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Neil Purvis and Robert Wade rehired for Bond screenplay

The next Bond film is floundering hard after Danny Boyle turned in a screenplay that the producers disliked so much he quit the production. And when you're scared and alone with no plan for the future what do you do? You return to some...

 
 
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Indiana Jones 5 delayed, Jonathan Kasdan to write script

Because Lucasfilm wants to wait until Harrison Ford is physically unable to do the role, the fifth Indiana Jones film will miss its originally planned July 10, 2020 release date, according to Variety. Luckily(?), the project'...

 
 
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Suicide Squad 2 pulls off a writer switch

Looks like Gavin O'Conner, director and writer of Suicide Squad 2, is getting a little support. WB has brought in David Bar Katz and Todd Stashwick to help him develop the screenplay into something. It was in the early stages anyw...

 
 
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Marvel pulls in two writers to make an Eternals movie

Marvel has shown over and over that it can dig deep into its canon and make a hit film, and with Avengers: Infinity War turning out to be a Thanos movie, it's the perfect time for them to dive into the Eternals. Thanos is an Etern...

 
 
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Danger Girl movie picks up a screenwriter

The Danger Girl film now has a screenwriter, and it probably isn't going to blow anyone away. Rising action screenwriter Umair Aleem will take on the task of turning the 90s comic book into what is hoped to be a new female-led action franch...

 
 
 
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Coming to America 2 gets original's screenwriters

What... Why... The Coming to America sequel might make the least sense of all sequels ever, but it's happening. The Tracking Board has confirmed that Paramount is mounting the Eddie Murphy led sequel and has pulled in the original film...

 
 
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Matrix reboot may not actually be a reboot

The Matrix should not be rebooted (even if there is a right way to do it). Hell, with the way the franchise dovetailed I'm not sure if it should come back in any form. But it is, of course, and we heard it was going to be a reboot. How...

 
 
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Neal Pervis and Robert Wade return again to script Bond 25

It's with mixed emotions that I write the news that Neal Pervis and Robert Wade are returning to write the screenplay for Bond 25. The duo have been involved with the Bond films since The World Is Not Enough (writers strike aside) and ...

 
 
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Phantom Tollbooth movie is back on at

If you're me then your favorite book in the whole world growing up (and now) is The Phantom Tollbooth. Also if you're me than you loved the animated version that was made, but you've been desperate for a new feature film because it would ju...

 
 
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New Van Helsing movie is inspired by Mad Max

You may have forgotten that Universal is working on a big cinematic universe starring all of its classic movie monsters because the movie to kick it all off, The Mummy reboot, has been in production forever. Well, it was Dracula Untold ...

 
 
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Sherlock Holmes 3 gets screenwriter

The two Robert Downey Jr. Led Sherlock Holmes movies made a crap ton of money and, in all fairness, were a descent amount of fun. You'd think in this sequel hungry world that means we'd see another one as quick as possible, but it's been fi...

 
 
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Flash movie nets director/writer Seth Grahame-Smith

The DC cinematic universe has a job to do building up its on screen roster, but they're getting there. One of the next steps is a Flash movie, probably called The Flash. Seth Grahame-Smith is in talks to write and direct the movie. This com...

 
 
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Jason Reitman to write and direct animated Beekle

Joason Reitman has not been doing so well recently with Labor Day and Men, Women & Children both flopping hard so a dramatic shift sounds in order. That shift is taking on an animated film for Dreamworks in the form of Beekle. ...

 
 
 
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E.L. James' husband writing Fifty Shades sequel

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 by this nonsense...

 
 
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Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve will write Captain Marvel

It's offcial: Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve will write Marvel's upcoming Captain Marvel adaptation, the company confirmed today. The two women are certainly qualified – Perlman took the first pass at the Guardians of the Galaxy scrip...

 
 
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Winter Soldier screenwriters sign on for Infinity Wars

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 helm on the latter...

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

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 the project. But ...

 
 
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Ghostbusters 3 traps new writer without crossing the beams

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 The Heat (wi...

 
 
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Zombieland 2 is undead, gets new writer

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 after the pilo...

 
 
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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 overall. Sadly, bec...

 
 
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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 to have a great...

 
 
 
 
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Rian Johnson writing and directing Star Wars: Ep. VIII

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...

 
 
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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 so that filmin...

 
 
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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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Book Review: SCREENWRITING 101 By Film Crit Hulk!

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, po...

 
 
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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 something like ...

 
 
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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 film for a ...

 
 
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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't be. Well if ...

 
 
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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 sticks itself in a ...

 
 
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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 Melton and&n...

 
 
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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 since he's got...

 
 
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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 everyone happy...

 
 
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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 screenwriter i...

 
 




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Backtrace"Spinning in the mud"

 

Mowgli"Uncanny jungle valley"

 

Anna and the Apocalypse"We've reached uber niche!"

 

The Favourite"Probably not a pun, but it should be--it's my favorite"

 

Ralph Breaks the Internet"The deepest piece of media that also has the floss dance"

 

Creed II"Creed : Creed II :: Rocky : Rocky II"

 

Robin Hood"For the last time, arrows are not bullets"

 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald "Doesn't break the mold, just dusts it off for more"

 

Instant Family"I'm not crying! You're crying!"

 

Widows"Viola Davis = fire"

 

They Shall Not Grow Old"Every bit as remarkable as expected"

 

The Long Dumb Road"Not quite long and only a little dumb"

 

Overlord"Cloverlord"

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web"Great 'Girl,' lame 'Spider's Web'"

 

The Grinch"Stink, Stank, Stunk"

 

The Other Side of the Wind"Orson Welles' "final" film is an angry, sloppy, salvaged ego trip"

 

Bohemian Rhapsody"Traveling at the speed of light"

 

The Great Buster"Proof that silent movies never get old"

 

Monster Party"Cause the party don't stop until -- wait, it does stop."

 

Mid90s"A pretty good coming-of-age movie that you've probably seen before"

 

Castlevania (Season 2)"Let us go out this night for exposition"

 

Johnny English Strikes Again"Atkinson is a load-bearing actor"

 

All Creatures Here Below" And the Most Disturbing Movie goes to..."

 

Suspiria"An arthouse overhaul of Dario Argento's 1977 classic that will enrage and alienate audiences (but I liked it... I think?)"

 
 
 
 
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