Mark Wahlberg to star in oil rig explosion drama 'Deepwater Horizon'

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The literary character Jack Ryan will soon be back on U.S. movie screens as screenwriter Hossein Amini has been hired for a new Ryan film, industry sources say.
Raimi may re-boot Jack Ryan franchise

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Eddie Murphy revives Axel Foley

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Singleton in talks to helm 'Convoy'

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Movie biography of Rick James planned

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Queen Latifa to portray cop

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Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
American producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura attends the premiere of "Shooter" at Odeon West End, Leicester Square in London on March 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (born 1957) is an American film producer.

He spent the 1990s as an executive at Warner Bros. Pictures, eventually rising to President of Worldwide Production. His production company di Bonaventura Pictures is based at Paramount Pictures. His tenure at Warner Bros. included discovering and shepherding The Matrix into production, and the purchase of the rights to the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling.

He has purchased the film rights to the six-part series of fantasy novels The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. di Bonaventura said that Scott's fantastic series is a natural evolution from "Harry Potter". He will produce the both remakes of It and Pet Semetary. He will produce a action comedy loosely based on The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

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