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‘Alien Nation’ Update: Jeff Nichols Turned His Film Remake into a 10-Episode TV Pitch

Jeff Nichols, the filmmaker behind movies like Take Shelter, Mud, and Midnight Special, is one of the best directors who isn’t quite a household name yet. But his next planned project, a big budget remake of the 1988 sci-fi buddy cop film Alien Nation, seemed poised to launch his career to the next level. Unfortunately, […]

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Film News Roundup: Jeff Nichols Releases ‘Long Way Back Home’ Short, Starring Michael Shannon

In today’s film news roundup, Jeff Nichols makes his first music video with his brother’s band Lucero and the films “Brampton’s Own” and “Take Light” have gotten distribution.Music Video“Loving” writer-director Jeff Nichols has moved into the music video world with the release of his short film “Long Way Back Home,” starring Michael Shannon, Garrett Hedlund, […]

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Idris Elba Set to Direct, Star in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix

Idris Elba is set to star in, direct and produce a modern retelling of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for Netflix, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.The film is currently untitled. Elba will also produce the music for the feature. Producers on the project include Fred Berger (“La La Land”) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Midnight Special”) […]

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Hugh Jackman In Talks To Star In ‘Bad Education’

Hugh Jackman is currently eyeing the starring role in Bad Education from I Think We’re Alone Now screenwriter Mike Makowsky and director Cory Finley (Thoroughbreds), Deadline has confirmed. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it will be based on Makowsky’s high school experience. Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) […]

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