Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death Trailer Materialises
Tom Harper's horror sequel opens its doors to visitors
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 April 2014
Ron Howard Finds The Truth About Harry Quebert
Adapting Joel Dicker's international bestseller
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
HouseSitter
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Pharrell Williams' Zoom Underway
Preston Whitmore to write script

15 December 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

submit to reddit

Preston Whitmore has been hired to write Zoom, the new music-themed drama being produced by Brian Grazer and N.E.R.D.'s Pharrell Williams.

Zoom follows a troubled West Virginian youth who attends a music academy which allows him to find his voice and place in the world. We're betting that, along the way, he has to overcome snobbish, close-minded fellow students and teachers, but does so with the help of some encouraging friends and a mentor among the faculty. Still, let's hope that it's more 8 Mile and less Step Up, eh?

Williams is writing the score and soundtrack for the film, as well as producing. Whitmore previously wrote, produced and directed This Christmas last year (with Delroy Lindo, Chris Brown, Idris Elba and Loretta Divine) and Crossover with Anthony Mackie before that.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Berdejo to direct POD
[.REC] writer gets sci-fi gig
Fifth Terminator Underway Already
Due in 2011

Your Comments

Uhh... That's not Pharrell in the picture, is it? Otherwise he became as chubby as he looks in the shortest period of time. But, I'll take a bet and say that it's Timbaland you've got there. :) More

Posted by Sol Gallas at 09:16 on 16 December 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Step Up was Great...
STFU! That better be sarcasm! More

Posted by olixander at 22:46 on 15 December 2008 | Report This Post

Step Up was Great...
Not as good as Step Up 2 The Streets though, the greatest story of our time. More

Posted by Ironside at 10:07 on 15 December 2008 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their iPhone
The smartphone essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)