the first novel in Jennifer Nielsen’s Ascendance trilogy, The False Prince, has been picked up by Paramount. Game of Thrones’ story editor Bryan Cogman will adapt the story for the big-screen. The story of a boy chosen to pose as murdered royalty’s long-lost son, The False Prince weaves a tale of young-adult, high-fantasy espionage, perfect for a writer already spinning that same tale on HBO. [Hollywood Reporter]
Lastly, word comes down from our friends at Collider that Lost co-creater Damon Lindelof will not be scriping the sequel to Prometheus. Whether this is because the beautifully filmed and terribly plotted film received the brunt of its criticism for Lindelof’s script, or – as Lindelof claims – it’s simply not in his schedule is up for some debate. But Lindelof tells Collider:
Sick Promethean burn, Ridley….
Watch the trailer for Warm Bodies, which is due out in early 2013. Which of these stories piques your interest the most, and why? Let us know in the comments section below!