Since making his directorial debut with Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli has been working mostly as a producer — including two Paranormal Activity sequels, Insidious, and the currently-airing ABC series The River. While Peli might someday finish his second directorial effort, Area 51, he already has another completed producing project opening this year.
According to Deadline, the Peli-produced horror thriller Chernobyl Diaries has been acquired by Alcon Entertainment. The story, created by Peli, takes place in the city of Prypiat, where the workers for the Chernobyl nuclear reactor once lived. When a group of friends vacationing in Europe finds themselves stranded in the abandoned city, they soon discover they are not alone. more about Chernobyl Diaries >> Posted 02.15.12 by Ryan
Johnny Utah's going to get another chance to bring down the bad guys.
Alcon Entertainment is remaking 1991's Point Break, which starred Keanu Reeves as a rookie FBI agent who goes undercover as a surfer to bring down down a bank robber (Patrick Swayze) and his crew. Academy Award–winning director Kathryn Bigelow directed the original.
While no director is currently attached to the remake, screenwriter Kurt Wimmer (Salt) wrote the screenplay, which will again follow a young FBI agent going undercover to bring down criminals — this time in the world of international extreme sports. more on remaking Point Break >> Posted 09.13.11 by Ryan
The recent news that Alcon Entertainment is making plans to "produce prequels and sequels" to director Ridley Scott's Blade Runner was met with a great deal of enthusiasm by sci-fi fans, mixed with a healthy bit of skepticism. After all, Scott's adaptation of Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is considered by many to be the greatest sci-fi movie ever made and a national treasure by the Library of Congress. As one commenter put it, "Blade Runner is powerful and fantastic for what it is. More importantly, it is complete. Why would you even want to alter it?"
In an effort to address such concerns and to tease the potential of the expanded universe of the Blade Runner franchise, producers Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Bud Yorkin recently opened up to io9 about why they decided to play around in the Blade Runner universe, why now is the right time to do it and who they might be interested in getting to help them realize their new visions. And, yes, there will be Replicants. what did the producers have to say about their plans for Blade Runner >> Posted 03.04.11 by BrentJS
One of the greatest science fiction movies of all time will have new life if a planned deal goes through. In a press release distributed yesterday, Warner Bros.-based production company Alcon Entertainment announced it's in "final discussions to secure film, television and ancillary franchise rights to produce prequels and sequels" of acclaimed director Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, an adaptation of the late Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
While it wasn't a commercial hit during its initial theatrical run in North America, Blade Runner is highly regarded today for its contributions to the sci-fi genre and to cinema in general. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1993 for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The movie has landed on countless "Top" lists, including Time's ALL-TIME 100 Movies and the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies, and it claimed the top spot on IGN's Top 25 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time. more about the Blade Runner deal, plus two trailers! >> Posted 03.03.11 by BrentJS