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2:00 PM on 09.15.2014

Will Ferrell says Zoolander 2 is really really good looking

I hope I'm not the only person left holding a candlelight vigil every night until Zoolander 2 becomes a thing. News of the struggling production for the sequel a few of us want has been floating around for years. All we've be...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 05.30.2014

Independence Day 2 Is Being Re-Written

As a film blogger, I spend a lot of time on IMDB. It's a magical resource for times like this, when news for a theoretically upcoming blockbuster is important enough to cover but still has a relative unknown attached to the p...

Mike Cosimano

8:00 AM on 01.20.2014

Star Wars VII script complete, Jesse Plemons in talks

There are a LOT of Star Wars: Episode VII rumors floating around. From script problems, to crazy actor castings, to story points and so on. We here at Flixist don't want to clog you guys with all of that mumbo jumbo, and will...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Fast & Furious 7 getting rewrites to honor Paul Walker

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has officially halted its production for the time being to properly get its bearings after losing Paul Walker, Universal is still in the midst of a very confusing situation. One of the many optio...

Nick Valdez

9:00 PM on 08.08.2013

Bret McKenzie writing a fairy tale comedy musical script

In an interview with the dudes over at Collider, Bret McKenzie, of Flight of the Conchords and The Muppets fame, revealed that he is in the process of writing a script for a "fairy tale comedy musical" with "singing dragons a...

Liz Rugg

4:41 PM on 07.12.2013

Edgar Wright sez the Ant-Man script is done

Yay! Wright's The World's End is dropping in all of its lager-dripping here in England next week, and it looks pretty rad. Seems our Edgar already has his next project, the long in development Ant-Man which finally ...

Nathan Hardisty

10:00 AM on 02.27.2013

Noomi Rapace confirms Prometheus 2 script in the works

In an interview with The Playlist (while promoting Dead Man Down), Noomi Rapace (known around these parts for her female badassitude) has confirmed that she has met with Ridley Scott and that a script for a Prometheus sequel ...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 02.07.2013

Justice League's script thrown out, reportedly 'terrible'

Warner Bros. is really having a tough time getting their act together. With Marvel continually doing as well as they are with their line-up of films, WB is definitely feeling the pressure of producing a good enough set of fil...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 01.23.2013

Illustrated Moonrise Kingdom script available to download

Focus Features has released online an illustrated version of Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's Academy Award nominated script for their 2012 film, Moonrise Kingdom. You can click through the script on their website and downloa...

Liz Rugg

8:00 PM on 01.07.2013

Godzillla reboot gets Frank Darabont, casting rumors

Okay, so there's good news and bad news. Bad news is that Legendary Pictures has ousted two of their producers for the upcoming Godzilla reboot (which is now set to start filming this March, with a May 2014 release date), Dan...

Nick Valdez

Read Alien: Engineers, the original version of Prometheus photo
Read Alien: Engineers, the original version of Prometheus
by Hubert Vigilla

Ridley Scott's Prometheus was a gorgeous-looking movie filled with some the most abysmally idiotic characters I've seen in a long while. (e.g., How do you get lost when you have a digital map? Why can't you run diagonally or perpendicularly from danger?) It was less like a prequel to Alien and more like a prequel to Idiocracy. A lot of the problems stemmed from just plain bad/sloppy writing from Damon Lindelof.

The original version of the Prometheus script by Jon Spaihts recently popped up online. Titled Alien: Engineers, it seems like it would have made a better movie than what wound up on screen with Prometheus. Spaihts himself confirmed that this is the screenplay that Lindelof was hired to revise.

I haven't had a chance to read the whole thing, but from what little I've read and the things I've seen online, this is at least a competent story. It has closer ties to the Alien franchise, the stupidity of some characters is acknowledged, and it's just better overall.

To read Alien: Engineers for yourself, go here. (It's a PDF.)

[Via Badass Digest]

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11:00 AM on 10.11.2012

Fox didn't like Chronicle 2 script, says John Landis

Chronicle was a huge surprise in how genuinely amazing it was. But I thought its ending (which I won't spoil here in case you haven't seen it. See it damn you!) was pretty much as far as the premise could go. It felt complete...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 10.09.2012

John Spaihts shares secrets from his Prometheus script

Ah, Prometheus, how I detest that you keep finding your way back into my life, especially with news like this. Jon Spaihts, the screenwriter who worked on several drafts of the script before it was handed off to Damen Lindelo...

