The filmmakers behind upcoming action film production, Red Notice, have landed the project a new home at Netflix according to a Deadline exclusive on Monday. Universal Pictures originally acquired the film in an intense bidding war late last year before dating it for release next November.
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Here to remind all of action movie fandom that wrestling with creatures won’t be all in 2018 for Dwayne Johnson is a new extended trailer for Rawson Marshall Thurber’s July 13 release, Skyscraper. This one goes nearly into spoiler territory for some key moments including several that stem from the first trailer so if you don’t want things to be made too obvious for you, don’t look.Otherwise, check it out below.
Rawson Marshall Thurber helms for its July 13 release from Universal Pictures. Check out the animated art below!
RED NOTICE: Dwayne Johnson Action Thriller Sets 2019 Start For 2020 Release From Universal/Legendary
Universal and Legendary have reportedly bested some of the biggest studios in Hollywood in a major bidding contest for the new action pic Red Notice, which made headlines late Wednesday with actor Dwayne Johnson attached to star. As Deadline notes in its exclusive on Friday, the studio is fast tracking the film as a potential tentpole for Johnson who has reorganized his schedule to begin rolling cameras for Red Notice next Spring for a 2020 release.
The news comes just days after the spectacular Super Bowl LII trailer involving for the July 13 3D release of Central Intelligence helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Skyscraper in which Johnson stars. Red Notice reteams Johnson once again with Thurber who starts writing next week per the deal, earning him an eight-figure payday with Johnson getting $20 million. Plot details are scant while general information at Deadline (apart from The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive on Wednesday) describes the story as a globe-trotting two-hander heist thriller with Johnson to be joined by another star in due time.
Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr. notes the haste and overall excitement of the deal is much ado with Red Notice reading as a “viable new IP with global appeal at a time when branded franchises are harder and harder to come by…”. Hence the 2019 start for Johnson who is also gearing up for two more theatrical releases in 2018, and is revving up with potential director David Leitch (Deadpool 2) for a spin-off of Universal’s Fast saga with Jason Statham among his already sizeable list of projects.
FlynnPictureCo and Seven Bucks Productions are producing Red Notice as they did Skyscraper, with Wendy Jacobson executive producing.
The $125-$150 million dollar film is also being described as a two-hander which means Johnson will have some sizeable co-starring along the way when the film takes off. Johnson will produce along with 7 Bucks Productions’s Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia next to Beau Flynn who also produces Skyscraper.
Rawson Marshall Thurber reunites with his Central Intelligence star and features a cast that also lists Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber and Hannah Quinlivan. As for the trailer which is jam-packed with spectacle, I found myself instantly sold, which means I might stave off seeing any future promotional footage on it since I’m already pleased but… that’s just me.
After filming creature thriller game adaptation, Rampage, actor and mega producer Dwayne Johnson’s next area of focus is action thriller, Skyscraper, reuniting with Central Intelligence helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber. The film has also now added actor Chin Han to the cast following roles in Netflix series Marco Polo and manga adaptation Ghost In The Shell.
Warner Bros. still plans on rebooting the Hal Needham-directed Cannonball Run franchise following its announcement last year. These days however, the word now is that the studio is seeking to attach Dodgeball helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber to the direct the reimagining, and is also in discussions with Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night At The Museum trilogy) to assemble the script.
The news comes with Get Hard scribe Etan Cohen’s departure after being attached to the film in March of 2016 for a revival of the Golden Harvest-produced original comedy trilogy in 1981, inspired by the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash of the 1970’s. The story focused on an illgeal cross-country race and its contestants willing to pull their own dirty tricks to achieve victory, with all three films host to a bevy of popular celebs in some capacity, including Burt Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, Dean Martin to name a few along with Sammy Davis Jr., Dom DeLuise, John Candy and even Jackie Chan during his earlier efforts to crossover from Hong Kong. 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Pictures and Orion Pictures each released the first, second and third film, respectively.
Andre Morgan who executive produced the original trilogy, and Vikings series producer Alan Gasmer are producing the film with Albert S. Ruddy and Raymond Chow executive producing. Thurber is currently tapped to reunite with Central Intelligence star Dwayne Johnson for Skyscraper ahead of its Summer release in 2018 from Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures. (Deadline)
Moviegoers are just one month away from the release of Dwayne Johnson’s appearance in Universal Pictures’s The Fate Of The Furious. It’s one of many titles on deck for the actor who has been staying amply busy in the past several years staking his claim in many projects on both the big and small screen, and even on the web.
Films such as Jumanji, Baywaytch, game adaptaion Rampage, a sequel to San Andreas and even DCU adaptations with Black Adam and Shazam are currently in the works for the actor whose performance next to Kevin Hart in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Central Intelligence helped rake in up to $217 million dollars at the box office. As such, you can add a second offering this week from both star and director in lieu of Universal’s latest package with Legendary Pictures for the new survival thriller, Skyscraper.
Following its announcement last summer, Thurber will write and direct the film which casts Dwayne Johnson as Will Ford, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. When Ford assigned to assess the world’s tallest, safest building in China, he is subsequently framed for setting it ablaze and forced on the run while saving his trapped family.
Beau Flynn is producing with Johnson and Thurber with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia executive producing and Wendy Jacobson co-producing for its July 13, 2018 release. Johnson’s HBO series, Ballers, premieres this summer on July 23 at 10:00pm EST.
Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is keeping himself busier and busier as the days go by. He’s currently onto his reprisal for Fast 8 after wrapping the newly adapted feature iteration of the hit TV show, Baywatch, and he’s got a batch of titles with his name attached, including a remake of Big Trouble In Little China, and the recently-announcent forward movement of a cinematic universe to build from his upcoming role in The Janson Directive.
There’s more in store, but if you think he’s stopping anytime soon, you may want to guess again following developments on Wednesday evening with a mystery action script nearing the end of a bidding war between several studios. On Thursday evening, the news finally broke that the script in question, Skyscraper, which would star Johnson, was acquired by Legendary Pictures to the tune of $3 million dollars. The film’s plot hasn’t been publicly addressed yet but earlier reports indicate that the film will carry similar tones to the John McTiernan action classic, Die Hard, so it’s worth at least assuming this will all unfold in a story set in a really, really tall building given the film’s title.
Rawson Marshall Thurber is the writer and director of the film paring him once more with Johnson following the June 17 release of the new action comedy, Central Intelligence, also starring Kevin Hart. Johnson will produce Skyscraper through his Seven Bucks banner along with FlynnPictureCo.’s Beau Flynn, adding to their syllabus which includes forthcoming game adaption, Rampage, and a sequel to San Andreas.