Jaume Collet-Serra to Direct TNT’s Drama “Unknown,” Based on the Liam Neeson Film He Previously Helmed

Jaume Collet-Serra is heading into the unknown

The 47-year-old Spanish filmmaker is set to direct TNT’s one-hour drama Unknown, which is being developed based on the 2011 Liam Neeson action-thriller box office hit.

Jaume Collet-Serra

Directed by Collet-Serra and produced by Dark Castle Entertainment, the film told the story of Martin Harris (Neeson), a doctor who lost his memory after a car accident and woke up to find his identity taken and the target of mysterious assassins.

In addition to directing, Collet-Serra is also attached to executive produce the series, which would pick up after the events of the film and follow a new lead character that is thrust into a mind-bending adventure full of twists and turns.

Sean Finegan will write the pilot and will executive produce.

TNT has had recent success with series based on filns. Out of its three current drama series, two, veteran Animal Kingdom and sophomore Snowpiercer, both were offshoots from features. TNT’s third series, Claws, is headed to its final season this summer.

The Unknown movie was written by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell. It was adapted from the 2003 French novel by Didier Van Cauwelaert, published in English as Out of My HeadReleased in February 2011, the film grossed $136 million on a $30 million budget.

Collet-Serra’s other credits include House of Wax, The Commuter, Run All Night and Orphan.

Disney Releases New Trailer for Edgar Ramirez’s “The Jungle Cruise”

Edgar Ramirez is cruisin’…

Disney has released a second trailer for The Jungle Cruise, the Jaume Collet-Serra-directed film starring the 44-year-old Venezuelan actor as the villain alongside Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Edgar Ramirez,

The long delay is the result of repeated release date changes. What was originally an October 2019 release became a more blockbuster-friendly July 24, 2020 debut. But then came COVID-19 and the film finally landed in its current July 30, 2021 slot. The movie will also be available day-and-date on Disney+ Premiere Access for $29.99.

The new trailer offers a lot more onboard action than the first, as Johnson’s skipper Frank Wolff and Blunt’s intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton journey downriver in search of an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities. The duo has a close call with a giant waterfall, a submarine — yes, a sub in a remote tropical river — and, of course, zombie conquistadores.

The vibe of the film is a mash-up of Disney’s own Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Indiana Jones and The African Queen – with a dash of Fitzcarraldo.

The trailer — set to the Creedence classic “Run Through the Jungle” — dropped one day after Disneyland officials announced the reopening of the titular ride on which the movie is loosely based. The revamped Jungle Cruise will debut at the Anaheim park on June 16.

Glenn Ficarra & John Requa and Michael Green came up with the story for The Jungle Cruise, with Ficarra & Requa penning the screenplay. Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti also star.

The film is produced by John Davis, John Fox, Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Dany Garcia and Beau Flynn.

Disney to Release Veronica Falcon’s “Jungle Cruise” in July

Veronica Falcon is cruising into summer…

Disney’s Jungle Cruise, starring the 54-year-old Mexican actress and choreographer, will debut in theaters and Disney+ Premier on July 30.

Veronica Falcon

Led by Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, the movie is based on the Disney theme park attraction.

Disney+ Premier means that the movie will be available for in-home purchase to Disney+ subscribers for $29.99 in those territories which have the streaming service.

Previously, it looked like the Jaume Collet-Serra directed film was destined strictly for theaters.

The film also stars Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Dani Rovira and Quim Gutiérrez.

“On JULY 30th JUNGLE CRUISE hits theaters AND your homes worldwide,” wrote Johnson on Instagram. “It’s a pleasure to say WE’RE BACK IN THEATERS! And it’s a pleasure to say, WE WILL ALSO COME TO YOU!  Join my ace Emily Blunt (the female Indiana Jones) and myself on THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME as our DISNEY’s JUNGLE CRUISE hits theaters and your living rooms ON THE SAME DAY – JULY 30th. The most important thing with our movie was to ALWAYS take care of families around the world by giving you options to watch it. Audience first. Let’s own our 2021 comeback as we get back into the swing of life – ALL ABOARD!! #JUNGLECRUISE #Disney. In theaters AND in your living rooms on Disney+ Premiere Access on JULY 30th!!! And a big @teremana toast of gratitude from deep in my bones to a 20 year career dream come true.”

Jungle Cruise is written by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Josh Goldstein, Michael Green, and John Norville.

Sarah Shahi to Star Opposite Dwayne Johnson in New Line & DC Films’ “Black Adam” 

Sarah Shahi has been paired up with a Rock-in’ co-star…

The 40-year-old part-Spanish actress has joined the cast of New Line and DC Films’ highly anticipated Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role. Aldis Hodge is also on board to play Hawkman with Noah Centineo set to play Atom Smasher.

Sarah Shahi

Jaume Collet-Serra, who also directed Johnson alongside Emily Blunt in Disney’s Jungle Cruise, will helm. Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions are producing with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo.

The character is one of DC’s most popular anti-heroes and plot details are being kept tightly under wraps. It is the second New Line/DC film following 2019’s critical and commercial smash hit Shazam!. The two characters, Shazam and Black Adam, are arch rivals in the DC Universe.

In the film, Shahi will play a university professor and freedom fighter leading the resistance in Kahndaq.

Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the latest draft. Adam Sztykiel wrote the previous draft.

Shahi is currently shooting the Netflix series Sex/Life and received critical acclaim for her performance in the Showtime series City On A Hill. Her TV credits include The Rookie, Reverie, Person of Interest, The L Word and Fairly Legal.

Noah Centineo to Star Opposite Dwayne Johnson in New Line/DC’s “Black Adam”

Noah Centineo is splitting atoms…

The 24-year-old part-Puerto Rican actor and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star has joined New Line/DC’s Dwayne Johnson film Black Adam

Noah Centineo

Centineo will play Atom Smasher, a character who can control his molecular structure with the ability to manipulate his size, strength and durability. 

Jaume Collet-Serra, who also directed Johnson in Disney’s Jungle Cruise is directing from a script by Adam Sztykiel.

Black Adam, which is set to shoot in Georgia during early 2021, will be part of the first-ever DC FanDome event on August 22.

Centineo will next appear in the World War II drama The Diary and To All the Boys 3

Centineo is also a founder of Favored Nations, a non-profit organization committed to social change.

Jaume Collet-Serra In Talks to Direct “Black Adam”

 Jaume Collet-Serra may have found the Adam’s apple of his eye…

The 45-year-old Spanish film director and producer is in negotiations to direct Black AdamWarner Bros. and New Line’s spinoff of their DC Comics hit Shazam!

 Jaume Collet-Serra

Adam Sztykielwrote the latest draft of the film, which will star Dwayne Johnson

Collet-Serra and Johnson just finished collaborating on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, so they look to be sailing off together again on another tentpole project.

Collet-Serra’s past credits include the Liam Neesonthrillers Non-StopRun All Nightand The Commuter

He also helmed the Blake Livelyfilm The Shallows.

Black Adam is Shazam’s arch-nemesis and a complex antihero with a rich history of his own. Johnson was to play the character in the first movie before in the parties decided he warranted his own pic, and he came aboard in January 2017.

Shazam! was a hit when it bowed in April, grossing $362.7 million worldwide, with a sequel already in the works.

Jaenada to Star Opposite Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn in Mother-Daughter Adventure Comedy

Oscar Jaenada has a little blonde ambition…

The 41-year-old Spanish actor will star opposite Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in the still untitled mother-daughter adventure comedy in a yet-to-be-revealed role.

Oscar Jaenada

The 20th Century Fox pic is directed by Jonathan Levine and written by Katie Dippold, who drew inspiration from her relationship with her mother.

Jaenada won a Goya Award for his portrayal of legendary flamenco dancer Camaron de la Isla in Camaron: When Flamenco Became Legend, and will next be seen opposite Blake Lively this summer in the Cannes Film Festival thriller The Shallows, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

His other credits include the lead role in Cantinflas, Mexico’s 2015 foreign language Oscar submissionPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Steven Soderbergh’s Che.

Jaenada to Star Opposite Blake Lively in “The Shallows”

Oscar Jaenada is heading to the shallows

The 40-year-old Spanish actor has joined the cast of Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows opposite Blake Lively.

Oscar Jaenada

Jaenada, a Goya Award winner, is crossing over into the mainstream after bringing beloved Mexican comedic icon Cantinflas to the screen in the 2014 movie of the same name.

He has a small, but book-ended role in The Shallows.

Written by Anthony Jaswinski, the story centers on a young woman (Lively) who is grieving the loss her mother and surfing in an isolated area when she gets stranded on a buoy. Things take a turn for the worse when a gigantic great white shark comes between her and the shore.

The film was known as In The Deep when Sony Pictures won a bidding war for the spec script in September 2014, and brought Collet-Serra aboard in June.

Jaenada, who appears in The Weinstein Company’s 2016 offering Hands Of Stone opposite Robert De Niro, will play Carlos in the film, described as a workman who drives Lively’s character to the beach and then shows up again at the end of the film to check on her.

The film is casting now and has three other small supporting roles that are earmarked for Hispanic actors.

Jaenada won the coveted Goya (Spain’s equivalent of the Academy Award) for his portrayal of Camaron de la Isla, the legendary Spanish flamenco dancer, in 2005’s Camaron: When Flamenco Became Legend.

Cantinflas was Mexico’s 2015 foreign-language Oscar submission.

In addition, the actor had a starring role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and a critically praised appearance in Steven Soderbergh’s Che.

Martinez Cast in the Feature Film “Run All Night”

Natalie Martinez is about to run all night

The 29-year-old Cuban American actress, who most recently starred on CBSUnder the Dome, has signed on to star in Warner Bros.’ Run All Night.

Natalie Martinez

Martinez will star opposite Liam Neeson, Ed Harris and Joel Kinnaman the action thriller.

She’ll play Gabriela, the wife of Kinnaman’s character Mike and mother of their two young children. When Mike’s estranged mob hitman father Jimmy takes on his ex-boss, he and his son are forced to go on the run.

The film, written by Brad Ingelsby, will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

Martinez rose to acclaim as the spokesmodel for JLO by Jennifer Lopez. Her other credits include a supporting role in Death Race and an appearance in the music video titled “Rain Over Me” by Pitbull featuring Marc Anthony.