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 Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Julianne Moore And Eddie Redmayne Win At The Screen Actors Guild Awards
Birdman nabs ensemble
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 October 2014
Fantastic Beasts Trilogy Confirmed
And Warners dates its Lego franchise
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Tarzan
01 June 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)
Empire Star Rating
The Tichborne Claimant
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

David Yates Asks Who Is Jake Ellis?
He's attached to direct a spy thriller

04 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

David Yates

Though he’s busy gathering cast members and jungle friends for Warner Bros.’ new take on Tarzan, David Yates has also found time to track down other work besides pop-culture’s most famous loin cloth-sporting hero. He’s now attached to direct Who Is Jake Ellis?

20th Century Fox nabbed the rights to Nathan Edmondson and Tonci Zonjic’s Image comic, which finds a former CIA mercenary named Jon Moore on the run. He’s protected by the mysterious titular man, who only Jon can apparently see but who boasts a superior knowledge of espionage that’s keeping him alive. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the story blends chunks of Bourne, Memento and, given the whole mystery angle around Jake, Fight Club.

It’s early days for the project, and there isn't even a writer attached yet. But if the eventual film is a success, there’s a ready-made sequel waiting in the wings via Edmondson and Zonjic’s follow-up Where Is Jake Ellis?

Of course, Yates’ attachment doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll end up in the director’s chair: he has several projects bubbling away on his post-Harry Potter schedule and anyone who followed the story of Your Voice In My Head knows that there may yet be a slip between a planned Yates project and the screen. Still, fingers crossed that this comes together.


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

Samuel L. Jackson Confirms Elizabeth Olsen's In Avengers Sequel?
She's named as Scarlet Witch
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Johnny Depp And Paul Bettany Talk Mortdecai
How good is your 'Mortdecai face'?

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

From Mission: Impossible To Mortdecai: Writer/Director David Koepp Talks Screenwriting
What would you do if you were in charge of the Spider-Man franchise?

Ghost In The Shell: A Crash Course
Everything you need to know about Scarlett Johansson’s anime remake

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 maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each 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  |  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)