The Hollywood Cog Dazzles Us with Exclusives on David Fincher, Barry Levinson, The Hangover Writers, and More
Screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (The Hangover) have written a script called 21 and Over that’s currently out to directors. The movie — set up at Relativity Media and produced by Lorne Michaels — is about two college seniors who get their buddy wasted on his 21st birthday and embark on a Hangover-like journey through the University of Boulder before getting their friend to a med school exam the next morning. Vein of …. The Hangover.
Barry Levinson may be up for a directing gig for Old Timers, a project that’s been bouncing around for a while and that once had Jon Amiel (Entrapment) attached. Old Timers follows a 60-year-old hitman assigned to kill his partner and best friend after he botched up a hit. However, the two friends decide to have one last great night together doing things they’ve always wanted to do before the hit. I suppose it goes without saying that it’s in the vein of The Bucket List.
It looks like Breck Eisner is likely off The Brood, a remake of the 1979 Cronenberg flick. Spyglass Entertainment is currently searching for another director.
With The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy in the works, David Fincher has unnattached his name from Black Hole, a movie based on a Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman script, adapted from the Charles Burns’ graphic novel.
Copperheart Productions is developing Theorem, a horror movie based on a script by Vincenzo Natali (Splice) and Mike Finch (Greyskull). The movie is about a mathematician who discovers a genetic compound that cures his son of autism, but uh oh, it also turns him into a vessel for the devil.
(Source: The debonair Hollywood Cog)