Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Black Mass Trailer Has Life Lessons To Share
Johnny Depp is the brutal Whitey Bulger
Cannes: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan Wins Palme d'Or
The Lobster scuttles off with the Jury Prize at the 2015 ceremony
Now You See Me 3 In The Works
Before the second film is even out
Latest Hannibal Promo Delivers Richard Armitage's Francis Dolarhyde
Plus chat from the cast...
New Images From The Wet Hot American Summer Prequel
Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and more are back at camp
Amy Schumer Teams With Paul Feig For A New Comedy
She'll re-write and star, he'll produce
Netflix Plans A Very (Bill) Murray Christmas
Spend the Yuletide with the Scrooged star...
Michael Rooker Reports To The Belko Experiment
Reuniting with James Gunn for the horror pic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 September 2014
Exclusive: First Image From Miss You Already
Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke comes to London
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Plush (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Red Riding Hood (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Twilight (2008)
Empire Star Rating
The Nativity Story (2006)
Empire Star Rating
Lords of Dogtown
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Universal Ready For A Maximum Ride?
Catherine Hardwicke project leaving Sony

27 April 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

submit to reddit

The genetically-tinkered, part-bird teens of James Patterson’s novel series Maximum Ride are flying away from their Sony nest, and Universal is busy dangling worms in the hope that they and director Catherine Hardwicke will make a landing there.

Yes, that torturous set of avian metaphors really is reporting that Sony has shoved the adaptation of Patterson’s young-adult fiction into turnaround. Now Universal is close to picking up the rights, with Hardwicke still attached to direct.

The plot follows six teens known as the Flock, who are a mixture of bird and human. After learning to fly, they escape the laboratory where they’ve been kept and flee a pack of human/wolf crossbreeds called the Erasers.

But not, of course, before crapping all over the scientists’ cars.*

Universal has hired Iron Man co-writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby to try to crack the script, which Sony had ditched as it impinged on their plans to reboot Spider-Man as a more youthful franchise.

*Okay, maybe we made that bit up.


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

Adam McKay Playing With The Boys?
He may adapt the Garth Ennis comics
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  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)