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Simon Pegg says Start Trek 3 script scrapped for being too Star Trek-y


Because philosophy doesn't sell
May 20
You'd think that a franchise like Star Trek would have some pretty clear sailing after two successful films released, but the third movie is proving to be troublesome. Originally Robert Orci was going to direct, but Para... read
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Metal Gear Solid adaptation to be written by Jay Basu


METAL GEAR!
Mar 31
As Deadline reports that Jay Basu will write the screenplay for Sony Pictures feature film adaptation of the hugely popular Metal Gear Solid video game, it seems the pieces are finally falling into place.  We've hea... read
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E.L. James wants control over next Fifty Shades screenplay


Nope. Not doing it. No joke about "control." I'm taking the high road.
Feb 19
Fifty Shades Of Grey was a movie without a country. Sam Taylor-Johnson attempted to craft a feminist subversion out of the novel's infamous tale of abuse, whereas E.L. James wanted her work to be faithfully adapted, and clash... read
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World War Z sequel starting with a clean slate


Can we go back and erase the first's ending as well
Jan 20
We here at Flixist actually dug World War Z despite it's horrible third act, which was rewritten and abandoned many of the book's themes to give us a happy ending. Despite all the troubles the movie had it still came out... read
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Warner Bros. has two Aquaman scripts in the works


What's better than one Aquaman? Two Aquaman! Aquamen?
Aug 13
Warner Bros., in a desperate bid to catch up with Marvel, is being crazy aggressive with its release schedule over the next few years. While we're pretty sure there will be more Bats, Superman and Wonder Woman we didn't know ... read
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Del Toro writing Pacific Rim 2 right now


Still no money to actually make it
Jun 09
At ATX this weekend Guiellermo Del Toro made fans of his Pacific Rim a little excited as he announced that he's working on the sequel's with The Incredible Hulk writer Zak Penn script as if he already had funding fo... read
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Tarantino drafting new Hateful Eight script


Did anyone really believe he wasn't going to make it eventually?
Apr 21
The drama over Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight has been pretty crazy. After the script leaked online he swore he was going to put the film on the back burner, and then decide to hold a one-time only reading of the ... read
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Lauren Shuler Donner talks Deadpool script


You should be scared by this.
Mar 11
So it turns out that our favorite merc with a mouth (who had his mouth surgically shut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) has a script out there and Producer Lauren Shuler Donner says its "really good." Here is why you sh... read
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John Logan talks Bond 24 and the return of S.P.E.C.T.R.E.


Is it too early to get far too excited?
Mar 05
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... read
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You can download all these rad screenplays for no money!


The only problem is choosing which one to download first!
Jan 02
Reading screenplays is always really cool. It's fascinating to see where the vision of the director and the intent of the screenwriter diverge. If you're interested in reading the screenplays for The Wolf of Wall Street, Froz... read
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There are two scripts for Independence Day 2


One is jiggy with it, the other is not
Oct 24
Will Smith has been all over the place in terms of Independence Day 2 (officially titled ID Forever Part 1). He wasn't returning and then he was in talks and then he wasn't again. It's all a bit confusing as it's unclear why ... read
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Illustrated Moonrise Kingdom script available to download


Jan 23
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... read
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Beasts of the Southern Wild to be re-released this week


Jan 17
Beasts of the Southern Wild was this year's breakout independent movie, as favorite among the Flixist staff that have seen it, and also probably the longest review we have to date. In the light of the dark horse candidate's f... read
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Warner Bros. wants to make a "Space Odyssey"


Jan 15
No it’s not a rip-off of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, but rather “The Odyssey” by Homer. Yes, the same epic poem that follows Odysseus and his very long journey home after the fall of Troy ... read
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Disney's Tron 3 finds a another new writer


David DiGilio gets the boot
Dec 06
It looks like whatever work David DiGilio accomplished is now being handed off to a new scribe for another go around. Jesse Wigutow has been hired as the new writer for the sequel to Tron: Legacy and will conti... read
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Michael Arndt may be writing Star Wars VII


Another day, another Star Wars post
Nov 09
As far as all of the Star Wars news everyone has been reporting on, this little tidbit is a bit more substantial. According to Deadline, Michael Arndt was brought in sometime ago by Lucasfilm before all of this hubbub&nb... read
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Warner Bros. picks up Somacell, produced by David Goyer


