EuropaCorp’s reboot of Luc Besson’s action franchise The Transporter Legacy, starring Ed Skrein as Frank Martin (the role previously played by Jason Statham), will be moved back from February 27 to the summer, June 19 to be exact, where it will take on DisneyPixar’s next movie Inside Out and the John Green adaptation Paper Towns. It’s the first of a planned new trilogy for the Frank Martin character.
On a different track, word comes from AFM (the American Film Market) (via ScreenDaily.com) that Irish filmmaker Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture, starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor and Theo James, will have US distribution from Relativity Media.
Based on the novel by Sebastian Barry, adapted by Sheridan with Johnny Ferguson, the film centers on an Irish woman who is branded a nymphomaniac and sent to a mental hospital where she waits for the unborn son she’s been accused of killing.
They plan on starting production on the film in December.
Lastly, Mike Binder’s drama Black or White, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, which Relativity picked up after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, will get a platform release on January 23, 2015 with an expansion a week later, but it will also get a one-week awards-qualifying run on December 3 to make it eligible for the Oscars.