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Metal Gear Solid adaptation to be written by Jay Basu

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 heard talks about ...

 
 
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E.L. James wants control over next Fifty Shades screenplay

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 clashed repeatedly d...

 
 
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World War Z sequel starting with a clean slate

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 and made $540 ...

 
 
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Warner Bros. has two Aquaman scripts in the works

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 all of the film...

 
 
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Del Toro writing Pacific Rim 2 right now

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 for it lined up. ...

 
 
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Tarantino drafting new Hateful Eight script

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 film in L.A thi...

 
 
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Lauren Shuler Donner talks Deadpool script

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 should be "poopin...

 
 
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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 screenwriter John L...

 
 
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You can download all these rad screenplays for no money!

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, Frozen, The Bling R...

 
 
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There are two scripts for Independence Day 2

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 he wouldn't wan...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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Beasts of the Southern Wild to be re-released this week

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 four Oscar nomin...

 
 
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Warner Bros. wants to make a "Space Odyssey"

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 is to be set in...

 
 
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Disney's Tron 3 finds a another new writer

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 continue the develop...

 
 
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Michael Arndt may be writing Star Wars VII

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 to write a t...

 
 
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Warner Bros. picks up Somacell, produced by David Goyer

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 future who disc...

 
 
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John Logan taking on writing duties for Bond 24 and 25

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're not goin...

 
 
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Wanted 2 still happening, getting new female lead

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 that it still ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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Chan-wook Park to direct a crime drama from Bond scribes

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 rarely matched, re...

 
 
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World of Warcraft script getting rewrite by Leavitt

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 Rodat, is getting ...

 
 
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Alan Moore to work in film of own volition

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 news interest ...

 
 
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Comic scribe Mark Millar says JLA is dark and mature

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 year now and ren...

 
 
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Cabin in the Woods: Joss & Drew's writing process

[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 interviews, and hu...

 
 
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Super Troopers meow 2 script finalized meow

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 Babymakers. The duo ...

 
 
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Charlie Kaufman on truth, fiction, and meaningful art

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 of his opening ...

 
 
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Flixclusive: Bellflower follow-up similar to 'Malkovich'

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 handicap to that, as ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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TMNT gets M:I screenwriters J.A. and A.N.

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 was supposed to ...

 
 
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Candy Land movie is like Lord of the Rings

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 about one of Hasbr...

 
 
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Flixist Film School: A DIY filmmaking primer

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 be discussing ...

 
 
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Jay Baruchel: screenwriter

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 addition to co-writi...

 
 
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Pirates 5 script is in, that is all

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 you shouldn't s...

 
 




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