The latest bestselling young-adult novel to get a feature film adaptation has found itself a hot new screenwriter. Noah Oppenheim will adapt The Maze Runner, a New York Times bestselling adventure book by James Dashner, that follows a group of kids who must navigate a deadly maze to make it out of an alternative dimension. Catherine Hardwicke has been tapped to direct the film, which is set up at 20th Century Fox
Oppenheim, a former producer on The Today Show, hit the 2010 Black List and got the attention of Steven Spielberg with his script called Jackie, which is about Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It’s set up at Fox Searchlight. He’s also writing the American remake of Snabba Cash for Zac Efron. Read more about The Maze Runner, see a fan video and more after the jump. Read More »
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The pitch here is pretty simple: what if Dr. Seuss had created Star Wars? Thanks to characters like Yoda and Jabba the Hut, and the basic morality of the story, it actually works pretty well. Check out the work of cartoonist Adam Watson after the break. Read More »
Artist Derek Eads has created an wonderful minimalistic infographic showing the many faces of actor Gary Oldman. No word on if prints will be made available, but if they are they will likely be on Eads’ screened shop.
While fictional bands like Spinal Tap get all the love, others like The Beets, Jesse and the Rippers, Drive Shaft and Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good Time Family Band Solution are regularly shunned. That’s probably because Spinal Tap actually performs while the others are composed of actors or animations in well known television series, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t subtly celebrate their love of Doug, Full House, Lost or even Arrested Development with these clever concert posters by Fernando Reza. His Tuned In Series is now on sale and you can see all four prints and get links to purchase them after the break. Read More »
Mad Men fans have long been championing star Jon Hamm to star as Clark Kent in a new Superman film. We were originally told by director Zack Snyder that the movie will probably feature the character’s early days, and reports claimed that David Goyer‘s script follows Clark Kent, a journalist traveling the world “trying to decide if he should, in fact, even become Superman.” We assumed this meant that Superman would likely be played by a young actor, but recently Armie Hammer slipped that they’re looking for a middle-aged actor for the role. And yes, Snyder directed Hamm in his last film, Suckerpunch. Hamm has said that he’d love to discuss the possibility “if the powers that be are thinking” of casting an older Clark Kent.
We have no idea if Armie’s claim is true, and we have no clue if Hamm really has any shot at the project — but it’s fun to entertain the possibility. /Film reader Nevil S sent over a mock-up of Hamm in the Superman costume. While the old school threads will most likely be updated in the new film, this gives us an idea of what Hamm might look like in the red and blue tights. Hit the jump to see the quick photo mock-up.
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His name must be The Darth Knight, but his secret identity is Bruce Skywalker. I must admit, the similarities between Batman and Darth Vader’s costume’s have somehow escaped me in the past. Erin Fife’s mash-up of the two iconic dark pop culture icons is dated 2007, but has only begun to spread around the web this week. Found via Reddit, check out the full piece of fan artwork, after the jump.
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What if Pixar’s Toy Story wasn’t just a story about toys, but instead an action film about a Spaceman, a Cowboy and their friends? It might resemble this awesome piece of fan art created by UK artist Sean Izaakse. See the full design after the jump.
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In response to the oil spill disaster, Spanish website The Blog of Chibiboto published a bunch of proposed movie posters for Finding Nemo 2, a co production of Disney/Pixar and BP. The film’s title should probably be called “Saving Nemo”. Check out a couple other poster designs after the jump.
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