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Transformers

Transformers sequels have found their writers, including Robert Kirkman


More than writes the eye
May 21
Remember that weird sounding "writers room" Paramount was trying to set up for Transformers sequels and spin-offs Jackson wrote about some time ago? To make the whole thing weirder, we now know who's a part of it. Seemingly f... read
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50 Shades

E.L. James' husband writing Fifty Shades sequel


Apr 23
I understand giving an author some say over their book's adaptation, but this is getting ridiculous. It seems that the production of these films is so awful, any of the slightly talented people involved are being chased off b... read
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Winter Soldier screenwriters sign on for Infinity Wars


The hegemony continues
Apr 10
I hope you liked Captain America: The Winter Soldier, because if you didn't you're probably not going to like Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1 or 2. We learned the Russo brothers, who directed the former have taken the hel... read
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Friday the 13th machete swings back into action with new screenwriter


It's nearly impossible to type that Jason sound out
Mar 25
We all knew Friday the 13th would once again return. As the greatest of all the slasher series it had to. Once Paramount got the rights from WB it was just a matter of time and that time is almost nigh. Paramount has set... read
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Spider-Meng

Drew Goddard could direct Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man reboot


Mar 03
When Sony announced they were bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I thought of many reasons it could be a bad or good idea. But one thing I had never thought of was what potential directors we'd get for th... read
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Ghostbusters 3 traps new writer without crossing the beams


Katie Dippold isn't afraid of no ghosts
Oct 08
Ready for some confirmations out of nowhere? Paul Feig is actually going to direct the third Ghostbusters film and they've hired Katie Dippold to help him write the script. In case the name is unfamiliar Dippold wrote Th... read
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Zombieland 2

Zombieland 2 is undead, gets new writer


Oct 01
Last we heard about a sequel to the 2009 film Zombieland, was about two years ago when the kibosh was effectively put on any sequel talk. Then last year talk had begun of a Zombieland TV series for Amazon's Instant Video. But... read
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23 Jump Street

23 Jump Street exists, gets screenwriter


Sep 10
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... read
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MMPR Reboot

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers movie gets First Class writers


YES
Jul 15
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 ... read
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Purvis and Wade reportedly brought back to work on Bond 24 script


Evidently we learned nothing from the Brosnan era
Jul 01
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... read
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WarGames does the director and writer thing for almost real this time


Dean Israelite to direct and Arash Amelt to write
Jun 25
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. ... read
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Will also write Episode IX
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 r... read feature

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New screenwriters of Splinter Cell movie


Triple green goggle movie to start shooting in August
Apr 01
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... 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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Save the intern
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... read feature

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Bad Boys 3

Safe House writer in talks to write Bad Boys 3


And Michael Bay isn't involved yet? Blasphemy!
Dec 12
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 ... read
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Watchman writer to take on Gran Turismo


Nov 21
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... read
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The Purge 2: The Purgerer

The Purge writer/director returning for the sequel


The Purge 2: The Purgererereres
Nov 07
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... read
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Hellraiser remake

Clive Barker working on a Hellraiser remake


with Doug Bradley returning as Pinhead
Oct 28
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... read
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Saw screenwriters writing a Disney movie


Oct 10
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... read
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Chu drops Masters of the Universe, rewrites ensuing


He no longer has the POOOOOOWER
Oct 08
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... read
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Spider-Man 3

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 gets its writers


...and they're the same.
Oct 03
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... read
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Legend of Conan pushes forward with screenwriter


Oct 02
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... read
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Insidiou3

Insidious: Chapter Three is now a thing because money


Insidiou3
Sep 17
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... read
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Based on the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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 Pott... read feature

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Trailer: The Counselor starring Fassbender, Pitt, Bardem


Aug 20
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... read
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Bret McKenzie writing a fairy tale comedy musical script


Will probably be cute and funny
Aug 08
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... read
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Star Trek 3 grabbing new writers


To boldly go where many other writers have gone before
Jul 23
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... read
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Shawarma's All That

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


What a twist!
Jun 13
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... read
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Dodgeball 2 sequel in development


Apr 22
Screenwriter Clay Tarver (Joy Ride) has been tapped by 20th Century Fox and Ben Stiller’s production company Red Hour to pen the sequel to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. According to THR, Tarver is working on Quantum... read
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The approach to the Deus Ex: Human Revolution movie


I never asked for this
Feb 21
For those who do not know, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a cyberpunk video game that was released in 2011 by Square Enix. In November of last year, CBS Films announced that director and writer Scott Derrickson (Sinister) was h... read
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Lawrence Kasdan & Simon Kinberg talk new Star Wars films


Feb 11
Jim Vejvoda of IGN had a chance to speak briefly with Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg at the Final Draft Big Break screenwriting awards. Both writers were brought on to consult/script some of the new Star Wars material on t... read
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Screenwriters and writing teams that WB should consider for the JLA film
Warner Bros. has hit a big stumbling block with the Justice League movie. Yet again. (Just ask George Miller.) The latest problem for WB: the script by Will Beall is rumored to have been terrible, so they junked it. It seems ... read feature

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Terminator 5 may eventually get a script


Jan 18
So the writer of the films Shutter Island and Alexander, Laeta Kalogridis, and writer of Drive Angry, Patrick Lussier, have been hired to collaborate and write the script of Terminator 5. Now, these two have collaborated befo... read
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Seth Lochhead to write adaption of Shadow of the Colossus


This probably shouldn't happen
Jan 08
I had fortunately forgotten that Sony had made the decision the adapt Shadow of the Colossus, one of the most critically acclaimed and revered games of all time, into a movie. But lo and behold I've been reminded of this ... read
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Godzillla reboot gets Frank Darabont, casting rumors


The King of the Monsters finally gets a worthy writer.
Jan 07
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... read
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Rumor: Justice League film's story influences revealed


Dec 13
Now that Darkseid/Thanos/Thanoseid has been revealed as the villain of the upcoming Justice League film for some dumb reason (money), speculation has begun on what the story for the new film will be. According to Latino Revie... read
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Jumanji remake finds a writer


This movie had some seriously crappy box art
Dec 07
Apparently Columbia Pictures is planning a remake of Jumanji, and to that end they've tapped the talents of screenwriter Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction). No other details have been given yet, so there's no time frame or dir... 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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New Pixar film coming from Safety Not Guaranteed Writer


Nov 30
One of the more charming, quirky, creative and heartwarming films to land this past year was Safety Not Guaranteed. Being as I just used four adjectives that perfectly describe most Pixar films as well, it should come as wel... read






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