Daily Film News Roundup: Cillian Murphy in another end-of-the-world thriller, Total Recall to be remade by hack, Russell Brand to buckle swashes and more…

Russell Brand is set to be cast in period-swashbuckler Hawkwood. Based on a real person who led European armies during the Renaissance Wars, Brand pitched the idea himself with the script being penned by Jared Stern and executive-produced by Nicky Weinstock. Source: Deadline Cillian Murphy has signed on for The Retreat, a thriller in which … Continue reading

News: Aronofsky abandons Robocop reboot

Darren Aronofsky has been forced to abandon his reboot of Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi-fascism hit Robocop due to financial concerns surrounding studio MGM. The company is $3.7 billion in debt, casting doubt over the production of not just Robocop – both The Hobbit and the next James Bond film are also in danger of simply never … Continue reading

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