He sure looks snazzy in that sweater
Oct 30
In what can be described as just barely news, Warner Bros. has just picked up a spec script from first time screenwriter Ashleigh Powell titled Somacell. The story "chronicles a female prison guard in the near ... read
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John Logan taking on writing duties for Bond 24 and 25


You better be ready for more Bond
Oct 26
Bet you didn't expect news about a Bond sequel so soon did ya? Hell, Skyfall hasn't even released in the states yet! Of course, that doesn't really mean anything when it comes to the Bond franchise, because it's not like we'r... read
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Wanted 2 still happening, getting new female lead


Oct 25
Did you watch the first Wanted and afterwards think, "Man, I could really go for some more of that"? I certainly have good news for you! The sequel is still chugging along with a screenplay going into second draft stages (and... read
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John Spaihts shares secrets from his Prometheus script


Oct 09
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... read
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Chan-wook Park to direct a crime drama from Bond scribes


Sep 18
There is no shortage of love around Flixist for the brilliant Chan-wook Park. A master of his craft, he has directed several amazing films, most notably Oldboy, and has established a pedigree of Korean film making that is rar... read
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World of Warcraft script getting rewrite by Leavitt


Aug 02
Videogames are serious business and serious business means that videogame movies need serious screenwriters. World of Warcraft is so serious that the original screenplay, written by Saving Private Ryan screenwriter Robert Rod... read
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Alan Moore to work in film of own volition


Jun 22
In the sad way that certain artists come to be known more for succulent ancillary gossip rather than their actual contributions, Alan Moore, like an actor who happens to enjoy rodent-based anal pleasantries, has seen the most... read
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Comic scribe Mark Millar says JLA is dark and mature


Jun 07
With word of a screenwriter being brought on to make a Justice League of America film we all assumed that things were just getting underway on the project, but in fact Will Beall has been writing the screenplay for nearly a y... read
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[For the next few days, we'll be looking at The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion from Titan Books. It features an in-depth interview with Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, the film's complete screenplay, cast int... read feature

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Super Troopers meow 2 script finalized meow


Mar 13
This one comes straight from out lovely community blogs, folks. Manasteel88 is down at SXSW and sat in on a talk that Super Trooper creators Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan gave after showcasing their new film The Babym... read
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Charlie Kaufman was invited by BAFTA to deliver a speech as part of their "Screenwriters on Screenwriting" lecture series. It happened back in late September, though it only came to our attention through /Film yesterday. One ... read feature

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Flixclusive: Bellflower follow-up similar to 'Malkovich'


Aug 18
I'll soon be posting an interview that I conducted with Evan Glodell, the writer/director/producer/star of Bellflower. Everyone on our staff who's seen the film has applauded it, despite the $17,000 budget and not as a handic... read
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Chilean miners sell script to Black Swan producer Medavoy


Jul 26
It's hard to believe it's been almost a full year since the 33 Chilean miners were tragically trapped underground. Mike Medavoy (Black Swan, Shutter Island) has successfully reached an agreement with the representatives of th... read
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Alex Tse gives wings to The Crow remake


Jun 23
You know that remake of The Crow that's been floating around for awhile? The one with Bradley Cooper set to star as the titular character? News has come out that Watchmen scribe Alex Tse is on board to write a new script for ... read
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TMNT gets M:I screenwriters J.A. and A.N.


Jun 08
Did you check out the last installment of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen. Remember it was digitally animated and called TMNT? I actually kind of dug it, but it didn't reignite the franchise on screen like it w... read
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Candy Land movie is like Lord of the Rings


May 24
Sometimes you write a headline and then you have to stare at it a while and make sure that you're still alive and that the world hasn't actually gone through the Rapture. This was one of those headlines. Speaking recently abo... read
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Flixist Film School: A DIY filmmaking primer


May 19
Flixist Film School is proud to present the third installment of our ongoing production series. Part one brought us a great lesson in editing, and part two filled us in on how to write an ending.  In this lesson, we will... read
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Jay Baruchel: screenwriter


May 06
I love when actors branch out into other facets of film-making. Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, and Zach Braff have done it! Now it's Jay Baruchel's time to shine! Yeah, you know, the guy with the maple leaf on his chest.In addit... read
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Pirates 5 script is in, that is all


May 05
Rejoice for yet another Pirates film is on the way and Disney can continue to count its large piles of Johnny Depp flavored money (tastes like chicken). The fourth film hasn't even hit theaters yet, but when you're on a roll ... read






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