The Dark Knight Tix Ready for Monday, $100M San Andreas Disaster Movie: Biz Break
Also in Wednesday morning's news round up, Warner Bros. is taking a cue from Marvel's Avengers with its own superhero lineup, a J.D. Salinger adaptation is in the make for the big screen, a Frozen thriller pick up for North America and the rising fortunes of non-U.S. actors as big budget films target international markets.
ARC Picks The Frozen for North America
Psychological thriller The Frozen has been picked up by ARC Entertainment. The directorial debut of Andrew Hyatt and starring Brit Morgan, the film centers on two people who take an ill-advised winter camping trip. "After a snowmobile accident, the couple is left stranded in the woods where they are forced to survive the elements while waiting for help to arrive. In a twist of fate, Mike disappears and Emma is left on her own not only to battle the weather, but also to elude a mysterious man (Segan) who has been tracking her through the forest."
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Dark Knight Rises Ticket Sales Set for Monday
The Batman movie still has 45 days before it hits screens, but for those wanting to make extra sure they're in a theater opening night for the final Christopher Nolan epic can get reserve their tickets via the internet at noon June 11th, EW reports.
Hot Writer Pushing Justice League at Warner Bros.
The Avengers is a punch out for Disney and Marvel, but Warner Bros is stealthily getting its own superhero brass, with Will Beall set to write Justice League based on the WB-held series of DC Comics, Variety reports.
My Salinger Year Set for Adaptation
River Road Entertainment has optioned screen rights to Joanna Smith Rakoff's My Salinger Year and Emma Forrest will adapt the novel. The story centers on the author's own experience when she took a clerical job at an agency that represented The Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger and their unexpected relationship, Deadline reports.
Journey 2 Director Ponders Disaster Movie San Andreas 3D
Brad Peyton is in talks to direct New Line's San Andreas 3D. The plot is secret, but San Andreas is the name of California's biggest fault lines, so let your imagination go wild… The budget is said to be in the $100 million range (now it can go really wild), THR reports.
A Brave New World for non-U.S. Film Stars
Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Gael García Bernal. Those are some of stars who could capitalize as big-budget filmmaking increasingly targets new markets, The Guardian reports.