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Johnny Depp In Talks To Star In Wally Pfister’s Transcendence

Wally Pfister, Johnny Depp

We reported back in March about Wally Pfister stepping down from cinematography to direct a feature film being produced by Alcon Entertainment. Since that time we’ve also learned that Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas will serve as executive producers on the project, and that the film’s budget is somewhat substantial. Now, Deadline reports that Johnny Depp is negotiating to star in present-day science-fiction film, which we’ve just learned is titled Transcendence.

The plot of Transcendence, which was written by newcomer Jack Paglen, has been described as in the vein of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Inception. According to THR, the story centers on a man who creates a computer that develops a malevolent awareness. Pfister has met with Noomi Rapace for the film’s female lead, and is considering James McAvoy, Tobey Maguire, and Christoph Waltz for other various roles. According to Deadline, Pfister praised actor Johnny Depp as “a creative and intelligent artist whom I feel will bring great depth to the character and the overall narrative.”

Alcon Entertainment plans on the film going into production in early 2013. We can assume from Pfister’s strong comments in the past that this science-fiction film won’t be getting the 3D treatment.

by Teddy Blass
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Christopher Nolan Filing Lawsuit Against Agents

Christopher Nolan vs CAA vs WME

According to TMZ, Christopher Nolan and his wife/producing partner are filing a lawsuit against their current and former agents over commission on movie profits. It appears the duo filed the lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court. They are claiming their current agency WME is asking for a cut of the profits from films that were initially brokered by their previous agency CAA. Nolan and Thomas are stuck in the middle of the conflict, and they’re asking the court to decide who should get the money. The Academy Award nominated director left CAA earlier this year when his lead agent was fired from the agency and then hired with WME.

Sounds like a bit of a sticky situation. Nolan’s films have grossed a massive $3.4 billion dollars and counting. He’s willing to pay the current commissions owed, but doesn’t want to pay one agency only to get sued by the other. Head over to TMZ to get the latest.
by Teddy Blass
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Nolan To Produce Supernatural Thriller At Warner Bros.

Christopher Nolan and Keith Gordon

For the past decade and change, Christopher Nolan has kept to only making movies of his own. That all began to change last year when it was announced that he would be producing the upcoming Superman film, Man of Steel. Now, according to Mike Fleming at Deadline, Christopher Nolan is getting himself involved in another film he’s not directing — a supernatural thriller based off a yet to be disclosed book. Nolan’s production company, Syncopy, will be producing the film for Warner Bros. and has subsequently hired Keith Gordon to write and direct it. Mike Fleming is reporting that Nolan’s former assistant, Jordan Goldberg, is brains behind the project. Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas will act as executive producers. Keith Gordon is an actor turned director who has recently has been directing episodes of the hit television shows The Killing and Dexter. Hopefully we will get more details on this project soon. What do you think about Christopher Nolan getting into producing films he’s not directing? Comment below.

by Teddy Blass
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