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
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Keanu Reeves Has Time To Kill In The John Wick Trailer
Don't set him off
More Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off Rumours Surface
Could the Jedi Master score his own film at last?
Dane DeHaan Heads For Ziggy
Rooney Mara also starring in a new drama
The Imitation Game Wins At The The Toronto International Film Festival
What We Do In The Shadows also scores
First Trailer For Playing It Cool
Chris Evans has trouble in love
No Good Deed Is Good Indeed At US Box Office
Dolphin Tale sequel drifts to second
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 July 2014
Guillermo Del Toro Talks More About Pacific Rim 2
And his hopes for a future ascent of At The Mountains Of Madness
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Total Recall (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Die Hard 4.0 (2007)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: The Last Stand
Empire Star Rating
Underworld: Evolution
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Len Wiseman Opens Black Chapter
Paranormal espionage activity?

23 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Len-Wiseman-Opens-Black-Chapter

You might think that between the Underworld franchise and his duties as producing director on madcap TV drama Sleepy Hollow, Len Wiseman would want a break from action with supernatural elements. You would be wrong, because he’s agreed to direct Black Chapter, which features just such a mix.

The Incredible Hulk/Suspect Zero writer Zak Penn is behind the script, which finds an FBI agent recruited for a top-secret military program in which spies learn paranormal abilities. It’s not as far-fetched as it might sound from that high concept pitch, since it’s inspired by real (and, in some cases rumoured) schemes from the past.

Black Chapter is a science fiction story that draws from our own history,” says Len Wiseman in a statement picked up by Deadline. “I’ve always been fascinated by the mysteries surrounding the CIA’s astral projection program during its MK-ULTRA era. What if those experiments had actually worked? Would we even know?”

Wiseman has Skydance Productions offering up some of the financing and co-producing the film, but there’s no word on whether he’ll make it his next project. He’s busy giving notes on the new season of Sleepy Hollow and has several other projects bubbling away in his development cauldron first.


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

Adam Rifkin Chewing On Peeps
Producer buys sweet brand as next movie
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

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 Future Of Film: There’ll Be An Oscar For Performance Capture
And the Academy Award goes to...

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

How We Made The Boxtrolls
Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable talk us through the challenges of bringing Laika’s latest to life

The Future Of Film: The War On Piracy Will End
Where Hollywood goes from here

Pride: Matthew Warchus & Stephen Beresford Interview
We talk to the director and writer of this year's Brit film breakout

Movie Poster Mashups: The Guardians Of The Galaxy Edition
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be appalled at the punning...

The Future Of Film: You Won't Watch Movies In A Cinema
How experiential cinema is becoming the future of movie-going

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)