Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
World’s First Look At New Dawn Of The Planet Of Apes Footage
Andy Serkis Caesars the moment
First Clip From Star Wars Rebels
TIE Fighter take down
Max Greenfield Says Hello My Name Is Doris
New Girl star in new comedy
Teaser For Orange Is The New Black Season 2
Piper goes for the throat
Captain America Remains In Command At US Box Office
Rio 2 still second but Transcendence disappoints
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 April 2014
Big New X-Men Days Of Future Past Trailer Lands
'This is gonna be fun...'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
18 July 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The East (2013)
Empire Star Rating
To Rome With Love (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Super (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Inception (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Whip It (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ellen Page To Fight For Queen & Country
She's in negotiations for the comic book adaptation

09 September 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Ellen Page, The East

Not content with simply showing back up again as Kitty Pryde for X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Ellen Page has her eye on her own comic-based potential franchise. She’s close to a deal to star in spy/action film Queen & Country.

20th Century Fox is developing the Oni Press graphic novel created by Greg Rucka. Itself inspired by 1970s ITV series The Sandbaggers, Queen focuses on Tara Chance, an agent of the Special Operations Section, which works under the SIS (think MI-6). Colloquially known as the “Minders”, its operatives must negotiate the tricky bureaucracy and politics of their missions as well as the important part about putting their lives on the line.

Chance will have to stop an international terrorist plot when her identity is compromised and her personal demons start to assert themselves.

Leverage TV creator (and Transformers story contributor) John Rogers is aboard for script duties after various writers took a crack during the project’s stay in development hell. There’s no word on a director yet, but Page’s casting means this one is finally seeing some traction.

Page was last seen in The East and is looking to make her directorial debut with Miss Stevens. She’s attached to star in Freeheld, and X-Men : Days Of Future Past will be released here on May 22 next year.


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

First Clip Of Horns Online
Daniel Radcliffe's Ig gets into a confrontation
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Wrong choice
Love the graphic novel series and novels but Ellen Page is the wrong choice for Tara. She's far too young unless the studio is going with the rubbish rookie-straight-out-of-spy-school-but-still-amazing tone. Also have never heard her do an English accent, so could we please have at least an English actress in the role. More

Posted by devildog at 10:53 on 11 September 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
20 Not-So-Super-Men That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month 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  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)