Killer Pizza. new pic from The Hunger Games, Neuromancer, Terra Nova
Fancy A Killer Pizza?
MGM has bought the rights to a novel about a fast food joint with a monstrous secret called Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor, reports Deadline. The story is about a teenager who takes a job at a pizzeria, only to discover that it’s really a cover for a monster hunting organisation. The film adaptation is being produced by Chris Columbus and apparently has a Gemlins/Goonies vibe. The script is by Adam Green, who directed Frozen and the Hatchet films, so we wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up calling the shots.
The Hunger Games
Coming Soon has a new pic from The Hunger Games, which, to be honest, looks pretty much like many of the other images we’ve seen from the film up till now. So far from the prepublicity, if you hadn’t read the books, you’d be excused for thinking the film was a remake of The Mosquito Coast. The article also reveals that Lionsgate, the production company making the The Hunger Games, “would be disappointed if we didn’t make three or four movies,” according to its CEO. Budgeted at $80 million, the first film represents Lionsgate’s biggest budgeted production to date. To justify a sequel, Lionsgate says that the first film will have to gross over $100 million in North America.
Bleeding Cool has a tantalising piece on the current state of Vincenzo (Cube, Splice) Natali’s planned film adaptation of William Gibson’s seminal Neuromancer. Seems that Brice Willis is currently mulling over the script, and the film’s producer, Peter Hoffman, has been at the AFM (American Film Market), shopping the project around, and telling potential investors that Paramount-based uber-producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Transformers, GI Joe) is coming on board. To be honest, we’d love to see a Natali version of Neuromancer, so good luck!
Terra Nova’s Audience Has Significant Upswing
The latest episode of Terra Nova to air in the States achieved a rare feat, by actually having a massive, midseason upswing in its audience. It was watched by 7.67 million viewers, up 16% over the previous week, and a great figure for a Fox drama. The real winner among the new telefantasy shows in the US this season, though, remains Once Upon A Time, which appears to be retaining a very healthy audience so far, with no sign of the huge drop off we’ve come to expect after a hyped premiere: the latest episode on Sunday was watched by 11.37 million, down only slightly from its 12.79 million debut. Grimm’s second episode dropped from its debut of 6.5 million to 5.9 million, but is still the top rated drama in the notorious Friday night graveyard slot.