Quantcast
FLIXIST - Where movie lovers blog.
  Upgrade your membership





wut?
Subscribe via RSS



12:00 PM on 09.10.2014

23 Jump Street exists, gets screenwriter

If you haven't seen 22 Jump Street know it's one of the funniest films this year. It ended in such a way, that making a sequel film would not only prove its ridiculous final jokes right but ruin the film's good will over...

Nick Valdez


Advertisement:

Terra Battle In-Game Giveaway

Celebrate the launch of the Terra Battle Download Starter campaign by following them on Twitter to receive 5 Energy to get a jumpstart once the game launches. Developed by the legendary Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Terra Battle launches in October..




3:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers movie gets First Class writers

Ever since it was announced, I've been very excited for the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers reboot. Regardless of how it turns out (whether it ends up like Transformers or like Rise of the Planet of the Apes), I know I'm going ...

Nick Valdez

1:09 PM on 07.01.2014

Purvis and Wade reportedly brought back to work on Bond 24 script

Neil Purvis and Mark Wade wrote every Bond film from The World is Not Enough to Quantum of Solace before they were removed part of the way through Skyfall so that John Logan could make a script that actually wo...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 06.25.2014

WarGames does the director and writer thing for almost real this time

WarGames never really stood out to me when I originally saw it back in the day, but its a considered a classic and any 80s classic that exists must get a remake. Thus we've had a new one on the dock for a few years now. ...

Matthew Razak



Rian Johnson writing and directing Star Wars: Ep. VIII photo
Rian Johnson writing and directing Star Wars: Ep. VIII
by Matthew Razak

Some big news coming out of the Star Wars camp today as it has been announced that Looper director Rian Johnson will be writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII and writing Episode IX. Most likely Abrams will return to direct Episode IX and this will give him the gap and time to do it. 

Unless you wanted Abrams to direct all the films this is nothing but good news. Johnson is an incredible director and an even better story teller. Having him pen the screenplays is possibly the best news this franchise has had since the 80s. I can't see a situation where he doesn't knock it out of the park. Directing is a good call too. Though this will be his first truly effects heavy film his work on Looper showed us he can handle sci-fi with the best of them. 

[via The Wrap]

view full story + comments


11:51 AM on 04.01.2014

New screenwriters of Splinter Cell movie

Things seem to be rolling along for Tom Hardy's Splinter Cell film, which has a director, but evidently not a strong enough screenplay. Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner has come on board to rewrite the screenplay...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 03.05.2014

John Logan talks Bond 24 and the return of S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

Sometimes do you just sit around and wonder why there isn't more news about the next James Bond film, momentarily titled Bond 24? No? Well, I do and so it's with great pleasure I bring myself (and you by proxy) news from scre...

Matthew Razak



Book Review: SCREENWRITING 101 By Film Crit Hulk! photo
Book Review: SCREENWRITING 101 By Film Crit Hulk!
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

I first heard about Film Crit Hulk about a year ago. I had written an article about why Tom Hooper should have been drawn and quartered for his butchering of Les Miserables, and one of the commenters, rather than say anything insightful, pointed me to a similar-ish article by Film Crit Hulk. Normally I hate that kind of thing, but I figured I would give it a shot, because I was angry at Tom Hooper and I wanted someone else to back me up.

So I read the article, and it was a whole lot smarter than what I said. Then again, his was focused on its technical failings whereas mine was more focused on its catastrophically poor attempts at adaptation.

But I digress.

When I heard that this Hulk fellow had written a book on screenwriting (appropriately titled SCREENWRITING 101), I was intrigued. I usually hate books like that, but it seemed like such an odd thing for a critic to do. So I gave it a shot. 

And guess what?

