Clive Owen to star in Chandler adaptation
Chorion, which controlled the rights (Daily Variety, Jan. 23). They just recently decided on which title would kick off a potential series of films. Deal comes as Miller takes a more active hand in writing and directing films. His graphic novel “300” was turned into a hit movie by Zack Snyder, and his graphic novel “Ronin” is being adapted as a directing vehicle for “Stomp the Yard” helmer Sylvain White. Miller is writing to direct a film based on Will Eisner graphic novel “The Spirit.” Miller is working on a “Sin City” sequel he’ll co-direct once again with Robert Rodriguez. Owen, who’ll next be seen starring with Cate Blanchett in “The Golden Age” for Universal, and in the New Line action film “Shoot-‘Em-Up,” is prepping the Tom Tykwer-directed “The International” for Columbia Pictures. Strike is in pre-production on “The Creature From the Black Lagoon,” a Breck Eisner-directed remake that Abraham and Newman are producing with Gary Ross, who wrote the script for Universal.
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