Thor Latham

10:00 AM on 08.28.2012

TMNT reboot script leaks, not a hero in a half-shell

According to the hilariously named Ninja Turtles reboot hatin' blog, TMNT, NOT TANT, the script for the delayed Ninja Turtles remake/reboot is well...terrible. The alleged script follows Casey Jones (who is now a te...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.13.2012

Robocop remake script leaks, sucks

Drew McWeeny over at HitFlix apparently got his hands on an early draft of the Robocop script. And...it sucks. Judging from Drew's tweets about the matter, it looks like the draft is filled with nothing but winks and nudges t...

Maxwell Roahrig

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy movie gets new writer photo
Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy movie gets new writer
by Xander Markham

The 2014 Guardians Of The Galaxy adaptation is one of the more mysterious on Marvel's slate because no-one's exactly sure how they'll do it. It's crazier than any of the comic movies we've seen to date, concerning a team of intergalactic heroes (whose current lineup includes a plane flying, pistol-toting raccoon) who spend a considerable amount of time flying through space and travelling through time. It's wonderfully bonkers, but considering many people thought Thor could prove too fantastic for mainstream consumption, Marvel could be taking a big risk making Guardians one of next year's tentpoles.

Chris McCoy has been hired up to write the next draft of the script, with the original scribed by Nicole Perlman from Marvel's now closed writing program. McCoy hasn't got any credits on his IMDB page, but has seen three of his spec scripts placed on The Black List, an inventory of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays. He's apparently known for his comic sensibility, indicating possible plans for a more tongue-in-cheek approach to the adventures of Star-Lord, Groot (who controls trees), Drax The Destroyer, Gamora and the aforementioned Rocket Raccoon. Check out 'The Thanos Imperative' comic series to understand why The Avengers' mid-credits teaser could be seen as a seeding this movie as much as the second outing of Marvel's first cinematic superhero team.

[via /Film]

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9:00 AM on 04.25.2012

Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright finish The World's End

Fans of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, the series of movies by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, have reason to rejoice today! Many fans knew that the duo had started writing the final entry in the trilogy earlier this ...

Crystal White

8:00 AM on 03.05.2012

Keanu Reeves has read the Bill & Ted 3 script

...and he loves it, apparently. He reportedly said that he and Alex Winter (Bill) are "trying to put it together" and that it's "a good script." It's kind of a contradiction in terms, because if the script is supposedly finis...

Jamie R Stone

12:00 PM on 02.01.2012

Ridley Scott eyeing Cormac McCarthy's The Counselor

In mid-January we mentioned that Cormac McCarthy sold his first spec script, The Counselor. Turns out he didn't have to wait long before a filmmaker became interested. Ridley Scott is in talks to direct The Counselor as his f...

Hubert Vigilla

9:00 AM on 01.19.2012

Novelist Cormac McCarthy sells first spec script

Cormac McCarthy is one of America's best living writers, taking up the torch of Melville and Faulkner with works like Blood Meridian, The Border Trilogy, and Suttree. Well, the author of The Road and No Country for Old Men ha...

Hubert Vigilla

9:00 AM on 01.06.2012

Kevin Smith to Hit Somebody with one movie, not two

Kevin Smith is screenwriting a hockey film called Hit Somebody. Apparently he had once planned to film the movie in two parts, presumably because the story is just that epic. Now Smith has been tweetering, twitterpated, on hi...

Jamie R Stone

Bill Murray shreds Ghostbusters 3 script photo
Bill Murray shreds Ghostbusters 3 script
by Jamie R Stone

Oh, Bill Murray... What are we going to do with you? Yes, Bill Murray has finally read the Ghostbusters 3 script... and hated it. The former ghostbuster hated the script so much, in fact, that he actually sent it back to Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis shredded with a note attached that read "No one wants to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!"

Well, excuuuuuse me, Mr. Murray... but I would pay good money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts. There are far few things more entertaining than seeing unsung heroes from my childhood rise up from their metaphorical graves, out of obscurity and becoming heroic once again. I mean, I know it's Bill Murray and all, but come on, give the movie a chance to be great. The guy is just sitting idly by in his now-zombified mansion and thinks he can just pass judgment on any kind of commercial script he comes across. No, Bill Murray, this won't be an indie flick about brothers who reconnect on a train ride. It's broad comedic fair by nature, so let go of this pious idea that a Ghostbusters 3 script must be effing Shakespeare to be entertaining.

However, the note Murray left raises an interesting point about the Ghostbusters 3 script that seems to contradict most things we've heard about the proposed film. For one thing, if there's supposed to be a new team of ghostbusters, why are these "fat, old men" running around chasing ghosts? Admittedly, Murray said he didn't think the first 30 pages of the script sucked, but he saw plenty in the pages following them that would. Seriously? I'm starting to actually wonder if Bill Murray has imbued himself with his personality from Groundhog Day. It would explain a lot.

*Sigh* Prima Donnas.

[Via ScreenRant]

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