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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 been getting is t...


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 project. So, acc...

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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 only report th...

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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 options they're cons...


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 and monsters and...


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 got confirmed l...


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  (is it is...


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 films too. First, ...


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 download a .pdf file t...


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 Lin and Roy Le...


Read Alien: Engineers, the original version of Prometheus

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...


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. But when Max ...


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 Lindelof for rewriting...


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 teenager who curs...


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 to the first fil...


Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy movie gets new writer

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 he...


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 year, but now w...


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 finished, but they'r...


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 follow-up to Pro...


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 has just sold his...


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 his Twitter (or w...


Bill Murray shreds Ghostbusters 3 script

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 Har...


Malick announces next two films: Knight of Cups, Lawless

Terrence Malick has officially announced his next two film projects! Fans of the director may be surprised by his move of taking on not one, but two movies in 2012, because the man is famously reclusive, and sometimes spreads out his projec...


Monday Movie Trivia: Aronofsky bought Perfect Blue rights

For those of you who have never heard this before, it's an issue that's been in constant debate for the past few years: just how much was Darren Aronofsky inspired by Perfect Blue when making the very similar film, Black Swan? Let's start w...


Wanted 2: Still Wanting will be a thing, despite all odds

There are very few movies I have not finished by choice. Some get forgotten about, I'll lose the DVD, or some other nonsense will come up, but some are so bad, I just say "Eff this." The Girlfriend Experience is one of those rare films I co...


The Wolverine script to Die Hard

The Wolverine is getting a script rewrite from Mark Bomback, the scribe of Live Free or Die Hard. The original screenwriter was Christopher McQuarrie, who also penned The Usual Suspects and Valkyrie. Since I'm not a huge fan of his overall ...


Chilean miners sell script to Black Swan producer Medavoy

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 the 33 Chilean mi...


G.I. Joe writers hired for movie about gargoyles

Screenwriters David Elliot and Paul Lovett have been hired by Disney to write a script for a live-action movie about vigilante gargoyles who fight crime and stuff. Probably. Elliot and Lovett also collaborated on the recent live-action G.I ...


Alex Tse gives wings to The Crow remake

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 the upcoming re...


Kevin Smith's Hit Somebody details

For some time now there has been buzz about Kevin Smith's post Red State project, Hit Somebody. Based on a Warren Zevon song about a hockey goon who wants to score a goal, Hit Somebody seems to be a natural fit for a director who loves the ...


Hurt Locker filmmakers working on Osama Bin Laden film

A few nights ago we were filled with a wide range of emotions upon hearing that Osama Bin Laden was dead. Even in the safety of our own homes the adrenaline was easily noticed, so it's hard to imagine what it must have felt like to be a par...


Solid Snake to adapt Dragonriders of Pern

Do you remember Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern novels? Of course you do, nerds. Who could forget the majesty of discovering a new planet filled with telepathic dragons that wanted to be your friends? Producer Steve Hoban couldn't, an...


Joseph Kosinski talks about Tron 3 progress

We know that Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis -- the writers of Tron: Legacy -- are working on Tron: Uprising, a 10 part animated television series that explores the events leading up to the sequel, but what about another Tron movie in the ne...


Who's writing Men in Black 3?

Men in Black 3 has been facing problems for a while now. Maybe it's just me, but starting production without a finished script that meets Will Smith's approval doesn't seem like the best thing for a movie's quality. The screenplay was origi...


Sleeping Beauty script attaches Hailee Steinfeld as lead

Yep, the fairy tale fad keeps on letting hair fall out the window of the money tower that is Hollywood. Even though Alice in Wonderland was mostly despised, it still went on to be the second highest domestic earner of 2010, bested only by T...


Wes Craven is willing to work on Scream 5 and 6

With the Scream 4 trailer being so well received, it shouldn't surprise many people that a whole new trilogy may be on the way. However, it seems like it may not be as simple as Wes Craven fighting to stay relevant after My Soul to Take met...


WGA awards Inception, The Social Network for screenplays

Last weekend, the Writer's Guild of America held its annual awards ceremony. Vulture brings us word that the guild granted writer-director Christopher Nolan his first WGA award for Best Original Screenplay thanks to Inception (we agree). 20...


Woman gets sued by Fox for posting 100 scripts online

Movie scripts can provide an interesting look into how movies are conceptualized. They can show both how well-planned that one favorite scene was and how much the director made things up on the spot. But unless you're trying to learn from t...


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