Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins
Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett and more also aboard
Pierce Brosnan's The November Man Wins A Sequel
Relativity Studios has it in development
John Lithgow Talks Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
'They have completely reimagined it...'
Kung Fu Panda Director John Stevenson Boards Noah's Ark
A new indie CG 'toon take on the story
New Trailer For In Order Of Disappearance
Stellan Skarsgård has a revenge mission
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 August 2014
Justin Theroux Talks Zoolander 2
'It looks like it actually might be starting to get up and running''
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
19 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Milius (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Captain Phillips (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Jurassic Park (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Lincoln (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Paul Greengrass Won't Fight The Trial Of The Chicago 7
He's left the project

17 September 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Poor old drama The Trial Of The Chicago 7. Unlike the protagonists at the centre of the real-life plot, the film can’t seem to get arrested. Big name directors have come and gone throughout its extended gestation, and, while it looked like Paul Greengrass might finally be the man to bring it to the screen, he’s now dropped out.

The film, which boasts an Aaron Sorkin screenplay and the compelling focus on a group of activists, including Abbie Hoffman, brought up before a judge following the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in the Windy City, has been floating around since at least 2007.

Back then, Steven Spielberg began developing the idea at DreamWorks when it was still partnered with Paramount, but Tintin and Lincoln gave him saucy winks and seduced him away. Ben Stiller and then Greengrass considered taking up the reins. But nothing came of their discussions.

Things looked promising this past July when Greengrass took an active interest once more, but the Hollywood Reporter brings word that DreamWorks and the director couldn’t agree to a budget, with the studio looking to spend around $30 million and Greengrass apparently arguing for more. The search continues…

Greengrass’ latest, true-life piracy tale Captain Phillips, is due to arrive here on October 18, following its October 9 launch at the London Film Festival.


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

The Last Days On Mars Trailer Lands
The Red Planet in more ways than one
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

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
Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Classic Feature: Empire Meets Uwe Boll
'I'm probably the most hated director in the world right now.'

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

The 100 Greatest Games Of All Time
You voted, we counted, and here they are: beat-'em-ups, shoot-'em-ups, RPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, RTSs, first-person shooters, platformers, sims and much more!

Lists Of Our Lifetime: Empire's 25 Greatest Battles
From smalltime scraps to epic struggles, these are the conflicts that have stunned cinema since 1989

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
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  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)