One of the key figures behind quite a few exciting upcoming projects, DreamWorks President of Production Adam Goodman spoke today with The Hollywood Reporter, offering updates on Transformers 4, Top Gun 2, Noah and the next Jack Ryan film.
“The story is going in a different direction now,” responded Goodman when asked about Shia LaBeouf’s involvement in the fourth installment. “Ehren Kruger is writing it for us, and we’re starting to engage, but I can’t say anything more.”
Goodman goes on to say that Top Gun 2 hopes to move forward soon with Tom Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott all returning to their respective roles as leading man, producer and director. The same is true of the still-untitled Jack Ryan film. The script is now complete and the hope is to shoot soon for a 2013 release.
Noah, meanwhile, has added both the previously-rumored Jennifer Connelly and Saoirse Ronan to its cast.
“It will be a big, robust production and will have tremendous scale,” Goodman says. “It’s the perfect combination of casting and a remarkable adventure. This isn’t what you think of when you think of Darren, but it will be very true to him as a filmmaker. It will be PG-13 and will likely cost around $125 million.”