The story follows a team of research students that discovers the secret to bringing subjects back from the dead — however, their actions result in a series of sinister consequences.
Olivia Wilde (pictured above; Turistas, Tron: Legacy, “House”) and Mark Duplass (pictured below; Zero Dark Thirty, Safety Not Guaranteed have signed on to star in Reawakening for Blumhouse and Lionsgate.
The David Gelb (Jiro Dreams Of Sushi) directed film will be written by Luke Dawson (Shutter and Jeremy Slater (the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot). Jason Blum will produce through Blumhouse along with Mosaic Media Group.
In the thriller, “The story follows a team of research students that discovers the secret to bringing subjects back from the dead — however, their actions result in a series of sinister consequences.”
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A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.
While many of the Alien prequel rumors have been vanquished, Vulture (NY Mag) has a fresh one that I’m not all too happy about. The site is reporting that Twentieth Century Fox is working overtime to re-jigger its planned prequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien to potentially sign on Charlize Theron in the leading role. Scott has other plans as Vulture reports that he’s adamant that the little-known Scandinavian actress Noomi Rapace — best known, to the extent that she’s known at all, for playing Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish-language Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy — get the part of the Alien prequel’s main character, Elizabeth Shaw. I agree. I Strongly agree. Charlize Theron? Only a studio exec would throw something like that out there….
Website Script Flags is now 0 for 2 on their Alien news as Twentieth Century Fox is refuting the site’s claim that the Ridley Scott-directed prequels have been delayed. Although, it should be noted that the studio is playing a game of semantics as The Playlist discovered that the projects have yet to be greenlit. “According to representatives we spoke with at Fox, there is “no truth” to those reports. Additionally, while development is continuing, we’ve been told the “Alien” prequel has not yet been greenlit. So to rephrase, a movie that hasn’t been officially announced or given the go ahead, can’t really be delayed.” SEMANTICS; even though there is a distinct difference between the two claims. I guess the good news is that there’s indeed progress, it’s just a matter of getting everyone on the same page. Early reports claimed Scott and the studio were feuding over the budget, while a more recent report indicated the studio LOVED “Lost” screenwriter Damon Lindelhof’s script (story here).
Script Flags is reporting that Twentieth Century Fox has delayed production on Ridley Scott’s Alien prequels, now aiming for a 2013 & 2014 release. No other details are available, although there were rumblings of colliding egos and budget debates. Soon after, things appeared to be on fast-track when Damon Lindelof’s screenplay knocked the studio off their chair, and Noomi Rapace and Olivia Wilde became frontrunners for the new strong female lead. Who knows what’s going on. The film is set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking 1979 film that Scott directed. It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.
Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott have just about completed meetings with actresses to find the Ripley-esque heroine for the 3D Alien prequel. They claim that Scott’s favorite (mine too) is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace. The other names being whispered range from Carey Mulligan (Public Enemies) to Abbie Cornish (The Dark Fields, Sucker Punch), Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and the freshly added Tron: Legacy star Olivia Wilde. Who would you guys pick? Is there an actress they’re totally missing out on? The film is set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking ’79 film that Scott directed. It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.
The film is the tale of college-age backpackers who embark on a dream vacation along the Brazilian coast. After an accident leaves them stranded, they discover a beachside bar filled with revelers, only to end up drugged by the locals and two of them kidnapped.