Michel Hazanavicius Eyes Director’s Chair for Demetri Martin Comedy WILL

     August 29, 2012

michel-hazanavicius-will-slice

Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) has shown interest in helming Will, a dormant project scripted by Demetri Martin (Late Night with Conan O’Brien).  When last we reported on this picturePaul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis were attached to co-star with Little Miss Sunshine directors Valerie Ferris and Jonathan Dayton on board and producers Adam McKay and Will Ferrell signed on as well.  There’s no word on how the picture got lot in the shuffle, but it seems like Hazanavicius is interested in reviving it.  Hit the jump for more plot details on Will and to see where it could fit in Hazanavicius’ schedule.

michel-hazanavicius-willDeadline reports that The Artist director and Paramount are interested in bringing Will back to life.  Since the picture has sat on the shelf for the last two years or so, it will be interesting to see what types of script changes have been suggested and just what direction Hazanavicius plans to take it.

Will would center on the eponymous protagonist (Rudd) who lives in a world devoid of free-will where every action is written by angelic scribes.  Then, one day, Will’s writer (Galifianakis) quits, leaving Will to do anything he wants.  It’s easy to see that Rudd and Galifianakis could have a field day with this one, but what’s less obvious is why the project took a back burner to begin with.  One thing is clear, Hazanavicius will certainly have the time to sort the project out as he’s currently involved with a retelling of the 1958 film The Search, from Fred Zinneman.  The updated plot centers on a Chechen NGO worker, played by The Artist’s Berenice Bejo, and a young boy whom she befriends.  The film will  be presented in color and sync sound.

Around The Web

Latest News

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Images Show Familiar Faces from New Angles

Bryan Singer also teased what he's got planned for Quicksilver in the new film.

BEASTS OF NO NATION Trailer: Idris Elba Leads Child Soldiers in Cary Fukunaga’s Drama

The latest film from the ‘True Detective’ director will premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

ROOM Trailer Promises another Astonishing Brie Larson Performance

The new film from ‘Frank’ director Lenny Abrahamson also stars Joan Allen and Willam H. Macy.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley Talk VACATION, Impressive Cameos & More

The writer/directors talk about their directorial debut which is now in theaters.

New Hi-Res BATMAN V SUPERMAN Images Feature Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent

Gal Gadot also gets a new stylish image showing off her Diana Prince character.

James Ponsoldt Talks THE END OF THE TOUR, Financing Challenges, His Shooting Style and More

Ponsoldt also discusses telling the story from David Lipsky's eyes but also conveying David Foster Wallace's perspective.

New Posters for BLACK MASS Starring Johnny Depp and SICARIO Starring Emily Blunt

'Black Mass' and 'Sicario' will both play at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in theaters on September 18, 2015.

Collider Movie Talk: Is Channing Tatum Leaving GAMBIT?

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, the crew discusses Channing Tatum possibly leaving 'Gambit', the trailers for 'The Night Before' and '13 Hours', 'Wonder Woman', and more.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL Revisited: “Mission: Accomplished!”

Brad Bird’s film gets 'Mission: Impossible' right by building a team around everything going wrong.

FANTASTIC FOUR Featurette: Department of Defense Makes Plans for the “Assets”

"From tragedy comes opportunity ..."

Page 1 of 4,06612345...102030...Last »