Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 30, 2009
By Borys Kit – HollywoodReporter.com
Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena and Bridget Moynahan have been recruited to join Columbia’s “Battle: Los Angeles.”
The sci-fi actioner, directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Original Film’s Neal Moritz, stars Aaron Eckhart and is set to begin production in the fall.
“Battle” revolves around a Marine staff sergeant (Eckhart) and his new platoon’s battle against an alien invasion on the streets of Los Angeles.
Rodriguez will play Crpl. Adriana Santos, a member of a radio battalion.
Pena plays the father of a boy the Marines find along the way, and Moynahan plays a veterinarian.
“I’m thrilled to reunite with Michelle,” said Moritz, who worked with Rodriguez on “S.W.A.T.” and “The Fast and the Furious” movies. “Her intensity is just right for the platoon.”
Ori Marmur is overseeing for Original. Doug Belgrad and Sam Dickerman are overseeing for Columbia.
Rodriguez next appears in James Cameron’s sci-fi epic “Avatar” and will star and co-produce her first film, the historical drama “Tropico de Sangre,” through her production company Cheshire Kat. She is repped by UTA and the Collective.
Pena, who most recently appeared in “Observe and Report” with Seth Rogen, recently completed production on Werner Herzog and David Lynch’s psychological thriller “My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done.” He is repped by CAA and Management 360.
Moynahan, repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, next appears in Fox’s “Ramona and Beezus,” starring opposite John Corbett and Ginnifer Goodwin.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 3, 2009
- Kuato in Total Recall
By Borys Kit and Jay A. Fernandez
Kurt Wimmer has been tapped to write Columbia’s new version of “Total Recall,” which Neal H. Moritz is developing and producing through his Original Films banner.
The original, based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” follows a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.
The studio is keeping mum on the new take, simply calling a “contemporized adaptation.”
Toby Jaffe is overseeing production on behalf of Original Film. Matt Tolmach and Sam Dickerman are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
Columbia secured the rights to “Recall” in February from Miramax, which retained the right to co-finance the film.
CAA-repped Wimmer wrote “Law Abiding Citizen,” which recently wrapped, and penned “Salt,” Columbia’s spy thriller starring Angelina Jolie that is currently shooting in New York.
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