It's fucking amazing.

view full story + comments


10:00 AM on 12.12.2013

Safe House writer in talks to write Bad Boys 3

Now that Jerry Bruckheimer is freed from Disney and is producing things like Top Gun 2 and Beverly Hills Cop 4, one of the sequels in the pipeline is also Bad Boys 3. It's still extremely early on in production (and mind you ...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 11.21.2013

Watchman writer to take on Gran Turismo

What do you do with an insanely popular game that has almost no plot and sells itself on its ability to look like the best car porn in the world? You make a movie out of it! We've been hearing murmurs about the Gran Turismo&n...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 11.07.2013

The Purge writer/director returning for the sequel

After a sequel to The Purge was announced shortly after it made its original run in theaters (and I apologized for it), we haven't heard much news since that announcement. That just means someone jumped the gun, right? Couldn...

Nick Valdez





9:00 AM on 10.28.2013

Clive Barker working on a Hellraiser remake

Hellraiser is quite an interesting franchise. I don't want to necessarily label it as the most "niche" of the horror monster genre, but its overt S&M themes make it one of the few franchises that both stands out, yet stic...

Nick Valdez

11:27 AM on 10.10.2013

Saw screenwriters writing a Disney movie

I can tell you one thing: when I think of the the Saw franchise I think of Disney. No wait. That's the opposite of what happens. But a screenwriter doesn't have to be pigeonholed into one genre as writers Patrick Me...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 10.08.2013

Chu drops Masters of the Universe, rewrites ensuing

The only news we ever really had about Columbia Pictures reboot of The Masters of the Universe was that Jon M. Chu, of G.I. Joe fame, was directing. Now that news is gone as he's left the project. Not too surprising...

Flixist Staff

9:00 AM on 10.03.2013

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 gets its writers

In case you forgot: Sony Pictures recently set dates for both The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and the Amazing Spider-Man 4 in order to retain the rights to Spider-Man and further keeping him away from joining The Avengers and making...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 10.02.2013

Legend of Conan pushes forward with screenwriter

There's been little movement on The Legend of Conan since we all heard, and we're slightly bemused by the fact, that Arnold Schwarzenegger was returning to the role that made him famous.  Now the movie finally has a...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 09.17.2013

Insidious: Chapter Three is now a thing because money

Since Insidious: Chapter Two (Insidiou2) made big bucks during its opening weekend, Sony Pictures Worldwide has announced that Leigh Whannel (the screenwriter of the previous Insidious films) has now begun working on Insidiou...

Nick Valdez



J.K. Rowling writing screenplay for Harry Potter spin-off photo
J.K. Rowling writing screenplay for Harry Potter spin-off
by Matthew Razak

Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling have just announced, via Rowling's Facebook page, that Rowling has signed on to return the world of Harry Potter to the big screen. Rowling is writing the screenplay for a film based off the Potter world book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film will follow the adventures of the book's fictitious author, Newt Scamander.

In the FB post Rowling explains that WB had originally approached her about making a movie based on the book and as she thought about it she decided that she didn't want anyone else writing a screenplay but herself so she pitched her own idea. We're sure Warner Bros. was more than happy to have her come aboard as it gives the film some serious Potter street cred and makes it look less (just a little) like a cash grab. Rowling also emphasizes that this is not a sequel or a sequel, but a film simply set in the world of Harry Potter. Even more exciting is that this is just the first film in a new film series, so we'll probably be getting a lot more adventures of Newt Scamander since there's about a 1 in bajillion chance that this won't be a hit.

So, what about it, Potter fans? Glad the woman is returning? 

view full story + comments


3:00 PM on 08.20.2013

Trailer: The Counselor starring Fassbender, Pitt, Bardem

In The Counselor, Michael Fassbender stars as a lawyer who finds himself in way over his head when he gets involved with the dangerous world of drug trafficking. Judging from this trailer, things go awry pretty badly, and Fa...

Liz Rugg

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

5:00 PM on 07.23.2013

Star Trek 3 grabbing new writers

Rumors are popping up that two new writers have been brought on for the next Star Trek film as Kurtzman, Orci and Lindelof leave to go mess around with some other beloved franchise. Bad Robot, JJ Abrams production compan...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 06.13.2013

M. Night Shyamalan apparently ghost wrote She's All That

In an interview with Movies.com about his recent After Earf premiere, M. Night Shawarma was asked what he thought about audiences expecting a twist at the end of each of his films, and his answer may very well be his gre...

Nick Valdez