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Leningrad, the long-in-development English-language WWII epic by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore, the director of the Oscar-winning 1998 drama Cinema Paradiso, has found its $100 million financing in the form of producer Avi Lerner and Millenium/Nu Image, according to Variety. The film documents the 900-day Nazi attack on the Russian city now known as St. Petersburg, which was one of the most destructive sieges in history in terms of damages and casualties.
Responding to the downbeat topic of the film, Lerner told the trade, "We have had discussions about the screenplay with Tornatore. We have agreed to make it more upbeat."
Millennium Films is looking for the next Gal Gadot. With the success of female superhero feature Wonder Woman having smashed box office records, another female heroine is running headlong with sword in hand to the big screen. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, the fictional American comic book jungle girl, is now poised to return after 33 years, courtesy of Millennium Films. And what better timing? Wonder Woman proved that a female hero can pull in four-quads; it has taken in a total of $813.2M worldwide.
One man army John Rambo is poised for a return the big-screen.
Nu Image/Millennium Films is plotting a reboot of the classic 1980s action franchise that starred Sylvester Stallone, tapping Brooks McLaren to pen the script and Ariel Vromen to direct the feature.
Millennium Films has added Elodie Yung and Salma Hayek to join Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman in Hitman’s Bodyguard. The high octane action film will start production April 2 in London, directed by Kick Ass 2‘s Jeff Wadlow from a script by Tom O’Connor. Lionsgate is distributing in the U.S. Reynolds plays the world’s top protection agent who gets a new client: a hit man who came in from the cold (Jackson). They’ve been on the opposite ends of a bullet for years and hate each other. They become stuck together and have 24 hours to get to the Hague. They have to get past a murderous Eastern European dictator (Oldman), and all the bad guys he can throw at them. The film will also shoot in Amsterdam and Sofia.