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‘The Hunger Games’ Director Gary Ross To Make Peter Pan Fantasy Next
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If you ask any fans of (and any cast and crew) on The Hunger Games, they’d likely tell you they want director Gary Ross back for the sequel, Catching Fire. But Lionsgate had a strict timeframe in mind for the sequel and the two-part grand finale, Mockingjay, and Ross wasn’t willing to rush things in order to meet the deadline.

So off Ross went to find his next project, looking into many different options. But now the meticulous director has made a decision, and it looks like he’ll be working for Walt Disney next.

According to reports, Ross has chosen an adaptation of the Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson novel Peter and the Starcatchers as his next film with hopes of getting to work on it as soon as possible, most likely sometime in 2013.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Director Brian Kirk Adapting Robert Ludlum’s ‘The Osterman Weekend’
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The Osterman Weekend (1983)

Despite losing the opportunity to call the shots on Thor 2, acclaimed veteran television director Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) has kept busy lining up other jobs in the meantime. Recently he signed on to direct a new film adaptation of Robert Ludlum‘s 1972 suspense novel The Osterman Weekend, from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family).

The plot of the film, according to The Playlist, “centers on John Tanner, who is told by a reporter that his friends aren’t who they say they are. The reporter then turns up dead, forcing John to go on the run and figure out the conspiracy before he winds up dead himself.” Robert Schwentke (RED) was originally slated to direct the film back in 2010, but left to make R.I.P.D. when the project stalled.

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New Writer & Director Lined Up For ‘The Crow’ Remake
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The Crow

Now that the lawsuit between Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company regarding the distribution rights to the planned remake of The Crow has been settled, movement on the project is being fast forwarded.

In a matter of about an hour earlier today, it was reported that a new writer and a new director had been chosen to remake The Crow. Relativity has chosen F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall, The Monkey’s Paw) to direct, and Jesse Wigutow (Irreparable Harm, The Osterman Weekend) to write the script.

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