Disney Studios is developing a reimagining of its 1986 sci-fi live action feature Flight of the Navigator with a female lead, a project that Bryce Dallas Howard is attached to direct and produce for Disney+.
The original movie, starring Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Veronica Cartwright, follows a boy who travels eight years into the future from 1978 and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship, named Max. Paul Reubens provided the voice of Max in the film which was released in late July 1986 grossing an uninflated $18.6M at the domestic B.O. Randal Kleiser, who had directed Paramount’s big hit Grease, and The Blue Lagoon, directed the original Flight of the Navigator off a screenplay by Michael Burton and Phil Joanou.
John Swartz, Howard’s partner at her production company Nine Muses, and Justin Springer are also producing.
The project reteams Howard with Disney+ as a director, the multi-hyphenate having already helmed two episodes of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Chapter 4 “The Sanctuary” and Chapter 11 “The Heiress”), and an episode of the upcoming spinoff series, The Book of Boba Fett.
Howard stars next in Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World finale, Jurassic World: Dominion, which opens on June 10, 2022; that franchise through five movies having already clocked over $5 billion WW. She is a 2012 SAG ensemble winner for Dreamworks’ The Help, released by Disney, and was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Actress Miniseries/Movie category for As You Like It. Howard’s feature credits include The Village, Spider-Man 3, Terminator Salvation, Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, and Paramount’s Oscar-winning Rocketman, and she’s currently shooting Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle.
Howard is repped by WME, Management 360, and attorney PJ Shapiro.
Matthew Vaughn has set an all-star cast for his next big budget action project, which will start shooting this August in Europe.
Argylle, which Vaughn will direct and produce via his banner Marv, will star Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena and Samuel L. Jackson.
Pop star Dua Lipa will make her acting debut on the project and will provide original music for the title track and score.
The film, based on the soon to be launched spy novel Argylle from author Ellie Conway, follows “the world’s greatest spy” ‘Argylle’ as he is caught up in a globe-trotting adventure.
The movie will be the first of at least three films in the franchise and is set in America, London and multiple locations across the world.
Conway’s debut thriller is scheduled to be published in a major launch in 2022 by Transworld Publishers Ltd, a division of Penguin Random House.
Kingsman director-producer Vaughn will direct from a script by Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman). Vaughn’s regular collaborators Adam Bohling and David Reid will also produce, as well as Fuchs. Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach will serve as executive producers.
Matthew Vaughn commented: “When I read this early draft manuscript I felt it was the most incredible and original spy franchise since Ian Fleming’s books of the 50s. This is going to reinvent the spy genre.”
Zygi Kamasa, CEO of Marv added: “We are delighted that we will be starting our fourth, and by far the biggest, feature film production since the start of the global pandemic. It demonstrates both our desire to scale up our production activity and our ambition to continue to launch new franchises beyond the Kingsman series of films.”
Marv is in post on Tetris, starring Taron Egerton, which it is producing for Apple; Silent Night, directed by Camille Griffin and starring Keira Knightley and Lily-Rose Depp,;and action comedy School Fight, directed by stunt director Damien Walters. The King’s Man, the prequel to the Kingsman movies starring Ralph Fiennes, is scheduled to be released theatrically by Disney in December 2021.
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Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard will reunite for the ensemble comedy “Fairy Tale Ending.”
Jim Hecht (“Ice Age: The Meltdown) and Tracy McMillan (“Marvel’s Runaways”) are writing the screenplay.
Howard will also produce the Universal movie through her Nine Muses Entertainment alongside Eric Carlson and Susan Carlson. Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins will produce for their production company, Fuzzy Door. Spencer will executive produce alongside Hecht and McMillan.
Howard and Spencer acted together in the 2011 drama “The Help,” for which Spencer won the supporting actress Oscar. Spencer has been nominated in the same category for the past two years for “Hidden Figures” and “The Shape of Water.”
Howard has starred in Universal’s “Jurassic World” franchise and will next be seen in the upcoming Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” portraying John’s mother, Sheila Eileen. Universal executive vice president of production Erik Baiers will oversee “Fairy Tale Endings” on behalf of the studio.
Hecht is represented by WME, the Gotham Group, and attorney Loan Dang. McMillan is represented by WME and Jackoway, Austen. Howard is represented by WME, Management 360, and Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Spencer is represented by WME and Jackoway Austen. The Carlsons are represented by WME. MacFarlane is represented by CAA, Jackoway Austen, and manager Joy Fehily. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
EXCLUSIVE: Imagine Documentaries has begun production on Dads, a feature documentary that Bryce Dallas Howard is directing. The film is described as a humorous look at what it means to be a father in the modern era across the globe. It’s the first feature length documentary set under the banner of the recently formed Imagine Documentaries division led by Justin Wilkes.
Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will produce with Wilkes. Imagine Entertainment Co-Chairman Michael Rosenberg is exec producing. Howard, of course, is the daughter of actor-turned-director and Imagine principal.
Said Ron Howard: “Fatherhood has factored into so many of the stories – both comedies and dramas – I’ve directed and produced, and of course, my experience as a son and a father of four has defined me on a foundational level. But this project will go deeper and be much more revealing in its excavation of the subject than anything I’ve ever been involved with before. As a dad, it both thrills and fascinates me to be collaborating with my daughter, Bryce, as she applies her own storytelling instincts to the subject and directs the film. Our creative conversations have already been surprising, hilarious and emotional and we are eager to share what we discover with audiences.”
Bryce Dallas Howard makes her documentary directing debut on the film. She will also direct an episode of Disney’s Star Wars streaming TV series The Mandalorian, which is being executive produced by Jon Favreau. Her 2012 short film When You Find Me was shortlisted for an Oscar and her 2016 short Solemates premiered at Sundance. Howard has also directed campaigns and projects for Moroccan Oil, Vanity Fair, Glamour, MTV, Sony and Lifetime. Onscreen, she is coming off Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the Netflix series Black Mirror, and she’ll star next spring in Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman. Her production company is Nine Muses Entertainment.
“We’re already gaining profound insight into the responsibilities, the absurdities, the triumphs and the losses dad’s experience,” she said. “What we’ve uncovered so far has been emotional, enlightening, provocative, and insanely funny. My father is my hero and always has been, so it’s an honor and a privilege to get to share the stories of these remarkable dads from all walks of life, all heroes in their own right.”
Dove Men + Care is financing the docu as part of a long term, larger program supporting fatherhood and championing paternity leave around the world. Kelly Mullen and Giles Morrison are Executive Producing on behalf of Dove Men + Care and Unilever Entertainment.
The film expands on Imagine’s docu division which includes the Grammy-winning The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, Jay Z’s Made in America, Prophet’s Prey, Katy Perry: Part of Me, Inside Deep Throat, and Beyond The Mat. Imagine is in production on the Ron Howard-directed docu on opera great Luciano Pavarotti for 2019 release. Imagine is also behind the hit National Geographic TV hybrid documentary series Mars and Breakthrough.
WME and Management 360 rep her.
Bryce Dallas Howard is joining Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The Jurassic World actress will be playing the mother of the superstar, who is being played by Kingsman actor Taron Egerton. Jamie Bell and Richard Madden are also set to star.
The feature will follow the singer from his days at the Royal Academy of Music to his rise on the rock ‘n’ roll scene of the 1970s and ’80s and his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in the ’90s to international superstardom.
Dexter Fletcher, who worked with Egerton on Eddie the Eagle, will direct from a screenplay by Lee Hall. John and his husband, David Furnish, are producing Rocketman under their Rocket Pictures banner, along with Matthew Vaughn, who directed John and Egerton in the Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle, and his Marv Films.